Disasters

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February 12, 1980 – A Hundred Days Of Hostage – Olympics And Moscow – The Pinto Trial: Ford’s Better Idea.

February 12, 1980 – CBS The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 12, 1980 – Busy news day – The Hostage drama in Tehran was lumbering on for its 100th day – the start/stall negotiations were prompting the State Department to consider a news blackout in an...

February 4, 1980 – ABSCAM: New Word In The Dictionary.

On this February 4th in 1980, a new Acronym entered our Dictionary –ABSCAM, which stood for Abdul Enterprises Scam or Arab Scam implicated at least 8 Senators and Congressmen over accepting bribes in exchange for favors. Denials and hand-wringing went into swift action, but questions arose when it was learned...

The Iowa crash site - February 3, 1959

February 3, 1959 – “An Airplane Crash Near Clear Lake Iowa”- The Deaths Of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, The Big Bopper.

KSYD – Snuff Garrett Program – February 3, 1959 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 3, 1959 – A tragic day in Rock n’ Roll history, the first of what would be many over the years. But this one was especially poignant because it was something of a first...

Suspects

February 2, 1989 – The Trail Points East – Search For Suspects In PanAm Bombing.

News for this second day of February in 1989 had much to do with suspicions in the terrorist bombing of PanAm flight 103, which had blown up six weeks earlier over Lockerbie, Scotland. Although British and American investigators had yet to name suspects, it was looking more and more like...

January 28, 1986 – “Something Terrible Has Just Happened” The Challenger Disaster.

If you like what we do, would you support it? Become a Patron! January 28, 1986 – the world watched with shock and horror as the Shuttle Challenger, taking off on what was considered a routine mission, but which also included the first civilian, Christa McAuliffe, a 37 year-old High...

January 28, 1994 – Life In Sudden California – L.A.’s Little Earthquake Problem.

Even though one of the deadliest earthquakes to hit Southern California occurred on January 17th of 1994, the earth was still shaking some 11 days later, with some 70 considerable aftershocks taking place on the morning of January 28th alone. The city, to say the least, was in a state...

Tehran protests

January 25, 1979 – Postcards From Tehran

With no end in sight and protests continuing and becoming more violent, the situation in Iran on this day in 1979 was anything but resolved. The Pro and Anti-Shah factions were battling it out in the streets of Tehran and it was only escalating with each passing day.  As of...

Blizzard of '82

January 21, 1982 – A Deadly Kentucky Coalmine Explosion – The Blizzard Of ’82 – Welcome To The Me Generation.

January 21, 1982 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A coalmine explosion in Kentucky and a blizzard sweeping across the midwest. Just a little of what was going on this January in 1982. Seven men, including four members of the family, were killed in a...

New York – 1960 – December 30, 1960 – Past Daily Thousand Yard Stare Edition

Since it is the end of the year . . .Become a Patron! Sometimes crazy years happen locally. In this case, it was New York going through the roller-coaster called 1960. Presented by WCBS in New York, this year-end wrap-up highlights much of the goings on in the Big Apple...