Friday, 30 September 2011

October 1, 2011

120 years ago
1891


Baseball
The Boston Beaneaters beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-1 in Philadelphia for their 17th consecutive win, clinching the National League pennant.

100 years ago
1911


Baseball
Rube Marquard pitched a shutout as the New York Giants blanked the Chicago Cubs 5-0 to clinch the National League pennant.

90 years ago
1921


Football
ORFU
Parkdale Canoe Club (1-0) 33 @ Ottawa St. Brigid's (0-1) 7

ARU
Calgary (0-1) 2 @ Edmonton (1-0) 72

Curly Dorman, Vic Yancy, and Jimmy Enright each scored 3 touchdowns and the Eskimos scored a total of 13 (at 5 points each) as they routed the Tigers at Diamond Park.

Baseball
The New York Yankees swept a doubleheader from the Philadelphia Athletics 5-3 and 7-6 in 11 innings to clinch their first American League pennant. Carl Mays was the winning pitcher as the Yankees clinched the pennant with their win in the first game. Leading 6-0 in the second game, Babe Ruth was brought in to pitch for the Yankees. The Athletics quickly scored 6 runs to tie the game, but Mr. Ruth held them scoreless the rest of the way. He also set a major league record with his 167th run batted in of the season.

80 years ago
1931


Baseball
World Series
Philadelphia Athletics 6 @ St. Louis Cardinals 2 (Philadelphia led best-of-seven series 1-0)

Lefty Grove gave up 2 runs in the 1st inning and 12 hits during the game, but the Athletics came back with 4 runs in the 3rd and 2 in the 7th at Sportsman's Park. Pepper Martin had 3 hits for the Cardinals. Paul Derringer was the losing pitcher.

75 years ago
1936


On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Louis Hector and Harry West, on MBS
Tonight's episode: The Case of the Sealed Room

This was the first episode of the season.

World events
In Burgos, Spain, Francisco Franco was publicly proclaimed as Generalissimo of the national army and Jete del Estado (head of state).

Baseball
The second game of the World Series between the New York Yankees and New York Giants at the Polo Grounds was rained out. The Giants were leading the series 1-0.

70 years ago
1941


Baseball
World Series
Brooklyn Dodgers 2 @ New York Yankees 3 (New York led best-of-seven series 1-0)

Joe Gordon drove in 2 runs with a home run and a single as Red Ruffing won the pitching duel over Curt Davis at Yankee Stadium.

60 years ago
1951


On television today
The first game of the best-of-three playoff for the National League pennant between the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn was the first game to be televised live from coast-to-coast in the United States.

Football
WIFU
Saskatchewan (6-4) 22 @ Calgary (2-8) 12
Winnipeg (5-5) 15 @ Edmonton (7-3) 8

Baseball
Bobby Thomson and Monte Irvin hit home runs off losing pitcher Ralph Branca as the New York Giants beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 3-1 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn in the first game of a best-of-three playoff to determine the National League champion. Jim Hearn was the winning pitcher.

50 years ago
1961


Television
Canada's first private television network, CTV, began broadcasting on nine stations across the country. In Edmonton, CFRN (channel 3), which had previously carried Canadian Broadcasting Corporation programming, became a CTV affiliate; on the same day, CBXT (channel 5) began broadcasting as a CBC affiliate and Edmonton's second television station.

Baseball
Roger Maris hit his 61st home run of the season, a major league record, as the New York Yankees edged the Boston Red Sox 1-0 before 23,154 fans at Yankee Stadium. The home run was hit off losing pitcher Tracy Stallard. The win was the 109th of the season for the Yankees--one short of their total in 1927--and the homer was their 240th, a major league record.

40 years ago
1971


Americana
Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, Florida.

Boxing
Juergen Blin (27-9-6) scored a 2-round technical knockout over George "Scrap Iron" Johnson (18-21-4) in a heavyweight bout in Hamburg.

30 years ago
1981


Hit parade
Edmonton's top 10 (CFRN)
1 More to Love (LP track)--Jim Photoglo
2 Sausalito Summernight--Diesel
3 Who's Crying Now--Journey
4 Arthur's Theme--Christopher Cross
5 I Could Never Miss You (More than I Do)--Lulu
6 We're in this Love Together--Al Jarreau
7 Private Eyes--Daryl Hall and John Oates
8 Jumpin' Jive--Joe Jackson
9 For Your Eyes Only--Sheena Easton
10 Endless Love--Diana Ross and Lionel Richie

September 30, 2011

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Dave Hunt, Chuck Chandler, and Connie LeGrand!

220 years ago
1791


Music
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera The Magic Flute received its premiere performance in Vienna.

80 years ago
1931


On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Richard Gordon and Leigh Lovell, on NBC
Tonight's episode: The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge

75 years ago
1936


Baseball
World Series
New York Yankees 1 @ New York Giants 6 (Giants led best-of-seven series 1-0)

Carl Hubbell won the pitching duel against Red Ruffing at the Polo Grounds.

70 years ago
1941


Diplomacy
U.S. Ambassador to Japan Joseph Grew wrote to Washington, "[Japanese Prime Minister Prince Fujimaro] Konoye's warship is ready waiting to take him to Honolulu, Alaska or anyplace designated by the president." The Japanese Prime Minister was offering to come to the United States to talk to Mr. Roosevelt in a desperate effort to avoid war.

60 years ago
1951


On the radio
Mr. Moto, starring James Monks, on NBC
Tonight's episode: The Schraum Method

Britannica
The Festival of Britain, which attracted about 8.5 million visitors in almost five months, closed at the South Bank in London.

Baseball
The New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers ended the regular season tied for first place in the National League, necessitating a best-of-three games playoff series to decide the pennant winner. The Giants, aided by Bobby Thomson's 30th home run of the season, edged the Boston Braves at Braves Field, while the Dodgers overcame a 6-1 deficit to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-8 in 14 innings, as Jackie Robinson hit a home run off Robin Roberts to win the game.

Ned Garver became the first--and so far, only--pitcher to win 20 games in a season for a team losing at least 100 games as his St. Louis Browns beat the Chicago White Sox 9-5 at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. Mr. Garver hit a home run to break a 4-4 tie.

Ralph Kiner's grand slam in the bottom of the 11th inning gave the Pittsburgh Pirates an 8-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh.

50 years ago
1961


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Johnny Remember Me--John Leyton (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Mirror): Kon-Tiki--The Shadows

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): Johnny Remember Me--John Leyton (4th week at #1)

U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Take Good Care of My Baby--Bobby Vee (3rd week at #1)
2 Crying--Roy Orbison
3 Michael--The Highwaymen
4 The Mountain's High--Dick and Dee Dee
5 Little Sister--Elvis Presley
6 My True Story--The Jive Five
7 You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby--Bobby Darin
8 Mexico--Bob Moore and his Orchestra
9 Hit the Road Jack--Ray Charles and his Orchestra
10 Who Put the Bomp--Barry Mann

Singles entering the chart were Your Last Goodbye (#74)/Hang On (#97) by Floyd Cramer ; The Fly by Chubby Checker (#79); Anybody But Me by Brenda Lee (#80); Big John by the Shirelles (#85); Tonight I Won't Be There by Adam Wade (#86); For Sentimental Reasons by the Cleftones (#88); Moon River, with versions by Jerry Butler and Henry Mancini and his Orchestra (#89); Tower of Strength by Gene McDaniels (#90); Come September by Billy Vaughn and his Orchestra (#96); Just Out of Reach by Solomon Burke (#98); and Backtrack by Faron Young (#100). Mr. Mancini's version of Moon River was from the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's. Come September was a version of the title theme, written by Bobby Darin from the movie, in which Mr. Darin co-starred.

Boxing
Benny "Kid" Paret (35-10-3) won a split decision over Emile Griffith (22-3) to win the world welterweight title at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Football
Ottawa (6-3) 47 @ Hamilton (7-2) 21
Saskatchewan (3-8) 6 @ Winnipeg (8-2) 29
Edmonton (8-3-1) 9 @ British Columbia (1-9-1) 21

Joe Kapp's 100-yard touchdown pass to Willie Fleming was the big play at Empire Stadium in Vancouver as the Lions earned their first win of the season. Jackie Parker passed to Bobby Walden for the Eskimos' lone touchdown. Mr. Parker converted and added a single, and Mr. Walden punted for a single. The win was the first for Dave Skrien as head coach of the Lions.

Canadian university
British Columbia (0-0-1) 14 @ Alberta (0-0-1) 14

UBC quarterback Barry Carkner completed a 71-yard touchdown pass to Bruce McCallum, converted by Dave Barker, with 20 seconds remaining in the game at Varsity Stadium in Edmonton. Ted Frechette and Bert Carron scored touchdowns for the Golden Bears. Maury Van Vliet missed the convert on the first touchdown but converted the second and punted for a single.

40 years ago
1971


Scandal
The British government identified Oleg Lyalin as the Soviet defector who had, the previous week, exposed dozens of people alleged to be spying in the U.K. for the U.S.S.R.

Baseball
The Washington Senators attracted 14,000 paying fans--and 4,000 gate-crashers--to their final game. Trailing 5-1 in the 6th inning, Frank Howard hit his 26th home run of the season (hear audio), and the Senators led 7-5 with 2 out in the top of the 9th, when fans rioted on the field at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium in Washington, and the game was forfeited to the Yankees 9-0. Paul Lindblad was pitching for Washington at the end of the game, and Horace Clarke was due to bat for the Yankees. It was the last American League game played in Washington, and the last major league game there until 2005.

Juan Marichal pitched a 5-hitter as the San Francisco Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 to clinch the National League West Division pennant. The Los Angeles Dodgers edged the San Diego Padres 2-1, but finished 1 game behind the Giants.

Bill Melton's 33rd home run of the season gave the Chicago White Sox a 2-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers, making him the first White Sox player to lead the American League in home runs for a season. The Brewers finished 6th and last in the American League West Division; they moved to the East Division the following year, as the Washington Senators became the Texas Rangers and moved to the West Division.

30 years ago
1981


Music
The Go-Go's performed at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, British Columbia. I'm not sure, but I think this was their first concert in Canada.

Baseball
The Kansas City Royals clinched the American League West Division title for the second half of the season with a 5-2 win over the Minnesota Twins in the last game played at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, Minnesota.

10 years ago
2001


Football
CFL
Montreal (9-4) 20 @ Hamilton (7-5) 21

Montreal kicker Terry Baker missed a field goal on the last play of the game, allowing the Tiger-Cats to escape with a win at Ivor Wynne Stadium.

Baseball
The Colorado Rockies scored 8 runs in the 3rd inning and blanked the Milwaukee Brewers 10-0. Todd Helton of the Rockies hit a double for his 100th extra-base hit of the season, becoming the first player in major league history to accomplish the feat in consecutive seasons.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

September 29, 2011

110 years ago
1901


Baseball
The American League's first season as a major league ended with the Chicago White Stockings winning the pennant, 4 games ahead of the second-place Boston Americans.

100 years ago
1911


War
The Italo-Turkish, or Turco-Italian, War began between (surprise!) Italy and Turkey.

70 years ago
1941


Abominations
Nazis killed thousands of Jews at Babi Yar ravine near Kiev.

Diplomacy
U.S. Ambassador to Japan Joseph Grew wrote to U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt urging him not to let the opportunity for peace with Japan pass by.

Boxing
Joe Louis (51-1) retained his world heavyweight title with a technical knockout of Lou Nova (26-3-4) with 1 second remaining in the 6th round of their bout at the Polo Grounds in New York. Arthur Donovan was the referee who stopped the fight.

60 years ago
1951


Hit parade
#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Because of You--Tony Bennett (Best Seller--4th week at #1, Disc Jockey--2nd week at #1), Jukebox--1st week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Because of You--Tony Bennett (4th week at #1)
--Les Baxter and his Orchestra
2 Come On-A My House--Rosemary Clooney
--Kay Starr
3 Sweet Violets--Dinah Shore
4 The Loveliest Night of the Year--Mario Lanza
5 I Get Ideas--Tony Martin
--Louis Armstrong
6 Too Young--Nat "King" Cole
7 Cold, Cold Heart--Tony Bennett
8 Whispering--Les Paul
9 The World is Waiting for the Sunrise--Les Paul and Mary Ford
10 My Truly, Truly Fair--Guy Mitchell
--Vic Damone

Singles entering the chart were Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wai) by the Ames Brothers (#24); If Teardrops were Pennies by Rosemary Clooney (#28); (It's No) Sin, with versions by the Four Aces and Eddy Howard (#30); It's All in the Game by Tommy Edwards (#32); Where's-A Your House? by Robert Q. Lewis (#33); and I Want to Be Near You, with versions by Johnny Desmond and Percy Faith and his Orchestra (#34). I haven't heard Where's-A Your House?, but I assume it's an answer to Come On-A My House.

Football
IRFU
Hamilton (4-2) 18 @ Ottawa (3-3) 20

WIFU
Winnipeg (4-5) 33 @ Calgary (2-7) 18
Saskatchewan (5-4) 35 @ Edmonton (7-2) 18

Baseball
The New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers both posted shutouts to remain tied for the National League lead with 1 regular season game remaining for both clubs. Sal Maglie earned his 23rd win of the season as he and the Giants shut out Warren Spahn and the Boston Braves 3-0, while Don Newcombe pitched a shutout for his 20th win of the season as the Dogers blanked Robin Roberts and the Phildelphia Phillies 5-0.

50 years ago
1961


On television tonight
The Twilight Zone, on CBS
Tonight's episode: The Shelter, starring Larry Gates, Peggy Stewart, jack Albertson, and Sandy Kenyon

Boxing
Karl Mildenberger (27-1) won a 10-round decision over Young Jack Johnson (22-16-1) in a heavyweight bout at Sportpalast, Schoeneberg, Berlin.

Football
CFL
Calgary (3-6) 19 @ Toronto (4-4-1) 22

Baseball
Casey Stengel, 71, agreed to manage the expansion New York Mets of the National League in 1962.

40 years ago
1971


On television tonight
Rod Serling's Night Gallery, on NBC
Tonight's episode: Since Aunt Ada Came to Stay, starring Michele Lee, James Farentino, Jeanette Nolan, and Jonathan Harris; With Apologies to Mr. Hyde, starring Adam West and Jack Laird; The Flip-Side of Satan, starring Arte Johnson

Football
CFL
Montreal (5-4) 11 @ Edmonton (2-10) 12

Dave Cutler kicked a 52-yard field goal out of the mud with 10 seconds remaining in the game to give the Eskimos the win and end an 8-game losing streak. Montreal kicker Justin Canale missed 4 field goals. Bruce Lemmerman started at quarterback for the Eskimos but was replaced by Larry Lawrence, who threw a 52-yard completion to George McGowan for the team's only touchdown. Just over 13,000 fans were in attendance on a rainy night at Clarke Stadium.

25 years ago
1986


Baseball
Cleveland Indians' second baseman Jay Bell became the ninth player in major league history to hit a home run on the first major league pitch he faced, but the Indians lost 6-5 to the Minnesota Twins. Mr. Bell homered off Bert Blyeleven, who thus set a major league record by giving up his 47th home run of the season.

In the first-ever major league pitching matchup between rookie brothers, Greg Maddux beat his brother Mike as the Chicago Cubs beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-3.

20 years ago
1991


Died on this date
Lou Nova, 78
. U.S. boxer. Mr. Nova, a resident of Oakland, California, won the U.S. and world amateur heavyweight championships in 1935 and compiled a record of 49-9-5 in a professional career lasting from 1936-1945. His biggest wins were technical knockouts over former world champion Max Baer in 1939 and 1941. Oddly, Mr. Nova died 50 years to the day after he fought for the world heavyweight championship, losing to Joe Louis by a technical knockout with 1 second remaining in the 6th round at the Polo Grounds in New York. He had minor acting roles in movies and television from 1943-1968.

Football
CFL
Toronto (9-4) 25 @ Ottawa (5-8) 24
Calgary (9-4) 21 @ Saskatchewan (5-8) 40

10 years ago
2001


Football
CFL
Edmonton (6-7-0-1) 35 @ Saskatchewan (3-10) 19

Baseball
Brian Jordan's grand slam with 2 out and 2 strikes in the 9th inning capped a 6-run rally as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 8-5.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

September 28, 2011

230 years ago
1781


War
The final campaign of the American Revolutionary War began at Yorktown Heights, Virginia.

70 years ago
1941


Baseball
Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox, who entered the day's doubleheader against the Philadelphia Athletics with a batting average of .401, batted 4 for 5 in the first game and 2 for 3 in the second game to finish the season at .406. The Red Sox won the opener 12-11 and the Athletics won the second game 7-1. Lefty Grove, whose best years were with the Athletics, was the starting pitcher for the Red Sox in the second game and left the game--his final major league appearance--after giving up 4 hits in the 1st inning. Rookie Fred Caligiuri was the winning pitcher for the Athletics.

60 years ago
1951


On television tonight
Tales of Tomorrow, on ABC
Tonight's episode: The Dark Angel, starring Sidney Blackmer, Meg Mundy, Donald Briggs, and Mel Ruick

Baseball
Allie Reynolds pitched his second no-hitter and seventh shutout of the season as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 8-0 at Yankee Stadium.

The Brooklyn Dodgers blew a 3-0 lead and lost 4-3 to the Philadelphia Phillies to drop into a tie for first place in the National League with 2 regular season games remaining for both clubs.

40 years ago
1971


Labour
Arbitrator Lewis Gill ruled that California Angels' outfielder Alex Johnson, who had been suspended by the baseball team in late June for "failing to give his best," had been "emotionally incapacitated" during events leading to his suspension, and that he should be treated the same as a player with a physical injury. Mr. Johnson won nearly $30,000 in back pay from the Angels.

25 years ago
1986


Baseball
The Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 12-3 at Fenway Park in Boston to clinch the American League East Division championship.

20 years ago
1991


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I Adore Mi Amor--Color Me Badd (2nd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I Adore Mi Amor--Color Me Badd
2 The Promise of a New Day--Paula Abdul
3 Time, Love and Tenderness--Michael Bolton
4 Motownphilly--Boyz II Men
5 Things that Make You Go Hmmm...--C+C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams
6 Emotions--Mariah Carey
7 Love of a Lifetime--Firehouse
8 Good Vibrations--Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch featuring Loleatta Holloway
9 Shiny Happy People--R.E.M.
10 Do Anything--Natural Selection featuring Niki Haris

Singles entering the chart included Cream by Prince and the New Power Generation (#68); That's what Love is For by Amy Grant (#70); and Save Me by the Rembrandts (#89).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (9th week at #1)
2 The Motown Song--Rod Stewart (with the Temptations)
3 The Promise of a New Day--Paula Abdul
4 Time, Love and Tenderness--Michael Bolton
5 Shiny Happy People--R.E.M.
6 Hole Hearted--Extreme
7 The Real Love--Bob Seger
8 I am Here--The Grapes of Wrath
9 It Hit Me Like a Hammer--Huey Lewis and the News
10 Too Many Walls--Cathy Dennis

Singles entering the chart included Into the Great Wide Open by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (#87) and Something Got Me Started by Simply Red (#92).

Died on this date
Miles Davis, 65
. U.S. jazz trumpeter. Mr. Davis was one of the most influential musicians in the history of jazz, figuring prominently in bebop and cool jazz. His 1959 album Kind of Blue is said to be the biggest-selling album in jazz history.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (8-5) 37 @ Hamilton (1-12) 27

CIAU
Saskatchewan 17 @ Alberta 31

The Golden Bears earned their first win under head coach Tom Wilkinson with a strong performance as they pulled a tremendous upset over the previously-undefeated defending national champion Huskies at Clarke Stadium in Edmonton.

Baseball
The New York Mets lost 6-2 to the Philadelphia Phillies and then fired manager Bud Harrelson.

10 years ago
2001


Football
CFL
Calgary (5-8-0-1) 31 @ Toronto (4-9) 33
British Columbia (6-6) 22 @ Winnipeg (11-2) 33

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

September 27, 2011

110 years ago
1901


Baseball
Deacon Phillippe was the winning pitcher as the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Brooklyn Superbas 5-4 to clinch the National League pennant.

80 years ago
1931


Baseball
The St. Louis Cardinals swept a doubleheader from the Cincinnati Reds 6-2 and 5-3, while the Brooklyn Robins, playing their final game under that name, beat the New York Giants 12-3 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. The season ended with Chick Hafey of the Cardinals winning the National League batting title with a percentage of .3488, while defending champion Bill Terry of the Giants finished at .3486, and Jim Bottomley of the Cardinals at .3481.

75 years ago
1936


Baseball
The Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 to finish in a tie with the Cardinals for second place in the National League. St. Louis first baseman Johnny Mize was ejected in the 7th inning for arguing with an umpire, and Walter Alston replaced him. In his only major league game, Mr. Alston made 1 error in 2 fielding chances at first base and was struck out by winning pitcher Lon Warneke in his only plate appearance.

70 years ago
1941


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Blue Champagne--Jimmy Dorsey and his Orchestra

Football
ERFU
Montreal (0-1) 5 @ Ottawa (1-0) 18
Toronto Balmy Beach (0-1) 6 @ Toronto Argonauts (1-0) 9

These were the first games played in the Eastern Rugby Football Union, which was taking the place of the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union, which had ceased operations for the duration of World War II. Toronto Balmy Beach had moved into the ERFU from the Ontario Rugby Football Union, while the other ERFU teams were holdovers from the IRFU. The Montreal team was known as the Bulldogs in 1941.

WIFU
Vancouver (1-5) 2 @ Regina (3-2) 22

60 years ago
1951


Baseball
Monte Irvin hit a 3-run home run in the 1st inning and Larry Jansen earned his 21st win of the season as the New York Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-1 to move to within 1/2 game of the National League-leading Brooklyn Dodgers, who lost 4-3 to the Boston Braves. The winning run for the Braves was scored in the 8th inning off losing pitcher Preacher Roe, whose record dropped to 22-3. The Dodgers loudly protested umpire Frank Dascoli's ruling that Bob Addie was safe at home, and Mr. Dascoli responded by ejecting everyone on the Brooklyn bench, including rookie Bill Sharman, who had been called up from St. Paul of the American Association and had yet to appear in a major league game. Mr. Sharman never did appear in a major league game, and went on to coach the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.

50 years ago
1961


Baseball
The Philadelphia Phillies edged the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 to drop losing pitcher Sandy Koufax's record for the season to 18-13, but Mr. Koufax recorded 7 strikeouts to finish the season with 269, 2 more than the National League record set by Christy Mathewson of the New York Giants in 1903.

40 years ago
1971


Boxing
Jack Bodell (58-10) upset Joe Bugner (33-3-1) by winning a 15-round decision at Empire Pool, Wembley, London, to capture the British, Commonwealth, and European heavyweight titles.

30 years ago
1981


Football
CFL
Calgary (5-6) 29 @ Toronto (1-11) 29
British Columbia (8-4) 10 @ Winnipeg (6-5) 46

Toronto quarterback Condredge Holloway directed a last-minute drive at Exhibition Stadium that ended with Cedric Minter's short touchdown run to give the Argonauts their first win of the season.

25 years ago
1986


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: Don't Leave Me this Way--The Communards (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Stuck with You--Huey Lewis and the News (2nd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Stuck with You--Huey Lewis and the News (2nd week at #1)
2 Take My Breath Away--Berlin
3 Higher Love--Steve Winwood
4 Dancing on the Ceiling--Lionel Richie
5 Friends and Lovers--Gloria Loring and Carl Anderson
6 Dreamtime--Daryl Hall
7 Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)--Glass Tiger
8 Words Get in the Way--Miami Sound Machine
9 Walk This Way--Run-D.M.C.
10 Love-Zone--Billy Ocean

Singles entering the chart included Amanda by Boston (#43); Jumpin' Jack Flash by Aretha Franklin (#55); Freedom Overspill by Steve Winwood (#81); (Forever) Live and Die by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (#84); I Feel the Magic by Belinda Carlisle (#86); and Walk Like an Egyptian by the Bangles (#87). Aretha Franklin's version of Jumpin' Jack Flash was the title song from the movie.

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 Stuck with You--Huey Lewis and the News
2 Take My Breath Away--Berlin
3 Friends and Lovers--Gloria Loring and Carl Anderson
4 Venus--Bananarama
5 Rumors--Timex Social Club
6 Higher Love--Steve Winwood
7 Dancing on the Ceiling--Lionel Richie
8 Words Get in the Way--Miami Sound Machine
9 Glory of Love--Peter Cetera
10 Spirit in the Sky--Doctor and the Medics

Singles entering the chart included True Blue by Madonna (#84); Alana Loves Me by Kim Mitchell (#91); Jody by Jermaine Stewart (#98); and Coming Around Again by Carly Simon (#99).

On television tonight
The Twilight Zone, on CBS
Tonight's episode: The Once and Future King, starring Jeff Yagher; A Saucer of Loneliness, starring Shelley Duvall

This was the first episode of the series' second season, and was a good one.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (6-6-1) 31 @ Ottawa (2-10) 11

CIAU
Alberta 21 @ Manitoba 27

Baseball
Jack Morris pitched a complete game as the Detroit Tigers edged the New York Yankees 1-0 in 10 innings, improving his record for the season to 20-8.

10 years ago
2001


Terrorism
A gunman named Friedrich Leibacher shot and killed 15 people and seriously wounded 9 others when he went on a rampage in the regional parliament building in Zug, Switzerland. Mr. Leibacher then turned the gun on himself.

Baseball
Randy Johnson recorded 16 strikeouts and picked up his 20th win of the season as Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 13-11. Mr. Johnson left the game after 6 2/3 innings with an 8-run lead, but the bullpen almost lost the game.

Monday, 26 September 2011

September 26, 2011

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Jennifer Korchinski!

100 years ago
1911


Baseball
Frank Baker hit a home run and 2 doubles to lead the Philadelphia Athletics to an 11-5 win over the Detroit Tigers at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, clinching the American League pennant for the Athletics for the second straight season.

90 years ago
1921


Baseball
Babe Ruth hit his 57th and 58th home runs of the season and added a double and a base on balls, and Carl Mays struck out Steve O'Neill with the bases loaded and 2 out in the 9th inning as the New York Yankees came from behind to edge the Cleveland Indians 8-7 at the Polo Grounds in New York to take a 2-game lead over the Indians in the American League pennant race.

80 years ago
1931


Football
ARU
Edmonton (0-2) 0 @ Calgary (2-0) 4

75 years ago
1936


On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Louis Hector and Harry West, on MBS
Tonight's episode: Wisteria Lodge

Football
IRFU-intercollegiate (Exhibition)
Queen's University 3 @ Ottawa 14

WIFU-intercollegiate exhibition
North Dakota State College 13 @ Winnipeg 33

The Blue Bombers beat the Bisons before 4,000 fans at Osborne Stadium in a game played entirely under American rules.

50 years ago
1961


Baseball
Fewer than 8,000 fans were in attendance at Yankee Stadium in New York to see Roger Maris of the New York Yankees hit his 60th home run of the season as the Yankees edged the Baltimore Orioles. Mr. Maris's homer, hit off Jack Fisher, tied the single season record set by Babe Ruth of the Yankees in 1927, but came in the team's 159th game of the season, 5 games more than the Yankees played in 1927.

Frank Robinson hit a home run and pinch hitter Jerry Lynch homered to break a tie in the top of the 8th inning as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 6-3 at Wrigley Field in Chicago to clinch their first National League pennant in 21 years.

40 years ago
1971


Football
CFL
Ottawa (3-7) 7 @ Hamilton (5-3) 19
Edmonton (1-10) 14 @ Saskatchewan (6-4) 28

George Reed rushed 2 yards for his 92nd career CFL touchdown--breaking Dick Shatto's record--in the 4th quarter to put the Roughriders ahead to stay at Taylor Field in Regina. Edmonton quarterback Bruce Lemmerman, making his first start in the CFL, completed 12 of 30 passes, including a 17-yard pass to John Embree for the Eskimos' only touchdown.

Baseball
Jim Palmer joined teammates Dave McNally, Mike Cuellar, and Pat Dobson as 20-game winners as he pitched the Baltimore Orioles to a 5-0 win over the Cleveland Indians. The Orioles became the second major league team--after the 1920 Chicago White Sox--to have 4 pitchers with 20 or more wins in the same season.

30 years ago
1981


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: Prince Charming--Adam and the Ants (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A.: (Billboard): Endless Love--Diana Ross and Lionel Richie (7th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Endless Love--Diana Ross and Lionel Richie (7th week at #1)
2 Queen of Hearts--Juice Newton
3 Arthur's Theme--Christopher Cross
4 Stop Draggin' My Heart Around--Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
5 Who's Crying Now--Journey
6 Slow Hand--Pointer Sisters
7 Step by Step--Eddie Rabbitt
8 The Beach Boys Medley--The Beach Boys
9 Hold on Tight--Electric Light Orchestra
10 For Your Eyes Only--Sheena Easton

Singles entering the chart included Every Little Thing She Does is Magic by the Police (#64); He's a Liar by the Bee Gees (#66); No Reply at All by Genesis (#81); My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone) by Chilliwack (#83); Aiming at Your Heart by the Temptations (#85); Fire in the Sky by the Dirt Band (#87); Leila by ZZ Top (#88); Let's Put the Fun Back in Rock and Roll by Freddy Cannon and the Belmonts (#89); She Don't Let Nobody (But Me) by Curtis Mayfield (#90); and Fancy Free by the Oak Ridge Boys (#98).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 Endless Love--Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
2 Urgent--Foreigner
3 Sausalito Summernight--Diesel
4 Start Me Up--The Rolling Stones
5 Theme from "Greatest American Hero"--Joey Scarbury
6 Fire and Ice--Pat Benatar
7 Stop Draggin' My Heart Around--Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
8 Hold on Tight--Electric Light Orchestra
9 Who's Crying Now--Journey
10 Slow Hand--Pointer Sisters

Singles entering the chart were In Your Letter by REO Speedwagon (#45); Magic Power by Triumph (#47); Women Ariound the World at Work by Martha and the Muffins (#49); and Tryin' to Live My Life Without You by Bob Seger (#50).

Football
CFL
Hamilton (9-2-1) 30 @ Ottawa (4-8) 16
Montreal (1-10) 11 @ Edmonton (10-1-1) 62

The Eskimos and Alouettes were tied 3-3 late in the 1st quarter at Commonwealth Stadium when Montreal's Billy Johnson fielded a punt from Hank Ilesic at his own goal line and returned it 92 yards, with Mr. Ilesic chasing him down at the Edmonton 18-yard line. The Alouettes failed to get a first down, and botched an attempt at a fake field goal. Edmonton quarterback Warren Moon promptly completed a pass to Brian Kelly for 87 yards, setting the Eskimos up just outside the Montreal goal line as the quarter ended. The Eskimos then struck for 5 converted touchdowns and a field goal for a CFL record-38 points for a quarter, taking a 41-3 halftime lead. Montreal failed to recover a short kickoff to start the 2nd half, and veteran Tom Wilkinson replaced Mr. Moon and added to the lead. By the time former Los Angeles Rams' star Vince Ferragamo entered the game in relief of starting Montreal quarterback Gerry Dattilio, the score was 48-3. It was 55-3 before the Alouettes scored a touchdown and a 2-point convert, but Mr. Wilkinson finished the scoring with a 20-yard touchdown run. Dave Cutler converted all 8 touchdowns and added 2 field goals. It was the first game as Montreal head coach for Jim Eddy, who had replaced the fired Joe Scannella several days earlier. He commented afterward, "I saw positive signs out there..."

CIAU
Alberta (3-1) 11 @ Manitoba 3

Baseball
Nolan Ryan set a major league record with his fifth career no-hitter--and his first in 16 years--as he pitched the Houston Astros to a 5-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Mr. Ryan struck out 11 and retired the last 19 batters as he broke the record that he shared with Sandy Koufax, who pitched 4 no-hitters with the Dodgers from 1962-1965.

25 years ago
1986


Law
William H. Rehnquist was sworn as the 16th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, while Antonin Scalia joined the Supreme Court as an associate justice.

Baseball
Brian Downing hit 2 home runs as the California Angels beat the Texas Rangers 8-3 to clinch the American League West Division pennant.

September 25, 2011

90 years ago
1921


Baseball
Carl Mays pitched a complete game and had 3 hits as the New York Yankees routed the Cleveland Indians 21-7 at the Polo Grounds in New York.

The Baltimore Orioles swept a doubleheader over the visiting Jersey City Seekers 8-5 and 8-7 to finish the International League season with 119 wins, a record at the time for organized baseball.

70 years ago
1941


Football
WIFU
Vancouver (1-4) 5 @ Winnipeg (3-0) 12

Baseball
Whitlow Wyatt pitched a 5-hit shutout for his 22nd win of the season as the Brooklyn Dodgers blanked the Boston Braves 6-0 at Braves Field to clinch their first National League pennant in 21 years.

60 years ago
1951


On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Doctor Anonymous, starring Josephine Brown and Walter Slezak

50 years ago
1961


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Take Good Care of My Baby--Bobby Vee (2nd week at #1)

On television tonight
Thriller, hosted by Boris Karloff, on NBC
Tonight's episode: Guillotine, starring Robert Middleton, Danielle de Metz, and Alejandro Rey

Boxing
Sugar Ray Robinson (147-9-3) won a split decision over Wilf Greaves (34-21-1) in a middleweight bout at Convention Arena in Detroit.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (8-2-1) 16 @ Saskatchewan (3-7) 1

40 years ago
1971


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: Hey Girl Don't Bother Me--The Tams (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Go Away Little Girl--Donny Osmond (3rd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey--Paul & Linda McCartney
2 Go Away Little Girl--Donny Osmond
3 Maggie May--Rod Stewart
4 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down--Joan Baez
5 Ain't No Sunshine--Bill Withers
6 Smiling Faces Sometimes--The Undisputed Truth
7 I Just Want to Celebrate--Rare Earth
8 Superstar--Carpenters
9 Spanish Harlem--Aretha Franklin
10 I Woke Up in Love this Morning--The Partridge Family

Singles entering the chart included Peace Train by Cat Stevens (#63); Only You Know and I Know by Delaney & Bonnie & Friends (#69); Spill the Wine by the Isley Brothers (#71); Midnight Man by the James Gang (#78); What are You Doing Sunday by Dawn (#81); You Brought the Joy by Freda Payne (#87); Do I Love You by Paul Anka (#91); It's a Cryin' Shame by Gayle McCormick (#92); Baby I'm Yours by Jody Miller (#96); and Co-Co by Sweet (#98).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey--Paul & Linda McCartney (2nd week at #1)
2 Go Away Little Girl--Donny Osmond
3 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down--Joan Baez
4 I Woke Up in Love this Morning--The Partridge Family
5 Rain Dance--The Guess Who
6 Maggie May--Rod Stewart
7 Spanish Harlem--Aretha Franklin
8 Smiling Faces Sometimes--The Undisputed Truth
9 Won't Get Fooled Again--The Who
10 Ain't No Sunshine--Bill Withers

Singles entering the chart were Imagine by John Lennon (#75); You're My People by the Pepper Tree (#76); I'm Comin' Home by Tommy James (#82); If You Really Love Me by Stevie Wonder (#84); Roll On by the New Colony Six (#91); All My Trials by Ray Stevens (#92); Glory, Glory by the Byrds (#94); Stop, Look and Listen by the Stylistics (#95); Uncle Jed by Creamcheese (#96); Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves by Cher (#97); Some of Shelly's Blues by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (#98); and Here Today by Sunshine (#99).

Calgary's top 10
1 Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey--Paul & Linda McCartney
2 Maggie May--Rod Stewart
3 Creators of Rain--Ian & Sylvia
4 Ain't No Sunshine--Bill Withers
5 The Story in Your Eyes--The Moody Blues
6 Superstar--Carpenters
7 Down by the River--Joey Gregorash
8 Sweet Dreams and Sarah--Mac Davis
9 Rain Dance--The Guess Who
10 Loving Her is Easier--Kris Kristofferson
Pick hit of the week: Gimme Shelter--Grand Funk Railroad

Football
CFL
Calgary (8-3) 7 @ Toronto (8-2) 18
Winnipeg (4-7-1) 18 @ British Columbia (4-5-1) 25

Don Moorhead's 50-yard touchdown pass to Larry Highbaugh in the last minute of the game broke an 18-18 tie and gave the Lions their win over the Blue Bombers at Empire Stadium in Vancouver.

25 years ago
1986


On television tonight
Our World, hosted by Linda Ellerbee and Ray Gandolf, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Summer 1969

This was the first program in the news documentary series that looked back at a particular period in the 20th century.

Baseball
Mike Scott pitched a no-hitter and recorded 13 strikeouts as the Houston Astros blanked the San Francisco Giants 2-0 at the Astrodome to clinch the National League West Division pennant.

Teddy Higuera picked up his 20th win of the season as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-3. George Bamberger resigned as the Brewers' manager after the game and was replaced by Tom Trebelhorn.

10 years ago
2001


Baseball
Jeromy Burnitz and Richie Sexson each hit 3 home runs--a major league first for teammates in the same game--as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-4.

The Seattle Mariners set an American League record with their 56th road win of the season as they routed the Texas Rangers 13-2 at The Ballpark in Arlington.

Pittsburgh Pirates' shortstop Craig Wilson, who had hit safely in each of the last 3 innings in the Pirates' most recent game, hit safely in each of the first 3 innings as the Pirates whipped the Chicago Cubs 13-1. Mr. Wilson's hits in 6 consecutive innings--a major league record--came against 6 different pitchers.

Friday, 23 September 2011

September 24, 2011

90 years ago
1921


Baseball
Behind the pitching of Walter Johnson, the Washington Nationals beat the Detroit Tigers 5-1. Ty Cobb, who was managing the Tigers as well as playing for them, was so incensed by the calls of home plate umpire Billy Evans that he challenged Mr. Evans to a fight under the stands after the game. Mr. Cobb was the clear winner, and the fight ended with Mr. Cobb banging the umpire's head against the floor.

75 years ago
1936


Baseball
Pitcher Hal Schumacher singled in the winning run as the New York Giants edged the Boston Bees 2-1 in 10 innings in the first game of a doubleheader to clinch the National League pennant.

50 years ago
1961


Football
CFL
Ottawa (5-3) 29 @ Toronto (3-4-1) 10

Baseball
Dick Donovan gave up just 1 hit--a 7th-inning home run by Joe Altobelli--as he pitched the Washington Senators to a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins.

The Detroit Tigers scored 2 runs after outfielder Ken Hunt dropped a fly ball to defeat the Los Angeles Angles 7-5 in 10 innings at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles. Mr. Hunt had tied the game with a home run in the 8th. Howie Koplitz won his first major league game for the Tigers.

40 years ago
1971


Baseball
The Baltimore Orioles swept a doubleheader from the Cleveland Indians 9-2 and 7-0 to clinch the American League East Division pennant. Mike Cuellar earned his 20th win of the season in the first game, while Pat Dobson pitched the shutout for his 20th win of the season in the second game.

Al Downing pitched a shutout for his 20th win of the season as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 2-0. Willie Davis had 3 hits for the Dodgers, including a home run, and scored both runs.

Clay Kirby struck out 15 batters in 15 innings, but his San Diego Padres lost 2-1 to the Houston Astros 2-1 in 21 innings.

30 years ago
1981


Hit parade
Edmonton's top 20 (CHED)
1 Endless Love--Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
2 Hold on Tight--Electric Light Orchestra
3 Who's Crying Now--Journey
4 Start Me Up--Rolling Stones
5 Stop Draggin' My Heart Around--Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty
6 Sausalito Summernight--Diesel
7 Really Wanna Know You--Gary Wright
8 Urgent--Foreigner
9 No Gettin' Over Me--Ronnie Milsap
10 Cool Love--Pablo Cruise
11 For Your Eyes Only--Sheena Easton
12 The Break Up Song--Greg Kihn Band
13 Arthur's Theme--Christopher Cross
14 Step by Step--Eddie Rabbitt
15 Fire and Ice--Pat Benatar
16 The Voice--The Moody Blues
17 Still Talkin' About Love--Toronto
18 Tempted--Squeeze
19 What Have You Got to Do--Red Rider
20 The Friends of Mr. Cairo--Jon and Vangelis

20 years ago
1991


Died on this date
Theodor Seuss Geisel
, aka Dr. Seuss, 87. U.S. author. Usually using the pseudonym Dr. Seuss, Mr. Geisel wrote such classics of children's literature as The Cat in the Hat (1957); How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1957) and Green Eggs and Ham (1960).

10 years ago
2001


Baseball
Barry Bonds hit his 67th home run of the season as the San Francisco Giants edged the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 at Dodger Stadium.

Tuffy Rhodes of the Kintetsu Dragons hit his 55th home run of the season--tying Sadaharu Oh's Japanese record for a single season--as the Dragons edged the Seibu Lions 7-6.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

September 23, 2011

80 years ago
1931


On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Richard Gordon and Leigh Lovell, on NBC

Tonight's episode: The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax

This was the first episode of the season.

60 years ago
1951


On the radio
Mr. Moto, starring James Monks, on NBC
Tonight's episode: The Kants of Kailuaneohe

Football
IRFU
Hamilton (4-1) 16 @ Montreal (2-3) 17

Baseball
Murry Dickson pitched a shutout for his 20th win of the season as the Pittsburgh Pirates blanked the Cincinnati Reds 3-0.

Roy Campanella had 4 hits, including a home run off losing pitcher Bubba Church, and Preacher Roe improved his record for the season to 22-2 as the Brooklyn Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3.

Sal Maglie allowed 13 hits but still earned his 22nd win of the season as the New York Giants beat the Boston Braves 4-1.

50 years ago
1961


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Wild in the Country--Elvis Presley

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Mirror): Johnny Remember Me--John Leyton (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): Reach for the Stars/Climb Ev'ry Mountain--Shirley Bassey

U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Take Good Care of My Baby--Bobby Vee (2nd week at #1)
2 Michael--The Highwaymen
3 The Mountain's High--Dick and Dee Dee
4 Crying--Roy Orbison
5 Little Sister--Elvis Presley
6 Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On the Bedpost Overnight)--Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
7 Who Put the Bomp--Barry Mann
8 My True Story--The Jive Five
9 Wooden Heart--Joe Dowell
10 You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby--Bobby Darin

Singles entering the chart were Runaround Sue by Dion (#70); Feel It by Sam Cooke (#73); (He's My) Dreamboat (#75)/Hollywood (#79) by Connie Francis; Don't Blame Me (#77)/Muskrat (#100) by the Everly Brothers; 'Til by the Angels (#97); Guilty of Loving You by Jerry Fuller (#98); and Band of Gold by the Roommates (also #100).

Football
CFL
Montreal (2-5-1) 28 @ Hamilton (7-1) 7
British Columbia (0-9-1) 9 @ Saskatchewan (3-5) 28
Winnipeg (7-2) 33 @ Edmonton (7-2-1) 10

Baseball
Mickey Mantle hit his 54th home run of the season to help the New York Yankees defeat the Boston Red Sox 8-3. Whitey Ford picked up his 25th win of the season on the mound for the Yankees.

30 years ago
1981


Personal
This blogger won the DPDDTC (Don Percy Date That Tune Contest) on Mr. Percy's morning show on CFRN radio in Edmonton.

10 years ago
2001


Football
CFL
British Columbia (6-5) 17 @ Saskatchewan (3-9) 15
Winnipeg (10-2) 28 @ Montreal (9-3) 25

Baseball
Sammy Sosa became the first major league player to hit 3 home runs in a game 3 times in the same season, but his Cubs still lost 7-6 to the Houston Astros.

Barry Bonds hit his 65th and 66th home runs of the season as the San Francisco Giants beat the Houston Astros 11-2.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

September 22, 2011

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Julie!

100 years ago
1911


Baseball
Cy Young, 44, pitched a shutout for his 511th and final major league win as the Boston Rustlers edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. Babe Adams was the losing pitcher.

The Chicago White Sox swept a doubleheader from the St. Louis Browns 5-0 and 1-0, as Jim Scott and Frank Lange pitched the respective shutouts.

90 years ago
1921


Football
IRFU-ARU pre-season
Hamilton Tigers (IRFU) 15 @ Edmonton (ARU) 3

The Tigers became the first eastern team to play a game in western Canada when they began a three-city tour with a win over the Eskimos at Diamond Park. The game started at 4 P.M. because of a lack of lights (and no daylight saving time). Jimmy Bill of the Eskimos suffered a shoulder injury that kept him out of action until the post-season, and a few minutes later, teammate Moe Lieberman, playing guard, suffered a similar injury that ended his career. All 3 Edmonton points came on singles by punter Jack Fraser.

75 years ago
1936


Boxing
Joe Louis (25-1) knocked Al Ettore (56-8-2) down twice in the 4th round and finally out at 1:28 of the 5th round of their heavyweight bout before 40,407 fans at Municipal Stadium in Philadelphia.

Baseball
The Detroit Tigers swept a doubleheader from the St. Louis Browns 12-0 and 14-0, with Eldon Auker and Tommy Bridges pitching the respective shutouts.

70 years ago
1941


Football
WIFU
Vancouver (1-3) 0 @ Winnipeg (2-0) 18

This was the second shutout against the Grizzlies in as many games, both on the road.

60 years ago
1951


Hit parade
#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Because of You--Tony Bennett (Best Seller--3rd week at #1, Disc Jockey--1st week at #1); Come On-A My House--Rosemary Clooney (Jukebox--8th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Because of You--Tony Bennett (3rd week at #1)
--Les Baxter and his Orchestra
2 Come On-A My House--Rosemary Clooney
--Kay Starr
3 Sweet Violets--Dinah Shore
4 Too Young--Nat "King" Cole
5 The Loveliest Night of the Year--Mario Lanza
6 I Get Ideas--Tony Martin
--Louis Armstrong
7 Cold, Cold Heart--Tony Bennett
8 The World is Waiting for the Sunrise--Les Paul and Mary Ford
9 Jezebel--Frankie Laine
10 Belle, Belle, My Liberty Belle--Guy Mitchell

Singles entering the chart were Down Yonder, with versions by Del Wood and Champ Butler (#23); I'll Always Remember You by Nat "King" Cole (#32); The Musicians by Dinah Shore, Betty Hutton, Tony Martin, and Phil Harris (#34); and Black Strap Molasses by Danny Kaye, Jimmy Durante, Jane Wyman, and Groucho Marx (#35).

Football
IRFU
Ottawa (2-3) 10 @ Toronto (2-3) 17

WIFU
Saskatchewan (4-4) 30 @ Winnipeg (3-5) 17
Calgary (2-6) 11 @ Edmonton (7-1) 30

Baseball
Larry Jansen pitched a 4-hitter and the New York Giants scored 3 runs in the 8th inning off Warren Spahn to beat the Boston Braves 4-1, giving Mr. Jansen his 20th win of the season. Meanwhile, the Brooklyn Dodgers lost 7-3 to the Philadelphia Phillies at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, and their lead over the Giants in the National League pennant race had dropped to 3 games.

50 years ago
1961


On television tonight
The Twilight Zone, on CBS
Tonight's episode: The Arrival, starring Harold J. Stone, Noah Keen, and Fredd Wayne

Baseball
Jim Gentile of the Baltimore Orioles tied a major league record with his fifth grand slam of the season as the Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox 8-6. Floyd Robinson of the White Sox made the game close with a grand slam of his own in the 9th inning.

40 years ago
1971


On television tonight
Rod Serling's Night Gallery, on NBC
Tonight's episode: A Death in the Family, starring E.G. Marshall and Desi Arnaz, Jr.; The Merciful, starring Imogene Coca and King Donovan; The Class of '99, starring Vincent Price, Brandon de Wilde, and Randolph Mantooth; Witches' Feast, starring Agnes Moorehead and Ruth Buzzi

Football
CFL
Calgary (8-2) 11 @ Montreal (5-3) 26

Baseball
The Rochester Red Wings, champions of the International League, defeated the Denver Bears, champions of the American Association, 9-6, to win the Junior World Series 4 games to 3.

The Philadelphia Phillies left 14 runners on base as they lost 2-0 to the Montreal Expos. Bill Stoneman won the pitching duel over Rick Wise.

30 years ago
1981


Died on this date
Dan George, 82
. Canadian actor and Indian chief. The chief of the Burrard Band (now known as Tsleil-Waututh First Nation) from 1951-1963, Mr. George was best known for his supporting performance in Little Big Man (1970), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award.

25 years ago
1986


On television tonight
The situation comedy series ALF, one of the sillier shows of its time, premiered on NBC.

Baseball
Fernando Valenzuela pitched a 2-hitter for his 20th win of the season as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Houston Astros 9-2.

20 years ago
1991


Football
CFL
Ottawa (5-7) 8 @ Winnipeg (7-5) 40
Hamilton (1-11) 17 @ Calgary (9-3) 28

Winnipeg quarterback Tom Burgess threw 5 touchdown passes as the Blue Bombers routed the Rough Riders at Winnipeg Stadium. Troy Westwood played his first CFL game as the Blue Bombers' kicker, replacing the injured Trevor Kennerd, and kicked 5 converts and a 22-yard field goal.

10 years ago
2001


Journalism
British Broadcasting Corporation world affairs editor John Simpson became the only television reporter to broadcast from Taliban-held Afghanistan as that country was preparing for an attack by the U.S.A.

Football
CFL
Calgary (5-7-0-1) 26 @ Hamilton (6-5) 29 (OT)

September 21, 2011

110 years ago
1901


Baseball
The Washington Senators swept a doubleheader from the Cleveland Bluebirds 18-7 and 11-3. The teams combined to make 22 errors in the 2 games.

The Chicago Colts edged the Boston Beaneaters 1-0 in 17 innings, with Tom Hughes going the distance on the mound for the Colts, and Bill Dinneen doing the same for the Beaneaters.

100 years ago
1911


Politics and government
The Conservative Party, led by Robert Borden, won 131 of 221 seats in the House of Commons in the Canadian federal election, ending 15 years of Liberal Party government under Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier. The Liberals, who had won 133 of 220 seats in the 1908 election, were reduced to 85 seats, and one Liberal-Conservative was elected. It was a rare Canadian election in that there was a particular issue at the centre of the campaign, mainly reciprocity, or free trade, with the United States. The Liberals favoured reciprocity, which won support in western Canada. Powerful manufacturing interests opposed reciprocity, which hurt the Liberals in eastern Canada, particularly in Toronto and Montreal. The new government took office on October 10, 1911.

40 years ago
1971


Boxing
George Foreman (30-0) knocked out Leroy Caldwell (11-9-1) at 1:54 of the 2nd round of their heavyweight bout in Beaumont, Texas.

Baseball
Dave McNally pitched a shutout to reach the 20-win mark for the fourth straight season as the Baltimore Orioles blanked the New York Yankees 5-0.

30 years ago
1981


World events
Belize gained its independence from Great Britain.

Baseball
The Montreal Expos edged the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 in 17 innings. Bryn Smith, who retired just one batter, was credited with his first major league win. Philadelphia starting pitcher Steve Carlton struck out 12 Expos in 10 innings to reach a career total of 3,128, breaking former teammate Bob Gibson's National League record.

25 years ago
1986


Football
CFL
Calgary (6-6) 15 @ Hamilton (5-6-1) 20

Baseball
Jimmy Jones, in his major league debut, gave up just 1 hit--a 3rd-inning triple by opposing pitcher Bob Knepper--as the San Diego Padres blanked the Houston Astros 5-0.

Marvin Freeman earned his first major league win as he pitched the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-1 win over the New York Mets at Shea Stadium in New York. He also became a father that day with the birth of his daughter Paris.

20 years ago
1991


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I Adore Mi Amor--Color Me Badd

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 The Promise of a New Day--Paula Abdul (2nd week at #1)
2 I Adore Mi Amor--Color Me Badd
3 (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams
4 Time, Love and Tenderness--Michael Bolton
5 Things that Make You Go Hmmm...--C+C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams
6 Crazy--Seal
7 Motownphilly--Boyz II Men
8 Love of a Lifetime--Firehouse
9 The Motown Song--Rod Stewart (with the Temptations)
10 Good Vibrations--Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch featuring Loleatta Holloway

Singles entering the chart included Set the Night to Music by Roberta Flack with Maxi Priest (#68); Something Got Me Started by Simply Red (#77); and Let's Talk About Sex by Salt-N-Pepa (#84).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (8th week at #1)
2 The Motown Song--Rod Stewart (with the Temptations)
3 Hole Hearted--Extreme
4 The Promise of a New Day--Paula Abdul
5 Shiny Happy People--R.E.M.
6 Time, Love and Tenderness--Michael Bolton
7 Something to Talk About--Bonnie Raitt
8 I am Here--The Grapes of Wrath
9 It Hit Me Like a Hammer--Huey Lewis and the News
10 The Real Love--Bob Seger

Singles entering the chart included Good Vibrations by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch featuring Loleatta Holloway (#75); No Woman No Cry by Seal (#96); and Future Love Paradise by Londonbeat (#97).

Football
CFL
Edmonton (7-5) 28 @ Toronto (8-4) 47
Saskatchewan (4-8) 49 @ British Columbia (7-5) 47

David Williams, who, three days earlier, had been traded by the Eskimos to the Argonauts for a 1992 draft choice, caught 3 touchdown passes against his former team as the Argonauts handily won at SkyDome.

Kent Austin completed 35 of 54 passes for 451 yards and 6 touchdowns--3 to Jeff Fairholm--as the Roughriders outlasted the Lions at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver. B.C. quarterback Doug Flutie passed for 406 yards and 3 touchdowns--1 to his brother Darren--and rushed for another touchdown, but also threw 4 interceptions. Jon Volpe rushed for 2 B.C. touchdowns.

10 years ago
2001


Football
CFL
Toronto (3-9) 22 @ Edmonton (5-7-0-1) 23

Jason Maas completed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Quincy Jackson and Sean Fleming converted with 13 seconds remaining in the 4th quarter to give the Eskimos the win over the Argonauts at Commonwealth Stadium. Michael Jenkins rushed 19 times for 98 yards for Toronto.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

September 20, 2011

130 years ago
1881


Politics and government
Chester A. Arthur was sworn in as the 21st President of the United States of America, replacing James A. Garfield, who had died the previous day, more than two months after being shot by Charles Guiteau.

70 years ago
1941


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Green Eyes (Aquellos Ojos Verdes)--Jimmy Dorsey (4th week at #1)

60 years ago
1951


Baseball
Ford Frick, president of the National League since 1934, was elected to a 7-year term as Commissioner of Major League Baseball by the owners of the major league clubs.

50 years ago
1961


Baseball
The New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 to clinch the American League pennant in their 154th game of the season. Roger Maris of the Yankees hit a home run off losing pitcher Milt Pappas. The homer was the 59th of the season for Mr. Maris, but it left him one short of Babe Ruth's total of 60 in a 154-game season of 1927.

40 years ago
1971


Weather
Hurricane Irene became the first known tropical cyclone to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean when it departed Nicaragua.

Business
Major league baseball owners gave Washington Senators' owner Bob Short permission to move the club to the Dallas-Fort Worth area after the season.

Baseball
On the diamond, the Washington Senators beat the Cleveland Indians 8-6 in 20 innings to complete a suspended game begun six days earlier at Cleveland Stadium. The teams combined for 20 bases on balls and 25 runners left on base. In the regularly scheduled game, the Indians won 3-1, handing Washington starting pitcher Denny McLain his 21st loss of the season.

30 years ago
1981


Football
CFL
Winnipeg (5-5) 13 @ Hamilton (8-2-1) 25
Ottawa (4-7) 23 @ Saskatchewan (7-4) 26

Hamilton middle linebacker Ben Zambiasi intercepted a pass from Winnipeg quarterback Dieter Brock and returned it for a touchdown early in the 3rd quarter of the Tiger-Cats' win over the Blue Bombers at Ivor Wynne Stadium.

Baseball
Gary Gaetti of the Minnesota Twins hit a home run off Charlie Hough of the Texas Rangers in his first major league at bat, but the Rangers beat the Twins 4-3.

25 years ago
1986


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: Don't Leave Me this Way--The Communards (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Stuck with You--Huey Lewis and the News

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Stuck with You--Huey Lewis and the News
2 Take My Breath Away--Berlin
3 Higher Love--Steve Winwood
4 Dancing on the Ceiling--Lionel Richie
5 Friends and Lovers--Gloria Loring and Carl Anderson
6 Venus--Bananarama
7 Dreamtime--Daryl Hall
8 Words Get in the Way--Miami Sound Machine
9 Walk This Way--Run-D.M.C.
10 Baby Love--Regina

Singles entering the chart included I am By Your Side by Corey Hart (#66); The Next Time I Fall by Peter Cetera with Amy Grant (#82); Jody by Jermaine Stewart (#86); The Way it Is by Bruce Hornsby and the Range (#87); and California Dreamin' by the Beach Boys (#89). California Dreamin', a cover of the 1966 hit by the Mamas and the Papas, featured Roger McGuinn on 12-string guitar. John and Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas appeared in the video for the single. The B-side, Lady Liberty, was a remake of the Beach Boys' 1979 single Lady Lynda with new lyrics to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty's arrival in the United States.

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 Friends and Lovers--Gloria Loring and Carl Anderson
2 Higher Love--Steve Winwood
3 Take My Breath Away--Berlin
4 Venus--Bananarama
5 Stuck with You--Huey Lewis and the News
6 Dancing on the Ceiling--Lionel Richie
7 Glory of Love--Peter Cetera
8 Mad About You--Belinda Carlisle
9 Papa Don't Preach--Madonna
10 Words Get in the Way--Miami Sound Machine

Singles entering the chart were I am By Your Side by Corey Hart (#71); (Forever) Live and Die by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (#82); Holding Out for You by Errol Starr (#94); Point of No Return by Nu Shooz (#96); and Black on White by One to One (#98).

On television tonight
Life with Lucy, starring Lucille Ball and Gale Gordon, premiered on ABC. It was an attempt to recapture the success of Miss Ball's previous series--I Love Lucy; The Lucy Show; and Here's Lucy--but failed miserably. The 1950s-style of comedy writing didn't travel well to 1986.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (5-6-1) 34 @ Ottawa (3-9) 24

CIAU
Calgary 46 @ Alberta (1-2) 7

Mark Brus's 65-yard rush provided the Golden Bears with their only touchdown in a humiliating loss to the Dinosaurs in the Shrine Bowl (with proceeds going to Shriners' hospitals) on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton. The game was televised across Canada on TSN.

Baseball
Pitcher Kevin Brown, the Texas Rangers' first selection in the 1986 free agent draft, picked up his first win as a professional as the Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 9-5.

Tony Gwynn of the San Diego Padres tied a modern National League record with 5 stolen bases in one game, but the Padres lost 10-6 to the Houston Astros.

10 years ago
2001


Terrorism
U.S. President George W. Bush addressed the nation and a joint session of Congress on the subject of terrorism. He also named Tom Ridge to the newly-created post of Director of Homeland Security.

September 19, 2011

130 years ago
1881


Died on this date
James A. Garfield, 49
. 20th President of the United States, 1881. Mr. Garfield, a Republican, served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio from 1863-1881. He was chosen by the Ohio state senate to fill a U.S. Senate vacancy in 1879, and won a narrow victory over Democratic party candidate Winfield Scott Hancock in the U.S. presidential election on November 2, 1880, becoming the only person to be elected to the presidency directly from the U.S. House of Representatives. For a brief time he was a sitting Congressman, Senator-elect, and President-elect. Mr. Garfield made civil service reform a priority of his presidency, and on July 2, 1881, he was shot in the back at a railroad station in Washington by Charles Guiteau, a lawyer, political office-seeker, and pseudo-Christian utopian socialist. Mr. Garfield's wound was probably survivable, but his doctors helped spread infection by poking and prodding with unwashed hands and unsterilized instruments in attempting to find the bullet. Mr. Garfield was succeeded in office by Vice-President Chester A. Arthur.

80 years ago
1931


Football
ARU
Calgary (1-0) 4 @ Edmonton (0-1) 3

The Calgary team that year was known as the Altomah-Tigers.

75 years ago
1936


On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Louis Hector and Harry West, on MBS
Tonight's episode: The Beryl Coronet

Football
IRFU-ORFU (Exhibition)
Toronto (ORFU) 11 @ Montreal (IRFU) 8

IRFU-QRFU (Exhibition)
Montreal (QRFU) 0 @ Ottawa (IRFU) 29

WIFU
Calgary 2 @ Regina 18

Paul Kirk returned an interception 105 yards for a touchdown and added a convert to lead the Roughriders over the Bronks.

WIFU-U.S. college (Exhibition)
Concordia College (Minnesota) 19 @ Winnipeg 21

70 years ago
1941


Football
WIFU
Vancouver (1-2) 0 @ Regina (2-2) 18

60 years ago
1951


Baseball
Early Wynn claimed his 20th win of the season and Larry Doy drew 5 bases on balls as the Cleveland Indians whipped the Boston Red Sox 15-2 at Fenway Park in Boston.

50 years ago
1961


Popular culture
Shortly before midnight, Betty and Hill were allegedly abducted by space aliens near Indian Head, New Hampshire. This was the first of the modern accounts of alien abductions.

Baseball
Ed Bailey's single with the bases loaded in the 9th inning gave the San Francisco Giants an 11-10 win over the Milwaukee Braves in a game in which the teams combined to hit 8 home runs. The Giants hit 4 homers off Milwaukee starting pitcher Warren Spahn, including a grand slam by Willie Mays.

40 years ago
1971


Football
CFL
Toronto (7-2) 26 @ Ottawa (3-6) 17
British Columbia (3-5-1) 31 @ Winnipeg (4-6-1) 31

Winnipeg quarterback and kicker Don Jonas attempted a field goal on the last play of the game with his team trailing 31-28. The kick was unsuccessful, but the Lions were penalized for offside, and Mr. Jonas kicked the tying field goal from 5 yards closer.

Baseball
Al Downing and Don Sutton pitched respective shutouts as the Los Angeles Dodgers swept a doubleheader from the Atlanta Braves 12-0 and 4-0 to move to within 1 1/2 games of the National League West Division-leading San Francisco Giants.

30 years ago
1981


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: Prince Charming--Adam and the Ants

#1 single in the U.S.A.: (Billboard): Endless Love--Diana Ross and Lionel Richie (6th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Endless Love--Diana Ross and Lionel Richie (6th week at #1)
2 Queen of Hearts--Juice Newton
3 Slow Hand--Pointer Sisters
4 Stop Draggin' My Heart Around--Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
5 Urgent--Foreigner
6 Who's Crying Now--Journey
7 Arthur's Theme--Christopher Cross
8 The Beach Boys Medley--The Beach Boys
9 (There's No) Gettin' Over You--Ronnie Milsap
10 Hold on Tight--Electric Light Orchestra

Singles entering the chart were Here I Am by Air Supply (#80); More Stars by Stars on 45 (#84); Oh No by the Commodores (#85); Mony Mony by Billy Idol (#88); and No Time to Lose by the Tarney/Spencer Band (#90).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 Urgent--Foreigner (2nd week at #1)
2 Endless Love--Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
3 Sausalito Summernight--Diesel
4 Fire and Ice--Pat Benatar
5 Start Me Up--The Rolling Stones
6 In the Air Tonight--Phil Collins
7 Stop Draggin' My Heart Around--Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
8 Theme from "Greatest American Hero"--Joey Scarbury
9 Hold on Tight--Electric Light Orchestra
10 Slow Hand--Pointer Sisters

Singles entering the chart were I'm Gonna Love Her for Both of Us by Meatloaf (#45); Private Eyes by Daryl Hall and John Oates (#47); Every Little Thing She Does is Magic by the Police (#49); and The Friends of Mr. Cairo by Jon and Vangelis (#50).

Music
Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel performed the The Concert in Central Park, a free event before a New York audience estimated at 500,000.

Football
CFL
Toronto (0-11) 14 @ British Columbia (8-3) 45
Edmonton (9-1-1) 21 @ Calgary (5-5) 10

The Argonauts' loss to the Lions at Empire Stadium in Vancouver marked an unsuccessful head coaching debut for Tommy Hudspeth, who had replaced the fired Willie Wood.

About 34,000 fans were in attendance at the beginning of the game between the Stampeders and Eskimos at McMahon Stadium, but when heavy rain and wind moved in as the 2nd quarter ended, most of them left, and only about 8,000 were left when the 3rd quarter began, despite the fact that the Stampeders trailed only 14-9. The Eskimos completed just 5 of 15 passes, using Warren Moon at quarterback when the wind was in their favour and Tom Wilkinson when the wind was against them. With Mr. Wilkinson in the 2nd and 4th quarters, the Eskimos were able to control the ball with the rushing of Jim Germany and Neil Lumsden. Edmonton punter Hank Ilesic boomed a team-record 88-yard punt with the wind, while kicker Dave Cutler missed the convert on the game's final touchdown because his toe was frozen from the cold weather. Veteran Edmonton play-by-play broadcaster Bryan Hall said it was the worst weather he'd ever seen for a game. The game was the first of 1981 to be telecast on CBC after a technicians' strike had prevented CBC from broadcasting games for the first two months of the season, and was the first game for former Saskatchewan Roughriders' quarterback and head coach Ron Lancaster as colour commentator on CBC telecasts. He was an immediate success, and stayed in that position for 10 years before returning to coaching.

25 years ago
1986


Disasters
Two passenger trains collided in Staffordshire, England, killing the driver of one of the trains and injuring 75 people.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (8-3) 32 @ British Columbia (9-3) 3

Edmonton defensive back James Bell was reported to be paralyzed after he made a tackle on B.C. receiver Jan Carinci in the 2nd half. He was taken off the field by ambulance after a lengthy delay. Mr. Bell recovered to live a normal life, but walked with a slight but noticeable limp, and his playing career was over. The Eskimos managed only 114 yards net offense, 64 of them coming on a touchdown bomb from Matt Dunigan to Stephen Jones in the 4th quarter when the game was already out of reach. Greg Harding returned an interception for the game's first touchdown, and Henry "Gizmo" Williams, in his second CFL game, returned a punt 74 yards for the first of his 26 career regular season touchdowns on punt returns. Tom Dixon added 3 converts, 2 singles, and was 4 for 4 on field goal attempts.

Baseball
Joe Cowley walked 7 batters but pitched a no-hitter for what turned out to be his last major league win as the Chicago White Sox beat the California Angels 7-1.

10 years ago
2001


War
Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States, the U.S. ordered combat aircraft to the Persian Gulf.

Baseball
The Seattle Mariners blanked the Anaheim Angels 5-0 for their 106th win of the season, becoming the first major league team in 2001 to clinch a playoff spot.

Roger Clemens improved his record for the season to 20-1 as he pitched the New York Yankees to a 6-3 win over the Chicago White Sox.

Albert Pujols drove in 3 runs to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers, giving Matt Morris his 20th win of the season. Mr. Pujols' RBIs raised his total for the season to 120, a National League record for a rookie, beating the mark of 119 set by Wally Berger of the Boston Braves in 1930.

September 18, 2011

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Olga Kravtsova!

160 years ago
1851


Journalism
The first edition of The New York Daily Times--later The New York Times--was published.

80 years ago
1931


Baseball
Lefty Grove pitched a 5-hitter for his 30th win of the season as the Philadelphia Athletics beat the Chicago White Sox 3-1.

75 years ago
1936


Baseball
Larry MacPhail resigned as general manager of the Cincinnati Reds.

60 years ago
1951


On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Merryman's Murder, starring Red Buttons

Baseball
Tommy Byrne hit a grand slam in the top of the 9th inning as he pitched the St. Louis Browns to a 9-0 win over the Washington Nationals in the first game of a doubleheader at Griffith Stadium in Washington. Mr. Byrne came to bat as a pinch hitter in the top of the 10th inning of the second game and singled in the winning run as the Browns completed the sweep with a 3-2 win.

Mike Garcia picked up his 20th win of the season as the Cleveland Indians beat the Boston Red Sox 6-4 to move into a tie for first place in the American League with the New York Yankees, who lost 7-1 to the Chicago White Sox.

50 years ago
1961


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Take Good Care of My Baby--Bobby Vee

On television tonight
Thriller, hosted by Boris Karloff, on NBC
Tonight's episode: What Beckoning Ghost?, starring Judith Evelyn, Tom Helmore, and Adele Mara

This was the first episode of Thriller's second season.

Died on this date
Dag Hammarskjold, 56
. Swedish diplomat; United Nations Secretary-General, 1953-1961. Mr. Hammarskjold was killed in a plane crash near Ndola, Northern Rhodesia, where he was due to arrive for peace talks between UN peacekeeping troops and forces fighting for independence in the separatist Congolese province of Katanga.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (7-0) 22 @ Saskatchewan (3-6) 15
Toronto (3-3-1) 15 @ British Columbia (0-8-1) 7

40 years ago
1971


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: Hey Girl Don't Bother Me--The Tams

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Go Away Little Girl--Donny Osmond (2nd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Smiling Faces Sometimes--The Undisputed Truth
2 Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey--Paul & Linda McCartney
3 Go Away Little Girl--Donny Osmond
4 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down--Joan Baez
5 Spanish Harlem--Aretha Franklin
6 Ain't No Sunshine--Bill Withers
7 I Just Want to Celebrate--Rare Earth
8 Take Me Home, Country Roads--John Denver
9 Won't Get Fooled Again--The Who
10 Maggie May--Rod Stewart

Singles entering the chart included Birds of a Feather by the Raiders (#57); Never My Love by the 5th Dimension (#58); I'm Comin' Home by Tommy James (#68); Glory, Glory by the Byrds (#71); I'd Love to Change the World by Ten Years After (#76); Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves by Cher (#81); Some of Shelly's Blues by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (#85); Bend Me, Shape Me by Storm (#92); Talk it Over in the Morning by Anne Murray (#97); and It's for You by Springwell (#98). Some of Shelly's Blues was written by Michael Nesmith and had been released as a single by the Stone Poneys in 1968.

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey--Paul & Linda McCartney
2 Go Away Little Girl--Donny Osmond
3 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down--Joan Baez
4 I Woke Up in Love this Morning--The Partridge Family
5 Spanish Harlem--Aretha Franklin
6 Smiling Faces Sometimes--The Undisputed Truth
7 Won't Get Fooled Again--The Who
8 Go Down Gamblin'--Blood, Sweat and Tears
9 Ain't No Sunshine--Bill Withers
10 I Just Want to Celebrate--Rare Earth

Singles entering the chart were Easy Loving by Freddy Hart (#70); The Year that Clayton Delaney Died by Tom T. Hall (#71); Never My Love by the 5th Dimension (#72); Call My Name I'll Be There by Wilson Pickett (#76); Stone of Years by Emerson, Lake & Palmer (#83); Breakdown by Rufus Thomas (#84); Make it Funky by James Brown (#94); One More Mountain to Climb by Doctor Music (#95); One Tin Soldier by Coven (#97); A Song for You by Andy Williams (#98); Birds of a Feather by the Raiders (#99); and True Fine Virginia by Allan J. Ryan (#100).

Calgary's top 10
1 Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey--Paul & Linda McCartney
2 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down--Joan Baez
3 Maggie May--Rod Stewart
4 Ain't No Sunshine--Bill Withers
5 Do You Know What I Mean--Lee Michaels
6 Down by the River--Joey Gregorash
7 Sweet Dreams and Sarah--Mac Davis
8 Creators of Rain--Ian & Sylvia
9 Talk it Over in the Morning--Anne Murray
10 Bangla-Desh--George Harrison
Pick hit of the week: The Story in Your Eyes--The Moody Blues

Football
CFL
Montreal (4-3) 9 @ Hamilton (4-3) 10
Saskatchewan (5-4) 19 @ Edmonton (1-9) 3

Defensive tackle Ed McQuarters returned a fumble 3 yards for the game's only touchdown for the Roughriders in their win over the Eskimos at Clarke Stadium. Bruce Lemmerman played his first CFL game, entering the game in the 4th quarter at quarterback for the Eskimos in relief of starter Larry Lawrence. Mr. Lemmerman promptly threw 2 interceptions, while Ron Lancaster of the Roughriders was intercepted twice by Edmonton defensive back John Wydareny.

Canadian university
Manitoba (1-1) 26 @ Saskatchewan (0-1) 7
British Columbia (0-2) 0 @ Alberta (2-0) 54

Exhibition
Calgary 14 @ Rocky Mountain College 0

The Calgary-Rocky Mountain College game was played in Glasgow, Montana.

25 years ago
1986


Football
CFL
Montreal (2-10) 14 @ Winnipeg (7-5) 39

Baseball
Reggie Jackson hit 3 home runs, scored 4 runs, and drove in 7 to lead the California Angels to an 18-3 rout of the Kansas City Royals.

10 years ago
2001


Baseball
The Colorado Rockies made 5 errors as they allowed the Arizona Diamondbacks to score 6 runs in the top of the 1st inning, but Todd Helton and Jeff Cirillo hit consecutive home runs off Byung Hyun Kim in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the Rockies a 10-9 win at Coors Field in Denver.

Friday, 16 September 2011

September 17, 2011

80 years ago
1931


Baseball
Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees hit his 41st and 42nd home runs of the season as the Yankees beat the St. Louis Browns 6-1 to complete a sweep of a doubleheader at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. Mr. Ruth's homers meant that he had homered in every American League park during the season. Lefty Gomez pitched a 3-hitter for the Yankees. Red Ruffing won the first game 17-0, as Bill Dickey hit a grand slam for the Yankees.

70 years ago
1941


Baseball
The St. Louis Cardinals swept a doubleheader from the visiting Boston Braves 6-1 and 3-2 before 3,585 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. Howie Pollet pitched the Cardinals to victory in the first game, while Stan Musial batted 2 for 4 and drove in 2 runs with a double in his major league debut in the second game. Estel Crabtree's home run provided the winning margin.

60 years ago
1951


Baseball
Robin Roberts pitched a complete game for his 20th win of the season as the Philadelphia Phillies edged the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 in 10 innings at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. Al Brazle started and took the loss for the Cardinals.

Phil Rizzuto executed a squeeze bunt with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th inning at Yankee Stadium to drive in Joe DiMaggio with the winning run as the New York Yankees edged the Cleveland Indians 2-1 and give Ed Lopat his 20th win of the season. Bob Lemon took the loss for the Indians, who dropped 1 game behind American league-leading New York.

50 years ago
1961


Space
The United States launched the satellite Discoverer 31, whose mission, expected to last sveral months, was to test orbital controls. The second stage of the rocket and the capsule failed to separate.

30 years ago
1981


Weather
The temperature hit 90 F. in Edmonton.

Baseball
Fernando Valenzuela pitched a 3-hitter for his 8th shutout of the season as the Los Angeles Dodgers blanked the Atlanta Braves 2-0. His shutout set a National League record for rookies and tied the major league record held by Russ Ford (1910) and Reb Russell (1913).

25 years ago
1986


Baseball
Dwight Gooden pitched a 6-hitter to lead the New York Mets to a 4-2 win over the Chicago Cubs at Shea Stadium, clinching the National League East Division pennant for the Mets.

20 years ago
1991


Baseball
Barry Bonds hit a home run and reached 100 runs batted in for the second straight season as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 9-2.

10 years ago
2001


Football
CFL
Toronto (3-8) 18 @ Montreal (9-2) 24
Edmonton (4-7-0-1) 22 @ Winnipeg (9-2) 23
Saskatchewan (3-8) 14 @ Calgary (5-6) 21

All three games had been postponed to Monday night because of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The Alouettes' win over the Argonauts at Percival Molson Stadium turned out to be their last of the season, and their last under head coach Rod Rust. Edmonton linebacker A.J. Gass suffered a season-ending injury in the Eskimos' loss to the Blue Bombers at Winnipeg Stadium.

Monday, 12 September 2011

September 16, 2011

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Cheryl Eli!

60 years ago
1951


On the radio
Mr. Moto, starring James Monks, on NBC
Tonight's episode: The Blue Cigarettes

50 years ago
1961


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Johnny Remember Me--John Leyton (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Mirror): Johnny Remember Me--John Leyton (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): Johnny Remember Me--John Leyton (3rd week at #1)

U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Take Good Care of My Baby--Bobby Vee
2 Michael--The Highwaymen
3 The Mountain's High--Dick and Dee Dee
4 Wooden Heart--Joe Dowell
5 Little Sister--Elvis Presley
6 Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On the Bedpost Overnight)--Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
7 Crying--Roy Orbison
8 Who Put the Bomp--Barry Mann
9 My True Story--The Jive Five
10 You Don't Know What You've Got (Until You Lose It)--Ral Donner

Singles entering the chart were Bristol Stomp by the Dovells (#71); Riders in the Sky by Lawrence Welk and his Orchestra (#88); Don't Get Around Much Anymore by the Belmonts (#90); So Long Baby by Del Shannon (#91); Movin' by Bill Black's Combo (#93); Berlin Melody by Billy Vaughn and his Orchestra (#95); I Understand (Just How You Feel) by the G-Clefs (#98); Back to the Hop by Danny and the Juniors (#100); Bright Lights Big City by Jimmy Reed (also #100); and Please Mr. Postman by the Marvelettes (also #100).

Boxing
Eddie Machen (38-4-1) knocked Mike DeJohn (41-9-1) down three times in the 9th round, forcing an automatic technical knockout at 1:09 of the round in a heavyweight bout at War Memorial Auditorium in Syracuse, New York.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (4-3) 12 @ Montreal (1-5-1) 26
Hamilton (6-0) 37 @ Calgary (2-5) 36
Toronto (2-3-1) 8 @ Edmonton (7-1-1) 8

Baseball
Norm Cash hit his 37th home run of the season and Al Kaline had 4 hits to support Frank Lary's 21st win of the season as the Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees 10-4. Roger Maris hit his 57th home run of the season for the Yankees. Ralph Terry was the losing pitcher.

40 years ago
1971


Baseball
Juan Pizarro hit a home run to provide the only scoring as he pitched a 1-0 shutout for the Chicago Cubs over the New York Mets at Shea Stadium in New York. Tom Seaver took the loss on the mound for the Mets.

30 years ago
1981


Personal
This blogger won the DPDDTC (Don Percy Date That Tune Contest) on Mr. Percy's morning show on CFRN radio in Edmonton by correctly identifying Rebel Rouser by Duane Eddy and the Rebels from 1958. The prize was a pair of jeans from Work Wearhouse.

Boxing
Sugar Ray Leonard (31-1) rallied to score a technical knockout over Thomas Hearns (32-1) at 1:45 of the 14th round at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas to win the WBC and WBA world welterweight titles.

25 years ago
1986


Disasters
At least 177 miners were killed in a fire in the Kinross gold mine in the eastern Transvaal region of South Africa.