Married on this date
Happy Anniversary, Lee & Lois Morrow!
90 years ago
Heavy betting was reported on the baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies at Weeghman Park in Chicago, which shifted the odds in favour of the Phillies. Cubs’ owner Bill Veeck withdrew his scheduled starting pitcher, Claude Hendrix, in favour of veteran and former Phillies’ ace Grover Cleveland Alexander and offered Mr. Alexander $500 if he won. The Phillies won 3-0, with Lee Meadows pitching the shutout. Mr. Hendrix, who had made 23 starts for the Cubs during 1920, made none during the rest of the season, and was released after the season was over.
80 years ago
The New York Giants defeated the Boston Braves 4-3 in the first game of a doubleheader before 40,000 fans at the Polo Grounds in New York. Mel Ott of the Giants hit a double in his first at bat in the second game and followed with home runs in each of his next 3 at bats, driving in 6 runs, but it wasn’t enough as the Braves won 14-10. Wally Berger hit 2 home runs for the Braves and George Sisler added another for Boston in the second game.
75 years ago
Vern Kennedy pitched the first no-hitter in the American League in 4 years and the first ever in Comiskey Park as the Chicago White Sox blanked the visiting Cleveland Indians 5-0. Mr. Kennedy was also the batting star, driving in 3 runs in the 6th inning with a bases-loaded triple. He struck out 5, including Joe Vosmik, the AL’s leading hitter, to end the game.
70 years ago
Married on this date
Vince and Marie Lombardi. The head coach of the Washington Redskins died of cancer at the age of 57 on September 3, 1970, just three days after his and Mrs. Lombardi’s 30th anniversary.
60 years ago
Gil Hodges hit a major league record-tying 4 home runs and drove in 9 runs as the Brooklyn Dodgers whipped the Boston Braves 19-3 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. Carl Erskine was the winning pitcher over Warren Spahn.
50 years ago
London (1-0) 39 @ Sarnia (1-1) 20
The Lords took advantage of Sarnia turnovers, making 6 interceptions and recovering 3 fumbled punts. Ron King led the Lords with 2 touchdowns, with other London touchdowns coming from Mike Norcia, Clarence Willis, Sien O’Brien, and Jim Reynolds. Lamar Lee added 3 converts. Ray Sine scored 2 touchdowns for the Golden Bears. Ed Vernes scored the other Sarnia major and added 2 converts. The Lords built up a 27-7 halftime lead in front of 4,500 fans at Norm Perry Park.
40 years ago
On the radio
The Challenge of Space, on Springbok Radio
Tonight’s episode: The Neglected Factor
The Beach Boys’ album Sunflower was released. It was their first album for the Brother/Reprise label, and was one of their best. Notable songs included the singles Add Some Music to Your Day; Slip on Through; Tears in the Morning; and Cool, Cool Water. My favourite track is All I Wanna Do. The British release of the album included Cottonfields, which had been released in North America as their last single on the Capitol label earlier in 1970. Despite the album’s high quality, it didn’t sell well, reaching only #151 on the Billboard chart in the U.S. In the U.K., the album received critical raves.
The U.S. administration of President Richard Nixon made the first public acknowledgement that the U.S. had been shipping arms to Israel during the current Middle East cease-fire.
After six days of deliberation, a Superior Grand Jury in New Haven, Connecticut convicted Black Panther Lonnie McLucas, 24, of conspiracy to murder for his role in the torture death of fellow Black Panther Alex Rackley in May 1969. Mr. McLucas was acquitted of three other charges. He was sentenced to 12-15 years in prison.
General Motors reported the formation of a "public policy committee" to advise the corporation on matters affecting the general public. This was apparently GM’s answer to critics at the previous stockholders’ meeting who had demanded changes in the company concerning issues such as pollution, safety, and mass transportation.
There was no violence reported as most children in southern U.S. states returned to school, 280,000 of them in 200 newly racially-integrated districts.
30 years ago
Economics and finance
Chinese Finance Minister Wang Bingqain announced the launch of a major program to change the country's financial and economic practices. The program emphasized profits and local control in order to promote economic growth.
Giorgio Chinaglia scored seven goals, a North American Soccer League single-game record, in leading the New York Cosmos over the Tulsa Roughnecks 8-1 in the NASL playoff quarterfinals before a crowd of 40,285 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
25 years ago
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 The Power of Love--Huey Lewis and the News (2nd week at #1)
2 St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)--John Parr
3 Freeway of Love--Aretha Franklin
4 Shout--Tears for Fears
5 We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)--Tina Turner
6 Never Surrender--Corey Hart
7 Summer of ‘69--Bryan Adams
8 If You Love Somebody Set Them Free--Sting
9 Don’t Lose My Number--Phil Collins
10 Money for Nothing--Dire Straits
20 years ago
Ken Griffey, Sr. and Jr. became the first father-and-son combination to play as teammates in a major league game. Ken Griffey, Jr. played center field and Ken Griffey, Sr., recently acquired after being waived by the Cincinnati Reds, played left field for the Seattle Mariners as they beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2. They each batted 1 for 4.
10 years ago
Montreal (7-2) 35 @ British Columbia (4-5) 25
Mike Pringle rushed 22 times for 163 yards, including a 43-yard touchdown, and Anthony Calvillo threw touchdown passes to Jock Climie and Ben Cahoon to lead the Alouettes. Terry Baker added 3 converts and 4 field goals for Montreal. Sean Millington and Chuck Levy rushed for B.C. touchdowns and backup quarterback Doug Nussmeier, who relieved starter Damon Allen in the second half, threw a touchdown pass to Darnell Graham. Mr. Climie led all receivers with 113 yards on 6 receptions. 19,621 were in attendance at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver.
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