Tagged: Iran

Robert Polhill - Hostage

February 11, 1987 – The Hostage-For-Prisoner Swap And Death To America All Over Again.

A little support goes a long way: Become a Patron! News for this day in 1987 started with the storm of protest over a U.S. proposal for a hostage-for-prisoner swap that included 8 Americans and one Israeli in exchange for Palestinians being held by Israel. No, the Israeli’s weren’t going...

Embassy Hostages In Iran - 1980

October 22, 1980 – The Embassy Hostage Drama And The October Surprise.

Become a Patron! News for this October 22nd in 1980, in addition to feverish campaigning on the parts of the Carter and Reagan camps, was word that a possible breakthrough in negotiations for the 50 Americans held hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran was taking place. But like much...

Mohammad Mosaddegh - 1951

August 23, 1951 -The War In Korea – Mosaddegh And The Oil In Iran

While Truce talks were stalling Korea, sabers were rattling in Iran, this August 23rd in 1951. With accusations flying back and forth between North Korea and the UN forces, it wasn’t looking optimistic that the guns would fall silent any time soon. Meanwhile, a contingent of 10 British warships were...

President Clinton

May 1, 1995 – A Settlement Reached, A Search Continued, A Trade Ban Imposed

May 1, 1995 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 1, 1995 – A busy news day, this First of May. Beginning with news that a settlement had been reached in the trial of Malcolm X’s granddaughter Qubilah Shabazz, who was accused of a murder-for-hire...

Shura Cherkassky

Shura Cherkassky With Sixten Ehrling And The Swedish Radio Symphony – BBC Proms 1985 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Swedish Radio Symphony – Sixten Ehrling, Cond – Shura Cherkassky, piano – BBC Proms – September 12, 1985 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – More history this week. From the 1985 BBC Proms festival, a performance by the Swedish Radio Symphony, led by Sixten Ehrling and featuring the legendary Shura...

Ayatollah Khomei and Mehdi Bazargan

February 5, 1979 – Iran: “An Increasingly Complex Set Of Problems” – Shapour Bakhtiar

February 6, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 6, 1979 – A day best to have been filed “for future reference”. The situation in Iran was slowly spiraling out of control – as factions, loyal to the Ayatollah voiced their support of Khomeni’s...

American Hostages in Tehran 1980

December 18, 1980 – 411 Days Of To-Ing And Fro-Ing.

December 18, 1980 – CBS World News Roundup + 9:00 am News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 18, 1980. If you, like many Americans, were payiing attention to the American hostage Crisis in Tehran, you would know today was 411. Four-hundred eleven days since the Embassy was taken...

Iraq Military parade

November 27, 1990 – Iraq: Moving Closer To A High-Noon Ultimatum

November 27, 1990 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 27. 1990 -News for this day was about the crisis in the Persian Gulf. The United Nations began taking evidence of alleged Iraqi torture, executions and looting in Kuwait and was moving closer to a...