Archival calendar

Photographs and video of past and present world events, anniversaries and personalities. Use the calendar as a planning tool — select a date to view archival images and clips handpicked by our editors.


30 July, 2018 (4 events)

  • Le cycliste franais jacques anquetil pendant le tour de france 1962 picture id833373846?s=170x170

    FRA: Le Tour De France

    110 images
  • Emily bront caption reads from a painting of a family group by by picture id588257622?s=170x170

    UNS: (FILE) 200 Years Since Birth Of Author Emily Bronte

    8 images
  • In this handout photo provided by nasa backdropped by the blackness picture id76138724?s=170x170

    UNS: Beautiful Space

    26 images
  • Representative john lewis dga august 13 1991 picture id641488400?s=170x170

    UNS: Profile Of Youngest 'Big Six' Civil Rights Activist John Lewis

    35 images

31 July, 2018 (3 events)


01 August, 2018 (5 events)

  • Close view of architectural details of the brunswick centre building picture id846300054?s=170x170

    GBR: Brutal Beauty: London's Concrete Masterpieces

    14 images
  • The front window of a drug store in harlem after the 1943 riots a picture id83180974?s=170x170

    NY: 75 Years Since the Start of the Harlem Riot in NYC

    19 images
  • Close view of architectural details of the brunswick centre building picture id846300054?s=170x170

    UNS: Brutal Beauty: London's Concrete Masterpieces

    13 images
  • Season 1 pictured will smith as william will smith photo by chris picture id141321977?s=170x170

    UNS: Fashion Classics: Dungarees

    43 images
  • Lt john f kennedy has his pt boat sliced in two by destroyer a of j picture id836911394?s=170x170

    UNS: The Enduring Legacy Of JFK And PT-109

    8 images

02 August, 2018 (3 events)

  • Wenda parkinson on a nairobi landing strip waiting for the plane to picture id584332930?s=170x170

    UNS: Flashback: When Travel Was A Thing Of Style

    32 images
  • Apple computer chrmn steve jobs w new lisa computer during press picture id92925465?s=170x170

    UNS: Geek Out With Some Vintage Apple

    26 images
  • English actress author and columnist joan collins stepping out of a picture id998414712?s=170x170

    UNS: New Finds From The Archive: July

    100 images

03 August, 2018 (1 event)

  • Underwater portrait of american swim coach george f haines and a of picture id591525711?s=170x170

    UNS: Deep Dive: Underwater Photography Through The Years

    18 images

05 August, 2018 (2 events)

  • Marilyn monroe leaning out of a window wearing a bathrobe in 1954 picture id531034648?s=170x170

    CA: #OTD Marilyn Monroe Dead At 36

    12 images
  • Air traffic controllers walk the picket line at the airport during picture id97212560?s=170x170

    UNS: Reagan Vs The Air Traffic Controllers

    15 images

06 August, 2018 (5 events)

  • War and conflict world war two pic 1945 the ruins of a cinema stand picture id79655515?s=170x170

    UNS: #OTD Atomic Bomb Dropped On Hiroshima

    50 images
  • Andy warhol walks along 42nd street crowded with people past shops video id455101858?s=170x170

    UNS: 90 Years Since the Birth of Andy Warhol

    80 clips
  • Artist andy warhol poses for a portrait at his studio and business picture id143866694?s=170x170

    UNS: 90 Years Since the Birth of Artist Andy Warhol

    36 images
  • Actors in a dance studio rehearsing for their roles in the musical picture id496552599?s=170x170

    UNS: Blurred And Beautiful

    23 images
  • Gallery pictured george clooney as george burnett picture id138426412?s=170x170

    UNS: Fashion Flashback: 14 Vintage Mullets

    14 images

07 August, 2018 (1 event)

  • Circa 1971 american cult leader and mass murderer charles manson is picture id79662367?s=170x170

    UNS: Charles Manson: The Murders That Shook America

    23 images

08 August, 2018 (3 events)

  • Members of move a cult founded by john africa avoid being arrested as picture id526755114?s=170x170

    PA: 40 Years Since Philadelphia's MOVE Shooutout

    20 images
  • The rap group nwa leans upon the hood of a california police car from picture id84258168?s=170x170

    UNS: 30 Years Since the Album "Straight Outta Compton" Released by N.W.A.

    8 images
  • Havre setting sun effect of clouds ll2492a stereo colour picture id55753120?s=170x170

    UNS: The Past In 3D: Stereoscopic Photography

    30 images

09 August, 2018 (1 event)


10 August, 2018 (2 events)

  • Supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg arrives for president of picture id461864366?s=170x170

    DC: 25 Years Since Ruth Bader Ginsburg Sworn in as 2nd Female Supreme Court Justice

    23 images
  • New york skyline view during twilight hours new york ny 1945 picture id605801293?s=170x170

    UNS: Vintage Cityscapes

    28 images

13 August, 2018 (2 events)

  • British philosopher derek parfit the author of reasons and persons in picture id71281244?s=170x170

    UNS: Photographer Steve Pyke: Faces Of Philosophy

    33 images
  • 29th april 1964 paul mccartney at madame tussauds waxworks with his picture id3069067?s=170x170

    UNS: Waxworks: Uncanny Or Unrecognisable?

    29 images

15 August, 2018 (4 events)

  • Apple computer inc intensified its challenge to conventional computer picture id51096653?s=170x170

    UNS: 20 Years Since Apple iMac First Released

    12 images
  • Two models crossing city street one wearing classic navy sheath with picture id508403838?s=170x170

    UNS: Fashion Archives: Mellow Yellow

    30 images
  • American musician jimi hendrix performs with his band gypsy sun and picture id88206735?s=170x170

    UNS: On This Day - August 15 - Woodstock Festival Opens

    44 images
  • Socks the white house cat sits atop the podium in the white house picture id52032864?s=170x170

    UNS: Past Political Pets

    59 images

16 August, 2018 (4 events)

  • Le ghetto le ghetto un groupe dafroamricains aux vtements de couleurs picture id166483400?s=170x170

    NY: New York Before Brunch: On The Vibrant Streets Of 1970's Harlem

    44 images
  • Marlene dietrich german actress in the devil is a woman 1935 marlene picture id56465465?s=170x170

    UNS: Classic Stars And Their Cars

    20 images
  • Madonna in 1982 picture id533100480?s=170x170

    UNS: Madonna: Rare Pictures From The Early Years

    20 images
  • Photo of aretha franklin picture id85514926?s=170x170

    UNS: Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin Dies At 76

    74 images

17 August, 2018 (3 events)

  • View of the kitticarrara glacier on the ferrar glacier phoographed picture id169835296?s=170x170

    ATA: 1912: The Lost Photographs Of Captain Scott

    40 images
  • President bill clinton addresses the nation from the white house he picture id97346417?s=170x170

    UNS: 20 Years Since Bill Clinton Admits Lewinsky Affair

    20 images
  • The body holt and neck double wrestling display aldershot hampshire picture id463978871?s=170x170

    UNS: Old Time Combat

    25 images

18 August, 2018 (1 event)


19 August, 2018 (2 events)

  • Daguerreotype portrait of alice mary hawes daughter of the early picture id74858099?s=170x170

    UNS: #OTD Invention Of Photography Is Presented To The World

    28 images
  • Secretary general kofi annan2001 nobel peace prize laureate in a picture id583479526?s=170x170

    UNS: RIP: Famous Names We've Lost In August

    12 images

20 August, 2018 (2 events)

  • August 1968 a shadowy figure watches soviet tanks advance through the picture id3231176?s=170x170

    CZE: 50 Years Since The Soviet Invasion Of Czechoslovakia

    24 images
  • Guitarist pete townshend of the who in the recording studio at his picture id140230162?s=170x170

    UNS: Classic Music Stars In The Studio

    26 images

21 August, 2018 (1 event)


22 August, 2018 (1 event)

  • Author dorothy parker picture id50368249?s=170x170

    UNS: 125 Years Since the Birth of Writer Dorothy Parker

    11 images

25 August, 2018 (1 event)

  • Composer and conductor leonard bernstein posing for a portrait in in picture id463366107?s=170x170

    UNS: 100 Years Since the Birth of Composer & Musician Leonard Bernstein

    21 images

26 August, 2018 (1 event)

  • Nighttime protests at the democratic national convention crowds of video id150645744?s=170x170

    IL: 50 Years Since The Start of the 1968 Democratic National Convention

    87 clips

28 August, 2018 (1 event)

  • Protestors congregate in lincoln park during the democratic national picture id80306517?s=170x170

    IL: 50 Years Since the Start of the Chicago Police Riot Outside the Democratic National Convention

    37 images

29 August, 2018 (1 event)

  • Quintet jackson 5 perform on a tv show in circa 1969 tito jackson picture id74275685?s=170x170

    IN: 60 Years Since the Birth of the "King of Pop" Michael Jackson

    38 images

30 August, 2018 (1 event)

  • Circa 1958 a confrontation between a policeman and an african man in picture id2659436?s=170x170

    GBR: 60 Years Since Race Riots Broke Out In London's Notting Hill

    12 images