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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