Tuesday, 29 June 2010

June 30, 2010

540 years ago
1470


Born on this date
Charles VIII
. King of France, 1483-1498. Charles VIII, nicknamed "The Affable," acceded to the throne upon the death of his father Louis XI, but didn't begin actually ruling until he turned 21 in 1491. By making a series of concessions to neighbouring monarchs, he conquered the Italian peninsula without much opposition from 1494-1498, but his army was finally driven out by a coalition. King Charles accidentally struck his head on the lintel of a door at Château d'Amboise on April 7, 1498 at the age of 24. He shortly thereafter lapsed into a coma, and died nine hours later.

150 years ago
1860


Academia
The 1860 Oxford evolution debate took place at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, involving such notable figures as Thomas Henry Huxley, Bishop Samuel Wilberforce, Benjamin Brodie, Joseph Dalton Hooker and Robert FitzRoy. The debate took place nine months after the publication of On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin.

Baseball
The Brooklyn Excelsiors became the first baseball club to go on tour when they left for Albany. They covered 10,000 miles in 10 days, playing games in Albany, Troy, Buffalo, Rochester, and Newburgh, New York.

120 years ago
1890


Born on this date
Paul Boffa
. Prime Minister of Malta, 1947-1950. Sir Paul joined the Labour Party in 1923, and became the party's leader in 1927. When the Labour Party won the 1947 general election, Sir Paul served as Prime Minister until Labour lost the 1950 election, and kept his seat in parliament until his retirement in 1955. Sir Paul died on July 6, 1962, six days after his 72nd birthday.

Died on this date
Samuel Parkman Tuckerman, 71
. U.S. composer. Mr. Tuckerman was an Episcopal Church organist who composed sacred music, dividing his time between the United States and England.

110 years ago
1900


Disasters
A fire on the piers of the Norddeutscher Lloyd (NDL) shipping company in Hoboken, New Jersey killed at least 326 people; burned NDL's Hoboken piers to the waterline; consumed or gutted nearby warehouses; gutted three of NDL's major transatlantic liners; and damaged or destroyed nearly two dozen smaller craft. The fire started in bales of cotton and quickly spread.



75 years ago
1935


Baseball
The Detroit Tigers swept a doubleheader from the St. Louis Browns at Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis by scores of 18-1 and 11-6. Detroit leadoff hitter Pete Fox had 3 hits, including a grand slam, scored 4 runs, and drove in 6 in the first game. He followed that with 5 hits, 4 runs, and 4 RBIs in the second game. Schoolboy Rowe and General Crowder were the respective winning pitchers.

Syl Johnson won his 8th straight game as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Boston Braves 15-5 at Braves Field.

70 years ago
1940


On the radio



Politics and government
The government of France moved from Bordeaux to Clermont-Ferrand.

Protest
German decrees published in Paris provided the death penalty for any act of violence against the occupying German forces.

60 years ago
1950


Died on this date
Joe Lake, 69
. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Lake played with the New York Highlanders (1908-1909); St. Louis Browns (1910-1912); and Detroit Tigers (1912-1913), compiling a record of 62-90 with an earned run average of 2.85 in 199 games, batting .206 with 3 home runs and 38 runs batted in in 208 games. He actually made his major league debut on October 5, 1907, but after pitching 3 scoreless innings against the Boston Red Sox, the game was rained out, with none of the individual records counting. Mr. Lake worked as an electrician after his baseball career, and died from peritonitis and complications following surgery for stomach cancer.

Paul Fitzke, 49. U.S. baseball pitcher and football player. Dr. Fitzke was 0-0 with an earned run average of 4.50 in 1 game with the Cleveland Indians in 1924, pitching 4 innings. He played at least 168 games in at least 10 seasons in the minor leagues (1925-1934, 1941-1943). Dr. Fitzke was a halfback, punter, and kicker with the Universities of Wyoming (1920-1921) and Idaho (1922-1923), and was a center and forward with the Idaho basketball team. He played with the Frankford Yellow Jackets of the National Football League in 1925, and barnstormed with a professional all-star team in 1926. Dr. Fitzke coached football, basketball, and track at Dubuque University (1937-1939) and Carbon College (1941). After his final comeback in professional baseball, he practiced as a chiropractor until his death from Hodgkin's disease.

War
U.S. President Harry Truman authorized Commander-in-Chief of the United Nations Command General Douglas MacArthur to send "supporting ground units" from Japan to Korea, and gave the Air Force permission to lift its bombing line above the 38th Parallel to include all of North Korea. President Truman ordered the U.S. Navy to blockade the entire Korean coast.

Defense
U. S. President Truman signed a bill extending the draft to July 9, 1951 and authorizing him to call up the National Guard and reserves for 21 months' active service. The U.S. Senate passed and sent to the House of Representatives a $1.22-billion arms aid authorization bill.

Diplomacy
Norway granted Israel full diplomatic recognition.

Politics and government
U.S. President Truman vetoed a bill easing penalties and restrictions of the Hatch Act for federal employees.

Economics and finance
The U.S. government cut off all shipments of oil and other potential war materials to the Far East.

The European Payments Union went into effect, providing for tariff reductions among Western European states.

Baseball
For the first time in 15 years, Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees and Dom DiMaggio of the Boston Red Sox hit home runs in the same game as the Red Sox won 10-2 in the second game of a doubleheader before 32,539 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. The Yankees scored 4 runs in the 8th as they came from behind to win the first game 9-6.

The Chicago White Sox edged the St. Louis Browns 3-2 in 13 innings before 12,190 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago after St. Louis pitcher Ned Garver (6-7) missed touching third base while rounding the bag while scoring what would have been the winning run earlier in the 3rd inning, and was called out. The game ended on a solo home run by Gus Zernial with 2 out in the bottom of the 13th.

Pinch hitter Sibby Sisti hit a pinch grand slam with 1 out in the top of the 9th inning to break a 4-4 tie as the Boston Braves beat the New York Giants 8-4 before 24,137 fans at the Polo Grounds in New York.

50 years ago
1960


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): Three Steps to Heaven--Eddie Cochran (2nd week at #1)

At the movies
The Apartment, produced, directed, and co-written by Billy Wilder, and starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray, opened in theatres.



Africana
Belgian Congo gained its independence as Republic of the Congo (Léopoldville), with Joseph Kasavubu as President and Patrice Lumumba as Prime Minister.

Baseball
The San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates split a doubleheader before 33,520 fans at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. Jack Sanford (7-5) pitched a 3-hitter as the Giants won the opener 11-0. Earl Francis, the last of three Pittsburgh pitchers, allowed 7 hits and 3 runs--all earned--in 5 innings, walking 3 batters and striking out none in his major league debut. The Pirates won the second game 11-6, led by Dick Stuart’s single, 3 consecutive home runs, and 7 runs batted in. Willie Mays homered for the Giants in both games.

Winning pitcher Don Cardwell (4-5) batted 4 for 5 with 3 runs to lead the Chicago Cubs to an 11-5 win over the Milwaukee Braves before 8,841 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Chicago leadoff hitter Richie Ashburn was 4 for 4 with 2 bases on balls, a triple, 3 runs, and 3 runs batted in.

Ted Williams hit a home run, and Don Buddin scored the winning run after eluding a rundown in a 6-run 8th inning as the Boston Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 11-7 before 4,170 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Rocky Colavito hit 2 home runs and drove in 5 runs for the Tigers.

Jim Gentile entered the game in the 5th inning as a pinch hitter and hit a 2-run home run, then remained in the game at first base and added a 3-run homer for the Baltimore Orioles as they beat the Cleveland Indians 9-1 before 14,757 fans at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. Walt Dropo started at first base for Baltimore and was 2 for 2 with 2 runs batted in. Hal Brown (7-2) pitched a 6-hit complete game victory and batted 2 for 4 with a run.

Bill Skowron hit 2 home runs and Tony Kubek, Roger Maris, and Mickey Mantle also homered for the New York Yankees as they beat the Kansas City Athletics 10-3 before 8,513 fans at Yankee Stadium. Jerry Lumpe and Andy Carey homered for the Athletics against Ralph Terry (4-3), who pitched a 7-hit complete game victory.

The Chicago White Sox scored 2 runs in the top of the 10th inning to break a 2-2 tie and held on to defeat the Washington Senators 4-2 before 11,952 fans at Griffith Stadium in Washington. The Senators had runners on first and second bases with 1 out in the bottom of the 10th, but Earl Battey grounded into a double play to end the game.

40 years ago
1970


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Kvällstoppen): Pretty Belinda--Chris Andrews (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland (Swiss Hitparade): El Cóndor Pasa--Simon & Garfunkel (2nd week at #1)

Personal
This blogger finished Grade 3 in Mrs. Fizer’s class at Yellowknife Public School.

War
U.S. President Richard Nixon gave his final report on the recent U.S. military operation, terming it a success. After 34 days of debate, the United States Senate passed the Cooper-Church amendment, which barred the President from spending money to "retain" American forces in Cambodia; sending military advisers there; providing combat air support for Cambodian forces; or from paying any foreign troops who were assisting the Cambodians.

Politics and government
The United States Senate voted 76-19 to override President Richard Nixon’s veto of a bill authorizing $1.3 billion in hospital construction and modernization grants. Mr. Nixon had vetoed the bill as fiscally irresponsible. The House of Representatives had voted 279-98 to override Mr. Nixon’s veto the week before the Senate vote. It was the first time in 10 years that Congress had overturned a presidential veto.

Technology
The first commercial Picturephone service was inaugurated in Pittsburgh.

Boxing
George Chuvalo (59-15-2) knocked Charlie Reno (5-5-1) down 4 times and finally out at 2:40 of the 3rd round of a heavyweight bout at Seattle Center Coliseum.

Baseball
The Atlanta Braves beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-2 before a sellout crowd of 51,050 fans in the first game at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati. Atlanta right fielder Hank Aaron batted 3 for 4 with a base on balls, 2 doubles, the stadium's first home run, 3 runs, and 2 runs batted in. Pat Jarvis (8-6) pitched a 9-hit complete game victory.

30 years ago
1980


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Turning Japanese--The Vapors (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Dancing All Night--Monta & Brothers (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Funkytown--Lipps Inc. (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Funkytown--Lipps Inc.

Religion
Pope John Paul II arrived in Brasilia to begin the longest papal trip outside Italy in modern times. Through July 11, Pope John Paul visited 13 cities in Brazil and covered 17,500 miles.

Energy
U.S. President Jimmy Carter signed legislation authorizing a program to develop synthetic energy resources, saying that the scope of the program "will dwarf the combined programs that led us to the moon and built our interstate highway systems." The bill created the United States Synthetic Fuels Corporation; authorized $20 billion to be used by the corporation over the next five years; and made another $68 billion available for the following seven years, subject to Congressional appropriation. The bill, aimed at reducing U.S. dependence on imported oil, set a goal of the production of the equivalent of 500,000 barrels of oil per day by 1987 and 2,000,000 barrels per day by 1992 from alternative sources. Coal would be turned into gasoline, and oil would be extracted from shale. The bill also created a solar energy bank and authorized a $1.45-billion alcohol fuel production program.

25 years ago
1985


Terrorism
All 39 captives being held by the Shia Muslim Amal in Lebanon were released after almost three weeks of captivity, after intervention by Syrian President Hafez al-Assad.

20 years ago
1990


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): All I Wanna Do is Make Love to You--Heart (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Un' Estate Italiana--Edoardo Bennato; Gianna Nannini (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Infinity (1990's... Time for the Guru)--Guru Josh (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): What's a Woman?--Vaya Con Dios (6th week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): Maldòn--Zouk Machine (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (CIN): Sacrifice/Healing Hands--Elton John (2nd week at #1)

Netherlands Top 10 (De Nederlandse Top 40)
1 What's a Woman?--Vaya Con Dios (2nd week at #1)
2 Still Got the Blues (For You)--Gary Moore
3 Dirty Cash--Adventures of Stevie V
4 At this Moment/Emozioni--Marco Borsato
5 Saxuality--Candy Dulfer
6 I Promised Myself--Nick Kamen
7 Ooops Up--Snap!
8 Paint it Black--The Rolling Stones
9 Back by Dope Demand--King Bee
10 Hijo de la Luna--Mecano

Singles entering the chart were Way Down Now by World Party (#25); Step by Step by New Kids on the Block (#27); Take Your Time by Mantronix featuring Wondress (#28); It Must Have Been Love by Roxette (#29); and Mooi was die Tijd by Corry Konings (#37).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 Step by Step--New Kids on the Block
2 It Must Have Been Love--Roxette
3 Poison--Bell Biv DeVoe
4 Do You Remember?--Phil Collins
5 Hold On--Wilson Phillips
6 Hold On--En Vogue
7 Ready Or Not--After 7
8 I'll Be Your Shelter--Taylor Dayne
9 She Ain't Worth It--Glenn Medeiros featuring Bobby Brown
10 Cradle of Love--Billy Idol

Singles entering the chart were Hanky Panky by Madonna (#40); Have You Seen Her by M.C. Hammer (#63); Jerk Out by the Time (#65); Love and Emotion by Stevie B (#70); Release Me by Wilson Phillips (#76); Cuts Both Ways by Gloria Estefan (#83); Close to You by Maxi Priest (#87); Tic-Tac-Toe by Kyper (#91); Do Me! by Bell Biv DeVoe (#92); Come Back to Me by Janet Jackson (#93); I'm Never Gonna Give You Up by the Brat Pack (#94); and A Dreams a Dream by Soul II Soul (#95).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Step By Step--New Kids on the Block (2nd week at #1)
2 It Must Have Been Love--Roxette
3 Poison--Bell Biv DeVoe
4 Do You Remember?--Phil Collins
5 Ready Or Not--After 7
6 Hold On--Wilson Phillips
7 Hold On--En Vogue
8 I’ll Be Your Shelter--Taylor Dayne
9 Vogue--Madonna
10 U Can’t Touch This--M.C. Hammer

Singles entering the chart were Release Me by Wilson Phillips (#54); Jerk Out by the Time (#57); The Girl I Used to Know by Brother Beyond (#59); Have You Seen Her by M.C. Hammer (#63); Cuts Both Ways by Gloria Estefan (#67); We're All in the Same Gang by West Coast Rap All-Stars (#72); Talk to Me by Anita Baker (#76); and I Melt with You by Modern English (#85).

Canada's Top 10 (RPM)
1 Vogue--Madonna (3rd week at #1)
2 It Must Have Been Love--Roxette
3 Do You Remember?--Phil Collins
4 All I Wanna Do is Make Love to You--Heart
5 Hold On--Wilson Phillips
6 Baby It's Tonight--Jude Cole
7 Step by Step--New Kids on the Block
8 Dangerous Times--Sue Medley
9 Children of the Night--Richard Marx
10 Cradle of Love--Billy Idol

Singles entering the chart were Child of the Wild Blue Yonder by John Hiatt (#67); Haunted Heart by Alias (#75); Your Ma Said You Cried in Your Sleep Last Night by Robert Plant (#80); Walk on the Wild Side by Layman Twaist (#82); I Didn't Want to Need You by Heart (#83); 'Cause Cheap is How I Feel by Cowboy Junkies (#88); Bang On by Sheree (#89); Hanky Panky by Madonna (#92); Through the Test of Time by Patti Austin (#97); and Licence to Love by Andy Curran (#98).

Diplomacy
South African Communist terrorist Nelson Mandela ended his tour of the United States after visiting New York; Washington; Atlanta; Miami; Detroit; Los Angeles; and Oakland.

Law
Chief Justice Brian Dickson retired from the Supreme Court of Canada; he joined the Court in 1973, and replaced Bora Laskin as Chief Justice in 1984.

Baseball
The New York Yankees, who had lost 1-0 to the Chicago White Sox the previous day, scored 4 runs in the top of the 1st inning and went on to beat the White Sox 10-7 before 38,078 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Jim Leyritz hit 2 home runs and a single for the Yankees, who outhit the White Sox 16-14. Sammy Sosa homered and tripled for Chicago.

10 years ago
2000


Baseball
The New York Mets scored 10 runs--9 after 2 were out--in the bottom of the 8th inning to overcome an 8-1 deficit and defeat the Atlanta Braves 11-8 before 52,831 fans at Shea Stadium in New York. Mike Piazza’s 3-run home run was the deciding blow.

Sammy Sosa's 2-run double climaxed a 3-run 15th inning to break a 4-4 tie as the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-4 before 30,216 fans at County Stadium in Milwaukee.

June 29, 2010

490 years ago
1520


Died on this date
Moctezuma II, 54 (?)
. Tlatoani (ruler) of the Aztec Empire, 1502-1520. Moctezuma II, aka Montezuma, succeeded Ahuitzotl on the throne, and used military conquests to enable the Aztec Empire to reach its greatest size, incorporating the Zapotec and Yopi people into the empire. Moctezmuma II was ruling during the time of first contact with Europeans, and was killed in the fight against the forces of Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés. Moctezuma II was succeeded as Tlataoni by his younger brother Cuitláhuac.

160 years ago
1850


Religion
Autocephaly was officially granted by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople to the Church of Greece.

140 years ago
1870


Born on this date
Joseph Carl Breil
. U.S. singer and composer. Mr. Breil was an operatic tenor and then a choir director in the 1890s and 1900s. He was one of the first composers to write scores for specific silent films, including The Birth of a Nation (1915) and Intolerance (1916). Mr. Breil wrote several operas, and died of heart disease on January 23, 1926 at the age of 55, shortly after suffering a nervous breakdown following the failure of his opera Der Asra (1925).

130 years ago
1880


Born on this date
Harry Frazee. U.S. theatrical producer and baseball executive. Mr. Frazee bought the Boston Red Sox shortly after their 1916 World Series victory, and owned them until 1923. The Red Sox won the World Series championships in 1918, but Mr. Frazee sold star pitcher and outfielder Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees in January 1920, and reportedly used the proceeds to finance the musical play No, No, Nanette, while the Red Sox didn't win another World Series until 2004. Mr. Frazee died of kidney disease on June 29, 1929, 25 days before his 49th birthday.

Franciana
France annexed Tahiti.

125 years ago
1885

Baseball

In an American Association game, Guy Hecker went the distance, striking out 8 batters in 13 innings while batting 3 for 6 and scoring the winning run as the Louisville Colonels edged the Pittsburgh Alleghenys 4-3.

120 years ago
1900


Born on this date
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
. French aviator and author. Mr. Saint-Exupéry, one of France's best-known pilots in the 1920s and '30s, wrote a number of books, the best-known of which was the novella Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) (1943). While flying with the Free French Air Force he disappeared off the French coast near Marseilles while on a reconnaissance mission on July 31, 1944 at the age of 44, and was presumed dead.

100 years ago
1910


Born on this date
Frank Loesser
. U.S. songwriter. Mr. Loesser wrote lyrics for popular songs such as Two Sleepy People and Heart and Soul, and wrote music and lyrics to musicals, including Guys and Dolls (1950) and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1961). He won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for Baby, It's Cold Outside, which was used in the movie Neptune's Daughter (1949). Mr. Loesser was a heavy smoker who died of lung cancer on July 28, 1969, 29 days after his 59th birthday.

Burgess Whitehead. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Whitehead was a second baseman and third baseman with the St. Louis Cardinals (1933-1935); New York Giants (1936-1937, 1939-1941); and Pittsburgh Pirates (1946), batting .266 with 17 home runs and 245 runs batted in in 924 games. He helped the Cardinals win the World Series in 1934 and the Giants win National League pennants in 1936 and 1937, batting .135 with no homers and 2 RBIs in 12 World Series games. A near-fatal attack of appendicitis early in 1938 led to a nervous breakdown; Mr. Whitehead missed the entire season, and his career never quite recovered. He played 754 games in 6 seasons in the minor leagues (1931-1933, 1942, 1947-1948). Mr. Whitehead was the last surviving member of the 1934 Cardinals, and died of a heart attack on November 25, 1993 at the age of 83.

90 years ago
1920


Politics and government
The governing Liberal Party of Premier Tobias Norris was reduced to a plurality of seats in the Legislative Assembly in the Manitoba provincial election. The Liberals led with 21 of 55 seats, down from 40 in the most recent election in 1915. 12 "farmer" candidates, not running as a party, comprised the second-largest bloc of those elected. The Democratic Labour Party (9); Socialist Party (1); and Social Democratic Party (1), all led by Fred Dixon, comprised an 11-seat bloc. The Conservative Party, led by Richard Willis, took 8 seats, an increase of 3 from 1915, although Mr. Willis wasn't elected. 3 independent candidates were elected. The labour support came mainly from Winnipeg, where a single transferable vote system was used. Edith Rogers, a Liberal candidate in Winnipeg, became the first woman elected to the Manitoba Legislature.

75 years ago
1935


Died on this date
Jack O'Neill, 62
. Irish-born U.S. baseball player. One of four brothers who played in the major leagues, Mr. O'Neill was a catcher with the St. Louis Cardinals (1902-1903); Chicago Cubs (1904-1905); and Boston Beaneaters (1906), batting .196 with 1 home run and 74 runs batted in 303 games.

70 years ago
1940


On the radio



Died on this date
Paul Klee, 60
. Swiss painter. Mr. Klee's paintings reflected expressionism, cubism, and surrealism. He died of scleroderma.

Diplomacy
Mexico presented the United States government with $1 million as partial payment for American lands expropriated since August 30, 1927.

Politics and government
Hassan Sabry Pasha formed a coalition cabinet in Egypt which included all parties except the Waldists.

U.S. Senator Edwin Johnson (Democrat--Colorado) said that only fellow Senator Burton K. Wheeler (Democrat--Montana) could defeat Republican candidate Wendell Willkie in the 1940 election for President of the United States.

Law
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Alien Registration Act, providing for compulsory registration and fingerprinting of all aliens.

U.S. President Roosevelt signed a law granting the U.S. Supreme Court the authority to prescribe rules of pleading, practice, and procedure with respect to criminal cases in the district courts.

Energy
Westinghouse Laboratories announced the discovery that gamma rays could release energy from uranium.

Track and field
Cornelius Warmerdam set a world record of 15 feet 1 1/8 inches (4.60 metres) in the pole vault at the U.S. National Amateur Athletic Union meet in Fresno, California.

60 years ago
1950


War
U.S. B-29 bombers went into action against Communist targets in South Korea. The United States denied Communist claims that the North Korean capital of Pyongyang had been bombed. Commander-in-Chief of the United Nations Command General Douglas MacArthur made a one-day flying trip to South Korea to get a first-hand view of the military situation and to confer with South Korean President Syngman Rhee. U.S. President Harry Truman told a news conference that the U.S. was not at war in Korea, but was only executing a police action.

Diplomacy
The U.S.S.R. sent United Nations Secretary-General Trygve Lie a note denouncing the Security Council's resolution imposing military sanctions against North Korea.

Defense
The U.S. Senate passed and sent to the House of Representatives a bill authorizing expansion of the Air Force from 48 to 70 groups.

Politics and government
Bolivian President Mamerto Urriolagoitia swore in a new cabinet.

Soccer
In perhaps the biggest upset in soccer history, the United States team, composed mostly of amateurs with jobs such as mailmen or carpenters, defeated England 1-0 in a first-round World Cup match before 10,151 fans at Estádio Independência in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.



Baseball
The New York Yankees called up pitcher Whitey Ford from the Kansas City Blues of the American Association. In 12 games with the Blues, the 21-year-old had a record of 6-3 with an earned run average of 3.22. With the Binghamton Triplets of the Eastern League in 1949, Mr. Ford had led the league with 151 strikeouts and an earned run average of 1.61 while compiling a 16-5 record.

In an effort to thwart the major leagues’ signing of Negro players, J.B. Martin, president of the Chicago Giants of the Negro American League, instructed manager Ted Radcliffe to begin signing white players. Mr. Radcliffe promptly signed teenagers Lou Chirban‚ Lou Clarizio and Al Dubetts. Later in the year Mr. Radcliffe signed Stanley Miarka and Frank Dyall, but all the white players had short Negro League careers.

The Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Athletics 22-14 before 2,808 fans at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, establishing an American League record for the greatest number of runs scored by 2 teams in a single game. There were 21 bases on balls in the game, but only 1 home run, by Ted Williams of the Red Sox, who also singled and drove in 6 runs. Every Boston starter had at least 1 hit. It was the third time in June that the Red Sox had scored 20 or more runs in a game. Philadelphia leadoff hitter Bob Dillinger batted 5 for 6 with 2 doubles, 3 runs, and 3 runs batted in.

The Washington Nationals scored 6 runs in the 4th inning as they overcame a 5-1 1st-inning deficit to defeat the New York Yankees 12-7 before 9,262 fans at Yankee Stadium. Washington center fielder Irv Noren drove in 4 runs with a fly ball and a 3-run home run. Sid Hudson (8-5) pitched an 8-hit complete game victory, allowing 3 earned runs.

The New York Giants scored 4 runs in the 8th inning and 3 in the 9th as they beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 11-5 before 14,229 fans at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. New York third baseman Hank Thompson batted 3 for 5 with a double, run, and 4 runs batted in, while Brooklyn third baseman Jackie Robinson was 4 for 5 with 2 solo home runs.

Buddy Kerr singled home Walker Cooper and Sibby Sisti with 1 out in the bottom of the 7th inning, enabling the Boston Braves to edge the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 before 13,980 fans at Braves Field. Vern Bickford (7-6) pitched an 8-hit complete game to win the pitchers' duel over Ken Heintzelman (1-6), who allowed 6 hits in a complete game.

In an American Association game in Milwaukee, Bama Rowell of the Minneapolis Millers lofted a fly ball to right field in the 4th inning, and ended up with a double when two nighthawks pecked at the ball in flight and deflected its path away from Brewers’ outfielders Bob Jaderlund and Bob Addis.

50 years ago
1960


Hit parade
#1 single in Norway (VG-lista): Blue Hawaii--Billy Vaughn and his Orchestra

Died on this date
Frank Patrick, 74
. Canadian hockey player and coach. Mr. Patrick, a native of Ottawa, grew up in Montreal, and moved to Nelson, British Columbia in 1907 with his family in order to establish a lumber company. He was a defenceman with several amateur and professional clubs from 1903-1904, but was best known for his years with the Vancouver Millionaires of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (1911-18, 1922-24), coaching and playing with the team, leading the Millionaires to the Stanley Cup championship in 1915. Mr. Patrick coached the Boston Bruins (1934-36), leading them to the Stanley Cup playoffs in both seasons. He was responsible for innovations such as the blue line, penalty shot, and boarding penalty. Mr. Patrick was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a builder in 1950, and died in Vancouver of a heart attack, four weeks after the death of his brother and fellow Hall of Fame member Lester Patrick.

Television
The British Broadcasting Corporation opened its new Television Centre.

Boxing
Pete Rademacher (7-3-1) scored a technical knockout over LaMar Clark (42-2) at 2:27 of the 10th round of a heavyweight bout at Derks Field in Salt Lake City.

40 years ago
1970


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Everything is Beautiful--Ray Stevens (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Keiko no Yume wa--Yoru Hiraku (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Un Rayo De Sol--Los Diablos (5th week at #1)

On the radio
The Challenge of Space, on Springbok Radio
Tonight’s episode: Mission Abort

War
The last of 18,000 American ground troops, except for a few advisers, pulled out of Cambodia the day before the deadline set by U.S. President Richard Nixon.

Law
The U.S. Indian Claims Commission ruled that the Navajo and Hopi tribes were the owners of more than 2 million acres of land in northern Arizona and northwestern New Mexico. Commission chairman Jerome Kuykendall urged prompt proceedings to evaluate the lands awarded to the Indians.

Society
Bishop Stephen Spottswood, chairman of the board of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said in a keynote address to the organization that the administration of U.S. President Richard Nixon had a calculated anti-Negro policy.

Boxing
Sonny Liston (50-4) scored a 10-round technical knockout over Chuck Wepner (20-5-2) in a heavyweight bout in Jersey City, New Jersey. The fight was stopped by the ring doctor because of multiple cuts on Mr. Wepner’s face. The former world champion praised Mr. Wepner after the fight as the gamest man he ever fought. It turned out to be the last bout for Mr. Liston, who reportedly went home to Las Vegas with no pay because he’d bet his share of the purse on the recent Jerry Quarry-Mac Foster bout, and unfortunately put his money on Mr. Foster.



30 years ago
1980


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Stomp!--The Brothers Johnson (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Funkytown--Lipps Inc. (3rd week at #1)

Died on this date
Jorge Basadre, 77
. Peruvian historian and politician. Dr. Basadre wrote many books about the independent history of Peru, most notably Historia de la República del Perú (History of the Republic of Peru) (1939-1968), which eventually reached 16 volumes in six editions. He served as Peru's Minister of Education from July-October 1945 and 1956-1958.

Politics and government
Vigdís Finnbogadóttir became the first woman to be democratically elected as a nation's head of state when she was elected President of Iceland, receiving 33.8% of the vote to 32.3% for runner-up Guðlaugur Þorvaldsson.

25 years ago
1985


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): A View to a Kill--Duran Duran

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): 19--Paul Hardcastle (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): 19--Paul Hardcastle

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Frankie--Sister Sledge

#1 single in the U.K.: Frankie--Sister Sledge

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Heaven--Bryan Adams (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Sussudio--Phil Collins
2 Heaven--Bryan Adams
3 A View to a Kill--Duran Duran
4 Everybody Wants to Rule the World--Tears for Fears
5 Raspberry Beret--Prince and the Revolution
6 In My House--Mary Jane Girls
7 Angel--Madonna
8 Suddenly--Billy Ocean
9 Things Can Only Get Better--Howard Jones
10 Would I Lie to You?--Eurythmics

Singles entering the chart were The Power of Love by Huey Lewis and the News (#42); Summer of '69 by Bryan Adams (#55); St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion) by John Parr (#78); and Tired of Being Blonde by Carly Simon (#83). The Power of Love was from the movie Back to the Future (1985). St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion) was the title song of the movie.

Canada's Top 10 (RPM)
1 A View to a Kill--Duran Duran
2 Everybody Wants to Rule the World--Tears for Fears
3 Walking On Sunshine--Katrina and the Waves
4 Black Cars--Gino Vannelli
5 Axel F--Harold Faltermeyer
6 Would I Lie to You?--Eurythmics
7 Suddenly--Billy Ocean
8 Angel--Madonna
9 Things Can Only Get Better--Howard Jones
10 Sussudio--Phil Collins

Singles entering the chart were The Power of Love by Huey Lewis and the News (#68); Like a Surgeon by "Weird Al" Yankovic (#72); Road to Nowhere by the Talking Heads (#88); Tight Connection to My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love) by Bob Dylan (#93); Summer of '69 by Bryan Adams (#95); Little by Little by Robert Plant (#96); Freeway of Love by Aretha Franklin (#97); People are People by Depeche Mode (#98); and Exception of Love by the Truth (#99).

Popular culture
Vancouver, British Columbia businessman Jim Pattison paid $2.229,000 for a yellow Rolls-Royce formerly owned by the Beatles.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Ottawa (1-3) 14 @ Hamilton (1-3) 33

1985 marked the last year in which CFL teams each played 4 pre-season games. In 1986 the pre-season was shortened to 2 games, while the regular season was extended from 16 to 18 games.

20 years ago
1990


Died on this date
Irving Wallace, 74
. U.S. writer. Mr. Wallace wrote novels such as The Chapman Report (1960); The Prize (1962); and The Word (1972), and collaborated with his son David Wallechinsky on three volumes of The People's Almanac (1975-1981) and with his daughter Amy Wallace and Mr. Wallechinsky on three volumes of The Book of Lists (1977-1983).

Diplomacy
The Lithuanian parliament agreed to suspend its declaration of independence for 100 days in exchange for an agreement by the Soviet government to negotiate on the issue and end economic sanctions.

Politics and government
Quebec Premier Robert Bourassa said that he would work with Parti Quebecois leader Jacques Parizeau to establish a non-partisan commission to consider Quebec's political future in the wake of the recent collapse of the Meech Lake Canadian constitutional accord.

Scandal
Progressive Conservative member of Parliament Gilles Bernier (Beauce) and former PC MP Richard Grise (Chambly) were charged by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police with two counts of fraud and breach of trust in connection with two contracts, whereby they hired each other's relatives for bogus jobs. Mr. Bernier was acquitted in April 1994, while Mr. Grise pled guilty to two counts of breach of trust and was fined $5,000.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Ottawa (1-0) 26 @ Saskatchewan (0-2) 23

Baseball
Dave Stewart pitched the first no-hitter at SkyDome in Toronto as the Oakland Athletics blanked the Toronto Blue Jays 5-0 before 49,817 fans.



The second no-hitter of the day was pitched by Fernando Valenzuela of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-0 before 38,583 fans at Dodger Stadium. With a runner on base and 1 out in the 9th inning, Pedro Guerrero of the Cardinals hit a grounder up the middle; Mr. Valenzuela reached out with his glove and deflected the ball to shortstop Alfredo Griffin, who started a double play to end the game. It was the first time since the double no-hitter pitched by Fred Toney of the Cincinnati Reds and Hippo Vaughn of the Chicago Cubs on May 2, 1917 that two no-hitters had been pitched in the major leagues on the same day.



Ron Kittle led off the bottom of the 2nd inning with his 14th home run of the season, providing all the scoring as the Chicago White Sox edged the New York Yankees 1-0 before 30,137 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Winning pitcher Jack McDowell allowed 4 hits in 7 innings to get the win, while Bobby Thigpen pitched the 9th inning to get his 26th save of the season. Losing pitcher Chuck Cary allowed 6 hits and 1 earned run in 7+ innings. It was the first major league game for New York designated hitter Kevin Maas, who had a single in 3 at bats.

10 years ago
2000


Died on this date
Vittorio Gassman, 77
. Italian actor. Mr. Gassman appeared in plays, films, and television programs from the early 1940s through the 1990s. His movies included War and Peace (1956) and Il Mattatore (1960). Mr. Gassman died of a heart attack in his sleep.

Disasters
Hundreds of refugees feeling religious conflict in Indonesia were drowned when their overloaded ship sank in stormy waters.

Monday, 28 June 2010

June 28, 2010

130 years ago
1880


Born on this date
John Meyers
. U.S. swimmer and water polo player. Mr. Meyers participated in the 1904 Olympic Games in St. Louis in both freestyle swimming and water polo, and was a member of the American team that won a bronze medal in the latter competition. He died on July 25, 1975 at the age of 95.

Crime
Australian bushranger Ned Kelly was captured at Glenrowan after a shootout with police.

120 years ago
1890

Born on this date
Ken Williams
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Williams was an outfielder in the major leagues from 1915-1929, spending 10 years (1918-1927) with the St. Louis Browns. His best season was 1922, when he hit .332 and led the American League in home runs (39); runs batted in (155); and total bases (367), was second in slugging average (.627), home run percentage (6.7) and stolen bases (37), and third in runs (128). From 1921-1927 Mr. Williams was near the top of the American League in home runs, home run percentage, and slugging average. In 1925 he led the AL with a slugging average of .613. Ken Williams died on January 22, 1959 at the age of 68.

100 years ago
1910

Baseball

Joe Tinker stole home plate twice for the Chicago Cubs as they beat the Cincinnati Reds 11-1 at West Side Park in Chicago. Three Finger Brown (10-6) pitched a 4-hitter, batted 2 for 5 with 2 runs, and stole a base. Rube Benton (0-1) started on the mound for Cincinnati, allowing 7 hits and 9 runs in 5 innings, striking out 3 batters and walking 7, making an assist, and striking out in both plate appearances in his major league debut. He was relieved by Mysterious Walker, who allowed 4 hits and 2 runs in 3 innings, striking out 1 batter and walking 4, making 3 assists, and batting 0 for 1 in his first major league game.

90 years ago
1920


Politics and government
The U.S. Democratic National Convention opened at the Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.

Baseball
Dave Bancroft had 6 singles in 6 at bats and Frank Frisch, George Kelly, and George Burns hit home runs for the New York Giants as they whipped the Philadelphia Phillies 18-3 at National League Park in Philadelphia. Al Lefevre ran for Mr. Bancroft in the bottom of the 8th inning, scoring a run; he remained in the game at shortstop and made 2 assists in the 9th inning in his first major league game. Art Nehf (8-7) pitched a 9-hit complete game victory and batted 2 for 5 with 2 runs.

Dave Robertson singled home Lefty Tyler and Max Flack with 2 out in the bottom of the 8th inning to provide insurance runs for the Chicago Cubs as they beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 in the first game of a doubleheader at Cubs Park. Mr. Tyler (2-3) pitched an 8-hit complete game victory. Zeb Terry drew a bases-loaded walk with 1 out to climax a 4-run rally in the bottom of the 9th, giving the Cubs a 5-4 win in the second game to complete the sweep. All 4 Chicago runs in the 9th were unearned; the inning included 4 bases on balls and an error.

Every man in the Chicago White Sox' lineup had at least 1 hit as they beat the Detroit Tigers 13-5 at Navin Field in Detroit. Eddie Cicotte (7-5) pitched a 13-hit complete game victory, allowing 4 earned runs.

80 years ago
1930


Baseball
The Detroit Stars and Kansas City Monarchs played in a Negro League game at Hamtramck Stadium in the first night game to be played in Detroit.

80 years ago
1940


On the radio



Died on this date
Italo Balbo, 44
. Italian politician. Mr. Balbo was a Fascist leader who served as Marshal of the Air Force in the regime of Duce Benito Mussolini, and was Governor General of Libya from 1933-1940. He was killed by friendly fire while attempting to land at Tobruk, Libya.

War
The Japanese military mission arrived in Indochina and demanded the right to supply Japanese forces in China by way of the French railroad. French General Eugene Mittelhauser ordered cessation of hostilities by troops under his command in Syria.

World events
Romania ceded Bessarabia (current-day Moldova) to the U.S.S.R. after facing an ultimatum. Soviet troops marched into the areas to occupy them.

Diplomacy
The United Kingdom officially recognized General Charles de Gaulle as "leader of all free Frenchmen, wherever they may be."

The Japanese government demanded that the Netherlands East Indies permit an increased Japanese economic role.

Politics and government
The Republican National Convention at Philadelphia Convention Hall nominated New York lawyer Wendell Willkie as the Republican Party's candidate for President of the United States in the November 1940 election. Mr. Willkie was nominated at 1 A.M. on the sixth ballot, taking 654 votes to 318 for U.S. Senator Robert Taft (Ohio). That night, the convention's closing session nominated U.S. Senator Charles McNary (Oregon) on the first ballot as Mr. Willkie's vice presidential running mate.





Defense
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill making it a crime to encourage insubordination or disloyalty among the military, or to distribute literature toward that end.

Economics and finance
The New York Federal Reserve Bank established a Foreign Property Control division to scrutinize the volume of securities pouring into the United States from Europe.

60 years ago
1950


Died on this date
Mutz Ens, 63
. U.S. baseball player. Anton Ens was a first baseman with the Chicago White Sox, batting 0 for 6 in 3 games in 1912. He played at least 545 games in at least 7 seasons in the minor leagues from 1911-1917. Mr. Ens worked for many years as a salesman with Anheuser Busch Brewing Company in St. Louis, and died of a heart attack.

War
The North Korean Army captured Seoul after a four-day drive; the South Korean government moved to Taejon, 75 miles south of Seoul. Packed with its own refugees fleeing Seoul and leaving their 5th Division stranded, South Korean forces blew up the Hangang Bridge in an attempt to slow North Korea's offensive. The United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand placed their naval units in Japanese waters at the disposal of the United States to support South Korea.

Abominations
Retreating South Korean forces and anti-Communist groups began carrying out South Korean President Syngman Rhee's order to execute people related to either the Bodo League or the South Korean Workers Party. The North Korean Army massacred 700-900 doctors, nurses, inpatient civilians, and wounded soldiers at the Seoul National University Hospital.

Politics and government
The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee investigating Sen. Joseph McCarthy's (Republican--Wisconsin) charges of influence in the State Department voted 3-2 to close the inquiry for the time being.

Georgia Governor Herman Talmadge, a supporter of racial segregation, defeated former Governor Melvin Thompson in the Democratic Party primary for the November 1950 gubernatorial election.

Labour
Britain's Trades Union Congress dropped its two-year-old wage freeze policy, but urged member unions to use restraint in seeking pay increases.

Baseball
Roy Smalley hit for the cycle and drove in 4 runs to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 15-3 rout of the St. Louis Cardinals before 12,109 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Doyle Lade (4-1) pitched a 9-hit complete game victory.

Johnny Hopp tripled home Danny Murtaugh with the tying run and scored the winning run on a double by Stan Rojek as the Pittsburgh Pirates scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to overcome a 5-1 deficit and defeat the Cincinnati Reds 6-5 before 12,040 fans at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh.

The Cleveland Indians scored 7 runs in the first 3 innings and 11 in the 7th as they embarrassed the St. Louis Browns 18-2 before 2,491 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. Every Cleveland starter scored at least 1 run. Bob Lemon (10-4) pitched a 9-hit complete game victory and batted 1 for 4 with a base on balls and 2 runs. Tommy Fine, the third of four St. Louis pitchers, faced 7 batters in the 7th, allowing 6 hits and 5 runs--all earned--in 0 innings, walking 1 batter, in the 25th and last game of his 2-year major league career.

50 years ago
1960


Born on this date
Happy Birthday, James Remnant!

Disasters
45 miners were killed in a gas explosion at Six Bells Colliery in Monmouthshire, Wales.

40 years ago
1970


On the radio
The Second Stain and The Bruce-Partington Plans, starring Robert Vierengel as Sherlock Holmes and Chris Steinbrunner as Dr. Watson, on WFUV

These dramatizations of the A. Conan Doyle stories were presented by The Priory Scholars, a Sherlock Holmes society in New York. WFUV-FM was the campus station of Fordham University. Recordings of these broadcasts are available as part of an MP3 CD of Sherlock Holmes broadcasts from OTRCat.com.

Protest
Three days of clashes between Roman Catholics and Protestants in Londonderry, Northern Ireland concluded with 5 people shot to death and 240 seriously wounded. Ulster’s 8,000-man British garrison was reinforced by 450 troops flown in. Northern Irish Deputy Prime Minister Brian Faulkner termed the violence "planned arson" perpetrated by "gunmen active against the army." Mr. Faulkner said that this violence was different from the 1969 riots in which, he asserted, Roman Catholics thought they were protecting their homes. Meanwhile, 1,500 people in London protested against the June 26 jailing of Mid-Ulster Member of Parliament Bernadette Devlin for her role in the 1969 Bogside riots.

Auto racing
USAC
Mario Andretti won the Rocky Mountain 150 on the Continental Divide Raceways road course at Mead, Colorado, for his first victory of 1970. Swede Savage finished second and A.J. Foyt third.



Baseball
Roberto Clemente doubled with 1 out in the bottom of the 8th inning and scored on a bases-loaded walk to Jerry May to break a 2-2 tie as the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Chicago Cubs 3-2 in the first game of a doubleheader before 40,918 fans in the last major league games at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. The Cubs loaded the bases with 1 out in the 9th, but Luke Walker relieved Dave Giusti and struck out pinch hitter Ernie Banks before inducing Cleo James to ground into a force play to end the game. Gene Clines made hi smajor league debut with the Pirates in the bottom of the 7th when he was inserted as a pinch runner for Jose Pagan, who doubled as a pinch hitter. Mr. Clines was stranded at second base. Jim Nelson (3-0) allowed 6 hits and 1 earned run in 8 innings to outduel Milt Pappas (2-3) as the Pirates won the second game 4-1 to complete the sweep. Mr. Pappas allowed 4 hits and 4 runs--2 earned--in 6 innings, striking out 4 batters and walking 1 in his first game since being purchased by the Cubs from the Atlanta Braves five days earlier.





Dave Marshall led off the top of the 8th inning with a home run to break a 1-1 tie, but Rusty Staub hit a 2-run homer in the bottom of the inning to provide the winning margin as the Montreal Expos defeated the New York Mets 3-2 before 27,154 fans at Jarry Park in Montreal. Tommie Agee led off the 9th with a single and stole second base, but Carl Morton retired Bud Harrelson and Ken Singleton on outfield flies and Donn Clendenon on a popup to first base to end the game. Mr. Morton (8-5) allowed 12 hits but just 2 earned runs to win the pitchers' duel over Ray Sadecki (5-2), who allowed 6 hits and 3 earned runs in a complete game.



Pete Rose and Bobby Tolan led off the game with consecutive home runs and Tony Perez hit his 27th home run of the season in the 9th inning for the Cincinnati Reds as they beat the Houston Astros 3-2 before 27,040 fans at the Astrodome. Don Wilson (2-3) gave up all 3 home runs and took the loss, allowing only 3 other hits in a complete game.

Alan Gallagher's 2-run home run with 2 out in the bottom of the 10th inning gave the San Francisco Giants a 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves in the first game of a doubleheader before 20,642 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Frank Johnson drove in 3 runs with a triple and a single to help the Giants win the second game 4-3 to complete the sweep.

Pinch hitter Rick Reichardt hit a 2-run home run with 1 out in the bottom of the 12th inning to give the Washington Senators a 4-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles before 19,043 fans at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium in Washington.

30 years ago
1980


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Non so che darei--Alan Sorrenti

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Cara Mia--Jay & the Americans

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Crying--Don McLean

#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): Crying--Don McLean (2nd week at #1)

Netherlands Top 10 (De Nederlandse Top 40)
1 Cara Mia--Jay & the Americans (2nd week at #1)
2 Lost in Love--Demis Roussos
3 Funkytown--Lipps Inc.
4 Sri-Lanka...My Shangri-La--Jack Jersey
5 Pierrot--Bonnie St. Claire
6 Relight My Fire--Dan Hartman
7 Late at Night--Maywood
8 Working My Way Back to You--Spinners
9 One More Little Kissy--Luv'
10 Runnin' with the Devil--Van Halen

Singles entering the chart were Midnite Dynamos by Matchbox (#25); Play the Game by Queen (#26); The Groove by Rodney Franklin (#28); Theme from New York, New York by Frank Sinatra (#29); Shandi by Kiss (#34); Night Boat to Cairo by Madness (#35); and De Vogeltjesdans by De Electronica's (#36).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 Coming Up (Live at Glasgow)--Paul McCartney & Wings
2 Funkytown--Lipps Inc.
3 The Rose--Bette Midler
4 It's Still Rock and Roll to Me--Billy Joel
5 Against the Wind--Bob Seger
6 Little Jeannie--Elton John
7 Steal Away--Robbie Dupree
8 Biggest Part of Me--Ambrosia
9 Cupid/I've Loved You for a Long Time--Spinners
10 She's Out of My Life--Michael Jackson

Singles entering the chart were Play the Game by Queen (#67); I Can't Let Go by Linda Ronstadt (#74); Who Shot J.R.? by Gary Burbank with Band McNally (#79); That Lovin' You Feelin' Again by Roy Orbison & Emmylou Harris (#82); Love that Got Away by Firefall (#83); Dancin' in the Streets by Teri DeSario with KC (#84); Beyond by Herb Alpert (#85); One in a Million You by Larry Graham (#86); Why Not Me by Fred Knoblock (#87); I Get Off on It by Tony Joe White (#88); My Mistake by the Kingbees (#89); and Honey, Honey by David Hudson (#90).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Funkytown--Lipps Inc. (5th week at #1)
2 Coming Up (Live at Glasgow)--Paul McCartney & Wings
3 The Rose--Bette Midler
4 It's Still Rock and Roll to Me--Billy Joel
5 Little Jeannie--Elton John
6 Steal Away--Robbie Dupree
7 Cars--Gary Numan
8 Against the Wind--Bob Seger
9 Biggest Part of Me--Ambrosia
10 Cupid/I've Loved You for a Long Time--Spinners

Singles entering the chart were I Can't Let Go by Linda Ronstadt (#66); Play the Game by Queen (#70); Beyond by Herb Alpert (#82); Dancin' in the Streets by Teri DeSario with KC (#83); It Hurts Too Much by Eric Carmen (#85); Love that Got Away by Firefall (#86); Who Shot J.R.? by Gary Burbank with Band McNally (#87); One in a Million You by Larry Graham (#88); My Mistake by the Kingbees (#89); Someone that I Used to Love by Natalie Cole (#90); Fame by Irene Cara (#91); Are 'Friends' Electric? by Gary Numan & Tubeway Army (#96); and Honey, Honey by David Hudson (#97).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Record World)
1 The Rose--Bette Midler
2 Funkytown--Lipps Inc.
3 Coming Up (Live at Glasgow)--Paul McCartney & Wings
4 Little Jeannie--Elton John
5 Steal Away--Robbie Dupree
6 It's Still Rock and Roll to Me--Billy Joel
7 She's Out of My Life--Michael Jackson
8 Cupid/I've Loved You for a Long Time--Spinners
9 Against the Wind--Bob Seger
10 Let Me Love You Tonight--Pure Prairie League

Singles entering the chart were I Can't Let Go by Linda Ronstadt (#60); Play the Game by Queen (#76); That Lovin' You Feelin' Again by Roy Orbison & Emmylou Harris (#84); Love that Got Away by Firefall (#86); Why Not Me by Fred Knoblock (#87); Cheap Sunglasses by ZZ Top (#88); Sitting in the Park by G.Q. (#89); Give Me the Night by George Benson (#90); Bony Moronie by Cheeks (#97); When Things Go Wrong by Robin Lane and the Chartbusters (#98); Rock Brigade by Def Leppard (#99); and Good to Have Love Back by Felix Cavaliere (#100). Bony Moronie was from the movie Up the Academy (1980).

Canada's Top 10 (RPM)
1 Cars--Gary Numan (2nd week at #1)
2 Call Me--Blondie
3 Coming Up (Live at Glasgow)--Paul McCartney & Wings
4 Lost in Love--Air Supply
5 Brass in Pocket (I'm Special)--Pretenders
6 Funkytown--Lipps Inc.
7 Pilot of the Airwaves-Charlie Dore
8 Breakdown Dead Ahead--Boz Scaggs
9 The Rose--Bette Midler
10 Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer--Kenny Rogers with Kim Carnes

Singles entering the chart were Don't Fight It by Red Rider (#90); Can I Come Near by Graham Shaw and the Sincere Serenaders (#94); Walks Like a Lady by Journey (#98); And the Cradle Will Rock by Van Halen (#99); and Gee Whiz by Bernadette Peters (#100).

Died on this date
José Iturbi Báguena, 84
. Spanish musician. Mr. Iturbi was a pianist, harpsichordist, and conductor who had a career spanning more than 60 years. He conducted the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Valencia Symphony Orchestra for many years. Mr. Iturbi died from heart problems.

Helen Gahagan Douglas, 79. U.S. actress and politician. Mrs. Douglas, the wife of actor Melvyn Douglas, achieved success on Broadway and then in opera in the 1920s and '30s. She went to Hollywood in 1935, starring in the movie She (1935). A Democrat, Mrs. Douglas reperesented California's 14th District in the U.S. House of Representatives (1945-1951). She was the Democratic Party nominee for a U.S. Senate seat in California in 1950, but lost to Republican candidate and Congressman Richard Nixon, who borrowed a line from Mrs. Douglas's Democratic primary opponent Manchester Boddy and said that she was "pink down to her underwear." Mrs. Douglas never ran for office again, but continued to support Democratic party campiagns until her death from breast and lung cancer.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Edmonton (2-1) 16 @ Calgary (3-1) 28

The Eskimos scored a couple of late touchdowns to make the score respectable, but the Stampeders dominated the game at McMahon Stadium. After one of the Edmonton touchdowns, Eskimo receiver Waddell Smith flattened Stampeder kickoff returner William Miller with one of the hardest hits I’ve ever seen. The loss was costly for the Eskimos in terms of injuries: rookie defensive back Maurice Burton suffered a knee injury that put him on the injured list for the entire season, and veteran linebacker Harry Walters suffered a similar injury, and ended up playing only one regular season game with the Eskimos.

Baseball
John Milner led off the 9th inning with a base on balls and scored from third base on a 1-out single by Ed Ott for the deciding run as the Pittsburgh Pirates held on to defeat the Montreal Expos 4-3 before 38,065 fans at Olympic Stadium in Montreal. In the bottom of the 9th, pinch hitter Tommy Hutton scored Tony Bernazard with a ground out and advanced Bob Pate to third base, but was thrown out at second base on the play for the second out of the inning, and Ron LeFlore then grounded out to third base to end the game. Jim Bibby (9-1) allowed 6 hits and 2 runs--both earned--in 6.1 innings to get the win over Charlie Lea (2-2).

The Cincinnati Reds beat the Houston Astros 8-5 before 44,025 fans at the Astrodome, as Houston starting pitcher J.R. Richard (9-4) left after just 3.1 innings, the ninth time in 16 starts in 1980 that Mr. Richard had left the game early because of a physical ailment. Johnny Bench's 3-run double with 2 out in the top of the 3rd inning gave the Reds a 3-2 lead, and they added 4 in the 4th. Joe Price (1-0) started on the mound for Cincinnati and allowed 5 hits and 5 runs--all earned--in 5.1 innings, but still got credit for his first major league win.

With 2 out and nobody on base in the bottom of the 11th inning, Rich Murray drew a base on balls, advanced to second base on a single by Johnnie LeMaster, and scored on a single by Terry Whitfield to give the San Francisco Giants a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers before 25,145 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The Giants scored a run in each of the last 3 innings.

Rick Cerone batted 3 for 5 with a triple, run, and 4 runs batted in, singling home Bob Watson and Jim Spencer with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the New York Yankees an 11-10 win over the Cleveland Indians before 42,192 fans at Yankee Stadium. New York right fielder Bobby Murcer was 3 for 4 with 2 home runs, 5 runs batted in, and was hit by a pitch. Cleveland designated hitter Joe Charboneau hit a home run in the 2nd inning into the third deck--an area of Yankee Stadium previously reached by only Jimmie Foxx and Frank Howard. Tim Lollar, the third of four New York pitchers, allowed 2 hits and 1 run--earned--in 2 innings, striking out 1 batter and walking none, in his first major league game. Dennis Sherrill played the 7th and 8th innings at shortstop for New York, making 1 putout, with no plate appearances in the 5th and last game of his 2-year major league career.

25 years ago
1985


Hit parade
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): 19--Paul Hardcastle (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Live is Life--Opus (5th week at #1)

Died on this date
Herb Schumm, 42
. Canadian football player. Mr. Schumm was a guard with the Edmonton Eskimos (1963-1965) and Calgary Stampeders (1966-1973). He played in the Grey Cup games of 1968, 1970, and 1971, playing on the winning side in 1971. Mr. Schumm scored the only point of his CFL career on September 3, 1973, when he concluded a punting exchange on the last play of the Labour Day game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers by punting the ball 40 yards into the end zone to give the Stampeders a 25-24 win. He was the younger brother of Howie Schumm, a linebacker with the Eskimos (1959-1972) and Stampeders (1969). Herb Schumm died in Calgary of an undisclosed illness.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Montreal (4-0) 9 @ Toronto (2-2) 8
British Columbia (3-1) 21 @ Saskatchewan (2-2) 3
Edmonton (1-3) 34 @ Calgary (2-2) 33

Chris Woods caught 3 touchdown passes for the Eskimos as they edged the Stampeders at McMahon Stadium, and his last one, late in the game, gave the Eskimos their first pre-season win in two years.

20 years ago
1990


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Put 'em Under Pressure--The Republic of Ireland Football Squad (5th week at #1)

Abominations
Michel Legere, Mayor of Hull, Quebec, said that a visit from Queen Elizabeth II was not appropriate so soon after the collapse of the Meech Lake constitutional accord: "We don’t want her here, but it’s nothing personal. When the Queen visits, she represents Canada, and she represents the refusal of the distinct society."

Health
Canadian Health Minister Perrin Beatty announced a $112-million national AIDS strategy, to stop transmission, search for a cure, and treat sufferers. It also included a national registry, an AIDS secretariat, and education programs.

Scandal
The prosecution presented its key piece of evidence at the trial of Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry--a videotape apparently showing Mr. Barry smoking crack in a room at the Vista International Hotel in Washington. The defense contended that the tape supported the entrapment defense.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Hamilton (0-1) 19 @ Toronto (1-0) 60
Edmonton (0-1) 23 @ British Columbia (1-0) 24

10 years ago
2000


Died on this date
Nils Poppe, 92
. Swedish actor, director, and screenwriter. Mr. Poppe, born Nils Jönsson, appeared in plays, movies, and television programs in a career spanning more than 50 years. He was best known for his performance as Jof in the Ingmar Bergman film The Seventh Seal (1957). Mr. Poppe died afer a series of strokes.

Jane Birdwood, 87. Canadian-born U.K. activist. Baroness Birdwood, born Joan Graham in Winnipeg, moved with her parents to England at the age of 10. She was the second wife of Christopher Birdwood, 2nd Baron Birdwood. Baroness Birdwood opposed Communism and non-white immigration, and was associated with several right-wing groups from the 1950s to the 1990s. She was repeatedly convicted of distributing anti-Semitic literature for publishing her pamphlet The Longest Hatred An Examination of Anti-Gentilism (1991), and was regarded as the "largest individual distributor of racist and antisemitic material" in Britain. Baroness Birdwood ran unsuccessfully three times for the House of Commons.

Abominations
6-year-old Elian Gonzalez was returned to his father in Cuba after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear arguments by the boy’s Miami relatives that he had been denied a right to an asylum hearing. Elian had fled Fidel Castro’s island prison for Florida months earlier, but his mother had died on the way when their primitive craft capsized. A long legal battle involving Elian’s Florida relatives and the pro-Communist U.S. administration of President Bill Clinton ensued.

Baseball
Jeff Cirillo hit 3 home runs and a double, drove in 6 runs and scored 5 for the Colorado Rockies as they overcame a 7-run deficit to beat the San Francisco Giants 17-13 before 43,405 fans at Coors Field in Denver.

B.J. Surhoff batted 5 for 6 with 2 doubles and extended his hitting streak to 21 games for the Baltimore Orioles as they edged the Boston Red Sox 8-7 in 11 innings before 33,834 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. He doubled and scored the tying run in the 9th inning, and doubled and scored the winning run in the 11th.

Sunday, 27 June 2010

June 27, 2010

1,160 years ago
850


Born on this date
Ibrahim II
. Emir of Ifriqiya, 875-902. Ibrahim II succeeded his elder brother Muhammad II as Emir of the Aghlabid dynasty in the North African kingdom of Ifriqiya. He acquired a reputation as a bloodthirsty tyrant, and Caliph al-Mu'tadid forced him to abdicate in favour of his son Abdallah II. Following his abdication, Ibrahim II led a holy war against Christians, placing all of Sicily in Muslim hands. However, he died of dysentery on October 23, 902 at the age of 52.

660 years ago
1350


Born on this date
Manuel II
. Emperor of the Byzantine Empire, 1391-1425. Manuel II acceded to the throne upon the death of his father John V. Manuel II had to deal with attacks by Ottoman forces, although he was on friendly terms with Sultan Mehmed I. Emperor Manuel II died on July 21, 1425, 24 days after his 75th birthday, and was succeeded by his son John VIII.

460 years ago
1550


Born on this date
Charles IX
. King of France, 1560-1574. Charles IX, the third son of King Henri II and Catherine de' Medici, acceded to the throne upon the death of his elder brother François II. Under the influence of his mother, a fervent Roman Catholic, King Charles allowed the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre of the country's Huguenot leaders in 1572. King Charles IX died of tuberculosis on May 30, 1574, four weeks before his 24th birthday, and was succeeded by his younger brother Henri III.

250 years ago
1760


War
Cherokee warriors defeated British forces in the Battle of Echoee near present-day Otto, North Carolina during the Anglo-Cherokee War.

130 years ago
1880


Born on this date
Helen Keller
. U.S. authoress and activist. Miss Keller became deaf and blind from an illness at the age of 19 months, but under the tutelage of Annie Sullivan, learned to communicate and eventually to speak. She was a socialist who supported politically correct causes--an aspect of her life which is usually overlooked--and followed the religious teachings of mystic Emanuel Swedenborg. Miss Keller died on June 1, 1968, 26 days before her 88th birthday.

125 years ago
1885


Born on this date
Guilhermina Suggia
. Portuguese musician. Miss Suggia was a classical cellist who performed internationally for more than 30 years. She died of cancer on July 30, 1950 at the age of 85.

120 years ago
1890


Boxing
George Dixon (11-1-9) of Canada won the vacant world bantamweight title, knocking out Nunc Wallace (6-3) in the 19th round of a scheduled 30-round bout at New Pelican Club Gym in London.

90 years ago
1920


Died on this date
Adolphe-Basile Routhier, 81
. Canadian judge and songwriter. Sir Basile, a native of Saint-Benoît (now Saint-Placide), Lower Canada, sat on the Quebec Superior Court from 1873-1906, serving as Chief Justice from 1904-1906, while also serving on the Admiralty of the Exchequer Court of Canada from 1897-1906. Sir Basile wrote the original French lyrics for O Canada. He died in Saint-Irénée-les-Bains, Quebec, three days after the 40th anniversary of the first public performance of O Canada.

70 years ago
1940


On the radio



Literature
Mrs. Antonia Riasanovsky received the $10,000 Atlantic Novel Award for The Family.

War
General Charles de Gaulle announced that a French volunteer legion would be formed in Britain.

Diplomacy
German radio reports said that the German government had no interest in the Soviet demands on Romania.

Politics and government
King Farouk of Egypt asked Hassan Sabry Pasha to form a new cabinet.

Defense
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Donald Nelson to supervise all government purchases of war supplies and to coordinate U.S. and U.K. defense needs.

60 years ago
1950


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

On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Wisteria Cottage, starring Conrad Janis, Marjorie Gateson, and Joan Copeland

At the movies
Destination Moon, produced by George Pal, directed by Irving Pichel, and starring John Archer, Warner Anderson, Tom Powers, and Dick Wesson, opened in theatres.





Died on this date
Theophilus, 76
. U.S. clergyman. Metropolitan Theophilus was primate of the Russian Orthodox Church of North America.

Milada Horáková, 48. Czechoslovakian politician. Dr. Horáková was a social welfare worker and member of the Czechoslovakian Socialist Party who was active in the resistance against Nazi occupation during World War II, and was interned in concentration camps before being freed during Allied liberation in 1945. She represented the southern Bohemian constituency of České Budějovice from 1946-1948, resigning after the Communist takeover of the government. Dr. Horáková was arrested in 1949 and charged with treason and espionage, and after being tortured and convicted, was hanged at Pankrác Prison in Prague along with co-defendants Jan Buchal, Oldřich Pecl (46 or 47), and Záviš Kalandra. Dr. Horáková's trial was officially annulled in 1968, and she was officially rehabilitated in the 1990s.

Záviš Kalandra, 47. Czechoslovakian journalist. Mr. Kalandra was a historian, theatre critic and theorist of literature who joined the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia in 1923, but was later expelled because of his criticism of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. Mr. Kalandra was arrested by the Gestapo in 1939 and spent World War II in several concentration camps. After the war, he was labelled a Trotskyist and an enemy of Czechoslovakia's Communist regime. Mr. Kalandra was executed at Pankrác Prison in Prague. His sentence was overturned in 1968, and he was fully rehabilitated in 1990.

Oldřich Pecl, 46. Czechoslovakian political activist. Mr. Pecl was a lawyer and a high school classmate of Mr. Kalandra. He was active in anti-Communist resistance in the late 1940s, and was arrested in November 1949, and was accused of being part of Dr. Horáková's alleged plot against the Communist government. Mr. Pecl was convicted, his appeal was rejected, and he was hanged at Pankrác Prison in Prague. He was officially rehabilitated several decades later.

Jan Buchal, 37. Czechoslovakian political activist. Mr. Buchal became a driver with the Sbor národní bezpečnosti (National Security Corps) (SNB) in 1938, and joined the Czechoslovakian Socialist Party in 1946. He was forced to leave his job in 1947 under pressure from local Communists, and participated in anti-Communist resistance. Mr. Buchal was arrested in 1949, and was accused of being part of Dr. Horáková's alleged plot against the Communist government. His conviction was upheld by the Supreme Court on June 8, and he was executed at Pankrác Prison in Prague, four weeks after his 37th birthday. Mr. Buchal was officially rehabilitated in 1989.

War
U.S. President Harry Truman announced that he had ordered the United States Air Force and Navy, under General Douglas MacArthur, to support South Korean troops in resisting the invasion of North Korean troops. President Truman also ordered the U.S. 7th Fleet to protect Taiwan from Communist invasion, on condition that the Nationalist government refrain from offensive operations against the Chinese mainland. The United Nations Security Council, acting despite a Soviet boycott, invoked military sanctions for the first time in its history when it asked UN members to help repel North Korean invaders. The U.S.S.R. and North Korea repudiated the Security Council resolution of June 25, declaring that it "has no force" because major Communist powers had not attended the session. U.S. President Truman instructed U.S. Ambassador to the U.S.S.R. Grayson Kirk to ask the Soviet government to use its good offices to end the Korean War.

Abominations
South Korean President Syngman Rhee ordered the execution of people related to either the Bodo League or the South Korean Workers Party.

Diplomacy
The U.K. House of Commons rejected the idea of the Schuman Plan as a step toward the creation of a European community when the Labour Party government of Prime Minister Clement Attlee won two votes of non-confidence over its decision to boycott the Paris talks. Winston Churchill led the Conservative opposition in denouncing the decision.

Economics and finance
The U.S. National Security Resources Board disclosed that a bill giving President Truman power to freeze prices, wages, manpower, and materials in a sudden war crisis could be rushed to Congress if necessary.

Golf
Chandler Harper defeated Henry Williams, Jr. 4 & 3 to win the PGA Championship at Scioto Country Club in Upper Arlington, Ohio. First prize money was $3,500.

50 years ago
1960

Hit parade

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Tom Pillibi--Jacqueline Boyer (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in France (IFOP): Mustapha--Bob Azzam (14th week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 Everybody's Somebody's Fool--Connie Francis
2 Cathy's Clown--The Everly Brothers
3 Alley-Oop--The Hollywood Argyles
4 Burning Bridges--Jack Scott
5 Because They're Young--Duane Eddy and the Rebels
6 I'm Sorry--Brenda Lee
7 A Rockin' Good Way (To Mess Around and Fall in Love)--Dinah Washington & Brook Benton
8 Paper Roses--Anita Bryant
9 Good Timin'--Jimmy Jones
10 Swingin' School--Bobby Rydell

Singles entering the chart were Josephine by Bill Black's Combo (#71); Question by Lloyd Price and his Orchestra (#85); You've Got the Power by James Brown and the Famous Flames (#86); There's a Star Spangled Banner Waving #2 The Ballad of Francis Powers by Red River Dave (#89); Sticks and Stones by Ray Charles and his Orchestra (#92); Don't Come Knockin' by Fats Domino (#96); You were Born to Be Loved by Billy Bland (#97); and I've Been Loved Before by Shirley and Lee (#98).

Vancouver's Top 10 (CKWX)
1 Alley-Oop--The Hollywood Argyles (2nd week at #1)
--Dante and the Evergreens
2 I'm Sorry/That's All You Gotta Do--Brenda Lee
3 Mule Skinner Blues--The Fendermen
4 Only the Lonely (Know How I Feel)--Roy Orbison
5 Everybody's Somebody's Fool/Jealous of You (Tango Della Gelosia)--Connie Francis
6 Because They're Young--Duane Eddy and the Rebels
7 My Old Man's a Dustman--Lonnie Donegan
8 My Home Town/Something Happened--Paul Anka
9 Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini--Brian Hyland
10 Paper Roses--Anita Bryant

Singles entering the chart were Josephine by Bill Black's Combo (#44); I'm Getting Better by Jim Reeves (#47); Feel So Fine by Johnny Preston (#50); Walking to New Orleans/Don't Come Knockin' by Fats Domino (#59); and Question by Lloyd Price and his Orchestra (#60).

Politics and government
Louis Robichaud led the Liberals to victory over the incumbent Conservative government of Premier Hugh John Flemming in the New Brunswick provincial election. The Liberals took 31 of 52 seats in the Legislative Assembly; their total was an increase of 16 from the most recent election in 1956. The Conservatives won the remaining 21 seats, a decline of 16.

40 years ago
1970


Hit parade
#1 single in Rhodesia (Lyons Maid): Travelin' Band--Creedence Clearwater Revival

#1 single in France: L'Amérique--Joe Dassin (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): It's Five O'Clock--Aphrodite's Child (5th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): El Condor Pasa (If I Could)--Simon & Garfunkel

#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): In the Summertime--Mungo Jerry (3rd week at #1)

Australia's Top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Spirit in the Sky--Norman Greenbaum (4th week at #1)
2 Tennessee Bird Walk--Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan
3 Knock Knock Who's There--Mary Hopkin
4 Everything is Beautiful--Ray Stevens
5 Cottonfields--The Beach Boys
6 Airport Love Theme--Vincent Bell
7 Boom-Sha-La-La-Lo--Hans Poulsen
8 Let it Be--The Beatles
9 Knock Knock Who's There--Mary Hopkin
10 Cecilia--Simon & Garfunkel

Singles entering the chart were Up Around the Bend/Run Through the Jungle by Creedence Clearwater Revival (#27); Puppet Man by the 5th Dimension (#32); Woodstock by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (#34); The Wonder of You by Elvis Presley (#39); and My Baby Loves Lovin' by White Plains (#40).

Netherlands Top 10 (De Nederlandse Top 40)
1 Never Marry a Railroad Man--Shocking Blue
2 Question--Moody Blues
3 Kitsch--Barry Ryan
4 Yellow River--Christie
5 In the Summertime--Mungo Jerry
6 Up Around the Bend--Creedence Clearwater Revival
7 Real Cool World--The Greatest Show on Earth
8 The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)--Fleetwood Mac
9 American Woman--The Guess Who
10 I Don't Believe in If Anymore--Roger Whittaker

Singles entering the chart were Magical Mystery Morning by the Cats (#17); Free the People by Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (#26); Oh Had Ik Het Maar Geweten by Anja (#34); He Didn't Wanna Go Home by De Bintangs (#35); Go Back by Crabby Appleton (#36); and Which Way You Goin' Billy? by the Poppy Family (#38).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 The Love You Save/I Found That Girl--The Jackson 5
2 Mama Told Me (Not to Come)--Three Dog Night
3 Ball of Confusion (That's What the World is Today)--The Temptations
4 The Long and Winding Road/For You Blue--The Beatles
5 Hitchin' a Ride--Vanity Fare
6 Ride Captain Ride--Blues Image
7 Get Ready--Rare Earth
8 Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)--Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers
9 The Wonder of You--Elvis Presley
10 Which Way You Goin' Billy?--The Poppy Family

Singles entering the chart were Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours by Stevie Wonder (#49); Ohio by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (#58); Overture from Tommy (A Rock Opera) by the Assembled Multitude (#82); One Day of Your Life by Andy Williams (#83); The Witch by the Rattles (#91); Big Yellow Taxi by the Neighborhood (#92); Your Own Back Yard by Dion (#94); I'll Be Right Here by Tyrone Davis (#95); You've Been My Inspiration by the Main Ingredient (#97); Let's Make Each Other Happy by the Illusion (#98); Humphrey the Camel by Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan (#99); and Eve of Destruction by the Turtles (#100).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 The Love You Save--The Jackson 5
2 Get Ready--Rare Earth
3 The Long and Winding Road--The Beatles
4 Hitchin' a Ride--Vanity Fare
5 Mama Told Me (Not to Come)--Three Dog Night
6 Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)--Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers
7 Which Way You Goin' Billy?--The Poppy Family
8 Ride Captain Ride--Blues Image
9 Ball of Confusion (That's What the World is Today)--The Temptations
10 My Baby Loves Lovin'--White Plains

Singles entering the chart were Sunshine by the Archies (#73); My Marie by Engelbert Humperdinck (#76); Superman by the Ides of March (#80); Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) by Mary Hopkin (#81); Give a Woman Love by Bobbi Martin (#82); Destiny by Jose Feliciano (#83); Humphrey the Camel by Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan (#89); The Sly, the Slick, and the Wicked by the Lost Generation (#92); Hello Darlin' by Conway Twitty (#93); You've Been My Inspiration by the Main Ingredient (#96); Drivin' Home by Jerry Smith (#98); This Bitter Earth by the Satisfactions (#99); Groovy Situation by Gene Chandler (#100); and If My Heart Could Speak by the Manhattans (also #100).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Record World)
1 The Love You Save--The Jackson 5
2 The Long and Winding Road/For You Blue--The Beatles
3 Mama Told Me (Not to Come)--Three Dog Night
4 Hitchin' a Ride--Vanity Fare
5 The Wonder of You--Elvis Presley
6 Which Way You Goin' Billy?--The Poppy Family
7 Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)--Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers
8 Ride Captain Ride--Blues Image
9 Get Ready--Rare Earth
10 Ball of Confusion (That's What the World is Today)--The Temptations

Singles entering the chart were Ohio by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (#67); Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours by Stevie Wonder (#68); I'll Be Right Here by Tyrone Davis (#70); Sunshine by the Archies (#72); I'll Be There by Eddie Holman (#78); Hand Clapping Song by the Meters (#80); Dear Ann by George Baker Selection (#85); When We Get Married by the Intruders (#86); Hello Darlin' by Conway Twitty (#91); Roll Away the Stone by Leon Russell (#96); Drivin' Home by Jerry Smith (#97); Cinnamon Girl by Neil Young with Crazy Horse (#98); I.O.I.O. by the Bee Gees (#99); and Melanie Makes Me Smile by Tony Burrows (#100).

Canada's Top 10 (RPM)
1 The Long and Winding Road--The Beatles (2nd week at #1)
2 Get Ready--Rare Earth
3 Hitchin' a Ride--Vanity Fare
4 Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)--Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers
5 A Song of Joy (Himno a la Alegria)--Miguel Rios
6 My Baby Loves Lovin'--White Plains
7 The Letter--Joe Cocker with Leon Russell and the Shelter People
8 Ride Captain Ride--Blues Image
9 Question--The Moody Blues
10 The Wonder of You--Elvis Presley

Singles entering the chart were O-o-h Child by the Five Stairsteps (#51); So Much Love by Faith, Hope and Charity (#62); Save the Country by the 5th Dimension (#69); I Just Can't Help Believing by B.J. Thomas (#71); Sweet Feeling by Candi Staton (#85); Tighter, Tighter by Alive and Kicking (#87); Ain't That Loving You (For More Reasons than One) by Luther Ingram (#88); Who's Gonna Take the Blame by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles (#91); And My Heart Sang by Brenda and the Tabulations (#92); The End of Our Road by Marvin Gaye (#93); Ohio by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (#94); Pearl by Tommy Roe (#95); Hand Clapping Song by the Meters (#96); I Want to Take You Higher by Ike & Tina Turner and the Ikettes (#97); A Little Bit of Soap by Paul Dais (#98); Cinnamon Girl by Neil Young with Crazy Horse (#99); and Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours by Stevie Wonder (#100).

Calgary's Top 10 (Glenn's Music)
1 The Long and Winding Road--The Beatles (3rd week at #1)
2 Gimme Dat Ding--The Pipkins
3 Everything is Beautiful--Ray Stevens
4 Up Around the Bend--Creedence Clearwater Revival
5 Little Green Bag--George Baker Selection
6 Mr. Pride--The Pepper Tree
7 I'm Gonna Capture You--Terry Jacks
8 A Song of Joy (Himno a la Alegria)--Miguel Rios
9 Indiana Wants Me--R. Dean Taylor
10 Mississippi--John Phillips
Pick hit of the week: Teach Your Children--Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

R. Dean Taylor was a Canadian who had written songs for the Motown corporation. Indiana Wants Me was his first hit as an artist.

Music
The Festival Express, a rock festival featuring performers such as Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, The Band, and the Great Speckled Bird, opened for the first of two days at CNE Stadium in Toronto before moving on to Winnipeg and Calgary. The festival was the subject of the documentary film Festival Express (2004).

War
With scattered fighting taking place as American forces were leaving Cambodia, U.S. casualties for this week in the Vietnam War numbered 104 dead--including 34 in Cambodia--and 802 wounded.

Politics and government
King Hussein of Jordan named Foreign Minister Abdel Monheim Rifai, who had conducted most of the recent truce talks with Palestinian guerrillas, as Premier, succeeding Bahjat al-Talhouni, who had resigned the previous day.

Protest
It was reported that the names of thousands of law-abiding Americans termed "persons of interest" were being fed into several large U.S. government computers for use by law enforcement agents. The U.S. Justice Department, the Secret Service, and the Army were among the organizations that maintained computer files on possible "malcontents," "radicals," and "moderates."

Rioting between Roman Catholics and Protestants continued in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, the day after Member of Parliament Bernadette Devlin had begun serving a six-month prison sentence for her role in the Bogside riots of 1969.

30 years ago
1980


At the movies
Airplane!, directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker, and starring Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty, opened in theatres in Toronto and Buffalo.



Defense
U.S. President Jimmy Carter signed a funding bill for a peacetime draft registration, six months after he had said, in the wake of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, that a revival of the registration would demonstrate a resolve to resist aggression. The U.S. had suspended draft registration in 1975, and actual conscription in 1973.

Disasters
Itavia Flight 870, a McDonnell Douglas DC-9 jetliner, crashed in the Tyrrhenian Sea while en route from Bologna to Palermo, Italy, killing all 81 people on board.

Baseball
Jerry Reuss (9-1) pitched a no-hitter for the Los Angeles Dodgers as they shut out the San Francisco Giants 8-0 before 20,285 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.



The California Angels scored 2 runs in the 8th inning and 2 in the 9th as they overcame a 5-2 deficit to defeat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 before 27,389 fans at Anaheim Stadium. Gorman Thomas and Ben Oglivie each hit a pair of solo home runs for Milwaukee.

25 years ago
1985


Hit parade
Canada's Top 30
1 A View to a Kill--Duran Duran
2 Angel--Madonna
3 Would I Lie to You?--Eurythmics
4 Raspberry Beret--Prince and the Revolution
5 Black Cars--Gino Vannelli
6 Everybody Wants to Rule the World--Tears for Fears
7 Sussudio--Phil Collins
8 The Search is Over--Survivor
9 If You Love Somebody Set Them Free--Sting
10 The Goonies 'R Good Enough--Cyndi Lauper
11 Never Surrender--Corey Hart
12 Strange Animal--Gowan
13 In My House--Mary Jane Girls
14 Axel F--Harold Faltermeyer
15 Tough All Over--John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band
16 Into the Groove--Madonna
17 Crazy in the Night--Kim Carnes
18 Everytime You Go Away--Paul Young
19 Walk of Life--Dire Straits
20 Things Can Only Get Better--Howard Jones
21 Walking on Sunshine--Katrina and the Waves
22 Sentimental Street--Night Ranger
23 Voices Carry--'Til Tuesday
24 Glory Days--Bruce Springsteen
25 Smuggler's Blues--Glenn Frey
26 Cannonball--Supertramp
27 The Power of Love--Huey Lewis and the News
28 Go to Pieces--Paul Janz
29 Getcha Back--The Beach Boys
30 Possession Obsession--Daryl Hall and John Oates

Americana
Route 66, running from Chicago to Santa Monica, California, was decertified, a victim of the Interstate Highway System. This blogger has travelled along a short stretch of Route 66, in Missouri.

20 years ago
1990


Space
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration reported that an improper curvature in one or both mirrors in the $1.5-billion Hubble Space Telescope was preventing rays of light from meeting at a sharp focus at the cameras. The defect appeared to preclude any search for black holes and quasars, and might also jeopardize a calculation of the size of the universe. A camera could be sent up in three years to correct for the flaw, but the mirrors, which had not been tested together on the ground for reasons of cost, could not be replaced, NASA said.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that leading economic indicators had risen 0.8% in May.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Winnipeg (1-1) 10 @ Calgary (1-0) 29

10 years ago
2000


Died on this date
Pierre Pflimlin, 93
. Prime Minister of France, 1958. President of the European Parliament, 1984-1987. Mr. Pflimlin, a member of the Christian democratic Popular Republican Movement (MRP) from 1944-1966, held various cabinet posts in the Fourth Republic, including Minister of Agriculture (1947–1949, 1950–1951) and Minister of Economy and Finance (1955–1956, 1957–1958). He took office as Prime Minister on May 14, 1958, but was unable to obtain support, and resigned on June 1, 1958 in favour of Charles de Gaulle. Mr. Pflimlin held other cabinet posts, and was Mayor of Strasbourg (1959-1983) and President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (1963-1966) before serving as President of the European Parliament.

Politics and government
The Parliament of Syria approved Bashar al-Assad, son of recently-deceased President Hafez al-Assad, as the sole candidate for President to be voted upon in a referendum in July.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Hamilton (0-1-1) 33 @ Montreal (1-0-1) 43
Toronto (0-1-1) 13 @ Winnipeg (1-0-1) 59
Edmonton (1-1) 38 @ Saskatchewan (0-2) 23 (Overtime demonstration: Edmonton 1 Saskatchewan 0)
Calgary (2-0) 32 @ British Columbia (1-1) 20