What Happened on June 2


Historical Events

1901 – Benjamin Adams arrested for playing golf on Sunday (NY)
1932 – Fisherman George W. Perry catches the world record largemouth bass, weighing in at 22 pounds, 4 ounces, at Lake Montgomery, Georgia
1943 – German assault on Sebastopol, Crimea, begins
1947 – Monte Carlo and Alma Sanders’ musical “Louisiana Lady” opens at Century Theater, NYC; runs for 4 performances
1990 – “Turtle Power” by Partners In Kryme hits #13
1991 – Three Andrettis finished 1-2-3 in the Miller 200 at Wisconsin

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Famous Birthdays

1802 – Adrian van der Hoop Jr, Dutch poet and critic (d. 1841)
1936 – Sally Kellerman, American actress (M*A*S*H (film); Back to School; The Player), and singer, born in Long Beach, California (d. 2022)
1943 – Maarten B Engwirda, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (D66)
1956 – Malcolm Garrett, English graphic designer
1963 – Norm Lewis, American stage and screen actor and singer, born in Tallahassee, Florida
1972 – Wayne Brady, American actor and comedian (The Wayne Brady Show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?), born in Columbus, Georgia

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Famous Deaths

1873 – François George-Hainl, French cellist and composer, dies at 65
1940 – Willem Roelofs, Dutch painter and cartoonist, dies at 66
1974 – Hiroshi Kazato, Japanese racing driver, dies at 25
1988 – Horace Hildreth, American politician (Gov-Maine, 1945-49) and U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan (1953-57), dies at 85
1990 – Robert Noyce, American inventor (co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957 and Intel Corporation in 1968), dies at 62
2013 – John Gilbert, British politician and Minister (Labour), dies at 86

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