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The Beatles cleaned up well in their high-fashion, custom-made collarless suits.1603--Scottish King James VI becomes King James I of England.

1906--"Census of the British Empire" shows that England rules one fifth of the world.

1919--Lawrence Ferlinghetti, a leader of the Beat Generation, is born.

Actor Steve McQueen1930--Actor and “Mr. Cool,” Steve McQueen, is born. Among his many memorable action roles, he played a frustrated guitar-slinger in the sixties classic, “Baby The Rain Must Fall.”

1958--Elvis Presley is inducted into the US Army (his serial number is 53310761).

1961--The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club -- a lunchtime show.

1962--The Beatles perform at the Heswall Jazz Club, Barnston Women's Institute, Heswall, Wirral, Cheshire. For the first time, Brian Epstein puts The Beatles into suits for their performances. Ever afterwards, John Lennon regards this as the first, and perhaps the ultimate, sellout of their career.

1963--The Beatles, on tour with Chris Montez and Tommy Roe, perform in their hometown of Liverpool, at the Empire Theatre. This is The Beatles' first appearance in Liverpool in more than a month. The group's loyal Cavern fans saw their worst fears being realized: that The Beatles' rocketing popularity would take them away from Liverpool.

The first set of wax Beatles.1964--Filming at the Scala Theatre in London for "A Hard Day's Night."

1964--The Beatles go on display as wax figures in Madame Tussaud’s Waxwork Museum in London. These wax figures would be used three years later on the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover.

1965--The Beatles filming in England (at Twickenham Studios) for the movie, "Help!" They work on "interior temple scenes," including the one where they "dive through a hollow sacrificial altar and into water," that scene cutting to the swimming pool scene filmed in the Bahamas on February 23.

Michael Caine and Shelley Winters in a scene from the film, Alfie.1966--The Beatles attend the world premiere of the movie "Alfie" in London.

1966--The New York State Assembly passes a bill making it a misdemeanor to sell unauthorized copies of records or tapes; such records are commonly known as bootlegs.

Salvador Dali1969--John and Yoko have lunch in Paris with surrealist artist Salvador Dali. The Lennons then leave for Amsterdam with Peter Brown and Les Anthony.

1973--John Lennon appeals the 60-day deportation order issued against him on the previous day.

1974--At his rented beach house in Santa Monica, John Lennon hosts the first of his planned Sunday night musical get-togethers, open to any of his friends who just want to drop in and have a friendly jam session.

1978--The British courts grant British record companies the rights to seize bootleg and pirate recordings.

The Beatles Rarities1980--US release of The Beatles LP, The Beatles Rarities (Capitol). Songs: Love Me Do, I'm Only Sleeping, Helter Skelter, Don't Pass Me By, I Am the Walrus, Across the Universe, Sgt. Pepper Inner Groove, Misery, There's a Place, Sie Liebt Dich, And I Love Her, Help!, Penny Lane, The Inner Light, and You Know My Name (Look Up the Number). The inside of the gatefold cover has an uncropped, full-size photo used for the notorious "butcher" cover. The "rare" selections were picked because they were either alternate versions, single B-sides, stereo/mono variations, previously unreleased versions, or songs that had relatively limited distribution. Highest position in Billboard charts: #21.

1986--Julian Lennon releases his second album, The Secret Value of Daydreaming.

1986--Yoko Ono’s world tour makes a stop in Dublin, Ireland.

1997--Carroll James, long recognized as being the first American disc jockey to play a Beatles record on US radio (in Washington, D.C. on December 17, 1963), dies of cancer at age 60.

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