Tagged: Popular Culture

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...

Los Angeles - Wilshire and LaBrea - 1957

It’s 1957 – You Live In L.A. – This Is A Two Hour Slice Of Your Town – The Life Of A City. Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Become a Patron! September 14, 1957. This is L.A. This is your town. This is your town in 1957. This is what your town sounded like. A sweep of the radio dial and an aural snapshot of a town on an average Saturday in an average year. No earth-shattering events,...

October 16, 1964 – An Absence Of Nikita – Shakeup In The Kremlin

Become a Patron! The stunning news, on this October 16, 1964, was the revelation that Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev had been removed from office in what many believed to be a bloodless coup on the parts of hardliners. Afraid that Khruschev was getting a little too soft toward the West,...

Stock Market: 1979 - what a 48 point drop was cause for panic.

October 11, 1979 – Castro Comes – Wall Street Goes, And Capitol Hill Haggles Over Abortion Forever.

Become a Patron! October, it would seem, is not historically without its surprises. On this day in 1979 New York City was turned upside down over a United Nations visit from Cuba‘s Fidel Castro, his first since 1959. Air Traffic was disrupted, street traffic was disrupted, and all told the...

October 7, 1967 – Body Bags In Vietnam – Death Of Hippy: Funeral In The Haight

Be a Patron and download for free: Become a Patron! Another day with the world slightly askew, this October 7th in 1967. Reports that, despite claims the rebels in Biafra were a thing of the past, explosions were heard in the Nigerian Capitol of Lagos and speculation all the fighting...

1918 Influenza Pandemic

September 19, 1957 – The Asian Flu Comes To America

Subscribers can download for free:Become a Patron! The world on this September 19th in 1957 was awash with 104 degree fevers, paralyzed with aching muscles and joints, throwing up just about everything everyone ate the past year and it was only getting worse. 1957 was The Year Of The Asian...

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...

August 5, 1962 – Marilyn Monroe: Fame Is Fickle

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Marilyn Monroe: Fame Is Fickle – NBC Radio Tribute – August 6, 1962 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Hard to imagine it was fifty-seven years ago today the world lost Marilyn Monroe. Within hours of finding her body, dead from an...

August 1, 1978 – Rumors Of Sharansky – Lifting The Turkey Embargo – Middle-East Pessimism

Become a Patron! News for August 1, 1978 had much to do with rumors surrounding a pending major East-West Prisoner exchange. At the center of the rumors was Soviet dissident Anatoly Sharanksy and hints he would be swapped for 2 Soviet Spies being held in the U.S. Speculation was fueled...

Monte Carlo gets their first crap table.

July 24, 1949 – Pondering NATO – Embracing Les Craps – Mistaken Identities

– Certainly not a dull week in history, this July in 1949. Starting off with fears and accusations coming from Britain over post-War Germany and a repudiation of claims from Sir Winston Churchill that he demanded total destruction and complete surrender of Germany at the end of World War 2....