Lee Iacocca dies: Father of Mustang, rescuer of Chrysler was 94

Hans Remembers- Thursday December 10, 1970- 50 Years Ago.

  • Lee Iacocca is named new president of the Ford Motor Company by the U.S. automobile manufacturer’s board of directors. Iacocca had been one of the three members of a triumvirate that had managed the company since the firing of President Semon Knudsen on September 11, 1969. Iacocca had been credited with revitalizing Ford with the design and introduction of the Ford Mustang.
  • Country singer Kevin Sharp was born on this day in Redding, California. Sharp’s first single in 1996 “Nobody Knows” went to #1 on the Country Singles chart. He died at the age of 43 of surgical complications.

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