Tuesday, 25 August 2009

September 1, 2009

850 years ago
1159


Died on this date
Adrian IV, 59 (?)
. Roman Catholic Pope, 1154-1159. Adrian IV, born Nicholas Breakspear, is the only English pope to date. He was created a cardinal by Pope Eugene III in 1146, and succeeded Anastasius IV as pope. Pope Adrian IV placed Rome under interdict in 1155, and was unsuccessful in attempting to achieve a lasting alliance with the Byzantine Empire. He crowned Frederick Barbarossa as Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I in 1155, but was threatening to excommunicate him when he died, reportedly by choking on a fly in his wine, but possibly of quinsy.

480 years ago
1529


War
Sancti Spiritu, the first European settlement in Argentina, was destroyed by Amerindians, ending the period of Spanish exploration of Argentina and leading to the period of colonization.

150 years ago
1859


Space
British astronomers Richard C. Carrington and Richard Hodgson observed one of the largest coronal mass ejections ever recorded; it was later known as the Carrington Event.

120 years ago
1889


Politics and government
The Quebec Legislative Assembly building in Quebec City was officially opened. A member of the assembly earned $800 per session.

110 years ago
1899


Born on this date
Richard Arlen
. U.S. actor. Mr. Arlen, born Sylvanus Richard Van Mattimore, appeared in numerous Western movies, but was best known for his co-starring role in Wings (1927). He died on March 28, 1976 at the age of 76.

100 years ago
1909


Born on this date
E. Herbert Norman
. Japanese-born Canadian diplomat. Dr. Norman, the son of Canadian Methodist missionary parents, went to the University of Toronto and then Cambridge University, where he adopted Marxist views and became involved in a circle that eventually produced Soviet spies such as Guy Burgess, Donald Maclean, Kim Philby, and Anthony Blunt. Dr. Norman did a doctoral program at Harvard University, joined the Canadian Foreign Service in 1939, and was posted to Tokyo in 1940. After the Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in December 1941, Dr. Norman was briefly interned, and then repatriated to Canada. He returned to Japan at the end of World War II and worked with the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers (SCAP) administration under the direction of U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur. Dr. Norman and General MacArthur differed in their views of Japanese postwar administration. Dr. Norman's decision to allow the Japanese Communist Party to remain while other parties were disallowed was one of the decisions that led to U.S. suspicions that he was a Communist and/or a Soviet agent. Canadian Secretary of State for External Affairs Lester Pearson supported Dr. Norman, but was willing to placate the United States, and appointed Dr. Norman as Canadian High Commissioner to New Zealand. Dr. Norman was then appointed Canadian Ambassador to Egypt, arriving just in time for the Suez Crisis in the fall of 1956. He played a key role in negotiations among the U.S.A., U.K., France, and Egypt, but again fell under suspicion as allegations about his past were brought up. On April 4, 1957, Dr. Norman walked up to the roof of an eight-storey apartment building in Cairo and stepped backward off the roof to his death at the age of 47. Mr. Pearson told Parliament that Mr. Norman's death was the result of renewal "by one or two persons in Washington" of "old charges affecting his loyalty." Canadian historian John Price presented a sympathetic view of Dr. Norman, while Canadian political science professor James Barros, in his book No Sense of Evil (1986), took a considerably more critical view.

90 years ago
1919

Baseball

Babe Ruth led the Boston Red Sox to a doubleheader sweep of the Washington Nationals at Fenway Park in Boston. He pitched the first game, improving his 1919 record to 9-5, and scattered 10 hits in winning 2-1, while driving in a run with a triple. His 24th home run of the season in the 7th inning of the second game broke a 1-1 tie and led to a 4-1 Boston victory, as Allen Russell (11-7) pitched a 3-hitter to win the pitchers' duel over Bob Shaw (15-15). Washington left fielder George Twombly batted 0 for 4 with no fielding chances in the first game; it was his first major league game in two years, his only game in a Washington uniform, and the 150th and last game in his 5-year major league career.

Lefty Williams (22-8) and Eddie Cicotte (27-7) were the respective winning pitchers as the Chicago White Sox swept a doubleheader from the Detroit Tigers 6-0 and 5-1 before 21,000 fans at Navin Field in Detroit. Shoeless Joe Jackson hit a home run for the White Sox in the second game.

75 years ago
1934

Baseball

Jimmie Foxx had 3 hits and 4 RBIs, and it was his 39th home run of the season, a 2-run blow in the 9th inning off former teammate Lefty Grove, that gave the Philadelphia Athletics an 8-7 win over the Boston Red Sox.

80 years ago
1939


At the movies
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Ida Lupino, and George Zucco, opened in theatres.



The Women, starring Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Joan Fontaine, Rosalind Russell, and Paulette Goddard, opened in theatres.



War
German and Slovakian forces invaded Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II.







Defense
General George C. Marshall became Chief of Staff of the United States Army.

Switzerland mobilized its forces, and the Swiss Parliament elected Henri Guisan to head the Swiss Army (an event that can happen only during war or mobilization).

The Wound Badge for German Wehrmacht, SS, Kriegsmarine, and Luftwaffe soldiers was instituted, as was the final version of the Iron Cross.

Abominations
German Fuehrer Adolf Hitler signed an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people.

Football
CRU
WIFU
Regina (1-1) 6 @ Winnipeg (2-0) 20

Andy Bieber scored 2 touchdowns and Wayne Sheley scored another as the Blue Bombers beat the Roughriders at Osborne Stadium.

60 years ago
1949


At the movies
The Third Man, directed by Carol Reed, and starring Joseph Cotten, Valli, Orson Welles, and Trevor Howard, received its premiere screening at the Ritz Cinema in Hastings, East Sussex, England.

Died on this date
Larry McClure, 64
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. McClure starred at Amherst College in 1909-1910, pitching 3 no-hitters in his first season and another in his second. He joined the New York Highlanders after graduation, and played one game as a substitute in left field on July 26, 1910, recording no fielding chances and striking out in his only plate appearance. A sore arm shortened Mr. McClure's pitching career, and he became an attorney in Huntington, West Virginia, where he died from cirrhosis of the liver.

War
Big Four (U.S.A., U.S.S.R., U.K., France) representatives again suspended talks on the Austrian peace treaty because of disagreement over Soviet demands for extensive economic controls in Austria.

Politics and government
The American Legion concluded a four-day convention in Philadelphia after passing resolutions urging curtailment of immigration, continued U.S. aid to Nationalist China, and conclusion of a Pacific defense pact. George Craig became the first World War II veteran to be elected national commander of the organization.

Law
A U.S. federal district court in Alexandria, Virginia dismissed a suit against Washington National Airport for racial discrimination, ruling that segregation did not violate the Constitution or any congressional acts.

Scandal
U.S. President Harry Truman rejected congressional and press demands for the dismissal of presidential military aide Harry Vaughan, a target of the Senate subcommittee investigating influence-peddling in Washington.

Baseball
Thurman Tucker led off the bottom of the 11th inning with a single, advanced to second base on a wild pitch, and scored on a single by Larry Doby to give the Cleveland Indians a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Athletics before 19,515 fans at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland. Bob Lemon pitched a 6-hitter to improve his 1949 record to 17-9, while Carl Scheib allowed 8 hits in 10+ innings to fall to 8-11.

Art Houtteman (13-7) pitched a 7-hitter and batted 2 for 4, while Vic Wertz was 4 for 5 with a run and 2 runs batted in as the Detroit Tigers shut out the Boston Red Sox 7-0 before 13,916 fans at Briggs Stadium in Detroit. Mel Parnell (20-7) allowed 12 hits and 6 runs--all earned--in 7 innings.

A 2-run home run by Hank Bauer with 2 out in the top of the 7th inning provided the deciding runs as the New York Yankees held on to edge the St. Louis Browns 4-3 before 4,534 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. The Browns scored a run in the 9th and had the bases loaded with 2 out, but Sherm Lollar flied out to center field to end the game. Fenton Mole made his major league debut at first base for New York, batting 0 for 2 with 2 bases on balls, and making 5 putouts and participating in a double play.

Randy Gumpert (11-13) pitched a 4-hitter for the Chicago White Sox as they shut out the Washington Nationals 3-0 before 4,219 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Dick Weik (1-10) allowed only 3 hits and 2 earned runs in 7 innings and struck out 7 batters, but issued 13 bases on balls.

Jackie Robinson drove in 3 runs with a single, double, and home run, and Pee Wee Reese added 3 RBIs for the Brooklyn Dodgers as they withstood a 4-run 9th-inning rally and defeated the Cincinnati Reds 11-8 in the first game of a doubleheader before 18,925 fans at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. With 2 out and nobody on base in the top of the 10th inning of the second game, Dixie Howell tripled and Ted Kluszewski followed with a run-scoring double to break a 3-3 tie as the Reds won 4-3, with Herm Wehmeier (9-8) pitching an 8-hit complete game.

50 years ago
1959


Died on this date
Jack Norworth, 80
. U.S. songwriter and singer. Mr. Norworth, born John Godfey Knauff, performed as a singer in vaudeville, but was best known for writing music for such songs as Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1908) and Shine On, Harvest Moon (1908). He died of a heart attack.

War
The Laotian government reported that its army had regained control of Samneua and Phongsaly provinces on the North Vietnamese border.

Politics and government
The Progressive Conservatives, led by 71-year-old Walter Shaw, swept to power in Prince Edward Island, unseating the governing Liberals of Premier Alex Matheson in the provincial election, ending the Liberals' 24-year reign. Although the difference in the percentage of the vote was slight--50.9% for the PCs, 49.1% for the Liberals--the PCs took 22 seats to 8 for the Liberals. The Liberals had taken 27 of 30 seats in the most recent election in 1955.

Indian Defense Minister V.K. Krishna Menon announced his resignation, at a time when India was facing a threat on her border from China.

The U.S. Senate Constitutional Amendments subcommittee approved proposed amendments to repeal the two-term presidential limit and outlaw the poll tax in federal elections.

Boxing
Alvin Green (23-6-1) won a 10-round unanimous decision over former world heavyweight champion Ezzard Charles (95-25-1) at Municipal Auditorium in Oklahoma City. It was Mr. Charles' last professional fight.

40 years ago
1969


Hit parade
#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Kinjirareta Koi--Ryoko Moriyama (8th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): The Ballad of John and Yoko--The Beatles (2nd week at #1)

On the radio
The Challenge of Space, on Springbok Radio
Tonight's episode: The Earth Still Spins, Commander

Died on this date
Drew Pearson, 71
. U.S. journalist. Mr. Pearson was a muckraking reporter whose Washington Merry-Go-Round began running in the Washington Herald in 1932, and moved to The Washington Post in 1941. His radio program Drew Pearson Comments ran on NBC from 1941-1953. Mr. Pearson attacked prominent people whom he believed were acting contrary to America's interests, and he often used a mixture of truth and lies against his targets. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt publicly called Mr. Pearson a liar, and the columnist's attacks on Senator Joseph McCarthy culminated in a physical confrontation in 1950, in which Mr. Pearson came out the loser. Mr. Pearson died a few days after suffering a heart attack; his column was continued by Jack Anderson, who had begun assisting Mr. Pearson in 1945.

Benny MacDonnell, 39. Canadian football player. Mr. MacDonnell was a halfback and guard with the Ottawa Rough Riders from 1949-1953. His biggest thrill was his 2-yard run for the first touchdown of the 1951 Grey Cup, in which the Ottawa Rough Riders defeated the Saskatchewan Roughriders 21-14. Mr. MacDonnell joined the Ontario Provincial Police in 1958, and remained with the OPP for the rest of his life. His death was reported as accidental.

World events
With the Arab nationalist slogan of "Socialism, Unity and Freedom," a revolutionary military council headed by Colonel Saad el-Din Bouchweir overthrew the regime of King Idris I of Libya in an apparently bloodless coup.





Politics and government
Trần Thiện Khiêm took office as Prime Minister of South Vietnam under President Nguyễn Văn Thiệu.

New Brunswick enacted the Official Languages Act, making it the first officially bilingual province in Canada.

Terrorism
The International Federation of Airline Pilots’ Association, declaring that the growth of hijacking could threaten world peace, voted to call a 24-hour worldwide stoppage unless Syria released the two Israeli passengers being held from the hijacking of a TWA jet three days earlier.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (4-1) 22 @ Hamilton (4-0-1) 27
British Columbia (0-6) 14 @ Saskatchewan (5-1) 32
Edmonton (1-5) 14 @ Calgary (3-3) 16
Winnipeg (2-3-1) 24 @ Montreal (0-3-2) 24

30,298 fans jammed Civic Stadium to see a battle between two undefeated teams. The Tiger-Cats led 16-15 after three quarters, but a 6-yard touchdown pass from Russ Jackson to Ron Stewart, converted by Don Sutherin, gave the Rough Riders a 22-16 lead at 4:47 of the fourth quarter. Joe Zuger completed a 4-yard touchdown pass to Tommy-Joe Coffey at 10:08, and Mr. Coffey’s convert gave Hamilton a 23-22 lead. Ottawa running back Vic Washington’s fumble was recovered by the Tiger-Cats, but Mr. Coffey’s 39-yard field goal attempt was wide for a single. The Tiger-Cats quickly got the ball back on another turnover, and picked up 2 points on a bonehead play by Ottawa defensive back Barry Ardern. With just over 1½ minutes to play, Joe Zuger’s punt was short of the end zone, and Mr. Ardern ran back into the end zone to concede a safety touch, thinking that the Rough Riders would then retain possession of the ball with a first down at their own 25-yard line, according to the rules then in place. However, Mr. Ardern forgot that in the last 3 minutes of a half, the team giving up a safety touch was required to kick off. The Tiger-Cats gained possession on the kickoff, and Mr. Zuger ended the scoring with a 37-yard single with 3 seconds remaining. Russ Jackson rushed for 2 touchdowns for the Rough Riders, while Mr. Zuger scored the other Tiger-Cat touchdown.

Ron Lancaster threw 2 touchdown passes to Hugh Campbell and rushed for another major himself to lead the Roughriders over the Lions at Taylor Field in Regina. George Reed rushed for another Saskatchewan touchdown, and Jack Abendschan added 4 converts and a field goal. Paul Brothers scored B.C.’s touchdown on a 6-yard run. Ted Gerela converted and added 2 field goals and a single.

With 22 seconds left in the first half of the game at McMahon Stadium, Calgary kicker Larry Robinson was wide on a field goal attempt. Edmonton defensive back Dick Dupuis punted the ball out of the end zone, but his punt went out of bounds with time still left on the clock, giving the Stampeders possession. Another field goal attempt by Mr. Robinson was successful, and that turned out to be the difference in the game. Terry Swarn scored the Eskimos’ only touchdown on a pass from Corey Colehour with 39 seconds remaining in the game; Dave Cutler converted and added 2 field goals and a single. Calgary’s touchdown came on a pass from Jerry Keeling to Dave Cranmer. Stampeder running back Ted Woods carried 14 times for 97 yards, while Terry Evanshen caught 5 passes for 62 yards. Jim Thomas rushed 7 times for 36 yards for the Eskimos; Karl Sneider led the Edmonton receivers with 4 receptions for 88 yards. A sellout crowd of 23,616 was on hand to see the first visit by the Eskimos to Calgary on Labour Day since 1963, which revived a tradition that, with the exceptions of 1973 and 1981, has continued to this day.

15,259 at Autostade sat through a downpour caused by a thunderstorm in Montreal. Winnipeg quarterback Wally Gabler threw 3 touchdown passes, 2 of them to Dave Washington. Mr. Gabler’s third scoring strike was a 6-yard pass to running back Butch Pressley which tied the game with 34 seconds remaining. Montreal defensive back Rod Woodward saved the tie when he blocked Pierre Guindon’s convert attempt. Dennis Duncan scored 2 touchdowns for the Alouettes, one rushing and the other on a pass from Sonny Wade. Mr. Wade also completed a touchdown pass to flanker Tom Cassese. John Baker converted all 3 and added a field goal. For the Alouettes, the tie was the fourth in their last 7 games going back to 1968.

AFL
The Cincinnati Bengals cut Tommie Smith, who was attempting to make the team as a receiver. Mr. Smith won the gold medal in the 200 metre dash at the Olympics in Mexico City in 1968, but was heavily criticized when he and bronze medal-winning teammate John Carlos gave the black power salute while standing on the podium during the medal presentation ceremony.

Baseball
Leadoff hitter Don Mason batted 4 for 6 with 2 runs and a run batted in, while Ken Henderson drove in 4 runs to help the San Francisco Giants rout the Montreal Expos 12-2 before 10,002 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco to move into first place in the National League East Division, ½ game ahead of the Cincinnati Reds and Los Angeles Dodgers. Ray Sadecki pitched a 6-hit complete game victory to improve his 1969 record to 5-8 and batted 0 for 2, but drew 3 bases on balls, scoring in 2 runs and batting in another.

The Los Angeles Dodgers knocked Jerry Koosman (12-9) out of the game after just 1/3 inning as they scored 5 runs in the 1st inning en route to a 10-6 win over the New York Mets before 28,079 fans at Dodger Stadium. Andy Kosco batted 4 for 4 with a single, double, and triple, 2 runs, and 3 runs batted in for the Dodgers, and Willie Davis added a double and single as he hit safely in his 29th straight game to tie a franchise record. Jim Bunning (12-9) was the winning pitcher. New York leadoff hitter Tommie Agee was 4 for 4 with a base on balls, home run, and 2 runs. Steve Garvey made his major league debut with the Dodgers, striking out as a pinch hitter in the 7th inning.

30 years ago
1979

Hit parade

#1 single in Zimbabwe Rhodesia (Lyons Maid): Well All Right--Santana (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Tu Sei l'Unica Donna Per Me--Alan Sorrenti (11th week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland: We Don't Talk Anymore--Cliff Richard

#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): We Don't Talk Anymore--Cliff Richard (2nd week at #1)

Netherlands Top 10 (De Nederlandse Top 40)
1 Quiereme Mucho--Julio Iglesias
2 I was Made for Lovin' You--Kiss
3 El Lute/Gotta Go Home--Boney M.
4 This is My Life (La Vita)--Shirley Bassey
5 Don't Bring Me Down--The Electric Light Orchestra
6 I Don't Like Mondays--The Boomtown Rats
7 You Can't Change That--Raydio
8 Give Up Your Guns--The Buoys
9 Are 'Friends' Electric?--Tubeway Army
10 We Don't Talk Anymore--Cliff Richard

Singles entering the chart were Daddy by Pussycat (#26); Angel Eyes by Roxy (#29); Beat the Clock by Sparks (#32); Uit Elkaar by Herman Van Veen & Monique Van De Ven (#33); Reasons to Be Cheerful (Part Three) by Ian Dury and the Blockheads (#34); and We've Got Love by Peaches & Herb (#35).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 My Sharona--The Knack (2nd week at #1)
2 Good Times--Chic
3 The Main Event/Fight--Barbra Streisand
4 After the Love Has Gone--Earth, Wind & Fire
5 Don't Bring Me Down--Electric Light Orchestra
6 The Devil Went Down to Georgia--The Charlie Daniels Band
7 Lead Me On--Maxine Nightingale
8 Sad Eyes--Robert John
9 Mama Can't Buy You Love--Elton John
10 I'll Never Love this Way Again--Dionne Warwick

Singles entering the chart were Voulez-Vous by ABBA (#80); Hold On by Ian Gomm (#81); Good Girls Don't by the Knack (#82); Must Have Been Crazy by Chicago (#83); One Fine Day by Rita Coolidge (#84); Hello, Hello, Hello by New England (#85); Girls Talk by Dave Edmunds (#86); Boom Boom (Out Go the Lights) by Pat Travers (#87); Sure Know Something by Kiss (#88); and Come to Me by France Joli (#90).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 My Sharona--The Knack (3rd week at #1)
2 Good Times--Chic
3 The Main Event/Fight--Barbra Streisand
4 The Devil Went Down to Georgia--The Charlie Daniels Band
5 After the Love Has Gone--Earth, Wind & Fire
6 Lead Me On--Maxine Nightingale
7 Bad Girls--Donna Summer
8 Sad Eyes--Robert John
9 When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman--Dr. Hook
10 Don't Bring Me Down--Electric Light Orchestra

Singles entering the chart were Hold On by Ian Gomm (#83); Beautiful Girls by Van Halen (#84); Voulez-Vous by ABBA (#86); Killer Cut by Charlie (#87); Fins by Jimmy Buffett (#88); Reason to Be by Kansas (#89); One Fine Day by Rita Coolidge (#90); Sure Know Something by Kiss (#91); Boom Boom (Out Go the Lights) by Pat Travers (#93); In Thee by Blue Oyster Cult (#96); For Love by the Pousette-Dart Band (#97); and After the First One by Yonah (#99).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Born to Be Alive--Patrick Hernandez (2nd week at #1)
2 My Sharona--The Knack
3 Good Times--Chic
4 When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman--Dr. Hook
5 Gold--John Stewart
6 Bad Girls--Donna Summer
7 I Want You to Want Me--Cheap Trick
8 I was Made for Lovin' You--Kiss
9 Ring My Bell--Anita Ward
10 Mama Can't Buy You Love--Elton John

Singles entering the chart were Sail On by the Commodores (#94); Fool for Love by Adam Mitchell (#95); Totally Hot by Olivia Newton-John (#96); The Fury by Michael Bouyea (#98); I'll Know Her When I See Her by the Cooper Brothers (#99); and Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson (#100).

Space
The unmanned U.S. probe Pioneer 11 became the first spacecraft to visit Saturn when it passed the planet at a distance of 13,000 miles.

Disasters
The death toll was reported at over 1,000 when the Dominican Republic was battered by Hurricane David.

Baseball
Willie Horton hit a solo home run with 1 out in the 9th inning to begin a 2-run rally and doubled home Julio Cruz with 2 out in the top of the 10th to break a 2-2 tie as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 before 23,139 fans at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto. Rick Honeycutt pitched a 9-hit complete game to improve his 1979 record to 10-9. Toronto starter Phil Huffman, who took a shutout into the 9th inning, allowed 7 hits and 2 earned runs in 8 1/3 innings before being relieved by Tom Buskey, who allowed 3 hits and 1 earned run in 1 2/3 innings to drop to 6-6.

The Kansas City Royals, trailing 5-0 after the 1st inning, rallied to defeat the New York Yankees 9-8 before 30,130 fans at Yankee Stadium.

Carney Lansford hit 3 consecutive solo home runs to lead the California Angels past the Cleveland Indians 7-4 before 22,804 fans at Cleveland Stadium.

The Oakland Athletics scored 3 runs in the top of the 10th inning to break a 3-3 tie as they defeated the Detroit Tigers 6-3 before 15,235 fans at Tiger Stadium.

Claudell Washington hit a 2-run home run in the 2nd inning and Jim Morrison doubled home Mr. Washington and Greg Pryor with 2 out in the bottom of the 4th to enable the Chicago White Sox to defeat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 before 14,261 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago in a game that was called because of rain with 2 out in the bottom of the 5th inning. Chicago left fielder Rusty Kuntz played his first major league game, batting 0 for 3, with no fielding chances. Rich Wortham (14-11) allowed 3 hits and no earned runs to get the win over Lary Sorensen (14-13), who allowed 9 hits and 4 earned runs.

Willie Stargell hit a pair of solo home runs and Dale Berra added another for the Pittsburgh Pirates as they came back from a 3-0 1st-inning deficit to defeat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 in the first game of a doubleheader before 27,382 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Bruce Kison (10-7) allowed 6 hits and no earned runs in 7 innings to get the win. Jim Bibby (10-3) pitched a 5-hitter and Lee Lacy batted 3 for 5 with a home run, 2 runs, and 3 runs batted in as the Pirates won the second game 7-2 to complete the sweep, extending the Pirates' lead over the Montreal Expos in the National League East Division to 3½ games.

Ellis Valentine tripled home 3 runs in the 1st inning and Andre Dawson tripled in 3 more in a 4-run 2nd as the Montreal Expos beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-2 before 42,752 fans at Olympic Stadium in Montreal. Montreal leadoff hitter Warren Cromartie batted 4 for 4 with 2 runs. David Palmer (7-2) pitched a 9-hit complete game victory, while Cincinnati ace Tom Seaver (13-6) lasted just 1 1/3 innings, allowing 7 hits and 7 earned runs.

25 years ago
1984

Married on this date

Happy Anniversary, Donna and Will Morrow!

World events
Two American citizens who were members of an anti-Communist group were killed when their helicopter was shot down by Nicaraguan forces during a rebel raid on a military camp at Santa Clara, Nicaragua. The U.S.-made helicopter was apparently providing support for ground forces involved in the raid.

Television
The Toronto-based and Toronto-centric Canadian cable sports network TSN was launched.

Baseball
The Seattle Mariners, in seventh place in the American League West Division with a record of 59-76, fired manager Del Crandall and replaced him with third base coach Chuck Cottier.

20 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Swing the Mood--Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers

Austria's top 10 (Ö3)
1 A Cry in the Night--Lory "Bonnie" Bianco (3rd week at #1)
2 Das Omen (Teil 1)--Mysterious Art
3 Love is Free--Bilgeri
4 Swing the Mood--Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers
5 Lullaby--The Cure
6 Sealed with a Kiss--Jason Donovan
7 Flamenco Turistico--Stefanie Werger
8 Blame it on the Rain--Milli Vanilli
9 Eternal Flame--Bangles
10 Americanos--Holly Johnson

Singles entering the chart were Swing the Mood; Flamenco Turistico; Atomic City by Holly Johnson (#19); Back to Life (However Do You Want Me) by Soul II Soul (#22); Love is a Shield by Camouflage (#23); Turn Me Loose by Fahrenheit (#25); and French Kiss by Honesty 69 (#27).

Died on this date
A. Bartlett Giamatti, 51
. U.S. academic and baseball executive. Dr. Giamatti was a professor at Yale University and served as the university’s president from 1978-1986, when he vacated that position in order to become president of major league baseball’s National League. In September 1988 Dr. Giamatti was the unanimous choice to succeed Peter Ueberroth as commissioner of baseball. A heavy smoker, he died of a heart attack just 8 days after announcing that Cincinnati Reds’ manager Pete Rose had been banned from major league baseball for life for illegal gambling. In 1988, while National League president, Dr. Giamatti had suspended Mr. Rose for 30 days for misconduct on the field.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the index of leading economic indicators had risen 0.2% in July after two months of decline.

10 years ago
1999


Died on this date
Doc Marshall, 93
. U.S. baseball player. Edward Herbert Marshall was an infielder with the New York Giants (1929-1932), batting .258 with no home runs and 61 runs batted in in 219 games. He played at least 1,255 games in at least 12 seasons in the minor leagues from 1928-1941.

Boots Poffenberger, 84. U.S. baseball pitcher. Cletus Elwood Poffenberger played with the Detroit Tigers (1937-1938) and Brooklyn Dodgers (1939), compiling a record of 16-12 with an earned run average of 4.75 in 57 games. He was 101-62 in 219 games in 12 seasons in the minor leagues (1935-1938, 1940-1942, 1946-1947). After posting a 10-5 record as a rookie, Mr. Poffernberger's career rapidly declined, largely because of his lifestyle of heavy drinking and partying. He was sent to the minors, with his best season being 1940, when he was 26-9 with the Nashville Volunteers of the Class A1 Southern Association. Mr. Poffenberger served with the United States Marine Corps in the South Pacific theatre during World War II.

Crime
U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno ordered a new investigation into the 1993 Federal Bureau of Investigation attack on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, which resulted in at least 80 deaths.

Baseball
Bret Boone doubled with 1 out and scored on a wild pitch with 2 out in the top of the 9th inning to score the deciding run as the Atlanta Braves took a 7-1 lead after 6 innings and held on to defeat the Cincinnati Reds 8-7 before 23,977 fans at Cinergy Field in Cincinnati.

Mark McGwire’s 52nd home run of the season helped the St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Florida Marlins 9-3 before 28,253 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis. The blow was Mr. McGwire’s 590th major league career home run and his 494th as a first baseman, breaking Lou Gehrig’s record. St. Louis left fielder Ray Lankford batted 3 for 4 with 2 doubles and 4 runs batted in.

The Pittsburgh Pirates, trailing 8-4 after 6 innings, scored 2 runs in the 7th inning and 3 in the 9th to defeat the Colorado Rockies 9-8 before 40,529 fans at Coors Field in Denver. The Colorado starting battery both made their major league debuts: pitcher Luther Hackman allowed 6 hits and 5 runs--all earned--in 6 innings, walking 5 batters and striking out 5, batting 1 for 3 with a run, while catcher Ben Petrick batted 2 for 3 with a double, run, and run batted in.

Barry Bonds led off the bottom of the 11th inning with a double, and Ellis Burks followed with a home run to give the San Francisco Giants a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies before 11,156 fans at 3Com Park at Candlestick Point in San Francisco.

The Chicago Cubs managed just 2 hits off Sterling Hitchcock of the San Diego Padres, but one of them, coming with 2 out in the 4th inning, was Sammy Sosa’s 56th home run of the season, and it was good enough for a 1-0 win before 31,132 fans at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. Winning pitcher Steve Trachsel pitched 7 scoreless innings to improve his 1999 record to 5-16. The only other Cub hit was a single by Glenallen Hill. Mr. Hitchcock pitched 7 innings, dropping to 11-10.

Pat Borders' 2-run home run climaxed a 4-run 7th inning as the Toronto Blue Jays shut out the Minnesota Twins 4-0 before 23,145 fans at SkyDome in Toronto. Kelvim Escobar (11-9) allowed 4 hits in 7 innings to get the win over Eric Milton (6-11), who allowed just 1 hit and no other baserunners through the first 6 innings.

Albert Belle of the Baltimore Orioles reached the 30-home run mark for the 8th straight season when he connected in a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays before 37,009 fans at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Doug Johns (4-2) allowed 4 hits and 1 earned run in 6 2/3 innings to get the win over Dan Wheeler (0-1), who allowed 3 hits and 2 earned runs in 5 innings, walking 2 batters and striking out 3 in his first major league game.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

August 31, 2009

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

130 years ago
1879


Born on this date
Taishō. Emperor of Japan, 1912-1926. Taishō, whose personal name was Yoshihito, succeeded his father Meiji. Emperor Taishō died of a heart attack on December 25, 1926 at the age of 47, and was succeeded as Emperor by his son Hirohito.

Alma Mahler,85. Austrian-born U.S. composer. Mrs. Mahler, born Alma Schindler in Vienna, was married to composer Gustav Mahler from 1902 until his death in 1911. She was married to novelist Franz Werfel from 1929 until his death 1945, and fled Austria after the Anschluss in 1938, eventually moving to the United States. Mrs. Mahler-Werfel composed piano and chamber works, and 17 of her songs survive. She died on December 11, 1964 at the age of 85.

100 years ago
1909

Baseball

The A. J. Reach Company was granted a patent for its cork-centred baseball‚ which would replace the hard rubber-cored one. This change would be particularly apparent in the National League in 1910 and 1911.

90 years ago
1919


Died on this date
William Nixon
. Canadian policeman. Mr. Nixon died the day after being shot in the stomach in front of the Twin City Transfer shipping office in downtown Edmonton. A search immediately began for the only suspect, J.G. Larsen. Mr. Nixon was the second Edmonton policeman to be gunned down on duty, and the last until 1990.

Baseball
Jesse Barnes pitched an 11-hit complete game victory to improve his 1919 record to 22-6, and singled and scored the go-ahead run in a 3-run 7th inning, as the New York Giants defeated the Brooklyn Robins 4-3 before 15,000 fans at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. After Mr. Barnes' 7th-inning single, home plate umpire Bill Klem, tired of verbal abuse, cleared the entire Brooklyn bench except for manager Wilbert Robinson and the batboy. Losing pitcher Burleigh Grimes (10-11) allowed 6 hits and 4 runs--3 earned--in 7 1/3 innings, and left the game after being spiked on a play at first base.

Fred Merkle singled home Buck Herzog with the game's only run in the bottom of the 1st inning as the Chicago Cubs edged the St.Louis Cardinals 1-0 before 10,000 fans at Cubs Park. Grover Cleveland Alexander (12-8) pitched a 3-hitter to win over Frank Woodward (8-12), who pitched an 8-hitter.

75 years ago
1934

Football

79,432 were in attendance at Soldier Field in Chicago to see the first College All-Star Game, pitting the best graduating college players against the defending National Football League champions. The All-Stars and Chicago Bears played to a 0-0 tie. The game was the creation of Chicago Tribune sports editor Arch Ward, who had also conceived the major league baseball all-star game the previous year.

70 years ago
1939


Died on this date
Franciszek Honiok, 43
. Polish farmer. Mr. Honiok was arrested by the SS on August 30 in the Polish village of Polomia, dressed in a Polish army uniform, shot through the head, and left on the steps of the entrance to the radio station in Gleiwitz (then in Germany, just inside the border with Poland--now Gliwice, in Poland) as part of a fabrication by the Nazis of Polish aggression in order to justify their impending invasion of Poland. Mr. Honiok may accurately be referred to as the first person killed in World War II.

Baseball
The Cincinnati Reds purchased Al Simmons from the Boston Bees. The 37-year old outfielder was hitting .282 in 93 games with the Bees in 1939.

60 years ago
1949


War
The retreat of the Democratic Army of Greece in Albania after its defeat on Gramos mountain marked the end of the Greek Civil War.

The Grand Army of the Republic concluded its 83rd and last meeting in Indianapolis, attended by six Union veterans of the American Civil War.

Scandal
U.S. presidential aide Harry Vaughan concluded two days of testimony before the U.S. Senate subcommittee investigating influence-peddling in Washington, admitting to numerous interventions with government procurement authorities on behalf of friends, but denied that any of his activities were illegal.

Economics and finance
Italy signed an economic pact with Greece, agreeing to pay $101 million in World War II reparations over the next five years.

Labour
The General Council of Britain's Trades Union Congress issued a special report urging workers to accept continuation of the government's wage freeze policy.

Disasters
A typhoon struck Tokyo and Yokohama, killing 111 people.

50 years ago
1959

Hit parade

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Luna De Miel--Gloria Lasso (3rd week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 The Three Bells--The Browns (2nd week at #1)
2 Sea of Love--Phil Phillips with the Twilights
3 Sleep Walk--Santo & Johnny
4 Lavender-Blue--Sammy Turner
5 I'm Gonna Get Married--Lloyd Price
6 What'd I Say (Parts I and II)--Ray Charles and his Orchestra
7 A Big Hunk o' Love--Elvis Presley
8 There Goes My Baby--The Drifters
9 Red River Rock--Johnny and the Hurricanes
10 I Want to Walk You Home--Fats Domino

Singles entering the chart were Just Ask Your Heart by Frankie Avalon (#65); Put Your Head on My Shoulder by Paul Anka (#67); Somethin' Else by Eddie Cochran (#68); You're Gonna Miss Me by Connie Francis (#69); The Three Bells (The Jimmy Brown Story) by Dick Flood (#84); Suzie Baby by Bobby Vee and the Shadows (#87); Betty My Angel by Jerry Fuller (#90); I Cried by Joe Damiano (#92); Sweet Bird of Youth by Nat "King" Cole (#96); and The Caterpillar Crawl by the Strangers (#100).

Vancouver's Top 10 (CKWX)
1 The Three Bells--The Browns (2nd week at #1)
2 Caribbean--Mitchell Torok
3 Mona Lisa--Conway Twitty
4 Robbin' the Cradle--Tony Bellus
5 Lonely Boy--Paul Anka
6 Broken-Hearted Melody--Sarah Vaughan
7 Here Comes Summer--Jerry Keller
8 Red River Rock--Johnny and the Hurricanes
9 Velvet Waters--The Megatrons
10 ('Til) I Kissed You--The Everly Brothers

Singles entering the chart were Poison Ivy by the Coasters (#34); Hey Little Girl by Dee Clark (#45); The Shape I'm In by Johnny Restivo (#47); Okefenokee by Freddy Cannon (#51); Just Ask Your Heart/Two Fools by Frankie Avalon (#52); True True Happiness by Johnny Tillotson (#53); Darling I Love You by Al Martino (#55); Twice as Nice by Clyde McPhatter (#56); and I Love You, Porgy by Nina Simone (#57).

On television tonight
U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower, in London during a nine-day tour of Europe, visited British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, and the two leaders took part in a historic broadcast from 10 Downing Street.



Died on this date
Norodom Vakrivan
. Cambodian government official. Prince Norodom Vakrivan was Cambodia's chief of protocol. A small packaged lacquer gift fitted with a parcel bomb was delivered to the royal palace in Phnom Penh, and he was killed instantly when he opened the package, which was intended for the head of state, Prince Norodom Sihanouk. The bomb had been sent by Ngô Đình Nhu, younger brother and chief adviser of South Vietnamese President Ngô Đình Diệm.

Diplomacy
Israel protested the United Arab Republic's detention of the Danish freighter Inge Toft as "piracy," but did not request specific United Nations action to prevent the stoppage of Israeli cargoes carried by neutral ships passing through the Suez Canal.

The Committee for Freedom of All Peoples issued a call for Americans to observe U.S.S.R. Premier Nikita Khrushchev's upcoming visit to the United States with a period of mourning for the victims of Communism.

Politics and government
A U.S. House of Representatives Elections subcommittee unanimously adopted a resolution stating that Rep. Dale Alford (Democrat--Arkansas) had been "duly elected" to the House in his November 1958 contest against former Rep. Brooks Hays. Mr. Alford, a member of the Little Rock school board, had launched a write-in campaign just a week before the election, and had defeated Mr. Hays by 1,200 votes.

Crime
75,000 shots of Salk polio vaccine were stolen from a laboratory in suburban Montreal.

Tennis
Davis Cup
Challenge Round @ West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York
Australia 3 U.S.A. 2

The Australian team of Rod Laver, Neale Fraser, and Roy Emerson defeated the American team of Alex Olmedo, Butch Buccholz, and Barry MacKay.

Football
CFL
WIFU
Saskatchewan (0-5) 10 @ Calgary (4-1) 28
Edmonton (2-2) 7 @ British Columbia (3-2) 8

Jackie Parker was missing from the Edmonton lineup because of injury, and the Eskimos missed him; Don Getty went the distance at quarterback. Johnny Bright scored the Eskimo touchdown. Tommy-Joe Coffey missed the convert and scored a single off a missed field goal attempt, and those misses affected the outcome of the game. The Lions welcomed the 1,000,000th fan to go through the Empire Stadium turnstiles since the beginning of the team in 1954.

Baseball
Sandy Koufax tied Bob Feller’s record of 18 strikeouts in a 9-inning game as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 5-2 before 82,974 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mr. Koufax struck out 15 of the last 17 batters to face him. His total of 31 over two consecutive games was a major league record. The game ended with a 3-run home run in the 9th inning by Wally Moon, whose fly ball home runs over the short left field fence had become known as "Moon shots."

40 years ago
1969

Died on this date
Rocky Marciano, 45
. U.S. boxer. World heavyweight champion from 1952-1956, Mr. Marciano retired after winning all 49 of his professional fights (with 43 knockouts). He was killed in a plane crash in Newton, Iowa, on the way to his 46th birthday party, scheduled for the next day. Born Rocco Marchegiano, the Brockton Blockbuster (he was from Brockton, Massachusetts) ended the career of Joe Louis with an 8-round knockout on October 26, 1951. On September 23, 1952 he fought Jersey Joe Walcott for the world heavyweight championship in Philadelphia. Mr. Walcott seemed to be winning on points, but Mr. Marciano knocked him out with a devastating right hand in the 13th round. Mr. Marciano’s first title defense was a rematch with Mr. Walcott in Chicago on May 15, 1953, which ended with a first-round knockout in favour of the champion. Five more successful defenses followed, the toughest of which was a 15-round decision over former champion Ezzard Charles at Yankee Stadium in New York on June 17, 1954. Mr. Marciano’s last fight was also at Yankee Stadium, a 9-round knockout of light heavyweight champion Archie Moore on September 21, 1955. Rocky Marciano announced his retirement from boxing on April 27, 1956.





Music
On the final day of the Isle of Wight Festival, an event attended by approximately 150,000 people over three days, Bob Dylan appeared in his first live performance since 1966.

Politics and government
Three of the top military commanders in Brazil--the ministers of the army, navy, and air force-- announced that they--and not the civilian vice-president, as mandated by the constitution--had assumed control of the country while President Arthur da Costa e Silva recovered from a stroke.

Disasters
37 were reported dead after a bus plunged into a mountain ravine east of Lima, Peru.

30 years ago
1979


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Born to Be Alive--Patrick Hernandez (6th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): El Lute--Boney M. (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in France (IFOP): Honesty--Billy Joel (8th week at #1)

Died on this date
Sally Rand, 75
. Miss Rand, born Helen Beck, was a dancer who performed from the 1920s through the 1970s, and was mainly popular in the 1920s and '30s. Her fan dance, offering glimpses of her body and hints of nudity, made her famous, resulting in occasional arrests, but no serious consequences.

Diplomacy
The U.S. State Department disclosed that a brigade of 2,000-3,000 Soviet combat troops was currently stationed in Cuba. The State Department asserted that the troops did not pose any threat to the U.S., and violated no previous Soviet-American understanding banning offensive weapons from Cuba. The U.S. asked for an explanation from the U.S.S.R.

Politics and government
U.S. President Jimmy Carter designated Donald McHenry the next United States Ambassador to the United Nations, replacing the departed Andrew Young.

Football
CIAU
Alberta (1-0) 40 @ Calgary (0-1) 27

Forrest Kennerd, in his first university game, threw 4 touchdown passes to lead the Golden Bears to an upset win over the Dinosaurs at McMahon Stadium. Sean Kehoe, Dave Brown, Kerry O'Connor, and Rick Paulitsch were on the receiving end of Mr. Kennerd's touchdown passes, and Mr. Paulitsch added another touchdown on the ground. Forrest's twin brother Trevor converted all 5 touchdowns and added a 44-yard field goal and a 31-yard single. Paul Colborne and Greg Vavra split the Calgary quarterbacking, with Mr. Vavra, in his first university game, rushing 4 yards for the Dinosaurs' first touchdown in the third quarter. Darcy Krogh and Vic Stevenson caught touchdown passes for Calgary, while Tony Kuchera converted all 3 and added 35- and 45-yard field goals. Tim Petros led the Dinosaurs' rushing attack with 18 carries for 75 yards.

Baseball
The Philadelphia Phillies, mired in fourth place in the National League East Division, fired manager Danny Ozark and replaced him with Dallas Green. The Phillies had finished first under Mr. Ozark for the previous three years, but had a record of 65-67 in 1979 when the change was made.

Craig Kusick's solo home run with 1 out in the bottom of the 11th inning gave the Toronto Blue Jays a 5-4 win over the Seattle Mariners before 11,254 fans at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto. Tom Buskey pitched 3 perfect innings of relief to get the win, improving his 1979 record to 6-5.

With 2 out and nobody on base in the top of the 9th inning, Don Baylor singled, Willie Aikens drew a base on balls, and Brian Downing singled home Mr. Baylor to break an 8-8 tie as the California Angels edged the Cleveland Indians 9-8 before 10,501 fans at Cleveland Stadium to regain first place in the American League East Division, ½ game ahead of the Kansas City Royals. The Angels had scored 5 runs in the 8th inning on 3 home runs, only to have the Indians rally with 4 to tie after blowing an early 4-0 lead.

Larry Parrish doubled to lead off the bottom of the 10th inning and scored from second base on a 1-out single by pinch hitter Rodney Scott to give the Montreal Expos an 8-7 win over the Cincinnati Reds before 34,820 fans at Olympic Stadium in Montreal. The Expos had scored 2 runs in the 9th to send the game into extra innings.

With 1 out and nobody on base in the top of the 15th inning, Jerry Mumphrey singled and Keith Hernandez followed with a double, scoring Mr. Mumphrey to break a 7-7 tie as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the San Diego Padres 8-7 before 11,414 fans at San Diego Stadium.

25 years ago
1984

Politics and government

It was reported that Israeli Labor Party leader Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, leader of the Likud bloc, had agreed on a national unity government in which first Mr. Peres and then Mr. Shamir would serve as Prime Minister for 25 months. Under the plan, Labor and Likud would have 12 ministers each in the 24-member cabinet.

Television
The Canadian cable network MuchMusic began broadcasting.

Disasters
The state of Montana, which was experiencing, dry, windy, and hot weather, was afflicted by more than a dozen large fires covering 250,000 acres during the last days of August. The flames claimed $10.5 million in damages, and U.S. President Ronald Reagan provided disaster relief. 1,000 volunteers from seven states fought a fire on Houghton Creek in the extreme northwestern corner of the state.

Football
CFL
Toronto (7-2) 23 @ Ottawa (3-6) 20

The teams were going in opposite directions: it was the sixth straight win for the Argonauts, and the fifth straight loss for the Rough Riders. Lester Brown scored 3 touchdowns for Toronto, while Tim McCray, playing his first CFL game, rushed for both Ottawa touchdowns; his second score covered 81 yards. Rough Rider quarterback J.C. Watts was sacked 8 times, while Argonaut quarterbacks Condredge Holloway and Joe Barnes were sacked a total of 6 times. 25,708 were in attendance at Lansdowne Park.

20 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Finnish Singles Chart): London Nights--London Boys (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Lion in a Cage--Dolores Keane (2nd week at #1)

Personal
This blogger put in his final day as librarian at the University of Alberta School of Native Studies.

Britannica
Buckingham Palace confirmed that Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips were separating.

Labour
Arbitrator Thomas Roberts ordered the major league baseball owners to pay $10.5 million in damages as a result of their collusion against free agents after the 1985 season.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (3-5) 39 @ Ottawa (0-8) 30

The first defensive convert in Canadian Football League history proved to be the deciding play as the Lions won their third straight game. Rookie Tony Kimbrough’s third touchdown pass of the game, to Don Johnston, had pulled the Rough Riders into a 30-30 tie with 5:30 remaining in the fourth quarter. On the convert attempt, holder Tom Schimmer fumbled the snap, B.C. defensive back Keith Gooch recovered, and lateralled to linebacker Alondra Johnson, who raced the length of the field to score 2 points for the Lions to give them a 32-30 lead. It was the first such score since a rule change in 1988 had made a fumbled or missed convert attempt a live ball. The Lions put the game away 4 minutes later with a 20-yard touchdown run by Anthony Parker, who finished with 124 yards on 12 carries. B.C. quarterback Matt Dunigan threw 3 touchdown passes, 2 of them to David Williams. Gerald Alphin caught 2 of Mr. Kimbrough’s scoring passes. 18,576 witnessed an entertaining game at Lansdowne Park.

10 years ago
1999

Protest

Pro-Indonesian militias inside East Timor resumed attacks against those in the province who desired autonomy or independence from Indonesia. The result of the previous day’s referendum on the subject hadn’t yet been announced.

Terrorism
An explosion in a Moscow shopping centre, the first in a series of bombings, killed one person and injured about 40.

Baseball
Down 12-4, the Cleveland Indians rallied for 10 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to defeat the Anaheim Angels 14-12 before 43,284 fans at Jacobs Field in Cleveland. First baseman Richie Sexson, who batted 4 for 5, hit a 3-run home run to climax Cleveland's big inning, which followed a 5-run inning by Anaheim in the top of the 8th. Sean DePaula made his major league debut as the fourth of six Cleveland pitchers, entering the game to begin the 8th inning with the Angels leading 7-4. He allowed 1 hit and 4 runs--all earned--in just 1/3 inning, with 3 bases on balls and no strikeouts.

The Minnesota Twins scored 7 runs in the top of the 4th inning to take a 12-0 lead as they amassed 20 hits and coasted to a 14-3 rout of the Toronto Blue Jays before 23,136 fans at SkyDome in Toronto.

John Jaha scored from second base on a single by pinch hitter Rich Becker with 2 out in the top of the 11th inning to break a 2-2 tie as the Oakland Athletics edged the New York Yankees 3-2 before 33,746 fans at Yankee Stadium.

Mike Benjamin singled home Keith Osik with 1 out in the top of the 10th inning to break an 8-8 tie as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Colorado Rockies 9-8 before 41,729 fans at Coors Field in Denver. The teams were tied 4-4 after 8 innings, but pinch hitter Kevin Young hit a grand slam in the top of the 9th to give Pittsburgh an 8-4 lead. Colorado rallied with 4 runs in the bottom of the 9th to send the game to extra innings.

August 30, 2009

400 years ago
1609


Born on this date
Alexander Carew, 2nd Baronet
. English politician. Sir Alexander was elected to the Long Parliament in 1640 and sided with Parliament against Royalists during the English Civil War. He was arrested, prevented from taking his seat, and imprisoned in the Tower of London until being convicted of treason in November 1644 and beheaded on December 23, 1644 at the age of 35.

210 years ago
1799


War
In the Vlieter incident, a squadron of the Batavian Navy, commanded by Rear-Admiral Samuel Story, surrendered without a fight to British forces under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby and Admiral Sir Charles Mitchell, near Wieringen, Netherlands.

120 years ago
1889


Literature
Joseph Marshall Stoddardt, managing editor of the U.S. publication Lippincott's Monthly Magazine, which published full-length novels, was in London trying to set up a British version of his magazine. He had dinner that night at the Langham Hotel in Portland Place, where his guests were Irish journalist and Member of Parliament Thomas Patrick Gill, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Oscar Wilde. Mr. Stoddardt commissioned works from Messrs. Doyle and Wilde, which resulted in The Sign of Four--the second Sherlock Holmes novel--by Arthur Conan Doyle, and The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

100 years ago
1909


Science
Burgess Shale fossils were discovered in British Columbia by paleontologist Charles Doolittle Walcott.

80 years ago
1929

Baseball

The Pittsburgh Pirates amassed 21 hits as they routed the Chicago Cubs 15-0 at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. Pie Traynor led the attack, batting 5 for 5 with a double, 2 runs, and 3 runs batted in. Heinie Meine pitched a 3-hitter to improve his 1929 record to 6-4, while losing pitcher Guy Bush dropped to 18-4.

Wally Gilbert reached first base on an error by shortstop Travis Jackson to lead off the bottom of the 10th inning advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt, and scored on a double by Hank DeBerry to give the Brooklyn Robins a 2-1 win over the New York Giants at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. Dazzy Vance (10-11) pitched a 4-hitter to win the pitchers' duel over Carl Hubbell (14-8), who allowed 8 hits.

60 years ago
1949

On the radio

Philo Vance, starring Jackson Beck
Tonight’s episode: The Brotherly Murder Case

Agriculture
U.S. Interior Secretary Julius Krug submitted a $2-billion irrigation development bill for California's Central Valley to Congress. The project would supply water for three million uncultivated acres and provide 8.1 billion kilowatt hours of electricity per year.

Labour
Finnish metal workers ended their strike in order to resume work on ships due to the U.S.S.R. as part of Finland's World War II reparations.

50 years ago
1959


Hit parade
#1 single in France (IFOP): Oui, oui, oui, oui--Jean Phillipe (10th week at #1)

Died on this date
John Corbin, 89
. U.S. drama critic and author. Mr. Corbin was drama critic for Harper's Weekly; The New York Times; and the New York Sun from 1897-1907, and served as literary manager of the New Theatre in New York (1908-1910) and secretary of the Drama Society of New York until 1916. He returned to The New York Times as drama critic (1917-1919) and then as an editorialist. Mr. Corbin wrote several books on drama and other subjects.

Ed Elisian, 32. U.S. auto racing driver. Mr. Elisian competed in the United States Auto Club Championship Series from 1954-1959. He finished 18th in the 1954 Indianapolis 500, which turned out to be his best finish in the race. In the 1955 Indianapolis 500, he stopped his car on the 54th lap in a futile attempt to help Bill Vukovich, who had crashed, and won a sportsmanship award, although incurring the wrath of his car's owner. Mr. Elisian incurred the wrath of fellow drivers when he attempted to take the lead on the first lap of the 1958 Indianapolis 500, and was widely blamed for a 15-car crash that took the life of driver Pat O'Connor. Mr. Elisian was suspended by USAC, reinstated a few days later, but was then suspended for a full year, for among other things, being charged with attempting to pass fraudulent cheques. He was reinstated after the 1959 Indianapolis 500, and was killed in a 200-mile race at the Wisconsin State Fair Grounds, better known as the "Milwaukee Mile," when his car hit an oil slick on the 28th lap, hit a retaining wall, turned over, and caught fire. Mr. Elisian waved his arms and attempted to get out, but was trapped, and it took seven minutes for the fire to be put out.

Asiatica
The title of National Hero of Indonesia was awarded for the first time, to writer-cum-politician Abdul Muis.

Crime
The New York City Police Department shifted 1,400 detectives and other officers to patrol duty to combat rising youth crime.

Transportation
Mayor Sarto Fournier was among those at a ceremony marking the end of streetcar service in Montreal. On November 26, 1861, the first streetcar line was inaugurated in Montreal. The disappearance of these vehicles in 1959 was accompanied by a marked improvement in Montreal's bus network; seven years later, the city inaugurated its first metro (subway).

Auto racing
Rodger Ward won the 200-mile USAC Championship Series race at Wisconsin State Fair Grounds in which Ed Elisian was killed.

Baseball
Early Wynn allowed 7 hits and 3 earned runs in 7 innings to improve his 1959 record to 17-9 and hit a home run to begin the scoring in a 5-run 6th inning for the Chicago White Sox as they beat the Cleveland Indians 6-3 in the first game of a doubleheader before 66,586 fans at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland. Losing pitcher Cal McLish dropped to 16-9. Billy Goodman had 3 hits and 2 runs batted in and Al Smith added 2 hits and 3 RBIs to help the White Sox win the second game 9-4 to complete the sweep, extending their lead over the second-place Indians in the American League pennant race to 5½ games. Barry Latman (8-5) allowed 4 hits and 4 earned runs in 5 innings, but was the winning pitcher over Gary Bell (14-11). Mr. Latman also batted in 2 runs. Cleveland shortstop Woodie Held hit a home run in each game, and right fielder Rocky Colavito hit his 39th homer of the season, a 3-run shot in the second game.

Frank Sullivan (8-8) pitched a 4-hitter, while Gene Stephens singled home a run in the 1st inning and hit a solo home run in the 3rd to help the Boston Red Sox shut out the Baltimore Orioles 3-0 before 11,134 fans at Fenway Park in Boston.

Don Mossi (12-9) pitched a 3-hitter, singled and scored the winning run in the 7th inning, and hit his first major league home run, a solo blast in the 9th to lead the Detroit Tigers over the Kansas City Athletics 4-0 before 9,500 fans at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City. Losing pitcher Bud Daley (15-10) allowed 8 hits and 3 runs--all earned--in 8 innings.

Bob Skinner singled home Don Hoak with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in the first game of a doubleheader before 20,015 fans at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. Dick Stuart doubled home Mr. Hoak and Bill Virdon with 1 out in the bottom of the 10th to give the Pirates a 7-6 win in the second game to complete the sweep. Philadelphia manager Eddie Sawyer was ejected by home plate umpire Al Barlick during the pre-game meeting before the second game, claiming that the amount of time between games was less than regulation. The Phillies responded by scoring 5 runs in the top of the 1st, and held a 5-0 lead until the Pirates scored a run in the 7th, 2 in the 8th, and 1 in the 9th to send the game to extra innings. Ed Bouchee led off the 10th with a home run to give Philadelphia the lead, but Mr. Hoak singled to lead off the bottom of the inning, and Mr. Virdon drew a base on balls with 1 out.

Errors by third baseman Jackie Brandt and first baseman Willie McCovey allowed the Los Angeles Dodgers to score 2 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning and defeat the San Francisco Giants 7-6 before 44,391 fans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, moving to within . Mr. Brandt singled home Daryl Spencer in the top of the 9th to give the Giants a 6-5 lead, but he made an error on a ground ball by Charlie Neal with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th, and Wally Moon followed with a run-scoring triple. Mr. McCovey made an error on a ground ball by pinch hitter Norm Larker, allowing Mr. Moon to score the winning run.

40 years ago
1969

Hit parade

#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): In the Ghetto--Elvis Presley (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Rhodesia (Lyons Maid): Bad Moon Rising--Creedence Clearwater Revival

#1 single in France: Alors je chante--Rika Zaraï (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Lisa dagli occhi blu--Mario Tessuto (8th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): In the Ghetto--Elvis Presley

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): When the Fields are White with Daisies--Sean Dunphy

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Honky Tonk Women--The Rolling Stones (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)--Zager & Evans

Australia's Top 10 (Go-Set)
1 In the Ghetto--Elvis Presley (2nd week at #1)
2 In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)--Zager & Evans
3 Honky Tonk Women/You Can't Always Get What You Want--The Rolling Stones
4 The Ballad of John and Yoko/Old Brown Shoe--The Beatles
5 Give Peace a Chance--Plastic Ono Band
6 Spinning Wheel--Blood, Sweat & Tears
7 My Sentimental Friend--Herman's Hermits
8 Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town--Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
9 Dear Prudence--Doug Parkinson in Focus
10 Along Came Jones--Ray Stevens

Singles entering the chart were A Boy Named Sue by Johnny Cash (#20); Part Three Into Paper Walls/The Girl that I Love by Russell Morris (#25); Something in the Air by Thunderclap Newman (#37); and Love Theme from "Romeo and Juliet" by Henry Mancini, his Orchestra and Chorus (#40).

Netherlands Top 10 (De Nederlandse Top 40)
1 In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)--Zager & Evans (3rd week at #1)
2 Saved by the Bell--Robin Gibb
3 Venus--Shocking Blue
4 Honky Tonk Women--The Rolling Stones
5 Ruby Don't Take Your Love to Town--Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
6 Don't Forget to Remember--The Bee Gees
7 Scarlet Ribbons--The Cats
8 Ma Belle Amie--Tee-Set
9 In the Ghetto--Elvis Presley
10 Je t'aime...mon non plus--Jane Birkin avec Serge Gainsbourg

Singles entering the chart were Bloody Mary by Tom & Dick (#22); Pinch Me by Ohio Express (#35); A Boy Named Sue by Johnny Cash (#38); and I Can't See Nobody by Marbles (#39).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 Honky Tonk Women--The Rolling Stones (2nd week at #1)
2 A Boy Named Sue--Johnny Cash
3 Sugar, Sugar--The Archies
4 Put a Little Love in Your Heart--Jackie DeShannon
5 Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)--Neil Diamond
6 Get Together--The Youngbloods
7 Green River--Creedence Clearwater Revival
8 In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)--Zager & Evans
9 Lay Lady Lay--Bob Dylan
10 Crystal Blue Persuasion--Tommy James and the Shondells

Singles entering the chart were What's the Use of Breaking Up by Jerry Butler (#64); Sugar on Sunday by the Clique (#78); Daddy's Little Man by O.C. Smith (#83); By the Time I Get to Phoenix by Isaac Hayes (#88); No One for Me to Turn To by the Spiral Starecase (#89); I Want You to Know by the New Colony Six (#90); Sad Girl by the Intruders (#91); The Ways to Love a Man by Tammy Wynette (#96); Black Berries (Part 1) by the Isley Brothers (#99); and Get Off My Back Woman by B.B. King (#100).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Honky Tonk Women--The Rolling Stones (3rd week at #1)
2 A Boy Named Sue--Johnny Cash
3 Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)--Neil Diamond
4 Put a Little Love in Your Heart--Jackie DeShannon
5 Sugar, Sugar--The Archies
6 Green River--Creedence Clearwater Revival
7 Get Together--The Youngbloods
8 Lay Lady Lay--Bob Dylan
9 Laughing--The Guess Who
10 Polk Salad Annie--Tony Joe White

Singles entering the chart were Rain by Jose Feliciano (#75); Don't Forget to Remember by the Bee Gees (#76); Carry Me Back by the Rascals (#77); Don't it Make You Want to Go Home by Joe South and the Believers (#79); Hook and Sling (Part 1) by Eddie Bo (#81); Black Berries (Part 1) by the Isley Brothers (#85); Máh-Ná-Mah-Ná (#87); We Gotta All Get Together by Paul Revere and the Raiders (#88); Runnin' Blue by the Doors (#90); Oh How Happy by Blinky & Edwin Starr (#93); Armstrong by John Stewart (#95); MacArthur Park by Waylon Jennings and the Kimberlys (#96); Sausalito (Is the Place to Go) by Ohio Express (#97); and Tracy by the Cuff Links (#99). Máh-Ná-Mah-Ná was taken from the soundtrack of the movie Sweden Heaven and Hell (1968).

Canada's Top 10 (RPM)
1 When I Die--Motherlode (2nd week at #1)
2 Laughing--The Guess Who
3 A Boy Named Sue--Johnny Cash
4 Honky Tonk Women--The Rolling Stones
5 Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)--Neil Diamond
6 Sugar, Sugar--The Archies
7 Get Together--The Youngbloods
8 Give Peace a Chance--Plastic Ono Band
9 Canadian Pacific--George Hamilton IV
10 Lay Lady Lay--Bob Dylan

Singles entering the chart were Don't Forget to Remember by the Bee Gees (#78); Carry Me Back by the Rascals (#79); What's the Use of Breaking Up by Jerry Butler (#83); Black Berries (Part 1) by the Isley Brothers (#85); We Gotta All Get Together by Paul Revere and the Raiders (#86); Runnin' Blue by the Doors (#94); Máh-Ná-Mah-Ná (#97); Sad Girl by the Intruders (#99); and Tracy by the Cuff Links (#100).

Calgary's Top 10 (Glenn's Music)
1 Honky Tonk Women--The Rolling Stones
2 Sugar, Sugar--The Archies
3 Lay Lady Lay--Bob Dylan
4 The Ballad of John and Yoko--The Beatles
5 Give Peace a Chance--Plastic Ono Band
6 Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town--Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
7 Get Together--The Youngbloods
8 Polk Salad Annie--Tony Joe White
9 Soul Deep--The Box Tops
10 In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)--Zager and Evans
Pick hit of the week: Change of Heart--Dennis Yost and the Classics IV

Soul Deep was the third hit by the Box Tops to have been written by Wayne Carson Thompson; the others were The Letter and Neon Rainbow.

Died on this date
Stew Bolen, 66
. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Bolen played with the St. Louis Browns (1926-1927) and Philadelphia Phillies (1931-1932), compiling a record of 3-13 with an earned run average of 6.09 in 41 games. He played 15 seasons in the minor leagues from 1924-1939, winning at least 190 games. His best years were with the Baltimore Orioles of the Class AA International League (1928-1930), posting respective records of 21-16, 19-14, and 19-9.

Tim McKeithan, 62. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. McKeithan played with the Philadelphia Athletics (1932-1934), compiling a record of 1-1 with an earned run average of 7.36 in 10 games. He was 13-16 with a 5.08 ERA in 75 games in the minor leagues from 1933-1935. Mr. McKeithan was fatally shot in the stomach; Britt Teseniar, 53, was charged with murder.

Baseball
The Seattle Pilots traded outfielder Tommy Davis to the Houston Astros for outfielders Danny Walton and Sandy Valdespino. Mr. Davis was batting .271 with 6 home runs and 80 runs batted in in 123 games with Seattle in 1969. Mr. Walton batted .332 with 25 home runs and 119 runs batted in in 132 games with the Oklahoma City 89ers of the AAA American Association in 1969, and was named Minor League Player of the Year by The Sporting News. Mr. Valdespino was batting .244 with no home runs and 12 RBIs in 41 games with Houston and .275 with no homers and 16 RBIs in 43 games with Oklahoma City in 1969.

The Washington Senators overcame second baseman Tim Cullen’s errors on 3 consecutive ground balls to beat the Oakland Athletics 11-3 before 10,553 fans at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium in Washington. Frank Howard led the attack with 4 hits (including his 41st home run of the season) and his first stolen base in 3 years as the Senators took an 11-0 lead, before Mr. Cullen's errors allowed the Athletics to score 3 unearned runs in the 8th inning. Dick Bosman started on the mound for Washington and allowed 4 hits in 6 innings to get the win, improving his 1969 record to 11-5.

Dick Drago (7-11) pitched a 6-hitter to win the pitchers' duel over Stan Bahnsen (7-13), who allowed 4 hits and 2 runs--1 earned--in 7 innings as the Kansas City Royals scored both runs in the 6th inning and shut out the New York Yankees 2-0 before 10,121 fans at Yankee Stadium.

Luis Aparicio doubled home Walt Williams and scored on a single by Woodie Held with 1 out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the Chicago White Sox a 6-5 win over the Cleveland Indians before 3,573 fans at White Sox Park. The Indians led 5-1 after 6½ innings, but the White Sox scored 3 in the 7th to make the score 5-4. Mr. Williams batted 4 for 5 with 3 runs and a run batted in, while Mr. Aparicio was 3 for 5 with 3 RBIs. Lou Klimchock played the first 6 innings at first base for Cleveland, batting 3 for 3 with a double and 2 RBIs.

The Boston Red Sox took a 7-0 lead and withstood a 5-run 7th-inning rally to defeat the Minnesota Twins 7-5 before 19,917 fans at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington. Boston second baseman Mike Andrews batted 3 for 4 with a base on balls, home run, 2 runs, and 3 runs batted in, with Tony Conigliaro and Syd O'Brien also homering for Boston, allowing Jim Nash to improve his 1969 record to 10-2 despite allowing 5 earned runs in the 7th.

The Chicago Cubs scored 4 runs in the first 2 innings and held on to defeat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 before 26,630 fans at Atlanta Stadium. Larry Maxie, the third of four Atlanta pitchers, allowed 1 hit, 1 run--earned--with 1 base on balls and 1 strikeout in 2 innings in his first major league game.

Donn Clendenon hit a solo home run with 2 out in the top of the 10th inning to break a 2-2 tie as the New York Mets edged the San Francisco Giants 3-2 before 14,436 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, remaining 3½ games behind the first-place Cubs in the National League East Division pennant race. San Francisco first baseman Willie McCovey doubled into an inning-ending double play in the 9th inning. Bob Burda singled with 1 out, and Mr. McCovey doubled down the left field line. New York catcher Jerry Grote waited casually at home plate as though no throw was coming, but left fielder Rod Gaspar threw to him, and Mr. Grote tagged out Mr. Burda. Mr. Grote, apparently thinking there were 3 out, rolled the ball back to the mound; Mr. Clendenon, the first baseman, picked up the ball and threw to third baseman Bobby Pfeil, who tagged out Mr. McCovey at third base.

Claude Osteen (18-11) allowed 4 hits in 7 2/3 innings before leaving with a pulled groin muscle winning the pitchers' duel over Jerry Johnson (6-11) as the Los Angeles Dodgers shut out the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 before 35,753 fans at Dodger Stadium. Mr. Osteen batted 2 for 3, and singled as part of a 2-run 5th inning.

30 years ago
1979


Died on this date
Jean Seberg, 40
. U.S. actress. Miss Seberg began her movie career by playing the title role in Saint Joan (1957) after being chosen as the winner of a nationwide talent search. The film bombed, with Miss Seberg's performance being heavily criticized. She moved to France and became a star of French New Wave Films such as À bout de souffle (Breathless) (1960). Miss Seberg primarily made movies in Europe in the 1960s and '70s, making the occasional Hollywood film such as Paint Your Wagon (1969). She supported fashionable liberal causes, and her support for the Black Panthers led the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation to conduct a campaign of surveillance and disinformation about her as part of their CONTELPRO program. A false story created by the FBI claimed that Miss Seberg was pregnant with the child of a black panther, and she blamed the lie for her premature labour and death of her daughter at the age of two days. Miss Seberg reportedly never recovered from the FBI's harassment, which continued through the 1970s, and she was found dead on the back seat of her car in Paris on September 8, 1979, nine days after disappearing from her home. Paris police ruled her death a probable suicide from an overdose of barbiturates, but conspiracy theories abound. Miss Seberg's second husband, French writer Romain Gary, blamed the FBI for Miss Seberg's death.

Terrorism
Two suspected members of the Irish Republican Army were charged with the murder on August 27 of Lord Louis Mountbatten.

Scandal
U.S. presidential aide Richard Harden was alleged to have perjured himself in testimony to the grand jury investigating a supposed plan to fix the legal problems of fugitive financier Robert Vesco.

Oil
The chief of Iran’s national oil company in Tehran said that the shipment of two million gallons of diesel oil and kerosene bought from the United States wasn’t needed, and would instead be sold at a higher price on the world market.

Business
Chrysler Corporation’s two top executives, president Lee Iacocca and chairman John Riccardo, announced that they would reduce their salaries to $1 a year for two years unless the company returned to profitability before then.

Labour
The United Auto Workers picked General Motors as a "target company" in negotiations for a new contract that would set the pace for other auto industry agreements in the fall.

Disasters
A Peruvian cargo ship travelling down the Mississippi River veered out of control and rammed a butane tank barge, setting off a huge fireball and killing four people.

Tennis
In a classic, tumultuous second-round United States Open match, notorious Ilie Nastase lost to infamous John McEnroe in four sets after Nastase had been held in default by the umpire only to be reinstated by the referee. Both players hurled invectives at each other in the televised night match and play was delayed some 20 minutes while fans erupted, tossing beer cans and other trash on the court.



25 years ago
1984


Space
The U.S. space shuttle Discovery lifted off on its maiden voyage from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The crew of 6 included Judy Resnick, the second American woman in space.

Baseball
The Montreal Expos, in fifth place in the National League East Division with a record of 64-67, fired manager Bill Virdon and replaced him with Jim Fanning.

20 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Swing the Mood--Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Licence to Kill--Gladys Knight (6th week at #1)

At the movies
Les noces de papier (The Paper Wedding), directed by Michel Brault and starring Geneviève Bujold, Manuel Aranguiz, and Dorothée Berryman, received its premiere screening.

Died on this date
Seymour Krim, 67
. U.S. writer. Mr. Krim was a writer of the "Beat Generation" in the 1950s and '60s, writing reviews and essays for various newspapers and magazines. He committed suicide with an overdose of barbiturates after years of declining health.

World events
The U. S. State Department advised American citizens in Colombia to consider leaving that country. 11,000 people had been arrested since the August 18 assassination by hitmen of presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galan.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (4-4) 19 @ Edmonton (7-1) 45

31,667 fans at Commonwealth Stadium saw the Eskimos score 31 points in the 4th quarter to beat the Roughriders. Tracy Ham threw touchdown passes to Craig Ellis and Keith Wright, ran for another touchdown, and handed off to Michael Soles for another touchdown on the game’s last play. The Eskimos rolled up 228 yards rushing, led by Reggie Taylor’s 79 yards on 12 carries. Jeff Fairholm scored both Saskatchewan touchdowns, one on a 58-yard pass from Tom Burgess in the second quarter, and the other on a 42-yard pass from Kent Austin in the fourth quarter. He finished with 5 receptions for 129 yards. The Eskimos amassed 32 first downs and 435 yards in net offense. The Edmonton defense snagged four interceptions off the Roughrider quarterbacks; three of the picks were by Enis Jackson, and the other was by Larry Wruck.

CIAU
Alberta (0-1) 9 @ British Columbia (1-0) 18

Jim Stewart rushed 28 times for 180 yards as the Thunderbirds rolled up 26 first downs and 427 yards net offense at Thunderbird Stadium in Vancouver. The only UBC touchdown came on a 1-yard run by Scott Findlay with 1:22 left in the game. Roger Hennig converted and added 3 field goals and 2 singles. The Golden Bears, who picked up just 7 first downs, scored on a 58-yard pass from Jeff Steinberg to Jason Whaley, converted by Steve Kasowski.

10 years ago
1999


Died on this date
Warren Huston, 85
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Huston was an infielder with the Philadelphia Athletics (1937) and Boston Braves (1944), batting .165 with no home runs and 4 runs batted in in 71 games. He played at least 4 seasons in the minor leagues from 1938-1945.

World events
Residents of East Timor voted to secede from Indonesia in a referendum sponsored by the United Nations.

Baseball
Second baseman Edgardo Alfonzo batted 6 for 6 with 3 home runs and a double, 6 runs, and 5 runs batted in to lead the New York Mets to a 17-1 rout of the Houston Astros before 28,032 fans at the Astrodome.

Barry Bonds' second home run of the game, a 2-run blow with none out in the bottom of the 11th inning, gave the San Francisco Giants a 6-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies before 13,193 fans at 3Com Park at Candlestick Point in San Francisco.

August 29, 2009

1,070 years ago
939


Died on this date
Kangzong
. Emperor of China, 935-939; Li Chunyan. Empress of China, 935-939. Kangzong, born Wang Jipeng, aka Wang Chang, succeeded his father Emperor Huizong on the throne of the Min dynasty. He came out on the losing end of a power struggle, and he and Empress Li, their sons, and Wang Jigong were executed. Kangzong was succeeded as Emperor by Jingzong.

1,000 years ago
1009


Disasters
Mainz Cathedral suffered extensive damage from a fire, which destroyed the building on the day of its inauguration.

240 years ago
1769


Died on this date
Edmond Hoyle, 96 or 97
. U.K. author. Mr. Hoyle published various books of rules of card games and other games, inspiring the phrase "according to Hoyle."

210 years ago
1799


Died on this date
Pius VI, 81
. Roman Catholic Pope, 1775-1799. Pius VI, born Count Giovanni Angelo Braschi, succeeded Clement XIV. Pius VI was Pope during and after the French Revolution; he condemned the revolution and the resulting suppression of the Gallican Church. Pius VI refused to renounce papal authority in the face of invading French troops in 1798, and was taken prisoner and eventually taken into exile in France, where he died six weeks after his arrival. He was succeeded as Pope by Pius VII.

200 years ago
1809


Born on this date
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
U.S. physician and writer. Dr. Holmes advocated medical reforms such as the improvement of hygiene and the use of the stethoscope, but became better known as one of New England's Fireside Poets. He also wrote prose, including collections of essays such as The Autocrat at the Breakfast-Table (1858). Dr. Holmes died on October 7, 1894 at the age of 85. His son Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902-1932.

140 years ago
1869


Transportation
The Mount Washington Cog Railway opened in Coos County, New Hampshire, making it the world's first mountain-climbing rack railway.

110 years ago
1899


Born on this date
George Denny
. U.S. broadcaster. Mr. Denny was the moderator and producer of the radio program America's Town Meeting of the Air (1935-1952) and was executive director of the League for Political Education (1937-1951). He died of a cerebral hemorrhage on November 11, 1959, at the age of 60.

80 years ago
1929


At the movies
Gold Diggers of Broadway, directed by Roy Del Ruth, and starring Winnie Lightner, Nick Lucas, and others, received its premiere screening in New York City.



75 years ago
1934

Baseball

A capacity crowd at Shibe Park in Philadelphia witnessed Schoolboy Rowe’s winning streak end at 16 games as the Athletics knocked the rookie sensation out of the box in the 7th inning in defeating the Detroit Tigers 13-5 in the second game of a doubleheader.

70 years ago
1939

Baseball

The Detroit Tigers scored a run in the bottom of the 9th inning off Johnny Murphy to beat the New York Yankees 7-6 before 11,397 fans at Briggs Stadium in Detroit, ending the Yankees’ winning streak at 10. Joe DiMaggio, hitting .403, had tied the game with a 3-run home run in the top of the 9th.

60 years ago
1949

On the radio

Murder By Experts, hosted by John Dickson Carr, on MBS
Today’s episode: It’s Luck that Counts

Literature
The novel Call it Treason by George Howe was published in New York by Viking Press.

Abominations
The U.S.S.R. successfully conducted its first nuclear weapons test, detonating the 22-kiloton RDS-1.

Defense
Military leaders from the U.S.S.R. and other Eastern European countries met in Sofia during sessions of the Council for Economic Mutual Assistance, giving rise to rumours of an impending invasion of Yugoslavia.

Medicine
In the first application of a nuclear device in cancer therapy, a 22-volt belatron was used to treat two cancer patients at the University of Illinois at Chicago hospital.

Agriculture
U.S. President Harry Truman signed a bill authorizing limitation of 1950 cotton acreage to 21 million acres.

Labour
A U.S. federal district court in Honolulu upheld the legality of the government's seizure of Hawaiian docks for the duration of the 121-day-old longshoremen's strike.

50 years ago
1959

Hit parade

#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): The Battle of New Orleans--Johnny Horton (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy: Arrivederci--Don Marino Barreto Jr. (6th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Am Tag, als der Regen kam--Dalida (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Mirror): Only Sixteen--Craig Douglas

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 The Three Bells--The Browns
2 There Goes My Baby--The Drifters
3 Sea of Love--Phil Phillips with the Twilights
4 Lavender-Blue--Sammy Turner
5 A Big Hunk o' Love--Elvis Presley
6 Sleep Walk--Santo & Johnny
7 What'd I Say (Part I)--Ray Charles and his Orchestra
8 I'm Gonna Get Married--Lloyd Price
9 My Heart is an Open Book--Carl Dobkins, Jr.
10 Broken-Hearted Melody--Sarah Vaughan

Singles entering the chart were Mack the Knife by Bobby Darin (#65); Mary Lou by Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks (#70); Sal's Got a Sugar Lip by Johnny Horton (#77); Somethin' Else by Eddie Cochran (#83); Don't Tell Me Your Troubles by Don Gibson (#85); True True Happiness by Johnny Tillotson (#89); No Wheels by the Chordettes (#92); Okefenokee by Freddy Cannon (#93); I'm a Hog for You by the Coasters (#95); The Rockin' Lady (From New Orleans) by Penny Candy (#98); Tres Chic by Geoff Gilmore and the Sheiks (#99); and Billy Boy's Tune (Billy Boy’s Funeral March) by the Three Graces (#100).

Died on this date
Charles Fama, 70
. Italian-born U.S. physician. Dr. Fama, a native of Sicily, moved to New York with his family at the age of 10. He was a medical examiner for New York City's employee pension system, but was best known as a leader of the city's anti-Fascist Italian-American community during World War II. Dr. Fama was a Protestant who wrote and spoke against the Roman Catholic Church, incurring the wrath of Catholics in New York. His works included the booklet, co-written with Augustine Burle, Mussolini's Persecution of Freemasons (1938).

Diplomacy
Japan established diplomatic relations with Hungary for the first time since World War II.

Detailed "continuing cases of aggression" by Communist China in the Northeast Frontier Agency and the Ladakh region of Jammu-Kashmir, Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru told Parliament that China refused to recognize the 1914 McMahon Line.

Football
CFL
IRFU
Ottawa (0-3) 1 @ Hamilton (3-0) 34

WIFU
Winnipeg (3-2) 61 @ Saskatchewan (0-4) 8

Winnipeg quarterback Jim Van Pelt set a record (since broken) with 7 touchdown passes. He was pulled from the game in favour of Kenny Ploen after his sixth touchdown pass, but when it was brought to Bud Grant’s attention that Mr. Van Pelt had a shot at a record, the Blue Bomber head coach put his starter back in. Mr. Ploen threw a touchdown pass of his own during his time at quarterback. Ernie Pitts caught 5 of the touchdown passes (4 from Mr. Van Pelt, 1 from Mr. Ploen), a record yet unequalled.

ORFU
Kitchener-Waterloo (1-2) 13 @ Sarnia (3-0) 14
Detroit (0-3) 20 @ London (2-1) 30

40 years ago
1969


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Bad Moon Rising--Creedence Clearwater Revival (2nd week at #1)

Vancouver's Top 10 (CKLG)
1 Honky Tonk Women--The Rolling Stones (4th week at #1)
2 Sugar, Sugar--The Archies
3 A Boy Named Sue--Johnny Cash
4 Give Peace a Chance--Plastic Ono Band
5 Commotion/Green River--Creedence Clearwater Revival
6 Simple Song of Freedom--Tim Hardin
7 Which Way You Goin' Billy?--The Poppy Family
8 Put a Little Love in Your Heart--Jackie DeShannon
9 My Cherie Amour--Stevie Wonder
10 Goo Goo Barabajagal (Love is Hot)--Donovan with the Jeff Beck Group

Singles entering the chart were Maybe the Rain Will Fall by the Cascades (#23); What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am by Bill Deal & the Rhondels (#27); I'm a Better Man by Engelbert Humperdinck (#28); Lodi by Al Wilson (#29); and This Girl is a Woman Now by Gary Puckett and the Union Gap (#30).

Edmonton's Top 10 (CJCA)
1 Sugar, Sugar--The Archies
2 Honky Tonk Women--The Rolling Stones
3 A Boy Named Sue--Johnny Cash
4 Give Peace a Chance--Plastic Ono Band
5 That's the Way God Planned It--Billy Preston
6 Lay Lady Lay--Bob Dylan
7 True Grit--Glen Campbell
8 Get Together--The Youngbloods
9 In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)--Zager and Evans
10 Goo Goo Barabajagal (Love is Hot)--Donovan with the Jeff Beck Group

Music
Steppenwolf performed at the Edmonton Gardens.

Terrorism
An Arab man and woman with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijacked a TWA jet over southern Italy, diverting the Boeing 707, bound for Athens and Tel Aviv, to Damascus. The 113 passengers and crew, including several Israelis and Americans, were reported safe. The hijacking was described as a counterblow against the U.S. sale of Phantom jet fighters to Israel. It was the 42nd hijacking of an American plane since 1961 and the first outside the western hemisphere.

Politics and government
The Progress Party, led by Kofi Abrefa Busia, won 105 of 140 seats in the Ghanaian parliamentary election. The election was Ghana's first since the 1966 coup which had toppled President Kwame Nkrumah. The National Alliance of Liberals was second with 29 seats, with no other party winning more than 2.

The British and Northern Irish governments announced agreement on a series of civil rights reforms designed to ease the causes of religious strife by ending discrimination against the Roman Catholic minority in Northern Ireland.

Baseball
First baseman Joe Pepitone quit the New York Yankees after being fined $500 for leaving the bench during a game. He returned to the team on September 1.

The Oakland Athletics scored 2 runs in the 8th inning and 3 in the 9th to break a 0-0 tie and defeat the Washington Senators 5-0 before 16,780 fans at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium in Washington. Jim Nash allowed 2 hits in 7 innings and was credited with the win, evening his 1969 record at 7-7. Washington starter Jim Hannan was removed after giving up 6 hits and 6 bases on balls, but no runs in 6 2/3 innings; he was relieved by Barry Moore, who took the loss, dropping to 8-7.

Andy Messersmith (13-8) and Jim McGlothlin (7-12) were the respective winning pitchers as the California Angels swept a doubleheader from the Baltimore Orioles 6-2 and 2-1 before 13,350 fans at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, with Dave McNally (17-5) and Jim Hardin (5-5) taking the losses.

Two sensational catches by rookie outfielder Oscar Gamble in the 9th inning preserved a 2-1 win for the Chicago Cubs over the Atlanta Braves before 36,413 fans at Atlanta Stadium, increasing the Cubs’ lead over the New York Mets in the National League East Division to 3½ games. Bill Hands (16-11) pitched a 6-hitter to win the pitcher's duel over Pat Jarvis (10-9).

Al Oliver doubled home Matty Alou and Roberto Clemente with 2 out in the top of the 10th inning to break a 2-2 tie as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Houston Astros 4-2 before 20,405 fans at the Astrodome. The runs in the 10th inning were unearned, as Mr. Alou had struck out, but reached first base on a passed ball by catcher Johnny Edwards. Bob Moose (9-2) pitched 3 perfect innings in relief of Bob Veale to get the win, while Jim Bouton, in his first start in a Houston uniform since being acquired from the Seattle Pilots, pitched a 9-hit complete game defeat, striking out 11 batters.

Juan Marichal (16-9) pitched a 4-hitter and Bobby Bonds hit a 3-run home run to climax a 4-run 1st inning as the San Francisco Giants shut out the New York Mets 4-0 before 13,843 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

Al Santorini (6-12) pitched a 2-hitter and the San Diego Padres scored all their runs in the 3rd inning as they shut out the Montreal Expos 3-0 before 3,822 fans at San Diego Stadium.

30 years ago
1979


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): I Don't Like Mondays--The Boomtown Rats (4th week at #1)

Diplomacy
The U.S.A. called on Israel to halt its pre-emptive strikes against southern Lebanon, and called on the Palestine Liberation Organization to end its attacks on Israel and withdraw from the border area.

Crime
Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald, 35, was convicted of the 1970 killing of his pregnant wife and two young daughters when he was a Green Beret captain at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. According to the prosecution, Dr. MacDonald had a fight with his wife on February 17, 1970, and became so enraged that he killed her in a "brief, tragic moment," killed his older daughter while in the rage, and later decided that he would have to kill the younger daughter in order to establish a defense. Dr. MacDonald had claimed that his apartment had been invaded by at least four young people who chanted, "Acid is groovy, kill the pigs." He said he was wakened by screams and was beaten and stabbed by two young men. The prosecution contended that Dr. MacDonald inflicted wounds upon himself to support his story, and introduced a blood-stained issue of Esquire magazine found in the living room that contained an article about the Charles Manson "family," who had murdered actress Sharon Tate and others in August 1969.

Football
CFL
Montreal (4-3) 29 @ Ottawa (3-3-1) 31

Martin Cox, playing his first game in the Canadian Football League, caught 7 passes for 180 yards and 3 touchdowns to lead the Rough Riders’ attack as they edged the Alouettes at Lansdowne Park. Defensive back Dickie Harris returned a Gerry Organ punt 59 yards for one of the Montreal touchdowns.

Baseball
Rick Manning singled home Mike Hargrove from second base with 2 out to climax a 5-run 9th-inning rally as the Cleveland Indians beat the Seattle Mariners 5-4 in the first game of a doubleheader before 6,598 fans at Cleveland Stadium. A 2-run home run by Toby Harrah in the 3rd inning held up for a 2-1 win for the Indians in the second game to complete the sweep, as Rick Waits allowed 6 hits and 1 earned run in 7 1/3 innings to win the pitcher's duel over Wayne Twitchell, who allowed 4 hits and 2 earned runs in 6 innings.

The Kansas City Royals scored 5 runs in the 1st inning, 4 in the 3rd, and 8 in the 4th as they blasted the Milwaukee Brewers 18-8 before 22,761 fans at Royals Stadium. Each team hit 3 home runs. Milwaukee third baseman Sal Bando moved to the mound as a relief pitcher for the 4th through 6th innings, followed by second baseman Jim Gantner for an inning, and catcher Buck Martinez for an inning. Mr. Bando, who finished the game at second base, allowed 3 hits and 2 runs--both earned--in 3 innings, while Mr. Gantner allowed 2 hits in a scoreless 7th inning and Mr. Martinez allowed 1 hit, 1 base on balls, and 1 run--earned--in the 8th.

Scott McGregor pitched an 8-hitter for the Baltimore Orioles as they shut out the Minnesota Twins 4-0 in the first game of a doubleheader before 11,470 fans at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington. Eddie Murray hit 3 consecutive home runs and drove in all the Baltimore runs in the second game as the Orioles won 7-5 to complete the sweep.

George Scott's 3-run home run opened the scoring in a 5-run 2nd inning for the New York Yankees as they overcame a 3-0 deficit and defeated the Texas Rangers 7-5 before 18,117 fans at Arlington Stadium. Mr. Scott's homer was his first since being acquired from the Kansas City Royals three days earlier, and was the 271st and last of his 14-year major league career.

25 years ago
1984

Died on this date
Tommie Douglas Benefield
. U.S. test pilot. Colonel Benefield was killed and two other crewmen injured in the crash of a prototype of the B-1 bomber in the Mojave Desert in California. Although the United States Air Force offered no immediate explanation for the accident, there were reports that the B-1 had veered to avoid a plane filming the test flight, lost power, and crashed. The crew ejected in an escape capsule, which struck the ground hard, causing the death of Col. Benefield. The crash, the first ever in 127 test flights of B-1 prototypes, was not expected to delay the bomber program, although production of the plane was expected to continue to face opposition from some members of Congress.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the index of leading economic indicators fell 0.8% in July--the second straight monthly decline--and that the U.S. trade deficit in July had been a record $14.06 billion.

Baseball
Bob Brenly’s inside-the-park home run in the 11th inning gave the San Francisco Giants a 4-3 win over the Montreal Expos at Olympic Stadium in Montreal. The Giants had tied the game with 2 out in the 9th on an error by Expos’ third baseman Tim Wallach. For the second time in recent games, Expos’ mascot Youppi was ejected.

Rick Sutcliffe won his 11th straight decision as the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-2 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Mr. Sutcliffe improved his record to 13-1 since joining the Cubs earlier in the season from the Cleveland Indians.

20 years ago
1989


Politics and government
The Iranian parliament approved all 22 cabinet nominees of new President Hojatolislam Hashemi Rafsanjani. The move was seen as a strong endorsement of a shift toward less radical policies.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the U.S. economy grew at a 2.7% annual rate in the second quarter of 1989, much higher than the previous 1.7% estimate.

Football
CFL
Toronto (4-4) 6 @ Winnipeg (4-4) 34

Winnipeg quarterback Sean Salisbury threw 2 touchdown passes to Ken Winey and 1 to Jeff Smith, and backup quarterback Lee Saltz completed a touchdown pass to Perry Tuttle. Argo quarterback Gilbert Renfroe completed just 13 of 34 passes, and threw 4 interceptions; John Congemi was no better in relief, completing 2 of 6 passes with 2 interceptions. Two of the Blue Bomber interceptions were by Rod Hill, giving him 6 for the season. The Blue Bomber defense held Gill Fenerty to 7 yards rushing on 4 carries.

CIAU
Calgary (1-0) 22 @ Manitoba (0-1) 10

Baseball
The Chicago Cubs, trailing 9-0 after 5 innings, came back to beat the Houston Astros 10-9 in 10 innings before 25,829 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Outfielder Dwight Smith, who had entered the game as a defensive replacement, drove in 3 runs, including the tying and winning runs, and threw out a runner at home plate.

10 years ago
1999

Baseball

Albert Belle batted 4 for 5 with 4 doubles, 3 runs, and 3 runs batted in to help the Baltimore Orioles defeat the Detroit Tigers 11-4 before 37,911 fans in the Orioles' last game at Tiger Stadium.

The Montreal Expos scored 5 runs in the 5th inning and 3 in the 6th as they came back from a 5-0 deficit to defeat the Cincinnati Reds 8-6 before 10,291 fans at Olympic Stadium.

Chipper Jones hit a solo home run with 1 out in the top of the 12th inning to break a 3-3 tie as the Atlanta Braves defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 before 45,559 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis.

Phil Nevin led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a single and scored on a sacrifice fly by Dave Magadan to give the San Diego Padres a 5-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers before 22,997 fans at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. The Padres scored single runs in each of the last 3 innings. Buddy Carlyle made his major league debut as the Padres' starting pitcher, allowing 2 hits and 4 runs--1 earned--in 7 innings, with 2 bases on balls and 5 strikeouts, and batting 1 for 1 with a base on balls and a run.