Tuesday, 11 August 2015

August 11, 2015

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Katy Zapata Martinez and Audrianna Huszti DeSousa!

125 years ago
1890


Died on this date
John Henry Newman, 89
. U.K. clergyman. Cardinal Newman was an Anglican priest who apostatized and joined the Roman Catholic Church in 1845. He was made a cardinal by Pope Leo XIII in 1879.

100 years ago
1915


War
The 35th Sherbrooke (Quebec) Artillery battery was mobilized for service in World War I.

80 years ago
1935


Died on this date
Jack Zalusky, 56
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Zalusky was a catcher who played 7 games with the New York Highlanders in 1903, batting .313 with no home runs and 1 run batted in.

Baseball
Wally Berger hit his National League-leading 25th home run of the season and added a double and 2 triples, driving in all 5 of his team’s runs, but the Boston Braves still lost 7-5 to the Brooklyn Dodgers in the first game of a doubleheader at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. Mr. Berger drove in a run in the second game, which the Dodgers won 3-2 to complete the sweep, as losing pitcher Ben Cantwell saw his record for 1935 drop to 3-17.

Bill Knickerbocker had 4 hits and Earl Averill and Hal Trosky each added 3 as the Cleveland Indians beat the St. Louis Browns 10-7 in the first game of a doubleheader at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. Mr. Knickerbocker added 3 more hits in the second game, which saw the Browns score 2 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to tie the score. The game was called because of darkness after 11 innings with the score tied 7-7.

75 years ago
1940


War
Several hundred German planes bombed the English coast from Dover to Portland. British headquarters in Cairo issued a communique indicating that U.K. troops would fight a war of attrition in British Somaliland.

70 years ago
1945


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe--Johnny Mercer and the Pied Pipers (3rd week at #1)

The #2 song was Sentimental Journey, and #3 was Bell-Bottom Trousers.

War
U.S. President Harry Truman responded to Japan that the Allies would accept Japan's surrender, with Emperor Hirohito on the throne for the time being but subject to the decisions of the Allied command. Soviet forces continued their rapid advance in Manchuria, reaching into the Great Hingan Mountain valleys leading to Harbin, while in the east they reported reaching Matita, and to the north entered Mulingchen, Lishuchen, and Pankiehotze.

World events
The French public prosecutor demanded the death penalty for former Prime Minister Marshal Philippe Petain, although the charge against him had been reduced from treason to "intelligence with the enemy."

Americana
U.S. Interior Secretary Harold Ickes proposed that Alaska become the 49th state of the union and share the "American right of self-government."

Journalism
Brazilian President Getulio Vargas amended the country's 1941 press laws to permit publication there of newspapers in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French.

Economics and finance
United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Agency chief Herbert Lehman said that the agency needed another $500 million to meet increased relief demands for the next year.

The U.S. Social Security Board reported on 10 years of the program. Nearly $8.75 billion had been paid, with 1,285,000 recipients on Social Security rolls as of July 1, 1945.

60 years ago
1955


Football
WIFU-IRFU
Pre-season
Saskatchewan (1-1) 17 @ Ottawa (1-1) 24

Bob Simpson scored 3 touchdowns for the Rough Riders as they beat the Roughriders before 11,000 fans at Lansdowne Park.

NFL
Pre-season
College All-Star Game @ Soldier Field, Chicago
College All-Stars 30 Cleveland (0-1) 27

Tad Weed of Ohio State Univesity kicked a field goal in the 4th quarter to give the All-Stars an upset victory over the defending National Football League champion Browns before 75,000 fans. The Browns were without Otto Graham at quarterback, as he had retired after the 1954 season.

50 years ago
1965


Music
The Orford String Quartet gave its first concert, in Montreal.

Protest
Deadly rioting and looting broke out in the predominantly Negro Watts section of Los Angeles after the arrest of a Negro motorist.

Football
CFL
Calgary (1-2) 8 @ Winnipeg (3-0) 19

Dave Raimey rushed for 121 yards and a touchdown to help the Blue Bombers defeat the Stampeders before a record Winnipeg Stadium crowd of 20,100.

40 years ago
1975


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Fox on the Run--Sweet (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Kokoro Nokori--Takashi Hosokawa (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Bella Sin Alma--Richard Cocciante (8th week at #1)

Died on this date
Rollin Cook, 84
. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Cook appeared in 5 games with the St. Louis Browns in 1915, posting a 0-0 record with a 7.24 earned run average. He was 7-6 in 23 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs of the International League that season.

World events
Governor Mário Lemos Pires of Portuguese Timor abandoned the capital of Dili, following a coup by the Timorese Democratic Union (UDT) and the outbreak of civil war between UDT and the Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor (Fretilin).

Baseball
The Cleveland Indians released catcher and first baseman Bill Sudakis, ending his 8-year major league career. Mr. Sudakis, who wore contact lenses to correct 20/400 vision and was legally blind for driving, had batted .121 in 30 games with the California Angels before being released and joining the Indians. With Cleveland, he was batting .196 in 20 games with 1 home run and 3 runs batted in. For the season, he batted .154 with 2 homers and 9 RBIs in 50 games. Mr. Sudakis played in 530 major league games, batting .234 with 59 home runs and 214 runs batted in.

The Baltimore Orioles purchased outfielder Andres Mora from the Saltillo Saraperos of the Mexican League. In 133 games with Saltillo in 1975, Mr. Mora batted .307 with 35 home runs and 109 runs batted in.

Derrel Thomas and Chris Speier each had 3 hits as the San Francisco Giants beat the Montreal Expos 9-2 before 14,614 fans at Jarry Park in Montreal. Ed Halicki allowed 7 hits and 2 earned runs in 7 innings to get the win, striking out 12. Montreal leadoff hitter Pepe Mangual struck out in all 5 of his at bats against Mr. Halicki and reliever Randy Moffitt.

Lenny Randle and Jim Spencer each had 3 hits, and Gaylord Perry pitched a 5-hitter as the Texas Rangers shut out the Detroit Tigers 7-0 before 14,694 fans at Tiger Stadium, handing the Tigers their 16th straight loss.

Mike Cuellar pitched a 2-hitter to win the pitchers' duel over Steve Busby as the Baltimore Orioles shut out the Kansas City Royals 4-0 before 13,967 fans at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore.

The Oakland Athletics took a 4-0 lead and withstood a 3-run 8th inning rally to edge the Boston Red Sox 4-3 before 46,376 fans at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Vida Blue pitched a shutout for Oakland through 7 innings, but Fred Lynn led off the 8th for Boston with a home run. Jim Rice then singled, and Carlton Fisk homered, ending Mr. Blue's night, in favour of Rollie Fingers. Cecil Cooper led off the 9th inning for Boston with a double and moved to third base with 1 out, but the Red Sox were unable to produce the tying run. Mr. Blue improved his 1975 record to 16-8.

30 years ago
1985


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Into the Groove--Madonna

#1 single in France (SNEP): Live is Life--Opus (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)--Tina Turner (2nd week at #1)

Football
CFL
Montreal (4-2) 29 @ Calgary (0-5) 6

Turner Gill completed 30 of 44 passes for 314 yards and rushed 6 times for 35 yards, while Alan Reid rushed 11 times for 98 yards and 2 touchdowns to lead the Concordes' attack. Tony Johns rushed 5 yards for the other Montreal touchdown. Roy Kurtz converted all 3 and added 2 field goals, while former Stampeder Mike McTague punted for 2 singles. J.T. Hay kicked a field goal and punted for 3 singles for the Stampeders before just 13,231 fans at McMahon Stadium. The game was the last for Steve Buratto as Calgary's head coach; he was fired several days later and replaced by Bud Riley. In 2 seasons as head coach of the Stampeders Mr. Buratto compiled a record of 6-15.

25 years ago
1990


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): U Can't Touch This--MC Hammer (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Dear Friend--Akina Nakamori

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Un' Estate Italiana--Edoardo Bennato; Gianna Nannini (14th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Infinity--Guru Josh (7th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Killer--Adamski & Seal (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): Soca Dance--Charles D. Lewis

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): U Can't Touch This--MC Hammer (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): Turtle Power--Partners in Kryme (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Vision of Love--Mariah Carey (2nd week at #1)

U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Vision of Love--Mariah Carey
2 Cradle of Love--Billy Idol
3 The Power--Snap!
4 She Ain’t Worth It--Glenn Medeiros featuring Bobby Brown
5 Rub You the Right Way--Johnny Gill
6 Come Back to Me--Janet Jackson
7 If Wishes Came True--Sweet Sensation
8 Unskinny Bop--Poison
9 King of Wishful Thinking--Go West
10 Hold On--En Vogue

Singles entering the chart were My, My, My by Johnny Gill (#49); Romeo by Dino (#58); All I'm Missing is You by Glenn Medeiros featuring Ray Parker, Jr. (#63); Everybody Everybody by Black Box (#70); How Much Love by Vixen (#73); I Don't Have the Heart by James Ingram (#79); and Innocent by the Whispers (#80).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Across the River--Bruce Hornsby
2 When I'm Back on My Feet Again--Michael Bolton
3 Vision of Love--Mariah Carey
4 I’ll Be Your Shelter--Taylor Dayne
5 Step by Step--New Kids on the Block
6 The Emperor's New Clothes--Sinead O'Connor
7 King of Wishful Thinking--Go West
8 Just Came Back--Colin James
9 She Ain't Worth It--Glenn Medeiros featuring Bobby Brown
10 Do You Remember?--Phil Collins

Singles entering the chart were (Can't Love Without Your) Love and Affection by Nelson (#53); Big Lie by Rik Emmett (#67); Could This Be Love by Seduction (#74); L.A. Woman by Billy Idol (#83); Hearts in Trouble by Chicago (#87); And So it Goes by Billy Joel (#88); Something Happened on the Way to Heaven by Phil Collins (#92); Heart of Stone by Taylor Dayne (#94); Gimme a Little Sign by the Satellites (#95); Thieves in the Temple by Prince and the Revolution (#97); and King of the Mountain by Midnight Oil (#98).

Protest
Canadian Forces soldiers arrived at Oka, Quebec to support Quebec police in their standoff with Mohawk warriors at the Kanasetake reserve.

Politics and government
In Sherbrooke, Quebec, the youth wing of the Parti liberal du Quebec took a position in favour of Quebec sovereignty.

20 years ago
1995


Hit parade
#1 single in Germany (Media Control): Scatman's World--Scatman John

#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Det vackraste--Cecilia Vennersten (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Phil Harris, 91
. U.S. musician and actor. Mr. Harris was the bandleader for The Jack Benny Program on radio for many years, and with his wife, Alice Faye, starred in radio comedy series The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show from 1946-1954.

War
U.S. President Bill Clinton vetoed the bill passed by Congress that would have unilaterally ended U.S. participation in the arms embargo against the Bosnian government.

Defense
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist and Associate Justice Antonin Scalia turned down an appeal by the Citadel of a federal appeals court ruling that the military academy must admit women until South Carolina established a comparable program open to women.

Scandal
U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Louis Freeh suspended four FBI officials indefinitely without pay as a result of the investigation into the 1992 siege at the Ruby Ridge, Idaho home of white separatist Randy Weaver, in which Mr. Weaver's wife Vicki, 13-year-old son Samuel, and the family dog had been killed, in addition to deputy U.S. Marshal William Degan. Those suspended included Larry Potts, who had been demoted from deputy FBI director in July.

Economics and finance
The United States Labor Department reported that consumer prices had risen 0.2% in July.

Football
CFL
Shreveport (2-6) 20 @ Hamilton (4-3) 30

Anthony Calvillo came off the bench to throw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Earl Winfield and rushed 1 yard fr a touchdown of his own as the Tiger-Cats defeated the Pirates before 20,182 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Steve Taylor started at quarterback for Hamilton and completed an 8-yard TD pass to Kalin Hall. Shreveport quarterack Billy Joe Tolliver threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Wayne Walker, and Junior Smith blocked a Paul Osbaldiston punt and returned it 5 yards for the other Shreveport touchdown.

10 years ago
2005


Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (3-5) 17 @ Ottawa (5-3) 22

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