TODAY IN HISTORY
Sir Thomas More was executed in England for high treason.
The first All-Star baseball game was played at Chicago’s Comiskey Park.
Althea Gibson became the first black tennis player to win a Wimbledon singles title as she defeated fellow American Darlene Hard 6-3, 6-2. ... Sixteen-yearold John Lennon first met 15-year-old Paul McCartney when Lennon’s band, the Quarrymen skiffle group, performed a gig at St. Peter’s Church in Woolton, Liverpool.
Jazz trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong died in New York at age 69.