Hans Remembers- News Headlines from 50 years ago today- Sunday July 27, 1969.
- President Richard Milhous Nixon became the first American president to visit Indonesia- on his current Asian trip. The Tricky One would spend 22 hours in the country- spending the night in Jakarta.
- 5,000 people showed up at 1 in the morning at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston to welcome the crew of Apollo 11 back- even though the three astronauts were still inside a quarantine trailer. The astronauts were able to speak to the crowd over a loudspeaker connected to the quarantine lab. The Apollo 11 astronauts mission was still a long way from over- they would soon go on a tour of the world.
- It would have been little noted at the time but a 34 year old music teacher named Gary Hinman was murdered in the Los Angeles area. This would begin the string of murders connected to the Manson Family. Manson family member Bobby Beausoleil would be be arrested on August 5th with Hinman’s car and be chared with the murder. The back story seems to be- there was a rumor that Manson heard that Hinman had came into some big money- and of course he wanted it. He sent some members over to Hinman’s to torture him. Hinman denied having any big windfall. Hinman was now dead.
- Born on this day- Paul Levesque – in Nashua, New Hampshire- he is better known as wrestler Triple H – Hunter Hearst Helmsley. I get a kick out of a few people I am acquainted with who really take this wresting stuff seriously.