Monday, November 24, 2014

November 24, 2014

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

150 years ago
1864


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

80 years ago
1934


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

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

70 years ago
1944


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

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

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

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

50 years ago
1964


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

40 years ago
1974


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

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

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

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

30 years ago
1984


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

25 years ago
1989


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

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

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

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

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

20 years ago
1994


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

10 years ago
2004


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

Sunday, November 23, 2014

November 23, 2014

200 years ago
1814


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

125 years ago
1889


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

100 years ago
1914


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

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

90 years ago
1924


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

80 years ago
1934


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

75 years ago
1939


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

70 years ago
1944


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

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

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

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

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

60 years ago
1954


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

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

50 years ago
1964


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

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

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

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

40 years ago
1974


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hockey
NHL
Philadelphia 6 @ Toronto 3

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

30 years ago
1984


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

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

25 years ago
1989


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

20 years ago
1994


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

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

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

Saturday, November 22, 2014

November 22, 2014

150 years ago
1864


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

90 years ago
1924


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

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

70 years ago
1944


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

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

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

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

60 years ago
1954


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

Society
The Humane Society of the United States was founded.

50 years ago
1964


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

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

40 years ago
1974


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

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

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

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

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

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

30 years ago
1984


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

25 years ago
1989


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

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

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

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

10 years ago
2004


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

Friday, November 21, 2014

November 21, 2014

230 years ago
1784


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

225 years ago
1789

Americana

North Carolina entered the union as the 12th state.

120 years ago
1894


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

100 years ago
1914


Football
IRFU
Playoff
Toronto 9 @ Hamilton 9

Canadian university
Playoff
McGill 13 @ Toronto 17

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

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

90 years ago
1924


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

80 years ago
1934

Theatre

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

70 years ago
1944


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

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

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

50 years ago
1964


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

40 years ago
1974


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

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

Football
WFL
Playoffs
Round 1
Philadelphia 3 @ Florida 18

25 years ago
1989


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

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

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

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

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

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

20 years ago
1994


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, November 20, 2014

November 20, 2014

275 years ago
1739


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

225 years ago
1789


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

125 years ago
1889


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

80 years ago
1934


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

75 years ago
1939


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

70 years ago
1944


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

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

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

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

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

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

60 years ago
1954


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Canadian university
Playoff
Western Ontario 20 @ Queen's 18

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

50 years ago
1964


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

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

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

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

40 years ago
1974


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

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

Football
WFL
Playoffs
Round 1
Hawaii 32 @ Southern California 14

30 years ago
1984


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

25 years ago
1989


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

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

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

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

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

20 years ago
1994


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

#1 single in Switzerland: Secret--Madonna

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

Football
CFL
Eastern Final
Baltimore 14 @ Winnipeg 12

Western Final
British Columbia 37 @ Calgary 36

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

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

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

November 19, 2014

550 years ago
1464


Born on this date
Go-Kashiwabara
. Emperor of Japan, 1500-1526. Go-Kashiwabara, the first son of Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado, died on May 19, 1526 at the age of 63 and was succeeded by his second son, Go-Nara.

220 years ago
1794


Diplomacy
The United States, represented by John Jay, and the Kingdom of Great Britain, represented by Foreign Secretary Lord Grenville, signed the Jay Treaty, which attempted to resolve some of the lingering problems left over from the American Revolutionary War.

125 years ago
1889


Born on this date
Clifton Webb
. U.S. actor. Mr. Webb, born Webb Parmelee Hollenbeck, was a professional ballroom dancer and a successful Broadway actor before going to Hollywood and, often playing sarcastic or snobbish characters in movies such as Laura (1944); The Razor's Edge (1946); and Sitting Pretty (1949). He died on October 13, 1966 at the age of 76.

90 years ago
1924


Died on this date
Thomas H. Ince, 42
. U.S. movie producer and director. Mr. Ince specialized in Westerns and movies about the U.S. Civil War, and made over 600 films. His best-known movie was probably Civilization (1916). Mr. Ince died three days after his 42nd birthday; he had been the guest of honour aboard the yacht of newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst, and had been taken off the yacht after supposedly suddenly taking ill. Mr. Ince's death was officially ruled to be the result of a heart attack, but there were rumours that Mr. Hearst had shot Mr. Ince in a fight over Mr. Hearst's girlfriend Marion Davies.

70 years ago
1944


War
British and American units captured Gellenkirchen, the northern pivot of the German line across the Cologne plain. In the Battle of Vianden, 30 members of the Luxembourgish resistance defended the town of Vianden against a larger Waffen-SS attack, killing 23 members of the enemy forces while suffering only 1 fatality on their own side. Japanese troops in the Philippines attacked U.S. positions, trying to break the hold in the Limon area on Leyte Island.

Terrorism
The government of El Salvador placed five of its 14 provinces under a state of siege because of terrorist activities.

Economics and finance
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced the 6th War Loan Drive, aimed at selling $14 billion in war bonds to help pay for the war effort.

60 years ago
1954


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Hold My Hand--Don Cornell (5th week at #1)

Television
Prince Rainier III officially launched Télé Monte Carlo, Europe's oldest private television channel.

50 years ago
1964


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

30 years ago
1984


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): I Just Called to Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): I Just Called to Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder (5th week at #1)

Disasters
A series of explosions at the Pemex petroleum storage facility at San Juan Ixhuatepec in Mexico City started a major fire, and killed about 500 people.

25 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: Lambada--Kaoma (13th week at #1)

Died on this date
Grant Adcox, 39
. U.S. auto racing driver. Mr. Adcox, a driver on the NASCAR circuit, was killed in a crash on the 198th lap of the Atlanta Journal 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Soccer
The U.S.A., with Tony Meola in goal, clinched its first berth in the World Cup since 1950 with a 1-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago at Port of Spain.

Football
CFL
Eastern Final
Winnipeg 10 @ Hamilton 14

Western Final
Saskatchewan 32 @ Edmonton 21

On a windy day at Ivor Wynne Stadium, Winnipeg kicker Trevor Kennerd missed all 3 of his field goal attempts, while Hamilton’s Paul Osbaldiston was good on 2 of 5 attempts. Winnipeg quarterback Lee Saltz completed just 15 of 44 passes, but his completions went for 308 yards. His 87-yard completion to Rick House in the first quarter accounted for the Blue Bombers’ only touchdown, which went unconverted because of a bad snap. Hamilton’s only touchdown came in the third quarter on a 10-yard pass from Mike Kerrigan to Wally Zatylny; Mr. Osbaldiston’s convert gave the Tiger-Cats an 11-9 lead, which held up. 20,389 fans saw the Hamilton defense hold the Blue Bombers to 21 yards rushing, as Tim Jessie picked up just 16 yards on 11 carries.

The Eskimos saw their 16-2 regular season go for naught when they were outplayed and outcoached by the Roughriders in front of a Commonwealth Stadium crowd of 35,112. The Eskimos took the ball from the opening kickoff and scored quickly on a 4-yard run by Reggie Taylor, and Jerry Kauric’s field goal made it 10-0 midway through the first quarter. The key play of the game occurred with the Eskimos leading 10-3 early in the second quarter and moving into field goal range. Eddie Lowe hit Edmonton quarterback Tracy Ham, forcing him to fumble, and Saskatchewan’s Dave Albright returned the ball 62 yards for a converted touchdown to tie the game. Kent Austin then hit Ray Elgaard with a touchdown pass to put the Roughriders ahead. The Eskimos came back with a second-quarter field goal by Mr. Kauric and a third-quarter touchdown by Mr. Ham to regain the lead, but Saskatchewan continued to play better football, and controlled the last 25 minutes. Mr. Austin left with an injury, and Tom Burgess took over in the second half and did an excellent job, completing 9 of 12 passes for 120 yards and throwing for third-quarter touchdowns to Jeff Fairholm and Mr. Elgaard. Tracy Ham had a dismal day for Edmonton, completing just 17 of 40 passes. The Roughriders did an excellent job of shutting down Edmonton slotbacks Craig Ellis and Tom Richards, and wide receivers Tony Hunter, Keith Wright, and Walter Murray weren’t good enough to make up for it. Jerry Kauric’s 34-yard punting average didn’t help the Edmonton cause, either.

20 years ago
1994


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Tomorrow--Silverchair (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Cotton-Eyed Joe--Rednex (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Hymn--Caballero (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I'll Make Love to You--Boyz II Men (13th week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I'll Make Love to You--Boyz II Men (12th week at #1)
2 Secret--Madonna
3 All I Wanna Do--Sheryl Crow
4 Another Night--Real McCoy
5 Here Comes the Hotstepper--Ini Kamoze
6 Always--Bon Jovi
7 I'm the Only One--Melissa Etheridge
8 I Wanna Be Down--Brandy
9 Never Lie--Immature
10 Living in Danger--Ace of Base

Singles entering the chart were On Bended Knee by Boys II Men (#19); Every Day of the Week by Jade (#43); The Rhythm of the Night by Corona (#86); Mental Picture by Jon Secada (#89); Picture Postcards from L.A. by Joshua Kadison (#90); I Never Seen a Man Cry (I Seen A Man Die) by Scarface (#91); I Can Go Deep by Silk (#93); and Black Coffee by Heavy D & Boyz (#94).

Britannica
Britain's first national lottery draw took place, and was televised on BBC One.

Football
CIAU
Vanier Cup at SkyDome, Toronto
Western Ontario 50 Saskatchewan 40 (OT)

Frank Jagas kicked a field goal to tie the game late in the 4th quarter and then kicked a field goal to give the Mustangs the lead in overtime as they defeated the Huskies before 28,652 fans. UWO dominated the first 3 quarters and took a 31-14 lead into the 4th quarter, but Saskatchewan mounted a furious comeback in the highest-scoring game in Vanier Cup history.

10 years ago
2004


Died on this date
John Vane, 77
. U.K. pharmacologist. Dr. Vane shared the 1982 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Sune K. Bergström and Bengt I. Samuelsson "for their discoveries concerning prostaglandins and related biologically active substances."

Terry Melcher, 62. U.S. musician and producer. Mr. Melcher, born Terrence P. Jorden, was the only child of singer and actress Doris Day. He and Bruce Johnston comprised the duo Bruce and Terry, and recorded several singles in the mid-1960s before producing the Rip Chords, a group with a similar sound. Mr. Melcher joined Columbia Records and produced a number of singles and albums for the Byrds, Paul Revere and the Raiders, and other artists from the mid-1960s through the early 1970s. Beach Boys' drummer Dennis Wilson introduced Mr. Melcher to Charles Manson, then an aspiring songwriter and musician, but Mr. Melcher eventually decided not to sign Mr. Manson to a recording contract. The murders of actress Sharon Tate and others by Mr. Manson and his "family" in August 1969 took place in the house that Mr. Melcher had recently vacated, and Mr. Melcher went into seclusion for a time. He produced records and co-wrote songs with and for the Beach Boys in the 1980s and '90s. Mr. Melcher died after a long battle with melanoma.

Basketball
NBA
Indiana 97 @ Detroit 82

Several players with the Pacers, led by Ron Artest, were involved in a brawl in the stands in the final minutes of the game against the Pistons at the Palace at Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

November 18, 2014

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

80 years ago
1934


On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Louis Hector and Leigh Lovell, on NBC
Today's episode: The Case of the Lost Special

This was another episode based on one of A. Conan Doyle's non-Sherlock Holmes stories.

75 years ago
1939


Married on this date
New York Yankees' center fielder Joe DiMaggio, the American League's Most Valuable Player of 1939, married aspiring actress Dorothy Arnold.

Football
IRFU
Finals
Toronto 0 @ Ottawa 11 (First game of 2-game, total points series)

WIFU
Finals
Winnipeg 28 @ Calgary 7 (Winnipeg won 2-game, total points series 35-20)

ORFU
Finals
Montreal 1 @ Sarnia 13 (First game of 2-game, total points series)

Orville Burke completed a 45-yard pass to Tommy Daley in the 1st quarter for the winning touchdown as the Rough Riders shut out the Argonauts before 12,000 fans at Lansdowne Park. Tony Golab scored the other touchdown on a short rush after Toronto's Bill Stukus fumbled a punt, and Ottawa's Leo Seguin recovered. Tiny Herman converted Mr. Golab's touchdown.

Fritz Hanson rushed 18 times for 192 yards and 2 touchdowns--including a TD run of 69 yards--as the Blue Bombers defeated the Bronks before 5,000 fans at Mewata Stadium to win their third straight Western title. Winnipeg, trailing ther series 13-7 after the first game, tied the series on the first play from scrimmage when Calgary's Jimmy Gilkes fumbled and Winnipeg's Bill Ceretti returned the ball 16 yards for a touchdown, converted by Ches McCance. Bizz Bisbing scored the only Calgary touchdown on a 4-yard rush late in the game.

70 years ago
1944


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I'll Walk Alone--Dinah Shore (4th week at #1)

War
British troops in the Netherlands crossed the Zig Canal and seized Helden, 7 1/2 miles from the German stronghold of Venlo in Holland. Soviet units in Hungary tore three new holes in the German defense line running northeast from Budapest to Miskolc. Albanian troops under General Enver Hoxha drove German forces out of the capital city of Tirana. The U.S. Coast Guard announced that general recruiting of Spars would end on November 23.

Crime
Fifty Negro U.S. seamen were sentenced from 8-15 years in prison and given dishonourable discharges for mutiny when refusing to load ammunition at Port Chicago.

Diplomacy
Nicaragua announced its recognition of the U.S.S.R.

Politics and government
Popular Socialist Youth was founded in Cuba.

Economics and finance
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's special committee to survey the cost of living reported a rise of 23.4% from January 1941 to September 1944.

50 years ago
1964


Transportation
The mining company Cominco first sent lead-zinc ore by rail from Pine Point, Northwest Territories to smelters in Trail and Kimberley, British Columbia over the recently completed Great Slave Lake Railway.

Football
CFL
Western Finals
Calgary 14 @ British Columbia 10 (Best-of-three series tied 1-1)

Turnovers were the difference as the Stampeders defeated the Lions before 28,547 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver. The Lions appeared to be driving for a touchdown late in the game when fullback Bob Swift fumbled as a Calgary player's helmet hit the ball and popped it high in the air, and the Stampeders recovered at their own 22-yard line. Lovell Coleman scored the only Calgary touchdown on a 15-yard rush. Larry Robinson converted and added 2 field goals and a single, but missed 5 field goals.

40 years ago
1974


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

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Rock Your Baby--George McCrae (4th week at #1)

30 years ago
1984


Hit parade
#1 single in France (SNEP): Besoin de rien, envie de toi--Peter and Sloane (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: I Just Called to Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder (4th week at #1)

Football
CFL
Grey Cup @ Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
Winnipeg 47 Hamilton 17

The Blue Bombers overcame early 14-0 and 17-3 deficits to rout the Tiger-Cats before 60,081 freezing fans (including this blogger and a lovely female companion) in the first Grey Cup ever played in Edmonton. It was Winnipeg’s first Grey Cup win in 22 years. Trailing 17-3 early in the second quarter, the Blue Bombers scored 27 straight points to take a 30-17 halftime lead, and cruised from there. Winnipeg quarterback Tom Clements, the game’s outstanding offensive player, completed 20 of 29 passes for 281 yards and a touchdown to Joe Poplawski. Mr. Clements handed off to Willard Reaves for 2 touchdowns, and backup quarterback John Hufnagel completed a touchdown pass to Jeff Boyd. Defensive end Stan Mikawos scored the other Winnipeg touchdown on a 22-yard fumble return when Hamilton quarterback Dieter Brock was sacked in the second quarter. Trevor Kennerd converted all 5 touchdowns and was successful on all 4 of his field goal attempts. Mr. Poplawski, Mr. Kennerd, and Sean Kehoe, Edmonton natives and University of Alberta alumni, all had big games. Mr. Kehoe was voted the game’s outstanding Canadian; he rushed 12 times for 89 yards, caught 5 passes for 47, and returned 2 punts for 31. Tyrone Jones of the Blue Bombers sacked Mr. Brock 4 times and was chosen the outstanding defensive player. Mr. Brock, playing his final CFL game and his only Grey Cup, surprised the Blue Bombers with a 15-yard run for the game’s first touchdown, and completed a 7-yard touchdown pass to Rocky DiPietro for the Tiger-Cats’ other touchdown in the first quarter. Mr. Brock, who was relieved by Jeff Tedford for the final few plays, completed 21 of 42 passes for 198 yards. Bernie Ruoff converted both Hamilton touchdowns and added a field goal. Despite the fact that the field had been covered by a tarp for several days, there were still icy patches that affected the play.

25 years ago
1989


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

#1 single in France (SNEP): Swing the Mood--Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Lambada--Kaoma (8th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Girl I'm Gonna Miss You--Milli Vanilli (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: All Around the World--Lisa Stansfield (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): When I See You Smile--Bad English (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 When I See You Smile--Bad English
2 Blame it on the Rain--Milli Vanilli
3 (It's Just) The Way that You Love Me--Paula Abdul
4 Listen to Your Heart--Roxette
5 Angelia--Richard Marx
6 Love Shack--The B-52's
7 Sowing the Seeds of Love--Tears for Fears
8 We Didn't Start the Fire--Billy Joel
9 Cover Girl--New Kids on the Block
10 Get on Your Feet--Gloria Estefan

Singles entering the chart were This One's for the Children by New Kids on the Block (#63); I'll Be Good to You by Quincy Jones featuring Ray Charles and Chaka Khan (#70); New Thing by Enuff Z’Nuff (#76); Two to Make it Right by Seduction (#80); Swing the Mood by Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers (#82); and Don't Take it Personal by Jermaine Jackson (#90).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Sowing the Seeds of Love--Tears for Fears (3rd week at #1)
2 Miss You Much--Janet Jackson
3 Listen to Your Heart--Roxette
4 No Souvenirs--Melissa Etheridge
5 Angelia--Richard Marx
6 Cover Girl--New Kids on the Block
7 When I See You Smile--Bad English
8 The Best--Tina Turner
9 Healing Hands--Elton John
10 Another Day in Paradise--Phil Collins

Singles entering the chart were Pretending by Eric Clapton (#74); Rhythm Nation by Janet Jackson (#76); Swing the Mood by Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers (#78); Woman's Work by Sheree (#82); Let Me Go by Melissa Etheridge (#84); Rescue Me by Sass Jordan (#87); Sunshine by Dino (#89); and Licence to Chill by Billy Ocean (#91).

Society
Pennsylvania Governor Bob Casey signed a law restricting abortions, making Pennsylvania the first state to restrict abortions after a U.S. Supreme Court decision in July giving states the right to do so. The Pennsylvania law banned most abortions at public hospitals and almost all abortions after 24 weeks of gestation. For abortions that were permitted, prior notification of the spouse and a 24-hour waiting period were required.

Protest
More than 50,000 people took to the streets of Sofia to demand political reform in Bulgaria.

Football
CIAU
Vanier Cup @ SkyDome, Toronto
Western Ontario 35 Saskatchewan 10

Quarterback Chris Gaffney completed 8 of 18 passes for 183 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 3 touchdowns himself to lead the Mustangs over the Huskies in the first Vanier Cup to be played indoors, before a crowd of 32,877. It was the Mustangs’ sixth national championship, but first since 1977, while it was the Huskies’ first appearance in the Vanier Cup. Tyrone Williams, who caught Mr. Gaffney’s touchdown pass in the third quarter, caught 5 passes for 157 yards and was named the game’s most valuable player. Mike Clawson scored the other UWO touchdown on a 5-yard run with 29 seconds remaining in the first half after Saskatchewan running back Terry Eisler was stopped on a third down- and-2 gamble on their own 42-yard line. Steve McCann converted all 5 Western Ontario touchdowns. Saskatchewan slotback Dan Farthing scored the Huskies’ touchdown on a 14-yard rush in the second quarter. Phil Guebert converted and added a field goal, also in the second quarter. UWO linebacker Darryl Forde, whose first-quarter interception set up Mr. Gaffney’s first touchdown, was named the game’s outstanding defensive player, while his brother Duane was the game’s leading rusher with 13 carries for 58 yards.

Hockey
NHL
The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 in overtime in the national Hockey Night in Canada game.

20 years ago
1994


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Spanish Lady--Dustin

Died on this date
Cab Calloway, 86
. U.S. singer and bandleader. Mr. Calloway was known as a major practitioner of scat singing and for leading Cab Calloway and his Orchesrta, who performed regularly at the Cotton Club in New York City's Harlem area. His best-known song was Minnie the Moocher, which reached #1 on the U.S. singles chart in 1931, and which he performed for decades thereafter. Mr. Calloway died five months after suffering a severe stroke.

World events
Palestinian police, claiming that demonstrators had fired first, fired on terrorists in Gaza City, leading to clashes across the city. 14 terrorists and 1 policeman were killed, and as many as 200 demonstrators and 10 policemen wounded. The terrorist organization Hamas appealed for calm.

Energy
The government of Quebec officially shelved Hydro Quebec's $13.3-billion Great Whale powerdam project after lobbying by Quebec Cree Indians and a softening of the U.S. power market.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the nation's trade deficit had risen to $10.13 billion in September.

10 years ago
2004


Died on this date
Cy Coleman, 75
. U.S. musician and songwriter. Mr. Coleman, born Seymour Kaufman, was a jazz pianist, but was best known for writing songs for Broadway musicals. His songs included Witchcraft; Hey Look Me Over; and Big Spender.

Diplomacy
The United Nations Security Council held a two-day session in Nairobi, marking the first time it had convened outside of its New York headquarters.

Monday, November 17, 2014

November 17, 2014

175 years ago
1839


Opera
Oberto, the first opera by Giuseppe Verdi, opened at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.

80 years ago
1934


Married on this date
Future U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson married Claudia Alta Taylor, better known as "Lady Bird."

Football
Eastern Final
Sarnia (ORFU) 11 @ Hamilton (IRFU) 4

75 years ago
1939


Abominations
Nine Czechoslvakian university students were executed on orders Reichsprotektor Konstanin von Neurath for participating in protests against the German occupation of Czechoslovakia and the killing of student Jan Opletal on November 11. Mr. Neurath had responded to the protests by closing all Czechoslovakian universities and colleges and sending 1,200 students to concentration camps.

70 years ago
1944


Died on this date
Ellison D. Smith, 80
. U.S. politician. "Cotton Ed" Smith, a Democrat, represented South Carolina in the United States Senate from 1909-1944, generally opposing "progressive" measures. He died several weeks before his term was due to expire.

War
Soviet troops in Hungary captured the key rail junction of Fuezesabony, 60 miles northeast of Budapest, giving them control of a 27-mile stretch of the Budapest-Miskok trunk line. U.S. troops in the Philippines enveloped Japanese forces at the northern end of the front in the western part of Leyte Island.

Defense
The government of Argentina issued a decree ordering all people over 12 years of age, regardless of sex, to prepare themselves for the defense of the country.

Terrorism
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill warned the Jewish community of Palestine to destroy terrorist elements, implying that he might withdraw support from the Zionist cause.

60 years ago
1954


Politics and government
Gamal Abdel Nasser took office as President of Egypt.

Football
IRFU
Finals
Montreal 14 @ Hamilton 9 (First game of 2-game, total points series)

Sam Etcheverry completed a 59-yard touchdown pass to Chuck Hunsinger with 5 minutes remaining in the game to give the Alouettes their victory over the Tiger-Cats before 15,000 fans at Civic Stadium. Ray Poole converted the touchdown and added 2 field goals, while Tex Coulter punted for 2 singles. Mr. Etcheverry completed just 19 of 40 passes, but for 314 yards. Hamilton quarterback Butch Songin completed 18 of 29 passes for 279 yards, including a touchdown to Ron Howell in the 4th quarter. Tip Logan converted, Cam Fraser punted for 2 singles, and Merle Hapes punted for a single.

50 years ago
1964


On television tonight
The Fugitive, starring David Janssen, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Escape into Black, with guest stars Betty Garrett, Ivan Dixon, and Maxine Stuart

Space
The mission of the Soviet satellite Cosmos 39 ended, three months after launch.

40 years ago
1974


Football
CFL
Eastern Final
Ottawa 4 @ Montreal 14

Western Final
Saskatchewan 27 @ Edmonton 31

Jimmy Jones' 47-yard touchdown pass to Johnny Rodgers at 9:42 of the 1st quarter--a pass intended for Larry Smith that was defected by Ottawa linebacker Jerry Campbell in the direction of Mr. Rodgers--provided all the scoring needed by the Alouettes as they ended the Rough Riders' reign as Grey Cup champions before 20,531 fans on a muddy field at Autostade. The Alouettes made just 11 first downs and 243 yards net offense, but the Montreal defense limited the Ottawa offense to just 4 first downs and 115 yards net offense. After Mr. Rodgers' touchdown, converted by Don Sweet, opened the scoring, Dick Adams got the Rough Riders on the scoreboard with a 48-yard punt single at 11:24 of the 1st quarter, and Montreal's 7-1 lead held up until halftime. In the 3rd quarter, Mr. Adams recovered a fumble by Mr. Jones on the Montreal 26-yard line and returned it 4 yards; Gerry Organ kicked a 38-yard field goal at 3:11 to reduce Montreal's lead to 7-4. Just over a minute later, Mr. Jones left the game with a slight shoulder separation and was replaced by Sonny Wade, who punted for a 59-yard single at 13:16 of the 3rd quarter to give the Alouettes an 8-4 lead. The Alouettes closed the scoring when Steve Ferrughelli, whose fumble on the Ottawa 1-yard line early in the 1st quarter had been recovered by Ottawa defensive end Jim Piaskoski, rushed 5 yards for a touchdown on the last play of the game, with no convert being attempted. Mr. Ferrughelli led allrushers with 70 yards on 16 carries. Mr. Rodgers rushed 12 times for 43 yards and caught 2 passes for 59. Jerry Keeling was scheduled to start at quarterback for the Rough Riders, but he tore a muscle in his shoulder during the pre-game warmup and was replaced by Rick Cassata, who completed just 8 of 24 passes for 130 yards and 2 interceptions--both by Dickie Harris, including 1 in the Montreal end zone in the 4th quarter-- in his last game in an Ottawa uniform. The Rough Riders rushed for just 17 yards, all by Art Green on 6 carries. The game marked the end of the 17-year CFL career of Ottawa offensive tackle Moe Racine and the 9-year career of guard Roger Perdrix, among others.

The Eskimos took a 27-10 lead midway through the 3rd quarter and held on to defeat the Roughriders before a Clarke Stadium-record crowd of 25,026. Saskatchewan led 3-0 after the 1st quarter on a 37-yard field goal by Brian Berg, but after Leroy Jones blocked another FG attempt by Mr. Berg, the Eskimos took the lead in the 2nd quarter on a 6-yard touchdown rush by Roy Bell, converted by Dave Cutler. Saskatchewan quarterback Ron Lancaster connected with running back Bobby Thompson for a 26-yard touchdown, converted by Mr. Berg, to take a 10-7 lead, but Edmonton came back with a 6-yard touchdown pass from Tom Wilkinson to Calvin Harrell with 1:10 remaining until halftime. Mr. Cutler converted and, after a 21-yard interception return by Larry Highbaugh to the Saskatchewan 35-yard line, kicked a 42-yard field goal with 29 seconds remaining to give the Eskimos a 17-10 halftime lead. Mr. Cutler kicked a 29-yard field goal at 7:34 of the 3rd quarter and added a convert just 18 seconds later when Edmonton defensive back Dick Dupuis intercepted a pass from Mr. Lancaster and returned it 38 yards for a touchdown. Mr. Lancaster brought the Roughriders back and completed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Rhett Dawson with 1:38 remaining in the 3rd quarter. Mr. Berg converted to make the score 27-17. In the 4th quarter, Lorne Richardson intercepted a pass from Mr. Wilkinson and Mr. Berg kicked a 34-yard field goal at 1:26 to make the score 27-20. Edmonton defensive back John Farlinger made an interception, leading to a 27-yard FG by Mr. Cutler at 6:47 to make the score 30-20. Saskatchewan's Lawrie Skolrood recovered a fumble by Edmonton punt returner Dave Campbell at the Eskimos' 33-yard line, but Edmonton linebacker Rob McLaren intercepted a pass on the next play and returned it 44 yards. Mr. Cutler missed a 35-yard field goal attempr, scoring a single to make the score 31-20 with 3:25 remaining. Mr. Lancaster drove the Roughriders downfield and threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Alan Ford on a third-down gamble with 1:02 remaining in regulation time; Mr. Berg's convert closed the scoring. Tom Campana attempted a short kickoff for Saskatchewan, but Edmonton's Tyrone Walls recovered the ball, and Mr. Wilkinson was able to run out the clock. Mr. Lancaster completed 18 of 38 passes for 257 yards, while Mr. Wilkinson was 16 for 27 for 191 yards. Mr. Thompson rushed 11 times for 59 yards and caught 5 passes for 39, while the Edmonton defense limited Saskatchewan fullback George Reed, the CFL's rushing leader, to 39 yards on 9 carries.

Hockey
WHA
Minnesota 7 @ Quebec 1
New England 6 @ Michigan 1
Toronto 3 @ Winnipeg 1
San Diego 4 @ Houston 3
Indianapolis 1 @ Edmonton 2

30 years ago
1984


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): I Just Called To Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder (2nd week at #1)

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

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Purple Rain--Prince and the Revolution (3rd week at #1)

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

#1 single in the U.K.: I Feel for You--Chaka Khan (2nd week at #1)

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

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Purple Rain--Prince and the Revolution (2nd week at #1)
2 Wake Me Up Before You Go Go--Wham!
3 Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)--Billy Ocean
4 I Just Called to Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder
5 I Feel for You--Chaka Khan
6 Blue Jean--David Bowie
7 Strut--Sheena Easton
8 Out of Touch by Daryl Hall John Oates
9 Better Be Good to Me--Tina Turner
10 Hard Habit to Break--Chicago

Singles entering the chart were Like a Virgin by Madonna (#44); Jamie by Ray Parker, Jr. (#59); You're the Inspiration by Chicago (#65); Bruce by Rick Springfield (#78); Ti Amo by Laura Branigan (#84); Taxi Dancing by Rick Springfield and Randy Crawford (#86); Sunshine in the Shade by the Fixx (#87); Tenderness by General Public (#88); Amnesia by Shalamar (#89); and Solid by Ashford and Simpson (#90).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Wake Me Up Before You Go Go--Wham! (2nd week at #1)
2 I Just Called to Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder
3 Purple Rain--Prince and the Revolution
4 The Glamorous Life--Sheila E.
5 Hard Habit to Break--Chicago
6 Missing You--John Waite
7 Dynamite--Jermaine Jackson
8 Lucky Star--Madonna
9 The War Song--Culture Club
10 Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)--Billy Ocean

Singles entering the chart were Sex Crime (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Eurythmics (#87); I Do Wanna Know by REO Speedwagon (#90); Hot for Teacher by Van Halen (#91); Understanding by Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band (#96); and The Belle of St. Mark by Sheila E. (#99). Sex Crime (Nineteen Eighty-Four) was from the movie Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984).

Football
CFL
The Athletes in Action Grey Cup breakfast was held at the Convention Inn in Edmonton. This blogger was in attendance and helped with the setup. The Grey Cup parade took place downtown in the afternoon, and I was able to meet several of the participants, including Miss Montreal Concorde, Terry Girouart, which was one of my goals for Grey Cup week.

CIAU
Atlantic Bowl
Queen’s 17 Mount Allison 29 @ Halifax

WIFL-OUAA Vanier Cup Semi-Final
Calgary 7 @ Guelph 12

The Mounties forced 9 turnovers and scored touchdowns off the last 2 during the last 3 minutes as they upset the Golden Gaels. Scott Cameron scored on a 10-yard fumble return, converted by Terry Baker, at 12:12 of the fourth quarter. Mr. Baker scored a single on the subsequent kickoff, and Queen’s fumbled on their next possession. Peter Hess ran for a Mount Allison touchdown 2 plays later; Mr. Baker converted and added a single with less than 30 seconds remaining.

Darrell Skuse ran 15 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter as the Gryphons upset the defending Vanier Cup champion Dinosaurs before 8,511 fans at University of Guelph Stadium. Tim Quirke converted Mr. Skuse’s touchdown and added a 40-yard field goal and 2 singles off missed field goals. Brian DeMug kicked 2 field goals in the second quarter and a single off a missed field goal in the third quarter. The Guelph defense stopped the Calgary offense twice on third-down gambles in the final 7 minutes of play to preserve the win.

25 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Right Here Waiting--Richard Marx (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Lambada--Kaoma (9th week at #1)

Protest
Police used clubs, tear gas, and dogs to break up a demonstration by more than 15,000 university students in Prague. The event is considered by many to have been the beginning of the "Velvet Revolution" which resulted in the downfall of Czechoslovakia’s Communist government.

Politics and government
Members of the United States Senate voted themselves an increase in salary from $89,500 per year to $98,400 in 1990.

20 years ago
1994


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

Crime
Francisco Duran, who had fired at least 27 rounds at the White House from a semiautomatic assault rifle in October, was indicted for attempting to assassinate U.S. President Bill Clinton, and was charged with 10 other counts. Mr. Duran's co-workers in Colorado told investigators that Mr. Duran had planned to "take out" the president.

Scandal
Canadian Defence Minister David Collenette announced a public inquiry into the alleged Department of National Defence coverup of brutality by Canadian peacekeepers in Somalia.

10 years ago
2004


Died on this date
Aleksandr Ragulin, 63
. Soviet hockey player. Mr. Ragulin, a defenseman, played with CSKA Moscow (Central Red Army) from 1962-1973 and was a member of the Soviet national team, playing with 10 world championship teams and Winter Olympic gold medal teams in 1964, 1968, and 1972. At the time of the U.S.S.R.'s eight-game series against the National Hockey League team representing Canada in 1972, Mr. Ragulin was the U.S.S.R.'s best-known player. He was inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame in 1997.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

November 16, 2014

125 years ago
1889


Born on this date
George S. Kaufman
. U.S. playwright and director. Mr. Kaufman wrote hit plays on Broadway from the early 1920s through the 1950s. He collaborated with Morrie Ryskind and Ira Gershwin to write Of Thee I Sing (1931), and with Moss Hart to write You Can't Take it With You (1936), which won Pulitzer Prizes for Drama in 1932 and 1937, respectively. Mr. Kaufman won a Tony Award for Best Director for Guys and Dolls (1950). He died on June 2, 1961 at the age of 71.

Transportation
The Oahu Railway and Land Company (OR&L) began operating on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.

120 years ago
1894


Journalism
The Daily Racing Form, a tabloid giving bettors reliable information on projected odds for all horse races in the United States, was published for the first time in Chicago by Frank Brunell.

110 years ago
1904


Technology
English engineer John Ambrose Fleming received a patent for the thermionic valve (vacuum tube).

100 years ago
1914


Economics and finance
The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States officially opened.

70 years ago
1944


War
The U.S. 1st and 9th Armies launched Operation Queen, a main offensive in Germany and France as an air bombardment prepared the way, levelling Dueren, Eschweller, and Juelich. Two German divisions in the process of shifting positions were severely hit. Japanese troops in China captured the walled city of Ishan in the province of Kwangsi. British African troops captured Kalemyo and joined Indian soldeirs who had fought over the Chin Hills from Tiddim, Burma. Australian Minister to the United States Sir Frederic Eggleston announced that Australian troops would clear islands bypassed in the main Allied offensive in the Pacific theatre.

Diplomacy
Radio reports from Brussels announced that Allied forces would support the new Belgian government of Prime Minister Hubert Pierlot.

Economics and finance
U.S. War Mobilization Director James Byrnes warned that unless mapower shortages were remedied in war-producing areas, he would be forced to suspend authorization for new civilian production.

Labour
The White House announced that U.S. National War Labor Board Chairman William Davis and members George Taylor and Dr. Frank Graham would not press their resignations, which had been rejected by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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 Second Stain

50 years ago
1964


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

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Ain't That Loving You Baby--Elvis Presley
2 Last Kiss--J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers
3 Leader of the Pack--The Shangri-Las
4 Unless You Care--Terry Black
5 Time is on My Side--The Rolling Stones
6 I'm Crying--The Animals
7 I'm Into Something Good--Herman's Hermits
8 Have I the Right?--The Honeycombs
9 Come a Little Bit Closer--Jay and the Americans
10 Baby Love--The Supremes

Singles entering the chart were Needle in a Haystack by the Velvelettes (#27); Reach Out for Me by Dionne Warwick (#29); Big Man in Town by the 4 Seasons (#31); As Tears Go By by Marianne Faithfull (#33); Slaughter on Tenth Avenue by the Ventures (#34); Sidewalk Surfin' by Jan & Dean (#35); Ringo by Lorne Greene (#38); Mountain of Love by Johnny Rivers (#39); and Little Marie by Chuck Berry (#40).

On television tonight
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, on NBC
Tonight's episode: Lonely Place, starring Teresa Wright, Pat Buttram, and Bruce Dern

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): Kung Fu Fighting--Carl Douglas (6th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Gonna Make You a Star--David Essex

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Whatever Gets You Thru the Night--John Lennon with the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band

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

Singles entering the chart were Only You by Ringo Starr (#64); Without Love by Aretha Franklin (#84); Sunshine Roses by Gene Cotton (#91); Mandy by Barry Manilow (#93); The Heartbreak Kid by Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (#95); Lady Lay by Wayne Newton (#96); I Belong to You by Love Unlimited (#97); and Careful Man by John Edwards (#100). Mandy, the first charted single for Mr. Manilow, had originally been performed by Scott English in 1972 under the title Brandy.

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet--Bachman-Turner Overdrive (2nd week at #1)
2 Whatever Gets You Thru the Night--John Lennon with the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band
3 Life is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me)--Reunion
4 The Bitch is Back--Elton John
5 After the Goldrush--Prelude
6 My Melody of Love--Bobby Vinton
7 Tin Man--America
8 I Honestly Love You--Olivia Newton-John
9 You Haven't Done Nothin'--Stevie Wonder
10 Jazzman--Carole King

Singles entering the chart were Junior's Farm by Paul McCartney & Wings (#82); One Man Woman/One Woman Man by Paul Anka with Odia Coates (#83); The Last Farewell by Roger Whittaker (#85); Light of Love by Ginette Reno (#88); Don't Let Me Down by the Hollies (#90); Carousel Man by Cher (#93); Sally Can't Dance by Lou Reed (#94); Good Feeling (To Know) by Octavian (#96); You're My First, My Last, My Everything by Barry White (#97); Touch Me by Fancy (#98); Ride 'Em Cowboy by Paul Davis (#99); and Boogie On Reggae Woman by Stevie Wonder (#100).

Calgary's top 10
1 You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet--Bachman-Turner Overdrive (4th week at #1)
2 So You are a Star--The Hudson Brothers
3 Can't Get Enough--Bad Company
4 Tin Man--America
5 Carrie's Gone--J.C. Stone
6 Jazzman--Carole King
7 Pencil Thin Mustache--Jimmy Buffett
8 Whatever Gets You Thru the Night--John Lennon with the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band
9 It's Only Rock and Roll (But I Like It)--Rolling Stones
10 Steppin' Out (Gonna Boogie Tonight)--Tony Orlando and Dawn
Pick hit of the week: Traveling Shoes--Elvin Bishop

30 years ago
1984


Space
The five-member crew aboard the U.S. space shuttle Discovery landed at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, concluding mission STS-51-A.

Football
CFL
Valerie Legate, Miss Edmonton Eskimo, was crowned Miss Grey Cup 1984 in a vote for the host city. Terry Girouart, Miss Montreal Concorde, who should have won Miss Grey Cup, was voted Miss Congeniality.

25 years ago
1989


Abominations
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that a fetus had no right to life under common law, the Quebec Civil Code or the Quebec Charter, following injunctions brought under the Barbara Dodd and Chantal Daigle cases.

War
Six Jesuit priests as well as a cook and her daughter were shot to death by uniformed gunmen at Jose Simeon Canas University of Central America in San Salvador.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_UCA_scholars

Politics and government
Members of the United States House of Representatives voted themselves an increase in salary from $89,500 per year to $124,400 per year by 1991.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported the merchandise trade deficit for September at $7.94 billion, the lowest since 1984.

Disasters
A tornado struck East Coldenham Elementary School outside Newburgh, New York, and knocked down a wall in the cafeteria. 9 students wre killed and 16 injured.

Repairs were completed on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, which had been damaged in the October 17 earthquake.

20 years ago
1994


Died on this date
Chet Powers, 57
. U.S. musician. Mr. Powers, who often performed under the pseudonym Dino Valenti and sometimes wrote songs under the name Jesse Oris Farrow, was a member of the rock group Quicksilver Messenger Service in the 1960s. He was best known for writing the song Get Together, which became a major hit for the Youngbloods in 1969.

Economics and finance
The United States Labor Department reported that the consumer price index had risen only 0.1% in October.

10 years ago
2004


Politics and government
U.S. President George W. Bush nominated National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice to replace General Colin Powell as Secretary of State.