Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Berenice Jimenez!
475 years ago
Pope Paul III approved the charter for the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), founded by St. Ignatius Loyola.
425 years ago
Died on this date
Urban VII, 69. Roman Catholic Pope, 1590. Urban VII, born Giovanni Battista Castagna, died of malaria just 12 days after succeeding Sixtus V, making Urban VII's the shortest papacy in history.
125 years ago
Born on this date
Frank Gibson. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Gibson was a catcher with the Detroit Tigers (1913) and Boston Braves (1921-1927), batting .274 with 8 home runs and 146 runs batted in in 471 games. He played at least 1,169 games in at least 14 seasons in the minor leagues (1911-1920, 1928-1931). Mr. Gibson died on April 27, 1961 at the age of 70.
110 years ago
Bill Dinneen pitched a no-hitter as the Boston Americans blanked the Chicago White Sox 2-0 in the first game of a doubleheader at Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds in Boston. The White Sox won the second game 15-1.
The St. Louis Browns defeated the New York Highlanders 7-2 at Highland Park in New York. Joe McCarthy made his major league debut behind the plate for new York, batting 0 for 2. Phil Cooney played third base for the Highlanders, batting 0 for 3 in his only major league game.
80 years ago
The Chicago Cubs clinched the National League pennant and extended their winning streak to 21 games with a doubleheader sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals before 9,000 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. Bill Lee earned his 20th win of the season and Fred Lindstrom had 4 hits as the Cubs defeated Dizzy Dean 6-2 in the opener; Roy Henshaw was the winning pitcher in the second game as the Cubs won 5-3 for their 100th win of the season in a game that was played in 1 hour 36 minutes.
75 years ago
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Died on this date
Julius Wagner-Jauregg, 83. Austrian physician and neuroscientist. Dr. Wagner-Jauregg was awarded the 1927 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology "for his discovery of the therapeutic value of malaria inoculation in the treatment of dementia paralytica." He supported eugenics and the Nazi Party in his later years, which diminished his reputation.
Walter Benjamin, 48. German philosopher. Mr. Benjamin was a Jewish Marxist who escaped to Spain, but committed suicide with an overdose of morphine tablets when he feared he would be returned to Nazi custody.
The Tripartite Pact was signed in Berlin by Germany, Japan and Italy.
30-year-old rookie Floyd Giebell outduelled Bob Feller for his last major league win as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Cleveland Indians 2-0 before 45,553 fans at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland to clinch the American League pennant. Mr. Feller gave up just 3 hits, including a wind-blown 2-run home run to Rudy York down the left field line.
Former New York Yankee farmhand Johnny Babich pitched the Philadelphia Athletics to a 6-2 win over the Yankees before 5,000 fans at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, ending the Yankees’ reign as World Series and American League champions after four straight years. Backup Yankee catcher Art Jorgens, who had been on the team’s roster all season, ended the year--his 12th and last in the major leagues, all with the Yankees--without appearing in a single game.
The Boston Red Sox scored 10 runs in the 4th inning and 7 runs in the 8th to whip the Washington Nationals 24-4 before 2,200 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Fritz Ostermueller pitched an 11-hit complete game victory and batted 2 for 4 with 4 runs and a run batted in. Losing pitcher Rene Monteagudo allowed 7 hits and 6 runs--all earned in 3 innings; he was relieved by Lou Thuman, who faced 6 batters, allowing 2 hits, 3 bases on balls, and 6 runs--5 earned--without retiring a batter in his fifth and last mjaor league game.
Hugh "Losing Pitcher" Mulcahy ended his personal 12-game losing streak and his team’s 12-game losing streak as the Philadelphia Phillies blanked the New York Giants 6-0 before 1,128 fans at the Polo Grounds in New York in a game that was played in 1 hour 26 minutes. Mr. Mulcahy pitched a 4-hitter to finish with a 1940 record of 13-22, while Carl Hubbell allowed 11 hits and 6 runs--5 earned--in 8 innings to take the loss and finish the season with a record of 11-12.
50 years ago
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Borracho--Los Brincos (4th week at #1)
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction--The Rolling Stones (3rd week at #1)
Canada's Top 10 (RPM)
1 Ride Away--Roy Orbison
2 Action--Freddy Cannon
3 Hey Ho What You Do to Me--Chad Allan and the Expressions (Guess Who?)
4 Heart Full of Soul--The Yardbirds
5 I Live for the Sun--The Sunrays
6 The "In" Crowd--The Ramsey Lewis Trio
7 Baby Don't Go--Sonny and Cher
8 With These Hands--Tom Jones
9 Do You Believe in Magic?--Lovin' Spoonful
10 Laugh at Me--Sonny
Singles entering the chart were Kansas City Star by Roger Miller (#22); A Lover's Concerto by the Toys (#23); What Color (Is a Man) by Bobby Vinton (#32); Ain't it True by Andy Williams (#33); My Town, My Guy and Me by Lesley Gore (#34); The Universal Soldier, with versions by Donovan; and Glen Campbell (#35); Just a Little Bit Better by Herman's Hermits (#36); The Dawn of Correction by the Spokesmen (#37); Steppin' Out by Paul Revere and the Raiders (#38); Two Different Worlds by Lenny Welch (#39); and There But for Fortune by Joan Baez (#40).
Died on this date
Clara Bow, 60. U.S. actress. Miss Bow was a popular star in movies in the late 1920s, and became known as the "It Girl" after her starring role in It (1927). Her other movies included Down to the Sea in Ships (1922); Dancing Mothers (1926); Mantrap (1926); and Wings (1927). Miss Bow suffered from mental problems in later years and died of a heart attack.
The Beach Boys finished recording the album Beach Boys' Party! at Western Recording Studios in Hollywood, California.
British Columbia (5-4-1) 26 @ Saskatchewan (5-5-1) 14
Peter Kempf caught 8 passes and scored 13 points, while Joe Kapp completed 21 of 30 passes for 280 yards as the Lions defeated the Roughriders before 12,587 fans at Taylor Field in Regina.
40 years ago
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Sabato pomeriggio--Claudio Baglioni (6th week at #1)
#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): Sailing--Rod Stewart (4th week at #1)
#1 single in the U.K.: Sailing--Rod Stewart (4th week at #1)
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I'm Sorry--John Denver
U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Fame--David Bowie
2 Run Joey Run--David Geddes
3 I'm Sorry--John Denver
4 At Seventeen--Janis Ian
5 Rhinestone Cowboy--Glen Campbell
6 Wasted Days and Wasted Nights--Freddy Fender
7 Mr. Jaws--Dickie Goodman
8 Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady--Helen Reddy
9 Dance with Me--Orleans
10 Bad Blood--Neil Sedaka
Singles entering the chart were Mr. D.J. (5 for the D.J.) by Aretha Franklin (#76); Heat Wave by Linda Ronstadt (#77); So in Love by Curtis Mayfield (#84); Midnight Show by Bobby Vinton (#86); The Other Woman by Vicki Lawrence (#89); Are You Sure Hank Done it this Way by Waylon Jennings (#92); Manhattan Spiritual by Mike Post (#93); Diamonds and Rust by Joan Baez (#95); Leftovers by Millie Jackson (#96); The Millionaire by Dr. Hook (#97); Everything's the Same (Ain’t Nothing Changed) by Billy Swan (#99); and Salsoul Hustle by Salsoul Orchestra (#100).
Canada's Top 10 (RPM)
1 Get Down Tonight--K.C. and the Sunshine Band
2 Rhinestone Cowboy--Glen Campbell
3 Ballroom Blitz--Sweet
4 Could it Be Magic--Barry Manilow
5 Feel Like Makin' Love--Bad Company
6 At Seventeen--Janis Ian
7 Third Rate Romance--Amazing Rhythm Aces
8 Fallin' in Love--Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds
9 Wasted Days and Wasted Nights--Freddy Fender
10 (I Believe) There's Nothing Stronger than Our Love--Paul Anka with Odia Coates
Singles entering the chart were Do it Any Way You Wanna by People's Choice (#81); Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain by Willie Nelson (#82); There Goes Another Love Song by the Outlaws (#84); Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen (#86); Something Better to Do by Olivia Newton-John (#88); Low Rider by War (#90); I Got Stoned and I Missed It by Jim Stafford (#91); You by George Harrison (#92); The Way I Want to Touch You by Captain & Tennille (#93); Just Too Many People by Melissa Manchester (#95); Help Me Make It (To My Rockin' Chair) by B.J. Thomas (#96); Keep Your Eyes on the Sparrow by Merry Clayton (#97); I Get High on You by Sly Stone (#98); Dreaming a Dream by Crown Heights (#99); and Love is a Rose by Linda Ronstadt (#100).
Winnipeg's Top 30 (CFRW)
1 Ballroom Blitz--Sweet
2 Rhinestone Cowboy--Glen Campbell
3 Wasted Days and Wasted Nights--Freddy Fender
4 New Orleans--Stampeders
5 Midnight Blue--Melissa Manchester
6 Third Rate Romance--Amazing Rhythm Aces
7 How Sweet it Is (To Be Loved by You)--James Taylor
8 Quick Change Artist--Bachman-Turner Overdrive
9 Jive Talkin'--The Bee Gees
10 What the Hell I Got--Pagliaro
11 I'm Sorry--John Denver
12 Dance with Me--Orleans
13 Baby Wontcha Please Come Home--Trooper
14 Wild Little Story--Moonquake
15 Fallin' in Love--Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds
16 Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady--Charity Brown
17 Why Can't We Be Friends?--War
18 One of These Nights--The Eagles
19 (I Believe) There's Nothing Stronger than Our Love--Paul Anka with Odia Coates
20 Rocky--Austin Roberts
21 Bad Blood--Neil Sedaka
22 At Seventeen--Janis Ian
23 Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady--Helen Reddy
24 Hold Me, Touch Me--Octavian
25 Who Loves You--The Four Seasons
26 Holly--Terry Jacks
27 The Hustle--Van McCoy & the Soul City Symphony
28 King of the Cops--Kristine
29 Rosanne--The Guess Who
30 Help Me Rhonda--Johnny Rivers
Died on this date
J.T. Lang, 98. Australian politician. Mr. Lang, a member of the Labour Party, was Premier of New South Wales from 1925-1927 and 1930-1932. His methods of combatting the Depression in 1932 led to his dismissal by New South Wales Governor Sir Philip Game.
Mark Frechette, 27. U.S. actor. Mr. Frechette was best known as the star of Zabriskie Point (1970), one of the worst movies of its time. He later participated in a bank robbery in Boston, and was serving his sentence at Norfolk State Prison in Norfolk, Massachusetts when he was found dead in his cell with a 150-pound barbell across his throat; foul play was not suspected.
Spanish authorities executed five members of the Basque separatist movement who had been convicted of killing police officers. The executions--the last use of capital punishment in Spain--led to widespread street protests throughout Europe and the withdrawal of numerous ambassadors.
The Organization of Petroluem Exporting Countries increased oil prices by 10%, which would cost the world about $10 billion per year.
Toronto (3-8) 9 @ Ottawa (7-4) 13
Rod Woodward, normally a defensive back but also the holder on placekicks, rushed 3 yards on a fake field goal attempt for the Rough Riders' only touchdown as they defeated the Argonauts in a dull game on a sunny Saturday afternoon.at Lansdowne Park. Gerry Organ appeared to be lining up for a 10-yard field goal attempt in the 2nd quarter, but Mr. Woodward took off with the ball himself. Mr. Organ, who had kicked a 12-yard FG in the 1st quarter, converted to give Ottawa a 10-1 lead. The Argonauts failed to score an offensive touchdown, but the Toronto defence made 4 interceptions against Ottawa quarterbacks Tom Clements and Condredge Holloway, and Larry Uteck returned one of the interceptions 45 yards for a touchdown early in the 3rd quarter. Ottawa's Art Green rushed 26 times for 96 yards and caught 2 passes for 35 yards. Mr. Holloway rushed 4 times for 64 yards. Ottawa tight end Tony Gabriel caught 2 passes for 73 yards. Dickie Morton led the Argonauts with 7 carries for 40 yards, and caught 2 passes for 27 yards. Al Bloomingdale, playing his first game as an Argonaut after recently playing 2 games with the Rough Riders, rushed 8 times for 27 yards. Toronto defensive tackle Jim Stillwagon played his first game of the season; he had suffered a knee injury while participating in the pre-season "All-Pro Countdown" feature that appeared at halftime of CFL telecasts on CTV.
Birmingham (6-3) 18 @ Jacksonville (5-3) 26
Southern California (5-4) 24 @ Charlotte (4-4) 17
Memphis (6-2) 17 @ San Antonio (7-3) 25
Larry Biittner tripled home Jerry White and Pete Mackanin with 1 out in the top of the 11th inning to give the Montreal Expos a 5-3 win over the Chicago Cubs before 7,580 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Dave Cash batted 4 for 5 with a double, run, and 2 runs batted in as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 8-1 before 27,615 fans at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia. Steve Carlton pitched a 1-hitter, allowing only a run-scoring double by Felix Millan in the 6th inning, to get the win. Randy Tate started on the mound for New York ans allowed 1 hit, 6 bases on balls, and 3 runs--all earned--in 1 1/3 innings in his 26th and last major league game. George Stone pitched the 6th and 7th innings for New York, allowing 5 hits and 3 runs--all earned-- in the 209th and last game of his 9-year major league career.
Johnny Bench and Joe Morgan each hit home runs as the Cincinnati Reds withstood a 5-run 9th-inning rally to defeat the Atlanta Braves 7-6 before 27,105 fans at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati. The Braves loaded the bases with 2 out in the 9th, but Marty Perez, who had walked and scored earlier in the inning, was retired on a ground out to end the game.
Gary Matthews batted 2 for 4 with a double, home run, 2 runs, and 2 runs batted in as the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 4-1 before 27,655 fans at San Diego Stadium. Rob Dressler pitched a 7-hit complete game for his first major league win, while San Diego starter Joe McIntosh allowed 5 hits and 4 earned runs in 7 innings to drop to 8-15 for the season in the 48th and last game of his 2-year major league career.
Boog Powell led off the 8th inning with a home run off Rick Wise and pinch hitter Charlie Spikes followed with a home run off relief pitcher Bill Lee as the Cleveland Indians beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2 before 22,072 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Rick Waits pitched a 6-hit complete game to win the pitchers' duel over Mr. Wise, who allowed 9 hits and 4 runs--3 earned--in 7+ innings in an unsuccessful attempt to get his 20th win of the season, finishing at 19-12. Boston first baseman Deron Johnson hit a 2-run homer in the 4th inning for his 245th and last major league home run, and his only homer in a Boston uniform.
The New York Yankees swept a doubleheader from the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 in 10 innings and 7-3 before 11,654 fans at Shea Stadium in New York. Dyar Miller walked Rick Dempsey with the bases loaded and none out in the bottom of the 10th inning to drive home Chris Chambliss with the winning run in the first game. Catfish Hunter pitched a complete game, allowing 6 hits and 2 earned runs to finish the season with a record of 23-14. Mike Torrez, who put the first 2 batters of the 10th inning on base, was charged with the loss, finishing the season with a record of 20-9. The Yankees scored 4 runs in the 7th inning and 2 in the 8th to win the second game as George Medich pitched an 8-hit complete game to win the pitchers' duel over Mike Cuellar. Jim Northrup came to bat as a pinch hitter for the Orioles in the 6th inning and singled in 2 runs in the 1,392nd and last game of his 12-year major league career.
Brian Downing scored the only run of the game on an inning-ending double play in the top of the 8th inning as the Chicago White Sox edged the Minnesota Twins 1-0 before 4,463 fans at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington. Mr. Downing singled to lead off the inning, advanced to second base when Pat Kelly drew a base on balls, and took third base on an outfield fly by Nyls Nyman. Jerry Hairston then hit a sacrifice fly to right field, scoring Mr. Downing. Mr. Kelly was doubled off first base to end the inning, but the run scored before the third out was made. Claude Osteen, in the 588th and last game of his 18-year major league career, started on the mound for Chicago and allowed 5 hits in 4+ innings before being relieved by Goose Gossage, who allowed 2 hits in 5 innings to get the win. Bert Blyleven pitched a 6-hit complete game in taking the loss and finishing the season with a record of 15-10.
Roy Smalley doubled home 2 runs and Jeff Burroughs drove in 2 runs with a pair of sacrifice flies as the Texs Rangers edged the Kansas City Royals 5-4 before 18,003 fans at Arlington Stadium. Gaylord Perry pitched a 9-hit complete game, striking out 10, to win the pitchers' duel over Al Fitzmorris. Lindy McDaniel pitched the last 2 1/3 innings for Kansas City, allowing 1 hit and no runs in the 988th and last game of his 21-year major league career.
30 years ago
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena--Sandra (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena--Sandra (6th week at #1)
Died on this date
Lloyd Nolan, 83. U.S. actor. Mr. Nolan appeared in movies such as The House on 92nd Street (1945); Peyton Place (1957); and Hannah and Her Sisters (1986). He starred as Michael Shayne in several movies and a radio series in the early 1940s, and co-starred in the television comedy series Julia (1968-1971).
Winnipeg (9-3) 24 @ Toronto (4-7) 27
Toronto quarterback Ricky Turner rushed 14 times for 119 yards and a touchdown and completed 10 of 20 passes for 163 yards. The Argonauts scored all their touchdowns in the last 7 minutes of the second quarter: a 1-yard rush by backup quarterback Danny Barrett; a 2-yard rush by Kevin Lowe, a running back in his first CFL game; and Mr. Turner’s 3-yard run. Lance Chomyc added 3 converts and field goals of 27 and 22 yards. Willard Reaves led the Blue Bombers with 23 carries for 147 yards and a 3-yard touchdown rush early in the 2nd quarter. The only other Winnipeg touchdown came with 1:32 remaining in the game on a 47-yard pass from John Hufnagel to Joe Poplawski. Trevor Kennerd kicked 2 converts, 3 field goals, and 3 singles on wide field goal attempts, while Bob Cameron punted for a 71-yard single. Tom Clements started at quarterback for the Blue Bombers and completed 23 of 37 passes for 353 yards, but also threw 3 interceptions. Mr. Hufnagel was 5 for 7 for 93 yards. 28,052 were in attendance at Exhibition Stadium.
25 years ago
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): I Useta Lover--The Saw Doctors (2nd week at #1)
The Dalai Lama arrived in Canada for a four-day visit.
Politics and government
Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney resorted to a never-used-before section of the Constitution Act to appoint eight additional Senators to increase the upper house’s membership to 112 and give the Progressive Conservatives a majority of its members in order to ensure passage of the Goods and Services Tax.
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Supreme Court nomination of David H. Souter.
Economics and finance
Canadian Minister of State for Finance Gilles Loiselle revised the Trust and Loan Companies Act, letting banks own insurance and trust companies, with no shareholder holding over 10%.
Canada Packers (60%) and John Labatt (40%) merged into Maple Leaf-Ogilvie, operating Country Style Doughnuts and Buns Master franchises.
20 years ago
#1 single in Denmark (Nielsen Music Control & IFPI): Dub-I-Dub--Me & My (10th week at #1)
10 years ago
At the movies
The Karate Guard, the 163rd and last Tom and Jerry short cartoon, opened in theatres in Los Angeles.
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