Friday, 17 November 2017

November 18, 2017

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Tommy-Joe Coffey, Warren Moon, Darren Flutie, Veronica Vamosi, and Patty Werbicki!

150 years ago
1867


Politics and government
Sir John Rose took office as Minister of Finance in the Canadian government of Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald.

Disasters
An earthquake struck Puerto Rico.

120 years ago
1897


Politics and government
T. R. McInnes was installed as Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia.

David Mills was sworn in as Minister of Justice in the Canadian government of Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier.

Transportation
The Canadian Pacific Railway launched the 829-ton steamboat Minto at Nakusp, British Columbia. The ship was refabricated in Toronto for service on the Stikine River in northern B.C. It was retired in April, 1954, and burned near Galena Bay on the Upper Arrow River on August 1, 1968.

90 years ago
1927


Died on this date
Scipione Borghese, 56
. Italian aristocrat. Prince Luigi Marcantonio Francesco Rodolfo Scipione Borghese, the Prince of Salmona, was an industrialist, politician, explorer, mountain climber, and auto racing driver. With his chauffeur, Ettore Guizardi--who did most of the driving--and journalist Luigi Barzini, Sr., Prince Borghese won the Peking to Paris auto race in 1907. Prince Borghese was succeeded as Prince of Salmona by his younger brother Livio.

75 years ago
1942


War
Guy Bieler parachuted inside France to act as the first Canadian Army secret agent inside France during World War II. British troops in Libya drove to within 70 miles of Bengazi, while the main Axis force continued its retreat toward El Agheila. U.S., U.K., and French forces entered Tunisia from several points. The U.S.S.R. claimed that Germany had lost 1,000-4,000 men daily in their three-week offensive on Stalingrad.

Politics and government
Vichy French Chief of State Marshal Philippe Pétain appointed Pierre Laval as dictator of Nazi-occupied France.

The United States House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee rejected President Franklin D. Roosevelt's request for wartime powers to suspend trade laws that hampered the war effort.

Argentine Interior Minister Miguel Culaciati instructed governments of all provinces to prevent dissemination of totalitarian propaganda by Axis agents.

Crime
A U.S. federal jury in New York convicted German-born U.S. citizen Anthony Cramer of treason for aiding Werner Thiel, a Nazi saboteur who had been executed on August 8, 1942.

Transportation
The United States and Mexico agreed that they would jointly rehabilitate key lines of the Mexican National Railways to facilitate transportation of war materials.

70 years ago
1947


World events
Police in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia arrested 206 political suspects in an alleged conspiracy to revive a separate Slovak state, while the Czech government reorganized the Slovak Administrative Cabinet with a plurality of Democratic Party ministers.

Disasters
In the worst fire disaster in the history of New Zealand, 41 people were killed at Ballantyne's Department Store in Christchurch.

60 years ago
1957


Hit parade
#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): #1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Jailhouse Rock/Treat Me Nice--Elvis Presley (Best Seller--5th week at #1); Jailhouse Rock--Elvis Presley (Top 100--3rd week at #1); Wake Up Little Susie--The Everly Brothers (Disc Jockey--4th week at #1)

War
Communist Pathet Lao troops, arms, and administrators were transferred to the Royal Laotian Army and government under a truce agreement.

Defense
The U.S. Defense Department announced that the 17th Tactical Missile Squadron, a Matador guided missile unit, was being sent to Taiwan to bolster U.S. and Nationalist Chinese forces.

Politics and government
A joint Egyptian-Syrian parliamentary session in Damascus voted unanimously to approve plans for the creation of a federal union of Egypt and Syria.

Energy
U.K. Paymaster General Reginald Maudling announced an agreement on plans for an $11.2-million cross-channel cable system to link the British and French electric power networks.

50 years ago
1967


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): The Last Waltz--Engelbert Humperdinck (5th week at #1)

#1 single in France: La Dernière Valse--Mireille Mathieu

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Senza luce--Dik Dik

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Romeo und Julia--Peggy March

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Homburg--Procol Harum (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Whiskey on a Sunday--Danny Doyle (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Baby Now that I've Found You--The Foundations (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): To Sir with Love--Lulu (5th week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Incense and Peppermints--Strawberry Alarm Clock
2 The Rain, the Park and Other Things--The Cowsills
3 Soul Man--Sam & Dave
4 To Sir with Love--Lulu
5 It Must Be Him--Vikki Carr
6 Please Love Me Forever--Bobby Vinton
7 Let it All Hang Out--The Hombres
8 Your Precious Love--Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
9 I Can See for Miles--The Who
10 I'm Wondering--Stevie Wonder

Singles entering the chart were Peace of Mind by Paul Revere and the Raiders (#60); Honey Chile by Martha Reeves & the Vandellas (#62); Summer Rain by Johnny Rivers (#63); Soul Man by Ramsey Lewis (#82); Sockin' 1-2-3-4 by John Roberts (#84); Baby You Got It by Brenton Wood (#86); Here Comes Heaven by Eddy Arnold (#88); Cover Me by Percy Sledge (#89); I'll Be Sweeter Tomorrow (Than I Was Today) by the O'Jays (#90); He Ain't Give You None by Freddie Scott (#93); What's it Gonna Be by Dusty Springfield (#96); Tell Mama by Etta James (#98); Judy in Disguise (With Glasses) by John Fred and his Playboy Band (#99); and Where is the Party by Helena Ferguson (#100).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 The Rain, the Park and Other Things--The Cowsills
2 Soul Man--Sam & Dave
3 Holiday--The Gee Gees
4 Your Precious Love--Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
5 Love is Strange--Peaches and Herb
6 Expressway to Your Heart--Soul Survivors
7 I'm Wondering--Stevie Wonder
8 Please Love Me Forever--Bobby Vinton
9 I Can See for Miles--The Who
10 People are Strange--The Doors

Singles entering the chart were In and Out of Love by Diana Ross & the Supremes (#67); Neon Rainbow by the Box Tops (#68); Morning Magic by the Stampeders (#73); (The Lights Went Out In) Massachusetts by the Bee Gees (#74); The Attitude by the Sugar Shoppe (#85); She's My Girl by the Turtles (#86); Bottle of Wine by the Fireballs (#88); When You're Gone by Brenda and the Tabulations (#92); Beautiful People by Bobby Vee and the Strangers (#93); Footsteps by Bobby Curtola (#94); Chattanooga Choo Choo by Harpers Bizarre (#95); Birds of Britain by the Bob Crewe Generation (#96); Goin' Back by the Byrds (#97); Different Drum by the Stone Poneys featuring Linda Ronstadt (#98); Reach Out for Me by Burt Bacharach (#99); and Soul Man by Ramsey Lewis (#100).

Vancouver's top 10 (CKLG)
1 Itchycoo Park--Small Faces (2nd week at #1)
2 Next Plane to London--The Rose Garden
3 She is Still a Mystery--The Lovin' Spoonful
4 Daydream Believer--The Monkees
5 The Rain, the Park and Other Things--The Cowsills
6 Pata Pata--Miriam Makeba
7 Lady Bird--Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood
8 I Say a Little Prayer--Dionne Warwick
9 Ten Little Indians--The Yardbirds
10 Reflections of Charles Brown--Rupert's People

Singles entering the chart were Love of the Common People by Wayne Newton (#23); (The Lights Went Out In) Massachusetts by the Bee Gees (#24); Virginia Day's Ragtime Memories by the Looking Glass (#26); Paper Cup by the 5th Dimension (#27); Too Much of Nothing by Peter, Paul and Mary (#28); Glad to Be Unhappy by the Mamas and the Papas (#29); and In and Out of Love by Diana Ross & the Supremes (#30).

Health
A ban on the movement of farm animals across the whole of England and Wales came into effect at midnight in an attempt to curb the spread of foot-and-mouth disease.

Economics and finance
The British government of Prime Minister Harold Wilson devalued the pound sterling by 14.3%; in U.S. dollars, the pound dropped from $2.79 to $2.40.

Football
CFL
Western Finals
Saskatchewan 11 @ Calgary 15 (Calgary led best-of-three series 1-0)

Peter Liske's touchdown pass to Lovell Coleman in the 4th quarter gave the Stampeders their win over the Roughriders before 21,031 fans at McMahon Stadium. It was the 15th and last game for rookie Calgary running back Ben Woodson.

40 years ago
1977


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Yes Sir, I Can Boogie--Baccara (14th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood--Santa Esmeralda

#1 single in France: Singin' in the Rain Part 1--Sheila and Black Devotion

Died on this date
Kurt Schuschnigg, 79
. Chancellor of Austria, 1934-1938. Mr. Schuschnigg, a member of the Christian Social Party from 1927-1933 and the Fatherland Front from 1933-1938, took office as Chancellor following the assassination of Englebert Dollfuss. Mr. Schuschnigg preferred Austria to remain independent, and resigned after the Anschluss with Nazi Germany in March 1938. He was immediately placed under house arrest, and spent World War II in concentration camps. Mr. Schuschnigg emigrated to the United States after the war, and was a professor of political science at Saint Louis University from 1948-1967. He died 27 days before his 80th birthday.

Crime
A jury in Birmingham, Alabama convicted former Ku Klux Klansman Robert "Dynamite Bob" Chambliss, 73, of first-degree murder in the September 15, 1963 bombing of a Baptist church in Birmingham, resulting in the deaths of four young Negro girls. Mr. Chambliss was sentenced to life imprisonment, and the prosecution announced that they were seeking further indictments in the case.

30 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Never Gonna Give You Up--Rick Astley (8th week at #1)

Died on this date
Jacques Anquetil, 53
. French cyclist. Mr. Anquetil was the first man to win the Tour de France five times, winning in 1957 and from 1961-1964. In 1961 he led every stage of the event. Mr. Anquetil's victories in the 1950s and '60s are too numerous too list here. He retired at the end of 1969 and became a farmer and cycling consultant. Mr. Anquetil died of stomach cancer.

Scandal
The United States Congress issued its final report on the Iran-Contra arms-for-hostages scandal, concluding that the administration of President Ronald Reagan had exhibited "secrecy, deception, and disdain for the law."

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that housing starts had declined 8% in October to the lowest level in four years.

Disasters
31 people died in a fire at King's Cross underground train station in central London (see also here).

Hockey
NHL
St. Louis 6 Toronto 3

25 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Just Another Day--Jon Secada (4th week at #1)

Crime
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police seized a record 4,323 kilograms of cocaine with a street value of $2.7 billion. The Canadian Armed Forces, with the help of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, tracked the plane from South America, then chased it with jet fighters and military helicopters over New Brunswick, forcing it to land at a remote airstrip at Casey, Québec. Two days later, they closed a processing lab in Laval, Québec, and arrested four Québeckers and three Colombian nationals.

20 years ago
1997


Literature
Jane Urquhart won the 1997 Governor General of Canada's award for fiction for her novel The Underpainter.

Education
The Canadian Parliament voted to amend the 1982 Constitution Act to permit Québec to replace its religion-based school system with one drawn along linguistic lines.

10 years ago
2007


Football
CFL
East Final
Winnipeg 19 @ Toronto 9

West Final
Saskatchewan 26 @ British Columbia 17

Charles Roberts rushed for 97 yards and Keith Stokes returned a punt 81 yards for a touchdown as the Blue Bombers defeated the Argonauts before 33,467 fans at Rogers Centre. Toronto quarterback Michael Bishop completed 21 of 45 passes for 376 yards and rushed 1 yard for his team's only touchdown, which was set up by a 90-yard pass completion from Mr. Bishop to Arland Bruce. Late in the game, Winnipeg quarterback Kevin Glenn suffered a broken left arm while trying to recover a fumble, putting him out of action for the rest of the game and the Grey Cup game; he was replaced by Ryan Dinwiddie. Damon Allen dressed as the backup for Mr. Bishop but didn't play, ending his 23-year Hall of Fame career.



Kerry Joseph threw 2 touchdown passes and the Roughriders scored 16 points off turnovers as they beat the Lions before 54,712 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver. The Saskatchewan defense recorded 7 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries, and 2 interceptions.







November 17, 2017

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Louise Bingley!

425 years ago
1592


Died on this date
John III, 54
. King of Sweden, 1568-1592. John III, a son of King Gustav I, took the throne as the result of a successful rebellion against his older half-brother Eric XIV. John III also ruled Finland as Duke and later Grand Duke. King John III had Roman Catholic sympathies, but was known for his attempts to close the gap between the Lutheran and Catholic Churches in Sweden. King John III was succeeded on the throne by his son Sigismund.

100 years ago
1917


Died on this date
Auguste Rodin, 77
. French sculptor. Mr. Rodin was best known for his bronze statue The Thinker, which originally appeared as part of the larger sculpture The Gates of Hell (1880). Mr. Rodin died five days after his 77th birthday.

75 years ago
1942


War
British troops in Libya occupied Derna on the Mediterranean coast and Mikili, 50 miles south, and were advancing toward Bengazi, 130 miles westward. German troops in Russia broke into the outskirts of a populated area on the Volkhov front and advanced slightly in Stalingrad fighting.

Defense
Spanish dictator Generalissimo Francisco Franco decreed partial mobilization of Spain's militry branches "to assure maintenance of peace in our territories."

U.S. Army officials announced that expansion of Army Air Forces Technical Training Command would make barracks out of more than 300 hotels in Miami Beach and Surfside, Florida.

Diplomacy
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt called for recognition of Admiral Jean-Francois Darlan as head of French possessions in North Africa as "a temporary expedient" to save lives.

U.S. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt returned to Washington from her tour of England.

Oil
The U.S. Office of Price Administration announced that as of December 1, 1942, the "A" sticker would entitle the holder to three, instead of the current four gallons of gasoline per week.

70 years ago
1947


Died on this date
Victor Serge, 56
. Belgian-born U.S.S.R. author. Mr. Serge, born Victor Lvovich Kibalchich, was an anarchist who became a Bolsheviks shortly after arriving in Petrograd in 1919. He wrote non-fiction and fiction books about 20th century revolutionaries. Mr. Serge criticized the regime of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, and was expelled from the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1928. He spent time in prison, but was eventually released, and went to Belgium and then to France. Mr. Serge and his family eventually made their way to Mexico; he died of a heart attack shortly after entering a taxi.

Diplomacy
The United Nations General Assembly passed a compromise resolution on the Spanish government of Generalissimo Francisco Franco, calling on the Security Council to take "any action required," after rejecting stronger proposals due to U.S. opposition. The Assembly also recommended--over U.S.S.R. opposition--Austria, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, and Transjordan for UN membership.

Politics and government
The Indian Constituent Assembly began its first session as a temporary parliament, electing G.V. Mavalankar as Speaker.

Pierre de Gaulle, a banker and brother of French President Charles de Gaulle, was elected President of the Paris municipal council, defeating a Communist candidate.

Technology
American scientists John Bardeen and Walter Brattain observed the basic principles of the transistor, a key element for the electronics revolution of the 20th century.

Economics and finance
Canada received a $300-million loan from the Import-Export Bank for U.S. equipment and raw materials, while Canadian Finance Minister Doug Abbott banned most luxury imports and urged an increase in the automobile excise tax to preserve the country's dollar reserves.

U.S. President Harry Truman addressed the special session of Congress that he had requested, urging immediate passage of the $597-million emergency aid program for France, Italy, and Austria and a 10-point anti-inflation program, and asking for authority to impose rationing and wage and price controls. U.S. Senator Robert Taft (Republican--Ohio) criticized the anti-inflation proposals as "the end of economic freedom."

Labour
The Screen Actors Guild implemented an anti-Communist loyalty oath.

60 years ago
1957


On television tonight
Alfred Hitchcock Presents, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Enough Rope for Two, starring Jean Hagen, Steve Hill, and Steve Brodie

Died on this date
George Fay, 48
. U.S. attorney. Mr. Fay was the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia in 1946 and from 1947-1951. He cracked down on sex crimes, pursued a perjury case against former U.S. State Department employee Alger Hiss, and helped to prosecute Puerto Rican nationalists for the attempted assassination of U.S. President Harry Truman in 1950.

Disasters
A British European Airways Vickers Viscount G-AOHP crashed at Ballerup after the failure of three engines on approach to Copenhagen Airport. The cause was a malfunction of the anti-icing system on the aircraft.

50 years ago
1967


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: The Last Waltz--Engelbert Humperdinck (2nd week at #1)

Edmonton's top 10 (CJCA)
1 The Rain, the Park and Other Things--The Cowsills
2 Beg, Borrow and Steal--Ohio Express
3 Run, Run, Run--The Third Rail
4 I Can See for Miles--The Who
5 The Letter--The Box Tops
6 Let it All Hang Out--The Hombres
7 Hush--Billy Joe Royal
8 Holiday--The Bee Gees
9 People are Strange--The Doors
10 Incense and Peppermints--Strawberry Alarm Clock
Pick hit of the week: (Alone) In My Room--Willie and the Walkers
New this week: Chick-A-Boom--Van Morrison
Kites are Fun--The Free Design
This Town--Frank Sinatra
Soul Man--Ramsey Lewis
Freedom Bird--The Lewis & Clarke Expedition

40 years ago
1977


Diplomacy
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat accepted Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin's invitation to address the Knesset. Egyptian Foreign Minister then resigned in protest at Mr. Sadat's decision, and bombs were set off near the Egyptian embassy in Damascus.

30 years ago
1987


Died on this date
Paul Derringer, 81
. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Derringer pitched with the St. Louis Cardinals (1931-1933), Cincinnati Reds (1933-1942), and Chicago Cubs (1943-1945), compiling a record of 223 wins and 212 losses. He won 18 games and lost just 8 in his rookie year, but lost both of his decisions in the 1931 World Series against the Philadelphia Athletics. After going 0-2 to start the 1933 season with the Cardinals, he joined the Reds, and went 7-25 with them that year, finishing with a dismal record of 7-27. He improved to 15-21 in 1934 and 22-13 in 1935. Mr. Derringer's best seasons were 1938-1940, winning at least 20 games in each year. His best season was 1939, when he went 25-7 and led the National League with a winning percentage of .781 as the Reds won their first pennant in 20 years. Mr. Derringer won 20 games in 1940 and was 2-1 in the World Series as the Reds defeated the Detroit Tigers in 7 games. Mr. Derringer ended his career by appearing in 3 games as a relief pitcher for the Chicago Cubs as they lost to the Tigers in 7 games.

Olympics
Former Canadian Olympians figure skater Barbara Ann Scott and speed-walker Fred Hayward, carried the Olympic Torch down Signal Hill in St. John's, Newfoundland and handed it off to Maurice Sheppard, the first of 6,620 Canadians who carried the flame on an 11,250-mile trek to Calgary. The Torch arrived 87 days later, on February 13, 1988, to open the Winter Olympic Games in Calgary.

Baseball
Toronto Blue Jays' left fielder George Bell was named the American League's Most Valuable Player for 1987, becoming the first Blue Jay to win the honour, as well as the first player from a Canadian-based baseball team and the first native of the Dominican Republic to win the MVP award. Mr. Bell batted .308 with 47 home runs and 134 runs batted in in 156 games, leading the league in RBIs.

25 years ago
1992


Law
Canadian Justice Minister Kim Campbell announced that the federal government would pay up to 80 victims of brainwashing experiments $100,000 each on compassionate grounds. The experiments, which included the use of electroconvulsive shock, were conducted by Dr. Ewen Cameron at McGill University in the 1950s and 1960s, and were funded by the Canadian government and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.

20 years ago
1997


Hit parade
Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Tubthumping--Chumbawumba (2nd week at #1)
2 Fly--Sugar Ray
3 The Sound Of--Jann Arden
4 On My Own--Peach Union
5 Show Me Love--Robyn
6 Walkin' on the Sun--Smash Mouth
7 I've Just Seen a Face--Holly Cole
8 4 Seasons of Loneliness--Boyz II Men
9 Invisible Man--98 Degrees
10 I am the Man--Philosopher Kings

Singles entering the chart were Do What You Do by Carolyn Arends (#77); The Chain by Fleetwood Mac (#83); Good Man Feeling Bad by Tom Cochrane (#84); 3 AM by Matchbox 20 (#94); and Breaking All the Moves by She Moves (#96).

Terrorism
62 people in Luxor, Egypt, most of them foreign tourists, were killed by six Islamic terrorists outside the Temple of Hatshepsut. The attackers were killed by police.

Energy
The Hibernia drilling platform off the shore of Newfoundlans pumped its first barrel of oil; an output of 180,000 barrels per day by 2000 was predicted.

Hockey
Former Pittsburgh Penguins' centre Mario Lemieux was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

November 16, 2017

180 years ago
1837


War
A rebel force of 150 led by Bonaventure Viger and Dr. Timothée Kimber ambushed an 18-man troop of the Montréal Volunteer Cavalry led by Lieutenant Ermatinger and Constable Malo on the Chambly Road at Longueuil, Lower Canada, returning from St-Jean, Lower Canada, where they had arrested Patriote leaders Notaire Pierre Desmarais and Dr. Joseph Davignon. Shots were fired and there were several wounded on both sides, including Mr. Viger, who was hit in the leg; John Molson, Jr. took several bullets in his cap, but was unharmed. The Patriotes liberated prisoners Desmarais and Davignon in this, the first military action in the Lower Canada Rebellion of 1837. Governor Lord Gosford issued warrants for the arrest of 26 Patriote leaders on charges of high treason; Louis-Joseph Papineau and Wolfred Nelson were among those named. Only five leaders were captured.

160 years ago
1857


War
The six-month Siege of Lucknow, India ended with the arrival of British relief forces and the evacuation of defenders and civilians from the Residency. 24 Victoria Crosses were awarded as the result of the siege.

110 years ago
1907


Americana
Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory were combined to form Oklahoma, which was admitted to the Union as the 46th state.

Transportation
Cunard Line's RMS Mauretania, sister ship of RMS Lusitania, set sail on her maiden voyage from Liverpool to New York City.

75 years ago
1942


War
British forces and U.S. armoured columns continued to move toward Tunis unopposed. U.K. forces in Libya took Martuba, 15 miles southeast of Derna. U.S. and Australian troops linked up at the Kumusi River and were moving in to attack the Japanese base at Buna.

70 years ago
1947


On the radio
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring John Stanley and Alfred Shirley, on MBS
Tonight's episode: The Well-Staged Murder

Politics and government
The Polish Peasant Party, the government's last opposition, was reorganized under Joseph Niecko and other officials opposed to former party leader Stefan Mikolajczyk.

Labour
Striking Argentine metal workers voted to return to work after the government "strongly suggested" that employers grant a 36% wage increase.

The Congress of Industrial Organizations Amalgamated Clothing Workers and the Clothing Manufacturers Association signed a pact in New York giving 150,000 men's clothing workers a 12 1/2c hourly wage increase.

60 years ago
1957


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Around the World--Bing Crosby; Nat "King" Cole (4th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Siebenmal in der Woche--Vico Torriani

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Mirror): That'll Be the Day--The Crickets (4th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Jailhouse Rock--Elvis Presley (2nd week at #1)
2 Wake Up Little Susie--The Everly Brothers
3 Silhouettes--The Rays
4 Chances Are--Johnny Mathis
5 You Send Me--Sam Cooke
6 April Love--Pat Boone
7 Be-Bop Baby--Ricky Nelson
8 My Special Angel--Bobby Helms
9 Melodie d'Amour (Melody of Love)--The Ames Brothers
10 Fascination--Jane Morgan

Singles entering the chart were versions of Raunchy by Ernie Freeman, and Billy Vaughn and his Orchestra (#25, charting with the version by Bill Justis and his Orchestra); The Joker (That’s What They Call Me), with versions by Billy Myles, and the Hilltoppers (#45); Oh, Boy! by the Crickets (#48); The Story of My Life by Marty Robbins (#49); I Never Felt More Like Falling in Love by Tony Bennett (#59); and Love Bug Crawl by Jimmy Edwards (#60).

Diplomacy
Turkish and Italian leaders began talks in Ankara aimed at establishing "systematic political consultation" between the two countries as the southernmost members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Politics and government
Soviet bloc and Western European Communist leaders began talks in Moscow on coordination of policy.

Football
IRFU
Finals
Hamilton 17 @ Montreal 10 (First game of 2-game total points series)

WIFU
Finals
Edmonton 7 @ Winnipeg 19 (Winnipeg led best-of-three series 1-0)

ORFU
Finals
Kitchener-Waterloo 17 @ London 16 (Kitchener-Waterloo won best-of-three series 2-0)

The Blue Bombers came back from a 7-0 deficit to upset the Eskimos at Winnipeg Stadium. Edmonton opened the scoring in the 2nd quarter on a touchdown by Johnny Bright, converted by Joe Mobra. Gerry James returned the kickoff for a touchdown; the deficit remained 7-6 when Kenny Ploen missed the convert attempt. Charlie Shepard punted twice for singles to give the Blue Bombers an 8-7 halftime lead. In the 2nd half, Mr. Ploen completed a 72-yard pass to Dennis Mendyk and converted. Gerry James scored a single on a missed field goal attempt and then kicked a field goal to close the scoring.

Mike Norcia scored 16 points on 2 touchdowns, a convert, and a field goal, and Bob Celeri added a single as the Dutchmen edged the Lords at Labatt Park to win their fourth straight--and last--Ontario Rugby Football Union championship. Mr. King and Max Kitzelman scored London touchdowns, with Don Wright adding a convert and a field goal.

NCAA
Notre Dame 7 @ Oklahoma 0

Dick Lynch rushed 3 yards for a touchdown and Monty Stickles converted to climax an 80-yard drive late in the game to give the Fighting Irish the win, ending the Sooners' 47-game winning streak, 48-game unbeaten streak, and 123-game scoring streak. Notre Dame fullback Nick Pietrosante rushed for 169 yards.

50 years ago
1967


Hit parade
#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Love You Tokyo--Los Primos

Disasters
Aeroflot Flight 2230, an Ilyushin II-18, crashed shortly after takeoff from Sverdlovsk en route to Tashkent, killing all 107 people aboard.

40 years ago
1977


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): The Name of the Game--ABBA (2nd week at #1)

Diplomacy
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat visited Syrian President Hafez al-Assad, but was unsuccessful in an attempt to persuade Mr. Assad to support his efforts to discuss procedural difficulties in reconvening talks in Geneva on peace in the Middle East.

Hockey
NHL
Washington 2 @ Toronto 5

WCHL
Regina 7 Calgary 5

30 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): Electric Blue--Icehouse

Died on this date
Jim Brewer, 49
. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Brewer was a relief pitcher for the Chicago Cubs (1960-1963); Los Angeles Dodgers (1964-1975); and California Angels (1975-1976), compiling a record of 69-65, with 132 saves. He died of injuries from an automobile accident the day before his 50th birthday.

25 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): It Will Make Me Crazy--Felix (2nd week at #1)

Archaeology
The Hoxne Hoard of late Roman silver and gold coins was discovered in Hoxne, Suffolk, England.

20 years ago
1997


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Barbie Girl--Aqua

#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?--N-Trance featuring Rod Stewart

#1 single in Austria (Ö3): Something About the Way You Look Tonight/Candle in the Wind 1997--Elton John (8th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Something About the Way You Look Tonight/Candle in the Wind 1997--Elton John (9th week at #1)

World events
The People's Republic of China released pro-democracy dissident Wei Jingsheng from jail for medical reasons after nearly 18 years of incarceration, and deported him to the United States.

Football
CFL
Grey Cup @ Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
Toronto 47 Saskatchewan 23

Toronto Argonauts' quarterback Doug Flutie, playing the last game of his 8-year Canadian Football League career, completed 30 of 38 passes for 352 yards and 3 touchdowns, and rushed 5 times for 35 yards and a touchdown to lead the Argonauts over the Roughriders before 60,431 fans--including this blogger--to win their second straight Grey Cup championship. Mr. Flutie was named the game's Most Valuable Player, while Paul Masotti led Toronto receivers with 102 yards on 6 receptions, and was named the game's Most Valuable Canadian Player. Toronto running back Robert Drummond rushed 16 times for 128 yards and caught 6 passes for 59 yards and a touchdown. The Argonauts led 20-9 at halftime, and put the game away when Adrion Smith returned the 2nd-half kickoff a Grey Cup-record 95 yards for a touchdown. Derrell "Mookie" Mitchell and Mike "Pinball" Clemons caught Mr. Flutie's other TD passes. Saskatchewan quarterback Reggie Slack completed 22 of 37 passes for 268 yards and a touchdown to Mike Saunders, and rushed 1 yard for the game's final touchdown with 1:18 remaining in the game. Shawn Daniels rushed 3 yards for the first Saskatchewan TD with 41 seconds remaining in the 1st half. The biggest play for the Roughriders was the game's opening kickoff, which Shannon Baker returned 74 yards, leading to a field goal by Paul McCallum to open the scoring. Among the players whose careers ended with this game was Toronto receiver Norm Casola, who caught 1 pass for 13 yards; he died of cancer less than a year later at the age of 29.



10 years ago
2007


Died on this date
Grethe Kausland, 60
. Norwegian singer and actress. Mrs. Kausland, born Grethe Nilsen, had several hit records as "Lille Grethe," and appeared in several films as a child. She later performed with the show group Dizzie Tunes and appeared in several television series. Mrs. Kausland died of lung cancer.

November 15, 2017

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Ken Powless and Deyanira Martin Mendez!

240 years ago
1777


Politics and government
The U.S. Second Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation.

125 years ago
1892


Died on this date
Thomas Neill Cream, 42
. U.K. criminal. Dr. Cream was born in England but grew up in Quebec, and received his medical training at McGill University. He lived in England, Canada, and the United States, performing illegal abortions on prostitutes and murdering people by poison. Dr. Cream was imprisoned in Joliet Prison in Illinois from 1881-1891, and returned to England. He continued his criminal ways, and was eventually arrested and convicted of the murders of four prostitutes, the attempted murder of a fifth, and extortion. Dr. Cream was hanged at Newgate Prison.

100 years ago
1917


Died on this date
Émile Durkheim, 59
. French sociologist. Dr. Durkheim was one of the founders of sociology, and formally established it as an academic discipline. His books included The Division of Labour in Society (1893); The Rules of Sociological Method (1895); and Suicide (1897). Dr. Durkheim never recovered from his son's death in combat during World War I in 1915, and died of a stroke.

Oswald Chambers, 43. U.K. evangelist and educator. Mr. Chambers, a Baptist and later a Pentecostal evangelist, founded and was the principal of Bible Training College in Clapham Common, London, from 1911-1915. In October 1915, he arrived at Zeitoun Camp in Egypt as a Young Men's Christian Association chaplain to British soldiers during World War I. Mr. Chambers died a month after being stricken with appendicitis; he refused an operation, believing that wounded soldiers were more in need of treatment. Material from his lectures at Bible Training College and the Zeitoun Huts were collected and published in the popular daily devotional My Utmost for his Highest (1927).

75 years ago
1942


War
The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal ended in a victory for U.S. forces over Japanese forces. British forces, reinforced by American armoured columns, drove into Tunisia from Algeria for a battle with an estimated 10,000 German and Italian troops believed to have been rushed from Italy. French armed forces chief Admiral Jean-Francois Darlan appointed General H.H. Giraud as "military chief" of French Africa. Regent of Iceland Sveinn Bjornsson announced that British forces had left Iceland, giving place to "the American Army which is here at our request." Australian troops in northeastern New Guinea took Llimow and Wairopi, and advanced toward the Japanese base of Buna, 40 miles away, while American troops closed in from the south.

Disasters
The Royal Canadian Navy destroyer HMCS Saguenay was rammed by the Panamanian freighter Azra off Cape Race, Newfoundland; the impact set off Saguenay's depth charges, which blew off her stern. Saguenay made port at Saint John, New Brunswick, where her stern was plated over, and in October 1943 she was towed to Cornwallis.

Weather
In one of the worst days in Edmonton's history, the city was hit by 19.5 inches of snow as the temperature dropped to -13 F.

70 years ago
1947


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Near You--Francis Craig and his Orchestra (9th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Near You--Francis Craig and his Orchestra (6th week at #1)
--Larry Green and his Orchestra
--The Andrews Sisters
--Alvino Rey and his Orchestra
--Elliot Lawrence and his Orchestra
2 I Wish I Didn't Love You So--Vaughn Monroe and his Orchestra
--Dinah Shore
--Dick Haymes
--Betty Hutton
3 Feudin' and Fightin'--Dorothy Shay
--Jo Stafford
--Bing Crosby and the Jesters
4 You Do--Vaughn Monroe and his Orchestra
--Margaret Whiting
--Bing Crosby and Carmen Cavallaro
--Dinah Shore
--Vic Damone
5 When You were Sweet Sixteen--Perry Como and the Satisfiers
6 I Have But One Heart (O Marinariello)--Vic Damone
7 So Far--Frank Sinatra
--Perry Como
--Margaret Whiting
8 Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)--Tex Williams and his Western Caravan
--Phil Harris and his Orchestra
9 --And Mimi--Art Lund
--Dick Haymes
10 Kate (Have I Come Too Early, Too Late)--Eddy Howard and his Orchestra

Singles entering the chart were Zu-Bi (Everyone’s Love Song) by Sammy Kaye and his "Swing and Sway" Orchestra (#28); The Little Old Mill (Went ’Round and ’Round) by Buddy Clark (#30); My Heart is a Hobo by Bing Crosby (#32); Ya Sure, You Betcha by Dennis Day (#34); Made for Each Other (Tu Felicidad) by Desi Arnaz and his Orchestra (#38); Papa, Won't You Dance with Me? by Doris Day (#39); and Harmony by Johnny Mercer and the King Cole Trio (#40). Harmony was the other side of Save the Bones for Henry Jones (’Cause Henry Don’t Eat No Meat), charting at #37.

Politics and government
The Polish Parliament convicted exiled Peasant Party leader Stefan Mikolajczyk of treason and deprived him of his parliamentary seat.

Cincinnati's City Council elected Albert Cash as Mayor, making him the first Democrat to hold the post since 1913.

Protest
Week-long civil unrest directed against the Italian government of Prime Minister Alcide de Gasperi spread to Apulia an Cerignola in southern Italy.

Transportation
U.S. President Harry Truman released the report of his Merchant Marine Advisory Committee, which recommended a $600-million program to build 46 passenger ships within four years.

Economics and finance
Former U.S. War Secretaries Henry Stimson and Robert Patterson formed a Committee for the Marshall Plan to Aid European Recovery, with 200 members drawn from business, labour, education, and religious groups.

Football
IRFU
Finals
Ottawa 0 @ Toronto 21 (Toronto won 2-game total points series 24-0)

WIFU
Finals
Calgary 3 @ Winnipeg 10 (Deciding game after 2-game total points series was tied 19-19)

The Stampeders led the Blue Bomber 3-1 going into the 4th quarter at Osborne Stadium and Calgary's Paul Rowe returned an interception to midfield, but Calgary was called for roughing the passer on the play, and Winnipeg retained possession of the ball. Don Hiney drop-kicked a field goal to give the Blue Bombers a 4-3 lead. The Blue Bombers then put the game away with a 90-yard drive; Don Smith rushed 40 yards, and Bob Sandberg rushed 5 yards for a touchdown, converted by Mr. Hiney, to clinch the Blue Bombers' third straight Western championship, and the tenth straight Western championship for a Winnipeg team.

60 years ago
1957


Hit parade
#1 single in France (IFOP): Only You (And You Alone)--The Platters

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): That'll Be the Day--The Crickets (3rd week at #1)

On television tonight
Harbor Command, starring Wendell Corey
Tonight's episode: Frightened Witness

Died on this date
John Burnham, 40
. U.S. engineer. Mr. Burnham designed the U.S. atomic submarines USS Nautilus, USS Seawolf, and USS Skate.

Diplomacy
France condemned the U.S. and U.K. arms deliveries to Tunisia as an "unfriendly act," claiming that the weapons would be transferred to Algerian nationalist guerrillas.

Defense
U.S.S.R. Communist Party First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev challenged the United States to a "peaceful rocket contest" in the development of long-range missiles to prove Soviet superiority in the field.

Crime
A U.S. Federal District Court in New York sentenced convicted Soviet spy Rudolf Abel to 30 years in prison and a $3,000 fine.

Energy
United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold named retired U.S. General Raymond Wheeler to head a UN study for a hydroelectric power project in Southeast Asia's Lower Mekong River Basin.

Labour
American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations President George Meany suspended the Bakery and Confectionery Workers International Union for "failure and refusal" to "eliminate corrupt influences from the union."

Disasters
A British Aquila Airways flying boat crashed on the Isle of Wight en route to Madeira and the Canary Islands, killing 43 of 58 passengers.

50 years ago
1967


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): Baby Now that I've Found You--The Foundations (2nd week at #1)

Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 The Last Waltz--Engelbert Humperdinck (4th week at #1)
2 (The Lights Went Out In) Massachusetts--The Bee Gees
3 Itchycoo Park--Small Faces
4 The Letter--The Box Tops
5 Lightning's Girl--Nancy Sinatra
6 Homburg--Procol Harum
7 It Must Be Him--Vikki Carr
8 Hole in My Shoe--Traffic
9 Living in a Child's Dream--Masters Apprentices
10 Dream Girl--Davy Jones

Singles entering the chart were How Can I Be Sure by the Young Rascals (#33); She by Roy Orbison (#36); and (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman by Aretha Franklin (#38).

Died on this date
Mike Adams, 37
. U.S. military aviator. Major Adams was a United States Air Force test pilot. He was selected as an astronaut with the Manned Orbiting Laboratory program in 1965, and began flying the X-15 rocket plane in 1966. Major Adams was making his seventh X-15 flight when it started deviating from the proper course, and aerodynamic pressure caused the plane to go into a spin; the plane broke up over the Mojave Desert in California, killing Major Adams, who became the only fatality of the X-15 program.

War
24 Turkish Cypriots and 2 Greek Cypriots were killed when fighting erupted in the Cypriot villages of Ayios Theodoros and Kophinou.

Canadiana
Canadian Secretary of State Judy LaMarsh opened the Museum of Science and Technology in Ottawa, part of the National Museums of Canada.

40 years ago
1977


On television tonight
Family, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Childhood's End

30 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Where the Streets Have No Name--U2 (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in France: La Bamba--Los Lobos (5th week at #1)

Protest
Workers in Brașov, Romania rebelled against the Communist regime of Nicolae Ceaușescu.

Football
CFL
East Semi-Final
Hamilton 13 @ Toronto 29

West Semi-Final
Calgary 16 @ Edmonton 30

Lance Chomyc kicked 6 field goals and a convert, while Hank Ilesic punted for 4 singles as the Argonauts ended the Tiger-Cats’ reign as Grey Cup champions before 21,339 fans—including this blogger—at Exhibition Stadium. The Argonauts led 11-0 until the Tiger-Cats blocked one of Mr. Ilesic’s punts, and Terry Lehne recovered the ball in the Toronto end zone with 4:13 remaining in the 2nd quarter for the only Hamilton touchdown. Gill Fenerty, who rushed 23 times for 150 yards, ran 1 yard for the only Toronto touchdown with 37 seconds remaining until halftime. The Tiger-Cats quickly moved into position for a 52-yard field goal by Bernie Ruoff with 1 second left to reduce the Argonauts’ halftime lead to 18-10. There were no touchdowns in the 2nd half, with Messrs. Chomyc and Ilesic doing all the Toronto scoring and Mr. Ruoff kicking another field goal. The Argonaut defense limited the Tiger-Cats to 10 first downs and 193 yards of net offense, while recording 3 quarterback sacks. Tom Porras played most of the game at quarterback for Hamilton, completing just 10 of 27 passes for 104 yards and 3 interceptions. Tiger-Cats’ owner Harold Ballard, resplendent in a fur coat, was enjoying himself outside the stadium before the game.



Jerry Kauric kicked 5 field goals, 2 converts, and a single as the Eskimos defeated the Stampeders before 26,809 fans at Commonwealth Stadium. Edmonton quarterback Matt Dunigan completed a 29-yard touchdown pass to Brian Kelly to open the scoring in the 1st quarter. The Eskimos didn’t score another touchdown until the game’s final minute, when the Stampeders turned the ball over on downs, and Blake Marshall rushed 1 yard for the major score with 4 seconds remaining. The Stampeders’ only touchdown came on a 106-yard interception return by safety Greg Peterson at 6:45 of the 3rd quarter. J.T. Hay’s convert tied the game 13-13. Mr. Hay also kicked 3 field goals. Milson Jones of the Eskimos led all rushers with 16 carries for 94 yards, while Mr. Kelly caught 4 passes for 134 yards. Gary Allen, playing his last game in a Calgary uniform, rushed 7 times for 51 yards. Larry Willis led the Stampeder receivers with 96 yards on 7 receptions. Mr. Dunigan completed 15 of 31 passes for 280 yards and 3 interceptions. Calgary quarterback Rick Worman completed 21 of 37 passes for 247 yards and rushed 6 times for 20 yards, but left with a broken ankle in the 4th quarter. Carl Fodor replaced him, and was 0 for 4 in passing.



25 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): End of the Road--Boyz II Men (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Austria (Ö3): Birthday Song--Power Pack (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Don't You Want Me--Felix

Auto racing
Richard Petty ended his 35-year career in stock car racing with a fiery crash at the Hooters 500 in Atlanta; uninjured, he salvaged his car for a final lap. Mr. Petty won seven NASCAR championships and seven Daytona 500s, both records.

Football
CFL
East Semi-Final
Ottawa 28 @ Hamilton 29

West Semi-Final
Saskatchewan 20 @ Edmonton 22

Paul Osbaldiston’s 46-yard field goal with 11 seconds remaining in regulation time climaxed a stunning late comeback as the Tiger-Cats scored 16 points in the last 5 minutes to defeat the Rough Riders before 21,412 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium. The Tiger-Cats led 10-3 after the 1st quarter on a 40-yard touchdown pass from Damon Allen to Lee Knight and a convert and field goal by Mr. Osbaldiston, countered by a Terry Baker field goal for Ottawa. Mr. Baker kicked a single and converted a touchdown by defensive lineman John Kropke, who returned a fumble 24 yards in the 2nd quarter. The Rough Riders scored a safety touch before Mr. Osbaldiston kicked a 37-yard field goal with 2:05 remaining to tie the game 13-13 heading into the 2nd half. Mr. Baker added another single and converted Tom Burgess’ 1-yard touchdown run with 6 seconds remaining in the 3rd quarter, putting the Rough Riders ahead 21-13. They made it 28-13 on an 8-yard touchdown pass from Mr. Burgess to Jock Climie, converted by Mr. Baker with just 6:47 remaining in the 4th quarter. Don McPherson, who had relieved Mr. Allen at quarterback, brought the Tiger-Cats back with a 5-yard TD pass to Ken Evraire, converted by Mr. Osbaldiston, with 4:47 remaining. The Tiger-Cats made it 28-26 on a 16-yard touchdown pass from Mr. McPherson to Earl Winfield with 1:31 remaining, but a 2-point convert attempt was unsuccessful. The Rough Riders couldn’t move the ball and the Tiger-Cats forced them to punt, setting the stage for Mr. Osbaldiston’s winning kick. He kicked the winning field goal with the laces on the ball facing him, which usually makes it more difficult for a kick to be successful. Ottawa running back Reggie Barnes led all rushers with 151 yards on 31 carries. The Tiger-Cats fumbled 7 times, losing 2, while the Rough Riders fumbled 3 times and lost them all.



Dave Ridgway’s 40-yard field goal attempt on the last play of regulation time was blocked, allowing the Eskimos to advance to the Western Final. Edmonton rookie Sean Fleming had kicked a 44-yard field goal with 21 seconds remaining to give the Eskimos the lead, but Saskatchewan quarterback Kent Austin had quickly moved the Roughriders into position for Mr. Ridgway to attempt a winning field goal. Mr. Ridgway slipped on the grass during the kick, and Edmonton linebacker DeWayne Odom was officially credited with blocking the kick. The Eskimos took a 7-0 lead just 3:33 into the game on a 103-yard punt return touchdown by Henry “Gizmo” Williams, converted by Mr. Fleming. Saskatchewan struck back with a 22-yard touchdown pass from Mr. Austin to Byron Williams. Mr. Ridgway converted and added a 15-yard field goal on the last play of the 1st quarter to give the Roughriders a 10-7 lead. A single on a missed field goal by Mr. Fleming and a 20-yard touchdown pass from Tracy Ham to Craig Ellis, converted by Mr. Fleming, put the Eskimos in front, and Mr. Ridgway kicked a 27-yard field goal on the last play of the 1st half to make the score 15-13 in favour of the Eskimos. It remained that way until another single on a missed field goal attempt by Mr. Fleming early in the 4th quarter. Mr. Fleming finally kicked a 38-yard field goal with 6:38 remaining to give the Eskimos a 19-13 lead, but Mr. Austin connected with Don Narcisse for a 55-yard touchdown just 48 seconds later, converted by Mr. Ridgway, to give the Roughriders a 20-19 lead. Mr. Ham completed 18 of 27 passes for just 163 yards and 3 interceptions, while leading all rushers with 91 yards on 10 carries. Mr. Narcisse led all receivers with 182 yards on 10 receptions, while teammate Jeff Fairholm caught 6 for 103. Mr. Austin completed 31 of 46 passes for 468 yards and an interception. It was the final CFL game for Edmonton running back Robert Hardy, who carried 6 times for just 9 yards. Only 25,565 fans—including this blogger—attended the game on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Commonwealth Stadium.



20 years ago
1997


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Barbie Girl--Aqua (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Candle in the Wind 1997--Elton John (8th week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): Savoir aimer--Florent Pagny (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Barbie Girl--Aqua (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Wallonia (Ultratop 40): Barbie Girl--Aqua (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Barbie Girl--Aqua (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): Barbie Girl--Aqua (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Candle in the Wind 1997/Something About the Way You Look Tonight--Elton John (6th week at #1)

Died on this date
Saul Chaplin, 85
. U.S. composer. Mr. Chaplin, born Saul Kaplan, wrote songs for stage, screen and television, winning Academy Awards for collaborating on the scores and orchestrations of An American in Paris (1951); Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954); and West Side Story (1961). He died of injuries from a bad fall.

10 years ago
2007


Died on this date
Joe Nuxhall, 79
. U.S. baseball pitcher and sportscaster. Mr. Nuxhall played with the Cincinnati Reds (1944, 1952-1960, 1962-1966); Kansas City Athletics (1961); and Los Angeles Angels (1962), compiling a record of 135-117 with an earned run average of 3.90 in 526 games, and batting .198 with 15 home runs and 78 runs batted in in 555 games. He's best remembered for his first game, six weeks before his 16th birthday, when he pitched 2/3 inning to become the youngest player in major league history. Mr. Nuxhall's best season was probably 1955, when he was 17-12 and led the National League with 5 shutouts. After his playing career, Mr. Nuxhall was an announcer on radio broadcasts of Reds' games from 1967 until his death from cancer.

Scandal
Major league baseball career home run leader Barry Bonds was indicted on charges related to grand jury testimony during which he denied knowingly using performance-enhancing drugs.

Disasters
Cyclone Sidr struck Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5,000 people and destroying parts of the world's largest mangrove forest, the Sundarbans.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

November 14, 2017

200 years ago
1817


Died on this date
Policarpa Salavarrieta, 22
. Colombian spy. Miss Salavarrieta was a seamstress who acted as a spy for the Revolutionary Forces during the Spanish Reconquista of the Viceroyalty of New Granada. She and her brother Bibiano were arrested, and Miss Salavarrieta, her lover Alejo Sabaraín, and six others were executed by firing squad for treason. Miss Salavarrieta is regarded as a heroine of the struggle for Colombian independence, and November 14 is annually celebrated as the "Day of the Colombian Woman."

150 years ago
1867


Americana
The United States concluded a treaty with Denmark, purchasing the West Indies islands of St. Thomas, San Juan, and Santa Cruz for $11.5 million.

100 years ago
1917


Born on this date
Park Chung-hee
. 3rd President of South Korea, 1963-1979. General Park first came to power as head of a military coup in 1961. He was elected President in 1963 and instituted martial law in 1972. President Park was assassinated by his close friend Kim Jae-gyu, the director of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency, on October 26, 1979 at the age of 62.

80 years ago
1937


Died on this date
Jack O'Connor, 71
. U.S. baseball player and manager. Mr. O'Connor was a catcher, outfielder, and infielder with seven major league teams from 1887-1910, batting .263 with 19 home runs and 738 runs batted in in 1,452 games. He managed the Browns in 1910, and was fired after leading the team to a dismal 47-107 record.

75 years ago
1942


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): White Christmas--Bing Crosby (3rd week at #1)

War
British forces in Libya took El Gazala, west of Tobruk, and continued to pursue Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps toward Derna.

Diplomacy
El Salvador severed relations with the Vichy French regime.

Crime
A U.S. federal jury in Chicago convicted six German-Americans of treason for aiding and sheltering Herbert Hans Haupt, a Nazi saboteur who had been executed on August 8.

Football
Ottawa Senior City Football League
Rough Riders (3-1) 6 Civil Service (0-4) 0

ORFU
Toronto Oakwood Indians (3-6) 15 Toronto RCAF Hurricanes (7-1-1) 6
Toronto Balmy Beach (6-3) 6 HMCS York (5-3-1) 0
Kitchener-Waterloo (0-9) 1 @ Hamilton (5-4) 20

Indians' quarterback Annis Stukus scored all of his team's points on a 19-yard touchdown rush, a 25-yard fumble return for a touchdown, a 32-yard field goal, a convert, and a single as he outduelled his brother Bill, who was quarterbacking the Hurricanes. Jack Alexander opened the scoring when he rushed 1 yard for an RCAF touchdown. Fred Kijek scored the Hurricanes' other point on a punt single in the 3rd quarter. Notty Nottingham of the Indians suffered a broken left leg. 4,000 fans were in attendance for the first game of a doubleheader at Varsity Stadium.

Sammy Sward blocked a punt and returned it 35 yards for a touchdown in the 3rd quarter as Balmy Beach blanked HMCS York. Bob Reid's convert was blocked, but Mr. Sward kicked a single for the game's final point. Bob Cosgrove made 3 interceptions for Balmy Beach in the second game of the doubleheader at Varsity Stadium.

Hamilton quarterback Hardy Awrey rushed for a touchdown and caught a touchdown pass from Joe Krol as the Wildcats beat the Panthers. George Slinn threw a touchdown pass to Gordon Miller in the 4th quarter and then passed to Mr. Southwick for the convert. Al Lenard converted the first touchdown and added a field goal. Doug Smith punted for a single for the Panthers' only point in the 3rd quarter.

Canadian Army-Canadian university (Exhibition)
Canadian Army 15 @ University of British Columbia 6

Joe Woodcock and Pinker Pine scored touchdowns as a Canadian Army squad defeated the Thunderbirds in a game of American football in Vancouver.

70 years ago
1947


War
Allied deputy foreign ministers meeting in London failed to agree on an agenda for discussion of the German and Austrian peace treaties.

Diplomacy
The United Nations General Assembly approved the U.S. proposal for the creation of a UN commission to supervise elections in Korea. A Soviet proposal for withdrawal of U.S. and U.S.S.R. troops from the country by the end of the year was defeated.

Politics and government
U.S. President Harry Truman assured federal employees that the Civil Service Loyalty Review Board would provide political suspects with a list of charges against them, which they would be allowed to answer. He denied that the board was created to conduct a "witch hunt" in the civil service.

Economics and finance
The French cabinet increased public transit fares and gas and electricity rates in an effort to preserve the value of the franc.

Labour
The Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and the Order of Railway Conductors signed with the U.S.A.'s 132 Class A railroads for a 15c hourly wage increase, affecting 200,000 workers.

60 years ago
1957


War
30 Cuban guerrillas were reported killed in a clash with government troops in Pilon in the province of Oriente.

Diplomacy
King Faisal of Iraq and King Saud of Saudi Arabia urged Syria and Egypt to halt propaganda attacks on the regime of Jordan's King Hussein.

Defense
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, speaking in Oklahoma City, promised that the United States would hasten the process of building more strategic long-range bombers and bases on which to place them, while developing long-range missiles. General John Medaris, chief of the U.S. Army Ballistic Missile Agency, said that the Army had solved the reentry problem for both long- and intermediate-range ballistic missiles.

West German Defense Minister Franz Josef Strauss said that West Germany would not succumb to "rocket psychosis" and permit Bundeswehr units to be armed with nuclear missiles within the foreseeable future.

Crime
The "Apalachin Meeting" of approximately 100 Mafia leaders in rural Tioga County, New York was raided by law enforcement; more than 60 Mafiosi were arrested while trying to flee.

Baseball
The Baseball Writers Association of America named Milwaukee Braves' right fielder Hank Aaron as the National League's Most Valuable Player for 1957. Mr. Aaron batted .322 and led the NL with 44 home runs and 132 runs batted in in 151 regular season games, and batted .393 with 3 home runs and 7 RBIs s the Braves beat the New York Yankees 4 games to 3 in the World Series.

50 years ago
1967


On television tonight
The Invaders, starring Roy Thinnes, on ABC
Tonight's episode: The Prophet



South Americana
The Congress of Colombia, in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the death of Policarpa Salavarrieta, declared this day as "Day of the Colombian Woman."

Politics and government
Paul McCloskey won the Republican Party nomination for an election to be held in mid-December to represent California's 11th District in the United States House of Representatives. Second among the 11 candidates, and the only woman, was former actress Shirley Temple Black, 39, best known under her maiden name. The Democratic Party candidate was Roy Archibald.

40 years ago
1977


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): I Just Want to Be Your Everything--Andy Gibb (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Wanted (Shimei Tehai)--Pink Lady (9th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Rockollection--Laurent Voulzy (6th week at #1)

Died on this date
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, 81
. Indian religious leader. Swami Prabhupada, born Abhay Charan De, founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness--popularly known as the Hare Krishna Movement--in New York City in 1966. He spent his remaining years building the organization and died in India.

Diplomacy
Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin formally invited Egyptian President Anwar Sadat to visit Israel and address the Knesset. Five days earlier, Mr. Sadat had expressed a willingness to discuss procedural difficulties in reconvening a Geneva conference on Middle East peace, saying, "I am ready to go to the Israeli parliament itself."

Labour
British firefighters claimed widespread support for their first national strike, over a demand for a 30% pay increase. The 30,000-member Fire Brigades Union claimed that 97.5% of its members had heeded the strike call.

Disasters
A typhoon swept the northern Philippines, leaving 80 people dead and 50,000 homeless. 47 of the dead perished in a wind-swept fire at the Filipinas Hotel in Manila.

30 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy: Faith--George Michael

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): La Bamba--Los Lobos (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Never Gonna Give You Up--Rick Astley (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Faith--George Michael

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Got My Mind Set on You--George Harrison

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): You Win Again--Bee Gees (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): China in Your Hand--T'Pau

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I Think We're Alone Now--Tiffany (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I Think We're Alone Now--Tiffany (2nd week at #1)
2 Mony Mony (Live)--Billy Idol
3 (I've Had) The Time of My Life--Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
4 Brilliant Disguise--Bruce Springsteen
5 Breakout--Swing Out Sister
6 Bad--Michael Jackson
7 Heaven is a Place on Earth--Belinda Carlisle
8 Causing a Commotion--Madonna
9 Little Lies--Fleetwood Mac
10 Casanova--Levert

Singles entering the chart were Honestly by Stryper (#81); Hazy Shade of Winter by the Bangles (#83); I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man by Prince (#86); We've Only Just Begun by Glenn Jones (#87); Don't Shed a Tear by Paul Carrack (#88); The Border by Mr. Mister (#89); and Strap Me In by the Cars (#90). Hazy Shade of Winter was from the movie Less Than Zero (1987).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 Mony Mony (Live)--Billy Idol (3rd week at #1)
2 Causing a Commotion--Madonna
3 Here I Go Again--Whitesnake
4 I Think We're Alone Now--Tiffany
5 Bad--Michael Jackson
6 Heaven is a Place on Earth--Belinda Carlisle
7 Paper in Fire--John Cougar Mellencamp
8 Only in My Dreams-Debbie Gibson
9 Try--Blue Rodeo
10 Lost in Emotion--Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam

Singles entering the chart were Animal by Def Leppard (#90); Catch Me (I'm Falling) by Pretty Poison (#92); Need You Tonight by INXS (#93); Never Thought (I Could Love) by Dan Hill (#95); I'm Beggin' You by Supertramp (#96); and Only Time Will Tell by Saga (#97).

Hockey
NHL
Toronto 6 @ Philadelphia 0
Chicago 0 @ Montreal 3

Ken Wregget earned the shutout in goal for the Maple Leafs as they shut out the Flyers at the Spectrum.

Football
CIAU
Atlantic Bowl @ Huskies Stadium, Halifax
McGill 30 @ St. Mary’s 29

Western Bowl @ Thunderbird Stadium, Vancouver
Wilfrid Laurier 31 @ British Columbia 33

Chuck Petitpas kicked a 45-yard field goal with 3 seconds remaining in regulation time to give the Redmen their win over the Huskies and enable McGill to advance to the Vanier Cup for the first time since 1969. The winning kick was set up by a McGill interception of a Chris Flynn pass at their own 17-yard line. McGill quarterback Bryan Fuller completed 4 passes in the final 42 seconds to put his team in position for the winning field goal. St. Mary’s had taken the lead on a 69-yard touchdown run by Jim Fitzsimmons on a fake punt with 7 minutes remaining in the 4th quarter.

Cornerback Mark Nykoliachuk returned an interception 53 yards for a touchdown with 2 minutes and 4 seconds remaining in regulation time to give the defending Vanier Cup champion Thunderbirds their victory over the Golden Hawks. The lead changed hands seven times in the game, in which UBC amassed 475 yards net offense to 464 for WLU. UBC quarterback Jordan Gagner completed 22 of 38 passes for a team record 427 yards.

25 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Achy Breaky Heart--Billy Ray Cyrus (7th week at #1)

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Junrenka--Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Erotica--Madonna (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Because the Night--Co.Ro featuring Tarlisa (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Too Much Love Will Kill You--Brian May

#1 single in France (SNEP): Dur dur d'être bébé!--Jordy (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Sweat (A La La La La Long)--Inner Circle (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): End of the Road--Boyz II Men (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): How Do You Talk to an Angel--The Heights

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 End of the Road--Boyz II Men (9th week at #1)
2 How Do You Talk to an Angel--The Heights
3 I'd Die Without You--PM Dawn
4 Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough--Patty Smyth with Don Henley
5 Free Your Mind--En Vogue
6 Erotica--Madonna
7 Jump Around--House of Pain
8 Rhythm is a Dancer--Snap!
9 Real Love--Mary J. Blige
10 What About Your Friends--TLC

Singles entering the chart were Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses by U2 (#75); Never a Time by Genesis (#80); Faithful by Go West (#83); No Ordinary Love by Sade (#85); Baby I'm for Real by After 7 (#89); and Really Into You by Around the Way (#92).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Walking on Broken Glass--Annie Lennox
2 Layla--Eric Clapton
3 Song Instead of a Kiss--Alannah Myles
4 Would I Lie to You?--Charles & Eddie
5 Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough--Patty Smyth with Don Henley
6 Digging in the Dirt--Peter Gabriel
7 Washed Away--Tom Cochrane
8 Am I the Same Girl--Swing Out Sister
9 Do You Believe in Us--Jon Secada
10 I Will Be Here for You--Michael W. Smith

Singles entering the chart were Never a Time by Genesis (#65); Heartbreak Radio by Roy Orbison (#77); Music Man by 54-40 (#82); Doin' Fine by Barney Bentall (#87); Wicked as it Seems by Keith Richards (#88); Groovin' in the Midnight by Maxi Priest (#91); These are Days by 10,000 Maniacs (#92); Real Love by Mary J. Blige (#93); Taste It by INXS (#94); Someone Like You by Stan Meissner (#95); and Here in the Heart by Daniel Lavoie (#97).

Football
CIAU
Atlantic Bowl @ Huskies Stadium, Halifax
Calgary 11 @ St. Mary’s 23

The Huskies scored 2 touchdowns in the 2nd quarter as they defeated the Dinosaurs to advance to the Vanier Cup. Trailing 7-1, they scored on a 60-yard pass from David Sykes to Sean Mongey and a 1-yard rush by Brian Johnson. Mr. Johnson’s touchdown came after a 96-yard rush by Anthony Oxley to the Calgary 1-yard line. Mr. Oxley finished with 116 yards on 9 carries. Mr. Sykes, who completed just 4 of 16 passes on a windy day, threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Williams in the 2nd half. The St. Mary’s defense sacked Calgary quarterback Jason Assen 4 times, and stopped the Dinosaurs twice on third-down gambles in the 3rd quarter, including one from the Huskies’ 3-yard line. Calgary running back Craig Kittelson, who had set a Canadian record for yards rushing in a season in 1992, was held to 75 yards on 22 carries before leaving with a hip injury in the 4th quarter of his final game as a Dinosaur.

Churchill Bowl @ SkyDome, Toronto
Queen’s 23 Guelph 16

Aron Campbell intercepted a Wally Gabler pass and returned it to the Guelph 8-yard line with 33 seconds remaining in regulation time to preserve the win for the Golden Gaels over the Gryphons before 8,000 fans. Queen’s led 17-2 at halftime, but completed just 2 passes in the 2nd half. Mr. Gabler threw 47 passes and gained over 300 yards, but allowed 3 interceptions.

20 years ago
1997


Hit parade
#1 single in Germany (Media Control): Barbie Girl--Aqua (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Burnin'--Cue

Died on this date
Jack Pickersgill, 92
. Canadian politician. Mr. Pickersgill was a career civil servant and adviser to Prime Minister Mackenzie King and Louis St. Laurent before entering politics as a Liberal, representing the Newfoundland rising of Bonavista-Twillingate from 1953-1967. He held various cabinet posts, including Secretary of State for Canada and Minister of Transport.

Eddie Arcaro, 81. U.S. jockey. Mr. Arcaro won 4,779 races in a career that spanned 30 years. He won the Triple Crown aboard Whirlaway in 1941 and Citation in 1948, and remains the only jockey to ride two Triple Crown winners. Mr. Arcaro was inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame in 1958.

Reena Virk, 14. Canadian crime victim. Miss Virk, a member of a Jehovah's Witness family who had immigrated from India and settled in Saanich, British Columbia, was swarmed, severely beaten, and drowned by six classmates under Craigflower Bridge in Victoria.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

November 13, 2017

1,150 years ago
867


Died on this date
Nicholas I, 67
. Roman Catholic Pope, 858-867. Nicholas I, also known as Saint Nicholas the Great, succeeded Benedict III. His reign was characterized by a consolidation of papal authority. Nicholas I was succeeded and canonized by Adrian II.

375 years ago
1642


War
Royalist forces of King Charles I withdrew in the face of the Parliamentarian army and failed to take London in the Battle of Turnham Green in Middlesex.

130 years ago
1887


Protest
Irish protesters clashed with Metropolitan Police and the British Army in London on "Bloody Sunday."

120 years ago
1897


Football
ORFU
Finals
Hamilton 15 @ Osgoode Hall 8 (Hamilton won 2-game total points series 17-14)

100 years ago
1917


Born on this date
Vasantdada Patil
. Indian politician. Mr. Patil, a member of the Indian National Congress Party, was Chief Minister of Maharashtra from 1977-1978 and 1983-1985 and Governor of Rajasthan from 1985-1987. He died on March 1, 1989 at the age of 71.

Robert Sterling. U.S. actor. Mr. Sterling, born William Steling Hart, appeared in supporting roles in such movies as Show Boat (1951) and in numerous television programs, but was best known for his co-starring role in the television comedy series Topper (1953-1955); he also co-starred in the television comedy series Ichabod and Me (1961-1962). He died on May 30, 2006 at the age of 88.

90 years ago
1927


Transportation
The Holland Tunnel opened to traffic as the first Hudson River vehicle tunnel linking Jersey City, New Jersey to New York City.

80 years ago
1937


Died on this date
Mrs. Leslie Carter, 80
. U.S. actress. Mrs. Carter, born Caroline Louise Dudley, appeared in plays and silent movies using her married name to spite her ex-husband. Her popularity peaked from the mid-1890s to the early 1900s.

Football
IRFU
Montreal (2-4) 5 @ Ottawa (3-3) 9
Hamilton (2-4) 5 @ Toronto (5-1) 18

Johnny Rocano punted for 4 singles and Tiny Herman added a field goal and a single as the Rough Riders overcame a 5-0 1st-quarter deficit to defeat the Indians before 7,000 rain-soaked fans at Lansdowne Park. Abe Eliowitz punted for 5 singles to give the Indians the lead in the 1st quarter when they had a favouring wind. It was Montreal's last game as the Indians after 2 seasons under that name. They became the Cubs in 1938.

Art West scored 2 touchdowns and Annis Stukus kicked 2 field goals as the Argonauts defeated the Tigers on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Varsity Stadium. Mr. Stukus's field goals gave Toronto a 6-0 after halftime lead. Teddy Manorek scored a touchdown for the Tigers to make the score 6-5 early in the 3rd quarter. This seemed to wake up the Argonauts, who controlled the rest of the game.

Canadian university
Western (3-2-1) 4 @ McGill (1-5) 0
Toronto (3-2-1) 0 @ Queen's (4-2) 3

Jack Kennedy punted for 2 singles in each of the 1st and 3rd quarters as the Mustangs blanked the Redmen before 700 fans on a rainy day at Molson Stadium in Montreal.

Johnny Munro punted for 3 singles in the 4th quarter to give the Tricolor their win over the Varsity Blues before 3,000 fans at Richardson Stadium in Kingston. Rain had been falling steadily for 23 hours by the time the game started, turning the field into a quagmire. The results of the games meant that Western would visit Toronto for a sudden-death semi-final one week hence.

75 years ago
1942


Died on this date
Daniel J. Callaghan, 52
. U.S. military officer. Rear Admiral Callaghan was on the bridge of USS San Francisco during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal when he and most of his command staff were killed by incoming Japanese fire. Rear Admiral Callaghan was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.

War
The German battleship Tirpitz was sunk by British bombers in the harbour of Tromso, Norway. As U.S. and U.K. forces advanced toward Tunis, reports indicated that French forces there were resisting Germans landing by sea and air. British forces in Libya took Bardia and Tobruk while advancing guards closed in on El Gazala, west of Tobruk. Costa Rican coast guards reportedly repulsed a landing attempt from a German submarine in the Limon area. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered immediate shipment of weapons, supplies, and food through Lend-Lease to civilians of North Africa occupied by Allied forces.

Diplomacy
Panama and Honduras severed relations with the Vichy French regime.

Based on information supplied from the United States, the Argentine government launched an investigation of Axis espionage.

Defense
Pacific Bridge Company's shipyard in Alameda, California launched the 4,000-ton freighter Samuel Very, 3 days and 8 1/2 hours after the keel was laid.

Politics and government
French armed forces chief Admiral Jean-Francois Darlan announced in a broadcast from Algiers that he had assumed responsibility for French interests in North Africa.

Labour
Philip Murray was re-elected President and James B. Murray secretary-treasurer of the Congress of Industrial Organizations at the CIO's convention in Boston.

Boxing
World lightweight champion Sammy Angott announced his retirement from boxing because of a broken hand that had failed to heal after surgery. Mr. Angott had held the title since 1940; he came out of retirement just four months later.

70 years ago
1947


Literature
Andre Gide of France was awarded the 1947 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his comprehensive and artistically significant writings, in which human problems and conditions have been presented with a fearless love of truth and keen psychological insight."

Diplomacy
Ukraine was chosen as a temporary member of the United Nations Security Council after India dropped its challenge, while the UN General Assembly approved a U.S. proposal for the creation of an Interim Committee on Peace and Security.

The United Kingdom rejected a U.S.-U.S.S.R. plan calling for British troops to maintain order in Palestine during the transition period following the end of the British mandate. U.K. delegate Sir Alexander Cadogan informed the United Nations of Britain's decision to withdraw all troops from Palestine by August 1, 1948.

Politics and government
Hugh Dalton resigned as U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer at the request of Prime Minister Clement Attlee, allegedly for disclosing budget data to the press. Mr. Dalton was succeeded by Economic Affairs Minister Sir Stafford Cripps.

California Governor Earl Warren authorized his supporters to enter his name in the state primary for the 1948 U.S. Republican Party presidential nomination, but said that he would seek no delegates in other states.

Technology
The U.S.S.R. completed development of the AK-47, one of the first proper assault rifles.

Labour
140,000 members of Argentina's Metal Workers Union struck for higher wages at the largest plants of the nation's metal industry.

60 years ago
1957


Diplomacy
Faced with a threatened Soviet boycott of the 11-nation United Nations Disarmament Commission, the U.S.A., France, United Kingdom, and Canada agreed to ask that the General Assembly approve the expansion of the commission to 21 members.

The U.K. Foreign Office said that the independent oil-producing sheikhdom of Bahrein Island was under British protection, and warned that Sheikh Sulman bin Hamad al Khalifah's regime would be defended against Iran. Iranian Shah Mohammed Riza Pahlevi had instructed his government the previous day to prepare a bill assertiong Iranian sovereignty over Bahrein.

Defense
Members of the Military Commission of the North Atlantic Traty Organization parliamentary conference demanded that the United States and United Kingdom give up their nuclear weapons duopoly and distribute tactical weapons among other NATO member states.

Law
The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit reversed the convictions under the Smith Act of four Communists from Philadelphia and granted new trials to five others convicted under the Act.

50 years ago
1967


Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Los Chicos con las Chicas--Los Bravos (3rd week at #1)

40 years ago
1977


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: Float On--The Floaters

Diplomacy
Somalia, which had been the U.S.S.R.'s prime ally in East Africa for eight years, expelled all Soviet advisers--ordering them to leave within seven days--and broke diplomatic relations with Cuba. In expelling the Soviets, Somalia ended U.S.S.R. use of strategic naval facilities on the Indian Ocean. The Cubans were given 48 hours to leave the country. The move was spurred by Somalian anger over Soviet support for Ethiopia in the four-month-old war in Ethiopia's Ogaden district, and by the presence there of Cuban advisers. In a statement over Mogadishu radio, Somali Minister of Information Abdulkassim Salad Hassan attacked "governments that have brazenly interfered in the struggle of the peoples fighting for their liberation from the Ethiopian government" and charged that their "intention is to launch a joint attack on Somalia."

Politics and government
Jean Pelletier was elected Mayor of Quebec City, with a majority of 8,000 votes over his main opponent, Pierre Racicot of the Rassemblement populaire.

Football
CFL
Eastern Semi-Final
Toronto 16 @ Ottawa 21

The Argonauts trailed the Rough Riders 21-2 in the 4th quarter at Lansdowne Park, but James Marshall returned an interception for a touchdown, and Leon McQuay caught a pass for another TD, reducing the deficit to 21-16. The Argonauts appeared to be marching toward the possible winning touchdown in the final minute, but Toronto quarterback Chuck Ealey fumbled when hit by Ottawa defensive linemen Mike Fanucci and Mike Riley, and Ottawa recovered, prompting Toronto head coach Leo Cahill to visibly express his disappointment.

30 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): You Win Again--Bee Gees (4th week at #1)

Diplomacy
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Miguel Cardinal Obanda y Bravo, who had been appointed several days earlier by Mr. Ortega as a mediator between the Sandanista government and Contra rebels, met in Washington with Jim Wright, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Ortega proposed a cease-fire plan that required Contras to lay down their arms and accept an amnesty. Contra leaders had said they would present their own plan. Mr. Wright’s involvement angered the U.S. administration of President Ronald Reagan and Republican party leaders, who said that it was wrong for the Speaker to become involved in matters which were the prerogative of the President and Secretary of State.

Economics and finance
The United States Labor Department reported that prices charged by producers for finished goods had declined 0.2% in October, the first such drop since July 1986.

25 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Germany (Media Control): Sweat (A La La La La Long)--Inner Circle (8th week at #1)

At the movies
Bram Stoker's Dracula, directed and co-produced by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, and Keanu Reeves, opened in theatres.

Law
Jack Major, 61, was elevated from the Alberta Court of Appeal to succeed retiring fellow Albertan William Stevenson on the Supreme Court of Canada.

The High Court of Australia ruled in Dietrich v The Queen that although there is no absolute right to have publicly funded counsel, in most circumstances a judge should grant any request for an adjournment or stay when an accused is unrepresented.

20 years ago
1997


Hit parade
#1 single in Denmark (Nielsen Music Control & IFPI): Candle in the Wind 1997/Something About the Way You Look Tonight--Elton John (9th week at #1)

#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): The Memory Remains--Metallica (3rd week at #1)

Baseball
The Baseball Writers Association of America named Colorado Rockies' right fielder Larry Walker as the National League's Most Valuable Player for 1997. Mr. Walker batted .366 with 49 home runs and 130 runs batted in and 33 stolen bases, leading the NL in homers and slugging percentage (.720), and second to Tony Gwynn of the San Diego Padres in batting. The native of Maple Ridge, British Columbia became the first Canadian to win a major league MVP award.

10 years ago
2007


Died on this date
Kazuhisa Inao, 70
. Japanese baseball pitcher and manager. Mr. Inao played with the Nishitetsu Lions of the Pacific League from 1956-1969, compiling a record of 276-137 with an earned run average of 1.98. He helped the Lions to Japan Series championships in each of his first three seasons; in the 1958 series he pitched in 6 games, winning the last 4 straight after the Yomiuri Giants had won the first 3. Mr. Inao hit a home run in the fifth game of that series, and was named the series' Most Valuable Player. He won 20 straight games in 1957, and 42 games total in 1961, and was the PL's Rookie of the Year in 1956 and Most Valuable Player in 1957 and 1958. Mr. Inao injured his shoulder in 1964, and was mainly a relief pitcher after returning to full-time action in 1965. Upon retiring as a player. Mr. Inao managed the Nishitetsu and Taiheiyo Club Lions from 1970-1974 and the Lotte Orions from 1984-1986. He was inducted into the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame in 1993.