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Today In History – Goodbye to Andy Griffith


1775 Washington takes command of Continental Army at Cambridge, Mass
1938 President Franklin Roosevelt dedicates the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and lights the eternal flame at Gettysburg Battlefield.
1989 – The movie “Batman,” set record of quickest $100 million (10 days)


1947 Betty Buckley, Big Springs Tx, actress (Abby-8 is Enough, 1776, Cats)
1947 – Dave Barry, American humorist and author
1958 Aaron Tippin, Pensacola Fl, singer (You’ve Got to Stand for Something)
1962 – Tom Cruise, Syracuse, actor (Risky Business, Jerry MaGuire, Rainman)
1994 Actress Natasha Richardson (31) weds actor Liam Neeson (42) at a private ceremony in New York
2004 Actress Tori Spelling (31) weds actor-writer Charlie Shanian (35) at her parents 56,000-square foot mansion in Bel Air, California


1971 Jim Morrison, rock singer (Doors), dies of heart failure at 27
1993 Don Drysdale, American Major League Baseball player, dies of a heart attack at 56
1993 – “Curly” Joe DeRita, last of Three Stooges, dies of pneumonia at 83
2012 Andy Griffith,American actor, dies from a heart attack at 86

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