On this Day August 27
1966 – Sixty-five-year-old Francis Chichester sets sail from Plymouth, England aboard his yacht, Gipsy Moth IV, on what becomes the first solo around-the-world trip by sea. He completes the voyage nine months and one day later with only a single stop in Sydney, Australia, and is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
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The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story
“The Fifth Beatle” is the untold true story of Brian Epstein, the visionary manager who discovered and guided the Beatles, from their gigs in a tiny cellar in Liverpool to unprecedented international stardom.
Synchronicity / The Police
This Grammy-winning final album by The Police was one of the most talked about musical achievements of the 80s, delivering such classic hits as “Wrapped Around Your Finger,” “King of Pain” and “Every Breath You Take.”
“Roman Holiday” was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, and Audrey Hepburn captured one of them for her portrayal of a bored and sheltered princess that escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. Co-starring Gregory Peck and Eddie Albert.
The Lonely Sea and the Sky
In 1967, Sir Francis Chichester became the first person to sail around the world solo from west to east via the great capes. Here, his entire life — including his greatest failures and successes — are told by the man who experienced it all firsthand.
The Best of Captain & Tennille
The perfect collection of the Captain & Tennille’s signature hits, including “Love Will Keep Us Together,” “Musrat Love,” “The Way I Want to Touch You,” and “Shop Around.”