On This Day – 16th September

Posted on: Wed 16 Sep 2020

On This Day;

In 1979 at 2:00am, two East German families successfully crossed the border to West Germany – via a homemade hot air balloon. Three balloons were made, with the final leading to a successful 25 minute voyage of 8 people.

In 1977, Marc Bolan – heading home from Mortons club and restaurant with Gloria Jones – died in a car accident, leaving behind a great glam-rock legacy that continues to inspire artists.

Producer Leon Bishop joins Breakfast’s Tom Mann and Zoe Kounadis to elaborate about these events in history.

Produced by Leon Bishop

Image sourced: Pikist


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