Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Michelle Kent!
110 years ago
Ty Cobb made his major league debut with the Detroit Tigers, driving in 2 runs with a double off Jack Chesbro in a 5-3 win over the New York Highlanders at Bennett Park in Detroit.
75 years ago
The British Royal Air Force's "Canadian" Squadron saw action in the Battle of Britain.
The Second Vienna Award reassigned the territory of Northern Transylvania from Romania to Hungary.
The United States War Department ordered 410 interceptor pursuit planes from Lockheed and 270 heavy bombers from Boeing.
70 years ago
Divorced on this date
Actress Betty Hutton obtained a divorce from actor Cary Grant.
Hong Kong was liberated from Japan by British forces. Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces General Douglas MacArthur landed at Atsugi Air Force Base in Japan, as U.S. and U.K. Marines and sailors went ashore at Yokosuka naval base on Honshu. U.S. President Harry Truman said that the nation as much as any individual could be blamed for the disaster of the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, because President Franklin D. Roosevelt's repeated efforts to increase preparedness had been vilified.
French leader General Charles de Gaulle and his party returned to Paris from the United States, and French officials disclosed that while in Washington the mission had asked the U.S. for more than $1 billion in loans.
The United States resumed diplomatic relations with Finland.
Syria ratified the United Nations Charter.
Politics and government
The Allied Control Council, governing Germany after World War II, came into being.
The August Revolution in Vietnam ended as Emperor Bảo Đại abdicated, ending the Nguyễn dynasty.
The Egyptian government announced an end of personal and business letter censorship, and said that all censorship would end on September 30, 1945.
Economics and finance
U.S. President Harry Truman warned that any effort to collect the $42 billion in Lend-Lease supplies to the Allies would sow the seeds for "a new world conflagration."
U.S. President Truman abolished the 48-hour minimum work week in war plants and ordered time-and-a-half pay for overtime. U.S. Federal Court Judge Matthew Aruzzo ruled in Brooklyn that a veteran of World War II was entitled to the job he had held prior to entering the armed services even if it meant dismissal of a worker with more seniority.
College All-Star Game @ Soldier Field, Chicago
Green bay (1-0) 19 College All-Stars 7
50 years ago
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Borracho--Los Brincos
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Help!--The Beatles (5th week at #1)
Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Help!--The Beatles
2 California Girls--The Beach Boys
3 Like a Rolling Stone--Bob Dylan
4 You were on My Mind--We Five
5 My Name is Mud--Eddie Rambeau
6 It's the Same Old Song--Four Tops
7 Baby, I'm Yours--Barbara Lewis
9 Nothing But Heartaches--The Supremes
10 Makin' Love--Bobby Curtola
Singles entering the chart were Ju Ju Hand by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs (#32); Catch Us If You Can by the Dave Clark Five (#33); Hey Ho What You Do to Me by Chad Allan and the Expressions (Guess Who?) (#34); N-E-R-V-O-U-S! by Ian Whitcomb and Bluesville (#36); The "In" Crowd by the Ramsey Lewis Trio (#39); and Action by Freddy Cannon (#40).
The album Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan was released on Columbia Records.
The Beatles continued their North American tour with a concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California. Four ad possibly five of the songs performed were included on the album The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl (1977).
Politics and government
The Dominican Republic's military-cilian junta, led by General Antonio Imbert Barreras, resigned after more than three months in power. The junta's resignation was reportedly under heavy pressure from the U.S. administration of President Lyndon Johnson.
Natural neutrinos were found for the first time in a South African gold mine. Frederick Reins of Case Institute of Technology reported seven such natural neutrino events since February 23, 1965.
The Baltimore Orioles sold pitcher Harvey Haddix to the Milwaukee Braves. Mr. Haddix had appeared in 24 games with Baltimore in 1965--all in relief--and was 3-2 with an earned run average of 3.48.
40 years ago
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Sabato pomeriggio--Claudio Baglioni (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): The Elephant Song--Kamahl (5th week at #1)
#1 single in the U.K.: Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)--The Stylistics (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Get Down Tonight--K.C. & the Sunshine Band
U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Get Down Tonight--K.C. & the Sunshine Band (2nd week at #1)
2 Jive Talkin'--The Bee Gees
3 Rhinestone Cowboy--Glen Campbell
4 Fallin' in Love--Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds
5 At Seventeen--Janis Ian
6 Why Can't We Be Friends?--War
7 Someone Saved My Life Tonight--Elton John
8 Fame--David Bowie
9 Fight the Power (Part 1)--The Isley Brothers
10 Could it Be Magic--Barry Manilow
Singles entering the chart were You're All I Need to Get By by Tony Orlando and Dawn (#81); Music in My Bones by Joe Simon (#82); Brand New Love Affair Part I & II by Chicago (#84); This Will Be by Natalie Cole (#88); I Got Stoned and I Missed It by Jim Stafford (#92); Who Loves You by the Four Seasons (#94); Every Day I Have to Cry Some by Arthur Alexander (#95); Bad Sneakers by Steely Dan (#96); Rockin' All Over the World by John Fogerty (#98); Eighteen with a Bullet by Pete Wingfield (#99); and What You Got by Duke and the Drivers (#100). Every Day I Have to Cry Some was a song that had Mr. Alexander had written, but had been a minor hit for Steve Alaimo in 1963.
Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 I'm Not in Love--10 C.C. (2nd week at #1)
2 Someone Saved My Life Tonight--Elton John
3 Jive Talkin'--The Bee Gees
4 How Sweet it Is (To Be Loved by You)--James Taylor
5 (I Believe) There's Nothing Stronger than Our Love--Paul Anka with Odia Coates
6 Why Can't We Be Friends?--War
7 Rhinestone Cowboy--Glen Campbell
8 The Rockford Files--Mike Post
9 At Seventeen--Janis Ian
10 Midnight Blue--Melissa Manchester
Singles entering the chart were I'm Sorry by John Denver (#43); Brazil by the Ritchie Family (#44); Dance with Me by Orleans (#50); Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady by Helen Reddy (#65); Main Title (Theme from "Jaws") by John Williams (#69); Gone at Last by Paul Simon/Phoebe Snow and the Jessy Dixon Singers (#81); Feelings by Morris Albert (#84); Games People Play by the Spinners (#86); Sweet Maxine by the Doobie Brothers (#87); Department of Youth by Alice Cooper (#88); Your Love by Graham Central Station (#89); I Believe I'm Gonna Love You by Frank Sinatra (#90); How Long (Betcha Got a Chick on the Side) by the Pointer Sisters (#91); 7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (Blow Your Whistle) by Gary Toms Express (#92); Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow by Merry Clayton (#93); Train by Shooter (#94); The Good Life by Ian Thomas (#95); Por Amor Viviremos by the Captain and Tennille (#98); Inside My Love by Minnie Riperton (#99); and What a Diff'rence a Day Makes by Esther Phillips (#100).
Pittsburgh (2-3) 7 New York Giants (4-0) 24 @ Princeton, New Jersey
New York Jets (3-1) 16 @ Atlanta (2-2) 13
Baltimore (1-3) 3 @ New Orleans (2-2) 27
New England (2-2) 20 Green Bay (2-2) 17 @ Milwaukee
San Diego (1-3) 9 @ St. Louis (2-2) 14
Los Angeles (3-1) 14 @ Kansas City (1-3) 6
Denver (2-2) 13 @ Chicago (2-2) 0
Dallas (1-3) 17 @ Houston (2-2) 14
San Francisco (1-3) 21 @ Oakland (4-0) 40
Charlotte (2-2) 33 @ Jacksonville (2-2) 14
Shreveport (2-3) 8 @ Birmingham (3-2) 21
Chicago (1-4) 7 @ Memphis (3-1) 31
Portland (1-4) 0 @ San Antonio (4-2) 22
Philadelphia 39 @ Southern California (4-1) 58
Cesar Cedeno hit a pair of 2-run home runs and Bob Watson added another 2-run homer as the Houston Astros defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-4 before 13,473 fans at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. The Pirates scored 3 runs in the 3rd inning on a bases-loaded double by Willie Stargell with 2 out.
Ken Griffey scored on a ground out by Johnny Bench in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Cincinnati Reds a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals before 45,064 fans at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati. Mr. Griffey had singled with 1 out and had been picked off first base by St. Louis relief pitcher Mike Garman, but had advanced to thired base when Mr. Garman's throw had gone awry. Joe Morgan and Tony Perez were then walked to load the bases, bringing Mr. Bench to bat.
Pete Falcone allowed 4 hits and 4 bases on balls but no runs in 7 innings, striking out 9 to get the win as the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 before 5,663 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in the NBC Game of the Week. San Francisco second baseman Derrel Thomas batted 1 for 2 with 2 bases on balls and 2 runs.
Andy Messersmith pitched a 5-hitter and Ron Cey hit 2 home runs, scored 3 runs, and batted in 4 as the Los Angeles Dodgers shut out the New York Mets 7-0 before 21,584 fans at Dodger Stadium.
Steve Renko pitched a 3-hitter and had 2 singles of his own and a run batted in as the Montreal Expos beat the San Diego Padres 5-1 before 5,268 fans at San Diego Stadium. Montreal left fielder Bob Bailey was called out on strikes to lead off the game, and was promptly ejected by home plate umpire Paul Runge for arguing the call.
Claudell Washington singled with 2 out in the top of the 10th inning, stole second base, and scored on a single by Sal Bando to give the Oakland Athletics a 7-6 win over the Boston Red Sox before 28,171 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Oakland manager Alvin Dark was ejected by second base umpire Rich Garcia in the top of the 9th inning after Mr. Garcia had ruled that Boston's Jim Rice was safe on an attempted steal of second base. As he made his way back to the Oakland dugout after losing the argument, Mr. Dark picked up third base and threw it into the stands.
The Detroit Tigers scored 8 runs in the bottom of the 4th inning as they beat the California Angels 9-2 before 7,570 fans at Tiger Stadium. Ray Bare pitched a 10-hit complete game victory, losing the shutout on a 2-run home run by Bruce Bochte with none out in the 9th inning.
30 years ago
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)--Tina Turner (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena--Sandra (2nd week at #1)
Died on this date
Taylor Caldwell, 84. U.K.born U.S. author. Miss Caldwell published 43 novels, including Dynasty of Death (1938); This Side of Innocence (1946); The Devil's Advocate (1952); Testimony of Two Men (1968); and Captains and the Kings (1972). She died a week before her 85th birthday.
British Columbia (7-1) 18 @ Ottawa (4-4) 13
Roy Dewalt threw 50- and 15-yard touchdown passes to Jim Sandusky in the first quarter, and the Lions coasted from there. Lester Brown scored a touchdown for the Rough Riders on a 1-yard rush early in the 4th quarter and Dean Dorsey converted and kicked a field goal later in the quarter to complete the scoring. Bernard Quarles replaced J.C. Watts at quarterback for Ottawa in the second half and drove the Rough Riders to midfield in the last minute, but a desperation pass was intercepted by Darnell Clash at the B.C. 5-yard line with 22 seconds remaining. Attendance at Lansdowne Park was 23,611.
25 years ago
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini--Bombalurina
Died on this date
Lou Garland, 85. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Garland appeared in 7 games with the Chicago White Sox in 1931, compiling a record of 0-2 with an earned run average of 10.26. He played in various minor leagues from at least 1928-1942. Mr. Garland was 21-9 with a 2.67 ERA with the Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League in 1934, and was 19-11, 3.48 in 1935.
U.S. President George Bush told a news conference that a "new world order" could emerge from the Persian Gulf crisis.
Politics and government
Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney appointed five new Senators to break the Goods and Services Tax and Unemployment Insurance Commission logjams in the Senate. The new appointees were Pat Carney (former MP for Vancouver Centre and Minister of International Trade); Mario Beaulieu (a Montreal businessman who had headed the 1988 PC campaign in Quebec); Nancy Teed (New Brunswick PC organizer); Gerald Comeau (former MP from Nova Scotia); and Consiglio di Nino (President of Cabot Trust and former PC fundraiser from Toronto).
Roger Clemens struck out 9 and walked none in improving his 1990 record to 20-5 as the Boston Red Sox scored 7 runs in the top of the 9th inning to beat the Cleveland Indians 9-2 before 9,651 fans at Cleveland Stadium.
Ron Karkovice’s inside-the-park grand slam in the top of the 4th inning gave the Chicago White Sox a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Twins before 15,771 fans at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, with Jack McDowell allowing 5 hits and 3 earned runs in 8 innings to get the win, and Bobby Thigpen allowing 1 hit in the 9th to get his 44th save of the season.
20 years ago
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization launched Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.
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