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Notable Historical Events for June 6th

1971Willie Mays hits record 22nd & last extra inning HR

1992NY Met Eddie Murray sets RBI record by a switch hitter

198151st French Womens Tennis: Hana Mandlikova beats Sylvia Hanika (62 64)

1968Senator robert kennedy dies from his wounds after he was shot the previous night.

1993Jane Geddes wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic

1969Joe Namath resigns from NFL after Pete Rozelle, football commissioner, said he must sell his stake in a bar

1976Pat Bradley wins LPGA Girl Talk Golf Classic

1965Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Blue Grass Golf Invitational

1921Southwark Bridge in London is opened to traffic by King George V and Queen Mary.

1960"Steve Allen Show" last airs on NBC-TV

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Notable Birthdays on June 6th

1875Thomas Mann, Germany, novelist (Magic Mountain-Nobel 1929)

1965Cam Neely, Comox British Columbia, NHL forward (Boston Bruins)

1868Robert Falcon Scott, Plymouth, British leader of ill-fated south pole expedition

1956Bjorn Borg, Sodertlage Sweden, tennis champ (Wimbledon 1976-79)

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Notable Weddings on June 6th

1942"The Thin Man" actress Myrna Loy (36) weds John Hertz Jr. in New York City

1967Country singer John Denver (23) weds psychotherapist Annie Martell at the Christ Chapel in St. Peter, Minnesota

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Notable Deaths on June 6th

1979Jack Haley, American actor (The Wizard of Oz), dies of a heart attack at 80

1946Gerhart Hauptmann, writer, dies at 83

1891John A. Macdonald, 1st Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1815)

2005Anne Bancroft, American actress, dies from uterine cancer at 73

1961Carl Gustav Jung, Swiss Psychiatrist, dies at 85

1976J. Paul Getty, oil magnate/billionaire, dies at 83

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