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This Week in History for May 31

By Staff | May 30, 2020
Senator Robert F. Kennedy and his wife Ethel visit with Lauren Bacall backstage after a performance of "Cactus Flower" at the Royale Theater on Broadway in New York City, Jan. 17, 1966. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff)
Special trains, motor-coaches and ferry-boats were run from Sweden and other countries to cope with crowds who invaded Elsinore, Denmark, to see Shakespeare's Hamlet produced by Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh and 100 British and Danish players in the great courtyard of Kronberg Castle. It was the first production of the play in the setting named by Shakespeare, and the first in English anywhere in Denmark. A charming study of British actress Vivien Leigh as she appears as Ophelia in the open-air production of Hamlet, at Kronberg Castle, Elsinore, on June 3, 1937. (AP Photo)
Pope John Paul II celebrates an open air Mass at Le Bourget Airport in Paris, June 1, 1980, in front of more than half a million people. (AP Photo/Randy G. Taylor)
President Richard Nixon walks with Gholam Reza Pahlavi, the brother of the Shah of Iran, at the tomb of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, father of the Shah, where he placed a wreath, May 31, 1972. It was the final appearance in in Iran in public for the president and was the site of a bomb explosion about an hour before the president was due. Others are unidentified. (AP Photo)


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