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Thursday, June 21, 2018.

World events on this day in the Menzies Era
  • 1950 - Joe DiMaggio gets his 2,000th hit
  • 1951 - "17" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 180 performances
  • 1951 - Patty Berg wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
  • 1951 - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Evangelii praecones
  • 1952 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
  • 1954 - John Landy runs world record mile (3:58.0)
  • 1956 - Anti-protons detected in the atmosphere
  • 1956 - German DR frees almost 19,000 prisoners
  • 1956 - Oriole Connie Johnson beats WS Jack Harshman (1-0) in dual 1 hitters
  • 1958 - French franc devalues
  • 1960 - Armin Hary runs world record 100m (10.0)
  • 1962 - USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 75,190 m
  • 1963 - Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) succeeds John XXIII
  • 1964 - Beckwith arrested for murder of Medger Evers, found guilty 30 yr later
  • 1964 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Lady Carling Eastern Golf Open
  • 1964 - Phillies Jim Bunning pitches perfect game (Mets) on Fathers day, in 2nd game of DH, Mets get 3 hits, 3 being fewest hits in NL DH
  • 1964 - 3 civil rights workers-Michael H Schwerner Andrew Goodman & James E Chaney-disappeared after release from a Mississippi jail
  • 1965 - 65th US Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 282 at Bellerive CC in St Louis
  • 1966 - Queen Juliana opens Coen tunnel in Amsterdam
  • 1967 - Yanks take 5-3 lead in 11th & lose 6-5, in 2nd game Red Sox lead 3-2 in 9th & Yanks beat them 6-3
  • 1968 - Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren resigns
  • 1969 - 1st reported hearing of pirate radio WGHP (With God's Help Peace)
  • 1969 - Dmitri Shostakovitch's 14th Symphony, premieres in Moscow
  • 1969 - John Pennel pole vaults world record (5.45 m)
  • 1969 - Zager & Evans release "In the Year 2525"
  • 1970 - 70th US Golf Open: Tony Jacklin shoots a 281 at Hazeltine Natl Minn
  • 1970 - Brazil beats Italy, 4-1, to win soccer's World Cup (in Mexico City)
  • 1970 - Detroit's Cesar Gutierrez goes 7-for-7 to tie a record set in 1892
  • 1970 - Judy Rankin wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
  • 1971 - 50,000 attend Celebration of Life, rock concert, McCrea Louisiana
  • 1971 - 71st US Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 280 at Merion GC in Ardmore PA
  • 1971 - Indians Ken Harrelson retires from baseball to play pro golf
  • 1971 - Intl Court of Justice asks South-Africa to pull out of Namibia