Saturday, 10 October 2015

October 10, 2015

170 years ago

The United States Naval School (now the United States Naval Academy) opened in Annapolis, Maryland with 50 midshipmen and 7 faculty members.

130 years ago

City Series
Toronto defaulted @ Peterboro
Stratford 9 (or 0) @ London 18
Hamilton 52 @ St. Catherines 0

110 years ago

World Series
Philadelphia Athletics 3 @ New York Giants 0 (Best-of-seven series tied 1-1)

Chief Bender pitched a 4-hitter to win the pitchers' duel over Joe McGinnity before 24,992 fans at the Polo Grounds.

90 years ago

Toronto Balmy Beach (2-0) 13 @ Hamilton (1-1) 10
Camp Borden (1-1) 6 @ University of Toronto II (0-2) 4

World Series
Pittsburgh Pirates 3 @ Washington Nationals 4 (Washington led best-of-seven series 2-1)

The Nationals scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning and held on to defeat the Pirates before 36,495 fans at Griffith Stadium. In the top of the 8th inning, Pittsburgh catcher Earl "Oil" Smith hit a drive to deep right field, and Washington right fielder Sam Rice tumbled into the stands in an attempt to catch it. He emerged 15 seconds later withthe ball, and Mr. Smith was called out, amid accusations that fans had put the ball into Mr. Rice's glove. The Pirates loaded the bases with 1 out in the 9th, but Washington relief pitcher Firpo Marberry retired Clyde Barnhart on a popup and Pie Traynor on a fly to center field.

80 years ago


George Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess opened at the Alvin Theatre on Broadway.

World events
A coup d'état by the royalist leadership of the Greek Armed Forces took place in Athens, overthrowing the government of Premier Panagis Tsaldaris and establishing a regency under Georgios Kondylis, effectively ending the Second Hellenic Republic.

75 years ago

Died on this date
Berton Churchill, 63
. Canadian-born U.S. actor. Mr. Churchill, a native of Toronto, has a successful career on Broadway before appearing in more than 125 films, usually as a stern or pompous character. He helped to found the Screen Actors Guild. Mr. Churchill died of uremic poisoning.

70 years ago

Politics and government
The Chinese Communist Party and the Kuomintang signed a principle agreement in Chongqing about the future of post-war China . Later, the pact was commonly referred to as the Double Tenth Agreement.

World Series
Detroit Tigers 9 @ Chicago Cubs 3 (Detroit won best-of-seven series 4-3)

The Tigers scored 5 runs in the top of the 1st inning and coasted to victory over the Cubs before 41,590 fans at Wrigley Field for their first World Series championship in 10 years. Hal Newhouser pitched a 10-hit complete game, striking out 10, for his second win of the series. The game remains the most recent World Series game in which the Cubs have played.

60 years ago

Ottawa (2-6) 6 @ Montreal (6-2) 43
Hamilton (5-3) 15 @ Toronto (3-5) 16

Calgary (3-10) 16 @ Saskatchewan (7-5) 18
Winnipeg (6-7) 18 @ British Columbia (4-9) 4

Tom Dublinski's touchdown pass to Henry Ford with 10 seconds remaining in the game gave the Argonauts their win over the Tiger-Cats at Varsity Stadium.

Pete Thodos scored the winning touchdown with 5:18 remaining in the 4th quarter as the Roughriders edged the Stampeders at Taylor Field in Regina. Ken Carpenter and Bobby Marlow also scored Saskatchewan touchdowns, all converted by Joe Aguirre. Calgary quarterback Don Klosterman completed a touchdown pass to Willie Roberts and rushed for a touchdown of his own. Tom Miner converted both and added a field goal and single.

Buddy Leake kicked 2 field goals and converted touchdowns by Al Bruno and Tom Casey as the Blue Bombers beat the Lions before 21,429 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver. Ron Baker kicked a field goal for B.C. and Vic Chapman punted for a single.

Toronto (0-8) 16 @ Sarnia (5-3) 33

Gino Cappelletti scored a touchdown, 5 converts, and a field goal for the Imperials as they defeated Balmy Beach at Norm Perry Park. Mr. Graham, Eric McKeever, Dick Dixon, and Archie McAffer scored the other Sarnia touchdowns. Sam Laverty and Mr. Barrett scored the Toronto touchdowns. Don Guest kicked a field goal and a single, and Bob Smith added a convert.

50 years ago

At the movies
When the Boys Meet the Girls, starring Herman's Hermits, Connie Francis, and Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, opened in theatres.

The New York City newspaper strike ended on its 25th day when The New York Times and the labour guild reached an agreement.

Saskatchewan (6-6-1) 20 @ Winnipeg (8-5) 21

The Blue Bombers marched against the wind to score 2 touchdowns in the 4th quarter to defeat the Roughriders before 19,283 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Hugh Campbell scored 2 touchdowns for Saskatchewan, the second coming with 13 seconds left in the game.

World Series
Minnesota Twins 2 @ Los Angeles Dodgers 7 (Best-of-seven series tied 2-2)

Don Drysdale pitched a 5-hit complete game, striking out 11, and the Dodgers scored 3 runs in the 6th inning as they beat the Twins before 55,920 fans at Dodger Stadium. Wes Parker and Lou Johnson hit home runs for Los Angeles, while Harmon Killebrew and Tony Oliva homered for Minnesota.

40 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: Wasted Days and Wasted Nights--Freddy Fender (4th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): S O S--ABBA (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Torneró--I Santo California (6th week at #1)

At the movies
Lisztomania, directed by Ken Russell and starring Roger Daltrey, opened in theatres. According to RPM magazine, it was regarded by viewers as "the worst movie ever."

Married on this date
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. U.K. actors. Miss Taylor and Mr. Burton remarried in Africa only 16 months after getting divorced.

Capital Square cinemas opened on Jasper Avenue downtown on the site of the former Capitol Theatre. The movies showing were Death Race 2000; Love and Death; Rollerball; and Three Days of the Condor.

Papua New Guinea joined the United Nations.

The Canadian Wheat Board sold the U.S.S.R. up to $100 million of grain.

30 years ago

Hit parade
Canada's top 30
1 Crying Over You--Platinum Blonde
2 Money for Nothing--Dire Straits
3 Dress You Up--Madonna
4 Lonely Ol' Night--John Cougar Mellencamp
5 Dancing in the Street--Mick Jagger and David Bowie
6 Boy in the Box--Corey Hart
7 Don't Lose My Number--Phil Collins
8 Cherish--Kool & The Gang
9 Take on Me--A-Ha
10 Head Over Heels--Tears for Fears
11 Cry--Godley and Creme
12 Hurts to Be in Love--Gino Vannelli
13 Summer of '69--Bryan Adams
14 Fortress Around Your Heart--Sting
15 Part-Time Lover--Stevie Wonder
16 Oh Sheila--Ready for the World
17 Freedom--Wham!
18 I'm Goin' Down--Bruce Springsteen
19 We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)--Tina Turner
20 Saving All My Love for You--Whitney Houston
21 Lovin' Every Minute of It--Loverboy
22 The Way You Do the Things You Do/My Girl--Daryl Hall John Oates with David Ruffin and Eddie Kendrick
23 Miami Vice Theme--Jan Hammer
24 We Built This City--Starship
25 You Look Marvelous--Billy Crystal
26 One Night Love Affair--Bryan Adams
27 Mona with the Children--Doug Cameron
28 Never--Heart
29 I Got You Babe--UB40 with Chrissie Hynde
30 You Belong to the City--Glenn Frey

On television tonight
The Twilight Zone, on CITV
Tonight’s episode: Healer, starring Eric Bogosian; Children’s Zoo, starring Lorna Luft and Steven Keats; Kentucky Rye, starring Jeffrey DeMunn

Died on this date
Orson Welles, 70
. U.S. film and theatre director and actor. Mr. Welles, a child prodigy, first came to prominence as director of the Mercury Theater in New York in the mid-1930s. He attracted national prominence on radio, first as the star of The Shadow from 1937-1939, and as director, host, and star of Mercury Theater on the Air. The latter show went on the air on CBS in 1938, but attracted relatively few listeners and little attention until October 30, 1938, when the adaptation of The War of the Worlds, which many viewers happened upon partway through the broadcast, caused many Americans to panic, fearing an invasion from Mars was taking place. Hollywood was Mr. Welles' next stop, and his first film, Citizen Kane (1941), which he directed, co-wrote (with Herman L. Mankiewicz), and starred in, became a movie that is generally regarded by critics as the greatest movie in history. His next film, The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), was heavily cut on the orders of studio executives while Mr. Welles was in Brazil working on a project titled It's All True. After that, Mr. Welles had difficulty raising money for his film projects, and spent most of the 1950s in England, taking acting roles to finance his movies. He said in an interview many years later that he had spent "2% of my time making movies and 98% of my time hustling. That's no way to spend a life." A number of Mr. Welles' film projects remained unfinished and/or unreleased, although those that were released were always interesting. My favourite movie that he directed is Touch of Evil (1958), for which he returned to Hollywood to direct. The Lady from Shanghai (1948) climaxed with a fascinating shootout in a hall of mirrors. Mr. Welles also directed three movies based on the plays of William Shakespeare: Macbeth (1948); Othello (1952); and Chimes at Midnight (1967). Of his many acting roles in movies, the best-known is his supporting role as Harry Lime in The Third Man (1949). On radio, his many appearances included the starring role in a two-part Suspense adaptation of Donovan's Brain (May 18 and May 25, 1944). In the 1950s, Mr. Welles reprised his role from The Third Man and starred in the BBC radio series The Lives of Harry Lime (1951-1952). He also served as host of the BBC crime drama The Black Museum (1952). Later generations became familiar with Mr. Welles as the spokesman for Paul Masson wines in television commercials in the 1970s. He was also a familiar guest on television talk shows, and he died just two hours after appearing as a guest on The Merv Griffin Show.

Yul Brynner, 65. Russian-born U.S. actor. Mr. Brynner, born Yuly Borisovich Briner, moved with his mother and sister to China, Paris, and eventually New York City, where he began acting on Broadway and working as a director with CBS in the early years of television. Mr. Brynner was best known for playing King Mongkut of Siam in the broadway play and movie The King and I, winning Tony Awards in 1952 and 1985 and an Academy Award for 1956 for playing the role. He died of lung cancer brought on by years of smoking, although he had quit the habit in 1971.

United States Navy F-14 fighter jets intercepted an Egyptian plane carrying the hijackers of the cruise ship Achille Lauro, and forced it to land at a NATO base in Sigonella, Sicily, where they were arrested.

National League Championship Series
St. Louis 2 @ Los Angeles 8 (Los Angeles led best-of-seven series 2-0)

Every starting player with the Dodgers had at least 1 hit and they scored all their runs from the 3rd through the 6th innings as they beat the Cardinals before 55,222 fans at Dodger Stadium. Orel Hershiser pitched a complete game victory, while Joaquin Andujar, who took the loss, was pulled after 4 1/3 innings.

25 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): I've Been Thinking About You--Londonbeat

On television tonight
The Wonder Years, on ABC
Tonight’s episode: The Cost of Living

World events
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir appointed a commission to investigate the shootings of Palestinians two days earlier who were protesting the presence of the Temple Mount Faithful at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Iraq allowed about 360 people, mostly American men of Arabic descent, to leave Kuwait.

Politics and government
Canadian federal Liberal Party leader Jean Chretien said that he didn't know how long the filibuster in the Senate against the Progressive Conservative government's Goods and Services tax bill would continue: "If they sit 24 hours a day, I don't know how long they can last."

Asif Ali Zandari, husband of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, was arrested and charged with extortion and the 1989 kidnapping of a British businessman. Ms. Bhutto called the investigation a witch hunt.

American League Championship Series
Boston 1 @ Oakland 3 (Oakland won best-of-seven series 4-0)

Dave Stewart pitched 8 innings before yielding a run and Rick Honeycutt picked up the save as the Athletics defeated the Red Sox 3-1 before 49,052 fans at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The Red Sox managed just 4 hits against Mr. Stewart--who earned his second win of the Series--and Mr. Honeycutt. Boston starter Roger Clemens was ejected with 2 out in the 2nd inning for vociferously protesting the balls and strikes calls of home plate umpire Terry Cooney. Tom Bolton relieved Mr. Clemens and gave up a 2-run double to Mike Gallego. The Athletics became the first team to win a playoff series without hitting a home run.

National League Championship Series
Cincinnati 2 @ Pittsburgh 3 (Cincinnati led best-of-seven series 3-2)

Doug Drabek pitched 8 1/3 strong innings and Bob Patterson bailed him out of a 9th-inning jam to get the save as the Pirates edged the Reds 3-2 before 48,221 fans at Three Rivers Stadium. The Reds scored a run in the top of the 1st, but the Pirates came back with 2 in the bottom half on a triple by Andy Van Slyke and a Cincinnati error.

20 years ago

Gary Kasparov, who had been stripped of his world title by the International Chess Federation, played a draw with Viswanathan Anand of India, ensuring victory with an insurmountable lead of 10 1/2-7 1/2 in a match sponsored by the Professional Chess Association, which Mr. Kasparov had created in 1993. The match took place on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center in New York City, with as many as 1,200 spectators attending daily, and 300 million people in India watching on live television. Mr. Kasparov's share of the purse was $900,000, while Mr. Anand, in his first championship match at age 25, took home $450,000.

National League Championship Series
Atlanta 2 @ Cincinnati 1 (11 innings) Atlanta led best-of-seven series 1-0)

Mike Devereaux singled home Fred McGriff with 2 out in the top of the 11th inning to give the Braves their win over the Reds before 40,382 fans at Riverfront Stadium.

American League Championship Series
Cleveland 2 @ Seattle 3 (Seattle led best-of-seven series 1-0)

Luis Sojo doubled home Jay Buhner with 1 out in the bottom of the 7th inning to break a 2-2 tie as the Mariners edged the Indians before 57,065 fans at the Kingdome.

10 years ago

Died on this date
Milton Obote, 79
. Prime Minister of Uganda, 1962-1966; President of Uganda, 1966-1971, 1980-1985. Mr. Obote, leader of the Uganda People's Congress, led Uganda to independence from the United Kingdom and was her first Prime Minister and President. He was overthrown in a coup led by Idi Amin, but regained power after General Amin was overthrown in 1979. Mr. Obote's later years as President were plagued by civil war, and he was deposed on July 27, 1985. He fled to Tanzania and then to Zambia, but died in hospital in Johannesburg of kidney failure.

Politics and government
Angela Merkel became Germany's first female chancellor and its first leader from the former Communist east.

Edmonton (9-6) 17 @ Toronto (8-6) 13
British Columbia (11-3) 23 @ Winnipeg (5-10) 44

Troy Davis rushed for 112 yards on 19 carries in his first game in an Edmonton uniform to help the Eskimos defeat the Argonauts before 27,582 fans at Rogers Centre. Mr. Davis had been obtained from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats several days earlier with offensive lineman Dan Comiskey for wide receiver Brock Ralph, defensive back Tay Cody, and a first-round selection in the 2006 CFL draft. Arland Bruce opened the scoring for Toronto with a 70-yard touchdown pass from Damon Allen at 10:42 of the 1st quarter. Tony Tompkins scored the first Edmonton TD on a 67-yard punt return on the last play of the 1st quarter. Edmonton quarterback Ricky Ray rushed 1 yard for the winning touchdown 2:02 into the 4th quarter, breaking a 10-10 tie.

American League Division Series
New York 3 @ Anaheim 5 (Anaheim won best-of-five series 3-2)

The Yankees opened the scoring with 2 runs in the top of the 2nd inning, but the Angels responded with 3 runs in the bottom of the 2nd and 2 in the 3rd as they eliminated the Yankees before 45,133 fans at Anaheim Stadium.

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