On this Day August 7
1982 – “Eye of the Tiger,” from the movie “Rocky III,” is midway through a six-week domination of the pop chart. The track garners Survivor a Grammy for Best Rock Performance by Duo or Group With Vocal.
1959 – NASA launches the Explorer 6 satellite to study trapped radiation, galactic cosmic rays and geomagnetism in the upper atmosphere. It is the first spacecraft to transmit images of Earth from orbit.
Own a Piece of This Day
Timeless: The All-Time Greatest Hits / Bee Gees
Throughout their half-century tenure as one of pop’s most bountiful acts, the Bee Gees adapted their sound with the changing eras for consistently magical results. This album captures all of that with no less than 21 tracks that will have you dancing and reminiscing.
Don't Go Breaking My Heart
Elton John and Kiki Dee commandeered the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1976 for four weeks with this smash that also became the duo’s first No. 1 single in the U.K., where it remained a chart-topper for six weeks.
The Hall: A Celebration of Baseball's Greats
Never before has the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum published a complete registry of inductees with plaques, photographs, and extended biographies. In this unique, 75th anniversary edition, read the stories of every player inducted into the Hall, organized by position.
Man on Wire
On August 7, 1974, a vivacious young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged a quarter mile above Manhattan between the World Trade Center’s twin towers. After dancing on the wire for nearly an hour, he was arrested and taken for psychological evaluation. This documentary incorporates Petit’s footage to show the extraordinary challenges he faced in completing the artistic crime of the century.
Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey
Ralph Bunche was instrumental ― sometimes at great personal risk ― in finding peaceful solutions to incendiary conflicts around the world, while at the same time he was never far from the realities of racial prejudice. Bunche rose from modest circumstances to become the foremost international mediator and peacekeeper of his time, winner of the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize and key drafter of the United Nations charter.
When Josey Aimes (Charlize Theron) returns to her hometown in Northern Minnesota after a failed marriage, she needs a good job. A single mother with two children to support, she turns to the predominant source of employment in the region — the iron mines. Co-starring Frances McDormand.