Sunday, 27 November 2016

November 27, 2016

120 years ago

The tone poem Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss received its premiere performance in Frankfurt, Germany.

100 years ago

Born on this date
Chick Hearn
. U.S. sportscaster. Francis Dayle Hearn was best known as the play-by-play broadcaster for the Los Angeles Lakers from 1961-2002, calling 3,338 consecutive games from 1965-2001. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003. Mr. Hearn died at the age of 85 on August 5, 2002, three days after suffering serious head injuries in a fall at his home.

90 years ago

Canadian university
Queen's 0 @ Toronto 8

A Varsity Stadium record crowd of 20,000 saw the University of Toronto shut out the Tricolor to advance to the Grey Cup against the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union champion Ottawa Senators one week hence.

AFL80 years ago

Died on this date
Basil Zaharoff, 87
. Ottoman-born industrialist. Sir Basil, born Basileios Zacharias Zacharoff, was the world's most prominent arms dealer from the 1880s through World War I, and was known as the "merchant of death."

75 years ago

Boston banned the showing of Two-Faced Woman (1941), two days after Providence, Rhode Island had done the same, after the Catholic Legion of Decency gave the film a "C" rating for "condemned," citing its "immoral and un-Christian attitude toward marriage and its obligations: impudently suggestive scenes, dialogue, and situations: suggestive costumes."

The Royal Canadian Air Force's 417 Fighter Squadron was formed at Charmy Down, England.

70 years ago

A special sessions court in New York ruled 2-1 that Memoirs of Hecate County by Edmund Wilson was obscene, and fined the publisher, Doubleday, $1,000. The book had been published in March 1946, and approximately 60,000 copies had been sold.

Allen Dumont Laboratories in Washington demonstrated a new method of transmitting pictures and sound by light beams instead of radio.

60 years ago

Donald Arnold, Ignace d'Hondt, Lorne Loomer and Archie MacKinnon won a rowing gold medal for Canada in Coxless Fours (four-oared shell without coxswain) at the Summer Olympic Games in Melbourne. Bobby Morrow, a 21-year-old student from Abilene Christian College in Texas, won the gold medal in the men's 200-metre run before a crowd of 110,000. Three days earlier, he had won the 100-meter gold, becoming the first Olympian to win both sprints since Jesse Owens in 1936.

40 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Pooh--Linda

#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): Money, Money, Money--ABBA

#1 single in the U.K (New Musical Express).: If You Leave Me Now--Chicago (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)--Rod Stewart (3rd week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)--Rod Stewart (2nd week at #1)
2 Muskrat Love--Captain and Tennille
3 The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald--Gordon Lightfoot
4 More than a Feeling--Boston
5 Love So Right--Bee Gees
6 Nadia's Theme (The Young and the Restless)--Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr.
7 The Rubberband Man--The Spinners
8 You are the Woman--Firefall
9 Rock'n Me--Steve Miller Band
10 I Never Cry--Alice Cooper

Singles entering the chart were Saturday Nite by Earth, Wind & Fire (#77); Yesterday's Hero by the Bay City Rollers (#81); Lucky Man by Starbuck (#91); What Can I Say by Boz Scaggs (#92); If Not You by Dr. Hook (#97); Man Smart, Woman Smarter by Robert Palmer (#98); Do it to My Mind by Johnny Bristol (#99); and (She’s Just A) Fallen Angel by Starz (#100).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)--Rod Stewart
2 Love So Right--Bee Gees
3 Muskrat Love--Captain and Tennille
4 More than a Feeling--Boston
5 Beth--Kiss
6 The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald--Gordon Lightfoot
7 You are the Woman--Firefall
8 Nadia's Theme (The Young and the Restless)--Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr.
9 Rock'n Me--Steve Miller Band
10 Disco Duck (Part 1)--Rick Dees and his Cast of Idiots

Singles entering the chart were Ruby Baby by Wednesday (#80); Walk This Way by Aerosmith (#94); Car Wash by Rose Royce (#95); Lost Without Your Love by Bread (#96); Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing by Donny and Marie (#97); Somebody to Love by Queen (#98); Torn Between Two Lovers by Mary MacGregor (#99); and Sixteen Reasons by Laverne & Shirley (#100).

Rebecca Reid, representing Dallas, was named Miss Teenage America 1977. This blogger watched the pageant on television, and picked her as the winner at the beginning.

Chicago 2 @ Vancouver 4

San Diego 2 Calgary 0

Navy 38 Army 10 @ Philadelphia
Notre Dame 13 @ Southern California 17

30 years ago

Politics and government
Iona Campagnolo retired after four years as President of the Liberal Party of Canada.

25 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Black or White--Michael Jackson (2nd week at #1)

The United Nations Security Council adopted Security Council Resolution 721, leading the way to the establishment of peacekeeping operations in Yugoslavia.

20 years ago

A United Nations court sentenced Bosnian Serb army soldier Drazen Erdemovic to 10 years in prison for his role in the massacre of 1,200 Muslims. It was the first international war crimes sentence since World War II.

Politics and government
Pat Binns was sworn in as Premier of Prince Edward Island, replacing Keith Milligan. Mr. Binns had led the Progressive Conservative Party to victory in the recent provincial election, ending 10 years of Liberal government.

10 years ago

Politics and government
The Canadian House of Commons voted 222-16 in an informal motion to recognize the Québécois as a nation within a united Canada. In federal by-elections, Glen Pearson held onto London North Centre for the Liberals, and Raymond Gravel retained Repentigny for the Bloc Québécois.

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