This Day in History for 13th June (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 201

1956 - "Shangri-La" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 21 performances
1956 - After 72 years, Britain gives up Suez Canal to Egyptian control
1956 - Parliamentary election: Dutch Democrates 50/KVP 49
1956 - Real Madrid wins 1st Europe Cup
1957 - Mayflower II from Plymouth, England, reaches Plymouth Mass
1957 - Ted Williams becomes 1st ALer to have 2, 3-HR games in a season
1958 - Frank Zappa graduates from Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster Ca
1959 - "Sammy Kaye Show" last airs on ABC-TV
1959 - 59th US Golf Open: Billy Casper shoots a 282 at Winged Foot GC NY
1959 - 91st Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Sword Dancer wins in 2:28.6
1960 - "Alley-Oop" by Dyna-Sores peaks at #59
1960 - Prince Norodom Sihanoek becomes head of Cambodia
1961 - "Billy Barnes People" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 8 performances
1962 - "Bob Newhart Show" last airs on NBC-TV
1962 - Norway named ombudsman
1963 - Vostok 6 launched, pilot is 1st woman cosmonaut
1964 - Basil Heatley runs world record marathon (2:13:55)
1965 - 19th Tony Awards: Subject Was Roses & Fiddler on the Roof win
Baseball Player Ted WilliamsBaseball Player Ted Williams 1965 - Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Western Golf Open
1966 - Supreme Court's Miranda decision; suspect must be informed of rights
1967 - "You Only Live Twice" premieres in US
1967 - Thurgood Marshall nominated as 1st black Supreme Court justice
1969 - Mick Taylor leaves John Mayall Band & joins Rolling Stones
1970 - "In The Summertime" by Mungo Jerry hit #1 in UK
1970 - Beatles' "Let It Be" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks
1970 - Beatles' "Long & Winding Road" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
1971 - 17th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth
1971 - The New York Times begin publishing excerpts from the Pentagon Papers, classified documents on the long history of the U.S. in Vietnam
1971 - In defiance of a government ban, members of the Orange Order march through the mainly Catholic town of Dungiven, County Londonderry causing a riot
1972 - The Irish Republican Army invites Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Whitelaw to 'Free Derry'; Whitelaw rejects offer and reaffirms his policy to not "let part of the United Kingdom ... default from the rule of law"
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 1972 - The Irish Republican Army invites Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Whitelaw to 'Free Derry'; Whitelaw rejects offer and reaffirms his policy to not "let part of the United Kingdom ... default from the rule of law"
1973 - Garvey, Lopes, Cey & Russell play together for 1st time, set record of staying together as an infield for 8½ years (LA Dodgers)
1974 - Henry Aaron addresses House of Representatives
1974 - IMF establishes its "oil facility", a special fund for loans to nations whose balance of payments have been severely affected by high oil prices
1976 - 4th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Donna Caponi
1976 - Bob Marley performs in Amsterdam
1976 - Inge Helten runs female European record 100m (11.04)
1977 - Convicted Martin Luther King assassin James Earl Ray recaptured
1978 - Israeli Defense Forces withdraw from Lebanon.
Reggae Musician Bob MarleyReggae Musician Bob Marley 1979 - "Madwoman of Central Park West" opens at 22 Steps NYC for 86 perfs
1979 - Sioux nation receives $100 million in compensation for Black Hills SD
1980 - Billy Joel's "Glass Houses" hits #1
1980 - Deborah Harry/Meat Loaf film, "Roadie," premieres
1980 - Paul McCartney releases "Waterfall"
1980 - Rep John Jenrette Jr (D-SC) indicted in "Abscam" investigation
1980 - UN Security Council calls for South Africa to free Nelson Mandela
1981 - 39 Unification church couples wed in Germany
1981 - Teenager fires 6 blanks at Queen Elizabeth II
1981 - Tom Snyder interviews Charles Manson on "Tomorrow"
1982 - 28th LPGA Championship won by Jan Stephenson
1982 - Fahd becomes king of Saudi Arabia when King Khalid dies at 69
1983 - Pioneer 10 is 1st man-made object to leave Solar System
Actress Anjelica HustonActress Anjelica Huston 1985 - "Prizzi's Honor", starring Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, and Anjelica Huston, is released
1986 - Pres Reagan criticizes South African state of emergency
1986 - Steve Garvey 1st ejection from a game, after Atlanta's triple-play
1987 - Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel & Anne Knabe complete cycling journey of 15,266 mi from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Argentina
1988 - 45th time opposing pitchers hit HRS, Mark Davis (Padres)/Mike Krukow
1988 - Boston Red Sox are 10 games back in AL, & go on to win AL East
1988 - Fed jury finds Liggett liable in death of NJ woman of lung cancer
1988 - George Harrison releases "This is Love"
1988 - US Supreme Court refuses to hear Yonkers argument they aren't racist
1989 - 43rd NBA Championship: Detroit Pistons sweeps LA Lakers in 4 games
1989 - Houston's Terry Puhl plays in his 1,403rd game (most by a Canadian)
Country Singer Jerry Lee LewisCountry Singer Jerry Lee Lewis 1989 - Jerry Lee Lewis gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
1990 - "Les Miserables" opens at S Alberta Jubilee Centre, Calgary
1990 - Boeing 767 sets nonstop commercial flight, Seattle to Narobi Kenya
1990 - Nelson & Winnie Mandela welcomed in NYC
1990 - Wash DC mayor Marion Barry announces he will not seek a 4th term
1991 - A spectator is killed by lightning at US Open Golf tournament
1991 - NHL owners present contract to players (leads to Apr 1, 1992 strike)
1991 - The National, 1st all-sports daily newspaper, ceases publication
1993 - "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" closes at Booth NYC after 232 perfs
1993 - 39th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan
1993 - Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani re-elected president of Iran
1993 - YokoZuna beats Hulk Hogan to become WWF champ
1994 - Chicago Cub 2nd baseman Ryne Sandberg, retires due to poor play, he forfeits $15.7 million of his $25 million contract
WWF Wrestler Hulk HoganWWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan 1994 - Don Mattingly plays 1st base 1,469 game for Yankees (2nd most)
1994 - A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blames recklessness by Exxon and Captain Joseph Hazelwood for the Exxon Valdez disaster, allowing victims of the oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages.
1995 - Indians' Dennis Martinez no-hits Balt 11-0
1995 - NJ Devils beat Phila Flyers, to go to their 1st Stanley Cup finals
1996 - Freeman in Montana give up to FBI after 81 days
1996 - The Montana Freemen surrender after an 81-day standoff with FBI agents.
1997 - 51st NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Utah Jazz 4, games to 2
1997 - Jurors in Oklahoma City bombing trial sentence Timothy McVeigh to death
1997 - Red Wings Vladimir Konstantinov & Slava Fetisov hurt in car crash
1997 - American fugitive Ira Einhorn is arrested in France for the murder of Holly Maddux after 16 years on the run, though he would not return for another four years.
MLB Pitcher Dennis MartínezMLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez 2000 - Italy pardons Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981.
2000 - President Kim Dae Jung of South Korea meets Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang.
2000 - Samuel L. Jackson is honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
2001 - 35th TNN & CMT Country Weekly Music Awards: George Strait, Faith Hill & Alan Jackson wins
2002 - The United States of America withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
2002 - Scotty Bowman wins his 9th Stanley Cup as a coach, an NHL record, and retires
2004 - 50th LPGA Championship won by Annika Sörenstam
2005 - A jury in Santa Maria, California acquits pop singer Michael Jackson of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch.
King of Pop Michael JacksonKing of Pop Michael Jackson 2007 - The Al Askari Mosque is bombed again.
2007 - First large scale exhibition of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's work in Mexico opens at Palacio de Bellas Artes on the 100th anniversary of her birth
2010 - 64th Tony Awards: Memphis & Red win
2011 - Christchurch, New Zealand is hit by another strong earthquake measuring magnitude 6.3
2012 - A series of bombings across Iraq kill 93 and wound 300 people
2012 - San Francisco Giants' Matt Cain pitches first perfect game in the franchise's history against the Houston Astros

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 227

1934 - Lady Annabel Goldsmith, English socialite
1935 - Aleksandr Alekseyevich Kiselyov, Russia, cosmonaut
1935 - Christo [Javacheff], Bulgaria, artist, wrapper (Running Fence)
1935 - Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebonnt, French artist
1935 - Samak Sundaravej, Thai 25th Prime Minister (former)
1937 - Eleanor Holmes Norton, Wash DC, lawyer/(Rep-D-DC)
1938 - Carole Jo Callison, LPGA golfer
1938 - Gwynne Howell, British opera singer
1938 - Peter Michael, English electronic manufacturer (UEI, Paintbox)
1939 - Tom Cheek, American baseball player (d. 2005)
1940 - Bobby Freeman, SF, rocker (Do You Want to Dance)
1941 - Robert Forester, actor (Banyon, Nakia), born in Rochester, New York
1941 - Tom Hallick, actor (Search), born in Buffalo, New York
1941 - Esther Ofarim, Israeli singer
1941 - Marcel Lachemann, American baseball player
1942 - James Carr, US, gospel singer (To Love Somebody)
1943 - Edward Skorek, Poland, volleyball player (Olympic-gold-1976)
1943 - Malcolm McDowell, Leeds England, actor (Clockwork Orange, Caligula)
1944 - Joe Amato, NHRA top fuel drag racing champion (1991)
1945 - Ronald J Grabe, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 51-J, 30, 42, 57), born in NYC, New York
1945 - Whitley Strieber, American author
1946 - Danny Klein, rocker
1947 - Daniel P A "Danie" Schutte, South African underminister of Justice
1947 - Jerrold Nadler, (Rep-D-NY)
1947 - Peter Holm, boyfriend of Joan Collins
1948 - Garnet Bailey, Canadian ice hockey player and executive (d. 2001)
1948 - Joe Roth, American executive, producer and film director
1949 - Dennis Locorriere, Union City NJ, rock guitarist (Dr Hook)
1950 - Michael Stark, Australian actor
1950 - Gerd Zewe, German footballer
1951 - Jonathan Hogan, actor (House on Carroll St), born in Chicago, Illinois
1951 - Liz Phillips, composer
1951 - Richard Thomas, New York City, American actor (John Boy-Waltons, Last Summer, Johnny Belinda)
1951 - Stellan Skarsgard, Swedish actor (Breaking the Waves)
WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike WeaverWBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver (1951) 1951 - Mike Weaver, Gatesville Texas, WBA World Heavyweight Champion
1952 - Tony Bruno, American talkshow host
1952 - Jean-Marie Dedecker, Belgian politician and former judoka
1953 - Bo Donaldson (Billy Don't Be a Hero)
1953 - Tim Allen, comedian (Tim-Home Improvement, Jungle2Jungle), born in Denver, Colorado
1954 - Bo [Robert] Donaldson, rock vocalist (Billy Don't Be a Hero)
1954 - Daniel Seemiller, Pitts, US Olympic table tennis player (Olympic-92)
1954 - Jorge Santana, rocker (Malo)
1954 - Andrzej Lepper, Polish politician
1954 - Rita Cadillac, Brazilian dancer
1955 - Alan Hansen, Scottish football pundit
1959 - Steve Georganas, Australian politician
1962 - Hannah Storm, sports journalist (CNN, NBC)
Actor Tim AllenActor Tim Allen (1953) 1962 - Karen Kurreck, Urbana Ill, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1962 - Mark Frankel, actor (Leon the Pig Farmer)
1962 - Davey Hamilton, American racing driver
1963 - Bettina Bunge, Switz, tennis player (Virginia Slims of California 1983)
1963 - Catarina Lindqvist, Sweden, tennis player (Swedish Open 1986)
1963 - Edward Sturing, soccer player (Vitesse)
1963 - Jeff Brehaut, Mountain View CA, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Alabama-3rd)
1963 - Josef Heiss, Garmisch GER, hockey goaltender (Team Germany 1998)
1963 - Randy Gilhen, Zweibrucken Ger, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
1963 - Paul De Lisle, American musician (Smash Mouth)
1964 - Jennifer Gillom, WNBA center/forward (Phoenix Mercury/Oly-gold-1988)
1964 - Sarunas Marciulionis, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings)
1964 - Christian Wilhelm Berger, Romanian composer
1965 - Maninder Singh, cricketer (Indian leftarm spinner in 35 Tests 1982-93)
1965 - Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca
1965 - Lukas Ligeti, Austrian composer and drummer
1966 - Thyme Lewis, SF California, actor (Jonah-Days of our Lives)
1966 - Grigori Perelman, Russian mathematician
1966 - Naoki Hattori, Japanese racing driver
1967 - Darren Baker, Chambersburg PA, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1968 - Bruce Beaton, CFL corner (Montreal Alouettes)
1968 - Deniece Peterson, rocker (5 Star-Silk & Steel)
1968 - David Gray, British musician
1968 - Fabio Baldato, Italyan cyclist
1969 - Jamie Walters, actor/singer (Heights, Beverly Hills 90210, Shout)
1969 - Robert Harris, NFL defensive end (NY Giants)
1969 - Søren Nystrøm Rasted
1969 - Svetlana Krivelyova, Russian athlete
1970 - Chris Cairns, cricketer (son of Lance, NZ all-rounder)
1970 - Lance Ringnald, US gymnist (Olympic-92), born in Des Moines, Iowa
1970 - Shaun Young, cricketer (Tasmanian all-rounder, Young Aust 1995)
1970 - Rivers Cuomo, American musician (Weezer)
1970 - Mikael Ljungberg, Swedish wrestler (d. 2004)
1971 - Broderick nonuplets, Sydney Australia
1971 - David Mendenhall, actor (Over the Top, Space Raiders, Witchfire)
1971 - Lauri Marie Gapp, Miss USA-North Dakota (1997)
1972 - Sale Isaia, OL (Baltimore Ravens)
1972 - Natalie MacMaster, Canadian musician
1973 - Ines Gorrochategui, Cordoba Arg, tennis star (1991 Futures-Brindisi)
1973 - Kano Hills, tackle (New Orleans Saints)
1973 - Sam Adams, NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
1973 - Ville Laihiala, Finnish musician (Sentenced, Poisonblack)
1973 - Kasia Kowalska, Polish pop rock singer
1974 - Elli Overton, Canada, Australian swimmer (Olympics-5th-92, 96)
1974 - Harvey Esajas, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
1974 - Valeri Bure, Moscow Russia, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens, Oly-S-98)
1974 - Selma Björnsdóttir, Icelandic singer
1974 - Steve-O, American television personality
1974 - Brande Roderick, American actress
1974 - Takahiro Sakurai, Japanese voice actor
1975 - Dave Roche, Lindsay, NHL left wing (Pitts Penguins)
1975 - Johannes Grenzfurthner, Austrian artist, writer, curator and director
1975 - Riccardo Scimeca, English footballer

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