On this day: June 21

Published On: Jun 20 2013 02:10:40 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 21 2013 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 - Ray Davies
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1944: Rock musician Ray Davies, best known as lead singer and songwriter for The Kinks, is born in London, England. Davies was responsible for The Kinks' biggest hits, including "You Really Got Me," "All Day and All of the Night," "Tired of Waiting for You" and "Lola."

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