Today is Tuesday, June 6, the 157th day of 2017. There are 208 days left in the year.
Birthdays: Singer-songwriter Gary ‘‘U.S.’’ Bonds is 78. Playwright-actor Harvey Fierstein is 65. Comedian Sandra Bernhard is 62. International Tennis Hall of Famer Bjorn Borg is 61. Actor Paul Giamatti is 50. Rhythm-and-blues singer Damion Hall (Guy) is 49. Actress Sonya Walger is 43. Actress Staci Keanan is 42. Actress Aubrey Anderson-Emmons is 10.
In 1523, Gustav Vasa became Sweden’s new king, Gustav I.
In 1799, American politician and orator Patrick Henry died in Virginia.
In 1844, the Young Men’s Christian Association was founded in London.
In 1925, Walter Percy Chrysler founded the Chrysler Corp.
In 1933, the first drive-in movie theater was opened by Richard Hollingshead in Camden County, N.J. (The movie shown was ‘‘Wives Beware,’’ starring Adolphe Menjou.)
In 1944, during World War II, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, on ‘‘D-Day’’ as they began the liberation of German-occupied Western Europe.
In 1966, black activist James Meredith was shot and wounded as he walked along a Mississippi highway to encourage black voter registration.
In 1968, Senator Robert F. Kennedy died at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, a day after he was shot by Sirhan Bishara Sirhan.
In 1982, Israeli forces invaded Lebanon to drive Palestine Liberation Organization fighters out of the country. (The Israelis withdrew in June 1985.)
In 2007, Bob Barker taped his last episode as host of CBS’ ‘‘The Price Is Right.’’
In 2012, business social network LinkedIn reported that some of its users’ passwords had been stolen and leaked onto the Internet. New Yorkers lined the West Side waterfront to welcome the space shuttle Enterprise as it sailed up the Hudson River to its new home aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air Space Museum.