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June 23, 2000
Michel Droit, 77, a prize-winning French novelist and expert on Charles de Gaulle. Droit was an essayist and novelist who also wrote for the conservative daily Le Figaro for two decades. He began his journalism career at 21 as a correspondent covering the French army in World War II. He was the only journalist in France to interview De Gaulle on television and won wide acclaim for his reports, which aired in 1965, 1968 and 1969, a year before France's most influential postwar leader died.
February 4, 1987 |
Fifteen Black Hebrews were arrested today after disrupting a prayer breakfast in honor of Israel, overturning a table and climbing onto the stage with protest signs. More than 700 people had assembled for the breakfast about 7:15 a.m. when the demonstrators, who had spread throughout the large room, began handing out leaflets protesting Israeli government policies. Atty. Gen.
July 19, 2009 |
1959 The Year Everything Changed Fred Kaplan Wiley: 336 pp., $27.95 -- When a writer needs a break these days, he picks a year -- 1968 was popular last year -- and spends a few hundred pages arguing how it's central to our lives now. This year, we have Rob Kirkpatrick's "1969: The Year Everything Changed" and now Fred Kaplan's "1959," whose subtitle makes the same claim. Can it be true of both years? The answer is yes, of course. That's the thing -- every year is the year.
September 27, 1998 |
Roger Clemens put the finishing touches on what he hopes will be a record fifth Cy Young Award performance. Clemens ended the season unbeaten in his final 22 starts but didn't get a decision Saturday as the Blue Jays defeated the Detroit Tigers, 5-4, in 13 innings. "I wish we were going a little further, but I can let my shoulders down and just kind of reflect," Clemens said. "Most of all I'm just happy and feel blessed that I still feel strong and I made it through the season."
May 4, 1996 |
On a hot Sunday in July 1969, 5-year-old identical twins sitting on their living room floor and watching television shared a dream to touch the stars. At the moment Neil Armstrong took humankind's first step on the dusty moon, Mark and Scott Kelly decided they were going to be astronauts. Both of them. This week, NASA made it official.
June 5, 2001
Angelo Mozilo agreed to continue as chief executive of Countrywide Credit Industries Inc. for the next five years and consult for the largest publicly traded U.S. mortgage company for five years after that. The Calabasas-based company didn't disclose terms of the 10-year contract. Mozilo, 62, co-founded the company in 1969. Last year, he earned $6.12 million in salary, bonus and other cash compensation. He also was given options on 500,000 shares that had a value of $6.
November 9, 1986 |
Artur London, a former government minister in Communist Czechoslovakia who wrote a book describing his "show trial" there, died in London on Saturday, his family said. He was 71. The cause of death was described as a long illness. London, a former deputy foreign minister, was author of "The Confession," which told of being brainwashed into admitting his political "errors" in a Stalinist-era trial by a Czechoslovakian court in 1951. He spent five years in prison.
September 12, 1991 |
With Mazio Royster all but certain to miss Saturday night's game against Penn State because of a sprained knee, USC Coach Larry Smith said Wednesday that Dion Strother, a sophomore from Oakland, will start at tailback. "But I think that Estrus (Crayton) definitely will play some, and possibly even (freshman) Dwight McFadden," Smith said. O.J. will be in uniform Saturday at the Coliseum. That would be O.J. McDuffie, the Penn State wide receiver named for a former Heisman Trophy winner from USC.
March 4, 2013 |
Kim Kardashian, dressed in black, and Kanye West, dressed in white, looked very yin/yang as they sat in the front row at Givenchy's Paris Fashion Week runway show on Sunday. Others in the crowd included Nicole Richie, Jessica Chastain and Amanda Seyfried. [Styleite] Tilda Swinton, Clemence Poesy and Jane Birkin attended Acne's first-ever Paris women's runway show on Saturday. [WWD] Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic Booth Moore made the rounds of the shows all weekend, too. Read her coverage here.
February 12, 2006 |
Corona di Collini (Crown of the Hill), a hilltop mansion in Los Feliz Oaks, can be likened to a fine older lady who has seen her share of ups and downs. "We loved it," said actress Jane Withers, recalling how she and her mother felt when they first saw the house in 1969, the year Withers purchased it. Her husband, Ken Errair, once a singer with the Four Freshmen, had been killed in a plane crash in 1968. "It was a wonderful old house," Withers remembered, "but it was desperately in need of care.