Friday, 10 May 2019

May 10, 2019

720 years ago

Died on this date
Kyawswa, 38
. King of Burma, 1289-1297. Kyawswa, the son of King Narathihapate, was one of several "kings" who emerged after the collapse of the Pagan Empire in 1287, and his rule was largely limited to the vicinity of the city of Pagan. He was deposed by a coup of three brothers who were viceroys in 1297, and he and his son and heir Theingapati were murdered by the brothers.

175 years ago

After years of petitions, the capital of Canada was moved from Kingston to Montreal.

170 years ago

A riot broke out at the Astor Opera House in Manhattan, New York City, beginning with a dispute between actors Edwin Forrest and William Charles Macready. 22-31 rioters were killed and at least 120 injured.

150 years ago


The United States’ first transcontinental railroad was completed when Central Pacific and Union Pacific officials drove a golden spike at Promontory Summit, Utah.

140 years ago

Buffalo Bisons' pitcher Jim Galvin twisted his ankle in the 3rd inning, and the Providence Grays jumped on reliever Bill McGunnigle for 13 runs, including 9 in the 8th inning, to win 16-10 at Riverside Park in Buffalo.

130 years ago

Born on this date
Mae Murray
. U.S. actress. Miss Murray, born Marie Koenig, was nicknamed The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips" and "The Gardenia of the Screen" during her time as a star of silent movies from 1916 through the end of the 1920s. Her few sound movies were unsuccessful, and she disappeared into obscurity, and spent much of her later life in poverty, dying on March 23, 1965 at the age of 79.

Arlie Latham had 5 hits in 6 at bats with a double and two home runs to lead the St. Louis Browns to a 16-5 win over the Columbus Solons at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. The Browns' win improved their record to 17-6, best in the AA.

125 years ago

Born on this date
Dimitri Tiomkin
. Ukrainian-born U.S. composer and conductor. Mr. Tiomkin moved to the United States after the Bolshevik Revolution, eventually settling in Hollywood, where he achieved great success as a film composer. He was nominated for 22 Academy Awards, winning for his original scores for High Noon (1952); The High and the Mighty (1954); and The Old Man and the Sea (1958), and for composing the music for the song The Ballad of High Noon. He died after a fall on November 11, 1979 at the age of 85.

120 years ago

Born on this date
Fred Astaire
. U.S. dancer, singer, and actor. Mr. Astaire, born Frederick Austerlitz in Omaha, Nebraska, was one of the most popular entertainers of the 20th century. His movies included Dancing Lady (1933); Top Hat (1935); Swing Time (1936); Holiday Inn (1942); Easter Parade (1948); Royal Wedding (1951); Funny Face (1957); Silk Stockings (1957); On the Beach (1959); Finian's Rainbow (1968); The Towering Inferno (1974); and Ghost Story (1981). Mr. Astaire died on June 22, 1987 at the age of 88.

110 years ago

Born on this date
Maybelle Carter
. U.S. musician. "Mother Maybelle" was the matriarch of the Carter Family, a pioneering country music group founded in 1927. She sang and played several instruments, and was known for her distinctive style of guitar-picking. Mrs. Carter died on October 23, 1978 at the age of 69, after years of failing health.

The Washington Nationals tied a record with their third straight 1-0 loss, as Walter Johnson lost to Doc White and the Chicago White Sox 1-0 in 11 innings at South Side Park in Chicago. Mr. Johnson had 2 of the 4 hits against Mr. White, who singled and scored the winning run on a single by Mike Welday.

The Philadelphia Athletics defeated the St. Louis Browns 5-1 before 2,000 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, as Eddie Plank outpitched former Athletics' ace Rube Waddell. Mr. Plank pitched a 7-hitter, while Mr. Waddell pitched a 9-hitter. St. Louis left fielder George Stone sprained his ankle sliding into first trying to beat out a hit.

Fred Toney pitched a 17-inning no-hitter for the Winchester Hustlers in the Blue Grass League, winning 1-0 over the Lexington Colts as the winning run scored on a squeeze bunt. Mr. Toney struck out 19 and walked just one. Mr. Baker gave up just 7 hits for the Colts.

100 years ago

Born on this date
Ella T. Grasso
. U.S. politician. Mrs. Grasso, a Democrat, was Connecticut's Secretary of State (1959-1971); represented the state's 6th District in the U.S. House of Representatives (1971-1975); and serve as Governor of Connecticut from 1975-1980, becoming the first woman to be elected governor of a U.S. state without being the wife or widow of a former governor. She was known for fiscal responsibility and her effective handling of cleanup efforts of a major snowstorm in 1978. Mrs. Grasso resigned on December 31, 1980, and died of ovarian cancer on February 5, 1981 at the age of 61.

Horse racing
Sir Barton, with Johnny Loftus up, won the 45th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville in a time of 2:09 4/5, 5 lengths ahead of Billy Kelly, with Under Fire third in the 12-horse field.

90 years ago

The third and fourth rounds of the British Open were played at Muirfield Golf Links in Gullane, Scotland. Walter Hagen won the Open for the fourth time, finishing with a 12-over-par total score of 292, 6 strokes ahead of Johnny Farrell. First prize money was £75.

Horse racing
Dr. Freeland, with Louis Schaefer up, won the 54th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore in a time of 2:01 3/5, a length ahead of Minotaur, with African finishing third in the 11-horse field. The race took place eight days before the Kentucky Derby.

The Cincinnati Reds beat the Boston Braves 5-3 at Braves Field behind the 9-hit pitching of Red Lucas. Joe Stripp hit a home run for the Reds, while Lester Bell did the same for the Braves, who allowed an unearned run on shortstop Rabbit Maranville's first error of the season. Boston center fielder Earl Clark set a National League single game record with 12 putouts and 13 chances.

The Pittsburgh Pirates scored 6 runs in the 8th inning and 2 in the 9th as they came back from a 7-0 1st-inning deficit to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 13-9 at Baker Bowl in Philadelphia.

Jake Miller pitched a 6-hitter and Earl Averill hit a grand slam in the 3rd inning to open the scoring for the Cleveland Indians as they shut out the Philadelphia Athletics 9-0 at League Park in Cleveland.

80 years ago

Philadelphia Phillies' rookie catcher Dave Coble caught a ball dropped 521 feet from Philadelphia's City Hall.

75 years ago

Politics and government
The government of El Salvador announced the appointment of a new cabinet with Enrique Avila as foreign minister.

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt named James Forrestal as Secretary of the Navy, replacing Frank Knox, who had died on April 28.

Economics and finance
The U.S. House of Representatives passed and sent to the Senate a bill increasing the national debt limit to $240 billion.

Professor Howard Mumford Jones of Harvard University was elected president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

70 years ago

On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Post Mortem, starring Sidney Blackmer, Peggy Conklin, and Richard Coogan

Died on this date
Sam Breadon, 72
. U.S. baseball executive. Mr. Breadon was a successful car dealer before becoming president and principal owner of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1920. He kept Branch Rickey as the team's general manager through the mid-1940s, and the Cardinals won nine National League pennants and six World Series championships during that time, pioneering the major league farm system. Mr. Breadon sold his interest in the Cardinals in 1947, and died after a long battle with prostate cancer.

Allied representatives suspended their London talks on Austrian peace treaty terms pending the prospective foreign ministers conference on Germany.

Former German Communist Ruth Fischer, sister of accused Soviet spy Gerhart Eisler, charged before a U.S. Senate Judiciary subcommittee that the United Nations delegations of the U.S.S.R. and other Eastern European states "reinforced' Soviet espionage in the United States. She also attacked the Women's International Democratic Federation, a UN consultative body, as "the principal Stalinist front in the women's field." Former Polish military attache Izydoe Modelski testified that Polish agents had been "deeply involved" in the riots which had disrupted the 1948 Conference of American States in Bogota.

The German Parliamentary Council selected Bonn over Frankfurt as the capital of the West German state.

Politics and government
Frank Hague, Democratic Party boss of Jersey City, New Jersey, was defeated for the first time in 32 years by a reform slate led by John Kenny.

60 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in France (IFOP): L'Eau vive--Guy Béart

On television tonight
Alfred Hitchcock Presents, on CBS
Tonight's episode: A Night with the Boys, starring John Smith, Joyce Meadows, Sam Buffington, and Joe De Santis

Died on this date
Reuven Shiloah, 49
. Israeli spymaster. Mr. Shiloah was the first director of the Israel intelligence agency Mossad, serving from 1949-1953. He later worked in the Israeli embassy in Washington.

Married on this date
U.K. actress Julie Andrews and stage designer Tony Walton were married in Weybridge, England.

Pakistani President Mohammed Ayub Khan said that he was eager to resolve "outstanding disputes with India" as a step toward the creation of a joint Indian-Pakistani defense system for the Indian subcontinent.

Politics and government
The Austrian general election resulted in the continuation of a 14-year coalition government, as the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) won 79 of 165 seats in the National Council to 78 for the Socialist Party (SPÖ) and 8 for the Freedom Party (FPÖ). The ÖVP total was a decrease of 3 from the most recent election in 1956, while the SPÖ gained 4 and the FPÖ gained 2. The Communist Party (KPÖ) lost all 3 of its seats. ÖVP leader Julius Raab would continue as Chancellor, with SPÖ leader Bruno Pitterman continuing as Vice-Chancellor.

The Soviet Central Statistical Board listed the U.S.S.R.'s population as 208.8 million, a 9.5% increase since the last census, taken in 1939.

The Philadelphia Phillies scored all their runs in the 6th inning as they beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 in the first game of a doubleheader before 23,549 fans at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia. In the second game, Jim Hearn of the Phillies pitched 1 1/3 innings of relief and allowed 2 runs before the game was suspended because of a curfew with the Pirates leading 6-4 with 2 out in the bottom of the 8th. Mr. Hearn was released before the game was completed in July, and ended up being charged with the 7-6 loss two months after his retirement.

The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals split a doubleheader before 19,438 fans at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The Cubs won the opener 10-9, with Elmer Singleton winning in relief against Lindy McDaniel. The Cardinals won the second game 8-7, with Mr. McDaniel winning over Mr. Singleton.

The New York Yankees swept a doubleheader from the Washington Senators 6-3 and 3-2 in 10 innings before 22,566 fans at Yankee Stadium. Mickey Mantle hit a home run for the Yankees in the first game, and singled and scored the winning run in the second game on a double by Norm Siebern. Yogi Berra hit his first home run of the season for the Yankees in the second game, and set a major league record for catchers with his 148th consecutive errorless game.

Charlie Maxwell hit a 3-run home run and Lou Berberet and Rocky Bridges hit solo homers to help the Detroit Tigers defeat the Kansas City Athletics 7-6 before 9,783 fans at Briggs Stadium in Detroit. Roger Maris drove in 5 runs for the Athletics with a pair of homers. Paul Foytack got his first win of the season after 4 losses, despite allowing 7 hits and 6 earned runs in 7+ innings.

Pinch hitter Billy Goodman singled home Earl Torgeson with the tying run and Bubba Phillips followed with a single to score Harry Simpson with the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning as the Chicago White Sox edged the Cleveland Indians 5-4 in the first game of a doubleheader before 24,346 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago. The Indians had taken a 4-3 lead in the top of the 11th when Vic Power doubled with 2 out, stole third base, and scored on a single by Minnie Minoso. Billy Pierce pitched a 13-hit complete game victory. Early Wynn pitched a 4-hitter and Del Ennis hit a home run for the White Sox as they won the second game 5-0 to complete the sweep.

50 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)--Peter Sarstedt (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Rhodesia (Lyons Maid): Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)--Peter Sarstedt

#1 single in France: Oh Lady Mary--David Alexandre Winter (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Eloise--Barry Ryan (5th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Ich sing' ein Lied für dich--Heintje

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

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Get Back--The Beatles with Billy Preston

Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)--Peter Sarstedt (2nd week at #1)
2 Dizzy--Tommy Roe
3 Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da/While My Guitar Gently Weeps--The Beatles
4 Goodbye--Mary Hopkin
5 Galveston--Glen Campbell
6 Sorry Suzanne--The Hollies
7 Indian Giver--1910 Fruitgum Co.
8 Adios Amor--Jose Feliciano
9 The Real Thing--Russell Morris
10 Boom Bang-a-Bang--Lulu

Singles entering the chart were Don't Give in to Him by Gary Puckett and the Union Gap (#34); Gitarzan by Ray Stevens (#35); You've Made Me So Very Happy by Blood, Sweat & Tears (#37); and Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' by Crazy Elephant (#39).

Netherlands Top 10 (De Nederlandse Top 40)
1 Get Back--The Beatles featuring Billy Preston
2 Goodbye--Mary Hopkin
3 5th Symphony Beethoven--Ekseption
4 Seasons in the Sun--The Fortunes
5 Mendocino--Sir Douglas Quintet
6 Why--The Cats
7 The Last Seven Days--Gloria
8 Dizzy--Tommy Roe
9 The Walls Fell Down--The Marbles
10 Ensemble--Mireille Mathieu

Singles entering the chart were Israelites by Desmond Dekker and the Aces (#15); Hinter Den Kulissen Von Paris by Mireille Mathieu (#28); Let the Sun Shine In by Marva Hodge & the Moody Sec (#31); That Tender Looking Angel by the Shoes (#33); Big Bamboo by the Merrymen (#34); Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' by Whichwhat (#37); and Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures) by the 5th Dimension (#40).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)--The 5th Dimension (5th week at #1)
2 Hair--The Cowsills
3 It's Your Thing--The Isley Brothers
4 Hawaii Five-O--The Ventures
5 You've Made Me So Very Happy--Blood, Sweat & Tears
6 Time is Tight--Booker T. & the M.G.'s
7 Sweet Cherry Wine--Tommy James and the Shondells
8 The Boxer--Simon & Garfunkel
9 Atlantis--Donovan
10 Get Back--The Beatles with Billy Preston

Singles entering the chart were Get Back/Don't Let Me Down (#40) by the Beatles with Billy Preston; Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet by Henry Mancini, his Orchestra and Chorus (#71); Testify (I Wonna) by Johnnie Taylor (#73); Black Pearl by Sonny Charles and the Checkmates, Ltd. (#75); It's Never Too Late by Steppenwolf (#76); Gentle on My Mind by Aretha Franklin (#77); Someday Man by the Monkees (#85); Friend, Lover, Woman, Wife by O.C. Smith (#88); Special Delivery by 1910 Fruitgum Co. (#89); Truck Stop by Jerry Smith (#90); Sunday by the Moments (#92); Welcome Me Love by the Brooklyn Bridge featuring Johnny Maestro (#93); What is a Man by the Four Tops (#94); Turn Around and Love You by Rita Coolidge (#96); Ivory by the Bob Seger System (#97); Just a Little Bit by Little Milton (#98); I'm Gonna Do All I Can (To Do Right by My Man) (#99); and Born to Be Wild by Wilson Pickett (#100).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Hair--The Cowsills
2 It's Your Thing--The Isley Brothers
3 Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)--The 5th Dimension
4 You've Made Me So Very Happy--Blood, Sweat & Tears
5 The Boxer--Simon & Garfunkel
6 Hawaii Five-O--The Ventures
7 Only the Strong Survive--Jerry Butler
8 Time is Tight--Booker T. & the M.G.'s
9 Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'--Crazy Elephant
10 Sweet Cherry Wine--Tommy James and the Shondells

Singles entering the chart were It's Never Too Late by Steppenwolf (#60); Born to Be Wild by Wilson Pickett (#68); Testify (I Wonna) by Johnnie Taylor (#72); Let Me by Paul Revere and the Raiders (#74); Special Delivery by 1910 Fruitgum Co. (#84); The April Fools by Dionne Warwick (#86); Israelites by Desmond Dekker and the Aces (#87); Someday Man by the Monkees (#88); Welcome Me Love by the Brooklyn Bridge featuring Johnny Maestro (#89); Sunday by the Moments (#97); and Never Comes the Day by the Moody Blues (#99). The April Fools was the title song of the movie.

Calgary's Top 10 (Glenn's Music)
1 Hair--The Cowsills
2 Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)--The 5th Dimension
3 The Boxer--Simon & Garfunkel
4 Sweet Cherry Wine--Tommy James and the Shondells
5 Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)--Peter Sarstedt
6 Hawaii 5-0--The Ventures
7 Tricia Tell Your Daddy--Andy Kim
8 Gitarzan--Ray Stevens
9 Gimme Gimme Good Lovin’--Crazy Elephant
10 Wishful Sinful--The Doors
Pick hit of the week: Get Back--The Beatles with Billy Preston

The Battle of Dong Ap Bia in Vietnam, dubbed "Hamburger Hill" for the way it chewed up men, began with an assault on Hill 937.

Riverside Church in New York City, caving in to extortion demands by the National Black Economic Development Council, agreed to give "a fixed percentage of its annual budget to a fund to be set apart for the rapid improvement of all disadvantaged people in this country," but did not specify what it would amount to.

A much-advertised beer party by out-of-town college students in the village of Zap, North Dakota turned into a gigantic brawl, requiring the National Guard to clear the useless yutes out.

With the merger of the American and National Football Leagues now official, the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, and Baltimore Colts agreed to become part of the American Football Conference for $3 million each by 1970. Two 13-team conferences were formed that season: the AFC (including 10 ex-AFL teams) and the National Football Conference.

Jim Hardin, who had relieved Eddie Watt on the mound in the top of the 8th inning, hit his first major league home run, with 1 out and nobody on base in the bottom of the 9th, to give the Baltimore Orioles a 6-5 win over the Kansas City Royals before 6,843 fans at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore.

Rick Monday's grand slam off Bill Burbach with 2 out in the bottom of the 3rd inning provided all the scoring for the Oakland Athletics as they edged the New York Yankees 4-3 before 35,243 fans at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The Oakland runs were all unearned, thanks to 2 errors by New York third baseman Bobby Murcer. Blue Moon Odom pitched a 4-hit complete game victory to improve his record for the season to 6-1.

Tommy John allowed 8 hits but no runs in 7 2/3 innings to win the pitchers' duel over Sam McDowell as the Chicago White Sox shut out the Cleveland Indians 4-0 before 4,201 fans at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland.

The Seattle Pilots recorded 12 hits and 12 bases on balls in a 16-13 win over the Washington Senators before 7,360 fans at Sick's Stadium in Seattle. The Pilots trailed 11-3 after 5 1/2 innings, but scored 8 in the bottom of the 6th to tie the game, helped by a 2-run home run and a run-scoring single by Don Mincher, and a grand slam by Rich Rollins. The Senators scored 2 runs in the top of the 8th to take a 13-12 lead, but the Pilots rallied for 4 in the bottom of the inning.

Tony Conigliaro tripled home 3 runs in the top of the 10th inning to break a 3-3 tie as the Boston Red Sox defeated the California Angels 6-3 before 13,409 fans at Anaheim Stadium.

Mack Jones hit a grand slam in the bottom of the 1st inning and Gary Sutherland singled home the first 2 runs of a 3-run 8th inning to help the Montreal Expos defeat the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 before 7,079 fans at Jarry Park in Montreal. The Reds had runners on first and third bases with 2 out in the 9th, but Roy Face retired Tony Perez on a fly ball to center field to end the game.

Orlando Cepeda's 3-run home run with 2 out in the top of the 9th inning climaxed a 4-run rally as the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 before 7,313 fans at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia.

Roberto Pena's grand slam off Steve Carlton climaxed a 5-run 4th inning as the San Diego Padres came back from a 3-0 deficit to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 before 21,558 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis. Mr. Pena also singled 3 times in 5 at bats.

40 years ago

On television tonight
Family, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Going Straight

Politics and government
Premier Bill Bennett led his Social Credit Party to a second consecutive majority, winning 31 of 57 seats in the Legislative Assembly in the British Columbia provincial election. The S.C. total was a decrease of four from the most recent election in 1975. The New Democratic Party, led by former Premier Dave Barrett, took 26 seats, an increase of eight. Progressive Conservative Party leader Victor Stephens, his party's only MLA, lost his seat in Oak Bay-Gordon, and the PCs were shut out.

Stanley Cup
Boston 4 @ Montreal 5 (OT) (Montreal won best-of-seven series 4-3)

Yvon Lambert’s goal at 9:33 of the 1st overtime period gave the Canadiens their win over the Bruins at the Montreal Forum. The Bruins were leading 4-3 late in the third period, but Montreal coach Scotty Bowman had Guy Lafleur playing double shifts, and the Bruins were called for too many men on the ice when the player assigned to shadow Mr. Lafleur didn’t get off the ice when his replacement came on. Mr. Lafleur blasted the tying goal past Bruins’ goalie Gilles Gilbert with 1:14 remaining in regulation time. Hockey Night in Canada legend Danny Gallivan later called that the most exciting goal he ever called. The loss turned out to be the last game as coach of the Bruins for Don Cherry, who was subsequently fired by general manager Harry Sinden.

30 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): The Look--Roxette (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Like a Prayer--Madonna (6th week at #1)

Died on this date
Woody Shaw, 44
. U.S. musician. Mr. Shaw was regarded as one of the finest jazz trumpeters of his generation, playing as a sideman with various musicians and then leading his own band. He was losing his sight because of an incurable eye disease when he was hit by a subway car in Brooklyn, New York on February 27, 1989, and lost his left arm. Complications set in after surgery, and he died of kidney failure.

Stanley Cup
Clarence S. Campbell Conference Finals
Chicago 1 @ Calgary 3 (Calgary won best-of-seven series 4-1)

Mark Langston of the Seattle Mariners carried a no-hitter and a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the 9th inning against the Toronto Blue Jays, but pinch hitter Tom Lawless singled to break up the no-hitter, and the Blue Jays rallied for 3 runs to defeat the Mariners 3-2 before 33,216 fans at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto. Mr. Langston was the losing pitcher, although he was relieved with 1 out in the 9th by Mike Schooler, who surrendered a single by George Bell to drive in Junior Felix with the winning run with 2 out. Winning pitcher Jimmy Key pitched a complete game.

With 1 out in the bottom of the 9th inning, Matt Nokes doubled home Ken Williams and Alan Trammell, and Keith Moreland followed with a single to score Mike Brumley to give the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 win over the California Angels before 13,187 fans at Tiger Stadium.

A 9th-inning rally fell short as the Chicago Cubs fell 4-3 to the San Francisco Giants before 25,638 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The last out came when Jerome Walton of the Cubs injured his hamstring on a single by pinch hitter Domingo Ramos, and was tagged out by third baseman Charlie Hayes as he attempted to crawl to third base.

The Montreal Expos scored 8 runs in the 2nd inning and 2 in the 3rd, and coasted to a 10-1 win over the Houston Astros before 9,628 fans at the Astrodome in a game that saw three Expos and two Astros ejected by home plate umpire Tom Hallion after Montreal's Spike Owen charged the mound in reaction to a pitch inside from Larry Andersen that had struck Mr. Owen's bat. Tom Foley led the Montreal attack with 3 doubles and a single in 5 at bats, with 2 runs and 3 runs batted in. Steve Frey made his major league debut on the mound for Montreal, allowing a hit while pitching a scoreless 9th inning.

25 years ago

Died on this date
John Wayne Gacy, 52
. U.S. criminal. Mr. Gacy was executed by lethal injection at Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, Illinois, 14 years after being sentenced to death for the sexual assaults and murders of 12 teenage boys and young men, although he was convicted of 33 such murders, which took place in Chicago from 1972-1978.

Politics and government
African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as President of South Africa.

20 years ago

Died on this date
Eric Willis, 77
. Australian politician. Sir Eric, a Liberal, represented Earlwood in the New South Wales Parliament from 1950-1978, serving as the state's Minister for Education from 1972-1976. He succeeded the ousted Tom Lewis as Premier of New South Wales in January 1976, but the Liberals were defeated in the New South Wales general election less than four months later. Sir Eric remained as N.S.W. Opposition leader until December 1977, retiring from active politics six months later.

Carl Powis, 71. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Powis was an outfielder with the Baltimore Orioles, batting .195 with no home runs and 2 runs batted in in 15 games at the beginning of the 1957 season. He played 1,219 games in 11 seasons in the minor leagues from 1948-1959.

Shel Silverstein, 68. U.S. cartoonist and songwriter. Mr. Silverstein was a man of many talents, but was best known as the cartoonist for Playboy and for writing songs such as The Unicorn; A Boy Named Sue; Sylvia's Mother; and The Cover of "Rolling Stone". He died of a heart attack.

U.S. President Bill Clinton met with representatives of gun manufacturers and the Internet as well as leaders in the television, motion picture, and video game industries to discuss youth violence.

Shortstop Nomar Garciaparra hit a grand slam in the 1st inning, a 2-run home run in the 3rd, and another grand slam in the 8th inning, driving in a total of 10 runs for the Boston Red Sox as they beat the Seattle Mariners 12-4 before 21,660 fans at Fenway Park in Boston.

Ray Lankford was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, and Fernando Tatis followed with a single to drive in 2 runs as the St. Louis Cardinals scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to break a 2-2 tie and defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 before 34,789 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis.

Jay Bell led off the bottom of the 9th inning with a home run to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 7-6 win over the Montreal Expos before 31,208 fans at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix.

Reggie Sanders hit a 2-run home run with 1 out in the bottom of the 8th inning to break a 5-5 tie as the San Diego Padres beat the Florida Marlins 7-5 before 12,713 fans at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.

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