A notorious pirate is captured and killed, RCA Victor buys Elvis' contract from Sun Records, the nation mourns a president, The Beatles release "The White Album," and "Toy Story" premieres, all on this day.
1968: The Beatles release their self-titled double album, which is more popularly referred to as "The White Album" due to its all-white cover art. It would reach No. 1 on the charts in the United Kingdom and the United States and eventually sell more than 30 million copies worldwide.
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