50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
The future King of England Prince Charles joined the Cambridge Footlights and tread the boards as an actor along with many famous actors who got their start in that club, but alas, his future lay elsewhere.
Baseball legend Mickey Mantle hit his final career home run, number 536.
President Richard Nixon appeared on the “Rowan & Martin Laugh-In” show offering the program’s signature, “Sock it to me” as his one liner.
In the United States, people were listening to “Harper Valley P.T.A.” by Jeannie Riley.
“The Case Against Congress” by Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson was among the best selling books of its time.
And on Shelter Island . . .
The Suffolk County Aquaculture Lease Board took a step toward resolving the conflict between recreational boaters and oyster farmers disputing access to local waters in Gardiners and Peconic bays. (more…)
Dr. Anja Hansel Hergrueter and Edward Craig Barber were married on May 5, 2018 at Union Chapel in the Heights. The wedding was officiated by Peter B. Dinkel and followed by a reception at the Shelter Island Yacht Club.
On the evening of August 1, John King was racing on a Sonar sailboat during the weekly Wednesday races that attract many boats and their crews to Greenport Harbor and along Shelter Island’s coast. He and his crew were off Jennings Point and Camp Quinipet when his friend turned to him and said, “I think there’s a boat sinking.” (more…)