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In Remembrance of Wade Lee Braschuk

23 September, 1957 ~ 23 May, 2010
Pitt Meadows, BC, Canada

The Life and Times of Wade Lee Braschuk

1957 - Russia Launches Sputnik - Little Rock Nine integrate Arkansas High School - Leave it to Beaver premiers on CBS - Stanle... Read more >
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The Life and Times of Wade Lee Braschuk

1957 - Russia Launches Sputnik - Little Rock Nine integrate Arkansas High School - Leave it to Beaver premiers on CBS - Stanley Cup Montreal Canadians - World Series Milwaukee Braves

****September 23, 1957 Wade Braschuk is born in Port Alberni General Hospital to the parents of Joe and May Braschuk. He is brought home to Great Central Lake to meet his sisters and brothers Linda, Trudy and Clay.

1958 Billboard debuts its Hot 100 chart #1 Poor Little Fool" Ricky Nelson - Elvis Presley is inducted into the US Army - Stanley Cup Montreal Canadians - World Series NY Yankees

****September 23, 1958 Wade celebrates his first birthday in ____________

1959 Cuban President Batista resigns and flees - Fidel Castro assumes power - Dalai Lama escapes to India - Alaska and Hawaii become 49th and 50th states - Stanley Cup Montreal Canadians - World Series LA Dodgers

1960 American U-2 spy plane shot down over Russia - John F. Kenney defeats Richard Nixon - Alfred Hitchcock "Psycho" - Stanley Cup Montreal Canadians - World Series Pittsburgh

1961 Germany erects the Berlin Wall between East and West - Anti-Castro exiles invade Cuba at the Bay of Pigs - USSR detonates 50-megaton hydrogen bomb - Patsy Cline "I Fall to Pieces" "Crazy" - Stanley Cup Chicago - World Series NY Yankees

1962 Cuban Missile Crisis - Kennedy orders Cuban blockade Russia backs down - Cuba releases 1113 prisoners of 1961 invasion attempt - Marilyn Monroe dies at 36 - Stanley Cup Toronto - World Series NY Yankees

1963 Martin Luther King delivers "I have a dream" - President Kenndey shot in Dallas - Beatlemania hits the UK - Stanley Cup Toronto - World Series LA Dodgers

1964 Nelson Mandela sentenced to life imprisonment - Three civil rights workers killed in Mississipii - China detonates its first atomic bomb - Bob Dylan, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane - Peyton Place premieres on ABC - Beatles appear on Ed Sullivan Show - Stanley Cup Toronto - World Series St Louis Cardinals

1965 Over 190,000 US soldiers in Vietnam - Malcom X shot in Harlem - Sound of Music, Dr. Zhivago - Record of the year "The Girl from Ipanema" - Stanley Cup Montreal Canadians - World Series LA Dodgers

1966 India suffers the worst famine in 20 years - First Star Trek episode - The Pill is declared safe for human use - Stanley Cup Montreal Canadians - World Series Baltimore

1967 Racile violence Detroit, Harlem, Rochester, Birmingham - Six Day War Ends - Debut of Rolling Stone and New York Magazine - The Graduate, Bonnie and Clyde, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Cool Hand Luke, In the Heat of the Night - Sergent Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band - Stanley Cup Toronto - World Series St Louis Cardinals

1968 Martin Luther King shot in Memphis - President Lydon Johnson will not seek renomination - Robert F Kennedy shot in Los Angeles - Vietnamese launch Tet Offensive - American soldiers massacure 347 civilians at My Lai - Hair opens on Broadway - 5th Demension "Up, Up and Away" - Apollo 8 first to orbit the moon - Stanley Cup Montreal Canadians - World Series Detroit

1969 Apollo 11 First Walk on the Moon - Woodstock - Midnight Cowboy, Easy Rider, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid - Nixon begins Vietnamization in SE Asia - Stanley Cup Montreal Canadians - World Series NY Mets

1970 US troop invade Cambodia, Four students killed at Kent State, Egypt Nasser dies and replaced by Anwar el-Sadat - Beatles breakup - Janice Joplin and Jimi Hendrix die - Mash, Patton, Love Story, Airport - IBM introduces the floppy disk - Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In, Blood, Sweat and Tears - Stanley Cup Boston - World Series Baltimore

1971 Major General Idi Amin siezes power of Uganda - Busing of Students ordered "Racial Desigregration" - Jim Morrision dies at 27 - All in the Family debuts on CBS - Simon and Garfunkel "Bridge over Troubled Waters" - Clockwork Orange, The Last Picture Show, Fiddler on the Roof, French Connection - Intel introduces the microprocessor - Stanley Cup Montreal Canadians - World Series Pittsburgh

1972 Eleven Israeli athletes shot at Munich Olympic Games - Nixon orders Christmas bombing of North Vietnam - Britian takes direct control over Northern Ireland - Watergate - Gloria Steinem's MS magazine debuts - MASH debuts on CBS - The Godfather, Deliverance, Cabaret - Carole King Tapestry - Electronic mail is introduced - "Pong " the first video game -Apollo XVII the last manned moon landing - Stanley Cup Boston - World Series Oakland

1973 US bombing of Cambodia end after 12 years of combat activity - Chile's Marxist president Salvadore Allende overthrown General Augusto Pinochet takes power - OPEC hikes oil prices in retaliation for Western countries involvement in Yom Kippur War - American Graffiti, The Exorcist, Last Tango in Paris, The Harder They Come - The Concert from Bangla Desh, Roberta Flack "The First Time I Saw Your Face" - Skylab space station launched - Stanley Cup Montreal Canadidans - World Series Oakland

1974 Patrica Hearst 19 kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army - Richard Nixon announces he will resign with full pardon - Mikhail Baryshnikow defects to join American Ballet - Godfather PartII, Chinatown, Blazing Saddles, Towering Inferno - Patti Smith "Hey Joe" - Stanley Cup Philadelphia - World Series Oakland

1975 Pol Pot and Khmer Rouge take over Cambodia - Saigon surrendered as Americans are evacuated ending the Vietnam war - Apollo and Soyuz link up in space - President Ford escapes assassination attempts - Saturday Night Live premiers on NBC - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Jaws, Dog Day Afernoon- VCRs and VHS are developed - Stanley Cup Philadelphia - World Series Cincinnati

1976 Jimmy Carter elected US President - Rocky, Taxi Driver, Network, All the Presidents Men - Viking lands on Mars - US Navy tests Tomahawk Cruise Missile - Air France and British Airways begin regularly scheduled commercial supersonic transport -
Captian & Tennille "Love will Keep us Together" Paul Simon "Still Crazy after all These Years" - Stanley Cup Montreal Canadians - World Series Cincinnati

1977 Carter pardons Vietnam draft evaders - Roots, Starwars,Saturday Night Fever, Annie Hall, Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Elvis Presley 42 dies at Graceland - Stevie Wonder "Songs in the Key of Life" - Stanley Cup Montreal Canadians - World Series NY Yankees

1978 Jim Jones mass suicide in Jonestown Guyana -Sony introduces the Walkman - The Deer Hunter, Midnight Express, Heaven can Wait, Coming Home - Eagles "Hotel California", Fleetwood Mac "Rumors" - Stanley Cup Montreal Canadians - World Series NY Yankees

1979 Shah leaves Iran and the Ayatoolah Ruhollah Khomeini take over - Collapse of the Pol Pot regime - Margaret Thatcher bcomes Brish prime minister - Sandinistas form government in Nicaragua - Iran militants seize Teheran's US embassy and holds hostages - Soviet invasion of Afghanistan - Three Mile Island nuclear plant accident - Anthrax spores accidently release at Soviet bioweapons facility - Apocalypse Now, All That Jazz, Kramer vs Kramer, Breaking Away - Billy Joel "Just the Way you Are", Bee Gees "Saturday Night Fever", Sugar Hill Gang "Rappers Delight" - Stanley Cup Montreal Canadians - World Series Pittsburgh

1980 Six US Embassy aides escape Iran with Canadian help- 8 year Iran-Iraq War begins - Ronald Reagan elected US President - John Lennon shot in New York - Ted Turner launches CNN - Doobie Brothers "What a Fool Believes" - Raging Bull, Ordinary People, Coal Miners Daughter, The Elephant Man - Stanley Cup NY Islanders - World Series Philadelphia

1981 Fifty two hostages held since 1979 freed from Teheran - Pope John Paul II wounded by gunman - Anwar el-Sadat assassinated in Cairo - President Reagan wounded by gunman - MTV goes onair with around the clock music video's - Pacman mania - AIDS are first identified - IBM introduces it first PC running MS-DOS - 236 mph Europes first high speed train - Christopher Cross "Sailing" - Raiders of the Lost Ark, Chariots of Fire, On Golden Pond, Reds, Atlantic City - Stanley Cup NY Islanders - World Series LA Dodgers

1982 Isreal invades Lebanon is attack on PLO - British defeat Argentina in Falklands War - Michael Jackson releases "Thriller" Kim Carnes "Bette Davis Eyes - John Belushi dies - ET, Tootsie, Gandhi, The Verdict - Stanely Cup NY Islanders - World Series St Louis Cardinals

1983 Ferdinand Marcos is assassinated in Manila - South Korean 747 jetline shotdown as it strays into Soviet airspace is shot down - US invades Grenada - Challenger space shuttle - US admits shielding Nazi Klaus Barbie wanted for war crimes in France - Karen Carpenter dies 32 of anorexia - "Crack" cocaine developed in the Bahamas - The Big Chill, Terms of Endearment, The Right Stuff - Toto "Rosanna" - Stanley Cup NY Islanders - World Series Baltimore

1984 Toxic gas leaks from Union Carbide in Bhopal, India - Indira Gandhi assassinated by Sikh bodyguards - Indian army occupies Sikh Golden Temple - Soviet Union withdraws from US summer Olympic Games - President Reagan re-elected - Band Aid releases "Do They Know it's Christmas" - Cosby Show debutes on NBC - Apple introduces Macintosh PC - Sting "Every Breath you Take", Michael Jackson "Beat It" - Amadeus, The Killing Fields, Passage to India - Stanley Cup Edmonton - World Series Detroit

1985 Soviet leader Chernenko dies and replaced by Mikhail Gorbachev Shi'ite Muslim capture TWA airliner - PLO terrists hijack Italian cruise ship - Terrorist seize Egyptian 737 airliner after takeoff from Athens - Madonna launches "Virgin Tour" - Rock Hudson 59 dies of AIDS - Live Aid Concerts for African famine victims - Hole in the earth's ozone lay over Antartica - Kiss of the Spider Woman, Out of Africa, Prizzi's Honor, Color Purple - Coca Cola attempts to change it's 99 year formula - Tina Turner "What's Love Got to Do With It", Lionel Richie "Can't Slow Down" - Stanley Cup Edmonton - World Series Kanas City

1986 President Ferdinand Marcos flees Phillipines Corazon Aquino succeeds him - Major nuclear accident at Soviet Union's Chernobyl power station - Challenger explodes killing 7 aboard - Oprah Winfrey hits national TV - Platoon, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Color of Money, The Mission - Phil Collings "No Jacket Required" - USA for Africa "We are the World" -
Stanley Cup Montreal - World Series NY Mets

1987 Iragi missiles kill 37 in attack on US Stark Hussein apologizes - Margrate Thatcher wins third term - Reagan says Iran arms-Contra policy went astray and accepts responsiblity - AZT aproved for treatment of AIDS - Richard Branson & Per Lindstrand make first transatlantic hot-air balloon flight Virgin Altantic Flyer - Steve Winwood "Higher Love" Paul Simon "Graceland" - Stanley Cup Edmonton - World Series Minnesota

1988 US and Canada reach free trade agreement NFTA - PanAm 747 exploeds over Lockerbie - US Navy shoots down Iranian airliner in Persian Gulf - Rain Man, Mississippii Burning, Bull Durham, Fish Called Wanda - U2 "Joshua Tree" - Stanley Cup Edmonton - World Series LA Dodgers

1989 Chinese students take over Beijings Tiananmen Square - Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini declares The Satanic Verses offensive Salman Rushdie sentenced to death - Mikhail S Gobachey Soviet President - Berlin Wall opened to the West - US troops invade Panama capture Manuel Noriega - Romanian President Ceausescu and wife executed -Exxon Valdez sends 11 million gals of crude into Alaska's Prince William Sound - Oliver North convicted in Iran-Contra affair - San Franciso Bay earthquake - Glory, Born on the 4th of July, Field of Dreams - Voyager 2 speeds past Neptune - George Mitchell "Faith" Bobby McFerrin "Don't Worry Be Happy" - Stanely Cup Calgary - World Series Oakland

1990 South Africa frees Nelson Mandela - Iraqi troops invade Kuwait - John Major defeats Margaret Thatcher - US Appeal court overturns Oliver North' Iran-Contra conviction - Hubble Space Telescope is launched -Simpson's debuts on Fox - Seinfeld debuts on NBC - Milli Vanilli admits Lipsynching - Dances with Wolves, Goodfellas, Reversal of Fortune, Driving Miss Daisy - Bette Midler "Wind Beneath My Wings" Bonnie Rait "Nick of Time" - Stanley Cup Edmonton - World Series Cincinnati

1991 Persian Gulf War ends - Warsaw Pact disolved -Anita Hill accusses Judge Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment - Pee Wee Herman is arrested for indecent exposure - Nivana "Smells Like Teen Spirit" of the grunge movement - Silence of the Lambs, JFK, Thelma & Louise, Beauty and the Beast - Phil Collins "Another Day in Paradise" Quincy Jones "Back on the Block" - Stanley Cup Pittsburgh - World Series Minnesota

1992 Bush and Yeltsin proclaim end to Cold War - Nmauel Noriega sentenced 40 years on drug charges - Rodney King beating - Bill Clinton elected President - Compact discs surpass cassette tape sales - Unforgiven, The Crying Game, The Player, Glengarry Glen Ross, Howards End - Natie Cole "Unforgettable" - Stanley Cup Pittsburgh - World Series Toronto

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