50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Comedian Jerry Lewis held his Second Annual Muscular Dystrophy Telethon over Labor Day weekend in 1967.
Surveyor 5, one of a series of unmanned missions meant to test the moon’s surface for a manned flight that would come in July 1969, was launched and made a soft landing on the moon despite a helium leak.
Tennis legend Billie Jean King beat Britain Ann Jones to win the 81st National Tennis Championship.
Debra Dene Barnes of Kansas was crowned the 40th Miss America.
Jim Morrison of The Doors defied CBS censors when he sang the original words to “Light My Fire” — “Girl, we couldn’t get much higher” instead of the version censors wanted — “Girl, we couldn’t get much better.”
And on Shelter Island . . .