June 8 in History
1867June 8, 1867:
The coronation ceremony of Franz Joseph I as King of Hungary is held in Budapest.
1942June 8, 1942:
“Silent Night” is recorded by singer and actor, Bing Crosby. This marks the third recording of the song by the singer.
1949June 8, 1949:
“Nineteen Eighty-four” by George Orwell is published.
1965June 8, 1965:
Baseball outfielder Rick Monday becomes the first person to be drafted at the first-ever Major League Baseball (MLB) draft.
1968June 8, 1968:
Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassin, James Earl Ray is arrested and charged with his murder.
1969June 8, 1969:
1984June 8, 1984:
The film, “Ghostbusters” starts showing in US theatres.
1993June 8, 1993:
“Supermodel of the World”, the debut album of famous drag queen RuPaul is released.
2002June 8, 2002:
Serena Williams beats her sister, Venus to become the year’s French Open women’s titleholder.
2018June 8, 2018:
Kevin Durant is named the NBA’s MVP for the second consecutive year after the Golden State Warriors win the NBA championship.