90 years ago
The Royal Canadian Signal Corps station VEF opened in Aklavik, Northwest Territories as part of the Northwest Territories and Yukon Radio System (NWT&Y).
80 years ago
Detroit Tigers 1 @ Chicago Cubs 3 (Detroit led best-of-seven series 3-2)
Chuck Klein’s 2-run home run in the 3rd inning off losing pitcher Schoolboy Rowe held up as the Cubs defeated the Detroit Tigers 3-1 before 49,237 fans at Wrigley Field. Lon Warneke gave up 3 hits in 6 innings before leaving because of a sore shoulder. Bill Lee relieved him and gave up a run in the 9th inning, but retired Flea Clifton after the Tigers had placed runners on second and third bases with 2 out. It was the second win of the series for Mr. Warneke, and the second loss for Mr. Rowe.
75 years ago
On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, on NBC
Tonight’s episode: The Copper Beeches
Cincinnati Reds 0 @ Detroit Tigers 8 (Detroit led best-of-seven series 3-2)
Bobo Newsom pitched a 3-hitter for his second win of the series and the Tigers had 13 hits, including a 3-run home run by Hank Greenberg, as they whipped the Reds before 55,189 fans at Briggs Stadium. The Tigers scored 3 runs in the 3rd inning and 4 in the 4th. Junior Thompson gave up 8 hits in 3 1/3 innings in taking the loss.
70 years ago
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Till the End of Time--Perry Como (4th week at #1)
Hamilton (1-1) 10 @ Ottawa (2-1) 19
Montreal (0-2) 3 @ Toronto (2-1) 21
Detroit Tigers 4 @ Chicago Cubs 1 (Best-of-seven series tied 2-2)
The Tigers scored all their runs in the 4th inning as they beat the Cubs before 42,923 fans at Wrigley Field, with Dizzy Trout pitching a 5-hitter to get the win. This game marked the origin of the "Curse of the Billy Goat," when Billy Sianis, owner of the Billy Goat Tavern, and his pet billy goat were asked to leave Wrigley Field because the goat's odor was offending other fans. Mr. Sianis reportedly put a curse on the Cubs, and they haven't appeared in a World Series since.
50 years ago
The single I Hear a Symphony/Who Could Ever Doubt My Love by the Supremes was released on Motown Records.
In Ottawa, Vincent Bladen issued the Bladen Commission report, recommending higher university grants and aid to students, and the creation of a Canadian federal cabinet portfolio of higher education.
Los Angeles Dodgers 2 @ Minnesota Twins 8 (Minnesota led best-of-seven series 1-0)
Zoilo Versalles' 3-run home run was the big blow of a 6-run 3rd inning as the Twins beat the Dodgers before 47,797 fans at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington in the first World Series game ever played in Minnesota, and the Twins' first World Series game since 1925, when the team was known as the Washington Nationals. Mudcat Grant pitched a 10-hit complete game victory, while Don Drysdale, starting for Los Angeles because Sandy Koufax was observing Yom Kippur, allowed 7 hits and 7 runs--3 earned--in 2 2/3 innings in taking the loss.
40 years ago
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Love Will Keep Us Together--The Captain and Tennille (4th week at #1)
#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Toki no Sugiyuku Mama ni--Kenji Sawada (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Feelings--Morris Albert
Economics and finance
U.S. President Gerald Ford called for a $28-billion cut in the current permanent tax rates, and also asked for reduced federal spending to match.
Dallas (3-0) 36 @ Detroit (2-1) 10
30 years ago
Died on this date
Nelson Riddle, 64. U.S. composer, arranger, and bandleader. Mr. Riddle was known for his arrangements for recordings for singers such as Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole in the 1950s and '60s, and Linda Ronstadt in the 1980s. As a bandleader, his single Lisbon Antigua spent four weeks at #1 on the Billboard Top 100 best seller chart and two weeks at #1 on the disc jockey chart in 1956. Mr. Riddle died of cardiac and kidney failure resulting from cirrhosis of the liver.
Keith Blakelock, 40. U.K. policeman.
Constable Blakelock was stabbed to death and another policeman was shot and wounded after a night of violence between police and white and Negro youths at the Broadwater Farm housing estate in Tottenham, North London.
Toronto (4-8) 15 @ Ottawa (6-7) 19
British Columbia (10-2) 26 @ Winnipeg (10-3) 33
Lester Brown rushed 12 times for 69 yards--including a 3-yard touchdown run in the 1st quarter--and caught 5 passes for 36 yards to lead the Rough Riders’ offense before a Lansdowne Park crowd of 18,363. Dean Dorsey kicked 3 field goals, a convert, and a single for the Rough Riders, while Ken Clark punted for 2 singles. Preston Young scored the Argonauts’ only touchdown in the 3rd quarter on a 15-yard return of a blocked punt. Lance Chomyc kicked a convert, field goal, and single, Hank Ilesic punted for 2 singles, and Toronto picked up a safety touch, conceded by Mr. Brown with 23 seconds remaining in the game.
Tom Clements completed 22 of 30 passes for 344 yards and touchdowns of 4 and 30 yards to Jeff Boyd, and David Shaw returned an interception 52 yards for a touchdown to lead the Blue Bombers on a sunny Sunday afternoon in front of a capacity crowd of 32,946 at Winnipeg Stadium. Trevor Kennerd added 3 converts and 4 field goals for the Blue Bombers. B.C. quarterback Roy Dewalt completed 25 of 44 passes for 504 yards and touchdowns of 77 yards to Joey Little and 5 yards to Merv Fernandez, but gave up 2 interceptions, the biggest one by Roy Bennett on the Winnipeg goal line late in the game to preserve the victory. Lui Passaglia converted both Lions’ touchdowns and added 2 field goals and 3 singles. Mr. Fernandez caught 9 passes for 226 yards, while teammate Jim Sandusky caught 4 for 127. James Murphy led Winnipeg’s receivers with 5 receptions for 96 yards. Willard Reaves of the Blue Bombers rushed 22 times for 90 yards, while the Winnipeg defense held B.C.’s Keyvan Jenkins to 23 yards on 10 carries.
Phil Niekro pitched a 4-hitter to earn his 300th career major league win as the New York Yankees whipped the Toronto Blue Jays 8-0 at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto to end the season. Mr. Niekro became, at 46, the oldest man to pitch a shutout in the major leagues. New York manager Billy Martin had some fun in the 9th inning by sending three pitchers to the bullpen to warm up and sending Mr. Niekro’s brother Joe, also a Yankee pitcher, to talk to him on the mound prior to the final out. Don Mattingly, Mike Pagliarulo, and Henry Cotto hit home runs for the Yankees, while New York third baseman Andre Robertson batted 0 for 2 with a run scored in the 254th and last game of his 5-year major league career.
Rufino Linares had 2 singles and a 3-run home run off Rich Surhoff in his final major league at bat as the California Angels edged the Texas Rangers 6-5 before 9,856 fans at Arlington Stadium. It was the 189th and last game of Mr. Linares' 4-year major league career; other California players playing their final major league game were first baseman Daryl Sconiers (5 seasons, 234 games), who was 3 for 4 with a double; shortstop Craig Gerber (1 season, 65 games); and pitcher Luis Sanchez (5 seasons, 194 games), who pitched the last 2 innings to get the save. Texas players ending their careers were right fielder Alan Bannister (12 seasons, 972 games); catcher Glenn Brummer (5 seasons, 178 games); pinch hitter Bill Stein (14 seasons, 959 games); and pitcher Rich Surhoff (1 season, 9 games).
Hubie Brooks batted 2 for 2 with a double, run, and run batted in as the Montreal Expos edged the New York Mets 2-1 before 31,890 fans at Shea Stadium in New York. Dan Schatzeder allowed 5 hits and 1 earned run in 5 innings to get the win, with Jeff Reardon getting the save, while Bill Latham allowed 5 hits and 2 earned runs in 5 innings to take the loss, and Randy Myers pitched the last 2 innings for New York, allowing a base on balls, but no hits or runs in his first major league game. Montreal catcher Ned Yost batted 1 for 3 in the 219th and last game of his 6-year major league career, while New York shortstop Ron Gardenhire was 1 for 4 in the 285th and last game of his 5-year big league career, and second baseman Larry Bowa was 1 for 3 and scored the Mets' only run in the 2,247th and last game of his 16-year major league career. Pinch hitter Rusty Staub grounded out to end the game in the 2,951st and last game of his 23-year major league career.
25 years ago
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Blaze of Glory--Jon Bon Jovi (4th week at #1)
#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Watashi ni tsuite--Kudo Shizuka (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Sotto Questo Sole--Francesco Baccini; Ladri di Biciclette (6th week at #1)
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): I Can't Stand It--Twenty 4 Seven (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Ritmo de la Noche--Lorca (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in France (SNEP): À toutes les filles que j'ai jamais aimé--Félix Gray & Didier Barbelivien
#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Verdammt, ich lieb' dich--Matthias Reim
#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): Show Me Heaven--Maria McKee (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Close to You--Maxi Priest
U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 (Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection--Nelson
2 Praying for Time--George Michael
3 Something Happened on the Way to Heaven--Phil Collins
4 Close to You--Maxi Priest
5 Thieves in the Temple--Prince
6 Oh Girl--Paul Young
7 Blaze of Glory--Jon Bon Jovi
8 I Don’t Have the Heart--James Ingram
9 My, My, My--Johnny Gill
10 Heart of Stone--Taylor Dayne
Singles entering the chart were The Boomin' System by L.L. Cool J (#40); Something to Believe In by Poison (#65); From a Distance by Bette Midler (#68); Let's Try it Again by New Kids on the Block (#70); Tom's Diner by D.N.A. featuring Suzanne Vega (#73); Because I Love You (The Postman Song) by Stevie B (#82); Livin' in the Light by Caron Wheeler (#87); Love is a Rock by REO Speedwagon (#89); and Wiggle It by 2 in a Room (#94).
Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Blaze of Glory--Jon Bon Jovi (2nd week at #1)
2 Something Happened on the Way to Heaven--Phil Collins
3 Release Me--Wilson Phillips
4 Oh Girl--Paul Young
5 Thieves in the Temple--Prince
6 Can't Stop Fallin' Into Love--Cheap Trick
7 Praying for Time--George Michael
8 Have You Seen Her--MC Hammer
9 Unskinny Bop--Poison
10 Girl with a Problem--The Northern Pikes
Singles entering the chart were Tick Tock by the Vaughan Brothers (#59); Everybody Everybody by Black Box (#67); Thunderstruck by AC/DC (#68); The Forecast (Calls for Pain) by the Robert Cray Band (#73); Stop Running Away by Brenda Russell (#75); Don't You Know It by Kenny MacLean (#79); Love is the Ritual by Styx (#81); Forever You, Forever Me by Sheree (#83); Where Does My Heart Beat Now by Celine Dion (#87); Hey You by London Quireboys (#93); and Fly to the Angels by Slaughter (#95).
Ottawa (5-9) 42 @ British Columbia (3-10-1) 26
Damon Allen threw 2 touchdown passes to David Williams and 1 each to Jeff Smith and Stephen Jones to lead the Rough Riders to victory before 25,499 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver. Reggie Barnes scored Ottawa touchdowns on rushes of 2 and 1 yard. B.C. quarterback Doug Flutie completed touchdown passes of 36 yards to Tony Dennis and 27 yards to Ray Alexander, while Lorenzo Graham scored the Lions’ other touchdown on a 7-yard rush. It was the first win for the Rough Riders in Vancouver since August 22. 1974. B.C. kicker and punter Lui Passaglia suffered a leg injury in the 2nd quarter and was replaced by defensive back Rick Ryan for placekicks and slotback Jan Carinci for punting.
Calgary 34 @ Alberta 29
American League Championship Series
Oakland 9 @ Boston 1 (Oakland led best-of-seven series 1-0)
The Athletics scored 7 runs in the 9th inning to break open a pitchers’ duel and defeat the Red Sox before 35,192 fans at Fenway Park. Dave Stewart gave up 4 hits in 8 innings to get the win, while losing pitcher Roger Clemens left the game after 6 innings.
20 years ago
#1 single in Germany (Media Control): Sie ist Weg--Die Fantastischen Vier
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Fiskarna i haven--Idde Schultz (3rd week at #1)
51 Pegasi was discovered to be the second major star apart from the Sun to have a planet orbiting it.
This blogger was in attendance for the third and last day of a discernment and prophecy conference at Zion Baptist Community Church in Edmonton, with guest speakers Larry Thomas and Dave Hunt. In the morning session, Mr. Thomas spoke on the topic The Beginning of Sorrows, while Mr. Hunt's topic was The Revived Roman Empire. The two men held a question-and-answer session with pastors in the afternoon. In the evening, Mr. Thomas spoke on The Mark of the Beast, and Mr. Hunt's topic was A Woman Rides the Beast, the title of his book published the previous year.
Economics and finance
The United States Labor Department reported that although the unemployment rate had held steady at 5.6% in September, 121,000 payroll jobs had been added to the economy.
National League Division Series
Colorado 7 @ Atlanta 5 (10 innings) (Atlanta led best-of-five series 2-1)
Los Angeles 1 @ Cincinnati 10 (Cincinnati won best-of-five series 3-0)
American League Division Series
Cleveland 8 @ Boston 2 (Cleveland won best-of-five series 3-0)
New York 4 @ Seattle 7 (New York led best-of-five series 2-1)
10 years ago
National League Division Series
San Diego 2 @ St. Louis 6 (St. Louis led best-of-five series 2-0)
Houston 1 @ Atlanta 7 (Best-of-five series tied 1-1)
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