Tuesday, 31 July 2012

August 1, 2012

120 years ago
1892


World events
A revolution in Honduras ended.

Diplomacy
Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany began a visit to England.

70 years ago
1942


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Jingle Jangle Jingle--Kay Kyser Orchestra (3rd week at #1)

60 years ago
1952


On television tonight
Tales of Tomorrow, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Sudden Darkness, starring Olive Deering

50 years ago
1962


Space
Four days after launch, the Soviet satellite Cosmos 7 re-entered Earth’s atmosphere.

Baseball
Bill Monbouquette pitched a no-hitter as the Boston Red Sox edged the Chicago White Sox 1-0 at Comiskey Park in Chicago.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Winnipeg (2-1) 17 @ Toronto (2-2) 14

40 years ago
1972


World events
The Communist government of Czechoslovakia convicted Milan Huebl, former adviser to Premier Alexander Dubcek, of anti-state activities, and sentenced him to 6½ years in prison. Also convicted were Karl Kynci, former television commentator and New York correspondent for Prague radio, and historian Karel Bartosek, who had been charged with “preparing, circulating and mailing abroad illegal printed matter.”

Terrorism
A Delta Airlines jet bound from Detroit to Miami was diverted to Algiers by five hijackers with three children. The hijackers, who collected a record ransom of $1 million for freeing the passengers, asked for political asylum in Algeria. Two of the hijackers were identified as escaped convicts—one a murderer and the other an armed robber.

Politics and government
U.S. Senator Thomas Eagleton of Missouri officially withdrew as the 1972 Democratic party nominee for Vice-President of the United States, a week after confirming that he had been hospitalized three times in the 1960s for depression, nervous exhaustion, and fatigue, and that he had received electroshock therapy.

Disasters
Indian officials reported that flooding in Assam, West Bengal, and Bihar had killed at least 100 people.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (0-1) 22 @ Edmonton (1-0) 34

The Eskimos committed 7 fumbles and lost 3, but still beat the Lions before 19,844 fans at Clarke Stadium. Bruce Lemmerman rushed 1 yard for a touchdown and completed touchdown passes of 26 and 16 yards to George McGowan, while tight end Tyrone Walls, playing his first CFL game, recovered B.C. punt returner Bob Friend's fumble and raced 40 yards for a touchdown as the Eskimos built a 27-8 halftime lead. B.C. quarterback Don Moorhead completed a 35-yard touchdown pass to Jim Young in the 2nd quarter, handed off to fullback Jim Evenson for a 1-yard touchdown run in the 3rd quarter, and rushed 15 yards for a touchdown of his own as the Lions reduced the deficit to 27-22. The Lions moved the ball to the Eskimos' 54-yard line in the last minute, but Edmonton defensive end Ron Forwick returned an interception 45 yards with 16 seconds remaining for the only touchdown of his 11-year CFL career. Edmonton's Gene Foster rushed for over 100 yards, almost all of it in the 1st half. It was the first CFL game for B.C. running backs Monroe Eley and Johnny Musso and defensive tackle Ron Estay, and the last game in a Lions' uniform for Ken Phillips, who had led the Western Football Conference in average in 1970 and 1971, but who averaged just 35.8 yards on 6 punts in this game. Former Lion quarterback Tom Wilkinson made his first appearance as an Eskimo in a regular season game, holding for Dave Cutler's convert attempts.

30 years ago
1982


Died on this date
Sobhuza II, 83
. Paramount Chief (later King) of Swaziland, 1899-1982. Sobhuza succeeded his father, Ngwane V, as Paramount Chief when he was just a few months old. Sobhuza's grandmother, Labotsibeni Mdluli, acted as regent until Sobhuza was crowned on December 22, 1921. His title changed from Paramount Chief to King after Swaziland obtained her independence from Great Britain in 1968. Sobhuza's reign of 82 years and 9 months is the longest precisely dated monarchical reign on record, and the longest since antiquity. He had 70 wives and 210 children--about 180 of whom survived infancy--and left over 1,000 grandchildren at the time of his death. A power struggle ensued upon King Sobhuza's death, and his young son Mswati was eventuall crowned as King Mswati III in 1986.

War
Israeli forces bombarded Beirut by land, sea, and air. The bombardment was halted when a cease-fire arranged by U.S. envoy Philip Habib went into effect.

World events
Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi announced that a group of junior air force officers had attempted to overthrow the country’s civilian government, but the coup had been crushed by Kenyan army and police units. 145 people were killed, $111 million worth of property was lost in the ensuing looting, and more than 300 air force personnel were arrested. A curfew was imposed in Nairobi and Nanyuki.

Golf
Bruce Lietzke won the Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Course in Oakville, Ontario, with a score of 11 strokes under par. Mr. Lietzke had also won the Canadian Open in 1978.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (3-1) 32 @ Edmonton (2-2) 26

William Miller rushed 15 yards for a touchdown with 7:20 remaining in the game to lift the Blue Bombers to victory over the Eskimos before a record Commonwealth Stadium crowd of 57,596. Mr. Miller, who led all rushers with 91 yards on 13 carries, scored right after linebacker Leo Ezerins intercepted a Warren Moon pass and returned it 19 yards. Eugene Goodlow became the first visiting player to catch 3 touchdown passes in a game at Commonwealth Stadium, scoring on passes of 52, 15, and 58 yards from quarterback Dieter Brock. Mr. Goodlow finished the game with 4 catches for 133 yards, and teammate Rick House caught 6 for 132. David Boone scored the first Eskimo touchdown, returning an interception 38 yards in the 1st quarter for the only touchdown of his professional career. The Blue Bombers led 25-10 late in the 2nd quarter, but the Eskimos rallied for 16 straight points on 3 field goals by Dave Cutler and a 13-yard touchdown pass from Mr. Moon to Waddell Smith in the 3rd quarter, converted by Mr. Cutler. The loss was the Eskimos’ first at home since October 26, 1980, and their first against the Blue Bombers at Commonwealth Stadium.

25 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy: Who's That Girl--Madonna (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: La Bamba--Los Lobos

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Shakedown--Bob Seger

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Shakedown--Bob Seger
2 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For--U2
3 I Want Your Sex--George Michael
4 Alone--Heart
5 I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)--Whitney Houston
6 Heart and Soul--T'Pau
7 Rhythm is Gonna Get You--Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine
8 Point of No Return--Expose
9 Cross My Broken Heart--The Jets
10 Something so Strong--Crowded House

Singles entering the chart were Didn't We Almost Have it All by Whitney Houston (#42); Carrie by Europe (#81); Lost in Emotion by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam (#84); Misfit by Curiosity Killed the Cat (#88); and Montego Bay by Amazulu (#89).

Canada’s top 10 (The Record)
1 I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)—Whitney Houston
2 Alone—Heart
3 Shakedown—Bob Seger
4 Head to Toe—Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
5 Funkytown—Pseudo Echo
6 Who’s That Girl—Madonna
7 Heart and Soul—T’Pau
8 I Want Your Sex—George Michael
9 You’re the Voice—John Farnham
10 Always—Atlantic Starr

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 Shakedown--Bob Seger
2 I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)--Whitney Houston
3 Alone--Heart
4 Always--Atlantic Starr
5 Head to Toe--Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
6 Funkytown--Pseudo Echo
7 Heart and Soul--T'Pau
8 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For--U2
9 Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You--Glenn Medeiros
10 Something so Strong--Crowded House

Singles entering the chart included I Just Can't Stop Loving You by Michael Jackson (with Siedah Garrett) (#74) and The Living Daylights by A-Ha (#96). The Living Daylights was the title song from the movie.

Died on this date
Pola Negri, 90
. Polish-born U.S. actress. Miss Negri was a leading lady in silent movies, in her native Poland and later, in Germany and the United States. She was one of the leading "vamps" of the era, starring in movies such as Madam DuBarry (1919); The Cheat (1923); The Spanish Dancer (1923); Shadows of Paris (1924); East of Suez (1925); and A Woman of the World (1925). Miss Negri's career rapidly declined after she made a public spectacle of herself at Rudolf Valentino's funeral in 1926.

Benson Fong, 70. U.S. actor. Mr. Fong played Orientals in character roles for many years in movies and on television. He played Tommy Chan (Number Three Son) in the Charlie Chan movies from 1944-1946, when the series was bing filmed at Monogram studios.

Protest
As Saudi Arabia put the death toll in the previous day’s violence near the Grand Mosque in Mecca at 402—275 Iranians, 85 Saudis, and 42 pilgrims from other countries—and blamed the riot on Iran, denying that the police had fired any shots--a mob in Tehran sacked the Saudi and Kuwaiti embassies.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (1-4-1) 28 @ Edmonton (4-2) 38

Matt Dunigan and Damon Allen combined to throw 4 touchdown passes as the Eskimos defeated the Roughriders before a crowd announced at 33,098 at Commonwealth Stadium. Mr. Dunigan connected on scoring passes of 7 yards to Chris Skinner in the 1st quarter; 17 yards to Stewart Hill in the 2nd quarter, and 49 yards to Stephen Jones with 54 seconds remaining in the game. Mr. Allen threw a 54-yard touchdown pass to Brian Kelly with 30 seconds remaining in the 3rd quarter. Jerry Kauric, playing his first CFL game, kicked 4 converts, 3 field goals, and a single for the Eskimos. Tom Burgess completed touchdown passes of 13 yards to Tony Dennis and 8 yards to Todd Brown for Saskatchewan touchdowns, both in the 4th quarter. Mr. Brown’s touchdown came with 1:02 remaining in the game, and was converted by Dave Ridgway. A short kickoff was unsuccessful, and Mr. Dunigan promptly completed the touchdown bomb to Mr. Jones. In addition to his touchdown reception off a fake field goal while he lined up as a tight end, Mr. Hill sacked Mr. Burgess 4 times. Mr. Brown led all receivers with 174 yards on 10 receptions, while Mr. Kelly caught 3 passes for 132 yards.

20 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Hazard--Richard Marx (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Italy: Rhythm is a Dancer--Snap! (10th week at #1)

#1 single in France: Le Chat--Pow woW (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Baby Got Back--Sir Mix-a-Lot (5th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Baby Got Back--Sir Mix-a-Lot (3rd week at #1)
2 Wishing on a Star--Cover Girls
3 This Used to Be My Playground--Madonna
4 Baby-Baby-Baby--TLC
5 Achy Breaky Heart--Billy Ray Cyrus
6 Life is a Highway--Tom Cochrane
7 November Rain--Guns N' Roses
8 Just Another Day--Jon Secada
9 I'll Be There--Mariah Carey
10 Giving Him Something He Can Feel--En Vogue

Singles entering the chart included Sexy M.F. by Prince and the New Power Generation (#59); Twilight Zone by 2 Unlimited (#63); Nothing Broken But My Heart by Celine Dion (#89); Jesus He Knows Me by Genesis (#91); and Do I Have to Say the Words? by Bryan Adams (#97).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 I'll Be There--Mariah Carey (4th week at #1)
2 Just Another Day--Jon Secada
3 America--Kim Mitchell
4 Achy Breaky Heart--Billy Ray Cyrus
5 This Used to Be My Playground--Madonna
6 Too Funky--George Michael
7 The One--Elton John
8 The Best Things in Life are Free--Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson
9 Take this Heart--Richard Marx
10 Damn I Wish I was Your Lover--Sophie B. Hawkins

Singles entering the chart included Heaven Sent by INXS (#61); Baby-Baby-Baby by TLC (#72); Do I Have to Say the Words? by Bryan Adams (#84); Days of Light by Roger Daltrey (#85); Last Chance by John Mellencamp (#92); and Stay by Shakespears Sister (#97).

Abominations
On the outskirts of Sarajevo, Serb snipers fired at a busload of Bosnian orphans on the first leg of a trip to asylum in Germany, killing a boy and a girl.

10 years ago
2002


Football
CFL
Ottawa (2-4-0-1) 8 @ Toronto (2-4) 24
Saskatchewan (3-3-0-1) 31 @ Hamilton (3-3) 34 (OT)
Calgary (2-4-0-1) 23 @ British Columbia (1-5) 15

Reggie Slack completed touchdown passes of 43 and 3 yards to Mookie Mitchell to lead the Argonauts past the Renegades before 18,734 fans at SkyDome. Mr. Mitchell finished the game with 6 receptions for 126 yards.

Troy Davis rushed 1 yard for his second touchdown of the game on the Tiger-Cats’ first overtime possession to give them their win over the Roughriders in front of a crowd of 15,369 at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Saskatchewan had taken possession to begin overtime, and Paul McCallum had kicked a 34-yard field goal to give the Roughriders a 31-28 lead. The Roughriders had sent the game into overtime on a 78-yard touchdown pass from Kevin Glenn to Derick Armstrong, converted by Mr. McCallum with 2:33 remaining in regulation time, just 28 seconds after Hamilton had taken the lead on a 67-yard touchdown by Duane Butler on a fumble return, converted by Paul Osbaldiston.

Kelvin Anderson rushed 23 times for 138 yards and Marcus Crandell completed a 60-yard touchdown pass to Rob Johnson as the Stampeders beat the Lions before 15,117 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver. Mr. Johnson finished the game with 6 receptions for 157 yards. B.C.’s only touchdown came on a 5-yard pass from Damon Allen to Jason Clermont with 2:43 remaining in regulation time, reducing Calgary’s lead to 20-15. An attempted 2-point convert failed when Sean Millington dropped a pass from Mr. Allen. Mark McLoughlin ended the scoring with a 20-yard field goal for the Stampeders with 18 seconds remaining.

Friday, 27 July 2012

July 31, 2012

120 years ago
1892


Born on this date
Herbert W. Armstrong
. U.S. religious leader and "Ambassador for World Peace." Mr. Armstrong founded the Worldwide Church of God (originally known as the Radio Church of God) in 1933, and began The World Tomorrow radio broadcasts in 1934. Mr. Armstrong's theology was a hodgepodge of error and heresy; see my post on Mr. Armstrong at Suspicious Berean.

100 years ago
1912


Law
The United States Congress passed a law barring interstate shipping of films of boxing matches. The law had languished on Capitol Hill for two years since the heavyweight championship fight between Jack Johnson and Jim Jeffries, and had gained new impetus with the title bout on July 4, 1912 between Mr. Johnson and Fireman Jim Flynn, in which Mr. Johnson, a Negro, had easily defeated his white challenger. White lawmakers weren't keen on the distribution of films that showed Negroes such as Mr. Johnson easily beating white men.

80 years ago
1932


Olympics
Babe Didrikson of the United States won the gold medal in the women's javelin competition at Los Angeles Memorial Colieum with a mark of 143 feet 4 inches. Miss Didrikson ended the games with 3 medals, winning gold in the 80-metre hurdles, and silver in the high jump (reduced from gold when it was ruled that she had used an illegal "western roll" across the bar).

50 years ago
1962


On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Carleton Hobbs and Norman Shelley, on BBC Light Programme
Tonight’s episode: The Musgrave Ritual

Protest
Sir Oswald Mosley and members of his Union Movement (formerly British Union of Fascists) were assaulted at a rally in the east end of London; police ended the rally within three minutes and made 54 arrests, inluding Mr. Mosely's son Max.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Saskatchewan (0-1) 9 @ Montreal (2-1) 29

40 years ago
1972


Died on this date
Paul-Henri Spaak, 73
. Belgian politician and diplomat. One of the pioneers of European unification, Mr. Spaak, a socialist, was Prime Minister of Belgium in 1938-1939; 1946; and 1947-1949. He was President of the United Nations General Assembly in 1946-1947; President of the Common Assembly of the European Coal and Steel Community (forerunner of the European Economic Community) from 1952-1954; and Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization from 1957-1961.

Politics and government
U.S. Senators George McGovern and Thomas Eagleton, 1972 Democratic party nominees for President and Vice-President, respectively, of the United States of America, held a joint news conference, where Mr. McGovern announced that Mr. Eagleton was withdrawing his candidacy. Sen. Eagleton had confirmed on July 25 that he had been hospitalized three times in the 1960s for depression, nervous exhaustion, and fatigue, and that he had received electroshock therapy. Sen. McGovern stressed that Sen. Eagleton’s health was not “a factor” in his withdrawal, but that they were concerned that “continued debate” between the factions within the party wanting Sen. Eagleton to remain on the ticket and those wanting him to withdraw would “serve to further divide the party and the nation.”

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (0-1) 17 @ Hamilton (1-0) 20

This was the first regular season game for Jerry Williams as head coach of the Tiger-Cats. Saskatchewan defensive back Gig Perez suffered a career-ending knee injury on the artificial turf of Ivor Wynne Stadium.

30 years ago
1982


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: Fame--Irene Cara (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A.: (Billboard): Eye of the Tiger--Survivor (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Eye of the Tiger--Survivor
2 Hurts So Good--John Cougar
3 Don't You Want Me--The Human League
4 Hold Me--Fleetwood Mac
5 Abracadabra--Steve Miller Band
6 Rosanna--Toto
7 Tainted Love--Soft Cell
8 Only the Lonely--The Motels
9 Hard to Say I'm Sorry--Chicago
10 Keep the Fire Burnin'--REO Speedwagon

Singles entering the chart were Somebody's Baby by Jackson Browne (#69); Do You Wanna Touch Me by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (#71); You Can Do Magic by America (#76); Never Been in Love by Randy Meisner (#77); Oh Julie by Barry Manilow (#78); Calling All Girls by Queen (#80); Sara by Bill Champlin (#83); Themes from E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial by Walter Murphy (#84); Emotions in Motion by Billy Squier (#85); Still in the Game by Steve Winwood (#86); I Only Want to Be with You by Nicolette Larson (#87); I'm the One by Roberta Flack (#88); I Will Always Love You by Dolly Parton (#89); Should I Stay or Should I Go by the Clash (#90); and Theme from "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" by James Horner (#98). I Will Always Love You was from the movie The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982), in which Miss Parton co-starred.

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 Eye of the Tiger--Survivor
2 Abracadabra--Steve Miller Band
3 Hurts So Good--John Cougar
4 Going to a Go-Go--Rolling Stones
5 I've Never Been to Me--Charlene
6 Body Language--Queen
7 Ebony and Ivory--Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder
8 Who Can it Be Now?--Men at Work
9 Caught Up in You--.38 Special
10 Eyes of a Stranger--Payolas

Singles entering the chart were Superstitious Feeling by Harlequin (#46); You Should Hear how She Talks About You by Melissa Manchester (#47); American Music by the Pointer Sisters (#49); and What Kind of Fool am I? by Rick Springfield (#50).

Died on this date
Dean Chenoweth, 44
. U.S. hydroplane racing driver. Mr. Chenoweth drove Unlimited class hydroplanes from 1968-1982, winning 25 races. He won the Gold Cup in 1970, 1973, 1980, and 1981. Mr. Chenoweth was killed in an accident in the Tri-Cities race in Washington state.

War
Iraq reported that her forces had killed more than 27,000 Iranians in the battle near the Iraqi city of Basra in the past 18 days.

Politics and government
Vice-President Ricardo de la Espriella was named Panama’s new President, succeeding Aristides Royo Sanchez, who had resigned the previous day with two years remaining in his six-year term. The new government indicated that it would follow a more conservative foreign policy than that of Mr. Royo, who had often criticized U.S. foreign policy in Latin America, and whose resignation was under apparent pressure from Panama’s National Guard.

Football
CFL
Calgary (1-1-1) 30 @ Hamilton (2-2) 12

Rookie linebacker Larry Barker returned an interception 62 yards for a touchdown in the 3rd quarter and rookie defensive back Darrel Toussaint returned a blocked punt 35 yards for a touchdown in the 4th quarter to lead the Stampeders to victory over the Tiger-Cats before 18,350 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium. The Stampeders won despite amassing only 8 first downs and 164 yards net offense. Calgary quarterback Gerry Dattilio completed just 9 of 24 passes for 126 yards, and their only offensive touchdown came on a 32-yard pass from receiver Willie Armstead to Mike McTague. The Stampeder defense held the Tiger-Cats to 3 field goals and 3 singles by Bernie Ruoff. It was the only CFL game for Doug Woodward, who dressed as the backup to Mr. Dattilio, but didn’t see any action.

25 years ago
1987


Died on this date
Joseph E. Levine, 81
. U.S. film producer. Mr. Levine was producer or executive producer (often uncredited) for such movies as Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956); Two Women (1960); Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962); Zulu (1964); The Carpetbaggers (1964); Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964); Darling (1965); The Oscar (1966); The Graduate (1967); The Producers (1968); The Lion in Winter (1968); Carnal Knowledge (1971); and A Bridge Too Far (1977).

Hit parade
One Love, the first single by London’s Michelle Iurman, was added to the playlist of London radio station CJBK.

Disasters
27 people were killed, 253 injured, and hundreds left homeless when a tornado struck southeastern Edmonton. Property damage was in excess of $250 million. It was the second worst tornado disaster in Canadian history—after the Regina cyclone of 1912—and Canada’s worst natural disaster since Hurricane Hazel claimed 80 lives in Ontario in 1954. The 1988 World Almanac and Book of Facts neglected to mention the Edmonton tornado among the year’s disasters.

World events
Hundreds of people were killed or injured as Iranian Muslim pilgrims battled Saudi police near the Grand Mosque in Mecca. The Iranians had reportedly shouted denunciations of the U.S.A., U.S.S.R., and Israel, and had raised portraits of Iran’s Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, in defiance of a prohibition on political demonstrations during the annual pilgrimage.

Defense
The U.S.S.R. presented to the arms-control talks in Geneva a draft treaty on replacing long-range nuclear weapons, two months after the U.S.A. had presented a similar draft treaty. The Soviet Union linked such an agreement to curbs on the U.S. Strategic Defense Initiative.

Journalism
British Attorney General Sir Patrick Mayhew announced a suit against the London newspaper Sunday Telegraph in an attempt to prevent publication of details from the book Spycatcher by Peter Wright.

Economics and finance
The Dow Jones industrial average closed at a record high of 2,572.07.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (4-1) 20 @ Hamilton (3-3) 21

Bernie Ruoff’s single on a 35-yard missed field goal attempt with 1:37 remaining in regulation time gave the Tiger-Cats their win over the Lions before 18,088 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium. The turning point in the game came in the 3rd quarter. The Lions led 17-13, and Larry Crawford’s 87-yard punt return for a B.C. touchdown was called back on a penalty. Two plays later, Hamilton middle linebacker Ben Zambiasi intercepted a Roy Dewalt pass and returned it 22 yards for a touchdown to put the Tiger-Cats ahead. Steve Stapler scored the other Tiger-Cat touchdown on a 34-yard pass from Tom Porras in the 1st quarter. Jim Sandusky scored both B.C. touchdowns, on a 21-yard pass from Mr. Dewalt in the 1st quarter, and a 31-yard pass from Mr. Dewalt in the 3rd quarter.

20 years ago
1992


Died on this date
G. Harrold Carswell, 72
. U.S. judge. Mr. Carswell was chief judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida from 1958-1969 and a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit from 1969-1970. He was nominated for the Supreme Court of the United States by President Richard Nixon in 1970 but was rejected by the U.S. Senate by a vote of 51-45. Opposition to Judge Carswell's nomination centred around his support for racial segregation during an unsuccessful bid for the Georgia legislature in 1948, and especially, the fact that 58% of his decisions as a district court judge had been reversed by higher courts. Mr. Carswell resigned from the bench to run for the Republican party nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Florida but was unsuccessful, and he eventually returned to the practice of law.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

July 30, 2012

80 years ago
1932


Olympics
U.S. Vice-President Charles Curtis officially opened the Summer Olympics at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

60 years ago
1952


On the radio
I Was a Communist for the FBI, starring Dana Andrews
Tonight’s episode: Draw the Red Curtain

On television tonight
The Unexpected, hosted by Herbert Marshall, on NBC
Tonight's episode: Slightly Dead, starring J.M. Kerrigan

50 years ago
1962


Baseball
The American League hit 3 home runs and beat the National League 9-4 in the second major league All-Star game of 1962 before 38,359 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago, ending the four-year experiment of having two All-Star games per season. Pete Runnels of the Boston Red Sox hit a solo home run off Art Mahaffey of the Philadelphia Phillies in the top of the 3rd inning, and Leon Wagner of the Los Angeles Angels hit a 2-run homer off Mr. Mahaffey in the 4th inning. Rocky Colavito of the Detroit Tigers hit a 3-run homer off Dick Farrell of the Houston Colt .45s in the 7th inning and drove in another run with a sacrifice fly in the 9th inning. In addition to his home run, Mr. Wagner hit 2 singles in 4 at bats and made a great diving catch in left field. John Roseboro of the Los Angeles Dodgers hit the NL’s only home run, a solo swat in the bottom of the 9th. Dave Stenhouse of the Washington Senators was the starting pitcher for the AL; Ray Herbert relieved him to start the 3rd inning and pitched 3 innings to get the win. Johnny Podres of the Dodgers pitched the first 2 innings for the NL; Mr. Mahaffey pitched 2 innings and took the loss.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Edmonton (2-0) 51 @ Hamilton (0-3) 21

30 years ago
1982


Politics and government
Under apparent pressure from the National Guard, Panamanian President Aristides Royo Sanchez resigned his office, two years prior to the end of his six-year term. Mr. Royo was a leader of leftist elements in the country and had followed a foreign policy that was often critical of U.S. policy in Latin America.

Football
CFL
Toronto (2-1-1) 44 @ Saskatchewan (1-3) 22

Cedric Minter rushed 9 times for 88 yards and 2 touchdowns, and Steve Ackroyd returned a fumble 28 yards for another touchdown as the Argonauts defeated the Roughriders before 28,076 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Condredge Holloway connected with Martin Cox for a 68-yard touchdown, and Bob Bronk rushed 12 yards for the other Toronto major. Rookie quarterback Joe Adams, who relieved starter John Hufnagel, threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Joey Walters and rushed 20 yards for another touchdown. Fran McDermott returned an interception 74 yards for the other Saskatchewan major. The Argonauts led 17-1 after the 1st quarter and 20-1 at halftime.

25 years ago
1987


Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the index of leading economic indicators had risen 0.8% in June.

Disasters
A cargo plane bound from Mexico City to Miami that was carrying 10 people and 18 prize jumping horses crashed just after takeoff, killing 1 passenger, 53 people on the ground, and all the horses.

20 years ago
1992


Died on this date
Joe Shuster, 78
. Canadian-born U.S. cartoonist. Mr. Shuster and friend Jerry Siegel created the character Superman in 1934 and sold the rights to the character in 1938 for $130. After both men were found to be living in poverty, Warner Communications granted each of the men an annual pension of $20,000 in 1975.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the gross domestic product had grown by only 1.4% during the second quarter of 1992.

Olympics
The Summer Olympics began in Barcelona, Spain.

Hockey
A National Hockey League arbitrator ruled that Eric Lindros would play for the Philadelphia Flyers, settling a controversial trade with the Quebec Nordiques.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (3-1) 30 @ Ottawa (2-2) 25
Saskatchewan (1-3) 24 @ Hamilton (2-2) 38
British Columbia (0-4) 15 @ Winnipeg (3-1) 41
Toronto (1-3) 26 @ Calgary (4-0) 28

Tracy Ham amassed 335 yards passing on just 12 completions in 22 attempts as the Eskimos held off a late Rough Rider rally before 25,625 fans at Lansdowne Park. Mr. Ham threw touchdown passes of 80 yards to Henry “Gizmo” Williams and 3 and 59 yards to Chris Armstrong. Willie Pless scored the only Edmonton touchdown of the 2nd half, returning an interception 40 yards just 1:52 into the 3rd quarter. Ottawa quarterback Tom Burgess rushed 1 yard for a touchdown in the 1st quarter and completed touchdown passes of 8 yards to Stephen Jones and 25 yards to Robert Gordon in the 4th quarter. Mr. Williams finished with 185 yards on 4 receptions, while Mr. Armstrong caught 4 for 108. Edmonton running back Blake Ezor, playing his first CFL game replacing the departed Mike Pringle, rushed 9 times for just 15 yards, and lost a fumble.

Damon Allen completed 3 touchdown passes to Earl Winfield and rushed for a touchdown of his own to lead the Tiger-Cats past the Roughriders before 21,023 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Vernon Maxwell returned an interception 29 yards for the other Hamilton touchdown. Saskatchewan quarterback Kent Austin rushed for one touchdown and completed touchdown passes to Ray Elgaard and Don Narcisse.

Matt Dunigan rushed for 2 touchdowns and completed touchdown passes to Rob Crifo and Larry Thompson as the Blue Bombers beat the Lions before 23,293 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Robert Mimbs rushed 3 yards for the other Winnipeg touchdown. Jon Volpe rushed 19 times for 99 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown for B.C.

Mark McLoughlin’s 35-yard field goal with 6 seconds remaining in regulation time gave the Stampeders the victory over the Argonauts in a rematch of the 1991 Grey Cup teams. The winning score came 57 seconds after Toronto’s Lance Chomyc kicked a 30-yard field goal to put the Argonauts ahead. Calgary quarterback Doug Flutie rushed for 2 touchdowns and completed a 39-yard touchdown pass to Allen Pitts in the 1st quarter. Toronto quarterback Rickey Foggie completed touchdown passes to Paul Masotti, David Williams, and Darrell K. Smith. 31,504 attended the game at McMahon Stadium.

July 29, 2012

100 years ago
1912


Boxing
Jess Willard (10-2) fought Arthur Pelkey (10-4-1) in a heavyweight bout at Madison Square Garden in New York. The New York Sun and Washington Post both gave the decision to Mr. Willard.

60 years ago
1952


On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: The Crooked Frame, starring Richard Kiley, Neva Patterson, Dean Harens, and Lois Wheeler

40 years ago
1972


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: Puppy Love--Donny Osmond (4th week at #1)

Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Sylvia's Mother--Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show (2nd week at #1)
2 Puppy Love--Donny Osmond
3 Alone Again (Naturally)--Gilbert O'Sullivan
4 Song Sung Blue--Neil Diamond
5 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face--Roberta Flack
6 Nice to Be with You--Gallery
7 Marshall's Portable Music Machine--Robin Jolley
8 Hurting Each Other--Carpenters
9 Metal Guru--T.Rex
10 It's Four in the Morning--Faron Young

Singles entering the chart were Hooky Jo by Rick Springfield (#31 and Red Back on the Toilet Seat by Slim Newton (#38).

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Alone Again (Naturally)--Gilbert O'Sullivan

U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Too Late to Turn Back Now--Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
2 Daddy Don't You Walk so Fast--Wayne Newton
3 Alone Again (Naturally)--Gilbert O'Sullivan
4 (If Loving You is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right--Luther Ingram
5 Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)--Looking Glass
6 Lean on Me--Bill Withers
7 School's Out--Alice Cooper
8 Where is the Love--Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway
9 How Do You Do--Mouth and MacNeal
10 Day By Day--Godspell

Singles entering the chart were Saturday in the Park by Chicago (#71); Black & White by Three Dog Night (#72); Get on the Good Foot (Part 1) by James Brown (#73); My Man, A Sweet Man by Millie Jackson (#75); Sittin' on a Time Bomb by the Honey Cone (#78); Love Song by Tommy James (#82); My Ding-a-Ling by Chuck Berry (#84); Speak to the Sky by Rick Springfield (#89); Could You Put Your Light on Please by Harry Chapin (#91); Slipping Into Darkness by Ramsey Lewis (#92); Alabama Wild Man by Jerry Reed (#94); Summer Sun by Jamestown Massacre (#96); Bad Side of the Moon by April Wine (#98); Whatever Turns You On by Travis Wammack (#99); and My Mind Keeps Telling Me by Eddie Holman (#100).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Too Late to Turn Back Now--Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
2 Wild Eyes--Stampeders
3 Daddy Don't You Walk so Fast--Wayne Newton
4 Troglodyte--The Jimmy Castor Bunch
5 Alone Again (Naturally)--Gilbert O'Sullivan
6 Too Young--Donny Osmond
7 How Do You Do--Mouth and MacNeal
8 Take it Easy--Eagles
9 Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)--Looking Glass
10 Conquistador--Procol Harum (with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra)

Singles entering the chart were Rock and Roll Part 2 by Gary Glitter (#78); One More Chance by Ocean (#96); I'm Coming Home by Stories (#98); and A Simple Man by Lobo (#100).

Calgary's top 10
1 Wild Eyes--Stampeders
2 How Do You Do--Mouth and MacNeal
3 Daddy Don't You Walk so Fast--Wayne Newton
4 Alone Again (Naturally)--Gilbert O'Sullivan
5 Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)--Looking Glass
6 The Candy Man--Sammy Davis, Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation
7 Brand New Sunny Day--James Robert Ambrose
8 Take it Easy--Eagles
9 Where is the Love--Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway
10 Nice to Be with You--Gallery
Pick hit of the week: Motorcycle Mama--Sailcat

Politics
U.S. Senator Thomas Eagleton, the Democratic party’s 1972 nominee for Vice-President of the United States, returned from a campaign trip to Hawaii and told reporters in San Francisco that he had telephoned presidential candidate George McGovern, and had been assured by Mr. McGovern that “he was for me 1000%.” Mr. Eagleton had recently revealed that he had been hospitalized three times in the 1960s for depression, nervous exhaustion, and fatigue, and that he had received electroshock therapy. Mr. McGovern confirmed that he was “still backing” Mr. Eagleton’s candidacy, but added that he was insisting on “a proper period of evaluation by both of us on this difficult question,” citing “intense pressure” to ask Sen. Eagleton to withdraw.

Crime
Virginia Piper, 49, wife of millionaire broker Harry Piper, Jr., was found unharmed chained to a tree in Duluth, Minnesota, two days after being kidnapped from their home in the Minneapolis suburb of Orona. 12 hours before Mrs. Piper was found, her husband personally paid a record ransom of $1 million to two kidnappers described by authorities as “tough looking” and wearing masks.

30 years ago
1982


Hit parade
Edmonton’s top 16 (CHED)
1 Abracadabra—Steve Miller Band
2 Eye of the Tiger—Survivor
3 Only the Lonely—The Motels
4 One More Time—Streetheart
5 What Kind of Fool am I?—Rick Springfield
6 Hard to Say I’m Sorry—Chicago
7 Hurts so Good—John Cougar
8 Your Daddy Don’t Know—Toronto
9 Always on My Mind—Willie Nelson
10 Hold Me—Fleetwood Mac
11 Love’s Been a Little Bit Hard on Me—Juice Newton
12 Even the Nights are Better—Little River Band
13 Love Plus One—Haircut One Hundred
14 Eyes of a Stranger—Payolas
15 Enough is Enough—April Wine
16 Take it Away—Paul McCartney

Edmonton’s top 10 (CFRN)
1 Abracadabra—Steve Miller Band
2 Eye of the Tiger—Survivor
3 Hard to Say I’m Sorry—Chicago
4 Wasted on the Way—Crosby, Stills & Nash
5 If the Love Fits Wear It—Leslie Pearl
6 Hold Me—Fleetwood Mac
7 (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay—The Reddings
8 Eye in the Sky—Alan Parsons Project
9 American Music—Pointer Sisters
10 Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do—Huey Lewis and the News

Died on this date
Vladimir Zworykin, 94
. Russian-born U.S. scientist. Dr. Zworykin, a native of St. Petersburg who moved to the United States in 1918, was one of the pioneers in the development of television, beginning with the invention of a transmitting and receiving system using cathode ray tubes. He died on his 94th birthday.

Diplomacy
Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and U.S. President Ronald Reagan concluded their summit in Washington with an announcement that the two countries had agreed to increase scientific, cultural, and economic cooperation. They also announced that a long-standing dispute over uranium fuel had been resolved. A U.S. law had blocked shipments from the United States of low-enriched uranium fuel for an American-built atomic power plant near Bombay. President Reagan agreed to give India permission to buy the fuel from France instead of the U.S.A.

Football
CFL
Montreal (0-3) 5 @ Ottawa (1-2) 55

Rookie quarterback Chris Isaac completed 17 of 28 passes for 471 yards—a team record--and 5 touchdown passes to lead the Rough Riders to the rout of the Concordes before 18,991 fans at Lansdowne Park. Kelvin Kirk scored touchdowns on passes of 66, 88, and 4 yards, and finished with 6 receptions for 219 yards. Peter Stenerson scored on a 37-yard pass from Mr. Isaac, and Skip Walker caught another TD pass for 96 yards. Ricky Barden scored the game’s first touchdown on a 33-yard fumble return in the 1st quarter, and Jim Reid rushed 2 yards for another Ottawa major. Ken Johnson, playing what turned out to be the last game of a 5-year CFL career, started at quarterback for the Concordes, completing 19 of 31 passes for 135 yards and rushing twice for 7 yards.

25 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): It's a Sin--Pet Shop Boys

20 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Abba-esque--Erasure (6th week at #1)

World events
A United Nations delegation concluded two days of inspections of the offices of Iraq’s agriculture ministry and reported that they had found nothing to document the production of weapons.

Scandal
Former U.S. Defense Secretary Clark Clifford and associate Robert Altman were indicted on charges that they had misled banking regulators about Bank of Credit & Commerce International’s control of First American Bankshares Inc., the largest bank in Washington, D.C. From 1982-1991 Messrs. Clifford and Altman had been top executives with First American. The U.S. Federal Reserve Board announced that it had filed a civil suit against Messrs. Clifford and Altman, and Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau announced that the two men had been indicted for conspiracy and bribery and other charges. Mr. Morgenthau also filed a civil suit against Messrs. Clifford and Altman, announced indictments against four top BCCI officials, and stated that BCCI had defrauded depositors of $5 billion.

July 28, 2012

80 years ago
1932


Protest
Police in Washington, D.C. fired tear gas and used bayonets and tanks against members of the Bonus Expeditionary Army. The Bonus marchers were World War I veterans, desiring early payment-—because of Depression conditions--of a bonus that had been promised them, although not due to be paid for a number of years. They had arrived in Washington on May 29, and had set up a camp until their concerns were addressed.

50 years ago
1962


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy: Stai lontana da me--Adriano Celentano (7th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): I Remember You--Frank Ifield (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Roses are Red (My Love)--Bobby Vinton (3rd week at #1)

U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Roses Are Red (My Love)--Bobby Vinton (3rd week at #1)
2 The Wah Watusi--The Orlons
3 Sealed with a Kiss--Brian Hyland
4 Ahab, the Arab--Ray Stevens
5 Breaking Up is Hard to Do--Neil Sedaka
6 Speedy Gonzales--Pat Boone
7 Wolverton Mountain--Claude King
8 I Can't Stop Loving You--Ray Charles
9 The Stripper--David Rose and his Orchestra
10 You'll Lose a Good Thing--Barbara Lynn

Singles entering the chart were You Don't Know Me (#51)/Careless Love (#100) by Ray Charles; Vacation by Connie Francis (#56); Stop the Wedding by Etta James (#81); Devil Woman by Marty Robbins (#82); Goodnight, Irene by Jerry Reed and the Hully Girlies (#89); Baby Elephant Walk by Lawrence Welk and his Orchestra (#96); Jivin' Around by the Al Casey Combo (#97); Silver Threads and Golden Needles by the Springfields (#98); Tear After Tear by the Blue Belles (also #100); and Alley Cat by Bent Fabric (also #100). Baby Elephant Walk was a version of a piece composed by Henry Mancini for the movie Hatari! (1962).

Space
The U.S.S.R. launched the satellite Cosmos 7, which re-entered the atmosphere four days later.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Toronto (2-1) 18 @ British Columbia (1-2) 13

40 years ago
1972


Diplomacy
Indian President V.V. Giri signed the Simla pact, 13 days after it had been endorsed by Pakistani President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto with the approval of the Pakistan National Assembly. The pact, worked out earlier in the month between Mr. Bhutto and Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in Simla, India, called for the return of most of the land captured during the 14-day war between the two countries the previous December. The agreement also called for eventual settlement of the 25-year-old dispute over the status of Kashmir.

Protest
American actress Jane Fonda returned from a trip to North Vietnam, defending her loyalty to the United States. In response to accusations that her Hanoi radio appeals to American pilots to halt their raids were traitorous, Miss Fonda said, “I have no reason to feel that the Vietnamese people are my enemy…the people in this country who are speaking out against this war are the real patriots.”

Labour
A nationwide strike of 42,000 longshoremen closed all major British ports for the second time in two months. The main issue was anger over a new law limiting the right to strike. A threatened larger strike by other unions was called off.

Politics and government
James O. Eastland of Mississippi, a Democrat, was named President pro tempore of the United States Senate, succeeding Allen Ellender of Louisiana, who had died the previous day. The largely honourary position, third in line of the presidency of the United States, is usually held by the longest-serving Senator from the party with the majority in the upper house. Mr. Eastland was selected by a vote when only nine Senators were present.

30 years ago
1982


Died on this date
Nick Lucas, 84
. U.S. musician. Mr. Lucas was known as "The Crooning Troubador" and "The Father of the Jazz Guitar." Mr. Lucas was a popular performer from the mid-1920s until the early 1930s. His biggest hit was Tip-Toe Thru' The Tulips With Me, which was the #1 single in the U.S.A. for 10 weeks in 1929. When Tiny Tim had a hit with his own version of the song in 1968, he and Mr. Lucas became friends, and Mr. Lucas performed the song at the wedding of Tiny Tim and Miss Vicki in 1969. Mr. Lucas also sang several songs on the soundtrack of the movie The Great Gatsby (1974).

25 years ago
1987


Died on this date
James Burnham, 81
. U.S. political activist and journalist. Mr. Burnham was a Trotskyist who helped to organize the American Workers Party in 1933. In 1940 he broke with Marxism; he later joined the conservative movement and helped William F. Buckley found the magazine National Review in 1955. Mr. Burnham's books included The Managerial Revolution (1941) and Suicide of the West (1964).

Protest
A two-day general strike that had paralysed major cities in Panama concluded.

20 years ago
1992


Crime
Sheik Kamal Adham, former head of the Saudi Arabian intelligence agency, pled guilty to conspiring with Bank of Credit & Commerce International officials to illegally purchase First American Bankshares Inc., the largest bank in Washington, D.C., in 1982. Sheik Adham agreed to co-operate with U.S. investigators.

Popular culture
Time Warner Inc. announced that it would delete the song Cop Killer from Body Count, the latest album of rap artist Ice-T. Police associations had objected to the lyrics, and police officers had demonstrated against Time Warner and organized boycotts. Actor Charlton Heston had also publicly denounced the song.

10 years ago
2002


Disasters
Nine coal miners emerged in good health and spirits upon their rescue after spending 77 hours in a flooded shaft 240 feet underground in Quecreek, Pennsylvania.

July 27, 2012

60 years ago
1952


Olympics
Emil Zatopek won his third gold medal of the Helsinki games, winning the marathon. Earlier, he had won the men's 5,000-metre and 10,000-metre races.

40 years ago
1972


Died on this date
Allen Ellender, 81
. U.S. politician. Mr. Ellender, a Democrat from Louisiana, was president pro tempore of the Senate and thus third in line for the Presidency of the United States. He was first elected to the United States Senate in 1936.

Politics and government
U.S. Senator Thomas Eagleton, the Democratic party’s 1972 nominee for Vice-President of the United States, angrily denied unsubstantiated accusations that he had been arrested for drunken driving, and said he would fight to stay on the ticket.

30 years ago
1982


World events
The Polish government reported that 1,227 prisoners who had been detained under martial law would be released, but that 637 would continue to be held, including Lech Walesa, leader of the trade union movement Solidarity.

Crime
Mercenary leader "Colonel Mad Mike" Hoare was found guilty by a South African court of hijacking a plane in attempt to escape from an aborted attempt at a coup in the Seychelles.

Diplomacy
Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi arrived in Washington for talks with U.S. President Ronald Reagan.

25 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): He's Gonna Step on You Again--The Party Boys

Died on this date
Travis Jackson, 83
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Jackson was a shortstop and third baseman with the New York Giants from 1922-1936. In 1,656 games he batted .291 with 135 home runs and 929 runs batted in. Mr. Jackson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.

World events
Panamanian riot troops arrested Roberto Diaz Herrera, a retired army colonel who had accused dictator Manuel Noriega of serious crimes. 45 others were arrested during a gunfight between soldiers and Mr. Herrera’s bodyguards.

10 years ago
2002


Football
CFL
Winnipeg (4-2) 22 @ Montreal (5-0) 31

Pat Woodcock caught 8 passes for 178 yards and the first 2 touchdowns of his CFl career as the Alouettes beat the Blue Bombers before a sellout crowd of 20,002 at Molson Stadium. Montreal quarterback Anthony Calvillo threw the touchdown passes to Mr. Woodcock and another to Thomas Haskins. Mr. Calvillo also rushed 3 yards for a touchdown. Winnipeg quarterback Khari Jones completed 2 touchdown passes to Milt Stegall, who caught 8 passes for 165 yards.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

July 26, 2012

75 years ago
1937


Crime
Haywood Patterson, convicted on January 23, 1937 of rape and sentenced to 75 years in prison as one of the "Scottsboro Boys"--Negro youths accused of raping two white women in Alabama in 1931--was sent to Atmore Prison Farm in Escambia County, while the other four convicted Scottsboro Boys were sent to Kilby Prison, near Montgomery.

60 years ago
1952


Hit Parade
#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Auf Widerseh'n Sweetheart--Vera Lynn (Best seller--3rd week at #1; Disc Jockey--1st week at #1); Half as Much--Rosemary Clooney (Juke Box--1st week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart--Vera Lynn
--Eddy Howard
2 Here in My Heart--Al Martino
3 Kiss of Fire--Georgia Gibbs
--Tony Martin
4 Delicado--Percy Faith and his Orchestra
5 I'm Yours--Don Cornell
--Eddie Fisher
6 Blue Tango--Leroy Anderson and his "Pops" Concert Orchestra
--Hugo Winterhalter and his Orchestra
7 Walkin' My Baby Back Home--Johnnie Ray
--Nat "King" Cole and Billy May and his Orchestra
8 I'll Walk Alone--Don Cornell
--Jane Froman
9 Botch-A-Me--Rosemary Clooney
10 Half as Much--Rosemary Clooney

Singles entering the chart were So Madly in Love by Georgia Gibbs (#22) and Wish You were Here by Eddie Fisher (#27).

Died on this date
Eva Peron, 33
. Spiritual Leader of the Nation of Argentina. Mrs. Peron, born Eva Duarte, was the first wife of Colonel Juan Peron, President of Argentina from 1946-1955 and 1973-1974. Hugely popular, especially with people from the labouring classes, "Evita" was named the nation's "Spiritual Leader" on May 7, 1952. She died of cervical cancer.

World events
King Farouk I of Egypt abdicated the throne, three days after a bloodless coup staged by the Free Officers Movement, under Muhammad Naguib and Gamal Abdel Nasser.

Olympics
In Helsinki, Bob Mathias, Milton Campbell, and Floyd Simmons, all from the United States, captured the top three positions, respectively, in the decathlon.

50 years ago
1962


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): I Remember You--Frank Ifield

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Winnipeg (1-1) 0 @ Montreal (1-1) 53

40 years ago
1972


Football
CFL
Pre-season
Toronto (2-1-1) 24 @ Montreal (1-3) 15

30 years ago
1982


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): I've Never Been to Me--Charlene (6th week at #1)

25 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in France: La Isla Bonita--Madonna (3rd week at #1)

Died on this date
Jim Bishop, 79
. U.S. journalist and author. Mr. Bishop was known for books such as The Day Lincoln was Shot (1955); The Day Christ Died (1957); A Day in the Life of President Kennedy (1964); The Day Kennedy was Shot (1968); and FDR's Last Year: April 1944-April 1945 (1974).

World events
The government of Panama shut down three newspapers.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (2-3) 28 @ Saskatchewan (1-2-1) 25

Alvin Bailey returned an interception 34 yards for a touchdown in the 2nd quarter and Jim Rockford returned a fumble 69 yards for a touchdown in the 4th quarter as the Tiger-Cats edged the Roughriders before 24,830 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Earl Winfield scored the other Hamilton touchdown on a 71-yard punt return with 1:13 remaining in the 1st half. The Rough Riders also scored a defensive touchdown, as defensive end Nick Hebeler returned a fumble 47 yards in the 3rd quarter. Walter Bender rushed for 2 Saskatchewan TDs, the second coming with 2:47 remaining in regulation time. Mr. Winfield led all receivers with 99 yards on 7 receptions.

20 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: Ain't No Doubt--Jimmy Nail (3rd week at #1)

Died on this date
Mary Wells, 49
. U.S. singer. Miss Wells was the first of the Motown corporation's female artists to achieve success. Her biggest hit was My Guy, which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1964, and reached #5 in the U.K. A contract dispute soon led to her departure from Motown, and personal and professional hardship followed. She died after battling cancer for several years.

10 years ago
2002


Football
CFL
British Columbia (1-4) 27 @ Edmonton (4-1) 37

Ricky Ray completed 21 of 28 passes for 277 yards and 4 touchdowns in his first start as a CFL quarterback to lead the Eskimos past the Lions before a Commonwealth Stadium crowd of 32,844. Ed Hervey caught 5 passes for 129 yards and 2 touchdowns, with Terry Vaughn and Rick Walters catching Mr. Ray’s other TD passes. Willie Hurst scored the Lions’ first touchdown on a 99-yard kickoff return in the 1st quarter. The other B.C. touchdowns were scored in the last 8 minutes of the game on a 1-yard rush by Sean Millington and a 16-yard pass from Damon Allen to Ryan Thelwell. John Avery led the Edmonton rushing attack with 19 carries for 88 yards and contributed a 75-yard kickoff return, which came immediately after Mr. Hurst’s touchdown.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

July 25, 2012

110 years ago
1902


Boxing
Despite suffering fractures to his nose and cheekbone, Jim Jeffries (17-0-2) retained his world heavyweight title with a knockout of former champion Bob Fitzsimmons (60-5-4) in the 8th round at The Arena in San Francisco. It was Mr. Fitzsimmons' first fight in two years. Mr. Jeffries had won the title from Mr. Fitzsimmons with an 11-round knockout in 1899.

70 years ago
1942


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Jingle Jangle Jingle--Kay Kyser Orchestra (2nd week at #1)

60 years ago
1952


Americana
After U.S. President Harry Truman approved a new constitution, Puerto Rico became a commonwealth of the United States.

50 years ago
1962


Football
CFL
Pre-season
Ottawa (2-1) 9 @ Calgary (0-1) 8
Toronto (1-1) 7 @ Edmonton (1-0) 20

Alan White returned the 2nd-half kickoff 106 yards for a touchdown as the Eskimos beat the Argonauts before 9,000 fans at Clarke Stadium. Tommy-Joe Coffey rushed 15 yards for the other Edmonton touchdown and added 2 converts and 2 field goals. Dick Shatto opened the scoring for the Argonauts with a touchdown just 1:27 into the game, converted by Bill Mitchell. This was the final CFL game for Toronto fullback Cookie Gilchrist. He went out for dinner with Edmonton fullback Johnny Bright after the game; this was cited in newspaper reports as a possible factor in his release, but Mr. Gilchrist had never gotten along with Toronto head coach Lou Agase. Mr. Gilchrist then signed with the Buffalo Bills of the American Football League, and led the AFL in rushing yardage in 1962.

40 years ago
1972


Politics and government
U.S. Senator Thomas Eagleton of Missouri, the Democratic party’s 1972 nominee for Vice-President of the United States, told a news conference in Custer, South Dakota that he had been hospitalized three times between 1960 and 1966 for depression, nervous exhaustion, and fatigue, and had received electroshock therapy. Sen. Eagleton was joined at the conference by U.S. Sen. George McGovern of South Dakota, the Democratic presidential candidate. Sen. McGovern said that he would stand by his running mate, and expressed the belief that public reaction would be “generous” and “fair,” and that “the American people are a lot more thoughtful and charitable in making judgments than the so-called experts ever give them credit for.”

Baseball
Lee May of the Houston Astros drove in Billy Williams of the Chicago Cubs with a ground out to tie the game in the bottom of the 9th inning, and Joe Morgan of the Cincinnati Reds singled in Nate Colbert of the San Diego Padres with 1 out in the bottom of the 10th to give the National League a 4-3 win over the American League in the major league All-Star game before 53,107 fans at Atlanta Stadium. The AL led 1-0 until Hank Aaron of the Braves hit a 2-run home run in the bottom of the 6th off Gaylord Perry of the Cleveland Indians to give the NL a 2-1 lead. Bill Stoneman of the Montreal Expos, this blogger’s favourite player at the time, was on the mound for the NL in the 8th inning, and gave up a 2-run homer to Cookie Rojas of the Kansas City Royals, giving the AL a 3-2 lead. Jim Palmer of the Baltimore Orioles pitched the first 3 innings for the AL, while teammate Dave McNally, who took the mound to begin the 10th inning, took the loss. Bob Gibson of the St. Louis Cardinals pitched the first 2 innings for the NL. Tug McGraw of the New York Mets pitched the 9th and 10th innings and was credited with the win. Mr. Morgan won the Arch Ward trophy as the game’s most valuable player.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Ottawa (3-1) 28 @ Winnipeg (2-1-1) 29
Edmonton (2-2) 34 @ British Columbia (3-1) 0

Bruce Lemmerman threw a touchdown pass to Bobby Taylor in the 1st quarter and handed off to Roy Bell for another touchdown in the 2nd quarter. Quarterback Tom Wilkinson, recently released by B.C., made his first appearance with the Eskimos in their rout of the Lions before 23,211 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver. He relieved starter Bruce Lemmerman and completed an 88-yard touchdown pass to George McGowan to clinch the backup job ahead of rookie Canadian rookie Dave Syme. University of Alberta alumnus Dave Kates returned an interception for the final Edmonton touchdown, but he still failed to make the team. Dave Cutler added 4 converts and 2 field goals. Rock Perdoni of the Eskimos and Bob Hall of the Lions were ejected in the 3rd quarter after a fight began on the sidelines.

30 years ago
1982


Died on this date
Hal Foster, 89
. Canadian-born U.S. artist and writer. Mr. Foster, a native of Halifax, created the Prince Valiant comic strip in 1937.

Disasters
A ship caught fire at the entrance to Manila Bay, and 74 crewmen were declared missing and presumed dead.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (2-1) 28 @ British Columbia (3-0) 38

The Lions scored 22 straight points in the 4th quarter before 28,329 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver on a sunny Sunday afternoon to hand the Eskimos their first loss since July 19, 1981. Larry Key rushed 2 yards for his second touchdown of the game with 6:08 remaining in the game, and rookie Merv Fernandez returned a punt 74 yards for a touchdown with 4:42 remaining. Lui Passaglia converted Mr. Fernandez’s TD and punted for a single with 1:53 left to give the Lions a 31-25 lead, and Kevin Konar put the game away with 52 seconds remaining when he intercepted a Warren Moon pass and returned it 35 yards for a touchdown, converted by Mr. Passaglia. Dave Cutler kicked a 40-yard field goal for the Eskimos on the last play to reduce the point spread to 10 points, which was of possible importance if the teams should split their season’s series and finish tied in the standings. Harry Holt scored the first B.C. touchdown on an 80-yard pass from Joe Paopao in the 1st quarter. Mr. Moon completed touchdown passes to Tom Scott in the 1st quarter and Neil Lumsden in the 3rd quarter, and Kevin Cole rushed 2 yards for a TD in the 2nd quarter for the Eskimos. Mr. Fernandez caught 7 passes for 139 yards and Mr. Holt caught 3 for 127.

25 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy: Who's That Girl--Madonna (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Who's That Girl--Madonna

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Alone--Heart (3rd week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Alone--Heart (2nd week at #1)
2 Shakedown--Bob Seger
3 I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)--Whitney Houston
4 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For--U2
5 I Want Your Sex--George Michael
6 Songbird--Kenny G
7 Point of No Return--Expose
8 Rhythm is Gonna Get You--Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine
9 Heart and Soul--T'Pau
10 Something so Strong--Crowded House

Singles entering the chart were Touch of Grey by the Grateful Dead (#79); Jump Start by Natalie Cole (#85); U Got the Look by Prince (#89); and Back to Paradise by .38 Special (#90).

Canada’s top 3 (The Record)
1 I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)—Whitney Houston
2 Alone—Heart
3 Shakedown—Bob Seger

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 Head to Toe--Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
2 I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)--Whitney Houston
3 Always--Atlantic Starr
4 Shakedown--Bob Seger
5 Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You--Glenn Medeiros
6 Alone--Heart
7 Funkytown--Pseudo Echo
8 Heart and Soul--T'Pau
9 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For--U2
10 You Keep Me Hangin' On--Kim Wilde

Singles entering the chart included Doing it All for My Baby by Huey Lewis and the News (#87); Love Power by Dionne Warwick & Jeffrey Osborne (#91); Back to Paradise by .38 Special (#94); Twistin' the Night Away by Rod Stewart (#96); and Ordinary People by the Box (#97).

Died on this date
Malcolm Baldrige, Jr., 64
. U.S. Secretary of Commerce, 1981-1987. Mr. Baldrige, an experienced horseman, was preparing for a rodeo in Walnut Creek, California, when the horse he was riding reared and fell on him.

Music
Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Rivers, and Smokey Robinson performed on the same bill in downtown Detroit.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (2-2) 1 @ British Columbia (4-0) 21

Roy Dewalt completed a 3-yard pass to Anthony Parker in the 2nd quarter for the game’s only touchdown and Lui Passaglia added a convert, 4 field goals, and 2 singles as the Lions coasted to victory over the Rough Riders before 33,771 fans at B.C. Place Stadium. Ken Clark’s 56-yard punt single in the 3rd quarter was the only Ottawa point. Ottawa offensive tackle Roger Cattelan, who had eaten breakfast with his team that morning, was nowhere to be seen at game time. The loss began a 13-game losing streak for the Rough Riders.

20 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Hazard--Richard Marx

#1 single in Italy: Rhythm is a Dancer--Snap! (9th week at #1)

#1 single in France: Le Chat--Pow woW (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Baby Got Back--Sir Mix-a-Lot (4th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Baby Got Back--Sir Mix-a-Lot (2nd week at #1)
2 I'll Be There--Mariah Carey
3 Under the Bridge--Red Hot Chili Peppers
4 Achy Breaky Heart--Billy Ray Cyrus
5 Tennessee--Arrested Development
6 Wishing on a Star--Cover Girls
7 Baby-Baby-Baby--TLC
8 Life is a Highway--Tom Cochrane
9 If You Asked Me To--Celine Dion
10 Damn I Wish I was Your Lover--Sophie B. Hawkins

Singles entering the chart included End of the Road by Boyz II Men (#65) and The Letter by Wayne Newton (#77).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 I'll Be There--Mariah Carey (3rd week at #1)
2 Just Another Day--Jon Secada
3 America--Kim Mitchell
4 Achy Breaky Heart--Billy Ray Cyrus
5 This Used to Be My Playground--Madonna
6 Damn I Wish I was Your Lover--Sophie B. Hawkins
7 Too Funky--George Michael
8 The Best Things in Life are Free--Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson
9 Hold on My Heart--Genesis
10 Take this Heart--Richard Marx

Singles entering the chart included Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-Lot (#99).

Economics and finance
Final talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement began with the government of Canada threatening to withdraw from negotiations unless a better deal on the manufacture of cars and clothing were offered.

Olympics
The summer Olympics opened in Barcelona with 169 nations participating, the first time in modern history that there were no nations boycotting or banned from the games.

10 years ago
2002


Football
CFL
Hamilton (2-3) 37 @ Ottawa (2-3-0-1) 38
Saskatchewan (3-2) 21 @ Calgary (1-4-0-1) 26

The Renegades led the Tiger-Cats 35-10 with less than a minute remaining in the 2nd quarter, but just barely held on to win before 24,355 fans at Frank Clair Stadium. Hamilton had a chance to win the game in the final seconds, but Paul Osbaldiston was unsuccessful on a long field goal attempt, and it went for a single point with 3 seconds remaining. Ottawa quarterback Dan Crowley rushed for a touchdown and threw 2 touchdown passes to Jimmy Oliver, who caught 11 passes for 110 yards. Darren Davis rushed 14 times for 52 yards and a touchdown for the Renegades, while his brother Troy carried 12 times for 53 yards and a touchdown for the Tiger-Cats. Hamilton quarterback Danny McManus completed 29 of 51 passes for 513 yards and touchdowns to Troy Davis, Archie Amerson, and Tony Akins, but also threw 4 interceptions. Mr. Amerson caught 9 passes for 221 yards. Mike Maurer scored the other Ottawa touchdown shen he recovered a Tiger-Cat fumble in the Hamilton end zone.

Scott Deibert, Marcus Crandell, and Kelvin Anderson rushed for touchdowns as the Stampeders defeated the Roughriders before 35,597 fans at McMahon Stadium. The Stampeders led 23-4 in the 3rd quarter before starting Saskatchewan quarterback Nealon Greene completed a 13-yard touchdown pass to Quincy Jackson. Backup quarterback Kevin Glenn rushed 5 yards for a touchdown with 33 seconds remaining in the game, converted by Paul McCallum.

Monday, 23 July 2012

July 24, 2012

150 years ago
1862


Died on this date
Martin Van Buren, 79
. 8th President of the United States of America, 1837-1841. Mr. Van Buren was one of the organizers of the Democratic Party, and was the first president who was not of British ancestry. His political career included stints as United States Senator from New York (1821-1828); Governor of New York (1829); U.S. Secretary of State (1829-1831); and Vice-President of the United States (1833-1837). He was the first incumbent vice-president to win the presidential election. Mr. Van Buren's term as president was beset by an economic depression following from the Panic of 1837, resulting in his unpopularity, which included the nickname "Martin Van Ruin." He ran for re-election in 1840 but was defeated by Whig party candidate William Henry Harrison. Mr. Van Buren ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1844 and had a majority of delegates at the national convention, but lacked the two-thirds necessary to win under the rules in place at the time, and he eventually lost to James K. Polk.

90 years ago
1922


Diplomacy
All 51 members of the League of Nations recognized “the historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine and the grounds for reconstituting their national home in that country.” The League also issued a Mandate validating France’s occupation of Syria and Lebanon.

The Palestine Mandate was a rewritten version of the Balfour Declaration. On November 2, 1917, British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour had issued the Declaration, which read:

His Majesty’s Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.

The League of Nations Mandate entrusting Palestine to British control had recently been submitted to the British parliament for approval. On June 21, 1922, a non-binding motion in the House of Lords declaring that the Palestine Mandate (embodying the policy of the Balfour Declaration) was unacceptable passed by a vote of 60-29. On July 4, the House of Commons took up the debate, with Colonial Secretary Winston Churchill delivering a persuasive speech on behalf of the government’s policy supporting the Balfour Declaration. The House voted 292-35 in favour of the government’s Palestine policy, in effect accepting the Palestine Mandate from the League of Nations.

75 years ago
1937


Crime
The State of Alabama dropped all charges against Willie Roberson, Olen Montgomery, Eugene Williams, and Roy Wright, four of the "Scottsboro Boys"--Negro youths who had been accused of raping two white women in 1931. One of the others, Charlie Weems, was convicted of rape and sentenced to 105 years in prison.

50 years ago
1962


On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Carleton Hobbs and Norman Shelley, on BBC Light Programme
Tonight’s episode: Silver Blaze

40 years ago
1972


Football
CFL
Pre-season
Hamilton (1-3) 13 @ Calgary (2-3) 28

30 years ago
1982


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: Fame--Irene Cara (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A.: (Billboard): Eye of the Tiger--Survivor

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Hurts So Good--John Cougar
2 Eye of the Tiger--Survivor
3 Don't You Want Me--The Human League
4 Rosanna--Toto
5 Hold Me--Fleetwood Mac
6 Love's Been a Little Bit Hard on Me--Juice Newton
7 Tainted Love--Soft Cell
8 Abracadabra--Steve Miller Band
9 Only the Lonely--The Motels
10 Ebony and Ivory--Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder

Singles entering the chart were Jack & Diane by John Cougar (#69); Let Me Tickle Your Fancy by Jermaine Jackson (#76); Only Time Will Tell by Asia (#84); What's Forever For by Michael Murphey (#86); Let Me Go by Ray Parker, Jr. (#87); Hot Fun in the Summertime by Dayton (#88); and She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft) by Jerry Reed (#90).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 Abracadabra--Steve Miller Band
2 Eye of the Tiger--Survivor
3 Hurts So Good--John Cougar
4 Body Language--Queen
5 I've Never Been to Me--Charlene
6 Going to a Go-Go--Rolling Stones
7 Ebony and Ivory--Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder
8 Rosanna--Toto
9 Crimson and Clover--Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
10 Who Can it Be Now?--Men at Work

Singles entering the chart were Vacation by the Go-Go's (#42); Think I'm in Love by Eddie Money (#45); Take it Away by Paul McCartney (#47); Love Leads to Madness by Nazareth ($48); and Mama Used to Say by Junior (#50).

War
Iran announced that she would agree to mediation by Algeria of her war against Iraq.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (2-1) 36 @ Winnipeg (2-1) 25
Saskatchewan (1-2) 25 @ Calgary (0-1-1) 19

Ron Johnson caught 7 passes for 85 yards and 3 touchdowns to lead the Tiger-Cats past the Blue Bombers before 27,919 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Mr. Johnson’s first touchdown came on a pass from wide receiver Keith Baker, and the others on passes from quarterback Tom Clements. Gerald Bess returned an interception 45 yards for the other Hamilton touchdown. Milson Jones rushed for 2 1-yard touchdowns and Dieter Brock completed a 26-yard pass to Mike Holmes for the other Winnipeg touchdown.

Joe Adams completed a 13-yard touchdown pass to John McCorquindale and Greg Fieger rushed 16 yards for another touchdown as the Roughriders outscored the Stampeders 15-0 in the 4th quarter before 31,017 fans at McMahon Stadium. Mr. Fieger’s touchdown, his second rushing TD of the game, came with 4:05 remaining. Calgary quarterback Gerry Dattilio threw an 8-yard pass to Willie Armstead for one touchdown and rushed 3 yards for the other.

25 years ago
1987


Edmontonia
Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah, Duchess of York, visited Fort Edmonton Park.

Journalism
Novelist and former British Conservative party official Jeffrey Archer was awarded record libel damages of £500,000 plus £700,000 in costs for a front-page story published by the Daily Star the previous November alleging that Mr. Archer had paid to have sex with a prostitute.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the gross national product had grown at an annual rate of 2.6% in the second quarter of 1987.

Tennis
Boris Becker of West Germany defeated John McEnroe of the United States 4-6, 15-13, 8-10, 6-2, 6-2 in a Davis Cup elimination match in Hartford, Connecticut. At 6 hours and 38 minuts, it was believed to have been the longest Davis Cup match ever played. The second set took 2 hours and 35 minutes to play.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (3-2) 42 @ Winnipeg (4-1) 28

Matt Dunigan rushed for two 1-yard touchdowns and completed touchdown bombs of 89 yards to Stephen Jones and 72 yards to Tom Richards to lead the Eskimos past the Blue Bombers before 29,260 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Rookie defensive back Stanley Blair returned an interception 71 yards for his only CFL touchdown and Milson Jones rushed 2 yards for the other Edmonton major. Ken Winey scored the Blue Bombers’ first touchdown on a 93-yard kickoff return in the 2nd quarter. Tom Clements completed an 11-yard touchdown pass to James Murphy in the 3rd quarter, and Willard Reaves rushed 1 yard for the other Winnipeg touchdown in the 4th quarter. The Eskimos scored 4 of their 6 converted touchdowns in the 2nd quarter. It was the final Eskimo game for kicker and punter Tom Dixon, who had lost favour with head coach Joe Faragalli. Not only was his field goal kicking erratic, but he kicked off to the wrong side of the field after Stephen Jones’ TD, allowing Mr. Winey to return the kick for a touchdown. Mr. Reaves rushed 17 times for 86 yards, going over 5,000 yards for his 5-year CFL career. Stephen Jones caught 5 passes for 127 yards, and Winnipeg’s Perry Tuttle caught 8 for 128.

20 years ago
1992


Died on this date
Sam Berger, 92
. Canadian lawyer and football executive. Mr. Berger was a co-owner of the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League from 1955-1968, and owner of the Montreal Alouettes from 1969-1980. With both teams, he saved teams that were in financial trouble and turned them into successful franchises. The Rough Riders won the Grey Cup in 1960 and 1968, and the Alouettes won the Grey Cup in 1970, 1974, and 1977. Mr. Berger served as the CFL’s president in 1964 and 1971, and was instrumental in negotiating the league’s first television contract. A military officer in World War II, Mr. Berger donated the Berger Trophy in 1942 for the championship of the Ottawa Senior City Football League. The league operated only in 1942, with the RCAF Uplands Flyers defeating the Ottawa Rough Riders to win the trophy. Mr. Berger was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1993.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (2-1) 13 @ Saskatchewan (1-2) 23

Kent Austin completed just 17 of 44 passes, but amassed 291 yards, including touchdowns of 27 yards to Ray Elgaard in the 1st quarter and 17 yards to Dan Farthing in the 2nd quarter to lead the Roughriders past the Rough Riders before 20,117 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Tom Burgess completed a 23-yard pass to James Ellingson in the 3rd quarter for the only Ottawa touchdown. Don Narcisse of Saskatchewan caught 12 passes for 144 yards.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

July 23, 2012

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Alla!

120 years ago
1892


Crime
An anarchist named Berkman shot and wounded H.C. Frick, manager of the Carnegie Steel Works in Homestead, Pennsylvania.

60 years ago
1952


On the radio
I Was a Communist for the FBI, starring Dana Andrews
Tonight’s episode: Canadian Crossfire

World events
The Free Officers Movement, under Muhammad Naguib and Gamal Nasser staged a bloodless military coup in Egypt, forcing King Farouk I to abdicate.

50 years ago
1962


Television
Broadcasting began from the United States to Europe via the recently-launched Telstar satellite. The first transmission was part of a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley Field in Chicago, with the broadcast originating from Chicago station WGN.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
British Columbia (1-1) 30 @ Hamilton (0-2) 20
Ottawa (1-1) 14 @ Winnipeg (1-0) 15

Baseball
The Philadelphia Phillies scored all their runs in the last 3 innings as they defeated the Chicago Cubs 5-3 in the "Telstar game" before 6,699 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

Jim O'Toole pitched a perfect game for 7 1/3 innings, settling for a 1-hitter, as the Cincinnati Reds blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 before 11,168 fans at Crosley Field in Cincinnati. Bob Skinner doubled with 1 out in the 8th inning for the only Pittsburgh hit, and Bill Virdon drew a base on balls with 2 out in the 9th for the only other Pirate to reach base. The Reds scored all the runs in the 6th.

Felix Torres singled home Billy Moran with 1 out in the bottom of the 14th inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a 6-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles before 8,251 fans at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Baltimore led 5-2 after 4 1/2 innings.

40 years ago
1972


Space
The United States launched Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS) 1, the first U.S. civilian satellite whose prime objective was to look at the surface of the Earth.

30 years ago
1982


Died on this date
Vic Morrow, 53
. U.S. actor. My-Ca Dinh Le, 7; Renee Shin-Yi Chen, 6. Vietnamese-born U.S. children. Mr. Morrow (no relation to this blogger), who began his movie career with a notable supporting performance in Blackboard Jungle (1955), starred in the television series Combat! from 1962-1967. He and the children mentioned above were near the end of filming a scene for the segment of Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) titled Time Out, when a pyrotechnic explosion caused a helicopter to spin out of control. It came down on top of them, and Mr. Morrow and My-Ca Dinh Le were decapitated, while Renee Shin-Yi Chen was crushed. All three died instantly. Director John Landis was charged with involuntary manslaughter and several others involved in the production were hit with various criminal charges, but in a typical example of Hollywood "justice," all were acquitted.

War
Iraqi helicopter gunships shelled Iranian positions near the Iraqi city of Basra.

World events
Polish authorities freed at least 14 political prisoners, most of them members of the trade union movement Solidarity.

Environment
The International Whaling Commission voted to ban all commercial whaling as of 1986. Inuit and other native hunters were permitted to continue subsistence-level hunting of whales.

Economics and finance
The United States Labor Department reported that consumer prices had risen 1% in June, pegging the annual inflation rate in double-digit figures for the second straight month.

Disasters
Flooding began in the Japanese state of Nagasaki. At least 245 people were killed, and 117 were missing and presumed dead.

Football
CFL
Montreal (0-2) 13 @ Toronto (1-1-1) 16

Condredge Holloway completed a 17-yard pass to Terry Greer with 31 seconds remaining in the game for the Argonauts’ only touchdown as they edged the Concordes before 31,875 fans at Exhibition Stadium. Marc Lacelle scored the only Montreal touchdown on a 1-yard rush with 16 seconds remaining in the 2nd quarter. David Overstreet of the Concordes led all rushers with 108 yards on 17 carries. Former Atlanta Falcons’ quarterback June Jones, dressing for his first CFL match, had relieved Mr. Holloway earlier in the game, completing 2 of 5 passes for 17 yards before suffering a career-ending knee injury.

25 years ago
1987


Protest
More than 200 people were killed and 100 wounded in the Haitian farming town of Jean-Rabel in a clash between wealthy landowners and a land-reform group. The subsequent official report said that the reformers had attacked first, killing 10 people. Hundreds of the reformers were then killed or wounded when attacked with machetes and clubs by supporters of the landowners.

Defense
Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev formally presented a new concession to the arms-control talks in Geneva. Mr. Gorbachev said that the U.S.S.R. could accept worldwide elimination of intermediate nuclear forces, and offered to forego basing warheads anywhere in its territory, including Soviet Asia, if the United States would do the same.

20 years ago
1992


Politics and government
Czech Prime Minister Václav Klaus and Slovak Prime Minister Vladimír Mečiar agreed to a plan for the division of Czechoslovakia into two independent states by the end of September.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (1-2) 39 @ Toronto (1-2) 30
Calgary (3-0) 37 @ British Columbia (0-3) 19

The Tiger-Cats, down 20-10 at halftime, outscored the Argonauts 29-10 in the 2nd half before 30,899 fans at SkyDome. Earl Winfield, who had caught a 23-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Damon Allen in the 1st quarter, started the Hamilton comeback in the 4th quarter with a 77-yard punt return for a touchdown. After a 53-yard field goal by Toronto’s Lance Chomyc with 4:22 remaining reduced the Tiger-Cats’ led to 26-23, Terry Wright returned an interception 28 yards for a touchdown with 2:28 left to increase the lead to 36-23 after Paul Osbaldiston’s convert. The Argonauts struck back with a 41-yard touchdown pass from Rickey Foggie to Mike “Pinball” Clemons, converted by Mr. Chomyc with 1:30 remaining, but Mr. Allen completed a pass to Nick Mazzoli for 82 yards, setting up a 1-yard touchdown run by Orville Lee with 42 seconds left. David Lucas scored Hamilton’s other touchdown on a 55-yard pass from Mr. Allen in the 3rd quarter. Mr. Foggie completed a 46-yard touchdown pass to Raghib “Rocket” Ismail in the 1st quarter and rushed 1 yard for a touchdown in the 2nd quarter. Mr. Foggie completed 21 of 43 passes for 342 yards and rushed 15 times for 110 yards.

Doug Flutie passed for 400 yards and rushed for 3 touchdowns to lead the Stampeders to their win over the Lions before 31,053 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver. Daryl Hall scored the other Calgary touchdown on a 74-yard interception return in the 2nd quarter. Danny Barrett started at quarterback for the Lions and completed touchdown passes to Mr. Flutie’s brother Darren and Mike Trevathan.

10 years ago
2002


Football
CFL
Winnipeg (4-1) 42 @ Toronto (1-4) 15

Khari Jones completed 23 of 30 passes for 361 yards and 5 touchdowns to lead the Blue Bombers past the Argonauts before 21,724 fans at SkyDome. It was the second straight game in which Mr. Jones had thrown 5 touchdown passes. Milt Stegall caught 10 passes for 189 yards and 3 touchdowns, with the others going to Mike Sellers and Antonio Brown. Derrell “Mookie” Mitchell scored the only Toronto touchdown on a 33-yard pass from quarterback Michael Bishop on the last play of the 1st quarter.

July 22, 2012

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Eileen Sasakamoose!

210 years ago
1802


World events
Gia Long conquered Hanoi and united Vietnam, which had experienced centuries of feudal warfare.

75 years ago
1937


Politics
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's plan to "pack" the U.S. Supreme Court with judges who wouldn't strike down his New deal legislation was rejected by the U.S. Senate.

Crime
Andrew Wright, one of the "Scottsboro Boys"--Negro youths accused of raping two white women in Alabama in 1931--was convicted of rape and sentenced to 99 years in prison.

60 years ago
1952


On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: The Crooked Frame, starring Richard Kiley, Neva Patterson, Dean Harens, and Lois Wheeler

40 years ago
1972


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: Puppy Love--Donny Osmond (3rd week at #1)

Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Sylvia's Mother--Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show
2 Alone Again (Naturally)--Gilbert O'Sullivan
3 Puppy Love--Donny Osmond
4 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face--Roberta Flack
5 Song Sung Blue--Neil Diamond
6 Marshall's Portable Music Machine--Robin Jolley
7 Hurting Each Other--Carpenters
8 Nice to Be with You--Gallery
9 Vincent--Don McLean
10 Everything I Own--Bread

Singles entering the chart were (Last Night) I Didn't Get to Sleep at All by the 5th Dimension (#24); I'll Never Smile Again by Daddy Cool (#33); and Mary Had a Little Lamb by Wings (#38).

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Lean on Me--Bill Withers (3rd week at #1)

U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Lean on Me--Bill Withers (2nd week at #1)
2 Too Late to Turn Back Now--Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose
3 Daddy Don't You Walk so Fast--Wayne Newton
4 Troglodyte--The Jimmy Castor Bunch
5 (If Loving You is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right--Luther Ingram
6 Alone Again (Naturally)--Gilbert O'Sullivan
7 I Wanna Be Where You Are--Michael Jackson
8 Too Young--Donny Osmond
9 Take it Easy--Eagles
10 Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)--Looking Glass

Singles entering the chart were The Guitar Man by Bread (#69); The Coldest Days of My Life (Part 1) by the Chi-Lites (#71); This World by the Staple Singers (#79); Run to Me by the Bee Gees (#80); All Down the Line by the Rolling Stones (#83); Easy Livin' by Uriah Heep (#85); I'll Play the Blues for You by Albert King (#86); In the Quiet Morning by Joan Baez (#92); Don't Take My Kindness for Weakness by Soul Children (#93); If You Leave Me Tonight I'll Cry by Jerry Wallace (#94); Little Woman Love by Wings (#95); Down by the River by Albert Hammond (#97); Yankee Lady by Brewer and Shipley (#98); and (They Long to Be) Close to You by Jerry Butler and Brenda Lee Eager (#100). If You Leave Me Tonight I'll Cry was from an episode of Rod Serling's Night Gallery titled The Tune in Dan's Cafe, originally broadcast on NBC on January 5, 1972.

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Troglodyte--The Jimmy Castor Bunch (2nd week at #1)
2 Wild Eyes--Stampeders
3 Daddy Don't You Walk so Fast--Wayne Newton
4 Song Sung Blue--Neil Diamond
5 Too Late to Turn Back Now--Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose
6 Alone Again (Naturally)--Gilbert O'Sullivan
7 Masquerade--Edward Bear
8 Rocket Man--Elton John
9 Too Young--Donny Osmond
10 Conquistador--Procol Harum (with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra)

Singles entering the chart were Join Together by the Who (#63); The Guitar Man by Bread (#64); Small Beginnings by Flash (#86); Down on Me by Janis Joplin (#88); You're Still a Young Man by Tower of Power (#89); Looking Through the Window by the Jackson 5 (#90); Can't Get Hurt Any More by Ginette Reno (#91); Concrete Sea by Terry Jacks (#93); Time by Marty Butler (#94); I'm Still in Love with You by Al Green (#95); Ride Johnny Ride by Mashmakhan (#96); I am Woman by Helen Reddy (#97); Feelin' Better Already by Everyday People (#98); You Really Got Me by Thundermug (#99); and Love is a Railroad by Pepper Tree (#100).

Calgary's top 10
1 How Do You Do--Mouth and MacNeal (3rd week at #1)
2 Wild Eyes--Stampeders
3 Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)--Looking Glass
4 Daddy Don't You Walk so Fast--Wayne Newton
5 Take it Easy--Eagles
6 Nice to Be with You--Gallery
7 Sealed with a Kiss--Bobby Vinton
8 The Candy Man--Sammy Davis, Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation
9 Song Sung Blue--Neil Diamond
10 I Need You--America
Pick hit of the week: Alone Again (Naturally)--Gilbert O'Sullivan

30 years ago
1982


Died on this date
Lloyd Waner, 76
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Waner, who was known as “Little Poison” in contrast to his brother Paul “Big Poison” Waner, was an outfielder with five National League teams from 1927-1945, most notably with the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1927-1941 and 1944-1945. A leadoff hitter, he batted .316 in 1,993 games, with 27 home runs and 598 runs batted in. In his only World Series, he batted .400 as the Pirates were swept in 4 games by the New York Yankees in 1927. Mr. Waner was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1967.

Sonny Stitt, 58. U.S. jazz saxophonist. A performer of the bebop/hard bop idiom, Mr. Stitt recorded over 100 albums.

War
A 12-day ceasefire between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization ended when Israel attacked eastern Lebanon and west Beirut, charging that the cease-fire had been violated by Syrians and Palestinians.

Great Britain eased its 200-mile sea and air blockade around the Falkland Islands, but asked Argentina to keep its military ships and airplanes at least 150 miles away.

World events
Supporters of the Polish trade union movement Solidarity were arrested at a counter-demonstration against ceremonies honouring Poland’s National Day.

25 years ago
1987


Died on this date
Jack Lescoulie, 74
. U.S. radio and television personality. Mr. Lescoulie was an announcer on a number of programs, but was best known for his work on the NBC morning television program Today from 1952-1961 and 1962-1967. He spent his first nine years on Today as the sidekick of host Dave Garroway, and he died exactly five years and one day after Mr. Garroway. Mr. Lescoulie also briefly hosted Tonight! America After Dark in 1957.

Don McMahon, 57. U.S. baseball pitcher and coach. Mr. McMahon pitched in 874 major league games--all but 2 as a relief pitcher--from 1957-1974, with 7 teams, compiling a record of 90 wins and 58 losses, with 153 saves. He played in 10 games in 3 World Series, pitching for the Milwaukee Braves in 1957 and Detroit Tigers in 1968 as they won the series, and the Braves in 1958. Mr. McMahon led the National League in appearances in 1959 with 49, and in saves that year with 15 while with the Braves. He became the pitching coach for the San Francisco Giants in 1972 and continued to play for them, retiring as a player at the age of 44. He was a pitching coach for two other major league teams before joining the Los Angeles Dodgers as a coach and batting practice pitcher. He died several hours after suffering a heart attack while pitching batting practice.

Crime
Palestinian cartoonist Naji Salim al-Ali was critically wounded when he was shot in the face outside his office in London.

Football
CFL
Calgary (1-5) 16 @ Toronto (2-2-1) 26

Gill Fenerty caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Gilbert Renfroe in the 3rd quarter and rushed 1 yard for a touchdown in the 4th quarter as the Argonauts handed the Stampeders their fifth straight loss before 31,524 fans at Exhibition Stadium. Darrell K. Smith scored the other Toronto touchdown on a 54-yard pass from Mr. Renfroe in the 2nd quarter. Calgary’s Andy McVey rushed 1 yard for the game’s first touchdown in the 1st quarter, and quarterback Rick Worman connected with Larry Willis for a 10-yard touchdown with 1:36 remaining in regulation time. A 2-point convert attempt on the last touchdown was unsuccessful.

20 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden: Abba-esque--Erasure (5th week at #1)

Crime
Pablo Escobar, a cocaine trafficker who had become a billionaire in Colombia and had accepted a prison sentence in a plea bargain in 1991, escaped from prison in Envigado with at least seven other prisoners, the day after they had taken guns from guards and seized officials who had come to transfer them. The hostages were freed when soldiers attacked the prison, but Mr. Escobar and his associates escaped through a tunnel. At least six people were killed in the clashes at the prison.

Economics and finance
U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan predicted that the economic expansion would soon gain momentum.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (2-1) 32 @ Winnipeg (2-1) 51

Matt Dunigan and Sammy Garza combined for 392 yards passing and 5 touchdowns to lead the Blue Bombers past the Eskimos before 24,265 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Larry Thompson caught 6 passes for 156 yards and 2 touchdowns, and set up another Winnipeg touchdown when he fumbled on the Edmonton 1-yard line after a 58-yard gain, and teammate Eric Streater recovered and went in for the touchdown. Robert Mimbs scored the other 2 Blue Bomber touchdowns on rushes of 5 and 32 yards. Edmonton quarterback Tracy Ham completed 25 of 42 passes for 366 yards and 4 touchdowns. Chris Armstrong led the Eskimos with 6 catches for 140 yards and 3 touchdowns, with Jim Sandusky catching Mr. Ham’s other touchdown pass. Mike Pringle rushed 6 times for 12 yards and caught 1 pass for 7 in his last game as an Eskimo until 2003. Winnipeg defensive back Rod Hill blocked a punt, setting a CFL career record with his eighth blocked kick.

10 years ago
2002


Died on this date
Salah Shehade, 49
. Palestinian terrorist leader. Mr. Shehade, a leader of the military wing of the Islamist movement Hamas, was killed when Israeli forces dropped a bomb on his house in Gaza City, killing Mr. Shehade, his wife and daughter, seven members of the Matar family next door, and five other people.