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 This day in History - June 2
370 Historic Events for June 2
1977

Forrest Lewis, actor (Great Gildersleeve, Ichabod and Me), dies at 77

Death
1977

Henri D Gagnebin, Swiss organist/composer, dies at 91

Death
1977

Stephen Boyd, actor (Fantastic Voyage, Ben-Hur, Lisa), dies at 48

Death
1977

NJ allows casino gambling in Atlantic City

Event
1978

Nikki Cox, actress (Unhappily Ever After)

Birth
1979

Jim Hutton, actor (Ellery Queen), dies of liver cancer at 45

Death
1979

John Paul II becomes 1st pope to visit a communist country (Poland)

Event
1979

Pope John Paul II visits Poland

Event
1979

NASA launches space vehicle S-198

Event
1980

"Your Arm's Too Short to Box..." opens at Ambassador NYC for 149 perfs

Event
1981

Barbara Walters asks Katharine Hepburn what kind of tree she would be

Event
1982

"Blues in the Night" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 53 performances

Event
1983

Toilet catches fire on Air Canada's DC-9, 23 die at Cincinnati

Event
1983

1980 movie "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes," released in Germany

Event
1983

Stan Rogers, musician, dies in aircraft fire

Death
1984

"Welcome To Fun Zone" hosted by Dr Demento airs on NBC-TV

Event
1984

Flight readiness firing of Discovery's main engines

Event
1984

Actress Jill Ireland has a radical mastectomy

Event
1985

RJ Reynolds Company proposed a merger with Nabisco

Event
1985

Andreas Papandreous PASOK-party wins election in Greece

Event
1985

31st LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez

Event
1985

39th Tony Awards: Biloxi Blues and Big River win

Event
1986

Daniel Sternefeld, Belgian conductor/composer (Elegie), dies at 80

Death
1986

Regular TV coverage of US Senate sessions begins

Event
1986

NYC transit system issues a new brass with steel bullseye token

Event