Journal Pioneer - - THE ISLAND -

In 1957, singer Paul Anka’s hit sin­gle ‘Diana’ stays at #1 on the pop mu­sic charts.

In 1958, Cé­cile Lan­glois gives birth to a son; first of the Dionne quin­tu­plets to be­come a mother.

In 1960, Mon­tréal Cana­di­ens star Rocket Richard re­tires from NHL play at age 39; with a record 544 goals, plus 82 play­off tal­lies. In

1969, Man­i­toba Hy­dro de­cides not to di­vert Churchill River and flood South­ern In­dian Lake; would dis­place 700 peo­ple.

In 1984, Pope John Paul II cel­e­brates Mass be­fore 500,000 of the faith­ful at Downsview Air­port.

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