Daily Archives: June 16, 2015

‘Lady and the Tramp’ premieres in Chicago 60 years ago today (June 16 1955)


Video: 'Lady and the Tramp' trailer

(Thursday, June 16, 1955)Lady and the Tramp, an animated romantic musical comedy film produced by Walt Disney about the adventures of an American Cocker Spaniel named Lady who lives with a refined, upper-middle-class family, and a male stray mutt named Tramp, premiered today at the State-Lake theater in Chicago.

Directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson and Hamilton Luske, the film starred Peggy Lee, Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts, Verna Felton, Bill Thompson and Bill Baucom.

Hundreds killed in Bombing of Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires 60 years ago this hour (June 16 1955)


Video: 'Bombing and Coup 1955 Argentina'

(Thursday, June 16, 1955, 12:40 p.m. ART) — Members of Argentina’s military bombarded the Plaza de Mayo today in Buenos Aires in a failed attempt to assassinate President Juan Domingo Peron and his Cabinet, causing hundreds of civilian deaths, the same day Peron was excommunicated by Pope Pius XII for expelling two bishops from his country.