100 years ago
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
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
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Secret Love--Doris Day (4th week at #1)
50 years ago
#1 single in New Zealand: I Believe--The Bachelors
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): Juliet--The Four Pennies
40 years ago
#1 single in France: Waterloo--ABBA (4th week at #1)
30 years ago
#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
#1 single in Switzerland: Looking for Freedom--David Hasselhoff (4th week at #1)
In Hong Kong, approximately one million people took to the streets to show their support for students protesting for democratic reforms in China.
Calgary 4 @ Montreal 2 (Best-of-seven series tied 2-2)
20 years ago
#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.
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.
Nielsen Bottom 10, October 16th-22nd, 1972 - A look at the 10 lowest-rated programs on TV during the week of October 16th-22nd, 1972. *NBC White Paper* was at the bottom of the ratings chart. Continu...
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