Hans Remembers- Headlines from Friday May 16, 1969-

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  • The Soviet Union’s probe Venera 5 landed on Venus but ceased transmitting data back after 43 minutes of it’s descent through the Venusian atmosphere. They would have another one Venera 6 following this one tomorrow.

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  • A couple arrests in the rock and roll world- Jack Casady  the bassist for Jefferson Airplane  was arrested for possession of marijuana in New Orleans. In New York City- at the Fillmore East during a concert by The Who- a plainclothes policeman rushed the stage to tell the audience a fire has broken out. Who guitarist Pete Townshend thinks it is a fan rushing the stage and gives him a swift kick. Townshend is arrested on stage and later fined $30.


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  • It would become the highest scoring 11th inning in baseball history- the  Seattle Pilots and Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park In Boston. The score was tied 4-4 after 9 innings-  after a scoreless 19th the Pilots erupt with 6 runs in the 11th- and then the Red Sox score 5 as the Pilots hold on to a 10-9 victory. Wayne Comer had a couple home runs in the game for the Pilots. The winning pitcher was Jim Bouton who pitched 3 scoreless innings in relief. Bouton that year was writing what would be the landmark sports book Ball Four.

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  • Conservative political commentator Tucker Carlson was born on this day in San Francisco. He currently has a show on Fox News- Tucker Carlson Tonight. His full name Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson.

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  • Actress Tracey Gold was born in New York City on this day. She is best known for her role as Carol Seaver on the 1980’s sitcom Growing Pains-the show Alan Thicke starred in. Never watched an episode of the show .

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  • Steve Lewis- who won 2 gold medals at the 1988 Seoul Olympics in the 400 and 4 X 400 meter relay and in 1992 at the Barcelona Games in the 4 X400- while also winning a silver in the 400 was born on this day in Los Angeles.


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