U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy sent U.S. Marshals to Montgomery, Alabama on this date to keep the peace between Freedom Riders who were testing the new integrated bus station laws and outraged Southern Whites.
R&B and pop singer Luther Vandross was born on this date in New York City. The Grammy-winning and multiplatinum artist is best known for his hits <I>Here and Now</I>, <I>Never Too Much</I>, and <I>Dance With My Father</I>.
Corporate Executive & Bank Chairman Charles C. Teamer, Sr. is born.