Saturday, 14 November 2020

November 14, 2020

370 years ago

Born on this date
William III, Prince of Orange
. King of England, Scotland and Ireland, 1689-1702. William III--William II in Scotland--was the only child of William II, Prince of Orange, and Mary, Princess of Orange, the daughter of King Charles I. In 1677 William married his cousin Mary, whose father became King James II in 1685. Prince William was a Protestant, and invaded England in 1688 in what became known as the Glorious Revolution, resulting in the deposing of the Roman Catholic King James II and his flight to France. Catholic forces in Ireland loyal to King James were defeated in the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. King William III and Queen Mary II reigned as joint sovereigns until her death in 1694. They had no children, which resulted in the Act of Settlement 1701, passing the throne to his sister-in-law Anne, and in the event of her having no children, to her distant relative Sophia, Electress of Hanover and her Protestant heirs. King William III broke his collarbone after falling from his horse, and developed pneumonia, which killed him on March 19, 1702 at the age of 51.

340 years ago

German astronomer Gottfried Kirch discovered the Great Comet of 1680, the first comet to be discovered by telescope.

250 years ago

James Bruce discovered what he believes to be the source of the Nile River.

200 years ago

Politics and government
Voting concluded in the U.S. presidential election, where President and Democratic-Republican party candidate James Monroe and Vice-President Daniel D. Tompkins were running for re-election without any serious opposition. The voting, which went state-by-state, had begun on November 1. In the closest any candidate since George Washington has ever come to being elected unanimously, Mr. Monroe received 231 electoral votes to 1 for John Quincy Adams, with 3 electoral votes not cast. William Plumer of New Hampshire was the elector who voted for Mr. Adams; legend has it that Mr. Plumer wanted to preserve for Mr. Washington the honour of being the only President elected unanimously, but Mr. Plumer apparently just disliked Mr. Monroe and his policies. President Monroe delivered his annual State of the Union message to Congress.

180 years ago

Born on this date
Claude Monet
. French painter. Mr. Monet was a founder of French impressionism; in fact, the name of the school dereives from his painting Impression, Sunrise (1872). Mr. Monet died on December 5, 1926 at the age of 86.

125 years ago

Born on this date
Walter Freeman
. U.S. physician. Dr. Freeman was a neurologist and psychiatrist who specialized in lobotomies. He performed as many as 4,000 lobotomies from the mid-1930s through 1967, killing as many as 100 of his patients. Dr. Freeman was banned from surgery after killing his last patient, and died on May 31, 1972 at the age of 76.

120 years ago

Born on this date
Aaron Copland
. U.S. composer. Mr. Copland’s compositions include Billy the Kid (1938); Quiet City (1940); Rodeo (1942); Lincoln Portrait (1942); and Fanfare for the Common Man (1942). Appalachian Spring, a collaboration with choreographer Martha Graham, won the Pulitzer Prize for music in 1945. He also composed scores for several movies, including Our Town (1940) and The Red Pony (1949). His score for The Heiress won the Academy Award for 1949. Mr. Copland died of Alzheimer's disease and respiratory failure on December 2, 1990, 18 days after his 90th birthday.

110 years ago

Born on this date
Eric Malpass
. U.K. author. Mr. Malpass was a novelist who was best known for his seven novels featuring the Pentecost family (1965-1989), offering humourous descriptions of rural life in England. His works were ignored in his native England, but popular in West Germany. Mr. Malpass died on October 14, 1996, 29 days before his 86th birthday.

Rosemary DeCamp. U.S. actress. Miss DeCamp appeared in movies, radio, and television programs in a career spanning more than 50 years. She had recurring roles in the television comedy series The Bob Cummings Show (1955-1959); That Girl (1966-1970); and The Partridge Family (1970-1973). Miss DeCamp died on February 20, 2001 at the age of 90.

At Hampton Roads, Virginia, Eugene Burton Ely performed the first takeoff from a ship, taking off from a makeshift deck on the USS Birmingham in a Curtiss pusher.

The Hamilton Tigers, champions of the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union, hired Seppi DuMoulin, their former captain, as their head coach in preparation for the Grey Cup game on November 26 against the winner of the November 19 semi-final between the University of Toronto Blues and Toronto Amateur Athletic Club. The Tigers had been playing without a coach all season, being led by captain Bob Isbister. Mr. DuMoulin had played for the Tigers from 1894-1906 and had then moved west to Moose Jaw to pursue a career as a banker. Toronto Argonauts' coach Chaucer Elliott was enlisted to assist Mr. DuMoulin with the Tigers.

100 years ago

Born on this date
Mary Greyeyes
. Canadian soldier. Private Greyeyes, a native of Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan, sreved with the Canadian Women's Army Corps from 1942-1946, becoming the first Canadian Indian woman to join the Canadian Armed Forces. She died in Vancouver on March 31, 2011 at the age of 90.

Edmonton's community orchestra gave its first concert.

Columbus (1-6) 7 @ Buffalo (7-0) 43
Akron (5-0-1) 7 @ Cleveland (1-3-2) 7
Chicago Tigers (1-4-1) 0 @ Canton (5-1-1) 21
Dayton (4-0-2) 21 @ Rock Island (5-2-2) 0
Tonawanda 6 @ Rochester (4-2-1) 0
Cincinnati 0 @ Chicago Cardinals (4-1-1) 20
Decatur (7-0-1) 3 @ Minneapolis 0
Detroit (2-2-1) 0 @ Fort Wayne 0
Hammond (2-3) 6 @ Gary 7

Wisconsin professional
Green Bay (6-1-1) 3 @ Beloit Fairies 14

80 years ago

Died on this date
Hassan Sabry Pasha, 61
. Prime Minister of Egypt, 1940. Hassan Pasha held numerous cabinet posts and was also Egypt's Ambassador to the United Kingdom before taking office as Prime Minister on June 28, 1940, succeeding Ali Mahir Pasha. He was giving a speech on the floor of Parliament accepting the Grand Cordon of Mohammed Ali--Egypt's highest honour--from King Farouk, when he suddenly dropped dead. Hassan Pasha was succeeded as Prime Minister by Hussein Sirry Pasha.

German planes bombed the English city of Coventry for 10 hours, setting most of the city afire, destroying its 500-year-old cathedral, and causing more than 600 casualties. Communiques claimed that the Greek Army had begun a general advance along the entire Italian front, with British and Greek planes supporting Greek infantry. The United Kingdom announced the appointment of Air Chief Sir Robert Brooks-Popham as supreme commander of British forces in the Far East with headquarters at Singapore.

U.S.S.R. Premier Vyacheslav Molotov left Berlin with his entire staff 48 hours after his arrival, reportedly without signing any agreement with Germany.

The naval base at Surabaya, Netherlands East Indies was reportedly being enlarged to hold capital ships.

New York Yankees' manager Joe McCarthy signed a three-year contract for a reported $35,000 per year. Mr. McCarthy had managed the team for 10 seasons, winning 5 World Series, including 4 straight from 1936-1939.

75 years ago

Hit parade
U.S.A. Top 3 songs (Billboard):
1 It's Been a Long Long Time
2 Till the End of Time
3 It Might as Well Be Spring

British Indian troops battled against an estimated 15,000 Indoneasians in their attempt to occupy Surabaya.

Politics and government
U.S.S.R. Premier Vyacheslav Molotov demanded that the unanimity rule be adopted on the Far Eastern Advisory Commission, which would give any member veto power over decisions affecting Japan.

U.S. Army Ground Forces Commander General Jacob Devers told a U.S. Senate committee that merging the armed forces would help eliminate competition detrimental to the services' functioning.

The U.S. Maritime Commission announced plans to start construction of 11 superliners, costing nearly $25 million each and about one-third faster than present U.S. merchant ships.

2 people were killed and 57 wounded in riots that broke out in Tel Aviv in protest against the U.S.-U.K. statement on Palestine.

The Soviet newspaper Izvestia reported that U.S.S.R. scientists had discovered that cosmic rays knocked protons out of lead, which may have a direct bearing on Soviet atomic research.

The Journal of the American Medical Association reported the successful treatment of scarlet fever by injecting penicillin into the muscles every three hours for seven days.

Economics and finance
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for American Republic Affairs Spruille Braden said that every American republic had a fione record of economic cooperation, with one exception--Argentina.

Chicago Cubs' first baseman Phil Cavaretta was named the National League's Most Valuable Player for 1945. Mr. Cavaretta led the NL with a .355 batting average, hitting 6 home runs and batting in 97 runs as the Cubs won their first pennant in 10 years. He led the World Series with a .423 batting average, tying for the lead in hits with 11 and hitting the Cubs' only home run and driving in 5 runs as the Cubs lost to the Detroit Tigers in 7 games.

70 years ago

On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: The Brush Off, starring Leslie Nielsen, Mary Sinclair, and George Reeves

The U.S. Army asked the Selective Service Administration to provide it with 40,000 conscripts in January, raising the total number of draftees called for service in Korea to 250,000.

Politics and government
Vincent Impellitteri took office as Mayor of New York; he had been acting Mayor since the resignation of William O'Dwyer on August 31.

Chicago Police Commissioner John Prendergast resigned amidst criticism of his failure to wipe out organized crime in the city. Mayor Martin Kennelly named former Deputy Commissioner Timothy O'Connor to succeed Mr. Prendergast.

Ricky Sharpe, a 13-year-old from Munson, Alberta and a member of the Drumheller Junior Grain Club, won the world wheat championship at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto; his 18-pound sample of Marquis wheat was judged the finest.

Economics and finance
The British government of Prime Minister Clement Attlee announced plan to spend $1.78 billion over the next 15 years to improve its nationalized coal mines.

U.S. President Harry Truman urged Congress to enact a $4-billion-per-year excess polls tax retroactive to July 1, 1950, declaring "we must have increased taxes to maintain the soundness of the dollar."

Jack Gardner (21-2) won the British and British Empire heavyweight titles when defending champion Bruce Woodcock (35-4) retired at the end of the 11th round at Earls Court Arena, Kensington, London. The fight ended Mr. Woodcock's career; he retired from boxing in order to avoid further damage to his eyes.

60 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): It's Now or Never--Elvis Presley (5th week at #1)

#1 single in France (IFOP): Itsy Bitsy Petit Bikini--Dalida (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 Georgia on My Mind--Ray Charles
2 Poetry in Motion--Johnny Tillotson
3 You Talk Too Much--Joe Jones
4 I Want to Be Wanted--Brenda Lee
5 Save the Last Dance for Me--The Drifters
6 Stay--Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs
7 Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go--Hank Ballard and the Midnighters
8 Last Date--Floyd Cramer
9 A Thousand Stars--Kathy Young with the Innocents
10 Blue Angel--Roy Orbison

Singles entering the chart were Are You Lonesome To-night? (#35)/I Gotta Know (#65) by Elvis Presley; Wonderland by Night by Bert Kaempfert and his Orchestra (#50); Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread) by Brook Benton (#54); Exodus by Ferrante and Teicher (#71); Wonderland by Night by Louis Prima (#88); I Missed Me by Jim Reeves (#89); Push Push by Austin Taylor (#90); The Bells by James Brown & the Famous Flames (#91); The Big Time Spender, Parts I and II by Cornebread & Biscuits (#94); Gee by Jan & Dean (#95); Bumble Bee by LaVerne Baker (#96); Sweet Dreams by Don Gibson (#97); and Send Me the Pillow You Dream On by the Browns (#99). Exodus was a version of the title theme of the movie.

U.S.A. Top 10 (Music Vendor)
1 Save the Last Dance for Me--The Drifters
2 I Want to Be Wanted--Brenda Lee
3 Poetry in Motion--Johnny Tillotson
4 Last Date--Floyd Cramer
--Lawrence Welk and his Orchestra
5 You Talk Too Much--Joe Jones
6 Georgia on My Mind--Ray Charles
7 Alone at Last--Jackie Wilson
8 New Orleans--U.S. Bonds
9 Stay--Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs
10 The Hucklebuck--Chubby Checker

The U.S. Discoverer 17 capsule was recovered in midair, two days after its launch. The same day, the mission of Discoverer 13 ended. It had been launched on August 10 to obtain data on propulsion, communication, orbital performance, and recovery techniques.

Ruby Bridges became the first Negro child to attend an all-white elementary school in Louisiana when she entered William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans.

Canada's National Research Council announced the formation of the Medical Research Council.

Western Finals
Edmonton 10 @ Winnipeg 5 (Best-of-three series tied 1-1)

Jackie Parker scored the only touchdown in the game at Winnipeg Stadium. Tommy-Joe Coffey missed the convert but collected 2 singles on missed field goal attempts, and Vic Chapman punted for 2 singles. The Blue Bombers were hampered by the absence of Kenny Ploen from the position of quarterback after he’d broken his right hand in the first game of the series. Rookie Vernon Cole had seen little playing time during the course of the season, and he was unable to put a touchdown on the scoreboard while directing the Winnipeg offense.

50 years ago

Hit parade

#1 single in Rhodesia (Lyons Maid): Brown Eyes--Chris Andrews (4th week at #1)

#1 single in France: Deux amis pour un amour--Johnny Hallyday (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Spring summer winter and fall--Aphrodite's Child

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): A Song of Joy--Miguel Ríos (7th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): Woodstock--Matthews Southern Comfort (3rd week at #1)

Australia's Top 10 (Go-Set)
1 (They Long to Be) Close to You--Carpenters (2nd week at #1)
2 Spill the Wine--Eric Burdon and War
3 Lookin' Out My Back Door/Long as I Can See the Light--Creedence Clearwater Revival
4 Yellow River--Autumn
--Leapy Lee
5 In the Summertime--Mungo Jerry
--The Mixtures
6 Cracklin' Rosie--Neil Diamond
7 Julie, Do Ya Love Me--Bobby Sherman
8 Big Yellow Taxi--Joni Mitchell
9 El Condor Pasa--Simon & Garfunkel
10 Make it with You--Bread

Singles entering the chart were Peace Will Come/Close to it All by Melanie (#45); Morning Much Better by Ten Wheel Drive (#53); and I Just Can't Help Believing by B.J. Thomas (#60).

Netherlands Top 10 (De Nederlandse Top 40)
1 To My Father's House--The Les Humphries Singers (5th week at #1)
2 Where Have I Been Wrong--The Cats
3 Paranoid--Black Sabbath
4 See Me, Feel Me--The Who
5 My Way--Samantha Jones
6 Cracklin' Rosie--Neil Diamond
7 I'm Your Little Boy--Heintje
8 I Won't Stand Between Them--Bonnie St. Claire
9 Band of Gold--Freda Payne
10 She Likes Weeds--Tee-Set

Singles entering the chart were Memo from Turner by Mick Jagger (#12); You Can Get it if You Really Want by Desmond Dekker (#25); Girl I've Got News for You by the Mardi-Gras (#28); Fire and Rain by James Taylor (#30); Time to Kill by the Band (#34); and New World in the Morning by Roger Whittaker (#38).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 I'll Be There--The Jackson 5 (5th week at #1)
2 We've Only Just Begun--Carpenters
3 Fire and Rain--James Taylor
4 I Think I Love You--The Partridge Family
5 Indiana Wants Me--R. Dean Taylor
6 Green-Eyed Lady--Sugarloaf
7 The Tears of a Clown--Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
8 Somebody's Been Sleeping--100 Proof Aged in Soul
9 Gypsy Woman--Brian Hyland
10 It Don't Matter to Me--Bread

Singles entering the chart were Black Magic Woman by Santana (#55); Who Needs Ya by Steppenwolf (#76); Ace of Spade by O.V. Wright (#77); Pay to the Piper by the Chairmen of the Board (#78); Domino by Van Morrison (#85); This is My Love Song by the Intruders (#88); We Gotta Get You a Woman by Runt (#92); Morning by Jim Ed Brown (#98); Carolina in My Mind by James Taylor (#99); and It's Impossible by Perry Como (#100).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Indiana Wants Me--R. Dean Taylor
2 I Think I Love You--The Partridge Family
3 We've Only Just Begun--Carpenters
4 Fire and Rain--James Taylor
5 I'll Be There--The Jackson 5
6 Somebody's Been Sleeping--100 Proof Aged in Soul
7 It Don't Matter to Me--Bread
8 The Tears of a Clown--Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
9 All Right Now--Free
10 Green-Eyed Lady--Sugarloaf

Singles entering the chart were Border Song (Holy Moses) by Aretha Franklin (#70); One Man Band by Three Dog Night (#72); Can't Stop Loving You by Tom Jones (#75); Big Leg Woman (With a Short Short Mini Skirt) by Israel "Popper Stopper" Tolbert (#83); Knock Three Times by Dawn (#87); Games by Redeye (#89); Carolina in My Mind by James Taylor (#93); Can't Get Over Losing You by Donnie Elbert (#94); I Can't Get Next to You by Al Green (#96); When the Party is Over by Robert John (#97); and Summertime Pt. I by Bill Hemmans & Clays Composite (#100).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Record World)
1 We've Only Just Begun--Carpenters
2 Indiana Wants Me--R. Dean Taylor
3 Fire and Rain--James Taylor
4 I Think I Love You--The Partridge Family
5 I'll Be There--The Jackson 5
6 It Don't Matter to Me--Bread
7 Somebody's Been Sleeping--100 Proof Aged in Soul
8 It's Only Make Believe--Glen Campbell
9 Super Bad--James Brown
10 All Right Now--Free

Singles entering the chart were Does Anybody Really Know What Time it Is? by Chicago (#57); Black Magic Woman by Santana (#72); Border Song (Holy Moses) by Aretha Franklin (#73); One Man Band by Three Dog Night (#82); Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin (#87); Until it's Time for You to Go by Buffy Sainte-Marie (#91); Satin Red and Black Velvet Woman by Dave Mason (#92); You Can Get it if You Really Want by Desmond Dekker (#95); Sweet Sweetheart by Bobby Vee (#96); Me About You by the Turtles (#97); I Gotta Let You Go by Martha Reeves & the Vandellas (#99); and Spirit in the Sky by Dorothy Morrison (#100).

Canada's Top 10 (RPM)
1 We've Only Just Begun--Carpenters
2 Fire and Rain--James Taylor
3 I Think I Love You--The Partridge Family
4 Green-Eyed Lady--Sugarloaf
5 It's Only Make Believe--Glen Campbell
6 It Don't Matter to Me--Bread
7 See Me, Feel Me--The Who
8 God, Love and Rock & Roll (We Believe)--Teegarden & Van Winkle
9 Lola--The Kinks
10 Lucretia MacEvil--Blood, Sweat & Tears

Singles entering the chart were Do It by Neil Diamond (#72); Black Magic Woman by Santana (#73); Pay to the Piper by the Chairmen of the Board (#74); Falling in and Out of Love by Johnny Nash (#75); Indian Lady by Lou Christie (#76); Who Needs Ya by Steppenwolf (#84); One Man Band by Three Dog Night (#94); Border Song (Holy Moses) by Aretha Franklin (#95); Domino by Van Morrison (#96); Chestnut Mare by the Byrds (#99); and Working Together by Ike & Tina Turner (#100).

Calgary's Top 10 (Glenn's Music)
1 I'll Be There--The Jackson 5
2 Lola--The Kinks
3 Green-Eyed Lady--Sugarloaf
4 I Think I Love You--The Partridge Family
5 Burning Bridges--The Mike Curb Congregation
6 Cracklin' Rosie--Neil Diamond
7 It's Only Make Believe--Glen Campbell
8 Lucretia MacEvil--Blood, Sweat & Tears
9 El Condor Pasa--Simon & Garfunkel
10 Fly Little White Dove, Fly--The Bells
Pick hit of the week: Share the Land--The Guess Who

Died on this date
Roger Rischer, 37
. U.S. boxer. A heavyweight who fought former champion Sonny Liston and contenders such as Zora Folley, Cleveland Williams, Thad Spencer, and Eddie Machen, Mr. Rischer was the California state heavyweight champion from 1957-1965. His biggest victory was probably his 10-round decision over British champion Henry Cooper at Royal Albert Hall in London on November 16, 1964. Mr. Rischer's last fight came on January 21, 1969, when he was knocked down seven times and finally out in the 4th round by rising contender Mac Foster in Mr. Foster's hometown of Fresno, Calfornia. Mr. Rischer compiled a professional record of 29 wins, 13 losses, and 2 draws in a 15-year career. He died 19 days after being shot five times in his hometown of Oakland; he refused to identify the shooter.

U.S. dead for the week in Vietnam numbered 32, with 308 South Vietnamese killed and 1,135 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong killed.

The U.S.S.R. entered the International Civil Aviation Organization, making Russian the fourth official language of the ICAO.

All 75 people aboard a chartered DC-9, including 43 members and coaches of the Marshall University football team, were killed when the plane crashed and burned near Tri-State Airport at Huntington, West Virginia. The team was returning from a 17-14 loss to the East Carolina Pirates in Greenville, North Carolina. The crash was the worst disaster ever to strike a professional or college team, and inspired the movie We Are Marshall (2006).

Western Finals
Calgary 28 @ Saskatchewan 11 (Calgary led best-of-three series 1-0)

Jerry Keeling threw 3 touchdown passes as the Stampeders came back from a 10-0 1st-quarter deficit to upset the Roughriders before 15,510 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Saskatchewan fullback George Reed, playing his first game after missing 3 games with a broken leg, scored the Roughriders’ only touchdown in the 1st quarter. Calgary fullback Hugh McKinnis fumbled, and Ken Frith recovered for the Roughriders on the Stampeders’ 2-yard line. Mr. Reed made it into the end zone on a third-down gamble. Jack Abendschan converted and added a field goal. The Stampeders scored 15 points in the 2nd quarter on touchdown passes from Mr. Keeling to Herm Harrison and Uriel Johnson. Larry Robinson converted both an added a single on a missed field goal. Mr. Abendschan’s single on a missed field goal was the only scoring of the 3rd quarter, reducing Calgary’s lead to 15-11. In the first minute of the 4th quarter, the Stampeders broke the game open when Mr. Keeling completed a short pass to Dave Cranmer, who turned it into a 94-yard touchdown. Mr. Robinson converted to make the score 22-11. Frank Andruski blocked an Alan Ford punt from the Roughriders’ 25-yard line, and Calgary defensive tackle John Helton returned the ball to the 10. Mr. Robinson then kicked a field goal to make the score 25-11. Mr. Robinson then intercepted a pass from Gary Lane and kicked his second field goal from the 31 to make the final score 28-11. Mr. Reed led all rushers with 54 yards on 13 carries, while Mr. McKinnis led the Stampeders with 52 on 19 carries. Mr. Cranmer led all receivers with 126 yards on 4 receptions. It was a dismal game for Saskatchewan quarterback Ron Lancaster, who was presented at halftime with the Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy as the Western Football Conference’s most valuable player. Mr. Lancaster completed just 8 of 24 passes for 87 yards before being relieved in the 4th quarter by Mr. Lane, who was 1 for 6 for 25 yards. The Calgary defense limited the Roughriders to just 167 yards net offense.

Marshall (3-6) 14 @ East Carolina (1-9) 17

A 24-yard field goal with 2:33 remaining in the game broke a 14-14 tie and enabled the Pirates to edge the Thundering Herd at Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, North Carolina. The entire Marshall team and others were killed in the crash of Southern Airways Flight 932 several hours later.

40 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Master Blaster (Jammin')--Stevie Wonder

#1 single in France (IFOP): Amoureux solitaires (Dis-moi que tu m'aimes)--Lio (5th week at #1)

South Africa's Top 10 (Springbok Radio)
1 Upside Down--Diana Ross (2nd week at #1)
2 Man on the Moon--Ballyhoo
3 Woman in Love--Barbra Streisand
4 Another One Bites the Dust--Queen
5 The Winner Takes it All--ABBA
6 Fame--Irene Cara
7 Rock Hard--Suzi Quatro
8 Samantha--David London
9 Emotional Rescue--The Rolling Stones
10 The Drunken Sailor--Babe

Singles entering the chart were Shouldn't Fall in Love by City Limits (#18); and Dreamin' by Cliff Richard (#20).

At the movies
The Idolmaker, directed by Taylor Hackford, and starring Ray Sharkey, Tovah Feldshuh, Peter Gallagher, and Paul Land, opened in theatres.

World events
The government of President Luis de Almedia Cabral of Guinea-Bissau was toppled by nationalist military officers, and two members of the government were killed in the coup. The country’s new leaders accused the former regime of executing more than 500 political prisoners in six years.

30 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): I've Been Thinking About You--Londonbeat (6th week at #1)

On television tonight
The Wonder Years, on ABC
Tonight’s episode: The Ties that Bind

Died on this date
Sol Kaplan, 71
. U.S. composer. Mr. Kaplan wrote scores for numerous films and television programs. The movies he composed for included The Tell-Tale Heart (1941); Tales of Manhattan (1942); Titanic (1953); Salt of the Earth (1954); and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965). Mr. Kaplan was blacklisted for a time in the 1950s for refusing to cooperate with anti-Communist investigators.

Germany and Poland signed a treaty confirming the Oder–Neisse line as the border between the two countries.

Politics and government
Former British Defense Secretary Michael Heseltine announced that he would challenge Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher for the Conservative Party leadership.

Record producer Frank Farian fired the German duo Milli Vanilli and admitted that Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus had not sung the vocals on their album Girl You Know It's True (1989).

At least 112 people were killed when a typhoon with 150-mile-per-hour winds struck the central Philippines.

25 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Italy: Boombastic--Shaggy (5th week at #1)

Died on this date
Jack Finney, 84
. U.S. author. Mr. Finney was best known for his novels The Body Snatchers (1955) and Time and Again (1970).

Politics and government
A budget standoff between Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Congress forced the federal government to temporarily close national parks and museums and to run most government offices with skeleton staffs.

20 years ago

Died on this date
Robert Trout, 91
. U.S. journalist. Mr. Trout, born Robert Blondheim, was a newscaster best known for his years with CBS radio (1932-1948, 1952-1965), covering major events, including World War II. He has been credited with being radio's first news anchorman, and has also been credited as the first broadcaster to announce the surrender of Japan in August 1945. Mr. Trout worked with NBC from 1948-1952, and later worked with ABC. He died 30 days after his 91st birthday.

Convoys of lorries and tractors converged on London and Edinburgh to mark the 60-day deadline for British government action to cut the fuel tax.

10 years ago

Anglo-Australian mining firm BHP Billiton withdrew its U.S. $38.6-billion hostile takeover bid for Saskatchewan-based fertilizer company PotashCorp after the government of Canada rejected the offer as not having enough net benefit for Canada.

Auto racing
Sebastian Vettel became, at 23, the youngest driver to win the World Drivers' Championship when he won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton finished second in the race and Jenson Button third.

Eastern Semi-Final
Hamilton 13 @ Toronto 16

Western Semi-Final
British Columbia 38 @ Saskatchewan 41 (2 OT)

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