On June 8, 1984, the world finally knew the answer to the question “Who you gonna call?”
That’s when the first installment of the “Ghostbusters” franchise debuted at movie theaters. Produced and directed by Ivan Reitman, “Ghostbusters” starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Harold Ramis as a quirky ghost-hunting team.
“Ghostbusters” spawned a hit 1989 sequel, “Ghostbusters II,” also co-written by Aykroyd and Ramis, and two animated television series. Now, another installment is on the way. The next “Ghostbusters,” this time with an all-female team, hits theaters July 15.
Can’t wait that long? In celebration of the movie’s anniversary, Cinemark movie theaters are showing the original on the big screen this week.
June 9, 1973, is probably a memorable day for our local horse-lovers. It was on that day that Secretariat won America’s coveted Tri- ple Crown (the Kentucky Derby the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes). At that time, horse fans hadn’t seen that happen since Citation in 1948.
Another exciting (or should we say electrifying?) historical moment happened June 10, 1752. On that stormy day, Benjamin Franklin took out a kite with a key in a thunderstorm and collected a charge in a Leyden jar, enabling him to demonstrate the electrical nature of lightning.