Hans Remembers- Headlines from Tuesday June 3 and Wednesday June 4, 1969.
- On June 3, 1969 Star Trek- the original series airs its last episode after 3 years and 79 episodes. The final episode was titled- “Turnabout Intruder”- Captain Kirk’s consciousness becomes trapped in the body of a woman bent on killing him and taking over his command while inhabiting his body. The show was ahead of its time its ratings were low- but it would gain cult status while in syndication in the 1970’s.
- Tragedy occurred when the USS Frank E. Evans was accidentally rammed and sliced in two by the Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne- seventy-four U.S. Navy men were killed.
- On June 4, 1969-another tragedy this time in Mexico- all 79 persons on board the Mexicana Flight 704 were killed when a Boeing 727 crashed making its approach to Monterrey on a flight from Mexico City.
- On board that Mexicana Flight 704 was Mexican tennis player Rafael Osuna the winner of the 1963 U.S. Open. Osuna was thirty years old.