Wednesday, 31 July 2013

August 1, 2013

175 years ago
1838


Society
Non-labourer slaves in most of the British Empire were emancipated.

120 years ago
1893


Literature
The Adventure of the Resident Patient by A. Conan Doyle, ninth in a series of short stories published in book form in 1894 as The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, was published in the August 1893 issue of The Strand Magazine.

70 years ago
1943


Society
Race-related rioting erupted in New York City's Harlem section, resulting in several deaths.

60 years ago
1953


Hit Parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Tell Me a Story--Frankie Laine and Jimmy Boyd (2nd week at #1)

#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I'm Walking Behind You--Eddie Fisher (Best seller--2nd week at #1; Disc Jockey--3rd week at #1; Jukebox--5th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I'm Walking Behind You--Eddie Fisher (4th week at #1)
2 No Other Love--Perry Como
3 The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where is Your Heart)--Percy Faith and his Orchestra
4 Vaya Con Dios (May God Be with You)--Les Paul and Mary Ford
5 April in Portugal--Les Baxter and his Orchestra
6 Terry's Theme from "Limelight"--Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra
--[Richard Hayman and his Orchestra]
7 Ruby--Richard Hayman and his Orchestra
--[Les Baxter and his Orchestra]
8 P.S. I Love You--The Hilltoppers
9 Allez-Vous-En--Kay Starr
10 With These Hands--Eddie Fisher

Singles entering the chart were Blue Canary by Dinah Shore (#26); Te Amo by Frankie Laine (#28); and Hey Joe! by Frankie Laine (#33). Te Amo was the B-side (or maybe the A-side) of Where the Winds Blow, which charted at #34).

Academia
The Université de Sherbrooke was founded.

50 years ago
1963


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): (You're the) Devil in Disguise--Elvis Presley

Space
The mission of the U.S. satellite Solar Radiation 4, launched on June 15, 1963, ended.

Disasters
Seven people, including two small children, were killed in an explosion at a gas station in Hanmer, Ontario.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Hamilton (1-1) 16 @ Montreal (2-1) 23
Ottawa (2-1) 8 @ British Columbia (3-0) 18

40 years ago
1973


Scandal
The United States Senate Select Committee on Campaign Activities made public a 1972 White House memo from former presidential aide Charles Colson in which Mr. Colson warned that hearings on Richard Kleindienst's nomination as U.S. Attorney General could directly involve President Richard Nixon and other administration officials in the settlement of a series of anti-trust actions against the International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation.

Football
CFL
Montreal (1-0) 18 @ Hamilton (0-1) 9

Montreal quarterback George Mira completed touchdown passes to Peter Dalla Riva and Johnny Rodgers, the 1972 Heisman Trophy winner who was playing his first CFL game. The Alouettes' win over the defending Grey Cup champion Tiger-Cats at Ivor Wynne Stadium was the first CFL game for Marv Levy as Montreal's head coach. Montreal defensive back Merl Code suffered a season-ending knee injury, and didn't play another CFL game until 1976.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Flashdance...What a Feeling--Irene Cara (4th week at #1)

Diplomacy
Robert McFarlane, U.S. President Ronald Reagan's special envoy to the Middle East, arrived in Beirut to begin several weeks of meetings with leaders of various Middle East countries.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): Age of Reason--John Farnham

Radio
Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh began broadcasting his nationally syndicated radio program across the United States.

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Austria (Ö3): (I Can't Help) Falling in Love With You--UB40 (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Mr. Vain--Culture Beat (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): What's Up?--4 Non Blondes (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Pray--Take That (4th week at #1)

Died on this date
Baudouin I, 62
. King of the Belgians, 1951-1993. Baudouin I succeeded to the throne upon the abdication of his father Leopold III and was succeeded as king by his brother Albert II.

Disasters
The Great Mississippi and Missouri Rivers Flood of 1993 came to a peak.

10 years ago
2003


Terrorism
35-50 people were killed when a suicide bomber rammed a truck through the gates of a military hospital in Mozdok, North Ossetia, Russia. Russian officials blames Chechen separatists.

World events
Lord Hutton, the judge investigating the recent death of British scientist and former United Nations weapons inspector Dr. David Kelly, opened his inquiry.

Scandal
Tape recordings made from July 30-August 1 appeared to reveal that Baylor University head basketball coach Dave Bliss had advised assistant coaches and players to depict Patrick Dennehy (a Baylor basketball player whose body, with two bullet wounds, had been found on July 25, more than a month after he'd been reported missing) as a drug dealer, in an apparent attempt to conceal the fact that Mr. Bliss had paid money to Mr. Dennehy. Mr. Dennehy's roommate and former teammate Carlton Dodson had been charged on July 21 with Mr. Dennehy's murder.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (4-3) 26 @ Toronto (4-3) 28 (OT)
Saskatchewan (5-2) 27 @ Calgary (2-5) 11

July 31, 2013

310 years ago
1703


Journalism
English writer Daniel Defoe was placed in a pillory for the crime of seditious libel after publishing a satirical pamphlet critical of Anglican High Church Tories, but was pelted with flowers.

250 years ago
1763


War
British forces commanded by Major Henry Gladwin were beaten by Odawa Chief Pontiac at Bloody Ridge, Ohio, and left Detroit after reinforcements arrived.

200 years ago
1813


War
In the War of 1812, British troops captured Plattsburgh, New York, on Lake Champlain.

125 years ago
1888


Baseball
Gus Weyhing became the second member of the Philadelphia Athletics in six days to pitch a no-hitter as he led the Athletics to a 4-0 win over the Kansas City Blues at Jefferson Street Grounds in Philadelphia. Ed Seward had pitched a no-hitter for the Athletics in a 12-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on July 26, also at Jefferson Street Grounds.

100 years ago
1913


Born on this date
Bryan Hextall
. Canadian hockey player. Mr. Hextall played left wing and right wing with the New York Rangers from 1937-1944; 1945; and 1946-1948. He led the NHL in goals in 1939-40 with 24 and again the following season with 26, and scored the Stanley Cup-winning goal in overtime in the sixth game of the 1940 finals against the Toronto Maple Leafs, giving the Rangers their last Stanley Cup until 1994. Mr. Hextall won the Art Ross Trophy in 1941-42, leading the NHL with 56 points. In 449 NHL regular season games he scored 362 points on 187 goals and 175 assists, and added 8 goals and 9 assists in 37 playoff games. Mr. Hextall was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1969. His sons Bryan, Jr. and Dennis and grandson Ron Hextall all had respectable careers as NHL players, while great-grandson Brett Hextall is currently playing in the American Hockey League. Mr. Hextall died on July 25, 1984, 6 days before his 71st birthday.

War
The Balkan States signed an armistice at Bucharest.

Aviation
Alys Bryant became the first woman in Canada to make a solo flight, departing from the Vancouver racetrack.

75 years ago
1938


Diplomacy
Bulgaria signed a non-aggression pact with Greece and other states of the Balkan Antanti (Turkey, Romania, and Yugoslavia).

Archaeology
Engraved gold and silver plates from King Darius the Great were discovered in Persepolis.

70 years ago
1943


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): White Christmas--Bing Crosby (2nd month at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): You'll Never Know--Dick Haymes (2nd week at #1)

60 years ago
1953


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): I Believe--Frankie Laine (14th week at #1)

Died on this date
Robert Taft, 63
. U.S. politician. Mr. Taft, a Republican and eldest son of former U.S. President William Howard Taft, represented Ohio in the United States Senate from 1939-1953 and was Senate Majority Leader from January 3, 1953 until his death from cancer. He was known for advocating a foreign policy of non-interventionism and for the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947, which remains basic labour law in the U.S.A. Mr. Taft unsuccessfully campaigned for the Republican party U.S. presidential nomination in 1940, 1948, and 1952.

50 years ago
1963


Died on this date
Joe Miller, 64
. Canadian football and hockey player. Mr. Miller was a member of the Ottawa Senators when they won the Grey Cup in 1925 and 1926. In the 1926 Grey Cup semi-final, he punted for 6 singles in the 2nd half as the Senators overcame a 6-1 halftime deficit to edge Toronto Balmy Beach 7-6. Mr. Miller punted for 5 more singles as the Senators defeated the University of Toronto 10-7 in the Grey Cup. Immediately after the game he joined the New York Americans of the National Hockey League as a goaltender. In the 1928 Stanley Cup finals, the New York Rangers lost regular goalie Lorne Chabot to injury. After 44-year-old general manager Lester Patrick filled in for a memorable overtime win, Mr. Miller was obtained from the Americans as a temporary substitute, and he played the remainder of the series as the Rangers defeated the Montreal Maroons to win the Stanley Cup.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Toronto (2-2) 3 @ Calgary (2-0) 8

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: Goodbye, My Love, Goodbye--Demis Roussos (8th week at #1)

War
Canada formally ended its role as a member of the International Commission of Control and Supervision in South Vietnam. The United States announced that Iran had agreed to take Canada's place.

Politics and government
The Philippines' Commission on Elections reported that 90% of voters in the July 27-28 referendum had affirmed Ferdinand Marcos as President and had authorized him to continue the reforms he had initiated under martial law. Former Liberal Party Senator Jovito Salonga called the vote "fictitious," charging that martial law had prevented a free and fair exchange of ideas and that fear of reprisals had led people to vote in favour of Mr. Marcos. Mr. Salong and 11 other leaders had urged Mr. Marcos to lift martial law a month before the elections.

The Northern Ireland Assembly, the first democratically-elected assemby in Northern Ireland since direct rule had been imposed by the British government in March, met for the first time in Stormont, Belfast. The first meeting, which was to elect a presideing officer and invite nominations to a committee for drawing up procedural rules, was repeatedly interrupted by protests from Protestants led by Rev. Ian Paisley.

Scandal
Sam Ervin, chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Campaign Activities, said that the previous day's testimony of former presidential aide Bob Haldeman had been a "planned action" by the White House to "leak" a favourable version of tapes of White House conversations, which President Richard Nixon was refusing to release. Several members of the committee expressed resentment that Mr. Nixon had allowed Mr. Haldeman to take tapes home after his resignation as presiential adviser.

Disasters
All but one of 90 people aboard a Delta Air Lines jetliner died when it crashed while landing in heavy fog at Logan International Airport in Boston.

Football
CFL
Toronto (1-0) 25 @ Ottawa (0-1) 9
Edmonton (1-0) 33 @ Winnipeg (0-1) 22
Saskatchewan (1-0) 21 @ British Columbia (0-1) 5

Tim Anderson returned an interception 26 yards for a touchdown as the Argonauts made John Rauch's first regular season CFL game as their head coach a success, defeating the Rough Riders at Lansdowne Park. Rick Cassata started at quarterback for Ottawa but was relieved by Frank DiMaggio, who completed just 2 of 10 passes for 42 yards and 2 interceptions in his only CFL game.

Edmonton's Garry Lefebvre, punting from his end zone in the 3rd quarter, punted the ball off one of the goal posts, and Winnipeg defensive back Tom Oberg picked it up and walked in for a touchdown on what was officially recorded as a 7-yard punt return. The misplay didn't prevent the Eskimos from defeating the Blue Bombers at Winnipeg Stadium.

John Payne's regular season debut as head coach of the Roughriders was a success as they easily defeated the Lions at Empire Stadium in Vancouver. Saskatchewan quarterback Ron Lancaster completed 2 touchdown passes to Rick Eber and another to Tom Campana. It was the first CFL game for Mr. Eber, who had formerly played with the Atlanta Falcons and San Diego Chargers.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: Flashdance...What a Feeling--Irene Cara (4th week at #1)

Diplomacy
U.S. Central American envoy Richard Stone met with Salvadoran rebel leader Ruben Zamora in Bogota, Colombia.

Golf
John Cook won the Canadian Open, defeating Johnny Miller in a playoff at Glen Abbey Golf Course in Oakville, Ontario. Andy Bean, who had knocked in a 2-inch putt with his club handle the previous day; had taken a two-stroke penalty, exactly the number of strokes he finished behind Mr. Cook.

Football
CFL
Montreal (1-3) 10 @ Calgary (2-1) 42

James Sykes rushed 17 times for 153 yards and Ray Crouse carried 5 times for 89 yards, including a 67-yard touchdown, as the Stampeders routed the Concordes at McMahon Stadium. Calgary safety Darrell Moir added another touchdown on a 20-yard interception return.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: Im Nin'Alu--Ofra Haza (6th week at #1)

Diplomacy
In a televised address, King Hussein of Jordan said that he was renouncing all claims to the Israeli-occupied West Bank, which Jordan had ruled from 1948-1967 until losing it after the Six-Day War. After 1967, Jordan had continued to provide services to the West Bank, regulating business, subsidizing hospitals and schools, and administering laws in the land lying west of the Jordan River, home to 850,000 Palestinians. Jordan also paid salaries to 21,000 public employees. King Hussein said, "We repsect the wish of the Palestine Liberation Organization, the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people, to secede from us in an independent Palestinian state."

Disasters
32 people were killed and 1,674 injured when a bridge at the Sultan Abdul Halim ferry terminal collapsed in Butterworth, Penang, Malaysia.

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): (I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You--UB40 (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Gli Spari Sopra--Vasco Rossi

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Five Live (EP)--George Michael and Queen with Lisa Stansfield (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): (I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You--UB40 (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): What is Love--Haddaway (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Mr. Vain--Culture Beat

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): (I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You--UB40 (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 (I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You--UB40
2 Weak--SWV
3 Whoomp! (There it Is)--Tag Team
4 I'm Gonna be (500 Miles)--The Proclaimers
5 That's the Way Love Goes--Janet Jackson
6 Slam--Onyx
7 I'll Never Get Over You (Getting Over Me)--Exposé
8 Show Me Love--Robin S
9 Lately--Jodeci
10 I Don't Wanna Fight--Tina Turner

Singles entering the chart were Keep Ya Head Up by 2 Pac (#57, charting as the B-side of I Get Around); Teddy Bear by G-Wiz (#80); Hey Jealousy by Gin Blossoms (#82); and The Ways of the Wind by PM Dawn (#84).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 I Don't Wanna Fight--Tina Turner (2nd week at #1)
2 Fields of Gold--Sting
3 (I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You--UB40
4 Have I Told You Lately--Rod Stewart
5 Break it Down--Tears for Fears
6 That's the Way Love Goes--Janet Jackson
7 Regret--New Order
8 Come Undone--Duran Duran
9 Runaway Train--Soul Asylum
10 Can't Get Enough of Your Love--Taylor Dayne

Singles entering the chart were Oochigeas (Indian Song) by Roch Voisine (#75); Who Let in the Rain by Cyndi Lauper (#85); Can You Forgive Her by Pet Shop Boys (#86); What if I Came Knocking by John Mellencamp (#87); I'll Sleep When I'm Dead by Bon Jovi (#88); Stuck in the 90's by Moxy Fruvous (#94); and The River by the Tea Party (#96).

War
Israel and pro-Iranian guerrillas agreed to a U.S. proposal--with Syria the main power broker--to cease fighting in southern Lebanon after seven days of shelling and air attacks.

Football
CFL
Toronto (0-5) 17 @ Saskatchewan (2-3) 36
Edmonton (3-1) 43 @ Sacramento (1-4) 11

Kent Austin rushed for 2 touchdowns and passed to Jeff Fairholm for another as the Roughriders beat the Argonauts before 18,212 fans on a windy night at Taylor Field in Regina.

Sean Fleming kicked 5 field goals--including a career-longest kick of 58 yards--and the Eskimos scored 23 points in the 2nd quarter as they beat the Gold Miners before 17,827 fans at Hornet Field. Blake Marshall scored 2 touchdowns in the 2nd quarter--one on a short rush and the other on a 6-yard reception from Glenn Harper's pass on a fake field goal attempt. The touchdowns were the 64th and 65th--and last--of Mr. Marshall's 7-year CFL career. Edmonton defensive end Bennie Goods recovered a Sacramento fumble in the Gold Miners' end zone for a touchdown in the 3rd quarter, and Damon Allen completed a 59-yard pass to Eddie Brown for the final Eskimo TD in the 4th quarter.

10 years ago
2003


Society
The Vatican issued a strongly-worded document condemning any legislation recognizing same-sex unions or permitting homosexual couples to adopt children.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (4-3) 31 @ Ottawa (2-5) 26

Baseball
The Montreal Expos honoured retired catcher Gary Carter in a ceremony at Olympic Stadium. Mr. Carter came up through the Expos' farm system and played with the team from 1974-1984 and finished his career with them in 1992.

Monday, 29 July 2013

July 30, 2013

430 years ago
1583


Exploration
Humphrey Gilbert reached the coast of Newfoundland. He sailed south to Funk Island, which he named Penguin Island (Auks), and rounded Baccalieu Island and Cape St. Francis.

280 years ago
1733


Religion
The first Masonic Grand Lodge in the future United States was constituted in Massachusetts.

175 years ago
1838


Died on this date
James Morreau
. Canadian rebel. Mr. Morreau was hanged at Niagara, Upper Canada for his part in the Short Hills Raid by Hunter's Lodge Patriots on the Niagara Peninsula from June 21-23, 1838.

150 years ago
1863


Born on this date
Henry Ford
. U.S. industrialist. Mr. Ford built his first car in 1896 and founded the Ford Motor Company in 1903. He died on April 7, 1947 at the age of 83.

Diplomacy
Chief Pocatello of the Shoshone tribe signed the Treaty of Box Elder, agreeing to stop the harassment of emigrant trails in southern Idaho and northern Utah.

80 years ago
1933


Baseball
Dizzy Dean of the St. Louis Cardinals set a major league record for a single game by striking out 17 batters as the Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 8-2 at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis.

70 years ago
1943


On the radio
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, on MBS
Tonight's episode: Murder in the Waxworks

50 years ago
1963


Music
The single Tip of My Tongue by Tommy Quickly was released in the United Kingdom on Picadilly Records. The song was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

Football
CFL
The Ottawa Rough Riders sold quarterback Ron Lancaster to the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Mr. Lancaster had split the Ottawa quarterbacking duties with Russ Jackson from 1960-1962, but his playing time had diminished toward the end of his third season. The performance of rookie Ottawa quarterback Tommy Lee in two pre-season games in 1963 had led to the sale of Mr. Lancaster to Saskatchewan.

Baseball
The Los Angeles Dodgers traded veteran relief pitcher Ed Roebuck to the Washington Senators for infielder Marv Breeding. Mr. Roebuck had been with the Dodgers since 1955; he was 2-4 in 29 games in 1963, but his playing time had recently diminished, and he criticized manager Walter Alston at the time of the trade. Mr. Breeding had played with the Baltimore Orioles from 1960-1962, and was hitting .274 in 58 games with the Senators in 1963.

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Heaven is My Woman's Love--Col Joye

#1 single in France: La maladie d'amour--Michel Sardou (5th week at #1)

Scandal
Testifying before the United States Senate Select Committee on Campaign Activities, former presidential aide Bob Haldeman said that neither he nor President Richard Nixon had been involved in the June 1972 break-in at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. or the subsequent cover-up. He confirmed the testimony of former presidential aide John Ehrlichman that White House counsel John Dean had misled Mr. Nixon about the affair. Mr. Haldeman told the committee that he had listened to the tape of Mr. Dean's March 21 meeting with Mr. Nixon and that it was totally at variance with Mr. Dean's account of the meeting.

Abominations
Former Greek King Constantine called the previous day's referendum resulting in the abolition of the monarchy "a blatant and shameless fraud" and opposition politicians claimed thousands of complaints of wrongdoing at the polls.

Environment
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted auto manufacturers the year's third extension for meeting stringent emission standards. A year's extension, from 1976 to 1977, was set for meeting emission standards for nitrogen oxides.

Health
Distillers Company, which manufactured the drug thalidomide in Britain, agreed to pay more than £20 million in compensation to those born with birth defects as a result of their mothers taking the drug during pregnancy.

Baseball
Jim Bibby pitched a no-hitter for the Texas Rangers as they blanked the Oakland Athletics 6-0 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in France: L'Italiano--Toto Cutugno (8th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'--Michael Jackson

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Wrapped Around Your Finger--The Police

#1 single in the U.K.: Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)--Paul Young (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Every Breath You Take--The Police (4th week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Every Breath You Take--The Police (3rd week at #1)
2 Electric Avenue--Eddy Grant
3 Never Gonna Let You Go--Sergio Mendes
4 Flashdance...What a Feeling--Irene Cara
5 Our House--Madness
6 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'--Michael Jackson
7 She Works Hard for the Money--Donna Summer
8 Too Shy--Kajagoogoo
9 Is There Something I Should Know--Duran Duran
10 Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)--Eurythmics

Singles entering the chart were Tell Her About It by Billy Joel (#47); Don't Cry by Asia (#52); Making Love Out of Nothing at All by Air Supply (#71); Far from Over by Frank Stallone (#72); Lady Love (One More Time) by George Benson (#78); You're Driving Me Out of My Mind by Little River Band (#82); I Love Rocky Road by "Weird Al" Yankovic (#88); and True by Spandau Ballet (#90). I Love Rocky Road was a spoof of the 1982 hit I Love Rock and Roll by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'--Michael Jackson (2nd week at #1)
2 Every Breath You Take--The Police
3 Flashdance...What a Feeling--Irene Cara
4 Electric Avenue--Eddy Grant
5 White Wedding--Billy Idol
6 Come Dancing--The Kinks
7 Is There Something I Should Know--Duran Duran
8 Puttin' on the Ritz--Taco
9 Hot Girls in Love--Loverboy
10 China Girl--David Bowie

Singles entering the chart were (She's) Sexy and 17 by the Stray Cats (#42); Don't Cry by Asia (#46); and Rise Up by Parachute Club (#49).

Died on this date
Lynn Fontanne, 96
. U.K.-born U.S. actress. Miss Fontanne starred with her husband Alfred Lunt on Broadway in such plays as The Guardsman (1924); Arms and the Man (1925); Pygmalion (1926); Strange Interlude (1928); Design for Living (1933); The Taming of the Shrew (1935); Idiot's Delight (1936); There Shall Be No Night (1940); and The Visit (1958). The couple were given a special Tony Award in 1970.

Diplomacy
Foreign ministers from nine Latin American countries ended a meeting without agreeing on measures to avert war.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (2-1) 34 @ Hamilton (1-3) 20

Sammy Greene's 113-yard kickoff return for a touchdown was the big play for the Lions as they defeated the Tiger-Cats at Ivor Wynne Stadium. B.C. kicker Lui Passaglia missed a convert--his first such miss in his 8-year CFL career.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Age of Reason--John Farnham

#1 single in France (SNEP): Nuit de folie--Début de Soirée (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Tell Me--Nick Kamen (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Push It--Salt-N-Pepa (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You--Glenn Medeiros (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You--Glenn Medeiros (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Roll With It--Steve Winwood

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Pour Some Sugar on Me--Def Leppard (2nd week at #1)
2 Roll With It--Steve Winwood
3 Hold on to the Nights--Richard Marx
4 The Flame--Cheap Trick
5 Hands to Heaven--Breathe
6 Sign Your Name--Terence Trent D'Arby
7 Make Me Lose Control--Eric Carmen
8 New Sensation--INXS
9 1-2-3--Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine
10 Rush Hour--Jane Wiedlin

Singles entering the chart were Don't Worry Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin (#79); Fallen Angel by Poison (#80); Always There for You by Stryper (#84); I Feel Free by Belinda Carlisle (#85); Don't Be Cruel by Cheap Trick (#87); Skin Deep by Cher (#88); The Dead Heart by Midnight Oil (#89); and Nice 'N' Slow by Freddie Jackson (#90).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 The Flame--Cheap Trick
2 Roll With It--Steve Winwood
3 New Sensation--INXS
4 In Your Soul--Corey Hart
5 Foolish Beat--Debbie Gibson
6 Make it Real--The Jets
7 Lost in You--Rod Stewart
8 Make Me Lose Control--Eric Carmen
9 I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That--Elton John
10 One More Try--George Michael

Singles entering the chart were Missed Opportunity by Daryl Hall John Oates (#72); Here With Me by REO Speedwagon (#75); A Woman Loves a Man by Joe Cocker (#81); The Dead Heart by Midnight Oil (#86); If You Go This Time by Platinum Blonde (#88); Walk, Don't Run by Malcolm Buie (#91); When It's Love by Van Halen (#94); The Twist (Yo, Twist!) by the Fat Boys with Stupid Def Vocals by Chubby Checker (#96); and Sweet Child o' Mine by Guns 'N' Roses (#98).

Football
CFL
Hamilton (2-1) 45 @ Calgary (0-3) 20

Rick Worman played the entire game at quarterbck for the Stampeders at McMahon Stadium, while Rick Johnson spent the entire game on the sidelines, and was cut from the team before their next game.

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Germany (Media Control): Mr. Vain--Culture Beat (7th week at #1)

#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): (I Can't Help) Falling in Love With You--UB40 (8th week at #1)

Economics and finance
Specualators attacked the franc, threatening the European monetary system. Parity with the mark was near collapse as currency traders mounted a drive against both French and German central banks.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (1-3) 24 @ British Columbia (3-2) 28

Cory Philpot caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Danny Barrett in the 2nd quarter and returned a kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown in the 3rd quarter for the winning score as the Lions defeeated the Rough Riders before 22,667 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver.

10 years ago
2003


Died on this date
Sam Phillips, 80
. U.S. record producer. Mr. Phillips owned Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee, and was responsible for launching the careers of such artists as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, and Howlin' Wolf in the mid-1950s.

Music
Almost 450,000 people attended a benefit concert at Downsview Airport, near Toronto, for a benefit concert for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). With the Rolling Stones as the headline act, it was the largest attendance ever at a rock concert in Canada.

War
A total of 50 U.S. troops had been killed in hostile fire in Iraq since the end of major combat operations had been announced on May 1.

Politics and government
A Shiite politician was appointed as the first to serve in a rotating presidency in Iraq.

Society
U.S. President George W. Bush spoke out against sodomite marriage, saying "I believe a marriage is between a man and a woman, and I think we ought to codify that one way or the other."

Transportation
In Mexico, the last "old style" Volkswagen Beetle rolled off the assembly line.

July 29, 2013

1,775 years ago
238


Died on this date
Balbinus, 73 (?)
; Pupienus, 60 (?).Roman Emperors, April 22-July 29, 238. Marcus Clodius Pupienus Maximus and Decimus Caelius Calvinus Balbinus were co-Emperors of Rome, elected by the Senate on April 22, 238 after the failure of Gordian I and Gordian II to defeat the usurper Maximinus Thrax. They were reportedly in the middle of an argument when the Praetorian Guard stormed the palace and captured them. They were dragged through the streets of Rome and executed. On the same day, Gordian III, age 13, was proclaimed emperor.

425 years ago
1588


War
English naval forces under the command of Lord Charles Howard and Sir Francis Drake defeated the Spanish Armada off the coast of Gravelines, France.

380 years ago
1633


Diplomacy
The Franco-Huron Council took place in Quebec.

320 years ago
1693


War
France won a Pyrrhic victory over Allied forces in the Netherlands in the Battle of Landen.

220 years ago
1793


Canadiana
John Graves Simcoe decided to build a fort and settlement at Toronto, having sailed into the bay there.

180 years ago
1833


Died on this date
William Wilberforce, 73
. U.K. politician. Mr. Wilberforce, a member of the House of Commons from 1780-1825, was known for his opposition to slavery, a battle he fought for about 40 years in the House of Commons. He lived just long enough to achieve ultimate success, dying three days after hearing that the passage of the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 through Parliament was assured; it passed a month later.

125 years ago
1888


Born on this date
Vladimir K. Zworykin
. Russian-born U.S. scientist. Dr. Zworykin, a native of St. Petersburg who moved to the United States in 1918, was one of the pioneers in the development of television, beginning with the invention of a transmitting and receiving system using cathode ray tubes. He died on his 94th birthday on July 29, 1982.

100 years ago
1913


Died on this date
Tobias Asser, 75
. Dutch jurist. Mr. Asser shared the 1911 Nobel Prize for Peace for the formation of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the first Hague peace conference in 1899.

60 years ago
1953


On the radio
I Was a Communist for the FBI, starring Dana Andrews
Tonight’s episode: The Line is Busy

50 years ago
1963


Football
CFL
Pre-season
Toronto (2-1) 26 @ Winnipeg (0-3) 12
Ottawa (2-0) 26 @ Edmonton (0-3) 24

40 years ago
1973


Died on this date
Roger Williamson, 25
. U.K. auto racing driver. Mr. Williamson was a Formula One driver who died in the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort Circuit when his car flipped over on the 8th lap and caught fire. He was trapped underneath and died from asphyxiation by the fumes. Fellow driver David Purley tried to flip the car over but nobody else stopped to help, and fans who did were interrupted by police.

Abominations
Following a one-sided government-monolpolized campaign, 78.4% of voters in a referendum in Greece endorsed the military-backed government's decision to abolish the Greek monarchy and install George Papadopoulos as President. In his campaign, Mr. Papadopoulos had said the referendum would provide the framework for a gradual transition of power to the people. He had also promised parliamentary elections and the restoration of civil liberties. Former politicians led by Panayotis Canellopoulous, Greece's last elected prime minister, had denounced the campaign, charging that large-scale harassment had prevented them from carrying their campaign to the people.

Terrorism
Libya announced that the three Palestinians and one Japanese member of the "Red Japanese Army" who had hijacked a Japan Air Lines jet from Amsterdam to Dubai, then to Damascus and finally to Benghazi on July 24 would go on trial.

Environment
As France detonated the second in a series of explosions of nuclear devices over teh South Pacific atoll of Mururoa, New Zealand Prime Minister Norman Kirk announced in Honolulu that scientists had already detected a slight increase in radioactive fallout over the South Pacific islands. The first blast had taken place on July 21.

Auto racing
Jackie Stewart won the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort Circuit. The win was his fourth of the season and the 26th of his Formula 1 career, breaking Jim Clark's record. Francois Cevert finished second and James Hunt third, but nobody felt like celebrating because of the death of Roger Williamson.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Flashdance...What a Feeling--Irene Cara

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Baby Jane--Rod Stewart (3rd week at #1)

Died on this date
Raymond Massey, 86
. Canadian-born U.S. actor. Mr. Massey, a native of Toronto, was perhaps best known for starring in the movie Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940). His other films included The Speckled Band (1931); Things to Come (1936); The Prisoner of Zenda (1937); Arsenic and Old Lace (1944); A Matter of Life and Death (1946); and East of Eden (1955). He co-starred as Dr. Gillespie in the television series Dr. Kildare (1961-1966).

Luis Buñuel, 83. Spanish-born Mexican film director. Mr. Buñuel was the most famous director to be associated with the surrealist movement. His films included Un Chien Andalou (1929); L'Age d'Or (1930); Las Hurdes: Tierra Sin Pan (1933); Los olvidados (1950); Belle de Jour (1967); The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972); and That Obscure Object of Desire (1977).

David Niven, 73. U.K. actor. Mr. Niven won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Separate Tables (1958). His other movies included The Prisoner of Zenda (1937); The Dawn Patrol (1938); Wuthering Heights (1939); Raffles (1939); A Matter of Life and Death (1946); The Moon is Blue (1953); Around the World in 80 Days (1956); The Pink Panther (1963); and Casino Royale (1967).

Economics and finance
The United States, seeking to stabilize world currency markets, began selling U.S. dollars. The dollar had reached historically high levels against other currencies, creating problems for many nations, including the U.S.A.

The United States Commerce Department reported that the index of leading economic indicators had risen 1.0% in June, the 10th straight monthly increase. The department also announced that the U.S. trade deficit in June had fallen to $4.96 billion from its record high in May.

Disasters
About 160 workers at a dam site near Bogota, Colombia were killed when tons of mud and rocks slid down a mountainside during a driving rain.

Football
CFL
Toronto (4-0) 40 @ Saskatchewan (1-3) 21

Saskatchewan quarterback Joe Adams set a CFL record for a single game with 62 passes, surpassing the record of 54 set by Toronto's Tobin Rote in 1960 and tied by Mr. Adams in 1982.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Sweet Lovers--Holidaymakers (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Im Nin'Alu--Ofra Haza (7th week at #1)

Diplomacy
Canadian External Affairs Minister Joe Clark announced that Canada would deny visas to all South African athletes, amateur and professional, wishing to compete in events in Canada. The action was consistent with the 1977 Gleneagles agreement which encouraged Commonwealth countries to combat the South African policy of apartheid in this way.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (1-2) 18 @ Saskatchewan (3-0) 46

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Mr. Vain--Culture Beat (2nd week at #1)

World events
The Supreme Court of Israel overturned the conviction of alleged Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk of all charges because of reasonable doubt that he had been a guard known as "Ivan the Terrible" at the Treblinka death camp in Poland in World War II.

Politics and government
A coalition of opposition parties chose conservative populist Morihiro Hosokawa to become Japan's next prime minister. He pledged to reduce the government's role.

Crime
Charges against two youths were dropped in connection with the April 1993 murder of Negro teenager Stephen Lawrence in London.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (3-1) 40 @ Hamilton (3-1) 11

Matt Dunigan completed 23 of 37 passes for 257 yards and a touchdown, and ran for a touchdown of his own as the Blue Bombers routed the Tiger-Cats before 16,198 fans on a rainy night at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Michael Richardson caught a 26-yard TD pass from Mr. Dunigan and rushed 4 yards for another touchdown.

10 years ago
2003


Died on this date
Foday Sankoh, 65
. Sierra Leonean revolutionary leader. Mr. Sankoh was leader of the Revolutionary United Front from 1991-2000 during Sierra Leone's civil war. He died of a stroke while awaiting trial on 17 charges of war crimes.

War
In searching for deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, U.S. troops raided dozens of sites in Mr. Hussein's home town of Tikrit, capturing about 175 people believed to be Hussein loyalists.

Diplomacy
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and U.S. President George W. Bush met in Washington. Mr. Sharon rebuffed calls to halt construction of a security fence cutting into the West Bank, and called for progress by Palestinans in reducing terrorism. Mr. Bush reaffirmed U.S. commitment to Israel's security, while calling for Mr. Sharon to show restraint.

Law
A provincial court judge in British Columbia threw out a controversial federal program that allowed three Indian bands along the lower Fraser River to fish commercially while others could not, saying that the program discriminated on the basis of race. The federal government of Prime Minister Jean Chretien subsequently halted the 11-year-old pilot project, angering native leaders.

Economics and finance
The three-day meeting of the World Trade Organization ended in Montreal. Hundreds of demonstrators protesting against globalization were arrested after clashing with riot police.

Responding to increasingly vocal public concern about high automobile insurance rates, the New Brunswick legislature passed a law forcing a 20% reduction in premiums, retroactive to July 1.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (4-3) 27 @ Montreal (6-1) 37

Baseball
Switch hitter Bill Mueller of the Boston Red Sox became the first major league player to hit grand slam home runs from both sides of the plate in the same game.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

July 28, 2013

150 years ago
1863


Canadiana
An imperial statute defined the boundaries of British Columbia.

130 years ago
1883


Transportation
A record 10.9 kilometres of track were laid in one day for the Canadian Pacific Railway.

80 years ago
1933


Diplomacy
Diplomatic relations between the U.S.S.R. and Spain were established.

75 years ago
1938


Disasters
The Pan American Airways Martin M-130 flying boat Hawaii Clipper, en route from Guam to Manila with 6 passengers and 9 crew members, disappeared. It was the first loss of an airliner in the trans-Pacific China Clipper service, which had been inaugurated as an airmail service in 1935 and had begun carrying passengers in 1936.

70 years ago
1943


War
Canadian troops captured the town of Agira, Italy after five days of hard and costly fighting against havily dug-in German troops.

The British bombed Hamburg, causing a firestorm that killed 42,000 German civilians.

60 years ago
1953


On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: The Dance, starring John Baragrey, Katharine Bard, and June Walker

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): Do You Love Me?--Sharif Dean (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: I'm the Leader of the Gang (I Am!)--Gary Glitter

Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Daisy a Day--Jud Strunk
2 The Morning After--Maureen McGovern
3 Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree--Dawn featuring Tony Orlando
4 My Love--Paul McCartney & Wings
5 Heaven is My Woman's Love--Col Joye
6 The Twelfth of Never--Donny Osmond
7 Suzie Darling--Barrie Crocker
8 Get Down--Gilbert O'Sullivan
9 You are the Sunshine of My Life--Stevie Wonder
10 Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy--Bette Midler

Singles entering the chart were Delta Dawn by Helen Reddy (#37) and The Free Electric Band by Albert Hammond (#39).

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Bad, Bad Leroy Brown--Jim Croce (2nd week at #1)

U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Bad, Bad Leroy Brown--Jim Croce
2 Yesterday Once More--Carpenters
3 Smoke on the Water--Deep Purple
4 Shambala--Three Dog Night
5 Natural High--Bloodstone
6 Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy--Bette Midler
7 Get Down--Gilbert O'Sullivan
8 Touch Me in the Morning--Diana Ross
9 Diamond Girl--Seals and Crofts
10 Money--Pink Floyd

Singles entering the chart were Loves Me Like a Rock by Paul Simon with the Dixie Hummingbirds (#72); Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting by Elton John (#75); That Lady (Part 1) by the Isley Brothers (#77); My Maria by B.W. Stevenson (#86); Future Shock by Curtis Mayfield (#87); Loving Arms by Dobie Gray (#88); A Million to One by Donny Osmond (#89); and It's Forever by the Ebonys (#93).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Bad, Bad Leroy Brown--Jim Croce
2 Yesterday Once More--Carpenters
3 Monster Mash--Bobby (Boris) Pickett and the Crypt Kickers
4 Shambala--Three Dog Night
5 Smoke on the Water--Deep Purple
6 Will it Go Round in Circles--Billy Preston
7 Kodachrome--Paul Simon
8 Playground in My Mind--Clint Holmes
9 Get Down--Gilbert O'Sullivan
10 Give Me Love--(Give Me Peace on Earth)--George Harrison

Singles entering the chart were Loves Me Like a Rock by Paul Simon with the Dixie Hummingbirds (#89); Gypsy Man by War (#91); Spending My Time by Chad Allan (#94); Love You Easy by Greg Missler (#96); Sittin' Waitin' by Riverson (#97); Morning Town Ride by the Irish Rovers (#98); Make My Life a Little Bit Brighter by Chester (#99); and Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting by Elton John (#100).

Calgary's top 10
1 The Morning After--Maureen McGovern
2 Will it Go Round in Circles--Billy Preston
3 Playground in My Mind--Clint Holmes
4 Swamp Witch--Jim Stafford
5 Bad, Bad Leroy Brown--Jim Croce
6 Touch Me in the Morning--Diana Ross
7 It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference--Tom Middleton
8 Glamour Boy--The Guess Who
9 Kodachrome--Paul Simon
10 Get Down--Gilbert O'Sullivan
Pick hit of the week: Live and Let Die--Wings

Music
600,000 fans attended the Watkins Glen Summer Jam at Watkins Glen International Raceway in New York state. It was the largest crowd ever to attend such a festival in the United States. Performing artists at the 12-hour concert included The Band, The Grateful Dead, and The Allman Brothers Band.

Space
The Skylab 2 mission began when the crew of Alan Bean, Jack Lousma, and Owen Garriott lifted off from Cape Kennedy, Florida. The mission was scheduled for 58 days, with the assignment to study the physiology of man in space, the physics of the sun, and the resources of the Earth.

30 years ago
1983


Law
The Polish parliament approved amendments to the penal code that were aimed at the control of political dissent. Prison terms were established for participation in banned organizations or for organizing or leading illegal protests. Another amendment broadened the censorship law.

Defense
The United States House of Representatives voted 228-195 to ban all aid to rebels opposing the Sandanista government of Nicaragua after many members concluded that the U.S.-backed Contra insurgents had not succeeded in interdicting arms from Nicaragua to Salvadoran rebels. Cuban dictator Fidel Castro said that Cuba would withdraw its advisers from Nicaragua as part of a comprehensive withdrawal of other advisers.

Scandal
The United States Justice Department announced that it was ending an inquiry into illegal drug activities on Capitol Hill in Washington and would not bring charges against any members of Congress. Two people, including a former page, had previously pled guilty to conspiring to distribute cocaine to people employed on Capitol Hill.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (2-1) 44 @ Ottawa (1-3) 4

Jim Germany scored 2 touchdowns and Warren Moon quarterbacked an effective offense ass the Eskimos routed the Rough Riders at Lansdowne Park in the best game they played under head coach Pete Kettela. Rookie Matt Dunigan saw his first regular season CFL action at quarterback for the Eskimos, completing a 51-yard bomb to Waddell Smith and handing off to Mr. Germany for a 1-yard touchdown run a few plays later. It was the first touchdown produced by Mr. Dunigan, and the 71st and last of Mr. Germany's CFL career.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Gimme Hope Jo’anna--Eddy Grant (8th week at #1)

Law
In a free vote, the House of Commons rejected a government resolution and five amendments in an abortion bill.

Politics and government
Paddy Ashdown, MP for Yeuvil, was elected leader of Britain's new Social and Liberal Democrat Party.

Disasters
Both houses of the United States Congress approved bills to provide relief to drought-stricken areas of the country, including a grant of up to $100,000 to farmers who had lost at least 35% of their crops. The similar bills would be reconciled in a conference committee. Rain in July had eased the drought somewhat.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (2-1) 21 @ Toronto (2-1) 26

20 years ago
1993


Diplomacy
Andorra joined the United Nations.

Football
CFL
Toronto (0-4) 36 @ Calgary (4-0) 39

Doug Flutie completed a 21-yard touchdown pass to Keyvan Jenkins with less than a minute remaining in regulation time, and Mark McLoughlin converted and then kicked a 38-yard field goal to win the game as the Stampeders edged the Argonauts before 25,210 fans at McMahon Stadium. Mr. Flutie completed 34 of 52 passes for 477 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Baseball
Ken Griffey, Jr. of the Seattle Mariners hit a home run off Willie Banks of the Minnesota Twins at the Kingdome in Seattle to tie a major league record by homering in his eighth straight game. The record was set by Dale Long of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1956 and tied by Don Mattingly of the New York Yankees in 1987.

10 years ago
2003


Scandal
J.P. Morgan and Citigroup, the two largest banks in the United States, agreed to pay nearly $300 million in fines and penalties to settle charges that they had aided Enron in deceiving investors as to its financial health, even while performing no transactions that were technically illegal.

Saturday, 27 July 2013

July 27, 2013

350 years ago
1663


Economics and finance
The English Parliament passed the second Navigation Act requiring that all goods bound for the American colonies have to be sent in English ships from English ports.

100 years ago
1913


Born on this date
Gérard Côte. Canadian runner. Mr. Côté, a native of Saint-Barnabé-Sud, Quebec, won the Boston Marathon in 1940, 1943, 1944, and 1948. His 1940 win was in record time, and helped him to win the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's athlete of the year in 1940, becoming the first francophone to win the trophy. Mr. Côté was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1956. He died on June 13, 1993 at the age of 79.

60 years ago
1953


War
Fighting in the Korean War ended when the United States, China, and North Korea signed an armistice agreement. Syngman Rhee, President of South Korea, refused to sign, but pledged to observe the armistice.

50 years ago
1963


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Move Baby Move/You'll Never Cherish a Love So True--Johnny O'Keefe

#1 single in France: Pauvre Petite Fille Riche--Claude François (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Cuore--Rita Pavone (5th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Barcarole in der Nacht--Connie Francis (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)--Frank Ifield (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Surf City--Jan & Dean (2nd week at #1)

U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Surf City--Jan & Dean
2 So Much in Love--The Tymes
3 Easier Said than Done--The Essex
4 Fingertips - Part 2--Little Stevie Wonder
5 Wipe Out--The Surfaris
6 (You're the) Devil in Disguise--Elvis Presley
7 Memphis--Lonnie Mack
8 Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport--Rolf Harris
9 Blowin' in the Wind--Peter, Paul and Mary
10 Pride and Joy--Marvin Gaye

Singles entering the chart were Frankie and Johnny by Sam Cooke (#71); Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh! (A Letter from Camp) by Allan Sherman (#75); If I Had a Hammer by Trini Lopez (#79); My Boyfriend's Back by the Angels (#80); Everybody Monkey by Freddy Cannon (#86); These Foolish Things by James Brown and the Famous Flames (#89); Dum Dum De Dum by Johnny Cymbal (#89); Heat Wave by Martha and the Vandellas (#94); I Want to Stay Here by Steve & Eydie (#97); My Daddy Knows Best by the Marvelettes (#98); and Leave Me Alone by Baby Washington (#100). Vic Dana's vocal version of More was, with those of Steve Lawrence and Danny Williams, listed with the instrumental version by Kai Winding & Orchestra, which charted at #30. Barbara Chandler's version of It Hurts to Be Sixteen was listed with the version by Andrea Carroll, which charted at #91.

Calgary's top 10
1 Easier Said than Done--The Essex (2nd week at #1)
2 My Whole World is Falling Down--Brenda Lee
3 Green, Green--The New Christy Minstrels
4 (You're the) Devil in Disguise--Elvis Presley
5 Surf City--Jan & Dean
6 Memphis--Lonnie Mack
7 Denise--Randy & the Rainbows
8 Sukiyaki--Kyu Sakamoto
9 Abilene--George Hamilton IV
10 Wipe Out--The Surfaris
Pick hit of the week: The Dreamer--Neil Sedaka

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree--Dawn featuring Tony Orlando (9th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Hell Raiser--The Sweet (2nd week at #1)

30 years ago
1983


Terrorism
18 Tamil political prisoners at the Welikada high security prison in Colombo, Sri Lanka were massacred by Sinhalese prisoners, the second such massacre in two days.

Economics and finance
The United States Senate voted 84-16 to confirm Paul Volcker for a second term as chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board.

25 years ago
1988


Music
America, Three Dog Night, and the Beach Boys performed two shows at the Agricom in Edmonton. This blogger attended the second concert, which featured a slightly longer set by the Beacch Boys than the first show. It was the first time I ever heard the song Kokomo, which hadn't yet appeared in Edmonton record stores, and was from the movie Cocktail, which was just about to open in theatres.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the gross national product had grown at a somewhat slow rate of 3.1% in the second quarter of 1988.

Politics and government
The Burmese parliament named retired general U Sein Lwin as the country's new President, succeeding General Ne Win, who had resigned in the wake of student-led riots.

Disasters
It was reported that 157 people had died in a cholera and gastroenteritis epidemic in New Delhi.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (2-1) 35 @ Ottawa (0-3) 28

Edmonton quarterback Tracy Ham rushed for a touchdown in the last minute to give the Eskimos the win over the Rough Riders at Lansdowne Park. The Rough Riders put up a great effort, but it wasn't enough to save the job of head coach Fred Glick, who was fired after this game. He compiled a record of 3-18, losing 17 of his last 18 games. Mr. Glick was replaced by his brother-in-law, Ottawa assistant coach Bob Weber.

20 years ago
1993


Died on this date
Reggie Lewis, 27
. U.S. basketball player. Mr. Lewis played forward with the Boston Celtics from 1987-1993. He collapsed and died of a heart condition while practicing during the off-season at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Terrorism
A car bomb exploded and killed at least 5 in downtown Milan. Shortly afterward, another car bomb exploded and injured 24 in the heart of Rome and damaged the basilica of St. John Lateran, the pope's See.

Abominations
Seven sodomite and lesbian members of the U.S. armed forces brought a suit in U.S. Federal Court in an attempt to overturn the "don't ask, don't tell" policy on homosexuality in the military, contending that their treatment violated the Constitution.

Business
New IBM chairman Louis Gerstner announced an $8.9 billion program to revive the world's largest computer maker. The program included plans to eliminate 60,000 jobs and reduce the number of factories.

10 years ago
2003


Died on this date
Bob Hope, 100
. U.K.-born U.S. entertainer. Mr. Hope was one of the most famous comedians of the 20th century, a star of vaudeville, radio, films, and television. He's perhaps best remembered for his series of "Road" movies with Bing Crosby from 1940-1962 and his trips overseas to entertain U.S. troops in various wars.

World events
In an attempted coup, about 50 junior military officers in the Philippines called for the resignation of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and the defense secretary. The mutiny ended peacefully.

The Israeli cabinet of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon agreed to free several hundred jailed Islamic terrorists, but none with "blood on their hands."

Economics and finance
France and Germany called for a more flexible interpretation of the European Union's stability and growth pact rules, which required countries using the euro to keep their public deficits to less than 3% of gross domestic product. Most of the EU's smaller governments disagreed with the proposal.

Protest
As the World Trade Organization began a three-day meeting in Montreal, thousands of demonstrators protesting against globalization clashed with riot police, resulting in hundreds of arrests over the three days.

Cycling
Lance Armstrong became the second man to win the Tour de France five straight times. He finished in 83 hours, 41 minutes, 12 seconds, 81 seconds ahead of Jan Ullrich of Germany.

Friday, 26 July 2013

July 26, 2013

225 years ago
1788


Americana
The New York State Convention, meeting in Poughkeepsie, ratified the United States Constitution and entered the Union as the 11th state.

210 years ago
1803


Transportation
The Surrey Iron Railway, arguably the world's first public railway, opened in south London.

150 years ago
1863


Died on this date
Sam Houston, 70
. 1st President of the Republic of Texas, 1836-1838; 3rd President of the Republic of Texas, 1841-1844; Governor of Tennessee, 1827-1829; Governor of Texas, 1859-1861. Mr. Houston was one of the key figures who helped to bring Texas into the United States. The city of Houston is named after him.

War
In the U.S. Civil War, Confederate cavalry leader John Hunt Morgan and 360 of his volunteers were captured by Union forces at Salineville, Ohio, ending Morgan's Raid.

90 years ago
1923


Canadiana
U.S. President Warren G. Harding visited Vancouver on way back from Alaska, becoming the first American President to visit Canada during his term of office.

Politics and government
James David Stewart led the Conservatives back to power in the Prince Edward Island provincial election.

60 years ago
1953


Died on this date
Nikolaos Plastiras, 69
. Prime Minister of Greece, 1945; 1950; 1951-1952. Mr. Plastiras, a hero of the Greco-Turkish War of 1919-1922, was Prime Minister January 3-April 9, 1945; April 15-August 21, 1950; and November 1, 1951-October 11, 1952.

War
The United Nations signs the Korean Armistice in Pamnunjon, South Korea. The cease-fire in the three-year war was to take effect the next day.

Protest
Fidel Castro was among a group of rebels against the government of Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista who unsuccessfully attacked the Moncada army barracks, thus beginning the Cuban revolution. The movement became known as the 26th of July Movement.

Society
Arizona Governor John Howard Pyle ordered an anti-polygamy law enforcement crackdown on residents of Short Creek, Arizona, which became known as the Short Creek raid.

50 years ago
1963


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): I Like It--Gerry and the Pacemakers (4th week at #1)

Music
The single Bad to Me/I Call Your Name by Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas was released in the United Kingdom on Parlophone Records. Both songs were written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

Space
The United States launched the communications satellite Syncom 2, the world's first geosynchronous satellite (having an orbital period the same as the earth's rotation period), from Cape Canaveral, Florida atop a Delta B booster.

Economics and finance
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development voted to admit Japan.

Disasters
An earthquake struck Skopje, Yugoslavia, killing over 1,000 people and destroying over 80% of the city's buildings.

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Welcome Home--Peters and Lee (2nd week at #1)

Scandal
In a letter to U.S. District Court Judge Sirica, U.S. President Richard Nixon said he could not comply with special prosecutor Archibald Cox's subpoena for tapes of White House conversations regarding the June 1972 break-in at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. and the subsequent cover-up. Mr. Nixon argued that he could not comply with the subpoena because the "independence of the three branches of our Government" was at issue. Mr. Cox immediately petitioned Judge Sirica for an order to release the tapes. Mr. Nixon also wrote to U.S. Senator Sam Ervin (Democrat--North Carolina), chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Campaign Activities, saying that he must "respectfully refuse" to supply the tapes requested by the committee. The committee voted unanimously to seek a court order to compel the President to comply with their request.

30 years ago
1983


Defense
The United States Senate voted 58-41 to spend $2.6 billion on production of the MX missile, five days after the House of Representatives had approved an amendment to a defense authorization bill cutting production funds from $2.6 billion to $2.2 billion. The difference would need to be resolved in conference.

Law
The British High Court rejected the attempt of Victoria Gillick, a mother of 10 children, to prevent doctors prescribing contraception to girls under 16 without parental consent.

Football
Cookie Gilchrist became the first--and so far only--person elected to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame to refuse the honour. Mr. Gilchrist, a running back with the Sarnia Golden Bears (1954), Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen (1955), Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1956-1957), Saskatchewan Roughriders (1958), and Toronto Argonauts (1959-1961), was still bitter about racism he had experienced from coaches.

25 years ago
1988


Politics and government
Retired general U Sein Lwin was named by the central committee of Burma's ruling party to succeed General Ne Win as the country's president. The committee dismissed Burma's prime minister and attorney general, who were held responsible for student-led riots in March and June.

Diplomacy
Iran said that it was willing to help obtain the release of U.S. hostages in Lebanon if the United States freed Iranian assets frozen in 1979.

20 years ago
1993


Died on this date
Matthew Ridgway, 98
. U.S. military officer. General Ridgway had an outstanding career in the United States Army, and was best known for replacing Douglas MacArthur as commander of United Nations forces in Korea in 1951 after General MacArthur had been fired by U.S. President Harry Truman.

War
Israeli forces stepped up bombing, artillery, and gunboat attacks on guerrilla bases in southern Lebanon in retaliation for rocket attacks that had killed seven Israeli soldiers. Pro-Iranian militiamen aimed more rocket attacks on Israeli settlements.

Economics and finance
In response to popular dissatisfaction and protests from the market-oriented wing of his government, Russian President Boris Yeltsin modified his announcement of two days earlier that the government would withdraw support for all bank notes issued before the beginning of the year.

Abominations
The U.S. Supreme Court, with Justice John Paul Stevens writing the judgment, refused to allow a Michigan couple to keep the 2-year-old girl they had raised since birth, but had been ordered to be returned to her biological parents.

10 years ago
2003


Football
CFL
Toronto (3-3) 41 @ Calgary (2-4) 24

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

July 25, 2013

475 years ago
1538


South Americana
The city of Guayaquil, Ecuador was founded by the Spanish Conquistador Francisco de Orellana and given the name Muy Noble y Muy Leal Ciudad de Santiago de Guayaquil.

420 years ago
1593


World events
King Henry IV of France publicly converted from Protestantism to Roman Catholicism.

230 years ago
1783


War
The British army's Siege of Cuddalore, India was ended after 48 days by preliminary peace agreement.

225 years ago
1788


Music
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completed his Symphony No. 40 in G minor (K550).

130 years ago
1883


Baseball
Old Hoss Radbourn pitched a no-hitter as the Providence Grays blanked the Cleveland Blues 8-0 at Kennard Street Park in Cleveland.

120 years ago
1893


Transportation
The Corinth Canal was formally opened, connecting the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth in the Aegean Sea.

70 years ago
1943


Politics and government
Italy's Fascist Grand Council met and forced Benito Mussolini to resign as head of both the government and the armed forces. Marshal Pietro Badoglio became the new Prime Minister, and King Victor Emmanuel took control of the army.

60 years ago
1953


Hit Parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Tell Me a Story--Frankie Laine and Jimmy Boyd

#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I'm Walking Behind You--Eddie Fisher (Best seller--1st week at #1; Disc Jockey--2nd week at #1; Jukebox--4th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I'm Walking Behind You--Eddie Fisher (3rd week at #1)
2 The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where is Your Heart)--Percy Faith and his Orchestra
3 April in Portugal--Les Baxter and his Orchestra
4 No Other Love--Perry Como
5 Ruby--Richard Hayman and his Orchestra
--[Les Baxter and his Orchestra]
6 Terry's Theme from "Limelight"--Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra
--[Richard Hayman and his Orchestra]
7 Vaya Con Dios (May God Be with You)--Les Paul and Mary Ford
8 With These Hands--Eddie Fisher
9 Say You're Mine Again--Perry Como
10 Anna--Silvana Mangano

Singles entering the chart were Gambler's Guitar by Rusty Draper (#17, charting with the version by Jim Lowe); Crying in the Chapel by Ella Fitzgerald, charting with the versions by Darrell Glenn and June Valli (#21); I Love Paris by Les Baxter and his Orchestra (#26); and Goin' Steady by Betty Hutton (#36).

50 years ago
1963


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)--Frank Ifield (2nd week at #1)

Diplomacy
In Moscow, the U.S.A., U.K., and U.S.S.R. agreed to a treaty banning tests of nuclear devices in air, water, and outer space. Undersecretary of State Averell Harriman represented the United States; Science Minister Lord Hailsham represented the United Kingdom; and Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko represented the Soviet Union. China and France criticized the treaty, whose formal signing was to take place in Moscow on August 5.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Winnipeg (0-2) 23 @ Hamilton (1-0) 24

40 years ago
1973


Died on this date
Louis St. Laurent, 91
. Prime Minister of Canada, 1948-1957. A lawyer who didn't enter politics until he was 61, Mr. St. Laurent represented Quebec East in the House of Commons from 1942-1958. He replaced Mackenzie King as Liberal Party leader and Prime Minister in November 1948, and delivered the biggest majority governments the Liberals have ever had in the federal elections of 1949 and 1953. A narrow loss to the John Diefenbaker-led Progressive Conservatives in the 1957 federal election prompted him to retire, after sitting through that fall's session of Parliament as leader of the opposition. Mr. St. Laurent, in the opinion of this blogger, was the last good Prime Minister Canada ever had.

Space
The U.S.S.R. launched the probe Mars 5.

Scandal
Former presidential aide John Ehrlichman, testifying before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Campaign Activities, denied charges linking him to the cover-up of the June 1972 break-in at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C., and also said that there had been no impropriety in his April 1973 meeting with Matthew Byrne, the judge in the case of the break-in at the office of former Defense Department employee Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist.

Politics and government
U.S. President Richard Nixon announced the resignation of former Treasury Secretary John Connally as an unpaid part-time presidential adviser.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Flashdance...What a Feeling--Irene Cara (3rd week at #1)

Economics and finance
The U.S. Office of Management and Budget stated that because the recovery was stronger than previously forecast, the deficit for fiscal 1984 would be about $179.7 billion rather than the $190.2 billion estimated earlier.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): Got to Be Certain--Kylie Minogue (4th week at #1)

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Austria (Ö3): (I Can't Help) Falling in Love With You--UB40 (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Mr. Vain--Culture Beat (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): What's Up?--4 Non Blondes (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Pray--Take That (3rd week at #1)

Terrorism
The Saint James Church massacre was perpetrated on St. James Church in Kenilworth, Cape Town, South Africa by four cadres of the Azanian People's Liberation Army (APLA). 11 members of the congregation were killed and 58 wounded.

War
Israel launches a massive attack against Lebanon in what the Israelis call Operation Accountability, and the Lebanese called the Seven-Day War in retaliation for rocket attacks that had killed seven Israeli soldiers. Israel was attempting to make it difficult for the terrorist organization Hezbollah to use southern Lebanon as a base for striking Israel.

The latest United Nations cease-fire in Bosnia was broken with shelling from both Serbian and Muslim sides.

10 years ago
2003


Died on this date
John Schlesinger, 67
. U.K. film director. Mr. Schlesinger won the Academy Award for Best Director for Midnight Cowboy (1969). His other movies included Billy Liar (1963); Darling (1965); Far from the Madding Crowd (1967); The Day of the Locust (1975); Marathon Man (1976); and Cold Comfort Farm (1995).

War
U.S. President George W. Bush ordered a naval force that included 2,300 Marines to sail to a position off the coast of Liberia. Continued heavy fighting in Monrovia caused hundreds of civilian casualties, and a second major rebel group engaged government forces in the city of Buchanan.

Diplomacy
Canada recalled Philip MacKinnon, its ambassador to Iran, and considered trade or travel sanctions after Iran refused to return the body of slain Montreal photojournalist Zahra Kazemi.

Crime
Statistics Canada reported that the national crime rate for 2002 represented a drop of 27% since 1992, including a 62% decline in armed robberies.

A body with two bullet wounds was found near Waco, Texas, and identified as Baylor University basketball player Patrick Dennehy, who had been reported missing on June 19. Mr. Dennehy's roommate, former Baylor basketball player Carlton Dodson, had been arrested on July 21 and charged with Mr. Dennehy's murder.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (3-3) 14 @ Saskathewan (4-2) 32

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

July 24, 2013

230 years ago
1783


Diplomacy
The Kingdom of Georgia and the Russian Empire signed the Treaty of Georgievsk.

190 years ago
1823


Society
Slavery was abolished in Chile.

90 years ago
1923


Diplomacy
The Treaty of Lausanne was signed in Switzerland, officially ending the state of war that had existed between Turkey and the Allied British Empire, French Republic, Kingdom of Italy, Empire of Japan, Kingdom of Greece, Kingdom of Romania, and Serb-Croat-Slovene State since the beginning of World War I. The treaty defined the borders of the modern Turkish state except for its border with Iraq. Turkey gave up all claims to the remainder of the Ottoman Empire and in return the Allies recognized Turkish sovereignty within its new borders.

70 years ago
1943


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): You'll Never Know--Dick Haymes

War
Bomber Command launched week-long Operation Gomorrah on German port of Hamburg, using a new device called "Window" to counter Nazi radar; concentrated heavy bombing by the Royal Air Force and Royal Canadian Air Force in daytime and U.S. Army Air Forces at night left 20,000 dead.

60 years ago
1953


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): I Believe--Frankie Laine (13th week at #1)

50 years ago
1963


Canadiana
The schooner Bluenose II was launched in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Edmonton (0-2) 20 @ Toronto (1-1) 21
Saskatchewan (0-1) 0 @ British Columbia (2-0) 40

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: Goodbye, My Love, Goodbye--Demis Roussos (7th week at #1)

Died on this date
Konstantinos Dovas, 74
. Prime Minister of Greece, 1961. General Dovas was Chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff from 1954-1959 and served as Prime Minister in a transitional government from September 20-November 4, 1961.

Terrorism
The five members of the "Red Japanese Army" who had hijacked a Japan Air Lines jet to Dubai on July 21 flew the plane to Damascus and then to Benghazi, Libya, where it was blown up shortly after the 137 passengers and crew left the plane. A female hijacker was killed by a grenade explosion aboard, and the four remaining hijackers were arrested as they ran from the plane, and were interrogated by Libyan authorities. Palestinian resistance leaders denied association with the hijacking, calling it "harmful to the Palestinian revolution."

Scandal
Testifying before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Campaign Activities, former presidential adviser John Ehrlichman said that former White House attorney John Dean's misleading information thwarted President Richard Nixon's effort to give the nation a factual account of the conspiracy surrounding the June 1972 break-in at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. Mr. Ehrlichman designated Mr. Dean as the "cover-up" culprit. He also tesitified that although neither he nor Mr. Nixon had authorized the 1971 break-in att the office of former Defense Department employee Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist's office, it had been well within the constitutional duty and obligation of the president, with the right coming from the president's legal authority to prevent national security information from falling into the hands of foreign powers.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Ottawa (2-1-1) 13 @ Hamilton (2-3) 9
Toronto (3-1) 21 @ Calgary (0-4) 16
Edmonton (2-2) 13 @ British Columbia (2-2) 26

Baseball
Major League All-Star Game @ Royals Stadium, Kansas City
National League 7 American League 1

Johnny Bench of the Cincinnati Reds, Bobby Bonds of the San Francisco Giants, and Willie Davis of the Los Angeles Dodgers hit home runs as the NL routed the AL before 40,849 fans. Mr. Bonds, who entered the game in the 4th inning, hit a double in the 7th inning and was named the game's most valuable player. NL starting pitcher Rick Wise of the St. Louis Cardinals gave up 1 earned run in 2 innings, but was credited with the win. Bert Blyleven of the Minnesota Twins, who pitched the 3rd inning and gave up 2 earned runs, took the loss.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: Flashdance...What a Feeling--Irene Cara (3rd week at #1)

War
The Black July anti-Tamil riots, generally regarded as the beginning of the Sri Lankan Civil War, began, killing between 400 and 3,000.

Rival Palestine Liberation Organization factions broke their cease-fire in Lebanon's Bekka Valley.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (1-2) 28 @ British Columbia (1-1) 44

The Lions' win over the Roughriders was the first regular season game played at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver.

Baseball
In what became known as the "Pine Tar game," the Kansas City Royals were trailing the New York Yankees 4-3 with 2 out in the top of the 9th inning when Kansas City third baseman George Brett hit a 2-run home run off New York relief pitcher Goose Gossage to give the Royals a 5-4 lead. New York manager Billy Martin immediately demanded that home plate umpire Tim McClelland examine Mr. Brett's bat, arguing that the bat had been coated with pine tar past the legal limit of 18 inches from the bottom. Mr. McClelland agreed and called Mr. Brett out, resulting in the final out of a 4-3 Yankee win. Mr. Brett immediately charged out of the dugout and had to be restrained from getting to the umpire. The Royals officially protested the decision.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: Im Nin'Alu--Ofra Haza (5th week at #1)

Edmontonia
A group of Edmontonians whipped up the world's largest milk shake ever; weighing 54,914 pounds, 13 ounces. The shake used 44,689 lb. 8 oz. of ice cream, 9,688 lb. 2 oz. of syrup, and 537 lb. 3 oz. of topping.

Aviation
Emma Houlston landed a single-engine plane at St. John's, Newfoundland, becoming the youngest person to fly across Canada. The 9-year-old from Medicine Hat, Alberta took off from Victoria July 10, with her father the navigator and official pilot-in-command.

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): (I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You--UB40 (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): All that She Wants--Ace of Base (12th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Encores--Dire Straits (7th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): (I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You--UB40

#1 single in France (SNEP): What is Love--Haddaway (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): (I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You--UB40 (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): (I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You--UB40

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Weak--SWV (2nd week at #1)
2 (I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You--UB40
3 Whoomp! (There it Is)--Tag Team
4 That's the Way Love Goes--Janet Jackson
5 I'm Gonna be (500 Miles)--The Proclaimers
6 I'll Never Get Over You (Getting Over Me)--Exposé
7 Show Me Love--Robin S
8 Have I Told You Lately--Rod Stewart
9 Knockin' Da Boots--H-Town
10 Lately--Jodeci

Singles entering the chart were If by Janet Jackson (#41); Right Here/Human Nature by SWV (#51); Will You Be There by Michael Jackson (#54); Stay Forever by Joey Lawrence (#73); Ruffneck by MC Lyte (#82); When I Fall in Love by Celine Dion and Clive Griffin (#84); and It's for You by Shanice (#88). When I Fall in Love was from the movie Sleepless in Seattle.

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 I Don't Wanna Fight--Tina Turner
2 Have I Told You Lately--Rod Stewart
3 That's the Way Love Goes--Janet Jackson
4 Fields of Gold--Sting
5 (I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You--UB40
6 By the Time This Night is Over--Kenny G with Peabo Bryson
7 Regret--New Order
8 Come Undone--Duran Duran
9 Break it Down--Tears for Fears
10 Love Don't Live Here Anymore--Sven Gali

Singles entering the chart were If by Janet Jackson (#92); Secret World by Peter Gabriel (#93); Sweat (A La La La La Long) by Inner Circle (#95); Get a Haircut by George Thorogood and the Destroyers (#96); If I Had Loot by Tony Toni Tone (#97); Above the Rim by Bell Biv Devoe (#98); and Changes by Ozzy Osbourne (#100).

Economics and finance
Russia cancelled a currency revision and her central bank moved to reassert control over the money supply, withdrawing, with government support, all bank notes issued before the beginning of the year. The announcement set off panic.

Football
CFL
Calgary (3-0) 34 @ British Columbia (2-2) 20
Saskatchewan (1-3) 26 @ Sacramento (1-3) 37

Doug Flutie completed 25 of 40 passes for 413 yards and 3 touchdowns--2 to Dave Sapunjis--as the Stampeders beat the Lions before 31,199 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver. B.C. quarterback Danny Barrett threw 2 touchdown passes to Mike Trevathan.

David Archer completed 25 of 41 passes for 394 yards and 3 touchdowns to lead the Gold Miners to their first win ever as they beat the Roughriders before 17,319 fans at Hornet Field.

10 years ago
2003


Terrorism
A report from the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives intelligence committees on the September 11, 2001 attacks said that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Central Intelligence Agency had disregarded warnings that al-Qaeda planned to strike directly at the U.S. and had failed to take not of "significant and relevant" information on some of the hijackers. A lengthy account in the report identifying a possible role by a foreign country was kept classified; Saudi Arabia was believed to be the country. U.S. President George W. Bush and FBI Director Robert Mueller claimed the U.S. government had done much since the attack to prevent a recurrence.

Football
CFL
Montreal (5-1) 50 @ Winnipeg (4-2) 19
Ottawa (2-4) 19 @ British Columbia (4-2) 37