Sunday, 4 December 2016

December 3, 2016

80 years ago

On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Louis Hector and Harry West, on MBS
Tonight's episode: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Part 3

70 years ago

Politics and government
Socialist Vincent Auriol was elected President of the French National Assembly.

An all-white jury in Atlanta acquitted Roswell Biggers of holding five Negroes in involuntary servitude.

Oakland, California was tied up by a general strike of more than 100,000 union members protesting police action in breaking up a picket line of department store clerks.

In Washington, D.C., U.S. District Court Judge Alan Goldsborough convicted Congress of Industrial Organizations United Mine Workers of America President John L. Lewis of civil and criminal contempt of court for violating an order to revoke the union's notice of contract termination. Mr. Lewis admitted the violation, but condemned the order for forcing miners into "involuntary servitude."

Associated Press sportswriters named the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish as the best college team in the United States for 1946, while the United States Military Academy received the Lambert Trophy as the best eastern team.

60 years ago

The Canadian Overseas Telecommunication Corporation introduced international Telex to Canada in Montreal.

Northwestern 69 @ Kansas 87

Wilt Chamberlain made his debut with the University of Kansas by scoring a school-record 52 points to lead the Jayhawks over the Wildcats in Lawrence.

50 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): No Milk Today--Herman's Hermits

#1 single in France: Les Playboys--Jacques Dutronc

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Bang Bang--Equipe 84 (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Bend It--Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): No Milk Today--Herman's Hermits (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Green, Green Grass of Home--Tom Jones

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Winchester Cathedral--The New Vaudeville Band

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 You Keep Me Hangin' On--The Supremes
2 Good Vibrations--The Beach Boys
3 Winchester Cathedral--The New Vaudeville Band
4 Devil with a Blue Dress On & Good Golly Miss Molly--Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels
5 Poor Side of Town--Johnny Rivers
6 I'm Your Puppet--James and Bobby Purify
7 Mellow Yellow--Donovan
8 Lady Godiva--Peter and Gordon
9 Born Free--Roger Williams
10 Stop Stop Stop--The Hollies

Singles entering the chart were Try a Little Tenderness by Otis Redding (#71); Good Thing by Paul Revere & the Raiders (#72); I Fooled You This Time by Gene Chandler (#81); I'm a Believer by the Monkees (#82); Words of Love (#83)/Dancing in the Street (#89) by the Mamas and the Papas; 98.6 by Keith (#85); Going Nowhere by Los Bravos (#87); Alvin's Boo-Ga-Loo by Alvin Cash and the Registers (#88); If You Go Away by Damita Jo (#96); Living for You by Sonny and Cher (#98); Wedding Bell Blues by Laura Nyro (#99); Just One Smile by Gene Pitney (#100); and There's Something on Your Mind by Baby Ray (also #100).

U.S. President Lyndon Johnson and Mexican President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz met in Mexico to celebrate joint U.S.-Mexican construction of the Amistad Dam on the Rio Grande.

Southern California 90 @ California at Los Angeles 105

Lew Alcindor, making his debut with UCLA, scored a school-record 56 points to lead the Bruins over the Trojans at Pauley Pavilion.

40 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: Howzat--Sherbet (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Jeans On--David Dundas

#1 single in Switzerland: Daddy Cool--Boney M (8th week at #1)

25 years ago

Politics and government
Canadian Auditor General Denis Desautels issued his first Annual Report; he criticizes farm aid, Indian Affairs, and investment of government pension funds.

20 years ago

Former National Hockey League Players Association executive director Alan Eagleson was charged by Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Tornto with fraud and theft; he had been indicted in 1994 for racketeering and fraud.

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