LUCILLE BALL’S RUN AS A WILDCAT ENDS
On June 3rd, 1960: The Broadway musical, Wildcat, closes at Alvin Theater after 172 performances. The show only lasted as long as it did because of Ball’s popularity. When she couldn’t recover from a lingering illness, the show had to close.
THE METS CHOSE DARYL STRAWBERRY
On June 3rd, 1980: The New York Mets drafted Darryl Strawberry in the 1980 Major League Baseball Draft. Strawberry helped the Mets win the the 1986 World Series. We would go on to be a World Series champion three more times with the New York Yankees. He hit over 300 home runs and batted in a 1,000 runs in his career.
BORN ON THIS DAY: TONY CURTIS
On June 3rd, 1925: Actor Tony Curtis was born. Curtis was a massively popular actor in the 1950’s and 1960’s. He starred in such hits as the Sweet Smell of Success, The Defiant Ones, Some Like it Hot, and Spartacus.
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