September 20, 1964
Two to three hundred Beatles fans descended on the Walnut Ridge (Lawrence County) airport in anticipation of the Beatles’ return (the group had made a brief stop in Walnut Ridge two days before to change planes on their way to vacation at a ranch in Missouri). The plane that had carried the group from New York on September 18 sat on the runway waiting for them. After many false alarms, a small commuter aircraft with John Lennon and Ringo Starr landed. At the same time Lennon and Starr ascended the steps to the larger plane, a truck holding George Harrison and Paul McCartney pulled up next to it. All four quickly boarded and left for New York for their last U.S. concert of the year.