This was Television on June 3

1969: Star Trek: The Original Series concludes

The voyages of the starship Enterprise came to a close after three seasons and 79 episodes on NBC. Generally low-rated during its run, Gene Roddenberry’s Utopian sci-fi drama nevertheless accrued a die-hard fan base, which kept the franchise alive in pop culture and helped spawn successor series and films throughout the ensuing four decades and change. -A.D.

Today’s Birthdays: Chuck Barris, game show maestro (84); Anderson Cooper, journalist (46); Irma P. Hall, character actress (78); John Hodgman, expert (42); Jason Jones, correspondent (46); Loretta Long, Sesame Street denizen (73); James Purefoy, Roman (49).

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