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July 30, 2012 |
Tony Martin, one of the last of the big-name singer-actors from the golden age of Hollywood musicals, has died. He was 98. Martin, who toured for years with his wife, dancer-actress Cyd Charisse, died of natural causes Friday at his home in Los Angeles, his longtime business manager, Stan Schneider, told The Times. He appeared in more than 30 films, most memorably as a thief at odds with Peter Lorre's inspector in 1948's stylish "Casbah," one of the many movie musicals that helped turn Martin into a star.
May 20, 2000
Reader Stern erred is his May 13 letter when he said one Boston sportswriter didn't vote for Ted Williams as MVP the year he hit .406. That happened in 1947, when Ted won the triple crown but lost to Joe DiMaggio by one vote because one writer left him off his "top 10" list. Ted hit .406 with 37 homers in 1941, the year DiMaggio hit in 56 consecutive games and won the MVP. Ted also won the triple crown in 1942, but the writers gave the MVP award to the Yankees' Joe Gordon. Gordon had a .322 batting average, 18 home runs and 103 RBIs.
September 3, 1987
Eric Deutsch scored two goals, both on passes from Trong Nguyen, as the University of San Diego defeated Cal State Dominguez Hills, 3-1, Wednesday in a nonconference, season-opening soccer match at USD. Deutsch's second goal early in the second half broke a 1-1 tie. James Kyle added a goal with five minutes remaining to account for the final margin. Scott Huckleberry started in goal and made five saves for the Toreros.
June 20, 2002 |
With two hits, a run batted in and a run scored, Luis Castillo beat the Cleveland Indians and tied Rogers Hornsby. "Who?" Castillo said. Even though his grasp on baseball history is shaky, he's creating some himself. Castillo matched Hornsby's 80-year record for the longest hitting streak by a second baseman, going two for four to make it 33 games in a row Wednesday night as the Florida Marlins defeated Cleveland, 2-1. Castillo had a hand in both Florida runs.
September 10, 2003 |
Edward Teller, the brilliant, bushy-browed physicist who came to deplore his designation as the father of both the hydrogen bomb and the controversial "Star Wars" nuclear defense system, died Tuesday of complications from a stroke at his home on the campus of Stanford University. He was 95. Teller died on the day he was scheduled to appear at a dedication ceremony for the University of California's new Edward Teller Education Center, near Livermore National Laboratory.
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September 19, 2011 |
Kurt Sanderling, who led the Leningrad Philharmonic and the East Berlin Symphony Orchestra under Soviet rule and won admirers in the West later in his career as a guest conductor for orchestras in London, Los Angeles and elsewhere, has died. Sanderling, who would have turned 99 Monday, died Saturday in Berlin of causes related to old age, said his son, Stefan. Sanderling won critical respect for his intellectual grasp of music and his skill at conveying emotion, particularly as a conductor of the Romantic composers Johannes Brahms, Ludwig von Beethoven and Robert Schumann.