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June 1

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
2003Actor Richard Chamberlain (Dr. Kildare, The Thorn Birds), 69, reveals he is gay in a TV interview broadcast on Dateline NBC.
1997Malcolm X's widow, Betty Shabazz, dies in an apartment fire in Yonkers, NY.
1990CNN, the Cable News Network, makes its debut.
1975California Angels pitcher Nolan Ryan hurls the fourth no-hitter of his career.
1968Helen Keller, blind and deaf author-lecturer, dies at age 87 at her home in Westport, Connecticut.
1958Charles de Gaulle becomes premier of France.
1944The noontime siesta, or nap, period for workers is abolished by the Mexican government.
1943Actor Leslie Howard is killed when a civilian flight from Lisbon to London is shot down by the Germans, during WWII.
1868James Buchanan, 15th president of the US, dies near Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
1813Captain James Lawrence, commanding the US warship Chesapeake, coins the phrase "Don't give up the ship," as his crew fights valiantly against a British frigate.
1796Tennessee becomes the 16th state of the US.
1792  Kentucky becomes the 15th state to join the US.

Born today:

1974  Alanis Morissette - singer

1968  Jason Donovan - singer

1963  Alan Wilder - keyboardist, singer (Depeche Mode)

1963  Mike Joyce - drummer (The Smiths)

1957  Lorna Patterson - actress

1956  Lisa Hartman Black - actress

1953  Ronnie Dunn - country singer (Brooks & Dunn)

1950  Graham Russell - singer (Air Supply)

1949  Powers Boothe - actor

1948  Tom Sneva - auto racer (1983 Indy 500 winner)

1947  Ron Wood - guitarist (The Rolling Stones, Small Faces)

1947  Jonathan Pryce - actor

1941  Dean Chance - baseball pitcher (Cy Young Award: 1964)

1940  Rene Auberjonois - actor

1939  Cleavon Little - actor

1937  Morgan Freeman - actor

1934  Pat Boone - singer, actor

1930  Edward Woodward - actor

1926  Inside Marilyn Monroe by John Gilmore (2007 Ferine Books)  

Marilyn Monroe - actress
(photo credit: Ferine Books)

1926  Andy Griffith - actor

1921  Nelson Riddle - conductor

1890  Frank Morgan - actor

1878  John Masefield - poet

1801  Brigham Young - Mormon church leader


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