150 years ago
Born on this date
James F. Hinkle. U.S. politician. Mr. Hinkle, a Democrat, was Governor of New Mexico from 1923-1925. He died on March 26, 1951 at the age of 86.
110 years ago
Chile and Bolivia signed the Treaty of Peace and Friendship, delimiting the border between the two countries.
100 years ago
Born on this date
Fayard Nicholas. U.S. dancer and choreographer. Mr. Nicholas and his brother and his brother Harold comprised the Nicholas Brothers, a tap-dancing duo whose popularity spanned more than 60 years. Fayard Nicholas died on January 24, 2006 at the age of 91.
80 years ago
Ottawa (1-2) 6 @ Montreal (1-1-1) 4
Hamilton (2-0-1) 17 @ Toronto (1-2) 9
Calgary 8 @ University of Alberta (4-0) 18
75 years ago
Pope Pius XII published his first major encyclical, Summi Pontificatus ("On the Unity of Human Society").
70 years ago
U.S. Navy Secretary James Forrestal said that the report of the Naval Court of Inquiry on the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii would be kept secret for the time being because parts of it were classified "top secret." Soviet and Yugoslavian troops captured Belgrade and Debrecen, the third-largest city in Hungary. U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur kept his promise--uttered 30 months earlier when he had vowed "I shall return" as U.S. forces had been driven from the Philippines by invading Japanese forces--as he led invasion forces consisting of four U.S. Army divisions on the east coast of Leyte Island. The Americans met strong opposition at only one of the four beaches as an armada of battleships, aircraft carriers, cruisers, and destroyers pounded the area with shells before the landing and duing its early stages.
Talks in Moscow between British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet dictator Josef Stalin ended after a three-hour conference in which they discussed the former Greek and Yugoslavian agreement, modifying it to grant Soviet preponderance in Romania, Bulgaria, and Hungary; British preponderance in Greece; and equal Soviet and British influence in Yugoslavia.
Politics and government
The Guatemalan government of General Federico Ponce was overthrown by a coup of young army officers, who formed a triumvirate headed by Captain Jacobo Arbenz, Major Francisco Javier Arana, and Jorge Toriella.
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt pledged that once Japanese troops had been driven from the Philippines, the islands would be given their independence.
New York Governor and Republican Party U.S. presidential candidate Thomas Dewey charged that President Franklin D. Roosevelt played with the rights of labour to gain his own ends and to further "one-man rule."
A special court of justice in Marseilles sentenced former French Prime Minister Pierre Laval to death in absentia for high treason for his role in the Vichy regime. Mr. Laval was currently with the rest of the Vichy government-in-exile in the German town of Sigmaringen.
121 people were killed and at least 200 injured when explosions in the testing laboratory of the American Gas Association liquid gas storage plant in Cleveland started a fire that spread over a 50-block area in the city's east side.
60 years ago
Kitchener-Waterloo (9-2) 39 @ Toronto (1-10) 15
Paul Amodio scored 18 points to lead the Dutchmen over Balmy Beach before 2,000 fans at Maple Leaf Stadium.
50 years ago
On television tonight
The Fugitive, starring David Janssen, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Tiger Left, Tiger Right, with guest stars Leslie Nielsen and Carol Rossen
Died on this date
Herbert Hoover, 90. 31st President of the United States of America, 1929-1933. Mr. Hoover achieved international renown as head of the U.S. Food Administration during World War I, leading efforts to aid the suffering of people in Belgium. He served as U.S. Secretary of Commerce unde Presidents Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge from 1921-1928 before accepting the Republican Party nomination for President and defeating Democratic Party candidate Al Smith in the 1928 election. The Wall Street stock market crash occurred less than eight months into Mr. Hoover's presidency, and the subsequent severe economic depression--and Mr. Hoover's unsuccessful attempts to cure it--doomed his chances for re-election. He was handily defeated by Democratic challenger Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1932 election. Mr. Hoover returned to public service under Presidents Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower, heading commissions devoted to reducing government waste.
The mission of the Soviet satellite Cosmos 48 ended, six days after launch.
40 years ago
Montreal (8-4-2) 28 @ Ottawa (7-8) 0
Edmonton (8-5-1) 17 @ Winnipeg (7-7) 10
Toronto (5-8-1) 18 @ Calgary (5-9) 21
Jimmy Jones passed 27 yards to Johnny Rodgers for the game's first touchdown in the 1st quarter and rushed 25 yards for a touchdown of his own as the Alouettes shut out the defending Grey Cup champion Rough Riders before 24,149 fans at Lansdowne Park to become the first CFL team to clinch a playoff spot in 1974. Ottawa running back John Bledsoe, playing his first game with the team since being acquired from the Winnipeg Blue Bombersm, caught 1 pass for 9 yards before suffering a season-ending injury.
Dave Cutler kicked 5 field goals--including one from 56 yards--and the Eskimos added a safety touch--as they defeated the Blue Bombers on a windy Sunday afternoon before 24,528 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. The Blue Bombers scored the game's only touchdown in the 4th quarter when Edmonton quarterback Tom Wilkinson, filling in for injured Garry Lefebvre, attempted to punt from his end zone into the strong wind. He attempted to recover the ball when it came back toward him, but fumbled into the arms of Mr. Williams, who returned it 3 yards for the touchdown.
Howard Starks made 2 interceptions off Toronto quarterback Mike Rae in the 4th quarter--including one with 34 seconds remaining--as the Stampeders held on to beat the Argonauts before 18,555 fans at McMahon Stadium.
30 years ago
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): People from Ibiza--Sandy Marton
#1 single in Flanders (VRT Top 30): I Just Called To Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder (6th week at #1)
#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): I Just Called To Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): The War Song--Culture Club (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in the U.K.: Freedom--Wham!
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I Just Called to Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder (2nd week at #1)
U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I Just Called to Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder (2nd week at #1)
2 Let's Go Crazy--Prince and the Revolution
3 Hard Habit to Break--Chicago
4 Drive--The Cars
5 Missing You--John Waite
6 She Bop--Cyndi Lauper
7 Lucky Star--Madonna
8 Caribbean Queen--Billy Ocean
9 Blue Jean--David Bowie
10 What's Love Got to Do with It--Tina Turner
Singles entering the chart were Walking on a Thin Line by Huey Lewis and the News (#52); Tears by John Waite (#77); Valotte by Julian Lennon (#79); Don't Stop by Jeffrey Osborne (#80); Hands Tied by Scandal featuring Patty Smyth (#81); Had a Dream (Sleeping with the Enemy) by Roger Hodgson (#82); Two Tribes by Frankie Goes to Hollywood (#84); After All by Al Jarreau (#85); I Wanna Rock by Twisted Sister (#87); Love Songs are Back Again (Medley) by Band of Gold (#88); All Night Long by Billy Squier (#89); and All I Need by Jack Wagner (#90).
Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 I Just Called to Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder
2 Let's Go Crazy--Prince and the Revolution
3 The Warrior--Scandal featuring Patty Smyth
4 Missing You--John Waite
5 We're Not Gonna Take It--Twisted Sister
6 Drive--The Cars
7 Blue Jean--David Bowie
8 What's Love Got to Do with It--Tina Turner
9 Wake Me Up Before You Go Go--Wham!
10 She Bop--Cyndi Lauper
Singles entering the chart were All Through the Night by Cyndi Lauper (#89); A Girl in Trouble by Romeo Vold (#90); Shangri-La by Steve Miller (#91); We are the Young by Dan Hartman (#94); and Left in the Dark by Barbra Streisand (#96).
Died on this date
Carl Cori, 87. Czech biochemist. Dr. Cori shared the 1947 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with his wife Gerty "for their discovery of the course of the catalytic conversion of glycogen." Bernardo Houssay was also honoured that year "for his discovery of the part played by the hormone of the anterior pituitary lobe in the metabolism of sugar."
Paul Dirac, 82. U.K.-born U.S. physicist. Dr. Dirac shared the 1933 Nobel Prize in Physics with Erwin Schrödinger "for the discovery of new productive forms of atomic theory."
Economics and finance
The government of China announced plans to cut back on its control over the nation’s economy. Under the new program, a million state-owned enterprises would have greater independence and would be obliged to compete with each other in order to let prices be determined by the marketplace. The new environment would be created in the urban areas, and would follow the introduction of incentives for China’s 800 million peasants. The Communist Central Committee said that the changes would be introduced gradually under the supervision of the cabinet.
U.S. President Ronald Reagan signed a law allocating $336 million to enhance security at U.S. embassies around the world.
Ottawa (4-11) 14 @ Hamilton (5-9-1) 20
British Columbia (11-3-1) 41 @ Calgary (6-10) 13
Bernie Ruoff kicked 4 field goals, a convert, and a single to lead the Tiger-Cats to their win before 18,101 at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Steve Stapler scored the only Hamilton touchdown on an 83-yard pass from Dieter Brock in the second quarter. Former Tiger-Cat Keith Baker scored both Ottawa touchdowns on passes from J.C. Watts.
Merv Fernandez caught 10 passes for 182 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Lions’ win at McMahon Stadium. The touchdowns gave Mr. Fernandez 17 for the season, tying the CFL single-season record for touchdowns on pass receptions. Ned Armour scored the other B.C. touchdown on a pass from Tim Cowan, who completed 26 of 37 passes for 374 yards. J.T. Hay kicked 4 field goals and a single for the Stampeders, who failed to score a touchdown in their final game of the season. The 23,260 fans saw the Stampeders honour retired receiver Tom Forzani at halftime. His #22 was retired when Tom Scott, who had been wearing the number all season, took the jersey off and wore #26 for the second half. Mr. Scott caught 5 passes for 49 yards; the 5 catches gave him 649 for his CFL career, leaving him 1 short of Tommy-Joe Coffey’s record. That’s as close as Mr. Scott got, because it turned out to be his last regular season game.
British Columbia (3-4) 33 Manitoba (0-7) 10
Calgary (5-1) 22 @ Alberta (5-1) 31
The undefeated Dinosaurs had defeated the Golden Bears 43-37 in Calgary earlier in the season, nearly blowing a 43-2 lead. The Alberta defense stopped a last-minute Calgary drive at the 1-yard line with 1 second left, preserving a margin of victory that would give the Golden Bears home field for the WIFL championship playoff game in the event that the teams finished tied for first place. Tony Spoletini’s 1-yard touchdown run, converted by Brian DeMug, had brought the Dinosaurs to within 9 points. Jeff Funtasz led the Golden Bears with 28 carries for 146 yards and 2 touchdowns. Corrado Filice rushed 4 yards for his first CIAU touchdown, and Scott Smith scored the other Alberta touchdown on an 18-yard pass from Mark Denesiuk. Calgary quarterback Lew Lawrick threw 37 yards to Jeff Pronk for a touchdown, and ran 5 yards for the other Dinosaur major. 2,138 fans witnessed the excitement at Varsity Stadium in Edmonton.
25 years ago
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Swing The Mood--Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Lambada--Kaoma (5th week at #1)
Died on this date
Anthony Quayle, 76. U.K. actor. Sir Anthony was known in Britain as a prominent stage actor, and internationally for his roles in movies such as The Wrong Man (1956); Ice Cold in Alex (1958); The Guns of Navarone (1961); and Lawrence of Arabia (1962).
U.S. District Judge Alcee Hastings of Florida was convicted of eight articles of impeachment by the United States Senate, which had the effect of removing him from the bench. Mr. Hastings, the sixth federal judge to be so removed, had been acquitted in 1983 of accepting a bribe in a case before him. However, a federal judicial panel found "clear and convincing evidence" in 1987 that Mr. Hastings had conspired to accept the bribe.
U.S. Representative Robert Garcia (Democrat--New York) and his wife Jane Lee were found guilty of extortion and conspiracy in the last trial to grow out of the Wedtech investigation. Prosecutors charged that Mr. Garcia, who represented the district in which the company was located, had demanded payoffs from Wedtech. Mrs. Garcia had been accused of receiving payoffs from the company totalling more than $75,000. More than 20 prominent people had been convicted in the scandal.
Boston 3 Edmonton 0
20 years ago
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Secret--Madonna
Died on this date
Burt Lancaster, 81. U.S. actor. Mr. Lancaster, one of the most popular movie stars of the 1950s and '60s, won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Elmer Gantry (1960). His other films are too numerous to mention here.
10 years ago
Died on this date
Chuck Hiller, 70. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Hiller was a second baseman with the San Francisco Giants (1961-1965); New York Mets (1965-1967); Philadelphia Phillies (1967); and Pittsburgh Pirates (1968), batting .243 with 20 home runs and 152 runs batted in in 704 games. He was best known for being the first player for a National League team to hit a grand slam in World Series play, connecting against Marshall Bridges of the New York Yankees in the fourth game of the 1962 World Series. Mr. Hiller served as a third base coach with five major league teams from 1973-1990, and was a minor league manager in the New York Mets' system.
National League Championship Series
Houston 4 @ St. Louis 6 (12 innings) (Best-of-seven series tied 3-3)
American League Championship Series
Boston 10 @ New York 3 (Boston won best-of-seven series 4-3)
Jim Edmonds' 2-run home run off Dan Miceli with 1 out in the bottom of the 12th inning gave the Cardinals their win over the Astros before 52,144 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium.
Johnny Damon singled and scored in the 1st inning, hit a grand slam in the 2nd inning, and added a 2-run homer in the 4th inning as the Red Sox became the first major league team to lose the first 3 games of a post-season series and win the series, scoring 6 runs in the first 2 innings to shock 56,129 fans at Yankee Stadium. It was the Red Sox' first AL pennant since 1986.
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