50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Alabama Governor George Wallace Jr. was shot in Laurel, Maryland, while campaigning as the candidate for the presidency on the American Independent Party line and was paralyzed from the waist down, living out his life in a wheelchair.
“Get Smart” took home an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series and “Mission: Impossible” won for Outstanding Dramatic Series.
The psychedelic film “Wonderwall,” for which Beatle George Harrison wrote the score, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
The European Space Research Organization founded by 10 European nations launches its first satellite.
“The Odd Couple,” starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, was among the most popular films of the day.
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)