Saturday, 11 February 2017

December 27, 2016

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Marilyn Draper!

90 years ago
1926


Football
AFL
Exhibition
New York Yankees 20 Los Angeles 14 @ San Antonio

75 years ago
1941


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Chattanooga Choo Choo--Glenn Miller and his Orchestra (4th week at #1)

60 years ago
1956


Hit parade
#1 single in France (IFOP): La Corrida--Gilbert B├ęcaud

50 years ago
1966


On television tonight
Quentin Durgens, M.P., on CBC
Tonight's episode: Hold High the Mirror

The Fugitive, starring David Janssen, on ABC
Tonight's episode: The Evil Men Do, with guest stars James Daly and Elizabeth Allen

Diplomacy
Llewellyn E. Thompson, Jr. succeeded Foy D. Kohler as U.S. Ambassador to the U.S.S.R.

40 years ago
1976


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): If You Leave Me Now--Chicago

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Kita no Yadokara--Harumi Miyako (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Libertad Sin Ira--Jarcha (3rd week at #1)

Hockey
WHA
International Series (exhibition)
U.S.S.R. (0-1) 2 @ New England 5

Football
NCAA
Gator Bowl
Notre Dame 20 Penn State 9

30 years ago
1986


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy: The Final Countdown--Europe (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Walk Like an Egyptian--Bangles

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Walk Like an Egyptian--Bangles (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Caravan of Love--The Housemartins (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Caravan of Love--The Housemartins (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Walk Like an Egyptian--Bangles (2nd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Everybody Have Fun Tonight--Wang Chung
2 Walk Like an Egyptian--Bangles
3 The Way it Is--Bruce Hornsby and the Range
4 Notorious--Duran Duran
5 Shake You Down--Gregory Abbott
6 You Give Love a Bad Name--Bon Jovi
7 Control--Janet Jackson
8 C'est la Vie--Robbie Nevil
9 War--Bruce Springsteen
10 Stand by Me--Ben E. King

The only single entering the chart was Without Your Love by Toto (#78).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 The Way it Is--Bruce Hornsby and the Range
2 You Give Love a Bad Name--Bon Jovi
3 Stand by Me--Ben E. King
4 Everybody Have Fun Tonight--Wang Chung
5 The Lady in Red--Chris de Burgh
6 The Next Time I Fall--Peter Cetera with Amy Grant
7 Walk Like an Egyptian--Bangles
8 The Rain--Oran "Juice" Jones
9 Two of Hearts--Stacey Q
10 Can't Help Falling in Love--Corey Hart

Singles entering the chart were At This Moment by Billy Vera and the Beaters (#89); Livin' on a Prayer by Bon Jovi (#91); Montego Bay by Amazulu (#93); The Best Man in the World by Ann Wilson (#94); and Flying on Your Own by Rita MacNeil (#95).

25 years ago
1991


Hit parade
#1 single in Germany (Media Control): Let's Talk About Sex--Salt-n-Pepa (7th week at #1)

20 years ago
1996


Hit parade
#1 single in Germany (Media Control): Time to Say Goodbye--Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Breathe--The Prodigy

War
Taliban forces in Afghanistan recaptured the strategic Bagram Airfield, which solidified their buffer zone around Kabul.

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