Good News in History, July 2 – Good News Network

Good News in History, July 2 – Good News Network

40 years ago today, the comedy film Airplane! premiered. Written and directed by David and Jerry Zucker, along with Jim Abrahams, it won Golden Globe nominations and starred Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, and Peter Graves. A perfect parody of the disaster film genre—particularly the drama Airport 1975—Airplane! is … Read more

Good News in History, June 29 – Good News Network

Good News in History, June 29 – Good News Network

25 years ago today, the NASA Space Shuttle Atlantis kicked off a new era in international space cooperation by achieving the first docking with the Russian space station Mir. Beyond the Mir docking, the mission of Atlantis flight STS-71 included a series of spacewalks to reconfigure the station for docking … Read more

Good News in History, June 26 – Good News Network

Good News in History, June 26 – Good News Network

75 years ago today, the inspirational United Nations Charter was signed by 50 countries in San Francisco, a document that began with the following: “We the peoples of the United Nations, determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow … Read more

Good News in History, June 25 – Good News Network

Good News in History, June 25 – Good News Network

Happy Birthday to Carly Simon, who turns 75 today. The singer–songwriter-musician rose to fame in the 1970s and pumped out a string of both original hits—Anticipation, You Belong To Me, Haven’t Got Time for the Pain, The Right Thing to Do—and non-original hits including Nobody Does It Better, from the … Read more

Good News in History, June 24 – Good News Network

Good News in History, June 24 – Good News Network

140 years ago today, Canadians heard the first performance of O Canada, the song that would become the national anthem. Originally called “Chant national,” it was written in Québec City by Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier (words in French) and composed by Calixa Lavallée, who was apparently so excited when he completed … Read more