50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
John McCain was shot down as a U.S. Navy pilot over Vietnam and would spend 5 1/2 years as a prisoner of war with two years in solitary confinement.
Singer-songwriter Keith Urban was born in New Zealand.
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi crowned himself Emperor of Iran and ruled until he was overthrown in 1979.
The Soviet Venera 4 became the first probe to send data back to earth from Venus.
And on Shelter Island . . .