800 years ago
Died on this date
Eleanor of England, 52. Queen of Castile and Toledo, 1177-1214. Eleanor, the sixth child and second daughter of King Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine, was queen consort of King Alfonso VIII of Castile. Eleanor died just 26 days after her husband, her death perhaps hastened by grief over his passing.
150 years ago
Nevada entered the Union as the 36th state.
100 years ago
Montreal (2-2) 2 @ Hamilton (3-1) 22
Ottawa (0-4) 2 @ Toronto (3-1) 30
Ottawa (0-3) 11 @ Toronto (1-1) 38
Toronto (2-1) 25 @ Queen's (0-3) 17
Regina 20 @ Winnipeg Rowing Club 12
University of Alberta (2-1) 6 Edmonton Civics (1-2) 3
The Roughriders defeated the Rowing Club at River Park.
1,500 were in attendance at Diamond Park to see U of A defeat the Civics in the final regular season game to clinch their first city championship.
80 years ago
Joe Louis (9-0) knocked out Jack O'Dowd (23-9-2) in the 2nd round of a heavyweight bout at Arena Gardens in Detroit.
75 years ago
Died on this date
Otto Rank, 55. Austrian psychologist. Dr. Rank was the leading disciple of Sigmund Freud in the field of psychoanalysis, but eventually parted company with his mentor, emphasizing emotional relationships in the "here and now" in his practice. His best-known book was Das Trauma der Geburt (The Trauma of Birth) (1924), in which he argued that birth was an interruption of life in the uterus from which people spent their lives trying to recover. Dr. Rank's work influenced the fields of existential, humanistic, and gestalt psychology. He died in New York City from a kidney infection.
70 years ago
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Pistol Packin' Mama--Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters (1st month at #1)
The Allies reported that 637,544 German prisoners had been taken on the western front since June 6. Soviet troops in Hungary seized more than 200 towns as they advanced to within 44 miles of Budapest. After taking the Japanese stronghold of Jaro in the centre of Leyte Island in the Philippines, U.S. forces pushed a spearhead across the northern end of the island. Three Japanese colums moved to within 6 miles of Kweilin in the Chinese province of Kweisan.
60 years ago
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Wodka-Fox--Hans-Arno Simon (2nd month at #1)
Sarnia (7-4-1) 36 @ Toronto (1-11) 27
50 years ago
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Have I the Right?--The Honeycombs (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in France: Le Pénitencier--Johnny Hallyday (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): In ginocchio da te--Gianni Morandi (16th week at #1)
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Memphis--Johnny Rivers; Bernd Spier (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me--Sandie Shaw
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Baby Love--The Supremes
U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 We'll Sing in the Sunshine--Gale Garnett
2 Last Kiss--J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers
3 Do Wah Diddy Diddy--Manfred Mann
4 Baby Love--The Supremes
5 Pretty Woman--Roy Orbison
6 Dancing in the Street--Martha and the Vandellas
7 Chug-A-Lug--Roger Miller
8 Have I the Right?--The Honeycombs
9 Let it Be Me--Betty Everett & Jerry Butler
10 Little Honda--The Hondells
Singles entering the chart were Slaughter on Tenth Avenue by the Ventures (#68); Ringo by Lorne Greene (#70); Mr. Lonely by Bobby Vinton (#74); Right or Wrong by Ronnie Dove (#76); You Should Have Seen the Way He Looked at Me by the Dixie Cups (#77); Walking in the Rain by the Ronettes (#80); Sidewalk Surfin' by Jan & Dean (#81); Mountain of Love by Johnny Rivers (#82); Oh No Not My Baby by Maxine Brown (#83); My Love, Forgive Me (Amore, Scusami) by Robert Goulet (#84); Gone, Gone, Gone by the Everly Brothers (#85); Ain't it the Truth by Mary Wells (#89); She Understands Me by Johnny Tillotson (#90); Four Strong Winds by Bobby Bare (#92); As Tears Go By by Marianne Faithfull (#96); Endless Sleep by Hank Williams, Jr. (#99); and We Could by Al Martino (#100).
On television tonight
The Outer Limits, on ABC
Tonight's episode: The Invisible Enemy, starring Adam West, Rudy Solari, Peter Marko, and Robert DoQui
Died on this date
Ted Freeman, 34. U.S. astronaut. Captain Freeman, a test pilot with the United States Air Force, was selected by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration for the third group of astronauts in October 1963. While returning to Houston from St. Louis, a goose flew into a window of his T-38 jet, causing immediate engine failure when bits of Plexiglas were sucked into the engine. Mr. Freeman ejected, but he was too close to the ground for his parachute to open, and he was killed instantly upon impact, becoming the first astronaut to die. Fellow astronaut Jim Lovell led the investigation into the cause of the crash.
Kelso won the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York, covering the 2-mile distance in a record time of 3:19 1/5. Kelso's purse for the race was $70,590, making him the sport's greatest money-winner ever, with total purses of $1,803,362, breaking the record previously held by Round Table.
Toronto (4-10) 0 @ Ottawa (8-5-1) 36
Edmonton (4-12) 20 @ Saskatchewan (9-7) 26
Dave Thelen rushed twice for 1-yard touchdowns and took a screen pass from Russ Jackson for a 76-yard TD as the Rough Riders routed the Argonauts before 17,701 fans at Lansdowne Park. Whit Tucker and Ron Stewart scored the other touchdowns.
George Reed scored 3 touchdowns and finished the season with 1,012 yards rushing--reaching the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in his CFL career--as the Roughriders beat the Eskimos before 10,300 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Bill Tobin and Bill Redell scored the Edmonton touchdowns; Bill Mitchell added a convert, 2 field goals, and a single. Among the Eskimos whose careers ended with this game was fullback Johnny Bright, who retired as the CFL's career leader in yards rushing.
Manitoba 6 @ Alberta at Edmonton (5-0) 16
The Golden Bears clinched their third straight WCUAA title with their win over the Bisons at Varsity Stadium.
40 years ago
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Everything I Own--Ken Boothe
At the movies
The Four Musketeers opened in theatres in West Germany.
Memphis (15-3) 33 @ Hawaii (7-11) 31
30 years ago
Died on this date
Indira Gandhi, 66. Prime Minister of India, 1966-1977, 1980-1984. Mrs. Gandhi, the daughter of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, was a member of the Indian National Congress Party, and held various cabinet posts before being chosen to succeed the late Lal Shastri as Prime Minister. She was known for her willingness to centralize power, and instituted a state of emergency from 1975-1977, ruling be decree. The India National Congress was defeated in the 1977 elections, but returned to power in 1980. Mrs. Gandhi was shot to death by two of her bodyguards, reported to be Sikhs, as she walked from her residence through a garden to an interview with actor Peter Ustinov (see also here). She was succeeded as Prime Minister by her 40-year-old son Rajiv.
Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the nation’s trade deficit had grown to $12.6 billion in September, the second-largest monthly total on record.
25 years ago
On television tonight
The Wonder Years, on ABC
Tonight’s episode: Mom Wars
U.S. President George Bush said that he and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev would hold an informal summit on ships in the Mediterranean Sea on December 2-3.
Politics and government
The Hungarian National Assembly voted to conduct a national referendum on how to choose a president.
Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that its leading economic indicators had risen 0.2% in September.
20 years ago
Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 All I Wanna Do--Sheryl Crow (4th week at #1)
2 I'll Make Love to You--Boyz II Men
3 Circle of Life--Elton John
4 Jane--Barenaked Ladies
5 Could I Be Your Girl--Jann Arden
6 What's the Frequency, Kenneth--R.E.M.
7 Endless Love--Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey
8 Out of Tears--Rolling Stones
10 Lucky One--Amy Grant
Singles entering the chart were Zombie by the Cranberries (#71); Blind Man by Aerosmith (#79); You Don't Know How it Feels by Tom Petty (#85); You Want This by Janet Jackson (#86); Once in a Lifetime by Michael Bolton (#87); Young Heart Forever by Steve Perry (#89); I'm the Only One by Melissa Etheridge (#90); The Color of Night by Lauren Christy (#91); At Your Best (You are Loved) by Aaliyah (#92); and Fade Into You by Mazzy Star (#95). Once in a Lifetime was from the movie Only You (1994). The Color of Night was from the movie Color of Night (1994).
Mario Aburto Martinez, a 23-year-old factory worker, was convicted and sentenced to 42 years in prison for the March 23 assassination in Tijuana of Luis Donaldo Colosio Murrieta, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) candidate for President of Mexico.
All 64 passengers and 4 crew members aboard a twin-engine commuter plane were killed when it crashed in a soybean field 30 miles south of Gary, Indiana. American Eagle Flight 4184 had been in aholding pattern in a heavy rainstorm waiting to land at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport when it disappeared from air traffic radar at 4:15 P.M.
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