50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
The Monkees’ “Daydream Believer” topped the charts in the United States.
Dr. Christian Bernard performed the first successful heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in South Africa.
Dr. Benjamin Spock and poet Allen Ginsberg were arrested in New York City during a protest against the Vietnam war.
Actor Nestor Carbonell, perhaps best known to audiences today for his role in the recent A&E series “Bates Motel,” was born to Cuban parents in New York City.
Musician Otis Redding was killed in a plane crash in Madison, Wisconsin at the age of 26, but four months after his death, his “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay” was released and reached the top of the pop charts in the United States.
And on Shelter Island . . .