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