Events on this date include 16 deaths from flooding in Manila in 2012. In 1993, Tropical Storm Bret hit Venezuela, with 100 casualties.
In 1922, the red-hot Pittsburgh Pirates recorded 46 hits in a double-header against the Phillies, and in 2001, the artificial turf at a Phillies game reached 149 degrees and 24 fans were treated for heat exhaustion. In 1963, the Kingsmen recorded “Louie-Louie.” In 2007, the strongest tornado since 1889 struck Kings County, N.Y.; a chimney saved one resident from a wall of water. In 2004, lightning struck two teenage boys corralling cattle in Wauneta, Neb. Knocked unconscious, they survived.
Finally, in 1985, Michael Shingleton was a day old while outside, Tropical Storm Beryl was 50 miles west of New Orleans, with 40 mph winds. Fastcast: Stifling.