50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
President Lyndon Johnson and his advisers known as “The Wise Men” — former Secretary of State Dean Acheson, Army General Omar Bradley, Ambassador at Large Averell Harriman and former South Vietnam Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge — agreed that Americans needed to be given more optimistic reports on progress in the Vietnam War.
Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin and 2016 candidate for the Republican nomination for President, was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Lulu’s “To Sir With Love” was topping the music charts in the United States.
“Cool Hand Luke,” starring Paul Newman and George Kennedy was drawing Americans to movie theaters.
Readers were propelling Mary Stewart’s “The Gabriel Hounds” to the best seller list as the story of an impetuous rich girl and her adventures in a strange world was proving popular in the United States
And on Shelter Island . . .