Hans Remembers- Friday August 28, 1970- 50 Years Ago.
- The King- Elvis Presley was in Las Vegas at a four week engagement at The International Hotel when a security guard received a phone call saying that Elvis would be shot during his last show. The caller demanded $50,000 to reveal the name of the potential killer. A menu was found later in the day in The King’s mail at the hotel with Elvis’s face destroyed and a gun drawn pointing to his heart. They of course took the treat seriously. Elvis performed without any incident. They should have just confiscated those atrocious jump suits. I think Las Vegas and those jump suits a bad career move for The King’s image.
- The United States made the first successful test of its multi-billion dollar Safeguard Program equipment with the Missile Site Radar near Nekoma, North Dakota guiding an anti-ballistic missile fired from the South Pacific Ocean, after detecting an intercontinental ballistic missile launched from California.