Saturday, 8 November 2008

September 25, 2008

70 years ago
1938

On the radio

Mercury Theater on the Air, starring Orson Welles, on CBS
Tonight's episode: The Immortal Sherlock Holmes

This show was based on the play Sherlock Holmes by William Gillette.

September 24, 2008

30 years ago
1978

Football

There were three Canadian Football League games played on this Sunday afternoon. At Taylor Field in Regina, the Ottawa Rough Riders improved their Eastern Football Conference-leading record to 8-2-0 with a 53-18 rout of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, who dropped to 2-9-0. Jerry Tagge completed 34 of 49 passes for 430 yards, but it weasn't enough as his British Columbia Lions fell 32-25 to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Winnipeg Stadium. It was the fifth straight win for the Blue Bombers, who improved to 7-4-0. It was the fifth straight loss for the Lions, who dropped to 3-6-2.

At Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, the Calgary Stampeders outplayed the Edmonton Eskimos, but the Eskimos rallied for 10 late points to escape with a 20-20 tie. A punt return by Joe Hollimon of over 40 yards led to a touchdown pass from Tom Wilkinson to Don Warrington. Dave Cutler converted and added the tying field goal in the last minute, a kick which the Stampeders insisted had gone wide. Earlier in the game, Mr. Cutler had kicked a 55-yard field goal, the CFL's longest in 1978. It was the second tie between the Eskimos and Stampeders that year; the Eskimos' record stood at 8-1-2, while the Stampeders were 4-3-3.

September 23, 2008

40 years ago
1968

On television tonight

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Peter Cushing and Nigel Stock, on BBC 1
Tonight's episode: The Dancing Men

30 years ago
1978

Football

At Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton, the hometown Tiger-Cats improved their record to 3-7-1 with a 17-6 win over the defending Grey Cup champion Montreal Alouettes. With starting quarterback Joe Barnes and backup Gerry Dattilio both injured, the Alouettes started former Tiger-Cat backup Tom Shuman at quarterback. The loss dropped the Alouettes to 6-5-0.

September 22, 2008

Born on this date
Happy birthday, Julie!

40 years ago
1968

Football

Montreal Alouettes (3-4-0) 16 @ Toronto Argonauts (5-3-0) 37

Edmonton Eskimos (4-5-1) 13 @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2-7-0) 25

British Columbia Lions (2-6-1) 12 @ Saskatchewan Roughriders (7-2-1) 16