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Friday, June 18, 2021.

World events on this day in the Menzies Era
  • 1949 - "Along Fifth Avenue" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 180 perfs
  • 1950 - Cleve Indians score 14 runs in 1st inning, beat A's 21-2
  • 1951 - De Gaulle wins French parliamentary election
  • 1953 - Egypt proclaimed a republic, General Neguib becomes president
  • 1953 - USAF C124 Globemaster crashes near Tokyo killing 129 servicemen
  • 1953 - Eugene Stephens is 1st to get 3 hits & Red Sox score 17 runs in 1 Inning (7th) Red Sox beat Detroit 23-3
  • 1954 - Pierre MendŠs-France forms French government
  • 1955 - "3 for Tonight" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 85 performances
  • 1956 - Last of foreign troops leaves Egypt as Brits leave Suez Canal
  • 1957 - John Diefenbacker (C) takes office as PM of Canada
  • 1959 - 1st telecast transmitted from England to US
  • 1960 - "Destry Rides Again" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 472 perfs
  • 1960 - 60th US Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots 280 at Cherry Hills in Denver
  • 1960 - Giants hire Tom Sheehan as baseball's oldest debuting manager (66)
  • 1960 - Real Madrid wins 5th Europe Cup 1
  • 1961 - CBS radio cancels Gunsmoke
  • 1961 - KBMT TV channel 12 in Beaumont, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1961 - Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
  • 1963 - 3,000 blacks boycott Boston public school
  • 1964 - African Groundnut Council forms in Dakar
  • 1967 - 67th US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots 275 at Baltusrol GC NJ
  • 1967 - Houston Don Wilson no-hits Atlanta Braves, 2-0
  • 1967 - Monterey International Pop Festival rocks Southern California
  • 1967 - Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open
  • 1968 - Supreme Court bans racial discrimination in sale & rental of housing
  • 1972 - 72nd US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 290 at Pebble Beach Calif
  • 1972 - BEA Trident crashes after takeoff from Heathrow killing 118
  • 1972 - West Germany wins soccer world championship
  • 1972 - US Supreme Court, 5-3, confirms lower court rulings in Curt Flood case, upholding baseball's exemption from antitrust laws