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Happy Birthday, Waneta Cardinal!
1,490 years ago
Died on this date
Dioscorus. Roman Catholic Antipope, 530. Dioscorus was a deacon of the Church of Alexandria, but was forced to flee because of his opposition to Monophysitism. He arrived in Rome around 506, and soon became influential. Pope Felix IV favoured Boniface II as his successor, but the majority of electors voted for Dioscorus. Dioscorus died three weeks after the election; Boniface II was recognized as Pope, with Dioscorus regarded as an antipope.
130 years ago
Born on this date
Dwight D. Eisenhower. 34th President of the United States, 1953-1961. General Eisenhower, born David Dwight Eisenhower, served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War II, and was responsible for planning and supervising the invasion of North Africa in Operation Torch in 1942–43 and the successful invasion of France and Germany in 1944–45 from the Western Front. He served as President of Columbia University before becoming the first Supreme Commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance (NATO). In 1952, General Eisenhower, nicknamed "Ike," was nominated by the Republican Party as its candidate for President of the United States, and easily defeated Democratic nominee Senator Adlai Stevenson in the presidential election. President Eisenhower suffered a heart attack in 1955, but recovered, and defeated Sen. Stevenson again in the 1956 presidential election. After a series of heart attacks, General Eisenhower died on March 28, 1969 at the age of 78.
110 years ago
Born on this date
John Wooden. U.S. basketball player and coach. Mr. Wooden was a guard at Purdue University (1929-32), earning All-American honours each season and helping the Boilermakers win the national championship in his final season. He played professionally with the Indianapolis Kautskys, Whiting Ciesar All-Americans, and Hammond Ciesar All-Americans, becoming a National Basketball League First Team All-Star in 1937-38, while teaching and coaching in high school. Mr. Wooden coached at Indiana University (1946-48) and the University of California at Los Angeles, compiling a record of 664-162 and leading the Bruins to 10 national championships, with all of the championships coming in his last 12 years. His UCLA teams won seven straight national championships from the 1966-67 season through 1972-73, and had a record 88-game winning streak in the early '70s. Mr. Wooden retired after leading the Bruins to the national title in 1975. He was a devout Christian, and wrote and delivered motivational speeches on his "pyramid of success." Among the many honours he received were induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player (1960) and coach (1973)--becoming the first person to be inducted twice--and the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006 as a charter member. Mr. Wooden died on June 4, 2010 at the age of 99, nine days after being admitted to hospital after suffering from dehydration.
British aviation pioneer Claude Grahame-White was in Washington, D.C., and flew his Farman biplane over the city and landed on West Executive Avenue, near the White House.
Politics and government
George William Brown was installed as Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan.
100 years ago
Representatives of Finland and Soviet Russia signed the Treaty of Tartu, confirming the border between Finland and Soviet Russia after the Finnish civil war and Finnish volunteer expeditions in Russian East Karelia..
90 years ago
Died on this date
Samuel van Houten, 93. Dutch politician. Mr. van Houten was an independent liberal who represented Groningen in the Netherlands House of Representatives (1869-1894); served as Minister of the Interior in the cabinet of Prime Minister Joan Röell (1894-1897); and represented Friesland in the Senate (1904-1907).
80 years ago
On the radio
German Luftwaffe air raids on London killed 66 people in the Balham underground station.
75 years ago
Boston (2-0-1) 13 @ New York (1-0-1) 13
Washington (1-1) 14 @ Pittsburgh (0-3) 0
Philadelphia (1-1) 24 @ Detroit (2-1) 28 (2-1)
Chicago Cardinals (1-3) 16 @ Chicago Bears (0-3) 7
Cleveland (3-0) 27 @ Green Bay (2-1) 14
70 years ago
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Quicksilver--Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters (6th week at #1)
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Goodnight Irene--Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra and the Weavers (Best Seller--9th week at #1; Disc Jockey--7th week at #1; Jukebox--8th week at #1)
U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Goodnight Irene--Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra and the Weavers (7th week at #1)
2 Mona Lisa--Nat "King" Cole
--Victor Young and his Orchestra (Don Cherry, vocal)
3 Sam’s Song--Gary Crosby and Friend
--Joe "Fingers" Carr and the Carr-Hops
4 Play a Simple Melody--Gary Crosby and Friend
5 All My Love (Bolero)--Patti Page
--Percy Faith and his Orchestra
--Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians
6 Can Anyone Explain? (No, No, No!)--The Ames Brothers
7 Bonaparte’s Retreat--Kay Starr
--Gene Krupa and Chicago Jazz
8 La Vie en Rose--Tony Martin
9 Our Lady of Fatima--Richard Hayes and Kitty Kallen
10 Tzena Tzena Tzena--Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra and the Weavers
--Mitch Miller and his Orchestra
Singles entering the chart were Patricia by Perry Como (#19); Our Very Own by Sarah Vaughan (#32); You, Wonderful You, with versions by Art Lund; and Alan Dale (#36); and The Petite Waltz (La Petite Valse), with versions by Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians; and the Three Suns with Larry Green and his Orchestra (#38). The version of The Petite Waltz (La Petite Valse) by Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians was the other side of Harbor Lights, charting at #11 with the versions by Sammy Kaye and his "Swing and Sway" Orchestra; and Ray Anthony and his Orchestra.
Toronto (5-4) 16 @ Montreal (4-5) 24
Ottawa (4-5) 0 @ Hamilton (5-4) 32
Winnipeg (9-3) 23 @ Saskatchewan (6-6) 0
Calgary (3-10) 19 @ Edmonton (7-6) 14
7,000 were in attendance at Taylor Field in Regina to see the Roughriders lose to the Blue Bombers.
7,500 fans at Clarke Stadium saw the Stampeders upset the Eskimos for their only road win of the season. Edmonton quarterback Lindy Berry passed to Doug Pyzer for a touchdown and rushed for another himself, both of which were converted by Annis Stukus.
Toronto (4-1) 24 @ Sarnia (4-2) 11
Backup Jack Bell took over at quarterback for the Imperials in the 4th quarter, and promptly threw a touchdown pass. Shortly after, Carl Galbreath of Balmy Beach was running with the ball and Mr. Bell, leading with his helmet, hit Mr. Galbreath hard, knocking him 9 yards and out of bounds. Unfortunately, Mr. Bell suffered a fracture and dislocation of his neck, and was removed to hospital, where he died three days later.
60 years ago
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Only the Lonely (Know How I Feel)--Roy Orbison
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The Twilight Zone, on CBS
Tonight’s episode: Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room, starring Joe Mantell
Jerry Goldsmith wrote the music for this episode, and some of it was reused years later on the comedy show SCTV in some of that program’s "Monster Chiller Horror Theatre" skits--most notably, to accompany the "3D" moments.
Politics and government
During an address at the University of Michigan, Democratic Party U.S. presidential candidate John F. Kennedy suggested the formation of a Peace Corps.
Economics and finance
Fidel Castro's Cuban government nationalized all foreign banks except the Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank) and the Royal Bank of Canada.
Taiyo Whales 6 @ Daimai Orions 5 (Taiyo led best-of-seven series 3-0)
The Whales scored a run in the top of the 9th to break a 5-5 tie as they edged the Orions before 31,586 fans at Korakuen Stadium in Tokyo.
50 years ago
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Band of Gold--Freda Payne (4th week at #1)
The People’s Republic of China, U.S.S.R., and U.S.A. apparently all detonated nuclear bombs. The Chinese and Soviet bombs were thought to be hydrogen, and the Chinese test--the only one in the atmosphere--marked a resumption after a lapse of almost a year. An Atomic Energy Commission spokesman said it was the first time that three nuclear explosions had been detonated on the same day; he called it a coincidence.
The United States House of Representatives Internal Security Committee identified Dr. Benjamin Spock, author Jessica Mitford, and poet John Ciardi among 65 "radical and/or revolutionary speakers" as having spoken on college campuses during the past two years. The names were released despite a court order prohibiting their publication.
The collision of a South Korean school bus with a train near Onyang killed 44 boys and the bus driver, and injured 32 other students.
British Columbia (5-8) 27 @ Montreal (7-4) 28
Rookie backup quarterback Tony Passander rushed 9 yards for a touchdown on a third-down gamble with 1:30 remaining in the game as the Alouettes scored 20 points in the last 9 minutes to shock the Lions before an Autostade crowd of 18,077. Mr. Passander relieved starter Sonny Wade early in the 4th quarter with the Alouettes trailing 27-8. He rushed 8 yards for a touchdown and then threw to Terry Evanshen for a 9-yard touchdown. Mr. Passander's touchdowns were the only two he scored in the CFL. George Springate converted 2 of the 3 4th-quarter touchdowns. Dennis Duncan scored a Montreal touchdown in the 1st quarter; Mr. Springate converted and added a single on a missed 27-yard field goal attempt in the 2nd quarter. Paul Brothers connected with Jim Young for a 74-yard touchdown in the second quarter to get the Lions on the scoreboard. Ted Gerela converted and kicked a 44-yard field goal to give B.C. a 10-8 halftime lead. Mr. Gerela added a 21-yard field goal in the 3rd quarter, and converted Jim Evenson’s 2 yard touchdown rush with 4 seconds gone in the 4th quarter to extend the lead to 20-8. A few minutes later, Mr. Brothers completed another touchdown pass to Mr. Young; this one covered 29 yards, with Mr. Gerela converting, giving the Lions an apparently insurmountable lead of 27-8. The win moved the Alouettes into first place in the Eastern Football Conference, 2 points ahead of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Toronto Argonauts. The Lions’ loss left them 4 points behind the Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos in the battle for the last 2 playoff spots in the WFC.
Cincinnati Reds 6 @ Baltimore Orioles 5 (Baltimore led best-of-seven series 3-1)
Lee May’s 3-run home run in the top of the 8th inning, his second homer of the Series, enabled the Reds to edge the Orioles before a crowd of 53,007 at Memorial Stadium. The win ended the Orioles’ winning streak at 17, which included a 3-game sweep of the American League Championship Series. Pete Rose also homered for the Reds, while Brooks Robinson hit his second home run of the Series for the Orioles. Clay Carroll (1-0) pitched 3.2 innings of relief to get the win, while Eddie Watt (0-1), making his only appearance in the Series, took the loss. Baltimore starting pitcher Jim Palmer had a 5-3 lead going into the 8th, but walked Tony Perez to lead off the inning, and gave up a single to Johnny Bench, sending Mr. Perez to third base. Mr. Watt was brought into the game, and Mr. May hit his first pitch deep into the left field bleachers. Cincinnati starter Gary Nolan lasted just 2.2 innings and was followed by Don Gullett, who also pitched 2.2 innings.
40 years ago
Politics and government
Five of Canada’s ten provincial premiers decided to bring a legal challenge against the plan of the federal government under Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau to act alone in repatriating the constitution.
Kansas City Royals 6 @ Philadelphia Phillies 7 (Philadelphia led best-of-seven series 1-0)
The Phillies fell behind 4-0 in the top of the 3rd inning, but scored 5 runs in the bottom of the inning and held on for a 7-6 win over the Royals before 65,791 fans at Veterans Stadium. Willie Aikens of the Royals became the third player ever to hit 2 home runs in his first World Series game, each coming with a runner on base. Teammate Amos Otis, in the first World Series game of his 14-year major league career, also hit a 2-run homer for the Royals. Bake McBride hit a 3-run homer for the Phillies. Bob Walk (1-0) of the Phillies became the first rookie since Joe Black of the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1952 to start a WS opener, and was credited with the win despite giving up 8 hits, 3 bases on balls, and 6 runs in 7 innings. Tug McGraw pitched 2 innings to get the save. Losing pitcher Dennis Leonard (0-1) lasted 3.2 innings.
30 years ago
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Suicide Blonde--INXS (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in Switzerland: It Must Have Been Love--Roxette (2nd week at #1)
Austria's Top 10 (Ö3)
1 Tom's Diner--DNA featuring Suzanne Vega (2nd week at #1)
2 Naked in the Rain--Black Pearl
3 Blaze of Glory--Jon Bon Jovi
4 It's on You--M.C. Sar & the Real McCoy
5 Verdammt - ich lieb' dich--Matthias Reim
6 Ich hab' geträumt von dir--Matthias Reim
7 La luna lila (Purple Moon)--Luisa Fernandez & Peter Kent
8 I am from Austria--Rainhard Fendrich
9 Close to You--Maxi Priest
10 It Must Have Been Love--Roxette
Singles entering the chart were Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini by Bombalurina (#12); and Cult of Snap by Hi Power (#17).
Died on this date
Leonard Bernstein, 72. U.S. orchestra conductor, composer, and pianist. Mr. Bernstein was best known for his tenure as music director and principal conductor of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra (1957-1969). He was the first classical music conductor to achieve widespread popularity through television appearances, conducting a series of 53 Young People’s Concerts that were broadcast on CBS from 1958-1973. Among his notable compositions were the musicals On the Town (1944); Wonderful Town (1953); and West Side Story (1957); the operetta Candide (1956); and Symphony No. 3 (Kaddish) (1963).
The Israeli cabinet of Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir denounced the United Nations’ plan to send a mission to investigate the October 8 fatal shooting at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount of Palestinians who were protesting the presence at the location of the Temple Mount Faithful. The denunciation by the cabinet was on the basis that the investigation would call into question asserted Israeli sovereignty over East Jerusalem.
Hamilton (6-9) 37 @ Ottawa (5-10) 33
Edmonton (9-6) 24 @ Saskatchewan (8-7) 29
British Columbia (4-10-1) 33 @ Calgary (8-6-1) 25
Hamilton quarterback Mike Kerrigan drove the Tiger-Cats 88 yards in the final minute and completed a 17-yard touchdown pass to Earl Winfield with 8 seconds remaining to win the game. it was the fourth touchdown pass of the game for Mr. Kerrigan, who completed 26 of 41 passes for 411 yards. His earlier scoring strikes were to Mr. Winfield for 37 yards, and 12- and 37-yard passes to Tony Champion, all in the first half. The Tiger-Cats built up a 24-6 lead in the 2nd quarter before the Rough Riders struck back with a 3-yard touchdown rush by Reggie Barnes and a 39-yard touchdown pass from Damon Allen to Stephen Jones to cut the lead to 24-20 at halftime. The teams exchanged field goals in the 3rd quarter, and Ottawa took the lead on a 7-yard pass from Mr. Allen to Mr. Jones at 3:46 of the 4th quarter. Dean Dorsey kicked his third convert of the game to give the Rough Riders a 30-27 lead, and added his third field goal of the game to extend the lead to 33-27 at 6:38. The Tiger-Cats came back with Paul Osbaldiston’s third field goal of the game at 9:33 to cut the lead to 33-30. Mr. Osbaldiston also converted all the Hamilton touchdowns. The Rough Riders amassed 257 yards rushing: 181 for Mr. Barnes on 23 carries, and 76 for Mr. Allen on 9 carries. Mr. Jones caught 3 passes for 73 yards. Derrick McAdoo led the Hamilton rushing game with 13 carries for 87 yards. Mr. Champion caught 8 passes for 146 yards, while Mr. Winfield put up almost identical numbers, catching 8 for 139. 23,129 were in attendance at Lansdowne Park.
Dave Ridgway kicked 5 field goals and 2 converts as the Roughriders handed the Eskimos their third straight loss before 27,423 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Jeff Bentrim, replacing an injured Kent Austin, played the full game at quarterback for Saskatchewan, completing 12 of 23 passes for 194 yards, including a 71-yard touchdown pass to Lucius Floyd in the 3rd quarter. Mr. Bentrim also led the Roughriders with 45 yards rushing on 7 carries. Milson Jones rushed 7 times for 29 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown with 2:21 remaining in the 4th quarter to give the Roughriders a 29-18 lead. Edmonton quarterback Tracy Ham completed 24 of 36 passes for 271 yards and touchdown of 5 yards to Blake Marshall in the 2nd quarter and 23 yards to Craig Ellis early in the 4th. Mr. Ham led all rushers with 13 carries for 116 yards, including a 15-yard touchdown with 26 seconds remaining in regulation time. A 2-point convert attempt was unsuccessful. Ray Macoritti completed the Edmonton scoring with 2 converts, a 15-yard field goal, and a 71-yard punt single. Mr. Floyd led in yards receiving with 118 on 2 receptions, while Mr. Ellis led the Eskimos with 6 receptions for 86 yards. Larry Willis, in his first game as an Eskimo since being acquired in a trade with the British Columbia Lions for Darrell Colbert, caught 3 passes for 61 yards, but hurt his team’s cause by fumbling twice, both recovered by the Roughriders.
4 of the game’s 5 touchdowns were scored in the 1st quarter as the Lions defeated the Stampeders before just 18,154 fans at McMahon Stadium. B.C. quarterback Doug Flutie completed 2 touchdown passes in the first 5 minutes--9 yards to Ray Alexander and 21 yards to Tony Hunter. Tony Martino, replacing an injured Lui Passaglia, converted both. Mark McLoughlin got a single on a missed field goal to get the Stampeders on the scoreboard before Lorenzo Graham rushed 5 yards for a touchdown to give the Lions a 21-1 lead after Mr. Martino’s convert. Ron Hopkins returned the kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown, cutting the lead to 21-8 after Mr. McLoughlin’s convert. The only touchdown after that came from the Stampeders when quarterback Rick Worman completed a 7-yard pass to Allen Pitts with 46 seconds remaining to halftime, reducing B.C.’s lead to 22-18 after Mr. McLoughlin’s convert. The kickers accounted for all of the second-half scoring. Mr. Martino finished with 15 points on 3 converts, 3 field goals, and 3 singles. Mr. McLoughlin kicked 2 converts and 3 field goals for 11 points, and Calgary punter Brent Matich added a single. Mr. Worman had a march going in the final minutes, but he served up an interception to linebacker Willie Pless to end the threat. Mr. Flutie completed 20 of 26 passes for 230 yards and rushed 9 times for 67 yards. Mr. Worman completed 21 of 40 passes for 246 yards and rushed twice for 14. Mr. Graham led all rushers with 81 yards on 15 carries, while the Lions held Calgary’s Tony Cherry to 29 yards on 10 carries. Mr. Alexander led all receivers with 89 yards on 6 receptions.
25 years ago
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Stayin' Alive--N-Trance
#1 single in Flanders (VRT): Het is een Nacht... (Levensecht)--Guus Meeuwis & Vagant (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in Wallonia (Ultratop 40): Scatman's World--Scatman John (8th week at #1)
#1 single in France (SNEP): Je sais pas--Céline Dion
#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Het busje komt zo--Höllenboer (4th week at #1)
#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): Fairground--Simply Red (3rd week at #1)
U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 Fantasy--Mariah Carey (3rd week at #1)
2 Gangsta's Paradise--Coolio featuring L.V.
3 You are Not Alone--Michael Jackson
4 Runaway--Janet Jackson
5 Kiss from a Rose--Seal
7 Only Wanna Be with You--Hootie & the Blowfish
8 As I Lay Me Down--Sophie B. Hawkins
10 I Can Love You Like That--All-4-One
Singles entering the chart were Name by Goo Goo Dolls (#22); Who Can I Run To by Xscape (#27); Throw Your Set in the Air by Cypress Hill (#53); Incarcerated Scarfaces/Ice Cream by Raekwon (#64); Rock and Roll is Dead by Lenny Kravitz (#75); Cell Therapy by Goodie Mob (#81); Runaway by the Corrs (#83); Magic Carpet Ride by the Mighty Dub Katz (#90); and The Hearts Filthy Lesson by David Bowie (#92).
U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Fantasy--Mariah Carey (2nd week at #1)
2 Runaway--Janet Jackson
3 Gangsta's Paradise--Coolio featuring L.V.
4 Kiss from a Rose--Seal
5 You are Not Alone--Michael Jackson
6 Only Wanna Be with You--Hootie & the Blowfish
7 As I Lay Me Down--Sophie B. Hawkins
9 Roll to Me--Del Amitri
10 Carnival--Natalie Merchant
Singles entering the chart were A Mover La Colita by Artie The 1 Man Party (#63); Missing by Everything But the Girl (#66); Sittin' on Chrome by Masta Ace Incorporated (#80); Danger by Blahzay Blahzay (#83); and Solitude by Edwin McCain (#85).
Politics and government
Alexa McDonough, former leader of the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party, was acclaimed as the New Democratic Party of Canada's new leader at the party's convention in Ottawa, succeeding Audrey McLaughlin Front-runner Svend Robinson dropped out after leading on the first ballot, and moved Ms. McDonough's acclamation.
Toronto (3-13) 30 @ Winnipeg (6-11) 44
Calgary (14-2) 20 @ Saskatchewan (6-10) 25
Reggie Slack completed touchdown passes to Gerald Wilcox and Chris Johnstone and handed off to Blaise Bryant for another TD as the Blue Bombers took a 24-0 halftime lead and held on to defeat the Argonauts before 21,076 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Mr. Bryant rushed for another touchdown in the 3rd quarter, and Matt Pearce rushed 44 yards for a touchdown with 22 seconds remaining in the 4th quarter to put the game away. Mike Clemons rushed for one Toronto TD and caught a pass from Marvin Graves for another. Jimmy Cunningham returned a punt 100 yards for a Toronto touchdown in the 4th quarter, and John Morton scored another on a 68-yard pass from Mr. Graves.
Warren Jones completed touchdown passes to Don Narcisse and Dan Farthing, and Dave Ridgway added 2 converts and 3 field goals as the Roughriders upset the Stampeders before 55,438 fans at Taylor Field in Regina, a record crowd for a Roughrider home game. Calgary quarterback Jeff Garcia threw touchdown passes to Tyrone Williams and Dave Sapunjis.
National League Championship Series
Cincinnati 0 @ Atlanta 6 (Atlanta won best--of seven series 4-0)
Mike Devereaux's 3-run home run was the big blow of a 5-run 7th inning as the Braves blanked the Reds before 52,067 fans at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium to win their third NL pennant in the last five years. Steve Avery (1-0) allowed 2 hits in 6 innings to get the win, and three relief pitchers combined to preserve the shutout. Cincinnati starter Pete Schourek (0-1) allowed 8 hits but just 1 earned run in 6 innings and was tagged with the loss, but reliever Michael Jackson allowed 3 hits, 3 bases on balls, and 5 earned runs in just 1/3 inning.
American League Championship Series
Seattle 0 @ Cleveland 7 (Best-of-seven series tied 2-2)
Eddie Murray hit a 2-run home run in the 1st inning and Jim Thome added a 2-run homer in the 3rd as the Indians shut out the Mariners before 43,686 fans at Jacobs Field. Ken Hill (1-0) allowed 5 hits in 7 innings to get the win, while three relievers preserved the shutout. Losing pitcher Andy Benes (0-1) allowed 6 hits, 2 bases on balls, and 6 runs--all earned--in 2.1 innings.
20 years ago
Died on this date
Art Coulter, 91. Canadian-born U.S. hockey player. Mr. Coulter, a native of Winnipeg, was a defenceman with the Chicago Black Hawks (1931-36) and New York Rangers (1936-42), scoring 112 points on 30 goals and 82 assists in 465 regular season games and 4 goals and 5 assists in 49 playoff games. He played on Stanley Cup championship teams in 1934 and 1940, and made the National Hockey League's second All-Star team four times. Mr. Coulter played with the United States Coast Guard Cutters from 1942-44, and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1974.
Tony Roper, 35. U.S. auto racing driver. Mr. Roper competed in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series from 1995-2000, recording eight Top Ten finishes, with a best finish of second. He died the day after suffering a serious neck injury in a crash during the O'Reilly 400 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.
This blogger received a phone call late in the evening summoning him to the abandoned Charles Camsell Hospital in Edmonton to work as a background performer (i.e., extra) in the Italian-Canadian co-production Almost America. It was shown in two parts on television, while an abridged cut was released to theatres. I played a doctor, and I can be spotted at the back of the screen at the beginning of Part 2, while the credits are rolling.
British Columbia (6-9-0-1) 39 @ Saskatchewan (4-10-1) 13
Sean Millington rushed 12 times for 126 yards and Robert Drummond carried 16 times for 121 yards and touchdowns of 4 and 3 yards as the two combined for 247 of the Lions’ 270 yards rushing. Alfred Jackson scored the other B.C. touchdown on a 12-yard pass from Damon Allen. Lui Passaglia added 3 converts and 6 field goals. Saskatchewan quarterback Henry Burris scored the only touchdown for the Roughriders on a 1-yard rush with 1:01 remaining in the first half to reduce the Lions’ lead to 27-10. Mr. Allen completed 20 of 26 passes for 266 yards. The Roughriders were without Curtis Marsh for the game; the CFL’s leading receiver had been suspended for leaving practice two days earlier, and it was revealed that he was wanted in the United States for child support owed to a former girlfriend. 24,776 were in attendance at Taylor Field in Regina.
Alberta 13 @ Saskatchewan 10
American League Championship Series
New York 5 @ Seattle 0 (New York led best-of-seven series 3-1)
Roger Clemens (1-0) pitched a 1-hitter and recorded 15 strikeouts to lead the Yankees over the Mariners before 47,803 fans at Safeco Field. Derek Jeter hit a 3-run home run in the 5th inning off losing pitcher Paul Abbott (0-1) and David Justice hit a 2-run homer off Jose Mesa in the 8th. Al Martin’s double off the glove of Yankee first baseman Tino Martinez in the 7th was the lone Seattle hit. The Yankees themselves had only 5 hits.
National League Championship Series
St. Louis 8 @ New York 2 (New York led best-of-seven series 2-1)
All the scoring took place in the first 5 innings as the Cardinals beat the Mets before 55,693 fans at Shea Stadium. All 9 Cardinal starters had at least 1 hit. Andy Benes (1-0) was the winning pitcher over Rick Reed (0-1).
10 years ago
Died on this date
Simon MacCorkindale, 58. U.K. actor, director, and producer. Mr. MacCorkindale worked in plays, films, and television programs in Britain, the United States, and Canada in a career spanning more than 30 years. His best known movie was probably Death on the Nile (1978), and he starred or co-starred in the television series Manimal (1983); Falcon Crest (1984-1986); and Counterstrike (1990-1993). Mr. MacCorkindale died after a long battle with cancer.
The 19th Commonwealth Games closed in Delhi. Canada finished fourth with 75 medals, including 26 gold; it was the first time in 48 years that Canada failed to crack the top three nations.
Greenwich Village, through the eyes of Jean Shepherd - Jean Shepherd was born 100 years ago today in Chicago, so I’m bumping up this older post in tribute to this wonderful New Yorker. Jean Shepherd, probabl...
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