“Way Back When” for Tues. Jun. 29, 2021


Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Tuesday, June 29, 2021

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 1956 The highway act was signed, authorizing $33 billion for the construction of the U.S. interstate highway system.

1965 The first major U.S. ground offensive of the Viet Nam war began when 3,000 troops attacked 20 miles northeast of Saigon.

1972 The U.S. Supreme Court banned the death penalty, declaring it cruel and unusual punishment and therefore in violation of the 8th Amendment. It was overruled in 1976.


Music History:

1984 Bruce Springsteen kicked off the first leg of his Born in the USA Tour with a three night run at the Civic Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Springsteen would play a total of 156 shows ending on October 2, 1985 in Los Angeles.


Notable Birthdays today:

Sportscaster Dan Dierdorf 72

Congressman/Actor Fred Grandy 73

Actor Gary Busey 77






Credit to:

Thisdayinmusic.com and Thisdaytrivia.com