Thursday, 15 September 2016

September 14, 2016

1,125 years ago

Died on this date
Stephen V
. Roman Catholic Pope, 885-891. Stephen V succeeded Adrian III, and was succeeded by Pope Formosus.

275 years ago

George Frideric Handel completed his oratorio Messiah.

170 years ago

World events
Jang Bahadur and his brothers massacred about 40 members of the Nepalese palace court, resulting in the loss of power by King Rajendra Bikram Shah and the Shah family.

100 years ago

Died on this date
José Echegaray y Eizaguirre, 84
. Spanish playwright. Mr. Echegaray was awarded the 1904 Nobel Prize for Literature "in recognition of the numerous and brilliant compositions which, in an individual and original manner, have revived the great traditions of the Spanish drama."

Politics and government
The Liberal Party, led by H.C. Brewster, defeated the governing Conservatives, led by W.J. Bowser, in the British Columbia provincial election. The Liberals won 36 of 47 seats in the Legislative Assembly with the Conservatives winning 9, to go with 1 independent Socialist and 1 independent. The Conservatives had won 39 of 42 seats in the most recent election in1912, but had become very unpopular since then.

Male voters in British Columbia passed a suffrage referendum, agreeing that women should have the right to vote; Conservative Premier William Bowser had said he would not move on enfranchisement without a referendum, attaching it to the provincial election.

90 years ago

Politics and government
The Liberal Party, led by Mackenzie King, captured 116 of 245 seats in the House of Commons in the Canadian federal election, to 91 for the governing Conservatives of Prime Minister Arthur Meighen. 8 Liberal-Progressive candidates were elected, and they gave Mr. King, who had been Prime Minister from December 1921-July 1926, the majority he needed to form a government. The remaining seats were: 11 Progressive; 11 United Farmers of Alberta; 4 Labour; 2 independent; 1 independent Liberal; 1 United Farmers of Ontario. Mr. Meighen, who had been invited to form a government by Governor General Lord Byng after Mr. King was refused a dissolution of Parliament, had been granted a dissolution and an election after losing a vote of non-confidence in the House, and lost his seat in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. Mr. Meighen announced his resignation as Conservative Party leader.

80 years ago

Died on this date
Irving Thalberg, 37
. U.S. movie producer. Mr. Thalberg worked at Universal Pictures in the early 1920s and was head of production at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios from 1925 until his death from pneumonia while burdened with a congenital heart condition, helping to make MGM the most prestigious studio. He was perhaps the most brilliant producer in the history of motion pictures, and his early death was a devastating loss to cinema.

Canadians Harry Richman and Robert Merrill arrived at St. John's, Newfoundland, completing the first Atlantic ocean round-trip by air.

Dorothea Palmer, a nurse, was arrested in Eastview, Ontario for distributing birth control information. She was acquitted at a subsequent trial which made distribution of such information legal.

75 years ago

The U.S.S.R. announced that Kremenchug, an industrial city on the east bank of the Dnieper River, 165 miles southeast of Kiev, had been abandoned. German forces were reported 15 miles from Leningrad. Shipping details in the Canal Zone reported that an Axis surface raider was believed to be operating in the Pacific Ocean on the approaches to the Panama Canal.

General Robert E. Wood of the America First Committee announced that "58 prominent Americans" had joined in denouncing President Franklin D. Roosevelt's September 11 "shoot on sigtht" speech as a "grave threat to democratic principles of majority rule."

World events
Reports from Stockholm stated that 2,000 Norwegians had been arrested in four days of martial law in the Oslo area.

A revolt against Iranian Shah Reza Pahlevi was reported to be spreading among tribes in southwestern Iran.

Politics and government
New York State industrial commissioner Dr. Godfrey Schmidt began an investigation of 4,000 employees in the state labor department to remove persons engaging in subversive activities.

Members of the American Federation of Labor Seafarers International Union extended their strike for increased war bonuses to nine more vessels, seven of which were loaded with cargoes for U.S. bases in the West Indies.

70 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): To Each His Own--Eddy Howard and his Orchestra (5th week at #1)

At the movies
Shadow of a Woman, starring Helmut Dantine and Andrea King, opened in theatres.

Vietnamese nationalist leader Ho Chi Minh and French Colonial Minister Marius Moutet signed an accord in Paris after two months of negotiation, recognizing French property and business interests in Vietnam and the right of France to conduct French education. One important issue, the Vietnamese claim to Cochin China, remained unresolved.

The Congress of Industrial Organizations National Maritme Union extended its strike on the East and Gulf coasts of the United States to include coal carriers and foreign flag ships under NMU contract and withdrew security watches from ships with perishable goods.

Montreal (0-1-1) 0 @ Ottawa (2-0) 4
Hamilton (0-2) 8 @ Toronto (1-0-1) 34

Winnipeg (1-1) 17 @ Saskatchewan (0-3) 11

Ottawa (0-2) 2 @ Hamilton (1-1) 13
Sarnia (1-1) 6 @ Toronto Balmy Beach (1-1) 20

60 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)--Doris Day (6th week at #1)

The United Kingdom invited the United States, France, and 13 other nations to discuss creation of the Suez Users' Association in London. Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies stopped in Washington en route to Australia to confer with U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower on the Suez crisis.

Non-Egyptian Suez Canal pilots abandoned their posts, leaving operation of the canal in the hands of a reduced force of Egyptian, Greek, and Soviet pilots.

World events
Argentine police arrested known Communists and members of Communist front organizations in nationwide raids following early termination of a 24-hour general strike called by the General Confederation of Commercial Workers.

Politics and government
The National States Rights Conference, a dissident group of American Republicans and Democrats, began a two-day meeting in Memphis by rejecting proposals to establish a new party.

Dr. Ernest Lawrence, director of the University of California's radiation laboratory, announced the discovery of the fourth known particle of the atom, the anti-neuton, through experiments conducted by the university's bevatron.

Hamilton (3-3) 19 @ Toronto (3-3) 41

London (1-3) 20 @ Kitchener-Waterloo (3-1) 36

Billy Graham scored 2 touchdowns and 5 converts for the Dutchmen as they defeated the Lords at Kitchener Stadium. George Elliott scored 2 touchdowns for the Lords.

50 years ago

Died on this date
Hiram Wesley Evans, 84
. U.S. activist. Mr. Evans was Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan from 1922-1939, taking office after participating in the ouster of William Joseph Simmons. Mr. Evans reportedly participated in acts of violence against minorities, but he publicly opposed such violence as harmful to the KKK's attempts to broaden its appeal and influence. The Klan held its largest marches and achieved its greatest membership and political influence in the early years of Mr. Evans' leadership, but the 1925 conviction of Indiana Grand Dragon D.C. Stephenson for the second-degree murder of a young woman and the revelations of the private behaviour of Klan leaders led to a dramatic decrease in the KKK's membership. Mr. Evans repudiated anti-Catholicism shortly before he resigned as Imperial Wizard in 1939. He died 12 days before his 85th birthday.

Cemal Gürsel, 70. 4th President of Turkey, 1960-1966; Prime Minister of Turkey, 1960-1961. General Gürsel had a distinguished military career and had announced his retirement when a military coup, in which he was not involved, seized power and installed him as President and Prime Minister. He resigned as Commander of the Army several days later, freed political prisoners, and licensed banned newspapers to begin publishing again. A new constitution was approved in a referendum in 1961. Gen. Gürsel flew to the United States early in 1966 for treatment of paralysis that was spreading rapidly, but suffered a series of strokes that put him into a coma. He was flown back to Turkey, and the parliament, in accordance with the constitution, terminated his presidency on March 28.

Gertrude Berg, 66. U.S. actress and writer. Mrs. Berg, born Tillie Edelstein, created, wrote, produced, and starred in the radio series The Rise of the Goldbergs, which began airing on NBC in 1929 and shortened its title to The Goldbergs when it moved to CBS in 1936, running until 1956. Mrs. Berg continued her starring role as Molly Goldberg in the television series that aired on CBS (1949-1951); NBC (1952-1954); DuMont (1954); and in syndication (1955-1956). Mrs. Berg won an Emmy Award for her starring role in the series in 1950. She returned to star in the television comedy series Mrs. G. Goes to College/The Gertrude Berg Show (1961-1962), and died of heart failure.

Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos arrived in Washington for three days of talks with U.S. President Lyndon Johnson.

Ku Klux Klan leader Robert Shelton was convicted of contempt of Congress for refusing to provide the KKK's record to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities.

Montreal's Metro subway system opened. It was the second such system in Canada, with Toronto's subway having already been in operation for 12 years.

40 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Dancing Queen--ABBA (4th week at #1)

U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger arrived in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to begin talks with black African leaders to resolve political conflicts.

Politics and government
Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau shuffled his cabinet, reassigning eight ministers.

The St. Louis Cardinals sold veteran first baseman Ron Fairly to the Oakland Athletics; he was batting .264 with no home runs and 21 runs batted in in 73 games with St. Louis in 1976.

Mark Lemongello allowed 8 hits and 3 runs--2 earned--in 7+ innings to get the win in his major league debut as the Houston Astros edged the Atlanta Braves 4-3 in the first game of a doubleheader before just 970 fans at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. Brian Asselstine made his major league debut as a pinch hitter for the Braves in the 7th inning, flying out to right field. It was also the first major league game for third base umpire Joe West. In the second game, Willie Montanez hit a 3-run home run in the bottom of the 3rd inning to give the Braves a 4-1 lead, and they held on for a 4-3 win. Al Autry started on the mound for Atlanta and allowed 4 hits, 3 bases on balls, and 3 earned runs in 5 innings to get the win in his only major league game.

The Philadelphia Phillies scored all their runs in the 5th inning to overcome a 2-0 deficit and defeat the Montreal Expos 3-2 before 23,812 fans at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia. Jim Lonborg allowed 4 hits and 2 earned runs in 5 innings to get the win and improve his 1976 record to 16-9. Woodie Fryman allowed 4 hits and 3 earned runs in 6 innings to take the loss and drop to 12-11. The Expos scored their runs on a 2-run home run by Earl Williams in the 4th inning.

Steve Garvey batted 4 for 5 with a home run, 2 runs, and 3 runs batted in, and Tommy John pitched a 10-hit shutout as the Los Angeles Dodgers routed the Cincinnati Reds 9-0 before 30,009 fans at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati.

Bobby Murcer hit a pair of 2-run homers to help the San Francisco Giants edge the San Diego Padres 7-6 before 3,961 fans at San Diego Stadium. Mr. Murcer's second homer came with 1 out in the top of the 9th inning and provided the winning margin. The Padres scored all their runs in the 6th inning. San Diego second baseman Mike Champion made his major league debut, batting 0 for 3 with a base on balls and a run, while making 2 putouts, and assist, and 2 errors.

Gene Tenace singled home a run in the 4th inning and hit a 2-run home run in the 8th to lead the Oakland Athletics over the Minnesota Twins 4-2 in the first game of a doubleheader before 2,923 fans at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington. Dan Ford singled home pinch runner Jerry Terrell with none out in the bottom of the 9th to give the Twins a 4-3 win in the second game. Mr. Terrell entered the game to run for Craig Kusick, who led off the inning with a double. Mr. Terrell advanced to third base on a single by Mike Cubbage, and Mr. Ford followed with his hit to end the game. Gary Woods made his major league debut with the Athletics in the second game, playing the last 3 innings in center field, making 2 putouts and singling in his first major league plate appearance in the 9th inning.

The Baltimore Orioles, trailing 6-0 after 2 1/2 innings, scored 5 runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning and 4 in the 7th to defeat the Detroit Tigers 9-7 before 4,516 fans at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. Dennis Martinez, the third Baltimore pitcher of the game, allowed 4 hits and no runs in 5 2/3 innings of relief to get the win in his first major league game.

Robin Yount singled home Darrell Porter with 1 out in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox before 4,298 fans at County Stadium in Milwaukee. Rico Petrocelli played the last 2 innings at third base for Boston, with no plate appearances or fielding chances in the 1,553rd and last game of his 13-year major league career.

30 years ago

Died on this date
Gordon McLendon, 65
. U.S. radio broadcaster and executive. Mr. McLendon founded the Liberty Broadcasting System in 1948, which mainly broadcast studio recreations of major league baseball games, and some live broadcasts of games. The network had as many as 458 stations, second to the Mutual Broadcasting System. Mr. McLendon called the live play-by-play of the third game of the playoff between the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants at the Polo Grounds in New York on October 3, 1951, when Bobby Thomson's 3-run home run gave the Giants a 5-4 win and the NL pennant. Restrictions on broadcasts of major league games where minor league franchises existed soon put an end to LBS, and it folded in 1952. Mr. McLendon owned numerous radio stations, such as KLIF in Dallas, and pioneered such practices as the use of mobile news units, traffic reports, and jingles. He also experimented with "pirate" radio broadcasts into Europe in the early 1960s. Mr. McLendon died of cancer.

British Columbia (9-2) 34 @ Toronto (7-4) 24
Hamilton (4-6-1) 21 @ Saskatchewan (4-6-1) 21

The Lions scored 20 points off turnovers as they beat the Argonauts before 29,714 fans at Exhibition Stadium. B.C. intercepted 4 passes and recovered 2 Toronto fumbles.

Hamilton's Paul Osbaldiston, playing for his third CFL team in his rookie season, kicked a 51-yard field goal on the last play of the second overtime period to give the Tiger-Cats a tie with the Roughriders before 18,565 fans at Taylor Field in Regina in the first regular season game in CFL history to go into overtime. The rule permitting overtime for regular season games had been passed just that year, with the overtime consisting of two 5-minute periods. This game was tied 18-18 after 4 quarters. It was the first CFL game for several players, including Saskatchewan defensive end Bobby Jurasin.

Bob Brenly hit 2 home runs, including one to win the game in the bottom of the 9th inning, as the San Francisco Giants edged the Atlanta Braves 7-6 before 8,594 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Mr. Brenly also drove in 2 runs with a single. Normally a catcher, Mr. Brenly started the game at third base and tied a major league record with 4 errors in the 4th inning.

The Cincinnati Reds came back from a 3-0 deficit with a run in the 6th inning, 1 in the 7th, and 2 in the 9th to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 before 26,440 fans at Dodger Stadium.

Pinch hitter Carmelo Martinez hit a 2-run home run with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the San Diego Padres a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros before 13,279 fans at Jack Murphy-San Diego Stadium. Four San Diego players made their major league debuts: first baseman Tim Pyznarski (0 for 3 with 2 strikeouts, 10 putouts, 1 assist, 1 double play in the field); third baseman Randy Asadoor (0 for 3 with 3 strikeouts, 1 putout, 2 assists); shortstop Gary Green (1 for 3 with a double and 2 strikeouts, a run, 2 putouts, 4 assists, 1 double play); and catcher Benito Santiago (1 for 3 with a double and a strikeout, 2 putouts, and a passed ball).

Jim Rice hit a 3-run home run in the top of the 1st inning to give the Boston Red Sox a 3-0 lead over the New York Yankees, but Mike Easler replied with a 2-run homer in the bottom of the inning, and Yankees went on to an 11-5 win before 51,461 fans at Yankee Stadium.

Bo Jackson hit his first major league home run--a 475-foot blast believed to be the longest home run to date at Royals Stadium--to lead off a 5-run 4th inning as the Kansas City Royals beat the Seattle Mariners 10-3 before 22,063 fans.

25 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (8th week at #1)

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Say Yes--Chage and Aska (7th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Rapput (Senza Fiato)--Claudio Bisio; Rocco Tanica (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): You Could Be Mine--Guns N' Roses (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (6th week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): Auteuil, Neuilly, Passy (rap BCBG)--La Zoubida--Lagaf' (8th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (6th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (10th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): The Promise of a New Day--Paula Abdul

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 The Promise of a New Day--Paula Abdul
2 (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams
3 Every Heartbeat--Amy Grant
4 Time, Love and Tenderness--Michael Bolton
5 Things that Make You Go Hmmm...--C+C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams
6 Crazy--Seal
7 I Adore Mi Amor--Color Me Badd
8 Wind of Change--Scorpions
9 The Motown Song--Rod Stewart (with the Temptations)
10 Motownphilly--Boyz II Men

Singles entering the chart were Can't Stop this Thing We Started by Bryan Adams (#50); My Heart Belongs to You by Russ Irwin (#76); Save Me by Lisa Fischer (#78); Enter Sandman by Metallica (#79); Heaven in the Back Seat by Eddie Money (#87); Groovy Train by the Farm (#89); and Too Young to Love You by Timmy -T- (#90).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (7th week at #1)
2 The Motown Song--Rod Stewart (with the Temptations)
3 Something to Talk About--Bonnie Raitt
4 Hole Hearted--Extreme
5 Shiny Happy People--R.E.M.
6 Fading Like a Flower--Roxette
7 The Promise of a New Day--Paula Abdul
8 Superman's Song--Crash Test Dummies
9 Time, Love and Tenderness--Michael Bolton
10 I am Here--The Grapes of Wrath

Singles entering the chart were Dreamline by Rush (#63); Fall at Your Feet by Crowded House (#71); Listen by Julian Lennon (#83); Long Time Running by the Tragically Hip (#88); Straight to Your Heart by Bad English (#93); All I Have by Beth Nielsen Chapman (#94); All Our Dreams are Sold by Procol Harum (#96); Can't Stop this Thing We Started by Bryan Adams (#97); and Romantic by Karyn White (#98).

On television tonight
The New WKRP in Cincinnati
Tonight's episode: Where Are We?

This was the first episode of the situation comedy series, which was shown in syndication, and was a revival of WKRP in Cincinnati, which had aired on CBS from 1978-1982.

Politics and government
The Saskatchewan government of Premier Grant Devine granted $431 million to Saskatchewan Indian bands for land entitled under treaty but never handed over; he signed the deal with federal Indian Affairs Minister Tom Siddon.

Ottawa (5-6) 33 @ Hamilton (1-10) 26
Winnipeg (6-5) 23 @ British Columbia (7-4) 36

Robert Gordon, playing his first CFL game, caught a 38-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Damon Allen late in the 4th quarter to give the Rough Riders their win over the Tiger-Cats before 10,402 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium.

Doug Flutie passed for 343 yards and rushed for 2 touchdowns to lead the Lions over the Blue Bombers before 41,285 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver. Troy Westwood, playing his first CFL game, kicked 4 field goals for Winnipeg.

The Toronto Blue Jays signed veteran outfielder and two-time National League batting champion Dave Parker as a free agent. Mr. Parker was in his 19th season in the major leagues and had been released a week earlier by the California Angels, with whom he had hit .232 with 11 home runs and 56 runs batted in in 119 games.

Joel Skinner singled with 2 out and no one on base in the top of the 11th inning, advanced to second base on a single by Alex Cole, and scored on a single by Mark Lewis to break a 5-5 tie and give the Cleveland Indians a 6-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles before 31,575 fans at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore.

The Detroit Tigers defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 6-4 before 26,644 fans at County Stadium in Milwaukee, as Cecil Fielder of the Tigers hit a 502-foot home run off Dan Plesac that was believed to be the longest in the stadium's history. The ball landed in the back of a truck driven by Gary Schumacher, who didn't stop until he was near Madison, Wisconsin. The Brewers scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning and had B.J. Surhoff at second base, but Robin Yount grounded out to shortstop to end the game.

The Seattle Mariners scored 2 runs in the top of the 11th inning to break a 2-2 tie and defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-3 before 27,582 fans at Royals Stadum. The Royals scored a run in the bottom of the 11th and had men on first and sceond bases with 2 out, but Jorge Pedre grounded out to shortstop to end the game.

Gary Gaetti singled to open the bottom of the 10th inning, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Shawn Abner, and came around to score when Luis Sojo bunted for an infield single, and pitcher Bobby Thigpen threw wildly for an error, allowing Mr. Gaetti to score the winning run as the California Angels edged the Chicago White Sox 3-2 before 29,403 fans at Anaheim Stadium. The White Sox had scored 2 runs in the top of the 9th to tie the game and had men on second and third with nobody out, but were unable to get the runners home.

Ron Gant singled home Keith Mitchell with 2 out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Atlanta Braves a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers before 44,773 fans at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. The rally began when pinch hitter Jerry Willard drew a base on balls with 2 out and nobody on base, and Mr. Mitchell went in to run for him. Kal Daniels tripled home both Los Angeles runs in the top of the 1st.

Mariano Duncan, Hal Morris, and Paul O'Neill began the bottom of the 4th inning with consecutive home runs off Mark Portugal to give the Cincinnati Reds a 3-2 lead over the Houston Astros before 25,829 fans at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, but the Astros scored 2 runs in the 8th and 3 in the 9th to win 7-3. Kenny Lofton made his major league debut in center field for Houston, batting 3 for 4 with a base on balls and 3 runs. He led off the game with a base on balls and scored, with Craig Biggio, on a double by Jeff Bagwell.

Hector Villanueva's 2-run home run with none out in the bottom of the 10th inning gave the Chicago Cubs a 7-5 win over the Montreal Expos before 30,130 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The Expos led 5-0 after 5 1/2 innings.

20 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Macarena--Los Del Rio (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Virtual Insanity--Jamiroquai

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Killing Me Softly--The Fugees (8th week at #1)

#1 single in Wallonia (Ultratop 40): Killing Me Softly--The Fugees (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): How Bizarre--OMC

#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): Flava--Peter Andre

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)--Los Del Rio (7th week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I Love You Always Forever--Donna Lewis (2nd week at #1)
2 Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)--Los Del Rio
3 Loungin--LL Cool J
4 Hit Me Off--New Edition
5 Change the World--Eric Clapton
6 Twisted--Keith Sweat
7 Who Will Save Your Soul--Jewel
8 Only You--112
9 C'mon n' Ride It (The Train)--Quad City DJ’s
10 Jealousy--Natalie Merchant

Singles entering the chart were Mouth by Merril Bainbridge (#55); Pony by Ginuwine (#63); E-Bow the Letter by R.E.M. (#64); Tell Me by Dru Hill (#66); and You'll Be Mine (Party Time) by Gloria Estefan (#78).

Died on this date
Juliet Prowse, 59
. Indian-born S.A. actress, singer, and dancer. Miss Prowse was born in India, grew up in South Africa, and worked in France and Spain before moving to the United States. She was known for her shapely legs, which she showed off in movies such as G.I. Blues (1960) and Can-Can (1960). Miss Prowse achieved her greatest success on stage, in musical plays and in her own shows in Las Vegas. She died of pancreatic cancer 11 days before her 60th birthday.

World Cup @ Montreal Forum
U.S.A. 5 Canada 2 (U.S.A. won best-of-three series 2-1)

The Americans upset the Canadians to win the first World Cup of Hockey, an eight-team tournament formerly known as the Canada Cup.

Toronto (10-2) 11 @ British Columbia (3-9) 35

Damon Allen passed for 2 touchdowns and handed off to Sean Millington for 2 more as the Lions beat the Argonauts before 15,323 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver in one of the biggest upsets of the 1990s.

10 years ago

Died on this date
Mickey Hargitay, 80
. Hungarian-born U.S. bodybuilder and actor. Mr. Hargitay was an all-around athlete and acrobat in Hungary before he moved to the United States in 1947. He was Mr. Universe in 1955, but was best known for being married to actress Jayne Mansfield from 1958-1964. The two appeared in several movies together, including Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957) and Promises! Promises! (1963).

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