. . .or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – June 5, 1984 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection.
This day in 1984 was the big Primary day; the last one before the conventions before everybody settled down to make promises.
California was the big one, and it was looking like Walter Mondale was going to be the standard bearer for the Democrats, even though Gary Hart was holding out for a few voting booth surprises to upset the, maybe not Mondale sweep, but to add a few bargaining chips, come Convention time. Same with Jesse Jackson, who was hoping to grab as many delegates as possible in order to gain some leverage.
And so the Dog and Pony Show went into its final batch of sweeps and stumping with a 26 hour marathon, from coast to coast. All the Democratic candidates hit the road before calling it a day at poll closing time.
Meanwhile, the world was still spinning. Radio Tehran announced a major Iraqi air attack in Western Kurdistan claiming 300 Iranians killed in the assault, though there was no official confirmation of casualties. Speculation in Baghdad of a Human Wave assault by Iranian troops didn’t materialize, since this day marked 21 years since an Iranian uprising and sources in Iraq were expecting something dramatic.
In London – President Reagan was visiting London for talks with Prime Minister Thatcher ahead of an economic summit. Subjects anticipated were prospects for the upcoming summit as well as the situation in the Persian Gulf.
Word came during the broadcast that Egyptian Prime Minister Fuad Mohieddin had died that morning, collapsing in his office in Cairo. He was 58.
And this day in 1984 marked 40 years since the eve of D-Day in 1944. The celebrations of the event which became the turning point in World War 2, were marked with week-long celebrations.
Busy day, this June 5th in 1984 as presented by The CBS World News Roundup.
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