Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Monday, Aug. 29, 2022
1896 Li Hongzhang, a diplomat from China, was visiting the city and hosting American guests for dinner. Rather than risk preparing authentic Chinese food for them, Hongzhang asked his chef to invent a dish that would appeal to both Chinese and American palates. Chop suey was born.
1967 The final episode of ‘The Fugitive’ starring David Janssen aired drawing a record 72% share of the prime-time TV audience.
1973 President Nixon was ordered by Judge John Sirica to turn over the so-called Watergate tapes of conversations secretly recorded in the Oval Office. Nixon refused the order.
1987 Los Lobos’ remake of Ritchie Valens’ 1958 hit “La Bamba” went to #1 on the Billboard pop chart. It spent three weeks there.
Notable Birthdays today:
Actress Lea Michele – ‘Glee’
Actress Beth Dover – “Orange is the new black” 44
Actress Rebecca De Mornay – “Risky Business” 63
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