50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
President Lyndon Johnson ordered another 45,000 United States troops to Vietnam while China agreed to give North Vietnam an undisclosed amount of aid.
Pink Floyd released its debut album in the United Kingdom. “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.”
Bobby Gentry released her only hit, “Ode to Billy Joe.”
Americans were listening to “Light My Fire” by The Doors.
“Bonnie and Clyde,” starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, was pulling in movie audiences in the United States.
And on Shelter Island . . .