TBT: October 1980, Lifeflight crashes, mosquitoes spread encephalitis and Jordache jeans are the rage

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October 13, 1980, Lifelfight crashes at Hermann Hospital injuring two (KTRK)

It's Throwback Thursday and that means we take a look at an old newscast from this day.

It was October 13th, 1980. Making the news was a Lifelight helicopter that crashed at the helipad at Hermann Hospital. Two people were injured.

The mosquito threat wasn't West Nile virus or Zika, it was St. Louis Encephalitis. An 86 year old woman from West University was believed to be latest victim of the deadly disease, five other cases were suspected.
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In 1980 the mosquito borne disease to worry about was St. Louis encephalitis

What was hot in 1980? Jordache Jeans!, here's a commercial from our newscast on that day.
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Jordache jeans commercial from 1980

KTRK recently digitized thousands of tapes from the 80's and 90's. If there is something you would like to see, let us know.

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