Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Andrea Jameson!
370 years ago
Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden signed the Truce of Ulm.
75 years ago
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Moonlight Cocktail--Glenn Miller and his Orchestra (3rd week at #1)
Orvan Hess and John Bumstead became the first physicians in the United States successfully to treat a patient, Anne Miller, using penicillin.
50 years ago
On television tonight
The Fugitive, starring David Janssen, on ABC
Tonight's episode: The Savage Street, with guest stars Gilbert Roland and Michael Ansara
The Invaders, starring Roy Thinnes, on ABC
Tonight's episode: The Innocent
President John F. Kennedy's body was moved from a temporary grave to a permanent memorial site at Arlington National Cemetery. He was assassinated in Dallas on November 22, 1963.
The Tanzanian ministry of education ordered that Tanzanians be given the headships of all secondary schools and teachers' colleges by the end of April, and that Swahili would displace English as the language of instruction in elementary schools, starting with the first grade in the 1967 school year and adding a grade per year until English was eliminated.
The Baltimore Colts selected defensive end Bubba Smith of Michigan State as the number 1 pick in the first combined AFL-NFL college draft. Other top draft choices that year were quarterbacks Steve Spurrier of Florida--number 3 by the San Francisco 49ers--and Bob Griese of Purdue--number 4 by the Miami Dolphins.
40 years ago
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): The Way You Do It--Pussyfoot (7th week at #1)
#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Shitsuren Restaurant--Kentaro Shimizu (4th week at #1)
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Daddy Cool--Boney M. (4th week at #1)
30 years ago
#1 single in Italy: Si può dare di più--Gianni Morandi, Enrico Ruggeri, Umberto Tozzi (5th week at #1)
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): The Final Countdown--Europe (7th week at #1)
#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)--George Michael and Aretha Franklin
#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)--George Michael and Aretha Franklin (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Stand by Me--Ben E. King (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Stand by Me--Ben E. King (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): Everything I Own--Boy George
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Jacob's Ladder--Huey Lewis and the News
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Jacob's Ladder--Huey Lewis and the News
2 Livin' on a Prayer--Bon Jovi
3 (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)--Beastie Boys
4 Will You Still Love Me?--Chicago
5 Somewhere Out There--Linda Ronstadt with James Ingram
6 You Got it All--The Jets
7 Mandolin Rain--Bruce Hornsby and the Range
8 Big Time--Peter Gabriel
9 Let's Wait Awhile--Janet Jackson
10 Lean on Me--Club Nouveau
Singles entering the chart were What's Going On by Cyndi Lauper (#65); Right on Track by the Breakfast Club (#80); Talk Dirty to Me by Poison (#84); The Boy in the Bubble by Paul Simon (#86); Heartbreak Beat by Psychedelic Furs (#87); and World Shut Your Mouth by Julian Cope (#90).
Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 Livin' on a Prayer--Bon Jovi
2 At this Moment--Billy Vera and the Beaters
3 Touch Me (I Want Your Body)--Samantha Fox
4 Keep Your Hands to Yourself--Georgia Satellites
5 Shake You Down--Gregory Abbott
6 C'est la Vie--Robbie Nevil
7 Will You Still Love Me?--Chicago
8 Respect Yourself--Bruce Willis
9 Somewhere Out There--Linda Ronstadt with James Ingram
10 Montego Bay--Amazulu
Singles entering the chart were I Will Be There by Glass Tiger (#81); Moonlight Desires by Gowan (#83); Walking Down Your Street by the Bangles (#85); The Right Thing by Simply Red (#89); Band of Gold by Belinda Carlisle featuring Freda Payne (#93); With or Without You by U2 (#94); That Ain't Love by REO Speedwagon (#95); Sign 'o' the Times by Prince (#97); World Shut Your Mouth by Julian Cope (#98); and The Honeythief by Hipsway (#99).
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25 years ago
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Saltwater--Julian Lennon (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Kanashimi hayuki no yoni--Shogo Hamada (5th week at #1)
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): La Forza Della Vita--Paolo Vallesi
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Smells Like Teen Spirit--Nirvana (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): She Goes Nana--The Radios
#1 single in France (SNEP): Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me--George Michael/Elton John (4th week at #1)
#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): I Can't Dance--Genesis (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): Stay--Shakespears Sister (4th week at #1)
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): To Be with You--Mr. Big (3rd week at #1)
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 To Be with You--Mr. Big (4th week at #1)
2 Missing You Now--Michael Bolton featuring Kenny G
3 Remember the Time--Michael Jackson
4 Good for Me--Amy Grant
5 I Can't Dance--Genesis
6 Until Your Love Comes Back Around--RTZ
7 I'll Get By--Eddie Money
8 Masterpiece--Atlantic Starr
9 What Becomes of the Brokenhearted--Paul Young
10 Justified & Ancient--KLF (featuring Tammy Wynette)
Singles entering the chart were One by U2 (#73); Thought I'd Died and Gone to Heaven by Bryan Adams (#75); I'm the One You Need by Jody Watley (#77); Everything About You by Ugly Kid Joe (#81); and Killer by Seal (#82).
Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 To Be with You--Mr. Big (2nd week at #1)
2 Remember the Time--Michael Jackson
3 I Can't Dance--Genesis
4 Tears in Heaven--Eric Clapton
5 Good for Me--Amy Grant
6 Hazard--Richard Marx
7 What Becomes of the Brokenhearted--Paul Young
8 Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me-George Michael/Elton John
9 Missing You Now--Michael Bolton
10 Again Tonight--John Mellencamp
Singles entering the chart included One by U2 (#62); Plastic by Alanis (#84); Call My Name by Love & Sas (#85); Pride (In the Name of Love) by Civiles and Cole (#87); Get Back by Haywire (#88); The Big Ones Get Away by Buffy Sainte-Marie (#89); Human Touch (#91)/Better Days (#98) by Bruce Springsteen; Romeo and Juliet by Stacy earl (#94); Desiree by Rick Vito with Stevie Nicks (#95); and The Real Thing by Kenny Loggins (#96).
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20 years ago
#1 single in Germany (Media Control): Warum?--Tic Tac Toe
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Vänner--Together (3rd week at #1)
Died on this date
Fred Zinnemann, 89. Austro-Hungarian-born U.S. film director. Mr. Zinnemann worked in Germany before moving to the United States at the age of 21. He won an Academy Award for the short film Benjy (1951), and won Academy Awards for Best Director for From Here to Eternity (1953) and A Man for All Seasons (1966).
10 years ago
The Left Front government of West Bengal sent at least 3,000 police to Nandigram in an attempt to break Bhumi Uchhed Pratirodh Committee resistance there; the resulting clash left 14 dead.
Nielsen Bottom 10, October 23rd-29th, 1972 - A look at the 10 lowest-rated programs on TV during the week of October 23rd-29th, 1972. *Alias Smith & Jones* was at the bottom of the ratings chart. Co...
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