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John McKenna
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Q. T?

Post by John McKenna » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:30 pm

Inspired by a post in another thread (see further below) and unable to see action in Oporto I'd like to ask a Q. T. (question trivial) -

What links the names in the lists below?

1930
Jan - Domingo Ugalde
Feb - Maria Montessori
Mar - Mary Blue
Apr - Philip Snowden
May - Yen Hsi-shan
Jun - Joseph Stalin
Jul - Herbert Hoover Jr.
Aug - Elizabeth the Duchess of York
Sep - Lord Dawson
Oct - Henri Matisse
Nov - Haile Selassie
Dec - Pius XI

1976
Jan - 'Teng Hsiao-ping'
Feb - Patty Hearst
Mar - Gore Vidal
Apr - Babe Ruth
May - Paul McCartney
Jun - Enrico Berlinguer
Jul - Thomas Jefferson
Aug - Nadia Comaneci
Sep - 'Mao Tse-tung'
Oct - Ian Smith
Nov - Jimmy Carter
Dec - Howard Hughes

Neil Graham (Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:18 pm)>Re: County championships start with a bang
I had prepared a trivia fact sheet for the other two years Notts were victorious in 1930 and 1976 which is appended below. We look forward to a further victory sometime around 2050!<

1930

• January 20th – Astronaut Buzz Aldrin born
• February 1st – The Times publishes its first crossword
• March 6th - Clarence Birdseye markets frozen foods for the first time
• April 18th – BBC Radio announces “Today there is no news.”
• May 24th – Amy Johnson lands in Darwin; first solo flight by a woman from England to Australia
• July 7th – Arthur Conan Doyle dies - “Amberley excelled at chess – one mark, Watson, of a scheming mind”
• July 13th – First Football World Cup starts – won by home side Uruguay
• August 21st – Princess Margaret born
• August 22nd – Australia win the Ashes at the Oval – Bradman scores 974 runs in the five Tests.
• August 23rd – release of “Animal Crackers” with the Marx Brothers.
• August 25th – Sean Connery born
• August 29th – Rev Archibald Spooner dies – “I finished my chess game with a blushing crow”.
• October 16th – first “Miss Marple” novel published -“The Murder at the Vicarage”.
• October 28th – Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One supremo, born
• November 2nd – Haile Selassie crowned Emperor of Ethiopia
• December – First British Youth Hostel opens in Llanrwst, Wales

1976

• January 21st – First commercial Concorde flight – London to Bahrain
• January 21st – Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) born
• February 2nd – The Queen opens the N.E.C. in Birmingham
• March 24th - Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery dies
• April 3rd – Brotherhood of Man win Eurovision Song Contest with “Save your Kisses for Me”
• April 26th – Sid James dies on stage in Sunderland
• May 1st – Last episode of “Dixon of Dock Green”. Ran 21 years from 1955, “Evenin’ All!”
• June 22nd – start of the heatwave – UK’s longest drought since 1720
• July 17th – Olympics open in Montreal – GB won a solitary bronze on the track - Brendan Foster
• July 19th – Benedict Cumberbatch born
• July 26th – Judith Polgar, highest ever rated female chess player, born
• August 27th – Mark Webber, Formula One driver, born
• September 9th- Chairman Mao dies in China
• October 6th – First InterCity 125 train runs in the UK
• October 22nd – last “Miss Marple” novel published posthumously “Sleeping Murder”.
• November 2nd – Jimmy Carter defeats Gerald Ford in the US Presidential election.
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Re: Q. T?

Post by PeterFarr » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:36 pm

Time Magazine covers?

John McKenna
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Re: Q. T?

Post by John McKenna » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:52 pm

Yes, Peter, that is the correct answer.
Though, one may ask - how did some of those names make the list?
Worth looking into if one has the time and inclination.
Are you, too, at a loose end or can you see the action in Oporto, I wonder.
(Keith Arkell will be on the cover of the English chess mags if he wins any of the three events there.)
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Re: Q. T?

Post by John McKenna » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:58 pm

For example the 1st name on the list for 1930 is Domingo Ugalde -

http://rsbassociates.home.mindspring.co ... me1930.htm

Who has ever heard of him and how many know of Jai Alai?
To find a for(u)m that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. (Samuel Beckett)

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Re: Q. T?

Post by PeterFarr » Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:06 pm

Yes, I'm following Keith Arkell's game, and thinking I'm glad i'm not on the other end of being tortured in a slightly worse endgame. Though I can't see how Keith can convert it.

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Re: Q. T?

Post by John McKenna » Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:13 pm

Thanks Peter, Keith usually finds a way.
Just as well I can't see the endless torture - I'm a bit squeamish.
To find a for(u)m that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. (Samuel Beckett)

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