Its May the 18th and back in 1937 3 NZ nurses were detained on their way to the Spanish Civil War René Shadbolt, Isobel Dodds and Millicent Sharples. were recruited by the New Zealand Spanish Medical Aid Committee (SMAC),On the day they were to leave Auckland they were summoned to the Central Police Station where they were interrogated for three hours . . The nurses were eventually released in time to board their ship, the Awatea, but SMAC was outraged. They wrote to the government demanding an explanation and an inquiry into the matter. Neither was forthcoming, although Police Minister Peter Fraser – a family friend of Dodds – eventually admitted that the government had over-reacted.
1953: The first woman to fly faster than the speed of sound, Jacqueline Cochran, piloted an F-86 Sabrejet over California at an average speed of 652.3 miles-an-hour.
1955: England’s fast-food invasion began with the opening in London of the first Wimpy Bar.
Country singer George Strait turns 60;
writer-comedian Tina Feywho did those great sendups of Sarah Palin is 42;
singer-actress Martika whose biggest hit was “One Tin Soldier” is blowing out 43 candles;
1959: Johnny Hortons “The Battle of New Orleans” hit #1 on Billboards country chart and stayed there for 10 weeks.
Another of those endless surveys says that people with a higher education tend to live longer. Mostly because they know they need the extra time to pay off those damn student loans.
Did you read that Greeks withdrew $894 Million in one day on a run on the banks. Financial experts were shocked. Greek banks had $894 Million?
And hold your breath I am about to drop some names Angelina Jolie bought Brad Pitt a $1.6 Million helicopter and flying lessons to go with it. Apparently when you have six kids a car just doesn’t cut it to get them all to school on time.
Robert Roest one of the Blokes behind the Bridgecorp scam has been sentenced to six and half years in jail, well he certainly wont be coming home to roost for a while:) we can guanrantee that, and and he had better look out for those big “roosters” behinds those prison bars
And thats it for today oh faithful listeners and dont forget tonight its “The Kinks live in Concert ‘in our Friday night Live show and before that all your favourite 60s oldies in the 60s at 6 ,so keep it on your web browesr at www.theflea.co.nz, or on your radio in Devonport and the eastern Suburbs at 88.2fm or at 107.1fm on The North Shore of Auckland and dont forget to send the Love