Friday, 28 September 2012

September 29, 2012

120 years ago
1892


Politics and government
Stuart Knill, a Roman Catholic, was elected Lord Mayor of London.

110 years ago
1902


Baseball
The Boston Americans beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 in the last game played at Oriole Park.

80 years ago
1932


Baseball
World Series
Chicago Cubs 2 @ New York Yankees 5 (New York led best-of-seven series 2-0)

The Yankees scored 2 runs in each of the 1st and 3rd innings. Lefty Gomez won the pitchers’ duel over Lon Warneke before 50,709 fans at Yankee Stadium.

70 years ago
1942


Americana
U.S. Navy Lieutenant John F. Kennedy wrote to playwright Clare Booth Luce to thank her for a good luck coin that she'd sent him.

60 years ago
1952


Football
WIFU
Calgary (5-6) 28 @ Winnipeg (8-2-1) 39
Edmonton (6-4-1) 25 @ Saskatchewan (2-9) 13

Tom Casey scored 3 touchdowns to lead the Blue Bombers to victory over the Stampeders at Osborne Stadium. Kas Vidruk, Mel Embree, and Lorne Benson scored the other Winnipeg majors. Hal Beatty, Bob Shaw, Paul Salata, Keith Spaith, and Brian Mulhern scored Calgary touchdowns.

Frank Morris, Mike King, Jim Chambers, and Rollie Miles scored touchdowns as the Eskimos came back from a 12-1 2nd-quarter deficit to defeat the Roughriders at Taylor Field in Regina. Joe Aguirre converted all 4 TDs and added a single, but suffered a season-ending broken ankle in the 4th quarter. Nellie Greene and Harry Lampman scored touchdowns for Saskatchewan.

50 years ago
1962


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy: Cuando calienta el sol--Hermanos Rigual (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): She's Not You--Elvis Presley (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Sherry--The 4 Seasons (3rd week at #1)

U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Sherry--The 4 Seasons (4th week at #1)
2 Ramblin' Rose--Nat King Cole
3 Green Onions--Booker T. and the M.G.'s
4 Patches--Dickey Lee
5 Monster Mash--Bobby (Boris) Pickett and the Crypt Kickers
6 Let's Dance--Chris Montez
7 Sheila--Tommy Roe
8 Alley Cat--Bent Fabric
9 You Belong to Me--The Duprees
10 Lie to Me--Brook Benton

Singles entering the chart were All Alone Am I (#50)/Save All Your Lovin' for Me (#54) by Brenda Lee; Warmed Over Kisses (Left Over Love) by Brian Hyland (#70); Baby Face by Bobby Darin (#71); If a Man Answers by Bobby Darin (#73); (Dance with The) Guitar Man by Duane Eddy and the Rebelettes (#75); Ten Lonely Guys by Pat Boone (#77); The Burning of Atlanta by Claude King (#80); I Left My Heart in the Balcony by Linda Scott (#89); James (Hold the Ladder Steady) by Sue Thompson (#98); Mr. Lonely by Buddy Greco (#100); Baby, That's All by Jackie Wilson (also #100); and Casanova Brown by the Young Sisters (also #100). If a Man Answers was the title song of the movie starring Mr. Darin.

On television tonight
The Jackie Gleason American Scene Magazine, on CBS

This was the first episode of Mr. Gleason's new variety show. Art Carney returned to play Ed Norton in the first Honeymooners' skit in five years. Sue Ane Langdon played Alice Kramden and Patricia Wilson played Trixie Norton. Immediately preceding the Honeymooners' skit, which closed the show, was a musical number with the Newton Brothers, with Wayne Newton singing and playing the banjo. Frank Fontaine also appeared on the show in character as Crazy Guggenheim.

Space
Canada’s first satellite, Alouette 1, was launched from Pacific Missile Range at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Its mission was to be a topside ionosphere sounder. Alouette 1 was the first satellite to be constructed in a country other than the U.S.S.R. or U.S.A.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (5-3-1) 0 @ Ottawa (5-4) 27
Toronto (1-7) 17 @ Saskatchewan (5-4-1) 21
British Columbia (5-6) 46 @ Edmonton (4-6-1) 24

Russ Jackson rushed for touchdowns of 7 and 14 yards, passed 22 yards to Len Chandler for another TD, and handed off to Millard Flemming for a 2-yard run for the other touchdown as the Rough Riders blanked the Tiger-Cats before 17,124 fans at Lansdowne Park. Ernie White rushed 15 times for 93 yards for Ottawa and caught 2 passes for 90.

Bob Ptacek completed an 80-yard touchdown pass to Ray Purdin late in the 4th quarter to give the Roughriders their win over the Argonauts before 11,900 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. The Roughriders trailed 11-1 early in the 4th quarter, but came back with a 2-yard touchdown run by Bill Gray and a 26-yard TD pass from Mr. Ptacek to Ferd Burket. Dick Shatto and Aubrey Linne scored touchdowns for Toronto. Mr. Ptacek completed 16 of 22 passes for 327 yards. Gerry McDougall led the Argonauts' rushing attack with 146 yards, while Mr. Shatto carried 10 rimes for 56 yards and a touchdown and caught 5 passes for 69.

Joe Kapp completed 13 of 22 passes for 427 yards and 6 touchdowns and rushed for a touchdown of his own as the Lions beat the Eskimos before 18,322 fans at Clarke Stadium. Mack Burton and Tom Larscheid each caught 2 touchdown passes, with Willie Fleming and Jim Carphin catching 1 each. Mr. Burton, perhaps the CFL's outstanding rookie, snapped an Achilles tendon and was lost for the rest of the season. Jim Walden, Bobby Walden, and Tony Kehrer scored Edmonton touchdowns. Ted Tully, replacing the injured Tommy-Joe Coffey as the Eskimos’ kicker, added 2 converts and a field goal, and Bobby Walden punted for a single. It was Rollie Miles Night at Clarke Stadium, as the Eskimos honoured one of their greatest players, who had recorded an outstanding 11-year career from 1951-1961.

40 years ago
1972


Died on this date
Richard Crooks, 72
. U.S. opera singer. Mr. Crooks, a tenor, starred with the Metropolitan Opera in New York in the 1930s and 1940s, and hosted The Voice of Firestone (originally known as The Firestone Hour) radio program on NBC from 1928-1945.

Diplomacy
Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka and Chinese Premier Chou En-lai signed an accord to end the technical state of war that had existed between the countries since 1937, and renewed diplomatic relations. The agreement ended Mr. Tanaka’s five-day visit to Peking, where he also called on Chairman Mao Tse-tung in the Forbidden City. In a joint statement, Mr. Tanaka accepted the Chinese position that “Taiwan is an inalienable part” of the People’s Republic of China. After notifying Nationalist China of its new policy that day, Japan severed diplomatic relations with Taiwan.

Baseball
Tom Seaver pitched a 2-hitter and the New York Mets scored a run in the 9th inning off Nelson Briles as the Mets edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 to give Mr. Seaver his 20th win of the season.

30 years ago
1982


Died on this date
Monty Stratton, 70
. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Stratton pitched with the Chicago White Sox from 1934-1938, compiling a record of 36 wins and 23 losses. He was 15-5 with an earned run average of 2.40 in 1937 and was named to American League all-star team. Mr. Stratton was 15-9 in 1938, but in November, he fell while hunting and accidentally shot himself in the right leg, which had to be amputated. After a couple of years as a coach with the White Sox, he attempted a comeback using an artificial leg. In 1946 Mr. Stratton pitched for the Sherman Twins of the class C East Texas League, compiling a record of 18-8. Hollywood decided to make a movie about him, and Mr. Stratton reduced his pitching workload in order to assist the film project. The Stratton Story, starring James Stewart, was released in 1949, and won the Academy Award for Best Writing, Motion Picture Story.

Edmontonia
Suzanne Flannigan was named Miss Edmonton 1983 in a pageant that was telecast on CFRN.

Crime
Seven people in the Chicago area died after taking Extra-Strength Tylenol capsules laced with potassium cyanide.

25 years ago
1987


Died on this date
Henry Ford II, 70
. U.S. automobile executive. Mr. Ford, the grandson of Henry Ford and son of Edsel Ford, was president of the Ford Motor Company from 1945-1960 and chairman and chief executive officer from 1960-1979. He died 25 days after his 70th birthday.

Baseball
Don Mattingly of the New York Yankees set a major league record with his 6th grand slam of the season--the last one off Bruce Hurst--as the Yankees blanked the Boston Red Sox 6-0.

The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto, while the Detroit Tigers whipped the Baltimore Orioles 10-1 at Tiger Stadium, leaving the Blue Jays 1 1/2 games ahead of the Tigers in the race for the American League East Division pennant. The Blue Jays had 4 games remaining, the Tigers 5.

20 years ago
1992


Politics and government
Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies voted overwhelmingly to suspend President Fernando Collor de Mello for 180 days, pending his trial in the Senate on corruption charges. Vice-President Itamar Franco would become acting President, and would fill Mr. Collor’s term, due to expire in 1985, if Mr. Collor were convicted.

10 years ago
2002


Football
CFL
Toronto (5-9) 3 @ Montreal (11-3-0-1) 38
Edmonton (11-3) 34 @ Hamilton (6-8) 33

Anthony Calvillo completed 23 of 32 passes for 287 yards and touchdowns to Jeremaine Copeland and Ben Cahoon as the Alouettes routed the Argonauts before a sellout crowd of 20,002 at Molson Stadium. Thomas Haskins rushed 13 times for 87 yards and another Montreal touchdown, and caught 7 passes for 59 yards. Mark Washington scored the game’s final TD on a 48-yard interception return.

Paul Osbaldiston missed a 43-yard field goal attempt with 14 seconds left in regulation time, and the resulting single point left the Tiger-Cats 1 point short of the Eskimos before 16,054 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Jason Tucker of the Eskimos caught 5 passes for 88 yards and 3 touchdowns, the first from starting quarterback Ricky Ray and the others from backup quarterback Jason Maas. Edmonton defensive back Jerome Peterson scored his only CFL touchdown on a 50-yard interception return in the 1st quarter as the Eskimos built a 17-0 lead. The Tiger-Cats responded with 25 straight points in the 2nd quarter, including touchdown passes by Danny McManus to Darren Flutie, Andrew Grigg, and Tony Akins. Jarret Smith scored the other Hamilton touchdown on a 1-yard rush with 5:40 remaining in regulation time. Edmonton’s John Avery led all rushers with 18 carries for 150 yards, while Mr. Grigg led all receivers with 113 yards on 5 receptions. It was the first CFL game for Edmonton’s Randy Chevrier, a backup defensive tackle and long snapper. The win clinched a playoff spot for the Eskimos for the 31st consecutive season.

Baseball
The Chicago Cubs ended the season by firing manager Bruce Kimm, making the announcement, at Mr. Kimm's request, before the game, in which the Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3. The Cubs became the first modern major league team to lead the league in strikeouts by pitchers (1,333) and batters (1,269) in the same season.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

September 28, 2012

470 years ago
1542


Exploration
Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo of Portugal, sailing under the flag of Spain, arrived at what is now known as San Diego Bay.

130 years ago
1882


Baseball
The Troy Trojans beat the Worcester Brown Stockings 4-1 before a major league record-low turnout of 6 fans at Worcester Driving Park Grounds.

100 years ago
1912


Music
Memphis Blues by W.C. Handy was published.

Football
IRFU-university (exhibition)
Ottawa College 7 @ Hamilton Tigers 16

ARU
Edmonton (1-0) 21 @ Calgary YMCA (0-1) 0

Art O'Donahue and Leo Cullnan scored touchdowns as the Eskimos won at Hillhurst Park.

Baseball
The Chicago Cubs fired manager Frank Chance, despite his leading the team to a 91-59 record in 1912.

80 years ago
1932


On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Richard Gordon and Leigh Lovell, on NBC
Tonight’s episode: The Second Stain

Baseball
World Series Game 1
Chicago Cubs 6 @ New York Yankees 12 (New York led best-of-seven series 1-0)

After the Cubs took a 2-0 lead in the top of the 1st inning, Lou Gehrig hit a 3-run home run to give the Yankees a 3-2 lead after 4 innings. The Yankees then scored 6 runs in the last 3 innings to put the game away. Red Ruffing pitched a complete game to get the win over Guy Bush. Attendance at Yankee Stadium was 41,459.

Philadelphia Athletics' owner and manager Connie Mack began dismantling his team, selling outfielders Al Simmons and Mule Haas and third baseman Jimmy Dykes to the Chicago White Sox for an estimated $100,000.

60 years ago
1952


Football
IRFU
Toronto (4-0-1) 12 @ Montreal (0-5) 6

ORFU
Sarnia (6-0) 30 @ Toronto (4-2) 12

Virgil Wagner scored a touchdown to give the Alouettes an early lead, but Nobby Wirkowski completed 2 touchdown passes to Uly Curtis to win the game for the Argonauts before 17,472 fans at Delorimier Stadium in the first football game in Canada to be televised; it was broadcast to viewers in Montreal by CBFT. It was also the first game as an Argonaut for end Zeke O'Connor.

Corky Duchene scored 3 touchdowns to lead the Imperials over Balmy Beach before 5,000 fans at Maple Leaf Stadium. Johnny Sells and Joe Florence scored the other Sarnia touchdowns. Johnny Pont of Balmy Beach rushed for 145 yards and a touchdown, and returned a kickoff 90 yards for the other Toronto TD.

Baseball
The Brooklyn Dodgers and Boston Braves played to a 5-5 tie in 12 innings at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn in the last regular season game played by the Braves while the team was based in Boston.

50 years ago
1962


Baseball
The Chicago Cubs edged the New York Mets before only 595 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

40 years ago
1972


Died on this date
Rory Storm, 34
. U.K. musician. Mr. Storm, born Alan Caldwell, was lead singer and guitarist with Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, the group that Ringo Starr was playing with when he left to replace Pete Best as drummer with the Beatles in 1962. Mr. Storm died of a possibly accidental combination of sleeping pills and alcohol. His mother was found dead in the same house the next day; speculation was that she committed suicide after finding her son dead. For more on Mr. Storm, see Bill Harry's article While My Guitar Gently Weeps.

Hockey
Canada (NHL)-U.S.S.R. series
Game 8 @ Luzhniki Sports Palace, Moscow
Canada 6 U.S.S.R. 5 (Canada won series 4-3-1)

Paul Henderson scored the most famous goal in hockey history with 34 seconds remaining in the game to win the game and the series for Canada. Canada trailed 5-3 after 2 periods, but Phil Esposito and Yvan Cournoyer scored to tie the game 5-5. The teams took turns scoring in the 1st period, with Aleksandr Yakushev opening the scoring for the U.S.S.R. Mr. Esposito scored to tie it, Igor Lutchenko put the Soviets ahead again, and Brad Park tied it again. Vladimir Shadrin gave the Soviets a 3-2 lead in the 2nd period, but Bill White tied the game before Mr. Yakushev scored his second goal of the game and Vladimir Vasiliev gave the U.S.S.R. a 5-3 lead after 2 periods. Mr. Henderson's goal was his third straight game-winner. It was the only game that Canada won with Ken Dryden in goal. Vladislav Tretiak played the entire series in goal for the Soviets.

30 years ago
1982


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden: Cat People (Putting Out Fire)--David Bowie (3rd week at #1)

War
Israeli troops were withdrawn from the port of Beirut, but others remained at Beirut International Airport. U.S. President Ronald Reagan announced that U.S. Marines would land in Beirut the next day and would remain there until all Syrian and Israeli troops were withdrawn from Lebanon.

Baseball
In the first game of a doubleheader between the Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays, Jim Clancy of the Blue Jays pitched 8 perfect innings before yielding a single to Randy Bush. Mr. Clancy won a 3-0 1-hitter. The Blue Jays completed the sweep when they overcame a 3-0 deficit to win 4-3, knocking Minnesota starting pitcher Terry Felton out of the box. It was the final major league game for Mr. Felton, who took the loss and left the majors with a career record of 0-13.

25 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): La Bamba--Los Lobos

Died on this date
Ray Madden, 95
. U.S. politician. Mr. Madden, a Democrat, was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Indiana from 1943-1977.

Disasters
Colombian officials reported that an avalanche of mud had killed at least 175 people in Medellin.

Baseball
The Minnesota Twins beat the Texas Rangers 5-3 to clinch the American League West Division pennant for the first time in 17 years, while the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 5-4 to clinch the National League East Division pennant for the first time in 16 years.

The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto, while the Baltimore Orioles blanked the Detroit Tigers 3-0 at Tiger Stadium, leaving the Blue Jays 2 1/2 games ahead of the Tigers in the race for the American League East Division pennant. The Blue Jays had 5 games remaining, the Tigers 6.

10 years ago
2002


Football
CFL
Ottawa (3-11-0-2) 11 @ Saskatchewan (7-6-0-1) 29

Paul McCallum kicked 5 field goals—including kicks of 56 and 52 yards—as the Rough Riders beat the Renegades before 20,098 fans on a windy day at Taylor Field in Regina. The Roughriders scored both of their touchdowns in the 3rd quarter, on a 19-yard pass from Nealon Greene to Brian Roberson and a 1-yard rush by Chris Szarka. The Renegades scored their only touchdown on a 39-yard pass from Dan Crowley to Damon Hodge on the first play of the 4th quarter.

Baseball
The Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 17-9 to clinch the National League West Division pennant, while the San Francisco Giants defeated the Houston Astros 4-2 to clinch the NL wild card playoff spot.

September 27, 2012

70 years ago
1942


Baseball
The St. Louis Cardinals swept a doubleheader from the Chicago Cubs 9-2 and 4-1 to clinch the National League pennant.

60 years ago
1952


Hit Parade
#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): You Belong to Me--Jo Stafford with Paul Weston and his Orchestra (Best seller--3rd week at #1; Disc Jockey--3rd week at #1); I Went to Your Wedding--Patti Page (Juke Box--1st week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 You Belong to Me--Jo Stafford with Paul Weston and his Orchestra
--Patti Page
--Dean Martin
2 Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart--Vera Lynn
--Eddy Howard
3 Wish You Were Here--Eddie Fisher
4 Half as Much--Rosemary Clooney
5 I Went to Your Wedding--Patti Page
6 Meet Mister Callaghan--Les Paul
--Harry Grove Trio
7 High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)--Frankie Laine
--Tex Ritter
8 Jambalaya--Jo Stafford
9 Botch-A-Me--Rosemary Clooney
10 Walkin' My Baby Back Home--Johnnie Ray
--Nat "King" Cole and Billy May and his Orchestra

Singles entering the chart were Say You'll Wait for Me by Al Martino (#27); Love Me (Baby Can't You Love Me) by Johnnie Ray (#40); and You Like? by Eileen Barton (#41).

Football
IRFU
Ottawa (2-3) 13 @ Hamilton (3-1-1) 27

Hal Waggoner rushed 15 yards for the clinching touchdown late in the 3rd quarter, two plays after Bernie Custis had returned a kickoff 85 yards to the Ottawa 45-yard line, as the Tiger-Cats beat the Rough Riders before 16,000 fans at Civic Stadium. The TD was the second of the game for Mr. Waggoner; other Hamilton touchdowns were scored by Bill Mackrides and Dick Brown. Howie Turner and Bob Simpson scored touchdowns in the 3rd quarter for the Rough Riders, who trailed 18-1 at halftime.

WIFU
Edmonton (5-4-1) 18 @ Winnipeg (7-2-1) 40
Calgary (5-5) 16 @ Saskatchewan (2-8) 9

Tommy Ford scored 2 touchdowns, with others coming from Ralph McAllister, Keith Pearce, Tom Casey, Mel Embree, and Mr. Maguire, as the Blue Bombers routed the Eskimos before 9,600 fans in 92 F.-heat at Osborne Stadium. Mike King, Rae Enright, and Joe Aguirre scored Edmonton touchdowns, with Mr. Aguirre converting all 3.

Keith Spaith threw to Pete Thodos for the winning touchdown in the 3rd quarter as the Stampeders overcame a 6-0 1st-quarter deficit to defeat the Roughriders before 12,000 fans at Taylor Field in Regina.

ORFU
Windsor (0-5) 12 @ Brantford (1-4) 37

The Redskins outscored the Royals 25-0 in the 2nd half to record their first win in the ORFU. Quarterback Al Dekdebrun directed a balanced attack that produced 2 touchdowns by Tom Moran, and 1 each by Messrs. Holland, Kinder, Brady and Granby. Messrs. Lee and Bissett scored touchdowns for Windsor in the 2nd quarter.

Canadian university
McMaster (0-2) 12 @ Toronto (1-0) 16

Hank Tamowski recovered a fumbled punt in the McMaster end zone and Ted Lansky recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for another Toronto TD as the Varsity Blues took a 13-0 lead in the 1st quarter and held on to defeat the Marauders before 14,579 fans at Varsity Stadium. Max Woolley scored both McMaster touchdowns on 1-yard runs in the 2nd and 4th quarters.

Baseball
Eddie Mathews hit 3 home runs to lead the Boston Braves past the Brooklyn Dodgers 11-3 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. It was the last major league win for pitcher Virgil Jester and the last regular season win for the Braves while the franchise was based in Boston.

Billy Meyer announced his resignation after 5 years as manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 1952 Pirates finished with a record of 42-112, the worst of any major league team of the 1950s.

50 years ago
1962


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): She's Not You--Elvis Presley (3rd week at #1)

On television tonight
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Don't Look Behind You,, starring Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Abraham Sofaer, and Dick Sargent.

Space
The U.S.S.R. launched the satellite Cosmos 9.

Football
CFL
Montreal (2-5-2) 23 @ Winnipeg (8-2) 31

Defensive end Herb Gray's 15-yard interception return for a touchdown late in the 2nd quarter proved decisive as the Blue Bombers beat the Alouettes before 16,532 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Mr. Gray's interception, which gave Winnipeg a 22-14 lead after the convert, came when Montreal quarterback Sandy Stephens, scrimmaging from his own 10-yard line, attempted to pass under pressure and attempted to pass. Roger Hagberg scored 2 touchdowns for the Blue Bombers, while Gerry James scored a touchdown, 2 converts, a field goal, and a single. George Dixon rushed for 193 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Alouettes. Tom Cloutier scored the other Montreal touchdown on a pass from Mr. Stephens. Vic Chapman, playing his first game as an Alouette after being acquired from the Edmonton Eskimos, punted for 2 singles.

40 years ago
1972


Football
CFL
Montreal (3-6) 22 @ Winnipeg (8-2) 26

Don Jonas threw touchdown passes of 23 yards to Bob LaRose, 54 yards to Jim Thorpe, and 8 yards to Mack Herron as the Blue Bombers held on to defeat the Alouettes before 20,836 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Ike Brown rushed 1 yard for the first Montreal touchdown in the 1st quarter, and quarterback Sonny Wade threw touchdown passes of 7 yards to Peter Dalla Riva and 41 yards to John Eason. Mr. Wade led a late drive into scoring position, but on a third-down-and-7 yards to go from the Winnipeg 26-yard line with less than 3 minutes remaining in the game, Mr. Wade completed a pass to Mr. Brown, but he was stopped 1 yard short of the first down by Winnipeg linebacker Paul Robson.

30 years ago
1982


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Eye of the Tiger--Survivor (2nd week at #1)

On television tonight
Square Pegs, on CBS
Tonight’s episode: Pilot

This was the first episode of the short-lived, but fondly-remembered comedy series.

Baseball
Willie McGee's 3-run inside-the-park home run in the 2nd inning led the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-2 win over the Montreal Expos, clinching the National League East Division pennant for the Cardinals.

25 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in France: Joe le taxi--Vanessa Paradis (9th week at #1)

Football
CFL
Calgary (6-7) 33 @ Hamilton (6-6) 17
British Columbia (8-4) 20 @ Saskatchewan (3-8-1) 35

Rick Worman completed touchdown passes of 23 and 85 yards to Larry Willis and rushed for a touchdown of his own to lead the Stampeders over the Tiger-Cats before 14,189 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium. The only Hamilton touchdown was scored by quarterback Tom Porras on a 4-yard rush with 46 seconds remaining in the game. Mr. Porras then threw to Jacques Chapdelaine for a 2-point convert. Mr. Willis caught 4 passes for 166 yards, while Tony Champion of the Tiger-Cats caught 6 for 134. Hamilton’s Johnnie Jones led all rushers with 101 yards on 10 carries.

Dave Ridgway kicked 5 field goals and 2 converts as the Roughriders beat the Lions before 24,682 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Walter Bender rushed 23 times for 79 yards and scored the first Saskatchewan touchdown. Safety Glen Suitor scored the Roughriders’ other touchdown on a 34-yard interception return. Jim Sandusky scored both B.C. touchdowns, on a 75-yard pass from starting quarterback Roy Dewalt in the 2nd quarter, and a 22-yard pass from backup quarterback Greg Vavra with 26 seconds remaining in the game. Saskatchewan quarterback Jeff Bentrim completed just 8 of 21 passes for 99 yards. Messrs. Dewalt and Vavra completed just 17 of 40, but for 375 yards.

Baseball
Kirk Gibson hit a home run in the top of the 9th inning off Tom Henke to tie the game 2-2 an then drove in Jim Walewander with a bloop single off Jeff Musselman in the top of the 13th inning as the Detroit Tigers avoided a series sweep and edged the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 before 46,345 fans at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto to stay with 2 1/2 games of the American League East Division leaders. The Blue Jays had a 96-60 record after the loss, while the Tigers were 93-62.

The San Francisco Giants clinched a tie for the National League West Division pennant with a 15-6 win over the Atlanta Braves before 26,019 fans at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. 48-year-old Phil Niekro, who had pitched with the Braves from 1964-1983 before moving on to tne New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, and most recently, the Toronto Blue Jays, started on the mound for Atlanta in a farewell appearance. He pitched 3 scoreless innings as the Braves built a 5-0 lead, but faced 5 batters in the 4th, all of whom scored. Mr. Niekro left with no decision. Candy Maldonado hit a grand slam and drove in 6 runs for the Giants, while Juan Uribe made 4 hits and scored 4 runs.

20 years ago
1992


Died on this date
Hugh Keenleyside, 94
. Canadian diplomat. Mr. Keenleyside was Canada's ambassador to Mexico from 1944 to 1947 and Commissioner of the Northwest Territories from 1947-1950.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (3-9) 23 @ Ottawa (7-5) 27
Calgary (8-4) 16 @ Winnipeg (6-6) 17

Quarterback Scott Campbell rushed 1 yard for a touchdown with 3:56 remaining in regulation time and Terry Baker kicked a 14-yard field goal with 17 seconds remaining as the Rough Riders edged the Lions before 24,938 fans at Lansdowne Park. Mr. Campbell’s touchdown was set up by a 37-yard interception return by Charles Gordon, one of 10 turnovers that the teams combined to produce. B.C. quarterback Danny Barrett rushed 2 yards for the Lions’ first touchdown in the 1st quarter, while defensive tackle Lee Johnson returned a fumble 18 yards for the other B.C. touchdown in the 2nd quarter. James Ellingson scored the first Ottawa touchdown on a 13-yard pass from Tom Burgess in the 1st quarter, and Darren Joseph rushed 9 yards for a Rough Rider TD in the 2nd quarter.

Troy Westwood kicked 2 field goals and a single with a 40-mile per hour wind behind him in the 4th quarter to give the Blue Bombers their win over the Stampeders before 24,694 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. The winning point was a single on a missed 33-yard field goal attempt with 3:50 remaining in regulation time. Mr. Westwood finished with 4 field goals and 2 singles. The game’s only touchdown was scored in the 1st quarter by the Stampeders on a 20-yard pass from Doug Flutie to Andy McVey. Mr. Flutie completed just 16 of 40 passes for 223 yards. The Blue Bombers outrushed the Stampeders 243 yards to 70, led by Michael Richardson’s 193 yards on 27 carries.

Baseball
Jack Morris picked up his 20th win of the season as the Toronto Blue Jays routed the New York Yankees 12-2 at Yankee Stadium.

Randy Johnson of the Seattle Mariners tied Ron Guidry's American League record for strikeouts by lefthanded pitchers in a 9-inning game when he struck out 18 in a 3-2 loss to the Texas Rangers.

10 years ago
2002


Football
CFL
Winnipeg (7-6) 28 @ British Columbia (7-6) 38

Damon Allen completed just 10 of 23 passes, but threw 2 touchdown passes to Ryan Thelwell and another to Jason Clermont as the Lions beat the Blue Bombers before 20,191 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver. Lyle Green and Sean Millington also scored B.C. touchdowns on short runs. Winnipeg quarterback Khari Jones completed 39 of 55 passes for 380 yards, but the Blue Bombers were held without a touchdown until Mr. Jones completed a 2-yard pass to Mike Sellers with just 2:09 remaining in regulation time, followed by a 2-point convert pass to Milt Stegall. The Blue Bombers recovered a short kickoff, and Mr. Stegall caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Mr. Jones with 1:15 remaining.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

September 26, 2012

925 years ago
1087


Britannica
William II was crowned King of England.

100 years ago
1912


Baseball
The New York Giants swept a doubleheader from the Boston Braves 8-3 and 4-0 to clinch the National League pennant. Christy Mathewson picked up his 23rd win of the season in the first game, and Al Demaree pitched a 7-hitter and struck out 9 in his first major league start to win the second game.

The Cincinnati Reds, trailing the Chicago Cubs 9-0 going into the top of the 9th inning at West Side Park in Chicago, rallied for 10 runs to take a 10-9 lead, but lost 11-10 when they gave up 2 runs in the bottom of the inning when Reds' pitcher Ralph Works walked a Chicago batter and hit another, and relief pitcher Rube Benton walked 3 straight batters to force in the tying and winning runs.

70 years ago
1942


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): (I've Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo--Glenn Miller and his Orchestra (3rd week at #1)

Football
ORFU
Toronto RCAF (1-0) 11 HMCS York (0-1) 5
Toronto Balmy Beach (0-1) 6 @ Hamilton (1-0) 10
Toronto Oakwood Indians (1-0) 14 @ Kitchener-Waterloo (0-1) 5

Baseball
The New York Giants beat the Boston Braves 6-4 behind the pitching of Carl Hubbell in the first game of a doubleheader at the Polo Grounds in New York. The Giants were leading 5-2 in the 8th inning of the second game when youngsters, who had been admitted free, invaded the field. Umpire Ziggy Sears forfeited the game to the Braves. Boston pitcher Warren Spahn was credited with a complete game, but not the 9-0 win.

60 years ago
1952


On television tonight
Tales of Tomorrow, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Youth on Tap, starring Robert Alda, Harry Townes, and Mary Alice Moore

Baseball
The New York Yankees beat the Philadelphia Athletics 5-2 in 11 innings at Shibe Park in Philadelphia to clinch the American League pennant for the fourth straight season.

50 years ago
1962


Baseball
19-year-old Dave McNally made his major league debut on the mound for the Baltimore Orioles, shutting out the Kansas City Athletics 3-0.

The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3, handing the Cubs their 101st loss of the season before just 903 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

40 years ago
1972


Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Jennifer Korchinski!

Died on this date
Charles Correll, 82
. U.S. comedian. Mr. Correll was the "Andy" half of the comedy team Amos 'n' Andy, who, with Freeman Gosden as Amos, were on radio (known as Sam and Henry from 1926-1928) from 1926-1960.

War
The United States Senate voted 45-42 to reject a cutoff of funds to finance the Vietnam war that would require a complete U.S. military withdrawal subject to the release of prisoners of war.

Hockey
Canada (NHL)-U.S.S.R. series
Game 7 @ Luzhniki Sports Palace, Moscow
Canada 4 U.S.S.R. 3 (Series tied 3-3-1)

Paul Henderson scored with 2:06 remaining in the game to give Canada the win; it was the second straight game in which Mr. Henderson had scored the winning goal. The game was tied 2-2 after the 1st period; Canada's Phil Esposito scored the first and last goals of the period, sandwiched around Soviet goals by Aleksandr Yakushev and Vladimir Petrov. After a scoreless 2nd period, Rod Gilbert scored at 2:13 of the 3rd period to give Canada a 3-2 lead. Mr. Yakushev scored again to tie the game at 5:15. With 3:34 remaining in the game, Canadian defenseman Gary Bergman and Soviet captain Boris Mikhailov were penalized 5 minutes each for roughing for a fight that developed when Mr. Bergman took exception to being kicked by Mr. Mikhailov. On a Canadian television documentary about the series 20 years later, Mr. Mikhailov publicly apologized for his action.

Boxing
Bob Foster (49-5) retained his world light heavyweight title with a knockout of Chris Finnegan (23-3-1) at 55 seconds of the 14th round at Empire Pool, Wembley, London.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (7-2) 20 @ British Columbia (2-8) 17

Gerry Organ's 22-yard field goal with 4 seconds remaining in the game gave the Rough Riders the win over the Lions before 22,108 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver. The winning kick was set up by Rod Woodward's interception of a Don Moorhead pass at the B.C. 45-yard line. Mr. Organ had tied the game 17-17 with a 30-yard field goal with exactly 2 minutes remaining. Tom Pullen scored an Ottawa touchdown in the 1st quarter and Terry Wellesley scored the Rough Riders' other TD in the 3rd quarter. Jim Evenson and Jim Young scored B.C. touchdowns in the 2nd quarter. Former Lion Paul Brothers started at quarterback for Ottawa but was replaced by Rick Cassata for the 2nd half.

Baseball
The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1, as Steve Blass earned his 19th win of the season and Billy Champion absorbed his 11th straight loss.

30 years ago
1982


Football
CFL
British Columbia (7-3) 46 @ Toronto (6-4-1)
Calgary (6-4-1) 17 @ Edmonton (6-5) 36

Roy Dewalt rushed for 2 touchdowns and passed to Merv Fernandez and Harry Holt for a touchdown each to lead the Lions over the Argonauts before an Exhibition Stadium crowd of 40,250. Larry Key added to the B.C. attack with 18 carries for 109 yards and 2 touchdowns. Toronto quarterback Condredge Holloway completed touchdown passes to Terry Greer and Dave Newman. The game was televised in the United States on NBC as a way of filling in time while the National Football League players were on strike.

The Eskimos led the Stampeders 6-1 with under a minute remaining in the 1st half, but erupted for 30 straight points in the next 17½ minutes to defeat the Stampeders before a record Commonwealth Stadium crowd of 59,836. Warren Moon threw touchdown passes to Tom Scott and Brian Kelly, Jim Germany rushed 10 yards for a touchdown, and defensive tackle Dan Kearns returned an interception 39 yards for his first CFL touchdown. Backup quarterback Phil Kessel produced both Calgary touchdowns on passes to Alton Alexis in the 4th quarter. Mr. Scott led all receivers with 171 yards on 8 receptions. Edmonton punter Zenon Andrusyshyn, playing his second game with the team while regular punter Hank Ilesic was sitting out over a financial dispute, punted for a single in the last minute of the 1st half. It was his only point as an Eskimo; Mr. Ilesic returned for the next game, and Mr. Andrusyshyn, who was in his 10th CFL season, was released. This game was also televised on NBC, with Dick Enberg calling the play-by-play and Merlin Olsen providing colour commentary.

25 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy: Who's That Girl--Madonna (11th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Never Gonna Give You Up--Rick Astley (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Didn't We Almost Have it All--Whitney Houston

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Didn't We Almost Have it All--Whitney Houston
2 I Just Can't Stop Loving You--Michael Jackson (with Siedah Garrett)
3 Here I Go Again--Whitesnake
4 La Bamba--Los Lobos
5 Carrie--Europe
6 Lost in Emotion--Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
7 I Heard a Rumour--Bananarama
8 When Smokey Sings--ABC
9 Can't We Try--Dan Hill (with Vonda Shepard)
10 U Got the Look--Prince

Singles entering the chart were Heaven is a Place on Earth by Belinda Carlisle (#64); Should've Known Better by Richard Marx (#75); Beat Patrol by Starship (#84); Don't Lose Any Sleep by John Waite (#88); Crazy Crazy Nights by Kiss (#89); and No One in the World by Anita Baker (#90).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 La Bamba--Los Lobos (4th week at #1)
2 I Want Your Sex--George Michael
3 I Just Can't Stop Loving You--Michael Jackson (with Siedah Garrett)
4 Who's That Girl--Madonna
5 Luka--Suzanne Vega
6 Only in My Dreams--Debbie Gibson
7 Together (The New Wedding Song)--Joey Gregorash
8 Didn't We Almost Have it All--Whitney Houston
9 When Smokey Sings--ABC
10 I Heard a Rumour--Bananarama

Singles entering the chart were Contact by Platinum Blonde (#85); Brilliant Disguise by Bruce Springsteen (#89); Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now by Samantha Fox (#94); Come On, Let's Go by Los Lobos (#95); Let's Work by Mick Jagger (#96); and Try by Blue Rodeo (#97).

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (9-4) 36 @ Ottawa (2-10) 13

Tom Clements threw touchdown passes to James Murphy and Pat Cantner and Vernon Pahl recovered a fumbled punt in the end zone for another touchdown as the Blue Bombers beat the Rough Riders before 17,101 fans at Lansdowne Park. Winnipeg kicker Trevor Kennerd converted all 3 touchdowns and added 5 field goals. Ottawa running back Larry Mohr had the best game of his CFL career, rushing 10 times for 118 yards, including an 8-yard run for the Rough Riders’ only touchdown in the 3rd quarter.

CIAU
Acadia (2-0) 19 St. Francis Xavier (0-2) 15
St. Mary’s (2-0) 31 Mount Allison (0-2) 17
Bishop’s 28 McGill (1-2) 18
Concordia 18 Ottawa 9
Queen’s 29 Carleton 6
Western Ontario (3-0) 28 @ York (1-2) 14
Wilfrid Laurier (2-1) 37 @ Guelph (1-2) 18
McMaster (1-2) 17 @ Waterloo (0-3) 16
Calgary (2-2) 32 @ Manitoba (0-4) 20
British Columbia (4-0) 51 Saskatchewan (1-3) 17

John Wright rushed 19 times for 92 yards and 2 touchdowns to lead the Mustangs over the Yeomen before 1,500 fans at North York Civic Stadium.

Andy Cecchini rushed 60 yards for a touchdown in the 4th quarter to break open a close game as the Golden Hawks defeated the Gryphons in front of 7,000 fans at Alumni Stadium in Guelph.

Waterloo quarterback Mike Wright completed 2 touchdown passes to Peter Thistlethwaite, the second coming with 2½ minutes remaining in the game, but a 2-point convert attempt on the latter touchdown was unsuccessful, and the Marauders hung on to edge the Warriors.

20 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Humpin' Around--Bobby Brown

#1 single in Italy: This Used to Be My Playground--Madonna (5th week at #1)

#1 single in France: Rhythm is a Dancer--Snap! (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): End of the Road--Boyz II Men (7th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 End of the Road--Boyz II Men (3rd week at #1)
2 Baby-Baby-Baby--TLC
3 Humpin' Around--Bobby Brown
4 Stay--Shakespears Sister
5 Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough--Patty Smyth with Don Henley
6 November Rain--Guns N' Roses
7 The One--Elton John
8 Just Another Day--Jon Secada
9 Jump Around--House of Pain
10 Do I Have to Say the Words?--Bryan Adams

Singles entering the chart were Layla by Eric Clapton (#79); It's My Cadillac (Got that Bass) by MC Nas-D & DJ Fred (#90); and Get Ready for This by 2 Unlimited (#92).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough--Patty Smyth with Don Henley (2nd week at #1)
2 Do I Have to Say the Words?--Bryan Adams
3 Enid--Barenaked Ladies
4 Stay--Shakespears Sister
5 The One--Elton John
6 Even Better than the Real Thing--U2
7 Lost Together--Blue Rodeo
8 Nothing Broken But My Heart--Celine Dion
9 This Used to Be My Playground--Madonna
10 Not Enough Time--INXS

Singles entering the chart were Washed Away by Tom Cochrane (#46); Always by Corey Hart (#74); Four Seasons in One Day by Crowded House (#86); I Will Be Here for You by Michael W. Smith (#87); Now that the Magic is Gone by Joe Cocker (#88); Success has Made a Failure of Our Home by Sinead O'Connor (#89); You're So Tempting by Acosta Russell (#90); and Symphony of Destruction by Megadeth (#91).

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (6-6) 32 @ Toronto (4-8) 39

Rickey Foggie passed for 303 yards and touchdowns to Rocket Ismail, Eddie Brown, and Kevin Smellie, while rushing for a TD of his own, as the Argonauts held on to defeat the Roughriders before 26,132 fans at SkyDome. Saskatchewan quarterback Kent Austin completed 24 of 37 passes for 428 yards and 2 touchdowns to Jeff Fairholm and 1 to Ray Elgaard, while rushing for another TD himself. Mr. Fairholm, whose touchdowns covered 71 and 66 yards, finished with 244 yards on 6 receptions.

Baseball
The Pittsburgh Pirates amassed 20 hits in a 19-2 rout of the New York Mets.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

September 25, 2012

90 years ago
1922


Baseball
The New York Giants edged the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 in 10 innings to clinch the National League pennant for the second straight year.

80 years ago
1932


Baseball
General Crowder won his 15th straight game as he pitched the Washington Nationals to a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Athletics in the last game of the season. Philadelphia slugger Jimmie Foxx hit his 58th home run of the season, leaving him 2 short of the mark set by Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees in 1927. Mr. Foxx also hit 2 singles.

70 years ago
1942


Football
Winnipeg City Rugby Football League
University of Manitoba (0-1) 1 @ Bombers (1-1-1) 20

Bill Heindl, Hymie Mander, and Gerald O’Donohue scored touchdowns for the Bombers in their win over the Bisons at Osborne Stadium.

60 years ago
1952


Baseball
Hal Newhouser of the Detroit Tigers pitched a 6-hit complete game for his 200th career major league win as the Tigers edged the St. Louis Browns 3-2.

Robin Roberts of the Philadelphia Philies pitched his 30th complete game in 37 starts for 1952 and picked up his 28th win of the season as the Phillies beat the New York Giants 7-4 at the Polo Grounds in New York.

50 years ago
1962


Boxing
Sonny Liston (34-1) knocked out Floyd Patterson (38-3) at 2:06 of the 1st round to win the world heavyweight title before 26,000 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago. The fight was broadcast across Canada on CBC radio.



Baseball
Whitey Ford was the winning pitcher as the New York Yankees beat the Washington Senators 8-3 to clinch the American League pennant for the 20th time in the previous 27 years.

40 years ago
1972


World events
Norwegians voted 53.9%-46.1% in a national referendum to reject Norway’s entry into the European Economic Community.

30 years ago
1982


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: Eye of the Tiger--Survivor (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A.: (Billboard): Abracadabra--Steve Miller Band (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Abracadabra--Steve Miller Band (5th week at #1)
2 Jack & Diane--John Cougar
3 Hard to Say I'm Sorry--Chicago
4 You Should Hear how She Talks About You--Melissa Manchester
5 Eye of the Tiger--Survivor
6 Eye in the Sky--Alan Parsons Project
7 Vacation--Go-Go's
8 I Keep Forgettin'--Michael McDonald
9 Somebody's Baby--Jackson Browne
10 Blue Eyes--Elton John

Singles entering the chart were Pressure by Billy Joel (#68); Love Me Tomorrow by Chicago (#75); American Heartbeat by Survivor (#84); Get Up and Go by the Go-Go's (#86); and A Penny for Your Thoughts by Tavares (#90).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 Jack & Diane--John Cougar (2nd week at #1)
2 Hard to Say I'm Sorry--Chicago
3 Eye of the Tiger--Survivor
4 Love in Control (Finger on the Trigger)--Donna Summer
5 You Should Hear how She Talks About You--Melissa Manchester
6 Eye in the Sky--Alan Parsons Project
7 Only Time Will Tell--Asia
8 New World Man--Rush
9 Abracadabra--Steve Miller Band
10 Hurts So Good--John Cougar

Singles entering the chart were Start Tellin' the Truth by Toronto (#44); I Keep Forgettin' by Michael McDonald (#45); Somebody's Baby by Jackson Browne (#46); Heartlight by Neil Diamond (#47); Planet Rock by Soul Sonic Force (#49); and Da Da Da by Trio (#50). Da Da Da was the most annoying song of its time.

Died on this date
Norris Poulson, 87
. U.S. politician. Mr. Poulson, a Republican, was elected to the California State Assembly in 1938 and served in the United States House of Representatives from 1943-1944 and 1947-1953 before serving as mayor of Los Angeles from 1953-1961.

War
The United States announced that U.S. Marines would not land in Beirut as planned because no accord had been reached on the Israeli pullback from Beirut International Airport. Some French troops had already landed, but were confined to the French embassy, the ambassador’s residence, and a French cultural centre.

Protest
Several hundred thousand Israelis demonstrated in Tel Aviv against Prime Minister Menachem Begin’s handling of the issue of Israeli involvement in the September 17 massacre by Lebanese Christian militiamen of hundreds of Palestinian men, women, and children in refugee camps on the southern edge of west Beirut. The demonstrators called for the resignations of Mr. Begin and Defense Minister Ariel Sharon, who had admitted on September 22 that Israel had requested and helped to plan the entry of the Lebanese Phalangist forces into the refugee camps.

Disasters
60 people were killed in a mudslide in El Salvador as they were attending church services.

Football
CFL
Montreal (2-8) 16 @ Winnipeg (8-3) 19

Trevor Kennerd kicked a 52-yard field goal against the wind with 8:01 remaining in the game and added a single on a wide 49-yard field goal attempt with 4:51 remaining as the Blue Bombers edged the Concordes before 24,462 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Winnipeg quarterback Dieter Brock, who was without the services of starting wide receivers Eugene Goodlow and Mike Holmes because of season-ending injuries, completed touchdown passes to Rick House and Nate Johnson. Recently-signed quarterback Johnny Evans produced the only Montreal touchdown on a 7-yard pass to Nick Arakgi with 11:17 remaining in the game, giving the Concordes a short-lived 16-15 lead. Winnipeg’s William Miller rushed 19 times for 94 yards and caught 3 passes for 30. Mr. Johnson, who had been used by the Blue Bombers earlier in the season as a defensive back, caught 6 passes for 72 yards, while former Toronto Argonaut Martin Cox, who had been activated to replace Mr. Holmes, caught 3 for 46. Mr. Arakgi led all receivers with 94 yards on 7 receptions.

CIAU
Acadia (2-0) 23 St. Mary’s (0-2) 7
Queen’s (1-2) 30 McGill (2-1) 1
Carleton (2-1) 28 Bishop’s (0-3) 17
Ottawa (3-0) 19 Concordia (1-2) 15
Western Ontario (3-0) 23 Wilfrid Laurier (1-2) 0
Guelph (1-2) 28 York (1-2) 1
Toronto (2-1) 48 Windsor (1-2) 7
Alberta (0-4) 1 @ Manitoba (3-1) 45
Eastern Washington (NCAA) 24 British Columbia 3 (Exhibition)

25 years ago
1987


Died on this date
Duffy Daugherty, 72
. U.S. football coach. Mr. Daugherty was head coach of the Michigan State University Spartans from 1954-1972, compiling a record of 109 wins, 69 losses, and 5 ties. His 1965 and 1966 teams were undefeated in regular season play; the 1965 team was named national champions by United Press International and the National Football Foundation, and the 1966 Spartans were named co-champions with Notre Dame by the National Football Foundation.

Football
CIAU
Windsor (3-0) 24 @ Toronto (1-2) 16

20 years ago
1992


Law
12-year-old Gregory Kingsley won a suit in a Florida circuit court that ended the parental rights of his natural mother and allowed his foster parents to adopt him. The boy had testified that his mother Rachel had not visited him for almost two years that he had been in foster care. The case may have been the first in which family rights were ended as a result of an action brought by a child.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (7-5) 26 @ Edmonton (7-5) 25

Paul Osbaldiston’s fourth field goal of the game, a 36-yard kick with 4 seconds remaining in regulation time, gave the Tiger-Cats the win and handed the Eskimos their third straight home loss before 21,537 fans, the smallest regular season crowd in Commonwealth Stadium history to date. Edmonton quarterback Tracy Ham threw touchdown passes to Jim Sandusky and Craig Ellis, and Michael Soles rushed for a touchdown as the Eskimos led 25-9 early in the 4th quarter. Hamilton quarterback Damon Allen rushed 27 yards for a touchdown at 6:43 and then connected with Ken Evraire for a 39-yard TD at 9:59, reducing the deficit to 25-23. Edmonton’s Brian Walling rushed 18 times for 100 yards, the first 100-yard game in his 6-year CFL career. Chris Armstrong caught 1 pass for 15 yards but dropped several others, and was released by the Eskimos before their next game. It was the first CFL game for Hamilton defensive tackle Roy Hart, who suffered a liver injury and was out of action for the rest of the season.

Baseball
The Seattle Mariners edged the Texas Rangers 4-3 in 16 innings as the teams set a major league record for a single game by using 54 players, 29 for the Mariners. Seattle set another single-game record by using 11 pitchers.

10 years ago
2002


Baseball
Andruw Jones hit 3 home runs and batted in 4 runs as the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-1.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

September 24, 2012

80 years ago
1932


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

Baseball
Jimmie Foxx of the Philadelphia Athletics hit his second grand slam in 3 days for his 57th home run of the season, but the Athletics lost 8-7 in 10 innings to the Washington Nationals.

60 years ago
1952


On the radio
I Was a Communist for the FBI, starring Dana Andrews
Tonight’s episode: Jump to the Whip

On television tonight
The Unexpected, hosted by Herbert Marshall, on NBC
Tonight's episode: The Woman Who Left Herself, starring Bonita Granville and Robert Osterloh

50 years ago
1962


Music
Samuel Barber's concerto for piano and orchestra received its premiere performance by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Erich Leinsdorf, at Philharmonic Hall in New York. John Browning was the piano soloist. The concerto went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for music in 1963.

Football
CFL
Calgary (6-4-1) 38 @ Hamilton (5-2-1) 21
Edmonton (4-5-1) 31 @ Toronto (1-6) 22
Winnipeg (7-2) 22 @ British Columbia (4-6) 27

Ed Buchanan scored 2 rushing touchdowns and Eagle Day completed touchdown passes to Pete Manning and Jim Dillard--all in the 2nd quarter--as the Stampeders beat the Tiger-Cats before 22,109 fans at Civic Stadium. Mr. Buchanan's first TD covered 10 yards; his second began as a rush from the Calgary 11-yard line by Lovell Coleman, who ran 7 yards and lateralled to Mr. Buchanan, who went the remaining 92 yards for the score. The touchdowns by Messrs. Manning and Dillard covered 12 and 42 yards, respectively. Mr. Coleman rushed 5 yards for a TD in the 3rd quarter, set up by his own 58-yard run. The Stampeders finished with 385 yards rushing; Mr. Buchanan carried 13 times for 196 yards, and Mr. Coleman carried 19 times for 162. Frank Cosentino started at quarterback for the Tiger-Cats and rushed 10 yards for a touchdown to give Hamilton an early 6-0 lead. Joe Zuger relieved him in the 4th quarter and threw touchdown passes to Tommy Grant and Dave Viti.

Mike Lashuk, Bill McKenny, E.A. Sims, and Johnny Bright scored touchdowns for the Eskimos before 24,117 fans at CNE Stadium. Mr. Lashuk's 3-yard TD run was set up by an alert play by quarterback Don Getty. Mr. Getty was holding the ball for a field goal attempt by Ted Tully, but the kick was blocked by Jim Andreotti, and the ball bounced into Mr. Getty's hands. He then completed a pass to Mr. Sims for a first down. Mr. McKenny's touchdown covered 63 yards on a pass from Mr. Getty, and gave the Eskimos a 13-0 lead. Gerry McDougall rushed 4 yards for Toronto's first TD in the 2nd quarter, but Mr. Sims returned a fumbled punt 40 yards for an Edmonton touchdown a few minutes later. Dick Shatto rushed 2 yards for a touchdown, but Mr. Bright responded with a 2-yard TD run of hiw own. Tobin Rote then completed a 55-yard touchdown pass to Mr. Shatto, reducing the Edmonton lead to 27-21 at halftime. The 2nd half was considerably duller. Mr. Bright’s touchdown was the 71st and last of his career; he finished the game with 74 yards on 20 rushes. Mr. Sims’ touchdown was the first of his CFL career. Toronto's Dave Mann led all receives with 99 yards on 5 receptions.

Willie Fleming, Nub Beamer, and Tom Larscheid scored touchdowns for the Lions as they ended the Blue Bombers' 7-game winning streak and handed the defending Grey Cup champions their first loss on the road since October 1959. It was the first CFL game for rookie B.C. linebacker Greg Findlay. Attendance at Empire Stadium in Vancouver was 20,143.

40 years ago
1972


On television tonight
Rod Serling's Night Gallery, on NBC
Tonight's episode: Return of the Sorcerer, starring Vincent Price, Patricia Sterling, and Bill Bixby

This was the first episode of the third and last season of the series. The program had previously filled a one-hour time slot, but was now reduced to a half-hour slot.

Disasters
At least 22 were killed and 26 injured when a privately-owned rebuilt Korean War Sabre jet faltered on takeoff from a Sacramento airport and slammed into an ice cream parlour crowded with children and their parents.

Hockey
Canada (NHL)-U.S.S.R. series
Game 6 at Luzhniki Sports Palace, Moscow
Canada 3 U.S.S.R. 2 (U.S.S.R. led series 3-2-1)

All the scoring took place in the 2nd period as Team Canada narrowed the Soviets' lead in the series. Yuri Liapkin and Aleksandr Yakushev of the U.S.S.R. scored the first and last goals, and Dennis Hull, Yvan Cournoyer, and Paul Henderson scored consecutive goals for Canada. Canadian players and coaches expressed frustration with West German referees Franz Baeder and Joseph Kompalla, with the general opinion being that it was the worst officiating any of them had ever seen. Ken Dryden won the goaltending duel over Vladislav Tretiak.

Football
CFL
Toronto (1-8) 14 @ Hamilton (6-3) 41
Winnipeg (7-2) 18 @ Saskatchewan (6-4) 16
Montreal (3-5) 15 @ Calgary (3-6) 34

Chuck Ealey threw 2 touchdown passes to Tommy-Joe Coffey and 1 each to Dave Buchanan and Tony Gabriel to lead the Tiger-Cats over the Argonauts before 34,410 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Hamilton defensive back John Williams made 2 interceptions, the first of which he returned for a touchdown. Bill Symons rushed 2 yards for an Argonaut touchdown and Dave Cranmer scored the other on a 42-yard pass from quarterback Jim Chasey.

Don Jonas threw touchdown passes of 97 and 27 yards to Jim Thorpe as the Blue Bombers edged the Roughriders on a snowy Sunday afternoon at Taylor Field in Regina. George Reed rushed for a Saskatchewan touchdown and Ron Lancaster completed a 13-yard touchdown pass to Alan Ford, but Mr. Lancaster left the game at halftime with injured ribs, and was replaced by Bubba Wyche, who was ineffective. Saskatchewan defensive tackle Ed McQuarters suffered a season-ending knee injury. The Roughriders had a chance to win the game on the last play, but Jack Abendschan was short on a 45-yard field goal attempt.

Jerry Keeling completed 2 touchdown passes to Gerry Shaw and another to Jesse Mims, and rushed for a touchdown of his own as the defending Grey Cup champion Stampeders beat the Alouettes before a capacity crowd of 23,616 at McMahon Stadium. Montreal quarterback Sonny Wade threw a touchdown pass to Peter Dalla Riva but tied a CFL record for a single game by giving up 7 interceptions. Running back Ike Brown scored the other Montreal touchdown.

NFL
Joe Namath had the most productive game of his professional career, passing for 496 yard and 6 touchdowns as the New York Jets (2-0) beat the Baltimore Colts (0-2) 44-34 before 56,626 fans at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. Baltimore quarterback Johnny Unitas, in one of his last big games, threw for 376 yards and 2 touchdowns.

30 years ago
1982


Died on this date
Sarah Churchill, 67
. U.K. actress. A daughter of Sir Winston Churchill, Sarah appeared in a number of movies and television programs in the 1940s and 1950s. Her best-known role was in Royal Wedding (1951), where she co-starred with Fred Astaire.

Protest
500 opponents of Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos demonstrated in front of the U.S. embassy in Manila, charging that he had betrayed national interests to the economic and political objectives of the United States. Six platoons of riot police protected the embassy.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (3-8) 30 @ Saskatchewan (4-7) 19

Skip Walker rushed 17 times for 91 yards and 2 touchdowns, caught 5 passes for 128 yards, and returned 1 kickoff for 17 yards as the Rough Riders beat the Roughriders before 27,601 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Ottawa quarterback Chris Isaac rushed 7 yards for a touchdown and passed 65 yards to Jim Reid for the game’s final major score with 1:36 remaining in the game. The only Saskatchewan touchdown came on a 15-yard pass from John Hufnagel to Ron Robinson early in the 2nd quarter. Mike Washington of Saskatchewan rushed 11 times for 103 yards. Joey Walters of the Roughriders caught 7 passes for 120 yards, while teammate Chris DeFrance caught 7 for 112.

25 years ago
1987


Died on this date
Mary Astor, 81
. U.S. actress. Miss Astor was one of the most prominent leading ladies in Hollywood in the 1930s and 1940s. She won the Academy Award for her supporting performance in The Great Lie (1941), but is probably best remembered for co-starring with Humphrey Bogart in The Maltese Falcon (1941).

20 years ago
1992


Scandal
British heritage minister David Mellor resigned his position, as a constant barrage of tabloid headlines about his alleged sexual affairs had made him a burden to the Conservative government of Prime Minister John Major.

Baseball
Dave Winfield of the Toronto Blue Jays became the first 40-year-old in major league history to bat in 100 runs in a season when he hit a 2-run double off losing pitcher Ben McDonald in the Blue Jays' 8-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles.

September 23, 2012

75 years ago
1937


Baseball
The New York Yankees lost 9-5 to the St. Louis Browns, but clinched the American League pennant for the second straight year when the Detroit Tigers lost to the Boston Red Sox.

60 years ago
1952


On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Set-Up for Death, starring Mary Sinclair, Brian Keith (billed as Robert Keith, Jr.), Robert Emhardt, and John Marley

Music
Hank Williams made his last recording session, recording such songs as Kaw-Liga, Your Cheatin' Heart, and Take These Chains from My Heart.

Politics and government
U.S. Senator Richard Nixon, the Republican Party’s 1952 candidate for Vice-President of the United States, delivered a nationally-televised address concerning a “slush fund” that had been created for his benefit by wealthy supporters. The address, which became known as the “Checkers” speech because of Mr. Nixon’s reference to a cocker spaniel puppy that had been sent to his daughters, was probably the first major address ever given by a politician directly to a television audience, and showed the effect that television could have in politics. The reaction was so favourable to Mr. Nixon that Republican presidential candidate Dwight Eisenhower, who had been under pressure to drop Mr. Nixon as his running mate, said “You're my boy!” when he saw him several days later in Wheeling, West Virginia.



Popular culture
Movie actor and director Charlie Chaplin returned to his native England for the first time in 21 years.

Boxing
Rocky Marciano (43-0) knocked out Jersey Joe Walcott (51-17-2) at 43 seconds of the 13th round to win the world heavyweight title at Municipal Stadium in Philadelphia.



Baseball
The Brooklyn Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 to clinch the National League pennant.

50 years ago
1962


Baseball
Los Angeles Dodgers' shortstop Maury Wills stole his 96th and 97th bases of the season in a 12-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, breaking the single-season record for stolen bases set by Ty Cobb of the Detroit Tigers in 1912.

40 years ago
1972


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: Mama Weer All Crazy Now--Slade (3rd week at #1)

Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Daddy Don't You Walk so Fast--Wayne Newton (4th week at #1)
2 Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)--The Hollies
3 Conquistador--Procol Harum (with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra)
4 Long Haired Lover from Liverpool--Little Jimmy Osmond
5 Run to Me--The Bee Gees
6 Puppy Love--Donny Osmond
7 Red Back on the Toilet Seat--Slim Newton
8 Rock and Roll Parts I and 2--Gary Glitter
9 Boppin' the Blues--Blackfeather
10 The Candy Man--Sammy Davis, Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation

Singles entering the chart were Promised Land by Dave Edmunds (#31); Ongo Bongo by Jerry and the Joy Boys (#35); School's Out by Alice Cooper (#37); and So Tough by Johnny O'Keefe (#38).

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me--Mac Davis

U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Back Stabbers--O'Jays
2 Black & White--Three Dog Night
3 Rock and Roll Part 2--Gary Glitter
4 Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me--Mac Davis
5 Saturday in the Park--Chicago
6 Alone Again (Naturally)--Gilbert O'Sullivan
7 Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)--The Hollies
8 I'm Still in Love with You--Al Green
9 Everybody Plays the Fool--The Main Ingredient
10 The Guitar Man--Bread

Singles entering the chart were Carry Me, Carrie by Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show (#83); All the Young Dudes by Mott the Hoople (#88); Summer Breeze by Seals and Crofts (#92); If You Let Me by Eddie Kendricks (#94); Take Me Bak 'Ome by Slade (#96); Why Can't We Be Lovers by Holland-Dozier (#98); and We Can Make it Together by Steve & Eydie and the Osmonds (#100).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)--The Hollies (2nd week at #1)
2 Saturday in the Park--Chicago
3 Black & White--Three Dog Night
4 Rock and Roll Part 2--Gary Glitter
5 Alone Again (Naturally)--Gilbert O'Sullivan
6 Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me--Mac Davis
7 The Guitar Man--Bread
8 You Don't Mess Around with Jim--Jim Croce
9 Beautiful Sunday--Daniel Boone
10 Run to Me--The Bee Gees

Singles entering the chart were Drop Your Guns by April Wine (#77); Don't Do It by The Band (#90); What Would I Do by Skylark (#97); Listen to These Chords I Play by Roger Rodier (#99); and Spaceman by Nilsson (#100).

Winnipeg's top 10 (Winnipeg Tribune)
1 Concrete Sea--Terry Jacks
2 Black & White--Three Dog Night
3 Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)--The Hollies
4 Lonely Boy--Donny Osmond
5 Saturday in the Park--Chicago
6 Goodbye to Love--Carpenters
7 Go All the Way--Raspberries
8 Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me--Mac Davis
9 (Make Me Do) Anything You Want--A Foot in Coldwater
10 Some Sing, Some Dance--Pagliaro

Winnipeg's top 24 (CKRC)
1 Black & White--Three Dog Night
2 My Ding-A-Ling--Chuck Berry
3 Saturday in the Park--Chicago
4 Go All the Way--Raspberries
5 Honky Cat--Elton John
6 Concrete Sea--Terry Jacks
7 Play Me--Neil Diamond
8 Burning Love--Elvis Presley
9 Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me--Mac Davis
10 Everybody Plays the Fool--The Main Ingredient
11 You Wear it Well--Rod Stewart
12 I Believe in Music--Gallery
13 Ben--Michael Jackson
14 Speak to the Sky--Rick Springfield
15 Beautiful Sunday--Daniel Boone
16 Run to Me--The Bee Gees
17 Nights in White Satin--The Moody Blues
18 Back Stabbers--The O'Jays
19 The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.--Donna Fargo
20 City of New Orleans--Arlo Guthrie
21 Some Sing, Some Dance--Pagliaro
22 Witchy Woman--Eagles
23 Easy Living--Uriah Heep
24 Thunder and Lightning--Chi Coltrane
(#4 Canadian)--Money Back Guarantee--Five Man Electrical Band
(#5 Canadian)--All I Really Need is You--Cycle

World events
Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos proclaimed martial law, calling the emergency measure a “last desperate step” to save the Philippines from Communist insurgency and to attack the deep-rooted social and economic problems.

Disasters
West Java reported that 440 had died of cholera in three districts and 1,449 had been hospitalized during the month.

A restaurant fire on the Greek island of Rhodes killed 32 and injured 16, most of them Scandinavian tourists.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (6-2) 10 @ Edmonton (6-3) 9

An otherwise dull game before 21,652 fans at Clarke Stadium ended in a wild punting exchange on the last play, and what appeared to by the tying point was disallowed on a penalty. With 5 seconds remaining, Edmonton’s Dave Cutler was wide on a 41-yard field goal attempt. Rod Woodward of the Rough Riders caught the ball in the end zone and punted it back out. Mr. Cutler fielded the ball and lateralled to quarterback Tom Wilkinson, who punted it back into the end zone for the tying point. However, the officiating crew of referee Jim Lysack ruled that Edmonton centre Bob Howes had illegally blocked Mr. Woodward while Mr. Woodward was trying to head downfield after punting the ball out of the end zone. The Eskimos filed an official protest, but the protest was denied several days later. Mr. Cutler’s field goal attempt had been set up by a 48-yard completion from Mr. Wilkinson on a third down-and-10 yards-to-go play from the Eskimos’ 15-yard line. The Eskimos led 9-3 after 3 quarters on 3 field goals by Mr. Cutler to 1 by Ottawa’s Gerry Organ. The Rough Riders scored the game’s only touchdown on a 2-yard rush by Art Cantrelle 46 seconds into the 4th quarter, set up by runs of 17 and 23 yards by Mr. Cantrelle. Mr. Organ’s convert proved to be the winning point. It was the first CFL game for rookie Eskimo running back Calvin Harrell, and the first game in an Ottawa uniform for Hugh McKinnis. The Rough Riders activated Mr. McKinnis, who had formerly starred with the Calgary Stampeders, in place of Bob Houmard, who was released.

CIAU
Alberta 36 Alberta alumni 9 (exhibition)

Kim Ziola rushed for 202 yards, including touchdowns of 71 and 91 yards, to lead the 1972 Golden Bears over the Golden Bears’ alumni at Varsity Stadium in Edmonton. Brian Fryer and Vance Curtis also scored TDs for the 1972 team. Ludwig Daubner rushed 1 yard for the alumni TD, converted by Joe Petrone.

30 years ago
1982


Hit parade
Canada’s top 20 (Weekly Music Magazine)
1 Jack & Diane—John Cougar
2 You Should Hear How She Talks About You—Melissa Manchester
3 Eye in the Sky—Alan Parsons Project
4 Somebody’s Baby—Jackson Browne
5 Hard to Say I’m Sorry—Chicago
6 Only Time Will Tell—Asia
7 Take it Away—Paul McCartney
8 Down Under—Men at Work
9 Blue Eyes—Elton John
10 Vacation—Go-Go’s
11 I Keep Forgettin’—Michael McDonald
12 Don’t it Make You Feel—Headpins
13 You Can Do Magic—America
14 Eye of the Tiger—Survivor
15 Hold On—Santana
16 Wasted on the Way—Crosby, Stills & Nash
17 Voyeur—Kim Carnes
18 Never Been in Love—Randy Meisner
19 Hold Me—Fleetwood Mac
20 Don’t Fight It—Kenny Loggins with Steve Perry

Died on this date
Jimmy Wakely, 68
. U.S. singer. Mr. Wakely was a singing cowboy who appeared regularly in western movies from the late 1930s through the late 1940s and had a string of hit songs on the U.S. country and pop charts from 1943-1951. His biggest hit was Slippin' Around, the first of a series of duets with Margaret Whiting, which reached #1 on the Billboard country and pop charts in 1949.

Politics and government
Amin Gemayel was sworn in as President of Lebanon. His brother Bashir was to have been sworn in as President that day, but he had been assassinated on September 14.

Disasters
The death toll from flooding and mudslides in El Salvador and Guatemala reached 1,200.

25 years ago
1987


Died on this date
Bob Fosse, 60
. U.S. choreographer and theatre and film director. Mr. Fosse won eight Tony Awards for choreography and another for Best Direction of a Musical for Pippin (1973). He won an Emmy for directing Liza with a "Z": A Concert for Television (1972) and the Academy Award for Best Director for Cabaret (1972).

Politics and government
U.S. Senator Joseph Biden (Democrat—Delaware) withdrew his candidacy for the 1988 Democratic party nomination for President of the United States in the wake of revelations that he had plagiarized a speech by British Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock and had been disciplined by Syracuse University for plagiarism while he was a law student there.

Law
A court in New South Wales lifted the ban on the publication of Peter Wright's autobiography Spycatcher.

Economics and finance
The United States Labor Department reported that consumer prices had risen 0.5% in August.

Baseball
Albert Hall of the Atlanta Braves hit for the cycle in a 5-4 win over the Houston Astros, becoming the first Brave to accomplish the feat since Bill Collins in 1910.

20 years ago
1992


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

Died on this date
Bernice Gera, 61
. U.S. baseball umpire. Mrs. Gera was the first female umpire in U.S. professional baseball. A 1967 graduate of the Florida Baseball School, she was given a contract with the New York-Penn League in 1972 after filing a suit against the National Association of Baseball Leagues, and made her debut on the bases in the first game of a doubleheader between the Geneva Rangers and Auburn Phillies. After making a call in the 4th inning and then reversing it, Mrs. Gera ejected Auburn manager Nolan Campbell after an argument. She decided to resign as an umpire between games of the doubleheader when the other umpires refused to co-operate with her. Mrs. Gera never umpired again, although she later found employment with the New York Mets in the front office.

Baseball
Bip Roberts of the Cincinnati Reds tied a National League record by making his 10th consecutive hit in a 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The San Diego Padres celebrated "Unemployment Night" at San Diego-Jack Murphy Stadium by firing manager Greg Riddoch and replacing him with Jim Riggleman. The Padres then lost 7-6 to the Houston Astros.

10 years ago
2002


Baseball
The St. Louis Cardinals scored 10 runs in the 7th inning--making 9 consecutive hits with 2 out--as they routed the Arizona Diamondbacks 13-1.

Friday, 21 September 2012

September 22, 2012

Born on this date
Happy birthday, Julie!

220 years ago
1792


World events
The day after the monarchy had been abolished by the National Convention, the French Republic was proclaimed.

150 years ago
1862


Law
U.S. President Abraham Lincoln issued a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, threatening to free all slaves in rebellious states effective January 1, 1863 if those states didn't return to the Union.

130 years ago
1882


Canadiana
James Cox Aikins was named Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba.

Baseball
In a special meeting, the National League dropped the Troy Trojans and Worcester Brown Stockings from the league--effective at season's end--to be replaced with teams from Philadelphia and New York.

The Louisville Eclipse scored in every inning of a 20-6 win over the Pittsburgh Alleghenys.

80 years ago
1932


Scandal
University of Manitoba bursar John Machray pled guilty to embezzling from the university and the Anglican Church, among other victims.

Baseball
The New York Yankees came from behind to defeat the Philadelphia Athletics 8-7 in 10 innings. Jimmie Foxx hit his 55th and 56th home runs of the season for the Athletics, while Lou Gehrig hit his 33rd of the season for the Yankees.

70 years ago
1942


Football
Winnipeg City Rugby Football League
RCAF (1-0-1) 11 Bombers (0-1-1) 11

Sammy Lavitt and Wally “Chick” Chikowski scored touchdowns for RCAF, one of which was converted by Mr. Lavitt. Ches McCance scored 2 touchdowns and a convert for the Bombers. The game was played at Osborne Stadium.

60 years ago
1952


Football
WIFU
Saskatchewan (2-7) 6 @ Winnipeg (8-2-1) 35
Edmonton (5-3-1) 10 @ Calgary (4-5) 9

Jack Jacobs completed 21 of 31 passes for 320 yards and 4 touchdowns to lead the Blue Bombers over the Roughriders before 9,600 fans at Osborne Stadium. Tom Casey scored 2 Winnipeg touchdowns, with other Blue Bomber TDs coming from Gerry Palmer, Ralph McAllister, Mel Embree, and Bud Korchak. The Roughriders broke up the shutout after the final Winnipeg touchdown when Mike Maruska returned Mr. Korchak's kickoff 89 yards for the major score.

Rod Pantages punted for a single late in the game to give the Eskimos their win over the Stampeders before 12,000 fans at Mewata Stadium. Calgary held quarter leads of 7-0, 7-3, and 9-3. Pete Thodos scored the Stampeders' touchdown, and Jim Chambers replied for the Eskimos.

50 years ago
1962


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy: Cuando calienta el sol--Hermanos Rigual (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): She's Not You--Elvis Presley (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Sherry--The 4 Seasons (2nd week at #1)

U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Sherry--The 4 Seasons (3rd week at #1)
2 Ramblin' Rose--Nat King Cole
3 Green Onions--Booker T. and the M.G.'s
4 Sheila--Tommy Roe
5 The Loco-Motion--Little Eva
6 Patches--Dickey Lee
7 You Belong to Me--The Duprees
8 Monster Mash--Bobby (Boris) Pickett and the Crypt Kickers
9 You Beat Me to the Punch--Mary Wells
10 Let's Dance--Chris Montez

Singles entering the chart were What Time is It? by the Jive Five (#88); Twistin' with Linda by the Isley Brothers (#90); Ol' Man River, with versions by Johnny Nash and Jimmy Smith (#91); The Things We Did Last Summer by Shelley Fabares (#95); Handful of Memories by Baby Washington (#97); Gina by Johnny Mathis (#98); Second Fiddle Girl by Barbara Lynn (#99); and Desafinado by Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd (#100).

Canada's top 20
1 Sherry--The 4 Seasons
2 Sheila--Tommy Roe
3 The Loco-Motion--Little Eva
4 Green Onions--Booker T. and the M.G.'s
5 Ramblin' Rose--Nat King Cole
6 She's Not You--Elvis Presley
7 Party Lights--Claudine Clark
8 You Belong to Me--The Duprees
9 Teen Age Idol--Rick Nelson
10 Patches--Dickey Lee
11 Swingin' Safari--Billy Vaughn and his Orchestra
12 Rinky Dink--Dave "Baby" Cortez
13 Alley Cat--Bent Fabric
14 You Beat me to the Punch--Mary Wells
15 Breaking Up is Hard to Do--Neil Sedaka
16 Lie to Me--Brook Benton
17 Let's Dance--Chris Montez
18 You Don't Know Me--Ray Charles
19 Devil Woman--Marty Robbins
20 Beechwood 4-5789--The Marvelettes

Football
CFL
Edmonton (3-5-1) 18 @ Montreal (2-4-2) 18
British Columbia (3-6) 14 @ Saskatchewan (4-4-1) 26

In the game's final seconds, Edmonton punter Vic Chapman came up short on an attempt for a single point that would have won the game for the Eskimos before 19,129 fans at Molson Stadium. His punt fromt he Montreal 30-yard line was fielded by Larry Hickman 3 yards in front of the dead ball line, and he kicked the ball to the Montreal 22. No yards was called against the Alouettes, allowing the Eskimos to scrimmage from the 11. Mr. Chapman punted again, and his kick was fielded 1 yard short of the dead ball line by Paul Fedor, who kicked it weakly to the 12-yard line. Edmonton's Mike Lashuk picked up the ball and tried to run it into the end zone, but was stopped at the 8. The Eskimos led 4-1 at halftime, but the Alouettes took a 15-4 lead in the 3rd quarter on 2 touchdowns by quarterback Sandy Stephens. In the 4th quarter, Roy Stevenson blocked a punt, and Pat Dye returned it 12 yards for the first Edmonton touchdown. The Eskimos took an 18-15 lead when Don Getty connected with Jim Letcavits for a 32-yard touchdown, converted by Tommy-Joe Coffey. Montreal tied the game on a field goal by Bobby-Jack Oliver with 4 minutes remaining. Mr. Hickman, playing his first game with the Alouettes since being acquired from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, rushed 16 times for 89 yards. Teammate George Dixon rushed 16 times for 79 yards and caught 5 passes or 46. Johnny Bright led the Eskimos with 60 yards on 14 carries. The game was the final one for Mr. Chapman in an Edmonton uniform; he was dealt to the Alouettes several days later.

Ray Purdin scored 2 touchdowns in the 1st quarter and Bob Ptacek completed a 27-yard touchdown pass to Bill gray in the 3rd quarter as the Roughriders defeated the Lions before 12,283 fans on a windy Saturday night at Taylor Field in Regina. Joe Kapp threw a pass to Mack Burton for the first B.C. touchdown in the 1st quarter, and Nub Beamer rushed for the Lions' other TD in the 2nd quarter to tie the game 14-14 at halftime.

40 years ago
1972


Space
The United States launched the satellite Explorer 47, the ninth satellite in a series called Interplanetary Monitoring Platform (IMP). It carried 13 sets of instruments to survey the turbulent zone of “wind” from the sun, radiation, and magnetic forces between Earth and the moon.

Hockey
Canada (NHL)-U.S.S.R. series
Game 5 @ Luzhniki Sports Palace, Moscow
Canada 4 U.S.S.R. 5 (U.S.S.R. led series 3-1-1)

Team Canada led 3-0 after 2 periods and 4-1 in the 3rd period, but the Soviets scored 5 goals in an 11-minute span in the 3rd period to win the game before a sellout crowd of 14,000 that included Communist Party general secretary Leonid Brezhnev, Premier Aleksei Kosygin, and President Nikolai Podgorny. Jean-Paul Parise scored the only goal of the 1st period, and Bobby Clarke and Paul Henderson scored to make it 3-0. Yuri Blinov scored in the 4th minute of the 3rd period to spoil Tony Esposito's shutout, but Mr. Henderson scored his second goal of the game to make it 4-1. Vyacheslav Anisin and Vladimir Sadrin scored 8 seconds apart to make it 4-3 before Aleksandr Gusev scored in the 12th minute to tie the score. Vladimir Vikulov gave the Soviets a 5-4 lead three minutes later, and the lead held up. Canadian captain Phil Esposito provided a comical moment in the pre-game introductions; the stem of a flower that he had been holding had broken off and fallen on the ice, and he accidentally stepped on it and fell down. That was the only photo of the last four games of the series that was shown in Sports Illustrated.

Baseball
Pete Rose and Johnny Bench hit home runs as the Cincinnati Reds edged the Houston Astros 4-3 to clinch the National League West Division pennant.

30 years ago
1982


Labour
The United States Congress passed, and President Ronald Reagan signed, legislation to order 26,000 locomotive engineers to end their railroad strike, accept a new contract, and return to work. The strike had lasted four days and had affected most of the nation’s rail system. Mr. Reagan had requested the legislation because it was estimated that the strike had put nearly half a million people out of work and could cost the economy nearly $1 billion per day. The engineers were required to accept the recommendation of an emergency fact-finding board, including a substantial pay increase but not their principal demand of a guaranteed 15% pay differential over other rail unions.

Baseball
Chris Speier batted 3 for 5 with 8 runs batted in to lead the Montreal Expos over the Philadelphia Phillies 11-4.

25 years ago
1987


Died on this date
Norman Luboff, 70
. U.S. composer and choir director. Mr. Luboff was best known as the founder and director of the Norman Luboff Choir, who recorded more than 75 albums from the 1950s through the 1980s.

Dan Rowan, 65. U.S. comedian. Mr. Rowan was the straight man in the Rowan & Martin comedy team with Dick Martin. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In was one of the most popular shows on Ameican television from 1968-1973.

Economics and finance
The Dow Jones industrial average closed at 2,568.05 after a record one-day gain of 75.23 points.

Labour
For the second time in five years, National Football League players went on strike, this time over the issue of free agency.

Baseball
Wade Boggs of the Boston Red Sox tied an American League record by getting 200 hits in 5 consecutive seasons as he batted 2 for 4 in an 8-5 loss to the Detroit Tigers.

The Chicago Cubs traded pitcher Dickie Noles to the Detroit Tigers for a player to be named later, who turned out, a month later, to be Mr. Noles himself.

20 years ago
1992


Diplomacy
The United Nations General Assembly voted 127-6 with 26 abstentions to declare Yugoslavia’s seat vacant, in effect expelling Yugoslavia from the UN. Before the vote, Yugoslavian Premier Milan Panic had argued that expulsion would just strengthen the hand of “militant nationalists” in Belgrade. He condemned the “ethnic cleansing” policy practiced by Serbs in Croatia and Bosnia.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that housing starts had risen 10.4% in August.

Scandal
University of Manitoba athletic director Mike Moore and head football coach Scott Spurgeon were fired, and the Bisons football team forfeited two victories in the 1992 season, for using ineligible players. Slotback Tim Moore, defensive back Chris Becker, and a third ineligible player discovered shortly afterward had not completed a prescribed number of summer credit hours to remain academically ineligible to play football for the university. In March 1992 the U of M Department of Athletics had been fined $1,000 for using Football Manitoba funds to allegedly pay first-year football players in 1991. Former Bisons’ quarterback Duane Hysop was named head coach in place of Mr. Spurgeon, while Joyce Fromson was named acting athletic director. The forfeited victories were against Alberta and Saskatchewan, and each of those teams was credited with a win. Mr. Spurgeon had been named the Canada West University Athletic Association Coach of the Year in 1991.

Disasters
At least 32 people died as a result of torrential rains and violent windstorms in southern France.

10 years ago
2002


Football
CFL
Calgary (4-9-0-2) 26 @ Ottawa (3-10-0-2) 22 (OT)
Hamilton (6-7) 21 @ Toronto (5-8) 28

Marcus Crandell completed a 35-yard touchdown pass to Kamau Peterson on the second possession of overtime to give the Stampeders their win over the Renegades before 23,136 fans at Frank Clair Stadium. Lawrence Tynes had kicked his 4th field goal of the game on the Renegades’ second overtime possession, and Mr. Crandell responded by immediately going for the game-winning touchdown. The Stampeders had opened the scoring just 1:22 into the game on a 35-yard pass from Mr. Crandell to Don Blair. Josh Ranek scored the Renegades’ only touchdown on a 1-yard rush in the 4th quarter.

Jim Ballard completed 23 of 31 passes for 328 yards and touchdowns of 35 yards to Mookie Mitchell in the 2nd quarter and 51 yards to Demetris Bendross in the 4th quarter to lead the Argonauts over the Tiger-Cats before 18,932 fans at SkyDome. Robert Drummond rushed for the first 2 Toronto touchdowns as the Argonauts scored 3 TDs in the 2nd quarter. Paul Osbaldiston kicked 4 field goals and 2 singles for the Tiger-Cats, whose only touchdown was scored by Jarret Smith on a 1-yard rush with just 21 seconds remaining in regulation time. The win marked the return of Mike “Pinball” Clemons as head coach of the Argonauts; he had coached the team in 2000 and 2001, but had stepped down in favour of Gary Etcheverry. When the Argonauts won only 4 of their first 12 games in 2002, Mr. Etcheverry was fired, and Mr. Clemons returned to the sidelines.

Baseball
The Philadelphia Phillies edged the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 in the last game at Cinergy Field in Cincinnati, which had been known as Riverfront Stadium from 1970-1996.

Johnny Damon hit 2 home runs and Trot Nixon hit a grand slam as the Boston Red Sox routed the Baltimore Orioles 13-2. Pedro Martinez gave up 2 runs in the 1st inning but settled down and coasted to his 20th win of the season.

Fred McGriff of the Chicago Cubs hit his 30th home run of the season in a 5-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, becoming the first major league player to hit 30 or more homers ina season with five different teams. PNC Park was the 42nd major league ballpark in which Mr. McGriff had hit a home run, breaking the record formerly held by Ellis Burks.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

September 21, 2012

220 years ago
1792


World events
The French National Convention voted to abolish the monarchy.

120 years ago
1892


Baseball
The Cleveland Spiders made just 2 hits off Adonis Terry, but scored 2 runs in the 9th inning off 2 bases on balls, a sacrifice, and a single to defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2. For Cleveland pitcher John Clarkson, the win was the 300th of his major league career. He gave up 4 hits.

75 years ago
1937


Literature
J.R.R. Tolkien's novel The Hobbit was first published.

60 years ago
1952


Football
ORFU
Brantford (0-4) 12 @ Toronto (4-1) 24

Johnny Pont rushed for 1 touchdown and caught a pass for another as Balmy Beach defeated the Redskins before 2,600 fans on a rainy Sunday afternoon at Maple Leaf Stadium. Balmy Beach coach and quarterback Gerry Tuttle completed just 8 of 20 passes, but 3 of his completions went for touchdowns. In addition to the TD pass to Mr. Pont, Mr. Tuttle completed touchdown passes to Doug Woolley and Fred Smale. Al Dekdebrun, who had quarterbacked the Toronto Argonauts to the Grey Cup championship two years earlier, split the Redskins' quarterbacking with Glen Dawson. Mr. Dekdebrun moved to halfback when Mr. Dawson took over as quarterback, and took a handoff from Mr. Dawson for the first Brantford touchdown. Bill Brady rushed 1 yard for the other Redskin touchdown late in the game. Toronto halfback Ross McKelvey broke his ankle in the 1st quarter.

Baseball
Joe Black pitched a 3-hitter to win his first major league start as the Brooklyn Dodgers beat the Boston Braves 8-2 in what turned out to be the Braves' last game in Boston, and the last major league game at Braves Field. Jim Wilson took the loss for the Braves. Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella hit the last home run at Braves Field. 8,822 attended the game, the Braves' second-largest home crowd of the season.

50 years ago
1962


Boxing
Johnny Riggins (26-13-1) knocked out Alejandro Lavorante (19-5) in the 6th round of a heavyweight bout at Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles. Mr. Lavorante, who had been taken out of the ring on a stretcher after being stopped in the 10th round by Archie Moore on March 30 and then had been knocked out by Cassius Clay in 5 rounds on July 20, went into a coma, from which he did not recover. The native of Argentina died on April 1, 1964 at the age of 27. Mr. Riggins had just 2 more fights, both of which he lost.

Football
CFL
Calgary (5-4-1) 36 @ Ottawa (4-4) 32

Eagle Day completed 20 of 28 passes for 330 yards and touchdowns of 14 and 56 yards to Jim Dillard as the Stampeders came back from a 23-6 deficit to defeat the Rough Riders before a Lansdowne Park crowd of 16,265. Lovell Coleman rushed for 2 Calgary touchdowns and Ed Buchanan rushed for the other Stampeder major. Russ Jackson, Dave Thelen, Ernie White, and Ron Stewart scored Ottawa touchdowns. Moe Racine added 2 converts and 2 field goals.

40 years ago
1972


Baseball
The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the New York Mets 6-2 to clinch the National League East Division pennant for the third straight season.

30 years ago
1982


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden: Abracadabra--Steve Miller band (2nd week at #1)

Politics and government
Amin Gemayel was elected President of Lebanon, replacing his brother Bashir, who had been assassinated on September 14, nine days before he was to take office.

25 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): The Loco-Motion--Kylie Minogue (7th week at #1)

War
An American helicopter gunship fired on and hit an Iranian ship laying mines in the Persian Gulf. 3 Iranian sailors were killed and 26 taken prisoner. The captives were returned to Iranian control five days later.

20 years ago
1992


Baseball
The Oakland Athletics edged the Chicago White Sox 6-5 as Dennis Eckersley picked up his 50th save of the season. Bobby Thigpen, who had saved 57 games for the White Sox in 1990, had been the only reliever to save that many games in a season to that date.

10 years ago
2002


Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (6-6-0-1) 25 @ Edmonton (10-3) 31

The Eskimos overcame a 15-1 1st-quarter deficit to defeat the Roughriders before 44,480 fans at Commonwealth Stadium. John Avery rushed 22 times for 157 yards and caught 4 passes for 52 yards and a touchdown to lead the Edmonton attack. In addition to the touchdown pass to Mr. Avery, Edmonton quarterback Ricky Ray threw a touchdown pass to Terry Vaughn and rushed for a touchdown of his own. Chris Szarka rushed 6 yards for the first Saskatchewan touchdown and linebacker K.D. Williams scored the second on a 19-yard fumble return. The Eskimos were leading 28-18 when Saskatchewan quarterback Nealon Greene and receiver Quincy Jackson, who had both been Eskimos a year earlier, connected for an 11-yard TD with 3:10 remaining in regulation time. Sean Fleming kicked a 14-yard field goal with 2:09 remaining to put the Eskimos ahead by 6 points, but Mr. Greene marched the Roughriders into position to try for a game-winning touchdown in the final seconds, only to be sacked on 2 consecutive plays. The Eskimos sacked Mr. Greene 6 times in the game, while Mr. Ray wasn’t sacked once. Henry “Gizmo” Williams, a legendary kick returner from 1986-1988 and 1990-2000, was added to the Eskimos’ Wall of Honour in a ceremony at halftime.

Baseball
The New York Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 to clinch the American League East Division pennant for the fifth straight season.

Juan Pierre had 5 of Colorado's 20 hits as the Rockies beat the Diamondbacks 15-8.