Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Julia Dimitrieva!
480 years ago
French explorer Jacques Cartier arrived at the Iroquois village of Hochelaga, which he named Mont Royal (Mont Réal). He visited the rapids at the head of navigation and called them La Chine (China).
180 years ago
Texan settlers opened fire on Mexican troops and forced them to withdraw in the Battle of Gonzales, the first military engagement of the Texas Revolution.
125 years ago
Born on this date
Groucho Marx. U.S. comedian and actor. Julius Henry Marx, nicknamed "Groucho" because of his personality, was the best-known of the Marx Brothers comedy team, with brothers Chico, Harpo, Gummo, and Zeppo. The brothers were popular on stage before achieving even greater popularity in movies such as Animal Crackers (1930); Duck Soup (1933); and A Night at the Opera (1935). Groucho hosted the game show You Bet Your Life on radio, and later on television, from 1947-1961.
120 years ago
Politics and government
The Canadian government of Prime Minister Mackenzie Bowell set up northern districts of Yukon, Ungava, Mackenzie, and Franklin, under the administrative control of the Northwest Territories government at Regina; the federal government also enlarged Athabasca District eastward.
100 years ago
Politics and government
Arthur Meighen was appointed Solicitor General in the Canadian government of Prime Minister Robert Borden.
90 years ago
In his London laboratory, John Logie Baird performed the first successful transmission of a television image.
80 years ago
Chicago Cubs 3 @ Detroit Tigers 0 (Chicago led best-of-seven series 1-0)
Lon Warneke pitched a 4-hitter and Frank Demaree hit a home run as the Cubs blanked the Tigers before 47,391 fans at Navin Field. Losing pitcher Schoolboy Rowe gave up 7 hits. The game was over in 1 hour and 51 minutes.
75 years ago
Detroit Tigers 7 @ Cincinnati Reds 2 (Detroit led best-of-seven series 1-0)
The Tigers scored 5 runs in the 2nd inning and Bobo Newsom pitched a 2-hitter to beat the Reds before 31,793 fans at Crosley Field. Paul Derringer was the Reds’ starting pitcher, but lasted just 1 1/3 innings. Detroit right fielder Bruce Campbell hit the game’s only home run.
60 years ago
On television tonight
Alfred Hitchcock Presents, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Revenge, starring Ralph Meeker and Vera Miles
This was the first episode of the series and was directed by Mr. Hitchcock.
All-Star Game @ Olympia Stadium, Detroit
All-Stars 1 @ Detroit 3
Dutch Reibel scored twice and rookie goalie Glenn Hall made 30 saves as the defending Stanley Cup champion Red Wings defeated the National Hockey League All-Stars before 12,187 fans. Gordie Howe opened the scoring for Detroit 57 seconds into the 2nd period, and assisted on Mr. Reibel's first goal at 5:43 to make it 2-0. Doug Harvey of the Montreal Canadiens broke up Mr. Hall's bid for a shutout with 3:22 remaining in regulation time, but Mr. Reibel scored into an empty net with 27 seconds left. Terry Sawchuk, whom the Red Wings had recently traded to the Boston Bruins, split the All-Star goaltending with Harry Lumley of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and they combined for 42 saves.
Kitchener-Waterloo (7-1) 29 @ Toronto (0-7) 6
Bill Graham scored a touchdown and 2 converts for the Dutchmen as they beat Balmy Beach. Bobby Kuntz, Billy Tonegusso, Cookie Gilchrist, and Andy Gilmour also scored K-W touchdowns. Bob Celeri added a convert and a single. Mr. King scored the Toronto touchdown, converted by Bob Smith.
New York Yankees 3 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 5 (Brooklyn led best-of-seven series 3-2)
Duke Snider hit 2 home runs and Sandy Amoros added another as the Dodgers beat the Yankees before 36,796 fans at Ebbets Field. Yogi Berra homered for the Yankees.
50 years ago
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Help!/I'm Down--The Beatles (8th week at #1)
#1 single in France: Mes Mains Sur Tes Hanches--Salvatore Adamo (6th week at #1)
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): La danza di Zorba--Mikis Theodorakis
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Wooly Bully--Sam The Sham and the Pharaohs
#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction--The Rolling Stones (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Tears--Ken Dodd (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Hang on Sloopy--The McCoys
U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Hang on Sloopy--The McCoys
2 You were on My Mind--We Five
3 Eve of Destruction--Barry McGuire
4 Yesterday--The Beatles
5 The "In" Crowd--The Ramsey Lewis Trio
6 Catch Us if You Can--The Dave Clark Five
7 Help!--The Beatles
8 Treat Her Right--Roy Head and the Traits
9 You've Got Your Troubles--The Fortunes
10 Baby Don't Go--Sonny and Cher
Singles entering the chart were Let's Hang On by the 4 Seasons (#79); Ain't That Peculiar by Marvin Gaye (#82); I Miss You So by Little Anthony and the Imperials (#86); Where Have all the Flowers Gone by Johnny Rivers (#87); Think by Jimmy McCracklin (#88); Ring Dang Doo by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs (#89); Just Yesterday by Jack Jones (#96); Let's Move and Groove (Together) by Johnny Nash (#99); A Lifetime of Loneliness by Jackie DeShannon (#100); Work, Work, Work by Lee Dorsey (also #100); and He Touched Me by Barbra Streisand (also #100).
The Stork Club, once the most famous nightclub in New York City--if not the world--opened for business for the last time. The club had opened in 1929 and had been in its third and last location since 1934, but popular tastes were changing, and owner Sherman Billingsley was in declining health and had been fighting unsuccessful battles with labour unions for years, leading to severe financial losses. A notice was placed on the club two days later saying that it had closed and would relocate, but that never happened.
Ottawa (6-3) 18 @ Calgary (8-3) 31
Edmonton (4-8) 27 @ British Columbia (6-4-1) 41
Fullback Lovell Coleman rushed 69 yards for a touchdown and passed 21 yards to Bobby Taylor for another as the Stampeders defeated the Rough Riders before 21,476 fans at McMahon Stadium. Calgary quarterback Eagle Day completed a 70-yard touchdown pass to Frank Budd.
Joe Kapp completed 26 of 35 passes for 347 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Lions beat the Eskimos before 31,402 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver. Randy Kerbow, back playing flanker after playing quarterback for several games, scored 3 touchdowns for the Eskimos, 2 after taking laterals from Tommy-Joe Coffey.
Sandy Koufax pitched a 4-hitter and struck out 13 to win the pitchers' duel over Tony Cloninger as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Milwaukee Braves 3-1 before 41,574 fans at Dodger Stadium to clinch the National League pennant for the second time in the last three years. The Dodgers broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the 5th inning when Mr. Cloninger, who allowed just 1 hit in 4+ innings, issued consecutive bases on balls with the bases loaded to John Roseboro and Mr. Koufax. Mr. Koufax finished the regular season with a record of 26-8, while Mr. Cloninger finished at 24-11. The only Milwaukee run came on Gene Oliver's home run leading off the 4th inning; it was the last home run and the last run ever for the Milwaukee Braves, who were to move to Atlanta after the season.
In what must be some sort of record for futility at home, the New York Mets played 27 innings without scoring a run in a twi-night doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies before 10,371 fans at Shea Stadium. Jim Bunning pitched a 2-hitter to finish the season with a record of 19-9 as the Phillies won the first game 6-0, with Philadelphia second baseman Cookie Rojas batting 4 for 5 with a run and a run batted in. The second game was called after 18 innings because of a curfew with the score tied 0-0. Chris Short of the Phillies and Rob Gardner of the Mets each pitched the first 15 innings; Mr. Short allowed 9 hits and 3 bases on balls while striking out 18 batters; Mr. Gardner allowed just 5 hits and 2 bases on balls and struck out 7.
Don Cardwell pitched a 1-hitter as the Pittsburgh Pirates shut out the Chicago Cubs 3-0 before 3,626 fans at Forbes Field in Pitsburgh in a game that was played in 1 hour 45 minutes. The only hit off Mr. Cardwell was a single by catcher Vic Roznovsky with 2 out in the 5th inning.
The St. Louis Cardinals scored 3 runs in the 7th inning and 1 in the 8th to beat the Houston Astros 6-3 before 12,698 fans at the Astrodome. Larry Jaster pitched a 7-hit complete game to win the pitchers' duel over Don Arlich, who allowed 5 hits and 2 runs--both earned--in 6 innings to take the loss in his first major league game.
The San Francisco Giants scored 3 runs in the 6th inning and withstood a 2-run rally in the 8th as they held on to defeat the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 before 28,052 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Winning pitcher Ron Herbel allowed 5 hits and 2 earned runs in 7 1/3 innings.
Hector Lopez batted 2 for 3 with a home run, double, 2 runs, and 2 runs batted in to help Mel Stottlemyre get his 20th win of the season as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 6-4 before 4,300 fans at Fenway Park in Boston.
Denny McLain and Mickey Lolich pitched respective complete game victories as the Detroit Tigers swept a doubleheader from the Washington Senators 9-1 and 6-2 before 1,908 fans at District of Columbia Stadium. Mr. McLain pitched a 9-hitter, while Mr. Lolich pitched a 3-hitter, with Washington's 2 runs, both coming in the 5th inning, were unearned, resulting from 2 Detroit errors. In the second game, Washington pinch hitter Don Zimmer reached first base on an error by Detroit third baseman Don Wert; for Mr. Zimmer, it was his 1,095th and last game as a major league player. Mr. Lolich disn't allow an earned run, with both Washington runs being unearned because of 2 Detroit errors.
Rocky Colavito singled home Vic Davalillo with 2 out in the bottom of the 12th inning to give the Cleveland Indians a 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles before 2,064 fans at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland. The run was unearned because of an error by Baltimore first baseman Boog Powell on a sacrifice bunt attempt by Phil Roof after Mr. Davalillo had led off the inning with an infield single.
40 years ago
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Moonlighting--Leo Sayer (2nd week at #1)
Winnipeg (5-5-1) 21 @ Toronto (3-8-1) 21
Steve Beaird caught a 59-yard touchdown pass from Chuck Ealey in the 2nd quarter and rushed 51 yards for a touchdown with 2:26 remaining in the game, with Bernie Ruoff's second convert of the game giving the Blue Bombers the tie against the Argonauts before 35,310 fans at CNE Stadium. Recently-signed rookie Steve Joachim made his CFL debut, playing the entire game at quarterback for the Argonauts. He completed 16 of 32 passes for 171 passes and touchdowns to Dave Hadden and Dickie Morton, and rushed 6 times for 28 yards, but also allowed 2 interceptions. Mr. Joachim had a good first half, handing off to Mr. Morton for a 3-yard touchdown rush to open the scoring in the 2nd quarter, with Zenon Andrusyshyn converting to give Toronto a 7-0 lead. The Blue Bombers tied the score with Mr. Beaird's first converted touchdown, but Mr. Joachim completed 2 TD passes within a span of 1 minute 45 seconds late in the 2nd quarter. Al Bloomingdale rushed 26 yards to set up a 3-yard touchdown pass to Mr. Hadden at 12:25 of the 2nd quarter, and Mr. Bloomingdale took a screen pass and went 51 yards to set up a 12-yard TD pass from Mr. Joachim to Mr. Morton with 50 seconds remaining in the 1st half. Mr. Andrusyshyn kicked his third convert to give the Argonauts a 21-7 lead. Winnipeg linebacker Joe Jackson and Toronto guard Myke Horton were ejected for getting into a fight a few plays prior to the third Toronto touchdown. Dieter Brock replaced Mr. Ealey in the 2nd half and completed 6 of 12 passes for 64 yards, and Mr. Ealey never regained his starting role with the Blue Bombers. Mr. Ruoff scored a single on a missed field goal in the 3rd quarter to make the score 21-8 and then kicked a 49-yard FG with 1 second left in the quarter to make the score 21-11. With 10:49 remaining in the game, Mr. Ruoff kicked a 27-yard field goal to draw the Blue Bombers to within 21-14. Mr. Beaird led all rushers with 125 yards on 17 carries and caught 2 passes for 63 yards; Jim Washington added 64 yards on 10 carries and caught 2 passes for 24 yards. Mr. Bloomingdale rushed for 75 yards on 10 carries.
30 years ago
Died on this date
Rock Hudson, 59. U.S. actor. Mr. Hudson, born Roy Scherer, was a popular movie star in the 1950s and '60s in films such as Magnificent Obsession (1954); Giant (1956); Pillow Talk (1959); and Seconds (1966), and later in the television series McMillan & Wife (1971-1977) and Dynasty (1984-1985). He was an active sodomite, which was known in Hollywod but concealed from the public. Mr. Hudson was the first major celebrity to die of AIDS.
The Chicago White Sox fired general manager Roland Hemond and replaced him with Ken Harrelson. Mr. Hemond had occupied the position for 16 years, during which time the White Sox had won one divisional pennant and had never appeared in a World Series. The 1985 team had finished third in the American League West Division with a record of 85-77, 6 games behind the first-place Kansas City Royals.
Orel Hershiser improved his 1985 record to 19-3 and won his 11th straight decision as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 9-3 before 32,042 fans at Dodger Stadium to clinch the National League West Division title.
Jack Morris outduelled Dave Stieb as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 before 19,802 fans at Tiger Stadium. Darrell Evans of the Tigers hit his 40th home run of the season, becoming the first major league player to hit 40 home runs in a season in each league. He hit 41 with the Atlanta Braves in 1973.
The Oakland Athletics amassed 20 hits, including 4 home runs, as they routed the Texas Rangers 14-3 before 5,901 fans at Arlington Stadium. Texas right fielder Ellis Valentine batted 0 for 3 in the 894th and last game of his 10-year major league career, while Glen Cook, the third and last Texas pitcher of the game, allowed 7 hits and 6 runs--all earned--in 3 innings in his 9th and last major league game.
25 years ago
The United States Senate followed the House of Representatives’ lead of the previous day and voted 96-3 to adopt a resolution endorsing President George Bush’s actions in the Persian Gulf relating to the invasion and occupation of Kuwait by Iraq.
One or more hijackers aboard Xiamen Airlines Flight 8301--a Boeing 737--in China attempted to hijack the jetliner to Taiwan or Hong Kong. As the plane attempted to land in Guangzhou (Canton), a struggle for control of the plane reportedly occurred, and the plane struck two other passenger liners on the ground, one empty and the other filled with passengers. Chinese officials reported that 132 people on the two planes were killed and that 95 survived, including 50 who were injured.
The United States Senate voted 90-9 to confirm Judge David Souter as the latest member of the Supreme Court of the United States.
The Oakland Athletics beat the California Angels 6-4 before 29,042 fans at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum as winning pitcher Bob Welch finished the regular season with a record of 27-6.
Pinch hitter Tommy Gregg's 3-run home run was the big blow in a 7-run 6th inning as the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 16-7 before 9,362 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Randy O'Neal, the fourth of six San Francisco pitchers, allowed no hits but 2 bases on balls and 1 run--earned--in 1 inning in the 143rd and last game of his 7-year major league career.
20 years ago
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Shut Up (And Sleep with Me)--Sin With Sebastian
Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Until I Hear it from You--Gin Blossoms (2nd week at #1)
2 Only Wanna Be with You--Hootie & the Blowfish
3 I Wish You Well--Tom Cochrane
4 Walk in the Sun--Bruce Hornsby
5 Roll to Me--Del Amitri
6 Not Enough--Van Halen
7 Kiss from a Rose--Seal
8 Saviour--Colin James
9 This--Rod Stewart
10 You Oughta Know--Alanis Morisette
Singles entering the chart were Fantasy by Mariah Carey (#95); Name by the Goo Goo Dolls (#96); In the Blood by Better than Ezra (#97); and Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop) by Scatman John (#99).
Canadian real estate developer Paul Reichmann led an investment group in regaining ownership of Canary Wharf, the office complex that had brought down his Olympia & York Developments Ltd. real estate empire three years earlier.
10 years ago
Died on this date
Nipsey Russell, 87. U.S. comedian and actor. Julius Russell was the straight man for veteran comedian Mantan Moreland in the 1950s before playing a supporting role in the television comedy series Car 54, Where are You? (1961-1963), becoming the first Negro to manage such an achievement. Mr. Russell was best known for his appearances as a panelist on various game shows from the 1960s to the 1990s and as a guest on Dean Martin celebrity roasts in the 1970s.
20 people were killed when an Ethan Allen tour boat capsized on Lake George in New York state.
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