Setting off a chain of events that would culminate in public bonfires of The Beatles’ records and a public backlash that at times made the group fearful for their lives, the US teen magazine Datebook on this day republished John Lennon’s remarks that “The Beatles are more popular than Jesus”.
The Beatles were given three prestigious Ivor Novello awards on this day in recognition of their outstanding achievements in 1965.
Although the Rubber Soul album had been on sale for more than six months, Parlophone on this day issued a mono EP containing four songs from it.
Following their first trip to India, The Beatles returned to England on this day.
The day after their arrival in India, The Beatles managed to sneak out of their New Delhi hotel, the Oberoi, and did some sightseeing.
The day after their troubled trip to the Philippines came to an end, The Beatles arrived in India for the first time, following a brief refueling stop in Bangkok, early in the morning of 6 July 1966.
The Beatles had never intended to snub the Philippines’ First Lady, Imelda Marcos, on the day of their two concerts in Manila. However, on this day they awoke to chaotic scenes as a result of the misunderstanding.
The Beatles and Brian Epstein were unaware that a reception with the Philippines’ First Lady, Imelda Marcos, had been arranged for them to attend, followed by a luncheon in the group’s honour.
In the morning of 3 July The Beatles flew from Japan to the Philippines, stopping briefly en route in Hong Kong.
The Beatles performed their last two shows at the Nippon Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan on this day. They performed five times in total at the venue over three days.
The Beatles performed two shows at the Nippon Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan on this day.