Today in History June 10 2015

Today-In-HistoryToday in History June 10 2015



On this day,

2004- Ray Charles dies.

2002- Mob boss John Gotti dies in a prison hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

1999- Yugoslav troops begin leaving Kosovo, ending NATO’s air attacks on Serbian forces


1992- A federal judge takes singer Rod Stewart off the hook when he throws out a 25 million dollar palimony suit filed by Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kelly Emberg.

1985- Claus von Bulow is acquitted of charges that he tried to murder his wife, Sunny von Bulow

1983- Baseball Hall of Famer Johnny Bench announces his retirement.

1982- Addie “Mickey” Harris of The Shirelles dies of a heart attack at the age of 42.

1981- Singer Andy Gibb opens in the lead role in a Los Angeles production of “The Pirates of Penzance.”

1977- Martin Luther King assassin James Earl Ray escapes from prison.  He is recaptured three days later.

1976- Paul McCartney’s band, Wings, sets a record for an indoor concert crowd when the band draws 67-thousand-100 in Seattle.

1975- America tops the charts with their hit, “Sister Golden Hair.”

1972- Sammy Davis Junior tops the charts for the first time with his hit, “The Candy Man.”

1967- Israel and Syria agree to follow a United Nations-mandated cease fire, ending the Six-Day (Middle East) War.

1938- Hollywood Park opens in Inglewood, California.

1935- Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio.

1924- N-B-C radio covers a political convention on the radio for the first time ever.  Sports broadcaster Graham McNamee covers the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

1854- The first class of midshipmen graduates from the U-S Naval Academy.


2001- First Daughter Sasha Obama

1983- Actress Leelee Sobieski

1982- Skater Tara Lipinski


1965- Model Linda Evangelista

-Model Elizabeth Hurley

1963- Actress Jeanne Tripplehorn

1962- Actress Gina Gershon

1961- Singer Maxi Priest

1941- Singer Shirley Alston, The Shirelles.

1933- Lawyer F. Lee Bailey.

1928- Author Maurice Sendak, children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are.”

1922- Actress Judy Garland, Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz.”

1910- Bluesman Howlin’ Wolf is born Chester Burnett in West Point, Mississippi.

1889- Actress Hattie McDaniel, first African-American to win an Academy Award (for her role in Gone With the Wind.)

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