Sunday, 9 October 2016

October 9, 2016

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Sarah Son!

130 years ago

Round 1
Toronto 68 @ Peterboro 6

In a game called after 7 innings because of darkness, the Chicago White Stockings beat the Boston Beaneaters 12-3 at South End Grounds in Boston to clinch the National League pennant.

110 years ago

World Series
Chicago White Sox 2 @ Chicago Cubs 1 (White Sox led best-of-seven series 1-0)

Nick Altrock pitched a 4-hit complete game and singled to set up the deciding run in the 6th inning to win the pitchers' duel over Three Finger Brown, who also went the distance before 12,693 fans at West Side Park.

100 years ago

Toronto 9 @ Hamilton 18 (1st game of 2-game total points series)

The 205th Battalion defeated the 180th Battalion, aka Sportsmen, at Hamilton Amateur Athletic Association Grounds in the first game of the Overseas Football League, a senior league that played while the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union and Ontario Rugby Football Union ceased operations for the duration of World War I.

World Series
Brooklyn Robins 1 @ Boston Red Sox 2 (14 innings) (Boston led best-of-seven series 2-0)

Babe Ruth, a king of pitchers before he became the Sultan of Swat, allowed a 1st-inning inside-the-park home run by Hy Myers and then tossed 13 1/3 scoreless innings for the Red Sox as they edged the Dodgers before 41,373 fans at Braves Field. Dick Hoblitzell led off the bottom of the 14th with a single and advanced to second base on a sacrifice bunt by Duffy Lewis before being replaced by pinch runner Mike McNally. Pinch hitter Del Gainor then singled home Mr. McNally to end the game.

90 years ago

Ottawa (1-0) 8 @ Hamilton (1-1) 6
Montreal (1-1) 13 @ Toronto (0-1) 8

Hamilton (0-2) 6 @ University of Toronto II (1-1) 18

Canadian university
Toronto (0-1) 3 @ McGill (1-0) 7

Mr. Booth returned a blocked punt for a touchdown in the 4th quarter to break an 8-8 tie and give the Winged Wheelers their win over the Argonauts at Maple Leaf Stadium.

New York (2-1) 13 @ Boston (1-1) 0
Los Angeles (0-3) 0 @ Philadelphia (2-0) 3

World Series
St. Louis Cardinals 10 @ New York Yankees 2 (Best-of-seven series tied 3-3)

The Cardinals scored 3 runs in the 1st inning and broke the game open with 5 in the 7th--climaxed by a 2-run home run by Les Bell--as they routed the Yankees before 48,615 fans at Yankee Stadium. Pete Alexander pitched an 8-hit complete game to win the pitching matchup over Bob Shawkey.

80 years ago

The first generator at Hoover Dam began transmitting electricity to Los Angeles.

Joe Louis (26-1) knocked out Jorge Brescia (8-1) at 2:12 of the 3rd round of their heavyweight bout at the Hippodrome in New York City.

75 years ago

Died on this date
Charles Lorenzo Clarke, 88
. U.S. engineer. Mr. Clarke was the oldest surviving associate of Thomas Edison and the original chief engineer of Edison Electric Light Company.

Helen Morgan, 41. U.S. singer. Miss Morgan, born Helen Riggin, was perhaps the most famous torch singer of the 1920s and '30s, in nightclubs and on the Broadway stage. She was a heavy drinker for much of her life, and died of cirrhosis of the liver.

German Reich Press Chief Otto Dietrich declared that the war in the East was essentially over, declaring, "For all military purposes, Soviet Russia is done with."

Politics and government
Ricardo Adolfo de la Guardia was elected President of Panama by the cabinet following the disclosure that President Arnulfo Arias had fled by plane to Cuba on October 7 after his government had barred the arming of U.S. merchant ships under Panamanian registry.

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt urged Congess to repeal Section 6 of the 1939 Neutrality Act, which prohibited arming American-flag ships engaged in foreign commerce, and to modify the provision barring U.S. vessels from war zones. He declared, "It is time for this country to stop playing into Hitler's hands and to unshackle our own."

Economics and finance
Turkish Foreign Minister Shukru Saracoglu and German Ambassador Franz von Papen signed a trade pact in Ankara providing for chromium ore shipments to Germany.

Horse racing
Jockey Alfred "Robby" Robertson rose six winners in seven races in Jamaica, New York, the first time this had been done at a New York track.

The Edmonton Eskimos, who had dropped out of the Western Interprovincial Football Union just before the end of the 1939 season but had been reorganized in 1941, disbanded again after a plan for a playoff game against the first-place or second-place team in the WIFU fell through. The Eskimos had been reorganized too late to participate in the WIFU season, but, as representatives of the Alberta Rugby Union, had attempted to schedule a playoff game at Edmonton's Clarke Stadium against the team finishing first or second in the WIFU. The WIFU wanted a guarantee of $1,200 from the Eskimos for the game, but the Eskimos were unable to meet that condition, and the team disbanded, not to be reorganized and take the field again until 1949.

70 years ago

The Iceman Cometh by Eugene O'Neill opened at Martin Beck Theatre on Broadway in New York. The production starred James Barton, Jeanne Cagney, Russell Collins, and Nicholas Joy.

The U.S. State Department reported that Yugoslavia had paid a $150,000 indemnity to the families of five American fliers who had been shot down in Yugoslavia near the Italian border in separate incidents on August 9 and 19, 1946. Yugoslavia, however, refused to pay for the loss of the planes.

Angered by the announcement of layoffs in public works projects, over 20,000 Italian workers rioted and stormed government offices in Rome. One demonstrator was killed by police.

Dr. R.F. Loeb revealed the development of pentaquine, a drug that could cure malaria instead of suppressing it.

A Council for Collective Farm Affairs, headed by A.A. Andreev, was created in Moscow to remedy abuses and speed up production on collective farms.

World Series
St. Louis Cardinals 0 @ Boston Red Sox 4 (Boston led best-of-seven series 2-1)

Rudy York hit a 3-run home run in the 1st inning, providing all the scoring necessary as Dave Ferriss pitched a 6-hit shutout to win the pitching matchup with Murry Dickson before 34,500 fans at Fenway Park.

60 years ago

Died on this date
Hassard Short, 78
. U.S. theatre director and lighting designer. Mr. Short directed over 50 shows in New York and London and revolutionized stage lighting by substituting balcony lights for footlights and introducing the revolving stage. He died six days before his 79th birthday.

U.K. Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd, French Foreign Minister Christian Pineau, and Egyptian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Fawzi met privately with United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold in an effort to reach a compromise in the Suez Canal dispute.

Politics and government
Alaska voters elected former Governor Ernest Gruening to a six-year Senate term, Territorial Senator William Egan to a four-year Senate term, and former Attorney General Ralph Rivers to a House of Representatives seat, instructing all three Democrats to demand statehood for Alaska, which was still a territory.

The Polish government announced the resignation of Hilary Minc, an opponent of former Communist Party leader Wladislaw Gomulka, as a first deputy Premier and Communist Party Politburo member.

After six years of exile in Britain, former Bamangwato tribal chief Seretse Khama was permitted to return to Bechuanaland.

Dr. Cornelius Rhoads, scientific director of the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research in New York, reported that the existence of a "cancer-immune mechanism" in human cells had been established through tests performed on volunteer inmates at Ohio State Penitentiary.

All-Star Game @ Montreal Forum
All-Stars 1 @ Montreal 1

World Series
New York Yankees 0 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 1 (10 innings) (Best-of-seven series tied 3-3)

Jackie Robinson singled home Jim Gilliam with 2 out in the bottom of the 10th inning to end the game before 33,224 fans at Ebbets Field. Clem Labine pitched a 7-hit complete game to win the pitchers' duel over Bob Turley, who allowed just 4 hits. For Mr. Robinson, the hit and the run batted in were his last in both categories.

50 years ago

World Series
Los Angeles Dodgers 0 @ Baltimore Orioles 1 (Baltimore won best-of-seven series 4-0)

Frank Robinson's home run with 1 out in the bottom of the 4th inning provided the scoring, and Dave McNally pitched a 4-hitter to win the pitchers' duel over Don Drysdale, who also pitched a 4-hit complete game before 54,458 fans at Memorial Stadium. It was the first World Series championship for the Orioles, who had played as the St. Louis Browns from 1902-1953.

40 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Margherita--Riccardo Cocciante (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): Mon Amour--BZN

#1 single in the U.K (New Musical Express).: Dancing Queen--ABBA (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): A Fifth of Beethoven--Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 A Fifth of Beethoven--Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band
2 Disco Duck (Part 1)--Rick Dees and his Cast of Idiots
3 Lowdown--Boz Scaggs
4 If You Leave Me Now--Chicago
5 Devil Woman--Cliff Richard
6 Still the One--Orleans
7 (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty--K.C. and the Sunshine Band
8 She's Gone--Daryl Hall & John Oates
9 I Only Want to Be with You--Bay City Rollers
10 Getaway--Earth, Wind & Fire

Singles entering the chart were Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright) by Rod Stewart (#70); Nights are Forever Without You by England Dan & John Ford Coley (#83); Whenever I'm Away from You by John Travolta (#92); The Fez by Steely Dan (#93); If I Only Could by the Rowans (#98); and Heart on My Sleeve by Gallagher & Lyle (#100).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 If You Leave Me Now--Chicago
2 Lowdown--Boz Scaggs
3 A Fifth of Beethoven--Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band
4 Devil Woman--Cliff Richard
5 Play That Funky Music--Wild Cherry
6 The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald--Gordon Lightfoot
7 (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty--K.C. and the Sunshine Band
8 I Only Want to Be with You--Bay City Rollers
9 Still the One--Orleans
10 New York to L.A.--Patsy Gallant

Singles entering the chart were Do You Feel Like We Do by Peter Frampton (#93); Queen of My Soul by Average White Band (#95); It's Only Love by ZZ Top (#96); Brand New Love Affair by Jigsaw (#97); Don't Think...Feel by Neil Diamond (#99); and I Can't Live in a Dream by the Osmonds (#100).

Died on this date
Bob Moose, 29
. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Moose played with the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1967-1976, compiling a record of 76-71 with an earned run average of 3.50 in 289 games. His best season was 1969, when he was 14-3 with a 2.91 ERA and pitched a no-hitter against the New York Mets on September 20. Mr. Moose was a member of the Pirates' World Series championship team in 1971, and started the sixth game of the World Series. He developed a circulatory problem in 1974 that resulted in surgery for the removal of a rib, keeping him out of action for much of that season and 1975. Mr. Moose moved to the bullpen in 1975, and led the Pirates with 10 saves in 1976. He was killed in a car accident while on the way to his 29th birthday party.

Winnipeg (6-6) 10 @ Calgary (1-10-1) 22

John Hufnagel threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Tom Forzani to help the Stampeders upset the Blue Bombers at McMahon Stadium. Bernie Ruoff scored all the Winnipeg points on 3 field goals and a single.

British Columbia (4-1) 16 Saskatchewan (3-3) 15

American League Championship Series
New York 4 @ Kansas City 1 (New York led best-of-five series 1-0)

National League Championship Series
Cincinnati 6 @ Philadelphia 3 (Cincinnati led best-of-five series 1-0)

30 years ago

Hit parade
Edmonton's top 30 (CHED)
1 Rumors--Timex Social Club
2 Dreamtime--Daryl Hall
3 Typical Male--Tina Turner
4 True Colors--Cyndi Lauper
5 Stuck with You--Huey Lewis and the News
6 Take My Breath Away--Berlin
7 Heartbeat--Don Johnson
8 Throwing it All Away--Genesis
9 Missionary Man--Eurythmics
10 Friends and Lovers--Gloria Loring and Carl Anderson
11 Higher Love--Steve Winwood
12 Innocent--Luba
13 Walk this Way--Run-D.M.C.
14 Venus--Bananarama
15 Love-Zone--Billy Ocean
16 When I Think of You--Janet Jackson
17 Two of Hearts--Stacey Q
18 I Am by Your Side--Corey Hart
19 Spirit in the Sky--Doctor and the Medics
20 Someday--Glass Tiger
21 Heaven in Your Eyes--Loverboy
22 Dancing on the Ceiling--Lionel Richie
23 Sweet Love--Anita Baker
24 A Matter of Trust--Billy Joel
25 When I Fall in Love Again--Zappacosta
26 Take Me Home Tonight--Eddie Money
27 Human--Human League
28 Girl Can't Help It--Journey
29 What Does it Take--Honeymoon Suite
30 Where's the Fire--Tim Feehan

Died on this date
Jo-Jo White, 77
. U.S. baseball player. Joyner White played center field with the Detroit Tigers (1932-1938); Philadelphia Athletics (1943-1944); and Cincinnati Reds (1944), batting .256 with 8 home runs and 232 runs batted in in 878 games. His best season was 1934, when he hit .313 in helping the Tigers win the American League pennant. Mr. White's batting average dropped to .240 in 1935, but he was still a regular as the Tigers won the World Series. Mr. White played in the Pacific Coast League from 1939-1942 and again after his major league career ended, leading the league with a .355 batting average while playing with the Sacramento Solons in 1945.

Gilbert Perreault of the Buffalo Sabres scored his 500th career goal.

National League Championship Series
New York 5 @ Houston 1 (Best-of-seven series tied 1-1)

25 years ago

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

On television tonight
The Wonder Years, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Day One

Died on this date
Roy Black, 48
. German singer. Mr. Black, born Gerhard Höllerich, took his stage name from his admiration for American singer Roy Orbison. Mr. Black was best known for singing romantic ballads, and had major hits with the singles Ganz in Weiß (1965); Good Night, My Love (1967); and Dein schönstes Geschenk (1969). He died of heart failure.

A crowd of 5,000 demonstrated at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg demanding aid to grain farmers suffering from a global subsidy war; the federal government of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney pledged $800 million the following day.

The first sumo tournament ever held outside Japan began at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

San Jose 4 @ Calgary 3

The Sharks' win over the Flames at Olympic Saddledome was the first ever for the expansion team.

American League Championship Series
Toronto 5 @ Minnesota 2 (Best-of-seven series tied 1-1)

National League Championship Series
Pittsburgh 5 Atlanta 1 (Pittsburgh led best-of-seven series 1-0)

20 years ago

National League Championship Series
St. Louis 2 @ Atlanta 4 (Atlanta led best-of-seven series 1-0)

American League Championship Series
Baltimore 4 New York 5 (11 innings) (New York led best-of-seven series 1-0)

10 years ago

North Korea announced that it had conducted its first nuclear weapons test.

Google Inc. announced it was snapping up YouTube Inc. for $1.65 billion in a stock deal.

Saskatchewan (7-8) 8 @ Montreal (9-6) 35
Edmonton (5-10) 23 @ Toronto (9-6) 28

Ben Cahoon caught 2 touchdown passes to help the Alouettes defeat the Roughriders before the usual sellout crowd of 20,202 at Molson Stadium and clinch a playoff spot.

Jordan Younger returned an interception 72 yards for a touchdown in the 1st quarter and Damon Allen completed 2 touchdown passes to Arland Bruce in the 2nd quarter as the Argonauts took a 25-7 lead and held on to defeat the Eskimos before 26,891 fans at Rogers Centre. Edmonton quarterback Ricky Ray rushed for a pair of 1-yard touchdowns in the 3rd quarter, but the Eskimos failed to score in the 4th, and Noel Prefontaine closed the scoring with a field goal for Toronto with 9:33 remaining. Edmonton running back Troy Davis rushed 22 times for 189 yards and caught 4 passes for 20 yards; his rushing total was the third-highest to date for an Eskimo in a single game--behind Sean Millington's 225 yards in 1999 and Normie Kwong's 192 yards in 1956--and the highest total to date for an Eskimo in a road game.

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