Hans Remembers- Thursday September 24, 1970- 50 Years Ago.
- The Odd Couple television series premiered tonight on ABC-TV starring Tony Randall and Jack Klugman as Felix Unger and Oscar Madison. The movie The Odd Couple in 1968 starred Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. The television show would last 5 seasons- it never cracked the Top 30 in the ratings but I always enjoyed the show.
- The Soviet Union’s Luna 16 returned to earth with about 3.6 ounces of lunar soil from the Mare Fecunditatis region of the Moon.
- Jordan’s new prime minister General Mohammad Daoud Al-Abbasi resigned along with the rest of his cabinet after only nine days in office.
- Ernie Pitts a 35 year old college football and Canadian Football League star as shot and killed by his wife during a domestic dispute in Denver. Pitts had arrived home in Denver after playing a game for his British Columbia Lions team earlier in the day.