Children eager for toys stampede at theater, causing 183 deaths

June 16, 1883 Sunderland, England Children push passed and over each other to get free toys, killing 183 children between 3 and 14 The children had attended a variety show advertising itself as “the greatest treat for children ever given” and featuring “conjuring, talking waxworks, living marionettes, the great ghost illusion, &c.” for the price…

The death of Superman

June 16, 1959 Los Angeles, California Actor George Reeves is killed, from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Reeves had appeared in many movies during his career, but is best remembered for the titular role in the television serial The Adventures of Superman. He reluctantly took the role, as television at the time was considered greatly…