On this day: August 22

POSTED: 4:42 PM Aug 20 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Aug 22 2014

Teddy Roosevelt goes for a historic ride, tennis player Althea Gibson breaks racial barriers, The Supremes hit No. 1 for the first time, and Nolan Ryan notches his 5,000 career strikeout, all on this day.

OTD August 22 - Ringo Starr
13 / 35
Eva Rinaldi/Wikimedia Commons

1968: Ringo Starr quits The Beatles in disgust over the band's tensions and from boredom from sitting around waiting to contribute during sessions for the "White Album." He spent two weeks with Peter Sellers on the actor's yacht, where he wrote "Octopus's Garden," but returned after two weeks at the urgings of the other Beatles.

Comments

You share in the NBC Montana.com community, so please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. Use the "Report Abuse" link if a comment violates these standards. Due to a technical change, all comments posted before Jan. 9, 2014 no longer appear on NBCMontana.com. Comments posted after Jan. 14 are not impacted.  We apologize for any inconvenience. The views expressed are not those of NBCMontana.com, NBCMontana or its affiliated companies. This is a community moderated forum. (Please note the 'Like' and 'Report' buttons.) By posting your comments you agree to accept our terms of use.