Wednesday, 30 November 2016

November 29, 2016

200 years ago
1816


Born on this date
Morrison Waite
. 7th Chief Justice of the United States, 1874-1888. Mr. Waite was a member of the Whig Party and then the Republican Party because of his opposition to slavery. He was President U.S. Grant's seventh choice to fill the vacancy left by the death of Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase in 1873. Chief Justice Waite favoured a balance between state and federal government, and served until his death from pneumonia on March 23, 1888 at the age of 71. He was succeeded as Chief Justice by Melville Fuller.

100 years ago
1916


Born on this date
Fran Ryan
. U.S. actress. Miss Ryan was a character actress who appeared in numerous movies and television programs. She died on January 15, 2000 at the age of 83.

Science
The National Research Council of Canada, originally the Honorary Advisory Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, was founded to advise the federal government on wartime research. It continued after World War I as the National Research Laboratories, to promote scientific planning and research and development.

75 years ago
1941


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Chattanooga Choo Choo--Glenn Miller and his Orchestra

Chattanooga Choo Choo was the B-side of the single on the Bluebird label. The A-side was I Know Why, with vocal refrain by Paula Kelly and the Four Modernaires.

Died on this date
Frank Waller, 57
. U.S. athlete and musician. Mr. Waller won silver medals in the men's 400-metre run and 400-metre hurdles events at the 1904 Summer Olympic Games in St. Louis. He later served as a pianist accompanying singer Lillian Russell; as a voice coach with various classical singers; and as director of several orchestras. Mr. Waller died of a heart ailment.

Elton Sills, 17. Canadian high school student. A resident of Corbyville, Ontario, Mr. Sills died on his 17th birthday, two weeks after being breaking his neck and being paralyzed from the shoulders down while playing football for Belleville Collegiate against Tweed High School.

Football
CRU
Grey Cup @ Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Winnipeg 18 Ottawa 16

George Fraser of the Rough Riders set a Grey Cup record with 3 field goals, but with less than 4 minutes remaining in regulation time, he missed his fourth attempt, settling for a single, allowing the Blue Bombers to win the Grey Cup for the second time in three years. Ches McCance of the Blue Bombers opened the scoring with a 23-yard field goal, but the Rough Riders took the lead with one of the most unusual touchdowns in Grey Cup history. Ottawa's Tony Golab punted from his own 40-yard line and recovered the ball on the Winnipeg 45, and then spun away from a would-be tackler and ran for a touchdown, converted by Mr. Fraser, to give Ottawa a 6-3 lead. Winnipeg's Fritz Hanson fumbled a punt early in the 2nd quarter, and Mr. Fraser kicked a 16-yard field goal from a sharp angle to make the score 9-3. On a third-down gamble, Blue Bomber quarterback Wayne Sheley lateralled to Bud Marquardt, who ran 40 yards downfield before being tackled by Ottawa's Orville Burke. As he was being tackled, Mr. Marquardt lateralled to centre Mel Wilson, who ran the remaining 5 yards for the touchdown. Mr. McCance's convert made the score 9-9 at halftime. Mr. Burke, the Ottawa quarterback, was hit as he attempted to pass in the first minute of the 3rd quarter, and Mr. Marquardt intercepted the ball and ran 45 yards for another Winnipeg touchdown. Mr. McCance converted to give the Blue Bombers a 15-9 lead. Mr. Fraser tied the game with field goals of 26 and 20 yards before Mr. McCance replied with a 38-yard field goal to give Winnipeg an 18-15 lead after 3 quarters. The distance of 38 yards was a Grey Cup record that was tied by Bob Dean of the Edmonton Eskimos in 1954, but wasn't surpassed until 1973. An unsuccessful third-down gamble by the Blue Bombers gave the Rough Riders a chance to tie the game, but Mr. Fraser was wide from 20 yards out, and Winnipeg held on to win the Grey Cup for the second time in the previous three years, and the third time in seven years. 19,065 fans were in attendance at Varsity Stadium in the warmest Grey Cup weather to date.

70 years ago
1946


Died on this date
Johannes Vares, 56
. Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic, 1940-1944. Dr. Vares, a physician who wrote poetry under the pseudonym Johannes Barbarus, led a Communist puppet government after the Soviet conquest of Estonia in 1940. He fled to Russia after the German invasion and occupation of Estonia in 1941, but returned in 1944 after the U.S.S.R. reconquered the country. On April 20, 1944, the Electoral Committee of the Republic of Estonia held a clandestine meeting where they ruled Mr. Vares' appointment to be illegal; he also came under suspicion from the Soviet secret police force NKVD because of his activities in the Estonian war of independence, and committed suicide at Kadriorg Palace in the capital city of Tallinn.

Labour
The All Indonesia Centre of Labour Organizations (SOBSI) was founded in Jakarta.

60 years ago
1956


Hit parade
#1 single in France (IFOP): Au revoir Rome--Lucienne Delyle (9th week at #1)

At the movies
The Teahouse of the August Moon, starring Marlon Brando and Glenn Ford, received its premiere screening in New York City.

War
Canadians joined the main body of the United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF) in Egypt, with Colombians and troops from four Scandinavian countries.

Oil
Panic-buying broke out at garages across the United Kingdom as the government of Prime Minister Anthony Eden gave details of its petrol rationing plans.

Business
The first Pioneer gas station opened on Upper James Street in Hamilton, Ontario.

50 years ago
1966


On television tonight
The Fugitive, starring David Janssen, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Right in the Middle of the Season, with guest stars Dean Jagger, Nancy Malone, and James Callahan

40 years ago
1976


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Money, Money, Money--ABBA (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Abayo--Naoko Ken (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)--Santana

Baseball
The New York Yankees signed the six-time All-Star outfielder Reggie Jackson to a five-year, $2.9 million contract. Mr. Jackson, nicknamed "Mr. October" for his World Series heroics, had played with the Baltimore Orioles in 1976 after nine seasons with the Kansas City and Oakland Athletics.

25 years ago
1986


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Notorious--Duran Duran (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Don't Leave Me This Way--The Communards (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Don't Leave Me This Way--The Communards (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): The Final Countdown--Europe

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Take My Breath Away--Berlin (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): You Give Love a Bad Name--Bon Jovi

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Human--Human League
2 Amanda--Boston
3 You Give Love a Bad Name--Bon Jovi
4 The Next Time I Fall--Peter Cetera with Amy Grant
5 True Blue--Madonna
6 The Way it Is--Bruce Hornsby and the Range
7 Word Up--Cameo
8 Hip to Be Square--Huey Lewis and the News
9 Everybody Have Fun Tonight--Wang Chung
10 Love Will Conquer All--Lionel Richie

Singles entering the chart were Big Time by Peter Gabriel (#77); I'm Not Perfect by Grace Jones (#85); It's Not You, It's Not Me by KBC Band (#86); That's Life by David Lee Roth (#87); Graceland by Paul Simon (#88); Love You Down by Ready for the World (#89); and The Best Man in the World by Ann Wilson (#90).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 Two of Hearts--Stacey Q
2 True Blue--Madonna
3 The Lady in Red--Chris de Burgh
4 The Next Time I Fall--Peter Cetera with Amy Grant
5 Human--Human League
6 Amanda--Boston
7 Spirit in the Sky--Doctor and the Medics
8 To Be a Lover--Billy Idol
9 True Colors--Cyndi Lauper
10 Rumors--Timex Social Club

Singles entering the chart were Can't Help Falling in Love by Corey Hart (#76); You're What I Look For by Glass Tiger (#91); Stranglehold by Paul McCartney (#92); Some People by Paul Young (#96); and Heartache Away by Don Johnson (#98).

Died on this date
Cary Grant, 82.
U.K.-born U.S. actor. Born Archibald Leach in England, Mr. Grant became one of the most popular actors in movie history, starring in such films as Gunga Din (1939); Suspicion (1941); Arsenic and Old Lace (1944); Notorious (1946); To Catch a Thief (1955); North by Northwest (1959); and Charade (1963). He retired from acting after Walk, Don't Run (1966) because he was too old to play romantic leads, but he remained a handsome man, and appeared on the cover of Gentleman's Quarterly in the summer of 1986. He began making a series of public appearances in various cities in the United States where he would chat with audiences and tell stories about his experiences. Davenport, Iowa was one of his stops, but he took ill there and died several hours before his scheduled public appearance.

25 years ago
1991


Hit parade
#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Boku wa kono hitomi de usowotsuku--Chage and Aska

#1 single in Germany (Media Control): Let's Talk About Sex--Salt-N-Pepa (3rd week at #1)

Died on this date
Ralph Bellamy, 87
. U.S. actor. Mr. Bellamy had a career on stage, screen, and television spanning 70 years. He was probably best known for playing U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the play Sunrise at Campobello (1958), for which Mr. Bellamy won a Tony Award. He reprised the role in the film version (1960), and played Mr. Roosevelt again in the television mini-series The Winds of War (1983) and its sequel War and Remembrance (1988-1989).

Frank Yerby, 75. U.S. author. Mr. Yerby was known for novels such as The Foxes of Harrow (1946) and Dahomean (1971). He was of mixed racial origin and left the United States in 1955 in a protest against racial discrimination, living in Spain until his death

Environment
Canadian Environment Minister Jean Charest announced a $34.9-million program to protect Canadian wildlife and set up a national wildlife habitat network, plus $17.7 million for ecology research.

20 years ago
1996


Hit parade
#1 single in Germany (Media Control): Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)--Backstreet Boys (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Breathe--The Prodigy (2nd week at #1)

Monday, 28 November 2016

November 28, 2016

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Dede Hill and Chris Milner!

1,275 years ago
741


Died on this date
Gregory III
. Roman Catholic Pope, 731-741. Pope Gregory III, a Syrian, was the last non-European pope until Francis in 2013. Gregory III succeeded Gregory II, and was known for his opposition to iconoclasm. He was succeeded by Pope Zachary.

350 years ago
1666


War
At least 3,000 men of the Royal Scots Army led by Tam Dalyell of the Binns defeated about 900 Covenanter rebels in the Battle of Rullion Green in Scotland.

150 years ago
1866


Born on this date
Henry Bacon
. U.S. architect. Mr. Bacon was best known for his final project, the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. He died of cancer on February 16, 1924 at the age of 58.

110 years ago
1906


Boxing
Tommy Burns (34-2-7) retained his world heavyweight title with a 20-round draw against world light heavyweight champion Philadelphia Jack O'Brien (87-4-13) at Naud Junction Pavilion in Los Angeles. Mr. Burns reportedly bloodied Mr. O'Brien's nose early in the fight and then spent the rest of the fight running away from him. Former heavyweight champion Jim Jeffries was the referee.



100 years ago
1916


Born on this date
Ramón José Velásquez
. President of Venezuela, 1993-1994. Mr. Velásquez was a historian before entering politics. He held several positions before assuming the presidency after the impeachment of Carlos Andrés Pérez. Mr. Velásquez died on June 24, 2014 at the age of 97.

90 years ago
1926


Football
AFL
Chicago (5-4-3) 0 @ New York (9-5) 7

80 years ago
1936


Football
IRFU
Finals
Ottawa 17 @ Toronto 5 (Ottawa won 2-game total points series 22-6)

Mr. McCauley and Andy Tommy scored touchdowns for the Rough Riders in the 4th quarter at Varsity Stadium as they won the Big Four title for the first time in 10 years. The teams combined for 235 yards in penalties.

75 years ago
1941


Boxing
Tony Zale (51-15-2) retained his National Boxing Association world middleweight title and added New York State Athletic Commission recognition as world middleweight champion with a 15-round unanimous decision over Georgie Abrams (43-5-2) at Madison Square Garden in New York. Mr. Zale was knocked down for a 9-count in the 1st round, but recovered to win.

60 years ago
1956


Canadiana
The government of Canada granted $1 million and free passage to Canada to refugees from the recent and unsuccessful Hungarian Revolution against Communist rule.

Baseball
Don Newcombe, coming off a 27-7 record for the pennant-winning Brooklyn Dodgers, was voted the winner of the first Cy Young Award as major league baseball's outstanding pitcher of 1956. He had recently been named the winner of the National League's Most Valuable Player award for 1956.

50 years ago
1966


Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Black is Black--Los Bravos (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Mursheen Durkin--Johnny McEvoy (3rd week at #1)

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Winchester Cathedral--The New Vaudeville Band
2 Good Vibrations--The Beach Boys
3 Lady Godiva--Peter and Gordon
4 I'm Your Puppet--James and Bobby Purify
5 Look Through My Window--The Mamas and the Papas
6 Hooray for Hazel--Tommy Roe
7 Poor Side of Town--Johnny Rivers
8 Walk Away Renee--The Left Banke
9 Spin, Spin--Gordon Lightfoot
10 Dandy--Herman's Hermits

Singles entering the chart were Money (That's What I Want) Part 1 by Jr. Walker and the All Stars (#81); Mustang Sally by Wilson Pickett (#82); Pandora's Golden Heebie Jeebies by the Association (#88); Talk Talk by the Music Machine (#92); Living for You by Sonny and Cher (#94); Magic by Jeff Hewitson and the Fugitives (#96); I Fooled You This Time by Gene Chandler (#97); In a Dusty Room by Noel Harrison (#98); Since I Don't Have You by Lou Christie (#99); and The Proud One by Frankie Valli (#100).

On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Carleton Hobbs and Norman Shelley, on BBC Light Programme
Tonight's episode: The Five Orange Pips

World events
Prime Minister ColonelMichel Micombero overthrew the monarchy of Burundi and made himself the first President. King Ntare V, who had been placed on the throne when his father Mwambutsa IV had fled into exile a year earlier, was on a state visit to the Republic of Congo at the time of the coup.

Boxing
Carlos Ortiz retained his World Boxing Association world lightweight title by knocking out Flash Elorde (81-21-2) at 2:01 of the 14th round at Madison Square Garden in New York.

WBA world welterweight champion Curtis Cokes (44-8-2) retained his title and earned World Boxing Council recognition as world champion with a 15-round unanimous decision over Jean Josselin (41-3-1) at Memorial Auditorium in Dallas.

40 years ago
1976


Died on this date
Rosalind Russell, 69
. U.S. actress. Miss Russell had a distinguished career on stage and screen, and was perhaps best known for playing the title role in the play (1956) and movie (1958) Auntie Mame. She won the Tony Award for her starring performance in the musical Wonderful Town (1953).

Football
CFL
Grey Cup @ Exhibition Stadium, Toronto
Ottawa 23 Saskatchewan 20

Tom Clements completed a 24-yard touchdown pass to Tony Gabriel with 20 seconds remaining in regulation time to give the Rough Riders their win over the Roughriders before 53,467 fans. The winning score came just 1 minute 12 seconds after the Saskatchewan defense had stopped the Ottawa offense on a third-down goal-line stand. Bill Hatanaka scored the first Ottawa touchdown on a Grey Cup-record 79-yard punt return in the 1st quarter as the Rough Riders took a 10-0 lead. The Roughriders then scored 20 straight points as Ron Lancaster completed touchdown passes to Steve Mazurak and Bob Richardson, with Bob Macoritti adding 2 converts and 2 field goals. Gerry Organ kicked his second and third field goals of the game--one of them set up by his own 52-yard run on a fake punt--to draw Ottawa to within 20-16.



NFL
Pittsburgh 7 Cincinnati 3

30 years ago
1986


Hit parade
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): In the Army Now--Status Quo (2nd week at #1)

25 years ago
1991


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Black or White--Michael Jackson

Europeana
South Ossetia declared independence from Georgia.

20 years ago
1996


Hit parade
#1 single in Denmark (Nielsen Music Control & IFPI): Where Do You Go--No Mercy (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Breathe--The Prodigy (2nd week at #1)

Sunday, 27 November 2016

November 27, 2016

120 years ago
1896


Music
The tone poem Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss received its premiere performance in Frankfurt, Germany.

100 years ago
1916


Born on this date
Chick Hearn
. U.S. sportscaster. Francis Dayle Hearn was best known as the play-by-play broadcaster for the Los Angeles Lakers from 1961-2002, calling 3,338 consecutive games from 1965-2001. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003. Mr. Hearn died at the age of 85 on August 5, 2002, three days after suffering serious head injuries in a fall at his home.

90 years ago
1926


Football
Canadian university
Final
Queen's 0 @ Toronto 8

A Varsity Stadium record crowd of 20,000 saw the University of Toronto shut out the Tricolor to advance to the Grey Cup against the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union champion Ottawa Senators one week hence.

AFL80 years ago
1936

Died on this date
Basil Zaharoff, 87
. Ottoman-born industrialist. Sir Basil, born Basileios Zacharias Zacharoff, was the world's most prominent arms dealer from the 1880s through World War I, and was known as the "merchant of death."

75 years ago
1941


Movies
Boston banned the showing of Two-Faced Woman (1941), two days after Providence, Rhode Island had done the same, after the Catholic Legion of Decency gave the film a "C" rating for "condemned," citing its "immoral and un-Christian attitude toward marriage and its obligations: impudently suggestive scenes, dialogue, and situations: suggestive costumes."

War
The Royal Canadian Air Force's 417 Fighter Squadron was formed at Charmy Down, England.

70 years ago
1946


Literature
A special sessions court in New York ruled 2-1 that Memoirs of Hecate County by Edmund Wilson was obscene, and fined the publisher, Doubleday, $1,000. The book had been published in March 1946, and approximately 60,000 copies had been sold.

Technology
Allen Dumont Laboratories in Washington demonstrated a new method of transmitting pictures and sound by light beams instead of radio.

60 years ago
1956


Olympics
Donald Arnold, Ignace d'Hondt, Lorne Loomer and Archie MacKinnon won a rowing gold medal for Canada in Coxless Fours (four-oared shell without coxswain) at the Summer Olympic Games in Melbourne. Bobby Morrow, a 21-year-old student from Abilene Christian College in Texas, won the gold medal in the men's 200-metre run before a crowd of 110,000. Three days earlier, he had won the 100-meter gold, becoming the first Olympian to win both sprints since Jesse Owens in 1936.

40 years ago
1976


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Pooh--Linda

#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): Money, Money, Money--ABBA

#1 single in the U.K (New Musical Express).: If You Leave Me Now--Chicago (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)--Rod Stewart (3rd week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)--Rod Stewart (2nd week at #1)
2 Muskrat Love--Captain and Tennille
3 The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald--Gordon Lightfoot
4 More than a Feeling--Boston
5 Love So Right--Bee Gees
6 Nadia's Theme (The Young and the Restless)--Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr.
7 The Rubberband Man--The Spinners
8 You are the Woman--Firefall
9 Rock'n Me--Steve Miller Band
10 I Never Cry--Alice Cooper

Singles entering the chart were Saturday Nite by Earth, Wind & Fire (#77); Yesterday's Hero by the Bay City Rollers (#81); Lucky Man by Starbuck (#91); What Can I Say by Boz Scaggs (#92); If Not You by Dr. Hook (#97); Man Smart, Woman Smarter by Robert Palmer (#98); Do it to My Mind by Johnny Bristol (#99); and (She’s Just A) Fallen Angel by Starz (#100).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)--Rod Stewart
2 Love So Right--Bee Gees
3 Muskrat Love--Captain and Tennille
4 More than a Feeling--Boston
5 Beth--Kiss
6 The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald--Gordon Lightfoot
7 You are the Woman--Firefall
8 Nadia's Theme (The Young and the Restless)--Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr.
9 Rock'n Me--Steve Miller Band
10 Disco Duck (Part 1)--Rick Dees and his Cast of Idiots

Singles entering the chart were Ruby Baby by Wednesday (#80); Walk This Way by Aerosmith (#94); Car Wash by Rose Royce (#95); Lost Without Your Love by Bread (#96); Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing by Donny and Marie (#97); Somebody to Love by Queen (#98); Torn Between Two Lovers by Mary MacGregor (#99); and Sixteen Reasons by Laverne & Shirley (#100).

Americana
Rebecca Reid, representing Dallas, was named Miss Teenage America 1977. This blogger watched the pageant on television, and picked her as the winner at the beginning.

Hockey
NHL
Chicago 2 @ Vancouver 4

WHA
San Diego 2 Calgary 0

Football
NCAA
Navy 38 Army 10 @ Philadelphia
Notre Dame 13 @ Southern California 17

30 years ago
1986


Politics and government
Iona Campagnolo retired after four years as President of the Liberal Party of Canada.

25 years ago
1991


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Black or White--Michael Jackson (2nd week at #1)

War
The United Nations Security Council adopted Security Council Resolution 721, leading the way to the establishment of peacekeeping operations in Yugoslavia.

20 years ago
1996


War
A United Nations court sentenced Bosnian Serb army soldier Drazen Erdemovic to 10 years in prison for his role in the massacre of 1,200 Muslims. It was the first international war crimes sentence since World War II.

Politics and government
Pat Binns was sworn in as Premier of Prince Edward Island, replacing Keith Milligan. Mr. Binns had led the Progressive Conservative Party to victory in the recent provincial election, ending 10 years of Liberal government.

10 years ago
2006


Politics and government
The Canadian House of Commons voted 222-16 in an informal motion to recognize the Québécois as a nation within a united Canada. In federal by-elections, Glen Pearson held onto London North Centre for the Liberals, and Raymond Gravel retained Repentigny for the Bloc Québécois.

November 26, 2016

90 years ago
1926


Diplomacy
Vincent Massey took up his duties as first Canadian Ambassador to the United States; it was Canada's first official diplomatic posting to a foreign country after the Balfour Report and Dominion independence.

80 years ago
1936


On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Louis Hector and Harry West, on MBS
Tonight's episode: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Part 2

75 years ago
1941


Died on this date
Ernest Lapointe, 65
. Canadian politician. Mr. Lapointe, a Liberal, represented Kamouraska in the House of Commons from 1904-1919 and Quebec East from 1919 until his death. He was Minister of Marine and Fisheries in the Government of Prime Minister Mackenzie King from 1921-1924, and Minister of Justice from 1924 until his death. Mr. Lapointe served as Mr. King's "Quebec lieutenant," as Mr. King did not speak French, and had little interest in Quebec affairs.

Movies
New York Roman Catholic Archbishop Francis Spellman issued a pastoral letter denouncing Two-Faced Woman as "dangerous to public morals." It was the first time a movie had been so singled out.

60 years ago
1956


Died on this date
Tommy Dorsey, 51
. U.S. musician. Mr. Dorsey was a trombonist and bandleader who became known as the "Sentimental Gentleman of Swing." He and his older brother Jimmy, a clarinetist, played together in several bands before forming their own band in the late 1920s. A personality clash led to a split in the Dorsey Brothers band in 1935, and Jimmy and Tommy each went on to have tremendous success leading their own bands. The brothers reconciled in the late 1940s, and reunited musically after Jimmy broke up his orchestra in 1953. Tommy Dorsey choked to death a week after his 51st birthday, after eating a heavy meal and taking a sleeping pill; he started choking, and was too sedated to rise from his bed.

Olympics
Bob Richards of the United States, winner of the gold medal in the men's pole vault competition in 1952, won the gold medal again, this time with an Olympic record height of 14 feet 11 1/2 inches in Melbourne.

50 years ago
1966


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Sorry/Funny Feelin'--The Easybeats

#1 single in France: L'Heure de la Sortie--Sheila (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Bang Bang--Equipe 84

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Bend It--Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): No Milk Today--Herman's Hermits (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Good Vibrations--The Beach Boys (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): You Keep Me Hangin' On--The Supremes (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Winchester Cathedral--The New Vaudeville Band
2 You Keep Me Hangin' On--The Supremes
3 Good Vibrations--The Beach Boys
4 Poor Side of Town--Johnny Rivers
5 Devil with a Blue Dress On & Good Golly Miss Molly--Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels
6 I'm Your Puppet--James and Bobby Purify
7 Last Train to Clarksville--The Monkees
8 Lady Godiva--Peter and Gordon
9 Rain on the Roof--The Lovin' Spoonful
10 Born Free--Roger Williams

Singles entering the chart were Pandora's Golden Heebie Jeebies by the Association (#57); I Need Somebody by ? and the Mysterians (#62); Single Girl by Sandy Posey (#66); Happenings Ten Years Time Ago by the Yardbirds (#68); Please Don't Ever Leave Me by the Cyrkle (#71); You Can Bring Me All Your Heartaches by Lou Rawls (#73); Behind the Door by Cher (#83); Tell it Like it Is by Aaron Neville (#84); Bad Misunderstanding by the Critters (#86); Ghost Riders in the Sky by Baja Marimba Band (#88); Pushin' Too Hard by the Seeds (#91); Questions and Answers by the In Crowd (#93); Help Me Girl by Eric Burdon & the Animals (#94); (We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet by the Blues Magoos (#96); Blue Autumn by Bobby Goldsboro (#97); Sunshine Superman by Willie Bobo (#98); The Eggplant that Ate Chicago by Dr. West’s Medicine Show and Junk Band (#99); and I'm Gonna Make You Love Me by Dee Dee Warwick (#100).

Football
CFL
Grey Cup @ Empire Stadium, Vancouver
Saskatchewan 29 Ottawa 14

George Reed rushed 23 times for 133 yards, including a 31-yard touchdown, to help the Roughriders defeat the Rough Riders before 36,553 fans and win their first Grey Cup championship, in their ninth attempt. Saskatchewan quarterback Ron Lancaster completed touchdown passes to Jim Worden in the 1st quarter, Alan Ford in the 2nd quarter, and Hugh Campbell in the 4th quarter. Ottawa quarterback Russ Jackson completed a 61-yard touchdown pass to Whit Tucker to open the scoring, and connected with Mr. Tucker for an 85-yard TD in the 2nd quarter. The halftime score was 14-14, but the Saskatchewan defense did a tremendous job of containing Mr. Jackson and the Ottawa offense in their own end of the field in the 2nd half. It was the last game in the 15-year professional career of Saskatchewan guard Reg Whitehouse, and the first Grey Cup to be televised in colour.



Hockey
NHL
Boston 2 @ Toronto 4

This was the Hockey Night in Canada telecast that many Canadians watched after the Grey Cup was over.



40 years ago
1976


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: Howzat--Sherbet

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Daddy Cool--Boney M (11th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Daddy Cool--Boney M (7th week at #1)

Football
NCAA
Pittsburgh 24 Pennsylvania State 7
Oklahoma 20 Nebraska 17

Tony Dorsett of the University of Pittsburgh ended his regular-season collegiate career as the NCAA's all-time leading ground-gainer with 6,082 yards, before winning the Heisman Memorial Trophy and leading the Panthers to the national title. The record stood until Ricky Williams of Texas finished with 6,279 yards in 1998.

30 years ago
1986


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): The Way You Are--Agnetha Fältskog and Ola Håkansson (2nd week at #1)

At the movies
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, generally regarded as the best of the Star Trek movies (and the only one this blogger has seen), opened in theatres.

Scandal
U.S. President Ronald Reagan announced the members of what would become known as the Tower Commission to investigate the Iran–Contra affair.

25 years ago
1991


Died on this date
Bob Johnson, 60
. U.S. coach. "Badger Bob" coached the University of Wisconsin Badgers from 1966-1975 and 1976-1982, winning national championships in 1973, 1977, and 1981. He coached the United States Olympic team in 1975-1976, and U.S. national teams in various tournaments from 1973-1991. Mr. Johnson was head coach of the Calgary Flames from 1982-1987, leading them to the Stanley Cup finals in 1986. After three years as president of USA Hockey, Mr. Johnson returned to coaching with the Pittsburgh Penguins, leading them to his--and their--first Stanley Cup championship in 1991. He died of brain cancer, which was diagnosed while he was preparing Team USA for the Canada Cup tournament. Mr. Johnson was replaced as head coach of the Penguins by Scotty Bowman, who led them to another Stanley Cup victory in 1992. Mr. Johnson was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1991 and the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992.

Movies
The Genie Awards, recognizing the best in Canadian cinema for 1990 and 1991, were handed out at the Pantages Theatre in Toronto. Black Robe won six awards, including Best Picture and Direction (Bruce Beresford).

Asiatica
The National Assembly of Azerbaijan abolished the autonomous status of Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast of Azerbaijan and renamed several cities back to their original names.

Baseball
Major league owners ratified the collective bargaining agreement in a five-year contract retroactive to 1996, to run through the year 2000. They also voted to adopt interleague play and revenue sharing for small-market teams such as the Montréal Expos.

November 25, 2016

525 years ago
1491


War
The siege of Granada, the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, ended with the Treaty of Granada.

90 years ago
1926


Football
AFL
Philadelphia (7-2) 13 @ New York (8-4) 10
Los Angeles (5-6-2) 0 @ Chicago (5-3-3) 0

80 years ago
1936


Defense
In Berlin, Germany and Japan signed the Anti-Comintern Pact, agreeing to consult on measures "to safeguard their common interests" in the case of an unprovoked attack by the Soviet Union against either nation.

75 years ago
1941


Movies
Providence, Rhode Island banned the showing of Two-Faced Woman (1941) after the Catholic Legion of Decency gave the film a "C" rating for "condemned," citing its "immoral and un-Christian attitude toward marriage and its obligations: impudently suggestive scenes, dialogue, and situations: suggestive costumes."

War
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's war council met in Washington. According to the notes of Secretary of War Henry Stimson, "The question was how we should maneuver them (the Japanese) into ... firing the first shot without allowing too much danger to ourselves." The British Royal Navy battleship HMS Barham was sunk by a German torpedo off the coast of Egypt, with the loss of 862 crewmen, approximately two-thirds of her crew.

Baseball
The Cleveland Indians signed Lou Boudreau, 24, to a two-year contract as playing manager. He had been the team's shortstop since 1938, and had batted .257 with 10 home runs, 56 runs batted in, and an American League-leading 45 doubles in 148 games in 1941. He replaced Roger Peckinpaugh as manager, who had led the Indians to a 75-79 record, tied for fourth in the AL with the Detroit Tigers, 26 games behind the pennant-winning New York Yankees. Oddly, Mr. Peckinpaugh, as a 23-year-old shortstop, had become the youngest manager in major league history when he had managed the Yankees for the last 20 games of the 1914 season, leading them to a 10-10 record.

70 years ago
1946


Hit parade
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Rumors are Flying--Frankie Carle and his Orchestra (5th week at #1)
--The Andrews Sisters with Les Paul
--Betty Rhodes
--Tony Martin
2 Ole Buttermilk Sky--Kay Kyser and his Orchestra
--Helen Carroll and the Satisfiers
--Paul Weston and his Orchestra with Matt Dennis
--Hoagy Carmichael
3 Five Minutes More--Frank Sinatra
--Tex Beneke and the Glenn Miller Orchestra
--The Three Suns
4 To Each His Own--Eddy Howard and his Orchestra
--The Ink Spots
--Freddy Martin and his Orchestra
--Tony Martin
--The Modernaires with Paula Kelly
5 South America, Take it Away--Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters
--Xavier Cugat and the Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra
6 This is Always--Harry James and his Orchestra
--Jo Stafford
7 The Things We Did Last Summer--Frank Sinatra
--Vaughn Monroe and his Orchestra
8 The Old Lamp-Lighter--Sammy Kaye and his "Swing and Sway" Orchestra
--Kay Kyser and his Orchestra
--Hal Derwin
9 Passe--Tex Beneke and the Glenn Miller Orchestra
--Margaret Whiting
10 (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons--King Cole Trio
--Eddy Howard and his Orchestra

Singles entering the chart were You Broke the Only Heart that Ever Loved You by Elliot Lawrence and his Orchestra (#20); September Song, with versions by Frank Sinatra, and the Dardanelle Trio (#21); My Blue Heaven by Benny Goodman and his Orchestra (#23); and There is No Breeze (To Cool The Flame Of Love), with versions by Gene Krupa and his Orchestra, and Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra (#34).

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

This is the latest episode for which a recording is available.

60 years ago
1956


On television tonight
Alfred Hitchcock Presents, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Crack of Doom, starring Robert Horton and Robert Middleton

Football
NFL
Chicago Bears (7-1-1) 17 @ New York (6-2-1) 17
San Francisco (2-6-1) 10 @ Philadelphia (3-5-1) 10
Los Angeles (2-7) 21 @ Baltimore (4-4) 56
Washington (5-3) 20 @ Cleveland (3-6) 17
Pittsburgh (3-6) 27 @ Chicago Cardinals (6-3) 38

50 years ago
1966


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: Lady Godiva--Peter and Gordon

Edmonton's top 10 (CJCA)
1 Winchester Cathedral--The New Vaudeville Band (4th week at #1)
2 Good Vibrations--The Beach Boys
3 If I Were a Carpenter--Bobby Darin
4 Lady Godiva--Peter and Gordon
5 Walk Away Renee--The Left Banke
6 Mellow Yellow--Donovan
7 Nineteen Days--The Dave Clark Five
8 Stop Stop Stop--The Hollies
9 Spin, Spin--Gordon Lightfoot
10 Coming on Strong--Brenda Lee
Pick hit of the week: Cry Baby--Lennie Richards and the Nomads
New this week: Pandora's Golden Heebie Jeebies--The Association
Going Nowhere--Los Bravos
Born Free--Matt Monro
A Symphony for Susan--The Arbors
I've Got the Feeling--Neil Diamond

Television
The first television link between Australia and the United Kingdom went into operation.

40 years ago
1976


Music
The Band performed their farewell concert at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, backing guests Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, Ronnie Hawkins, and Canadians Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. The event was filmed and made into the movie The Last Waltz (1978), directed by Martin Scorsese.

Politics and government
René Lévesque was sworn in as Premier of Québec, replacing Robert Bourassa, whose Liberal government had been in power since May 12, 1970. Mr. Lévesque's Parti Québecois government was the first openly separatist government in the province's history.

30 years ago
1986


Scandal
The Iran-Contra affair became public knowledge as U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Attorney General Edwin Meese revealed that profits from secret arms sales to Iran had been diverted to Nicaraguan Contra rebels.

Transportation
The King Fahd Causeway, connecting Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, was officially opened.

25 years ago
1991


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Black or White--Michael Jackson

Crime
Winston Silcott, sentenced to life in prison in 1987 for killing a police officer during a 1985 riot in Tottenham, north London, was cleared of the crime by a U.K. Appeal Court.

20 years ago
1996


Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Child--Mark Owen (2nd week at #1)

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Head Over Feet--Alanis Morisette (2nd week at #1)
2 He Liked to Feel It--Crash Test Dummies
3 Leave it Alone--Moist
4 If it Makes You Happy--Sheryl Crow
5 Beautiful Goodbye--Amanda Marshall
6 Everything You've Done Wrong--Sloan
7 What's Up with That--ZZ Top
8 It's All Coming Back to Me Now--Celine Dion
9 Let's Make a Night to Remember--Bryan Adams
10 Black Cloud Rain--Corey Hart

Singles entering the chart were Just Another Day by John Mellencamp (#92); Hurt by Love by the Bodeans (#94); You Won't Remember This by Kim Stockwood (#96); Have You Seen Mary by Sponge (#97); and Half the World by Hush (#98).

10 years ago
2006


War
Israel and the Palestinian Authority agreed to a cease-fire to end a five-month Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip and the firing of rockets by Palestinian terrorists into Israel.

Politics and government
No candidate received 50% of the vote in the first round of balloting in the Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership election to replace retiring Premier Ralph Klein. Jim Dinning led after the first ballot, followed by Ted Morton and Ed Stelmach.

Football
CIS
Vanier Cup @ Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon
Laval 13 Saskatchewan 8

Guillaume Allard-Cameus rushed 1 yard for a touchdown with 1:11 remaining in the 1st half, and Cameron Takacs added a convert and 2 field goals as the Rouge et Or defeated the hometown Huskies before 12,567 fans in the first Vanier Cup played in western Canada. Tyler O'Gorman rushed 4 yards for the lone Saskatchewan touchdown with 10:50 remaining in regulation time to draw the Huskies to within 10-8, but a 2-point convert attempt was unsuccessful. Mr. Takacs' 14-yard field goal with 44 seconds remaining closed the scoring.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

November 24, 2016

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Hilary Wharf!

275 years ago
1741


Died on this date
Ulrika Eleonora, 53
. Queen of Sweden, 1718-1720. Ulrika Eleonora, the youngest child of King Charles XI of Sweden and Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark, was Queen Regnant of Sweden from 1718-1720 and Queen Consort to King Frederick I from 1720 until her death from smallpox.

110 years ago
1906


Football
A 13–6 victory by the Massillon Tigers over their rivals, the Canton Bulldogs, for the "Ohio League" Championship, led to accusations that the championship series was fixed and results in the first major scandal in professional American football.

100 years ago
1916


Born on this date
Forrest J Ackerman
. U.S. author, editor, and literary agent. Mr. Ackerman wrote science fiction, edited Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, acted as a literary agent for science fiction writers, and was a major figure in science fiction fandom. He died on December 4, 2008 at the age of 92.

Died on this date
Hiram Maxim, 76
. U.S.-born U.K. engineer. Sir Hiram was beast known for inventing the Maxim gun--the first portable, fully automatic machine gun.

75 years ago
1941


Defense
The United States granted Lend-Lease to Free French Forces.

60 years ago
1956


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)--Perry Como (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Smoky--Die Sieben Raben

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Mirror): Just Walking in the Rain--Johnnie Ray (3rd week at #1)

#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Love Me Tender/Any Way You Want Me--Elvis Presley (Best Seller--4th week at #1); Love Me Tender--Elvis Presley (Disc Jockey--4th week at #1; Top 100--1st week at #1); The Green Door--Jim Lowe (Jukebox--2nd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Love Me Tender--Elvis Presley (5th week at #1)
2 Singing the Blues--Guy Mitchell
3 The Green Door--Jim Lowe
4 Just Walking in the Rain--Johnnie Ray
5 Don't Be Cruel--Elvis Presley
6 True Love--Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly
--Jane Powell
7 Blueberry Hill--Fats Domino
8 Honky Tonk (Parts 1 and 2)--Bill Doggett
9 Cindy, Oh Cindy--Vince Martin with the Tarriers
--Eddie Fisher
10 Hey! Jealous Lover--Frank Sinatra

Singles entering the chart were Mutual Admiration Society by Eddy Arnold and Jaye P. Morgan (#24, charting with the version by Teresa Brewer); Slow Walk by Bill Doggett (#27, charting with the version by Sil Austin); Rock-A-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody by Jerry Lewis (#34); Since I Met You Baby by Ivory Joe Hunter (#36); Jamaica Farewell by Harry Belafonte (#43); I Dreamed by Betty Johnson (#44); On London Bridge by Jo Stafford (#46); and Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now by Patience and Prudence (#48).

War
The first 20 Canadian peacekeeping troops arrived in Egypt as part of the United Nations Emergency Force. The United Kingdom objected, saying that the Canadian infantry uniforms were too much like the British. Canada agreed to provide service and supply troops only.

Olympics
Glenn Davis of the United States won the gold medal in the men's 400-metre hurdles in an Olympic record time of 50.1 seconds in Melbourne.

Football
CRU
Grey Cup @ Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Edmonton 50 Montreal 27

Jackie Parker set a Grey Cup scoring record with 19 points on 3 touchdowns and a single as the Eskimos defeated the Alouettes before 27,425 fans to become the first Western team to win three straight Grey Cups. Don Getty, who had replaced Mr. Parker at quarterback during the Western Interprovincial Football Union finals, with Mr. Parker moving to halfback, directed a solid ball-control offence, handing off to Johnny Bright for 2 touchdowns and rushing for 2 of his own. Joe Mobra added 4 converts and a field goal as the Eskimos came back from a 14-12 2nd-quarter deficit to take a 19-14 halftime lead before taking control of the game in the 2nd half. The Eskimos amassed 39 first downs and a Grey Cup-record 448 yards rushing. Mr. Getty completed 8 of 16 passes for 102 yards, while Mr. Parker's only pass was intercepted by Bruce Coulter. Hal Patterson scored 2 Montreal touchdowns, while Sam Etcheverry and Pat Abbruzzi scored the others, 3 of which were converted by Bill Bewley. The Alouettes rushed for 191 yards and Mr. Etcheverry passed for 293 yards on just 15 completions in 38 passes, but surrendered 4 interceptions. Mr. Bright rushed 27 times for a then-Grey Cup record 169 yards. Mr. Mobra missed his first 2 converts and didn't get a chance to attempt the convert on the last TD, when Mr. Parker scored his third touchdown with 8 seconds remaining in the game and a fan ran onto the field and stole the last remaining ball. It was the first Grey Cup in which touchdowns counted 6 points.





50 years ago
1966


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): Good Vibrations--The Beach Boys (2nd week at #1)

Music
The Beatles were in studio two at Abbey Road in London, where they began recording the song Strawberry Fields Forever.

Disasters
Bulgarian TABSO Flight 101 crashed near Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, killing all 82 people on board.

40 years ago
1976


Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Fermina Martinez!

Agriculture
The Canadian Wheat Board sold Poland up to 1.2 million metric tons of wheat, barley, and oats over three years.

Disasters
The Çaldıran–Muradiye earthquake in eastern Turkey killed 4,000-5,000 people.

30 years ago
1986


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): You're the Voice--John Farnham (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): ¿A Quién Le Importa?--Alaska y Dinarama (2nd week at #1)

Hockey
NHL
Buffalo Sabres' centre Gilbert Perreault announced his retirement after 17 seasons in the NHL, all with the Sabres, who, as a first-year expansion team, drafted him first overall in the amateur draft in 1970. He centred a line with wingers Rene Robert and Rick Martin that became known as The French Connection, and was one of the highest-scoring and most entertaining lines of the 1970s. Mr. Perreault scored 1,326 points on 512 goals and 814 assists in 1,191 regular season games and 103 points on 33 goals and 70 assists in 90 playoff games. In 20 games in 1986-87 he scored 9 goals and 7 assists.

25 years ago
1991


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Black or White--Michael Jackson

#1 single in Austria (Ö3): Let's Talk About Sex--Salt-N-Pepa (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (16th week at #1)

Died on this date
Freddie Mercury, 45
. Zanzibar-born U.K. singer. Mr. Mercury, born Farrokh Bulsara, was lead singer of the rock group Queen, and died the day after announcing that he was HIV-positive.

Football
CFL
Grey Cup @ Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg
Toronto 36 Calgary 21

Raghib "Rocket" Ismail's 87-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the 4th quarter was the decisive play as the Argonauts defeated the Stampeders before 51,985 fans--including this blogger--on a cold Sunday afternoon in the first Grey Cup to be played at Winnipeg Stadium. Mr. Ismail's touchdown was the first in Grey Cup history on a kickoff return, and was the longest Grey Cup kickoff return to date. Toronto quarterback Matt Dunigan played the entire game despite suffering from a broken collarbone, and completed just 7 passes, but 2 of his completions went for touchdowns by Darrell K. Smith and Paul Masotti. Argos' defensive back Ed Berry scored the game's first touchdown on a 50-yard interception return early in the 1st quarter. Lance Chomyc converted all 4 Argonaut touchdowns and added 2 field goals and 2 singles on missed field goals. Calgary quarterback Danny Barrett completed 34 of 56 passes--both Grey Cup records--for 377 yards. Carl Bland caught 11 of Mr. Barrett's passes for 136 yards. Mr. Barrett threw 1 touchdown pass, a 13-yard play to Allen Pitts. Mr. Barrett scored the first Calgary touchdown on a 1-yard sneak. Mark McLoughlin converted both and added 2 field goals and a single on a missed field goal. The Stampeders dominated the offensive statistics, amassing 28 first downs to 7 for the Argonauts, and 406 yards net offense to 174 for the Argonauts. For Toronto punter Hank Ilesic, it was his ninth appearance in a Grey Cup game, and his sixth time playing for the winning team. For Calgary offensive tackle Lloyd Fairbanks, it was the final game of a 17-year CFL career--and his only Grey Cup appearance.



20 years ago
1996


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): No Diggity--BLACKstreet (featuring Dr. Dre)

#1 single in Austria (Ö3): Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)--Backstreet Boys

#1 single in Switzerland: Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)--Backstreet Boys

Football
CFL
Grey Cup @ Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton
Toronto 43 Edmonton 37

Adrion Smith's 49-yard interception return for a touchdown with 1:22 remaining in regulation time provided the winning margin as the Argonauts defeated the Eskimos before 38,595 fans on a snowy Sunday night in one of the most entertaining Grey Cups ever. Mr. Smith's touchdown was preceded by a bad call when Toronto quarterback Doug Flutie fumbled and the Eskimos recovered, only to have an official blow a quick whistle, resulting in the Argonauts retaining possession. Edmonton led 9-0 after the 1st quarter on a safety touch and a 64-yard touchdown pass from Danny McManus to Eddie Brown, who had the ball go through his hands, and kicked it back into his hands before it hit the ground. The Argonauts then outscored the Eskimos 27-14 in a wild 2nd quarter, with Toronto touchdowns coming from Jimmy Cunningham on an 80-yard punt return, Robert Drummond on a 1-yard rush, and Mr. Flutie on a 10-yard rush. The Eskimos responded with a 75-yard touchdown bomb from Mr. McManus to Jim Sandusky and a Grey Cup-record 91-yard kickoff return TD by Henry "Gizmo" Williams. Toronto kicker Mike Vanderjagt kicked 2 field goals in the 2nd quarter, added another for the only scoring of the 3rd quarter, and kicked his fourth FG 3:06 into the 4th quarter to give the Argonauts a 33-23 lead. Eric Blount's 5-yard touchdown rush, converted by Sean Fleming, made the score 33-30 with 7:07 remaining. The quick whistle on Mr. Flutie's fumble led to Mr. Vanderjagt's fifth field goal, giving Toronto a 36-30 lead with 1:34 remaining. Mr. Smith scored his touchdown on his next play when Mr. McManus's pass bounced off receiver Darren Flutie and Mr. Smith intercepted. The Eskimos responded with a 7-yard touchdown pass from Mr. McManus to Marc Tobert with 9 seconds remaining; Mr. Fleming converted, but his short kickoff was recovered by the Argonauts, who ran out the clock. Mr. Flutie completed 22 of 35 passes for 302 yards and led all rushers with 98 yards on 12 carries, and was named the game's Most Valuable Player. Mr. Vanderjagt was named the outstanding Canadian, going 5 for 5 in field goals and 4 for 4 in converts. Mr. McManus completed 25 of 38 passes for 413 yards. Mr. Fleming, playing with an injury sustained while making a game-saving tackle in the West Final a week earlier, missed all 3 of his field goal attempts. It was the final CFL game in the 14-year CFL career of Edmonton centre Blake Dermott.

November 23, 2016

100 years ago
1916


Politics and government
Harlan Brewster was sworn in as Premier of British Columbia, replacing William Bowser.

90 years ago
1926


Disasters
An explosion in the McGillivray Coal and Coke mine at Coleman, Alberta killed 10.

80 years ago
1936


Journalism
The first issue of Life magazine appeared at newsstands.

Two Toronto newspapers, The Globe and The Mail and Empire, began publishing under the name The Globe and Mail.

75 years ago
1941


On the radio
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, on NBC
Tonight's episode: The Hindoo in the Wicker Basket

War
U.S.S.R. dispatches conceded that Soviet troops were giving ground at Tula, Mozhaisk, and Kiln before the German offensive. The United Kingdom announced the capture of Barda and Sidi Omar Nuovo, Libya. Cuban President Fulgencio Batista predicted in Havana that the United States would declare war by the following spring, and that "Cuba will be the first nation to enter the war on her side."

Defense
A German news agency announced that 13 powers would attend a conference in Berlin beginning November 25 to discuss the renewal and extension of the Anti-Comintern Pact.

Zionist leader Emanuel Neumann charged that "conspiring and intriguing British bureaucrats" had "sabotaged" plans to create a Jewish army in Palestine.

Football
NFL
Washington (5-4) 13 @ New York (8-2) 20

The Giants defeated the Redskins at the Polo Grounds to clinch their sixth East Division title in nine years.

70 years ago
1946


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Rumors are Flying--Frankie Carle and his Orchestra (4th week at #1)

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

Died on this date
Fawzi Husseini
. Palestinian politician. Mr. Husseini, a cousin of Arab Higher Committee Chairman Jamal al-Husayni, was assassinated in Jerusalem, reportedly for selling land to Jews. Mr. Husseini advocated dialogue with the Jewish Agency, and his cousin was quoted as saying that Mr. Husseini had "strayed."

War
6,000 civilians were killed when the French naval cruiser Suffren shelled Hai Phong, Vietnam, in continued fighting between French forces and Vietnamese nationalists. The incident led to the First Indochina War.

Diplomacy
Negotiations in the United Nations Security Council on the great power veto ended unsuccessfully when the U.K., U.S.A., China, and France rejected a resolution proposed by U.S.S.R. Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov opposing any modification of veto rights.

U.S. President Harry Truman directed Myron Taylor, his personal representative to the Vatican, to return to Rome after a three-month absence.

Politics and government
Oscar Ewing of New York was named interim chairman of the Democratic National Committee, succeeding Robert Hannegan, who was reportedly on leave "for reasons of health."

Religion
Polish President Boleslaw Bierut said in Warsaw that the Roman Catholic Church must "accept the new state of affairs" in Poland if it was to continue to enjoy its present privileges.

60 years ago
1956


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Just Walking in the Rain--Johnnie Ray (2nd week at #1)

World events
Western and Hungarian sources reported that Soviet security police in Budapest had arrested former Premier Imre Nagy and 51 colleagues and deported them to Romania.

Diplomacy
Israeli Foreign Minister Golda Meir, asking for United Nations action against Egypt's expulsion of its Jews, said in a letter to the General Assembly that 30,000 Jews had been affected by the deportation orders. Arab-Asian-African bloc nations introduced a resolution in the UN General Assembly repeating demands for an immediate and unconditional withdrawal of foreign troops from Egypt.

Politics and government
U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower appointed Robert Cutler, board chairman of Old Colony Trust Company of Boston, to succeed William Jackson as his special assistant for National Security Council affairs.

Olympics
Vladimir Kuts of the U.S.S.R. won the men's 10,000-metre run in an Olympic record time of 28 minutes 45.6 seconds in Melbourne.

Disasters
The worst railway disaster in Indian history resulted in 143 deaths in a train wreck in southern India.

50 years ago
1966


Hit parade
Australia's top 10 (Go-Set):
1 If I Were a Carpenter--Bobby Darin
2 Sorry--The Easybeats
3 Winchester Cathedral--The New Vaudeville Band
4 Lady Godiva--Peter and Gordon
5 Spicks and Specks--The Bee Gees
6 Born a Woman--Sandy Posey
--Judy Stone
7 Last Train to Clarksville--The Monkees
8 See See Rider--Eric Burdon & the Animals
9 The Loved One--The Loved Ones
10 I'm a Boy--The Who

No singles entered the chart.

On television tonight
Fame is the Name of the Game, starring Tony Franciosa, Jack Klugman, and Susan Saint James, on CTV

This made-for-television movie was first broadcast in the United States on NBC three days later; it was the pilot for the subsequent series The Name of the Game (1968-1971).

Died on this date
Seán T. O'Kelly, 84
. 2nd President of Ireland, 1945-1959. Mr. O'Kelly, born John T. O'Kelly, was active with Sinn Féin in the 1916 Easter Rising, and was first elected to the Dáil Éireann in 1918, holding various positions before being elected President, succeeding the retiring Douglas Hyde. Mr. O'Kelly was re-elected without opposition in 1952; he retired in 1959 and was succeeded by Éamon de Valera.

40 years ago
1976


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Dancing Queen--ABBA (14th week at #1)

On television tonight
Family, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Jury Duty: Part 2

Died on this date
André Malraux, 75
. French author and politician. Mr. Malraux explored foreign continents and fought in the Spanish Civil War and World War II, but was best known for novels such as La condition humaine (published in English as Man's Fate) (1933). He served in the cabinet of President Charles de Gaulle as Minister of Information (1945-1946) and Minister of Cultural Affairs (1959-1969). Mr. Malraux died 20 days after his 75th birthday.

Adventure
Apneist Jacques Mayol became the first man to reach a depth of 100 metres undersea without breathing equipment.

30 years ago
1986


Football
CFL
East Finals
Hamilton 42 @ Toronto 25 (Hamilton won 2-game total points series 59-56)

West Final
British Columbia 5 @ Edmonton 41

The Argonauts had won the first game 31-17, and took a 15-3 lead in the game--46-20 in the series--in the 1st quarter, but were unable to maintain it. Hamilton quarterback Mike Kerrigan completed 35 of 47 passes for 364 yards and touchdowns to Steve Stapler, Walter Bender, and Ron Ingram. Mr. Ingram's touchdown, covering 6 yards, came with 1:42 remaining in regulation time, and gave the Tiger-Cats their third straight eastern title. Mr. Bender, who rushed 16 times for 89 yards and caught 6 passes for 67, rushed for a Tiger-Cat touchdown, as did backup quarterback Ken Hobart. Paul Osbaldiston converted all 5 touchdowns and added 2 field goals and a single. Toronto quarterback J.C. Watts completed 18 of 30 passes for 279 yards and 3 touchdowns--2 to Keith Baker and the other to Darrell K. Smith. Lance Chomyc converted all 3 and added a field goal, and Hank Ilesic punted for a single. The game, played before 32,041 fans at Exhibition Stadium, was the last appearance in an Argonaut uniform for a number of players, including quarterbacks J.C. Watts, Condredge Holloway, and Tim Cowan; receivers Keith Baker and Chris Woods; running back William Miller, who rushed 14 times for 50 yards; centre Mark Napolitan; and safety Darrell Moir.



Matt Dunigan threw 3 touchdown passes and rushed 10 times for 73 yards to lead the Eskimos to their first western title in 4 years. The Eskimos scored 17 points in the 1st quarter, and the defending Grey Cup champion Lions were unable to get back in the game. Tom Dixon opened the scoring for Edmonton with a 37-yard field goal, and then Mr. Dunigan connected with Tom Richards for a 39-yard touchdown and Marco Cyncar for a 25-yard major, both converted by Mr. Dixon. Mr. Dixon added 2 field goals in the 2nd quarter, while B.C. kicker Lui Passaglia managed a single on a missed field goal, making the halftime score 23-1. Jan Carinci scored a single for the Lions when his 2nd-half kickoff went into the Edmonton end zone, and Mr. Passaglia kicked a 36-yard field goal a few minutes later to make the score 23-5. Mr. Dixon then countered with a 29-yard field goal and a single on a wide field goal attempt--his only miss in 5 attempts--to give the Eskimos a 27-5 lead after 3 quarters. Mr. Dunigan connected with Doug Allen for a 98-yard touchdown 7:01 into the 4th quarter, and Mr. Dixon's convert made the score 34-5. Mr. Allen, playing his first CFL game, finished with 132 yards on 3 receptions. The touchdown was the only one of his CFL career and remains the longest completion in playoff competition in Eskimo history. Damon Allen relieved Mr. Dunigan in the 4th quarter and drove the Eskimos to the B.C. 3-yard line, from where he handed off to Chris Johnstone, who fumbled into the B.C. end zone, only to have guard Dave Sparenberg recover for the game's final touchdown, converted by Mr. Dixon. 32,490, including this blogger, were in attendance at Commonwealth Stadium on a day when the temperature warmed up to around the freezing mark, making for an enjoyable Sunday afternoon.



25 years ago
1991


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): I'm Too Sexy--Right Said Fred (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Black or White--Michael Jackson

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Black or White--Michael Jackson (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): James Brown is Dead--LA Style (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (7th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Let's Talk About Sex--Salt-N-Pepa (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): Black or White--Michael Jackson

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): When a Man Loves a Woman--Michael Bolton

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Cream--Prince and the New Power Generation (2nd week at #1)
2 When a Man Loves a Woman--Michael Bolton
3 Can't Stop this Thing We Started--Bryan Adams
4 That's What Love is For--Amy Grant
5 Set the Night to Music--Roberta Flack with Maxi Priest
6 Blowing Kisses in the Wind--Paula Abdul
7 Don't Cry--Guns 'N' Roses
8 Romantic--Karyn White
9 It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday--Boyz II Men
10 I Wonder Why--Curtis Stigers

Singles entering the chart included Black or White by Michael Jackson (#38); Mysterious Ways by U2 (#64); and Shining Star by INXS (#89).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 Can't Stop this Thing We Started--Bryan Adams (4th week at #1)
2 Life is a Highway--Tom Cochrane
3 Cream--Prince and the New Power Generation
4 Get a Leg Up--John Mellencamp
5 What About Now--Robbie Robertson
6 Emotions--Mariah Carey
7 Broken Arrow--Rod Stewart
8 No Son of Mine--Genesis
9 Set the Night to Music--Roberta Flack with Maxi Priest
10 That's What Love is For--Amy Grant

Singles entering the chart were Black or White by Michael Jackson (#58); Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting by the Who (#77); Walkaway by Alanis (#80); Shot of Poison by Lita Ford (#85); On the Verge by the Tragically Hip (#91); Let's Talk About Sex by Salt-N-Pepa (#93); O.P.P. by Naughty by Nature (#97); Do You Feel Like I Feel? by Belinda Carlisle (#98); and Mysterious Ways by U2 (#100).

Died on this date
Klaus Kinski, 65
. German actor. Mr. Kinski, born Klaus Nakszynski, appeared in more than 130 films, but was best known for those directed by Werner Herzog, such as Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972); Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979); and Fitzcarraldo (1982). He was known for his emotional volatility, and died of a heart attack.

20 years ago
1996


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Wannabe--Spice Girls (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): One & One--Robert Miles and Maria Nayler

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): It's All Coming Back to Me Now--Celine Dion (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Wallonia (Ultratop 40): Aïcha--Khaled (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Rat Trap--Dustin and Bob Geldof (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): Breathe--The Prodigy

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): No Diggity--BLACKstreet (featuring Dr. Dre) (3rd week at #1)

Terrorism
Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961, a Boeing 767 jet en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi with several stops in between, was hijacked by three Ethiopians seeking asylum in Australia. The plane crashed into the Indian Ocean off the coast of Comoros after running out of fuel, killing 125 of 175 passengers and crew on board. The hijackers were all killed.

10 years ago
2006


Died on this date
Betty Comden, 89
. U.S. songwriter and screenwriter. Miss Comden, born Basya Cohen, and partner Adolph Green combined to write numerous successful Broadway musicals, including On the Town (1944), and the screenplays for movies such as Singin' in the Rain (1952) and The Band Wagon (1953).

Anita O'Day, 87. U.S. singer. Miss O'Day, born Anita Colton, was a jazz singer who peaked in popularity in the 1940s as the vocalist with the big bands of Gene Krupa, Woody Herman, and Stan Kenton. Drinking and drug abuse eventually hurt her career and almost killed her, but she kicked her drug habit by 1970, and resumed performing at festivals and in movies.

Willie Pep, 84. U.S. boxer. Mr. Pep, born Guglielmo Papaleo, was world featherweight champion from 1942-1948 and 1949-1950, compiling a professional record of 229-11-1 from 1940-1966. His four title fights with Sandy Saddler from 1948-1951 comprised a legendary rivalry. Mr. Pep is regarded by many as the greatest featherweight in history, and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. He suffered from dementia pugilistica in later years.

Philippe Noiret, 76. French actor. Mr. Noiret won César Awards for Best Actor for Le Vieux Fusil (1976) and La Vie et rien d'autre (Life and Nothing But) (1990), and the British Academy Award for Best Actor for Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (1988). His other films included Topaz (1969) and Il Postino (The Postman) (1994). Mr. Noiret died of cancer.

Alexander Litvinenko, 44. Russian spy and journalist. Mr. Litvinenko was an officer with the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) who was dismissed in 1998 when he publicly accused his superiors of ordering the assassination of oligarch Boris Berezovsky. Mr. Litvinenko fled to England in 2000 and obtained asylum, but died 22 days after falling ill with poisoning by radioactive polonium-210. An inquiry concluded in January 2016 that Mr. Litvinenko's murder was an FSB operation, probably approved by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Terrorism
A series of bombings in Sadr City, Iraq killed at least 215 people and injures 257, making it the second deadliest sectarian attack since the beginning of the Iraq War in 2003.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

November 22, 2016

110 years ago
1906


Communications
"S-O-S" was adopted as a distress signal at the International Radio Telegraphic Convention in Berlin.

100 years ago
1916


Died on this date
Jack London, 40
. U.S. author and journalist. Mr. London, born John Griffith Chaney, was one of the first writers to achieve fame and fortune just as a result of his fiction. He spent time at sea and in the Klondike during the gold rush of the late 1890s, and his experiences inspired novels such as The Call of the Wild (1903); The Sea-Wolf (1904); and White Fang (1906), as well as numerous short stories. Mr. London also served as a war correspondent during the Russo-Japanese War in 1904-1905, and covered the heavyweight boxing championship fights of Jack Johnson against Tommy Burns and Jim Jeffries. Mr. London was an atheist, socialist, and animal welfare advocate, and died of kidney failure exacerbated by heavy drinking.

75 years ago
1941


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Piano Concerto in B Flat--Freddy Martin and his Orchestra (8th week at #1)

Died on this date
Werner Mölders, 28
. German military aviator. Oberst (Colonel) Mölders was the leading German air ace during the Spanish Civil War, and the first flying ace to claim 100 victories in combat. He was killed in the crash of a plane in which he was a passenger on the way from Crimea to Germany to attend the funeral of his superior, Ernst Udet, who had committed suicide on November 17.

Diplomacy
U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull conferred in Washington with Viscount Halifax (U.K.); Dr. Hu Shih (China); Richard Casey (Australia); and Dr. A. Loudon (Netherlands) on the Far Eastern situation.

Defense
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued an executive order authorizing the Office of Production Management to seize property required for national defense.

Politics and government
Chilean Interior Minister Leonardo Guzman and Defense Minister Carlos Valdovinos resigned.

The Panamanian government banned the circulation of anti-democratic propaganda.

Labour
Congress of Industrial Organizations United Mine Workers of America President John L. Lewis and the UMW policy committee accepted U.S. President Roosevelt's appointment of a three-man commission to arbitrate the union's demand for a closed shop, and ordered striking coal miners to return to work immediately. The Congress of Industrial Organizations convention in Detroit adjourned after adopting resolutions scoring the Federal Bureau of Investigation as "political police" and the National Labor Relations Board as biased aganst CIO unions.

Medicine
Dr. Leslie Chambers and Werner Henle of the University of Pennsylvania showed the first photographs of influenza virus type A, which were taken with an electron microscope and showed the virus to be 4 ten-millionths of an inch in diameter.

Football
CRU
Eastern Final
Hamilton (ORFU) 2 @ Ottawa (IRFU) 7

Bert Haigh's touchdown, converted by Eric Chipper, provided all the scoring the Rough Riders needed to defeat the Wildcats at Lansdowne Park to advance to the Grey Cup. Arnie McWatters punted for a single for the other Ottawa point. Scotty Wright punted for 2 singles to account for the Wildcats' scoring.

70 years ago
1946


Died on this date
Otto Georg Thierack, 57
. German jurist and politician. Mr. Thierack joined the Nazi Party in 1932 and rose to the rank of President of the People's Court (Volksgerichtshof). He was Reich Minister of Justice from August 20, 1942-April 30, 1945. Mr. Thierack handed convicts over to the SS for punishment during World War II, was arrested at the conclusion of the war. He committed suicide in prison by poisoning before he could be tried at Nuremberg for war crimes.

Politics and government
Bulgarian Communist leader Georgi Dimitrov became Premier and named a cabinet that included 10 Communists, five Peasant Party members, and two Socialists.

Bolivia's governing Liberal Party nominated former Ambassador to the United States Luis Gernando Guachalla as President.

Law
A U.S. district court in Washington dismissed charges against 26 surviving defendants of the 1942 mass indictments for sedition, saying that another trial would be a "travesty on justice."

Labour
Congress of Industrial Organizations United Mine Workers of America President John L. Lewis returned to Washington to appear before U.S. district court in the current mining dispute, while 3,000 striking hard coal miners resumed work.

The annual CIO convention ended in Atlantic City after re-electing Philip Murray as President and United Auto Workers leaders Walter Reuther and R.J. Thomas as Vice Presidents.

Baseball
The Baseball Writers Association of America named Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals as the National League's Most Valuable Player for 1946. "Stan the Man" played 156 games--114 games at first base and 42 in left field--leading the NL in batting percntage (.365); slugging percentage (.587); at bats (624); runs (124); hits (228); doubles (50); and triples (20), and was third in runs batted in (103) as the Cardinals defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers in a two-game playoff to win the NL pennant and then defeated the Boston Red Sox 4 games to 3 in the World Series.

60 years ago
1956


Hit parade
#1 single in France (IFOP): Au revoir Rome--Lucienne Delyle (8th week at #1)

Died on this date
Theodore Kosloff, 74
. Russian-born U.S. actor, dancer, and choreographer. Mr. Kosloff, born Fyodor Mikhailovich Kozlov, toured internationally as a ballet dancer before moving to the United States in 1909. He choreographed Broadway musicals, and acted in silent movies, usually as a foreign lover.

War
Canadian Army General E.L.M. Burns arrived in Egypt and took command of the United Nations Emergency Force, setting up temporary headquarters in Cairo.

Crime
The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco granted convicted robber, kidnapper, and rapist Caryl Chessman a stay of execution in order to allow him to make another appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Disasters
121 deaths were reported following a cholera outbreak in Dacca, East Pakistan.

Olympics
The Summer Olympic Games opened in Melbourne. Earlier, nine students at St. John's College at the University of Sydney had perpetrated a hoax using a fake Olympic flame, using a torch made of a chair leg painted silver, topped by a plum pudding set on fire. The final person in the relay to Sydney, veterinary student Barry Larkin, arrived ahead of the real relay and presented the fake torch to Mayor Pat Hills, who at first thought it was real.



Football
NFL
Green Bay (3-6) 24 @ Detroit (7-2) 20

Baseball
The Baseball Writers Association of America named Brooklyn Dodgers' pitcher Don Newcombe as the National League's Most Valuable Player for 1956. Mr. Newcombe posted a record of 27-7 with an earned run average of 3.06, 18 complete games, and 5 shutouts in 38 games, leading the NL in wins and winning percentage (.794), while batting .234 with 2 home runs and 16 runs batted in in 52 games as the Dodgers won the NL pennant.

50 years ago
1966


On television tonight
The Fugitive, starring David Janssen, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Nobody Loses All the Time, with guest stars Joanna Moore and Philip Pine

40 years ago
1976


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Money, Money, Money--ABBA (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Abayo--Naoko Ken (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): O Tú, O Nada--Pablo Abraira (2nd week at #1)

30 years ago
1986


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Notorious--Duran Duran (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Don't Leave Me This Way--The Communards (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Don't Leave Me This Way--The Communards (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Take My Breath Away--Berlin (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Take My Breath Away--Berlin (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Human--Human League

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Amanda--Boston (3rd week at #1)
2 Human--Human League
3 True Blue--Madonna
4 You Give Love a Bad Name--Bon Jovi
5 The Next Time I Fall--Peter Cetera with Amy Grant
6 Take Me Home Tonight--Eddie Money
7 Word Up--Cameo
8 Hip to Be Square--Huey Lewis and the News
9 The Way it Is--Bruce Hornsby and the Range
10 The Rain--Oran "Juice" Jones

Singles entering the chart were War by Bruce Springsteen (#44); Two People by Tina Turner (#71); Thorn in My Side by Eurythmics (#78); Heartache Away by Don Johnson (#81); Keep Your Hands to Yourself by the Georgia Satellites (#83); Talk to Me by Chico Debarge (#84); Stranglehold by Paul McCartney (#85); Tasty Love by Freddie Jackson (#86); Every Beat of My Heart by Rod Stewart (#87); French Kissin' by Debbie Harry (#88); Suburbia by Pet Shop Boys (#89); and Best of Both Worlds by Van Halen (#90).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 True Blue--Madonna
2 Human--Human League
3 The Lady in Red--Chris de Burgh
4 Two of Hearts--Stacey Q
5 True Colors--Cyndi Lauper
6 Spirit in the Sky--Doctor and the Medics
7 Amanda--Boston
8 The Next Time I Fall--Peter Cetera with Amy Grant
9 Rumors--Timex Social Club
10 When I Think of You--Janet Jackson

Singles entering the chart were Shake You Down by Gregory Abbott (#90); Two People by Tina Turner (#91); Will You Still Love Me? by Chicago (#92); Victory by Kool and The Gang (#94); and Too Much or Nothing by General Public (#98).

Died on this date
Elzire Dionne, 77
. Canadian mother. Mrs. Dionne had 14 children from 1926-1946, and gave birth to quintuplet sisters Yvonne, Annette, Cécile, Émilie, and Marie on May 28, 1934 near Callander, Ontario. They were born two months premature, and were the first quintuplets on record to survive. Émilie died in 1954, Marie died in 1970, Yvonne died in 2001, and Annette and Cécile are still alive.

Scatman Crothers, 76. U.S. musician and actor. Benjamin Sherman Crothers played a variety of instruments in various jazz bands, and acquired his nickname by developing the skill of scat singing. He provided voices for cartoons and appeared as a supporting actor in numerous movies and television programs, but was perhaps best known for playing garbageman Louie Wilson in the television comedy series Chico and the Man (1974-1978). Mr. Crothers was a heavy smoker and battled lung cancer for years before dying of pneumonia.

Boxing
Mike Tyson (28-0) scored a technical knockout of Trevor Berbick (31-5-1) at 2:35 of the 2nd round to win the World Boxing Council world heavyweight championship at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, becoming the youngest fighter to win the world heavyweight title.



Hockey
NHL
Vancouver 2 @ Edmonton 5

Wayne Gretzky scored his 500th career National Hockey League goal to help the Oilers beat the Canucks. He reached the mark in a record-setting 575 games, becoming the 13th NHL player to score 500 goals.

Football
CIAU
Vanier Cup @ Varsity Stadium Toronto
British Columbia 25 Western Ontario 23

Backup quarterback Eric Putoto, inserted into the game in the 4th quarter to relieve starter Jordan Gagner, mounted a 62-yard drive in the last 2 minutes of regulation time, finishing with a 4-yard touchdown pass to slotback Rob Ros with 9 seconds remaining to give the Thunderbirds the victory over the Mustangs before 17,847 fans at Varsity Stadium. It was the second touchdown of the game for Mr. Ros, who had scored earlier on a pass from Mr. Gagner. The Thunderbirds led 17-1 at halftime, but the Mustangs dominated the 2nd half, as Blake Marshall rushed for one touchdown and Dave Sapunjis and Andy Filipiuk caught touchdown passes from quarterback Steve Samways.

25 years ago
1991


Hit parade
#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Wild Heaven--TMN

#1 single in Germany (Media Control): Let's Talk About Sex--Salt-N-Pepa (2nd week at #1)

At the movies
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West opened in theatres. Among the actors using their voices in this animated film was James Stewart, and it was his final movie role.

20 years ago
1996


Hit parade
#1 single in Germany (Media Control): Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)--Backstreet Boys (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Breathe--The Prodigy

10 years ago
2006


Died on this date
John Allan Cameron, 67
. Canadian musician. Mr. Cameron, a native of Inverness County, Nova Scotia, was a folksinger who earned the nickname of "The Godfather of Celtic Music" in Canada, and recorded and performed regularly on television from the late 1960s thorugh the early 1980s. He died of cancer 24 days before his 68th birthday.

Pat Dobson, 64. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Dobson played with the Detroit Tigers (1967-1969); San Diego Padres (1970); Baltimore Orioles (1971-1972); Atlanta Braves (1972); New York Yankees (1973-1975); and Cleveland Indians (1976-1977), compiling a record of 122-129 with an earned run average of 3.54 in 414 games. He was a member of the Tigers' World Series championship club in 1968, and had his best season in 1971, when he was 20-8 with a 2.90 ERA, finishing the season with 12 straight wins and joining Dave McNally, Mike Cuellar, and Jim Palmer as the Orioles had four 20-game winners. On a post-season tour of Japan, Mr. Dobson pitched a no-hitter as the Orioles defeated the Yomiuri Giants in Tokyo on November 2, 1971. After his playing career, Mr. Dobson was a pitching coach with the Milwaukee Brewers (1982-1984); Padres (1988-1990); Kansas City Royals (1991); and Orioles (1996). He died of leukemia.

Politics and government
The Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper introduced a motion in the House of Commons to recognize the Quebecois as a nation within Canada.