HANS REMEMBERS- NEWS HEADLINES FROM TUESDAY MAY 27, 1969

Hans Remembers- News Headlines from Tuesday May 27, 1969.

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  • In Los Angeles Mayor Sam Yorty pulled an upset by beating Tom Bradley in a run-off election in a hotly contested race where race was a big issue. Yorty, who is white made claims that Bradley who is black was surrounded by black militants. In the earlier primary in April there had been four democratic candidates but no one received a majority so there was a run off between Bradley who had received the most votes and the incumbent Yorty. Tom Bradley would eventually win the election for Mayor of Los Angeles in 1973 and serve until 1993.

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  • Actor Jeffrey Hunter died at the age of 42 from an intracranial hemorrhage and skull fracture related to injuries that occurred six months earlier. Hunter portrayed Jesus in the 1961 movie The King Of Kings and was the original choice to play the role of Captain Kirk in the Star Trek series.

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  • Former major league baseball catcher Todd Huntley turns 50 today. Huntley played in the majors  for three teams from 1990 until 2003. and was a two time All-Star. He hit 202 career home runs and had a .234 lifetime batting average. His father Randy was also a long time major league player- a catcher from 1964-77. When his son was born he was playing for the Chicago Cubs where he spent the majority of his career.