Friday, 18 May 2018

May 18, 2018

750 years ago
1268


War
The Principality of Antioch, a crusader state, fell to the Mamluk Sultan Baibars in the Siege of Antioch.

630 years ago
1388


War
General Lan Yu led a Chinese army forward to crush the Mongol hordes of Toghus Temur, the Khan of Northern Yuan, in the Battle of Buir Lake.

175 years ago
1843


Religion
In the Disruption of 1843, 121 ministers and 73 elders left the Church of Scotland General Assembly at the Church of St. Andrew in Edinburgh to form the Free Church of Scotland. The Church of Scotland had been established by an act of Parliament, and those who left to form the Free Church believed that secular courts should not have jurisdiction over church matters.

170 years ago
1848


Politics and government
The first German National Assembly (Nationalversammlung) opened in Frankfurt.

150 years ago
1868


Born on this date
Nikolai II
. Czar of Russia, 1894-1917. Nikolai II acceded to the throne upon the death of his father, Aleksandr III. Czar Nikolai II opposed democratic reforms, but Russia's loss to Japan in the Russo-Japanese War in 1904 and her disastrous performance on the Allied side in World War I led to revolution. Czar Nikolai abdicated after the "February Revolution" in 1917; the Bolsheviks seized power eight months later, and on July 17, 1918, Czar Nikolai II, 50, and his entire family were executed by Communist soldiers in Yekaterinburg, ending the Romanov dynasty.

130 years ago
1888

Baseball

19-year-old George Borchers of the Chicago Colts pitched a 5-inning shutout in his major league debut‚ winning 13-0 over the Boston Beaneaters at West Side Park in Chicago‚ to increase the Colts’ lead in the National League to 3 games over second-place Boston.

120 years ago
1898

Baseball

Chicago Orphans’ pitcher Walter Thornton had a bad control day as he hit 3 consecutive batters in the 4th inning in an 11-4 loss to the St. Louis Browns at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. Willie Sudhoff was the winning pitcher‚ while former Chicago Colts’ player George Decker had 4 hits. Mr. Thornton's 3 HBPs in a row was a major league record.

110 years ago
1908

Baseball

The Cincinnati Reds handed New York Giants’ ace Christy Mathewson his third loss in a week, pounding him for 15 hits and 9 runs in 7 innings as they beat the Giants 9-5 before 2,500 fans at Palace of the Fans in Cincinnati. Bob Spade pitched a 9-hit complete game for his first win of the season.

The Philadelphia Athletics scored 5 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to defeat the St. Louis Browns 12-10 at Columbia Park in Philadelphia.

100 years ago
1918


Born on this date
Rufe Gentry
. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Gentry played with the Detroit Tigers (1943-1944, 1946-1948), compiling a record of 13-17 with an earned run average of 4.37 in 48 games, batting .184 with no home runs and 10 runs batted in. He died on July 3, 1997 at the age of 79.

Died on this date
Toivo Kuula, 34
. Finnish conductor and composer. Mr. Kuula was known for his choral and vocal works. His major work was considered to be the Stabat Mater, which was unfinished at the time of his death. Mr. Kuula was mortally wounded by a bullet fired during a quarrel that happened in front of the Hotel Seurahuone in Vipuri in conjunction with the first victory celebration of the white victory in the Finnish Civil War.

Disasters
A TNT explosion in a chemical factory in Oakdale, Pennsylvania killed 200.

90 years ago
1928

Politics and government

U.S. President Calvin Coolidge vetoed eight bills, including one giving a 10% ($6 million per year) raise in salaries of night postal workers. President Coolidge also vetoed a measure providing for fuel light and fixtures for all fourth-class postmasters of the country.

Law
The New Jersey Supreme Court voided an Atlantic City ordinance forbidding the eating of ice cream on the Boardwalk.

80 years ago
1938


Politics and government
Prime Minister J.B.M. Hertzog led his United Party to another majority government in the South African general election. The UP won 111 seats in the House of Assembly, a decline of 25 from the most recent election in 1933. The Purified National Party, led by D.F. Malan, finished second with 27 seats, while the Dominion Party, led by Charles Stallard, finished third with 8 seats.

Baseball
Wes Ferrell of the Washington Nationals pitched and batted to defeat the Detroit Tigers 5-1 before 4,700 fans at Briggs Stadium in Detroit. Mr. Ferrell pitched a 6-hit complete game and belted a mammoth home run, while his batterymate and brother Rick Ferrell went hitless.

After Bobo Newsom equalled the American League record with 6 consecutive strikeouts‚ Joe DiMaggio hit his second home run of the game‚ and Mr. Newsom and the St. Louis Browns lost to the New York Yankees 11-7 before 3,772 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. Mr. DiMaggio drove in 5 runs, and staring New York pitcher Lefty Gomez knocked in 3.

The Boston Bees scored a run in the bottom of the 14th inning to defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 before 2,070 fans at National League Park in Boston. Jim Turner pitched a 5-hit complete game and singled in a run, while Pittsburgh starter Bob Klinger allowed 5 hits and 1 earned run in 12 1/3 innings.

The Chicago Cubs scored a run in the 8th inning and 2 in the 9th to defeat the New York Giants 4-2 before 12,938 fans at the Polo Grounds in New York, with Charlie Root pitching 2 scoreless innings in relief of Larry French to get the win over Carl Hubbell.

Don Gutteridge hit a 3-run home run and drove in 5 runs, and Don Padgett added 4 RBIs to help the St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers 12-4 before 5,193 fans at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. The Cardinals put the game away with 5 unearned runs in the 8th inning.

75 years ago
1943


War
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt conferred with U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill, the Duke of Windsor, and Chinese Foreign Minister Dr. T.V. Soong on war strategy. U.S. Flying Fortresses bombed the Deutsche Werke submarine yard at Kiel and the Flensburg shipyard and power station in northwest Germany, at a cost of six bombers. U.S. forces on Attu Island in the Aleutians drove inland from their original landing points at Holtz Bay on the northeast shore and Massacre Bay on the southeast shore in a pincers movement against the Japanese.

Diplomacy
With 45 nations represented, the United Nations Food Conference opened in Hot Springs, Virginia, with U.S. delegation Chairman Marvin Jones elected conference president.

Chile severed relations with the Vicky French, Bulgarian, and Romanian governments.

Politics and government
Harry Nixon took office as Premier of Ontario, replacing Gordon Conant as leader of the province's Liberal government. Mitchell Hepburn had resigned the previous October and had been succeeded by Mr. Conant, who was unable to heal divisions within the party.

Disasters
Floods in Illinois and Indiana drowned three people, left hundreds homeless, and destroyed millions of dollars worth of crops.

70 years ago
1948


On the radio
The Casebook of Gregory Hood, starring Elliott Lewis, on MBS

At the movies
Another Part of the Forest, starring Fredric March, Florence Eldridge, Dan Duryea, and Edmond O'Brien, opened in theatres.

Died on this date
Frank Schneiberg, 68
. U.S.. baseball pitcher. Mr. Schneiberg made his only major league appearance for the Brooklyn Superbas on June 8, 1910, giving up 5 hits, 4 bases on balls, and 7 earned runs in 1 inning of relief.

War
Saudi Arabia joined the invasion of Israel. The Arab Legion captured a fort on Mt. Scopus. The typhoid-ridden Arab garrison of Acre surrendered to Israeli forces.

Law
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to review the convictions of 74 Germans for the massacre of American prisoners during the Battle of the Bulge, claiming that it had no jurisdiction over the tribunal that tried the case.

Diplomacy
The U.S. State Department rejected Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's proposal for a U.S.-U.S.S.R. peace conference, claiming that the Soviet Union showed no more willingness than before to negotiate on important issues.

Politics and government
The first Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China officially convened in Nanking.

Society
The Medical Society of the State of New York adopted a resolution urging the elimination of racial discrimination in admission to the American Medical Association.

Labour
United Mine Workers of American President John L. Lewis and mine operators began negotiations in Washington on a new contract for the coal industry. Meanwhile, a U.S. federal court in Washington dropped contempt convictions against Mr. Lewis and the UMW.

Baseball
The Chicago Cubs edged the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 before 2,646 fans at Shibe Park in Philadelphia as Johnny Schmitz outduelled Curt Simmons. 4 Phillie errors let in all 3 Cub runs.

Johnny Hopp walked to lead off the 8th inning and Ralph Kiner followed with a home run to enable the Pittsburgh Pirates to edge the Boston Braves 4-3 before 19,181 fans at Braves Field.

The Cincinnati Reds were trailing the New York Giants 6-4 with 2 out and runners on second and third bases in the top of the 9th inning when Grady Hatton singled to drive in Augie Galan from third to make the score 6-5. Hank Sauer tried to score from second base, but second baseman Bill Rigney relayed the ball to first baseman Johnny Mize, who threw to catcher Mickey Livingston, who tagged Mr. Sauer out to end the game, sending 38,023 fans at the Polo Grounds home happy.

Ray Scarborough pitched 5 scoreless innings of relief and singled home Bud Stewart with 2 out in the top of the 12th inning to break a 4-4 tie as the Washington Nationals edged the Chicago White Sox 5-4 before 2,108 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago.

The Detroit Tigers, trailing 6-0 after 5 1/2 innings, erupted for 7 runs in the 6th inning and 3 in the 7th to defeat the Boston Red Sox 10-7 before 17,010 fans at Briggs Stadium in Detroit.

The Cleveland Indians scored 6 runs in the first 2 innings as they coasted to a 6-1 win over the Philadelphia Athletics before 44,231 fans at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, with rookie Gene Bearden pitching a 6-hit complete game victory, singling in a run and scoring a run in the 2nd inning.

The St. Louis Browns scored 3 runs in each of the 4th and 5th innings as they edged the New York Yankees 6-5 before 3,600 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis.

An International League game in Jersey City drew less than 1‚700 on a night that a New York Giants' telecast was being received in 600 bars in New Jersey. The minor leagues‚ especially in the East‚ were getting testy over the impact of the major leagues’ open television policy.

60 years ago
1958


On television tonight
Alfred Hitchcock Presents on CBS
Tonight's episode: Post Mortem, starring Steve Forrest, Joanna Moore, and James Gregory

Died on this date
Elmer Davis, 68
. U.S. journalist. Mr. Davis worked with The New York Times before moving to radio as a newscaster with CBS. He was director of the U.S. Office of war Information during World War II, and was instrumental in relaxing censorship rules prohibiting publication of photos of dead soldiers on the battlefield. Mr. Davis won three Peabody Awards before his retirement after a heart attack in 1953. He died of a stroke.

Politics and government
Americans for Democratic Action ended its annual convention in Washington after passing a resolution urging U.S. recognition of the People's Republic of China.

Disasters
65 passengers and crew members aboard a Belgian Sabena Airlines DC-6B were killed when it crashed while attempting an emergency landing at Casablanca.

Baseball
Cleveland Indians’ outfielder Carroll Hardy pinch hit for Roger Maris with 1 out in the bottom of the 11th inning and responded with his first major league career home run, a 3-run shot off Billy Pierce, to give the Indians a 7-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox in the first game of a doubleheader before 12,788 fans at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland. Mickey Vernon had tied the game for Cleveland with a solo homer with 2 out in the 9th. With the Boston Red Sox, Mr. Hardy went on to pinch hit for Ted Williams on September 20, 1960, and also for rookie Carl Yastrzemski on May 31, 1961, making him the only player to go in for both Hall of Famers. The Indians came back from an early 5-0 deficit to win the second game 10-6 to complete the sweep.

The New York Yankees all their runs in the 4th inning off Pedro Ramos to top the Washington Senators 5-2 in the first game of a doubleheader before 27,704 fans at Griffith Stadium in Washington. Mickey Mantle led off the inning with a home run, and winning pitcher Sal Maglie climaxed the inning with a 3-run homer. Bob Turley pitched a 5-hitter and scored the winning run as the Yankees did all their scoring in the 3rd inning of a 3-0 win in the second game to complete the sweep.

Duke Maas pitched a 2-hitter to win the pitchers' duel over Paul Foytack as the Kansas City Athletics shut out the Detroit Tigers 2-0 before 12,475 fans at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City. Mr. Foytack allowed just 3 hits and 1 earned run in pitching a complete game loss.

George Crowe and Dee Fondy hit 3-run home runs in the 3rd and 4th innings, respectively to help the Cincinnati Redlegs defeat the Milwaukee Braves 11-7 before 14,620 fans at Crosley Field in Cincinnati. Mr. Crowe also hit a double as he went 3 for 4 with 2 runs and 4 runs batted in. The teams combined for 26 hits but no bases on balls, and the game was played in 1 hour 58 minutes.

Danny O'Connell batted 2 for 4 with 2 doubles, a run, and 3 runs batted in in the first game and 3 for 4 with a double, triple, 2 runs, and 1 RBI to help the San Francisco Giants sweep a doubleheader from the Chicago Cubs 7-3 and 3-0 before 33,224 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Stu Miller pitched a 3-hitter for the Giants in the second game.

The Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates combined for 4 home runs in each game as the Phillies swept a doubleheader 6-4 and 6-2 before 19,068 fans at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia.

50 years ago
1968


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Honey--Bobby Goldsboro (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in France: Delilah--Tom Jones (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): La bambola--Patty Pravo (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Delilah--Tom Jones (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): A Man Without Love (Quando M’innamoro)--Engelbert Humperdinck

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): What a Wonderful World--Louis Armstrong (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Tighten Up--Archie Bell & the Drells

Netherlands Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Tighten Up--Archie Bell & the Drells
2 Honey--Bobby Goldsboro
3 A Beautiful Morning--The Rascals
4 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly--Hugo Montenegro, his Orchestra and Chorus
5 Mrs. Robinson--Simon and Garfunkel
6 Cowboys to Girls--The Intruders
7 The Unicorn--The Irish Rovers
8 Mony Mony--Tommy James and the Shondells
9 Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day--Stevie Wonder
10 Do You Know the Way to San Jose--Dionne Warwick

Singles entering the chart were Think by Aretha Franklin (#43); United by Peaches and Herb (#71); Licking Stick - Licking Stick (Part 1) by James Brown and the Famous Flames (#73); I'll Never Do You Wrong by Joe Tex (#76); I Got You Babe by Etta James (#78); It's Over by Eddy Arnold (#80); The Look of Love by Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 (#94); Bring a Little' Lovin' by Los Bravos (#95); San Francisco Girls (Return of the Native) by Fever Tree (#96); Sky Pilot (Part One) by Eric Burdon and the Animals (#97); Don't Sign the Paper Baby (I Want You Back) by Jimmy Delphs (#98); Randy by the Happenings (#99); and Face it Girl, it's Over by Nancy Wilson (#100).

Canada's Top 10 (RPM)
1 Mrs. Robinson--Simon and Garfunkel
2 A Beautiful Morning--The Rascals
3 Honey--Bobby Goldsboro
4 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly--Hugo Montenegro, his Orchestra and Chorus
5 Take Time to Know Her--Percy Sledge
6 Love is All Around--The Troggs
7 Tighten Up--Archie Bell & the Drells
8 Cry Like a Baby--The Box Tops
9 Scarborough Fair (/Canticle)--Simon & Garfunkel
10 Summertime Blues--Blue Cheer

Singles entering the chart were Think by Aretha Franklin (#76); A Man Without Love (Quando M’innamoro) by Engelbert Humperdinck (#78); Time for Livin' by the Association (#83); Never Give You Up by Jerry Butler (#84); Angel of the Morning by Merrilee Rush (#86); I Love You by People (#88); (You Keep Me) Hangin' On by Joe Simon (#91); It's My Time by the Everly Brothers (#92); This Guy's in Love with You by Herb Alpert (#93); Reach Out of the Darkness by Friend and Lover (#94); What a Day by the Contrasts (#96); San Francisco Girls (Return of the Native) by Fever Tree (#98); La La La by Raymond Lefebvre and his Orchestra (#99); and Step Inside Love by Cilla Black (#100).

Vancouver's Top 10 (CKLG)
1 Delilah--Tom Jones
2 Louisiana Man--Bobbie Gentry
3 Young Girl--The Union Gap
4 Angel of the Morning--Merrilee Rush
5 Do You Know the Way to San Jose--Dionne Warwick
6 Summertime Blues--Blue Cheer
7 Red Red Wine--Neil Diamond
8 Master Jack--Four Jacks and a Jill
9 Love is All Around--The Troggs
10 Here's to You--Hamilton Camp

Singles entering the chart were Time for Livin' by the Association (#22); Bring a Little Lovin' by Los Bravos (#23); You Ain't Goin' Nowhere by the Byrds (#26); This Guy's in Love with You by Herb Alpert (#27); Lazy Sunday by Small Faces (#28); Cowboys to Girls by the Intruders (#29); and Wear it on Our Face by the Dells (#30).

Calgary's Top 10 (Glenn's Music)
1 I Love You--People (3rd week at #1)
2 Yummy, Yummy, Yummy--Ohio Express
3 Blue Bonnie Blue--49th Parallel
4 Goin' Away--The Fireballs
5 Harlem Lady--The Witness, Inc.
6 Love is All Around--The Troggs
7 Mrs. Robinson--Simon and Garfunkel
8 A Question of Temperature--Balloon Farm
9 Call Me Lightning--The Who
10 I Can't Make it Anymore--The Original Caste
Pick hit of the week: My Girl/Hey Girl--Bobby Vee

Died on this date
Frank Walsh, 70
. Australian politician. Mr. Walsh, a member of the Labour Party, sat in the South Australian Parliament from 1941-1968. He led his party from 1960-1967 and was Premier of South Australia from 1965-1967. Mr. Walsh was forced into retirement as party leader, and died just 2 1/2 months after leaving politics.

Space
The United States launched the Nimbus B weather satellite, carrying several experiments, aboard a Thorad-Agena D rocket, planned for a 600-nautical mile sun-synchronous polar orbit. The rocket was destroyed by range safety two minutes after launch.

Diplomacy
Gala Plaza Lasso of Ecuador was inaugurated into a five-year term as Secretary-General of the Organization of American States.

World events
President Charles de Gaulle rushed back from a state visit to Romania to find France in a state of economic paralysis not far from civil war.

War
The Paris peace talks between the United States and North Vietnam continued, with no progress.

Protest
The United States Defense Department reported that the use of federal troops in the April riots following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. cost $5,375,400. Altogether 35,890 soldiers, Marines, and National Guardsmen were deployed in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Chicago, with 22,074 soldiers on standby.

Horse racing
Forward Pass, with Ismael Valenzuela up, won his second straight Triple Crown race, winning the 93rd running of the Preakness Stakes before 40,247 fans at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore in a time of 1:56 4/5, 6 lengths ahead of Out of the Way. Dancer's Image, who had finished first in the Kentucky Derby but had been disqualified for having a banned substance (bute) in his system, finished third, but was moved back to eighth for bumping another horse. Dancer's Image suffered an injury during the race, and never raced again. Nodouble was moved up to third place in the 10 horse field.



Baseball
Frank Howard of the Washington Senators tied an American League record by hitting a home run in his sixth consecutive game, with a pair of home runs against Mickey Lolich as the Senators beat the Detroit Tigers 8-4 before 13,887 fans at Tiger Stadium. Mr. Howard had 10 homers in his last 6 games, also an AL record. Detroit’s Al Kaline hit his 307th home run, surpassing Hank Greenberg’s career total as a Tiger.

Stan Williams pitched a 2-hitter and batted 2 for 5, singling home Dave Nelson with 1 out in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Cleveland Indians a 1-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles before 5,394 fans at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland. Losing pitcher Tom Phoebus allowed 5 hits and 1 earned run in pitching a complete game.

The Chicago White Sox scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to defeat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 before 3,752 fans at White Sox Park.

Bill Mazeroski of the Pittsburgh Pirates played his 392nd straight game, setting a record for National League second basemen, in an 8-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds before 3,670 fans at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh.

Hal Lanier led off with a single and pinch hitter Jim Ray Hart followed with a home run to begin a 5-run 9th inning for the San Francisco Giants, but they still lost 10-7 to the Chicago Cubs before 12,582 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Winning pitcher Ken Holtzman allowed 15 hits and 7 earned runs, and was finally removed when he couldn't get the final out. Willie Mays was unavailable in the 9th when the Giants needed him, because he had been removed by manager Herman Franks after 6 innings, with the Cubs ahead 10-2.

Don Drysdale of the Los Angeles Dodgers posted his second consecutive shutout‚ 1-0 over the Houston Astros before 19,630 fans at Dodger Stadium. The only run was scored in the 6th inning when Wes Parker led off with a single and scored with 2 out on an error by Houston shortstop Hector Torres. Mr. Drysdale and losing pitcher Dave Giusti each pitched 5-hit complete games.

40 years ago
1978


At the movies
The Buddy Holly Story, starring Gary Busey, opened in theatres.

Abominations
Italy legalized abortion.

World events
Soviet physicist Yuri Orlov was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment and five years’ internal exile for "anti-Soviet agitation." He had been in the forefront of a group monitoring Soviet compliance with the 1975 Helsinki accord on human rights. The U.S. State Department, the U.S. scientific community, the British Labour Party, the French government, and the Italian Communist party newspaper strongly condemned the trial and the sentence. Dr. Orlov had not been allowed to call defense witnesses.

Army troops in the Dominican Republic interrupted the vote count in the national elections.

Politics and government
Henry Bell-Irving was installed as Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia.

Hockey
NHL
Stanley Cup
Finals
Montreal 0 @ Boston 4 (Montreal led best-of-seven series 2-1)

Gary Doak’s goal just 59 seconds into the game stood up as the winner as the Bruins shut out the Canadiens at Boston Garden.

Baseball
Lenny Randle was 3 for 3 with 3 walks and 5 runs to lead the New York Mets to an 8-7 win over the Atlanta Braves before 4,431 fans at Shea Stadium. Mr. Randle walked in the 10th and came around to score the winning run on a single by Steve Henderson. Bobby Myrick, the second of four New York pitchers, allowed 2 hits, 2 runs--both earned--with 1 base on balls and 2 strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings in the 82nd and last game of his 3-year major league career.

Ken Griffey doubled home 2 runs and scored on a single by George Foster as the Cincinnati Reds rallied for 3 runs in the 8th inning and edged the Montreal Expos 3-2 before 9,435 fans at Olympic Stadium in Montreal. Mr. Griffey batted 4 for 4 against Steve Rogers, who allowed 7 hits and 3 earned runs in pitching a complete game loss.

Pinch hitter Jerry Martin hit a 3-run home run with 1 out in the top of the 9th inning to break a 5-5 tie as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Houston Astros 8-5 before 10,828 fans at the Astrodome. Mr. Martin followed another pinch hitter, Jose Cardenal, who singled. Mr. Cardenal batted for Jay Johnstone, who was 4 for 4 with a double, 2 runs, and a run batted in.

Paul Molitor singled on a bunt, avanced to second base on a throwing error, advanced to third on another error, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Sal Bando in the bottom of the 8th inning to break a 7-7 tie as the Milwaukee Brewers edged the Detroit Tigers 8-7 before 15,217 fans at County Stadium in Milwaukee. The Tigers had just tied the game with 5 runs in the top of the 8th, with Steve Kemp's 3-run home run the big blow.

30 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Maybe We're About to Fall in Love--Tommy Nilsson (4th week at #1)

Died on this date
Daws Butler, 71
. U.S. actor. Mr. Butler provided the voices for many cartoon characters, including Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, Peter Potamus, and Wally Gator.

War
The first convoy of 1,200 Soviet soldiers coming home from Afghanistan crossed into Soviet territory.

Diplomacy
U.S. Vice President George Bush, referring to attempts by the administration of President Ronald Reagan to cut a deal to remove General Manuel Noriega from power in Panama, said that he would not bargain with terrorists or drug dealers.

The United States Senate voted 91-6 to reject a challenge by Republican Senator Jesse Helms of North Carolina to the legality of the INF treaty on the assertion that Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev did not have the power as secretary of the Communist Party to sign the treaty.

Religion
His Beatitude Maximos V, Catholic Melkite Greek Patriarch of Antioche and the Orient, of Alexandria and Jerusalem, visited the Popes' Museum in Grande-Anse, granting his Apostolic Blessing, accompanied by the Ikonomos Monseigneur Georges Farrese.

Hockey
NHL
Stanley Cup
Finals
Boston 1 @ Edmonton 2 (Edmonton led best-of-seven series 1-0)

Basketball
NBA
Eastern Conference
Semi-Finals
Atlanta 112 @ Boston 104 (Atlanta led best-of-seven series 3-2)
Chicago 95 @ Detroit 102 (Detroit won best-of-seven series 4-1)

Baseball
In the Oakland Athletics’ 39th game of the season, pitcher Dave Stewart broke a major league record by committing his 12th balk of the season in a 4-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox before 24,683 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Oil Can Boyd allowed 6 hits and 1 earned run in 8 innings to improve to 5-2 for 1988, while Mr. Stewart fell to 8-2. Mr. Stewart went on to extend the record with 16 balks during the year.

The California Angels scored 3 runs in the 8th inning and 2 in the 9th, but still lost 8-7 to the Baltimore Orioles before 14,109 fans at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore.

Joe Carter doubled home 2 runs with 1 out in the bottom of the 8th inning to lead the Cleveland Indians over the Chicago White Sox 2-1 before 8,299 fans at Cleveland Stadium. Tom Candiotti pitched a 7-hit complete game victory to win the pitchers' duel over Melido Perez.

The Detroit Tigers scored 2 runs in the top of the 9th inning to break a 1-1 tie and defeat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 before 23,577 fans at County Stadium in Milwaukee. Doyle Alexander pitched an 8-hit complete game to win the pitchers' duel over Ted Higuera.

25 years ago
1993


Europeana
Danish voters reversed the result of a 1992 referendum on membership in the European Union, and voted to approve of the Maastricht Treaty. The result was aided by exemptions provided to Denmark on a common currency and other matters.

Diplomacy
The U.S. administration of President Bill Clinton extended diplomatic recognition to the government of Angola.

Protest
Riots in Nørrebro, Copenhagen took place, caused by the approval of the four Danish exceptions in the Maastricht Treaty referendum on membership in the European Union. Police opened fire against civilians for the first time since World War II and injured 11 demonstrators. 113 bullets were fired in total.

Hockey
NHL
Stanley Cup
Prince of Wales Conference
Finals
New York Islanders 3 @ Montreal 4 (2OT) (Montreal led best-of-seven series 2-0)

Stephan Lebeau's second goal of the game, at 6:21 of the 2nd overtime period, gave the Canadiens their win over the Islanders at the Montreal Forum. New York took a 3-2 lead midway through the 3rd period on goals by Steve Thomas and David Volek, but Paul DiPietro tied the score with 5:10 remaining in regulation time.

Basketball
NBA
Eastern Conference
Semi-Finals
Charlotte 101 @ New York 105 (New York won best-of-seven series 4-1)

Western Conference
Semi-Finals
San Antonio 97 @ Phoenix 109 (Phoenix led best-of-seven series 3-2)
Houston 95 @ Seattle 120 (Seattle led best-of-seven series 3-2)

20 years ago
1998


Law
A U.S. court ruled 6-3 that television stations had editorial discretion to exclude from debates fringe or minority-party candidates who had little chance of election, provided that the decision was not based on the candidates’ views.

Hockey
NHL
Stanley Cup
Western Conference
Semi-Finals
St. Louis 3 @ Detroit 1 (Detroit led best-of-seven series 3-2)

Basketball
NBA
Western Conference
Finals
Los Angeles Lakers 95 @ Utah 99 (Utah led best-of-seven series 2-0)

Baseball
Due to drastic payroll cuts reducing the World Series champions’ effectiveness, two class-action lawsuits were filed against the Florida Marlins: one for breach of contract and the other accusing the team of false advertising.

With a 6-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles before 45,033 fans at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays became only the second first-year expansion team in major league history to sweep a four-game series on the road. The 1993 Colorado Rockies, who did it against the Los Angeles Dodgers, were the other team to accomplish this feat.

Mike Blowers of the Oakland Athletics hit for the cycle and had 4 runs batted in in the Athletics’ 14-0 win over the Chicago White Sox before 14,387 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Mr. Blowers homered in the 2nd inning‚ doubled in the 5th‚ singled in the 7th‚ and tripled in the 8th to become only the second player in franchise history to hit for the cycle.

10 years ago
2008


Died on this date
Joseph Pevney, 96
. U.S. actor and director. Mr. Pevney acted on stage and in movies such as Body and Soul (1947), but was better known as the director of movies such as Tammy and the Bachelor (1957) and Man of a Thousand Faces (1957), and numerous television programs through the 1980s.

Hockey
NHL
Stanley Cup
Eastern Conference
Finals
Philadelphia 0 @ Pittsburgh 6 (Pittsburgh won best-of-seven series 4-1)

Basketball
NBA
Eastern Conference
Semi-Finals
Cleveland 92 @ Boston 97 (Boston won best-of-seven series 4-3)

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