Video: 'Double Cross ET Part 3 - Death of Sam "Momo" Giancana'
(Thursday, June 19, 1975, 10:30-11:00 p.m. CDT) — Former Chicago organized crime boss Sam Giancana, reported to have been a key participant in a Central Intelligence Agency plot to assassinate Premier Fidel Castro of Cuba in 1961, was shot to death tonight in the basement of his home in Oak Park, Illinois. Giancana was 67.
(Saturday, June 19, 1965) — “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)” by the Four Tops peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two non-consecutive weeks (June 19, July 3, 1965). Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song #415 on their list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”
Video: 'Vietnam: A Television History - LBJ Goes to War [3/11]' (June 19, 1965, at 38:22)
(Saturday, June 19, 1965; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — Air Marshall Nguyen Cao Ky was appointed today by the military junta as prime minister. With Nguyen Van Thieu as president and Ky as prime minister, the revolving door of rulers that had prevailed in South Vietnam since the overthrow of Ngo Dình Diem in November 1963 ended.
(Monday, June 19, 1865) — Union troops commanded by Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger having arrived yesterday in Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War was over, declared today that all remaining slaves in Texas were free, an event celebrated to this day as “Juneteenth.”