Monday, 30 September 2013

September 30, 2013

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Chuck Chandler and Connie LeGrand!

225 years ago
1788


Politics and government
The Pennsylvania Legislature elected the first two members of the United States Senate: William Maclay of Harrisburg and Robert Morris of Philadelphia.

200 years ago
1813


Born on this date
John Rae
. U.K. physician and explorer. Dr. Rae, a native of Scotland, worked for the Hudson's Bay Company from 1833 until his death at the age of 80 on July 22, 1893. He was the first man to find the remains of Sir John Franklin's ill-fated 1847 expedition to find the Northwest Passage.

War
Forces commanded by Simón Bolívar defeated those led by Santiago Bobadilla in the Battle of Bárbula in Venezuela.

125 years ago
1888


Died on this date
Catherine Eddowes, 46
; Elizabeth Stride, 45. U.K. murder victims. Mrs. Stride and Miss Eddowes were prostitutes working in the Whitechapel district of London, and were the third and fourth victims, respectively, of Jack the Ripper.

75 years ago
1938


Diplomacy
British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain arrived home from Munich claiming that the U.K., France, Italy, and Germany had achieved "peace for our time" after agreeing to German dictator Adolf Hitler's demand that Germany be allowed to annex the area of Czechoslovakia known as Sudetenland, which was populated mainly by ethnic Germans.

The League of Nations unanimously outlawed "intentional bombings of civilian populations."

70 years ago
1943


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): White Christmas--Bing Crosby (4th month at #1)

On the radio
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: The Lost Special, starring Orson Welles

This was an adaptation of the short story by A. Conan Doyle.

60 years ago
1953


On the radio
I Was a Communist for the FBI, starring Dana Andrews

Defense
McGill University scientists developed a radar system for early warning against air attacks.

Baseball
World Series
Brooklyn Dodgers 5 @ New York Yankees 9 (New York led best-of-seven series 1-0)

A bases-loaded triple by Billy Martin in the 1st inning helped the Yankees to a 4-0 lead, but the Dodgers came back to tie the game 5-5 in the top of the 7th before Joe Collins hit a home run off losing pitcher Clem Labine to give New York a 6-5 lead, and they added 3 more runs in the 8th. Yogi Berra also homered for the Yankees, while Jim Gilliam, Gil Hodges, and George Shuba homered for the Dodgers. Johnny Sain, who relieved starting pitcher Allie Reynolds, was the winning pitcher. Mr. Labine was the third of four Brooklyn pitchers; Carl Erskine was removed after the 1st inning, and Jim Hughes pitched the next 4 innings. Ben Wade relieved Mr. Labine in the 7th. Attendance at Yankee Stadium was 69,734.

Bill Veeck sold the St. Louis Browns to a Baltimore syndicate headed by brewer Jerry Hoffberger. It was the first move of an American League franchise since the Baltimore Orioles had moved to New York in 1903 to become the New York Highlanders, and eventually the Yankees. The Browns also became known as the Baltimore Orioles.

50 years ago
1963


On television tonight
The Outer Limits, on ABC
Tonight's episode: The Architects of Fear, starring Robert Culp and Geraldine Brooks

Politics and government
Premier W.A.C. Bennett led his Social Credit party to another majority government in the British Columbia provincial election, as they captured 34 of 52 seats in the legislature, three more than Social Credit had when the election was called. The New Democratic Party won 13 seats and the Liberals 5. Mr. Bennett, NDP leader Robert Strachan and Liberal leader Ray Perrault were all elected. Former federal cabinet minister E. Davie Fulton, who had left federal politics to lead the provincial Progressive Conservatives, was defeated, along with the other 42 PC candidates. Herb Capozzi, general manager of the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League, ran as a Social Credit candidate but was defeated.

Boxing
Floyd McCoy (15-14-1) scored an upset when he knocked out Leotis Martin (9-1) at 2:11 of the 2nd round of a heavyweight bout at Philadelphia Arena.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (6-4-1) 12 @ Winnipeg (6-6) 10
Calgary (6-4-1) 14 @ British Columbia (8-3) 32

Reg Whitehouse's short field goal in the 4th quarter gave the Roughriders their win over the Blue Bombers at Winnipeg Stadium. Defensive back Dale West scored the only Saskatchewan touchdown on a 60-yard interception return. Martin Fabi, punting mostly with a strong wind behind him, punted 12 times for a 50-year average and added 3 singles for the other Saskatchewan points. Ray Purdin led the Roughrider ground game with 21 carries for 96 yards. Roger Hagberg scored the Winnipeg touchdown.

Joe Kapp completed 19 of 39 passes for 339 passes and 4 touchdowns--3 to Mack Burton and the other to Pat Claridge--as the Lions beat the Stampeders before more than 32,000 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver. Quarterback Eagle Day rushed for one Calgary touchdown and handed off to Lovell Coleman for the other. Calgary offensive end Bill McKenna suffered a career-ending achilles tendon injury.

NFL
Red Hickey resigned as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, the day after the team had lost 45-14 to the Minnesota Vikings to drop to 0-3 for the season. Mr. Hickey was in his fifth season as San Francisco's head coach, compiling a record of 27-27-1. He was replaced by head coach Jack Christiansen.

40 years ago
1973


Died on this date
Peter Pitseolak, 71
. Canadian artist. Mr. Pitseolak was a resident of Cape Dorset, Northwest Territories, and was an Inuit artist and photographer who recorded legends and traditions of his people as those traditions were in the process of disappearing.

Football
CFL
Montreal (5-4-1) 28 @ Ottawa (5-5) 15
Hamilton (4-5) 31 @ Calgary (5-5) 29
Saskatchewan (7-4) 13 @ Edmonton (7-4) 17

George Mira threw touchdown passes of 58 and 12 yards to Johnny Rodgers in the 1st quarter as the Alouettes beat the Rough Riders at Lansdowne Park to end Ottawa's 5-game winning streak. Dickie Harris scored the other Montreal touchdown on a 57-yard return of a blocked field goal attempt in the 4th quarter. Hugh Oldham scored the first Ottawa touchdown on a 37-yard pass from Jerry Keeling in the 1st quarter, and Art Green rushed 2 yards for the other Ottawa TD in the 4th quarter. John Harvey of the Alouettes led all rushers with 113 yards on 15 carries, while Mr. Oldham led all receivers with 127 yards on 6 receptions.

The Stampeders, down 31-12 with 9 minutes remaining in the game, rallied for 17 straight points, only to blow a chance at victory and allow the clock to run out on them in losing to the Tiger-Cats at McMahon Stadium. Hamilton quarterback Chuck Ealey rushed for touchdowns of 1 and 69 yards, handed off to Andy Hopkins for a 2-yard touchdown, and passed 9 yards to Dave Fleming for another TD. Calgary quarterback Peter Liske threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Rudy Linterman in the 2nd quarter, and rushed 1 yard for a TD with 8:30 remaining in the game to begin the Calgary rally. Mr. Liske then completed a 6-yard touchdown pass to Tom Forzani with 5:32 remaining, and Larry Robinson's convert made the score 32-26. Mr. Linterman added a single on the ensuing kickoff, and Hamilton punter Alec Lockington conceded his second safety touch of the game with 4:19 remaining to reduce the Hamilton lead to 31-29. In the game's final seconds, the Stampeders were in possession of the ball in field goal range for Mr. Robinson, but decided to run one more play to get the ball in front of the goal posts and closer for Mr. Robinson to attempt the winning field goal. Unfortuntately for the Stampeders, they failed to execute the play so as to leave time for the kick, the clock ran out with that play, and Mr. Robinson didn't get a chance to try what would have been a game-winning field goal if successful.

Bruce Lemmerman's 2-yard touchdown pass to George McGowan on a third down-and-goal-to-go with 1:13 remaining in the game gave the Eskimos the win over the Roughriders before 21,429 fans at Clarke Stadium. The touchdown climaxed a 75-yard drive that started on the Eskimos' 35-yard line after Jack Abendschan's fourth field goal of the game had given Saskatchewan a 13-10 lead with 2:44 remaining. Garry Lefebvre scored the other Edmonton touchdown on a 28-yard pass from Mr. Lemmerman in the 2nd quarter. Saskatchewan fullback George Reed led all rushers with 33 carries for 133 yards, while teammate Rick Eber led all receivers with 6 receptions for 113 yards. It was the first CFL game for Edmonton linebacker Marty Huff, who was replacing the departed Steve Svitak.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Send Me an Angel--Real Life

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Sunshine Reggae--Laid Back (4th week at #1)

Edmontonia
Cynthia Kereluk was chosen Miss Edmonton for 1984. The pageant was televised on CFRN.

Crime
The Chief Justice of the Philippines, Enrique Fernando, resigned as head of the commission inviestigating the August 21 assassination of political opposition leader Benigno Aquino. Justice Fernando was an ally of President Ferdinand Marcos, and there had been court challenges to Justice Fernando's right to serve on the commission.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the index of leading economic indicators had fallen 0.1% in August, its first decline in a year.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Cecilia--Times Two (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Hand in Hand--Koreana

Died on this date
Al Holbert, 41
. U.S. auto racing driver. Mr. Holbert was primarily known as a sports car driver. He won the IMSA Camel GT Series five times, and co-drove victorious cars in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1983, 1986, and 1987. Mr. Holbert also raced in 19 NASCAR races from 1976-1979 and finished fourth in the Indianapolis 500 in 1984. He was killed in the crash of his small plane. In 1993 Mr. Holbert was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.

Terrorism
A jury in Gibraltar ruled 9-2 that the March 1988 killing of unarmed Irish Republican Army members Sean Savage, Daniel McCann, and Mairead Farrell by British soldiers was legal because the SAS team believed that the three were about to detonate a remote-controlled bomb in Gibraltar.

Football
CFL
Toronto (9-4) 42 @ Calgary (5-8) 25

Toronto running back Gill Fenerty was just 32 yards short of 1,000 yards rushing for the season when he broke his leg in the win over the Stampeders at McMahon Stadium and was out of action for the rest of the season.

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Go West--Pet Shop Boys

Politics and government
More than a week after Russian President Boris Yeltsin had dissolved parliament, only 150 hardline deputies remained barricaded in the parliament building in protest against Mr. Yeltsin.

Law
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled 5-4 that the federal law against assisted suicide did not violate the constitutional rights of Sue Rodriguez, who was fatally ill with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and the court upheld the law.

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Nova Scotia's ban on free-standing abortion clinics was unconstitutional, largely because the ban dealth with an area of criminal law falling under federal authority and outside the jurisdiction of provincial governments.

Disasters
10,000 people were killed and widespread damage resulted when an earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale struck a densely-populated area of India southwest of Bombay.

10 years ago
2003


Scandal
U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft announced that the U.S. Justice Department was launching an internal investigation into whether and which administration officials may have acted illegally in leaking the identity of Central Intelligence Agency agent Valerie Plame, who was married to former diplomat Joe Wilson. Mr. Wilson had criticized the administration of Preasident George W. Bush for allegedly manipulating intelligence information to justify war with Iraq. Democratic party members of Congress called for an independent investigation.

Three people employed at the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba were under arrest and had been charged with espionage. The three included a Muslim chaplain and an Arabic translator--both members of the U.S. military--and a civilian translator. More than 650 al-Qaeda and Taliban terrorist supects remained in custody in the prison camp, without any charges being laid.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

September 29, 2013

180 years ago
1833


Died on this date
Ferdinand VII, 48
. King of Spain, 1808; 1813-1833. Ferdinand VII succeeded to the throne on March 19, 1808 upon the abdication of his father Charles IV, but was forced to abdicate himself on May 6. On the previous day Charles IV had relinquished his right to the throne to Napoleon Bonaparte, so Ferdinand spent the next 5 1/2 years under guard in France at the Chateau of Valençay. Napoleon recognized Ferdinand VII as King of Spain on December 11, 1813 and signed the Treaty of Valençay to allow him to return to Spain, but he didn't arrive back in Spain until March 24, 1814. He promised to govern according to the liberal Constitution of 1812, but governed as a despot instead. Ferdinand VII was succeeded on the throne by his daughter Isabella II.

100 years ago
1913


Born on this date
Trevor Howard
. U.K. actor. Mr. Howard was a lead actor, and later, a character actor, known for movies such as The Way Ahead (1944); Brief Encounter (1945); They Made Me a Fugitive (1947); The Third Man (1949); The Heart of the Matter (1953); Sons and Lovers (1960); Mutiny on the Bounty (1962); Father Goose (1964); Von Ryan's Express (1965); Gandhi (1982); and White Mischief (1988). Mr. Howard died on January 7, 1988 at the age of 74.

Stanley Kramer. U.S. movie producer and director. Mr. Kramer began producing movies in the 1940s. He directed 20 of his films--many with a strong social message--including Not as a Stranger (1955); The Defiant Ones (1958); On the Beach (1959); Inherit the Wind (1960); Judgment at Nuremberg (1961); It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963); Ship of Fools (1965); and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967). Mr. Kramer was nominated for nine Academy Awards as producer and/or director, but won none. Mr. Kramer died on February 19, 2001 at the age of 87.

Died on this date
Rudolf Diesel, 55
. German inventor and engineer. Mr. Diesel invented the Diesel Engine--an internal combustion engine that uses the heat of compression to initiate ignition and burn the fuel that has been injected into the combustion chamber--in 1893. On the last night of his life Mr. Diesel boarded the English passenger ship SS Dresden at Antwerp n his way to a meeting of the Consolidated Diesel Manufacturing company in London. He was never seen alive after retiring to his cabin at 10 p.m. Mr. Diesel's body was found floating in the North Sea 10 days later, and evidence from his diary supported a finding of suicide.

90 years ago
1923


World events
The British Mandate for Palestine took effect, creating Mandatory Palestine. The Mandate was a result of the ratification of the Treaty of Lausanne on July 24, 1923 which officially ended the state of war that had existed between Turkey and the British Empire, France, Italy, Japan, Greece, Romania, and the Serb-Croat Slovene State since the beginning of World War I. The Mandate, which formalized British control of southern Ottoman Syria, ended with the creation of the state of Israel on May 14, 1948.

75 years ago
1938


Diplomacy
Germany was given permission from France, Italy, and Great Britain to seize the territory of Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia. The meeting took place in Munich, and leaders from neither the Soviet Union nor Czechoslovakia attended. The agreement was signed on September 29, but wasn't announced until the following day.

70 years ago
1943


Football
WCASRFL
Winnipeg RCAF (2-0) Winnipeg United Services (0-1) 6

Ches McCance scored 2 touchdowns and Johnny Lake added a convert and a single as the Bombers defeated United Services at Osborne Stadium. Lee Sherman kicked 2 field goals for United Services.

60 years ago
1953


On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: The Sister, starring Judith Evelyn and Martha Scott

Football
IRFU
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats, faced with the October 1 deadline for declaring their final roster of import players, released quarterback Aubrey Lambeth, opting to keep Ed "Butch" Songin.

Baseball
American League owners voted 8-0 in favour of allowing the St. Louis Browns to move. The vote came two days after a 4-4 deadlock had apparently denied the team permission to move.

50 years ago
1963


Religion
The second period of the Second Vatican Council opened.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (5-4) 24 @ Montreal (4-5) 14

Marv Luster scored both touchdowns for the Alouettes in their loss to the Tiger-Cats at Molson Stadium.

Baseball
Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals had 2 hits in the final game of his 22-year major league career as the Cardinals edged the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 in 14 innings at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. "Stan the Man" singled past rookie second baseman Pete Rose for his last hit. Mr. Musial finished his career with 1,815 hits at home and 1,815 hits on the road.

The Houston Colt .45s fielded an all-rookie lineup for the second straight game, and the youngsters whipped the New York Mets 13-4 before 3,899 fans at Colt Stadium to finish the season. The Colt .45s' lineup included Rusty Staub, 19, first base; Joe Morgan, 20, second base; Bob Aspromonte, 25, third base; Glenn "Sparky" Vaughan, 19, shortstop; Ivan Murrell, 18, left field; Jim Wynn, 21, center field; John Paciorek, 18, right field; John Bateman, 21, catcher; and Chris Zachary, 19, pitcher. It was the only major league game for Mr. Paciorek, who was suffering from a bad back that eventually shortened his career. Mr. Paciorek had the greatest one-game career in major league history: he singled in all 3 at bats and drew 2 bases on balls, scored 4 runs, batted in 3, and made 2 putouts with good catches in right field. His story was one of those told in the book Once Around the Bases by Richard Tellis (1998). He left the major leagues with batting, slugging, and on-base percentages of 1.000. Mr. Bateman and Bob Lillis, who entered the game as a substitute for Mr. Vaughan, each added 2 hits and combined to drive in 5 runs.

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): Radar Love--Golden Earring (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Eye Level (Theme From The Thames TV Series "Van Der Valk")--Simon Park Orchestra

Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Never, Never, Never (Grande, Grande, Grande)--Shirley Bassey (7th week at #1)
2 Delta Dawn--Helen Reddy
3 Can the Can--Suzi Quatro
4 And I Love You So--Perry Como
5 You Don't Own Me--The Ormsby Brothers
6 Yesterday Once More--Carpenters
7 Touch Me in the Morning--Diana Ross
8 Live and Let Die--Wings
9 The World's Greatest Mum--Johnny Chester
10 Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose--Dawn featuring Tony Orlando

Singles entering the chart were The Hurt by Cat Stevens (#21); Young Love by Donny Osmond (#23); He Did with Me by Vicki Lawrence (#26); Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting by Elton John (#30); Bad, Bad Leroy Brown by Jim Croce (#35); and Alright, Alright, Alright by Mungo Jerry (#37).

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): We're an American Band--Grand Funk

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Loves Me Like a Rock--Paul Simon with the Dixie Hummingbirds
2 We're an American Band--Grand Funk
3 Half-Breed--Cher
4 Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose--Dawn featuring Tony Orlando
5 Higher Ground--Stevie Wonder
6 Let's Get it On--Marvin Gaye
7 Delta Dawn--Helen Reddy
8 Ramblin' Man--Allman Brothers Band
9 That Lady (Part 1)--The Isley Brothers
10 My Maria--B.W. Stevenson

Singles entering the chart were I Got a Name by Jim Croce (#76); Friends by Bette Midler (#79); Top of the World by the Carpenters (#81); You're a Special Part of Me by Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye (#82); Check it Out by Tavares (#84); You'd Better Believe It by the Manhattans (#94); Hello It's Me by Todd Rundgren (#97); In the Rain by Arthur Prysock (#98); My Pretending Days are Over by the Dells (#99); and The Most Beautiful Girl by Charlie Rich (#100). I Got a Name was from the movie The Last American Hero (1973).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Delta Dawn--Helen Reddy (3rd week at #1)
2 Half-Breed--Cher
3 Brother Louie--Stories
4 The Morning After--Maureen McGovern
5 Loves Me Like a Rock--Paul Simon with the Dixie Hummingbirds
6 We're an American Band--Grand Funk
7 My Maria--B.W. Stevenson
8 Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose--Dawn featuring Tony Orlando
9 Live and Let Die--Wings
10 Make My Life a Little Bit Brighter--Chester

Singles entering the chart were Rocky Mountain Way by Joe Walsh (#96); Keep on Truckin' (Part 1) by Eddie Kendricks (#97); Nutbush City Limits by Ike and Tina Turner (#98); Not Fade Away by Rush (#99); and Space Race by Billy Preston (#100).

#1 single in Winnipeg (CKRC): Delta Dawn--Helen Reddy (4th week at #1)

Calgary's top 10
1 Half-Breed--Cher
2 Delta Dawn--Helen Reddy
3 Loves Me Like a Rock--Paul Simon with the Dixie Hummingbirds
4 Could You Ever Love Me Again--Gary & Dave
5 Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne--Looking Glass
6 Free Ride--The Edgar Winter Group
7 Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting--Elton John
8 Ramblin' Man--Allman Brothers Band
9 How Can I Tell Her--Lobo
10 Holding Your Hand--Seadog
Pick hit of the week: Monster Mash--Bobby (Boris) Pickett and the Crypt Kickers

Died on this date
W. H. Auden, 66
. U.K.-born U.S. poet. Mr. Auden published about 400 poems on various subjects, and more than 400 essays and reviews on various subjects.

Space
Soyuz 12 crew cosmonauts Vasily Lazarev and Oleg Makaroy successfully completed their two-day mission, the first Soviet manned mission since the deaths of the three-man Soyuz 11 crew in June 1971. The apparent purpose of Soyuz 12 was to check modifications in the Soyuz craft.

Terrorism
The day after two armed Arab guerrillas had seized three Soviet Jews and an Austrian customs official in a raid on a train carrying 40 Jewish emigrants from Moscow to Vienna, Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky caved into the guerrillas' demands to suspend group transit of Israel-bound Soviet Jews through Austria and to close down the Schoenau Castle transit facility. The gunmen then released the hostages.

Football
CFL
Toronto (5-3-2) 22 @ British Columbia (3-7-1) 22

Ivan MacMillan, playing his first game with B.C., kicked 5 field goals in as many attempts as the Lions tied the Argonauts at Empire Stadium in Vancouver. Mr. MacMillan had played with Toronto in 1971 and 1972, but had been released after the 1972 season and had started the 1973 season with the intermediate Bramalea Satellites of the Ontario Rugby Football Union. B.C. head coach Eagle Keys had finally given up on 7-year veteran Ted Gerela, who had made just 6 of 21 field goal attempts in the first 10 games of 1973. Mr. Gerela's duties were now confined to kickoffs and playing occasionally as a blocking back.

30 years ago
1983


War
Both houses of the United States Congress completed action on legislation authorizing continued deployment of U.S. Marines in Lebanon. The margin was close in the Senate, where many Democrats opposed it.

Baseball
Mike Warren pitched a no-hitter to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 3-0 win over the Chicago White Sox at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Mr. Warren accomplished his feat just three days after Bob Forsch of the St. Louis Cardinals had pitched a n-hitter against the Montreal Expos.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Yé ké yé ké--Mory Kanté

Died on this date
Charles Addams, 76
. U.S. cartoonist. Mr. Addams was known for his macabre characters that became known as the Addams Family, serving as the inspiration for the television and movie series. His cartoons appeared in The New Yorker magazine from 1938 until his death.

Space
The U.S. space shuttle Discovery was launched from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida to begin the four-day mission STS-26, the first mission after the January 28, 1986 space shuttle Challenger disaster. The crew was Frederick Hauck, Commander; Richard Covey, Pilot; John Lounge, David Hilmers, and George Nelson, Mission Specialists.

Olympics
Four days after setting a world record of 10.49 seconds in the women's 100-metre run in Seoul, Florence Griffith-Joyner of the United States set a world record of 21.34 seconds in the women's 200-metre run.

Carolyn Waldo of Canada won a gold medal in synchronized swimming in Seoul.

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Living on My Own '93--Freddie Mercury

Died on this date
Gordon Douglas, 85
. U.S. movie director. Born Gordon Douglas Brickner, Mr. Douglas directed Our Gang comedy short films in the 1930s and feature films such as Saps at Sea (1940); I was a Communist for the F.B.I. (1951); Them! (1954); Sincerely Yours (1955); Follow That Dream (1962); Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964); Stagecoach (1966); and In Like Flint (1967). He was the only person to direct both Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley on film.

10 years ago
2003


Scandal
Allegations surfaced that the U.S. administration of President George W. Bush had illegally disclosed the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame as revenge for her husband Joe Wilson's criticism of the U.S. war against Iraq.

Politics and government
In the Prince Edward Island provincial election, Premier Pat Binns led his governing Progressive Conservatives to their third straight majority government.

Disasters
Hurricane Juan touched down in Nova Scotia, killing two people and causing extensive flooding and damage in Halifax.

Saturday, 28 September 2013

September 28, 2013

775 years ago
1238


War
Valencia, Spain, then under Muslim control, surrendered to the besieging King James I of Aragon.

475 years ago
1538


War
In the Ottoman–Venetian War, the Ottoman Navy scored a decisive victory over a Holy League fleet in the Battle of Preveza in northwestern Greece.

200 years ago
1813


War
In the War of 1812, U.S. forces defeated British forces in a naval battle in York Bay.

75 years ago
1938


Died on this date
Charles Duryea, 76
. U.S. automobile executive. Mr. Duryea was the engineer of the first American gasoline-powered car that worked, which was given its first successful road test in Springfield, Massachusetts on September 20, 1893. He and his brother Frank founded the Duryea Motor Wagon Company in Springfield in 1896. The company ceased production in 1917.

Baseball
The Chicago Cubs were leading the Pittsburgh Pirates by 1/2 game as the teams played each other at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The score was tied 5-5 with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th inning, and the umpires had made it clear that the game would be called because of darkness after 9 innings. Pittsburgh relief pitcher Mace Brown shook off a sign for a fastball and threw a curve, which Mr. Hartnett hit for a game-winning home run. The "Homer in the Gloamin'" was regarded as the deciding blow in the National League pennant race, which ended with the Cubs finishing 2 games ahead of the Pirates.

60 years ago
1953


Died on this date
Edwin Hubble, 64
. U.S. astronomer. Dr. Hubble showed that the velocity of a galaxy increases as it gets further away from earth, implying that the universe is expanding. He also provided evidence that many bodies previously believed to be nebulae were in fact galaxies beyond the Milky Way. The Hubble Space Telescope was named after him.

Football
WIFU
Saskatchewan (3-6) 2 @ Winnipeg (5-4) 19
Calgary (2-7) 12 @ Edmonton (8-1) 21

McGill University alumnus Geoff Crain played quarterback for the Blue Bombers, and he threw 2 touchdown pases to Bud Grant as they beat the Stampeders before 16,400 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Len Meltzer scored the other touchdown.

Rollie Miles scored 3 touchdowns to lead the Eskimos to victory over the Stampeders before 12,400 fans at Clarke Stadium in a game that wasn't as close as the score indicated. John Henry Johnson returned the 2nd half kickoff 105 yards for one Calgary touchdown, and Bill Pullar returned a fumble for the other Stampeder TD.

50 years ago
1963


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Bombora--The Atlantics (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in France: C'est ma Fête--Richard Anthony

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Quelli della mia eta--Françoise Hardy (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Ich will 'nen Cowboy als Mann--Gitte (9th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): She Loves You--The Beatles (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Blue Velvet--Bobby Vinton (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Blue Velvet--Bobby Vinton (2nd week at #1)
2 My Boyfriend's Back--The Angels
3 Sally, Go 'Round the Roses--The Jaynetts
4 Be My Baby--The Ronettes
5 Surfer Girl--The Beach Boys
6 Then He Kissed Me--The Crystals
7 Heat Wave--Martha and the Vandellas
8 If I Had a Hammer--Trini Lopez
9 Mickey's Monkey--The Miracles
10 Cry Baby--Garnet Mimms and the Enchanters

Singles entering the chart were The Grass is Greener by Brenda Lee (#64); Washington Square by the Village Stompers (#67); She's a Fool by Lesley Gore (#73); Baby Get It (And Don’t Quit It) by Jackie Wilson (#84); Misty by Lloyd Price (#86); Little Eeefin Annie by Joe Perkins (#87); Eefananny by the Ardells (#89); Cry to Me by Betty Harris (#90); Let's Make Love Tonight by Bobby Rydell (#93); Everybody Go Home by Eydie Gorme (#96); Wild! by Dee Dee Sharp (#97); Reach Out for Me by Lou Johnson (#98); Making Believe by Ray Charles (#99); and Strange Feeling by Billy Stewart (#100). Making Believe was the B-side of Busted, which charted at #12.

Calgary's top 10
1 Blue Velvet--Bobby Vinton (3rd week at #1)
2 My Boyfriend's Back--The Angels
3 Martian Hop--The Randells
4 Make the World Go Away--Timi Yuro
5 Then He Kissed Me--The Crystals
6 Lucky Lips--Cliff Richard and the Shadows
7 Sally, Go 'Round the Roses--The Jaynetts
8 I'm Coming Back to You--Julie London
9 If I Had a Hammer--Trini Lopez
10 Please Don't Talk to the Lifeguard--Diane Ray
Pick hit of the week: Blue Bayou--Roy Orbison

Art
Roy Lichtenstein's painting Whaam! debuted at an exhibition that lasted until at October 24 at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City.

Football
CFL
Toronto (2-7) 12 @ Ottawa (5-3) 30
Winnipeg (6-5) 38 @ Edmonton (2-8) 30

Dave Thelen rushed for 2 touchdowns and Russ Jackson and Ron Stewart rushed for 1 each as the Rough Riders easily beat the Argonauts at Lansdowne Park. Toronto quarterback Sandy Stephens threw touchdown passes to Dick Shatto and Jackie Parker. Mr. Parker, who had moved to halfback from quarterback two weeks earlier, caught 10 passes.

George Fleming returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown and added 2 converts, 3 field goals, and 2 singles as the Blue Bombers defeated the Eskimos at Clarke Stadium. Jim Thomas scored 2 touchdowns for the Eskimos, while new quarterback Lynn Amedee scored the other Edmonton TD. It was the final CFL game for Edmonton lineman Don Duncalfe, who was in his sixth year with the team.

Canadian university
British Columbia (1-0) 15 @ Saskatchewan (0-1) 1
Manitoba (0-1) 8 @ Alberta (1-0) 28

Dmetro Rosiewich scored 2 touchdowns and Rennie Bradley scored another as the Golden Bears beat the Bisons before 5,000 fans at Varsity Stadium in Edmonton. Gary White scored the Manitoba touchdown.

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: Delta Dawn--Helen Reddy (4th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Can the Can--Suzi Quatro (8th week at #1)

Terrorism
Two armed Arab guerrillas took three Soviet Jews and an Austrian customs official hostage in a raid on a train bound from Moscow to Vienna. The train was carrying 40 Jewish emigrants. The terrorists were demanding that Austria suspend group transit of Israel-bound Soviet Jews through Austria, and that the Schoenau Castle transit facility be closed.

The International Telephone and Telegraph Building in New York City was bombed in protest at ITT's alleged involvement in the September 11, 1973 coup d'état in Chile that had deposed President Salvador Allende.

Economics and finance
Following weeks of protest shutdowns by filling stations, the U.S. Cost of Living Council announced that it would permit increases of up to 2 1/2c per gallon in the retail price of gasoline. The council also authorized a 1c-2c per gallon increase in the price of heating oil. The decsion retracted U.S. President Richard Nixon's June 13 directive that the wage-price control program stabilize gasoline prices at local service stations.

Politics and government
U.S. President Richard Nixon's campaign finance aides revealed that campaign fundraisers had collected a record $60.2 million for his 1972 re-election campaign.

30 years ago
1983


Diplomacy
Soviet leader Yuri Andropov rejected U.S. President Ronald Reagan' proposal to reduce the number of intermediate-range missiles scheduled for deployment in Europe. Mr. Andropov blamed the U.S. for the loss of all 269 peopl aboard Korean Air Lines Flight 007 when it had been shot down over Soviet air space on September 1, saying that the commercial airliner had been sent on a spy mission.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): The Only Way Is Up--Yazz and the Plastic Population (2nd week at #1)

20 years ago
1993


Died on this date
Peter De Vries, 83
. U.S. writer. Mr. De Vries wrote for The New Yorker magazine from 1944-1987. His novels included The Tunnel of Love (1954); The Blood of the Lamb (1961); Reuben, Reuben (1964); and Witch's Milk (1968).

Alexander Drabik, 82. U.S. soldier. Sergeant Drabik was the first American soldier to cross the Rhine River into Germany on March 7, 1945. His unit had order to seize and the Ludendorff Bridge near Remagen, and Sgt. Drabik ran across the bridge while the German forces were attempting to detonate it. Sgt. Drabik was awarded the Distinugished Service Cross for his action.

Business
Bell Canada announced a major restructuring that was expected to cut 10% of its 46,000-member workforce.

Baseball
The Montreal Expos defeated the Florida Marlins, as winning pitcher Dennis Martinez became the seventh pitcher in history to win at least 100 games in both the American and National Leagues.

10 years ago
2003


Died on this date
Elia Kazan, 94
. Turkish-born U.S. theater and movie director. Born Elias Kazantzoglou in Istanbul, Mr. Kazan acted in and directed plays with the New York-based Group Theatre in the 1930s and 1940s and co-founded the Actors Studio in 1947. He won the Academy Award for Best Director for Gentleman's Agreement (1947) and On the Waterfront (1954). His other movies included A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945); A Streetcar Named Desire (1951); East of Eden (1955); Baby Doll (1956); A Face in the Crowd (1957); Splendor in the Grass (1961); and America, America (1963).

Althea Gibson, 76. U.S. tennis player. Miss Gibson was the first Negro to achieve success in international tennis. She won 11 Grand Slam tournaments, including women's singles titles at the French Open in 1956 and Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals in 1957 and 1958. Miss Gibson also became the first Negro woman to join the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour, playing in the LPGA from 1964-1978. Miss Gibson is a member of the Insternational Tennis Hall of Fame and the International Women's Sports Hall of Fame.

Energy
A power blackout affected most of Italy; authorities blamed malfunctioning power lines from France.

Religion
Pope John Paul II announced the appointment of 31 new cardinals, to be installed in ceremonies on October 21. The additions increased to about 135 the number of cardinals who were under 80 years of age and thus eligible to vote for a new pope.

Football
CFL
Toronto (6-8) 24 @ Saskatchewan (8-7) 41

Friday, 27 September 2013

September 27, 2013

175 years ago
1838


Born on this date
Lawrence Sullivan Ross
. C.S. military officer and U.S. politician. Mr. Ross was a Texas Ranger who became a general in the army of the Confederate States of America in the U.S. Civil War. He served as Governor of Texas from 1887-1891. Mr. Ross died on January 3, 1898 at the age of 59.

125 years ago
1888


Baseball
Ed Crane pitched a no-hitter for the New York Giants as they defeated the Washington Senators 3-0 at the Polo Grounds in New York in a game that was called because of darkness after 7 innings.

110 years ago
1903


Disasters
The Southern Railway train officially known as Fast Mail but informally as Old 97 derailed at Stillhouse Trestle near Danville, Virginia while en route from Monroe, Virginia to Spencer, North Carolina, killing 11 of the 18 men aboard and injuring the other 7. The crash inspired the song Wreck of the Old 97, a major hit in the early years of country music.

100 years ago
1913


Born on this date
Albert Ellis
. U.S. psychologist. Dr. Ellis was a secular humanist who worked with Alfred Kinsey in helping to promote a liberal view of sex, and was seen as one of the founders of the American sexual revolution. In 1955 he developed Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), in which the client uses rationality to understand that his personal philosophy contains beliefs that are contributing to his pain. Dr. Ellis was thus recognized as one of the founders of cognitive-behavioural therapies. He died on July 24, 2007 at the age of 93.

Football
SRU
Moose Jaw 1 @ Saskatoon 27

IRFU-ARU (Exhibition)
Hamilton 19 @ Calgary 2

ARU
Edmonton (1-1) 19 University of Alberta (0-1) 0

Mr. Graham scored 2 touchdowns for the Eskimos in their win over the University of Alberta at Diamond Park.

75 years ago
1938


Transportation
The British ocean liner RMS Queen Elizabeth was launched in Glasgow.

Football
WIFU-U.S. college (exhibition)
Minnesota State Teachers College 0 @ Winnipeg 20

The game at Osborne Stadium was played entirely under U.S. rules.

60 years ago
1953


Baseball
American League owners deadlocked 4-4 in a vote, denying the St. Louis Browns permission to move. On the diamond, the Chicago White edged the Browns 2-1 in 11 innings before 3,174 fans at Busch Stadium in St. Louis in the last game the Browns ever played. Two days later, another vote went 8-0 in favour of the Browns moving, and the day after that, the team was sold by Bill Veeck to a syndicate in Baltimore, who moved the team there. The Browns scored their last run in the bottom of the 3rd inning on a double by Johnny Groth and a single by Ed Mickelson. For Mr. Mickelson, the run-scoring single was his third and last major league hit. The White Sox tied the game in the top of the 7th inning on Jim Rivera's 11th home run of the season.

50 years ago
1963


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Kiss Me Quick--Brendan Bowyer (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Edmonton: Three Rows Over--Bobby Curtola (2nd week at #1)

On television tonight
Twilight Zone, hosted by Rod Serling, on CBS
Tonight's episode: In Praise of Pip, starring Jack Klugman and Billy Mumy

The Alfred Hitchock Hour, on CBS
Tonight's episode: A Home Away from Home, starring Ray Milland and Claire Griswold

The programs were the first episodes of the season for both shows.

Music
The single Love of the Loved/Shy of Love by Cilla Black was released on Parlophone Records. Love of the Loved was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

Religion
Three days after appearing in Calgary, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, leader of the Spiritual Regeneration Movement, delivered a public lecture on "deep meditation" in the Oak Room of the St. Regis Hotel in Winnipeg.

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): The Ballroom Blitz--The Sweet

Space
Soyuz 12, with ocosmonauts Vasily Lazarev ang Oleg Makaroy aboard, lifted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to begin a two-day mission to check modifications in the Soyuz spacecraft. It was the first Soviet manned mission since the deaths of the three-man crew of Soyuz 11 upon re-entry on June 30, 1971.

Disasters
At least 50 miners in northern Thailand were killed when a mine collapsed because of torrential rain.

Baseball
Nolan Ryan of the California Angels recorded 16 strikeouts as he pitched a complete game, defeating the Minnesota Twins 5-4 in 11 innings at Anaheim Stadium. The strikeouts gave him 383 season, breaking the major league record for a single season of 382 set by Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1965. Rich Reese was Mr. Ryan's final strikeout victim of 1973. The win gave Mr. Ryan a final record for 1973 of 21-16.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Moonlight Shadow--Mike Oldfield (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Wilfred Burchett, 72
. Australian journalist. Mr. Burchett reported on Asian wars such as those in Korea and Vietnam, and his reporting was coloured by his Communist sympathies. Recent evidence has been unearthed to support the accusation that Mr. Burchett was on the payroll of the KGB, the Soviet secret police. He was the first foreign journalist to enter Hiroshima after the dropping of the atomic bomb on that city in 1945.

Diplomacy
While U.S. Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger was visiting China, Chinese Prime Minister Zhao Ziyang told reporters that "the main obstacle in the way of developing Sino-United States relations is the question of Taiwan." He brushed off the idea that the U.S.A. and China exchange military training missions, one of Mr. Weinberger's objectives.

Business
Three days after firing 65% of its employees and filing for bankruptcy, Continental Airlines resumed limited operations. Eastern Airlines chairman Frank Borman asked his employees to accept a pay cut, stating that the alternative might be reorganization under bankruptcy laws. Eastern's major unions indicated that they approved the appeal.

Baseball
Tim Raines of the Montreal Expos hit a 3-run home run against the St. Louis Cardinals at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, becoming the first major league player to bat in 70 or more runs and steal 70 or more bases in the same season.

25 years ago
1988


Protest
The National League for Democracy was formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and various others to help fight against dictatorship in Myanmar.

20 years ago
1993


Died on this date
Jimmy Doolittle, 96
. U.S. aviator and military officer. Mr. Doolittle was a pioneer military aviator in the 1920s who left the United States Army in 1930 and set a speed record for land planes in 1932 of 296 miles per hour. In 1940 he returned to the Army, and on April 18, 1942, led 16 B-25 bombers on a raid on five Japanese cities, including Tokyo. The Doolittle Raid was the first retaliatory air raid on the Japanese homeland after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and had a significant positive effect on American morale. The movie Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) was a dramatization of the raid, with Spencer Tracy playing Mr. Doolittle. Mr. Doolittle returned to reserve status in 1946 as a lieutenant general and retired from active service in 1959. In retirement he was promoted to four-star general.

War
Separatist rebels in the Georgian state of Abkhazia violated a United Nations cease-fire, seized the town of Sukhumi, and began massacring civilians. Georgian leader Eduard Scheverdnadze, who had gone to the town to bolster the defense and call for volunteers, returned to the capital of Tbilisi as thousand of refugees attempted to flee to safety.

10 years ago
2003


Died on this date
Donald O'Connor, 78
. U.S. entertainer. Mr. O'Connor was a song-and-dance man who starred in the Francis the Talking Mule series of comedy movies in the 1950s, but is best remembered for his co-starring role in the musical Singin' in the Rain (1952).

Space
The Swedish-designed European Space Agency satellite Small Missions for Advanced Research in Technology-1 (SMART-1) satellite was launched from Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana. The satellite's mission was to orbit the Moon.

Diplomacy
At a joint conference with U.S. President George W. Bush at Camp David, Maryland, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that his country would go ahead with its plan to help Iran build a nuclear reactor. Mr. Bush had been trying for two years to persuade Mr. Putin to end the $800-million contract out of concern that materials for the program could be used to build weapons.

Football
CFL
Montreal (12-2) 30 @ Hamilton (1-14) 17

CIS
Simon Fraser 21 @ Alberta 39

Thursday, 26 September 2013

September 26, 2013

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Jennifer Korchinski!

125 years ago
1888


Born on this date
J. Frank Dobie
. U.S. writer. Mr. Dobie wrote articles and books about Texas in the days of the open range, and helped to save Texas Longhorn cattle from extinction. He died on September 18, 1964, eight days before his 76th birthday.

T. S. Eliot. U.S.-born U.K. writer. Mr. Eliot was known for poems such as The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (1915); The Waste Land (1922); and The Hollow Men (1925), and for plays such as Murder in the Cathedral (1935). He also wrote short storie and non-fiction, and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948 "for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry." Mr. Eliot died on January 4, 1965 at the age of 76.

110 years ago
1903


Literature
The Adventure of the Empty House, the first Sherlock Holmes short story by A. Conan Doyle in almost 10 years and first in a series titled The Return of Sherlock Holmes, was published in this date's issue of Collier's Weekly in the United States and in the October 1903 issue of The Strand Magazine in the U.K.

Football
ORFU
(Hamilton) West End Pleasure Club (0-1) 11 @ Hamilton Tigers (1-0) 37

100 years ago
1913


Born on this date
Frank Brimsek
. U.S. hockey goaltender. Mr. Brimsek, nicknamed "Mr. Zero," was a native of Eveleth, Minnesota, and one of the first American-born stars in the National Hockey League, playing with the Boston Bruins (1938-1943, 1945-1949) and Chicago Black Hawks (1949-1950). He earned his nickname by posting 10 shutouts in his rookie year, winning the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL's Rookie of the Year and leading the Bruins to the Stanley Cup championship. Mr. Brimsek led the Bruins to another Stanley Cup triumph in 1941. In 10 seasons he made the NHL's first all-star team twice and the second all-star team six times, posting 40 shutouts in 514 games. Mr. Brimsek won the Vezina Trophy for allowing the fewest goals in a season twice (1938-39, 1941-42), and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1966. Mr. Brimsek died on November 11, 1998 at the age of 85.

60 years ago
1953


Hit Parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart?)--Percy Faith and his Orchestra (6th week at #1)

#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Vaya Con Dios (May God Be with You)--Les Paul and Mary Ford (Best seller--8th week at #1; Jukebox--6th week at #1) ; You, You, You--The Ames Brothers (Disc Jockey--1st week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Crying in the Chapel--June Valli (3rd week at #1)
--Darrell Glenn
--Rex Allen
--The Orioles
2 You, You, You--The Ames Brothers
3 Vaya Con Dios (May God Be with You)--Les Paul and Mary Ford
4 Dragnet--Ray Anthony and his Orchestra
5 No Other Love--Perry Como
6 P.S. I Love You--The Hilltoppers
7 Eh, Cumpari--Julius LaRosa
8 Oh!--Pee Wee Hunt and his Orchestra
9 Ebb Tide--Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra
10 Hey Joe!--Frankie Laine

Singles entering the chart were The Velvet Glove by Henri Rene and Hugo Winterhalter (#20); Rags to Riches by Tony Bennett (#26); Caribbean by Tony Martin (#30); Many Times by Eddie Fisher (#32); and My Love, My Life, My Happiness by the Ames Brothers (#33).

Football
IRFU
Toronto (3-4) 18 @ Ottawa (3-3) 17
Montreal (3-4) 15 @ Hamilton (4-2) 20

WIFU
Calgary (2-6) 6 @ Edmonton (7-1) 15

ORFU
Brantford (0-5) 0 @ Sarnia (3-2) 32

Canadian university
McMaster (0-1) 12 @ McGill (1-0) 13
Western Ontario 1 @ Toronto 11 (exhibition)

ORFU-university (exhibition)
Toronto Balmy Beach 10 @ Queen's University 20

Canadian intermediate-U.S. university (exhibition)
Vancouver Cubs (1-1) 1 @ University of British Columbia 11

Al Bruno scored 2 touchdowns and Ulysses Curtis added another as the Argonauts edged the Rough Riders before 15,000 fans at Lansdowne Park. Bob Shaw, recently released by the Calgary Stampeders, kicked 2 converts in his first game for Toronto. Bernie Flowers and Avatus Stone scored Ottawa touchdowns. Mr. Stone scored on a 45-yard interception return and also punted for a single. It was the last game for Toronto lineman Donn Moomaw, who was returning to the United States to train for the Preesbyterian ministry.

Montreal tackle Tex Coulter, playing his first season of Canadian football after several seasons in the NFL, pulled one of the biggest boners in Canadian football history as the Alouettes lost to the Tiger-Cats before 17,000 fans at Civic Stadium. Montreal led 15-14 with time for just one more play, and Hamilton's Cam Fraser punted the ball into the Montreal end zone. Mr. Coulter stood there watching the ball as the Hamilton players backed away in order not to get penalized for no yards. Mr. Coulter was unaware that in Canadian football the punter is allowed to go downfield and recover his own punt, and was shocked when Mr. Fraser suddenly appeared and fell on the ball for the winning touchdown. Ralph Toohy and Lou Kusserow scored the other Tiger-Cat touchdowns, with Mr. Kusserow scoring on a 10-yard pass from Butch Songin. Montreal scored 2 touchdowns after recovering punts by Hamilton's Ray Truant; Tom Hugo recovered the first and returned it 3 yards for his first career touchdown, and the second led to a 19-yard touchdown pass from Sam Etcheverry to Joey Pal.

Normie Kwong rushed for 133 of his team's 275 yards, and Steve Mendryk and Don Simon scored touchdowns as the Eskimos beat the Stampeders at Clarke Stadium. Ed Crowder went the distance at quarterback for the Eskimos, completing 4 of 8 passes and rushing 6 times for 63 yards. It was the fourth and last game for Mr. Crowder; because of a limit on the number of imports from October 1 that was then in force, he was released several days later despite the fact that he had led the Eskimos to victory in all 4 of his games. Pete Thodos scored the Calgary touchdown.

Messrs. Lee and McKeever each scored 2 touchdowns as the Imperials blanked the Redskins.

McGill quarterback Joe Kosakowski threw touchdown passes to Lorne Wrigglesworth and Max Woolley iin the 4th quarter as the Redmen edged the Marauders before 14,000 fans at Molson Stadium in Montreal.

5,000 fans at Varsity Stadium saw the Varsity Blues beat the Mustangs, while 3,000 were in attendance at Richardson Stadium in Kingston to see the Golden Gaels defeat Balmy Beach.

More than 3,000 fans at UBC saw the Thunderbirds, who played in an American league, defeat the Cubs, who were playing as an intermediate team before joining the Western Interprovincial Football Union in 1954 as the British Columbia Lions. The 1st half was played under Canadian rules and the 2nd half under U.S. rules. Vic Chapman punted for a single for the Cubs' only point. Don Coryell won the match of head coaches over Annis Stukus.

50 years ago
1963


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): She Loves You--The Beatles (3rd week at #1)

Music
Gene Pitney performed in the first concert ever held at the Jasper Place Sports Centre in Jasper Place, Alberta. Neighbourhood residents were unhappy with the noise and excitement on the part of the teenage audience.

Albertana
Three stores unofficially opened at the new Meadowlark Shopping Centre in Jasper Place: Zellers, Simpsons-Sears, and Safeway.

Winnipegana
Winnipeg investor and builder H.G. Winter announced plans for a 25-storey apartment building to be known as Hargrave Towers, for career girls only. The building, with capacity for 400 suites, was to be built between February and August 1964 in the Hargrave Street and York area. There was no age limit for the tenants, with rent for the 1-room apartments ranging from $57-$67 per month.

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: Can the Can--Suzi Quatro (3rd week at #1)

Died on this date
Anna Magnani, 65
. Italian actress. Miss Magnani won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in The Rose Tattoo (1955). Her other notable films included Roma, città aperta (Rome, Open City) (1945); Wild is the Wind (1957); and The Fugitive Kind (1959).

Ralph Earnhardt, 50. U.S. auto racing driver. Mr. Earnhardt drove in the NASCAR circuit from 1956-1964. He never won a race, but finished in the top ten 16 times in 51 races. Mr. Earnhardt died of a heart attack, supposedly in his garage. He was the father of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt, Sr.

Transportation
The supersonic jet plane Concorde made its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in record-breaking time.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Australiana--Austen Tayshus (5th week at #1)

World events
Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov averted a likely worldwide nuclear war by correctly identifying a report of an incoming nuclear missile as a computer error and not an American first strike.

Diplomacy
Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, U.S. President Ronald Reagan chastised the Soviet Union for the September 1 downing of Korean Air Lines Flight 007 over Soviet air space with the loss of all 269 people aboard, but also made a new proposal to break the deadlock between the U.S.A. and U.S.S.R. on intermediate-range missiles in Europe. Mr. Reagan said that the door to an agreement was open and "It is time for the Soviet Union to walk through it," and he offered to reduce the number of missiles scheduled for deployment in Europe, and said some missiles could be deployed outside Europe.

Baseball
Bob Forsch of the St. Louis Cardinals pitched his second career major league no-hitter, blanking the Montreal Expos 3-0 at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis. His first no-hitter was a 5-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in the same stadium on April 16, 1978.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): Simply Irresistible--Robert Palmer (2nd week at #1)

Diplomacy
In his last address to the United Nations while he was President of the United States, Ronald Reagan was complimentary toward the body and called for greater efforts to stop any use of chemical weapons.

Olympics
Ben Johnson of Canada was stripped of the gold medal he had won three days earlier in the men's 100-metre run and was sent back to Toronto from Seoul in disgrace after testing positive for a banned drug. He instantly went from being a Canadian hero to "that Jamaican." Also embarrassed was the Canadian newsmagazine Maclean's, which had just published its latest issue with a photo of Mr. Johnson on the cover and the headline King of Seoul.

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Austria (Ö3): What's Up?--4 Non Blondes (7th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: What's Up?--4 Non Blondes (7th week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Mr. Vain--Culture Beat (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Boom! Shake the Room--D.J. Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince (2nd week at #1)

Education
Ontario's Royal Commission on Learning began holding hearings in Thunder Bay as the province prepared to evaluate the quality of education in the face of widespread complaints.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (9-4) 52 @ Edmonton (7-6) 14

Matt Dunigan completed 26 of 43 passes for 429 yards and 3 touchdowns as the Blue Bombers handed the Eskimos their worst defeat ever at Commonwealth Stadium. There were 30,972 fans in attendance for at least part of the game, but most left long before it was over. Gerald Wilcox, David Williams, and Allan Boyko caught TD passes for Winnipeg. Chris Johnstone rushed for a touchdown, Nathaniel Bolton returned a punt 71 yards for another, and Greg Battle returned a fumble 42 yards for another Winnipeg TD. Lucius Floyd and Gary Morris scored Edmonton touchdowns. Mr. Floyd scored on a 1-yard rush with 3 seconds remaining in the 1st half and the Eskimos trailing 28-0.

10 years ago
2003


Died on this date
Robert Palmer, 54
. U.K. musician. Mr. Palmer was an overrated singer and songwriter whose hit singles included Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor) (1979); Addicted to Love (1986); and Simply Irresistible (1988). He died of a heart attack while on vacation in Paris.

Labour
About 6,000 workers in more than 300 day care centres in Quebec held walkouts, claiming that the contract they had signed with the former Parti Quebecois government was not being respected by the new Liberal government of Premier Jean Charest.

Disasters
At least 164 people were injured but no deaths were reported when an earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale struck northern Japan, causing power failures and setting fires.

Football
CFL
Calgary (4-10) 21 @ Ottawa (6-9) 26
British Columbia (8-6) 7 @ Edmonton (11-4) 27

Ricky Ray completed 25 of 34 passes for 303 yards and touchdowns to Terry Vaughn and Jason Tucker as the Eskimos easily beat the Lions before 44,432 fans at Commonwealth Stadium to clinch a playoff spot for the 32nd straight season. Winston October and Mike Pringle rushed for Edmonton touchdowns to help the Eskimos to a 21-0 halftime lead. The Lions broke the shutout with 49 seconds remaining in the 3rd quarter on a 7-yard pass from Dave Dickenson to Jason Clermont. Mr. Vaughn caught 11 passes for 142 yards. A B.C. player was caught with a sticky substance on his jersey and was sent off the field until he had it removed, but for some reason, the Lions wren't penalized, even though the rule book called for a 10-yard penalty for the infraction.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

September 25, 2013

520 years ago
1493


Exploration
Christopher Columbus set sail from Cadiz, Spain, with a flotilla of 17 ships on his second voyage to the Western Hemisphere.

500 years ago
1513


Exploration
Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa crossed the Isthmus of Panama to reach the Pacific Ocean.

275 years ago
1738


Born on this date
Nicholas Van Dyke
. U.S. politician. Mr. Van Dyke was a Continental Congressman from Delaware from 1777-1782 and President of Delaware from 1783-1786. He died on February 19, 1789 at the age of 50.

80 years ago
1933


Died on this date
Ring Lardner, 48
. U.S. writer. Mr. Lardner was a sportswriter based in Chicago whose book You Know Me Al (1916) is regarded as a classic example of humourous American fiction. He died of tuberculosis.

75 years ago
1938


On the radio
Mercury Theatre on the Air, starring Orson Welles
Tonight's episode: The Immortal Sherlock Holmes

This episode was adapted from William Gillette's play Sherlock Holmes.

70 years ago
1943


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Sunday, Monday, or Always--Bing Crosby (3rd week at #1)

Football
WCASRFL
Winnipeg RCAF (1-0) 10 @ Regina (0-1) 2

Andy Branigan scored 2 touchdowns for the Bombers as they beat the All-Services Roughriders at Parc de Young in the first game of the Western Canada Armed Services Rugby Football League.

60 years ago
1953


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Look at That Girl--Guy Mitchell (3rd week at #1)

50 years ago
1963


Scandal
Lord Denning released the British government's official report on the Profumo Affair, in which Secretary of State for War John Profumo had had a relationship with call girl Christine Keeler, reputed to be the mistress of Soviet spy Yevgeny Ivanov.

Crime
Robert George Pooley, 22, of 5501-2nd St. SW in Calgary, was convicted of indecently assaulting a 15-year-old Stony Indian boy while Mr. Pooley, a white man, was teaching at Morley Indian Residential School. The boy claimed that the incident occurred on May 31 while he was staying overnight at the school. He immediately reported the incident, criminal charges were laid, and Mr. Pooley was fired. In court, Mr. Pooley denied the assault, claiming it was a "figment of the boy's imagination." Supreme Court of Alberta Justice Neil Primrose believed the boy, however, and sentenced Mr. Pooley to one year in jail, to be served in the common jail of the provincial mental institution in Ponoka. Mr. Pooley was found not guilty on four other charges of indecency, and a fifth charge was stayed because defense counsel Neville Lindsay was unable to produce an important witness. Mr. Pooley, who had been teaching for three years, had no previous convictions.

40 years ago
1973


Space
The Skylab 2 crew of Alan Bean, Jack Lousma, and Owen Garriott splashed down in the Pacific Ocean after 59 1/2 days in space. Since leaving Cape Kennedy, Florida on July 28 to enter the Skylab space station, the astronauts had taken 77,600 pictures of the sun's corona; 16,800 pictures and 18 miles of magnetic tape data from Earth observations; data on making metallic spheres and alloys in weightless conditions; and data on the astronauts' physical reactions to the long duration in space. It was the longest U.S. manned space mission to date.

Labour
Two weeks after seizing power in a coup, the new military junta in Chile abolished the country's largest labour organization, the Central Workers Organization.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (3-7) 25 @ Saskatchewan (7-3) 23

Don Jonas completed touchdown passes of 28 and 4 yards to Bob LaRose in the 2nd half as the Blue Bombers upset the Roughriders at Taylor Field in Regina. Mr. LaRose's second touchdown, converted by Walt McKee, came with 5:29 remaining in the game and gave the Blue Bombers a 24-23 lead. Mr. McKee added a single with 1:21 remaining. Stan Brown, playing his 10th and last CFL game, scored the other Winnipeg touchdown on a 33-yard rush in the 1st quarter. Saskatchewan quarterback Ron Lancaster threw touchdown passes to Rick Eber and George Reed in the 2nd quarter and Tom Campana in the 3rd quarter.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: I Like Chopin--Gazebo (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Leopold III, 81
. King of the Belgians, 1934-1951. Leopold III succeeeded to the throne upon the death of his father Albert I. He was King during World War II, and led his troops when the Nazis attacked Belgium. King Leopold surrendered to the Nazis on May 27, 1940, a move which was heavily criticized by the Allies. Leopold spent most of the war as a prisoner of the German occupation before being deported to Germany in 1944 and to Austria in 1945. He and his family spent the next five years in exile in Switzerland, returning to Belgium in 1950 after a referendum favoured his return. He soon abdicated in favour of his son Baudoin.

War
The Lebanese and Syrian governments announced that they had agreed to a cease-fire, effective the following day.

Diplomacy
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher arrived in Canada for a three-day state visit.

U.S. Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger arrived in Beijing to help arrange an exchange of visits between leaders of the U.S.A. and China. Chinese Defense Minister Zhang Aiping asserted that China would not "attach ourselves to any big power or bloc of powers."

Crime
38 prisoners escaped from the Maze Prison in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, and a guard was killed in the biggest prison break in British history.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (4-7) 25 @ Ottawa (4-6) 29
Edmonton (6-5) 30 @ British Columbia (8-3) 31

J.C. Watts completed a 50-yard touchdown pass to Tyron Gray with 1:17 remaining to give the Rough Riders the win over the Tiger-Cats before 26,014 fans at Lansdowne Park. The touchdown came two plays after Mr. Watts completed a pass to Michael Collymore, who appeared to fumble as he hit the ground, with the ball recovered by a Hamilton defender. The play was ruled a complete pass with Mr. Collymore down by contact. Hamilton head coach Bud Riley chased referee Bud Ulrich across the field after the game, loudly expressing his displeasure. Mr. Watts also completed a 10-yard touchdown pass to Mariet Ford and handed off to Skip Walker for a 25-yard touchdown run, which was followed by Mr. Walker's run for a 2-point convert. Dieter Brock, who had been acquired four days earlier in a trade with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for Tom Clements, played his first game as a Tiger-Cat, rushing for a 1-yard touchdown and passing 12 yards to Ron Johnson for another TD. Gerald Bess returned an interception 32 yards for the other Hamilton touchdown as the Tiger-Cats scored 22 points in the 2nd quarter to take a 22-10 halftime lead.

Edmonton kicker Dave Cutler missed a 36-yard field goal on the last play of the game and it went for a single point, allowing the British Columbia Lions to escape with a win over the Eskimos before 52,430 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver. The Lions took an early 17-0 lead, but the Eskimos gradually chipped away at the lead on touchdowns by Warren Moon and Neil Lumsden and 2 converts and 5 field goals by Mr. Cutler. The Lions scored both their TDs in the 1st quarter on a 9-yard pass from Roy Dewalt to John Pankratz and a 48-yard run on a reverse by receiver Sammy Greene. Lui Passaglia added 2 converts, 5 field goals, and 2 singles. Mr. Moon completed 24 of 46 passes for 363 yards, while Mr. Dewalt was 21 for 35 for 245 yards. Bryan Hall's play-by-play calling of the last few minutes, as he attempted to yell above the ear-splitting crowd noise, was one of the high points of his career as radio voice of the Eskimos, then on CJCA.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: Hand in Hand--Koreana (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Billy Carter, 51
. U.S. businessman. Mr. Carter was the younger brother of Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States of America (1977-1981). Billy upheld the presidential tradition of the colourful or disreputable brother. During Jimmy Carter's presidency, Billy marketed Billy Beer, which soon went out of business. In the late 1970s Billy Carter registered as an agent of the Libyan government, which led to a U.S. Senate investigation. Billy Carter died of pancreatic cancer.

Politics and government
U.S. Vice-President and Republican party presidential candidate George Bush and Massachusetts Governor and Democratic party presidential candidate Michael Dukakis engaged in a nationally-televised "debate" at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Mr. Dukakis accused Mr. Bush of questioning his patriotism, and said that mr. Bush would "brand a woman a criminal" if she chose to have an abortion. Mr. Bush defended the sanctity of life.

Olympics
Matt Biondi of the United States won his fifth gold medal in Seoul when he swam the butterfly leg of the men's 4 x 100-metre medley relay event.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (8-4) 22 @ Toronto (8-4) 35
Hamilton (7-5) 24 @ Saskatchewan (8-4) 26

Toronto defensive tackle Rodney Harding set a CFL single-game record with 5 quarterback sacks as the Argonauts defeated the Eskimos at Exhibition Stadium. The Eskimos' offensive highlight was their first play from scrimmage, when quarterback Tracy Ham completed a short pass to Henry "Gizmo" Williams that turned into an 85-yard touchdown. Edmonton fullback Tony Spoletini rushed 1 yard for his first CFL touchdown, and Cliff Toney returned an interception for the other Eskimo TD. It was the first CFL game for Toronto wide receiver Paul Masotti.

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)--Meat Loaf (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Mr. Vain--Culture Beat (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): El Gallinero--Ramirez

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): What's Up?--4 Non Blondes (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): Les G.O. Cul-ture--Darla dirladada

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): What's Up?--4 Non Blondes (8th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Dreamlover--Mariah Carey (3rd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Dreamlover--Mariah Carey
2 If--Janet Jackson
3 Right Here/Human Nature--SWV
4 (I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You--UB40
5 The River of Dreams--Billy Joel
6 Whoomp! (There it Is)--Tag Team
7 Lately--Jodeci
8 Runaway Train--Soul Asylum
9 Will You Be There--Michael Jackson
10 Another Sad Love Song--Toni Braxton

Singles entering the chart were Two Steps Behind by Def Leppard (#42); What is Love by Haddaway (#47); I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That) by Meat Loaf (#53); Too Much Information by Duran Duran (#55); Hopelessly by Rick Astley (#57); Better than You by Lisa Keith (#59); Everybody Hurts by R.E.M. (#62); Come Baby Come by K7 (#67); Come Inside by Intro (#68); Heaven Knows by Luther VanDross (#75); Pink Cashmere by Prince (#76); and I'm in Luv by Joe (#78).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Dreamlover--Mariah Carey (2nd week at #1)
2 Rain--Madonna
3 The River of Dreams--Billy Joel
4 If--Janet Jackson
5 Runaway Train--Soul Asylum
6 Reason to Believe--Rod Stewart
7 Will You Be There--Michael Jackson
8 (I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You--UB40
9 Believe--Lenny Kravitz
10 Cryin'--Aerosmith

Singles entering the chart were Waiting for a Miracle by Marc Jordan (#82); Delicate by Terence Trent D'Arby (#83); Runaway Love by En Vogue (#89); Send Me a Lover by Taylor Dayne (#90); When There's Time (For Love) by Lawrence Gowan (#94); I'm Not Your Lover by Jann Arden (#95); and Blue Eyes by the Steve Miller Band (#96).

Scandal
Former Philippines first lady Imelda Marcos was sentenced to 18 years in prison for corruption.

Football
CFL
Toronto (2-10) 22 @ Ottawa (3-9) 30
Saskatchewan (8-5) 31 @ British Columbia (8-5) 16

Tom Burgess threw touchdown passes of 23 and 89 yards to Jock Climie and 76 yards to Stephen Jones as the Rough Riders defeated the Argonauts before 24,631 fans at Frank Clair Stadium. Shawn Daniels rushed 1 yard for the other Ottawa TD. Toronto quarterback Tracy Ham threw touchdown passes of 29 yards to Wally Zatylny and 3 yards to Manny Hazard, and Pat Jackson rushed 7 yards for the other Argonaut touchdown.

Kent Austin threw 2 touchdown passes to Don Narcisse and rushed for a TD of his own as the Roughriders beat the Lions before 31,888 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver. Charles Anthony returned a fumble 92 yards for the other Saskatchewan touchdown. Cory Philpot rushed 10 yards for the only B.C. touchdown. Dave Ridgway kicked a field goal for the Roughriders, but he also had an unsuccessful attempt, ending his CFL record string of 28 consecutive field goals. Paul McCallum played his first CFL game for the Lions, replacing injured kicker Lui Passaglia, and was good on 3 of 4 field goal attempts and added a convert.

10 years ago
2003


Died on this date
Franco Modigliani, 85
. Italian-born U.S. economist. Dr. Modigliani won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1985. With Merton Miller, he formulated the Modigliani-Miller theorem of corporate finance, demonstrating that under certain assumptions, the value of a firm is not affected by whether it is financed by equity or debt. Dr. Modigliani also originated the life-cycle hypothesis, attempting to explain the level of saving in an economy.

George Plimpton, 76. U.S. writer. Mr. Plimpton was known for trying out for various professional sports teams and then writing about his experiences in such books as Out of My League (1961) and Paper Lion (1966).

Herb Gardner, 68. U.S. playwright. Mr. Gardner's best-known his plays were A Thousand Clowns (1962) and I'm Not Rappaport (1985).

Edward Said, 67. Palestinian-born U.S. scholar. Dr. Said was a public intellectual whose book Orientalism (1978), which criticized the way Western cultures viewed Eastern cultures, was very influential in the field of Middle East studies. He was a supporter of an independent Palestinian state, and his strong views attracted strong reacrtions pro and con.

Weather
It was reported that the recent summer heat wave in France had taken 14,000 lives.

Politics and government
U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell set a six-month deadline for Iraq's Governing Council to complete a new constitution.

War
The United Nations announced that it was withdrawing more staff from Iraq.

Diplomacy
The government of Sudan agreed to withdraw most of its troops from the rebel-held south of the country and concluded a security pact with the Sudan People's Liberation Army. The accord was seen as a significant step toward ending 20 years of civil war.

Scandal
The Hutton inquiry into the recent suicide of British scientist and United Nations weapons expert David Kelly heard closing statements from lawyers.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

September 24, 2013

330 years ago
1683


Abominations
Jews were expelled from all French possessions in America, including New France.

160 years ago
1853


Franciana
Admiral Auguste Despointes formally took possession of New Caledonia in the name of France.

75 years ago
1938


Tennis
Don Budge of the United States defeated fellow American Gene Mako 6-3, 6-8, 6-2, 6-1 to win the men's singles title at the U.S. Open Championships at Forest Hills, New York, becoming the first player to win the grand slam--Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and U.S. Open--in the same year.

Football
IRFU-ORFU (exhibition)
Toronto Argonauts 2 @ Toronto Balmy Beach 7
Sarnia 13 @ Ottawa 9

ORFU-university (exhibition)
Queen's University 0 @ Montreal Nationals 5

IRFU-university (exhibition)
McGill University 14 Montreal Cubs 3

University (exhibition)
Royal Military College 0 @ University of Western Ontario 38

WIFU
Winnipeg (3-1) 17 @ Regina (3-1) 10
Calgary (2-2) 5 @ Edmonton (0-4) 3

Art Stevenson's 49-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Nicklin in the 2nd quarter helped the Blue Bombers defeat the Roughriders at Parc de Young.

The Bronks punted for 2 singles in the 4th quarter to edge the Eskimos at Clarke Stadium.

70 years ago
1943


On the radio
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, on MBS
Tonight's episode: The Missing Black Bag

60 years ago
1953


Boxing
Rocky Marciano (45-0) retained his world heavyweight title with a technical knockout over Roland LaStarza (53-4) in the 11th round at the Polo Grounds in New York. Mr. Marciano had previously won a split decision over Mr. LaStarza on March 24, 1950.

50 years ago
1963


On television tonight
The Fugitive, on ABC
Tonight's episode: The Witch, with guest stars Pat Crowley, Madeleine Sherwood, and Arch Johnson

Religion
An obscure Indian guru known as Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, leader of the Spiritual Regeneration Movement, delivered a public lecture on "deep meditation" in the Social Room of the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary. At the time, the Maharishi had an estimated 1,000 followers in Canada, 116-120 in Calgary.

Football
CFL
Calgary (6-3-1) 17 @ Montreal (4-4) 25

Jim Reynolds scored a touchdown on a recovery of a blocked punt, George Dixon rushed for a touchdown, and Marv Luster caught a TD pass from Warren Rabb as the Alouettes upset the Stampeders at Molson Stadium. Ed Buchanan rushed for the first Calgary touchdown and fullback Lovell Coleman scored the other on a 47-yard pass from quarterback Eagle Day. Bubba Marriott started at quarterback for Montreal but was 0 for 9 in passing; Mr. Rabb was 5 for 11 for 113 yards. Montreal running back Don Clark suffered a knee injury that put him out of action for the rest of the regular season.

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Never, Never, Never (Grande, Grande, Grande)--Shirley Bassey (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in France: Tout donné, tout repris--Mike Brant (4th week at #1)

Music
Roy Orbison's album Milestones was released on MGM Records. It was his last album for that label, for which he'd been recording since leaving Monument Records in 1965.

Died on this date
Jose Rucci
. Argentinian labour leader. Mr. Rucci, a protege of Juan Peron, was assassinated by urban guerrillas less than 24 hours after Mr. Peron had been re-elected President of Argentina after being out of power for 18 years, and less than 24 hours after the government had outlawed the People's Revolutionary Army. An anonymous telephone caller identified himself as a member of a PRA commando unit and said that Mr. Rucci had been executed.

World events
Guinea-Bissau declared its independence from Portugal.

Diplomacy
Canada officially recognized the new military government in Chile, which had deposed President Salvador Allende in a coup on September 11.

Scandal
The United States Senate Select Committee on Campaign Activities, which was investigating the June 1972 break-in at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C., resumed hearings after a break of nearly two weeks. Convicted Watergate conspirator E. Howard Hunt testified that former special White House counsel Charles Colson had been aware in early 1972 of a "large-scale" intelligence scheme that led to the Watergate break-in, but Mr. Hunt said he had no information that Mr. Colson had specific foreknowledge of the break-in. He testified that Mr. Colson had enlisted him to work for the White House and that Mr. Colson was the man to whom he reported. Mr. Hunt also desribed hw, at Mr. Colson's behest, a fake diplomatic cable implicating the late President John F. Kennedy in the November 2, 1963 assassination of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Niem had been fabricated.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (6-4) 22 @ Hamilton (3-5) 17

Roy Bell rushed 21 times for 166 yards and a touchdown as the Eskimos held on to beat the Tiger-Cats before 27,978 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Mr. Bell's 5-yard TD run with 7:40 remaining in the game provided the winning margin, and Dave Cutler converted and added a 30-yard field goal with 42 seconds remaining. Hamilton quarterback Chuck Ealey marched the Tiger-Cats down the field in the final seconds, but Dave Fleming went out of bounds at the Edmonton 5-yard line just after catching the ball on the last play, and time had expired. George McGowan scored the other Edmonton touchdown on a 27-yard pass from Bruce Lemmerman in the 1st quarter, and Mr. Cutler converted and added a 57-yard field goal. The Tiger-Cats scored their touchdowns in the 3rd quarter on a 5-yard rush by Andy Hopkins and a 4-yard pass from Mr. Ealey to Garney Henley. Hamilton punter Alec Lockington conceded a safety touch at 3:35 of the 4th quarter which had an effect on the final score. Mr. Ealey led all Hamilton rushers with 118 yards on 9 carries, and completed 13 of 26 passes for 187 yards. Edmonton defensive back Bayne Norrie suffered a season-ending knee injury when clipped by a Hamilton receiver. It was the second and last CFL game for Edmonton defensive back John Saunders.

NFL
New Orleans (0-2) 3 @ Dallas (2-0) 40

Rookie Robert Newhouse rushed for a touchdown and caught a pass for another as the Cowboys presented Tom Landry with his 100th win as their head coach as they whipped the Saints at Texas Stadium in Irving.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in France: Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)--Eurythmics (6th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Codo--DÖF (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Red Red Wine--UB40 (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Karma Chameleon--Culture Club

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Tell Her About It--Billy Joel

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Puttin' on the Ritz--Taco (2nd week at #1)
2 The Safety Dance--Men Without Hats
3 Every Breath You Take--The Police
4 Total Eclipse of the Heart--Bonnie Tyler
5 Tell Her About It--Billy Joel
6 Maniac--Michael Sembello
7 (She’s) Sexy + 17--Stray Cats
8 Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)--Eurythmics
9 Don't Cry--Asia
10 Human Nature--Michael Jackson

Singles entering the chart were Love is a Stranger by Eurythmics (#79); Uptown Girl by Billy Joel (#83); Love is a Battlefield by Pat Benatar (#86); Just Got Lucky by JoBoxers (#87); Rockit by Herbie Hancock (#88); Only You by the Commodores (#89); A Little Good News by Anne Murray (#90); What's She Got by Liquid Gold (#94); and So Many Men, So Little Time by Miquel Brown (#97).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Maniac--Michael Sembello
2 Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)--Eurythmics
3 Total Eclipse of the Heart--Bonnie Tyler
4 She Works Hard for the Money--Donna Summer
5 (She’s) Sexy + 17--Stray Cats
6 I'll Tumble 4 Ya--Culture Club
7 Rock 'N' Roll is King--Electric Light Orchestra
8 Every Breath You Take--The Police
9 Tell Her About It--Billy Joel
10 Don't Cry--Asia

Singles entering the chart were All Night Long (All Night) by Lionel Richie (#44); In a Big Country by Big Country (#46); Love in the Shadows by Dan Hill (#47); and Burning Down the House by the Talking Heads (#50).

War
The Lebanese army fought a day-long battle with Shiite Muslim militiamen in a suburb of Beirut.

Business
Continental Airlines fired about 65% of its employees, suspended all of its domestic flights in the United States, and announced that it was filing for reorganization under U.S. bankruptcy laws. The company had lost $84 million in the first six months of 1983, was plagued by a mechanics' strike, and had asked employees to give back $150 million in wage concessions.

Football
CFL
Calgary (6-4) 49 @ Toronto (8-3) 20
Saskatchewan (3-8) 19 @ Winnipeg (7-4) 50

Rookie quarterback Bernard Quarles played the best game of his CFL career, completing 21 of 28 passes for 393 yards and 4 touchdowns as the Stampeders routed the Argonauts before 35,679 fans at Exhibition Stadium. Mike Levenseller caught 6 passes for 133 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Stampeders, while Willie Armstead and rookie Vic Wallace also caught TD passes from Mr. Quarles. Backup quarterback Gerry Dattilio threw a touchdown pass to Craig Ellis, and Ray Crouse rushed 1 yard for the other Calgary TD. Terry Greer caught 6 passes for 98 yards and a touchdown for the Argonauts, and Cedric Minter rushed 1 yard for the other Toronto TD.

Tom Clements, in his first game with Winnipeg since being traded from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for Dieter Brock three days earlier, relieved starting quarterback Nickie Hall in the 2nd quarter and completed 13 of 21 passes for 180 yards and a touchdown to Joe Poplawski, and Willard Reaves rushed 24 times for 162 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Blue Bombers routed the Roughriders before 26,132 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Sean Kehoe and Dan Huclack also rushed for Winnipeg touchdowns, Trevor Kennerd added 5 converts and 5 field goals. Saskatchewan starting quarterback John Hufnagel threw 2 touchdown passes to Ron Robinson, and backup QB Homer Jordan threw to Chirs DeFrance for the other Roughrider TD with 22 seconds remaining in the game. Ken Walter, recently acquired in a trade with the Edmonton Eskimos, played offensive tackle for the Blue Bombers. It was only his third regular season game in three years in the CFL, and his only game as a Blue Bomber.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Simply Irresistible--Robert Palmer (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): Un Roman d'amitié (Friend You Give Me Reason)--Elsa and Glenn Medeiros (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Gimme Five 2--Jovanotti (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Stop--Sam Brown (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Desire--U2

#1 single in the U.K.: He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother--The Hollies

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother had originally reached #3 in the U.K. in the fall of 1969.

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Don't Worry Be Happy--Bobby McFerrin

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Sweet Child o' Mine--Guns 'N' Roses (3rd week at #1)
2 Simply Irresistible--Robert Palmer
3 Don't Worry Be Happy--Bobby McFerrin
4 I'll Always Love You--Taylor Dayne
5 If it Isn't Love--New Edition
6 Love Bites--Def Leppard
7 Perfect World--Huey Lewis and the News
8 One Good Woman--Peter Cetera
9 Nobody's Fool--Kenny Loggins
10 Don't Be Cruel--Cheap Trick

Singles entering the chart were Bad Medicine by Bon Jovi (#46); Giving You the Best That I Got by Anita Baker (#78); Look Away by Chicago (#81); A Word in Spanish by Elton John (#83); I Can't Wait by Deniece Williams (#86); Talkin' Bout a Revolution by Tracy Chapman (#88); and I'm Not Your Man by Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers (#89).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Monkey--George Michael (2nd week at #1)
2 Sweet Child o' Mine--Guns 'N' Roses
3 Perfect World--Huey Lewis and the News
4 It Would Take a Strong Man--Rick Astley
5 Simply Irresistible--Robert Palmer
6 One Good Woman--Peter Cetera
7 Look Out Any Window--Bruce Hornsby and the Range
8 I Don't Wanna Live Without Love--Chicago
9 Forever Young--Rod Stewart
10 Don't You Know--Steve Winwood

Singles entering the chart were Talkin' Bout a Revolution by Tracy Chapman (#76); One Moment in Time by Whitney Houston (#81); Hold Me Now by One to One (#87); Flying on Your Own by Anne Murray (#91); Your Love Just Came Too Late by Eria Fachin (#94); How Can I Fall by Breathe (#96); and Please Don't Go Girl by New Kids on the Block (#98).

Olympics
Jackie Joyner-Kersee of the United States won the heptathlon at the Summer Olympics in Seoul with a record total of 7,291 points.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (6-6) 31 @ Ottawa (1-11) 0

The Blue Bombers' rout of the Rough Riders at Lansdowne Park was the fifth and last shutout in the CFL in the 1980s, with Winnipeg posting four of them.

Baseball
Pascual Perez pitched a no-hitter as the Montreal Expos edged the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia in a game that was called because of rain after 5 innings.

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Germany (Media Control): What's Up?--4 Non Blondes (6th week at #1)

#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)--Meat Loaf

Politics and government
Three days after Russian President Boris Yeltsin had dissolved parliament, parliamentarians were barricaded in their building as forces loyal to Mr. Yeltsin surrounded it.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (5-8) 3 @ Calgary (12-1) 26

Andy McVey and Tony Stewart rushed for touchdowns, and Mark McLoughlin added 2 converts and 4 field goals as the Stampeders easily beat the Tiger-Cats before 29,817 fans at McMahon Stadium. Paul Osbaldiston broke up the shutout with a 43-yard field goal for Hamilton with less than 3 minutes remaining in the game.