Monday, 12 October 2015

October 12, 2015

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Nancy Fullerton!

150 years ago

Born on this date
Arthur Harden
. U.K. biochemist. Sir Arthur shared the 1929 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Adolf Windaus of Germany and Hans von Euler-Chelpin of Sweden "for their investigations on the fermentation of sugar and fermentative enzymes." He died on June 17, 1940 at the age of 74.

125 years ago

Politics and government
The Uddevalla Suffrage Association, an organization promoting universal suffrage, was founded in Uddevalla, Sweden.

Hank Gastright pitched a no-hitter for the Columbus Buckeyes as they blanked the Toledo Maumees 6-0 in an American Association game at Recreation Park in Columbus that was called after 8 innings.

120 years ago

First Round
Toronto 0 @ Hamilton 15 (Hamilton won 2-game total points series 32-18)
Queen's College 22 @ Royal Military College 1 (Queen's University won 2-game total points series 50-18)
Highlanders defaulted to Osgoode Hall (Osgoode Hall won series)
Bye: University of Toronto

110 years ago

World Series
New York Giants 9 @ Philadelphia Athletics 0 (New York led best-of-seven series 2-1)

Dan McGann batted 4 for 5 with a double, run, and 3 runs batted in as the Giants routed the Athletics before 10,991 fans at Columbia Park. Christy Mathewson pitched a 4-hitter for his second shutout of the series, while the Giants scored 2 runs in the 1st inning, 5 in the 5th, and 2 in the 9th. New York shortstop Bill Dahlen became the first player in World Series history to steal home plate, scoring on the front end of a double steal with third baseman Art Devlin.

100 years ago

Died on this date
Edith Cavell, 49
. U.K. nurse. Miss Cavell worked in Belgium, which fell under German military occupation in November 1914. She treated both Allied and German soldiers, but sheltered British and French soldiers and helped them to escape to neutral Netherlands. Miss Cavell was executed by a German firing squad for "treason," two months after her arrest. Mount Edith Cavell in Jasper National Park in Alberta is one of many memorials dedicated to her.

World Series
Philadelphia Phillies 1 @ Boston Red Sox 2 (Boston led best-of-seven series 3-1)

Ernie Shore pitched a 7-hitter to win the pitchers' duel over George Chalmers as the Red Sox edged the Phillies before 41,096 fans at Braves Field. The eventual winning run scored in the 6th inning when Dick Hoblitzell singled with 1 out and Duffy Lewis doubled him home.

90 years ago

World Series
Pittsburgh Pirates 6 @ Washington Nationals 3 (Washington led best-of-seven series 3-2)

The Pirates scored 4 runs in the last 3 innings to defeat the Nationals before 35,899 fans at Griffith Stadium. Vic Aldridge pitched an 8-hit complete game to win the pitchers' duel with Stan Coveleski, who absorbed his second loss of the series.

80 years ago

Ottawa (2-2) 12 @ Montreal (0-4) 9
Hamilton (2-2) 1 @ Toronto (4-0) 7

75 years ago

Hit parade
#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) (12th week at #1)

Died on this date
Tom Mix, 60
. U.S. actor. Mr. Mix was the first major star of Western movies, appearing in 291 films from 1909-1935, all but 9 of them silent.

Montreal (0-2) 0 @ Ottawa (2-0) 19
Hamilton (0-2) 5 @ Toronto (2-0) 17

70 years ago

U.S. Army Private (later Corporal) Desmond Doss became the first conscientious objector to receive the U.S. Medal of Honor. Pvt. Doss was a Seventh Day Adventist who refused to take up arms, but he served as a medic with the 307th Infantry, 77th Infantry Division during World War II, and was honoured for his heroism in saving the lives of his comrades.

Economics and finance
Canadian Finance Minister J. L. Ilsley made his budget speech, forecasting a deficit of $2.242 billion and an unemployment rate of 4% for 1946 (in fact the rate was 3.6%).

60 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in France (IFOP): Les Lavandières du Portugal--Jacqueline François (2nd week at #1)

Toronto (0-9) 0 @ Kitchener-Waterloo (8-1) 50

Cookie Gilchrist scored 2 touchdowns and a field goal and Bill Graham scored a touchdown and 7 converts as the Dutchmen routed Balmy Beach in Kitchener. Andy Gilmour, Carl Totzke, Bobby Kuntz, Ron Potter, and George Wilson scored the other touchdowns.

50 years ago

On television tonight
The Fugitive, starring David Janssen, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Conspiracy of Silence, with guest stars Don Harron and Malachi Throne

Died on this date
Pauly Müller, 66
. Swiss chemist. Dr. Müller was awarded the 1948 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for his discovery of the high efficiency of DDT as a contact poison against several arthropods," i.e., he discovered the usefulness of DDT in eradicating malaria.

The Beatles were at EMI Studios in London, where they began recording the songs Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) and Run for Your Life.

A $10-million experimental seismic station was dedicated near Miles City, Montana for detecting undergound nuclear explosions.

The Washington Senators traded outfielder-infielder Woodie Held to the Baltimore Orioles for catcher John Orsino and a player to be named later. Mr. Held batted .247 with 16 home runs and 54 runs batted in in 122 games with the Senators in 1965, while Mr. Orsino hit .233 with 9 homers and 28 RBIs in 77 games with the Orioles.

40 years ago

British Columbia (4-9) 8 @ Hamilton (3-9-1) 14
Saskatchewan (9-4-1) 20 @ Winnipeg (6-6-1) 14

Jerry Keeling completed a pass to Terry Evanshen for a touchdown and Ian Sunter added a convert, 2 field goals, and a single as the Tiger-Cats defeated the Lions before 20,250 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium. B.C. kicker Ivan MacMillan missed 3 field goal attempts in the final game of his 6-year CFL career. It was the only CFL game for B.C. defensive back Floyd Hogan, who caught 1 pass for 18 yards, returned 3 punts for 30 yards, and returned 2 kickoffs for 107 yards, including 1 return of 92 yards.

Ron Lancaster completed 2 touchdown passes to lead the Roughriders over the Blue Bombers before a sellout crowd of 25,210 at Winnipeg Stadium. A 5-yard completion to Steve Mazurak gave Mr. Lancaster 40,244 career yards passing, passing National Football League Johnny Unitas for a professional record. Saskatchewan middle linebacker Danny Rhodes suffered a career-ending injury in his second CFL game. It was the last game in a Winnipeg uniform for quarterback Chuck Ealey, who had lost the starting job to Dieter Brock; Mr. Ealey was traded to the Toronto Argonauts several days later.

Dallas (4-0) 13 @ New York Giants (1-3) 7
Green Bay (0-4) 19 @ New Orleans (1-3) 20
Denver (2-2) 9 @ Pittsburgh (3-1) 20
Houston (3-1) 40 @ Cleveland (0-4) 10
New England (0-4) 10 @ Cincinnati (4-0) 27
Chicago (1-3) 7 @ Detroit (3-1) 27
Buffalo (4-0) 38 @ Baltimore (1-3) 31
New York Jets (2-2) @ Minnesota (4-0) 29
Philadelphia (1-3) 16 @ Miami (3-1) 24
Kansas City (1-3) 42 @ Oakland (3-1) 10
Atlanta (2-2) 17 @ San Francisco (1-3) 3
Los Angeles (3-1) 13 @ San Diego (0-4) 10 (OT)

Jacksonville (6-4) 15 @ Charlotte (6-4) 22
Birmingham (8-3) 18 @ Memphis (7-3) 14
San Antonio (7-5) 25 @ Portland (3-7) 28

World Series
Cincinnati Reds 3 @ Boston Red Sox 2 (Best-of-seven series tied 1-1)

Dave Concepcion singled home Johnny Bench, stole second base, and scored on a 2-out double by Ken Griffey as the Reds scored 2 runs in the top of the 9th inning to defeat the Red Sox before 35,205 fans at Fenway Park.

30 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Into the Groove--Madonna (7th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Into the Groove--Madonna (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Dancing in the Street--Mick Jagger and David Bowie

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): If I Was--Midge Ure

#1 single in the U.K.: The Power of Love--Jennifer Rush

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Oh Sheila--Ready for the World

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Money for Nothing--Dire Straits (4th week at #1)
2 Take On Me--A-Ha
3 Oh Sheila--Ready for the World
4 Cherish--Kool & the Gang
5 Saving All My Love for You--Whitney Houston
6 Part-Time Lover--Stevie Wonder
7 Dress You Up--Madonna
8 Dancing in the Street--Mick Jagger and David Bowie
9 Miami Vice Theme--Jan Hammer
10 Lonely Ol’ Night--John Cougar Mellencamp

Singles entering the chart that week were Kayleigh by Marillion (#87); To Live and Die in L.A. by Wang Chung (#88); The Oak Tree by Morris Day (#89); and Eye to Eye by Go West (#90). To Live and Die in L.A. was the title song of the movie.

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Dancing in the Street--Mick Jagger and David Bowie (2nd week at #1)
2 Take on Me--A-Ha
3 St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)--John Parr
4 Cherish--Kool & The Gang
5 Crying Over You--Platinum Blonde
6 Money for Nothing--Dire Straits
7 Boy in the Box--Corey Hart
8 Cry--Godley and Creme
9 I Got You Babe--UB40 with Chrissie Hynde
10 Dress You Up--Madonna

Singles entering the chart were Soul Kiss by Olivia Newton-John (#74); Alive and Kicking by Simple Minds (#76); Who's Zoomin' Who by Aretha Franklin (#79); Talk Talk by the Arrows (#87); Four in the Morning by Night Ranger (#91); Like to Get to Know You Well by Howard Jones (#92); Blue Kiss by Jane Wiedlin (#94); and Bang On by Rational Youth (#95).

Died on this date
Johnny Olson, 75
. U.S. radio and television announcer. Mr. Olson was known for his work as an announcer on television game shows, including The Price is Right (1972-1985). He died six days after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage.

Ricky Wilson, 32. U.S. musician. Mr. Wilson was a guitarist withe the rock group the B-52's. He was a sodomite who died of AIDS.

Montreal (6-7) 1 @ Edmonton (9-4) 39

Rookie quarterback Damon Allen turned in a spectacular performance in his first starting assignment, completing 18 of 26 passes for 258 yards and 2 touchdowns, and rushing 10 times for 59 yards and a touchdown before a Commonwealth Stadium crowd of 39,822 on a sunny Saturday afternoon. It was the sixth straight win for the Eskimos and the fourth straight loss for the Concordes. Milson Jones of the Eskimos rushed for 92 yards on 10 carries, including a 61-yard run for the game’s first touchdown in the 2nd quarter. Mr. Allen connected on touchdown passes of 6 yards to Steve Howlett and 20 yards to Brian Fryer in the 3rd quarter. For Mr. Howlett, it was his first CFL touchdown; for Mr. Fryer, it was his seventh and last career CFL touchdown. Tom Dixon converted all 3 touchdowns and added 3 field goals and 2 singles. Mike McTague’s 58-yard punt single in the 1st quarter was the only Montreal point. Edmonton defensive end Andre Pinesett had a spectacular game: in the 2nd quarter he flattened Montreal linebacker Frank Kosec, who had fielded a kickoff from Mr. Dixon, with the hardest hit I’ve ever seen in a game I’ve been at. Mr. Kosec suffered a punctured lung, and never played again. Later in the quarter, Mr. Pinesett knocked out Concordes’ starting quarterback Joe Barnes for the remainder of the game with a wrist injury on a hit near the sidelines. Mr. Barnes completed 10 of 14 passes, but for just 78 yards. Turner Gill relieved him and completed 5 of 12 passes for 40 yards. Brad Taylor, another rookie quarterback with the Eskimos, dressed for his first regular season game, and played the 4th quarter. He completed 3 of 6 passes for 26 yards as the Eskimos scored just 1 point after the Eskimos had built up a 38-1 lead after 3 quarters. The Eskimos amassed 457 yards in net offense to just 162 for the Concordes.

National League Championship Series
Los Angeles 2 @ St. Louis 4 (Los Angeles led best-of-seven series 2-1)

3 stolen bases and 2 errors on pickoff attempts helped the Cardinals score 2 runs in each of the first 2 innings as they held on to defeat the Dodgers before 53,708 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium. Danny Cox started on the mound for the Cardinals and pitched 6 innings to get the win, while losing pitcher Bob Welch was pulled after 2 2/3 innings.

American League Championship Series
Toronto 3 @ Kansas City 1 (Toronto led best-of-seven series 3-1)

The Blue Jays scored 3 runs in the top of the 9th inning and held on to defeat the Royals before 41,112 fans at Royals Stadium. Royals’ starting pitcher Charlie Leibrandt carried a 1-0 lead into the 9th, but Damaso Garcia drew a base on balls to lead off the inning. Dan Quisenberry relieved Mr. Leibrandt, but Lloyd Moseby greeted him with a double that scored Mr. Garcia. George Bell followed with a bloop single that advanced Mr. Moseby to third base, and pinch hitter Al Oliver doubled home Messrs. Moseby and Bell. Dave Stieb started on the mound for the Blue Jays and was relieved by Tom Henke with 2 out in the 7th. The two Toronto pitchers gave up just 2 hits but 9 walks. Mr. Henke, who was credited with his second win of the Series, put 2 runners on base in the bottom of the 9th, but retired pinch hitter Jamie Quirk on a pop fly to shortstop Tony Fernandez in shallow centre field.

25 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Germany (Media Control): Tom's Diner--DNA featuring Suzanne Vega (6th week at #1)

The United Nations endorsed a joint Canadian-British resolution condemning Israel for the October 8 shooting of Palestinians at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

National League Championship Series
Pittsburgh 1 @ Cincinnati 2 (Cincinnati won best-of-seven series 4-2)

Pinch hitter Luis Quinones singled home Ron Oester in the bottom of the 7th inning to break a 1-1 tie as the Reds edged the Pirates before 56,079 fans at Riverfront Stadium for their first NL pennant in 14 years. Cincinnati starting pitcher Danny Jackson pitched 6 innings; Norm Charlton pitched 1 inning, and Randy Myers pitched the last 2 innings for the win. The 3 Reds’ pitchers combined to give up just 1 hit, a double by Carmelo Martinez in the 5th inning that drove in the Pirates’ only run. Mr. Martinez hit a long drive in the 9th with a man on base, but was robbed of a home run by a brilliant catch by Glenn Braggs.

20 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Hard as a Rock--AC/DC (2nd week at #1)

Politics and government
Ian McClelland, MP (Reform--Edmonton Southwest) addressed the University of Alberta Reform Club, who were meeting in the Business building.

Economics and finance
The United States Labor Department reported that prices received by producers of finished goods had risen 0.3% in September, the largest advance in eight months.

Ottawa (2-14) 30 @ San Antonio (10-6) 43

David Archer completed passes to Mike Saunders, David Gamble, and Billy Hess for touchdowns and handed off to Mike Saunders for another TD as the Texans took a 33-0 halftime lead and coasted to victory over the Rough Riders before 10,027 fans at the Alamodome. Mr. Saunders scored his third touchdown of the game on a 13-yard pass from Mr. Archer in the 3rd quarter. Deon Strother scored the first Ottawa TD in the 3rd quarter, and Sammy Garza threw 19 yards to Jay Christensen for an Ottawa TD in the 4th. Ray Alexander scored 2 Ottawa TDs in the 4th quarter on a 76-yard punt return and an 18-yard pass from Mr. Garza.

10 years ago

The second Chinese human spaceflight, Shenzhou 6, launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the Gobi Desert, carrying taikonauts Fèi Jùnlóng and Niè Hǎishèng for five days in orbit.

National League Championship Series
Houston 3 @ St. Louis 5 (St. Louis led best-of-seven series 1-0)

David Eckstein hit a 2-run home run in the 1st inning and singled in a run and scored another in the 5th to help the Cardinals defeat the Astros before 52,332 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium.

American League Championship Series
Anaheim 1 @ Chicago 2 (Best-of-seven series tied 1-1)

With 2 out and nobody on in the bottom of the 9th, Chicago catcher A.J. Pierzynski struck out, but Anaheim catcher Josh Paul, who thought he'd caught the ball, rolled the ball back to pitcher Kelvin Escobar. Home plate umpire Doug Eddings ruled that Mr. Paul had trapped the ball, meaning that Mr. Pierzynski needed to be tagged or thrown out. Mr. Pierzynski reached first base safely, and was replaced by pinch runner Pablo Ozuna, who stole second base. Chicago third baseman Joe Crede then doubled him home to end the game before 41,013 fans at U.S. Cellular Field. Mark Buehrle pitched a 5-hit complete game victory.

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