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What happened today in history?
Blamepro's Almanac

for
June 30

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2001  Legendary country guitarist Chet Atkins dies at his Nashville, Tennessee, home at age 77.
 
1985Actor Yul Brynner steps down after 4,300 performances as the King of Siam in the hit Broadway musical The King and I.
 
1981The NBC television network names Grant Tinker to succeed outgoing president Fred Silverman.
 
1975Singer Cher marries country rocker Greg Allman.
 
1971The legal voting age in the US is lowered to age 18 as the 26th Amendment to the Constitution is ratified.
 
1971Three Soviet Cosmonauts are found dead inside their Soyuz 11 space capsule after returning to Earth.
 
1963Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) is crowned.
 
1962Sandy Koufax pitches a no-hitter as Los Angeles beats New York, 5-0.
 
1960Belgian Congo becomes the Democratic Republic of the Congo, upon gaining its independence.
 
1953The first Corvette Sting Ray automobile is produced by Chevrolet.
 
1952The soap opera The Guiding Light debuts on CBS-TV.
 
1936Margaret Mitchell's historical novel, Gone With The Wind, is published.
 
1921RCA (the Radio Corporation of America) is incorporated.
 

Born today:

1984  Fantasia Barrino: Fantasia (J-Records)  


Fantasia Barrino - R&B singer (2004 American Idol winner)
(photo credit: J-Records)
 

1969  Tom Drummond - rock bassist (Better Than Ezra)

1966  Mike Tyson - heavyweight boxing champ

1956  Adrian Wright - keyboardist (Human League)

1955  David Alan Grier - actor

1953  Hal Lindes - rhythm guitarist (Dire Straits)

1951  Andy Scott - guitarist (Sweet)

1947  William Atherton - actor

1944  Glenn Shorrock - singer (Little River Band)

1943  Florence Ballard - singer (The Supremes)

1936  Nancy Dussault - actress, TV host

1930  June Valli - singer

1927  Shirley Fry - tennis champ

1919  Susan Hayward - actress (Oscar® winner, 1958)

1917  Lena Horne (- singer

1768  Elizabeth Monroe - wife of 5th US president James Monroe

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Cancer (The Crab)   Cancer    

(The Crab)

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