Sunday, 31 October 2010

October 31, 2010

125 years ago
1885


Football
ORFU
College Series
Toronto 2 @ Ottawa 19

100 years ago
1910


Football
ORFU
St. Michael's College (2-2) 7 @ Dundas (3-1) 22

60 years ago
1950


On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Halloween Hold-Up, starring Conrad Janis

Society
Earl Lloyd, a forward drafted from West Virginia State University, became the first Negro player to appear in a National Basketball Association game when he made his debut with the Washington Capitols. The Capitols folded nine weeks later and Lloyd spent the rest of his nine-year career with the Syracuse Nationals.

50 years ago
1960


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Save the Last Dance for Me--The Drifters (2nd week at #1)

40 years ago
1970


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: Woodstock--Matthews’ Southern Comfort

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I’ll Be There--The Jackson 5 (3rd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I’ll Be There--The Jackson 5 (2nd week at #1)
2 We’ve Only Just Begun--Carpenters
3 All Right Now--Free
4 Indiana Wants Me--R. Dean Taylor
5 Green-Eyed Lady--Sugarloaf
6 Fire and Rain--James Taylor
7 Cracklin’ Rosie--Neil Diamond
8 Lola--The Kinks
9 Somebody’s Been Sleeping--100 Proof Aged in Soul
10 Look What They’ve Done to My Song Ma--New Seekers

Singles entering the chart that week included Be My Baby by Andy Kim (#73); Stoned Love by the Supremes (#84); Hum Along and Dance by the Temptations (#93) (this was the B-side of Ungena Za Ulimwengu, which was at #48); Mr. Bojangles by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (#95); and It’s Impossible by Perry Como (#96).

Calgary’s top 10
1 Cracklin’ Rosie--Neil Diamond
2 Lola--The Kinks
3 I’ll Be There--The Jackson 5
4 Green-Eyed Lady--Sugarloaf
5 El Condor Pasa--Simon & Garfunkel
6 We’ve Only Just Begun--Carpenters
7 Montego Bay--Bobby Bloom
8 Yankee Lady--Jesse Winchester
9 The Circle Game--Buffy Sainte-Marie
10 It’s Only Make Believe--Glen Campbell
Pick hit of the week: Lucretia MacEvil--Blood, Sweat & Tears

Society
At an airport rally in Phoenix two days after his motorcade in San Jose, California had been pelted with rocks and eggs by youths, U.S. President Richard Nixon described the rock-throwers as "1,000 haters," and said that "appeasement" of violence was the reason why "thugs and hoodlums" had gained such prominence in American society.

War
24 U.S. soldiers in Vietnam were listed as killed during the past week as B-52s were bombing the Ho Chi Minh Trail daily.

Politics and government
South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu, addressing a joint session of the National Assembly, said that he would never accept a coalition government, and vowed to oust Communists from his country even after the end of the Vietnam War.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (4-10) 17 @ Toronto (8-6) 19

Don Jonas kicked an 18-yard field goal with 6 seconds remaining in the game to win the game and clinch second place in the Eastern Football Conference for the Argonauts. The game was dominated by the defenses, who scored or set up all the touchdowns. Toronto’s only touchdown came on a 34-yard interception return by Chip Barrett in the 2nd quarter. Mr. Jonas converted and added a 24-yard field goal. Dave Mann punted for 4 singles, and the Argonauts scored a safety touch in the 2nd quarter when Ottawa punter Bill Van Burkleo conceded. Quarterback Gary Wood passed 1 yard to Hugh Oldham in the 3rd quarter for the first Ottawa touchdown, which was set up by linebacker Dan Dever’s 83-yard return of an interception of a Tom Wilkinson pass. The Rough Riders took a 17-15 lead early in the 4th quarter when Mr. Van Burkleo intercepted a pass from Mr. Jonas and returned it 57 yards for a touchdown. Ivan MacMillan converted both Ottawa major scores. Defensive end Wayne Smith tackled Mr. Wilkinson in the Toronto end zone for a safety touch in the 2nd quarter, and Mr. Van Burkleo punted for a single in the 3rd. The winning field goal was set up when Mr. Wilkinson pitched out to receiver Jim Henderson, who completed a pass to running back Bill Symons for a 42-yard gain. The usual sellout crowd of 33,135 attended the game at CNE Stadium despite rainy weather. It was the 11th time in 14 games that the Rough Riders had played on a muddy field. The game marked the end of several Rough Rider careers, including Hall of Fame running back Ron Stewart (13 seasons) and defensive end Billy Joe Booth (9 seasons).

CIAU
Alberta (5-3) 32 @ British Columbia (0-8) 0

The game’s biggest play was a 101-yard touchdown pass from Dan McCaffery to Hart Cantelon. This was the last game for Harvey Scott as head coach of the Golden Bears; in two seasons he compiled a record of 8-6.

25 years ago
1985


On television tonight
The Twilight Zone, on CITV
Tonight’s episode: Examination Day (starring David Mendenhall); A Message From Charity (Starring Robert Duncan McNeill and Kerry Noonan).

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the deficit on merchandise trade with other countries had set a monthly record in September of $15.5 billion.

20 years ago
1990


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): I've Been Thinking About You--Londonbeat (4th week at #1)

Business
General Motors reported its greatest quarterly loss ever, $1.98 billion. GM announced that it would close four assembly plants permanently and said that five other plants might be closed.

10 years ago
2000


Space
U.S. Navy Captain William Shepherd and Soviet Cosmonauts Yuri Gidzenko and Sergei Krikalev were launched from Kazakhstan on a mission to the international space station to become the first residents of the $60-billion structure orbiting 240 miles above Earth. The station was a joint project of the United States, Russia, Canada, Brazil, Japan, and 11 European countries, but was paid for mainly by the United States. Captain Shepherd was to be the station’s first commander.

Saturday, 30 October 2010

October 30, 2010

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Angie Buan!

525 years ago
1485

Britannica

Henry VII, the first King of England from the House of Tudor, was crowned at Westminster.

170 years ago
1840


Politics and government
Voting began in the U.S. presidential election. Incumbent President and Democratic party candidate Martin Van Buren was being challenged by Whig party candidate William Henry Harrison and Liberty party candidate J.G. Birney. The voting went state-by-state, and didn't conclude until December 2.

90 years ago
1920

Football

ARU
Finals
Edmonton 18 @ Calgary 8 (Calgary won 2-game total points series 35-34)

Tommy Blades scored 2 touchdowns and punted for a rouge as the Eskimos' comeback from an 11-point deficit after the first game fell just short. Mr. Burnett scored the other Edmonton touchdown. The game was played at Hillhurst Park. The Tigers would now play the Regina Roughriders for the championship of the Western Canada Rugby Football Union.

50 years ago
1960


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: It’s Now or Never--Elvis Presley

Football
CFL
Montreal (5-9) 27 @ Toronto (10-4) 63

The Argonauts scored 35 points in the 4th quarter at CNE Stadium--tying the league record for points scored by one team in a quarter--as they clinched first place in the IRFU. Cookie Gilchrist of the Argonauts scored 27 points--23 in the 4th quarter--to win the IRFU scoring title with 115 points, 7 more than George Dixon of the Alouettes. Mr. Gilchrist was successful on 8 of 9 convert attempts.

40 years ago
1970


Hit parade
Edmonton’s top 10
1 Cracklin’ Rosie--Neil Diamond
2 Lola--The Kinks
3 El Condor Pasa--Simon & Garfunkel
4 Ain’t That Tellin' You People--The Original Caste
5 Yellow River--Christie
6 Me and Bobby McGee--Gordon Lightfoot
7 Look What They’ve Done to My Song Ma--New Seekers
8 God, Love, and Rock & Roll (We Believe)--Teegarden & Vanwinkle
9 All Right Now--Free
10 Green-Eyed Lady--Sugarloaf

The 45 of Ain’t That Tellin' You People/Sweet Chicago was one of the first records to sport the "MAPL" logo--Music by a Canadian; Artist is Canadian; Production wholly recorded in Canada; and Lyrics by a Canadian--used to identify Canadian content in order to comply with Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission quotas regarding radio airplay. The quotas didn’t actually come into effect until January 18, 1971.

On television tonight
The Interns, on CBS
Tonight's episode: The Price of Life

Crime
U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell met with 13 representatives of the nation's police chiefs, and said afterward that federal, state, and local cooperation would be sought in combatting bombings and attacks on policemen.

30 years ago
1980

Scandal

U.S. Senator Harrison Williams (Democrat--New Jersey), the only Senator caught on videotape by the FBI's Abscam sting, allegedly taking a bribe, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Brooklyn, New York on charges of bribery and conspiracy.

25 years ago
1985


Terrorism
Three Russian diplomats kidnapped in Beirut by the Islamic Liberation Organization a month earlier were freed unharmed. A fourth diplomat who had been kidnappedat the same time had been found slain on October 2. The ILO said that the Russians had been kidnapped to pressure Syria--an ally of the U.S.S.R.--to seek an end to fighting in Tripoli, Lebanon, between Muslim fundamentalists and Lebanese militiamen backed by Syria. A truce had ended the fighting in early October.

Economics and finance
The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit an all-time high of 1375.57.

10 years ago
2000

Died on this date
Steve Allen, 78
. U.S. broadcaster, author, songwriter, comedian. Mr. Allen, a man of many talents, was the original host of the Tonight show on NBC from 1954-1957. He then moved into prime time on Sunday nights with a comedy and variety show on NBC that ran at the same time that Ed Sullivan's program was on CBS; Mr. Allen drew respectable ratings. In the 1970s he conceived and hosted a program on PBS called Meeting of Minds, where actors portraying historical characters would discuss various issues. Mr. Allen wrote several thousand songs, the best-known of which is This Could Be the Start of Something. His books included The Funny Men (1956); Funny People (1981); More Funny People (1982); and Vulgarians at the Gate (2000).

Friday, 29 October 2010

October 29, 2010

100 years ago
1910

Football

IRFU
Hamilton (3-1) 14 @ Montreal (2-2) 7
Ottawa (1-3) 4 @ Toronto (2-2) 11

Canadian university
Toronto (4-0) 26 @ Ottawa (0-4) 5
McGill (1-3) 10 @ Queen’s (3-1) 14

60 years ago
1950


Football
ORFU
Windsor (2-6) 5 @ Toronto (6-2) 31

The game was played at Maple Leaf Stadium.

NFL
Pittsburgh (2-5) 7 @ Cleveland (5-2) 45

Fullback Marion Motley rushed 17 times for 188 yards to lead the Browns’ attack.

50 years ago
1960


Hit parade
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Save the Last Dance for Me--The Drifters (3rd week at #1)
2 I Want to Be Wanted--Brenda Lee
3 Chain Gang--Sam Cooke
4 Devil or Angel--Bobby Vee
5 My Heart Has a Mind of its Own--Connie Francis
6 Let’s Think About Living--Bob Luman
7 Georgia On My Mind--Ray Charles
8 Don’t Be Cruel--Bill Black’s Combo
9 You Talk Too Much--Joe Jones
10 Kiddio--Brook Benton

Among singles entering the chart were I’ll Save the Last Dance for You by Damita Jo (#77) and A Thousand Stars by Kathy Young with the Innocents (#98).

Boxing
Olympic light heavyweight gold medalist Cassius Clay made his professional debut, fighting as a heavyweight. He won a 6-round unanimous decision over Tunney Hunsaker (15-10-1) at Freedom Hall State Fairground in Louisville, Kentucky.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (9-5) 24 @ Hamilton (4-10) 26
Saskatchewan (2-12-2) 0 @ British Columbia (5-9-2) 38

12,000 fans at Civic Stadium saw the Tiger-Cats prevent the Rough Riders from capturing first place in the IRFU. Don Sutherin, recently released by the Pittsburgh Steelers, rejoined the Tiger-Cats to play his first CFL game in 2 years, and contributed 10 points.

21,114 were at Empire Stadium in Vancouver to see the Lions end their season with a shutout over the Roughriders. It was the final game for Ken Carpenter as head coach of the Roughriders; he came out of retirement as a player and joined the Denver Broncos of the American Football League to finish the season.

SIFL
Western Ontario 6 @ McGill 57

40 years ago
1970


Space
NASA revealed that American and Soviet space scientists had agreed in Moscow earlier in the week to meet alternately in Moscow and Houston to work on standardization of docking systems for each country’s spacecraft to facilitate space rescues of each others’ crews.

War
Amid reports that secret talks were under way, the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong held their hard line at the Paris peace talks and repeated their demand that the U.S. withdraw unilaterally and destroy the Saigon administration on its way out of South Vietnam.

Environment
Toxic levels of mercury were reported in the livers of Alaska fur seals, and U.S. federal officials said it wsa the first time that mercury pollution had been found in large aquatic mammals.

Society
Alabama Attorney General MacDonald Gallion filed a $21-million damage suit against the U.S. federal government for the value of Alabama schools closed by federal judges to promote desegregation. Mr. Gallion contended that the closings amounted to taking property without compensation.

20 years ago
1990


War
The United Nations Security Council voted 13-0 with 2 abstentions to pass a resolution warning Iraq that "further measures" might be taken under the UN Charter--by implication, including military action. In separate statements, U.S. President George Bush and U.S. Secretary of State James Baker warned that in light of barbarous acts by the Iraqis in Kuwait, the use of force remained a possibility.

10 years ago
2000


Football
CFL
Montreal (12-5) 31 @ Calgary (12-4-1) 32

Terry Baker missed a 39-yard field goal attempt with 2 seconds remaining in regulation time, and it went for a single point, leaving the Alouettes 1 point short. The kick came just 37 seconds after Mark McLoughlin had kicked a 23-yard field goal to put the Stampeders ahead. The Stampeders led 25-15 at halftime, with no touchdowns being scored in the second half. Calgary quarterback Dave Dickenson completed 28 of 40 passes for 352 yards and a 15-yard touchdown to Travis Moore with 26 seconds remaining in the 2nd quarter. Mr. Dickenson also rushed 8 times for 36 yards and a touchdown, while centre Jamie Crysdale returned a Montreal fumble 1 yard for the only touchdown of his CFL career. Mr. McLoughlin added 3 converts, 3 field goals, and a single, and Tony Martino punted for a single. Montreal quarterback Anthony Calvillo completed 15 of 29 passes for 270 yards and a 38-yard touchdown to Alfonzo Browning in the 2nd quarter. Mr. Baker converted and added 7 field goals and 3 singles. Mike Pringle of the Alouettes led all rushers with 82 yards on 16 carries, while Mr. Moore led all receivers with 116 yards on 6 receptions. McMahon Stadium had had bleachers installed in preparation for hosting the Grey Cup, and 45,010 packed the stands for what was anticipated as a Grey Cup preview.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

October 28, 2010

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Mona Bernales!

120 years ago
1890

Baseball

World Series
Louisville Colonels 6 @ Brooklyn Bridegrooms 2 (Best-six-of-ten series tied 3-3-1)

The Colonels defeated the Bridegrooms 6-2 before just 300 fans at Washington Park. Red Ehret pitched a complete game to win for the Colonels, while Tom Lovett went the distance in taking his second loss of the Series. With poor attendance and poor weather, the Series was called off after this game, with no champion decided.

70 years ago
1940


On the radio
Two years after Orson Welles had broadcast an adaptation of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds for Mercury Theater on the Air, the two men met in San Antonio, Texas, and appeared together in the broadcast studio of KTSA for an interview.

War
Italy invaded Greece during World War II.

60 years ago
1950


Hit parade http://50.6.195.142/archives/50s_files/19501028.html
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Goodnight Irene--Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra and the Weavers (9th week at #1)
--Frank Sinatra
2 Mona Lisa--Nat King Cole
--Victor Young and his Orchestra (Don Cherry, vocal)
--Art Lund
3 All My Love (Bolero)--Patti Page
--Percy Faith and his Orchestra
--Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians
--Bing Crosby
4 Sam’s Song--Gary Crosby and Friend
--Joe "Fingers" Carr and the Carr-Hops
5 Our Lady of Fatima--Richard Hayes and Kitty Kallen
--Red Foley
6 Can Anyone Explain? (No, No, No!)--The Ames Brothers
7 La Vie en Rose--Tony Martin
--Bing Crosby
--Edith Piaf
8 Harbor Lights--Sammy Kaye and his "Swing and Sway" Orchestra
--Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians
--Ray Anthony and his Orchestra
9 Bonaparte’s Retreat--Kay Starr
--Gene Krupa and Chicago Jazz
10 Play a Simple Melody--Gary Crosby and Friend
--Jo Stafford

Football
IRFU
Montreal (5-6) 18 @ Hamilton (6-5) 29
Ottawa (4-6-1) 7 @ Toronto (6-4-1) 30

ORFU
Sarnia (4-4) 10 @ Windsor (2-5) 13

WIFU
Semi-Final
Edmonton 24 @ Saskatchewan 1

Mike King rushed for 2 touchdowns and Lindy Berry passed to Rollin Prather for the other. Annis Stukus added 3 converts and 2 field goals. This was the first playoff game won by the Eskimos since rejoining the WIFU in 1949, and the first playoff win by an Edmonton team outside Alberta since 1922. Attendance at Taylor Field in Regina was 8,000. This was the final game for Fred Grant as coach of the Roughriders.

50 years ago
1960


On television tonight
The Twilight Zone, on CBS
Tonight’s episode: A Thing About Machines, starring Richard Haydn

40 years ago
1970


Diplomacy
Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban in an address to the United Nations General Assembly, stressed Israel’s insistence that Egypt pull back missiles from the cease-fire zone along the Suez Canal before Israel would rejoin peace negotiations.

Politics and government
Japan’s governing Liberal-Democratic party re-elected Prime Minister Eisaku Sato as the party president for a fourth teo-year term, assuring his continuance in office as the head of government. If Mr. Sato served out his term, his eight years as Prime Minister would set a record for Japan.

Law
A U.S. federal judge in Washington permanently banned official government publication or distribution of a House of Representatives committee report listing "radical" campus speakers. However, the judge approved private distribution of the list.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (9-7) 10 @ Saskatchewan (13-2) 34

R.C. Gamble, recently released by the Eskimos, rushed 16 times for 90 yards and 2 touchdowns in his first game as a Roughrider. Silas McKinnie also rushed for 2 touchdowns as Saskatchewan built a 31-0 halftime lead. The Eskimos finally got on the scoreboard early in the 3rd quarter when Dave Cutler, with a 30 miles-per-hour wind behind him, kicked a 59-yard field goal, 1 yard longer than the previous record, set by Bill Mitchell of the Eskimos in 1964. Rusty Clark, who took over from starting quarterback Don Trull to begin the 3rd quarter, completed 14 of 20 passes and rushed 1 yard for the Eskimos’ only touchdown in the 4th quarter, converted by Dave Cutler. The Eskimos drove to the Saskatchewan 1-yard line late in the game, but Mr. Cutler was stopped in an attempt to run the ball over for a touchdown on the game’s final play. It was the closest that he ever came to scoring a touchdown in his 16-year CFL career; the field goal remained the longest of his career, and stood as a league record for more than a decade. Saskatchewan’s Jack Abendschan converted 3 of the Roughriders’ touchdowns and added 2 field goals and a single. Only 10,696 fans attended the game at Taylor Field in Regina on a cold Wednesday night. It was the 6th straight win for the Roughriders, who ended the Eskimos’ 7-game winning streak.

30 years ago
1980


Abominations
The Canadian federal government of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau announced the National Energy Program, a program of confiscating through taxation revenue from oil that, according to the Natural Resources Transfer Agreement of 1930, legally belonged to the province of Alberta. The NEP would ostensibly increase national ownership, restrain energy costs, and make the country self-sufficient in energy by 1990. The announced policies did grant a concession to the western provinces by abandoning a proposal to tax gas exports to the United States, which would have cut directly into provincial revenues.

20 years ago
1990


World events
Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein cancelled the rationing of gasoline and fired his oil minister, saying he had made a miscalculation. Some observers thought that the original announcement was a ruse to make it appear that sanctions were working so that a military attack on Iraq would not be necessary.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (11-6) 18 @ Ottawa (7-10) 27
Toronto (9-8) 31 @ Saskatchewan (9-8) 33
Hamilton (6-11) 15 @ Edmonton (10-7) 25

The Rough Riders recovered 3 Blue Bomber fumbles and made an interception as they improved their chances of making the playoffs for the first time in 5 years. Reggie Barnes rushed 21 times for 85 yards--including a 3-yard touchdown in the 1st quarter--and caught 3 passes for 44 yards to lead the Ottawa offense. Damon Allen completed 15 of 28 passes for 221 yards, including a 46-yard completion to David Williams in the 2nd quarter for the other Ottawa touchdown. Mr. Williams led the Rough Riders with 101 yards on 5 receptions. Dean Dorsey added 2 converts and 4 field goals, and Terry Baker punted 82 yards for a single to complete the Ottawa scoring. Tom Burgess completed a 31-yard pass to Eric Streater in the 1st quarter for the first Winnipeg touchdown, and Robert Mimbs rushed 2 yards for the other Blue Bomber touchdown with 42 seconds remaining in the game. Trevor Kennerd converted the first touchdown and added a field goal and 2 singles. A 2-point convert attempt on the last touchdown was unsuccessful. Mr. Mimbs rushed for 68 yards on 18 carries to lead the Blue Bombers, while Perry Tuttle gained 85 yards on 2 pass receptions. Mr. Burgess completed 14 of 29 passes for 239 yards, while backup quarterback Danny McManus was just 1 for 8 for 24 yards. 18,216 fans showed up at Lansdowne Park on a wet day.

Dave Ridgway’s fourth field goal of the game, a 47-yard kick on the last play of regulation time, gave the Roughriders their win over the Argos before 26,139 happy fans at Taylor Field. The winning kick came just 43 seconds after Toronto had tied the game on a 6-yard touchdown pass from Rickey Foggie to Jeff Boyd and a 2-point convert pass from Mr. Foggie to Mr. Boyd. Toronto head coach Don Matthews was upset by a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness called against his team that kept the Roughriders’ final drive alive. The Roughriders twice had 10-point leads in the game--10-0 and 30-20, while the Argos led 20-13 at halftime. Saskatchewan quarterback Kent Austin opened the scoring with a 1-yard touchdown run in the 1st quarter. Mr. Ridgway converted and added a 47-yard field goal before Lance Chomyc got the Argos on the scoreboard with an 11-yard field goal on the last play of the quarter. The Argos went ahead in the 2nd quarter on a 64-yard touchdown pass from Mr. Foggie to Randy Marriott and an 8-yard touchdown run by Mr. Foggie, both converted by Mr. Chomyc. Mr. Ridgway kicked a 22-yard field goal with 1:57 remaining in the quarter, but Mr. Chomyc kicked a 17-yard field goal on the last play of the half. The Roughriders did all the scoring in the 3rd quarter on a 40-yard touchdown rush by Orville Lee and a 20-yard touchdown pass by running back Lucius Floyd to Don Narcisse. Mr. Ridgway converted both majors and added a 12-yard field goal in the first minute of the 4th quarter to give Saskatchewan a 30-20 lead. Mr. Chomyc kicked a 35-yard field goal to make the score 30-23, setting the stage for the last-minute excitement. Mr. Austin directed a balanced attack, as the Roughriders rushed for 200 yards and passed for 220. Milson Jones led the Saskatchewan ground game with 100 yards on 15 carries, and Mr. Lee added 58 on just 4 carries. Ray Elgaard led the Roughriders’ receivers with 6 catches for 47 yards. Mr. Austin completed just 18 of 39 passes for 170 yards and 2 interceptions. Mr. Foggie completed 13 of 29 passes for 235 yards and rushed 9 times for 121 yards. Mr. Boyd led all receivers with 81 yards on 4 receptions. The Saskatchewan defense held Argos’ star Mike "Pinball" Clemons to 16 yards on 4 rushes and 6 yards on 1 pass reception. Mr. Ridgway’s performance gave him two single-season CFL records: 57 field goals and 223 points, with 1 game remaining to add to his totals.

The Edmonton defense held the Tiger-Cats to 7 first downs and 190 yards net offense and made 3 interceptions as the Eskimos ended a 4-game losing streak before 27,434 fans on a sunny Sunday afternoon at Commonwealth Stadium. Ray Macoritti kicked 5 field goals, a convert, and 3 singles as the Eskimos came back from an 11-3 2nd-quarter deficit. Edmonton quarterback Tracy Ham directed an offense that amassed 28 first downs, 268 yards rushing, and 463 yards net offense, but could manage just 1 touchdown--a 22-yard pass from Mr. Ham to Keith Wright at 4:35 of the 4th quarter. Hamilton’s touchdown came in the 2nd quarter on a 75-yard pass from Mike Kerrigan to Earl Winfield on the first play after Mr. Macoritti had kicked a 27-yard field goal to reduce the Tiger-Cats’ lead to 4-3. Paul Osbaldiston converted Mr. Winfield’s touchdown and added 2 field goals and 2 singles. Michael Soles led the Eskimos’ rushing attack with 104 yards on 19 carries, while Mr. Ham rushed 14 times for 101 yards and Blake Marshall added 47 on 13 carries. The Eskimos limited the Tiger-Cats, to just 13 yards on 13 rushing plays. Mr. Winfield led all receivers with 127 yards on 4 receptions, while Craig Ellis led the Eskimos with 7 receptions for 111 yards. Mr. Ham completed just 14 of 34 passes for 195 yards and an interception, but he still had a better day than Mr. Kerrigan, who played the entire game despite completing just 8 of 32 passes for 177 yards and 3 interceptions. The Eskimos controlled the ball almost twice as long as the Tiger-Cats did--the difference in time of possession was 39:13 to 20:47. Hamilton’s attack was limited by the absence of 2 key players: running back Derrick McAdoo, who didn’t make the trip to Edmonton, and wide receiver Tony Champion, who was scratched from the lineup after being taken to hospital the night before the game with an inflamed gall bladder. David Adams, who replaced Mr. McAdoo, left with a pulled hamstring in the 1st quarter after rushing 3 times for 4 yards and catching 1 pass for 6.

10 years ago
2000


Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (5-11-1) 54 @ Edmonton (10-7-0-1) 52 (OT)
Hamilton (8-9-0-2) 22 @ British Columbia (7-10-0-1) 28

Paul McCallum kicked a 52-yard field goal with 42 seconds remaining in regulation time to tie the game 30-30 and then kicked a 43-yard field goal on the last play of the 4th possession of overtime to give the Roughriders their second win of the season at Commonwealth Stadium, the first time since 1969 that Saskatchewan had won 2 games in Edmonton in the same season. Marvin Graves, replacing the injured Henry Burris at quarterback for the Roughriders, completed 13 of 24 passes for 229 yards and touchdowns to Curtis Marsh, Chris Szarka, and Dan Farthing, with the last 2 coming on the 2nd and 3rd possessions of overtime. Mr. Graves also rushed 6 times for 28 yards, including a 1-yard touchdown on the 1st overtime possession. Linebacker Trevis Smith scored a Saskatchewan touchdown on a 13-yard fumble return early in the 4th quarter, and Demetris Bendross scored later in the quarter on a 91-yard kickoff return, tying Eric Blount’s single-season CFL record with 2 touchdowns on kickoff returns. Mr. McCallum added 6 converts and 4 field goals. Saskatchewan running back Darren Davis chewed up the Edmonton defense for 220 yards on 20 carries; Mr. Bendross led the Roughriders’ receivers with 72 yards on 3 receptions. Edmonton quarterback Nealon Greene continued his fine late-season play, rushing 11 times for 116 yards and completing 25 of 36 passes for 341 yards and 3 touchdowns. Kez McCorvey and Terry Vaughn caught touchdown passes from Mr. Greene in the 4th quarter, and Mr. McCorvey caught another touchdown pass on the 1st possession of overtime. Mark Nohra rushed 22 times for 101 yards and 2 touchdowns--a 1-yard run in the 2nd quarter and a 20-yard run on the 3rd possession of overtime. Shawn Daniels scored the other Edmonton touchdown on a 1-yard rush on the 2nd possession of overtime. Sean Fleming added 6 converts and 3 field goals, but his 30-yard attempt on the 4th overtime possession was wide for a single, enabling the Roughriders to win the game with Mr. McCallum’s last kick. Mr. Vaughn led all receivers with 12 receptions for 162 yards; Mr. McCorvey, whose touchdowns were his 14th and 15th of the season, caught 7 passes for 111 yards. 34,218 were in attendance to see the final game in the Hall of Fame career of Henry "Gizmo" Williams of the Eskimos, the greatest punt returner in CFL history. He returned 2 kickoffs for 63 yards, but strained a hip flexor while returning a punt for 13 yards in the 2nd quarter, and left the field for the last time. Mr. Williams played professional football for 16 seasons, 14 of them in the CFL--all with the Eskimos. His 26 touchdowns on punt returns remains a CFL regular season record.

Damon Allen completed 26 of 35 passes for 345 yards and 3 touchdowns and passed Ron Lancaster to become the CFL’s career leader in passing yardage. Mr. Allen’s touchdown tosses covered 52 yards to Jimmy Oliver in the 1st quarter; 45 yards to Alfred Jackson in the 2nd quarter; and 14 yards to Simon Baffoe in the 4th quarter. The touchdown pass to Mr. Jackson was the play that gave Mr. Allen 50,580 yards passing in a 16-year career. Sean Millington rushed 1 yard in the 2nd quarter for the other B.C. touchdown, all of which were converted by Lui Passaglia. Paul Osbaldiston’s 4 field goals accounted for all of Hamilton’s scoring until the last minute of the game, when backup quarterback Cody Ledbetter completed a 19-yard touchdown pass to Mike Juhasz and then threw to Darren Flutie for a 2-point convert. Mr. Passaglia conceded a safety touch on the last play of the game to complete the scoring. Mr. Millington led all rushers with 70 yards on 15 carries; Ronald Williams led the Tiger-Cats with 10 caries for 36 yards. Mr. Oliver caught 6 passes for 112 yards, and Mr. Jackson 5 for 94. Mr. Flutie led the Tiger-Cats with 7 receptions for 83 yards. Hamilton starting quarterback Danny McManus had a terrible game, completing just 5 of 18 passes for 38 yards and an interception. Mr. Ledbetter was 12 for 20 for 153 yards and 3 interceptions. Mr. Lancaster was on hand to see his record broken, since he was head coach of the Tiger-Cats. B.C.’s win eliminated the Saskatchewan Roughriders from playoff contention. Attendance at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver was 21,303.

CIAU
Regina 28 @ Alberta 10

This was supposed to be the second half of a football doubleheader at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, but the University of Alberta screwed things up in typical fashion, and the game was played at Varsity Stadium at exactly the same time as the Eskimos’ game, thus preventing those of us with tickets for both games from seeing both games. This was the final football game played at Varsity Stadium.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

October 27, 2010

120 years ago
1890


Baseball
World Series
Louisville Colonels 9 @ Brooklyn Bridegrooms 8 (Brooklyn led best-six-of-ten series 3-2-1)

The Colonels edged the Bridegrooms before just 600 fans at Washington Park. Scott Stratton started on the mound for the Colonels and was the winning pitcher, with relief help from Red Ehret. Adonis Terry pitched a complete game for the Bridegrooms.

80 years ago
1930

On the radio

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Clive Brook and Leigh Lovell, on NBC
Tonight's episode: A Scandal in Bohemia

Mr. Brook replaced William Gillette as Sherlock Holmes for two episodes--this was his first--before Richard Gordon took over the role.

75 years ago
1935


Baseball
In Mexico City, a team of American League all-stars defeated the Negro League champion Pittsburgh Crawfords 7-2 in the third in a series of exhibition games. Rogers Hornsby drove in 3 runs off losing pitcher Bert Hunter.

70 years ago
1940


On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, on NBC
Tonight’s episode: The Red-Headed League

60 years ago
1950


World events
The British intelligence agency MI5 was enlisted in the hunt for missing Italian atomic scientist Bruno Pontecorvo, formerly of Harwell atomic research station in Oxfordshire, who had arrived in Finland with his family at the beginning of September and was now feared to have defected to the U.S.S.R.

50 years ago
1960


Baseball
The American League gave Calvin Griffith permission to move the Washington Senators to the Minneapolis-St. Paul area for the 1961 season. Los Angeles was granted an expansion franchise.

40 years ago
1970


Terrorism
A Soviet aircraft was hijacked by two of the three passengers aboard the four-seat plane. The hijackers tied up the pilot and landed the plane themselves at a Turkish airport.

30 years ago
1980


Economics and finance
The United States Labor Department reported that productivity in the private sector had increased at an annual rate of 1.4% in the third quarter of 1980. It was the first quarterly rise in productivity in 1½ years and an indication of the ability of the economy to withstand inflationary pressures.

25 years ago
1985


Crime
Five gunmen robbed the Marmottan Museum in Paris, stealing nine Impressionist paintings valued at US$12.5 million. The paintings included Claude Monet's Impression Sunrise and Pierre Auguste Renoir's Bathers.

Labour
United Automobile Workers in the United States ratified an agreement with Chrysler Corporation that provided for wage increases and a lump-sum payment from 2-3% through 1987.

Football
CFL
Montreal (7-8) 17 @ Toronto (5-10) 3
British Columbia (12-3) 42 @ Edmonton (10-5) 29

The Concordes scored 2 touchdowns in the last 2 minutes and 46 seconds of the game to defeat the Argonauts and eliminate them from playoff contention. Roy Kurtz kicked a 37-yard field goal for Montreal in the 1st quarter, while Hank Ilesic punted for singles in each of the first 3 quarters. The Argonauts had chances to score, but a 27-yard field goal attempt by Lance Chomyc was blocked in the 2nd quarter, and a few minutes later, Toronto quarterback Condredge Holloway marched the team from their own 24-yard line to the Montreal 19, but Greg Holmes fumbled after catching a pass, and the Concordes recovered. Turner Gill, who replaced Joe Barnes at quarterback after the starter left with an ankle injury in the 2nd quarter, drove the Concordes downfield and handed off to Tony Johns for a 7-yard touchdown run, converted by Mr. Kurtz, with 2:46 remaining, for the game’s first touchdown. The Argonauts came up short on a third-down gamble, and Montreal put the game away with a 60-yard touchdown rush by Alan Reid, converted by Mr. Kurtz, with 56 seconds remaining. It was a successful debut for Gary Durchik, who had taken over as head coach of the Concordes a few days earlier when general manager Joe Galat had fired head coach Joe Galat. Mr. Reid led all rushers with 90 yards on 12 carries, while Mr. Johns rushed 8 times for 46 yards and caught 8 passes for 79. Walter Bender led the Argonauts with 50 yards on 11 carries. Terry Greer caught 5 passes for 106 yards and passed Dick Shatto to become the Argonauts’ career leader with 6,713 yards receiving. Mr. Greer’s last reception of the game was the 400th of his CFL career. Mr. Gill completed 21 of 30 passes for 176 yards, while Mr. Barnes was 5 for 10 for 59 yards. Mr. Holloway was 19 for 33 for 251 yards. 28,837 were in attendance at Exhibition Stadium.

Roy Dewalt threw touchdown passes to Merv Fernandez and Jim Sandusky in the last 7½ minutes of the 4th quarter as the Lions eliminated the Eskimos from contention for first place in the Western Division before 48,193 fans at Commonwealth Stadium. Mr. Dewalt, playing one of the best games of his career, completed touchdown passes of 36 and 20 yards to Mr. Fernandez in the 1st quarter and another of 13 yards to John Pankratz in the 2nd quarter as the Lions built a 28-7 halftime lead. The Eskimos drew first blood on a 38-yard touchdown pass from Matt Dunigan to Chris Woods, converted by Tom Dixon, at 9:57 of the 1st quarter. The Lions then took control, scoring 14 points in each of the first 2 quarters. The 2nd quarter belonged to Lui Passaglia: he scored a single; rushed 68 yards on a fake punt to set up Mr. Pankratz’s touchdown; converted the touchdown; kicked a 42-yard field goal with 2:07 remaining until halftime; and kicked another 42-yard field goal with 2 seconds left. The Eskimos came to life in the 2nd half; Mr. Dunigan rushed 7 yards for a touchdown at 6:45 of the 3rd quarter, and Mr. Dixon converted and punted for a single to make the score 28-15 after 3 quarters. Mr. Dunigan then connected with Brian Kelly for a 12-yard touchdown pass at 1:13 of the 4th quarter, and followed with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Milson Jones at 3:40. Mr. Dixon converted both, giving the Eskimos a 29-28 lead. However, Mr. Dewalt completed a 10-yard touchdown pass to Mr. Fernandez, converted by Mr. Passaglia, at 7:40, and put the game away with a 68-yard touchdown pass to Mr. Sandusky, converted by Mr. Passaglia, at 12:17. Mr. Dewalt completed 21 of 32 passes for 302 yards and 5 touchdowns; Mr. Dunigan was 19 for 34 for 246 yards and 3 touchdowns. Mr. Fernandez, who became only the second visiting player to catch 3 touchdown passes in a game at Commonwealth Stadium (Eugene Goodlow of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers did it in 1982), caught 6 passes for 124 yards; Mr. Sandusky caught 4 for 100. Mr. Woods led the Eskimos with 6 catches for 92 yards, while Mr. Kelly caught 6 for 83. Mr. Dunigan led all rushers with 83 yards on 11 carries; Mr. Passaglia and John Henry White each had 68 yards rushing for the Lions, although it took Mr. White 16 carries to reach that total. Keyvan Jenkins, the Lions’ leading rusher, left early in the game with a season-ending knee injury after carrying 3 times for 4 yards, and finished the season with 964 yards.

Baseball
World Series
St. Louis Cardinals 0 @ Kansas City Royals 11 (Kansas City won best-of-seven series 4-3)

The Royals scored 2 runs in the 2nd inning, 3 in the 3rd, and 6 in the 5th, and Bret Saberhagen pitched a 5-hitter for his second complete game victory of the World Series as the Royals routed the Cardinals before 41,658 fans at Royals Stadium to win the first World Series in the team’s history. St. Louis ace John Tudor lasted just 2 1/3 innings, and was succeeded by 6 relief pitchers. Daryl Motley hit the game’s only home run, with a man on base.

20 years ago
1990


Hit parade
U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I Don’t Have the Heart--James Ingram
2 Black Cat--Janet Jackson
3 Ice Ice Baby--Vanilla Ice
4 Praying for Time--George Michael
5 Suicide Blonde--INXS
6 Giving You the Benefit--Pebbles
7 Everybody Everybody--Black Box
8 Love Takes Time--Mariah Carey
9 Can’t Stop--After 7
10 Close to You--Maxi Priest

Entering the chart at #50 was Freedom by George Michael.

Economics and finance
The United States Senate voted 54-45 and the House of Representatives 228-200 to approve a bill designed to reduce deficits by nearly $500 billion over five years. A majority of Republican members of both houses opposed the bill, but President George Bush said he would sign it. Under the bill, the top tax rate would rise from 28%-31%, and exemptions for upper-income Americans would be phased out. The gasoline tax would jump from 9 cents per gallon to 14c, and the cigarette tax would rise from 16c-24c per pack. The tax on a six-pack of beer would double to 32c. A luxury tax would be imposed on aircraft, cars, boats, furs, and jewellery.

Environment
The United States Congress passed the 1990 Clean Air Act, a comprehensive updating of the original Clean Air Act of 1970. The bill, which President George Bush said he would sign, set an oerall annual level of emissions of sulfur dioxide from power plants at less than half of current emissions, with a target date of 2000. In another effort to eliminate acid rain, nitrogen oxide emissions would be cut by 1/3. Oil companies would be required to develop new types of gasoline that burn more cleanly, and cities would have to reduce concentration of ozone, a component of smog. The bill would halt production of chemicals that threatened the earth's ozone shield.

Football
CFL
Calgary (10-6-1) 54 @ British Columbia (5-11-1) 29

Danny Barrett threw 4 touchdown passes in the 1st half as the Stampeders jumped out to a 39-10 lead after just 5 minutes and 6 seconds of the 2nd quarter, and coasted from there. Derrick Crawford caught 2 of Mr. Barrett's touchdown strikes and caught another touchdown pass from backup quarterback Rick Worman in the 4th quarter. David McCrary returned an interception 17 yards for a Calgary touchdown in the 1st quarter, and Tony Cherry rushed 1 yard for another Calgary touchdown on the last play of the 3rd quarter. Mark McLoughlin added 7 converts, a field goal, and 2 singles. Lorenzo Graham rushed for 2 B.C. touchdowns, while third-string quarterback Major Harris completed a 15-yard pass to Tony Hunter with 1:02 remaining in the game for his first CFL touchdown pass. Tony Martino added a convert, 3 field goals, and a single. The Lions were unsuccessful on 2-point convert attempts on their last 2 touchdowns. Mr. Barrett completed 12 of 22 passes for 268 yards; Mr. Worman was 3 for 3 for 57 yards, and Terrence Jones was 3 for 4 for 32. B.C. quarterbacks Doug Flutie, Joe Paopao, and Mr. Harris combined to complete 17 of 39 passes for 278 yards. B.C.'s Jay Christensen led all receivers with 6 receptions for 139 yards. Mr. Crawford led the Stampeders with 110 yards on 4 receptions, while PeeWee Smith caught 3 for 90 and Mr. Pitts caught 5 for 67. 22,668 were in attendance at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver.

10 years ago
2000


World events
Turmoil in Ivory Coast subsided after Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara, rivals for the presidency of the country, met. The death toll in fighting by various factions over the previous few days was put at 155, with at least 40 men found shot to death at one site.

Terrorism
Royal Canadian Mounted Police in British Columbia charged a Vancouver businessman and a millworker from Kamloops with first-degree murder in connection with the 1985 bombing of an Air India jetliner that killed 329 people.

Crime
Hackers broke into Microsoft Corporation's computer nwtwork and gained access to blueprints for the comapny's latest software. The hacker had high-level access for 12 days.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (6-10-1-1) 31 @ Toronto (6-10-1) 32

Noel Prefontaine's 59-yard punt single with 20 seconds remaining gave the Argonauts the win and kept their playoff hopes alive before 18,473 fans at SkyDome. Mr. Prefontaine punted from the Winnipeg 47-yard line, and Winnipeg’s Albert Johnson fielded the ball 12 yards deep in his end zone and attempted to dive across the goal line to prevent a single point. Toronto’s Brad Elberg hit Mr. Johnson in midair and barely prevented him from succeeding. Winnipeg quarterback Khari Jones completed just 14 of 35 passes but produced 348 yards and 4 touchdowns. Milt Stegall, who caught 7 passes for 186 yards, scored on passes of 44 and 56 yards. Geroy Simon caught a 28-yard pass from Mr. Jones in the 1st quarter for the game’s first score, and Mr. Johnson caught a 73-yard touchdown pass from Mr. Jones in the 2nd quarter as the Blue Bombers built a 21-10 halftime lead. Toronto quarterback Kerwin Bell rushed 9 yards for a touchdown in the 2nd quarter and completed touchdown passes of 29 yards to Andre Kirwan, 49 yards to Tyrone Brown, and 21 yards to Mookie Mitchell in the second half. Jacob Marini converted all 4 Argonaut touchdowns and added a field goal, while Troy Westwood did the same for the Blue Bombers. Mr. Mitchell led the Argonauts with 8 receptions for 122 yards, while Mr. Johnson added to Winnipeg’s total with 114 yards on 3 receptions. Michael Jenkins of the Argonauts rushed 18 times for 129 yards and caught 3 passes for 31. Cory Philpot accounted for all of Winnipeg’s ground game with 38 yards on 11 carries.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

October 26, 2010

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Sveta!

75 years ago
1935

Football

IRFU
Hamilton (4-2) 10 @ Ottawa (2-4) 3
Montreal (0-6) 12 @ Toronto (6-0) 18

Baseball
Rogers Hornsby drove in 3 runs as a team of American League all-stars defeated the Negro League champion Pittsburgh Crawfords 11-7 in the second in a series of exhibition games in Mexico City.

70 years ago
1940


Football
IRFU
Hamilton (1-3) 12 @ Montreal (1-3) 7
Ottawa (3-1) 9 @ Toronto (3-1) 11

Baseball
Hank Greenberg of the Detroit Tigers was named the Most Valuable Player in the American League for 1940. Cleveland Indians’ pitcher Bob Feller was second in the voting.

60 years ago
1950


Baseball
New York Yankees’ shortstop Phil Rizzuto was named the Most Valuable Player in the American League for 1950. Billy Goodman of the Boston Red Sox finished a distant second in the voting.

Branch Rickey resigned as president of the Brooklyn Dodgers, to be succeeded by Walter O’Malley.

40 years ago
1970


Diplomacy
Turkey and the United States received protests from the Soviet Union over the violation of Soviet air space by a U.S. Army plane the previous week. The protest indicated that the plane’s incursion was not accidental, and it termed the act a "hostile" one that could have grave consequences. There was no hint whether the plane and the four men in it, including two generals, would be returned.

Economics and finance
Professor Paul Samuelson of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Science for 1970 for his efforts in raising "the level of scientific analysis in economic theory."

Boxing
Former world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, in his first fight in 3½ years, scored a 3-round technical knockout over Jerry Quarry in Atlanta. On the undercard, Eddie "Bossman" Jones knocked out Willis Earls in the 7th round of another heavyweight bout.

30 years ago
1980


War
Tehran radio reported that an Iraqi missile attack had killed 100 people at Dizful, Iran.

Track and field
Alberto Salazar won the New York City Marathon in 2 hours, 9 minutes, 41 seconds.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (7-7-1) 20 @ Toronto (6-9) 38
Montreal (8-7) 25 @ Winnipeg (10-5) 26
Calgary (8-7) 34 @ Edmonton (12-3) 25

The Argonauts scored 32 of their 38 points with a 30 miles-per-hour wind at their backs in the 1st and 4th quarters. Toronto quarterback Mark Jackson completed 12 of 19 passes for 176 yards and touchdowns to Paul Pearson and Dave Newman, and rushed 6 times for 40 yards and a touchdown. Terry Metcalf also rushed for an Argonaut touchdown. Zenon Andrusyshyn added 4 converts, 3 field goals, and a single. Larry Key, who led all rushers with 80 yards on 14 carries, rushed 9 yards for the only B.C. touchdown early in the 2nd quarter. Lui Passaglia converted and added 3 field goals, a punt single, and 3 singles on missed field goals. Elliott Walker, in his first CFL game, led the Toronto ground attack with 63 yards on 15 carries. Mr. Pearson led all receivers with 124 yards on 7 receptions. Attendance at Exhibition Stadium was 30,175.

Trevor Kennerd missed an 11-yard field goal attempt with 38 seconds remaining in the game, but it went through the end zone for a single to give the Blue Bombers their 9th win their last 10 games. The winning point was set up by Paul Bennett’s 35-yard punt return to the Montreal 15-yard line. The Blue Bombers jumped to a 14-0 lead with just over 11 minutes gone on a 3-yard touchdown rush by William Miller and a 10-yard pass from Dieter Brock to Mike Holmes, both converted by Mr. Kennerd. Tom Cousineau blocked a Bob Cameron punt, and Gene Belliveau returned it 11 yards for an Alouette touchdown on the last play of the 1st quarter. Gerry McGrath converted and kicked a single on the kickoff to open the 2nd quarter. The teams then exchanged touchdowns: Skip Walker rushed 5 yards for Montreal, and Mr. Brock threw another 10-yard pass, this one to Rick House. Gerry Dattilio completed a 37-yard touchdown pass to David Green early in the 3rd quarter, and Mr. McGrath’s convert put the Alouettes ahead 22-21 after 3 quarters. Mr. Kennerd missed a 12-yard field goal for a single early in the 4th quarter to tie the game, but connected from 35 yards to put Winnipeg ahead 25-22 at 6:03. Exactly 3 minutes later the game was tied again when Mr. McGrath kicked a 15-yard field goal; the Alouettes had just inches to go on third down from the Winnipeg 8-yard line, but elected to go for the field goal. Mr. Green led all rushers with 92 yards on 19 carries, and added 87 yards on 5 pass receptions. Mr. Miller led the Blue Bombers with 18 rushes for 83 yards. Mr. Holmes led the Winnipeg receivers with 65 yards on 6 receptions. Mr. House caught 6 for 53, and Larry Douglas, playing his first CFL game, caught 4 for 57. Mr. Dattilio completed 12 of 22 passes for 214 yards, but gave up interceptions to James Reed, Reggie Pierson, Charles Williams, and Mr. Bennett. Mr. Brock completed 16 of 30 passes for 170 yards and an interception. 26,352 fans were in attendance at Winnipeg Stadium.

The Eskimos took an early 17-0 lead over the Stampeders before 43,346 fans at snow-covered Commonwealth Stadium but then went to sleep and allowed the Stampeders to score 34 of the next 35 points as they became the first visiting team to win 2 games in that stadium in the same season. Quarterback Ken Johnson directed the comeback, finishing with 16 completions in 32 passes for 293 yards and touchdowns of 28 yards to Willie Burden, 50 yards to Willie Armstead, and 11 yards to Ron Robinson. Mr. Johnson also rushed 4 times for 23 yards and a touchdown. J.T. Hay converted all 4 major scores and added 2 field goals. Mr. Armstead’s touchdown, which put the Stampeders ahead to stay in the 3rd quarter, was the big play of the game, coming on a third down and 1 yard-to-go gamble. Dave Cutler kicked an early field goal to begin the scoring and then quarterback Warren Moon completed touchdown passes to Tom Scott and Danny Buggs before being relieved by Tom Wilkinson. The veteran was mostly ineffective, and the Eskimos didn’t score another point until Mr. Cutler kicked a single on a missed field goal in the 4th quarter. Mr. Wilkinson completed a 35-yard touchdown pass to Mr. Buggs with 3 seconds remaining in the game. Mr. Cutler converted all 3 touchdowns. Mr. Scott led all receivers with 100 yards on 5 receptions. Mr. Armstead led the Stampeders with 75 yards on 3 receptions. Edmonton offensive tackle Mike Wilson suffered a serious knee injury during the game, and never played in the CFL again. His injury forced the Eskimos to play with an all-Canadian offensive line, which soon became the norm throughout the league.

Baseball
Ralph Houk was named manager of the Boston Red Sox.

25 years ago
1985


Hit parade
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Take On Me--A-Ha (2nd week at #1)
2 Money for Nothing--Dire Straits
3 Part-Time Lover--Stevie Wonder
4 Miami Vice Theme--Jan Hammer
5 Saving All My Love for You--Whitney Houston
6 Oh Sheila--Ready for the World
7 Head Over Heels--Tears for Fears
8 Cherish--Kool & The Gang
9 I’m Goin’ Down--Bruce Springsteen
10 Fortress Around Your Heart--Sting

Entering the chart that week at #49 was Wrap Her Up by Elton John.

World events
The day after Argentine President Raul Alfonsin ordered new warrants for the arrest of 12 people suspected in a recent wave of bombings, a judge ordered six of the arrested suspects released because of insufficient evidence.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (7-8) 36 @ Ottawa (7-8) 4

The Tiger-Cats made 6 interceptions off Rough Rider quarterbacks J.C. Watts and Troy Bodine, one of which was returned 34 yards for a touchdown by Mark Streeter early in the 3rd quarter. The interceptions--including 2 each by Paul Bennett and Less Browne, and 1 by Donovan Rose--gave Hamilton a CFL single-season record of 45. The Hamilton defense also recorded 9 sacks against the Ottawa quarterbacks. Paul Bennett scored the first touchdown of the game on a 99-yard punt return in the 1st quarter; he was already the CFL’s career leader in punt return yardage, but this was the only touchdown he ever scored on a punt return. Hamilton’s offensive touchdowns came on passes of 12 and 9 yards from Ken Hobart to Steve Stapler. Bernie Ruoff added 4 converts, 2 field goals, and 2 singles. Dean Dorsey kicked a 9-yard field goal early in the 2nd quarter to get the Rough Riders on the scoreboard, and Ken Clark finished the scoring with a 49-yard punt single in the 4th quarter. Johnny Shepherd of the Tiger-Cats led all rushers with 20 carries for 87 yards, while Lester Brown led the Rough Riders with 71 yards on 16 carries. Ottawa slotback Mike Hudson led all receivers with 71 yards on 5 receptions. 23,692 were in attendance at Lansdowne Park.

Baseball
World Series
St. Louis Cardinals 1 @ Kansas City Royals 2 (Best-of-seven series tied 3-3)

A disputed play at first base began a 2-run rally in the bottom of the 9th inning that enabled the Royals to defeat the Cardinals before 41,628 fans at Royals Stadium. Pinch hitter Jorge Orta led off with a ground ball and appeared to be out at first base, but first base umpire Don Denkinger called him safe, prompting a furious protest by the Cardinals. The next batter, Steve Balboni, hit a foul pop fly that St. Louis first baseman Jack Clark lost sight of. Mr. Balboni then singled Mr. Orta to second base. St. Louis catcher Darrell Porter allowed a passed ball, moving the runners to second and third bases. Pinch hitter Hal McRae was intentionally walked to load the bases. Pinch hitter Dane Iorg singled with 1 out, driving in 2 runs to win the game. Charlie Leibrandt started on the mound for the Royals and pitched 7 2/3 innings before giving way to Dan Quisenberry, who was credited with the win. Danny Cox started for the Cardinals and pitched 7 innings. Ken Dayley pitched the 8th and Todd Worrell, who entered the game to pitch the 9th, took the loss.

20 years ago
1990


Hit parade
#1 single in Germany (Media Control): I've Been Thinking About You--Londonbeat

World events
A report published by the Israeli commission investigating the October 8 shooting of Palestinian demonstrators by Israeli police at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount criticized Israeli commanders for not having prepared for the possibility of trouble. The commission blamed the tragedy on the Palestinians who had "deviated from the intended purpose of the holy place," even though it acknowledged that the Jewish Temple Mount Faithful worshippers, who had declared their intention to raze the Dome of the Rock--a Muslim holy site--had long since fled the scene before police opened fire. The report was attacked by critics as a whitewash.

10 years ago
2000


Health
Lord Phillips’ report into the spread in Britain of mad cow disease and its human equivalent criticized officials, scientists, and government ministers.

Baseball
World Series
New York Yankees 4 @ New York Mets 2 (Yankees won best-of-seven series 4-1)

Luis Sojo drove in 2 runs with a single in the top of the 9th inning to give the Yankees the win over the Mets at Shea Stadium. Bernie Williams and Derek Jeter each hit solo home runs for the Yankees. Andy Pettitte started on the mound for the Yankees and was relieved in the 8th inning by Mike Stanton, who was credited with his second win of the Series. Mariano Rivera pitched the 9th inning to earn his second save of the Series. Al Leiter started for the Mets and gave up only the 2 home runs until he lost his effectiveness with 2 out in the 9th and nobody on base, and was charged with the loss. Mr. Jeter, who hit .409 (9 for 22) with 2 home runs, was voted the Most Valuable Player of the World Series. The Series set a record for the lowest television ratings ever for a World Series, since few people outside New York cared who won.

Monday, 25 October 2010

October 25, 2010

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

610 years ago
1400

Died on this date
Geoffrey Chaucer, 57 (?)
. English author and poet. Sometimes called the father of English literature, Mr. Chaucer is best known as the author of The Canterbury Tales.

250 years ago
1760

Died on this date
George II, 77
. King of Great Britain and Ireland; Duke of Brunswick-Luneberg (Hanover); Archtreasurer and Prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire, 1727-1760. A native of Hanover, King George II was the second British king from the House of Hanover and the last British monarch to have been born outside the British Isles. His reign was notable for the final conquest of Canada over the French; the defeat of the last Jacobite rebellion under Bonnie Prince Charlie in the Battle of Culloden in 1746, the last pitched battle fought on British soil; the foundation of the Indian Empire; and British intervention in the War of Austrian Succession. It was in this campaign, at Dettingen in 1743, that George II became the last British king to lead troops into battle. King George’s son and heir-apparent Frederick, Prince of Wales, died in 1751, resulting in the throne passing to King George’s grandson, who became King George III.

120 years ago
1890


Football
ORFU
Second Round
Stratford 1 @ Hamilton 39
University of Toronto 5 @ Queen's University 29

Baseball
World Series
Louisville Colonels 2 @ Brooklyn Bridegrooms 7 (Brooklyn led best-six-of-ten series 3-1-1)

The Bridegrooms scored 2 runs in each of the 1st, 4th, and 7th innings as they defeated the Colonels 7-2 before 1,000 fans at Washington Park. Tom Lovett pitched a 5-hitter to get the victory over Ed Daily. Brooklyn had just 7 hits, but the Colonels hurt their cause by making 6 errors, while the Bridegrooms fielded flawlessly.

80 years ago
1930


Football
IRFU
Hamilton (2-0-1) 5 @ Montreal (2-1-1) 5
Ottawa (0-4) 2 @ Toronto (2-1) 20

ARU
Edmonton (1-3) 11 @ Calgary 24

Gus Runge and Benny McKeever scored touchdowns for the Eskimos. Clarence Campbell, playing his final game as an Eskimo, added a single. This was also the final game for Deacon White as coach of the Eskimos; he had begun coaching the team in 1907 and had led the team to western titles in 1921 and 1922, stepping down after the 1924 season. Mr. White had come out of retirement to coach the Eskimos in 1930.

50 years ago
1960


On television tonight
Thriller, on NBC
Tonight's episode: The Purple Room, starring Rip Torn, Patricia Barry, and Richard Anderson

40 years ago
1970


War
Highly-placed sources in Saigon said that American Special Forces units had been leading secret operations inside Laos and had suffered casualties that had not been made public. The informants also said that American helicopters were being used in Laos in operations from bases in South Vietnam.

Politics and government
As Canadian troops filled the streets of Montreal in reaction to Front de Liberation du Quebec kidnappings, Jean Drapeau was elected to a fifth term as mayor. His Civic party won all 46 contested city council seats in a crushing defeat of the new Front d’Action Politique, which Mr. Drapeau had accused of having a direct link with the FLQ.

Diplomacy
U.S. President Richard Nixon met separately in New York with the leaders of several nations, including Taiwan; Cambodia; Cyprus; Panama; Pakistan; and Ethiopia. The leaders were there for the observance of the 25th anniversary of the United Nations.

Disasters
At least 25 people died near Medellin, Colombia when avalanches swept away stretches of a mountain road.

Football
CFL
Toronto (7-6) 7 @ Hamilton (8-5) 27
British Columbia (6-9) 0 @ Calgary (8-7) 29

Former Argonaut quarterback Wally Gabler completed 14 of 23 passes for 175 yards and touchdowns to Tommy-Joe Coffey and Dave Fleming to lead the Tiger-Cats to victory before a Civic Stadium crowd of 29,755. Garney Henley returned an interception 72 yards in the final seconds of the game to set a CFL career record with 749 yards on interception returns, breaking the mark of 707 held by Dick Thornton, who was in the Argonauts’ defensive backfield for this game. Mr. Henley also made a brief appearance on offense, and made a short rush for a touchdown. Mr. Coffey added 3 converts and 2 field goals. Toronto’s only points came when Don Jonas, who had relieved starting quarterback Tom Wilkinson in the 2nd quarter, rushed for a touchdown late in the 3rd quarter and converted. The Hamilton defense limited the Argonauts to 11 first downs for the game.

Hugh McKinnis rushed for 130 yards and touchdowns of 3, 3, and 17 yards, and Larry Lawrence added a touchdown pass to Herm Harrison as the Stampeders clinched a playoff spot and eliminated the Lions from playoff contention before a large crowd at McMahon Stadium. Larry Robinson added 4 converts and a single on the last of his 4 unsuccessful field goal attempts. The Calgary defense made 6 interceptions off B.C. quarterbacks Paul Brothers and Vidal Carlin; Howard Starks made 3 of the interceptions, with the others coming from Gig Perez, Terry Wilson, and Frank Andruski. B.C. fullback Jim Evenson, Mr. McKinnis’s leading rival for the Western Football Conference rushing title, was held to 44 yards, leaving him 108 behind Mr. McKinnis with 1 game remaining for each team. The game marked the most recent game in which the Lions have been shut out.

30 years ago
1980


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Woman in Love--Barbra Streisand

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Another One Bites the Dust--Queen (4th week at #1)
2 Woman in Love--Barbra Streisand
3 Upside Down--Diana Ross
4 I’m Alright--Kenny Loggins
5 He’s So Shy--The Pointer Sisters
6 Drivin’ My Life Away--Eddie Rabbitt
7 Real Love--The Doobie Brothers
8 The Wanderer--Donna Summer
9 Lady--Kenny Rogers
10 Xanadu--Olivia Newton-John/Electric Light Orchestra

Football
CFL
Hamilton (7-7-1) 26 @ Ottawa (7-9) 27

Gerry Organ’s 52-yard field goal with 10 seconds remaining in the game gave the Rough Riders the win before 21,088 fans on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Lansdowne Park. The winning kick was set up when Hamilton quarterback Dave Marler fumbled on the Ottawa 45-yard line and the ball was recovered by Ottawa’s Mike Raines. Condredge Holloway started at quarterback for the Rough Riders and completed touchdown passes of 18 yards to Mike Murphy and 21 yards to Steve Coury, both converted by Mr. Organ, to give the home team a 14-0 lead. Television replays showed that Mr. Coury had actually juggled and dropped the ball, but it was ruled a completion, and it turned out to be his only CFL touchdown. Bernie Ruoff kicked a field goal and single for the Tiger-Cats in the 2nd quarter, but was ejected for allegedly pushing an official, and Marco Cyncar assumed the kicking and punting duties. Mr. Organ added a field goal and Hamilton replied with a safety touch. Dave Marler threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Rocky DiPietro with 1 second remaining in the first half, and connected with Leif Pettersen for a 24-yard touchdown at 8:33 of the 3rd quarter. Just 58 seconds after Mr. Pettersen’s touchdown, Craig Labbett recovered a blocked punt in the Ottawa end zone for Hamilton’s third and last touchdown. Mr. Cyncar was good on his first 2 convert attempts, but he missed the last one, which proved costly. Ottawa backup quarterback Jordan Case threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Tony Gabriel at 3:42 of the 4th quarter. Mr. Organ punted 71 yards for a single less than 3 minutes later to reduce Hamilton’s lead to 26-24. Obie Graves of the Tiger-Cats led the ground attack with 20 carries for 133 yards, while Richard Crump led the Rough Riders with 10 carries for 40 yards. Mr. Pettersen led all receivers with 9 receptions for 120 yards; Mr. Murphy led the Rough Riders with 6 receptions for 70 yards. Mr. Marler completed 17 of 29 passes for 246 yards, while Mr. Holloway and Mr. Case combined to complete 12 of 22 for 167 yards.

25 years ago
1985


World events
Argentinian President Raul Alfonsin declared a state of siege and issued new warrants for the arrest of 12 people that he suspected of being connected with a recent series of bombings. The previous day, a judge had ruled Mr. Alfonsin’s October 22 decree to be unconstitutional.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (12-4) 47 @ Calgary (3-12) 4

Jeff Boyd and Willard Reaves each scored 2 touchdowns and Trevor Kennerd scored 17 points to set a single-season CFL scoring record as the Blue Bombers routed the Stampeders before just 11,185 fans at McMahon Stadium. Mr. Boyd scored on passes of 17 and 34 yards from starting quarterback Tom Clements. Mr. Reaves rushed 1 yard for his first touchdown and scored on a 31-yard pass from backup quarterback John Hufnagel for his second. Pat Cantner scored the final touchdown on a 1-yard pass from Mr. Hufnagel with 1:06 remaining in the game. Mr. Kennerd’s 5 converts, 3 field goals, and 3 singles gave him 198 points for the season, 3 more than Dave Cutler’s total with the Edmonton Eskimos in 1977. Calgary’s points came on a single by J.T. Hay in the 2nd quarter and a field goal by Mr. Hay in the 3rd. The embarrassingly poor quality of the Stampeders’ performance on the field was matched by the quality of the radio broadcast on CHQR. The game was so lopsided that the station cut away during the second half for lengthy updates on the Flames’ hockey game.

Baseball
The Toronto Blue Jays named third base coach Jimy Williams as their new manager, replacing Bobby Cox, who had resigned to become general manager of the Atlanta Braves.

20 years ago
1990


Personal
This blogger won $100 on Rob Christie's morning show on CHED for phoning in with a Tom Jones impression (to the tune of It's Not Unusual).

War
U.S. Defense Secretary Dick Cheney announced that the number of American troops in the Persian Gulf would be increased by up to 100,000, which could bring the total to 340,000 and give the U.S. forces an offensive capability.

Diplomacy
An aide to Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir declared that the United States, in supporting United Nations resolutions condemning Israel’s refusal to cooperate with a UN investigation of shootings on October 8 by Israeli police of Palestinian demonstrators on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, was playing into the hands of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

Society
Canadian Employment and Immigration Minister Barbara McDougall announced a five-year federal plan to increase immigration to 250,000 people per year. Preference would be given to those with desired skills, to be determined in consultation with the provinces. The plan would encourage immigrants to settle areas other than Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. Critics charged--correctly--that the rise in immigration would put added financial pressures on provincial governments to provide educational and social services benefits.

Boxing
Evander Holyfield knocked out Buster Douglas in 3 rounds at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas to win the world heavyweight title as recognized by the WBA, WBC, and IBF. Mr. Douglas had won the title on February 11 with a shocking 10-round knockout of Mike Tyson in Tokyo.

10 years ago
2000


World events
General Robert Guei, who had taken power as military dictator of Ivory Coast 10 months earlier, vanished after soldiers and security forces turned against him. Laurent Gbagbo, who had been leading Gen. Guei in the October 22 presidential election when Gen. Guei had ordered a stop to the counting of votes, declared himself President and was sworn in, while his supporters fought with supporters of another rival, former Prime Minister Alassane Ouattara, whose party had been barred from the ballot. The Democratic party, which had governed the country for many years after independence, had also been barred from the ballot, and leaders of these two parties demanded new elections.

Business
AT&T announced that it would not go forward with its plan to offer a range of services covering long distance, wireless, cable television, and Internet services. Instead, it would break itself up into four separate companies. The division of the company was subject to the approval of stockholders.

Baseball
New York Yankees 3 @ New York Mets 2 (Yankees led best-of-seven series 3-1)

In a game in which all the scoring came in the first 3 innings, the Yankees edged the Mets at Shea Stadium. Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter hit Bobby J. Jones’s first pitch of the game for a home run, and the Yankees scored single runs in the 2nd and 3rd innings. Mike Piazza hit a 2-run home run off Yankee starter Denny Neagle in the bottom of the 3rd inning to reduce the Yankees’ lead to 3-2. David Cone relieved Mr. Neagle in the 5th inning, and he in turn was relieved by Jeff Nelson, Mike Stanton, and Mariano Rivera. Since Mr. Neagle left in the 5th inning with the lead but was 1 out short of pitching enough innings to qualify for the win, the win went to the reliever to be judged by the official scorer to be the most effective, and that was Mr. Nelson. Mr. Jones pitched 5 innings and was charged with the loss.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

October 24, 2010

125 years ago
1885


Football
ORFU
City Series
Ottawa 38 London 0 @ Toronto
College Series
Ottawa 13 @ Royal Military College 4

Baseball
World Series
St. Louis Browns 13 Chicago White Stockings 4 (7½ innings) @ Cincinnati (Seven-game series tied 3-3-1)

The Browns scored 4 runs in the 3rd inning and 6 in the 4th on their way to their win over the White Stockings before 1,200 fans at League Park in a game called after 7½ innings because of darkness. It was probably the most sloppily-played World Series game in history; the White Stockings made 17 errors, and the Browns made 10. Dave Foutz was the winning pitcher over Jim McCormick.

70 years ago
1940


Labour
The 40-hour work week went into effect in the United States under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.

60 years ago
1950


On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Breakdown, starring Don Briggs

50 years ago
1960


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I Want to be Wanted--Brenda Lee

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (2-11-2) 23 @ Winnipeg (14-2) 17

13,900 were in attendance at Winnipeg Stadium.

40 years ago
1970


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: Band of Gold--Freda Payne (6th week at #1)
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I’ll Be There--The Jackson 5 (2nd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I’ll Be There--The Jackson 5
2 We’ve Only Just Begun--Carpenters
3 Cracklin’ Rosie--Neil Diamond
4 All Right Now--Free
5 Indiana Wants Me--R. Dean Taylor
6 Green-Eyed Lady--Sugarloaf
7 Fire and Rain--James Taylor
8 Lola--The Kinks
9 Out in the Country--Three Dog Night
10 Look What They’ve Done to My Song Ma--New Seekers

Singles entering the chart that week included You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Elvis Presley at #51.

Calgary’s top 10
1 Cracklin’ Rosie--Neil Diamond
2 Lola--The Kinks
3 Green-Eyed Lady--Sugarloaf
4 (I Know) I’m Losing You--Rare Earth
5 El Condor Pasa--Simon & Garfunkel
6 Julie Do Ya Love Me--Bobby Sherman
7 Yankee Lady--Jesse Winchester
8 The Circle Game--Buffy Sainte-Marie
9 Blue Greens--William Mickaway
10 Long Long Time--Linda Ronstadt
Pick hit of the week: We’ve Only Just Begun--Carpenters

War
U.S. casualties for the week in Vietnam numbered 43 dead and 279 wounded. A summary posted at the same time listed 19 Americans killed and 71 wounded in operations over Laos since March 10.

Diplomacy
U.S. President Richard Nixon met with Japanese Prime Minister Eisaku Sato and that night, he and Mrs. Nixon feted 31 heads of state and government at a black tie dinner in New York. The world leaders were observing the 25th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations.

The UN General Assembly condemned colonialism and racism in southern Africa and adopted a program to aid poor nations in their development.

Politics and government
Dr. Salvador Allende, a physician and senator, was elected President of Chile, becoming the first avowed Marxist to be freely elected President of a nation in the Americas.

Society
U.S. President Richard Nixon called the conclusion of the National Commission on Obscenity and Pornography "morally bankrupt," and said that smut "should be outlawed in every state in the nation."

Football
CFL
Ottawa (4-9) 28 @ Montreal (7-6) 12
Winnipeg (2-13) 11 @ Edmonton (9-6) 15

Gary Wood threw 2 touchdown passes to Hugh Oldham to lead the Rough Riders over the Alouettes before 19,758 fans at Autostade. Joe Vijuk scored the Ottawa touchdown on a 36-yard fumble return. Ivan MacMillan converted 2 of the 3 touchdowns and added 2 field goals. The Alouettes’ only touchdown came on a 9-yard pass from Sonny Wade to Peter Dalla Riva, converted by George Springate, who also kicked a field goal. Each team scored a safety touch.

The Edmonton defense thwarted numerous Winnipeg drives and scored a touchdown of its own as the Eskimos won their seventh straight game to clinch second place in the Western Football Conference. After a single on a wide field goal attempt by Dave Cutler had given the Eskimos a 1-0 lead in the 1st quarter, the Blue Bombers struck back with their only touchdown of the game, a 25-yard pass from quarterback Ron Johnson to halfback Charlie Bryant. Gene Lakusiak missed the convert, leaving the Blue Bombers with a 6-1 lead. In the 2nd quarter, Greg Pipes blocked an Ed Ulmer punt at the Winnipeg 12-yard line, and John LaGrone fell on the ball in the end zone for an Edmonton touchdown. Dave Cutler’s convert put the Eskimos ahead 8-6. The next time the Eskimos gained possession of the ball, quarterback Don Trull completed a short pass to flanker Mike Eben, who broke it for a 63-yard touchdown. Mr. Cutler’s convert gave the Eskimos a 15-6 lead, and the home team did no further scoring. A Winnipeg drive in the 2nd quarter ended with an interception by John Wydareny; it was the Edmonton safety’s 11th interception of the season, tying his own team single-season record set the previous year. Benji Dial replaced Mr. Johnson at quarterback for the Blue Bombers in the second half and mounted several drives, but Eskimo defenders knocked down several passes and Mr. Lakusiak missed 3 field goals, 2 of which went for singles to reduce the lead to 15-8. In the 4th quarter the Blue Bombers drove to the Eskimo 12-yard line and guard Chuck Liebrock kicked a 19-yard field goal to make the score 15-11. It was the only field goal attempt, and they were the only points, of Mr. Liebrock’s CFL career. Winnipeg fullback Bob Houmard led all rushers with 67 yards on 10 carries, while Jim Thomas led the Eskimos with 10 carries for 37 yards. Mr. Eben led all receivers with 102 yards on 4 reception, while Bayne Norrie caught 2 for 55. Rick Shaw led the Blue Bombers with 71 yards on 3 receptions. Mr. Trull completed 15 of 24 passes for 203 yards and 1 interception. Mr. Johnson and Mr. Dial combined to complete just 9 of 24 passes for 157 yards and 1 interception. Winnipeg halfback Dick Smith rushed 7 times for 28 yards, caught 3 passes for 52, and completed a pass to Mr. Shaw for 31 yards. Mr. Ulmer also tried a pass on a fake punt and completed it to Lance Fletcher for 25 yards. The 20,157 fans at Clarke Stadium saw defensive tackle Greg Pipes win the Canada Packers steer in a vote by the fans as the team’s most popular player, and linebacker Dave Gasser win the Jackie Parker Trophy, awarded to the player best exemplifying the qualities of leadership, desire, and playing ability. The second place finish was the highest for the Eskimos in 9 years and ensured the team its first playoff game at home since 1961.

30 years ago
1980


War
Iraq claimed to have eliminated the last pocket of resistance in the Iranian port city of Khurramshahr.

Economics and finance
The United States Labor Department reported that consumer prices had risen 1% in September, showing that the economy continued to be susceptible to inflation.

Disasters
An earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale struck southern Mexico near Huajuapan de Leon, killing at least 29 people and injuring hundreds more.

25 years ago
1985


Hit parade
Canada's top 30
1 Money for Nothing--Dire Straits
2 Dancing in the Street--Mick Jagger and David Bowie
3 Lonely Ol' Night--John Cougar Mellencamp
4 Take on Me--A-Ha
5 Boy in the Box--Corey Hart
6 Part-Time Lover--Stevie Wonder
7 Fortress Around Your Heart--Sting
8 Oh Sheila--Ready for the World
9 I'm Goin' Down--Bruce Springsteen
10 Saving All My Love for You--Whitney Houston
11 Crying Over You--Platinum Blonde
12 Miami Vice Theme--Jan Hammer
13 Cherish--Kool & The Gang
14 Dress You Up--Madonna
15 Lovin' Every Minute of It--Loverboy
16 We Built This City--Starship
17 You Belong to the City--Glenn Frey
18 One Night Love Affair--Bryan Adams
19 Don't Lose My Number--Phil Collins
20 Lay Your Hands on Me--Thompson Twins
21 The Way You Do the Things You Do/My Girl--Daryl Hall John Oates with David Ruffin & Eddie Kendrick
22 Never--Heart
23 Separate Lives--Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin
24 Sunset Grill--Don Henley
25 Head Over Heels--Tears for Fears
26 I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down--Paul Young
27 I Got You Babe--UB40 with Chrissie Hynde
28 Alive and Kicking--Simple Minds
29 Broken Wings--Mr. Mister
30 One More Colour--Jane Siberry

On television tonight
The Twilight Zone, on CITV
Tonight’s episode: If She Dies, starring David Bennett Carren; Ye Gods, starring Anne Collins

World events
A judge in Argentina ruled that President Raul Alfonsin’s decree of two days earlier ordering the arrest of 12 people in connection with a series of bombings was unconstitutional.

Terrorism
Ines Guadelupe Duarte Duran--the daughter of Salvadoran President Jose Napoleon Duarte--and her friend Ana Cecilia Villeda, who had both been kidnapped in September by Communist rebels, were escorted by their captors to the town of Tenancingo and released after it had been verified that 22 rebels had been freed from prison. The rebels also released 23 mayors and some other officials they had seized. In addition to freeing the 22 rebels, 96 wounded rebels were allowed to come out of hiding and go to Cuba for treatment. It was reported that five rebel groups had participated in negotiations leading to the exchange.

Diplomacy
U.S. President Ronald Reagan, addressing the United Nations General Assembly on the 40th anniversary of the founding of the UN, asked the U.S.S.R. to join the U.S.A. in seeking settlements of five regional disputes, all of which involved regimes supported by the Soviet Union. Mr. Reagan called for a "fresh start" with the Soviet Union, but again defended his Strategic Defense Initiative, which was opposed by Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, as a means of rendering ballistic weapons obsolete. Mr. Gorbachev did not travel to New York for the UN anniversary observance, but Mr. Reagan later met with West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl; British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher; Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney; Italian Prime Minister Bettino Craxi; and Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone to discuss the forthcoming U.S.-U.S.S.R. summit scheduled for November in Geneva.

Defense
U.S. Army Chief of Staff General John Wickham said that it would be a mistake to disband the joint chiefs and that the creation of an advisory council would simply add an extra bureaucratic layer between the secretary of defense and the officers having operational command of their services. The abolition of the Joint Chiefs of Staff had been proposed in a report issued on October 16 by the staff of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Baseball
World Series
Kansas City Royals 6 @ St. Louis Cardinals 1 (St. Louis led best-of-seven series 3-2)

Danny Jackson pitched a 5-hitter and the Royals scored 4 runs in the first 2 innings as they defeated the Cardinals before 53,634 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis. Bob Forsch started for the Cardinals but lasted just 1 2/3 innings. Todd Worrell pitched the 6th and 7th innings for the Cardinals and struck out all 6 batters he faced.

20 years ago
1990


#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): I've Been Thinking About You--Londonbeat (3rd week at #1)

On television tonight
The Wonder Years, on ABC
Tonight’s episode: It's a Mad, Mad, Madeline World

Diplomacy
The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to deplore Israel’s refusal to cooperate with a UN investigation into the October 8 shootings of Palestinian demonstrators by Israeli police on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

Politics and government
The nine-party Islamic Democratic Alliance won 105 of 217 seats in the National Assembly in general elections in Pakistan. The Pakistan People’s Party, led by former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, won just 45 seats. Mrs. Bhutto, who had predicted that she would be returned to office by the voters, charged that the government had engaged in large-scale electoral fraud to prevent her return to power.

Elizabeth Dole resigned as U.S. Secretary of Labor to accept the presidency of the American Red Cross. She had been the highest-ranking woman in the administration of President George Bush, and was the first member of Mr. Bush’s cabinet to resign.

Society
The United States Senate voted 66-34 to override President George Bush’s veto of a civil rights bill, but the result fell one vote short of the 2/3 majority necessary to effect the override. Mr. Bush had vetoed the bill after arguing that the bill "will have the effect of coercing businesses to adopt quotas in hiring and promotion."

10 years ago
2000


Protest
60 people were reported killed during uprisings in Ivory Coast against the military dictatorship of General Robert Guei.

Baseball
World Series
New York Yankees 2 @ New York Mets 4 (Yankees led best-of-seven series 2-1)

Benny Agbayani doubled in the winning run as the Mets scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to defeat the Yankees at Shea Stadium. Rick Reed started on the mound for the Mets and struck out 8 in 6 innings, leaving with the score tied 2-2. John Franco, the third of four relief pitchers used by the Mets, was credited with the win. Orlando Hernandez struck out 12 in 7 1/3 innings in taking the loss.