On This Day for 13th June (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 208

  • 1953 Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:18:40.2)
  • 1953 KOAA TV channel 5 in Pueblo-Colorado Spgs, CO (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1954 Cornerstone of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, laid in Bronx
  • 1955 Mercedes racing car kills 77 at Le Mans France
  • 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 1st European Cup: Real Madrid beats Stade Reims 4-3 at Paris
  • 1957 Mayflower II from Plymouth, England, reaches Plymouth Mass

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1957 Ted Williams becomes 1st ALer to have 2, 3-HR games in a season

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 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
  • 1965 Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • 1966 Supreme Court's Miranda decision; suspect must be informed of rights

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1967 Thurgood Marshall nominated as 1st black Supreme Court justice

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall
  • 1969 Mick Taylor leaves John Mayall Band & joins Rolling Stones
  • 1970 "In The Summertime" by Mungo Jerry hits #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

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1971 17th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
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"
  • 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

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1976 4th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Donna Caponi

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi

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1976 Bob Marley performs in Amsterdam

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley
  • 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 performances
  • 1979 Sioux nation receives $100 million in compensation for Black Hills SD

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1980 Billy Joel's "Glass Houses" hits #1

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel
  • 1980 Deborah Harry/Meat Loaf film, "Roadie," premieres

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1980 Paul McCartney releases "Waterfall"

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • 1980 Rep John Jenrette Jr (D-SC) indicted in "Abscam" investigation

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1980 UN Security Council calls for South Africa to free Nelson Mandela

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 1981 39 Unification church couples wed in Germany

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1981 Teenager fires 6 blanks at Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II

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1981 Tom Snyder interviews Charles Manson on "Tomorrow"

Murderer Charles Manson
Murderer
Charles Manson
  • 1982 28th LPGA Championship won by Jan Stephenson
  • 1982 Fahd becomes King of Saudi Arabia after King Khalid dies at 69
  • 1983 Pioneer 10 becomes the 1st man-made object to leave the solar system

Film-release-premierFilm Release

1985 "Prizzi's Honor", starring Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, and Anjelica Huston, is released

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1986 Pres Reagan criticizes South African state of emergency

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1988 George Harrison releases "This is Love"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 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)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1989 Jerry Lee Lewis gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
  • 1989 "Licence to Kill", 16th James Bond film, last directed by John Glen and starring Timothy Dalton premieres in London
  • 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 performances

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1993 39th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1993 Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani re-elected president of Iran

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1993 YokoZuna beats Hulk Hogan to become WWF champ

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • 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)
  • 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.

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1995 Indians' Dennis Martinez no-hits Balt 11-0

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez
  • 1995 NJ Devils beat Phila Flyers, to go to their 1st Stanley Cup finals
  • 1995 NHL Eastern Conference Final: New Jersey Devils beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2
  • 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.
  • 2000 Italy pardons Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981.

Conference-meetingMeeting of Interest

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.

Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-il
Supreme Leader of North Korea
Kim Jong-il

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

2000 Samuel L. Jackson is honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Music-awardsMusic Awards

2001 35th TNN & CMT Country Weekly Music Awards: George Strait, Faith Hill & Alan Jackson wins

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
  • 2002 The United States of America withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

2002 Scotty Bowman wins his 9th Stanley Cup as a coach, an NHL record, and retires

NHL Coach Scotty Bowman
NHL Coach
Scotty Bowman
  • 2004 50th LPGA Championship won by Annika Sörenstam

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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 Jackson
King 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 228

  • 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, lawyer/(Rep-D-DC), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1938 Carole Jo Callison, LPGA golfer
  • 1938 Gwynne Howell, British opera singer
  • 1938 Peter Michael, English electronic manufacturer (UEI, Paintbox)
  • 1938 Jean Cabut [Cabu], French caricaturist (Charlie Hebdo), born in Châlons-en-Champagne (d. 2015)
  • 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)

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1951 Mike Weaver, Gatesville Texas, WBA World Heavyweight Champion

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver
  • 1952 Tony Bruno, American talkshow host
  • 1952 Jean-Marie Dedecker, Belgian politician and former judoka
  • 1953 Bo Donaldson (Billy Don't Be a Hero)

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1953 Tim Allen, comedian (Tim-Home Improvement, Jungle2Jungle), born in Denver, Colorado

Actor Tim Allen
Actor
Tim Allen
  • 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
  • 1954 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigerian economist (Minister of Finance 2011-15), born in Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State
  • 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, actor (Jonah-Days of our Lives), born in San Franciso, California
  • 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

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Famous Divorces


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Famous Deaths


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