925 years ago
Died on this date
Malcolm III, 62. King of Scots, 1058-1093. Malcolm III, a son of Duncan I, killed Macbeth and then Macbeth's stepson Lulach to take the throne. He fought battles against England, and was killed in the Battle of Alnwick, along with his eldest son Edward. King Malcolm's wife Margaret died nine days later, reportedly from sorrow for him. King Malcolm III was succeeded by Donald III.
English knights led by Robert de Mowbray defeated Scottish forces led by King Malcolm III in the Battle of Alnwick in Northumberland, England, resulting in the deaths of Malcolm and his son Edward.
210 years ago
Died on this date
George Duncan Ludlow, 74. American-born judge. Mr. Ludlow was a Puisne Judge of the Province of New York, but was a Loyalist during the American Revolution and fled to New Brunswick, serving as the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Brunswick from 1784 until his death in Fredericton.
180 years ago
Rebels in Boucherville, Lower Canada dispersed on the arrival of the militia.
150 years ago
Died on this date
Gioacchino Rossini, 76. Italian composer. Mr. Rossini wrote 39 significant operas, as well as sacred music, songs, chamber music and piano pieces. He's perhaps best known for the overture to his opera Guillaume Tell (William Tell) (1829).
130 years ago
Born on this date
Philip Francis Nowlan. U.S. author. Mr. Nowlan was a science fiction writer who created the character Buck Rogers in his novella Armageddon 2419 A.D. (1928). The Buck Rogers comic strip ran from 1929-1967. Mr. Nowlan died from a stroke on February 1, 1940 at the age of 51.
125 years ago
Born on this date
Edward Doisy. U.S. biochemist. Dr. Doisy was awarded a share of the 1943 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for his discovery of the chemical nature of vitamin K." He died on October 23, 1986, three weeks before his 93rd birthday.
110 years ago
Born on this date
C. Vann Woodward. U.S historian. Dr. Woodward specialized in the American South and race relations, and argued that racial segregation in the South was a 19th century invention rather than a historical standard. He was known for his books Origins of the New South, 1877–1913 (1951); The Strange Career of Jim Crow (1955/1965/1974); and Mary Chesnut's Civil War (1981), winning the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for History for the latter. Dr. Woodward died on December 17, 1999 at the age of 91.
100 years ago
Born on this date
George Grant. Canadian philosopher. Professor Grant was a Canadian nationalist who attempted to synthesize Christianity and Platonism. He was best known for his book Lament for a Nation (1965), in which he deplored what he saw as Canada's eventual cultural absorption by the United States. Prof. Grant died on September 27, 1988 at the age of 69.
Allied troops occupied Constantinople, the capital of the Ottoman Empire.
90 years ago
Died on this date
Jesus Obregon. Mexican military officer. Captain Obregon was the nephew of Mexican President-elect General Alvaro Obregon, who had been assassinated on July 17, 1928 by cartoonist Jose de Leon Toral. Capt. Obregon failed in an attempt to kill Mr. de Leon Toral in revenge for the assassination of his uncle, and committed suicide in Mexico City.
A cyclone wrecked the Argentine town of Villa Maria, killing 41 people, injuring 150, and destroying 200,000 acres of crops.
75 years ago
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Paper Doll--The Mills Brothers (2nd week at #1)
U.K. forces in Italy took Atessa along the Sangro River, 15 miles inland from the Adriatic Sea.
U.S.S.R. Ambassador to Mexico Constantine Oumansky said that the new Soviet-Polish border would be fixed 180 miles into former Polish territory.
Politics and government
A Mexican parliamentary committee began an investigation of the Accion Nacional and Sinarquist Union parties, branded as "traitors and outlaws" by authorities.
About 1,000 Japanese demonstrated at the Tule Lake, California internment centre, causing the imposition of martial law for 15 hours.
70 years ago
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard) (Best Seller): Buttons and Bows--Dinah Shore and the Happy Valley Boys (2nd week at #1)
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Buttons and Bows--Dinah Shore and the Happy Valley Boys
--The Dinning Sisters
2 A Tree in the Meadow--Margaret Whiting
3 It's Magic--Doris Day
--Dick Haymes and Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra
4 Maybe You'll Be There--Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra
5 Twelfth Street Rag--Pee Wee Hunt and his Orchestra
6 My Happiness--The Pied Pipers
--Jon and Sondra Steele
7 You Call Everybody Darlin'--Al Trace and the Revelers
--The Andrews Sisters
8 Hair of Gold, Eyes of Blue--Gordon MacRae and the Starlighters
9 Until--Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra
10 On a Slow Boat to China--Kay Kyser Orchestra
--Freddy Martin and his Orchestra
--Benny Goodman and his Orchestra
Singles entering the chart were Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly), with versions by Sammy Kaye and his "Swing and Sway" Orchestra; and Dinah Shore (#23); Gloria by the Mills Brothers (#26); and My Darling, with versions by Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae and the Starlighters; and Doris Day and Buddy Clark (#36).
South Korea imposed martial law in its southern provinces to suppress alleged revolutionary plots.
U.S. Defense Secretary James Forrestal released a civil defense plan prepared by the Defense Department, calling for the creation of a permanent national civil defense agency. The plan estimated that a nuclear attack would cause 40,000 deaths and 60,000 injuries for each atomic bomb used.
Montreal 7 @ Ottawa 15 (Ottawa won 2-game total points series 34-28)
Toronto 1 @ Hamilton 31 (Hamilton won best-of-three series 2-0)
Matt Anthony and Tony Golab scored touchdowns for the Rough Riders as they eliminated the Alouettes before 16,000 fans at Lansdowne Park. Mr. Golab added a single, while Eric Chipper kicked a convert and single, and Howie Turner scored 2 singles. All the Montreal points were scored in the 4th quarter, with Bob Cunningham scoring a touchdown, converted by Steve Nemeth, with Ches McCance adding a single.
Frank Filchock threw touchdown passes to Doug Smith and George Festeryga, and rushed 35 yards for a touchdown of his own, as the Tigers routed the Beaches Indians. Jack Stewart scored the game's first touchdown, and Joe Cihocki also scored a TD. Don Crowe's single in the 1st quarter gave Toronto an early 1-0 lead. It was the last game for the Beaches Indians under that name; in 1949 they reverted to their previous name of Balmy Beach.
Queen's (2-4) 10 @ McGill (1-5) 7
Western Ontario (5-1) 8 @ Toronto (4-2) 23
The Varsity Blues beat the Mustangs before 20,000 fans at Varsity Stadium, ending a 27-game winning streak stretching back to 1938; because the second-place team defeated the first-place team during the regular season, it would mean a playoff game would be held a week later to decide the championship.
60 years ago
At the movies
Houseboat, co-written and directed by Melville Shavelson, and starring Cary Grant and Sophia Loren, opened in theatres in New York City.
Died on this date
John Randolph Hearst, 49. U.S. newspaper executive. Mr. Hearst, the third son of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, was assistant general manager of Hearst Corporation. He died of a heart attack.
The Cuban government reported the deaths of 240 of Fidel Castro's guerrillas in fighting in Manzanillo, Oriente Province.
A military court in Baghdad condemned to death former Iraqi Foreign Minister Burhanuddin Bashayan on charges of participating in an anti-government conspiracy.
50 years ago
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): The Good, the Bad and the Ugly--Hugo Montenegro, his Orchestra and Chorus
Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Hey Jude/Revolution--The Beatles (6th week at #1)
2 Little Arrows--Leapy Lee
3 Those were the Days--Mary Hopkin
4 Harper Valley P.T.A.--Jeannie C. Riley
5 (The Lament of the Cherokee) Indian Reservation--Don Fardon
6 Hold Me Tight--Johnny Nash
7 Over You--Gary Puckett and the Union Gap
8 Mary, Mary/What am I Doing Hangin' 'Round--The Monkees
9 On the Road Again--Canned Heat
10 I've Gotta Get a Message to You/Kitty Can--The Bee Gees
Singles entering the chart were White Room by Cream (#36) and Midnight Confessions by the Grass Roots (#37).
The United States launched HL-10 #13, with John Manke at the controls. The HL-10 was a lifting body designed for reentry from space.
An FLQ bomb exploded at the Domtar factory in Montréal.
11 nations signed an accord for a $27-million dam project in the lower Mekong area of Cambodia.
40 years ago
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Three Times a Lady--Commodores (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Kisetsu no Naka de--Chiharu Matsuyama (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): You're the One that I Want--John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John (6th week at #1)
30 years ago
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Desire--U2 (5th week at #1)
#1 single in Switzerland: A Groovy Kind of Love--Phil Collins (3rd week at #1)
Died on this date
Jaromír Vejvoda, 86. Czech musician. Mr. Vejvoda was best known for composing the instrumental piece Modřanská polka in 1929, which became known as Beer Barrel Polka in later years after English lyrics were written.
Antal Doráti, 82. Hungarian-born U.S. conductor and composer. Mr. Doráti was principal conductor of nine orchestras, including the National Symphony Orchestra (1970-1977) and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (1975-1979). He conducted over 600 recordings, and was best known for his association with the music of Tchaikovsky.
CÉGEP students ended their strike in Québec community colleges.
Hamilton 28 @ Winnipeg 35
British Columbia 42 @ Saskatchewan 18
Tim Jessie rushed 17 times for 70 yards and a touchdown and caught 6 passes for 55 yards and another TD as the Blue Bombers defeated the Tiger-Cats before just 12,210 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Winnipeg quarterback Sean Salisbury completed 25 of 40 passes for 332 yards, 1 interception and 2 touchdowns, the second of which, a 5-yard pass to Tony Johns with 5:06 remaining in regulation time, gave the Blue Bombers a 35-21 lead after Trevor Kennerd's convert and provided the winning margin. Mr. Kennerd converted all 3 Winnipeg touchdowns and kicked 4 field goals; the team recorded a safety touch when Hamilton punter Paul Osbaldiston conceded in the 2nd quarter. Mr. Osbaldiston kicked 4 field goals, 2 singles, and converted both Hamilton touchdowns. Martin Sartin, who carried 9 times for 17 yards and caught 4 passes for 34 yards in his final CFL game, rushed 2 yards for the first Hamilton TD at 8:17 of the 1st quarter. Todd Dillon, dressing for his first game as a Tiger-Cat after being released by the Ottawa Rough Riders in mid-season, rushed 1 yard for the final touchdown with 1:45 remaining in regulation time. Tom Porras started at quarterback for the Tiger-Cats and completed 10 of 20 passes for just 108 yards and an interception; Mr. Dillon was 7 for 11 for 75 yards. Winnipeg's James Murphy led all receivers with 114 yards on 6 receptions; Richard Estell led the Tiger-Cats with 5 receptions for 73 yards.
The Lions led only 18-17 at halftime, but outscored the Roughriders 24-1 in the 2nd half to defeat them before 26,229 fans on a cold Sunday afternoon in the first playoff game at Taylor Field in Regina, and the Roughriders' first playoff game anywhere, in 12 years. Tony Cherry rushed for 184 yards and 2 touchdowns to lead the Lions, and Anthony Parker added 55 yards on 11 carries. B.C. quarterback Matt Dunigan completed 19 of 29 passes for 193 yards and a touchdown to Eric Streater, while Saskatchewan quarterback Tom Burgess completed just 19 of 42 passes for 276 yards and a 21-yard touchdown to Tom Burgess with 5 seconds left in the 2nd quarter. Mr. Burgess led the Roughriders' rushing game with 8 carries for 30 yards.
25 years ago
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): All that She Wants--Ace of Base (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in Italy: Living on My Own--Freddie Mercury (7th week at #1)
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Boom! Shake the Room--DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in Flanders (VRT): Got to Get It--Culture Beat (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in France (SNEP): Living on My Own (1993)--Freddie Mercury (6th week at #1)
#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)--Meat Loaf (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)--Meat Loaf (4th week at #1)
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)--Meat Loaf (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Cash Box): I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)--Meat Loaf (2nd week at #1)
Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 No Rain--Blind Melon
2 I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)--Meat Loaf
3 Human Wheels--John Mellencamp
4 Dreamlover--Mariah Carey
5 All That She Wants--Ace of Base
6 When There's Time (For Love)--Lawrence Gowan
7 Two Steps Behind--Def Leppard
8 Everybody Hurts--R.E.M.
9 Again--Janet Jackson
10 Hopelessly--Rick Astley
Singles entering the chart were Mary Jane's Last Dance by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (#67); As Long as I Have You by Expose (#71); True Love by Elton John and Kiki Dee (#73); Heaven Help by Lenny Kravitz (#74); Anniversary by Tony Toni Tone (#79); So Long JFK by Hemingway Corner (#84); Howlin' for My Baby by George Thorogood (#87); Heaven Knows by Luther Vandross (#90); Save Me by the Tea Party (#92); and Perfectly Good Guitar by John Hiatt (#93).
Edmonton 5 Toronto 5
Florida State 24 @ Notre Dame 31
In U.S. college football's game of the year, the #2-ranked Fighting Irish, coached by Lou Holtz, defeated head coach Bobby Bowden's #1-ranked Seminoles in South Bend, Indiana. Both teams came into the game riding 16-game winning streaks. Notre Dame's Shawn Wooden knocked down a touchdown pass attempt by Charlie Ward as time expired.
20 years ago
Died on this date
Valerie Hobson, 81. U.K. actress. Miss Hobson appeared in such movies as Great Expectations (1946); Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949); and The Rocking Horse Winner (1950). She was married to British Defense Secretary John Profumo, whose career ended in a sex scandal in 1963, leading to the downfall of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan and the Conservative government. The marriage of Mr. Profumo and Miss Hobson endured until her death.
Red Holzman, 78. U.S. basketball player and coach. William Holzman was a point guard with City College of New York from 1940-42; after service in World War II, he played with the Rochester Royals (1944-53) and Milwaukee Hawks (1953-54), helping the Royals win the NBA championship in 1951. He was playing coach with the Hawks in 1954, and continued as a non-playing coach until he was fired in 1957, by which time the Hawks had moved to St. Louis. Mr. Holzman was a scout for the New York Knickerbockers from 1957-67, then coached them from 1967-1982, except for a brief period from 1977-78. He led the Knicks to NBA championships in 1970 and 1973, and compiled a career NBA coaching record of 696-604, with 613 of his wins coming with the Knicks. Mr. Holzman was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1985, and died of leukemia.
U.S. President Bill Clinton agreed to pay Paula Jones $850,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit.
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