1,200 years ago
Louis the Pious, King of the Franks, was crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Stephen IV at Reims.
90 years ago
New York Yankees 0 @ St. Louis Cardinals 4 (St. Louis led best-of-seven series 2-1)
Jesse Haines pitched a 5-hitter to win the pitchers' duel over Dutch Ruether before 37,708 fans at Sportsman's Park in the first World Series game ever played in St. Louis. The game was played in 1 hour 41 minutes.
80 years ago
The Jarrow March, an organized protest of 200 men against the unemployment and poverty suffered in the English Tyneside town of Jarrow, set off for London. The men arrived on October 31.
The Brooklyn Dodgers fired manager Casey Stengel after finishing 7th in the 8-team National League in 1936 with a record of 67-87, 25 games behind the pennant-winning New York Giants.
New York Giants 5 @ New York Yankees 4 (10 innings) (Yankees led best-of-seven series 3-2)
Jo-Jo Moore led off the top of the 10th inning with a double, advanced to third base on a sacrifice bunt by Dick Bartell, and scored on a fly to center field by Bill Terry to break a 4-4 tie and give the Giants the win before 50,024 fans at Yankee Stadium. In the bottom of the 10th, Bill Dickey led off with a single, and Bob Seeds pinch ran for him at first base. After the next 2 batters made outs, Mr. Seeds was caught stealing at second base to end the game. Hal Schumacher pitched a complete game and was the winning pitcher over Pat Malone, who pitched the last 4 innings for the Yankees in relief of Red Ruffing.
75 years ago
On the radio
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, on NBC
Tonight's episode: The Illustrious Client
This was the first episode of the season.
Died on this date
Louis Brandeis, 84. U.S. jurist. Mr. Brandeis was a lawyer who advocated progressive public causes and became the first Jewish member of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving as an Associate Justice from 1916-1939. He was known for his opinions in defense of freedom of speech and the right to privacy.
Radio reports from Moscow claimed that Soviet bombers had flown missions over Yugoslavia to aid Serbian guerrillas fighting German forces.
Japan broke off relations with the Polish government-in-exile in London.
Politics and government
Swedish reports stated that a radical socialist government had been created in Montenegro to organize anti-Nazi resistance.
Women voted in Panama for the first time in the election of provincial council members under the new constitution.
Over 17,000 people attended a "Fun to be Free" rally, sponsored by Fight for Freedom in New York. Bill "Bojanges" Robinson tap-danced on a mock coffin of German Fuehrer Adolf Hitler to the tune of When That Man is Dead and Gone.
Motion picture producer David O. Selznick bought a 25% interest in United Artists.
New York Yankees 7 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 4 (New York led best-of-seven series 3-1)
The Dodgers led 4-3 with 2 out in the top of the 9th inning before 33,813 fans at Ebbets Field, and Hugh Casey, working in his fifth inning of relief for the Dodgers, had 2 strikes on Tommy Henrich of the Yankees. Mr. Henrich swung and missed at the third strike, but Mr. Owen dropped the ball, and Mr. Henrich reached first base safely. The Yankees then rallied for 4 unearned runs to win the game. Johnny Murphy was the winning pitcher in relief for the Yankees. Atley Donald started on the mound for the Yankees and Kirby Higbe for the Dodgers.
70 years ago
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): To Each His Own--Eddy Howard and his Orchestra (8th week at #1)
The Italian Economic Commission of the Paris Peace Conference voted to fix Italian war reparations at $225 million in addition to the $100 million previously awarded to the U.S.S.R.
The Iranian General Staff ordered government forces to subdue rebellious Ghashghai tribesmen in the province of Fars.
Economics and finance
U.S. Price Administrator Paul Porter urged continuation of price controls for the sake of stabilization, while War Mobilization and Reconversion adviser Eric Johnston called for an end to "the fiction of controls," claiming that they lacked public support and constituted "an open invitation" to the growth of black markets.
Montreal (2-2-1) 14 @ Ottawa (3-2) 24
Hamilton (0-5-1) 0 @ Toronto (4-0-2) 22
Calgary (4-2) 9 @ Saskatchewan (1-5) 10
Toronto Indians (4-0-1) 14 @ Hamilton (3-1-1) 14
Ottawa (0-4) 7 @ Windsor (2-3) 12
Toronto Balmy Beach (2-3) 27 @ Sarnia (2-3) 7
Queen's (0-1) 12 @ McGill (1-0) 18
Toronto (0-1) 7 @ Western Ontario (1-0) 20
University of Alberta (2-0) 14 Edmonton Maple Leafs 0
Annis Stukus completed a touchdown pass to Doug Pyzer on the last play of the game to give the Indians their tie with the Wildcats before 11,000 fans at Civic Stadium, but Mr. Stukus missed the convert that would have won the game for the Indians.
4,000 fans at Norm Perry Park saw the Imperials lose to Balmy Beach.
18,000 fans, including Canadian Governor General Viscount Alexander and Lady Alexander, were at Molson Stadium in Montreal to see the Redmen defeat the Golden Gaels.
10,000 fans were at J.W. Little Memorial Stadium in London to see the Mustangs defeat the Varsity Blues.
60 years ago
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Lay Down Your Arms--Anne Shelton (3rd week at #1)
The third London conference on the Suez crisis ended after naming the U.S.A., U.K., France, Italy, Iran, and Norway to the Suez Canal Users' Association Council. The United Nations Security Council opened debate on a complaint by France and Britain against Egypt's nationalization of the Suez Canal.
Yugoslavian President Marshal Josip Tito returned to Belgrade after nine days of talks in Russia with U.S.S.R. leaders and Hungarian Premier Gero.
The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled the state's school segregation laws unconstitutional, upholding integration at Clinton High School in Clinton.
The United Mine Workers of America and the Bituminous Coal Operators Association signed a one-year contract in Cincinnati giving 150,000 soft-coal miners a package raise totalling 30c per hour, the biggest won in any major industry so far in 1956 and the greatest salary boost in UMW history.
Toronto (5-3) 9 @ Kitchener-Waterloo (6-1) 17
Billy Graham scored his 12th and 13th touchdowns of the season and added a convert, field goal, and single to lead the Golden Bears over Balmy Beach at Kitchener Stadium. Mr. Rossi scored the Toronto touchdown.
New York Yankees 8 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 13 (Brooklyn led best-of-seven series 2-0)
Yogi Berra hit a grand slam to climax a 5-run 2nd inning and give the Yankees a 6-0 lead before 36,217 fans at Ebbets Field, but the Dodgers rallied for 6 runs in the bottom of the 2nd to tie the game, and went on to win. Don Bessent pitched the final 7 innings of relief to get the win, and singled in a run.
50 years ago
Australia's top 10 (Go-Set):
1 Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby--The Beatles
2 Sunshine Superman--Donovan
3 Black is Black--Los Bravos
4 With a Girl Like You--The Troggs
5 Somewhere My Love (Lara's Theme)--Ray Conniff and the Singers
6 Born a Woman--Sandy Posey
7 Easyfever (EP)--The Easybeats
8 Born Free--Matt Monro
9 Summer in the City--The Lovin' Spoonful
10 Bus Stop--The Hollies
This was the first edition of the chart; for the rest of the top 40 singles, click the link above.
At the movies
Seconds, directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Rock Hudson, opened in theatres.
There was a partial core meltdown at the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station near Monroe, Michigan. No radioactive material was released.
Baltimore Orioles 5 @ Los Angeles Dodgers 2 (Baltimore led best-of-seven series 1-0)
Frank Robinson hit a 2-run home run and Brooks Robinson followed with a solo homer in the top of the 1st inning to give the Orioles a 3-0 lead, providing all the scoring necessary as they defeated the Dodgers before 55,941 fans at Dodger Stadium in the first World Series game played by the Orioles since 1944, when they were the St. Louis Browns. Another run in the top of the 2nd made it 4-0, but Jim Lefebvre hit a solo homer for Los Angeles in the bottom of the 2nd to make it 4-1. When Baltimore starting pitcher Dave McNally walked the bases loaded with 1 out in the bottom of the 3rd, he was relieved by Moe Drabowsky, who struck out Wes Parker, walked Jim Gilliam to force in a run, and retired John Roseboro on a foul popup. Mr. Drabowsky then shut out the Dodgers the rest of the way, striking out 10 more batters, including the side in the 4th and 5th innings to tie the World Series record for consecutive strikeouts set by Hod Eller of the Cincinnati Reds in 1919. Don Drysdale allowed 4 hits, 2 bases on balls, and 4 runs--all earned--in 2 innings to take the loss.
40 years ago
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Dancing Queen--ABBA (7th week at #1)
On television tonight
Family, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Coming Apart
Died on this date
Lars Onsager, 72. Norwegian-born U.S. chemist and physicist. Dr. Onsager was awarded the 1968 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for the discovery of the reciprocal relations bearing his name, which are fundamental for the thermodynamics of irreversible processes."
Barbara Nichols, 47. U.S. actress. Miss Nichols, born Barbara Nickerauer, appeared in supporting roles--often as a stereotypical blonde--in numerous films and television programs in the 1950s and '60s. She died from liver damage left over from a car accident years earlier.
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the death penalty was not a cruel and unusual penalty within the meaning of the Canadian Bill of Rights.
In the American League expansion draft, the Toronto Blue Jays picked infielder Bob Bailor from the Baltimore Orioles as their first choice among 30 unprotected players on other American League rosters; the Seattle Mariners picked outfielder Ruppert Jones from the Kansas City Royals.
30 years ago
Died on this date
Hal B. Wallis, 88. U.S. film producer. Mr. Wallis, born Aaron Blum Wolowicz, worked at Warner Brothers in the 1930s and '40s, and later worked for Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures. He was nominated for 20 Academy Awards, winning the 1943 Oscar for Best Picture for Casablanca.
The London newspaper The Sunday Times ran Mordechai Vanunu's story on its front page under the headline: "Revealed — the secrets of Israel's nuclear arsenal". Mr. Vanunu was an Israeli peace activist and former nuclear technician.
British Columbia (9-5) 15 @ Montreal (3-10) 28
Toronto (7-6) 20 @ Winnipeg (9-5) 48
The Montreal defense, led by end Brett Williams, recorded 10 sacks as the Alouettes upset the Lions before only about 5,200 fans at Olympic Stadium. Zenon Andrusyshyn, who had been a kicker and punter for the Toronto Argonauts, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and Edmonton Eskimos from 1971-1977 and 1979-1982, played his first game in a Montreal uniform.
John Hufnagel completed 24 of 41 passes for 339 yards and 3 touchdowns to lead the Blue Bombers over the Argonauts before 28,356 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Lester Brown played his first game at running back for Winnipeg, replacing the departed James Sykes.
25 years ago
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (11th week at #1)
#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Say Yes--Chage and Aska (10th week at #1)
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Rapput (Senza Fiato)--Claudio Bisio; Rocco Tanica (6th week at #1)
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Asi Me Gusta--Chimo Bayo (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (9th week at #1)
#1 single in France (SNEP): Auteuil, Neuilly, Passy (rap BCBG)--La Zoubida--Lagaf' (11th week at #1)
#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (9th week at #1)
#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (13th week at #1)
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Good Vibrations--Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch featuring Loleatta Holloway
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I Adore Mi Amor--Color Me Badd (2nd week at #1)
2 Emotions--Mariah Carey
3 Motownphilly--Boyz II Men
4 Good Vibrations--Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch featuring Loleatta Holloway
5 Do Anything--Natural Selection featuring Niki Haris
6 Time, Love and Tenderness--Michael Bolton
7 Love of a Lifetime--Firehouse
8 Shiny Happy People--R.E.M.
9 Romantic--Karyn White
10 Hole Hearted--Extreme
Singles entering the chart were Get a Leg Up by John Mellencamp (#58); Top of the World by Van Halen (#80); Whispers by Corina (#84); All I Need is You by Blue Train (#85); Try a Little Tenderness by the Commitments (#88); and Cool as Ice (Everybody Get Loose) by Vanilla Ice featuring Naomi Campbell (#90).
Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 The Motown Song--Rod Stewart (with the Temptations)
2 The Promise of a New Day--Paula Abdul
3 (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams
4 The Real Love--Bob Seger
5 Hole Hearted--Extreme
6 Shiny Happy People--R.E.M.
7 Time, Love and Tenderness--Michael Bolton
8 I am Here--The Grapes of Wrath
9 Calling Elvis--Dire Straits
10 Can't Stop this Thing We Started--Bryan Adams
Singles entering the chart were Heaven in the Back Seat by Eddie Money (#62); 100 Watt Bulb by Infidels (#69); Ballad of Youth by Richie Sambora (#86); Cream by Prince and the New Power Generation (#87); Spending My Time by Roxette (#88); Medicine Man by Aldo Nova (#89); Do Anything by Natural Selection featuring Niki Haris (#92); Top of the Pops by the Smithereens (#93); That's What Love is For by Amy Grant (#95); and One Shot by Tin Machine (#96).
An Indonesian military transport crashes after takeoff from Jakarta, killing 137.
Winnipeg (7-7) 21 @ Toronto (10-4) 22
Lance Chomyc kicked a field goal with 40 seconds remaining in regulation time to give the Argonauts their win over the Blue Bombers before 32,194 fans at SkyDome. The winning kick was set up by a penalty against Winnipeg for objectionable conduct.
British Columbia 14 @ Alberta (2-3) 21
20 years ago
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Macarena--Los Del Rio (6th week at #1)
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Professional Widow--Tori Amos
#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Wannabe--Spice Girls (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in Wallonia (Ultratop 40): Wannabe--Spice Girls
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Words--Boyzone
#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): Breakfast at Tiffany's--Deep Blue Something
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)--Los Del Rio (10th week at #1)
U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I Love You Always Forever--Donna Lewis (5th week at #1)
2 Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)--Los Del Rio
3 It's All Coming Back to Me Now--Celine Dion
4 Twisted--Keith Sweat
5 Loungin--LL Cool J
6 Change the World--Eric Clapton
7 Only You--112
8 Where Do You Go--No Mercy
9 If Your Girl Only Knew--Aaliyah
10 How Do U Want It/California Love--2Pac (featuring KC & JoJo)/(featuring Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman)
Singles entering the chart were This is Your Night by Amber (#27); If it Makes You Happy by Sheryl Crow (#31); What's Love Got to Do with It by Warren G featuring Adina Howard (#42); Bow Down by Westside Connection (#43); Let's Get the Mood Right by Johnny Gill (#58); Your Secret Love by Luther Vandross (#61); Everything Falls Apart/Small Wonder by Dog's Eye View (#62); Walls by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (#65); Steelo by 702 (#75); Can't Knock the Hustle by Jay-Z (#82); and At Night I Pray by Wild Orchid (#86).
Calgary (11-4) 31 @ Ottawa (3-11) 24
Winnipeg (7-7) 12 @ Toronto (12-2) 28
Quarterback Jeff Garcia rushed for a touchdown in the 4th quarter to give the Stampeders their win over the Rough Riders before 15,025 fans at Frank Clair Stadium. The loss eliminated Ottawa from playoff contention.
Doug Flutie competed 22 of 33 passes and threw 3 touchdown passes to lead the Argonauts over the Blue Bombers before 17,310 fans at SkyDome. Winnipeg quarterback Kent Austin completed 8 of 17 passes for 88 yards and an interception.
National League Division Series
Los Angeles 2 @ Atlanta 5 (Atlanta won best-of-five series 3-0)
St. Louis 7 @ San Diego 5 (St. Louis won best-of-five series 3-0)
American League Division Series
New York 6 @ Texas 4 (New York won best-of-five series 3-1)
Baltimore 4 @ Cleveland 3 (12 innings) (Baltimore won best-of-five series 3-1)
10 years ago
National League Division Series
St. Louis 2 @ San Diego 0 (St. Louis led best-of-five series 2-0)
Los Angeles 1 @ New York 4 (New York led best-of-five series 2-0)
American League Division Series
Detroit 4 @ New York 3 (Best-of-five series tied 1-1)
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