Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Mary Tere Martinez!
275 years ago
Great Britain, Austria, and the Kingdom of Sardinia signed the Treaty of Worms.
230 years ago
Politics and government
The Philadelphia Convention of the Congress of the Confederation authorized the first national election and declared New York City the temporary national capital.
175 years ago
The Greek Army rebelled against the autocratic rule of King Otto, demanding the granting of a constitution.
170 years ago
An explosion drove an iron rod through the head of U.S. railroad foreman Phineas Gage, making him an important early case of personality change after brain injury.
100 years ago
Born on this date
Dick Haymes. Argentine-born U.S. singer and actor. Mr. Haymes, born in Buenos Aires to American parents, was one of the most popular singers in the United States from 1941-1951, reaching the top 10 on the Billboard pop singles chart 30 times, and reaching #1 with It Can't Be Wrong (1943); You'll Never Know (1943); and I'll Get By (1944, with Harry James and the Melody Makers). He hosted the radio program The Dick Haymes Show (1944-1948), and appeared in movies, usually musicals such as State Fair (1945) and Words and Music (1948). Mr. Haymes died of lung cancer on March 28, 1980 at the age of 61.
90 years ago
The United States recognized the new Albanian monarchy, with King Zog I as head of state.
75 years ago
The Canadian government of Prime Minister Mackenzie King ordered two home-defense divisions disbanded. The U.S. Selective Service System ordered state directors to induct all available non-fathers before calling pre-Pearl Harbor fathers regardless of local board October quotas. U.S. forces encountered the heaviest fighting of the Mediterranean campaign around Salerno, Italy, facing repeated German counterattacks. Soviet troops stormed through German defenses in the Bryansk area and reached the east bank of the Desna River.
Politics and government
The central executive committee of China's governing Kuomintang party named Chiang Kai-shek to a three-year term as President of China, succeeding Lin Sen, who had died on August 1.
70 years ago
On the radio
The Casebook of Gregory Hood, starring Elliott Lewis, on MBS
On television tonight
John Facenda anchored his first newscast on WCAU, the CBS affiliate in Philadelphia.
Mohandas Gandhi's autobiography, The Story of My Experiments with Truth, was published by Public Affairs Press.
Indian forces invaded Hyderabad after Mir Osman Ali Khan, the Nizam of Hyderabad, refused them permission to enter as a "peace-keeping force."
Politics and government
Speaking before the American Association for the Advancement of Science, U.S. President Harry Truman endorsed the protest of eight atomic scientists against House of Representatives Un-American Activities Committee spy hearings, which he claimed promoted "the public airing of unfounded rumours, gossip, and vilification."
U.S. Representative Margaret Chase Smith (Republican) of Maine was elected to the U.S. Senate by a record majority of 92,850 votes, becoming the first woman to serve in both houses of Congress and the first Republican woman to win a full Senate term.
Winnipeg (2-4) 0 @ Calgary (5-0) 18
Paul Rowe, Woody Strode, and Mr. Kliewer scored touchdowns for the Stampeders as they shut out the Blue Bombers at Mewata Stadium. Fred Wilmot kicked 2 converts and Pete Thodos added the other.
Pinch hitter Joe Schultz singled home Paul Lehner in the top of the 9th inning to break a 2-2 tie as the St. Louis Browns edged the Cleveland Indians 3-2 before 7,008 fans at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland. The Browns trailed 2-0 after 7 innings, but scored 2 runs in the 8th to tie the score. Don Black started on the mound for Cleveland and pitched 2 scoreless innings, but suffered a cerebral hemorrhage while at bat in the bottom of the 2nd inning. He had fouled off a pitch into the upper deck of the stadium, and then collapsed holding onto his neck. He was able to walk to the dugout under his own power, but had lost consciousness by the time an ambulance arrived. Mr. Black was taken to St. Vincent Charity Hospital and was conscious for a time, but lapsed into a coma. His doctor noted that he was likely to make a full recovery, though he was "through with baseball for this year and possibly for good." After a few days in critical condition, Mr. Black began to recover, and his condition was reported to have improved greatly.
The Brooklyn Dodgers scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning and 4 in the 7th to overcome a 3-0 deficit and defeated the Chicago Cubs 6-4 before 22,182 fans at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn.
The New York Giants scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning as they defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 before 33,372 fans at the Polo Grounds in New York. Monty Kennedy pitched a 9-hit complete game victory.
60 years ago
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): The Purple People Eater--Sheb Wooley (6th week at #1)
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Sail Along Silvery Moon--Billy Vaughn and his Orchestra (10th week at #1)
#1 single in France (IFOP): When--The Kalin Twins
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Mirror): When--The Kalin Twins (3rd week at #1)
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu (Volare)--Domenico Modugno (4th week at #1)
2 Little Star--The Elegants
3 Bird Dog--The Everly Brothers
4 Patricia--Perez Prado and his Orchestra
5 Just a Dream--Jimmy Clanton and the Rockets
6 It's All in the Game--Tommy Edwards
7 My True Love--Jack Scott
8 Everybody Loves a Lover--Doris Day
9 Rock-in Robin--Bobby Day
10 Born Too Late--The Poni-Tails
Singles entering the chart were Firefly by Tony Bennett (#63); Promise Me, Love by Andy Williams (#65); The End by Earl Grant (#66); The Day the Rains Came, with versions by Jane Morgan; and Raymond Lefevre and his Orchestra (#69); Treasure of Your Love by Eileen Rodgers (#72); We Have Love by Jackie Wilson (#76); It's Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty (#79); Still as the Night by Sanford Clark (#80); Win Your Love for Me by Same Cooke (#82); Break-Up by Jerry Lee Lewis (#85); I Wish by the Platters (#86); Up Until Now by Johnnie Ray (#87); My Life by Chuck Willis (#88); Roses of Rio by the Four Aces (#89); Trickle, Trickle by the Videos (#90); Hey, Stella! (Who Zat Down Your Cellar?) by the Crew-Cuts (#92); Ten Commandments of Love by Harvey and the Moonglows (#93); Strange are the Ways of Love by Gogi Grant (#95); Old MacDonald by the Chargers (#96); This Little Girl's Gone Rockin' by Ruth Brown (#97); You're Looking at Me by Johnny Nash (#98); You're a Sweetheart by Little Willie John (#99): and I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire by Somethin' Smith and the Redheads (#100). Strange are the Ways of Love was a version of the song from the movie The Young Land (1959).
Died on this date
Don Tait, 53. U.S. golf club designer. Mr. Tait worked with Spalding and made golf clubs for U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower. He died in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Winnipeg (5-2) 20 @ Calgary (4-2) 7
British Columbia (0-7) 7 @ Edmonton (4-3) 13
Sarnia (4-0) 33 @ Kitchener-Waterloo (2-2) 21
Detroit (0-3) 14 @ London (1-2) 27
Gordie Rowland returned an interception for the first touchdown and Jim Van Pelt, who had relieved injured Kenny Ploen early in the game, rushed for a TD on the second-last play of the game and added 2 converts and 2 field goals to help the Blue Bombers beat the Stampeders before 15,700 fans at Mewata Stadium. Chuck Holloway scored the Calgary touchdown on a 27-yard pass from Maury Duncan in the 2nd quarter.
With 2 1/2 inches of rain on the field and a 45-mile-per-hour wind, the Eskimos and Lions combined for 13 fumbles as the Eskimos won before just 7,000 fans in the worst weather in recent memory. The Eskimos fumbled 7 times and lost 4, while the Lions fumbled 6 times and lost 2. B.C. fullback Ed Vereb opened the scoring with a 4-yard touchdown rush in the 1st quarter, converted by Ted Hunt. Normie Kwong scored the only Edmonton touchdown on a 2-yard rush in the 2nd quarter. Joe Mobra converted and added a field goal and 2 singles on missed field goals, and Bill Walker punted for a single late in the game. The Eskimos produced only 173 yards in total offense, largely because of the weather.
J.B. Smith scored 2 touchdowns to help the Golden Bears defeat the Dutchmen at Kitchener Stadium. Dick Dixon and George Tait scored the other Sarnia TDs, with Gino Cappelletti adding 3 converts and 2 field goals. Bernie Custis scored 2 touchdowns for the Dutchmen, with Dave West scoring the other, all converted by Mike Norcia.
Jim Greer scored 2 touchdowns for the Lords as they beat the Raiders at Labatt Park. Charlie Evans and Ross Buckle scored the other London TDs, with Del Thachuk adding 2 converts and Jim Thompson scoring a single. Dick Booker and Dick Mosely scored Detroit touchdowns, both converted by Ed Bagdon.
50 years ago
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Indian Lake--The Cowsills (2nd week at #1)
Vancouver's Top 10 (CKLG)
1 Harper Valley P.T.A.--Ricki Page (2nd week at #1)
--Jeannie C. Riley
2 Hey Jude/Revolution--The Beatles
3 On the Road Again--Canned Heat
4 Morning Dew--Lulu
5 Hush--Deep Purple
6 You Keep Me Hangin' On--The Vanilla Fudge
7 Fire--Arthur Brown
8 People Got to Be Free--The Rascals
9 I've Gotta Get a Message to You--The Bee Gees
10 And Suddenly--The Cherry People
Singles entering the chart were 1,2,3, Red Light by the 1910 Fruitgum Company (#24); My Special Angel by the Vogues (#27); I by Mother Tucker's Yellow Duck (#28); Brown Eyed Woman by Bill Medley (#29); and Suzie Q (Part One) by Creedence Clearwater Revival (#30).
Edmonton's top 10 (CJCA)
1 Revolution/Hey Jude--The Beatles
2 Harper Valley P.T.A.--Jeannie C. Riley
3 Born to Be Wild--Steppenwolf
4 Sunshine of Your Love--Cream
5 Do it Again--The Beach Boys
6 Tell Someone You Love Them--Dino, Desi and Billy
7 People Got to Be Free--The Rascals
8 Hello, I Love You--The Doors
9 I've Gotta Get a Message to You--The Bee Gees
10 1,2,3, Red Light--1910 Fruitgum Company
Died on this date
Wayne Larkin, 29. Canadian hockey player. Mr. Larkin, a native of Winnipeg, played left wing, and was the captain of the Winnipeg Braves when they won the Memorial Cup in 1959. He concluded that season with the Winnipeg Warriors of the Western Hockey League, and played with six other teams in the WHL, International Hockey League, and American Hockey League from 1959-68. His career included four seasons with the Cleveland Barons of the AHL (1960-62, 1963-65), and he helped the Barons win the Calder Cup in 1964. Mr. Larkin played with the AHL's Buffalo Bisons, then a farm team of the New York Rangers, from 1966-68, and was invited to the Rangers' training camp in 1968. During a practice early in camp, the players were standing on the ice after a drill when Mr. Larkin collapsed with a fatal heart attack.
40 years ago
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Three Times a Lady--Commodores (4th week at #1)
A U.S. House of Representatives ethics committee charged Rep. Joshua Eilberg (Democrat--Pennsylvania) with breaking House rules and federal law in connection with fees of over $100,000 paid to him for his help in getting a $14.5-million grant for a Philadelphia hospital in 1975.
30 years ago
Discovery of a 1,500-year-old burial site 420 miles northwest of Lima, Peru was announced and described as the most significant of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. The site contained the remains of a high-ranking warrior-priest of the Moche people and of several of his wives and servants. The Moche were a great civilization that pre-dated the Inca. Dr. Christopher Donnan of the University of California said that the discovery ranked in importance with that of King Tutankhamen's tomb in Egypt.
In a reversal of policy, the U.S. administration of President Ronald Reagan said that the United States would make an overdue payment of $44 million in dues to the United Nations, with an additional $144 million in dues to be paid October 1.
Hurricane Gilbert hit the Cayman Islands with winds of 130 miles per hour. It was the strongest recorded hurricane in the Western Hemisphere until Hurricane Wilma in 2005 (based on barometric pressure).
25 years ago
#1 single in Germany (Media Control): What's Up?--4 Non Blondes (4th week at #1)
Died on this date
Carl Voss, 86. U.S. hockey player and official. Mr. Voss, a native of Chelsea, Massachusetts, moved to Canada as a teenager. He played for Queen's University and the Toronto Marlboros before turning professional in 1926. He played briefly with the Toronto Maple Leafs before spending several years in the minors. Mr. Voss began the 1932-33 season with the New York Rangers before moving to the Detroit Red Wings, becoming the first winner of the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL's Rookie of the Year. Early the following season he was dealt to the Ottawa Senators and played for the team when they became the St. Louis Eagles a year later. He played with the New York Americans, Montreal Maroons, and Chicago Black Hawks, scoring the Stanley Cup-winning goal for the Black Hawks in 1938. A knee injury in training camp the following season ended Mr. Voss's playing career. He went on to serve as an executive and official, eventually spending 15 years from 1950-1965 as the NHL's Referee-in-Chief. Mr. Voss was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a builder in 1974. Mr. Voss also played football, and was a member of the Queen's University team that won the Grey Cup in 1924.
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat shook hands on the lawn of the White House to mark the signing of a Declaration of Principles for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians.
20 years ago
Died on this date
George Wallace, 79. U.S. politician. Mr. Wallace was a Democrat for most of his career, and served three terms as Governor of Alabama (1963-1967, 1973-1979, 1983-1987). During his first term as Governor, he became internationally know for his defense of racial segregation, particularly in schools. Mr. Wallace ran for the Democratic party nomination for President of the United States three times, but ran his most successful presidential campaign as the nominee of the American Independent Party in 1968, winning five Southern states and 46 electoral votes. In 1972, Mr. Wallace was shot by Arthur Bremer while campaigning for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, and was permanently paralyzed from the waist down. In the late 1970s, he claimed to have become a Christian, and repudiated and apologized for his previous racial views and actions. He died after years of declining health, 19 days after his 79th birthday.
Frasier won a record fifth consecutive Emmy Award for best comedy series.
Hamilton (9-2) 30 @ Montreal (8-3) 9
Saskatchewan (3-8) 35 @ Winnipeg (1-10) 36
Danny McManus passed for a touchdown and rushed for another as the Tier-Cats beat the Alouettes before 18,262 fans at Molson Stadium.
Rookie backup quarterback Troy Kopp relieved starter T.J. Rubley and led the Blue Bombers to 4 unanswered touchdowns in the 4th quarter to upset the Roughriders before 23,726 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Mr. Kopp threw 5 yards to Dimitrious Stanley with 21 seconds remaining in regulation time for the tying touchdown, and Troy Westwood kicked the winning convert.
Mark Grace hit a solo home run with 1 out in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Chicago Cubs an 11-10 win over the Milwaukee Brewers before 40,846 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Chicago right fielder Sammy Sosa hit his 61st and 62nd homers of the season, the latter beginning a 2-run 9th-inning rally to tie the score.
Sean Casey broke up Andy Benes' bid for a no-hitter with a single with 1 out in the 9th inning, but Mr. Benes and the Arizona Diamondbacks shut out the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 before 17,741 fans at Cinergy Field in Cincinnati.
Willie Blair allowed 3 hits in 7 1/3 innings to win the pitchers' duel over Miguel Batista as the New York Mets edged the Montreal Expos 1-0 before 15,152 fans at Olympic Stadium in Montreal. Brian McRae doubled home Edgardo Alfonzo with 2 out in the top of the 8th inning to score the game's only run.
Barry Bonds hit his 33rd home run of the season, a 3-run blow with 1 out in the bottom of the 8th inning, to give the San Francisco Giants a 4-3 win over the Colorado Rockies before 30,278 fans at 3Com Park at Candlestick Point in San Francisco.
Richie Sexson hit a 3-run home run with 2 out in the bottom of the 8th inning to break a 3-3 tie as the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3 before 43,178 fans at Jacobs Field in Cleveland. Cleveland designated hitter Cecil Fielder batted 1 for 2, singling in the 5th inning in his last major league plate appearance, in the 1,470th game of his 13-year major league career.
Ben Grieve hit a 3-run home run with none out the in the top of the 12th inning to break a 6-6 tie as the Oakland Athletics beat the Minnesota Twins 9-6 before 8,454 fans at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis.
10 years ago
Five bomb blasts took place within a span of a few minutes in Delhi, one terrorist attack in a series committed by the Indian Mujahideen.
Hamilton (2-9) 33 @ Edmonton (7-4) 38
Saskatchewan (8-3) 23 @ British Columbia (6-5) 28
Calvin McCarty rushed 21 yards for a touchdown with 59 seconds remaining in regulation time to give the Eskimos their win over the Tiger-Cats before 37,500 fans at Commonwealth Stadium. Edmonton defensive back Jason Goss returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown in the first minute of the game, and returned another 94 yards for a TD in the 3rd quarter. Hamilton defensive back Geoff Tisdale returned an interception 62 yards for a touchdown on the first play of the 4th quarter, and quarterback Casey Printers completed 2 touchdown passes to Prechae Rodriguez. Edmonton quarterback Ricky Ray completed 23 of 35 passes for 355 yards and a 41-yard touchdown to Kelly Campbell, and also rushed 1 yard for a TD, but threw 4 interceptions.
British Columbia (2-1) 28 @ Manitoba (1-2) 0
Alberta (1-2) 11 @ Calgary (2-1) 17
Saskatchewan (2-1) 17 @ Simon Fraser (2-1) 27
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