Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
June 23rd

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964*Pope Benedict V is deposed.Ref: 69
1683*English Quaker William Penn signed his famous treaty with the Lenni Lenape Indians of Pennsylvania. Voltaire once remarked that it was the only treaty never sworn to, and never broken.Ref: 5
1700*Russia gives up its Black Sea fleet as part of a truce with the Ottoman Empire.Ref: 2
1772*Slavery is abolished in England.Ref: 62
1793*Reign of terror begins in France.Ref: 10
1810*John Jacob Astor organizes Pacific Fur Co (Astoria, Oregon).Ref: 5
1848*Adolphe Sax granted patent on his invention, the saxophone.Ref: 10
1848*A bloody insurrection of workers erupts in Paris.Ref: 2
1860*Congress establishes the Government Printing Office.Ref: 5
1860*US Secret Service created under Treasury Department.Ref: 5
1870*Australian bushranger and folk hero Edward "Ned" Kelly, aged fifteen, is again released from jail for a lack of evidence. He had been held "concerned in a highway robbery under arms with [bushranger Harry] Power" and the police had hoped that Ned would reveal something of the Power's whereabouts. He didn't. Ref 
1886*Bonaparte and Orleans families banished from France.Ref: 10
1888*Abolitionist Frederick Douglass receives one vote from the Kentucky delegation at the Republican convention in Chicago, effectively making him the first black candidate nominated for the U.S. presidency. (Benjamin Harrison ultimately wins the nomination.) (XDG, p 4A, 6/23/2000)Ref: 83
1892*The Democratic convention in Chicago nominates former President Grover Cleveland on the first ballot.Ref: 70
1897*(through the 30th) Mount Mayon, Philippines erupts.Ref: 81
1902 Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy renew the Triple Alliance for a 12-year duration.Ref: 2
1905*At Huffman Prairie, Greene County, OH, Orville Wright flies 272 feet in 9˝ seconds.Ref: 46
1925*(Sweet) An angry white mob forces Dr. Alexander Turner, a black doctor, from a home he had newly purchased in a previously all-white neighborhood of Detroit.Ref: 87
1925*Landslides create 3-mile long "Slide Lake" (Gros Ventre Wyoming).Ref: 5
1926*Philadelphia, PA hosted the first lipreading tournament in America.Ref: 4
1926*Judge Thayer denies the Medeiros motion.Ref: 87
1938*The Civil Aeronautics Authority was established.Ref: 5
1939*France turns over Sanjak of Alexandretta (the Hatay) to Turkey.Ref: 5
1944*Franklin Delano Roosevelt's last fireside chatRef: 62
1944*Thomas Mann becomes a US citizen.Ref: 5
1947*The Senate joined the House in overriding President Truman's veto of the Taft-Hartley Act; stops unions from closed shops and unconditional strike rights.Ref: 70
1949*First 12 women graduate from Harvard Medical School.Ref: 5
1951*British diplomats Guy Burgess & Donald Maclean flee to USSR.Ref: 5
1951*Most expensive US hailstorm ($1.5M crop damage & $14M property-Kansas).Ref: 5
1951*Soviet U.N. delegate Jacob Malik proposes cease-fire discussions in the Korean War.Ref: 2
1954*122ř F (50ř C), Overton, Nevada (state record).Ref: 5
1960*Cleon Turner finally found an entrance to what would become known as Crystal Onyx Cave. Turner had been searching for the place for 30 years. He and a friend found a promising location on the side of Pruitt’s Knob (Kentucky) on this day. They had been digging and digging and digging. Finally, with the help of a little dynamite, they created the new entrance.Ref: 4
1961 The Antarctic Treaty, signed by twelve nations in 1959, finally took effect on this day. The treaty guaranteed that the continent of Antarctica would be used for peaceful, scientific purposes only. The twelve original signers of the treaty were Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Chile, France, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States. Since that time, 28 other nations have signed on to the pact.Ref: 4
1961*USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 32,830 m.Ref: 5
1964*(Mississippi Burning) President Johnson meets with Attorney General Robert Kennedy and others to discuss an Administration response to the crisis in Mississippi.Ref: 87
1964*Henry Cabot Lodge resigns as the U.S. envoy to Vietnam and is succeeded by Maxwell Taylor.Ref: 2
1966*Civil Rights marchers in Mississippi are dispersed by tear gas.Ref: 2
1967*Thurgood Marshall was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court. He was the first black to sit on that high court.Ref: 4
1967*President Johnson and Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin held the first of two meetings in Glassboro, New Jersey. (XDG, p 4A, 6/23/2003)Ref: 83
1967*US Senate censures Thomas J Dodd (D-Ct) for misusing campaign funds.Ref: 5
1967*Paul VI issued the encyclical 'Sacerdotalis Caelibatus,' reaffirming the Catholic Church's requirement of celibacy with the priesthood.Ref: 5
1969*IBM unbundles softwareRef: 62
1969*Warren Burger is sworn in as chief justice of the United States, succeeding Earl Warren. also RefRef: 17
1970*Charles Rangel defeats Adam Clayton Powell in Democratic primary.Ref: 5
1972*Hurricane Agnes is costliest natural disaster in American history.Ref: 5
1972*President Richard Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman discussed a plan to use the CIA to obstruct the FBI's Watergate investigation.Ref: 70
1973*The last person drafted into the U.S. armed forces prior to the expiration of the Selective Service Act was Dwight Eliott Stone. Stone got the call from Uncle Sam on this day.Ref: 4
1973*A subpoena was served on Richard Nixon asking for the White House tapesRef: 62
1976*CCN Tower in Toronto, tallest free-standing structure (555 m) opens.Ref: 5
1982*-117ř F; All time low at the South Pole.Ref: 5
1982*Himmy, of Australia, weighs in at domestic cat record 20.7 kg (45 lb).Ref: 5
1986*Tip O'Neill refuses to let Reagan address HouseRef: 5
1989*The Supreme Court refused to shut down the "dial-a-porn" industry, ruling Congress had gone too far in passing a law banning all sexually-oriented phone message services.Ref: 6
1992*President George Bush awards Bill Gates the National Medal of Technology for Technological Achievement, at a White House Rose Garden ceremony. 
1992*John Gotti, convicted of racketeering charges, was sentenced in New York to life in prison.Ref: 70
1993*Lorena Bobbitt of Prince William County, VA, cut off her husband’s, uh, you know, with a butcher knife -- while he was sleeping. Police recovered the, uh, thingy, from the roadside where Lorena tossed it. It was surgically reattached to hubby John Wayne Bobbitt, who, by then, was wide awake. Lorena said that she chopped off John’s, uh, gizmo, because he had forced himself on her.Ref: 4
1993 After 8 years in attic isolation Dr. Andrew Wiles proves 350 year-old Fermat's Last Theorem.Ref: 10
1993*Canada ratifies the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). (XDG, p 4A, 6/23/2003)Ref: 83
1998*President Clinton reports that the discovery of traces of nerve gas on an Iraqi missile warhead gave the US new impetus to maintain UN sanctions against Baghdad. (XDG, p 4A, 6/23/2003)Ref: 83
1999*FBI personnel traveled to Kosovo to assist in the collection of evidence and the examination of forensic materials in support of the prosecution of Slobodan Milosevic and others before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.Ref: 14
2002 Rival groups of Protestants and Catholics clash on the streets of Belfast, Northern Ireland following a weekend of sporadic violence. (XDG, p 4A, 6/23/2003)Ref: 83
2002*Twenty-six North Korean asylum seekers left South Korean and Canadian diplomatic compounds bound for South Korea, ending a month-long standoff. (XDG, p 4A, 6/23/2003)Ref: 83
1784*First US balloon flight (13 year old Edward Warren).Ref: 5
1868*Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called a "Type-Writer."Ref: 70
1931*Aviators Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off from NY on the first round-the-world flight in a single-engine plane.Ref: 70
1757*Robert Clive defeats Indians at Plassey, wins control of Bengal.Ref: 5
1758*British and Hanoverian armies defeat the French at Krefeld in Germany.Ref: 2
1760 Austrian forces defeat the Prussians at Landshut, Germany.Ref: 2
1775*General Washington departs Philadelphia for Cambridge, Massachusetts. 
1862*"Stonewall" Jackson and Robert E. Lee meet for the first time in a secret meeting in Richmond to plan an attack on McClellan in advance of the Seven Days Battle.Ref: 23
1863*Confederate forces overwhelm a Union garrison at the Battle of Brasher City in Louisiana.Ref: 2
1865*Confederate General Stand Watie surrenders his army at Fort Towson, in the Oklahoma Territory, the last sizeable army in the Confederacy.Ref: 2
1884*A Chinese Army defeats the French at Bacle, Indochina.Ref: 2
1934 Italy gains the right to colonize Albania after defeating the country.Ref: 2
1940*Hitler tours Paris.Ref: 36
1944*In one of the largest air strikes of the war, the U.S. Fifteenth Air Force sends 761 bombers against the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania.Ref: 2
1945*Six US CG-4A and one CG-13 glider land at Camalaniugan Airstrip in Luzon, Philippines. 
1952*The U.S. Air Force bombs power plants on Yalu River, Korea.Ref: 2
1775 First regatta held on Thames, England.Ref: 5
1904 The first American motorboat race got underway on the Hudson River in New York.Ref: 4
1915*Yanks get record 16 walks & 3 wild pitches beat A's Bruno Hass, 15-0.Ref: 5
1917*Babe Ruth starts for Boston walking the Senators lead-off batter Ray Morgan. Ruth argues with the umpire, Brick Owens and is thrown out of the game. Ernie Shore comes in relief. Morgan is thrown out stealing. Shore retires the next 26 batters. Boston wins 4-0. Shore gets credit for a near-perfect game. (2003 Sports Illustrated Almanac, ISBN 1-929049-55-2) 
1917*Molla Bjurstedt wins the US Lawn Tennis Assn title.Ref: 5
1918*Boston Red Sox Dutch Leonard's 2nd no-hitter beats Tigers, 5-0Ref: 5
1927*Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in 11-4 victory over Red Sox.Ref: 5
1930*Chicago Cubs beat Philadelphia Phillies 21-8.Ref: 5
1930*In a 19-6 win over the Pirates, the Dodgers get twelve consecutive hits, including Babe Herman's two home runs.Ref: 1
1931*A young couple, who unknowingly would become the royal family of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, married today. Anne Bledsoe and William "Bill" Henry Getty France tied the knot. Together, they built NASCAR into the largest sactioning organization of auto racing in the world.Ref: 4
1946*The Cubs lose to the Giants, 15-10 despite back-to-back inside-the-park home runs by Eddie Waitkus and Marv Rickert.Ref: 1
1950*The game's 11th home run, a ninth inning game-winning home run by Hoot Evers, gives the Tigers a dramatic a 10-9 victory over the Yankees and sets the major league record for the most homers ever hit in a single game.Ref: 1
1956*The thoroughbred Swaps ran the 1-1/16 mile track at Hollywood Park, Inglewood, CA, in a blistering 1 minute, 39 seconds, setting a world record for thoroughbred race horses.Ref: 4
1961*Phillies overcome 9-0, losing 11-2 they score 4 in 8th & 6 in 9th.Ref: 5
1963*Julius Boros wins golf's US Open.Ref: 5
1963*Much to the dismay of Phillies' pitcher Dallas Green and commissioner Ford Frick, Met outfielder Jimmie Piersall runs around the bases backward to celebrate his 100th career home run.Ref: 1
1967*Jim Ryun sets mile record of 3 min, 51.1 sec (Bakersfield, CA).Ref: 5
1969*Joe Frazier beats Jerry Quarry for the heavyweight boxing title.Ref: 5
1970*Rocker Chubby Checker arrest for marijuana pocession.Ref: 5
1971*Rick Wise hits two home runs and drives in three runs as he faces only 28 batters and no-hits the Reds, 4-0 on 95 pitches. The Phillies' hurler will again hit two home runs in same game this season on August 28thRef: 1
1972*Pres Nixon signs act barring sex discrimination in college sports.Ref: 5
1973*For the fourth consecutive game that he pitches in the month of June, Phillies' hurler Ken Brett hits a home run.Ref: 1
1974*Sandra Haynie wins the LPGA byh 2 strokes over JoAnne Carner.Ref: 5
1977*Texas Rangers coach Connie Ryan takes over as interim manager.Ref: 86
1977*13th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 6-4.Ref: 5
1981*33-inning game ends, Pawtucket 3, Rochester 2.Ref: 5
1984*Chicago Cub Ryne Sandberg goes 5-for-6 and hits two late-inning game-tying home runs off St. Louis' Bruce Sutter in Cubs' 11-inning 12-11 win.Ref: 86
1985*Golfer Arnold Palmer won his first victory of the year by setting a senior record. Palmer won the Senior Tournament Players Championship by 11 strokes.Ref: 4
1985*Laffit Pncay Jr becomes the 2nd jockey to win $100 million.Ref: 5
1986*Steve Cruz outpoints Barry McGuigan for the featherweight boxing title at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas NV.Ref: 97
1988*Billy Martin is replaced as manager of the Yankees for the fifth and final time. Lou Piniella is named manager for the second time.Ref: 86
1988*Charlotte Hornets & Miami Heat begin their NBA expansion draft.Ref: 5
1993*In a game against the A's, Jay Banner becomes first Mariner to hit for the cycle.Ref: 1
1995*Los Angeles Raiders media release: “The Raiders organization has chosen to relocate to Oakland.” In a deju-vu-all-over-again kind of situation, Raiders owner Al Davis made the decision to take his team back to where it had come from. And the Raiders sued the NFL, claiming it forced the team to move by insisting that a second team be allowed to play at a new stadium Davis wanted to build at Hollywood Park in suburban Inglewood. Davis said the other team would have crippled his team financially when it came to selling luxury suites and building fan loyalty. He demanded more than $1 billion for the ‘right’ to the LA market and for compensation to his team for revenue to be lost because of the failed deal. Davis and the Raiders lost the suit on May 21, 2001. Kimberly Hamilton, forewoman of the 7-man, 5-woman jury said, “I think the key for me was that the Raiders did not have enough evidence to meet the burden of proof.” An NFL spokesman said, “The notion that the Raiders ‘own’ the Los Angeles market also was entirely unsupported by the evidence in this case. The Raiders abandoned Los Angeles when they returned to Oakland in 1995, just as they deserted Oakland in 1982 when they moved to the Los Angeles Coliseum.”Ref: 4
1995*'Marvelous' Mark Throneberry, known best by his antics as a Met, dies from cancer at age 60.Ref: 1
1996*Michael Johnson beat the oldest world record in the books (Italy’s Pietro Mennea’s 19.72 had stood for 17 years). Johnson ran 200 meters in 19.66 seconds to rap up the Olympic Trials in Atlanta, Georgia.Ref: 4
1996*Rusty Wallace ran out of gas while racing in the Miller 400 at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI. Fortunately for Wallace, his tank ran dry after he had crossed the finish line to win the race.Ref: 4
1996*Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda suffers a mild heart attack.Ref: 86
1996*The Yankees complete a four-game sweep of the Indians in Cleveland for the first time since 1964.Ref: 1
1997*San Diego Padre Trevor Hoffman slams the door on the Giants to pass Rollie Fingers and become the Padres all-time save leader with 109.Ref: 86
1999*Wayne Gretzky became the 10th and final player to have the 3-year waiting period waived by the Hockey Hall of Fame “by reason of outstanding pre-eminence and skill.” ‘The Great One’ had joined nine others by being inducted immediately after retiring (he retired April 18, 1999). Gretzky was the NHL’s all-time scoring leader with 2,857 points, 894 goals, and 1,963 assists with four teams (Edmonton Oilers, LA Kings, SL Blues, NY Rangers) in 20 seasons. Gretzky holds or shares 61 National Hockey League records: 40 for regular season, 15 for playoffs and six for all-star competition.Ref: 4
1933 The Pepper Pot radio program welcomed a new host. Don McNeill took over the show and renamed it The Breakfast Club. The show, a huge success for the NBC Blue network and later, ABC radio, became one of the longest-running radio programs in history. The show aired with McNeill as host until December 27, 1968. The Breakfast Club was a morning show that had its share of corny jokes, visiting celebrities and lots of audience participation.Ref: 4
1938*Marineland (1st aquarium) opens near St. Augustine, Florida.Ref: 4
1941 Front Page Farrell was heard for the first time on Mutual radio. In 1942, the program moved to NBC radio and stayed on the air until 1954. Sally and David Farrell were the central characters. A young actor, who would become a major motion picture star, played the role of David Farrell. He was Richard Widmark.Ref: 4
1941*Lena Horne recorded St. Louis Blues for Victor Records and launched an illustrious singing career in the process. She was 23 years old at the time. Horne continued performing well into her 60s.Ref: 4
1947 Wendy Warren and the News debuted on CBS radio. The broadcasts continued until 1958. No, the program was not a newscast, in the traditional sense. It was a serial -- one of many of the time. The unique thing about this particular show, however, was that Wendy Warren and the News did utilize a real three-minute newscast to open the show. The newscaster, delivering the news as part of the show, chose not to stay in the entertainment side of radio, but continued to be a true journalist and a legend at CBS. That newsman was Douglas Edwards.Ref: 4
1955*Harry Belafonte became a popular TV star following the program debut of Three for Tonight, on CBS. Belafonte had been touring with the show before bringing it to the tube.Ref: 4
1955*Walt Disney's "Lady & the Tramp" released.Ref: 5
1963*Walt Disney's "Enchanted Tiki Room" opens at Disneyland. It is Disney's first audio-animatronic attraction.Ref: 4
1967*John Entwistle of the rock group Who weds Alison Wise.Ref: 5
1975*Rocker Alice Cooper falls of stage in Vancouver, breaks 6 ribs.Ref: 5
1979*The Charlie Daniels Band releases "Devil Went Down to Georgia".Ref: 5
1981*Amanda Maccaro becomes first American to win Russian Ballet Competition.Ref: 5
1981*NYC mayor Koch turns down a $7,500 offer to perform comedy.Ref: 5
1987*The first celebrity cover girl to grace Cosmopolitan magazine since Elizabeth Taylor in 1969 was Madonna and she did it on this day.Ref: 4
1989 The movie "Batman" premiers.Ref: 5
1990*A rally to save Alien Nation from cancellation held at Stat of Liberty.Ref: 5
1990*TV Guide selects Arsenio Hall as TV personality of the year.Ref: 5
1991*Tony Randall & Jack Klugman star in Bdwy performance of Odd CoupleRef: 5
1160 Saint John of Matha is born.Ref: 10
1625*John Fell, English Anglican priest, author and typographer, is born.Ref: 70
1668*Giambattista Vico, Italian philosopher, is born.Ref: 70
1738*Birth of Samuel Medley, English Baptist clergyman and author of the hymn, 'O Could I Speak the Matchless Worth.'.Ref: 5
1763*Josephine Martinique, empress of France, is born.Ref: 5
1824*Carl Reinecke, German pianist, composer, conductor and teacher, is born.Ref: 70
1875*Carl Milles Uppsala Sweden, fountain sculptor (Wedding of Rivers), is born.Ref: 5
1876*Irvin S. (Shrewsbury) Cobb, Ky, writer/humorist (Old Judge Priest), is born.Ref: 5
1887*John Finley Williamson Canton Ohio, conductor (Westminster Choir), is born.Ref: 5
1894*Alfred Kinsey, pioneer sex researcher, is born.Ref: 68
1894*Edward VIII, the British monarch who abdicated in 1936 in order to marry American Wallis Simpson, is born.Ref: 70
1902*Dr Howard T Engstrom Boston, a designer of Univac computer, is born.Ref: 5
1904*Dr Carleton Coon prof of anthropology (What in the World), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Lawson Little Jr. golf: champ: US Amateur, British Amateur tourneys [1934, 1935], U.S. Open [1940]; is born.Ref: 4
1910*Edward P. Morgan radio/TV reporter: ABC: Edward P. Morgan and the News; commentator: Ford Foundation-funded Public Broadcasting Laboratory: “Let’s face it, we in this trade use this power more frequently to fix a traffic ticket or get a ticket to a ballgame than to keep the doors of an open society open and swinging … The freest and most profitable press in the world, every major facet of it, not only ducks but pulls its punches to save a supermarket of commercialism or shield an ugly prejudice and is putting the life of the republic in jeopardy thereby.”; died in 1993), is born.Ref: 4
1910*Jean (-Marie-Lucien-Pierre) Anouilh, French playwright/dramatist (Thieves' Carnival), is born.Ref: 5
1911*David Ogilvy advertising whiz (Ogilvy & Mathers), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Alan Turing mathematician pioneer in computer theory (Turing Machine), is born.Ref: 5
1913*William P Rogers US secretary of state (1969-73), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Irene Worth Nebraska, actress (Deathtrap, Nicolas & Alexandra), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Gilbert Dodds track: Sullivan Award-winner [1943]; AAU indoor mile champion [1942, 1944, 1947]; 1948 world record at Wanamaker Indoor Mile [4:05.3], is born.Ref: 4
1922*Francis Thorne Bay Shore NY, composer (Burlesque Overture), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Larry Blyden (Ivan Lawrence Blieden) actor: Harry’s Girls; TV moderator: What’s My Line [1972-75]; is born.Ref: 4
1925*Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell is born in Brooklyn NY. (USA Today, p 7C, 12/26/2003)Ref: 13
1927*Bob (Robert Louis) Fosse, Chicago Ill, choreographer/director (Cabaret, Damn Yankees), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Dave King Twickenham England, comedian (Kraft Music Hall), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Henri Pousseur Malm‚dy Belgium, composer (Homo Habitis), is born.Ref: 5
1929*June Carter Cash, Maces Spring Va, country singer (Johnny Cash Show), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Ted Lapidus, men's fashion designer, is born.Ref: 68
1930*Walter Dukes basketball: NCAA Div. I Individual Record Holder: season rebounds [734]: Seton Hall [1953], is born.Ref: 4
1930*Donn F Eisele Columbus Ohio, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 7), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Bert Convy game show host (Win, Lose or Draw), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Adam Faith England, singer (Poor Me, What Do You Want?), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Diana Trask Australia, singer (Sing Along With Mitch), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Wilma Rudolph US, 100m/200m sprinter (Olympic-gold-1960), is born.Ref: 5
1943*James Levine conductor: Cleveland Orchestra, New York Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Rosetta Hightower singer: group: The Orlons: The Wah Watusi, Don’t Hang Up, South Street, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Russ Thacker Wash DC, producer (Golden Seal), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Ted Shackelford Okla City Okla, actor (Dallas, Knots Landing), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Bryan Brown actor: Breaker Morant, Full Body Massage, Blame It on the Bellboy, F/X series, Dead in the Water, Gorillas in the Mist, Cocktail, A Town like Alice, The Thorn Birds, The Winter of Our Dreams, Palm Beach, The Irishman, is born.Ref: 4
1948*(US Supreme Court Justice) Justice of the Supreme Court, Clarence Thomas is born.Ref: 68
1950*Sally Geeson Sussex England, actress (Bless This House), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Marv Kellum football: Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker: Super Bowl IX, X, is born.Ref: 4
1953*Filbert Bayi Tanzania, 3,000m runner (Olympic-silver-1980), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Frances McDormand actress: Fargo, Blood Simple, Mississippi Burning, The Wonder Boys, Almost Famous, is born.Ref: 4
1959*Duane Whitaker actor: Pulp Fiction, Hobgoblins, Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter, Tales from the Hood, Within the Rock, Spoiler, Tempest Eye, is born.Ref: 4
1962*Billy Wirth actor: The Lost Boys, Body Snatchers, Venus Rising, Space Marines, Relax… It's Just Sex; producer: MacArthur Park, is born.Ref: 4
1962*Paul LaGreca Bronx NY, actor, is born.Ref: 5
1964*Joey Allen Ft Wayne Indiana, rock guitarist (Warrant-Cherry Pie), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Trent Bushey Haverhill Mass, actor (David Rampal-All My Children), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Laurie Wood Orange Calif, playmate (March, 1989)Ref: 5
1972*Selma Blair actress: In & Out, Cruel Intentions, Kill Me Later, The Sweetest Thing, is born.Ref: 4
1611*Henry Hudson presumed killed after he and his sone are set adrift in Hudson Bay by mutineers the previous day.Ref: 17
1836*James Mill, Scottish philosopher, historian and economist, dies at age 63.Ref: 70
1944*4 tornadoes strike Appalachia, killing 153.Ref: 5
1945*Simon Lake, American inventor; built the submarine "Argonaut", dies at age 78.Ref: 70
1946*William S. (Surrey) Hart actor: silent screen star: Show People, Tumbleweeds, Wagon Tracks, The Disciple; director: Narrow Trail, Return of Draw Egan, Hell’s Hinges; dies.Ref: 4
1968*74 are killed at a soccer match in Argentina. (Ref: Sports Illustrated, p. 15, 5/21/2001) 
1969*Stanley Andrews actor (Old Ranger-Death Valley Days), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1969*Chuck Taylor basketball; Converse sneaker spokesperson [his name was/is on their high-top canvas basketball sneakers [“Chucks”: over 500 million pairs sold since 1917]; dies.Ref: 4
1972*Elton Britt country singer (Sat Night Jamboree), dies at 54.Ref: 5
1973*Fay Holden actress (Mother-Andy Hardy films), dies at 77Ref: 5
1985*All 329 people aboard an Air-India Boeing 747 were killed when the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near Ireland, apparently because of a bomb. (TWA, 1988)Ref: 95
1991*AIDS victim is 900th person to commit suicide by jumping off San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.Ref: 10
1995*Dr. Jonas Salk, developer of the first vaccine to halt the crippling rampage of polio, died in La Jolla, CA, at age 80.Ref: 4
1996*Andreas Papandreou, Greek prime minister, dies at age 77.Ref: 70
1997*Civil rights activist Betty Shabazz, 61, the widow of Malcolm X, dies in New York of burns suffered in a fire set by her 12-year old grandson.Ref: 70
1998*Actress Maureen (Paul) O'Sullivan, known as Jane in the Tarzan films, dies. (TWA, 1999)Ref: 95
2001*An 8.4 earthquake kills 139 near the coast of Peru.Ref: 85

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