80 years ago
Died on this date
Forrest Winant, 39. U.S. actor. He appeared in various Broadway productions from 1907-1920, including Kick In, which starred John Barrymore. Winant was in four movies: The Brink (1915); New York (1916); The Iron Heart (1917); and His Woman (1919).
He died of a heart attack in his hotel room in Alameda, California. I'd never heard of Forrest Winant until I saw his name mentioned among the deaths of 1928, and I bet you'd never heard of him until you saw his name mentioned here.
50 years ago
On television tonight
Alfred Hitchcock Presents on CBS
Tonight's episode: Miss Bracegirdle Does Her Duty
40 years ago
Edmonton's Top 10
1 Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)--John Fred and his Playboy Band
2 Bottle of Wine--The Fireballs
3 I Wonder What She's Doing Tonite--Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
4 Green Tambourine--The Lemon Pipers
5 Itchycoo Park--Small Faces
6 Susan--The Buckinghams
7 Love is Blue--Paul Mauriat and his Orchestra
8 Woman, Woman--The Union Gap
9 Jezebel--The Witness, Inc.
10 Skip a Rope--Henson Cargill
Pick of the Week: Tomorrow--The Strawberry Alarm Clock
New this week: Guitar Man--Elvis Presley
Walk Away Renee--The Four Tops
Make it Easy--The Collectors
Dottie I Like It--Tommy Roe
Maybe Just Today--Bobby Vee and the Strangers
30 years ago
Cal Murphy, who had been an assistant coach with the Montreal Alouettes team that had recently demolished the Edmonton Eskimos 41-6 in the 1977 Grey Cup, joined the Eskimos as offensive line coach.
The Toronto Argonauts announced the signing of former Winnipeg Blue Bombers' assistant coach Del Wight as an assistant coach under Leo Cahill.
One former Montreal Alouettes' head coach hired another. Marv levy, who had just become head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs after leading the Alouettes to the 1977 Grey Cup championship, hired Kay Dalton as one of his assistants. Dalton had joined the Alouettes as an assistant under Darrel Mudra in 1966, and was head coach with the Alouettes from 1967-1969.
In Buffalo, U.S. District Court Judge John Elfvin ruled that the American Hockey League had violated New York human rights law, as well as the constitutional rights, of Greg Neeld by denying him employment because he'd lost the vision in his left eye as the result of an injury in junior hockey.
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