Thursday, 30 September 2010

September 30, 2010

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Connie LeGrand and Chuck Chandler!

100 years ago
1910

Baseball

Ray Jansen of the St. Louis Browns played his only game in the major leagues, batting 4 for 5 but making 3 errors at third base as the Browns lost 9-1 to the Chicago White Sox.

60 years ago
1950


Hit parade
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Goodnight Irene--Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra and the Weavers (5th week at #1)
--Frank Sinatra
2 Mona Lisa--Nat King Cole
--Victor Young and his Orchestra (Don Cherry, vocal)
--Art Lund
3 Sam’s Song--Gary Crosby and Friend
--Joe "Fingers" Carr and the Carr-Hops
4 Tzena Tzena Tzena--Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra and the Weavers
--Mitch Miller and his Orchestra
--Vic Damone
5 Play a Simple Melody--Gary Crosby and Friend
--Jo Stafford
6 La Vie en Rose--Tony Martin
--Bing Crosby
--Edith Piaf
7 Can Anyone Explain? (No, No, No!)--The Ames Brothers
8 All My Love (Bolero)--Patti Page
--Percy Faith and his Orchestra
--Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians
--Bing Crosby
9 Bonaparte’s Retreat--Kay Starr
--Gene Krupa and Chicago Jazz
10 Count Every Star--Hugo Winterhalter and his Orchestra
--Ray Anthony and his Orchestra
--Dick Haymes and Artie Shaw

Football
IRFU
Toronto (4-2) 5 @ Ottawa (3-3) 15

WIFU
Winnipeg (6-2) 20 @ Calgary (1-8) 0
Saskatchewan (4-4) 9 @ Edmonton (6-3) 6

The Eskimos’ touchdown in their loss to the Roughriders came on a pass from Lindy Berry to Morris Bailey, converted by Annis Stukus. 6,500 were in attendance at Clarke Stadium, approximately the same number as were at Mewata Stadium to see the Blue Bombers blank the Stampeders.

ORFU-SIFL Exhibition
Toronto Balmy Beach (ORFU) 25 @ University of Toronto (SIFL) 12

8,000 attended the game at Varsity Stadium.

Baseball
The Brooklyn Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 before 23,879 fans at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn to move within 1 game of the National League-leading Phillies with 1 game remaining in the regular season. It was the Phillies’ 5th straight loss and 8th in their last 10 games; for the Dodgers, it was their 13th win in their last 16 games. Erv Palica was the winning pitcher, while Bob Miller took the loss. Duke Snider and Roy Campanella hit home runs off Phillies’ relief ace Jim Konstanty.

50 years ago
1960


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: Tell Laura I Love Her--Ricky Valance (2nd week at #1)

On television tonight
The Twilight Zone, on CBS
Tonight’s episode: King Nine Will Not Return, starring Robert Cummings

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (1-8-1) 2 @ Edmonton (9-2) 9

Jackie Parker scored the game’s only touchdown, converted by Tommy-Joe Coffey. Vic Chapman punted for 2 singles to complete the Eskimos’ scoring before 14,997 fans at Clarke Stadium.

Baseball
The New York Yankees edged the Boston Red Sox 6-5 for their 13th straight win. Tony Kubek and Jesse Gonder hit home runs for the Yankees, giving the team an American League record of 192 for a single season.

40 years ago
1970


World events
As part of the deal to secure the release of hostages from jetliners that had been hijacked over western Europe on September 6 and flown to and parked in the Jordanian desert, seven Palestinian guerrillas were freed from European jails. The Jordanian army and Palestinian guerrillas began withdrawing from their positions in Amman.

Society
The U.S. Federal Commission on Obscenity and Pornography, in the formal release of its report, urged the repeal of "Federal, state, and local legislation prohibiting the sale, exhibition or distribution of sexual materials to consenting adults." Based on two years’ research and already criticized by the administration of President Richard Nixon, the report concluded that pornography did not cause crime or sexual deviancy.

Health
Citing injuries to an estimated 120,000 people per year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration moved to require safety glass in prescription eyeglasses and non-prescription sunglasses. It was estimated that only about ¼ of the 100 million prescription glasses now in use met the new standards.

Baseball
Fritz Peterson picked up his 20th win of the season as the New York Yankees edged the Boston Red Sox 4-3. Billy Conigliaro and Luis Alvarado hit home runs for the Red Sox; for Mr. Alvarado it was his first major league home run.

30 years ago
1980


Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the index of leading indicators had risen 1.9% in August, the third monthly rise in a row and a possible indication that the recession was coming to an end.

Baseball
Pedro Guerrero hit a home run to help Fernando Valenzuela win his first major league game as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Francisco Giants 4-1.

The New York Mets edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 before only 1,754 fans at Shea Stadium in New York, the smallest crowd ever for a Mets’ game at Shea Stadium.

20 years ago
1990


World events
Leaders of 70 nations gathered in New York City at the World Summit for Children.

Football
CFL
Calgary (7-5-1) 52 @ Ottawa (4-9) 8
British Columbia (3-9-1) 34 @ Saskatchewan (7-6) 37

Rick Worman completed 17 of 28 passes for 317 yards and 4 touchdowns and rushed for another touchdown as the Stampeders outscored the Rough Riders 49-0 over the last 3 quarters before a Lansdowne Park crowd of 20,035. Mr. Worman’s touchdown passes went to Marshall Toner, Tony Cherry, Dave Sapunjis, and Derrick Crawford. Mr. Cherry also rushed 7 yards for a touchdown. Damon Allen passed 13 yards to Jeff Smith for the only Ottawa touchdown. Mr. Crawford led all receivers with 151 yards on 4 receptions.

Milson Jones rushed 10 times for 114 yards and touchdowns of 4 and 40 yards in the 4th quarter as the Roughriders edged the Lions before 26,176 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Mr. Jones’ 40-yard touchdown run came with just 1:02 remaining in regulation time. It was the third touchdown of the quarter for the Roughriders, who outscored the Lions 20-10 in the 4th quarter. Kent Austin started at quarterback for Saskatchewan and threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Don Narcisse and rushed 1 yard for another major score of his own before leaving with a knee injury. Backup quarterback Jeff Bentrim directed the Roughriders to their 4th-quarter comeback, which included a 19-yard touchdown pass to Mr. Narcisse. Doug Flutie threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Jay Christensen with 5:57 remaining, but failed on a 2-point convert attempt, leaving the Lions ahead 31-30. Lui Passaglia’s second field goal of the game, a 36-yard kick, made the score 34-30 with 1:28 remaining. Joe Paopao started at quarterback for B.C. and rushed 1 yard for a touchdown in the 1st quarter. Centre Jamie Taras scored the Lions’ first touchdown when he recovered a blocked punt in the Saskatchewan end zone. The game’s most exciting score was a 108-yard punt return for a touchdown by Tony Hunter of the Lions with 1:16 remaining in the 2nd quarter. It was the only CFL punt return touchdown for "The Wiz." Ray Alexander of the Lions caught 5 passes for 129 yards, while Ray Elgaard led the Roughriders with 121 yards on 3 receptions.

Baseball
The Chicago White Sox edged the Seattle Mariners 2-1 in the last game at Comiskey Park in Chicago.

Doug Drabek pitched a 3-hitter as the Pittsburgh Pirates blanked the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 to clinch the National League East Division title for the first time in 11 years.

10 years ago
2000


War
Television pictures of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy being gunned down in a crossfire in the Gaza Strip caused an international uproar.

Olympics
Before 98,000 fans in Sydney, Cameroon won its first gold medal ever with a 5-3 victory over Spain in the men’s soccer final.

The U.S.A. defeated Australia 76-54 to win the gold medal in women’s basketball.

Football
CFL
Montreal (9-4) 32 @ Hamilton (8-5-0-2) 16

Anthony Calvillo completed 17 of 27 passes for 273 yards and touchdowns of 63 yards to Ben Cahoon, 24 yards to Tyree Davis, and 21 yards to Jock Climie as the Alouettes won in front of an Ivor Wynne Stadium crowd of 21,212. Danny McManus started at quarterback for the Tiger-Cats but left with a leg injury in the 1st quarter, and was replaced by rookie Billy Dicken, who rushed 1 yard for a touchdown but completed only 4 of 15 passes for 69 yards and 3 interceptions. Hamilton’s third quarterback, Todd Bankhead, entered the game in the 4th quarter and completed 6 of 12 passes for 75 yards. Ronald Williams, who carried 15 times for 78 yards, rushed 1 yard for the Tiger-Cats’ second touchdown. Mike Pringle led the Montreal ground game with 20 carries for 81 yards.

CIAU
Calgary 37 @ Alberta 17

Baseball
The Oakland Athletics scored 9 runs in the 1st inning and 8 in the 7th as they whipped the Texas Rangers 23-2.

The Seattle Mariners beat the Anaheim Angels 21-9 to remain ½ game behind the Oakland Athletics and 1 game ahead of the Cleveland Indians in the American League wild card race.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

September 29, 2010

90 years ago
1920


Baseball
The Cleveland Indians defeated the St. Louis Browns 10-2 as Stan Coveleski earned his 24th win of the season.

Babe Ruth hit his 54th home run of the season as the New York Yankees beat the Philadelphia Athletics 7-2 at Shibe Park in Philadelphia.

75 years ago
1935


Baseball
Jimmie Foxx hit 3 home runs, giving him 37 for the season, as the Philadelphia Athletics defeated the Washington Nationals 11-8. Washington’s Buddy Myer batted 4 for 5 to edge Joe Vosmik of the Cleveland Indians for the American League batting title .349 to .348. Mr. Vosmik batted once as a pinch hitter in the first game of the Indians’ doubleheader and made an out. When he heard that Mr. Myer was having a big game, Mr. Vosmik decided to play in the second game of the doubleheader, and batted 1 for 3. Mr. Foxx finished at .346.

70 years ago
1940


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

Baseball
Johnny Rucker hit a grand slam and drove in 7 runs in 2 consecutive innings as the New York Giants routed the Boston Bees 14-0.

60 years ago
1950


Baseball
Bob Lemon earned his 23rd win of the season as the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 12-2 to clinch the American League pennant for the idle New York Yankees.

The Brooklyn Dodgers swept a doubleheader from the Boston Braves 7-5 and 7-6 to move within 2 games of the Philadelphia Phillies for first place in the National League pennant race with 2 games against the Phillies remaining at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn.

The St. Louis Cardinals named former shortstop Marty Marion as their manager for 1951.

50 years ago
1960


Diplomacy
Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschchev pounded his desk and shouted interruptions at the United Nations General Assembly to show his disapproval of UN intervention in the former Belgian Congo.

40 years ago
1970


World events
The last six hostages, all of them Americans, were freed by their Palestinian captors from three jets that had been sitting in the Jordanian desert since being hijacked over western Europe on September 6. The six were turned over to the International Red Cross in Amman.

Defense
Boarding a ship of the U.S. 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean Sea, where the Soviet fleet had been much in evidence, U.S. President Richard Nixon cancelled a scheduled demonstration of firepower in deference to the death the previous day of Egyptian President Gamal Nasser.

Protest
U.S. Vice-President Spiro Agnew charged that the Presidential Commission on Campus Unrest had indulged in "scapegoating" in appealing to President Nixon for moral leadership.

Baseball
Relief pitcher Ted Abernathy singled home the winning run in the top of the 12th inning as the Kansas City Royals edged the Minnesota Twins 14-13 at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, Minnesota. The Twins led 9-5 after 8 innings, but the Royals scored 6 runs in the top of the 9th and the Twins scored 2 in the bottom of the 9th. The teams combined to use 49 players--27 by the Twins--to set a major league record for a single game. Minnesota shortstop Leo Cardenas had 5 hits and 4 runs batted in.

30 years ago
1980


Medicine
Researchers at the New York Blood Center reported that an experimental vaccine against hepatitis B had been shown to give virtually complete protection against the viral liver infection. The vaccine, manufactured by Merck, Sharpe & Dohme of West Point, Pennsylvania, reduced the incidence of hepatitis B in 92% of a group that took the vaccine. The vaccine resulted from research on hepatitis that had been carried out for 25 years.

Baseball
Pinch hitter John Tamargo hit a 3-run home run in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the Montreal Expos a 5-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals at Olympic Stadium in Montreal and keep the Expos ½ game ahead of the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League East Division pennant race. The Phillies scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 15th inning to edge the Chicago Cubs 6-5 at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia.

25 years ago
1985


Football
CFL
Montreal (6-6) 7 @ Ottawa (5-7) 23
Hamilton (5-7) 30 @ Calgary (2-9) 13

Tim McCray rushed 16 times for 67 yards and touchdowns of 2 and 1 yards as the Rough Riders held the Concordes without a touchdown before 24,909 fans on a sunny Saturday afternoon at Lansdowne Park. Dean Dorsey kicked 2 converts, 2 field goals, and a single, while punter Ken Clark added 2 singles. Roy Kurtz kicked 2 field goals and a single for the Concordes, who lost their third straight game. Montreal quarterbacks Turner Gill, Mark Stevens, and Gerry Dattilio produced just 130 yards net offense, while the Ottawa offense, led by quarterback J.C. Watts, wasn’t much better, producing just 213 yards net offense.

Bernie Ruoff kicked 5 field goals, 2 converts, and a single as the Tiger-Cats made 6 interceptions off Stampeder quarterbacks Rick Johnson and Joe Barnes before a McMahon Stadium crowd of 14,061. Less Browne led the Hamilton defense with 2 interceptions. Hamilton quarterback Ken Hobart rushed 11 yards for a touchdown and passed 4 yards to Dave Graffi for the other Tiger-Cat major score. The only Calgary touchdown came in the 2nd quarter on a 50-yard pass from Mr. Johnson to Emanuel Tolbert. J.T. Hay converted and added 2 field goals. George Works of the Tiger-Cats led all rushers with 16 carries for 94 yards, while Mr. Tolbert led all receivers with 113 yards on 5 receptions. Mr. Barnes, who replaced Mr. Johnson late in the 3rd quarter, led the Calgary rushing "attack" with 25 yards on 3 carries, and completed 4 of 8 passes for 57 yards and 2 interceptions in his final game as a Stampeder. Several days later he was traded to the Montreal Concordes for wide receiver Spencer Jackson.

20 years ago
1990


Hit parade
U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Thieves in the Temple--Prince (2nd week at #1)
2 (Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection--Nelson
3 Blaze of Glory--Jon Bon Jovi
4 Something Happened on the Way to Heaven--Phil Collins
5 Close to You--Maxi Priest
6 Praying for Time--George Michael
7 Release Me--Wilson Phillips
8 Have You Seen Her--M.C. Hammer
9 Oh Girl--Paul Young
10 Can’t Stop Fallin’ Into Love--Cheap Trick

Entering the chart that week at #70 was So Close by Daryl Hall and John Oates.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (4-9) 39 @ Toronto (8-5) 60

Rickey Foggie completed 18 of 28 passes for 395 yards and 7 touchdowns and rushed 10 times for 112 yards as the Argos won their fifth straight game and the Tiger-Cats lost their sixth straight. Darrell K. Smith caught 4 passes for 71 yards, with all of his receptions going for touchdowns. Mike "Pinball" Clemons caught 6 for 130 and 2 touchdowns, with the other touchdown pass going to Paul Masotti. Jeff Boyd caught 5 passes for 149 yards for the Argos. The other Toronto touchdown was scored by defensive tackle Rodney Harding when he recovered a Tiger-Cat fumble in the Hamilton end zone. Hamilton quarterback Mike Kerrigan completed 28 of 43 passes for 353 yards and 3 touchdowns--2 to Earl Winfield and 1 to Richard Nurse. Derrick McAdoo rushed for touchdowns of 4 and 1 yard. Richard Estell led Hamilton’s receivers with 9 receptions for 130 yards. A SkyDome crowd announced at 30,793 saw the head coaching debut of Dave Beckman, who had replaced Al Bruno at the Hamilton helm. The Argos had scored 286 points in their last 5 games--an average of 57.2--and 130 in their last 2.

Baseball
The Cincinnati Reds, who held at least a share of first place in the National League West Division from opening day, clinched the division title when the San Francisco Giants defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3. The Reds lost 3-1 to the San Diego Padres.

10 years ago
2000


World events
Four Palestinians were killed and 200 people were wounded when Israeli police retaliated after Palestinians stoned Jewish worshippers at the Western Wall of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Olympics
At the Sydney Olympics, the U.S. men’s basketball team barely beat Lithuania 85-83.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (4-8-1) 30 @ Winnipeg (4-8-1-1) 38

Khari Jones completed 18 of 29 passes for 390 yards and 3 touchdowns to lead the Blue Bombers to victory before a Winnipeg Stadium crowd of 26,041. Milt Stegall caught 4 passes for 146 yards and touchdowns of 45, 6, and 82 yards. Teammate Robert Gordon caught 4 for 105. Cory Philpot carried 15 times for 89 yards and scored the other Winnipeg touchdown on a 1-yard rush. Troy Westwood added 4 converts, 3 field goals, and a single. Saskatchewan quarterback Henry Burris completed 26 of 41 passes for 409 yards and 2 touchdowns, both to Dan Farthing. Demetris Bendross scored the other Saskatchewan touchdown when he returned Mr. Westwood’s kickoff 96 yards with 1:51 remaining in the game, 17 seconds after Mr. Stegall’s third touchdown. Paul McCallum kicked 3 converts and 3 field goals for the Roughriders. Saskatchewan slotback Dylan Ching led all receivers with 163 yards on 6 receptions.

Baseball
The Baltimore Orioles scored 10 runs in the 2nd inning as they whipped the New York Yankees 13-2. However, the Yankees clinched the American League East Division title when the Tampa Bay Devil Rays defeated the Boston Red Sox 8-6.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

September 28, 2010

90 years ago
1920


Scandal
Seven present members and one former member of the Chicago White Sox were indicted on charges of complicity in a conspiracy with gamblers to fix the outcome of the 1919 World Series. The seven current players were immediately suspended from the team, with 3 games remaining in the season and the White Sox still having a chance to catch the Cleveland Indians for the American League pennant.

Baseball
The Cleveland Indians moved 1 game ahead of the idle Chicago White Sox and 3½ games ahead of the New York Yankees in the American League pennant race with a 9-5 win over the St. Louis Browns, as Jim Bagby picked up his 30th win of the season.

80 years ago
1930


Baseball
19-year-old Dizzy Dean made his major league debut, pitching a 3-hitter as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1. Mr. Dean also had a bunt single and stole home plate. The Cardinals finished the season with 1,004 runs, joining that year’s New York Yankees as the only major league teams to accomplish the feat in the 20th Century.

Babe Ruth pitched a complete game for the New York Yankees as they defeated the Boston Red Sox 9-3 at Fenway Park in Boston. Lou Gehrig ended his streak of 885 consecutive games at first base when he took Mr. Ruth’s place in left field, batting 3 for 5 to finish at .379, just behind the .381 mark of Al Simmons of the Philadelphia Athletics. The Yankees finished the season with a total of 1,062 runs scored. It was the final game for Bob Shawkey as manager of the Yankees; he had managed the team to a third-place finish in the American League with a record of 86-68, 16 games behind the pennant-winning Athletics, and was fired after the season in favour of former Chicago Cubs’ manager Joe McCarthy.

75 years ago
1935


Football
IRFU
Toronto (2-0) 4 @ Montreal (0-2) 2
Ottawa (1-1) 2 @ Hamilton (1-1) 12

Baseball
The Brooklyn Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 12-2 before just 174 fans at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn.

70 years ago
1940


Baseball
The Boston Red Sox amassed 19 hits in whipping the Philadelphia Athletics 16-4 at Fenway Park in Boston. Losing pitcher Chubby Dean pitched a complete game.

60 years ago
1950


Baseball
Sal Maglie and Sheldon Jones were the respective winning pitchers as the New York Giants swept a doubleheader from the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 and 3-1. Robin Roberts was the losing pitcher in the second game.

50 years ago
1960


Baseball
Only 10,454 fans were on hand at Fenway Park in Boston to see Ted Williams hit a home run off Jack Fisher in the 8th inning and Vic Wertz double in the tying and winning runs in the bottom of the 9th, as the Boston Red Sox edged the Baltimore Orioles 5-4. For The Splendid Splinter, his 29th home run of the season and 521st of his major league career came in his last plate appearance. He trotted out to left field in the top of the 9th, but was immediately replaced by Carroll Hardy, and departed to a standing ovation.

Mickey Mantle hit his 39th and 40th home runs of the season, both off Chuck Stobbs, to lead the New York Yankees to a 6-3 win over the Washington Senators.

40 years ago
1970


On the radio
The Challenge of Space, on Springbok Radio
Tonight’s episode: The Odyssey of Flight 33

I haven't heard this broadcast, but I assume it's an adaptation of the episode of the same name, which originally aired in 1961, from the U.S. television series The Twilight Zone

Died on this date
Gamal Abdel Nasser, 52
. President of Egypt, 1954-1970. Mr. Nasser was an officer and chief organizer in the military coup that toppled King Faisal from the Egyptian throne in 1952, but installed General Mohammed Naguib as a figurehead president. Mr. Nasser took power himself in 1954, and turned Egypt into a military dictatorship under his control. He embarked on economic reforms and public works projects such as the Aswan High Dam. Egypt’s decisions to accept arms from the U.S.S.R. and to nationalize the Suez Canal alarmed the U.S.A. and U.K., precipitating the Suez crisis of 1956, in which an Anglo-French force swept into Egypt and achieved great success before being called back in the wake of disapproval from the United States. In February 1958, Egypt and Syria combined to form the United Arab Republic, which broke up just over 3½ years later when Syria abandoned the union because Egypt appeared to benefit from the UAR more than Syria. The Six-Day War between Israel and Egypt in June 1967 was another military disaster for Egypt, but Mr. Nasser retained his popularity. He was a charismatic figure who seemed to symbolize the aspirations of Arab peoples. On September 27, 1970 Mr. Nasser achieved a diplomatic success when he convened a meeting in Cairo of Arab nations that produced an end to the Jordanian civil war between King Hussein's troops and Palestinian guerrillas (led by a man hitherto unknown to the west, Yasser Arafat) that had begun 10 days earlier. Mr. Nasser, a diabetic who had suffered a heart attack in late 1969 which had been kept secret, suffered another heart attack, this one fatal. He was succeeded as President by Anwar Sadat.

30 years ago
1980


Politics and government
A New York Times/CBS News Poll reported that Republican party presidential candidate Ronald Reagan was the only candidate to benefit from his debate on September 21 with independent candidate John Anderson, in which President and Democratic candidate Jimmy Carter had declined to participate. Mr. Reagan had gone from 4 points behind Mr. Carter to 5 points ahead of him after the debate, at 40%-35%. Mr. Anderson’s support remained steady at 9%.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (5-7) 24 @ Hamilton (5-6-1) 29
British Columbia (5-5-1) 22 @ Winnipeg (7-4) 28
Calgary (5-6) 14 @ Saskatchewan (2-10) 18

Dave Marler relieved ineffective starting quarterback Bruce Lemmerman and threw touchdown passes of 10 yards to Leif Pettersen and 29 yards to Rocky DiPietro in the 3rd quarter and handed off to Rufus Crawford for 2 other touchdowns in leading the Tiger-Cats to victory. Mr. Lemmerman, whose throwing arm appeared to have lost its zip, completed just 3 of 7 passes for 19 yards, and retired several days later, ending his 10-year CFL career. Ottawa touchdowns were scored by Tony Gabriel, Richard Crump, and Peter Stenerson. Mr. Crawford rushed 22 times for 113 yards, while Mr. Crump was held to 32 yards on 17 carries.

Dieter Brock threw touchdown passes to Mike Holmes and Joe Poplawski and rushed for a touchdown himself as the Blue Bombers overcame a 19-4 halftime deficit before a Winnipeg Stadium record crowd of 29,622. The Lions scored 19 points in the 2nd quarter on a 1-yard touchdown rush by Larry Key, a 25-yard touchdown pass from Joe Paopao to John Pankratz, and 2 converts, a field goal, and 2 singles on kickoffs by Lui Passaglia.

Lester Brown rushed 27 times for 161 yards and a 1-yard touchdown and Joe Barnes threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to John Kinch as the Roughriders won at home for the first time in the 1980s. The Saskatchewan defense held Calgary’s star running back James Sykes to 38 yards on 9 carries. The Roughriders led 17-4 early in the 4th quarter, but the Stampeders came back with a safety touch and a 22-yard touchdown pass from Ken Johnson to Willie Burden, followed by a 2-point convert pass from Mr. Johnson to Kelvin Kirk. A late Stampeder drive ended when Mr. Johnson threw an interception to Zack Jones at the Saskatchewan 40-yard line with 9 seconds remaining, to the delight of 24,607 fans at Taylor Field in Regina.

25 years ago
1985


Hit parade
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Money for Nothing--Dire Straits (2nd week at #1)
2 St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)--John Parr
3 Cherish--Kool & the Gang
4 We Don’t Need Another Hero--Tina Turner
5 Don’t Lose My Number--Phil Collins
6 The Power of Love--Huey Lewis and the News
7 Take On Me--A-Ha
8 Dress You Up--Madonna
9 Oh Sheila--Ready for the World
10 Freedom--Wham!

Protest
Riots broke out in the London neighbourhood of Brixton after a woman was shot by police and seriously injured during a house search.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (4-8) 9 @ British Columbia (10-1) 33

Roy Dewalt threw touchdown passes of 19 yards to John Pankratz and 22 yards to Merv Fernandez, while Lui Passaglia kicked 2 converts, 6 field goals, and a single to surpass 1,500 career points in the CFL. Former Lion Joe Paopao started at quarterback for the Roughriders but threw 4 interceptions, 2 by Kevin Konar. B.C. defensive back Darnell Clash made 2 fumble recoveries and his 8th interception of the season. Jitter Fields, playing his first CFL game, returned the opening kickoff 59 yards to set up a 42-yard field goal by Dave Ridgway to give the Roughriders an early 3-0 lead, but they didn’t score again until Craig Ellis rushed 1 yard for a touchdown with 4:17 remaining in the game. A 2-point convert attempt was unsuccessful.

CIAU
McGill 22 Concordia 18
Queen’s 34 Ottawa 13
Carlton 2_ Bishop’s 7
Guelph 21 Windsor 15
Wilfrid Laurier 3_ Toronto 10
York 34 Waterloo 9
Manitoba 11 @ Alberta 22

Mark Denesiuk threw touchdown passes of 61 yards to Tony Pierson and 13 yards to Brian Cable to lead the Golden Bears over the Bisons at Varsity Stadium in Edmonton. Dave Bolstad scored the other Alberta touchdown when he recovered a fumble by Jeff Funtasz in the Manitoba end zone after a 12-yard rush by Mr. Funtasz. Derek Waterman added 3 converts and Tom Richards punted for a single to complete the Alberta scoring. Ron Talakoski rushed 3 yards for a touchdown as the Bisons built a 10-0 1st-quarter lead. Darrel Batt converted and added a 33-yard field goal and a 49-yard single.

Baseball
Tom Browning picked up his 20th win of the season as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Houston Astros 5-2.

20 years ago
1990


Economics and finance
The U.S. Commerce Department reported that the index of leading economic indicators had dropped 1.2% in August, the biggest monthly decline since 1987.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (9-4) 48 @ Edmonton (9-4) 25

Tom Burgess completed 27 of 42 passes for 291 yards and 4 touchdowns and the Blue Bombers sacked Eskimo quarterback Tracy Ham 4 times before a Commonwealth Stadium crowd of 28,950. Mr. Burgess’ touchdown passes went to Rick House; Matt Pearce; Eric Streater; and Perry Tuttle. Warren Hudson rushed 1 yard for another Winnipeg touchdown, and linebacker Albert Williams also scored for the Blue Bombers on a 65-yard fumble return in the 3rd quarter. Tracy Ham threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Craig Ellis in the 2nd quarter and a 70-yard touchdown pass with 1:28 remaining in the first half when Brian Walling caught the pass for an 8-yard gain, fumbled, and teammate Blake Marshall recovered and went the remaining 62 yards for the score. Backup quarterback Warren Jones threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Mr. Ellis with exactly 5 minutes left in the game and connected with Michael Soles for a 2-point convert pass. The Edmonton defense held CFL rushing leader Robert Mimbs to 20 yards on 10 carries. Star Eskimo running back Reggie Taylor dressed for the game but didn’t play because of a knee injury, and missed the rest of the season.

10 years ago
2000


Died on this date
Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 80
. Prime Minister of Canada, 1968-1979; 1980-1984. A Canadian version of Barack Obama (even including a background with suspicious Communist connections), the hereditarily wealthy, charismatic "Kissing Flower Boy" legalized abortion and homosexual acts, effectively substituting secular humanism for the Bible as the basis of Canadian law; adopted the suicidal policies of official bilingualism and multiculturalism; downgraded the nation’s military; emasculated Parliament while turning the Prime Minister's office into a one-man dictatorship; poisoned relations with the United States while signing a "Friendship Protocol" with the Soviet Union; did what he could to destroy the Canadian economy; stole billions of dollars from Alberta through the implementation of the National Energy Policy; intervened in the judicial system (with his henchmen Otto Lang and Jean Chretien) when he couldn't get his way and violated precedents in trying to remove my father from his position as a territorial court judge; and imposed upon the country a Charter of Rights and Freedoms that had the effects of destroying parliamentary supremacy in favour of the Supreme Court and of giving special "rights" to perverts, criminals, deadbeats, and malcontents. He took over a great country called Canada, and left behind him a multicultural monstrosity called, in Mark Steyn’s term, Trudeaupia. He posed as a world leader, but the only world "leaders" who attended his funeral were failed former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. The best analyses of Pierre Trudeau can be found in the columns of Lubor Zink in the Toronto Telegram and Toronto Sun, some of which were collected in Mr. Zink’s books Trudeaucracy (1972) and Viva Chairman Pierre! (1977). It may be oddly appropriate that Pierre Trudeau took office as Prime Minister of Canada on April 20, 1968, which was not only the anniversary of the birth of Adolf Hitler (whom Mr. Trudeau had declined to fight in World War II), but the day that British politician Enoch Powell delivered his "Rivers of Blood" speech warning--prophetically--of the dangers of multiracial immigration; and that Mr. Trudeau died on the day that the United States Food and Drug Administration announced its approval of the marketing of RU-486, a pill that produces abortions. Mr. Trudeau was saddened in his final years by the death of his youngest son, Michel, in a tragic accident, and Mr. Trudeau was reportedly expressing a belief in God and that he would see Michel on the other side. I don't know if Pierre Trudeau came to saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, but I'll be very glad if he did.

Abominations
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it had approved marketing of a pill that would induce abortions. The drug mifepristone, or RU-486, which blocks progesterone--a hormone necessary for pregnancy--was already available in China and many European countries. The FDA required that it be taken within seven weeks after the user’s last menstrual period. In the event that it failed to produce an abortion, the user would be required to have a surgical abortion.

World events
Palestinians and Israeli police clashed at the compound around the Al-Aqsa mosque after hardline Israeli opposition leader Ariel Sharon toured the area accompanied by a delegation from the Likud party.

53% of voters in Denmark voted against joining the euro, the European Community’s common currency.

Football
CFL
Calgary (9-3-1) 31 @ Toronto (3-9-1) 14

Dave Dickenson completed 21 of 28 passes for 220 yards and touchdowns of 23 yards to Travis Moore and 31 yards to Marc Boerigter in front of a record-low SkyDome CFL crowd of just 11,343. Calgary fullback Duane Forde rushed 1 yard for the game’s first touchdown just 2:57 into the game. Mark McLoughlin added 3 converts, 3 field goals, and a single. The Argonauts’ only touchdown came on a 39-yard pass from Kerwin Bell to Mookie Mitchell with 2:34 remaining in the first half. Jacob Marini converted and added 2 field goals, while Noel Prefontaine punted for a single. Kelvin Anderson of the Stampeders rushed 20 times for 127 yards. Toronto’s Michael Jenkins was held to 44 yards on 10 carries, but picked up 96 yards on 7 pass receptions.

Baseball
Elmer Dessens improved to 11-5 with a 2-hitter as the Cincinnati Reds whipped the Milwaukee Brewers 8-1 in the last major league game at County Stadium in Milwaukee. Dmitri Young batted 4 for 4 with 2 triples and 4 runs.

The Baltimore Orioles set a team record for runs in a game as they embarrassed the Toronto Blue Jays 23-1. The Orioles scored 10 runs in the 4th inning, which included Brady Anderson’s 200th career major league home run.

Monday, 27 September 2010

September 27, 2010

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Berenice Jimenez!

570 years ago
1540

Religion

Pope Paul III approved the charter for the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), founded by St. Ignatius Loyola.

100 years ago
1910

Baseball

Rookie pitcher Russ Ford, a native of Brandon, Manitoba, improved his record to 26-6 as the New York Yankees defeated the Detroit Tigers 10-2 at Bennett Park in Detroit. Ed Willett took the loss.

90 years ago
1920


Scandal
Chicago newspapers were running Philadelphia journalist Jimmy Isaminger’s interview with former baseball player Billy Maharg, where he admitted to his involvement and that of former major league pitcher Bill Burns in fixing the 1919 World Series between the Chicago White Sox and Cincinnati Reds.

Baseball
The Chicago White Sox kept the pressure on the American League-leading Cleveland Indians with a 2-0 win over the Detroit Tigers at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Dickie Kerr pitched the shutout.

Charlie Jamieson had 4 hits and Duster Mails won his 6th straight decision as the Cleveland Indians defeated the St. Louis Browns 8-4 to remain in first place in the American League.

Babe Ruth hit his 52nd and 53rd home runs of the season and Carl Mays pitched a 4-hitter as the New York Yankees blanked the Philadelphia Athletics 4-0 at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. Eddie Rommel took the loss.

The Brooklyn Robins clinched the National League pennant when the Boston Braves defeated the New York Giants 3-2 in the second game of a doubleheader at the Polo Grounds in New York. The Giants won the first game 2-1. Tony Boeckel’s home run in the top of the 9th inning gave the Braves the win in game 2.

80 years ago
1930


Golf
Bobby Jones completed the Grand Slam--British Open; British Amateur; U.S. Open; and U.S. Amateur--by defeating Gene Homans 8 and 7 to win the U.S. Amateur championship at the Merion Cricket Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.

Football
ARU
University of Alberta (0-1) 0 @ Edmonton (1-0) 18

Clarence Campbell led the Eskimos with a touchdown and a single, while Eck Duggan scored the other touchdown. Elwyn Jones added a field goal and 3 singles, while Lindsay Carver chipped in with a single. The game was played at Renfrew Park.

Baseball
Hack Wilson hit his 55th and 56th home runs of the season and Gabby Hartnett also hit 2 home runs as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Cincinnati Reds 13-8 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Pat Malone picked up his 20th win of the season, while Eppa Rixey took the loss.

The Brooklyn Robins and Boston Braves split a doubleheader at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. Dazzy Vance struck out 12 to lead the Robins to an 8-2 win in the first game, while Wally Berger hit his 38th home run of the season--still a National League record for rookies--to lead the Braves to a 7-1 win in the second game.

75 years ago
1935


Baseball
The Chicago Cubs clinched the National League pennant and extended their winning streak to 21 games with a doubleheader sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals. Bill Lee earned his 20th win of the season and Fred Lindstrom had 4 hits as the Cubs defeated Dizzy Dean 6-2 in the opener; Roy Henshaw was the winning pitcher in the second game as the Cubs won 5-3 for their 100th win of the season.

70 years ago
1940


Baseball
30-year-old rookie Floyd Giebell outduelled Bob Feller for his last major league win as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Cleveland Indians 2-0 at Briggs Stadium in Detroit to clinch the American League pennant. Mr. Feller gave up just 3 hits, including a wind-blown 2-run home run to Rudy York down the left field line.

Former New York Yankee farmhand Johnny Babich pitched the Philadelphia Athletics to a 6-2 win over the Yankees at Yankee Stadium, ending the Yankees’ reign as World Series and American League champions after four straight years. Backup Yankee catcher Arndt Jorgens, who had been on the team’s roster all season, ended the year without appearing in a single game.

The Boston Red Sox scored 10 runs in the 4th inning and 7 runs in the 8th to whip the Washington Nationals 24-4 at Fenway Park in Boston.

Hugh "Losing Pitcher" Mulcahy ended his personal 12-game losing streak and his team’s 12-game losing streak as the Philadelphia Phillies blanked the New York Giants 6-0 at Shibe Park in Philadelphia.

60 years ago
1950


Football
IRFU-SIFL exhibition
McGill University (SIFL) 6 @ Montreal Alouettes (IRFU) 19

Attendance at Royals Stadium was 10,403.

Baseball
The Brooklyn Dodgers split a doubleheader with the Boston Braves to move within 2 games of the National League-leading Philadelphia Phillies.

The Philadelphia Phillies lost a doubleheader to the New York Giants 8-7 in 10 innings and 5-0. Jim Hearn pitched a shutout in the second game, supported by Bobby Thomson’s inside-the-park grand slam in the 1st inning.

Boxing
Ezzard Charles (65-5-1), who had gained National Boxing Association recognition as world heavyweight champion with a decision over Jersey Joe Walcott in 1949 and had clinched the American title with a knockout of Pat Valentino later the same year, gained near-universal recognition as champion (the British Boxing Board of Control recognized Lee Savold of the United States as champion) with a 15-round unanimous decision over former champion Joe Louis (58-2), who had held the title from 1937-1949 and then retired, but had begun a comeback after Mr. Charles had won the NBA title. The fight took place at Yankee Stadium in New York. Referee Mark Conn had Mr. Charles ahead 10 rounds to 5; judge Joe Agnell scored it 12-3 for Mr. Charles, and judge Frank Forbes scored it 13-2 in favour of Mr. Charles. It was the first loss for the Brown Bomber since being knocked out in 12 rounds by former world champion Max Schmeling in 1936.

50 years ago
1960


On television tonight
Thriller, on NBC
Tonight's episode: Worse than Murder, starring Constance Ford, Harriet MacGibbon, and John Baragrey

40 years ago
1970


Diplomacy
At the behest of Egyptian President Gamal Nasser, King Hussein of Jordan and Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat met with 10 Arab heads of state in Cairo and joined them in signing a 14-point agreement ending the 10-day-old Jordanian civil war.

U.S. President Richard Nixon began a European tour with a pledge in Rome to maintain the American military presence in the Mediterranean Sea area.

Protest
Two members of the U.S. President’s Commission on Campus Unrest--a Harvard University junior fellow and a police chief--called the killing the previous May of four students at Kent State University in Ohio and two more at Jackson State College in Mississippi "completely unjustified."

Disasters
The southern California brush fire that had gotten out of control the day before now spread to suburbs of San Diego and one end of Topanga Canyon, as well as Sequoia National Forest near Bakersfield.

Auto racing
Canadian-American Challenge Cup series
Denis Hulme of New Zealand won at Brainerd, Minnesota in a McLaren-Chevrolet for his fourth win of the season. Peter Gethin, also driving a McLaren-Chevrolet, finished second.

Boxing
Mac Foster knocked down Zora Folley 6 times and out at 3:04 of the 1st round in a heavyweight bout at Selland Arena in Mr. Foster's hometown of Fresno, California. It was the 96th and last professional fight for Mr. Folley, who had begun his career in 1953. He finished with 79 wins (44 by knockout), 11 losses, and 6 draws. In 1967 Mr. Folley was knocked out in the 7th round by Muhammad Ali in Mr. Ali's last defense of his world championship before his 3½-year exile. For Mr. Foster, it was his first fight since being knocked out by Jerry Quarry on June 17, and he improved his record to 25-1, with all the wins coming by knockout.

Former world welterweight champion Curtis Cokes won a 10-round decision over Harold Richardson in a middleweight bout in Dallas.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (3-6) 15 @ Montreal (6-2) 16
Saskatchewan (9-2) 5 @ Winnipeg (1-9) 2
Toronto (4-5) 12 @ Calgary (6-5) 27

Dennis Duncan rushed 6 yards for a touchdown with 6:16 remaining in the 4th quarter, and George Springate’s second convert of the game proved to be the winning point as the Alouettes edged the Rough Riders before 26,677 fans at Autostade. Dick Smith scored the other Montreal touchdown on a 12-yard pass from quarterback Sonny Wade in the 2nd quarter. Mr. Duncan, who rushed 16 times for 112 yards, was credited with a single when his fumble in the 1st quarter was recovered in the Ottawa end zone by Jerry Campbell of the Rough Riders, and Mr. Campbell was downed there. Mr. Wade, who completed 14 of 29 passes for 129 yards and 4 interceptions, also punted for a 43-yard single in the 3rd quarter. Ottawa quarterback Gary Wood completed 11 of 24 passes for 212 yards, 4 interceptions, and 2 touchdowns to Hugh Oldham--61 yards in the 1st quarter and 24 yards in the 3rd. Mr. Oldham caught 4 passes for 107 yards. Steve Booras, who was having an outstanding season as a rookie defensive end for the Alouettes, suffered a season-ending knee injury. He severely injured his other knee in a pre-season game in 1971, and dressed for just one more CFL game, on November 6, 1976, as a member of the Alouettes. Mr. Campbell made 3 interceptions for the Rough Riders.

Jack Abendschan, who had scored single points on 2 missed field goals earlier in the game, connected from 17 yards in the final seconds to give the Roughriders their win over the Blue Bombers on a windy day before a Winnipeg Stadium crowd of 16,528. The Roughriders had attempted to win the game with a punt by Alan Ford into the end zone, but Blue Bomber defensive back Doug Strong punted the ball out to the 20-yard line, where it was fielded by Roughrider fullback George Reed, drawing a no yards penalty. Both Blue Bomber points came off missed field goals by Gene Lakusiak. Ron Johnson made his first start at quarterback for Winnipeg, replacing Wally Gabler, who had been traded to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and drove the Blue Bombers to the Saskatchewan 3-yard line in the 2nd quarter, but a third-down gamble was unsuccessful. Gary Lane started at quarterback for the Rough Riders to enable Ron Lancaster to rest a sore arm. Mr. Lane completed 4 of 8 passes for 71 yards before Mr. Lancaster relieved him in the 3rd quarter and completed 4 of 10 for 69. Mr. Reed rushed 14 times for 70 yards. Mr. Johnson completed 8 of 17 ; Benji Dial, in his first CFL game, relieved him and was 3 for 8 with an interception. The Blue Bombers amassed just 138 yards passing. Mr. Johnson led the Winnipeg rushing game with 39 yards on 8 carries.

Hugh McKinnis rushed 20 times for 172 yards and an 8-yard touchdown to lead the Stampeders to victory before 21,292 fans at McMahon Stadium. Quarterback Jerry Keeling rushed for a Calgary touchdown and passed 30 yards to Dave Cranmer for another. Larry Robinson kicked 3 converts and field goals of 33 and 28 yards. The Stampeders led 27-0 when rookie quarterback Larry Lawrence fumbled on his own 3-yard line and Toronto’s Dick Aldridge recovered. Quarterback Don Jonas rushed 3 yards for the first Toronto touchdown with less than 6 minutes remaining, but missed the convert. Mr. Jonas threw 26 yards to Dave Raimey for the other Argonaut touchdown with 5 seconds left, and missed the convert again. Mr. Keeling completed 9 of 16 passes for 133 yards; Mr. Cranmer caught 3 of his passes for 46 yards. Mr. Raimey led the Toronto rushing attack with 36 yards on 9 carries. The game was such a disaster for the Argonauts that head coach Leo Cahill thought that he might get fired the next day. One player whose career did end with this game was defensive back Don Sutherin, who had been acquired by the Argonauts as an injury replacement after being dropped by the Ottawa Rough Riders. In 5 games as an Argonaut he made 4 interceptions, returning one of them for a touchdown.

Baseball
The Pittsburgh Pirates ended the New York Mets’ reign as World Series champions and clinched the National League East Division pennant with a 2-1 win over the Mets in front of 50,469 fans at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh.

George Scott hit 2 home runs and drove in 5 runs, winning pitcher Gary Peters hit a 3-run homer, and Tony Conigliaro also hit a home run as the Boston Red Sox beat the Washington Senators 10-1 to extend the Senators’ losing streak to 10 games. The home runs gave the Red Sox 200 for the season.

30 years ago
1980


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Upside Down--Diana Ross (4th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Upside Down--Diana Ross (3rd week at #1)
2 All Out of Love--Air Supply
3 Another One Bites the Dust--Queen
4 Sailing--Christopher Cross
5 Lookin’ for Love--Johnny Lee
6 Give Me the Night--George Benson
7 Fame--Irene Cara
8 Drivin’ My Life Away--Eddie Rabbitt
9 Late in the Evening--Paul Simon
10 I’m Alright--Kenny Loggins

I’m Alright was from the movie Caddyshack.

Politics and government
Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ulusu promised a quick return to civilian rule as soon as the National Assembly would write a new constitution. According to Mr. Ulusu, the separation of powers introduced by the present constitution "degenerated in effect into a conflict of powers." Observers expected the new constitution to strengthen he leading political parties and discourage the splintering into minority parties that had paralyzed parliamentary action.

Football
CFL
Toronto (5-7) 23 @ Montreal (7-5) 29

Montreal quarterback Gerry Dattilio threw touchdown passes of 46 yards to Keith Baker and 18 yards to Nick Arakgi, while Skip Walker rushed 11 times for 96 yards and a 17-yard touchdown, caught 4 passes for 60, and returned 1 kickoff for 32. Gerry McGrath added 3 converts, 2 field goals, and a single. Both of Toronto’s touchdowns came in the last 8½ minutes of the game on passes of 24 and 2 yards from Mark Jackson to Dave Newman. Zenon Andrusyshyn added 2 converts and 3 field goals. Mr. Jackson had relieved starting quarterback Tony Adams early in the game. Mr. Baker led all receivers with 119 yards on 6 receptions, while former Alouette Bob Gaddis led the Argonauts with 91 yards on 5 receptions. Attendance at Olympic Stadium was 31,663 as the Alouettes won their fourth straight game.

25 years ago
1985


Football
CFL
Winnipeg (9-3) 24 @ Toronto (4-7) 27

Toronto quarterback Ricky Turner rushed 14 times for 119 yards and a touchdown and completed 10 of 20 passes for 163 yards. The Argonauts scored all their touchdowns in the last 7 minutes of the second quarter: a 1-yard rush by backup quarterback Danny Barrett; a 2-yard rush by Kevin Lowe, a running back in his first CFL game; and Mr. Turner’s 3-yard run. Lance Chomyc added 3 converts and field goals of 27 and 22 yards. Willard Reaves led the Blue Bombers with 23 carries for 147 yards and a 3-yard touchdown rush early in the 2nd quarter. The only other Winnipeg touchdown came with 1:32 remaining in the game on a 47-yard pass from John Hufnagel to Joe Poplawski. Trevor Kennerd kicked 2 converts, 3 field goals, and 3 singles on wide field goal attempts, while Bob Cameron punted for a 71-yard single. Tom Clements started at quarterback for the Blue Bombers and completed 23 of 37 passes for 353 yards, but also threw 3 interceptions. Mr. Hufnagel was 5 for 7 for 93 yards. 28,052 were in attendance at Exhibition Stadium.

20 years ago
1990


Politics and government
Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney resorted to a never-used-before section of the Constitution Act to appoint eight additional Senators to increase the upper house’s membership to 112 and give the Progressive Conservatives a majority of its members in order to ensure passage of the Goods and Services Tax.

10 years ago
2000


Olympics
The United States won the gold medal in baseball at the Sydney Olympics when they defeated Cuba 4-0, behind the pitching of Ben Sheets.

In Greco-Roman wrestling, Rulon Gardner of the United States pulled off a huge upset in the 130-kilogram division when he defeated Aleksandr Karelin of Russia, a three-time gold medal winner who had never before lost an international match in 14 years of competition, 1-0.

Baseball
The New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves 6-2 to clinch the National League wild card playoff spot for the second year in a row.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

September 26, 2010

190 years ago
1820

Died on this date

Daniel Boone, 86. U.S. frontiersman. Mr. Boone explored, surveyed, and eventually settled in Kentucky (then part of Virginia), where he participated in the American Revolution. Mr. Boone’s troops were routed--and one of his sons killed--in a skirmish with Butler’s Rangers, the great Loyalist guerrilla force (my direct ancestor, James Henry, was the youthful ward of that group’s leader, John Butler). Mr. Boone served several terms as a representative in the Virginia legislature, but after losing large tracts of his land holdings through lawsuits, he moved to Missouri, where the Spanish government granted him a large tract of land and made him a district magistrate. The popular television series Daniel Boone, starring Fess Parker, was broadcast in the U.S.A. on NBC from 1964-1970.

90 years ago
1920

Baseball

George Uhle pitched 7 innings of relief and earned the win as the Cleveland Indians defeated the St. Louis Browns 7-5 at Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis to remain ½ game in front of the Chicago White Sox in the American League pennant race. Joe Sewell drove in 4 runs for the Indians.

Eddie Cicotte pitched a 7-hitter to lead the Chicago White Sox to an 8-1 win over the Detroit Tigers.

80 years ago
1930


Baseball
George Watkins had 3 hits, including a home run, to support the pitching of Jesse Haines as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-5 to clinch the National League pennant.

60 years ago
1950


On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Six to One

50 years ago
1960


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): My Heart Has a Mind of its Own--Connie Francis

On television tonight
U.S. presidential candidates Senator John F. Kennedy (Democrat) and Vice-President Richard Nixon (Republican) appeared together in a television studio in Chicago to engage in the first of four televised debates, the first televised debate, broadcast on CBS, between presidential candidates in the United States. Sen. Kennedy came across on television better than Mr. Nixon, who had a heavy facial shadow, and had declined to wear make-up (Mr. Nixon was also in pain from a knee injury suffered that day). I’ve heard it said that those who just heard the radio broadcasts of the debates gave Mr. Nixon the edge, but I’ve heard the audio recordings of all four debates, and I’d give Mr. Kennedy the edge in all but the third, which I think was won by Mr. Nixon. In contrast to today’s so-called debates in the United States, there were no memorable one-liners or snappy sound bites; instead, both candidates gave thoughtful, detailed answers to questions of actual policies, and came across as being greatly superior to any candidates from the last 20 years.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (8-2) 15 @ Winnipeg (10-1) 2
Calgary (2-7-2) 35 @ Saskatchewan (1-7-1) 45

Cowboy Woodruff and Joe-Bob Smith scored touchdowns for the Eskimos. Jackie Parker missed both converts, but kicked a field goal. 20,950 were in attendance at Winnipeg Stadium.

9,512 saw the Roughriders defeat the Stampeders at Taylor Field in Regina.

40 years ago
1970


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: Band of Gold--Freda Payne (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Ain’t No Mountain High Enough--Diana Ross (2nd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Ain’t No Mountain High Enough--Diana Ross
2 Lookin’ Out My Back Door--Creedence Clearwater Revival
3 Julie, Do Ya Love Me--Bobby Sherman
4 Patches--Clarence Carter
5 Candida--Dawn
6 War--Edwin Starr
7 Cracklin’ Rosie--Neil Diamond
8 25 or 6 to 4--Chicago
9 (I Know) I’m Losing You--Rare Earth
10 Don’t Play That Song--Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers

Singles entering the chart that week included See Me, Feel Me by the Who (#65); Lucretia MacEvil by Blood, Sweat and Tears (#68); It Don’t Matter to Me by Bread (#75); Engine Number 9 by Wilson Pickett (#76); And the Grass Won’t Pay No Mind by Mark Lindsay (#79); and I Think I Love You by the Partridge Family (#100).

Calgary’s top 10
1 Patches--Clarence Carter
2 Lookin’ Out My Back Door--Creedence Clearwater Revival
3 Snowbird--Anne Murray
4 War--Edwin Starr
5 Joanne--Michael Nesmith and the First National Band
6 Cracklin’ Rosie--Neil Diamond
7 The Circle Game--Buffy Sainte-Marie
8 Julie Do Ya Love Me--Bobby Sherman
9 In the Summertime--Mungo Jerry
10 Candida--Dawn
Pick hit of the week: Lola--The Kinks

The Circle Game was from the movie The Strawberry Statement.

World events
Jordan’s King Hussein formed a new civilian-military government of "national reconciliation," the day after the declaration of a cease-fire in the 10-day civil war. 32 American hostages were freed from three jetliners that had been hijacked by Palestinian guerrillas over western Europe on September 6 and had been sitting in the Jordanian desert. The freed hostages were being protected by the Jordanian army.

War
U.S. casualties for the week in Vietnam were 63 dead and 344 wounded. South Vietnam’s casualties for the week were 246 killed and 690 wounded. Combat in South Vietnam had increased slightly during the week, as the U.S. Air Force had turned over 40 fighter-bombers and 31 helicopters to the South Vietnamese air force.

Society
The U.S. President’s Commission on Campus Unrest warned that the very survival of the United States was threatened by the growing division between established society and the new youth culture. The commission’s unanimous report asked for a greater student and faculty voice in running the nation’s universities.

Disasters
A huge brush fire in California, fanned by strong desert winds, began spreading out of control from Los Angeles and Ventura counties to the ocean. A week later, 14 people had been killed, more than 400 homes had been damaged, and more than 200,000 acres had been blackened near the U.S. border.

Boxing
Ken Buchanan of Scotland won the world lightweight title with a 15-round decision over Ismael Laguna in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (5-4) 13 @ Edmonton (5-6) 34

For the third time in his two years as a CFL quarterback, Hamilton’s John Eckman threw 6 interceptions in a single game. One of them was intercepted by Edmonton rookie defensive back Jim Henshall at his own 51, who returned it 13 yards to the Hamilton 46 and then lateralled to Joe Hernandez, who went the rest of the way for the last Eskimo touchdown. Eskimo quarterback Don Trull completed 16 of 26 passes for 211 yards and touchdowns of 5 yards to Jim Thomas and 10 yards to Mike Eben. Terry Swarn scored the other Edmonton touchdown late in the 1st quarter on a third-down short yardage gamble, when he took a pitchout and swept down the sidelines for a 45-yard score. Dave Cutler added 4 converts and a 43-yard field goal. Former Eskimo great Tommy-Joe Coffey scored all the Hamilton points, taking a 4-yard pass from Mr. Eckman for a touchdown in the 3rd quarter and adding a convert and field goals of 42 and 27 yards in the 2nd quarter. Mr. Eckman completed 16 of 36 passes for 194 yards. Jim Thomas led all rushers with 55 yards on 12 carries, while Mr. Swarn had 53 on 6 carries. Hamilton’s Dave Fleming carried 9 times for 42 yards. 23,061 were in attendance, a Clarke Stadium record at the time. It was the first time the Eskimos had ever won at home against the Tiger-Cats.

30 years ago
1980


Terrorism
A bomb exploded at the Oktoberfest in Munich, killing 10 people and injuring at least 67.

World events
The Cuban government closed the harbour at Mariel, ending the five-month-long boatlift of Cubans to the United States. The exodus had brought 125,000 refugees to the country since April 21.

25 years ago
1985


On television tonight
The Twilight Zone, on CITV
Tonight's episode: Shatterday, starring Bruce Willis; A Little Peace and Quiet, starring Melinda Dillon

This was the first episode of the new series, a revival of the series that aired on CBS from 1959-1964. The new series aired on the Edmonton station CITV on Thursdays and on CBS on Fridays.

Baseball
John Tudor pitched his 10th shutout of the season and earned his 20th win of the season as the St. Louis Cardinals blanked the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0.

20 years ago
1990


On television tonight
The Wonder Years, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Ninth Grade Man

Protest
The 78-day armed confrontation between Mohawk Warriors and Quebec provincial police at the Kanesatake Reserve near the village of Oka, Quebec ended when 28 men, 16 women, and 6 children were taken into custody by soldiers. Three warriors were taken into custody by provincial police.

Movies
The Motion Picture Association of America announced the creation of a new "NC-17" rating to be applied to films that had adult themes and perhaps scenes of sex and violence. The rating meant that no children under 17 years of age would be permitted. The purpose was to permit "serious" movies to avoid the X rating that was also applied to pornographic movies. Many theatres refused to show X-rated films, and distributors were complaining that some important films thus failed to reach a large audience. Chicago Sun-Times movie critic Roger Ebert had been pushing for the NC-17 rating for years, but the movie that finally prompted the creation of the rating was Henry & June (1990), a biographical film about the various relationships of authors Henry Miller and Anais Nin.

10 years ago
2000


Politics and government
The Yugoslavian government-controlled Federal Election Commission said that opposition presidential candidate Vojislav Kostunica had finished first in the first round of voting on September 24, but without a majority, necessitating a runoff. The official percentages were 48.96% for Mr. Kostunica and 28.6% for President Slobodan Milosevic. Mr. Kostunica, a constitutional lawyer widely seen as a political moderate, and his followers said that they would not participate in a runoff.

Olympics
The United States defeated Japan 2-1 in extra innings to win the gold medal in women’s softball.

Baseball
The Atlanta Braves defeated the New York Mets 7-1 to clinch the National League East Division title, their record ninth straight divisional title.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

September 25, 2010

125 years ago
1885

Baseball

The Chicago White Stockings whipped the Providence Grays 21-3 at Wright Street Grounds in Milwaukee.

120 years ago
1890

Religion

Wilford Woodruff, "Prophet, Seer, and Revelator" (i.e., President) of the Mormon church, officially renounced the practice of polygamy.

90 years ago
1920

Baseball

Shoeless Joe Jackson hit a home run and 2 doubles in support of Claude Williams’ pitching as the Chicago White Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 5-1 at League Park in Cleveland to move within ½ game of the American League-leading Indians.

80 years ago
1930


Baseball
With 4 games left in the season, Joe McCarthy resigned as manager of the Chicago Cubs after failing to obtain the support of team owner William Wrigley. The Cubs were in second place in the National League with a record of 86-64. Mr. McCarthy was in his fifth season as the Cubs’ manager, and had led them to the National League pennant in 1929.

75 years ago
1935


Baseball
The Chicago Cubs clinched at least a tie for the National League pennant with a 1-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals at Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis. Phil Cavaretta’s home run off Daffy Dean in the 2nd inning was the game’s only run. Lon Warneke pitched a 2-hitter for the win.

70 years ago
1940


Baseball
The Detroit Tigers swept a doubleheader from the Chicago White Sox at Briggs Stadium in Detroit 10-9 in 10 innings and 3-2. Bobo Newsom pitched 2 innings of relief to pick up his 20th win of the season in the first game, and pitched a complete game to earn his 21st win in the second game.

60 years ago
1950


War
United Nations forces took control of Seoul three months after it had fallen to the North Koreans.

50 years ago
1960


Football
ORFU
Sarnia (2-4) 6 @ Port Huron-Detroit (2-3) 32

This was the Golden Bears’ second loss in as many days, after playing at home against the London Lords the day before.

Baseball
Glen Hobbie pitched a shutout as the Chicago Cubs blanked the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 to eliminate the Cardinals from pennant contention. The Pittsburgh Pirates clinched their first National League pennant in 33 years despite losing 4-2 to the Milwaukee Braves.

The New York Yankees edged the Boston Red Sox 4-3, with Luis Arroyo getting the save in relief of Ralph Terry. The Yankees thus clinched their 10th pennant in 12 years under manager Casey Stengel.

40 years ago
1970


Hit parade
Edmonton’s top 10
1 Me and Bobby McGee--Gordon Lightfoot
2 Cracklin’ Rosie--Neil Diamond
3 Patches--Clarence Carter
4 Indiana Wants Me--R. Dean Taylor
5 Lookin’ Out My Back Door--Creedence Clearwater Revival
6 Snowbird--Anne Murray
7 Joanne--Michael Nesmith and the First National Band
8 Candida--Dawn
9 Yellow River--Christie
10 Long Long Time--Linda Ronstadt

Vancouver’s top 30 (CKLG)
1 Cracklin’ Rosie--Neil Diamond
2 All Right Now--Free
3 Joanne--Michael Nesmith and the First National Band
4 Yellow River--Christie
5 War--Edwin Starr
6 Look What They’ve Done to My Song Ma--New Seekers
7 Candida--Dawn
8 Green-Eyed Lady--Sugarloaf
9 Patches--Clarence Carter
10 Neanderthal Man--Hotlegs
11 Indiana Wants Me--R. Dean Taylor
12 It’s Only Make Believe--Glen Campbell
13 Julie Do Ya Love Me--Bobby Sherman
14 Lola--The Kinks
15 Sunday Morning Coming Down--Johnny Cash
16 We’ve Only Just Begun--Carpenters
17 We Can Make Music--Tommy Roe
18 God, Love, and Rock & Roll (We Believe)--Teegarden & Vanwinkle
19 Rainbow--Marmalade
20 Groovy Situation--Gene Chandler
21 El Condor Pasa--Simon & Garfunkel
22 Where are You Going to My Love--The Brotherhood of Man
23 Out in the Country--Three Dog Night
24 Long Long Time--Linda Ronstadt
25 Only You Know and I Know--Dave Mason
26 The Circle Game--Buffy Sainte-Marie
27 Fire and Rain--James Taylor
28 Montego Bay--Bobby Bloom
29 Soul Shake--Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
30 Do What You Wanna Do--5 Flights Up

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War
Fighting between Jordanian troops and Palestinian guerrillas stopped after the announcement of a cease-fire agreement. Included in the agreement was Al Fatah’s Yasser Arafat, the top rebel leader. 15 of the passengers still being held hostage aboard airliners that had been hijacked over Western Europe on October 6 and had been sitting in the Jordanian desert since then were "rescued" by Jordanian troops near Amman.

Terrorism
U.S. Transportation Secretary John Volpe announced that, commencing in one week, trained military guards would be placed on commercial airliners in an anti-hijacking effort.

Defense
The U.S.A. warned the U.S.S.R. that the establishment of a submarine base in Cuba would violate the deal made by the two countries at the end of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis. The Pentagon had reported the construction of what may have been such a base in southern Cuba.

30 years ago
1980


Disasters
Flooding and mudslides after a week of rains in Caracas killed 20 people and left 1,000 homeless.

Baseball
The Chicago White Sox defeated the Oakland Athletics 6-4, dropping losing pitcher Brian Kingman’s record to 7-20.

In a 5-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds, Jerry Mumphrey of the San Diego Padres got his 50th stolen base of the season, joining Ozzie Smith and Gene Richards and making the Padres the first team in major league history with 3 players with 50 or more stolen bases in a season.

25 years ago
1985


Baseball
Mike Greenwell’s first major league home run gave the Boston Red Sox a 4-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in 13 innings at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto.

20 years ago
1990


Diplomacy
South African President F.W. de Klerk continued his visit to Washington, telling several members of the United States Congress that he supported the principle of one man, one vote in elections, but that it must include guarantees to protect the white minority population of South Africa.

Baseball
The first 8 New York Yankee batters hit safely, and the team hit 6 home runs as they routed the Baltimore Orioles 15-3.

Dave Stewart pitched a shutout and improved to 22-10 as the Oakland Athletics blanked the Kansas City Royals 5-0 to clinch the American League West Division pennant for the third straight year.

10 years ago
2000


Politics and government
Saskatchewan Premier Roy Romanow announced that he would be stepping down as soon as a new leader could be chosen.

Olympics
At the Sydney Olympics, Michael Johnson of the United States repeated his 1996 victory in the men’s 400-metre run. Mr. Johnson also ran as a member of the gold medal-winning 4 X 400-metre relay team that included Anthony Pettigrew and identical twins Alvin and Calvin Harrison.

Cathy Freeman, who had lit the Olympic torch, won the women’s 400-metre run, becoming the first Australian Aborigine to win an individual Olympic gold medal.

Baseball
At Jacobs Field in Cleveland, the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 9-2 and then lost 4-3 to the Minnesota Twins in the major leagues’ first three-team doubleheader since September 13, 1951.

Tom Glavine pitched his 20th career major league shutout and became the National League’s first 20-game winner of the year as the Atlanta Braves blanked the Montreal Expos 6-0.

Friday, 24 September 2010

September 24, 2010

90 years ago
1920


Baseball
The New York Yankees swept a doubleheader from the Washington Nationals as Babe Ruth hit a home run in each game, his 50th and 51st home runs of the season.

Duster Mails pitched a shutout as the Cleveland Indians blanked the Chicago White Sox 2-0 to move 1½ games ahead of the White Sox for first place in the American League. Mr. Mails walked 3 straight batters on 12 pitches in the 5th inning, but got out of the jam, and no Chicago hitter reached base after that.

80 years ago
1930


Football
IRFU-ARU Pre-season
Hamilton Tigers (IRFU) 22 @ Edmonton All-Stars 1

The All-Stars included players from the Edmonton Eskimos and the University of Alberta Golden Bears. Eck Duggan of the Eskimos punted for a single for the lone Edmonton point. The game was played at Renfrew Park. Deacon White returned to the coaching ranks as coach of the All-Stars, five years after stepping down as coach of the Eskimos. He resumed coaching duties with the Eskimos when the Alberta Rugby Union regular season started three days later.

75 years ago
1935

Boxing

In his most important fight to date, heavyweight contender Joe Louis (22-0) scored a 4-round knockout over former world champion Max Baer (41-9) at Yankee Stadium in New York. Mr. Baer, who had lost the title three months earlier to Jim Braddock on a decision, had never been knocked down until being floored by Mr. Louis.

60 years ago
1950


Football
ORFU
Toronto (1-1) 19 @ Windsor (0-3) 0

Balmy Beach's win came the day after they had defeated the University of Western Ontario Mustangs in an exhibition game in London.

Baseball
Erv Palica pitched a 2-hitter and hit a grand slam off losing pitcher Bubba Church as the Brooklyn Dodgers whipped the Philadelphia Phillies to move within 5 games of the National League-leading Phillies.

Yogi Berra had 4 hits and Phil Rizzuto had a single, double, and home run as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 9-5 before 66,924 fans at Yankee Stadium to move 2½ games ahead of the Detroit Tigers and 4 ahead of the Red Sox in the American League pennant race.

The Cleveland Indians edged the Detroit Tigers 2-1 in 10 innings at Briggs Stadium in Detroit. A forest fire in Canada had produced smoke that was affecting visibility in Detroit, and the haze affected the outcome of the game. With the bases loaded and 1 out in the top of the 10th inning, Luke Easter hit a ground ball to Detroit first baseman Don Kolloway, who threw to home plate. Detroit catcher Aaron Robinson thought he could make a double play by just stepping on the plate and throwing to first. However, because of the haze, Mr. Robinson had failed to see that Mr. Kolloway had stepped on first base for the first out when he fielded the grounder, and had thus removed the force play. The Indians scored their first run on pitcher Bob Lemon’s home run in the 4th inning, while John Lipon tied the game for the Tigers with a home run. Mr. Lemon set up the winning run when he tripled, and two intentional walks followed to load the bases.

19-year-old Carlos Pascual made his major league debut on the mound for the Washington Nationals and beat the Philadelphia Athletics 3-1 for his only major league win.

50 years ago
1960


Hit parade
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 The Twist--Chubby Checker (3rd week at #1)
2 It’s Now or Never--Elvis Presley
3 My Heart Has a Mind of its Own--Connie Francis
4 Mr. Custer--Larry Verne
5 Kiddio--Brook Benton
6 Chain Gang--Sam Cooke
7 Walk--Don’t Run--The Ventures
8 A Million to One--Jimmy Charles
9 Theme from The Apartment--Ferrante and Teicher
10 Yogi--Ivy Three

Entering the chart that week were Blue Angel by Roy Orbison (#72), Brontosaurus Stomp by the Piltdown Men (#97), and Temptation by Roger Williams (#99).

Defense
The U.S.S. Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was launched.

Football
CFL
Toronto (6-2) 21 @ Montreal (3-5) 9
Ottawa (6-2) 35 @ Hamilton (1-7) 21
British Columbia (3-7-1) 14 @ Calgary (2-6-2) 28

23,452 were in attendance at Molson Stadium to see the Argonauts defeat the Alouettes, while 13,000 were at McMahon Stadium to see the Stampeders defeat the Lions.

ORFU
London (4-1) 39 @ Sarnia (2-3) 27

Baseball
Mickey Mantle’s home run in the top of the 11th inning gave the New York Yankees a 6-5 win over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston.

40 years ago
1970


Died on this date
Ernie Pitts, 35
. U.S.-born Canadian football player. Mr. Pitts played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1957-1969, spending his first 8 seasons as an offensive end and the last 5 as a defensive back. He joined the British Columbia Lions as a defensive back in 1970, and was shot by his wife at their home in Brighton, Colorado, where Mr. Pitts had returned the day after the Lions had lost to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Vancouver. The team had 10 days before their next game, and B.C. head coach Jackie Parker had given the players a few days off. Mrs. Pitts said that she’d mistaken her husband for a burglar, but he was apparently quite a tomcat. As a player, he was one of the best receivers in the Canadian Football League, especially in his early years, making the WIFU all-star team in 1957, 1959, and 1960. Mr. Pitts moved to defensive back in 1965, making the Western Football Conference all-star team that year, as well as in 1966 and 1968. He played in 6 Grey Cups with the Blue Bombers and was on the winning side in 1958, 1959, 1961, and 1962. His best season was 1959, when he led the CFL with 68 receptions for 1126 yards and 16 touchdowns. On August 29, 1959 he caught 5 touchdown passes, a CFL single-game record that still stands unequalled, in a 61-8 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders at Taylor Field in Regina. Mr. Pitts’ touchdown reception from Kenny Ploen in the last minute of the 1959 Grey Cup ensured a 21-7 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Space
12 days after leaving for the Moon, the Soviet probe Luna 16 returned to Earth, landing in Kazakhstan, carrying a core sample of moon dust about 14 inches long that was turned over to Soviet scientists for analysis.

War
Four Palestinian guerrilla leaders agreed to peace terms after their forces fell back before a Jordanian army attack, ending the worst of the fighting in the Jordanian civil war.

Defense
A Pentagon official told a meeting of the U.S. National Security Industrial Association that for economy reasons the U.S. Army would cut three more divisions by June 30, 1971, leaving 13.6 divisions--the lowest number in more than a decade.

30 years ago
1980


War
Iraqi planes bombed and set afire Iran’s Kharg Island crude oil export terminal.

Energy
The United States Senate voted 48-46 to defeat a resolution that would have blocked the sale of 38 tons of enriched uranium to India. Both houses of Congress had to pass the resolution in order to block the execution order that President Jimmy Carter had signed on June 19 approving the sale. The sale would now go through.

25 years ago
1985


Baseball
Andre Dawson hit 3 home runs, including 2 3-run homers in a 12-run 5th inning as the Montreal Expos outslugged the Chicago Cubs 17-15 at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

20 years ago
1990


Economics and finance
The Supreme Soviet granted President Mikhail Gorbachev emergency economic powers, and agreed to accept a compromise plan for the economy at Mr. Gorbachev’s request, heading off a showdown with Premier Nikolai Ryzhkov. The details of the compromise were yet to be worked out.

Diplomacy
South African President F.W. de Klerk met with U.S. President George Bush in Washington, and was cordially received. Mr. Bush said that if South Africa continued its efforts to meet certain conditions set by the U.S. Congress, he would seek to modify or suspend sanctions imposed on South Africa by Congress.

10 years ago
2000


Politics and government
The presidential election in Serbia and Montenegro was marred by charges of corruption and ballot irregularities. Despite official attempts to play down the results, it was claimed that Vojislav Kostunica, the leading opponent of President Slobodan Milosevic, had won by a clear majority in the first round of voting. Mr. Milosevic responded by calling for a runoff vote on October 8, while the opposition called for him to step down.

Law
A British judge ruled that conjoined twins should be separated in order to save the life of one twin. The parents, from Malta, wanted the twins left together, trusting in God’s will to determine whether they would live. Doctors said that both would die unless they were separated.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (5-7) 28 @ Montreal (8-4) 29

Terry Baker’s 15-yard field goal with 5 seconds remaining in regulation time won the game for the Alouettes, just 40 seconds after Lui Passaglia had kicked a 49-yard field goal to give the Lions the lead. British Columbia led 25-12 early in the 4th quarter before Montreal quarterback Anthony Calvillo rushed 6 yards for a touchdown at 8:45 and running back Mike Pringle rushed 39 yards for a touchdown, both converted by Mr. Baker, to give the Alouettes a 26-25 lead. Robert Drummond, who rushed 15 times for 110 yards, opened the scoring with a 38-yard touchdown run to give the Lions an early lead. B.C. quarterback Damon Allen completed 17 of 32 passes for 366 yards and touchdowns to Jimmy Cunningham and Jimmy Oliver. The Alouettes rushed for 263 yards, with Mr. Pringle gaining 199 on 23 carries. Thomas Haskins carried 6 times for 47 yards and caught 3 passes for 35, including a 14-yard touchdown reception from Mr. Calvillo. Mr. Oliver led all receivers with 131 yards on 4 receptions. A sellout crowd of 19,461 was on hand at Molson Stadium on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

Baseball
The Chicago White Sox lost 6-5 to the Minnesota Twins in 10 innings, but clinched the American League Central Division title when the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 9-0.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

September 23, 2010

120 years ago
1890

Baseball

George Nicol gave up 9 bases on balls but no hits as the St. Louis Browns whipped the Toledo Maumees 21-2 in an American Association game at Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis that was called because of darkness after 7 innings. The Browns scored 11 runs in the 3rd inning, with first baseman Jumbo Cartwright hitting a 3-run home run and a grand slam off rookie pitcher Ed Green.

100 years ago
1910

Baseball

Hal Chase replaced George Stallings as manager of the New York Yankees with 14 games remaining in the season. Mr. Stallings had been convinced that Mr. Chase, the team’s first baseman, was throwing games, but had been unable to prove it. The Yankees were in third place in the American League at the time of the managerial change with a record of 78-59.

90 years ago
1920


Baseball
The Chicago White Sox extended their wining streak to 7 with a 10-3 win over the Cleveland Indians at League Park in Cleveland to move within ½ game of the American League-leading Indians. Dickie Kerr was the winning pitcher over Jim Bagby.

80 years ago
1930


Baseball
The St. Louis Cardinals jumped to an 11-0 lead and held on for a 19-16 win over the Philadelphia Phillies at Baker Bowl in Philadelphia.

70 years ago
1940


Baseball
Claude Passeau hit a home run to help him pick up his 20th win of the season as the Chicago Cubs blanked the St. Louis Cardinals 10-0 before just 1,843 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

60 years ago
1950


Hit parade http://50.6.195.142/archives/50s_files/19500923.html
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Goodnight Irene--Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra and the Weavers (4th week at #1)
--Frank Sinatra
2 Mona Lisa--Nat King Cole
--Victor Young and his Orchestra (Don Cherry, vocal)
--Art Lund
3 Sam’s Song--Gary Crosby and Friend
--Joe "Fingers" Carr and the Carr-Hops
4 Tzena Tzena Tzena--Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra and the Weavers
--Mitch Miller and his Orchestra
--Vic Damone
5 Play a Simple Melody--Gary Crosby and Friend
--Jo Stafford
6 La Vie en Rose--Tony Martin
--Bing Crosby
--Edith Piaf
7 Can Anyone Explain? (No, No, No!)--The Ames Brothers
8 Bonaparte’s Retreat--Kay Starr
--Gene Krupa and Chicago Jazz
9 All My Love (Bolero)--Patti Page
--Percy Faith and his Orchestra
10 I Wanna Be Loved--The Andrews Sisters
--Billy Eckstine

Football
IRFU
Montreal (1-4) 12 @ Hamilton (3-2) 18
Ottawa (2-3) 15 @ Toronto (4-1) 36

7,000 fans were at Civic Stadium to see the Tiger-Cats defeat the Alouettes, while 24,398 were at Varsity Stadium to see the Argonauts defeat the Rough Riders.

WIFU
Saskatchewan (3-4) 9 @ Winnipeg (5-2) 15
Calgary (1-7) 8 @ Edmonton (6-2) 33

A capacity crowd of 8,000 filled Osborne Stadium to see the Blue Bombers defeat the Roughriders.

Mike King scored 3 touchdowns and Doug Pyzer and Jim Macrae added 1 each in the Eskimos’ rout of the Stampeders before 10,000 fans at Clarke Stadium. Annis Stukus added 3 converts and a field goal, and Ken Moore punted for 2 singles to aid the Edmonton cause.

ORFU-SIFL Exhibition
Toronto (ORFU) 42 @ University of Western Ontario (SIFL) 30

10,000 attended the game at J.W. Little Memorial Stadium in London.

Baseball
Joe DiMaggio hit a home run in the 1st inning off Mel Parnell Ed Lopat pitched a 5-hitter as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 8-0 at Fenway Park in Boston to move 3 games ahead of the third-place Red Sox in the American League pennant race.

The Detroit Tigers dropped to second place, 1 game behind the Yankees, as they lost 10-2 to the Cleveland Indians. Larry Doby hit a grand slam and Luke Easter had a 3-run triple to support the pitching of Mike Garcia.

The New York Giants moved within 3 games of the National League-leading Philadelphia Phillies as they edged the Boston Braves 4-3 in 10 innings at Braves Field. Larry Jansen went the distance to get the win. Johnny Sain took the loss in an attempt to get his 20th win of the season, but hit his 1st major league home run.

Don Newcombe outduelled Robin Roberts as the Brooklyn Dodgers edged the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2.

Joe Astroth drove in 6 runs in the 6th inning with a grand slam and a single as the Philadelphia Athletics scored 12 runs in the inning and went on to beat the Washington Nationals 16-5.

50 years ago
1960


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: Tell Laura I Love Her--Ricky Valance

40 years ago
1970


War
Syrian forces beat a retreat before Jordanian forces in the Jordanian civil war.

Economics and finance
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the cost of living rose 0.2% in August, the smallest increase in nearly two years.

Labour
Representatives of four U.S. railway unions, U.S. railroads, and the U.S. government arranged to postpone a nationwide strike for two weeks.

Disasters
India reported that 600 people had been killed and 20,000 left homeless by three weeks of rain and floods.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (5-3) 26 @ British Columbia (5-5) 14

Backup quarterback John Eckman came off the bench to direct the Hamilton offense when starter Joe Zuger broke his right wrist late in the first quarter, and completed 7 of 16 passes for 133 yards to lead the Tiger-Cats to victory before 29,787 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver. Mr. Eckman rushed 7 yards for a touchdown and handed off to Dave Fleming for a 4-yard touchdown rush. The Tiger-Cats’ other touchdown came in the 4th quarter with the team trailing 14-11. B.C. kicker Ted Gerela’s field goal attempt was blocked by John Vilunas, and Hamilton defensive back John Williams returned it 72 yards, putting the Tiger-Cats ahead 18-14 after Tommy-Joe Coffey’s convert. Mr. Coffey also converted the other Hamilton touchdowns and added a 28-yard field goal and a single off a missed 25-yard field goal attempt. He led the Hamilton receivers with 3 receptions for 79 yards; 57 of those yards came on 2 receptions that preceded Mr. Fleming’s touchdown. John Manel, who replaced Mr. Zuger as the Tiger-Cats’ punter, booted a 39-yard single in the last minute of the game. B.C. quarterback Paul Brothers completed 18 of 35 passes for 256 yards and touchdowns of 50 yards to Vic Washington and 12 yards to Jim Evenson, but also gave up 3 interceptions. Mr. Washington led all receivers with 98 yards on 4 receptions. The game was the last in the 14-year CFL career of Ernie Pitts, who had joined the Lions in 1970 after 13 seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Lions had 10 days after this game until their next one, so head coach Jackie Parker gave the players a few days off. Mr. Pitts flew to his home in Brighton, Colorado the next day, and was shot that night by his wife. She ostensibly mistook him for a burglar, but Mr. Pitts was apparently quite a tomcat.

Baseball
The San Francisco Giants scored 9 runs in the 6th inning to come from behind to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 14-10. Dick Dietz hit a grand slam in the big inning.

30 years ago
1980


War
Iraqi planes attacked Iran’s huge oil refineries at Abadan, and Iraqi troops crossed into Iran at several points. Iranian planes attacked the centre of Baghdad three times, bombing military and civilian airports, and struck at the northern Iraqi oil centres of Kirkuk and Mosul and petrochemical complexes near Basra and at Zubair. At Zubair, at least 29 people were killed, including two British and four American workers at the facility.

Energy
In the first plebiscite in the United States on nuclear energy since the accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant in Pennsylvania in 1979, voters in Maine defeated a referendum proposal to shut down the state’s only nuclear power plant, the Maine Yankee facility near Wiscasset, by 59%-41%. The eight-year-old plant produced about 1/3 of the electricity consumed in the state.

20 years ago
1990


Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (6-6) 7 @ Winnipeg (8-4) 36

Tom Burgess threw 3 touchdown passes--2 to Rick House and the other to Robert Mimbs--as the Blue Bombers avenged a 55-11 loss to the Roughriders 20 days earlier. Winnipeg defensive back Ken Hailey recovered a fumbled punt in the Saskatchewan end zone in the 1st quarter, and Warren Hudson rushed 1 yard for another Winnipeg touchdown in the 3rd quarter. Milson Jones scored the Roughriders’ touchdown on a 1-yard rush with 3:44 remaining in the game. Mr. Mimbs led all rushers with 15 carries for 90 yards. 32,177 were in attendance at Winnipeg Stadium.

10 years ago
2000


Olympics
At the Sydney Olympics, Marion Jones of the United States won the women’s 100-metre dash in 10.75 seconds, while fellow American Maurice Greene won the men’s 100-metre dash in 9.87 seconds. Miss Jones later forfeited her medals for using a banned substance.

British rower Steve Redgrave won his fifth consecutive gold medal, winning as a member of the coxless fours.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (3-8-1-1) 6 @ Hamilton (8-4-0-2) 43

Ronald Williams rushed 17 times for 150 yards and 3 touchdowns to lead the Tiger-Cats to the rout before an Ivor Wynne Stadium crowd of 13,100. Mr. Williams’ touchdown runs covered 70, 1, and 31 yards.; his longest run came on the game’s first play from scrimmage. Hamilton quarterback Danny McManus completed just 9 of 22 passes for 156 yards, but managed an 11-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Grigg in the 1st quarter. Paul Osbaldiston added 4 converts and 5 field goals as the Tiger-Cats. Troy Westwood kicked a field goals and single for the Blue Bombers, who also scored a safety touch. The Blue Bombers turned the ball over 7 times, 5 in the first half, as the Tiger-Cats built a 30-3 halftime lead.