ON THIS DAY

Herald on Sunday - - EDITORIAL -

1943

Jim Mor­ri­son, the lead singer of iconic Amer­i­can rock band The Doors, is born in Mel­bourne, Flor­ida. Mor­ri­son helped form The Doors in

1965. The band recorded six al­bums prior to Mor­ri­son’s death in 1971. They put out two fur­ther al­bums af­ter his death. Mor­ri­son’s gravesite is in

Paris a pop­u­lar tourist des­ti­na­tion.

1972

Whetu Tirikātene-Sul­li­van be­comes New Zealand’s first Māori cabi­net minister as part of Nor­man Kirk’s Labour gov­ern­ment. Tirikātene-Sul­li­van was sworn in as the Minister of Tourism. Five years ear­lier she had be­come an MP, suc­ceed­ing her later fa­ther Sir Eruera Tirikātene as the mem­ber for South­ern Māori. She died in 2011, aged 79.

1980

Mu­sic leg­end John Len­non is fa­tally shot in New York City, aged just 40. The for­mer Bea­tles star was killed by Mark David Chap­man as Len­non and his wife Yoko Ono re­turned to their Man­hat­tan apart­ment. Chap­man has been de­nied pa­role 10 times, and is set to seek re­lease from prison again in Au­gust 2020.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.