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June 6th In Pop Culture History

1844 - The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) was founded in London.

1882 (Cyclone) More than 100,000 people in Bombay, India were killed.

1889 - The Great Seattle Fire destroyed 25 blocks of downtown Seattle.

1912 (Volcano Eruption) Novarupta

June 6, 1920 (fiction) Doctor Ivo Shandor founded the Cult of Gozer, Ghostbusters, Film

1933 - America's first drive-in opened near Camden, New Jersey, opened today. The first feature was a 1932 film, Wives Beware, and admission was 25 cents per car and an additional 25 cents per person.

1942 - The first parachute jump in the US using a nylon parachute was made by Adeline Gray, in Hartford, Connecticut.

June 6, 1944 Birthday (fictional) Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump, Film

1944 - D-Day: the day the Allied powers crossed the English Channel and landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, turning the tide of the war against Germany.

1948 - BBC Television began broadcasting again for the first time since 1939.

1964 #1 Hit June 6, 1964 - June 26, 1964: The Dixie Cups - Chapel of Love

1964 - The Rolling Stones made their American TV debut on The Hollywood Palace.

1971 - The Ed Sullivan Show aired for the final time on CBS.

1983 - Reading Rainbow premiered on PBS

1987 #1 Hit June 6, 1987 - June 12, 1987: Kim Wilde - You Keep Me Hangin' On

1997 - Farrah Fawcett made a bizarre appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman. She went on long tirades and story-telling sprees that made little to no sense and was distracted by blinking lights in the studio.

1998 #1 Hit June 6, 1998 - September 4, 1998: Brandy & Monica - The Boy Is Mine

1998 - Sex and The City premiered on HBO

2002 - A near-Earth asteroid, estimated at 30 feet in diameter, exploded over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya.

2005 - In Gonzales v. Raich, the US Supreme Court upheld a federal law banning cannabis, including medical marijuana.

2015 #1 Hit June 6, 2015 - July 24, 2015: Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar - Bad Blood

June 6th Celebrity Birthdays

Learned At The Movies:

Jimmy Jam (1959)
Danny Strong (1974)
Dalai Lama (1935)
Uncle Kracker (1974)
Robert Englund (1947)
Harvey Fierstein (1954)
Paul Giamatti (1967)
Kirk Kerkorkian (1917)
Maria Montez (1912)
If you need to to pass yourself off as a German officer, it will not be necessary to speak the language - a German accent will do!

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