Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Waneta Cardinal!
210 years ago
French forces commanded by Michel Ney routed an Austrian corps led by Johann Sigismund Riesch in the Battle of Elchingen in what is now part of Germany.
175 years ago
The Maronite leader and Emir of Mount Lebanon Bashir Shihab II surrendered to the British Army, and then was sent into exile on the islands of Malta.
130 years ago
St. Louis Browns 5 @ Chicago White Stockings 5 (1st game of seven-game series)
In the first game of their "World’s Championship" series, the Chicago White Stockings, champions of the National League, scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to tie the American Association champion St. Louis Browns 5-5, after which the game was called because of darkness. Fred Pfeffer of the White Stockings hit the game’s only home run. Bob Caruthers pitched for the Browns, while John Clarkson pitched for the White Stockings. The White Stockings hurt their cause by making 11 errors. 3,000 attended the game at West Side Park in Chicago.
125 years ago
Born on this date
Dwight D. Eisenhower. 34th President of the United States, 1953-1961. General Eisenhower, born David Dwight Eisenhower, served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War II, and was responsible for planning and supervising the invasion of North Africa in Operation Torch in 1942–43 and the successful invasion of France and Germany in 1944–45 from the Western Front. He served as President of Columbia University before becoming the first Supreme Commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance (NATO). In 1952, General Eisenhower, nicknamed "Ike," was nominated by the Republican Party as its candidate for President of the United States, and easily defeated Democratic nominee Senator Adlai Stevenson in the presidential election. President Eisenhower suffered a heart attack in 1955, but recovered, and defeated Sen. Stevenson again in the 1956 presidential election. After a series of heart attacks, General Eisenhower died on March 28, 1969 at the age of 78.
110 years ago
London (0-2) 3 @ Hamilton (2-0) 59
Philadelphia Athletics 0 @ New York Giants 2 (New York won best-of-seven series 4-1)
Christy Mathewson pitched his third shutout of the series, before 24,187 fans at the Polo Grounds, to win the pitchers' duel over Chief Bender and lead the Giants to their first World Series championship. The winning run scored in the 5th inning when Sam Mertes and Bill Dahlen drew consecutive bases on balls and advanced to third and second bases, respectively, on a sacrifice bunt by Art Devlin. Billy Gilbert then flied to left fielder Topsy Hartsel, but Mr. Mertes beat the throw to catcher Mike Powers, who then threw to third baseman Lave Cross to complete a double play. The game was completed in 1 hour 35 minutes. Mr. Mathewson, who drew a base on balls and scored the game's second run in the 8th inning, didn't allow a runner past second base in his 27 innings in the series.
100 years ago
The Kingdom of Bulgaria joined the Central Powers.
90 years ago
An anti-French uprising in French-occupied Damascus resulted in all French inhabitants fleeing the city.
Washington Nationals @ Pittsburgh Pirates (postponed, rain) (Best-of-seven series tied 3-3)
80 years ago
At the movies
Charlie Chan in Shanghai, starring Warner Oland, opened in theatres.
Politics and government
The Liberal Party, led by former Prime Minister Mackenzie King, defeated the governing Conservatives of Prime Minister R. B. Bennett in the Canadian federal election, winning 173 of 245 seats in the House of Commons. The Conservatives were reduced to 39 seats, while Social Credit, led by J.H. Blackmore, won 17 seats in its first federal campaign. The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, led by J.S. Woodsworth, took 7 seats in its first federal campaign, and Reconstruction Party leader and former federal Minister of Trade and Commerce H.H. Stevens was elected. The Liberals captured 44.8% of the popular vote for the largest parliamentatry majority since Confederation. Former Prime Minister Arthur Meighen became Senate Opposition leader on Mr. King's victory, becoming the only person to lead government and opposition in both houses. In other results, Henri Bourassa lost his Labelle seat.
75 years ago
German Luftwaffe air raids on London killed 66 people in the Balham underground station.
60 years ago
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): The Man from Laramie--Jimmy Young
In Regina, George Resaw, 46, was fined $5 and costs for stealing a football from the Western Interprovincial Football Union game between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Calgary Stampeders on October 10. Mr. Resaw was stopped by a policeman as he was leaving Taylor Field with the football in his packet. The accused said he was taking the ball to give to his son. City prosecutor J.B. Goetz said that the Roughriders elected to prefer charges because of the alarming number of footballs disappearing from games that season. Saskatchewan won the game 18-16.
50 years ago
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): Tears--Ken Dodd (3rd week at #1)
The United States launched the satellite Orbiting Geophysical Observatory (OGO) 2, whose mission was to study Earth's magnetosphere. OGO 2 was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
Los Angeles Dodgers 2 @ Minnesota Twins 0 (Los Angeles won best-of-seven series 4-3)
Sandy Koufax pitched a 3-hitter for his second straight shutout of the series as the Dodgers blanked the Twins before 50,596 fans in the last World Series game ever played at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington to win their second World Series championship in the last three years. The Dodgers scored their runs off Minnesota starting pitcher Jim Kaat in the 4th inning on three consecutive pitches when Lou Johnson led off with a home run off the left field foul pole, Ron Fairly doubled, and Wes Parker singled him home.
The Detroit Tigers sold pitcher Jack Hamilton to the New York Mets. Mr. Hamilton posted a record of 12-10 with an earned run average of 2.42 in 28 games with the Syracuse Chiefs of the AAA International League in 1965, and was 1-1 with a 15.75 ERA in 4 games with Detroit.
40 years ago
The United Nations Commission on Human Rights charged the Chilean regime of General Augusto Pinochet with continued abuses of civil liberties, including arrest without trial and torture of political prisoners. The regime had taken power in a coup that had ousted Marxist President Salvador Allende in 1973.
French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing began a four-day visit to the U.S.S.R. for the first top-level consultations between the countries since 1971.
Politics and government
Rex Connor resigned as Australia's Minister of Minerals and Energy over a controversial foreign loan case.
Economics and finance
Jean-Luc Pepin was appointed to chair the new Anti-lnflation Board to administer wage and price controls, assisted by Beryl Plumptre, former Mayor of Rockcliffe, Ontario.
3,500 asbestos workers in Quebec ended a strike.
Boston Red Sox 5 @ Cincinnati Reds 6 (10 innings) (Cincinnati led best-of-seven series 2-1)
The most controversial play in the series led to the winning run as the Reds edged the Red Sox before 55,392 fans at Riverfront Stadium. Cesar Geronimo led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a single, and pinch hitter Ed Armbrister attempted to lay down a sacrifice bunt. Boston catcher Carlton Fisk fielded the ball and threw to second base, but collided with Mr. Armbrister on the play, resulting in an errant throw, with Mr. Geronimo going to third base and Mr. Armbrister to second. Mr. Fisk argued that Mr. Armbrister had interfered with him, but home plate umpire Larry Barnett ruled that the collision was unintentional. Pete Rose was intentionally walked to load the bases, and after Merv Rettenmund struck out, Joe Morgan singled over a drawn-in infield to bring Mr. Geronimo home with the winning run. The Red Sox, who trailed 5-1 after 5 innings, tied the game with 2 runs in the top of the 9th when Rico Petrocelli singled with 1 out and Dwight Evans followed with a 2-run home run.
30 years ago
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Dancing in the Street--Mick Jagger and David Bowie (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Mō Aenai Kamo Shirenai--Momoko Kikuchi (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Live is Life--Opus (11th week at #1)
Saskatchewan (5-9) 14 @ Hamilton (6-8) 51
Toronto (4-9) 17 @ Calgary (3-10) 28
The Tiger-Cats scored 29 points in the second quarter on the way to their win over the Roughriders on a cloudy Thanksgiving Day before 15,026 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Hamilton quarterback Ken Hobart completed touchdown passes of 18 and 26 yards to Rufus Crawford and 36 yards to Ron Ingram. Mr. Hobart also rushed for 96 yards, including a 38-yard touchdown. He now had 778 yards for the season, breaking the single-season record for yards rushing by a quarterback that had been set by Matt Dunigan of the Edmonton Eskimos the previous year. Mike Walker scored the other Tiger-Cat touchdown on a 32-yard return of a fumble by Saskatchewan quarterback Joe Paopao. Bernie Ruoff kicked 5 converts and 4 field goals, and Roughrider punter Gerry McGrath conceded 2 safety touches. Saskatchewan touchdowns came on a 33-yard pass from Homer Jordan to Daric Zeno and a 3-yard rush by Craig Ellis. The Roughriders, who trailed 39-0 at halftime, attempted 2-point converts on both scores. One of them was successful, a pass from Mr. Jordan to Michael Elarms.
Dwight Beverly, playing his first CFL game, rushed 21 times for 118 yards and touchdowns of 5 and 15 yards to lead the Stampeders past the Argonauts before a McMahon Stadium crowd of 18,303. Former University of Calgary star Greg Vavra made his first start of the season at quarterback for the Stampeders; he completed 19 of 36 passes and threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to Ray Alexander. J.T. Hay added 3 converts, 2 field goals, and a single. Danny Barrett, who relieved ineffective starter Ricky Turner at quarterback for Toronto, completed 18 of 30 passes, including touchdowns of 6 yards to Terry Greer and 20 yards to Paul Pearson. Mr. Pearson’s touchdown came with just 20 seconds remaining in the game and climaxed a 75-yard drive after Mr. Beverly’s second touchdown.
National League Championship Series
Los Angeles 2 @ St. Louis 3 (St. Louis led best-of seven series 3-2)
Ozzie Smith hit a home run off Tom Niedenfuer with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the Cardinals their win over the Dodgers before 53,706 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium. As the switch-hitting Mr. Smith, batting lefthanded, came to bat against Mr. Niedenfuer, a graphic on the television screen mentioned that Mr. Smith had never hit a major league home run batting lefthanded. Fernando Valenzuela started on the mound for the Dodgers and pitched 8 innings, the last 7 scoreless after giving up 2 runs in the 1st. Bob Forsch started for St. Louis and lasted just 3 1/3 innings, leaving after giving up a 2-run homer to Bill Madlock. It was Mr. Madlock’s second home run of the Series. Jeff Lahti, who entered the game in the 9th inning, was credited with the win.
25 years ago
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Suicide Blonde--INXS (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in Austria (Ö3): Tom's Diner--DNA featuring Suzanne Vega (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in Switzerland: It Must Have Been Love--Roxette (2nd week at #1)
Died on this date
Leonard Bernstein, 72. U.S. orchestra conductor, composer, and pianist. Mr. Bernstein was best known for his tenure as music director and principal conductor of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra (1957-1969). He was the first classical music conductor to achieve widespread popularity through television appearances, conducting a series of 53 Young People’s Concerts that were broadcast on CBS from 1958-1973. Among his notable compositions were the musicals On the Town (1944); Wonderful Town (1953); and West Side Story (1957); the operetta Candide (1956); and Symphony No. 3 (Kaddish) (1963).
The Israeli cabinet of Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir denounced the United Nations’ plan to send a mission to investigate the October 8 fatal shooting at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount of Palestinians who were protesting the presence at the location of the Temple Mount Faithful. The denunciation by the cabinet was on the basis that the investigation would call into question asserted Israeli sovereignty over East Jerusalem.
Hamilton (6-9) 37 @ Ottawa (5-10) 33
Edmonton (9-6) 24 @ Saskatchewan (8-7) 29
British Columbia (4-10-1) 33 @ Calgary (8-6-1) 25
Hamilton quarterback Mike Kerrigan drove the Tiger-Cats 88 yards in the final minute and completed a 17-yard touchdown pass to Earl Winfield with 8 seconds remaining to win the game. it was the fourth touchdown pass of the game for Mr. Kerrigan, who completed 26 of 41 passes for 411 yards. His earlier scoring strikes were to Mr. Winfield for 37 yards, and 12- and 37-yard passes to Tony Champion, all in the first half. The Tiger-Cats built up a 24-6 lead in the 2nd quarter before the Rough Riders struck back with a 3-yard touchdown rush by Reggie Barnes and a 39-yard touchdown pass from Damon Allen to Stephen Jones to cut the lead to 24-20 at halftime. The teams exchanged field goals in the 3rd quarter, and Ottawa took the lead on a 7-yard pass from Mr. Allen to Mr. Jones at 3:46 of the 4th quarter. Dean Dorsey kicked his third convert of the game to give the Rough Riders a 30-27 lead, and added his third field goal of the game to extend the lead to 33-27 at 6:38. The Tiger-Cats came back with Paul Osbaldiston’s third field goal of the game at 9:33 to cut the lead to 33-30. Mr. Osbaldiston also converted all the Hamilton touchdowns. The Rough Riders amassed 257 yards rushing: 181 for Mr. Barnes on 23 carries, and 76 for Mr. Allen on 9 carries. Mr. Jones caught 3 passes for 73 yards. Derrick McAdoo led the Hamilton rushing game with 13 carries for 87 yards. Mr. Champion caught 8 passes for 146 yards, while Mr. Winfield put up almost identical numbers, catching 8 for 139. 23,129 were in attendance at Lansdowne Park.
Dave Ridgway kicked 5 field goals and 2 converts as the Roughriders handed the Eskimos their third straight loss before 27,423 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Jeff Bentrim, replacing an injured Kent Austin, played the full game at quarterback for Saskatchewan, completing 12 of 23 passes for 194 yards, including a 71-yard touchdown pass to Lucius Floyd in the 3rd quarter. Mr. Bentrim also led the Roughriders with 45 yards rushing on 7 carries. Milson Jones rushed 7 times for 29 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown with 2:21 remaining in the 4th quarter to give the Roughriders a 29-18 lead. Edmonton quarterback Tracy Ham completed 24 of 36 passes for 271 yards and touchdown of 5 yards to Blake Marshall in the 2nd quarter and 23 yards to Craig Ellis early in the 4th. Mr. Ham led all rushers with 13 carries for 116 yards, including a 15-yard touchdown with 26 seconds remaining in regulation time. A 2-point convert attempt was unsuccessful. Ray Macoritti completed the Edmonton scoring with 2 converts, a 15-yard field goal, and a 71-yard punt single. Mr. Floyd led in yards receiving with 118 on 2 receptions, while Mr. Ellis led the Eskimos with 6 receptions for 86 yards. Larry Willis, in his first game as an Eskimo since being acquired in a trade with the British Columbia Lions for Darrell Colbert, caught 3 passes for 61 yards, but hurt his team’s cause by fumbling twice, both recovered by the Roughriders.
4 of the game’s 5 touchdowns were scored in the 1st quarter as the Lions defeated the Stampeders before just 18,154 fans at McMahon Stadium. B.C. quarterback Doug Flutie completed 2 touchdown passes in the first 5 minutes--9 yards to Ray Alexander and 21 yards to Tony Hunter. Tony Martino, replacing an injured Lui Passaglia, converted both. Mark McLoughlin got a single on a missed field goal to get the Stampeders on the scoreboard before Lorenzo Graham rushed 5 yards for a touchdown to give the Lions a 21-1 lead after Mr. Martino’s convert. Ron Hopkins returned the kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown, cutting the lead to 21-8 after Mr. McLoughlin’s convert. The only touchdown after that came from the Stampeders when quarterback Rick Worman completed a 7-yard pass to Allen Pitts with 46 seconds remaining to halftime, reducing B.C.’s lead to 22-18 after Mr. McLoughlin’s convert. The kickers accounted for all of the second-half scoring. Mr. Martino finished with 15 points on 3 converts, 3 field goals, and 3 singles. Mr. McLoughlin kicked 2 converts and 3 field goals for 11 points, and Calgary punter Brent Matich added a single. Mr. Worman had a march going in the final minutes, but he served up an interception to linebacker Willie Pless to end the threat. Mr. Flutie completed 20 of 26 passes for 230 yards and rushed 9 times for 67 yards. Mr. Worman completed 21 of 40 passes for 246 yards and rushed twice for 14. Mr. Graham led all rushers with 81 yards on 15 carries, while the Lions held Calgary’s Tony Cherry to 29 yards on 10 carries. Mr. Alexander led all receivers with 89 yards on 6 receptions.
20 years ago
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Stayin' Alive--N-Trance
#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Het is een Nacht... (Levensecht)--Guus Meeuwis & Vagant (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Boombastic--Shaggy (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Fantasy--Mariah Carey (3rd week at #1)
U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Fantasy--Mariah Carey (2nd week at #1)
2 Runaway--Janet Jackson
3 Gangsta's Paradise--Coolio featuring L.V.
4 Kiss from a Rose--Seal
5 You are Not Alone--Michael Jackson
6 Only Wanna Be with You--Hootie & the Blowfish
7 As I Lay Me Down--Sophie B. Hawkins
9 Roll to Me--Del Amitri
10 Carnival--Natalie Merchant
Singles entering the chart were A Mover La Colita by Artie The 1 Man Party (#63); Missing by Everything But the Girl (#66); Sittin' on Chrome by Masta Ace Incorporated (#80); Danger by Blahzay Blahzay (#83); and Solitude by Edwin McCain (#85).
Politics and government
Alexa McDonough won the New Democratic Party of Canada's leadership race at the party's convention in Ottawa, succeeding Audrey McLaughlin Front-runner Svend Robinson dropped out after leading on the first ballot.
Toronto (3-13) 30 @ Winnipeg (6-11) 44
Calgary (14-2) 20 @ Saskatchewan (6-10) 25
Reggie Slack completed touchdown passes to Gerald Wilcox and Chris Johnstone and handed off to Blaise Bryant for another TD as the Blue Bombers took a 24-0 halftime lead and held on to defeat the Argonauts before 21,076 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Mr. Bryant rushed for another touchdown in the 3rd quarter, and Matt Pearce rushed 44 yards for a touchdown with 22 seconds remaining in the 4th quarter to put the game away. Mike Clemons rushed for one Toronto TD and caught a pass from Marvin Graves for another. Jimmy Cunningham returned a punt 100 yards for a Toronto touchdown in the 4th quarter, and John Morton scored another on a 68-yard pass from Mr. Graves.
Warren Jones completed touchdown passes to Don Narcisse and Dan Farthing, and Dave Ridgway added 2 converts and 3 field goals as the Roughriders upset the Stampeders before 55,438 fans at Taylor Field in Regina, a record crowd for a Roughrider home game. Calgary quarterback Jeff Garcia threw touchdown passes to Tyrone Williams and Dave Sapunjis.
National League Championship Series
Cincinnati 0 @ Atlanta 6 (Atlanta won best--of seven series 4-0)
Mike Devereaux's 3-run home run was the big blow of a 5-run 7th inning as the Braves blanked the Reds before 52,067 fans at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium to win their third NL pennant in the last five years. Steve Avery allowed 2 hits in 6 innings to get the win, and three relief pitchers combined to preserve the shutout. Cincinnati starter Pete Schourek allowed 8 hits but just 1 earned run in 6 innings and was tagged with the loss, but reliever Michael Jackson allowed 3 hits, 3 bases on balls, and 5 earned runs in just 1/3 inning.
American League Championship Series
Seattle 0 @ Cleveland 7 (Best-of-seven series tied 2-2)
Eddie Murray hit a 2-run home run in the 1st inning and Jim Thome added a 2-run homer in the 3rd as the Indians shut out the Mariners before 43,686 fans at Jacobs Field. Ken Hill allowed 5 hits in 7 innings to get the win, while three relievers preserved the shutout. Losing pitcher Andy Benes allowed 6 hits, 2 bases on balls, and 6 runs--all earned--in 2 1/3 innings.
10 years ago
Hamilton (3-12) 17 @ Calgary (8-7) 34
American League Championship Series
Chicago 5 @ Anaheim 2 (Chicago led best-of-seven series 2-1)
Scott Podsednik singled and scored on a double by Jermaine Dye, and Paul Konerko followed with a 2-run home run as the White Sox scored 3 runs in the top of the 1st inning and held on to defeat the Angels before 44,725 fans at Angel Stadium. Jon Garland pitched a 4-hit complete game victory, striking out 7.
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