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
Baseball Player Ted WilliamsBaseball Player Ted Williams 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
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
First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood MarshallFirst Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall 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
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"
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
LPGA Golfer Donna CaponiLPGA Golfer Donna Caponi 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.
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
Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartneyMusician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney 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
1985 - "Prizzi's Honor", starring Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, and Anjelica Huston, is released
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 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
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison 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)
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
Country Singer Jerry Lee LewisCountry Singer Jerry Lee Lewis 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
1994 - Don Mattingly plays 1st base 1,469 game for Yankees (2nd most)
WWF Wrestler Hulk HoganWWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan 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
MLB Pitcher Dennis MartínezMLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez 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.
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
Actor Samuel L. JacksonActor Samuel L. Jackson 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.
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
King of Pop Michael JacksonKing of Pop Michael Jackson 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, Rochester NY, actor (Banyon, Nakia)
1941 - Tom Hallick, Buffalo NY, actor (Search)
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, NYC, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 51-J, 30, 42, 57)
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, Chicago IL, actor (House on Carroll St)
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, Denver Colorado, comedian (Tim-Home Improvement, Jungle2Jungle)
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
Actor Tim AllenActor Tim Allen (1953) 1954 - Rita Cadillac, Brazilian dancer
1955 - Alan Hansen, Scottish football pundit
1959 - Steve Georganas, Australian politician
1962 - Hannah Storm, sports journalist (CNN, NBC)
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, Des Moines Iowa, US gymnist (Olympic-92)
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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