On This Day January 29
1964 – The Beatles spend the day at the Pathe Marconi Studios in Paris in their only studio recording session for EMI held outside the U.K. They record “She Loves You” and “I Want to Hold Your Hand” in German.
1977 – “Car Wash,” by Rose Royce, is the No. 1 single. It comes from the movie of the same name that features Richard Pryor, George Carlin and The Pointer Sisters, and is considered a staple of the disco genre.
1994 – “All for Love,” by Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting, is in the middle of a three-week run on top of the pop chart. The single comes from the soundtrack to “The Three Musketeers,” a movie starring Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland and Chris O’Donnell.
1964 – Stanley Kubrick’s black comic masterpiece, “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,” opens in movie theaters to critical acclaim. Actor Peter Sellers plays three roles in the Cold War parody.
1979 – Teenager Brenda Spencer shoots and kills two men and wounds nine children as they enter the Grover Cleveland Elementary School in San Diego. Asked by authorities upon her arrest why she did it, the 16-year-old replies, “I don’t like Mondays. This livens up the day.” The incident inspires The Boomtown Rats to write their hit song, “I Don’t Like Mondays.”
Own a Piece of This Day
Cooperstown Confidential: Heroes, Rogues, and the Inside Story of the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb
Starring Peter Sellers, Peter Bull and George C. Scott, and directed by Stanley Kubrick
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, and directed by Thurl Ravenscroft and Jorge Russek