Wednesday, 26 October 2016

October 26, 2016

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Sveta!

525 years ago

Born on this date
. Emperor of China, 1505-1521. Zhengde, born Zhu Houzhao, was the eldest son of Emperor Hongzhi, and was an emperor of the Ming Dynasty. He reportedly abused his powers, and died at the age of 29 on April 20, 1521 after falling out of a boat while drunk and contracting an illness from the waters of the Grand Canal. Zhengde was succeeded on the throne by his cousin Jiajing.

150 years ago

Died on this date
John Labatt, 63
. U.K.-born Canadian brewer. Mr. Labatt, a native of Ireland, emigrated to Canada in the 1830s and settled near London, Upper Canada. He and Samuel Eccles founded Labatt and Eccles in 1847; the company is known today as Labatt Brewing Company.

100 years ago

Born on this date
François Mitterand
. 21st President of France and Co-Prince of Andorra, 1981-1995. Mr. Mitterand, a Socialist, held various positions before assuming the presidency, which he held longer than any other person (so far). He was the first Socialist President of the Fifth Republic. Mr. Mitterand died on January 8, 1996 at the age of 79.

80 years ago

The first electric generator at Hoover Dam went into full operation.

75 years ago

On the radio
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, on NBC
Tonight's episode: The Solitary Cyclist

German troops drove on Rostov, the gateway to the Caucasus. An "Aid to Russia" rally in London drew 10,000 people demanding an invasion of the European continent to help Russia.

Two tornadoes struck the towns of Dardanelle and Hamburg in Arkansas, killing 17 people and injuring more than 200.

70 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): To Each His Own--Eddy Howard and his Orchestra (11th week at #1)

On the radio
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Tom Conway and Nigel Bruce, on ABC
Tonight's episode: The Hungry Cat

Died on this date
Ioannis Rallis, 68
. Prime Minister of Greece, 1943-1944. Mr. Rallis, the son of former Prime Minister Dimitrios Rallis, held various positions before World War II as a member of the People's Party, and was the third and last Prime Minister who led a collaborationist puppet government under Nazi occupation of Greece during World War II. He was sentenced to life imprisonment for collaboration and treason after the war, and died in prison.

Nationalist Chinese forces reported capturing the Manchurian port of Antung on the Korean border.

Continued violence between Hindus and Muslims in Calcutta resulted in 27 deaths. Civil strife was also reported in Bombay and eastern Bengal, with thousands of refugees fleeing to Calcutta.

Egyptian Prime Minister Ismail Sidky Pasha returned to Cairo after further treaty discussions with British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin.

Economics and finance
French Prime Minister Georges Bidault warned of panic buying and inflation, and urged farmers to stop withholding food from the market in order to get higher prices.

The American Federation of Labor National Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots ended it 26-day strike against East and Gulf coast ship operators with an agreement calling for a 15% pay increase.

Toronto (6-2-2) 8 @ Ottawa (4-4-2) 5

Winnipeg 18 @ Calgary 21 (First game of 2-game total points series)

Toronto Indians (7-1-1) 11 @ Hamilton (7-1-1) 20
Ottawa (0-9) 1 @ Toronto Balmy Beach (5-4) 8
Sarnia (4-5) 6 @ Windsor (3-6) 13

Canadian university
Western Ontario (4-0) 12 @ McGill (1-3) 7
Queen's (0-4) 7 @ Toronto (3-1) 39
Saskatchewan (0-3) 5 @ Alberta (3-0) 14

Messrs. Harrison, Gilkes, and Holdsworth scored touchdowns for the Stampeders as they defeated the Blue Bombers before 4,000 fans at Mewata Stadium. Winnipege quarterback Walt Dobler connected with Bill Ordway for touchdown passes of 16 and 55 yards, rushed for a touchdown of his own, and converted all 3 TDs.

14,500 fans at Molson Stadium in Montreal saw the Mustangs defeat the Redmen.

Ken Fraser and Eric MacDonald scored touchdowns for the Golden Bears as they beat the Huskies at Varsity Stadium in Edmonton. Jim McFayden rushed 87 yards for the Saskatchewan TD in the 2nd quarter.

60 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): A Woman in Love--Frankie Laine (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Walter Gieseking, 60
. French-born German musician. Mr. Gieseking was a concert pianist known for his interpretation of the works of Beethoven, Mozart, and French impressionist composers. He died in London, 10 days before his 61st birthday, after a pancreatitis operation.

Hungarian Prime Minister Imre Nagy appealed for calm as demonstrators battled with Soviet troops.

Squads of Singaporean riot police began to clear an estimated 2,000 teenage students barricaded inside two private schools which the government had ordered closed two weeks earlier due to Communist agitators.

Politics and government
Former South Carolina Governor James Byrnes urged the state's voters to reject both President Dwight Eisenhower and Democratic Party nominee Adlai Stevenson in the November 1956 U.S. presidential election and instead cast their ballots for electors pledged to Senator Harry Byrd (Democrat--Virginia).

Sarnia (6-4) 32 @ Kitchener-Waterloo (7-3) 21

Paul Kozley scored 2 touchdowns for the Golden Bears as they defeated the Dutchmen at Kitchener Stadium. Gene Robillard, Mr. Gendron, and Bill Robinson scored the other Sarnia TDs. Billy Graham led Kitchener-Waterloo with 2 touchdowns and 3 converts.

50 years ago

Hit parade
Australia's top 10 (Go-Set):
1 Needle in a Haystack--The Twilights (2nd week at #1)
2 Step Back/Cara Lyn--Johnny Young and Kompany
3 Born a Woman--Sandy Posey
--Judy Stone
4 Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby--The Beatles
5 Lady Godiva--Peter and Gordon
6 You Can't Hurry Love--The Supremes
7 Ever Lovin' Man--The Loved Ones
8 Somewhere My Love (Lara's Theme)--Ray Conniff and the Singers
9 Out of Time--Chris Farlowe
10 Sunny--Bobby Hebb

Singles entering the chart were Winchester Cathedral by the New Vaudeville Band (#11); I Don't Care by Los Bravos (#30); No Milk Today by Herman's Hermits (#32); Billy and Sue by B.J. Thomas (#36); You Won't Find that Kind in Me by Digger Revell (#38); and The Wanderer by Robbie Snowden (#39).

On television tonight
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, on CBC

This was the first broadcast of the Peanuts special, which was first broadcast in the United States the following night, on CBS.

Died on this date
Alma Cogan, 34
. U.K. singer. Miss Cogan, born Alma Cohen, was one of the most popular singers in Britain in the 1950s, with a steady string of hit singles. Her biggest hit was Dreamboat, which spent two weeks at #1 on both New Musical Express and Record Mirror charts in July 1955. Miss Cogan's popularity in her homeland diminished in the 1960s, but she began recording in foreign languages and achieved success in other countries. She died of ovarian cancer.

The United States launched the satellite Intelsat (International Telecommunications Satellite Consortium) II F-1 from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The satellite's purpose was to open the first such commercial communications across the Pacific Ocean.

40 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Dancing Queen--ABBA (10th week at #1)

On television tonight
Family, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Home Movie

Transkei became the first South African bantustan (black homeland) to gain independence. The United Nations voted 134-0 in favour of a resolution calling Transkei independence a sham--a way for the South African government to continue white minority rule.

30 years ago

Died on this date
Jackson Scholz, 89
. U.S. runner. Mr. Scholz won a gold medal as part of the American 4 x 100-metre relay team in the 1920 Summer Olympic Games in Antwerp. He won a gold medal in the men's 200-metre run and a silver medal in the 100-metre event in the 1924 Olympics in Paris, and finished fourth in the 200-metre event in the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam. The men's 100-metre run in the 1924 Olympics was depicted in the movie Chariots of Fire (1981), with Brad Davis playing Mr. Scholz. Mr. Scholz was the only one of the featured characters from that movie who was still alive when the film was released, and he appeared in a commercial for American Express several years later.

Hector Pothier, offensive tackle with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League, was arrested at Winnipeg International Airport as the team was preparing to return home after their 42-20 loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers the night before. Mr. Pothier had hashish in his luggage, and fled to the men's washroom in an attempt to destroy the evidence, but was unsuccessful. Several days later, CFL Commissioner announced that Mr. Pothier was suspended for the rest of the 1986 season and all of 1987, but the punishment was soon commuted to suspension just for the remainder of the 1986 season, including post-season.

Toronto (8-8) 10 @ Hamilton (8-8-1) 20
British Columbia (10-6) 29 @ Saskatchewan (6-9-1) 17

Ken Hobart relieved starting quarterback Mike Kerrigan at the start of the 2nd half and produced 10 points to lead the Tiger-Cats over the Argonauts before 24,430 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium.

Melvin Byrd returned an interception 56 yards for a touchdown with less than 2 minutes remaining to clinch the Lions' win over the Roughriders before 16,388 fans at Taylor Field in Regina, ending B.C.'s 4-game losing streak.

25 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Rush--Big Audio Dynamite (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Say Yes--Chage and Aska (13th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Rapput (Senza Fiato)--Claudio Bisio; Rocco Tanica (9th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Asi Me Gusta--Chimo Bayo (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): James Brown is Dead--L.A. Style

#1 single in France (SNEP): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): James Brown is Dead--L.A. Style

#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (16th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Emotions--Mariah Carey (3rd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Romantic--Karyn White
2 Emotions--Mariah Carey
3 Do Anything--Natural Selection featuring Niki Haris
4 Hole Hearted--Extreme
5 Can't Stop this Thing We Started--Bryan Adams
6 Good Vibrations--Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch featuring Loleatta Holloway
7 I Adore Mi Amor--Color Me Badd
8 Something to Talk About--Bonnie Raitt
9 Cream--Prince and the New Power Generation
10 Real, Real, Real--Jesus Jones

Singles entering the chart were Spending My Time by Roxette (#68); O.P.P. by Naughty by Nature (#79); I've Got a Lot to Learn About Love by the Storm (#82); Love Thing by Tina Turner (#87) ; Double Good Everything by Smokey Robinson (#89); and Shot of Poison by Lita Ford (#90). Double Good Everything was Mr. Robinson's first single on the SBK label, after more than 30 years with the Motown corporation.

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 Can't Stop this Thing We Started--Bryan Adams
2 Emotions--Mariah Carey
3 Life is a Highway--Tom Cochrane
4 Hole Hearted--Extreme
5 Calling Elvis--Dire Straits
6 The Real Love--Bob Seger
7 Good Vibrations--Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch featuring Loleatta Holloway
8 I Adore Mi Amor--Color Me Badd
9 Love...Thy Will Be Done--Martika
10 Real, Real, Real--Jesus Jones

Singles entering the chart were When a Man Loves a Woman by Michael Bolton (#53); Powerdrive by Longfellow (#67); The Fire Inside by Bob Seger (#69); Into the Fire by Sarah McLachlan (#71); Love Thing by Tina Turner (#82); Waiting by Roch Voisine (#83); Top of the World by Van Halen (#89); Save Up All Your Tears by Cher (#92); No More Tears by Ozzie Osbourne (#95); and Happy Ever After by the Bee Gees (#96).

Winnipeg (9-8) 20 @ Ottawa (7-10) 46

Angelo Snipes returned an interception 85 yards for a touchdown in the 3rd quarter to snuff out a Winnipeg rally and help the Rough Riders defeat the Blue Bombers before 23,060 fans at Lansdowne Park.

World Series
World Series
Atlanta Braves 3 @ Minnesota Twins 4 (11 innings) (Best-of-seven series tied 3-3)

Kirby Puckett's home run off Charlie Leibrandt leading off the bottom of the 11th inning before 55,155 fans at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis sent the series to a seventh game. Rick Aguilera, the fourth Minnesota pitcher of the game, was the winning pitcher.

20 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Macarena--Los Del Rio (9th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Born Slippy--Underworld (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Banger hart--Rob de Nijs

#1 single in Wallonia (Ultratop 40): Aïcha--Khaled

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Words--Boyzone (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): Say You'll Be There--Spice Girls

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)--Los Del Rio (13th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Cash Box): I Love You Always Forever--Donna Lewis (8th week at #1)

Winnipeg (9-8) 30 @ Ottawa (3-14) 29

Troy Westwood's 21-yard field goal with 12 seconds remaining in regulation time gave the Blue Bombers their win before 15,095 fans at Frank Clair Stadium in the last home game ever played by the Ottawa Rough Riders.

Manitoba (0-7) 3 @ Alberta (4-3) 44

World Series
Atlanta Braves 2 @ New York Yankees 3 (New York won best-of-seven series 4-2)

The Yankees scored 3 runs in the 3rd inning and held on to edge the Braves before 56,375 fans at Yankee Stadium for their 23rd World Series championship, and their first in 18 years. The Braves scored a run in the 9th and had runners on first and second bases with 2 out, but Mark Lemke popped out to third baseman Charlie Hayes to end the series. Jimmy Key allowed 5 hits and 1 earned run in 5 1/3 innings to get the win over Greg Maddux, who allowed 8 hits and 3 earned runs in 7 2/3 innings.

10 years ago

World Series
Detroit Tigers 4 @ St. Louis Cardinals 5 (St. Louis led best-of-seven series 3-1)

David Eckstein doubled home Aaron Miles with 2 out in the bottom of the 8th inning to break a 4-4 tie and give the Cardinals their win over the Tigers before 46,470 fans at Busch Stadium.

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