200 years ago
Born on this date
Henry Halleck. U.S. military officer. General Halleck, nicknamed "Old Brains," was General-in-Chief of all Union armies during the U.S. Civil War from 1862-1864, but wasn't aggressive enough in leading the troops to suit U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, who replaced him with General U.S. Grant. General Halleck died on January 9, 1872, one week before his 57th birthday.
110 years ago
Dawson City Klondikers 2 @ Ottawa Silver Seven 23 (Ottawa won 2-game, total goals series 32-4)
Frank McGee scored 4 goals in the 1st half and 10 more in the 2nd half, including 8 straight, as the Silver Seven routed the Klondikers to retain the Cup in the most lopsided Stanley Cup game ever played. Mr. McGee scored 3 of his goals in the 2nd half in the span of 1 minute 30 seconds, and then added 4 more in a span of 2 minutes 20 seconds.
100 years ago
Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Leslie Martinson! Mr. Martinson directed numerous television programs from the 1950s through the 1980s, as well as several movies.
80 years ago
Died on this date
Ma Barker, 61; Fred Barker, 33. U.S. gangsters. Ma Barker, born Arizona Donnie Clark, and her son Fred were bank robbers and kidnappers who were killed in a shootout with Federal Bureau of Investigation agents at their house in Ocklawaha, Florida.
75 years ago
Ontario Premier Mitchell Hepburn accused the Canadian government of Prime Minister Mackenzie King of inefficiency in preparing for war. German Fuehrer Adolf Hitler ordered a postponement of the secret planned January offensive against Belgium, Holland, and France. Wang Ching-wei, who was slated to head the Japanese-sponsored government in central China, asked Chinese Premier Chiang Kai-shek to make peace with Japan.
British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain asserted in London that the German propaganda ministry had failed to inflame the issue of Palestine.
Politics and government
The United States Senate confirmed Robert H. Jackson as U.S. Attorney General in the cabinet of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
In Rochester, New York, newspaper magnate Frank Gannett launched his campaign for the 1940 Republican Party nomination for President of the United States.
The United States Senate confirmed Frank Murphy as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
The Washington Touchdown Club presented the Walter Camp Trophy as college football player of the year in the United States for 1939 to Nile Ninnick of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes.
70 years ago
Died on this date
Burt L. Standish, 78. U.S. author. Mr. Standish, whose real name was W.G. "Gilbert" Patten, wrote dime novels under various pseudonyms, but was best known for his 209 novels about the youthful sportsman Frank Merriwell, published from 1896-1930.
U.K. troops struck at the Maeseyck salient in the Netherlands, 18 miles northeast of the German city of Aachen. Soviet troops in central Poland captured Radom in a new offensive that outflanked Warsaw on the south. U.S. troops in the Philippines continued to expand their beachhead on Luzon, pushing 30 miles inland, repulsing a Japanese attack on the central part of the beachhead.
German Fuehrer Adolf Hitler moved into his underground bunker, the so-called Führerbunker, in Berlin.
Politics and government
General Salvador Castaneda Castro was elected President of El Salvador without opposition.
The United States Junior Chamber of Commerce announced its selection of U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Nelson Rockefeller as the "nation's outstanding young man" of 1944.
Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that Americans in 1944 had spent more than $7 billion on alcoholic beverages, an increase of 18% over the figure for 1943.
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt said that he favoured continuation of professional baseball in 1945 if it could be done without interfering with war production and without using healthy young men.
60 years ago
Pro Bowl @ Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
West 26 East 19
43,972 fans were in attendance. The head coaches were Jim Trimble of the Philadelphia Eagles for the Eastern Conference, and Buck Shaw of the San Francisco 49ers for the Western Conference. San Francisco end Billy Wilson was named the game's Most Valuable Player.
50 years ago
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): I Feel Fine/She's a Woman--The Beatles (6th week at #1)
#1 single in France: Sacré Charlemagne--France Gall (4th week at #1)
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Non son degno di te--Gianni Morandi (5th week at #1)
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Pretty Woman--Roy Orbison
#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): I Feel Fine--The Beatles (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Yeh Yeh--Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I Feel Fine--The Beatles (4th week at #1)
U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I Feel Fine--The Beatles (4th week at #1)
2 Come See About Me--The Supremes
3 Love Potion No. 9--The Searchers
4 Downtown--Petula Clark
5 You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'--The Righteous Brothers
6 Goin' Out of My Head--Little Anthony and the Imperials
7 Mr. Lonely--Bobby Vinton
8 She's a Woman--The Beatles
9 The Jerk--The Larks
10 Hold What You've Got--Joe Tex
Singles entering the chart were Tell Her No by the Zombies (#62); Hello Pretty Girl by Ronnie Dove (#74); Fancy Pants by Al Hirt (#75); It's Alright by Adam Faith and the Roulettes (#77); Whenever a Teenager Cries by Reparata and the Delrons (#79); Thanks a Lot (#81)/The Crying Game (#96) by Brenda Lee; The Boy from New York City by the Ad Libs (#83); The Crusher by the Novas (#89); Dusty by the Rag Dolls (#92); No Faith, No Love by Mitty Collier (#95); Whose Heart are You Breaking Tonight by Connie Francis (#97); Lemon Tree by Trini Lopez (#98); Try to Remember by Ed Ames (#99); and Across the Street (Is a Million Miles Away) by Ray Peterson (#100). Try to Remember was from the play The Fantasticks (1960).
Vancouver's top 50 (CFUN)
1 You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'--The Righteous Brothers
2 I Feel Fine/She's a Woman--The Beatles
3 Come See About Me--The Supremes
4 Love Potion No. 9--The Searchers
5 Downtown--Petula Clark
6 I'll Be There--Gerry and the Pacemakers
7 Big Brother--Dickey Lee
8 Shaggy Dog--Mickey Lee Lane
9 All Day and All of the Night--The Kinks
10 Goin' Out of My Head--Little Anthony and the Imperials
11 Willow Weep for Me--Chad & Jeremy
12 Mr. Lonely--Bobby Vinton
13 You'll Always Be the One I Love/You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You--Dean Martin
14 Amen--The Impressions
15 Give Him a Great Big Kiss--The Shangri-Las
16 Boom Boom--The Animals
17 Bucket "T"--Ronny and the Daytonas
18 Hey-Da-Da-Da-Dow--The Dolphins
19 The "In" Crowd--Dobie Gray
20 Anyway You Want It--Dave Clark Five
21 Leave Me Be--The Zombies
22 Is it Because--The Honeycombs
23 No Arms Can Ever Hold You--The Bachelors
24 The Name Game--Shirley Ellis
25 Don't Forget I Still Love You--Bobbi Martin
26 Beatles '65--The Beatles (LP)
27 Break Away (From That Boy)--The Newbeats
28 Look of Love--Lesley Gore
29 Dear Heart--Andy Williams
30 The Jerk--The Larks
31 Lovin' Place--Gale Garnett
32 Let's Lock the Door (And Throw Away the Key)--Jay and the Americans
33 Promised Land--Chuck Berry
34 Dance, Dance, Dance/The Warmth of the Sun--The Beach Boys
35 Have You Looked Into Your Heart--Jerry Vale
36 Smile--Betty Everett & Jerry Butler
37 Heart of Stone--The Rolling Stones
38 I Go to Pieces--Peter and Gordon
39 Do-Wacka-Do--Roger Miller
40 That Weepin' Willow Tree--Ray Griff
41 Laugh, Laugh--The Beau Brummels
42 Somewhere--P.J. Proby
43 I Don't Wanna Love You--Cliff Richard
44 Google Eye--The Nashville Teens
45 Tokyo Melody--Helmut Zacharias
46 Tell Her No--The Zombies
47 The Three Bells--Brian Poole and the Tremeloes
48 Hold What You've Got--Joe Tex
49 Saturday Night at the Movies--The Drifters
50 This Diamond Ring--Gary Lewis and the Playboys
Pick hits of the week: 1 Shakin' All Over--Chad Allan and the Expressions (Guess Who?)
2 Bye, Bye Baby (Baby Goodbye)--The 4 Seasons
On television tonight
The Outer Limits, on ABC
Tonight's episode: The Probe, starring Mark Richman, Ron Hayes, and Peggy Ann Garner
This was the 49th and last episode of the series.
Economics and finance
U.S. President Lyndon Johnson and Canadian Prime Minister Lester Pearson signed the Canada–United States Automotive Products Agreement, better known as the Auto Pact, removing tariffs on new cars and car parts manufactured in either country. The ceremony took place at the White House in Washington; Mr. Johnson had 64 pens in front of him from which he was able to choose the one to sign with, while Mr. Pearson had one pen.
40 years ago
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Streets Of London--Ralph McTell
The Minnesota Twins released designated hitter and first baseman Harmon Killebrew. Mr. Killebrew joined the club when it was known as the Washington Nationals in 1954, and in a 21-year career with the Nationals, who became the Washington Senators in 1957 and moved to Minnesota in 1961, played 2,329 games, batting .258 with 559 home runs and 1,540 runs batted in. He hit 40 or more home runs in eight different seasons, leading the American League in home runs four times and tying for the AL lead in homers twice. In 1974 Mr. Killebrew hit .222 with 13 home runs and 54 RBIs in 122 games.
25 years ago
On television tonight
The Wonder Years, on ABC
Tonight’s episode: Don’t You Know Anything About Women?
Detroit 6 Edmonton 4
20 years ago
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Zombie--Ororo (3rd week at #1)
Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 On Bended Knee--Boyz II Men (2nd week at #1)
2 Insensitive--Jann Arden
3 Always--Bon Jovi
4 You Don't Know How it Feels--Tom Petty
5 Blind Man--Aerosmith
6 Newborn Friend--Seal
7 Bang and Blame--R.E.M.
8 The Sweetest Days--Vanessa Williams
9 Take a Bow--Madonna
10 About a Girl--Nirvana
Singles entering the chart included Mishale by Andre Donalds (#63); Unglued by Stone Temple Pilots (#68); Sparks Will Fly by the Rolling Stones (#79); Trouble by Shampoo (#86); Levitate by I Mother Earth (#89); and Blue Water by Thundermug (#91).
10 years ago
Romanian university lecturer and novelist Adriana Iliescu gave birth at 66 to her daughter Eliza, breaking the record for the oldest birth mother in the world. Ms. Iliescu had conceived by in vitro ferrilization and originally carried triplets, but two of the fetuses had died in the womb.
NFC Divisional Playoff
Minnesota 14 @ Philadelphia 27
AFC Divisional Playoff
Indianapolis 3 @ New England 20
Nielsen Bottom 10, February 19th-25th, 1973 - A look at the 10 lowest-rated programs on TV during the week of February 19th-25th, 1973. *Here We Go Again* on ABC was at the bottom of the ratings char...
6 hours ago