Tuesday, 29 November 2011

November 30, 2011

110 years ago
1901


Football
CRU
Dominion Final
Ottawa College 18 Toronto Argonauts 3 @ Montreal (Replay of November 23 tie game)

Eddie Gleeson drop-kicked 2 field goals to lead Ottawa College over the Argonauts before 2,000 fans. It was OC's fourth Canadian championship in the previous 8 years.

70 years ago
1941


On the radio
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, on NBC
Tonight's episode: A Case of Identity

Football
NFL
Green Bay (10-1) 22 @ Washington (5-5) 17

Green Bay receiver Don Hutson broke three scoring records as the Packers beat the Redskins at Griffith Stadium.

AFL
The American Football League concluded its second season of play. There was no championship game, and the Columbus Bullies edged out the New York Americans for the title on the basis of heir regular season record. The standings were:

Columbus Bullies 5-1-2-.833
New York Americans 5-2-1-.714
Milwaukee Chiefs 4-3-1-.571
Buffalo Tigers 2-6-0-.250
Cincinnati Bengals 1-6-2-.167

Ties were not included when calculating winning percentages. The AFL suspended operations on September 2, 1942 for the duration of World War II, and the suspension eventually became permanent.

25 years ago
1986


Football
CFL
Grey Cup @ B.C. Place Stadium, Vancouver
Hamilton 39 Edmonton 15

The Tiger-Cats rolled up a 29-0 halftime lead and coasted to an easy win over the Eskimos before 59,621 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver to win the Grey Cup for the first time in 14 years. The Edmonton offensive line, which was missing veterans Bill Stevenson (out since the pre-season with a broken leg) and Hector Pothier (suspended late in the season for possession of illegal drugs), was no match for the Hamilton defensive line of Grover Covington, Mike Walker, Mitchell Price, and Rod Skillman. Hamilton quarterback Mike Kerrigan threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Steve Stapler in the 1st quarter. Their second touchdown came when defensive back Jim Rockford, playing only his second game in the CFL, recovered a blocked Tom Dixon punt in the Edmonton end zone. Paul Osbaldiston converted both and added 5 field goals in the 1st half. A 44-yard touchdown pass from Mr. Kerrigan to Ron Ingram early in the 3rd quarter made the score 36-0 after Mr. Osbaldiston's convert. The Eskimos finally broke the shutout late in the 3rd quarter on a 6-yard rush by backup quarterback Damon Allen, who had relieved starter Matt Dunigan. Tom Dixon converted to make the score 36-7. The Eskimos scored again late in the game on a 13-yard pass from Mr. Allen to Brian Kelly. Mr. Allen rushed 5 yards for a 2-point convert to make the score 36-15, but a short kickoff was recovered by the Tiger-Cats, and Mr. Osbaldiston tied a Grey Cup record with his 6th field goal. It was the only Grey Cup the Tiger-Cats won under Harold Ballard, who owned the team from 1978 until his death in 1990. CBC and CTV split the television coverage of the game, with Pat Marsden of CTV calling the play-by-play for the first half. It turned out to be the last CFL game televised by CTV after more than 25 years of broadcasting, and Mr. Marsden's last game as a football play-by-play broadcaster.

20 years ago
1991


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Black or White--Michael Jackson

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Set Adrift on Memory Bliss--P.M. Dawn

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 When a Man Loves a Woman--Michael Bolton
2 That's what Love is For--Amy Grant
3 Cream--Prince and the New Power Generation
4 Blowing Kisses in the Wind--Paula Abdul
5 Set the Night to Music--Roberta Flack with Maxi Priest
6 It's so Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday--Boyz II Men
7 Set Adrift on Memory Bliss--P.M. Dawn
8 Can't Stop this Thing We Started--Bryan Adams
9 I Wonder Why--Curtis Stigers
10 Street of Dreams--Nia Peeples

Singles entering the chart included The Way I Feel About You by Karyn White (#72); Every Road Leads Back to You by Bette Midler (#83); Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana (#84); and Martika's Kitchen by Martika (#88).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 Life is a Highway--Tom Cochrane
2 Can't Stop this Thing We Started--Bryan Adams
3 Cream--Prince and the New Power Generation
4 Get a Leg Up--John Mellencamp
5 What About Now--Robbie Robertson
6 No Son of Mine--Genesis
7 Broken Arrow--Rod Stewart
8 When a Man Loves a Woman--Michael Bolton
9 That's what Love is For--Amy Grant
10 Set the Night to Music--Roberta Flack with Maxi Priest

Singles entering the chart included Can't Let Go by Mariah Carey (#61); No Regrets by Tom Cochrane (#68); Double Good Everything by Smokey Robinson (#84); Hold On by Joey Ferrera (#86); Beauty and the Beast by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson (#98); and Saltwater by Julian Lennon (#99). Beauty and the Beast was the title song from the movie.

Football
CIAU
Vanier Cup @ SkyDome, Toronto
Wilfrid Laurier 25 Mount Allison 18

Andy Cecchini rushed for 130 yards and 2 touchdowns and caught a 19-yard touchdown pass to lead the Golden Hawks to their first Vanier Cup championship. WLU led 24-4 late in the 3rd quarter until the Mounties struck for 2 converted touchdowns, one on a 27-yard rush by Grant Keaney late in the 3rd quarter, and the other on a 31-yard pass from Sean Hickey to Mark Huys with 8:35 remaining in regulation time. Mount Allison was stopped on a third down-and-five yards to go gamble at the WLU 45-yard line with less than 5 minutes remaining, and the Golden Hawks used up all but the last 50 seconds, and punted for a single. Mr. Keaney led the Mounties with 22 rushes for 124 yards. Mr. Hickey completed just 5 of 21 passes for 150 yards, but was chosen the outstanding offensive player by the media, for some strange reason. Rich Newbrough won the head coaching matchup over Marc Loranger. Attendance at SkyDome was 30,191.

Monday, 28 November 2011

November 29, 2011

70 years ago
1941


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Chattanooga Choo Choo--Glenn Miller and his Orchestra

Chattanooga Choo Choo was the B-side of the single on the Bluebird label. The A-side was I Know Why, with vocal refrain by Paula Kelly and the Four Modernaires.

Died on this date
Elton Sills, 17
. Canadian high school student. A resident of Corbyville, Ontario, Mr. Sills died on his 17th birthday, two weeks after being breaking his neck and being paralyzed from the shoulders down while playing football for Belleville Collegiate against Tweed High School.

Football
CRU
Grey Cup @ Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Winnipeg 18 Ottawa 16

George Fraser of the Rough Riders set a Grey Cup record with 3 field goals, but with less than 4 minutes remaining in regulation time, he missed his fourth attempt, settling for a single, allowing the Blue Bombers to win the Grey Cup for the second time in three years. Ches McCance of the Blue Bombers opened the scoring with a 23-yard field goal, but the Rough Riders took the lead with one of the most unusual touchdowns in Grey Cup history. Ottawa's Tony Golab punted from his own 40-yard line and recovered the ball on the Winnipeg 45, and then spun away from a would-be tackler and ran for a touchdown, converted by Mr. Fraser, to give Ottawa a 6-3 lead. Winnipeg's Fritz Hanson fumbled a punt early in the 2nd quarter, and Mr. Fraser kicked a 16-yard field goal from a sharp angle to make the score 9-3. On a third-down gamble, Blue Bomber quarterback Wayne Sheley lateralled to Bud Marquardt, who ran 40 yards downfield before being tackled by Ottawa's Orville Burke. As he was being tackled, Mr. Marquardt lateralled to centre Mel Wilson, who ran the remaining 5 yards for the touchdown. Mr. McCance's convert made the score 9-9 at halftime. Mr. Burke, the Ottawa quarterback, was hit as he attempted to pass in the first minute of the 3rd quarter, and Mr. Marquardt intercepted the ball and ran 45 yards for another Winnipeg touchdown. Mr. McCance converted to give the Blue Bombers a 15-9 lead. Mr. Fraser tied the game with field goals of 26 and 20 yards before Mr. McCance replied with a 38-yard field goal to give Winnipeg an 18-15 lead after 3 quarters. The distance of 38 yards was a Grey Cup record that was tied by Bob Dean of the Edmonton Eskimos in 1954, but wasn't surpassed until 1973. An unsuccessful third-down gamble by the Blue Bombers gave the Rough Riders a chance to tie the game, but Mr. Fraser was wide from 20 yards out, and Winnipeg held on to win the Grey Cup for the second time in the previous three years, and the third time in seven years. 19,065 fans were in attendance at Varsity Stadium in the warmest Grey Cup weather to date.

50 years ago
1961


Space
The United States launched Mercury-Atlas 5 from Cape Canaveral, Florida, with a chimpanzee named Enos aboard. Enos became the first chimpanzee launched into Earth orbit, completing the first orbit in 1 hour and 28. 5 minutes. The mission, planned for 3 orbits, was terminated after 2 orbits because of concerns about the spacecraft's attitude and amount of fuel remaining. The spacecraft splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean, and the craft and its occupant were taken aboard the destroyer USS Stormes. Enos was in good shape, and reportedly ran around the deck of the ship shaking hands with his rescuers. Video of the mission may be seen here.

30 years ago
1981


Died on this date
Natalie Wood, 43.
U.S. actress. Born Natasha Gurdin, Miss Wood appeared in such movies as Tomorrow is Forever (1946); Miracle on 34th Street (1947); Rebel Without a Cause (1955); Splendor in the Grass (1961); Inside Daisy Clover (1965); and Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969). While filming Brainstorm (1983), Miss Wood died under circumstances that still haven't fully been explained. The investigation into her death was reopened by authorities in November 2011.

25 years ago
1986


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy: Notorious--Duran Duran (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Take My Breath Away--Berlin (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): You Give Love a Bad Name--Bon Jovi

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Human--Human League
2 Amanda--Boston
3 You Give Love a Bad Name--Bon Jovi
4 The Next Time I Fall--Peter Cetera with Amy Grant
5 True Blue--Madonna
6 The Way it Is--Bruce Hornsby and the Range
7 Word Up--Cameo
8 Hip to Be Square--Huey Lewis and the News
9 Everybody Have Fun Tonight--Wang Chung
10 Love Will Conquer All--Lionel Richie

Singles entering the chart were Big Time by Peter Gabriel (#77); I'm Not Perfect by Grace Jones (#85); It's Not You, It's Not Me by KBC Band (#86); That's Life by David Lee Roth (#87); Graceland by Paul Simon (#88); Love You Down by Ready for the World (#89); and The Best Man in the World by Ann Wilson (#90).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 Two of Hearts--Stacey Q
2 True Blue--Madonna
3 The Lady in Red--Chris de Burgh
4 The Next Time I Fall--Peter Cetera with Amy Grant
5 Human--Human League
6 Amanda--Boston
7 Spirit in the Sky--Doctor and the Medics
8 To Be a Lover--Billy Idol
9 True Colors--Cyndi Lauper
10 Rumors--Timex Social Club

Singles entering the chart were Can't Help Falling in Love by Corey Hart (#76); You're What I Look For by Glass Tiger (#91); Stranglehold by Paul McCartney (#92); Some People by Paul Young (#96); and Heartache Away by Don Johnson (#98).

Died on this date
Cary Grant, 82.
U.K.-born U.S. actor. Born Archibald Leach in England, Mr. Grant became one of the most popular actors in movie history, starring in such films as Gunga Din (1939); Suspicion (1941); Arsenic and Old Lace (1944); Notorious (1946); To Catch a Thief (1955); North by Northwest (1959); and Charade (1963). He retired from acting after Walk, Don't Run (1966) because he was too old to play romantic leads, but he remained a handsome man, and appeared on the cover of Gentleman's Quarterly in the summer of 1986. He began making a series of public appearances in various cities in the United States where he would chat with audiences and tell stories about his experiences. Davenport, Iowa was one of his stops, but he took ill there and died several hours before his scheduled public appearance.

10 years ago
2001


Died on this date
George Harrison, 58.
U.K. musician. The lead guitarist of the Beatles, Mr. Harrison was known as the "quiet Beatle." His most notable composition with the group was Something, a major hit in the fall of 1969. When the band broke up, Mr. Harrison launched a solo career, and his first album, All Things Must Pass (1970) yielded the #1 hit single My Sweet Lord (which Mr. Harrison lost a legal battle over because the song sounded too much like He's So Fine, a major hit in 1963 for the Chiffons) and the top 10 hit What is Life. Mr. Harrison became one of the first rock musicians to attempt to raise money for charity when he staged the The Concert for Bangladesh, which attracted 40,000 people to two shows at Madison Square Garden in New York on August 1, 1971. Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth) topped singles charts in 1973, but as his interest in Indian spirituality and Indian music deepened, public appreciation of his records and live appearances declined. Later hit singles included Blow Away (1979); All Those Years Ago (1981--a tribute to the recently-slain John Lennon); Got My Mind Set on You ( #1 in 1987-1988); and When We was Fab (1988). Mr. Harrison was also a member of the Traveling Wilburys, who released the albums Volume 1 (1988) and Volume 3 (1990). He died after battling cancer for several years.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

November 28, 2011

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Dede Hill and Chris Milner!

80 years ago
1931


Football
CRU
Eastern Final
University of Western Ontario 0 @ Montreal 22

Tommy Burns and Ernie Hempey rushed for touchdowns and Huck Welch kicked 2 converts, 2 field goals, and 4 singles as the Winged Wheelers blanked the Mustangs before about 6,000 fans at Molson Stadium. Both Montreal touchdowns were set up by long pass completions from quarterback Warren Stevens. The game marked the last time that an intercollegiate team got this close to playing in the Grey Cup game.

75 years ago
1936


Football
IRFU
Finals
Ottawa 17 @ Toronto 5 (Ottawa won 2-game total points series 22-6)

Mr. McCauley and Andy Tommy scored touchdowns for the Rough Riders in the 4th quarter at Varsity Stadium as they won the Big Four title for the first time in 10 years. The teams combined for 235 yards in penalties.

40 years ago
1971


Football
CFL
Grey Cup @ Empire Stadium, Vancouver
Calgary 14 Toronto 11

In the first Grey Cup played on artificial turf, the Stampeders held off the Argonauts to win the cup for the first time in 23 years. 34,584 fans sat through a dull game on a rainy Sunday afternoon at Empire Stadium. Calgary quarterback Jerry Keeling completed just 6 of 16 passes, but 2 of his completions went for touchdowns, 14 yards to Herm Harrison in the 1st quarter, and 6 yards to Jesse Mims in the 2nd quarter, both converted by Larry Robinson. Between those scores, the Argonauts countered with a field goal by Ivan MacMillan, set up by a 55-yard pass from quarterback Joe Theismann to Mel Profit from the Toronto 44-yard line to the Calgary 11. With the Stampeders still leading 14-3 in the 3rd quarter, Calgary's Jim Sillye fumbled a punt from Zenon Andrusyshyn. Joe Vijuk recovered for Toronto and promptly lateralled to guard Roger Scales, who ran 36 yards for his only CFL touchdown. Mr. MacMillan converted and added a single later in the quarter on a wide field goal that he insisted was good. With just over 2 minutes remaining in regulation time, Dick Thornton of the Argonauts returned an interception 54 yards to the Calgary 11. Leon McQuay rushed for 3 yards on first down, but on second down, he slipped and fell and fumbled before any opposing player could contact him, and Reggie Holmes recovered for the Stampeders. The Argonauts stopped Calgary's offense from gaining a first down and still had a chance to move within field goal range, but when Jim Furlong of Calgary punted to midfield, the ball went out of bounds off the foot of Toronto halfback Harry Abofs. The officials ruled that Mr. Abofs had kicked the ball, and gave Calgary possession with a first down at the point where the ball had gone out of bounds, the Toronto 48-yard line. The Stampeders were then able to run out the clock. Calgary middle linebacker Wayne Harris was named the game's Most Valuable Player, while Calgary defensive end Dick Suderman was named the game's outstanding Canadian player.

30 years ago
1981


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: Under Pressure--Queen and David Bowie (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Physical--Olivia Newton-John (2nd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Physical--Olivia Newton-John (2nd week at #1)
2 Private Eyes--Daryl Hall and John Oates
3 Waiting for a Girl Like You--Foreigner
4 Arthur's Theme--Christopher Cross
5 Here I Am--Air Supply
6 Start Me Up--The Rolling Stones
7 Oh No--Commodores
8 Every Little Thing She Does is Magic--The Police
9 Young Turks--Rod Stewart
10 Why Do Fools Fall in Love--Diana Ross

Singles entering the chart were You Could Have Been with Me by Sheena Easton (#77); Breakin' Away by Al Jarreau (#84); Falling in Love by Balance (#85); Leader of the Band by Dan Fogelberg (#86); Anyone Can See by Irene Cara (#88); and Love in the First Degree by Alabama (#89).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 The Friends of Mr. Cairo--Jon and Vangelis (3rd week at #1)
2 Arthur's Theme--Christopher Cross
3 My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone)--Chilliwack
4 Waiting for a Girl Like You--Foreigner
5 Every Little Thing She Does is Magic--The Police
6 Private Eyes--Daryl Hall and John Oates
7 Start Me Up--The Rolling Stones
8 No Reply at All--Genesis
9 Physical--Olivia Newton-John
10 Endless Love--Diana Ross and Lionel Richie

Singles entering the chart were Our Lips are Sealed by the Go-Go's (#44); Yesterday's Songs by Neil Diamond (#48); and Centerfold by J. Geils Band (#50).

Football
CIAU
Canadian College Bowl @ Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Acadia 18 Alberta 12

Quarterback Steve Repic completed 15 of 20 passes for 232 yards and rushed for 63 yards to lead the Axemen to their second Vanier Cup win in three years, defeating the defending champion Golden Bears before 11,875 fans at Varsity Stadium. Reg Gilmour of Alberta opened the scoring with a 27-yard field goal with 1:17 of the 1st quarter. Jim DiRenzo of Acadia managed a single on a missed 38-yard field goal and was successful from 17 yards to give the Axemen a 4-3 lead with 2:12 remaining in the 2nd quarter. Acadia then forced a quick change of possession, and Mr. Repic connected with Hubert Walsh for a 64-yard pass with 1:18 remaining. Mr. DiRenzo converted to give the Axemen an 11-3 halftime lead. Another single on a missed field goal by Mr. Gilmour made the score 11-4 in favour of Acadia after 3 quarters, and the Golden Bears tied the game on an 11-yard touchdown run by Frank Cunningham, converted by Mr. Gilmour, with 9:19 remaining in regulation time. Mr. Gilmour, who missed 3 of 4 field goal attempts, missed on a 22-yard attempt, but managed a single with 2:35 remaining to give Alberta a 12-11 lead. Mr. Repic then marched the Axemen the length of the field, handing off to Quentin Tynes for a 2-yard touchdown run, converted by Mr. DiRenzo, with 45 seconds remaining. It was the last Vanier Cup win for an Atlantic team until St. Mary's won back-to-back titles in 2001 and 2002. John Huard won the contest of head coaches over Jim Donlevy, who took a two-year break from coaching to manage the athletes' village at the 1983 World University Games in Edmonton. For Reg Gilmour, it was his last game.

Friday, 25 November 2011

November 27, 2011

60 years ago
1951


On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Mikki, starring Joan Chandler

50 years ago
1961


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Big Bad John--Jimmy Dean (4th week at #1)

On the radio
Macabre, on USAFRS Far East Network
Tonight's episode: The Man in the Mirror

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Carleton Hobbs and Norman Shelley, on BBC
Tonight's episode: The Empty House

On television tonight
Thriller, hosted by Boris Karloff, on NBC
Tonight's episode: The Closed Cabinet, starring Olive Sturgess, David Frankham, Peter Forster, Jennifer Raine, and Patricia Manning

World events
The Royal Air Force began airlifting food supplies to flood victims in Somalia.

40 years ago
1971


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: Coz I Luv You--Slade (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Theme from Shaft--Isaac Hayes (2nd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Family Affair--Sly and the Family Stone
2 Theme from Shaft--Isaac Hayes
3 Imagine--John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
4 Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves--Cher
5 Baby I'm-A Want You--Bread
6 Have You Seen Her--Chi-Lites
7 Got to Be There--Michael Jackson
8 Two Divided by Love--The Grass Roots
9 Peace Train--Cat Stevens
10 Everybody's Everything--Santana

Singles entering the chart were American Pie, Parts I and II by Don McLean (#70); Sour Suite by the Guess Who (#73); Let's Stay Together by Al Green (#77); Looking for a Love by J. Geils Band (#78); Lay Lady Lay by the Isley Brothers (#80); I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by the Hillside Singers (#82); Men are Getting Scarce by Chairmen of the Board (#83); Daisy Mae by Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds (#87); Treat Me Like a Good Piece of Candy by Dusk (#91); You Keep Me Holding On by Tyrone Davis (#93); Kiss an Angel Good Mornin' by Charley Pride (#94); I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by New Seekers (#95); Five Hundred Miles by Heaven Bound with Tony Scotti (#96); The Witch Queen of Orleans by Redbone (#98); and Fool Me by Joe South (#99). I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony), one of the most annoying songs of its time, was the theme song from a Coca-Cola television commercial.

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 Imagine--John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
2 Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves--Cher
3 Peace Train--Cat Stevens
4 Two Divided by Love--The Grass Roots
5 Everybody's Everything--Santana
6 Baby I'm-A Want You--Bread
7 Absolutely Right--Five Man Electrical Band
8 I'm a Man--Chicago
9 Theme from Shaft--Isaac Hayes
10 I'd Love to Change the World--Ten Years After

Singles entering the chart were Pretty as You Feel by Jefferson Airplane (#65); L'Oiseau by Rene Simard (#77); A Natural Man by Lou Rawls (#82); Satisfaction by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (#88); Respect Yourself by the Staple Singers (#89); Hallelujah by Sweathog (#93); I Don't Need No Doctor by Humble Pie (#96); Can I Get a Witness by Lee Michaels (#97); Hey Girl by Donny Osmond (#98); and My Boy by Richard Harris (#100).

Calgary's top 10
1 The Desiderata--Les Crane
2 Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves--Cher
3 Theme from Shaft--Isaac Hayes
4 Baby I'm-A Want You--Bread
5 Two Divided by Love--The Grass Roots
6 Stones--Neil Diamond
7 Bow Down to the Dollar--Joshua
8 Lonesome Mary--Chilliwack
9 Tell Me Why--Matthews' Southern Comfort
10 Peace Train--Cat Stevens
Pick hit of the week: Got to Be There--Michael Jackson

30 years ago
1981


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Ooa Hela Natten--Attack (2nd week at #1)

20 years ago
1991


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Black or White--Michael Jackson (2nd week at #1)

Thursday, 24 November 2011

November 26, 2011

90 years ago
1921


Football
CRU
Eastern Final
Parkdale Canoe Club (ORFU) 8 @ Toronto Argonauts (IRFU) 16

75 years ago
1936


On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Louis Hector and Harry West, on MBS
Tonight's episode: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Part 2

50 years ago
1961


Football
CFL
Eastern Finals
Toronto 2 @ Hamilton 48 (OT) (Hamilton won 2-game total points series 55-27)

The Argonauts carried a 25-7 lead into Civic Stadium for the second game, but the Tiger-Cats dominated regulation time, leading 20-2 after 60 minutes. A single by Don Sutherin on a missed field goal in the 1st quarter and a safety touch when Toronto's Ron Morris intercepted a pass from Bernie Faloney on his own 1-yard line and was tackled in his end zone in the 2nd quarter gave Hamilton a 3-0 halftime lead. Mr. Faloney threw touchdown passes of 12 yards to Garney Henley and 23 yards to Ralph Goldston in the 3rd quarter. Mr. Sutherin converted both and kicked a 12-yard field goal in the 4th quarter to give the Tiger-Cats a 20-0 lead in the game and a 27-25 lead in the series. Toronto punter Dave Mann kicked singles of 48 and 54 yards to tie the series, and the Argonauts had another chance in the last minute when Stan Wallace intercepted a Faloney pass and returned it to the Hamilton 27. The Argonauts, instead of immediately kicking for a point, ran two plays that lost yards, and Mr. Mann failed to punt the ball through the end zone on the last play of regulation time. Mr. Faloney punted the ball back to Mr. Mann, who punted it back. Mr. Faloney fielded the ball at his goal line and returned it 110 yards for a touchdown, which was called back because of a number of illegal blocks. Toronto's Art Johnson fumbled the kickoff to start the 1st 10-minute overtime period, Hamilton's Carver Shannon recovered, and the Tiger-Cats scored 3 touchdowns in 7 minutes, as Mr. Faloney threw touchdown passes of 15 yards to Gerry McDougall, 11 yards to Mr. Henley, and 15 yards to Paul Dekker. In the 2nd overtime period, Mr. Shannon rushed 8 yards for a touchdown. All were converted by Mr. Sutherin. Mr. Faloney completed 20 of 36 passes for 328 yards, while Toronto's Tobin Rote, who was sacked 8 times by the Tiger-Cats, completed 22 of 45 for just 165 yards.

30 years ago
1981


Hit parade
Edmonton's top 16 (CHED)
1 Every Little Thing She Does is Magic--The Police
2 My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone)--Chilliwack
3 Young Turks--Rod Stewart
4 Waiting for a Girl Like You--Foreigner
5 Working for the Weekend--Loverboy
6 Physical--Olivia Newton-John
7 All Touch--Rough Trade
8 Here I Am--Air Supply
9 Private Eyes--Daryl Hall and John Oates
10 Leather and Lace--Stevie Nicks and Don Henley
11 No Reply at All--Genesis
12 I've Done Everything for You--Rick Springfield
13 Lunatic Fringe--Red Rider
14 Magic Power--Triumph
15 Start Me Up--Rolling Stones
16 Twilight--Electric Light Orchestra

Edmonton's top 10 (CFRN)
1 Young Turks--Rod Stewart
2 Physical--Olivia Newton-John
3 Steal the Night--Stevie Woods
4 Wired for Sound--Cliff Richard
5 Waiting for a Girl Like You--Foreigner
6 Here I Am--Air Supply
7 Theme from Hill Street Blues--Mike Post
8 Yesterday's Songs--Neil Diamond
9 Oh No--Commodores
10 Harden My Heart--Quarterflash

25 years ago
1986


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): The Way You Are--Agnetha Fältskog and Ola Håkansson (2nd week at #1)

At the movies
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, generally regarded as the best of the Star Trek movies (and the only one this blogger has seen), opened in theatres.

November 25, 2011

100 years ago
1911


Football
CRU
Grey Cup @ Varsity Stadium, Toronto
University of Toronto 14 Toronto Argonauts 7

A crowd of 13,687, the largest to that date in Canadian football history, saw the Varsity Blues win the Grey Cup for third straight year. The game, played on a snowy day and a frozen field, was the first Grey Cup played at brand-new Varsity Stadium. Ross Binkley's single in the 1st quarter gave the Argonauts a 1-0 lead, but Allan Ramsay rushed 5 yards for a touchdown, converted by Jack Maynard, to give the Varsity Blues a 6-1 halftime lead. 2 more singles by Mr. Binkley reduced the Argonauts' deficit to 6-3, which became 7-3 on a single by Mr. Maynard. Mr. Binkley fumbled a punt while trying to run the ball out of his end zone, and Frank Knight recovered for a touchdown. Mr. Maynard's convert gave the Varsity Blues a 13-3 lead after 3 quarters. Mr. Binkley, who had been short on a field goal attempt in the 3rd quarter, was successful on a field goal attempt early in the 4th quarter to make the score 13-6. Mr. Mallett of the Argonauts and Mr. Maynard each added singles to make the score 14-7. Dr. A.B. Wright, who had replaced Harry Griffith that year, was the winning coach over Billy Foulds.

80 years ago
1931


On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Richard Gordon and Leigh Lovell, on NBC
Tonight's episode: A Study in Scarlet, Part 2

70 years ago
1941


War
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's war council met in Washington. According to the notes of Secretary of War Henry Stimson, "The question was how we should maneuver them (the Japanese) into ... firing the first shot without allowing too much danger to ourselves."

60 years ago
1951


On television tonight
Out There, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Susceptibility, starring Bethel Leslie, Leslie Nielsen, Joe Silver, and Jack Weston

50 years ago
1961


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): (Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame--Elvis Presley (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Mirror): (Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame--Elvis Presley (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): Little Sister/(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame--Elvis Presley (3rd week at #1)

U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Big Bad John--Jimmy Dean (4th week at #1)
2 Runaround Sue--Dion
3 Please Mr. Postman--The Marvelettes
4 Bristol Stomp--The Dovells
5 Goodbye Cruel World--James Darren
6 Fool #1--Brenda Lee
7 The Fly--Chubby Checker
8 You're the Reason--Tommy Edwards
9 Tower of Strength--Gene McDaniels
10 Moon River--Jerry Butler
--Henry Mancini, His Orchestra and Chorus

Singles entering the chart were Well, I Told You by the Chantels (#69); It Will Stand by the Showmen (#71); When the Boy in Your Arms (Is the Boy in Your Heart) by Connie Francis (#84); I Know (You Don't Love Me No More) by Barbara George (#85); Revenge by Brook Benton (#86); Happy Times (Are Here to Stay) by Tony Orlando (#87); Never, Never by the Jive Five (#88); Preview of Paradise by Adam Wade (#89); Walkin' with My Angel by Bobby Vee (#90); Poor Fool by Ike and Tina Turner (#92); It Do Me so Good by Ann-Margret (#94); When I Fall in Love by the Lettermen (#95); Tennessee Flat-Top Box by Johnny Cash (#96); A-One A-Two A-Cha Cha Cha by Lawrence Welk and his Orchestra (#97); Hey! Little Girl by Del Shannon (#98); He's Not Just a Soldier by Little Richard (#100); Trade Winds, Trade Winds by Aki Aleong (also # 100); and Dreamy Eyes by Johnny Tillotson (also #100). Walkin' with My Angel was the B-side of Run to Him, which charted at #28.

Canadian university
Atlantic Bowl
McMaster 0 St. Francis Xavier 14 @ Halifax

Halfback Ralph "Woody" Hayes rushed for a touchdown in the 2nd quarter and quarterback Jock Simpson passed to halfback Bill Crean for another in the 3rd quarter as the X-Men defeated the Marauders before 3,901 fans on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Paul McFarlane converted Mr. Crean's touchdown, and Bill Giguere punted for a single in the 1st quarter to open the scoring. Don Loney was the winning head coach over Bobby Dawson.

40 years ago
1971


Football
NCAA
Nebraska 35 @ Oklahoma 31

Jeff Kinney scored his fourth touchdown of the game with 1:38 remaining in the game to lift the Cornhuskers to their 30th straight game without a loss. Nebraska was ranked #1 in the U.S.A. going into the game at Norman, with the Sooners ranked #2.

30 years ago
1981


Society
A report on the April 1981 riots in the Brixton area of London stated that the riots had been caused by serious social and economic problems affecting the U.K.'s inner cities.

Baseball
Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers, who had posted an earned run average of 1.04, was named the American League's Most Valuable Player for 1981, becoming the first relief pitcher to be so honoured by the AL.

20 years ago
1991


Crime
Winston Silcott, sentenced top life in prison in 1987 for killing a police officer during a 1985 riot in Tottenham, north London, was cleared of the crime by a U.K. Appeal Court.

10 years ago
2001


Football
CFL
Grey Cup
Calgary 27 Winnipeg 19 @ Montreal

Calgary quarterback Marcus Crandell completed 18 of 35 passes for 309 yards and 2 touchdowns, and was named the game's Most Valuable Player, as the Stampeders upset the favoured Blue Bombers before 65,255 fans at Olympic Stadium. Troy Westwood kicked a 29-yard field goal and a single on a missed field goal to give Winnipeg a 4-0 lead after the 1st quarter, but Calgary came back with 17 points in the 2nd quarter on a 37-yard field goal by Mark McLoughlin and touchdown passes from Mr. Crandell of 68 yards to Marc Boerigter and 9 yards to Travis Moore, both converted by Mr. McLoughlin. The Blue Bombers did all the scoring in the 3rd quarter. Quarterback Khari Jones completed a 23-yard touchdown pass to Arland Bruce; Mr. Westwood converted and added a single on a missed 53-yard field goal to make the score 17-12 after 3 quarters. Probably the game's biggest play occurred at 5:37 of the 4th quarter when Aldi Henry of the Stampeders blocked a punt by Winnipeg's Bob Cameron at the Blue Bombers' 20-yard line. Willie Fells recovered for the Stampeders at the 11 and ran into the end zone for a Calgary touchdown, converted by Mr. McLoughlin. Mr. Jones completed a 23-yard touchdown pass to Milt Stegall, converted by Mr. Westwood, reducing Calgary's lead to 24-19 with 5:25 remaining in regulation time. However, Mr. McLoughlin kicked a 24-yard field goal with 48 seconds remaining, giving the Stampeders an insurmountable lead. Each team had 20 first downs, with the Stampeders holding a slight 370-350 edge in net offense. Mr. Stegall led all receivers with 11 receptions for 118 yards, while Mr. Boerigter had 114 yards on just 4 catches. It was a frustrating day for Mr. Jones, the CFL's most outstanding player for 2001; he completed just 19 of 40 passes, albeit for 286 yards. Mr. Westwood missed 3 field goal attempts, adding to the Blue Bombers' woes.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

November 24, 2011

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

140 years ago
1871


Americana
The National Rifle Association was incorporated.

60 years ago
1951


Hit parade
#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Cold, Cold Heart--Tony Bennett (Best Seller--4th week at #1); (It's No) Sin--Eddy Howard (Disc Jockey--2nd week at #1); Because of You--Tony Bennett (Jukebox--8th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 (It's No) Sin--The Four Aces (4th week at #1)
--Eddy Howard
2 Because of You--Tony Bennett
--Les Baxter and his Orchestra
3 Cold, Cold Heart--Tony Bennett
4 Down Yonder--Del Wood
--Joe "Fingers" Carr
--Champ Butler
5 I Get Ideas--Tony Martin
--Louis Armstrong
6 The World is Waiting for the Sunrise--Les Paul and Mary Ford
7 And So to Sleep Again--Patti Page
8 Undecided--The Ames Brothers and Les Brown and his Band of Renown
9 Domino--Tony Martin
10 Turn Back the Hands of Time--Eddie Fisher

Singles entering the chart were Flamenco by Frankie Laine (#38) and I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You) by Guy Mitchell (#40). Flamenco was the B-side of Jealousy (Jalousie), which charted at #18. I Can't Help It was the B-side (or maybe the A-side) of There's Always Room at Our House, which charted at #44.

On television tonight
Sherlock Holmes, starring Alan Wheatley and Raymond Francis, on BBC
Tonight's episode: The Red Headed League

Football
CRU
Grey Cup @ Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Ottawa 21 Saskatchewan 14

The Ottawa Rough Riders built up a 20-2 lead in the 4th quarter and hung on to beat the Saskatchewan Roughriders before a Grey Cup record crowd (to that time) of 27,326 at Varsity Stadium. Benny MacDonnell, Alton Baldwin, and Pete Karpuk scored Ottawa touchdowns. Mr. MacDonnell's touchdown, the first of the game, came on a 2-yard rush, just after Howie Turner had rushed 68 yards to the Saskatchewan 2-yard line. Bob Gain, playing his final game of Canadian football before entering the U.S. armed forces and then the National Football League, converted all 3 touchdowns. Bruce Cummings punted for 2 singles, and quarterback Tom O'Malley punted for the game's final point to give the Rough Riders an insurmountable 7-point lead. Saskatchewan quarterback Glenn Dobbs punted for 2 singles to give the Roughriders an early 2-0 lead, but they didn't score again until the 4th quarter, when Mr. Dobbs completed a pass to Jack Nix for one touchdown and handed off to Sully Glasser for another. Red Ettinger converted both.

50 years ago
1961


On television tonight
The Twilight Zone, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Still Valley, starring Gary Merrill, Vaughn Taylor, and Ben Teague

40 years ago
1971


On television tonight
Rod Serling's Night Gallery, on NBC
Tonight's episode: The Dark Boy, starring Elizabeth Hartman and Gale Sondergaard; Keep in Touch—We'll Think of Something, starring Alex Cord and Joanna Pettet

Crime
A man identifying himself as Dan Cooper--later mythologized as "D.B. Cooper"--hijacked a Northwest Airlines flight bound from Portland, Oregon to Seattle, demanding $200,000 and two parachutes. His demands were met, and shortly after the plane took off from Seattle with just the flight crew, flight attendant, and Mr. Cooper aboard, Mr. Cooper departed the rear of the plane with his money, jumping into a snowstorm. He and his money haven't been heard from since, although there has been recent speculation as to his identity.

Boxing
In the biggest win of his career, Larry Middleton (17-1-1) won a 10-round decision over former U.K., Commonwealth, and European champion Joe Bugner (34-4-1) in a heavyweight bout at the Ice Rink in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England.

20 years ago
1991


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: Black or White--Michael Jackson (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Freddie Mercury, 45
. U.K. rock singer. Mr. Mercury, lead singer of the group Queen, died the day after announcing that he was HIV-positive.

Football
CFL
Grey Cup @ Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg
Toronto 36 Calgary 21

Raghib "Rocket" Ismail's 87-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the 4th quarter was the decisive play as the Argonauts defeated the Stampeders before 51,985 fans--including this blogger--on a cold Sunday afternoon in the first Grey Cup to be played at Winnipeg Stadium. Mr. Ismail's touchdown was the first in Grey Cup history on a kickoff return, and was the longest Grey Cup kickoff return to date. Toronto quarterback Matt Dunigan played the entire game despite suffering from a broken collarbone, and completed just 7 passes, but 2 of his completions went for touchdowns by Darrell K. Smith and Paul Masotti. Argos' defensive back Ed Berry scored the game's first touchdown on a 50-yard interception return early in the 1st quarter. Lance Chomyc converted all 4 Argonaut touchdowns and added 2 field goals and 2 singles on missed field goals. Calgary quarterback Danny Barrett completed 34 of 56 passes--both Grey Cup records--for 377 yards. Carl Bland caught 11 of Mr. Barrett's passes for 136 yards. Mr. Barrett threw 1 touchdown pass, a 13-yard play to Allen Pitts. Mr. Barrett scored the first Calgary touchdown on a 1-yard sneak. Mark McLoughlin converted both and added 2 field goals and a single on a missed field goal. The Stampeders dominated the offensive statistics, amassing 28 first downs to 7 for the Argonauts, and 406 yards net offense to 174 for the Argonauts. For Toronto punter Hank Ilesic, it was his ninth appearance in a Grey Cup game, and his sixth time playing for the winning team. For Calgary offensive tackle Lloyd Fairbanks, it was the final game of a 17-year CFL career--and his only Grey Cup appearance.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

November 23, 2011

110 years ago
1901


Football
CRU
Dominion Final
Toronto Argonauts 12 Ottawa College 12 @ Montreal (Replay scheduled for November 30)

75 years ago
1936


Journalism
The first issue of Life magazine appeared at newsstands.

Two Toronto newspapers, The Globe and The Mail and Empire, began publishing under the name The Globe and Mail.

70 years ago
1941


On the radio
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, on NBC
Tonight's episode: The Hindoo in the Wicker Basket

60 years ago
1951


On television tonight
Tales of Tomorrow, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Enemy Unknown, starring Walter Abel, Edith Fellows, and Lon McCallister

40 years ago
1971


Abominations
The People's Republic of China was seated at the United Nations Security Council.

Boxing
Former world heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson (53-7-1) knocked out Charlie "Emperor" Harris (8-14-1) at 2:31 of the 6th round of a bout at Multnomah County Expo Center in Portland, Oregon.

30 years ago
1981


Scandal
Five former Boston College basketball players were found guilty in United States District Court in Brooklyn, New York of racketeering and bribery charges for shaving points to fix games during the 1978-79 season. Rick Kuhn, a star forward for the Eagles, spent 28 months in prison.

25 years ago
1986


Football
CFL
Eastern Finals
Hamilton 42 @ Toronto 25 (Hamilton won 2-game total points series 59-56)

The Argonauts had won the first game 31-17, and took a 15-3 lead in the game--46-20 in the series--in the 1st quarter, but were unable to maintain it. Hamilton quarterback Mike Kerrigan completed 35 of 47 passes for 364 yards and touchdowns to Steve Stapler, Walter Bender, and Ron Ingram. Mr. Ingram's touchdown, covering 6 yards, came with 1:42 remaining in regulation time, and gave the Tiger-Cats their third straight eastern title. Mr. Bender, who rushed 16 times for 89 yards and caught 6 passes for 67, rushed for a Tiger-Cat touchdown, as did backup quarterback Ken Hobart. Paul Osbaldiston converted all 5 touchdowns and added 2 field goals and a single. Toronto quarterback J.C. Watts completed 18 of 30 passes for 279 yards and 3 touchdowns--2 to Keith Baker and the other to Darrell K. Smith. Lance Chomyc converted all 3 and added a field goal, and Hank Ilesic punted for a single. The game, played before 32,041 fans at Exhibition Stadium, was the last appearance in an Argonaut uniform for a number of players, including quarterbacks J.C. Watts, Condredge Holloway, and Tim Cowan; receivers Keith Baker and Chris Woods; running back William Miller, who rushed 14 times for 50 yards; centre Mark Napolitan; and safety Darrell Moir.

Western Final
British Columbia 5 @ Edmonton 41

Matt Dunigan threw 3 touchdown passes and rushed 10 times for 73 yards to lead the Eskimos to their first western title in 4 years. The Eskimos scored 17 points in the 1st quarter, and the defending Grey Cup champion Lions were unable to get back in the game. Tom Dixon opened the scoring for Edmonton with a 37-yard field goal, and then Mr. Dunigan connected with Tom Richards for a 39-yard touchdown and Marco Cyncar for a 25-yard major, both converted by Mr. Dixon. Mr. Dixon added 2 field goals in the 2nd quarter, while B.C. kicker Lui Passaglia managed a single on a missed field goal, making the halftime score 23-1. Jan Carinci scored a single for the Lions when his 2nd-half kickoff went into the Edmonton end zone, and Mr. Passaglia kicked a 36-yard field goal a few minutes later to make the score 23-5. Mr. Dixon then countered with a 29-yard field goal and a single on a wide field goal attempt--his only miss in 5 attempts--to give the Eskimos a 27-5 lead after 3 quarters. Mr. Dunigan connected with Doug Allen for a 98-yard touchdown 7:01 into the 4th quarter, and Mr. Dixon's convert made the score 34-5. Mr. Allen, playing his first CFL game, finished with 132 yards on 3 receptions. The touchdown was the only one of his CFL career and remains the longest completion in playoff competition in Eskimo history. Damon Allen relieved Mr. Dunigan in the 4th quarter and drove the Eskimos to the B.C. 3-yard line, from where he handed off to Chris Johnstone, who fumbled into the B.C. end zone, only to have guard Dave Sparenberg recover for the game's final touchdown, converted by Mr. Dixon. 32,490, including this blogger, were in attendance at Commonwealth Stadium on a day when the temperature warmed up to around the freezing mark, making for an enjoyable Sunday afternoon.

20 years ago
1991


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): When a Man Loves a Woman--Michael Bolton

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Cream--Prince and the New Power Generation (2nd week at #1)
2 When a Man Loves a Woman--Michael Bolton
3 Can't Stop this Thing We Started--Bryan Adams
4 That's what Love is For--Amy Grant
5 Set the Night to Music--Roberta Flack with Maxi Priest
6 Blowing Kisses in the Wind--Paula Abdul
7 Don't Cry--Guns 'N' Roses
8 Romantic--Karyn White
9 It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday--Boyz II Men
10 I Wonder Why--Curtis Stigers

Singles entering the chart included Black or White by Michael Jackson (#38); Mysterious Ways by U2 (#64); and Shining Star by INXS (#89).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 Can't Stop this Thing We Started--Bryan Adams (4th week at #1)
2 Life is a Highway--Tom Cochrane
3 Cream--Prince and the New Power Generation
4 Get a Leg Up--John Mellencamp
5 What About Now--Robbie Robertson
6 Emotions--Mariah Carey
7 Broken Arrow--Rod Stewart
8 No Son of Mine--Genesis
9 Set the Night to Music--Roberta Flack with Maxi Priest
10 That's what Love is For--Amy Grant

Singles entering the chart included Black or White by Michael Jackson (#58); Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting by the Who (#77); Let's Talk About Sex by Salt-N-Pepa (#93); Do You Feel Like I Feel? by Belinda Carlisle (#98); and Mysterious Ways by U2 (#100).

November 22, 2011

70 years ago
1941


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Piano Concerto in B Flat--Freddy Martin (8th week at #1)

Football
CRU
Eastern Final
Hamilton (ORFU) 2 @ Ottawa (IRFU) 7

Bert Haigh's touchdown, converted by Eric Chipper, provided all the scoring the Rough Riders needed to defeat the Wildcats at Lansdowne Park to advance to the Grey Cup. Arnie McWatters punted for a single for the other Ottawa point. Scotty Wright punted for 2 singles to account for the Wildcats' scoring.

50 years ago
1961


At the movies
Elvis Presley's latest movie, Blue Hawaii, opened in theatres. Angela Lansbury played Mr. Presley's mother in the movie, although in real life she was just 10 years older. The songs on the soundtrack included Can't Help Falling in Love and Rock-a-Hula Baby, the latter of which was co-written by Dolores Fuller.

Football
CFL
Western Finals
Calgary 14 @ Winnipeg 43 (Winnipeg won best-of-three series 2-0)

Leo Lewis scored touchdowns on a 49-yard pass from Kenny Ploen and a 42-yard rush to lead the Blue Bombers to their fourth western title in five years. Frank Rigney scored the third Winnipeg touchdown when he recovered a fumble by Calgary punt returner Bill Miller in the Stampeders' end zone, and Winnipeg backup quarterback Hal Ledyard threw touchdown passes of 83 yards to Ernie Pitts and 11 yard to Farrell Funston. Gerry James converted all 5 touchdowns and added 2 field goals and a single. Winnipeg fullback Charlie Shepard punted for a single, but left the game with a leg injury in the 3rd quarter. The Blue Bombers led 43-0 before Jerry Keeling, who had replaced starter Eagle Day at quarterback for the Stampeders, produced 2 late touchdowns, rushing 2 yards for one and handing off to Earl Lunsford for a 2-yard touchdown rush. Both were converted by George Hansen. 16,800 were in attendance at Winnipeg Stadium on a mild Wednesday night.

40 years ago
1971


Disasters
Five teenagers from Edinburgh and their instructor were killed in one of Scotland's worst mountaineering accidents.

30 years ago
1981


Football
CFL
Grey Cup @ Olympic Stadium, Montreal
Edmonton 26 Ottawa 23

Dave Cutler's 27-yard field goal with 3 seconds remaining in regulation time gave the Eskimos their record fourth straight Grey Cup victory. The Eskimos fell behind 20-0 in the 2nd quarter, as rookie quarterback J.C. Watts, named the game's outstanding offensive player, led the Rough Riders to 2 Gerry Organ field goals, followed by touchdown rushes of 1 yard by Jim Reid and 14 yards by Sam Platt, both converted by Mr. Organ. Edmonton quarterback Warren Moon threw 2 interceptions in the 1st half before veteran Tom Wilkinson, playing the final game of a 15-year CFL career, relieved him in the 2nd quarter and completed 10 of 13 passes. Mr. Wilkinson's efforts produced just 1 point, when Dave Cutler missed a field goal, but the Eskimos seemed considerably less rattled when they came out to play the 2nd half. Mr. Moon returned and threw another interception, but the Rough Riders were unable to capitalize, and the Eskimos rallied for 2 quick touchdowns. Mr. Moon handed off to Jim Germany for a 1-yard touchdown run, converted by Mr. Cutler, to make the score 20-8. A few minutes later, Mr. Watts fumbled, and Edmonton linebacker Dale Potter recovered at the Ottawa 3-yard line. Mr. Moon sneaked over from the 1, and Mr. Cutler's convert reduced Ottawa's lead to 20-15. A field goal by Mr. Organ made the score 23-15, but Mr. Moon drove the Eskimos downfield late in the 4th quarter, and sneaked over from the 1-yard line for his second touchdown of the game. Mr. Moon then passed to Marco Cyncar for a 2-point convert--the first in Grey Cup history--to tie the game. The game's most controversial play occurred shortly after, when a completion from Mr. Watts to tight end Tony Gabriel was nullified when Mr. Gabriel and Edmonton defensive back Gary Hayes were both called or pass interference--a call that no one could remember seeing before (or since). The Eskimos soon regained possession, and Mr. Moon moved the team into position for the winning kick. The man who snapped the ball for the winning field goal, Bob Howes, was ending his 14-year CFL career. It was also the last game of the 11-year CFL career of Tony Gabriel; playing on a bad knee, he caught 6 passes for 76 yards. Another Ottawa receiver, Joe Taylor, played his only game as a Rough Rider, and didn't catch a pass. His only other CFL game had been with the Montreal Alouettes, when he'd caught 1 pass for 7 yards in the Alouettes' season opener on July 4.

NFL
San Diego (7-5) 55 @ Oakland (5-7) 21

San Diego tight end Kellen Winslow tied an NFL record for a single game, catching 5 touchdown passes, as the Chargers routed the defending Super Bowl champion Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The record had been set by Bob Shaw of the Chicago Cardinals in 1950.

25 years ago
1986


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy: Notorious--Duran Duran (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Take My Breath Away--Berlin (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Human--Human League

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Amanda--Boston (3rd week at #1)
2 Human--Human League
3 True Blue--Madonna
4 You Give Love a Bad Name--Bon Jovi
5 The Next Time I Fall--Peter Cetera with Amy Grant
6 Take Me Home Tonight--Eddie Money
7 Word Up--Cameo
8 Hip to Be Square--Huey Lewis and the News
9 The Way it Is--Bruce Hornsby and the Range
10 The Rain--Oran "Juice" Jones

Singles entering the chart were War by Bruce Springsteen (#44); Two People by Tina Turner (#71); Thorn in My Side by Eurythmics (#78); Heartache Away by Don Johnson (#81); Keep Your Hands to Yourself by the Georgia Satellites (#83); Talk to Me by Chico Debarge (#84); Stranglehold by Paul McCartney (#85); Tasty Love by Freddie Jackson (#86); Every Beat of My Heart by Rod Stewart (#87); French Kissin' by Debbie Harry (#88); Suburbia by Pet Shop Boys (#89); and Best of Both Worlds by Van Halen (#90).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 True Blue--Madonna
2 Human--Human League
3 The Lady in Red--Chris de Burgh
4 Two of Hearts--Stacey Q
5 True Colors--Cyndi Lauper
6 Spirit in the Sky--Doctor and the Medics
7 Amanda--Boston
8 The Next Time I Fall--Peter Cetera with Amy Grant
9 Rumors--Timex Social Club
10 When I Think of You--Janet Jackson

Singles entering the chart were Shake You Down by Gregory Abbott (#90); Two People by Tina Turner (#91); Will You Still Love Me? by Chicago (#92); Victory by Kool and The Gang (#94); and Too Much or Nothing by General Public (#98).

Boxing
Mike Tyson (28-0) scored a technical knockout of Trevor Berbick (31-5-1) at 2:35 of the 2nd round to win the World Boxing Council world heavyweight championship at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, becoming the youngest fighter to win the world heavyweight title.

Football
CIAU
Vanier Cup @ Varsity Stadium, Toronto
British Columbia 25 Western Ontario 23

Backup quarterback Eric Putoto, inserted into the game in the 4th quarter to relieve starter Jordan Gagner, mounted a 62-yard drive in the last 2 minutes of regulation time, finishing with a 4-yard touchdown pass to slotback Rob Ros with 9 seconds remaining to give the Thunderbirds the victory over the Mustangs before 17,847 fans at Varsity Stadium. It was the second touchdown of the game for Mr. Ros, who had scored earlier on a pass from Mr. Gagner. The Thunderbirds led 17-1 at halftime, but the Mustangs dominated the 2nd half, as Blake Marshall rushed for one touchdown and Dave Sapunjis and Andy Filipiuk caught touchdown passes from quarterback Steve Samways.

20 years ago
1991


At the movies
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West opened in theatres. Among the actors using their voices in this animated film was James Stewart, and it was his final movie role.

Monday, 21 November 2011

November 21, 2011

120 years ago
1891


Football
Dominion Final
Osgoode Hall 21 @ Montreal 10

80 years ago
1931


Football
CRU
Eastern Semi-Final
University of Western Ontario 7 @ Sarnia (ORFU) 1

The Mustangs punted for 5 singles and added a safety touch as they upset the Imperials before 4,500 fans at Davis Field. Bummer Stirling's single gave the Imperials a 1-0 lead, but that was all the scoring Sarnia managed.

IRFU
Exhibition
Montreal 7 @ Toronto 0

U.S. university
Southern California 16 @ Notre Dame 14

Johnny Baker's last-minute field goal gave the Trojans the victory over the Ramblers before 52,000 fans in South Bend, Indiana. It was Notre Dame's first loss in three years and their first in their new stadium, which had been dedicated the previous year to their late coach, Knute Rockne.

75 years ago
1936


Football
IRFU
Finals (1st game of 2-game total points series)
Toronto 1 @ Ottawa 5

Tiny Herman's field goal in the 3rd quarter provided the winning margin for the Rough Riders as they defeated the Argonauts before 10,000 fans at Lansdowne Park. The loss was a costly one for the Argonauts, as captain Wes Cutler broke his leg in the 3rd quarter, halfback Red Storey suffered a shoulder separation, and Howard Conquergood suffered a groin injury.

ORFU
Final
Sarnia 11 Toronto 7 @ London

Ormond Beach rushed 1 yard in the 2nd quarter for the game's only touchdown as the Imperials won their sixth straight ORFU title before 4,000 fans at J.W. Little Memorial Stadium. Mr. Beach's score was set up when Alex McKenzie fumbled a punt--for the second time in as many series of downs--and Sarnia's Alex Norris returned the ball to the Balmy Beach 6-yard line. Toronto was trailing 4-3 at the time, and Mr. Beach's touchdown gave Sarnia a 9-3 halftime lead, which they were able to maintain.

Canadian university
Yates Cup
Queen's 3 @ Toronto 11

Cam Gray kicked 2 field goals and a single to lead the Varsity Blues past the Tricolor before 18,000 fans at Varsity Stadium.

60 years ago
1951


Football
CRU
Eastern Final
Sarnia (ORFU) 17 @ Ottawa (IRFU) 43

Only 4,361 fans showed up at Lansdowne Park on a Wednesday afternoon to see the Rough Riders rout the Imperials to advance to the Grey Cup. Pete Karpuk and Matt Anthony scored 2 touchdowns each for Ottawa. Steve Hatfield of the Rough Riders scored the game's first major, and other Ottawa touchdowns were scored by Bob Simpson and Howie Turner. Bob Gain converted all 7 and added a field goal. Jack "Corky" Duchene rushed for 3 touchdowns for Sarnia; Johnny Chorostecki converted one of them, and added a single.

40 years ago
1971


Hockey
NHL
Toronto 4 @ Buffalo 3

This was the Sunday broadcast on CBC radio.

30 years ago
1981


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: Under Pressure--Queen and David Bowie

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Physical--Olivia Newton-John

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Physical--Olivia Newton-John
2 Private Eyes--Daryl Hall and John Oates
3 Arthur's Theme--Christopher Cross
4 Waiting for a Girl Like You--Foreigner
5 Start Me Up--The Rolling Stones
6 Endless Love--Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
7 Here I Am--Air Supply
8 Oh No--Commodores
9 Every Little Thing She Does is Magic--The Police
10 The Night Owls--Little River Band

Singles entering the chart were Shake it Up by the Cars (#77); She's Got a Way by Billy Joel (#82); Let Me Love You Once by Greg Lake (#83); If I Were You by Lulu (#84); Come Go with Me by the Beach Boys (#86); My Kinda Lover by Billy Squier (#88); Blaze of Glory by Kenny Rogers (#89); and WKRP in Cincinnati by Steve Carlisle (#93). The Beach Boys' version of Come Go with Me, originally a hit for the Del-Vikings in 1957, originally appeared as a track on the MIU Album in 1978. It was included on the compilation album Ten Years of Harmony in 1981, and was then released as a single. WKRP in Cincinnati was the title song from the situation comedy series that had been running on CBS since 1978.

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 The Friends of Mr. Cairo--Jon and Vangelis (2nd week at #1)
2 Every Little Thing She Does is Magic--The Police
3 Arthur's Theme--Christopher Cross
4 Endless Love--Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
5 Start Me Up--The Rolling Stones
6 Private Eyes--Daryl Hall and John Oates
7 No Reply at All--Genesis
8 My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone)--Chilliwack
9 Waiting for a Girl Like You--Foreigner
10 Physical--Olivia Newton-John

Singles entering the chart were More Stars on 45 by Stars on 45 (#39); Leather and Lace by Don Henley and Stevie Nicks (#41); I've Done Everything for You by Rick Springfield (#42); Why Do Fools Fall in Love by Diana Ross (#44); The Love of a Woman by Klaatu (#45); Desire by Roni Griffith (#46); Lovin', Kissin' and Huggin' by the Powder Blues (#47); and Don't Let Him Know by Prism (#49).

Football
CIAU
Atlantic Bowl
Queen's 14 Acadia 40 @ Halifax

Larry Priestnall rushed for 220 yards and 2 touchdowns to lead the Axemen to an easy win over the Golden Gaels at Huskies Stadium. Acadia scored 17 points in the first 10 minutes of the game and led 40-0 until Queen's scored 2 converted touchdowns late in the 4th quarter.

Western Bowl
Western Ontario 31 @ Alberta 32

Reg Gilmour's 32-yard field goal with 3 seconds remaining in regulation time enabled the defending national champion Golden Bears to advance to the College Bowl again. Mr. Gilmour's kick came on a second-down play, immediately after quarterback Jaimie Crawford had thrown a short sideline pass into the arms of UWO defensive back Bill Harshaw, who dropped it. Mr. Crawford completed 21 of 40 passes for 320 yards and touchdowns of 53 and 55 yards to Troy Ciochetti, and another touchdown to Peter Eshenko. Mr. Gilmour converted all 3 touchdowns and added 2 more field goals and 2 singles. Western running back Greg Marshall rushed for 206 yards and 1 touchdown and was voted the game's most valuable player. Mike Kirkley also rushed for a Mustang touchdown. Western quarterback Andy Rossit completed just 4 of 15 passes for 48 yards, but was able to connect for touchdowns to Craig Board and Ryan Potter. Kevin Rydeard added 4 converts and a field goal. Western scored 21 of its points in the 2nd quarter and 10 in the 3rd. 1,317 fans, including this blogger, were in attendance at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton. The Golden Bears haven't won such an important game since that cloudy Saturday afternoon. For Mr. Marshall, it turned out to be his last complete game. He was drafted by the CFL's Edmonton Eskimos in 1982, but knee injuries forced him into retirement after 2 1/2 seasons, during which he had seen action for just a handful of plays in 1 regular season game.

U.S. university
Utah 28 @ Brigham Young 56

Brigham Young quarterback Jim McMahon passed for 565 yards and 4 touchdowns to lead the Cougars to victory.

20 years ago
1991


Diplomacy
The United Nations Security Council chose Boutros Boutros-Ghali to be the new Secretary-General of the UN.

Football
CFL
Thanks to the generosity of Mike "Pinball" Clemons of the Toronto Argonauts, this blogger was in attendance at the Manitoba Cenennial Concert Hall in downtown Winnipeg as the outstanding player awards were handed out. Dan Gallagher was the emcee, and Argonauts' co-owner John Candy made a cameo appearance. Burton Cummings performed, as did Maestro Fresh Wes. British Columbia Lions' quarterback Doug Flutie was named the league's Most Outstanding Player, and Lions' running back Jon Volpe was named Most Outstanding Rookie, beating out Raghib "Rocket" Ismail of the Toronto Argonauts. Manitoba Premier Gary Filmon was among those in attendance.

November 20, 2011

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Nancy Eakin!

60 years ago
1951


On television tonight
The Storm, on WKRC
Tonight's episode: The Sands of Tom

This was one of a number of episodes written for the local Cincinnati program by Rod Serling.

World events
More than 1,000 families of British servicemen began moving out of the Suez Canal Zone town of Ismailia, two days after five U.K. soldiers and nine Egyptians had been killed in a shooting.

On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Frisco Payoff, starring Harry Bellaver, Russell Collins, and Royal Dano

50 years ago
1961


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Big Bad John--Jimmy Dean (3rd week at #1)

On the radio
Macabre, on USAFRS Far East Network
Tonight's episode: Weekend

On television tonight
Thriller, hosted by Boris Karloff, on NBC
Tonight's episode: A Third for Pinochle, starring Edward Andrews, Doro Merande, and June Walker

40 years ago
1971


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: Coz I Luv You--Slade (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Theme from Shaft--Isaac Hayes

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Theme from Shaft--Isaac Hayes (2nd week at #1)
2 Imagine--John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
3 Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves--Cher
4 Peace Train--Cat Stevens
5 Have You Seen Her--Chi-Lites
6 Family Affair--Sly and the Family Stone
7 Baby I'm-A Want You--Bread
8 Two Divided by Love--The Grass Roots
9 Got to Be There--Michael Jackson
10 Inner City Blues (Make me Wanna Holler)--Marvin Gaye

Singles entering the chart were (I Know) I'm Losing You by Rod Stewart and the Faces (#61); Hey Girl (#72)/I Knew You When (#94) by Donny Osmond; One Monkey Don't Stop No Show (Part 1) by the Honey Cone (#73); Can I Get a Witness by Lee Michaels (#78); Nothing to Hide by Tommy James (#79); Hey Big Brother by Rare Earth (#86); Clean Up Woman by Betty Wright (#89); Love is Funny that Way by Jackie Wilson (#93); That's the Way I Feel About Cha by Bobby Womack and Peace (#98); Can I by Eddie Kendricks (#99); and Lookin' Back by Bob Seger (#100).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves--Cher (3rd week at #1)
2 Imagine--John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
3 Absolutely Right--Five Man Electrical Band
4 One Fine Morning--Lighthouse
5 Peace Train--Cat Stevens
6 Maggie May--Rod Stewart
7 Yo-Yo--The Osmonds
8 Everybody's Everything--Santana
9 Never My Love--The 5th Dimension
10 Superstar--Carpenters

Singles entering the chart included Stones by Neil Diamond (#61); Theme from "Summer of '42" by Peter Nero (#64); Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are) by the Temptations (#81); No Good to Cry by the Poppy Family (#84); Hey Big Brother by Rare Earth (#85); Long Promised Road by the Beach Boys (#89); Let it Be by Joan Baez (#91); Nothing to Hide by Tommy James (#92); You are Everything by the Stylistics (#93); (I Know) I'm Losing You by Rod Stewart and the Faces (#94); I'm Still Waiting by Diana Ross (#95); Help Me Make it Through the Night by O.C. Smith (#97); Long Ago Tomorrow by B.J. Thomas (#99); and Mother by Barbra Streisand (#100).

Calgary's top 10
1 Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves--Cher
2 The Desiderata--Les Crane
3 Peace Train--Cat Stevens
4 Theme from Shaft--Isaac Hayes
5 Two Divided by Love--The Grass Roots
6 Lonesome Mary--Chilliwack
7 Tell Me Why--Matthews' Southern Comfort
8 What Are You Doing Sunday--Dawn
9 Mammy Blue--Pop-Tops
10 Imagine--John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
Pick hit of the week: Stones--Neil Diamond

Football
CFL
Eastern Finals
Hamilton 17 @ Toronto 17 (Toronto won 2-game total points series 40-25)

Rookie quarterback Joe Theismann played the entire game, throwing a touchdown pass to Mel Profit and handing off to Bill Symons for a 12-yard touchdown rush, as the Argonauts held off the Tiger-Cats to advance to the Grey Cup for the first time in 19 years. Ivan MacMillan converted both Toronto touchdowns and kicked a field goal. Max Anderson, who rushed 10 times for 47 yards, and Dick Wesolowski, who rushed 11 timed for 51 yards, each scored a touchdown for the Tiger-Cats on a short run. Tommy-Joe Coffey was successful on 1 of 2 convert attempts and added a single on a wide field goal attempt. Paul McKay punted for a single, and the Tiger-Cats also scored a safety touch. The game, before a capacity crowd of 33,135, was played on a muddy field, and was the last game to be played at CNE Stadium on real grass. Artificial turf was installed before the 1972 season. It was the last game for Al Dorow as Hamilton's head coach; he departed with a record of 8-8-1. It was also the last post-season game in the CFL to end in a tie.

CIAU
College Bowl
Western Ontario 15 Alberta 14 @ Toronto

Paul Knill's 17-yard field goal with 3:57 remaining in regulation time gave the Mustangs their first Vanier Cup. Mr. Knill also kicked a 38-yard field goal in the 2nd quarter and converted Western Ontario's only touchdown, a 44-yard pass from quarterback Joe Fabiani to Terry Harvey with 2:11 remaining in the 3rd quarter. UWO's other points came on a safety touch conceded by Alberta punter Percy Kosak at 5:22 of the 2nd quarter, a few plays after the Golden Bears had stopped Western running back Bruce Macrae on a third-down run from the 1-yard line. Western had started with a first down-and-goal from the Alberta 8-yard line after Mr. Fabiani had completed a pass to Mr. Harvey for 97 yards. Mr. Macrae rushed 24 times for 89 yards during the game. Bob McGregor, who won the Ted Morris Trophy as the game's most valuable player, rushed 20 times for 108 yards, including both Alberta touchdowns, in the 1st and 3rd quarters. Joe Petrone converted both touchdowns, but narrowly missed a 36-yard field goal attempt in the 3rd quarter, and the Mustangs were successful in returning the ball out of the end zone. Frank Cosentino, in his second season as head coach of the Mustangs, won the head coaching duel over Jim Donlevy, who was in his first year at the helm of the Golden Bears. Attendance at Varsity Stadium was 12,470, a College Bowl record at the time. It was the only time that the Vanier Cup game was played in the same city at the same time that a CFL game was being played.

30 years ago
1981


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden: Ooa Hela Natten--Attack

25 years ago
1986


Hit parade
Edmonton's top 10 (CKRA)
1 Two of Hearts--Stacey Q
2 True Blue--Madonna
3 I'll Be Over You--Toto
4 Human--Human League
5 The Lady in Red--Chris de Burgh
6 I Am by Your Side--Corey Hart
7 True Colors--Cyndi Lauper
8 Typical Male--Tina Turner
9 Love Will Conquer All--Lionel Richie
10 The Next Time I Fall--Peter Cetera with Amy Grant

20 years ago
1991


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden: Black or White--Michael Jackson

On television tonight
The Wonder Years, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Soccer

Auto racing
Michael Andretti, winner of 7 races in 1991, was named Indy Car Driver of the Year, 22 years after his father Mario had won the same award. Michael's brother Jeff had been named the top rookie driver in the 1991 Indianapolis 500.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

November 19, 2011

75 years ago
1936


On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Louis Hector and Harry West, on MBS
Tonight's episode: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Part 1

60 years ago
1951


Scandal
In New York City, Judge Saul Streit sentenced five former college basketball stars to prison for bribery, relating to points-shaving during games played at Madison Square Garden during the 1949-50 season. The players were Sherman White, formerly of Long Island University, sentenced to 1 year; Connie Schaff (New York University), Ed Warner, and Ed Roth (City College of New York), six months; and Eddie Gard (LIU), indeterminate. Master fixer Sal Sollazzo was given an 8-16 yea sentence. Suspended sentences were given to Adolph Bigos, Leroy Smith, Nate Miller, and Dick Feurtado (LIU); Ed Roman, Floyd Layne, Herb Cohen, Irwin Dambrot, and Norman Mager (CCNY). Lou Lipman, formerly of LIU, was too ill to appear at the hearing, but Judge Streit indicated that he would also receive a suspended sentence. The story of the scandals was told by Charles Rosen in his book Scandals of '51, published in 1978.

50 years ago
1961


Football
CFL
Eastern Finals (1st game of 2-game total points series)
Hamilton 7 @ Toronto 25

Toronto quarterback Tobin Rote completed 26 of 40 passes, including touchdowns of 9 yards to Bobby Kuntz and 47 yards to Dave Mann in the 4th quarter, before a capacity crowd of 33,135 at CNE Stadium. Mr. Rote also rushed 5 yards for the game's first touchdown in the 3rd quarter. Bill Mitchell added 3 converts and opened the scoring in the 1st quarter with a 26-yard field goal. Mr. Mann punted for a 47-yard single in the 3rd quarter for the Argonauts' other point. The Tiger-Cats scored a single on a missed 36-yard field goal attempt by Don Sutherin in the 2nd quarter and a 29-yard touchdown rush by quarterback Bernie Faloney in the 4th quarter. Mr. Sutherin, whose second interception of the game had set up the score, missed the convert. Dick Shatto made 2 interceptions for the Argonauts.

30 years ago
1981


Hit parade
Edmonton's top 10 (CFRN)
1 Young Turks--Rod Stewart
2 Physical--Olivia Newton-John
3 Here I Am--Air Supply
4 Theme from Hill Street Blues--Mike Post
5 Yesterday's Songs--Neil Diamond
6 Steal the Night--Stevie Woods
7 Wired for Sound--Cliff Richard
8 More to Love--Jim Photoglo
9 Harden My Heart--Quarterflash
10 Waiting for a Girl Like You--Foreigner

Football
CFL
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers, who had been eleiminated from Grey Cup contention with a loss in the western semi-final, dominated the Schenley Awards presentation in Montreal. Winnipeg quarterback Dieter Brock was named the Most Outstanding Player for the second straight season; slotback Joe Poplawski was named Most Outstanding Canadian Player; and guard Larry Butler, who had been throughly outplayed by rookie defensive tackle Rick Klassen in the Blue Bombers' loss to the British Columbia Lions in the semi-final, was named Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman. Edmonton Eskimos' middle linebacker Dan Kepley was named Most Outstanding Defensive Player, and Saskatchewan Roughriders' linebacker Vince Goldsmith was named Most Outstanding Rookie.

25 years ago
1986


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden: The Way You Are--Agnetha Fältskog and Ola Håkansson

November 18, 2011

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Veronica Vamosi, Warren Moon, and Darren Flutie!

125 years ago
1886


Died on this date
Chester A. Arthur, 57
. 21st President of the United States, 1881-1885. A Republican, Mr. Arthur became Vice-President under James A. Garfield, and assumed the presidency upon Mr. Garfield's death on September 19, 1881. Regarded as a "machine" politician from New York, Mr. Arthur surprised observers by enforcing the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act. Suffering from Bright's disease, Mr. Arthur declined to mount a serious campaign for election in 1884.

100 years ago
1911


Football
CRU
Grey Cup Semi-Final
Hamilton Alerts (ORFU) 2 @ Toronto Argonauts (IRFU) 9

WCRFU
Final
Winnipeg Rowing Club 6 @ Calgary 13

The Tigers defeated the Winnipeg Rowing Club at Hillhurst Park to become the first team to win the Hugo Ross Trophy. The Tigers hoped to play for the Grey Cup, but their challenge came too late.

80 years ago
1931


On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Richard Gordon and Leigh Lovell, on NBC
Tonight's episode: A Study in Scarlet, Part 1

75 years ago
1936


Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Tommy-Joe Coffey!

The Texas native played his university football at West Texas State and spent 14 seasons in the Canadian Football League, with the Edmonton Eskimos (1959-1960, 1962-1966); Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1967-1972); and Toronto Argonauts (1973). At the time of his retirement he was the CFL's career leader in pass receptions (650), and in the early 1970s was the career scoring leader (923 points). He's on the Wall of Honour of both the Edmonton Eskimos and Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

60 years ago
1951


On television tonight
Out There, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Misfit, starring Arthur Batanides, Ray Danton, Eddie Hyans, Jerry Paris, and Gene Saks

50 years ago
1961


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): (Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame--Elvis Presley (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Mirror): (Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame--Elvis Presley (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): Little Sister/(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame--Elvis Presley (2nd week at #1)

U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Big Bad John--Jimmy Dean (3rd week at #1)
2 Runaround Sue--Dion
3 Please Mr. Postman--The Marvelettes
4 Bristol Stomp--The Dovells
5 This Time--Troy Shondell
6 Hit the Road Jack--Ray Charles and his Orchestra
7 I Love How You Love Me--The Paris Sisters
8 The Fly--Chubby Checker
9 Fool #1--Brenda Lee
10 Tower of Strength--Gene McDaniels

Singles entering the chart were Run to Him by Bobby Vee (#69); Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen by Neil Sedaka (#77); The Lion Sleeps Tonight by the Tokens (#79); Peppermint Twist (Part 1) by Joey Dee and the Starliters (#80); Town Without Pity by Gene Pitney (#88); Pop Goes the Weasel by Anthony Newley (#89); If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody by James Ray (#91); The Comancheros by Claude King (#94); Just Got to Know by Jimmy McCracklin (#96); Johnny Will by Pat Boone (#99); and Little Miss U.S.A. by Barry Mann (#100). Town Without Pity and The Comancheros were title songs of recent movies.

Football
CFL
Western Finals
Winnipeg 14 @ Calgary 1 (Winnipeg led best-of-three series 1-0)

Gerry James rushed 74 yards to set up the game's only touchdown, kicked the convert, and added 2 field goals as the Blue Bombers defeated the Stampeders before 18,500 fans at McMahon Stadium in the Stampeders' first western final appearance since 1949. Mr. James' big run, in the 2nd quarter, was from the Winnipeg 35-yard line to the Calgary 1. Charlie Shepard rushed for the touchdown from there. Mr. Shepard punted for a single for the other Winnipeg point, while Calgary quarterback Eagle Day punted 67 yards for a single in the 2nd quarter. The game was greatly affected by a strong wind.

Canadian university
Yates Cup
McGill 0 @ Queen's 11

Quarterback Cal Connor rushed 13 yards for the game's only touchdown in the 1st quarter as the Golden Gaels blanked the Redmen before 8,000 fans at Richardson Stadium in Kingston. Gary Strickler converted and added a 24-yard field goal in the 3rd quarter. Gary West punted for a single in the 4th quarter to complete the scoring. It was the third Yates Cup championship for Queen's head coach Frank Tindall, and the final game for Bruce Coulter as McGill's head coach; he moved to Lennoxville, Quebec to become head coach at Bishop's College.

40 years ago
1971


Music
The English group Procol Harum performed with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the Da Camera Singers at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton. The concert was recorded, and the album Procol Harum Live with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra was released in the spring of 1972, and was a surprise best-seller, as was the single from the album, Conquistador c/w A Salty Dog.

20 years ago
1991


Diplomacy
Church of England envoy Terry Waite was freed by his Islamic captors after four years of captivity in Beirut.

10 years ago
2001


Football
CFL
Eastern Final
Hamilton 13 @ Winnipeg 28

Western Final
Calgary 34 @ Edmonton 16

Calgary quarterback Marcus Crandell threw 4 touchdown passes--2 to Kamau Peterson, 1 each to Vince Danielsen and Travis Moore--as the Stampeders built a 27-7 halftime lead at Commonwealth Stadium. Edmonton quarterback Jason Maas threw 2 touchdown passes to Ed Hervey, but the Eskimos turned over the ball 12 times, including 9 straight possessions. The Stampeders used an offensive formation of six receivers, and picked on Eskimo cornerback Quincy Coleman, playing his first CFL game. By the time the Eskimos adjusted, the game was out of reach. The first touchdown pass to Mr. Peterson, less than 4 minutes into the game, covered 72 yards.

November 17, 2011

60 years ago
1951


Hit parade
#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Cold, Cold Heart--Tony Bennett (Best Seller--3rd week at #1); (It's No) Sin--Eddy Howard (Disc Jockey); Because of You--Tony Bennett (Jukebox--7th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 (It's No) Sin--The Four Aces
--Eddy Howard
2 Because of You--Tony Bennett
--Les Baxter and his Orchestra
3 Cold, Cold Heart--Tony Bennett
4 I Get Ideas--Tony Martin
--Louis Armstrong
5 Down Yonder--Del Wood
--Joe "Fingers" Carr
--Champ Butler
6 And So to Sleep Again--Patti Page
7 The World is Waiting for the Sunrise--Les Paul and Mary Ford
8 Undecided--The Ames Brothers and Les Brown and his Band of Renown
9 Turn Back the Hands of Time--Eddie Fisher
10 Domino--Tony Martin

Singles entering the chart were Charmaine by Mantovani and his Orchestra (#22); There's Always Room at Our House by Guy Mitchell (#25); Once by Jan Peerce (#27); Jealousy (Jalousie) by Frankie Laine (#31); and Shrimp Boats by Jo Stafford (#37).

On television tonight
Sherlock Holmes, starring Alan Wheatley and Raymond Francis, on BBC
Tonight's episode: The Reigate Squires

Football
IRFU
Finals
Hamilton 9 @ Ottawa 11 (Ottawa won 2-game total points series 28-16)

The Tiger-Cats, trailing 17-7 after the first game, led 9-1 halftime on a single by Tom Worthington, a field goal by Bob McDonald, and a touchdown by quarterback Bernie Custis, while Bruce Cummings had punted for a single for Ottawa's point. Mr. Cummings' second single of the game reduced Hamilton's lead to 9-2 in the game while increasing Ottawa's lead to 19-16 on the series after 3 quarters. The Rough Riders put the series away in the 4th quarter on a touchdown by quarterback Tom O'Malley, converted by Bob Gain, and a field goal by Mr. Gain. 17,000 were in attendance on a Saturday afternoon at Lansdowne Park.

50 years ago
1961


On television tonight
The Twilight Zone, on CBS
Tonight's episode: The Midnight Sun, starring Lois Nettleton

Died (?) on this date
Michael Rockefeller, 23
. U.S. explorer. The son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Michael, a Harvard University graduate, had gone to Netherlands New Guinea to study the Dani tribe, and later the culture and art of the Asmat tribe. He and Dutch anthropologist Rene Wassing were in a 40-foot-long dugout canoe about three miles from shore when their double-pontoon boat was swamped and overturned. After drifting until they were about 12 miles from land, Mr. Rockefeller announced that he would try to swim to shore. Mr. Wassing was rescued the next day, but Mr. Rockefeller was never seen again, despite an intensive and lengthy search.

Defense
The United States conducted its first successful launch of a Minuteman missile from an underground silo.

40 years ago
1971


On television tonight
Rod Serling's Night Gallery, on NBC
Tonight's episode: House with Ghost, starring Bob Crane, Jo Anne Worley, and Alan Napier; A Midnight Visit to the Neighborhood Blood Bank, starring Victor Buono; Dr. Stringfellow's Rejuvenator, starring Forrest Tucker, Murray Hamilton, and Don Pedro Colley; Hell's Bell's, starring John Astin

Boxing
Former world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali (33-1) won a 12-round unanimous decision over Buster Mathis (29-3) at the Astrodome in Houston to retain his North American Boxing Federation heavyweight title. Mr. Ali knocked Mr. Mathis down 4 times, with 3 of the knockdowns coming in the last 2 rounds. Mr. Mathis, who weighed in at 256 pounds, was making his first appearance in the ring since March 24, 1969, when he'd lost a 12-round decision to Jerry Quarry. Mr. Ali weighed 227 pounds, his heaviest weight ever for a fight. On the undercard, Canadian heavyweight champion George Chuvalo (64-17-2) won a unanimous 10-round decision over Cleveland Williams (75-13-1), and former U.K., Commonwealth, and European heavyweight champion Joe Bugner (34-3-1) won a unanimous 10-round decision over Mike Boswell (13-6) of Youngstown, Ohio.

Football
CFL
Western Finals
Calgary 23 @ Saskatchewan 21 (Calgary won best-of-three series 2-0)

Calgary quarterback Jerry Keeling evaded a strong rush from the Saskatchewan defensive line and completed a 72-yard touchdown pass to Rudy Linterman with 30 seconds remaining in the 3rd quarter, which proved to be the decisive play as the Stampeders hung on to defeat the Roughriders before 14,582 fans at Taylor Field in Regina to win their second straight WFC title. Calgary kicker Larry Robinson missed 3 early field goal attempts, 2 of which went for singles to give his team a 2-0 lead after the 1st quarter. Mr. Keeling completed a 21-yard pass to Jon Henderson for a touchdown at 9:03 of the 2nd quarter. Mr. Robinson's convert gave the Stampeders a 9-0 halftime lead. Early in the 3rd quarter, former Stampeder Gig Perez intercepted a Keeling pass and returned it 55 yards to set up a short touchdown run by Saskatchewan fullback George Reed. Ron Lancaster completed a touchdown pass to Silas McKinnie at 9:35 of the 3rd quarter, and Jack Abendschan's second convert of the game gave the Roughriders a 14-9 lead. Less than 2 minutes later, at 11:22, Calgary fullback Hugh McKinnis rushed 42 yards for a touchdown. Mr. Robinson converted to give the Stampeders a 16-14 lead, which became 23-14 after 3 quarters upon Mr. Linterman's converted touchdown. The Roughriders attempted a comeback in the 4th quarter, and Mr. Lancaster sneaked 1 yard for a touchdown at 8:37, converted by Mr. Abendschan. Mr. Abendschan, normally a reliable "clutch" kicker, missed 2 field goals in the game, both of which were short and wide and run out of danger by Calgary defensive back Howard Starks. Mr. McKinnis led all rushers with 104 yards on 16 carries, while teammate Jesse Mims added 95 on 12 carries. Mr. Reed led the Roughriders with 67 yards on 15 carries, while Mr. McKinnie, who caught 6 passes for 77 yards, was held to 13 yards on 7 rushes. Mr. Keeling completed 14 of 24 passes, while Mr. Lancaster was 17 for 26 for 199 yards.

25 years ago
1986


Died on this date
Georges Besse, 58
. French automobile executive. The chief executive officer of the automobile manufacturer Renault, Mr. Besse was assassinated outside his home in Paris.

20 years ago
1991


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: Black or White--Michael Jackson

Football
CFL
East Final
Winnipeg 3 @ Toronto 42

West Final
Calgary 38 @ Edmonton 36

Winnipeg's lopsided loss to the Argonauts at SkyDome marked the end of the Blue Bombers' reign as Grey Cup champions, and the end of Darryl Rogers' one-season reign as their head coach.

Danny Barrett's 66-yard touchdown pass to PeeWee Smith with 1:02 remaining in regulation time, converted by Mark McLoughlin, enabled the Stampeders to beat the Eskimos at Commonwealth Stadium and advance to the Grey Cup for the first time in 20 years. Just a few minutes earlier, Mr. McLoughlin had kicked a 56-yard field goal to reduce the Eskimos' lead to 36-31. Edmonton led 25-7 in the 2nd quarter, but when Dean Dorsey missed an easy field goal attempt, I knew it would come back to haunt the Eskimos--and it did. For Roy Bennett, the cornerback who was beaten for the winning touchdown, it was his last game.