October 14, 2003

56 Years Ago Today...

U.S. Air Force pilot Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier. He was flying a Bell X-1 in California.

Bonus points if you know what character General Yeager played in the movie The Right Stuff.

Posted by Jennifer at October 14, 2003 05:45 AM


He played Fred the bartender. It was a stunning performance.

Posted by: Jim at October 14, 2003 05:16 AM

And all this time I thought he played Glennis.

Posted by: Pete at October 14, 2003 06:53 AM

He was the door to door AC/Delco salesman.
IIRC he sold a defective oxygen tank heater to Tom Hanks & Kevin Bacon.

Posted by: Brent at October 14, 2003 02:10 PM