Friday, 30 October 2009

October 31, 2009

130 years ago
1879

Died on this date
Clark Brown, 21
. Canadian murderer. Mr. Brown was publicly hanged in Cornwall, Ontario for the September 2 murder of his 68-year-old father Robert and 12-year-old sister Addie.

60 years ago
1949


Football
WIFU
Calgary (13-1) 11 @ Edmonton (4-10) 1

Ken Sluman’s single accounted for the Eskimos’ only point as they suffered their sixth loss in as many games against the Stampeders in 1949. The game was worth only 1 point in the standings.

50 years ago
1959

Hit parade

#1 single in the U.K.: Travellin’ Light--Cliff Richard (3 weeks at #1)

Calgary's top 10 (CFAC)
1 Mack the Knife--Bobby Darin
2 Mr. Blue--The Fleetwoods
3 Put Your Head on My Shoulder--Paul Anka
4 ('Til) I Kissed You--The Everly Brothers
5 Teen Beat--Sandy Nelson
6 Sleep Walk--Santo and Johnny
7 Battle Hymn of the Republic--The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
8 Morgen--Ivo Robic
9 In the Mood--Ernie Fields
10 Torquay--The Fireballs
Pick hit of the week: Hound Dog Man--Fabian
Audience picks: Mack the Knife--Bobby Darin
The Three Bells--The Browns
Put Your Head on My Shoulder--Paul Anka
Lonely Street--Andy Williams
Just Ask Your Heart--Frankie Avalon

Teen Beat, Sleep Walk, In the Mood, and Torquay were instrumentals. Hound Dog Man was the title song of a movie in which Fabian starred.

Football
CFL
IRFU
Hamilton (10-4) 14 @ Montreal (6-8) 15
Ottawa (8-6) 31 @ Toronto (4-10) 21

WIFU
Semi-Finals: Game 1 (Two-game total points series)
Edmonton 20 @ British Columbia 8

Two interceptions late in the game paved the way for a dramatic Montreal comeback on a muddy field at Molson Stadium. Milt Campbell intercepted a Bernie Faloney pass, which was followed by a 67-yard pass from Sam Etcheverry to Tom Moran to the Hamilton 3-yard line. Mr. Etcheverry carried for a touchdown, converted by Bill Bewley, to tie the game at 14. Wes Gideon then intercepted another pass from Mr. Faloney; Mr. Etcheverry drove the Alouettes to the 1-yard line, from where he punted for the game-winning single on the last play. The win, before a crowd of 21,817, clinched the third and final playoff spot in the IRFU.

Dave Thelen carried 20 times for 99 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Rough Riders. He finished the season with 1,339 yards rushing, surpassing Pat Abbruzzi’s previous IRFU record of 1,248 from 1955. Ron Stewart and Ted Smale also scored touchdowns for Ottawa, while Gary Schreider contributed 4 converts and a field goal. Al Dorow, Al Schlosser, and Ron Stover scored Toronto’s touchdowns. Cookie Gilchrist, the IRFU scoring champion, added 2 converts and a single. 19,465 fans at CNE Stadium saw the Argonauts finish out of the playoffs for the fourth straight season and the sixth time in the last seven years.

A then-record playoff crowd of 33,993 showed up at Empire Stadium in Vancouver to see the Lions play their first playoff game ever. After a scoreless first quarter, the Lions got on the scoreboard first on a short touchdown run by Don Vicic, converted by Vic Kristopaitis. The Eskimos, playing what head coach Eagle Keys called their best game of the season, eventually took control. Rookie Howie Schumm was a surprise star, rushing 5 times for 46 yards and a touchdown. Normie Kwong carried 10 times for 73 yards, while Johnny Bright rushed 17 times for 61 yards and a touchdown. The other Edmonton touchdown came on a pass from Jackie Parker to Jim Letcavits. Mr. Parker added 2 converts. Hal Sparrow’s punt single provided the Lions with their other point. The Edmonton defense did a good job of shutting down the B.C. running game, holding By Bailey to 40 yards on 11 carries and Willie Fleming to 36 on 8 carries.

Canadian university
Alberta (4-2) 33 @ Saskatchewan (0-5) 6

Ross Christensen led the Golden Bears with 2 touchdowns, with other Alberta majors being scored by Pierre Turgeon, Bill Dunnigan, and Ross Walker. Maury Van Vliet added 2 converts and a single. Ken Tidsbury scored the Huskies’ touchdown on a 41-yard rush in the fourth quarter. Alberta led 19-0 after the first quarter.

40 years ago
1969

Hit parade

Edmonton’s top 10
1 Suspicious Minds--Elvis Presley
2 Ruben James--Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
3 Which Way You Goin’, Billy?--The Poppy Family
4 Something/Come Together--The Beatles
5 Echo Park--Keith Barbour
6 Sugar, Sugar--The Archies
7 Take a Letter, Maria--R.B. Greaves
8 Try a Little Kindness--Glen Campbell
9 You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’--Dionne Warwick
10 Baby It’s You--Smith

On the radio
A Book at Bedtime, on BBC 4
Tonight's episode: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Part 10, read by Nigel Stock

Diplomacy
U.S. President Richard Nixon delivered a policy speech on Latin America in which he said he would loosen restrictions on U.S. aid to Latin nations, treating all equally, regardless of whether their governments were democratic or dictatorial. He also stressed that the U.S. would be receptive to suggestions from the Latin Americans to give them a greater say in American aid programs.

Crime
U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Raphael Minichiello, a decorated Vietnam veteran who had escaped custody the previous day while en route to a court martial at Camp Pendleton, California to face a charge of breaking into the post exchange, hijacked a Trans World Airlines Boeing 707 at gunpoint on a flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles and forced the crew to fly him to Rome. In the course of the 6,900-mile flight, the plane made refuelling stops at Denver, New York, Bangor, and Shannon, Ireland while frustrated police and FBI agents stood by. The drama began at 4:42 A.M. when LC Minichiello ordered pilot Donald Cook to divert his flight to Denver, and permitted 39 passengers and 3 stewardesses to debark. With three remaining crew members as hostages, the flight continued to New York’s Kennedy Airport. FBI agents tried to board, but gave up after the skyjacker fired his rifle into the roof of the cockpit and threatened to shoot spectators unless they moved away. He permitted two overseas pilots to board, and the plane finally landed at Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Airport after almost 20 hours. The Italian-born Marine then took off into the countryside at the wheel of a police car with airport police chief Pietro Guli as a hostage. He was captured a few hours later.

Colonel Robert B. Rheault, 43, the former Green Beret commander in Vietnam who had been charged with the murder of a South Vietnamese double agent but had never been tried on the charge, retired from the U.S. Army, apparently bitter and unsure of his future.

30 years ago
1979

Hockey

NHL
Hartford 4 @ Toronto 2

Dave Keon, playing his first NHL game at Maple Leaf Gardens since the Maple Leafs let him go in 1975, scored his first 2 goals of the season to lead the Whalers to victory.

25 years ago
1984


Died on this date
Indira Gandhi, 66
. Prime Minister of India, 1966-1977; 1980-1984. Mrs. Gandhi was shot to death by two of her bodyguards, reported to be Sikhs, as she walked from her residence through a garden to an interview with actor Peter Ustinov. She was succeeded as Prime Minister by her 40-year-old son Rajiv.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the nation’s trade deficit had grown to $12.6 billion in September, the second-largest monthly total on record.

20 years ago
1989


On television tonight
The Wonder Years, on ABC
Tonight’s episode: Mom Wars

Diplomacy
U.S. President George Bush said that he and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev would hold an informal summit on ships in the Mediterranean Sea on December 2-3.

Politics and government
The Hungarian National Assembly voted to conduct a national referendum on how to choose a president.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that its leading economic indicators had risen 0.2% in September.

10 years ago
1999

Died on this date
Greg Moore, 24
. Canadian auto racing driver. A native of New Westminster, British Columbia and resident of Maple Ridge, Mr. Moore began racing in the Indy Lights circuit in 1993. He won 3 races in 1994 and then won 10 of 12 races and the Indy Lights championship in 1995 after joining the Player’s Forsythe team. Mr. Moore graduated to the Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) circuit in 1996, finishing 9th in the overall standings, with a best finish of second at Nazareth. In 1997 he won at Milwaukee and Belle Isle, becoming the youngest driver to that time to win a CART race. In 1998 he won at Rio de Janeiro and passed Jimmy Vasser on the last lap to win the U.S. 500 at Michigan in a very exciting race that featured more than 60 lead changes. Mr. Moore won the season-opening race at Homestead, Florida in 1999, but lacked a competitive enough engine to compete for the championship. The Marlboro 500 at California Speedway in Fontana was due to be Mr. Moore’s final race with the Player’s Forsythe team; he had signed to join Penske Racing for 2000, as legendary owner Roger Penske believed that Mr. Moore possessed the ability to win a championship if he had the proper equipment. Early in the race, Richie Hearn skidded off the track at the exit of turn 2 and crashed into the wall, but walked away. Mr. Moore had started in 20th position, but after only about 10 laps of green flag racing, he had already passed 10 cars, and was enjoying the race. He then went off the track, possibly as a result of a gust of wind, at the same spot as Mr. Hearn a few laps earlier. Mr. Moore’s car flipped several times before finally hitting the infield wall upside-down at high speed. The g-forces on Mr. Moore’s body were the highest ever recorded in a CART race. He suffered serious head, neck, brain, and internal injuries, and was finally extricated from the car and flown by helicopter to Loma Linda University Medical Center. Attempts to revive Mr. Moore were unsuccessful, and he died about 45 minutes after the crash, while the race continued. The Player’s Forsythe team called their other driver, Patrick Carpentier, into the pits and retired him for the rest of the day. Adrian Fernandez won the race. Helio Castroneves took Mr. Moore’s place with Penske Racing and has enjoyed a successful career ever since. Greg Moore was posthumously inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in 2000. He was this blogger’s favourite driver, and a lot of the enjoyment of watching the races left with him.

World events
The last 900 Indonesian soldiers left the former Indonesian territory of East Timor early in the day. East Timorese in the capital city of Dili, moving about freely as part of a "non-self-governing territory" under United Nations occupation, participated in a Roman Catholic procession.

Politics and government
The November 8 issue of Time magazine hit the streets, which contained an article revealing that U.S. Vice-President Al Gore had paid feminist author Naomi Wolf $15,000 per month (later reduced to $5,000 per month) to offer campaign advice. She had told him that he needed to be perceived as an "alpha male," or leader of the pack.

Disasters
All 217 people aboard an EgyptAir jetliner bound for Cairo were killed when the plane plunged 33,000 feet in two minutes, crashing into the Atlantic Ocean off Nantucket Island. Experts later speculated that the plane was deliberately crashed by the co-pilot.

Auto racing
Adrian Fernandez won the final CART race of the season, the Marlboro 500 at California Speedway in Fontana. Greg Moore was fatally injured early in the race, making this at least the second CART race that Mr. Fernandez had won during which a driver had been killed. At Toronto in 1996, rookie Jeff Krosnoff was killed instantly in a horrific crash on the second-last lap while Mr. Fernandez was on his way to his first career victory. That race was immediately red-flagged.

Football
CFL
Montreal (11-6) 24 @ Calgary (12-5) 31

On a cold, windy, and occasionally snowy Sunday afternoon at McMahon Stadium, the Stampeders scored 17 points with the wind behind them in the fourth quarter to defeat the Alouettes and keep their hopes alive of finishing first in the West Division. Backup quarterback Mike McCoy threw 2 touchdown passes to Allen Pitts to give the Stampeders a 28-24 lead, and Mark McLoughlin extended the lead with a 46-yard field goal with just under 5 minutes remaining. Calgary led 14-13 at halftime, but the Stampeders were outscored 11-0 in the third quarter when Montreal had the wind advantage. Kelvin Anderson, who was held to 42 yards on 15 carries, rushed 2 yards for a Calgary touchdown and caught a 23-yard pass from starting quarterback Dave Dickenson for another. Vince Danielsen led Calgary’s receivers with 7 catches for 149 yards. Montreal quarterback Tracy Ham rushed 1 yard for a touchdown in the second quarter and connected with Jock Climie for a 5-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter. The Calgary defense held Mike Pringle to 64 yards on 19 carries. 28,250 were in attendance.

October 30, 2009

475 years ago
1534

Religion

The English parliament passed the Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the Church of England.

100 years ago
1909



Football

ORFU
(Toronto) Parkdale Canoe Club (2-1) 6 Toronto Amateur Athletic Club (2-1) 10

90 years ago
1919

Football
ARU

The Edmonton Canucks disbanded for the season two days before they were scheduled to play the Calgary Canucks at Hillhurst Park in Calgary.

70 years ago
1939


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

60 years ago
1949


Football
IRFU
Hamilton (0-11) 18 @ Montreal (7-4) 29

NFL
Philadelphia (5-1) 38 @ Pittsburgh (4-2) 38
New York Giants (4-2) 41 @ Chicago Cardinals (2-4) 38
Washington (2-3-1) 14 @ New York Bulldogs (0-5-1) 14
Chicago Bears (3-3) 24 @ Los Angeles (6-0) 27
Detroit (1-5) 14 @ Green Bay (2-4) 16

50 years ago
1959


On television tonight
The Twilight Zone, on CBS
Tonight’s episode: Walking Distance, starring Gig Young

This early episode, in which Mr. Young plays a 36-year-old man who takes a side trip to his old home town and finds himself transported 25 years back in time, gets my vote as the best of the entire series. I think Bernard Herrmann’s score is the best music ever written for a single television episode. The music was frequently reused in later Twilight Zone episodes and can be heard in various episodes of The Fugitive.

40 years ago
1969


On the radio
A Book at Bedtime, on BBC 4
Tonight's episode: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Part 9, read by Nigel Stock

War
After 40 sessions, Paris peace talks to end the Vietnam War were still stalled when chief U.S. negotiator Henry Cabot Lodge tried to get the talks moving by proposing secret talks. The Communists flatly turned down the proposal, calling for direct negotiations between the U.S.A. and Viet Cong.

Defense
It was reported that a secret 1966 U.S. Army memorandum revealed the existence of more than 20,000 bullets containing fatal disease toxins. Knowledgeable sources said that the bullets, stockpiled at Pine Bluff Arsenal in Arkansas, could logically be used by the Army for only one purpose--assassination.

Politics
Standing next to Vice-President Spiro Agnew at a White House reception, U.S. President Richard Nixon said that Mr. Agnew "has done a great job for this administration." Mr. Agnew then spoke of "the need for self-discipline of the adult community."

Academia
The first major disruption on the campus of Vassar in its 108-year history occurred when 35 Negro female students seized control of the school’s administration offices and presented a list of separatist demands, including a department of black studies and separate dormitories for 200 Negro students. The protesters, most of them full scholarship students, were aided by 10 Negro youths, who guarded the main entrance.

Exploration
Announcing "the most ambitious underwater exploration program ever attempted," the U.S. Interior Department said that scientists would start living for several months below the ocean’s surface off St. John in the Virgin Islands in the spring of 1970.

Science
The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Murray Gell-Mann of the United States for his work "concerning the classification of elementary particles and their interactions."

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Derek Barton of the U.K. and Odd Hassel of Norway for their work concerning the conformation--or shape--of molecules.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (12-3) 18 @ British Columbia (5-11) 7

Ron Lancaster completed a 65-yard pass to Hugh Campbell for one Saskatchewan touchdown, while backup quarterback Bubba Wyche completed just 1 of 7 passes, but his completion was a short pass to Bobby Thompson, who broke it for an 85-yard touchdown. The Lions failed to score a touchdown, getting only a field goal and 2 singles from Ted Gerela, as well as a safety touch. 32,340 showed up at Empire Stadium to see if their team could clinch a playoff spot after starting the season with 10 losses in their first 11 games. Instead, B.C.’s 4-game winning streak was snapped, and they had to hope that the Roughriders would win in Edmonton 3 days later to prevent the Eskimos from capturing the Western Football Conference’s third and final playoff spot.

30 years ago
1979


Hockey
NHL
St. Louis 2 Edmonton 1

25 years ago
1984


Died on this date
Jerzy Popieluszko, 37. Polish clergyman. A Roman Catholic priest who spoke out against Poland’s Communist government and in support of the Solidarity trade union movement, Father Popieluszko’s body was found 11 days after he’d been kidnapped, allegedly by three members of Poland’s secret police, led by a police captain in the Interior Ministry.

20 years ago
1989


Protest
300,000 East Germans in Leipzig demonstrated in Leipzig on behalf of political reform. It was the second such demonstration there within a week.

10 years ago
1999


Died on this date
Max Patkin, 79
. U.S. baseball clown. Mr. Patkin, the "Clown Prince of Baseball," was a minor league pitcher in the 1940s whose antics caught the eye of Cleveland Indians' owner Bill Veeck, who hired him as a "coach" to boost attendance. When the Indians began to attract crowds without needing Mr. Patkin, Mr. Veeck got him started with minor league clubs, where he spent most of the rest of his life as a travelling entertainer. I met Mr. Patkin when he performed for the Edmonton Trappers in 1981, and I have one of his autographed baseball cards. His style of humour was dated, to put it mildly, but he was a very nice man, and I was sad to hear of his passing.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (3-14) 21 @ Edmonton (6-11) 34
Hamilton (10-7) 21 @ British Columbia (12-5) 26

Sean Millington rushed 29 times for 225 yards and 3 touchdowns to lead the Eskimos past the Roughriders before a Commonwealth Stadium crowd of 33,850 on a sunny Saturday afternoon. Mr. Millington’s rushing total was exactly half of his total for the season, and broke Normie Kwong’s team single-game record of 192 yards from 1955. Edmonton quarterback Kevin Mason completed 11 of 17 passes for 149 yards and a touchdown to Ed Hervey. Reggie Jones caught 3 passes for 99 yards for the Roughriders, including a 65-yard touchdown reception from Steve Sarkisian. Ricky Whittle carried 14 times for 41 yards and ran 1 yard for the other Saskatchewan touchdown. The win kept the Eskimos’ playoff hopes alive; a win in Toronto or a Winnipeg loss in Montreal the following week would put the Eskimos into the playoffs for the 28th consecutive season. For the Roughriders, the loss was their eighth in a row.

B.C. quarterback Damon Allen rushed 11 times for 65 yards and completed 16 of 24 passes for 189 yards and 2 touchdowns to lead the Lions over the Tiger-Cats in front of just 18,817 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver. Rocky Henry and Don Blair were on the receiving end of Mr. Allen’s touchdown passes. The Lions’ other touchdown was scored by linebacker Rafael Robinson, who blocked a punt in the third quarter and returned it 11 yards. Ronald Williams led the Hamilton offense with 12 carries for 144 yards and touchdown runs of 1 and 65 yards; he also caught 2 passes for 23 yards. The Tiger-Cats hurt their own cause with 4 lost fumbles. Hamilton defensive end Joe Montford was ejected just 7 minutes into the game when he appeared to try to kick one of the Lions during a melee on the field that involved several players.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

October 29, 2009

120 years ago
1889

Baseball

World Series
Brooklyn Bridegrooms 2 @ New York Giants 3 (New York won best-of-eleven series 6-3)

The Giants gave up 2 runs in the top of the 1st inning but came back with single runs in the 1st, 6th, and 7th to edge the Bridegrooms before 3,067 fans at the Polo Grounds as the National League champions beat the American Association champions in the series for the first time since 1884. Jim Slattery scored the winning run all the way from second base when Brooklyn catcher Doc Bushing missed a 2-out third-strike pitch. Hank O’Day gave up 4 hits in going the distance for the win. Adonis Terry took the loss, his third of the series and second in a many days.

90 years ago
1919

Football

ARU
Calgary Canucks (3-0) 11 Calgary Tigers (1-2) 1

The game at Hillhurst Park had originally been scheduled for October 25, but had been postponed because of snow.

80 years ago
1929

Economics and finance

The New York Times stated that "the investor who purchases securities at this time with the discrimination that is always a condition of prudent investing may do so with utmost confidence." Instead, the bottom fell out of the stock market. On a day that became infamous as "Black Tuesday," the final quotation on the tapes of the stock tickers read, "TOTAL SALES TODAY 16,383,700. GOOD NIGHT." The sales, with rapidly declining prices, represented a loss in share value on the New York Stock Exchange alone of about $10 billion, twice the amount of currency in circulation in the United States at the time. The Day the Bubble Burst by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan-Witts, published in 1979, is an entertaining popular history of the crash and the events leading up to it. The book was made into a made-for-television movie in 1982.

Movies
New York Mayor Jimmy Walker said, "I appeal to movie exhibitors to show pictures that will reinstate courage and hope in the hearts of the people."

60 years ago
1949

Football

IRFU
Toronto (5-6) 24 @ Ottawa (10-1) 30

WIFU
Winnipeg (2-12) 1 @ Saskatchewan (9-5) 15
Edmonton (4-9) 0 @ Calgary (12-1) 27

Both of these games were worth just 1 point in the standings.

ORFU
Windsor (4-7) 5 @ Hamilton (8-2) 29
Sarnia (8-3) 18 @ Toronto (1-10) 10

50 years ago
1959


Baseball
The Nankai Hawks completed a 4-game sweep of the Yomiuri Giants to win the Japanese World Series.

40 years ago
1969


On the radio
A Book at Bedtime, on BBC 4
Tonight's episode: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Part 8, read by Nigel Stock

Society
In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court of the United States ordered an end to all school segregation "at once." In the case of 33 Mississippi school districts, the court’s decision replaced the Supreme Court’s 14-year-old doctrine of "all deliberate speed" and dismissed the contention that providing a continuing education should take precedence over enforcing norms of social justice. It was the first major decision handed down by the Court since Warren Burger had become Chief Justice earlier in the year. The administration of President Richard Nixon, which had opposed immediate integration, promised to enforce the ruling.

Environment
Invoking its power to set water quality standards for a state for the first time, the U.S. government ordered Iowa to stop dumping raw sewage into the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers by December 31, 1973.

Labour
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 389-4 in favour of tough new measures designed to improve safety for coal miners. The Senate had already passed a similarly strong bill. Some of the required measures had been recommended for 100 years.

Crime
Judge Julius Hoffman ordered Bobby Seale, chairman of the Black Panthers and one of the Chicago Eight on trial for conspiracy to incite to riot, chained and gagged after Mr. Seale jumped up and shouted insults at him in the courtroom.

30 years ago
1979


Baseball
Willie Mays accepted an offer to work as a greeter at Bally’s Casino in Atlantic City Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn barred Mr. Mays from his part-time coaching position with the New York Mets and from any other association with major league baseball as long as he was associated with an enterprise that had ties to gambling.

25 years ago
1984


Oil
All members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) except Nigeria approved the previous day’s recommendation to cut production of oil to prevent prices from falling further.

Medicine
"Baby Fae," the 15-day-old girl who had received a baboon’s heart in an operation in California three days earlier, was removed from the critical list. Dr. Leonard Bailey, head of the team that had performed the operation at Loma Linda University Medical Center, responded to criticism of the operation on ethical grounds by saying that a human heart had not been sought, and that "our entire research endeavour has been aimed" at transplanting animal hearts into humans.

20 years ago
1989


Football
CFL
Toronto (7-10) 14 @ Hamilton (11-6) 45
Ottawa (3-14) 18 @ Winnipeg (7-10) 14
Saskatchewan (9-8) 34 @ Calgary (10-7) 19

Hamilton slotback Rocky DiPietro caught 5 passes for 73 yards to move past Tommy-Joe Coffey for first place on the CFL’s career list for pass receptions. The catches gave him a total of 652, 2 more than Mr. Coffey had when he retired in 1973. 17,428 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium (not to mention TV viewers across Canada) had to sit through a lengthy interruption of the game while Mr. DiPietro was honoured. Tony Champion caught 4 passes for 165 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Tiger-Cats. His first score came on a 35-yard pass from quarterback Todd Dillon, while his second major came on an 83-yard pass from running back Derrick McAdoo. Mr. McAdoo carried 18 times for 80 yards and a touchdown of his own. Stephen Jordan returned an interception 77 yards for the other Hamilton major. Paul Osbaldiston scored 21 points on 4 converts, 5 field goals, and 2 singles. Toronto’s touchdowns came 1:20 apart in the second quarter: Rick Johnson threw a 3-yard pass to Brian Bedford, and then Ryan Hanson recovered a blocked punt in the end zone. Gill Fenerty led the Argos with 14 carries for 108 yards.

Ottawa receiver Cornelius Redick caught 2 touchdown passes to lead the Rough Riders to their only road win of the season and their first since winning at Winnipeg Stadium the previous year. Ken Hobart, playing quarterback for Ottawa in place of injured Damon Allen, completed just 4 of 19 passes for 136 yards, but one of his completions was for 75 yards and a touchdown to Mr. Redick in the second quarter. Mr. Redick’s other score came in the first quarter on a 14-yard pass from slotback Gerald Alphin. Mr. Redick’s touchdown catches were his only receptions of the game. Sean Salisbury, in what turned out to be his last CFL game, started at quarterback for the Blue Bombers, but was pulled in favour of Lee Saltz late in the second quarter after completing 6 of 16 passes for 63 yards. Mr. Saltz was just 6 for 25 for 130 yards, but he managed to complete a 52-yard touchdown pass to Rick House early in the third quarter. The Rough Riders failed to score a point or even complete a pass in the second half, but the Blue Bombers were unable to score any points after Trevor Kennerd’s 47-yard field goal at 12:15 of the third quarter. Mr. Hobart rushed 9 times for 68 yards, while Ottawa fullback David Conrad carried 13 times for 74. 20,541 disenchanted fans at Winnipeg Stadium saw the defending Grey Cup champions stumble to their sixth straight loss.

The Roughriders outscored the Stampeders 17-2 in the fourth quarter in front of a McMahon Stadium crowd of 20,754. Kent Austin, who had earlier completed a touchdown pass to James Ellingson, ran 9 yards for a touchdown at 8:38 of the fourth quarter and then hit Mr. Ellingson for his second touchdown pass of the game with just 1:54 remaining to put the game away. Dave Ridgway added 3 converts, 4 field goals, and a single for Saskatchewan. Calgary quarterback Tom Porras threw touchdown passes to Ray Alexander and Brock Smith, but also gave up 4 interceptions. Mr. Porras was the Stampeders’ leading rusher, with 5 carries for 56 yards. The Roughriders’ win kept their hopes alive for taking second place in the West Division with one week remaining in the regular season.

CIAU
Alberta (5-3) 22 @ Saskatchewan (6-2) 12

The Golden Bears, eliminated from playoff contention by UBC's win over Calgary the day before, rallied with 12 points in the last 2½ minutes to defeat the first-place Huskies at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon. In a game that saw Alberta punt 16 times and Sakatchewan punt 12 times, the Huskies led 5-1 after 3 quarters on a field goal by Mike Lazecki and a safety touch, while Alberta had a single by Steve Kasowski. In the fourth quarter, a 45-yard field goal by Mr. Kasowski and a 28-yard touchdown pass from Mike Kolodnicki to Darryl Szafranski, converted by Mr. Kasowski, was countered by a Saskatchewan touchdown on a 34-yard pass from backup quarterback Todd Baker to Dan Farthing, converted by Mr. Lazecki. Mr. Kasowski put the Golden Bears on top 13-12 with 2 late singles, and followed with a field goal in the last minute. Mr. Baker threw his fourth interception of the game with less than 30 seconds remaining, and the Golden Bears finished with a touchdown when safety Trent Brown came into the game as a receive and caught a 35-yard pass from Mr. Kolodnicki with 11 seconds remaining. Mr. Kolodnicki fcompleted 17 of 35 passes for 240 yards. Mr. Farthing led Saskatchewan's attack with 6 receptions for 146 yards. Terry Korte and Todd Matheson each made 2 interceptions for Alberta.

10 years ago
1999


Abominations
The government of Canada agreed to pay $3.6 billion in back pay to thousands of mostly female workers to compensate for wage gaps between men and women. The Federal Court of Canada had upheld a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal order.

Disasters
A devastating cyclone swept through the state of Orissa in eastern India, killing at least 10,000 people and leaving an estimated 1.5 million homeless.

Football
CFL
Toronto (8-9) 13 @ Winnipeg (6-11) 18

Kerwin Bell completed a 94-yard touchdown bomb to Nigel Williams with 36 seconds left in the game to give the Bombers a dramatic come-from-behind-win to keep their playoff hopes alive with one week remaining in the regular season. The winning touchdown pass bounced into Mr. Williams’ hands off Toronto defensive back Alundis Brice. The Argonauts led 13-4 on a touchdown pass from Jay Barker to Andre Kirwan and a convert and 2 field goals by Dan Giancola (including one from 54 yards) until Troy Westwood kicked his second field goal of the game with 3 seconds left in the third quarter to reduce the lead to 13-7. A 10-yard field goal by Mr. Westwood at 6:12 of the fourth quarter made the score 13-10, but Mr. Westwood missed a field goal that would have tied the game, settling for a single with 2:23 remaining to cut the Argonauts’ lead to 13-11. Mr. Barker tried to bring the Argonauts back in the final seconds, but Henry Newby intercepted his pass on the game’s final play, sending 27,043 fans at Winnipeg Stadium home happy. Mr. Williams finished with 8 receptions for 144 yards.

October 28, 2009

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Mona Bernales!

120 years ago
1889

Baseball

The New York Giants scored 9 runs in the first 2 innings and cruised to a 16-7 win over the Brooklyn Bridegrooms to take a 5 games to 3 lead in their championship series. The Bridegrooms scored 5 runs in the last 2 innings, but it wasn’t nearly enough. Ed "Cannonball" Crane went the distance for his fourth win of the series, while Adonis Terry took his second loss. Each team made 4 errors.

110 years ago
1899

Football

ORFU
Toronto (2-2) 12 @ Hamilton (0-4) 0

90 years ago
1919


Society
The United States Congress overrode President Woodrow Wilson’s veto and passed the Volstead Act providing for enforcement of the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution, ratified nine months earlier. Known as the Prohibition Amendment, it prohibited the "manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors" in the United States. Neither drinking nor buying liquor was prohibited.

80 years ago
1929


Economics and finance
On what became known as "Black Monday," a flood of selling continued on the New York Stock Exchange.

70 years ago
1939


Football
IRFU
Toronto (3-1) 13 @ Ottawa (3-1) 8
Montreal (0-4) 0 @ Hamilton (2-2) 5

WIFU
Regina (6-6) 0 @ Winnipeg (10-2) 16

Fritz Hanson scored 2 touchdowns and Bill Nairn added 2 converts and a field goal as the Blue Bombers blanked the Roughriders before 4,000 fans at Osborne Stadium.

50 years ago
1959


Football
ORFU
Sarnia (7-4) 50 @ London (7-4) 17

J.B. Smith scored 3 of Sarnia’s 7 touchdowns as the Golden Bears clinched first place at Labatt Park. Other Sarnia touchdowns were scored by Gene Cook, Fran Rogel, Chuck Stanley, and Ed Vernes. Mr. Vernes converted 4 of the touchdowns and added a field goal and single. London coach Al Bruno scored both of the Lords’ touchdowns; Earl Kaiser converted both and added a field goal.

40 years ago
1969


On the radio
A Book at Bedtime, on BBC 4
Tonight's episode: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Part 7, read by Nigel Stock

Politics and government
Prime Minister Golda Meir’s Labour party retained power in Israeli parliamentary elections. Teddy Kollek was re-elected mayor of Jerusalem in an election marked by an unexpectedly heavy turnout of Arab voters in the former Jordanian section of the city.

War
U.S. Senator J.W. Fulbright emerged from a closed session of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and asserted that the United States was conducting a secret war in Laos without the knowledge or consent of Congress.

Environment
The California Department of Agriculture ordered the state’s farmers to stop using DDT and another similar pesticide on 47 crops and on livestock. State officials estimated that the ban would cut the use of the chemicals there by 50%.

Labour
The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that General Electric’s widely-publicized "take it or leave it" approach to bargaining was a violation of the National Labor Relations Act’s mandate to bargain in "good faith."

30 years ago
1979


Diplomacy
The first Chinese leader to visit Britain, Chairman Hua Kuo-Feng, arrived in London to start a six-day visit.

Football
CFL
Calgary (11-4) 28 @ Toronto (5-10) 12
British Columbia (9-5-1) 12 @ Saskatchewan (2-13) 26
Winnipeg (4-12) 11 @ Edmonton (11-2-2) 19

James Sykes rushed 17 times for 89 yards and a touchdown and Willie Burden carried 17 times for 85 yards and a touchdown as the Stampeders eliminated the Argonauts from playoff contention in front of an Exhibition Stadium crowd of 36,226. Ken Johnson completed a 20-yard pass to Willie Armstead for the other Calgary touchdown, while Toronto’s only touchdown came on an 8-yard pass from Tony Adams to Terry Metcalf.

Frank Dark intercepted a Joe Paopao pass and returned it 102 yards for a touchdown late in the first quarter to help the Roughriders to their win before a happy crowd of 28,012 at Taylor Field in Regina. Saskatchewan’s only offensive touchdown was scored by Joey Walters in the fourth quarter on a 9-yard pass from Danny Sanders. Reg Boudreau converted both and added 4 field goals. B.C.’s only touchdown came in the fourth quarter on an 87-yard pass from Mike Nott to Jim Young. It was the longest play of Mr. Young’s 13-year CFL career, and it came in his second-last regular season game.

Tom Wilkinson completed an 11-yard touchdown pass to Waddell Smith early in the first quarter and Dave Cutler kicked 3 field goals as the Eskimos did their best to put 42,778 fans at Commonwealth Stadium to sleep on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Dave Cutler converted and added 3 field goals and a single. The only Winnipeg touchdown was also scored in the first quarter on a 10-yard pass from Dieter Brock to Walt Passaglia. Bernie Ruoff converted and added a field goal and single in what turned out to be his last game as a Blue Bomber. It was the last game of the decade for the Blue Bombers, and among the players who ended their careers in this game was offensive tackle Charlie Turner, who spent 8 of his CFL seasons with the Eskimos. On the other hand, it was the first CFL game for Winnipeg defensive back Charles Williams. Carl Crennell, recently acquired from the Montreal Alouettes, played his first game as an Eskimo at linebacker. For backup Edmonton offensive lineman Leo Blanchard, it was the first game of a 13-year CFL career.

Hockey
NHL
Quebec 5 Montreal 4

25 years ago
1984


Oil
An OPEC committee drew up a recommendation that the 13-member organization cut oil production to prevent prices from falling further. Nigeria was a holdout, refusing to cut production or raise its discounted prices.

Football
CFL
Montreal (6-9-1) 29 @ Ottawa (4-12) 24
Saskatchewan (6-9-1) 7 @ Edmonton (9-7) 52

Turner Gill completed 19 of 34 passes for 324 yards and a touchdown to Nick Arakgi to lead the Concordes to victory. Mr. Gill also rushed for a touchdown and handed off to Dwaine Wilson for another major score. Tim McCray carried 13 times for 72 yards and a touchdown for the Rough Riders, while Skip Walker, who had missed most of the season with injuries after leading the CFL in rushing in 1982 and 1983, was held to 20 yards on 8 carries, but scored the second Ottawa touchdown. Keith Baker caught 6 passes for 138 yards in a losing cause, and participated in the game’s most exciting play. When Don Sweet kicked off after Mr. Arakgi’s touchdown late in the second quarter, Reuben Eckels fielded the ball and ran 3 yards before handing off to Mr. Baker on a reverse. Mr. Baker then ran 8 yards before lateralling to Dwight Edwards, who raced another 89 yards to the Concordes’ 7-yard line. The Rough Riders were forced to settle for a Dean Dorsey field goal after the 100-yard kickoff return. 17,162 fans at Lansdowne Park saw the Rough Riders suffer their 11th loss in their last 12 games. For George Brancato it marked the end of the line after 11 years as Ottawa’s head coach.

The crowd at Commonwealth Stadium was announced as 42,644, but only about 22,500 actually showed up to see Eskimo quarterback Kevin Ingram make his first CFL start. This blogger was in attendance, and it was one of the coldest games I’ve ever been to. I spent much of the second half in the men’s room trying to warm up while the Roughriders had the ball, coming out to take a peek when the Eskimos gained possession. Mr. Ingram left with a leg injury in the third quarter, but not before leading the Eskimos to a 38-1 lead. The Edmonton rookie completed 7 of 12 passes for 136 yards and rushed 6 times for 48 yards and 2 touchdowns. Neil Lumsden and Milson Jones each rushed for an Edmonton touchdown, and Jeff Treftlin returned a Paul Hickie punt 75 yards for another score. Brian Kelly needed 2 touchdown receptions to beat the single-season CFL record that had just been tied by B.C.’s Merv Fernandez the previous week, and it looked as though he would be denied when he was stopped at the Saskatchewan 3-yard line after a 48-yard gain on a pass from Mr. Ingram in the third quarter. When Johnny Evans came in to play quarterback after Mr. Ingram got hurt, he connected with Mr. Kelly for a 61-yard touchdown at 5:01 of the fourth quarter to tie the record, and then hit him with an 85-yard bomb at 7:34 to give Mr. Kelly his 18th touchdown of the season. Mr. Kelly finished the game with 4 catches for 209 yards. For Mr. Evans, the touchdown bombs to Mr. Kelly were the last passes he threw in his football career. Edmonton amassed 490 yards in net offense, including 208 yards rushing. Mr. Ingram and Mr. Evans combined to throw just 16 passes, completing 9. It was the last game for Saskatchewan head coach Reuben Berry and general manager John Herrera, who were both fired shortly after.

20 years ago
1989


Diplomacy
A two-day summit in San Jose, Costa Rica of leaders of Western Hemisphere countries concluded. U.S. President George Bush referred to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega as a "little man," and as "an animal at a garden party."

Protest
10,000 people gathered in Wenceslas Square in Prague to observe the 71st anniversary of the founding of the republic of Czechoslovakia. The demonstration was broken up by club-swinging police.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (15-2) 25 @ British Columbia (6-11) 19

Blake Marshall scored 2 touchdowns on short runs and Jerry Kauric kicked 2 converts, 3 field goals, and 2 singles as the Eskimos became the first CFL team to win 15 games in a season. Reggie Taylor led Edmonton’s ground game with 84 yards on 14 carries, while Tom Richards caught 6 passes for 135 yards and Craig Ellis caught 6 for 94. B.C. quarterback Matt Dunigan completed just 14 of 38 passes for 165 yards and 3 interceptions. Mr. Dunigan ran 1 yard for a B.C. touchdown in the second quarter, and completed a 5-yard touchdown pass to Eric Streater with 14 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to draw the Lions to within a touchdown of the Eskimos. 27,115 were in attendance at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver.

CIAU
St. Mary’s (7-0) 50 Mount Allison (0-7) 6
Acadia (5-2) 28 St. Francis Xavier (2-5) 8
Calgary (4-4) 24 @ British Columbia (5-3) 34

Playoffs
Ontario semi-finals
Waterloo 7 @ Western Ontario 49
Guelph 13 @ Toronto 14

Ontario-Quebec semi-finals
McGill 17 @ Queen’s 33
Concordia 17 @ Ottawa 36

Doug Lynch completed 21 of 35 passes for 399 yards and 4 touchdowns to lead the Thunderbirds past the Dinosaurs at Thunderbird Stadium in Vancouver. With the win, B.C. clinched the WIFL’s second and last playoff spot, eliminating Alberta from contention.

Baseball
The Oakland Athletics jumped out to an 8-0 lead after 5½ innings and held on to defeat the San Francisco Giants 9-6 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco to complete a 4-game sweep of the World Series. Rickey Henderson led off the game with a home run off losing pitcher Don Robinson, and winning pitcher Mike Moore doubled in 2 runs in the 2nd inning. Kevin Mitchell and Greg Litton each hit 2-run homers for the Giants.

10 years ago
1999


Terrorism
Five gunmen in Armenia released members of parliament that they had been holding hostage in Yerevan after negotiations led by President Robert Kocharian. Three of the gunmen were charged in the attack which had begun the day before and had resulted in the assassination of Prime Minister Vazgen Sarkissian and the deaths of seven others. 40 hostages were released.

October 27, 2009

75 years ago
1934


Football
IRFU
Montreal (2-1-1) 18 @ Ottawa (1-3) 15
Toronto (1-2-1) 3 @ Hamilton (2-0-2) 3

70 years ago
1939


Football
WIFU
The Edmonton Eskimos, suffering financially, disbanded the day before they were to end the season at Clarke Stadium with a game against the Calgary Bronks. The Eskimos were fourth and last in the Western Interprovincial Football Union with a 3-8 record. The team was revived in 1941, but an attempt to schedule a playoff game with the WIFU fell through, and Edmonton didn’t play another game of senior football until the franchise was revived for good in 1949.

40 years ago
1969


On the radio
A Book at Bedtime, on BBC 4
Tonight's episode: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Part 6, read by Nigel Stock

Defense
As part of its effort to reduce spending, the Pentagon announced that it would "consolidate, reduce, realign, or close" 307 U.S. military bases and activities at home and abroad. The action would save about $609 million per year.

Labour
A nationwide strike across the U.S.A. by 13 unions representing General Electric workers began and was reported by union leaders to be almost 100% effective.

Law
Rev. James Groppi, the militant civil rights priest jailed for leading a demonstration while on probation, was ordered set free by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall until the Court decided on his case.

Disasters
An earthquake destroyed about 80% of the buildings in the Yugoslav town of Banja Luka. 9 were known dead, 400 injured, and 60,000 left homeless, but casualties were relatively few because two earlier quakes had sent most of Banja Luka’s residents into the open.

A Mexican bus plunged into a ravine near Hurtusco, killing 10 and injuring 50.

Religion
Pope Paul VI, speaking at the closing session of the Roman Catholic Synod of Bishops in Rome, made a virtual commitment to grant the major requests of the bishops for a broader, more permanent, and more effective participation in the governing processes of the Church.

Economics and finance
The first Nobel Prize in Economic Science was awarded jointly to Dr. Ragnar Frisch of Norway and Dr. Jan Tinbergen of the Netherlands. They were honoured for the development of mathematical models for analyzing economic activity.

30 years ago
1979

Hit parade

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Rise--Herb Alpert (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Rev. Charles Coughlin, 88
. U.S. religious and media figure. Rev. Coughlin, a Roman Catholic priest whose parish was the Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak, Michigan, began broadcasting his messages on the CBS radio network in 1928. His messages increasingly included political content and were often denounced as anti-Semitic. CBS took him off the air, but Father Coughlin set up his own network, and a national poll in 1934 ranked him as second only to President Franklin D. Roosevelt as the most popular man in the United States. Father Coughlin’s messages became more extreme, and his ecclesiastical superiors forced him off the air in 1940. Father Coughlin continued to expound his views from the pulpit until his retirement in 1966.

Weather
It was 50 F. in Edmonton.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (7-6-2) 8 @ Montreal (10-4-1) 24

David Green rushed 29 times for 153 yards and a touchdown for the Alouettes. Montreal quarterback Joe Barnes ran for a touchdown and completed a 58-yard pass to Keith Baker for another touchdown, while Don Sweet converted all 3 and added a field goal. Ottawa’s only touchdown was scored by Jeff Avery on a 53-yard pass from Jimmy Jones. The Rough Riders picked up just 7 first downs and 197 yards in net offense. 47,368 were in attendance at Olympic Stadium.

CIAU
Mount Allison (1-6) 6 @ St. Francis Xavier (5-2) 69
Acadia (6-1) 32 @ St. Mary’s (4-3) 7
Prince Edward Island (1-6) 26 @ New Brunswick (4-3) 53
Saskatchewan (2-6) 7 @ Manitoba (4-4) 30
Alberta (5-3) 27 @ British Columbia (5-3) 10

Playoffs
Ontario-Quebec quarter-finals
McGill 22 @ Ottawa 19
Carleton 5 @ Queen’s 25
Windsor 17 @ Wilfrid Laurier 31
Toronto 15 @ Western Ontario 28

Barry Safiniuk rushed for 3 touchdowns, bringing his season total to 12, in Manitoba’s win at Pan-Am Stadium in Winnipeg.

Barry Kokotilo returned a fumble 107 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter to help the Golden Bears clinch first in the WIFL for the first time in 7 years. A Trevor Kennerd field goal and Rick Paulitsch touchdown, converted by Mr. Kennerd, had given Alberta a 10-0 lead after the first quarter at Thunderbird Stadium in Vancouver. B.C. quarterback Greg Clarkson drove the Thunderbirds to the Alberta 5-yard line, but Rick Negrin fumbled on a second down and 2 yards to go, and Mr. Kokotilo took it back to make the score 17-0 after Mr. Kennerd’s convert. Mr. Paulitsch scored his second touchdown of the game with 7 seconds left in the first half to give the Golden Bears a 24-0 lead after the convert. The Thunderbirds scored a touchdown on an 18-yard pass from Mr. Clarkson to Chris Davies, and picked up a 2-point convert when Alberta defensive back Gord Syme was called for pass interference on a pass intended for Evan Jones. Mr. Syme made 2 interceptions in the game, his fifth and sixth of the season. Pieter Vanden Bos carried 18 times for 115 yards for B.C.

25 years ago
1984


Football
CFL
Hamilton (6-9-1) 25 @ Toronto (9-6-1) 20
Winnipeg (11-4-1) 3 @ British Columbia (12-3-1) 20

Johnny Shepherd rushed 13 yards for a touchdown with 1:42 remaining to give the Tiger-Cats their third straight win, clinching second place in the East Division. The winning score came just over 2 minutes after Joe Barnes had completed a 10-yard touchdown pass to Terry Greer to give the Argonauts a 20-18 lead. A key play in the game occurred in the second quarter when Toronto running back Walter Bender, playing his first CFL game, was stopped by Hamilton defensive back Paul Bennett on third down at the Hamilton 1-yard line. Mr. Benderr was held to 19 yards on 6 carries, but picked up 78 yards on 6 pass receptions, including a 28-yard touchdown pass from Condredge Holloway. Steve Stapler scored Hamilton’s first touchdown on an 18-yard pass from Dieter Brock, while Mark Bragagnolo ran 1 yard for the other Tiger-Cat major. Mr. Brock completed 26 of 46 passes for 349 yards. 32,578 were at Exhibition Stadium.

Tim Cowan threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Ron Robinson and Don Taylor rushed 1 yard for a touchdown as the Lions clinched first place in the West Division in front of a B.C. Place Stadium sellout crowd of 59,421. The Lions forced 6 turnovers, including 4 interceptions. Mr. Cowan threw 3 interceptions of his own. CFL rushing champion Willard Reaves was held to 33 yards on 12 carries.

CIAU
St. Francis Xavier (4-3) 18 Acadia (5-2) 3
Mount Allison (5-2) 25 St. Mary’s (0-7) 18
Bishop’s (5-2) 0 @ McGill (4-3) 22
Queen’s (5-2) 27 @ Carleton (4-3) 24
McMaster (7-0) 32 Guelph (4-3) 21
Windsor (2-5) 35 Toronto (2-5) 9
Wilfrid Laurier (2-5) 26 Waterloo (1-6) 11
York (5-2) 27 @ Western Ontario (5-2) 35
Calgary (6-1) 29 @ Saskatchewan (3-3) 12

Figure skating
15-year-old Midori Ito of Japan upset Tiffany Chin of the United States to win the Ladies Singles event at Skate Canada ‘84 in Victoria.

20 years ago
1989

Diplomacy

On the first day of a two-day summit of leaders of Western Hemisphere countries in San Jose, Costa Rica, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said he would end his regime’s unilateral cease-fire against Contra rebels. He claimed that the Contras had repeatedly violated the truce, leaving more than 3,000 Nicaraguans dead, wounded, or missing.

World events
Several prominent dissidents in Czechoslovakia were placed under detention.

Baseball
10 days after the third game of the World Series had been delayed by an earthquake, the series resumed at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The Oakland Athletics hit 5 home runs as they outslugged the San Francisco Giants 13-7 to take a 3 games to 0 lead in the series. Dave Henderson hit 2 of the Athletics’ home runs, with others coming from Jose Canseco (a 3-run shot), Tony Phillips, and Carney Lansford. Matt Williams and Bill Bathe hit home runs for the Giants. The 7 homers set a World Series record for a single game. Mr. Bathe’s home run, a 3-run blow, came when he was sent into the game as a pinch hitter in the 9th inning, and capped a 4-run rally. Dave Stewart pitched 7 innings to earn his second win of the series.

10 years ago
1999

Died on this date
Vazgen Sarkissian, 40
. Prime Minister of Armenia. Mr. Sarkissian was a Communist politician who was in charge of Armenia’s defense from 1992-1999, and had his own private army on the side, known as the Yerkrapah (Defenders of the Homeland). Mr. Sarkissian, who had become Prime Minister on June 11, was killed along with parliament speaker and former Communist leader Karen Demirchyan and several other politicians when gunmen led by journalist Nairi Hunanyan took over the parliament building in Yerevan. The other parliament members were held as hostages until the next day.

Baseball
Roger Clemens gave up just 4 hits in 7 2/3 innings as the New York Yankees defeated the Atlanta Braves 4-1 at Yankee Stadium to complete a 4-game sweep and win their second straight World Series. Mariano Rivera, who was voted the Series’ Most Valuable Player, picked up his second save. The Yankees scored 3 runs in the 3rd inning, and finished the scoring in the 8th with a solo home run by Jim Leyritz.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

October 26, 2009

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Sweta!

120 years ago
1889


Football
ORFU
Toronto 2 @ Ottawa College 17

This was the second in a series of challenges to the title held by Ottawa College.

Baseball
The New York Giants scored 8 runs in the 2nd inning and held on for an 11-7 win over the Brooklyn Bridegrooms to take a 4 games to 3 lead in their championship series. Jim O’Rourke started the big inning with a double and finished it with a home run. The Bridegrooms, down 9-0 after 2 innings, came back with 4 in the 3rd and 3 in the 5th to cut the lead to 9-7 in front of 3,312 fans at the Polo Grounds in New York. Denny Richardson also hit a home run for the Giants.

90 years ago
1919


Law
New York Supreme Court Justice Robert Wagner ruled in favour of the New York Yankees and made permanent the team's temporary restraining order against the American League. Mr. Wagner was persuaded that AL president Ban Johnson had acted incorrectly in banning Carl Mays two days after the pitcher was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Yankees. Mr. Johnson sent telegrams to all the owners except Boston's Harry Frazee telling them not to negotiate for Mr. Mays.

80 years ago
1929


Economics and finance
See News from 1930.

Football
ORFU
Camp Borden (0-5) 0 @ Toronto (4-0) 14
Hamilton (2-2) 10 @ University of Toronto II (0-4) 9 (OT)
Windsor (2-2) 0 @ Sarnia (4-0) 16
Twin Cities (3-2) 12 @ St. Michael's College (2-2) 0

ARU
Calgary 17 @ Edmonton (0-5) 7

Phil Horne scored the Eskimos’ touchdown, converted by Elwyn Jones. Eck Duggan added a single.

Canadian university
Alberta (1-2) 15 @ Manitoba 9

U.S. university
Yale Coach Mal Stevens inserted 5-foot-6-inch, 144-pound quarterback Albie Booth while trailing 13-0 to Army at the Yale Bowl in Connecticut. Mr. Booth became an overnight sensation by scoring every point in a 21-13 upset by running for two touchdowns, making a 65-yard punt return for another, and kicking all three extra points.

60 years ago
1949

On the radio

The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Ben Wright and Eric Snowden, on ABC

Baseball
The San Francisco Seals of the Pacific Coast League concluded a tour of the Orient that included 5 games in Japan, one of which drew 100,000 spectators.

50 years ago
1959

Hit parade

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Mack the Knife--Bobby Darin (4th week at #1)

Space
The U.S.S.R. revealed the first pictures of the far side of the moon. The photographs had been taken by the Soviet probe Lunik III three weeks earlier and transmitted by radio to Earth.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (1-15) 37 @ Winnipeg (12-4) 30

Despite outscoring the Blue Bombers, CFL Commissioner Sydney Halter forfeited the game to the Blue Bombers because the Roughriders used coach Frank Tripucka as a quarterback, although he hadn’t been on the team’s final list of American players at the October 1 deadline, and was therefore ineligible to play. The Blue Bombers, like the Edmonton Eskimos two days earlier, had voiced no objections to having Mr. Tripucka play. He played very well on this night, completing 17 of 26 passes for 208 yards and a touchdown to Ferd Burket. Mr. Burket also rushed 27 times for 108 yards and 4 touchdowns for Saskatchewan, while Reg Whitehouse added 4 converts and a field goal. Ernie Pitts caught 2 touchdown passes for Winnipeg, giving him 16 for the season, breaking the record of 14 set by Saskatchewan’s Jack Hill the previous year. Kenny Ploen threw one of the touchdown passes to Mr. Pitts, while halfback Leo Lewis threw the other. Mr. Ploen also completed a touchdown pass to Carver Shannon. Gerry James rushed for the other Winnipeg touchdown and added 3 converts and a field goal.

ORFU
Sarnia @ London, rescheduled from October 24, was postponed again to October 28.

40 years ago
1969


Music
Little Richard, Bo Diddley, and Albert Collins put on a concert at McMahon Stadium in Calgary before the University of Calgary Dinosaurs’ football game. Those who wished to brave the cold weather could pay $2 for the 1 P.M. concert. Only 764 showed up for the game.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (7-5-1) 9 @ Montreal (2-9-2) 25
British Columbia (5-10) 22 @ Winnipeg (3-11-1) 3

Hamilton quarterback John Eckman, who had thrown 6 interceptions against the Toronto Argonauts a week earlier, did it again against the Alouettes. Rod Woodward made 3 of the interceptions; the others were by Mike D’Amato, John Baker, and Larry Fairholm. Mr. Baker returned his 58 yards for a touchdown, while Montreal’s offensive touchdowns were scored by quarterback Sonny Wade and running back Dick Smith. Gino Berretta converted all 3 and added a field goal. Mr. Wade completed just 4 of 14 passes for 75 yards. Tommy-Joe Coffey accounted for all the Tiger-Cats’ scoring with 3 field goals. Only 8,590 were in attendance at Autostade.

The Lions rolled up 332 yards rushing on a windy day at Winnipeg Stadium to keep their playoff hopes alive. Jim Evenson rushed for 182 yards--including a 61-yard touchdown--and Charlie Brown added 145. B.C.’s other touchdown came on a pass from quarterback Paul Brothers to Jim Young. Ted Gerela converted both and added 2 field goals and a single. Ken Phillips punted for a single for his first point in the CFL. Pierre Guindon’s field goal was all the scoring the Blue Bombers could muster. Butch Pressley was Winnipeg’s best offensive weapon, carrying 9 times for 53 yards and catching 3 passes for 54. 17,032 fans saw the Blue Bombers get eliminated from playoff contention for the third straight year.

Canadian university
Alberta (3-2) 53 @ Calgary (1-4) 29

Ludwig Daubner rushed 10 times for 138 yards and scored 3 touchdowns for the Golden Bears. John McManus caught 2 touchdown passes and Bill Manchuk 1, while Don Hickey scored the other Alberta major. Mr. Daubner converted 5 of the touchdowns, and the Golden Bears scored 3 safety touches. Jim Dallin added to the Alberta ground game with 10 carries for 129 yards. Calgary quarterback Joe Petrone, who was under constant pressure from Alberta defenders, scored 1 of the Dinosaurs’ touchdowns and added 2 converts and a field goal. Norm Minor scored 2 Calgary touchdowns and Bill Newcomb scored the other. Only 764 were in attendance on a cold Sunday afternoon at McMahon Stadium, some of whom may have come to hear a pre-game concert featuring Little Richard, Bo Diddley, and Albert Collins.

30 years ago
1979

Died on this date

Park Chung Hee, 62. President of South Korea, 1963-1979. Park, who had survived assassination attempts in 1968 and 1974, was "accidentally" shot dead by the chief of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency, Kim Jea Kyu, in an apparent coup attempt. Protests against his authoritarian rule had been increasing in recent weeks. Park had been de facto ruler of South Korea since a military coup in 1961. A civilian government was restored in 1963, with Park narrowly winning the presidential election as candidate of the Democratic Republican Party over incumbent President Yoon Po-son. Park won another narrow victory over Yoon in 1967. In 1971 Park succeeded in getting the Republic of Korea’s constitution amended to allow him to run for a third term as President. He was elected again, this time over Kim Dae-Jung. In 1972 Park used emergency measures left over from the Korean War to dissolve parliament and suspend the constitution, effectively legalizing a dictatorship.

Baseball
Commissioner Bowie Kuhn notified Hall of Famer Willie Mays that if he accepted a position with Bally Manufacturing Corporation‚ owner of several gambling casinos‚ he would have to disassociate himself from major league baseball.

25 years ago
1984


Medicine
The heart of a baboon was implanted in a 15-day-old girl in a five-hour operation performed at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California. Doctors said that the girl, identified as "Baby Fae," was "doing fine," but was still listed in critical condition. Dr. Leonard Bailey headed the team that performed the operation. The girl had been born with a severe heart defect--hydroplastic heart syndrome--with the left side of her heart being much smaller than the right side. As a result, she had almost died. A young baboon was chosen as the donor because, it was reported, a compatible human heart was not available, and doctors expected that the heart would grow with the child.

Football
CIAU
Alberta (6-1) 28 @ British Columbia (3-4) 9

Jeff Funtasz rushed 31 times for 254 yards and 2 touchdowns at Thunderbird Stadium as the Golden Bears eliminated B.C. from playoff contention. Mr. Funtasz ran 3 yards in the second quarter for his first touchdown, and 86 yards in the fourth quarter for his other score. Alberta’s other major score came on an 8-yard pass from Mark Denesiuk to Brad Clark early in the second quarter. Rick Magee converted all 3 and added 2 field goals and a single. Glenn Steele scored the Thunderbirds’ touchdown on a 2-yard run after Frank Cusati had taken over at quarterback for starter Jordan Gagner. Tom Dixon converted and added 2 singles. The Golden Bears’ total of 364 yards rushing included 91 on 8 carries by Tom Richards. Scott Smith led Alberta’s receivers with 4 catches for 76 yards. Alberta amassed 546 yards in net offense to B.C.’s 191.

20 years ago
1989


Disasters
A China Airlines Boeing 737 crashed into a mountain after taking off from Hualien, in eastern Taiwan, killing all 54 people aboard.

10 years ago
1999

Died on this date
Hoyt Axton, 61
. U.S. singer and songwriter. Mr. Axton wrote Joy to the World, which was a huge hit for Three Dog Night in 1971; in fact, it was the biggest hit single of the year in the United States. At the same time that Joy to the World was a hit, Steppenwolf was climbing the charts with another of Mr. Axton’s compositions, Snow Blind Friend. Mr. Axton hit the top 10 again as a songwriter in 1975 with Ringo Starr’s recording of No No Song. Mr. Axton played a sleazy evangelist in an episode of the television comedy series WKRP in Cincinnati, and later did television commercials for an Alberta car dealership.

Politics and government
Indonesian President Abdurrahman Rahid announced the appointment of a "national unity cabinet" that included a civilian defense minister and excluded anyone identified with past corruption.

Baseball
Chad Curtis’s second home run of the game, leading off the bottom of the 10th inning against Mike Remlinger, gave the New York Yankees a 6-5 win over the Atlanta Braves at Yankee Stadium and a 3 games to 0 lead in the World Series. The Braves were leading 5-1 after 4½ innings, but couldn’t hold it. Tino Martinez hit a home run for the Yankees, and Chuck Knoblauch’s 2-run homer in the 8th tied the game 5-5. Mariano Rivera pitched 2 innings of scoreless relief to get the win.

October 25, 2009

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Sylvia Smith and Grace Padaca!

125 years ago
1884


Football
ORFU
Round 3
Toronto 24 @ Hamilton 4

Baseball
Old Hoss Radbourne pitched his third complete game victory in as many days as the Providence Grays whipped the New York Metropolitans 12-2 at the Polo Grounds in New York, completing a 3-game sweep of their championship series. Jim Becannon took the loss in front of just 300 freezing fans. The Grays had actually clinched the championship with their win in the second game the day before.

120 years ago
1889

Baseball

Monte Ward singled Jim Slattery home with the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning as the New York Giants edged the Brooklyn Bridegrooms 2-1 at the Polo Grounds in New York to even their championship series at 3 games each. Brooklyn pitcher Adonis Terry had been leading 1-0 going into the 9th inning when the Giants tied the game on a single by Mr. Ward, 2 stolen bases, and a single by Roger Connor. Hank O’Day went the distance for the win before 2,556 fans.

100 years ago
1909

Football

ORFU
Toronto Amateur Athletic Club (1-1) 31 @ Peterboro (0-2) 4

90 years ago
1919


Football
IRFU
Ottawa (2-2) 1 @ Hamilton (2-2) 15
Montreal (2-2) 13 @ Toronto (2-2) 6

ORFU
Toronto Capitals (1-1) 6 @ Hamilton Rowing Club (0-2) 5

Intercollegiate
Toronto (2-0) 28 @ Queen's (0-3) 1

ARU
The game between the Calgary Canucks and Calgary Tigers was postponed to October 29 because of snow. The game between the University of Alberta and Edmonton Canucks was cancelled because of snow and was never played.

80 years ago
1929


Economics and finance
See News from 1930

60 years ago
1949

On the radio

Philo Vance, starring Jackson Beck
Tonight's episode: The Deathless Murder Case

On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: The Murderer, starring Jeffery Lynn, John McQuade, and Eileen Heckart

50 years ago
1959


Football
NFL
New York (4-1) 21 @ Pittsburgh (2-3) 16
Washington (2-3) 7 @ Cleveland (3-2) 34
Philadelphia (3-2) 28 @ Chicago Cardinals (1-4) 24
Green Bay (3-2) 21 @ Baltimore (4-1) 38
Chicago Bears (1-4) 17 @ San Francisco (4-1) 20
Detroit (1-4) 17 @ Los Angeles (2-3) 7

40 years ago
1969

Hit parade

#1 single in the U.K.: Sugar, Sugar--The Archies

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I Can’t Get Next to You--The Temptations

Calgary’s top 10
1 Which Way You Goin’, Billy?--The Poppy Family
2 Don’t it Make You Want to Go Home--Joe South and The Believers
3 Sugar on Sunday--The Clique
4 Tracy--The Cuff Links
5 Something--The Beatles
6 Ruben James--Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
7 One Tin Soldier--The Original Caste
8 I’m Gonna Make You Mine--Lou Christie
9 Suspicious Minds--Elvis Presley
10 This Girl is a Woman Now--Gary Puckett and the Union Gap
Pick hit of the week: Try a Little Kindness--Glen Campbell

Football
CFL
Toronto (9-4) 9 @ Ottawa (11-2) 20
Edmonton (5-10) 11 @ Calgary (8-7) 1

Ottawa linebacker Jerry Campbell made 2 interceptions, both of which led to touchdowns, as the Rough Riders clinched first place in the Eastern Football Conference before 27,115 fans at Lansdowne Park. Russ Jackson threw touchdown passes to Margene Adkins and Whit Tucker for the Ottawa touchdowns. Don Sutherin converted both and added 2 field goals. Former Montreal Alouette Andy Walton played his first game as a Rough Rider running back in place of the injured Vic Washington. He played well, carrying 10 times for 53 yards, but he also left with an injury that put him out for the rest of the season. Bill Symons scored the lone Argonaut touchdown.

Calgary had just had its first snow of the season, and only 17,032 showed up at McMahon Stadium on a frigid Saturday night to watch a game that meant nothing in the standings for the Stampeders. The Eskimos needed the win to keep their playoff hopes alive, and Eskimo president Jack Baker visited the team’s dressing room before the game and told the players that they had to win the game to save the franchise. They did, thanks to their defense, which was the best in the league. Neither team was able to score a touchdown, but Edmonton’s offense was able to generate enough yardage along the ground with Jim Thomas and Thermus Butler to provide Dave Cutler with a few field goal opportunities. Mr. Cutler was successful on 3 field goals, and picked up single points on 2 unsuccessful attempts. Former Eskimo Bill Redell quarterbacked the Stampeders, but was unable to generate much of an attack. 21-year-old Cathy Savage was introduced as Miss Calgary Stampeder for 1969.

Canadian university
Manitoba (5-0) 35 @ Saskatchewan (1-4) 7

Mike Shylo scored 3 touchdowns as the Bisons clinched first place in Canada West. Jamie Horne and Graham Kinley scored the other Manitoba touchdowns, all of which were converted by Walt McKee. The Huskies broke the shutout with just 2:42 remaining in the game at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon when quarterback Larry Haylor completed a 31-yard touchdown pass to Gord Garvie, who then converted.

25 years ago
1984


Hit parade
Edmonton's top 30 (CHED)
1 Wake Me Up Before You Go Go--Wham
2 On the Dark Side--John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band
3 Purple Rain--Prince and the Revolution
4 Strut--Sheena Easton
5 Desert Moon--Dennis DeYoung
6 Better Be Good to Me--Tina Turner
7 I Just Called to Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder
8 Blue Jean--David Bowie
9 Lucky Star--Madonna
10 All Through the Night--Cyndi Lauper
11 Out of Touch--Daryl Hall and John Oates
12 Had a Dream (Sleeping with the Enemy)--Roger Hodgson
13 Let's Go Crazy--Prince and the Revolution
14 Who Wears These Shoes?--Elton John
15 What About Me--Kenny Rogers, Kim Carnes and James Ingram
16 No More Lonely Nights--Paul McCartney
17 Cover Me--Bruce Springsteen
18 I'm So Excited--Pointer Sisters
19 The War Song--Culture Club
20 Hard Habit to Break--Chicago
21 Get it While You Can--Gary O
22 Alpahabet Town--Gerry Cott
23 Bob 'Till You Drop--Rick Springfield
24 Drive--The Cars
25 The Wild Boys--Duran Duran
26 Penny lover--Lionel Richie
27 I Can't Hold Back--Survivor
28 Sea of Love--The Honeydrippers
29 Girls with Guns--Tommy Shaw
30 Teacher Teacher--.38 Special

Theatre
Eleusinian Rites, Mysteries, and Drama Soirees provided the entertainment for the Engineers’ Wives Society’s annual dinner at the Royal Glenora Club in Edmonton. Reviews were unanimously positive (although it must be admitted that the audience had been drinking) for material that included the legendary "Deranged Dermatologist" skit, which, for some unknown and baffling reason, failed to make the artists famous.

World events
The European Economic Community announced that it was donating £1.8 million to help combat the famine in Ethiopia.

Terrorism
U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz said that the United States should adopt a policy of responding militarily to future acts of terrorism. He warned that such responses could involve the deaths of American servicemen and innocent civilians.

Economics and finance
The U.S. administration of President Ronald Reagan reported that the federal budget deficit for the 1984 fiscal year was $175.3 billion, $20.1 billion less than the record deficit of the previous year.

Crime
Italian authorities said that three Bulgarians and four Turks would be tried for the 1981 assassination attempt against Pope John Paul II. It was reported that Judge Ilario Martella would also order Mehmet Ali Agca, who had fired at the pope, to stand trial on new charges. Mr. Agca would also be the principal prosecution witness, and his credibility was expected to be challenged by the defense in view of frequent contradictions in his story of what happened. Only three of the accused men were actually in Italian custody. Italian state prosecutor Antonio Albano had stated in June that he doubted that Bulgarians would have become involved in an assassination plot without the approval of the Soviet Union.

20 years ago
1989


Politics and government
With political unrest in Czechoslovakia on the rise, President Ladislav Adamec rejected any dialogue between the government and those "who act for the liquidation of the socialist system...and the Communist Party."

The United States House of Representatives voted 231-191 to override President George Bush’s veto of a spending bill that reinstated funding for Medicaid abortions in cases of rape or incest. Mr. Bush supported federal funding only if the mother’s life were in danger. The vote fell short of the 2/3 required to override the veto, so the veto stood.

Disasters
The U.S. Congress approved an aid package of $4.15 billion for California as a result of the previous week’s earthquake.

10 years ago
1999

Died on this date
Payne Stewart, 42
. U.S. golfer. Mr. Stewart, who was en route to a tournament, and five others died while on board a Learjet from an apparent lack of oxygen. United States Air Force jets shadowed the plane before it ran out of fuel and crashed near Mina, South Dakota. Mr. Stewart, who was known for wearing old-fashioned caps and knickers on the course, had won his second U.S. Open title four months earlier with the longest winning putt in the tournament’s history. In the providence of God, Mr. Stewart had come to know Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour a short time before, so we know that Mr. Stewart is now in His presence.

Politics and government
Newspaper columnist Pat Buchanan, who had been running for the Republican party presidential nomination for the fourth time, resigned from the party and announced that he would seek the Reform party nomination. Mr. Buchanan denounced aid to "deadbeat dictators," "the appeasement of Beijing," and any future U.S. involvement in "territorial, tribal, and ethnic wars."

October 24, 2009

125 years ago
1884

Baseball

Old Hoss Radbourne outduelled Tim Keefe for the second straight day, giving up just 3 hits as the Providence Grays defeated the New York Metropolitans 3-1 to take a 2 games to 0 lead and clinching their post-season championship series. 1,000 were in attendance at the Polo Grounds in New York.

120 years ago
1889

Baseball

The New York Giants pounded Bob Caruthers for 11 hits and 24 bases as they defeated the Brooklyn Bridegrooms 11-3 at Washington Park in Brooklyn to reduce the Bridegrooms’ lead in their championship series to 3 games to 2. Danny Brown, Willard Richardson, and winning pitcher Cannonball Crane hit home runs for the Giants. 2,901 were in attendance.

80 years ago
1929


On the radio
Rudy Vallee went on the air on NBC in American network radio's first variety hour series.

Economics and finance
On "Black Thursday," 12.895 million shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange. A morning of panicky selling was finally quelled after a noon hour conference of banking leaders, and there was a substantial rally in the afternoon.

70 years ago
1939


Popular culture
In Wilmington, Delaware, nylon stockings were sold publicly for the first time.

60 years ago
1949


Football
WIFU
Winnipeg (2-11) 11 @ Calgary (11-1) 22
Saskatchewan (8-5) 29 @ Edmonton (4-8) 11

Chuck Fenenboch and Dimitri Goloubef scored touchdowns for the Eskimos in a losing cause before 5,000 fans at Clarke Stadium. Pat West added a convert.

50 years ago
1959

Hit parade

#1 single in the U.K.: Travellin’ Light--Cliff Richard (2nd week at #1)

Disasters
15-year-old Sherry Bilton of Lethbridge was one of six people killed when a truck slammed into a Canadian Pacific Dayliner train near Parkland, Alberta, about 65 miles south of Calgary. The train was going from Lethbridge to Calgary. The driver of the truck was one of those killed.

Football
CFL
Toronto (4-9) 4 @ Ottawa (7-6) 18
Montreal (5-8) 0 @ Hamilton (10-3) 16
Edmonton (10-6) 20 @ Saskatchewan (1-14) 19
Calgary (8-8) 8 @ British Columbia (9-7) 10

Dave Thelen and Russ Jackson scored touchdowns for Ottawa in front of a Lansdowne Park crowd of 14,698. It was the Rough Riders’ seventh win in their last eight games.

Bernie Faloney threw touchdown passes to Duane Wood and Gerry McDougall as the Tiger-Cats shut out the injury-riddled Alouettes on a muddy field before 15,500 at Civic Stadium.

Jackie Parker kicked a 20-yard field goal on the last play of the game to give the Eskimos the victory over the Roughriders in front of a crowd of 8,000 at Taylor Field in Regina. Mr. Parker scored a touchdown, 2 converts, and 2 field goals. Joe-Bob Smith scored the other Edmonton touchdown on a pass from Don Getty. Mr. Smith also contributed heavily to the Saskatchewan cause, as both Roughrider touchdowns--by Frank Fraser and Bob Golic--were scored on recoveries of fumbles by Mr. Smith. Saskatchewan coach Frank Tripucka was activated to play quarterback for the Roughriders despite being officially ineligible. Under the rules in place at the time, a CFL team had to declare its final list of American players by a certain point in the season. If one of the declared imports became injured, he couldn’t then be replaced by an American player not on the list. The Roughriders had lost starting quarterback Don Allard with a season-ending shoulder separation a week before the game vs. Edmonton, and since the season was a lost cause already, the Roughriders decided to activate Mr. Tripucka in order to demonstrate their displeasure with the rule prohibiting late-season changes to the American part of the roster. Had the Roughriders won this game, the Eskimos would have been declared the winners by forfeit, although they gave the Roughriders permission to use Mr. Tripucka.

31,954 showed up at Empire Stadium in Vancouver to see if the Lions could defeat the Stampeders in the final game of the season for both teams and claim the WIFU’s final playoff spot. Calgary led 8-3 in the fourth quarter when B.C. linebacker Chuck Gavin intercepted a pass by Joe Kapp at the Stampeder 35-yard line. Randy Duncan then threw a touchdown pass to Bill Jessup at 3:52 of the quarter to provide the winning margin as the Lions claimed the first playoff berth in their 6-year history. Calgary’s touchdown came on a 10-yard pass from Mr. Kapp to Don Stone. Doug Brown converted and added a single on a missed field goal. B.C.’s other points came on a field goal and convert by Vic Kristopaitis.

ORFU
Sarnia @ London: postponed to October 26

Canadian university
Saskatchewan 0 @ Alberta (3-2) 24

Basketball
NBA
Wilt Chamberlain scored 43 points in his first NBA game to lead the Philadelphia Warriors to a 118-109 win over the New York Knickerbockers at Madison Square Garden in New York.

40 years ago
1969

Hit parade

Edmonton’s top 10
1 Suspicious Minds--Elvis Presley
2 Ruben James--Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
3 Something/Come Together--The Beatles
4 Sugar, Sugar--The Archies
5 Which Way You Goin’, Billy?--The Poppy Family
6 Tracy--The Cuff Links
7 Don’t it Make You Want to Go Home--Joe South and The Believers
8 You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’--Dionne Warwick
9 Jean--Oliver
10 I’m Gonna Make You Mine--Lou Christie

On the radio
A Book at Bedtime, on BBC 4
Tonight's episode: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Part 5, read by Nigel Stock

War
The United States Command in Saigon reported that American aircraft losses in Vietnam had reached 6,000, representing an estimated cost of $6 billion.

Terrorism
Al Fatah Palestinian guerrillas and leftist groups stepped up pressure on the Lebanese government after clashes between the Lebanon-based guerrillas and government forces in southern Lebanon. Violence in Tripoli, Beirut, and elsewhere killed at least six and wounded dozens of others.

Economics and finance
The Social Democratic government of West Germany under Chancellor Willy Brandt, in its first major act, revalued the West German deutschmark upward to 27.3224 cents, 9.2896% above its previous parity of 25c. The increase, which was greater than expected, followed more than a year of speculation in exchange markets and was expected to reduce West Germany’s huge trade surplus.

30 years ago
1979


Hockey
NHL
Edmonton 2 @ New York Rangers 10

25 years ago
1984


World events
The U.S. administration of President Ronald Reagan announced that it was sending $45 million in wheat and other foodstuffs to private relief organizations for distribution in Ethiopia.

Economics and finance
The United States Labor Department reported that the consumer price index had risen 0.4% in September.

Crime
Four members of a five-member panel investigating the 1983 assassination of opposition leader Benigno Aquino presented a report to President Ferdinand Marcos that found a wider conspiracy than that mentioned in the previous day’s report by the panel’s head, Corazon Agrava. The four panelists mentioned General Fabian Ver, the chief of staff of the armed forces and a close associate off Mr. Marcos as one of the conspirators. Gen. Ver was granted a temporary leave of absence from his duties; President Marcos had said that he would prosecute whomever the panel named.

20 years ago
1989


On television tonight
The Wonder Years, on ABC
Tonight’s episode: Wayne on Wheels

Scandal
Televangelist Jim Bakker, who had been convicted of fraud and conspiracy, was sentenced to 45 years in prison and fined $500,000, with eligibility for parole in 10 years. The sentence was later reduced considerably.

10 years ago
1999


Politics and government
A decade of Peronist rule in Argentina ended when Fernando de la Rua, the mayor of Buenos Aires, won the presidential election, defeating Eduardo Duhalde, Governor of Buenos Aires province and candidate of the populist party of General Juan Domingo Peron, which had been led in recent years by outgoing President Carlos Menem.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (10-6) 42 @ Saskatchewan (3-13) 12
British Columbia (11-5) 1 @ Calgary (11-5) 14

Paul Osbaldiston kicked 4 converts, 3 field goals, and 3 singles for the Tiger-Cats. Ronald Williams rushed 16 times for 99 yards and 2 touchdowns. Danny McManus also rushed for a Hamilton touchdown, while Joe Montford scored the last Hamilton major on a 42-yard fumble return. Saskatchewan’s only touchdown was scored by Reggie Jones on a 27-yard pass from Steve Sarkisian with 1:03 remaining in the game. 18,166 fans at Taylor Field in Regina watched the Roughriders fall to their seventh straight loss.

Duane Forde’s 1-yard touchdown run at 4:19 of the first quarter proved to be enough as the Stampeders limited the Lions to 176 yards in net offense in front of a McMahon Stadium crowd of 31,258. Rock Preston rushed 15 times for 80 yards to lead the Calgary attack.

CIAU
McGill (2-5) 15 @ Laval (5-2) 48

NCAA
Ricky Williams of the University of Texas Longhorns became the leading scorer in Division I-A history when his two touchdowns in the last 2 minutes and 3 seconds of a 30-20 victory over Baylor gave him 428 career points. He broke the record of 416 points set by Roman Anderson of Houston in 1989.

Baseball
The New York Yankees scored 3 runs in the 1st inning and 2 in the 3rd on their way to an easy 7-2 win over the Atlanta Braves at Turenr Field in Atlanta to take a 2 games to 0 lead in the World Series. The Braves scored both their runs in the 9th inning.