50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Eugene McCarthy was cheered at the Washington State Democratic convention, but when the votes were counted, it was Vice President Hubert Humphrey who won the votes from that state and ultimately went on to win the Democratic nomination for the presidency. He subsequently lost in the general election to President Richard Nixon.
William Styron’s “The Confessions of Nat Turner” was a best seller and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize.
Center fielder Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants was named Most Valuable Player of the All Star Game, becoming the first player to be so named twice.
The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz married model Samantha Juste.
And on Shelter Island . . .