Sunday, 27 September 2020

September 27, 2020

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Berenice Jimenez!

480 years ago
1540

Religion

Pope Paul III approved the charter for the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), founded by St. Ignatius Loyola.

430 years ago
1590


Died on this date
Urban VII, 69
. Roman Catholic Pope, 1590. Urban VII, born Giovanni Battista Castagna, died of malaria just 12 days after succeeding Sixtus V, making Urban VII's the shortest papacy in history.

320 years ago
1700


Died on this date
Innocent XII, 85
. Roman Catholic Pope, 1691-1700. Innocent XII, born Antonio Pignatelli in Spinazzola, succeeded Alexander VIII, and served as pope until his death. He was succeeded by Clement XI.

180 years ago
1840


Born on this date
Thomas Nast
. German-born U.S. cartoonist. Mr. Nast moved to the United States in 1846; his first published illustrations appeared in 1859. His cartoons appeared in Harper's Weekly from 1862-1886, resulting in his reputation as the "Father of the American Cartoon." Mr. Nast created the popular images of Santa Claus and Uncle Sam, as well as the elephant and donkey as symbols of the Republican and Democratic Parties, respectively. Mr. Nast supported the Republican Party for most of his career, and was a prominent critic of New York Democratic Party "Boss" Tweed, creating the Tammany Tiger as a symbol of Mr. Tweed's Tammany Hall political machine. Mr. Nast died of yellow fever on December 7, 1902 at the age of 62, shortly after beginning work as U.S. consul general in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Alfred Thayer Mahan. U.S. military officer and historian. Captain Mahan served in the United States Navy for more than three decades, but had far greater influence as a military historian. His book The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660–1783 (1890) promoted the idea that countries with greater naval power will have greater influence Captain Mahan died on December 1, 1914 at the age of 74.

150 years ago
1870


Died on this date
Henry Comstock, 49 or 50
. Canadian-born prospector. Mr. Comstock, a native of Trenton, Upper Canada, was known for his discovery of the Comstock Lode in Virginia City, Nevada, the first major discovery of silver ore in the United States. He sold his interest in the lode early, and didn't profit from it. Mr. Comstock committed suicide by shooting himself in Bozeman, Montana after unsuccessfully prospecting in British Columbia.

130 years ago
1890


Born on this date
Frank Gibson
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Gibson was a catcher with the Detroit Tigers (1913) and Boston Braves (1921-1927), batting .274 with 8 home runs and 146 runs batted in in 471 games. He played at least 1,169 games in at least 14 seasons in the minor leagues (1911-1920, 1928-1931). Mr. Gibson died on April 27, 1961 at the age of 70.

110 years ago
1910

Baseball

Russ Ford (24-6) pitched a 6-hitter for the New York Highlanders as they defeated the Detroit Tigers 10-2 before 1,812 fans at Bennett Park in Detroit. Ed Willett (16-10) took the loss.

Cy Morgan (18-12) allowed just 1 hit--a single by Bobby Wallace--as he pitched the Philadelphia Athletics to a 6-0 win over the St. Louis Browns in the first game of a doubleheader before 2,300 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. The Athletics scored 4 runs in the top of the 1st and held on for a 5-4 win in the second game to complete the sweep, with Jimmy Dygert (3-3) pitching a 9-hit complete game victory.

100 years ago
1920


Scandal
Chicago newspapers were running Philadelphia North American journalist Jimmy Isaminger’s interview with former baseball player Billy Maharg, where he admitted to his involvement and that of former major league pitcher Bill Burns in fixing the 1919 World Series between the Chicago White Sox and Cincinnati Reds.

Baseball
With 2 out and nobody on base in the bottom of the 6th inning, Buck Weaver was hit by a pitch, Eddie Collins singled, and Shoeless Joe Jackson singled home Mr. Weaver, while Mr. Collins scored on an error by shortstop Donie Bush to account for all the scoring as the Chicago White Sox kept the pressure on the American League-leading Cleveland Indians with a 2-0 win over the Detroit Tigers at Comiskey Park in Chicago in a game that was completed in 1 hour 6 minutes. Dickie Kerr (20-9) pitched a 6-hitter to join Red Faber, Eddie Cicotte, and Lefty Williams to make the 1920 White Sox the first major league team to have four 20-game winners. Hooks Dauss (13-21) allowed just 3 hits and 1 earned run in 7 innings in taking the loss. Mr. Jackson batted 1 for 3, making 5 putouts in left field in the 1,332nd and last game of his 13-year major league career. Mr. Weaver was 1 for 3 with a stolen base, making 6 assists at third base in the 1,254th and last game of his 9-year major league career. Chicago shortstop Swede Risberg batted 0 for 3, making 1 putout and 3 assists in the 476th and last game of his 3-year major league career. The Black Sox scandal broke as a news item several hours after the game, and the eight accused players were immediately suspended, and never played in the major leagues again.

Charlie Jamieson batted 4 for 5 with a home run, double, 3 runs, and 3 runs batted in, while Duster Mails (7-0) pitched a 10-hit complete game as the Cleveland Indians defeated the St. Louis Browns 8-4 before 4,000 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis to remain in first place in the American League, ½ game ahead of the White Sox.

Babe Ruth hit his 52nd and 53rd home runs of the season and Carl Mays (26-11) pitched a 4-hitter as the New York Yankees shut out the Philadelphia Athletics 4-0 before 5,000 fans at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. Eddie Rommel (7-7) took the loss.

The Boston Red Sox scored a run in the bottom of the 9th inning to defeat the Washington Nationals 2-1 in the first game of a doubleheader at Fenway Park in Boston. Sad Sam Jones (13-16) pitched a 9-hit complete game victory and batted 3 for 3 with a run batted in, with reliever Clarence Fisher (0-1) taking the loss. Eddie Foster doubled home Harry Harper and Harry Hooper in the 6th inning as the Red Sox won the second game 2-0 to complete the sweep, with Mr. Harper (5-14) pitching a 6-hitter and striking out 13 batters to outduel Eric Erickson (12-16), who allowed 5 hits. Bill Hollahan played third base for Washington in the second game, batting 1 for 2 with a base on balls and a stolen base, making 1 assist in his first major league game.

The idle Brooklyn Robins clinched the National League pennant when the Boston Braves defeated the New York Giants 3-2 in the second game of a doubleheader before 8,000 fans at the Polo Grounds in New York. The Giants won the first game 2-1, with Art Nehf (21-12) pitching a 7-hit complete game victory. Tony Boeckel’s home run in the top of the 9th inning gave the Braves the win in the second game.

Cliff Heathcote batted 5 for 5 with a double, 2 runs, and 3 runs batted in, Doc Lavan was 4 for 5 with 2 doubles, 3 runs, and 4 RBIs, and Rogers Hornsby was 4 for 5 with a double and 4 runs for the St. Louis Cardinals as they routed the Chicago Cubs 16-1 at Cubs Park. Ferdie Schupp (15-13) pitched a 7-hit complete game victory and batted 3 for 5 with 2 doubles, a run, and 2 RBIs. The Cardinals outhit the Cubs 25-7. Sumpter Clarke played the last 5 innings at third base for Chicago, batting 1 for 3 and making 1 assist in his first major league game.

90 years ago
1930


Golf
Bobby Jones completed the Grand Slam--British Open; British Amateur; U.S. Open; and U.S. Amateur--by defeating Gene Homans 8 and 7 to win the U.S. Amateur championship at the Merion Cricket Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.



Football
CRU
ARU
University of Alberta (0-1) 0 @ Edmonton (1-0) 18

Clarence Campbell scored a touchdown and a single, while Eck Duggan scored the other touchdown for the Eskimos as they shut out the U of A at Renfrew Park. Elwyn Jones added a field goal and 3 singles, while Lindsay Carver chipped in with a single.

NFL
Staten Island (1-1) 3 @ Frankford (2-0) 7

Baseball
Hack Wilson hit his 55th and 56th home runs of the season and Gabby Hartnett also hit 2 home runs as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Cincinnati Reds 13-8 before 8,000 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Pat Malone (20-9) pitched an 11-hit complete game victory, while Ray Kolp (7-12) took the loss.

The Brooklyn Robins scored 5 runs in the 3rd inning en route to an 8-2 win over the Boston Braves in the first game of a doubleheader before 12,000 fans at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. Dazzy Vance (17-15) pitched a 6-hitter and struck out 12 to get the win. Wally Berger hit his 38th home run of the season--still a National League record for rookies--to lead the Braves to a 7-1 win in the second game, with Tom Zachary (11-5) pitching an 11-hit complete game victory.

Babe Ruth hit a solo home run in the 3rd inning and a grand slam in the 4th--his 48th and 49th homers of the season--to help the New York Yankees defeat the Philadelphia Athletics 10-8 before 10,000 fans at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. The Athletics scored 4 runs in the 9th and had runners on first and second bases with 2 out, but Mule Haas struck out to end the game. Roy Sherid (12-13) allowed 13 hits and 8 earned runs in 8.1 innings to get the win over George Earnshaw (22-13).

The Detroit Tigers scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning and 3 in the 8th as they overcame a 5-1 deficit and defeated the Chicago White Sox 6-5 in the first game of a doubleheader before 4,000 fans at Navin Field in Detroit. The White Sox scored 6 runs in the to of the 1st and 4 in the 7th as they won the second game 10-5. Red Faber (8-13) pitched a 12-hit complete game victory for the White Sox in the second game; veteran infielder Mark Koenig (0-1) started on the mound for Detroit and allowed 10 hits and 10 earned runs, walking 6 batters, striking out 6, making 2 wild pitches, and hitting a batter. Detroit catcher Hughie Wise batted 1 for 4 in the second game, making 6 putouts and an assist in his second and last major league game.

80 years ago
1940


On the radio



Died on this date
Julius Wagner-Jauregg, 83
. Austrian physician and neuroscientist. Dr. Wagner-Jauregg was awarded the 1927 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology "for his discovery of the therapeutic value of malaria inoculation in the treatment of dementia paralytica." He supported eugenics and the Nazi Party in his later years, which diminished his reputation.

Walter Benjamin, 48. German philosopher. Mr. Benjamin was a Jewish Marxist who escaped to Spain, but committed suicide with an overdose of morphine tablets when he feared he would be returned to Nazi custody.

Defense
The Tripartite Pact was signed in Berlin by Germany, Japan and Italy.

Baseball
30-year-old rookie Floyd Giebell outduelled Bob Feller for his last major league win as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Cleveland Indians 2-0 before 45,553 fans at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland to clinch the American League pennant. Mr. Feller gave up just 3 hits, including a wind-blown 2-run home run to Rudy York down the left field line.

Former New York Yankee farmhand Johnny Babich pitched the Philadelphia Athletics to a 6-2 win over the Yankees before 5,000 fans at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, ending the Yankees’ reign as World Series and American League champions after four straight years. Backup Yankee catcher Art Jorgens, who had been on the team’s roster all season, ended the year--his 12th and last in the major leagues, all with the Yankees--without appearing in a single game.

The Boston Red Sox scored 10 runs in the 4th inning and 7 runs in the 8th to whip the Washington Nationals 24-4 before 2,200 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Fritz Ostermueller pitched an 11-hit complete game victory and batted 2 for 4 with 4 runs and a run batted in. Losing pitcher Rene Monteagudo allowed 7 hits and 6 runs--all earned in 3 innings; he was relieved by Lou Thuman, who faced 6 batters, allowing 2 hits, 3 bases on balls, and 6 runs--5 earned--without retiring a batter in his fifth and last mjaor league game.

Hugh "Losing Pitcher" Mulcahy ended his personal 12-game losing streak and his team’s 12-game losing streak as the Philadelphia Phillies blanked the New York Giants 6-0 before 1,128 fans at the Polo Grounds in New York in a game that was played in 1 hour 26 minutes. Mr. Mulcahy pitched a 4-hitter to finish with a 1940 record of 13-22, while Carl Hubbell allowed 11 hits and 6 runs--5 earned--in 8 innings to take the loss and finish the season with a record of 11-12.

60 years ago
1950


Literature
The Man of Independence, a political biography of U.S. President Harry Truman by former White House press secretary Jonathan Daniels, was published in Philadelphia by J. B. Lippincott & Co., and aroused controversy with its account of conflict between Mr. Truman and former Secretary of State James Byrnes.

War
U.S. Marines raised the American flag over the American embassy in Seoul a motorcades of United Nations troops entered the city.

Crime
11 U.S. Communist Party leaders appealed their sedition sentences to the Supreme Court on grounds that they were victims of "a national obsession of almost hysterical proportions."

Boxing
Ezzard Charles (65-5-1), who had gained National Boxing Association recognition as world heavyweight champion with a decision over Jersey Joe Walcott in 1949 and had clinched the American title with a knockout of Pat Valentino later the same year, gained near-universal recognition as champion (the British Boxing Board of Control recognized Lee Savold of the United States as champion) with a 15-round unanimous decision over former champion Joe Louis (58-2), who had held the title from 1937-1949 and then retired, but had begun a comeback after Mr. Charles had won the NBA title. The fight took place at Yankee Stadium in New York. Referee Mark Conn had Mr. Charles ahead 10 rounds to 5; judge Joe Agnell scored it 12-3 for Mr. Charles, and judge Frank Forbes scored it 13-2 in favour of Mr. Charles. It was the first loss for the Brown Bomber since being knocked out in 12 rounds by former world champion Max Schmeling in 1936.





Football
CRU
IRFU-SIFL exhibition
McGill University (SIFL) 6 @ Montreal Alouettes (IRFU) 19

Attendance at Royals Stadium was 10,403.

Baseball
Gil Hodges' 3-run home run was the big blow of a 4-run 7th inning for the Brooklyn Dodgers as they came from behind to beat the Boston Braves 9-6 in the first game of a doubleheader before 8,447 fans at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. Boston starting pitcher Warren Spahn hit his first home run of the season, a 2-run blast in the 5th. Bob Elliott's grand slam with none out in the 6th inning provided all the scoring for the Braves as they won the second game 4-2, leaving the Dodgers 2 games behind the National League-leading Philadelphia Phillies. Johnny Sain (20-13) allowed 9 hits and 2 earned runs in 8 innings to get the win over Erv Palica (12-8).

The Philadelphia Phillies lost a doubleheader to the New York Giants 8-7 in 10 innings and 5-0 before 10,004 fans at the Polo Grounds in New York. Monte Irvin led off the bottom of the 10th inning of the first game with a base on balls, advanced to second base on a sacrifice bunt, and scored the winning run on a single by Alvin Dark. Jim Hearn (11-4) pitched a 7-hit shutout in the second game, supported by Bobby Thomson’s inside-the-park grand slam in the 1st inning.

Ferris Fain drew a base on balls with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th inning and Sam Chapman followed with a home run to give the Philadelphia Athletics an 8-7 win over the New York Yankees before 2,418 fans at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. For relief pitcher Whitey Ford (9-1), the loss was his first in the major leagues.

Johnny Groth tripled to lead off the bottom of the 9th inning and scored on a bases-loaded outfield fly by Hoot Evers to give the Detroit Tigers a 5-4 win over the St. Louis Browns before 3,335 fans at Briggs Stadium in Detroit.

60 years ago
1960


Hit parade
#1 single in Norway (VG-lista): Everybody's Somebody's Fool--Connie Francis (3rd week at #1)

On television tonight
Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond, hosted by John Newland, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Anniversary of a Murder, starring Harry Townes, Randy Stuart, and Amzie Strickland



Alfred Hitchcock Presents, on NBC
Tonight's episode: Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat, starring Audrey Meadows, Les Tremayne, and Stephen Chase

This was the first episode of the season, the first on NBC after five years on CBS, and was directed by Mr. Hitchcock.

Thriller, hosted by Boris Karloff, on NBC
Tonight's episode: Worse than Murder, starring Constance Ford, Harriet MacGibbon, and John Baragrey



50 years ago
1970


War
At the behest of Egyptian President Gamal Nasser, King Hussein of Jordan and Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat met with 10 Arab heads of state in Cairo and joined them in signing a 14-point agreement ending the 10-day-old Jordanian civil war.

Diplomacy
U.S. President Richard Nixon began a five-nation European tour with a pledge in Rome to maintain the American military presence in the Mediterranean Sea area.

Protest
Two members of the U.S. President’s Commission on Campus Unrest--a Harvard University junior fellow and a police chief--called the killing the previous May of four students at Kent State University in Ohio and two more at Jackson State College in Mississippi "completely unjustified."

Disasters
The southern California brush fire that had gotten out of control the day before now spread to suburbs of San Diego and one end of Topanga Canyon, as well as Sequoia National Forest near Bakersfield.

Auto racing
Canadian-American Challenge Cup series
Denis Hulme of New Zealand won at Brainerd, Minnesota in a McLaren-Chevrolet for his fourth win of the season. Peter Gethin, also driving a McLaren-Chevrolet, finished second.

Boxing
Mac Foster (25-1) knocked down Zora Folley (79-11-6) 6 times and out at 3:04 of the 1st round in a heavyweight bout at Selland Arena in Mr. Foster's hometown of Fresno, California. It was the last professional fight for Mr. Folley, who had begun his career in 1953. For Mr. Foster, it was his first fight since being knocked out by Jerry Quarry on June 17.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (3-6) 15 @ Montreal (6-2) 16
Saskatchewan (9-2) 5 @ Winnipeg (1-9) 2
Toronto (4-5) 12 @ Calgary (6-5) 27

Dennis Duncan rushed 6 yards for a touchdown with 6:16 remaining in the 4th quarter, and George Springate’s second convert of the game proved to be the winning point as the Alouettes edged the Rough Riders before 26,677 fans at Autostade. Dick Smith scored the other Montreal touchdown on a 12-yard pass from quarterback Sonny Wade in the 2nd quarter. Mr. Duncan, who rushed 16 times for 112 yards, was credited with a single when his fumble in the 1st quarter was recovered in the Ottawa end zone by Jerry Campbell of the Rough Riders, and Mr. Campbell was downed there. Mr. Wade, who completed 14 of 29 passes for 129 yards and 4 interceptions, also punted for a 43-yard single in the 3rd quarter. Ottawa quarterback Gary Wood completed 11 of 24 passes for 212 yards, 4 interceptions, and 2 touchdowns to Hugh Oldham--61 yards in the 1st quarter and 24 yards in the 3rd. Mr. Oldham caught 4 passes for 107 yards. Steve Booras, who was having an outstanding season as a rookie defensive end for the Alouettes, suffered a season-ending knee injury. He severely injured his other knee in a pre-season game in 1971, and dressed for just one more CFL game, on November 6, 1976, as a member of the Alouettes. Mr. Campbell made 3 interceptions for the Rough Riders.

Jack Abendschan, who had scored single points on 2 missed field goals earlier in the game, connected from 17 yards in the final seconds to give the Roughriders their win over the Blue Bombers on a windy day before a Winnipeg Stadium crowd of 16,528. The Roughriders had attempted to win the game with a punt by Alan Ford into the end zone, but Blue Bomber defensive back Doug Strong punted the ball out to the 20-yard line, where it was fielded by Roughrider fullback George Reed, drawing a no yards penalty. Both Blue Bomber points came off missed field goals by Gene Lakusiak. Ron Johnson made his first start at quarterback for Winnipeg, replacing Wally Gabler, who had been traded to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and drove the Blue Bombers to the Saskatchewan 3-yard line in the 2nd quarter, but a third-down gamble was unsuccessful. Gary Lane started at quarterback for the Rough Riders to enable Ron Lancaster to rest a sore arm. Mr. Lane completed 4 of 8 passes for 71 yards before Mr. Lancaster relieved him in the 3rd quarter and completed 4 of 10 for 69. Mr. Reed rushed 14 times for 70 yards. Mr. Johnson completed 8 of 17 ; Benji Dial, in his first CFL game, relieved him and was 3 for 8 with an interception. The Blue Bombers amassed just 138 yards passing. Mr. Johnson led the Winnipeg rushing game with 39 yards on 8 carries.

Hugh McKinnis rushed 20 times for 172 yards and an 8-yard touchdown to lead the Stampeders to victory before 21,292 fans at McMahon Stadium. Quarterback Jerry Keeling rushed for a Calgary touchdown and passed 30 yards to Dave Cranmer for another. Larry Robinson kicked 3 converts and field goals of 33 and 28 yards. The Stampeders led 27-0 when rookie quarterback Larry Lawrence fumbled on his own 3-yard line and Toronto’s Dick Aldridge recovered. Quarterback Don Jonas rushed 3 yards for the first Toronto touchdown with less than 6 minutes remaining, but missed the convert. Mr. Jonas threw 26 yards to Dave Raimey for the other Argonaut touchdown with 5 seconds left, and missed the convert again. Mr. Keeling completed 9 of 16 passes for 133 yards; Mr. Cranmer caught 3 of his passes for 46 yards. Mr. Raimey led the Toronto rushing attack with 36 yards on 9 carries. The game was such a disaster for the Argonauts that head coach Leo Cahill thought that he might get fired the next day. One player whose career did end with this game was defensive back Don Sutherin, who had been acquired by the Argonauts as an injury replacement after being dropped by the Ottawa Rough Riders. In 5 games as an Argonaut he made 4 interceptions, returning one of them for a touchdown.

NFL
New York Jets (1-1) 31 @ Boston (1-1) 21
Los Angeles (2-0) 19 @ Buffalo (0-2) 0
Atlanta (1-1) 24 @ Green Bay (1-1) 27
Cincinnati (1-1) 3 @ Detroit (2-0) 38
Philadelphia (0-2) 16 @ Chicago (2-0) 20
Washington (0-2) 17 @ St. Louis (1-1) 27
New Orleans (0-2) 0 @ Minnesota (2-0) 26
New York Giants (0-2) 10 @ Dallas (2-0) 28
Miami (1-1) 20 @ Houston (1-1) 10
Pittsburgh (0-2) 13 @ Denver (2-0) 16
Cleveland (1-1) 31 @ San Francisco (2-0) 34
Oakland (0-1-1) 27 @ San Diego (0-1-1) 27

Baseball
The Pittsburgh Pirates ended the New York Mets’ reign as World Series champions and clinched the National League East Division pennant with a 2-1 win over the Mets in front of 50,469 fans at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. Dock Ellis (13-10) scattered 10 hits over 7.1 innings to win the pitchers' duel over Jim McAndrew (10-13).

Pinch hitter Ron Brand singled to lead off the bottom of the 11th inning, advanced to second base on a sacrifice bunt, and scored on a single by Adolfo Phillips to give the Montreal Expos a 1-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals before 30,029 fans at Jarry Park in Montreal. Carl Morton (18-11) pitched a 9-hit shutout, while St. Louis starter Harry Parker allowed 7 hits in 9 innings before being relieved by Tom Hilgendorf (0-4), who took the loss.

George Scott hit 2 home runs and drove in 5 runs, winning pitcher Gary Peters hit a 3-run homer, and Tony Conigliaro batted 4 for 5 with a home run, 3 runs, and 2 runs batted in as the Boston Red Sox beat the Washington Senators 10-1 before 4,978 fans at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium in Washington to extend the Senators’ losing streak to 10 games. The home runs gave the Red Sox 200 for the season. Mr. Peters (16-11) pitched an 8-hit complete game, winning over Dick Bosman (16-12). Cisco Carlos, the last of four Washington pitchers, allowed 1 hit and no runs in 2/3 inning in the 73rd and last game of his 4-year major league career.

Joe Azcue hit 2 doubles and drove in 3 runs to help the California Angels defeat the Oakland Athletics 9-4 before 11,890 fans at Anaheim Stadium. Allan Lewis, in a rare start, led off and played left field for the Athletics, and hit his only major league home run in the 5th inning. Gene Tenace hit an inside-the-park homer, and Reggie Jackson also homered for Oakland, while Tony Gonzalez homered for California against Dooley Womack, who allowed 2 hits and 2 runs--both earned--in 2 innings, striking out 1 batter and walking none in the 193rd and last game of his 5-year major league career.

40 years ago
1980


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Olympic Games--Miguel Bosé (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): The Winner Takes it All--ABBA (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): One Day I'll Fly Away--Randy Crawford (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): Don't Stand So Close to Me--The Police

Netherlands Top 10 (De Nederlandse Top 40)
1 The Winner Takes it All--ABBA (6th week at #1)
2 One Day I'll Fly Away--Randy Crawford
3 Upside Down--Diana Ross
4 Use it Up and Wear it Out--Odyssey
5 Anak--Freddie Aguilar
6 Rockin' the Trolls--BZN
7 D.I.S.C.O.--Ottawan
8 Head Up to the Sky--Spargo
9 Master Blaster - Jammin'--Stevie Wonder
10 Margherita--Massara

Singles entering the chart were Don't Stand So Close to Me by the Police (#21); Woman in Love by Barbra Streisand (#30); Give Me Back My Love by Maywood (#32); 'n Vriend by André Hazes (#33); and Love Lost in a Day by Guys 'n' Dolls (#36).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 Upside Down--Diana Ross (4th week at #1)
2 All Out of Love--Air Supply
3 Another One Bites the Dust--Queen
4 Give Me the Night--George Benson
5 Lookin' for Love--Johnny Lee
6 Late in the Evening--Paul Simon
7 Drivin' My Life Away--Eddie Rabbitt
8 Fame--Irene Cara
9 One in a Million--Larry Graham
10 I'm Alright--Kenny Loggins

Singles entering the chart were You've Lost that Lovin' Feeling by Daryl Hall & John Oates (#68); Lovely One by the Jacksons (#71); She's So Cold by the Rolling Stones (#72); More than I Can Say by Leo Sayer (#82); This Time by John Cougar (#84); Turning Japanese by the Vapors (#86); I'm Happy that Love Has Found You by Jimmy Hall (#89); Case of You by Frank Stallone (#90); and I Believe in You by Don Williams (#92).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Upside Down--Diana Ross (3rd week at #1)
2 All Out of Love--Air Supply
3 Another One Bites the Dust--Queen
4 Sailing--Christopher Cross
5 Lookin' for Love--Johnny Lee
6 Give Me the Night--George Benson
7 Fame--Irene Cara
8 Drivin' My Life Away--Eddie Rabbitt
9 Late in the Evening--Paul Simon
10 I'm Alright (Theme from "Caddyshack")--Kenny Loggins

Singles entering the chart were Master Blaster (Jammin') by Stevie Wonder (#54); You've Lost that Lovin' Feeling by Daryl Hall & John Oates (#57); Lovely One by the Jacksons (#60); She's So Cold by the Rolling Stones (#77); More than I Can Say by Leo Sayer (#79); Hold On by Kansas (#84); This Time by John Cougar (#89); and If You Should Sail by Nielsen/Pearson (#93).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Record World)
1 Upside Down--Diana Ross (2nd week at #1)
2 Another One Bites the Dust--Queen
3 All Out of Love--Air Supply
4 Lookin' for Love--Johnny Lee
5 Drivin' My Life Away--Eddie Rabbitt
6 Give Me the Night--George Benson
7 Hot Rod Hearts--Robbie Dupree
8 All Over the World--Electric Light Orchestra
9 Late in the Evening--Paul Simon
10 I'm Alright (Theme from "Caddyshack")--Kenny Loggins

Singles entering the chart were You've Lost that Lovin' Feeling by Daryl Hall & John Oates (#53); She's So Cold by the Rolling Stones (#54); Lovely One by the Jacksons (#68); More than I Can Say by Leo Sayer (#76); Turning Japanese by the Vapors (#89); Where Did We Go Wrong by LTD (#96); Case of You by Frank Stallone (#97); and If You Should Sail by Nielsen/Pearson (#100).

Canada's Top 10 (RPM)
1 Magic--Olivia Newton-John
2 Emotional Rescue--The Rolling Stones
3 Sailing--Christopher Cross
4 Boulevard--Jackson Browne
5 Let My Love Open the Door--Pete Townshend
6 Shining Star--Manhattans
7 Misunderstanding--Genesis
8 Cocaine/Tulsa Time--Eric Clapton and his Band
9 Games Without Frontiers--Peter Gabriel
10 Tired of Toein' the Line--Rocky Burnette

Singles entering the chart were Woman in Love by Barbra Streisand (#84); I Got You by Split Enz (#89); Touch and Go by the Cars (#92); Dreamer by Supertramp (#96); Go it Slow by Baron Longfellow (#98); Master Blaster (Jammin') by Stevie Wonder (#99); and Drivin' My Life Away by Eddie Rabbitt (#100).

Politics and government
Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ulusu promised a quick return to civilian rule as soon as the National Assembly would write a new constitution. According to Mr. Ulusu, the separation of powers introduced by the present constitution "degenerated in effect into a conflict of powers." Observers expected the new constitution to strengthen he leading political parties and discourage the splintering into minority parties that had paralyzed parliamentary action.

Football
CFL
Toronto (5-7) 23 @ Montreal (7-5) 29

Montreal quarterback Gerry Dattilio threw touchdown passes of 46 yards to Keith Baker and 18 yards to Nick Arakgi, while Skip Walker rushed 11 times for 96 yards and a 17-yard touchdown, caught 4 passes for 60, and returned 1 kickoff for 32. Gerry McGrath added 3 converts, 2 field goals, and a single. Both of Toronto’s touchdowns came in the last 8½ minutes of the game on passes of 24 and 2 yards from Mark Jackson to Dave Newman. Zenon Andrusyshyn added 2 converts and 3 field goals. Mr. Jackson had relieved starting quarterback Tony Adams early in the game. Mr. Baker led all receivers with 119 yards on 6 receptions, while former Alouette Bob Gaddis led the Argonauts with 91 yards on 5 receptions. Attendance at Olympic Stadium was 31,663 as the Alouettes won their fourth straight game.

30 years ago
1990


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): I Useta Lover--The Saw Doctors (2nd week at #1)

Diplomacy
The Dalai Lama arrived in Canada for a four-day visit.

Politics and government
Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney resorted to a never-used-before section of the Constitution Act to appoint eight additional Senators to increase the upper house’s membership to 112 and give the Progressive Conservatives a majority of its members in order to ensure passage of the Goods and Services Tax.

Law
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Supreme Court nomination of David H. Souter.

Economics and finance
Canadian Minister of State for Finance Gilles Loiselle revised the Trust and Loan Companies Act, letting banks own insurance and trust companies, with no shareholder holding over 10%.

Business
Canada Packers (60%) and John Labatt (40%) merged into Maple Leaf-Ogilvie, operating Country Style Doughnuts and Buns Master franchises.

25 years ago
1995


Hit parade
#1 single in Denmark (Nielsen Music Control & IFPI): Dub-I-Dub--Me & My (10th week at #1)

20 years ago
2000


Terrorism
Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers in Vancouver, British Columbia arrested Sikh separatist Ripudaman Singh Malik as a suspect in the 1985 terrorist bombing of Air India 182, which killed 329 passengers; his alleged co-conspirator Ajaib Singh Bagri was arrested on October 27, 2000.

Olympics
Canadians Daniel Nestor and Sebastien Lareau defeated Mark Woodforde and Todd Woodbridge of Australia to win gold medals in tennis doubles at the Summer Olympics in Sydney.



Anne Montminy and Émilie Heymans of Canada won the silver medal in the 10-metre platform synchronized diving event in Sydney. Li Na and Sang Xue of China won the gold medal, the first time the event had been held at the Olympics.

The United States won the gold medal in baseball in Sydney when they defeated Cuba 4-0, behind the pitching of Ben Sheets.



In the Greco-Roman wrestling final in Sydney, Rulon Gardner of the United States pulled off a huge upset in the 130-kilogram division when he defeated Aleksandr Karelin of Russia, a three-time gold medal winner who had never before lost an international match in 14 years of competition, 1-0.



Baseball
Rick Reed (11-5) allowed 4 hits and 1 run--earned--in 8 innings for the New York Mets as they defeated the Atlanta Braves 6-2 before 48,858 fans at Shea Stadium in New York to clinch the National League wild card playoff spot for the second year in a row.

10 years ago
2010


Died on this date
George Blanda, 83
. U.S. football player. Mr. Blanda was a quarterback and kicker with the University of Kentucky Wildcats (1946-1948) before playing professionally with the Chicago Bears (1949, 1950-1958); Baltimore Colts (1950); Houston Oilers (1960-1966); and Oakland Raiders (1967-1975), a record 26 seasons. He retired after the 1958 season, but came out of retirement in 1960 when the American Football League came into existence. Mr. Blanda quarterbacked the Oilers to AFL championships in the league's first two seasons, and helped the Raiders win the AFL championship in 1967. He became a national folk hero at the age of 43 in 1970 when his quarterbacking and kicking heroics late in five consecutive games enabled the Raiders to gain either wins or ties. Mr. Blanda held the American professional football record of 2,002 career points at the time his career ended, when he was cut during the pre-season of 1976. He was inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame in 1981, and died after a brief illness, 10 days after his 83rd birthday.

Balaji Sadasivan, 55. Singaporean physician and politician. Dr. Sadasivan wa a neurosurgeon who, as a member of the People's Action Party, represented Ang Mo Kio GRC in the Singaporean Parliament (2001-2010), holding several cabinet posts, including Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2006 until his death from colorectal cancer.

Politics and government
David Alward led his Progressive Conservative Party to a landslide victory in the New Brunswick provincial election, unseating the governing Liberal Party of Premier Shawn Graham. The PCs received 47.5% of the vote and took 42 of 55 seats in the Legislative Assembly, doubling their total going into the election. The Liberals received 47.1% of the vote, but dropped from 32 seats to 13, while the New Democratic Party, led by Roger Duguay, received 5.1% of the vote and no seats for the second straight election.

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