TODAY IN HISTORY
June 8, 2015
On this day,
1999- President Clinton unveils a new set of restrictions intended to make it harder for teenagers to sneak into R-rated movies.
1998- Actor Charlton Heston is elected president of National Rifle Association.
1995- U-S forces announce they have rescued American pilot Scott O’Grady. O’Grady had been on the ground in Bosnia for six days after his F-16 was shot down.
1991- Bruce Springsteen marries guitarist Patti Scialfa.
1986- Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald top the charts with their hit, “On My Own.”
1982- President Ronald Reagan becomes the first U-S President to address a joint session of the British Parliament.
1973- Johnny Unitas leaves the Baltimore Colts after 16 NFL seasons to finish his career with the San Diego Chargers.
1970- The Beatles go to number one with their hit, “Long and Winding Road.”
1969- Yankee slugger Mickey Mantle formally retires from baseball, and the Yankees retire his number, seven.
1968- Presidential candidate Robert Kennedy is buried days after being shot by Sirhan Sirhan, a Jordanian fanatic, at a nomination celebration.
– Authorities announce they have captured James Earl Ray, killer of Martin Luther King Junior, in London.
1950- Boston Red Sox fans witness a record as Al Zarilla hits four doubles in one game.
1948- Milton Berle stars on the T-V show “Texaco Star Theatre.”
1947- Lassie is heard for the first time on radio as a 15-minute show on A-B-C radio.
1927- Paul Whiteman and his orchestra, featuring Henry Busse on the trumpet, record their hit, “When Day is Done.”
1915- U-S Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan resigns after disagreeing about how to handle the sinking of the Lusitania.
1872- Congress authorizes the penny postal card.
1869- Ives McGaffey patents the suction vacuum cleaner.
1845- President Andrew Jackson dies in Tennessee.
1786- Commercial ice cream is manufactured for the first time.
632- The Muslim prophet Mohammed dies.
1977- Rapper Kanye West
1970- Actress Kelli Williams
1966- Actress Julianna Margulies
1962- Duran Duran member Nick Rhodes
1960- Simply Red lead singer Mick Hucknall
1958- Actor Keenen Ivory Wayans
1957- Dilbert creator Scott Adams
1953- Singer Bonnie Tyler, “Total Eclipse of the Heart”
1950- Drummer Alex Van Halen, Van Halen
1944- Musician Boz Scaggs
1942- Singer Chuck Negron, “Three Dog Night”
1940- Singer Nancy Sinatra.
1937- Comedienne Joan Rivers.
1927- Actor Jerry Stiller
1925- Former First Lady Barbara Bush.
1869- Architect Frank Lloyd Wright.