50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
U.S. gymnast Mary Lou Retton, who would take home a gold, two silver and two bronze medals from the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, was born in Fairmount, West Virginia.
“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” starring Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef, was drawing in movie audiences.
“I Never Sang for My Father,” a play about a troubled relationship between a father and son, opened at the Longacre Theatre on Broadway and ran for 124 performances.
The Israeli submarine Dakar, with 69 sailors onboard, disappeared in the Mediterranean enroute from Scotland to Haifa.
And on Shelter Island . . .