Thursday, 31 August 2017

August 31, 2017

Married on this date
Happy Anniversary, Lois and Lee Morrow!

200 years ago
1817


Died on this date
John Duckworth, 69
. U.K. military officer and politician. Sir John was an admiral in the Royal Navy, serving in the Seven Years' War, the American War of Independence, and the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. He was Governor of Newfoundland from 1810-1812.

130 years ago
1887


Baseball
The New York Metropolitans became the first major league team to use 5 pitchers in a game when they were beaten 25-11 by the Louisville Colonels in an American Association game at Eclipse Park in Louisville.

120 years ago
1897


Technology
Thomas Edison was granted a patent for the Kinetoscope, a precursor to the movie projector.

110 years ago
1907


Defense
Russian Imperial Foreign Minister Count Alexander Izvolsky and U.K. Ambassador to Russia Sir Arthur Nicolson signed the Anglo-Russian Convention in St. Petersburg, which resulted in the Triple Entente alliance.

80 years ago
1937


Died on this date
Gene Connell, 31
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Connell was a catcher who played 6 games with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1931, batting .250 (3 for 12) with no home runs or runs batted in. He was killed in a car accident.

Baseball
Rudy York hit 2 home runs and 2 singles and drove in 7 runs to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 12-3 win over the Washington Nationals at Navin Field in Detroit. Mr. York's homers were his 17th and 18th of the month, breaking a record for a single month set by Babe Ruth in September 1927.

Lou Gehrig hit a grand slam in the top of the 5th inning to give the New York Yankees the lead as they overcame a 3-0 deficit and beat the Cleveland Indians 7-3 at League Park in Cleveland. Bump Hadley pitched an 8-hit complete game victory.

Jimmy Dykes singled home Luke Appling and scored on a single by Luke Sewell as the Chicago White Sox scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to defeat the Boston Red Sox 7-6 at Comiskey Park in Chicago. The Red Sox had taken a 6-5 lead in the top of the inning on a 2-run home run by Jimmie Foxx.

Chief Hogsett pitched an 8-hit complete game to win the pitchers' duel over Bud Thomas as the St. Louis Browns edged the Philadelphia Athletics 2-1 in the first game of a doubleheader at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. The Athletics scored 5 runs in the top of the 3rd inning and won the second game 7-3, with Eddie Smith pitching a 7-hit complete game victory.

Gene Moore drove in 3 runs with a double and an outfield fly and Vince DiMaggio hit a 2-run home run to help the Boston Bees defeat the Cincinnati Reds 7-2 at National League Park in Boston, with Danny MacFayden pitching a 3-hit complete game victory.

Terry Moore had 4 hits, Joe Medwick hit a home run and 2 doubles, and Johnny Mize also homered to help the St. Louis Cardinals defeat the New York Giants 8-1 before 8,191 fans at the Polo Grounds in New York, with Bob Weiland pitching a 9-hit complete game victory.

Bucky Walters pitched a 5-hitter to win the pitchers' duel over Ed Brandt as the Philadelphia Phillies shut out the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 before 2,500 fans at Baker Bowl in Philadelphia in a game that was played in 1 hour 26 minutes.

Augie Galan hit a double and triple and scored 2 runs to help the Chicago Cubs defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers 4-2 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, as Tex Carleton won the pitchers' duel over Fred Frankhouse.

75 years ago
1942


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): (There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover--Vera Lynn; Jean Cerchi (2nd month at #1)

War
German forces in Egypt commanded by Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel pushed British forces back on their southern flank near Quaret el Himeimat and near the edge of Quattara Depression. German forces drove to within 15 1/2 miles of Stalingrad. Australian troops were reported to be mopping up the remainder of the Japanese force at Milne Bay, New Guinea. British troops left Addis Ababa in accordance with a military convention signed with Ethiopia.

Defense
The Brazilian government ordered the mobilization of the country's resources, and signed a supplementary decree granting Brazilians the right to cancel contracts with German, Italian, and Japanese firms.

Economics and finance
Canadian Finance Minister J.L. Ilsley announced a victory design on the new 5¢ copper-zinc alloy (Tombac) coin, which was 12-sided to help distinguish it from the penny and quarter. The change in metal was to preserve nickel supplies for war uses.

German Fuehrer Adolf Hitler opened the fourth Winter Help Campaign, calling for sacrifices by the German people since German soldiers had suffered great privations.

Labour
The Canadian government of Prime Minister Mackenzie King announced a new regulation restricting the movement and dismissal of Canadian workers.

70 years ago
1947


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): They Say it's Wonderful--Bing Crosby; Perry Como (2nd month at #1)

Americana
The Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island, built in 1763 and the oldest Jewish house of worship in the United States, was dedicated as a national religious shrine.

Football
IRFU-WIFU
Pre-season
Saskatchewan (0-3) 0 @ Ottawa (2-0) 54
Toronto (1-0) 16 @ Winnipeg (0-1) 9

Tony Golab scored 2 touchdowns and Howie Turner, Johnny Green, Bert Haigh, Ace Powell, Stan Molinski, Pete Finlay, and Ken Charlton scored 1 each as the Rough Riders routed the Roughriders before 5,000 fans at Lansdowne Park.

Joe Krol scored a touchdown, convert, field goal, and 2 singles to lead the Argonauts over the Blue Bombers before a capacity crowd of 6,500 fans at Osborne Stadium. Royal Copeland rushed 30 yards n a fake kick for the other Toronto touchdown. Johnny Reagan scored the Winnipeg touchdown on a 3-man passing play, and Mel Wilson kicked a 40-yard field goal on the last play of the game for Winnipeg.

60 years ago
1957


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): A White Sport Coat (And a Pink Carnation)--Marty Robbins (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Banana Boat Song--Harry Belafonte (8th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Mirror): Diana--Paul Anka

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Tammy--Debbie Reynolds (3rd week at #1)
2 (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear--Elvis Presley
3 Diana--Paul Anka
4 It's Not for Me to Say--Johnny Mathis
5 I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter--Billy Williams
6 Rainbow--Russ Hamilton
7 Bye Bye Love--The Everly Brothers
8 That'll Be the Day--The Crickets
9 White Silver Sands--Don Rondo
10 Send for Me--Nat "King" Cole

Singles entering the chart were Forgotten Dreams, with versions by Leroy Anderson and his "Pops" Concert Orchestra, and Cyril Stapleton and his Orchestra (#48); Till by Percy Faith and his Orchestra (#51); Humpty Dumpty Heart by LaVern Baker (#53); The Eyes of God by the Four Lads (#54); Bermuda Shorts by the Delroys (#57); Black Slacks by Joe Bennett and the Sparkletones (#59); and Fourteen Karat Gold by Don Cherry (#60).

Music
Elvis Presley performed at Empire Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia. It was his third and last concert appearance in Canada, and his last outside the United States.

Asiatica
The Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia) gained its independence from the United Kingdom.

Football

IRFU
Ottawa (2-1) 21 @ Montreal (2-1) 22

WIFU
Saskatchewan (0-4) 22 @ Calgary (4-0) 26

ORFU
London (1-0) 43 @ Toronto (0-2) 0

Mr. Koska scored 2 touchdowns and Mr. King, Don Wright, Dave MacAuley, and John Serniak scored 1 each for the Lords as they shut out Balmy Beach. Mr. Wright kicked 3 converts, Ellis Kissinger added 2, and Tom Sanregret kicked another, while Mr. Serniak added a single.

50 years ago
1967


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Black Velvet Band--Johnny Kelly (6th week at #1)

Diplomacy
Indonesia and Malaysia established relations, which had been broken during the Indonesian dictatorship of President Sukarno.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (1-5) 22 @ Winnipeg (2-3) 13

Continental League
Orlando 28 @ Toronto (1-1) 14

Don Jonas completed 10 of 19 passes for 209 yards in the 1st half and touchdown passes of 4 yards to Sam Weir, 80 yards to John Sykes, and 39 yards to Bill Johnson, while handing off to Pat Batten for a 1-yard touchdown as the Panthers took a 28-0 halftime lead and coasted to victory over the Rifles before 3,842 fans at Varsity Stadium. Mr. Jonas kicked the first 3 Orlando converts and holder Darrell Cox ran for the final convert. Steve Jones rushed for the first Toronto touchdown on the first play of the 4th quarter and passed 59 yards to Pete Manning for the final TD with 3:17 remaining in the game. Clem Turner converted both touchdowns. Mr. Jones rushed for 53 yards on 18 carries. Eagle Day and Tom Wilkinson shared the quarterbacking duties for the Rifles.

40 years ago
1977


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Way Down--Elvis Presley

At the movies
You Light Up My Life, starring Didi Conn and Joe Silver, opened in theatres.

Politics and government
Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith led his Rhodesian Front to an overwhelming victory in the country's general election, winning all 50 seats in the House of Assembly and taking 85.4% of the vote.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (6-2) 27 @ Ottawa (2-5) 24

Jerry Tagge completed a touchdown pass to Jim Young on the last play of the game to give the Lions their win over the Rough Riders in an entertaining game at Lansdowne Park.

30 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): The Loco-Motion--Kylie Minogue (4th week at #1)

On television today
The téléroman (soap opera) La Maison Deschênes began running in Quebec on Télévision Quatre-Saisons.

Died on this date
Dick Young, 69
. U.S. sportswriter. Mr. Young joined the New York Daily News as a messenger in 1937 and began writing for the paper five years later. Mainly working the baseball and boxing beats, Mr. Young was credited with being the first sportswriter to go into the locker room in search of information. His column, titled Young Ideas, ran in his paper and in The Sporting News, which is where this blogger regularly read it. Mr. Young jumped to the New York Post in 1982, where he worked until his death. He was inducted into the writers' wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1978.

Politics and government
The draft of a new constitution for South Korea was completed. The president, who would serve a five-year term, would be chosen in a direct popular election. He could not dissolve the National Assembly, and could declare martial law only with difficulty. The military would be kept neutral in politics, and some new legal rights, including habeas corpus, would be recognized.

Disasters
Thai Airways Flight 365, a Boeing 737-2P5, crashed into the Andaman Sea near Ko Phuket, Thailand, killing all 83 aboard.

At least 50 miners were killed near Welkom, South Africa were killed when an explosion in a gold mine caused an elevator to fall more than 4,000 feet down a shaft.

Baseball
The Toronto Blue Jays traded minor league player Oswaldo Peraza and a player to be named later to the Baltimore Orioles for veteran pitcher Mike Flanagan. To make room for Mr. Flanagan, the Blue Jays released 48-year-old pitcher Phil Niekro, who had pitched in just 3 games for the Blue Jays after being acquired from the Cleveland Indians. Mr. Flanagan, in his 13th season with Baltimore, was 3-6 with an earned run average of 4.94 in 16 games in 1987. Mr. Niekro was 0-2 with an ERA of 8.25 with Toronto.

25 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): The Magic Friend--2 Unlimited

Scandal
The Brazilian Congress began impeachment proceedings against President Fernando Collor de Mello. Mr. de Mello, who had been elected on an anti-corruption campaign, had been found by a Congressional investigation of being aware of an influence-peddling racket and doing nothing about it.

Business

Victoria, British Columbia-based Westar Mining Limited was granted protection under the Company Creditors Arrangement Act.

Baseball
The Oakland Athletics traded outfielder Jose Canseco to the Texas Rangers for outfielder Ruben Sierra and pitchers Jeff Russell and Bobby Witt. Mr. Canseco, in his eighth season with Oakland, was batting .246 with 22 home runs and 72 runs batted in in 97 games in 1992. Mr. Sierra was batting .278 with 14 homers and 70 RBIs in 124 games with Texas in 1992. Mr. Russell was 2-3 with an earned run average of 1.91 and 28 saves in 51 games with Texas in 1992, while Mr. Witt was 9-13 with a 4.46 ERA in 25 games.

20 years ago
1997


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): I'll Be Missing You--Puff Daddy and Faith Evans featuring 112 (5th week at #1)

#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Men in Black--Will Smith (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Austria (Ö3): I'll Be Missing You--Puff Daddy and Faith Evans featuring 112 (7th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: I'll Be Missing You--Puff Daddy and Faith Evans featuring 112 (7th week at #1)

Died on this date
Diana, Princess of Wales, 36
. U.K. Royal Family member. Lady Diana Spencer married Prince Charles on July 19, 1981. The couple had sons William and Harry before divorcing on August 28, 1996. Princess Diana was known for her charity work and participation in the campaign to ban land mines. She was dating Egyptian film producer Dodi Fayed, 42, and the two were in the back seat of a limousine when it crashed in the Pont de l'Alma tunnel in Paris while attempting to escape paparazzi (see also here). The driver, Henri Paul, 41, who was drunk, was also killed. The only survivor was Trevor Rees-Jones, Princess Diana's bodyguard.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (2-8) 43 @ Saskatchewan (4-6) 12

10 years ago
2007


Football
CFL
Montreal (5-4) 14 @ British Columbia (6-2-1) 46

Joe Smith rushed for 161 yards and 2 touchdowns and the Lions rushed for a total of 275 yards as they beat the Alouettes before 32,115 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver.

CIS
Manitoba (1-0) 36 @ Regina (0-1) 13
Alberta (0-1) 14 @ Saskatchewan (1-0) 45

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

August 30, 2017

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Michelle Kent!

130 years ago
1887


Baseball
The Louisville Colonels routed the New York Metropolitans 23-5 in an American Association game at Eclipse Park in Louisville.

100 years ago
1917


Born on this date
Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich
. Russian Imperial Family member. Grand Duke Vladimir, whose family fled to Finland after the Russian Revolution in 1917 and then moved to Germany, and later, France, claimed the position as head of the House of Romanov upon the death of his father Grand Duke Cyril Vladimirovich on October 12, 1938. Grand Duke Vladimir spent most of his life in exile in Spain, and died of a heart attack in Miami, Florida at the age of 74 on April 21, 1992 while addressing a gathering of Spanish-speaking bankers and investors. He was flown back to Russia and given a state funeral in St. Petersburg. Grand Duke Vladimir's daughter Maria Vladimirovna then claimed headship of the House of Romanov.

Denis Healey. U.K. politician. Mr. Healey, a member of the Labour Party, represented Leeds South East in the House of Commons from 1952-1955 and Leeds East from 1955-1992. He held various cabinet posts, including Chancellor of the Exchequer in the cabinets of Prime Ministers Harold Wilson and James Callaghan from 1974-1979. Mr. Healey was appointed to the House of Lords in 1992, and died on October 3, 2015 at the age of 98.

Protest
Vietnamese prison guards led by Trịnh Văn Cấn mutinied at the Thái Nguyên penitentiary against local French authority.

80 years ago
1937


Boxing
In the first defense of the world heavyweight title that he had won on June 22, Joe Louis (33-1) won a unanimous 15-round decision over Tommy Farr at Yankee Stadium (69-22-16) in New York.







75 years ago
1942


War
The Battle of Alam el Halfa began south of El Alamein in Egypt.

Baseball
The Newark Bears, top farm team of the New York Yankees, split a doubleheader with the Baltimore Orioles at Ruppert Stadium in Newark to clinch their seventh International League pennant in the last 11 years.

70 years ago
1947


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)--Tex Williams and his Western Caravan (4th week at #1)

Aviation
Paul Mantz won the Bendix Trophy race for the second time, flying in a P-51 from Van Nuys, California to Cleveland in 4 hours 27 minutes at an average sped of 460.4 miles per hour.

Defense
The Inter-American Defense Conference in Brazil concluded by approving a joint defense treaty for the entire Western Hemisphere.

Politics and government
A U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities report charged that the U.S. Civil Rights Congress was a "Communist front organization" set up to protect members in trouble with the law.

60 years ago
1957


Hit parade
#1 single in France (IFOP): Bambino--Dalida (22nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Diana--Paul Anka

Music
Alan Freed's Holiday Rock 'n' Roll Stage Show began a 10-day run at the Brooklyn Paramount Theatre in Brooklyn, New York. The acts were Little Richard and his Orchestra; The Dell-Vikings; The Diamonds; Mickey and Sylvia; The Moonglows; The Five Keys; The Crickets; Larry Williams; Jo-Ann Campbell; Shaye Cogan; Ocie Smith; The Cleftones; and "extra added attraction" Jimmie Rodgers, as well as Alan Freed's Big Rock and Roll Orchestra featuring Sam "The Man" Taylor," Big Al Sears, and King Curtis.

Football
WIFU
British Columbia (1-3) 14 @ Winnipeg (2-1) 20

50 years ago
1967


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)--Scott McKenzie (4th week at #1)

Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 All You Need is Love/Baby, You're a Rich Man--The Beatles (5th week at #1)
2 San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)--Scott McKenzie
3 Up-Up and Away--The 5th Dimension
4 A Whiter Shade of Pale--Procol Harum
5 In the Chapel in the Moonlight--Dean Martin
6 Woman You're Breaking Me--The Groop
7 Theme for a New Love--Davy Jones
8 To Love Somebody--The Bee Gees
9 Don't Sleep in the Subway--Petula Clark
10 The Monkees Vol. 1 (EP): (Theme from) The Monkees--The Monkees

Singles entering the chart were Heroes and Villains by the Beach Boys (#33); Long Legged Girl (With the Short Dress On) by Elvis Presley (#36); A Girl Like You by the Young Rascals (#38); It Must Be Him by Vikki Carr (#39); and I'll Never Fall in Love Again by Tom Jones (#40).

Law
Thurgood Marshall was confirmed as the first Negro Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Oil
Algeria seized five U.S. oil companies that had been under state control since the Six-Day War in June.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (4-1) 21 @ Edmonton (2-4) 10

George Reed and Ed Buchanan scored touchdowns for the Roughriders as they overcame a 10-3 1st-quarter deficit to defeat the Eskimos before a then-record crowd for Clarke Stadium of 22,197. Garry Lefebvre scored the Edmonton touchdown, with Peter Kempf adding a convert and field goal.

40 years ago
1977


Economics and finance
The U.S. Commerce Department reported that its Index of Leading Indicators had declined 0.2% in July, the third successive monthly decline of that size, and the longest consecutive decline since the 1974-75 recession.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (2-5) 19 @ Winnipeg (4-3) 20
Montreal (7-0) 25 @ Edmonton (4-3) 20

Nick Jambrosic, in his third Canadian Football League game, missed a 32-yard field goal in the last minute, and Richard Crump conceded a single, allowing the Blue Bombers to escape with a win over the Tiger-Cats before a sellout crowd of 25,210 at Winnipeg Stadium. Winnipeg kicker Bernie Ruoff had a convert attempt blocked by Donnie Thomas--the only convert missed by a kicker during the entire CFL season.

Joe Barnes quarterbacked the Alouettes to victory over the Eskimos before 25,875 fans at Clarke Stadium, and his own 79-yard rush set up an 8-yard field goal by Don Sweet in the final seconds of the 1st half. Tom Wilkinson started at quarterback and passed to Larry Highbaugh for a touchdown in the 1st quarter to open the scoring, but the Eskimos didn't score another touchdown until 1:53 remained in the 4th quarter, when Pete Ribbins made a spectacular catch for a 32-yard TD pass from Bruce Lemmerman. It was the first CFL game for 17-year-old Edmonton punter Hank Ilesic, whose first punt travelled 55 yards. The win was the first in Edmonton for the Alouettes since 1965.

30 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): La Bamba--Los Lobos

#1 single in France: Joe le taxi--Vanessa Paradis (5th week at #1)

Labour
A three-week strike by 250,000 black South African gold and coal miners ended with the union accepting the mine owners’ offer of pay increases of 15%-23%. The miners had demanded a 30% pay increase.

Track and field
Ben Johnson of Canada ran the 100-metre dash at the world track and field championships in Rome in a world record 9.83 seconds, cutting one-tenth of a second from the previous record of 9.93 set by Calvin Smith four years earlier. The record was later erased by the Internationan Amateur Athletic Federation because Mr. Johnson used steroids.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (6-3) 23 @ British Columbia (6-3) 24

Lui Passaglia’s 53-yard punt for a single with 36 seconds remaining in regulation time gave the Lions the winning point against the Blue Bombers before 38,338 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver. Winnipeg’s Ken Winey fielded the punt 4 yards deep in his end zone, but was tackled there by B.C.’s Paul Nastasiuk. The Lions scored both their touchdowns within a 29-second span in the last 2 minutes of the 1st half. Roy Dewalt connected with Ray Crouse for a 26-yard touchdown at 13:10, and Keith Gooch returned an interception 36 yards for a TD at 13:29. Two more quick turnovers led to Lui Passaglia field goals and a 20-1 halftime lead for the Lions, which became 23-2 late in the 3rd quarter. Willard Reaves rushed 1 yard for a Winnipeg touchdown on the last play of the 3rd quarter and caught a 17-yard TD pass from Tom Clements in the 4th quarter to reduce the deficit to 23-16. The Blue Bombers then tied the game on a converted touchdown by Ken Hailey on a 68-yard interception return with 7:33 remaining in the 4th quarter. Winnipeg’s James Murphy led all receivers with 145 yards on 12 receptions.

Baseball
The San Diego Padres traded pitcher Storm Davis to the Oakland Athletics for two players to be named later. Mr. Davis was 2-7 with an earned run average of 6.18 in 21 games with San Diego in 1987. On August 31, the Athletics sent pitcher Dave Leiper to San Diego; he was 2-1 with a 3.78 ERA and 1 save in 45 games with Oakland in 1987. On September 8, the Athletics sent first baseman Rob Nelson to the Padres to complete the deal; he was batting .167 with no home runs or runs batted in in 7 games with Oakland in 1987.

Kirby Puckett batted 6 for 6 with 2 home runs, 2 doubles, 4 runs, and 4 runs batted in to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 10-6 win over the Milwaukee Brewers before 22,417 fans at County Stadium in Milwaukee.

George Bell hit 2 home runs and Jesse Barfield, Ernie Whitt, and Nelson Liriano also homered for the Toronto Blue Jays as they routed the Oakland Athletics 13-3 before 38,211 fans at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto.

The Detroit Tigers blanked the Texas Rangers 7-0 before a Tiger Stadium crowd of 38,641, aided by an American League record-setting and major league record-tying 6 passed balls allowed by Texas catcher Geno Petralli, who had difficulty catching the knuckleballs thrown by losing pitcher Charlie Hough, who also threw a wild pitch on a third strike that allowed a batter to reach first base--who eventually came around to score. Doyle Alexander pitched a 3-hitter to improve his record to 3-0 since being acquired from the Atlanta Braves on August 12.

Dwight Evans hit 2 home runs and Jim Rice added another to help the Boston Red Sox defeat the Cleveland Indians 7-3 before 17,189 fans at Cleveland Stadium. Joe Carter homered for the Indians.

Jamie Quirk hit a 3-run home run to climax a 5-run 6th inning and Kevin Seitzer hit a grand slam in the top of the 8th inning to provide the winning margin as the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 11-7 before 21,319 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago. The White Sox opened the scoring when Gary Redus led off the bottom of the 1st with a home run. Gary Thurman made his major league debut with Kansas City, playing the first 8 innings in left field and the 9th in center field. He batted 1 for 4 with a base on balls and a run, and made 1 putout and an error.

Doug Drabek pitched a 3-hitter for the Pittsburgh Piates as they shut out the Houston Astros 7-0 before 26,867 fans at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. John Cangelosi's 3-run home run with 2 out in the bottom of the 5th inning opened the scoring.

Jack Clark scored on a sacrifice squeeze bunt by Jose Oquendo with 1 out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th inning to climax a 3-run rally and give the St. Louis Cardinals a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves before 39,370 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis. The Braves scored all their runs at the beginning of the game when Albert Hall led off with a single, Ken Oberkfell followed with a double, and Gerald Perry followed with a 3-run home run.

The Montreal Expos, trailing 4-1 after 5 innings, scored a run in the 6th and 3 in the top of the 9th and held on to edge the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-4 before 27,360 fans at Dodger Stadium. Pinch hitter Wallace Johnson doubled home Vance Law and Pascual Perez with the tying and winning runs. The Dodgers had Phil Garner on second base with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th, but Tim Burke struck out Danny Heep and retired Mickey Hatcher on a fly ball to end the game.

The Nashville Sounds defeated the Buffalo Bisons 7-5 in an American Association game before a capacity crowd of nearly 40,000 at War Memorial Stadium in Buffalo in the last major event to be held at the facility. The Bisons moved into Pilot Field in 1988.

25 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): You Make the Whole World Smile--Hammond Gamble (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Austria (Ö3): ABBA-esque--Erasure (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Rhythm is a Dancer--Snap! (10th week at #1)

World events
The nine-day old siege at Ruby Ridge in northern Idaho continued, with Kevin Harris, a friend of white separatist Randy Weaver, surrendering to U.S. authorities. Mr. Harris was arrested for the August 21 killing of U.S. federal marshal Bill Degan.

Auto racing
Michael Schumacher won the Belgian Grand Prix, the first of his record 91 Grand Prix victories. Nigel Mansell finished second and Riccardo Patrese third.

20 years ago
1997


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Free--Ultra Naté

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): I'll Be Missing You--Puff Daddy and Faith Evans featuring 112 (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): Men in Black--Will Smith (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): I'll Be Missing You--Puff Daddy and Faith Evans featuring 112 (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Wallonia (Ultratop 40): Alane--Wes (7th week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Men in Black--Will Smith (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): Men in Black--Will Smith (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Mo Money Mo Problems--The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Puff Daddy and Mase

Tennis
While competing in the U.S. Open in New York, Greg Rusedski became the first player to make a serve clocked at 141 miles per hour in a professional match.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (6-4) 33 @ Montreal (7-3) 34

Mike Pringle scored 2 touchdowns in the 4th quarter and Terry Baker kicked a field goal with 4:50 remaining in regulation time to give the Alouettes a comeback victory over the Lions before 11,050 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver.

CIAU
Calgary (1-0) 32 @ Alberta (0-1) 17

10 years ago
2007


Died on this date
Charles Vanik, 94
. U.S. politician. Mr. Vanik, a Democrat, represented Ohio's 21st District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1955-1969 and Ohio's 22nd District from 1969-1981. He was best known as co-sponsor, with Sen. Henry Jackson (Democrat--Washington), of the Jackson-Vanik Amendment, which denied normal trade relations to certain countries with non-market economies that restricted the freedom of emigration. The amendment was intended to allow refugees, particularly religious minorities, to escape from the Soviet Bloc.

August 29, 2017

225 years ago
1792


Born on this date
Charles G. Finney
. U.S. clergyman. Mr. Finney was a Presbyterian minister and evangelist who was associated with the Second Great Awakening and has been accurately called "The Father of American Revivalism." Mr. Finney believed in manipulating people's emotions in order to produce conversions, and I have no doubt that if he were around today, he would be a televangelist. Mr. Finney was President of Oberlin College in Ohio from 1851-1966 and died on August 16, 1875, 13 days before his 83rd birthday. Go here and here for more information on Charles G. Finney.

175 years ago
1842


War
The Treaty of Nanking was signed, ending the First Opium War between Great Britain and China, and ceding the island of Hong Kong to Britain.

110 years ago
1907


Disasters
The south cantilever arm of the Québec Bridge, 11 kilometres north of Québec City, twisted and collapsed during construction, falling 46 metres into the St. Lawrence River; over 75 workers were killed and 11 injured in Canada's worst bridge disaster. The dead included 33 Mohawk steel workers from the Caughnawaga reserve. Faulty design and work by American engineer Theodore Cooper were blamed.

100 years ago
1917


Born on this date
Isabel Sanford
. U.S. actress. Miss Sanford was best known for playing Louise Jefferson in the television comedy series All in the Family (1971-1975) and its spinoff, The Jeffersons (1975-1985), winning an Emmy Award in 1981. She died on July 9, 2004 at the age of 86.

Died on this date
George Huntington Hartford, 83
. U.S. businessman. Mr. Hartford founded headed The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company from 1878-1917, during which time A&P became the largest retail chain in the United States. Mr. Huntington died a week before his 84th birthday.

War
The Military Service Act, passed by the Canadian Parliament, received Royal Assent; all male British subjects up to 45 years of age were liable for conscription, with certain exceptions.

Protest
A mob of 5,000 residents of Montreal started a two-day riot against the Military Voters Act, which received Royal Assent on this day.

Law
The Canadian Parliament passed the Soldier Settlement Act, empowering the government of Canada to buy land for the settlement of soldiers returning to Canada after serving overseas in the Great War.

75 years ago
1942


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Jingle Jangle Jingle--Kay Kyser Orchestra (7th week at #1)

70 years ago
1947


Died on this date
Manolete, 30
. Spanish bullfighter. Manolete, whose real name was Manuel Laureano Rodríguez Sánchez, was regarded as one of the best bullfighters in history. He was fatally gored in Linares, Andalucia as he killed his fifth bull of the day.

Boxing
World welterweight champion Sugar Ray Robinson (81-1-1) knocked out Flashy Sebastian (42-19-6) just 1:02 into the first round of a non-title bout at Madison Square Garden in New York.

60 years ago
1957


Died on this date
Edgar Longaker, 75
. U.S. inventor. Mr. Longaker invented the automobile ignition battery and the submarine storage battery.

50 years ago
1967


On television tonight
The Fugitive, starring David Janssen, on ABC
Tonight's episode: The Judgment: Part II, with guest stars Richard Anderson, Joseph Campanella, Jacqueline Scott, and Diane Baker



This was the final episode of the series, and drew the highest ratings for an episode of any series to that time.

40 years ago
1977


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): I Go to Rio--Peter Allen (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Nagisa no Sindbad--Pink Lady (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Speak Up Mambo (Cuéntame)--The Manhattan Transfer (3rd week at #1)

Died on this date
Jean Hagen, 54
. U.S. actress. Miss Hagen, born Jean Verhagen, was nominated for an Academy Award for her supporting performance in Singin' in the Rain (1952) and was nominated three times for Emmy Awards for her portrayal of Margaret Williams in the television comedy series Make Room for Daddy (1953-1956). She died of throat cancer.

Diplomacy
Meeting in Lusaka, Zambia, with U.K. Foreign Secretary David Owen and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Andrew Young, South African Prime Minister John Vorster rejected aspects of the plan for transferring the government of Rhodesia to black majority rule.

Baseball
Lou Brock of the St. Louis Cardinals stole 2 bases against the San Diego Padres, bringing his major league career total to 893 and breaking the mark that Ty Cobb had set 49 years before. Mike Ivie hit a 2-run home run with 2 out in the bottom of the 8th inning to enable the Padres to win 4-3 before 19,656 fans at San Diego Stadium.

Gary Carter hit a single, double, and home run, scoring 2 runs and driving in 2, while Tony Perez hit a single and homer, scoring 2 runs and driving in 3, to help the Montreal Expos beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-2 before 22,476 fans at Olympic Stadium in Montreal.

Dave Johnson drew a base on balls with the bases loaded and 2 out in the bottom of the 14th inning to score Greg Luzinski and give the Philadelphia Phillies a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves before 36,263 fans at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia. The walk was the fourth in the inning and third straight.

Tommy John allowed 8 hits and 1 earned run in 7 1/3 innings to improve his 1977 record to 16-5 as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 before 34,345 fans at Dodger Stadium. Bill Russell singled and scored in the 1st inning, and scored on the front end of a 2-run home run by Reggie Smith in the 7th.

Pinch hitter Chris Chambliss hit a 3-run home run off Doug Bird with 2 out in the bottom of the 8th inning to enable the New York Yankees to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 before 31,269 fans at Yankee Stadium. Kansas City manager Whitey Herzog attempted some gamesmanship with New York manager Billy Martin, with three starting pitchers listed in the starting lineup. Dennis Leonard was listed as playing left field and batting second; Jim Colborn was listed in right field, batting fourth; and Andy Hassler was listed at first base, batting fifth. All three were removed in favour of pinch hitters or defensive replacements in the 1st inning.

Mitchell Page's second home run of the game, a solo blast with 1 out in the top of the 9th inning, broke a 7-7 tie and gave the Oakland Athletics an 8-7 win over the Boston Red Sox before 29,750 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Mr. Page also hit a 3-run homer in the 5th. Boston right fielder Jim Rice hit 3 home runs and a single, scoring 3 runs and driving in 4. The Red Sox led 5-1 after 4 1/2 innings.

Duane Kuiper, Andre Thornton, and Bruce Bochte all hit solo home runs in the 1st inning for the Cleveland Indians as they defeated the Chicago White Sox 9-2 before 6,236 fans at Cleveland Stadium. Mr. Kuiper's home run was the only homer of his 12-year, 1,057-game major league career. Mr. Thornton hit an inside-the park home run in the 1st inning, and another solo homer in the 7th.



Bob Gorinski scored Larry Hisle with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Minnesota Twins a 7-6 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in the first game of a twi-night doubleheader before 10,364 fans at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington. The Blue Jays scored 5 runs in the 6th, with pinch hitter Sam Ewing tripling home 2 runs and scoring on a single by Alan Ashby. Mr. Hisle had 3 hits, 2 runs, and a run batted in as the Twins won the second game 6-5.

30 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy: Who's That Girl--Madonna (7th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Voyage, voyage--Desireless (9th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): I Just Can't Stop Loving You--Michael Jackson featuring Siedah Garrett (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): I Just Can't Stop Loving You--Michael Jackson featuring Siedah Garrett

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Four Track (EP)--Daniel O'Donnell

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): I Just Can't Stop Loving You--Michael Jackson featuring Siedah Garrett (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): Never Gonna Give You Up--Rick Astley

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): La Bamba--Los Lobos

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 La Bamba--Los Lobos
2 Who's That Girl--Madonna
3 I Want Your Sex--George Michael
4 I Just Can't Stop Loving You--Michael Jackson (with Siedah Garrett)
5 Don't Mean Nothing--Richard Marx
6 Only in My Dreams--Debbie Gibson
7 Luka--Suzanne Vega
8 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For--U2
9 Can't We Try--Dan Hill (with Vonda Shepard)
10 Rock Steady--Whispers

Singles entering the chart were You are the Girl by the Cars (#73); Little Lies by Fleetwood Mac (#76); Don't Make Me Wait for Love by Kenny G (vocal by Lenny Williams) (#78); I Think We're Alone Now by Tiffany (#82); Dinner with Gershwin by Donna Summer (#83); I Don't Think that Man Should Sleep Alone by Ray Parker, Jr. (#84); Notorious by Loverboy (#87); Rock Me by Great White (#89); and That's What Love is All About by Michael Bolton (#90).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 Who's That Girl--Madonna
2 Heart and Soul--T'Pau
3 I Want Your Sex--George Michael
4 Funkytown--Pseudo Echo
5 La Bamba--Los Lobos
6 Luka--Suzanne Vega
7 Alone--Heart
8 Shakedown--Bob Seger
9 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For--U2
10 Together (The New Wedding Song)--Joey Gregorash

Singles entering the chart were Notorious by Loverboy (#84); Who Will You Run To by Heart (#89); Lost in Emotion by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam (#91); Carrie by Europe (#92); Who Found Who by Jellybean (#94); Give to Live by Sammy Hagar (#95); Back Where You Started by Tina Turner (#96); and Surfin' Bird by Pee-Wee Herman (#97). Surfin' Bird was from the movie Back to the Beach (1987).

Died on this date
Archie Campbell, 72
. U.S. comedian. Mr. Campbell was best known as one of the cast members of the television comedy-variety program Hee Haw. He died of a heart attack.

Lee Marvin, 63. U.S. actor. Usually cast as a tough guy, Mr. Marvin won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his comic performance in Cat Ballou (1965).

World events
The day after rebellious soldiers in the Philippines had seized Cebu City and Camp Aguinaldo military base, government troops recaptured Camp Aguinaldo, and the rebels gave up their control of Cebu City. Colonel Gregorio Honasan, leader of the revolt, disappeared.

Swimming
Jocelyn Muir finished her 60-day marathon swim around Lake Ontario to raise $250,000 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, setting a record for the longest international marathon.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (2-7) 23 @ Hamilton (6-3) 28

Ken Zachary rushed for 2 touchdowns and Tom Porras completed touchdown passes to Steve Stapler and Tony Champion as the Tiger-Cats took a 28-18 lead at halftime and held on to beat the Rough Riders before 17,447 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Larry Mohr scored the first Ottawa touchdown on a pass from Todd Dillon, while James Hood scored the other on a pass from Joe Paopao. The Rough Riders had chances for a touchdown late in the game, but two drives deep in Hamilton territory ended in interceptions.

25 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Amigos Para Siempre--Jose Carreras and Sarah Brightman (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Kiss of Tears--Southern All Stars (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): This Used to Be My Playground--Madonna (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Una Historia de Ellegibo--Ellegibo (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): It's My Life--Dr. Alban (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): Le Chat--Pow woW (7th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): It's My Life--Dr. Alban (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): Rhythm is a Dancer--Snap! (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): End of the Road--Boyz II Men (3rd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 November Rain--Guns N' Roses (2nd week at #1)
2 End of the Road--Boyz II Men
3 Baby-Baby-Baby--TLC
4 This Used to Be My Playground--Madonna
5 Baby Got Back--Sir Mix-a-Lot
6 Life is a Highway--Tom Cochrane
7 Giving Him Something He Can Feel--En Vogue
8 Just Another Day--Jon Secada
9 Humpin' Around--Bobby Brown
10 Stay--Shakespears Sister

Singles entering the chart were Not Enough Time by INXS (#76); Real Love by Slaughter (#81); Slow Dance (Hey Mr. DJ) by R. Kelly and Public Announcement (#84); Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad by Def Leppard (#88); All Shook Up by Billy Joel (#92); and Would I Lie to You? by Charles & Eddie (#94); and 1-4-All-4-1 by East Coast Family (#96). All Shook Up was from the movie Honeymoon in Vegas (1992).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 This Used to Be My Playground--Madonna (2nd week at #1)
2 The One--Elton John
3 Friday I'm in Love--The Cure
4 Even Better than the Real Thing--U2
5 Lost Together--Blue Rodeo
6 Take this Heart--Richard Marx
7 Restless Heart--Peter Cetera
8 November Rain--Guns N' Roses
9 Just Another Day--Jon Secada
10 Too Funky--George Michael

Singles entering the chart were My Destiny by Lionel Richie (#54); Inside Out by Sue Medley (#62); Hunger Strike by Temple of the Dog (#71); Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad by Def Leppard (#72); All Shook Up by Billy Joel (#77); Once in a Lifetime by Love & Sas (#91); and Layla by Eric Clapton (#98). Layla was a slower live version of the song that Mr. Clapton had previously recorded as leader of Derek and the Dominos and had been a minor hit single in 1971 and a bigger hit in 1972.

Protest
A march by 15,000 people in Rostock in eastern Germany against right-wing attacks on refugees ended in clashes between demonstrators and police.

Politics and government
Québec Premier Robert Bourassa got a special conference of the Québec Liberal Party to approve the Charlottetown Accord; only the party's youth wing and Jean Allaire opposed the deal.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (0-8) 36 @ Saskatchewan (4-4) 47

Kent Austin completed 24 of 33 passes for 492 yards and 4 touchdowns to lead the Roughriders over the Lions before 19,345 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Jeff Fairholm scored on passes of 48 and 76 yards, while Ray Elgaard caught a 25-yard TD pass from Mr. Austin and Don Narcisse caught a 28-yard TD pass. Saskatchewan scored 25 points in the 2nd quarter as they built a 32-3 halftime lead. Lucius Floyd rushed 13 times for 116 yards for the Roughriders and scored touchdowns of 18 and 38 yards. Jon Volpe of the Lions rushed 16 times for 75 yards and 3 touchdowns, with all of his TDs coming in the 4th quarter. Matt Clark scored a B.C. touchdown in the 3rd quarter on a 13-yard pass from Danny Barrett. Mr. Elgaard led all receivers with 207 yards on 8 receptions.

20 years ago
1997


Hit parade
#1 single in Germany (Media Control): I'll Be Missing You--Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans and 112 (10th week at #1)

#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): I'll Be Missing You--Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans and 112 (8th week at #1)

Music
The Beach Boys performed at the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey in what turned out to be the last performance for lead guitarist and singer Carl Wilson. He died of lung cancer on February 6, 1998 at the age of 51.

Abominations
Members of the Armed Islamic Group of Algeria GIA massacred at least 98 villagers in Rais, Algeria.

10 years ago
2007


Died on this date
Pierre Messmer, 91
. Prime Minister of France, 1972-1974. Mr. Messmer, a Gaullist, served as Minister of Armies under President Charles de Gaulle from 1960-1969 and as Prime Minister under President Georges Pompidou.

Richard Jewell, 44. U.S. security guard. Mr. Jewell, born Richard White, was working with American Telephone & Telegraph when he discovered a backpack filled with three pipe bombs in Centennial Park in Atlanta during the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, and alerted police and helped to evacuate the area before the bomb exploded. Initially hailed as a hero, Mr. Jewell soon became a suspect, and underwent "trial by media." He sued various media outlets in an attempt to clear his name, and was ultimately vindicated in 2005 when Eric Rudolph was revealed to be the actual bomber. Mr. Jewell died of heart disease and diabetes.

Monday, 28 August 2017

August 28, 2017

150 years ago
1867


Americana
The United States took possession of the (at this point unoccupied) Midway Atoll.

Transportation
The first train went over the Mount Cenis railway in the Alps.

100 years ago
1917


Bought on this date
Jack Kirby
. U.S. author and illustrator. Mr. Kirby, born Jacob Kurtzberg, was a major figure in the history of comic books. He was with Marvel Comics from 1958-1970, co creating such characters as The Fantastic Four, X-Men, and The Incredible Hulk. Mr. Kirby died on February 6, 1994 at the age of 76.

Protest
10 suffragists were arrested as they picketed the White House in an effort to pressure U.S. President Woodrow Wilson to support the proposed “Anthony amendment” to the U.S. Constitution that would guarantee women the right to vote.

Disasters
Fire destroyed much of the downtown of Bellevue, Alberta.

80 years ago
1937


Died on this date
George Prendergast, 83
. Australian politician. Mr. Prendergast had a 40-year career in Victoria state politics, and led the Labour Party there from 1904-1926, serving as Premier from July 18-November 18, 1924.

Business
Toyota Motor Company became independent, splitting off from parent company Toyota Industries.

75 years ago
1942


Football
NFL
College All-Star Game @ Soldier Field, Chicago
College All-Stars 0 @ Chicago Bears 21

101,200 fans saw the defending National Football League champion Bears shut out the All-Stars.

70 years ago
1947


On the radio
Mystery in the Air, starring Peter Lorre, on NBC
Tonight's episode: Beyond Good and Evil

60 years ago
1957


Aviation
Test pilot Michael Randrup set an altitude record of 70,000 feet for manned airplanes in a Canberra bomber over Luton, England.

Politics and government
U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond (Democrat--South Carolina) began a filibuster to prevent the Senate from voting on Civil Rights Act of 1957; he stopped speaking 24 hours and 18 minutes later, the longest filibuster ever conducted by a single Senator.

Crime
Massachusetts Governor Foster Furcolo signed a resolution of the state legislature reversing the 1692 witchcraft convictions of six women in Salem.

50 years ago
1967


Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Lola--Los Brincos (3rd week at #1)

Music
The single Gettin' Hungry/Devoted to You by Brian and Mike (Brian Wilson & Mike Love) was released on Brother Records.

Economics and finance
U.K. Prime Minister Harold Wilson took control of Britain's Economic Department, but retained Michael Steward as first Secretary of State for Home Affairs.

40 years ago
1977


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: Boogie Nights--Heat Wave (4th week at #1)

Diplomacy

Meeting in Lusaka, Zambia, Rhodesian guerrilla leaders told U.K. Foreign Secretary David Owen and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Andrew Young that only "those forces that are fighting for change" should control the process of transferring the government of Rhodesia to black majority rule.

Economics and finance
The Swedish government of Prime Minister Thorbjorn Falldin devalued the krona by 10%, withdrawing it from the European snake of jointly floating currencies.

Soccer
NASL
Soccer Bowl @ Portland, Oregon
(New York) Cosmos 2 Seattle 1

Steve Hunt scored in 19th minute and assisted on Giorgio Chinaglia's game winner in the 78th minute as the Cosmos edged the Sounders before 35,548 fans at Civic Stadium. Tommy Ord scored for Seattle just 4 minutes after Mr. Hunt opened the scoring. It was the final game for Cosmos' legend Pelé. Mr. Hunt was named Man of the Match.



Football
CFL
Calgary (1-6) 19 @ Saskatchewan (4-3) 30

Fred Williams rushed for 85 yards and 2 touchdowns in his first Canadian Football League game to help the Roughriders defeat the Stampeders at Taylor Field in Regina. Calgary defensive back Bob Grupp suffered a career-ending knee injury in just his second CFL game.

Baseball
This blogger and his father were in attendance on a cold night at Foothills Park in Calgary to see the Great Falls Giants beat the Cardinals 16-10 in 11 innings in the final game of the Pioneer League season, Calgary's first in the league. Third baseman Tye Waller received an award as the team's most popular player; he batted .320 in 70 games with 8 home runs and 77 runs batted in, the latter figure tying him with Glenn Goya of the Great Falls Giants for the league lead. The Cardinals finished the season with the PL's top three batters: left fielder Jim Reeves (.376); right fielder Larry Silver (.374); and catcher Dennis Cirbo (.365). The Cardinals finished fourth in the six-team Summer Class A league with a record of 34-36, 10 games behind the pennant-winning Lethbridge Dodgers, who finished at 44-26. The Giants finished second with a record of 43-27, 1 game behind the Dodgers.

30 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Voyage Voyage--Desireless

Died on this date
John Huston, 81
. U.S. film director and actor. Mr. Huston won the Academy Award for Best Director for The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948). Other notable movies that he directed included The Maltese Falcon (1941); Across the Pacific (1942); Key Largo (1948); The Asphalt Jungle (1950); The African Queen (1951); Moulin Rouge (1952); Beat the Devil (1953); Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957); The Misfits (1961); Fat City (1972); The Man Who Would Be King (1975); Prizzi's Honor (1975); and The Dead (1987). One of his more notable acting roles was in Chinatown (1974).

World events
Mutinous army troops in the Philippines launched an attack that was repulsed about 300 yards from the presidential palace in Manila. President Corazon Aquino’s son was wounded, and three of his bodyguards were killed. Other rebels seized Cebu City and Camp Aguinaldo military base. Colonel Gregorio Honasan, leader of the revolt, said that he was not attempting a military coup, but was acting because the government had lost its “political will” and because Mrs. Aquino had established a personality cult.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (6-3) 39 @ Saskatchewan (2-6-1) 13

Damon Allen started at quarterback for the Eskimos and led the team to a 15-0 lead before leaving with an injury in the 2nd quarter, and rookie Tracy Ham, seeing his first extended playing time in the CFL, did an adequate job replacing him for the rest of the game. Mr. Allen threw his first touchdown pass to Stephen Jones for 31 yards just 1:39 into the game and connected with Rick House for a 25-yard TD later in the 1st quarter. Tom Richards did a brilliant job of straddling the sideline as he returned a punt 88 yards for an Edmonton touchdown in the 2nd quarter, giving the Eskimos a 25-3 halftime lead. Assistant coach John Hufnagel, who had come out of retirement to play quarterback for the Roughriders, completed 20 of 29 passes for 224 passes and a 15-yard touchdown to Ray Elgaard in the 3rd quarter before suffering a career-ending Achilles tendon injury. Mr. Ham threw his first CFL touchdown pass to Rick House from 10 yards in the 3rd quarter and then scored his first CFL touchdown on a 1-yard rush with 2:31 remaining in the game. Mr. Ham completed 11 of 23 passes for 170 yards and rushed 5 times for 18. For Mr. House, it was his first action after missing 7 games with a shoulder separation. Attendance at Taylor Field in Regina was 24,000.

Baseball
Mike Schmidt hit his 522nd career major league home run, passing Ted Williams and Willie McCovey on the career list, to help the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 8-1 before 12,711 fans at Jack Murphy-San Diego Stadium.

Ryne Sandberg singled home Bob Dernier with 2 out in the top of the 10th inning to break a 5-5 tie as the Chicago Cubs edged the Cincinnati Reds 6-5 before 28,223 fans at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati.

Pinch hitter Tommy Herr singled home Ozzie Smith with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves before 43,524 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis.

Dwight Gooden pitched a 4-hitter to improve his 1987 record to 12-4 and the New York Mets scored 3 runs in the top of the 9th inning to insure a 4-0 win over the San Francisco Giants before 36,507 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

With 2 out and nobody on base in the top of the 12th inning, Tom Foley reached second base on a throwing error by third baseman Tracy Woodson, Herm Winningham was intentionally walked, and scored on a single by Mike Fitzgerald to break a 1-1 tie as the Montreal Expos edged the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 before 30,917 fans at Dodger Stadium.

Alvin Davis hit a grand slam in the 6th inning and Mickey Brantley drove in 4 runs to help the Seattle Mariners beat the New York Yankees 10-4 before 22,095 fans at Yankee Stadium.

Pinch hitter Fred Lynn hit a solo home run with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the Baltimore Orioles a 6-5 win over the California Angels before 20,403 fans at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. Alan Wiggins made an out as a pinch hitter for Baltimore designated hitter Jim Dwyer in the 7th inning and was on deck when the game ended; it was the 631st and last game of Mr. Wiggins' 7-year major league career.

Chris Bosio pitched a 2-hitter and Greg Brock doubled home Robin Yount with the game's only run in the bottom of the 6th inning as the Milwaukee Brewers edged the Minnesota Twins 1-0 before 22,461 fans at County Stadium in Milwaukee. Losing pitcher Les Straker allowed 6 hits and 1 earned run in 7 innings.

25 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Germany (Media Control): It's My Life--Dr. Alban (5th week at #1)

War
Canadian Defence Minister Marcel Masse said that Canada was prepared to send 750 troops to Somalia to help relieve famine and civil war. The Department of National Defence sent the destroyer HMCS Gatineau to monitor the United Nations embargo against Yugoslavia, and moved to a North Atlantic Treaty Organization standing force in the Mediterranean Sea.

Politics and government
Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, the provincial premiers, and aboriginal leaders finished negotiating the Charlottetown Accord after a five-day debate. Québec was to get 25% of House of Commons seats; a veto over French language and culture; and approval of three Supreme Court of Canada judges. The provinces were to have the right to veto future changes in national institutions; get full control of forestry, mining, tourism, recreation, housing, culture, and also urban affairs; could opt out of new national cost-sharing programs, and be compensated. The provinces agreed in principle to get rid of interprovincial trade barriers. The Accord enshrined a native right to self-government in the Constitution, with five years to define the concept before courts got involved; natives were to be able to make native laws consistent with federal and provincial laws and peace, order, and good government. The Accord was to let territories become provinces, with existing provinces to approve terms and representation. The Senate was to be elected and equal; Québec and Ontario were to get 18 more House of Commons seats each; the new Senate was to be cut to 62 seats--6 from each province, 1 from each territory; the proposed new Senate could veto legislation on natural resources taxation and government appointments; Québec senators in the proposed new Senate could veto legislation on French language and culture. The Accord was submitted to a national referendum on October 26, 1992.

Football
CFL
Calgary (6-2) 45 @ Edmonton (6-2) 38 (OT)

Quarterback Doug Flutie rushed 13 times for 141 yards and a touchdown and completed touchdown passes to Allen Pitts and PeeWee Smith as the Stampeders beat the Eskimos before 31,812 fans on a rainy night at Commonwealth Stadium. Andy McVey scored the other Calgary touchdown on a 4-yard rush with 19 seconds remaining in regulation time, set up by a terrible call against Edmonton safety Dan Murphy, who hit Mr. Flutie, who was carrying the ball upfield, in bounds, but was penalized for unnecessary roughness. Mr. Flutie’s touchdown pass to Mr. Smith covered 7 yards and came with just 5 seconds left in the 1st overtime period; it was the only scoring in overtime. Mark McLoughlin converted all the Calgary touchdowns and added 5 field goals and a single. Edmonton quarterback Tracy Ham threw 2 touchdown passes to Craig Ellis, while defensive end Leroy Blugh returned a Calgary fumble 2 yards for a touchdown. Blake Marshall rushed 3 yards for the other Eskimo touchdown, which was followed by a 2-point convert on a pass from Mr. Ham to Jim Sandusky, giving the Eskimos a 38-31 lead with 1:44 remaining in regulation time. Edmonton running back Blake Ezor didn’t carry the ball once in his fifth and last CFL game.

Baseball
Kevin Seitzer and Scott Fletcher each had 5 hits to help the Milwaukee Brewers set an American League record for a single game with 31 hits—26 of them singles—in a 22-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays before 50,408 fans at SkyDome in Toronto. The 31 hits tied a major league record set by the New York Giants against the Cincinnati Reds on June 9, 1901.

Pinch hitter Lenny Webster doubled home Shane Mack with 1 out in the bottom of the 14th inning to give the Minnesota Twins a 4-3 win over the New York Yankees before 29,361 fans at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis.

Billy Hatcher hit 4 singles in 5 at bats to help the Boston Red Sox defeat the California Angels 7-1 before 29,872 fans at Anaheim Stadium. Boston first baseman Jack Clark struck out 3 times in as many at bats, drew a base on balls, and made 6 putouts, an assist, and an error in the 1,994th and last game of his 18-year major league career.

Dennis Eckersley struck out Brook Jacoby with 2 out and runners on first and third bases to end the game as the Oakland Athletics held on to defeat the Cleveland Indians 7-6 before 30,422 fans at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Oakland designated hitter Harold Baines batted 2 for 3 with a home run, base on balls, 2 runs, and 3 runs batted in.

Jeff Kent, playing his second game after being acquired in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays, hit a single, double, and triple, scoring 2 runs and driving in 3, to help the New York Mets rout the Cincinnati Reds 12-1 and complete a sweep of their twi-night doubleheader before 20,343 fans at Shea Stadium in New York. Mr. Kent batted 0 for 4 in the first game, which the Mets won 4-3.

Mark Clark, Todd Worrell, and Lee Smith combined on a 3-hitter for the St. Louis Cardinals as they edged the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 before 28,254 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis. The only run came in the 1st inning when Andres Galarraga hit a sacrifice fly to score Bernard Gilkey. Losing pitcher Bob Ojeda allowed just 4 hits and 1 earned run in 7 innings.

Gary Sheffield, Darrin Jackson, and Jerald Clark each drove in 3 runs to help the San Diego Padres beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-6 before 15,916 fans at Jack Murphy-San Diego Stadium. Messrs. Sheffield and Jackson hit home runs for San Diego, as did Fred McGriff. Gary Redus and Barry Bonds homered for the Pirates.

20 years ago
1997


Hit parade
#1 single in Denmark (Nielsen Music Control & IFPI): I'll Be Missing You--Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans and 112 (7th week at #1)

#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): The Age of Love--Scooter (2nd week at #1)

10 years ago
2007


Died on this date
Arthur Jones, 80
. U.S. inventor and businessman. Mr. Jones, a pioneer in physical fitness training, invented Nautilus exercise equipment and the exercise equipment firms Nautilus, Inc. and MedX, Inc.

Miyoshi Umeki, 78. Japanese-born U.S. actress and singer. Miss Umeki had a recording career in Japan before she moved to the United States in 1955 and won the Academy Award for her supporting performance in Sayonara (1957). She starred in the stage (1958) and film (1961) versions of the musical Flower Drum Song, and played Mrs. Livingston, the housekeeper, in the television comedy series The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1969-1972).

Sunday, 27 August 2017

August 27, 2017

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Brenda Kiema!

130 years ago
1887


Baseball
Mike Kelly and Ezra Sutton each scored 6 runs as the Boston Beaneaters beat the Pittsburgh Alleghenys 28-14 at South End Grounds in Boston.

125 years ago
1892


Disasters
Fire almost completely burned the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.

100 years ago
1917


Born on this date
Peanuts Lowrey
. U.S. baseball player and coach. Harold Lee Lowrey, nicknamed by an uncle because of his small size as a child, was an outfielder with the Chicago Cubs (1942-1943, 1945-1949); Cincinnati Reds (1949-1950); St. Louis Cardinals (1950-1954); and Philadelphia Phillies (1955), batting .273 with 37 home runs and 479 runs batted in in 1,401 games. He set a major league record in 1952 with 7 consecutive pinch hits, and led the majors with 21 pinch hits in 1953. Mr. Lowrey was a coach with five major league teams from 1960-1981; he died on July 2, 1986 at the age of 68.

80 years ago
1937


Labour
A strike ended at Dominion Textile plants in Sherbrooke, Québec.

Baseball
Fred Frankhouse of the Brooklyn Dodgers pitched a no-hitter for 7 2/3 innings, but rain ended the game at that point as the Dodgers blanked the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 in the first game of a scheduled doubleheader at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. The second game was cancelled.

Ed Brandt and Mace Brown combined for a 4-hit shutout as the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the New York Giants 1-0 in the first game of a doubleheader at the Polo Grounds in New York. With 2 out and nobody on base in the top of the 7th, Paul Waner singled, Gus Suhr walked, and Al Todd singled home Mr. Waner with the only run off losing pitcher Cliff Melton. Burgess Whitehead tripled with 1 out in the bottom of the 7th and scored on a single by Dick Bartell to break a 2-2 tie as the Giants won the second game 3-2.

Clause Passeau and Bucky Walters were the respective winning pitchers as the Philadelphia Phillies swept a doubleheader from the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 and 6-3 at Shibe Park in Philadelphia.

The Boston Red Sox allowed 4 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning, but came back with 2 runs in each of the 4th, 5th, 7th, and 8th to defeat the Detroit Tigers 8-5 before 11,000 fans at Navin Field in Detroit.

Pete Appleton pitched a 3-hitter to win the pitchers' duel over Bullfrog Bill Dietrich as the Washington Nationals shut out the Chicago White Sox 5-0 at Comiskey Park in Chicago.

Lou Gehrig batted 3 for 3 with a home run, double, 3 runs, and a run batted in, and was hit by a pitch, helping the New York Yankees edge the St. Louis Browns 4-3 before 2,309 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. Frank Crosetti also homered for the Yankees.

75 years ago
1942


War
The Royal Canadian Navy corvette HMCS Oakville sank a German U-Boat in the Caribbean Sea as part of the fight to keep Venezuelan oil moving to Britain. A U-Boat sank two freighters off Newfoundland. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, acting on presidential warrants, arrested 100 German aliens in New Jersey.

Abominations
The Sarny Massacre began, in which 14,000-18,000 people, mostly Jews, were executed in Sarny in German-occupied Ukraine.

Defense
The 45,000-ton U.S. Navy battleship USS Iowa, the largest of its class ever built, was launched at Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Medicine
Oxford University scientists announced the development of a new chemical known as penicillin, produced from cultures of common fungi, and more fatal to bacteria than sulfa drugs.

70 years ago
1947


At the movies
Kiss of Death, starring Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray, and Richard Widmark, opened in theatres.

Labour
The Association of Colored Railway Trainmen and Locomotive Firemen filed suit in St. Louis against the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway and four railroad workers' unions to annul a 1928 agreement barring Negroes from all jobs except train porters.

Football
IRFU-WIFU
Pre-season
Saskatchewan (0-2) 7 @ Montreal (1-0) 22

Tommy Manastersky scored 2 touchdowns and Tommy Cates and Virgil Wagner scored 1 each to help the Alouettes defeat the Roughriders before 15,500 fans at Delorimier Stadium. Roy Bell scored the Saskatchewan touchdown.

IRFU-ORFU
Pre-season
Toronto Balmy Beach (0-1) 0 @ Hamilton Tigers (1-0) 32

Frank Filchock quarterbacked the Tigers to 3 touchdowns in the 1st half as they routed Balmy Beach before 8,000 fans at Civic Stadium.

50 years ago
1967


Died on this date
Brian Epstein, 32
. U.K. businessman and music executive. Mr. Epstein managed his family's North End Music Store in Liverpool, and discovered the Beatles during a performance at the Cavern Club there in 1961. He began managing the group in 1962, and was largely responsible for refining their stage appearance. Mr. Epstein also managed other artists, such as Gerry and the Pacemakers, and Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas. When the Beatles stopped touring after the summer of 1966, Mr. Epstein's importance to the group seemed to diminish, and his consumption of barbiturates increased. He reportedly took pills on the basis of what they looked like rather than on what they contained, and died of an overdose of the barbiturate Carbitral, combined with alcohol. Mr. Epstein's death, 23 days before his 33rd birthday, was likely accidental.

Music
The Monkees performed at Spokane Coliseum, the last of three concerts that provided the material for the album Live 1967, released in 1987. It was also the last concert of a very successful tour of the U.K. and U.S.A.

Football
CFL
Calgary (4-1) 16 @ British Columbia (0-5) 7

40 years ago
1977


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Ti Amo'--Umberto Tozzi (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Yes Sir, I Can Boogie--Baccara (8th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): Cokane in My Brain--Dillinger (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland: Angelo--The Brotherhood of Man

#1 single in the U.K (BMRB): Float On--The Floaters

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Best of My Love--Emotions (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Best of My Love--Emotions (2nd week at #1)
2 I Just Want to Be Your Everything--Andy Gibb
3 (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher--Rita Coolidge
4 Easy--Commodores
5 Handy Man--James Taylor
6 Float On--The Floaters
7 You Made Me Believe in Magic--Bay City Rollers
8 Just a Song Before I Go--Crosby, Stills & Nash
9 Don't Stop--Fleetwood Mac
10 Barracuda--Heart

Singles entering the chart were Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) by Peter Frampton (#61); She Did It by Eric Carmen (#74); Another Star by Stevie Wonder (#75); Brick House by the Commodores (#77); You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone (#79); I Go Crazy by Paul Davis (#84); Surfin' USA by Leif Garrett (#88); Hold On by Wild Cherry (#89); Does She Do it Like She Dances by the Addrisi Brothers (#92); Too Hot to Handle by UFO (#97); and C'est la Vie by Greg Lake (#99). You Light Up My Life was the title song of the movie, and went on to win the 1977 Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Whatcha Gonna Do?--Pablo Cruise
2 (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher--Rita Coolidge
3 I Just Want to Be Your Everything--Andy Gibb
4 My Heart Belongs to Me--Barbra Streisand
5 You and Me--Alice Cooper
6 Don't Stop--Fleetwood Mac
7 You Made Me Believe in Magic--Bay City Rollers
8 Barracuda--Heart
9 Handy Man--James Taylor
10 Give a Little Bit--Supertramp

Singles entering the chart were I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You by Alan Parsons (#93); The Two of Us by Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. (#95); Dog Days by Atlanta Rhythm Section (#96); Seen You When I Git There by Lou Rawls (#97); O-H-I-O by Ohio Players (#98); Can't You See by the Marshall Tucker Band (#99); and Just Remember I Love You by Firefall (#100).

Baseball
John Fenwick's grand slam climaxed a 7-run 1st inning and started the Great Falls Giants to a 21-4 rout of the Calgary Cardinals in a Pioneer League game before 610 fans at Foothills Park in Calgary. Great Falls first baseman Glenn Goya batted 4 for 7 with a triple, double, run, and 6 runs batted in, while designated hitter Alfonso Rosario batted 4 for 6 with a 3-run homer, 4 runs, and 5 RBIs. The Cardinals scored all their runs in the 4th inning against Scott Budner, who allowed 6 hits and 3 earned runs in 8 innings to improve his 1977 record to 8-3. Steve Brown started on the mound for Calgary, allowing 7 hits and 10 runs--7 earned--in 2 innings to drop to 3-3. The game was broadcast in Calgary on CFAC radio.

30 years ago
1987


Politics and government
Robert Maclennan was named as the new leader of Britain's Social Democratic Party, succeeding David Owen, who had recenlty resigned.

Labour
20,000 black South African gold and coal miners were fired, 18 days into a strike by 250,000 miners.

Baseball
The Kansas City Royals, fourh in the American League West Division with a record of 62-64, just 3 1/2 games behind the first-place Minnesota Twins, fired manager Billy Gardner, who had replaced ailing Dick Howser in spring training. John Wathan, manager of the Royals' AAA farm team in Omaha, was named to succeed Mr. Gardner, and the Royals won their first game for him, as George Brett's home run with 2 out in the 10th inning gave the Royals a 3-2 win over the Texas Rangers before 28,044 fans at Royals Stadium.

George Bell doubled in a run in the 1st inning and hit a grand slam in the 5th to help the Toronto Blue Jays come back from an early 4-0 deficit to defeat the Oakland Athletics 9-4 before 38,026 fans at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto. Carney Lansford's 3-run homer climaxed a 4-run 1st inning for Oakland.

Bryn Smith and three relief pitchers combined to pitch a 6-hit shutout as the Montreal Expos blanked the San Diego Padres 3-0 before 8,446 fans at Jack Murphy-San Diego Stadium.

25 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Rhythm is a Dancer--Snap! (3rd week at #1)

War
The principals in the Yugoslavian civil war, meeting in London, agreed to a peace accord. The terms included a cessation of violence in Bosnia and the release of all people held in detention camps. It was agreed that no territory gained by force would be recognized by the international community. Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic supported the accord but claimed that Serbia had no control over camps in Bosnia.

World events
A “no-fly” zone, proposed by the United States and supported by Great Britain and France, went into effect, covering about 1/3 of Iraq. 200 U.S. aircraft bore the burden, which resulted from accusations of genocide on the part of the Iraqi regime of President Saddam Hussein against the country’s Shiite Muslim minority population.

Law
The Supreme Court of Canada voted 4-3 to acquit Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel of charges that he had violated section 181 the Canadian Criminal Code pertaining to freedom of speech for publishing his treatise Did Six Million Really Die?. The Court declared the law unconstitutional because it violated the guarantee of freedom of expression contained in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Football
CFL
The Canadian Football League took over operation of the British Columbia Lions franchise, most recently owned by Murray Pezim, until new ownership could be found.

Hamilton (5-3) 37 @ Winnipeg (4-4) 35 (OT)

Paul Osbaldiston’s 20-yard field goal with 1 second remaining in the 2nd overtime period gave the Tiger-Cats their win over the Blue Bombers before 26,215 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Mr. Osbaldiston kicked 5 field goals, including 3 in overtime. Larry Thompson of the Blue Bombers caught 9 passes for 154 yards and 3 touchdowns, including one in the 1st overtime period. Hamilton quarterback Damon Allen completed touchdown passes to Nick Mazzoli and Earl Winfield, and Hamilton linebacker Lance Trumble scored his only CFL touchdown when he recovered a fumble in the Winnipeg end zone when a kick returner attempted to run a missed field goal attempt back. Warren Hudson scored the other Winnipeg touchdown on a 3-yard rush in the 1st quarter. Michael Richardson, playing his first CFL game, rushed 22 times for 197 yards for the Blue Bombers, but also fumbled 3 times. The Blue Bombers fumbled 8 times, and lost 5, while Winnipeg quarterback Matt Dunigan also gave up 4 interceptions.

Baseball
David Cone, who had led National League pitchers in strikeouts in 1990 and 1991 and was leading again in 1992, was traded by the New York Mets to the Toronto Blue Jays, currently leading the American League East Division, for infielder Jeff Kent and outfielder Ryan Thompson. Mr. Cone was 13-7 with an earned run average of 2.88 in 27 games with the Mets in 1992. Mr. Kent was batting .240 with 8 home runs and 35 runs batted in in 65 games with Toronto, while Mr. Thompson was batting .282 with 14 home runs and 46 runs batted in in 112 games with the Syracuse Chiefs of the AAA International League.

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August 26, 2017

225 years ago
1792


Born on this date
Manuel Oribe
. President of Uruguay, 1835-1838. Mr. Oribe, a member of the White Party, was forced from office after three years as President, but led a rebel army and laid siege to Montevideo from 1843-1851 before his forces were defeated. He died on November 12, 1857 at the age of 65.

170 years ago
1847


Africana
Liberia was proclaimed an independent republic.

150 years ago
1867


Defense
Brigadier General Canby replaced Major General Daniel Sickles at Charleston, South Carolina as commander of the Second Military District, on the order of President Andrew Johnson.

75 years ago
1942


Abominations
At Chortkiv, Ukrainian police and German Schutzpolizei deported 2,000 Jews to Bełżec extermination camp. 500 of the sick and children were murdered on the spot. This continued until the next day.

Diplomacy
N.Z. Prime Minister Peter Fraser conferred with U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the White House.

70 years ago
1947


Defense
The U.S. Navy reported that voluntary enlistments were growing but still below the 15,000 monthly goal needed to maintain the authorized naval strength of 400,000 by July 1948.

Space
The University of California's Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton announced the discovery of a new minor planet called "Wirtanen's Object," less than 10 miles in diameter in an orbit about 156 million miles from the Sun.

60 years ago
1957


Hit parade
#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Tammy--Debbie Reynolds (Best Seller--1st week at #1; Disc Jockey--2nd week at #1); (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Loving You--Elvis Presley (Top 100--7th week at #1)

Defense
The U.S.S.R. announced that it had successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Football
WIFU
Calgary (3-0) 22 @ British Columbia (1-2) 20

50 years ago
1967


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): All You Need is Love/Baby, You're a Rich Man--The Beatles (5th week at #1)

#1 single in France: Adios Amor--Sheila (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Nel sole--Al Bano

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): All You Need is Love--The Beatles (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)--Scott McKenzie (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)--Scott McKenzie (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Ode to Billie Joe--Bobbie Gentry

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Ode to Billie Joe--Bobbie Gentry
2 All You Need is Love--The Beatles
3 Baby I Love You--Aretha Franklin
4 Light My Fire--The Doors
5 Words--The Monkees
6 Pleasant Valley Sunday--The Monkees
7 Mercy, Mercy, Mercy--The Buckinghams
8 Reflections--Diana Ross and the Supremes
9 Heroes and Villains--The Beach Boys
10 A Girl Like You--The Young Rascals

Singles entering the chart were Twelve Thirty by the Mamas and the Papas (#58); Gettin' Together by Tommy James and the Shondells (#62); Museum by Herman's Hermits (#63); I Make a Fool of Myself by Frankie Valli (#64); There's Always Me by Elvis Presley (#65); In the Heat of the Night by Ray Charles (#71); Just Out of Reach (Of My Two Empty Arms) by Percy Sledge (#72); Anything Goes by Harpers Bizarre (#76); Put Your Mind at Ease by Every Mother's Son (#85); I Dig Rock and Roll Music by Peter, Paul and Mary (#86); Our Song by Jack Jones (#87); Casanova (Your Playing Days are Over) by Ruby Andrews (#89); Laura (Tell Me What He’s Got that I Ain’t Got) by Brook Benton (#92); Hey Joe by Cher (#95); Forget It by the Sandpebbles (#96); and It Must Be Him by Vikki Carr (#99). In the Heat of the Night was the title song of the movie.

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 All You Need is Love--The Beatles
2 Pleasant Valley Sunday--The Monkees
3 Baby I Love You--Aretha Franklin
4 A Girl Like You--The Young Rascals
5 To Love Somebody--The Bee Gees
6 Light My Fire--The Doors
7 My Mammy--The Happenings
8 Thank the Lord for the Night Time--Neil Diamond
9 Cold Sweat (Part 1)--James Brown and the Famous Flames
10 More Love--Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

Singles entering the chart were Anything Goes by Harpers Bizarre (#68); Love Bug Leave My Heart Alone by Martha & the Vandellas (#77); I Feel Good (I Feel Bad) by the Lewis & Clarke Expedition (#79); Gimme Little Sign by Brenton Wood (#81); The Sweetest Thing This Side of Heaven by Chris Bartley (#86); Turn the World Around by Eddy Arnold (#88); Agnes English by John Fred and his Playboy Band (#89); It Could Be We're in Love by the Cryan' Shames (#90); You've Gotta Pay the Price by Al Kent (#91); Bring it Down Front by the Jon/Lee Group (#92); Last Minute Miracle by the Shirelles (#93); Knock on Wood by Otis and Carla (#94); I Dig Rock and Roll Music by Peter, Paul and Mary (#95); Yesterday's Today by the Fifth (#96); Little Bit Hurt by Julian Covey (#97); Sugar Man by Keith (#98); Museum by Herman's Hermits (#99); and Take a Look by Aretha Franklin (#100).

Vancouver's top 10 (CFUN)
1 To Sir with Love--Lulu
2 Silence is Golden--The Tremeloes
3 Good Times/San Franciscan Nights--Eric Burdon & the Animals
4 To Love Somebody--The Bee Gees
5 Reflections--Diana Ross and the Supremes
6 All You Need is Love/Baby, You're a Rich Man--The Beatles
7 (I Wanna) Testify--The Parliaments
8 Zip Code--The Five Americans
9 Sunny Goodge Street--Tom Northcott
10 Bluebird--Buffalo Springfield

Singles entering the chart were Try, Try, Try by Jim Valley (#26); Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie by Jay and the Techniques (#31); The Letter by the Box Tops (#33); Happy by the Sunshine Company (#36); Ballad of You & Me & Pooneil by Jefferson Airplane (#38); I Dig Rock and Roll Music by Peter, Paul and Mary (#39); and I Need You by the Other Half (#40).

Vancouver's top 10 (CKLG)
1 To Sir with Love--Lulu (3rd week at #1)
2 Good Times/San Franciscan Nights--Eric Burdon & the Animals
3 Silence is Golden--The Tremeloes
4 Zip Code--The Five Americans
5 Ode to Billie Joe--Bobbie Gentry
6 To Love Somebody--The Bee Gees
7 Reflections--Diana Ross and the Supremes
8 The Wind Cries Mary--The Jimi Hendrix Experience
9 All You Need is Love/Baby, You're a Rich Man--The Beatles
10 Thank the Lord for the Night Time--Neil Diamond

Singles entering the chart were I Had a Dream by Paul Revere and the Raiders (#25); Ballad of You & Me & Pooneil by Jefferson Airplane (#27); Twelve Thirty by the Mamas and the Papas (#28); I Dig Rock and Roll Music by Peter, Paul and Mary (#29); and She Knows by Bobby Darin (#30).

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Viktoriya!

Music
The Beach Boys performed at Honolulu International Center for the second of two nights of concerts that were recorded and intended to be released as a live album titled Lei'd in Hawaii. Brian Wilson accompanied the group for his first live appearances since 1964, while Bruce Johnston declined to accompany the rest of the group to Hawaii.

The Monkees performed at Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon, the second of three concerts that provided the material for the album Live 1967, released in 1987.

Football
CFL
Toronto (2-2) 22 @ Montreal (1-2) 34

Continental League
Toronto (1-0) 22 @ Akron (0-1) 7

Clem Turner rushed for a pair of 1-yard touchdowns and added a convert and a field goal as the Rifles beat the Vulcans before 5,000 fans in the Akron club's first game ever. Bob Blakley rushed 6 yards for the other Toronto TD. Sonny Gibbs passed to Ray Winston for the Akron touchdown in the 2nd quarter, converted by Billie Fletcher. Eagle Day, playing his first game since being released by the Toronto Argonauts, played the entire game at quarterback for the Rifles, completing 9 of 18 passes for 116 yards. Mr. Gibbs was 18 for 31 for 230 yards.

40 years ago
1977


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Yes Sir, I Can Boogie--Baccara (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Magic Fly--Space

#1 single in France: Love Me Baby--Sheila and Black Devotion (4th week at #1)

Died on this date
H. A. Rey, 78
. German-born U.S. author and illustrator. Mr. Rey, born Hans Augusto Reyersbach, and his wife Margret created the Curious George series of children's books, published from 1939-1966.

Law
Bill 101 (La Charte de la langue française) received royal assent in Quebec, making French the official language of Québec.

Diplomacy
U.S. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance concluded a four-day visit to the People's Republic of China in an attempt to advance the prospect of full diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Scandal
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued an 800-page report charging that New York City Mayor Abraham Beame, City Comptroller Harrison Goldin, six New York banks, and the brokerage firm Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner, and Smith had all knowingly misled purchasers of New York City bonds in 1974-75 by not informing them of the city's deteriorating financial situation. Five of the banks--Chase Manhattan, Citibank, Morgan Guaranty Trust, Manufacturers Hanover Trust, and Bankers Trust--were accused of selling their own city notes while encouraging other investors to buy.

30 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): It's a Sin--Pet Shop Boys (5th week at #1)

Died on this date
Georg Wittig, 90
. German chemist. Dr. Wittig shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Herbert C. Brown "for their development of the use of boron- and phosphorus-containing compounds, respectively, into important reagents in organic synthesis."

Defense
West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl offered to dismantle 72 Pershing missiles in order to clear a roadblock to a U.S.A.-U.S.S.R. treaty on intermediate nuclear forces. West Germany controlled the missiles, but the United States controlled their nuclear warheads. The Soviet Union wanted the missiles eliminated as part of an overall INF treaty.

Law
A three-judge appeals court panel in Atlanta unanimously reversed a district court ruling banning 44 textbooks from Alabama public schools because they promoted the “religion” of “secular humanism.” The district judge, W. Brevard Hand, had held that the textbooks violated the constitutional ban on government establishment of religion. The panel found no evidence that the “omission of certain facts regarding religion from the textbooks of itself constituted an advancement of secular humanism” or hostility to other religions. The ruling held that a constitutional mandate requiring neutrality on religion had been stretched incorrectly “into an affirmative obligation to speak about religion.”

25 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Abba-esque--Erasure (10th week at #1)

Scandal
The Iran-Contra trial of former U.S. Central Intelligence Agency official Clair George, who had once run the CIA’s worldwide clandestine operations, ended in a mistrial. Mr. George had been charged with lying to Congress and to investigators about what he knew about the sale of arms to Iran and the diversion of proceeds to the Nicaraguan Contras. Jurors reported that they were deadlocked on all nine counts.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (4-4) 16 @ Toronto (3-5) 24

The Argonauts scored 2 touchdowns in the last minute of regulation time to beat the Rough Riders before 44,922 fans at SkyDome. Ottawa led 13-3 after 3 quarters, but Mike Kerrigan, who relieved starter John Congemi at quarterback, rushed 1 yard for the first Toronto touchdown with 8:49 remaining in the 4th quarter, and completed a pass to Paul Nastasiuk for a 2-point convert to make the score 13-11. Terry Baker kicked a 44-yard field goal to give the Rough Riders a 16-11 lead, but Mr. Kerrigan completed a 43-yard touchdown pass to Darrell K. Smith to give the Argonauts a 17-16 lead with exactly 1 minute remaining. A 2-point convert attempt was unsuccessful, but Toronto linebacker Jeff Braswell put the game away when he intercepted a Tom Burgess pass and returned it 47 yards for a touchdown just 18 seconds after Mr. Smith’s touchdown.

20 years ago
1997


Abominations
64-100 people were massacred in Beni Ali, Algeria.

10 years ago
2007


Died on this date
Gaston Thorn, 78
. Prime Minister of Luxembourg, 1974-1979. Mr. Thorn, a member of the Democratic Party, was a Member of the European Parliament from 1959-1969, and held several other cabinet posts in addition to the office of Prime Minister. He was President of the United Nations General Assembly in 1975, and President of the European Commission from 1981-1985. Mr. Thorn died eight days before his 79th birthday.