On June 14, 1946: Business magnate, TV personality, author and would-be president Donald Trump was born in Queens. Always seeking to excite and ignite, Trump has done and said it all, from “You’re Fired!” to “While I am not, at this time, a candidate for the presidency, I will decide by June if I will become one.” His ventures and businesses earned him No. 14 on the Forbes 2012 Celebrity 100 list.
THE RANGERS (FINALLY) WON THE STANLEY CUP
On June 14, 1994: The New York Rangers beat the Vancouver Canucks in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Final. The long-awaited win, whose broadcast attracted nearly five million viewers, ended the Rangers’ 54-year championship drought.
LEROY BURRELL SET HIS FIRST WORLD RECORD
On June 14, 1991: Former track star Leroy Burrell set the world record for the 100 meters sprint with a time of 9.90 seconds in New York City. The record was broken a few months later by Carl Lewis at the World Track and Field Championships, only to have Burrell break it again in 1994 with a time of 9.85 seconds. Burrell’s record stood until Donovan Bailey proved to be one one-hundredth of a second faster than the former title-holder at the 1996 Olympics.