Monday, October 31, 2011

THE HISTORY OF OCTOBER 31

THE HISTORY OF OCTOBER 31
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Candy Apple Day
1803  Congress ratified the Louisiana Purchase – eventually added 13 new states to the country
1864  Nevada became the 36th state
1868  Postmaster General Randall approved a standard uniform for postal workers
1873  The International Peace Bridge across the Niagara River between Buffalo and Ft. Erie, Canada was completed
1912  Actress/cowgirl Dale Evans was born
1926  Magician Harry Houdini died from a ruptured appendix
1931  News anchor Dan Rather was born
1937  Actor Michael Landon was born – “Bonanza”
1941  Mt. Rushmore was dedicated – construction had taken 14 years of work resulting in 60 foot busts of Washington. Jefferson, Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt
1941  US Navy destroyer, Reuben James, was torpedoed by a German sub – the US had not yet entered the war
1950  News woman Jane Pauley was born
1956  The first American to land a plane on the South pole – Rear Admiral G.J. Dufek
1956  The British and French began to bomb Egypt to reopen the Suez Canal
1959  Lee Harvey Oswald announced in Moscow that he would never return to the United States
1967  Rapper Vanilla Ice was born
1968  President Johnson announced a halt to all bombing in Vietnam
1984  Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated near her residence in India by two of her Sikh bodyguards
1993  Actor River Phoenix died at age 23 after collapsing outside the Viper Room in Hollywood
1998  Iraq announced that it was halting all dealings with the United Nations arms inspectors
1999  Egyptian flight 990 crashed off the coast of Nantucket, Ma. killing all 217 aboard
2005  Samuel Alito was nominated as the replacement for the retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor
SPORTS HISTORY ON OCTOBER 31
2005  Red Sox GM Theo Epstein resigns – will return
2001  NYY beat Arizona on Derek Jeter’s bottom of the 10th
1989  Lenny Wilkens gets his 1st NBA coaching win
1987  1st jockey to win 9 races in a day – Chris Antley – 4 at Aqueduct and 5 at Monmouth
1983  Football pioneer George Halas died at age 88
1979  Mike Flanagan of Baltimore wins AL Cy Young – 23-9, 3.08 ERA – never won more than 16 in his next 15 seasons
1973  Tom Seaver wins the NL Cy Young – 1st pitcher to win it that did not have at least 20 wins – 19-10, 2.08 ERA, 18 complete games, 251 strikeouts
1972  Gaylord Perry wins AL Cy Young – 24-16, 1.92 ERA, 29 complete games
1967  Mike McCormick of Giants wins NL Cy Young – 20-10, 2.85 ERA, 14 complete games – never won more than 15 in his next 16 year career
1943  Washington Redskins Sammy Baugh passes for 6 TDs in a game
# 1 SONGS ON OCTOBER 31
1961  Big Bad John – Jimmy Dean
1963  Sugar Shack – Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs
1964  Baby Love – The Supremes
1965  Get Off of My Cloud – The Rolling Stones
1966  Last Train to Clarksville – The Monkees
1967  To Sir, With Love - Lulu
1968  Hey Jude –The Beatles
1969  Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley
1970  I’ll Be There – The Jackson 5
1971  Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves - Cher
1972  I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash
1973  Train to Georgia – Gladys Knight & the Pips
1975  Island Girl – Elton John
1977  You Light Up My Life – Debby Boone
1980  Woman In Love – Barbra Streisand
1982  Up Where We Belong – Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
1983  Islands in the Stream – Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
1984  Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run) – Billy Ocean
1985  Saving All My Love for You – Whitney Houston
1986  True Colors – Cyndi Lauper
1987  Bad – Michael Jackson
1988  Kokomo – The Beach Boys
1990  Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice
1992  End of the Road – Boyz II Men
1993  I’d Do Anything for Love – Meat Loaf
1994  I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
1995  Fantasy – Mariah Carey
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio       
1997  Candle in the Wind (1997) – Elton John
1999  Smooth – Santana with Rob Thomas

Sunday, October 30, 2011

THE HISTORY OF OCTOBER 30

THE HISTORY OF OCTOBER 30
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Candy Corn Day
1735  John Adams was born – 2nd President of the US
1873  P.T. Barnum’s circus “The Greatest Show on Earth” made its debut in NYC
1888  John Loud received a patent for the ballpoint pen
1893  Body builder Charles Atlas was born
1894  The time clock was patented by Daniel Cooper
1918  Allied representatives met in Paris to draw up conditions for an armistice during WWI
1938  Orson Welles panicked the nation with the broadcast of “War of the Worlds” – he was describing a Martian invasion
1945  Actor Henry Winkler was born – “The Fonz”
1945  The US government announced the end of shoe rationing
1946  TV newsperson Andrea Mitchell was born
1952  The first frozen pea packages were sold by Clarence Birdseye
1954  The Defense Department announced the end to all segregation in the regiments
1961  The Soviet Party Congress unanimously approved removing Stalin’s body from Lenin’s tomb
1961  The Soviet Union tested a 58 megaton hydrogen bomb
1972  President Nixon approved legislation to increase Social Security spending by $5.3 billion
1975  The NY Daily News ran the headline: “Ford to City: Drop Dead” – it came after said he would veto any bailout of NYC
1988  Kraft, Inc agreed to a buyout by Phillip Morris for $13.1 billion in the largest merger of non oil companies in America
2000  TV entertainer Steve Allen died at age 78 – was the creator of the “Tonight Show”
2006  Based on 2005 crime stats, St. Louis, Mo. Had the highest crime rate in the US with a 20% in violent crimes from the prior year
2007  Singer/actor Robert Goulet died at age 73
SPORTS HISTORY ON OCTOBER 30
2001  John Stockton begins his 18th season with Utah – longest with one team in NBA history – Hakeem Olajuwon had 17 with Houston
2001  President Bush throws out the 1st pitch in game 3 of the World Series in honor of NYC’s first responders – Yankees win 2-1
1996  Philadelphia names Terry Francona manager
1984  Detroit reliever Willie Hernandez named AL Cy Young winner – only 3rd reliever to win it – 9-3, 1.92 ERA, 32 saves – all are career bests
1981  Pat Riley makes his NBA coaching debut with the LA Lakers
1981  Isiah Thomas makes his NBA debut with the Detroit Pistons
1974  “Catfish” Hunter wins AL Cy Young – 25-12, 2.29 ERA – his 4th straight 20 win season – will win 24 in 1975
1974  Muhammad Ali KOs George Foreman in Zaire – “Rumble in the Jungle”, “Rope a Dope”
1963  Sandy Koufax wins NL MVP – 25-5, 1.88 ERA, 306 strikeouts             
1954  NBA adopts use of the 24 second clock                                
1945  Branch Rickey signs Jackie Robinson to the Triple A team in Montreal
# 1 SONGS ON OCTOBER 30
1961  Runaround Sue – Dion
1963  Sugar Shack – Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs
1964  Baby Love – The Supremes
1965  Yesterday – The Beatles
1966  Last Train to Clarksville – The Monkees
1967  To Sir, With Love - Lulu
1968  Hey Jude –The Beatles
1969  Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley
1970  I’ll Be There – The Jackson 5
1971  Maggie May – Rod Stewart
1972  I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash
1973  Train to Georgia – Gladys Knight & the Pips
1975  Island Girl – Elton John
1976  If You Leave Me Now – Chicago
1977  You Light Up My Life – Debby Boone
1978  You Needed Me – Anne Murray
1979  Pop Muzik - M
1980  Woman In Love – Barbra Streisand
1982  Who Can It Be Now – Men at Work
1983  Islands in the Stream – Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
1984  Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run) – Billy Ocean
1985  Saving All My Love for You – Whitney Houston
1986  True Colors – Cyndi Lauper
1987  Bad – Michael Jackson
1988  Kokomo – The Beach Boys
1990  Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice
1992  End of the Road – Boyz II Men
1993  Dream Lover – Mariah Carey
1994  I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
1995  Fantasy – Mariah Carey
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio       
1997  Candle in the Wind (1997) – Elton John
1999  Smooth – Santana with Rob Thomas

Saturday, October 29, 2011

THE HISTORY OF OCTOBER 29

THE HISTORY OF OCTOBER 29
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Oatmeal Day
1901  Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of President McKinley, was electrocuted
1929  The Dow Jones Average dropped 11.7% - the depression begins and stocks continue to slide until 1932
1940  Secretary of War Henry Simpson drew the #1 number (158) in the first peacetime military draft
1942  The Alaska Highway was completed
1945  The first ballpoint pen went on sale for $12.50 at Gimbels Department Store in NYC – had been patented 57 years earlier
1947  Actor Richard Dreyfus was born
1948  Actress Kate Jackson was born – “Charlie’s Angels”
1956  Chet Huntley and David Brinkley teamed up on NBC News
1956  The Israeli Defense Forces cross Egyptian territory in the Sinai
1957  A hand grenade exploded in the Israeli Knesset
1966  The National Organization for Women was founded
1969  The Supreme Court unanimously ordered an end to all school desegregation “at once” and “now and forever”
1971  Actress Winona Ryder was born
1989  20,000 East Berliners held a moment of silence for those who had died trying to escapee the Berlin Wall
1994  Francisco Duran fired more than two dozen shots at the White House while standing on Pennsylvania Avenue– later convicted of trying to kill President Clinton
1998  Space shuttle Discovery blasted off with 77 year old John Glenn aboard – in 1962 he became the first to orbit the earth
2001  KTLA broadcast the first coast to coast HDTV network broadcast
SPORTS HISTORY ON OCTOBER 29
2008  Philadelphia wins World Series – resumed game 5 that had begun 2 days earlier
2006  Oakland beats Pittsburgh 20-13 despite only getting 9 1st downs and 98 total yards to 360 for the Steelers – Chris Carr of Oakland had a 100 yard interception for a TD
1995  Jerry Rice becomes NFL career receiving leader with 14,040 yards
1995  Arizona beats Seattle 20-14 as teams combine for 11 turnovers including Arizona’s interception for a TD in overtime
1989  Ozzie Newsome ends his NFL consecutive game reception streak at 150
1982  John Havlicek makes his 10,000th career field goal – only second in NBA history to do so
1982  Dominique Wilkins makes his NBA debut – averaged, 24.8 points, 6.7 rebounds – 9 time All-Star
1982  James Worthy makes his NBA debut – 17.6 average, 5.1 rebounds – 7 time All-Star, 3 time champion, 1987-88 NBA finals MVP
1975  Fred Lynn of Red Sox is named AL rookie of the year – will later be named MVP also - .331 average, 21 HRs, 47 doubles, 103 runs scored, 105 RBI
1969  Tom Seaver named NL Cy Young winner – 25-7, 2.21 ERA, 18 complete games, 208 strikeouts
1960  Muhammad Ali’s 1st pro fight – beat Tunney Hunsaker in 6
1959  Early Wynn of White Sox wins Cy Young – 22-10, 3.17 ERA, 14 complete games
1931  Lefty Grove Named AL MVP – 31-4, 2.06 ERA, 27 complete games
# 1 SONGS ON OCTOBER 29
1961  Runaround Sue – Dion
1963  Sugar Shack – Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs
1964  Baby Love – The Supremes
1965  Yesterday – The Beatles
1966  96 Tears - ? & the Mysterians
1967  To Sir, With Love - Lulu
1968  Hey Jude –The Beatles
1969  Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley
1970  I’ll Be There – The Jackson 5
1971  Maggie May – Rod Stewart
1973  Train to Georgia – Gladys Knight & the Pips
1975  Island Girl – Elton John
1976  If You Leave Me Now – Chicago
1980  Woman In Love – Barbra Streisand
1982  Who Can It Be Now – Men at Work
1983  Islands in the Stream – Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
1984  Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run) – Billy Ocean
1985  Saving All My Love for You – Whitney Houston
1986  True Colors – Cyndi Lauper
1987  Bad – Michael Jackson
1988  Groovy Kind of Love – Phil Collins
1990  Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice
1992  End of the Road – Boyz II Men
1993  Dream Lover – Mariah Carey
1994  I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
1995  Fantasy – Mariah Carey
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio       
1997  Candle in the Wind (1997) – Elton John
1999  Smooth – Santana with Rob Thomas

Friday, October 28, 2011

THE HISTORY OF OCTOBER 28

THE HISTORY OF OCTOBER 28
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Chocolate Day
1492  Columbus discovered Cuba and claimed it for Spain
1636  Harvard University was established – the first graduate was Englishman George Downing – Downing St in London is named after him
1793  Eli Whitney applied for a patent for the cotton gin – granted in March
1886  The Statue of Liberty was dedicated by President Cleveland – weighs 225 tons and is 152 feet tall
1904  The St. Louis police tried a new investigative technique – fingerprinting
1914  Jonas Salk was born – developed the polio vaccine
1914  George Eastman announced the invention of the color photographic process
1919  The Volstead Act was passed by Congress – prohibition began – it was repealed in 1933 with the passing of the 21st Amendment
1922  Benito Mussolini took control of the Italian government
1936  FDR rededicated the Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary
1944  Actor Dennis Franz was born – NYPD Blue
1949  Eugenie Anderson became the first female US Ambassador – posted to Denmark
1955  Bill Gates was born
1962  Khrushchev ordered the withdrawal of missiles from Cuba ending the Cuban Missile Crisis
1965  The Gateway Arch was completed in St. Louis630 feet high
1967  Actress Julia Roberts was born – “Pretty Woman”
1972  Country singer Brad Paisley was born
1974  Actor Joaquin Phoenix was born
1986  The Centennial of the Statue of Liberty was celebrated
1993  Doris Duke died – only child of the founder of the American Tobacco Co.
2008  The Dow Jones Average rose 889 points to 9,065 – 2nd largest advance ever
SPORTS HISTORY ON OCTOBER 28
2007  Red Sox win the World Series as they sweep ColoradoRockies had won 21 of 22 games to make the playoffs
2006  Red Auerbach died – won 9 NBA championships with the Celtics
2001  Diamondbacks’ Randy Johnson pitches a 3 hit shutout vs. NYY to take a 2 game lead in the series
1995  Atlanta wins the World Series in 6 games 1-0 as they hold Cleveland to one hit – Indians batted .179 in the series
1989  Oakland sweeps Giants in the World Series – Dave Stewart had 2 of the wins and is named MVP
1983  Clyde Drexler makes his NBA debut with Portland – 20.4 points, 6.1 rebounds, 5.6 assists average for his career
1981  Dodgers beat NYY to win World Series in 6 games – George Frazier of NYY lost 3 of the games (tied record) – pitched 3.2 innings and gave up 7 runs in the losses
1973  Elmore Smith of the LA Lakers blocks NBA record 17 shots in a game
1968  Bob Gibson wins Cy Young unanimously – 22-9, 1.12 ERA, 28 complete games, 13 shutouts, 268 strikeouts
1967  Walt Frazier makes his NBA debut – 18.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, 6.1 assist career average – 7 time all defensive team, 2 time champion
# 1 SONGS ON OCTOBER 28
1961  Runaround Sue – Dion
1963  Sugar Shack – Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs
1964  Baby Love – The Supremes
1965  Yesterday – The Beatles
1966  96 Tears - ? & the Mysterians
1967  To Sir, With Love - Lulu
1968  Hey Jude –The Beatles
1969  Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley
1970  I’ll Be There – The Jackson 5
1971  Maggie May – Rod Stewart
1973  Train to Georgia – Gladys Knight & the Pips
1975  Island Girl – Elton John
1976  If You Leave Me Now – Chicago
1978  Hot Child In the City – Nick Glider
1980  Woman In Love – Barbra Streisand
1982  Who Can It Be Now – Men at Work
1983  Islands in the Stream – Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
1984  Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run) – Billy Ocean
1985  Saving All My Love for You – Whitney Houston
1986  True Colors – Cyndi Lauper
1987  Bad – Michael Jackson
1988  Groovy Kind of Love – Phil Collins
1989  Miss You Much – Janet Jackson
1990  Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice
1992  End of the Road – Boyz II Men
1993  Dream Lover – Mariah Carey
1994  I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
1995  Fantasy – Mariah Carey
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio       
1997  Candle in the Wind (1997) – Elton John
1999  Smooth – Santana with Rob Thomas

Thursday, October 27, 2011

THE HISTORY OF OCTOBER 27

THE HISTORY OF OCTOBER 27
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Potato Day
1787  The first of the Federalist Papers were published – called for the ratification of the Constitution
1858  RH Macy & Co. opened its first store on
6th Ave
in NYC
1858  The 26th President Teddy Roosevelt was born
1872  Etiquette author Emily Post was born
1878  The Manhattan Savings Bank in NYC was robbed of $3 million
1891  DB Downing received a patent for the street letter box – the mailbox
1904  The first subway in NYC was opened – subway and bus fare were 5 cents
1916  The first public reference to “jazz” appeared in Vanity
1925  Water skis were patented by Fred Waller
1940  Mafia head John Gotti was born
1941  The Chicago Tribune editorialized that there would be no was with Japan calling it “a military impossibility”
1947  “You Bet Your Life” with Groucho Marx premiered on ABC radio
1954  Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe were divorced – they were married on 1/14/1954
1963  Marla Maples was born – one of Donald Trump’s wives
1964  Sonny and Cher were married
1966  Matt Drudge was born – “The Drudge Report”
1982  China announced its population exceeded 1 billion people
1988  “ET” was released to home video – 14 million copies had been pre-sold
1994  The Justice Department announced that the prison population had hit 1 million for the first time
1997  The Dow Jones Average dropped 554 points – markets closed for the first time since the attempted assassination of President Reagan
2001  The California Institute of Technology received a $600 million gift from Gordon Moore, the c0-founder of Intel – the largest donation in history at the time
2004  NYC’s subway system marked its 100th year in service
SPORTS HISTORY ON OCTOBER 27
2006  St. Louis wins the World Series – had only won 83 regular season games
2004  Boston wins their first World Series in 86 years as they sweep St. Louis
2003  Red Sox announce that manager Grady Little’s contract will not be renewed
2002  Emmitt Smith breaks career rushing yardage record of Walter Payton
2002  Angels win World Series as they beat San Francisco in game 7 – their 1st title in their 42nd year
1999  NYY beat Atlanta to win their 25th World Series – Braves have lost 4 World Series this decade
1991  Minnesota wins World Series 1-0 in 10 innings – Jack Morris named MVP as he gave up 3 earned runs in 22 innings – 5 of the 7 games were decided by 1 run – both Minnesota and Atlanta were last in their division in 1990
1989  World Series resumes after a 10 day delay due to the earthquake in San Francisco  - Oakland beats Giants 13-7
1986  NY Mets beat Red Sox in game 7 of World Series
1985  Royals beat St. Louis 11-0 in game 7 of the World Series – Cardinals batted only .185 in the series – lowest ever for a 7 game series
1984  Reuben Mayes of Washington State runs for NCAA record 357 yards
1984  Hakeem Olajuwon makes his NBA debut – 26,946 points, NBA record 3,830 blocks, 21.8 average, 11.1 rebounds, and 3.1 blocks per game in his career
1956  Tommy Heinsohn makes his NBA debut – Rookie of the Year – 8 time champion
# 1 SONGS ON OCTOBER 27
1961  Runaround Sue – Dion
1964  Baby Love – The Supremes
1965  Yesterday – The Beatles
1966  96 Tears - ? & the Mysterians
1967  To Sir, With Love - Lulu
1968  Hey Jude –The Beatles
1969  Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley
1970  I’ll Be There – The Jackson 5
1971  Maggie May – Rod Stewart
1973  Train to Georgia – Gladys Knight & the Pips
1976  If You Leave Me Now – Chicago
1978  Hot Child In the City – Nick Glider
1980  Woman In Love – Barbra Streisand
1982  Who Can It Be Now – Men at Work
1983  Islands in the Stream – Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
1984  I Just Called to Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder
1985  Saving All My Love for You – Whitney Houston
1986  True Colors – Cyndi Lauper
1987  Bad – Michael Jackson
1988  Groovy Kind of Love – Phil Collins
1989  Miss You Much – Janet Jackson
1992  End of the Road – Boyz II Men
1993  Dream Lover – Mariah Carey
1994  I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
1995  Fantasy – Mariah Carey
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio       
1997  Candle in the Wind (1997) – Elton John
1999  Smooth – Santana with Rob Thomas

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

THE HISTORY OF OCTOBER 26

THE HISTORY OF OCTOBER 26
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Mincemeat Pie Day, National Pretzel Day and National Pumpkin Day
1492  Columbus’ fleet anchored off of the Bahamas
1774  Minutemen were organized in the American colonies
1825  The Erie Canal between the Hudson River and Lake Erie became operational – 363 miles long and 40 feet wide
1858  The rotary washing machine was patented by Hamilton Smith
1881  The shootout at the OK Corral took place – Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday
1941  US Savings Bonds first went on sale
1946  TV host Pat Sajak was born – “Wheel of Fortune”
1947  Actress Jaclyn Smith was born – “Charlie’s Angels”
1947  Hilary Rodham Clinton was born
1949  President Truman signed legislation raising the minimum wage from 40 cents to 75 cents
1954  Chevrolet introduced the V-8 engine
1954  Disney’s first TV program made its debut – Disneyland on ABC
1957  Vatican Radio began broadcasting
1958  Pan Am flew the first transcontinental jet trip – NYC to Paris
1970  The “Doonesbury” comic strip made its debut in 28 newspapers
1972  Guided tours of Alcatraz began
1972  Henry Kissinger declared that “peace is at hand” with Vietnam
1973  President Nixon released the first Watergate tapes
1975  Anwar Sadat became the first Egyptian President to visit the US
1978  Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat were announced as the winners of the Nobel Peace prize
1984  The infant who became known as “Baby Fae” received a baboon heart transplant – she would die 21 days later
1994  Jordan and Israel signed a peace treaty
SPORTS HISTORY ON OCTOBER 26
2005  White Sox sweep Houston to win their 1st World Series since 1917
2000  NYY beat NY Mets to win their 26th World Series – 3rd year in a row – Derek Jeter MVP
1997  Florida Marlins win game 7 of the World Series vs. Cleveland 3-2 in the 11th on Edgar Renteria’s single
1996  NYY win their 23rd world Series as they sweep Atlanta – John Wetteland named MVP – had 4 saves
1990  Wayne Gretzky is the 1st NHL player to score 2,000 points
1985  Patrick Ewing makes his NBA debut – averaged 21.0 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks per game in his career
1984  Charles Barkley makes his NBA debut – averages 22.1 points and 11.7 rebounds in his 16 year career – MVP 1992-93
1984  John Stockton makes his NBA debut with Utah – all time leader in assists with 15,806, leader in steals with 3,265 – averaged 13.1 points and 10.5 assists
1984  Michael Jordan makes his NBA debut – 32,292 career points, averaged 30.1 points per game, led NBA in scoring 10 times, 5 time MVP, 6 titles won
1982  Steve Carlton wins NL Cy Young award for the 4th time – 23-11, 3.10 ERA, 19 complete games, and 286 strikeouts
1980  St. Louis sacks Baltimore QBs a NFL record 12 times
1977  Sparky Lyle wins AL Cy Young – 1st reliever to win it – 13-5, 26 saves
1971  Vida Blue wins AL Cy Young – 24-8, 1.82 ERA, 8 shutouts, 24 complete games, 301 strikeouts
1940  Detroit’s Hank Greenberg wins AL MVP - .340 average, 41 HRs, 150 RBI
# 1 SONGS ON OCTOBER 26
1961  Runaround Sue – Dion
1964  Baby Love – The Supremes
1965  Yesterday – The Beatles
1966  96 Tears - ? & the Mysterians
1967  To Sir, With Love - Lulu
1968  Hey Jude –The Beatles
1969  Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley
1970  I’ll Be There – The Jackson 5
1971  Maggie May – Rod Stewart
1973  Train to Georgia – Gladys Knight & the Pips
1976  If You Leave Me Now – Chicago
1978  Hot Child In the City – Nick Glider
1980  Woman In Love – Barbra Streisand
1982  Who Can It Be Now – Men at Work
1983  Islands in the Stream – Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
1984  I Just Called to Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder
1985  Saving All My Love for You – Whitney Houston
1986  True Colors – Cyndi Lauper
1987  Bad – Michael Jackson
1988  Groovy Kind of Love – Phil Collins
1989  Miss You Much – Janet Jackson
1992  End of the Road – Boyz II Men
1993  Dream Lover – Mariah Carey
1994  I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
1995  Fantasy – Mariah Carey
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio       
1997  Candle in the Wind (1997) – Elton John
1999  Smooth – Santana with Rob Thomas