60 years ago
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Harbor Lights--Sammy Kaye and his "Swing and Sway" Orchestra
--Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians
--Ray Anthony and his Orchestra
2 All My Love (Bolero)--Patti Page
--Percy Faith and his Orchestra
--Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians
3 Goodnight Irene--Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra and the Weavers
4 Mona Lisa--Nat King Cole
--Victor Young and his Orchestra (Don Cherry, vocal)
5 Sam’s Song--Gary Crosby and Friend
--Joe "Fingers" Carr and the Carr-Hops
6 Thinking of You--Don Cherry
7 Can Anyone Explain? (No, No, No!)--The Ames Brothers
8 La Vie en Rose--Tony Martin
9 Our Lady of Fatima--Richard Hayes and Kitty Kallen
10 Play a Simple Melody--Gary Crosby and Friend
Among the singles entering the chart that week was Lullaby in Boogie, performed by both Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra and Harry James and his Orchestra.
Toronto 11 @ Hamilton 13 (1st game of 2-game total points series)
Toronto 18 @ Sarnia 10 (Toronto won 2-game total points series 35-21)
Edmonton 12 @ Winnipeg 22 (Best-of-three series tied 1-1)
14,000 fans were at Civic Stadium to see the Tiger-Cats edge the Argonauts.
Jack Jacobs passed to Bud Korchak for one Blue Bomber touchdown, while Tom Casey, on a halfback option, completed a touchdown pass to Ian Gibb for another Winnipeg touchdown. Tommy Ford scored the other Blue Bomber touchdown on a 63-yard rush after taking a lateral from Johnny Stroppa. Mike King and Dmitri Goloubef scored Edmonton touchdowns; Annis Stukus and Don Durno each kicked a convert. Mr. Durno was ejected from the game for throwing a bunch at Ed Norvack of the Blue Bombers, which caught Mr. Norvack above the left eye and knocked him out cold. Rollin Prather of the Eskimos and Roy Gardiner of the Blue Bombers were also ejected. The Blue Bombers outrushed the Eskimos 273 yards to 59. 8,300 fans attended the game at Osborne Stadium.
50 years ago
On television tonight
The Twilight Zone, on CBS
Tonight’s episode: Eye of the Beholder, starring Maxine Stuart, William D. Gordon, and Donna Douglas
This was one of the best episodes of the series, and featured an excellent score by Bernard Herrmann.
40 years ago
The screen at the Starlite went dark shortly after midnight at the conclusion of a screening of Patton, and Edmonton’s first drive-in movie theatre closed for good. The drive-in opened on June 6, 1949, and attracted so much traffic that many would-be customers were turned away. It was located at 156 Street and 87 Avenue, which was then at the edge of the city, but by 1970 was kitty-corner from Meadowlark Mall.
30 years ago
The U.S. probe Voyager 1 crossed the orbit of Saturn's outermost moon and was in the region of the planet's magnetic field.
The Madrid Conference to review compliance with the Helsinki accords on European security and human rights opened amidst fears that the United States and its allies would have a confrontation with the Soviet Union and some eastern European countries in setting up an agenda. The Soviets had lobbied to limit the time given over to a discussion of such matters as the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and alleged human rights violations in eastern Europe.
25 years ago
Died on this date
Pelle Lindbergh, 26. Swedish-born U.S. hockey goaltender. Mr. Lindbergh played for the Philadelphia Flyers, and won the Vezina Trophy as the National Hockey League’s most outstanding goaltender for the 1984-85 season while leading the Flyers to the championship of the Prince of Wales Conference. In 8 games in the 1985-86 season he posted a record of 6-2-0 with a goals against average of 2.88 and 1 shutout. In his last game with the team he didn’t play, but dressed as the backup to Bob Froese. Mr. Lindbergh died the day after crashing his Porsche into a cement wall at high speed in Somerdale, New Jersey and being pronounced brain-dead.
The day after Pelle Lindbergh of the Philadelphia Flyers had crashed his car into a wall in Somerdale, New Jersey, the front page headline of The Edmonton Sun read Goalie Brain Dead.
20 years ago
Ottawa 25 @ Toronto 34
Saskatchewan 27 @ Edmonton 43
Mike "Pinball" Clemons rushed 12 times for 141 yards, caught 4 passes for 50, and totalled 364 all-purpose yards to lead the Argos to victory before a SkyDome crowd of 24,427. Rickey Foggie started at quarterback for the Argos, but left the game early with a bruised shoulder. John Congemi relieved him and left with a concussion in the 2nd quarter. Willie Gillus then came in to quarterback the Argos until Mr. Congemi returned for the final series of the game. Toronto struck first on a 32-yard Lance Chomyc field goal, but Mr. Foggie fumbled on the play that knocked him out of the game, and Gregg Stumon returned the ball 26 yards for a touchdown 5:38 into the game. Dean Dorsey converted and added a single on a missed field goal a few minutes later. A 30-yard field goal by Mr. Chomyc reduced Ottawa’s lead to 8-6. Midway through the 2nd quarter, the Rough Riders drove deep into Argo territory, but Reggie Barnes was stopped on a third-down gamble from the 2-yard line. A few plays later, Mr. Gillus connected with Darrell K. Smith for a 99-yard touchdown pass. Mr. Chomyc converted and added a 38-yard field goal with 9 seconds remaining until halftime to give the Argos a 16-8 lead. Mr. Chomyc added a single on a missed field goal early in the 3rd quarter, but the Rough Riders came back with 10 points to take an 18-17 lead at the end of the 3rd quarter. Quarterback Damon Allen rushed 1 yard for a touchdown, converted by Mr. Dorsey, and Mr. Dorsey kicked a 32-yard field goal with 53 seconds remaining in the quarter. Mr. Chomyc kicked a 32-yard field goal just 85 seconds later to give the Argos a 20-18 lead, and the lead became 27-18 just 1 minute and 38 seconds later when Don Wilson intercepted a pass from Mr. Allen and returned it 73 yards for a touchdown, converted by Mr. Chomyc. The Rough Riders moved within 2 points when Mr. Allen completed a 27-yard touchdown pass to James Ellingson. Mr. Dorsey converted, and Ottawa trailed 27-25 with 2:23 remaining in regulation time. However, Mr. Clemons took over, with a 41-yard rush, and then, a few plays later, a 24-yard rush for a touchdown with 1:10 remaining. Mr. Chomyc’s convert gave the Argos an insurmountable 9-point lead. Mr. Allen completed 20 of 35 passes for 326 yards, and led Ottawa rushers with 84 yards on 10 carries. Mr. Barnes was held to 47 yards on 15 carries. The three Toronto quarterbacks combined to complete just 10 of 23 passes, but managed 240 yards. Mr. Smith led with 119 yards on 3 receptions; he also rushed once for 38 yards.
Brian Walling, who had scored the winning touchdown in the previous year’s semi-final while playing for Saskatchewan, hurt his old team by rushing 10 times for 87 yards and adding 74 yards on 5 pass receptions on a snow-covered field before 23,006 fans at Commonwealth Stadium. Jeff Braswell got the Eskimos off to a good start when he intercepted a Kent Austin pass and returned it 23 yards for a touchdown 2:54 into the game, converted by Ray Macoritti. Mr. Austin connected with Jeff Fairholm for a 48-yard touchdown. Dave Ridgway converted and added a 32-yard field goal before Edmonton quarterback Tracy Ham completed a 10-yard touchdown pass to Michael Soles. Mr. Macoritti’s convert gave the Eskimos a 14-10 lead after the 1st quarter. The teams exchanged converted touchdowns in the 2nd quarter: Former Eskimo Milson Jones rushed 10 yards for Saskatchewan, and Mr. Ham connected with Craig Ellis for a 34-yard score with 1:19 remaining until halftime to give the Eskimos a 21-17 lead. Mr. Jones struck back with a 40-yard touchdown run just 1:04 into the 3rd quarter, converted by Mr. Ridgway. The Eskimos regained the lead with a 2-yard touchdown run by Blake Marshall, converted by Mr. Macoritti. Mr. Ridgway kicked a 27-yard field goal, and Mr. Marshall scored again on a 2-yard run with 1:30 remaining in the quarter. Mr. Macoritti’s convert gave the Eskimos a 35-27 lead. The Eskimos were successful at controlling the ball--mainly due to the plays involving Mr. Walling--in the 4th quarter. Mr. Macoritti kicked a single, and then Mr. Ham completed a 14-yard pass to Mr. Ellis with 2:06 remaining, converted by Mr. Macoritti, to put the game away. Mr. Jones rushed 12 times for 114 yards, but teammate Lucius Floyd was held to 4 yards on 6 carries and 28 yards on 8 pass receptions. Mr. Fairholm led all receivers with 84 yards on 3 receptions. Mr. Ellis caught 4 passes for 71 yards. Mr. Ham completed 20 of 35 passes for 290 yards and rushed 9 times for 62. Mr. Austin completed 22 of 35 passes for 208 yards, far below his usual output. Backup Jeff Bentrim relieved him in the 4th quarter and completed 3 of 5 for 20 yards. It was a penalty-filled game, with the Roughriders being flagged 15 times for 121 yards and the Eskimos 13 for 100.
Seattle 17 @ Kansas City 16
Derrick Thomas of the Chiefs set a league record for a single game with 7 sacks.
10 years ago
155 people died in a fire aboard a funicular train in the Austrian Alps.
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