June 23, 1965 -
One of Frank Sinatra best performances on film, Von Ryan's Express, premiered on this date.
Sinatra insisted that his character to be killed off to add a token of believability to the movie as well as for there to be redemption for the death of the female character Gabriella.
June 23, 1965 -
One of the classic Motown singles, Tracks of My Tears by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, was released on this date.
Today in History
June 23, 1611 -
The mutinous crew of Henry Hudson's fourth voyage sets Henry, his son and seven loyal crew members adrift in an open boat in what is now Hudson Bay; they are never heard from again.
So much for loyalty.
June 23, 1860 -
The U.S. Secret Service is founded to fight counterfeiting, protect the President
and give Robert Conrad a career.
June 23, 1894 -
Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, later to be known as the Duke of Windsor and briefly Edward VIII, King of England who abdicated his throne to marry American divorcee (and possible transvestite) Wallis Simpson, was born.
Sometimes, it's not so good to be the king.
June 23 1979 -
The rock group, the Knack releases My Sharona.
Could be one of the worst songs every.
June 23, 1989 -
Tim Burton's dark and brooding of Batman, is released on this date.
Willem Dafoe, David Bowie, Dan Aykroyd, Danny DeVito, John Lithgow and James Woods were considered for the Joker.
June 23, 1994 -
Life may or may not be a box of chocolate but Forrest Gump premieres in Los Angeles, on this date.
Dave Chappelle turned down the role of Bubba, thinking the movie would bomb and has since admitted to deeply regretting it.
And on a personal note:
Happy Birthday David (you're 50 and I'm not for a few weeks at least)
and so it goes.