Hans Remembers- Headlines from Wednesday May 21, 1969-
- President Richard Milhous Nixon on this day announced that he had selected Judge Warren Burger of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia was the next Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court replacing the retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren. Burger would serve as Chief Justice until his retirement in 1986. He died in 1995 at the age of 87.
- The British television show “The Avengers” came to and end after six seasons and 161 episodes. The espionage series began in 1961 and starred Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Ian Hendry, Honor Blackman, Julie Stevens, Linda Thorson and Patrick Newell.
- THe New York Mets entered the National League in 1962 and were year in and year out cellar dwellers. In early 1969 things finally seemed to be on the upswing in the 8th year of the franchise. On this day May 21, 1969 Tom Seaver threw a shutout against the Atlanta Braves as the Mets won 5-0. Their record so far during the 1969 season was 18-18. This was the latest date in team history where the team had at least a .500 record.
- The Beatles formally announced that they had appointed Allen B. Klein- former manager of The Rolling Stones as their financial manager. Three of The Beatles-John, George and Ringo favored Klein, Paul opposed. The Beatles would later regret getting involved with the snake.
- In Ireland- following the advice of Prime Minister Jack Lynch- President Eamon de Valera dissolved the nation’s parliament , Dail Eireann and ordered nationwide elections to be held on June 18.