On this Day July 6
1946 – FBI agents arrest Chicago gangster George “Bugs” Moran in Kentucky. During the Prohibition era, Moran was one of the biggest organized crime figures in America, and has been credited with popularizing the drive-by shooting.
1957 – Althea Gibson cracks the color barrier in professional tennis, defeating Darlene Hard 6-3, 6-2 to become the first African American to win Wimbledon. Gibson is honored with a ticker tape parade when she returns home to New York City.
1994 – “Forrest Gump” opens in U.S. theaters. It receives 13 Academy Award nominations and captures six Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Tom Hanks) and Best Director (Robert Zemeckis).