THIS DAY IN OUR PAST
The following events took place on November 7 in the years identified:
1958:Jamaica’s Chief Justice, Colin MacGregor, is a winner in the North American Life Cup match-play competition on handicap at the Liguanea Club. He and golf captain Roger Fletcher fight levelly to the 18th where they finish all square and so have to continue, MacGregor thus getting one up. The second round will be played on November 8, 1958.
1959:College, St George’s Manning Cup champions, in an electrifying second-half surge, scores two goals in seven minutes to explode the myth of Cornwall’s invincibility and win the first leg of the two-way playoff for the Oliver Shield at Sabina Park. The score is 2-0. The Light Blues will now head down to Montego Bay for the second leg of the final, secure in the knowledge that Cornwall will have to win by three clear goals to retain the trophy they won for the seventh time in 1958.
1962:Development Minister of and Welfare Edward Seaga announces that the franchise to provide television services in Jamaica will be awarded by the Government to the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation. The minister says he hopes that the station will be ready to start operating on August 1, 1963. He says that all the programmes presented on this television station will be the responsibility of the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation operating under such rules as will be made from time to time by the appropriate authority. The station is expected to broadcast for a minimum of four hours each day and, in addition to these four hours, time will be available during the day for school broadcasts.