HANS REMEMBERS- MONDAY JANUARY 26, 1970- 50 YEARS AGO

Hans Remembers- Monday January 26, 1970- 50 years ago.

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  • Simon and Garfunkel release their final album -and as it turned out their best selling album-and single “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” It would win the Grammy for Best Album-and the single would win a Grammy for Song Of The Year. The album and has sold around 25 million copies.

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  • At the Australian Open tennis tournament- Margaret Court defeated fellow Australian Kerry Melville 6-1, 6-3 to win her 9th Australian Open title.

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  • President Richard Milhous Nixon made history on this date by casting the first veto on a national televised broadcast. The bill was a 19.7 billion appropriation bill for education which the Tricky one said ‘was the wrong amount for the wrong purpose, at the wrong time.”

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  • Kirk Franklin- the “Reigning King of Urban Gospel” was born 50 years ago today in Ft. Worth, Texas. Over the years the gospel musician, singer, songwriter has won 13 Grammy Awards.

7 responses to “HANS REMEMBERS- MONDAY JANUARY 26, 1970- 50 YEARS AGO

  1. Speaking of Tennis… who did you like to see win Hans? Mine was Jimmy Connors and Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert.
    I don’t follow it much now.

    • I always liked McEnroe.. I was never a big fan but I’d watch those 70’s and 80s major finals- like I do the majors in golf. Some great players back in that time.

    • Wimbledon was what I really liked. Those matches with McEnroe – Borg and McEnroe – Conners were great.
      I’ve never given golf a chance. I’ve always wanted to play it but never did.

    • I’ve only golfed once- 30 years ago.. I don’t follow it but I do pay attention to the majors. Having said that I don’t think I saw any of it last year other than the end of The Masters when Tiger won… I think that was last year… Have you ever seen the doc on McEnroe and Borg’s epic match?Pretty good.

    • I did watch Tiger a few times…because of the greatness.
      No I haven’t seen that doc…that would be great. I will look for it. It was must watch when they played.

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