What Happened on June 22


Historical Events

1904 – Chinese laborers arrive in South Africa following a severe labor shortage
1932 – NL finally approves players wearing numbers
1969 – Aretha Franklin arrested in Detroit for creating a disturbance
1978 – James Christy’s discovery of Pluto’s moon Charon announced
1979 – Little Richard quits rock and roll a second time for religious pursuits
1980 – UEFA European Championship Final, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy: Horst Hrubesch scores a double as Germany beats Belgium, 2-1

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Famous Birthdays

1900 – Russell Vis, American Greco-Roman wrestler (Olympic gold freestyle lightweight 1924), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 1990)
1902 – Arnold J d’Ailly, Dutch mayor of Amsterdam (1946-56), born in Franeker, Netherland (d. 1967)
1908 – George Armin Goyder, businessman and social philosopher (d. 1997)
1911 – Marie Braun, Dutch swimmer (Olympic gold 1928), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1982)
1960 – Tracy Pollan, American actress (Family Ties)/aka Mrs Michael J. Fox, born in NYC, New York
1971 – Laryssa Biesenthal, Canadian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Walkertown, Ontario

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Famous Deaths

1922 – Henry H Wilson, Field Marshal, murdered in London
1954 – Don Hollenbeck, newscaster (CBS Weekend News), dies at 49
1961 – Queen Maria of Yugoslavia [Maria of Romania], Queen consort of Yugoslavia (1922-34), dies at 61
1997 – Don Henderson, British actor (The XYY Man, Strangers), dies at 65
2008 – Jane McGrath, British-Australian cancer support campaigner (wife of Australian Test cricketer Glenn McGrath), dies from cancer at 42
2015 – Joseph de Pasquale, American violist (Boston Symphony, 1949-64: Philadelphia Orchestra, 1964-96), and educator (Curtis Institutu, 1965-2015), dies at 95

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