THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today is Thursday, July 6, the 187th day of 2017. There are 178 days left in the year.
IN THE NATION
1971: Jazz musician Louis Armstrong
died in New York at age 69.
IN THE WORLD
1957: Althea Gibson became the first black tennis player to win a Wimbledon singles title as she defeated fellow American Darlene Hard. 1957: John Lennon, 16, first met Paul McCartney, 15, when Lennon’s band, the Quarrymen, performed at St. Peter’s Church in Liverpool. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
The 14th Dalai Lama is 82. Actor Ned Beatty is 80. Actor Burt Ward is 72. Former President George W. Bush is 71. Actor-director Sylvester Stallone is 71. Actor Fred Dryer is 71. Actor Geoffrey Rush is 66. Retired MLB All-Star Willie Randolph is 63. Actor Brian Posehn is 51. Rapper 50 Cent is 42. Comedian-actor Kevin Hart is 38. Actress Eva Green is 37.