On This Day
1881 – Andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world’s first black international football player and captain.
Andrew Watson (24 May 1856 – 8 March 1921) is widely considered to be the world’s first black person to play association football at international level. He played three matches for Scotland between 1881 and 1882. Arthur Wharton was commonly thought to be Britain’s first black player, as he was the first black professional footballer and the first to play in the Football League, but Watson’s career predated him by over a decade.
Born On This Day
1475 – Luca Gaurico, Italian astrologer (d. 1558)
Luca Gaurico (in Latin, Lucas Gauricus) (Giffoni March 12, 1475 – March 6, 1558 in Rome) was an Italian astrologer, astronomer, astrological data collector and mathematician. He was born to a poor family in the Kingdom of Naples, and studied judicial astrology, a subject he defended in his Oratio de Inventoribus et Astrologiae Laudibus (1508). Judicial astrology concerned the fate of man (astrologia judiciaria; mundane astrology) as influenced by the stars. His most famous work is the Tractatus Astrologicus.
Hal Blaine (born Harold Simon Belsky; February 5, 1929 – March 11, 2019) was an American drummer and session musician. Blaine was one of the most recorded studio drummers in the history of the music industry, claiming over 35,000 sessions and 6,000 singles. His drumming is featured on 40 number 1 hits by a range of popular artists from the Byrds to Frank Sinatra, as well as on film and television soundtracks.
Born in Holyoke, Massachusetts, Blaine moved with his family to California in 1943. He began playing jazz and big band music before taking up session work, specialising in rock ‘n’ roll. He became one of the key players in Phil Spector’s de facto house band, later known as “The Wrecking Crew”, after Blaine’s 1990 memoirs of the group. His opening drum shots on the Ronettes’ single “Be My Baby” (1963) made the song instantly recognizable, and his defining work on it won him many accolades. His signature hit singles include the Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations”, Simon and Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson”, and the Byrds’ “Mr. Tambourine Man”.
He gradually reduced his workload from the 1980s onwards. In 2000, he was among the inaugural “sidemen” inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2018 he received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
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