August 24 in History
1964August 24, 1964:
The Beatles’ LP titled “Something New” is awarded a gold certificate.
1966August 24, 1966:
American rock collective, The Youngbloods begin the recording of their song known as "Get Together".
1969August 24, 1969:
“Alice's Restaurant”, a comedy film based on Arlo Guthrie's song of similar name, is shown for the first time in New York and Los Angeles. It stars actors like Pat Quinn.
1979August 24, 1979:
The 36th edition of the Venice Film Festival begins. Jean-François Stévenin and Assia Djebar would be some of the winners at the event.
- August 24, 1979:
“Rock & Roll High School”, a movie starring Vince Van Patten and members of the rock group The Ramones, hits theatres across the United States.
1981August 24, 1981:
Celebrated English music band, The Rolling Stones drops their album titled “Tattoo You”. The work is their 18th to be released in America, and 16th in their native country.
- August 24, 1981:
Mark David Chapman, murderer of British singer John Lennon, is given a 20-year to life jail sentence without parole.
1991August 24, 1991: American singer Randy Newman, known for songs like "Short People" and "You've Got a Friend in Me", receives his maiden Emmy Award. He won the “Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics” category.
1994August 24, 1994:
Talented American singer and guitarist, Jeff Buckley unveils his maiden album entitled “Grace”. The Entertainment Weekly magazine would later name it among their list of “Best Albums of the Year”.
2008August 24, 2008: