80 years ago
Montreal (0-1) 8 @ Ottawa (1-0) 21
Hamilton (0-1) 8 @ Toronto (1-0) 13
Sarnia 1 @ Winnipeg 3
The Winnipeg Rugby Football Club's win over the defending Grey Cup champion Imperials before a record Winnipeg crowd of 3,800 in the first game ever played at Osborne Stadium marked the first time that a Western senior team had ever beaten an Eastern team.
Ben Chapman tripled in 2 runs and George Selkirk had 3 hits and 2 runs batted in as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2 before 7,500 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Johnny Murphy pitched a 7-hit complete game victory. Max Bishop played the 9th inning at first base for Boston and made 1 putout in his 1,338th and last major league game.
The Detroit Tigers swept a doubleheader from the St. Louis Browns 6-2 and 2-0 before 31,000 fans at Navin Field in Detroit to clinch the American League pennant. Tommy Bridges won the first game, and Eldon Auker pitched the shutout in the second game, which took only 1 hour 28 minutes to play.
75 years ago
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I'll Never Smile Again--Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra (vocal refrain by Frank Sinatra and the Pied Pipers) (9th week at #1)
Schoolboy Rowe pitched a shutout to earn his 16th win of the season as the Detroit Tigers blanked the Cleveland Indians 5-0 before 42,230 fans at Briggs Stadium in Detroit to take a 2-game lead over the Indians in the American League pennant race.
60 years ago
Rocky Marciano (49-0) was knocked down in the 2nd round, but came back to knock world light heavyweight champion Archie Moore (148-20-8) down 4 times and finally out at 1:25 of the 9th round to retain his world heavyweight title at Yankee Stadium in New York. It turned out to be Mr. Marciano' last fight; he announced his retirement from the ring in 1956.
Sarnia (4-2) 17 @ Kitchener-Waterloo (4-1) 27
Bill Graham scored a touchdown and 3 converts, and Cookie Gilchrist scored a touchdown and a field goal to help the Dutchmen defeat the Imperials in Kitchener. Bobby Kuntz and Billy Tonegusso also scored touchdowns for K-W. Ross Dowswell, John Jacobs, and Dick Dixon scored Sarnia touchdowns, 2 of which were converted by Gino Cappelletti.
50 years ago
On television tonight
The Fugitive, starring David Janssen, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Middle of a Heat Wave, with guest stars J.D. Cannon and Carol Eve Rossen
Died on this date
Socks Seibold, 69. U.S. baseball pitcher. Harry Seibold began his career as a shortstop with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1915 before switiching to the mound with the Athletics (1916-1917, 1919) and Boston Braves (1929-1933). He compiled a pitching record of 48-85 with an earned run average of 4.43 in 191 games, and batted .192 with 1 home run and 27 runs batted in in 207 games. Mr. Seibold died three days after the 50th anniversary of his first major league game.
The Gambia, Maldives, and Singapore were admitted to the United Nations, bringing the membership to 117 nations.
Politics and government
Abdul Rahman al-Bazzar took office as Prime Minister of Iraq, replacing Arif Abdel Razzak, who was now in exile.
Ron Santo batted 3 for 4 with 2 home runs and 6 runs batted in to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 7-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies before just 892 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Mr. Santo hit a 3-run homer off Philadelphia starting pitcher Larry Jackson in the 1st inning, and Ernie Banks followed him with a home run to give the Cubs a 4-0 lead. Mr. Santo hit a 2-run homer against rookie relief pitcher Ferguson Jenkins in the 8th inning to break a 5-5 tie. Mr. Jenkins suffered his first major league loss.
Jim Pagliaroni hit a 2-run home run off Dave Eilers with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 6-5 win over the New York Mets before 4,660 fans at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh.
Ray Sadecki allowed 5 hits in 8 1/3 innings and doubled in a run as the St. Louis Cardinals shut out the Houston Astros 3-0 before 4,348 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. St. Louis third baseman Phil Gagliano batted 1 for 3 with a base on balls, and drove in the final run with a ground out. The Astros loaded the bases with 1 out in the top of the 9th inning, but relief pitcher Hal Woodeshick induced Norm Miller to ground into a double play to end the game.
Gates Brown's grand slam was the big blow in a 5-run 3rd inning as the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 6-2 before 6,780 fans at Tiger Stadium. All 5 Detroit runs in the 3rd inning came with 2 out and were unearned as the result of an error by starting and losing pitcher Joe Horlen. Denny McLain pitched a 7-hit complete game victory, striking out 12 batters. Former Detroit ace Frank Lary pitched the 5th and 6th innings for Chicago, allowing 2 hits and 1 earned run in the 362nd and final game of his 12-year major league career.
Horace Clarke drove in 5 runs with a ground out in the 3rd inning and a grand slam in the 4th as the New York Yankees defeated the Cleveland Indians 9-4 before 7,222 fans at Yankee Stadium. Mel Stottlemyre pitched a 5-hit complete game victory to improve his 1965 record to 19-8. With 1 out in the 9th inning, Larry Brown singled, and 18-year-old rookie Ralph Gagliano, the younger brother of Phil Gagliano of the St. Louis Cardinals, was inserted as a pinch runner for Mr. Brown. Another rookie, Richie Scheinblum, then hit into a force play, and Mr. Gagliano was put out at second base. It was Mr. Gagliano's only major league game.
40 years ago
Calgary (4-6) 17 @ Toronto (3-7) 23
Hamilton (2-6-1) 28 @ Saskatchewan (6-4-1) 28
Dave Hadden rushed 2 yards for a touchdown with 24 seconds remaining in the game to give the Argonauts their win over the Stampeders before 36,410 fans at CNE Stadium. Mr. Hadden's touchdown climaxed a 73-yard drive led by quarterback Bill Bynum, and came just 1 minute 25 seconds after Calgary quarterback Joe Pisarcik had rushed 1 yard for a TD to give the Stampeders the lead. It was the first CFL game for Toronto running back Dickie Morton, who rushed 13 times for 41 yards and a touchdown, and caught 6 passes for 66 yards. Calgary's Tom Forzani led all receivers with 7 receptions for 130 yards and a touchdown. Toronto defensive lineman Joe Sullivan spent the second half of the game on the bench with a sprained ankle in his only CFL game. It was the last game for Jim Wood as Calgary's head coach; he was fired several days later and replaced by assistant coach Bob Baker.
Jack Abendschan's 38-yard field goal with 42 seconds remaining in the game gave the Roughriders their tie against the Tiger-Cats before 18,964 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. The Tiger-Cats led 28-17 with just over 4 minutes remaining, but rookie Hamilton running back Angelo Santucci fumbled, and Saskatchewan defensive back Ted Dushinski returned the ball 52 yards for a touchdown, and quarterback Ron Lancaster passed to Steve Molnar for a 2-point convert with 4:10 remaining. Mr. Santucci had the best game of his career, rushing 19 times for 108 yards and a 25-yard touchdown. Saskatchewan fullback George Reed rushed 21 times for 100 yards and a touchdown. Hamilton's Speedy Thomas caught 8 passes for 95 yards in his first CFL game.
Houston (1-0) 7 @ New England (0-1) 0
New York Jets (0-1) 14 @ Buffalo (1-0) 42
New York Giants (1-0) 23 @ Philadelphia (0-1) 14
New Orleans (0-1) 3 @ Washington (1-0) 41
Cleveland (0-1) 17 @ Cincinnati (1-0) 24
Baltimore (1-0) 35 @ Chicago (0-1) 7
Atlanta (0-1) 20 @ St. Louis (1-0) 23
Detroit (1-0) 30 Green Bay (0-1) 16 @ Milwaukee
San Francisco (0-1) 17 @ Minnesota (1-0) 27
Kansas City (0-1) 33 @ Denver (1-0) 37
Los Angeles (0-1) 7 @ Dallas (1-0) 18
Pittsburgh (1-0) 37 @ San Diego (0-1) 0
Charlotte (4-3) 16 @ Birmingham (6-2) 22
Memphis (6-1) 16 @ Portland (2-6) 3
30 years ago
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Into the Groove--Madonna (4th week at #1)
#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Into the Groove--Madonna (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Into the Groove--Madonna (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Dancing in the Street--David Bowie and Mick Jagger (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in the U.K.: Dancing in the Street--David Bowie and Mick Jagger (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Money for Nothing--Dire Straits
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Money for Nothing--Dire Straits
2 St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)--John Parr
3 We Don’t Need Another Hero--Tina Turner
4 Cherish--Kool & The Gang
5 Don’t Lose My Number--Phil Collins
6 The Power of Love--Huey Lewis and the News
7 Pop Life--Prince and the Revolution
8 Freeway of Love--Aretha Franklin
9 Invincible--Pat Benatar
10 Dress You Up--Madonna
Singles entering the chart were Lay Your Hands on Me by Thompson Twins (#50); Born in East L.A. by Cheech & Choong (#85); After the Fire by Roger Daltrey (#86); Eaten Alive by Diana Ross (#88); Broken Wings by Mr. Mister (#89); and Lover Come Back to Me by Dead or Alive (#90).
Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)--John Parr (2nd week at #1)
2 Crying Over You--Platinum Blonde
3 We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)--Tina Turner
4 The Power of Love--Huey Lewis and the News
5 Freeway of Love--Aretha Franklin
6 Invincible--Pat Benatar
7 Cry--Godley and Creme
8 You Spin Me Around (Like a Record)--Dead or Alive
9 Cherish--Kool & The Gang
10 Head Over Heels--Tears for Fears
Singles entering the chart were You Belong to the City by Glenn Frey (#70); One More Colour by Jane Siberry (#74); Let Me In by Nick Gilder (#77); One Night Love Affair by Bryan Adams (#82); I'm Goin' Down by Bruce Springsteen (#85); I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down by Paul Young (#87); The Power of Love by Air Supply (#90); Never by Heart (#92); and We Built This City by Starship (#94).
World light heavyweight champion Michael Spinks (28-0) won a unanimous 15-round decision over Larry Holmes (48-1) to win the International Boxing Federation heavyweight title at the outdoor arena at Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Mr. Spinks vacated the light heavyweight title immediately after winning this fight.
Calgary (2-8) 6 @ Edmonton (7-4) 17
Matt Dunigan’s 6-yard pass to Chris Woods at 7:14 of the 4th quarter was the only touchdown. Tom Dixon converted and added 3 field goals and a single. J.T. Hay kicked 2 field goals and a single for the Stampeders. The crowd at Commonwealth Stadium was announced as 39,327, but only 24,683 were actually in the stands on a cold Saturday night. The Edmonton defense held the Calgary offense under quarterbacks Joe Barnes and Rick Johnson to 10 first downs. Eskimo running back Neil Lumsden suffered a torn bicep early in the game, but continued to play on special teams. The injury ended a fine 10-year CFL career.
25 years ago
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Tom's Diner--DNA featuring Suzanne Vega (3rd week at #1)
Charles Taylor, leader of one of the rebel factions fighting in Liberia, declared a unilateral cease-fire.
Politics and government
Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev asked the Supreme Soviet for sweeping new powers to govern during the transition to a market economy.
Ottawa (4-8) 29 @ Edmonton (9-3) 41
Tracy Ham completed 19 of 30 passes for 363 yards and 4 touchdowns as the Eskimos amassed 595 yards net offense before a Commonwealth Stadium crowd of 30,109. Craig Ellis of the Eskimos led all receivers with 6 receptions for 205 yards and 2 touchdowns, while teammate Darrell Colbert caught 6 for 100 and 2 touchdowns. Blake Marshall, who rushed 11 times for 58 yards, ran 1 yard for the other Edmonton touchdown. Mr. Ham rushed 13 times for 88 yards. Former Eskimo quarterback Damon Allen rushed 1 yard for an Ottawa touchdown and passed to David Williams and James Ellingson for the other Rough Rider major scores. Ottawa rookie Reggie Barnes rushed 9 times for 88 yards.
20 years ago
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Shy Guy--Diana King (4th week at #1)
Died on this date
Rudy Perpich, 67. U.S. politician. Mr. Perpich, born Rudoph Prpic, was a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, and was Governor of Minnesota from 1976-1979 and 1983-1991. He was known for his efforts to promote Minnesota on the international stage. Mr. Perpich died of colon cancer.
Economics and finance
The Royal Canadian Mint issued the first Canadian $2 coins.
The Supreme Court of Canada struck down a seven-year-old federal ban on tobacco advertising.
Nielsen Bottom 10, September 25th-October 1st, 1972 - A look at the 10 lowest-rated programs on TV during the week of September 25th-October 1st, 1972. *NBC Reports* was at the bottom of the ratings chart. C...
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