Hans Remembers- News Headlines from Friday June 6, 1969. There were other stories in the news other than Joe Namath’s retirement from football.
- Rod Stewart is signed by Mercury Record label. Stewart would record five albums for Mercury from 1969 until 1974 including the classic “Every Picture Tells A Story” which contained his signature song ‘Maggie May.”
- The United States Court of Appeals got this ruling right- they voided what was called the “Hershey Directive.” General Hershey who was in charge of the selective service system had issued a directive to local draft boards instructing them to reclassify any anti- government protesters who had a deferment upgraded to 1-A permitting them to be immediately inducted into the service. It was in effect a declaration of war against anti-war protesters. The court ruled that Hershey’s directive had no basis in the law and Hershey had no power to make this decision.
- On the 25th anniversary of D-Day- British Army General Miles Dempsey who commanded the British Second Army assaulton Gold Beach, Juno Beach during the invasion of Normandy- died at the age of 72.