Sunday, 11 October 2015

October 11, 2015

400 years ago

Samuel de Champlain was ambushed by Onondagas and Senecas at Perryville, near present-day Syracuse, New York. The Hurons got the worst of the fighting after a three-hour battle, and Mr. Champlain was wounded by an arrow, and his party withdrew back across Lake Ontario. The battle marked the first use by the French of guns against the Iroquois.

150 years ago

Paul Bogle led hundreds of Negro men and women in a march in Jamaica, beginning the Morant Bay rebellion.

125 years ago

The Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in Washngton, D.C.

Track and field
John Owen of the Detroit Athletic Club set a record in the 100-yard dash of 9.4 seconds in the National Amateur Athletic Union championships at the Columbia Athletic Club in Washington, D.C.

First Round
London 0 @ Stratford 12
Toronto 5 @ Hamilton 8

100 years ago

Toronto (1-0) 7 @ Hamilton (0-10 4

World Series
Philadelphia Phillies 1 @ Boston Red Sox 2 (Boston led best-of-seven series 2-1)

Duffy Lewis singled home Harry Hooper with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th inning with the winning run to give the Red Sox their win over the Phillies before 42,300 fans at Braves Field. Dutch Leonard pitched a 3-hitter to win the pitchers' duel over Grover Cleveland Alexander.

90 years ago

World Series
Pittsburgh Pirates 0 @ Washington Nationals 4 (Washington led best-of-seven series 3-1)

Goose Goslin and Joe Harris hit consecutive home runs as part of a 4-run 4th inning and Walter Johnson pitched a 6-hitter as the Nationals shut out the Pirates before 38,701 fans at Griffith Stadium. Mr. Goslin's homer came with a man on base and bounced on one hop into the temporary seats in left field, counting as a home run under rules then in place.

60 years ago

Economics and finance
The U.S. stock market declined $1-$3 per share, a day after declines of $1-$6 per share. The AP 60-stock average fell $4.60 to $164.30, below the level of $170.10 it had hit on September 26 as a result of a belief that U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower, who had recently had a heart attack, would not run for re-election in 1956.

50 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): El Mundo (Il Mondo)--Jimmy Fontana

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Tears--Ken Dodd

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Baby Don't Go--Sonny and Cher
2 Heart Full of Soul--The Yardbirds
3 I'm Yours--Elvis Presley
4 Do You Believe in Magic?--Lovin' Spoonful
5 Home of the Brave--Jody Miller
6 Just You--Sonny & Cher
7 Are You a Boy or are You a Girl--The Barbarians
8 A Lover's Concerto--The Toys
9 Just a Little Bit Better--Herman's Hermits
10 Some Enchanted Evening--Jay & the Americans

Singles entering the chart were Treat Her Right by Roy Head and the Traits (#26); 1-2-3 by Len Barry (#31); Positively 4th Street by Bob Dylan (#32); You're the One by the Vogues (#33); Everybody Loves a Clown by Gary Lewis and the Playboys (#34); Where Do You Go by Cher (#35); Taste of Honey by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass (#36); Not the Lovin' Kind by Dino, Desi and Billy (#37); Let's Hang On by the 4 Seasons (#38); I Miss You So by Little Anthony and the Imperials (#39); and Where Have All the Flowers Gone by Johnny Rivers (#40).

At the movies
The Bedford Incident, starring Richard Widmark and Sidney Poitier, opened in theatres.

The Loved One, directed by Tony Richardson, and starring Robert Morse, Jonathan Winters, Anjanette Comer, and Rod Steiger, opened in theatres.

Died on this date
Walther Stampfli, 80
. 50th President of the Swiss Confederation, 1944. Mr. Stampfli, a member of the Free Democratic Party, was a member of the Swiss Federal Council from 1940-1947.

Dorothea Lange, 70. U.S. photographer. Miss Lange, born Dorothea Nutzhorn, was a documentary photographer who was best known for her work for the U.S. Farm Security Administration (FSA) during the Depression in the 1930s.

Calgary (10-3) 36 @ Montreal (4-7) 21
Ottawa (6-5) 23 @ Hamilton (7-4) 25

Jerry Keeling, replacing injured Eagle Day at quarterback, scored a touchdown in directing the Stampeders to victory over the Alouettes before 19,838 fans at Molson Stadium.

A safety touch in the 4th quarter provided the winning margin as the Tiger-Cats edged the Rough Riders before 27,755 fans at Civic Stadium. Tommy Grant and Willie Bethea scored Hamilton touchdowns, while Rick Black and Ron Stewart scored Ottawa TDs. Mr. Black rushed for 123 yards.

World Series
Minnesota Twins 0 @ Los Angeles Dodgers 7 (Los Angeles led best-of-seven series 3-2)

Sandy Koufax pitched a 4-hitter, striking out 10, and singled in a run as the Dodgers shut out the Twins before 55,801 fans at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers scored 2 runs off losing pitcher Jim Kaat in the 1st inning and were never threatened.

40 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Sabato pomeriggio--Claudio Baglioni (8th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): Guus--Alexander Curly (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Hold Me Close--David Essex (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Bad Blood--Neil Sedaka

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I'm Sorry--John Denver
2 Mr. Jaws--Dickie Goodman
3 Bad Blood--Neil Sedaka
4 They Just Can't Stop It (The Games People Play)--The Spinners
5 Lyin' Eyes--The Eagles
6 Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady--Helen Reddy
7 Dance with Me--Orleans
8 Fame--David Bowie
9 Run Joey Run--David Geddes
10 Ballroom Blitz--Sweet

Singles entering the chart were Island Girl by Elton John (#46); Calypso by John Denver (#74); Mexico by James Taylor (#76); Fancy Lady by Billy Preston (#92); Just a Smile by Pilot (#94); What's Happened to Blue Eyes by Jessi Colter (#95); Nothin' Heavy by David Bellamy (#98); Wake Up by Law (#99); and I'll Go to My Grave Loving You by the Statler Brothers (#100). Calypso was the B-side of I'm Sorry.

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Third Rate Romance--Amazing Rhythm Aces
2 Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady--Helen Reddy
3 Ballroom Blitz--Sweet
4 I'm Sorry--John Denver
5 Black Superman (Muhammad Ali)--Johnny Wakelin and the Kinshasa Band
6 Fame--David Bowie
7 Wasted Days and Wasted Nights--Freddy Fender
8 Could it Be Magic--Barry Manilow
9 Get Down Tonight--K.C. and the Sunshine Band
10 Dance with Me--Orleans

Singles entering the chart were Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen (#90); Nights on Broadway by the Bee Gees (#91); Every Day I Have to Cry Some by Arthur Alexander (#93); Little Dreamer by Murray McLauchlan (#94); Letting Go by Wings (#95); Keep on Tryin' by Poco (#96); Manhattan Spiritual by Mike Post (#97); Heat Wave by Linda Ronstadt (#98); Saturday Night by the Bay City Rollers (#99); and Change with the Times by Van McCoy (#100).

Winnipeg's top 30 (CFRW)
1 Third Rate Romance--Amazing Rhythm Aces (2nd week at #1)
2 I'm Sorry--John Denver
3 Bad Blood--Neil Sedaka
4 What the Hell I Got--Pagliaro
5 Wasted Days and Wasted Nights--Freddy Fender
6 Ballroom Blitz--Sweet
7 Rhinestone Cowboy--Glen Campbell
8 Dance with Me--Orleans
9 Rocky--Austin Roberts
10 New Orleans--Stampeders
11 Wild Little Story--Moonquake
12 Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady--Helen Reddy
13 Midnight Blue--Melissa Manchester
14 How Sweet it Is (To Be Loved by You)--James Taylor
15 Jive Talkin'--The Bee Gees
16 Who Loves You--The Four Seasons
17 Island Girl--Elton John
18 Baby Wontcha Please Come Home--Trooper
19 Quick Change Artist--Bachman-Turner Overdrive
20 Fallin' in Love--Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds
21 Feelings--Morris Albert
22 Hold Me, Touch Me--Octavian
23 Holly--Terry Jacks
24 Why Can't We Be Friends?--War
25 Brazil--The Ritchie Family
26 Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady--Charity Brown
27 I Only Have Eyes for You--Art Garfunkel
28 (I Believe) There's Nothing Stronger than Our Love--Paul Anka with Odia Coates
29 Daisy Jane--America
30 Tonite is a Wonderful Time to Fall in Love--April Wine

On television tonight
Saturday Night, on NBC, with host George Carlin and guests Andy Kaufman, Janis Ian and Billy Preston

This was the first broadcast of the program, which was known as Saturday Night during its first two seasons before the title was changed to Saturday Night Live.

Chicago 1 @ Toronto 2

This was the first national Hockey Night in Canada telecast of the 1975-76 season.

Philadelphia (NBA) 103 Baltimore (ABA) (0-2) 82 @ Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Doug Collins scored 28 points to lead the 76ers as they beat the Claws in the second of three pre-season games played by the Baltimore team before the franchise was disbanded.

British Columbia (3-2) 56 @ Manitoba (0-5) 25
Alberta (2-3) 15 @ Saskatchewan (4-1) 32

Gord Penn rushed for 173 yards and 4 touchdowns to lead the Thunderbirds over the Bisons at University Stadium in Winnipeg.

Barrie Fraser threw 2 touchdown passes to Larry Giles and another to Tom Chad, and Mr. Chad rushed for another TD, as the Huskies came back from a 9-7 halftime deficit to defeat the Golden Bears at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon and eliminate Alberta from playoff contention. Alberta quarterback Brian Larsen completed a 9-yard touchdown pass to Pat Barry in the 1st half and a 32-yard TD pass to Brian Fryer in the 4th quarter. Joe Poplawski added a 17-yard field goal for the Golden Bears.

Shreveport (4-7) 30 @ Southern California (6-5) 39
Philadelphia (3-7) 13 @ Hawaii (4-6) 14

World Series
Cincinnati Reds 0 @ Boston Red Sox 6 (Boston led best-of-seven series 1-0)

Luis Tiant pitched a 5-hitter as the Red Sox blanked the Reds before 35,205 fans at Fenway Park. Mr. Tiant, who hadn't batted since 1972 because of the designated hitter rule in the American League, singled to lead off the 7th inning and came around to score the winning run as the Red Sox scored all their runs in that inning. Don Gullett took the loss.

30 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Cheri, Cheri Lady--Modern Talking

#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena--Sandra (8th week at #1)

Winnipeg (11-3) 31 @ British Columbia (10-3) 10

John Hufnagel relieved injured starting quarterback Tom Clements and directed the Blue Bombers to 20 points in the 4th quarter to turn a close game into a rout. Mr. Hufnagel threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Sean Kehoe and handed off to Pat Cantner for a 10-yard touchdown run. Trevor Kennerd converted both and added 4 field goals and a record 3 singles on kickoffs. Bob Cameron also punted for 2 singles. Lui Passaglia accounted for the Lions’ scoring with 3 field goals and a single. A sellout crowd of 59,478 attended the game at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver.

American League Championship Series
Toronto 5 @ Kansas City 6 (Toronto led best-of-seven series 2-1)

George Brett batted 4 for 4 with 2 home runs, a double, and 3 runs batted in as Royals withstood a 5-run 5th inning and defeated the Blue Jays 6-5 before 40,224 fans at Royals Stadium. Jim Sundberg also hit a home run for the Royals, while Jesse Barfield and Rance Mulliniks each hit 2-run homers for the Blue Jays. Steve Farr pitched 4 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to get the victory, while Jim Clancy gave up the winning run after taking the mound in the 8th.

25 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): I Useta Lover--The Saw Doctors (4th week at #1)

20 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Denmark (Nielsen Music Control & IFPI): Tør du la' vær'?--Timm & Gordon

National League Championship Series
Atlanta 6 @ Cincinnati 2 (10 innings) (Atlanta led best-of-seven series 2-0)

Javy Lopez's 3-run home run off Mark Portugal climaxed a 4-run 10th inning as the Braves beat the Reds before 44,624 fans at Riverfront Stadium.

American League Championship Series
Cleveland 5 @ Seattle 2 (Best-of-seven series tied 1-1)

Manny Ramirez batted 4 for 4 with 2 home runs, and Orel Hershiser allowed 4 hits and 1 earned run in 8 innings as the Indans defeated the Mariners before 58,144 fans at the Kingdome.

10 years ago

Died on this date
Edward Szczepanik, 90. Prime Minister of the Polish Republic in Exile, 1986-1990. Dr. Szczepanik was an economist who served as Prime Minister of the government of the Polish Republic in Exile, which had been formed after the German invasion of Poland in 1939, and continued after Poland fell under the control of the U.S.S.R. after World War II. Dr. Szczepanik was the last person to hold the position, as the government-in-exile ended on December 22, 1990, when his cabinet advised their last President-in-Exile, Ryszard Kaczorowski, to accept the invitation of Poland's Speaker of the Senate to transfer the flag and other office pre-war Insignia to Lech Wałęsa in Warsaw, as the “President of the Republic elected by Polish people in free general elections.”

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

Garret Anderson hit a solo home run in the 2nd inning to open the scoring and the Angels added 2 runs in the 3rd as they held on to defeat the White Sox before 40,659 fans at U.S. Cellular Field.

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