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Releases - Notable Historical Events

Alfred HitchcockJan 24, 1927

Elvis PresleyJan 27, 1956

Buddy HollyJan 5, 1959

Stevie WonderJun 22, 1963

Jimi HendrixDec 16, 1966

Richard HarrisMay 11, 1968

George HarrisonSep 4, 1970

Ringo StarrSep 25, 1970

Paul McCartneyFeb 19, 1971

John LennonSep 9, 1971

Jimmy CarterSep 20, 1976

Michael JacksonDec 1, 1982

Tim Berners-LeeAug 6, 1991

Howard SternOct 8, 1993

Enrique IglesiasJul 12, 1995

Tupac ShakurFeb 13, 1996

Elton JohnSep 22, 1997

EminemFeb 23, 1999

Josh GrobanNov 20, 2001

Kim Jong-ilAug 4, 2009

Barack ObamaApr 27, 2011

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Releases - Historical Events
Date Event
1397-06-24

Sultan Bajezid I releases captured crusaders for ransom

1897-07-16

The South African Committee, investigating the Jameson Raid releases its report finding that it was conducted almost implicitly through the support and encouragement of Cecil John Rhodes and the mining houses in the Transvaal

1898-07-08

The shooting death of crime boss Soapy Smith releases Skagway, Alaska from his iron grip.

1903-02-23

The US and Cuba sign an agreement by which Cuba releases Guantanamo and Bahia Hondo to the US for naval stations

1917-03-01

U.S. government releases the plaintext of the Zimmermann Telegram to the public.

1919-05-25

Casey Stengel releases a sparrow from under his baseball cap

1927-01-24

Director Alfred Hitchcock releases his first film, The Pleasure Garden, in England.

1929-04-01

Luis Buñuel releases "Un Chien Andalou" 24-minute film

1946-03-28

Cold War: The United States State Department releases the Acheson-Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power.

1947-09-15

RCA releases the 12AX7 vacuum tube.

1949-02-01

RCA releases 1st single record ever (45 rpm)

1954-04-12

Joe Turner releases "Shake, Rattle & Roll"

1956-01-14

Little Richard releases "Tutti Frutti"

1956-01-27

Elvis Presley's releases the single "Heartbreak Hotel"

1956-08-04

Elvis Presley releases "Hound Dog"

1956-08-11

Elvis Presley releases "Don't Be Cruel"

1957-09-08

Jackie Wilson, releases his 1st solo single "Reet Petite"

1959-01-05

Buddy Holly releases his last record "It Doesn't Matter"

1960-06-06

Roy Orbison releases "Only the Lonely"

1960-08-01

Chubby Checker releases "The Twist"

1962-02-01

NL releases its 1st 162-game schedule

1962-12-21

US & Cuba accord, releases bay of pigs captive

1963-06-22

"Little" Stevie Wonder (13) releases "Fingertips"

1963-07-18

The United Nations Special Committee on Apartheid releases its second interim report pressing for international sanctions against South Africa, particularly the supply of arms, ammunition and petroleum

1963-08-03

Allan Sherman releases "Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda"

1965-01-15

Rock group Who releases 1st album "I Can't Explain"

1966-01-14

David Bowie releases his 1st record (Can't Help Thinking About Me)

1966-07-23

Napoleon XIV releases "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!"

1966-12-16

Jimi Hendrix Experience releases its 1st single, "Hey Joe," in the UK

1967-03-11

Pink Floyd releases 1st single (Arnold Layne)

1967-04-29

Aretha Franklin releases "Respect"

1967-08-05

Bobby Gentry releases her only hit "Ode to Billy Joe"

1967-09-29

Gladys Knight & Pips releases "I Heard it Through the Grapevine"

1968-05-11

Richard Harris releases "MacArthur Park"

1969-01-23

Cream releases their last album "Goodbye"

1969-04-12

Simon & Garfunkel releases "Boxer"

1969-05-31

Stevie Wonder releases "My Cherie Amore"

1969-06-11

David Bowie releases "Space Oddity"

1969-07-11

David Bowie releases "Space Oddity"

1969-12-13

Arlo Guthrie releases "Alice's Restaurant"

1970-03-27

Ringo releases his 1st solo album "Sentimental Journey"

1970-04-25

Freda Payne releases "Band of Gold"

1970-04-25

Melanie releases "Lay Down"

1970-09-04

George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord" single

1970-09-25

Ringo Starr releases his album "Beaucoups of Blues"

1970-11-27

George Harrison releases 3 album set "All Things Must Pass"

1970-11-30

George Harrison releases his triple album set "All Things Must Pass"

1971-01-15

George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord"

1971-02-19

Paul McCartney releases "Another Day" in UK

1971-04-09

Ringo releases "It Don't Come Easy" in UK

1971-05-28

Paul McCartney releases his 2nd solo album "Ram"

1971-06-25

Stevie Wonder releases "Where I'm Coming From"

1971-07-30

George Harrison releases "Bangladesh"

1971-09-09

John Lennon releases "Imagine" album

1971-10-08

John Lennon releases his megahit "Imagine"

1972-02-25

Paul McCartney releases "Give Ireland back to the Irish" single

1972-03-17

Ringo releases "Back off Bugaloo" in UK

1972-06-06

David Bowie releases "Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust"

1972-06-17

Looking Glass releases "Brandy"

1972-11-29

Nolan Bushnell (co-founder of Atari) releases Pong (the first commercially successful video game) in Andy Capp's Tavern in Sunnyvale, California.

1973-04-30

Paul McCartney releases "Red Rose Speedway" including "My Love"

1973-05-17

Stevie Wonder releases "You are the Sunshine of my Love"

1973-05-25

George Harrison releases "Give Me Love" in UK

1973-06-22

George Harrison releases "Living in the Material World"

1973-10-19

Ringo releases "Photograph"

1973-11-09

Ringo Starr releases "Ringo" album

1973-11-16

John Lennon releases "Mind Games" album

1973-12-05

Paul McCartney releases album "Band on the Run" album

1974-02-08

Ringo releases "You're 16"

1974-05-11

Steely Dan releases "Rikki Don't Lose that Number"

1974-07-11

House Judiciary Committee releases evidence on Watergate inquiry

1974-10-04

John Lennon releases "Walls & Bridges" album

1974-11-15

Ringo Starr releases "Goodnight Vienna" & "Only You" in UK

1974-12-06

George Harrison releases "Ding Dong, Ding Dong"

1974-12-20

George Harrison releases his "Dark Horse" album in UK

1975-01-31

John Lennon releases "#9 Dream"

1975-02-21

John Lennon releases "Rock 'n' Roll" album

1975-04-12

Linda Ronstadt releases "When Will I Be Loved"

1975-04-18

John Lennon releases "Stand by Me"

1975-05-17

10CC releases "I'm Not in Love"

1975-05-27

Paul McCartney releases "Venus & Mars"

1975-06-14

Janis Ian releases "At 17"

1975-06-28

David Bowie releases "Fame"

1975-10-03

George Harrison releases "Extra Texture" album in UK

1976-01-09

Ringo releases "Oh My My" in UK

1976-02-06

George Harrison releases "This Guitar (Can't Keep From Crying)"

1976-09-17

Ringo Starr releases "Ringo's Rotogravure" album

1976-09-20

Playboy releases Jimmy Carter's interview that he lusts for women

1976-10-15

Ringo Starr releases "A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll"

1976-11-09

Oakland releases Billy Williams, ending his Hall of Fame career

1976-11-19

George Harrison releases "This Song"

1976-11-26

Ringo releases "Hey Baby" single

1977-01-11

France releases Abu Daoud, a Palestinian suspected of involvement in massacre of Israeli athletes at 1972 Munich Olympics

1977-01-17

KC releases Tommy Davis, ends an 18-year career with 10 teams

1977-02-18

George Harrison releases "True Love"

1977-03-18

Clash releases their 1st recording "White Riot"

1977-03-26

Elvis Costello releases his 1st record "Less Than Zero"

1977-06-11

ELO releases "Telephone Line"

1977-07-20

The Central Intelligence Agency releases documents under the Freedom of Information Act revealing it had engaged in mind control experiments.

1977-09-16

Ringo releases "Drowning in Sea of Love"

1977-09-30

Ringo Starr releases "Ringo the 4th" album

1977-10-25

Digital Equipment Corporation releases OpenVMS V1.0.

1978-01-02

Rhino Records releases their 1st album "Wildmania"

1978-06-16

Ringo releases "Bad Boy" album; Wings releases "I've Had Enough"

1979-02-16

George Harrison releases "Blow Away"

1979-02-23

George Harrison releases "George Harrison" album

1979-03-15

Apparat releases Newdos + 2.1 for Radio Shack's TRS-80

1979-04-27

George Harrison releases "Love Comes to Everyone"

1979-05-08

Radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3

1979-06-23

Charlie Daniels Band releases "Devil Went Down to Georgia"

1979-06-23

Rock group the Knack releases "My Sharona"

1979-07-13

George Harrison releases "Faster"

1979-11-16

Paul McCartney releases "Wonderful Christmas"

1980-02-02

FBI releases details of Abscam, a sting operation that targeted 31 elected & public officials for bribes for political favors

1980-03-24

Capitol Records releases some rare Beatles tracks

1980-04-11

Paul McCartney releases "Coming Up"

1980-05-16

Paul McCartney releases "McCartney II" album

1980-06-13

Paul McCartney releases "Waterfall"

1980-09-15

Paul McCartney releases "Temporary Secretary"

1980-10-24

John Lennon releases "(Just Like) Starting Over" in UK

1980-11-17

John Lennon releases "Double Fantasy" album in UK

1981-01-16

John Lennon releases "Woman" in UK

1981-05-01

Radio Shack releases Model III TRSDOS 1.3

1981-05-02

Radio Shack re-releases Model III TRSDOS 1.3 with 2 fixes

1981-05-15

George Harrison releases "All Those Years Ago" in UK

1981-06-05

George Harrison releases "Somewhere in England"

1981-11-13

Ringo Starr releases "Wrack My Brains"

1981-11-20

Ringo releases "Stop & Smell Roses" album

1982-05-07

IBM releases PC-DOS version 1.1

1982-06-21

Paul McCartney releases "Take it Away"

1982-09-06

Paul McCartney releases "Tug of War"

1982-09-10

Decca releases Beatle audition "Complete Silver Beatles" album

1982-11-05

George Harrison releases "Gone Troppo" album

1982-12-01

Michael Jackson releases his album "Thriller"

1983-02-24

A special commission of the U.S. Congress releases a report that condemns the practice of Japanese internment during World War II.

1983-03-08

IBM releases PC DOS version 2.0

1983-06-16

Ringo releases "Old Wave" album in West Germany

1983-10-31

Paul McCartney releases "Pipes of Peace" album

1984-06-04

Bruce Springsteen releases "Born in the USA"

1984-08-14

IBM releases PC DOS version 3.0

1984-10-22

Paul McCartney releases "Give My Regards to Broad Street" soundtrack

1984-11-12

Paul McCartney releases "We All Stand Together"

1985-04-08

Amdahl releases UTS/V, 1st mainframe Unix

1985-11-18

Paul McCartney releases "Spies Like Us"

1986-07-14

Paul McCartney releases "Press"

1986-07-28

NASA releases transcript from doomed Challenger, pilot Michael Smith could be heard saying, "Uh-oh!" as spacecraft disintegrated

1986-08-06

Phil Katz releases PKARC version 1.0, for IBM

1986-08-21

Volcanic eruption in Cameroon releases poison gas, killing 2,000

1986-09-01

Paul McCartney releases "Press to Play" album

1986-09-29

USSR releases US journalist Nicholas Daniloff confined on spy charges

1986-09-30

US releases soviet spy Gennadiy Zakharov

1986-12-01

Paul McCartney releases "Only Love Remains"

1987-03-17

IBM releases PC-DOS version 3.3

1987-10-10

Bruce Springsteen releases his 9th album "Tunnel of Love"

1987-10-12

George Harrison releases "Got My Mind Set On You"

1987-10-30

In Japan, NEC releases the first 16-bit home entertainment system, the TurboGrafx-16, known as PC Engine.

1987-11-02

George Harrison releases "Cloud 9" & McCartney releases "All the Best"

1987-11-16

Paul McCartney releases "Once Upon a Long Ago"

1988-01-25

George Harrison releases "When We Was Fab"

1988-06-13

George Harrison releases "This is Love"

1988-06-17

Microsoft releases MS DOS 4.0

1988-07-04

KC releases pitcher Dan Quisenberry, whose 238 saves are the 4th most

1988-10-19

Roxette releases "Roxette Look Sharp!" album

1989-05-08

Paul McCartney releases remake of "Ferry Cross the Mersey" in aid of those affected by the Hillsborough disaster, which claimed the lives of 95 Liverpool football fans

1989-06-05

Paul McCartney releases "Flowers in the Dirt"

1989-07-17

Paul McCartney releases "This One"

1989-10-23

George Harrison releases "Best of Dark Horse 1976-89" album

1989-11-13

Paul McCartney releases "Figure of 8" & "Ou Est Le Soleil"

1989-11-27

George Harrison releases "Cheer Down" & "Poor Little Girl"

1990-05-22

Microsoft releases Windows 3.0

1990-11-10

Lebanon releases 2 French hostages (Camille Sontag & Marcel Coudari)

1990-12-18

NL releases short list of teams for 1993 NL expansion

1991-03-04

Iraq releases 6 US, 3 British & 1 Italian POW

1991-04-01

Iran releases British hostage Roger Cooper after 5 years

1991-04-22

Intel releases 486SX chip

1991-05-13

Apple releases Macintosh System 7.0

1991-05-15

Defense releases docs claiming Noriega is "CIA's man in Panama"

1991-06-11

Microsoft releases MS DOS 5.0

1991-08-06

Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet.

1991-11-02

Jermaine Jackson releases "Word to the Badd!!" anti Michael song

1992-01-07

AT&T releases video-telephone ($1,499)

1992-03-27

Bruce Springsteen releases "Human Touch" & "Lucky Town"

1993-09-28

Ron Wood releases "Slide On Live"

1993-10-08

Howard Stern releases his 1st book "Private Parts"

1995-07-12

Enrique Iglesias releases his first album, "Enrique Iglesias"

1996-02-13

Rapper Tupac Shakur releases his 4th studio album 'All Eyez on Me'

1996-06-10

Intel releases 200 mhz pentium chip

1996-08-13

Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 3.0

1997-04-08

Microsoft Corp releases Internet Explorer 4.0

1997-09-22

Elton John releases Diana tribute "Candle in the Wind 1997"

1997-09-30

Microsoft Corp releases Internet Explorer 4.0

1997-10-27

US releases a redesigned $50 bill

1997-11-16

After nearly 18 years of incarceration, the People's Republic of China releases Wei Jingsheng, a pro-democracy dissident, from jail for medical reasons.

1997-12-12

Florida releases Alex Arias, the last original Marlin

1998-08-19

South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission chairperson, Archbishop D. Tutu, releases documents revealing an alleged plot by Western countries to assassinate United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold of Sweden

1998-11-17

Whitney Houston releases "My Love is Your Love"

1998-11-17

Mariah Carey releases "#1's"

1999-02-23

Hip Hop artist Eminem releases his first major record album 'The Slim Shady LP' (Grammy 2000 - Rap album)

1999-05-25

The United States House of Representatives releases the Cox Report which details the People's Republic of China's nuclear espionage against the U.S. over the prior two decades.

2000-05-23

Eminem releases 3rd studio album 'The Marshall Mathers LP', is fastest ever selling studio album (Grammy - Best Rap Album 2001)

2000-12-12

The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore

2001-10-23

Apple releases the iPod.

2001-11-20

Josh Groban releases his debut album "Josh Groban"

2002-11-13

Eminem releases single 'Lose Yourself' from soundtrack of 8 Mile, 1st rap song to win Academy Award Best Original Song

2003-08-26

The Columbia Accident Investigation Board releases its final reports on Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.

2004-12-25

Cassini orbiter releases Huygens probe which successfully landed on Saturn's moon Titan on January 14, 2005.

2006-01-12

Turkey releases Mehmet Ali Ağca from jail after he served 25 years for shooting Pope John Paul II.

2007-03-09

The US Justice Department releases an internal audit that found that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had acted illegally in its use of the USA Patriot Act to secretly obtain personal information about US citizens.

2009-08-04

Kim Jong-il meets former president Bill Clinton. He pardons and releases captured American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling who were found guilty of entering the country illegally.

2011-03-12

A reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant melts and explodes and releases radioactivity into the atmosphere a day after Japan's earthquake.

2011-04-27

U.S. President Barack Obama, coerced by incessant false "birther" accusations, publicly releases a copy of his birth certificate

2012-09-27

UN publicly releases documents from China and Japan detailing their contesting claims for the Senkoku Islands

2013-05-10

Agnetha Faltskog releases a new album called "A"

2015-12-05

NASA releases clearest images of Pluto world might see for decades

2016-01-28

Rihanna releases 'Anti' album

2016-05-19

Donald Trump Releases List of Possible Supreme Court Picks

2016-06-21

UN Releases $15 Million to Help Iraqis Fleeing Fallujah

2017-04-08

US releases flight path of plane used in Syria chemical attack

2017-08-25

Taylor Swift releases new single 'Look What You Made Me Do'

2017-10-27

Trump releases some JFK files, blocks others under pressure

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