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Notable Historical Events for June 22nd

1990Billy Joel performs a concert at Yankee Stadium

1981John McEnroe exhibits a disgraceful act of misbehavior at Wimbledon

1973George Harrison releases "Living in the Material World"

1938Joe Louis KOs Max Schmeling at 2:04 of 1st round at Yankee Stadium

1993Wilson Pickett plead guilty to auto assault due to drunk driving

1985"Smuggler's Blues" by Glenn Frey peaks at #12

1949Ezzard Charles beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for hw boxing title

1675Royal Greenwich Observatory established in England by Charles II

18152nd abdication of Napoleon (after Waterloo)

1848Barnburners (anti-slavery) party nominates Martin Van Buren for Pres

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Notable Birthdays on June 22nd

1949Meryl Streep, Summit, New Jersey, American actress (French Lieutenant's Woman, Sophie's Choice)

1947"Pistol" Pete Maravich, Aliquippa Pennsylvania, NBA star (Atlanta Hawks)

1971Mary Lynn Rajskub, Trenton, Michigan, American actress (Chloe O'Brian-24)

1906Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Englewood New Jersey, American author and aviator (Gift from the Sea)

1903John Dillinger, Indianapolis Indiana, notorious bank robber

1918Cicely Saunders, Barnet, Hertfordshire, English Nurse, physician and writer who founded the first modern hospice (d. 2005)

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Notable Weddings on June 22nd

1894Harry Houdini marries Bessie Rahner

2011British actor best known as British secret agent "James Bond" Daniel Craig (43) weds film and theatre actress Rachel Weisz (41) at a private ceremony in New York

1969Writer and producer R. L. Stine (25) weds editor Jane Waldhorn

2013Star Wars creator George Lucas (69) weds Dreamworks Animation chairman Mellody Hobson (44) at Lucas' Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California

1958NBA forward Elgin Baylor (23) weds Ruby Saunder at Mt Olive Baptist Church in Washington, DC

2003Actor Adam Sandler (36) weds actress-model Jackie Titone (28) at Dick Clark's oceanfront in Malibu, California

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Notable Deaths on June 22nd

1969Judy Garland, actress (Wizard of Oz, Easter Parade), dies at 47 of an overdose

1987Fred Astaire, actor/dancer (Royal Wedding, Let's Dance), dies at 88

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