80 years ago
Paul Derringer earned his 20th win of the season as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-1 at Crosley Field in Cincinnati.
75 years ago
Paul Derringer earned his 20th win of the season as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 before 1,094 fans at Shibe Park in Philadelphia.
The Detroit Tigers swept a doubleheader from the Philadelphia Athletics 13-2 and 10-1 before 10,493 fans at Briggs Stadium in Detroit to move into a tie for first place in the American League with the Cleveland Indians. Rudy York hit a home run in each game for Detroit.
60 years ago
On television tonight
Sherlock Holmes, starring Ronald Howard and H. Marion Crawford
Tonight's episode: The Case of the Diamond Tooth
Producers' Showcase, on NBC
Tonight's episode: Our Town, starring Frank Sinatra, Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, and Shelley Fabares
Mr. Sinatra's performance of the original song Love and Marriage became a major hit, and won an Emmy Award.
Argentine President Juan Peron was deposed and exiled after a military coup.
British Columbia (4-4) 24 @ Calgary (2-6) 18
Winnipeg (2-6) 8 @ Edmonton (8-0) 14
Al Pollard scored 2 touchdowns and 4 converts to lead the Lions over the Stampeders before 11,000 fans at Mewata Stadium. Ron Clinkscale and Primo Villanueva also scored B.C. touchdowns, with Mr. Villanueva's TD, with 9:35 remaining in the game, breaking an 18-18 tie. Calgary quarterback Don Klosterman rushed for 2 touchdowns and passed to Willie Roberts for the other, all of which were converted by Tom Miner.
Normie Kwong and Con Kelly scored touchdowns for the Eskimos as they defeated the Blue Bombers before 12,500 rain-soaked fans at Clarke Stadium. Winnipeg quarterback Buddy Leake, who completed just 1 of 8 passes for 12 yards, scored the only Blue Bomber touchdown on an 18-yard rush. Tom Casey added 3 singles.
50 years ago
Hamilton (6-2) 33 @ Toronto (0-8) 0
Ottawa (5-2) 12 @ Winnipeg (5-4) 19
Joe Zuger rushed for 2 touchdowns and punted for a single as the Tiger-Cats shut out the Argonauts before 22,854 fans at CNE Stadium. Defensive backs Garney Henley and Billy Wayte also scored touchdowns, while Toronto quarterback Peter Liske completed just 6 of 28 passes for 85 yards and 4 interceptions.
Art Perkins rushed for a pair of 1-yard touchdowns as the Blue Bombers defeated the Rough Riders before 20,658 fans at Winnipeg Stadium.
40 years ago
#1 single in New Zealand: Wasted Days and Wasted Nights--Freddy Fender
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): S O S--ABBA (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in Switzerland: Torneró--I Santo California (3rd week at #1)
The Goombahs, the intramural flag football team captained by this blogger, lost 12-0 to the Idle Relaxers to drop to 1-1. Sigmund Undheim returned an interception for a touchdown and set up the other touchdown with another interception. This blogger made an interception and a kickoff return, to no great effect.
Politics and government
A provisional government under Prime Minister Jose Pinheiro de Azevedo took office in Portugal.
Alberta (1-2) 21 @ Calgary (2-0) 33
Dan Diduck rushed 27 times for 202 yards and 3 touchdowns as the Dinosaurs beat the Golden Bears at McMahon Stadium. Larry Leathem scored the other Calgary touchdown on a 30-yard pass from Greg Watson. Alberta quarterback Brian Larsen completed touchdown passes of 54 yards to Brian Fryer at 8:02 of the 1st quarter and directed the Golden Bears to 2 touchdowns in the last 2:06 of the game, passing 44 yards to Joe Poplawski with 2:06 remaining and handing off to Dalton Smarsh for a 4-yard TD run with 33 seconds left. Mr. Poplawski converted all 3 TDs.
30 years ago
The Mexico City area was struck by the first of two devastating earthquakes within the span of 36 hours that killed 10,000 people, injured 30,000, and left 250,000 homeless.
Canadian Fisheries Minister John Fraser reversed himself and ordered a recall of one million cans of rancid tuna, after media reported that some cans contained rotting fish.
25 years ago
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): U Can't Touch This--MC Hammer (4th week at #1)
At the movies
GoodFellas, directed by Martin Scorcese and starring Robert DeNiro, Ray Liotta, and Joe Pesci, opened in theatres.
On television tonight
The Wonder Years, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Growing Up
This was the first episode of the fourth season of The Wonder Years.
Politics and government
The parliament of the Supreme Soviet asked Premier Nikolai Ryzhkov to resign.
Barry Bonds hit his 30th and 31st home runs of the season to help Doug Drabek pick up his 20th win of the season as the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Chicago Cubs 8-7 before 13,058 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
The Detroit Tigers scored 6 runs in the top of the 9th inning to insure a 12-5 win over the California Angels before 21,770 fans at Anaheim Stadium. The sixth and last California pitcher, Jeff Richardson, entered the game with 2 out in the 9th and gave up a 3-run triple to Travis Fryman before fielding a ground ball by Mike Heath and retiring him for the last out. It was Mr. Richardson's only major league game.
20 years ago
The New York Times and The Washington Post published the Unabomber's manifesto.
Former world heavyweight champion Larry Holmes (63-5) won a unanimous 10-round decision over Ed Donaldson (11-5) at Casino Magic in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi.
Winnipeg (4-9) 28 @ Calgary (11-1) 43
Jeff Garcia passed for 275 yards and touchdowns to Vince Danielsen, Terry Vaughn, Allen Pitts, and Dave Sapunjis to lead the Stampeders over the Blue Bombers before 21,738 fans at McMahon Stadium, clinching a playoff spot. Marvin Coleman scored another Calgary on a 108-yard return of a missed field goal. Reggie Slack threw to Allan Boyko for the first Winnipeg touchdown in the 3rd quarter, and Kevin McDougal connected with Milt Stegall for a 14-yard touchdown late in the 4th quarter. It was Mr. Stegall's first touchdown as a Blue Bomber, coming in his first CFL game. Shannon Baker scored the other Winnipeg touchdown on a 51-yard punt return. The Stampeders led 30-6 at halftime.
10 years ago
Died on this date
John Bromfield, 83. U.S. actor. Mr. Bromfield, born Farran Bromfield, was best known as the star of the Western television series Sheriff of Cochise (later retitled U.S. Marshal) (1956-1960).
Nielsen Bottom 10, February 19th-25th, 1973 - A look at the 10 lowest-rated programs on TV during the week of February 19th-25th, 1973. *Here We Go Again* on ABC was at the bottom of the ratings char...
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