Today in History for June 1968

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 66 of 66

1st - 100th Belmont: Gus Gustines aboard Stage Door Johnny wins in 2:27.2
1st - Simon & Garfunkel's "Mrs Robinson" hits #1
2nd - Canadians must get government permission to export silver
2nd - WBLG (now WTVQ) TV channel 62 in Lexington, KY (ABC) 1st broadcast
3rd - Canada announces it will replace silver with nickel in coins
3rd - Poor Peoples March on Washington
3rd - Yanks turn 21st triple-play in their history lose 4-3 to Twins
3rd - Valerie Solanas, author of SCUM Manifesto, attempts to assassinate Andy Warhol by shooting him three times.
4th - Don Drysdale pitches his 6th straight shutout, en route to 58 innings
5th - 12:16AM PST-Sirhan Sirhan shoots Bobby Kennedy, who dies next day
6th - WKHA TV channel 35 in Hazard, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
US Attorney General Robert Francis KennedyUS Attorney General Robert Francis Kennedy 6th - Senator robert kennedy dies from his wounds after he was shot the previous night.
7th - Sirhan Sirhan indicted for Bobby Kennedy assassination
7th - The body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy lies in state at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York.
8th - Bermuda adopts its constitution
8th - Don Drysdale pitches a record 58th consecutive scoreless inning
8th - Gary Puckett & Union Gap release "Lady Will Power"
8th - James Earl Ray, alleged assassin of Martin Luther King Jr., captured
8th - New colonial constitution for Bermuda adopted
8th - Rolling Stones release "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
8th - The body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken RosewallTennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall 9th - 38th French Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats R Laver (63 61 26 62)
9th - 38th French Womens Tennis: Nancy Richey beats Anne H Jones (57 64 61)
9th - Carol Mann wins LPGA Bluegrass Ladies Golf Invitational
9th - Yugoslav president Tito promises reforms
10th - "Danny Thomas Hour" last airs on NBC-TV
10th - AL games at Balt & Chicago postponed honoring Robert Kennedy
10th - KCFW TV channel 9 in Kalispell, MT (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
10th - WHTV (now WTZH) TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (NBC/CBS) 1st broadcast
12th - "What Makes Sammy Run?" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 540 perfs
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy RicheyTennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey 14th - Off duty Dutch military permitted to wear regular clothing
15th - "How Now, Dow Jones" closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC after 220 perfs
15th - "I Do! I Do!" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 561 performances
15th - "New Faces of 1965" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 52 performances
15th - 15th Curtis Cup: US wins 10½-7½ at Royal County Down Golf Club (Newcastle, Northern Ireland)
15th - John Lennon & Yoko Ono plant an acorn at Conventry Cathedral
15th - "Yummy Yummy Yummy" by Ohio Express hits #4
16th - Mickey Wright wins LPGA "500" Ladies Golf Classic
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 16th - 68th US Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 275 at Oak Hill CC NY
16th - Lee Trevino is 1st to play all 4 rounds of golf's US open under par
17th - Belgium government of Eyskens-Merlot forms
17th - KQEC TV channel 32 in SF, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
17th - Ohio Express' "Yummy Yummy Yummy" goes gold
18th - Supreme Court bans racial discrimination in sale & rental of housing
19th - 50,000 participate in Solidarity Day March of Poor People's Campaign
20th - Jim Hines becomes 1st person to run 100 meters in under 10 seconds
20th - Catholic Irish Civil rights activists protest against discrimination in the allocation of housing by illegally occupying a house in Caledon, County Tyrone
20th - Austin Currie, then Nationalist Member of Parliament (MP) at Stormont, and a number of other people, protest discrimination in the allocation of housing by 'squating' (illegally occupying) in a house in Caledon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
Jurist and Governor of California Earl WarrenJurist and Governor of California Earl Warren 21st - Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren resigns
22nd - "Here Come Da Judge" by The Buena Vistas peaks at #88
23rd - 74 are killed and 150 injured in a football stampede towards a closed exit in a Buenos Aires stadium.
24th - 14th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Post
24th - Australia all out for 78 v England at Lord's
24th - Deadline for redeeming silver certificate dollars for silver bullion
24th - Jim Northrup hits 2 grand-slammers to help Tigers beat Cleve 14-3
24th - Joe Frazier TKOs Manuel Ramos in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
24th - Resurrection City in Wash DC closed permanently
25th - Bobby Bonds hits a grand slam in his 1st major league game (Giants)
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Joe FrazierBoxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Joe Frazier 26th - Executive Council decides both AL & NL to divide into 2 divisions
26th - Iwo Jima & Bonin Islands returned to Japan by US
27th - Ludvik Vaculik publishes "Manifest of 2000 words" in Prague
28th - Daniel Ellsberg indicted for leaking Pentagon Papers
29th - "Tip-Toe Thru' The Tulips With Me" by Tiny Tim peaks at #17
30th - East German Communist Party leader Walter Ulbricht receives "Order of October Revolution"
30th - Gaullists win French parliamentary election, 358 of 458 seats
30th - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 75 of 75

1st - Jason Donovan, rocker/actor (Neighbors)
1st - Jeff Hackett, NHL goalie (Chicago Blackhawks), born in London, England
1st - Jerry Crafts, WLAF tackle (Amsterdam Admirals)
1st - Larry Centers, NFL running back (Arizona Cardinals)
2nd - Beetlejuice, member of Howard Stern's Wack
2nd - Jon Culshaw, British comedian and impressionist
3rd - Jon Baker, WLAF defensive end (Frankfurt Galaxy)
3rd - Samantha Sprackling, Nigerian singer
4th - Scott Wolf, actor (Broken Arrow, Party of 5), born in Boston, Massachusetts
4th - Stacy Leigh Arthur, Naperville Ill, playmate (Jan, 1991)
4th - Al B. Sure, American R&B singer
6th - Brian Wright, Stillwater Oklahoma, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 NM Open-2nd)
6th - Craig Roberts, Everett WA, Canadian 68 kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-96)
6th - Edwin Vurens, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
6th - François Avard, Canadian writer and scenarist
6th - Alan Licht, American guitarist, composer and journalist
7th - Adam Walker, NFL running back (SF 49ers)
7th - Melissa Coombes, San Gabriel CA, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets)
8th - Dave Mlicki, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Cleveland, Ohio
8th - Rob Ray, Belleville, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
9th - Tom Rouen, NFL punter (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
10th - Kevin Donnalley, NFL guard/tackle (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
10th - Susan Haskell, actress (Marty-One Life to Live, Strictly Business)
10th - Bill Burr, American comedian
10th - Jimmy Shea, American skeleton racer
10th - The D.O.C., American rapper
11th - Staci Baldwin, Miss Washington USA (1996)
11th - Sophie Okonedo, London, British actress (Hotel Rwanda)
12th - Patty Armstrong, Torrance California, diver (Olympics-96)
12th - Scott Aldred, Flint MI, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)
12th - Sherry Stringield, actress (ER)
12th - Bobby Sheehan, American musician (Blues Traveler) (d. 1999)
13th - Bruce Beaton, CFL corner (Montreal Alouettes)
13th - Deniece Peterson, rocker (5 Star-Silk & Steel)
13th - David Gray, British musician
13th - Fabio Baldato, Italyan cyclist
14th - Brian Wiggins, NFL wide receiver (Carolina Panthers)
14th - Eric Murdock, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies, Miami Heat)
14th - Tony Smith, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
14th - Yasmine Bleeth, actress (Ryan's Hope, 1 Life to Live, Baywatch), born in NYC, New York
14th - Faizon Love, American actor
15th - Demtra Hampton, Phila, model (Garda)
15th - Tim Lester, NFL fullback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
15th - Oh Dal-su, South Korean actor
16th - Alton Montgomery, NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons)
16th - Matt Turk, NFL punter (Washington Redskins)
16th - Nehemiah Perry, cricketer (fine Jamaican off-spinner)
16th - Patrick Stuart, Hollywood Cal, actor (Will Cortlandt-All My Children)
18th - John Lumkes, 3k steeplechase runner, born in Chicago, Illinois
19th - Jud Buechler, NBA guard/forward (Chicago Bulls)
19th - Alastair Lynch, Australian rules footballer
20th - Fred McAfee, NFL running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
20th - Garry Howe, WLAF nose tackle (Amsterdam Admirals)
20th - Mike McCarthy, Brooklyn New York, American pursuit cyclist (Olympics-88, 96)
21st - Alastair Campbell Mackintosh, Hamilton NZ, coxless rower (Olympics-96)
21st - Brandon Douglas, actor (Dr Quinn, Father's Homecoming), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
21st - Darryl Shannon, Barrie, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
21st - Henry Newby, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
21st - Alisyn Camerota, American journalist
21st - Sonique, British DJ
21st - Gretchen Carlson, American journalist
22nd - Darrell Armstrong, NBA guard (Orlando Magic)
22nd - Paula Irvine, Hollywood California, actress (Lily Blake-Santa Barbara)
23rd - Kent Steffes, Ann Arbor Mich, beach volleyballer (Olympics-gold-96)
23rd - Ronnie West, WLAF RB (London Monarchs)
25th - Oleg Taktarov, Russian martial artist
26th - Shannon Sharpe, NFL tight end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
26th - Paolo Maldini, Italian footballer
27th - Pascale Bussières, French-Canadian actress
28th - Adam Woodyatt, English actor
28th - Chayanne, Puerto Rican singer
29th - Theoren Fleury, Oxbow Sask, NHL right wing (Calgary Flames, Canada)
30th - Dan Peltier, Clifton Park NY, outfielder (SF Giants)
30th - Peter Miller, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
30th - Philip Anselmo, American musician

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 22 of 22

Author Helen KellerAuthor Helen Keller (1st) 1st - Helen Keller, blind & deaf/author (Let us Have Faith), dies at 87
1st - [Johan] Erik Lindegren, Swedish poet/interpreter, dies at 57
2nd - André Mathieu, Quebec pianist and composer (b. 1929)
4th - Dorothy Gish, [de Guiche], actress (Home Sweet Home), dies at 70
6th - Franklin C Fry, US minister (World Rad of Church), dies
6th - robert kennedy, (Sn-D-NY), assassinated in LA by Sirhan Sirhan at 42
6th - Randolph Churchill, son of Winston Churchill (b. 1911)
7th - Dan Duryea, actor (Pride of the Yankees), dies of cancer at at 60
US Attorney General Robert Francis KennedyUS Attorney General Robert Francis Kennedy (6th) 9th - Bernard Cronin, Australian author and journalist (b. 1884)
10th - Yury Sergeyevich Milyutin, composer, dies at 65
12th - Fidelio Friedrich Finke, composer, dies at 76
14th - Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Swedish opera composer (Aniara), dies at 51
14th - Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian poet/essayist (Nobel 1959), dies at 66
15th - Samuel Earl "Wahoo Sam" Crawford, baseball pitcher, dies at 88
15th - Wes Montgomery, jazz guitarist, dies of a heart attack at 48
17th - José Nasazzi, Uruguayan footballer (b. 1901)
19th - James Joseph Sweeney, American Catholic prelate (b. 1898)
Author/Poet Salvatore QuasimodoAuthor/Poet Salvatore Quasimodo (14th) 21st - Ruth St Denis, ballerina (Dances of the 5 Senses), dies at 91
25th - Tony Hancock, actor/writer (Call Me Genius, Rebel), dies at 43
27th - Norman Norton, cricketer (dismissed Hobbs in only Test for S Af), dies
29th - Kitty Kelly, actress (Ladies of Jury, Behind Office Doors), dies at 66
30th - John Gough, actor (Circus Kid, 2 for Tonight), dies at 73

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