Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
June 22nd

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431*Council of Ephesus (3rd ecumenical council) opens.Ref: 5
816*Stephen IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 5
1377*(or 23rd) Richard, the son of Edward the Black Prince, and grandson of Edward III, becomes King Richard II.Ref: 62
1559*In England, Queen Elizabeth's Prayer Book was issued. During her 45-year reign, Elizabeth I rejected the Catholic faith, adopting instead the Thirty-Nine Articles of the Anglican Church.Ref: 5
1750*Clergyman Jonathan Edwards was dismissed from his Congregational pulpit in Northampton, MA, after serving there 23 years. Maintaining his ultra- conservative theology, Edwards had grown to become administratively too inflexible for his congregation.Ref: 5
1770*A new nonimportation association is signed by burgesses and merchants in Williamsburg. 
1772*Slavery is outlawed in England.Ref: 2
1775*First Continental currency issued ($3,000,000).Ref: 5
1776*Aaron Burr becomes an aide-de-camp to General Putnam. Ref 
1815*Paris: Napoleon abdicates again, Louis XVIII is restored to throne. (XDG, p 4A, 6/22/2000)Ref: 83
1848*Barnburners (anti-slavery) party nominates Martin Van Buren for President.Ref: 5
1851*Fire destroys part of SF.Ref: 5
1865 The society known today as the Palestine Exploration Fund (PEF) was first organized. Its purpose is to provide information about the archaeology, the history and the people of the Holy Land.Ref: 5
1868*Arkansas is readmitted to the Union after the Civil War.Ref: 70
1870*Congress created the Department of JusticeRef: 5
1870*Scholars began translation work on the English Revised Version of the Bible. Released in 1881, the ERV became the textual basis for the American Standard Version (ASV), first published in the United States in 1901.Ref: 5
1873*Prince Edward Island joins Canada.Ref: 5
1874*Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, of Macon, Missouri, finds science of osteopathy.Ref: 5
1876*General Alfred Terry sends Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer to the Rosebud and Little Bighorn rivers to search for Indian villages.Ref: 2
1911*George V is crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey.Ref: 5
1921*The defense begins to present its case.Ref: 87
1922*The ‘helicopter' first displayed by Henry Adler Berliner of Maryland.Ref: 10
1930*Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. born.Ref: 87
1931*(Scottsboro Boys) Executions are stayed pending appeal to Alabama Supreme Court.Ref: 87
1932*In response to the Lindbergh kidnapping case and other high profile kidnappings, Congress passed the Federal Kidnaping Act. The act gave the BOI authority to investigate kidnappings that were perpetrated across state borders.Ref: 14
1933*Bonnie and Clyde rob the Alma TX State Bank.Ref: 52
1933*(Scottsboro Boys) Judge Horton sets aside Haywood Patterson's conviction and grants a new trial.Ref: 87
1933*Hitler bans political parties in Germany other than the Nazis.Ref: 2
1933 Social Democrat Party suppressed in Germany.Ref: 10
1934*Dillinger is officially named Public Enemy No. 1.Ref: 42
1936*Virgin Islands receives a constution from US (Organic Act).Ref: 5
1946*Jet airplanes were used to transport mail for the first time.Ref: 4
1947*12" rain in 42 mins (Holt, MO).Ref: 5
1954*Congress passes revised organic act for Virgin Islands.Ref: 5
1957*Kansas City stops using streetcars in its transit systemRef: 5
1962*The last B-52H, the 8th and final version of the intercontinental bomber rolls off the assembly line. 
1963*US and Soviet Union signed an agreement to establish hot lineRef: 62
1964*(Mississippi Burning) The FBI begins its investigation into the disappearance of the three civil rights workers. Joseph Sullivan is appointed to head the investigation.Ref: 87
1969*A burning oil slick on the Cuyahoga River attracts national attention. 
1970*President Nixon signed a measure lowering the voting age to 18.Ref: 5
1977*Former AG John Mitchell starts 19 months in Alabama prison.Ref: 5
1978*Neo-Nazis call off plans to march in Jewish community of Skokie, Ill.Ref: 5
1981 Abolhassan Bani-Sadr, president of Iran, impeached and he flees to Paris where he sets up the National Resistance Council to try to overthrow KhomeiniRef: 62
1982*Manhattan institutes bus-only lanes.Ref: 5
1982*Prince Chuck & Lady Di take Prince William home from hospital.Ref: 5
1990 Checkpoint Charles, between East and West Berlin was dismantledRef: 62
1990*Florida passes a law prohibits wearing a throng bathing suit.Ref: 5
1991*An estimated 200,000 Albanians turned out in the capital Tirana to cheer visiting US Secretary of State James Baker.Ref: 64
1991*Underwater volcano, Mount Didicas, erupts in PhillipinesRef: 5
1992*The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that hate-crime laws that ban cross-burning and similar expressions of racial bias violated free-speech rights.Ref: 70
1995*Riot police in Hakodate, Japan storm a hijacked jumbo jet, freeing all 364 people aboad and capturing the lone hijacker. (XDG, p 4A, 6/22/2000)Ref: 83
1995 Nigeria's former military ruler Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo and his chief deputy are charged with conspiracy to overthrow Gen. Sami Abacha's military government.Ref: 2
1996 At their first summit in six years, Arab leaders meeting in Cairo, Egypt, urged Israel to prove its commitment to peace by resuming negotiations without delay.Ref: 64
1998*CompUSA announced that it was buying Computer City from Tandy for $275 million. Tandy was selling the sickly chain as part of a turnaround it had started the previous year. Tandy president Leonard Roberts said, “Computer City was a losing operation for the company. The sale will allow us to completely focus on Radio Shack at a time when profits are at an all-time high.”Ref: 4
1999*The US Supreme Court rules that the Americans With Disabilities Act does not extend to people with poor eyesight or other correctable conditions. (XDG, p 4A, 6/22/2000)Ref: 83
2000*Independent Counsel Robert Ray ended his investigation of the 1993 firings in the White House travel office, issuing no indictments but saying he'd found "substantial evidence" that First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton (news - web sites) played a role in the dismissals.Ref: 64
2002*(Elizabeth Smart) Transient Brett Michael Edmunds, seen in the neighborhood the week of Elizabeth's disappearance, is questioned by police in a West Virginia hospital. Edmunds turns out to know nothing of the disappearance. (USA Today, p 3A, 3/13/2003)Ref: 13
1611*English explorer Henry Hudson, his son and several other people were set adrift in present-day Hudson Bay by mutineers.Ref: 70
1675*Royal Greenwich Observatory established in England by Charles II.Ref: 5
1808*Zebulon Pike reaches his peak.Ref: 5
1832*J.I. Howe patented the pin machine, better known as a pinmaker.Ref: 4
1847*The doughnut is invented.Ref: 5
1881*Bright comet with fan shaped tail observed over London for a couple of daysRef: 62
1910*German bacteriologist Paul Ehrlich announces a definitive cure for syphilis.Ref: 2
1910*First airship with passengers sets afloat-Zeppelin Deutscheland.Ref: 5
1959*Vanguard SLV-6 launched for Earth orbit (failed).Ref: 5
1973*Skylab astronauts splash down safely in the Pacific after a record 28 days in space.Ref: 2
1978*James Christy's discovery of Pluto's moon Charon announced.Ref: 5
1983*First time a satellite is retrieved from orbit by Space Shuttle.Ref: 5
1497*Antitax insurrection in Cornwall suppressed at Blackheath.Ref: 5
1558*The French take the French town of Thioville from the English.Ref: 2
1679*Monmouth defeats The Covenanters at Bothwell Brig in Scotland.Ref: 62
1807*The crew of the British man-of-war Leopold fired upon and boarded the US frigate Chesapeake. James Barron, the commander of the Chesapeake was convicted following a court-martial. The reason for the court-martial: Barron was not prepared for action. This incident, along with a few others, led to the War of 1812. A little side fact: Stephen Decatur, a judge in the court-martial, was killed in a duel some eight years after the war. The winner of the duel was James Barron.Ref: 4
1864*Confederate General A. P. Hill turns back a Federal flanking movement at the Weldon Railroad near Petersburg, Virginia.Ref: 2
1865*Last shot of Civil War fired by CSS Shenandoah in Bering SeaRef: 62
1915*Austro-German forces occupy Lemberg on the Eastern Front as the Russians retreat.Ref: 2
1925 France and Spain agree to join forces against Abd el Krim in Morocco.Ref: 2
1940*In Canada, Royal Assent is given to the National Resources Mobilization Act, putting Canadians and their property at the disposal of the Crown. All males over age 16 are required to register for national service. 
1940*During World War II, Adolf Hitler gained a stunning victory as France was forced to sign an armistice eight days after German forces overran Paris.Ref: 5
1941*Germany attacks Soviet Union as Operation Barbarossa begins.Ref: 35
1941*Finland invades Karelia.Ref: 5
1942*A Japanese submarine shells a military depot at Fort Stevens, Oregon. It was the first attack by a foreign power on a continental U.S. military installation since the War of 1812.Ref: 37
1942*V-Mail, or Victory-Mail, was sent for the first time. V-Mail used a special paper for letter writing during WWII. It was designed to reduce cargo space taken up by mail sent to and from members of the armed services. The letters written on this special paper were opened at the post office, censored and reduced in size by photography. One roll of film contained 1600 letters.Ref: 4
1944*Operation Bagration begins (the Soviet summer offensive).Ref: 36
1944*President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the GI Bill of Rights, authorizing a broad package of benefits for World War II veterans.Ref: 70
1945*The World War II battle for Okinawa ended; 12,520 Americans and 110,000 Japanese were killed in the 81-day campaign.Ref: 70
1956 The battle for Algiers begins as three buildings in Casbah are blown up.Ref: 2
1980 The Soviet Union announces a partial withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan.Ref: 2
1989 The government of Angola and the anti-Communist rebels of the UNITA movement agreed to a formal truce in their 14-year-old civil war.Ref: 70
1889*Louisville Colonels set ML baseball record with 26th consecutive loss.Ref: 5
1909*The first transcontinental auto race ended in Seattle, WA.Ref: 4
1915*Jack Britton outpoints Mike Glover in Boston MA to win the welterweight boxing champtionship.Ref: 97
1925*Max Carey gets two hits in one inning twice (1st & 8th) as the Pirates beat the Cardinals, 24-6.Ref: 1
1930*Babe Ruth ties a major league record by hitting five homers in two games and six homers in three games. The Yankee outfielder hit three homers in the nightcap of a doubleheader yesterday, two homers in today's opener and one more in the today's second game.Ref: 1
1936*Jersey Joe Walcott outpoints Phil Johnson in a non-title heavyweight boxing match.Ref: 97
1936 Harry Froboess dives 110 m from airship into Bodensee & survives.Ref: 5
1937*Joe Louis defeats Jim Braddock in an 8 round bout in Comiskey Park, Chicago, to win the Heavyweight Boxing title. (Louis retires undefeated in 1949, and comes out of retirement in 1950 to fight Ezzard Charles.)Ref: 97
1938*Heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis KOs Max Schmeling in the first round of their rematch at Yankee Stadium.Ref: 97
1939 (Long Island) The first US water-ski tournament was held at Jones Beach, on Long Island, NY.Ref: 4
1944*Longest shut out in Phillies history, Phils beat Braves 1-0 in 15 inn Boston Brave Jim Tobin 2nd no-hitter of yr beats Phils, 7-0 in 5 inn.Ref: 5
1947*After pitching a no-hitter four days ago against the Reds, Ewell Blackwell loses his chance for a second consecutive no-hitter with one out in the ninth against the Dodgers.Ref: 1
1949*Ezzard Charles defeats Jersey Joe Walcott in an 8 round bout to win the heavyweight boxing title recently vacated by the retirement of Joe Louis.Ref: 97
1958*Game in KC between A's & Red Sox delayed 29 minutes due to tornado.Ref: 5
1959 Eddie Lubanski rolled 24 consecutive strikes -- two perfect games back-to-back -- in a bowling tournament in Miami, FL.Ref: 4
1959*Most Phillies strike out in a game (16 by Sandy Koufax).Ref: 5
1961*Ernie Banks of the Chicago Cubs, plays the last of 717 consecutive games. ("The 1999 ESPN Sports Almanac") 
1962*Oriole first baseman Boog Powell becomes first player homer over the center field hedge at Memorial Stadium as he goes deep off Red Sox Don Schwall who gives up the 469-foot shot.Ref: 1
1977*After a 31-31 start, Texas Ranger manager Frank Lucchesi is replaced as manager by Eddie Stanky, who guides the club to a 10-8 win over Minnesota but steps down after just one game.Ref: 86
1979*Larry Holmes retains the WBC heavyweight boxing title against Mike Weaver at Madison Square Garden when the referee stops the fight in the 12th round.Ref: 97
1979*Pro Football Researchers Association founded at Canton, Ohio.Ref: 5
1980 Jim King begins riding Miracle Strip Roller coaster 368 hours.Ref: 5
1981*John McEnroe exhibites a disgraceful act of misbehavior at Wimbeldon.Ref: 5
1982*Phillie Pete Rose moves into second place for career hits passing Hank Aaron with his 3,772 hit. The historic hit is a third inning double off of Cardinal hurler John Stuper.Ref: 1
1983*NHL institutes a 5 minute sudden death overtime period.Ref: 5
1984*A prominent local businessman, Carl Pohlad, stepped forward and signed an agreement in principle to purchase the Minnesota Twins from Griffith and his sister, Mrs. Thelma Griffith Haynes, and keep the Twins in Minnesota.Ref: 86
1987*Tom Seaver retires after 3rd try with NY Mets.Ref: 5
1990*The last-place Atlanta Braves fired manager Russ Nixon and replaced him with GM Bobby Cox, who last managed Toronto in 1985. Good move. Cox led the Braves to a dramatic worst-to-first turnaround, the first of its kind in the National League. In the World Series his team lost to the (also) resurgent Minnesota Twins. Cox was name AP Manager of the Year (the first manager to be so named in both leagues). The Braves followed 1991 with NL East championships in 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, and 1997, becoming the first team to win division titles in six straight completed seasons. Those division titles also let to NL pennants, except for 1993 and 1997.Ref: 4
1990*Longest game in Toronto, Yanks beat Blue Jays 8-7 in 15 inns.Ref: 5
1993*White Sox backstop Carlton Fisk surpasses Bob Boone catching his 2,226 game to become the all-time leader.Ref: 1
1994*Hitting his 31st home run of the season, Ken Griffey Jr. breaks Babe Ruth's record for most homers before July 1. Although the Yankee slugger needed only 63 games to reach 30 homers in 1928 and 68 games in 1930, Junior accomplishes the feat in the Mariners' 70th game of the season.Ref: 1
1998*Two Major League teams from Florida compete for the first time at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg with the Florida Marlins defeating the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 3-2 in 12 innings. Two days later, the clubs meet in South Florida. Overall, the Marlins win three of the four games.Ref: 86
2001*In a move to shore up the bullpen, the Cleveland Indians dealt Steve Karsay and Steve Reed to the Braves for left-handed closer John Rocker.Ref: 86
2002*Commissioner Bud Selig decides to postpone the scheduled game between St. Louis and the Cubs when pitcher Darryl Kile is found dead in his Chicago hotel room. The 33-year old Cardinal pitcher is found dead in his Chicago hotel room apparently dying from natural causes as no signs of forced entry or foul play are found.Ref: 1
1342*Fiction: Bilbo Baggins returns to his home at Bag End, (Shire Reconning).Ref: 5
1849*Stephen C. Massett opens at the courthouse as the first professional entertainer, using the (allegedly) only piano in California.Ref: 62
1933*Max Fleischer promoted Lillian Friedman to be the first woman animator in American theatrical films.Ref: 73
1939*Bing Crosby and Connee Boswell joined in song to perform An Apple for the Teacher, on Decca Records.Ref: 4
1952*The US Olympic Fund increased by $1,000,000, thanks to a nationwide, 14-1/2 hour telethon that starred Bing Crosby and Bob Hope.Ref: 4
1959*The Battle of New Orleans, by Johnny Horton, started week number four at the top of the nation’s music Tunedex. The song was number one for a total of six weeks. It was Horton’s only number one record and million-seller. He had big hits, however, with movie music: Sink the Bismarck and North to Alaska (from the film by the same title, starring John Wayne) -- both in 1960. Horton, from Tyler, TX, married Billie Jean Jones, Hank Williams’ widow. Tragically, Johnny Horton was killed in a car crash on November 5, 1960.Ref: 4
1961*Beatles record Aint She Sweet, Cry for a Shadow, When the Saints Go Marching In, Why, Nobody's Child & My Bonnie, in Hamburg.Ref: 5
1963*Fingertips - Pt 2, by Little Stevie Wonder, was released. It became Wonder’s first number one single on August 10th. Wonder had 46 hits on the pop and R&B music charts between 1963 and 1987. Eight of those hits made it to number one.Ref: 4
1964*The United States Supreme Court voted that Henry Miller’s controversial book, Tropic of Cancer, could not be banned.Ref: 4
1964*Barbra Joan Streisand signed a 10-year contract with CBS-TV worth about $200,000 a year. Both CBS and NBC had been bidding for Streisand’s talents.Ref: 4
1968*Herb Alpert used his voice and his trumpet to run to the top of the pop music charts. This Guy’s in Love with You became the most popular song in the nation this day. It would rule the top of the pop music world for four weeks. It was the only vocal by Alpert to make the charts, though his solo instrumentals with The Tijuana Brass scored lots of hits. Alpert performed on 19 charted hits through 1987.Ref: 4
1969*Aretha Franklin arrested in Detroit for creating a disturbance.Ref: 5
1970*The Walt Disney Archives are established and charged with recording and preserving the history of Disney. (Ref: "Disney, The First 100 Years", 1999, ISBN 0-7868-6442-7) 
1970*Mike Dann resigned as senior vice-president of CBS to join the Children’s Television Workshop, the Sesame Street people. Dann became the first major commercial TV industry leader to join forces with a non-commercial operation such as the CTW.Ref: 4
1973*George Harrison releases "Living in the Material World".Ref: 5
1977*Walt Disney's "The Rescuers" released.Ref: 5
1985 People magazine had an interesting story in the week’s issue. It took a death count in Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo flick, finding that there were 44 people killed directly. The wizards at People figured out that this was an average of one body biting the Rambo dust every 2.1 minutes. There were also 70 explosions that killed an undetermined number of people, according to the magazine.Ref: 4
1988*Disney's "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"opens;to gross over $150 million.Ref: 10
1989 Batman, the movie, opened in US theatres. Michael Keaton plays the big guy (Batman) and Batman’s real-life self, Bruce Wayne. Jack Nicholson is at his evil best as the Joker aka former crime enforcer Jack Napier. And Kim Basinger is Vicky Vale, photo journalist on a quest to unmask the batman person. Billy Dee Williams, Jack Palance and an all-star cast made this first Batman flick a hit. It did $42.71 million at the box office the first weekend.Ref: 4
1990*Billy Joel performs a concert at Yankee Stadium.Ref: 5
1992*CBS This Morning co-host Paula Zahn announced, “Making headlines this morning: Bill Clinton comes up with a plan for the economy. Tax the rich, cut the deficit, and help just about everyone else.” Very similar to the Robin Hood system, wasn’t it?Ref: 4
1757*George Vancouver, surveyed Pacific coast from SF to Vancouver I, is born.Ref: 5
1805 Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian propagandist and revolutionary, is born.Ref: 70
1837*Paul Charles Murphy, the first American International Chess Master, is born.Ref: 72
1856*H. Rider Haggard, English novelist, author of "King Solomon's Mines", is born.Ref: 62
1858*Giacomo Puccini Italy, operatic composer (Madama Butterfly), is born.Ref: 5
1859*Frank Heino Damrosch author/musician/teacher (found Inst of Music), is born.Ref: 5
1871*William McDougall, English-born American psychologistRef: 70
1887*Sir Julian Huxley, London, biologist/philosopher, Darwin's Bulldog, is born.Ref: 5
1896*Francis C Denebrink US Naval officer (WW I, WW II, Korea), is born.Ref: 5
1897*Erich Maria Remarque, German-born American novelist, is bornRef: 62
1898*Erich Maria Remarque novelist (All Quiet on the Western Front), is born.Ref: 5
1900*Jennie Tourel [Jennie Davidson], St Petersburg Russia, mezzo-soprano, is born.Ref: 5
1901*Jack Whiting Phila Pa, actor/singer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), is born.Ref: 5
1903*‘King’ Carl (Owen) Hubbell ‘The Meal Ticket’, baseball pitcher who mastered the screwball, elected to baseball hall of fame 1947, was bornRef: 5
1903*John Dillinger one of America's Most Wanted, is born.Ref: 5
1906*Billy Wilder movie director (Some Like It Hot, Apartment, Stalag 17), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Richard Fanshawe England, equestion 3 day event (Olympic-bronze-1936), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Anne Morrow Lindbergh aviator, author: Gift from the Sea; married to Charles; mother of kidnapped Charles Jr.; is born.Ref: 4
1909*Michael Todd (Avrom Hirsch Goldbogen) producer: OK!, Around the World in 80 Days; developed [w/American Optical Company] Todd-AO system using 65mm cine cameras at 30 fps and wide angle photgraphy [approx 150 degrees]; 3rd husband of Elizabeth Taylor; is born.Ref: 68
1909*Mary Livingstone (Sadye Marks) actress: The Jack Benny Show; married to Jack Benny; is born.Ref: 4
1910*Konrad Zuse, German inventor of the Z3 computer (the first binary computer), is born in Berlin.Ref: 62
1910*John Hunt, English mountaineer, explorer and army officer, is born.Ref: 70
1910*Jennie Tourel Montreal Canada, mezzo-soprano (Met Opera 1943-47), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Katherine Dunham US, dancer/choreographer/anthropologist, is born.Ref: 5
1910*Sir Peter Pears Farnham England, tenor (Death in Venice), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Paul Frees Chicago Ill, animation voice (Bullwinkle), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Joseph Papp (Papirofsky) Pulitzer Prize-winning [3] producer; also winner of 28 Tony awards and 6 NY Critics Circle Awards; over 400 productions including: Hair, A Chorus Line, Two Gentlemen of Verona, That Championship Season; is born.Ref: 4
1921*Joseph Papp, theater director and producer, founder of the New York Public Theatre and Shakespeare-in-the-Park, is born.Ref: 2
1921*Gower Champion, choreographer (42nd Street), is born.Ref: 17
1922*Bill Blass Ft Wayne Ind, fashion designer (Nancy Reagan), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Orson Bean Burlington Vt, comedian (I Got a Secret, To Tell the Truth), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Ralph Waite actor (Last Summer, Cool Hand Luke, 5 Easy Piece), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Roy Drusky DJ, songwriter: Alone with You, Country Girl, Anymore; singer: Three Hearts in a Tangle, Peel Me a Nanner, Another, Yes Mr. Peters [w/Priscilla Mitchell]; films: The Golden Guitar, Forty-Acre Feud, is born.Ref: 4
1933*Diane Feinstein (Goldman) politician: (Mayor-D-SF, Sen-D-CA), is born.Ref: 4
1934*Russ (Russell Henry) Snyder baseball: KC Athletics, Baltimore Orioles [World Series: 1966], Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Milwaukee Brewers, is born.Ref: 4
1936*Singer Kris Kristofferson is born. (XDG, p 4A, 6/22/2000)Ref: 83
1941*CBS News correspondent Ed Bradley is born. (XDG, p 4A, 6/22/2000)Ref: 83
1941*Michael Lerner actor: Radioland Murders, Omen 4: The Awakening, Barton Fink, Eight Men Out, The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Candidate, is born.Ref: 4
1941*Barry Serafin news reporter: ABC NewsRef: 4
1943*Jimmy Castor NYC, rocker (Troglodyte), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Peter Asher London, singer (Peter & Gordon-World Without Love), is born.Ref: 68
1944*Klaus Maria Brandauer actor: The Russia House, Quo Vadis, Out of Africa, Kindergarten, Never Say Never Again, The Salzburg Connection, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Michael Obst German FR, coxsman (Olympic-gold-1960), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Andrew Rubin New Bedford Mass, actor (Police Academy), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Bobby Douglass football: Chicago Bears QB: record: most yards rushing by a quarterback in a season [968 yards in 1972], is born.Ref: 4
1947*David L Lander Bkln NY, actor (Squiggy-Laverne & Shirley), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Don Henley drummer/singer (Eagles, Boys of Summer), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Howard Kaylan rocker (The Turtles-Happy Together, Eleanor), is born.Ref: 5
1948*‘Pistol’ Pete Maravich basketball: New Orleans Jazz; NCAA Div. I Individual Record: total points scored [1,381], field goal points [522] in a season [1970]: Louisiana State; is born.Ref: 4
1948*Todd Rundgren rock singer (Hello it's Me, Bang on the Drum All Day), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Meryl Streep, actress, is born in Summit, New Jersey. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1949*Alan Osmond singer: group: The Osmonds/The Osmond Brothers, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Lindsay Wagner LA Ca, actress (Bionic Woman, Paper Chase, Nighthawks), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Murphy Cross Harve de Grace Md, actress (Phyl & Mikhy, Perfect), is born.Ref: 5
1952*-Actor Graham Greene is born.Ref: 64
1953*Cyndi Lauper (Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper) is born.Ref: 4
1954*Freddie Prinze (Preutzel) comedian, actor: Chico and the Man; is born.Ref: 4
1954*Chris Lemmon actor (Brothers & Sisters, Richard-Duet), is born.Ref: 5
1956*-Actor Tim Russ ( of "Star Trek: Voyager") is born.Ref: 64
1956*Green Gartside singer: group: Scritti Politti: LPs: Anomie & Bonhomie, Cupid & Psyche 85, Provision, Songs To Remember, is born.Ref: 4
1956*Derek Forbes rocker (Simple Minds-Water Front), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Gary Beers musician: bass, singer: group: INXS: Just Keep Walking, The One Thing, Original Sin, Melting in the Sun, This Time, is born.Ref: 4
1958*Bruce Campbell actor: The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., Tornado!, The Hudsucker Proxy, Army of Darkness, Sundown, Maniac Cop series, Evil Dead series, is born.Ref: 4
1960*Tracy (Jo) Pollan actress: Family Ties, A Stranger Among Us; married to actor Michael J. Fox, is born.Ref: 4
1960*Colleen Devine San Gabriel Cal, actress (Irreconcilable Differences), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Jimmy Somerville musician: keyboards, singer: groups: The Committee, Communards: You are My World, Don’t Leave Me This Way; Bronski Beat: Smalltown Boy, Why, It Ain’t Necessarily So, I Feel Love, is born.Ref: 4
1962*Clyde Drexler ‘The Glide’: basketball: Univ of Houston [1980s Phi Slamma Jamma team], Portland Trailblazers, Houston Rockets, is born.Ref: 4
1962*Ruby Turner rocker (No Where to Run), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Anne-Marie Ruddock rocker (Amazulu-Excitable), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Amy Brenneman actress: Judging Amy, N.Y.P.D. Blue, Middle Ages, Fear, Heat, Casper, Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her, is born.Ref: 4
1964*Kevin Sargeant rocker (Thrashing Doves-Reprobate's Hymm), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Tommy Cunningham rocker (Wet Wet Wet-Wishing I Was), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Darrell Armstrong basketball: Fayetteville State Univ, Orlando Magic, is born.Ref: 4
1968*Paula Irvine Hollywood Calif, actress (Lily Blake-Santa Barbara), is born.Ref: 5
1101 King Roger I Sicily dies.Ref: 10
1276*(date uncertain) Pope Innocent V dies.Ref: 69
1527*Niccolo Machiavelli philosopher, writer: The Prince; dies.Ref: 68
1535 Saint John Fisher dies.Ref: 10
1791*Catharine Macaulay, English historian and radical political writer, dies at age 60.Ref: 70
1846*Benjamin Robert Haydon, English historical painter/writer, dies at age 60.Ref: 70
1874*Howard Staunton world chess champion, designer of chess pieces, dies.Ref: 5
1918*Circus train rammed by troop train kills 68 (Ivanhoe Illinois)Ref: 5
1922*Violence erupted during a coal-mine strike at Herrin, Illinois. Thirty-six were killed, 21 of them non-union miners.Ref: 59
1922*Field Marshal Sir Henry H Wilson murdered in London.Ref: 5
1928*Roald Amundson, explorer, discoverer of the South Pole is lost at sea while flying rescue mission to airship Italia stranded in the arctic.Ref: 4
1954*Karl Taylor Compton, physicist/atomic bomb scientist, president of M. I. T. (1930-48), dies at age 66.Ref: 70
1954*Don Hollenbeck newscaster (CBS Weekend News), dies at 49.Ref: 5
1955*Wyllis Cooper TV narrator (Volume One), dies at 56.Ref: 5
1956*Walter de la Mare English poet/author (Behold the Dreamer), dies at 43.Ref: 68
1961*Betty Elder actress (Annie Get Your Gun), dies.Ref: 5
1965*David O. (Oliver) Selznick producer: King Kong, A Star Is Born, The Prisoner of Zenda, Gone with the Wind, Duel in the Sun, The Third Man, A Farewell to Arms; dies.Ref: 4
1969*Judy Garland (Frances Ethel Gumm) singer: Over the Rainbow, The Trolley Song, You Made Me Love You, The Man that Got Away; actress: The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St. Louis, A Star is Born, Easter Parade, The Harvey Girls, Judgment at Nuremberg; mother of Liza Minnelli and Lorna & Joey Luft; dies in London at age 47.Ref: 4
1974 Darius Milhaud dies.Ref: 10
1979*Emory Parnell St Paul Minn, actor (Life of Riley), dies at 85.Ref: 5
1979 Julius Sommer dies of heart failure, buried in Dayton Ohio.Ref: 5
1981*2 Habash terrorists attack a travel agency in Greece killing 2.Ref: 5
1981*Mark David Chapman pleads guilty to killing John Lennon.Ref: 5
1982*Alan Webb actor, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1983*Pat Nixon (Ryan) former U.S. First Lady: Married to 37th U.S. President Richard M. Nixon; dies.Ref: 4
1984*Joseph Losey director, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1987*Fred Astaire (Frederick Austerlitz), American dancer and actor, dies at age 88.Ref: 4
1988*Dennis Day (Eugene Denis McNulty) singer: Mam’selle, Danny Boy, Clancy Lowered the Boom; actor: The Jack Benny Show, The RCA Victor Show, The Dennis Day Show, The Powers Girl, I’ll Get By, Golden Girl; dies of Lou Gehrigs disease at 71.Ref: 4
1989*Lee Quencey Calhoun, hurdler: National Track & Field Hall of Fame, Olympic Hall of Fame: the only Olympic athlete to win 110-meter hurdles twice; died June 22, 1989Ref: 4
1991*Kevin O'Connor actor (Bogie), dies of cancer at 56Ref: 5
1992*M. F. K. Fisher, American food essayist and novelist, dies at age 83.Ref: 70
1993*Pat Nixon (Ryan), former U.S. First Lady married to 37th U.S. President Richard M. Nixon, dies in Park Ridge, N.J., at age 81.Ref: 4
1993*Bubba (John Melvin) Phillips baseball: Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox [World Series: 1959], Cleveland Indians; dies.Ref: 5
1996*Flamboyant lawyer, defender of Jack Ruby, Melvin Belli dies at age 88. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
2000*The state of TX executed Gary Graham for the 1981 killing of a man in a holdup outside a Houston supermarket; Graham insisted to the end that he was innocent. (TWA, 2001)Ref: 95
2002*Ann Landers (Esther Pauline Friedman) advice columnist; twin sister of Abigail Van Buren, dies.Ref: 5

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