175 years ago
Politics and government
William Lyon Mackenzie, leader of the 1837 Upper Canada Rebellion, was sentenced in Canandaigua, New York to 18 months in prison for violating U.S. neutrality laws.
110 years ago
Jack White won the British Open at Royal St. George's Golf Club in Sandwich, England with a score of 296, 1 stroke ahead of James Braid and J.H. Taylor. First prize money was £50.
100 years ago
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his wife Jean arrived in Edmonton as part of their Canadian tour, staying at the King Edward Hotel. Sir Arthur delivered an address to the Canadian Club at a 5 P.M. tea in the Blue Moon Tea Room of the Empire Auditorium. He advised Canadians to read biography and history, especially the works of American historian Francis Parkman. On the subject of fiction, while he modestly admitted to writing it, the creator of Sherlock Holmes said that he rarely read fiction, a comment that prompted considerable laughter. Lady Doyle attended a function at the Empire Hotel. The Doyles were guests of Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs. Maynard Rogers, and their party was scheduled to depart Edmonton the following day for 10 days at the Jasper Park Lodge.
75 years ago
Byron Nelson, Denny Shute, and Craig Wood were tied for the lead after 4 rounds at the U.S. Open at Philadelphia Country Club in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania with 8-over-par scores of 284, necessitating an 18-hole playoff the following day.
70 years ago
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I'll Get By (As Long as I Have You)--Harry James and his Music Makers
15-year-old Joe Nuxhall became the youngest player ever to appear in a major league game when Cincinnati Reds' manager Bill McKechnie sent him in to mop up in the top of the 9th inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in a game the Reds were trailing 13-0 before 3,510 fans at Crosley Field in Cincinnati. Mr. Nuxhall retired two of the first three batters to face him, but began to unravel when he uncorked a wild pitch, an ended up allowing 5 runs--all earned--on 2 hits and 5 bases on balls without being able to record the third out of the inning. Jake Eisenhart replaced Mr. Nuxhall on the mound and issued a walk of his own before retiring Mort Cooper for the final out, with the bases still loaded. St. Louis won the game 18-0, outhitting Cincinnati 21-5. Mr. Cooper pitched the shutout to improve to 5-3, while Cincinnati starting pitcher Bill Lohrman allowed 5 runs--all earned--on 5 hits and 2 bases on balls in 1 1/3 innings as his record dropped to 0-1 in what turned out to be the final game of his 9-year major league career.
50 years ago
The U.S.S.R. launched the satellite Cosmos 32.
Politics and government
The United States Senate voted to limit further debate on a proposed civil rights bill, shutting off a filibuster by Senators from southern states.
40 years ago
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Devil Gate Drive--Suzi Quatro (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): La Distancia--Roberto Carlos (10th week at #1)
30 years ago
#1 single in France: Somebody's Watching Me--Rockwell (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in Switzerland: Hello--Lionel Richie (4th week at #1)
Boston 108 @ Los Angeles Lakers 119 (Best-of-seven series tied 3-3)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scored 30 points and added 10 rebounds as the Lakers defeated the Celtics before 17,505 fans at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Larry Bird led the Celtics with 28 points, 14 rebounds, and 8 assists.
Calgary (0-2) 13 @ Winnipeg (2-0) 29
25 years ago
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Eternal Flame--Bangles (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in France (SNEP): Johnny, Johnny Come Home--Avalanche (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Like a Prayer--Madonna (9th week at #1)
#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Me, Myself and I--De La Soul (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in the U.K.: Sealed with a Kiss--Jason Donovan
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Wind Beneath My Wings--Bette Midler
U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Wind Beneath My Wings--Bette Midler
2 Soldier of Love--Donny Osmond
3 Rock On--Michael Damian
4 Patience--Guns N' Roses
5 Satisfied--Richard Marx
6 Every Little Step--Bobby Brown
7 I'll Be Loving You (Forvever)--New Kids on the Block
8 Real Love--Jody Watley
9 Good Thing--Fine Young Cannibals
10 Buffalo Stance--Neneh Cherry
Singles entering the chart were On Our Own by Bobby Brown (#70); Me Myself and I by De la Soul (#76); Darlin' I by Vanessa Williams (#85); and Right Next to Me by Whistle (#90).
Easy Goer, with Pat Day aboard, won the 121st running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, ruining the Triple Crown hope of Sunday Silence, who placed second, 8 lengths behind. Easy Goer won in a time of 2:26, the second-fastest time in Belmont Stakes history, behind only Secretariat's time of 2:24 in 1973.
20 years ago
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm--Crash Test Dummies (2nd week at #1)
New York 91 @ Houston 83 (Best-of-seven series tied 1-1)
John Starks scored 19 points and added 9 assists as the Knickerbockers defeated the Rockets before 16,611 fans at the Summit. Hakeem Olajuwon led the Rockets with 25 points.
10 years ago
Los Angeles Lakers 68 @ Detroit 88 (Detroit led best-of-seven series 2-1)
Richard Hamilton scored 31 points and added 8 assists as the Pistons easily beat the Lakers at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Shaquille O'Neal scored 14 points and grabbed 8 rebounds for the Lakers, who set a franchise record for fewest points scored in a playoff game.
British Columbia (1-1) 39 @ Winnipeg (1-1) 28
Calgary (0-2) 19 @ Edmonton (1-1) 22
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