75 years ago
Lou Nova (22-1-4) scored a technical knockout over former world heavyweight champion Max Baer (62-12) at 1:21 of the 11th round before 16,778 fans at Yankee Stadium in New York.
60 years ago
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50 years ago
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): La Mamma--Charles Aznavour (3rd week at #1)
The mission of Saturn SA-6 ended, four days after the U.S. Saturn I rocket had been launched.
Irish President Eamon de Valera began a three-day visit to Ottawa.
40 years ago
#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): De wilde boerndochtere--Ivan Heylen
#1 single in the U.K.: Sugar Baby Love--The Rubettes (3rd week at #1)
Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Seasons in the Sun--Terry Jacks (4th week at #1)
2 The Air That I Breathe--The Hollies
3 She Didn't Remember My Name--Osmosis
4 You're Sixteen--Ringo Starr
5 Hooked on a Feeling--Blue Swede
6 The Way We Were--Barbra Streisand
7 You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me--New Seekers
8 Mockingbird--Johnny O'Keefe and Margaret McLaren
--Carly Simon and James Taylor
9 The Entertainer--Marvin Hamlisch
10 The Show Must Go On--Leo Sayer
Singles entering the chart were Devil Gate Drive by Suzi Quatro (#11); Billy - Don't Be a Hero by Paper Lace (#35); Hitch a Ride on a Smile by Jamie Redfern (#36); A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall by Bryan Ferry (#38); and Dance with the Devil by Cozy Powell (#39).
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): The Streak--Ray Stevens (3rd week at #1)
U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 The Entertainer--Marvin Hamlisch
2 The Streak--Ray Stevens
3 Band on the Run--Paul McCartney & Wings
4 Midnight at the Oasis--Maria Muldaur
5 You Make Me Feel Brand New--The Stylistics
6 Sundown--Gordon Lightfoot
7 (I've Been) Searchin' So Long--Chicago
8 Help Me--Joni Mitchell
9 I Won't Last a Day Without You--Carpenters
10 Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing--Stevie Wonder
Singles entering the chart were If You Talk in Your Sleep by Elvis Presley (#79); If You Go Away by Terry Jacks (#85); Silly Milly by Blue Swede (#87); Ballero by War (#89); Rebel Rebel by David Bowie (#93); Jive Turkey (Part 1) by the Ohio Players (#95); I've Had It by Fanny (#96); I Wish it was Me You Loved by the Dells (#98); Tell Laura I Love Her by Johnny T. Angel (#99); and Wild Thing by Fancy (#100).
Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 The Streak--Ray Stevens
2 Midnight at the Oasis--Maria Muldaur
3 Band on the Run--Paul McCartney & Wings
4 The Entertainer--Marvin Hamlisch
5 (I've Been) Searchin' So Long--Chicago
6 Dancing Machine--The Jackson 5
7 I Won't Last a Day Without You--Carpenters
8 Sundown--Gordon Lightfoot
9 You Make Me Feel Brand New--The Stylistics
10 Oh Very Young--Cat Stevens
Singles entering the chart were Save the Last Dance for Me by the DeFranco Family featuring Tony DeFranco (#57); Be Thankful for What You Got by William DeVaughn (#69); Yo Yo Man by Rick Cunha (#70); Rock and Roll Heaven by the Righteous Brothers (#71); Come Monday by Jimmy Buffett (#72); Rock the Boat by the Hues Corporation (#74); Annie's Song by John Denver (#76); Everybody Wanna Get Rich Rite Away by Dr. John (#83); Takin' Care of Business by Bachman-Turner Overdrive (#85); Silver Threads and Golden Needles by Linda Ronstadt (#90); Standing in the Rain by the Jmes Gang (#91); I'm the Leader of the Gang by Brownsville Station (#92); Help Yourself by the Undisputed Truth (#93); Fox Hunt by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass (#94); I Hate Hate by Razzy (#96); Hickory by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (#98); Lamplight by David Essex (#99); and Time Will Tell by Tower of Power (#100).
#1 single in Calgary: The Loco-Motion--Grand Funk (2nd week at #1)
Larry Andersen pitched a no-hitter as the San Antonio Brewers blanked the Victoria Toros 6-0 in a Texas League game in San Antonio. Frank Snook of the Alexandria Aces had pitched a 7-inning no-hitter against the Toros just 12 days earlier.
30 years ago
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Footloose--Kenny Loggins
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Send Me an Angel--Real Life (3rd week at #1)
20 years ago
Eastern Conference Finals
New York 86 @ Indiana 93 (Indiana led best-of-seven series 3-2)
Reggie Miller scored 39 points--25 in the 4th quarter--as the Pacers overcame a double-digit deficit to defeat the Knickerbockers at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis.
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