BEATLE MANIA HITS NYC
On February 7, 1964: The Beatles landed at New York City’s JFK airport for their first US tour. Thousands of screaming fans greeted the British band. Check out footage of their reception below. Eat your heart out, One Direction.
HOME RUN ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK
On February 7, 1949: New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio signed a record contract to become the first baseball player earning 100,000 dollars per year (chump change by today’s standards!).
BORN ON THIS DAY: EDDIE BRACKEN
On February 7, 1915: Actor Eddie Bracken was born in Astoria. Bracken got his start at an early age as a vaudeville performer. He also appeared in the Broadway musical Too Many Girls as a child, a role he reprised in 1940 when the show was adapted into a film starring (1940).