On This Day October 22
1969 – In a BBC interview, Paul McCartney publicly denies rumors that he was dead. The most recent of many clues of this “death hoax” was the fact that he was the only barefoot Beatle on the cover of the newly released “Abbey Road” album.
1962 – President John F. Kennedy informs the nation that the Soviet Union is stockpiling offensive missiles just 90 miles off the coast of Florida, in Cuba. The U.S. imposes a naval blockade, and so begins the Cuban Missile Crisis.
1952 – Actor Jeff Goldblum (“The Big Chill,” “The Fly,” “Jurassic Park,” “The Lost World: Jurassic Park,” “Independence Day,” “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou,” “Le Week-End,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Independence Day: Resurgence”)
Own a Piece of This Day
The Supremes A' Go-Go
This is The Supremes’ first No. 1 album. In fact, it’s the first album by any girl group to top the Billboard album chart. Among other tracks, it delivers electrifying renditions by the Motown trio — Diana Ross’ piercing vocals softening into the chorus of “You Can’t Hurry Love” and Mary Wilson’s rare lead on the rueful “Come and Get These Memories,” among others.
The Singles / Phil Collins
This collection broadly arranges Phil Coillins’ hits into two groups: The first includes the pacier songs, such as the urgent electro-pop of “Don’t Lose My Number” as well as the Motown soul of “Two Hearts” and the Prince-style synth-funk of “Sussudio.” The second contains the brokenhearted ballads, such as “Separate Lives,” in which he pleads with a departed love.
For 13 days in October 1962, when the U.S. confronted the Soviet Union over its installation of missiles in Cuba, few people shared the behind-the-scenes story as it is told here by the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy. In this unique account, he describes each of the participants during the sometimes hour-to-hour negotiations, with particular attention to the actions and views of his brother, President John F. Kennedy.
Rhubarb in the Catbird Seat
For more than 50 years, Red Barber was the voice of baseball. The game was broadcast sporadically until the late 1930s, when Barber burst into prominence by bringing it home to radio listeners, play by play. Announcing for the Brooklyn Dodgers and later for the New York Yankees, he became a legend. Red’s story reveals the growth and changes in baseball over the years, the demands of sportscasting, and the difference between radio and television reporting.
Back to the Future
In what has gone on toe become a cult classic, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is blasted to 1955 in the time machine created by Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and finds himself in a time-shattering situation that jeopardizes his future. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.
In a remake of the 1958 cult classic, a young scientist transforms himself into a fly in an experiment gone horribly wrong. Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum), a brilliant but eccentric scientist attempts to woo investigative journalist Veronica Quaife by offering her a scoop on his latest research. Co-starring Geena Davis.