August Is Overthrow Season – August 19, 1991
Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS – The World Tonight + reports via KNX-AM – August 19, 1991 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection
Not to make light of a situation that often involves dramatic upheaval and a large amount of killing, but August just seems to be the month of unrest for some reason. On August 19th in 1953 we had the (finally acknowledged) CIA-backed coup in Iran, overthrowing the democratically elected and popular President Mossadegh. The situation in Egypt right now, has heated up to boiling. We were teetering on the edge of World War 2, and plunging into the European portion of the conflict by the end of August in 1939.
And like all moments in history – when you’re right in the middle of them, you have no idea how they will end.
So here are the events of the day, as reported on CBS Radio’s The World Tonight and reports from KNX-AM in Los Angeles for August 19, 1991.
- CIA Admits It Was Behind Iran’s Coup – By Malcolm Byrne | Foreign Policy (tribuneofthepeople.com)
- Today in History, Aug. 19 (themoscowtimes.com)
- Hurricane Bob hit New England 22 years ago Monday (wmur.com)