Carson Time Capsule... Friday, October 23rd.


In the capsule today…

We find “The David Letterman Show” making its debut in the morning on NBC. Letterman's humor does not go over well with a morning audience, and the show is canceled after four months. David’s late night show would come two years later.

We find a Pennsylvania Lottery scandal known as the “Triple Six Fix.” All of the lottery balls were weighted in the 3-digit “Daily Number Game,” except those numbered 4 and 6. Unusual betting patterns alerted authorities to the crime.

And we find a song by Queen going to number one on the charts. Freddie Mercury wrote “A Crazy Little Thing Called Love” while taking a bubble bath in his room at the Munich Hilton. The head of Queen's road crew recalled "He emerged, wrapped in a towel, I handed him the guitar, and he worked out the chords there and then.”

What is the year? (answer below).

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The year... 1980!