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June 3

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
2001Actor Anthony Quinn dies in a Boston hospital at age 86.
2000  William Simon, former US Treasury Secretary and Energy Secretary, dies in Santa Barbara, California, at age 72.
1989Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini dies.

Pope John Paul II

 Pope John Paul II returns to the Vatican, after a three week hospital stay to recover from
 an unsuccessful assassination attempt.
 (photo credit: NARA)

1972The Rolling Stones begin a 32-date North American concert tour, with a show in Vancouver, Canada.
Did you know? This tour would bring in $4 million; at the time, the highest-grossing concert tour ever.

1968Op-art creator Andy Warhol is shot and badly wounded at his studio in New York City.
1965Gemini 4 astronaut Edward White makes the first space walk by an American.
1963Pope John XXIII dies at the age of 81.
1959The first cadet class graduates from the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
1948The 200-inch telescope at the Mount Palomar Observatory is dedicated.
1937The Duke of Windsor, who as King Edward VIII had abdicated the British throne, marries Wallis Warfield Simpson.
1899Composer Johann Strauss II dies in Vienna, at age 73.
1875French composer and pianist Georges Bizet dies in Paris, at age 38.
1851The New York Knickerbockers baseball club becomes the first pro baseball team to wear uniforms.
1621The Dutch West India Company is chartered for New Netherlands, now known as New York.

Born today:

1964  Kerry King - guitarist (Slayer)

1958  Scott Valentine - actor

1956  Danny Wilde - singer, guitarist (The Rembrandts)

1954  Dan Hill - singer

1952  Billy Powell - keyboardist (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

1951  Deniece Williams - singer

1950  Suzi Quatro - singer

1947  Michael Burton - swimmer (Olympic Gold medals: 1968, 1972)

1946  Mott the Hoople: Mott (Sony)  

Ian Hunter - singer (Mott the Hoople)
(photo credit: Sony)

1945  Hale Irwin - golfer

1944  The Byrds: Turn! Turn! Turn! (Sony)  

Mike Clarke - drummer (The Byrds)
(photo credit: Sony)

1943  Billy Cunningham - basketball player, coach

1942  Curtis Mayfield - singer (The Impressions)

1934  Jim Gentile - baseball player

1929  Chuck Barris - TV game show producer

1927  Boots Randolph - saxophonist

1926  Allen Ginsberg - beat poet

1925  Tony Curtis - actor, father of actress Jamie Lee Curtis

1924  Colleen Dewhurst - actress

1901  Maurice Evans - actor

1878  Barney Oldfield - auto racer

1865  George V - King of England

1808  Jefferson Davis - Confederate president


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