Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Gulbahar!
240 years ago
General George Washington led his Continental Army forces to victory over British forces commanded by General Lord Cornwallis at the Battle of Princeton.
100 years ago
Died on this date
Rynie Wolters, 74. Dutch-born U.S. baseball player. Mr. Wolters was a pitcher and outfielder with the New York Mutuals (1871); Cleveland Forest Citys (1872); and Elizabeth Resolutes (1873) of the National Association. He batted .281 in 48 games and compiled a pitching record of 18-23 in 41 games.
75 years ago
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Chattanooga Choo Choo--Glenn Miller and his Orchestra (5th week at #1)
70 years ago
Politics and government
Newcomers taking office in the United States Congress included Senators John F. Kennedy (Democrat--Massachusetts) and Joseph McCarthy (Republican--Wisconsin), and Representative Richard Nixon (Republican--California). The newly-elected Republican majority refused to allow Sen. Theodore Bilbo (Democrat--Mississippi) to take his seat; Sen. Bilbo had held his office since 1935, but was accused of having made speeches during his 1946 election campaign that had intimidated Negro voters.
60 years ago
Fats Domino was in New Orleans with his band to record the songs I'm Walkin' and I'm in the Mood for Love.
50 years ago
On television tonight
The Fugitive, starring David Janssen, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Run the Man Down, with guest stars James Broderick, Edward Asner, and Georgann Johnson
Died on this date
Jack Ruby, 55. U.S. businessman and criminal. Mr. Ruby, born Jacob Rubinstein, operated a nightclub in Dallas. On November 24, 1963, two days after the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, Mr. Ruby visited Dallas police headquarters, arriving just before Mr. Oswald was to be transferred to the nearby county jail. As Mr. Oswald emerged from the holding cell, Mr. Ruby suddenly took out a revolver and fatally shot Mr. Oswald at point blank range. Mr. Ruby was convicted of murder and sentenced to death; he appealed, and the conviction was overturned, but he died in prison of a pulmonary embolism related to lung cancer, while awaiting a new trial.
Fighting Harada (46-3) retained his world bantamweight title with a 15-round unanimous decision over Joe Medel (63-21-6) at Aichi Prefectural Gym in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan.
40 years ago
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): If You Leave Me Now--Chicago (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Kita no Yadokara--Harumi Miyako (4th week at #1)
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Libertad Sin Ira--Jarcha (4th week at #1)
Politics and government
Former British Home Secretary Roy Jenkins announced that he was resigning from the House of Commons to become President of the European Commission in Brussels, while Conservative MP Christopher Tugendhat announced that he was also giving up his seat to become Britain's second European Commissioner.
Economics and finance
The International Monetary Fund granted the United Kingdom a $3.9-billion loan, the larges single loan in the IMF's 30-year history.
Philadelphia 4 @ Montreal 6
This game was telecast on Radio-Canada, a rare Monday Le soirée du hockey telecast.
International Series (exhibition)
U.S.S.R. (4-1) 6 @ San Diego 3
Spartak 4 @ Kansas City 4
Brian Sutter opened the scoring 2:59 into the game and scored again at 13:28 of the 3rd period as the Central Hockey League-leading Blues tied Spartak before 7,025 fans at Kemper Memorial Arena. Dave Hrechkosy scored at 6:15 of the 1st period to give Kansas City a 2-0 lead, but Mr. Kostilev scored at 11:29 and 15:20 to tie the game, with his second goal coming 10 seconds after Mr. Sutter was given a 5-minute spearing penalty. Mr. Korotkov scored on a powerplay at 8:36 of the 2nd period to give Spartak a 3-2 lead, and Mr. Belousov scored at 2:12 of the 3rd period to make the score 4-2. Rick Bourbonnais, assisted by Mr. Sutter and Bernie Federko, scored 1 minute 30 seconds later to narrow the deficit to 4-3. Mr. Federko also assisted on both of Mr. Sutter's goals, the first of which was scored on a powerplay after Spartak received the first of two penalties for having too many men on the ice.
30 years ago
#1 single in Italy: The Final Countdown--Europe (4th week at #1)
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Geronimo's Cadillac--Modern Talking (4th week at #1)
#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Walk Like an Egyptian--Bangles (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Walk Like an Egyptian--Bangles (5th week at #1)
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Caravan of Love--The Housemartins (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Caravan of Love--The Housemartins (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in Canada (RPM): The Way it Is--Bruce Hornsby and the Range (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Walk Like an Egyptian--Bangles (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Cash Box): Everybody Have Fun Tonight--Wang Chung (2nd week at #1)
Aretha Franklin became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
AFC Divisional Playoff
New York Jets 20 @ Cleveland 23 (2 OT)
NFC Divisional Playoff
Washington 27 @ Chicago 13
This was Doug Flutie's last game as quarterback for the Bears.
25 years ago
#1 single in Germany (Media Control): Let's Talk About Sex--Salt-n-Pepa (8th week at #1)
Died on this date
Judith Anderson, 94. Australian-born actress. Dame Judith, born Frances Anderson, had a distinguished career on stage, screen, and television. She won Emmy Awards for playing Lady Macbeth in 1954 and again in 1960, and won a Tony Award for her starring performance as the title character in Medea (1947). Dame Judith's most memorable screen role was probably as housekeeper Mrs. Danvers in Rebecca (1940), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award.
20 years ago
#1 single in Germany (Media Control): Time to Say Goodbye--Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman (4th week at #1)
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Breathe--The Prodigy (2nd week at #1)
Edmonton 4 Toronto 3
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