“Raiders of the Lost Ark” Opened On This Date In 1981
It’s the movie Hollywood was born to make, and was born making. It has buried treasures and Nazi villains, poison darts and mystical wraiths, damsels in distress and Arabian swordsmen, snake pits, submarines, booby-trapped jungle caverns, Himalayan taverns, Egyptian bazaars and an archaeologist hero with the grit of Bogart, the dash of Gable and the fearlessness of Superman. It’s called “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and it’s about as pure an example of the Hollywood summer movie as anything since “Jaws” and “Star Wars.”
Newsweek June 15, 1981
On This Date In 1980, Mount St. Helens Goes Boom
With a blast as powerful as the largest hydrogen bomb ever tested, Washington’s 9,677-foot Mount St. Helens blew its top last week — the first eruption of a volcano in the contiquous United States in more than 60 years and by far the most destructive. At least 18 people died and 88 more were missing in the devastated moonscape of the mountain itself.
Newsweek June 2, 1980