Tuesday, 8 May 2018

May 8, 2018

230 years ago

Politics and government
King Louis XVI of France attempted to force through reforms by abolishing the parlements.

200 years ago

Born on this date
Samuel Leonard Tilley
. Canadian politician. Sir Samuel, a Conservative, was Premier of New Brunswick from 1861-1865, and was a Father of Confederation, being credited with coming up with the term Dominion of Canada. He served in the cabinet of Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald from 1867-1873, and was Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick from 1873-1878 and 1885-1893. Sir Samuel died on June 25, 1896 at the age of 78.

Died on this date
Franz Ignaz Kaa, 78
. German composer. Mr. Kaa was musical director of the Cologne cathedral, and was known for his string quartets.

Politics and government
Charles Lennox, Duke of Richmond, was appointed Governor-General of Canada; he served from July 30, 1818 until his death from rabies on August 28, 1819.

190 years ago

John Baker went to trial in Fredericton, New Brunswick for conspiracy. Mr. Baker had raised the American flag over Madawaska Settlement, claiming the area as United States territory. Upon resisting arrest, he was finally taken prisoner by posse.

160 years ago

Born on this date
Dan Brouthers
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Brouthers played first base for 11 teams in three major leagues from 1879-1896 (plus a two-game comeback in 1904), batting .342 with 106 home runs and 1,296 runs batted in in 1,676 games. He led the National League in batting four times: 1882 (.368) and 1883 (.374) with the Buffalo Bisons; 1889 (.373) with the Boston Beaneaters; and 1892 (.335) with the Brooklyn Bridegrooms. Between his last two NL batting titles, Mr. Brouthers played for the Boston Reds in the Players’ League in 1890, and stayed with that team when it transferred to the American Association in 1891. He led the AA with a .350 batting percentage. Mr. Brouthers was an assistant watchman at the Polo Grounds in later years, and died on August 2, 1932 at the age of 74. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1945. Mr. Brouthers' career batting average of .342 is the ninth best in major league history.

U.S. abolitionist John Brown held an antislavery convention in at Chatham, Canada West, but his radical plans alienated most Canadian Negroes.

140 years ago


In a game against the Boston Red Caps, Providence Grays’ centre fielder Paul Hines caught a fly by Jack Burdock and started a triple play, racing in to touch third before Jack Manning could return, then throwing to second to nab Ezra Sutton. Some eyewitnesses contended that Mr. Sutton had passed third and was out when Mr. Hines touched the base, making it the only unassisted triple play by an outfielder. This contradicted the version by Mr. Manning, Jim O'Rourke and others present, which has been accepted generally as the correct account. The Grays won 3-2 at Messer Street Grounds in Providence.

125 years ago

Born on this date
Francis Ouimet
. U.S. golfer. Mr. Ouimet was an amateur who defeated British golfers Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff to win the 1913 U.S. Open. Mr. Ouimet's victory was a tremendous upset, and was credited with sparking a tremendous increase in participation in golf in the United States. Mr. Ouimet won the U.S. Amateur Championship in 1914 and 1931, and lost several close matches to Bobby Jones in the 1920s. He became a successful banker and stockbroker in later years, and died on September 2, 1967 at the age of 74.

Edd Roush. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Roush played 18 years in the major leagues from 1913-1931, most of them (1916-1926, 1931) with the Cincinnati Reds. He led the National League in batting in 1917 (.341) and 1919 (.321), in doubles in 1923 (41) and triples in 1924 (21). Mr. Roush retired with a lifetime batting average of .323. After breaking into the major leagues with a brief stint with the Chicago White Sox in 1913, he spent two years in the Federal League with the Indianapolis Hoosiers (1914) and Newark Peppers (1915). Mr. Roush joined the New York Giants in 1916, joining the Reds later that season. He rejoined the Giants for three seasons from 1927-1929. Mr. Roush played all 8 games for the Reds in the 1919 World Series vs. the White Sox, batting just .214 as the Reds won 5 games to 3. Former teammate Heinie Groh described Mr. Roush as "far and away the best center fielder I ever saw." On June 8, 1920, Mr. Roush was ejected from a game for falling asleep in the outfield. Cincinnati manager Pat Moran got into an argument with the umpire, and the argument dragged on so long that Mr. Roush decided to have a nap. He was so difficult to wake up that he was ejected for delaying the game. Mr. Roush was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962, and died on March 21, 1988 at the age of 94.

120 years ago

The first games of the Italian football league system were played.

Rookie Harry Steinfeldt, the "wonder from Wonderville," replaced injured Bid McPhee at second base for the Cincinnati Reds, getting 3 hits against the Louisville Colonels, and handling 9 chances afield as the Reds won 7-1 at Redland Field in Cincinnati.

110 years ago

Politics and government
The Association catholique de la jeunesse canadienne (ACJC) (Canadian Catholic Youth Association) met at the Monument National in Montreal to support nationalist politician Armand Lavergne in calling for the use of French in all public services in Quebec.

90 years ago


Japan issued an ultimatum to the (Canton) Nationalist government demanding, among other things, that the Chinese withdraw seven miles from each side of the Shantung railroad. The Chinese rejected the ultimatum, whereupon fighting commenced along the railroad in the Tsinan district, and between that and the rail terminal on the Yellow Sea. The Japanese shelled Tsinan and split the Nationalist forces in two.

75 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I've Heard That Song Before--Harry James and his Music Makers with Helen Forrest (10th week at #1)

Died on this date
Mordechai Anielewicz, 24 (?)
. Polish resistance fighter. Mr. Anielewicz was the leader of the Żydowska Organizacja Bojowa (Jewish Combat Organization), also known as ŻOB, during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in January and April 1943, when Jews fought attempts by the Nazi occupiers to deport Jews to extermination camps. Mr. Anielewicz's death was believed to be part of a mass suicide.

At the movies
The Ox-Bow Incident, directed by William Wellman and starring Henry Fonda, received its premiere screening in New York City.

U.K., U.S., and French troops in Tunisia drove the remnants of Axis troops toward the Cap Bon Peninsula and mop up thousands of trapped men behind the lines.

Dr. Nabor Carrillo predicted in Puebla, Mexico that Mexico City would sink into the earth in the 20th century unless its continued subsidance into the soft ground was stopped.

Horse racing
Count Fleet, with Johnny Longden up, won his second straight Triple Crown race, winning the 68th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore in a time of 1:57 2/5. Blue Swords placed second.

70 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard) (Best Seller): Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me)--Peggy Lee (9th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Sabre Dance--Woody Herman and his Orchestra
--Freddy Martin and his Orchestra
2 Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me)--Peggy Lee
3 Now is the Hour (Maori Farewell Song)--Bing Crosby
--Gracie Fields
--Margaret Whiting
--Eddy Howard and his Orchestra
--Charlie Spivak and his Orchestra
4 Because--Perry Como
5 I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover--Art Mooney and his Orchestra
--Russ Morgan and his Orchestra
--The Three Suns
--Uptown String Band
6 Haunted Heart--Perry Como
--Jo Stafford
7 Beg Your Pardon--Francis Craig and his Orchestra
--Frankie Carle and his Orchestra
--Larry Green and his Orchestra
8 Little White Lies--Dick Haymes
9 Toolie Oolie Doolie (The Yodel Polka)--The Andrews Sisters
--Vaughn Horton and the Polka Debs
10 Baby Face--Art Mooney and his Orchestra
--Sammy Kaye and his "Swing and Sway" Orchestra
--Jack Smith and the Clark Sisters

Singles entering the chart were Heartbreaker by the Andrews Sisters (#29) and Melody Time by Vaughn Monroe and his Orchestra (#40).

Died on this date
Alfred Holy, 81. Portuguese harpist and composer. Mr. Holy was solo harpist of the Prague German Opera, the Philharmonic of Vienna, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and others.

John Dolan, 80. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Dolan played for five major league teams in five seasons from 1890-1895, with a career record of 15 wins and 16 losses. His best year was 1891, when he went 12-11 with the Columbus Buckeyes in the American Association.

U Saw, 47 or 48. Prime Minister of Burma, 1940-1942. U Saw was first elected to the Legislative Council in 1936, and formed the Patriot's Party in 1938. As Prime Minister, he travelled to London in November 1941, but returned without a promise from U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill that Burma would be granted dominion status after World War II. At the same time, U Saw was making contact with the Japanese in order to secure his own political future should Japan invade Burma; the discovery of incriminating documents led to U Saw's imprisonment in Uganda for four years. U Saw was the ringleader in the assassination of Prime Minister Aung San and six of his cabinet ministers on July 19, 1947, and he was convicted on December 30, 1947. U Saw was hanged at Insein Jail.

Arab commanders ordered a cease-fire in Jerusalem.

World events
An 11-man junta headed by Jose Figueres, leader of victorious right-wing leaders in the recent civil war, took power in Costa Rica.

The U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee issued a majority report stating that the U.S.S.R. may risk war with the U.S.A. even before it produced an atomic bomb. The report urged reintroduction of military conscription. 3,000 paratroopers in Camp Campbell, Kentucky began Operation Assembly, the largest U.S. military exercise since World War II. The Naval Ordnance Test Station for secret weapons at Inyokern, California officially opened the $8-million Michelson physics laboratory.

Politics and government
Conservative leaders Ivanoe Bonomi and Giovanni Gronchi were elected Presidents of the Italian Senate and Chamber of Deputies, respectively, over Communist opposition.

The U.S. Senate Committee on Public Lands blocked action on statehood for Hawaii during the current session of Congress.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Clinton Anderson announced his resignation in order to seek the Democratic Party U.S. senatorial nomination in New Mexico.

Student rioting against University of Puerto Rico Chancellor Jaime Benitez forced the university in San Juan to close for the remainder of the term.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that covenants barring racial minority groups from owning or living on property were legally unenforceable.

The Methodist Church in the United States ended its Quadrennial General Convention in Boston after authorizing its Committee on Church Union to consider a merger with the Protestant Episcopal and Evangelical Churches.

Strikes against special meat and fat rations for Ruhr miners spread throughout the U.S. and U.K. zones of Germany, idling 90,000 workers in Hanover and 3,000 transit workers in Munich.

The Philadelphia Athletics purchased 37-year-old pitcher Nelson Potter from the St. Louis Browns for $20,000. Mr. Potter was 1-1 with a 5.40 earned run average in 2 games with the Browns in 1948.

An infield single by Johnny Blatnik of the Philadelphia Phillies with 2 out in the 7th inning prevented a perfect game by Harry Brecheen of the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals won 5-0 before 15,471 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, with Mr. Brecheen pitching his third straight shutout.

At Griffith Stadium in Washington, Larry Doby pounded a 408-foot homer to center field, which hit the loudspeakers 35 feet high, to help the Cleveland Indians top the Washington Nationals 6-1 before 11,902 fans. Mr. Doby's ball bounced back onto the field and was initially declared in play. The 8th inning 3-run homer was the longest home run in the Stadium since Babe Ruth's shot in 1922, and was the first of Mr. Doby's 4 career inside-the-park homers. World War two veteran Gene Bearden made his first start, allowing just 3 hits. He walked 4 in the 9th inning to allow the lone run, as Washington finally scored after three straight shutouts.

The Philadelphia Athletics won their sixth straight game, pulling off a triple play while battering the Chicago White Sox 16-1 before 3,388 fans at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. The Athletics scored 5 runs in the 1st inning, 4 in the 5th, and 7 in the 8th. Winning pitcher Carl Scheib put the game away with an 8th-inning grand slam, and the Athletics were now tied for the American League lead with the Indians.

60 years ago

Died on this date
Nasni Matni
. Lebanese journalist. A supporter of the opposition in the civil war between President Camille Chamoun and rebelling Muslim leaders Saeb Salam and Rasjid Karame, Mr. Matni was murdered.

Indonesian Foreign Minister Subandrio said that he had reached agreement with U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Howard Jones on the prevention of foreign intervention in the Indonesian civil war.

U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon was prevented from addressing students at San Marcos University in Lima, Peru when demonstrators shouted hostile slogans and pelted the speaker's rostrum with rocks and fruit. Mr. Nixon was shoved, stoned, booed and spat upon by protesters, and got a good look at one man who spat on him. "As I saw his legs go by, at least I had the satisfaction of planting a healthy kick on his shins...Nothing I did all day made me feel better."

In an address to West Berlin's House of Delegates, U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles renewed the 1954 U.S. pledge to treat "any attack against Berlin from any quarter as an attack upon their forces and upon themselves."

Politics and government
French President Rene Cote named Pierre Pflimlin, Finance Minister in the cabinet of outgoing Prime Minister Felix Gaillard, as Prime Minister-designate.

King Mohammed V of Morocco proclaimed a royal charter pledging replacement of the powerless Consultative Assembly with a National Deliberative Assembly empowered to pass the national budget and share legislative functions with the throne.

A U.S. federal grand jury in New York indicted U.S. Representative Adam Clayton Powell (Democrat--New York) on charges of income tax invasion.

Popular culture
Disc jockey Alan Freed was indicted in Boston on charges of inciting the unlawful destruction of property during a rock and roll show in Boston Arena on May 3.

The U.S. Atomic Energy Commission announced that it would end its monopoly on buying and selling uranium and would license the private sale of uranium ore for peaceful use.

A collision of two commuter trains outside Rio de Janeiro caused 128 deaths and 300 injuries.

A 3-run home run by pinch hitter Smoky Burgess climaxed an 8-run 9th inning as the Cincinnati Redlegs overcame an 8-2 deficit to defeat the Chicago Cubs 10-8 before 5,936 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

50 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): What a Wonderful World/Cabaret--Louis Armstrong (3rd week at #1)

Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Lady Madonna/The Inner Light--The Beatles (2nd week at #1)
2 Honey--Bobby Goldsboro
3 Young Girl--The Union Gap
4 Delilah--Tom Jones
5 Love is Blue (L'Amour est Bleu)--Paul Mauriat and his Orchestra
6 Valleri/Tapioca Tundra--The Monkees
7 Magical Mystery Tour (EP)--The Beatles
8 The Legend of Xanadu--Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich
9 Simon Says--1910 Fruitgum Company
10 Underneath the Arches/Friday Kind of Monday--Johnny Farnham

Singles entering the chart were Jumbo/The Singer Sang His Song by the Bee Gees (#22); The Son of Hickory Holler's Tramp by O.C. Smith (#24); The Unicorn by the Irish Rovers (#27); Call Me Lightning by the Who (#33); and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly by Hugo Montenegro, his Orchestra and Chorus (#38).

At the movies
The Private Navy of Sgt.O'Farrell, directed by Frank Tashlin and starring Bob Hope and Phyllis Diller, opened in theatres.

The 1968 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction was awarded to William Styron for The Confessions of Nat Turner.

The government of Nigeria and the secessionist government of Biafra agreed on Kampala, Uganda as a site for peace negotiations. The civil war had reached an impasse after 10 months. Fearing genocide at the hands of other tribes if defeated, Biafra’s Ibo tribesmen fought on desperately, even though Nigeria’s well-equipped army of 85,000 men had captured all but one of Biafra’s major cities, including the capital of Enegu, squeezing the rebel army of about 35,000 into an interior area only a third as large as the 29,000 square miles it originally held. The federal government had stepped up its bombing, using Russian MiGs and Czechoslovakian Delfin jet pilots and bombs, with pilots believed to be Egyptian and Sudanese. Some 200,000 Ibo refugees had crowded into about 300 camps throughout Biafra, which claimed that the bombing raids were aimed at schools and hospitals.

Gabon recognized Biafra as an independent state.

Politics and government
In a policy paper, former U.S. Vice President and current presidential candidate Richard Nixon asserted that the role of poverty as a cause of increased crime "has been grossly exaggerated" and attributed the rise to "the success of the criminals in this country."

Columbia University issued a report about the campus protests which had taken place during the last week of April. 707 people had been arrested; 524 were registered students, 181 were not Columbia students, and 2 were faculty members. Of the students, 239 were from Columbia College, representing 8.79% of the college’s total enrolment. Also, 111 Barnard College students were arrested, representing 6.01% of the undergraduate girls’ college’s total enrolment.

The Krays--twins Reginald and Ronnie, aged 34, and their 41-year-old brother Charlie--who ran one of the capital's biggest crime rackets, were arrested after a series of dawn raids in London. In March 1969, after an epic trial at the Old Bailey, they were jailed for life for the murders of George Cornell and Jack 'The Hat' McVitie, both members of the London underworld.

At least 20 people died of bubonic plague in Lesotho.

6 died and 30 were injured in a passenger express-freight train crash in Vijayavada, India.

Jim "Catfish" Hunter of the Oakland Athletics pitched a perfect game against the Minnesota Twins, winning 4-0 before 6,298 fans at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. There were no difficult plays behind him, but he went to 3 balls on a batter 7 times. Mr. Hunter struck out 11, including Harmon Killebrew 3 times, and drove in 3 of the Athletics’ runs, the other coming on a 2-out, bases-loaded walk to first baseman Danny Cater in the 8th inning. It was the third perfect game in the major leagues in five years (and the first in the American League since Charlie Robertson of the Detroit Tigers turned the trick in 1922), but turned out to be the last until Len Barker of the Cleveland Indians did it in 1981.

Andy Kosco led off the bottom of the 9th inning with a double and scored on a 1-out single by Jake Gibbs to give the New York Yankees a 2-1 win over the Cleveland Indians before 4,436 fans at Yankee Stadium.

The Chicago Cubs withstood a 3-run 9th inning rally to edge the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6 before 5,463 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Los Angeles left fielder Rocky Colavito drove in 5 runs with a pair of home runs, the second of which was a 3-run blast with none out in the 9th. Bob Bailey followed with a double, and advanced to third base with 2 out, but Phil Regan retired Zoilo Versalles on a foul popup to first base to end the game.

Roberto Clemente drove in Maury Wills with a sacrifice fly in the top of the 14th inning for the winning run as the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Atlanta Braves 4-3 before 7,035 fans at Atlanta Stadium. The Braves made 6 errors, none of them costly, while all the Atlanta runs scored as a result of 2 Pittsburgh errors in the 1st inning.

Bobby Wine's 3 run home run climaxed a 5-run 9th inning for the Philadelphia Phillies as they beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-2 before 3,535 fans at Crosley Field in Cincinnati. The Reds scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 8th to take a 2-1 lead, but Johnny Callison led off the 9th with a home run to tie the score.

40 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Stayin' Alive--Bee Gees (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Southpaw--Pink Lady (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Stayin' Alive--Bee Gees

On television tonight
ABC in the United States aired Stars Salute Israel at 30.

The last Wayne and Shuster special of the season, featuring takeoffs on commercials and a skit titled Least of the Mohicans, aired on CBC. Later on CBC, Newsmagazine examined the federal Social Credit party, who had chosen Lorne Reznowski as its new leader the day before, and Man Alive showed The Devil, the Tube, and Mr. Muggeridge, an interview with British author Malcolm Muggeridge.

Died on this date
Red Smith, 73
. U.S. baseball and football player and coach. Richard Paul Smith played one major league game as a catcher with the New York Giants in 1927, making 1 putout, with no plate appearances. He played at least 10 years in the minor leagues from 1927-1941, batting .283 with 10 home runs in 464 games. Mr. Smith managed in the minor leagues and served as the bullpen coach with the Chicago Cubs from 1945-1948. He played in the National Football League with the Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, and New York Yankees from 1927-1931, and was a member of the Packers' NFL championship team in 1929. Mr. Smith was an assistant coach with the Packers and Giants from 1936-1944. He died 10 days before his 74th birthday.

The UNIFIL force moved its headquarters from a site north of Tyre to a village in the Israeli-held strip along the Lebanon-Israel border.

Muslim anti-government riots began sweeping Iran.

David Berkowitz, better known as "Son of Sam," pled guilty to all six counts of murder against him; he went on a killing spree in New York City in the summer of 1977.

Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler made the first ascent of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen.

IIHF Men's World Championships
U.S.S.R. 3 Canada 2

After a walk to Bernie Carbo and a ground out, the Kansas City Royals intentionally walked Jim Rice to pitch to Carl Yastrzemski, who clouted a 3-run home run in the bottom of the 7th inning as the Red Sox, down 5-4, beat the Royals 8-4 before 25,891 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Mike Stanley was the winning pitcher over Dennis Leonard.

Pinch hitter Bruce Boisclair singled home Lenny Randle with 1 out in the top of the 10th inning to provide the winning run as the New York Mets edged the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 before 16,094 fans at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati.

30 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): One Tree Hill--U2 (7th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Heart--Pet Shop Boys

Died on this date
Robert A Heinlein, 80
. U.S. author. Often called the "dean of science fiction writers," Mr. Heinlein set a high standard for "hard science" fiction. Mr. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke were known as the "Big Three" of science fiction authors for many years. Among Mr. Heinlein’s novels were Red
(1949); The Puppet Masters (1951); and Starship Troopers (1959). His 1961 novel Stranger in a Strange Land has been called "The Bible of the hippie movement" for its advocacy of liberal sexual mores. Mr. Heinlein was known for saying that man is not a rational creature, but a rationalizing creature.

Politics and government
Francois Mitterrand was elected to a second seven-year term as President of France, with 54% of the vote.

The New York Times reported that U.S. Vice President George Bush had been told in 1985 by Everett Briggs, U.S. Ambassador to Panama, that Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega was involved in drug smuggling. Mr. Briggs denied the report; Mr. Bush had repeatedly said that he had no knowledge that early about Mr. Noriega’s activities.

A jury in Seattle convicted Stella Nickell of two counts of murder. She became the first person to be found guilty of violating the U.S. Federal Anti-Tampering Act after putting cyanide in Excedrin capsules. Mrs. Nickell was convicted of the murders of her husband Bruce and Susan Snow, who had taken a poisoned capsule from a bottle that Mrs. Nickell had tampered with and placed on a store shelf.

Talks at Gdansk, Poland between workers and the shipyard management broke down over recognition of the independent labour federation Solidarity.

A fire at Illinois Bell's Hinsdale Central Office triggered an extended 1AESS network outage. It was considered at the time to be the "worst telecommunications disaster in U.S. telephone industry history" and still ranks as the worst to occur on Mother's Day.

Stanley Cup
Prince of Wales Conference
Boston 1 @ New Jersey 3 (Best-of-seven series tied 2-2)

Amateur officials worked the game at Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey as NHL officials walked out to protest a restraining order obtained by the Devils against the suspension of head coach Jim Schoenfeld for allegedly pushing referee "Donut Don" Koharski after the previous game. Little John Ziegler, the president of the National Hockey League, was occupied by a family emergency and was unable to deal with the situation.

Eastern Conference
First Round
Milwaukee 111 @ Atlanta 121 (Atlanta won best-of-five series 3-2)
Cleveland 101 @ Chicago 107 (Chicago won best-of-five series 3-2)
Washington 78 @ Detroit 99 (Detroit won best-of-five series 3-2)

Western Conference
Utah 91 @ Los Angeles Lakers 110 (Los Angeles led best-of-seven series 1-0)

Pittsburgh Pirates’ pitcher Doug Drabek took a no-hitter into the 9th inning before allowing a pinch single by Randy Ready and a home run by Marvell Wynne, settling for a 2-hit 6-2 complete game victory over the San Diego Padres before 20,756 fans at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh.

Joe Orsulak singled home Cal Ripken, Jr. with the bases loaded and none out in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Baltimore Orioles a 6-5 win over the Chicago White Sox before 19,521 fans at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, improving the Orioles' record for the season to 4-25.

25 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Are You Gonna Go My Way--Lenny Kravitz (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy: Sei un Mito--883 (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Tribal Dance--2 Unlimited

#1 single in Flanders (VRT): All that She Wants--Ace of Base (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): No Limit--2 Unlimited (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Mr. Blue--René Klijn (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): Five Live (EP)--George Michael & Queen with Lisa Stansfield (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Freak Me--Silk (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Looking Through Patient Eyes--PM Dawn (2nd week at #1)
2 Freak Me--Silk
3 Love Is--Vanessa Williams and Brian McKnight
4 I Have Nothing--Whitney Houston
5 If I Ever Lose My Faith in You--Sting
6 I'm So Into You--SWV
7 That's the Way Love Goes--Janet Jackson
8 Informer--Snow
9 Don't Walk Away--Jade
10 Who is It--Michael Jackson

Singles entering the chart were Have I Told You Lately by Rod Stewart (#52); Bad Boys by Inner Circle (#69); Typical Reasons (Swing My Way) by Prince Markie Dee and Soul Convention (#77); and A Song for You by Ray Charles (#81).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 I Have Nothing--Whitney Houston (2nd week at #1)
2 If I Ever Lose My Faith in You--Sting
3 Love Is--Vanessa Williams and Brian McKnight
4 The Crying Game--Boy George
5 Two Princes--Spin Doctors
6 Lost in Your Eyes--The Jeff Healey Band
7 Water from the Moon--Celine Dion
8 Looking Through Patient Eyes--PM Dawn
9 Simple Life--Elton John
10 Will You Remember Me--Jann Arden

Singles entering the chart included Love Don't Live Here Anymore by Sven Gali (#62); The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight by R.E.M. (#92); Worlds Away by the Northern Pikes (#93); Coat of Shame by Mae Moore (#94); and Don't Take Away My Heaven by Aaron Neville (#97).

Died on this date
Avram Davidson, 70
. U.S. author. Mr. Davidson was a writer of fantasy and crime fiction who won a Hugo Award and three World Fantasy Awards.

Lennox Lewis (23-0) retained his World Boxing Council world heavyweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Tony Tucker (48-2) at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Mr. Tucker was knocked down in rounds 3 and 9.

Stanley Cup
Prince of Wales Conference
Division Finals
Montreal 4 @ Buffalo 3 (OT) (Montreal won best-of-seven series 4-0)
Pittsburgh 5 @ New York Islanders 6 (Best-of-seven series tied 2-2)

Kirk Muller scored at 11:37 of the 1st overtime period to give the Canadiens their third straight overtime win, eliminating the Sabres at War Memorial Auditorium. Montreal led 3-1 until Dale Hawerchuk scored on a powerplay with 7:30 remaining in regulation time to reduce the deficit to 3-2, and Yuri Khmylev scored with 10 seconds remaining to send the game into overtime.

Western Conference
First Round
Los Angeles Clippers 80 @ Houston 84 (Houston won best-of-five series 3-2)
Utah 92 @ Seattle 100 (Seattle won best-of-five series 3-2)

20 years ago

Died on this date
Charles "Bebe" Rebozo, 85
. U.S. banker. Mr. Rebozo founded the Key Biscayne Bank & Trust in Key Biscayne, Florida in 1964. He became friends with future U.S. President Richard Nixon in 1950, and Mr. Nixon bought a residence there. Mr. Rebozo remained a confidant and advisor to Mr. Nixon, and was investigated for allegedly accepting covert payments of $100,000 on behalf of President Nixon in the 1970s, although no charges were laid.

Stanley Cup
Eastern Conference
Montreal 2 @ Buffalo 3 (OT) (Buffalo led best-of-seven series 1-0)

Western Conference
St. Louis 4 @ Detroit 2 (St. Louis led best-of-seven series 1-0)

Geoff Sanderson scored his second goal of the game at 2:37 of the 1st overtime period as the Sabres edged the Canadiens at Marine Midland Arena.

Eastern Conference
Chicago 103 @ Charlotte 89 (Chicago led best-of-seven series 2-1)

Western Conference
Seattle 103 @ Los Angeles Lakers 119 (Los Angeles led best-of-seven series 2-1)

The Colorado Rockies topped the Montreal Expos 7-5 before 11,725 fans at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, despite 5 hits by Montreal shortstop Mark Grudzielanek.

St. Louis Cardinals’ first baseman Mark McGwire hit his 400th career major league home run in a 9-2 loss to the New York Mets before 16,132 fans at Shea Stadium in New York. Mr. McGwire was the 27th player to reach 400, and did so in fewer at bats than anyone in history: 4,726. Babe Ruth had taken 127 more at-bats, having held the old record.

A bit behind Mr. McGwire was Andres Galarraga of Atlanta, who clubbed his 300th home run in the Braves' 3-2 loss to the San Diego Padres before 37,490 fans at Turner Field in Atlanta. Tony Gwynn of the Padres homered off Tom Glavine.

Charlie Hayes, playing first base, snagged Jeff Blauser's line drive and started the San Francisco Giants' first triple play since 1980. Mr. Hayes also had 4 hits and 2 errors in the 14-inning 5-4 loss to the Chicago Cubs before 22,665 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The game ended when Mark Grace singled home 2 runs with 1 out in the bottom of the inning after the Giants had scored a run in the top of the 14th.

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Died on this date
Eddy Arnold, 89
. U.S. musician. Mr. Arnold was one of the most successful country singers and songwriters in history, placing 147 songs on the Billboard country singles chart in a career that spanned almost 60 years. His hits included The Cattle Call (1955); You Don't Know Me (1956); and Make the World Go Away (1965). Along with Jim Reeves, Mr. Arnold helped to popularize the "Nashville Sound," using string orchestras in order to reach a wider audience. Mr. Arnold died a week before his 90th birthday.

Stanley Cup
Western Conference
Dallas 1 @ Detroit 4 (Detroit led best-of-seven series 1-0)

Eastern Conference
Cleveland 73 @ Boston 89 (Boston led best-of-seven series 2-0)

Western Conference
New Orleans 99 @ San Antonio 110 (New Orleans led best-of-seven series 2-1)

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