Wednesday, 28 October 2020

October 28, 2020

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Kerry Hoffer and Mona Bernales!

710 years ago

Died on this date
Athanasius I, 79 or 80
. Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, 1289-1293, 1303-1309. Athanasius I was chosen by Byzantine Emperor Andronicus II as head of the Eastern Orthodox Church. He opposed the reunion of the Greek and Roman Churches, and resigned in 1293, but was restored with popular support in 1303. A clerical faction in favour of church union forced Athanasius to resign in September 1309.

700 years ago

Beijing was officially designated the capital of the Ming dynasty when the Forbidden City was completed.

280 years ago

Died on this date
Anna, 47
. Empress of Russia, 1730-1740. Anna Ivanovna, the daughter of Czar Ivan V and half-niece of Peter the Great, was chosen by the Russian Supreme Privy Council to succeed her half-nephew Czar Peter II, who had died childless. She governed as an autocrat, but continued Peter the Great's policies of Westernization. Empress Anna died from the prolonged effects of a large kidney stone, and declared her infant grandnephew Ivan VI as her successor.

225 years ago

The Jay Treaty, negotiated between the United States and United Kingdom on November 19, 1794, was ratified by an exchange of diplomatic notes; it went into effect on February 29, 1796.

220 years ago

Died on this date
Artemas Ward, 72
. U.S. military officer and politician. Major General Ward served with the British Army in the 1750s and with the Continental Army in the 1770s. He served as a Massachusetts state court justice (1776-1777); President of the Massachusetts Executive Council (1777-1779); member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1779-1785), and Speaker (1785); delegate to the Continental Congress (1780-1781); and Representative from Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives (1791-1795).

125 years ago


World Series
Louisville Colonels 6 @ Brooklyn Bridegrooms 2 (Best-six-of-ten series tied 3-3-1)

The Colonels defeated the Bridegrooms 6-2 before just 300 fans at Washington Park. Red Ehret pitched a complete game to win for the Colonels, while Tom Lovett went the distance in taking his second loss of the Series. With poor attendance and poor weather, the Series was called off after this game, with no champion decided.

120 years ago

The Olympic Games, which had opened in Paris on May 14, closed.

80 years ago

On the radio

Two years after Orson Welles had broadcast an adaptation of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds for Mercury Theater on the Air, the two men met in San Antonio, Texas, and appeared together in the broadcast studio of KTSA for an interview.

The Empress of Britain, a Canadian Pacific Steamships Line passenger liner serving as a troopship, already damaged by bombs from a Luftwaffe FW-200 Kondor long-range bomber on October 26, and under tow toward the Firth of Clyde, was sunk by torpedoes fired by U-32 Oblt Hans Jenisch, northwest of Bloody Foreland, County Donegal, Ireland. At 42,348 GRT, the Empress, was the largest ship sunk by German U-boats in World War II. After Greece rejected Italy's ultimatum, Italian forces invaded Greece through Albania, marking Greece's entry into World War II. In their longest flight to date, British Royal Air Force bombers hit German munitions plants in the Bohemian-Moravian Protectorate. Chinese forces recaptured Nanking, former capital of the province of Kwangsi.

Mexican federal troops engaged Almazanista rebel forces in the state of Chiapas.

70 years ago

Died on this date
Kesago Nakajima, 64
. Japanese military officer. Lieutenant General Nakajima was Operational Commander in the Battle of Nanjing in 1937 and was implicated in what was known at the time as the "Rape of Nanking." He retired from the Imperial Japanese Army in 1939 and died of illness.

A Chinese Communist spokesman said that fighting against Nationalist troops had spread to 11 of the country's 28 provinces.

Politics and government
The British government appointed Major Gideon Brand van Zyl as Governor General of the Union of South Africa effective January 1, 1946.

Economics and finance
The U.S. War Production Board placed lumber under inventory control to prevent hoarding, and speed expansion of industry.

The Congress of Industrial Organizations-affiliated United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers announced the filing of a petition with the U.S. National Labor Relations Board for a strike vote at 54 General Electric plants in an attempt to overcome the company's refusal to grant a $2-per-day wage increase.

Washington (3-1) 24 @ New York (1-2-1) 14
Cleveland (4-1) 14 @ Philadelphia (2-2) 28
Boston (3-1-1) 10 @ Pittsburgh (1-4) 6
Chicago Bears (0-5) 10 @ Detroit (4-1) 16
Chicago Cardinals (1-5) 14 @ Green Bay (4-1) 33

70 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Quicksilver--Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters (8th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Goodnight Irene--Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra and the Weavers (Best Seller--11th week at #1; Jukebox--10th week at #1); All My Love (Bolero)--Patti Page (Disc Jockey--1st week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Goodnight Irene--Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra and the Weavers (9th week at #1)
--Frank Sinatra
2 Mona Lisa--Nat "King" Cole
--Victor Young and his Orchestra (Don Cherry, vocal)
--Art Lund
3 All My Love (Bolero)--Patti Page
--Percy Faith and his Orchestra
--Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians
--Bing Crosby
4 Sam’s Song--Gary Crosby and Friend
--Joe "Fingers" Carr and the Carr-Hops
5 Our Lady of Fatima--Richard Hayes and Kitty Kallen
--Red Foley
6 Can Anyone Explain? (No, No, No!)--The Ames Brothers
7 La Vie en Rose--Tony Martin
--Bing Crosby
--Edith Piaf
8 Harbor Lights--Sammy Kaye and his "Swing and Sway" Orchestra with Tony Alamo and the Kaydets
--Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians
--Ray Anthony and his Orchestra
9 Bonaparte’s Retreat--Kay Starr
--Gene Krupa and Chicago Jazz
10 Play a Simple Melody--Gary Crosby and Friend
--Jo Stafford

Singles entering the chart were Beloved, Be Faithful by Russ Morgan and his Orchestra (#29); In My Arms by Mitch Miller and his Orchestra (#32); and A Bushel and a Peck, with versions by Perry Como and Betty Hutton; and Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely (#37).

Montreal (5-6) 18 @ Hamilton (6-5) 29
Ottawa (4-6-1) 7 @ Toronto (6-4-1) 30

Sarnia (4-4) 10 @ Windsor (2-5) 13

Edmonton 24 @ Saskatchewan 1

Mike King rushed for 2 touchdowns and Lindy Berry passed to Rollin Prather for the other to help the Eskimos defeat the Roughriders before 8,000 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Annis Stukus added 3 converts and 2 field goals for Edmonton. This was the first playoff game won by the Eskimos since rejoining the WIFU in 1949, and the first playoff win by an Edmonton team outside Alberta since 1922. This was the final game for Fred Grant as coach of the Roughriders.

60 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Only the Lonely (Know How I Feel)--Roy Orbison (3rd week at #1)

On television tonight
The Twilight Zone, on CBS
Tonight’s episode: A Thing About Machines, starring Richard Haydn

Oakland (4-4) 28 @ New York (4-4) 27
Los Angeles (4-3) 45 @ Boston (2-5) 16

50 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Black Night--Deep Purple

Died on this date
Baby Huey, 26
. U.S. singer. Baby Huey, whose real name was James Thomas Ramey, was a soul singer and songwriter who led the group Baby Huey & the Babysitters, who were a popular local act in Chicago in the 1960s. They became a psychedelic soul band and recorded an album for Curtom Records, but Mr. Ramey, whose weight reached over 400 pounds, developed a heroin addiction, and died of a drug-related heart attack. The album The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend was released in February 1971; it sold poorly at the time, but influenced the development of hip hop music.

Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban in an address to the United Nations General Assembly, stressed Israel’s insistence that Egypt pull back missiles from the cease-fire zone along the Suez Canal before Israel would rejoin peace negotiations.

Politics and government
Gerald Regan took office as Premier of Nova Scotia, 15 days after leading his Liberal Party to victory in the provincial election.

Japan’s governing Liberal-Democratic party re-elected Prime Minister Eisaku Sato as the party president for a fourth teo-year term, assuring his continuance in office as the head of government. If Mr. Sato served out his term, his eight years as Prime Minister would set a record for Japan.

A U.S. federal judge in Washington permanently banned official government publication or distribution of a House of Representatives committee report listing "radical" campus speakers. However, the judge approved private distribution of the list.

Edmonton (9-7) 10 @ Saskatchewan (13-2) 34

R.C. Gamble, recently released by the Eskimos, rushed 16 times for 90 yards and 2 touchdowns in his first game as a Roughrider. Silas McKinnie also rushed for 2 touchdowns as Saskatchewan built a 31-0 halftime lead. The Eskimos finally got on the scoreboard early in the 3rd quarter when Dave Cutler, with a 30 miles-per-hour wind behind him, kicked a 59-yard field goal, 1 yard longer than the previous record, set by Bill Mitchell of the Eskimos in 1964. Rusty Clark, who took over from starting quarterback Don Trull to begin the 3rd quarter, completed 14 of 20 passes and rushed 1 yard for the Eskimos’ only touchdown in the 4th quarter, converted by Dave Cutler. The Eskimos drove to the Saskatchewan 1-yard line late in the game, but Mr. Cutler was stopped in an attempt to run the ball over for a touchdown on the game’s final play. It was the closest that he ever came to scoring a touchdown in his 16-year CFL career; the field goal remained the longest of his career, and stood as a league record for more than a decade. Saskatchewan’s Jack Abendschan converted 3 of the Roughriders’ touchdowns and added 2 field goals and a single. Only 10,696 fans attended the game at Taylor Field in Regina on a cold Wednesday night. It was the 6th straight win for the Roughriders, who ended the Eskimos’ 7-game winning streak.

40 years ago

Politics and government
U.S. President and 1980 Democratic Party candidate Jimmy Carter and Republican Party presidential candidate Ronald Reagan engaged in their only debate, presented by the League of Women Voters at Music Hall in Cleveland.

The Canadian federal government of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau announced the National Energy Program, a program of confiscating through taxation revenue from oil that, according to the Natural Resources Transfer Agreement of 1930, legally belonged to the province of Alberta. The NEP would ostensibly increase national ownership, restrain energy costs, and make the country self-sufficient in energy by 1990. The announced policies did grant a concession to the western provinces by abandoning a proposal to tax gas exports to the United States, which would have cut directly into provincial revenues.

Nippon Series
Hiroshima Toyo Carp 4 @ Kintetsu Buffaloes 3 (Kintetsu led best-of-seven series 2-1)

30 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): To Sir with Love--Ngaire

#1 single in Switzerland: It Must Have Been Love--Roxette (3rd week at #1)

Austria's Top 10 (Ö3)
1 Tom's Diner--DNA featuring Suzanne Vega (4th week at #1)
2 Ich hab' geträumt von dir--Matthias Reim
3 I've Been Thinking About You--Londonbeat
4 Naked in the Rain--Black Pearl
5 Blaze of Glory--Jon Bon Jovi
6 La luna lila (Purple Moon)--Luisa Fernandez & Peter Kent
7 I am from Austria--Rainhard Fendrich
8 Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini--Bombalurina
9 Close to You--Maxi Priest
10 It Must Have Been Love--Roxette

Singles entering the chart were The Invisible Man by Dance with a Stranger (#14); Nah Neh Nah by Vaya Con Dios (#26); Cult of Snap! by Snap (#29); and I'm Your Baby Tonight by Whitney Houston (#30).

Politics and government
The Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic held the first round of the first multiparty legislative election in the country's history.

World events
Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein cancelled the rationing of gasoline and fired his oil minister, saying he had made a miscalculation. Some observers thought that the original announcement was a ruse to make it appear that sanctions were working so that a military attack on Iraq would not be necessary.

Winnipeg (11-6) 18 @ Ottawa (7-10) 27
Toronto (9-8) 31 @ Saskatchewan (9-8) 33
Hamilton (6-11) 15 @ Edmonton (10-7) 25

The Rough Riders recovered 3 Blue Bomber fumbles and made an interception as they improved their chances of making the playoffs for the first time in 5 years. Reggie Barnes rushed 21 times for 85 yards--including a 3-yard touchdown in the 1st quarter--and caught 3 passes for 44 yards to lead the Ottawa offense. Damon Allen completed 15 of 28 passes for 221 yards, including a 46-yard completion to David Williams in the 2nd quarter for the other Ottawa touchdown. Mr. Williams led the Rough Riders with 101 yards on 5 receptions. Dean Dorsey added 2 converts and 4 field goals, and Terry Baker punted 82 yards for a single to complete the Ottawa scoring. Tom Burgess completed a 31-yard pass to Eric Streater in the 1st quarter for the first Winnipeg touchdown, and Robert Mimbs rushed 2 yards for the other Blue Bomber touchdown with 42 seconds remaining in the game. Trevor Kennerd converted the first touchdown and added a field goal and 2 singles. A 2-point convert attempt on the last touchdown was unsuccessful. Mr. Mimbs rushed for 68 yards on 18 carries to lead the Blue Bombers, while Perry Tuttle gained 85 yards on 2 pass receptions. Mr. Burgess completed 14 of 29 passes for 239 yards, while backup quarterback Danny McManus was just 1 for 8 for 24 yards. 18,216 fans showed up at Lansdowne Park on a wet day.

Dave Ridgway’s fourth field goal of the game, a 47-yard kick on the last play of regulation time, gave the Roughriders their win over the Argos before 26,139 happy fans at Taylor Field. The winning kick came just 43 seconds after Toronto had tied the game on a 6-yard touchdown pass from Rickey Foggie to Jeff Boyd and a 2-point convert pass from Mr. Foggie to Mr. Boyd. Toronto head coach Don Matthews was upset by a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness called against his team that kept the Roughriders’ final drive alive. The Roughriders twice had 10-point leads in the game--10-0 and 30-20, while the Argos led 20-13 at halftime. Saskatchewan quarterback Kent Austin opened the scoring with a 1-yard touchdown run in the 1st quarter. Mr. Ridgway converted and added a 47-yard field goal before Lance Chomyc got the Argos on the scoreboard with an 11-yard field goal on the last play of the quarter. The Argos went ahead in the 2nd quarter on a 64-yard touchdown pass from Mr. Foggie to Randy Marriott and an 8-yard touchdown run by Mr. Foggie, both converted by Mr. Chomyc. Mr. Ridgway kicked a 22-yard field goal with 1:57 remaining in the quarter, but Mr. Chomyc kicked a 17-yard field goal on the last play of the half. The Roughriders did all the scoring in the 3rd quarter on a 40-yard touchdown rush by Orville Lee and a 20-yard touchdown pass by running back Lucius Floyd to Don Narcisse. Mr. Ridgway converted both majors and added a 12-yard field goal in the first minute of the 4th quarter to give Saskatchewan a 30-20 lead. Mr. Chomyc kicked a 35-yard field goal to make the score 30-23, setting the stage for the last-minute excitement. Mr. Austin directed a balanced attack, as the Roughriders rushed for 200 yards and passed for 220. Milson Jones led the Saskatchewan ground game with 100 yards on 15 carries, and Mr. Lee added 58 on just 4 carries. Ray Elgaard led the Roughriders’ receivers with 6 catches for 47 yards. Mr. Austin completed just 18 of 39 passes for 170 yards and 2 interceptions. Mr. Foggie completed 13 of 29 passes for 235 yards and rushed 9 times for 121 yards. Mr. Boyd led all receivers with 81 yards on 4 receptions. The Saskatchewan defense held Argos’ star Mike "Pinball" Clemons to 16 yards on 4 rushes and 6 yards on 1 pass reception. Mr. Ridgway’s performance gave him two single-season CFL records: 57 field goals and 223 points, with 1 game remaining to add to his totals.

The Edmonton defense held the Tiger-Cats to 7 first downs and 190 yards net offense and made 3 interceptions as the Eskimos ended a 4-game losing streak before 27,434 fans on a sunny Sunday afternoon at Commonwealth Stadium. Ray Macoritti kicked 5 field goals, a convert, and 3 singles as the Eskimos came back from an 11-3 2nd-quarter deficit. Edmonton quarterback Tracy Ham directed an offense that amassed 28 first downs, 268 yards rushing, and 463 yards net offense, but could manage just 1 touchdown--a 22-yard pass from Mr. Ham to Keith Wright at 4:35 of the 4th quarter. Hamilton’s touchdown came in the 2nd quarter on a 75-yard pass from Mike Kerrigan to Earl Winfield on the first play after Mr. Macoritti had kicked a 27-yard field goal to reduce the Tiger-Cats’ lead to 4-3. Paul Osbaldiston converted Mr. Winfield’s touchdown and added 2 field goals and 2 singles. Michael Soles led the Eskimos’ rushing attack with 104 yards on 19 carries, while Mr. Ham rushed 14 times for 101 yards and Blake Marshall added 47 on 13 carries. The Eskimos limited the Tiger-Cats, to just 13 yards on 13 rushing plays. Mr. Winfield led all receivers with 127 yards on 4 receptions, while Craig Ellis led the Eskimos with 7 receptions for 111 yards. Mr. Ham completed just 14 of 34 passes for 195 yards and an interception, but he still had a better day than Mr. Kerrigan, who played the entire game despite completing just 8 of 32 passes for 177 yards and 3 interceptions. The Eskimos controlled the ball almost twice as long as the Tiger-Cats did--the difference in time of possession was 39:13 to 20:47. Hamilton’s attack was limited by the absence of 2 key players: running back Derrick McAdoo, who didn’t make the trip to Edmonton, and wide receiver Tony Champion, who was scratched from the lineup after being taken to hospital the night before the game with an inflamed gall bladder. David Adams, who replaced Mr. McAdoo, left with a pulled hamstring in the 1st quarter after rushing 3 times for 4 yards and catching 1 pass for 6.

25 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Gangsta's Paradise--Coolio featuring L.V. (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (VRT): Het is een Nacht... (Levensecht)--Guus Meeuwis & Vagant (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Wallonia (Ultratop 40): You are Not Alone--Michael Jackson

#1 single in France (SNEP): Je sais pas--Céline Dion (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Het is een nacht... (Levensecht) (7th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): Gangsta's Paradise--Coolio featuring L.V.

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 Fantasy--Mariah Carey (5th week at #1)
2 Gangsta's Paradise--Coolio featuring L.V.
3 Runaway--Janet Jackson
4 Kiss from a Rose--Seal
5 You are Not Alone--Michael Jackson
6 As I Lay Me Down--Sophie B. Hawkins
7 Tell Me--Groove Theory
8 Only Wanna Be with You--Hootie & the Blowfish
9 Back for Good--Take That
10 Carnival--Natalie Merchant

Singles entering the chart were Dreaming of You by Selena (#38); A Girl Like You by Edwyn Collins (#43); Liquid Swords by Genius/GZA (#66); East Side Rendezvous by Frost (#81); I Miss You (Come Back Home) by Monifah (#85); Wings of the Morning by Capleton (#88); (If You're Not in it for Love) I'm Outta Here!/The Woman in Me by Shania Twain (#90); Bomdigi by Erick Sermon (#93); (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman by Mary J. Blige (#95); and We've Got it Goin' On by Backstreet Boys (#97). I Miss You (Come Back Home) and (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman were from the television series New York Undercover.

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Fantasy--Mariah Carey (4th week at #1)
2 Runaway--Janet Jackson
3 Gangsta's Paradise--Coolio featuring L.V.
4 Kiss from a Rose--Seal
5 As I Lay Me Down--Sophie B. Hawkins
6 Only Wanna Be with You--Hootie & the Blowfish
7 Brokenhearted--Brandy
8 Roll to Me--Del Amitri
9 Carnival--Natalie Merchant
10 Tell Me--Groove Theory

Singles entering the chart were One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men (#29); You Remind Me of Something by R. Kelly (#48); Hooked on You by Silk (#49); Ants Marching by the Dave Matthews Band (#51); Before You Walk Out of My Life/Like This and Like That by Monica (#58); Cell Thearapy by Goodie Mob (#59); Hook by Blues Traveler (#63); Already Missing You by Gerald and Eddie Levert, Sr. (#74); and I Wish You Well by Tom Cochrane (#89).

Canadian acrobat Jay Cochrane crossed 636 metres of steel wire, 411 metres above the Yangtze River in China at Three Gorges, in 53 minutes.

289 people were killed and 270 injured in a fire in the subway system of the Azerbaijani capital of Baku. It remains the world's deadliest subway disaster.

Saskatchewan (6-12) 25 @ British Columbia (10-8) 30

Lui Passaglia kicked a field goal late in the 3rd quarter and two more in the 4th quarter to give the Lions their win over the Roughriders before 27,464 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver. B.C. running back Cory Philpot rushed 1 yard and 64 yards for touchdowns in the 1st quarter, giving him 22 TDs for the season. Robert Gordon scored the other B.C. touchdown on a 36-yard pass from Danny McManus in the 2nd quarter. Dan Farthing scored the first Saskatchewan touchdown in the 2nd quarter on a 5-yard pass from Tom Burgess, and promptly caught another pass from Mr. Burgess for a 2-point convert. Defensive back Terryl Ulmer scored the other Saskatchewan TD on a 41-yard interception return in the 3rd quarter. Paul McCallum added a convert and 3 field goals for the Roughriders, who needed to win the game to clinch the fifth and last playoff spot in the North Division.

Saskatchewan 41 Alberta 7

World Series
Cleveland Indians 0 @ Atlanta Braves 1 (Atlanta won best-of-seven series 4-2)

David Justice hit a home run off Jim Poole to lead off the bottom of the 6th inning, and Tom Glavine allowed just 1 hit in 8 innings to get the win as the Braves edged the Indians before 51,875 fans at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium to win their first World Series since 1957, when the team was based in Milwaukee. The Braves became the first tean to win a World Series while being based in three different cities, having won their first World Series as the Boston Braves in 1914. Mr. Glavine, who was also the winning pitcher in game 2, was named the series' Most Valuable Player. The only Cleveland hit was a bloop single by Tony Pena leading off the 6th. Mark Wohlers pitched the 9th inning for the Braves and retired the Indians in order to earn his second save of the series.

20 years ago

Died on this date
Andújar Cedeño, 31
. Dominican baseball player. Mr. Cedeño was a shortstop with the Houston Astros (1990-1994, 1996); San Diego Padres (1995-1996); and Detroit Tigers (1996), batting .236 with 47 home runs and 223 runs batted in in 616 games. He hit for the cycle against the St. Louis Cardinals on August 25, 1992. Mr. Cedeño was still an active player in his native Dominican Republic when he was killed in a car accident.

Saskatchewan (5-11-1) 54 @ Edmonton (10-7-0-1) 52 (4 OT)
Hamilton (8-9-0-2) 22 @ British Columbia (7-10-0-1) 28

Paul McCallum kicked a 52-yard field goal with 42 seconds remaining in regulation time to tie the game 30-30 and then kicked a 43-yard field goal on the last play of the 4th possession of overtime to give the Roughriders their second win of the season at Commonwealth Stadium, the first time since 1969 that Saskatchewan had won 2 games in Edmonton in the same season. Marvin Graves, replacing the injured Henry Burris at quarterback for the Roughriders, completed 13 of 24 passes for 229 yards and touchdowns to Curtis Marsh, Chris Szarka, and Dan Farthing, with the last 2 coming on the 2nd and 3rd possessions of overtime. Mr. Graves also rushed 6 times for 28 yards, including a 1-yard touchdown on the 1st overtime possession. Linebacker Trevis Smith scored a Saskatchewan touchdown on a 13-yard fumble return early in the 4th quarter, and Demetris Bendross scored later in the quarter on a 91-yard kickoff return, tying Eric Blount’s single-season CFL record with 2 touchdowns on kickoff returns. Mr. McCallum added 6 converts and 4 field goals. Saskatchewan running back Darren Davis chewed up the Edmonton defense for 220 yards on 20 carries; Mr. Bendross led the Roughriders’ receivers with 72 yards on 3 receptions. Edmonton quarterback Nealon Greene continued his fine late-season play, rushing 11 times for 116 yards and completing 25 of 36 passes for 341 yards and 3 touchdowns. Kez McCorvey and Terry Vaughn caught touchdown passes from Mr. Greene in the 4th quarter, and Mr. McCorvey caught another touchdown pass on the 1st possession of overtime. Mark Nohra rushed 22 times for 101 yards and 2 touchdowns--a 1-yard run in the 2nd quarter and a 20-yard run on the 3rd possession of overtime. Shawn Daniels scored the other Edmonton touchdown on a 1-yard rush on the 2nd possession of overtime. Sean Fleming added 6 converts and 3 field goals, but his 30-yard attempt on the 4th overtime possession was wide for a single, enabling the Roughriders to win the game with Mr. McCallum’s last kick. Mr. Vaughn led all receivers with 12 receptions for 162 yards; Mr. McCorvey, whose touchdowns were his 14th and 15th of the season, caught 7 passes for 111 yards. 34,218 were in attendance to see the final game in the Hall of Fame career of Henry "Gizmo" Williams of the Eskimos, the greatest punt returner in CFL history. He returned 2 kickoffs for 63 yards, but strained a hip flexor while returning a punt for 13 yards in the 2nd quarter, and left the field for the last time. Mr. Williams played professional football for 16 seasons, 14 of them in the CFL--all with the Eskimos. His 26 touchdowns on punt returns remains a CFL regular season record.

Damon Allen completed 26 of 35 passes for 345 yards and 3 touchdowns and passed Ron Lancaster to become the CFL’s career leader in passing yardage. Mr. Allen’s touchdown tosses covered 52 yards to Jimmy Oliver in the 1st quarter; 45 yards to Alfred Jackson in the 2nd quarter; and 14 yards to Simon Baffoe in the 4th quarter. The touchdown pass to Mr. Jackson was the play that gave Mr. Allen 50,580 yards passing in a 16-year career. Sean Millington rushed 1 yard in the 2nd quarter for the other B.C. touchdown, all of which were converted by Lui Passaglia. Paul Osbaldiston’s 4 field goals accounted for all of Hamilton’s scoring until the last minute of the game, when backup quarterback Cody Ledbetter completed a 19-yard touchdown pass to Mike Juhasz and then threw to Darren Flutie for a 2-point convert. Mr. Passaglia conceded a safety touch on the last play of the game to complete the scoring. Mr. Millington led all rushers with 70 yards on 15 carries; Ronald Williams led the Tiger-Cats with 10 caries for 36 yards. Mr. Oliver caught 6 passes for 112 yards, and Mr. Jackson 5 for 94. Mr. Flutie led the Tiger-Cats with 7 receptions for 83 yards. Hamilton starting quarterback Danny McManus had a terrible game, completing just 5 of 18 passes for 38 yards and an interception. Mr. Ledbetter was 12 for 20 for 153 yards and 3 interceptions. Mr. Lancaster was on hand to see his record broken, since he was head coach of the Tiger-Cats. B.C.’s win eliminated the Saskatchewan Roughriders from playoff contention. Attendance at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver was 21,303.

Regina 28 @ Alberta 10

This was supposed to be the second half of a football doubleheader at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, but the University of Alberta screwed things up in typical fashion, and the game was played at Varsity Stadium at exactly the same time as the Eskimos’ game, thus preventing those of us with tickets for both games from seeing both games. This was the final football game played at Varsity Stadium.

Nippon Series
Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 3 @ Yomiuri Giants 9 (Yomiuri won best-of-seven series 4-2)

10 years ago

Died on this date
James MacArthur, 72
. U.S. actor. Mr. MacArthur, the adopted son of playwright Charles MacArthur and actress Helen Hayes, began acting as a child, and starred in the movies The Young Stranger (1957); The Light in the Forest (1958); and Third Man on the Mountain (1959). He was best known for playing Danny Williams in the television police series Hawaii Five-O (1968-1979). Mr. MacArthur died of cancer.

Jonathan Motzfeldt, 72. Prime Minister of Greenland, 1979-1991, 1997-2002. Mr. Motzfeldt joined the socialist Siumut Party in the 1970s, and became a leader in the movement for Greenland Home Rule, representing Nanortalik in the Landsting from 1979-2009. He was forced to resign as Prime Minister in 1991 because of a drinking problem, but returned to power six years later. Criticism over handling of Greenland's economy led to Siumut's defeat in the 2002 election. Mr. Motzfeldt was subsequently elected Speaker of the Landsting, but resigned in January 2008 amidts accusations of sexual harassment. A scandal involving spending of public funds for private purposes, as well as accusations of renewed drinking, led to Mr. Motzfeldt losing his seat i the 2009 election. He died from a cerebral hemorrhage.

World Series
Texas Rangers 0 @ San Francisco Giants 9 (San Francisco led best-of-seven series 2-0)

The Giants broke open a close game with 7 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning as they shut out the Rangers before 43,622 fans at AT&T Park. Edgar Renteria's solo home run in the 5th inning was the winning run. Winning pitcher Matt Cain (1-0) allowed 4 hits in 7.2 innings.

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