Hans Remembers- Wednesday June 3, 1970- 50 Years Ago.
- Today he wouldn’t have to leave his house to do this but back on this day in 1970- Ray Davies of The Kinks- had to make a 6000 mile round trip from London to New York and back- just to change one word on an upcoming song. The song was “Lola”- and due to the advertising ban on BBC-Radio- the song wouldn’t be played with the words “Coca-Cola” in it- so he went to New York so it could be changed to “Cherry Cola.”
- President Richard Milhous Nixon gave a nationwide television and radio address- announcing that American troops would be pulled back out of Cambodia after the achievement of ‘all our major military objectives” and that half of the 31,000 U.S. troops in Cambodia had been returned to fight in South Vietnam.
- Adrian Conan Doyle the youngest son of Arthur Conan Doyle died at the age of 59 due to a heart attack. Adrian Conan Doyle who did much to promote his fathers work was described as a race car driver, big game hunter, explorer and writer- and also a spendthrift playboy.
- Hjalmar Schacht- German politician and financier who served as President of the Reichsband and as Adolf Hitler’s Minister of Economics from 1935-37 during German’s recovery from the worldwide economic recession died at the age of 93.