Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Jennifer Korchinski!
110 years ago
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
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
On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Louis Hector and Harry West, on MBS
Tonight's episode: Wisteria Lodge
Queen's University 3 @ Ottawa 14
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
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.
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.
Professor Ernest Lawrence of the University of California described the creation of "man-made" cosmic rays in a cyclotron.
70 years ago
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Typhoon Harriet struck Okinawa and Japan, leaving 23 dead.
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
#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.
Japan sent her first satellite into Earth orbit.
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
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.
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.
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
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Rage Hard--Frankie Goes to Hollywood
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.
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.
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
#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.
A European Space Agency rocket launched Canada's Anik-E1 communications satellite from Kourou, French Guiana, aboard an Ariane 44P rocket.
20 years ago
#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
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.
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.
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