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110 years ago
Clarence Wright of Dayton in the Western Association pitched his first of two consecutive no-hitters, blanking Columbus 9-0.
70 years ago
The Detroit Tigers swept a doubleheader from the St. Louis Browns 9-5 and 16-8. Rudy York hit 3 home runs and batted in 5 runs for the Tigers in the first game.
60 years ago
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Sweet Violets--Dinah Shore
2 Because of You--Tony Bennett
--Les Baxter and his Orchestra
3 Come On-A My House--Rosemary Clooney
4 Too Young--Nat "King" Cole
5 The Loveliest Night of the Year--Mario Lanza
6 My Truly, Truly Fair--Guy Mitchell
7 Jezebel--Frankie Laine
8 I Get Ideas--Tony Martin
9 I'm in Love Again--Henri Rene and his Orchestra featuring April Stevens
10 (Why Did I Tell You I was Going to) Shanghai--Doris Day
--Billy Williams Quartet
Singles entering the chart were While You Danced, Danced, Danced by Georgia Gibbs (#21); The Girl in the Wood by Frankie Laine (#23); Whispering by Les Paul (#28); Them Their Eyes by Champ Butler (#31); Go Go Go Go by Richard Hayes (#35); Gimme a Little Kiss, Will Ya Huh? by April Stevens with Henri Rene and his Orchestra (#37); I Love the Sunshine of Your Smile by the Four Knights (#39); and Do You Really Love Me, with versions by Gordon MacRae and Tony Martin (#40). Gimme a Little Kiss, Will Ya Huh? was the B-side of Dreamy Melody.
Toronto (1-0) 36 @ Ottawa (0-1) 17
Edmonton (2-1) 18 @ Calgary (0-3) 17
Don Mueller hit 3 home runs to lead the New York Giants to an 8-1 win over the Brooklyn Dodgers, reducing the Dodgers' lead over the Giants in the National League pennant race to 6 games.
50 years ago
30-year-old rookie Cuno Barragan of the Chicago Cubs hit his only major league home run in his first major league at bat, but the Cubs lost 4-3 to the San Francisco Giants in 14 innings.
40 years ago
Egypt officially became known as the Arab Republic of Egypt, dropping the name United Arab Republic. The U.A.R., a union of Egypt and Syria, had officially come into existence on February 1, 1958, but had ended in practice when Syria had declared its independence on September 29, 1961 and resumed its own seat in the United Nations several days later.
Calgary (5-1) 15 @ Winnipeg (3-5) 31
Toronto (5-1) 16 @ Edmonton (1-6) 15
Rookie Toronto quarterback Joe Theismann directed the Argonauts to the winning touchdown in the waning moments of the 4th quarter at Clarke Stadium. Edmonton kicker Dave Cutler narrowly missed a 57-yard field goal attempt on the last play.
Ferguson Jenkins hit 2 home runs and drove in 3 runs as he pitched the Chicago Cubs to a 5-2 win over the Montreal Expos at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Bill Stoneman was the losing pitcher.
The Pittsburgh Pirates started what was believed to be the first lineup composed entirely of black players (including those from Latin America) in major league history, in a 10-7 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The lineup was: Rennie Stennett, second base; Gene Clines, center field; Roberto Clemente, right field; Willie Stargell, left field; Manny Sanguillen, catcher; Dave Cash, third base; Al Oliver, first base; Jackie Hernandez, shortstop; Dock Ellis, pitcher. Another black man, Bob Veale, was one of three relief pitchers used by the Pirates in the game.
25 years ago
Edmonton (6-3) 42 @ Calgary (5-5) 19
Montreal (2-7) 7 @ Hamilton (4-5) 42
Edmonton quarterback Matt Dunigan completed 2 touchdown passes to Brian Kelly in the first 4 minutes of the game at McMahon Stadium, and the Eskimos led 21-0 after the 1st quarter. Huey Lewis and the News, scheduled to make concert appearances in Calgary and Edmonton later in the week, were introduced on the field at halftime, but didn't perform.
20 years ago
Winnipeg (5-4) 23 @ Saskatchewan (3-6) 56
Nielsen Bottom 10, October 16th-22nd, 1972 - A look at the 10 lowest-rated programs on TV during the week of October 16th-22nd, 1972. *NBC White Paper* was at the bottom of the ratings chart. Continu...
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