Hans Remembers- Tuesday July 28, 1970- 50 Years Ago.
- Mick Jagger made his acting debut in the movie Ned Kelly- a film about the legendary Australian outlaw. The film debuted in Kelly’s hometown of Glenrowan.
- Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev who had disapproved of East Germany’s leader Walter Ulbricht’s effort to strengthen trade relations with West Germany- called in East German Security Affairs Secretary Erich Honecker to Moscow-and directed him to work at removing Ulbricht from office. Honecker would spend the next nine months working on this and the mission was accomplished on May 3, 1971 at a meeting of the Central Committee of East Germany’s Communist Party.
- President Richard Milhous Nixon signed a bill clearing the way for competing newspapers in 22 American cities to merge their operations with a waiver of antitrust laws where it was deemed by the U.S. Justice Department to be financially ailing.
- At NASA Thomas O. Paine who had directed the Apollo space program announced his surprise resignation from the agency effective on September 15th to return to work at the General Electric Company. Paine had traveled to the Western White House in San Clemente, California to see Nixon and announce his departure. The reason for leaving- cutbacks in the NASA budget.