100 years ago
Born on this date
Malik Meraj Khalid. Prime Minister of Pakistan, 1996-1997. Mr. Khalid, a Marxist philosopher who was one of the founders of the Pakistan Peoples Party, held various offices before serving as Prime Minister during the interim between the dismissal of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in November 1996 and the general election of February 3, 1997. He died on June 13, 2003 at the age of 87.
K. H. Ting. Chinese clergyman. Mr. Ting, an Anglican Bishop in the 1940s and '50s, served as President of the Three-Self Patriotic Movement and the China Christian Council, bodies approved by the Communist government. He was a teacher of false doctrine who promoted the New Age "cosmic Christ" theology popularized by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, and publicly stated that Communism was the fulfillment of the Kingdom of God. Bishop Ting died on November 22, 2012 at the age of 97.
90 years ago
At the movies
The Freshman, starring Harold Lloyd and Jobyna Ralston, opened in theatres.
80 years ago
Leroy Matlock pitched a shutout and Josh Gibson, Cool Papa Bell, and Oscar Charleston provided support with extra-base hits as the Pittsburgh Crawfords blanked the New York Cubans 3-0 to win the Negro National League championship.
75 years ago
The Detroit Tigers came back from a 4-1 deficit, scoring 5 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to defeat the Cleveland Indians 6-5 before 22,508 fans at Briggs Stadium in Detroit to take a 1-game lead over the Indians for first place in the American League pennant race. Cleveland ace pitcher Bob Feller relieved starter Mel Harder in the 8th and faced Hank Greenberg, Rudy York, and Mike Higgins, all of whom singled, and two of whom scored, making Mr. Feller the losing pitcher as his record for the season dropped to 26-10.
50 years ago
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Me Lo Dijo Pérez--Los Tres Sudamericanos
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction--The Rolling Stones (2nd week at #1)
Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 You've Got Your Troubles--The Fortunes
2 We Gotta Get Out of This Place--The Animals
3 It Ain't Me Babe--The Turtles
4 Hey Ho What You Do to Me--Chad Allan and the Expressions (Guess Who?)
5 Catch Us if You Can--The Dave Clark Five
6 Heart Full of Soul--The Yardbirds
7 I Live for the Sun--The Sunrays
8 The "In" Crowd--The Ramsey Lewis Trio
9 Baby Don't Go--Sonny and Cher
10 Ride Away--Roy Orbison
Singles entering the chart were Mohair Sam by Charlie Rich (#28); I'll Make All Your Dreams Come True by Ronnie Dove (#34); Love's Made a Fool of You by the Esquires (#35); Some Enchanted Evening by Jay & the Americans (#36); I Knew You When by Billy Joe Royal (#37); The Girl from Peyton Place by Dickey Lee (#38); Home of the Brave by Jody Miller (#39); and These Hands (Small But Mighty) by Bobby Bland (#40).
Canada and the United Kingdom agreed to share the cost of a survey for the Zambia-Tanzania railway.
Montreal (3-5) 24 @ Edmonton (3-6) 13
Pat Batten scored a touchdown, 2 converts, and a field goal to help the Alouettes defeat the Eskimos before 16,000 fans at Clarke Stadium. Terry Evanshen and Donnie Davis scored the other Montreal touchdowns. Butch Pressley scored the only Edmonton touchdown, with Tommy-Joe Coffey adding a convert and field goal.
Pinch hitter Chico Salmon singled home Max Alvis with 1 out in the bottom of the 14th inning to give the Cleveland Indians a 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers before 1,831 fans at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland. Sam McDowell allowed 4 hits and pitched 5 2/3 innings of scoreless relief to get the win. Jackie Moore struck out as a pinch hitter for Detroit in the 13th inning in the 21st and last game of his major league career.
The Baltimore Orioles scored 4 runs in the top of the 5th inning to defeat the California Angels 4-2 before just 945 fans at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The Orioles scored all their runs against Jim McGlothlin, who allowed 8 hits and 4 earned runs in 5+ innings in his major league debut. Winning pitcher Steve Barber allowed 3 hits and 2 earned runs in 7 1/3 innings.
40 years ago
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Sabato pomeriggio--Claudio Baglioni (5th week at #1)
#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): Sailing--Rod Stewart (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in the U.K.: Sailing--Rod Stewart (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Fame--David Bowie
U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 At Seventeen--Janis Ian
2 Fame--David Bowie
3 Rhinestone Cowboy--Glen Campbell
4 Run Joey Run--David Geddes
5 I'm Sorry--John Denver
6 Wasted Days and Wasted Nights--Freddy Fender
7 Could it Be Magic--Barry Manilow
8 Fallin' in Love--Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds
9 Fight the Power (Part 1)--The Isley Brothers
10 Feel Like Makin' Love--Bad Company
Singles entering the chart were Lyin' Eyes by the Eagles (#52); Something Better to Do by Olivia Newton-John (#72); You by George Harrison (#77); The Way I Want to Touch You by Captain & Tennille (#78); Just Too Many People by Melissa Manchester (#79); Help Me Make It (To My Rockin’ Chair) by B.J. Thomas (#82); Indian Love Call by Ray Stevens (#86); Dear Prudence by Katfish (#88); Peace Pipe by B.T. Express (#92); Operator by the Manhattan Transfer (#93); Mamacita by the Grass Roots (#95); Hollywood Hot by Eleventh Hour (#96); All Over Me by Charlie Rich (#98); Keep on Tryin' by Poco (#99); and A Friend of Mine is Going Blind by John Dawson Read (#100).
Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Rhinestone Cowboy--Glen Campbell
2 Fallin' in Love--Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds
3 (I Believe) There's Nothing Stronger than Our Love--Paul Anka with Odia Coates
4 Could it Be Magic--Barry Manilow
5 Feel Like Makin' Love--Bad Company
6 At Seventeen--Janis Ian
7 Get Down Tonight--K.C. and the Sunshine Band
8 Ballroom Blitz--Sweet
9 Someone Saved My Life Tonight--Elton John
10 Wasted Days and Wasted Nights--Freddy Fender
Singles entering the chart were There'll Come a Time by Basic Black and Pearl (#88); Who Loves You by the Four Seasons (#89); Bad Blood by Neil Sedaka (#92); Out of Time by the Rolling Stones (#94); Music in My Bones by Joe Simon (#95); Only You Can by Fox (#96); This Will Be by Natalie Cole (#97); Rockin' All Over the World by John Fogerty (#98); Sweet Sticky Thing by Ohio Players (#99); and Rainbows, Pots of Gold and Moonbeams by Studebaker Hawk (#100).
Winnipeg's top 30 (CFRW)
1 Ballroom Blitz--Sweet
2 Rhinestone Cowboy--Glen Campbell
3 Midnight Blue--Melissa Manchester
4 How Sweet it Is (To Be Loved by You)--James Taylor
5 Quick Change Artist--Bachman-Turner Overdrive
6 New Orleans--Stampeders
7 At Seventeen--Janis Ian
8 Jive Talkin'--The Bee Gees
9 Third Rate Romance--Amazing Rhythm Aces
10 Why Can't We Be Friends?--War
11 Fallin' in Love--Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds
12 Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady--Charity Brown
13 Baby Wontcha Please Come Home--Trooper
14 One of These Nights--The Eagles
15 Wild Little Story--Moonquake
16 Wasted Days and Wasted Nights--Freddy Fender
17 What the Hell I Got--Pagliaro
18 (I Believe) There's Nothing Stronger than Our Love--Paul Anka with Odia Coates
19 Dance with Me--Orleans
20 King of the Cops--Kristine
21 I'm Sorry--John Denver
22 Rosanne--The Guess Who
23 Tush--ZZ Top
24 Help Me Rhonda--Johnny Rivers
25 The Hustle--Van McCoy & the Soul City Symphony
26 Holly--Terry Jacks
28 Rocky--Austin Roberts
29 Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady--Helen Reddy
30 Hold Me, Touch Me--Octavian
On television tonight
Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell, on ABC
Tennis star Jimmy Connors made his professional singing debut performing a song written for him by Paul Anka in the premiere broadcast of this variety program, which was one of the biggest flops of its time.
At the movies
Dog Day Afternoon, starring Al Pacino, received its premiere screening at the San Sebastián Film Festival in San Sebastián, Spain.
Died on this date
Saint-John Perse, 88. French poet and diplomat. Mr. Perse, whose real name was Alexis Leger, was awarded the 1960 Nobel Prize in Literature "for the soaring flight and evocative imagery of his poetry." He spent several decades in the French diplomatic service.
U.S. President Gerald Ford signed a law returning the observance of Veterans Day to the traditional date of November 11, beginning in 1978. The date had been changed in accordance with the Uniform Holiday Bill in 1968, in which several holidays were moved to Mondays in order to give federal employees a three-day weekend.
Montreal (7-3) 20 @ British Columbia (4-6) 17
Steve Ferrughelli rushed 3 yards for a touchdown with 56 seconds remaining in the game to give the Alouettes their win over the Lions before 28,172 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver. The touchdown concluded a 71-yard drive that began with an interception by Montreal defensive back Ward Smith. Sonny Wade, who replaced starting Montreal quarterback Jimmy Jones in the 2nd half, completed 11 of 15 passes for 134 yards, including a 47-yard touchdown to Larry Smith. Lou Harris rushed 1 yard for the first B.C. touchdown in the 2nd quarter, and Jim Young scored the Lions' other TD on a 69-yard pass from Peter Liske with 9:06 remaining in the game. B.C. running back Wayne Moseley left the game with an injury after rushing for 72 yards on just 4 carries.
Philadelphia (2-6) 10 @ Jacksonville (4-3) 16
Southern California (4-4) 29 @ Shreveport (3-5) 38
Hawaii (3-4) 11 @ San Antonio (6-3) 30
30 years ago
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena--Sandra (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena--Sandra (5th week at #1)
Died on this date
Helen MacInnes, 77. U.K.-born U.S. author. Miss MacInnes, a native of Glasgow who moved to New York in 1937, wrote 21 spy novels, including Above Suspicion (1941); Assignment in Brittany (1942); and The Unconquerable (1944).
British Columbia (9-1) 31 @ Montreal (6-5) 20
Roy Dewalt threw touchdown passes to Jim Sandusky and Merv Fernandez and rushed for a touchdown himself as the Lions overcame a 17-3 halftime deficit before an Olympic Stadium crowd of 24,363. Lui Passaglia added 3 converts, 3 field goals, and a single. Turner Gill started at quarterback for the Concordes but was replaced by Mark Stevens for a time, and Mr. Stevens completed a 39-yard pass to Spencer Jackson 9:28 into the second quarter for the game’s first score. Three minutes later, Harry Skipper returned a punt 89 yards to give Montreal a 14-0 lead after Roy Kurtz’s convert. Mr. Kurtz, who also converted the first touchdown, kicked a 48-yard field goal on the last play of the first half, and added a 37-yard field goal in the 3rd quarter.
25 years ago
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): I Useta Lover--The Saw Doctors
South Ossetia declared its independence from Georgia.
Calgary (6-5-1) 18 @ Toronto (7-5) 70
The Argos scored 5 touchdowns in each half as they scored the greatest number of points by a team in a single game in 34 years. Matt Dunigan started at quarterback for Toronto and passed to Jeff Boyd for a touchdown in the 1st quarter and rushed 1 yard for a touchdown in the 2nd quarter before leaving with a torn hamstring. Rickey Foggie replaced him and rushed 15 yards for a touchdown and passed to Darrell K. Smith for another. Paul Nastasiuk also scored for Toronto on a blocked punt as the Argos led 36-7 at halftime. Don Wilson returned an interception 27 yards for a Toronto touchdown and then Mr. Foggie completed a touchdown pass to Paul Masotti. Mr. Foggie kept it up in the 4th quarter, rushing 25 yards for a touchdown, passing to Mr. Smith for another, and handing off to Mike "Pinball" Clemons for the game's final major. Lance Chomyc converted 9 of the scores (a 2-point convert attempt on the ninth touchdown was unsuccessful) and added a single on a wide field goal attempt. Terrence Jones passed 37 yards to Derrick Crawford for the first Calgary touchdown in the 2nd quarter and handed off to Darrell Wallace for a 16-yard touchdown run late in the 3rd quarter. Mr. Jones passed to Allen Pitts for a 2-point convert after Mr. Wallace's score. Mark McLoughlin converted the first Stampeder touchdown and added a field goal. Mr. Foggie rushed 7 times for 105 yards, and Mr. Smith led all receivers with 226 yards on 9 receptions. Mr. Clemons rushed 9 times for 73 yards an caught 7 passes for 100. Toronto's Gerry Ifill rushed 3 times for 32 yards and caught 1 pass for 9, but suffered a career-ending ankle injury when he was tackled at the end of a 22-yard run, and his foot got caught in the bush-league artificial turf. The start of the game was delayed for 25 minutes because of concerns about safety resulting from seams in the turf where the bases and pitcher's mound were located for baseball games. 27,868 saw the Argos amass 35 first downs, 259 yards rushing, and 632 yards net offense.
20 years ago
#1 single in Denmark (Nielsen Music Control & IFPI): Dub-I-Dub--Me & My (10th week at #1)
MCI Communications Corporation offered US $1-billion for SHL Systemhouse Inc., Canada's fifth-largest technology company.
10 years ago
Died on this date
Simon Wiesenthal, 96. Austrian activist. Mr. Wiesenthal spent several years during World War II in Nazi concentration camps, and spent his postwar years hunting fugitive Nazi war criminals.
Georgia Historical Society to Dedicate New Historical Marker for Architect Edward Vason Jones - Albany, Ga., April 23, 2018– The Georgia Historical Society will dedicate a new historical marker on Tuesday, April 24, at 5:00 p.m., for renowned architec...
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