Tuesday, 14 March 2017

March 3, 2017

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Sherry and Irishka!

160 years ago

In the Second Opium War, France and the United Kingdom declared war on China.

130 years ago

Anne Sullivan arrived at the Alabama home of Captain and Mrs. Arthur H. Keller to become the teacher of their blind and deaf 6-year-old daughter Helen.

75 years ago

10 Japanese warplanes raided Broome, Western Australia, killing more than 100 people.

70 years ago

Hit parade
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons--King Cole Trio (3rd week at #1)
--Eddy Howard and his Orchestra
--Charlie Spivak and his Orchestra
--Dinah Shore
2 Anniversary Song--Al Jolson
--Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians
--Tex Beneke with the Glenn Miller Orchestra
--Dinah Shore
3 Open the Door, Richard!--Count Basie and his Orchestra
--The Three Flames
--"Dusty Fletcher
--Jack McVea and the All-Stars
--Louis Jordan and the Tympany Five
4 Managua, Nicaragua--Freddy Martin and his Orchestra
--Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians
--Kay Kyser and his Orchestra
5 The Old Lamp-Lighter--Sammy Kaye and his "Swing and Sway" Orchestra
--Kay Kyser and his Orchestra
--Hal Derwin
6 A Gal in Calico--Tex Beneke with the Glenn Miller Orchestra
--Bing Crosby with the Calico Kids
--Johnny Mercer
7 Huggin' and Chalkin'--Hoagy Carmichael
--Johnny Mercer
--Kay Kyser and his Orchestra
8 Guilty--Margaret Whiting
9 Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah--Sammy Kaye and his "Swing and Sway" Orchestra
--Johnny Mercer and the Pied Pipers
10 Sonata--Perry Como
Jo Stafford

Singles entering the chart were the version of Open the Door, Richard! by Louis Jordan and the Tympany Five; How are Things in Glocca Morra, with versions by Dick Haymes; Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra; and Buddy Clark (#13); How are Things in Glocca Morra (#13)/Connecticut (#23) by Martha Tilton; Connecticut by Bing Crosby and Judy Garland (#23, charting with the version by Martha Tilton); and Beware My Heart, with versions by Margaret Whiting, and Vaughn Monroe and his Orchestra (#24).

On the radio
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Tom Conway and Nigel Bruce, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Queue for Murder

The Casebook of Gregory Hood, starring Elliott Lewis and Howard McNear, on MBS
Tonight`s episode: The Blackmail Gang

60 years ago

On television tonight
Alfred Hitchcock Presents, on CBS
Tonight's episode: One for the Road, starring John Baragrey, Georgann Johnson, and Louise Platt

50 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: I'm a Believer--The Monkees (2nd week at #1)

Edmonton's top 10 (CJCA)
1 Ruby Tuesday--The Rolling Stones (3rd week at #1)
2 Summer Wine--Nancy Sinatra with Lee Hazlewood
3 Kind of a Drag--The Buckinghams
4 Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever--The Beatles
5 Green, Green Grass of Home--Tom Jones
6 Pushin' Too Hard--The Seeds
7 The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)--Harpers Bizarre
8 Canada--The Young Canada Singers
9 There's a Kind of Hush--Herman's Hermits
10 The Return of the Red Baron--The Royal Guardsmen
Pick hit of the week: Who Do You You Love--The Woolies
New this week: Western Union--The Five Americans
Tell Me to My Face--Keith
Half Past Midnight--The Staccatos
For He's a Jolly Good Fellow--Bobby Vinton
Nashville Cats--Homer and Jethro

At the movies
C'mon, Let's Live a Little, starring Bobby Vee, Jackie DeShannon, Eddie Hodges, and others, opened in theatres.

30 years ago

Died on this date
Danny Kaye, 76
. U.S. entertainer. Born David Daniel Kaminsky, Mr. Kaye was a man of many talents. His movies included Wonder Man (1945); The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947); The Inspector General (1949); On the Riviera (1951); Hans Christian Andersen (1952); Knock on Wood (1954); White Christmas (1954); and The Court Jester (1956). He was one of the original owners of the Seattle Mariners baseball club from 1977-1981.

A United States federal grand jury indicted Israeli air force officer Aviel Sella and said that he and three other Israelis had conspired with convicted spy Jonathan Pollard to obtain secret military data from the United States. Mr. Sella said he could not be arrested unless he came to the U.S.A. voluntarily, and the U.S. officially protested Mr. Sella’s new assignment as commander of Israel’s second-largest air force base.

25 years ago

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the index of leading economic indicators had risen 0.9% in January, the biggest increase in six months.

20 years ago

Hit parade
Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 A Long December--Counting Crows (2nd week at #1)
2 Every Day is a Winding Road--Sheryl Crow
3 Don't Speak--No Doubt
4 Just Another Day--John Mellencamp
5 Discotheque--U2
6 Un-Break My Heart--Toni Braxton
7 Dark Horse--Amanda Marshall
8 One Headlight--The Wallflowers
9 Through Your Hands--Don Henley
10 Wannabe--Spice Girls

Singles entering the chart were Step by Step by Whitney Houston (#89); Say You'll Be There by the Spice Girls (#90); Emotional Love by John Mellencamp (#91); Return of the Mack by Mark Morrison (#92); Better When You're Not Alone by the Black Crowes (#93); Under the Water by Merril Bainbridge (#94); and North Dakota by Thrush Hermit (#95). Step by Step was from the movie The Preacher's Wife (1996).

New Zealandiana
The tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower in downtown Auckland, opened after two-and-a-half years of construction. It stands 1,076 feet (328 metres).

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