Anniversary of the Beatles arrival in America

February 7 is the anniversary of the Beatles arrival in America. At approximately 1:20 p.m., the jetliner carrying the Beatles from London to New York landed at the newly-named Kennedy International Airport.

Scroll down for this week’s trivia question about their arrival.


On February 9 at 8:00 p.m. be sure to relive the Beatles exciting debut on The Ed Sullivan Show by watching the DVD containing the show. Play the CD of “Meet The Beatles!” contained the  box set “The Capitol Albums Vol. 1” or, better yet, play the vinyl LP. Listen to the singles “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “She Loves You” and “Please Please Me.” Watch the DVD “The Beatles First U.S. Visit.” Read the book “The Beatles Are Coming!” If you are old enough, pretend you are once again a teenager living in 1964! To get into the spirit, read your old comic books (“Flash,” “Green Lantern,” “Justice League of America,” etc.) if your mother didn’t throw them away.




This multiple part question pertains to the jet airplane that flew the Beatles from London to New York on February 7, 1964.

What was the name of the airline, the flight number, the type of jet and the name of the jet?

The Beatles flew to America on Pan Am Flight 101. The Boeing 707 jetliner was named Clipper Defiance.



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