Monday, October 20, 2014

October 20, 2014

150 years ago
1864


Born on this date
James F. Hinkle
. U.S. politician. Mr. Hinkle, a Democrat, was Governor of New Mexico from 1923-1925. He died on March 26, 1951 at the age of 86.

110 years ago
1904


Diplomacy
Chile and Bolivia signed the Treaty of Peace and Friendship, delimiting the border between the two countries.

100 years ago
1914


Born on this date
Fayard Nicholas
. U.S. dancer and choreographer. Mr. Nicholas and his brother and his brother Harold comprised the Nicholas Brothers, a tap-dancing duo whose popularity spanned more than 60 years. Fayard Nicholas died on January 24, 2006 at the age of 91.

80 years ago
1934


Football
IRFU
Ottawa (1-2) 6 @ Montreal (1-1-1) 4
Hamilton (2-0-1) 17 @ Toronto (1-2) 9

ARU
Calgary 8 @ University of Alberta (4-0) 18

75 years ago
1939


Religion
Pope Pius XII published his first major encyclical, Summi Pontificatus ("On the Unity of Human Society").

70 years ago
1944


War
U.S. Navy Secretary James Forrestal said that the report of the Naval Court of Inquiry on the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii would be kept secret for the time being because parts of it were classified "top secret." Soviet and Yugoslavian troops captured Belgrade and Debrecen, the third-largest city in Hungary. U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur kept his promise--uttered 30 months earlier when he had vowed "I shall return" as U.S. forces had been driven from the Philippines by invading Japanese forces--as he led invasion forces consisting of four U.S. Army divisions on the east coast of Leyte Island. The Americans met strong opposition at only one of the four beaches as an armada of battleships, aircraft carriers, cruisers, and destroyers pounded the area with shells before the landing and duing its early stages.

Diplomacy
Talks in Moscow between British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet dictator Josef Stalin ended after a three-hour conference in which they discussed the former Greek and Yugoslavian agreement, modifying it to grant Soviet preponderance in Romania, Bulgaria, and Hungary; British preponderance in Greece; and equal Soviet and British influence in Yugoslavia.

Politics and government
The Guatemalan government of General Federico Ponce was overthrown by a coup of young army officers, who formed a triumvirate headed by Captain Jacobo Arbenz, Major Francisco Javier Arana, and Jorge Toriella.

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt pledged that once Japanese troops had been driven from the Philippines, the islands would be given their independence.

New York Governor and Republican Party U.S. presidential candidate Thomas Dewey charged that President Franklin D. Roosevelt played with the rights of labour to gain his own ends and to further "one-man rule."

Law
A special court of justice in Marseilles sentenced former French Prime Minister Pierre Laval to death in absentia for high treason for his role in the Vichy regime. Mr. Laval was currently with the rest of the Vichy government-in-exile in the German town of Sigmaringen.

Disasters
121 people were killed and at least 200 injured when explosions in the testing laboratory of the American Gas Association liquid gas storage plant in Cleveland started a fire that spread over a 50-block area in the city's east side.

60 years ago
1954


Football
ORFU
Kitchener-Waterloo (9-2) 39 @ Toronto (1-10) 15

Paul Amodio scored 18 points to lead the Dutchmen over Balmy Beach before 2,000 fans at Maple Leaf Stadium.

50 years ago
1964


On television tonight
The Fugitive, starring David Janssen, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Tiger Left, Tiger Right, with guest stars Leslie Nielsen and Carol Rossen

Died on this date
Herbert Hoover, 90
. 31st President of the United States of America, 1929-1933. Mr. Hoover achieved international renown as head of the U.S. Food Administration during World War I, leading efforts to aid the suffering of people in Belgium. He served as U.S. Secretary of Commerce unde Presidents Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge from 1921-1928 before accepting the Republican Party nomination for President and defeating Democratic Party candidate Al Smith in the 1928 election. The Wall Street stock market crash occurred less than eight months into Mr. Hoover's presidency, and the subsequent severe economic depression--and Mr. Hoover's unsuccessful attempts to cure it--doomed his chances for re-election. He was handily defeated by Democratic challenger Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1932 election. Mr. Hoover returned to public service under Presidents Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower, heading commissions devoted to reducing government waste.

Space
The mission of the Soviet satellite Cosmos 48 ended, six days after launch.

40 years ago
1974


Football
CFL
Montreal (8-4-2) 28 @ Ottawa (7-8) 0
Edmonton (8-5-1) 17 @ Winnipeg (7-7) 10
Toronto (5-8-1) 18 @ Calgary (5-9) 21

Jimmy Jones passed 27 yards to Johnny Rodgers for the game's first touchdown in the 1st quarter and rushed 25 yards for a touchdown of his own as the Alouettes shut out the defending Grey Cup champion Rough Riders before 24,149 fans at Lansdowne Park to become the first CFL team to clinch a playoff spot in 1974. Ottawa running back John Bledsoe, playing his first game with the team since being acquired from the Winnipeg Blue Bombersm, caught 1 pass for 9 yards before suffering a season-ending injury.

Dave Cutler kicked 5 field goals--including one from 56 yards--and the Eskimos added a safety touch--as they defeated the Blue Bombers on a windy Sunday afternoon before 24,528 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. The Blue Bombers scored the game's only touchdown in the 4th quarter when Edmonton quarterback Tom Wilkinson, filling in for injured Garry Lefebvre, attempted to punt from his end zone into the strong wind. He attempted to recover the ball when it came back toward him, but fumbled into the arms of Mr. Williams, who returned it 3 yards for the touchdown.

Howard Starks made 2 interceptions off Toronto quarterback Mike Rae in the 4th quarter--including one with 34 seconds remaining--as the Stampeders held on to beat the Argonauts before 18,555 fans at McMahon Stadium.

30 years ago
1984


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): People from Ibiza--Sandy Marton

#1 single in Flanders (VRT Top 30): I Just Called To Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder (6th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): I Just Called To Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): The War Song--Culture Club (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Freedom--Wham!

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I Just Called to Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I Just Called to Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder (2nd week at #1)
2 Let's Go Crazy--Prince and the Revolution
3 Hard Habit to Break--Chicago
4 Drive--The Cars
5 Missing You--John Waite
6 She Bop--Cyndi Lauper
7 Lucky Star--Madonna
8 Caribbean Queen--Billy Ocean
9 Blue Jean--David Bowie
10 What's Love Got to Do with It--Tina Turner

Singles entering the chart were Walking on a Thin Line by Huey Lewis and the News (#52); Tears by John Waite (#77); Valotte by Julian Lennon (#79); Don't Stop by Jeffrey Osborne (#80); Hands Tied by Scandal featuring Patty Smyth (#81); Had a Dream (Sleeping with the Enemy) by Roger Hodgson (#82); Two Tribes by Frankie Goes to Hollywood (#84); After All by Al Jarreau (#85); I Wanna Rock by Twisted Sister (#87); Love Songs are Back Again (Medley) by Band of Gold (#88); All Night Long by Billy Squier (#89); and All I Need by Jack Wagner (#90).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 I Just Called to Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder
2 Let's Go Crazy--Prince and the Revolution
3 The Warrior--Scandal featuring Patty Smyth
4 Missing You--John Waite
5 We're Not Gonna Take It--Twisted Sister
6 Drive--The Cars
7 Blue Jean--David Bowie
8 What's Love Got to Do with It--Tina Turner
9 Wake Me Up Before You Go Go--Wham!
10 She Bop--Cyndi Lauper

Singles entering the chart were All Through the Night by Cyndi Lauper (#89); A Girl in Trouble by Romeo Vold (#90); Shangri-La by Steve Miller (#91); We are the Young by Dan Hartman (#94); and Left in the Dark by Barbra Streisand (#96).

Died on this date
Carl Cori, 87
. Czech biochemist. Dr. Cori shared the 1947 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with his wife Gerty "for their discovery of the course of the catalytic conversion of glycogen." Bernardo Houssay was also honoured that year "for his discovery of the part played by the hormone of the anterior pituitary lobe in the metabolism of sugar."

Paul Dirac, 82. U.K.-born U.S. physicist. Dr. Dirac shared the 1933 Nobel Prize in Physics with Erwin Schrödinger "for the discovery of new productive forms of atomic theory."

Economics and finance
The government of China announced plans to cut back on its control over the nation’s economy. Under the new program, a million state-owned enterprises would have greater independence and would be obliged to compete with each other in order to let prices be determined by the marketplace. The new environment would be created in the urban areas, and would follow the introduction of incentives for China’s 800 million peasants. The Communist Central Committee said that the changes would be introduced gradually under the supervision of the cabinet.

Terrorism
U.S. President Ronald Reagan signed a law allocating $336 million to enhance security at U.S. embassies around the world.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (4-11) 14 @ Hamilton (5-9-1) 20
British Columbia (11-3-1) 41 @ Calgary (6-10) 13

Bernie Ruoff kicked 4 field goals, a convert, and a single to lead the Tiger-Cats to their win before 18,101 at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Steve Stapler scored the only Hamilton touchdown on an 83-yard pass from Dieter Brock in the second quarter. Former Tiger-Cat Keith Baker scored both Ottawa touchdowns on passes from J.C. Watts.

Merv Fernandez caught 10 passes for 182 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Lions’ win at McMahon Stadium. The touchdowns gave Mr. Fernandez 17 for the season, tying the CFL single-season record for touchdowns on pass receptions. Ned Armour scored the other B.C. touchdown on a pass from Tim Cowan, who completed 26 of 37 passes for 374 yards. J.T. Hay kicked 4 field goals and a single for the Stampeders, who failed to score a touchdown in their final game of the season. The 23,260 fans saw the Stampeders honour retired receiver Tom Forzani at halftime. His #22 was retired when Tom Scott, who had been wearing the number all season, took the jersey off and wore #26 for the second half. Mr. Scott caught 5 passes for 49 yards; the 5 catches gave him 649 for his CFL career, leaving him 1 short of Tommy-Joe Coffey’s record. That’s as close as Mr. Scott got, because it turned out to be his last regular season game.

CIAU
British Columbia (3-4) 33 Manitoba (0-7) 10
Calgary (5-1) 22 @ Alberta (5-1) 31

The undefeated Dinosaurs had defeated the Golden Bears 43-37 in Calgary earlier in the season, nearly blowing a 43-2 lead. The Alberta defense stopped a last-minute Calgary drive at the 1-yard line with 1 second left, preserving a margin of victory that would give the Golden Bears home field for the WIFL championship playoff game in the event that the teams finished tied for first place. Tony Spoletini’s 1-yard touchdown run, converted by Brian DeMug, had brought the Dinosaurs to within 9 points. Jeff Funtasz led the Golden Bears with 28 carries for 146 yards and 2 touchdowns. Corrado Filice rushed 4 yards for his first CIAU touchdown, and Scott Smith scored the other Alberta touchdown on an 18-yard pass from Mark Denesiuk. Calgary quarterback Lew Lawrick threw 37 yards to Jeff Pronk for a touchdown, and ran 5 yards for the other Dinosaur major. 2,138 fans witnessed the excitement at Varsity Stadium in Edmonton.

25 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Swing The Mood--Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Lambada--Kaoma (5th week at #1)

Died on this date
Anthony Quayle, 76
. U.K. actor. Sir Anthony was known in Britain as a prominent stage actor, and internationally for his roles in movies such as The Wrong Man (1956); Ice Cold in Alex (1958); The Guns of Navarone (1961); and Lawrence of Arabia (1962).

Scandal
U.S. District Judge Alcee Hastings of Florida was convicted of eight articles of impeachment by the United States Senate, which had the effect of removing him from the bench. Mr. Hastings, the sixth federal judge to be so removed, had been acquitted in 1983 of accepting a bribe in a case before him. However, a federal judicial panel found "clear and convincing evidence" in 1987 that Mr. Hastings had conspired to accept the bribe.

U.S. Representative Robert Garcia (Democrat--New York) and his wife Jane Lee were found guilty of extortion and conspiracy in the last trial to grow out of the Wedtech investigation. Prosecutors charged that Mr. Garcia, who represented the district in which the company was located, had demanded payoffs from Wedtech. Mrs. Garcia had been accused of receiving payoffs from the company totalling more than $75,000. More than 20 prominent people had been convicted in the scandal.

Hockey
NHL
Boston 3 Edmonton 0

20 years ago
1994


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Secret--Madonna

Died on this date
Burt Lancaster, 81
. U.S. actor. Mr. Lancaster, one of the most popular movie stars of the 1950s and '60s, won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Elmer Gantry (1960). His other films are too numerous to mention here.

10 years ago
2004


Died on this date
Chuck Hiller, 70
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Hiller was a second baseman with the San Francisco Giants (1961-1965); New York Mets (1965-1967); Philadelphia Phillies (1967); and Pittsburgh Pirates (1968), batting .243 with 20 home runs and 152 runs batted in in 704 games. He was best known for being the first player for a National League team to hit a grand slam in World Series play, connecting against Marshall Bridges of the New York Yankees in the fourth game of the 1962 World Series. Mr. Hiller served as a third base coach with five major league teams from 1973-1990, and was a minor league manager in the New York Mets' system.

Baseball
National League Championship Series
Houston 4 @ St. Louis 6 (12 innings) (Best-of-seven series tied 3-3)

American League Championship Series
Boston 10 @ New York 3 (Boston won best-of-seven series 4-3)

Jim Edmonds' 2-run home run off Dan Miceli with 1 out in the bottom of the 12th inning gave the Cardinals their win over the Astros before 52,144 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium.

Johnny Damon singled and scored in the 1st inning, hit a grand slam in the 2nd inning, and added a 2-run homer in the 4th inning as the Red Sox became the first major league team to lose the first 3 games of a post-season series and win the series, scoring 6 runs in the first 2 innings to shock 56,129 fans at Yankee Stadium. It was the Red Sox' first AL pennant since 1986.

October 19, 2014

1,575 years ago
439


War
Vandals, led by King Gaiseric, took Carthage in North Africa.

225 years ago
1789


Law
John Jay was sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States.

150 years ago
1864


War
In the U.S. Civil War, the Union Army under General Philip Sheridan destroyed a Confederate Army under Lieutenant General Jubal Early in the Battle of Cedar Creek in Virginia. Confederate raiders commanded by Lieutenant Bennett Young launched araid on St. Albans, Vermont from just inside Canada in an attempt to rob banks in retaliation for the Union Army's burning of southern cities.

125 years ago
1889


Died on this date
Luís I, 50
. King of Portugal and the Algarves, 1861-1889. Luis I, the second son of Queen Maria II and King Ferdinand II, succeeded to the throne upon the death of his brother Pedro V. King Luis, who was known for his passion for oceanography, died 12 days before his 51st birthday and was succeeded by his son Carlos I.

Football
ORFU
Ottawa Rough Riders 1 @ Ottawa College 27

The 1889 Ontario Rugby Football Union season consisted of Ottawa College accepting challenges to their title. This game was the first of the challenge matches.

Baseball
World Series
New York Giants 6 @ Brooklyn Bridegrooms 2 (Best-of-eleven series tied 1-1)

Ed "Cannonball" Crane pitched a 4-hitter as the Giants defeated the Bridegrooms before 16,172 fans at Washington Park. Bob Caruthers took the loss.

100 years ago
1914


War
The First Battle of Ypres began.

70 years ago
1944


Theatre
I Remember Mama by John Van Druten opened at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway in New York. Marlon Brando made his Broadway debut in the supporting role of Nels.

War
U.S. Representative Melvin Maas (Republican--Minnesota) said that he would press for release of the report of the U.S. Navy Court of Inquiry on the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on the naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Soviet troops invaded East Prussia, capturing Eydtkau, a half-mile inside the border. Indian troops took the important Japanese base of Tiddim in northwestern Burma.

Terrorism
The government of Palestine announced the banishment of 251 people detained as terrorists or for complicity.

Business
The U.S. Civil Aeronautics Board approved the acquisition of control of Trans World Airlines by Hughes Tool Company, owned by Howard Hughes.

Society
Kathleen Winsor's novel Forever Amber was removed from bookstores in Boston because of the protest of the Watch and Ward Society.

Disasters
A hurricane swept Florida, causing an estimated $20 million in damage to the citrus crop.

Football
MASSFL
Supervisory Flight Training School (Gimli) vs. Bombing and Gunnery School (MacDonald) (moved from Osborne Stadium, Winnipeg to Gimli and rescheduled to October 22)

60 years ago
1954


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

Exploration
Herbert Tichy, Joseph Jöchler and Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama of an Austrian expedition completed the first ascent of Cho Oyu, in Nepal, the world's sixth-highest mountain.

Disasters
The public inquiry into the two recent crashes of U.K.-made Comet jetliners was told that metal fatigue was the likely cause of the crashes, which had killed a total of 56 passengers and crew members.

50 years ago
1964


On television tonight
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, on NBC
Tonight's episode: Water's Edge, starring Ann Sothern, John Cassavetes, and Rayford Barnes

Football
CFL
Edmonton (4-10) 13 @ Winnipeg (1-13-1) 1

Bill Redell rushed for a touchdown and passed to Tommy-Joe Coffey for another as the Eskimos beat the Blue Bombers before 14,882 fans at Winnipeg Stadium for their first road win against a Western Football Conference team in two years, clinching fourth place for the Eskimos in the WFC. Mr. Coffey set up Mr. Redell's touchdown with 2 big pass receptions.

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): Kung Fu Fighting--Carl Douglas (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Sad Sweet Dreamer--Sweet Sensation

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Nothing from Nothing--Billy Preston

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I Honestly Love You--Olivia Newton-John (2nd week at #1)
2 Can't Get Enough--Bad Company
3 Beach Baby--First Class
4 You Haven't Done Nothin'--Stevie Wonder
5 Nothing from Nothing--Billy Preston
6 The Bitch is Back--Elton John
7 Sweet Home Alabama--Lynyrd Skynyrd
8 Jazzman--Carole King
9 Whatever Gets You Thru the Night--John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band
10 Never My Love--Blue Swede

Singles entering the chart were Angie Baby by Helen Reddy (#71); Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas (#78); Whatever You Got, I Want by the Jackson 5 (#80); I Can't Leave You Alone by George McCrae (#81); Promised Land by Elvis Presley (#82); Battle of New Orleans by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (#83); Heavy Fallin' Out by the Stylistics (#85); Don't Eat the Yellow Snow by Frank Zappa (#89); She's Gone by Tavares (#93); Laughter in the Rain by Neil Sedaka (#94); La La Peace Song by Al Wilson (#96); Country Side of Life by Wet Willie (#97); La La Peace Song by O.C. Smith (#98); and Evil Boll-Weevil by Grand Canyon (#99).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Another Saturday Night--Cat Stevens (2nd week at #1)
2 Beach Baby--First Class
3 You Haven't Done Nothin'--Stevie Wonder
4 I Honestly Love You--Olivia Newton-John
5 Nothing from Nothing--Billy Preston
6 Clap for the Wolfman--The Guess Who
7 Sweet Home Alabama--Lynyrd Skynyrd
8 Earache My Eye (Featuring Alice Bowie)--Cheech & Chong
9 Can't Get Enough--Bad Company
10 The Bitch is Back--Elton John

Singles entering the chart were Very Special Places by Randy Bishop (#92); I Feel a Song in My Heart by Gladys Knight and the Pips (#94); California Lady by the Mercey Brothers (#95); Wishing You were Here by Chicago (#96); I'd Go Through it All Again by Carroll Baker (#97); Devotion by Earth, Wind & Fire (#98); Boogie Bands and One Night Stands by Kathy Dalton (#99); and Mostly New Days by Ross Holloway (#100).

#1 single in Calgary: Beach Baby--First Class (2nd week at #1)

World events
Niue became a self-governing colony of New Zealand.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (8-7) 24 @ British Columbia (8-6) 21

Saskatchewan quarterback Ron Lancaster guided the Roughriders 73 yards in 32 seconds, handing off to George Reed for the game-winning touchdown with 5 seconds remaining in the game as they edged the Lions before 30,348 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver. The touchdown was set up by a questionable pass interference penalty called against the Lions in the B.C. end zone.

CIAU
Saskatchewan 40 @ Alberta (3-1) 38

Several days after having two victories taken away because of the ineligibility of leading scorer Don Kates, the Golden Bears came up short against the Huskies at Varsity Stadium in Edmonton. The Golden Bears had won their first 5 games, rolling up huge scores, before the U of A administration discovered that Mr. Kates had lied to the team and had not actually registered as a student. The team's third and fourth victories, which occurred after the registration deadline, were taken away from the team's total, although not credited as wins to the opposing teams.

30 years ago
1984


World events
Four employees of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency were killed when their airplane crashed during a surveillance mission over El Salvador. They were the first CIA employees known to have been killed in the current conflicts in Central America.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the economy had grown at a rate of only 2.7% in the third quarter of 1984, lower than an earlier estimate, and the slowest rate since the beginning of economic recovery in 1982.

25 years ago
1989


Law
The Guildford Four, who had been sentenced in 1975 to life in prison for bombing attacks on pubs in Guildford, England that killed 5 and injured more than 100, had their convictions quashed by the British Court of Appeal following an extensive inquiry into the original police investigation. The case had been regarded as the biggest current miscarriage of justice in the U.K.

The United States Senate voted 51-48 in favour of an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would have outlawed desecration of the American flag. The number in favour was well short of the two-thirds required for the approval of amendments.

Economics and finance
The United States Labor Department reported that consumer prices had risen 0.2% in September.

20 years ago
1994


Died on this date
Martha Raye, 78
. U.S. actress and singer. Miss Raye, born Margy Reed, sang with big bands and acted in comic roles in numerous movies, but was perhaps best known for entertaining American troops with United Services Overseas in World War II and subsequent wars.

Terrorism
More than 20 people in Tel Aviv were killed when a bomb exploded on a bus. Islamic terrorists took responsibility for the bombing, which was the deadliest terrorist act in Israel since 1978.

10 years ago
2004


Terrorism
British subject and Care International aid worker Margaret Hassan was kidnapped in Iraq.

Baseball
American League Championship Series
Boston 4 @ New York 2 (Best-of-seven series tied 3-3)

Mark Bellhorn's 3-run home run off Jon Lieber was the key hit as the Red Sox scored all their runs in the 4th inning and became the first major league team to lose the first 3 games of a post-season series and force a seventh game, defeating the Yankees before 56,128 fans at Yankee Stadium. Curt Schilling pitched 7 innings to get the win.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

October 18, 2014

1,400 years ago
614


Law
Frankish King Chlothar II promulgated the Edict of Paris (Edictum Chlotacharii), a charter that defended the rights of the Frankish nobles, while it excluded Jews from all civil employment in the Frankish Kingdom.

130 years ago
1884

Football

ORFU
Round 2
Toronto 24 @ University of Toronto 0
Strathroy 4 @ Hamilton 6

125 years ago
1889


Baseball
World Series
Brooklyn Bridegrooms 12 @ New York Giants 10 (8 innings) (Brooklyn led best-of-eleven series 1-0)

Oyster Burns batted 4 for 5 with 3 runs batted in‚ including the game-winning double in the bottom of the 8th inning, as the American Association champion Bridegrooms defeated the National League champion Giants before 8,848 fans at the Polo Grounds in a game that was called because of darkness.

100 years ago
1914


Religion
The Schoenstatt Movement--a Roman Catholic movement emphasizing devotion to the Virgin Mary--was founded in Germany by Father Joseph Kentenich.

90 years ago
1924


Football
ARU
Finals
Edmonton 1 @ Calgary 15 (Calgary won 2-game total points series 16-15)

Jack Fraser punted for the Eskimos' only point in their loss to the 50th Battalion at Hillhurst Park. For the Eskimos, who carried a 13-point lead into the game, the loss was so demoralizing that they didn't compete in senior football again until 1928.

U.S. university
Red Grange scored 5 touchdowns--4 in the 1st quarter, beginning with a 95-yard return of the opening kickoff--to lead Illinois over Michigan 39-14 before 67,000 fans at Illinois Memorial Stadium.

Notre Dame's backfield gained a total of 310 yards in defeating Army 13-7 at the Polo Grounds in New York, inspiring Grantland Rice to write in The New York Herald Tribune the following day: "Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore, they are known as Famine, Pestilence, Destruction and Death. These are only aliases. Their real names are Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley and Layden."

75 years ago
1939


Football
Canadian university
Saskatchewan (3-0) 6 @ Alberta (0-3) 1

70 years ago
1944


Literature
Charles Sessler paid $34,000 at an auction in New York for the original manuscript of Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe.

War
The Trades Union Congress, representing 10 million British workers, voted to adopt the Anglo-Soviet Trade Union Committee report that said that the German people could not be absolved from all responsibility for crimes committed by their leaders. U.S. troops in Italy pushed to within 7 miles of Bologna. German Fuehrer Adolf Hitler decreed the organization of a Volkssturm, or "Home Army," to include men aged 16-60 not already engaged in military activities. Soviet troops crossed into Czechoslovakia along a 171-mile front in the east and joined forces with troops in Transylvania.

Politics and government
A report from San Salvador said that a revolt had occurred against Honduran President Tiburcio Carias Andino.

Economics and finance
The U.S. War Production Board reported that it had permitted 1,110 manufacturers to resume civilian production.

Football
MASSFL
Wireless School (Winnipeg) (4-0) 13 Canadian Army (Winnipeg) (2-1) 6

Dave Greenberg and Mike Prymak scored touchdowns for the Bombers as they beat the Grenades at Osborne Stadium. Dave Berry added 2 converts for Wireless. Doug Gauthier scored a touchdown for Army, converted by Fritz Hanson.

60 years ago
1954


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

This was the first of 39 episodes, filmed in France for syndication in the United States.

Technology
Texas Instruments announced the creation of the first transistor radio.

Football
WIFU
Calgary (8-8) 12 @ Winnipeg (7-5-2) 11
British Columbia (1-13) 0 @ Edmonton (9-5) 22

Tom Miner scored a touchdown and 2 converts as the Stampeders edged the Blue Bombers at Winnipeg Stadium. Howard Waugh rushed for 182 yards to finish the season with 1,043 yards, becoming the first player in Canadian football history to rush for 1,000 yards in a season. Bud Grant caught passes for both Winnipeg touchdowns, but Buck Rogers was good on just 1 of 2 convert attempts, which cost the Blue Bombers the game. The game was the last for Larry Siemering as Calgary's head coach; he was let go after just 1 season.

Bernie Faloney, Rollie Miles, and Glenn Lippman scored touchdowns for the Eskimos as they blanked the Lions before 13,136 fans at Clarke Stadium. Bob Dean added 3 converts and a field goal, and Rod Pantages punted for a single.

50 years ago
1964


Football
CFL
Montreal (5-7) 10 @ Toronto (4-8) 31

Dick Shatto scored his 86th, 87th, and 88th career CFL touchdowns to set a record as the Argonauts beat the Alouettes to keep their playoff hopes alive before 21,597 fans at CNE Stadium. Mr. Shatto's last 2 touchdowns came on passes from Jackie Parker, the man whose record he broke.

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: I Shot the Sheriff--Eric Clapton

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Rock Your Baby--George McCrae (8th week at #1)

Diplomacy
United States Senator Henry Jackson (Democrat--Washington) made public an exchange of letters between himself and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger disclosing a compromise to provide trade benefits to the U.S.S.R. in return for a substantial relaxation of Soviet emigration policies. Opening the way for passage of a long-sought omnibus trade bill, Sen. Jackson said he had received assurances that the compromise could lead to annual emigration of at least 60,000 Jews and others from the Soviet Union.

30 years ago
1984


Hit parade
Edmonton's top 18 (CHED)
1 I Just Called to Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder
2 On the Dark Side--John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band
3 Blue Jean--David Bowie
4 Strut--Sheena Easton
5 Desert Moon--Dennis DeYoung
6 Purple Rain--Prince
7 Better Be Good to Me--Tina Turner
8 Wake Me Up Before You Go Go--Wham!
9 Let's Go Crazy--Prince and the Revolution
10 Cover Me--Bruce Springsteen
11 Lucky Star--Madonna
12 Hard Habit to Break--Chicago
13 All Through the Night--Cyndi Lauper
14 Who Wears These Shoes?--Elton John
15 Out of Touch--Daryl Hall John Oates
16 Drive--The Cars
17 Had a Dream (Sleeping with the Enemy)--Roger Hodgson
18 I'm So Excited--Pointer Sisters

Died on this date
Jon-Erik Hexum, 26
. U.S. actor. Mr. Hexum starred in the television series Cover Up. He died six days after accidentally shooting himself in the temple with a gun containing a blank cartridge, causing serious brain damage.

World events
U.S. President Ronald Reagan ordered the Central Intelligence Agency to investigate a guerrilla manual written in Spanish and circulating among rebels opposed to the Sandanista regime in Nicaragua that was reported to be the work of the CIA, describing how some government officials might be "neutralized"--which may have meant "assassinated." A Reagan administration official said that the manual appeared to be the work of a "low-level contract employee" of the CIA in the region.

War
Civil war resumed in El Salvador as the army opened an offensive against Communist guerrillas.

Oil
Nigeria, a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), slashed the price of its principal grades of oil by $2 per barrel.

25 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Lambada--Kaoma

#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Lambada--Kaoma

Space
The U.S. space shuttle Atlantis was launched with a crew of five, commanded by Donald Williams, from Cape Canaveral, Florida to begin mission STS-34. It carried the probe Galileo, which separated from the shuttle on its fifth orbit and began a six-year journey to Jupiter. After arrival in the vicinity of Jupiter in 1995, the craft would explore the planet’s atmosphere and moons.

Politics and government
Erich Honecker, leader of East Germany for 18 years, stepped down as head of the Socialist Unity (Communist) Party, chairman of the National Defense Council, and head of state. The Central Committee of the party had clearly forced him out, though a statement said that he was retiring because of ill health (translation: they were sick of him). Mr. Honecker was succeeded by Egon Krenz, a member of the ruling Politburo.

The Hungarian National Assembly amended the constitution to prepare for multi-party free elections in 1990 when a new constitution would be drafted. The Assembly ended the ruling party’s monopoly on power, removed references to the "leading role" for the Communists, and renamed the country the Republic of Hungary, without reference to a "People’s Republic."

Economics and finance
The U.S. Census Bureau reported that the median U.S. family income stood at $32,191 in 1988, a slight decline from the $32,251 in 1987. The figures were adjusted for inflation.

Disasters
A Soviet military transport plane carrying paratroopers crashed into the Caspian Sea, killing all 57 aboard.

10 years ago
2004


Died on this date
Veerappan, 52
. Indian criminal. Veerappan was a bandit who was wanted for killing as many as 184 people in the states of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. He defied authorities for over a decade, but was finally killed by Tamil Nadu Special Task Force members at a checkpost.

World events
Myanmar Prime Minister Khin Nyunt was ousted and placed under house arrest by the State Peace and Development Council on charges of corruption.

Politics and government
City councillor Steven Mandel, who had been in third place in public opinion polls until the last few days of the campaign, was elected Mayor of Edmonton, defeating Councillor and favourite Robert Noce and incumbent Bill Smith, who had been Mayor since 1995.

Baseball
National League Championship Series
St. Louis 0 @ Houston 3 (Houston led best-of-seven series 3-2)

American League Championship Series
New York 4 @ Boston 5 (14 innings) (New York led best-of-seven series 3-2)

Jeff Kent's 3-run home run off Jason Isringhausen with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th inning provided all the scoring as the Astros defeated the Cardinals before 43,045 fans at Minute Maid Park for their third straight win. Brandon Backe pitched 8 shutout innings for Houston, and reliever Brad Lidge, who entered the game to begin the 9th inning, was credited with the win.

David Ortiz singled home Johnny Damon with 2 out in the bottom of the 14th inning for the winning run before 35,120 fans at Fenway Park as the Red Sox averted elimination for the second straight game. Mr. Ortiz, whose home run in the 12th inning the previous night had prolonged the series, led off the 8th inning with a homer to begin a 2-run rally as the Red Sox overcame a 4-2 deficit.

Friday, October 17, 2014

October 17, 2014

Born on this date
Happy birthday, Dave Cutler!

150 years ago
1864


Born on this date
Elinor Glyn
. U.K. author. Mrs. Glyn, born Elinor Sutherland, was known for writing risqué romantic fiction, and for coining the term "It" to refer to romantic and sexual appeal. She became famous in England for her novels and then moved to Hollywood in 1920 and wrote screenplays for movies starring actresses such as Clara Bow and Gloria Swanson. Mrs. Glyn died on September 23, 1943 at the age of 78.

100 years ago
1914


Born on this date
Jerry Siegel
. U.S. author. Mr. Siegel co-created, with Joe Shuster, the cartoon character Superman, first published in 1938. Mr. Siegel died on January 28, 1996 at the age of 81.

Football
IRFU
Ottawa (0-2) 11 @ Montreal (2-0) 21
Toronto (1-1) 7 @ Hamilton (1-1) 5

ORFU
Hamilton (2-0) 9 @ Ottawa (0-1) 2

Canadian university
Queen's (0-1) 14 @ Toronto (1-1) 21

MRFU
Winnipeg Tigers (2-2) 8 Winnipeg Rowing Club (2-2) 4

SRFU
Regina (4-0) 13 @ Moose Jaw (0-4) 6
University of Saskatchewan 14 Saskatoon 5

The game in Saskatoon ended in the 3rd quarter when the Saskatoon city club protested against the officiating by quitting and leaving the field.

70 years ago
1944


War
Remaining German forces in the city of Aachen were mopped up by U.S. forces as attacks outside the city ceased. Soviet troops pushed to within 2 miles of the southern Czech border by taking Visau-Bistra in Transylvania. The 3rd U.S. Fleet, in its ninth day of activities in the western Pacific Ocean, sank 7 more Japanese ships and destroyed 19 planes in an attack on Luzon, Philippines.

Diplomacy
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt said that the Dumbarton Oaks security proposals could serve to safeguard peace in their time.

Politics and government
The Argentine government banned Nazi and Fascist propaganda in the country.

Economics and finance
The U.S. War Production Board and National Housing Agency announced the removal of certain restrictions on home design and construction that would make possible the building of houses to prewar standards.

Oil
The Iranian government turned down a Soviet request for the immediate granting of a concession for exploitation of oil in northern Iran.

60 years ago
1954


On television today
Television came to Edmonton when CFRN began broadcasting at 3 P.M. with a half-hour Introduction to CFRN-TV, followed by regular programming:

3:30--Burns and Allen
4:00--Gruen Playhouse
4:30--WIFU Football
6:30--My Favorite Husband
7:00--Small Fry Frolics
7:30--Enchanted Music
7:45--News
8:00--Toast of the Town
9:00--Four Star Playhouse
10:00--TBA
10:30--Newsmagazine
11:00--News
11:15--Channel 3 Playhouse


The station wasn't hooked up to any network, so all non-local programming was kinescoped and flown to Edmonton by air express. The football game would likely have been the B.C. @ Edmonton or Calgary @ Saskatchewan game from the previous night. Toast of the Town was renamed The Ed Sullivan Show a year later.

Football
ORFU
Sarnia (6-4) 3 @ Toronto (1-9) 16

Only 900 fans showed up to see Balmy Beach defeat the Imperials.

50 years ago
1964


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Pretty Woman--Roy Orbison (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in France: Le Pénitencier--Johnny Hallyday

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): In ginocchio da te--Gianni Morandi (14th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Das kommt vom Rudern, das kommt vom Segeln--Peter Lauch & Die Regenpfeifer (6th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Pretty Woman--Roy Orbison (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Do Wah Diddy Diddy--Manfred Mann

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Do Wah Diddy Diddy--Manfred Mann
2 Pretty Woman--Roy Orbison
3 We'll Sing in the Sunshine--Gale Garnett
4 Dancing in the Street--Martha and the Vandellas
5 Last Kiss--J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers
6 Remember (Walkin’ In The Sand)--The Shangri-Las
7 When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)--The Beach Boys
8 A Summer Song--Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde
9 Chug-A-Lug--Roger Miller
10 Baby Love--The Supremes

Singles entering the chart were Time is on My Side by the Rolling Stones (#70); Ask Me by Elvis Presley (#78); Hey Now by Lesley Gore (#80); Opportunity by the Jewels (#92); Something You Got by the Ramsey Lewis Trio (#93); Up Above My Head (I Hear Music In The Air) by Al Hirt (#94); Scratchy by Travis Wammack (#95); Wait for Me by Rita Pavone (#97); The Dartell Stomp by the Mustangs (#98); Listen Lonely Girl by Johnny Mathis (#99); and My Adorable One by Joe Simon (#100). Ask Me was the B-side of Ain't That Loving You Baby, charting at #53.

On television tonight
The Outer Limits, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Demon with a Glass Hand, starring Robert Culp, Arline Martel, and Abraham Sofaer

Olympics
Fred Hansen of the United States won the gold medal in the pole vault at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, defeating Wolfgang Reinhardt of West Germany with an Olympic record of 16 feet 83/4 inches. Mr. Hansen used one of the new slingshot fiberglass Sky Poles that had recently transformed vaulting.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (8-3-1) 34 @ Ottawa (7-4-1) 16
Saskatchewan (8-6) 0 @ Calgary (10-4) 42
British Columbia (9-1-3) 24 @ Edmonton (3-10) 14

Bernie Faloney threw touchdown passes of 37 and 66 yards to Tommy Grant for touchdowns and rushed for touchdowns of 3 and 5 yards as the Tiger-Cats beat the Rough Riders before 23,121 fans at Laonsdowne Park.

The Stampeders amassed 296 yards passing and 210 yards rushing as they routed the Roughriders before 20,000 fans at McMahon Stadium. Bobby Taylor caught touchdown passes of 18, 35, and 16 yards; Lovell Coleman rushed for 2 touchdowns; and quarterback Eagle Day rushed for another TD. The Roughriders were without starting quarterback Ron Lancaster, out with injury.

Willie Fleming rushed 10 times for 186 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Lions beat the Eskimos before 12,000 fans at Clarke Stadium. Mr. Fleming rushed 47 yards for his first touchdown and then tied the league record with a 109-yard touchdown rush. He also had a pass reception that gained 59 yards. Jim Thomas and Bill Tobin scored Edmonton touchdowns.

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Annie's Song--John Denver

Defense
The United States Congress passed compromise legislation which would continue military aid to Turkey until December 10. U.S. President Gerald, who had twice before vetoed similar legislation to cut off aid to Turkey, reluctantly agreed to accept the legislation, an appropriations bill with provisions dealing with aid to Turkey. Under the provisions, military aid to Turkey would be cut off after December 10, 1974 and resumed only when the president certified that Turkey was in compliance with U.S. foreign aid laws barring offensive use of American weapons and that "substantial progress' had been made toward a settlement of the dispute between Turkey and Greece over Cyprus. The president could also continue or restore aid if he found it would "further negotiations for a peaceful solution of the Cyprus conflict."

Scandal
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed fraud charges against nine former officers, directors, and employees of Franklin National Bank and its parent corporation, Franklin National Corporation. The bank had collapsed on October 8 in the largest bank failure in American history to date.

Baseball
World Series
Los Angeles Dodgers 2 @ Oakland Athletics 3 (Oakland won best-of-seven series 4-1)

Joe Rudi hit the first pitch of the 7th inning for a home run to break a 2-2 tie as the Athletics defeated the Dodgers before 49,347 fans at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum and became the third team in major league history (after the New York Yankees of 1936-1939 and 1949-1953) to win three straight World Series. The Dodgers, who had trailed 2-0, scored 2 runs in the top of the 6th inning and put 2 runners on base with 2 out in the 7th inning, but Blue Moon Odom relieved starting pitcher Vida Blue and retired Dave Lopes on a force out to end the threat. During the 7th inning stretch, debris was thrown on the field, leading to a lengthy delay. Mike Marshall, who had relieved starter Don Sutton on the mound for Los Angeles in the 6th inning, neglected to take any warmup pitches while waiting for play to resume, which came back to haunt him. In the top of the 8th, Bill Buckner led off with a single, and when Oakland center fielder Bill North let the ball get by him for an error, Mr. Buckner decided to try to reach third base. Right fielder Reggie Jackson threw to second baseman Dick Green, who relayed to third baseman Sal Bando, who tagged Mr. Buckner for the first out of the inning. The Dodgers never threatened again as Rollie Fingers pitched 2 innings to get his second straight save, while Mr. Odom, who faced just one batter, was credited with the win. It was the last major league game for Mr. Green, who batted 0 for 13 in the Series but exhibited such brilliant defense at second base that he was almost voted the Series' most valuable player. Mr. Fingers won the award.

30 years ago
1984


Oil
The United Kingdom announced that it would reduce the price of its North Sea oil by $1.35 per barrel.

25 years ago
1989


Disasters
As the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants were preparing to take the field for the third game of the World Series at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, the area, 75 miles north of the epicentre, was hit by an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale. Over 60 were killed and 3,000 injured, but the carnage could have been much worse. In addition to the more than 50,000 at Candlestick Park, hundreds of thousands more were watching the World Series on television, reducing the number of people who normally would have been out in traffic at that hour.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the U.S. merchandise trade deficit had risen to $10.77 billion in August. The gap, the largest in eight months, was attributed to the stronger U.S. dollar, which had made imports cheaper and exports more expensive.

Baseball
World Series
Oakland Athletics @ San Francisco Giants (postponed, earthquake) (Oakland led best-of-seven series 2-0)

20 years ago
1994


Died on this date
Dmitry Kholodov, 27
. Russian journalist. Mr. Kholodov, a reporter with the newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets, was assassinated with a booby-trapped briefcase while investigating corruption in the armed forces.

Diplomacy
A draft treaty between Israel and Jordan was approved in Amman.

Football
NFL
Kansas City 31 @ Denver 28

Kansas City quarterback Joe Montana marched the Chiefs 75 yards in 81 seconds for the winning points against the Broncos at Mile High Stadium.

10 years ago
2004


Football
CFL
British Columbia (11-5) 32 @ Montreal (12-4) 29
Edmonton (8-9) 16 @ Saskatchewan (9-8) 40

Corey Holmes rushed 10 times for 64 yards and a touchdown, caught 7 passes for 99 yards, and returned a punt 66 yards for a touchdown as the Rougriders routed the Eskimos before 30,087 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Saskatchewan, down 1-0 after the 1st quarter, took advantage of the wind and outscored Edmonton 31-0 in the 2nd quarter. Saskatchewan quarterback Henry Burris rushed 34 yards for a touchdown and completed TD passes to Travis Moore and Jason French. The Eskimos trailed 40-2 until Jason Maas passed 45 yards to Ed Hervey for a touchdown and rushed 1 yard for a touchdown of his own in the the final 3 1/2 minutes of the game.

Baseball
National League Championship Series
St. Louis 5 @ Houston 6 (Best-of-seven series tied 2-2)

American League Championship Series
New York 4 @ Boston 6 (12 innings) (New York led best-of-seven series 3-1)

Carlos Beltran's home run with 1 out in the bottom of the 7th inning broke a 5-5 tie and held up as the winning run as the Astros edged the Cardinals before 42,760 fans at Minute Maid Park. Lance Berkman doubled in 2 runs and hit a solo home run for the Astros as they rallied from a 4-1 deficit after 2 1/2 innings.

Manny Ramirez singled to lead off the bottom of the 12th inning and David Ortiz followed with a home run off Paul Quantrill as the Red Sox averted elimination by the Yankees before 34,826 fans at Fenway Park. New York held leads of 2-0 and 4-3, but Boston scored the tying run in the 9th when Kevin Millar led off with a single and pinch runner Dave Roberts promptly stole second base and scored on a single by Bill Mueller.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

October 16, 2014

225 years ago
1789


Born on this date
William Burton
. U.S. politician. Dr. Burton, a physician and a member of the Democratic Party, was Governor of Delaware from 1859-1863. He died on August 5, 1866 at the age of 76.

200 years ago
1814


Disasters
Eight people drowned or were fatally injured in London when vats at the Meux and Company Brewery exploded and tons of beer flooded the streets.

75 years ago
1939


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

War
The German Luftwaffe launched its first attack on British territory during World War II.

70 years ago
1944


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

War
Despite five German attacks outisde the city of Aachen, U.S. foces completed their encirclement of the city. British forces landed on Lemnos Island, which guarded the entrance to the Dardanelles. U.S. planes blasted Formosa (Taiwan), concentrating on Okayama and Heito on the west coast.

Politics and government
New York Governor and 1944 Republican Party U.S. presidential candidate Thomas Dewey charged that President Franklin D. Roosevelt planned to keep men in the armed services because he did not have peacetime jobs for them.

60 years ago
1954


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): The Little Shoemaker--The Gaylords; Petula Clark (2nd week at #1)

#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Hey There--Rosemary Clooney (Best Seller--4th week at #1; Disc Jockey--2nd week at #1; Jukebox--1st week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Hey There--Rosemary Clooney (4th week at #1)
--Sammy Davis, Jr.
2 Skokiaan--Ralph Marterie and his Orchestra
--Bulawayo Sweet Rhythms Band
--The Four Lads
3 Sh-Boom--The Crew-Cuts
--The Chords
4 If I Give My Heart to You--Doris Day
--Denise Lor
--Connee Boswell
--Dinah Shore
5 This Ole House--Rosemary Clooney
6 I Need You Now--Eddie Fisher
7 The High and the Mighty--Les Baxter and his Orchestra
--LeRoy Holmes and his Orchestra
--Victor Young and his Orchestra
--Johnny Desmond
8 The Little Shoemaker--The Gaylords
--Hugo Winterhalter and his Orchestra
9 Shake, Rattle and Roll--Bill Haley and his Comets
10 They Were Doin' the Mambo--Vaughn Monroe and his Orchestra

Singles entering the chart were It's a Woman's World by the Four Aces (#20); Sisters by Rosemary and Betty Clooney (#24); In a Little Spanish Town by David Carroll and his Orchestra (#27, charting with the version by Russ Carlyle and his Orchestra); The Touch (Le Grisbi) by the Three Suns (#40); Drink, Drink, Drink by Mario Lanza (#41); We'll Be Together Again by Rosemary Clooney (#43); The Mama Doll Song by Patti Page (#44); and Mambo in the Moonlight by Gary Crosby and the Cheer Leaders (#47). Drink, Drink, Drink was from the movie The Student Prince (1954).

Football
IRFU
Hamilton (6-4) 11 @ Montreal (9-1) 46
Toronto (4-6) 27 @ Ottawa (1-9) 11

WIFU
Calgary (7-8) 8 @ Saskatchewan (9-3-2) 19
British Columbia (1-12) 3 @ Edmonton (8-5) 31

ORFU
Toronto (0-9) 18 @ Sarnia (6-3) 28

Canadian university
Toronto (0-1-1) 0 @ Queen's (2-0) 20
McGill (0-2) 6 @ Western Ontario (1-0-1) 25

Montreal quarterback Sam "The Rifle" Etcheverry set a Canadian football single-game record with 586 yards passing as the Alouettes routed the Tiger-Cats at Molson Stadium. Mr. Etcheverry threw 5 touchdown passes. Montreal halfback Hal Patterson returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown.

Ken Carpenter and Frank Tripucka scored touchdowns for the Roughriders as they beat the Stampeders before 14,000 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Joe Aguirre kicked 2 field goals for Saskatchewan, giving him a record total of 16 for the season. Calgary quarterback Eddie LeBaron scored a touchdown and a single.

Rollie Miles and Jackie Parker each scored 2 touchdowns and Glenn Lippman scored another TD as the Eskimos routed the Lions at Clarke Stadium. Bob Dean added 5 converts and a single.

50 years ago
1964


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): I'm Into Something Good--Herman's Hermits

Edmonton's top 10 (CJCA)
1 Last Kiss--J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers (2nd week at #1)
2 Las Vegas Scene--Wes Dakus
3 Pretty Woman--Roy Orbison
4 Do Wah Diddy Diddy--Manfred Mann
5 Have I the Right?--The Honeycombs
6 I'm Into Something Good--Herman's Hermits
7 Let it Be Me--Betty Everett & Jerry Butler
8 Haunted House--Jumpin' Gene Simmons
9 Little Honda--The Hondells
10 Ride the Wild Surf--Jan & Dean
Pick hit of the week: Is it True--Brenda Lee
New this week: I'm Gonna Be Strong--Gene Pitney
Don't Ever Leave Me--Connie Francis
Walking in the Rain--The Ronettes
Sweet and Lovely--Frankie Lymon
Cindy Go Home--Paul Anka
That's the Way it Goes--The Shadows

That's the Way it Goes and its B-side, Don't it Make You Feel Good, were rare vocal performances by the Shadows, who were normally an instrumental group.

Defense
China detonated its first atomic bomb.

Politics and government
Soviet leaders Leonid Brezhnev and Alexei Kosygin were inaugurated as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and Premier, respectively, and the collective leadership was established.

Olympics
Don Schollander, 18, of the United States became the first swimmer to win four gold medals in an Olympic games when he won the men's 100-metre and 400-metre freestyles (the latter in a world record of 4 minutes 12.2 seconds) and anchored the 4x100-metre and 4x200-metre relays at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Mr. Schollander was also the first American to win four gold medals since Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.

Peter Snell of New Zealand won the gold medal in the men's 800-metre run, with Bill Crothers of Canada winning the silver medal.

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: Rock Your Baby--George McCrae (6th week at #1)

Politics and government
William Hawrelak, who had been forced out of office because of financial scandals in 1959 and 1965, was elected Mayor of Edmonton yet again, defeating incumbent Ivor Dent. Rod Sykes won a third term as Mayor of Calgary, defeating challenger Ross Alger by 3,000 votes, a margin considerably less than in the previous election; Peter Petrasuk finished further behind.

Protest
A riot at Long Kesh Maze Prison in Northern Ireland resulted in the prison being set afire, with injuries to 130 prisoners.

Football
WFL
Shreveport (5-10-1) 30 @ Philadelphia (6-10) 25
Chicago (7-9) 0 @ Charlotte (10-6) 27
Florida (11-5) 15 @ Memphis (14-2) 25
Hawaii (6-10) 0 @ Portland (5-10-1) 3
Birmingham (12-4) 25 @ Southern California (12-4) 29

Baseball
World Series
Los Angeles Dodgers 2 @ Oakland Athletics 5 (Oakland led best-of-seven series 3-1)

Pinch hitter Jim Holt singled in 2 runs during a 4-run 6th inning as the Athletics defeated the Dodgers before 49,347 fans at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Ken Holtzman allowed 6 hits and 2 earned runs in 7 2/3 innings to earn the win, and opened the scoring with a home run in the bottom of the 3rd inning. Rollie Fingers pitched 1 1/3 innings to get the save. Andy Messersmith allowed 5 runs--all earned in 6 innings in taking his second loss of the Series.

30 years ago
1984


Diplomacy
South African Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Economics and finance
The U.S. Federal Reserve Board announced that industrial production had edged downward in September by 0.6%, its first decline since November 1982. Leading banks lowered their prime lending rate by ¼ percentage point to 12.5%, another sign of a cooling economy.

Baseball
Gene Mauch, who had retired from the California Angels after the 1982 season, was rehired as their manager.

25 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): Right Here Waiting--Richard Marx (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Lambada--Kaoma (9th week at #1)

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Cherish--Madonna (2nd week at #1)
2 Mixed Emotions--Rolling Stones
3 Girl I'm Gonna Miss You--Milli Vanilli
4 If I Could Turn Back Time--Cher
5 Heaven--Warrant
6 Miss You Much--Janet Jackson
7 Sowing the Seeds of Love--Tears for Fears
8 Healing Hands--Elton John
9 18 and Life--Skid Row
10 Love Song--The Cure

Singles entering the chart were Hey Men by Men Without Hats (#72); House of Dreams by Blue Rodeo (#75); We Didn't Start the Fire by Billy Joel (#79); Don't Know Much by Linda Ronstadt (featuring Aaron Neville) (#81); Holding on to You by Peter Frampton (#84); Poison by Alice Cooper (#87); Blame it on the Rain by Milli Vanilli (#90); and You've Got It by Simply Red (#92).

Died on this date
Cornel Wilde, 77
. Austro-Hungarian-born U.S. actor. Mr. Wilde, born Kornél Lajos Weisz in what is now Slovakia, moved with his family to New York in 1920. His movies included Leave Her to Heaven (1945); A Song to Remember (1945); Forever Amber (1947); Shockproof (1949); and The Big Combo (1955). Mr. Wilde died of leukemia three days after his 77th birthday.

Walter Farley, 74. U.S. author. Mr. Farley was known for his novel The Black Stallion (1941) and numerous sequels.

Politics and government
History was made in Alberta when Reform Party candidate Stan Waters won easily over Bill Code of the Liberals, Bert Brown of the Progressive Conservatives, and two independents to become the first person ever to be elected to the Canadian Senate. The election took place in conjunction with civic elections; Jan Reimer won the Edmonton mayoral election.

20 years ago
1994


Hit parade
#1 single in Austria (Ö3): I Swear--All-4-One (7th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: I Swear--All-4-One (12th week at #1)

Politics and government
The governing coalition led by Chancellor Helmot Kohl's Christian Democratic Party retained a majority of seats in the Bundestag in the German general election, but saw its majority reduced from 134 seats to 10. The Christian Democrats captured 48.4% of the popular vote to 48.1% for the opposition coalition led by the Social Democrats.

10 years ago
2004


Died on this date
Pierre Salinger, 79
. U.S. journalist and politician. Mr. Salinger was press secretary for U.S. Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson from 1961-1964, when he resigned in order to run for the Democratic Party nomination for a seat in the United States Senate from California. He won a primary and was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the July 30, 1964 death of retiring Senator Clair Engle. Mr. Salinger servied in the Senate from August 4-December 31, 1964. He returned to journalism after leaving office, and spent his later years in France.

War
Israeli troops withdrew from the Gaza Strip, ending a 17-day offensive to stop Palestinians from firing rockets into Israeli settlements. 109 Palestinians had been killed in the fighting.

Baseball
National League Championship Series
St. Louis 2 @ Houston 5 (St. Louis led best-of-seven series 2-1)

American League Championship Series
New York 19 @ Boston 8 (New York led best-of-seven series 3-0)

Lance Berkman singled home the first run of the game and hit a home run to close the scoring as the Astros beat the Cardinals before 42,896 fans at Minute Maid Park. Jeff Kent followed Mr. Berkman's 1st-inning single with a 2-run home run, and Carlos Beltran homered to lead off the 8th for Houston. Roger Clemens pitched 7 innings to get the win over Jeff Suppan, who pitched 6 innings.

Hideki Matsui batted 5 for 6 with 2 doubles, 2 home runs, 5 runs, and 5 runs batted in as the Yankees set a major league record for runs in a post-season game in their rout of the Red Sox before 35,126 fans at Fenway Park. The game was tied 6-6 after 3 innings before New York scored 5 runs in the 4th inning and 2 in the 5th. Javier Vasquez, who relieved starting pitcher Kevin Brown to start the 3rd inning, allowed 7 hits and 4 runs--all earned--in 4 1/3 innings, but was credited with the win. Ramiro Mendoza, who pitched 1+ innings and allowed the go-ahead run in the 4th, was charged with the loss.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

October 15, 2014

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Angela Nixon!

625 years ago
1389


Died on this date
Urban VI, 71
. Roman Catholic Pope, 1378-1389. Born Bartolomeo Prignano, Urban VI was the last pope to be elected from outside the College of Cardinals, being hastily chosen to succeed Gregory IX while a mob outside the papal conclave was demanding a Roman pope and not a return of the papacy to Avignon. Urban VI died shortly after falling from his mule, presumably from injuries suffered in the fall, although there were rumours that he had been poisoned. He was succeeded as pope by Boniface IX.

150 years ago
1864


War
In the U.S. Civil War, Confederate troops forced the surrender of the Union garrison at Glasgow, Missouri.

120 years ago
1894


Scandal
French Army Captain Alfred Dreyfus was arrested for espionage.

110 years ago
1904


War
The Russian Baltic Fleet leaves Reval, Estonia for Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese War.

100 years ago
1914


Business
With the support of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, the United States Congress passed the Clayton Antitrust Act, which made it illegal for companies to buy competitors' stock.

80 years ago
1934


Died on this date
Raymond Poincaré, 74
. 10th President of France, 1913-1920; Prime Minister of France, 1912-1913, 1922-1924, 1926-1929. Mr. Poincaré co-founded the Democratic Republican Alliance in 1902. He was known for his anti-German attitude, and favoured French military occupation of the Rhineland, which he enacted as Prime Minister in 1923.

World events
The Soviet Republic of China collapsed when Chiang Kai-shek's National Revolutionary Army successfully encircled Ruijin, forcing the fleeing Communists to begin the Long March.

70 years ago
1944


War
Hungarian Regent Admiral Miklós Horthy asked the Allies for armistice terms for Hungary, just before the Arrow Cross Party took power in Hungary. Soviet troops assisting the Finns in clearing northern Finland of Germans captured the Arctic Finnish port and naval base of Petsamo

Diplomacy
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt told the convention of the Zionist Organization of America that he would use his efforts to effect "establishment of Palestine as a free and deomcratic Jewish commonwealth."

Politics and government
The Nazi-like Arrow Cross Party, led by Ferenc Szálasi, took power in Hungary as a Government of National Unity.

U.S. Senator Robert La Follette, Jr. (Wisconsin Progressive--Wisconsin) demanded that American foreign policy depart from the "imperial designs of Mr. Churchill."

Football
MASSFL
Central Navigation School (Rivers) (2-1) 12 @ Bombing and Gunnery School (MacDonald) (0-3) 0

Doug McCuaig and Don Huffman scored touchdowns for the Pathfinders as they blanked the Mustangs in the only league game to be played in MacDonald.

60 years ago
1954


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Hold My Hand--Don Cornell (2nd week at #1)

Disasters
After killing 1,000 people in Haiti, Hurricane Hazel struck the eastern seaboard of North America, killing 95 people in the United States and causing huge floods as far north as Toronto. 81 people were killed in Canada by the storm.

50 years ago
1964


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): Pretty Woman--Roy Orbison (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Cole Porter, 73
. U.S. songwriter. Mr. Porter was one of the most famous songwriters of the 20th century, writing music and lyrics for Broadway plays and movies. His songs included I've Got You Under My Skin; Night and Day; I Get a Kick Out of You; You're the Top; and Begin the Beguine.

Olympics
At the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, George Hungerford and Roger Jackson of Canada won the gold medal in the men's coxless pairs rowing event. It was Canada's only gold medal of the games.

Baseball
World Series
New York Yankees 5 @ St. Louis Cardinals 7 (St. Louis won best-of-seven series 4-3)

The Cardinals scored 3 runs in each of the 4th and 5th innings to take a 6-0 lead and held on to defeat the Yankees before 30,346 fans at Busch Stadium to win their first World Series since 1946. Bob Gibson pitched his second straight complete game and picked up his second win of the Series. Mel Stottlemyre pitched the first 4 innings for New York before being relieved by Al Downing, who failed to retire any of the 3 batters he faced. The Yankees cut the deficit in half when Mickey Mantle hit a 3-run home run--his 18th and last in World Series play--in the 6th. Ken Boyer hit a home run for St. Louis in the 7th to make it 7-3, but Ken's brother Clete and Phil Linz homered for the Yankees in the 9th before Mr. Gibson retired Bobby Richardson on a pop fly for the final out, with Roger Maris on deck. It was the last World Series game ever played in Busch Stadium--formerly known as Sportsman's Park--and the last World Series game for the Yankees until 1976. It was also the last game as manager of the Yankees for Yogi Berra, who had led the team to the AL pennant in his first year as manager. He was soon fired and replaced by the man who had managed the team that had just beaten the Yankees--Johnny Keane, who resigned as manager of the Cardinals. David Halberstam wrote about this Series in his book October 1964 (1994).

40 years ago
1974


Oil
Mexican oil officials confirmed reports that new discoveries of large deposits of oil had been made in the southeasten part of the country. However, they maintained early reports suggesting reserves of up to 20 billion barrels of oil had been exaggerated and estimated that crude oil exports would rise from 35,000 barrels per day to about 137,000 barrels per day.

Baseball
World Series
Los Angeles Dodgers 2 @ Oakland Athletics 3 (Oakland led best-of-seven series 2-1)

An error by Los Angeles catcher Joe Ferguson with 2 out in the bottom of the 3rd inning led to 2 unearned runs as the Athletics held on to edge teh Dodgers before 49,347 fans at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Bill Buckner hit a home run for the Dodgers in the 8th and Willie Crawford homered to lead off the 9th. Mr. Ferguson then reached first base on an error by Oakland shortstop Bert Campaneris, but the game ended when Bill Russell grounded into a double play. Catfish Hunter pitched 7 1/3 innings for the win, with Rollie Fingers getting the save. Al Downing started on the mound for the Dodgers and pitched 3 2/3 innings in taking the loss.

30 years ago
1984


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

Diplomacy
Salvadoran President Jose Napoleon Duarte met with rebel leaders in a church in La Palma, and the two sides agreed to form a joint commission to seek an end to the five-year-old civil war that had caused the deaths of more than 50,000 civilians. However, they did not agree to a formal cease-fire.

Politics and government
John J. O’Connor, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of New York, said that bishops of the church expected public officials and candidates for election to oppose "abortion on demand" and to seek "modification" of legalized abortion.

25 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: Lambada--Kaoma (8th week at #1)

World events
The government of South Africa freed eight prominent Negro nationalist leaders. Seven were affiliated with the banned African National Congress, and all had been imprisoned for many years. The best-known, 77-year-old Walter Sisulu, had been in prison since 1963, serving a life term for treason. After his release, Mr. Sisulu called for the release of Nelson Mandela.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (7-8) 21 @ Hamilton (9-6) 29
Toronto (6-9) 18 @ Saskatchewan (8-7) 24
Ottawa (2-13) 11 @ Edmonton (13-2) 55

Backup quarterback Todd Dillon, who relieved ineffective starter Mike Kerrigan, threw third-quarter touchdown passes to Jed Tommy and Rocky DiPietro and Paul Osbaldiston kicked 4 field goals as the Tiger-Cats sent the Blue Bombers to their fourth straight loss before 14,399 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Derrick McAdoo led the Hamilton attack with 19 rushes for 111 yards. James Murphy, who caught 7 passes for 115 yards, scored the lone Winnipeg touchdown on a 39-yard pass from Sean Salisbury, who completed just 18 of 41 passes, albeit for 252 yards.

Kent Austin hit Jeff Fairholm with a 72-yard touchdown pass at 7:43 of the fourth quarter to give the Roughriders the win in front of 20,953 at Taylor Field in Regina. Mark Guy caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Mr. Austin in the first quarter. Tim McCray rushed 18 times for 124 yards for Saskatchewan. Toronto touchdowns were scored by running back Gill Fenerty and quarterback John Congemi on 1-yard runs. The Argos produced just 165 yards in net offense, as Mr. Fenerty was held to 38 yards on 12 carries while Mr. Congemi completed just 14 of 34 passes for 142 yards.

30,920 showed up on a warm, sunny Sunday afternoon at Commonwealth Stadium to see the Eskimos roll up 31 first downs and 492 yards net offense to 8 first downs and 176 yards net offense for the Rough Riders. Mark Mathis, playing his first CFL game, blocked a Tom Schimmer punt, and Don Wilson picked up the ball and ran 20 yards for the first Edmonton touchdown (and the Eskimos’ only defensive touchdown of the season) just 2:05 into the game. Chris Johnstone and Blake Marshall each rushed for 2 touchdowns for the Eskimos, while Tracy Ham threw touchdown passes to Tom Richards and Marco Cyncar. Jerry Kauric converted all 7 majors and added 2 late field goals, including one on the last play, which prompted criticism about running up the score. Edmonton head coach Joe Faragalli defended the move on the grounds that "somebody reminded me that Jerry could use the three points. He’s in a race with Dave Ridgway...[for the scoring title]." That "somebody" may well have been Mr. Kauric’s wife, who, according to Eskimo lore, was not above going down to the front row of the stands to pester Mr. Faragalli for more scoring chances for her husband. Also, Mr. Faragalli and Ottawa head coach Steve Goldman were not known to be the best of friends (they certainly weren’t after this game). Steve Taylor, Edmonton’s third-string quarterback, dressed for his first CFL game and played part of the fourth quarter. He completed 3 of 6 passes for 35 yards and drove the team to its final touchdown (Mr. Marshall’s second). Reggie Taylor led Eskimo rushers with 16 carries for 144 yards. Tony Kimbrough started at quarterback for the Rough Riders and completed just 7 of 30 passes for 136 yards and 3 interceptions. One of his completions was for a 32-yard touchdown strike to David Conrad early in the second quarter. Orville Lee rushed 18 times for 69 yards for Ottawa in one of the better games of a terrible sophomore season for 1988’s outstanding rookie.

Baseball
World Series
San Francisco Giants 1 @ Oakland Athletics 5 (Oakland led best-of-seven series 2-0)

Dave Parker doubled in a run in the 4th inning to break a 1-1 tie, and then Terry Steinbach hit a 3-run home run off Rick Reuschel to give the Athletics a 5-1 lead over the Giants before 49,388 fans at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Mike Moore pitched 7 innings to get the win.

Hockey
NHL
Wayne Gretzky of the Los Angeles Kings scored his 1,851st point, surpassing Gordie Howe to become the National Hockey League’s career scoring leader. The historic moment came when he scored with 53 seconds remaining in regulation time to tie the Edmonton Oilers 4-4; he then scored in overtime to give the Kings a 5-4 win. Appropriately, the game was played at Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton, where Mr. Gretzky had played his home games from 1978-1988 as a member of the Oilers. The Great One received a loud and long ovation from the 17,503 in attendance. Bernie Nicholls also scored 2 goals for the Kings and Gaetan Duchesne scored once. Craig Simpson, Jarri Kurri, Craig Muni, and Glenn Anderson scored for the Oilers.

20 years ago
1994


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): I'll Make Love to You--Boys II Men

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Cotton-Eyed Joe--Rednex

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I'll Make Love to You--Boyz II Men (8th week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I'll Make Love to You--Boyz II Men (7th week at #1)
2 All I Wanna Do--Sheryl Crow
3 When Can I See You--Babyface
4 Endless Love--Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey
5 100% Pure Love--Crystal Waters
6 Stay (I Missed You)--Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories
7 Wild Night--John Mellencamp with Me’shell Ndegeocello
8 Another Night--Real McCoy
9 Stroke You Up--Changing Faces
10 Secret--Madonna

Singles entering the chart were Living in Danger by Ace of Base (#68); Thuggish-Ruggish Bone by Bone Thugs N Harmony (#75); Juicy/Unbelievable by Notorious B.I.G. (#76); Hold My Hand by Hootie and the Blowfish (#84); U Will Know by B.M.U. (Black Men United) (#86); Motherless Child by Eric Clapton (#88); and Playaz Club by Rappin’ 4-Tay (#89).

Politics and government
12 days after being officially restored to power three years after being deposed by a military coup, President Jean-Bertrand Aristide returned to Haiti, where he was emotionally welcomed by supporters and delivered an address where he pledged, "no to violence, no to vengeance, yes to reconciliation."

War
U.S. Defense Secretary William Perry said in Kuwait that the immediate danger of war in the Persian Gulf seemed to be over.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (10-4-1) 27 @ Saskatchewan (8-7) 39
Winnipeg (11-4) 48 @ Las Vegas (5-10) 17

Tom Burgess completed 2 touchdown passes to Elbert Turner and 1 each to Ray Elgaard and Mike Saunders as the Roughriders beat the Lions before 27,008 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Sean Millington, Cory Philpot, and Mike Trevathan scored B.C. touchdowns.

Matt Dunigan threw 3 touchdown passes to Gerald Alphin and 1 each to Jamie Holland and Tim Daniel as the Blue Bombers routed the Posse before just 2,350 fans at Sam Boyd Stadium in the last CFL game ever played in Las Vegas. Blaise Bryant rushed 1 yard for the other Winnipeg touchdown. Because of the increasingly poor attendance in Las Vegas, the Posse's last "home" game, scheduled for November 5 against the Edmonton Eskimos, was moved to Edmonton and rescheduled for November 6.

10 years ago
2004


Football
Ottawa (5-11) 17 @ Hamilton (8-7-1) 20 (OT)

Baseball
American League Championship Series
New York @ Boston (postponed, rain) (New York led best-of-seven series 2-0)

Monday, October 13, 2014

October 14, 2014

Born on this date
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130 years ago
1884


Technology
American inventor George Eastman, received a U.S. Government patent on his new paper-strip photographic film.

100 years ago
1914


Born on this date
Harry Brecheen
. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Brecheen, nicknamed "The Cat," played with the St. Louis Cardinals (1940, 1943-1952) and St. Louis Browns (1953), compiling a record of 133-92 and an earned run average of 2.92 in 318 games. The highlight of his career was probaly the 1946 World Series, when he won 3 games and posted an ERA of 0.45 as the Cardinals defeated the Boston Red Sox 4 games to 3. Mr. Brecheen served as the pitching coach with the Baltimore Orioles from 1954-1967. He died on January 17, 2004 at the age of 89.

Ray Davis. U.S. chemist and physicist. Dr. Davis shared the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physics with Masatoshi Koshiba "for pioneering contributions to astrophysics, in particular for the detection of cosmic neutrinos," and Riccardo Giacconi, who won "for pioneering contributions to astrophysics, which have led to the discovery of cosmic X-ray sources." Dr. Davis died on May 31, 2006 at the age of 91.

span style="font-weight:bold;">75 years ago
1939

War
The German submarine U-47 sank the British battleship HMS Royal Oak within the battleship's harbour at Scapa Flow, Scotland.

Football
IRFU
Ottawa (2-0) 35 @ Montreal (0-2) 13
Toronto (2-0) 16 @ Hamilton (0-2) 1

WIFU
Edmonton (3-7) 1 @ Winnipeg (9-1) 18
Calgary (3-7) 11 @ Regina (4-6) 12

Fritz Hanson scored 3 touchdowns as the Blue Bombers beat the Eskimos at Osborne Stadium.

Howard Cleveland scored a touchdown late in the 3rd quarter and another early in the 4th quarter as the Roughriders edged the Bronks before 3,000 fans at Park de Young. Paul Rowe scored a touchdown and field goal for Calgary, but Bill Wusyk missed a field goal attempt for Calgary in the dying seconds of the game that allowed Regina to escape with the win.

ORFU
Toronto (0-1-1) 9 @ Montreal (2-0) 10
Peterborough (0-2) 2 @ Sarnia (1-0-1) 32

70 years ago
1944


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I'll Walk Alone--Dinah Shore

Died on this date
Erwin Rommel, 52
. German military officer. Field Marshal Rommel was popularly known as "The Desert Fox" because of his leadership of German and Italian forces in the North Africa campaign during World War II. He was linked to the July 20, 1944 assassination attempt to assassinate German Fuehrer Adolf Hitler, and elected the least objectionable option of committing suicide by taking a cyanide pill.

War
British and Greek troops entered and occupied Athens as German Wehrmacht troops pulled out of the city they had occupied since April 1941. Yugoslavian partisans and Soviet troops fought their way into the streets of Belgrade. The largest number of U.S. B-29 bombers ever used in a single raid struck Okayama on Formosa (Taiwan). Less than 17 miles northeast of the city of Kweilin in the province of Kwangsi, Chinese troops turned back a Japanese drive.

Politics and government
The U.S.S.R. announced that the Polish government-in-exile and the Polish Committee of National Liberation had agreed to reopen formal negotiations to form a single government.

60 years ago
1954


Diplomacy
Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie arrived in Portsmouth, England aboard the cruiser Gambia and then boarded a special train to London to begin a visit to the United Kingdom as part of his world tour.

50 years ago
1964


Space
The U.S.S.R. launched the satellite Cosmos 48.

Politics and government
Leonid Brezhnev became the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and thereby--along with his allies such as Alexei Kosygin --the leader of the U.S.S.R., ousting former leader Nikita Khrushchev and sending him into "voluntary" retirement as a "nonperson" in the U.S.S.R. The move was announced the following day.

Diplomacy
U.S. Negro civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize as the "first person in the Western world to have shown us that a struggle can be waged without violence."

Olympics
Billy Mills of the United States won the gold medal in the men's 10,000-metre run at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The movie Running Brave (1983), which was partially filmed at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, was based on Mr. Mills' story.

Baseball
World Series
New York Yankees 8 @ St. Louis Cardinals 3 (Best-of-seven series tied 3-3)

Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle hit home runs on consecutive pitches from St. Louis pitcher Curt Simmons in the 6th inning and Joe Pepitone hit a grand slam off Gordon Richardson in the 8th inning as the Yankees evened the series before 30,805 fans at Busch Stadium.

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): The Night Chicago Died--Paper Lace (4th week at #1)

Scandal
The prosecution in the trial resulting from the June 1972 break-in at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. opened its case, charging that U.S. then-President Richard Nixon had held a "multitude of meetings" in April 1973 and 1974 to revise "scenarios" and "lines" for handling the situation and sacrificing some people to the prosecution to save others. Those on trial were former presidential aides John Ehrlichman and Bob Haldeman; former Attorney General John Mitchell and his assistant Robert Mardian; and former attorney for the Committee to Re-Elect the President (CREEP) Kenneth Parkinson.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (7-6) 19 @ Hamilton (6-8) 12
Calgary (4-9) 24 @ Edmonton (7-5-1) 10

The Blue Bombers and Tiger-Cats were tied 12-12 before 27,491 fans on a rainy Thanksgiving afternoon at Ivor Wynne Stadium with time remaining for just one more play. Winnipeg kicker Walt McKee missed a field goal attempt, but Hamilton returner Mike Walker slipped on the wet artificial turf while punting the ball out of his end zone, and Winnipeg running back Jim Washington, downfield on coverage duties, picked the ball up at the Hamilton 5-yard line and walked into the end zone for as easy a touchdown as any punt returner ever had. The play was officially recorded as a 5-yard punt return.

Rookie quarterback Joe Pisarcik, making his first CFL start, led the Stampeders over the Eskimos before a Clarke Stadium record crowd of 24,214. Rookie receiver Bill Lide caught one of Mr. Pisarcik's passes for his only CFL touchdown. Veteran Calgary quarterback Peter Liske was used just to hold for placekicks in what turned out to be his last game as a Stampeder. Tom Wilkinson started at quarterback for the Eskimos but was knocked out early in the game with a concussion; Bruce Lemmerman played the rest of the game, but completed just 13 of 33 passes, and failed to produce a touchdown.

30 years ago
1984


Hit parade
#1 single in France: To France--Mike Oldfield

#1 single in Switzerland: Careless Whisper--George Michael (3rd week at #1)

Died on this date
Martin Ryle, 66
. U.K. astronomer. Mr. Ryle shared the 1974 Nobel Prize in Physics with Anthony Hewish "for their pioneering research in radio astrophysics: Ryle for his observations and inventions, in particular of the aperture synthesis technique, and Hewish for his decisive role in the discovery of pulsars."

World events
A report surfaced concerning the existence of a manual, reported to be the work of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, written in Spanish and distributed among rebels opposing the Sandanista government of Nicaragua. The manual described how some government officials could be "neutralized"--a term that might mean "assassinated." The manual described various techniques for waging guerrilla warfare.

Football
CFL
Calgary (6-9) 28 @ Toronto (8-5-1) 24
Hamilton (4-9-1) 31 @ Saskatchewan (6-8-1) 8

An Exhibition Stadium crowd that appeared smaller than the announced 30,406 went home disappointed when Calgary defensive end hit Toronto quarterback Condredge Holloway, and his pass was intercepted by defensive lineman Walter Ballard and returned 35 yards for a touchdown to break a 21-21 tie with 3:03 remaining in the game. Mr. Holloway was injured on the play, and reliever Joe Barnes appeared to have brought the Argonauts back with a touchdown pass to Jan Carinci, but Mr. Barnes was ruled to have crossed the line of scrimmage before throwing the ball. Toronto settled for a Hank Ilesic field goal with 1:02 remaining, but that was as close as they got. Greg Vavra went the distance at quarterback for the Stampeders, completing 23 of 48 passes for 359 yards and touchdowns to Tom Scott and Mike McTague. Mr. Scott’s touchdown was just his third of the season, but the 91st of his CFL career and his 88th career touchdown reception; it also turned out to be his last touchdown. Mr. Holloway, who alternated with Mr. Barnes, threw touchdown passes to Terry Greer and Mr. Carinci.

Dieter Brock threw 2 touchdown passes to Rocky DiPietro in the first 5:35 of the game, and the Tiger-Cats coasted to victory before 28,414 disgruntled fans at Taylor Field in Regina. The win kept Hamilton’s playoff hopes alive, while eliminating the Roughriders from contention for the eighth straight year. The loss put the rebuilding Edmonton Eskimos into the playoffs for the 13th straight season. Bernie Ruoff kicked 2 converts, 5 field goals, and 2 singles for the Tiger-Cats. The Roughriders snapped the shutout with just 17 seconds left in the game when Homer Jordan completed a 20-yard touchdown pass to Stewart Fraser and then completed a pass to Mike Washington for a 2-point convert. Hamilton’s win occurred a few days after owner Harold Ballard had blasted his players as "overpaid bums."

Baseball
World Series
San Diego Padres 4 @ Detroit Tigers 8 (Detroit won best-of-seven series 4-1)

Kirk Gibson hit 2 home runs and drove in 5 runs and Lance Parrish also homered before 51,901 fans at Tiger Stadium as Detroit won its first World Series since 1968. Relief pitcher Aurelio Lopez was the winning pitcher, and Guillermo Hernandez picked up his second save of the series. Sparky Anderson, who had managed the Cincinnati Reds to World Series wins in 1975 and 1976, became the first manager to win World Series in both major leagues. The win touched off a night of rioting in Detroit.

25 years ago
1989


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

#1 single in France (SNEP): Lambada--Kaoma (12th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Lambada--Kaoma (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Lambada--Kaoma (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Ride on Time--Black Box (6th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Miss You Much--Janet Jackson (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Miss You Much--Janet Jackson
2 Cherish--Madonna
3 Mixed Emotions--Rolling Stones
4 Love Song--The Cure
5 If I Could Turn Back Time--Cher
6 Listen to Your Heart--Roxette
7 Sowing the Seeds of Love--Tears for Fears
8 Heaven--Warrant
9 Dr. Feelgood--Motley Crue
10 Don't Look Back--Fine Young Cannibals

Singles entering the chart were We Didn't Start the Fire by Billy Joel (#53); Blame it on the Rain by Milli Vanilli (#63); Baby Come to Me by Regina Belle (#80); Don't Make Me Over by Sybil (#90); and If You Asked Me To by Patti LaBelle (#93).

Football
CFL
British Columbia (6-9) 11 @ Calgary (8-7) 51

Larry Willis caught 2 touchdown passes from Danny Barrett and made an end-zone recovery of a fumble by teammate Kennard Martin on a pass reception for another touchdown to lead the Stampeders. Mr. Martin did succeed in taking a pass into the end zone for Mr. Barrett's fourth touchdown pass of the game. Mr. Barrett, who replaced ineffective starter Terrence Jones in the first quarter, finished with 15 completions in 25 attempts for 309 yards, while B.C. quarterback Matt Dunigan had a terrible game, completing just 7 of 25 passes for 90 yards. Mr. Willis caught 6 passes for 175 yards. The Lions jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter on a 1-yard touchdown run by Anthony Parker and a convert and field goal by Lui Passaglia, but it was all downhill from there. Tim Petros scored the first Calgary touchdown on a 1-yard rush in the second quarter. Mark McLoughlin added 4 field goals for the Stampeders. Only 16,355 were in attendance at McMahon Stadium.

CIAU
Acadia 22 St. Francis Xavier 6
St. Mary’s 46 Mount Allison 7
McGill 32 Bishop’s 27
Ottawa 22 Concordia 10
Queen’s 38 Carleton 11
Western Ontario 52 York 1
Windsor 34 McMaster 8
Toronto 18 Guelph 13
Waterloo 7 Wilfrid Laurier 6
Alberta (4-2) 13 @ Manitoba (0-7) 9

Backup quarterback Mike Kolodnicki scored on a 2-yard run late in the game, converted by Steve Kasowski, to give the Golden Bears the win at University Stadium in Winnipeg. The Bisons led 9-0 after the first quarter, but Mr. Kasowski kicked a 42-yard field goal in the second quarter to get Alberta on the scoreboard, and kicked a 23-yard field goal in the third quarter to reduce Manitoba’s lead to 9-6.

Baseball
World Series
San Francisco Giants 0 @ Oakland Athletics 5 (Oakland led best-of-seven series 1-0)

The Athletics scored 3 runs in the 2nd inning and Dave Parker and Walt Weiss added solo home runs as they blanked the Giants before 49,385 fans at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Dave Stewart gave up 5 hits in pitching the shutout.

20 years ago
1994


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Saturday Night--Whigfield (4th week at #1)

Diplomacy
Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and Israeli Foreign Minister of Israel Shimon Peres were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize "to honour a political act which called for great courage on both sides, and which has opened up opportunities for a new development towards fraternity in the Middle East."--i.e., for their role in the establishment of the Oslo Accords and the framing of future Palestinian self-government.

Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, visiting the White House in Washington, thanked U.S. President Bill Clinton for his support in ousting the military junta that had removed him from power in 1991.

Economics and finance
The United States Labor Department reported that consumer prices had risen 0.2% in September.

10 years ago
2004


Terrorism
Insurgents detonated two bombs in the Green Zone--Baghdad's most heavily-guarded area, home to Iraqi officials and the U.S. embassy.

Baseball
National League Championship Series
Houston 4 @ St. Louis 6 (St. Louis led best-of-seven series 2-0)

Scott Rolen hit 2 home runs and Larry Walker and Albert Pujols each homered as the Cardinals came back from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Astros before 52,347 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium.