Hans Remembers- Sunday January 18, 1970- 50 years ago.
- At Highgate Cemetery in London the tomb of Karl Marx was vandalized by explosives placed by unknown perpetrators. The original plans was to saw an opening in the face of the memorial and to fill the hollow shell with explosives. The nose was sawed through but they ended up setting off the bomb in front of the monument instead.
- The 20th NFL Pro Bowl was played at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The West All-Stars defeated the East All Stars 16-13. Gale Sayers of the Chicago Bears and George Andrie of the Dallas Cowboys were named the games Most Valuable Players. I used to watch the Pro Bowl when I was growing up but the last Pro Bowl game that I watched was in 1980. A worthless game that needs to be discontinued. Every year a number of the selected players come up with excuses not to go and those who do go just go through the motions. There are enough injuries in the game of football without having any more in a game that has no meaning.
- The President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints- David O. McKay died at the age of 96. He had been the president since 1951. Under his leadership the number of Mormon members of the church tripled to 2,800,000. I have noticed over the years it seems like the Presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints- always have long lives- kind of like being a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.