40 Years Ago Today
prime time TV lineup* included Dr. Kildare, The Wild Wild West, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (in color!), Hogan's Heroes (in color!), Tarzan, The Time Tunnel (in color!), National All-Star Wrestling and the sports special "A Portrait of Willie Mays".
Michigan Governor George Romney (father of Mitt Romney), predicted military victory in Viet Nam, and "called for peace preparations that would allow the Viet Cong conditional participation in the political life of the country." Yes, he was preparing for a Presidential campaign run.
The weather was wild.
The deluge is over, the weatherman says. Except in Castro Valley, where a stray cloud produced a spectacular 25-minute combination hail storm and thunder-and-lightning show this morning. The cloud, surrounded by blue skies, dumped its contents then moved slowly away. (Oakland Tribune, April 7, 1967, p.1)(Did you notice, mom & dad?)
All in all, not a bad day to be born!
* Newspaper links are to ancestry.com, which requires a subscription. Sorry.