850 years ago
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
German and Slovakian forces invaded Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II.
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.
German Fuehrer Adolf Hitler signed an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
#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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
#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).
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.
The death toll was reported at over 1,000 when the Dominican Republic was battered by Hurricane David.
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
Married on this date
Happy Anniversary, Donna and Will Morrow!
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.
The Toronto-based and Toronto-centric Canadian cable sports network TSN was launched.
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
#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
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.
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.
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.
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