August 14, 1997 |
Here we are at Winged Foot, the scene of the crime, you might say. All right, after 23 years, the evidence is getting a little stale, but what happened at Winged Foot in the 1974 U.S. Open is not something that is easily forgotten. Beginning today, the 79th PGA Championship will be played at the historic, tree-lined course designed in 1921 by the ubiquitous A.W.
October 11, 2013 |
MONTEREY BAY, Calif. - Along Highway 1 between Marina and Seaside, it's all roller-coastering sand dunes and chaparral. There the road cuts across Ft. Ord, where soldiers trained for almost every war the U.S. Army waged in the 20th century, as well as deployments to Panama and the 1992 L.A. riots. Then Ft. Ord closed and it was over. In 1994, 36,000 soldiers and their families were relocated, emptying hospitals, barracks, chapels, stockades and 28,000 prime Central Coast acres.
April 21, 1995 |
In 1968, a fledgling band called Iron Butterfly released an album featuring a decidedly unorthodox acid-rock song that rambled on for 17 minutes and included a 2 1/2-minute drum solo. Executives at the band's label, Atlantic Records, cringed at the prospect of marketing an album whose title track took up the entire side of a vinyl LP and came with the tongue-twisting title "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida." Efforts to persuade the San Diego-based group to edit its opus proved futile.
June 5, 2006 |
It has been almost 30 years since Pele -- aka Edson Arantes do Nascimento -- played his last soccer match, an exhibition at Giants Stadium in New Jersey, cheered on by a crowd of 75,000. Pele played the first half for the New York Cosmos and the second half for Santos, his former Brazilian club. During the game, it began to rain. The next day, a newspaper headline read: "Even the sky was crying." On a recent day in the three-time world champion's new office in Sao Paulo, no one was crying.
August 8, 1999 |
In 1974, the year President Nixon resigned: * Inflation was 12.3%. * Unemployment was 5.6%. * Top song was "Killing Me Softly" by Roberta Flack. * Oakland Athletics beat Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 in the World Series. * Gasoline passed the 50-cent mark to reach 58 cents a gallon. A loaf of bread was 39 cents. * Best Picture was "The Sting."
January 3, 2000
The last original "Peanuts" daily cartoon, a message from Charles M. Schulz to his readers, appears today on Page E5. Beginning tomorrow in the same spot, "Peanuts Classics" will debut. The strips will reprise Schulz's work beginning with 1974, a year that the United Media syndicate said was chosen because it features the strip's well-known original characters as well as those introduced in later years, such as Woodstock and Peppermint Patty. The final original Sunday cartoon will appear Feb.