June 6

Events of note that took place on my birthday (June 6)

  • 1799 – Death: Patrick Henry, American revolutionary
  • 1935 – Birth: Dalai Lama, Tibetan religious leader
  • 1944 – World War II: Battle of Normandy begins (D-Day)
  • 1968 – Death: Robert F. Kennedy, former United States Attorney General and Senator from New York
  • 1972 – David Bowie releases the classic album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
  • 1985 – The grave of “Wolfgang Gerhard” is exhumed in Embu, Brazil; the remains found are later proven to be those of Josef Mengele, Auschwitz’ “Angel of Death”
  • 1991 – Former Diff’rent Strokes child star Dana Plato is given a six-year suspended sentence for robbing a Las Vegas video store