Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Brenda Heaps and Fermina Martinez!
150 years ago
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
British police charged six men in connection with the bombings of two pubs in Birmingham three days earlier.
Donald Johanson and Tom Gray discovered the 40%-complete Australopithecus afarensis skeleton, nicknamed "Lucy," in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia's Afar Depression.
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
#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).
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
#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.
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
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Feeling So Real--Moby (2nd week at #1)
10 years ago
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).
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