Daily Archives: January 16, 2018

First female and black astronaut candidates selected 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 16 1978)


Video: 'SYND 17 1 78 NASA CHOSE WOMEN ASTRONAUT'

(Monday, January 16, 1978, 1:00 p.m. EST) — Officials of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) today named 35 new candidates to be astronauts in the space shuttle program, including Sally Ride, who became America’s first woman in space, and Guion Bluford, who became America’s first black astronaut in space. Continue reading First female and black astronaut candidates selected 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 16 1978)

Jimmy ‘The Greek’ Snyder fired for racial remarks 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 16 1988)


Video: 'Jimmy The Greek Ruins His Career'

(Saturday, January 16, 1988)Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder was dismissed by CBS Sports today, one day after the veteran commentator made derogatory racial comments about athletes. Continue reading Jimmy ‘The Greek’ Snyder fired for racial remarks 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 16 1988)