Wednesday, 31 October 2012

October 27, 2012

225 years ago
1787


Journalism
The first of 85 essays which became known as the Federalist Papers was published in the Independent Journal, a New York newspaper.

80 years ago
1932


Born on this date
Sylvia Plath
. U.S. poet and author. Miss Plath committed suicide on February 11, 1963 at the age of 30, shortly after the publication of her autobiographical novel The Bell Jar.

50 years ago
1962


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy: Speedy Gonzales--Pat Boone (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Telstar--The Tornados (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Monster Mash--Bobby (Boris) Pickett and the Crypt Kickers (2nd week at #1)

U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Monster Mash--Bobby (Boris) Pickett and the Crypt Kickers (2nd week at #1)
2 Do You Love Me--The Contours
3 He's a Rebel--The Crystals
4 Sherry--The 4 Seasons
5 Ramblin' Rose--Nat King Cole
6 Only Love Can Break a Heart--Gene Pitney
7 All Alone Am I--Brenda Lee
8 Patches--Dickey Lee
9 Popeye (The Hitchhiker)--Chubby Checker
10 Gina--Johnny Mathis

Singles entering the chart were My Own True Love by the Duprees (#74); Don't Ask Me to Be Friends by the Everly Brothers (#84); Bustin' Surfboards by the Tornadoes (#86); That's Life (That's Tough) by Gabriel and the Angels (#87); Telstar by the Tornados (#88); Somebody Have Mercy by Sam Cooke (#90); I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You) by Johnny Tillotson (#93); Eso Beso (That Kiss!) by Paul Anka (#96); I'm Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail by the Everly Brothers (#98); and Again by the Lettermen (#100). The Tornadoes who performed Bustin' Surfboards were a group from California, while the Tornados who performed Telstar were from England. Both tunes were instrumentals. Somebody Have Mercy was the B-side of Nothing Can Change This Love, which charted at #25.

Space
The U.S.A. launched the satellite Explorer 15, whose mission was to study artificial radiation belts.

Swimming
Dawn Fraser of Australia became the first woman to break the 1-minute barrier in the 100-metre freestyle at the British Empire Games trials in Melbourne.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (8-4-1) 24 @ Montreal (3-7-3) 20
Saskatchewan (8-6-1) 23 @ Calgary (9-6-1) 15
Winnipeg (11-4) 35 @ British Columbia (6-9) 34

Quarterbacks Joe Zuger and Frank Cosentino each threw a touchdown pass and Don Sutherin added 12 points as the Tiger-Cats defeated the Alouettes before 20,581 fans at Molson Stadium. Mr. Zuger completed a 7-yard touchdown pass to Dick Easterly in the 3rd quarter, while Mr. Cosentino connected with Garney Henley for a 63-yard score in the 4th quarter to provide the winning margin. Mr. Sutherin set a CFL single-game record with 7 field goal attempts; 3 were successful and 2 went for singles. He was 1 for 2 in convert attempts. Mr. Henley caught 4 passes for 100 yards and rushed for 84. Montreal's George Dixon caught touchdown passes of 48 and 67 yards from quarterback Sandy Stephens, and rushed for 62 yards to set an Eastern Football Conference record of 1,410 yards for a single season, 3 yards more than the total amassed by Dave Thelen of the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1960. In addition to his touchdown passes, Mr. Stephens kicked 2 field goals and 2 converts. Hamilton fullback C.R. Roberts suffered a career-ending broken leg when he was bent backward while being tackled in the 2nd quarter.

Ray Purdin caught touchdown passes from Bob Ptacek of 65 and 67 yards, and rushed 72 yards for another touchdown to lead the Roughriders over the Stampeders before 17,780 fans at McMahon Stadium. Calgary quarterback Eagle Day threw touchdown passes to Larry Robinson of 9 and 85 yards.

Two missed convert attempts and a missed field goal attempt by George Grant were the difference as the Lions came up short against the Blue Bombers at Empire Stadium in Vancouver. Ernie Pitts scored 3 Winnipeg touchdowns, 2 on passes from quarterback Kenny Ploen and the other when he recovered a fumble by B.C. punt returner Neal Beaumont in the Lions' end zone. Mr. Ploen also threw touchdown passes to Leo Lewis and Ron Latourelle, each covering 66 yards. Gerry James converted all 5 Winnipeg touchdowns. Willie Fleming scored 2 B.C. touchdowns, one on a 57-yard rush. Joe Kapp threw touchdown passes of 5 yards to Sonny Homer and 27 yards to Tom Larscheid, and rushed 1 yard for the Lions' other touchdown. Mr. Kapp's TD came with 3:09 remaining in the game, and Mr. Larscheid was fortunate not to be penalized when he grabbed referee Paul Dojack while protesting Mr. Dojack's ruling that Mr. Grant's convert attempt had been wide.

Canadian university
Toronto (2-2) 1 @ Western Ontario (2-2) 29
McGill (2-2) 10 @ Queen's (2-2) 14
Alberta 65 Saskatchewan 0

Ed Potomski scored 2 touchdowns, with Brian Conacher and John Nash scoring 1 each, as the Mustangs beat the Varsity Blues before almost 10,000 fans at J.W. Little Memorial Stadium in London. The teams combined for 13 fumbles, 8 by Toronto.

Don Taylor and Willie Lambert scored touchdowns for the Redmen as they defeated the Golden Gaels at Richardson Stadium in Kingston. The only touchdown for Queen's came in the 2nd quarter on an 11-yard pass from Cal Connor to Bill Edwards. Late in the same quarter, McGill quarterback Tom Skypeck connected with Mr. Taylor for a 77-yard touchdown. Mr. Lambert scored on an 11-yard rush in the 4th quarter.

40 years ago
1972


Disasters
59 of 68 people aboard a French airliner from Lyon were killed when it crashed into a mountain west of Clermont-Ferrand.

30 years ago
1982


Terrorism
Three Royal Ulster Constabulary officers were killed when a bomb planted by Irish Republican Army terrorists exploded beneath their armoured car near Belfast.

25 years ago
1987


World events
The national assembly of El Salvador voted 45-0 in favour of an amnesty for left-wing guerrillas and members of right-wing death squads and military men linked to massacres. An exception was made for those who had murdered Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero in 1980. Those eligible for the amnesty would include the killers of four U.S. churchwomen in 1980 and those who killed four U.S. Marines and nine others in San Salvador in 1985.

Diplomacy
Costa Rican President Oscar Arias said that Nicaraguan intransigence on peace talks was threatening the Central American peace process.

20 years ago
1992


Abominations
Following a Federal Court ruling on the rights of sodomites in the Canadian Armed Forces, Chief of Staff John de Chastelain announced that all barriers to enlistment and promotion of sodomites in the military would be dropped.

10 years ago
2002


Politics
Workers’ Party candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was elected President of Brazil in a runoff election, defeating Jose Serra of the governing Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB). Mr. Lula had been a factory worker and was the first person to rise from the working class to the presidency.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (11-6) 28 @ Hamilton (7-11-0-1) 7
British Columbia (9-8) 15 @ Calgary (6-11-0-2) 16

Milt Stegall caught 6 passes for 130 yards and a touchdown as the Blue Bombers beat the Tiger-Cats before 18,839 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Mr. Stegall’s touchdown, on a 15-yard pass from Khari Jones with 27 seconds remaining in the 3rd quarter, was his 23rd of the season, breaking the CFL record for a single season that had been set by Cory Philpot of the British Columbia Lions in 1995. The touchdown came 4 minutes and 14 seconds after Mr. Jones had connected with Arland Bruce for a 14-yard TD. Troy Westwood added 2 converts, 4 field goals, and 2 singles. The Tiger-Cats broke up the shutout when backup quarterback Pete Gonzalez completed a 65-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Grigg with 2:45 remaining in the game. Mr. Grigg caught 3 passes for 80 yards and teammate Darren Flutie 3 for 60 in what proved to be the last game for both players, among others.

Marcus Crandell completed a 26-yard touchdown pass to Kamau Peterson with 33 seconds remaining in regulation time, and Mark McLoughlin’s convert gave the Stampeders their win over the Lions before 31,698 fans at McMahon Stadium. The only other touchdown was scored by B.C. running back Sean Millington in the 3rd quarter on a 1-yard rush. Mr. McLoughlin kicked 3 field goals, while B.C.’s Matt Kellett kicked a convert and 2 field goals. The Lions also scored a safety touch.

NFL
Emmitt Smith of the Dallas Cowboys, with an 11-yard gain, reached 16,728 yards for his career, surpassing the record formerly held by Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears.

Baseball
World Series Game 7
San Francisco Giants 1 @ Anaheim Angels 4 (Anaheim won best-of-seven series 4-3)

Garret Anderson drove in 3 runs with a bases-loaded double in the bottom of the 3rd inning to break a 1-1 tie before 44,598 fans at Edison International Field of Anaheim. John Lackey pitched 5 innnings and was credited with his first win of the series, while Livan Hernandez was pulled after allowing the first 5 batters of the 3rd inning to reach base, and was charged with his second loss of the series. The championship was the first for the Angels in their 42-year history.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

October 26, 2012

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Sveta!

125 years ago
1887


Baseball
World Series Game 15
Detroit Wolverines 2 @ St. Louis Browns 9 (6 innings, cold) (Detroit won 15-game series 10-5)

100 years ago
1912


Football
IRFU
Ottawa (3-0) 14 @ Montreal (0-3) 0
Toronto (3-1) 7 @ Hamilton (1-3) 5

Canadian university
Queen's (1-2) 10 @ Toronto (2-2) 17

ORFU-university (exhibition)
Toronto Rugby & Athletic Association 14 @ Ottawa College 14

80 years ago
1932


On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Richard Gordon and Leigh Lovell, on NBC
Tonight’s episode: The Missing Three-Quarter

70 years ago
1942


War
The Hornet--the last U.S. aircraft carrier manufactured before World War II--was so badly damaged by Japanese warplanes in the Battle of Santa Cruz that it had to be abandoned.

Football
WSCFL
Bombers (4-1-1) 18 University of Manitoba (0-5) 6

Jim Foubister scored 2 touchdowns and Ches McCance rushed 70 yards for a
touchdown and added 3 converts as the Bombers beat the Bisons before fewer
than 150 fans at Osborne Stadium. Bob Laidlaw scored a touchdown for U of
M on a 32-yard fumble return in the 4th quarter, converted by Frank
Mathers.

60 years ago
1952


Football
IRFU
Hamilton (7-2-1) 18 @ Montreal (1-9) 21

Ed Salem kicked 3 field goals, including one that broke an 18-18 tie in the 4th quarter, as the Alouettes earned their first win of the season before 10,000 fans at Delorimier Stadium, who carried Montreal quarterback Sam Etcheverry off the field on their shoulders after the game. Mr. Salem also converted touchdowns by Tommy Hanlon and Jim Ostendarp. Joe Shinn, Vince Scott, and Hal Waggoner scored touchdowns for the Tiger-Cats, who led 12-3 after the 1st quarter. Montreal's Virgil Wagner was stopped just short of the Hamilton goal line on an end run as the gun sounded to end the game.

40 years ago
1972


Died on this date
Igor Sikorsky, 83
. Russian-born U.S. aviator. Mr. Sikorsky designed and flew the Russky Vityaz--the world's first multi-engine fixed-wing aircraft--in 1913, and Ilya Muromets--the world's first airliner--in 1914. After coming to the U.S.A. in 1919, he pioneered flying boats in the 1930s and designed and flew the Vought-Sikorsky VS-300--the first viable American helicopter--in 1939.

30 years ago
1982


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden: Puttin' on the Ritz--Taco

Politics
Citing ill health, Helmut Schmidt announced that he would not run again for the post of Chancellor of West Germany. Mr. Schmidt had lost a non-confidence vote in the Bundestag on October 1 and had been replaced by Helmut Kohl.

25 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): La Bamba--Los Lobos (5th week at #1)

Economics and finance
After being closed for a week, the Hong Kong stock market reopened, and stock values immediately fell by one-third.

As part of the American response to the October 16 attack by an Iranian Silkworm missile on a U.S.-flagged Kuwaiti oil tanker in the Persian Gulf, U.S. President Ronald Reagan announced an embargo on all U.S. imports from Iran, of which oil was the most important.

20 years ago
1992


Law
54.4% of eligible voters in Canada who cast ballots voted “No” in a referendum on the Charlottetown Accord that had been reached on August 28 between provincial premiers and the federal government of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. The “No” side won in six provinces and one territory. The “Yes” side won by 0.2% in Ontario, as well as in Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and the Northwest Territories.

10 years ago
2002


Terrorism
A theatre in Moscow where 800 people had been held hostage by Chechen terrorists for the previous three days was stormed by Russian troops. Most of the terrorists, including the leader, were killed, and only four taken alive. However, 120 hostages were also killed, all but two from the effects of gas—an aerosol version of a powerful painkiller called Fentanyl—that had been released by the troops.

Football
CFL
Montreal (13-4-0-1) 43 @ Ottawa (3-14-0-2) 34

Anthony Calvillo threw 3 touchdown passes to Jeremaine Copeland in the 1st half as the Alouettes took a 35-21 lead and held on to beat the Renegades before 26,411 fans at Frank Clair Stadium on a wet and windy Saturday. Thomas Haskins rushed 20 times for 96 yards and 2 more Montreal touchdowns, while Bruno Heppell of the Alouettes started the scoring when he returned a blocked punt 12 yards for a touchdown just 1:25 into the game. Ottawa safety Donnavan Carter tied a CFL single-game record with 2 blocked punts, the first of which was picked up by teammate Donald Ruiz and returned 2 yards for a touchdown less than 3 minutes after Mr. Heppell’s TD. Ottawa quarterback Dan Crowley completed 2 touchdown passes to Jimmy Oliver and another to Reggie Jones, and rushed for a touchdown of his own. Mr. Oliver caught 6 passes for 126 yards, while Mr. Haskins caught 5 for 108. Mr. Calvillo completed 18 of 33 passes for 299 yards; Mr. Crowley was 17 for 46 for 247 yards. The win was the 200th for Don Matthews as a CFL head coach.

Baseball
World Series Game 6
San Francisco Giants 5 @ Anaheim Angels 6 (Best-of-seven series tied 3-3)

The Giants led 5-0 after 6½ innings before 44,506 fans at Edison International Field of Anaheim, but the Angels rallied for 3 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning and Troy Glaus drove in 3 more in the 8th with a bases-loaded double. Brendan Donnelly was the winning pitcher in relief, while San Francisco reliever Todd Worrell took the loss.

October 25, 2012

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Sylvia Smith!

125 years ago
1887


Baseball
World Series Game 14
Detroit Wolverines 4 St. Louis Browns 3 @ Chicago (Detroit led 15-game series 10-4)

120 years ago
1892


Died on this date
Carrie Harrison, 60
. U.S. First Lady, 1889-1892. Born Caroline Scott, she married Benjamin Harrison on October 20, 1853, and became First Lady when her husband became the 23rd President of the United States of America on March 4, 1889. She became the first President General of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, but was prevented by ill health from taking an active role in society. She died of tuberculosis 24 days after her 60th birthday, while her husband was running for re-election.

110 years ago
1902


Football
ORFU
Toronto (1-2) 0 @ Ottawa (3-0) 20

90 years ago
1922


Football
ARU
Edmonton Elks (2-0) 24 Edmonton Harlequins (0-2) 0

Jack Fraser led the Elks with a touchdown, field goal, and single. Miles Palmer, Curly Dorman, and Vic Yancy also scored touchdowns in the game at Diamond Park.

75 years ago
1937


Baseball
The Boston Bees signed Casey Stengel as their new manager, replacing the departed Bill McKechnie.

60 years ago
1952


Hit Parade
#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I Went to Your Wedding--Patti Page (Best seller--2nd week at #1; Juke Box--5th week at #1); You Belong to Me--Jo Stafford with Paul Weston and his Orchestra (Disc Jockey--7th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I Went to Your Wedding--Patti Page
2 You Belong to Me--Jo Stafford with Paul Weston and his Orchestra
--Patti Page
--Dean Martin
3 Wish You Were Here--Eddie Fisher
4 Meet Mister Callaghan--Les Paul
5 Half as Much--Rosemary Clooney
6 High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)--Frankie Laine
--Tex Ritter
7 Jambalaya--Jo Stafford
8 Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart--Vera Lynn
9 Trying--The Hill Toppers
10 The Glow-Worm--The Mills Brothers

Singles entering the chart were Why Don't You Believe Me by Joni James (#19); My Favorite Song (#21)/Sinner or Saint (#40) by Georgia Gibbs; Three Letters by Kay Starr (#30); and Settin' the Woods on Fire by Jo Stafford and Frankie Laine (#32).

Football
IRFU
Ottawa (5-5) 14 @ Toronto (6-3-1) 20

Nobby Wirkowski threw a touchdown pass to Uly Curtis, handed off to Mr. Curtis for a touchdown, and rushed for the final TD himself as the Argonauts held off the Rough Riders before 24,402 fans at Varsity Stadium. Mr. Curtis's touchdowns were his 12th and 13th of the season; his first came when he got a fingertip on the pass at the Ottawa 8-yard line, and made the catch when Ottawa's Pete Karpuk hit him and enabled him to make the catch and finish a 35-yard play. Ottawa quarterback Tom O'Malley completed touchdown passes to Choo Choo Roberts and Alton Baldwin.

WIFU
Semi-Finals
Calgary 7 @ Edmonton 30 (Edmonton won 2-game total points series 42-38)

Rollin Prather caught 15 passes for 270 yards—both Canadian single-game playoff records—and a touchdown as the Eskimos overcame a 19-point deficit to defeat the Stampeders before 15,000 fans at Clarke Stadium and advance to the best-of-three finals against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Rollie Miles scored 2 touchdowns for the Eskimos, while Mike King and Rod Pantages also scored Edmonton touchdowns, and Wilbur Snyder added 5 converts. Mr. Pantages scored the winning touchdown on a third-down plunge from the Calgary 1-yard line in the last minute of play. Dave West scored the Stampeders' only touchdown in the 4th quarter when he went 30 yards with a pass from quarterback Keith Spaith.

ORFU
Exhibition
Toronto Balmy Beach 18 Oshawa Red Raiders (Intermediate) 10
Marty Carrington ran for 2 touchdowns and Ollie Mandryk added another as Balmy Beach beat the Red Raiders in a game that was played instead of the regularly scheduled game between Balmy Beach and the Windsor Royals, that had been cancelled after the Royals had withdrawn from the league several days earlier. Oshawa quarterback Frank Stukus completed touchdown passes to Roy Bergson and Gary Smith.

Canadian university
Toronto (3-0-1) 9 @ Queen's (1-3) 1
McGill (1-3) 9 @ Western Ontario (2-1-1) 16

The Varsity Blues were leading the Golden Gaels 3-1 in the 4th quarter when Jack Roberts of Queen's rushed 66 yards to the Toronto 18-yard line. Don Ball's field goal attempt was wide, and Bill Bewley returned it 125 yards for a touchdown to put the game away before 10,000 fans at Richardson Stadium in Kingston.

McGill quarterback Geoff Crain rushed 77 yards for a touchdown to give the Redmen an early lead in the 1st quarter at J.W. Little Memorial Stadium in London, but the Mustangs responded with a 1-yard touchdown rush by Cam Church in the 2nd quarter, converted by Gino Fracas. The difference in the game turned out to be 3 field goals by Western Ontario's Ray Truant to 1 field goal by McGill's Fred Wilmot.

50 years ago
1962


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): Telstar--The Tornados (4th week at #1)

On the radio
Eventyrene om Sherlock Holmes (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes), starring Erling Lindahl and Einar Vaage, on Norsk Rikskringkasting (Norwegian State Broadcasting Corporation)
Tonight’s episode: De seks Napoleonsbystene (The Six Napoleons)

This was the last of six episodes starring Messrs. Lindahl and Vaage.

On television tonight
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Final Vow, starring Carol Lynley and Clu Gulager

Literature
John Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

40 years ago
1972


War
The U.S. administration of President Richard Nixon ordered a suspension of bombing north of the 20th parallel as a signal of approval of North Vietnamese concessions at the Paris peace talks.

Disasters
At least 23 people were killed and 80 injured after a hurricane swept across Fiji.

25 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in France: La Bamba--Los Lobos (2nd week at #1)

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (11-5) 24 @ Edmonton (10-6) 49
British Columbia (10-6) 32 @ Calgary (8-8) 12

Matt Dunigan completed touchdown passes to Brian Kelly and Chris Skinner, Milson Jones rushed for 2 touchdowns, Henry “Gizmo” Williams returned a missed field goal 111 yards for a touchdown, and linebacker Danny Bass returned an interception 31 yards for another TD as the Eskimos beat the Blue Bombers before 33,376 fans at Commonwealth Stadium. Mr. Williams’ touchdown was his first of the season on a missed field goal return after 4 touchdowns on punt returns. His earlier touchdowns had come during games televised by CBC, and he was promised a melon jacket of the kind worn by the broadcasters if he returned another kick for a touchdown. At 10:35 of the 1st quarter he did just that, and Jerry Kauric’s convert gave the Eskimos a 14-0 lead. CBC sideline reporter Scott Oake then gave the Gizmo his jacket. Tom Clements started at quarterback for the Blue Bombers, throwing a touchdown pass to Perry Tuttle and handing off to Lester Brown for another TD. Backup quarterback Tom Muecke completed a pass to Jeff Boyd for the game’s final touchdown. Mr. Kelly had 119 yards on just 3 receptions. Former middle linebacker Dan Kepley (1975-1984) and offensive tackle Roger Nelson (1954; 1956-1967) were added to the Eskimos’ Wall of Honour in a halftime ceremony.

Freddie Sims, playing his first game of the season, rushed 25 times for 135 yards and a touchdown and caught 6 passes for 78 yards and another touchdown as the Lions routed the Stampeders before 25,233 fans at McMahon Stadium. Ray Crouse rushed 13 times for 61 yards and the other B.C. touchdown. The Stampeders scored their only touchdown with just 49 seconds left in the game on a 2-yard rush by backup quarterback Carl Fodor. The combination of ball control by the B.C. offense and pressure by the B.C. defense—including 6 quarterback sacks—limited Calgary to 9 first downs and 98 yards in net offense.

Baseball
World Series Game 7
St. Louis Cardinals 2 @ Minnesota Twins 4 (Minnesota won best-of-seven series 4-3)

The Cardinals scored 2 runs in the top of the 2nd inning off starting pitcher Frank Viola, but the Twins came back with single runs in the bottom of the 2nd, 5th, 6th, and 8th innings to win their first World Series since moving to Minnesota in 1961, and the franchise's first since they were the Washington Nationals in 1924. 55,376 fans at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome saw the conclusion of the first World Series in which the home team won every game. Mr. Viola pitched 8 innings for his second win of the series. Joe Magrane started on the mound for St. Louis, but was relieved with 1 out in the 5th by Danny Cox. Mr. Cox gave up 2 hits, 3 bases on balls, and an earned run in 2/3 inning and was charged with his second loss of the series. Bad umpiring played a big part in the outcome of the game, as there were at least three wrong calls on the basepaths.

20 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: End of the Road--Boys II Men

On television tonight
In the Deep Woods, starring Anthony Perkins, Rosanna Arquette, and Will Patton

This made-for-television movie about a serial killer was the final work of Anthony Perkins, who had died on September 12 at the age of 60.

Died on this date
Roger Miller, 56
. U.S. musician. Mr. Miller was a country singer and songwriter whose success crossed over into the pop charts. His biggest hits included Dang Me (1964) and King of the Road (1965), which led to him winning five Grammy Awards in 1964 and six in 1965. A lifelong cigarette smoker, Mr. Miller died of lung cancer.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (8-8) 31 @ Hamilton (9-7) 9
Toronto (6-10) 23 @ Winnipeg (9-7) 24 (OT)
British Columbia (3-13) 22 @ Saskatchewan (8-8) 41

Tom Burgess threw touchdown passes to Jock Climie and Stephen Jones, and John Kropke returned a fumble 1 yard for a touchdown as the Rough Riders beat the Tiger-Cats before 16,742 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium. The only Hamilton touchdown came on a 5-yard pass from Todd Dillon to Ken Evraire with 49 seconds remaining in the game. Mr. Dillon, Don McPherson, and Damon Allen all saw action at quarterback for the Tiger-Cats, combining to complete just 16 of 45 passes.

Michael Richardson rushed 31 times for 179 yards and a 4-yard touchdown on the last play of the 2nd overtime period as the Blue Bombers edged the Argonauts before 30,193 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Warren Hudson scored the other Winnipeg touchdown on a 4-yard rush in the 2nd quarter. Rocket Ismail returned a punt 74 yards in the 3rd quarter for the only Toronto touchdown. The Argonauts sent the game into overtime when Lance Chomyc kicked 3 field goals in the 4th quarter, 2 in the last 2 minutes when Toronto had the advantage of the wind. They had the wind behind them for the 1st overtime period, and Mr. Chomyc added 2 more field goals to give the Argonauts a 23-17 lead. The Blue Bombers finished with 500 yards net offense to 182 for the Argonauts.

Kent Austin completed touchdown passes of 33 yards to Mike Saunders and 81 yards to Ray Elgaard as the Roughriders outscored the Lions 30-2 in the 2nd half before 19,788 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Mr. Austin completed 20 of 46 passes for 405 yards. The Lions took a 13-0 lead in the 1st quarter on 2 field goals by Lui Passaglia and a converted touchdown by Ryan Hanson on a 34-yard pass from Gilbert Renfroe. Andre Francis returned an interception 14 yards for the other B.C. touchdown with 1:24 remaining in the 1st half. Mr. Renfroe and Mike Johnson shared the Lions’ quarterbacking, combining to complete just 6 of 31 passes for 102 yards.

10 years ago
2002


Died on this date
Richard Harris, 72
. Irish-born U.K. actor. Mr. Harris starred in movies such as This Sporting Life (1963); Camelot (1967); A Man Called Horse (1970); Cromwell (1970); and The Field (1990). Although he didn't have a great singing voice, he had a major hit single with Macarthur Park in 1968.

Paul Wellstone, 58. U.S. politician. Mr. Wellstone was a member of Minnesota's Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, which is affiliated with the national Democratic Party. He represented Minnesota in the United States Senate from 1991 until his death. Mr. Wellstone was running for re-election when he, his wife Sheila and daughter Marcia were killed in a plane crash in northern Minnesota along with the two pilots, his driver, and two campaign staff members.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (8-9-0-2) 21 @ Edmonton (13-4) 27

A 70-yard touchdown pass from Ricky Ray to Chris Brazzell with 9:49 remaining in regulation time provided the winning margin as the Eskimos clinched first place in the West Division for the first time in five years. Ronald Williams, playing his first game after missing 12 games with an injury, rushed 8 times for just 7 yards, but scored 2 touchdowns, and made a spectacular catch deep in Winnipeg territory. Corey Holmes returned a punt 68 yards in the 1st quarter for the first Saskatchewan touchdown, and Kevin Glenn threw 29 yards to Dylan Ching for the Roughriders’ other TD in the 2nd quarter as they took an 18-0 lead. Jason Maas started at quarterback for the Eskimos, completing 3 of 10 passes for 84 yards. Mr. Ray relieved him and was 15 for 16 for 227 yards. Attendance at Commonwealth Stadium was 34,101.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

October 24, 2012

150 years ago
1962


War
In the U.S. Civil War, Union General Don Carlos Buell was replaced by William Rosecrans.

125 years ago
1887


Baseball
World Series Game 13
St. Louis Browns 3 @ Detroit Wolverines 6 (Detroit led 15-game series 9-4)

120 years ago
1892


Baseball
The Boston Beaneaters defeated the Cleveland Spiders 8-3 to win their National League championship playoff series 5-0-1. Only 1,812 fans showed up at South End Grounds in Boston to see the Beaneaters win the pennant.

100 years ago
1912


Baseball
The Chicago Cubs named second baseman Johnny Evers as their new manager, succeeding the departed Frank Chance.

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 (7th week at #1)

Football
Ottawa Senior City Football League
Rough Riders (2-0) 43 Civil Service (0-2) 0

Eric Chipper scored 2 touchdowns and 3 converts, while Arnie McWatters added 2 touchdowns and a single for the Rough Riders before fewer than 400 fans at Lansdowne Park.

ORFU
Kitchener-Waterloo (0-6) 0 @ Toronto Oakwood Indians (2-4) 9
Hamilton (3-3) 5 @ Toronto Balmy Beach (4-2) 7

60 years ago
1952


On television tonight
Tales of Tomorrow, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Many Happy Returns, starring Flora Campbell, Edwin Cooper, Gene Raymond, Clifford Sales, and Richard Trask

50 years ago
1962


Music
James Brown and the Famous Flames recorded their Live at the Apollo album, which was released in 1963.

40 years ago
1972


Died on this date
Jackie Robinson, 53. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Robinson broke the colour line and became the first Negro to play baseball in the major leagues in the 20th century when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Mr. Robinson batted .311 with 137 home runs and 734 runs batted in in 1,382 regular season games from 1947-1956, and played in 6 World Series. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962, his first year of eligibility. Other honours accorded Mr. Robinson are too numerous to list here. His final public appearance was at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati just nine days before his death; he threw out the first ball and addressed the crowd prior to the second game of the World Series between the Cincinnati Reds and Oakland Athletics. Earlier in 1972, Mr. Robinson had been a colour commentator on CBC telecasts of Montreal Expos' games.

War
The United States Air Force dropped charges against Major General John D. Lavelle, stating that his relief from command of the 7th Air Force in Indochina in April “has served the interests of discipline by its punitive impact and by placing commanders on notice that the Air Force does not and will not condone the manner in which General Lavelle discharged his duties.” Gen. Lavelle had been demoted and retired after ordering unauthorized bombing strikes against North Vietnam.

Baseball
The Pittsburgh Pirates released second baseman Bill Mazeroski, the Los Angeles Dodgers released shortstop Maury Wills, and the Cincinnati Reds released second baseman Julian Javier, ending the careers of all three veteran infielders.

30 years ago
1982


Football
CFL
British Columbia (8-6) 22 @ Hamilton (7-6-1) 35
Montreal (2-12) 20 @ Saskatchewan (6-7-1) 25

The Tiger-Cats made four interceptions and recovered a B.C. fumble as they beat the Lions before 16,275 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Hamilton quarterback Tom Clements completed 24 of 34 passes for 320 yards and 4 touchdowns--2 to Keith Baker, 1 each to Rocky DiPietro and Dave Graffi--as the Tiger-Cats took a 28-0 lead into the 4th quarter. B.C. quarterback Joe Paopao connected with John Pankratz for a touchdown and 2-point convert to get the Lions on the scoreboard before Rufus Crawford rushed 1 yard for the final Hamilton touchdown. Nick Hebeler scored another touchdown for the Lions on a 27-yard interception return with 2:10 remaining in the game, and Mr. Paopao completed a 9-yard pass to Tyron Gray for the Lions' final touchdown just 51 seconds later.

Stewart Fraser returned a punt 78 yards for a touchdown and Joe Adams completed a 15-yard touchdown pass to Ron Robinson as the Roughriders held on to beat the Concordes before 26,460 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Brian DeRoo scored both Montreal touchdowns on passes from quarterback Johnny Evans.

25 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy: Bad--Michael Jackson (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: You Win Again--Bee Gees (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Bad--Michael Jackson

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Bad--Michael Jackson
2 Lost in Emotion--Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
3 U Got the Look--Prince
4 Causing a Commotion--Madonna
5 Casanova--Levert
6 I Think We're Alone Now--Tiffany
7 Here I Go Again--Whitesnake
8 Let Me Be the One--Expose
9 Little Lies--Fleetwood Mac
10 Mony Mony (Live)--Billy Idol

Singles entering the chart were Faith by George Michael (#48); Is This Love by Whitesnake (#54); Got My Mind Set on You by George Harrison (#73); Cherry Bomb by John Cougar Mellencamp (#78); Crazy by Icehouse (#87); Eagles Fly by Sammy Hagar (#88); Pop Goes the World by Men Without Hats (#89); and Need You Tonight by INXS (#90).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 Here I Go Again--Whitesnake
2 La Bamba--Los Lobos
3 Mony Mony (Live)--Billy Idol
4 I Heard a Rumour--Bananarama
5 Paper in Fire--John Cougar Mellencamp
6 Only in My Dreams-Debbie Gibson
7 When Smokey Sings--ABC
8 Together (The New Wedding Song)--Joey Gregorash
9 Carrie--Europe
10 Lost in Emotion--Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam

Singles entering the chart were Skeletons by Stevie Wonder (#89); Don't Shed a Tear by Paul Carrack (#91); Faith by George Michael (#92); Julian by Alta Moda (#94); Indian Summer by the Dream Academy (#95); and Things I Do for Money by the Northern Pikes (#96).

Labour
The 35-member council of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations decided unanimously to readmit the 1.6-million member Teamsters union to its ranks, 30 years after the union had been expelled. Meanwhile, Teamsters president Jackie Presser was awaiting trial, and the U.S. Justice Department was considering removing the union’s leadership because of possible links to organized crime.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (7-9) 28 @ Ottawa (2-14) 2

Defensive back Howard Fields returned an interception 60 yards for the winning touchdown in the 1st quarter as the Tiger-Cats ended a 6-game losing streak and extended the Rough Riders' losing streak to 13 games before 16,370 fans at Lansdowne Park. Ken Hobart started at quarterback for the Tiger-Cats and passed 23 yards to Steve Stapler for a touchdown in the 4th quarter; shortly after, Tom Porras relieved Mr. Hobart and threw a 3-yard TD pass to Tony Champion. Brad Taylor made his second and last CFL start at quarterback for Ottawa and completed just 6 of 19 passes for 56 yards. He was relieved by Joe Paopao, who was just 6 for 18 for 36 yards.

Baseball
World Series Game 6
St. Louis Cardinals 5 @ Minnesota Twins 11 (Best-of-seven series tied 3-3)

Trailing 5-2 after 4 1/2 innings, the Twins scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 5th inning--highlighted by a 2-run home run by designated hitter Don Baylor--to take a 6-5 lead, and put the game away when Kent Hrbek hit a grand slam in the bottom of the 6th to make the score 10-5. 55,293 fans at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis saw the last World Series game played in the daytime.

20 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Achy Breaky Heart--Billy Ray Cyrus (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy: Erotica--Madonna

#1 single in France: Dur dur d'être bébé!--Jordy (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): End of the Road--Boyz II Men (11th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 End of the Road--Boyz II Men (6th week at #1)
2 Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough--Patty Smyth with Don Henley
3 Jump Around--House of Pain
4 Humpin' Around--Bobby Brown
5 She's Playing Hard to Get--Hi-Five
6 Please Don't Go--K.W.S.
7 I'd Die Without You--PM Dawn
8 When I Look Into Your Eyes--Firehouse
9 Free Your Mind--En Vogue
10 Erotica--Madonna

Singles entering the chart included Alone with You by Tevin Campbell (#76); If I Ever Fall in Love by Shai (#78); and To Love Somebody by Michael Bolton (#86).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough--Patty Smyth with Don Henley (6th week at #1)
2 Do I Have to Say the Words?--Bryan Adams
3 Layla--Eric Clapton
4 End of the Road--Boyz II Men
5 Nothing Broken But My Heart--Celine Dion
6 Not Enough Time--INXS
7 Enid--Barenaked Ladies
8 Walking on Broken Glass--Annie Lennox
9 Song Instead of a Kiss--Alannah Myles
10 Washed Away--Tom Cochrane

Singles entering the chart included How do You Talk to an Angel by the Heights (#60); Rain Down on Me by Blue Rodeo (#77); To Love Somebody by Michael Bolton (#85); Grade 9 by Barenaked Ladies (#93); Bring it on Home to Me by Rita MacNeil (#96); and People Everyday by Arrested Development (#98).

Football
CFL
Edmonton (9-7) 23 @ Calgary (12-4) 40
Doug Flutie completed 24 of 34 passes for 286 yards and touchdowns to Dave Sapunjis and Allen Pitts, and rushed 7 times for 50 yards and a touchdown to lead the Stampeders over the Eskimos before 22,884 fans at McMahon Stadium on a Saturday afternoon that got colder as it went along. Keyvan Jenkins rushed 20 times for 130 yards and a touchdown for Calgary, while Andy McVey rushed for the other Stampeder touchdown. Jim Sandusky caught 5 passes for 73 yards and 3 touchdowns for the Eskimos, all in the 1st half on passes from starting quarterback Tracy Ham. With Edmonton holding a 23-21 lead, Mr. Ham left with a shoulder injury late in the 2nd quarter and didn’t return. In the 2nd half, backup quarterbacks Tom Muecke and DeChane Cameron produced minus-24 yards of net offense in the 2nd half. For Mr. Cameron, who completed 1 of 4 passes for 12 yards and an interception, and rushed once for minus-3 yards, it was the last actual playing time of his brief CFL career.

CIAU
Mount Allison 50 St. Francis Xavier 10
St. Mary's 30 Acadia 8
Bishop's (7-0) 26 Concordia 0
McGill 20 Carleton 0
Western Ontario 44 McMaster 7
Toronto 15 Guelph 14
Wilfrid Laurier 36 York 6
Waterloo 10 Windsor 8
Alberta 8 @ British Columbia 13
Michigan Tech 76 Manitoba 34 (Exhibition)

Baseball
World Series Game 6
Toronto Blue Jays 4 @ Atlanta Braves 3 (11 innings) (Toronto won best-of-seven series 4-2)

The Blue Jays failed to hold a 2-1 lead with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th inning, but they scored 2 in the top of the 11th and held on to become the first Canadian team to win a World Series. Toronto relief ace Tom Henke was one strike away from finishing the series in the bottom of the 9th when Otis Nixon singled to drive in Jeff Blauser with the tying run. With 2 out in the top of the 11th, Dave Winfield doubled home Devon White and Sandy Alomar to give the Blue Jays a 4-2 lead. Mr. Blauser, as he had in the 9th, singled to lead off the bottom of the 11th, and advanced to third base on an error that allowed Damon Berryhill to rerach first. John Smoltz went in to run for Mr. Berryhill and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Rafael Belliard. Brian Hunter then grounded out, driving in Mr. Blauser and advancing Mr. Smoltz to third. Mike Timlin then entered the game to pitch for Toronto to face Mr. Nixon. The Atlanta center fielder laid down a bunt, which Mr. Timlin fielded and threw to first baseman Joe Carter to end the series. Jimmy Key, who pitched 1 1/3 innings, was the winning pitcher over Charlie Leibrandt. Attendance at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium was 51,763.

10 years ago
2002


Died on this date
Harry Hay, 90
. U.S. homosexual activist. A longtime Communist, Mr. Hay founded the Mattachine Society, one of the U.S.A's first sodomite advocacy societies.

Adolph Green, 87. U.S. lyricist. Mr. Green and his partner, Betty Comden, wrote such popular Broadway and Hollywood musicals as On the Town (1944); Singin' in the Rain (1952/1985); and Applause (1970).

Crime
John Allen Williams, aka John Allen Muhammad, 41, a former soldier, and John Lee Malvin, a 17-year-old from Jamaica, were arrested in connection with a series of apparently random sniper shootings in the Washington, D.C. area that had left 10 people dead and 3 wounded from October 2-22.

Terrorism
Chechen terrorists occupying a theatre in Moscow freed at least 33 of their 800 hostages. Most of those freed were children. They also released the body of a woman they had killed.

Baseball
World Series Game 5
Anaheim Angels 4 @ San Francisco Giants 16 (San Francisco led best-of-seven series 3-2)

The Giants scored 3 runs in each of the first 2 innings and 4 in each of the 7th and 8th innings as they routed the Angels before 42,713 fans at Pacific Bell Park. Chad Zerbe, who pitched 1 inning after relieving starter Jason Schmidt in the 5th inning, was the winning pitcher, while Anaheim starter Jarrod Washburn took the loss.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

October 23, 2012

100 years ago
1912


War
The Battle of Kumanovo in the First Balkan War began between Serbia and the Ottoman Empire.

80 years ago
1932


Football
ARU (exhibition)
Edmonton Eskimos 19 Edmonton Young Liberals 1

Eric Dolighan, Bud Williamson, and Archie Ritchie scored touchdowns for the Eskimos in what turned out to be their last game until 1938.

75 years ago
1937


Football
IRFU
Montreal 1 (1-2) @ Hamilton (1-2) 14
Ottawa (1-2) 4 @ Toronto (3-0) 10

Teddy Manorek scored the game's only touchdown as the Tigers defeated the Indians at the Hamilton Amateur Athletic Association Grounds. Huck Welch converted the touchdon and added 5 singles.

Johnny Edwards scored the game's only touchdown as the Argonauts beat the Rough Riders at Varsity Stadium. Toronto's Harry Sonshine broke his jaw in two places, putting him out of action for the rest of the season.

ORFU
Toronto (1-1-1) 0 @ Sarnia (1-0-1) 13

Pat Butler blocked a punt, and Joe Woodcock returned it 40 yards for the game's only touchdown in the 4th quarter as the Imperials blanked Balmy Beach before 3,200 fans at Athletic Park.

Canadian university
Queen's (1-2) 4 @ McGill (1-2) 6
Toronto (1-1-1) 4 @ Western Ontario (2-0-1) 4

Bernie Thornton's field goal on the last play of the game gave the Redmen their win over the Tricolor before 6,000 fans at Molson Stadium.

The Mustangs scored all their points in the 4th quarter on a field goal and a rouge as they came back from a 4-0 deficit to tie the Beavers on a snowy Saturday before a record J.W. Little Memorial Stadium crowd of 5,100.

70 years ago
1942


Football
United States Naval Training Academy (Wahpeton, North Dakota) 5 @ Winnipeg All-Stars 27 (Exhibition)

4,000 people were on hand for "Freedom to Play" night, which featured U.S. and Canadian military displays, followed by an exhibition game played under a combination of American and Canadian rules. Ken Charlton scored 2 touchdowns for the All-Stars, with other Winnipeg touchdowns coming from Andy Branigan, Gordie McPhee, and Brian Lynch. The U.S. naval training team scored an unconverted touchdown in the 4th quarter on a pass from Cleo Goyette to Jim Romeo.

40 years ago
1972


Died on this date
Claire Windsor, 74
. U.S. actress. Miss Windsor acted in movies from 1919-1938, none of which I've ever seen or heard of.

War
Citing difficulties with South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu, U.S. negotiators cabled Hanoi to request further talks in Paris over the proposed Vietnam peace accord.

Disasters
At least 22 Turkish miners were killed and 72 were injured in two tunnel explosions in the Kozlu colliery.

30 years ago
1982


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: Do You Really Want to Hurt Me--Culture Club

#1 single in the U.S.A.: (Billboard): Jack & Diane--John Cougar (4th week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Who Can it Be Now?--Men at Work
2 Jack & Diane--John Cougar
3 Eye in the Sky--Alan Parsons Project
4 I Keep Forgettin'--Michael McDonald
5 Somebody's Baby--Jackson Browne
6 Up Where We Belong--Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes
7 You Can Do Magic--America
8 Heart Attack--Olivia Newton-John
9 Hold On--Santana
10 Break it to Me Gently--Juice Newton

Singles entering the chart were Shadows of the Night by Pat Benatar (#71); Tough World by Donnie Iris (#88); and Attack of the Name Game by Stacy Lattisaw (#98).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 Down Under--Men at Work
2 New World Man--Rush
3 Heart Attack--Olivia Newton-John
4 Hold On--Santana
5 Blue Eyes--Elton John
6 The Look of Love--ABC
7 Athena--The Who
8 I Will Always Love You--Dolly Parton
9 Jack & Diane--John Cougar
10 Hard to Say I'm Sorry--Chicago

Singles entering the chart were Maxine by Mike Rutherford (#42); Shock the Monkey by Peter Gabriel (#44); Everybody Wants You by Billy Squier (#46); Arias & Symphonies by the Spoons (#47); Dirty Laundry by Don Henley (#48); Family Man by Mike Oldfield (#49); and Tell Me Why by April Wine (#50). Maggie Reilly performed the uncredited vocals on Family Man, which had been in Canadian record stores for three months before catching on as a hit.

Hockey
NHL
Normand Léveillé, 19, who was in his second season as a left wing with the Boston Bruins, collapsed in the team's dressing room with a brain aneurysm after the first period of the Bruins' game against the Vancouver Canucks at Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver. Mr. Léveillé was leading the team in scoring with 3 goals--including 2 game-winners--and 6 assists in 9 games. According to Bruins' head coach Gerry Cheevers, Mr. Léveillé was the team's best player. In his rookie year, Mr. Léveillé had scored 14 goals and 19 assists in 66 games. The Canucks won 3-2 on third-period goals by Harold Snepsts and Darcy Rota. Mr. Léveillé spent three weeks in a coma, but eventually recovered to the extent of being able to walk again.

Football
CFL
Calgary (7-6-1) 19 @ Ottawa (4-10) 42
Edmonton (9-5) 33 @ Winnipeg (11-4) 17

Skip Walker rushed 27 times for 203 yards and 3 touchdowns and added 2 pass receptions for 89 yards--including an 80-yard touchdown from Chris Isaac--as the Rough Riders routed the Stampeders before 19,748 fans at Lansdowne Park. Mr. Isaac, who completed just 8 of 16 passes, but for 226 yards, also threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Carl Powell. Gerry Dattilio started at quarterback for the Stampeders and threw a 36-yard touchdown pass to Mike McTague in the 3rd quarter. On the last play of the game, backup quarterback Phil Kessel completed an 8-yard pass to Willie Armstead for the other Calgary touchdown and then passed to Mr. Armstead for a 2-point convert.

Warren Moon threw touchdown passes to Waddell Smith, Brian Kelly, and Mark deBrueys as the Eskimos defeated the Blue Bombers before a sellout crowd of 32,946 at Winnipeg Stadium. The win kept the Eskimos' hopes of finishing first in the West Division alive; they had lost 32-26 to the Blue Bombers in Edmonton on August 1, so if the teams ended up tied in the standings, the Eskimos' 59-49 advantage in the games between the teams would give them home field for a playoff game. Winnipeg quarterback Dieter Brock left at the end of the 1st quarter when hit hard by two Edmonton defender, and was replaced by Mark Jackson for the rest of the game. Rick House rushed for both Blue Bomber touchdowns. It was the final game in the 7-year CFL career of Winnipeg defensive back Gregg Butler, who had played with the Eskimos from 1977-1980.

CIAU
St. Francis Xavier 37 St. Mary's 27
Mount Allison 21 Acadia 15
Concordia 18 Queen's 4
Ottawa 38 Carleton 7
McMaster 39 Western Ontario 36
Guelph 24 Toronto 8
Wilfrid Laurier 45 Windsor 7
British Columbia 60 Saskatchewan 19

25 years ago
1987


Law
The United States Senate voted 58-42, with 6 Republicans joining 52 Democrats, to reject the nomination of Robert Bork, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. President Ronald Reagan, who had nominated Judge Bork, said he was “saddened and disappointed that the Senate had bowed today to a campaign of political pressure.”

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the U.S. gross national product had grown at an annual rate of 3.8% during the third quarter of 1987 after allowing for inflation.

The United States Labor Department reported that the consumer price index had increased 0.2% in September.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (5-10-1) 3 @ Toronto (10-5-1) 25

Danny Barrett threw a touchdown pass to Paul Pearson, Tony Johns rushed for a touchdown, and John Congemi threw a touchdown pass to Gill Fenerty as the Argonauts beat the Roughriders before 22,329 fans at Exhibition Stadium. The loss eliminated Saskatchewan from playoff contention for the 11th consecutive year. Mr. Fenerty rushed 15 times for 86 yards, while Darrell Smith led Toronto's receivers with 6 receptions for 105 yards. Saskatchewan's Ray Elgaard caught 7 passes for 121 yards.

20 years ago
1992


Diplomacy
U.S. President George Bush said that Vietnam had agreed to provide to the U.S. all documents, photographs, and personal effects relating to American servicemen still missing after the Vietnam War. The U.S. listed 2,265 Americans as unaccounted for in Indochina. The total included men known to be dead whose bodies had not been recovered.

Football
CIAU
Saskatchewan (3-4) 7 @ Calgary (4-3) 67

This blogger was among those in attendance at McMahon Stadium as the Dinos, playing without injured starting quarterback John Kalin, routed the Huskies. Jason Assen played the 1st half for Calgary and ran up a 43-0 lead; third-string Calgary quarterback Sasha Blaskovich played the 3rd quarter, when the Huskies reduced the deficit to 43-7; and fourth-string Dino quarterback Brett Campbell, seeing his only playing time of the year, led the team to 24 more points in the 4th quarter. I counted 4 Saskatchewan players who left the game with injuries that looked serious--or at least painful. It was the warmest weather I've ever experienced at a Dinos' home game.

Baseball
The expansion Florida Marlins hired Rene Lachemann to be their first manager. Mr. Lachemann had previously managed the Seattle Mariners and Milwaukee Brewers.

10 years ago
2002


Diplomacy
The United States presented a resolution to the United Nations Security Council calling for military action against Iraq if Iraqi weapons of mass destruction were not eliminated, and began a diplomatic initiative aimed at securing its passage.

Terrorism
About 50 armed Chechen militants occupied a theatre in Moscow and seized 800 hostages, demanding that Russia end its attacks on the province.

Baseball
World Series Game 4
Anaheim Angels 3 @ San Francisco Giants 4 (Best-of-seven series tied 2-2)

The Angels scored 3 runs in the first 3 innings, but the Giants tied the game with 3 runs in the bottom of the 5th. The winning run scored with 1 out in the bottom of the 8th when David Bell singled home J.T. Snow, who had led off with a single and advanced to second base on a passed ball by Anaheim catcher Benjy Molina. Kirk Rueter pitched the first 6 innings for San Francisco, and Todd Worrell, who pitched the 8th, was the winning pitcher. John Lackey pitched the first 5 innings for Anaheim; Francisco Rodriguez, who pitched the 7th and 8th innings, took the loss. Attendance at Pacific Bell Park was 42,703.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

October 22, 2012

125 years ago
1887


Football
ORFU
City series
Hamilton 13 Ottawa 1 @ Toronto

College series
University of Toronto 0 @ Ottawa College 9

Baseball
World Series Game 12
St. Louis Browns 5 Detroit Wolverines 1 (7 innings, darkness) (Detroit led 15-game series 8-4)

120 years ago
1892


Football
ORFU
Round 1 (2nd game of 2-game total points series)
Osgoode Hall won by default over Trinity College

Round 2
Bye: Queen’s University
Ottawa College 5 @ Toronto 34
Hamilton 34 @ London 0

Baseball
The Cleveland Spiders blew a 6-0 lead and lost 12-7 to the Boston Beaneaters at South End Grounds in Boston. The Beaneaters took a 4-0-1 lead in their National League championship playoff series, with Jack Stivetts winning the pitching matchup over John Clarkson.

80 years ago
1932


Football
IRFU
Hamilton (2-1) 4 @ Montreal (3-0) 9
Toronto (1-2) 27 @ Ottawa (0-3) 6

ARU
Calgary @ Edmonton (cancelled)

70 years ago
1942


War
U.S. Major General Mark Clark met in Algeria with French Resistance fighters and officers loyal to the Allied cause to discuss Operation Torch, the first Allied amphibious landing of World War II.

60 years ago
1952


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

On television tonight
The Unexpected, hosted by Herbert Marshall, on NBC
Tonight's episode: Bright Boy, starring Tom Drake, Forrest Taylor, and Irene Vernon

Football
WIFU
Semi-Finals
Edmonton 12 @ Calgary 31 (1st game of 2-game total points series)

Johnny Bright scored 3 touchdowns as the Stampeders defeated the Eskimos before a capacity crowd of 12,000 at Mewata Stadium to take an apparently insurmountable lead into the second game of the series in Edmonton. 2 of Mr. Bright's touchdons came on passes from quarterback Keith Spaith, who also threw TD passes to Davey West and Bob Shaw. The Eskimos opened the scoring in the 1st quarter on a touchdown pass from Claude Arnold to Rollin Prather. Trailing 30-6 late in the game, the Eskimos scored a touchdown on their last possession when quarterback Frank Filchock handed off to Normie Kwong.

50 years ago
1962


World events
U.S. President John F. Kennedy, in a nationally televised address, announced that Soviet missiles had been discovered in Cuba and that the U.S.A. was imposing a naval quarantine of Cuba to prevent the delivery of more Soviet missiles.

Boxing
Von Clay (17-8-2) knocked out Dick Young (13-1) in the 5th round of a heavyweight bout at Philadelphia Arena.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (10-4) 17 @ Saskatchewan (7-6-1) 8

Kenny Ploen completed 12 of 16 passes and threw touchdown passes of 24 yards to Roger Hagberg in the 1st quarter and Ernie Pitts in the 4th quarter as the Blue Bombers defeated the Roughriders at Taylor Field in Regina. Mr. Pitts' TD came after Gene Wlasiuk of the Roughriders fumbled a punt and Winnipeg's Rick Potter returned it 38 yards from the Saskatchewan 50-yard line. Ferd Burket rushed 9 yards for a Saskatchewan touchdown to open the scoring in the 1st quarter.

40 years ago
1972


On television tonight
Rod Serling's Night Gallery, on NBC
Tonight's episode: Rare Objects, starring Mickey Rooney and Raymond Massey

War
South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu met with U.S. diplomat Henry Kissinger and rejected the proposal presented to him for ending the Vietnam War.

Crime
The United States Navy announced that charges had been preferred against 25 people, almost all of them Negroes, accused of an attack on white sailors aboard the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk off the coast of Vietnam. The initial attack had taken place on the night of October 12 and had led to a series of roving brawls into the early hours of October 13, resulting in injuries to 46 sailors.

Defense
General Abraham Adan, chief of Israel’s armoured forces, disclosed that Israel had modified and improved tanks that Egypt had lost in battles for the Sinai Peninsula in the Six-Day War in 1967, and had doubled the strength of its armoured force since the war. He asserted that the tanks “are now better” than those used “in the Egyptian or even the Soviet army.” Gen. Adan did not disclose the number of Soviet-built tanks in use, but according to a report by the London-based International Institute of Strategic Studies, Israel had captured at least 100 of the 800 tanks that the Egyptians had lost in the battle.

Disasters
At least 34 Iranian coal miners died of suffocation when they were trapped by an underground explosion northeast of Tehran.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (9-3) 17 @ Montreal (4-9) 7
Saskatchewan (7-7) 23 @ Edmonton (9-5) 25

Rick Cassata completed 13 of 24 passes for 217 yards and touchdowns of 18 and 6 yards to Hugh Oldham n the 1st quarter as the Rough Riders defeated the Alouettes before 13,972 fans at Molson Stadium. The Alouettes opened the scoring on a 3-yard rush by Larry Smith, immediately after a 73-yard rush by Ike Brown. George Springate, who had come out of retirement to kick for Montreal, converted. A Gerry Organ field goal in the 3rd quarter was the only scoring in the last 3 quarters. The Montreal fans behaved in a rowdy manner, culminating in a punch to the face of referee Bill Dell as he was making his way to the dressing room at the end of the game.

Dave Cutler set a single-game CFL record with 6 field goals as the Eskimos edged the Roughriders before 21,426 fans at Clarke Stadium. The only Edmonton touchdown came in the 1st quarter on a 16-yard pass from quarterback Tom Wilkinson to George McGowan. Mr. Wilkinson rushed for 61 yards in the game, the best total for either team. Saskatchewan quarterback Ron Lancaster threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Bob Pearce in the 2nd quarter and a 7-yard TD pass to Gord Barwell in the 4th quarter. Tom Campana rushed 1 yard for a Roughrider touchdown with 7 seconds remaining in the game, and the Roughriders recovered a short kickoff, but time ran out with another pass completion from Mr. Lancaster. Saskatchewan head coach Dave Skrien protested that 3 seconds had been allowed to tick off after the whistle had blown on the kickoff recovery, but his argument fell on deaf ears.

Baseball
World Series Game 7
Oakland Athletics 3 @ Cincinnati Reds 2 (Oakland won best-of-seven series 4-3)

Gene Tenace had 2 hits and drove in 2 runs as the Athletics won their first World Series since 1930, when the team was based in Philadelphia. Mr. Tenace's second hit, a double off Pedro Borbon in the 6th inning, drove in Bert Campaneris to give Oakland a 2-1 lead. Allen Lewis pinch ran for Mr. Tenace and scored on a double by Sal Bando to make the score 3-1. The Reds scored a run in the 8th and had runners on second and third bases, but Oakland relief pitcher Rollie Fingers retired Denis Menke for the third out of the inning and preserved the victory in the 9th before 56,040 fans at Riverfront Stadium. Catfish Hunter, who had relieved starting pitcher Blue Moon Odom with 1 out in the 4th inning, pitched 2 2/3 innings and was credited with his second win of the series; Mr. Borbon took the loss. Mr. Tenace, who had tied a World Series record with 4 home runs, was named the series' Most Valuable Player.

30 years ago
1982


Died on this date
Richard Jessup, 57
. U.S. author. Mr. Jessup wrote novels and screenplays, sometimes under the name Richard Telfair. His best-known novel was The Cincinnati Kid, which was made into a movie in 1965.

Baseball
Gene Mauch resigned as manager of the California Angels despite leading them to the American League West Division pennant. The Angels had won the first 2 games of the AL championship series and had lost the last 3 to the Milwaukee Brewers.

25 years ago
1987


War
An Iranian missile struck Kuwait’s principal offshore oil terminal, through which one-third of Kuwait’s oil imports were transported. In response to China’s alleged sale of Silkworm missiles to Iran, the U.S. administration of President Ronald Reagan said that it was curbing exports of some high-technology U.S. products to China. China had not acknowledged that it was selling arms to Iran.

Economics and finance
U.S. President Ronald Reagan said that the economy was fundamentally sound and that the 1987 deficit would be $148 billion, down $73 billion from 1986. He blamed Congress for the deficit.

Major U.S. banks lowered their prime lending rate from 9.25% to 9%.

Baseball
World Series Game 5
Minnesota Twins 2 @ St. Louis Cardinals 4 (St. Louis led best-of-seven series 3-2)

The Cardinals broke a 0-0 tie with 3 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning--2 on a single by Curt Ford--as they beat the Twins before 55,347 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium. Danny Cox pitched 7 1/3 innings to get the win, while Bert Blyleven pitched 6 innings in taking the loss.

Sachi Kinugasa played the last game of his 23-year career in Japan. He played in 2,215 consecutive games from October 19, 1970 through his last game. Mr. Kinugasa began his career with the Hiroshima Carp in 1965.

20 years ago
1992


Died on this date
Red Barber, 84
. U.S. sportscaster. One of the most famous broadcasters in baseball history, Mr. Barber was the radio (and later, television) broadcaster for games of the Cincinnati Reds (1934-1938), Brooklyn Dodgers (1939-1953), and New York Yankees (1954-1966). He and colleague Mel Allen were the first broadcasters to be honoured by the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1978.

Cleavon Little, 53. U.S. actor. Mr. Little was known for his roles in the movies Vanishing Point (1971) and Blazing Saddles (1974) and the television comedy series Temperatures Rising (1972-1974).

Baseball
World Series Game 5
Atlanta Braves 7 @ Toronto Blue Jays 2 (Toronto led best-of-seven series 3-2)

The Braves broke a 2-2 tie with 5 runs in the 5th inning before 52,268 fans at SkyDome, with the big blow being a grand slam by Lonnie Smith. John Smoltz pitched 6 innings to get the win, while losing pitcher Jack Morris gave up 9 hits and 7 earned runs in 4 2/3 innings.

10 years ago
2002


Died on this date
Richard Helms, 89
. U.S. government official. Mr. Helms was director of Central Intelligence from 1966-1973. During his tenure, the Central Intelligence Agency was involved in activities in Chile in opposition to the Marxist government of President Salvador Allende.

World events
A discovery of mass graves in Guinea suggested that the country’s late dictator Sekou Toure had killed more people than previously thought.

Politics
New Brunswick Premier Bernard Lord ended months of speculation by announcing that he would not seek the federal Conservative leadership.

Baseball
World Series Game 3
Anaheim Angels 10 @ San Francisco Giants 4 (Anaheim led best-of-seven series 2-1)

The Angels amassed 16 hits and scored 4 runs in each of the 3rd and 4th innings as they beat the Giants before 42,707 fans at Pacific Bell Park. Ramon Ortiz was the winning pitcher despite giving up 4 runs, 5 hits, and 4 bases on balls in 5 innings. Livan Hernandez pitched 3 2/3 innings in taking the loss. Giants' left fielder Barry Bonds became the first player in history to hit a home run in each of his first 3 World Series games.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

October 21, 2012

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Donna Morrow!

240 years ago
1772


Born on this date
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
. U.K. poet. Mr. Coleridge was a founder of the Romantic movement in English poetry; his best-known poems were The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1798), Kubla Khan (completed in 1797, published in 1816), and Christabel (written from 1797-1800, published in 1816). He died on July 25, 1834 at the age of 61.

175 years ago
1837


War
Seminole chief Osceola was captured by the United States Army as he was carrying a white flag of truce during the Second Seminole War in Florida.

125 years ago
1887


Baseball
World Series Game 10
St. Louis Browns 11 Detroit Wolverines 4 @ Washington (Detroit led 15-game series 7-3)

The Browns made a triple play in a game that was played in the morning after being rained out the day before.

World Series Game 11
Detroit Wolverines 13 St. Louis Browns 3 @ Baltimore (Detroit led 15-game series 8-3)

The game was played in the afternoon after the morning game in Washington.

120 years ago
1892


Baseball
Kid Nichols pitched a shutout as the Boston Beaneaters blanked the Cleveland Spiders 4-0 before 6,547 fans at South End Grounds in Boston to take a 3-0-1 lead in their National League championship playoff series.

90 years ago
1922


Football
IRFU
Toronto (4-0) 28 @ Ottawa (0-3-1) 1

Lionel Conacher rushed for a touchdown, lateralled for another, and made several outstanding runs to lead the Argonauts over the Senators at Lansdowne Park.

IRFU-university (exhibition)
Queen's University 2 @ Hamilton Tigers 19

ORFU
(Toronto) Parkdale Canoe Club (3-0) 25 @ Hamilton Rowing Club (1-1) 8
(Ottawa) St. Brigids (0-2) 2 @ University of Toronto (1-2) 19

Canadian university
Toronto (2-0) 51 @ McGill (0-3) 5

70 years ago
1942


Crime
John and Elsie Mehrtens of Edmonton were fined $60 for hoarding 69 pounds of coffee and 1 pound of tea in violation of Canadian rationing regulations in force during World War II.

60 years ago
1952


On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: The Man Who Had Seven Hours, starring Robert Sterling

Died on this date
Jack Hoey, 28
. Canadian hockey player. Mr. Hoey played right wing with the Latimer Brokers in the amateur East York Major League. Shortly after the start of the 2nd period of a game against the Ux-Spring Combines at East York Memorial Arena, Mr. Hoey collapsed with a fatal heart attack near centre ice. Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful. Mr. Hoey, who, while in his teens, had saved two children from drowning, was an employee of the Toronto Fire Department.

World events
Jomo Kenyatta was among 100 Kenyans arrested in a raid by British authorities in an attempt to clamp down the rebel Mau Mau movement.

Football
ORFU
The Windsor Royals, who hadn't won a game since 1950, announced their withdrawal from the Ontario Rugby Football Union for the balance of the season. Their final two scheduled games--at Toronto vs. Toronto Balmy Beach on October 26 and at home vs. the Brantford Redskins on November 1--were cancelled, and not recorded as defaults.

50 years ago
1962


Space
The mission of the Soviet satellite Cosmos 10 ended, four days after launch.

Football
CFL
Toronto (3-9) 24 @ Hamilton (7-4-1) 27

The Tiger-Cats trailed 24-13 in the 3rd quarter before 24,591 fans at Civic Stadium when Hamilton coach Jim Trimble benched starting quarterback Joe Zuger and replaced him with Frank Cosentino, and Mr. Cosentino promptly completed a 71-yard touchdown pass to Dick Easterly. In the 4th quarter, Mr. Cosentino connected with Garney Henley for a 39-yard TD to provide the winning margin. Hamilton had scored touchdowns in each of the first 2 quarters on touchdown passes from Mr. Zuger of 3 yards to Ken Kilrea and 24 yards to Mr. Henley. Dave Mann scored the first Toronto touchdown on a pass from halfback Dick Shatto. Quarterback Tobin Rote threw a TD pass to Joe Hernandez, and Ron Morris intercepted a pass from Mr. Zuger and returned it 80 yards for a touchdown, setting the stage for Mr. Cosentino's entrance. Hamilton's Bobby Kuntz rushed 15 times for 116 yards, while former Argonaut fullback C.R. Roberts had a poor game in his debut as a Tiger-Cat.

40 years ago
1972


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: Mouldy Old Dough--Lieutenant Pigeon (2nd week at #1)

Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Boppin' the Blues--Blackfeather (2nd week at #1)
2 Rock and Roll Parts I and 2--Gary Glitter
3 Breaking Up is Hard to Do--The Partridge Family
4 Popcorn--Hot Butter
5 Run to Me--The Bee Gees
6 Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)--The Hollies
7 Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)--Looking Glass
8 So Tough--Johnny O'Keefe
9 Ooh-Wakka-Doo-Wakka-Day--Gilbert O'Sullivan
10 Promised Land--Dave Edmunds

Singles entering the chart were You Wear it Well by Rod Stewart (#18); Rock Me Baby by Johnny Farnham (#30); Ginger Man by Brian Cadd (#34); and Pamela Brown by Tom T. Hall (#37).

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): My Ding-A-Ling--Chuck Berry

U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 My Ding-A-Ling--Chuck Berry
2 Ben--Michael Jackson
3 Everybody Plays the Fool--The Main Ingredient
4 Burning Love--Elvis Presley
5 Use Me--Bill Withers
6 Go All the Way--Raspberries
7 Nights in White Satin--The Moody Blues
8 I'll Be Around--The Spinners
9 Freddie's Dead--Curtis Mayfield
10 Garden Party--Rick Nelson & the Stone Canyon Band

Singles entering the chart were You Ought to Be with Me by Al Green (#67); Convention '72 by the Delegates (#71); Crazy Horses by the Osmonds (#73); Clair by Gilbert O'Sullivan (#81); Down to the Nightclub by Tower of Power (#82); Me and Mrs. Jones by Billy Paul (#92); The Mosquito by the Doors (#94); Celebration by Tommy James (#95); No by Bulldog (#96); Roberta by the Bones (#97); Memphis at Sunrise by the Bar-Kays (#98); Holy Cow by Stefan (#99); and Deteriorata by National Lampoon (#100). Deteriorata was a spoof of The Desiderata, which had been a major hit for Les Crane in the fall of 1971.

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 My Ding-A-Ling--Chuck Berry
2 Burning Love--Elvis Presley
3 Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me--Mac Davis
4 Black & White--Three Dog Night
5 Go All the Way--Raspberries
6 Nights in White Satin--The Moody Blues
7 You Wear it Well--Rod Stewart
8 Tight Rope--Leon Russell
9 Everybody Plays the Fool--The Main Ingredient
10 Speak to the Sky--Rick Springfield

Singles entering the chart were Rockin' Pneumonia-Boogie Woogie Flu by Johnny Rivers (#81); Poor Boy by Casey Kelly (#83); Ventura Highway by America (#89); Loving You Just Crossed My Mind by Sam Neely (#93); Crazy Horses by the Osmonds (#94); Song Seller by the Raiders (#95); Dialogue (Parts I and II) by Chicago (#97); I'll Be Around by the Spinners (#98); and Operator by Jim Croce (#99).

Calgary’s top 10
1 My Ding-A-Ling--Chuck Berry (3rd week at #1)
2 Nights in White Satin--The Moody Blues
3 Burning Love--Elvis Presley
4 Everybody Plays the Fool--The Main Ingredient
5 Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me--Mac Davis
6 Rock Me Baby--David Cassidy
7 Running Back to Saskatoon--The Guess Who
8 You Wear it Well--Rod Stewart
9 I Can See Clearly Now--Johnny Nash
10 One More Chance--Ocean
Pick hit of the week: Carry Me, Carrie--Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show

Disasters
37 of 53 people aboard an Olympic Airways plane en route from Corfu to Athens died when it crashed into the sea short of the Athens airport.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (9-5) 3 @ Hamilton (9-3) 18
Calgary (5-9) 19 @ British Columbia (4-10) 17

Dave Buchanan rushed 22 times for 161 yards, including a 52-yard touchdown, as the Tiger-Cats defeated the Blue Bombers before 33,946 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Dave Fleming rushed 5 yards for the other touchdown. Mack Herron led the Winnipeg ground game with 10 carries for 74 yards.

Jesse Mims rushed 3 yards for a touchdown with 25 seconds remaining in the game to give the Stampeders their win over the Lions before 21,284 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver. The winning touchdown finished a drive that was prolonged when B.C. defensive back Brian Donnelly deflected a pass from Calgary quarterback Jerry Keeling on a third down-and-10 yards-to-go play from the Stampeder 53-yard line, only to have the ball be caught by Gerry Shaw for a first down as he was lyng on his back. Mr. Shaw caught a pass from Mr. Keeling for the other Calgary touchdown. Jim Evenson rushed 2 yards for the Lions' only touchdown. Ted Gerela converted and added 3 field goals. The Lions moved to the Stampeder 36-yard line with 5 seconds left, but Mr. Gerela was wide on a 43-yard field goal attempt, and Mr. Mims conceded a single point to end the game.

Baseball
World Series Game 6
Oakland Athletics 1 @ Cincinnati Reds 8 (Best-of-seven series tied 3-3)

The Reds broke the game open with 5 runs in the 7th inning before 52,737 fans at Riverfront Stadium. Ross Grimsley, who pitched 1 inning after releiving starting pitcher Gary Nolan with 2 out in the 5th, was the winning pitcher, while Vida Blue, who started and pitched 5 2/3 innings, took the loss. For Joe Horlen, the fourth pitcher used by the Athletics in the game, it was his only World Series appearance and his last appearance in a major league game. The former Chicago White Sox ace faced 8 batters and gave up 2 hits, 2 bases on balls, and an earned run in 1 1/3 innings. The last batter he faced was Joe Morgan, who grounded to first baseman Mike Epstein, who then threw to Mr. Horlen for the putout at first base. It was also the final major league game for Oakland's Don Mincher, who ended his career in a strange manner. After coming to bat as a pinch hitter in game 4 and hitting a single to drive in the tying run in the 9th inning, he was announced as a pinch hitter in the 8th inning of game 5, only to be replaced by Angel Mangual when the Reds changed pitchers. In game 6, the same thing happened: Mr. Mincher was announced as a pinch hitter for pitcher Bob Locker in the top of the 7th, and when Cincinnati changed pitchers, Dave Duncan then batted for Mr. Mincher. Mr. Mincher was thus credited with 3 games played in the series, but was only announced into the game in the last 2.

30 years ago
1982


Politics
Sinn Fein, the political wing of the provisional Irish Republican Army, won its first seats in elections for the new Ulster Assembly.

25 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden: Never Gonna Give You Up--Rick Astley (4th week at #1)

Diplomacy
Honduran President Jose Ascona met with U.S. President Ronald Reagan in Washington and asked that U.S. military aid to the Nicaraguan Contras be suspended until at least January 1988.

Economics and finance
The Dow Jones industrial average rose by a record 186.84 points.

Baseball
World Series Game 4
Minnesota Twins 2 @ St. Louis Cardinals 7 (Best-of-seven series tied 2-2)

The Cardinals broke a 1-1 tie with 6 runs in the bottom of the 4th inning before 55,347 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium. The key hit was a 3-run home run by third baseman Tom Lawless, who had hit just .080 (2 for 25) during the regular season; the homer was just the second of his major league career. Bob Forsch, who relieved starting pitcher Greg Mathews with 2 out in the 4th inning, pitched 2 2/3 innings and was credited with the win. Frank Viola lasted just 3 1/3 innings in taking the loss.

20 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden: Om du var min--Mauro Scocco (2nd week at #1)

On television tonight
The Wonder Years, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Politics as Usual

Died on this date
Jim Garrison, 70
. U.S. attorney. Mr. Garrison was the District Attorney for New Orleans Parish from 1961-1973. He was known for investigating the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, and his efforts resulted in charges against New Orleans businessman Clay Shaw, who was acquitted. Mr. Garrison's book On the Trail of the Assassins (1988) provided some of the inspiration for the movie JFK (1991).

Personal
As I was driving to Edmonton from Enoch in the afternoon, I saw a bald eagle. I'd never seen one in person before or since, and it was a beautiful sight.

Baseball
World Series Game 4
Atlanta Braves 1 @ Toronto Blue Jays 2 (Toronto led best-of-seven series 3-1)

Devon White singled home Kelly Gruber with 2 out in the bottom of the 7th inning to provide the winning margin as Jimmy Key pitched 7 2/3 innings to win the duel over Tom Glavine before 52,090 fans at SkyDome.

10 years ago
2002


Terrorism
A sport utility vehicle carrying a bomb crashed into a bus in northern Israel, killing 14 people and injuring 50.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

October 20, 2012

75 years ago
1937


Baseball
Ossie Vitt, who had just managed the Newark Bears to the International League pennant, was named to succeed Steve O'Neill as manager of the Cleveland Indians.

50 years ago
1962


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy: Speedy Gonzales--Pat Boone

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Telstar--The Tornados (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Monster Mash--Bobby (Boris) Pickett and the Crypt Kickers

U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Monster Mash--Bobby (Boris) Pickett and the Crypt Kickers
2 Sherry--The 4 Seasons
3 Ramblin' Rose--Nat King Cole
4 Do You Love Me--The Contours
5 Green Onions--Booker T. and the M.G.'s
6 He's a Rebel--The Crystals
7 Patches--Dickey Lee
8 Alley Cat--Bent Fabric
9 Only Love Can Break a Heart--Gene Pitney
10 Let's Dance--Chris Montez

Singles entering the chart were Return to Sender by Elvis Presley (#61); Big Girls Don't Cry by the 4 Seasons (#64); Ride! by Dee Dee Sharp (#85); Mama Sang a Song, with versions by Bill Anderson, Stan Kenton, and Walter Brennan (#86); You Can Run (But You Can't Hide) by Jerry Butler (#92); Let's Go by the Routers (#98); Midnight Sun by the Five Whispers (#100); Further More by Ray Stevens (also #100); and The Lonely Bull by the Tijuana Brass (also #100). Return to Sender was from the movie Girls! Girls! Girls!

World events
Members of the White House press corps were told that U.S. President John F. Kennedy had an "upper respiratory infection" as a cover story for his sudden departure from Seattle, where he had been scheduled to attend the World's Fair, to sudenly return to Washington. In fact, Mr. Kennedy was holding secret meetings with advisers before ordering a blockade of Cuba, where Soviet missiles had been photographed. A similar cover story was provided for Vice-President Lyndon Johnson.

Space
The U.S.S.R. launched the satellite Cosmos 11.

Boxing
Heavyweight Doug Jones (20-3-1) scored a technical knockout of light heavyweight Bob Foster (9-1) at 23 seconds of the 8th round of their bout at Madison Square Garden in New York. Mr. Foster was a late subsitute for Zora Folley, who pulled out because of a virus. He was knocked down for a 9-count in the 1st round, and was staggered in the 7th and 8th rounds.

Football
CFL
Montreal (3-6-3) 21 @ Ottawa (6-5-1) 21
British Columbia (6-8) 28 @ Calgary (9-5-1) 36
Winnipeg (9-4) 30 @ Edmonton (5-9-1) 20

Bobby-Jack Oliver's 48-yard field goal with 2 1/2 minutes remaining in the game gave the Alouettes the tie before 20,559 fans at Lansdowne Park. The kick tied a record set by Ottawa's Moe Racine for the longest FG in CFL history. The first Montreal touchdown, a 40-yard pass from Sandy Stephens to Marv Luster in the 2nd quarter, created controversy, as the ball apparently bounced off Mr. Luster's hands, off the goal post, and back into his hands. Referee Norm Maxwell and Eastern Football Conference supervisor Hap Shouldice allowed the touchdown to stand because the ball had contacted a player before hitting the upright, although the rule book stated that a forward pass hitting the goalpost could not be completed. The Rough Riders announced that they would protest the result in order to establish the validity of the rule book. George Dixon rushed 75 yards for the other Montreal touchdown in the 4th quarter. Mr. Oliver, who also kicked a 40-yard field goal, converted to reduce Ottawa's lead to 21-18. The Rough Riders' touchdowns came on a 9-yard pass from Russ Jackson to Bob Simpson and a 2-yard rush by Dave Thelen.

Larry Robinson scored a touchdown and 5 converts as the Stampeders defeated the Lions before 18,800 fans at McMahon Stadium. Other Calgary touchdowns were scored by Pete Manning, Lovell Coleman, Harvey Wylie, and Ed Buchanan. Willie Fleming scored 3 touchdowns for B.C., including one on a 97-yard rush. Nub Beamer scored the other Lions' TD.

The Blue Bombers trailed the Eskimos 20-9 with 12 minutes remaining in the game before 13,000 fans at Clarke Stadium, but third-string quarterback Dick Thornton rallied the team, setting up a touchdown by Leo Lewis, rushing 29 yards for a second touchdown, and setting up another by Henry Janzen as the Blue Bombers eliminated the Eskimos from playoff contention. Ernie Pitts scored the other Winnipeg TD in the 2nd quarter. Tommy-Joe Coffey, who was presented with a Canada Packers steer at halftime as the Eskimos' most popular player, scored 2 touchdowns and 2 converts. The first Edmonton touchdown, his 79th and last as an Eskimo, was scored by Jackie Parker, playing what turned out to be his last home game in an Edmonton uniform. It was the first time the Eskimos had been knocked out of playoff contention since 1949.

Canadian university
Queen's (2-1) 24 @ McGill (1-2) 38
Western Ontario (1-2) 14 @ Toronto (2-1) 23

Eric Walter scored 4 touchdowns to lead the Redmen over the Golden Gaels at Molson Stadium. Willie Lambert scored the other McGill touchdown on a 49-yard pass from Tom Skypeck. Bill Edwards, Bayne Norrie, and Bill Sirman scored touchdowns for Queen's. Ian Monteith led the Redmen with 107 yards rushing, while Jim Young led the Golden Gales with 80 yards.

12,010 fans at Varsity Stadium saw the Varsity Blues rush 42 times for 255 yards in their win over the Mustangs, while Western rushed 55 times for 245 yards. Al Brereton, Bill Watters, and Bill Hall rushed for Toronto touchdowns, while Brian Conacher rushed for the first Mustang touchdown, with the other coming on a 67-yard pass from Gary Boug to Ed Potomski.

40 years ago
1972


Died on this date
Harlow Shapley, 86
. U.S. astronomer. Mr. Shapley was known for his work using Cepheid variables (a class of stars whose magnitude appears to change over time) to estimate that the Milky Way was much larger than previously believed.

Baseball
World Series Game 5
Cincinnati Reds 5 @ Oakland Athletics 4 (Oakland led best-of-seven series 3-2)

Pete Rose hit the first pitch of the game from Catfish Hunter for a home run and singled in the winning run in the top of the 9th inning as the Reds edged the Athletics before 49,410 fans at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Some, including this blogger--who sneaked a transistor radio (with earphone) into school--fondly remember this as the last World Series game ever played on a weekday afternoon. Gene Tenace tied a World Series record with 4 home runs, hitting a 3-run shot to give Oakland a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the 2nd. Denis Menke homered for the Reds in the top of the 4th to make it 4-3, but pinch hitter Angel Mangual singled in a run in the bottom of the 4th to make it 4-2. Bobby Tolan drove in Joe Morgan with runs in the 5th and 8th innings to tie the score before Mr. Rose singled home Cesar Geronimo to put the Reds ahead 5-4. In the bottom of the inning, pinch runner Blue Moon Odom was on third base and Dave Duncan on first with 1 out, when Bert Campaneris hit a foul pop fly to shallow right field. Joe Morgan caught the ball for the second out and threw to catcher Johnny Bench to nail Mr. Odom at home plate for the game's final out.

The Chicago Cubs traded pitcher Tom Phoebus to the Atlanta Braves for infielder Tony LaRussa.

30 years ago
1982


Baseball
World Series Game 7
Milwaukee Brewers 3 @ St. Louis Cardinals 6 (St. Louis won best-of-seven series 4-3)

The Brewers scored 2 runs in the top of the 6th inning to take a 3-1 lead, but the Cardinals scored 3 in the bottom of the 6th and added 2 in the 8th to win their first World Series since 1967. 53,723 were in attendance at Busch Memorial Stadium. St. Louis catcher Darrell Porter was named the series' Most Valuable Player.

25 years ago
1987


Economics and finance
U.S. President Ronald Reagan stated that the U.S. economy was fundamentally sound, despite the previous day’s stock market decline. Trading on the New York Stock Exchange set a record with 608.12 million shares traded, and a rally limited to blue chip stocks raised the Dow Jones industrial average 102.27 points. The London market closed a two-day decline of more than 21%, and the values on Tokyo’s exchange fell almost 15%.

Politics
Outgoing Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone named former finance minister Noboru Takeshita to replace him as leader of the governing Liberal Democratic Party, and as a result, Prime Minister.

Baseball
World Series Game 3
Minnesota Twins 1 @ St. Louis Cardinals 3 (Minnesota led best-of-seven series 2-1)

Vince Coleman drove in 2 runs with a double and Ozzie Smith singled him home as the Cardinals scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning to defeat the Twins before 55,347 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium. John Tudor pitched 7 innings and was credited with the win, while Juan Berenguer, who had entered the game in the 7th in relief of starter Les Straker, took the loss.

20 years ago
1992


Baseball
World Series Game 3
Atlanta Braves 2 @ Toronto Blue Jays 3 (Toronto led best-of-seven series 2-1)

The Braves broke a 1-1 tie with a run in the top of the 8th inning, but the Blue Jays tied the score in the bottom of the 8th and scored the winning run in the bottom of the 9th before 51,813 fans at SkyDome in the first World Series game ever played outside the United States. Candy Maldonado's bases-loaded single off Jeff Reardon drove in the winning run. Blue Jays' center fielder Devon White made a sensational catch of a drive by David Justice in the 4th inning and just missed starting a triple play--Terry Pendleton was called out for passing Deion Sanders on the basepath, and Mr. Sanders was tagged out before getting back to second base, but was erroneously ruled safe by umpire Bob Davidson.

10 years ago
2002


Football
CFL
Hamilton (7-10-0-1) 29 @ Montreal (12-4-0-1) 26
Ottawa (3-13-0-2) 12 @ Toronto (7-10) 29

Dana Segin, a 31-year-old playing his first CFL game, kicked 5 field goals and 2 converts to help the Tiger-Cats upset the Alouettes before a sellout crowd of 20,002 at Molson Stadium. Troy Davis rushed 28 times for 159 yards and a touchdown for the Tiger-Cats, while Danny McManus completed a 51-yard pass to Tony Miles in the 1st quarter for the other Hamilton touchdown. Lawrence Phillips rushed 1 yard in the 1st quarter for the Alouettes’ only offensive touchdown. Stephane Fortin returned a blocked punt 47 yards for the other Montreal touchdown with 1:09 remaining in regulation time. A short kickoff was recovered by Hamilton; the Alouettes forced a punt and took possession of the ball on their own 33-yard line with 13.3 seconds remaining, but were unable to get close enough for a field goal attempt.

Robert Drummond rushed 15 times for 124 yards and a touchdown and Noel Prefontaine kicked 6 field goals, a convert, and a single as the Argonauts beat the Renegades before 24,932 fans at SkyDome. Ottawa’s only touchdown came on a 34-yard pass from Dan Crowley to Damon Hodge in the 1st quarter. Lawrence Tynes’ convert attempt was blocked, and Clifford Ivory returned the ball 13 yards before lateralling to Adrion Smith, who ran the remaining 67 yards for a rare 2-point defensive convert for the Argonauts. Former world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, fellow heavyweight greats Larry Holmes, Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield, and George Chuvalo and others were honoured at a halftime ceremony. $10 from every ticket sold for the game went to the Parkinson’s Society of Canada.

Baseball
World Series Game 2
San Francisco Giants 10 @ Anaheim Angels 11 (Best-of-seven series tied 1-1)

The Angels took a 5-0 lead in the bottom of the 1st inning before 44,584 fans at Edison International Field of Anaheim, but the Giants scored 4 in the top of the 2nd. The Angels scored 2 in the bottom of the inning to make it 7-4. San Francisco came back with a run in the 3rd and 4 in the 5th to take a 9-7 lead, but Anaheim took the lead for good when Tim Salmon hit a 2-run home run in the bottom of the 8th to make it 11-9. Barry Bonds hit a 485-foot home run with 2 out in the 9th to make it 11-10, but Benito Santiago popped out to second baseman Adam Kennedy for the last out.