Camelot, Biko, Fatal Crashes and Monkees
A Camelot Wedding in Newport
U.S. Representative John F. Kennedy weds Jacqueline Lee Bouvier at St. Mary’s Church in Newport, Rhode Island, followed by a reception at the bride’s property at Hammersmith Farm.
The Monkees Premier on NBC
The Monkees’ two-season run debuts on NBC.
Steve Biko Dies in Custody
Anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko died from a brain hemorrhage caused by injuries sustained in police custody. His death national and international outrage and was dramatized in the 1987 Oscar-nominated film, “Cry Freedom.”
“You can blow out a candle, but you can’t blow out a fire . . . ” Peter Gabriel.
Plane Crashes on White House Lawn
Frank Eugene Corder crashes a single-engine Cessna 150 into the White House’s south lawn, striking the West wing and killing himself.
Chatsworth Metrolink Train Crash
Twenty-eight people were killed when a Union Pacific freight train collided head-on with a Metrolink commuter train in Chatsworth. The collision was caused by the Metrolink running a red signal, as the train’s engineer was distracted by text messages he was sending.