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Historical Events

Events 1 - 75 of 75

2nd - 1980 movie "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" released in Germany
2nd - Toilet catches fire on Air Canada's DC-9, 23 die at Cincinnati
5th - 37th Tony Awards: Torch Song Trilogy & Cats win
5th - Alice Miller wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
5th - 82nd Men's French Open: Yannick Noah beats Mats Wilander (6-2, 7-5, 7-6)
5th - 82nd Women's French Open: Chris Evert beats Mima Jausovec (6-1, 6-2)
6th - 17th Music City News Country Awards: Marty Robbins & Roy Acuff
6th - Bottle with note of June 9, 1910 found in Queensland
6th - Emmy 10th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 4th time
6th - Li Xiannian becomes pres/Deng Xiaoping supreme commander of China PR
6th - Nicaragua expels 3 US diplomats
6th - Twins draft pitcher Tim Belcher #1
6th - "Octopussy", 13th James Bond film, starring Roger Moore, Maud Adams and Louis Jourdan premieres in London
6th - Betty White becomes 1st woman to win Outstanding Game Show Host at Daytime Emmy Awards for NBC's "Just Men"
7th - Steve Carlton temporarily passes Nolan Ryan with his 3,552 strike out
MLB Pitching Legend Nolan RyanMLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan 8th - "Trading Places", "Ghostbusters" & "Gremlins" premiere
8th - Charlos Vieira begins 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria, Portugal
8th - Marlies Gohr runs female European record 100m (10.81)
9th - 56th National Spelling Bee: Blake Giddens wins spelling purim
9th - Margaret Thatcher's Conservative Party wins British parliamentary election
9th - Zimbabwe win their 1st one-day cricket international, v Australia
11th - "Always Something There To Remind Me" by Naked Eyes peaks at #8
11th - "Cool Places" by Sparks & Jane Wiedlin peaks at #49
11th - "Faithfully" by Journey peaks at #12
11th - "My Love" by Lionel Richie peaks at #5
11th - "Theme From Doctor Detroit" by Devo peaks at #59
11th - "When I'm With You" by Sheriff peaks at #61
11th - 115th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Caveat wins in 2:27.8
Singer Lionel RichieSinger Lionel Richie 11th - Cards outfielder Lonnie Smith checks into a drug rehab
11th - Don Genalo needs just 3 of 5 pins to win Southern California Open bowling tournament, miscalculates his score & intentionally gutters his ball
11th - Zhu Jianhua of China set a new world record in high jump at 7-9 14
12th - 29th LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan
12th - Comet C/1983 (Sugano-Saigusa-Fujikawa) approaches 0.0628 AUs of Earth
12th - Winston Davis takes 7-51 in Cricket World Cup match v Australia
13th - Pioneer 10 becomes the 1st man-made object to leave the solar system
14th - 5 killed in a fire at a Ramada Inn in Fort Worth, Tx
15th - Cards trade Keith Hernandez to Mets for Neil Allen & Rick Ownbey
15th - Supreme Court struck down state & local restrictions on abortion
16th - Charlos Vieira completes 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria Portugal
16th - European Space Agency launches European Comm Satellite 1, Oscar 10
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 16th - Pope John Paul II visits Poland
16th - Ringo releases "Old Wave" album in West Germany
16th - USSR party leader Yuri Andropov elected president
17th - Ed Warren and Lorraine Warren exorcise a "werewolf demon" from Bill Ramsey, although the lack of photo or video evidence has called this claim into question
18th - "Pump Boys & Dinettes" closes at Princess Theater NYC after 573 perfs
18th - 7th Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2 launched-Sally Ride 1st US woman
18th - IRA's Joseph Doherty arrested in NYC
19th - Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
20th - 83rd US Golf Open: Larry Nelson shoots a 280 at Oakmont CC PA
20th - NY Yankee Bobby Murcer retires
20th - Iran moves into northern Iraq (casualties top 13,800 in ten days)
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Larry NelsonGolfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Larry Nelson 21st - Stephanie Kay Ashmore, of Alabama, 18, crowned America's Junior Miss
21st - Tennis ace Arthur Ashe undergoes double bypass heart surgery
22nd - "Monty Python's The Meaning of Life," released in France
22nd - 1st time a satellite is retrieved from orbit by Space Shuttle
22nd - NHL institutes a 5 minute sudden death overtime period
23rd - Syria throws out PLO leader Arafat
23rd - US Supreme Court ruled Congress could not veto presidential decisions
23rd - Solidarity leader Lech Walesa meets Pope John Paul II during papal visit to Poland
24th - 7th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2 lands at Edwards AFB
24th - Don Sutton becomes 8th pitcher to strikeout 3,000 batters
25th - "Evita" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 1568 performances
25th - India beat West Indies by 43 runs to win Cricket World Cup
25th - Udo Beyer of East Germany sets record for shot put, 22.22 m
26th - "Loving" premieres on TV
Tennis Player Arthur AsheTennis Player Arthur Ashe 26th - "Show Boat" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 73 performances
26th - Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
27th - Highest price paid for painting by a living artist 960,200 pounds - Miro
27th - Mariners bat out of order against White Sox in 2nd inning
27th - NASA launches space vehicle S-205
27th - Soyuz T-9 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station
28th - Bridge section along I-95 in Greenwich, Ct collapsed kills 3
28th - NASA launches Galaxy-A
29th - Angel Cordero wins his 5,000th horse races
29th - Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 47 of 47

1st - Jake Silbermann, American actor
2nd - Christopher Higgins, American ice hockey player
2nd - Brooke White, American singer
4th - Emmanuel Eboué, Ivorian footballer
5th - Bill Bray, American baseball player
5th - Marques Colston, American football player
6th - Gemma Bissix, British actress
7th - Mark Lowe, American baseball player
8th - Kim Clijsters, Belgian tennis player
8th - Lee Harding, Australian punk-rock singer
8th - Mamoru Miyano, Japanese seiyuu
9th - Danny Richar, Dominican baseball player
Actress Leelee SobieskiActress Leelee Sobieski (10th) 10th - Leelee Sobieski, New York City, American actress (Deep Impact, Joan of Arc, Uprising)
11th - José Reyes, Dominican baseball player
11th - Chuck Hayes, American basketball player
12th - Josh Dies, American author and musician (Showbread)
12th - Bryan Habana, South African rugby player
12th - Christine Sinclair, Canadian soccer player
13th - Matt Allison, British racing driver
13th - Jason Spezza, Canadian hockey player
14th - John Stocco, American football player
14th - Louis Garrel, French actor
15th - Derek Anderson, American football player
15th - Julia Fischer, German violinist
15th - Laura Imbruglia, Australian musician
16th - Armend Dallku, Albanian footballer
17th - Connie Fisher, English stage actress
17th - Kazunari Ninomiya, Japanese singer and actor
17th - Lee Ryan, British singer (Blue)
19th - Mark Selby, British snooker player
20th - Darren Sproles, American football player
20th - Cherrie Ying, Hong Kong actress
20th - Josh Childress, American basketball player
NSA Contractor Edward SnowdenNSA Contractor Edward Snowden (21st) 21st - Edward Snowden, American NSA contractor who leaked classified information from the agency, born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina
23rd - Jason Berrent, American performer
23rd - Brooks Laich, Canadian ice hockey player
24th - John Lloyd Cruz, Filipino Actor
25th - Todd Cooper, British swimmer
27th - Alsou, Russian singer
27th - Dale Steyn, South African cricketer
27th - Evan Taubenfeld, American musician
28th - Maui Taylor, Filipino model and singer
29th - Aundrea Fimbres, American singer
30th - Brendon James, British drummer (Thirteen Senses)
30th - Marlin Jackson, American football player
30th - Patrick Wolf, British musician
30th - Cheryl Cole, British singer (Girls Aloud)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 4 of 4

Rock Vocalist Glenn FreyRock Vocalist Glenn Frey (17th) 17th - Singer and actor Glenn Frey (34) weds Janie Beggs
24th - "NBC Sports" sportscaster Bob Costas (31) weds Carole Randall Krumenacher
25th - Actor Denzel Washington (28) weds actress Pauletta Pearson (33)
29th - Producer Dick Wolf (36) weds Christine Marburg

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 19 of 19

1st - Anna Seghers, writer, dies at 82
1st - Charles Tham, of Saxon-Coburg-Gotha, count of Flanders/Prince, dies
2nd - Stan Rogers, musician, dies in aircraft fire
3rd - Miroslav "Standa" Bares, actress (Te Gkek Om Los te Lopen), dies at 60
3rd - Nanna, Rafi Khawar, Lollywood actor, Lahore
7th - Charles von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, Belgium prince, buried
7th - Daniele Amfiteatrov, composer, dies at 81
12th - Norma Shearer, actress (Escape, Romeo & Juliet), dies at 82
15th - Srirangam Srinivasarao, also known as Sri Sri, Telugu poet (b. 1910)
16th - James Arthur Calata, African National Congress (ANC) leader and Anglican clergyman, at 87
17th - Eelco N van Kleffens, Dutch min of Foreign affairs 1939-46, dies at 88
17th - Peter Mennin(i), US composer (Moby Dick), dies at 60
21st - Anton G J van de Velde, Flemish writer/director (Tijl), dies at 87
25th - Alberto Evaristo Ginastera, Argentine composer (Panambi), dies at 67
26th - Walter O'Keefe, songwriter/TV host (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 82
27th - Don Ida, balloonists, dies during a race
27th - Maxie Anderson, balloonists, dies during a race
30th - Bo Gentry, songwriter/producer, dies
30th - Mary Livingstone, [Sadye Marks] Comedienne, (Jack Benny), dies at 77

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