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Saturday, March 6, 2021.

World events on this day in the Menzies Era
  • 1950 - Silly Putty invented
  • 1951 - Belgium extends conscription to 24 months
  • 1953 - Malenkov becomes chairman of the USSR
  • 1955 - Dutch premiere of Samuel Becketts' "Waiting for Godot"
  • 1955 - Jackie Pung wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open
  • 1957 - Ghana (formerly Gold Coast) declares independence from UK
  • 1959 - 11st Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr
  • 1959 - Farthest radio signal heard (Pioneer IV, 400,000 miles)
  • 1960 - President Sukarno disbands Indonesia's parliament
  • 1961 - 1st London minicabs introduced
  • 1961 - Dutch Queen Juliana celebrates 12 year govt jubilee
  • 1961 - Dutch guilder revalued 4.74%
  • 1962 - St Louis vote to build a new downtown stadium for the Cardinals
  • 1962 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1962 - US promise Thailand assistance against communist aggression
  • 1964 - Constantine succeeds Paul I as king of Greece
  • 1964 - Elijah Muhammad renames Cassius Clay, Muhammad Ali
  • 1964 - Liz Taylor's 4th divorce (Eddie Fisher)
  • 1964 - Tom O'Hara runs world record mile (3:56.4)
  • 1965 - "How to Succeed in Business" closes at 46th St NYC after 1415 perfs
  • 1965 - 1st nonstop helicopter crossing of North America, JR Willford
  • 1965 - Bruce Taylor hits 105 for NZ v India in 1st Test Cricket innings
  • 1966 - Barry Sadlers' "Ballad of the Green Berets" becomes #1 (13 weeks)
  • 1967 - 2nd Academy of Country Music Awards
  • 1967 - Jimmy Hoffa enters Lewisburg Federal Prison
  • 1967 - Muhammad Ali is order by selective service to be inducted
  • 1967 - Stalin's daughter Svetlana Allilujeva asks for political asylum in US
  • 1967 - WACS TV channel 25 in Dawson, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 - Beatles release "Let it Be" in UK
  • 1971 - Test Cricket debut of Sunil Gavaskar, v West Indies at Port-of-Spain
  • 1972 - Jack Nicklaus, passes Arnold Palmer as golf's all-time money winner
  • 1972 - Keswick to Penrith railway officially closes