On this day: June 21

Published On: Jun 20 2013 02:10:40 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 21 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

The first Ferris Wheel opens in Chicago, Lou Gehrig retires, Johnny Cash releases his first single, the WNBA begins play, and a TV icon and a blues legend both die, all on this day.

OTD June 21 - Gross and Baxter
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1947: Michael Gross and Meredith Baxter, best known for playing the parents Steven and Elyse Keaton on the sitcom "Family Ties," are born on the same day. Baxter was born in South Pasadena, California, while Gross was born in Chicago, Illinois.

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