Hans Remembers- Saturday April 18, 1970- 50 Years Ago.

Apollo 13 Crew Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom | NASA

  • Yesterday the three Apollo 13 astronauts made it home from their aborted trip to the Moon- today they were presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Richard Milhous Nixon in a ceremony in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Mr. Nixon told the three astronauts – Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert- ” You did not reach the Moon but you reached the hearts of millions of people on Earth by what you did.”

Former Saints Offensive Tackle Willie Roaf in Hall of Fame ...

  • Born on this day- future Pro Football Hall Of Famer and College Football Hall of Famer- Willie Roaf. Roaf an offensive tackle played his college ball at Louisiana Tech and was an 11 time Pro Bowl player in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints 1993-2001 and the Kansas City Chiefs from 2002-2005. He was an All-Decade player for both the 1990’s and 2000’s. He was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012.

Nolan Ryan fondly remembers time as a Met on 1969 World Series ...

  • A future Baseball Hall of Famer- had one of his first great games- Nolan Ryan of the New York Mets struck out 15 and gave up only one hit- against the Philadelphia Phillies at Shea Stadium. Ryan pitched the first complete game shutout of his career. Ryan would go on to pitch in the major leagues for 27 seasons- win 324 games and pitch a record seven No-Hitters.

Saad Hariri may once again become Lebanese prime minister ...

  • Prime Minister Saad Hariri of Lebanon was born on this day. Hariri was Prime Minister from 2009-2011 and again from 2016 to the present. He was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia- his father Rafic Hariri was also a Prime Minister of Lebanon.

Heike Friedrich - Wikipedia

  • Also born on this day- Heike Friedrich -an East German swimmer who held the women’s record for the 200 m freestyle from 1986-1994 and won two gold medals in the 1988 Summer Olympics.