The Movie: Yellow Submarine (1968)
What Is It?: Cartoon Beatles traverse an acid-infused wonderland to vanquish the music-loathing Blue Meanies and sing selections from their psychedelic era. The wonderful music and eclectic pop-art animation will make you forget that John, Paul, George and Ringo aren’t supplying John, Paul, George, and Ringo’s speaking voices.
Why Today?: On this day in 1974, Donald Johnson and Tom Gray discover half a skeleton of an extinct hominid, which they nickname “Lucy” because they dig “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”.