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Notable Historical Events for June 22nd

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

1930Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in a game, Ruth hits 3 in doubleheader

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

1946Speaking at a prayer meeting in New Delhi, Gandhi calls on the South African government to stop 'hooliganism' by Whites

1812Upon learning of plans by the Americans to execute a surprise attack, Laura Secord walks 32 km to warn the British troops, which results in a British surprise victory at the Battle of Beaver Dams

1990Adam Sandler joins Saturday Night Live

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

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

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

1943W.E.B. Du Bois becomes 1st Black member of National Institute of Letters

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Notable Birthdays on June 22nd

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)

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

1903John Dillinger, Indianapolis Indiana, notorious bank robber

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

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

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Notable Weddings on June 22nd

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

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

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

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

June 22nd Weddings
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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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