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Celebrate June 16

Today is June 16

Fresh Veggies Day
No Orange Clothes Day
National Hollering Contest Day
Cracker Jacks Day (Debuted 1893)
First Helicopter’s Flight (1922)
Lady and the Tramp Released (1955)
First Roller Coaster Opened (1884)

 

Food Holidays – National Fudge Day

 

My Favorite Fudge Recipes

 

Circus Animal Fudge

Today in History – Interesting Highlights  June 16

 

In the News 

  • 1884 – 1st roller coaster used (Coney Island NY)
  • 1896 – Temperature hits 127°F at Fort Mojave, Calif
  • 1903 – Pepsi Cola company forms

Music

  • 1978 – Ringo releases “Bad Boy” album; Wings releases “I’ve Had Enough”
  • 1983 – Ringo releases “Old Wave” album in West Germany

Movies/Television

  • 1947 – 1st network news-Dumont’s “News from Washington”
  • 1960 – “Psycho” opens in NY
  • 1966 – “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-in”” debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1989 – “Ghostbusters II” premieres
  • 1995 – “Batman Forever” opens with a record $528 million weekend

Sports

  • 1909 – Jim Thorpe makes his pro baseball pitching debut for Rocky Mount (ECL) with 4-2 win, this will cause him to forfeit his Olympic medals
  • 1968 – 68th US Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 275 at Oak Hill CC NY
  • 1992 – Jeff King is 5th to be thrown out twice trying to steal in an inning
  • 1996 – 50th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Seat Supersonic, 4 games to 2

Celebrities Birthdays

  • 1829 – Geronimo, Apache leader (d. 1909)
  • 1894 – Norman Kerry, Rochester NY, actor (Phantom of the Opera
  • 1932 – Ralph Robins, CEO (Rolls-Royce)
  • 1937 – Erich Segal, Brooklyn NY, author (Love Story, Oliver’s Story)
  • 1951 – John Salthouse,  (American Werewolf in London)
  • 1957 – Ian Buchanan, Scotland, actor (General Hospital, Gary Shandling Show)
  • 1982 – Matt Costa, American singer/songwriter



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