Today in History for June 1974

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 45 of 45

1st - "My Girl Bill" by Jim Stafford hits #12
1st - Bundy victim Brenda Ball disappears from Burien, Wash
1st - Chemical plant explodes in Flixborough Lincs kills 28 in UK
1st - The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is published in the journal Emergency Medicine.
2nd - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Baltimore Golf Classic
2nd - Mali adopts constitution
2nd - Malta's constitution goes into effect
3rd - Yitzhak Rabin forms a new Israeli government
4th - NFL grants franchise to Seattle Seahawks
4th - Never repeated 10 cent Beer Night at Cleveland, unruly fans stumble onto field & cause Indians to forfeit the game to Rangers with score tied 5-5 in 9th
5th - As' Reggie Jackson & Bill North engage in clubhouse fight at Detroit
6th - 47th National Spelling Bee: Julie Ann Junkin wins spelling hydrophyte
MLB Right Fielder Reggie JacksonMLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson 6th - A new Instrument of Government is promulgated making Sweden a parliamentary monarchy.
7th - Padres draft Brown University shortstop Bill Almon #1
8th - 106th Belmont: Miguel Rivera aboard Little Current wins in 2:29.2
8th - Keyboardist Rick Wakeman quits rock group "Yes"
8th - US & Saudi Arabia sign military-economic contract
9th - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Desert Inn Golf Classic
9th - Supergroup Blind Faith's (Clapton, Windwood, Baker) 1st concert
10th - Mike Schmidt hits a ball off public address speaker on Astrodome roof
10th - Rumor's government in Italy resigns
10th - Brandon Ramirez, noted visionary and graphics designer born in TJ, Mexico. Known as the father of Rambo the next generation.
MLB Third Baseman Mike SchmidtMLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt 11th - Bundy victim Georgann Hawkins disappears from UW, Seattle, Wash
11th - Mel Stottlemyre's AL record 272nd consecutive start, without relief
13th - Henry Aaron addresses House of Representatives
14th - Angels' Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 Red Sox in 12 innings
15th - "Streak" by Ray Stevens hit #1 on UK pop chart
16th - 74th US Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 287 at Winged Foot GC NY
16th - Sandra Haynie wins Lawson's LPGA Golf Open
18th - Gaston Thorn forms Luxembourg government
19th - KC Royal Steve Busby 2nd no-hitter beats Milwaukee Brewers, 2-0
MLB Pitching Legend Nolan RyanMLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan 19th - Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) suspends constitution
23rd - 1st extraterrestrial message sent from Earth into space
23rd - 20th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Haynie
24th - India all out for 42 in Lord's Test cricket in 77 mins
24th - Steve Busby retires 1st 9 White Sox to set AL record with 33 consecutive batters retired
26th - The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley's chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio
27th - "Flip Wilson Show" last airs on NBC-TV
27th - US president Nixon visits USSR
28th - Fall of earth & rocks kill 200 (Quebrada Blanca Canyon, Colombia)
28th - Wings release "Band on the Run" & "Zoo Gang" in UK
29th - Military coup in Ethiopia
30th - 2nd du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Carole Jo Skala
30th - Petty thief Peter Leonard sets fire to cover burglary that torches "Gulliver's" nightclub killing 24 (Port Chester NY)
30th - Soviet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defects to west

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 96 of 96

1st - Alanis Nadine Morisette, vocalist (Jagged Little Pill)
1st - Akis Zikos, Greek footballer
2nd - Tammy Holmes, Berkeley California, female outfielder (Colo Silver Bullets)
2nd - Matt Serra, American mixed martial ar
2nd - Gata Kamsky, American chess player
3rd - Alison McCreary, Florence Alabama, Miss America (Alabama-4th-1997)
3rd - Ashaundai Smith, CFL receiver (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
3rd - Bryan Still, wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
Singer Kelly JonesSinger Kelly Jones (3rd) 3rd - Kelly Jones, Welsh singer (Stereophonics)
3rd - Arianne Zuker, American actress
4th - Darin Erstad, outfielder (California Angels)
4th - James Miller, Australian pole vaulter (Olympics-96)
4th - Johnny Taylor, NBA forward (Orlando Magic)
4th - Lyndsay Kahler, Orange California, Miss America-California (1997)
4th - Andrew Gwynne, British politician
4th - Stefan Lessard, American musician
5th - Chad Allen Lazzari, Cerritos Ca, actor (David-Our House, St Elsewhere)
5th - Chassity Lazzari, Cerritos Cal, actress
5th - Russ Ortiz, American baseball player
6th - Brooke Wilkins, Australian softball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
6th - Patrick Hape, tight end (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
6th - Danny Strong, American actor
6th - Sonya Walger, British actress
7th - Jason Caswell, Winnipeg Manitoba, Skeet shooter (Olympics-96)
7th - Mahesh Bhupathi, India, tennis pro
7th - Bear Grylls, British survivor
8th - Gabe Northern, defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
9th - Jana Nejedly, Prague Czech, Canadian tennis player (Olympics-96)
9th - Jon Harris, defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
9th - Samoth, Norwegian guitarist (Emperor, Zyklon)
9th - Tim Shaw, British radio personality
9th - Randy Winn, American baseball player
11th - Emilee Klein, Santa Monica CA, LPGA golfer (1995 SAFECO Classic-2nd)
11th - Tanya Pogatchnik, Miss Montana USA (1996)
11th - Tatiana Ignatieva, Minsk Belarus, tennis star (1994 Futures-Sopot POL)
12th - Kerry Kittles, NBA guard (NJ Nets)
12th - Vanessa Baker, Australia, diver (Olympics-96)
12th - Hideki Matsui, Japanese baseball player
13th - Elli Overton, Canada, Australian swimmer (Olympics-5th-92, 96)
13th - Harvey Esajas, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
13th - Valeri Bure, Moscow Russia, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens, Oly-S-98)
13th - Selma Björnsdóttir, Icelandic singer
13th - Steve-O, American television personality
13th - Brande Roderick, American actress
13th - Takahiro Sakurai, Japanese voice actor
14th - Rod Payne, corner (Cincinnati Bengals)
14th - Jang Jin-young, South Korean actress
14th - Phillip Rhys, British actor
15th - Any Lynn Ciccolella, Monument Colorado, Miss America-Colorado (1996)
15th - Scott Tunkin, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics-1996)
16th - Paul Lee, British sculptural artist
17th - Evangelia Psarra, Greek archer
18th - Bumper Robinson, actor (Webster, Night Court)
18th - Keith Poole, wide receiver (New Orleans Saints)
18th - Vincenzo Montella, Italian footballer
19th - Doug Mientkiewicz, American baseball player
20th - Jami Ferrell, Munncie Indiana, playmate (Jan 1997)
21st - Rob Kelly, safety (New Orleans Saints)
21st - Natasha Desborough, British radio personality
21st - Craig Lowndes, Australian racing driver
21st - Rob Kelly, American football player
21st - Neely Jenkins, American musician
22nd - Mark Wetges, Walnut Creek California, field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96)
22nd - Nicole Juvan, Essex Junction Vermont, Miss America-Vermont (1997)
22nd - Donald Faison, American actor
22nd - Joseph Vijay, Indian actor
23rd - Dontonio Wingfield, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers)
23rd - Lisa Bamford, Raleigh NC, Miss America-NC (1996)
23rd - Maria Carolina Christina, Princess of Netherlands
23rd - Mark Hendrickson, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)
23rd - Joel Edgerton, Australian actor
24th - Adam Treu, guard/tackle (Oakland Raiders)
24th - Carrie Zarse, Chicago Il, diver (Olympics-96)
25th - Lee Cole, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire)
25th - Leeland McElroy, running back (Arizona Cardinals)
25th - Vernon Crawford, linebacker (New England Patriots)
25th - Jim LaMarca, American bass guitarist (Chimaira)
25th - Karisma Kapoor, Indian actress
25th - Nisha Ganatra, Canadian film director
Baseball Player Derek JeterBaseball Player Derek Jeter (26th) 26th - Derek Jeter, Pequanock NJ, shortstop (NY Yankees, Rookie of Year 1996)
26th - Dieter Kalt, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
26th - Jason Kendall, San Diego CA, catcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
26th - Matt Striker, American professional wrestler
26th - Jeff Frankenstein, American musician (Newsboys)
26th - Nicole Saba, Lebanese singer
27th - Juran Bolden, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
27th - Big Moe, American musician (Screwed Up Click)
27th - Christian Kane, American actor and singer
28th - Atilla Buday, Budapest Hungary, Canadian canoeist (Olympics-96)
28th - Josh[ua] Crosby, Manchester Mass, rower (Olympics-1996)
28th - Karim Abdul-Jabaar, running back (Miami Dolphins)
28th - Rob Dyrdek, Professional skateboarder
29th - Ted Giannous, San Diego, actor (KGB Chicken)
30th - Michelle Kang, Fredericksburg Virginia, Miss America-Virginia (1997)
30th - Melanie Lambert American ice skater
30th - Hezekiel Sepeng, Potchefstroom South Africa, South African athlete

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 3 of 3

5th - "Sly and the Family Stone" frontman Sly Stone (31) weds model-actress Kathy Silva at Madison Square Garden
Actor and Singer Richard HarrisActor and Singer Richard Harris (7th) 7th - Actor Richard Harris (43) weds actress Ann Turkel (27)
8th - NBA forward Jerry Lucas (34) weds second wife Sharalee Beard

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

Actress Elizabeth TaylorActress Elizabeth Taylor (26th) 26th - Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 5th divorce from actor Richard Burton

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 20 of 20

2nd - Elliott Sullivan, actor (Sergeant), dies at 66
2nd - Waldemar F Eric Marx, cricketer (3 Tests South Africa v Aust 1921-22), dies
2nd - Hiroshi Kazato, Japanese racing driver (b. 1949)
6th - Blanche Yurka, actress (Tale of 2 Cities, Cry of Werewolf), dies at 86
Writer/Nobel Laureate Miguel AsturiasWriter/Nobel Laureate Miguel Asturias (9th) 9th - Miguel Asturias, Guatemalan writer, dies at 74
9th - Phillip Tead, actor (Lightnin', Fighting Blade), dies at 80
10th - Henry WFA, English duke of Gloucester/baron Culloden, dies at 74
11th - Julius Evola, Italian philosopher (b. 1898)
11th - Eurico Gaspar Dutra, President of Brazil (b. 1883)
14th - Knud Christian Jeppesen, composer, dies at 81
17th - Pamela Britton, actress (Blondie, My Favorite Martian), dies at 50
17th - Yadavendra Singh, cricketer (Yuvraj of Patiala, Test for India), dies
18th - Georgi K Zhukov, Russian marshal/minister of Defense, dies at 77
18th - Júlio César de Mello e Souza, Brazilian writer (b. 1896)
22nd - Horace Lindrum, Australian snooker and billiards player (b. 1912)
22nd - Darius Milhaud, French composer (b. 1892)
25th - Cornelius Lanczos, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1893)
28th - Frank Sutton, actor (Sgt Vince Carter-Gomer Pyle USMC), dies at 50
30th - Alberta King, mother of Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated in church
30th - Vannevar Bush, American engineer and politician (b. 1890)

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