D-Day – 77th Anniversary

Sunday, June 6th, is:

  • D-Day – when American, Canadian and British forces storm the coastline of Normandy, France during World War II in 1944. Photo credit www.americadday.org
  • Drive-In Movie Day – The first patented drive-in movie theater opened in New Jersey on this day in 1933.
  • Cancer Survivors Day – A celebration of life for those who have survived, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed with cancer.

June 6th Birthdays

  • Slayer singer/bassist Tom Araya turns 60
  • Korn guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer is 52
  • Lacuna Coil singer Cristina Scabbia is 49
  • Guitarist Steve Vai is 61
  • The 1975 bassist Ross MacDonald is 32
  • Tiger King‘s Carole Baskin is 60
  • Pro wrestler Drew McIntire is 36
  • Actor Robert Englund, who played Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street, is 74
  • Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is 29

Remembering June 6th

  • 1968 U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy, age 42
  • 2016 MMA fighter Kimbo Slice, age 42

June 6th in History

  • 1944 Operation Overlord: D-Day begins as the 156,000-strong Allied Expeditionary Force lands in Normandy, France, during World War II  
  • 1944 World War II: All Major League Baseball games are canceled in honor of the D-Day landings in northern France.
  • 1962 The Beatles meet their producer George Martin for the first time.  
  • 1965 The Rolling Stones release single “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”.
  • 1968 Senator Robert F. Kennedy dies from his wounds after he was shot the previous night. 
  • 1969 Joe Namath resigns from the NFL. 
  • 1972 David Bowie releases his breakthrough album The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.   
  • 1991 NBC announces Jay Leno will succeed Johnny Carson as host of The Tonight Show.
  • 2001 20 of Elton John’s automobiles sell at auction for $2.75 million.  
  • 2018 LeBron James eclipses Michael Jordan’s record (109) for most 30-point games in NBA playoff history