On This Day – Doomed “Challenger” transcript released
ON THIS DATE - July 28th:
1986 - NASA releases transcript from doomed Challenger, pilot Michael Smith could be heard saying, "Uh-oh!" as spacecraft disintegrated. Space Shuttle Challenger was launched on January 28, 1986 and broke up 73 seconds after liftoff, claiming the lives of all on board including Christa McAuliffe, a teacher from New Hampshire, was was selected for the mission and was to teach lessons to space to schoolchildren around the country.
1994 - Texas Ranger Kenny Rogers pitches baseball's 14th perfect game
HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:
1866 - Beatrix Potter, England, children's author and illustrator ("The Tale of Peter Rabbit")
1929 - Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, NY, American 1st Lady (1961-63)
1945 - Jim Davis, Marion Indiana, cartoonist (Garfield)
1947 - Sally Struther, Portland Oregon, actress (Gloria-All in the Family)
1948 - Georgia Engel, Wash DC, actress (Georgette-Mary Tyler Moore Show)
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