On This Day 28 January
Posted on: Tue 28 Jan 2020
On this day;
In 1896, the very first speeding fine was issued to Walter Arnold by a policeman on a bicycle in East Peckham, England. Arnold was driving 8 miles per hour in his Mercedes Benz, putting him well over the 2 miles per hour speed limit.
In 1912, the highly influential American abstract expressionist painter Jackson Pollock, was born in Wyoming. His works would continue to inspire the art world after his death in 1956.
In 1968, members of The Who and The Small Faces were escorted from their plane departing Adelaide airport for drunk and drunken disorderly conduct. Also Stevie Wonder released the single ‘My Cherie Amour’.
Breakfast producer Leon Bishop joins Radio Adelaide’s Tom Mann and Zoe Kounadis to elaborate on these events in history.
Produced by Leon Bishop
Image sourced: Kae Yen Wong (CC BY-SA 2.0)