On this day: June 16

Posted: 12:55 PM EDT Jun 06, 2014   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Jun 16, 2015

The first roller coaster in the U.S. opens, Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" premieres, a Soviet cosmonaut becomes the first woman in space, and the Monterey Pop Festival begins, all on this day.

OTD June 16 - Tony Gwynn
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2014: Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder Tony Gwynn dies of complications from salivary gland cancer at age 54 in Poway, California. Gwynn won eight batting titles in his 20 seasons with the San Diego Padres, collected 3,141 career hits and had a .338 career batting average, never hitting below .309 in any full season.

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