Saturday, October 29, 2011

THE HISTORY OF OCTOBER 29

THE HISTORY OF OCTOBER 29
WORLD EVENTS
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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

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