This Day in History: Dec 3, 1967: First human heart transplant
On December 3, 1967, 53-year-old Lewis Washkansky receives the first human heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. Washkansky, a South African grocer dying from chronic heart disease, received the transplant from Denise Darvall, a 25-year-old woman who was fatally injured in a car accident. Surgeon Christiaan Barnard, who trained at the University of Cape Town and in the United States, performed the revolutionary medical operation. The technique Barnard…
3 Arts Theatre, Plumstead 1969.
Going there in '69 was a 'jaw dropping experience'...Parking attendants,imposing foyer,plush carpeting,great acoustics and 3000 seater auditorium...........C.T. has never seen something like this.Some of the Stars I saw there; Tom Jones,Engelbert Humperdink,Rolf Harris, Lucille Starr and Suzi Quattro...unforgettable!