Sunday, 16 June 2019

June 14, 2019

425 years ago

Died on this date
Orlande de Lassus, 62-64
. Flemish composer. Mr. Lassus was the chief representative of the mature polyphonic style of the Franco-Flemish school, composing both sacred and secular vocal works.

230 years ago

World events
HMS Bounty mutiny survivors, including Captain William Bligh and 18 others, reached Timor after a journey of nearly 4,600 miles in an open boat, 47 days after the mutiny near Tahiti.

200 years ago

Born on this date
Henry Gardner
. U.S. politician. Mr. Gardner, a member of the Whig and then the American ("Know Nothing") Parties, was Governor of Massachusetts from 1855-1858. His administration achieved important electoral reforms, but Mr. Gardner was defeated in his bid for re-election in 1857, and disappeared into obscurity before his death on July 21, 1892 at the age of 73.

180 years ago

The village of Henley-on-Thames, on the River Thames in Oxfordshire, England, staged the first Henley Royal Regatta.

125 years ago

Born on this date
. Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, 1912-1919. Marie-Adélaïde succeeded her father Grand Duke William IV on the throne. She was perceived as a supporter of Germany during World War I, which made her unpopular not only in her own country, but in neighbouring France and Belgium. Marie-Adélaïde abdicated on January 14, 1919 in favour of her younger sister Charlotte, and retired to a monasery in Italy. She left the monastery because of ill health, and died in Germany of influenza on January 24, 1924 at the age of 29.

José Carlos Mariátegui. Peruvian political philosopher. Mr. Mariátegui was a Marxist who insisted that a socialist revolution should evolve organically in Latin America on the basis of local conditions and practices, rather than mechanically applying a European formula. His best-known book was Seven Interpretive Essays on Peruvian Reality (1928). Mr. Mariátegui suffered a serious leg injury at the age of 2; the leg was amputated in 1924, but complications eventually caused his death at the age of 35 on April 16, 1930.

W. W. E. Ross. Canadian geophysicist and poet. William Wrighton Eustace Ross was a geophysicist at the Dominion Magnetic Observatory in Agincourt, Ontario. He's been called the "first modern Canadian poet" because he was the first published poet in Canada to write Imagist poetry, and the first to write surrealist verse. Mr. Ross died on August 26, 1966 at the age of 72.

Jack Adams. Canadian-born U.S. hockey player, coach, and executive. Mr. Adams, a native of Fort William, Ontario, was a centre and right wing with the Toronto Arenas/St. Patricks (1917-19, 1922-26); Vancouver Millionaires (1919-22); and Ottawa Senators (1926-27), scoring 189 points on 135 goals and 54 assists in 243 regular season games, and 12 goals and 1 assist in 21 playoff games, while playing on Stanley Cup championship teams in 1918 and 1927. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1959 as a player, although he's best remembered for his achievements as a coach and executive. Mr. Adams was coach of the Detroit Cougars/Falcons/Red Wings from 1927-47 and general manager from 1927-63, leading them to Stanley Cup championships in 1936, 1937, and 1943 as coach and general manager, and championships in 1950, 1952, 1954, and 1955 as general manager only. He was fired in 1963, but promptly became the first president of the Central Professional Hockey League, and was serving in that capacity when he died of a heart attack at his desk on May 1, 1968 at the age of 73. In 1966, Mr. Adams became the first recipient of the Lester Patrick Trophy for service to hockey in the United States. The Adams Cup, for the championship of the CPHL (later CHL), was named in his honour, as is the Jack Adams Award, annually awarded to the Coach of the Year in the National Hockey League since 1974.

Massey Hall opened in Toronto with a performance of Handel's Messiah as part of a three-day festival. Massey Hall was built at a cost of $152,000 by Hart Massey, head of the Massey farm machinery business, as a memorial to his eldest son Charles, who had died of typhoid at age 36. The top ticket price was $1.

120 years ago

Born on this date
June Walker
. U.S. actress. Miss Walker was primarily a stage actress, and had a Broadway career spanning 40 years. She was the first actress to play Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1926). Miss Walker appeared in several movies and numerous television programs, and died on February 3, 1966 at the age of 66.

110 years ago

Born on this date
Burl Ives
. U.S. musician and actor. Mr. Ives was a guitarist, banjoist, and folk singer who achieved popularity on radio and in personal appearances in the 1930s and '40s. He achieved commercial success in recordings, with his hits including The Blue Tail Fly (1947); Lavender Blue (1949); A Little Bitty Tear (1962); and Funny Way of Laughin' (1962). Mr. Ives began appearing in movies in the 1940s; he won an Academy Award for his supporting performance in The Big Country (1958), but probably should have won for playing Big Daddy in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958). Mr. Ives provided his voice for the television animated Christmas special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964), which included the song A Holly Jolly Christmas. His re-recording of the song for release as a single in 1965 became an annual staple of radio Christmas playlists. Mr. Ives announced his official retirement on his 80th birthday in 1989, but continued to do occasional benefit performances until 1993. He died on April 13, 1995 at the age of 85.

100 years ago

Born on this date
Sam Wanamaker
. U.S. actor, director, and producer. Mr. Wanamaker, born Samuel Wattenmacker, was a theatre actor and director who became a Communist sympathizer during World War II. While appearing in a play in London in 1950, he heard that his Communist sympathies might get him blacklisted in the United States, so he remained in England, and became a popular actor and director, returning to the U.S.A. from time to time for film and television roles. Mr. Wanamaker wanted to build a restored Globe Theatre at its original location in London, and the project was finally completed several years after his death from prostate cancer on December 18, 1993 at the age of 74.

Gene Barry. U.S. actor. Mr. Barry, born Eugene Klass, starred in movies such as The Atomic City (1952) and The War of the Worlds (1953), but was better known for starring in television series such as Bat Masterson (1958-1961); Burke's Law (1963-1966); and The Name of the Game (1968-1971). He died on December 9, 2009 at the age of 90.

British Army Captain John Alcock and Lieutenant Arthur Brown took off from St. John's, Newfoundland in their Vickers Vimy bomber, a two-motor biplane, to make the first nonstop transatlantic flight.

75 years ago

All units of the exhausted 3rd Canadian Infantry Division were put on reserve after taking le Mesnil-Patry in Normandy, where German forces concentrated 7.5 of their 8 armoured divisions, and half of their 12 other divisions against Canadian and British forces. The largest armoured battle of World War II was fought in an area of France bounded by Caumont, Villers-Bocage, Tilly-aux-Seulles, and Ballroy. After several failed attempts, the British Army abandoned Operation Perch, its plan to capture the German-occupied French town of Caen. French General Charles de Gaulle spent part of the day in Normandy, receiving enthusiastic welcomes in several liberated towns. Allied troops broke through a makeshift German defense line above Rome, arching from the Tyrrhenian Sea to the top of Lake Bolsena. Soviet units drove on the Karelian Isthmus in Finland, engulfing Kuuterselkae as four columns advanced along a 28-mile front. U.S. troops landed on Saipan in the Mariana Islands, and beachheads were quickly secured. U.S. officials ended talks with Polish Prime Minister Stanislaw Mikolajczyk, who announced that Poland could count on U.S. support. The U.S. House of Representatives Military Affairs Committee filed a report charging that Colonel Theodore Wyman, the Army's engineer in Hawaii, had been negligent in permitting a work lag contributing to Japan's successful raid on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

Hans Max Haupt was fined $10,000 and sentenced in Chicago by U.S. Federal Court Judge John Barnes to life imprisonment for treason.

70 years ago

On the radio
Philo Vance, starring Jackson Beck
Tonight’s episode: The Combination Murder Case

On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Help Wanted, starring Otto Kruger, D.A. Clarke-Smith, and Peggy French

Died on this date
Russell Doubleday, 77. U.S author and editor. Mr. Doubleday was the brother of publisher Frank Nelson Doubleday, and worked with his brother's firm as an editor and executive. He wrote several books himself from 1898-1940.

Albert II. U.S. space monkey. Albert II, a rhesus monkey, rode a V-2 rocket to an altitude of 83 miles, becoming the first primate in space. He survived the flight, but was killed on impact when his parachute failed.

Bao Dai resumed the title of Emperor of Vietnam, claiming sovereignty over Annam, Tonkin, and Cochin China.

Politics and government
The Bulgarian government announced the expulsion of former Deputy Premier Traicho Kostov from the Communist Party for persistently advocating "anti-Russian" and "nationalist" policies.

Frank Oppenheimer, brother of U.S. nuclear physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer and a participant in the Manhattan Project, admitted to the House of Representatives Committee on Un-American activities that he and his wife had belonged to the Communist Party during the late 1930s.

Ruth Ann Steinhagen, 19, shot Philadelphia Phillies’ first baseman Eddie Waitkus in her room at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago. Miss Steinhagen had developed an obsession with Mr. Waitkus, even learning the Lithuanian language after finding out that he was of that ancestry. She had registered at the hotel under the name Ruth Ann Burns, and had sent Mr. Waitkus a message saying that she had something of importance to tell him. The bullet punctured a lung and lodged near Mr. Waitkus’s heart. He endured four operations, but survived, and returned to play the full season in 1950. At the time of the shooting, he was hitting .304. The shooting occurred just before midnight; the Phillies had beaten the Chicago Cubs 9-2 at Wrigley Field that afternoon, with Mr. Waitkus batting 1 for 4. Miss Steinhagen was eventually judged insane, and served three years in a mental institution. The incident is said to have inspired Bernard Malamud’s novel The Natural.

The temperature in Yukon Territory reached 97 degrees Fahrenheit (36.1 degrees), Celsius, a Yukon record.

Striking Berlin railway workers rejected settlement terms proposed by the city's U.S. and U.S.S.R. military governors.

60 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in France (IFOP): Ce serait dommage--Sacha Distel

On television tonight
Alfred Hitchcock Presents, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Touché, starring Paul Douglas, Hugh Marlowe, Robert Morse, and Dody Heath

61 guerrilla prisoners arrived in Managua, marking the end of an unsuccessful two-week invasion of Nicaragua.

World events
Dominican exiles departed Cuba and landed in the Dominican Republic to overthrow the totalitarian government of President Rafael Trujillo. All but four were killed or executed.

Politics and government
The Democratic Union for the Defense of African Interests, led by Prime Minister Fulbert Youlou, won 51 of 61 seats in the Republic of the Congo parliamentary election. The African Socialist Movement-Congolese Progressive Party won the remaining 10 seats.

U.S. Senator Hubert Humphrey (Democrat--Minnesota) announced the formation of a Wisconsin Humphrey-for-President organization.

Disneyland Monorail System, the first daily operating monorail system in the Western Hemisphere, opened to the public in Anaheim, California.

Billy Casper shot a 4-over-par 84 to win the U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York with a 2-over-par total score of 282, a troke ahead of Bob Rosburg. First prize money was $12,000.

50 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Get Back/Don't Let Me Down--The Beatles with Billy Preston (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Rhodesia (Lyons Maid): Get Back--The Beatles with Billy Preston (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in France: Oh Happy Day--The Edwin Hawkins Singers

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Storia d'amore--Adriano Celentano

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Das Mädchen Carina--Roy Black (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Get Back--The Beatles with Billy Preston (6th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Dizzy--Tommy Roe

Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Get Back/Don't Let Me Down--The Beatles with Billy Preston (2nd week at #1)
2 The Real Thing--Russell Morris
3 Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)--The 5th Dimension
4 Gitarzan--Ray Stevens
5 Hair--The Cowsills
6 Goodbye--Mary Hopkin
7 The Boxer/Baby Driver--Simon & Garfunkel
8 Proud Mary--Creedence Clearwater Revival
9 Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)--Peter Sarstedt
10 Israelites--Desmond Dekker and the Aces

Singles entering the chart were My Sentimental Friend by Herman's Hermits (#36); Time is Tight by Booker T. & the M.G.'s (#37); and Dear Prudence by Doug Parkinson in Focus (#39).

Netherlands Top 10 (De Nederlandse Top 40)
1 Oh Happy Day--The Edwin Hawkins Singers (2nd week at #1)
2 Big Bamboo--The Merrymen
3 Israelites--Desmond Dekker and the Aces
4 The Ballad of John and Yoko--The Beatles
5 Je t'aime...mon non plus--Jane Birkin avec Serge Gainsbourg
6 The Boxer--Simon & Garfunkel
7 Suzanne--Herman Van Veen
8 Cupid--Johnny Nash
9 Stop the Machine--Swinging Soul Machine
10 Let the Sun Shine In--Marva Hodge & the Moody Sec

Singles entering the chart were Break Away by the Beach Boys (#34); I Threw it All Away by Bob Dylan (#36); and The Storm by Gloria (#38).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 Get Back--The Beatles with Billy Preston (4th week at #1)
2 Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet--Henry Mancini, his Orchestra and Chorus
3 In the Ghetto--Elvis Presley
4 Bad Moon Rising--Creedence Clearwater Revival
5 Love (Can Make You Happy)--Mercy
6 Grazing in the Grass--The Friends of Distinction
7 Oh Happy Day--The Edwin Hawkins Singers
8 Too Busy Thinking About My Baby--Marvin Gaye
9 These Eyes--The Guess Who?
10 One--Three Dog Night

Singles entering the chart were The Ballad of John and Yoko by the Beatles (#71); Mother Popcorn (You Got To Have A Mother For Me) (Part 1) by James Brown (#80); Yesterday, When I was Young (Hier Encore) by Roy Clark (#83); The Girl I'll Never Know (Angels Never Fly this Low) by Frankie Valli (#84); Quentin's Theme by the Charles Randolph Grean Sounde (#85); Dammit Isn't God's Last Name by Frankie Laine (#87); Don't Wake Me Up in the Morning, Michael by Peppermint Rainbow (#88); The Days of Sand and Shovels by Bobby Vinton (#90); It's My Thing (You Can’t Tell Me Who to Sock it To) by Marva Whitney (#94); Funny Feeling by the Delfonics (#95); Moonflight by Vik Venus alias: Your Main Moon Man (#96); Gotta Get to Know You by Bobby Bland (#98); and Tell All the People by the Doors (#100). Moonflight was a "break-in" record, with an interviewer asking questions, and the "answers" consisting of clips of recent hit singles by various artists.

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Get Back--The Beatles with Billy Preston (4th week at #1)
2 Bad Moon Rising--Creedence Clearwater Revival
3 In the Ghetto--Elvis Presley
4 Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet--Henry Mancini, his Orchestra and Chorus
5 Love (Can Make You Happy)--Mercy
6 These Eyes--The Guess Who?
7 Grazing in the Grass--The Friends of Distinction
8 Oh Happy Day--The Edwin Hawkins Singers
9 More Today than Yesterday--The Spiral Starecase
10 Too Busy Thinking About My Baby--Marvin Gaye

Singles entering the chart were The Ballad of John and Yoko by the Beatles (#61); The Feeling is Right by Clarence Carter (#64); Mother Popcorn (You Got To Have A Mother For Me) (Part 1) by James Brown (#68); I'm Still a Struggling Man by Edwin Starr (#72); Tell All the People by the Doors (#75); Doggone Right by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (#76); The Prophecy of Daniel & John the Divine (Six-Six-Six) by the Cowsills (#78); Pinch Me (Baby, Convince Me) by Ohio Express (#81); Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) by Neil Diamond (#83); Put a Little Love in Your Heart by Jackie DeShannon (#88); Moonflight by Vik Venus alias: Your Main Moon Man (#92); Don't Tell Your Mama (Where You've Been) by Eddie Floyd (#93); Didn't We by Richard Harris (#95); Memphis Underground by Herbie Mann (#97); Stay and Love Me All Summer by Brian Hyland (#98); and In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) by Zager & Evans (#100).

Calgary's Top 10 (Glenn's Music)
1 Get Back--The Beatles with Billy Preston (4th week at #1)
2 Medicine Man (Part I)--Buchanan Brothers
3 In the Ghetto--Elvis Presley
4 Goodbye--Mary Hopkin
5 Love (Can Make You Happy)--Mercy
6 Gitarzan--Ray Stevens
7 Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet--Henry Mancini, his Orchestra and Chorus
8 The Boxer--Simon & Garfunkel
9 Bad Moon Rising--Creedence Clearwater Revival
10 Sorry Suzanne--The Hollies
Pick hit of the week: Israelites--Desmond Dekker and the Aces

Died on this date
Wynonie Harris, 53
. U.S. singer. Mr. Harris was a rhythm and blues singer who placed 16 singles on the Billboard Race/Rhythm and Blues chart from 1945-1952, reaching #1 with Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well (1945); Good Rocking Tonight (1948); and All She Wants to Do is Rock (1949). He died of esophageal cancer.

The University of Maryland announced the apparent detection of gravitational waves that impinge upon and pass through the earth.

Reggie Jackson batted 5 for 6 with 2 home runs, a double, and 10 runs batted in to lead the Oakland Athletics over the Boston Red Sox 21-7 before 22,395 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Every Oakland player, including substitutes, had at least one hit. Carl Yastrzemski homered twice for the Red Sox.

Dick Ellsworth pitched a 6-hit shutout and had 2 hits of his own as the Cleveland Indians routed the Minnesota Twins 12-0 before 17,022 fans at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington.

The Baltimore Orioles scored all their runs in the first 5 innings and amassed 19 hits as they beat the Chicago White Sox 12-3 before 6,445 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Boog Powell drove in 3 runs for the Orioles with a pair of home runs.

Gus Gil doubled home 2 runs and came around to score on a bases-loaded walk as the Seattle Pilots scored 3 runs in the top of the 9th inning to overcome a 4-2 deficit and defeat the New York Yankees 5-4 before 9,214 fans at Yankee Stadium.

Pinch hitter Ken Rudolph doubled home Randy Hundley with 1 out in the top of the 10th inning and scored on a double by Don Kessinger as the Chicago Cubs broke a 7-7 tie and defeated the Cincinnati Reds 9-8 before 16,008 fans at Crosley Field in Cincinnati. Rich Nye entered the game for the Cubs in the bottom of the 10th and retired the first 2 batters he faced, but Lee May hit a home run and Johnny Bench drew a base on ball. Ferguson Jenkins then relieved Mr. Nye and induced Tommy Helms to ground into a force play at second base to end the game.

Mike Wegener pitched a 4-hitter and singled and scored in a 6-run 2nd inning as the Montreal Expo shut out the San Francisco Giants 8-0 before 11,724 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Mr. Wegener scored when Ron Fairly hit a 3-run home run to climax the 2nd inning; it was Mr. Fairly's first homer of the season, and his first since being acquired in a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers three days earlier.

40 years ago

60,000 people attended a concert at the Arena of Milan in memory of Italian musician Demetrio Stratos, who had died of a heart attack in New York the day before, while awaiting a bone marrow transplant. The concert had originally been scheduled to pay for his medical expenses.

30 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Minä olen muistanut--Kim Lönnholm (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Eternal Flame--Bangles (3rd week at #1)

U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle concluded his tour of Central America with a visit to Costa Rica, where he met with President Oscar Arias. Mr. Arias supported Mr. Quayle's view that open elections in Nicaragua were not possible at the present time.

Politics and government
Democrats in the United States House of Representatives selected Dick Gephardt of Missouri as their new majority leader and William Gray III of Pennsylvania as majority whip. Mr. Gray became the first Negro to hold a top leadership position in Congress.

Economics and finance
The United States House of Representatives voted 247-178 in opposition to President George Bush's veto of a raise in the minimum wage from $3.35-$4.55 per hour, but the total fell short of the two-thirds majority required to override the veto.

25 years ago

Died on this date
Henry Mancini, 70
. U.S. musician and composer. Mr. Mancini was a pianist whose achievements as a performer, composer, and songwriter--especially in film and television--are too great to be catalogued by this blogger. He was nominated for a record 72 Grammy Awards--winning 10--and won four Academy Awards.

Gordon Lightfoot, Blue Rodeo, and Ontario Premier Bob Rae (who played a tin drum in Mozart's Toy Symphony) performed at the 100th anniversary concert of Massey Hall, in Toronto; top ticket price was around $70.

Canada joined 25 other nations in signing a United Nations protocol in Oslo on reducing sulphur emissions that are a major cause of acid rain.

Large numbers of yahoos, using the Canucks' loss to the New York Rangers in the seventh game of the Stanley Cup finals as an excuse, went berserk in the streets of downtown Vancouver, rioting and vandalizing. Damages were estimated at $1.1 million, and 200 people were arrested and/or injured.

Economics and finance
The United States Labor Department reported that the consumer price index had edged upward 0.2% in May.

Stanley Cup
Vancouver 2 @ New York Rangers 3 (New York won best-of-seven series 4-3)

Mark Messier's powerplay goal at 13:29 of the 2nd period held up as the winner as the Rangers edged the Canucks at Madison Square Garden to win the Stanley Cup for the first time in 54 years. Brian Leetch and Adam Graves, on a powerplay, scored to give New York a 2-0 lead after the 1st period, but Trevor Linden scored a shorthanded goal at 5:21 of the 2nd period to draw Vancouver to within 2-1. Mr. Linden scored on a powerplay at 4:50 of the 3rd period to reduce the Canucks' deficit to 3-2, but they were unable to score the tying goal.

20 years ago

Died on this date
Bernie Faloney, 66
. U.S.-born Canadian football player. Mr. Faloney, a native of Carnegie, Pennsylvania, was a quarterback and punter at the University of Maryland (1951-1953), who was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 1954, but instead joined the Edmonton Eskimos of the Western Interprovincial Football Union, leading them to their first Grey Cup championship. He spent the next two years in the U.S. Air Force, and then joined the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union in 1957, leading them to the Grey Cup championship that year; he remains the only quarterback to play for Grey Cup championship teams with different teams in each of his first two seasons. Mr. Faloney led the Tiger-Cats to IRFU championships in 1958 and 1959, and was named the East's All-Star quarterback in both seasons. When the Tiger-Cats missed the playoffs in 1960, Mr. Faloney was given some of the blame, and he was traded to the Montreal Alouettes after the season for quarterback Sam Etcheverry. Mr. Etcheverry insisted that the trade voided his contract, and the deal was cancelled, with Mr. Faloney was returned to the Tiger-Cats, where he proceeded to lead them to four straight Eastern Football Conference championships, winning the Grey Cup in 1963. He was given the Schenley Award as the Canadian Football League's Most Outstanding Player in 1961, and was the East's All-Star QB again in 1961 and 1964. Mr. Faloney was finally traded to the Alouettes in 1965, and despite throwing 29 interceptions and only 8 touchdown passes, was named the EFC's All-Star quarterback again. He fell out of favour with new Montreal head coach Darrell Mudra near the end of the 1966 season, and was traded to the British Columbia Lions in 1967. Mr. Faloney had a good season individually, but the team finished fifth and last in the Western Football Conference; when he was unable to agree on contract terms in 1968, he retired and spent the next few years as a colour commentator on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation telecasts of games in Eastern Canada. Mr. Faloney was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1974 and the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1999. He remained in Hamilton until his death from colorectal cancer, the day before his 67th birthday.

10 years ago

Died on this date
William McIntyre, 91
. Canadian judge. Mr. McIntyre, a native of Lachine, Quebec, grew up in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and practiced law in Victoria before being appointed to the British Columbia Supreme Court in 1967, the B.C. Appeal Court in 1973, and the Supreme Court of Canada, where he served as a Puisne Justice until 1989. He died of throat cancer.

Jackie Ronne, 89. U.S. explorer. Mrs. Ronne, born Edith Maslin, explored Antarctica with her husband Finn, and was the first woman in the world to be a working member of an Antarctic expedition (1947-1948). She made 15 return trips to Antarctica, and Edith Ronne Land was named by her husband in her honour. Mrs. Ronne died of Alzheimer's disease.

Bob Bogle, 75. U.S. musician. Mr. Bogle was the founding lead guitarist, and later, bass guitarist with the rock and roll instrumental group The Ventures from 1958 until his death.

Los Angeles Lakers 99 @ Orlando 86 (Los Angeles won best-of-seven series 4-1)

Kobe Bryant scored 30 points and added 6 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the Lakers over the Magic before 17,461 fans at Amway Arena. Mr. Bryant was awarded the Bill Russell Trophy as the Finals' Most Valuable Player. For Los Angeles head coach Phil Jackson, it was his tenth National Basketball Association title as a head coach, breaking the record set by Red Auerbach of the Boston Celtics.

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