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Dog Attacks Actress -- Koufax Sets Record

June 23, 2009 |  8:00 am
June 23, 1959, Hello

June 23, 1959: "Hello, Young Lady."

June 23, 1959, Ethel Barrymore

June 23, 1959, Elaine Stewart

Elaine Stewart said she was watching TV at the home of tenant Floyd Appel when his dog bit her on the lip. In 1963, she was awarded $4,500 in damages.

At left, Irene Dunne is one of the few celebrities at Ethel Barrymore's funeral.

June 23, 1959, Nixon Biography

Richard Nixon lives from paycheck to paycheck, according to "Richard Nixon: A Political and Personal Portrait" by Earl Mazo

June 23, 1959, Democrats

Democrats draft a plan to avoid a walkout by Southern delegates at the 1960 presidential convention, to be held in Los Angeles. 
June 23, 1959, Coed Raped

Four white men are sentenced to life in prison for raping a black coed. 

June 23, 1959, Smog

Scientists say paint and solvents contribute to smog.

June 12, 1959, Nuclear War  

Fallout from a nuclear war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union would not make the human race extinct, a Defense Department scientist says. But half of the homes in the U.S. would be badly damaged.

June 23, 1959, Fiat

Maybe there's a reason Detroit didn't take imported cars seriously.
June 23, 1959, Chavez Ravine

Chavez Ravine update.
June 23, 1959, Water Skiing

Burt Reynolds and Clint Eastwood on water skis! Chuck Courtney?

June 23, 1959, Sandy Koufax Sandy Koufax tied a team record and set an obscure major league record with 16 strikeouts in a 6-2 victory over the Phillies at the Coliseum.

Koufax had a shot at the major league and National League records but failed to strike anyone out in the ninth. He settled for the most strikeouts in a night game and a share of the Dodger record, which according to The Times' Frank Finch was set in 1909.

Only 10,290 fans attended the game.

-- Keith Thursby