Thursday, 29 June 2017

June 30, 2017

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Lucia Rios!

240 years ago
1777


War
British General John Burgoyne's forces reached Fort Fort Ticonderoga, New York, starting a week-long siege. British Governor Henry Clinton encouraged enslaved American Negroes to desert their rebel masters, promising freedom and shelter.

150 years ago
1867


Disasters
An earthquake struck El Salvador.

125 years ago
1892


Born on this date
László Lajtha
. Hungarian composer. Mr. Lajtha's works included nine syphonies, 10 string quartets, three ballets, and an operetta. He died on February 16, 1963 at the age of 70.

Labour
Workers affiliated with the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers at the Homestead Steel Works in Homestead, Pennsylvania--near Pittsburgh--began a six-week strike.

100 years ago
1917


Born on this date
Susan Hayward
. U.S. actress. Miss Hayward, born Edythe Marrenner, won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in I Want to Live! (1958). Her other movies included Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman (1947); My Foolish Heart (1949); With a Song in My Heart (1952); I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955); and The Conqueror (1956). Miss Hayward was one of many people associated with The Conqueror to fall fatally ill with cancer; exterior filming for the movie had taken place near St. George, Utah--where nuclear weapons tests were taking place--and soil from the area was transported to Hollywood for filming there. She died on March 14, 1975 at the age of 57.

Lena Horne. U.S. singer and actress. Miss Horne had a career that spanned more than 70 years. She began as a performer at the Cotton Club in New York City in the mid-1930s and eventually became an acclaimed jazz singer, winning four Grammy Awards and being nominated for four more. Miss Horne starred in the movies Cabin in the Sky (1943) and Stormy Weather (1943), but was better known for numerous appearances on stage and on television variety programs. She was of mixed racial ancestry, and spent many years as an advocate of Negro civil rights. Miss Horne died on May 9, 2010 at the age of 92.

80 years ago
1937


Communications
The world's first emergency telephone number, 999, was introduced in London.

75 years ago
1942


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Daddy--The Andrews Sisters; Sammy Kaye and his "Swing and Sway" Orchestra (1st month at #1)

War
An estimated three million U.S. youths aged 18-20 registered in the fifth draft call, raising the total number of registrants to 43 million. British forces in Egypt withdrew from the coastal point of El Daba, 100 miles west of the Alexandria naval base, under pressure from Axis armoured columns.

Labour
The U.S. National War Labor Board ruled unanimously that it had jurisdiction, deriving from U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's war powers, in the wage dispute involving the Chicago-based mail-order firm Montgomery Ward & Company, even though the company produced no war materials.

70 years ago
1947


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): You Keep Coming Back Like a Song--Bing Crosby; Dinah Shore (1st month at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Peg o' My Heart--The Harmonicats
--Three Suns
--Art Lund
--Buddy Clark
--Clark Dennis
2 Mam'selle--Art Lund
--Dick Haymes
--Frank Sinatra
--Dennis Day
--Pied Pipers
3 Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba (My Bambino Go to Sleep)--Perry Como and the Satisfiers
4 Across the Alley from the Alamo--The Mills Brothers
5 That's My Desire--Sammy Kaye and his "Swing and Sway" Orchestra
--Frankie Laine and Mannie Klein's All-Stars
6 Linda--Ray Noble and his Orchestra with Buddy Clark
--Charlie Spivak and his Orchestra
7 I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder--Eddy Howard and his Orchestra
--Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians
8 My Adobe Hacienda--Eddy Howard and his Orchestra
9 Heartaches--Ted Weems and his Orchestra
--Harry James and his Orchestra
10 Ivy--Jo Stafford
--Woody Herman with the Four Chips

Singles entering the chart were Tallahassee by Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters (#16) and Cecilia, with versions by Dick Jurgens and his Orchestra; Johnny Mercer and the Pied Pipers; and the Three Suns (#20).

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

Movies
The 1947 World Film Festival in Brussels selected Le Silence est d'Or (Silence is Golden) as the world's best film. Acting awards went to Gerard Philippe (Le Diable au Corps (Devil in the Flesh)) and Myrna Loy (The Best Years of Our Lives).

War
The Canadian House of Commons approved the peace pacts with Italy, Romania, Hungary, and Finland.

Aviation
A Pan-American Constellation completed the first globe-circling commercial flight, landed in New York after travelling 25,000 miles in 13 days.

Americana
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 196-133 to approve a bill, backed by the administration of President Harry Truman, giving statehood to Hawaii. The bill was then sent to the Senate.

Politics and government
French Interior Minister Edouard Depreux announced that government agents had broken up a rightist plot to overthrow the Fourth Republic and set up a military dictatorship.

German administrators took over control of the port of Bremerhaven from U.S. military authorities.

Economics and finance
The United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration officially ended its operations after spending $3 billion in four years to maintain refugee camps in 17 countries.

Egypt and the United Kingdom reached an agreement permitting Egypt to leave the sterling bloc in return for a temporary moratorium on Britain's war debt to Egypt.

U.S. President Truman signed the congressional modified rent control bill, indicating that he would prefer stronger and more comprehensive controls. He also signed bills establishing a permanent first class postage rate of 3c, and extending the Reconstruction Finance Corporation through mid-1948.

60 years ago
1957


Theatre
The new Stratford Festival Theatre on the banks of the Avon River in Stratford, Ontario was officially dedicated.

Defense
West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer declared that his government was "prepared to agree to the inspection of German territory" as part of any general disarmament accord providing for German reunifiaction.

Politics and government
Supporters of pro-Western Prime Minister Sami es-Solh won 46 of 66 seats in Lebanese parliamentary elections.

50 years ago
1967


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: Puppet on a String--Sandie Shaw

Edmonton's top 10 (CJCA)
1 San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)--Scott McKenzie (2nd week at #1)
2 She'd Rather Be with Me--The Turtles
3 Here Comes My Baby--The Tremeloes
4 Bowling Green--The Everly Brothers
5 Ding! Dong! The Witch is Dead--The Fifth Estate
6 Don't Sleep in the Subway--Petula Clark
7 My Girl Josephine--Jerry Jaye
8 Somebody to Love--Jefferson Airplane
9 Windy--The Association
10 Up-Up and Away--The 5th Dimension
Pick hit of the week: The Jokers--Peter and Gordon
New this week: A Whiter Shade of Pale--Procol Harum
Trains and Boats and Planes--Joanie Sommers
Chapel in the Moonlight--Dean Martin
Carrie-Anne--The Hollies
I was Made to Love Her--Stevie Wonder

On the radio
Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Langford and Kenneth Baker, on Springbok Radio
Tonight's episode: Thor Bridge

This was the ninth and last episode of the series.

Music
The Monkees performed at Empire Pool, Wembley, London.

Economics and finance
Representatives of 46 nations signed an international tariff reduction pact at General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) headquarters in Geneva. The agreement was the result of Kennedy Round negotiations dating back to May 1964.

Business
Dosco Industries Ltd. closed the Bell Island, Newfoundland iron mine after 72 years of operation.

40 years ago
1977


Defense
The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) was dissolved after 22 years.

U.S. President Jimmy Carter announced in Washington that he opposed production and deployment of the B-1 strategic bomber because of its high cost and because he believed it was not necessary for national defense. Mr. Carter said that cruise missiles, which could be deployed on modified versions of existing planes, would serve the same purpose as the B-1: penetration to targets within the Soviet Union. The B-1 would have cost over $100 million per plane to produce, with total costs for the entire fleet of $100 billion, including operation and maintenance.

Transportation
U.S. Transportation Secretary Brock Adams ordered that air bags or automatic lap and shoulder restraints be installed in all standard and luxury cars by the 1982 model year, and in all cars by the 1984 model year. The order could be effective in two months unless vetoed by Congress.

30 years ago
1987


Music
The soundtrack album from the film La Bamba was released on Warner Brothers Records. The movie was released on July 24.

Abominations
The Canadian House of Commons voted 148-127 to defeat a bill to restore the death penalty; Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, Minister of Justice Ray Hnatyshyn and Minister of External Affairs Joe Clark opposed the bill, while Deputy Prime Minister Donald Mazankowski and a majority of Progressive Conservative MPs supported it.

Protest
5,000 demonstrators, including Panamanian government officials, attacked the United States embassy in Panama City, some pelting the embassy with rocks and bottles. The following day, the U.S. charged that the incident had taken place with the “unmistakeable involvement” of the government of Panama.

Economics and finance
The new Canadian $1 coin, which quickly became popularly known as the “loonie” because of the picture of a loon on its face, was released.

Canadian Minister of Financial Institutions Thomas Hockin, with Monte Kwinter, his Ontario government counterpart, started the first stage of financial deregulation by opening ownership of the securities industry.

The United States Commerce Department corrected a previous estimate and announced that the index of leading economic indicators had risen 0.2% in April, not declined 0.6%, as previously reported. Furthermore, the index had risen 0.7% in May.

25 years ago
1992


Canadiana
Queen Elizabeth II unveiled an equestrian statue of herself, by British Columbia sculptor Jack Harman, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

War
Canadian troops in Bosnia started a trek to Sarajevo, Bosnia; 800 troops in armoured vehicle convoy moved to keep the airport open as part of international relief effort to bring in food and medicine.

Politics and government
Fidel Ramos, a former defense secretary and an ally of outgoing President Corazon Aquino, was sworn in as her successor. He appealed to Communists and rebels to end their revolts.

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher took her seat in the House of Lords as Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven.

Economics and finance
Canada announced the sale of one million tonnes of wheat to India, Canada’s first sale of wheat to India in eight years.

The United States named Canada as one of 20 countries using unfair trade practices and dumping steel on the U.S. market.

The United States Commerce Department reported that the index of leading economic indicators had increased 0.6% in May, the fifth straight monthly advance.

Baseball
The Texas Rangers scored 9 runs in the 3rd inning and withstood a 5-run 9th-inning rally to defeat he Toronto Blue Jays 16-13 before 50,396 fans at SkyDome in Toronto. Kevin Brown started on the mound for Texas and allowed 8 hits, 4 bases on balls, and 7 runs--all earned--in 7 innings, but still got the win, improving his 1992 record to 12-4. Gerald Alexander entered the game to begin the 9th inning, but allowed 4 hits, a base on balls, and 5 earned runs in 2/3 inning, and was removed after giving up a 3-run home run by Pat Borders. For Mr. Alexander, it was the 36th and last game of his 3-year major league career.

The Detroit Tigers scored 5 runs in the top of the 2nd inning to take a 5-0 lead, but the Boston Red Sox came back with 3 in the bottom of the inning, and Bob Zupcic's grand slam with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th game the Red Sox an 8-5 win before 33,485 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Mr. Zupcic's homer followed an intentional walk to Jody Reed.

Jeff Tackett hit a 3-run home run in the 2nd inning an a 2-run double in the 3rd to help the Baltimore Orioles rout the Milwaukee Brewers 12-1 before 44,855 fans at Oriole Park in Baltimore.

Pat Kelly, Don Mattingly, Mel Hall, and Matt Nokes all hit solo home runs and Scott Sanderson pitched a 4-hitter as the New York Yankees blanked the Kansas City Royals 6-0 before 17,318 fans at Yankee Stadium. Mr. Mattingly finished 4 for 4 with a double, homer, 2 runs, and 2 runs batted in.

The Chicago White Sox scored 4 runs in the top of the 3rd inning to take a 4-0 lead, but the Cleveland Indians scored 2 in the bottom of the inning, and Dave Martinez singled home pinch runner Alex Cole with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th to give the Indians a 5-4 win before 16,956 fans at Cleveland Stadium. Cleveland designated hitter Albert Belle batted 4 for 4 and was hit by a pitch; he singled with 1 out in the 9th, and was picked off first base by pitcher Terry Leach, but Mr. Leach made a wild throw, allowing Mr. Belle to advance to second. Mr. Cole entered the game to run for Mr. Belle, and Mr. Martinez promptly singled him home.

Bill Krueger pitched a 2-hitter to improve his record for the season to 8-2 as the Minnesota Twins shut out the California Angels 2-0 before 23,045 fans at Anaheim Stadium.

Mike Williams made his major league debut as the Philadelphia Phillies' starting pitcher, but allowed 6 hits, a base on balls, and 4 runs--all earned--in 4 2/3 innings, and was charged with the loss as the Phillies lost 7-2 to the Montreal Expos before 22,282 fans at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia. Winning pitcher Ken Hill, who improved his 1992 record to 8-4, batted 2 for 3 with a double and 2 runs.

The Chicago Cubs scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to break a 1-1 tie and defeat the New York Mets 3-1 before 33,665 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Greg Maddux pitched a 4-hit complete game and struck out 10 batters to improve his record for the season to 9-7.

The Los Angeles Dodgers had 10 hits, but scored only 1 run as they lost 2-1 to the San Diego Padres before 27,858 fans at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers loaded the bases in the bottom of the 9th inning, but Dave Hansen took a called third strike to end the game.

20 years ago
1997


Hit parade
Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Clumsy--Our Lady Peace (2nd week at #1)
2 A Change Will Do You Good--Sheryl Crow
3 MMMBop--Hanson
4 Sunny Came Home--Shawn Colvin
5 Semi-Charmed Life--Third Eye Blind
6 I Want You--Savage Garden
7 Your Woman--White Town
8 Staring at the Sun--U2
9 Elegantly Wasted--INXS
10 Hole in My Soul--Aerosmith

Singles entering the chart were Numb by Holly McNarland (#85); Drinking in L.A. by Bran Van 3000 (#91); Third of June by Corey Hart (#92); Euphoria (Firefly) by Delirium (#94); A Little Bit of Ecstasy by Jocelyn Enriquez (#95); and Not Where it's At by Del Amitri (#97).

10 years ago
2007


Business
An investment group led by the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board acquired BCE Inc., Canada's largest telecommunications company, in a cash and debt deal worth nearly $52 billion; it was the biggest corporate takeover in Canadian history.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (0-1) 9 @ Calgary (1-0) 37

June 29, 2017

250 years ago
1767


Politics and government
The British Parliament approved the Townshend Acts, requiring colonists to pay extra import duties for salaries of colonial governors and judges.

210 years ago
1807


War
In the Russo-Turkish War, Russian forces commanded by Admiral Dmitry Senyavin destroyed the Ottoman fleet led by Seyit Ali in the Battle of Athos.

120 years ago
1897


Politics and government
William Paterson was appointed Minister of Customs in the Canadian government of Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier.

Labour
Canada's Alien Labour Act received royal assent.

Disasters
A tornado struck London, Ontario, destroying barns and orchards.

90 years ago
1927


Aviation
The Bird of Paradise, a U.S. Army Air Corps Fokker tri-motor, completed the first transpacific flight, from the mainland United States to Hawaii.

Wallace Turnbull tested his variable-pitch propeller on an Avro 504 trainer for the first time,at Camp Borden, Ontario.

80 years ago
1937


Weather
The temperature in Edmonton reached 101 F. (37.2 C.), the hottest day ever recorded in the city.

Aviation
Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan arrived in Lae, New Guinea, having completed about 22,000 of the 29,000 miles planned for their trip around the world. They had departed Miami, Florida on June 1, heading eastward, after a westward attempt from Oakland, California had been unsuccessful.

Transportation
Joseph-Armand Bombardier of Valcourt, Quebec patented his Bombardier B-7 Snow Tractor, a seven-passenger tracked machine costing $7,500.

Diplomacy
Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King arrived in Germany, and visited German Fuehrer Adolf Hitler.

Politics and government
Premier Angus L. Macdonald led his Liberal Party to its second consecutive majority in the Nova Scotia provincial election. The Liberals won 25 of 30 seats in the House of Assembly, an increase of 3 seats from the most recent election in 1933. The Conservatives, led by Gordon Harrington, dropped from 8 seats to 5.

75 years ago
1942


War
German forces commanded by Field Marshal Erwin Rommel captured the British base at Matruh, Egypt, taking 6,000 prisoners, knocking out 36 tanks, and shooting down 17 planes. The U.S.S.R. admitted the loss of 10,000 men, and reported that another 10,000 were missing in the Volkhov River area.

70 years ago
1947


Diplomacy
The United Nations Palestine Inquiry Commission voted unanimously to condemn continued Zionist terrorism as a "flagrant disregard" of the UN appeal for a temporary truce.

Asiatica
Representatives of British Baluchistan, meeting in Quetta, voted to join Pakistan.

Golf
Betty Jameson won the U.S. Women's Open in Greensboro, North Carolina.

60 years ago
1957


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Round and Round--Perry Como; The Four Lads (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Heimatlos--Freddy Quinn (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Mirror): Yes Tonight, Josephine--Johnnie Ray (4th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Love Letters in the Sand--Pat Boone (4th week at #1)
2 Bye Bye Love--The Everly Brothers
3 So Rare--Jimmy Dorsey and his Orchestra
4 A White Sport Coat (And a Pink Carnation)--Marty Robbins
5 Dark Moon--Gale Storm
--Bonnie Guitar
6 It's Not for Me to Say--Johnny Mathis
7 Searchin'--The Coasters
8 Start Movin' (In My Direction)--Sal Mineo
9 All Shook Up--Elvis Presley
10 Little Darlin'--The Diamonds

Singles entering the chart were (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear by Elvis Presley (#29); A Fallen Star, with versions by the Hilltoppers, and Nick Noble (#39, charting with the versions by Jimmy Newman, and Ferlin Husky); Short Fat Fannie by Larry Williams (#48); Whispering Bells by the Dell-Vikings (#49); Sweet Stuff by Guy Mitchell (#51); Teardrops in My Heart by Teresa Brewer (#53); Rainbow by Russ Hamilton (#59); and White Silver Sands, with versions by Don Rondo, and Dave Gardner (#60). The B-side of Short Fat Fannie, High School Dance, was co-written by Sonny Bono, and was the first song of his to be recorded.

Politics and government
Meeting in Budapest for its first annual conference since the 1956 revolt, the Hungarian Communist Party announced that Premier Janos Kadar had been renamed the party's First Secretary and a Political Committee member.

Scandal
A U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services subcommittee report charged that 90% of the Defense Department's arms contracts were awarded without competitive bids and that the department was using the Korean emergency proclamation to conceal its purchasing methods from the public.

Economics and finance
The South Vietnamese National Assembly adopted a law nationalizing all property of former Emperor Bao Dai.

Golf
Betsy Rawls was declared the winner of the U.S. Women's Open in Mamaroneck, New York, following the disqualification of Jacqueline Pung for signing an incorrect scorecard.

50 years ago
1967


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): A Whiter Shade of Pale--Procol Harum (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): A Whiter Shade of Pale--Procol Harum (4th week at #1)

Died on this date
Primo Carnera, 60
. Italian boxer. Mr. Carnera, an acromegalic 6' 6" giant nicknamed the "Ambling Alp," was world heavyweight champion from 1933-1934. He compiled a record of 88-14 with 72 knockout wins in a professional career from 1928-1946, but he was controlled by organized crime, and many of his wins were regarded as fixed. Mr. Carnera was a professional wrestler from 1946 until the 1960s. He died of a combination of liver disease and diabetes.

Jayne Mansfield, 34. U.S. actress. Miss Mansfield, born Vera Jayne Palmer, was known for her large breasts and was regarded as an imitator of Marilyn Monroe in the 1950s and '60s. Miss Mansfield's best-known movies were The Girl Can't Help It (1956) and Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957); in 1963, she starred in Promises! Promises! (1963), becoming the first major American actress to have a nude starring role in a movie. Miss Mansfield was known for an active private life, with relationships with numerous men. Several hours after performing at Gus Stevens Supper Club in Biloxi, Mississippi, Miss Mansfield, her attorney and lover Sam Brody and their driver, Ronnie Harrison, 20, were killed when their car struck the rear of a tractor-trailer that had slowed behind a truck that was spraying insecticide. Miss Mansfield died of severe head trauma and her wig was knocked off, leading to an urban legend that she was decapitated; three of her children, sleeping in the back seat of the car, survived the accident with minor injuries.

Canadiana
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip began a week-long visit to Canada to celebrate the centennial of Confederation.

Weather
A record 44 inches (111.8 centimetres) of snow fell on Livingston Ranger Station, Alberta, the heaviest summer snowfall in Canadian history.

Boxing
Doug Jones (30-9-1) scored a technical knockout of Boone Kirkman (11-1) in the 7th round of a heavyweight bout at Seattle Center Coliseum. Referee Whitey Domstad stopped the fight because Mr. Kirkman had a cut and swollen right eye; Mr. Kirkman was ahead on points on all three cards. The win was the last for Mr. Jones.

40 years ago
1977


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Show You the Way to Go--The Jacksons (2nd week at #1)

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Montreal (1-2) 20 @ Toronto (0-2-1) 6
Saskatchewan (0-3) 17 @ Calgary (2-1) 46

30 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)--Whitney Houston (3rd week at #1)

Politics and government
Roh Tae Woo, leader of South Korea’s ruling Democratic Justice Party and that party’s candidate in the December 1987 presidential election, acceded to opposition demands for reform. He supported a constitutional amendment to provide a direct presidential election; amnesty and restoration of civil rights for opposition leader Kim Dae Jung; release of most political prisoners; “bold social reforms;” and a crackdown on crime and corruption.

U.S. Senator Al Gore of Tennessee announced his intention to seek the 1988 Democratic party nomination for President of the United States.

Baseball
Dave Winfield's second home run of the game--a grand slam in the top of the 8th inning--gave the New York Yankees a 15-14 win over the Toronto Blue Jays before 42,179 fans at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto. Mr. Winfield hit a 2-run homer in the 1st inning, and Ron Kittle hit a 2-run inside-the-park home run two batters later. Don Mattingly hit a grand slam for the Yankees in the 2nd inning, and Mike Pagliarulo added a 2-run homer in the 6th. Cecil Fielder hit a 2-run homer for Toronto in the 1st inning; Willie Upshaw hit a solo home run in the 6th, and Lloyd Moseby hit a 3-run homer later in the inning.

Wade Boggs drove in 7 runs with a grand slam, triple, and single as the Boston Red Sox routed the Baltimore Orioles 14-3 before 31,139 fans at Fenway Park in Boston.

Dick Schofield and Doug DeCinces opened the 7th inning with consecutive home runs, and Wally Joyner hit a 3-run homer three batters later as the California Angels beat the Cleveland Indians 11-4 before 5,888 fans at Cleveland Stadium.

The Detroit Tigers scored 4 runs in the 2nd inning and 5 in the 5th as they routed the Milwaukee Brewers 11-1 before 21,487 fans at County Stadium in Milwaukee. Jack Morris started on the mound for Detroit and allowed 2 hits and no runs in 7 innings to improve his record for the season to 11-3. John Henry Johnson, the second of three Milwaukee pitchers, allowed 9 hits, 2 bases on balls, and 5 runs--all earned--in 3 2/3 innings in the 214th and last game of his 8-year major league career.

Bo Jackson's solo home run climaxed a 3-run 5th inning as the Kansas City Royals edged the Minnesota Twins 3-2 before 35,872 fans at Royals Stadium in a game that was called because of rain with 1 out in the bottom of the 5th, just one batter after Mr. Jackson's homer.

Vince Coleman singled to lead off the top of the 11th inning, stole second base, and scored on a single by Ozzie Smith to break a 7-7 tie as the St. Louis Cardinals edged the New York Mets 8-7 before 43,106 fans at Shea Stadium in New York. The Mets led 7-3 after 6 innings, but the Cardinals rallied with 2 runs in the 7th, 1 in the 8th, and 1 in the 9th.

Zane Smith pitched a 5-hit shutout for the Atlanta Braves as they edged the San Francisco Giants 1-0 before 5,921 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The Braves managed just 3 hits off San Francisco starting pitcher Mark Grant, but scored in the 7th when Dion James bunted for a single to lead off, moved to second base on a sacrifice bunt, and scored on a single by Gerald Perry. The Giants came close to scoring in the 5th inning when Joel Youngblood attempted to score from third base on a bunt by Matt Williams, but Mr. Smith fielded the bunt and tagged Mr. Youngblood out at the plate. Home plate umpire Billy Williams collided with Mr. Smith on the play, was knocked unconscious, and suffered a broken right leg, ending his major league career after 25 seasons and 3,432 games.

Jimmy Jones relieved injured starting pitcher Storm Davis after the 1st inning and allowed just 2 hits in 8 innings to get the win as the San Diego Padres blanked the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0 before 42,738 fans at Dodger Stadium.

25 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Abba-esque--Erasure (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Mohammed Boudiaf, 73
. Chairman of the High Council of State of Algeria, 1992. Mr. Boudiaf was one of the founders of the Front de libération nationale (FLN) that led Algeria's war of independence against France from 1962-1965. After independence, Mr. Boudiaf fell into disfavour, and spent 27 years in exile in Morocco. He was invited back to Algeria to become Chairman of the High Council of State, a figurehead body for the military junta in power at the time. He was assassinated by a bodyguard while making a televised speech at the opening of a cultural centre in Annaba in his first public appearance outside Algiers since becoming head of state.

World events
Serbs who had been besieging the Bosnia-Herzegovinian capital of Sarajevo turned control of the Sarajevo airport over to 34 United Nations troops, clearing the way for delivery of food and medicine to the city. The first plane carrying relief supplies arrived within hours.

Society
The United States Supreme Court upheld parts of a Pennsylvania law imposing some limits on a woman’s ability to obtain an abortion. President George Bush welcomed the decision and said, “I oppose abortion in all cases except rape or incest or where the life of the mother is at stake.” Arkansas Governor and presumptive 1992 Democratic Party presidential nominee Bill Clinton, reaffirmed his support for abortion on demand, saying that the “constitutional right to choose is hanging by a thread.”

Hockey
NHL
The National Hockey League awarded the contract of Eric Lindros to the Philadelphia Flyers instead of the New York Rangers; originally drafted by the Québec Nordiques, Mr. Lindros refused to sign with them because they were a small-market team.

20 years ago
1997


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): MMMBop--Hanson (5th week at #1)

#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): MMMBop--Hanson (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Austria (Ö3): MMMBop--Hanson

#1 single in Switzerland: MMMBop--Hanson (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
William Hickey, 69
. U.S. actor. Mr. Hickey had a long career in plays, movies, and television programs. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his supporting performance in Prizzi's Honor (1985). Mr. Hickey, known for his gravelly voice, died of emphysema and bronchitis.

10 years ago
2007


Died on this date
Joel Siegel, 63
. U.S. broadcaster. Mr. Siegel was the movie critic for the ABC television program Good Morning America from 1981 until his death from colo-rectal cancer, eight days before his 64th birthday.

Technology
Apple Inc. released its first mobile phone, the iPhone.

Protest
Canadian Indian groups called an Aboriginal Day of Protest, blockading major transportation routes in Ontario and Quebec.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (1-0) 16 @ Montreal (0-1) 7

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

June 28, 2017

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, James Remnant!

1,250 years ago
767


Died on this date
Paul I, 66 or 67
. Roman Catholic Pope, 757-767. Paul I succeeded his brother Stephen II as pope. Pope Paul's reign reign was dominated by relations with the Frankish and Lombard kings and with the Eastern emperor. His death resulted in rival claims for papal throne by antipopes Constanine II and Philip before Stephen III was elected Pope in 768.

210 years ago
1807


War
In the second British invasion of the Río de la Plata, John Whitelocke landed at Ensenada in an attempt to recapture Buenos Aires.

150 years ago
1867


Born on this date
Luigi Pirandello
. Italian writer. Mr. Pirandello wrote novels, short stories, and poems, but was best known for his plays. He was awarded the 1934 Nobel Prize in Literature for "his almost magical power to turn psychological analysis into good theatre." Mr. Pirandello died on December 10, 1936 at the age of 69.

125 years ago
1892


Defense
The U.S. Navy battleship USS Texas was launched at Norfolk, Virginia.

75 years ago
1942


War
German forces started their strategic summer offensive--codenamed Fall Blau (Case Blue)--in southern Russia. The U.S. Navy reported that four Japanese aircraft carriers--the Akagi, Kaga, Soryu, and Hiryu--had been sunk during the Battle of Midway. The U.S. Western Defense Command announced that German and Italian aliens would be permitted to return to their homes in that area.

Defense
Brazilian Foreign Minister Oswaldo Aranha announced that all of Brazil's ocean-going merchant marine would be placed under the jurisdiction of the Allied Shipping Control Board.

Education
The U.S. National Education Association proposed the creation of a nationwide teachers placement service to be established and controlled by the U.S. Employment Service.

70 years ago
1947


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba (My Bambino Go to Sleep)--Perry Como

Diplomacy
A document submitted to the United Nations Palestine Inquiry Commission in Jerusalem by the Irgun Zvai Leumi terrorist organization demanded the creation of a Jewish state covering Palestine and Transjordan.

Yugoslavia rejected the United Nations Balkan Inquiry Commission's request for permission to investigate charges of Greek guerrilla encampments in Yugoslavian territory.

War
Stern Gang gumen fired on British soldiers outside a theatre in Tel Aviv, killing three and wounding two.

Former Baltimore journalist Douglas Chandler was convicted in Boston of 10 counts of treason for acting as a Nazi broadcaster during World War II.

Politics and government
The Progressive Citizens of America, meeting in Chicago, approved a resolution stating that a third party may be required in the 1948 elections to give American voters a political choice.

Religion
The Central Conference of American Rabbis, a reform group, voted in Montreal to retain a 1909 resolution opposing marriages between Jews and unconverted non-Jews.

60 years ago
1957


Hit parade
#1 single in France (IFOP): Bambino--Dalida (13th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Puttin' on the Style/Gamblin' Man--Lonnie Donegan

Diplomacy
The U.S. State Department rejected requests from 11 Arab states that the United States suspend military aid to France on the grounds that U.S. arms were being used against Algerian nationalists.

Society
The U.S. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People awarded its Spingarn Medal for high achievement to Montgomery, Alabama civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Economics and finance
The U.S. Reconstruction Finance Corporation suspended operations.

Baseball
Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick removed three Cincinnati Redlegs from the starting lineup of the July 9 major league All-Star Game at St. Louis after Cincinnati fans stuffed the ballot box. First baseman George Crowe and outfielders Gus Bell and Wally Post were removed and replaced by first baseman Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals and outfielders Willie Mays of the New York Giants and Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves. Fans weren't allowed to vote again for All-Star Game starting lineups until 1970.

50 years ago
1967


Hit parade
Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 This is My Song--Petula Clark (4th week at #1)
2 Puppet on a String--Sandie Shaw
3 When I was Young--Eric Burdon & the Animals
4 New York Mining Disaster 1941--Bee Gees
5 Somethin' Stupid--Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra
6 The Girls in Paris--Lee Hazlewood
7 The Happening--The Supremes
8 Young Girl-The Twilights
9 Creeque Alley--The Mamas and the Papas
10 Don't Blame the Children--Sammy Davis, Jr.

Singles entering the chart were A Whiter Shade of Pale by Procol Harum (#25); Waterloo Sunset by the Kinks (#31); and Finchley Central by the New Vaudeville Band (#40).

Music
Jayne Mansfield performed two shows at Gus Stevens Supper Club in Biloxi, Mississippi. She and two companions were killed in a car accident early the next morning.

World events
Israel declared Jerusalem reunified under its sovereignty following its capture of the Arab sector in the Six-Day War.

Protest
Two days of rioting by Negroes on the east side of Buffalo, New York concluded, resulting in widespread vandalism.

40 years ago
1977


On the radio
CBS Radio Mystery Theater
Tonight's episode: The Adventure of the Speckled Band, starring Kevin McCarthy and Court Benson

Politics and government
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 to uphold a law passed by Congress in 1974 that directed the U.S. government to control Richard Nixon's presidential papers and tape recordings. Mr. Nixon had challenged the law on the grounds of separation of powers; protection of privacy; prohibition against bills of attainder; right of association; and privilege for confidential communications. The court majority held that Congress had a right to treat Mr. Nixon as "a legitimate class of one" in passing a special law regarding his papers, because the case arose in "a context unique in the history of the presidency," requiring "immediate action," due to the danger that some of the 42 million documents and 880 tapes might be destroyed.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Hamilton (2-1) 20 @ Ottawa (1-1-1) 36
Winnipeg (3-0) 34 @ British Columbia (1-2) 17

30 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)--Whitney Houston

#1 single in France: Viens boire un p'tit coup à la maison--License IV (12th week at #1)

War
For the first time in military history, a civilian population was targeted for chemical attack when Iraqi warplanes bombed the Iranian town of Sardasht.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (1-1) 1 @ British Columbia (1-0) 44

25 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): White Men Can't Jump--Riff

#1 single in Austria (Ö3): It's My Life--Dr. Alban (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Rhythm is a Dancer--Snap!

Disasters
An earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale—the highest reading in California in 40 years—struck southern California. Its epicentre was in Yucca Valley, about 90 miles east of Los Angeles. A second quake, measuring 6.5 with an epicentre about 20 miles west of the first quake, struck three hours later. One child was killed, 350 people were injured, and damage was estimated at $16 million.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Toronto (1-2) 28 @ Calgary (2-1) 36

20 years ago
1997


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Around the World--Daft Punk (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Love and Respect--Supa T & the Party Animals

#1 single in France (SNEP): Alane--Wes (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Ecuador--Sash! (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Wallonia (Ultratop 40): María--Ricky Martin (8th week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): MMMBop--Hanson (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): I'll Be Missing You--Puff Daddy and Faith Evans featuring 112

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I'll Be Missing You--Puff Daddy and Faith Evans featuring 112 (3rd week at #1)

Boxing
Evander Holyfield (34-3) retained his World Boxing Association world heavyweight title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas when former champion Mike Tyson (45-3), who had lost the title to Mr. Holyfield seven months earlier, was disqualified at the end of the 3rd round for biting and bloodying both of Mr. Holyfield's ears. The bites left Mr. Holyfield howling in pain and resulted in Mr. Tyson's disqualification and permanent ban from fighting in Nevada. The ban was lifted 16 months later.



10 years ago
2007


Died on this date
Eugene Fluckey, 93
. U.S. military officer. Rear Admiral Fluckey, nicknamed "Lucky Fluckey," received the Medal of Honor and four Navy Crosses for his service as a U.S. Navy submarine commander during World War II.

Kiichi Miyazawa, 87. Prime Minister of Japan, 1991-1993. Mr. Miyazawa, a member of the Liberal Democratic Party, was first elected to the Diet in 1953, and held various positions before becoming Prime Minister. He resigned after his government lost a non-confidence vote.

Canadiana
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) confirmed the Rideau Canal, which stretches from Ottawa to Kingston, Onatario, as a World Heritage Site.

Environment
The American bald eagle was removed from the endangered species list.

Business
The Supreme Court of Canada unanimously upheld the laws restricting tobacco companies from advertising their products; the companies argued that the laws violated their right to freedom of expression.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (1-0) 24 @ Toronto (0-1) 22
Winnipeg (0-0-1) 39 @ Edmonton (0-0-1) 39

Charles Roberts rushed 2 yards for his fourth touchdown of the game, and Troy Westwood's convert tied the game in the first overtime possession to give the Blue Bombers their tie against the Eskimos before 33,038 fans at Commonwealth Stadium. Neither team was able to score in the second overtime possession. Edmonton quarterback Ricky Ray, who completed 33 of 42 passes for 394 yards and 5 touchdowns, connected with Jason Tucker for his second touchdown of the game in the first overtime possession. The Blue Bombers had forced the overtime on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Kevin Glenn to Milt Stegall with 31 seconds remaining in regulation time, converted by Mr. Westwood, 2 minutes 17 seconds after Mr. Ray had completed a 4-yard TD pass to Kamau Peterson to put the Eskimos ahead. Edmonton running back Tyler Ebell played his first Canadian Football League game, rushing 16 times for 132 yards--including a 56-yard burst from deep in Edmonton territory--and catching 7 passes for 35 yards, including a 5-yard TD from Mr. Ray to open the scoring 4 minutes into the game. Former British Columbia Lion T.J. Acree, playing his first game as an Eskimo, led Edmonton receivers with 9 receptions for 123 yards.

June 27, 2017

150 years ago
1867


War
Liberal forces in Mexico captured Vera Cruz.

125 years ago
1892


Boxing
World bantamweight champion George Dixon (17-1-9) scored a 14-round knockout over Fred Johnson (33-7-1) at Coney Island Athletic Club in Brooklyn in what was billed as a fight for the 118-pound championship of the world.

100 years ago
1917


Died on this date
Karl Allmenröder, 21
. German military aviator. Leutnant Allmenröder flew in teh German Air Service's Jagdstaffel 11 under the command of Manfred von Richtofen, and recorded 30 combat victories from February 16-June 26, 1917. He was shot down and died in a crash near Zillebeke, Belgium.

90 years ago
1927


Politics and government
Japanese Prime Minister Tanaka Giichi convened a "Far East Conference" with members of the Japanese Foreign Ministry, Army Ministry, Navy Ministry, and Finance Ministry to discuss Japan's plans for China; later, a document detailing these plans, the "Tanaka Memorial" was leaked, although it is now considered a forgery.

75 years ago
1942


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Sleepy Lagoon--Harry James and his Orchestra (2nd week at #1)

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Bruce Johnston!
The Beach Boys’ musician is one week younger than the group's founder and leader, Brian Wilson. Mr. Johnston was born Benjamin Baldwin in Peoria, Illnois and adopted by a family from Chicago named Johnston, who moved to Los Angeles. Mr. Johnston wrote and produced records as a teenager for artists such as the Gamblers and Ron Holden, and performed on his own and with Terry Melcher as Bruce & Terry. When Brian Wilson quit touring with the Beach Boys at the end of 1964, session guitarist Glen Campbell replaced him on tour in the early months of 1965, but decided to pursue a solo career instead of joining the group full-time. Mr. Johnston joined the Beach Boys on tour on April 9, 1965, and joined them in the studio for the first time when California Girls was recorded a month later. He didn't appear on the front cover of a Beach Boys' album until Friends (1968), although he can be seen in photos on the back cover of Pet Sounds (1966), and was present at photo sessions for several earlier albums. Mr. Johnston's composition Tears in the Morning, on which he sang lead, was released as a single in October 1970, but failed to become a hit except in the Netherlands. Disney Girls (1957), released in 1971 as a track on the Surf's Up album, wasn't released as a single, but was highly regarded and covered by other artists, including Art Garfunkel, and is occasionally performed by the Beach Boys in concert to this day. Mr. Johnston fell out with then-Beach Boys' manager Jack Rieley and left the group early in 1972, shortly after the beginning of recording for the album Carl and the Passions--"So Tough" (1972). With Mr. Melcher, he formed the group California Music (later known as California), who released several singles from 1974-1978. Barry Manilow had a major hit in late 1975-early 1976 with Mr. Johnston's composition I Write the Songs, which won a Grammy Award in 1977 as song of the year. Mr. Johnston released a solo album titled Going Public in 1977. In late 1978, Mr. Johnston rejoined the Beach Boys as a performer, songwriter, and producer, and has remained with the group ever since. For most of the time since 1999, he and Mike Love have been the only real Beach Boys performing under the group's name.

Happy Birthday, Danny Breeden!
Mr. Breeden, a native of Albany, Georgia, was a catcher who played 3 games with the Cincinnati Reds in 1969 and
25 games with the Chicago Cubs in 1971. In 28 games he batted .151 with no home runs and 5 runs batted in. Mr. Breeden played in the minor leagues from 1963-1973, batting .257 with 51 home runs and 266 runs batted in in 946 games. Mr. Breeden's brother Hal, a first baseman, was my favourite player for several years when he was with the Montreal Expos. The brothers were teammates with the Cubs in 1971. Hal was born two years and one day after Danny.

War
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill issued a joint statement concerning their conference in Washington with the Pacific War Council, indicating that efforts would be made to divert Germany's strength from Russia, and means would be found to relieve China from Japanese pressure. U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation Director J. Edgar Hoover announced the arrest of eight highly-trained saboteurs who had landed on the coasts of Long Island and Florida. The U.S. Navy called for 1,000 owners of small boats capable of ocean travel to volunteer themselves and their boats for service with Coast Guard anti-submarine patrols. U.S. planes from the Hawaiian command attacked Japanese-occupied Wake Island, reportedly damaging airfield and shore batteries without losing any planes.

Politics and government
The Argentine Congress accepted President Roberto Oriz's resignation, and permitted Vice President Ramos Castillo to complete the term ending February 20, 1944.

Agriculture
The U.S.A., U.K., Canada, Argentina, and Australia signed an international agreement to pool 100 million bushels of wheat and flour for relief purposes in war-stricken areas.

Crime
The U.S. Supreme Court denied a stay of execution to Negro sharecropper Odell Waller, whose case had been appealed on the grounds that his jury had failed to contain non-payers of poll taxes.

70 years ago
1947


World events
Sheik Hassan Abu el Seoud, leader of the 1939 Arab revolt against Britain and the 1941 Iraqi uprising, returned from Cairo to Jerusalem with the permission of British authorities.

Diplomacy
A five-nation mediation commission in Washington concluded six weeks of deliberations by rejecting Siamese claims to territory in French Indochina.

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives completed action on a measure providing $73.5 million for U.S. participation in the Inrternational Refugee Organization.

Politics and government
Indonesian President Ahmed Sukarno accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Sutan Sjahrir and assumed executive control of the state.

General Aleksandr Kotikov, U.S.S.R. representative on the Allied command in Berlin, vetoed the June 24 election of Ernst Reuter as the city's mayor.

The U.S. State Department announced the dismissal of 10 unidentified employees for Communist affiliations or suspected disloyalty. A U.S. federal district court in Washington gave accused Communist agent Gerhard Eisler a maximum one-year prison sentence and a $1,000 fine for contempt of Congress. 16 members of the Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee were also convicted of contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over organization records to the House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities.

Economics and finance
Peru lifted import restrictions on all items except certain foods, drugs, and industrial machinery.

Labour
Ford Motor Company granted the United Auto Workers the automobile industry's first pension plan, costing an initial $200 million and $15 million yearly.

60 years ago
1957


Died on this date
Hermann Buhl, 32
. Austrian mountaineer. Mr. Buhl led the first ascents of Nanga Parbat (1953) and Broad Peak (1957). Less than three weeks after the ascent of Broad Peak, Mr. Buhl was attempting to climb Chogolisa in Pakistan when he lost his way in a snowstorm, walked over a cornice, and triggered an avalanche which hurled him 900 metres down the mountain's north face, where he remains in the ice.

Politics and government
The Italian Parliament reconfirmed Prime Minister Adone Zoli's cabinet, after Mr. Zoli had resigned rather than govern with a majority dependent on neo-Fascist support.

Communications
The Canadian Overseas Telephone Corporation (COTC) started the first direct radio-telegraph service from Canada to Japan.

Health
The U.K. Medical Research Council reported that the link between smoking and lung cancer was one of "direct cause and effect."

Law
In the wake of the controversy over the case of U.S. Army Private William Girard, whom Japanese authorities wanted to try for the slaying of a Japanese woman at a U.S. firing range near Somagahara, the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee approved a resolution barring the trial of U.S. servicemen by foreign courts.

Disasters
Hurricane Audrey made landfall near the Texas–Louisiana border, killing over 400 people, mainly in and around Cameron, Louisiana.

Typhoon Virginia struck Japan and Taiwan, with 86 people listed as dead or missing.

40 years ago
1977


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Help is on its Way--Little River Band

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Nagisa no Sindbad--Pink Lady

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Linda--Miguel Bosé (3rd week at #1)

Africana
As a result of 98.8% of voters in a referendum favouring independence from France, French Somaliland became the Republic of Djibouti, with Hassan Gouled Aptidon as the country's first President.

Religion
Joseph Ratzinger, the future Pope Benedict XVI, was named a cardinal by Pope Paul VI.

Protest
U.K. Home Secretary Merlyn Rees appealed for calm following two weeks of violent clashes outside the Grunwick factory in north London.

30 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy: Let it Be--Ferry Aid (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Multimix--The Communards (7th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Hold Me Now--Johnny Logan (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)--Whitney Houston (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Star Trekkin'--The Firm

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Star Trekkin'--The Firm

#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): Star Trekkin'--The Firm (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)--Whitney Houston

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Head to Toe--Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam (2nd week at #1)
2 I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)--Whitney Houston
3 Always--Atlantic Starr
4 Alone--Heart
5 Songbird--Kenny G
6 In Too Deep--Genesis
7 Shakedown--Bob Seger
8 You Keep Me Hangin' On--Kim Wilde
9 Diamonds--Herb Alpert (vocals by Lisa Keith and Janet Jackson)
10 Just to See Her--Smokey Robinson

Singles entering the chart were It's Not Over ('Til it's Over) by Starship (#66); Living in a Box by Living in a Box (#80); Jam Tonight by Freddie Jackson (#82); Lies by Jonathan Butler (#86); Holiday by Kool & The Gang (#87); and Why Can't I Be You? by the Cure (#89).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 You Keep Me Hangin' On--Kim Wilde
2 Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You--Glenn Medeiros
3 I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)--Whitney Houston
4 Always--Atlantic Starr
5 Boom Boom--Paul Lekakis
6 Head to Toe--Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
7 (I Just) Died in Your Arms--Cutting Crew
8 La Isla Bonita--Madonna
9 Looking for a New Love--Jody Watley
10 Alone--Heart

Singles entering the chart were Don't Mean Nothing by Richard Marx (#86); Luka by Suzanne Vega (#91); Endless Nights by Eddie Money (#94); Ocean Blues (Emotion Blue) by Tom Cochrane (#96); In the Name of Money by Gino Vannelli (#97); and Goin' Off the Deep End by Lee Aaron (#98).

Music
10 of Winnipeg's early rock bands performed at a Winnipeg nightclub in a concert organized by local rock historian John Einarson. The show featured former Guess Who bandmates Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings, jamming with Neil Young; they were joined by Guess Who founder Chad Allan and Fred Turner, formerly of Bachman-Turner Overdrive.

Football
CFL
Calgary (1-1) 16 @ Edmonton (1-0) 54

Henry “Gizmo” Williams set a CFL single-game record with 221 yards on punt returns, and returned 2 for touchdowns to help the Eskimos defeat the Stampeders at Commonwealth Stadium. Edmonton cornerback Greg Harding intercepted a Rick Worman pass on the last play of the first half; it was his last CFL interception, because he was cut from the team before the next game. Starting Edmonton quarterback Matt Dunigan led the team to an early touchdown, but was soon injured, and was replaced by Damon Allen.

25 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Jump--Kris Kross

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Kimi ga iru dakede--Kome Club (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Rhythm is a Dancer--Snap! (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Sensacion de Vivir--Xuxa

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Rhythm is a Dancer--Snap! (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): Smells Like Teen Spirit--Nirvana (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Rhythm is a Dancer--Snap! (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): Abba-esque (EP)--Erasure (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I'll Be There--Mariah Carey (2nd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I'll Be There--Mariah Carey
2 Baby Got Back--Sir Mix-a-Lot
3 Under the Bridge--Red Hot Chili Peppers
4 Jump--Kris Kross
5 Damn I Wish I was Your Lover--Sophie B. Hawkins
6 Achy Breaky Heart--Billy Ray Cyrus
7 If You Asked Me To--Celine Dion
8 My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)--En Vogue
9 Tennessee--Arrested Development
10 The Best Things in Life are Free--Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson

Singles entering the chart were The One by Elton John (#68); Whatever it Takes (To Make You Stay) by Troop (#70); Mr. Loverman by Shabba Ranks (#73); You Remind Me by Mary J. Blige (#78); I Need Love by Olivia Newton-John (#79); Reach for the Sky by Firehouse (#82); 57 Channels (And Nothin' On) by Bruce Springsteen (#88); Sleeping with the Lights On by Curtis Stigers (#91); and Forever in Your Eyes by Mint Condition (#94).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 If You Asked Me To--Celine Dion (3rd week at #1)
2 Hold on My Heart--Genesis
3 Under the Bridge--Red Hot Chili Peppers
4 You Won't See Me Cry--Wilson Phillips
5 Damn I Wish I was Your Lover--Sophie B. Hawkins
6 Do it to Me--Lionel Richie
7 America--Kim Mitchell
8 I'll Be There--Mariah Carey
9 Why--Annie Lennox
10 Sinking Like a Sunset--Tom Cochrane

Singles entering the chart were Friday I'm in Love by the Cure (#47); The One by Elton John (#59); Baby When I Call Your Name by Corey Hart (#63); Too Funky by George Michael (#65); Teen Angst (What the World Needs Now) by Cracker (#80); Achy Breaky Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus (#84); Good Stuff by the B-52's (#88); If You Believe by Kenny Loggins (#90); and Hero in Me by Jeffrey Gaines (#91).

Died on this date
Allan Jones, 84
. U.S. singer and actor. Mr. Jones appeared in the Marx Brothers movies A Night at the Opera and A Day at the Races (1937). In The Firefly (1937), he sang Donkey Serenade, which became his signature song. Mr. Jones was the father of singer Jack Jones, who was born the night Donkey Serenade was recorded.

Track and field
World decathlon champion Dan O'Brien failed to clear the 15-foot, 9-inch minimum height in the pole vault in three attempts at the U.S. Olympic Trials in New Orleans, and failed to make the U.S. Olympic team for the games in Barcelona. The result was a disaster for the Reebok shoe company, which had made Mr. O'Brien the focus of a $25-million advertising campaign.

20 years ago
1997


Hit parade
#1 single in Germany (Media Control): I'll Be Missing You--Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans and 112

#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Bailando--Paradisio (9th week at #1)

Football
CFL
Hamilton (0-1) 17 @ Montreal (1-0) 27
Winnipeg (0-1) 23 @ Toronto (1-0) 38

10 years ago
2007


Died on this date
William Hutt, 87
. Canadian actor. Mr. Hutt, a native of Toronto, had a career on stage, television, and film that spanned 50 years, but was mainly known as a stage actor--especially through his involvement with the Stratford Festival--and was one of the few people to be able to earn a living in Canada as a stage actor. He was also known for playing Sir John A. Macdonald in the television docudrama series The National Dream (1974).

World events
The Brazilian Military Police invaded the favelas (slums) of Complexo do Alemão and killed 19 people in an episode which is remembered as the Complexo do Alemão massacre.

Politics and government
Tony Blair resigned as British Prime Minister after 10 years in office, and was officially confirmed as Middle East envoy for the United Nations, European Union, United States, and Russia. He was succeeded as Prime Minister by Chancelor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown.

Former Quebec finance minister Pauline Marois was chosen by acclamation in Quebec City as Parti Québecois leader, succeeding André Boisclair, who had resigned on May 8. The PQ had won 36 seats in the provincial election on March 26, finishing third.

Monday, 26 June 2017

June 26, 2017

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Beth Stover!

200 years ago
1817


Born on this date
Branwell Brontë
. U.K. painter and writer. Mr. Brontë, the brother of authors Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë, painted portraits while trying to sell poems and translations. He became a drunkard and drug addict, leading to his death from tuberculosis at the age of 31 on September 24, 1848.

160 years ago
1857


War
The first Victoria Cross ceremony was held at Hyde Park in London, with Queen Victoria investing 62 of the 111 Crimean War recipients.

Disasters
The steamship Montreal caught fire and sank in 15 minutes in the St. Lawrence River near Cap Rouge, Québec; 253 lives were lost, mostly Scottish and Norwegian immigrants on their way to the west. The vessel, which had left Quebec City at 5 P.M. the previous day, had previously caught fire three times, and the crew were slow to respond to the blaze.

125 years ago
1892


Born on this date
Pearl S. Buck
. U.S. author. Mrs. Buck spent most of her early years as the daughter of Presbyterian missionaries in China, and was best known for her novel The Good Earth, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1932. She was awarded the 1938 Nobel Prize in Literature "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces." Mrs. Buck died on March 6, 1973 at the age of 80.

100 years ago
1917


War
The first troops of the American Expeditionary Force arrived in France during World War I.

Politics and government
Premier William Martin led his Liberal Party to a fourth consecutive majority in the Saskatchewan provincial election, taking 51 of 62 seats in the Legislative Assembly. The Liberal total was an increase of 5 from the most recent election in 1912. The Conservatives, led by Wellington Willoughby, remained with 7 seats, while independent candidate Davis Sykes was elected in Swift Current. Three representatives were elected by soldiers-at-large to represent them. The number of ridings was increased to 62 from 53 in 1912.

Labour
Industrial Workers of the World Local 800 miners began a strike against the copper mine at Bisbee, Arizona owned by Phelps Dodge Corporation. Workers at other mines walked out in sympathy, resulting in 3,000 workers--85% of the miners in Bisbee--going on strike.

90 years ago
1927


Americana
The Cyclone roller coaster opened at Luna Park in Coney Island, New York.

75 years ago
1942


War
More than 1,000 British Royal Air Force bombers raided Bremen, Germany for 75 minutes. Three Axis armoured columns drove on Matruh inthe north and Qattara in the south on the Egyptian front. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced that during May the Untied States had produced nearly 4,000 planes, over 1,500 tanks, nearly 2,000 artillery and anti-tank guns, and over 100,000 machine guns. The U.S. Senate passed and sent to President Roosevelt an $8,550-billion naval expansion bill. U.S. authorities announced the removal of 550 natives from the Pribilot Islands in the Bering Sea and Atka Island in the Aleutians to points in southern Alaska. Japanese bombers and fighters bombed the airfield at Port Moresby, New Guinea, but caused little damage.

Defense
The U.S. fighter plane Grumman F6F Hellcat made its first flight.

Economics and finance
The U.S. National Association of Manufacturers presented a nine-point postwar program denying that "a postwar depression" and "fundamental changes in the social order are inevitable."

70 years ago
1947


Died on this date
R.B. Bennett, 76
. Prime Minister of Canada, 1930-1935. Mr. Bennett, a native of Hopewell Hill, New Brunswick, was a teacher before he moved to Calgary in 1897 and made his name as a lawyer. A Conservative, Mr. Bennett entered politics at the territorial level, being elected to the Legislative Assembly of the North-West Territories in 1898, and remaining in provincial politics after Alberta became a province in 1905, becoming leader of the Alberta Conservative Party. He was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 1911, and was in and out of Parliament until winning the leadership of the federal Conservative Party in 1927. Mr. Bennett led the Conservatives to an overwhelming victory in 1930, unseating the governing Liberals of Prime Minister Mackenzie King, but was unable to lift the country from the miseries of the Depression. In 1935 he attempted his own version of U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, but voters in that year's federal election opted to return Mr. King's Liberals to power. Mr. Bennett retired from Canadian politics in 1938 and accepted a peerage, entering the British House of Lords as Viscount Bennett of Mickleham, Calgary, and Hopewell. He died of a heart attack in his bathtub a week before his 77th birthday. Viscount Bennett High School in Calgary is named in his honour.

Politics and government
A U.S. federal court in Washington, D.C. denied a probation plea from Boston Mayor James Curley, forcing him to begin a 6-8 month prison term in Danbury, Connecticut. The Massachusetts legislature named City Clerk John Hynes as acting Mayor of Boston.

Communist Party U.S.A. Secretary Eugene Dennis was convicted in a U.S. federal court in Washington of contempt of Congress, and posted a $10,000 appeal bond.

Economics and finance
The Mexican government announced a national development program aimed at creating new industrial centres.

U.S. President Harry Truman vetoed a congressional wool price bill, claiming that its tariff restrictions "would have an adverse effect on our international relations."

Labour
American Federation of Labor President William Green called the Taft-Hartley Act a "tragic mistake," but dismissed proposals for a general strike against the new law. U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Earl Shreve threatened to press for still more labour legislation.

60 years ago
1957


Died on this date
Mexican Joe Rivers, 65
. U.S. boxer. Mr. Rivers, born Jose Ybarra, was a lightweight who posted a record of 39-24-13-1 in a professional career lasting from 1908-1924. On July 4, 1912, he fought world lightweight champion Ad Wolgast for the title at Vernon Arena in Mr. Rivers' hometown of Vernon, California. At the beginning of the 13th round, each knocked the other down simultaneously, with Mr. Wolgast lying on top of Mr. Rivers. Referee Jack Welsh helped Mr. Wolgast to his feet and declared him the winner in one of the most controversial rulings in boxing history.

Malcolm Lowry, 47. U.K. author and poet. Mr. Lowry was best known for the novel Under the Volcano (1947). He spent some time in Vancouver, British Columbia during World War II, but eventually returned to England, where he drank himself to death just over a month before his 48th birthday.

War
The Israeli Foreign Ministry rejected Egyptian requests for reactivation of the Israeli-Egyptian Mixed Armistice Commission, on the grounds that the 1949 Israeli-Egyptian armistice was "dead and buried."

Defense
U.S. disarmament negotiator Harold Stassen presented a U.S. plan for reduction of non-nuclear armaments by the U.S., U.K., France, and U.S.S.R.

U.S. rocket scientist Wernher von Braun claimed that the U.S. Army had the best long-range missile in the world and that the Army's intermediate-range Jupiter was "far superior" to the Air Force's intermediate-range Thor.

Diplomacy
The two-week Commonwealth Prime Ministers' conference opened in London, England; John Diefenbaker represented Canada, just five days after taking office as Prime Minister.

Politics and government
People's Republic of China Premier Chou En-lai, addressing the opening session of the National People's Congress in Peking, warned that non-Communists would be classified as "enemies of the people" if they persisted in criticism of the government.

Oil
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower formed a cabinet committee headed by Commerce Secretary Sinclair Weeks to examine the threat to national security posed by increasing oil exports.

50 years ago
1967


Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Marionetas en la Cuerda (Puppet on a String)--Sandie Shaw (7th week at #1)

On television tonight
Coronet Blue, starring Frank Converse, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Tomoyo

This was the episode scheduled to be shown this night, but it was the second of two episodes that were pre-empted and never broadcast.

Died on this date
Françoise Dorléac, 25
. French actress. Miss Dorléac, the elder sister of Catherine Deneuve, appeared with her sister in the movie Les demoiselles de Rochefort (The Young Girls of Rochefort) (1967), and also appeared in films such as Cul-de-sac (1966) and Billion Dollar Brain (1967). Miss Dorléac was killed in a car accident.

Protest
Five days of race riots began on the East Side of Buffalo, New York.

Religion
Pope Paul VI appointed 27 new cardinals, including Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II.

40 years ago
1977


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: It Doesn't Matter Anymore--Mark Williams (4th week at #1)

Music
Elvis Presley performed at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis in what proved to be his final concert.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Edmonton (2-0) 18 @ Montreal (0-2) 16

Dave Cutler's field goal on the last play of the game gave the Eskimos their win over the Alouettes at Olympic Stadium.

30 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)--Whitney Houston (3rd week at #1)

Economics and finance
The Central Committee of the U.S.S.R.’s Communist Party endorsed Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev’s economic reforms and elevated three of his allies to full membership in the Politburo. Mr. Gorbachev had addressed the committee the previous day, calling for a “radical reorganization of economic management” by the end of the 1980s. He had endorsed competition for state-owned enterprises; reduced central control over pricing and distribution of goods; and more decision-making by local party organizations.

Politics and government
The United States Senate voted 84-2 in favour of a resolution calling for free elections in Panama.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (0-1) 32 @ Ottawa (1-0) 36

The Rough Riders held off a late challenge from the defending Grey Cup champion Tiger-Cats to give Fred Glick a win in his first regular season game as a CFL head coach. Ottawa receiver Carl Williams caught 3 passes for 82 yards, including a 47-yard touchdown in what turned out to be his only CFL game. He was cut before the next game, and never played in the league again.

25 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Germany (Media Control): Rhythm is a Dancer--Snap! (6th week at #1)

Died on this date
Buddy Rogers, 71
. U.S. wrestler. Mr. Rogers, born Herman Gustav Rohde, Jr., was nicknamed "Nature Boy," and was one of the most popular figures in professional wrestling in the 1950s and '60s. He was world heavyweight champion of both the National Wrestling Alliance (1961-1963) and World Wide Wrestling Federation (1963). Mr. Rogers died after several strokes.

Scandal
Lawrence Garrett resigned as U.S. Secretary of the Navy, saying that he accepted “full responsibility” for the Tailhook scandal. In September 1991 members of the Tailhook Association, a private organization of Navy and Marine Corps fliers, had held their convention at a hotel in Las Vegas. After complaints from women, two Navy investigations concluded that 26 women, including 14 military officers, had been abused at the convention, which had included heavy drinking and entertainment by nude dancers. An admiral was relieved of command for ignoring a complaint. In June it was revealed that Mr. Garrett had been nearby at the time of the misconduct. On the day of Mr. Garrett’s resignation, Navy Lieutenant Paula Coughlin, who claimed to have been assaulted by 20 or more men, met with U.S. President George Bush.

Labour
U.S. President George Bush signed legislation ordering an end to the two-day-old strike of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers against the freight rail company CSX Transportation, Inc. Other freight railroads had shut down operations, and Amtrak passenger trains had been halted where their trains used the freight rails. The United States Congress passed back-to-work legislation on June 25 that provided for a 38-day period for negotiations.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Winnipeg (1-0) 33 @ Saskatchewan (0-1) 11

20 years ago
1997


Hit parade
#1 single in Denmark (Nielsen Music Control & IFPI): MMMBop--Hanson (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Bailando--Paradisio

Died on this date
Don Hutson, 84
. U.S. football player. Mr. Hutson was a split end and kicker with the University of Alabama Crimson Tide (1932-1934) and Green Bay Packers (1935-1945), and was credited with being the first "modern" receiver in professional football. He caught 488 passes for 7,991 yards and 99 touchdowns in 116 regular season games, while returning 30 interceptions for 389 yards and 1 touchdown. Mr. Hutson scored 825 points on 100 touchdowns, 172 extra points, 7 field goals, and a safety touch. He was a First-team All-Pro eight times, and was named the National Football League's Most Valuable Player in 1941 and 1942, helping the Packers win NFL championships in 1936, 1939, and 1944. Mr. Hutson served as an assistant coach with the Packers from 1944-1948, and was inducted as a charter member in both the College Football Hall of Fame (1951) and Professional Football Hall of Fame (1963).

Education
This blogger was at Killarney Junior High School in Edmonton to present the Northern Alberta Branch of the Monarchist League of Canada award to Jonathan Gallant as the most-improved grade 8 student. The award consisted of 25 $1 coins.

Law
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Communications Decency Act violated the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (1-0) 24 @ British Columbia (0-1) 23

10 years ago
2007


Died on this date
Liz Claiborne, 78
. Belgian-born U.S. fashion designer. Miss Claiborne was born to American parents in Brussels but returned to the United States with her family at the age of 10. She was best known for co-founding Liz Claiborne, Inc. in 1976. Miss Claiborne was the first woman to become chief executive officer of a company that made the Fortune 500 list.

Religion
Pope Benedict XVI reinstated the traditional laws of papal election in which a successful candidate must receive two-thirds of the votes.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

June 25, 2017

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Gail McGonigal!

250 years ago
1767


Died on this date
Georg Philipp Telemann, 86
. German composer. Mr. Telemann incorporated the styles of several nations into his more than 3,000 works, about half of which still exist. His compositions receive so much airplay today that this blogger gets the impression that Mr. Telemann wrote more music than all other composers put together.

100 years ago
1917


Born on this date
Nils Karlsson
. Swedish skier. Mr. Karlsson won 37 medals in Swedish national competition, and won the gold medal in the men's 50-kilometre cross-country event in the 1948 Winter Olympic Games at St. Moritz, Switzerland, and the bronze medal in the same competition at the 1950 World Championships in Lake Placid, New York. He died on June 16, 2012, nine days before his 95th birthday.

90 years ago
1927


Politics and government
Albert Saunders led the Liberal Party to victory over the governing Conservative Party of Premier James Stewart in the Prince Edward Island provincial election. The Liberals captured 24 of the 30 seats in the Legislative Assembly, an increase of 19 from the most recent election in 1923; the Conservatives dropped from 25 to 6.

Society
Along with electing a legislature, voters in Prince Edward Island voted to continue prohibition of alcoholic beverages, rather than resort to government control, as in other provinces.

80 years ago
1937


Died on this date
Colin Clive, 37
. U.K. actor. Mr. Clive, born Colin Clive-Greig, was best known for his starring roles in the play (1929) and film (1930) Journey's End, and for playing Dr. Frankenstein in the movies Frankenstein (1931) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935). He was a descendant of military leader Robert Clive, and had a feature role in the movie Clive of India (1935). Colin Clive was a drunkard who died of tuberculosis.

75 years ago
1942


War
The U.S. Office of Censorship revised the Code of Wartime Practices, placing further restrictions on reports of ship movements, cargoes, or air raids, and diplomatic moves or negotiations. Major General Dwight D. Eisenhower was appointed head of the nerwly-established European theatre of operations for U.S. forces. German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's forces drove 60 miles inside Egypt to a point southeast of Sidi Barrani. U.S.S.R. Red Army troops withdrew from Kupyansk, a railway junction on the Oskol River southeast of Kharkov.

Diplomacy
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill conferred in Washington with the Pacific War Council.

With only its two Communist Party members voting no, the Chilean Senate voted to continue a foreign policy of maintaining diplomatic relations with the Axis.

U.S. Attorney General Francis Biddle announced that all persons representing foreign principals must register with the Justice Department by July 9, 1942.

Japanica
The Japanese government announced that Kiska would now be called Narukani Island, and Attu would be called Atitu.

Religion
Dr. William B. Pugh said that the committee which had studied the proposal to merge the Presbyterian and Protestant Episcopal Churches had reached an accord on the basic principles of union of the two American denominations.

70 years ago
1947


Died on this date
Jimmy Doyle, 22
. U.S. boxer. Mr. Doyle, born James Delaney, began as a lightweight, eventually moving up to the welterweight and middleweight divisions. He compiled a record of 42-7-3-1 in a professional career that began in 1941 and ended the night before his death, when he challenged Sugar Ray Robinson for the world welterweight title and suffered a technical knockout in the 8th round. 14 months earlier, Mr. Doyle had been hospitalized with a severe head injury after suffering a 9th-round TKO at the hands of Artie Levine.

Literature
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank was published.

War
Former German SS Colonel Otto Skorzeny went on trial in Dachau on charges of murdering U.S. prisoners during the Battle of the Bulge in late 1944-early 1945.

The Chinese Foreign Office protested to the U.S.S.R. that Soviet obstruction had prevented Chinese government forces from taking control of Dairen and Port Arthur in Manchuria.

Americana
Georgia dedicated former President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Little White House" in Warm Springs as a state shrine.

Politics and government
A seven-man delegation from Newfoundland met in Ottawa with a Canadian cabinet committee to begin discussions on possible union with Canada.

Economics and finance
U.K. Foreign Secretary Arthur Creech Jones announced the establishment of the Colonial Development Corporation to foster the export trade in Britain's African colonies.

The Bizonal German Economic Council held its first meeting in Frankfurt, as U.K. and U.S. authorities announced plans to create an "exporters' fund" which would aid German firms engaged in foreign trade.

60 years ago
1957


World events
Dispatches from Warsaw reported that former Hungarian Premier Imre Nagy had been returned to Budapest from Romania to stand trial for his role in the 1956 revolt against the government.

Diplomacy
Former Ontario Premier and federal Progressive Conservative party leader George Drew was appointed Canada's High Commissioner to Britain, effective August 1, 1957.

Saudi Arabia recalled her Ambassador to Syria in protest against criticism of King Saud and Jordanian King Hussein by Syrian Defense Minister Khaled el-Azm.

Defense
The Nationalist Chinese government announced a shakeup of its military leadership.

U.S. Army Colonel John Nickerson, Jr., a missile expert, pled guilty to a 15-count charge of violating security rules by divulging missile data to unauthorized persons.

Religion
At ceremonies in Cleveland, the United Church of Christ was formed by the merger of the Congregational Christian Council and the Evangelical and Reformed Church.

50 years ago
1967


On television today
Our World, a cooperative production involving contributions from 19 nations, was broadcast live around the world by satellite. The most memorable segment was from the United Kingdom, where the Beatles performed their new song All You Need is Love.



Diplomacy
The three-day Glassboro Summit Conference in Glassboro, New Jersey between U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson and U.S.S.R. Premier Alexei Kosygin concluded.

40 years ago
1977


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Amarsi un po'--Lucio Battisti (8th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Ma Baker--Boney M. (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): Ma Baker--Boney M. (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland: Back Home--Dickie Rock

#1 single in the U.K (BMRB): Show You the Way to Go--The Jacksons

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Got to Give it Up Pt. 1--Marvin Gaye

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Gonna Fly Now (Theme from "Rocky")--Bill Conti
2 Undercover Angel--Alan O'Day
3 Lonely Boy--Andrew Gold
4 Got to Give it Up Pt. 1--Marvin Gaye
5 Feels Like the First Time--Foreigner
6 Jet Airliner--Steve Miller Band
7 Angel in Your Arms--Hot
8 Dreams--Fleetwood Mac
9 Da Doo Ron Ron--Shaun Cassidy
10 Heard it in a Love Song--The Marshall Tucker Band

Singles entering the chart were Swayin' to the Music (Slow Dancin') by Johnny Rivers (#78); Something About You by Leblanc & Carr (#83); Baby Don't Change Your Mind by Gladys Knight and the Pips (#85); Platinum Heroes by Bruce Foster (#91); The Doodle Song by Frankie Miller (#92); Smoke from a Distant Fire by the Sanford/Townsend Band (#93); Float On by the Floaters (#94); What's on My Mind by Kansas (#95); It was Almost Like a Song by Ronnie Milsap (#98); This I Swear by Tyrone Davis (#99); and It's a Crazy World by Mac McAnally (#100).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Lucille--Kenny Rogers
2 Dreams--Fleetwood Mac
3 Angel in Your Arms--Hot
4 Mainstreet--Bob Seger
5 Got to Give it Up Pt. 1--Marvin Gaye
6 Calling Dr. Love--Kiss
7 Lonely Boy--Andrew Gold
8 Feels Like the First Time--Foreigner
9 Heard it in a Love Song--The Marshall Tucker Band
10 You Won't Dance with Me--April Wine

Singles entering the chart were Come in from the Rain by Captain & Tennille (#83); Neon Nites by Atlanta Rhythm Section (#89); (Remember the Days of the) Old Schoolyard by Cat Stevens (#91); If it's the Last Thing I Do by Thelma Houston (#93); Don't Turn the Light Out by Cliff Richard (#96); Telephone Line by Electric Light Orchestra (#97); Baby Don't Change Your Mind by Gladys Knight and the Pips (#98); (Your Love has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher by Rita Coolidge (#99); and People in Love by 10 C.C. (#100).

Horse racing
Sound Reason, with Robin Platts up, won the 118th running of the Queen's Plate at Woodbine Racetrack in Etobicoke, Ontario in a time of 2:06 3/5.

Baseball
The Summer Class A Pioneer League season opened, and the Calgary Cardinals played their first game ever. The Idaho Falls Angels scored 6 runs in the top of the 3rd inning, only to have the Cardinals strike back with 10 in the bottom of the inning on their way to an 11-8 win before 2,722 fans at Foothills Park in Calgary. The 3rd inning took an hour to play, and it didn't help that Calgary starting pitcher Jim Gott walked 6 batters; he allowed 3 hits and 6 runs--5 earned--in 2 2/3 innings, striking out 1 batter. Calgary second baseman Jeff Doyle hit the Cardinals' first home run, a 2-run shot to climax the 3rd-inning onslaught. Third baseman Tye Waller homered to lead off the bottom of the 5th for the Cardinals, while Greg Ris had 2 doubles and a home run, driving in 2 runs for the Angels. Vaughn Yadao pitched 4 2/3 innings of relief to get the win, allowing 4 hits and 2 runs--1 earned, with 3 bases on balls, 5 strikeouts, and 2 wild pitches. Andy Rincon pitched 2 scoreless innings to get the save, walking the first batter he faced before retiring the last 6. Stephen Lettrich started on the mound for Idaho Falls and allowed 2 hits and 5 runs--all earned--with 5 bases on balls, 3 strikeouts, and a wild pitch in 2 2/3 innings. He was relieved by Mike Stover, who failed to retire a batter and took the loss, allowing 2 bases on balls, 2 doubles, and Mr. Doyle's homer; it was Mr. Stover's only game in an Idaho Falls uniform. The game marked the professional debuts for many of the players involved. Calgary players from that game who made it to the major leagues were Messrs. Gott; Rincon; Doyle; Waller; and first baseman Joe DeSa. Idaho Falls players from that game who made it to the majors were shortstop Steve Lubratich; first baseman Daryl Sconiers; and second baseman Alan Wiggins; pitcher Rich Dotson was dressed, but didn't play. The game was broadcast in Calgary on radio station CFAC, with Eric Bishop calling the play, and Dwight Ford providing colour commentary. This blogger and his parents were in attendance, but left after 7 innings, because once the Sun went down, it became so cold at Foothills Park as to be unendurable.

30 years ago
1987


Died on this date
Boudleaux Bryant, 67
. U.S. songwriter. By himself or with his wife Felice, Mr. Bryant wrote many country and pop music hits, most notably for the Everly Brothers. Songs written or co-written by Mr. Bryant included Wake Up, Little Susie; Bye Bye, Love; Bird Dog; Problems; Devoted to You; Love Hurts; Rocky Top; Mexico; and Raining in My Heart.

Diplomacy
Pope John Paul II held an audience in Rome with Austrian President Kurt Waldheim. After their private talks, the pope publicly praised Mr. Waldheim for his work in the 1970s as Secretary-General of the United Nations. Pope John Paul said nothing publicly about allegations that Mr. Waldheim had been involved in human rights abuses while serving in the German army during World War II, but the Roman Catholic Church said it was “surprised and grieved” by Jewish opposition to the meeting of the two heads of state.

Economics and finance
The Dow Jones industrial average closed at 2,451.05.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (1-0) 38 @ Toronto (0-1) 30

The Montreal Alouettes were scheduled to open the season against the Argonauts at Exhibition Stadium, but the team folded on June 24, and a new schedule was hastily announced. It was the first game for Mike Riley as head coach of the Blue Bombers, and the only CFL game for his younger brother Pete, who wore #8 for Winnipeg as a backup defensive back. Winnipeg defensive end John Sturdivant returned a Toronto fumble 27 yards for his only CFL touchdown in what turned out to be his last CFL game; he was cut before the next game, and never played in the CFL again. John Congemi—in his first CFL game—and Danny Barrett split the quarterbacking for the Argonauts. It was the first CFL game ever televised on TSN.

25 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Abba-esque (EP)--Erasure (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Jerome Brown, 27
. U.S. football player. Mr. Brown was an All-American defensive tackle with the University of Miami Hurricanes in 1986, and played with the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League from 1987-1991, winning All-Pro all-star honours in his last two seasons. He was killed in a car accident in his hometown of Brooksville, Florida.

Scandal
Former British Columbia Premier Bill Vander Zalm was acquitted of charges of breach of trust over the 1990 sale of his theme park.

Law
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the Goods and Services tax was within the jurisdiction of the federal government.

Economics and finance
Revising its previous estimate upward, the United States Commerce Department said that the economy had grown at an annual rate of 2.7% in the first quarter of 1992.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
British Columbia (0-1) 36 @ Ottawa (1-0) 43
Calgary (1-1) 20 Toronto (1-1) 1 @ Portland, Oregon

The Stampeders’ win over the Argonauts, televised on TSN, was the first CFL game played in the United States since a pre-season game between the Edmonton Eskimos and British Columbia Lions in Everett, Washington in 1967. The Eskimos and Lions had played a pre-season game at Multnomah Stadium in Portland in 1957.

20 years ago
1997


Died on this date
Jacques Cousteau, 87
. French oceanographer. Mr. Cousteau was a naval officer who turned to oceanography after injuries in a car accident ended his naval career. He pioneered the use of the aqua-lung--greatly aiding underwater exploration--and became known for the book (1953) and subsequent documentary film (1956) The Silent World. Using the ship Calypso as a field laboratory, Mr. Cousteau explored the world's oceans for the next several decades, advocating for the preservation of ocean life. His work was the subject of the television documentary series The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau (1968-1975) and The Cousteau Odyssey (1977-1982). Mr. Cousteau died of a heart attack two weeks after his 87th birthday.

Disasters
An unmanned Progress cargo spacecraft crashed into Russia's Mir space station, knocking out half of the station's power and rupturing a pressurized laboratory.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (1-0) 23 @ Calgary (0-1) 22

Tony Burse rushed for 2 short touchdowns in the last 3 minutes of regulation time as the Eskimos rallied from a 22-9 deficit to edge the Stampeders at McMahon Stadium.