This Weekend on Casey Kasem's Top 40 Countdown - Blog - 89.9 The Wave
August 14, 2019 | by: kerri

This Weekend on Casey Kasem’s Top 40 Countdown

Saturday’s 80’s Countdown: AUGUST 21, 1982
8 am – noon

The first-ever draw of Lotto 6/49 happened in 1982. If you believe history has a way of repeating itself, the winning numbers in the first draw were 3-11-12-14-41 and 43 with the bonus number being 13. A recession hit Canada hard in 1982. While times were tough, artists like John Mellencamp and the Human League helped us escape



Sunday’s 70’s Countdown: AUGUST 21, 1971
8 am – 11 am

Census day in 1971 showed Canada’s population at 21.5 million people compared to today’s number of 37.2 million. Hurricane Beth hit Nova Scotia on August 16th. There were lots of comedy shows on TV including Flip Wilson, Carol Burnett, Mary Tyler Moore and the Sonny & Cher comedy hour. Music was diverse in the summer of 1971 with an anthem by Marvin Gaye and the guitar rock of Creedence Clearwater Revival.