TODAY IN HISTORY - June 24th:

1938 - Instant coffee invented
1967 - Race riots in Detroit force postponement of Tigers-Orioles game
1969 - Apollo 11 returns to Earth
1978 - Billy Martin resigns as Yankee manager after "one is a born liar the other a convicted one" comment about Steinbrenner & Jackson

HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1951 - Lynda Carter, Phoenix Az, Miss USA (1973)/actress (Wonder Woman)
1958 - Pam Tills, Country music artist
1969 - Jennifer Lopez, Bronx New York, actress and pop singer (Selena)
1982 - Anna Paquin, oscar winning actress
1987 - Mara Wilson, actress

 

GOODBYE TO:

1980 - Peter Sellers, actor (Pink Panther, Mouse that Roared), dies at 54
2012 - Chad Everett, American actor, dies from lung cancer at 75
2012 - Sherman Hemsley, American Actor, dies from natural causes at 74

 

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