Friday, 6 June 2008

May 31, 2008

80 years ago
1928


Died on this date
Grant Briggs, 63
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Briggs, a catcher, played in 110 major league games for four teams from 1890-1895. His lifetime batting percentage was a pathetic .164.

Aviation
The monoplane Southern Cross left Golden Gate (Oakland) for Hawaii at 8:51 A.M. Pacific time, commanded by Capt. Charles Kingsford-Smith of Australia. Also aboard were Capt. C. T. P. Ulm of Australia, and two Americans: Lt. Harry Lyon, navigator, and James Warner, radio operator.

Politics and government
U.S. Senator J. T. Heflin of Alabama was a witness before the Senate Campaign Fund Committee, but had no firsthand data as to expenditures on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Al Smith of New York.

Journalism
The Chicago Journal, founded in 1844, was bought by S. E. Thomason and J. S. Bryan.

Crime
E. M. Fuller and M. F. McGee, convicted stock bucketeers, were paroled from Sing Sing Prison after both serving a year.

75 years ago
1933

On the radio

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Richard Gordon and Leigh Lovell, on NBC
Tonight's episode: The Corpse in the Cab

70 years ago
1938

Baseball

At Yankee Stadium, Jimmie Foxx hit a grand slam off New York pitcher Joe Beggs‚ the first of three he hit off Mr. Beggs that season‚ but the Yankees prevailed 12-5. Lou Gehrig played his 2‚000th consecutive game and had an RBI single.

60 years ago
1948

Auto racing

Results of the Indianapolis 500:
Finish Start No Name Qual Rank Laps Led Status
1 3 3 Mauri Rose 129.129 4 200 81 Running
2 2 2 Bill Holland 129.515 3 200 0 Running
3 11 54 Duke Nalon 131.603 1 200 9 Running
4 5 1 Ted Horn 126.565 9 200 74 Running
5 21 35 Mack Hellings 127.968 6 200 0 Running
6 14 63 Hal Cole 124.391 18 200 0 Running
7 28 91 Lee Wallard 128.420 5 200 0 Running
8 27 33 Johnny Mauro 121.790 33 198 0 Flagged
9 23 7 Tommy Hinnershitz 125.122 14 198 0 Flagged
10 4 61 Jimmy Jackson 127.510 7 193 0 Spindle
11 12 4 Charles Van Acker 125.440 13 192 0 Flagged
12 20 19 Billy Devore 123.967 21 190 0 Flagged
13 8 98 Johnny Mantz 122.791 27 185 0 Flagged
14 22 6 Tony Bettenhausen 126.396 10 167 0 Clutch
15 18 64 Hal Robson 122.796 26 164 0 Valve
16 7 36 Bill Cantrell 123.733 22 161 0 Steering
17 10 55 Joie Chitwood 124.619 15 138 0 Fuel leak
18 24 53 Bill Sheffler 124.529 17 132 0 Spark plugs
19 1 5 Rex Mays 130.577 2 129 36 Fuel leak
20 19 31 Chet Miller 127.249 8 108 0 Oil trouble
21 13 52 Jack McGrath 124.580 16 70 0 Stalled
22 29 16 Duane Carter 126.015 11 59 0 Lost wheel
23 32 26 Fred Agabashian 122.737 28 58 0 Oil line
24 9 34 Les Anderson 122.337 30 58 0 Gears
25 33 17 Mel Hansen 122.117 32 42 0 Too slow
26 15 76 Sam Hanks 124.266 19 34 0 Clutch
27 30 51 Spider Webb 125.545 12 27 0 Oil line
28 17 9 George Connor 123.018 25 24 0 Drive shaft
29 6 74 Doc Williams 124.151 20 19 0 Clutch
30 31 86 Mike Salay 123.393 24 3 0 Stalled
31 16 8 Emil Andres 123.550 23 11 0 Steering
32 25 25 Paul Russo 122.595 29 7 0 Oil leak
33 26 65 Harry McQuinn 122.154 31 1 0 Supercharger

Baseball
At Wrigley Field‚ the Cubs set a paid attendance record when 46‚965 passed through the turnstiles for a doubleheader with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Cubs took the opener 4-3 behind relief pitcher Bob Rush‚ then dropped the nightcap 4-2 to Elmer Riddle. Andy Pafko was the hitting star‚ pounding out five hits‚ including a home run in each game.

In Cincinnati‚ the Reds swept a Memorial Day doubleheader from the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 and 7-0 at Crosley Field. In the nightcap‚ Ken Raffensberger tossed a one-hitter‚ allowing just an 8th inning single by Nippy Jones. Hank Sauer's home run in the opener broke a tie. The Reds’ scoring in the nightcap was paced by homers from Augie Galan and Ted Kluszewski. The twin loss dropped the Cardinals to second place as the New York Giants split a pair with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

The Washington Nationals‚ fresh from four wins over the Boston Red Sox‚ dropped a pair to the host New York Yankees before 62‚626 at Yankee Stadium. Spec Shea allowed just two hits in coasting in the opener‚ 10-0. The Yankees collected 16 hits‚ including home runs by Tommy Henrich and George McQuinn. The Yankees take the nightcap 5-4‚ as Red Embree made a rare start. Bobby Brown made 7 straight hits in the two games‚ making outs in his first and last at bats.

The Cleveland Indians drubbed the St. Louis Browns 8-3‚ then lost 6-0‚ to stay in second place behind the Philadelphia Athletics. In the opener‚ Lou Boudreau hit a grand slam and Jim Hegan homered in the 5-run 6th inning. Gene Bearden was the winning pitcher. In the nightcap‚ Cliff Fannin allowed just 4 hits in geting the win for the Browns.

The last place Chicago White Sox and fourth-place Detroit Tigers split a pair at Briggs Stadium in Detroit. The Tigers took the opener 5-4‚ with Dizzy Trout the winner over Orval Grove. The White Sox won the nightcap 9-3‚ with veteran Ike Pearson picking up the win. Mr. Pearson went on to finish the year at 2-3 to close out his career at 13-50; his .206 winning percentage is the worst in ML history for a pitcher with 50 losses.

A lefthander for Schenectady (Canadian-American League) named Tom Lasorda struck out 25 in a 15-inning game against Amsterdam.

50 years ago
1958

Baseball

Hank Aaron‚ Eddie Mathews‚ and Wes Covington of the Milwaukee Braves hit home runs in succession off Ron Kline of the Pittsburgh Pirates in an 8-3 win. The same trio hit successive home runs on June 26th of the previous year. Warren Spahn coasted to his 8th win of the season.

40 years ago
1968

Hit parade

Edmonton’s top 10
1 Master Jack--Four Jacks and a Jill
2 Mrs. Robinson--Simon and Garfunkel
3 Delilah--Tom Jones
4 I Wanna Live--Glen Campbell
5 A Beautiful Morning--The Rascals
6 Honey--Bobby Goldsboro
7 Mony, Mony--Tommy James and the Shondells
8 Me, the Peaceful Heart--Lulu
9 I Love You--People
10 Blue Bonnie Blue--The 49th Parallel
Pick hit of the week: Stoned Soul Picnic--The Fifth Dimension
New this week: Step Inside Love--Cilla Black
Here’s to You--Hamilton Camp
Reach Out of the Darkness--Friend and Lover
We Played Games--John Fred and his Playboy Band
People Get Ready--Group Therapy

Step Inside Love was one of the Lennon-McCartney compositions (probably written solely by Paul McCartney) that was given to another artist to record.

Medicine
Canada’s first heart transplant was performed at the Montreal Heart Institute. The patient, 59-year-old Albert Murphy, died the next day.

War
U.S. Ambassador-at-Large Averell Harriman suggested that the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) be restored as a truly neutral buffer zone. North Vietnam rejected the idea.

Baseball
Don Drysdale's shutout streak apparently ended when Dick Dietz of the San Francisco Giants was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and no outs in the 9th inning‚ but umpire Harry Wendelstedt ruled that Mr. Dietz did not try to avoid the pitch. Giants’ manager Herman Franks argued the call so long he that he was ejected by Mr. Wendelstedt. Mr. Dietz then popped out‚ and the next two batters were retired. Los Angeles won 3-0‚ and Mr. Drysdale's fifth straight shutout tied the major league record set in 1904 by Doc White of the Chicago White Sox.

St. Louis Cardinals’ pitcher Larry Jaster retired the first 23 Mets before Greg Goosen singleds. The lefty settled for a 2-hitter‚ beating Tom Seaver 2-0.

30 years ago
1978

Law

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-3 that police could obtain warrants to search the property of newspapers without prior warning, and that the papers had no right to contest such searches in court before they were conducted. The decision was condemned by reporters as an attack on First Amendment freedom of the press.

Diplomacy
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) leaders cautioned the U.S.S.R. that Soviet actions in the Zairian province of Shaba endangered detente. The Soviet Union said that the western rescue of Europeans in Shaba was a pretext for intervention in the internal affairs of African countries and was harmful to detente.

The Shah of Iran warned that pro-Soviet Communists would take over if his government were ever to fall.

Politics and government
The United States House of Representatives voted 321-46 to adopt a resolution that aid to South Korea would be cut off unless the Koreans cooperated fully with the House investigation into Korean influence-buying in the U.S. Congress. South Korea responded that a House demand that former Ambassador to the United States Kim Dong Jo testify before the ethics committee was "unacceptable."

25 years ago
1983


Died on this date
Jack Dempsey, 87
. U.S. boxer. Mr. Dempsey, "The Manassa Mauler," was one of the people who made the 1920s the so-called "Golden Age of Sport." He won the world heavyweight title with a devastating 3-round knockout of Jess Willard on July 4, 1919. A string of successful defenses followed through 1923. Mr. Dempsey’s 4-round knockout of light heavyweight champion Georges Carpentier at Boyle’s City Acres in Jersey City, New Jersey on July 2, 1921 was the first major sports event ever broadcast on radio, and provided boxing with its first $1 million gate. 80,000 people were in attendance, producing gate receipts of almost $1.8 million. In contrast, Mr. Dempsey’s 15-round decision over Tom Gibbons on July 4, 1923 nearly bankrupted the host town of Shelby, Montana. On September 14, 1923, 82,000 came to the Polo Grounds in New York to see Mr. Dempsey fight Argentinian Luis Angel Firpo, "The Wild Bull of the Pampas." In a wild first round, Mr. Dempsey was knocked out of the ring, but was (illegally) helped into the ring by writers at ringside. Mr. Dempsey knocked out Mr. Firpo in round 2. This fight produced another $1 million gate. Mr. Dempsey was inactive in the ring from 1923-1926. A major black challenger, Harry Wills, was unsuccessful in attempts to arrange a title bout. Finally, on September 23, 1926, 120,757 spectators filled Sesquicentennial Stadium in Philadelphia to see challenger Gene Tunney outpoint Mr. Dempsey over 10 rounds to win the belt. The gate was almost $1.9 million, just beating the 1921 record. Another $1 million gate resulted from Mr. Dempsey’s fight against Jack Sharkey at Yankee Stadium in New York on July 21, 1927. In the 7th round, Mr. Dempsey landed a low blow; when Mr. Sharkey turned to the referee to complain, Mr. Dempsey knocked him out. A rematch with Mr. Tunney took place at Soldier Field in Chicago on September 22, 1927. 104, 943 spectators produced a gate of more than $2.6 million, a record that stood for decades. In the 7th round, Mr. Dempsey knocked Mr. Tunney down. According to a rule just recently adopted, Mr. Dempsey was required to go to a neutral corner during the count. Mr. Dempsey remained in the middle of the ring, and the referee refused to begin his count until Mr. Dempsey went to a neutral corner. Mr. Tunney rose at the count of 9, although he had been on the floor for as long as 14 seconds, by some estimates. "The Battle of the Long Count" concluded with Mr. Tunney retaining his title with another 10-round decision. Jack Dempsey retired from boxing soon after, but remained in the public eye as a successful restaurateur in New York for several decades.

Disasters
Hundreds of people were evacuated from Bountiful and Farmington, Utah, where many homes had been destroyed by mud slides. In Salt Lake City, sandbags were used to turn streets into canals to facilitate removal of the water.

Basketball
NBA Finals
Los Angeles 108 @ Philadelphia 115 (Philadelphia won best-of-seven series 4-0)

At the Spectrum, the 76ers defeated the Lakers to complete a four-game sweep of the finals to win the National Basketball championship for the first time since 1967. Moses Malone of the 76ers was named the Most Valuable Player in the playoffs. It was the third NBA championship for the 76ers; their first title came in 1955, when they were the Syracuse Nationals.

20 years ago
1988

Diplomacy

U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev continued their summit in Moscow. After their morning meeting, the two men strolled through Red Square, and President Reagan lunched with Soviet cultural leaders and intellectuals. He then addressed the students of Moscow State University, calling on them to have faith that changes afoot in the Soviet Union would bring benefits to their society.

Law
The Canadian House of Commons passed bills to phase out tobacco advertising, restrict smoking in workplaces under federal jurisdiction, and ensure smoke-free areas in passenger planes, trains, buses, and ships.

Baseball
Jeff Pico threws a 4-hit, 4-0 shutout against the Cincinnati Reds to win his major league debut with the Chicago Cubs. He was the first Cubs’ pitcher to debut with a shutout since Bill Lee in 1934.

New York Yankees’ starting pitcher Al Leiter made one pitch before leaving the game. Oakland Athletics’ leadoff hitter Carney Lansford hit the first pitch off Mr. Leiter for a hit‚ and Mr. Leiter was replaced by reliever Neil Allen. Mr. Allen gave up just 3 hits in 9 innings to record a 5-0 shutout for New York. Mike Pagliarulo hit a 2-run home run off Steve Ontiveros to supply Mr. Allen with all the runs he needed.

10 years ago
1998

Basketball

NBA
Eastern Conference Finals

Hockey
NHL
Stanley Cup
Western Conference Finals
Dallas 2 @ Detroit 3 (Detroit led best-of-seven series 3-1)

Baseball
In an International League game at Toledo, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Barons downed the Mud Hens 26-4. The Barons collected 7 home runs and 27 hits‚ led by designated hitter Bobby Estalella, who went 5-for-6 with 2 doubles and a home run.

May 30, 2008

225 years ago
1783

Journalism

The Pennsylvania Evening Post, the first daily newspaper in the United States, began publication.

160 years ago
1848

Canadiana

Fredericton, New Brunswick was incorporated as a city.

125 years ago
1883

Baseball

It was a busy and confusing Decoration Day of American Association baseball. As part of a unique Memorial Day doubleheader‚ the Cincinnati Red Stockings played in two different cities. The Red Stockings started a 9:30 a.m. game at New York's Polo Grounds‚ losing 1-0 to the Metropolitans‚ then travelled by train to Philadelphia where they fared better‚ scoring twice in the final frame and beating the Athletics 10-8 in 11 innings. The Red Stockings played the Athletics in Philadelphia the previous day. The Metropolitans‚ after beating Cincinnati in the a.m. game‚ whipped the Columbus Buckeyes 12-5 in an afternoon game. (This was on the western diamond of the original Polo Grounds on 110th Street‚ just north of the Polo Grounds. At the same time on the eastern diamond‚ the New York Gothams of the National League were playing a doubleheader against the Detroit Wolverines‚ splitting 2-5 and 4-8. Between games of the New York-Detroit doubleheader‚ the first of which started at 10 a.m.‚ was a game between Yale and Princeton to decide the college championship). Columbus was the loser on the day‚ dropping an a.m. game in Philadelphia 8-5. Meanwhile‚ the Cleveland Blues of the National League lost 3-1 to the Beaneaters in Boston in the morning‚ then travelled to Providence to beat the Grays 5-2. The Buffalo Bisons lost to Providence 4-2 in the morning‚ then took the train to Boston to lose 2-1 in the afternoon. The Chicago White Stockings had the easiest of the day's doubleheaders‚ feasting on the Philadelphia Quakers 15-8 and 22-4. In the second game‚ the White Stockings scored 7 runs in the 1st inning and 9 runs in the 5th as Mike Kelly‚ Fred Pfeffer‚ and Tommy Burns made 3 hits apiece.

100 years ago
1908

Born on this date
Mel Blanc
. U.S. cartoon voice and actor. Mr. Blanc provided the voices for too many cartoon characters (mainly for Warner Brothers Loonie Tunes) to mention here. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and Barney Rubble are just a few of the characters whose voices came from Mel Blanc. Mr. Blanc was also a member of Jack Benny’s supporting cast; he played Mr. Benny’s long-suffering violin teacher, and also played a Mexican in a frequently-repeated sketch known as "Si-Sy."

Baseball
In the first game of a Memorial Day doubleheader in Boston‚ Cy Young threw a near-perfect game‚ beating the Washington Nationals 6-0. Jerry Freeman's 5th inning single gave Washington its only hit and baserunner. Jesse Tannehill, making his first appearance since the previous August, started for the Red Sox in game 2, but he left in the 5th inning with a 2–2 score. The Red Sox later in the day suspended him without pay. Tex Pruiett relieved and was less effect than Mr. Tannehill, taking the loss in a 7-4 game.

80 years ago
1928


Americana
President Calvin Coolidge, speaking at Memorial Day exercises on the Civil War battlefield at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, said: "The worldwide interests of the United States, aside from the dictates of humanity, make us view with peculiar disfavour, not only any danger of being in war ourselves, but any danger of war among other nations. Our investments and trade relations are such that it is almost impossible to conceive of any conflict anywhere on earth which would not affect us injuriously...Whether so intended or not, any nations engaging in war would thereby necessarily engage in a course prejudicial to us." The President also spoke on behalf of a stronger navy.

World events
At Belgrade, Yugoslavia, one demonstrator was killed, and students and police were injured, when mounted guards attempted to break up fresh street demonstrations against the Treaty of Nettuno (signed on July 18, 1925 by the Italian and Yugoslav governments, regarding both nations' claims to Dalmatia and the Adriatic islands), following demonstrations during the weekend there and in Dalmatia.

Crime
Negroes at Slater, Missouri lynched one of their race who in a gambling game had slain a black fellow worker.

At Prague, Czechoslovakia, journalist and politician John Michalko was sentenced to death by hanging for the murder of the naturalized American girl Margit Voerdesmart of New York.

Disasters
At Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the National Elimination Balloon Race began with several casualties. Lt. Paul Evert of Langley Field, Virginia was killed when the Army 3 was struck by lightning. Walter Morton, aide on the Goodyear V, was found dead near Youngwood, Pennsylvania, having made a free jump from the balloon when it was believed also to have been struck by lightning.

Auto racing
Results of the Indianapolis 500:
Finish Start No Name Qual Rank Laps Led Status
1 13 14 Louis Meyer 111.352 17 200 19 Running
2 8 28 Lou Moore 113.826 8 200 0 Running
3 12 3 George Souders 111.444 16 200 9 Running
4 10 15 Ray Keech 113.421 10 200 0 Running
5 15 22 Norman Batten 106.585 21 200 0 Running
6 5 7 Babe Stapp 116.887 5 200 7 Running
7 20 43 Billy Arnold 111.926 12 200 0 Running
8 14 27 Fred Frame 107.501 20 200 0 Running
9 9 25 Fred Comer 113.690 9 200 0 Running
10 4 8 Tony Gulotta 117.031 4 200 35 Running
11 7 24 Louis Schneider 114.036 7 200 0 Running
12 23 12 Dave Evans 108.264 19 200 0 Running
13 28 29 Henry Kohlert 93.545 29 180 0 Flagged
14 17 23 Deacon Litz 106.213 23 161 0 Flagged
15 21 39 Jimmy Gleason 111.708 13 195 55 Magneto
16 18 5 Cliff Durant 99.990 26 175 0 Supercharger
17 11 33 Johnny Seymour 111.671 14 170 0 Supercharger
18 24 6 Earl Devore 109.810 18 161 0 Crash T1
19 1 4 Leon Duray 122.391 1 133 64 Overheating
20 16 38 Sam Ross 106.572 22 132 0 Timing gears
21 27 26 Ira Hall 96.886 27 115 0 Crash T1
22 19 32 Peter Kreis 112.906 11 73 0 Rod bearing
23 2 10 Cliff Woodbury 120.418 2 55 0 Timing gears
24 6 16 Ralph Hepburn 116.354 6 48 0 Timing gears
25 29 1 Wilbur Shaw 100.956 25 42 0 Timing gears
26 26 18 Benny Shoaff 102.409 24 35 0 Crash T1
27 25 41 C. W. Belt 96.026 28 32 0 Valve
28 3 21 Cliff Bergere 119.956 3 7 0 Supercharger
29 22 34 Russ Snowberger 111.618 15 4 11 Supercharger

75 years ago
1933


Died on this date
Burley Byers, 55. U.S. baseball player. On June 17, 1899, Mr. Byers, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, played his only major league game as a shortstop with the Louisville Colonels. He went 0 for 3 at bat, and made 2 putouts, 1 assist, and 2 errors in the field.

Auto racing
Results of the Indianapolis 500:
Finish Start No Name Qual Rank Laps Led Status
1 6 36 Louis Meyer 116.977 7 200 71 Running
2 23 17 Wilbur Shaw 115.497 12 200 0 Running
3 4 37 Lou Moore 117.843 4 200 0 Running
4 15 21 Chet Gardner 112.319 22 200 0 Running
5 10 8 Stubby Stubblefield 114.784 13 200 0 Running
6 36 38 Dave Evans 109.448 36 200 0 Running
7 12 34 Tony Gulotta 113.578 15 200 0 Running
8 17 4 Russ Snowberger 110.769 27 200 0 Running
9 16 9 Zeke Meyer 111.099 25 200 0 Running
10 20 46 Luther Johnson 110.097 31 200 0 Running
11 9 6 Cliff Bergere 115.643 11 200 0 Running
12 18 47 L. L. Corum 110.465 29 200 0 Running
14 27 14 Raoul Riganti 108.081 39 200 0 Running
15 28 29 Gene Haustein 107.603 42 197 0 Flagged
16 14 26 Deacon Litz 113.138 17 197 0 Flagged
17 31 18 Joe Russo 112.531 20 192 0 Flagged
18 39 51 Doc MacKenzie 108.073 40 192 0 Rear axle
19 25 27 Kelly Petillo 113.037 18 168 0 Spun & stalled
20 32 28 Chet Miller 112.025 23 163 0 Rod
21 24 19 Al Miller 109.799 35 161 0 Rod
22 19 68 Bennett Hill 110.264 30 158 0 Rod
23 29 45 Babe Stapp 116.626 9 156 60 Out of gas
24 26 32 Wesley Crawford 109.862 33 147 0 Crash T1
25 1 5 Bill Cummings 118.530 1 136 32 Radiator
26 7 15 Lester Spangler 116.903 8 132 0 Crash T1
27 35 65 Freddy Winnai 111.018 26 125 0 Engine trouble
28 30 57 Malcolm Fox 112.922 19 121 0 Crash T1
29 3 12 Fred Frame 117.864 3 85 37 Valve
30 22 64 Mark Billman 112.410 21 79 0 Crash T2
31 34 53 Johnny Sawyer 110.590 28 77 0 Clutch
32 11 2 Peter Kreis 114.370 14 63 0 Universal joint
33 5 16 Ernie Triplett 117.685 5 61 0 Piston
34 13 25 Shorty Cantlon 113.384 16 50 0 Rod
35 42 3 Mauri Rose 117.649 6 48 0 Timing gears
36 2 58 Frank Brisko 118.388 2 47 0 Oil too hot
37 8 10 Ira Hall 115.739 10 37 0 Piston
38 41 23 Ralph Hepburn 110.001 32 33 0 Rod bearing
39 37 59 Ray Campbell 108.650 37 24 0 Oil leak
40 33 24 Paul Bost 111.330 24 13 0 Oil line
41 38 61 Rick Decker 108.280 38 13 0 Manifold
42 21 22 Louis Schneider 109.850 34 1 0 Stalled

Mr. Billman and Mr. Spangler, along with Mr. Spangler’s mechanic, Monk Jordan, were killed in crashes.

Baseball
Dale Alexander of the Boston Red Sox suffered a career-shortening injury when he twisted his knee sliding into home in the second game of a doubleheader loss to the Philadelphia Athletics. The first baseman undersent a new therapy‚ diathermy‚ which led to third degree burns‚ gangrene and the near loss of his leg. The previous year’s batting champion will hit just .281 in 1933, and left the major leagues with a career mark of .331. He continued his career in the minor leagues. The Athletics won 7-3 behind the relief pitching of Lefty Grove‚ then 11-8 in 12 innings‚ with Mr. Grove throwing scoreless 10th and 11th innings. Lloyd Brown went all the way for the Red Sox before tiring and walking three and giving up a pair of singles in the 12th.

Detroit outfielder John Stone became the first major leaguer to collect 6 long hits in a regulation length doubleheader‚ as he banged out 4 doubles and 2 home runs for the Tigers in a split with the St. Louis Browns. National Leaguers Chick Hafey and Mel Ott had collected 6 long hits‚ but their games ran more than regulation length. The Tigers took the opener‚ 8-6‚ then dropped the second game 3-1.

70 years ago
1938


Died on this date
Raden Sutomo, 49
. Indonesian nationalist. Dr. Sutomo, a key founder of the nationalist movement Boedi Oetomo, espoused the radical idea that Islam detracted from nationalism. He became leader of the nationalists when Sukarno’s radical rhetoric led to his internment. Dr. Sutomo advocated a dual program of social welfare and political progress. Under his auspices, and despite police surveillance, his study clubs worked to increase literacy, and establish schools and cooperatives. In 1931, he established the Indonesian People’s Party (P.B.I.), a group looked upon with suspicion by the Dutch government. Four years later, the BO and the PBI merged to form Parindra with Dr. Sutomo as chairman.

Auto racing
Results of the Indianapolis 500:
Finish Start No Name Qual Rank Laps Led Status
1 1 23 Floyd Roberts 125.681 2 200 92 Running
2 7 1 Wilbur Shaw 120.987 13 200 0 Running
3 5 3 Chet Miller 121.898 9 200 0 Running
4 6 2 Ted Horn 121.327 12 200 0 Running
5 18 38 Chet Gardner 120.435 17 200 0 Running
6 14 54 Herb Ardinger 119.022 24 199 0 Flagged
7 25 45 Harry McQuinn 119.492 21 197 0 Flagged
8 30 58 Billy Devore 116.339 30 185 0 Flagged
9 13 22 Joel Thorne 119.155 23 185 0 Flagged
10 17 29 Frank Wearne 121.405 11 181 0 Flagged
11 33 43 Duke Nalon 113.828 33 178 0 Flagged
12 29 12 George Bailey 116.393 29 166 0 Clutch
13 9 27 Mauri Rose 119.796 20 165 0 Supercharger
14 10 16 Ronney Householder 125.769 1 154 0 Supercharger
15 15 6 Jimmy Snyder 123.506 4 150 92 Supercharger
16 12 5 Louis Meyer 120.525 16 149 0 Oil Pump
17 4 17 Tony Gulotta 122.499 6 130 0 Rod
18 22 55 Al Miller 119.420 22 125 0 Clutch
19 19 15 George Connor 120.326 18 119 0 Engine
20 32 9 Cliff Bergere 114.464 32 111 0 Piston
21 31 33 Henry Banks 116.279 31 109 0 Rod bearing
22 21 35 Kelly Petillo 119.827 19 100 0 Camshaft
23 24 21 Louis Tomei 121.599 10 88 0 Rod
24 16 7 Bill Cummings 122.393 7 72 0 Radiator
25 2 14 Russ Snowberger 124.027 3 56 0 Rod
26 8 34 Babe Stapp 120.595 15 54 0 Valve
27 26 10 Tony Willman 118.458 25 47 0 Valve
28 3 8 Rex Mays 122.845 5 45 16 Supercharger
29 28 42 Emil Andres 117.126 27 45 0 Crash T2
30 27 37 Ira Hall 118.255 26 44 0 Crash T3
31 11 26 Frank Brisko 121.921 8 39 0 Oil line
32 23 36 Al Putnam 116.791 28 15 0 Crankshaft
33 20 47 Shorty Cantlon 120.906 14 13 0 Supercharger

Baseball
The largest crowd in Yankee Stadium history‚ 83‚533‚ saw Red Ruffing end Lefty Grove's 8-game winning streak in a 10-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox. 6,000 fans were turned away‚ and 511 were given refunds because there was no place to sit. The Yankees also took the second game of the doubleheader 5-4‚ in a game made famous for a fight between Yankees’ outfielder Jake Powell and Boston player-manager Joe Cronin. The brawl started when Boston pitcher Archie McKain hit Mr. Powell with a pitch in the stomach. Mr. Powell's charge to the mound was intercepted by Mr. Cronin and the two pummelled each other for 2-3 minutes. Mr. Cronin and Mr. Powell were ejected, but continued the fight in the area beneath the stands‚ until they were separated by Yankee players. Both players were fined and suspended for 10 days.

Rudy York hit his third grand slam of the month‚ as the Detroit Tigers beat the St. Louis Browns 10-9 in the first game of a holiday pair.

60 years ago
1948

On the radio

The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes on MBS, starring John Stanley and Alfred Shirley
Tonight’s episode: A Case of Identity

50 years ago
1958

Hit parade

#1 single in the U.K.: Who’s Sorry Now--Connie Francis (3rd week at #1)

Aviation
The Douglas DC-8 jet, a rival to the Boeing 707, made its maiden flight.

Auto racing
A crash on the first lap that took the life of fan favourite Pat O’Connor marred the Indianapolis 500. Dick Rathmann and Ed Elisian started the race on the front row, with Jimmy Reece on the outside of the front row. Mr. Elisian spun in turn 3 of the first lap, and collected Dick Rathmann, sending them both into the wall, and starting a 15-car pileup. According to A.J. Foyt (making his Indianapolis 500 debut), Mr. O'Connor's car hit Mr. Reece's car, sailed fifty feet in the air, landed upside down, and burst into flames. Although Mr. O'Connor was incinerated in the accident, medical officials said that he was probably killed instantly from a fractured skull.

Widely blamed for the accident, Mr. Elisian was suspended by the United States Auto Club for the accident (reinstated a few days later), and was shunned by many in the racing community. Following the accident, race officials announced that they would change the starting procedure, abandoning the single-file trip down pit lane that was used in 1957 and 1958. This race also marked the first Indianapolis 500 appearance for a member of the Unser family. Jerry, the oldest of the brothers, was one of those sent over the wall in the first-lap crash. He was killed in a practice run for the 1959 Indianapolis 500. The purse was $305,217. Points were awarded toward the world driving championship.

The results:
Finish Grid No Driver Qual Rank Laps Led Time/Retired Points
1 7 1 Jimmy Bryan 144.18 1 200 139 3:44:13.80 8
2 25 99 George Amick 142.71 8 200 18 + 27.63 6
3 8 9 Johnny Boyd 144.02 24 200 18 + 1:09.67 4
4 9 33 Tony Bettenhausen 143.91 9 200 24 + 1:34.81 4
5 20 2 Jim Rathmann 143.14 10 200 0 + 1:35.62 2
6 3 16 Jimmy Reece 145.51 14 200 0 + 2:16.95
7 13 26 Don Freeland 143.03 3 200 0 + 2:21.06
8 19 44 Jud Larson 143.51 16 200 0 + 5:34.02
9 26 61 Eddie Johnson 142.67 11 200 0 + 6:15.76
10 33 54 Bill Cheesbourg 142.54 25 200 0 + 8:03.59
11 21 52 Al Keller 142.93 29 200 0 + 9:14.20
12 6 45 Johnnie Parsons 144.68 18 200 0 + 9:40.85
13 30 19 Johnnie Tolan 142.3 6 200 0 + 9:52.24
14 17 65 Bob Christie 142.25 30 189 0 Spun off
15 32 59 Dempsey Wilson 134.27 32 151 0 Fire
16 12 29 A.J. Foyt 143.13 33 148 0 Spun off
17 31 77 Mike Magill 142.27 15 136 0 Disqualified
18 14 15 Paul Russo 142.95 31 122 0 Throttle
19 23 83 Shorty Templeman 142.81 17 116 0 Brakes
20 11 8 Rodger Ward 143.26 20 93 0 Magneto
21 15 43 Billy Garrett 142.77 13 80 0 Magneto
22 18 88 Eddie Sachs 144.66 21 68 1 Transmission
23 22 7 Johnny Thomson 142.9 7 52 0 Steering
24 29 89 Chuck Weyant 142.6 19 38 0 accident
25 10 25 Jack Turner 143.43 28 21 0 Fuel pump
26 4 14 Bob Veith 144.88 12 1 0 Accident
27 1 97 Dick Rathmann 145.97 4 0 0 Accident
28 2 5 Ed Elisian 145.92 2 0 0 Accident
29 5 4 Pat O'Connor 144.82 5 0 0 Fatal Accident
30 16 31 Paul Goldsmith 142.74 23 0 0 Accident
31 24 92 Jerry Unser 142.75 22 0 0 Accident
32 27 68 Len Sutton 142.65 26 0 0 Accident
33 28 57 Art Bisch 142.63 27 0 0 Accident

Baseball
Chicago Cubs’ outfielder Walt Moryn hit 3 home runs in the seond game of a doubleheader at Wrigley Field as the Cubs swept the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 and 10-8. Mr. Moryn hit an RBI double in game 1 in the 9th inning to tie‚ and then scored the winning run. In game 2, Moose hit back-to-back home runs with Ernie Banks in the 4th and Chuck Tanner in the 7th‚ and his 2-run homer in the 9th tagged Sandy Koufax with his first loss of the season.

40 years ago
1968


Died on this date
Charles "Chubby" Power, 80
. Canadian politician. Mr. Power, from Quebec, had a Parliamentary career that ran 51 years. He sat in the House of Commons from 1917-1955, and in the Senate from 1955 until his death.

World events
French President Charles De Gaulle returned to Paris from his country home and, assured of Army support, dissolved the National Assembly. He blamed Communists for the chaos involving mass demonstrations, and called for new parliamentary elections for June 23 and 30.

Auto racing
Results of the Indianapolis 500:
Finish Start No Name Qual Rank Laps Led Status
1 3 3 Bobby Unser 169.507 3 200 127 Running
2 10 48 Dan Gurney 166.512 10 200 0 Running
3 17 15 Mel Kenyon 165.191 14 200 0 Running
4 20 42 Denis Hulme 164.189 19 200 0 Running
5 5 25 Lloyd Ruby 167.613 5 200 42 Running
6 26 59 Ronnie Duman 162.338 27 200 0 Running
7 23 98 Bill Vukovich II 163.510 23 198 0 Flagged
8 27 90 Mike Mosley 162.499 26 197 0 Flagged
9 31 94 Sammy Sessions 162.118 31 197 0 Flagged
10 25 6 Bobby Grim 162.866 25 196 0 Flagged
11 24 16 Bob Veith 163.495 24 196 0 Flagged
12 1 60 Joe Leonard 171.599 1 191 31 Fuel Shaft
13 11 20 Art Pollard 166.297 11 188 0 Fuel Shaft
14 13 82 Jim McElreath 165.327 13 179 0 Stalled
15 28 84 Carl Williams 162.323 28 163 0 Crash BS
16 18 10 Bud Tingelstad 164.444 17 158 0 Oil Pressure
17 12 54 Wally Dallenbach, Sr. 165.548 12 148 0 Engine
18 21 18 Johnny Rutherford 163.830 21 125 0 Crash T4
19 2 70 Graham Hill 171.208 2 110 0 Crash T2
20 8 1 A.J. Foyt 166.821 8 86 0 Rear End
21 19 45 Ronnie Bucknum 164.211 18 76 0 Fuel Leak
22 14 27 Jim Malloy 165.032 15 64 0 Rear End
23 15 78 Jerry Grant 164.782 16 50 0 Oil Leak
24 22 11 Gary Bettenhausen 163.562 22 43 0 Accident T1
25 32 21 Arnie Knepper 161.900 32 42 0 Accident T1
26 6 24 Al Unser 167.069 6 40 0 Crash T1
27 9 4 Gordon Johncock 166.775 9 37 0 Rear End
28 33 64 Larry Dickson 161.124 33 24 0 Piston
29 7 8 Roger McCluskey 166.976 7 16 0 Oil Filter
30 30 56 Jim Hurtubise 162.191 30 9 0 Piston
31 29 29 George Snider 162.264 29 9 0 Oil Leak
32 16 35 Jochen Rindt 164.144 20 5 0 Piston
33 4 2 Mario Andretti 167.691 4 2 0 Piston

The purse was $809,627. This was the second and last Indianapolis 500 in which the turbine engine was allowed; it was subsequently outlawed by rule changes. One of the drivers using a turbine engine, Joe Leonard, was leading the race with 9 laps to go, when a broken fuel pump ended his race. The same problem knocked the other turbine driver, Art Pollard, out at the same time.

Baseball
New York and Washington split‚ with the Yankees winning the opener‚ 13-4‚ and the Senators the nightcap‚ 6-2. In the first game‚ Yankees’ first baseman Mickey Mantle went 5-for-5 with two home runs and 5 RBIs. He sat out the second game. Mr. Mantle's last 5-for-5 game had been on May 24‚ 1956.

30 years ago
1978

Law

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in two separate cases that lawyers could not solicit cases for personal gain , but that they could do so when they represented non-profit organizations, or when they volunteered their services.

World events
U.S. President Jimmy Carter denounced Cuban and Soviet actions in Africa in his address to the two-day meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) heads of government in Washington. Cuba continued to deny charges that Cuban forces had been involved in the recent rebel invasion of the Zairian province of Shaba. The Zairian Red Cross reported that 720 people, including 132 foreigners, had been killed in fighting between Zairian troops and secessionist guerrillas in the town of Kolwezi in Shaba earlier in the month. There were an estimated 40,000 Cuban soldiers and advisers in Africa, mainly in Angola and Ethiopia.

Baseball
In his first major league start for the St. Louis Cardinals‚ Silvio Martinez hurled a one-hit 8-2 victory over the New York Mets. Steve Henderson homered in the 7th inning for the lone Met’s hit.

25 years ago
1983


Died on this date
Alfred Gruenther, 84
. U.S. general. General Gruenther was the youngest Major General in World War II and later served as Supreme Allied Commander in Europe from 1953-1956.

Diplomacy
In the final statement of the Williamsburg summit, the leaders pledged to further the economic recovery by resisting protectionism and by encouraging development of new technologies. High interest rates and budget deficits in the United States were criticized by the other leaders as major factors in the economic difficulties. The leaders supported an increase in the resources of the International Monetary Fund to help developing countries deal with their mounting debts. The nations represented at the summit were the United States, Canada, Britain, Japan, Italy, France, and West Germany.

20 years ago
1988


Died on this date
Ella Raines, 67
. U.S. actress. Among Miss Raines’ movies were The Suspect (1944); Hail the Conquering Hero (1944); Phantom Lady (1944); Brute Force (1947); and Impact (1949).

Diplomacy
U.S. President Ronald Reagan and U.S.S.R. leader Mikhail Gorbachev continued their summit in Moscow. Mr. Gorbachev proposed that the size of the NATO and Warsaw Pact forces be gradually reduced to about 500,000 on each side, or an approximate 50% cut. Progress was reported after the meeting on reducing long-range nuclear weapons. In a speech at a monastery and at a meeting with Soviet dissidents, President Reagan returned to the theme of human rights. The Reagans were guests of the Gorbachevs at a state dinner that evening.

World events
France’s Defense Minister said that several commandos who had rescued 23 French hostages from Melanesian separatist guerrillas on the island of New Caledonia on May 5 had committed "acts contrary to military duty."

10 years ago
1998


Disasters
An earthquake in northern Afghanistan killed at least 4,000 people.

Hockey
NHL
Stanley Cup
Eastern Conference Finals
Washington 2 @ Buffalo 0 (Washington led best-of-seven series 3-1)

May 29, 2008

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Cathy Brown!

275 years ago
1733

Law

Gilles Hocquart, Intendant of New France, upheld the right of Canadians to have Indians as slaves and to sell them.

160 years ago
1848

Americana

Wisconsin was admitted to the Union as the 30th state.

125 years ago
1883

Politics and government

Frank Oliver was elected to represent the city of Edmonton on the Northwest Territories Council.

100 years ago
1908

Baseball

At Ebbets Field‚ the New York Giants defeated the Brooklyn Superbas 1-0, as Christy Mathewson gave up just 4 hits and struck out 8. Nap Rucker took the loss.

90 years ago
1918

Canadiana

Point Pelee National Park, a major migratory bird refuge, was established on the southernmost point of mainland Ontario.

80 years ago
1928


Died on this date
Alma S. Olmstead, 81
. U.S. woman. Mrs. Olmstead, a resident of Lincoln, Nebraska, was born in Erie County, New York. Her father, who was 95 when she was born, fought in the Revolutionary War.

H.C. Smith. U.S. mining executive. Mr. Smith, superintendent of the Don Carlos mine in Pachuca, Mexico, was assassinated.

Dorothy Sielagowski, 7. U.S. girl. Miss Sielagowski, a resident of Toledo, Ohio, was kidnapped, attacked, strangled, and left on a relative’s porch.

Politics and government
The first session of the 70th Congress of the United States adjourned, having been in action since December 5, 1927. Of the 19,770 bills introduced, 923 became laws.

Business
Chrysler Corporation announced their acquisition of control of Dodge Bros., Inc., a rival automobile manufacturing concern.

Religion
In Weymouth, England, 20,000 gathered at the sands to see whether the "Great Pyramid" prophecy of destruction by a tidal wave would come true; it didn’t. 20 minutes before the time set for the tidal wave, a stunting machine fell into the sea. The pilot, A. G. Cooper, drowned in the cockpit before he could be reached.

Baseball
At Ebbets Field‚ Bill Terry hit for the cycle to lead the New York Giants to a 12-5 win over the Brooklyn Dodgers.

At Yankee Stadium‚ the Yankees swept a pair from the Washington Nationals‚ 3-2 and 12-3. Leo Durocher's bases-loaded triple in the opener gave George Pipgras (8-1) the win. Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth both slugged a pair of home runs in the nightcap: Mr. Gehrig hit his 9th of the season in the third inning off Washington starter Milt Gaston‚ then Ruth and Gehrig hit back-to-back homers in the 4th off Lloyd Brown. Mr. Ruth added his 18th off Mr. Brown in the 7th. Earl Combs also homered for the Yankees.

The Cincinnati Reds lost another star when center fielder Ethan Allen was beaned and broke his cheek in an exhibition game in Buffalo.

60 years ago
1948


Died on this date
May Whitty, 82
. U.K. actress. After many years on English stages, Miss Whitty went to Hollywood. She made her mark as a character actor in such movies as Night Must Fall (1937); The Lady Vanishes (1938); Suspicion (1941); Mrs. Miniver (1942); Gaslight (1944); and The Sign of the Ram (1948).

Baseball
Richie Ashburn hits his first major league home run‚ a leadoff inside-the-park homer‚ off Thornton Lee's third pitch. It ran Mr. Ashburn's hitting streak to 18 games, but it was the Phillies’ only run as the New York Giants won 7-1. Bill Rigney led off the 1st‚ 3rd‚ and 5th innings with hits‚ while Sid Gordon added a three-run homer in the 5th. Mr. Lee was a complete-game winner over Walt Dubiel.

40 years ago
1968

Personal

The Shrine Circus was in town, and this blogger went with his dad to see it at the Edmonton Gardens after school.

World events
Some 200,000 marchers, led by Communists, chanted "Adieu, de Gaulle" when French President Charles de Gaulle suddenly left Paris for his country home amid speculation that he was resigning. Former Premier Pierre Mendes-France declared that he was ready to form a "popular government."

The United Nations Security Council unanimously approved a resolution calling on all members to impose a total embargo on all trade with or travel to Rhodesia.

War
A spokesman for the North Vietnamese government berated U.S. President Lyndon Johnson for accusing North Vietnam of obstructing the Paris peace talks.

Disasters
The U.S. nuclear submarine Scorpion, with 99 men aboard, was reported missing. It was two days overdue at Norfolk, Virginia after a three-month training exercise with the 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean Sea.

A gas explosion at a nursery school in Hapeville, Georgia killed seven children and two adults.

Soccer
Manchester United beat the Portuguese side Benfica 4-1 in extra time to become the first English club to win the European Cup. The match at Wembley Stadium in London was watched by a crowd of 100,000 and an estimated 250 million TV viewers. It was the biggest television audience since the World Cup final two years before.

The first half passed in a flurry of fouls before Bobby Charlton headed the opening goal in the second half to make it 1-0. With only 10 minutes left to go, Benfica scored the equaliser, and very nearly won the match when their feared striker Eusebio broke away from Nobby Stiles, the player tasked with marking him, and blasted the ball towards the net. But it was saved by keeper Alex Stepney and the game went into extra time. Two minutes into extra time George Best put United ahead again, slipping round the keeper and gently tapping it over the line. This was followed by two more United goals, from 19-year-old Brian Kidd and captain Bobby Charlton, taking the final score to 4-1.

30 years ago
1978


Died on this date
Ali Solih
. Comoro Islands politician. Mr. Solih, who had been deposed as President in a coup on May 13, was killed in an attempt to escape house arrest.

Carl Reynolds, 75. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Reynolds, an outfielder, played for five major league teams from 1927-1939. His career batting percentage was .302. Mr. Reynolds’ besst season was 1930, when he hit .359 with 202 hits, 22 home runs, 100 runs batted in, and 103 runs scored with the Chicago White Sox. He hit .302 with the Chicago Cubs in 1938 when they won the National League pennant, but went 0 for 12 in the World Series.

Diplomacy
Chines Foreign Minister Huang Hua hinted to the United Nations General Assembly that China might join the special session on disarmament in Geneva if those talks were not controlled by the U.S.A. and U.S.S.R. He also called the Soviet Union the "most dangerous source of a new world war" and warned the United States against a policy of appeasement. The Soviet delegate walked out during Mr. Huang’s speech.

Terrorism
The West German government disclosed that Yugoslavia had arrested four of West Germany’s most-wanted terrorists. Their extradition to West Germany was being held up while Yugoslavia tried to extradite Croatian nationalists held in West Germany.

25 years ago
1983


Diplomacy
At the Williamsburg summit of western democracies (U.S.A.; Canada; Britain; Japan; West Germany; Italy; France), U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz issued a statement supported by all of the countries, affirming their desire to reduce armaments through negotiations. The statement warned that U.S. medium-range missiles would be deployed in western Europe if no accord were reached with the Soviet Union on arms limitation.

Auto racing
Perennial bridesmaid Tom Sneva finally won the Indianapolis 500. Mr. Sneva, who had finished second in 1977, 1978, and 1980, took the checkered flag with an average speed of 162.117 miles per hour. Al Unser, who had won the race three times, finished second. The purse was over $2.4 million. Mr. Sneva was stuck behind the lapped car of Al Unser, Jr., who was helping to protect the lead of his father despite being shown the blue "move-over" flag. Mr. Sneva took advantage of some other slower cars to pass both Unsers in daring moves on the mainstretch and third turn on lap 190, and went on to win. Teo Fabi joined Walt Faulkner (1959) as one of only two rookies ever to qualify for the pole position.

Finish Start No Name Qual Rank Laps Led Status
1 4 5 Tom Sneva 203.687 4 200 98 Running
2 7 7 Al Unser 201.954 8 200 61 Running
3 3 2 Rick Mears 204.300 3 200 2 Running
4 26 12 Geoff Brabham 198.618 18 199 0 Flagged
5 22 16 Kevin Cogan 201.528 9 198 0 Flagged
6 12 30 Howdy Holmes 199.295 16 198 0 Flagged
7 14 21 Pancho Carter 198.237 21 197 0 Flagged
8 16 60 Chip Ganassi 197.608 24 195 0 Flagged
9 29 37 Scott Brayton 196.713 25 195 0 Flagged
10 5 19 Al Unser, Jr. 202.146 6 192 0 Out of Fuel
11 19 56 Steve Chassey 195.108 28 191 0 Flagged
12 25 72 Chris Kneifel 198.625 17 191 0 Flagged
13 2 18 Mike Mosley 205.372 2 169 1 Crash T1
14 10 20 Gordon Johncock 199.748 13 163 0 Gearbox
15 20 22 Dick Simon 192.993 30 161 0 Flagged
16 30 29 Mike Chandler 194.934 29 153 0 Gearbox
17 9 10 Tony Bettenhausen, Jr. 199.894 12 152 0 Half Shaft
18 15 94 Bill Whittington 197.755 22 144 0 Gearbox
19 28 34 Derek Daly 197.658 23 126 0 Engine
20 6 4 Bobby Rahal 202.005 7 110 15 Radiator
21 21 25 Danny Ongais 202.320 5 101 0 Handling
22 23 66 Johnny Parsons 199.985 11 80 0 Crash T1
23 11 3 Mario Andretti 199.404 15 79 0 Crash T1
24 33 90 Dennis Firestone 190.888 32 77 0 Oil Leak
25 18 55 Josele Garza 195.671 27 64 0 Oil Leak
26 1 33 Teo Fabi 207.395 1 47 23 Fuel Gasket
27 27 91 Don Whittington 198.596 19 44 0 Ignition
28 8 9 Roger Mears 200.108 10 43 0 Crash T1
29 31 43 Steve Krisiloff 191.192 31 42 0 U-Joint
30 17 35 Patrick Bedard 195.941 26 25 0 Crash FS
31 24 14 A.J. Foyt 199.557 14 24 0 Shift Linkage
32 13 1 George Snider 198.544 20 22 0 Ignition
33 32 38 Chet Fillip 183.145 33 11 0 Black Flagged

20 years ago
1988


Diplomacy
U.S. President Ronald Reagan arrived in Moscow for a summit meeting with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. At their first conversation, President Reagan reportedly pressed Mr. Gorbachev on human rights issues, while Soviet human rights activists demonstrated in the streets of Moscow and Leningrad. That evening, President and Mrs. Reagan strolled near Spasso House, the U.S. ambassador’s residence where they were staying, and were mobbed by Soviet citizens. U.S. and Soviet working groups met to discuss human rights, arms control, and regional conflicts.

Auto racing
Rick Mears won the Indianapolis 500 for the third time, with an average speed of 144.809 miles per hour. Emerson Fittipaldi finished second in the first Indianapolis 500 to have a $5 million purse. Mr. Mears’ previous wins were in 1979 and 1984. He went on to win it again in 1991. Roger Penske's team dominated the month, qualifying all three teammates Rick Mears, Danny Sullivan and Al Unser on the front row. Their cars had unique solid wheels instead of the conventional spoke designs used on most of the other cars. On race day the three teammates combined to lead 192 laps. Mr. Sullivan dominated the first half, but hit the south short-chute wall on lap 102 after his front wing adjusters slipped, robbing the car of steering capability. Mr. Mears, at one point more than a lap down, took the lead nine laps later, and outlasted Mr. Unser and Emerson Fittipaldi to take the checkered flag.

Finish Start No Name Qual Rank Laps Led Status
1 1 5 Rick Mears 219.198 1 200 89 Running
2 8 20 Emerson Fittipaldi 212.512 8 200 0 Running
3 3 1 Al Unser 215.270 3 199 12 Flagged
4 10 18 Michael Andretti 210.183 12 199 0 Flagged
5 19 4 Bobby Rahal 208.526 21 199 0 Flagged
6 18 15 Jim Crawford 210.564 11 198 8 Flagged
7 20 30 Raul Boesel 211.058 10 198 0 Flagged
8 15 97 Phil Krueger 208.212 24 196 0 Flagged
9 16 22 Dick Simon 207.555 28 196 0 Flagged
10 6 7 Arie Luyendyk 213.611 6 196 0 Flagged
11 13 11 Kevin Cogan 209.552 17 195 0 Flagged
12 33 21 Howdy Holmes 206.970 33 192 0 Flagged
13 5 3 Al Unser, Jr. 214.186 5 180 0 Flagged
14 23 56 Billy Vukovich III (R) 208.545 20 179 0 Flagged
15 11 24 Randy Lewis 209.774 14 175 0 Flagged
16 28 48 Rocky Moran 207.181 31 159 0 Engine
17 32 29 Rich Vogler 207.126 32 159 0 Crash T3
18 21 92 Dominic Dobson 210.096 13 145 0 Lost Coolant
19 25 23 Tero Palmroth 208.001 25 144 0 Engine
20 4 6 Mario Andretti 214.692 4 118 0 Electrical
21 27 98 John Andretti (R) 207.894 27 114 0 Engine
22 30 17 Johnny Rutherford 208.442 22 107 0 Crash T1
23 2 9 Danny Sullivan 216.214 2 101 91 Crash T1
24 26 35 Steve Chassey 207.951 26 73 0 Crash T4
25 31 71 Ludwig Heimrath 207.214 30 59 0 Crash T4
26 22 14 A.J. Foyt 209.696 15 54 0 Crash BS
27 14 81 Tom Sneva 208.659 18 32 0 Crash T4
28 17 8 Teo Fabi 207.244 29 30 0 Accident Pits
29 9 10 Derek Daly 212.295 9 18 0 Gearbox
30 29 84 Stan Fox 208.579 19 2 0 Half Shaft
31 7 91 Scott Brayton 212.624 7 0 0 Crash T2
32 12 2 Roberto Guerrero 209.632 16 0 0 Crash T2
33 24 16 Tony Bettenhausen, Jr. 208.342 23 0 0 Crash T2

10 years ago
1998


Died on this date
Barry Goldwater, 89
. U.S. politician. Mr. Goldwater was a United States Senator from 1953-1965 and 1969-1987. He was the Republican Party’s presidential candidate in 1964, but lost in a landslide to incumbent Lyndon Johnson. Mr. Goldwater was known for many years as "Mr. Conservative," but he was really a libertarian, and spent the last 17 years of his life ranting against Christians.

World events
U.S. President Bill Clinton imposed economic penalties on Pakistan for conducting five underground nuclear tests.

Basketball
NBA
Eastern Conference Finals
Chicago 89 @ Indiana 92 (Best-of-seven series tied 3-3)

Hockey
NHL
Stanley Cup
Western Conference Finals
Dallas 3 @ Detroit 5 (Detroit led best-of-seven series 2-1)