Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Monday, Dec. 05, 2022
1933 Prohibition was repealed when Utah becomes the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment giving it the necessary 75% of states needed to enact it.
1952 The Great Killer Smog of London. A temperature inversion combined with windless conditions trapped a layer of airborne pollutants to form a thick layer of smog over the city that lasted until December 9.
It is estimated that about 12,000 people died and 100,000 more were made ill by the smog’s effects on the lungs.
Most of the smog particles were from coal-burning fireplaces.
1973 Paul McCartney and Wings released “Band On The Run,” his fifth album since his departure from The Beatles. Two hit singles from the album – ‘Jet’ and ‘Band on the Run’ made it McCartney’s most successful album. The majority of Band on the Run was recorded at EMI’s studio in Lagos, Nigeria, as McCartney wanted to make an album in an exotic location. McCartney went into the studio with just his wife Linda and Denny Laine, doubling on drums, percussion and most of the lead guitar parts himself as well as bass.
Notable Birthdays today:
Actor Frankie Muniz 36
Actress Morgan Brittany 70
Singer Jim Messina 74
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