HANS REMEMBERS- MONDAY APRIL 6, 1970- 50 YEARS AGO

Hans Remembers- Monday April 6, 1970 – 50 Years Ago-

Sean Flynn (1941-1970) - Find A Grave Memorial

  • Photojournalists Sean Flynn of Time magazine and Dana Stone of CBS crossed into Cambodia by motorcycle to report on the Vietnam and disappeared. In all five journalists had crossed over together also captured were freelance photographer Claude Arpin of France and two cameramen for Japan’s Fuju Commercial Television- Yujiro Takagi and Akira Kusaka. Sean Flynn was the son of legendary actor Errol Flynn. In 1986  The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency would declassify a report that had concluded that Flynn and Stone were probably executed in 1971 by an officer of the Khmer Rouge.

Sam Sheppard: The Controversial Trial Of A Young Doctor For Murder

  • Dr. Sam Sheppard the American neurosurgeon who had served a dozen years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of murdering his wife died from encephalopathy associated with his consumption of alcohol.

Maurice Stokes (1933-1970) - Find A Grave Memorial

  • A sad story in sports- Maurice Stokes who was the NBA’s Rookie Of The Year in 1955-56 and an All-Star in all three of his NBA seasons with the Cincinnati Royals before he suffered a head injury in 1958- and ended up permanently paralyzed  He was diagnosed with post-traumatic encephalopathy, a brain injury that damaged his motor-control center. Stokes died on this day at the age of 36 of a heart attack.

Diana Ross: A Life in Photos | Purple Clover

  • Diana Ross who four months earlier had split from The Supremes- released her first single as a solo artist- “Reach Out And Touch {Somebody’s Hand}- not a song for today’s social distancing.

Crosley Field

  • The Major League Baseball season opened as it always did back then- in Cincinnati- as the Reds beat the Montreal Expos by the score of 5-1 before over 30,000 fans at Crosley Field in Cincinnati. It would be the final Opening Day- as the Reds would open play at their new cookie-cutter stadium- Riverfront Stadium on June 30th 1970.

2 responses to “HANS REMEMBERS- MONDAY APRIL 6, 1970- 50 YEARS AGO

  1. If many years forward, someone was doing their own version of Hans Remembers, what would the post look like these days? Have you ever wondered that? So many things going on.

    • I hadn’t thought of that but you are right- I was nine in 1970- and recall some of the events- in the future there will be people looking at this period- who didn’t experience them- I wonder how they will look at it all? I wish we lived in more boring times!

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