This week in Shelter Island history
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Representative Adam Clayton Powell Jr. was seated by Congress after being excluded in 1967.
Australian media baron Rupert Murdoch purchased the largest-selling British Sunday newspaper, The News of the World, and would go on to expand his media empire in the United States.
John Lennon’s “2 Virgins” album was declared pornographic in New Jersey.
Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” was the most popular song among listeners in the United States.
Creedence Clearwater Revival released its second album, “Bayou Country,” featuring singles “Good Golly, Miss Molly” and “Proud Mary.”
And on Shelter Island . . .