What Happened on June 7


Historical Events

1944 – British forces attack Bréville in France during the Normandy invasion while other British forces attempt to encircle Caen
1946 – US Supreme Court bans discrimination in interstate travel
1969 – Supergroup Blind Faith’s debut performance in Hyde Park, London, featuring Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Steve Baler and Rick Grech
1979 – Bhaskara 1, Indian Earth resources/meteorology satellite, launched
2009 – French Open Men’s Tennis: Roger Federer wins his only French title, outclassing Robin Söderling of Sweden 6-1, 7-6, 6-4
2013 – 42 people are killed and 30 are injured after a bus catches fire in Xiamen, China

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Famous Birthdays

1891 – Athos Palma, Argentine composer, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1951)
1921 – Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist, born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 1998)
1928 – Charles Strouse, American composer (Bye Bye Birdie; Annie), born in NYC, New York
1933 – Herb Score, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1955, 56; Cleveland Indians) and announcer (Cleveland Indians 1964-97), born in Rosedale, New York (d. 2008)
1969 – Lachlan Elmer, Australian field hockey halfback (Olympic silver 1992, 96)
1974 – Edward “Bear” Grylls, British adventurer, author and TV presenter (Man vs. Wild), born in Donaghadee, Northern Ireland

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Famous Deaths

1840 – Frederik Willem III, King of Prussia (1797-1840), dies at 69
1859 – David Cox, English painter (Treatise on Landscape Paint), dies at 73
1915 – Benjamin Lambord, American composer, dies at 35
1984 – George Givot, actor (Versatile Vaudeville), dies at 81
2011 – Jorge Semprún, Spanish-French writer (2nd mort de R Mercader, Z), dies at 87
2021 – Yoo Sang-chul, South Korean soccer midfielder (124 caps; 2002 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team; Ulsan Hyundai), dies from pancreatic cancer at 49

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