Yesterday was a ...
Wednesday 05 March 1997
Poor Day for Ray Charles, as "Hit the Road, Jack" failed to make the top 10 songs voted by motorists as best for driving to. The poll, run by the Autoglass company, was headed by John Denver's "Country Road", followed by "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen and Frank Sinatra's rendition of "New York, New York".
Disastrous Day for romance, as a 40-year-old Dutchman fell to his death from the roof of a building. He had been intending to serenade a woman who lived on the third floor.
Fatal Day for Larry Blanchfield, who was crushed to death as he tried to escape from the Delaware Correctional Center in a garbage truck. An officer commented that garbage is always compacted before it is driven through the prison gates.
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