This Weekend on Casey Kasem’s Top 40 Countdown
Saturday’s 80’s Countdown: JULY 16, 1983
8 am – noon
A miracle in the Canadian skies happened in July of 1983. An Air Canada 767 ran out of fuel and managed to make a landing at an abandoned airfield in Gimli, Manitoba. The event is still referred to as the Gimli Glider. Mario Brothers was first released by Nintendo. On the radio in July of 1983, Culture Club and David Bowie were in Casey’s Top 40 countdown.
Sunday’s 70’s Countdown: JULY 15, 1972
8 am – 11 am
In July of 1972 Elton John’s album Honky Chateau became his first number one album on the North American charts. This album included his hit song Rocket Man. New York City was in a crime wave with the city setting a single day record for murders in one day- 57. Casey Kasem was playing the Hollies and Alice Cooper in his Top 40 countdown this week in the summer of 1972.