Thursday, November 27, 2014

November 28, 2014

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Dede Hill and Chris Milner!

200 years ago
1814


Technology
The Times in London was printed for the first time by automatic, steam-powered presses built by the German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer, signalling the beginning of the availability of newspapers to a mass audience.

150 years ago
1864


Born on this date
Lindley Miller Garrison
. U.S. politician. Mr. Garrison was U.S. Secretary of War in the Administration of President Woodrow Wilson from 1913-1916. He died on October 19, 1932 at the age of 67.

100 years ago
1914


Economics and finance
Following a closure in July induced by the beginning of the Great War, the New York Stock Exchange re-opened for bond trading.

Football
IRFU
Final
Hamilton 4 @ Toronto 11

Jack O'Connor kicked 2 field goals for the Argonauts as they defeated the Tigers before 10,000 fans at Varsity Stadium in a replay of the previous week's 9-9 tie in Hamilton. Toronto halfback Smirle Lawson suffered a broken ankle.

80 years ago
1934


Music
The Montreal Symphony Orchestra gave its first performance.

75 years ago
1939


Died on this date
James Naismith, 78
. Canadian-born U.S. basketball pioneer. Dr. Naismith invented basketball in 1891 while working at the YMCA International Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts.

70 years ago
1944


War
The First Canadian convoy reached the newly-opened Dutch port of Antwerp after the channel is cleared of mines, and after capture of the island of Walcheren at the mouth. The Canadian House of Commons met secretly on the crisis over sending conscripts--popularly known as "Zombies"--abroad. U.S. forces in France continued to advance along the Saar Basin along a 26-mile front. Soviet troops in northern Hungary joined to force the Tisza River on a wide front.

Scandal
U.S. Assistant Attorney General Norman Littell, whose resignation had been demanded by Attorney General Francis Biddle, told the Senate War Investigating Committee that Mr. Biddle had intervened improperly in a Justice Department case on behalf of Thomas Corcoran, former New Deal "braintruster" now in private practice. Mr. Littell said that he refused "to cooperate with the conduct of the Attorney General which was contrary to principles of good government."

Economics and finance
The U.S. National Planning Association announced a report of its Committee on International Policy, which said that the U.S. must completely reverse its attitude on imports if it was to make the most of postwar trade opportunities and fulfill its obligations as the principal creditor nation.

Baseball
The Baseball Writers Association of America named Detroit Tigers' pitcher Hal Newhouser as the American League's Most Valuable Player for 1944. Mr. Newhouser had posted a record of 29-9 with an earned run average of 2.22.

60 years ago
1954


Died on this date
Enrico Fermi, 53
. Italian physicist. Dr. Fermi was awarded the 1938 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his demonstrations of the existence of new radioactive elements produced by neutron irradiation, and for his related discovery of nuclear reactions brought about by slow neutrons." He was best known as one of the major figures of the Manhattan Project, the development of the first atomic bomb in World War II. He died of stomach cancer.

50 years ago
1964


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Ain't That Loving You Baby/Ask Me--Elvis Presley (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in France: Le Pénitencier--Johnny Hallyday (7th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): La mia festa--Richard Anthony (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Memphis--Johnny Rivers; Bernd Spier (6th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Little Red Rooster--The Rolling Stones (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Leader of the Pack--The Shangri-Las

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Leader of the Pack--The Shangri-Las
2 Baby Love--The Supremes
3 Ringo--Lorne Greene
4 Come a Little Bit Closer--Jay and the Americans
5 She's Not There--The Zombies
6 You Really Got Me--The Kinks
7 Mr. Lonely--Bobby Vinton
8 Last Kiss--J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers
9 Time is on My Side--The Rolling Stones
10 Have I the Right?--The Honeycombs

Singles entering the chart were Dear Heart, with versions by Andy Williams and Jack Jones (#72); Love Potion No. 9 by the Searchers (#75); Without the One You Love (Life’s Not Worthwhile) by the Four Tops (#78); Don't Forget I Still Love You by Bobbi Martin (#81); Do-Wacka-Do by Roger Miller (#82); Thou Shalt Not Steal by Dick and DeeDee (#87); (There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me by Sandie Shaw (#88); Hawaii Tattoo by Martin Denny (#89, charting with the version by the Waikikis); Do Anything You Wanna (Part 1) by Harold Betters (#95); A Happy Guy by Rick Nelson (#96); A Woman's Love by Carla Thomas (#97); Getting Mighty Crowded by Betty Everett (#98); Watch Out, Sally! by Diane Renay (#99); and What Now by Gene Chandler (#100). Henry Mancini and his Orchestra's version of Dear Heart was mentioned with those of Andy Williams and Jack Jones, but not charted.

On television tonight
The Outer Limits, on ABC
Tonight's episode: The Inheritors: Part II, starring Robert Duvall, Donald Harron, Steve Ihnat, and Ivan Dixon

Space
The U.S.A. launched the probe Mariner 4, whose mission was to measure radiation, magnetic fields, and micrometerorites in space and near Mars; to photograph Mars, and determine characteristics of Martian atmospheric pressure.

War
U.S. National Security Council members agreed to recommend that U.S. President Lyndon Johnson adopt a plan for a two-stage escalation of bombing in North Vietnam.

Football
CFL
Grey Cup @ CNE Stadium, Toronto
British Columbia 34 Hamilton 24

Bill Munsey scored both an offensive and defensive touchdown as the Lions beat the Tiger-Cats before 32,655 fans to win the Grey Cup for the first time in their 11-year history. B.C. fullback Bob Swift rushed 1 yard for a touchdown to open the scoring in the 1st quarter, but left in the 2nd quarter with a knee injury and was replaced by Mr. Munsey, who continued to play his regular defensive back position. With the Lions leading 7-0, Peter Kempf lined up for a field goal attempt, but holder Pete Ohler fumbled the snap, and picked up the ball and threw a touchdown pass to Jim Carphin. Joe Zuger punted 78 yards for a single to get Hamilton on the scoreboard, but Willie Fleming rushed 47 yards for a touchdown, and Mr. Kempf's convert gave the Lions a 20-1 halftime lead. In the 3rd quarter, Hamilton running back Johnny Counts took a lateral from quarterback Bernie Faloney and rushed 58 yards for a touchdown, converted by Don Sutherin, but Mr. Munsey rushed 18 yards for a touchdown and returned a fumble by Mr. Counts 65 yards for another TD, and B.C. led 34-8 after 3 quarters. Mr. Faloney threw touchdown passes to Tommy Grant and Stan Crisson in the 4th quarter.

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Gonna Make You a Star--David Essex (2nd week at #1)

Energy
The Canadian government of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau announced that it would fund a $3-million feasibility study of harnessing Bay of Fundy tides for electric power.

25 years ago
1989


On television tonight
The Wonder Years, on ABC
Tonight's episode: The Pimple

Diplomacy
West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl proposed a plan for the confederation of West and East Germany.

Politics and government
Czechoslovakian Premier Ladislav Adamec opened talks on sharing power with the opposition group Civic Forum.

Law
Canada’s House of Commons approved in principle new legislation on abortion, but the bill appeared not to satisfy activists on either side of the debate. The bill would amend the Criminal Code to permit abortion at any stage of pregnancy, provided one doctor determined that the physical, mental, or psychological health of the mother was threatened. Canadian Justice Minister Doug Lewis admitted that the legislation, introduced November 3, was a compromise that satisfied neither pro-abortion advocates demanding equal access to abortion in all parts of the country nor pro-lifers who wanted the procedure abolished. However, Mr. Lewis said that it would survive a court challenge because it "balances the rights of the woman with society’s interest in the protection of the fetus." If given final approval, the bill would fill a legal void created by the Supreme Court’s decision of January 28, 1988 that struck down Canada’s existing abortion law.

20 years ago
1994


Died on this date
Buster Edwards, 63
. U.K. criminal. Mr. Edwards was one of the participants in the Great Train Robbery in 1963. He served nine years in prison and was released in 1975. Mr. Edwards was found hanging from a steel girder in a garage, but a panel recorded an open verdict.

Jerry Rubin, 56. U.S. social activist. Mr. Rubin was a prominent member of the American "New Left" in the 1960s as a founding membe of the Youth International Party, popularly known as "Yippies." He died of a heart attack two weeks after being struck by a car while jaywalking.

Jeffrey Dahmer, 34. U.S. criminal. Mr. Dahmer was a homosexual serial killer and cannibal who was known to have killed 17 boys and young men between 1978-1991. He was beaten to death by a fellow inmate at Columbia Correctional Institution in Wisconsin.

Politics and government
Norwegians voted 52.4% to 47.6% to reject membership in the European Union.

November 27, 2014

175 years ago
1839


Americana
The American Statistical Association was founded in Boston.

90 years ago
1924


Americana
The first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was held in New York City.

80 years ago
1934


Died on this date
Samuel P. Cowley, 35; Herman Hollis, 31
. U.S. law enforcement agents. Messrs. Cowley and Hollis were killed in a shootout with bank robber and murderer Baby Face Nelson in Barrington, Illinois.

Baby Face Nelson, 25. U.S. gangster. Born Lester Joseph Gillis, Mr. Nelson was a bank robber who was associated with John Dillinger. Mr. Nelson shot and killed three U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents in the line of duty. He died in Wilmette, Illinois after being wounded in a shootout with FBI agents in nearby Barrington.

75 years ago
1939


On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, on NBC
Tonight’s episode: The Creeping Man

70 years ago
1944


On the radio
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, on MBS
Tonight's episode: The Steamship Friesland

War
U.S. troops in France moved up anothe 6 miles on the Saar Basin, capturing Merten. All Britons and Americans in the Chinese province of Kweichow were directed to leave as Japanese forces advanced.

Politics and government
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt accepted the resignation of Secretary of State Cordell Hull and named Edward Stettinius to succeed him.

Diplomacy
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced the appointment of Major General Patrick Hurley as U.S. Ambassador to China.

Disasters
An explosion of several tons of ordnance at a Royal Air Force ammunition dump in Staffordshire, England killed about 70 people.

Football
Plans were announced in Chicago for the debut in 1945 of the United States Football League, with eight teams and Red Grange as president.

60 years ago
1954


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Sway--Dean Martin

#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I Need You Now--Eddie Fisher (Best Seller--3rd week at #1); Mr. Sandman--The Chordettes (Disc Jockey--1st week at #1); This Ole House--Rosemary Clooney (Jukebox--3rd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I Need You Now--Eddie Fisher (2nd week at #1)
2 Papa Loves Mambo--Perry Como
3 Mr. Sandman--The Chordettes
4 Hey There--Rosemary Clooney
--Sammy Davis, Jr.
5 If I Give My Heart to You--Doris Day
--Denise Lor
--Connee Boswell
6 Teach Me Tonight--The DeCastro Sisters
7 Shake, Rattle and Roll--Bill Haley and his Comets
8 Hold My Hand--Don Cornell
9 Mambo Italiano--Rosemary Clooney
10 This Ole House--Rosemary Clooney

Singles entering the chart were The Barking Dog by the Crew-Cuts (#27); My Bambino by Tony Martin (#36); and Bongo Guitar (Oye Negra) by Ralph Marterie and his Orchestra (#37).

Crime
Former U.S. government official and accused Soviet spy Alger Hiss was released from prison after serving 44 months for perjury.

Football
CRU
Grey Cup @ Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Edmonton 26 Montreal 25

The Alouettes were leading the Eskimos 25-20 before 27,321 fans and were in possession of the ball deep in Edmonton territory with less than 3 minutes remaining in regulation time, when Montreal running back Chuck Hunsinger was hit and fumbled, and Edmonton defensive back Jackie Parker returned the ball 90 yards for the most dramatic touchdown in Grey Cup history. Bob Dean kicked the winning convert as the Eskimos won the Grey Cup for the first time in their history in one of the biggest upsets in Grey Cup history. The Eskimos led 14-6 in the 2nd quarter on touchdowns by Earl Lindley and Bernie Faloney and a convert and field goal by Mr. Dean, but the Alouettes, who had scored their first touchdown in the 1st quarter on a 90-yard pass from Sam Etcheverry to Red O'Quinn, struck for touchdowns on a 14-yard pass from Mr. Etcheverry to Mr. O'Quinn and an 8-yard rush by Mr. Hunsinger, all converted by Ray Poole, to take an 18-14 halftime lead. A single by Mr. Poole on a wide field goal attempt was the only point of the 3rd quarter, and Montreal took a 25-14 lead in the 4th quarter on a 13-yard touchdown pass from Mr. Etcheverry to Joey Pal. The Eskimos came back with a 14-yard touchdown rush by Glenn Lippman, converted by Mr. Dean, to make the score 25-20. After Edmonton took the lead, Mr. Etcheverry began another Montreal march, but Mr. O'Quinn lost the ball at the Edmonton 35-yard line, the play was ruled a fumble, and the Eskimos recovered. Mr. O'Quinn caught 12 passes for 290 yards, a Grey Cup record that still stands. It was the final game for Canadian Hall of Fame members Virgil Wagner of the Alouettes, Bill Zock of the Eskimos, and, most memorably, Edmonton centre Eagle Keys, who played much of the game with a broken leg.

Canadian university
Playoff
Toronto 9 @ Western Ontario 8

Steve Oneschuk rushed 5 yards for a touchdown in the 3rd quarter, converted his own TD, and added a 40-yard field goal as the Varsity Blues edged the Mustangs at J.W. Little Memorial Stadium in London to win the senior intercollegiate championship. John Girvin rushed 2 yards for a UWO touchdown in the 2nd quarter, converted by Gino Fracas. Mr. Fracas missed 2 field goal attempts, scoring singles on both kicks, which were the difference in the game. It was the final university game for both Mr. Fracas and Western quarterback Don Getty, who joined the Edmonton Eskimos of the Western Interprovincial Football Union in 1955.

50 years ago
1964


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Candy Store--Dickie Rock (5th week at #1)

Edmonton's top 10 (CJCA)
1 Leader of the Pack--The Shangri-Las (3rd week at #1)
2 She's Not There--The Zombies
3 I Feel Fine--The Beatles
4 Slaughter on Tenth Avenue--The Ventures
5 Mr. Lonely--Bobby Vinton
6 Mountain of Love--Johnny Rivers
7 Alone and Lonely--Bobby Curtola
8 Run, Run, Run--The Gestures
9 I'm Into Something Good--Herman's Hermits
10 Do Wah Diddy Diddy--Manfred Mann
Pick hit of the week: I Feel Fine--The Beatles
New this week: Bucket T--Ronny and the Daytonas
Just Call, and I'll Be There--P.J. Proby
Dear Heart--Andy Williams
Boom Boom--The Animals
Lovin' Place--Gale Garnett
Leader of the Laundromat--The Detergents

Leader of the Laundromat was a spoof of Leader of the Pack.

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: I'm Leaving It (All) Up to You--Donny and Marie Osmond (4th week at #1)

Football
WFL
Playoffs
Round 2
Hawaii 19 @ Birmingham 22
Florida 18 @ Memphis 15 (29th)

30 years ago
1984


Diplomacy
The governments of the United Kingdom and Spain signed the Brussels Agreement--to take effect in February 1985--under which the U.K. agreed to enter into discussions with Spain over Gibraltar, including sovereignty.

Hockey
NHL
Guy Lafleur, in his 14th season with the Montreal Canadiens, announced he his retirement from hockey after 518 goals and 728 assists in 962 games. In 19 games in 1984-85 he had scored just 2 goals and 3 assists as his playing time diminished.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Lafleur

25 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): If I Could Turn Back Time--Cher (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Swing the Mood--Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Carlos Arias Navarro, 80
. Prime Minister of Spain, 1973-1976. Mr. Arias, a member of the Falange party, took office as Prime Minister on December 31, 1973 after the assassination of Luis Carrero Blanco. Mr. Arias was in office when dictator Francisco Franco died in 1975, and remained as Prime Minister until his dismissal by King Juan Carlos I on July 1, 1976.

War
FMLN rebels in El Salvador resumed their offensive in San Salvador, and the homes of several American diplomats were seized.

Protest
Millions of workers joined a two-hour general strike in Czechoslovakia.

Politics and government
The Virginia Board of Elections certified Democratic party candidate Douglas Wilder as the winner of the November 7 gubernatorial election.

Terrorism
A Boeing 727 jetliner, Avianca flight 203, exploded in mid-air over Colombia shortly after takeoff from Bogota, killing all 107 people on board and 3 people on the ground. The Medellín Cartel claimed responsibility for the attack.

20 years ago
1994


Hit parade
#1 single in Austria (Ö3): Cotton-Eyed Joe--Rednex (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Cotton-Eyed Joe--Rednex

Football
CFL
Grey Cup @ B.C. Place Stadium, Vancouver
British Columbia 26 Baltimore 23

Lui Passaglia kicked a 38-yard field goal on the last play of regulation time to give the Lions the win over the Baltimore Football Club before 55,097 fans. The field goal was Mr. Passaglia's fourth of the game; he also converted both B.C. touchdowns, which came on a 17-yard interception return by Charles Gordon in the 2nd quarter, and a 1-yard quarterback sneak by Danny McManus in the 3rd quarter. Baltimore touchdowns were scored by quarterback Tracy Ham on a 1-yard rush at 8:39 of the 2nd quarter and a 36-yard interception return by Karl Anthony just 35 seconds later. Donald Igwebuike converted both and added 3 field goals. Mr. Anthony was named the game's Most Valuable Player. It was the final game in the 11-year Hall of Fame career of B.C. defensive back Less Browne.

10 years ago
2004


Religion
Pope John Paul II returned the relics of 4th century Archbishop of Constantinople Saint John Chrysostom to the Eastern Orthodox Church.

Football
CIS
Vanier Cup @ Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton
Laval 7 Saskatchewan 1

Matthew Leblanc's 12-yard field goal with 2:51 remaining in the 3rd quarter provided the winning margin as the Rouge et Or overcame a 1-0 halftime deficit before 14,227 fans to defeat the Huskies and win their second straight national championship and the first Vanier Cup to be played outside Toronto. Saskatchewan punter Brad Ollen's single in the 1st quarter was the only scoring until Mr. Leblanc's field goal. Mr. Leblanc missed a 16-yard field goal with 9:51 remaining in the 4th quarter, scoring a single to make the score 4-1. Laval added a safety touch with 5:50 remaining to take a 6-1 lead, and Jeronimo Huerta-Flores punted for a single with 34 seconds remaining to close the scoring in the lowest-scoring Vanier Cup ever, and the first without a touchdown.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

November 26, 2014

225 years ago
1789

Americana

The United States celebrated its first Thanksgiving since President George Washington had issued his Thanksgiving Proclamation on October 3.

75 years ago
1939


War
The Soviet Army shelled the Russian village of Mainila near the Finnish border, an incident which was used to justify the start of the Winter War with Finland four days later.

70 years ago
1944


War
A German V-2 rocket hit a Woolworth's store on New Cross High Street in London, killing 168 people. Germany began V-1 and V-2 rocket attacks on Antwerp, Belgium. U.S. forces in France split the Maginot Line in gains of five miles on the Saar basin front.

Politics and government
Itlaian Prime Minister Ivanoe Bonomi and his cabinet resigned.

Defense
The 17,000-ton U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Bon Homme Richard was commissioned at the New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn in the presence of 10,000 invited guests.

60 years ago
1954


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): This Ole House--Rosemary Clooney

50 years ago
1964


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): Baby Love--The Supremes (2nd week at #1)

40 years ago
1974


Died on this date
Cyril Connolly, 71
. U.K. writer. Mr. Connolly was an influential literary critic. He edited the magazine Horizon from 1940-1949.

30 years ago
1984


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): I Just Called to Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder (7th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): I Just Called to Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder (6th week at #1)

25 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: Lambada--Kaoma (14th week at #1)

Politics and government
Four days of voting in parliamentary elections in India concluded with the governing Congress Party under the leadership of Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi losing more than half its seats; opposition parties won more than half of the seats.

In a national referendum, Hungarians voted in favour of letting their next parliament choose the president of the country. Opposition groups had favoured this approach, rather than the direct election of the president. Parliamentary elections were to take place in 1990.

Football
CFL
Grey Cup @ SkyDome, Toronto
Saskatchewan 43 Hamilton 40

Dave Ridgway’s 35-yard field goal with 2 seconds remaining in regulation time gave the Roughriders the win over the Tiger-Cats in one of the most exciting Grey Cup games ever played. It was the second Grey Cup win for the Roughriders, and their first in 23 years. 54,088 were in attendance at the first Grey Cup to be played at SkyDome. Mr. Ridgway’s game-winning field goal, his fourth of the game, came just 42 seconds after Tony Champion had made a spectacular touchdown catch which, after Paul Osbaldiston’s convert, tied the game. Saskatchewan quarterback Kent Austin, who was chosen the game’s outstanding offensive player, completed 26 of 41 passes for 474 yards and touchdowns to Ray Elgaard, Jeff Fairholm, and Don Narcisse. Tim McCray ran 1 yard for the other Roughrider touchdown. Mr. Ridgway converted all 4 touchdowns, Terry Baker punted for a single, and the Roughriders scored a safety touch. Saskatchewan receiver Mark Guy caught 4 passes for 100 yards and returned 4 kickoffs for 127 and 1 punt for 6. Hamilton quarterback Mike Kerrigan completed 23 of 35 passes for 303 yards and 3 touchdowns. Mr. Champion led all receivers with 8 receptions for 106 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Hamilton running back Derrick McAdoo carried 21 times for 83 yards and a touchdown, caught 2 passes for 29 yards and another touchdown, and returned 3 kickoffs for 75. Mr. Osbaldiston added 4 converts and 4 field goals. Saskatchewan defensive tackle Chuck Klingbeil, who recorded 2 quarterback sacks, was named the game’s outstanding defensive player, and Mr. Ridgway was chosen the outstanding Canadian. The Tiger-Cats led 13-1 after the first quarter and 27-22 at halftime. The Roughriders led 34-30 after three quarters.

20 years ago
1994


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Tomorrow--Silverchair (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): King of Your Heart--Good Shape

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Hymn--Caballero (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I'll Make Love to You--Boyz II Men (14th week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I'll Make Love to You--Boyz II Men (13th week at #1)
2 Here Comes the Hotstepper--Ini Kamoze
3 Secret--Madonna
4 On Bended Knee--Boys II Men
5 All I Wanna Do--Sheryl Crow
6 Always--Bon Jovi
7 I'm the Only One--Melissa Etheridge
8 I Wanna Be Down--Brandy
9 Never Lie--Immature
10 You Want This/70's Love Groove--Janet Jackson

Singles entering the chart were Shame by Zhane (#56); Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon by Overkill (#74); Constantly by Immature (#77); Spin the Black Circle/Tremor Christ by Pearl Jam (#78); Foolin' Around by Changing Faces (#87); Dream Away by Babyface & Lisa Stansfield (#88); and Sun's Gonna Rise by Sass Jordan (#91). Dream Away was from the movie The Pagemaster (1994).

10 years ago
2004


Crime
A man stabbed and killed eight people and seriously wounded another four in a school dormitory in Ruzhou, China.

Science
The last Poʻouli (Black-faced honeycreeper) died of avian malaria in the Maui Bird Conservation Center in Olinda, Hawaii before it could breed, making the species in all probability extinct.

November 25, 2014

175 years ago
1839


Disasters
A cyclone struck India with high winds and a 40-foot storm surge, destroying the port city of Coringa. The storm wave swept inland, taking with it 20,000 ships and thousands of people. An estimated 300,000 deaths resulted.

150 years ago
1864


War
In the U.S. Civil War, a group of Confederate operatives calling themselves the Confederate Army of Manhattan started fires in more than 20 locations in an unsuccessful attempt to burn down New York City.

100 years ago
1914


Born on this date
Joe DiMaggio
. Mr. DiMaggio, nicknamed "The Yankee Clipper," was the second of three brothers who were major league outfielders, and was one of the greatest players of his era (1936-1942, 1946-1951), playing center field with the New York Yankees for his entire career. He batted .325 with 361 home runs and 1,537 runs batted in 1,736 games. Joltin' Joe's achievements are too numerous to mention here, but perhaps his most amazing statistic is that he had just 8 more strikeouts than home runs in his career. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955. Mr. DiMaggio died on March 8, 1999 at the age of 84.

80 years ago
1934


On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Louis Hector and Leigh Lovell, on NBC
Today’s episode: The Adventure of the Syrian Mummy

75 years ago
1939


Football
IRFU
Finals
Ottawa 28 @ Toronto 6 (Ottawa won 2-game, total points series 39-6)

ORFU
Finals
Sarnia 18 @ Montreal 13 (Sarnia won 2-game, total points series 31-14)

Ottawa's Arnie McWatters recovered his own 45-yard punt to the Toronto end zone for a touchdown to open the scoring as the Rough Riders routed the Argonauts before 20,000 fans at Varsity Stadium. Andy Tommy rushed 78 yards in the 3rd quarter to set up his own 1-yard touchdown rush; Tony Golab rushed 1 yard for a touchdown; and Orville Burke completed a pass to Tommy Daley for the other Ottawa TD. Doug McPherson scored the only Toronto touchdown on a 21-yard fumble return in the 3rd quarter.

The Westmounts amassed 20 first downs and 356 yards total offense to just 1 first down and 40 yards total offense for the Imperials, but Sarnia took advantage of Montreal fumbles to win the game and the series. Montreal's Ray Mullins was a notable goat: he fumbled the opening kickoff, which Sarnia's Ike Norris recovered for a touchdown, and lost a fumble on his 1-yard line, leading to a 1-yard touchdown rush by Mike Hedgewick on the next play. Lyle Withers scored the Imperials' final touchdown when the Westmounts fumbled a punt in their own end zone and Mr. Withers recovered.

70 years ago
1944


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): You Always Hurt the One You Love--The Mills Brothers (4th week at #1)

Died on this date
Kenesaw Mountain Landis, 78
. Commissioner of Baseball, 1920-1944. Mr. Landis was a judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois from 1905-1922, and was appointed baseball's first Commissioner in the wake of the "Black Sox" scandal, when members of the Chicago White Sox conspired with gamblers to throw the 1919 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds. He banned eight White Sox players for life, which remained the signature act of his reign, the achievements of which are too numerous to mention here. Judge Landis died five days after his 78th birthday.

Abominations
The U.S. War Refugee Board revealed the first details of Nazi atrocities at the death camps of Birkenau and Auschwitz in Poland, stating that 1.7 million Jews had been murdered there.

War
The Canadian corvette HMCS Shawinigan was lost in Newfoundland's Cabot Strait. Soviet units in Hungary captured Hatvan, 30 miles northeast of Budapest, while other units landed on Csepel Island in the Danube River.

Protest
Anti-conscription riots took place in Montreal and Quebec City after Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King's announcement that 16,000 conscripts would be sent to England.

Labour
The U.S. National War Labor Board agreed to permit some adjustments in the steel wage formula, but rejected a Congress of Industrial Organizations demand for a guaranteed annual wage.

Football
CRU
Grey Cup @ Civic Stadium, Hamilton
Montreal St. Hyacinthe-Donnacona 7 Hamilton Wildcats 6

Dutch Davey completed a 33-yard touchdown pass to Johnny Taylor in the 2nd quarter and then punted for the winning point in the 4th quarter as the "Combines" edged the Wildcats before 3,871 fans to become the last armed services team to win the Grey Cup. Mr. Taylor's touchdown gave the Navy club a 6-0 halftime lead, which stood until the Wildcats tied the game in the 4th quarter on a touchdown by Paul Miocinovich, converted by Joe Krol. This was the last Grey Cup between two eastern teams.

50 years ago
1964


Football
CFL
The Schenley Awards for the CFL's most outstanding players of 1964 were handed out in Toronto. Calgary Stampeders' fullback Lovell Coleman was named Most Outstanding Player over Toronto Argonauts' halfback Dick Shatto; Hamilton Tiger-Cats' flanker Tommy Grant was named Most Outstanding Canadian Player over Calgary Stampeders' defensive back and kicker Larry Robinson; and British Columbia Lions' middle guard Tom Brown was named Most Outstanding Lineman over Hamilton Tiger-Cats' defensive tackle John Barrow.

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): I Honestly Love You--Olivia Newton-John (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Rock Your Baby--George McCrae (5th week at #1)

Died on this date
U Thant, 65
. Burmese diplomat. Mr. Thant was 3rd Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1961-1971, dealing with world events such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, and the independence of African colonies.

Nick Drake, 26. Burmese-born U.K. musician. Mr. Drake was a singer-songwriter and guitarist who recorded three albums from 1969-1972. He was ignored during his lifetime, but since his death from an antidepressant overdose, has become an influence on a number of British musicians.

30 years ago
1984


Hit parade
#1 single in France (SNEP): Besoin de rien, envie de toi--Peter and Sloane (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: When the Rain Begins to Fall--Jermaine Jackson and Pia Zadora

Music
36 top British musicians gathered in a Notting Hill studio and recorded the song Do They Know It's Christmas? under the name Band Aid in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia.

25 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): If I Could Turn Back Time--Cher (4th week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): Swing the Mood--Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Lambada--Kaoma (9th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Lily Was Here--David A. Stewart and Candy Dulfer

#1 single in the U.K.: You Got It (The Right Stuff)--New Kids on the Block

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Blame It on the Rain--Milli Vanilli

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Blame it on the Rain--Milli Vanilli
2 Angelia--Richard Marx
3 (It's Just) The Way that You Love Me--Paula Abdul
4 Love Shack--The B-52's
5 When I See You Smile--Bad English
6 We Didn't Start the Fire--Billy Joel
7 Listen to Your Heart--Roxette
8 Poison--Alice Cooper
9 Get on Your Feet--Gloria Estefan
10 Back to Life--Soul II Soul

Singles entering the chart were Downtown Train by Rod Stewart (#54); Tender Lover by Babyface (#70); I Remember You by Skidrow (#75); Was it Nothing at All by Michael Damian (#77); Lullaby by the Cure (#80); and Janie's Got a Gun by Aerosmith (#87).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Listen to Your Heart--Roxette
2 Sowing the Seeds of Love--Tears for Fears
3 When I See You Smile--Bad English
4 Miss You Much--Janet Jackson
5 Angelia--Richard Marx
6 No Souvenirs--Melissa Etheridge
7 Cover Girl--New Kids on the Block
8 Another Day in Paradise--Phil Collins
9 The Best--Tina Turner
10 We Didn't Start the Fire--Billy Joel

Singles entering the chart were Too Hot by Loverboy (#78); Free Fallin' by Tom Petty (#82); White Hot by Tom Cochrane & Red Rider (#84); Janie's Got a Gun by Aerosmith (#87); Devolution Workin' Man Blues by the Alarm (#89); Sacrifice by Elton John (#91); A Girl Like You by the Smithereens (#92); and 500 Miles by the Hooters (#96). White Hot was a new version of the song that had originally been a hit for Red Rider in 1980.

20 years ago
1994


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Spanish Lady--Dustin (2nd week at #1)

Monday, November 24, 2014

November 24, 2014

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Brenda Heaps and Fermina Martinez!

375 years ago
1639


Space
The transit of Venus across the Sun was first observed.

150 years ago
1864


Born on this date
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
. French artist. Mr. Toulouse-Lautrec was known for his paintings and illustrations of Paris night life in the late 19th century. He died from drink and syphilis on September 9, 1901 at the age of 36.

80 years ago
1934


Football
CRU
Grey Cup @ Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Sarnia 20 Regina 12

The Imperials, winners of four straight Ontario Rugby Football Union championships, defeated the Roughriders 20-12 in front of 8,900 fans for their first Grey Cup win. It was the sixth time in seven years that the Roughriders had played in the Grey Cup, and they had yet to win. Gordon Paterson and Johnny Manone scored the Sarnia touchdowns. Alex Hayes drop-kicked 2 converts and a field goal, while Hugh "Bummer" Stirling punted for 5 singles for the Imperials. Ted Olson and Steve Adkins scored touchdowns for Regina; Paul Kirk converted one of them, and Mr. Olson added a single. It was the first Grey Cup in which the western team had scored more than one touchdown. The game marked the end of the 15-year Hall of Fame career of Sarnia's Norm Perry.

70 years ago
1944


Music
Rounds, a composition by David Diamond that had been commissioned by the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, was given its premiere performance by that orchestra.

War
U.S. World War II casualties through November 7 were reported to be 528,795, including 162,860 killed. U.S. forces in Germany reached a line from Kesselingen to Remering, thus threatening the Saar Basin. U.S. planes destroyed three transports and a destroyer escort carrying Japanese reinforcements to Leyte Island in the Philippines. U.S. Pacific Fleet planes struck at Luzon Island, sinking 20 Japanese ships. The first bombing raid against Tokyo from the east and by land was carried out by 88 American aircraft.

Politics and government
Polish Premier Stanislaw Mikolajczyk resigned after a cabinet disagreement over methods of negotiating with the U.S.S.R.

Defense
The annual convention of the U.S. Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools urged a delay in universal military training legislation until war emotions subsided.

Labour
The Congress of Industrial Organizations criticized the U.S. National War Labor Board for poor administration and unfortunate policies, and asked for an immediate upward revision of the Little Steel wage formula.

50 years ago
1964


On television tonight
The Fugitive, starring David Janssen, on ABC
Tonight's episode: The Cage, with guest stars Brenda Scott, Tim O'Connor, and Joe De Santis

40 years ago
1974


Terrorism
British police charged six men in connection with the bombings of two pubs in Birmingham three days earlier.

Science
Donald Johanson and Tom Gray discovered the 40%-complete Australopithecus afarensis skeleton, nicknamed "Lucy," in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia's Afar Depression.

Football
CFL
Grey Cup @ Empire Stadium, Vancouver
Montreal 20 Edmonton 7

Don Sweet set a Grey Cup record with 4 field goals as the Alouette defense smothered the Eskimo offense to win the last Grey Cup ever played at Empire Stadium before 34,450 rain-soaked fans. The Eskimos opened the scoring in the 1st quarter on an 8-yard touchdown pass from Tom Wilkinson to Calvin Harrell, but Mr. Wilkinson had suffered a shoulder injury on a late hit by Montreal defensive end Junior Ah You just before the touchdown, and was forced to leave the game, and the Eskimos never recovered their offensive momentum. Mr. Sweet scored a single on a wide field goal attempt in the 2nd quarter and converted Larry Sherrer's 5-yard touchdown rush before kicking a 27-yard field goal with 3 seconds remaining in the 1st half to give the Alouettes an 11-7 halftime lead. He added 3 more field goals in the 2nd half to provide Montreal with a comfortable lead. Montreal quarterback Sonny Wade, who relieved starter Jimmy Jones and completed 10 of 25 passes for 139 yards, was named the game's Most Valuable Player on offense, while Mr. Ah You was the MVP on defense. Mr. Sweet was awarded the Dick Suderman Memorial Trophy as the game's outstanding Canadian player. It was the last game in the 14-year Hall of Fame career of Montreal defensive back Marv Luster.

30 years ago
1984


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): I Just Called To Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (VRT Top 30): Purple Rain--Prince and the Revolution (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Purple Rain--Prince and the Revolution (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): I Feel for You--Chaka Khan (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: I Feel for You--Chaka Khan (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Wake Me Up Before You Go Go--Wham! (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Wake Me Up Before You Go Go--Wham!
2 Purple Rain--Prince and the Revolution
3 I Feel for You--Chaka Khan
4 Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)--Billy Ocean
5 Strut--Sheena Easton
6 I Just Called to Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder
7 Out of Touch by Daryl Hall John Oates
8 Better Be Good to Me--Tina Turner
9 All Through the Night--Cyndi Lauper
10 Desert Moon--Dennis DeYoung

Singles entering the chart were Easy Lover by Philip Bailey (with Phil Collins) (#66); Misled by Kool & The Gang (#86); Foolish Heart by Steve Perry (#88); Neutron Dance by the Pointer Sisters (#89); and The Wild Life by Bananarama (#90).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Wake Me Up Before You Go Go--Wham! (3rd week at #1)
2 I Just Called to Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder
3 Purple Rain--Prince and the Revolution
4 The Glamorous Life--Sheila E.
5 Hard Habit to Break--Chicago
6 Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)--Billy Ocean
7 The War Song--Culture Club
8 Better Be Good to Me--Tina Turner
9 Out of Touch by Daryl Hall John Oates
10 Lucky Star--Madonna

Singles entering the chart were Like a Virgin by Madonna (#71); Ti Amo by Laura Branigan (#74); Do What You Do by Jermaine Jackson (#75); Born in the U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen (#84); Smalltown Boy by the Bronski Beat (#85); It Ain't Enough by Corey Hart (#88); and Romantic Traffic by the Spoons (#92).

Football
CIAU
Vanier Cup @ Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Guelph 22 Mount Allison 13

The Gryphons scored 15 points in the 4th quarter to defeat the Mounties 22-13 and win their first Vanier Cup in front of 19,842 fans. Parri Ceci, who was named the game’s outstanding player, caught an 89-yard touchdown pass from Randy Walters in the first quarter, and with the Gryphons trailing 13-7 in the fourth quarter, made an outstanding catch for a 38-yard touchdown on a pass from Mr. Walters to tie the game. Tim Quirke’s convert was blocked, but Mr. Quirke kicked a 24-yard field goal with 2:50 remaining to give the Gryphons a 16-13 lead. Jed Tommy ran 1 yard for a touchdown on the game’s final play; the convert wasn’t attempted because so many fans had run onto the field. Mr. Quirke was succesfsful in converting Guelph’s first touchdown. Defensive back Scott Cameron scored Mount Allison’s touchdown on a fumble recovery. Terry Baker converted and kicked field goals of 11 and 24 yards, but also missed 4 field goals.

25 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Right Here Waiting--Richard Marx (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Lambada--Kaoma (10th week at #1)

Politics and government
24 members of the Czechoslovakian Politburo and Secretariat--the entire leadership of the ruling Communist Party--resigned to make way for democratic changes. A new Presidium, including 6 holdovers, was named, with Karel Urbanek as general secretary of the party. Alexander Dubcek, who had led the "Prague Spring" reform movement in 1968 before it had been crushed by an invasion from the U.S.S.R., spoke to a crowd of 250,000 in Prague’s Wenceslas Square.

Nicolae Ceausescu, who had been in power since 1965, was unanimously re-elected secretary of the Romanian Communist Party at the party’s 14th Congress in Bucharest.

Health
The Journal of the American Medical Association reported that women who take non-prescription multivitamin pills containing folic acid early in pregnancy reduce the risk of having a baby with certain neurological defects. These neural tube defects include anencephaly (tha absence of part or all of the brain); and spina bifida, in which part of the spinal cord protrudes from the spinal column. Mothers who took these pills during the first 6 weeks of pregnancy had only ¼ as many babies with these defects as women who did not take such pills. 23,000 women participated in the study.

20 years ago
1994


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Feeling So Real--Moby (2nd week at #1)

10 years ago
2004


Died on this date
Arthur Hailey, 84
. U.K.-born author. Mr. Hailey was known for bestselling novels such as In High Places (1962); Hotel (1965); and Airport (1968).

Sunday, November 23, 2014

November 23, 2014

200 years ago
1814


Died on this date
Elbridge Gerry, 70
. 5th Vice President of the United States of America, 1813-1814. Mr. Gerry represented Massachusetts' 3rd District in the United States House of Representatives from 1789-1793 before joining the Democratic-Republican Party, serving as Governor of Massachusetts from 1810-1812 and then as U.S. Vice President under President James Madison. He died after suddenly taking ill, becoming the first U.S. Vice President to die in office. Mr. Gerry is best known as the inspiration for the term gerrymander, referring to the manipulation of the boundaries of electoral districts in order to give an advantage to a particular party or candidate. In 1812, Mr. Gerry, then Governor of Massachusetts, signed a bill that redistricted the state to favour the Democratic-Republican Party. The shape of one of the districts was said to resemble a salamander when shown on a map, hence the term.

125 years ago
1889


Technology
The first jukebox was installed at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco.

100 years ago
1914


Born on this date
Donald Nixon
. U.S. restaurateur. Mr. Nixon, a younger brother of U.S. President Richard Nixon, operated a drive-in restaurant called Nixon's in Whittier, California. In 1957 he accepted a loan of $205,000 from billionaire Howard Hughes to bail out the financially-troubled restaurant, but many suspeced that the loan was actually a political favour for Richard Nixon. Donald Nixon died on June 27, 1987 at the age of 72.

War
The last U.S. forces withdrew from the Mexican city of Veracruz, occupied seven months earlier in response to the Tampico Affair.

90 years ago
1924


Space
Astronomer Edwin Hubble's scientific discovery that Andromeda, previously believed to be a nebula within the Milky Way, was actually another galaxy, and that the Milky Way is only one of many such galaxies in the universe, was first published in a newspaper.

80 years ago
1934


World events
An Anglo-Ethiopian boundary commission in the Ogaden discovered an Italian garrison at Walwal, well within Ethiopian territory. The discovery led to the Abyssinia Crisis.

75 years ago
1939


War
The British armed merchant cruiser HMS Rawalpindi was sunk by the German battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau north of the Faroe Islands, with the loss of 238 men, including Captain Edward Kennedy. 48 survivors were picked up.

70 years ago
1944


War
The Canadian government of Prime Minister Mackenzie King issued an order-in-council making 16,000 conscripts--popularly known as "Zombies"--eligible for immediate overseas duty as reinforcements. French troops entered Strasbourg against light German opposition. Soviet troops renewed their drive in the eastern end of Slovakia, capturing Cop. American planes destroyed or damaged frour troop-laden Japanese ships heading for Ormoc in the Philippines.

World events
Two days after being arrested, U.K. author P.G. Wodehouse was released by Paris police with the provision that he report at intervals to French authorities.

Politics and government
Yugoslavian leader Marshal Tito announced plans for a federal democratic government in Yugoslavia.

Aviation
The technical committtees of the International Civil Aviation Conference in Chicago adopted a code of common practices involving worthiness of craft; identification markers; weather reporting procedures; scales; symbols; and customs procedures.

Health
The Journal of the American Medical Association published a Duke University study claiming that Americans with a normal diet did not benefit from vitamins.

60 years ago
1954


On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson, on BBC Light Programme
Tonight's episode: The Norwood Builder

Economics and finance
The Dow Jones industrial average closed at 382.74, marking its highest level since before the crash of October 29, 1929.

50 years ago
1964


Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Ma Vie--Alain Barriere (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Canada (RPM): Ain't That Loving You Baby--Elvis Presley (2nd week at #1)

On television tonight
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, on NBC
Tonight's episode: The McGregor Affair, starring Andrew Duggan, Elsa Lanchester, Bill Smith, and John Hoyt

Football
CFL
Bobby Dobbs resigned as head coach of the Calgary Stampeders, the day after they had been defeated in the Western Finals by the British Columbia Lions. Jim Finks had resigned as the Stampeders' general manager in September to accept the same position with the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League, and Mr. Dobbs was one of those interested in the vacant Calgary position. However, the Stampeder directors chose one of Mr. Dobbs' assistant coaches, Rogers Lehew, to be the new general manager, and Mr. Dobbs was unwilling to work under someone who had worked under him, especially when he also wanted the job. In 4 seasons as head coach of the Stampeders Mr. Dobbs compiled a record of 44-33-3, and led the team into the Western Finals 3 times, losing every time. He announced his resignation at the team's end-of-season party, and was never heard from in the CFL again.

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): Sing a Song of Love--George Baker Selection

#1 single in the U.K.: Gonna Make You a Star--David Essex (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I Can Help--Billy Swan

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet--Bachman-Turner Overdrive
2 My Melody of Love--Bobby Vinton
3 I Can Help--Billy Swan
4 Longfellow Serenade--Neil Diamond
5 Back Home Again--John Denver
6 When Will I See You Again--The Three Degrees
7 Whatever Gets You Thru the Night--John Lennon with the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band
8 Kung Fu Fighting--Carl Douglas
9 Everlasting Love--Carl Carlton
10 Life is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me)--Reunion

Singles entering the chart were Please Mr. Postman by the Carpenters (#70); Morning Side of the Mountain by Donny and Marie Osmond (#71); Dark Horse by George Harrison (#73); Postcard by the Who (#78); Dancin' Fool by the Guess Who (#81); Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd (#85); Coldblooded by James Brown (#91); Doctor's Orders by Carol Douglas (#92); Pick Up the Pieces by Average White Band (#94); I Feel Sanctified by the Commodores (#95); If by Telly Savalas (#96); Ruby, Baby by Billy "Crash" Craddock (#97); Love Me Now by Ruby Winters (#98); Harlem by the 5th Dimension (#99); and Rock 'N Roll (I Gave You the Best Years of My Life) by Terry Jacks (#100).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet--Bachman-Turner Overdrive (3rd week at #1)
2 Whatever Gets You Thru the Night--John Lennon with the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band
3 My Melody of Love--Bobby Vinton
4 The Bitch is Back--Elton John
5 Life is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me)--Reunion
6 I Honestly Love You--Olivia Newton-John
7 After the Goldrush--Prelude
8 Can't Get Enough--Bad Company
9 So You are a Star--The Hudson Brothers
10 Tin Man--America

Singles entering the chart were Dancin' Fool by the Guess Who (#76); Never Can Say Goodbye by Gloria Gaynor (#82); All that I Could Ever Be is Me by Bob Rapson (#85); Ain't Too Proud to Beg by the Rolling Stones (#92); Only You by Ringo Starr (#93); Fairytale by the Pointer Sisters (#96); Three Ring Circus by Blue Magic (#97); Early Morning Love by Sammy Johns (#98); Black Lassie by Cheech & Chong (#99); and Nobody by the Doobie Brothers (#100).

Calgary's top 10
1 So You are a Star--The Hudson Brothers
2 You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet--Bachman-Turner Overdrive
3 Carrie's Gone--J.C. Stone
4 Can't Get Enough--Bad Company
5 Tin Man--America
6 Pencil Thin Mustache--Jimmy Buffett
7 Whatever Gets You Thru the Night--John Lennon with the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band
8 Ramona--Stampeders
9 Back Home Again--John Denver
10 Everlasting Love--Carl Carlton
Pick hit of the week: Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues)--Three Dog Night

Died on this date
Cornelius Ryan, 54
. Irish-born U.S. journalist and author. Mr. Ryan was best known for his World War II history books The Longest Day: 6 June 1944 D-Day (1959); The Last Battle (1966); and A Bridge Too Far (1974). He died of prostate cancer just two months after the publication of A Bridge Too Far, and while that book was topping bestseller lists.

Abominations
60 Ethiopian politicians, aristocrats, military officers, and other persons were executed by the country's provisional military government.

Hockey
NHL
Philadelphia 6 @ Toronto 3

The defending Stanley Cup champion Flyers beat the Maple Leafs at Maple Leaf Gardens in the national Hockey Night in Canada telecast. The highlight for Toronto fans was Eddie Shack's first goal of the season. The low point was Philadelphia centre and captain Bobby Clarke's vicious and unprovoked attack on Toronto defenceman Rod Seiling. Mr. Clarke speared Mr. Seiling in the stomach and then proceeded to beat him up. Mr. Clarke was a dirty player, but he was usually more subtle about it than on this occasion.

30 years ago
1984


Disasters
Almost 1,000 passengers were trapped in smoke-filled tunnels for three hours after a fire at London's busiest underground station, Oxford Circus.

Football
NCAA
Doug Flutie’s 48-yard touchdown pass to Gerard Phelan on the last play of the game gave Boston College Eagles a 47-45 win over the University of Miami Hurricanes at the Orange Bowl in Miami.

25 years ago
1989


World events
Alexander Dubcek, leader of the "Prague Spring" reform movement in Czechoslovakia in 1968, spoke to a pro-democracy crowd in Bratislava.

20 years ago
1994


Died on this date
Irwin Kostal, 83
. U.S. musical arranger and orchestra conductor. Mr. Kostal won Academy Awards for scoring the musical films West Side Story (1961) and The Sound of Music (1965).

Tommy Boyce, 55. U.S. songwriter. Mr. Boyce and Bobby Hart were known for writing songs for the Monkees, such as (Theme From) The Monkees; Last Train to Clarksville; and Valleri. They also performed as a duo, achieving chart success in 1968 with singles such as I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight and Alice Long. Mr. Boyce had suffered a brain aneurysm not long before and had reportedly been told by his doctor that he was likely to suffer another more serious one in the future, which may have led to him committing suicide by shooting himself.

War
About 50 NATO aircraft attacked three Serb militia bases in Bosnia in reprisal for the previous day's missiles fired at British aircraft on NATO patrol.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

November 22, 2014

150 years ago
1864


War
In the U.S. Civil War, Confederate forces under General John Bell Hood invaded Tennessee in an unsuccessful attempt to draw Union General William T. Sherman from Georgia.

90 years ago
1924


Football
IRFU-Canadian university playoff @ Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Queen's University 11 Hamilton Tigers 1

Pep Leadley was successful on 3 of 4 field goals and punted for 2 singles to score all the points for the Tricolor as they beat the Tigers before 17,000 fans to advance to the Eastern Final aganst ORFU champion Toronto Balmy Beach one week hence.

70 years ago
1944


War
Canadian Defence Minister General A.G.L. McNaughton was told by the Canadian Army Council that only conscription would provide enough reinforcements; members of the Council threatened to resign if he didn''t agree. U.S. troops reached the Germans' Roer River line in the Battle of the Cologne Plain. British troops in Italy advancing toward Faenza crossed the Cosina River and established five bridgeheads. Soviet troops in Hungary pushed to within 18 miles of Budapest. U.S. troops on Leyte Island in the Philippines smashed through Limon, practically destroying the Japanese 1st Division.

Diplomacy
A committee was formed in Managua, Nicaragua to work for a union of Central American republics.

Scandal
Pacific Mills of Lawrence, Massachusetts paid the U.S. Office of Price Administration $2,165, 842.02 for charging more than the ceiling price on more than 20 million yards of cloth.

Labour
The Ohio Federation of Telephone Workers ended its one-week-old strike of operators in Dayton after conferences with the National War Labor Board in Washington.

60 years ago
1954


On television tonight
Sherlock Holmes, starring Ronald Howard and H. Marion Crawford
Tonight's episode: The Case of the Shy Ballerina

Society
The Humane Society of the United States was founded.

50 years ago
1964


Football
CFL
Western Finals
Calgary 14 @ British Columbia 33 (British Columbia won best-of-three series 2-1)

B.C. quarterback Joe Kapp connected with Willie Fleming for a 71-yard touchdown pass 6 minutes into the game and added TD passes to Mack Burton, Sonny Homer, and Pat Claridge as the Lions beat the Stampeders before 32,504 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver to win their second straight Western Football Conference title. The Lions built a 23-3 halftime lead and coasted to victory. The B.C. defense made 4 interceptions off Calgary quarterbacks Eagle Day and Jerry Keeling. It was the last game in Canadian football for Bobby Dobbs after 4 seasons as head coach of the Stampeders.

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: Kung Fu Fighting--Carl Douglas

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Kung Fu Fighting--Carl Douglas (3rd week at #1)

Diplomacy
The United Nations General Assembly granted observer status to the Palestine Liberation Organization.

Oil
The Canadiann government of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau announced a reduction in crude oil exports to the U.S. to help increase Canadian self-sufficiency in oil. The cuts were to begin in 1975, with imports expected to end by 1982.

Football
CIAU
Canadian College Bowl @ CNE Stadium, Toronto
Western Ontario 19 Toronto 15

Western Ontario quarterback Bill Robinson completed a 63-yard touchdown pass to Jay Parry and linebacker Jim Cimba recovered a fumble by Toronto punter Mike Sokovnin in the Toronto end zone with 10 seconds remaining in the 1st half as the Mustangs held on to defeat the Varsity Blues before 24,777 fans and won the Vanier Cup. Backup quarterback Al Brenchley rallied the Toronto offense late in the game, but the drive stalled with a turnover on downs at the Western 15-yard line. UWO linebacker Ian Bryans was awarded the Ted Morris Memorial Trophy as the game's Most Valuable Player. It was the second Vanier Cup win for Frank Cosentino, who ended his five-year career as head coach of the Mustangs with this game.

30 years ago
1984


Hit parade
Edmonton's top 30 (CHED)
1 All Through the Night--Cyndi Lauper (2nd week at #1)
2 Out of Touch--Daryl Hall John Oates
3 The Wild Boys--Duran Duran
4 Penny Lover--Lionel Richie
5 Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)--Billy Ocean
6 The War Song--Culture Club
7 No More Lonely Nights--Paul McCartney
8 Sea of Love--The Honeydrippers
9 Better Be Good to Me--Tina Turner
10 Had a Dream (Sleeping with the Enemy)--Roger Hodgson
11 Run to You--Bryan Adams
12 We Belong--Pat Benatar
13 Valotte--Julian Lennon
14 Lucky Star--Madonna
15 I Can't Hold Back--Survivor
16 Stranger in Town--Toto
17 What About Me--Kenny Rogers with Kim Carnes and James Ingram
18 Tears--John Waite
19 Wake Me Up Before You Go Go--Wham!
20 Walking on a Thin Line--Huey Lewis and the News
21 On the Dark Side--John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band
22 Teacher Teacher--.38 Special
23 I Feel for You--Chaka Khan
24 Born in the U.S.A.--Bruce Springsteen
25 I Do Wanna Know--REO Speedwagon
26 Heaven (Must Be There)--Eurogliders
27 Get it While You Can--Gary O
28 I Need You Tonight--Peter Wolf
29 Pride (In the Name of Love)--U2
30 Alphabet Town--Gerry Cott

25 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Another Day in Paradise--Phil Collins (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Lambada--Kaoma (6th week at #1)

Died on this date
Rene Moawad, 64
. President of Lebanon, 1989. Mr. Moawad, a moderate Maronite Christian who enjoyed the support of Syria, was assassinated just 17 days after taking office as President. A bomb exploded along the route of his motorcade that killed Mr. Moawad and 23 other people.

War
After being threatened with death, 12 Green Berets who had been trapped in a San Salvador hotel when it had been taken over by Salvadoran rebels the previous day, were permitted to leave.

10 years ago
2004


Protest
Tens of thousands of demonstrators jammed downtown Kiev, denouncing Ukraine's presidential runoff election as fraudulent, and chanting the name of reform candidate Viktor Yushchenko. The protests marked the beginning of the Orange Revolution.

Friday, November 21, 2014

November 21, 2014

230 years ago
1784


Canadiana
Thomas Carleton, younger brother of Sir Guy Carleton, and defender of Quebec against the Americans in 1775-1776, arrived at Parrtown as the first Governor to proclaim the new Province of New Brunswick.

225 years ago
1789

Americana

North Carolina entered the union as the 12th state.

120 years ago
1894


War
Japanese forces took Port Arthur, Manchuria in the Battle of Lushunkou, a decisive victory of the First Sino-Japanese War.

100 years ago
1914


Football
IRFU
Playoff
Toronto 9 @ Hamilton 9

Canadian university
Playoff
McGill 13 @ Toronto 17

The Argonauts and Tigers were tied at the end of regulation time and Toronto captain Glad Murphy wanted to play 20 minutes of overtime, but Hamilton captain Sam Manson refused because of approaching darkness. There were no lights at the Cricket Grounds. The tie necessitated a replay a week later at Varsity Stadium in Toronto.

Laddie Cassells scored the winning touchdown with less than 2 minutes remaining in the game to give University of Toronto their win over McGill before 7,500-8,000 fans at Varsity Stadium.

90 years ago
1924


Died on this date
Florence Harding, 64
. U.S. First Lady, 1921-1923. Mrs. Harding, nicknamed "The Duchess," married Warren G. Harding in 1891. When he died in office in 1923, she refused to permit an autopsy, fuelling conspiracy theories. Mrs. Harding died of kidney failure.

80 years ago
1934

Theatre

Cole Porter's musical Anything Goes opened at the Alvin Theatre on Broadway in New York City.

70 years ago
1944


War
German forces stiffened their defense against U.S. forces along an 11-mile front east of Luxembourg. U.S. forces in the Philippines repulsed another Japanese attempt to break their roadblock south of Limon on Leyte Island.

Politics and government
Former U.S. War Production Board chairman Donald Nelson became a "personal representative" of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, giving him the right to sit in on cabinet meetings.

Baseball
The Baseball Writers Association of America named St. Louis Cardinals' shortstop Marty Marion as the National League's Most Valuable Player for 1944.

50 years ago
1964


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Ain't That Loving You Baby/Ask Me--Elvis Presley

#1 single in France: Le Pénitencier--Johnny Hallyday (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): La mia festa--Richard Anthony (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Memphis--Johnny Rivers; Bernd Spier (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Little Red Rooster--The Rolling Stones

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Baby Love--The Supremes (4th week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Baby Love--The Supremes (2nd week at #1)
2 Leader of the Pack--The Shangri-Las
3 Last Kiss--J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers
4 Come a Little Bit Closer--Jay and the Americans
5 Ringo--Lorne Greene
6 Have I the Right?--The Honeycombs
7 She's Not There--The Zombies
8 You Really Got Me--The Kinks
9 The Door is Still Open (To My Heart)--Dean Martin
10 Time is on My Side--The Rolling Stones

Singles entering the chart were Anyway You Want It by the Dave Clark Five (#62); Saturday Night at the Movies by the Drifters (#64); The Price by Solomon Burke (#73); Run, Run, Run by the Gestures (#77); Willow Weep for Me by Chad & Jeremy (#80); Amen by the Impressions (#82); Walk Away by Matt Monro (#89); One More Time by the Ray Charles Singers (#91); Hawaii Tattoo by the Waikikis (#92); Keep Searchin' (We’ll Follow The Sun) by Del Shannon (#97); It'll Never Be Over for Me by Baby Washington (#98); and How Sweet it Is (To Be Loved by You) by Marvin Gaye (#99). Amen was a version of the song from the movies Lilies of the Field (1963).

On television tonight
The Outer Limits, on ABC
Tonight's episode: The Inheritors: Part I, starring Robert Duvall, Donald Harron, and James Shigeta

Space
The U.S.A. launched the satellites Explorer 24 and Explorer 25. Explorer 24's misson was to study air density and temperature variations of the upper atmosphere, while Explorer 25's mission was to measure particle flux and energy.

Americana
The Verrazano–Narrows Bridge, connecting Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York, opened to traffic. At the time it was the world's longest suspension bridge.

Religion
The third session of the Roman Catholic Church's Second Vatican Council closed.

Football
CFL
Eastern Finals
Ottawa 8 @ Hamilton 26 (Hamilton won 2-game, total points series 39-38)

The defending Grey Cup champion Tiger-Cats scored 15 points in the 2nd half--14 in a span of 1 minute and 57 seconds--as they came back from a 17-point deficit after the first game to defeat the Rough Riders before 21,100 fans at Civic Stadium. The Rough Riders had a chance to regain the lead with less than 3 minutes remaining in regulation time, but a 39-yard field goal attempt by Ottawa kicker Moe Racine--with the wind behind him--was wide for a single point. It was the last game in an Ottawa uniform for defensive back and punter Ed Ulmer, who had 2 punts blocked, partly because of poor snaps from centre Jerry Selinger. It was also the last game as a Rough Rider for all-star offensive tackle Roger Kramer, who was traded to the Calgary Stampeders in the off-season.

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Gonna Make You a Star--David Essex

Terrorism
21 people were killed and 180 injured when bombs exploded at two pubs in Birmingham, England. The provisional Irish Republican Army was suspected.

Football
WFL
Playoffs
Round 1
Philadelphia 3 @ Florida 18

25 years ago
1989


On television tonight
The Wonder Years, on ABC
Tonight's episode: The Family Car

Diplomacy
Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney made an official state visit to the U.S.S.R.

Politics and government
Czechoslovakian Premier Ladislav Adamec met with playwright Vaclav Havel and other dissidents who had just formed a new opposition group, Civic Forum. Mr. Havel, addressing 150,000 afterward, said the regime had promised some reforms, but Communist Party leader Milos Jakes said on television that evening, "There are boundaries that should not be crossed."

The proceedings of Britain's House of Commons were televised live for the first time.

War
Salvadoran rebels seized a hotel in San Salvador, trapping 12 U.S. Green Berets.

Economics and finance
The United States Labor Department reported that conumer prices had risen 0.5% in October.

20 years ago
1994


War
39 NATO warplanes from four countries--U.S.A., U.K., France, and the Netherlands--bombed a Serb air base in Croatia in response to Serb air attacks near Bilhac, Bosnia, a government enclave and United Nations-declared "safe area." The Bosnian Serbs then seized an estimated 450 UN peacekeepers and 30 UN military observers and held them hostage.

Politics and government
The second round of the Ukrainian presidential election is held, giving rise to massive protests and controversy over the election's integrity.

Economics and finance
The Paris Club agreed to write off 80% (up to $100 billion) of Iraq's external debt.

Disasters
The island of Dominica was hit by the most destructive earthquake in its history. The northern half of the island receives the most damage, especially the town of Portsmouth. It was also felt in neighboring Guadeloupe, where one person is killed.

Basketball
NBA
Ron Artest of the Indiana Pacers was suspended for the rest of the season following a brawl in the stands during the November 19 game against the Detroit Pistons at the Palace at Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Several other players were also suspended, and criminal charges were laid against several players and fans.

Football
CFL
Grey Cup @ Frank Clair Stadium, Ottawa
Toronto 27 British Columbia 19

Damon Allen completed 23 of 34 passes for 299 yards, including a touchdown to Robert Baker, and rushed for 2 TDs of his own to lead the Argonauts over the Lions before 51,242 fans. The Lions led 7-0 after the 1st quarter on a 12-yard touchdown pass from Dave Dickenson to Jason Clermont, but the Argonauts scored 17 points in the 2nd quarter, and Mr. Allen's 23-yard TD pass to Mr. Baker, converted by Noel Prefontaine with 23 seconds remaining until halftime, gave Toronto a 17-10 lead, which they were able to maintain. B.C. running back Antonio Warren amassed 280 total yards: 160 rushing on 18 carries; 18 on 3 pass receptions; and 102 on 6 kickoff returns. Mr. Warren's rushing total was 11 yards short of the Grey Cup single-game record set by Johnny Bright of the Edmonton Eskimos in 1956, and his combined yardage was 10 yards short of the total set by Red O'Quinn of the Montreal Alouettes in 1954. Mr. Allen was named the game's Most Valuable Player for the third time (and the third different team) in his career.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

November 20, 2014

275 years ago
1739


War
In the War of Jenkins' Ear, British Royal Navy forces commanded by Vice-Admiral Edward Vernon arrived at Porto Bello, Panama to begin the Battle of Porto Bello against Spanish forces.

225 years ago
1789


Law
New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights (the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution).

125 years ago
1889


Born on this date
Edwin Hubble
. U.S. astronomer. Dr. Hubble showed that the velocity of a galaxy increases as it gets further away from earth, implying that the universe is expanding. He also provided evidence that many bodies previously believed to be nebulae were in fact galaxies beyond the Milky Way. Dr. Hubble died on September 28, 1953 at the age of 64. The Hubble Space Telescope was named after him.

80 years ago
1934


Hockey
NHL
Toronto 5 @ St. Louis 2
Harvey "Busher" Jackson became the first NHL player to score 4 goals in one period, scoring all his goals in the 3rd period as the Maple Leafs beat the Eagles at St. Louis Arena.

75 years ago
1939


On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, on NBC
Tonight’s episode: The Dying Detective

70 years ago
1944


On the radio
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, on MBS
Tonight's episode: The Secret of Glaive

War
All resistance to American troops in Metz, France ceased. The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee agreed to postpone for another six months the trial of U.S. Army General Walter Short and U.S. Navy Admiral Husband Kimmel for their culpability in the Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941.

Politics and government
Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek replaced War Minister General Ho Ching-yen with General Chen Cheng and Finance Minister H.H. Kung with O.K. Yui.

South Carolina Governor Olin Johnston appointed Wilton Hall to the United States Senate to fill the remaining weeks of the term of Ellison D. "Cotton Ed" Smith, who had died three days earlier.

A special committee of the United States House of Representatives recommended the modernization of Congress with a legislative staff of unbiased experts, an expenditure investigating committee, and an agency to determine whether laws were being administered according to congressional intent.

Aviation
The U.K., U.S.A., and Canada submitted a plan for postwar control of commercial aviation to the International Civil Aviation Conference in Chicago.

60 years ago
1954


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Little Things Mean a Lot--Kitty Kallen (5th week at #1)

#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I Need You Now--Eddie Fisher (Best Seller--2nd week at #1; Disc Jockey--2nd week at #1); This Ole House--Rosemary Clooney (Jukebox--2nd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I Need You Now--Eddie Fisher
2 Hey There--Rosemary Clooney
--Sammy Davis, Jr.
3 If I Give My Heart to You--Doris Day
--Denise Lor
--Connee Boswell
4 Papa Loves Mambo--Perry Como
5 Teach Me Tonight--The DeCastro Sisters
6 Hold My Hand--Don Cornell
7 This Ole House--Rosemary Clooney
8 Shake, Rattle and Roll--Bill Haley and his Comets
9 Skokiaan--Ralph Marterie and his Orchestra
--Bulawayo Sweet Rhythms Band
--The Four Lads
10 Count Your Blessings (Instead Of Sheep)--Eddie Fisher

Singles entering the chart were The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane by the Ames Brothers (#21); Mobile by Julius LaRosa (#40); Make Yourself Comfortable by Sarah Vaughan (#41); Time by Teresa Brewer (#43); That's All I Want from You by Jaye P. Morgan (#44); and Tara's Theme by LeRoy Holmes and his Orchestra (#50).

Died on this date
Clyde Cessna, 74
. U.S. aviation executive. Mr. Cessna was a successful pilot and aircraft designer who founded the Cessna Aircraft Corporation in 1927.

Football
IRFU
Hamilton 19 @ Montreal 24 (Montreal won 2-game, total points series 38-28)

WIFU-ORFU
Grey Cup Semi-Final
Kitchener-Waterloo (ORFU) 6 @ Edmonton (WIFU) 38

Rollie Miles and Johnny Bright each scored 2 touchdowns as the Eskimos came back from an early 6-0 deficit to rout the Dutchmen before 10,000 fans at Clarke Stadium in the second and last WIFU-ORFU Grey Cup Semi-Final. Glenn Lippman rushed for another Edmonton touchdown, and Jim Weatherall scored the final TD on a return of a fumble by K-W quarterback Bob Celeri. Kitchener-Waterloo opened the scoring on a pass from Mr. Celeri to Gerry MacTaggart, converted by Paul Amodio, before the Eskimos took control. Despite the fact that the Dutchmen were actually a farm team of the Eskimos, the game was a nasty affair: Mr. Miles was taken off the field on a stretcher late in the game after being knocked out; Edmonton halfback Steve Mendryk suffered a broken nose; and Edmonton fullback Normie Kwong was ejected from a game for the first time in his career after getting in a fight with K-W lineman Jack Lamb. Mr. Kwong led all rushers with 118 yards on 15 carries; Mr. Lippman added 62 yards on 9 carries, and Mr. Miles rushed 9 times for 43 yards. Edmonton quarterback Bernie Faloney completed 7 of 12 passes for 74 yards. Edmonton star flying wing Jackie Parker and guard Frank Morris missed the game because of injury. This marked the last time that a team from the Ontario Rugby Football Union played in a game leading to the Grey Cup. Prior to 1953, the ORFU champions had played the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union champions in the eastern final.

A 102-yard touchdown pass from Sam Etcheverry to Alex Webster in the 4th quarter clnched the Alouettes' victory over the Tiger-Cats before 21,000 fans at Molson Stadium. Mr. Etcheverry completed 20 of 33 passes for 434 yards and rushed 1 yard for a touchdown of his own. Chuck Hunsinger rushed 6 yards for a Montreal touchdown in the 2nd quarter; the TD was set up by an 83-yard pass from Mr. Etcheverry to Joey Pal. The Alouettes amassed 188 yards rushing. Ray Poole added 2 converts, a field goal, and 2 singles to the Montreal total, while Tex Coulter punted for 2 singles. Hamilton quarterback Butch Songin completed 21 of 51 passes for 277 yards, including an 85-yard touchdown to Ray Ramsey. Defensive back Pete Karpuk returned a fumble 30 yards for a Hamilton touchdown in the 2nd quarter, and Lou Kusserow rushed 8 yards for the other Hamilton TD. Tip Logan added 3 converts, and Cam Fraser punted for a single. It was the last game of Canadian football for Hamilton linebacker Bill Quinlan, who went on to have a successful career in the National Football League.

Canadian university
Playoff
Western Ontario 20 @ Queen's 18

In one of the strangest endings in history, the Mustangs were in possession of the ball in Golden Gaels' territory when Western quarterback Don Getty noticed that they would have time for just one more play in regulation time. As the Western offense approached the line of scrimmage, Mr. Getty suddenly signalled for a field goal, and dropped back from centre to hold for the kick from Gino Fracas. The kick was short and bounced down at the Queen's 8-yard line, but Queen's halfback Ron Stewart was unable to field the ball cleanly. It bounced off and away from him, and UWO's Don Killinger was there to recover in the Queen's end zone for the winning touchdown. Mr. Killinger and at least one other teammate were downfield because they weren't aware that the play had been changed by Mr. Getty. As the Mustangs celebrated, Queen's halfback Al Kocman and a member of the Queen's band attacked umpire Fred Sgambati, raining punches on him until police came to Mr. Sgambati's aid. Until the last play, Mr. Stewart had been the hero of the game, rushing for 140 yards, catching 2 passes for 60 yards, returning a kick for 56 yards, and scoring 2 touchdowns. Gary Schreider scored the other Queen's touchdown on a 46-yard pass from Wally Mellor. Bill Britton scored a touchdown for Western. The game, before 11,031 fans, was made necessary by a three-way tie for first place among Western Ontario, Queen's, and Toronto; Toronto won the draw for a bye, to face the winner of the first game one week hence.

50 years ago
1964


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Candy Store--Dickie Rock (4th week at #1)

Edmonton's top 10 (CJCA)
1 Leader of the Pack--The Shangri-Las (2nd week at #1)
2 Last Kiss--J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers
3 I'm Into Something Good--Herman's Hermits
4 She's Not There--The Zombies
5 Time is on My Side--The Rolling Stones
6 Ringo--Lorne Greene
7 Ain't That Loving You Baby--Elvis Presley
8 Come a Little Bit Closer--Jay and the Americans
9 Mountain of Love--Johnny Rivers
10 Do Wah Diddy Diddy--Manfred Mann
Pick hit of the week: Alone and Lonely--Bobby Curtola
New this week: Thou Shalt Not Steal--Dick and DeeDee
I Feel Fine--The Beatles
Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow the Sun)--Del Shannon
Dear Heart--Andy Williams
TNT--The Nashville Teens
Can't Stop Thinkin' 'Bout Him--Peggy March

Dear Heart was the title song of the movie. The B-side, Emily, was from the movie The Americanization of Emily (1964).

Americana
A previously-unnamed mountain on the Alaska-Yukon border was named Mount Kennedy in memory of the late U.S. President John F. Kennedy.

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: I'm Leaving It (All) Up to You--Donny and Marie Osmond (3rd week at #1)

Business
The United States Department of Justice filed its final anti-trust suit against AT&T Corporation. This suit later led to the breakup of AT&T and its Bell System.

Football
WFL
Playoffs
Round 1
Hawaii 32 @ Southern California 14

30 years ago
1984


Died on this date
Kristian Djurhuus, 89
. Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands, 1950-1959; 1968-1970. Mr. Djurhuus was a member of the Union Party when he led the government of the Faroe Islands, a self-governing country within the Kingdom of Denmark.

25 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): If I Could Turn Back Time--Cher (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Swing the Mood--Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers

Protest
More than 200,000 people marched in Prague, calling for free elections.

Politics and government
Seemingly oblivious to events going on elsewhere in eastern Europe, the Romanian Communist Party opened its 14th Congress in Bucharest. In a five-hour keynote address, President Nicolae Ceausescu proclaimed the party to be the "vital centre" of life in Romania.

Economics and finance
The United States Senate and House of Representatives approved a foreign aid bill that contained $532.8 million for Poland and Hungary.

20 years ago
1994


Hit parade
#1 single in Austria (Ö3): Cotton-Eyed Joe--Rednex (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Secret--Madonna

War
The government of Angola and National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) rebels signed the Lusaka Protocol in Zambia, ending 19 years of civil war.

Football
CFL
Eastern Final
Baltimore 14 @ Winnipeg 12

Western Final
British Columbia 37 @ Calgary 36

Donald Igwebuike's field goal late in the 4th quarter gave the Baltimore Football Club their win over the Blue Bombers at Winnipeg Stadium.

Danny McManus completed a touchdown pass to Darren Flutie on the last play of regulation time to give the Lions their win over the Stampeders on a snowy Sunday at McMahon Stadium. The Stampeders, quarterbacked by Mr. Flutie's brother Doug, were leading by two touchdowns in the 4th quarter when the snowfall started to get heavy, and the Lions began to play better.