Friday, 29 June 2018

June 29, 2018

150 years ago

Born on this date
George Ellery Hale
. U.S. astronomer. Professor Hale was known for his study of the Sun and for his invention of the spectrohelioscope, a type of solar telescope that allows the Sun to be viewed in a selected wavelength of light. He died on February 21, 1938 at the age of 69.

130 years ago

George Edward Gouraud recorded G.F. Handel's Israel in Egypt onto a phonograph cylinder, thought for many years to be the oldest known recording of music.

120 years ago

The first through passenger train across Newfoundland left St. John's at 7:20 P.M. and arrived at Port aux Basques at 10:45 P.M. on June 30.

110 years ago

The first Dominion Exhibition opened, serving as a predecessor to the Calgary Stampede.

90 years ago

Two Negroes who had wounded two white men in a debt dispute were lynched near Brook Haven, Mississippi.

Politics and government
The U.S. Democratic National Convention concluded at Sam Houston Hall in Houston, with U.S. Senator Joseph T. Robinson (Arkansas) being elected as the party's 1928 U.S. vice presidential nominee.

John Henry Mears and Captain B.B. Collyer, who were trying to travel around the world by steamship and airplane in 23 days, left the Battery at 5 A.M. in a seaplane for the Ambrose Channel Lightship. There they were transferred to a pilot boat, and boarded the outward bound White Star liner Olympic for Cherbourg.

Ray Woods, 22, dove off the Brooklyn Bridge and was unhurt; he claimed to have also made the dive five days earlier.

Two new bridges connecting Staten Island, New York and New Jersey were opened to traffic.

75 years ago

The U.K. Royal Air Force and Royal Canadian Air Force completed the 117th air assault upon Cologne, while other units attacked Hanover for the 97th time. More than 100 U.S. Flying Fortresses struck Livorno, 200 miles northwest of Rome. The Yugoslavian government-in-exile in London revealed that General Draja Mikhailovich's forces were counterattacking against eight German divisions in Herzegovina, Montenegro, and eastern Bosnia after absorbing a 40-day German offensive.

The U.S. Federal Court of Appeals in Chicago granted new trials to six people convicted of aiding executed German spy Herbert Haupt because confessions obtained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation had been improperly used at the trial of Mr. Haupt's parents Hans and Erna Haupt, his uncle and aunt Walter and Lucille Froeling, and Otto and Kate Wergin.

70 years ago

Audience Research, a branch of Gallup Poll, reported that 354,000 television sets were in use in the United States.

Communist forces in China established a blockade of Mukden and Changchun, the main Nationalist-held cities of Manchuria.

Indian troops reported capturing the Kashmiri transport centre of Gurais.

Japanese General Yoshitaka Kawane and Colonel Kurataro Hirano were sentenced to death by a U.S. military tribunal in Yokohama for ordering the 1942 Bataan "death march."

John Studebaker resigned as U.S. Education Commissioner to join Scholastic Magazine.

Longshoremen in London voted to end their 16-day dock strike after employers promised to review contract penalty clauses condemned by workers as unfair.

60 years ago

On television tonight
Alfred Hitchcock Presents on CBS
Tonight's episode: Little White Frock, starring Herbert Marshall, Julie Adams, and Tom Helmore

This was the last episode of the season.

A 1,000-man Druze guerrilla force attacked areas southwest of Beirut in an apparent effort to take positions adjacent to Beirut International Airport.

People's Republic of China fighters shot down two Nationalist Chinese F-86 jets near Swatow.

Economics and finance
U.K. Prime Minister Harold Macmillan and Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd flew to Paris for talks with French Prime Minister Charles de Gaulle on French policy regarding North Atlantic Treaty Organization and Western European economic unity.

FIFA World Cup
Final @ Råsunda Stadium, Solna, Sweden
Brazil 5 Sweden 2

Vavá and Pelé each scored 2 goals before 49,737 fans to lead Brazil to its first World Cup title.

50 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): The Unicorn--The Irish Rovers (4th week at #1)

#1 single in France: Rain and Tears--Aphrodite's Child (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): La bambola--Patty Pravo (9th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Delilah--Tom Jones (8th week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Honey--Bobby Goldsboro (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Jumpin' Jack Flash--The Rolling Stones

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): This Guy's in Love with You--Herb Alpert (2nd week at #1)

Netherlands Top 10 (De Nederlandse Top 40)
1 Ich Bau' Dir Ein Schloss--Heintje
2 Jumpin' Jack Flash--The Rolling Stones
3 Summertime Blues--Blue Cheer
4 Young Girl--The Union Gap
5 If I Only Had Time--John Rowles
6 Lazy Sunday--Small Faces
7 Hello, How are You?--The Easybeats
8 Honey--Bobby Goldsboro
9 Mrs. Robinson--Simon and Garfunkel
7 I Can't Let Maggie Go--The Honeybus
10 Camp--Sir Henry and his Butlers

Singles entering the chart were Because I Love You by the Free (#29); The Hurdy Gurdy Man by Donovan (#31); My Name is Jack by Manfred Mann (#35); This Guy's in Love with You by Herb Alpert (#38); and Yummy Yummy Yummy by Ohio Express (#40). My Name is Jack was a version of the song performed by John Simon in the movie You Are What You Eat (1968).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 This Guy's in Love with You--Herb Alpert (2nd week at #1)
2 MacArthur Park--Richard Harris
3 Mrs. Robinson--Simon and Garfunkel
4 Angel of the Morning--Merrilee Rush & the Turnabouts
5 Yummy Yummy Yummy--Ohio Express
6 Jumpin' Jack Flash--The Rolling Stones
7 The Look of Love--Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
8 Reach Out of the Darkness--Friend and Lover
9 The Horse--Cliff Nobles & Co.
10 Here Comes the Judge--Shorty Long

Singles entering the chart were Autumn of My Life by Bobby Goldsboro (#69); Dreams of the Everyday Housewife by Wayne Newton (#75); Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon) by the Moody Blues (#76); Dreams of the Everyday Housewife by Glen Campbell (#77); Love Street (#81)/Hello, I Love You (#84) by the Doors; Love Makes a Woman by Barbara Acklin (#87); Turn on Your Love Light by Bill Black's Combo (#94); Step Inside Love by Cilla Black (#95); D-I-V-O-R-C-E by Tammy Wynette (#96); Mrs. Bluebird by Eternity's Children (#98); Classical Gas by Mason Williams (#99); and He Gives Me Love (La La La) by Lesley Gore (#100).

Canada's Top 10 (RPM)
1 This Guy's in Love with You--Herb Alpert
2 MacArthur Park--Richard Harris
3 Mony Mony--Tommy James and the Shondells
4 Angel of the Morning--Merrilee Rush
5 Yummy Yummy Yummy--Ohio Express
6 Think--Aretha Franklin
7 Mrs. Robinson--Simon and Garfunkel
8 Master Jack--Four Jacks and a Jill
9 Sleepy Joe--Herman's Hermits
10 Reach Out of the Darkness--Friend and Lover

Singles entering the chart were I'm a Midnight Mover by Wilson Pickett (#71); With Pen in Hand by Billy Vera (#72); Look Over Your Shoulder by the O'Jays (#73); Turn Around, Look at Me by the Vogues (#75); Give Me One More Chance by Wilmer and the Dukes (#86); Remember Me by Dee Depaul (#87); D-I-V-O-R-C-E by Tammy Wynette (#89); Blue Bonnie Blue by the 49th Parallel (#93); Young Birds Fly by the Cryan' Shames (#95); Sealed with a Kiss by Gary Lewis and the Playboys (#99); and I See the Rain by the Great Flood (#100).

Vancouver's Top 10 (CKLG)
1 Yummy Yummy Yummy--Ohio Express
2 Mony Mony--Tommy James and the Shondells
3 Jumpin' Jack Flash--The Rolling Stones
4 I Wanna Live--Glen Campbell
5 Choo Choo Train--The Box Tops
6 A Man Without Love (Quando M'innamoro)--Engelbert Humperdinck
7 Lady Willpower--Gary Puckett and the Union Gap
8 MacArthur Park--Richard Harris
9 I Love You--People
10 San Francisco Girls (Return of the Native)--Fever Tree

Singles entering the chart were Grazing in the Grass by Hugh Masakela (#25); Don't Take it So Hard by Paul Revere and the Raiders (#26); With Pen in Hand by Billy Vera (#27); (You Keep Me) Hangin' On by Joe Simon (#28); The Story of Rock and Roll by the Turtles (#29); and Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon) by the Moody Blues (#30).

Calgary's Top 10 (Glenn's Music)
1 Jumpin' Jack Flash--The Rolling Stones
2 D.W. Washburn--The Monkees
3 The Legend of Xanadu--Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich
4 Mony Mony--Tommy James and the Shondells
5 Mrs. Robinson--Simon and Garfunkel
6 Master Jack--Four Jacks and a Jill
7 Sky Pilot--Eric Burdon and the Animals
8 Yummy Yummy Yummy--Ohio Express
9 Lady Willpower--Gary Puckett and the Union Gap
10 MacArthur Park--Richard Harris
Pick hit of the week: Hurdy Gurdy Man--Donovan

The J. Percy Priest Dam in Tennessee was dedicated by U.S. President Lyndon Johnson.

Carlos Teo Cruz (36-12-2) won the world lightweight title with a 15-round split decision over defending champion Carlos Ortiz (51-6-1) at Estadio Quisqueya in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

World welterweight champion Curtis Cokes (52-9-3) scored a technical knockout of Willie Ludick (28-4) in the 3rd round of a non-title bout at Praça de Touros Monumental in Maputo, Mozambique. Mr. Cokes had retained his title with a 5-round TKO over Mr. Ludick on April 16.

40 years ago

On television tonight
James at 16, starring Lance Kerwin, on NBC
Tonight's episode: Queen of the Silver Dollar

This was the 21st and last episode of the series.

Died on this date
Bob Crane, 49
. U.S. actor. Mr. Crane was a successful radio disc jockey before going into acting, where he achieved fame as the star of the television comedy series Hogan's Heroes (1965-1971). He indulged a sexually licentious lifestyle, that included videotaping his acts with various women. In the spring of 1978, Mr. Crane was in Scottsdale, Arizona, starring in the dinner theatre play Beginner's Luck. He was reportedly desiring to forsake his immoral lifestyle, and was having meetings with a local pastor. Two weeks before his 50th birthday, Mr. Crane was found in his apartment bludgeoned to death; his friend and video technician John Carpenter was tried and acquitted, and the murder remains officially unsolved.

Two Israelis were killed and 35 wounded when a bomb exploded in a market in Jerusalem. A Palestine Liberation Organization unit named after the recently-killed Ali Yasin claimed responsibility.

Hamilton (2-2) 11 @ Toronto (2-1) 16
Saskatchewan (0-3) 25 @ British Columbia (3-0) 30

30 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Only One Woman--Alien (6th week at #1)

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the index of leading economic indicators had declined 0.1% in May.

Winnipeg (1-0) 30 @ Ottawa (0-1) 25

25 years ago

The U.S.A.'s four major commercial networks agreed to post warnings on violent content in programs in a move to avert a federally-imposed ratings system.

Hamilton (2-0) 39 @ Toronto (0-2) 25 (OT)

20 years ago

Died on this date
Horst Jankowski, 62
. German musician. Mr. Jankowski was a jazz and easy listening pianist and composer who was best known for his single Eine Schwarzwaldfahrt (A Walk in the Black Forest), a major international hit in 1965. He died of lung cancer.

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