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In 1960, there was another racially charged public controversy when Davis married white, Swedish-born actress May Britt in a ceremony officiated by Rabbi William M. Kramer at Temple Israel of Hollywood. While interracial marriage had been legal in California since 1948, anti-miscegenation laws in the U.S. still stood in 23 states, and a 1958 opinion poll had found that only four percent of Americans supported marriage between black and white spouses. During 1964–66, Davis received racist hate mail while starring in the Broadway adaptation of Golden Boy, in which his character is in a relationship with a white woman, paralleling his own interracial relationship. At the time Davis appeared in the musical, although New York had no laws against it, debate about interracial marriage was still ongoing in America as Loving v. Virginia was being fought. It was only in 1967, after the musical finished, that anti-miscegenation laws in all states were ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.
- BORN 1932: RICHARD MULLIGAN (ACTOR)
- BORN 1934: GARRY MARSHALL (PRODUCER, DIRECTOR, & ACTOR)
- 1934: GINGER ROGERS MARRIED LEW AYRES
- 1940: WALT DISNEY’S FANTASIA PREMIERED AT THE BROADWAY THEATER IN NEW YORK; FIRST FILM TO ATTEMPT TO USE STEREOPHONIC SOUND
- BORN 1941: DACK RAMBO (ACTOR)
- 1960: SAMMY DAVIS JR. MARRIED MAY BRITT
- 1964: BOB PETTIT WAS THE FIRST TO REACH 20,000 CAREER POINTS IN THE NBA
- BORN 1967: JIMMY KIMMEL (TELEVISION HOST)
- 1971: MARINER 9 BECAME THE FIRST SPACECRAFT TO ORBIT ANOTHER PLANET (MARS)50 Years Ago
- 1977: LI’L ABNER, AL CAPP’S 43-YEAR-OLD COMIC STRIP, APPEARED IN NEWSPAPERS FOR THE LAST TIME
- BORN 1980: MONIQUE COLEMAN (ACTRESS)
- 1982: THE WALL OF THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL DEDICATED, WASHINGTON, D.C.
- 1985: VOLCANO NEVADO DEL RUIZ ERUPTS IN COLOMBIA, KILLING OVER 23,000 PEOPLE.
- DIED 2002: IRV RUBIN (JEWISH DEFENSE LEAGUE LEADER)
- 2006: GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY HELD FOR THE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. MEMORIAL IN WASHINGTON, D.C.