Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Thursday, August 11, 2022
1972 Priscilla Presley filed for divorce after five years, two months and 10 days of marriage to Elvis.
1984 President Reagan joked during a voice test for a paid political radio address that he has “signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.” It put Russia on ‘high alert’ for 30 minutes.
1992 The Mall of America, the biggest shopping mall in the country, opened in Bloomington, Minnesota.
1984 Ray Parker JR. started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with the theme from the film ‘Ghostbusters’. Parker had been a session guitarist for Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye and was accused of plagiarizing the melody from the Huey Lewis and the News song ‘I Want a New Drug’, resulting in Lewis suing Parker, the pair settled out of court in 1985.
Notable Birthdays today:
Actor Chris Hemsworth aka ‘THOR’ 38
Hulk Hogan aka Terry Bollea 69
Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak 72
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