50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Ted Williams signed a five-year contract to manage the Washington Senators baseball team.
Mariner 6 was launched from Cape Canaveral for a Mars flyby to study that planet’s atmosphere.
Joanne Woodward won a Best Actress in a Drama Golden Globe Award for her performance in “Rachel, Rachel.”
LeeRoy Yarbrough, driving for Junior Johnson, eked out a victory in the final lap of the Daytona 500.
Barbara Jo Rubin became the first female rider to win a race against men at a nationally recognized competition astride Cohesian in Charles Town, West Virginia and she is to be celebrated this month for that victory 50 years later.
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)