Hans Remembers- Tuesday April 14, 1970- 50 Years Ago.
- NASA cancelled the scheduled Moon landing scheduled for Apollo 13- as everyone involved at NASA began new calculations for a course that could swing the spacecraft around the Moon and then bring the command module and lunar module back to Earth. By 9:30 pm the ship had completed its circuit of the Moon and fired the engines to speed the spacecraft back toward the Earth.
- Will the third time be the charm? After having two appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court shot down- Clement Haynsworth and Harrold Carswell- his third selection was Judge Harry Blackmun. Blackmun would win approval in the U.S. Senate with a 94-0 vote and would serve until 1994.
- Stephen Stills of Crosby, Stills and Nash broke his wrist in an auto accident.
- Creedence Clearwater Revival made their UK concert debut with two concerts at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
- Former baseball pitcher Steve Avery was born on this day. Avery had a great start to his career with the Atlanta Braves in the early 1990’s- he was a part of that great Braves starting pitching staff with future Hall of Famers- Greg Maddux, John Smoltz and Tom Glavine- but after a few strong seasons began to fade at the age of 24-he was out of baseball by the age of 30.