Sunday, 12 March 2017

February 26, 2017

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Fats Domino!

80 years ago

At the movies
Die Graue Dame (The Grey Lady), starring Hermann Speelmans as Jimmy Ward (Sherlock Holmes), opened in theatres in Germany.

75 years ago

The Academy Awards for 1941 were presented at the Biltmore Bowl in the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. The winners included: Picture--How Green was My Valley; Director--John Ford (How Green was My Valley); Actor--Gary Cooper (Sergeant York); Actress--Joan Fontaine (Suspicion); Supporting Actor--Donald Crisp (How Green was My Valley); Supporting Actress--Mary Astor (The Great Lie).

70 years ago

Died on this date
Heinrich Häberlin, 78
. President of the Swiss Federal Council, 1926, 1931. Mr. Häberlin held various offices in a political career spanning three decades.

50 years ago

The Organization of American States concluded its 11-day conference of foreign ministers in Buenos Aires. The conference approved admission of Trinidad and Tobago as the 22nd member of the OAS.

40 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Furia--Mal

#1 single in Switzerland: Living Next Door to Alice--Smokie (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): Don't Cry for Me Argentina--Julie Covington

#1 single in Ireland: When I Need You--Leo Sayer

#1 single in the U.K (BMRB): When I Need You--Leo Sayer (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): New Kid in Town--Eagles

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Torn Between Two Lovers--Mary MacGregor (3rd week at #1)
2 New Kid in Town--Eagles
3 Fly Like an Eagle--Steve Miller Band
4 Love Theme from "A Star is Born" (Evergreen)--Barbra Streisand
5 I Like Dreamin'--Kenny Nolan
6 Year of the Cat--Al Stewart
7 Night Moves--Bob Seger
8 Dancing Queen--ABBA
9 Enjoy Yourself--The Jacksons
10 Carry On Wayward Son--Kansas

Singles entering the chart were When I Need You by Leo Sayer (#91); Look Into Your Heart by Aretha Franklin (#92); Reaching for the World by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (#93); Magical Mystery Tour by Ambrosia (#94); I'm Scared by Burton Cummings (#96); Part Time Love by Kerry Chater (#97); If You've Got the Time by the Babys (#98); N.Y., You Got Me Dancing by the Andrea True Connection (#99); and I Think We're Alone Now by the Rubinoos (#100).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Torn Between Two Lovers--Mary MacGregor
2 New Kid in Town--Eagles
3 Fly Like an Eagle--Steve Miller Band
4 Love Theme from "A Star is Born" (Evergreen)--Barbra Streisand
5 Enjoy Yourself--The Jacksons
6 Year of the Cat--Al Stewart
7 Night Moves--Bob Seger
8 Blinded by the Light--Manfred Mann's Earth Band
9 Dancing Queen--ABBA
10 Car Wash--Rose Royce

Singles entering the chart were All Strung Out on You by John Travolta (#88); Phone Call by Dan Hill (#90); Right Time of the Night by Jennifer Warnes (#91); Tryin' to Love Two by William Bell (#92); Coyote by Joni Mitchell (#94); Dis-Gorilla by Rick Dees and his Cast of Idiots (#96); We're All Alone by Bruce Murray (#97); Southern Nights by Glen Campbell (#98); Do it to My Mind by Johnny Bristol (#99); and Dock of the Bay by Pagliaro (#100).

Buffalo 6 @ Toronto 5
Cleveland 3 @ Montreal 5

30 years ago

On television tonight
Our World, hosted by Linda Ellerbee and Ray Gandolf, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Between the Lines: Summer 1972

The Church of England General Synod voted 317-145 in favour of the ordination of female priests.

The Tower Commission issued its report on the Iran-Contra affair, rebuking President Ronald Reagan for failing to control his national security staff.

25 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Justified & Ancient--The KLF (featuring Tammy Wynette) (4th week at #1)

On television tonight
The Wonder Years, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Double Double Date

20 years ago

Died on this date
David Doyle, 67
. U.S. actor. Mr. Doyle was a raspy-voiced character actor who appeared in numerous movies and television programs from the 1950s until his death from a heart attack, but was best known as detective John Bosley on the television series Charlie's Angels (1976-1981).

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