'The Day After' Airs On TV On This Date In 1983

Today in 1962, USSR agreed to remove bombers from Cuba, and the US agreed to lift the blockade.

Today in 1967, the Census Clock at the Commerce Department ticked past 200-million.

Today in 1969, Apollo 12’s astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean made the second landing on the moon.

Today in 1983, ABC aired the film, “The Day After,” which depicted nuclear war in the US and what the aftermath would be like. It was watched by over 100-million people.

Today in 1984, 35 years and 11 months after the very first McDonald's hamburger was sold, the 50-billionth burger was made by Edward Rensi, the president of Mickey D's. The milestone was celebrated at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.

Today in 1993, the United States Senate ended a filibuster against the Brady Bill, which imposed a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases, and passed it by a vote of 63-to-36; the Senate also approved legislation implementing the North American Free Trade Agreement, 61-to-38.

Today in 2006, News Corporation bowed to pressure and killed O.J. Simpson's planned book, “If I Did It,” in which he “speculates how he would have killed his ex-wife” if, of course, he had killed her – as well as the two-part FOX special promoting it.

Today in 2014, nearly five-million illegal migrants in the United States had the threat of deportation deferred, after President Barack Obama announced sweeping immigration changes made by executive action. The lack of action by the Democrat-controlled Congress in that aftermath is what’s led to the current fight over the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).

Today in 2015, according to data published in journal "Sciences Advances," more than half of all trees in Amazon forest at risk of extinction.

Today in 2019, US Ambassador Gordon Sondland testified in impeachment inquiry that “We followed the president’s orders.” and that “everyone was in the loop” over Ukraine dealings.


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