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On This Day Weekend of June 6, 7, 8

ON THIS DAY in history:

1933- The first drive-in movie theater opens in Camden, NJ.

1968- Robert F. Kennedy dies from a gunshot wound he received the day before.

1971- "The Ed Sullivan Show" airs for the last time.  It is canceled after 23 years on the air.

1978- "20/20" makes its debut on TV.

1984- Tetris, one of the best-selling video games of all time, is released.


1654- Louis XIV is crowned King of France.

1917- Singer and actor Dean Martin is born.

1952- Liam Neeson is born.

1958- Prince is born.

1963- The Rolling Stones' first record, "Come On" is released.

1969- Johnny Cash debuts his own network show on CBS.

1972- The musical "Grease" opens on Broadway.

1976- "The NBC Nightly News" with John Chancellor and David Brinkley airs for the first time.

1981- Tennis player Anna Kournikova is born.


1786- Commercially manufactured ice cream is advertised for the first time in New York City.

1867- Frank Lloyd Wright is born.

1925- Barbara Bush, wife of President George H.W. Bush, is born.

1942- Bing Crosby records "Adeste Fideles" and "Silent Night."

1947- "Lassie" debuts on the radio.  It was a 15 minute show.

1969- The New York Yankees retire Mickey Mantle's number (7).

1979- The Who releases the soundtrack album "The Kids Are Alright."

1990- Mariah Carey releases her self titled album.

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