Monday, 20 February 2017

January 21, 2017

110 years ago

Stanley Cup
Challenge series
Kenora Thistles 8 @ Montreal Wanderers 6 (Kenora won 2-game total goals series 12-8)

Tommy Phillips scored 7 goals in 2 games to lead the Thistles to their only Stanley Cup championship, defeating the defending champion Wanderers at Montreal Arena. With a population of 4,000, Kenora, Ontario became the smallest community to produce a Stanley Cup championship team.

80 years ago

Died on this date
Marie Prevost, 40
. Canadian-born U.S. actress. Miss Prevost, born Marie Dunn in Sarnia, Ontario, starred in comedy short films for the Mack Sennett studio in the 1910s, and achieved success in several feature films directed by Ernst Lubitsch, including The Marriage Circle (1924); Three Women (1924); and Kiss Me Again (1925). Her career soon went into decline, and she drank herself to death.

60 years ago

Politics and government
Public ceremonies took place in Washington as Dwight D. Eisenhower was inaugurated into his second term as 34th President of the United States of America and Richard Nixon was inaugurated into his second term as Vice President. The oaths had been taken in private the previous day, as January 20, 1957 was a Sunday.

50 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Green, Green Grass of Home--Tom Jones

#1 single in France: Paris en Colère--Mireille Mathieu (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): C'era un ragazzo che come me amava i Beatles e i Rolling Stones--Gianni Morandi

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Good Night My Love--Roy Black

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): I'm a Believer--The Monkees

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): I'm a Believer--The Monkees

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I'm a Believer--The Monkees (4th week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I'm a Believer--The Monkees (5th week at #1)
2 Snoopy vs. the Red Baron--The Royal Guardsmen
3 Tell it Like it Is--Aaron Neville
4 Sugar Town--Nancy Sinatra
5 Good Thing--Paul Revere and the Raiders
6 Words of Love--The Mamas and the Papas
7 Standing in the Shadows of Love--Four Tops
8 Georgy Girl--The Seekers
9 Coming Home Soldier--Bobby Vinton
10 (We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet--The Blues Magoos

Singles entering the chart were It Takes Two by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston (#52); Let's Spend the Night Together (#68)/Ruby Tuesday (#73) by the Rolling Stones); Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye by the Casinos (#69); All by James Darren (#70); Lovin' You by Bobby Darin (#71); Lady by Jack Jones (#75); Ten Commandments by Prince Buster (#81); Indescribably Blue by Elvis Presley (#86); Skate Now by Lou Courtney (#87); Go Where You Wanna Go by the 5th Dimension (#89); My Special Prayer by Joe Simon (#92); Full Measure by the Lovin' Spoonful (#97); and 96 Tears by Big Maybelle (#99). Full Measure was the B-side of Nashville Cats, charting at #14.

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Snoopy vs. the Red Baron--The Royal Guardsmen (2nd week at #1)
2 I'm a Believer--The Monkees
3 Words of Love--The Mamas and the Papas
4 Talk Talk--The Music Machine
5 Single Girl--Sandy Posey
6 Good Thing--Paul Revere and the Raiders
7 Mellow Yellow--Donovan
8 Mustang Sally--Wilson Pickett
9 East West--Herman's Hermits
10 Sugar Town--Nancy Sinatra

Singles entering the chart were Armful of Teddy Bears by Barry Allen (#64); Gimme Some Lovin' by the Spencer Davis Group (#78); Wild Thing by Senator Bobby (#82); Love Me by Bobby Hebb (#85); Bring it Up by James Brown and the Famous Flames (#87); Jungle Sun by the Lovin' Kind (#90); I've Got to Have a Reason by the Dave Clark Five (#91); Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye by the Casinos (#93); Feel So Bad by Little Milton (#94); Mercy, Mercy, Mercy by the "Cannonball" Adderley Quintet (#95); What Would I Be by Val Doonican (#96); Bend It! by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich (#97); I Got to Go Back (And Watch that Little Girl Dance) by the McCoys (#98); Ride, Ride, Ride by Brenda Lee (#99); and Spooky by Mike Sharpe (#100). Spooky was the original instrumental version of the song that became a hit a year later in a vocal version by Classics IV.

On television tonight
Pistols 'n' Petticoats, starring Ann Sheridan, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Beware the Hangman

This episode aired as scheduled, the night of Miss Sheridan's death.

Died on this date
Ann Sheridan, 51
. U.S. actress. Miss Sheridan was a popular leading lady in movies with the Warner Brothers studio in the 1930s and '40s, including Angels with Dirty Faces (1938); The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942); and Nora Prentiss (1947). Her last role was as the star of the Western television comedy series Pistols 'n' Petticoats (1966-1967), but she died of esophageal and liver cancer after filming 21 of the 26 scheduled episodes.

All-Star Game @ Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
East 30 West 23

Boston Patriots' quarterback Babe Parilli quarterbacked the East to victory before 18,876 fans, and was named the Most Valuable Player on offense. New York Jets' defensive end Verlon Biggs was the MVP on defense.

40 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Sunny--Boney M.

#1 single in France: Voici les clefs--Gérard Lenorman (3rd week at #1)

It was Greaser Day at Henry Wise Wood High School in Calgary; this blogger didn't dress up, but did attend a lunch hour dance, with Teen Angel and the Rockin' Rebels performing.

U.S. President Jimmy Carter granted an amnesty to almost all Vietnam War draft evaders.

30 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): One Love to Give--Stéphanie (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Charles Goodell, 59
. U.S. politician. Mr. Goodell, a Republican, represented New York in the United States House of Representatives from 1959-1968 and in the Senate from 1968-1971. He was first elected to the House in a special election caused by the death of Daniel Reed, and was appointed to the Senate by New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Robert F. Kennedy. Mr. Goodell was regarded as a liberal Republican and was defeated in the 1970 election. He was the father of current National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell.

25 years ago

The United Nations ordered Libya to surrender intelligence agents accused of airline bombings in 1988 and 1989.

20 years ago

This blogger was in attendance as Randy Newman performed with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Northern Alberta Jubille Auditorium.

More than 80 people were named as child abusers in statements to the North Wales inquiry into claims of abuse of children in care.

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich (Republican--Georgia) was reprimanded by a vote of 395-28 and "ordered [him] to reimburse the House for some of the costs of the investigation in the amount of $300,000" as the House voted for first time in history to discipline its leader for ethical misconduct. 84 ethics charges were filed by Democrats against Mr. Gingrich during his term as Speaker; all were eventually dropped except for one: claiming tax-exempt status for a college course run for political purposes.

10 years ago

NFC Championship
New Orleans 14 @ Chicago 39

AFC Championship
New England 34 @ Indianapolis 38

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