Saturday, 8 November 2008

September 25, 2008

140 years ago
1868


Disasters
The Russian frigate Alexander Nevsky was wrecked off the coast of Jutland, but the only fatalities were five sailors who had taken a lifeboat in an attempt to get help. Among the survivors was Grand Duke Alexei, son of Czar Aleksandr II.

80 years ago
1928


Died on this date
W.L. Cornelius
. U.S. military aviator. Lieutenant Cornelius was killed in a mid-air collision of Army planes at San Diego.

Politics and government
A joint session of the Mexican Congress voted unanimously--with 277 votes cast--to elect Emilio Portas Gil, 37, as provisional President of the Mexican Republic, with his term to run from December 1, 1928-February 5, 1930. Extraordinary elections for a consitutional President were to be held at the end of November 1929, and the President then elected would serve for the balance of the full term of six years ending November 30, 1934.

Scandal
The trial of former Queens, New York Borough President Maurice Connolly and former borough engineer Frederick Seely began in Long Island City, New York. The two were charged with conspiracy to defraud New York City in the letting of contracts involving the expenditure of $29.5 million in public funds for sewer construction during the past few years.

75 years ago
1933


Died on this date
Ring Lardner, 48
. U.S. writer. Mr. Lardner was a sportswriter based in Chicago whose book You Know Me Al (1916) is regarded as a classic example of humourous American fiction. He died of tuberculosis.

70 years ago
1938


On the radio
Mercury Theatre on the Air, starring Orson Welles
Tonight's episode: The Immortal Sherlock Holmes

This episode was adapted from William Gillette's play Sherlock Holmes (1899).

60 years ago
1948


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard) (Best Seller): Twelfth Street Rag--Pee Wee Hunt and his Orchestra (5th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 It's Magic--Doris Day (2nd week at #1)
--Dick Haymes and Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra
--Tony Martin
--Gordon MacRae
2 My Happiness--The Pied Pipers
--Ella Fitzgerald
--Jon and Sondra Steele
3 A Tree in the Meadow--Margaret Whiting
4 You Call Everybody Darlin'--Al Trace and the Revelers
--Anne Vincent
--Jack Smith and the Clark Sisters
--The Andrews Sisters
5 Twelfth Street Rag--Pee Wee Hunt and his Orchestra
6 Underneath the Arches--Primo Scala’s Banjo and Accordian Orchestra with the Keynotes
--The Andrews Sisters
7 Love Somebody--Doris Day and Buddy Clark
8 Cool Water--Vaughn Monroe and the Sons of the Pioneers
9 Rambling Rose--Perry Como and the Satisfiers
10 Hair of Gold, Eyes of Blue--Gordon MacRae and the Starlighters
--Jerry Murad's Harmonicats
--Jack Emerson

Singles entering the chart were Buttons and Bows by Dinah Shore and the Happy Valley Boys (#35); At the Flying "W" by Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters (#36); and This is the Moment, with versions by Jo Stafford; and Tony Martin and the Lyttle Sisters (#40). Buttons and Bows was the first recorded version of a song from the movie The Paleface (1948).

Died on this date
Stan Mauldin, 27
. U.S. football player. Mr. Mauldin was a tackle at the University of Texas before serving in World War II. He joined the Chicago Cardinals in 1946, and helped them win the National Football League championship in 1947. Mr. Mauldin helped the Cardinals defeat the Philadelphia Eagles 24-21 in the first game of the 1948 regular season, but after the game he complained of a headache and then collapsed. The heart specialist who attempted to revive Mr. Mauldin said that he died either of a hemorrhage at the base of the skull or a massive coronary attack. The Cardinals retired Mr. Mauldin's jersey #77.

Defense
U.S. Air Force Secretary Stuart Symington revealed at a New York convention of the Air Force Association that a U.S. military plane had flown "hundreds of miles faster than the speed of sound."

Politics and government
Pro-American Navy Minister and acting Foreign Minister Admiral Fidel Anadon resigned from the Argentine cabinet of President Juan Peron.

Economics and finance
U.S. and U.K. military governors in Germany proposed a halt to the dismantling of German factories for reparations in exchange for a reduction in Marshall Plan aid to Germany.

Italy and France agreed to abolish customs barriers at the start of 1950.

Football
IRFU
Toronto (3-2) 5 @ Ottawa (4-1) 12

WIFU
Saskatchewan (1-6) 12 @ Calgary (6-0) 13

ORFU
Windsor (0-3) 2 @ Sarnia (1-2) 6

Howie Turner completed a 32-yard touchdown pass to Brian Lynch on a fake field goal late in the 3rd quarter and Bob Paffrath threw a 72-yard TD pass to Pete Karpuk in the 4th quarter to help the Rough Riders defeat the Argonauts before 17,000 fans at Lansdowne Park.

Woody Strode and Harry Hood scored touchdowns for the Stampeders, both converted by Fred Wilmot, and Keith Spaith's single proved to be the difference, as the Stampeders edged the Roughriders at Mewata Stadium. Mr. Pyne and Ken Charlton scored Saskatchewan TDs, both converted by Gabe Patterson.

Hank Galloway and Dutch Davie kicked field goals for the Imperials as they defeated the Rockets for their first win in two years. The Rockets appeared headed for a touchdown late in the game when Johnny Dengel passed to Bob Wylopek for a 40-yard gain, but Mr. Wylopek lateralled to Mike Geary at the Sarnia 7-yard line, and he fumbled, with Sarnia recovering.

ORFU-university
Exhibition
Toronto Beaches Indians 7 University of Toronto 7

Canadian university
Pre-season
Queen's (1-0) 33 @ McMaster (0-1) 1
Ottawa (0-1) 0 @ McGill (1-0) 37
Western Ontario (1-0) 35 Ontario Agricultural College (0-1) 3

50 years ago
1958


Died on this date
John B. Watson, 80
. U.S. psychologist. Dr. Watson was the father of behaviourism, emphasizing behaviour rather than mental processes, teaching that behaviours are responses to certain stimuli, or a consequence of the individual's history, especially reward and punishment. Dr. Watson's best-known book was Psychological Care of Infant and Child (1928). His own results in child-rearing were less than successful: his daughter by his first wife attempted suicide, and both sons by his second wife attempted suicide, with one of them succeeding.

Shahed Ali Patwary, 59. Pakistani politician. Mr. Ali, deputy speaker of the East Pakistan Provincial Assembly, died in Dacca, two days after being hit in the head by a piece of wood thrown at him by an opposition member during a disorderly assembly meeting.

Politics and government
Lebanese Prime Minister Rashid Karami pledged in his inaugural address to the Lebanese people that U.S. forces would be out of Lebanon by the end of October 1958.

Labour
A 17-day strike by 5,000 United Fruit Company workers at Guatemala's Tiquisate plantation ended when both parties agreed to extend their 1955 contract for another three years.

40 years ago
1968


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): Those were the Days--Mary Hopkin

Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Help Yourself--Tom Jones (2nd week at #1)
2 Dream a Little Dream of Me--Mama Cass
3 Do it Again--The Beach Boys
4 MacArthur Park--Richard Harris
5 I've Gotta Get a Message to You/Kitty Can--The Bee Gees
6 Classical Gas--Mason Williams
7 Harper Valley P.T.A.--Jeannie C. Riley
8 Indian Lake--The Cowsills
9 The Orange and the Green/(The Puppet Song) Whiskey on a Sunday--The Irish Rovers
10 Abergavenny--Marty Wilde

Singles entering the chart were Harper Valley P.T.A. by Bobbi Martin (#29); Biplane Ever More/Liverpool Lou by the Irish Rovers (#31); and Light My Fire (EP) by Jose Feliciano (#37).

Died on this date
Hans F.K. Günther, 77
. German eugenicist. Dr. Günther was a professor at the Universities of Jena (1930-1935) and Berlin (1935-1940) and Albert Ludwigs University (1940-1945). He advocated Nordic superiority in books such as Rassenkunde des deutschen Volkes (Racial Science of the German People) (1922) and Kleine Rassenkunde des deutschen Volkes (A Short Ethnology of the German People) (1928), which greatly influenced Adolf Hitler. Dr. Günther joined the Nazi Party in 1932, and was the only leading racial theorist to join the party before the Nazis took power in 1933. He served three years in internment camps after World War II, but was ruled to be not an instigator of Nazi crimes. Dr. Günther maintained his racial views until his death.

Cornell Woolrich, 64. U.S. author. Cornell George Hopley-Woolrich, who sometimes wrote under the names George Hopley and William Irish, was perhaps the premier author of noir fiction. Many of his short stories and novels have been adapted into radio and television programs, and movies such as Phantom Lady (1944) and Rear Window (1954). Mr. Woolrich died after years of declining health, which included diabetes and the amputation of a leg.

Energy
Québec Premier Daniel Johnson, Sr. flipped a switch to start electricity generation at Hydro Québec's Manicouagan-5 power dam at Manicouagan, Québec.

30 years ago
1978


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): You're the One that I Want--John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Kimi no Hitomi wa 10,000 Volt--Takao Horiuchi (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Rivers of Babylon--Boney M. (5th week at #1)

Disasters
144 people were killed when a Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 182, a Boeing 727 jetliner, collided in midair with a private Cessna 172 over San Diego. All 137 people aboard the two planes were killed, and 13 people on the ground were killed when struck by debris from the crash, making it the worst air disaster in American history. The 727 was banking for a landing turn into San Diego's Lindbergh Field when it was struck in the wing by the Cessna, which was apparently planning landing approaches.

25 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: I Like Chopin--Gazebo (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Leopold III, 81
. King of the Belgians, 1934-1951. Leopold III succeeeded to the throne upon the death of his father Albert I. He was King during World War II, and led his troops when the Nazis attacked Belgium. King Leopold surrendered to the Nazis on May 27, 1940, a move which was heavily criticized by the Allies. Leopold spent most of the war as a prisoner of the German occupation before being deported to Germany in 1944 and to Austria in 1945. He and his family spent the next five years in exile in Switzerland, returning to Belgium in 1950 after a referendum favoured his return. He soon abdicated in favour of his son Baudoin.

War
The Lebanese and Syrian governments announced that they had agreed to a cease-fire, effective the following day.

Diplomacy
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher arrived in Canada for a three-day state visit.

U.S. Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger arrived in Beijing to help arrange an exchange of visits between leaders of the U.S.A. and China. Chinese Defense Minister Zhang Aiping asserted that China would not "attach ourselves to any big power or bloc of powers."

Crime
38 prisoners escaped from the Maze Prison in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, and a guard was killed in the biggest prison break in British history.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (4-7) 25 @ Ottawa (4-6) 29
Edmonton (6-5) 30 @ British Columbia (8-3) 31

J.C. Watts completed a 50-yard touchdown pass to Tyron Gray with 1:17 remaining to give the Rough Riders the win over the Tiger-Cats before 26,014 fans at Lansdowne Park. The touchdown came two plays after Mr. Watts completed a pass to Michael Collymore, who appeared to fumble as he hit the ground, with the ball recovered by a Hamilton defender. The play was ruled a complete pass with Mr. Collymore down by contact. Hamilton head coach Bud Riley chased referee Bud Ulrich across the field after the game, loudly expressing his displeasure. Mr. Watts also completed a 10-yard touchdown pass to Mariet Ford and handed off to Skip Walker for a 25-yard touchdown run, which was followed by Mr. Walker's run for a 2-point convert. Dieter Brock, who had been acquired four days earlier in a trade with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for Tom Clements, played his first game as a Tiger-Cat, rushing for a 1-yard touchdown and passing 12 yards to Ron Johnson for another TD. Gerald Bess returned an interception 32 yards for the other Hamilton touchdown as the Tiger-Cats scored 22 points in the 2nd quarter to take a 22-10 halftime lead.

Edmonton kicker Dave Cutler missed a 36-yard field goal on the last play of the game and it went for a single point, allowing the British Columbia Lions to escape with a win over the Eskimos before 52,430 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver. The Lions took an early 17-0 lead, but the Eskimos gradually chipped away at the lead on touchdowns by Warren Moon and Neil Lumsden and 2 converts and 5 field goals by Mr. Cutler. The Lions scored both their TDs in the 1st quarter on a 9-yard pass from Roy Dewalt to John Pankratz and a 48-yard run on a reverse by receiver Sammy Greene. Lui Passaglia added 2 converts, 5 field goals, and 2 singles. Mr. Moon completed 24 of 46 passes for 363 yards, while Mr. Dewalt was 21 for 35 for 245 yards. Bryan Hall's play-by-play calling of the last few minutes, as he attempted to yell above the ear-splitting crowd noise, was one of the high points of his career as radio voice of the Eskimos, then on CJCA.

20 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Cecilia--Times Two (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Hand in Hand--Koreana (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Billy Carter, 51
. U.S. businessman. Mr. Carter was the younger brother of Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States of America (1977-1981). Billy upheld the presidential tradition of the colourful or disreputable brother. During Jimmy Carter's presidency, Billy marketed Billy Beer, which soon went out of business. In the late 1970s Billy Carter registered as an agent of the Libyan government, which led to a U.S. Senate investigation. Billy Carter died of pancreatic cancer.

Politics and government
U.S. Vice President and Republican Party presidential candidate George Bush and Massachusetts Governor and Democratic Party presidential candidate Michael Dukakis engaged in a nationally-televised "debate" at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Mr. Dukakis accused Mr. Bush of questioning his patriotism, and said that Mr. Bush would "brand a woman a criminal" if she chose to have an abortion. Mr. Bush defended the sanctity of life.



Medicine
A surgical team in Toronto performed the first human sciatic nerve transplant, on a 9-year-old boy.

Olympics
Matt Biondi of the United States won his fifth gold medal at the Summer Olympic Games in Seoul when he swam the butterfly leg of the men's 4 x 100-metre medley relay event.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (8-4) 22 @ Toronto (8-4) 35
Hamilton (7-5) 24 @ Saskatchewan (8-4) 26

Toronto defensive tackle Rodney Harding set a CFL single-game record with 5 quarterback sacks as the Argonauts defeated the Eskimos at Exhibition Stadium. The Eskimos' offensive highlight came on their second possession in the 1st quarter, when quarterback Tracy Ham completed a short pass to Henry "Gizmo" Williams that turned into an 85-yard touchdown. Edmonton fullback Tony Spoletini rushed 1 yard for his first CFL touchdown, and Cliff Toney returned an interception for the other Eskimo TD. It was the first CFL game for Toronto wide receiver Paul Masotti.



10 years ago
1998


Football
CFL
Montreal (8-4-1) 25 @ Winnipeg (2-11) 34

Eric Blount tied a league record with his second touchdown of the season on a kickoff return as he helped the Blue Bombers upset the Alouettes before 22,539 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Montreal's Mike Pringle set a record with his ninth consecutive game rushing for 100 yards or more.

September 24, 2008

1,240 years ago
768


Died on this date
Pepin the Short, 54
. King of the Franks, 751-768. Pepin, the youngest son of Prince Charles Martel, was the first Carolingian King of the Franks, taking full control of the throne after suppressing his brothers. He expanded the realm, and donated several cities to the papacy. Pepin the Short was succeeded by his sons Charles I--better known as Charlemagne--and Carloman I.

90 years ago
1918


Scandal
New Brunswick's "Patriotic Potato Scandal" inquiry opened in the Saint John County Court House. After almost three years of inquiry, a tale unfolded of patronage, perjury, cover-ups, incompetence, and many other forms of political corruption.

80 years ago
1928


Died on this date
Rob Roy
. U.S. presidential dog. Rob Roy, a collie, was the favourite dog of U.S. President Calvin Coolidge, and died of stomach ulcers.

70 years ago
1938


Tennis
Don Budge of the United States defeated fellow American Gene Mako 6-3, 6-8, 6-2, 6-1 to win the men's singles title at the U.S. Open Championships at Forest Hills, New York, becoming the first player to win the grand slam--Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and U.S. Open--in the same year.

Football
CRU
IRFU-ORFU
Exhibition
Toronto Argonauts 2 @ Toronto Balmy Beach 7
Sarnia 13 @ Ottawa 9

ORFU-university
Exhibition
Queen's University 0 @ Montreal Nationals 5

IRFU-university
Exhibition
McGill University 14 Montreal Cubs 3

University
Exhibition
Royal Military College 0 @ University of Western Ontario 38

WIFU
Winnipeg (3-1) 17 @ Regina (3-1) 10
Calgary (2-2) 5 @ Edmonton (0-4) 3

Art Stevenson's 49-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Nicklin in the 2nd quarter helped the Blue Bombers defeat the Roughriders at Parc de Young.

The Bronks punted for 2 singles in the 4th quarter to edge the Eskimos at Clarke Stadium.

60 years ago
1948


Died on this date
Warren William, 53
. U.S. actor. Warren William Krech achieved success playing corrupt businessmen in movies such as Skyscraper Souls (1932) and The Match King (1932), and starred in movie series as Perry Mason (1934-1936); Philo Vance (1934, 1939); and the Lone Wolf (1939-1943). Mr. William died of cancer.

War
Chinese Communist forces captured Tsinan, capital of Shantung Province and a major rail and industrial centre, after a nine-day siege.

Mildred Gillars, better known as "Axis Sally," pled not guilty in Washington to charges that she had committed treason by broadcasting German propaganda during World War II.

World events
Argentine President Juan Peron touched off widespread anti-American demonstrations when he charged former U.S. cultural attache John Griffith with participating in a plot to assassinate him and seize the government for the opposition Labour Party.

Economics and finance
The French National Assembly passed Prime Minister Henri Queuille's anti-inflation plan, which called for higher taxes and reduced government spending in an effort to balance the budget.

Negotiators in Paris announced agreement on the first multilateral East-West transaction, an $80-million lumber purchase by six Western European countries from five Eastern European states.

Business
Honda Motor Company was incorporated.

Bolstered by a record $3.4-million congressional appropriation, the U.S. Justice Department's Antitrust Division announced plans to investigate the Du Pont industrial empire. The Justice Dept. also filed a petition in New York to break up the Aluminum Company of America.

Labour
Dissatisfied with the French cabinet's wage increase proposals, French workers staged a two-hour general strike.

Football
NFL
Philadelphia (0-1) 14 @ Chicago Cardinals (1-0) 21

Charlie Trippi completed a 64-yard touchdown pass to Mal Kutner with less than 4 minutes remaining in the game to break a 14-14 tie as the defending champion Cardinals beat the Eagles before 27,875 fans at Comiskey Park. Mr. Trippi rushed 8 yards for a touchdown to open the scoring, and Paul Christman passed 30 yards to Mr. Kutner to make the score 14-0 after Pat Harder's second extra point. Philadelphia quarterback Tommy Thompson completed touchdown passes of 34 yards to Bosh Pritchard in the 2nd quarter and 42 yards to Pete Pihos in the 3rd, both converted by Cliff Patton. Chicago tackle Stan Mauldin pulled himself from the game in the 2nd half, but went back in for the last 2 minutes. In the dressing room after the game, he complained of a headache and then collapsed. Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead at 1:03 A.M. on September 25.

60 years ago
1958


At the movies
The Defiant Ones, produced and directed by Stanley Kramer, and starring Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier, received its premiere screening in New York City.



War
Nationalist China claimed that its fighter planes had downed at least 10 Communist MiG-17s in fighting over the Formosa Strait.

Politics and government
Lebanese President Fuad Chehab appointed an eight-member cabinet headed by Rashid Karami, a Muslim, and composed of moderate opponents of former President Camille Chamoun.

Defense
Canadian Defense Minister George Pearkes decided to cancel the Canadian fire control and missile systems of the Avro Arrow program; it was a major step in the road to final cancellation of the program on February 20, 1959.

Economics and finance
Renato Costa Lima, the new president of the Brazilian Coffee Institute, rejected an African plan to stabilize world coffee prices through fixed export quotas.

The Southern Governors Conference, meeting in Lexington, Kentucky, voted to abandon the South's traditional free trade policy in favour of import restrictions, specifically on textiles and petroleum.

Labour
The U.S. National Labor Relations Board ruled that a union contract, regardless of the length of time for which it was negotiated, could prevent workers of a company from shifting to another union for no more than two years.

40 years ago
1968


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland (Swiss Hitparade): Hey Jude--The Beatles (3rd week at #1)

On television tonight
60 Minutes, hosted by Harry Reasoner and Mike Wallace, on CBS

This was the first broadcast of the long-running news magazine program.



Diplomacy
The United Nations General Assembly began its 24th regular session, and unanimously approved Swaziland as its 125th member, while electing Guatemalan Foreign Minister Emilio Arenales Catalan as president of the session.

Protest
Two days of clashes in Mexico City between university students and police in which students fired on police from university buildings and surrounding houses concluded with at least 15 deaths.

Disasters
11 people were killed, 23 injured, and 22 escaped unhurt when a U.S. Air Force jet tanker, with one engine out, crash-landed at Wake Island.

30 years ago
1978


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Rivers of Babylon--Boney M. (12th week at #1)

Died on this date
Lyman Bostock, Jr., 27
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Bostock, the son of Negro League player Lyman Bostock, Sr., was an outfielder with the Minnesota Twins (1975-1977) and California Angels (1978), batting .311 with 23 home runs and 250 runs batted in in 526 games. He hit .336 with 14 homers and 90 RBIs in 1977, and signed a lucrative free agent contract with the Angels. Mr. Bostock got off to a poor start in 1978, and donated his first month's salary to charity, but raised his average to .296, batting 2 for 4 in a 5-4 loss to the White Sox in Chicago on September 23. He went to Gary, Indiana after the game to visit his uncle, Thomas Turner, as well as Joan Hawkins, a woman whom Mr. Bostock had tutored years earlier. They were accompanied by Miss Hawkins' sister Barbara Smith, and Mr. Turner was driving the women home, with Mr. Bostock in the back seat of the car next to Mrs. Smith, whom he had met just 20 minutes earlier. Her estranged husband Leonard followed them in his car, pulled up beside them, and fired a shotgun, hitting Mr. Bostock in the head. Mr. Bostock died several hours later; had he lived and continued his level of play, he may have ended up in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Diplomacy
The leaders of Syria, Algeria, South Yemen, Libya, and the Palestine Liberation Organization concluded four days of talks in Damascus with an announcement that they had severed all relations with Egypt because of the previous week's Camp David Accords between Egypt and Israel.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (2-9) 18 @ Ottawa (8-2) 53
British Columbia (3-6-2) 25 @ Winnipeg (7-4) 32
Calgary (4-3-3) 20 @ Edmonton (8-1-2) 20

Tony Gabriel caught 3 touchdown passes and Larry Brune returned a blocked punt 15 yards for a touchdown as the Rough Riders routed the Roughriders before 24,960 fans at Lansdowne Park, outscoring them 36-0 in the last 24 1/2 minutes.

Jerry Tagge completed 34 of 49 passes for 430 yards, but his Lions still lost to the Blue Bombers before 27,201 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. The Lions had the ball at the Winnipeg 10-yard line in the last minute, but Mr. Tagge's third-down pass to Jim Young in the Winnipeg end zone was incomplete. It was the first Canadian Football League game for Winnipeg quarterback Terry Luck, who dressed as the backup to Dieter Brock.

Dave Cutler's 20-yard field goal with 55 seconds remaining in the game--which the Stampeders insisted was wide--gave the Eskimos the tie before 42,778 fans at Commonwealth Stadium. Calgary outplayed Edmonton for most of the game, but quarterback Tom Wilkinson directed a comeback in the last few minutes, passing 9 yards to Don Warrington for a touchdown, converted by Mr. Cutler, and then driving the Eskimos into position for the tying field goal. Mr. Wilkinson completed a touchdown pass to Tom Scott in the 1st quarter, while Mr. Cutler kicked a 55-yard field goal--the season's longest--in the 3rd quarter. Willie Burden scored the Calgary touchdown on a pass from John Hufnagel in the 3rd quarter.

20 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Gimme Five 2--Jovanotti (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Stop--Sam Brown (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Stop--Sam Brown (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): Un Roman d'amitié (Friend You Give Me Reason)--Elsa and Glenn Medeiros (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Desire--U2

#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother--The Hollies

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother had originally reached #3 in the U.K. in the fall of 1969.

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Don't Worry Be Happy--Bobby McFerrin

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Sweet Child o' Mine--Guns 'N' Roses (3rd week at #1)
2 Simply Irresistible--Robert Palmer
3 Don't Worry Be Happy--Bobby McFerrin
4 I'll Always Love You--Taylor Dayne
5 If it Isn't Love--New Edition
6 Love Bites--Def Leppard
7 Perfect World--Huey Lewis and the News
8 One Good Woman--Peter Cetera
9 Nobody's Fool--Kenny Loggins
10 Don't Be Cruel--Cheap Trick

Singles entering the chart were Bad Medicine by Bon Jovi (#46); Giving You the Best That I Got by Anita Baker (#78); Look Away by Chicago (#81); A Word in Spanish by Elton John (#83); I Can't Wait by Deniece Williams (#86); Talkin' Bout a Revolution by Tracy Chapman (#88); and I'm Not Your Man by Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers (#89).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Monkey--George Michael (2nd week at #1)
2 Sweet Child o' Mine--Guns 'N' Roses
3 Perfect World--Huey Lewis and the News
4 It Would Take a Strong Man--Rick Astley
5 Simply Irresistible--Robert Palmer
6 One Good Woman--Peter Cetera
7 Look Out Any Window--Bruce Hornsby and the Range
8 I Don't Wanna Live Without Love--Chicago
9 Forever Young--Rod Stewart
10 Don't You Know--Steve Winwood

Singles entering the chart were Talkin' Bout a Revolution by Tracy Chapman (#76); One Moment in Time by Whitney Houston (#81); Hold Me Now by One to One (#87); Flying on Your Own by Anne Murray (#91); Your Love Just Came Too Late by Eria Fachin (#94); How Can I Fall by Breathe (#96); and Please Don't Go Girl by New Kids on the Block (#98).

Olympics
Jackie Joyner-Kersee of the United States won the heptathlon at the Summer Olympics in Seoul with a record total of 7,291 points.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (6-6) 31 @ Ottawa (1-11) 0

The Blue Bombers' rout of the Rough Riders before 18,523 fans at Lansdowne Park was the fifth and last shutout in the CFL in the 1980s, with Winnipeg posting four of them.

Baseball
Pascual Perez pitched a no-hitter as the Montreal Expos edged the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 before 14,088 fans at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia in a game that was called because of rain with runners on first and second bases and 1 out in the top of the 6th inning. Otis Nixon doubled to lead off the 4th inning, advanced to third base on a single by Dave Martinez, and scored when Andres Galarraga grounded into a force play.

Danny Jackson pitched a 4-hitter to win the pitchers' duel over Rick Mahler, improving his 1988 record to 23-7, as the Cincinnati Reds edged the Atlanta Braves 2-1 before 21,098 fans at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.

Dave Stieb of the Toronto Blue Jays had his bid for a no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians broken up with 2 outs in the 9th inning, giving up a bad-hop single to Julio Franco. Mr. Stieb settled for a 1-0, 1-hit victory before 8,157 fans at Cleveland Stadium. The Blue Jays scored the only run in the top of the 9th when Fred McGriff led off with a single and came around to score on a sacrifice fly by Rob Ducey.

Mark Langston pitched a 1-hitter for the Seattle Mariners as they shut out the Texas Rangers 3-0 before 13,219 fans at Arlington Stadium. Jeff Kunkel singled with 2 out in the 5th inning for the only Texas hit, when Seattle right fielder Jay Buhner lost the ball in the lights.

Shortstop Jody Reed made an error on a ground ball by Willie Randolph, allowing Claudell Washington to score the winning run as the New York Yankees scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to defeat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 before 51,392 fans at Yankee Stadium. The Red Sox had scored a run in the top of the 9th to take a 3-2 lead.

Pinch runner Mark Davidson scored on a sacrifice fly by Jim Dwyer with 1 out in the top of the 9th inning to break a 2-2 tie as the Minnesota Twins edged the California Angels 3-2 before 25,290 fans at Anaheim Stadium. The Angels had runners on first and third bases with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th, but Mark McLemore flied out to right field to end the game.

10 years ago
1998


Diplomacy
South African President Nelson Mandela visited the Canadian Human Rights Museum in Hull, Quebec, and unveiled a commemorative plaque honouring John Peters Humphrey, a Canadian jurist who served for 20 years as the Director of the United Nations Division of Human Rights, drafting and championing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. During his remarks at the unveiling, President Mandela expressed his desire that the Monument “inspire all who see it to join hands in a partnership for world peace, prosperity, and equity.” Mr. Mandela becomes the first foreign leader to receive the Order of Canada.

Canadiana
The government of Canada officially proclaimed the last Sunday in September of each year as Police and Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day.

September 23, 2008

670 years ago
1338


War
The Battle of Arnemuiden was fought in what is now in the Netherlands but was then part of the Kingdom of France, resulting in a French victory over English forces. It was the first naval battle of the Hundred Years' War and the first naval battle using artillery, as the English ship Christofer had three cannon and one hand gun.

500 years ago
1508


Died on this date
Beatrice of Naples, 50
. Queen consort of Hungary and Bohemia, 1476-1490, 1491-1502. Beatrice of Naples, aka Beatrice of Aragon, was twice Queen consort of Hungary and Bohemia by her marriages to Kings Matthias Corvinus and Vladislaus II. The legality of her second marriage was questioned, and was declared illegal by Pope Alexander VI in 1500.

440 years ago
1568


War
Spanish naval forces routed an English fleet under the command of John Hawkins in the Battle of San Juan de Ulúa near what is now Veracruz, Mexico.

230 years ago
1778


Born on this date
Mariano Moreno
. Argentine journalist, lawyer, and politician. Mr. Moreno began his career as a lawyer in Buenos Aires in the early 1800s, and founded the Gazeta de Buenos Ayres on June 7, 1810, earning recognition as Argentina's first journalist. He was Secretary of War and Government with the Prima Junta, which deposed Viceroy Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros in May 1810. Mr. Moreno was given a diplomatic mission to Britain, but he took ill aboard ship and died on March 4, 1811 at the age of 32, shortly after being given an emetic. He suspected he had been poisoned, but that popular view has been questioned more recently.

140 years ago
1868


World events
Grito de Lares ("Lares Revolt") began in Lares, Puerto Rico against Spanish rule.

100 years ago
1908


Academia
45 students attended the first classes of the University of Alberta, held on the top floor of an elementary school in Strathcona, Alberta.

Baseball
With the Chicago Cubs and New York Giants separated by only percentage points in the Nationl League pennant race and tied 1-1 in the bottom of the 9th inning before 20,000 fans at the Polo Grounds in New York, Moose McCormick was at third base and Fred Merkle at first base, with Al Bridwell at bat. Mr. Bridwell singled home Mr. McCormick with the apparent winning run. Mr. Merkle, however, took off for the clubhouse before touching second base. Chicago manager Frank Chance, playing first base, ran to second base to get a throw in an attempt to have Mr. Merkle forced out on the play, but New York pitcher Joe McGinnity, coaching at first base, was on the field and interfered with the throw, and many fans had swarmed onto the field, thinking the Giants had won. Umpire Hank O'Day called Mr. Merkle out, but ruled that the game could not be resumed because of the large number of fans on the field. National League President Harry Pulliam upheld Mr. O'Day's decision and ruled that the game would have to be replayed. Chicago's Jack Pfiester and New York's Christy Mathewson each pitched complete games.

The Pittsburgh Pirates scored 2 runs in the 4th inning and held on to defeat the Brooklyn Superbas 2-1 before 800 fans at Washington Park in Brooklyn, with Lefty Leifield pitching a 5-hitter to win the pitchers' duel over Kaiser Wilhelm. The Pirates' win moved them to within 1 game of the New York Giants and Chicago Cubs in the NL pennant race.

The Boston Doves scored 6 runs in the 2nd inning as they beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 in the first game of a doubleheader before 1,893 fans at South End Grounds in Boston. Bill Sweeney drove in 4 runs with a single and double. George Browne tripled in 2 runs in the 3rd inning as the Doves won the second game 4-1, with Patsy Flaherty winning the pitching matchup over Irv Higginbotham.

Bob Bescher scored the only run in the top of the 9th inning as the Cincinnati Reds edged the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 at Baker Bowl in Philadelphia. Jack Rowan pitched a 6-hitter to win the pitchers' duel over Harry Coveleski, who also pitched a 6-hitter, with 10 strikeouts.

Joe Birmingham drove in 4 runs with a single, double, and triple to lead the Cleveland Naps over the New York Highlanders 9-3 before 5,000 fans at League Park in Cleveland. The Naps scored 2 runs in the 6th inning and 6 in the 7th.

The Chicago White Sox scored a run with 2 out in the bottom of the 10th inning to defeat the Philadelphia Athletics 3-2 at South Side Park in Chicago, with Frank Smith winning the pitchers' duel over Jack Flater.

The Boston Red Sox scored 3 runs in the 3rd inning and another in the 4th to defeat the Detroit Tigers 4-1 before 2,710 fans at Bennett Park in Detroit, with Cy Young winning the pitchers' duel over Bill Donovan.

The St. Louis Browns scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to defeat the Washington Nationals 5-4 at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis.

80 years ago
1928


Diplomacy
A treaty of amity and conciliation between Italy and Greece was signed in Rome.

Disasters
A fire destroyed the Novedades Theatres in Madrid, killing over 90 people and injuring 350.

70 years ago
1938


Defense
The Czechoslovakian army mobilized in response to the Munich Crisis regarding German dictator Adolf Hitler's demand that Sudetenland, an area of Czechoslovakia mainly populated by ethnic Germans, be returned to Germany.

60 years ago
1948


Died on this date
E. Eastman Irvine, 65
. U.S. journalist. Mr. Eastman was editor of the World Almanac and Book of Facts.

Nelson Paquin; Paul-Émile Duranleau. Canadian policemen. Officers Paquin and Duranleau were shot to death during a robbery at a branch of the Canadian National Bank in Montreal. A manhunt led to the capture of one of the three men, Noël Cloutier. A week later, on October 2, the other two suspects, Donald and Douglas Perreault, were arrested by chance in Saskatchewan. The trial of the three men, which began on December 3, 1948, resulted in death sentences. The three criminals were executed in 1949.

Technology
Bell and Howell announced the development of the Foton, a $700 35-millimetre still camera that took 15 pictures, at five per second.

Boxing
Ike Williams (95-10-4) retained his world lightweight title with a technical knockout of Jesse Flores (44-5-4) at 2:07 of the 10th round at Yankee Stadium in New York.

50 years ago
1958


Died on this date
Jacob Nicol, 82
. Canadian publisher and politician. Mr. Nicol, a native of Roxton Pond, Quebec, owned several newspapers and radio stations, and held various cabinet post in provincial politics from 1921-1936. He represented the Quebec region of Bedford in the Canadian Senate from 1944 until his death.

Diplomacy
The United Nations General Assembly accepted a Steering Committee recommendation against discussion of seating Communist Chinese delegates during the current Assembly session.

Politics and government
Taking office as President of Lebanon, General Fuad Chehab called upon the Lebanese people to help him "create conditions which will facilitate the withdrawal of foreign troops" from the country.

In Athens, Archbishop Makarios proposed that Cyprus exercise self-government under the United Kingdom for a limited time, then become independent under United Nations protection and unite with Greece by approval of two-thirds of the UN General Assembly. Britain and Turkey rejected the plan.

Boxing
Willi Besmanoff (39-13-7) scored a knockout over Alex Miteff (16-2-1) in a heavyweight bout at Civic Auditorium in Seattle when Mr. Miteff failed to answer the bell for the 2nd round, citing a twisted knee. Mr. Besmanoff knocked down Mr. Miteff down twice in the 1st round.

40 years ago
1968


Hit parade
#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Koi no Kisetsu--Pinky and the Killers

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Delilah--Tom Jones (16th week at #1)

Canada's Top 10 (RPM)
1 Harper Valley P.T.A.--Jeannie C. Riley
2 Hey Jude--The Beatles
3 Hush--Deep Purple
4 1,2,3, Red Light--1910 Fruitgum Company
5 I've Gotta Get a Message to You--The Bee Gees
6 Magic Bus--The Who
7 The Fool on the Hill--Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
8 You Keep Me Hangin' On--The Vanilla Fudge
9 Baby, Come Back--The Equals
10 You're All I Need to Get By--Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

Singles entering the chart were Those were the Days by Mary Hopkin (#65); Sweet Blindness by the 5th Dimension (#67); Sour Milk Sea by Jackie Lomax (#68); Elenore by the Turtles (#69); I Found a True Love by Wilson Pickett (#72); Hole in My Pocket by the Barry Goldberg Reunion (#80); The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore by the Fuzzy Bunnies (#81); Chained by Marvin Gaye (#88); I've Got Dreams to Remember by Otis Redding (#89); I Just Can't Get Over You by Peter Kastner (#90); Heartache by Roy Orbison (#91); Greenburg, Glickstein, Charles, David Smith & Jones by the Cryan' Shames (#92); Sweet Young Thing Like You by Ray Charles (#93); I Ain't Got to Love Nobody Else by the Masqueraders (#94); Suzie Q (Part Two) by Creedence Clearwater Revival (#95); Love City (Postcards to Duluth) by Peter, Paul and Mary (#96); The Most Beautiful Thing in My Life by Herman's Hermits (#97); Poster Man by Carnival Connection (#98); Don't Ask Why by Andre Gagnon (#99); and Lalena by Donovan (#100).

On television tonight
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Peter Cushing and Nigel Stock, on BBC 1
Tonight's episode: A Study in Scarlet

At the movies
Charly, produced and directed by Ralph Nelson and starring Cliff Robertson and Claire Bloom, received its premiere screening in New York City.



Politics and government
Republican Party U.S. vice presidential candidate Spiro Agnew apologized for using the terms "Jap" and "Polack," asserting that it was "ridiculous" to accuse him, "son of a Greek immigrant," of being "insensitive to the national pride and heritage of other people."

30 years ago
1978


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Tu--Umberto Tozzi (13th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: You're the One that I Want--John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland: Summer Night City--ABBA

#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): Dreadlock Holiday--10cc

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Boogie Oogie Oogie--A Taste of Honey (3rd week at #1)

Netherlands Top 10 (De Nederlandse Top 40)
1 You're the Greatest Lover--Luv' (4th week at #1)
2 Follow Me--Amanda Lear
3 The Eve of the War--Jeff Wayne
4 Grease--Frankie Valli
5 You're the One that I Want--John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
6 Three Times a Lady--Commodores
7 I'm Gonna Love You Too--Blondie
8 Rasputin/Painter Man--Boney M.
9 Summer Night City--ABBA
10 Hopelessly Devoted to You--Olivia Newton-John

Singles entering the chart were Summer Nights by John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John & Cast (#17); I Love America by Patrick Juvet (#33); On the Strip by Paul Nicholas (#36); Oh What a Circus by David Essex (#37); and Got to Get You Into My Life by Earth, Wind & Fire (#39).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Boogie Oogie Oogie--A Taste of Honey (2nd week at #1)
2 Kiss You All Over--Exile
3 Hopelessly Devoted to You--Olivia Newton-John
4 Three Times a Lady--Commodores
5 Summer Nights--John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
6 Hot Blooded--Foreigner
7 An Everlasting Love--Andy Gibb
8 Don't Look Back--Boston
9 Reminiscing--Little River Band
10 Hot Child in the City--Nick Gilder

Singles entering the chart were Double Vision by Foreigner (#65); Don't Want to Live Without It by Pablo Cruise (#78); Raining in My Heart by Leo Sayer (#85); Wavelength by Van Morrison (#87); Crazy Feelin' by Jefferson Starship (#88); Searching for a Thrill by Starbuck (#90); Listen to Her Heart by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (#94); and Forever Autumn by Justin Hayward (#95).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Grease--Frankie Valli
2 Three Times a Lady--Commodores
3 An Everlasting Love--Andy Gibb
4 Boogie Oogie Oogie--A Taste of Honey
5 Hopelessly Devoted to You--Olivia Newton-John
6 Hot Blooded--Foreigner
7 You Needed Me--Anne Murray
8 Hot Child in the City--Nick Gilder
9 Summer Nights--John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
10 Break it to Them Gently--Burton Cummings

Singles entering the chart were Cry Out for the Sun by One Horse Blue (#81); Beast of Burden by the Rolling Stones (#83); Prisoner of Your Love by Player (#84); I Just Wanna Stop by Gino Vannelli (#91); Blue Collar Man (Long Nights) by Styx (#97); London Town by Wings (#98); Everybody Needs Love by Stephen Bishop (#99); and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles (#100).

Football
CFL
Montreal (6-5) 6 @ Hamilton (3-7-1) 17

Jimmy Edwards scored 2 touchdowns for the Tiger-Cats as they beat the Alouettes at Ivor Wynne Stadium. With starting quarterback Joe Barnes and backup Gerry Dattilio both injured, the Alouettes started former Hamilton backup Tom Shuman at quarterback.

CIAU
St. Francis Xavier (1-1) 15 Prince Edward Island (0-2) 14
Acadia (2-0) 34 St. Mary's (1-1) 13
New Brunswick (1-1) 46 Mount Allison (1-1) 22
Bishop's (2-1) 46 Quebec @ Trois Rivieres (0-3) 9
Queen's (2-0) 52 Concordia (0-3) 0
Waterloo (2-1) 29 McMaster (0-3) 6
York (2-1) 13 Guelph (0-3) 8
Windsor (2-1) 34 Western Ontario (2-1) 27
Wilfrid Laurier (3-0) 31 Toronto (1-2) 16
Calgary (3-1) 10 @ Saskatchewan (2-2) 15
British Columbia (2-2) 16 @ Alberta (2-1) 34

Baseball
The Cleveland Indians scored 8 runs from the 2nd through the 4th innings as they beat the New York Yankees 10-1 before 17,452 fans at Cleveland Stadium, with David Clyde pitching a 9-hit complete game victory.

Luis Tiant pitched a 7-hitter to win the pitchers' duel over Jesse Jefferson as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 before 30,059 fans at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto to move within 1 game of the American League East Division-leading New York Yankees.

Pinch hitter Johnny Wockenfuss singled home 2 runs with none out in the top of the 9th inning to enable the Detroit Tigers to defeat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 in the first game of a doubleheader before 13,036 fans at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. Jim Palmer pitched a 4-hitter to reach the 20-win plateau for the fourth straight season as the Orioles won the second game 6-1.

The Milwaukee Brewers scored 6 runs in the 4th and 5 in the 5th as they came back from an early 3-0 deficit to defeat the Oakland Athletics 13-4 before 14,450 fans at County Stadium in Milwaukee.

Greg Pryor singled home Mike Squires with 1 out in the bottom of the 8th inning to break a 4-4 tie as the Chicago White Sox edged the California Angels 5-4 before 7,953 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago. The Angels had runners on first and second bases with 2 out in the 9th, but Lyman Bostock grounded out to pitcher Lerrin Lagrow to end the game. Mr. Bostock batted 2 for 4 with a double, and scored the tying run in the top of the 8th inning, while making 4 putouts in right field in the 526th and last game of his 4-year major league career; he was shot several hours later, and died early the next morning. Ron Fairly pinch hit for the Angels to lead off the 9th and grounded out in the 2,442nd and last game of his 21-year major league career.

Pinch hitter Del Unser singled home Larry Parrish with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the Montreal Expos a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates before 20,324 fans at Olympic Stadium in Montreal. Ross Grimsley pitched a 5-hit complete game to improve his 1978 record to 19-10, winning the pitchers' duel over Bert Blyleven.

Larry Christenson pitched a 3-hitter to win the pitchers' duel over Mike Bruhert as the Philadelphia Phillies edged the New York Mets 1-0 in the first game of a doubleheader before 9,694 fans at Shea Stadium in New York. Larry Bowa bunted for a single with 2 out in the top of the 6th inning and Garry Maddox followed with a double to drive him home with the only run. Mr. Bowa batted 5 for 5 with a double, triple, run, and 3 runs batted in as the Phillies won the second game 6-3 to complete the sweep, with Dick Ruthven pitching a 4-hit complete game victory.

The St. Louis Cardinals erupted for 5 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to defeat the Chicago Cubs 5-1 before 16,790 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis, with John Denny getting the win over Rick Reuschel.

Pinch hitter Tom Heintzelman singled home pinch runner Vic Harris with 1 out in the bottom of the 8th inning to break a 2-2 tie as the San Francisco Giants edged the Houston Astros 3-2 before 6,433 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Mr. Heintzelman was batting for Skip James, who had been announced as a pinch hitter, but was replaced by Mr. Heintzelman when the Astros made a pitching change. For Mr. James, it was the 51st and last game of his 2-year major league career.

25 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Life Begins at Forty--Dave and the Dynamos (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Sunshine Reggae--Laid Back (3rd week at #1)

Diplomacy
The Federation of St. Christopher and Nevis, popularly known as Saint Kitts and Nevis, was admitted to the United Nations.

Terrorism
All 112 people aboard Gulf Air Flight 771, a Boeing 737-2P6 bound from Karachi to Abu Dhabi, were killed when a bomb in the plane exploded on approach to Abu Dhabi International Airport. The bombing was apparently the work of the Abu Nidal organization in an attempt to extort protection money from Saudi Arabia.

Boxing
Gerrie Coetzee (29-3-1) of South Africa became the first African win a world championship when he knocked out Michael Dokes (26-1-2) at 3:08 of the 10th round to win the World Boxing Association world heavyweight title at the Richfield Coliseum in Richfield, Ohio.

20 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Girl You Know It's True--Milli Vanilli (6th week at #1)

Olympics
Ben Johnson of Canada won the men's 100-metre run in a world record time of 9.79 seconds in Seoul, South Korea. Carl Lewis of the U.S.A. finished second. The race took place on September 24 in Seoul, but it was still September 23 in Canada.



Football
CFL
British Columbia (5-7) 22 @ Calgary (5-7) 40

CIAU
Calgary 44 @ Alberta 3

Baseball
Felix José led off the top of the 14th inning with a single, advanced to second base on a sacrifice bunt, stole third, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Doug Jennings to break an 8-8 tie as the Oakland Athletics edged the Milwaukee Brewers 9-8 before 24,163 fans at County Stadium in Milwaukee. Oakland right fielder José Canseco became the first member of the 40–40 club when he stole his 39th and 40th bases of the season and hit his 41st home run of the season. The player who had come closest to the club prior to Mr. Canseco was Bobby Bonds of the San Francisco Giants, who had stolen 43 bases and hit 39 home runs in 1973. Odell Jones, the second of four Milwaukee pitchers, allowed 4 hits and 3 runs--all earned--in 3 1/3 innings, with no walks and 2 strikeouts, in the 201st and last game of his 9-year major league career.

Pinch hitter Spike Owen singled home 2 runs to climax a 3-run 9th-inning rally as the Boston Red Sox came back from a 9-5 deficit to defeat the New York Yankees 10-9 before 51,511 fans at Yankee Stadium.

The Baltimore Orioles gave up 3 runs in the top of the 9th inning to fall behind 4-3, but scored 2 in the bottom of the 9th to defeat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 before 24,792 fans at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. With the score tied 4-4 and the bases loaded with none out, Pete Stanicek grounded to Detroit third baseman Tom Brookens, who threw to catcher Matt Nokes to force Eric Davis out at home plate. Mr. Nokes threw wildly in an attempt to complete a double play at first base, allowing Jeff Stone to score the winning run. Mr. Nokes and Darrell Evans homered for the Tigers in the top of the 9th.

Jerry Reuss allowed 4 hits in 7 innings to win the pitchers' duel over Bret Saberhagen as the Chicago White Sox shut out the Kansas City Royals 2-0 before 11,548 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago.

Mike Schooler walked 4 batters in the bottom of the 10th inning, the last of whom, Jerry Browne, forced home Bob Brower with the winning run as the Texas Rangers edged the Seattle Mariners 3-2 before 11,143 fans at Arlington Stadium. Charlie Hough pitched a 5-hit complete game victory.

Graig Nettles reached first base on a fielder's choice, driving in pinch runner Rex Hudler to break a 2-2 tie, as the Montreal Expos edged the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 before 13,386 fans at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia. Mr. Hudler was running for Tim Wallach, who led off the inning with a double. The Phillies had the potential tying run on second base with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th, but Chris James flied out to right field and pinch hitter Greg Gross lined out to left field to end the game.

Vance Law and Darrin Jackson singled home runs in the top of the 10th inning to break a 3-3 tie as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 before 19,552 fans at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh.

The Cincinnati Reds scored a run in the 2nd inning and 4 in the 3rd, and held on to defeat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 before 10,223 fans at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. The Braves scored a run in the bottom of the 9th on a bases-loaded walk, and had the bases loaded with 1 out, but pinch hitter Lonnie Smith grounded into a force play at home plate and Gerald Perry lined out to shortstop Barry Larkin to end the game.

Dwight Gooden pitched a 4-hitter and carried a shutout into the 9th inning, but Ozzie Smith singled home Vince Coleman to tie the score and came around to score on a sacrifice fly by Pedro Guerrero as the St. Louis Cardinals scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to defeat the New York Mets 2-1 before 33,290 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis.

Mickey Hatcher hit a 3-run home run off Atlee Hammaker with 2 out in the top of the 8th inning for the only scoring as the Los Angeles Dodgers shut out the San Francisco Giants 3-0 before 22,341 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Mr. Hatcher's homer was his first of the season. Orel Hershiser pitched a 5-hitter to improve his 1988 record to 23-8, earning his 8th shutout of the season.

Randy Ready singled home pinch runner Stan Jefferson with 1 out in the bottom of the 12th inning to give the San Diego Padres a 4-3 win over the Houston Astros before 9,929 fans at Jack Murphy-San Diego Stadium. Mr. Jefferson was running for Rob Nelson, who had walked to lead off the inning.

10 years ago
1998


Died on this date
Mary Frann, 55
. U.S. actress. Miss Frann, born Mary Frances Luecke, was best known for playing Bob Newhart's wife in the television comedy series Newhart (1982-1990). She died of a heart attack.

September 22, 2008

Born on this date
Happy birthday, Julie!

600 years ago
1408


Died on this date
John VII, 38
. Byzantine Emperor, 1390. John VII ousted his grandfather John V in April 1390 and ruled for five months until John V was restored to the throne by his son Manuel II. When Manuel II left to aks for military aid in 1399, he left John VII as regent to defend the capital of Constantinople, which he did until Manuel's return. John VII then retired to Thessalonica, which he governed as a semi-independent ruler for the rest of his life.

120 years ago
1888


Journalism
The first issue of National Geographic magazine was published.

100 years ago
1908


Business
Montreal sports promoters George Kennedy and Dr. Joseph-Pierre Gadbois incorporated the Club Athlétique Canadien (CAC), founded in 1905. The club had mostly French-speaking shareholders; it invested in wrestling, hockey, baseball, lacrosse, and other sports. In 1910 the club’s share capital increased from $25,000 to $100,000, with some 116 shareholders. It was the the founding corporation of the Montreal Canadiens.

60 years ago
1948


Died on this date
Eugene Cowles, 88
. U.S. composer. Mr. Cowles was known as the "dean of American light opera."

World events
Led by Colonel Gail Halvorsen, the U.S. Army Air Forces began Operation "Little Vittles," delivering candy to children as part of the Berlin Airlift.

Diplomacy
Israel indicated willingness to discuss a permanent Palestine settlement on the basis of the Bernadotte peace plan, while U.K. Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin declared Britain's "wholehearted and unqualified support" for the plan.

In identical notes to the U.S.S.R., the Western Allies demanded an immediate end to the Berlin blockade and four-power control over the city's currency before the resumption for negotiations in Moscow.

Economics and finance
The Soviet-zone German Economic Committee banned direct dealings between business firms in eastern and western Germany.

Disasters
A hurricane struck Florida with winds up to 160 miles per hour, leaving three people dead and causing $25 million in damage.

50 years ago
1958


Hit parade
#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu (Volare)--Domenico Modugno (Best Seller--4th week at #1; Hot 100--4th week at #1)

Vancouver's Top 10 (CKWX)
1 It's All in the Game--Tommy Edwards
2 Bird Dog--The Everly Brothers
3 It's Only Make Believe--Conway Twitty
4 Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu (Volare)--Domenico Modugno
5 Stupid Cupid--Connie Francis
6 Summertime Blues--Eddie Cochran
7 Little Star--The Elegants
8 Susie Darlin'--Robin Luke
9 King Creole (EP)--Elvis Presley
10 My True Love--Jack Scott

Singles entering the chart were Break Up by Jerry Lee Lewis (#51); My Lucky Love by Doug Franklin (#53); We Have Love by Jackie Wilson (#54); Big Daddy by Jill Corey (#55); Strange are the Ways of Love by Gogi Grant (#56); Little Brass Band by David Seville (#58); Roses of Rio by the Four Aces (#59); and For My Good Fortune by Pat Boone (#60).

On television tonight
Peter Gunn, starring Craig Stevens, on NBC
Tonight's episode: The Kill

This was the first episode of the series.



War
French authorities in Algiers said that they had found, in a mass grave in the Kabylie Mountains, the bodies of 400-500 Algerian guerrillas executed for plotting to collaborate with the French.

World events
The Panamanian National Guard suppressed an attempted revolt in Chiriqui Province.

Politics and government
In an attempt to forestall political recognition of growing Communist strength, Indonesian Prime Minister Djuanda announced that parliamentary elections scheduled for 1959 would be delayed for a year for security reasons.

Scandal
U.S. presidential aide Sherman Adams resigned under pressure of warnings from fellow Republicans that his continued presence in the White House would damage Republican Party chances in the upcoming Congressional elections in November.

Economics and finance
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered a one-third cut in lead and zinc imports to relieve "genuine distress" in the domestic metallurgical industry.

Boxing
Gordon Parker (11-2-1), a welterweight from Athol, Massachusetts, ducked out on a scheduled 10-round bout in Providence, Rhode Island against Pat McCoy (37-38-10) of Galway, Ireland. 837 fans had seen two preliminary bouts before Mr. Parker's manager, Allie Columbo, received a telegram from Worcester, Massachusetts reading, "Guess I got the message. Will get in touch with you in a couple of days." Mr. Parker left after weighing in and eating the traditional steak dinner. He and Mr. Columbo were suspended the next day by the Rhode Island racing and athletic commission pending a hearing on September 26.

Football
WIFU
Walt Schlinkman resigned as backfield coach of the British Columbia Lions to take a business opportunity in the United States; his duties were assumed by head coach Dan Edwards.

Baseball
American League President Will Harridge fined Boston Red Sox' left fielder Ted Williams $50 for throwing a bat into the stands in anger after striking out in a home game at Fenway Park the previous day. The bat struck Gladys Heffernan, 69, the housekeeper for Red Sox' general manager Joe Cronin.

50 years ago
1968


Auto Racing
The Canadian Grand Prix was run at Mont-Tremblant, Québec for the first time, and was won by Denis Hulme of New Zealand. The race had previously taken place only at Mosport Park, Ontario.

Football
CFL
Montreal (3-4) 16 @ Toronto (5-3) 37
Edmonton (4-5-1) 13 @ Winnipeg (2-7) 25
British Columbia (2-6-1) 12 @ Saskatchewan (7-2-1) 16

The Argonauts scored 3 touchdowns in the 4th quarter to defeat the Alouettes before 30,303 fans at CNE Stadium.

Dave Raimey rushed 15 times for 173 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown on the game's first play from scrimmage, and John Schneider scored 2 touchdowns on quarterback sneaks, to help the Blue Bombers defeat the Eskimos before 13,000 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Jim Thomas rushed 6 yards for the Edmonton touchdown; Peter Kempf missed the convert, but kicked 2 field goals and a single.

George Reed rushed for 118 yards and 2 touchdowns to lead the Roughriders over the Lions before 16,151 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Jim Young scored the B.C. touchdown on a 46-yard pass from Pete Ohler.

Baseball
Cesar Tovar of the Minnesota Twins became the second player in major league history to play all nine positions in a single game, and scored the first run, helping the Twins edge the Oakland Athletics 2-1 before 11,340 fans at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington. The other player to accomplish the feat, Bert Campaneris of the Kansas City Athletics in 1965, played shortstop for Oakland in this game. Mr. Tovar started on the mound and pitched a scoreless 1st inning and striking out Reggie Jackson before being relieved by Tom Hall, who allowed 3 hits and 1 unearned run in 6 1/3 innings to get the win. Jerry Zimmerman started at catcher for Minnesota, making 1 putout in 1 inning before being replaced in the 483rd and last game of his 8-year major league career.

Lou Johnson singled home pinch runner Tommy Harper with 2 out in the bottom of the 8th inning to break a 1-1 tie as the Cleveland Indians edged the California Angels 2-1 before 9,200 fans at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland. Mr. Harper was running for Tony Horton, who had hit a home run in the 6th inning for the first Cleveland run, and had singled with 2 out to begin the 8th-inning rally.

Gene Alley batted 3 for 4 with a home run and 2 runs batted in, and Roberto Clemente added a solo home run to help the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 5-1 before 27,405 fans at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. Bob Moose allowed 3 hits and 1 earned run in 6 1/3 innings to get the win over Ken Holtzman. Jack Lamabe, the second of three Chicago pitchers, allowed 1 hit in 2/3 inning, with 1 strikeout in the 285th and last game of his 7-year major league career. Pinch hitter Jimmy McMath struck out to end his sixth and last major league game.

Bill Sudakis led off the bottom of the 8th inning with a base on balls and scored on an error by right fielder Joe Hague to break a 2-2 tie as the Los Angeles Dodgers edged the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 before 18,529 fans at Dodger Stadium. Don Sutton allowed 5 hits in 8+ innings to win the pitchers' duel over Bob Gibson, who pitched a 7-hit complete game, with 11 strikeouts.

30 years ago
1978


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Skateboard ("LA Run")--Magnum Bonum

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): You're the One that I Want--John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John (5th week at #1)

#1 single in France (IFOP): You're the One that I Want--John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Jack Shaindlin, 69
. Russian-born U.S. composer. Mr. Shaindlin moved to the United States in 1922, and composed scores for movies and television programs. He was the musical director of the March of Time newsreels.

War
The Rhodesian government reported killing hundreds of Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU) guerrillas during air attacks against guerrilla bases in Mozambique from September 20-22.

Nicaraguan National Guard attacks in the northern city of Esteli wiped out the last Sandanista Liberation Front guerrilla strongholds in Nicaragua.

Politics and government
Portuguese President Antonion Ramalho Eanes offered the nation's parties a last chance to come up with a government before he dissolved parliament and called new elections.

Economics and finance
The U.S. Federal Reserve Board raised the discount rate to 8%, continuing its attempts to hold down inflation and protect the dollar.

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to eliminate 100,000 jobs from President Jimmy Carter's request for public service employment for 1979, but would allow an increase if unemployment rose unexpectedly.

The U.S. Senate voted to cut off most aid to the Nicaraguan regime of President Anastasio Somoza Debayle.

Football
CIAU
McGill (3-0) 43 Carleton (1-1) 6

20 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Perfect--Fairground Attraction

#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Harvester of Sorrow--Metallica

Edmonton's top 10 (CKRA)
1 Don't Worry Be Happy--Bobby McFerrin
2 Perfect World--Huey Lewis and the News
3 I'll Always Love You--Taylor Dayne
4 Make Me Lose Control--Eric Carmen
5 Better Be Home Soon--Crowded House
6 Monkey--George Michael
7 One Good Woman--Peter Cetera
8 Nobody's Fool--Kenny Loggins
9 Fast Car--Tracy Chapman
10 It Would Take a Miracle--Rick Astley

Politics and government
Prime Minister Brian Mulroney apologized in the name of the Government of Canada for the World War II internment of Japanese-Canadians, and announced a $300-million compensation package.

Economics and finance
The Royal Canadian Mint started production of a $5 silver Maple Leaf bullion coin.

10 years ago
1998


War
Serbian forces renewed their assault against rebel fighters in Kosovo, leading thousands of civilians to flee their homes.

Protest
15,000 people demonstrated on Parliament Hill in Ottawa against the new gun registry imposed by the federal Liberal government of Prime Minister Jean Chretien.