170 years ago
The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) was founded in London.
90 years ago
Cyril Walker won the U.S. Open at the South Course of Oakland Hills Country Club in Birmingham, Michigan with a 9-over-par score of 297, 3 strokes ahead of defending champion Bobby Jones. First prize money was $500.
80 years ago
Economics and finance
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was established to protect investors and maintain the integrity of the securities markets.
70 years ago
Thousands of British, Canadian, and Cash Box)
1 Chapel of Love--The Dixie Cups
2 Love Me Do--The Beatles
3 A World Without Love--Peter and Gordon
4 My Guy--Mary Wells
5 Love Me with All Your Heart (Cuando Calienta El Sol)--The Ray Charles Singers
6 Hello, Dolly!--Louis Armstrong
7 Little Children--Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas
8 Walk on By--Dionne Warwick
9 Do You Love Me--The Dave Clark Five
10 P.S. I Love You--The Beatles
Singles entering the chart were Bad to Me by Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas (#65); Alone with You by Brenda Lee (#66); Memphis by Johnny Rivers (#68); My Baby Don't Dig Me by Ray Charles (#73); Lazy Elsie Molly by Chubby Checker (#75); Long Lonely Nights by the 4 Seasons (#76); Tennessee Waltz (#78)/Good Times (#81) by Sam Cooke; The Girl from Ipanema by Getz/Gilberto (#97); Dang Me by Roger Miller (#98); and I Wanna Be Loved by Dean and Jean (#99). Bad to Me was the B-side of Little Children.
The U.S.S.R. launched the satellite Cosmos 31.
Quadrangle, with Manuel Ycaza aboard, won the 96th running of the Belmont Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York in a time of 2:28 2/5, ruining Northern Dancer's hope of winning the Triple Crown. Roman Brother placed second, and Northern Dancer third.
40 years ago
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Any Dream Will Do--Joe Cuddy (4th week at #1)
30 years ago
250 Sikh militants and 48 Indian government troops were killed when the troops attacked the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab, which was being held by the Sikhs.
Boston 129 @ Los Angeles Lakers 125 (OT) (Best-of-seven series tied 2-2)
The Lakers blew a 5-point lead with less than a minute remaining in regulation time, and lost to the Celtics in overtime before 17,505 fans at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Larry Bird led the Celtics with 29 points and 21 rebounds. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of the Lakers led all scorers with 32 points, but fouled out of the game in overtime.
Montreal (1-0) 38 @ Ottawa (0-1) 18
25 years ago
Los Angeles Lakers 97 @ Detroit 109 (Detroit led best-of-seven series 1-0)
Isiah Thomas scored 24 points, Joe Dumars scored 22, and Vinnie Johnson added 19 as the Pistons defeated the defending champion Lakers before 21,454 fans at the Palace at Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Magic Johnson and James Worthy each scored 17 points for Los Angeles.
20 years ago
Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 I'll Remember--Madonna (4th week at #1)
2 Sleeping in My Car--Roxette
3 The Most Beautiful Girl in the World--The Artist Formerly Known as Prince (Love Symbol)
4 Misled--Celine Dion
5 Baby, I Love Your Way--Big Mountain
6 You Mean the World to Me--Toni Braxton
7 Don't Turn Around--Ace of Base
8 I'll Take You There--General Public
9 If You Go--Jon Secada
10 I Swear--All-4-One
Singles entering the chart were I Need Your Love by Boston (#49); Bad Intentions by Robbie Robertson (#68); Smelling the Drama by Live (#80); Fall Down by Toad the Wet Sprocket (#83); Stay (I Missed You) by Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories (#85); Twist and Shout by Chaka Demus and Pliers featuring Jack Radics and the Taxi Gang (#89); Gentlemen Who Fell by Milla (#94); Get Off This by Crocker (#95); Simple Brain by the Waltons (#96); and Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden (#98). Stay (I Missed You) was from the movie Reality Bites (1994).
Six people seeking asylum in England escaped from an immigration centre in Oxfordshire after an overnight protest on the roof.
10 years ago
Died on this date
Donald R. Currey, 70. U.S. geographer. Dr. Currey was known for exploring and researching relics from Lake Bonneville in the eastern Great Basin in Nevada. He was infamous for his 1964 act, while a graduate student, of cutting down Prometheus, the world's oldest known tree.
Phylicia Rashad became the first Negro actress to win a Tony Award for a leading dramatic role for her performance in a revival of A Raisin in the Sun.
Detroit 87 @ Los Angeles 75 (Detroit led best-of-seven series 1-0)
The Pistons trailed 41-40 at halftime but outscored the Lakers 47-34 in the 2nd half before 18,997 fans at Staples Center. Chauncey Billups led Detroit with 22 points, while Shaquille O'Neal of Los Angeles led all scorers with 34 points.
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