June 6 in Pop Culture History
|June 6th is…
Applesauce Cake Day
Drive-In Movie Day
Gardening Exercise Day
Give a Bum a Drink Day
National Higher Education Day
National Yo-Yo Day
1844 – The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) was founded in London.
1882 (Cyclone) More than 100,000 people in Bombay, India were killed.
1889 – The Great Seattle Fire destroyed 25 blocks of downtown Seattle.
1912 (Volcano Eruption) Novarupta
1933 – America’s first drive-in opened near Camden, New Jersey, opened today. The first feature was a 1932 film, Wives Beware, and admission was 25 cents per car and an additional 25 cents per person. Richard Hollinghead got his patent (# 1,909,537 ) earlier that year.
1942 – The first parachute jump in the US using a nylon parachute was made by Adeline Gray in Hartford, Connecticut.
1944 – D-Day: the day the Allied powers crossed the English Channel and landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, turning the tide of the war against Germany.
1948 – BBC Television began broadcasting again for the first time since 1939.
#1 Hit June 6, 1964 – June 26, 1964: The Dixie Cups – Chapel of Love
1964 – The Rolling Stones debuted on American TV on The Hollywood Palace.
1971 – The Ed Sullivan Show aired for the final time on CBS.
1983 – Reading Rainbow premiered on PBS
#1 Hit June 6, 1987 – June 12, 1987: Kim Wilde – You Keep Me Hangin’ On
1997 – Farrah Fawcett made a bizarre appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman. She went on long tirades and story-telling sprees that made little to no sense and were distracted by blinking lights in the studio.
#1 Hit June 6, 1998 – September 4, 1998: Brandy & Monica – The Boy Is Mine
1998 – Sex and The City premiered on HBO
2002 – A near-Earth asteroid, estimated at 30 feet in diameter, exploded over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya.
2005 – In Gonzales v. Raich, the US Supreme Court upheld a federal law banning cannabis, including medical marijuana.
#1 Hit June 6, 2015 – July 24, 2015: Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar – Bad Blood
#1 Hit June 6, 2020 – June 12, 2020: Rain on Me – Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande