35 years ago this month, Heaven Bound had a top ten hit with the Jeff Gibson penned, “Canaanland Is Just In Sight”. From the 1981 recording, Thinkin’ ‘Bout Home, the, now classic, song found a home at #3 on the Southern Gospel radio singles chart.
- Gato Del Sol wins the 108th Kentucky Derby.
- IBM releases PC-DOS version 1.1.
- Pulitzer prize was awarded to John Updike.
- Chicago Cubs won their 8,000th game.
- Pope John Paul II was the first reigning pope to visit Great Britain since 1531.