June 3 in History
1932June 3, 1932:
American baseball legend Lou Gehrig hits four straight home runs in a single game.
1937June 3, 1937:
Edward VIII, who abdicated the throne as king, marries socialite Wallis Simpson.
1943June 3, 1943: The Zoot Suit Riots begin when Hispanic-passing persons are beaten up by 60 people from the Los Angeles Naval Reserve Armory.
1965June 3, 1965:
Ed White walks in space as the first astronaut from the United States to achieve the feat.
1967June 3, 1967:
“Respect” by Aretha Franklin tops the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
1989June 3, 1989:
Hundreds of people die in Beijing after the military intervenes in the Tiananmen Square protest.
2001June 3, 2001:
Broadway musical “The Producers”, written and directed by Mel Brooks, wins 12 Tony Awards.
2006June 3, 2006:
Montenegro becomes an independent republic.
2013June 3, 2013:
Singer Lorde releases “Royals”, her first single.
2019June 3, 2019:
Forbes names Jay-Z as the first rapper in the world to become a billionaire.