Today in History for June 12th
June 12, 2015
On this day,
1997- Major League Baseball begins interleague play.
1994- Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are killed in L-A. Football great O.J. Simpson is later acquitted of criminal charges, but held liable in civil court.
1987- President Reagan visits Berlin and challenges Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall.”
1985- Professional Hockey’s Great One, Wayne Gretzky, earns his sixth Hart Trophy for Most Valuable Player in the N-H-L.
1978- David Berkowitz is sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for each of the six “Son of Sam” killings
1967- Supreme Court strikes down state laws prohibiting interracial marriages.
1963- Civil rights leader Medger Evers is fatally shot in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi.
1948- Golf legend Ben Hogan wins his first U-S Open.
1942- Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra join with the vocal talents of Billie Holliday on the song “Travelin’ Light.”
1939- The Baseball Hall of Fame is dedicated in Cooperstown, New York.
1935- Singer Ella Fitzgerald records her first song, “Love and Kisses,” for Brunswick Records.
1923- Harry Houdini frees himself from a straitjacket while suspended 40 feet in the air.
1880- Left-handed pitcher John Lee Richmond pitches the first ever perfect major league baseball game.
1839- Abner Doubleday reportedly creates the game of baseball in Cooperstown, New York.
1985 – Actor Dave Franco
1977 – Actor and comedian Richard Ayoade (I-T Crowd)
1967- Actress Sherry Stringfield
1957- Actor Timothy Busfield.
1943- Sportscaster Marv Albert.
-Musician Chick Corea
1932- Actor Jim Nabors, Gomer Pyle on the Andy Griffith Show.
1924- Former President George H. W. Bush.