TODAY IN HISTORY
June 2, 2015
On this day,
1998- California voters approve Proposition 227, requiring all schoolchildren to be taught in English
1997- Timothy McVeigh is convicted of murder and conspiracy charges in the Oklahoma City bombing.
-Jazz trumpeter Adolphus “Doc” Cheatham dies at the age of 92.
1995- Country star Travis Tritt is treated overnight at a Nashville hospital for exhaustion and dehydration after collapsing at a recording studio.
-U-S Air Force F-16 pilot Scott O’Grady is shot down over Bosnia. (He is rescued six days later.)
1992- Rapper Freedom Williams sues C and C Music factory and its leaders, David Cole and Robert Clivilles for 10 million dollars claiming fraud and breach of contract.
1987- President Reagan nominates Alan Greenspan as chairman of the Federal Reserve.
-Classical guitarist Andres Segovia dies at the age of 94. He earns a Grammy lifetime achievement award in 1986.
1985- Tears for Fears top the charts with their hit, “Everybody Wants To Rule the World.”
1979- Pope John Paul the Second makes the first ever papal visit to a communist country when he visits his native Poland.
1975- John Denver goes to number one with his cult hit of sorts, “Thank God I’m a Country Boy. “
1967- The Beatles release “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Band.”
1964- The Rolling Stones make their debut performance in the U-S in Lynn, Massachusetts.
1954- Kitty Kallen has the top song in the nation with her hit, “Little Things Mean a Lot.”
1953- Queen Elizabeth the Second is crowned 16 months after the death of her father, King George the Sixth.
1946- Italians vote to set up a republic government and not return to a monarchy. The day is celebrated every year as Republic day.
1941- Baseball legend Lou Gehrig dies in New York of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a disease that will eventually take his name.
1897- Mark Twain informs the New York press the reports of his death have been “greatly exaggerated.”
1886- President Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom in a ceremony at the White House.
1979 – Actress Morena Baccarin
1978- Actress Nikki Cox
– Actor Justin Long
– Actor Dominic Cooper
1977- Actor Zachary Quinto
1972- Comedian Wayne Brady
1960- Race car driver Kyle Petty
1955- Comedian Dana Carvey
1954- Actor Dennis Haysbert (“24”)
1948- Actor Jerry Mathers (The Beav on “Leave it to Beaver”)
1944- Composer Marvin Hamlisch
1943- Actor, Producer Charles Haid
1941- Actor Stacey Keach, Titus.
1936- Actress Sally Kellerman
1904- Johnny Weissmuller
1740- Marquis de Sade, the term Sadism is derived from his name.