100 years ago
Born on this date
Al Lucas. Canadian-born U.S. musician. Mr. Lucas, a native of Windsor, Ontario, played bass with various jazz bands from the 1930s to the 1950s, and then performed as a studio musician until his death on June 19, 1983 at the age of 66.
Daws Butler. U.S. actor. Mr. Butler provided the voices for many cartoon characters, especially with the Hanna-Barbera studio. His character voices included Chilly Willy, Yogi Bear, Quick Draw McGraw, and Huckleberry Hound. Mr. Butler died on May 18, 1988 at the age of 71.
75 years ago
On the radio
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, on NBC
Tonight's episode: The Adventure of the Missing Papers
The Royal Rifles of Canada (a Québec unit) and the Winnipeg Grenadiers arrived in Hong Kong to beef up the British garrison; the 1,975 Canadian troops were sent even though they were not considered fit for action. U.S.S.R. press reported that U.S. P-40 fighter planes had gone into action on the Moscow front. The German government admitted that winter weather was bogging down the German drive on Moscow and Leningrad.
The German Foreign Office refused to accept a protest by the Mexican government against the reprisal execution of French hostages.
The attacking 1st Army of 200,000 men and the defending 4th Army of 110,000 men began two weeks of U.S. Army war games in North and South Carolina.
Politics and government
Emperor Hirohito of Japan opened the extraordinary session of the Diet in Tokyo with a message urging cooperation with the government of Prime Minister General Hideki Tojo.
The coal conference in Washington between Congress of Industrial Organizations United Mine Workers of America officials and three steel company executives failed to reach an agreement on the union's demand for a union shop in coal mines owned by steel firms.
70 years ago
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Rumors are Flying--Frankie Carle and his Orchestra (3rd week at #1)
On the radio
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Tom Conway and Nigel Bruce, on ABC
Tonight's episode: The Genuine Guarnarius
The United Nations Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Commission unanimously adopted a Danish resolution urging all UN members to grant equal political rights to women.
Politics and government
Chinese Communist leader Chou En-lai said in Nanking that the Nationalist government's unilateral action in convening the Constitutional Assembly meant the complete termination of peace negotiations.
The U.S.A. and U.K. warned Romania that they expected upcoming parliamentary elections to be "free and fair."
The U.S. Senate Campaign Investigating Committee voted to investigate the fitness of Sen. Theodore Bilbo (Democrat--Mississippi) to hold his Senate seat; he had been in the Senate since 1935, after serving two four-year terms as Governor of Mississippi.
Eight Communist leaders in South Africa were arrested in Cape Town on charges of inciting the gold mine strike the previous August.
Trans World Airways flights resumed after the Air Line Pilots Association called off its strike and agreed to submit the wage dispute to an arbitration board.
The U.S. Veterans Administration announced that 1,958,033 veterans had enrolled in college or on-the-job training courses under the GI bill.
Toronto 12 @ Montreal 6
Toronto Balmy Beach 13 @ Hamilton 6
Hamilton Tigers (IRFU) 9 @ Toronto Indians (ORFU) 13
Joe Krol rushed for a touchdown, passed to Royal Copeland for a touchdown, and kicked 2 converts to lead the Argonauts over the Alouettes before 23,000 fans at Delorimier Stadium. Virgil Wagner scored the Montreal touchdown in the 4th quarter and scored the other Montreal point with a single when he fumbled into the Toronto end zone, and the Argonaut player who recovered was rouged.
Tommy Ford and Bob Cunningham scored touchdowns for Balmy Beach in the 4th quarter as they defeated the Wildcats before 13,000 fans at Civic Stadium. Toronto led 1-0 afer the 1st quarter on a single by Bobby Porter, but Don Toms scored a converted touchdown in the 2nd quarter to give the Wildcats a 6-1 lead, which held up into the 4th quarter. Mr. Ford rushed 6 yards for the first Toronto TD, and Mr. Porter completed a pass for the convert. Balmy Beach then recovered their own kickoff, and marched downfield, with Mr. Cunningham rushing 5 yards for the touchdown. Johnny Lake kicked the convert to close the scoring.
Only 500 fans were in attendance at Oakwood Stadium to see the Indians defeat the Tigers.
60 years ago
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Just Walking in the Rain--Johnnie Ray
United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold flew to Cairo for talks with Egyptian officials on deployment of the UN Emergency Force in Egypt.
Acting U.S. Secretary of State Herbert Hoover, Jr. told the United Nations General Assembly that "the U.S. would be obligated" to take action against the introduction of Soviet "volunteers" into the Middle East.
U.S. Attorney General Herbert Brownell directed U.S. attorneys from 14 Southern and border states to meet in Washington for a conference on how to ensure compliance with the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision barring racial segregation in public transportation.
Following an all-night conference with Hungarian Premier Janos Kadar, leaders of the Budapest Central Council of Workers appealed for an end to the week-old general strike.
60,000 members of the unaffiliated International Longshoremen's Association began the biggest dock strike in American history, halting East coast passenger and cargo shipping.
50 years ago
Australia's top 10 (Go-Set):
1 Sorry--The Easybeats
2 Winchester Cathedral--The New Vaudeville Band
3 Lady Godiva--Peter and Gordon
4 Spicks and Specks--The Bee Gees
5 Born a Woman--Sandy Posey
6 Last Train to Clarksville--The Monkees
7 Ever Lovin' Man--The Loved Ones
8 Needle in a Haystack--The Twilights
9 If I Were a Carpenter--Bobby Darin
10 See See Rider--Eric Burdon & the Animals
Singles entering the chart were River Deep, Mountain High by Ike and Tina Turner (#16); Dandy by Herman's Hermits (#32); and What a Party by Tom Jones (#35).
The U.K., U.S.A., U.S.S.R., and France condemned Israel in the United Nations Security Council for its November 13 raid on Jordan.
Maxwell Mackenzie was appointed to chair a Royal Commission into Canada's national security.
Dr. Sam Sheppard was acquitted in his second trial on charges of murdering his pregnant wife Marilyn on July 3, 1954. He had been convicted in December 1954 of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison, but appealed, and was released on bond in July 1964. On June 6, 1966, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in Sheppard v. Maxwell to strike down the conviction and order a new trial, noting bias on the part of the press and the original trial judge. The jury in the second trial deliberated for 12 hours before returning a verdict of not guilty.
Saskatchewan 21 @ Winnipeg 19 (Saskatchewan won best-of-three series 2-0)
Ed McQuarters returned a Kenny Ploen fumble 50 yards for a touchdown in the 4th quarter to provide the winning margin as the Roughriders took a 21-12 lead and held on to eliminate the defending Western champion Blue Bombers before 13,624 fans at Winnipeg Stadium, advancing to the Grey Cup for the first time in 15 years. Ed Buchanan scored the first Saskatchewan touchdown, while Jack Abendschan kicked 2 converts and 2 field goals, and Alan Ford punted for a single. Dave Raimey and Ken Nielsen scored the Winnipeg touchdowns, both of which were converted by Norm Winton. Ed Ulmer punted for a single, and the Blue Bombers scored 2 safety touches. It was the last game for Bud Grant as head coach of the Blue Bombers; in 10 seasons he led the team to 6 Western titles and 4 Grey Cup championships. Mr. Grant resigned as head coach and general manager after the season to become head coach of the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League.
40 years ago
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Dancing Queen--ABBA (13th week at #1)
On television tonight
Family, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Jury Duty: Part 1
Yvonne Foster, representing Saskatoon, was chosen Miss Canada 1977. Louise Josée Mondoux was first runner-up.
Seven men who took part in an £8-million bank robbery at the Bank of America in London in 1975 received jail terms totalling nearly 100 years. Judge Alan King-Hamilton handed the stiffest sentences to the ringleaders: 23 years to safe-cracker Leonard Wilde and 21 years to Peter Colson. Only £500,000 of the money had been recovered.
30 years ago
Died on this date
Siobhán McKenna, 63. Irish actress. Miss McKenna, born Siobhán Giollamhuire Nic Cionnaith, had a distinguished career on stage in Dublin, London, and New York, and was best known for playing the title role in Saint Joan. She also appeared in several movies and made-for-television movies. Miss McKenna was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1988.
Toronto 31 @ Hamilton 17 (First game of 2-game total points series)
Western Semi-Final (4th @ 1st)
Calgary 18 @ Edmonton 27
Toronto quarterback J.C. Watts rushed for touchdowns of 25 and 1 yards and completed a 48-yard touchdown pass to Darrell K. Smith to lead the Argonauts over the Tiger-Cats before 23,126 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Hamilton opened the scoring at 10:50 of the 1st quarter on a 13-yard pass from Mike Kerrigan to Tony Champion, converted by Paul Osbaldiston. Lance Chomyc kicked a 26-yard field goal 2:10 in the 2nd quarter to reduce the Argonauts' deficit to 7-3. Most of the action took place late in the 2nd quarter. Mr. Osbaldiston kicked a 45-yard field goal with 4:10 remaining to give his team a 10-3 lead, but Mr. Watts connected with Mr. Smith for his touchdown at 12:33. Just 1 minute and 7 seconds later, after an interception by Toronto safety Darrell Moir, Mr. Watts rushed 25 yards for a touchdown, and Mr. Chomyc's second straight convert gave Toronto a 17-10 lead. Howard Fields promptly returned the kickoff 77 yards to the Toronto 11-yard line, but the Tiger-Cats were unable to capitalize, and Mr. Osbaldiston missed a field goal, scoring a single with 52 seconds remaining. The Tiger-Cats quickly regained possession on an interception by Rod Skillman, and Mr. Osbaldiston kicked a 22-yard field goal with 2 seconds remaining to make the halftime score 17-14 in favour of the Argonauts. Mr. Watts' second touchdown, converted by Mr. Chomyc, made the score 24-14, and Hank Ilesic's punt single early in the 4th quarter made it 25-14. Mr. Osbaldiston responded with a 48-yard field goal, but Mr. Chomyc struck with field goals from 27 and 30 yards to finish the scoring. Mr. Watts and Condredge Holloway combined to complete just 14 of 34 passes with 4 interceptions, while Mr. Kerrigan and Ken Hobart combined to complete 24 of 45 passes with 5 interceptions.
On a cold Sunday afternoon before 24,064 fans at Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton quarterback Matt Dunigan rushed 15 times for 113 yards and 2 touchdowns, and completed 20 of 29 passes for 238 yards to lead the Eskimos past the Stampeders. Mr. Dunigan's touchdowns were from 1 yard in the 2nd quarter and 3 yards in the 3rd. Tom Dixon converted both, was successful on all 4 of his field goal attempts, and punted for a single. The Stampeders' touchdowns came on a 4-yard pass from backup quarterback Jeff Tedford to Emanuel Tolbert with 2:10 remaining in the 2nd quarter and a 10-yard pass from Mr. Tedford to Mr. Tolbert on the last play of the 3rd quarter. J.T. Hay converted both and added a field goal, and Glenn Harper punted for a Calgary single. Rick Johnson started at quarterback for the Stampeders, but left with a pinched nerve in his shoulder after completing 5 of 6 passes for 53 yards. Mr. Tedford, playing his last game, was 13 for 24 for 150 yards. Milson Jones of the Eskimos rushed 6 times for 40 yards and caught 7 passes for 71. Edmonton wide receivers Stephen Jones and Henry Williams both suffered injuries that put them out of action for the rest of the post-season.
25 years ago
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): I'm Too Sexy--Right Said Fred (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): The Fly--U2 (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Black or White--Michael Jackson
#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Crucified--Army of Lovers (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in France (SNEP): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (6th week at #1)
#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Let's Talk About Sex--Salt-N-Pepa (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): Dizzy--Vic Reeves and the Wonder Stuff (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Cream--Prince and the New Power Generation (2nd week at #1)
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Cream--Prince and the New Power Generation
2 Can't Stop this Thing We Started--Bryan Adams
3 When a Man Loves a Woman--Michael Bolton
4 Romantic--Karyn White
5 That's What Love is For--Amy Grant
6 Set the Night to Music--Roberta Flack with Maxi Priest
7 Don't Cry--Guns 'N' Roses
8 Real, Real, Real--Jesus Jones
9 Emotions--Mariah Carey
10 Blowing Kisses in the Wind--Paula Abdul
Singles entering the chart were Can't Let Go by Mariah Carey (#43); All She Wrote by Firehouse (#80); Tell Me what You Want Me to Do by Tevin Campbell (#82); Just a Touch of Love by C+C Music Factory (#87); Into the Great Wide Open by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (#88); and Finally by Ce Ce Peniston (#89).
Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 Can't Stop this Thing We Started--Bryan Adams (3rd week at #1)
2 Life is a Highway--Tom Cochrane
3 Emotions--Mariah Carey
4 Get a Leg Up--John Mellencamp
5 Cream--Prince and the New Power Generation
6 What About Now--Robbie Robertson
7 Broken Arrow--Rod Stewart
8 Calling Elvis--Dire Straits
9 Set the Night to Music--Roberta Flack with Maxi Priest
10 That's What Love is For--Amy Grant
Singles entering the chart were I Can't Make You Love Me by Bonnie Raitt (#56); Shining Star by INXS (#62); It's Been a Long Time by Surfside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes (#76); Roll the Bones by Rush (#77); Another Rainy Night (Without You) by Queensryche (#92); I Fall All Over Again by Dan Hill (#94); You're No Good by Sons of Freedom (#95); Say You'll Be Mine by West End Girls (#96) and 2 Legit 2 Quit by Hammer (#99).
Miami (Florida) 17 Florida State 16
The University of Miami Hurricanes, ranked #2 in the U.S.A., emerged victorious over the #1-ranked Seminoles when Florida State kicker Gerry Thomas missed a 34-yard field goal attempt in the game's final seconds.
20 years ago
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Wannabe--Spice Girls (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Born Slippy--Underworld (5th week at #1)
#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): It's All Coming Back to Me Now--Celine Dion (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in Wallonia (Ultratop 40): Aïcha--Khaled (4th week at #1)
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Rat Trap--Dustin and Bob Geldof (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): What Becomes of the Brokenhearted/Saturday Night at the Movies/You'll Never Walk Alone--Robson & Jerome (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): No Diggity--BLACKstreet (featuring Dr. Dre) (2nd week at #1)
U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 No Diggity--BLACKstreet (featuring Dr. Dre)
2 It's All Coming Back to Me Now--Celine Dion
3 Don't Let Go--En Vogue
4 Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)--Los Del Rio
5 Mouth--Merril Bainbridge
6 Un-Break My Heart--Toni Braxton
7 This is for the Lover in You--Babyface featuring LL Cool J, Howard Hewett, Jody Watley & Jeffrey Daniels
9 Nobody--Keith Sweat featuring Athena Cage
10 If it Makes You Happy--Sheryl Crow
Singles entering the chart were Don't Let Go; I'm Still in Love with You by New Edition (#13); Street Dreams by Nas (#32); You Must Love Me by Madonna (#36); No Time by Lil’ Kim featuring Puff Daddy (#38); Never Leave Me Alone by Nate Dogg featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg (#55); Bittersweet Me by R.E.M. (#70); Knocks Me Off My Feet by Donell Jones (#79); Come See Me by 112 (#81); Hero of the Day by Metallica (#84); and Devil's Haircut by Beck (#88). You Must Love Me was from the movie Evita (1996).
This was the final chart published by Cash Box, as the original version of the magazine ceased publication with this issue.
10 years ago
Died on this date
Milton Friedman, 94. U.S. economist. Dr. Friedman was awarded the 1976 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences "for his achievements in the fields of consumption analysis, monetary history and theory and for his demonstration of the complexity of stabilisation policy." He advocated a free market economic system with minimal government intervention, and was an adviser to U.S. President Ronald Reagan and U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Dr. Freidman has been described as the most influential economist of the second half of the 20th century. He and his wife Rose hosted the 10-part television program Free to Choose, which aired on the Public Broadcasting Service in 1980; the companion book, with the same title, was the bestselling non-fiction book of 1980.
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