June 6 in Pop Culture History

June 6 in Pop Culture History

1844 – The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) was founded in London.

1882 (Cyclone) More than 100,000 people in Bombay, India were killed.

1889 – The Great Seattle Fire destroyed 25 blocks of downtown Seattle.

1912 (Volcano Eruption) Novarupta

1933 – America’s first drive-in opened near Camden, New Jersey, opened today. The first feature was a 1932 film, Wives Beware, and admission was 25 cents per car and an additional 25 cents per person. Richard Hollinghead got his patent (# 1,909,537 ) earlier that year.

1942 – The first parachute jump in the US using a nylon parachute was made by Adeline Gray, in Hartford, Connecticut.

1944 – D-Day: the day the Allied powers crossed the English Channel and landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, turning the tide of the war against Germany.

1948 – BBC Television began broadcasting again for the first time since 1939.

1964 #1 Hit June 6, 1964 – June 26, 1964: The Dixie CupsChapel of Love

1964 – The Rolling Stones made their American TV debut on The Hollywood Palace.

1971 – The Ed Sullivan Show aired for the final time on CBS.

1983 – Reading Rainbow premiered on PBS

1987 #1 Hit June 6, 1987 – June 12, 1987: Kim WildeYou Keep Me Hangin’ On

1997 – Farrah Fawcett made a bizarre appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman. She went on long tirades and story-telling sprees that made little to no sense and was distracted by blinking lights in the studio.

1998 #1 Hit June 6, 1998 – September 4, 1998: Brandy & MonicaThe Boy Is Mine

1998 – Sex and The City premiered on HBO

2002 – A near-Earth asteroid, estimated at 30 feet in diameter, exploded over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya.

2005 – In Gonzales v. Raich, the US Supreme Court upheld a federal law banning cannabis, including medical marijuana.

2015 #1 Hit June 6, 2015 – July 24, 2015: Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick LamarBad Blood

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