Hans Remembers- News Headlines from 50 years ago today- Monday July 28, 1969.
- President Richard Milhous Nixon and first Lady Pat Nixon continuing on their Asian trip arrived in Bangkok, Thailand and was greeted by King Bhumibol Adulyajej- and they reviewed Thai troops while walking in a monsoon. The Tricky One pledge that the United States would stand by Thailand even after the end of the war in Vietnam.
- American actor/ actress Robert Arquette- now Alexis Arquette was born in Los Angeles. Arquette the grandson of Cliff Arquette- aka Charley Weaver and the son of actor Lewis Arquette – and sister to Rosanna, Richmond, Patricia and David- all actors- died in 2016 at the age of 47 from HIV-related cardiac arrest. Arquette was also distantly related to Meriweather Lewis of Lewis and Clark fame.
- American songwriter Frank Loesser died on this day at the age of 59. His best known songs the now controversial “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”, “Luck Be A Lady Tonight” [which I heard yesterday sung by Francis Albert on the radio} and the children’s song “Inch Worm.” Loesser a heavy smoker died of lung cancer.
- Former NHL goaltender Garth Snow born on this day Wrentham, Massachusetts. Snow played for five NHL teams from 1994-2006 and played in 368 games in his career with a 2.80 goals against average. After his playing career he would also be for a time the General Manager of the New York Islanders.
- You can’t stop rock and roll- at least in 1969 you couldn’t- even in Moscow- where police reported thousands of telephone books had been vandalized -the thieves using parts of the phones to convert acoustic guitars into electric guitars.