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Notable Historical Events for June 22nd

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

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

1937Joe Louis KOs James J Braddock in 18 for heavyweight boxing title

18152nd abdication of Napoleon (after Waterloo)

1990Billy Joel performs a concert at Yankee Stadium

1991Quebec Nordiques pick Eric Lindros #1 at NHL entry draft

1979Larry Holmes TKOs Mike Weaver in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

19922 skeletons excavated in Yekaterinburg identified as Tsar Nicholas II & Tsarina Alexandra

1996Michael Moorer beats Axel Shultz in 11 for IBF heavyweight boxing title

1982Pete Rose gets his 3,772nd hit, moves past Aaron into 2nd place

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Notable Birthdays on June 22nd

1964Dan Brown, Exeter, New Hampshire, American author of thriller fiction (The Da Vinci Code)

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on June 22nd

1894Harry Houdini marries Bessie Rahner

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

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

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

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

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

June 22nd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on June 22nd

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

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

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