Sunday, September 29, 2013

September 29, 2013

180 years ago


Died on this date

Ferdinand VII, 48. King of Spain, 1808; 1813-1833. succeeded to the throne on March 19, 1808 upon the abdication of his father Charles IV, but was forced to abdicate himself on May 6. On the previous day Charles IV had relinquished his right to the throne to Napoleon Bonaparte, so Ferdinand spent the next 5 1/2 years under guard in France at the Chateau of Valen ay. Napoleon recognized Ferdinand VII as King of Spain on December 11, 1813 and signed the Treaty of Valen ay to allow him to return to Spain, but he didn't arrive back in Spain until March 24, 1814. He promised to govern according to the liberal Constitution of 1812, but governed as a despot instead. Ferdinand VII was succeeded on the throne by his daughter Isabella II.

100 years ago


Born on this date

Trevor Howard. U.K. actor. was a lead actor, and later, a character actor, known for movies such as (1944); (1945); (1947); (1949); (1953); (1960); (1962); (1964); (1965); (1982); and (1988). Mr. Howard died on January 7, 1988 at the age of 74.

STANLEY KRAMER. U.S. movie producer and director. began producing movies in the 1940s. He directed 20 of his films--many with a strong social message--including (1955); (1958); (1959); (1960); (1961); (1963); (1965); and (1967). Mr. Kramer was nominated for nine Academy Awards as producer and/or director, but won none. Mr. Kramer died on February 19, 2001 at the age of 87.

Died on this date

Rudolf Diesel, 55. German inventor and engineer. invented the Diesel Engine--an internal combustion engine that uses the heat of compression to initiate ignition and burn the fuel that has been injected into the combustion chamber--in 1893. On the last night of his life Mr. Diesel boarded the English passenger ship SS Dresden at Antwerp n his way to a meeting of the Consolidated Diesel Manufacturing company in London. He was never seen alive after retiring to his cabin at 10 p.m. Mr. Diesel's body was found floating in the North Sea 10 days later, and evidence from his diary supported a finding of suicide.

90 years ago



The took effect, creating . The Mandate was a result of the ratification of the on July 24, 1923 which officially ended the state of war that had existed between Turkey and the British Empire, France, Italy, Jpan, Greece, Romania, and the Serb-Croat Slovene State since the beginning of World War I. The Mandate, which formalized British control of southern Ottoman Syria, ended with the creation of the state of Israel on May 14, 1948.

75 years ago



Germany was given permission from France, Italy, and Great Britain to seize the territory of Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia. The meeting took place in Munich, and leaders from neither the Soviet Union nor Czechoslovakia attended. The was signed on September 29, but wasn't announced until the following day.

70 years ago




Winnipeg RCAF (2-0) Winnipeg United Services (0-1) 6

Ches McCance scored 2 touchdowns and Johnny Lake added a convert and a single as the Bombers defeated United Services at Osborne Stadium. Lee Sherman kicked 2 field goals for United Services.

60 years ago



Suspense, on CBS

Tonight's episode: , starring Judith Evelyn and Martha Scott



The Hamilton Tiger-Cats, faced with the October 1 deadline for declaring their final roster of import players, released quarterback Aubrey Lambeth, opting to keep Ed "Butch" Songin.

50 years ago



The second period of the Second Vatican Council opened.



Hamilton (5-4) 24 @ Montreal (4-5) 14

Marv Luster scored both touchdowns for the Alouettes in their loss to the Tiger-Cats at Molson Stadium.


Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals had 2 hits in the final game of his 22-year major league career as the Cardinals edged the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 in 14 innings at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. "Stan the Man" singled past rookie second baseman Pete Rose for his last hit. Mr. Musial finished his career with 1,815 hits at home and 1,815 hits on the road.

The Houston Colt .45s fielded an all-rookie lineup for the second straight game, and the youngsters whipped the New York Mets 13-4 before 3,899 fans at Colt Stadium to finish the season. The Colt .45s' lineup included Rusty Staub, 19, first base; Joe Morgan, 20, second base; Bob Aspromonte, 25, third base; Glenn "Sparky" Vaughan, 19, shortstop; Ivan Murrell, 18, left field; Jim Wynn, 21, center field; John Paciorek, 18, right field; John Bateman, 21, catcher; and Chris Zachary, 19, pitcher. It was the only major league game for Mr. Paciorek, who was suffering from a bad back that eventually shortened his career. Mr. Paciorek had the greatest one-game career in major league history: he singled in all 3 at bats and drew 2 bases on balls, scored 4 runs, batted in 3, and made 2 putouts with good catches in right field. His story was one of those told in the book Once Around the Bases by Richard Tellis (1998). He left the major leagues with batting, slugging, and on-base percentages of 1.000. Mr. Bateman and Bob Lillis, who entered the game as a substitute for Mr. Vaughan, each added 2 hits and combined to drive in 5 runs.

40 years ago



#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): Radar Love--Golden Earring (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Eye Level (Theme From The Thames TV Series "Van Der Valk")--Simon Park Orchestra

Australia's top 10 ()

1 Never, Never, Never (Grande, Grande, Grande)--Shirley Bassey (7th week at #1)

2 Delta Dawn--Helen Reddy

3 Can the Can--Suzi Quatro

4 And I Love You So--Perry Como

5 You Don't Own Me--The Ormsby Brothers

6 Yesterday Once More--Carpenters

7 Touch Me in the Morning--Diana Ross

8 Live and Let Die--Wings

9 The World's Greatest Mum--Johnny Chester

10 Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose--Dawn featuring Tony Orlando

Singles entering the chart were The Hurt by Cat Stevens (#21); Young Love by Donny Osmond (#23); He Did with Me by Vicki Lawrence (#26); Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting by Elton John (#30); Bad, Bad Leroy Brown by Jim Croce (#35); and Alright, Alright, Alright by Mungo Jerry (#37).

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): We're an American Band--Grand Funk

U.S.A. Top 10 ()

1 Loves Me Like a Rock--Paul Simon with the Dixie Hummingbirds

2 We're an American Band--Grand Funk

3 Half-Breed--Cher

4 Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose--Dawn featuring Tony Orlando

5 Higher Ground--Stevie Wonder

6 Let's Get it On--Marvin Gaye

7 Delta Dawn--Helen Reddy

8 Ramblin' Man--Allman Brothers Band

9 That Lady (Part 1)--The Isley Brothers

10 My Maria--B.W. Stevenson

Singles entering the chart were I Got a Name by Jim Croce (#76); Friends by Bette Midler (#79); Top of the World by the Carpenters (#81); You're a Special Part of Me by Diana RossCheck it Out by Tavares (#84); You'd Better Believe It by the Manhattans (#94); Hello It's Me by Todd Rundgren (#97); In the Rain by Arthur Prysock (#98); My Pretending Days are Over by the Dells (#99); and The Most Beautiful Girl by Charlie Rich (#100). I Got a Name was from the movie (1973).

Canada's top 10 ()

1 Delta Dawn--Helen Reddy (3rd week at #1)

2 Half-Breed--Cher

3 Brother Louie--Stories

4 The Morning After--Maureen McGovern

5 Loves Me Like a Rock--Paul Simon with the Dixie Hummingbirds

6 We're an American Band--Grand Funk

7 My Maria--B.W. Stevenson

8 Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose--Dawn featuring Tony Orlando

9 Live and Let Die--Wings

10 Make My Life a Little Bit Brighter--Chester

Singles entering the chart were Rocky Mountain Way by Joe Walsh (#96); Keep on Truckin' (Part 1) by Eddie Kendricks (#97); Nutbush City Limits by Ike and Tina Turner (#98); Not Fade Away by Rush (#99); and Space Race by Billy Preston (#100).

#1 single in Winnipeg (CKRC): Delta Dawn--Helen Reddy (4th week at #1)

Calgary's top 10

1 Half-Breed--Cher

2 Delta Dawn--Helen Reddy

3 Loves Me Like a Rock--Paul Simon with the Dixie Hummingbirds

4 Could You Ever Love Me Again--Gary & Dave

5 Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne--Looking Glass

6 Free Ride--The Edgar Winter Group

7 Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting--Elton John

8 Ramblin' Man--Allman Brothers Band

9 How Can I Tell Her--Lobo

10 Holding Your Hand--Seadog

Pick hit of the week: Monster Mash--Bobby (Boris) Pickett and the Crypt Kickers

Died on this date

W. H. Auden, 66. U.K.-born U.S. poet. published about 400 poems on various subjects, and more than 400 essays and reviews on various subjects.


Soyuz 12 crew cosmonauts Vasily Lazarev and Oleg Makaroy successfully completed their two-day mission, the first Soviet manned mission since the deaths of the three-man Soyuz 11 crew in June 1971. The apparent purpose of Soyuz 12 was to check modifications in the Soyuz craft.


The day after two armed Arab guerrillas had seized three Soviet Jews and an Austrian customs official in a raid on a train carrying 40 Jewish emigrants from Moscow to Vienna, Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky caved into the guerrillas' demands to suspend group transit of Israel-bound Soviet Jews through Austria and to close down the Schoenau Castle transit facility. The gunmen then released the hostages.



Toronto (5-3-2) 22 @ British Columbia (3-7-1) 22

Ivan MacMillan, playing his first game with B.C., kicked 5 field goals in as many attempts as the Lions tied the Argonauts at Empire Stadium in Vancouver. Mr. MacMillan had played with Toronto in 1971 and 1972, but had been released after the 1972 season and had started the 1973 season with the intermediate Bramalea Satellites of the Ontario Rugby Football Union. B.C. head coach Eagle Keys had finally given up on 7-year veteran Ted Gerela, who had made just 6 of 21 field goal attempts in the first 10 games of 1973. Mr. Gerela's duties were now confined to kickoffs and playing occasionally as a blocking back.

30 years ago



Both houses of the United States Congress completed action on legislation authorizing continued deployment of U.S. Marines in Lebanon. The margin was close in the Senate, where many Democrats opposed it.


Mike Warren pitched a no-hitter to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 3-0 win over the Chicago White Sox at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Mr. Warren accomplished his feat just three days after Bob Forsch of the St. Louis Cardinals had pitched a n-hitter against the Montreal Expos.

25 years ago



#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Ykyk --Mory Kant

Died on this date

Charles Addams, 76. U.S. cartoonist. was known for his macabre characters that became known as the , serving as the inspiration for the and movie series. His cartoons appeared in The New Yorker magazine from 1938 until his death.


The U.S. space shuttle Discovery was launched from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida to begin the four-day mission , the after the January 28, 1986 space shuttle Challenger disaster. The crew was Frederick Hauck, Commander; Richard Covey, Pilot; John Lounge, David Hilmers, and George Nelson, Mission Specialists.


Four days after setting a world record of 10.49 seconds in the women's 100-metre run in Seoul, Florence Griffith-Joyner of the United States set a world record of 21.34 seconds in the women's 200-metre run.

Carolyn Waldo of Canada won a gold medal in synchronized swimming in Seoul.

20 years ago


Died on this date

Gordon Douglas, 85. U.S. movie director. Born Gordon Douglas Brickner, directed Our Gang comedy short films in the 1930s and feature films such as (1940); (1951); (1954); (1955); (1962); (1964); (1966); and (1967). He was the only person to direct both Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley on film.


Hundreds of people were killed and widespread damage resulted when an earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale struck a densely-populated area southwest of Bombay.

10 years ago



Allegations surfaced that the U.S. administration of President George W. Bush had illegally disclosed the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame as revenge for her husband's criticism of the U.S. war against Iraq.


In the Prince Edward Island provincial election, Premier Pat Binns led his governing Progressive Conservatives to their third straight majority government.


Hurricane Juan touched down in Nova Scotia, killing two people and causing extensive flooding and damage in Halifax.
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