Category Archives: 1970s

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)

Serial killer Ted Bundy murders two FSU students 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 15 1978)


Video: 'Ted Bundy : Serial Killer Documentary' (Jan. 15, 1978, at 23:13)

(Sunday, January 15, 1978, at approximately 2:45-3:00 a.m. EST) — Serial killer Ted Bundy, having escaped from a jail in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, on Dec. 30, 1977, entered Florida State University’s Chi Omega sorority house early this morning in Tallahassee, Florida, and brutally murdered two students: Margaret Bowman, 21, and Lisa Levy, 20. Continue reading Serial killer Ted Bundy murders two FSU students 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 15 1978)

‘You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)’ by Rod Stewart peaks at #4 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 14 1978)

(Saturday, January 14, 1978)“You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)” by Rod Stewart peaked at #4 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for three weeks. Continue reading ‘You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)’ by Rod Stewart peaks at #4 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 14 1978)

Former U.S. Vice President Hubert Humphrey dies 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 13 1978)


Video: ‘1/14/1978: Hubert Humphrey Dies’

(Friday, January 13, 1978, 9:25 p.m. CST)Hubert Humphrey, the 38th Vice President of the United States from 1965 to 1969, during the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson, and the 1968 Democratic presidential nominee, died tonight of bladder cancer at his home in Waverly, Minnesota. Continue reading Former U.S. Vice President Hubert Humphrey dies 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 13 1978)