train turned 2 days old (train) the Space Shuttle Colombia exploded shortly after launch (EricBess) Muhammad Ali is beaten by Leon Spinks in a controversial decision (sageridder) Charlie Chaplin's coffin was stolen in Switzerland (correct) the SALT II treaty was signed between the USSR and the US (BigBlue) the United States government institutes gasoline rationing because of OPEC's production cuts (Melkor) the Beatles' last tour in America (Zhaneel) the first Transformers toy came on the market (TomB) the opening ceremonies of the first-ever Special Olympics were held (Apollo) [/list=1] Lots of good guesses again, EricBess notably wanted to draw in some of the folks in hoping they weren't paying attention to the '87 disaster sageridder gave me a link that Chaplin's coffin was stolen on March 2, not first - it was at my snopes website but the article itself seems to have one source, and a newspaper article at that, so I don't know which is correct. I'm hoping the Beyond Balderdash folks did their job and double-checked it, but I'll search myself when I have time (probably next week). BigBlue chose 3. Apollo, sageridder, TomB chose 4. Melkor chose 5. EricBess, Zhaneel chose 6. train chose 7. Scores: sageridder: 23 (18 + 1 for initial, 1 for final, 2 for correct, 1 for other person) TomB: 21 (17 + 1 for initial, 1 for final, 2 for correct) Apollo: 16 (12 + 1 for initial, 1 for final, 2 for correct) BigBlue: 15 (12 + 1 for initial, 1 for final, 1 for other person) Zhaneel: 13 (10 + 1 for initial, 1 for final, 1 for other person) EricBess: 11 (9 + 1 for initial, 1 for final) train: 10 (8 + 1 for initial, 1 for final) Melkor: 8 (4 + 1 for initial, 1 for final, 2 for other people) Nightstalkers: 6 whuppinboy: 2 Because I'm gone the rest of the week, the next Beyond Balderdash question will be posted on Monday, 6/2.