Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Connie LeGrand and Chuck Chandler!
100 years ago
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
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Goodnight Irene--Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra and the Weavers (5th week at #1)
2 Mona Lisa--Nat King Cole
--Victor Young and his Orchestra (Don Cherry, vocal)
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
5 Play a Simple Melody--Gary Crosby and Friend
6 La Vie en Rose--Tony Martin
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
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
Toronto (4-2) 5 @ Ottawa (3-3) 15
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.
Toronto Balmy Beach (ORFU) 25 @ University of Toronto (SIFL) 12
8,000 attended the game at Varsity Stadium.
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
#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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Leaders of 70 nations gathered in New York City at the World Summit for Children.
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.
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
Television pictures of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy being gunned down in a crossfire in the Gaza Strip caused an international uproar.
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.
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.
Calgary 37 @ Alberta 17
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.
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