Today in History for 18th June 2019

Historical Events

1892 – Macadamia nuts 1st planted in Hawaii
1940 – German occupiers slaughter cattle, pigs and chickens
1941 – Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
1959 – New York City premiere of the film version of Kathryn Hulme’s “The Nun’s Story”
1986 – Papua New Guinea score 9-455 in 60 overs v Gibraltar, ICC Trophy
1995 – US Open Men’s Golf, Shinnecock Hills GC: Corey Pavin wins his only major championship, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Greg Norman of Australia

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Famous Birthdays

1581 – Thomas Overbury, poet (baptized)
1896 – Blanche Sweet, American actress (Home Sweet Home, Avenging Conscience), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
1920 – Ian Carmichael, British actor (Private’s Progress, I’m All Right Jack), born in Hull, England (d. 2010)
1947 – Douglas Young, composer
1969 – Vito LoGrasso, American professional wrestler
1986 – Richard Madden, Scottish actor (Games of Thrones, Cinderella), born in Elderslie, Scotland

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Famous Deaths

1815 – Guillaume Philibert Duhesme, French general (b. 1766)
1853 – Branko Radicevic, Serbian poet (1st Serbian Uprising), dies
1955 – Willy Burkhard, composer, dies at 55
1998 – Charles Korvin [Geza Korvin Karpathi], Austrian actor (Berlin Express, Ship of Fools), dies at 90
2002 – Jack Buck, American baseball announcer, dies at 77
2017 – Lord Joffe [Joel Goodman Joffe], South African-born British lawyer (instructing solicitor for Nelson Mandela’s defence team) and businessman, dies at 85

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