In 1951, NBC televised the first live sporting event seen coast-to-coast. The college football game between Duke and the University of Pittsburgh ended with a Duke victory, 19-14. The game was played at Pitt Stadium and was an attempt to see if live telecasts of a game would reduce attendance.
The 1967 Chevy Camaro went on sale in 1966. It was supposed to compete with the Ford Mustang as a “pony car” or a “muscle car.” The Camaro shared much of its heritage with the Pontiac Firebird, also introduced for 1967. Production ended in 2002, but a fifth generation Camaro was introduced in 2010. The first Camaros came in a standard, Super Sport, and Rally Sport editions. The largest engine available was a 427 cubic inch V8. Over 220,000 Camaros were sold in 1967. From 1982-1985 Camaros actually outsold Mustangs.
The Chicago Tylenol murders began in 1982 when a twelve-year-old-girl died after taking a capsule of Extra-Strength Tylenol. Seven deaths in all occurred in the Chicago area. The capsules had been laced with potassium cyanide. The case has never been solved and the $100,000 reward has never been claimed. The incidents led to a reform in the packaging of over-the-counter medicines. It is believed that the perpetrator took bottles of the drug from various stores, replaced the capsules with cyanide laced ones and returned them to different stores. Johnson & Johnson received favorable reviews for the way they handled the matter. The company issued a nationwide recall of 31 million bottles with a value of about $100 million. In November, the company reintroduced Tylenol with a new triple-sealed package.
1907 – Gene Autry, American singer and actor (d. 1998)
1913 – Stanley Kramer, American director and producer (d. 2001)
1935 – Jerry Lee Lewis, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1942 – Madeline Kahn, American actress and singer (d. 1999)
1943 – Lech Wałęsa, Polish politician, 2nd President of Poland, Nobel Prize laureate
1948 – Bryant Gumbel, American journalist and sportscaster
Larry Moskal began his career as a Social Studies teacher in 1971. He graduated from the University of Buffalo with degrees in history and education. Larry taught Social Studies for the Ken-Ton School system, a suburban school system north of Buffalo, New York until 2005, and then taught and was the Dean of Students at San Miguel High School in Tucson. At Ken-Ton, he pioneered several online courses for high school students. In the 1980s, he spent three years teaching in Colombia, South America and spent four years at Lewiston-Porter High School. He currently is the PowerSchool Administrator for San Miguel accomplishing his work over the Internet.