175 years ago
Born on this date
Edward VII. King of the United Kingdom and British Dominions and Emperor of India, 1901-1910. Edward VII was the eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and held various titles, including Prince of Wales. He was generally regarded as a playboy until succeeding to the throne at the age of 59 upon the death of his mother on January 22, 1901. Edward VII was a popular king and an effective diplomat; it's been said that if he had lived much longer, World War I may have been averted. He died on May 6, 1910 at the age of 68 after suffering the last of several heart attacks on his last day.
125 years ago
Final (Replay of November 6 tie game)
Osgoode Hall 18 @ University of Toronto 2
110 years ago
Theodore Roosevelt became the first sitting President of the United States to make an official trip outside the country, when he went to inspect progress on the Panama Canal.
75 years ago
On the radio
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, on NBC
Tonight's episode: The Stockbroker's Clerk
Died on this date
Fakhri Bey Nashashibi. Palestinian politician. Mr. Nashashibi, the mayor of Bethlehem and pro-British Arab leader in Palestine, was assassinated in Baghdad on the orders of Haj Amin al-Husseini, Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. The Nashashibi and Husseini families were rivals for leadership in the Palestinian Arab community.
The British government claimed that two Italian convoys comprising 10 merchant ships and a destroyer had been sunk south of Taranto by British surface vessels after a battle with Italian warships.
For the first time since the German invasion of Russia on June 22, many Roman Catholic clergymen in Germany denounced Bolshevism in sermons and upheld the war as a drive against Bolshevist ideology.
The Vichy French regime announced new laws granting subsidies to church primary schools.
Economics and finance
U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull announced that 519 pro-Axis firms and individuals in Latin America had been added to the U.S. trade blacklist and that 59 names had been deleted.
12 people were killed and 42 injured when the Pennsylvania Railroad's luxury Pennsylvanian passenger train crashed at Dunkirk, Ohio.
70 years ago
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Rumors are Flying--Frankie Carle and his Orchestra (2nd week at #1)
On the radio
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Tom Conway and Nigel Bruce, on ABC
Tonight's episode: The Dying Schoolboys
A plenary session of the United Nations General Assembly admitted Afghanistan, Iceland, and Sweden, increasing membership to 54 nations.
Politics and government
Vietnamese nationalists under the leadership of Ho Chi Minh approved a new constitution for the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, not mentioning Vietnamese membership in the French Union, and claiming Cochin China as an integral part of Vietnam.
The U.S. War Department announced plans for construction of a $20-million nuclear research laboratory, to be operated by General Electric, in Schenectady, New York to study use of atomic energy in power generation.
Economics and finance
U.S. President Harry Truman removed all price, wage, and salary controls except ceilings on rents, sugar, and rice.
Hamilton (0-10-2) 6 @ Ottawa (6-4-2) 23
Montreal (7-3-2) 18 @ Toronto (7-3-2) 4
Sarnia 5 @ Hamilton 14
Toronto (4-2) 17 @ McGill (1-5) 6
Queen's (1-5) 8 @ Western Ontario (6-0) 47
The Wildcats defeated the Imperials at Civic Stadium to advance to the final against Toronto Balmy Beach, who had defeated the Toronto Indians the previous day in the other semi-final.
Army, the defending U.S. national champion and undefeated in 25 games, and second-ranked and undefeated Notre Dame played to a historic 0-0 tie before 74,000 fans at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Fighting Irish's Johnny Lujack made a brilliant tackle of the Cadets' Doc Blanchard to keep the game scoreless, and Notre Dame finished No. 1 in the Associated Press poll at the end of the season.
60 years ago
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): A Woman in Love--Frankie Laine (4th week at #1)
The United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution demanding that the U.S.S.R. withdraw its forces from Hungary "without further delay."
Iraq severed relations with France and announced that it would boycott any Baghdad pact meeting attended by the United Kingdom.
The Israeli government reluctantly agreed to withdraw from the Sinai Peninsula under the United Nations cease-fire policing plan. The Anglo-French occupation force ended its Suez Canal buildup.
New York Governor Averell Harriman, U.S. Senator Clifford Case (Republican--New Jersey), and Leo Cherne, International Rescue Committee Chairman and leader of teh Hungarian relief effort, addressed a rally at Madison Square Garden in New York protesting the Soviet "massacre" in Hungary.
50 years ago
Australia's top 10 (Go-Set):
1 Lady Godiva--Peter and Gordon
2 Winchester Cathedral--The New Vaudeville Band
3 Sorry--The Easybeats
4 Spicks and Specks--The Bee Gees
5 Born a Woman--Sandy Posey
6 Last Train to Clarksville--The Monkees
7 Needle in a Haystack--The Twilights
8 Ever Lovin' Man--The Loved Ones
9 See See Rider--Eric Burdon & the Animals
10 If I Were a Carpenter--Bobby Darin
Singles entering the chart were Sorry; If I Were a Carpenter; I'm a Boy by the Who (#13); Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow? by the Rolling Stones (#21); Girl on a Swing by Gerry and the Pacemakers (#22); Stop Stop Stop by the Hollies (#23); Psychotic Reaction by Count Five (#24); Bend It by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich (#30); Holy Cow by Lee Dorsey (#31); A House in the Country by the Pretty Things (#37); and My Little Brown Eyes by Crispian St. Peters (#40).
40 years ago
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Dancing Queen--ABBA (12th week at #1)
On television tonight
Family, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Coming of Age
The United Nations General Assembly approved 10 resolutions condemning apartheid in South Africa.
Politics and government
Patrick J. Hillery was declared President-elect of Ireland, succeeding Cearbhall O'Dalaigh, who had resigned on October 22.
30 years ago
Toronto (10-8) 37 @ Montreal (4-14) 16
Saskatchewan (6-11-1) 14 @ Edmonton (13-4-1) 42
William Miller rushed 28 times for 119 yards to help the Argonauts clinch first place in the East Division before 9,045 fans (announced--the actual attendance was closer to 2,000) at Olympic Stadium in what turned out to be the last regular season game played by the Alouettes. It was also the last game for Montreal's Gary Durchik as a head coach in the CFL; he compiled a regular season record of 6-14 and a playoff record of 1-1 after taking over from Joe Galat following Mr. Galat's resignation with 2 games remaining in the 1985 season.
In one of the coldest games this blogger has ever attended (-17 C, 1 F), Damon Allen quarterbacked the Eskimos to a lopsided win over the Roughriders beofre 44,000 fans at Commonwealth Stadium in a game that ended the career of Jack Gotta as head coach of the Roughriders. Mr. Gotta, in his 11th season as a CFL head coach, never coached in professional football again; he compiled a record of 11-22-1 in 2 seasons as Saskatchewan's head coach. Brian Kelly caught 2 touchdown passes for the Eskimos; rookie Tom Richards caught passes for 188 yards and returned kicks for another 54; Henry "Gizmo" Williams amassed 239 yards rushing, receiving, and returning kicks; defensive end Stew Hill caught a 36-yard touchown pass from Mr. Allen; James Zachery blocked a convert attempt; and third-string quarterback Brad Taylor entered the game in the 4th quarter and completed 6 of 9 passes. Mr. Taylor directed the Eskimos' best time-consuming drive of the season: The Eskimos took possession on their own 10-yard line with 4:41 remaining in the game, and Mr. Taylor marched them down the field and handed off to Larry Mohr for a 1-yard touchdown run as time expired. For Mr. Mohr, it was his first CFL touchdown, and the only one he ever scored as an Eskimo. Tron Armstrong played his first CFL game for the Roughriders and caught 5 passes for 144 yards and both Saskatchewan touchdowns.
25 years ago
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): I'm Too Sexy--Right Said Fred
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): The Fly--U2 (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): The Fly--U2
#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Crucified--Army of Lovers
#1 single in France (SNEP): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (5th week at #1)
#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Let's Talk About Sex--Salt-N-Pepa
#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): Dizzy--Vic Reeves and the Wonder Stuff
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Cream--Prince and the New Power Generation
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Can't Stop this Thing We Started--Bryan Adams
2 Cream--Prince and the New Power Generation
3 Romantic--Karyn White
4 Emotions--Mariah Carey
5 Hole Hearted--Extreme
6 That's What Love is For--Amy Grant
7 Real, Real, Real--Jesus Jones
8 Don't Cry--Guns 'N' Roses
9 Set the Night to Music--Roberta Flack with Maxi Priest
10 When a Man Loves a Woman--Michael Bolton
Singles entering the chart were Change by Lisa Stansfield (#75); Send Me an Angel by the Scorpions (#82); Feels Like Another One by Patti LaBelle (#86); In My Dreams by the Party (#89); and I Can't Make You Love Me by Bonnie Raitt (#90);
Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 Can't Stop this Thing We Started--Bryan Adams (2nd week at #1)
2 Emotions--Mariah Carey
3 Life is a Highway--Tom Cochrane
4 Calling Elvis--Dire Straits
5 What About Now--Robbie Robertson
6 Get a Leg Up--John Mellencamp
7 Love...Thy Will Be Done--Martika
8 My Town--Glass Tiger
9 Cream--Prince and the New Power Generation
10 The Real Love--Bob Seger
Singles entering the chart were Keep Coming Back by Richard Marx (#36); No Son of Mine by Genesis (#37); You May Be Right by the Grapes of Wrath (#51); Say You Don't Love Me by Honeymoon Suite (#84); Copperline by James Taylor (#95); All I Need is You by Blue Train (#96); You're the Voice by Heart (#97); Change by Lisa Stansfield (#98); and Groovy Train by the Farm (#99).
Died on this date
Yves Montand, 70. Italian-born French actor and singer. Mr. Montand, born Ivo Levi, moved to France with his parents in 1923. He became a popular music hall singer and recording artist, and appeared in movies such as Let's Make Love (1960); Z (1969); Jean de Florette (1986); and Manon des Sources (1986).
20 years ago
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Wannabe--Spice Girls (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Born Slippy--Underworld (4th week at #1)
#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): It's All Coming Back to Me Now--Celine Dion
#1 single in Wallonia (Ultratop 40): Aïcha--Khaled (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Rat Trap--Dustin and Bob Geldof
#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
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): No Diggity--BLACKstreet (featuring Dr. Dre)
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Cash Box): It's All Coming Back to Me Now--Celine Dion (2nd week at #1)
Died on this date
Joe Ghiz, 51. Canadian politician. Mr. Ghiz led the Prince Edward Island Liberal Party from 1981-1993 and was Premier of Prince Edward Island from 1986-1993. He was of Lebanese ancestry and was the first provincial premier to be of non-European descent. Mr. Ghiz died of cancer; his son Robert was Premier of Prince Edward Island from 2007-2015.
Evander Holyfield (33-3), a 5 1/2-1 underdog, won the World Boxing Association heavyweight title with a technical knockout of Mike Tyson (45-2) 37 seconds into the 11th of a scheduled 12 rounds at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mr. Holyfield sent Mr. Tyson to the canvas in the sixth round and staggered him in the 10th. It was the beginning of the end for Mr. Tyson, who had lost to Buster Douglas in 1990 before serving three years in prison for rape.
British Columbia 16 @ Saskatchewan 37
10 years ago
Died on this date
Ed Bradley, 65. U.S. journalist. Mr. Bradley began working for the Columbia Broadcasting System in 1967, and was best known as one of the reporters with the television news program 60 Minutes from 1981 until his death from leukemia. He won 19 Emmy Awards.
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