February 7, 1964: The Beatles arrive in the United States of America for the first time.

There were millions of kids at the airport, which nobody had expected. We heard about it in mid-air. There were journalists on the plane, and the pilot had rang ahead and said, ‘Tell the boys there’s a big crowd waiting for them.’ We thought, ‘Wow! God, we have really made it.’” - Paul McCartney

(Source: edsullivans, via drunkhowell)