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Today in History: Sunday, June 13

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Musical/variety series “The Sammy Kaye Show” concluded on CBS in 1959…NBC’s “Tomorrow Coast to Coast” aired one of the most famous interviews of host Tom Snyder’s career: his sit-down with Charles Manson in 1981. Manson was sentenced to life in prison for his involvement in the 1969 murders of nine people.

Film “Grease”, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John and based on the 1971 musical, opened in theaters in 1978. At the time it became the highest grossing film ever.

Bjork released her 2nd art pop solo album “Post” in 1995.

Emile Levassor won the first automobile race in history the Paris-Bordeaux-Paris, taking 48 hours and 48 minutes.

The landmark “Miranda v. Arizona” decision was issued by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1966. The decision ruled that criminal suspects had to be informed of their constitutional rights before being questioned by police.

Celebrity Birthdays:
“The Waltons” star Richard Thomas is 70; “Home Improvement” star Tim Allen is 68; “The Breakfast Club” star Ally Sheedy is 59; The Olsen twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley, turn 35; “2 Broke Girls” star Kat Dennings is also 35.

-Did You Know?:
Although Geri Reischl as “Fake Jan” on “The Brady Bunch Hour” is synonymous with another actor inheriting an established role, there was also a “Fake John Boy.” Three seasons after Richard Thomas departed from “The Waltons, Robert Wightman took over as the eldest Walton sibling in the eighth and ninth seasons. Thankfully, Thomas returned for the three reunion movies on CBS in the 1990s.