Monday, 29 November 2010

November 30, 2010

175 years ago
1835

Born on this date
Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain)
. U.S. author. The author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884) was born in Florida, Missouri.

110 years ago
1900

Died on this date
Oscar Wilde, 46
. Irish author. The author of The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890) died in Paris. His last words were reported as "I am dying beyond my means." Another account has it that his last words were, "Either that wallpaper goes or I do."

75 years ago
1935


Football
CRU
Eastern Final
Hamilton Tigers 22 Sarnia Imperials 3 @ Toronto

70 years ago
1940


Married on this date
Lucille Ball
, U.S. actress, to Desi Arnaz, Cuban bandleader.

Football
CRU
Grey Cup
Ottawa Rough Riders 8 @ Toronto Balmy Beach 2 (1st game of 2-game total points series)

Dave Sprague scored the game’s only touchdown, converted by Rick Perley. Sammy Sward added 2 singles for the Rough Riders. Bobby Porter’s 2 singles accounted for Balmy Beach’s scoring. 4,998 attended the game at Varsity Stadium.

40 years ago
1970


Religion

Pope Paul VI departed Manila and visited Western Samoa before arriving in Sydney, Australia.

30 years ago
1980


Diplomacy
Edwin Meese, a senior adviser to U.S. President-elect Ronald Reagan, stated that the U.S. and U.S.S.R. would begin talks on a new arms limitation treaty within a few weeks of Mr. Reagan’s inauguration on Jaunuary 20.

25 years ago
1985


Hit parade
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Separate Lives--Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin
2 We Built This City--Starship
3 You Belong to the City--Glenn Frey
4 Broken Wings--Mr. Mister
5 Miami Vice Theme--Jan Hammer
6 Head Over Heels--Tears for Fears
7 Never--Heart
8 Who’s Zoomin’ Who--Aretha Franklin
9 Lay Your Hands On Me--Thompson Twins
10 Be Near Me--ABC

Singles entering the chart included I’m Your Man by Wham! (#45); The Sweetest Taboo by Sade (#76); The Sun Always Shines on T.V. by A-Ha (#80); Life in a Northern Town by The Dream Academy (#86); and Silent Running by Mike & the Mechanics (#90).

Football
CIAU
Vanier Cup @ Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Calgary 25 Western Ontario 6

Lew Lawrick threw touchdown passes to Mike Siroishka and Randy Guy and handed off to Elio Geremia for another touchdown to lead the Dinosaurs to their second Vanier Cup in three years. The Mustangs scored first on a touchdown pass from Steve Samways to Rick Wolkensperg, but Jeff Crews’ convert was blocked, and Western Ontario never scored again. Brent Matich converted all 3 Calgary touchdowns and added a field goal and a single. The game was played on a muddy field.

November 29, 2010

120 years ago
1890

Football

U.S. college
Charles "Red" Emerich scored 4 touchdowns--then worth 4 points each--to lead the United States Naval Academy Midshipmen to a 24-0 win over the United States Military Academy Cadets at West Point, New York, in the first annual Army-Navy game.

80 years ago
1930


Football
CRU
Eastern Final
Hamilton Tigers 5 @ Toronto Balmy Beach 8

Balmy Beach, champions of the Ontario Rugby Football Union, advanced to the Grey Cup on December 7 against the western champion Regina Roughriders.

60 years ago
1950

Boxing

Former world heavyweight champion Joe Louis (59-2) won a 10-round unanimous decision over Cesar Brion (29-4) at Chicago Stadium.

50 years ago
1960


On television tonight
Thriller, on NBC
Tonight's episode: The Fatal Impulse, starring Robert Lansing, Elisha Cook, Jr., Whitney Blake, Conrad Nagel, and Mary Tyler Moore

40 years ago
1970


Religion
Pope Paul VI continued his tour of Asia with a final day in Manila, which included mass and a message to the poor.

30 years ago
1980


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Lady--Kenny Rogers (3rd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Lady--Kenny Rogers (3rd week at #1)
2 The Wanderer--Donna Summer
3 Master Blaster (Jammin’)--Stevie Wonder
4 Another One Bites the Dust--Queen
5 Woman in Love--Barbra Streisand
6 More Than I Can Say--Leo Sayer
7 I’m Coming Out--Diana Ross
8 (Just Like) Starting Over--John Lennon
9 Dreaming--Cliff Richard
10 Lovely One--The Jacksons

Singles entering the chart that week included Hey Nineteen by Steely Dan (#41); Miss Sun (#83) by Boz Scaggs; Keep on Loving You (#86) by REO Speedwagon; Trickle Trickle (#88) by the Manhattan Transfer; and Teacher Teacher (#94) by Rockpile. Rockpile was a collaboration between British music veterans Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe.

Football
CIAU
Canadian College Bowl @ Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Alberta 40 Ottawa 21

Forrest Kennerd completed 16 of 29 passes for a record 316 yards and 4 touchdowns to lead the Golden Bears to their third Vanier Cup. Peter Eshenko caught 3 of Mr. Kennerd’s touchdown passes as Alberta built a 35-0 halftime lead. Rick Zmich started at quarterback for the Gee-Gees, but it was backup quarterback Yvon Granger who completed 20 passes and produced 3 touchdowns for Ottawa in the second half. Mr. Kennerd, playing his final game, won the Ted Morris Memorial Trophy as the game’s outstanding player.

NCAA
Georgia Tech (1-9-1) 20 @ Georgia (11-0) 38

Herschel Walker rushed for 205 yards and 3 touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs to their first perfect regular season record since they went 4-0 in 1896.

20 years ago
1990


Politics and government
Andrei Lukanov resigned as Premier of Bulgaria, saying that he had been unable to create a consensus behind solutions for the country’s economic difficulties.

In his first speech in the House of Commons since becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain the previous day, John Major said that the U.K.’s policy toward the European Community and a review of the controversial local government poll tax would be at the top of his agenda.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

November 28, 2010

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Dede Hill!

490 years ago
1520

Exploration

Three ships under the command of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan entered "The Sea of the South," having sailed from the Atlantic Ocean through the passage that came to be known as the Straits of Magellan in the first westward crossing of the Pacific Ocean.

60 years ago
1950


On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
The Hands of Mr. Ottermole, starring Robert Emhardt and Lawrence Fletcher

50 years ago
1960


Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Chris Milner!

Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Are You Lonesome To-Night?--Elvis Presley

World events
Mauritania became a nation, gaining full independence from France.

40 years ago
1970


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: I Hear You Knocking--Dave Edmunds

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I Think I Love You--The Partridge Family (2nd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I Think I Love You--The Partridge Family (2nd week at #1)
2 The Tears of a Clown--Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
3 I’ll Be There--The Jackson 5
4 Gypsy Woman--Brian Hyland
5 Fire and Rain--James Taylor
6 Somebody’s Been Sleeping--100 Proof Aged in Soul
7 Share the Land--The Guess Who
8 See Me, Feel Me--The Who
9 Montego Bay--Bobby Bloom
10 You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me--Elvis Presley

Singles entering the chart included My Sweet Lord (#37)/Isn’t It a Pity (#62) by George Harrison; (Don’t Worry) If There’s a Hell Below We’re All Going to Go (#72) by Curtis Mayfield; Most of All (#76) by B.J. Thomas; Lonely Days (#78) by the Bee Gees; Rose Garden (#85) by Lynn Anderson; Help Me Find a Way (To Say I Love You) (#92) by Little Anthony and the Imperials; Chestnut Mare (#95) by the Byrds; and Amos Moses (#100) by Jerry Reed.

Calgary’s top 10
1 I Think I Love You--The Partridge Family
2 Fly Little White Dove, Fly--The Bells
3 Burning Bridges--The Mike Curb Congregation
4 Share the Land--The Guess Who
5 I’ll Be There--The Jackson 5
6 Heed the Call--Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
7 I Believe in Sunshine--Madrigal
8 Green-Eyed Lady--Sugarloaf
9 You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me--Elvis Presley
10 Lola--The Kinks
Pick hit of the week: Gypsy Woman--Brian Hyland

War
U.S. casualties for the week in Vietnam were 32 dead and 178 wounded. South Vietnamese casualties numbered 430 dead and 934 wounded, while North Vietnamese and Viet Cong dead were an estimated 1,300.

Religion
Pope Paul VI continued his tour of Asia with a full day in Manila, which included a plea for peace in Vietnam.

Football
CFL
Grey Cup @ CNE Stadium, Toronto
Montreal 23 Calgary 10

Montreal quarterback Sonny Wade produced points when he had to, while the Alouettes’ defense succeeded in stifling the Calgary offense as they won their first Grey Cup in 21 years. 32,771 fans at the last Grey Cup to be played on a Saturday saw the grass at CNE Stadium come apart in big chunks in what became known as the "Sod Bowl." The Stampeders scored first when Bob Storey of the Alouettes fumbled a Ron Stewart punt and Rudy Linterman recovered for Calgary on the Montreal 17-yard line. Calgary quarterback Jerry Keeling completed a pass to fullback Hugh McKinnis for 10 yards and then handed off to Mr. McKinnis for a 7-yard touchdown. Larry Robinson converted to give the Stampeders a 7-0 lead 4:27 into the game. Mr. Wade marched the Alouettes into scoring position, and they gambled on a third-down short-yardage play at the Calgary 10-yard line. Running back Moses Denson was trapped by Calgary defensive back Terry Wilson for an apparent loss, but Mr. Denson improvised and threw a pass to Ted Alflen for a touchdown. It was the only pass of Mr. Denson’s CFL career and the only reception in the 3-game CFL career of Mr. Alflen. George Springate missed the convert, leaving the Stampeders with a 7-6 lead at 9:17 of the 1st quarter. The Stampeders fumbled a punt in the 2nd quarter, recovered by Montreal centre Gene Ceppetelli at the Calgary 16-yard line. The Alouettes failed to move the ball from there, but Mr. Springate kicked a 21-yard field goal at 5:36, and the Alouettes held a 9-7 halftime lead. Mr. Wade, who also doubled as the Alouettes’ punter, failed to hold a high snap from Mr. Ceppetelli in the 3rd quarter, and Dick Suderman recovered for the Stampeders at the Montreal 34. Larry Robinson followed with a 33-yard field goal at 7:27, giving the Stampeders a 10-9 lead. The Stampeders then turned the ball over on two consecutive possessions as Mr. Keeling gave up interceptions--on passes intended for Uriel Johnson--to Montreal defensive back Al Phaneuf, which he returned a total of 32 yards. The second interception, which Mr. Phaneuf returned from the Calgary 38-yard line to the 27, proved fatal. Montreal running back Bruce Van Ness completed a pass to Terry Evanshen for a 20-yard gain, and then end Tom Pullen rushed 7 yards on a reverse for a touchdown on the last play of the quarter. Mr. Springate converted to give the Alouettes a 16-10 lead. In the 4t quarter, Mr. Wade directed a 65-yard march that ended when he passed 10 yards to Garry Lefebvre for a touchdown, converted by Mr. Springate, at 10:22. Mr. Wade, who was named the game’s most valuable player, completed 16 of 34 passes for 159 yards, although giving up 3 interceptions. He also punted 12 times for a 36.7-yard average. Mr. Van Ness rushed 8 times for 30 yards and was 2 for 2 in passing for 46 yards. Mr. Denson rushed for 66 yards on 16 carries. Mr. Evanshen led all receivers with 95 yards on 6 receptions. Mr. McKinnis led the Stampeders with 48 yards rushing on 12 carries, 15 yards on 3 pass receptions, and 18 yards on 1 kickoff return. Mr. Keeling completed 16 of 37 passes for just 119 yards, while backup Larry Lawrence, who relieved Mr. Keeling late in the game, was 0 for 2. Gerry Shaw led the Calgary receivers with 28 yards on 2 receptions; Mr. Linterman caught 3 for 23 yards and Herm Harrison caught 3 for 22. Mr. Johnson, who was covered so well by Mr. Phaneuf, caught 2 passes for just 11 yards. The Montreal defense did such a good job of smothering the Calgary offense that the Stampeders’ longest offensive play covered 15 yards. Calgary punter Ron Stewart, playing his final game, punted 15 times for a 37.6-yard average. Frank Andruski made 2 of the Calgary interceptions for 28 yards in returns, and Gig Perez made the other Calgary interception, for 0 yards. Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, gaudily dressed in a cape and fedora, performed the ceremonial kickoff

30 years ago
1980


Diplomacy
U.S. Senator Charles Percy (Republican--Illinois), who was expected to be named chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, met with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko in Moscow. Sen. Percy reported that he had told Mr. Gromyko that the unratified SALT-II arms reduction agreement between the U.S.A. and U.S.S.R. was "dead as a doornail." However, he suggested that a new start be made on an arms accord. In a visit with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev, Mr. Percy warned Mr. Brezhnev that the use of troops in Poland would be a grave error.

25 years ago
1985


On television tonight
The Twilight Zone, on CITV
Tonight’s episode: The Shadow Man (starring Jeff Calhoun and Jonathan Ward); The Uncle Devil Show (starring Murphy Dunne and Gregory Mier); Opening Day (starring Jeffrey Jones)

20 years ago
1990


On television tonight
The Wonder Years, on ABC
Tonight’s episode: The Sixth Man

Politics and government
John Major was sworn in as British Prime Minister, replacing fellow Conservative Margaret Thatcher. Mr. Major also named his cabinet.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the gross national product had grown at an annual rate of 1.7% in the third quarter of 1990. U.S. Federal Reserve Board chairman Alan Greenspan said that the U.S. economy had entered a "meaningful downturn," but was unsure if a recession would result.

10 years ago
2000


Abominations
The lower house of the Dutch parliament voted 104-40 to legalize physician-assisted suicide. The law still needed approval of the upper house to become law. Under the bill, doctors operated under fixed guidelines, including a stipulation that any euthanasia procedure had to be approved by a commission including a medical expert and a lawyer.

Politics and government
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, whose popularity was plummeting in the wake of renewed violence after his efforts at a peace settlement with the Palestinians, announced that he would dissolve the Knesset and call for new elections. Mr. Barak was just 17 months into a 4-year term.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

November 27, 2010

100 years ago
1910


Americana
New York’s Pennsylvania Station opened.

90 years ago
1920


Football
CRU
Grey Cup Semi-Final
Toronto Argonauts 5 Toronto Rugby & Athletic Association 2

The teams had played at Varsity Stadium on November 20, with the Argonauts winning 7-6. Toronto R&AA protested, and the Canadian Rugby Union upheld the protest on November 23, ruling that the second half should be replayed on November 27, with the Argonauts leading 2-0 at halftime. The winner was to play the University of Toronto Varsity Blues on December 4 for the Grey Cup.

50 years ago
1960

Hit parade

#1 single in the U.K.: It's Now or Never--Elvis Presley (5th week at #1)

40 years ago
1970


Hit parade
Edmonton's top 10
1 I Think I Love You--The Partridge Family
2 Gypsy Woman--Brian Hyland
3 It's Only Make Believe--Glen Campbell
4 Heed the Call--Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
5 He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother--Neil Diamond
6 El Condor Pasa--Simon & Garfunkel
7 We've Only Just Begun--Carpenters
8 Share the Land--The Guess Who
9 You Don't Have to Say You Love Me--Elvis Presley
10 After Midnight--Eric Clapton

On television tonight
The Interns, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Mondays Can Be Fatal

World events
Pope Paul VI continued his tour of Asia with a visit to Dacca, East Pakistan, followed by arrival in Manila, where he was attacked by a knife-wielding assailant in priest’s garb. The man, later identified as a Bolivian artist named Benjamin Mendoza y Amor Flores, was pushed back and could not hurt the pope. However, Stephen Cardinal Kim, Archbishop of Seoul, who was greeting the pope at the moment, was cut on the arm by the attacker, who was arrested and charged with attempted murder. The pope remained calm and composed, and continued his journey.

Terrorism
U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation Director J. Edgar Hoover told a Senate subcommittee that an antiwar group headed by Revs. Daniel and Philip Berrigan, brothers serving in jail for destroying draft records, were planning to kidnap a high U.S. government official and hold him for ransom to force a halt to U.S. air raids in Indochina, along with the release of "political prisoners" in the United States. The high government official was later identified as Henry Kissinger, an adviser to President Richard Nixon.

30 years ago
1980


Politics and government
Italian Prime Minister Arnaldo Forlani refused to accept the resignation of Interior Minister Virginio Rognoni, who had offered to resign from the cabinet over criticism of the slowness and inefficiency of rescue operations after a wave of earthquakes had struck southern Italy on November 23-24. Mr. Forlani feared that the resignation of Mr. Rognoni might bring down the entire government.

25 years ago
1985


Diplomacy
The British House of Commons voted 473-47 to approve the November 15 accord with Ireland giving the Republic of Ireland a formal consultative role in the governing of Northern Ireland.

Politics and government
The national leadership of the British Labour Party suspended the Liverpool district after allegations that the Communist group Militant Tendency was operating within it.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the U.S. merchandise trade deficit had declined to $11.45 billion in October from September’s record of $15.55 billion.

20 years ago
1990


Politics and government
John Major was chosen leader of the British Conservative Party on the second ballot, and was designated to replace Margaret Thatcher as the country’s next Prime Minister.

Society
Soviet Defense Minister Dmitri Yazov sanctioned the use of force to combat a "breakdown" of order as the U.S.S.R. was moving toward implementing a treaty to create a Union of Sovereign Socialist Republics.

National Football League Commissioner Paul Tagliabue levied $72,500 in fines against the New England Patriots and three of their players for harassing behaviour toward Boston Herald reporter Lisa Olson while she tried to interview one of the players, Maurice Hurst, after a game in September.

10 years ago
2000


Died on this date
Damilola Taylor, 10
. U.K. schoolboy. The Negro boy, a victim of steady bullying, died from loss of blood from a stab wound in the leg when he was attacked by several Negro youths wearing hoodies in Peckham, south London.

Politics and government
The Liberal Party, under Prime Minister Jean Chretien, won a majority government in the Canadian federal election. The Liberals, who had also obtained majority governments in the elections of 1993 and 1997, won 41% of the vote and 172 of 301 seats in the House of Commons, an increase of 11 seats from the time of the dissolution of Parliament. The Canadian Alliance, under the "leadership" of the hapless and hopeless Stockwell Day, won only 66 seats, although Mr. Day himself was successful in being elected to Parliament for the first time. All but 2 of the CA’s seats came from the four western provinces, while the Liberals took 100 of 103 seats in Ontario. The Bloq Quebecois won 38 seats, the New Democratic Party 13, and the Progressive Conservatives, led by former Prime Minister Joe Clark, won 12. The election marked a low point in the history of Canadian politics. The Liberals waged a vicious campaign of hatred against the professed Christian beliefs of Mr. Day. For instance, Liberal backroom boy Warren Kinsella, who claims to be opposed to bigotry, went on television waving a stuffed "Barney" toy to ridicule Mr. Day’s belief in the Biblical account of creation. The anti-Christian hatred expressed by the Liberals was so bad that the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, a non-partisan organization (in contrast to the Christian Coalition in the United States, which tends to be the religious wing of the Republican party), publicly expressed concern over the campaign. Mr. Day, a former pastor, proved completely inept at defending the faith, and allowed the Liberals to define him and the campaign. David Kilgour, a former Progressive Conservative who joined the Liberals after the PCs got tired of him and kicked him out, was re-elected in Edmonton Mill Woods. He claims to be a Christian, but, in keeping with his career pattern of cowardice, refused to speak out against his party’s anti-Christian campaign.

Scandal
An inquest into the deaths of 12 babies at Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre blamed mismanagement, surgical error, and inexperienced doctors.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

November 26, 2010

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Joyce Malombe!

100 years ago
1910


Football
CRU
Grey Cup @ Cricket Grounds, Hamilton
University of Toronto 16 Hamilton Tigers 7

Reddy Dixon scored a touchdown and 2 singles, while Jack Maynard scored a touchdown, convert, and single to lead the Varsity Blues to their second straight Grey Cup victory. Hugh Gall punted for 2 singles to complete the University of Toronto scoring. Kid Smith kicked a field goal and single for the Tigers, and Ben Simpson added 3 singles. It was the only game as Hamilton head coach for Seppi DuMoulin, who had played for the Tigers from 1894-1906 before moving west to Moose Jaw to pursue a banking career. The Tigers in 1910 had been led by captain Bob Isbister, and had hired Mr. DuMoulin, assisted by Chaucer Elliott of the Toronto Argonauts, to coach them in the Grey Cup game. Attendance was listed as 12,000, but this probably included several thousand fans who had come from Toronto and had crashed the fences. Postgame celebrations by the Toronto fans became so boisterous that the Hamilton police had to call for order.

70 years ago
1940


Abominations
The Nazis began to force Warsaw's Jews to live in a walled ghetto.

60 years ago
1950


War
China entered the Korean War.

50 years ago
1960


Hit parade
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Are You Lonesome To-Night?--Elvis Presley
2 Poetry in Motion--Johnny Tillotson
3 You Talk Too Much--Joe Jones
4 Save the Last Dance for Me--The Drifters
5 Stay--Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs
6 Georgia On My Mind--Ray Charles
7 Last Date--Floyd Cramer
8 New Orleans--U.S. Bonds
9 He Will Break Your Heart--Jerry Butler
10 Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go--Hank Ballard and the Midnighters

Singles entering the chart included I Gotta Know by Elvis Presley (the B-side of Are You Lonesome To-Night?) at #78; Come Rain or Come Shine by Ray Charles (#83); Hardhearted Hannah by Ray Charles (#92); Bumble Bee by LaVern Baker (#90); The Bells by James Brown (#97); Jaguar and Thunderbird by Chuck Berry (#99); and Sweet Dreams by Don Gibson (#100).

Died on this date
Ralph Anderson, 23
. U.S. football player. Mr. Anderson was leading the Los Angeles Chargers of the American Football League with 44 pass receptions for 614 yards and 5 touchdowns when he died of a diabetes attack. He began his professional career with the Chicago Bears of the National Football League in 1958, catching 11 passes for 177 yards and 1 touchdown. He played 1 game with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League in 1959, but lost out in a competition with Farrell Funston and Dave Kocourek for an import receiver position.

Football
CFL
Grey Cup @ Empire Stadium, Vancouver
Ottawa 16 Edmonton 6

The Eskimos were the first western team to go into a Grey Cup game as favourites, but they had been beaten up in the course of playing 5 playoff games, and a flu bug was affecting a number of players, resulting in a poor showing. The Rough Riders recovered a fumble by Edmonton punt returner Rollie Miles early in the game inside the Eskimos’ 10-yard line, and Gary Schreider kicked a 15-yard field goal to give Ottawa a 3-0 lead. The Eskimos’ only scoring play came in the 2nd quarter on a 65-yard pass from Jackie Parker to Jim Letcavits. Tommy-Joe Coffey missed the convert and the Eskimos led 6-3. Ottawa promptly replied when Russ Jackson, who split the quarterbacking with Ron Lancaster, moved the team downfield and completed a 31-yard touchdown pass to Bill Sowalski. Mr. Schreider missed the convert, leaving the Rough Riders with a 9-6 lead. Mr. Parker returned the ensuing kickoff 74 yards--then a Grey Cup record--to the Ottawa 40-yard line, but were unable to capitalize on the opportunity. After a scoreless third quarter, the Eskimos mounted a couple of threats, but Joe Poirier and Doug Daigneault made interceptions. The Rough Riders put the game away when Joe-Bob Smith fumbled a punt on the Edmonton goal line, and Kaye Vaughan recovered in the end zone for the only touchdown of his Hall of Fame career. Mr. Schreider converted to give Ottawa a 10-point lead. The Rough Riders were in possession of the ball at their own 33 with a second down and 7 yards to go for a first down with 41 seconds remaining in regulation time when fans began invading the field. A youth ran off with the ball, and the Vancouver police did nothing as the mob swelled to 5,000. CFL Commissioner Sydney Halter finally ordered the game to be called. The Ottawa defense did such a good job of smothering the Edmonton attack that Johnny Bright was held to 15 yards on 5 rushing attempts, and Normie Kwong, playing the final game of a 13-year Hall of Fame career, gained just 7 yards on 7 carries. Backup Jim Shipka led the Eskimos with 5 carries for 22 yards. Mr. Parker completed 10 of 22 passes for 179 yards and an interception, and Don Getty was 2 for 3 for 18 yards and an interception. Mr. Letcavits was the only Eskimo to catch more than one pass, with 6 receptions for 132 yards. Mr. Coffey, playing in his first Grey Cup, caught 1 pass for 7 yards. Vic Chapman of the Eskimos was forced to punt 13 times for an average of 42.8 yards per punt. Official attendance at Empire Stadium was 38,102.

40 years ago
1970


Religion
Pope Paul VI began a 10-day, 30,000-mile tour of Asia with a visit to Tehran.

Football
The Canadian Football Hall of Fame added Ken Montgomery, Johnny Bright, and Gordon Perry. Mr. Montgomery was president of the Edmonton Eskimos for several years in the 1950s, and also served as president of the Canadian Rugby Union and Western Interprovincial Football Union. Mr. Bright was a fullback with the Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos from 1952-1964, and was the CFL's career leader in yards rushing at the time of his selection. Mr. Perry played for the Montreal Winged Wheelers, and was a member of their unbeaten Grey Cup championship team of 1931.

20 years ago
1990


Politics and government
Polish Premier Tadeusz Mazowiecki announced his resignation after finishing third in a field of six candidates in the previous day’s election for the office of president. He said that he and his cabinet would remain in office until a new premier was appointed by the next president.

Lee Kuan Yew announced that he would be stepping down after 31 years as Prime Minister of Singapore, to be replaced by Deputy Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong. Under Mr. Lee, Singapore had become economically powerful, but at the cost of freedom.

10 years ago
2000


Politics and government
Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris certified Republican party U.S. presidential candidate George W. Bush as the winner of the November 7 election in her state by 537 votes, including over 100 votes from military absentee ballots that had previously been rejected. Palm Beach County failed to completed its manual recount by the 5 P.M. deadline. The result in Florida would determine whether Mr. Bush or Vice-President and Democratic party nominee Al Gore would be the next president of the United States.

Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who had previously been elected President before being removed from office, regained the presidency with 92% of the vote in a national election that was boycotted by political opponents.

Football
CFL
Grey Cup @ McMahon Stadium, Calgary
British Columbia 28 Montreal 26

Lui Passaglia, playing the final game of a brilliant 25-year CFL career, kicked a 29-yard field goal with 1:35 remaining in regulation time that proved to be the winning margin as the Lions withstood a late Montreal rally to win their first Grey Cup in 6 years before 43,822 fans at McMahon Stadium. The Lions led 12-3 after an uneventful first half. Mr. Passaglia, who missed 3 of his first 4 field goal attempts, missed from 47 yards early in the 1st quarter, but managed to get a single point for the game’s first score. B.C. quarterback Damon Allen scored on a 1-yard rush and Mr. Passaglia converted to give the Lions an 8-0 lead. Terry Baker responded with a 19-yard field goal to cut the lead to 8-3 after the 1st quarter. Mr. Passaglia missed a 39-yard field goal on the first play of the 2nd quarter, but the resulting single made the score 9-3 in favour of B.C. He finally succeeded on a 23-yard field goal attempt with 3:50 remaining in the 2nd quarter to complete scoring in the 1st half. The Alouettes scored the only points of the 3rd quarter on a 1-yard pass from Anthony Calvillo to Jock Climie, converted by Mr. Baker, to make the score 12-10 in favour of the Lions. B.C. running back Robert Drummond then broke a 44-yard touchdown run, converted by Mr. Passaglia, to increase the Lions’ lead to 19-10 just 55 seconds into the 4th quarter. Mr. Baker connected on a 51-yard field goal at 4:30 to make the score 19-13, but Mr. Allen rushed 1 yard for his second touchdown of the game at 8:38. A 2-point convert attempt was unsuccessful, but the Lions had an apparently-secure 25-13 lead. Mr. Calvillo brought the Alouettes back, and Mike Pringle rushed 5 yards for a touchdown, converted by Mr. Baker, to cut the B.C. lead to 25-20 with 3:49 remaining. Mr. Allen then drove the Lions downfield for Mr. Passaglia’s second field goal to make the score 28-20. However, the Alouettes weren’t finished, and Mr. Calvillo connected with Ben Cahoon for a 59-yard touchdown with 44 seconds remaining. Mr. Calvillo looked for Mr. Cahoon in the B.C. end zone for a 2-point convert that would have tied the game, but B.C. defensive back Chuck Levy was covering Mr. Cahoon closely in a way that many thought should have been ruled pass interference, but no penalty was called, and the pass was incomplete. The Alouettes were unsuccessful in attempting to recover a short kickoff, and the Lions ran out the clock. Mr. Allen, who had quarterbacked the Edmonton Eskimos to Grey Cup wins in 1987 and 1993, completed 18 of 31 passes for 234 yards, and rushed 9 times for 39. Mr. Drummond, who was named the game’s most valuable player, rushed 10 times for 122 yards and added 41 yards on 3 pass receptions. His backfield mate Sean Millington rushed for 99 yards on 17 carries, caught 3 passes for 38, and was named the game’s outstanding Canadian player. Don Blair led the Lions’ receivers with 87 yards on 6 receptions. Mr. Pringle rushed for 115 yards on 20 carries and caught 1 pass for 7 yards. Jock Climie, playing in the only Grey Cup of his 12-year CFL career, led all receivers with 97 yards on 6 receptions. Mr. Cahoon caught 2 for 73. Mr. Calvillo completed 13 of 26 passes for 242 yards and 2 interceptions. Steve Buratto, who had assumed the position of head coach in mid-season, was the winning head coach over Charlie Taaffe, who departed the Montreal organization after this game for a U.S. university position.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

November 25, 2010

60 years ago
1950


Hit parade
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Harbor Lights--Sammy Kaye and his "Swing and Sway" Orchestra (3rd week at #1)
--Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians
--Ray Anthony and his Orchestra
--Bing Crosby
2 All My Love (Bolero)--Patti Page
--Percy Faith and his Orchestra
--Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians
--Bing Crosby
3 Nevertheless (I’m in Love with You)--Paul Weston and his Orchestra
--The Mills Brothers
--Ralph Flanagan and his Orchestra
--Ray Anthony and his Orchestra
4 Thinking of You--Don Cherry
--Eddie Fisher
5 Goodnight Irene--Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra and the Weavers
--Frank Sinatra
6 Mona Lisa--Nat King Cole
--Victor Young and his Orchestra (Don Cherry, vocal)
--Art Lund
7 A Bushel and a Peck--Perry Como and Betty Hutton
--Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely
8 Can Anyone Explain? (No, No, No!)--The Ames Brothers
9 La Vie en Rose--Tony Martin
--Bing Crosby
--Edith Piaf
10 Our Lady of Fatima--Richard Hayes and Kitty Kallen
--Red Foley

Entering the chart that week was The Tennessee Waltz by Patti Page at #29.

Football
CRU
Grey Cup @ Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Toronto 13 Winnipeg 0

The Canadian Rugby Union neglected to cover the field at Varsity Stadium with a tarpaulin, and a snowfall followed by a thaw turned the field into a quagmire. The resulting game became known as the "Mud Bowl," and was one of the most notorious games in Canadian football history. The field conditions nullified the high-powered passing attack of the Blue Bombers, and Winnipeg quarterback Jack Jacobs completed just 2 of 11 passes for 21 yards before backup Pete Petrow managed slightly more success. All of the scoring took place in the first half. Joe Krol scored the only point of the 1st quarter when he punted into the Winnipeg end zone and Tom Casey was rouged. Mr. Jacobs lost 2 fumbles, and Nick Volpe kicked 2 field goals. A pass interception led to another single by Mr. Krol to make the score 8-0. Jake Dunlap then blocked a punt by Mr. Jacobs to give the Argonauts possession of the ball at the Winnipeg 20-yard line. Quarterback Al Dekdebrun moved the Argonauts to the 1-yard line, from which he sneaked over for the game’s only touchdown. Mr. Volpe’s convert attempt was unsuccessful. Mr. Dekdebrun, who completed 1 of 3 passes for 7 yards early in the game and then refrained from passing, was able to handle the ball in the first half because he’d taped thumb tacks to his fingers. Referee Hec Crighton ordered Mr. Dekdebrun to remove the tacks for the second half. Mr. Crighton also pulled Winnipeg tackle Buddy Tinsley out of a puddle where he had fallen face-first, but Mr. Tinsley always denied that he had been at risk of drowning. 27,101 fans showed up for the spectacle. Frank Clair, in his first year in Canadian football, was the winning head coach, while Frank "Butch" Larson was fired by the Blue Bombers, becoming the first of four consecutive head coaches of western teams to be fired after losing the Grey Cup.

40 years ago
1970


Died on this date
Yukio Mishima, 45
. Japanese novelist, playwright, and political activist. Mr. Mishima, whose real name was Kimitake Hiraoka, took four members of his Tatenokai (Shield Society)--an 80-man private army he had founded to protect the emperor--to Ichigaya Camp, the Tokyo headquarters of the Eastern Command of Japan's Self-Defense Forces. They tied up the commandant, and Mr. Mishima stepped out on the balcony to deliver a speech to 1,000 soldiers below. Mr. Mishima denounced the "disgrace" of losing World War II, and urged them to support him in a coup d’etat. The soldiers mocked and jeered Mr. Mishima, and Mr. Mishima returned to the commandant’s office and committed the traditional Japanese suicide ritual of seppuku (hara-kiri). A Tatenokai member named Hirosayu Koga ritually beheaded Mr. Mishima. Mr. Mishima’s literary output included 40 novels, 18 plays, 20 books of short stories, and at least 20 books of essays.

Edmontonia
56.4% of 130,000 eligible ratepayers braved below-zero (Fahrenheit) weather to vote on the approval of Omniplex, a proposed domed stadium/arena complex. The proposed bylaws were: 1/to authorize city council to borrow $26.4 million for the building, equipment, and site; 2/to authorize city council to borrow $1.2 million for parking--garage or facility; 3/to authorize a rapid transit pedestrian passageway. Bylaw 1 was defeated by about 54%-46%; bylaw 2 was defeated 57%-43%; and bylaw 3 was defeated 60%-40%.

Politics and government
Julian Kinisky was easily elected to Edmonton’s city council to take the seat that had been held by his mother Julia before her death the previous fall. Mr. Kinisky became the last Edmonton alderman to be elected by the city at large; the ward system was implemented for the 1971 election and all elections thereafter. Future alderman and provincial legislator Percy Wickman finished seventh of nine candidates in the voting.

U.S. President Richard Nixon fired Interior Secretary Walter Hickel because "essential elements of mutual confidence" did not exist between the two, according to the White House. The former Governor of Alaska had been opposed by conservationists upon his nomination to the cabinet post, but he turned out to be a supporter of protection of the environment. Republican National Committee chairman Rogers Morton, a Maryland Congressman, was designated to replace Mr. Hickel.

30 years ago
1980


World events
Upper Voltan President Sangoule Lamizana was overthrown by a group called the Military Committee of Recovery for National Progress, led by Colonel Saye Zerbo. Col. Zerbo said that the coup had been necessary because of the political and economic situation of the country, and he guaranteed all individual and group freedoms except that of political activity.

Three more members of the group accused of plotting to assassinate China’s Chairman Mao Zedong in 1976 testified that they had participated in the plot, but Zhang Chunqiao, a member of the "Gang of Four," refused to confess.

Disasters
The death toll from the previous two days’ earthquakes in southern Italy had risen to more than 1,000, and the estimate of the number of quakes had risen from 7 to 32. Rescue operations continued.

Labour
Miners in Poland struck for two hours, and the trade union movement Solidarity threatened a general strike.

Economics and finance
The U.S. government announced that a surge in mortgage rates had pushed consumer prices up 1% in October, and that those prices were 12.6% higher than in October 1979. The average worker was able to buy 6% fewer goods than had been possible a year earlier.

Boxing
Sugar Ray Leonard regained the World Boxing Council world welterweight title in New Orleans with a technical knockout when champion Roberto Duran quit 2:44 into the 8th round, saying "No mas, no mas. No more box."

25 years ago
1985


Crime
Sharon Scranage, an employee of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, was sentenced to five years in prison for giving the names of U.S. intelligence agents in Ghana to a citizen of Ghana.

Ronald Pelton, a former employee of the U.S. National Security Agency, was charged with selling U.S. intelligence secrets to the U.S.S.R.

20 years ago
1990


Politics and government
In the first round of voting to elect a President of Poland, Lech Walesa, leader of the Solidarity trade union movement, led with 40%. Stanislaw Tyminski, a businessman who had emigrated to Canada in 1969, was second with 23%. Premier Tadeusz Mazowiecki was third of six candidates with 18%. The winner needed to draw more than 50% of the vote, and only the top two candidates were allowed to move on to the second round of voting.

Football
CFL
Grey Cup @ B.C. Place Stadium, Vancouver
Winnipeg 50 Edmonton 11

The Blue Bombers recovered 4 Eskimo fumbles and made 3 interceptions and a turnover on downs to win their second Grey Cup in 3 years before 46,968 fans. Winnipeg led 10-0 after the 1st quarter on a 13-yard Trevor Kennerd field goal and an 11-yard touchdown pass from Tom Burgess to Lee Hull, converted by Mr. Kennerd. Ray Macoritti got the Eskimos on the scoreboard with a 56-yard punt single in the 2nd quarter, and kicked a 37-yard field goal with 1 second remaining to reduce Winnipeg’s lead to 10-4 at halftime. The key play of the game occurred at 5:16 of the 3rd quarter when Winnipeg linebacker Greg Battle made a great play for an interception and returned it 32 yards for a touchdown, converted by Mr. Kennerd. The Blue Bombers quickly turned the game into a rout, as Mr. Burgess completed touchdown passes of 5 yards to Perry Tuttle and 18 yards to Warren Hudson, and handed off to Mr. Hudson for a 2-yard touchdown rush on the last play of the 3rd quarter. All were converted by Mr. Kennerd, and Winnipeg led 38-4 after 3 quarters. The only Edmonton touchdown came on a 20-yard pass from Tracy Ham to Larry Willis at 2:34 of the 4th quarter, converted by Mr. Macoritti. James West sacked Mr. Ham in the Edmonton end zone for a safety touch, Mr. Kennerd added a 14-yard field goal, and backup quarterback Danny McManus completed a 56-yard touchdown pass to Rick House, converted by Mr. Kennerd. Mr. Burgess completed 18 of 31 passes for 286 yards, while Mr. McManus was 2 for 2 for 66 yards and Sammy Garza was 1 for 4 for 15 yards and an interception. Mr. Ham completed 20 of 37 passes for 253 yards and led all rushers with 84 yards on 11 carries. Robert Mimbs led the Blue Bombers with 11 carries for 55 yards. Edmonton’s Craig Ellis led all receivers with 8 receptions for 131 yards; Mr. House led the Blue Bombers with 107 yards on 6 receptions. Eight different Eskimos caught at least one pass, while seven different Blue Bombers made at least one reception. Mr. Burgess was named the game’s outstanding offensive player; Mr. Battle was the outstanding defensive player; Mr. Hudson was the outstanding Canadian. The game was the last as a CFL head coach for Winnipeg’s Mike Riley, and was the end of the line for Joe Faragalli with the Eskimos; he was retired a few days later.

November 24, 2010

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Brenda Heaps and Fermina Martinez!

110 years ago
1900


Football
Dominion Final
Ottawa Rough Riders 17 Brockville Football Club 10 @ Toronto

80 years ago
1930


On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Richard Gordon and Leigh Lovell, on NBC
Tonight’s episode: The Man with the Twisted Lip

70 years ago
1940


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

Football
CRU
The Canadian Rugby Union announced that the 1940 Grey Cup would be a 2-game total points series between the Ottawa Rough Riders, champions of the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union, and Toronto Balmy Beach, champions of the Ontario Rugby Football Union. The defending Grey Cup champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers had repeated as champions of the Western Interprovincial Football Union, but the WIFU refused to abandon its rule on interference, which was not approved by the CRU. The WIFU allowed players to block for a teammate up to 10 yards downfield, while the CRU allowed interference for only 3 yards downfield. The first game of the 1940 Grey Cup would take place at Varsity Stadium on November 30, and the second game at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa on December 7. 20% of the net receipts were to be given to charity, split between the Canadian Red Cross and the St. John Ambulance Brigade. Needless to say, the Blue Bombers weren’t happy with the CRU’s ruling, nor were most Canadian football fans or writers.

40 years ago
1970


World events
Guinean President Sekou Toure charged that "Portuguese mercenaries" had invaded his country, but had been repulsed. He demanded a United Nations investigation. Foreign correspondents were barred from Guinea, but according to some civilian reports, the raiders could have been there to attack leaders of a nationalist movement, with headquarters in Conakry, revolting against Portuguese rule in neighbouring Portuguese Guinea.

Football
U.S. university
Stanford quarterback Jim Plunkett was awarded the Heisman Trophy as the outstanding player in U.S. college football. Among the other contenders was Notre Dame quarterback Joe Theismann.

30 years ago
1980


Disasters
A series of eight earthquakes in southern Italy that had begun the previous evening--measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale--concluded, killing at least 350 people and injuring hundreds more. Reports of damage came from 29 cities and towns where buildings of up to five storeys had been reduced to rubble. The epicentre of the quake was at Eboli, 30 miles southwest of Naples. Rescue teams were hampered by road and rail damage, and many electricity lines were down.

World events
At the trial of China’s "Gang of Four," Wang Hongwen and Yao Wenyuan, two who were accused of plotting an armed uprising in Shanghai in 1976, confessed that they had tried to persuade Chairman Mao Zedong not to name Deng Xiaoping as senior Deputy Prime Minister in 1974.

Labour
Polish railway workers staged a 2-hour strike for wage increases.

25 years ago
1985


Terrorism
The previous day’s hijacking of an Egyptian airliner by Arab terrorists concluded with a raid by an Egyptian army anti-terrorist unit. The plane had made an emergency landing at Malta the previous day. The commandos arrived there, and after dark about 25 commandos blew open the rear cargo door and entered the plane. A gun battle ensued and 57 people died, mainly from smoke inhalation from the resulting fire. One hijacker, a Tunisian, survived. Egyptian officials said that Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi was behind the hijacking, and Egypt declared a state of emergency along its border with Libya.

Football
CFL
Grey Cup @ Olympic Stadium, Montreal
British Columbia 37 Hamilton 24

B.C. quarterback Roy Dewalt completed just 14 of 28 passes, but the completions went for 394 yards and 3 touchdowns as he led the Lions to their second Grey Cup win, and their first in 21 years. The Lions got off to a fast start when Mr. Dewalt connected with Ned Armour for an 84-yard touchdown 5:16 into the game. Lui Passaglia converted and added a 44-yard field goal later in the 1st quarter and a 20-yard field goal in the 2nd quarter to give B.C. a 13-0 lead. The Tiger-Cats came back with a 35-yard touchdown pass from Ken Hobart to Ron Ingram at 6:57 and a 1-yard touchdown rush by Johnny Shepherd, set up by a 61-yard run by Mr. Hobart, at 13:00. Bernie Ruoff’s second convert of the game gave Hamilton a short-lived 14-13 lead. The Hamilton defense forced the Lions to punt, but Mr. Passaglia escaped the Tiger-Cat rush and ran for 13 yards and a first down. Mr. Dewalt then completed a 59-yard touchdown pass to Mr. Armour with 1:20 remaining. Mr. Passaglia converted, and when the Lions forced the Tiger-Cats to punt and then moved the ball into field goal range, connected from 24 yards with 5 seconds remaining to give the Lions a 23-14 halftime lead. Mr. Passaglia kicked his fourth field goal of the game, from 37 yards, at 9:59 of the 3rd quarter to make the score 26-14, and added his fifth just 9 seconds into the 4th quarter, a 27-yard kick that gave the Lions a 29-14 lead. Mr. Ruoff kicked a 21-yard field goal at 3:49 to make the score 29-17, but the Lions put the game away less than 3 minutes late when Mr. Dewalt completed a 66-yard touchdown pass to Jim Sandusky, converted by Mr. Passaglia at 6:34. The Tiger-Cats didn’t quit, and Mr. Hobart connected on a 12-yard touchdown pass to Steve Stapler at 9:27; Mr. Ruoff’s convert reduced B.C.’s lead to 36-24. In the last minute, Mr. Passaglia attempted to equal Don Sweet’s 1977 record of 6 field goals in a Grey Cup, but his kick went wide for a single with 40 seconds remaining. Mr. Armour led all receivers with 151 yards on just 3 receptions; Mr. Sandusky caught 3 for 135, and John Pankratz of the Lions caught 3 for 79. Mr. Ingram led the Tiger-Cats with 107 yards on 3 receptions, and Mr. Stapler caught 5 for 55. Freddie Sims led the Lions on the ground with 98 yards on 19 carries. Mr. Hobart led the Tiger-Cats with 14 carries for 110 yards, while Mr. Shepherd carried 14 times for 88 yards, including a 22-yard gain on the game’s first play from scrimmage. Mr. Hobart injured a shoulder during the game when he was sacked, and completed just 10 of 32 passes for 174 yards and 2 interceptions. Backup Tom Porras relieved him late in the game and was 1 for 3 for 10 yards. Mr. Ruoff punted 12 times for a fine 46.3-yard average, while Mr. Passaglia averaged 41.5 yards on 11 punts. The Lions swept the individual awards: Mr. Dewalt was named the game’s outstanding offensive player, defensive end James Parker was the outstanding defensive player, and Mr. Passaglia was the outstanding Canadian. 56,723 were in attendance.

20 years ago
1990


Hit parade
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Love Takes Time--Mariah Carey (2nd week at #1)
2 More Than Words Can Say--Alias
3 Groove is in the Heart--Deee-Lite
4 I’m Your Baby Tonight--Whitney Houston
5 Something to Believe In--Poison
6 Because I Love You (The Postman Song)--Stevie B
7 From a Distance--Bette Midler
8 Pray--M.C. Hammer
9 Feels Good--Tony! Toni! Tone!
10 Ice Ice Baby--Vanilla Ice

Entering the chart that week was You Gotta Love Someone by Elton John at #74.

Football
CIAU
Vanier Cup @ SkyDome, Toronto
Saskatchewan 24 St. Mary’s 21

In a battle of Huskies, the University of Saskatchewan Huskies held on to win their first national championship. Saskatchewan quarterback David Earl completed 16 of 25 passes for 244 yards and a touchdown and rushed 11 times for 44 yards and a touchdown, earning the Ted Morris Memorial Trophy as the game’s most valuable player. St. Mary’s quarterback Chris Flynn, winner of the Hec Crighton Trophy as the outstanding player in Canadian university football for 1990, completed 20 passes, 8 to Matt Nealon. Saskatchewan’s Duane Dmytryshyn set a Vanier Cup record with 105 yards on kickoff returns.

Monday, 22 November 2010

November 23, 2010

90 years ago
1920


Football
CRU
Toronto Rugby & Athletic Association’s protest of their 7-6 loss to Toronto Argonauts in the Grey Cup Semi-Final on November 20 was upheld. A replay of the second half was ordered for November 27, with the Argonauts leading 2-0 at halftime.

75 years ago
1935


Football
ORFU
Finals
Sarnia 9 @ Toronto 1 (Sarnia won 2-game total points series 17-1)

For the defending Grey Cup champion Imperials, it was their fifth straight ORFU championship.

70 years ago
1940


Football
IRFU
Finals
Ottawa 8 @ Toronto 1 (Ottawa won 2-game total points series 20-2)

18,000 fans at Varsity Stadium saw the Argonauts score first on a single in the 1st quarter by Earl Selkirk, only to have the Rough Riders reply with a single by Sammy Sward. A bad snap by Cal Moore in the 2nd quarter went over the head of punter Jim Follwell into the Toronto end zone, where Mr. Sward recovered for an Ottawa touchdown. The convert attempt was unsuccessful. The only scoring of the 2nd half came on a single by Mr. Sward in the 3rd quarter.

ORFU
Finals
Toronto 12 @ Sarnia 0 (Toronto won 2-game total points series 24-0)

Johnny Manson scored the game’s only touchdown on a 25-yard pass from Art Walker. Hugh Tunnicliffe converted and added a field goal, while Don Crowe also kicked a field goal. The win at Athletic Park marked the first time in 10 years that Balmy Beach had won the ORFU title. Sarnia Imperials won 9 straight championships from 1931-1939 before disbanding for the duration of World War II. Sarnia was represented in 1940 by the 2-26th Battery.

WIFU
Exhibition
Calgary Bronks 35 @ Vancouver Bulldogs 11

50 years ago
1960


Space
The United States launched Tiros 2, a weather satellite whose mission was to study cloud cover and infrared radiation. It sent back television pictures of clouds.

40 years ago
1970


World events
A Lithuanian sailor, later identified as Simas Kudirka, 32, chief radio operator of the Russian trawler Sovietskaya, jumped aboard the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Vigilant in a desperate bid for U.S. asylum. The two ships were tied alongside each other off Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, for a fishing conference. It was later disclosed that Soviet sailors had been allowed to board the Vigilant and to beat, tie up, and drag Mr. Kudirka back to the Sovietskaya. U.S. President Richard Nixon was described as "furious" when he learned of the incident, and ordered an investigation.

30 years ago
1980


World events
At the trial of three members of China’s "Gang of Four," Wu Faxian, former deputy chief of staff of the armed forces, testified that he had damaged China’s Air Force by giving Lin Liguo, a leader of the 1976 plot to assassinate Chairman Mao Zedong, the command of the Air Force.

Disasters
The first of a series of earthquakes, centred in southern Italy, struck the area near Naples.

Football
CFL
Grey Cup @ Exhibition Stadium, Toronto
Edmonton 48 Hamilton 10

Tom Scott caught 12 passes for 174 yards and 3 touchdowns as the Eskimos routed the Tiger-Cats before 54,661 fans for their third straight Grey Cup win, equalling the achievement of the Eskimos of 1954-1956. Edmonton quarterback Warren Moon completed 21 of 33 passes for 398 yards and 3 touchdowns and rushed 7 times for 71 yards, and was named the game’s outstanding offensive player. Eskimo linebacker Dale Potter was named the outstanding defensive player and also won the Dick Suderman Trophy as the outstanding Canadian player. The game was close for the first 25 minutes, but the Eskimos began to pull away in the last 5 minutes of the 2nd quarter. A 25-yard field goal by Dave Cutler and a 1-yard touchdown run by Jim Germany, converted by Mr. Cutler, gave the Eskimos a 10-0 lead, but Bernie Ruoff got Hamilton on the scoreboard with a 48-yard field goal in the last minute of the 1st quarter and kicked a 37-yard field goal in the 2nd quarter to reduce Edmonton’s lead to 10-6. Mr. Moon connected with Danny Buggs for a 55-yard completion, setting up Mr. Germany’s second 1-yard touchdown run, converted by Mr. Cutler, and the Eskimos led 17-6 with 4:47 remaining until halftime. With 2:19 remaining in the half, Mr. Moon threw to Brian Kelly for a 75-yard touchdown. Mr. Cutler’s convert made the score 24-6. Mr. Ruoff kicked a 42-yard field goal with 2 seconds left to make the halftime score 24-9, and added a single on a missed field goal early in the 3rd quarter for the last Hamilton point. A short snap to running back Neil Lumsden on a fake punt resulted in a 48-yard gain--the longest rush by an Eskimo in a Grey Cup game--and led to a 19-yard touchdown pass from Mr. Moon to Mr. Scott. Mr. Cutler converted and added a 9-yard field goal to give the Eskimos a 34-10 lead after 3 quarters. Mr. Moon completed an 8-yard touchdown pass to Mr. Scott, and then veteran Tom Wilkinson, who replaced Mr. Moon late in the game, completed a 17-yard touchdown pass to Mr. Scott with 1:40 remaining in the game. Mr. Cutler converted both touchdowns. Mr. Lumsden led all rushers with 85 yards on 8 carries, and the Eskimos as a team rushed for 205 yards. Obie Graves, who had boasted before the game that he would rush for 200 yards, led the Tiger-Cats with 67 yards on 12 carries, while quarterback Dave Marler rushed 4 times for 45 yards. Mr. Graves also returned 7 kickoffs for 132 yards and 1 punt for 8. Mr. Kelly, playing his first game since breaking an ankle six weeks earlier, caught 4 passes for 104 yards. Brian Fryer helped the Eskimo cause with 4 catches for 77, and Mr. Buggs caught 3 for 73. Leif Pettersen led the Tiger-Cats with 47 yards on 4 receptions. Mr. Wilkinson completed 2 of 6 passes for 30 yards. Mr. Marler completed just 9 of 22 passes for 151 yards and 3 interceptions, while backup Tom Rozantz was 0 for 5 with an interception. Joe Hollimon made 2 interceptions for the Eskimos, with the others coming from Larry Highbaugh and Mike McLeod. The Eskimos racked up the big score despite turning the ball over half a dozen times; Mr. Moon gave up an interception to Daid Shaw, the Eskimos lost 3 fumbles, and they turned it over twice on downs while attempting to use up the clock in the 4th quarter. Edmonton Journal football writer Ray Turchansky had predicted a score of 50-10 in favour of the Eskimos, and they had the ball in field goal range when fans began pouring on the field and referee Don Barker called the game with a few seconds remaining.

25 years ago
1985


Hit parade
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 We Built This City--Starship (2nd week at #1)
2 Separate Lives--Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin
3 You Belong to the City--Glenn Frey
4 Miami Vice Theme--Jan Hammer
5 Broken Wings--Mr. Mister
6 Head Over Heels--Tears for Fears
7 Part-Time Lover--Stevie Wonder
8 Take On Me--A-Ha
9 Never--Heart
10 Lay Your Hands On Me--Thompson Twins

Singles entering the chart included Spies Like Us by Paul McCartney (#57) (the title song of the movie) and Go Home by Stevie Wonder (#61).

Terrorism
Three to five Arab gunmen, claiming to belong to a group called Egypt's Revolution, seized an Egyptian jetliner en route from Athens to Cairo. The Boeing 737 was the same plane that U.S. warplanes had intercepted in October when it carried Palestinians who had seized the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro. After the gunmen took over the plane, one of them was killed in a shootout with a security guard. Bullets piercing the fuselage depressurized the cabin, and the plane made an emergency landing in Malta. The hijackers, who did not make their demands clear, freed 11 women, but two Israelis and three Americans were shot and thrown from the plane; one Israeli and one American were wounded fatally.

Crime
A retired U.S. Central Intelligence Agency analyst named Larry Wu-Tai Chin was charged with providing China with secret documents.

20 years ago
1990


Politics and government
Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, at a press conference, gave more details of the union treaty that would replace the treaty adopted in 1922 that created the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The U.S.S.R. would be renamed the Union of Soviet Sovereign Republics, with the word Socialist dropped from the title. In a powerful executive branch, the president and vice-president would be elected directly by the people. The central government would be given complete control over such key areas as the military and security forces, foreign policy, and foreign economic activity. The office of premier would be retained. The republics were declared to be "sovereign states" with "full authority" over their own territory, and each would be permitted to determine its own government and forms of property and economic system. The treaty declared, however, that the central government’s laws would take precedence over resolutions passed in individual republics proclaiming the supremacy of their own laws. The treaty made no provision for secession by republics. The three Baltic republics and Georgia had already said they would not sign the treaty and would seek independence unilaterally.

The government of Bulgarian Premier Andrei Lukanov survived a non-confidence vote in parliament.

10 years ago
2000


Protest
Half of Argentina’s 14 million workers began a 36-hour general strike to protest austerity measures designed to win an aid package from the International Monetary Fund.

November 22, 2010

130 years ago
1880


Theatre
Lillian Russell made her debut at Tony Pastor's Theatre in New York City.

60 years ago
1950


Basketball
The Fort Wayne Pistons beat the Minneapolis Lakers 19-18 in the lowest-scoring game in National Basketball Association history. The Pistons held the ball to keep it away from the Lakers’ 6’ 10" center George Mikan, who scored 15 points. It was because "strategy" such as this became commonplace that the 24-second clock was adopted in 1954.

50 years ago
1960


On television tonight
Thriller, on NBC
Tonight's episode: The Prediction, starring Boris Karloff, Audrey Dalton, and Alex Davison

This was the first episode to feature Mr. Karloff, the program's host, as an actor.

40 years ago
1970


War
A joint U.S. Navy and South Vietnamese militia team attacked a Viet Cong prison camp in the Mekong Delta and freed 19 South Vietnamese prisoners of war, bringing to 48 the number of South Vietnamese released in such operations during 1970.

Football
CFL
Western Finals
Calgary 15 @ Saskatchewan 14 (Calgary won best-of-three series 2-1)

Larry Robinson’s 32-yard field goal into a stiff wind as regulation time expired gave the Stampeders their second western title in three years. 18,385 fans at Taylor Field in Regina braved snow and a -40 windchill, the coldest playoff weather that anyone could remember. Renowned sportswriter Jim Coleman told me that this was the coldest game he’d ever attended, and I know another man who was in the stands that day who told me that a number of people were taken out of the stadium to be treated for frostbite. Saskatchewan quarterback Ron Lancaster, who had suffered injured ribs during the second game of the series in Calgary, got into the game for only a few plays, and Gary Lane quarterbacked the rest of the game. The Roughriders lost 3 fumbles going into the wind in the 1st quarter, but the Stampeders got only 2 singles on missed field goals by Mr. Robinson. They did score a touchdown later in the quarter on a 63-yard punt return by Jim Sillye. It was the only touchdown of Mr. Sillye’s CFL career; punt returners weren’t allowed to receive any blocks from their teammates prior to 1975, so touchdowns on punt returns were rare. Mr. Robinson’s convert gave Calgary a 9-0 lead. Larry Lawrence briefly replaced Jerry Keeling at quarterback for the Stampeders, and fumbled into his end zone. Guard Granny Liggins recovered for Calgary, but Saskatchewan was credited with a safety touch, making the score 9-2. Mr. Lane then hit Bob Pearce with a pass at midfield, and he broke it for a touchdown. Jack Abendschan converted to tie the game 9-9. The Roughriders added 2 singles to take an 11-9 halftime lead. Calgary took the wind in the 3rd quarter, and Mr. Robinson kicked a field goal to give them a 12-11 lead. However, they also turned over the ball on an interception on a third down-and-one yard to go gamble, and allowed Saskatchewan punter Al Ford to recover his own punt. The Roughriders managed to move the ball against the wind deep into Calgary territory, but were twice denied touchdowns by the officials. Mr. Lane was ruled to have run out of bounds at the Calgary 12-yard line on a play where he appeared to have scored, and was stopped on the third of three rushing plays from the 1-yard line. Television replays apparently indicated that Mr. Lane had not gone out of bounds on the earlier play, and had carried the ball over the goal line on the gamble. The Roughriders received the advantage of the wind at their backs in the 4th quarter, and Mr. Abendschan kicked a field goal to put them ahead 14-12. In the last few minutes of the game, the Stampeder offense under Mr. Keeling, which hadn’t moved well all day, drove to the Saskatchewan 7-yard line, but Hugh McKinnis fumbled the ball away just when it seemed as though they were in position for a possible game-winning field goal. The Stampeder defense then stiffened again and forced a punt, giving Calgary the ball at the Saskatchewan 45-yard line. Mr. Keeling completed a screen pass to Mr. McKinnis, who got to the 24-yard line. Mr. Robinson, known more for missing kicks in big games than for making them, kicked into the wind. The ball appeared to be heading wide to the right of the goal posts, but the wind caught it, and it went over the crossbar to put the Stampeders into the Grey Cup.

30 years ago
1980


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Lady--Kenny Rogers (2nd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Lady--Kenny Rogers (2nd week at #1)
2 The Wanderer--Donna Summer
3 Another One Bites the Dust--Queen
4 Woman in Love--Barbra Streisand
5 Master Blaster (Jammin’)--Stevie Wonder
6 I’m Coming Out--Diana Ross
7 He’s So Shy--The Pointer Sisters
8 More Than I Can Say--Leo Sayer
9 Dreaming--Cliff Richard
10 Lovely One--The Jacksons

Singles entering the chart included Tell it Like it Is by Heart (#40); Passion by Rod Stewart (#49); and One Step Closer by the Doobie Brothers (#60).

War
Iran denied that she had launched a rocket attack on an area of Kuwait that bordered Iraq, and accused Iraq of attacking civilians with surface-to-surface missiles in the town of Gilan.

25 years ago
1985


Crime
Major Alain Mafart and Captain Dominique Prieur, both French agents, were sentenced to 10 years in prison for manslaughter for their roles in the sinking of the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior. The two had supported others in placing explosives that sank the ship, killing a photographer on board.

The day after U.S. Naval Intelligence Service analyst Jonathan Pollard had been charged with selling classified information to Israel, his wife was also arrested.

Economics and finance
The United States Labor Department reported that the consumer price index had risen 0.3% in October.

20 years ago
1990


Politics and government
Margaret Thatcher announced her resignation as Prime Minister of Great Britain after her cabinet refused to support her in the second round of elections in the contest for the leadership of the Conservative Party. She said that she would leave office as soon as a successor was chosen.

10 years ago
2000


Politics
The day after Peru’s Congress had passed a motion to remove Alberto Fujimori as President, Valentin Paniagua Corazao, the President of Congress, was sworn in as President of Peru. Mr. Paniagua took off ice because both vice-presidents had already resigned.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

November 21, 2010

390 years ago
1620


Americana
The Mayflower Compact, which provided the basis for all governments of the American colonies, was signed by 41 of the 100-102 pilgrims aboard the Mayflower. According to the Old Style of dating then in effect, the date on the document was November 11.

110 years ago
1900


Baseball
American League President Ban Johnson announced that the AL, which had operated as a minor league in 1900, would expand to eastern cities and would operate as a major league in 1901.

100 years ago
1910


Journalism
The University of Alberta student newspaper The Gateway published its first edition.

60 years ago
1950


On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: The Death Cards, starring Francis L. Sullivan

50 years ago
1960


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Stay--Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs

Space
Mercury-Redstone 1, an attempt to launch an unmanned Mercury spacecraft aboard a Redstone rocket, lasted just 2 seconds, with the rocket rising just 4 inches, when the engine shut down. The spacecraft's escape tower then launched and landed 400 yards away, and the drogue parachutes deployed as they would have with a splashdown. The problem was caused by plugs at the base of the Redstone pulling out in the wrong order. The spacecraft was reused aboard a different Redstone booster for Mercury-Redstone 1A on December 19, 1960.

40 years ago
1970


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: Voodoo Chile--Jimi Hendrix Experience

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I Think I Love You--The Partridge Family

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I Think I Love You--The Partridge Family
2 I’ll Be There--The Jackson 5
3 The Tears of a Clown--Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
4 Fire and Rain--James Taylor
5 Indiana Wants Me--R. Dean Taylor
6 Somebody’s Been Sleeping--100 Proof Aged in Soul
7 Gypsy Woman--Brian Hyland
8 We’ve Only Just Begun--Carpenters
9 All Right Now--Free
10 Green-Eyed Lady--Sugarloaf

Singles entering the chart included If I Were Your Woman by Gladys Knight and the Pips (#74); River Deep--Mountain High by the Supremes and the Four Tops (#77); Your Song by Elton John (#82); Silver Moon by Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (#91); and See the Light by The Flame (#96). The Flame--formerly The Flames--were a South African group composed of Ricky Fataar, Steve Fataar, Brother Fataar, and Blondie Chaplin. After several years of success in South Africa, they were "discovered" by Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys while performing in England, and were signed to the Brother Records label--the only non-Beach Boys artists with the label. Carl Wilson produced the album The Flame, and See the Light was the first single from the album. Ricky Fataar and Blondie Chaplin later joined the Beach Boys.

Calgary’s top 10
1 I Think I Love You--The Partridge Family
2 I’ll Be There--The Jackson 5
3 Lola--The Kinks
4 Green-Eyed Lady--Sugarloaf
5 See Me, Feel Me--The Who
6 Fly Little White Dove, Fly--The Bells
7 It’s Only Make Believe--Glen Campbell
8 Burning Bridges--The Mike Curb Congregation
9 Share the Land--The Guess Who
10 Heed the Call--Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
Pick hit of the week: I Believe in Sunshine--Madrigal

War
50 U.S. Green Berets helicoptered into and around the Sontay prisoner of war camp, 23 miles from Hanoi, in an attempt to rescue 50-100 of their comrades, only to find that the captives had been evacuated. After a battle in which one U.S. soldier was wounded and an estimated 25 guards were killed, all the Green Berets returned to their 10 craft and then back to their base in Thailand. While returning to their base, the commandos rescued a pilot who had been shot down while flying cover for their mission. In diversionary tactics, F-105s flying escort for their rescue helicopters broke away and attacked antiaircraft and troop sites near the camp. Bombing of North Vietnam intensified.

U.S. war casualties for the week numbered 65 dead--the highest total in 11 weeks--and 335 wounded, many of them injured by booby traps and mines. South Vietnamese casualties were 267 dead and 626 wounded, while North Vietnamese and Viet Cong dead numbered 1,073. U.S. Command in Saigon said that air strikes during the last week possibly set the Communist supply timetable by months.

Football
CFL
Eastern Finals
Montreal 11 @ Hamilton 4 (Montreal won 2-game total points series 43-26)

The Alouettes intercepted 5 Hamilton passes and were successful in protecting and extending the lead that they carried into the game. Montreal quarterback Sonny Wade, who also doubled as the team’s punter, punted 70 yards for a single on the last play of the 1st quarter to give the Alouettes a 1-0 lead. The Tiger-Cats responded with a 53-yard gain on a pass from Wally Gabler to Gord Christian from the Hamilton 45-yard line to the Montreal 12. The Montreal defense held, and Tommy-Joe Coffey kicked a 13-yard field goal to give the Tiger-Cats a 3-1 lead. Hamilton increased its lead to 4-1--reducing Montreal’s lead in the series to 33-26--a few minutes later on a 70-yard punt single by Joe Zuger, who backed up Mr. Gabler at quarterback. The Alouettes scored the game’s only touchdown late in the 2nd quarter when Bobby Lee Thompson made his second interception of the game and then Hamilton defensive back John Williams was called for pass interference against Garry Lefebvre at the Tiger-Cats’ 2-yard line. Moses Denson rushed in from 3 yards for the touchdown and George Springate converted to give the Alouettes an 8-4 halftime lead. The Alouettes added a single in the 3rd quarter and scored a safety touch in the 4th quarter when Mike Widger sacked Mr. Zuger in the Hamilton end zone. Mr. Wade completed 12 of 26 passes for 163 yards and gave up an interception to defensive tackle John Barrow--playing the last game of a 14-year Hall of Fame career--who returned the ball 10 yards. Mr. Gabler completed just 12 of 29 passes for 199 yards; Larry Fairholm was the other Montreal player to make an interception off Mr. Gabler. Mr. Zuger completed 1 of 4 passes for 9 yards and gave up interceptions to Al Phaneuf and Mark Kosmos. Moses Denson led all rushers with 60 yards on 13 carries, while Bruce Van Ness added 31 on 10 carries. Mr. Gabler led the Tiger-Cats with 42 yards rushing. Mr. Lefebvre led all receivers with 73 yards on 4 receptions, and teammate Peter Dalla Riva caught 2 passes for 40. Dave Fleming led the Tiger-Cats with 62 yards on 4 receptions, while Garney Henley, who had caught just 3 passes during the regular season while being a full-time defensive back, caught 4 passes for 49 yards. Mr. Wade punted 13 times for a 47-yard average, while Mr. Zuger punted 10 times for a 44-yard average. Mr. Lefebvre and Mr. Williams had a running battle throughout the game which culminated in a fight early in the 4th quarter and the ejection of both players. 24,270 fans were in attendance at Civic Stadium in the last game played there under that name; in 1971 it was renamed Ivor Wynne Stadium.

CIAU
Canadian College Bowl @ Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Manitoba 38 Ottawa 11

Manitoba quarterback Bob Kraemer completed touchdown passes of 3 yards to Henry Lodewyks and 4 yards to Kim Ziola and rushed 1 yard for a touchdown of his own to lead the Bisons as they captured the Vanier Cup for the second straight year. Mike Shylo rushed 3 yards for a touchdown and Dennis Hrycaiko added another on a 29-yard run as Manitoba amassed 280 yards rushing for the game. Walt McKee was successful on 3 of 4 convert attempts and added a 36-yard field goal; the Bisons were unsuccessful on a 2-point convert attempt. The Bisons also scored a safety touch in the 4th quarter. Claudio Valle kicked a 13-yard field goal in the 2nd quarter for the Gee-Gees, who didn’t hit the scoreboard again until the 4th quarter, when, on the first play after conceding a safety touch, Ottawa quarterback Paul Paddon, the 1970 winner of the Hec Crighton Trophy as the most outstanding player in Canadian university football, connected with Michel Leveille for an 85-yard touchdown pass and completed a pass to Greg Moses for a 2-point convert.

30 years ago
1980


Disasters
A fire at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas killed 84 people and injured more than 500.

28 people were killed near Lamezia Terme, Italy when two passenger trains and the uncoupled cars of a freight train were involved in a crash.

25 years ago
1985


On television tonight
The Twilight Zone, on CITV
Tonight’s episode: Dead Woman’s Shoes (starring Helen Mirren); Wong’s Lost and Found Emporium (starring Brian Tochi)

Diplomacy
U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev concluded their summit in Geneva, meeting without advisers. They spoke of the world being a "safer place," but reached no agreement regarding the U.S. anti-missile Strategic Defense Initiative.

The Irish Dail voted 88-75 to approve the November 15 agreement with the U.K. giving the Republic of Ireland a formal consultative role in the governing of Northern Ireland.

Crime
Jonathan Pollard, an analyst for the U.S. Naval Intelligence Service, was charged with selling classified information to Israel.

20 years ago
1990


Diplomacy
The Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe concluded in Paris with the various national leaders signing the Charter of Paris for a New Europe, which declared an end to "the era of confrontation and division in Europe" and pledged a "new era of democracy, peace and unity." The agreement marked an official end to the Cold War.

Scandal
In New York District Court, Judge Kimba Wood sentenced Michael Milken, a former employee of Drexel Burnham Lambert, Incorporated to 10 years in prison for securities fraud. Mr. Milken had helped to facilitate the corporate takeover boom of the 1980s through the promotion of high-risk, high-yield securities known as "junk bonds." He had pleaded guilty in April 1990 to six felony counts of fraud and agreed to pay fines and restitution totalling $600 million. Judge Wood said a prison term was necessary to deter others in the financial industry from engaging in similar practices.

10 years ago
2000


Politics and government
Peru’s Congress voted 62-9 to reject the previous day’s resignation of President Alberto Fujimori and instead approved a motion to remove him from office. He faced a possible investigation for corruption and rights abuses.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

November 20, 2010

100 years ago
1910


World events
Francisco Madero began an armed revolt against the Mexican President Porfirio Diaz.

90 years ago
1920


Football
IRFU-ORFU
Grey Cup Semi-Final
Toronto R & AA 6 Toronto Argonauts 7

Toronto R & AA protested the game, and on November 23 the protest was upheld. The second half was ordered to be replayed on Saturday, November 27, with Toronto Argonauts leading 2-0 at halftime.

50 years ago
1960


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: It’s Now or Never--Elvis Presley (4th week at #1)

Football
CFL
IRFU
Finals
Ottawa 21 @ Toronto 20 (Ottawa won 2-game total points series 54-41)

The Argonauts were leading 20-0 in the 3rd quarter and 41-33 in total points before 30,529 fans at CNE Stadium, but the Rough Riders scored 2 touchdowns in 77 seconds and then clinched the Big 4 title in the 4th quarter when rookie quarterback Ron Lancaster completed a pass to Bob Simpson on a "sleeper" play for 80 yards from the Ottawa 12-yard line to the Toronto 18. Two plays later, Joe Kelly rushed 2 yards for his second touchdown of the game.

NFL
Philadelphia (7-1) 17 @ New York (5-2-1) 10

53,571 fans at Yankee Stadium saw the Eagles get their seventh straight win. The game was notable for a legal but vicious tackle by veteran Philadelphia linebacker Chuck Bednarik on New York halfback Frank Gifford. Mr. Gifford suffered a concussion that kept him out for the rest of the 1960 season and the entire 1961 season. The loss hurt the Giants’ hopes for winning their third straight East Division title.

40 years ago
1970


Hit parade
Edmonton’s top 10
1 I Think I Love You--The Partridge Family
2 Gypsy Woman--Brian Hyland
3 Lola--The Kinks
4 It’s Only Make Believe--Glen Campbell
5 Heed the Call--Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
6 He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother--Neil Diamond
7 Share the Land--The Guess Who
8 You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me--Elvis Presley
9 We’ve Only Just Begun--Carpenters
10 Fly Little White Dove, Fly--The Bells

On television tonight
The Interns, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Act of God

Diplomacy
The United Nations General Assembly voted 51-49 to admit the People’s Republic of China, but because an earlier United States resolution requiring a 2/3 majority had passed 66-52, Communist China was denied entry to the UN.

Crime
After almost seven hours of deliberations, a seven-man panel of United States Army officers cleared Staff Sergeant David Mitchell of charges of murdering South Vietnamese civilians in the My Lai massacre on March 16, 1968. A 10-year Army career man, Sgt. Mitchell, the first of the officers and men to be tried for the massacre, said that he would stay in the Army.

Labour
A three-year contract granting a 30% pay raise over that period ended the 67-day strike by United Auto Workers against General Motors.

30 years ago
1980


World events
The trial of Zhang Chunqiao, Yao Wenyuan, and Wang Honwen--three members of China’s so-called "Gang of Four"-- on charges of plotting an armed rebellion in Shanghai in 1976 began with the reading of the indictment, which also included an accusation that they had planned to kill Chairman Mao Zedong.

25 years ago
1985


Diplomacy
The summit between U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev continued in Geneva, with the leaders and their wives taking turns entertaining each other at dinner at the Soviet Mission and at the Maison de Sassure, the Reagans’ temporary residence.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the gross national product had increased at an annual rate of 4.3% during the third quarter of 1985. The department also reported that after-tax profits of U.S. corporations had risen 5.3% during the quarter.

20 years ago
1990


Politics and government
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher failed to win a majority of votes in her battle against former Defense Secretary Michael Heseltine for leadership of the Conservative Party. In the first round of voting, Mrs. Thatcher received 372 votes to 152 for Mr. Heseltine with 16 abstentions, leaving Mrs. Thatcher 4 votes short of a majority.

Crime
El Sayyid A. Nosair, a Muslim and U.S. citizen who had been born in Egypt, was indicted on charges of second-degree murder and other charges for the November 5 assassination in New York of Jewish Defense League founder and Israeli Knesset member Rabbi Meir Kahane.

Law
Bertha Wilson, the first woman and the most evil person to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada, announced her retirement after 18 years on the Court.

Labour
About 6,000 steelworkers at Algoma Steel Corporation in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario ratified a tentative agreement, ending a 112-day strike. The new contract would increase hourly wages by $2.89 by 1993, as well as improving pensions and severance pay and introducing a profit-sharing plan.

10 years ago
2000


Politics and government
Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori resigned, five months before the scheduled election in which he said he would not be a candidate. Mr. Fujimori faxed his resignation from Japan.

Terrorism
A bomb killed two adults and injured several children on a bus in the Gaza Strip transporting the children of Israeli settlers, and the Israelis then launched a missile attack on Palestinian military and police facilities in Gaza City.

Disasters
At least 110 died in Nairobi after drinking moonshine brewed with methanol. Officials feared that many of the 400 survivors would lose their eyesight.