Wednesday, 28 May 2014

May 21, 2014

100 years ago
1914


Canadiana
The Japanese ship SS Komagata Maru, with 376 passengers from the Indian state of Punjab, arrived in Vancouver, but the ship was not allowed to dock. The passengers--340 Sikhs, 24 Muslims, and 12 Hindus--were all British subjects, but only 24 were admitted to Canada.

90 years ago
1924


Died on this date
Bobby Franks, 14
. U.S. murder victim. Young Mr. Franks was kidnapped and murdered by University of Chicago law students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb in an arttempt to commit a "perfect crime." It was one of the most sensational crimes of its time.

60 years ago
1954


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Secret Love--Doris Day (4th week at #1)

50 years ago
1964


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: I Believe--The Bachelors

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): Juliet--The Four Pennies

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in France: Waterloo--ABBA (4th week at #1)

30 years ago
1984


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Footloose--Kenny Loggins (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Lobo-Hombre en París--La Unión

25 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: Looking for Freedom--David Hasselhoff (4th week at #1)

Protest
In Hong Kong, approximately one million people took to the streets to show their support for students protesting for democratic reforms in China.

Hockey
NHL
Stanley Cup
Finals
Calgary 4 @ Montreal 2 (Best-of-seven series tied 2-2)

20 years ago
1994


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): The Sign--Ace of Base (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Denmark (Nielsen Music Control & IFPI): The Most Beautiful Girl in the World--The Artist Formerly Known as Prince (Love Symbol) (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Without You--Mariah Carey (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Hooked on a Feeling--Tony Wilson (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I Swear--All-4-One

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box):
1 The Most Beautiful Girl in the World--The Artist Formerly Known as Prince (Love Symbol) (5th week at #1)
2 I'll Remember--Madonna
3 Baby, I Love Your Way--Big Mountain
4 The Sign--Ace of Base
5 Return to Innocence--Enigma
6 I Swear--All-4-One
7 I'm Ready--Tevin Campbell
8 Bump N' Grind--R. Kelly
9 You Mean the World to Me--Toni Braxton
10 Love Sneakin' Up on You--Bonnie Raitt

Singles entering the chart were (Meet) The Flintstones by the B.C.-52's (#68); Can You Feel the Love Tonight by Elton John (#70); Anytime You Need a Friend by Mariah Carey (#75); Crazy by Aerosmith (#77); Love on My Mind by Xscape (#80); Shine by Collective Soul (#82); Bizarre Love Triangle by Frente! (#83); Back and Forth by Aaliyah (#84); (She’s) Some Kind of Wonderful by Huey Lewis and the News (#85); Until I Fall Away by Gin Blossoms (#86); Wild Night by John Mellencamp with Me’shell Ndegeocello (#87); Ease My Mind by Arrested Development (#89); and Any Time, Any Place by Janet Jackson (#90). (Meet) The Flintstones was from the movie The Flintstones (1994). Can You Feel the Love Tonight was from the movie The Lion King (1994).

Politics and government
Bakili Muluzi, leader of the United Democratic Front, took office as President of Malawi, four days after winning the country's first multi-party election.

Horse racing
Tabasco Cat, with Pat Day aboard, won the 119th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore in a time of 1:56 2/5, edging Kentucky Derby winner Go for Gin by 3/4 length. Concern finished third.

May 20, 2014

240 years ago
1774


Canadiana
The British Parliament passed the Quebec Act, extending the boundaries of the province north to Hudson Bay and as far south as the junction of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers.

75 years ago
1939


Died on this date
Joe Carr
. U.S. football executive. Mr. Carr was President of the National Football League from 1921 until his death. He was succeeded by Carl Storck.

70 years ago
1944


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I Love You--Bing Crosby (3rd week at #1)

50 years ago
1964


Died on this date
Rudy Lewis, 27
. U.S. singer. Mr. Lewis, born Charles Rudolph Harrell, replaced Ben E. King as lead singer with the Drifters, performing with the group from 1960-1964, when he was found in his Harlem hotel room the day after dying of an apparent drug overdose. Hit singles on which Mr. Lewis sang lead included Up on the Roof (1962-1963) and On Broadway (1963). The day his body was found, Mr. Lewis was scheduled to perform lead vocals for Under the Boardwalk in a recording session. Johnny Moore replaced him for that song and subsequent hits.

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Seasons in the Sun--Terry Jacks (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Someday, Somewhere--Demis Roussos (3rd week at #1)

Religion
Guru Maharaj Ji, who had drawn a large crowd to the Astrodome in Houston the previous year, delivered a public address in the Turner Valley Room in the Palliser Hotel in Calgary.

Baseball
Frank Snook of the Alexandria Aces pitched a 7-inning no-hitter as the Aces blanked the Victoria Toros 3-0 in the second game of a Texas League doubleheader in Alexandria, Louisiana. Victoria won the first game 6-2.

30 years ago
1984


Hit parade
#1 single in France: Relax--Frankie Goes to Hollywood (8th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Hello--Lionel Richie

Politics and government
Bob Skelly was elected leader of the British Columbia New Democratic Party.

25 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Like a Prayer--Madonna (5th week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): Megamix--Boney M (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Like a Prayer--Madonna (6th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Eternal Flame--Bangles (6th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Ferry Cross the Mersey--The Christians, Holly Johnson, Paul McCartney, Gerry Marsden, and Stock Aitken Waterman

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Forever Your Girl--Paula Abdul

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Real Love--Jody Watley
2 Forever Your Girl--Paula Abdul
3 I'll Be There for You--Bon Jovi
4 Like a Prayer--Madonna
5 Rock On--Michael Damian
6 Soldier of Love--Donny Osmond
7 After All--Cher and Peter Cetera
8 Cult of Personality--Living Colour
9 Electric Youth--Debbie Gibson
10 Patience--Guns N' Roses

Singles entering the chart were The Doctor by the Doobie Brothers (#60); What You Don't Know by Expose (#65); Toy Soldiers by Martika (#73); Fire Woman by the Cult (#75); So Alive by Love and Rockets (#83); Once Bitten Twice Shy by Great White (#87); and Hey Baby by Henry Lee Summer (#90).

Died on this date
Gilda Radner, 42
. U.S. comedienne. Miss Radner, anative of Detroit, joined the Second City troupe in Toronto in 1973 and was a member of the cast of the awful CBC children's comedy television program Dr. Zonk and the Zunkins (1974-1975) before returning to the United States, where she achieved stardom as a member of the cast of the NBC sketch comedy program Saturday Night Live from 1975-1980, winning an Emmy Award in 1978. She died of ovarian cancer.

Horse racing
Sunday Silence, with Pat Valenzuela, won the 114th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore in a time of 1:53 4/5, edging Easy Goer by a nose in the closest Preakness in history.

20 years ago
1994


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Without You--Mariah Carey (7th week at #1)

Hockey
NHL
Stanley Cup
Western Conference Finals
Toronto 0 @ Vancouver 4 (Vancouver led best-of-seven series 2-1)

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

May 19, 2014

150 years ago
1864


Died on this date
Nathaniel Hawthorne, 59
. U.S. author. Mr. Hawthorne was best known for his collection of short stories Twice-Told Tales (1837) and the novels The Scarlet Letter (1850) and The House of the Seven Gables (1851).

75 years ago
1939


Canadiana
King George VI became the first reigning monarch to address the Canadian Parliament in person.

60 years ago
1954


Died on this date
Charles Ives, 79
. U.S. composer. Mr. Ives was a full-time insurance sales man who composed music in his spare time. He wrote three symphonies and numerous tone poems and sonatas; many of his compositions were ignored during his lifetime, and it was only after his death that Mr. Ives was recognized as a notable modern American composer.

40 years ago
1974


Politics and government
Valery Giscard d'Estaing was elected President of France, defeating Francois Mitterand in the second round of elections, taking 50.7% of the vote to 49.3% for Mr. Mitterand.

Hockey
NHL
Stanley Cup
Finals
Boston 0 @ Philadelphia 1 (Philadelphia won best-of-seven series 4-2)

Rick MacLeish deflected teammate Andre Dupont's shot for the game's only goal at 14:48 of the 1st period as the Flyers edged the Bruins before 17,007 fans at the Spectrum to become the first NHL expansion team to win the Stanley Cup. Bernie Parent, who won the goaltending duel over Gilles Gilbert, won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoffs' most valuable player.

WHA
Avco World Trophy
Finals
Chicago 2 @ Houston 6 (Houston won best-of-seven series 4-0)

The Aeros defeated the Cougars at Sam Houston Arena to win their first Avco World Trophy. For Gordie Howe, who had come out of retirement to play with his sons Mark and Marty, it was the first time he had played on a championsip team since the Detroit Red Wings' Stanley Cup championship in 1955.

30 years ago
1984


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Love of the Common People--Paul Young (7th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (VRT Top 30): Hello--Lionel Richie (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Ik voel me zo verdomd alleen--Danny de Munk (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): The Reflex--Duran Duran (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: The Reflex--Duran Duran (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Hello--Lionel Richie (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Hello--Lionel Richie (2nd week at #1)
2 Let's Hear it for the Boy--Deniece Williams
3 To All the Girls I've Loved Before--Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson
4 Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)--Phil Collins
5 Love Somebody--Rick Springfield
6 Oh Sherrie--Steve Perry
7 Hold Me Now--Thompson Twins
8 Time After Time--Cyndi Lauper
9 Footloose--Kenny Loggins
10 Head Over Heels--Go-Go's

Singles entering the chart were Magic by the Cars (#68); Legs by ZZ Top (#74); Prime Time by the Alan Parsons Project (#83); If Ever You're In My Arms Again by Peabo Bryson (#84); Little Bit of Love by Dwight Twilley (#86); Love of the Common People by Paul Young (#89); and Darlin' by Frank Stallone (#100).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 To All the Girls I've Loved Before--Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson
2 Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)--Phil Collins
3 Hello--Lionel Richie
4 Hold Me Now--Thompson Twins
5 They Don't Know--Tracey Ullman
6 Time After Time--Cyndi Lauper
7 Footloose--Kenny Loggins
8 You Might Think--The Cars
9 Rockit--Herbie Hancock
10 Breakdance--Irene Cara

Singles entering the chart were Who's That Girl? by Eurythmics (#43); I Want to Break Free by Queen (#46); Whisper to a Scream (Birds Fly) by the Icicle Works (#48); Eyes Without a Face by Billy Idol (#49); and Strike by Eddie Schwartz (#50).

Labour
Workers at the Vancouver Sun and Vancouver Province newspapers ended a two-month strike.

Horse racing
Gate Dancer, with Angel Cordero, Jr. aboard, won the 109th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore in a time of 1:53 3/5. Play On placed second, and Fight Over third. Swale, the Kentucky Derby winner and favourite, finished seventh.

Hockey
NHL
Stanley Cup
Finals
New York Islanders 2 @ Edmonton 5 (Edmonton won best-of-seven series 4-1)

Wayne Gretzky scored 2 goals in the 1st period and Ken Linseman's goal 38 seconds into the 2nd period proved to be the winner as the Oilers won their first Stanley Cup and ended the Islanders' four-year reign before a capacity crowd at Northlands Coliseum. Andy Moog was in goal for the Oilers, replacing the injured Grant Fuhr. Mike Zanier, who had yet to play an NHL game, dressed as Mr. Moog's backup for the last two games of the finals, qualifying him to get his name on the Stanley Cup.

25 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Fire Woman--The Cult

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Looking for Freedom--David Hasselhoff (8th week at #1)

Scandal
The National Collegiate Athletic Association placed the University of Kentucky's men's basketball program on probation for three years for widespread recruiting and academic violations. The NCAA's investigation had led to the resignations months earlier of coach Eddie Sutton and athletic director Cliff Hagan.

Hockey
NHL
Stanley Cup
Finals
Calgary 3 @ Montreal 4 (2 OT) (Montreal led best-of-seven series 2-1)

20 years ago
1994


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): The Real Thing--2 Unlimited

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Riverdance--Bill Whelan (3rd week at #1)

On television tonight
L.A. Law, on NBC
Tonight's episode: Finish Line

This was the last episode of the series, ending an eight-season run.

Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics, on CBS

This made-for-television movie, hosted by James Earl Jones, was based on two unpublished and previously unfilmed teleplays by Rod Serling: The Theater, starring Amy Irving and Gary Cole; and Where the Dead Are, starring Patrick Bergin, Julia Campbell, and Jack Palance.

Died on this date
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, 64
. U.S. First Lady. Mrs. Onassis, born Jacqueline Bouvier, married U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy in 1953, accompanied him to the White House in 1961, and was at his side when he was assassinated on November 22, 1963. She married Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis in 1968; the marriage ended with his death in 1975. Mrs. Onassis, who was widely admired for her style and grace, died of cancer.

10 years ago
2004


War
U.S. Army Specialist Jeremy C. Sivits received a sentence of one year in prison and a bad conduct discharge in the first court-martial stemming from abuse of Iraqis at the Abu Ghraib prison.

Protest
Two members of the group Fathers 4 Justice pelted British Prime Minister Tony Blair with condoms full of flour in the House of Commons. The group was advocating equal rights of access to their children for divorced fathers.

May 18, 2014

210 years ago
1804


Politics and government
Napoleon Bonaparte was proclaimed Emperor of France by the French Senate.

70 years ago
1944


On the radio
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Donovan's Brain, Part One, starring Orson Welles

Appointment with Fear
Tonight's episode: The Clock Strikes Eight

War
Allied troops captured the Italian town of Monte Cassino after a four-month battle against Nazi forces.

60 years ago
1954


On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Breakout, starring Anthony Ross

The Motorola TV Hour, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Atomic Attack, starring Phyllis Thaxter, Robert Keith, Walter Matthau, and Patty McCormack

This episode is available on video.

50 years ago
1964


Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): La Mamma--Charles Aznavour

On television tonight
Detective, on BBC
Tonight's episode: Sherlock Holmes: The Speckled Band, starring Douglas Wilmer and Nigel Stock

Detective was a series of programs each featuring a different fictional detective. The Speckled Band was well-received and served as a pilot for a subsequent series of 12 episodes, broadcast in 1965.

Space
The U.S.S.R. launched the satellite Cosmos 30. The mission of Cosmos 11, launched October 20, 1962, ended.

Protest
Clashes between Mods and Rockers in the south coast of England resulted in scores of arrests.

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): Be My Day--The Cats (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Sugar Baby Love--The Rubettes

Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Seasons in the Sun--Terry Jacks (2nd week at #1)
2 She Didn't Remember My Name--Osmosis
3 The Air That I Breathe--The Hollies
4 My Coo Ca Choo--Alvin Stardust
5 You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me--New Seekers
6 Daytona Demon--Suzi Quatro
7 The Way We Were--Barbra Streisand
8 Mockingbird--Johnny O'Keefe and Margaret McLaren
--Carly Simon and James Taylor
9 You're Sixteen--Ringo Starr
10 The Lord's Prayer--Sister Janet Mead

Singles entering the chart were Candle in the Wind/Bennie and the Jets by Elton John (#28); TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia) by MFSB featuring the Three Degrees (#30); Wild Thing by Fancy (#32); Over the Rainbow by Billy Thorpe (#34); Will I by Mississippi (#36); If I Didn't Care by David Cassidy (#37); and The Entertainer by Marvin Hamlisch (#40).

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): The Streak--Ray Stevens

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Dancing Machine--The Jackson 5
2 The Streak--Ray Stevens
3 The Entertainer--Marvin Hamlisch
4 The Loco-Motion--Grand Funk
5 The Show Must Go On--Three Dog Night
6 Midnight at the Oasis--Maria Muldaur
7 You Make Me Feel Brand New--The Stylistics
8 Tubular Bells--Mike Oldfield
9 (I've Been) Searchin' So Long--Chicago
10 Band on the Run--Paul McCartney & Wings

Singles entering the chart were Train of Thought by Cher (#75); King of Nothing by Seals and Crofts (#83); Rock and Roll Heaven by the Righteous Brothers (#87); Radar Love by Golden Earring (#88); Rock the Boat by the Hues Corporation (#92); and It's Her Turn to Live by Smokey Robinson (#95).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 The Loco-Motion--Grand Funk (2nd week at #1)
2 The Show Must Go On--Three Dog Night
3 Tubular Bells--Mike Oldfield
4 Let it Ride--Bachman-Turner Overdrive
5 The Entertainer--Marvin Hamlisch
6 TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)--MFSB featuring the Three Degrees
7 Just Don't Want to Be Lonely--The Main Ingredient
8 Dancing Machine--The Jackson 5
9 Midnight at the Oasis--Maria Muldaur
10 The Streak--Ray Stevens

Singles entering the chart were Billy, Don't be a Hero by Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (#68); Haven't Got Time for the Pain by Carly Simon (#69); Son of Sagittarius by Eddie Kendricks (#70); Rikki Don't Lose That Number by Steely Dan (#74); I Don't See Me in Your Eyes Anymore by Charlie Rich (#76); Sleepin' by Diana Ross (#81); One Chain Don't Make No Prison by the Four Tops (#82); Daybreaker by Electric Light Orchestra (#83); The Golden Age of Rock 'N' Roll by Mott the Hoople (#84); Wildflower by New Birth (#85); This Heart by Gene Redding (#86); On and On by Gladys Knight and the Pips (#87); Teenage Love Affair by Rick Derringer (#88); Can You Handle It by Graham Central Station (#89); The Sound of Silence by Paul Simon (#91); My World by Craig Ruhnke (#94); 48 Crash by Suzi Quatro (#97); I Believe by Songbird (#98); Please Come to Boston by Dave Loggins (#99); and Already Gone by the Eagles (#100).

Calgary's top 10
1 The Show Must Go On--Three Dog Night (2nd week at #1)
2 The Loco-Motion--Grand Funk
3 Midnight at the Oasis--Maria Muldaur
4 Dancing Machine--The Jackson 5
5 Hooked on a Feeling--Blue Swede
6 Werewolf--Five Man Electrical Band
7 Sundown--Gordon Lightfoot
8 Oh My My--Ringo Starr
9 Band on the Run--Paul McCartney & Wings
10 If You Love Me (Let Me Know)--Olivia Newton-John
Pick hit of the week: Rock Me Gently--Andy Kim

Defense
India became the sixth country to acquire nuclear weapons.

Horse racing
Little Current, with Miguel Rivera aboard, won the 99th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore in a time of 1:54 3/5. Neapolitan Way placed second and Cannonade, the Kentucky Derby winner, finished third.

30 years ago
1984


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Girls Just Wanna Have Fun--Cyndi Lauper (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Send Me an Angel--Real Life

25 years ago
1989


Theatre
After meeting with officials of the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Stratford Festival made two cuts in its production of William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, removing two allegedly anti-Semitic references.

20 years ago
1994


World events
Israeli troops withdrew from the Gaza Strip after three decades of occupation as the Palestinian Authority took over responsibility for governing the area.

Hockey
NHL
Stanley Cup
Western Conference Finals
Vancouver 4 @ Toronto 3 (Best-of-seven series tied 1-1)

10 years ago
2004


Politics and government
Sonia Gandhi of the Indian National Congress refused to accept the position of Prime Minister of India, to the shock of her party.

Baseball
Randy Johnson of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitched a perfect game as the Diamondbacks blanked the Atlanta Braves 2-0 at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix. At age 40, Mr. Johnson became the oldest pitcher to accomplish the feat.

May 17, 2014

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Katya Semenova!

200 years ago
1814


World events
The Constitution of Norway was signed, and Crown Prince Christian Frederick of Denmark was elected King of Norway by the Norwegian Constituent Assembly.

Occupation of Monaco changed from French to Austrian.

75 years ago
1939


On television today
The Princeton Tigers edged the Columbia Lions 2-1 in 10 innings at Baker Field in New York City in the first sports event in the United States to be televised. The game was broadcast by W2XBS, an experimental station in Manhattan, and reached a handful of viewers in New York City.

Canadiana
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth disembarked at Wolfe's Cove, Quebec from the Canadian Pacific ship Empress of Australia to start a month-long royal visit to Canada, the first by a reigning monarch.

60 years ago
1954


Law
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously against segregation in schools in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, ruling that such segregation was inherently unequal.

Boxing
Canadian heavyweight champion Earl Walls (30-8) won a 10-round unanimous decision over Freddie Beshore (35-17-2) at Edmonton Gardens, two months after Mr. Walls had withdrawn from a scheduled bout against Mr. Beshore because of a broken left hand. It was the final fight for Mr. Beshore, who had the distinction of losing to a current world heavyweight champion (Ezzard Charles, 1950); a former world champion (Joe Louis, 1951); and a future world champion (Rocky Marciano, 1951).

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: The Air That I Breathe--The Hollies (6th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Seasons in the Sun--Terry Jacks (5th week at #1)

Died on this date
Camilla Hall, 29
; Nancy Ling Perry, 26. U.S. terrorists. Miss Hall and Mrs. Perry were killed in a shootout with Los Angeles police, and were among six members of the Symbionese Liberation Army who were killed in the police raid on the SLA's headquarters.

Terrorism
33 people were killed and 100 injured when three car bombs placed by the Ulster Volunteer Force exploded in Dublin.

Labour
Joe Morris was elected president of the Canadian Labour Congress at its convention in Vancouver.

Hockey
WHA
Avco World Trophy
Finals
Chicago 4 @ Houston 7 (Houston led best-of-seven series 3-0)

Baseball
Jackson Todd pitched a no-hitter as the Victoria Toros blanked the Arkansas Travelers 3-0 in a Texas League game in Victoria, Texas.

30 years ago
1984


Died on this date
Gordon Sinclair, 83
. Canadian journalist. Mr. Sinclair was a reporter with the Toronto Star in the 1920s and 1930s, travelling around the world. His books about his travels became best-sellers. Mr. Sinclair joined Toronto radio station CFRB in 1943, and remained there the rest of his life. An editorial of his from June 5, 1973, titled The Americans, became so popular that it was issued as a single and rose to #24 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1974. Mr. Sinclair was a panelist on the CBC television program Front Page Challenge from 1957 until his death.

Hockey
NHL
Stanley Cup
Finals
New York Islanders 2 @ Edmonton 7 (Edmonton led best-of-seven series 3-1)

Wayne Gretzky scored the game's first and last goals as the Oilers routed the Islanders for the second straight game at Northlands Coliseum.

25 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Minä olen muistanut--Kim Lönnholm

#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Like a Prayer--Madonna (7th week at #1)

Hockey
Stanley Cup
Finals
Montreal 4 @ Calgary 2 (Best-of-seven series tied 1-1)

20 years ago
1994


Politics and government
Bakili Muluzi, leader of the United Democratic Front, was elected President of Malawi in the country's first multi-party election, unseating Hastings Kamuzu Banda, who had been President since 1966. Dr. Banda, who was believed to be in his 90s, had led the effort to win independence for Nyasaland from Great Britain. Upon independence in 1964, the country became known as the Republic of Malawi. Dr. Banda was this blogger's favourite African dictator because of his passage in 1973 of the Decency Dress Act, which made it illegal for women to wear pants.

10 years ago
2004


Abominations
In Massachusetts, same-sex couples exchanged "marriage" vows for the first time in the United States.

May 16, 2014

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Jessie Larocque and Polly Pratt!

160 years ago
1854


Economics and finance
The Reciprocity Treaty between Canada and the U.S.A. went into effect. The U.S. agreed to admit most Canadian products duty free, while U.S. fishermen were allowed to catch within the three-mile limit; to land to cure their fish; and to freely navigate the St. Lawrence River.

50 years ago
1964


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Can't Buy Me Love/You Can't Do That--The Beatles (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in France: La Plus Belle Pour Aller Danser--Sylvie Vartan (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): E' l'uomo per me--Mina (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Oh My Darling Caroline--Ronny (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Juliet--The Four Pennies

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): My Guy--Mary Wells

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Hello, Dolly!--Louis Armstrong
2 Love Me Do--The Beatles
3 Do You Want to Know a Secret--The Beatles
4 My Guy--Mary Wells
5 Bits and Pieces--The Dave Clark Five
6 Ronnie--The 4 Seasons
7 Can't Buy Me Love--The Beatles
8 Don't Let the Rain Come Down (Crooked Little Man)--The Serendipity Singers
9 Shangri-La--Robert Maxwell and his Orchestra
--Vic Dana
10 White on White--Danny Williams

Singles entering the chart were Viva Las Vegas (#60)/What'd I Say (#70) by Elvis Presley; Tears and Roses by Al Martino (#72); Too Late to Turn Back Now by Brook Benton (#77); Giving Up by Gladys Knight and the Pips (#82); Milord by Bobby Darin (#86); Tell Me Mamma by Christine Quaite (#87); Spend a Little Time by Barbara Lewis (#94); My Boy Lollipop by Millie Small (#95); What Have I Got of My Own by Trini Lopez (#96); Beg Me by Chuck Jackson (#97); Kiko by Jimmy McGriff (#99); and Yesterday's Hero by Gene Pitney (#100).

Horse racing
Northern Dancer, with Bill Hartack aboard, won his second straight Triple Crown race, taking the 89th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore in a time of 1:56 4/5. The Scoundrel placed second and Hill Rise third.

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Any Dream Will Do--Joe Cuddy (2nd week at #1)

Terrorism
At least 27 people were killed and 138 injured when Israeli planes bombed seven Palestinian refugee camps in southern Lebanon in retaliation for the deaths of 18-21 Isreali schoolchildren in Ma'alot during a raid the previous day by Israeli troops against Popular Democratic Front terrorists, who had been holding the youths hostage.

Hockey
NHL
Stanley Cup
Finals
Philadelphia 1 @ Boston 5 (Philadelphia led best-of-seven series 3-2)

25 years ago
1989


On television tonight
The Wonder Years, on ABC
Tonight's episode: How I'm Spending My Summer Vacation

This was the last episode of the season.

20 years ago
1994


Hit parade
Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 I'll Remember--Madonna
2 Love Sneakin' Up on You--Bonnie Raitt
3 Baby, I Love Your Way--Big Mountain
4 Return to Innocence--Enigma
5 Misled--Celine Dion
6 Sleeping in My Car--Roxette
7 Mr. Jones--Counting Crows
8 Swimming in Your Ocean--Crash Test Dummies
9 Streets of Philadelphia--Bruce Springsteen
10 Keep Talking--Pink Floyd

Singles entering the chart were Shine by Collective Soul (#57); Take it Back by Pink Floyd (#83); Love Theme from Napoleon by Dan Hill and Rique Franks (#84); Boom Bapa Boom by Jimmie Vaughan (#85); Silent Scream by Richard Marx (#90); Bizarre Love Triangle by Frente! (#93); The Bonny Swans by Loreena McKennit (#94); and Rocks by Primal Scream (#97).

Monday, 26 May 2014

May 15, 2014

140 years ago
1874


Football
U.S.-Canadian university
Exhibition
McGill 0 @ Harvard 0

The day after Harvard had defeated McGill 3-0 playing under "Boston rules," the teams played to a tie at Jarvis Field in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This game was played under Canadian rules, with 13 men per side.

120 years ago
1894


Society
The Nova Scotia provincial legislature voted in favour of prohibition of alcoholic beverages.

100 years ago
1914


Born on this date
Walter "Turk" Broda
. Canadian hockey player. Mr. Broda was a goaltender with the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1936-1943 and 1945-1952. He played on 5 Stanley Cup championship teams and won the Vezina Trophy in 1941 and 1948. Mr. Broda was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1967. He died on October 17, 1972 at the age of 58.

Norrie Paramor. U.K. composer, arranger, and conductor. Mr. Paramor was best known for producing and arranging the recordings of Cliff Richard and the Shadows in the 1960s. He died on September 9, 1979 at the age of 65.

Angus MacLean. Canadian politician. Mr. MacLean, a Progressive Conservative, was a member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1951-1976, serving as Minister of Fisheries in the government of Prime Minister John Diefenbaker from 1957-1963. He eventually turned to provincial politics, and served as Premier of Prince Edward Island from 1979-1981. Mr. MacLean died on February 15, 2000 at the age of 85.

70 years ago
1944


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

Baseball
Clyde Shoun pitched a no-hitter as the Cincinnati Reds edged the Boston Braves 1-0 at Crosley Field in Cincinnati.

60 years ago
1954


Hit Parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Oh My Pa-Pa (O Mein Papa)--Eddie Fisher (2nd week at #1)

#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Wanted--Perry Como (Best Seller--5th week at #1; Disc Jockey--3rd week at #1; Jukebox--2nd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Wanted--Perry Como (6th week at #1)
2 I Get So Lonely (When I Dream About You)--The Four Knights
3 Young at Heart--Frank Sinatra
4 Make Love to Me--Jo Stafford
5 Here--Tony Martin
6 Cross Over the Bridge--Patti Page
7 A Girl, A Girl (Zoom-Ba Di Alli Nella)--Eddie Fisher
8 Answer Me, My Love--Nat "King" Cole
9 Little Things Mean a Lot--Kitty Kallen
10 Secret Love--Doris Day

Singles entering the chart were Three Coins in the Fountain (#18)/Wedding Bells (Are Breaking Up That Old Gang Of Mine) (#21) by the Four Aces; Please Driver (Once Around The Park Again) by Tony Bennett (#22); Hernando's Hideaway, with versions by Archie Bleyer and Johnnie Ray (#25); and Twelfth Street Rag by Liberace (#33). Three Coins in the Fountain was the title song of the movie, and went on to win the 1954 Academy Award for Best Original Song. Please Driver (Once Around The Park Again) was the B-side (or maybe the A-side) of Until Yesterday (Non E La Pioggia), which charted at #36. Hernando's Hideaway was from the musical The Pajama Game. Twelfth Street Rag was the B-side of Beer Barrel Polka, which charted at #32.

Britannica
Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, and Princess Anne arrived back in London aboard the royal yacht Britannia to conclude their six-month tour of the Commonwealth.

50 years ago
1964


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): A World Without Love--Peter and Gordon (2nd week at #1)

Edmonton's top 10 (CJCA)
1 All My Loving--The Beatles (10th week at #1)
2 Bits and Pieces--The Dave Clark Five
3 Viva Las Vegas--Elvis Presley
4 Do You Love Me--The Dave Clark Five
5 Little Children--Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas
6 Kiss Me Quick--Elvis Presley
7 You're Not a Goody Goody--Bobby Curtola
8 Twist and Shout--The Beatles
9 Can't Buy Me Love--The Beatles
10 Don't Let the Rain Come Down (Crooked Little Man)--The Serendipity Singers
Pick hit of the week: Viva Las Vegas--Elvis Presley
New this week: Bad to Me--Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas
I'm Not Free--Dale & Grace
Tell Me Why--Bobby Vinton
Maybe Baby--Buddy Holly
Milord--Bobby Darin
Pink Panther Theme--Henry Mancini and his Orchestra

On television tonight
Twilight Zone, hosted by Rod Serling, on CBS
Tonight's episode: The Brain Center at Whipple's, starring Richard Deacon, Paul Newlan, and Ted De Corsia

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Who Needs an Enemy?, starring Steven Hill, Joanna Moore, and Richard Anderson

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: Waterloo--ABBA (4th week at #1)

Terrorism
18-21 schoolchildren were killed and 71 injured when Israeli troops stormed the school in Maa'alot where the children were being held hostage by Palestinian guerrillas. Three of the terrorists were killed in the raid.

Hockey
WHA
Avco World Trophy
Finals
Houston 6 @ Chicago 1 (Houston led best-of-seven series 2-0)

30 years ago
1984


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Street Dance--Break Machine

Died on this date
Francis Schaeffer, 72
. U.S. theologian. Mr. Schaeffer, a Presbyterian pastor, was perhaps the most influential evangelical author and scholar of the second half of the 20th century. See my post here.

Hockey
NHL
Stanley Cup
Finals
New York Islanders 2 @ Edmonton 7 (Edmonton led best-of-seven series 2-1)

25 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): Like a Prayer--Madonna (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): She Drives Me Crazy--Fine Young Cannibals

Canada's top 10 (RPM):
1 Like a Prayer--Madonna (2nd week at #1)
2 Second Chance--Thirty Eight Special
3 The Look--Roxette
4 Heaven Help Me--Deon Estus (with George Michael)
5 I'll Be There for You--Bon Jovi
6 Forever Your Girl--Paula Abdul
7 Girl You Know it's True--Milli Vanilli
8 Diamond Mine--Blue Rodeo
9 She Drives Me Crazy--Fine Young Cannibals
10 Funky Cold Medina--Tone Loc

Singles entering the chart were Beautiful White by The Pursuit of Happiness (#74); (Between A) Rock and a Hard Place by Cutting Crew (#77); The Doctor by the Doobie Brothers (#82); Precious Stone by the Fixx (#85); Closer to Fine by Indigo Girls (#87); I Want it All by Queen (#90); The Best Years of Our Lives by Neil Diamond (#95); A Little Lovin' by Chantal (#97); and Sister Madly by Crowded House (#99).

Personal
This blogger began a job as librarian with the University of Alberta's School of Native Studies.

20 years ago
1994


Hit parade
#1 single in Austria (Ö3): Without You--Mariah Carey (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Without You--Mariah Carey (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Come On You Reds--Manchester United Football Club

10 years ago
2004


Horse racing
Smarty Jones, with Stewart Elliott aboard, won his second straight Triple Crown race, taking the 129th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore in a time of 1:55.59. Rock Hard Ten placed second and Eddington third.

May 14, 2014

1,050 years ago
964


Died on this date
John XII, 37-44 (?)
. Roman Catholic Pope, 955-964. Born Octavianus, John XII succeeded Agapetus II as Pope. John XII was a secular prince as well as head of the Roman Catholic Church, and his reign is said to have been characterized by worldliness and immorality. He died while reportedly enjoying an adulterous sexual encounter, dying either from apoplexy or at the hands of a jealous husband. John XII was succeeded as Pope by Benedict V.

750 years ago
1264


War
In the Battle of Lewes in Sussex, King Henry III of England was captured and forced to sign the Mise of Lewes, making Simon de Montfort the de facto ruler of England.

210 years ago
1804


Exploration
The Lewis and Clark Expedition departed from Camp Dubois, Illinois and began its historic journey by travelling up the Missouri River.

200 years ago
1814


War
In the War of 1812, Americans landed a force of 600 at Port Dover, Upper Canada, burning settlements on Lake Erie.

140 years ago
1874


Football
U.S.-Canadian university
Exhibition
McGill 0 @ Harvard 3

The game before 500 fans at Jarvis Field in Cambridge, Massachusetts was played with 11 players per side. The game, perhaps the first game of modern football, resembled soccer, but players were permitted, under "Boston rules," to run with the ball if pursued. It was the first time that admission had been charged to a football game, and the first time that goalposts were used.

125 years ago
1889


Society
The U.K. children's charity National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children was founded in London.

110 years ago
1904


Olympics
The Summer Olympic Games opened in St. Louis, becoming the first Olympics to be held in the United States.

100 years ago
1914


Economics and finance
The Calgary Stock Exchange--now the Alberta Stock Exchange--was founded.

Baseball
Jim Scott of the Chicago White Sox pitched a no-hitter through 9 innings, but gave up 2 hits in the bottom of the 10th inning and lost 1-0 to the Washington Nationals at Griffith Stadium in Washington.

80 years ago
1934


Died on this date
Lou Criger, 62
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Criger was a catcher with the Cleveland Spiders (1896-1898); St.Louis Perfectos (1899) and Cardinals (1900); Boston Americans (1901-1906) and Red Sox (1907-1908); St. Louis Browns (1909, 1912); and New York Highlanders (1910), batting .221 with 11 home runs and 342 runs batted in in 1,012 games. Mr. Criger caught most of Cy Young's 511 pitching wins, and played in all 8 games of the first modern World Series, batting .231 as the Americans defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 5 games to 3 in 1903.

Baikuntha Shukla, 27. Indian terrorist. Mr. Shukla, an Indian nationalist, was hanged for the murder of Phanindra Nath Ghosh, a supporter of the government.

75 years ago
1939


Medicine
Lina Medina of Peru became the youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of 5 years, 7 months, 17 days.

60 years ago
1954


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Secret Love--Doris Day (3rd week at #1)

Died on this date
Heinz Guderian, 65
. German military officer. General Guderian was the Wehrmacht's leading proponent of the use of tanks in World War II. He was Chief of the General Staff of the Army from July 21, 1944--the day after the failed assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler--until March 28, 1945, when he was dismissed by Mr. Hitler.

50 years ago
1964


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: Can't Buy Me Love--The Beatles

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): Don't Throw Your Love Away--The Searchers (2nd week at #1)

World events
Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, Egyptian President Gamal Abdul Nasser, Iraqi President Abdul Salam Arif, and Yemeni President Abdullah al-Sallal pushed buttons at a ceremony in southern Egypt to blow up a huge sand barrage and divert the Nile River into a canal, beginning the next stage of the Aswan High Dam project.

Politics and government
Ontario Premier John Robarts named William Davis Minister of University Affairs.

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in France: Waterloo--ABBA (3rd week at #1)

Hockey
NHL
Stanley Cup
Finals
Boston 2 @ Philadelphia 4 (Philadelphia led best-of-seven series 3-1)

30 years ago
1984


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Footloose--Kenny Loggins

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Somebody's Watching Me--Rockwell

Politics and government
Jeanne Sauvé took office as Canada's first female Governor General.

25 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: Looking for Freedom--David Hasselhoff (3rd week at #1)

Hockey
NHL
Stanley Cup
Finals
Montreal 2 @ Calgary 3 (Calgary led best-of-seven series 1-0)

20 years ago
1994


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): The Sign--Ace of Base (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Denmark (Nielsen Music Control & IFPI): The Most Beautiful Girl in the World--The Artist Formerly Known as Prince (Love Symbol) (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Without You--Mariah Carey (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Hooked on a Feeling--Tony Wilson

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): The Sign--Ace of Base (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box):
1 The Most Beautiful Girl in the World--The Artist Formerly Known as Prince (Love Symbol) (4th week at #1)
2 Baby, I Love Your Way--Big Mountain
3 I'll Remember--Madonna
4 The Sign--Ace of Base
5 Return to Innocence--Enigma
6 I'm Ready--Tevin Campbell
7 Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm--Crash Test Dummies
8 Without You/Never Forget You--Mariah Carey
9 Bump N' Grind--R. Kelly
10 So Much in Love--All-4-One

The only single entering the chart was Until I Fall Away by Gin Blossoms (#92).

Died on this date
W. Graham Claytor, Jr., 82
. U.S. miltary officer and policitian. Mr. Claytor was commander of the U.S. Navy destroyer escort USS Doyle, whose actions resulted in the rescue of 316 sailors from the sinking of the USS Indianapolis in August, 1945. Mr. Claytor served in the administration of U.S. President Jimmy Carter as Secretary of the Navy (1977-1979) and Deputy Secretary of Defense (1981). He led the U.S. passenger rail service Amtrak from 1982-1993.

Soccer
English FA Cup Final @ Wembley Stadium, London
Manchester United 4 Chelsea 0

Eric Cantona scored 2 goals on penalty kicks for Manchester United.

10 years ago
2004


Politics and government
The Constitutional Court of South Korea overturned the impeachment of President Roh Moo-hyun and restored him to office, two months after the National Assembly had voted 193-2 to convict him on charges of illegal electioneering. Mr. Roh had expressed support for the new Uri Party, a technical violation of constitutional provisions for presidential impartiality.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

May 13, 2014

210 years ago
1804


War
The Libyan city of Derna was attacked by forces sent by Yusuf Karamanli of Tripoli in an attempt to retake it from the Americans.

150 years ago
1864


War
In the U.S. Civil War, the Battle of Resaca began with Union Army forces under Major General William T. Sherman fighting in Georgia toward Atlanta. A Confederate prisoner of war became the first soldier to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

Golf
Charlotte "Lottie" Dod of England, already an international field hockey player, a champion figure skater, an Olympic silver medalist in archery and the youngest-ever Wimbledon tennis champion at age 15 in 1887, defeated May Hezlet 1-up to win the British Ladies' Open tournament at Troon, Scotland.

100 years ago
1914


Born on this date
Joe Louis
. U.S. boxer. Born Joseph Louis Barrow, the "Brown Bomber" compiled a professional record of 66-3 from 1934-1951. He was world heavyweight champion for a record 12-year period from 1937-1949 and made 25 successful title defenses, also a record. Mr. Louis, a Negro who was admired by Americans of all races, died on April 12, 1981 at the age of 66.

70 years ago
1944


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I Love You--Bing Crosby (2nd week at #1)

60 years ago
1954


Theatre
The Pajama Game, starring Eddie Foy, Jr., Janis Paige, John Raitt, Marion Colby, and Carol Haney, opened at St. James Theatre on Broadway in New York City.

Protest
The anti-National Service Riots by Chinese high school students took place in Singapore. The students were protesting the National Service Ordinance, passed by the British colonial government, requiring all males aged 18-20 to register for National Service by May 1954. 26 people were injured and 48 arrested.

Transportation
U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower signed the bill approving the St. Lawrence Seaway agreement with Canada.

Canadian National Railways amalgamated its National Transcontinental Railway Branch Lines Company and 5 other subsidiaries.

50 years ago
1964


Education
The Quebec National Assembly passed Education Bill 60, establishing the Quebec Department of Education.

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Seasons in the Sun--Terry Jacks (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Someday, Somewhere--Demis Roussos (2nd week at #1)

Economics and finance
The Bank of Canada raised its prime lending rate to 8.75%.

30 years ago
1984


Hit parade
#1 single in France: Relax--Frankie Goes to Hollywood (7th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Big in Japan--Alphaville (4th week at #1)

25 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): The Living Years--Mike + the Mechanics

#1 single in France (SNEP): Megamix--Boney M (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Like a Prayer--Madonna (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Eternal Flame--Bangles (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Hand on Your Heart--Kylie Minogue

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I'll Be There for You--Bon Jovi

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I'll Be There for You--Bon Jovi
2 Real Love--Jody Watley
3 Like a Prayer--Madonna
4 Forever Your Girl--Paula Abdul
5 Funky Cold Medina--Tone Loc
6 Heaven Help Me--Deon Estus (with George Michael)
7 Second Chance--Thirty Eight Special
8 Cult of Personality--Living Colour
9 After All--Cher and Peter Cetera
10 She Drives Me Crazy--Fine Young Cannibals

Singles entering the chart were I Like It by Dino (#75); I Want it All by Queen (#78); Send Me an Angel '89 by Real Life (#82); and (Between A) Rock and a Hard Place by Cutting Crew (#88).

Protest
Large groups of students occupied Tiananmen Square in Beijing and begia a hunger strike.

Terrorism
Former Royal Air Force pilot Jackie Mann, 74, was feared kidnapped in Beirut by the Hezbollah organization.

Hockey
Canadian Junior
Memorial Cup @ Saskatchewan Place, Saskatoon
Final
Swift Current 4 Saskatoon 3 (OT)

An overflow crowd of more than 11,000 saw the Western Hockey League champion Broncos edge the host Blades. The head coach of the Broncos was Graham James, who was later convicted of sexually molesting several players, including Broncos' right wing Sheldon Kennedy, who was named to the tournament's all-star team.

20 years ago
1994


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Without You--Mariah Carey (6th week at #1)

On television tonight
The Late Show with David Letterman, on CBS

Johnny Carson, who hosted Tonight on NBC from 1962-1992, was one of Mr. Letterman's guests in what turned out to be Mr. Carson's last appearance on television.

Monday, 12 May 2014

May 12, 2014

650 years ago
1364


Academia
Jagiellonian University, the oldest university in Poland, was founded in Kraków.

325 years ago
1689


Defense
King William III of England joined the League of Augsburg in an attempt to halt French expansion under King Louis XIV.

150 years ago
1864


War
In the U.S. Civil War, the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House took place in Virginia between Union forces led by General U.S. Grant and Confederate forces led by General Robert E. Lee. There were almost 32,000 total casualties in "the Bloody Angle," making it the costliest battle of Gen. Grant's Overland Campaign.

100 years ago
1914


Born on this date
Howard K. Smith
. U.S. journalist. Mr. Smith was a correspondent with CBS from 1941-1961, covering World War II and postwar events in Europe. He was with ABC from 1962-1979, and anchored the ABC Evening News from 1969-1975. Mr. Smith died on February 15, 2002 at the age of 87.

James Bacon. U.S. journalist. Mr. Bacon covered the Hollywood beat for Associated Press, and later for the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner. He also appeared in many movies in bit parts, usually playing a reporter. Mr. Bacon died on September 18, 2010 at the age of 96.

70 years ago
1944


Died on this date
Max Brand, 51
. U.S. author. Mr. Brand, whose real name was Frederick Schiller Faust, wrote several hundred books under various pseudonyms, but was best known for Western novels under the name Max Brand. He created the characters Destry and Dr. Kildare. Mr. Faust was a war correspondent during World War II, and was mortally wounded by shrapnel while travelling with American soldiers in Italy.

40 years ago
1974


Died on this date
Wayne Maki, 29
. Canadian hockey player. Mr. Maki played with the Chicago Black Hawks (1967-1969); St. Louis Blues (1969-1970); and Vancouver Canucks (1970-1972), scoring 136 points on 57 goals and 79 assists in 246 games. His older brother Chico played with the Black Hawks from 1960-1976. Wayne Maki was best known for a stick-swinging duel with Boston Bruins' defenseman Ted Green in a pre-season game in Ottawa on September 21, 1969, which resulted in a near-fatal injury to Mr. Green and criminal charges--later dismissed--against both players. Mr. Maki had his best season with the expansion Canucks in 1970-71, scoring 63 points on 25 goals and 38 assists. He got off to a poor start in 1972-73, scoring just 3 goals in 26 games, and was sent home from a road trip in December 1972 after complaining of severe headaches. Tests revealed a malignant brain tumor. One of the people who wrote Mr. Maki to wish him well was Ted Green, and the two reportedly became friends.

Hockey
NHL
Stanley Cup
Finals
Boston 1 @ Philadelphia 4 (Philadelphia led best-of-seven series 2-1)

WHA
Avco World Trophy
Finals
Houston 3 @ Chicago 2 (Houston led best-of-seven series 1-0)

Basketball
NBA
Finals
Boston 102 @ Milwaukee 87 (Boston won best-of-seven series 4-3)

Dave Cowens scored 28 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, and John Havlicek added 16 points as the Celtics defeated the Bucks before 10,938 fans at Milwaukee Arena to win their 12th National Basketball Association championship, their first in 5 years, and the first since the retirement of Hall of Fame center Bill Russell. Milwaukee center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scored 26 points. The game was the last in the 14-year Hall of Fame NBA career of Milwaukee guard Oscar Robertson, and the last appearance for the Bucks in the finals to date.

30 years ago
1984


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Love of the Common People--Paul Young (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (VRT Top 30): Hello--Lionel Richie (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Ik voel me zo verdomd alleen--Danny de Munk

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): The Reflex--Duran Duran

#1 single in the U.K.: The Reflex--Duran Duran (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Hello--Lionel Richie

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Hello--Lionel Richie
2 Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)--Phil Collins
3 Love Somebody--Rick Springfield
4 To All the Girls I've Loved Before--Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson
5 Let's Hear it for the Boy--Deniece Williams
6 Hold Me Now--Thompson Twins
7 You Might Think--The Cars
8 Footloose--Kenny Loggins
9 Oh Sherrie--Steve Perry
10 Head Over Heels--Go-Go's

Singles entering the chart were It's a Miracle by Culture Club (#45); Almost Paradise (Love Theme from Footloose) by Mike Reno and Ann Wilson (#70); No Way Out by Jefferson Starship (#81); Obscene Phone Caller by Rockwell (#83); The Ghost in You by Psychedelic Furs (#88); Little Lady by Duke Jupiter (#89); and Hurt by Re-Flex (#90). Almost Paradise (Love Theme from Footloose) was from the movie Footloose (1984).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)--Phil Collins (4th week at #1)
2 To All the Girls I've Loved Before--Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson
3 Hello--Lionel Richie
4 Hold Me Now--Thompson Twins
5 Footloose--Kenny Loggins
6 They Don't Know--Tracey Ullman
7 Girls Just Want to Have Fun--Cyndi Lauper
8 You Might Think--The Cars
9 Rockit--Herbie Hancock
10 Miss Me Blind--Culture Club

Singles entering the chart were Let's Hear it for the Boy by Deniece Williams (#42); The Heart of Rock and Roll by Huey Lewis and the News (#45); and A Fine Fine Day by Tony Carey (#49).

Education
The government of Ontario began to extend provincial funding to Roman Catholic high schools.

Hockey
NHL
Stanley Cup
Finals
Edmonton 1 @ New York Islanders 6 (Best-of-seven series tied 1-1)

25 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): The Look--Roxette (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Looking for Freedom--David Hasselhoff (7th week at #1)

At the movies
Palais Royale, starring Kim Cattrall, Matt Craven, and Dean Stockwell, went into general release. It had first been shown at the Festival of Festivals in Toronto on September 10, 1988.

20 years ago
1994


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Inside Your Dreams--U96

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Riverdance--Bill Whelan (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Erik Erikson, 91
. German-born U.S. psychologist. Professor Erikson was a developmental psycholgist who believed that people develop through eight stages of life, and was one of the few developmental psychologists whose theories covered a person's life span instead of focusing on childhood. He was famous for coining the phrase "identity crisis."

John Smith, 55. U.K. politician. Mr. Smith was leader of the Labour Party from 1992 until his death from a heart attack. At the time of Mr. Smith's death, Labour was expected to unseat the governing Conservative Party in the next British election, which would have enabled Mr. Smith to become Prime Minister. He was succeeded as Labour party leader by deputy leader Margaret Beckett, who served on an interim basis until Tony Blair was elected leader two months later.

Easy Goer, 8. U.S. racehorse. Easy Goer won 14 of 20 races, and was the named the American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt in 1988, but was best known for his rivalry with Sunday Silence in the 1989 Triple Crown. Easy Goer finished second behind Sunday Silence in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, and then defeated Sunday Silence by 8 lengths in the second-fastest Belmont Stakes in history. He was retired to stud after the 1990 season, and died of a sudden reaction to an unknown allergen.

Hockey
NHL
Stanley Cup
Division Finals
San Jose 2 @ Toronto 3 (OT) (Best-of-seven series tied 3-3)

Sunday, 11 May 2014

May 11, 2014

125 years ago
1889


Died on this date
John Cadbury, 86
. U.K. businessman. Mr. Cadbury, a chocolatier from Birmingham, England, developed the modern chocolate bar and founded the Cadbury Company.

Crime
U.S. Army paymaster Major Joseph Wham and his escort of 11 Buffalo Soldiers were ambushed while transporting over $28,000 in gold and silver coins from Fort Grant, Arizona Territory to Fort Thomas. Eight soldiers were wounded, and Sergeant Benjamin Brown and Corporal Isaiah Mays were awarded the Medal of Honor.

120 years ago
1894


Labour
4,000 Pullman Palace Car Company workers went on a wildcat strike in Illinois in response to recent wage reductions.

90 years ago
1924


Business
The automobile manufacturing firm Mercedes-Benz was formed as a result of Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their two companies.

70 years ago
1944
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War
Allied forces began a major offensive against the Axis Powers on the Gustav Line in Italy, with Canadian tanks seeing action near Monte Cassino.

60 years ago
1954


On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Operation Nightmare, starring Anne Burr and Douglas Rodgers

50 years ago
1964


Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Non Ho L'Etá (Per Amarti)--Gigliola Cinquetti (5th week at #1)

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): Be My Day--The Cats (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Waterloo--ABBA (2nd week at #1)

Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Seasons in the Sun--Terry Jacks
2 My Coo Ca Choo--Alvin Stardust
3 She Didn't Remember My Name--Osmosis
4 Daytona Demon--Suzi Quatro
5 You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me--New Seekers
6 Farewell Aunty Jack--Grahame Bond
7 The Lord's Prayer--Sister Janet Mead
8 Mockingbird--Johnny O'Keefe and Margaret McLaren
--Carly Simon and James Taylor
9 I Love You Love Me Love--Gary Glitter
10 Sorrow--David Bowie

The only single entering the chart was Hooked on a Feeling by Blue Swede (#34).

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): The Loco-Motion--Grand Funk (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 The Show Must Go On--Three Dog Night
2 Dancing Machine--The Jackson 5
3 The Loco-Motion--Grand Funk
4 The Entertainer--Marvin Hamlisch
5 The Streak--Ray Stevens
6 Tubular Bells--Mike Oldfield
7 TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)--MFSB featuring the Three Degrees
8 Just Don't Want to Be Lonely--The Main Ingredient
9 Midnight at the Oasis--Maria Muldaur
10 You Make Me Feel Brand New--The Stylistics

Singles entering the chart were On and On by Gladys Knight and the Pips (#78); I'm Coming Home by the Spinners (#82); The Lone Ranger by Oscar Brown, Jr. (#87); Scratch by the Crusaders (#94); Please Come to Boston by Dave Loggins (#95); Standing in the Rain by the James Gang (#96); Teen Angel by Wednesday; and Time Will Tell by Tower of Power (#100).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 The Loco-Motion--Grand Funk
2 TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)--MFSB featuring the Three Degrees
3 Oh My My--Ringo Starr
4 I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song--Jim Croce
5 Let it Ride--Bachman-Turner Overdrive
6 Best Thing that Ever Happened to Me--Gladys Knight and the Pips
7 The Lord's Prayer--Sister Janet Mead
8 Bennie and the Jets--Elton John
9 Tubular Bells--Mike Oldfield
10 Keep on Singing--Helen Reddy

Singles entering the chart were If I were a Carpenter by Leon Russell (#94); Electric Jewels by April Wine (#96); I Held Out by Fludd (#98); Bad, Bad Leroy Brown by Frank Sinatra (#99); and Rhoda by Robert David (#100).

Calgary's top 10
1 The Show Must Go On--Three Dog Night
2 The Loco-Motion--Grand Funk
3 Hooked on a Feeling--Blue Swede
4 Werewolf--Five Man Electrical Band
5 Oh My My--Ringo Starr
6 Dancing Machine--The Jackson 5
7 TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)--MFSB featuring the Three Degrees
8 (I've Been) Searchin' So Long--Chicago
9 Don't Stop Now--The Original Caste
10 Piano Man--Billy Joel
Pick hit of the week: Band on the Run--Paul McCartney & Wings

30 years ago
1984


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Girls Just Wanna Have Fun--Cyndi Lauper (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): People are People--Depeche Mode (3rd week at #1)

Law
The Canadian Parliament passed a bill creating the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), a civilian security agency to replace the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Security Service when dealing with espionage and terrorism.

Baseball
The Detroit Tigers defeated the California Angels 8-2 at Tiger Stadium to lift their record to 26-4, the best start in major league history.

25 years ago
1989


Hockey
NHL
Stanley Cup
Prince of Wales Conference Finals
Montreal 4 @ Philadelphia 2 (Montreal won best-of-seven series 4-2)

20 years ago
1994


Died on this date
Timothy Carey, 65
. U.S. actor. Mr. Carey was known for supporting roles in the movies The Killing (1956) and Paths of Glory (1957)--both directed by Stanley Kubrick--and for playing psychotic and violent characters in numerous other films. He produced, directed and starred in The World's Greatest Sinner (1962), a rarely-seen movie that has attained cult status.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

May 10, 2014

480 years ago
1534


Exploration
Jacques Cartier sighted Cape Bonavista, Newfoundland after a three-week journey from France.

240 years ago
1774


Franciana
Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette became King and Queen of France.

170 years ago
1844


Canadiana
After years of petitions, the capital of Canada was moved from Kingston to Montreal.

150 years ago
1864


War
In the U.S. Civil War, Union Army Colonel Emory Upton led a 10-regiment "Attack-in-depth" assault against the Confederate works at the Battle of Spotsylvania in Virginia, which, though ultimately unsuccessful, would provide the idea for the massive assault against the Bloody Angle on May 12. Colonel Upton was slightly wounded, but was immediately promoted to Brigadier General.

90 years ago
1924


Society
The Alberta Legislative Assembly voted to end the prohibition of alcohol in the province.

Law
J. Edgar Hoover became director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.

70 years ago
1944


Politics and government
The government of El Salvador announced the appointment of a new cabinet with Enrique Avila as foreign minister.

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt named James Forrestal as Secretary of the Navy, replacing Frank Knox, who had died on April 28.

Economics and finance
The U.S. House of Representatives passed and sent to the Senate a bill increasing the national debt limit to $240 billion.

Academia
Professor Howard Mumford Jones of Harvard University was elected president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

60 years ago
1954


Music
The single (We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock/Thirteen Women (And Only One Man in Town) by Bill Haley and his Comets was released on Decca Records.

50 years ago
1964


Auto racing
Dave MacDonald, driving a King Cobra, won the United States Road Racing Championships at Kent, Washington.

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: The Air That I Breathe--The Hollies (5th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Seasons in the Sun--Terry Jacks (4th week at #1)

Basketball
NBA
Finals
Milwaukee 102 @ Boston 101 (2 OT) (Best-of-seven series tied 3-3)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scored on a 17-foot "skyhook" shot with 2 seconds left in the 2nd overtime period to give the Bucks their won over the Celtics before 15,320 fans at Boston garden. The winning basket was scored 5 seconds after John Havlicek had scored a field goal to give Boston a 101-100 lead. Mr. Havlicek led all scorers with 36 points, while Mr. Abdul-Jabbar led Milwaukee with 34 points.

ABA
Finals
Utah 100 @ New York 111 (New York won best-of-seven series 4-1)

Julius Erving scored 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as the Nets defeated the Stars at Nassau County Coliseum in Uniondale to win their first American Basketball Association title. Mr. Erving was named the most valuable player of the playoffs.

30 years ago
1984


Transportation
The Canadian Ministry of Transport announced that air traffic would be deregulated within two years, allowing airlines to offer lower rates and more routes.

Hockey
NHL
Stanley Cup
Finals

Edmonton 1 @ New York Islanders 0 (Edmonton led best-of-seven series 1-0)

Kevin McClelland scored 55 seconds into the 3rd period for the game's only goal as the Oilers edged the Islanders at Nassau County Coliseum in Uniondale. Grant Fuhr posted the shutout, winning the goaltending duel over Billy Smith.

25 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): The Look--Roxette (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Like a Prayer--Madonna (6th week at #1)

Died on this date
Woody Shaw, 44
. U.S. musician. Mr. Shaw was regarded as one of the finest jazz trumpeters of his generation, playing as a sideman with various musicians and then leading his own band. He was losing his sight because of an incurable eye disease when he was hit by a subway car in Brooklyn, New York on February 27, 1989, and lost his left arm. Complications set in after surgery, and he died of kidney failure.

Hockey
NHL
Stanley Cup
Clarence S. Campbell Conference Finals
Chicago 1 @ Calgary 3 (Calgary won best-of-seven series 4-1)

Baseball
Mark Langston of the Seattle Mariners carried a no-hitter and a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the 9th inning against the Toronto Blue Jays, but pinch hitter Tom Lawless singled to break up the no-hitter, and the Blue Jays rallied for 3 runs to defeat the Mariners 3-2 before 33,216 fans at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto. Mr. Langston was the losing pitcher, although he was relieved with 1 out in the 9th by Mike Schooler, who surrendered a single by George Bell to drive in Junior Felix with the winning run with 2 out. Winning pitcher Jimmy Key pitched a complete game.

20 years ago
1994


Died on this date
John Wayne Gacy, 52
. U.S. criminal. Mr. Gacy was executed by lethal injection at Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, Illinois, 14 years after being sentenced to death for the sexual assaults and murders of 12 teenage boys and young men, although he was convicted of 33 such murders, which took place in Chicago from 1972-1978.

Politics and government
African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as President of South Africa.

Friday, 9 May 2014

May 9, 2014

210 years ago
1804


Canadiana
Joseph F.W. DesBarres was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Prince Edward Island, with his term to begin in July 1805.

150 years ago
1864


War
The Danish navy defeated the Austrian and Prussian fleets in the Battle of Heligoland in the Second War of Schleswig.

140 years ago
1874


Transportation
The first horse-drawn bus made its début in the city of Bombay (Mumbai), travelling two routes.

110 years ago
1904

Transportation
The steam locomotive City of Truro became the first steam engine in Europe to exceed 100 miles per hour (160 kilometres per hour), on a special ail run from Plymouth to London Paddington station.

100 years ago
1914


Born on this date
Hank Snow
. Canadian-born U.S. musician. Mr. Snow, born Clarence Eugene Snow in Brooklyn, Nova Scotia, became a major star in country music, recording 140 albums and placing 85 singles on the Billboard country chart in a career that went from the 1930s to the 1980s. His hits included I'm Moving On and I've Been Everywhere. Mr. Snow died on December 20, 1999 at the age of 85.

Died on this date
C. W. Post, 59
. U.S. businessman. Mr. Post manufactured farm implements and sold real estate before founding Postum Cereal Company (now known as Post Holdings, Inc.) in 1895. He shot himself because he was suffering from consistent stomach pain.

Americana
U.S. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Mother's Day a public celebration.

70 years ago
1944


War
Soviet forces captured the Black Sea port of Sevastopol. British troops occupied the villages of Gamberale, Fallascosa, and Palena on the Maiella Plateau in Italy. Japanese forces gained full control of the north-south Peking-Hankow railway in the Chinese province of Honan. Crossing the Yellow River in the vicinity of Yuanchu, the Japanese moved south, posing a new threat to the important Honan base of Loyang. U.S. Navy Admirals Chester Nimitz, Ernest King, and William Halsey completed talks in San Francisco on the war in the Pacific. The U.S. Army reported total strength of 7,481,925 as of January 1, 1944.

Labour
The United States government ended its control of the Chicago plant of Montgomery Ward & Company shortly before the National Labor Relatons Board announced that Congress of Industrial Organizations United Mail Order Warehouse and Retail Employees Union had won that day's election to represent the company's Chicago workers.

50 years ago
1964


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Can't Buy Me Love/You Can't Do That--The Beatles

#1 single in France: La Plus Belle Pour Aller Danser--Sylvie Vartan (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): E' l'uomo per me--Mina (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Oh My Darling Caroline--Ronny (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Don't Throw Your Love Away--The Searchers

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Hello, Dolly!--Louis Armstrong

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Can't Buy Me Love--The Beatles (5th week at #1)
2 Hello, Dolly!--Louis Armstrong
3 Do You Want to Know a Secret--The Beatles
4 Bits and Pieces--The Dave Clark Five
5 My Guy--Mary Wells
6 Don't Let the Rain Come Down (Crooked Little Man)--The Serendipity Singers
7 Love Me Do--The Beatles
8 Ronnie--The 4 Seasons
9 Dead Man's Curve--Jan & Dean
10 Shangri-La--Robert Maxwell and his Orchestra
--Vic Dana

Singles entering the chart were Be Anything (But Be Mine) by Connie Francis (#68); A World Without Love by Peter and Gordon (#72); What's the Matter with You Baby by Marvin Gaye and Mary Wells (#76); Good Golly Miss Molly by the Swinging Blue Jeans (#88); Hurt by Love by Inez Foxx (#94); Tea for Two by Nino Tempo & April Stevens (#95); Yesterday's Gone by Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde (#97); Not Fade Away by the Rolling Stones (#98); One Way Love by the Drifters (#99); and The Loneliest Night by Dale & Grace (#100). What's the Matter with You Baby was the B-side of Once Upon a Time, which charted at #61. Bobby Rydell's version of A World Without Love charted at #3 on the Looking Ahead chart and was mentioned with the version by Peter and Gordon, but was not charted. The Overlanders' version of Yesterday's Gone was mentioned with the version by Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde, but was not charted. Not Fade Away was the first single by the Rolling Stones to make the chart in the U.S.A.

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Any Dream Will Do--Joe Cuddy

Music
A concert in Cambridge, Massachusetts prompted critic Jon Landau to write in The Real Paper, "I saw rock and roll future and its name is Bruce Springsteen."

Politics and government
The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee opened formal hearings on whether to recommend the impeachment of President Richard Nixon. In an 18-minute public session, the committee members pledged to use the "awesome" power of impeachment wisely. After a brief procedural debate, the committee went into closed session to hear evidence gathered by the committee staff in six areas of possible impeachment offense by the President. House Minority Leader John Rhodes (Republican--Arizona), noting calls for Mr. Nixon's resignation from such conservative media outlets as the Omaha World-Herald and the Hearst newspaper chain, urged Mr. Nixon to consider resignation.

Hockey
NHL
Stanley Cup
Finals
Philadelphia 3 @ Boston 2 (OT) (Best-of-seven series tied 1-1)

Bobby Clarke scored at 12:01 of the 1st overime period to give the Flyers their win over the Bruins before 15,003 fans at Boston Garden.

30 years ago
1984


Politics and government
Roberto d'Aubuisson, the candidate of the National Republican Alliance (Arena), who had lost the May 6 presidential election to Christian Democratic party candidate Jose Napoleon Duarte, chaged that Mr. Duarte was a "puppet" of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Arena claimed irregularities in the voting and refused to participate in the vote count.

Defense
U.S. President Ronald Reagan delivered a speech in which he defended his Central American policies, warning that Cuba and Nicaragua would win the civil war in El Salvador unless the United States provided more military aid. He characterized the U.S.-backed Contras fighting against the Sandanista regime in Nicaragua as "freedom fighters." Representative Michael Barnes (Democrat--Maryland) delivered his party's response by saying that administration policies relied too much on military solutions at the expense of diplomacy.

Baseball
In a game that ended the day after it began, the Chicago White Sox edged the Milwaukee Brewers 7-6 in 25 innings before 14,754 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago. The game, which had started on May 8 and had been suspended after 17 innings with the score tied 3-3, took 8 hours and 6 minutes to play, the most time-consuming game in major league history. Ben Oglivie hit a 3-run home run in the top of the 21st to give Milwaukee a 6-3 lead, but Chicago rallied for 3 in the bottom of the inning to tie the game. Don Sutton started on the mound for the Brewers and pitched 7 innings. Chuck Porter, the sixth Milwaukee pitcher, pitched 7 1/3 innings of relief, losing the game when Harold Baines hit the game's 753rd pitch for a home run with 1 out in the bottom of the 25th. Bob Fallon pitched the first 6 innings for the White Sox. Juan Agosto, the fifth Chicago pitcher, pitched 7 innings of relief without giving up a run. Tom Seaver, the eighth White Sox pitcher of the game, pitched a scoreless 25th inning and was credited with the win. Another member of the Chicago pitching staff, Rich Dotson, didn't pitch, but played as a pinch runner and scored one of the runs in the White Sox' 21st-inning rally.

25 years ago
1989


On television tonight
The Wonder Years, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Whose Woods Are These?

Science
At a meeting of the Electrochemical Society in Los Angeles, scientists Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons defended their experiment in cold fusion--nuclear fusion at room temperature--claiming that the experiment was producing 10-50 times more energy than had been put in. Drs. Fleischmann and Pons, who had announced the results of their experiment in March, were coming under heavy criticism from within the scientific community after the failure of a number of attempts by other scientists to replicate the results.

Hockey
NHL
Stanley Cup
Prince of Wales Conference Finals
Philadelphia 2 @ Montreal 1 (OT) (Montreal led best-of-seven series 3-2)

20 years ago
1994


Hit parade
Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Love Sneakin' Up on You--Bonnie Raitt (3rd week at #1)
2 Baby, I Love Your Way--Big Mountain
3 I'll Remember--Madonna
4 Return to Innocence--Enigma
5 Mr. Jones--Counting Crows
6 Streets of Philadelphia--Bruce Springsteen
7 Misled--Celine Dion
8 Swimming in Your Ocean--Crash Test Dummies
9 Sleeping in My Car--Roxette
10 The Sign--Ace of Base

Singles entering the chart were If You Go by Jon Secada (#70); Loving Me is Not a Sin by Mitsou (#82); Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer than They Are by Meat Loaf (#86); Another Night by M.C. Sar & The Real McCoy (#90); Some Kind of Wonderful by Huey Lewis and the News (#95); Crying Shame by Wild Strawberries (#96); Miss World by Hole (#97); In the Time it Takes by Beth Nielsen Chapman and Paul Carrack (#98); and Make a Liar Out of Me by Lori Yates (#99).

Politics and government
African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela was elected President of South Africa by the 400-seat National Assembly.

Health
Kinshasa, the capital of Zaire, was placed under quarantine after an outbreak of Ebola virus.

10 years ago
2004


Died on this date
Alan King, 66
. U.S. comedian. Born Irwin Alan Kniberg, Mr. King performed in burlesque houses and nightclubs before achieving popularity with routines drawing on everyday life for his humour. He made many television appearances, and starred in such movies as Just Tell Me What You Want (1980) and Memories of Me (1988).

Akhmad Kadyrov, 52. 1st President of the Chechen Republic, 2003-2004. Mr. Kadyrov, who was backed by the Russian government, was one of as many as 13-30 people killed and 60 injured when a bomb exploded during a Soviet Victory Day World War II memorial parade at the Dinamo football stadium in Grozny. Mr. Kadyrov was succeeded as President by Alu Alkhanov.

Hockey
IIHF World Men's Championship @ Prague
Bronze Medal
U.S.A. 1 Slovakia 0 (OT)

Gold Medal
Canada 5 Sweden 3

For the first time since 1958 and 1959, Canada won its second consecutive championship. Dany Heatley of Canada, who scored 8 goals and 3 assists in 9 games, was named the tournament's most valuable player.