Today in History for 28th June 2018

Historical Events

1928 – Alfred E Smith (NY-Governor) nominated for US President at Democratic Convention
1957 – Reds’ fans stuff ballot box, electing 8 Reds as All Star starters
1973 – Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis and Althea Gibson elected
1973 – Lawsuit in Detroit challenges Little League’s “no girls” rule
2000 – Cuban exile Elián González returns to Cuba following a Supreme Court order.
2017 – China’s president, Xi Jinping begins 3 day trip to Hong Kong to mark 20 years since the territory handed back to China

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Famous Birthdays

1806 – Napoleon Coste, composer
1867 – Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer (6 Characters-Nobel 1934)
1885 – Berthold Viertel, writer
1935 – John Inman, English actor (d. 2007)
1964 – Stephanie Maynor, Chester England, golfer (1995 PING Welch’s-13th)
1966 – Mary Stuart Masterson, American actress (Some Kind of Wonderful), born in Houston, Texas

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Famous Deaths

1916 – Ştefan Luchian, Romanian painter (b. 1868)
1957 – Ede Poldini, Hungarian composer (La poupée valsante), dies at 88
1971 – Joseph Colombo, mobster, shot dead at 48
1982 – Gerard[us M] Rutten, director (Sterren stralen overal), dies
2006 – Lennie “Len” Weinrib, American comedian and actor (H.R. Pufnstuf, Bedknobs and Broomsticks), dies from a stroke at 71
2006 – Jim Baen, American sci-fi publisher and editor (b. 1943)

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