Monday, November 20, 2023

New York Times July 23, 1969

 The astronauts aren't even home yet, but they are already turning into old news, making up barely half of the front page.

One effect of the moon landing was clogging up the phone lines. Easy to forget how difficult it could be sometimes to make a phone call, especially international.
Nobody knew what exotic moon-germs the astronauts would bring back, meaning they would have to spend their first days back on Earth in quarantine.
Looks like that big Woodstock festival might go on after all.
First ever All-Star Game rainout. Lots of fun reading here.
In just a few paragraphs - Reggie Jackson, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, Willie McCovey, Roberto Clemente. . .
In-depth profile of Jackson who was the biggest thing in baseball at the time, making a run at the single-season HR mark.
Meanwhile, in pre-season football, the pro debut of a young Cowboys quarterback named Roger Staubach. Great photo.



  1. Wow. There's so much history on those pages. What a day for the news!

  2. Some awesome history in that newspaper. As much as I love baseball... and space... I think the coolest article is the one Woodstock.

  3. I sure hope those kids get their concert :)