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June 12

Happy Birthday RIP Ascher “Weegee” Fellig(1899–1968) Annelies “Anne” Frank(1929–1945) James “Jim” Nabors(1930–2017) ; David Thornton–68 Jenilee Harrison–63 John Scott Thompson–62 Frances O’Connor–54 Jason Mewes–47 Michael Muhney–46 David Franco–36 ; 1967 – The United States Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declares all U.S. state laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional ; 1978 – David Berkowitz, the “Son of Sam” killer in New York City, is sentenced to 365 years in prison for six killings ; 2016, Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old security guard, killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in a mass shooting inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida

June 11

Happy Birthday RIP Raymon Cramton(“Chad Everett” 1937–2012) Jerome Silberman(“Gene Wilder” 1933–2016) ; Johnny Brown–84 Christina Crawford–82 Adrienne Barbeau–76 Peter Bergman–68 James “Hugh” Laurie–62 Peter Dinklage–52 Joshua Jackson Carter–43 Shia LaBeouf–35 Eugene Simon–29 ; 1935 – Inventor Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States at Alpine, New Jersey

June 10

Happy Birthday RIP “Judy Garland”(Francis Gumm 1922–1969) Prince Philip(Mountbatten)–1921–2021) ; Frankie Faison–72 Gina Gershon–59 Vincent Perez–57 Elizabeth Hurley–56 Faith Evans–49 Dustin Lance Black(Garrison)–47 Shannon Snaith(“Shane West”)–43 Jonathan Bennett–40 ; 1935 – Dr. Robert Smith takes his last drink, and Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio, United States, by him and Bill Wilson. ; 1947 – Saab produces its first automobile.

June 9

Happy Birthday RIP Cole Porter(1891–1964) Joseph Minieri(“Joe Santos” 1931–2016) ; Jacob Maza(“Jackie Mason”)–90 Michael Andrew “J” Fox–60 Johnny Depp II–58 Gloria Reuben–57 Joshua Hamilton–52 Matthew Bellamy–43 Andrew Walker–42 Natalie Portman(Hershlag)–40 ; 1934 – Donald Duck makes his debut in “The Wise Little Hen”

June 8

Happy Birthday RIP Joan Rivers(Molinsky 1933–2014) Gerald “Jerry” Stiller 1927–2020) Nancy Sinatra–81 William “Boz” Scaggs–77 Alan Scarfe–75 Kathy Baker–71 “Bonnie Tyler”(Gaynor Hopkins)–70 Keenen Ivory Wayans–63 Bernard White–62 Nicholas Rhodes(Bates)–59 Frank Grillo–56 Kevin Farley–56 Julianna Margulies–55 Daniel Futterman–54 Mark Feuerstein–50 Jessica Weixler–40 ; 1912 – Carl Laemmle incorporates Universal Pictures ; 1953 – The Supreme Court ruled that restaurants in the District of Columbia could not refuse to serve blacks

June 7

Happy Birthday RIP “Dean Martin”(Dino Crocetti 1917–1995) Jessica Tandy(1909–1994) Prince Nelson(1958–2016) ; Thomas Jones(Woodward)–81 “Jenny Jones”(Janina Stronski)–75 William “Liam” Neeson–69 Colleen Camp–68 William Forsythe–66 Karl-Heinz Urban–49 William “Bill” Hader–43 Michael Cera–33 “Iggy Azalea”(Amethyst Kelly)–31 ; 1909 – “Mary Pickford”(Gladys Smith) makes her screen debut at the age of 16 in “The Violin Maker of Cremona” ; 1982 – Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public; the bathroom where Elvis Presley died five years earlier is kept off-limits

June 6

Happy Birthday Robert Englund–74 Harvey Fierstein–67 Sandra Bernhard–66 Björn Borg–65 Colin Quinn–62 Jason Isaacs–58 Paul Giamatti–54 Sonya Walger–47 ; 1892 – Chicago ‘EL’ begins operation (Elevated Trains) ; 1933 – The first drive-in movie theater opened, in Camden County, N.J. ; 1968 – leaving a ballroom at The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles Robert F Kennedy turned to his left and shook hands with busboy Juan Romero just as Sirhan Sirhan, a 24-year-old Palestinian, opened fire. Kennedy was hit three times. He was taken to Good Samaritan and pronounced dead 26 hours later (today) after extensive surgical procedures failed. Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools was built and opened 2006 where the hotel was located and is 3 blocks from my home

June 5

Happy Birthday RIP Robert Lansing(Brown 1928–1994) “Peggy Stewart”(Margaret O’Rourke 1923–2019) ; Susan “Suze” Orman–70 Kenneth Gorelick(“Kenny G”)–65 Richard Butler–65 Ronald Livingston–54 Susan Lynch–50 Mark Wahlberg–50 Chad Allen Lazzari–47 Peter Wentz III–42 ; 1956 – Elvis Presley introduces his new single, “Hound Dog”, on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements. ; 1968 – Senator Robert F. Kennedy was shot and mortally wounded at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, Wilshire corridor, present day Koreatown. Palestinian gunman Sirhan Bishara Sirhan was immediately arrested. The hotel was demolished end of 2005 and high school erected on the grounds September 2010. It’s called Robert F Kennedy community schools

June 4

Happy Birthday RIP Catherine Rosalind Russell(1907–1976) William Dennis Weaver(1924–2006) John Sidney Blythe Barrymore Jr.(1932–2004) ; Bruce Dern–85 Michelle Phillips(Holly Gilliam)–77 Richard Stevenson Parker Jr–69 Keith David Williams–65 Eldra “El” DeBarge–60 Albert Brown III(“Al B Sure”)–53 Scott Wolf–53 Noah Wyle–50 Angelina Jolie Voight–46 Russell Brand–46 Todd “T.J.” Miller–40 ; 1919 – Women’s rights: The U.S. Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guarantees suffrage to women, and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification

June 3

Happy Birthday RIP “Josephine Baker”(Freda McDonald 1906–1975) Maurice Evans(1901–1989) Ellen Corby(Hansen 1911–1999) “Tony Curtis”(Bernard Schwartz 1925–2010) Chuck Barris(1929–2017) ; “Deniece Williams”(June Chandler)–71 Susan “Suzie” Plakson–63 Anderson Cooper–54 Jason Jones–48 ; 1889 – The first long-distance electric power transmission line in the United States is completed, running 14 miles (23 km) between a generator at Willamette Falls and downtown Portland, Oregon