Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
June 27th

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678*St Agatho begins his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 5
1299*In his encyclical 'Scimus fili,' Pope Boniface VIII claimed that Scotland owed allegiance to the Catholic Church.Ref: 5
1652*First traffic law passed in America by New Amsterdam (New York).Ref: 10
1770*The House of Burgesses unanimously agrees to petition the king to end Parliamentary taxation in America. 
1833*Prudence Crandall, a white woman, is arrested for conducting an academy for black women in Canterbury, Conn.Ref: 2
1846*Donner Party: One week behind schedule, the Donner Party arrives at Ft. Laramie. A mountain man friend of Reed, named James Clyman, advises against the Langsford Hastings southern route, in favor of the traditional route.Ref: 27
1846*The Smithsonian Institution is created by an act of Congress. (The History Magazine, p 63, May/June 2003) 
1867*Bank of California opens its doorsRef: 5
1871*The yen becomes the new form of currency in Japan.Ref: 2
1880*Australian bushranger and folk hero Edward "Ned" Kelly and his Kelly Gang held up the Glenrowan Railway Station. They then herded the local townspeople into a hotel near the station. After the town's policeman was taken captive and the telegraph wires cut, the gang got down to drinking with the locals. That night, Ned ordered the railway tracks ripped up. Ref 
1893*The New York stock market crashed.Ref: 70
1900*Central London Electric Tube Railroad was opened between bank and Shepard's BushRef: 62
1914*US signs treaty of commerce with Ethiopia.Ref: 5
1915*100ø F (38ø C), Fort Yukon, Alaska (state record).Ref: 5
1923*Yugoslav Premier Nikola Pachitch is wounded by Serb attackers in Belgrade.Ref: 2
1924*Democrats offer Mrs. Leroy Springs the vice presidential nomination, the first woman considered for the job.Ref: 2
1927*The US Marines adopt the English bulldog as their mascot.Ref: 2
1934*Federal Savings & Loan Association created.Ref: 5
1940*USSR returns to the Gregorian calendar.Ref: 5
1945*Groves meets with Oppenheimer and Parsons to plan delivery of atomic bombs to the Pacific theater.Ref: 91
1954*First atomic power station opens (Obninsk, near Moscow, Russia).Ref: 5
1954*CIA-sponsored rebels overthrow elected government of Guatemala.Ref: 5
1955*First automobile seat belt legislation enacted (IL).Ref: 5
1960*British Somaliland becomes part of Somalia.Ref: 5
1961*In England, Arthur Michael Ramsey was enthroned as the 100th Archbishop of Canterbury, the principal see of the Established Church of England.Ref: 5
1962*NASA civilian pilot Joseph Walker takes X-15 to 4105 mph, 37,700 m.Ref: 5
1963*Henry Cabot Lodge is appointed US ambassador to South Vietnam.Ref: 2
1963*Pres Kennedy spent first full day in Ireland.Ref: 5
1963*USAF Major Robert A Rushworth in X-15 reaches 86,900 m.Ref: 5
1967*Race riot in Buffalo NY (200 arrested).Ref: 5
1967*First mechanical cash dispenser begins operating at Barclay's Bank's Enfield office in London.Ref: 10
1969*NY City police, attempting to serve a search warrant, charged into the well-known gay hangout, the Stonewall Inn. Events quickly got out of hand. Police ejected customers, managers, bouncers. Everyone got booted outside onto the sidewalk. The crowd became increasingly unruly and someone threw a bottle at the police. The plain-clothes police team was trapped inside the bar for over two hours before the the NYPD Tactical Patrol Force arrived and drove the mob from in front of the Stonewall. Police arrested and jailed many of the chanting gays. For the next few nights, the Stonewall Inn became the focal point of gay protests. The gay community began to organize and form committees to bring about change. Many feel that the Gay Liberation Movement had its beginnings with the Stonewall Inn Riots.Ref: 4
1973*Former White House counsel John W. Dean told the Senate Watergate Committee about an "enemies list" kept by the Nixon White House.Ref: 70
1977*Djibouti gains independence from France (National Day).Ref: 5
1977*5-4 Supreme Court decision allows lawyers to advertise.Ref: 5
1980*The the National Anthem Act, making O Canada Canada's national anthem, was unanimously accepted by the House of Commons and the Senate. Royal assent was also given this day. O Canada, written by Calixa Lavallee and Adolphe-Basile Routhier, was officially proclaimed Canada's national anthem on July 1, 1980.Ref: 4
1980*First female state police graduates (NJ).Ref: 51
1980*President Jimmy Carter signed legislation reviving draft registration.Ref: 70
1985*The U.S. House of Representatives votes to limit the use of combat troops in Nicaragua.Ref: 2
1985*First hotel strike in NY.Ref: 5
1985*Route 66, which originally stretched from Chicago to Santa Monica, Calif., passed into history as officials decertified the road.Ref: 70
1986*The US House of Representatives votes to limit the use of combat troops in Nicaragua.Ref: 2
1986 In referendum, Irish uphold ban on divorce.Ref: 5
1986*World Court rules US aid to Nicaraguan contras illegal.Ref: 5
1986*US informs New Zealand it will not defend it against attack.Ref: 5
1987*(US Supreme Court Justice) Supreme Court Justice Powell retires.Ref: 5
1991*(US Supreme Court Justice) Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first black to sit on the nation's highest court, announces his retirement.Ref: 64
1991*The Supreme Court ruled that juries considering life or death for convicted murderers may take into account the victim's character and the suffering of relatives.Ref: 64
1996*A Dallas police officer was charged with trying to hire a hit man to kill football star Michael Irvin. (Johnnie Hernandez later pleaded guilty to solicitation of capital murder.)Ref: 64
1996*President Clinton and other Group of 7 leaders meeting in Lyon, France, pledged solidarity against terrorism following a truck bombing in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 Americans.Ref: 64
1997*The US Supreme court throws out part of the Brady gun control law, saying the federal government could not make local police decide whether people are fit to buy handguns. However, the Court left intact the five-day waiting period for handgun purchases. (XDG, p. 4A, 6/27/2002)Ref: 83
1998 During a joint news conference broadcast live in China, President Clinton and President Jiang Zemin offered an uncensored airing of differences on human rights, freedom, trade and Tibet.Ref: 70
1999 Sporting leather thongs, feather boas and political banners, gays and lesbians took to streets around the world in festive pride parades. The 29th annual Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Parade and Celebration took place in San Francisco, NY, Berlin, Manila and many other cities. Among the organizations taking part were the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a gay veterans group, an antique auto club for gays and Roman Catholics in favor of gay rights. The pride marches commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, when patrons of a gay bar in Greenwich Village (NY) fought back against a police raid. The bar, the Stonewall Inn, is now on the US National Register of Historic Places.Ref: 4
2000 President Robert Mugabe's ruling party was assured a majority in Zimbabwe's new parliament despite historic gains by the opposition.Ref: 64
2000*House Republicans cut a deal to allow direct sales of US food to Cuba for the first time in four decades.Ref: 64
2002*The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that tuition vouchers are constitutional.Ref: 70
1847*NY and Boston were linked by telegraph wires.Ref: 5
1885*Chichester Bell and Charles S. Tainter applied for a patent for the gramophone. The patent was granted on May 4, 1886.Ref: 4
1918*Two German pilots are saved by parachutes for the first time.Ref: 2
1929*Scientists at Bell Laboratories in NY reveal a system for transmitting television pictures.Ref: 2
1960*Chlorophyll "A" synthesized Cambridge Mass.Ref: 5
1978*US Seasat 1, first oceanographic satellite, launched into polar orbit.Ref: 5
1978*Soyuz 30 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Polish) to Salyut 6 space station.Ref: 5
1978*Paper Mate division of Gillette receives patent on pen with erasable ink-the Eraser Mate.Ref: 10
1979*HP stock splits 2 for 1 at $89.28 a shareRef: 62
1982*4th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 4 launched.Ref: 5
1983*NASA launches space vehicle S-205.Ref: 5
1983*Soyuz T-9 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station.Ref: 5
1990*NASA announced that a flaw in the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope was preventing the instrument from achieving optimum focus.Ref: 64
1450*Jack Cade defeats Stafford at Sevenoaks.Ref: 62
1743*English defeat French at Dettingen. Battle of Dettingen in Bavaria, the last engagement in which a British monarch (King George II) participated in person.Ref: 92
1743*English King George defeats the French at Dettingen, Bavaria.Ref: 2
1776*First American army officer hanged for conspiring to capture George Washington.Ref: 10
1801*Cairo falls to British forces.Ref: 62
1806*Buenos Aires captured by British.Ref: 5
1862*Confederates break through the Union lines at the Battle of Gaines' Mill--the third engagement of the Seven Days' campaign.Ref: 2
1864*General Sherman is repulsed by Confederates at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, near Atlanta.Ref: 2
1905*The crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin mutinies.Ref: 18
1916*King Constantine orders demobilization of Greek army.Ref: 38
1942*The FBI announced the capture of eight Nazi saboteurs who had been put ashore from a submarine on NY's Long Island.Ref: 5
1942*The Allied convoy PQ-17 leaves Iceland for Murmansk and Archangel.Ref: 2
1944*Allied forces capture the port city of Cherbourg, France.Ref: 2
1950*US sends 35 military advisers to South VietnamRef: 5
1950*UN Security Council calls on members for troops to aid South Korea.Ref: 5
1950*President Truman ordered the Air Force and Navy into the Korean War following a call from the United Nations Security Council for member nations to help South Korea repel an invasion from the North. (Go to article.)Ref: 70
1973*President Richard Nixon vetoes a Senate ban on the Cambodia bombing.Ref: 2
1876*First NLer to get 6 hits in 9 inn game (Dave Force, Phila Athletics).Ref: 5
1884*Lawrence Corcoran pitched his third no-hit baseball game, leading Chicago to a 6-0 win over Providence. Corcoran set a baseball record for no-hitters for the feat.Ref: 4
1911*The Red Sox lose their protest about A's Stuffy McInnis hits a 'warm-up, pitch homer, but the event causes a rule change. Warm-up pitches no longer end when a player steps into the box.Ref: 1
1917*Hank Gowdy is the 1st baseball player to enter World War I.Ref: 5
1922*King George V opens New Lawn Tennis Ground at Wimbledon at 3:30 after rainstorm subsides.Ref: 10
1939*First night game at Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Indians 5, Tigers 0).Ref: 5
1939*Brooklyn Dodgers tie Boston Braves, 2-2, in 23 innings.Ref: 5
1940*To honor the lyricist of Take Me Out to the Ballgame Jack Norworth Day is celebrated at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. Norworth or his partner Albert Von Tilzer, who wrote the music, had never seen a game when they created the song in 1908.Ref: 1
1956*Indians trailing Orioles 9-1 come back to win 12-11 in 11 innings.Ref: 5
1958*Billy Pierce's perfect game bid broken with 2 outs in 9th.Ref: 5
1963*Phillies Johnny Callison hits for cycle, but Phillie centerfielder Tony Gonzalez's error ends his record 205 consecutive errorless games.Ref: 5
1964*Indian third baseman Max Alvis is stricken with spinial meningitis. A year later he will make the All-Star team.Ref: 1
1966*4th Mayor's Trophy Game; Yanks beat Mets 5-2.Ref: 5
1967*Al Kaline breaks his hand as he slams his bat into the bat rack after being struck out by Sam McDowell. He will miss 28 games for the second place Tigers.Ref: 1
1972*Bobby Hull signed a 10-year hockey contract for $2,500,000, as he became a player and coach of the Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Association.Ref: 4
1972*Mohammed Ali KO's Jerry Quarry in the 7th round in Las Vegas NV.Ref: 96
1973*Just 20 days out of Houston's Westchester High School, 18-year-old David Clyde makes his major league debut for the Texas Rangers against the Minnesota Twins. He walks the first two batters he faces before fanning three straight and he goes on to post a 4-3 victory before a crowd of 35,698.Ref: 86
1977*Willie McCovey becomes the first major leaguer to hit two homers in one inning twice in his career. The Giant first baseman first accomplished the feat on 4/12/73.Ref: 1
1978*Henry Rono of Kenya sets record for 3,000 m, 7:32.1.Ref: 5
1979*Muhammad Ali announces that he was retiring as world heavyweight boxing champion. The 37-year-old fighter said, “Everything gets old, and you can’t go on like years ago.”Ref: 96
1980*Facing only 28 batters, Dodger Jerry Reuss no-hits the Giants at the Stick, 8-0. Shortstop Bill Russell's errant first inning throw deprives Reuss a perfect game.Ref: 1
1982*The Braves tie a major league mark with seven double plays as the team defeats the Reds, 2-0.Ref: 1
1984*Although he only stole one base all season, Dusty Baker is unstoppable on the base paths as he steals second, third and home in the Giants 12-9 victory over the Reds at Candlestick Park.Ref: 1
1984*The US Supreme Court ruled that individual colleges could make their own TV package deals. The National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) contracts with ABC, CBS and Turner Broadcasting were said to violate federal anti-trust laws.Ref: 4
1986*Robby Thompson (SF) sets record, caught stealing 4 times in 1 game.Ref: 5
1986*Anne White shocks Wimbeldon by wearing only a body stocking.Ref: 5
1986*Toronto Blue Jay Damaso Garcia ties a major league record with four doubles vs. New York.Ref: 86
1987*A's rookie Mark McGwire hits three HRs and drives in five runs helping to defeat the Indians, 13-3.Ref: 1
1988*Boxer Mike Tyson sues manager Bill Cayton to break their contract, then knocks out Michael Spinks in 91 seconds to retain the world heavyweight title.Ref: 98
1990*Jose Canseco signs record $4,700,000 per year Oak A's contract.Ref: 5
1993*Anthony Young sets a major league record losing his 24th straight decision as the Cardinals beat the Mets, 5-3.Ref: 1
1999*In front of 56,530 fans, the 1,765th and last major league game is played at the Kingdome with the Mariners beating the Rangers in the stadium's finale, 5-2.Ref: 1
1999*Juli Inkster won the LPGA Championship in Wilmington, Delaware. She was the second woman to win the modern Grand Slam in the LPGA. Of the eight players who have won the four major championships of their era, no one took as long as Inkster: 16 seasons from the time she won the Dinah Shore as a rookie [1984] to her victory in the LPGA Championship as a 39-year-old mother.Ref: 4
2000*A former topless dancer is seeking unspecified damages from heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson in connection with a May incident in which she says the boxer struck her while she was at work. In a lawsuit filed Friday, Victoria Bianco said Tyson struck her in the chest without provocation at Cheetah's, a topless club near downtown Las Vegas. The lawsuit has not been brought to court yet (as of Jan. 23, 2002).Ref: 98
2002*As part of a six-player deal , the Indians trade their #1 starter, righthander Bartolo Colon, to the Expos for first baseman Lee Stevens, three minor league prospects and cash. In exchange, Cleveland get top prospect Brandon Phillips as well as southpaw Cliff Lee and flycatcher Grady Sizemore.Ref: 1
1693*First woman's magazine "The Ladies' Mercury" published (London).Ref: 5
1787 Edward Gibbon completed The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.Ref: 4
1848*Broadway Theatre in New York becomes first theatre to offer steam powered air conditioning.Ref: 10
1922 Newberry Medal first presented for kids literature (Hendrik Van Loon).Ref: 5
1949*Captain Video and His Video Rangers premiered on the Dumont Television Network. Captain Video was initially played by Richard Coogan. The voice of radio’s Green Hornet, Al Hodge, replaced Coogan in 1951. Don Hastings played the roll of the ranger until the series ended in 1955.Ref: 4
1955*The first Wide Wide World was broadcast on NBC-TV. Dave Garroway, of the Today show, was the program host.Ref: 4
1958*After nearly three years on NBC-TV, Matinee Theatre was seen for the final time. And a good thing, too. Critics called the show one of the most successful failures in theatrical history.Ref: 4
1959*West Side Story, with music by Leonard Bernstein, closed after 734 performances on Broadway. The show remains one of the brightest highlights in the history of the Great White Way.Ref: 4
1962*Two albums of melancholy music by Jackie Gleason received gold record honors. Music, Martinis and Memories and Music for Lovers Only got the gold. Both were issued by Capitol Records in Hollywood.Ref: 4
1963*Bill J Kramer & Dakotas record Lennon & McCartney "I Call Your Name".Ref: 5
1963*Brenda Lee inked a new recording contract with Decca Records. She was guaranteed one million dollars over the next 20 years.Ref: 4
1964*Ernest Borgnine and Ethel Merman were married. It did not turn out to be one of Hollywood’s most enduring marriages. The couple broke up 38 days later.Ref: 4
1966*First sci-fi soap opera, "Dark Shadows," premiers.Ref: 5
1969*50,000 attend Denver Pop Festival.Ref: 5
1970*The Jackson 5: Marlon, Tito, Jackie, Randy and Michael, jumped to number one on the music charts with The Love You Save. The song stayed at the top of the charts for two weeks. It was the third of four number one hits in a row for the group. The other three were I Want You Back, ABC and I’ll Be There. In 15 years (from 1969 to 1984), The Jackson 5/Jacksons had 23 hits, scored two platinum singles (Enjoy Yourself and Shake Your Body [Down to the Ground]) and one gold record (State of Shock).Ref: 4
1971*Promoter Bill Graham closed the Fillmore East in NY City. It was a spin-off of San Francisco’s legendary rock ’n’ roll palace, Fillmore West (closed several days later). The Allman Brothers and J. Geils Band were among those performing on the final night. The NY City landmark and its San Francisco sister hosted just about every major rock group of theRef: 4
1975*Sonny and Cher (Bono) called it quits as husband and wife. They were divorced soon after their CBS-TV variety show was canceled. Sonny went on to become mayor of Palm Springs and then a US Congressman from CA. (He was killed Jan. 5, 1998 in a skiing accident.) Cher married rocker Gregg Alman just days after saying “bye-bye” to Sonny. She continued her recording career and became an Academy Award-winning actress.Ref: 4
1983 Highest price paid for painting by a living artist-œ960,200-Mir¢.Ref: 5
1984 Hollywood introduced the PG-13 rating for the film "IN Jones and the Temple of Doom."Ref: 73
1984*The Federal Communications Commission moved to deregulate US commercial TV by lifting most programming requirements and ending day-part restrictions on advertising.Ref: 4
1986*Bugatti Royale car built in 1931 sold for record $6.5 million at auction in Reno, NV.Ref: 10
1987*After spending a decade with NBC News, Linda Ellerbee gave her last “And So It Goes.” NBC had tried to encourage Ellerbee to take a 40 percent cut in pay. And so she went. She wrote a most interesting book on her broadcasting career titled And So It Goes.Ref: 4
1990*Salman Rushdie, condemned to death by Iran, contributes $8600 to help their earthquake victimsRef: 5
1992*Michael Jackson kicked off the Dangerous tour in Munich, Germany. 70,000 fans saw Jackson, with a helmet on and a fake rocket pack on his back, appear to fly off stage (or, maybe he really did). The tour would continue through November 11 stopping in some 42 cities.Ref: 4
1462*Louis XII (the Just) king of France (1498-1515), is born.Ref: 5
1550*Charles IX King of France (1560-74), is born.Ref: 5
1767*Alexis Bouvard, French astronomer and director of the Paris Observatory, is born.Ref: 70
1838*Bankim Chandra Chatterjee Bengali novelist (Anandamath), is born.Ref: 5
1846*Charles Stewart Parnell, the "Uncrowned King of Ireland," is born.Ref: 68
1850*Ivan Vazov Bulgaria, poet/novelist/playwright (Under the Yoke), is born.Ref: 5
1850*Lafcadio Hearn US, journalist/author (Chita), is born.Ref: 5
1859*Mildred J. Hill teacher, musician, composer [lyrics by her younger sister Patty Smith Hill]: Happy Birthday to You, originally: Good Morning to All; is born.Ref: 4
1862*May Irwin, US comedienne/singer (A Hot Time in the Old Town), is born.Ref: 5
1869*Emma Goldman, Lithuanian-born American anarchist, feminist and birth control advocate, is born.Ref: 2
1872*Paul Laurence Dunbar Dayton Oh, short story writer (Majors & Minors), is born.Ref: 5
1880*Helen Keller, deaf and blind author, is born in Tuscumba, Alabama.Ref: 68
1882*Eduard Spranger, German educator and philosopher, is born.Ref: 70
1888*Antoinette Perry, actress and director, namesake of the "Tony" Awards, is born.Ref: 2
1899*Juan T. Trippe, American pioneer in commercial aviation, is born.Ref: 70
1900*Otto E Passman (Rep-D-La, 1947-77), is born.Ref: 5
1907*John McIntire Spokane Ws, actor (Naked City, Wagon Train, Virginian), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Valerie Cossart London, actress (The Hartmans), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Audrey Christie actress: Splendor in the Grass, Harper Valley P.T.A., Frankie and Johnny; died Dec 19, 1989Ref: 4
1912*Audrey Christie Chic Ill, actress (Dorothy-Fair Exchange), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Willie Mosconi billiard player: World American Straight Pool champion: 6 times between 1941-1956; is born.Ref: 4
1913*Richard Bissell, novelist and playwright, is born.Ref: 2
1914*Giorgio Almirante Italy, fascist (member of parliament (1948-87)), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Ben Homer composer/songwriter: Sentimental Journey [w/Bud Green, Les Brown], is born.Ref: 4
1918*Adolph Kiefer US, 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1936), is born.Ref: 5
1920*I.A.L. Diamond screenwriter (1960 Acad Award-The Apartment), is born.Ref: 5
1922*George Walker Washington DC, composer (In Praise of Lillies), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Paul F Conrad Cedar Rapids IA, cartoonist (Pulitzer 1964, 71, 84), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Elmo Hope musician: piano: group: The Elmo Hope Trio; is born.Ref: 4
1924 Paul Conrad is born.Ref: 10
1924*Rosalie Allen (Julie Bedra) country singer/yodeler: Guitar Polka, Yodel Boogie, He Taught Me How to Yodel; Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Famer, is born.Ref: 4
1925*(Jerome) Doc Pomus songwriter: Boogie Woogie Country Girl, Lonely Avenue; w/Mort Shuman: A Teenager in Love, Turn Me Loose, Can’t Get Used to Losing You, Save the Last Dance for Me, This Magic Moment; Jerry Wexler [Atlantic Records co-owner]: “If the music industry had a heart, it would be Doc Pomus.”; inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ,[1992]; died Mar 14, 1991Ref: 4
1926*Don (Bones) Raleigh hockey: NHL: New York Rangers, is born.Ref: 4
1926*Frank O'Hara, American poet and critic, is born.Ref: 70
1927*Bob Keeshan aka Capt Kangaroo/Clarabelle (Good Morning Captain), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Robert Casey Rochester NY, actor (Henry-Aldrich Family Show), is born.Ref: 5
1928 David Mercer is born.Ref: 10
1930*Tamio Kono US, weightlifter (Olympic-gold-1952), is born.Ref: 5
1930*H. Ross Perot billionaire industrialist, philanthropist, U.S. presidential hopeful [1992, 1996]Ref: 4
1931 Charles Bronfman billionaire industrialist: Seagrams, Montreal Expos, is born.Ref: 4
1932*Eddie (Edward Michael) Kasko baseball: SL Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds [World Series: 1961/all-star: 1961], Houston Colt .45’s, Houston Astros, Boston Red Sox, is born.Ref: 4
1933*Gary Crosby son of Bing, actor (Which Way to the Front), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Anna Moffo opera singer: Metropolitan Opera [1959-1969], is born.Ref: 4
1936*(Chairman, Joint Chiefs) The former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. John Shalikashvili, is born.Ref: 68
1937*Joseph P Allen IV Crawfordsville Ind, PhD/astronaut (STS-5, STS 51A), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Former Interior Secretary and (Gov-D-AL) Bruce Babbitt is born. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1938*Shirley Anne Field actress: The Entertainer, Hear My Song, Shag: The Movie, Getting It Right, Two by Forsyth, My Beautiful Laundrette, House of the Living Dead, Alfie, is born.Ref: 4
1940*Sandra Smith actress: The Interns, is born.Ref: 4
1941*Errol Mann football: Oakland Raiders kicker: Super Bowl XI, is born.Ref: 4
1942*Bruce Johnston rocker (Beachboys-In My Room), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Frank Mills musician: piano: Music Box Dancer, is born.Ref: 4
1943*Rico (Americo Peter) Petrocelli baseball: Boston Red Sox [World Series: 1967, 1975/all-star: 1967, 1969], is born.Ref: 4
1944*Patrick Sercu Belgium, 1K time trial (Olympic-gold-1964), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Doug Buffone football: Chicago Bears, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Bruce Johnston Grammy Award-winning song writer: I Write the Songs [1976]; musician: group: The Beach Boys, is born.Ref: 4
1945*Norma Kamali NYC, dress designer (Costumes for the Wiz), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Vernon Holland football: Tennessee State Univ., Cincinnati Bengals; is born.Ref: 4
1950*Julia Duffy, Minneapolis Mn, actress (Stephanie-Newhart, Baby Talk), is born. (also TWA, 1998)Ref: 5
1950*Benjamin Peterson US, heavyweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1972), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Ulf Andersson Sweden, International Chess Grandmaster (1972), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Julia Duffy actress: Designing Women, Newhart, Children in the Crossfire, Night Warning, is born.Ref: 68
1951*Sidney M Gutierrez Albuquerque NM, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 40), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Alice McDermott, writer (That Night, At Weddings and Wakes).Ref: 2
1955*Isabelle Adjani Paris, actress (Story of Adele H, Driver, Ishtar), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Lorrie (Loretta Lynn) Morgan singer, songwriter; daughter of country singer George Morgan, is born.Ref: 4
1960*Craig Hodges basketball: Chicago Bulls, is born.Ref: 4
1964*Chuck Connors Person, basketball: Auburn Univ, Indiana Pacers [NBA Rookie of the Year: 1986-1987], Minnesota Timberwolves, San Antonio Spurs, Charlotte Hornets; given nickname ‘the Rifleman’ because his mom liked the TV Western of that title, whose star [Chuck Connors] once played for the Boston CelticsRef: 4
1975*Tobey Maguire actor: Great Scott, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Cider House Rules, Spider-Man, is born.Ref: 4
363*Roman Emperor Julian dies, ending the Pagan Revival.Ref: 2
444 St. Cyril of Alexandria dies.Ref: 10
1574*Giorgio Vasari, Italian painter, architect, historian and writer, dies at age 62.Ref: 70
1829*James Smithson dies, his will established Smithsonian Institute.Ref: 5
1843 John Murray dies.Ref: 10
1844*Joseph Smith, 38, the founder and leader of the controversial Mormon religion, and his brother, Hyrum, are murdered in his jail cell by an anti-Mormon mob in Carthage, Illinois.Ref: 3
1857*British soldiers and others are massacred at Cawnpore, India.Ref: 62
1857*Daniel Macmillan, Scottish bookseller; co-founded Macmillan Publishing Co., dies at age 57.Ref: 70
1876*Harriet Martineau, English essayist and novelist, dies at age 74.Ref: 70
1907*Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, American naturalist and educator, dies at age 84.Ref: 70
1932*Louis Winslow Austin, American physicist, dies at age 64.Ref: 70
1951*David Warfield, American actor, dies at age 84.Ref: 70
1957*More than 500 people were killed when Hurricane Audrey slammed through coastal Louisiana and Texas.Ref: 70
1957*Malcolm Lowry, English novelist, short story writer and poet, dies at age 47.Ref: 70
1959*Giovanni Pastrone, Italian motion-picture director and producer, dies at age 75.Ref: 70
1973*Earl Browder, American Communist Party leader (1930-44), dies at age 82.Ref: 70
1973*Ernest Truex actor (Pop-Pete & Gladys, Mr Peepers), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1980*Steve Peregrin Took percussionist (T-Rex), dies at 31.Ref: 5
1980*Walter Robert Dornberger, German engineer; directed construction of V-2 rocket, dies at age 84.Ref: 70
1982*Jack Mullaney actor (My Living Doll, It's About Time), dies at 49.Ref: 5
1983*Maxie Anderson & Don Ida balloonists, die during a race.Ref: 5
1986*Don Rogers of the Cleveland Browns, dies of cocaine poisoningRef: 5
1986*(Otis W.) Joe Maphis country singer with wife, Rose Lee: entertainer: Hometown Jamboree, Town Hall Party, Hee Haw; songwriter: Dim Lights Thick Smoke and Loud, Loud Music; dies.Ref: 5
1992*Authorities find the body of kidnapped Exxon executive Sidney J. Reso buried in a makeshift grave in Bass River State Park in New Jersey. (The couple who kidnapped Reso, Arther and Irene Seale, were later convicted and sentenced to prison.) (XDG, p. 4A, 6/27/2002)Ref: 83
1992*Allan Jones singer: The Donkey Serenade; actor: Showboat, Rose Marie, Firefly, One Night in the Tropics, A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races; father of singer, Jack Jones; dies.Ref: 4
1994*Sam Hanks auto racer: Indpls 500 winner [1957: 135.601 mph]; dies.Ref: 4
1994*In Matsumoto, west of Tokyo, Aum members released sarin gas in a parking lot across the street from a rest house where judges who were hearing a case against them were staying. Seven people died and 150 people were injured.Ref: 3
1999*Brian O’Hara musician: guitar, singer: group: The Fourmost: Hello Little Girl, I’m in Love, A Little Loving, Baby I Need Your Loving; dies.Ref: 4
2001*Jack Lemmon (John Uhler Lemmon III) Academy Award-winning actor: Mr. Roberts [1955], Save the Tiger [1973]; The Apartment, The Odd Couple, Grumpy Old Men series, Some Like It Hot, The China Syndrome, Airport ’77, The Fortune Cookie, Irma La Douce, Days of Wine and Roses, Bell, Book and Candle, My Fellow Americans, Out to Sea; dies at age 76.Ref: 4
2002*John Entwistle, the bass player who co-founded The Who, was found dead in a Las Vegas hotel room at age 57.Ref: 70

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