The United States’ Space Shuttle program began as Columbia
embarked upon its first mission on this day in 1981.
Crew members from left: John W. Young and Bob Crippen.
David Michael Letterman is 70 years old today.
David Letterman worked as a weatherman for AM radio station WNTS and
anchored on Indianapolis television station WLWI.
Although he registered for the draft during the Vietnam War, he did not fight
because he received a draft lottery number 346 (out of 366).