September 30, 2010 07:54 PM
September 30, 1985 wasn't all about politics for a change. It was on this day that French movie legend Simone Signoret passed away, leaving a rich legacy of unforgettable films. There were also Americans kidnapped in Beirut, violence in South Africa and the aftermath of Hurricane Gloria leaving most of Long Island without power. Mexico was recovering from a massive earthquake, the Stock Market decided to open a half hour earlier and toyed with the idea of staying open 24 hours a day. Ahead of his visit to France, Mikhail Gorbachev put forth a proposal for limiting nuclear weapons. And to top it all off, September 30th was the day a 19% tax increase on liquor went into effect.
Was nothing sacred?
Apparently not, twenty-five years ago this day.