Friday, 30 September 2016

September 30, 2016

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Chuck Chandler and Connie LeGrand!

225 years ago
1791


Opera
The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart received its premiere performance at Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna.

Politics and government
The National Constituent Assembly in Paris was dissolved; Parisians hailed Maximilien Robespierre and Jérôme Pétion as "incorruptible patriots."

125 years ago
1891


Died on this date
Georges Boulanger, 54
. French politician. Brigadier General Boulanger was France's Minister of War from 1886-1887. He was nicknamed Général Revanche and attracted a huge popular following for insisting that France's in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871 must be avenged, and it was thought that he might seize power in a coup d'état. A warrant was issued for Mr. Boulanger's arrest for conspiracy and treasonable activity, and he fled to Brussels and then London before the warrant could be executed. Elections held later in 1889 resulted in a decisive defeat for the Boulangists. Mr. Boulanger returned to Brussels, where he shot himself in Ixelles Cemetery on the grave of his mistress, Madame de Bonnemains, who had died in his arms two months earlier. He was buried in the same grave.

80 years ago
1936


Baseball
World Series
New York Yankees 1 @ New York Giants 6 (Giants led best-of-seven series 1-0)

Carl Hubbell won the pitching duel against Red Ruffing before 39,419 fans at the Polo Grounds.

75 years ago
1941


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Down Argentina Way--Shep Fields; West End Players (1st month at #1)

War
Both Japanese and Chinese forces claimed possession of Changsha, capital of the Chinese province of Hunan.

Abominations
German Einsatzgruppe C completed the Babi Yar massacre of thousands of Jews in Kiev.

Diplomacy
U.S. Ambassador to Japan Joseph Grew wrote to Washington, "[Japanese Prime Minister Prince Fujimaro] Konoye's warship is ready waiting to take him to Honolulu, Alaska or anyplace designated by the president." The Japanese Prime Minister was offering to come to the United States to talk to U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt in a desperate effort to avoid war.

Defense
A Gallup Poll reported that 46% of American voters questioned now favoured changing the Neutrality Act to permit U.S. merchant ships to carry war materials to Britain.

Religion
U.S. President Roosevelt told a press conference that the Soviet constitution guaranteed freedom of religion in virtually the same manner as in the United States.

Economics and finance
U.S. President Roosevelt told a press conference that he would soon ask Congress to extend the social security program to include a much greater number of people than were now covered.

70 years ago
1946


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe--Bing Crosby; Judy Garland (2nd month at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 To Each His Own--Eddy Howard and his Orchestra (8th week at #1)
--Freddy Martin and his Orchestra
--Tony Martin
--The Modernaires with Paula Kelly
--The Ink Spots
2 Five Minutes More--Frank Sinatra
--The Three Suns
--Tex Beneke and the Glenn Miller Orchestra
3 South America, Take it Away--Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters
--Xavier Cugat and the Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra
4 Surrender--Perry Como
--Woody Herman and his Orchestra
5 Doin' What Comes Natur'lly--Dinah Shore and Spade Cooley and his Orchestra
--Freddy Martin and his Orchestra
--Jimmy Dorsey and his Orchestra
6 They Say it's Wonderful--Perry Como
--Frank Sinatra
7 This is Always--Harry James and his Orchestra
--Jo Stafford
8 Prisoner of Love--Perry Como
--The Ink Spots
9 Blue Skies--Count Basie and his Orchestra
--Benny Goodman and his Orchestra
10 I Got the Sun in the Morning--Les Brown and his Orchestra

Singles entering the chart were Aren't You Kind of Glad We Did?, with versions by Peggy Lee, and Vaughn Monroe and his Orchestra (#24); You Keep Coming Back Like a Song, with versions by Dinah Shore and Bing Crosby (#33); and If I'm Lucky, with versions by Eddy Howard and his Orchestra, and Jimmy Dorsey and his Orchestra (#36).

On the radio
The Casebook of Gregory Hood, starring Elliott Lewis and Howard McNear, on MBS
Tonight's episode: Gregory Hood, Suspect

Died on this date
Takashi Sakai, 58
. Japanese military officer and politician. Lieutenant-General Sakai led the Japanese invasion of Hong Kong in 1941, and served as Governor of Hong Kong under military occupation from December 25, 1941-February 20, 1942. The Chinese War Crimes Military Tribunal of the Ministry of National Defense in Nanking convicted him of war crimes and handed down a death sentence on August 27, 1946. Lt.-Gen. Sakai was executed by firing squad 18 days before his 59th birthday.

World events
Roman Catholic Archbishop of Zagreb Aloysius Stepinac went on trial in Zagreb for treason, accused of collaboration with the Ustase regime during World War II.

Defense
The U.S. Army announced the termination of its Chinese Command in Shanghai. U.S. President Harry Truman conferred with Navy Secretary James Forrestal and Navy Pacific commanders on plans to convert Guam into a major U.S. base in the Pacific. Mr. Forrestal stated that U.S. naval forces would not be withdrawn from the Mediterranean Sea, but denied any U.S. intention of acquiring European shore bases.

Politics and governent
U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation Director J. Edgar Hoover, speaking at an American Legion convention in San Francisco, claimed that at least 100,000 Communist were operating in the United States, in "some newspapers, magazines, books, radio and the screen...some churches, schools, colleges and even fraternal orders."

Crime
A U.S. court martial in Frankfurt sentenced Women's Army Corps Captain Kathleen Durant to dishonorable discharge and five years' hard labor for her part in the theft of jewellery and manuscripts from Friedrichshof Castle in Kronberg, Germany. Captain Durant had hidden part of the loot at her sister's home in Hudson, Wisconsin, and her husband, Colonel Jack W. Durant, had hidden hundreds of diamonds and other gems in a locker at the Illinois Central railway station in Chicago. The loot was discovered on June 4, 1946.

60 years ago
1956


On television tonight
Alfred Hitchcock Presents, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Wet Saturday, starring Cedric Hardwicke and John Williams

This was the first episode of the season, and was directed by Mr. Hitchcock.

Television
Winnipeg connected to the TransCanada Telephone System's microwave radio relay via the Manitoba Telephone System, bringing the city the first same-day programming from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Diplomacy
French Prime Minister Guy Mollet said that the United Kingdom and France had achieved "unshakeable"unity on the Suez issue and that "the responsible men" of the United States were "in agreement with us on the objective to be reached."

Hungarian Premier Erno Gero joined Yugoslavian President Marshal Josip Tito and U.S.S.R. Communist Party First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev at Yalta for talks on relations between Yugoslavia and Hungary.

Football
ORFU
Toronto vs. Rochester @ Buffalo (cancelled)

Baseball
Duke Snider and Sandy Amoros each hit 2 home runs and Jackie Robinson added another as the Brooklyn Dodgers defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-6 before 31,983 fans at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn to clinch the National League pennant for the sixth time in the past 10 years. Don Newcombe allowed 11 hits and 6 earned runs in 7 1/3 innings, but still got the win, finishing the season with a record of 27-7; he also doubled and scored a run.

Eddie Mathews batted 3 for 4 with a home run and 3 runs batted in to lead the Milwaukee Braves over the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 before 23,411 fans at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Lou Burdette allowed 9 hits and 2 runs--1 earned--in 8 2/3 innings to finish the season with a record of 19-10, winning the pitchers' duel over Vinegar Bend Mizell, who allowed 7 hits and 4 earned runs in 7 innings to finish at 14-14. The Cardinals loaded the bases with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th inning, but Ray Crone relieved Mr. Burdette and retired Alvin Dark on a fly ball to left field to end the game. The Braves' win left them 1 game behind the Brooklyn Dodgers in the National League pennant race on the last day of the regular season.

Frank Robinson, Gus Bell, and George Crowe each had 2 hits to help the Cincinnati Reds defeat the Chicago Cubs 4-2 before 6,046 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The Reds' win left them in third place in the National League, 2 games behind the Brooklyn Dodgers and 1 game behind the Milwaukee Braves. Cincinnati pitcher Hal Jeffcoat had a shutout going until the Cubs scored 2 runs with 2 out in the 9th inning. With runners on first and second bases, Hersh Freeman relieved Mr. Jeffcoat and retired Don Hoak on a fly ball to right field to end the game. Mr. Jeffcoat allowed 9 hits in 8 2/3 innings to finish the season with an 8-2 record, while Chicago pitcher Bob Rush pitched a complete game loss, allowing 9 hits and 3 earned runs to finish at 13-10. Monte Irvin came to bat for Chicago as a pinch hitter with 2 out in the 9th inning and drew a base on balls to prolong the Cubs' rally in the 764th and last game of his 8-year major league career, which followed an eight-year Hall of Fame career in the Negro Leagues and a season in the Mexican League.

Bill White hit 2 home runs and winning pitcher Al Worthington hit his only major league home run as the New York Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-3 in the first game of a doubleheader before 7,406 fans at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia. Mr. Worthington also singled in a run, while allowing 6 hits and 3 earned runs in 8 innings to finish the season with a 7-14 record, winning the pitching matchup with Robin Roberts, who pitched a complete game, allowing 15 hits and 8 earned runs to finish at 19-18. In the second game, Willie Jones hit a 3-run homer in the 3rd inning to help the Phillies win 5-2. The home run was hit off Roy Wright, who allowed 8 hits, 2 bases on balls, and 5 earned runs in 2 2/3 innings to take the loss in his only major league game. Curt Simmons pitched a 7-hit complete game, allowing 1 earned run, while adding 2 hits of his own and driving in a run, to finish the season at 15-10.

The Boston Red Sox scored 3 runs in the top of the 10th inning to break a 4-4 tie and defeat the New York Yankees 7-4 before 18,587 fans at Yankee Stadium. Boston catcher Pete Daley singled home 2 of the 10th-inning runs and scored the third; he finished the game 3 for 4 with a double and 4 runs batted in.

Joe Frazier had a double and 2 singles in the first game and added a double and his only home run of the season in the second game, playing the 216th and 217th games of his 4-year major league career, to help the Baltimore Orioles sweep a doubleheader from the Washington Nationals 4-2 and 6-3 before 3,069 fans at Griffith Stadium in Washington. Mr. Frazier's homer, the 10th of his major league career, came in his final plate appearance, and was part of a 4-run 9th inning for the Orioles, as they withstood a 2-run rally in the bottom of the 9th.

Wayne Belardi had a home run and 2 singles in the 263rd and final game of his 7-year major league career, while Harvey Kuenn added 3 singles as the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 8-4 before 5,910 fans at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland. Ned Garver started on the mound for Detroit and pitched 3 scoreless innings before being relieved by Billy Hoeft, who allowed 5 hits and 4 runs--2 earned--in 4 innings to get the win and finish the season with a record of 20-14. Bob Feller, in the 570th and last game of his 18-year Hall of Fame major league career, pitched a complete game for Cleveland, allowing 14 hits, 3 bases on balls, and 8 earned runs, striking out none, finishing with a 1956 record of 0-4. Al Rosen played the first 5 innings at third base for Cleveland, batting 0 for 2 and making 1 putout and 2 assists in the 1,044th and last game of his 10-year major league career, and Cleveland center fielder Dave Pope batted 0 for 5 and made 1 putout in the field in the 230th and final game of his 4-year major league career. It was also the final game for Al Lopez, who had announced the previous day that he was resigning after 6 seasons as the Indians' manager.

Vic Power, Lou Skizas, and Jim Pisoni hit home runs for the Kansas City Athletics as they edged the Chicago White Sox 7-6 before 13,171 fans at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City. Bill Harrington pitched 5 2/3 innings in relief of starter George Brunet, allowing 6 hits and 3 earned runs to get the win in the 58th and final game of his 3-year major league career. 16-year-old Jim Derrington started on the mound for Chicago; he allowed 9 hits, 6 bases on balls, and 6 runs--5 earned--in 6 innings to take the loss, while batting 1 for 2.

50 years ago
1966


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: Yellow Submarine--The Beatles (2nd week at #1)

Edmonton's top 10 (CJCA)
1 Last Train to Clarksville--The Monkees
2 Black is Black--Los Bravos
3 Sunshine Superman--Donovan
4 Bus Stop--The Hollies
5 Born a Woman--Sandy Posey
6 Hey Joe!--The Enemys
7 Mr. Dieingly Sad--The Critters
8 With a Girl Like You--The Troggs
9 Stagecoach to Cheyenne--Wayne Newton
10 Poor Side of Town--Johnny Rivers
Pick hit of the week: Lady Godiva--Peter and Gordon
New this week: Spin Spin--Gordon Lightfoot
I Can't Control Myself--The Troggs
Green Hornet Theme--Al Hirt
The Goody Wagon--Billy Lange
Alright, OK, You Win--Rubin Mitchell Trio

Africana
The British protectorate of Bechuanaland declared its independence and became the Republic of Botswana. Seretse Khama took office as the first President.

Business
Canadian-born tycoon Roy Thomson acquired control of The Times of London.

30 years ago
1986


World events
Mordechai Vanunu, who had revealed details of Israel's covert nuclear program to British media, was kidnapped in Rome by the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad.

Politics and government
Canadian MPs elected the Speaker of the House of Commons by secret ballot for the first time.

Environment
Lake Ontario's water outflow reached 844 billion litres per day, over 25% above normal and the greatest outflow since the start of record keeping in 1860.

25 years ago
1991


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): You Could Be Mine--Guns N' Roses (5th week at #1)

Scandal
Bernard Ostry resigned as chairman of TV Ontario after an audit showed excessive spending on dinners and travel.

20 years ago
1996


Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Stranger in Moscow--Michael Jackson (2nd week at #1)

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First)--John Mellencamp (4th week at #1)
2 Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand--Primitive Radio Gods
3 I Love You Always Forever--Donna Lewis
4 Gift Shop--The Tragically Hip
5 Change the World--Eric Clapton
6 Let's Make a Night to Remember--Bryan Adams
7 Walls--Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
8 E-Bow the Letter--R.E.M.
9 It's All Coming Back to Me Now--Celine Dion
10 You're Makin' Me High--Toni Braxton

Singles entering the chart were You Can Make History by Elton John (#83); Lust for Life by Iggy Pop (#85); Black Cloud Rain by Corey Hart (#86); Open Up Your Eyes by Tonic (#91); Blew it Again by Blue Rodeo (#96); Aneurysm by Nirvana (#98); and Dance Into the Light by Phil Collins (#99).

Politics and government
The New Democratic Party, led by Piers McDonald, won 11 of 17 seats in the Legislative Assemby in the Yukon territorial election, up from 6 in the 1992 election. The governing Yukon Party, led by Premier John Ostashek, won 3 seats, down from 7 in 1992. The Liberal Party, led by Ken Taylor, won 3 seats, up from 1 in 1992.

The Canadian government of Prime Minister Jean Chretien asked the Supreme Court of Canada to rule on the legality of a unilateral declaration of independence (UDI) on the part of the Province of Québec.

10 years ago
2006


Disasters
De la Concorde overpass on Autoroute 19 in Laval, Quebec collapsed, killing five people and injuring six others.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (10-4) 28 @ Hamilton (4-12) 8
Calgary (9-6) 16 @ Toronto (8-6) 23
Edmonton (5-9) 30 @ Saskatchewan (7-7) 25

The Tiger-Cats' loss to the Lions before 24,163 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium eliminated Hamilton from the playoffs for the second straight season.

Eric England returned an interception for a touchdown and Ricky Williams added another TD as the Argonauts defeated the Stampeders before 32,410 fans at Rogers Centre to clinch a playoff spot.

Ricky Ray rushed 8 yards for a touchdown with 42 seconds remaining in regulation time to give the Eskimos their win over the Roughriders before 27,894 fans at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. The Roughriders led 25-17 midway through the 4th quarter, but Sean Fleming kicked 2 field goals for the Eskimos to put them into position to win the game with a touchdown. Mr. Ray threw touchdown passes to Pat Woodcock and Ed Hervey in the 2nd quarter. Saskatchewan quarterback Kerry Joseph completed touchdown passes to Rob Lazeo in the 1st quarter and Chris Szarka in the 2nd quarter.

CIS
Regina (1-3) 48 @ British Columbia (2-2) 60

Thursday, 29 September 2016

September 29, 2016

75 years ago
1941


War
The British government announced that heavy bombers had flown over the Alps from England and bombed Genoa, Turin, and other points in northern Italy.

Abominations
German Einsatzgruppe C began killing thousands of Jews at Babi Yar ravine near Kiev.

World events
A German news agency announced that 24 people had been shot in Bohemia-Moravia for trying "to separate the Protectorate from the Reich."

Diplomacy
U.S. Ambassador to Japan Joseph Grew wrote to U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt urging him not to let the opportunity for peace with Japan pass by.

Boxing
Joe Louis (51-1) retained his world heavyweight title with a technical knockout of Lou Nova (26-3-4) with 1 second remaining in the 6th round of their bout at the Polo Grounds in New York. Arthur Donovan was the referee who stopped the fight.

70 years ago
1946


Literature
The New York Herald Tribune reported that the best-selling fiction book was The Hucksters by Frederic Wakeman, and the non-fiction bestseller was The Egg and I by Betty MacDonald.

Politics and government
The Progressive Conference, composed of representatives of the National Citizens Political Action Committee, Congress of Industrial Organizations Political Action Committee, and the Independent Citizens Committee of the Arts, Sciences and Professions, concluded in Chicago after calling for adherence to the late U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's economic "bill of rights" and a foreign policy based on "world good neighborliness."

Baseball
The Brooklyn Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals finished the regular season tied for the National League lead with records of 96-58, necessitating a best-of-three playoff to decide the pennant. Mort Cooper pitched a 4-hit shutout for the Boston Braves as they blanked the Dodgers 4-0 before 30,756 fans at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, putting the game away with 3 runs in the 9th inning after Brooklyn starter Vic Lombardi, who had allowed 4 hits and 1 earned run in 8 innings, was removed from the game.

Stan Hack had 3 hits and drove in 3 runs to help the Chicago Cubs defeat the Cardinals 8-3 before 34,124 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis.

Johnny Vander Meer pitched a 6-hitter to win the pitchers' duel over Lee Howard as the Cincinnati Reds edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 in the first game of a doubleheader before 6,329 fans at Crosley Field in Cincinnati. Claude Corbitt scored the run in the bottom of the 7th inning when he drew a leadoff walk and scored on a 2-out single by Bob Usher. In the second game, Benny Zientara led off the bottom of the 8th with a double and scored on a ground out by Al Lakeman to break a 2-2 tie and give the Reds a 3-2 win and the sweep.

Spud Chandler pitched a 5-hitter to finish the season with a record of 20-8 as the New York Yankees blanked the Philadelphia Athletics 6-0 in the first game of a doubleheader at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. Vic Raschi pitched a 5-hit complete game to win the pitchers' duel over Bill McCahan as the Yankees completed the sweep with a 2-1 win in the second game, which was called after 7 innings because of darkness.

Bob Feller pitched a 6-hit complete game to win the pitchers' duel over Hal Newhouser as the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 4-1 before 47,876 fans at Briggs Stadium in Detroit. Mr. Feller finished the season with a record of 26-15, and his 5 strikeouts gave him 348 for the season, 1 short of the major league record set by Rube Waddell of the Philadelphia Athletics in 1904. Mr. Newhouser allowed 9 hits and 4 earned runs in pitching a complete game defeat and finishing the season at 26-9.

The St. Louis Browns, trailing 7-0 after 6 innings, scored 8 runs in the last 3 innings to defeat the Chicago White Sox 8-7 before 6,046 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago.

60 years ago
1956


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)--Doris Day (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Heimweh--Freddy Quinn (10th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Mirror): Lay Down Your Arms--Anne Shelton (2nd week at #1)

#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Hound Dog/Don't Be Cruel--Elvis Presley (Best Seller--7th week at #1; Jukebox--5th week at #1); Don't Be Cruel--Elvis Presley (Disc Jockey--4th week at #1; Top 100--4th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Don't Be Cruel--Elvis Presley (3rd week at #1)
2 Hound Dog--Elvis Presley
3 My Prayer--The Platters
4 Canadian Sunset--Hugo Winterhalter and his Orchestra with Eddie Heywood
--Andy Williams
5 Honky Tonk (Parts 1 and 2)--Bill Doggett
6 Tonight You Belong to Me--Patience and Prudence
7 Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)--Doris Day
8 The Fool--Sanford Clark
--The Gallahads
9 Just Walking in the Rain--Johnnie Ray
10 Allegheny Moon--Patti Page

Singles entering the chart were It Isn't Right (#33)/You'll Never Never Know (#35) by the Platters; Out of Sight, Out of Mind by the Five Keys (#34); I Walk the Line by Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two (#40); Blue Moon by Elvis Presley (#42); A Heart Without a Sweetheart by Gale Storm (#48); and Lay Down Your Arms, with versions by the Chordettes and Anne Shelton (#50).

Died on this date
Anastasio Somoza Garcia, 60
. President of Nicaragua, 1937-1947, 1950-1956. General Somoza, leader of the Nationalist Liberal Party, was elected President in December 1936, although the result was suspiciously lopsided. He was effectively a dictator from 1937 until his death, eight days after being shot in León by poet Rigoberto López Pérez. General Somoza was succeeded by his son Luis.

Diplomacy
Sources in Washington reported that the U.S.A., U.K., and France were conferring on a possible joint statement on the Suez Canal dispute, to be presented to the United Nations Security Council.

Politics and government
The People's Republic of China's Communist Party Politburo was enlarged from 13 to 19 members, with Mao Tse-tung remaining as Central Committee and Politburo chairman.

Defense
USS Ranger, the third U.S. Navy aircraft carrier in the heavy Forrestal class, was launched at Newport News, Virginia.

Law
U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower nominated New Jersey Supreme Court Justice William Brennan to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court of the United States caused by the retirement of Justice Sherman Minton.

Agriculture
Egypt signed an agreement for the purchase of 200,000 tons of wheat from the U.S.S.R.

Football
IRFU
Toronto (3-5) 22 @ Ottawa (4-4) 43
Montreal (6-2) 44 @ Hamilton (3-5) 43

WIFU
British Columbia (4-6) 28 @ Saskatchewan (6-3) 46
Winnipeg (5-4) 37 @ Calgary (2-8) 14

The Alouettes' win over the Tiger-Cats at Civic Stadium remains the highest-scoring game ever decided by 1 point in regulation time in what counts as Canadian Football League history.

The Stampeders' loss to the Blue Bombers at Mewata Stadium was the first game for Otis Douglas as Calgary's head coach; he replaced Tommy Thompson, who had held the position for one game after the firing of Jack Hennemier.

Baseball
Al Lopez announced his resignation as manager of the Cleveland Indians, effective the following day, when the team played its final game of the season. Mr. Lopez was in his sixth season managing the Indians, and had led them to the 1954 American League pennant.

50 years ago
1966


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): Distant Drums--Jim Reeves (2nd week at #1)

Protest
Three days of race riots concluded in San Francisco.

40 years ago
1976


Football
CIAU
Saskatchewan (2-2) 18 @ Manitoba (1-3) 24
Alberta (1-3) 6 @ Calgary (3-1) 24

Freshman Darrell Moir completed 12 of 14 passes, including a touchdown to Larry Leathem, and rushed 4 times for 34 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Dinosaurs came back from an early 6-0 deficit to defeat the Golden Bears before 2,000 fans at McMahon Stadium in a rare Wednesday night game. Jim Hartley converted all 3 touchdowns and added a field goal. Joe Poplawski kicked 2 field goals for Alberta.

Baseball
John Montefusco pitched a no-hitter for the San Francisco Giants as they shut out the Atlanta Braves 9-0 before 1,369 fans at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. The only batter to reach base against Mr. Montefusco was Jerry Royster, who drew a base on balls to lead off the 4th inning.

Wayne Garrett hit a grand slam off former teammate Tom Seaver in the 4th inning to begin the Montreal Expos' scoring as they beat the New York Mets 7-2 before 27,903 fans at Shea Stadium in New York in the last Expos Baseball telecast of the season on CBC. Ellis Valentine hit a 2-run homer off Mr. Seaver, who allowed 7 hits and 7 earned runs in 8 innings to finish the season with a record of 14-11. Steve Rogers pitched a 7-hit complete game victory to finish his season with a record of 7-17.

Steve Renko pitched a 5-hitter to win the pitchers' duel over Larry Demery, who allowed just 3 hits, as the Chicago Cubs edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 before 2,880 fans at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. Rick Monday's home run with 2 out in the top of the 6th inning accounted for the scoring.

Rick Sutcliffe made his major league debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers, pitching 5 scoreless innings and allowing just 2 hits and leaving with no decision before the Dodgers scored to defeat the Houston Astros 1-0 before 11,600 fans at Dodger Stadium. Stan Wall allowed 1 hit in 3 innings of relief and became the winning pitcher when Steve Garvey singled home Bill Buckner with 2 out in the bottom of the 6th inning for the only run. Houston starter Joe Sambito allowed 3 hits and 1 earned run in 7 innings in taking the loss. It was also the first game for Tom Lasorda as the Dodgers' manager; he replaced Walter Alston, who retired with 4 games remaining in his 23rd season as manager.

Graig Nettles hit a 2-run home run off Luis Tiant in the 1st inning and hit a grand slam off Mr. Tiant in the 2nd inning to lead the New York Yankees to a 9-6 win over the Boston Red Sox before 23,980 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Mr. Nettles also hit 2 doubles and scored 4 runs. Catfish Hunter allowed 8 hits and 5 runs--2 earned--in 7 innings to finish the regular season with a record of 17-15. Mr. Tiant allowed 5 hits and 7 runs--all earned--in 1 2/3 innings to fall to 21-12. Cesar Tovar pinch hit for starting New York designated hitter Gene Locklear and batted 0 for 2 in the 1,488th and last game of his 12-year major league career.

Nolan Ryan pitched a 2-hitter and struck out 11 batters to win the pitchers' duel over Ken Brett as the California Angels blanked the Chicago White Sox 3-0 before 5,650 fans at Anaheim Stadium. Mr. Ryan improved his 1976 record to 16-18, while Mr. Brett, who allowed 7 hits and 2 earned runs while pitching a complete game, fell to 10-12.

Larry Gura pitched a 4 hitter and improved his record for the season to 4-0 as the Kansas City Royals shut out the Oakland Athletics 4-0 before 19,631 fans at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum to almost clinch the American League West Division title. The Royals led the second-place Athletics by 3 1/2 games, with 3 games left for Kansas City and 4 games remaining for Oakland.

30 years ago
1986


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Venus--Bananarama (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Easy Lady--Spagna (3rd week at #1)

Died on this date
Artie Gore, 78
. U.S. baseball player and umpire. Mr. Gore played shortstop in the Class B New England League in 1928 and 1929, batting .245 with 1 home run in 66 games. He then became an umpire and worked in 1,464 games in the National League from 1947-1956. Mr. Gore worked in the 1951 and 1953 World Series and the 1949 and 1956 All-Star Games, but was released in December 1956 to make room for younger umpires.

Baseball
Cleveland Indians' second baseman Jay Bell became the ninth player in major league history to hit a home run on the first major league pitch he faced, but the Indians lost 6-5 to the Minnesota Twins before 6,232 fans at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis. Mr. Bell homered off Bert Blyleven, who thus set a major league record by giving up his 47th home run of the season.

In the first-ever major league pitching matchup between rookie brothers, Greg Maddux beat his brother Mike as the Chicago Cubs beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-3 before 14,355 fans at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia.

Orel Hershiser pitched an 8-hit shutout, hit a single and double, and scored a run as the Los Angeles Dodgers blanked the San Diego Padres 10-0 before 9,054 fans at Jack Murphy-San Diego Stadium. Enos Cabell played the first 6 innings in right field for Los Angeles, batting 2 for 2 with a double, 2 bases on balls, 2 runs, and 1 putout in the field in the 1,327th and last game of his 15-year major league career.

25 years ago
1991


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (7th week at #1)

#1 single in Austria (Ö3): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams

#1 single in Switzerland: (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (9th week at #1)

Died on this date
Lou Nova, 78
. U.S. boxer. Mr. Nova, a resident of Oakland, California, won the U.S. and world amateur heavyweight championships in 1935 and compiled a record of 49-9-5 in a professional career lasting from 1936-1945. His biggest wins were technical knockouts over former world champion Max Baer in 1939 and 1941. Oddly, Mr. Nova died 50 years to the day after he fought for the world heavyweight championship, losing to Joe Louis by a technical knockout with 1 second remaining in the 6th round at the Polo Grounds in New York. He had minor acting roles in movies and television from 1943-1968.

World events
A coup led by Army General Raoul Cédras, Army Chief of Staff Phillipe Biamby, and Chief of the National Police, Michel François deposed Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who had been elected eight months earlier.

Golf
The United States regained the Ryder Cup with a 14 1/2-13 1/2 victory over Europe on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Bernhard Langer of Germany missed a six-foot putt on the 18th hole in the deciding match, giving Hale Irwin a tie and the half-point the United States needed for the victory.

Football
CFL
Toronto (9-4) 25 @ Ottawa (5-8) 24
Calgary (9-4) 21 @ Saskatchewan (5-8) 40

The Rough Riders had 520 yards net offense to just 216 for the Argonauts, but the Argonauts still edged the Rough Riders before 26,172 fans at Lansdowne Park.

Kent Austin passed for 2 touchdowns and rushed for 2 more to lead the Roughriders over the Stampeders before 22,736 fans at Taylor Field in Regina on a windy Sunday afternoon.

20 years ago
1996


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Twisted--Keith Sweat (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Austria (Ö3): Break My Stride--Unique II (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Wannabe--Spice Girls (3rd week at #1)

Auto racing
Jeff Gordon raced to his 10th NASCAR victory of the year in the farewell Winston Cup race at North Wilkesboro Speedway in North Carolina, giving him a seemingly insurmountable 111-point lead over his teammate Terry Labonte for the season's title. Mr. Labonte, despite just two victories, had just enough of them to win the driver's title.

Football
CFL
Montreal (7-6) 38 @ Hamilton (7-7) 39
British Columbia (4-10) 12 @ Edmonton (9-5) 32

Paul Osbaldiston kicked a 32-yard field goal on the last play of regulation time to give the Tiger-Cats their win over the Alouettes before 17,740 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium. It was the second straight game in which Mr. Osaldiston had kicked a game-winning field goal on the final play. Hamilton quarterback Anthony Calvillo completed 27 of 36 passes for 443 yards and 4 touchdowns, and marched the Tiger-Cats 70 yards on the final drive.

Danny McManus completed 3 touchdown passes to Darren Flutie as the Eskimos beat the Lions before 26,784 fans at Commonwealth Stadium.

10 years ago
2006


Disasters
Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907, a Boeing 737 jet, collided in mid-air with an Embraer Legacy 600 business jet near Peixoto de Azevedo, Mato Grosso, Brazil, killing 154 people and triggering a Brazilian civil aviation crisis.

Football
CFL
Montreal (8-6) 23 @ Winnipeg (7-8) 20

Robert Edwards rushed for 109 yards and Damon Duval kicked 4 field goals to help the Alouettes end a 6-game losing streak with their win over the Blue Bombers before 28,028 fans at Canad Inns Stadium. It was the final game for Don Matthews as Montreal's head coach; he was fired and replaced by general manager Jim Popp.

CIS
Saskatchewan (5-0) 55 @ Calgary (0-4) 10

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

September 28, 2016

1,400 years ago
616


Born on this date
Javanshir
. King of Caucasian Albania, 637-680. Javanshir was the son of Prince Varaz Grigor, who converted to Christianity in 637 but was deposed by Sasanian King Yadzegerd III, who refused to recognize his conversion. Javanshir thus became King of Caucasian Albania. He was known for his bravery and intelligence, but was assassinated by rival nobles on January 1, 680 at the age of 63 and was succeeded by Varaz-Tiridates I.

950 years ago
1066


War
William the Conqueror's forces invaded England, beginning the Norman conquest of England.

225 years ago
1791


World events
France became the first country to emancipate its Jewish population.

175 years ago
1841


Born on this date
Georges Clemenceau
. Prime Minister of France, 1906-1909, 1917-1920. Dr. Clemenceau, an Independent Radical, was a physician and journalist who held various political offices in a career that stretched for almost 50 years. He's perhaps best remembered for representing France in negotiations that produced the Treaty of Versailles after World War I. Dr. Clemenceau died on November 24, 1929 at the age of 88.

125 years ago
1891


Born on this date
Myrtle Gonzalez
. U.S. actress. Miss Gonzalez appeared in at least 78 films from 1913-1917 and was Hollywood's first star of Hispanic ancestry. She was a victim of the influenza epidemic and died on October 22, 1918 at the age of 27.

Died on this date
Herman Melville, 72
. U.S. author. Mr. Melville was best known for his novel Moby-Dick (1851), which was based on his experiences as a sailor on a whaling ship.

100 years ago
1916


Born on this date
Peter Finch
. U.K.-born Australian actor. Mr. Finch had a distinguished career on stage and in films in Australia and the United Kingdom, but is probably best remembered for playing television newscaster Howard Beale in the movie Network (1976), which earned him an Academy Award as Best Actor. The Oscar was presented posthumously, because Mr. Finch died of a heart attack in the lobby of the Beverly Hills Hotel on January 14, 1977 at the age of 60, the day after appearing as a guest of Johnny Carson on Tonight. Mr. Finch had just completed work on the made-for-television movie Raid on Entebbe (1977), for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award for his portrayal of Israeli politician Yitzhak Rabin.

75 years ago
1941


War
An uprising by the residents of the northern Greek city of Drama against Bulgarian occupation began.

World events
German authorities in Prague arrested Alois Elias, Prmier of the Nazi-created Protectorate of Bohemia-Moravia, on a charge of "preparation for high treason."

Defense
The largest war games in the history of the United States, involving 400,000 troops, ended after 10 days of mock battle in northern Louisiana.

Diplomacy
U.S. representative Averell Harriman and U.K. representative Lord Beaverbrook arrived in Moscow for aid talks and were received by U.S.S.R. dictator Josef Stalin.

Baseball
Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox, who entered the day's doubleheader against the Philadelphia Athletics at Shibe Park in Philadelphia with a batting average of .401, batted 4 for 5 in the first game and 2 for 3 in the second game to finish the season at .406. The Red Sox won the opener 12-11 and the Athletics won 7-1 in the second game, which was called after 8 innings because of darkness. Lefty Grove, whose best years were with the Athletics, was the starting pitcher for the Red Sox in the second game and left the game--his final major league appearance--after giving up 4 hits and 3 runs--all earned--in the 1st inning. Rookie Fred Caligiuri was the winning pitcher for the Athletics, allowing 6 hits and 1 earned run while pitching a complete game.

Dave Koslo pitched a 6-hit complete game to get his first major league win as the New York Giants edged the Boston Braves 2-1 before 2,310 fans at Braves Field.

Bob Chipman pitched 5 scoreless innings in relief of Larry French to earn a win in his major league debut as the Brooklyn Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 before 12,870 fans at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn.

Bill Clemensen pitched a 5-hit complete game for his only major league win, allowing 1 earned run as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 before 4,137 fans at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. The Pirates spoiled Bucky Walters' bid for a 20-win season; the Cincinnati ace allowed 7 hits and 3 earned runs in pitching a complete game loss and finishing the season with a record of 19-15. Pittsburgh first baseman Ripper Collins batted 0 for 2 with a run batted in in the 1,084th and last game of his 9-year major league career. The game was played in 1 hour 39 minutes.

Johnny Beazley of the St. Louis Cardinals and Russ Meers of the Chicago Cubs made their major league debuts against each other as starting pitchers before 4,470 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Mr. Beazley won the duel, pitching a 10-hit complete game as the Cardinals won 3-1. Mr. Meers allowed 5 hits and 2 runs--1 earned--in 8 innings.

70 years ago
1946


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): To Each His Own--Eddy Howard and his Orchestra (7th week at #1)

Diplomacy
The Italian Political and Territorial Commission of the Paris Peace Conference approved the French-proposed Italian-Yugoslav border, providing for internationalization of Trieste as a free city. Yugoslavian Deputy Premier Edward Kardelj said that Yugoslavia would refuse to sign any treaty containing the proposed border, nor would it withdraw her forces from northwestern Istria.

Politics and government
Ismail Sidky Pasha resigned as Prime Minister of Egypt after failing to reach agreement with the U.K. on an Anglo-Egyptian military pact.

Iranian Prime Minister Ahmad Ghavam Saltaneh rejected demands for regional authority in Iran, while the Iranian Ambassador to the United Kingdom asked the British government to investigate charges that British diplomatic officials in southern Iran had encouraged autonomy movements.

Europeana
King George II returned to Greece after 5 1/2 years of exile.

Football
IRFU
Hamilton (0-4-1) 6 @ Montreal (2-1-1) 21
Toronto (3-0-2) 12 @ Ottawa (2-2) 6

WIFU
Saskatchewan (0-5) 0 @ Winnipeg (3-1) 6

ORFU
Toronto Balmy Beach (1-3) 1 @ Hamilton (3-1) 8
Ottawa (0-4) 3 @ Toronto Indians (4-0) 18
Windsor (1-3) 6 @ Sarnia (3-1) 7

Canadian university
Exhibition
Loyola 11 @ Queen's 35
Toronto 48 Ontario Agricultural College 11
McGill 24 McMaster 5

Canadian university-junior
Exhibition
University of Western Ontario 91 Oshawa junior 0
Calgary Stampeders (Junior) 0 @ University of Alberta 35

Doug Gauthier scored a touchdown in the 3rd quarter to provide the necessary scoring as the Blue Bombers shut out the Roughriders at Osborne Stadium.

8,000 were in attendance at Civic Stadium to see the Wildcats defeat Balmy Beach, while 4,000 were at Norm Perry Park to see the Imperials edge the Rockets.

60 years ago
1956


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Lay Down Your Arms--Anne Shelton (2nd week at #1)

At the movies
The Best Things in Life are Free, starring Gordon MacRae, Dan Dailey, Ernest Borgnine, and Sheree North, opened in theatres.

Died on this date
William Boeing, 74
. U.S. aviation executive. Mr. Boeing founded Pacific Aero Products Company in 1916, which became the Boeing Aircraft Company in 1929.

Diplomacy
Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Saudi Arabian King Saud ended three days of talks with a communique urging a negotiated Suez Canal agreement and expressing hope that "there will be no recourse to political and economic pressure."

Football
ORFU
Toronto (5-2) 21 @ Rochester (0-5) 8

Bob Smith scored 2 touchdowns and Bernie Custis added another as Balmy Beach beat the Rockets in what turned out to be the last game the Rockets ever played. The financially-troubled expansion team had three subsequent games cancelled, and were dropped from the league on October 15. This game was ordered stricken from the record on October 22, although I don't know if the individual statistics still counted. Roy King scored his fifth touchdown of the season for Rochester.

50 years ago
1966


Diplomacy
Indonesia returned to the United Nations, increasing UN membership to 119 nations.

Senegalese President Leopold Senghor arrived in Washington and conferred with U.S. President Lyndon Johnson.

40 years ago
1976


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Dancing Queen--ABBA (6th week at #1)

Music
The album Songs in the Key of Life by Stevie Wonder was released. The album consisted of two long-play records and a four-song bonus extended-play record.

Boxing
Muhammad Ali (53-2) retained his world heavyweight title with a unanimous 15-round decision over Ken Norton (37-4) at Yankee Stadium in New York. It was the third and last fight between the two: Mr. Norton had broken Mr. Ali's jaw in winning a 12-round split decision on March 31, 1973, and Mr. Ali had won a 12-round split decision on September 10, 1973.



Football
Calgary high school
Junior
Henry Wise Wood 12 St. Mary's 0

30 years ago
1986


Politics and government
The Democratic Progressive Party was established, becoming the first opposition party in Taiwan.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (8-5) 26 @ Toronto (7-5) 16
Calgary (7-6) 39 @ Saskatchewan (5-7-1) 24

The Blue Bombers took advantage of mistakes to defeat the Argonauts before 23,500 fans at Exhibition Stadium.

The Stampeders amassed 78 yards rushing and 462 yards passing in defeating the Roughriders before 25,078 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. The Saskatcewan offense produced 153 yards rushing and 284 yards passing.

25 years ago
1991


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (10th week at #1)

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Say Yes--Chage and Aska (9th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Rapput (Senza Fiato)--Claudio Bisio; Rocco Tanica (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Asi Me Gusta--Chimo Bayo (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (8th week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): Auteuil, Neuilly, Passy (rap BCBG)--La Zoubida--Lagaf' (10th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (8th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (12th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I Adore Mi Amor--Color Me Badd (2nd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I Adore Mi Amor--Color Me Badd
2 The Promise of a New Day--Paula Abdul
3 Time, Love and Tenderness--Michael Bolton
4 Motownphilly--Boyz II Men
5 Things that Make You Go Hmmm...--C+C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams
6 Emotions--Mariah Carey
7 Love of a Lifetime--Firehouse
8 Good Vibrations--Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch featuring Loleatta Holloway
9 Shiny Happy People--R.E.M.
10 Do Anything--Natural Selection featuring Niki Haris

Singles entering the chart were Cream by Prince and the New Power Generation (#68); That's What Love is For by Amy Grant (#70); With You by Tony Terry (#87); Rush by Big Audio Dynamite II (#88); Save Me by the Rembrandts (#89); You're the Story of My Life by Desmond Child (#90); and Good Time by Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers (#91).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (9th week at #1)
2 The Motown Song--Rod Stewart (with the Temptations)
3 The Promise of a New Day--Paula Abdul
4 Time, Love and Tenderness--Michael Bolton
5 Shiny Happy People--R.E.M.
6 Hole Hearted--Extreme
7 The Real Love--Bob Seger
8 I am Here--The Grapes of Wrath
9 It Hit Me Like a Hammer--Huey Lewis and the News
10 Too Many Walls--Cathy Dennis

Singles entering the chart were Don't Want to Be a Fool by Luther Vandross (#63); Don't Cry by Guns N' Roses (#73); Walk Through Fire by Bad Company (#75); Sunrise by the Triplets (#84); Into the Great Wide Open by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (#87); For You by Michael W. Smith (#88); Sex with Love by Lee Aaron (#90); Something Got Me Started by Simply Red (#92); and Send Me an Angel by the Scorpions (#96).

Died on this date
Miles Davis, 65
. U.S. jazz trumpeter. Mr. Davis was one of the most influential musicians in the history of jazz, figuring prominently in bebop and cool jazz. His 1959 album Kind of Blue is said to be the biggest-selling album in jazz history.

Defense
The United States Air Force Strategic Air Command stood down from alert all intercontinental ballistic missiles scheduled for deactivation under the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START) I treaty, as well as its strategic bomber force.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (8-5) 37 @ Hamilton (1-12) 27

13,626 fans were in attendance at Ivor Wynne Stadium to see the Lions defeat the Tiger-Cats.

CIAU
Saskatchewan 17 @ Alberta 31

The Golden Bears earned their first win under head coach Tom Wilkinson with a strong performance as they pulled a tremendous upset over the previously-undefeated defending national champion Huskies at Clarke Stadium in Edmonton.

Baseball
The New York Mets lost 6-2 to the Philadelphia Phillies before 16,967 fans at Shea Stadium in New York and then fired manager Bud Harrelson. The Mets had a record of 74-80, third in the National League East Division. Mr. Harrelson was replaced by coach Mike Cubbage.

Jeff Blauser's solo home run with 1 out in the top of the 9th inning provided the winning margin as the Atlanta Braves held on to edge the Houston Astros 5-4 before 8,647 fans at the Astrodome. The Astros scored a run in the bottom of the 9th and had runners on first and third bases with 2 out, but Jeff Bagwell was called out on strikes to end the game.

Jack Morris pitched a 6-hit shutout to improve his record for the season to 18-12 and the Minnesota Twins scored 4 runs in the 5th inning as they beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-0 before 50,319 fans at SkyDome in Toronto in a preview of the upcoming American League Championship Series.

The Baltimore Orioles scored 2 runs in the top of the 10th inning to break a 2-2 tie, but Lou Whitaker doubled home 3 runs with 2 out in the bottom of the 10th to give the Detroit Tigers a 5-4 win over the Orioles before 22,541 fans at Tiger Stadium.

Dean Palmer's 3-run home run with 2 out in the top of the 10th inning broke a 3-3 tie and gave the Texas Rangers a 6-3 win over the Oakland Athletics before 33,338 fans at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

20 years ago
1996


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Macarena--Los Del Rio (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Killing Me Softly--Regina (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Wannabe--Spice Girls (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Wallonia (Ultratop 40): Killing Me Softly--The Fugees (8th week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): How Bizarre--OMC (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): Ready or Not--The Fugees (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)--Los Del Rio (9th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Cash Box): I Love You Always Forever--Donna Lewis (4th week at #1)

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (7-6) 37 @ Saskatchewan (3-11) 15

Linebacker Angelo Snipes tied a league single-game record with 2 touchdowns on fumble returns as he helped the Blue Bombers defeat the Rough Rides before 19,861 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Mr. Snipes returned one fumble 26 yards for a touchdown, and scored his other TD when he recovered a Roughrider fumble in the Saskatchewan end zone.

CIAU
Saskatchewan 10 @ Alberta (3-1) 16

September 27, 2016

950 years ago
1066


War
William the Conqueror and his army set sail from the mouth of the River Somme, beginning the Norman conquest of England.

175 years ago
1841


Politics and government
Sir Charles Bagot was appointed Governor General of the Province of Canada; he arrived in Kingston January 10, 1842.

120 years ago
1896


Labour
Canadian Pacific Railway telegraph operators and despatchers in Montreal began a 10-day strike for shorter hours and higher wages.

100 years ago
1916


War
The 148th and 150th Battalions of the Montreal Infantry and the 189th Battalion of the Infantry of Fraserville embarked from Montreal for service in France.

World events
Emperor Iyasu V was proclaimed deposed as ruler of Ethiopia in a palace coup in favour of his aunt Zewditu I.

80 years ago
1936


Baseball
The Boston Bees scored 5 runs in the first 3 innings as they beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 in the first game of a doubleheader before 5,000 fans at Baker Bowl in Philadelphia. William Ford, in his only major league game, started on the mound for Boston, walked the first three batters, and was removed in favour of Guy Bush, who pitched the remainder of the game. 2 of the batters walked by Mr. Ford came around to score, leaving him with a career major league earned run average of infinity. In the second game, Claude Passeau pitched a 12-hit complete game, and hit a solo home run in the 4th inning that proved to be the deciding run, as the Phillies won 4-3. Philadelphia third baseman Chuck Sheerin batted 1 for 2 in the first game and 2 for 4 in the second game, singling in his last plate appearance in the 39th and last game of his only major league season.

The Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis to finish in a tie with the Cardinals for second place in the National League. St. Louis first baseman Johnny Mize was ejected in the 7th inning for arguing with an umpire, and Walter Alston replaced him. In his only major league game, Mr. Alston made 1 error in 2 fielding chances at first base and was struck out by winning pitcher Lon Warneke in his only plate appearance. Mr. Warneke allowed 12 hits and 3 earned runs in winning the pitching matchup with Dizzy Dean.

Jimmie Foxx hit a home run in each game as the Boston Red Sox split a doubleheader with the Philadelphia Athletics at Fenway Park in Boston, losing the first game 8-4 and winning the second game 5-4. Mr. Foxx drove in 4 runs in the first game and 2 in the second.

John Stone batted 5 for 5 with 2 triples, 2 runs, and 3 runs batted in to help the Washington Nationals defeat the New York Yankees 10-5 at Griffith Stadium in Washington.

Earl Averill, Hal Trosky, and Bruce Campbell each had 3 hits as the Cleveland Indians routed the Detroit Tigers 9-1 at League Park in Cleveland in a game that was called because of rain with 1 out in the bottom of the 6th inning. Bob Feller pitched a complete game victory, allowing 3 hits and no earned runs, walking 7 batters and striking out 6. Detroit pitcher Schoolboy Rowe had a chance to get his 20th win of the season, but he allowed 11 hits and 6 runs--5 earned--in 3 2/3 innings to take the loss, finishing the season with a 19-10 record.

75 years ago
1941


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Blue Champagne--Jimmy Dorsey and his Orchestra

Died on this date
Frank Burr Mallory, 78
. U.S. pathologist. Dr. Mallory's achievements included discovering and isolating the scarlet fever bacillus and discovering the cause of cirrhosis of the liver.

War
The Hungarian government reported that German dive bombers had destroyed the Yugoslavian town of Uzice in a battle with Serbian guerrillas. The American-owned tanker I.C. White, flying the Panamanian flag, was torpedoed and sunk in the South Atlantic Ocean.

Defense
The U.S. cargo ship SS Patrick Henry was launched, becoming the first of more than 2,700 Liberty ships.

Politics and government
Reinhard Heydrich was appointed by German Fuehrer Adolf Hitler as Reich Protector in Bohemia-Moravia.

Disasters
At least 100 people were killed in a hurricane that struck the Cabo Gracias area of Nicaragua.

Football
ERFU
Montreal (0-1) 5 @ Ottawa (1-0) 18
Toronto Balmy Beach (0-1) 6 @ Toronto Argonauts (1-0) 9

These were the first games played in the Eastern Rugby Football Union, which was taking the place of the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union, which had ceased operations for the duration of World War II. Toronto Balmy Beach had moved into the ERFU from the Ontario Rugby Football Union, while the other ERFU teams were holdovers from the IRFU. The Montreal team was known as the Bulldogs in 1941.

WIFU
Vancouver (1-5) 2 @ Regina (3-2) 22

70 years ago
1946


Died on this date
Oblitas Bustamente
. Bolivian criminal. Mr. Bustamente, a former lieutenant in the Bolivian Army, was hanged by a mob in La Paz after he attempted to assassinate President Tomas Monje Gutierrez.

Geoffrey de Havilland, Jr., 36. U.K. aviator. Mr. de Havilland, the son of the founder of de Havilland Aircraft Company, was the company's chief test pilot. He was killed while carrying out high speed tests in the de Havilland DH.108 TG306, which broke up over the Thames River estuary.

War
Prosecutors at the Tokyo trial of accused Japanese war criminals introduced 170 documents to show that Germany had encouraged Japan to strike at the United Kingdom and United States in the Pacific Ocean.

Protest
Five days of renewed rioting between Hindus and Muslims in India resulted in 23 deaths and 80 injuries in Agra, Calcutta, Bombay, and Dacca.

Politics and government
The Communist Party U.S.A. revealed that it had expelled one of its founders, William Dunne, because of "factional activity."

Business
The A&P food chain was fined $175,000 in Danville, Illinois after the conviction of 16 of its executives of running a monopoly.

Boxing
Tony Zale (58-16-2) retained his world middleweight title with a knockout of Rocky Graziano (43-7-5) at 1:43 of the 6th round at Yankee Stadium.



60 years ago
1956


Hit parade
#1 single in France (IFOP): Au revoir Rome--Lucienne Delyle (4th week at #1)

Died on this date
Gerald Finzi, 55
. U.K. composer. Mr. Finzi was best known for his choral works, including the cantata Dies natalis (1939). He died after a long battle with Hodgkin's disease.

Babe Didrikson Zaharias, 45. U.S. athlete. Mildred Ella Didrikson Zaharias was probably the greatest female athlete in history. Her accomplishments included two gold medals and a silver medal in track and field at the 1932 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles. She didn't take up golf until 1935, but she won 48 professional tournaments, including 10 major championships. Miss Didrikson married professional wrestler George Zaharias in 1938. She was still a top-ranked golfer when she died after a long battle with colon cancer.

Mel Apt, 32. U.S. military aviator. Captain Apt was a test pilot with the United States Air Force. Flying the Bell X-2 over the Mojave Desert in California, he became the first pilot to reach Mach 3--peaking at Mach 3.196--and had turned back toward Edwards Air Force Base, but inertia coupling led to the breakup of the plane. Capt. Apt separated the escape capsule, but the main parachute failed to open, and he was killed on impact with the ground before he could bail out.

Diplomacy
U.K. Prime Minister Anthony Eden and French Prime Minister Guy Mollet concluded two days of talks in Paris on the Suez Canal dispute.

World events
Bolivian political prisoners hijacked a plane flying them to La Paz from Santa Cruz and diverted it to Salta, Argentina, where they were granted political asylum.

Protest
Trials began in Poznan, Poland for three youths charged with participation in the mob murder of a security policeman, and nine others accused of attacking police buildings during riots in June.

Economics and finance
The International Monetary Fund granted Egypt a $15-million loan to meet foreign payment problems and to help her pay for 250,000 tons of Canadian wheat.

Oddities
New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center authorities declared that Javier Pereira, a Zenú Indian from Colombia who claimed to be 167 years old, may be "more than 150 years old."

Disasters
40 coal miners died when a coal mine in Calcutta was flooded.

50 years ago
1966


On television tonight
Wojeck, starring John Vernon, on CBC
Tonight's episode: Tell Them the Streets are Dancing, with guest star Bruno Gerussi

The Fugitive, starring David Janssen, on ABC
Tonight's episode: A Clean and Quiet Town, with guest stars Carol Rossen and Michael Strong

Politics and government
South Vietnam inaugurated the Constituent Assembly to write a new constitution.

Protest
Three days of race riots began in San Francisco.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (2-8) 23 @ Montreal (4-5) 25
Calgary (4-6-1) 16 @ Winnipeg (5-5) 9

George Bork completed a 48-yard touchdown pass to Gerry Sternberg, while Bob Paremore rushed 80 yards for a TD and Don Lisbon rushed 8 yards for another as the Alouettes edged the Lions before 18,000 fans at Molson Stadium. Former Lion Peter Kempf provided the winning margin with a field goal, while also kicking 3 converts and a single. Bill Munsey, Willie Fleming, and Sonny Homer scored B.C. touchdowns, while Bill Mitchell added 2 converts and a field goal.

Jerry Keeling tied Sam Etcheverry's 10-year-old league record by completing a pass to Terry Evanshen for a 109-yard touchdown in the 2nd quarter to help the Stampeders beat the Blue Bombers before 15,107 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Howard Starks scored the other Calgary touchdown, while Art Perkins scored the Winnipeg TD.

40 years ago
1976


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Dancing Queen--ABBA (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Anata Dake wo--Teruhiko Aoi (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): El Jardín Prohibido--Sandro Giacobbe (8th week at #1)

30 years ago
1986


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Easy Lady--Spagna (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): The Lady in Red--Chris de Burgh

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): The Final Countdown--Europe

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Don't Leave Me This Way--The Communards (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Don't Leave Me This Way--The Communards (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Stuck with You--Huey Lewis and the News (2nd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Stuck with You--Huey Lewis and the News (2nd week at #1)
2 Take My Breath Away--Berlin
3 Higher Love--Steve Winwood
4 Dancing on the Ceiling--Lionel Richie
5 Friends and Lovers--Gloria Loring and Carl Anderson
6 Dreamtime--Daryl Hall
7 Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)--Glass Tiger
8 Words Get in the Way--Miami Sound Machine
9 Walk This Way--Run-D.M.C.
10 Love-Zone--Billy Ocean

Singles entering the chart were Amanda by Boston (#43); Jumpin' Jack Flash by Aretha Franklin (#55); Freedom Overspill by Steve Winwood (#81); (Forever) Live and Die by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (#84); Love is the Hero by Billy Squier (#85); I Feel the Magic by Belinda Carlisle (#86); Walk Like an Egyptian by the Bangles (#87); Goin' Crazy! by David Lee Roth (#88); Welcome to the Boomtown by David and David (#89); and Who Says by Device (#90).. Aretha Franklin's version of Jumpin' Jack Flash was the title song from the movie.

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 Stuck with You--Huey Lewis and the News
2 Take My Breath Away--Berlin
3 Friends and Lovers--Gloria Loring and Carl Anderson
4 Venus--Bananarama
5 Rumors--Timex Social Club
6 Higher Love--Steve Winwood
7 Dancing on the Ceiling--Lionel Richie
8 Words Get in the Way--Miami Sound Machine
9 Glory of Love--Peter Cetera
10 Spirit in the Sky--Doctor and the Medics

Singles entering the chart were True Blue by Madonna (#84); Alana Loves Me by Kim Mitchell (#91); (It's) No Mystery by Harlequin (#95); 25 or 6 to 4 by Chicago (#96); Jody by Jermaine Stewart (#98); and Coming Around Again by Carly Simon (#99).

On television tonight
The Twilight Zone, on CBS
Tonight's episode: The Once and Future King, starring Jeff Yagher; A Saucer of Loneliness, starring Shelley Duvall

This was the first episode of the series' second season, and was a good one.

Died on this date
Chuck Sheerin, 77
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Sheerin was an infielder with the Philadelphia Phillies (1936), batting .264 with no home runs and 4 runs batted in in 39 games. He played in the minor leagues from 1933-1938, batting .248 with 28 home runs in 503 games. Mr. Sheerin died 50 years to the day of his last major league game.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (6-6-1) 31 @ Ottawa (2-10) 11

Mike Kerrigan passed 5 yards to Wayne Lee and 22 yards to Tony Champion for touchdowns, while Paul Osbaldiston added 2 converts, 5 field goals, and a single for the Tiger-Cats as they beat the Rough Riders before 17,221 fans at Lansdowne Park.

CIAU
Alberta 21 @ Manitoba 27

Baseball
Jack Morris pitched a 4-hit complete game as the Detroit Tigers edged the New York Yankees 1-0 in 10 innings before 25,778 fans at Yankee Stadium, improving his record for the season to 20-8. Lou Whitaker led off the top of the 10th inning with a single, advanced to second base on a sacrifice bunt, and scored on a 2-out single by Larry Herndon.

Larry Parrish hit a home run with 1 out in the top of the 4th inning for the game's only run as the Texas Rangers edged the California Angels 1-0 before 30,886 fans at Anaheim Stadium. Charlie Hough pitched a 2-hitter to improve his record for the season to 16-10, winning the pitchers' duel over Don Sutton, who allowed 2 hits and 1 earned 1 in 7 1/3 innings.

Scott McGregor pitched a 2-hitter and the Baltimore Orioles scored 4 runs in the 1st inning as they shut out the Milwaukee Brewers 7-0 before 22,191 fans at County Stadium in Milwaukee.

Jerry Hairston hit home runs in both games to help the Chicago White Sox sweep a twi-night doubleheader from the Minnesota Twins 5-2 and 4-3 before 14,148 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago. The White Sox won the second game when Ozzie Guillen singled home pinch runner Daryl Boston from third base with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th inning.

The Oakland Athletics scored 4 runs in the top of the 1st inning and went on to defeat the Kansas City Royals 6-3 in the first game of a twi-night doubleheader before 28,375 fans at Royals Stadium. The Athletics scored 5 runs in the first 3 innings and won the second game 9-6 to complete the sweep. Dennis Leonard started on the mound for Kansas City in the second game and allowed 7 hits and 3 runs--all earned--in 1 1/3 innings, but escaped with no decision in the 313th and last game of his 13-year major league career.

Floyd Youmans of the Montreal Expos pitched a 2-hit complete game and recorded 15 strikeouts, but still lost 1-0 to the Philadelphia Phillies before 6,493 fans at Olympic Stadium in Montreal. Von Hayes led off the top of the 4th inning with a base on balls and Mike Schmidt followed with a double to score Mr. Hayes with the only run. Don Carman, Tom Hume, and Steve Bedrosian combined for a 6-hit shutout for the Phillies.

An error by relief pitcher Barry Jones allowed the New York Mets to score 2 runs in the top of the 11th inning to break a 2-2 tie and defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 before 13,210 fans at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh.

Ryne Sandberg tripled home 2 runs and came around to score as the Chicago Cubs scored 4 runs in the top of the 10th inning to break a 1-1 tie and held on to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 before 31,968 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis. The Cardinals had runners on second and third bases with 2 out in the bottom of the 10th, but Mike LaValliere lined out to center field to end the game. Chicago catcher Mike Martin doubled in the 8th inning for his only major league hit, batting 1 for 4 in the 8th and last game of his only major league season.

Buddy Bell hit a 3-run home run with 2 out in the top of the 11th inning to break a 4-4 tie and give the Cincinnati Reds a 7-4 win over the San Diego Padres before 8,708 fans at Jack Murphy-San Diego Stadium. The Padres trailed 4-0 after 8 1/2 innings, but tied the game with 4 runs in the bottom of the 9th.

25 years ago
1991


Hit parade
#1 single in Germany (Media Control): Bacardi Feeling (Summer Dreamin')--Kate Yanai (7th week at #1)

Law
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee deadlocked 7-7 on the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (7-6) 15 @ Edmonton (8-5) 31

Warren Jones quarterbacked the Eskimos to victory over the Blue Bombers before 30,212 fans at Commonwealth Stadium, while the Edmonton defense held league rushing leader Robert Mimbs to 14 yards on 12 carries.

20 years ago
1996


Hit parade
#1 single in Germany (Media Control): Wannabe--Spice Girls (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Coco Jamboo--Mr. President (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Mohammad Najibullah, 49
. 7th President of Afghanistan, 1987-1992. Dr. Nabijullah, a member of the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (Communist), was President during the U.S.S.R.'s occupation of the country. When rebel Taliban forces captured Kabul, Dr. Najibullah and his brother Shahpur were castrated and then dragged to their deaths behind trucks.

War
Rebel Taliban forces captured the Afghan capital city of Kabul after driving out President Burhanuddin Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah.

Environment
The Liberian tanker ship Julie N. spilled thousands of gallons of oil after crashing into the Million Dollar Bridge in Portland, Maine.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (3-10) 17 @ Calgary (10-4) 24

Kelvin Anderson rushed for 77 yards, including a 4-yard touchdown, to help the Stampeders defeat the Rough Riders before 21,607 fans at McMahon Stadium and clinch a playoff spot.

September 26, 2016

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Jennifer Korchinski!

110 years ago
1906


Baseball
The Pittsburgh Pirates shut out the Philadelphia Phillies 8-0 at Baker Bowl in Philadelphia in a game that was called after 6 innings. Pittsburgh pitcher Lefty Leifield was pitching a no-hitter when the game was called.

90 years ago
1926


Football
AFL
Chicago (0-0-1) 7 @ Newark (0-0-1) 7
New York (0-1) 0 @ Cleveland (1-0) 10
Los Angeles (0-1) 3 @ Rock Island (1-0) 7

These were the first games played in the American Football League, the first rival to the National Football League.

80 years ago
1936


On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Louis Hector and Harry West, on MBS
Tonight's episode: Wisteria Lodge

Football
IRFU-intercollegiate (Exhibition)
Queen's University 3 @ Ottawa 14

WIFU-intercollegiate exhibition
North Dakota State College 13 @ Winnipeg 33

The Blue Bombers beat the Bisons before 4,000 fans at Osborne Stadium in a game played entirely under American rules.

75 years ago
1941


Diplomacy
Japanese Foreign Minister Teijiro Toyoda said that the aim of the Axis Tripartite Pact was not only to establish a "new world order," but also to prevent the spread of hostilities.

Authorities in French Indochina protested to Japan against the arrest on September 25-26 of more than 100 Annamites and supporters of the Chinese government in Chungking by Japanese troops in Hanoi and Haiphong.

Religion
Protestant Digest published a statement signed by 700 Protestant leaders criticizing aviator Charles Lindbergh's September 11 speech in Des Moines, and declaring "anti-Semitism is anti-Christianity." Colonel Lindbergh, speaking on behalf of the America First Committee, had blamed advocacy of U.S. intervention into the European War on British and Jewish interests, and the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Science
Professor Ernest Lawrence of the University of California described the creation of "man-made" cosmic rays in a cyclotron.

70 years ago
1946


Diplomacy
U.S. Information Service operations in Belgrade were halted by U.S. Ambassador Richard Patterson at the demand of the Yugoslav government.

Politics and government
Following British policy in India, Governor of Burma Sir Hubert Rance formed an executive council with representatives of all parties to prepare for independence.

Education
The Japanese Education Ministry reported that 743 teachers had been dismissed out of 80,508 screened under the purge directive of Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers in Japan General Douglas MacArthur.

Scandal
The Soviet Council of Ministers ordered eight Communist Party leaders and collective famr officials in Ukraine dismissed and prosecuted for graft.

Economics and finance
Despite reports of a "meat famine" in many American cities caused by widespread withholding of livestock from the market, U.S. President Harry Truman refused to raise or lift price ceilings on meat.

60 years ago
1956


Died on this date
Faith Bacon, 46
. U.S. dancer. Miss Bacon was a burlesque dancer in the 1920s and 1930s, who claimed to have invented the fan dance. She eventually fell on hard times, and after failing to find work in Chicago, jumped out of a second-floor hotel room window, landing on the roof of an adjacent building. She died a few hours later.

Diplomacy
United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold warned in a letter to the Security Council that unless growing tension between Israel and Jordan was brought "unde control rapidly" he would ask the Council to take up the matter.

The British Foreign Office rejected an absolute prohibition on the use of force against Egypt, reiterating that the "use of force in settling the dispute would be a last resort."

U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower urged the Polish government to give "tangible evidence" that Stalinist methods had been abandoned through "fair and open" trials of demonstrators arrested in connection with recent unrest in Poznan.

Society
U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon disclosed that he was an hopnourary member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peoples, and called for "moderate, steady advancement" toward racial integration.

Disasters
Typhoon Harriet struck Okinawa and Japan, leaving 23 dead.

Football
ORFU
Kitchener-Waterloo (5-1) 32 @ Toronto (4-2) 7
Sarnia (4-3) 21 @ London (2-5) 8

Billy Graham scored his 11th touchdown of the season and added 3 converts and a field goal as the Dutchmen routed Balmy Beach. Carl Totzke, Homer Jenkins, and Mr. O'Hara scored the other K-W touchdowns. Art Scullion scored the Toronto touchdown on a 37-yard pass from quarterback Bernie Custis.

Embry Robinson scored 2 touchdowns and 2 converts to lead the Golden Bears over the Lords at Labatt Park. Don McKeever scored the other Sarnia TD, while Mr. DeArmon scored the London touchdown, and Jack Jacobs converted and added a single.

50 years ago
1966


Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Juanita Banana--Luis Aguilé (11th week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Merry Ploughboy--Dermot O'Brien

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Sunny Afternoon--The Kinks
2 Get Away--Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames
3 You Can't Hurry Love--The Supremes
4 Off to Dublin in the Green--The Abbey Tavern Singers/Merry Ploughboy--The Carlton Showband
5 Sunshine Superman--Donovan
6 Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby--The Beatles
7 Cherish--The Association
8 Land of 1000 Dances--Wilson Pickett
9 Respectable--The Outsiders
10 Guantanamera--The Sandpipers

Singles entering the chart were The Lion Sleeps Tonight by the Townsmen (#81); We've Got a Groovy Thing Going by Wes Dakus (#83); Only When You're Lonely by the Grass Roots (#88); Mr. Spaceman by the Byrds (#91); I Can't Hold On Much Longer by Paul Jones (#92); All I See is You by Dusty Springfield (#93); Hooray for Hazel by Tommy Roe (#94); In Our Time by Nancy Sinatra (#95); Poverty by Bobby Bland (#97); C'est la Qu'on est le Mieux by Dick Rivers (#98); My Babe by the Big Town Boys (#99); and Dream with Me by Jacobson and Tansley (#100). My Babe was the B-side of August 32nd.

Space
Japan sent her first satellite into Earth orbit.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (7-4) 8 @ Ottawa (8-1) 18

Jim Dillard and Bo Scott scored touchdowns for the Rough Riders as they beat the Roughriders before 22,954 fans at Lansdowne Park to become the first team in 1966 to clinch a playoff spot. Moe Racine converted both touchdowns and added a field goal and a single. Ron Lancaster passed to Hugh Campbell for the Saskatchewan touchdown.

40 years ago
1976


Died on this date
Leopold Ružička, 89
. Austro-Hungarian born Swiss chemist. Dr. Ružička was awarded a share of the 1939 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for his work on polymethylenes and higher terpenes."

Buddy Crump, 74. U.S. baseball player. Arthur Elliott Crump played center field with the New York Giants on September 28, 1924, batting 0 for 4 with a run batted in in his only major league game. He played 7 seasons in the minor leagues from 1923-1935; in 1927 he hit .345 with the Norfolk Tars of the Class B Virginia League.

Rip Russell, 61. U.S. baseball player. Glen David Russell was a first baseman with the Chicago Cubs (1939-1942) and Boston Red Sox (1946-1947), batting .245 with 29 home runs and 192 runs batted in in 425 games. He played in 2 games of the 1946 World Series as a pinch hitter, batting 2 for 2 with a run scored.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (7-4) 2 @ Montreal (5-4-1) 23
Calgary (0-10-1) 10 @ Saskatchewan (8-3) 35

Joe Barnes, making his first start at quarterback in the CFL, rushed for one touchdown and passed to Peter Dalla Riva for another as the Alouettes defeated the Rough Riders before a league record crowd of 68,505 in the first game ever played at Olympic Stadium. Montreal kicker Don Sweet set a professional record with his 18th consecutive field goal.

Ron Lancaster completed 23 of 35 passes for 351 yards to lead the Roughriders over the Stampeders before 20,534 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Keith Barnette, in his first start in a Saskatchewan uniform, rushed for a touchdown and caught a pass for another, but suffered a career-ending knee injury when tackled after taking a handoff on a totally unnecessary play on the last play of the 1st half. Roger Aldag started at centre for Saskatchewan; it was his first CFL game, and the start of a 17-year Hall of Fame career. It was the first game for the Stampeders under head coach Joe Tiller, two days after Bob Baker had been fired.

Baseball
Greg Luzinski hit a 3-run home run with 2 out in the top of the 6th inning to provide all the scoring needed as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Montreal Expos 4-1 in the first game of a doubleheader before 14,166 fans in the last two major league games ever played at Jarry Park in Montreal. Jim Lonborg pitched a 4-hit complete game in the opener to improve his 1976 record to 17-10, and singled in the final Philadelphia run in the 7th inning. In the second game, Fred Andrews made his major league dbut at second base for the Phillies, drawing a base on balls in his first plate appearance, and then singling and scoring on a single by Tim Blackwell in the 6th inning to break a 1-1 tie and give the Phillies a 2-1 win in a game that was called because of rain after 7 innings. Mr. Andrews also made 3 putouts in the field and participated in a double play. The Phillies didn't use a single regular starter in their lineup in the second game.

Jerry Koosman allowed 4 hits and 1 run in 6 innings, with 9 strikeouts, to improve his record for the season to 21-9 as the New York Mets edged the Chicago Cubs 2-1 before 6,958 fans at Shea Stadium in New York. Bob Apodaca pitched 3 hitless innings to earn the save. Bill Bonham allowed 5 hits and 2 earned runs in 7 innings, falling to 8-13. Wayne Tyrone played the first 6 innings in left field for Chicago, batting 0 for 2 and making 1 putout in the 30th and last game of his only major league season.

30 years ago
1986


Hit parade
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Rage Hard--Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Law
William H. Rehnquist was sworn as the 16th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, while Antonin Scalia joined the Supreme Court as an associate justice.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (9-4) 13 @ Edmonton (9-3) 31

Stew Hill returned an interception for a touchdown and rookie Jeff Volpe, touching the ball for the first time in his CFL career, returned a punt 100 yards for another TD to help the Eskimos defeat the Lions before 41,570 fans at Commonwealth Stadium on a rainy Friday night. Mr. Volpe entered the game to replace starting safety Lou Deslauriers, who suffered a serious knee injury that kept him out of action for the rest of the 1986 season and all of 1987. Larry Crawford scored the B.C. touchdown late in the 2nd quarter when he intercepted a pass from Edmonton quarterback Matt Dunigan in the Edmonton end zone. Mr. Dunigan connected with Brian Kelly for an Edmonton touchdown. It was the last game in a B.C. uniform for running back Keyvan Jenkins.

Baseball
Brian Downing hit 2 home runs as the California Angels beat the Texas Rangers 8-3 before 46,677 fans at Anaheim Stadium to clinch the American League West Division pennant.

Jesse Barfield led off the top of the 12th inning with his American League-leading 36th home run of the season, giving the Toronto Blue Jays a 1-0 win over the Boston Red Sox before 33,657 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Jimmy Key allowed 5 hits in 7 2/3 innings before being relieved by Mark Eichhorn, who allowed 4 hits in 3 2/3 innings and was credited with the win. He was relieved by Tom Henke with 1 out and Wade Boggs on second base, and Mr. Henke retired the last two batters to get the save. Boston starter Roger Clemens allowed 8 hits in 9 innings before being relieved by Calvin Schiraldi, who allowed 3 hits and 1 earned run in taking the loss.

Chet Lemon's solo home run with 1 out in the top of the 9th inning provided the winning margin as the Detroit Tigers edged the New York Yankees 3-2 before 21,902 fans at Yankee Stadium. Mr. Lemon's homer gave Detroit a 3-1 lead, but New York came back with a run in the bottom of the 9th when Dave Winfield singled home Rickey Henderson with 2 out and advanced Willie Randolph to second base, but pinch hitter Phil Lombardi grounded into a force play to end the game.

Pete Vuckovich, Bill Wegman, and Mark Clear combined on a 3-hitter, while Rick Manning singled in the first run and hit a home run for the second run as the Milwaukee Brewers blanked the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 before 7,363 fans at County Stadium in Milwaukee. Mike Boddicker pitched a 5-hit complete game in taking the loss.

Brook Jacoby tripled home Otis Nixon and came home on an error by second baseman Harold Reynolds with 1 out in the top of the 12th inning to break a 7-7 tie and give the Cleveland Indians a 9-7 win over the Seattle Mariners before 6,061 fans at the Kingdome in Seattle.

Marvin Freeman allowed 1 hit in 6 innings and Kent Tekulve followed with 3 hitless innings as the Philadelphia Phillies blanked the Montreal Expos 5-0 before 6,133 fans at Olympic Stadium in Montreal. Tim Raines singled in the 4th inning for the only Montreal hit.

The Atlanta Braves withstood a 4-run 9th-inning rally to defeat the Houston Astros 5-4 before 6,754 fans at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. Terry Puhl led off the 9th by reaching first base on an error by Atlanta shortstop Andres Thomas; the next two batters made outs before the Astros produced 4 runs, knocking starting pitcher Doyle Alexander out of the box. With Dave Lopes on first base, pinch hitter Phil Garner flied out to right field to end the game. Mr. Alexander allowed 10 hits, and 4 runs--all unearned--in 8 2/3 innings to get the win.

Mike Aldrete tripled home 2 runs with 2 out in the bottom of the 8th inning and scored on a single by Candy Maldonado to produce all the runs as the San Francisco Giants shut out the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0 before 13,309 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Mike Krukow allowed 3 hits in 8 innings to improve his 1986 record to 19-8.

25 years ago
1991


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Don't Cry--Guns N' Roses (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Billy Vaughn, 72
. U.S. musician. Mr. Vaughn played numerous instruments and sang with the Hilltoppers, but was best known as a bandleader and musical director with Dot Records from 1954-1972. His orchestra performed music that virtually defines the term "easy listening," and placed 42 singles on the Billboard pop chart and 36 albums on the Billboard album chart.

Space
A European Space Agency rocket launched Canada's Anik-E1 communications satellite from Kourou, French Guiana, aboard an Ariane 44P rocket.

20 years ago
1996


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Insomnia--Faithless (3rd week at #1)

Died on this date
Nicu Ceausescu, 45
. Romanian politician. Mr. Ceausescu was the youngest child of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, and was considered his heir apparent. Nicu Ceausescu was made a member of the Executive Committee of the Romanian Communist Party, but was a drunk and a playboy. After the dictatorship fell, Nicu was sentenced to 20 years in prison for misuse of government funds under his father's regime; suffering from cirrhosis of the liver, he was released from prison in November 1992, and died in a Vienna hospital.

10 years ago
2006


Died on this date
Byron Nelson, 94
. U.S. golfer. Mr. Nelson played professionally from 1932-1946 and occasionally thereafter, winning 64 tournaments, including 5 majors. He's best remembered for winning 11 consecutive tournaments in 1945, a record that still stands. Mr. Nelson's many honours included induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.

Iva Toguri D'Aquino, 90. U.S.-born broadcaster. Miss Toguri, a native of Los Angeles, was the daughter of Japanese immigrants. She was visiting an ailing relative in Japan in the fall of 1941, and was unable to get on the last plane taking Americans out of the country before the Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941. Miss Toguri refused to renounce her American citizenship, and was declared an enemy alien. She worked as a typist and was pressured into doing radio propaganda broadcasts. Miss Toguri broadcast as "Orphan Ann" as one of several women who appeared on The Zero Hour, a propaganda program aimed at Allied prisoners of war. The women were collectively named "Tokyo Rose" by the POWs. Miss Toguri was arrested by American authorities at the conclusion of World War II in 1945 and released, and married Felipe D'Aquino. She was rearrested in 1948, convicted of one count of treason in 1949, and paroled in 1956 after serving six years of a 10-year sentence. In subsequent years it was revealed that the conviction was obtained through perjured testimony, and Mrs. D'Aquino was pardoned by U.S. President Ford on his last full day in office, January 19, 1977.

Theatre
The three-man play Broue, starring Michel Côté, Marcel Gauthier, and Marc Messier--featuring a day in the life of the Chez Willy Tavern--was honoured by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest running stage play, with the same actors from its inception (1979) in Montreal.