Today in History for June 1968

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 70 of 70

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, D.C.
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
6th - Senator Robert F. 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.
US Attorney General Robert Francis KennedyUS Attorney General Robert Francis Kennedy 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 - UEFA European Championship: Italy defeat Yugoslavia 2-0 in Rome
8th - The body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
9th - Carol Mann wins LPGA Bluegrass Ladies Golf Invitational
9th - Yugoslav president Tito promises reforms
9th - 67th Men's French Open: Ken Rosewall beats Rod Laver (6-3, 6-1, 2-6, 6-2)
9th - 67th Women's French Open: Nancy Richey beats Ann Jones (5-7, 6-4, 6-1)
10th - "Danny Thomas Hour" last airs on NBC-TV
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy RicheyTennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey 10th - AL games at Balt & Chicago postponed honoring Robert F. 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
10th - 4h Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats France 20-2
12th - "What Makes Sammy Run?" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 540 perfs
12th - U.S. premiere of horror film "Rosemary's Baby", based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Ira Levin
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
Artist & Musician Yoko OnoArtist & Musician Yoko Ono 15th - "Yummy Yummy Yummy" by Ohio Express hits #4
16th - Mickey Wright wins LPGA "500" Ladies Golf Classic
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
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 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
21st - Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren resigns
21st - 18th Berlin International Film Festival: "Who Saw Him Die?" wins the Golden Bear
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
Jurist and Governor of California Earl WarrenJurist and Governor of California Earl Warren 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)
26th - Executive Council decides both AL & NL to divide into 2 divisions
United States Marines raise the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi, during the Battle of Iwo JimaUnited States Marines raise the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi, during the Battle of Iwo Jima

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
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 30th - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 74 of 74

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 - 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, American pursuit cyclist (Olympics-88, 96), born in Brooklyn, New York
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 F. 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
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
Author/Poet Salvatore QuasimodoAuthor/Poet Salvatore Quasimodo (14th) 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)
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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