HANS REMEMBERS- FRIDAY OCTOBER 2, 1970- 50 YEARS AGO

Wichita State football team plane crashed in Colorado 49 years ago

Hans Remembers= Friday October 2, 1970- 50 Years Ago.

  • Another plane crash- this time a chartered airplane carrying 14 members of the Wichita State University football team and head coach Ben Wilson. The group had been traveling to play against Utah State University in a game scheduled for the next afternoon.
  • Pink Floyd’s album Atom Heart Mother which became their first number one album in the UK was released on this day. They still hadn’t caught on in the US- where it peaked at #55.
  • Talk show host Kelly Ripa was born in Berlin, New Jersey.

4 responses to “HANS REMEMBERS- FRIDAY OCTOBER 2, 1970- 50 YEARS AGO

  1. It’s been a day of emotion here in Wichita. Thank you for including the plane crash. I was a little kid in eastern Kansas, but I can still picture the newspaper headline that next morning, and the entire state being stunned.

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