Man on the Moon "Decade in a Day" 45 rpm Record

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2019.0025
Creators:
WWDC (Radio station : Washington, D.C.)
Dates:
July 20, 1969
Languages:
English
This collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.01 Cubic feet
One letter folder.
Repository:
This donation consists of one Man on the Moon "Decade in a Day" seven-inch 45 rpm vinyl record, with album cover.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This donation consists of one Man on the Moon "Decade in a Day" seven-inch 45 rpm vinyl record, with album cover. This recording captures the historical moment during the Senators-Yankees Game in Yankee Stadium on July 20, 1969.

Arrangement
Arrangement
No arrangement, just one item.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
On the evening of July 20, 1969, not everyone was focused on the Apollo 11 moon landing all the time. Many baseball fans were tuned in to radio broadcasts from Yankee stadium that night as the Yankees played the Washington Senators. At the moment of landing, broadcasters interrupted the game and switched over to the live feeds, unscripted and unedited, that they were receiving from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). When Eagle landed, and the stations switched back over to the game, it was announced in the stadium that Apollo 11 had landed on the Moon. The roar of the crowd, which then later breaks out into song in celebration, perfectly captures the mood of a nation, filled with pride in the accomplishment. In a stroke of marketing genius, WWDC Radio, and the Washington Senators, produced a commemorative 45 rpm record album that they gave away as a marketing gift that would forever associate their team and brand with the moment.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Patti Williams, 2020.
Author
Patti Williams
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Bud Keiser, Gift, 2019, NASM.2019.0025

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
Man on the Moon "Decade in a Day" 45 rpm Record, NASM.2019.0025, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Astronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Apollo 11 Flight Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Space flight to the moon Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
45 rpm records Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Baseball Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Washington Senators (Baseball team : 1901-1960) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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