1960 - MARILYN MONROE received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Comedy, for her performance in "SOME LIKE IT HOT".
1960 - ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S "PSYCHO" was released. . . starring ANTHONY PERKINS and JANET LEIGH. (--Now that Vince Vaughn has established himself as that same ball-busting character in every movie he does, it's kind of funny to look back at how, back in 1998 when nobody really knew who he was, he played Norman Bates in that pointless "Psycho" remake.)
1971 - "THE FIGHT OF THE CENTURY" went down between undefeated MUHAMMAD ALI and undefeated SMOKIN' JOE FRAZIER. In the 15th round, Frazier knocked Ali down, and won by decision to retain his title. (. . . the title that had been stripped from Ali for refusing to go into the Army.)
1973 - PAUL MCCARTNEY pleaded guilty to charges of growing MARIJUANA outside his Scottish countryside farm, and was fined $240. Paul claimed a fan gave him the seeds and HE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT THEY WOULD GROW.
1975 - "Have You Never Been Mellow" by Olivia Newton-John hit #1 on the charts!
1980 - WILLIE NELSON'S "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys" hit #1 on the country chart.
1985 - "MASK" was released. . . starring ERIC STOLTZ as Rocky Dennis, and CHER as his promiscuous, drugged-out mom.
1993 - "BEAVIS & BUTTHEAD" premiered on MTV as a series! It lasted until 1997 . . . but now, MTV has announced it will be back THIS SUMMER. Beavis and Butt-Head will still be the same age they were when the show debuted.
1999 - JOE DIMAGGIO died of lung cancer at the age of 84.
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