Thursday, February 08, 2007

Charles Augustus Lindbergh-Overview

Lindbergh, Charles Augustus (1902-1974), an American aviator, made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean on May 20-21, 1927.

The significance of that historical date is the fact that George Charles Klimsack was born on May 22nd or he would have been named Charles George Klimsack. His Aunt was dating a man named George, so the family blessed that union with the honor of having one of CBS's great cameramen named for this neo-uncle.

This page wonders if this uncle achieved any notoriety that exceeds that which George acquired as an eminent cameraman. George in his time can lay claim to being a part of all the great CBS shows that carried such names as the Super Bowl, the Augusta Golf series, the trip to China with President Nixon, and the list would encompass the panoply of great shows.

We welcome George to the Octogenarian club that believes life starts again at eighty.

Any others?

Tony Cucurullo