how the past
impacts the now.
role The Beatles
played in changing
the modern world.
THE FOLLOWING EVENTS TOOK PLACE ON APRIL 15
1452--Leonardo da Vinci (painter, sculptor, scientist and visionary) is born in Italy.
1912--Titanic sinks at 2:27 a.m. in the North Atlantic.
1923--At New York's Rialto Theatre, Lee De Forest screens a selection of musical shorts demonstrating his sound-on-film process, the first sound films to be shown to a paying audience.
1927--Albert Goldman, reviled biographer of John Lennon and Elvis Presley, is born in Dormont, Pennsylvania.
1929-- Adrian Cadbury, chocolate candy manufacturer, is born.
1944--Rock musician Dave Edmunds is born in Cardiff, Wales.
1952--Franklin National Bank issues the first bank credit card.
1955--Ray Kroc starts the McDonald's chain of fast food restaurants.
1961--The Beatles perform at the Top Ten Club, Reeperbahn, Hamburg, West Germany.
1962--The Beatles perform at the Star-Club, Hamburg, West Germany.
1963--The Beatles perform at the Riverside Dancing Club, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire.
1964--Outdoors filming for "A Hard Day's Night." Outside the Scala Theatre in Scala Street, in Tottenham Street, and at Charlotte Mews.
1964--The Beatles have a photo session at the walled garden of Les Ambassadeurs. An interview with Ed Sullivan for his TV show is also conducted there.
1966--The cover story in Time magazine is titled London: The Swinging City.
1991--The home video of Lennon: A Tribute, videotaped at the Liverpool tribute concert on May 5, 1990, is officially released.
1998--During a holiday at their Arizona ranch, Paul and Linda McCartney go horseback riding together. As things turn out, it will be for the last time.
1999--Mojo magazine publishes poll results naming the greatest pop singer of all time: John Lennon. The top singers in the poll after Lennon are Elvis Presley (#2), Aretha Franklin (#3), Frank Sinatra (#4), Bob Dylan (#5), Roy Orbison (#6), and Paul McCartney (#7).
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