Check back daily for new photos, videos, and trivia!

May 30, 1922

Today In History

The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C.

Remember When

Crowds standing in line to get a liquor license after prohibition is lifted
Connie Hawkins playing in high school at Boys High in New York
Highlights of the 1970 NBA Finals - Game 5 Lakers vs. Knicks
Knicks Win NBA Championship in 1970 - With Bill Russell retiring after the 1969 season, the NBA Eastern Division was finally open to all contenders, and the New York Knickerbockers took full advantage and finished in first place with 60 wins. They were led by MVP Willis Reed, First team All-Star Guard Walt Frazier, Forwards Dave DeBusschere and Bill Bradley, and guard Dick Barnett. Coach Red Holzman emphasized team defense, a cohesive team offense and a deep bench led by Mike Riordan, Dave Stallworth, and Cazzie Russell. In a devastating moment to the team, Willis Reed was injured in the finals, and almost everyone thought the Knicks championship run was over. In one of the most inspirational and memorable sports moments of all time, just before Game 7 of the NBA Finals an injured Willis Reed emerged onto the Madison Square Garden floor shortly before tip-off. He dragged his injured leg on to the floor playing just a few minutes before retiring to the bench for the rest of the game. The emotionally rejuvenated Knicks beat the Lakers that night 113–99 to win the championship.
Song of the Day
Petula Clark | A Sign Of The Times
"These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" | performed by Nancy Sinatra
Explore America
Las Vegas

Stunning beauties

Twiggy

Goldie Hahn

Diana Dors

Jane Mansfield

Michelle Marie Pfeiffer

Twiggy

Goldie Hahn

Diana Dors

Jane Mansfield

Michelle Marie Pfeiffer

TV Show of the Day
Remember | The $20,000 pyramid | Marilyn and David Letterman team up
Elton John performs Tiny Dancer | 1971
Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947. Elton John, is an English singer-songwriter, musician and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date. In his five-decade career Elton John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 US albums, 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, 27 Top 10, four No. 2 and nine No. 1. For 31 consecutive years 1970–2000 he had at least one song in the Billboard Hot 100. His tribute single, re-penned in dedication to the late Princess Diana, "Candle in the Wind 1997" sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling single in the history of the UK and US singles charts. He has also composed music, produced records, and has occasionally acted in films. John owned Watford Football Club from 1976 to 1987, and 1997 to 2002. He is an honorary Life President of the club, and in 2014 had a stand named after him at the club's home stadium.
HARVEY HADDIX PITCHES NEAR PERFECT GAME IN 1959
Harvey Haddix won 136 games during his 14 season career, but he is best remembered for a game he lost. On May 26, 1959, Haddix pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates at the Milwaukee Braves, who featured a powerful lineup led by Eddie Mathews and Hank Aaron. But for most of this game, the Braves’ batters struggled with the magical pitches of Harvey Haddix. Haddix pitched a perfect nine innings, retiring all 27 batters he faced. Unfortunately for Haddix, Braves’ pitcher Lew Burdette also pitched nine scoreless innings, and the game continued into extra innings. Haddix pitched a perfect 10th, 11th, and 12th, and had now retired 36 straight batters. But Burdette continued matching the zeroes and the game went to the 13th inning. After Burdette pitched a scoreless top of the 13th inning, the Braves sent Felix Mantilla to the plate to lead off the bottom of the inning. Mantilla hit a ground ball to Pirates’ 3B Don Hoak, who threw errantly to first base, allowing Mantilla to reach safely on the error and ending the perfect game of Harvey Haddix. Haddix would yield the game winning base hit to Joe Adcock later in the inning, the only hit he allowed in the game. After pitching 12 perfect innings, Haddix lost his perfect game, his no hitter, his shutout, and despite giving up only 1 hit in 12 2/3 innings, he was the game’s losing pitcher by the hard luck score of 1-0.
Interview of the Day
Ann-Margret interview - July 1983
Walter Cronkite reflects on his on-air commentary about the Vietnam war

The Year in 1968

The Democratic Convention in Chicago

The Democratic Convention in Chicago

The Democratic Convention in Chicago

The summer of unrest

A political statement

The Democratic Convention in Chicago

The Democratic Convention in Chicago

The Democratic Convention in Chicago

The summer of unrest

A political statement

Great Shooting Guards

Hal Greer

Sam Jones

Larry Bird

Dennis Johnson

Earl THE PEARL Monroe

Hal Greer

Sam Jones

Larry Bird

Dennis Johnson

Earl THE PEARL Monroe

Collectible Editions

You have a choice of three versions of our collectible edition to select from. 52-pages, 100-pages (special oversized edition) and our 104-page version (hard cover). Enjoy your stroll down memory lane!



Learn More »

Looking for More?

Fret not, we've got more! Pick a category below to see what we've got.






Learn more about Nostalgic America!