50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
The Beatles performed their last live concert, an impromptu event, on the roof of the Apple Corps building in London.
Rod Laver won the Australian Open beating Andrés Gimeno of Spain in what would be the start of a second Grand Slam for the Aussie. Laver would go on to win all four major tennis tournaments, as he had in 1962.
Stage and screen actress Thelma Ritter, who made her screen debut in “Miracle on 34th Street” and would later be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in “All About Eve,” had a heart attack and died within a few days.
O.J. Simpson, about to graduate from the University of Southern California, was the first draft pick by the Buffalo Bills.
And on Shelter Island . . .