50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
“Night of the Living Dead,” starring Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea and Karl Harding was pulling in movie audiences.
“Finian’s Rainbow,” directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Fred Astaire and Petula Clark, was released.
Jack Valenti, president of the Motion Picture Association of America, announced a rating system for films that would ban young children from seeing certain films or require that children be accompanied by adults to view others.
Led Zeppelin, which originally performed as the New Yardbirds, performed together for the first time starting its United Kingdom tour in London.
The initial “Planet of the Apes” film starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowell and Kim Hunter opened.
And on Shelter Island . . .