Tuesday, 9 August 2016

August 9, 2016

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Kavita Duggal!

500 years ago

Died on this date
Hieronymus Bosch, 66 (?)
. Dutch artist. Mr. Bosch, born Jheronimus van Aken, was a painter who was known for fantastic imagery, particularly in his depictions of Heaven and Hell.

80 years ago

Jesse Owens of the United States won his fourth gold medal at the Berlin Olympics--becoming the first American to accomplish such a feat--when he ran the opening leg of the men's 4 x 100-metre relay, which was won in world record time of 39.8 seconds. Mr. Owens and Ralph Metcalfe were replacements for Marty Glickman and Sam Stoller, the only Jewish members of the U.S. Olympic team, who were withdrawn at the last minute as U.S. officials cravenly caved in to the anti-Jewish bigotry of the host Nazi regime.

75 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Daddy--Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra (6th week at #1)

U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrived aboard the Prince of Wales at Argentia, Newfoundland for his conference with U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Colombian President Eduardo Santos ordered strict enforcement of a 1940 decree under which aliens engaged in propaganda activities on behalf of belligernt nations may be expelled.

U.S. War Resources Board chairman Edward Stettinius placed steel under 100% priority control to ensure deliveries for defense.

The American Federation of Labor Executive Council urged U.S. President Roosevelt to set up a planning agency composed of government, industry, labour, and agriculture to draw up a program for a rapid shift from war to peace production to avoid a depression at the end of the present war.

Sam Snead won the Canadian Open at Lambton Golf Club in Toronto with a 6-under-par score of 274, 2 strokes ahead of Bob Gray, Jr. It was Mr. Snead's second straight Canadian Open win, and third in four years. First prize money was $1,000.

70 years ago

After fruitless efforts to mediate the dispute between Nationalists and Communists in China, U.S. Army General George Marshall and U.S. Ambassador to China John Stuart stated that a settlement seemed impossible and that civil war "threatens to engulf the country."

World events
A Yugoslavian fighter plane forced down a U.S. Army C-47 transport with 10 passengers near Ljubljana.

Politics and government
Allied commanders in Berlin agreed on a constitution restoring political freedom and self-government to the city.

British Viceroy Sir Archibald Wavell renewed his efforts to persuade the All-India Congress Party to enter a coalition central government.

The U.S. public health service reported that 5,622 people had been stricken and 154 killed so fan in 1946 by the worst polio outbreak since 1916.

60 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in France (IFOP): La Ballade de Davy Crockett--Annie Cordy (2nd week at #1)

Ab Jenkins, 73. U.S. auto racing driver. Mr. Jenkins held 500 records, including a drive from New York City to San Francisco in 1926 in 86 hours 20 minutes. He served as Mayor of Salt Lake City from 1940-1944.

Archie Cameron, 61. Australian politician. Mr. Cameron was a membe of four different parties over three decades, and led the Country Party from 1939-1940. He held several cabinet posts, and was Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1950 until his death from a heart attack.

The U.S.S.R. agreed to attend the August 16 conference in London on the Suez crisis, but declared that it would accept no "restrictions or obligations" to agree to internationalization of the Suez Canal.

British authorities in the Cypriot capital of Nicosia hanged three Greek Cypriot guerrillas for acts of terrorism.

20,000 women staged a march on the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest against the proposed amendments to the Urban Areas Act in South Africa.

50 years ago

Politics and government
Naji Talib succeeded Abdul Rahman al-Bazzaz as Prime Minister of Iraq.

40 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): S-S-S Single Bed--Fox

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Yokosuka Story--Momoe Yamaguchi (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): El Jardín Prohibido--Sandro Giacobbe

This blogger and his parents were among the 9,860 fans in attendance at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh to see John Candelaria pitch a no-hitter as the Pittsburgh Pirates blanked the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0. Mr. Candelaria became the first Pirate to pitch a no-hitter at home since 1907. The Dodgers loaded the bases in the 3rd inning on a base on balls and 2 errors, but Mr. Candelaria put out the fire and retired the last 19 batters he faced, improving his record for the season to 11-4. The game was played in 1 hour 45 minutes, and was the alternate telecast for Monday Night Baseball on ABC. Clark candy bars were given out to the fans upon entering the stadium in honour of the "Candy Man" pitching.

Pinch hitter Jose Morales singled home Jerry White with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the Montreal Expos a 2-1 win over the San Francisco Giants before 7,103 fans at Jarry Park in Montreal. Don Stanhouse pitched a 4-hit complete game to win the pitchers' duel over Jim Barr, who allowed 11 hits while going the distance.

The Houston Astros scored 4 runs in the 7th inning and 7 in the 8th to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 13-4 before 12,395 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis. Houston center fielder Cesar Cedeno hit for the cycle, scoring 4 runs and driving in 5. Garry Templeton made his major league debut at shortstop for St. Louis, batting 1 for 4 with a run, while making 2 putouts, 2 assists, and an error in the field.

Amos Otis hit a home run and 2 doubles, scoring 2 runs and driving in 3, as the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Yankees 8-2 before 40,435 fans at Royals Stadium in the national Monday Night Baseball telecast on ABC. Dennis Leonard pitched an 8-hit complete game victory to improve his 1976 record to 14-4.

30 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Papa Don't Preach--Madonna (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Papa Don't Preach--Madonna

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Holiday Rap--MC Miker G & DJ Sven (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): The Lady in Red--Chris de Burgh (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: The Lady in Red--Chris de Burgh (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Glory of Love--Peter Cetera (2nd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Glory of Love--Peter Cetera
2 Papa Don't Preach--Madonna
3 Sledgehammer--Peter Gabriel
4 Invisible Touch--Genesis
5 Danger Zone--Kenny Loggins
6 Mad About You--Belinda Carlisle
7 Love Touch--Rod Stewart
8 Higher Love--Steve Winwood
9 Opportunities--Pet Shop Boys
10 Modern Woman--Billy Joel

Singles entering the chart were When I Think of You by Janet Jackson (#68); Love Walks In by Van Halen (#72); A Matter of Trust by Billy Joel (#75); Wrap it Up by the Fabulous Thunderbirds (#83); Love Always by El DeBarge (#85); Lonely is the Night by Air Supply (#86); You Can Call Me Al by Paul Simon (#88); and Walk Away Renee by Southside Johnny and the Jukes (#90).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 Papa Don't Preach--Madonna
2 We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off--Jermaine Stewart
3 Sledgehammer--Peter Gabriel
4 I Can't Wait--Nu Shooz
5 Who's Johnny--El DeBarge
6 Glory of Love--Peter Cetera
7 Love Touch--Rod Stewart
8 Danger Zone--Kenny Loggins
9 Invisible Touch--Genesis
10 On My Own—Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald

Singles entering the chart were Love Zone by Billy Ocean (#75); Friends and Lovers by Gloria Loring and Carl Anderson (#78); Heaven in Your Eyes by Loverboy (#82); She Trusted Me by Agent (#90); Nothing in Common by Thompson Twins (#92); It's Got to Be Monday by Doug Bennett (#93); Cold Hands Warm Heart by Cats Can Fly (#95); Baby Love by Regina (#96); Standin' in Line by Haywire (#97); and The Chicken Song by Spitting Image (#98).

Saskatchewan (3-4) 24 @ British Columbia (6-1) 39

Darnell Clash amassed 201 yards in punt returns, including a 66-yard touchdown in the 4th quarter, as the Lions beat the Roughriders before 48,984 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver. John Henry White led the B.C. rushing attack with 133 yards.

25 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Germany (Media Control): Wind of Change--Scorpions (11th week at #1)

Toronto (4-1) 37 @ Saskatchewan (1-4) 35

Rickey Foggie quarterbacked the Argonauts to victory over the Roughriders before 27,093 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. This was the final game of the 12-year Hall of Fame career of defensive lineman James Parker, who had been cut by the Argonauts just before the start of the regular season and reactivated for this game.

20 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Germany (Media Control): Killing Me Softly--The Fugees (7th week at #1)

#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): e.p.--Gyllene Tider (3rd week at #1)

Died on this date
Frank Whittle, 89
. U.K. military engineer. Sir Frank was an Air Commodore with the Royal Air Force who was credited with inventing the turbojet engine.

Rebel forces in Chechnya had 7,000 Russian soldiers trapped in the capital city of Grozny and claimed to be in control.

Zaire joined neighbouring states in proclaiming sanctions against the leaders of the coup in Burundi.

Politics and government
Russian President Boris Yeltsin was sworn during a brief ceremony that reassured no one about the state of his health.

Ottawa (1-6) 27 @ Winnipeg (4-3) 31

Michael Richardson rushed 20 times for 120 yards as the Blue Bombers beat the Rough Riders before 25,219 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. The winning touchdown came midway through the 4th quarter on a 55-yard pass from Kent Austin to Eric Guliford.

10 years ago

Died on this date
James Van Allen, 91
. U.S. physicist. Dr. Van Allen was instrumental in establishing the field of magnetospheric research in space, and was Time magazine's Man of the Year for 1960. The Van Allen radiation belts, discovered by the Explorer 1 satellite in 1958 using tubes that he had designed, were named after him.

At least 21 suspected terrorists were arrested in London, Birmingham, and High Wycombe in an overnight operation to foil a transatlantic aircraft plot.

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