Hans Remembers- Headlines from Monday April 28th, 1969- 50 years ago today.
- Charles de Gaulle made good on his promise. Earlier in the month he said he would resign as president of France if the voters rejected his referendum to change the government. The voters rejected it yesterday and today he resigns after 11 years in office. Alain Poher the President of the French Senate was named Acting President of France. Charles de Gaulle would die a year and a half later at the age of 79.
- Another head of government in Europe also resigned on this day- Terence O’Neill the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland resigned after seven years in office. O’Neill would eventually be replaced by James Chichester-Clark.
- The debut album by Chicago Transit Authority was released on this day. The double album would go to #17 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart- and the singles Questions 67 and 68 would peak at #71 in 1969 but would be re-released in 1971 and go to #24, Does Anyone Really Know What Time It Is? #7 in 1970, Beginnings #7 in 1971 and I’m A Man #49 also in 1971. With their second album in 1970 Chicago Transit Authority would change their name to Chicago and the rest as they say is history. Chicago has released 24 studio albums and have had 20 Top 10 hits. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.