Days That Shook the World

Days That Shook the World

2003 - 2015, History, Other
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Episode Guide

  • Days That Shook the World - The Road To Revolution: The Execution of Ceauşescu/The Iranian Revolution (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    The Road To Revolution: The Execution of Ceauşescu/The Iranian Revolution

    Dramatic recreation documents the death of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.

  • Days That Shook the World - The Battle of Midway (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    The Battle of Midway

    The course of World War II changes on June 4, 1942, at the Battle of Midway.

  • Days That Shook the World - Battle For The Holy City: The Six-Day War (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Battle For The Holy City: The Six-Day War

    Israeli forces take control of the Old City of Jerusalem during the Six-Day War in 1967.

  • Days That Shook the World - Let Freedom Ring: The Boston Tea Party/The Independence of India (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Let Freedom Ring: The Boston Tea Party/The Independence of India

    Destroying tea in Boston Harbor; the British Empire's rule over India.

  • Days That Shook the World - The War to End All Wars (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    The War to End All Wars

    An atmosphere of hostility pervades peace negotiations between Allied and German delegates trying to end World War I.

  • Days That Shook the World - Fact or Fiction: The War of the Worlds/Hitler Diaries (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Fact or Fiction: The War of the Worlds/Hitler Diaries

    A radio broadcast of H.G. Wells' "The War of the Worlds" creates panic; diaries supposedly written by Adolf Hitler turn out to be forgeries.

  • Days That Shook the World - Rule of the Gun: The O.K. Corral/Saint Valentine's Day Massacre (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Rule of the Gun: The O.K. Corral/Saint Valentine's Day Massacre

    The gunfight at the O.K. Corral in 1881; Al Capone orders a reprisal hit on a rival in 1929.

  • Days That Shook the World - The Cost of Betrayal: The Defection of Burgess & MacLean/The Execution of the Rosenbergs (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    The Cost of Betrayal: The Defection of Burgess & MacLean/The Execution of the Rosenbergs

    Cambridge Five members Donald Maclean and Guy Burgess spy on Great Britain for the Soviet Union; the U.S. government executes Ethel and Julius Rosenberg for being Soviet spies.

  • Days That Shook the World - Hitler Diaries (Season 3 Episode 3, Part 2)
    Season 3 Episode 3, Part 2:

    Hitler Diaries

  • Days That Shook the World - Affairs of the Crown: The Execution of Anne Boleyn/The Abdication of Edward VIII (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Affairs of the Crown: The Execution of Anne Boleyn/The Abdication of Edward VIII

    The execution of Anne Boleyn in 1536; the abdication of Edward VIII in 1936.

  • Days That Shook the World - Cold War Spies: 1960 U-2 incident/Spy swap of Abel, Pryor and Powers (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Cold War Spies: 1960 U-2 incident/Spy swap of Abel, Pryor and Powers

    American spy pilot Gary Powers is shot down and imprisoned; Powers is exchanged for top Russian spy Rudolph Abel.

  • Days That Shook the World - Terrorism: Abraham Lincoln Assassination and the Oklahoma City Bombing (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Terrorism: Abraham Lincoln Assassination and the Oklahoma City Bombing

    John Wilkes Booth assassinates President Abraham Lincoln; Timothy McVeigh blows up the Federal Building in Oklahoma City.

  • Days That Shook the World - Dinosaurs & Duplicity: Discovery of the First Dinosaur/Piltdown Man (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Dinosaurs & Duplicity: Discovery of the First Dinosaur/Piltdown Man

    An amateur geologist is the first to identify the bones of a dinosaur; one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th century turns out to be a hoax.

  • Days That Shook the World - Reach For The Stars: Trials of Galileo/Yuri Gagarin's Flight (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Reach For The Stars: Trials of Galileo/Yuri Gagarin's Flight

    Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human into space; Galileo is tried for heresy.

  • Days That Shook the World - Assassination Attempts: The Wolf's Lair and the Day of the Jackal (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Assassination Attempts: The Wolf's Lair and the Day of the Jackal

    Some of Hitler's officers attempt a coup at the Wolf's Lair; French President Charles de Gaulle survives an assassination attempt.

  • Days That Shook the World - Pearl Harbor (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Pearl Harbor

    Japanese aircraft unexpectedly strike the Hawaiian naval base of Pearl Harbor.

  • Days That Shook the World - The Christmas Truce (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    The Christmas Truce

    Opposing soldiers put down their guns and shake hands on Christmas Day 1914.

  • Days That Shook the World - Disaster in the Sky: The Hindenburg/Challenger Disaster (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Disaster in the Sky: The Hindenburg/Challenger Disaster

    Luxurious airship Hindenburg explodes over a New Jersey landing field; NASA's Challenger space shuttle explodes shortly after lift-off.

  • Days That Shook the World - Hindenburg Crash (Season 2 Episode 1, Part 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1, Part 1:

    Hindenburg Crash

    The story of the traumatic events surrounding one of the worst aviation disasters of the 20th century - the crash of the airship Hindenburg in 1937.

  • Days That Shook the World - Challenger Disaster (Season 2 Episode 1, Part 2)
    Season 2 Episode 1, Part 2:

    Challenger Disaster

    The space shuttle Challenger explodes shortly after liftoff in 1986.

  • Days That Shook the World - Execution of Anne Boleyn (Season 2 Episode 10, Part 1)
    Season 2 Episode 10, Part 1:

    Execution of Anne Boleyn

    Henry VIII decides to have his second wife, Anne Boleyn, beheaded after just three years of marriage.

  • Days That Shook the World - Theft of the Crown Jewels (Season 2 Episode 4, Part 1)
    Season 2 Episode 4, Part 1:

    Theft of the Crown Jewels

    A reenactment of the day at the Tower of London in 1671 when Colonel Blood stole the British crown jewels.

  • Days That Shook the World - The Great Train Robbery (Season 2 Episode 4, Part 2)
    Season 2 Episode 4, Part 2:

    The Great Train Robbery

    A reenactment of the Great Train Robbery, which was the most famous heist of an era, told through the stories of three people who played a vital role.

  • Days That Shook the World - The Real Day of the Jackal (Season 2 Episode 5, Part 1)
    Season 2 Episode 5, Part 1:

    The Real Day of the Jackal

    On the evening of 22nd August 1962, Charles de Gaulle survives as gunmen fire more than one hundred rounds at his car in an assassination attempt.

  • Days That Shook the World - Wolf's Lair (Season 2 Episode 5, Part 2)
    Season 2 Episode 5, Part 2:

    Wolf's Lair

    Senior Nazi officers plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1944.

  • Days That Shook the World - The Trial of Galileo (Season 2 Episode 6, Part 1)
    Season 2 Episode 6, Part 1:

    The Trial of Galileo

    The 1633 trial of Galileo by the Catholic authorities, for the heretical suggestion that the sun and not the earth was the center of the known universe.

  • Days That Shook the World - Yuri Gagarin's Flight (Season 2 Episode 6, Part 2)
    Season 2 Episode 6, Part 2:

    Yuri Gagarin's Flight

    Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in space on April 12, 1961.

  • Days That Shook the World - Dinosaur Discovery (Season 2 Episode 7, Part 1)
    Season 2 Episode 7, Part 1:

    Dinosaur Discovery

    The story of Dr. Gideon Mantell and his discovery of the bones of an ancient, plant-eating, giant reptile which would later be called a 'dinosaur'.

  • Days That Shook the World - Oklahoma City bombing (Season 2 Episode 8, Part 2)
    Season 2 Episode 8, Part 2:

    Oklahoma City bombing

    In 1995, the most deadly peacetime attack on US soil was committed by US citizen Timothy McVeigh, when he blew up a federal building in Oklahoma City.

  • Days That Shook the World - 1960 U-2 incident (Season 2 Episode 9, Part 1)
    Season 2 Episode 9, Part 1:

    1960 U-2 incident

    The story of the last US U-2 spy plane flight over the Soviet Union in 1960 and the inexperienced Russian major in charge of shooting it down.

  • Days That Shook the World - Spy swap of Abel, Pryor and Powers (Season 2 Episode 9, Part 2)
    Season 2 Episode 9, Part 2:

    Spy swap of Abel, Pryor and Powers

    The story of captured US spy pilot Gary Powers and the exchange of spies, with top Russian agent Rudolf Abel, that brought him home.

  • Days That Shook the World - Faster than Sound: Chuck Yeager/Donald Campbell (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Faster than Sound: Chuck Yeager/Donald Campbell

    Chuck Yeager becomes the first man to fly faster than sound in 1947; Donald Campbell dies in 1967 while attempting to set the world water speed record.

  • Days That Shook the World - Marconi's First Transatlantic Radio Transmission/Concorde's First Transatlantic Flight (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Marconi's First Transatlantic Radio Transmission/Concorde's First Transatlantic Flight

    The first trans-Atlantic radio message is received by groundbreaking inventor Guglielmo Marconi in 1901; the Concorde makes its first supersonic journey to New York in October 1977.

  • Days That Shook the World - The Assassination of JFK/The Resignation of Nixon (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    The Assassination of JFK/The Resignation of Nixon

    The final presidential days of John F. Kennedy and Richard Milhous Nixon.

  • Days That Shook the World - Fermi's Chain Reaction; Chernobyl (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Fermi's Chain Reaction; Chernobyl

    Physicists trigger the first controlled nuclear chain reaction; a routine test at Chernobyl power station turns into a nuclear disaster.

  • Days That Shook the World - Black September Hijackings/Lockerbie (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Black September Hijackings/Lockerbie

    The Black September hijackings of three airliners in September 1970; the Lockerbie bombing of 1988.

  • Days That Shook the World - Tutankhamun's Tomb/Deciphering the Rosetta Stone (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Tutankhamun's Tomb/Deciphering the Rosetta Stone

    Howard Carter discovers King Tutankhamun's tomb; a young academic begins to crack the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic language.

  • Days That Shook the World - Kristallnacht/The Birth of Israel (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Kristallnacht/The Birth of Israel

    The country of Israel comes into being in May 1948.

  • Days That Shook the World - The Murder of the Romanovs/The Fall of the Berlin Wall (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    The Murder of the Romanovs/The Fall of the Berlin Wall

    The last days of Nicholas II and his family, as Lenin's Bolsheviks seize power in Russia in July 1917.

  • Days That Shook the World - Hiroshima (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Hiroshima

    The events leading up to the United States dropping an atomic bomb on Japan in 1945, ending World War II.

  • Days That Shook the World - The Assassination of Martin Luther King/The Release of Nelson Mandela (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    The Assassination of Martin Luther King/The Release of Nelson Mandela

    Martin Luther King, advocate of nonviolence, is shot; imprisoned for 27 years in South Africa, Nelson Mandela receives a hero's welcome from his countrymen upon his release.

  • Days That Shook the World - The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand/The Death of Adolf Hitler (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand/The Death of Adolf Hitler

    The First World War begins with a single bullet; the bullet that Adolf Hitler fires into his head brings World War II to a close.

  • Days That Shook the World - The Coronation of Elizabeth II/The Death of Diana (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    The Coronation of Elizabeth II/The Death of Diana

    Elizabeth II's coronation on June 2, 1953, was watched by millions around the world; Diana, Princess of Wales, dies in a car crash on August 31, 1997.

  • Days That Shook the World - The Coronation of Elizabeth II (Season 1 Episode 1, Part 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1, Part 1:

    The Coronation of Elizabeth II

    Elizabeth II's coronation on June 2, 1953, was watched by millions of people around the world.

  • Days That Shook the World - Death of Diana (Season 1 Episode 1, Part 2)
    Season 1 Episode 1, Part 2:

    Death of Diana

    Probing the events surrounding the untimely demise of Diana, Princess of Wales, in a horrific car crash in Paris in August 1997.

  • Days That Shook the World - JFK (Season 1 Episode 10, Part 1)
    Season 1 Episode 10, Part 1:

    JFK

    The assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

  • Days That Shook the World - The Resignation of Nixon (Season 1 Episode 10, Part 2)
    Season 1 Episode 10, Part 2:

    The Resignation of Nixon

    American President Richard Nixon resigns halfway through his second term in disgrace over the Watergate scandal.

  • Days That Shook the World - Marconi's First Transatlantic Radio Transmission (Season 1 Episode 11, Part 1)
    Season 1 Episode 11, Part 1:

    Marconi's First Transatlantic Radio Transmission

    Inventor Guglielmo Marconi receives the first trans-Atlantic radio message.

  • Days That Shook the World - Concorde's First Transatlantic Flight (Season 1 Episode 11, Part 2)
    Season 1 Episode 11, Part 2:

    Concorde's First Transatlantic Flight

    The Concorde makes its first supersonic journey to New York in 1977.

  • Days That Shook the World - Faster Than Sound (Season 1 Episode 12, Part 1)
    Season 1 Episode 12, Part 1:

    Faster Than Sound

    Pilot Chuck Yeager became the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound.

  • Days That Shook the World - Donald Campbell (Season 1 Episode 12, Part 2)
    Season 1 Episode 12, Part 2:

    Donald Campbell

    The story of Donald Campbell's last tragic attempt to break the water speed record on Lake Conniston.

  • Days That Shook the World - The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand (Season 1 Episode 2, Part 1)
    Season 1 Episode 2, Part 1:

    The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

    The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand on June 28, 1914, led to the outbreak of World War I.

  • Days That Shook the World - The Death of Adolf Hitler (Season 1 Episode 2, Part 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2, Part 2:

    The Death of Adolf Hitler

    A dramatisation of events leading up to Adolf Hitler's suicide on April 30, 1945.

  • Days That Shook the World - The Assassination of Martin Luther King (Season 1 Episode 3, Part 1)
    Season 1 Episode 3, Part 1:

    The Assassination of Martin Luther King

    A gunman kills Martin Luther King on April 4, 1968.

  • Days That Shook the World - The Release of Nelson Mandela (Season 1 Episode 3, Part 2)
    Season 1 Episode 3, Part 2:

    The Release of Nelson Mandela

    The South African government frees Nelson Mandela in February 1990.

  • Days That Shook the World - The Murder of the Romanovs (Season 1 Episode 5, Part 1)
    Season 1 Episode 5, Part 1:

    The Murder of the Romanovs

    The last days of Russia's Nicholas II and his family in July 1917; the collapse of the Berlin Wall in November 1989.

  • Days That Shook the World - The Fall of the Berlin Wall (Season 1 Episode 5, Part 2)
    Season 1 Episode 5, Part 2:

    The Fall of the Berlin Wall

    November 8, 1989, signalled the final death knell of Communism.

  • Days That Shook the World - Kristallnacht (Season 1 Episode 6, Part 1)
    Season 1 Episode 6, Part 1:

    Kristallnacht

    Nazi thugs across Germany ransack Jewish homes, businesses and synagogues in November 1938.

  • Days That Shook the World - The Discovery of Tutankhamun's Tomb (Season 1 Episode 7, Part 1)
    Season 1 Episode 7, Part 1:

    The Discovery of Tutankhamun's Tomb

    Howard Carter discovers the tomb of the boy king, Tutankhamun.

  • Days That Shook the World - Deciphering the Stone (Season 1 Episode 7, Part 2)
    Season 1 Episode 7, Part 2:

    Deciphering the Stone

    French academic Jean Francois Champollion cracks the codes on the Rosetta Stone in 1822.

  • Days That Shook the World - Black September Hijackings (Season 1 Episode 8, Part 1)
    Season 1 Episode 8, Part 1:

    Black September Hijackings

    Palestinian activists hijack three planes in September 1970.

  • Days That Shook the World - Lockerbie (Season 1 Episode 8, Part 2)
    Season 1 Episode 8, Part 2:

    Lockerbie

    Pan Am Flight 103 explodes in midair over a Scottish town in December 1988.

  • Days That Shook the World - First Nuclear Reaction (Season 1 Episode 9, Part 1)
    Season 1 Episode 9, Part 1:

    First Nuclear Reaction

    The Atomic Age begins in 1942 with the first controlled nuclear chain reaction.

  • Days That Shook the World - Chernobyl (Season 1 Episode 9, Part 2)
    Season 1 Episode 9, Part 2:

    Chernobyl

    The world's worst nuclear accident occurs at the Chernobyl nuclear power station during system tests.

  • Days That Shook the World - First in Flight: The Wright Brothers/Apollo 11's Moon Landing (Pilot)
    Pilot:

    First in Flight: The Wright Brothers/Apollo 11's Moon Landing

    Orville and Wilbur Wright make successful flights; Neil Armstrong takes steps on the moon.

  • Days That Shook the World - Moon Landing (Pilot Episode Part 2)
    Pilot Episode Part 2:

    Moon Landing

    Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to set foot on the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969.

  • Days That Shook the World - Original Gangsters (Episode 107)
    Episode 107:

    Original Gangsters

    Wyatt Earp and friends take on outlaw cowboys in Tombstone, Ariz., in 1881; members of mobster Bugs Moran's organization are gunned down by Al Capone's men on Feb. 14, 1929.

  • Days That Shook the World - The Gentleman Thief (Episode 55)
    Episode 55:

    The Gentleman Thief

  • Days That Shook the World - Days That Shook the World (Episode 49)
    Episode 49:

    Days That Shook the World

    The Wright Brothers perform their first flight on Dec. 17, 1903.

  • Days That Shook the World - Suez Invasion (Episode 47)
    Episode 47:

    Suez Invasion

  • Days That Shook the World - Days That Shook the World (Episode 10)
    Episode 10:

    Days That Shook the World

    1990-1995; Gulf War; Communism; Nelson Mandela; O.J. Simpson; Oklahoma City bombing.

  • Days That Shook the World - Days That Shook the World (Episode 9)
    Episode 9:

    Days That Shook the World

    1980-1989; Iran; hostage crisis; Prince Charles; Princess Diana; Sadat assassination; space shuttle Challenger.

  • Days That Shook the World - Battle of the Somme, July 3, 1916 (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    Battle of the Somme, July 3, 1916

  • Days That Shook the World - Days That Shook the World (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    Days That Shook the World

    1970-1979; Nixon visits China; Olympic massacre; Watergate; test-tube baby.

  • Days That Shook the World - Days That Shook the World (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    Days That Shook the World

    The last days of Russia's Nicholas II and his family in July 1917; the collapse of the Berlin Wall in November 1989.

  • Days That Shook the World - Days That Shook the World (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    Days That Shook the World

    1960-1969; space exploration; Berlin; the Beatles; Cuban missile crisis; Israel; moon exploration; Vietnam War.

  • Days That Shook the World - Days That Shook the World (Episode 6)
    Episode 6:

    Days That Shook the World

    1950-1959; Korean War; Queen Elizabeth II; Joseph McCarthy; polio vaccine; Fidel Castro; space exploration.

  • Days That Shook the World - Martin Luther King's Civil Rights March: 1963 (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:

    Martin Luther King's Civil Rights March: 1963

  • Days That Shook the World - Days That Shook the World (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:

    Days That Shook the World

    1940-1949; Pearl Harbor; World War II; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Hiroshima; Israel.

  • Days That Shook the World - Days That Shook the World (Episode 4)
    Episode 4:

    Days That Shook the World

    1930-1939; Lindbergh baby; Amelia Earhart; New Deal; Jesse Owens; King Edward VIII.

  • Days That Shook the World - Days That Shook the World (Episode 3)
    Episode 3:

    Days That Shook the World

    1920-1929; Prohibition; women vote; Benito Mussolini; TV; Charles Lindbergh; stock market.

  • Days That Shook the World - Days That Shook the World (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    Days That Shook the World

    1910-1919; South Pole; Titanic; Panama Canal; World War I; Russian Revolution.

  • Days That Shook the World - Days That Shook the World (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    Days That Shook the World

    1900-1909; Queen Victoria dies; McKinley assassination; Henry Ford; San Francisco earthquake.

  • Days That Shook the World - Days That Shook the World

    Days That Shook the World

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    Days That Shook the World

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    Days That Shook the World

  • Days That Shook the World - Assassination Of Abraham Lincoln

    Assassination Of Abraham Lincoln

    The events that led to President Abraham Lincoln's assassination by actor and Confederate spy John Wilkes Booth are reconstructed.

  • Days That Shook the World - Piltdown Man Hoax

    Piltdown Man Hoax

    In 1953, Joe Weiner and Kenneth Oakley discover that the Piltdown Man's fossilized remains are a hoax.

  • Days That Shook the World - The Road to Revolution

    The Road to Revolution

    In Bucharest, Christmas Day 1989, Nicolae Ceacescu is executed, and Romania declares its independence of Communist rule.

  • Days That Shook the World - Rule of the Gun

    Rule of the Gun

    The American West's Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and the Chicago mob-related St. Valentine's Day Massacre of 1929.

  • Days That Shook the World - Let Freedom Ring!

    Let Freedom Ring!

    Two hugely significant events in the history of the British Empire, the Boston Tea Party of December 16, 1773 and the transition to Indian independence at midnight on December 31, 1947.

  • Days That Shook the World - The Cost of Betrayal

    The Cost of Betrayal

    The varied fates of Soviet spies during the 1950s.

  • Days That Shook the World - Battle For the Holy City

    Battle For the Holy City

    Israeli forces take control of the Old City of Jerusalem during the Six-Day War in 1967.

  • Days That Shook the World - Chain Reaction

    Chain Reaction

    The events surrounding a self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction are investigated.

  • Days That Shook the World - Donald Campbell/The Death of Adolf Hitler

    Donald Campbell/The Death of Adolf Hitler

    Donald Campbell's last tragic attempt to break the water speed record; the events in Hitler's bunker leading up to his suicide.

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