Monday, August 31, 2015

August 31, 2015

Married on this date
Happy Anniversary, Lee & Lois Morrow!

120 years ago
1895


Aviation
German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin patented his Navigable Balloon.

100 years ago
1915


Born on this date
Pete Newell
. Canadian-born U.S. basketball coach. Mr. Newell, a native of Vancouver, coached university basketball at San Francisco (1946-1950); Michigan State (1950-1954); and California (1954-1960), compiling a record of 233-123. He led San Francisco to the NIT championship in 1949; California to the NCAA championship in 1959; and the U.S. men's team to the gold medal at the 1960 Summer Olympic Games in Rome. Mr. Newell was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1979 and the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. He died on November 17, 2008 at the age of 93.

80 years ago
1935


Law
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Neutrality Act, prohibiting the export of U.S. arms to belligerents.

Baseball
Vern Kennedy pitched the first no-hitter in the American League in 4 years and the first ever in Comiskey Park as the Chicago White Sox blanked the visiting Cleveland Indians 5-0. Mr. Kennedy was also the batting star, driving in 3 runs in the 6th inning with a bases-loaded triple. He struck out 5, including Joe Vosmik, the AL’s leading hitter, to end the game.

75 years ago
1940


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A.
(Billboard): I'll Never Smile Again--Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra (vocal refrain by Frank Sinatra and the Pied Pipers) (6th week at #1)

Married on this date
Vince and Marie Lombardi
. The head coach of the Washington Redskins died of cancer at the age of 57 on September 3, 1970, just three days after his and Mrs. Lombardi’s 30th anniversary.

Died on this date
Ernest Lundeen, 62
. U.S. politician. Mr. Lundeen, a Republican, represented Minnesota in the United States House of Representatives from 1917-1919 and 1933-1937, and in the Senate from 1937-1940. He was one of those killed in the crash of Pennsylvania Central Airlines Trip 19.

War
Canadians joined the British Royal Air Force in the first bombing attack on the centre of Berlin. After months of negotiations, a peace treaty was announced in Nanking between Japan and its puppet government in China led by Wang Ching-wei.

World events
Rebellion broke out in French West Africa following the action of Equatorial Africa in support of the Free French movement. The French government reported that rebellion had broken out in Indochina in support of the Allied effort.

Disasters
Pennsylvania Central Airlines Trip 19, a Douglas DC-3A, crashed near Lovettsville, Virginia, killing all 21 passengers and crew members. The CAB investigation of the accident was the first investigation to be conducted under the Bureau of Air Commerce act of 1938.

70 years ago
1945


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): I'll Be Seeing You--Bing Crosby; The Joe Loss Orchestra (1st month at #1)

Politics and government
The Liberal Party of Australia was founded by former Prime Minister Robert Menzies to replace the United Australia Party.

60 years ago
1955


Hit parade
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Die Gipsy-Band--Bibi Johns (1st month at #1)

Protest
A placard-carrying mob of Ukrainian nationalists punched and kicked four Royal Canadian Mounted Police plain-clothes officers at the Winnipeg airport, thinking they were part of a visiting delegation of U.S.S.R. farming experts. The RCMP, Winnipeg city police, and the railway police stop a potential riot; the Soviets were put under protective guard in a downtown hotel.

Religion
The Church of England in Canada changed its name to Anglican Church of Canada.

Horse racing
Nashua finished 6 1/2 lengths ahead of Swaps to win their $100,000 match race at Washington Park in Chicago (see video). Swaps had narrowly defeated Nashua in the Kentucky Derby almost four months earlier, but Nashua had come back to win the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes.

50 years ago
1965


Music
The Beatles concluded their North American tour with two shows at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California.

Aviation
The Aero Spacelines Super Guppy cargo aircraft made its first flight.

World events
An Act of Reconciliation was signed in the Dominican Republic, providing for a provisional government and the end of the civil war. The provisional government was led by former Foreign Minister Hector Garcia-Godoy, who would rule until elections could be held.

Diplomacy
Changes in the United Nations Charter came into effect as the United States became the last of the five permanent members of the Security Council to deposit its ratification (plus 82 of the 114 UN members). The Security Council was increased from 11 to 15 members, and the Economic and Social Council from 18 to 27 members.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (4-1) 30 @ Saskatchewan (3-2-1) 6
Toronto (0-5) 21 @ Edmonton (1-5) 23

The Tiger-Cats tied a league record for a regular season game by intercepting 7 passes as they defeated the Roughriders before 17,530 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Art Baker, Willie Bethea, and Frank Cosentino scored Hamilton touchdowns, while Don Sutherin added 2 converts, 3 field goals, and a single.

Tommy-Joe Coffey's 23-yard field goal with 46 seconds remaining in the game gave the Eskimos their first win of the season, defeating the Argonauts before 16,745 fans at Clarke Stadium. Mr. Coffey also scored the first Eskimo touchdown and added 2 converts. Jim Fauver and Butch Pressley scored the other Edmonton TDs. Peter Liske played his second CFL game, and made his first start at quarterback for the Argonauts, completing a 104-yard touchdown pass to Larry Ferguson, who had recently been released by the Eskimos.

40 years ago
1975


Baseball
The Oakland Athletics purchased infielder and outfielder Cesar Tovar from the Texas Rangers. Mr. Tovar was batting .258 with 3 home runs and 28 runs batted in in 102 games with Texas in 1975. Reggie Jackson singled in 2 runs with 2 out in the top of the 9th inning to give the Oakland Athletics an 8-6 win over the Boston Red Sox before 32,753 fans at Fenway Park in Boston.
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Paul Splittorff pitched a 5-hitter, George Brett had 3 hits, and Hal McRae had 2 hits with a double and 3 runs batted in as the Kansas City Royals shut out the New York Yankees 7-0 before 15,563 fans at Shea Stadium in New York.

Phil Niekro pitched an 8-hitter and singled and scored the eventual winning run in the 5th inning as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Chicago Cubs 3-1 in the first game of a doubleheader before 12,346 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Losing pitcher Rick Reuschel allowed 11 hits and 3 earned runs in 8 innings. Jose Cardenal singled home Don Kessinger with 2 out in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Cubs a 9-8 win in the second game, despite allowing home runs by Darrell Evans, Mike Lum, and Dave May.

Brent Strom pitched a 3-hitter to lead the San Diego Padres to a 6-0 win over the Montreal Expos before 9,876 fans at San Diego Stadium. Willie McCovey and Dave Roberts hit home runs. Losing pitcher Dan Warthen allowed 7 hits and 5 runs--3 earned--in 5 1/3 innings.

Intercontinental Cup @ Jarry Park, Montreal
Final
U.S.A. 8 Japan 0

Don Ferriss pitched a 5-hitter and Paul Molitor batted 3 for 4 with a double, 2 runs, 2 runs batted in, and 2 stolen bases as the Americans routed the Japanese before 4,853 fans and a national television audience watching on CBC. Mr. Ferriss improved his record for the tournament to 2-1. Mr. Hogino allowed 4 hits and 4 runs--3 earned--in 1 2/3 innings to drop to 0-2.

30 years ago
1985


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Into the Groove--Madonna

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Tarzan Boy--Baltimora

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): I Got You Babe--UB40 with Chrissie Hynde

#1 single in the U.K.: I Got You Babe--UB40 with Chrissie Hynde

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): The Power of Love--Huey Lewis and the News (2nd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 The Power of Love--Huey Lewis and the News (2nd week at #1)
2 St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)--John Parr
3 Freeway of Love--Aretha Franklin
4 Shout--Tears for Fears
5 We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)--Tina Turner
6 Never Surrender--Corey Hart
7 Summer of ‘69--Bryan Adams
8 If You Love Somebody Set Them Free--Sting
9 Don’t Lose My Number--Phil Collins
10 Money for Nothing--Dire Straits

Singles entering the chart were Dancing in the Street by Mick Jagger and David Bowie (#43); The Way You Do the Things You Do by Daryl Hall John Oates with David Ruffin and Eddie Kendrick (#56); Sunset Grill by Don Henley (#69); You Wear it Well by El DeBarge with DeBarge (#80); Wise Up by Amy Grant (#87); Weird Science by Oingo Boingo (#88); Test of Time by the Romantics (#89); and All of Me for All of You by 9.9 (#90). Weird Science was the title song of the movie.

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)--Tina Turner
2 Crying Over You--Platinum Blonde
3 You Spin Me Around (Like a Record)--Dead or Alive
4 The Power of Love--Huey Lewis and the News
5 Never Surrender--Corey Hart
6 Everytime You Go Away--Paul Young
7 You Give Good Love--Whitney Houston
8 What About Love--Heart
9 Who's Holding Donna Now--DeBarge
10 Head Over Heels--Tears for Fears

Singles entering the chart were Lonely Ol' Night by John Cougar Mellencamp (#70); Money for Nothing by Dire Straits (#72); I Got You Babe by UB40 with Chrissie Hynde (#74); Fortress Around Your Heart by Sting (#85); Just Like You by FM (#88); and Can't Get There from Here by R.E.M. (#95).

Died on this date
Frank Macfarlane Burnet, 85. Australian virologist. Dr. Burnet shared the 1960 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Peter Medawar of the United Kingdom "for discovery of acquired immunological tolerance." He died three days before his 86th birthday.

Crime
California's "Night Stalker" killer Richard Ramirez was captured by residents of an East Los Angeles neighbourhood.

25 years ago
1990


Protest
Canadian Pacific Rail sued the Pays Plat Ojibwa Band at Schreiber, Onatario for $37 million for blockading rail lines from August 21-23 in sympathy with the Oka occupation in Quebec. CP Rail also filed suit against the Pic Mobert band at White River, Ontario.

Baseball
Ken Griffey, Sr. and Jr. became the first father-and-son combination to play as teammates in a major league game. Ken Griffey, Jr. played center field and Ken Griffey, Sr., recently acquired after being waived by the Cincinnati Reds, played left field for the Seattle Mariners as they beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 before 27,166 fans at the Kingdome. They each batted 1 for 4.

20 years ago
1995


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Shy Guy--Diana King (2nd week at #1)

Society
The Sûreté de Québec provincial police swore in its first six Inuit constables.

10 years ago
2005


Died on this date
Joseph Rotblat, 96. Polish-born U.K. physicist. Dr. Rotblat, who fled Poland for Britain early in World War II, was the only scientist to leave the Manhattan Project on the grounds of conscience, which he did at the end of 1944. He shared the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize with the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs "for their efforts to diminish the part played by nuclear arms in international politics and, in the longer run, to eliminate such arms."

Disasters
1,199 people were killed when a religious procession across Al-Aaimmah bridge in Baghdad was engulfed in panic over rumours of a suicide bomber.




















Sunday, August 30, 2015

August 30, 2015

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Michelle Kent!

110 years ago
1905


Baseball
Ty Cobb made his major league debut with the Detroit Tigers, driving in 2 runs with a double off Jack Chesbro in a 5-3 win over the New York Highlanders at Bennett Park in Detroit.

75 years ago
1940


War
The British Royal Air Force's "Canadian" Squadron saw action in the Battle of Britain.

Diplomacy
The Second Vienna Award reassigned the territory of Northern Transylvania from Romania to Hungary.

Defense
The United States War Department ordered 410 interceptor pursuit planes from Lockheed and 270 heavy bombers from Boeing.

70 years ago
1945


Divorced on this date
Actress Betty Hutton obtained a divorce from actor Cary Grant.

War
Hong Kong was liberated from Japan by British forces. Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces General Douglas MacArthur landed at Atsugi Air Force Base in Japan, as U.S. and U.K. Marines and sailors went ashore at Yokosuka naval base on Honshu. U.S. President Harry Truman said that the nation as much as any individual could be blamed for the disaster of the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, because President Franklin D. Roosevelt's repeated efforts to increase preparedness had been vilified.

Diplomacy
French leader General Charles de Gaulle and his party returned to Paris from the United States, and French officials disclosed that while in Washington the mission had asked the U.S. for more than $1 billion in loans.

The United States resumed diplomatic relations with Finland.

Syria ratified the United Nations Charter.

Politics and government
The Allied Control Council, governing Germany after World War II, came into being.

World events
The August Revolution in Vietnam ended as Emperor Bảo Đại abdicated, ending the Nguyễn dynasty.

The Egyptian government announced an end of personal and business letter censorship, and said that all censorship would end on September 30, 1945.

Economics and finance
U.S. President Harry Truman warned that any effort to collect the $42 billion in Lend-Lease supplies to the Allies would sow the seeds for "a new world conflagration."

Labour
U.S. President Truman abolished the 48-hour minimum work week in war plants and ordered time-and-a-half pay for overtime. U.S. Federal Court Judge Matthew Aruzzo ruled in Brooklyn that a veteran of World War II was entitled to the job he had held prior to entering the armed services even if it meant dismissal of a worker with more seniority.

Football
NFL
Pre-season
College All-Star Game @ Soldier Field, Chicago
Green bay (1-0) 19 College All-Stars 7

50 years ago
1965


Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Borracho--Los Brincos

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Help!--The Beatles (5th week at #1)

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Help!--The Beatles
2 California Girls--The Beach Boys
3 Like a Rolling Stone--Bob Dylan
4 You were on My Mind--We Five
5 My Name is Mud--Eddie Rambeau
6 It's the Same Old Song--Four Tops
7 Baby, I'm Yours--Barbara Lewis
8 Colours--Donovan
9 Nothing But Heartaces--The Supremes
10 Makin' Love--Bobby Curtola

Singles entering the chart were Ju Ju Hand by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs (#32); Catch Us If You Can by the Dave Clark Five (#33); Hey Ho What You Do to Me by Chad Allan and the Expressions (Guess Who?) (#34); N-E-R-V-O-U-S! by Ian Whitcomb and Bluesville (#36); The "In" Crowd by the Ramsey Lewis Trio (#39); and Action by Freddy Cannon (#40).

Music
The album Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan was released on Columbia Records.

The Beatles continued their North American tour with a concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California. Four ad possibly five of the songs performed were included on the album The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl (1977).

Politics and government
The Dominican Republic's military-cilian junta, led by General Antonio Imbert Barreras, resigned after more than three months in power. The junta's resignation was reportedly under heavy pressure from the U.S. administration of President Lyndon Johnson.

Science
Natural neutrinos were found for the first time in a South African gold mine. Frederick Reins of Case Institute of Technology reported seven such natural neutrino events since February 23, 1965.

40 years ago
1975


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Sabato pomeriggio--Claudio Baglioni (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): The Elephant Song--Kamahl (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)--The Stylistics (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Get Down Tonight--K.C. & the Sunshine Band

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Get Down Tonight--K.C. & the Sunshine Band (2nd week at #1)
2 Jive Talkin'--The Bee Gees
3 Rhinestone Cowboy--Glen Campbell
4 Fallin' in Love--Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds
5 At Seventeen--Janis Ian
6 Why Can't We Be Friends?--War
7 Someone Saved My Life Tonight--Elton John
8 Fame--David Bowie
9 Fight the Power (Part 1)--The Isley Brothers
10 Could it Be Magic--Barry Manilow

Singles entering the chart were You're All I Need to Get By by Tony Orlando and Dawn (#81); Music in My Bones by Joe Simon (#82); Brand New Love Affair Part I & II by Chicago (#84); This Will Be by Natalie Cole (#88); I Got Stoned and I Missed It by Jim Stafford (#92); Who Loves You by the Four Seasons (#94); Every Day I Have to Cry Some by Arthur Alexander (#95); Bad Sneakers by Steely Dan (#96); Rockin' All Over the World by John Fogerty (#98); Eighteen with a Bullet by Pete Wingfield (#99); and What You Got by Duke and the Drivers (#100). Every Day I Have to Cry Some was a song that had Mr. Alexander had written, but had been a minor hit for Steve Alaimo in 1963.

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 I'm Not in Love--10 C.C. (2nd week at #1)
2 Someone Saved My Life Tonight--Elton John
3 Jive Talkin'--The Bee Gees
4 How Sweet it Is (To Be Loved by You)--James Taylor
5 (I Believe) There's Nothing Stronger than Our Love--Paul Anka with Odia Coates
6 Why Can't We Be Friends?--War
7 Rhinestone Cowboy--Glen Campbell
8 The Rockford Files--Mike Post
9 At Seventeen--Janis Ian
10 Midnight Blue--Melissa Manchester

Singles entering the chart were I'm Sorry by John Denver (#43); Brazil by the Ritchie Family (#44); Dance with Me by Orleans (#50); Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady by Helen Reddy (#65); Main Title (Theme from "Jaws") by John Williams (#69); Gone at Last by Paul Simon/Phoebe Snow and the Jessy Dixon Singers (#81); Feelings by Morris Albert (#84); Games People Play by the Spinners (#86); Sweet Maxine by the Doobie Brothers (#87); Department of Youth by Alice Cooper (#88); Your Love by Graham Central Station (#89); I Believe I'm Gonna Love You by Frank Sinatra (#90); How Long (Betcha Got a Chick on the Side) by the Pointer Sisters (#91); 7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (Blow Your Whistle) by Gary Toms Express (#92); Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow by Merry Clayton (#93); Train by Shooter (#94); The Good Life by Ian Thomas (#95); Por Amor Viviremos by the Captain and Tennille (#98); Inside My Love by Minnie Riperton (#99); and What a Diff'rence a Day Makes by Esther Phillips (#100).

Football
NFL
Pre-season
Pittsburgh (2-3) 7 New York Giants (4-0) 24 @ Princeton, New Jersey
New York Jets (3-1) 16 @ Atlanta (2-2) 13
Baltimore (1-3) 3 @ New Orleans (2-2) 27
New England (2-2) 20 Green Bay (2-2) 17 @ Milwaukee
San Diego (1-3) 9 @ St. Louis (2-2) 14
Los Angeles (3-1) 14 @ Kansas City (1-3) 6
Denver (2-2) 13 @ Chicago (2-2) 0
Dallas (1-3) 17 @ Houston (2-2) 14
San Francisco (1-3) 21 @ Oakland (4-0) 40

WFL
Charlotte (2-2) 33 @ Jacksonville (2-2) 14
Shreveport (2-3) 8 @ Birmingham (3-2) 21
Chicago (1-4) 7 @ Memphis (3-1) 31
Portland (1-4) 0 @ San Antonio (4-2) 22
Philadelphia 39 @ Southern California (4-1) 58

Baseball
Cesar Cedeno hit a pair of 2-run home runs and Bob Watson added another 2-run homer as the Houston Astros defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-4 before 13,473 fans at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. The Pirates scored 3 runs in the 3rd inning on a bases-loaded double by Willie Stargell with 2 out.

Ken Griffey scored on a ground out by Johnny Bench in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Cincinnati Reds a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals before 45,064 fans at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati. Mr. Griffey had singled with 1 out and had been picked off first base by St. Louis relief pitcher Mike Garman, but had advanced to thired base when Mr. Garman's throw had gone awry. Joe Morgan and Tony Perez were then walked to load the bases, bringing Mr. Bench to bat.

Pete Falcone allowed 4 hits and 4 bases on balls but no runs in 7 innings, striking out 9 to get the win as the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 before 5,663 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in the NBC Game of the Week. San Francisco second baseman Derrel Thomas batted 1 for 2 with 2 bases on balls and 2 runs.

Andy Messersmith pitched a 5-hitter and Ron Cey hit 2 home runs, scored 3 runs, and batted in 4 as the Los Angeles Dodgers shut out the New York Mets 7-0 before 21,584 fans at Dodger Stadium.

Steve Renko pitched a 3-hitter and had 2 singles of his own and a run batted in as the Montreal Expos beat the San Diego Padres 5-1 before 5,268 fans at San Diego Stadium. Montreal left fielder Bob Bailey was called out on strikes to lead off the game, and was promptly ejected by home plate umpire Paul Runge for arguing the call.

Claudell Washington singled with 2 out in the top of the 10th inning, stole second base, and scored on a single by Sal Bando to give the Oakland Athletics a 7-6 win over the Boston Red Sox before 28,171 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Oakland manager Alvin Dark was ejected by second base umpire Rich Garcia in the top of the 9th inning after Mr. Garcia had ruled that Boston's Jim Rice was safe on an attempted steal of second base. As he made his way back to the Oakland dugout after losing the argument, Mr. Dark picked up third base and threw it into the stands.

The Detroit Tigers scored 8 runs in the bottom of the 4th inning as they beat the California Angels 9-2 before 7,570 fans at Tiger Stadium. Ray Bare pitched a 10-hit complete game victory, losing the shutout on a 2-run home run by Bruce Bochte with none out in the 9th inning.

30 years ago
1985


Hit parade
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)--Tina Turner (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena--Sandra (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Taylor Caldwell, 84
. U.K.born U.S. author. Miss Caldwell published 43 novels, including Dynasty of Death (1938); This Side of Innocence (1946); The Devil's Advocate (1952); Testimony of Two Men (1968); and Captains and the Kings (1972). She died a week before her 85th birthday.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (7-1) 18 @ Ottawa (4-4) 13

Roy Dewalt threw 50- and 15-yard touchdown passes to Jim Sandusky in the first quarter, and the Lions coasted from there. Lester Brown scored a touchdown for the Rough Riders on a 1-yard rush early in the 4th quarter and Dean Dorsey converted and kicked a field goal later in the quarter to complete the scoring. Bernard Quarles replaced J.C. Watts at quarterback for Ottawa in the second half and drove the Rough Riders to midfield in the last minute, but a desperation pass was intercepted by Darnell Clash at the B.C. 5-yard line with 22 seconds remaining. Attendance at Lansdowne Park was 23,611.

25 years ago
1990


Died on this date
Lou Garland, 85
. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Garland appeared in 7 games with the Chicago White Sox in 1931, compiling a record of 0-2 with an earned run average of 10.26. He played in various minor leagues from at least 1928-1942. Mr. Garland was 21-9 with a 2.67 ERA with the Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League in 1934, and was 19-11, 3.48 in 1935.

Diplomacy
U.S. President George Bush told a news conference that a "new world order" could emerge from the Persian Gulf crisis.

Politics and government
Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney appointed five new Senators to break the Goods and Services Tax and Unemployment Insurance Commission logjams in the Senate. The new appointees were Pat Carney (former MP for Vancouver Centre and Minister of International Trade); Mario Beaulieu (a Montreal businessman who had headed the 1988 PC campaign in Quebec); Nancy Teed (New Brunswick PC organizer); Gerald Comeau (former MP from Nova Scotia); and Consiglio di Nino (President of Cabot Trust and former PC fundraiser from Toronto).

Baseball
Roger Clemens struck out 9 and walked none in improving his 1990 record to 20-5 as the Boston Red Sox scored 7 runs in the top of the 9th inning to beat the Cleveland Indians 9-2 before 9,651 fans at Cleveland Stadium.

Ron Karkovice’s inside-the-park grand slam in the top of the 4th inning gave the Chicago White Sox a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Twins before 15,771 fans at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, with Jack McDowell allowing 5 hits and 3 earned runs in 8 innings to get the win, and Bobby Thigpen allowing 1 hit in the 9th to get his 44th save of the season.

20 years ago
1995


War
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization launched Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

August 29, 2015

700 years ago
1315


War
The army of the Republic of Pisa, commanded by Uguccione della Faggiuola, wins a decisive victory in the Battle of Montecatini against the joint forces of the Kingdom of Naples and the Republic of Florence despite being outnumbered.

190 years ago
1825


South Americana
The Kingdom of Portugal recognized the independence of Brazil.

130 years ago
1885


Technology
Gottlieb Daimler patented the world's first internal combustion motorcycle, the Reitwagen.

Baseball
Charlie Ferguson pitched a no-hitter as the Philadelphia Quakers edged the Providence Grays 1-0 at Recreation Park in Philadelphia.

100 years ago
1915


Born on this date
Ingrid Bergman
. Swedish-born actress. Miss Bergman achieved success in her native Sweden before going to Hollywood, where she achieved instant success in Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939), a remake of a 1936 Swedish film in which she'd starred. She won Academy Awards as Best Actress for Gaslight (1944) and Anastasia (1956), and as Best Supporting Actress for Murder on the Orient Express (1974). Miss Bergman's career in Hollywood was interrupted for several years in the early 1950s when she became pregnant from an extramarital affair with Italian director Roberto Rossellini, but she regained her popularity in the mid-1950s. Miss Bergman starred in many fine films too numerous to mention here. She died of cancer on August 29, 1982, her 67th birthday.

Defense
U.S. Navy salvage divers raised F-4, the first U.S. submarine to be sunk in an accident. She had foundered off Honolulu on March 25, 1915.

80 years ago
1935


Baseball
Wes Ferrell earned his 20th win of the season as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Philadelphia Athletics 6-2 at Shibe Park in Philadelphia in a game that was completed in 1 hour 41 minutes. Joe Cronin and Dusty Cooke hit home runs for the Red Sox off losing pitcher Johnny Marcum.

75 years ago
1940


War
German air attacks continued over Great Britain, hitting London, Liverpool, Bristol, Cardiff, and Birkenhead. Most of French Equatorial Africa declared its support for General Charles de Gaulle's Free French movement.

Diplomacy
League of Nations Council President Alberto Cost Durelo announced that Secretary General Joseph Avenol would resign on September 1, 1940.

Japan and France signed a political accord in which France recognized special Japanese rights in Asia and Japan conceded a "permanent French interest in Indochina."

Defense
The United States Senate approved and sent to conference a $5-billion bill to start the "Two-Ocean Navy" program and equip 1.2 million men.

Politics and government
Argentine President Roberto Ortiz, whose resignation had been refused by Congress, turned his responsibilities over to Vice President Ramón Castillo.

The Vichy French regime banned the calling of colonial assemblies in an effort to curb discussion of political issues in the French empire.

Economics and finance
An excess profits tax bill was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives and sent to the Senate.

70 years ago
1945


War
U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur left Manila by plane for Okinawa, en route to Japan. Soviet fleet units entered Port Arthur, China. 24 German leaders were indicted as major war criminals to be tried at Nuremberg, including Hermann Goering, Rudolf Hess, and Joachim von Ribbentrop. U.S. President Harry Truman released the Army and Navy reports on the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The reports placed responsibility on General Walter Short and Admiral Husband Kimmel for unpreparedness, and cited the failure of the State Department to keep the commanders adequately informed on the status of negotiations with Japan.

Politics and government
U.S. military authorities in Germany announced that American civilians would assume the duties and responsiblities now held by military and government personnel in the U.S. zone of occupation. Hungary postponed general elections until the last Sunday of October.

Diplomacy
The Pan-American Union announced the formation of an Inter-American Economic and Social Council.

World events
Guatemala ended all forms of wartime censorship.

Labour
The U.S. War Manpower Commission reported that since the announced surrender of Japan, two million war workers had been dismissed from their jobs.

Economics and finance
The U.S. War Production Board lifted restrictions on the sale of domestic wool.

60 years ago
1955


Football
WIFU
Calgary (1-3) 15 @ Winnipeg (0-3) 13
Saskatchewan (3-0) 19 @ British Columbia (1-2) 13

Quarterback Don Klosterman scored the first Calgary touchdown and passed to Bill McKenna in the 4th quarter for the winning TD as the Stampeders edged the Blue Bombers before 15,499 fans at Winnipeg Stadium.

Ken Carpenter scored 3 touchdowns and the Saskatchewan defense three times prevented the B.C. offense from scoring inside the Saskatchewan 5-yard line as the Roughriders defeated the Lions before 27,008 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver.

50 years ago
1965


Music
The Beatles continued their North American tour with a concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California. Three of the songs performed were included on the album The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl (1977).

Space
The Gemini 5 crew of Command Pilot Gordon Cooper and Pilot Pete Conrad splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean to conclude an eight-day Earth orbital mission, the longest manned space mission to date.

Football
CFL
Toronto (0-4) 1 @ British Columbia (2-2-1) 36

Bob Swift, Bill Munsey, Sonny Homer, Jim Carphin, and Joe Kapp scored touchdowns for the Lions as they routed the Argonauts before 30,855 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver. Peter Kempf converted 4 of the TDs and added a single on a missed field goal, while Neal Beaumont punted 36 yards for a single. Recently-acquired Peter Liske played his first CFL game at quarterback for the Argonauts and threw 4 interceptions after entering the game in the 2nd quarter.

Baseball
Casey Stengel officially retired as manager of the New York Mets, a month after breaking his hip in a fall. Wes Westrum had been serving as interim manager in his place, and continued in the role. Mr. Stengel, who had led the New York Yankees to 10 American League pennants and 7 World Series championships in 12 seasons from 1949-1960, had been the Mets' only manager since the franchise's inception in 1962, and they had consistently been the worst team in the major leagues.

40 years ago
1975


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do--ABBA

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Paloma Blanca--George Baker Selection (12th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Paloma Blanca--George Baker Selection (8th week at #1)

Died on this date
Éamon de Valera, 93
. Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland, 1932-1948, 1951-1954, 1957-1959; 3rd President of Ireland, 1959-1973. Mr. de Valera was one of the dominant political figures in Ireland in the 20th century, as a leader before and after Ireland's independence from the United Kingdom.

World events
Peruvian President Juan Velasco Alvarado was ousted in a bloodless coup and replaced by General Francisco Morales Bermudez Cerrutti, who was sworn in the following day. General Morales had been virtualy running the country for six months, since Mr. Velasco had some down with serious health problems, including the amputation of a leg. The coup occurred during a meeting of non-aligned nations in Lima.

Diplomacy
Gérard Pelletier was named Canadian Ambassador to France.

Oil
Venezuelan President Carlos Andres Perez signed into law a bill nationalizing the country's oil industry, effective January 1, 1976. The 21 producing companies, the largest of them American-owned, had fixed assets in Venezuela of about $5 billion.

Football
CFL
The British Columbia Lions, fifth and last in the Western Football Conference qith a record of 1-5, fired head coach Eagle Keys and head coach Jackie Parker. Assistant general manager Bobby Ackles was promoted to general manager, and he recommended assistant coach Cal Murphy as the replacement for Mr. Keys. Mr. Keys had the greatest number of career wins--147--of any current CFL head coach, second only to Frank Clair's 172. In five seasons with the Lions, Mr. Keys had compiled a record of 25-44-3, with losses in the WFC semi-finals of 1973 and 1974. His dismissal ended his 27-year career in Canadian football, which had begun as a centre with the Montreal Alouettes in 1949.

NFL
Pre-season
Detroit (1-3) 13 @ Washington (3-2) 34

Baseball
Cecil Cooper batted 4 for 5 with 2 doubles and a home run to lead the Boston Red Sox over the Oakland Athletics 6-1 before 34,341 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Rick Wise pitched an 8-hit complete game to improve his 1975 record to 17-8.

With 1 out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning, pinch hitter Walt Williams hit into a fielder's choice to drive home Thurman Munson with the winning run as the New York Yankees edged the Kansas City Royals 6-5 before 11,345 fans at Shea Stadium in New York.

Don Carrithers pitched a 4-hitter as the Montreal Expos shut out the San Diego Padres 4-0 before 4,976 fans at San Diego Stadium. The Expos scored 3 runs in teh 4th inning, with Mike Jorgensen's solo home run opening the scoring.

30 years ago
1985


Hit parade
Canada's top 19
1 Summer of '69--Bryan Adams
2 The Power of Love--Huey Lewis and the News
3 We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)--Tina Turner
4 St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)--John Parr
5 You're Only Human--Billy Joel
6 Crying Over You--Platinum Blonde
7 Never Surrender--Corey Hart
8 Head Over Heels--Tears for Fears
9 Freeway of Love--Aretha Franklin
10 Money for Nothing--Dire Straits
11 Get it On (Bang a Gong)--Power Station
12 Don't Lose My Number--Phil Collins
13 Invincible--Pat Benatar
14 You Give Good Love--Whitney Houston
15 Cry--Godley and Creme
16 Who's Holding Donna Now?--DeBarge
17 People are People--Depeche Mode
18 Smokin' in the Boys Room--Motley Crue
19 Dress You Up--Madonna

Died on this date
Evelyn Ankers, 67
. Chilean-born U.K. actress. Miss Ankers acted in numerous horror films for Universal Studios in the 1940s, and appeared in the Sherlock Holmes movies Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942) and The Pearl of Death (1944). She died of cancer 12 days after her 67th birthday.

25 years ago
1990


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): U Can't Touch This--MC Hammer

Died on this date
Manly P. Hall, 89
. Canadian-born U.S. occultist. Mr. Hall, a native of Peterborough, Ontario, moved to Los Angeles at the age of 19, and quickly became immersed in mysiticism and esoteric philosophies. He began preaching at Church of the People in 1919, and became permanent pastor in 1923. Mr. Hall founded the Philosophical Research Society in 1934, which continues today. Mr. Hall is perhaps best known as the author of books such as The Lost Keys of Freemasonry (1923) and The Secret Teachings of All Ages (1928). Oddly, despite Mr. Hall's many years of interest in Freemasonry, he wasn't actually initiated into the order until 1954; he was awarded the 33rd degree--Scottish Rite Freemasonry's highest honour--in 1973. Anyone reading about the history of the New Age Movement is likely to come across the name Manly P. Hall; his dubious spiritual descendants include Marianne Williamson, the most prominent promoter of the demonic A Course in Miracles. Ms. Williamson's career as a lecturer began in 1983 when she went to work with the Philosophical Research Society.

Protest
The Canadian Armed Forces dismantled the Mercier Bridge barricades at the Kanawake reserve that had been put up by Mohawks to protest the Oka standoff with Quebec police.

Terrorism
Following the shooting deaths of five people, including a member of parliament, the Armenian parliament declared a state of emergency and outlawed the republic's largest paramilitary group.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the index of leading economic indicators had not changed in July.

Baseball
The defending World Series champion Oakland Athletics bolstered their roster by acquiring veteran designated hitter Harold Baines from the Texas Rangers for minor league pitchers Scott Chiamparino and Joe Bitker, and getting outfielder Willie McGee from the St. Louis Cardinals for outfielder Felix Jose, minor league third baseman Stan Royer, and minor league pitcher Daryle Green. Mr. McGee was leading the National League with a batting percentage of .335, and he had accumulated enough plate appearances to qualify for the batting title--which he ended up winning, despite finishing the season in the American League. Mr. McGee hit .274 in 29 games for Oakland, dropping his combined average for the season to .324, below that of five players, all of whom spent the season in one league.

20 years ago
1995


Died on this date
Frank Perry, 65
. U.S. movie director, producer, and screenwriter. Mr. Perry was nominated for the Academy Award as Best Director for his first film, David and Lisa (1962). His other movies included The Swimmer (1968); Last Summer (1969); Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970); Mommie Dearest (1981); and Monsignor (1982). Mr. Perry died eight days after his 65th birthday after a long battle with prostate cancer.

Terrorism
Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze was slightly wounded when a bomb went off near his motorcade in the capital city of Tbilisi.

10 years ago
2005


Disasters
Hurricane Katrina devastated much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, killing an estimated 1,836 people and causing over $108 billion in damage (see also here).

Friday, August 28, 2015

August 28, 2015

450 years ago
1565


Americana
Spanish explorer Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sighted land near St. Augustine, Florida and founded the oldest continuously occupied European-established city in the continental United States.

170 years ago
1845


Journalism
The first issue of Scientific American was published.

75 years ago
1940


War
U.K. Royal Air Force bombers struck Berlin, killing civilians there for the first time. Italian planes bombed Port Said, Saudi Arabia for the first time. The Chinese government in Chungking announced that it would sendtroops into Indochina should Japanese forces enter the country under any pretext.

Diplomacy
German Fuehrer Adolf Hitler presided over an Axis conference at Berchtesgaden to plan a settlement of the dispute between Hungary and Romania.

Politics and government
Japanese Prime Minister Prince Fumimaro Konoe announced the basic principles of the new national totalitarian structure aimed at solidifying the control by the present regime.

Chinese Communist politician Chou En-lai returned to Chungking from Yenan to continue negotiations for cooperation between the Kuomintang and Communist parties.

The Argentine cabinet of President Roberto Ortiz resigned in order to facilitate a government reorganization.

Agriculture
Australia reported widespread drought, which threatened the country's entire agricultural economy.

Baseball
Ray Brown of the Homestead Grays pitched a 3-hitter in blanking the Baltimore Elite Giants for his 27th consecutive win in the Negro National League stretching back to the previous year.

70 years ago
1945


War
Japanese envoys signed a preliminary surrender to the British in Rangoon for troops in southeast Asia.

Diplomacy
French leader General Charles de Gaulle arrived in Ottawa for talks with Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King.

Assistant U.S. Secretary of State for American Republics Spruille Braden accused the Argentine government of President Juan Peron of brutality and intimidation against its citizens.

Politics and government
Escorted by U.S. Ambassador to China Patrick Hurley, Chinese Communist leader Mao Tse-tung arrived in Chungking and said he hoped that Chinese unity could be achieved.

Defense
The U.S. War Department told a House of Representatives Committee that it would reduce its personnel from the present 8.05 million to 2.5 million by July 1, 1946.

60 years ago
1955


Died on this date
Emmett Till, 14
. U.S. murder victim. Emmett Till was a Negro youth from Chicago who was visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi when he was accused of whistling at Carolyn Bryant, 21, a married white woman. Early the next morning, Mrs. Bryant's husband Roy and his half-brother J.W. Milam invaded the home of Emmett's great-uncle Mose Wright and kidnapped the boy. He was taken to a barn, savagely beaten, and dropped into the Tallahatchie River, where his body was found three days later. The murder of Emmett Till was a major event in the history of the American civil rights movement.

Football
IRFU
Toronto Argonauts' intrasquad game 2
Blue 30 White 5

Wilford White caught a 53-yard touchdown pass and added 4 converts and a single on a kickoff as Blue routed White before 3,500 fans at Maple Leaf Stadium.

NFL
Pre-season
Los Angeles 23 New York 17 (OT) @ Portland, Oregon

The Rams scored a touchdown to defeat the Giants at Multnomah Stadium to win the first NFL game eve to be decide in sudden-death overtime.

50 years ago
1965


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Help!/I'm Down--The Beatles (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in France: Mes Mains Sur Tes Hanches--Salvatore Adamo (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Il mondo--Jimmy Fontana (6th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Il Silenzio--Nini Rosso (8th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Help!--The Beatles (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): I Got You Babe--Sonny and Cher

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I Got You Babe--Sonny and Cher (3rd week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Help!--The Beatles
2 I Got You Babe--Sonny and Cher
3 California Girls--The Beach Boys
4 Like a Rolling Stone--Bob Dylan
5 Unchained Melody--The Righteous Brothers
6 Down in the Boondocks--Billy Joe Royal
7 It's the Same Old Song--Four Tops
8 Papa's Got a Brand New Bag (Part 1)--James Brown and the Famous Flames
9 Nothing But Heartaches--The Supremes
10 Baby, I'm Yours--Barbara Lewis

Singles entering the chart were Ride Away by Roy Orbison (#59); Baby Don't Go by Sonny and Cher (#67); You've Got Your Troubles by the Fortunes (#75); With These Hands by Tom Jones (#76); I'm Yours (#79)/(It's A) Long Lonely Highway (#96) by Elvis Presley; Mohair Sam by Charlie Rich (#81); N-E-R-V-O-U-S! by Ian Whitcomb and Bluesville (#82); Do You Believe in Magic? by the Lovin' Spoonful (#83); Two Different Worlds by Lenny Welch (#84); Too Hot to Hold by Major Lance (#86); Can't Let You Out of My Sight by Chuck Jackson and Maxine Brown (#87); Soul Heaven by Dixie Drifter (#89); 3rd Man Theme (#90)/Taste of Honey (#100) by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass; You're the Reason by Gerry & the Pacemakers (#91); You Can't Be True, Dear by Patty Duke (#92); Just You by Sonny & Cher (#95); Roundabout by Connie Francis (#97); Liar, Liar by the Castaways (#98); Love is Strange by the Everly Brothers (#99); and These Hands (Small But Mighty) by Bobby Bland (also #100). You're the Reason was the B-side of Give All Your Love to Me, charting at #70.

Music
The Beatles continued their North American tour with a concert at Balboa Stadium in San Diego.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (3-1) 11 @ Calgary (4-2) 18

Lovell Coleman rushed for 138 yards, including a 34-yard touchdown to provide the winning margin for the Stampeders in the 4th quarter as they defeated the Tiger-Cats before 18,800 fans at McMahon Stadium.

40 years ago
1975


Football
NFL
Pre-season
Cincinnati (2-3) 20 @ Philadelphia (3-1) 30

Baseball
Bobby Bonds hit a 2-run home run off Ken Holtzman with 2 out in the bottom of the 8th inning to give the New York Yankees a 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics before 16,477 fans at Shea Stadium in New York. Mr. Holtzman allowed just 3 hits in pitching a complete game and taking the loss, while winning pitcher Pat Dobson allowed just 8 hits in 3 innings, and relief pitcher Tippy Martinez pitched a hitless 9th to get the save. Billy Williams hit a 2-run homer for Oakland in the 4th inning.

Mike Cuellar pitched a 5-hitter to win the pitchers' duel over Wilbur Wood, who pitched a 6-hit complete game as the Baltimore Orioles edged the Chicago White Sox 2-1 before 10,459 fans at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. Mr. Cuellar was 1 out away from a 3-hit shutout when Pat Kelly tripled and scored on a single by Jorge Orta before Ken Henderson grounded into a force play to end the game.

Don Gullett pitched a 5-hitter to iprove his 1975 record to 11-3 as the Cincinnati Reds shut out the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 before 30,345 fans at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati. Cincinnati shortstop Darrel Chaney hit his second home run of the season to lead off the bottom of the 5th inning, opening the scoring.

The San Diego Padres scored 5 runs in the bottom of the 4th inning to take a 7-2 lead, only to have the Montreal Expos respond with 4 runs in the 5th and 3 in the 6th as they beat the Padres 10-8 before 6,059 fans at San Diego Stadium. Montreal first baseman Nate Colbert batted 3 for 5 with a double and home run, 3 runs, and 2 runs batted in against his former team.

30 years ago
1985


Died on this date
Ruth Gordon, 88
. U.S. actress and screenwriter. Miss Gordon was a successful Broadway actress who also acted in movies and won the Academy Award for her supporting performance in Rosemary's Daughter (1968), and was also known for her co-starring role in Harold and Maude (1971). With her second husband, Garson Kanin, she was nominated for Academy Awards for screenplays for A Double Life (1947); Adam's Rib (1949); and Pat and Mike (1952).

Crime
An East German couple, Reinhard and Sonja Schulze of Cranford, Middlesex, England, appeared in a London courtroom to face charges of espionage.

25 years ago
1990


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Jos haluu saada--MC Nikke T (3rd week at #1)

Died on this date
Larry Jackson, 59
. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Jackson played with the St. Louis Cardinals (1955-1962); Chicago Cubs (1963-1966); and Philadelphia Phillies (1966-1968), posting a record of 194-183 with an earned run average of 3.40 in 558 games. His best season was 1964, when he led the National League with 24 wins. Mr. Jackson served four terms as a Republican member of the Idaho state legislature. He died of cancer.

World events
Iraq declared recently-invaded Kuwait to be its newest province.

Protest
The Canadian Armed Forces offered a 24-hour grace period to Mohawks at the Kanasetake reserve at Oka, Quebec to dismantle barricades.

Disasters
A tornado cut a 700-foot-wide swath across towns and cornfields in Illinois 35 miles southwest of Chicago. Following an eight-mile course through Plainfield, Crest Hill, and Joliet, the tornado killed 29 people and injured 353. 50 houses and 500 apartments were destroyed. Some victims dies when the tornado’s vacuum lifted them into the sky and dropped them into nearby fields.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (2-5-1) 34 @ Ottawa (2-6) 41
Calgary (5-2-1) 37 @ Winnipeg (6-2) 39 (OT)

Damon Allen threw for 288 yards and 3 touchdowns as the Rough Riders ended a 4-game losing streak. Stephen Jones caught 2 of Mr. Allen’s touchdown tosses, with the other going to Stacey Dawsey. Gregg Stumon scored Ottawa’s other touchdown on a 21-yard interception return. The Rough Riders led 41-11 after the 3rd quarter before the Lions mounted a furious comeback behind Joe Paopao, at quarterback in relief of ineffective starter Doug Flutie. Mr. Flutie completed just 12 of 26 passes for 182 yards and 2 interceptions, but Mr. Paopao completed 20 of 33 for 313 yards and 4th-quarter touchdowns to Larry Willis, Lorenzo Graham, and Emanuel Tolbert. Kennard Martin scored B.C.’s first touchdown on a 1-yard rush on the first play of the second quarter. Ray Alexander of the Lions led all receivers with 9 receptions for 154 yards, while Mr. Willis contributed 130 on 6 catches. 22,450 were in attendance at Lansdowne Park.

Mark McLoughlin was wide on a 31-yard field goal attempt with 4 seconds remaining in the second overtime period, and the resulting single point left the Stampeders 2 points short. Winnipeg had tied the game with 23 seconds remaining in the 4th quarter on a 23-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Danny McManus to James Murphy, converted by Trevor Kennerd. It was the second touchdown pass from Mr. McManus to Mr. Murphy in the 4th quarter. Mr. Kennerd provided the winning margin with a 16-yard field goal--his sixth field goal of the game--with 1:38 remaining in the second overtime period. Calgary quarterback Danny Barrett completed 3 touchdown passes, all to Derrick Crawford, who caught 8 passes for 193 yards. Backup quarterback Terrence Jones threw 6 yards to Darrell Wallace for Calgary’s other touchdown. Tom Burgess started at quarterback for the Blue Bombers and threw a touchdown pass to Rick House in the 1st quarter. Attendance at Winnipeg Stadium was 28,480.

Baseball
Ryne Sandberg became the first major league second baseman to post consecutive seasons of 30 or more home runs as he homered to help the Chicago Cubs beat the Houston Astros 5-2 before 12,150 fans at the Astrodome. Greg Maddux pitched an 8-hit complete game victory.

20 years ago
1995


Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Play This Song--2 Fabiola

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Only Wanna Be with You--Hootie & the Blowfish (2nd week at #1)
2 Kiss from a Rose--Seal
3 I'll Be There for You--The Rembrandts
4 Can't Cry Anymore--Sheryl Crow
5 Somebody's Crying--Chris Isaak
6 This Ain't a Love Song--Bon Jovi
7 Misery--Soul Asylum
8 A Higher Place--Tom Petty
9 Waterfalls--TLC
10 Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me--U2

Singles entering the chart were Guns and God by Lawrence Gowan (#80); Twisted Vehicle by She Stole My Beer (#84); I'm Shattered by Barney Bentall (#85); No More Walking Away by Kim Mitchell (#89); Fall Away by My Brilliant Beast (#92); Side of the Road by Blue Rodeo (#93); J.A.R. by Green Day (#94); Stuck in the Middle with You by the Jeff Healey Band (#95); Carnival by Natalie Merchant (#96); and I Walked by Wanderlust (#98).

Business
New York City-based banks Chase Manhattan Corporation and Chemical Banking Corporation announced that they would merge. The new corporation, retaining the Chase Manhattan name, would have assets of $297 billion, $40 billion more than Citicorp, then the largest U.S. bank.

10 years ago
2005


Disasters
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin ordered everyone in the city to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Katrina.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

August 27, 2015

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Brenda Kiema!

150 years ago
1865


Born on this date
Charles G. Dawes
. 30th Vice President of the United States, 1925-1929. Mr. Dawes, a Republican, was Vice President under President Calvin Coolidge. He was awarded a share of the 1925 Nobel Peace Prize "for the Dawes Plan for German reparations which was seen as having provided the economic underpinning of the Locarno Pact of 1925." Mr. Dawes was also an amateur composer of music, and his Melody in A Major (1912) became a popular instrumental piece, and became a popular hit song under the title It's All in the Game after lyrics were written by Carl Sigman in 1951. Mr. Dawes died on April 23, 1951 at the age of 85.

Died on this date
Thomas Chandler Haliburton, 68
. Nova Scotian author, judge and politician. Mr. Haliburton held political office in Nova Scotia and in England after moving there in 1896, but was best known for a series of humourous novels featuring the character Sam Slick, beginning with The Clockmaker (1936).

125 years ago
1890


Born on this date
Man Ray
, U.S.born -French photographer and painter. Mr. Ray, born Emmanuel Radnitzky, was a major figure in the Dada and Surrealist movements. He died on November 18, 1976 at the age of 86.

100 years ago
1915

Born on this date
Norman Foster Ramsey, Jr.
U.S. physicist. Dr. Ramsey was awarded a share of the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physics "for the invention of the separated oscillatory fields method and its use in the hydrogen maser and other atomic clocks." He died on November 4, 2011 at the age of 96.

80 years ago
1935


Baseball
The New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox split a doubleheader before 20,000 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago, with the Yankees winning the opener 13-10 and the White Sox taking the second game 4-3. New York first baseman Lou Gehrig tied an American League record in the second game by drawing 5 bases on balls in as many plate appearances.

The St. Louis Browns swept a doubleheader from the Washington Nationals 10-6 and 11-1 at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. In the first game, Bob Poser relieved starting pitcher Dick Coffman and allowed 8 hits and 3 earned runs in 6 innings to get the win, and also hit a single in 2 at bats. It was his only win, and his only hit, coming in his fifth and last major league game. Russ Van Atta pitched a 9-hit complete game victory in the second game, while losing pitcher Bobo Newsom also pitched a complete game despite allowing 9 hits, 12 bases on balls, and 11 earned runs.

75 years ago
1940


War
Under a heavy cloud cover, German planes attacked London for the fifth straight night. Fighting between Romanians and Soviets and Romanians and Hungarians broke out in disputed border areas. French forces in the Chad area of Equatorial Africa declared their allegiance to General Charles de Gaulle.

Defense
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill cabled U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt that the U.K. cabinet had agreed in principle to the proposed destroyers-for-bases deal. U.S. Attorney General Robert Jackson informed Mr. Roosevelt that there was no constitutional requirement for congressional approval of the deal. The United States Congress approved President Roosevelt's plan to call up the National Guard for a year's training.

Diplomacy
U.S. President Roosevelt authorized the transportation of refugee children in American vessels under a safe conduct pass by all the states named in the 1939 Neutrality Act.

Politics and government
Republican Party U.S. Presidential candidate Wendell Willkie rejected the support of Roman Catholic priest and radio commentator Father Charles Coughlin and his admirers because of their alleged religious and racial bigotry.

70 years ago
1945


War
The first U.S. troops to enter Japan began landing at Yatsugi airport near Yokohama after successful efforts by Emperor Hirohito's brother Prince Takamatsu to avert a threatened kamikaze attack on the occupation forces. The Philippines reported that American troops would occupy a part of Korea.

Defense
U.S. President Harry Truman told Congress that because of "elements of danger" in the Pacific, the need for 1.2 million servicemen in diorganized Europe, and the feeling that veterans should return home, the Selective Service should continue to draft men aged 18-25. The U.S. Navy sped up demobilization, planning now to discharge 2.9 million men in the next year and reducing enlisted personnel to about 500,000.

Diplomacy
Two million people in New York City cheered French leader General Charles de Gaulle along a 62-mile tour of the city as he stressed U.S.-French unity.

World events
Former Norwegian dictator Vidkun Quisling, on trial in Oslo for treason, was revealed by a psychiatric examination to be sane.

Politics and government
Syrian Prime Minister Fayez al Khoury formed a new cabinet, using only member of the Liberal Party.

Law
Colombia and Costa Rica abolished all forms of censorship.

Economics and finance
The U.S. Office of Price Administration said that rent contol would remain in effect until June 30, 1946 and probably would be "a little tighter."

60 years ago
1955


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): (We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock--Bill Haley and his Comets (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Mirror): Rose Marie--Slim Whitman (6th week at #1)

#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): (We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock--Bill Haley and his Comets (Best Seller--8th week at #1; Disc Jockey--6th week at #1; Jukebox--5th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 The Yellow Rose of Texas--Mitch Miller and his Orchestra
--Johnny Desmond
2 Ain't That a Shame--Pat Boone
--Fats Domino
3 (We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock--Bill Haley and his Comets
4 Seventeen--Boyd Bennett and the Rockets
--The Fontane Sisters
--Rusty Draper
5 Hard to Get--Gisele MacKenzie
6 Maybellene--Chuck Berry
7 Learnin' the Blues--Frank Sinatra
8 Hummingbird--Les Paul and Mary Ford
--Frankie Laine
--The Chordettes
9 Wake the Town and Tell the People--Les Baxter and his Orchestra
--Mindy Carson
10 It's a Sin to Tell a Lie--Somethin' Smith and the Redheads

Singles entering the chart were Rusty Draper's version of Seventeen; I Want You to Be My Baby, with versions by Georgia Gibbs and Lillian Briggs (#36); Only You (And You Alone) by the Platters (#39); Ain'tcha-Cha Comin' Out T-Tonight? by Jo Stafford (#43); and Moments to Remember by the Four Lads (#47).

Football
WIFU
Saskatchewan (2-0) 29 @ Calgary (0-2) 12
British Columbia (1-1) 12 @ Edmonton (3-0) 29

Doug Killoh scored 2 touchdowns--one on a recovery of blocked kick and the other on a fumble return--as the Roughriders defeated the Stampeders before 13,400 fans at Mewata Stadium. Don Klosterman and Tom Dickerson shared Calgary quarterbacking duties; Mr. Klosterman rushed for one touchdown, and Mr. Dickerson passed to Bill McKenna for the other Calgary TD.

Normie Kwong scored 3 touchdowns, and Rollie Miles and Johnny Bright each added another, as the Eskimos beat the Lions before 17,500 fans at Clarke Stadium. Gil Bartosh and Frank Williams scored the B.C. touchdowns. For Mr. Williams, his touchdown was his second in as many games, and they turned out to be the only games he ever played with the Lions.

50 years ago
1965


Hit parade
Edmonton's top 10 (CJCA)
1 Help!--The Beatles (4th week at #1)
2 Down in the Boondocks--Billy Joe Royal
3 California Girls--The Beach Boys
4 Houston--Dean Martin
5 Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me--Mel Carter
6 I'm a Fool--Dino, Desi and Billy
7 Nothing But Heartaches--The Supremes
8 Save Your Heart for Me--Gary Lewis and the Playboys
9 Take Me Back--Little Anthony and the Imperials
10 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction--The Rolling Stones
Pick hit of the week: I Don't Want to Love You Baby--Chad & Jeremy
New this week: Kansas City Star--Roger Miller
I Live for the Sun--The Sunrays
Eve of Destruction--Barry McGuire
What Color (Is a Man)--Bobby Vinton
Man with Money--The Everly Brothers

Man with Money was the B-side of Love is Strange.

40 years ago
1975


Died on this date
Alex Remneas, 89
. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Remneas posted a 22-18 record with the Butte Miners of the Class D Union Assoication in 1911. He played for the Detroit Tigers on April 15, 1912, allowing 5 hits and 5 earned runs in 1 2/3 innings, and played 2 games for the St. Louis Browns in April 1915, allowing 3 hits and 1 earned run in 6 innings. Mr. Remneas' career major league record was 0-0 with an earned run average of 7.04.

Haile Selassie, 83. Emperor of Ethiopia, 1930-1974. Emperor Haile Selassie, born Tafari Makonnen Woldemikael, was appointed Regent Plenipotentiary by Empress Zewditu in 1916, and succeeded her as head of state in 1930. Emperor Haile Selassie spent the years 1936-1941 in exile in England while Ethiopia was under Italian occupation. He was deposed by a military coup in September 1974, and spent the rest of his life imprisoned in the Grand Palace.

Jack Dennett, 59. Canadian sportscaster. A native of Calgary, Mr. Dennett worked at radio station CFAC in Calgary before moving on to Regina and Winnipeg, and finally Toronto, where he worked with Hockey Night in Canada on both radio and television, doing features between periods. He was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame a few weeks before his death from bowel cancer.

World events
The Governor of Portuguese Timor, Mário Lemos Pires, abandoned the capital city of Dili and fled to Atauro Island, leaving control to a rebel group.

Economics and finance
France and West Germany announced joint plans to stimulate their sagging economies and provide more jobs.

Football
CFL
Toronto (2-4) 17 @ Montreal (4-2) 33
British Columbia (1-5) 10 @ Edmonton (4-1) 34

Jimmy Jones relieved Sonny Wade at quarterback in the 2nd quarter and engineered a comeback from a 10-5 deficit as the Alouettes defeated the Argonauts before 27,117 fans at Autostade. Mr. Jones completed 10 of 19 passes for 108 yards and a touchdown to Skip Eaman, and also rushed 4 times for 35 yards. Johnny Rodgers rushed 2 yards for a Montreal touchdown, while defensive end Mike Raines, playing his second CFL game, returned an interception 11 yards for the other Montreal TD. Toronto quarterback Mike Rae threw touchdown passes to Eric Allen and Doyle Orange.

Bruce Lemmerman completed 17 of 29 passes for 275 yards, including a 6-yard touchdown to Larry Highbaugh, as the Eskimos routed the Lions before a sellout crowd of 24,843 at Clarke Stadium in a game that ended several B.C. careers. Roy Bell and Calvin Harrell rushed for Edmonton touchdowns, and Dave Cutler added 4 field goals. Edmonton split end George McGowan caught 8 passes for 136 yards. Don Moorhead started at quarterback for the Lions, but suffered a career-ending knee injury in the 2nd quarter. He was relieved by Peter Liske, who passed 13 yards to Ross Clarkson for the only B.C. touchdown with 45 seconds remaining in the 1st half. Eric Guthrie also saw action at quarterback for B.C. It was the only CFL regular season game for B.C. defensive back Luther Howard, who had played in the 1974 Western Semi-Final. It was the last game for Eagle Keys as head coach of the Lions and for Jackie Parker as general manager; they were both fired two days later. Mr. Keys refused to shake hands with Edmonton head coach Ray Jauch after the game, upset with what he saw as an attempt to "run up" the score.

Baseball
Bruce Miller drove in 4 runs with a single and triple, and John Montefusco pitched a 7-hit complete game victory as the San Francisco Giants beat the Montreal Expos 9-1 before 2,594 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

Burt Hooton pitched a 3-hitter and singled in 2 runs in a 7-run 6th inning as the Los Angeles Dodgers blanked the Philadelphia Phillies 10-0 before 20,753 fans at Dodger Stadium.

Tom Seaver pitched a 6 hitter, singled and walked and scored 2 runs in improving his 1975 record to 19-7 as the New York Mets shut out the San Diego Padres 7-0 before 8,524 fans at San Diego Stadium.

After Billy Williams singled to lead off the 9th inning, pinch runner Matt Alexander stole second base and advanced to third on a throwing error by catcher Thurman Munson, and then scored on a sacrifice fly by Gene Tenace to give the Oakland Athletics a 3-2 win over the New York Yankees before 20,471 fans at Shea Stadium in New York. Vida Blue allowed 7 hits and 2 runs--1 earned--in 8 1/3 innings to improve his record for the season to 17-10. With 1 out in the bottom of the 9th, Mr. Munson reached first base on an error by shortstop Ted Martinez, and pinch runner Rich Coggins advanced to second on a single by pinch hitter Rick Dempsey. Rollie Fingers then relieved Mr. Blue and struck out Bobby Bonds and retired Sandy Alomar on a fly ball to center field to end the game. Losing pitcher George Medich allowed 6 hits and 2 earned runs in pitching a complete game.

Pinch hitter Tony Oliva singled home pinch runner Steve Brye with 1 out in the top of the 11th inning to give the Minnesota Twins a 1-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers before 6,261 fans at County Stadium in Milwaukee. Bert Blyleven pitched a 6-hitter, walking just 1 batter while striking out 13 to get the shutout.

The Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians split a twi-night doubleheader before 9,297 fans at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland. In the first game, Claude Osteen allowed just 4 hits in 8+ innings before Goose Gossage allowed a hit but no runs as the White Sox won 2-0. Mr. Gossage entered the game after John Lowenstein singled to lead off the bottom of the 9th inning, and retired 2 batters before allowing a single by Rico Carty, but retired George Hendrick on a ground out to end the game. For Mr. Osteen, the win was the 196th and last of his major league career. Losing pitcher Jim Bibby allowed just 3 hits and 2 earned runs in pitching a complete game. Fritz Peterson pitched a 4-hitter as the Indians won 5-0 in a game that was played in 1 hour 59 minutes.

30 years ago
1985


Died on this date
Johnny Lindell, 68
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Lindell was an outfielder and pitcher with the New York Yankees (1941-1950); St. Louis Cardinals (1950); Pittsburgh Pirates (1953); and Philadelphia Phillies (1953-1954), batting .273 with 72 home runs and 404 runs batted in in 854 games. His best season was 1944, when he hit .300 with 18 home runs and 103 RBIs, and led the American League in triples (16), extra base hits (67), and total bases (297). He played on World Series championship teams in 1943, 1947, and 1949, batting .500 in the 1947 World Series with 7 RBIs in 6 games. As a pitcher, Mr. Lindell was 8-18 with an earned run average of 4.47 in 55 games. He died of lung cancer three days before his 69th birthday.

Baseball
The Toronto Blue Jays used 4 pitchers to shut out the Minnesota Twins 8-0 before 12,780 fans at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis. Steve Davis, who entered the game in the 2nd inning, was the winning pitcher. Toronto outfielder Jesse Barfield doubled off losing pitcher Frank Viola to set an American League record by recording an extra-base hit in 11 straight games.

25 years ago
1990


Died on this date
Stevie Ray Vaughan, 35
. U.S. musician. Mr. Vaughan was a highly-regarded blues guitarist who had a successful recording career from 1983 until his death in a helicopter crash while on the way to Chicago after performing in East Try, Wisconsin.

Protest
The Canadian Armed Forces were ordered to use whatever force was necessary to end the standoff between Kanasetake Mohawks and Quebec police at Oka, Quebec.

Scandal
The "Guinness Four," who had been accused in a conspiracy to drive up the price of shares of Guinness during a 1986 battle to take over the Distillers drinks company, were convicted by a British jury.

Oddities
The baseball game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Milwaukee Brewers was delayed for 35 minutes when a huge swarm of gnats descended onto the field through the open roof of SkyDome in Toronto.

Football
CFL
Toronto (3-5) 36 @ Edmonton (5-3) 56

Tracy Ham passed for 314 yards and touchdowns to Craig Ellis, Keith Wright, and Reggie Taylor, and rushed for 61 yards and a touchdown to lead the Eskimos’ attack. Blake Marhsall rushed for an Eskimo touchdown, backup quarterback Warren Jones completed a touchdown pass to rookie slotback Jordan Gaertner, and Henry "Gizmo" Williams returned a missed field goal 110 yards for the other Edmonton major score. Mr. Williams added 102 yards on 6 punt returns and 54 on 3 kickoff returns for a total of 266. Tom Porras started at quarterback for the Argos and threw touchdown passes to Paul Masotti and Darrell K. Smith, but backup Rickey Foggie, who entered the game late, was spectacular, completing 7 of 12 passes for 204 yards and touchdowns to Andrew Murray, Mr. Smith, and Jeff Boyd in the last 7 minutes of the game. Mr. Foggie picked on rookie defensive back Kevin Clark, whose 7-game career as an Eskimo ended with this game. The teams combined to score 3 converted touchdowns each in the 4th quarter before just 28,151 fans at Commonwealth Stadium. Toronto running back Mike "Pinball" Clemons was held in check by the Edmonton defense, rushing 7 times for 8 yards and catching 3 passes for 18. Mr. Smith led all receivers with 187 yards on 8 receptions.

Baseball
Once the gnats had been dealt with, the 49,892 fans at SkyDome saw the Milwaukee Brewers defeat the Blue Jays 6-2, with Ted Higuera pitching a 6-hit complete game victory.

Ellis Burks hit 2 home runs in the 8-run 4th inning and drove in 5 runs as the Boston Red Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 12-4 before 10,411 fans at Cleveland Stadium.

20 years ago
1995


Football
CFL
Ottawa (2-8) 3 @ Edmonton (7-3) 63

Nick Mazzoli caught 3 touchdown passes, while Eric Blount and Michael Soles each scored 2 and C.J. Davis added another as the Eskimos routed the Rough Riders before 28,135 fans at Commonwealth Stadium. Mr. Blount's touchdowns were his first in the CFL; his second came on a 51-yard rush in the 4th quarter and was the Eskimos' longest rushing play in 1995.

10 years ago
2005


Football
CFL
British Columbia (9-0) 19 @ Saskatchewan (3-6) 15

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

August 26, 2015

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Jaqi Atugonza and Viktoriya!

90 years ago
1925


Radio
In Toronto, Ted Rogers invented the alternating-current tube, allowing plug-in batteryless radios. The call letters of his new radio station, CFRB, stood for "Rogers Batteryless."

80 years ago
1935


Baseball
Zeke Bonura doubled in the tying run in the bottom of the 13th inning and then stole home in the bottom of the 15th to give the Chicago White Sox a 9-8 win over the New York Yankees in the first game of a doubleheader before 15,000 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Lou Gehrig hit 2 home runs for the Yankees, including one in the 15th inning that gave the Yankees an 8-7 lead. The Yankees won the second game 7-5 in a game that was called because of darkness after 7 innings.

75 years ago
1940


Diplomacy
A joint Soviet-Japanese communique announced the settlement of the Manchukuo-Outer Mongolian border dispute.

Defense
The U.S.-Canadian Joint Defense Board met in Ottawa, electing as co-chairmen new York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and Colonel O.M. Baggar.

Politics and government
Republican Party U.S. presidential candidate Wendell Willkie said that he would agree to a debate with Socialist Party candidate Norman Thomas if President Franklin D. Roosevelt would also appear.

Economics and finance
Japanese newspapers reported their government's demand for favourable tariffs and greater supplies of raw materials from the Netherlands East Indies.

Health
Schools in three southern West Virginia counties were closed because of a polio outbreak that had already taken 10 lives.

Sport
Sports officials from the Western Hemisphere gathered in Buenos Aires to discuss the possible establishment of a Pan-American Olympiad.

70 years ago
1945


Died on this date
Franz Werfel, 54
. Austrian writer. Mr. Werfel was a novelist, author, and playwright who was best known for the novels The Forty Days of Musa Dagh (1933) and The Song of Bernadette (1941). His works were banned by the Nazis, and he and his family fled to the United States in 1940, where he remained for the rest of his life.

War
The United States War Department said that for the present it would draft 50,000 men per month. U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur informed the Japanese that U.S. fleet units were moving into Sagami Bay, just south of Tokyo. Nationalist Chinese troops won the race with Communist troops to enter Shanghai and Nanking. The U.S.S.R. announced that Soviet troops had completed occupation of the 32-island Kuril chain, stretching from the northern tip of Japan to the Kamchatka peninsula in the sea of Okhotsk.

60 years ago
1955


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Rose Marie--Slim Whitman (5th week at #1)

Football
ORFU
Sarnia (0-1) 16 @ Kitchener-Waterloo (1-0) 25

Messrs. Totzka, Fry, and Tonegusso scored touchdowns, with Bill Graham scoring a touchdown and 4 converts for the Dutchmen as they beat the Imperials before 3,500 fans in Kitchener. Messrs. Glendenning, Sokol, and McKeever scored touchdowns for Sarnia. Quarterback Gino Cappelletti, playing his first game in Canada, converted one of the Sarnia TDs.

50 years ago
1965


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): I Got You Babe--Sonny and Cher

Football
CFL
Ottawa (3-1) 31 @ Montreal (1-3) 13

Bo Scott scored 3 touchdowns and Whit Tucker scored another in the 4th quarter on a 76-yard pass from Russ Jackson as the Rough Riders defeated the Alouettes before 18,000 fans at Molson Stadium. J.W, Lockett scored 2 touchdowns for Montreal.

40 years ago
1975


Politics and government
Negotiations to end the civil war between the Rhodesian government and the African National Council collapsed acrimoniously when Rhodesian President Ian Smith refused to grant amnesty to African nationalist leaders attending the talks.

Football
CFL
Calgary (3-3) 22 @ Winnipeg (4-2) 25

Bernie Ruoff kicked a 33-yard field goal with 1:48 remaining in the game to break a 22-22 tie and Chuck Ealey rushed for 82 yards--76 in the 2nd half--to lead the Blue Bombers in a comeback from a 21-9 3rd-quarter deficit to defeat the Stampeders before a capacity crowd of 25,210 at Winnipeg Stadium. Jim Washington rushed 16 times for 84 yards, and Richard Crump added 71 yards as the Blue Bombers amassed 237 yards rushing. The Stampeders rushed for 200 yards, led by Willie Burden's 30 carries for 171 yards. Mr. Ealey threw just 8 passes, completing 4 for 99 yards, including an 8-yard touchdown to Bob LaRose in the 3rd quarter to start the Winnipeg comeback. Mr. Crump rushed 7 yards for a TD later in the quarter to put the Blue Bombers ahead 22-21. Mr. Washington rushed 3 yards for the first Winnipeg touchdown with 53 seconds remaining in the 1st half. Mr. Burden rushed 1 yard for a touchdown to open the scoring in the 1st quarter, and Joe Pisarcik completed a 12-yard TD pass to Rick Galbos 1:21 into the 3rd quarter. Mr. Pisarcik completed just 10 of 25 passes for 113 yards, and threw 2 key interceptions. Brian Herosian made an interception at the Calgary 19-yard line to set up Mr. Crump's touchdown, and Bob Toogood intercepted at the Calgary 37 to set up Mr. Ruoff's game-winning field goal.

Baseball
The Cleveland Indians claimed relief pitcher Bob Reynolds on waiers from the Detroit Tigers. Mr. Reynolds began the season with the Baltimore Orioles, posting a record of 0-1 with an earned run average of 9.00 in 7 games. He was traded to Detroit on May 29, and was 0-2 wit 3 saves and an ERA of 4.67 in 21 games with the Tigers.

Joe Morgan singled home Dave Concepcion and Pete Rose with 2 out in the top of the 9th inning to give the Cincinnati Reds a 6-5 win over the Chicago Cubs before 19,045 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The Reds were down to their last out with nobody on base when pinch hitter Terry Crowley singled to begin the rally, and Mr. Concepcion went in to run for him.

Thurman Munson batted 4 for 4 with a double, 2 runs, and 2 runs batted in, and Roy White was 4 for 5 with 2 runs as the New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics 7-1 before 20,927 fans at Shea Stadium in New York. Catfish Hunter pitched a 7-hit complete game victory to improve his 1975 record to 18-12, striking out 9 batters. Dave Bergman made his major leage debut, starting in right field for New York and batting 0 for 2, and making 1 putout in the field.

Dave Moates singled home Lenny Randle with 1 out in the 10th inning to give the Texas Rangers a 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers before 7,308 fans at Arlington Stadium. Gaylord Perry pitched a 9-hit complete game victory.

30 years ago
1985


Died on this date
Stu Clarke, 79
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Clarke was a shortstop with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1929-1930, batting .273 with 2 home runs and 23 runs batted in 61 games. His minor league career spanned at least the years 1924-1933.

Dick Wakefield, 64. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Wakefield was a left fielder with the Detroit Tigers (1941, 1943-1944, 1946-1949); New York Yankees (1950); and New York Giants (1952), batting .293 with 56 home runs and 315 runs batted in in 638 games, with all but the final 6 games being played with the Tigers. He batted .316 with 200 hits, including 38 doubles, in his rookie year of 1943, and batted .355 in 78 games in 1944. He then entered the U.S. Navy, and never played as well again.

Track and field
Zola Budd set a record for women in the 5,000-metre run at Crystal Palace in London with a time of 14 minutes, 48.07 seconds, 10 seconds faster than the old record.

Baseball
The Atlanta Braves, losers of 12 of their last 13 games, fired manager Eddie Haas and replaced him with Bobby Wine. The Braves had a 50-71 record at the time of the firing, 5th in the National League West Division. Gerald Perry singled home Dale Murphy with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the Braves a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates before 4,125 fans at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in Mr. Wine's first game as manager.

Juan Samuel singled home Tom Foley with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 4-3 win over the San Diego Padres before 25,736 fans at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia.

Greg Walker hit a home run off Bob Stanley with 1 out in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Chicago White Sox a 7-6 win over the Boston Red Sox before 7,889 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago.

Dave Collins singled home pinch runner Steve Kiefer with an unearned run with 2 out in the bottom of the 15th inning to give the Oakland Athletics a 3-2 win over the New York Yankees before 42,118 fans at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Eddie Murray had 3 of the Baltimore Orioles’ 7 home runs and drove in 9 runs as the Baltimore Orioles whipped the California Angels 17-3 before 25,805 fans at Anaheim Stadium. Dennis Martinez pitched 8 innings for the win, while John Candelaria gave up 7 runs in 1 2/3 innings to take the loss; he was relieved by Alan Fowlkes, who allowed 5 hits, 3 bases on balls, and 7 runs--all earned--in 3 innings in his second and last game as an Angel, and his 23rd and last major league game.

25 years ago
1990


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): U Can't Touch This/Dancin' Machine--MC Hammer (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Austria (Ö3): Verdammt - ich lieb' dich--Matthias Reim (7th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Verdammt - ich lieb' dich--Matthias Reim (8th week at #1)

Disasters
An explosion, probably caused by coal dust or methane gas, tore through a coal mine 90 miles west of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, killing more than 170 miners.

Baseball
Greg Harris pitched 7 2/3 innings to win the pitchers' duel over Todd Stottlemyre as the Boston Red Sox edged the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0 before 49,897 fans at SkyDome in Toronto to take the last 3 games, all by shutout, in their crucial four-game series. The only run came in the 8th inning when Tom Brunansky walked to lead off, advanced to second base on a wild pitch by Mr. Stottlemyre, and scored on a single by Jody Reed with 2 out. The Red Sox now led the Blue Jays by 4 games in the American League East Division pennant race.

Jesse Barfield drew a base on balls to lead off the bottom of the 11th inning and scored on a single by Steve Sax with 2 out to give the New York Yankees a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers before 31,045 fans at Yankee Stadium.

Ron Gant hit a home run leading off the bottom of the 9th inning to tie the game, and Greg Olson doubled home Francisco Cabrera with 2 out for the winning run, as the Atlanta Braves scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 9th to offset 2 in the top half of the inning and defeat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 before 14,178 fans at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.

20 years ago
1995


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Kiss from a Rose--Seal

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Scatman's World--Scatman John (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Country House--Blur (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Kiss from a Rose--Seal

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Kiss from a Rose--Seal
2 I Can Love You Like That--All-4-One
3 Boombastic/Summer Time--Shaggy/Shaggy (featuring Rayvon)
4 Run-Around--Blues Traveler
5 Waterfalls--TLC
6 Colors of the Wind--Vanessa Williams
7 Only Wanna Be with You--Hootie & the Blowfish
8 He's Mine--MoKenStef
9 One More Chance/Stay with Me--Notorious B.I.G.
10 You are Not Alone--Michael Jackson

Singles entering the chart were 1st of Tha Month by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (#59); Crazy Cool by Paula Abdul (#81); On the Down Low by Brian McKnight (#82); How High by Redman/Method Man (#84); Tell Me by Groove Theory (#86); Breakfast at Tiffany's by Deep Blue Something (#87); Keeper of the Flame by Martin Page (#89); Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop) by Scatman John (#90); and Not Enough by Van Halen (#92).

Football
CFL
Toronto (2-7) 14 @ Baltimore (7-3) 41
Calgary (8-1) 37 @ Birmingham (5-4) 14
San Antonio (5-5) 26 @ Memphis (4-6) 6
Shreveport (4-6) 20 @ British Columbia (7-3) 19

Mike Pringle rushed for 166 yards and a touchdown as the Stallions beat the Argonauts before 27,853 fans at Memorial Stadium. The game was the last for Mike Faragalli as Toronto's head coach; before their next game, he was fired and replaced by Bob O'Billovich.

Jeff Garcia replaced the injured Doug Flutie at quarterback and passed for 445 yards and 2 touchdowns to Dave Sapunjis to lead the Stampeders over the Barracudas before 19,652 fans at Legion Field. Marvin Coleman scored another Calgary touchdown on an 83-yard punt return.

Troy Mills rushed 1 yard for a touchdown and Maurice Miller recovered a fumble by Memphis quarterback Rickey Foggie for a touchdown as the Texans beat the Mad Dogs before 16,223 fans at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

The Pirates rallied from a 19-10 3rd-quarter deficit to upset the defending Grey Cup champion Lions before 24,535 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver. Billy Joe Tolliver completed a 60-yard touchdown pass to Wayne Walker to begin the comeback in the 3rd quarter; Bjorn Nittmo converted and kicked a 19-yard field goal--his second FG of the game--in the 4th quarter to provide the winning margin. The only B.C. touchdown came on a 75-yard rush by Cory Philpot in the 3rd quarter.

10 years ago
2005


Football
CFL
Winnipeg (3-7) 39 @ Hamilton (1-8) 41
Montreal (4-5) 26 @ Edmonton (6-3) 36

Ricky Ray completed 28 of 39 passes for 438 yards and touchdowns to Jason Tucker and Kwame Cavil, while rushing for a touchdown of his own, as the Eskimos beat the Alouettes before 44,624 fans at Commonwealth Stadium. Mr. Tucker caught 9 passes for 217 yards. Ron McClendon rushed 9 times for 69 yards and a touchdown, and caught 6 passes for 50 yards. Mike Vilimek, Eric LaPointe, and Kerry Watkins each scored a touchdown for Montreal. It was the first CFL game for Edmonton kicker Hayden Epstein, who scored 10 points on 4 converts and 2 field goals.