Tuesday, 29 September 2009

September 30, 2009

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Chuck Chandler and Connie Legrand!

1,520 years ago
489


War
The Ostrogoths under King Theoderic the Great defeated the forces of Odoacer for the second time in the Battle of Verona in northern Italy.

610 years ago
1399


Britannica
Henry IV was proclaimed King of England, replacing the deposed Richard II.

320 years ago
1689


Born on this date
Jacques Aubert
. French musician and composer. Mr. Aubert was the first violinist at the Paris Opéra from 1728-1752. His compositions included operas and ballets. Mr. Aubert died on May 19, 1753 at the age of 68.

80 years ago
1929


Politics and government
Liberal Party candidate Andrew McMaster, appointed Treasurer on September 12 in the Quebec government of Premier Louis-Alexandre Taschereau, won a by-election in the riding of Compton, defeating Conserviative Party candidate Albert Pomeroy 2,270-2,026. The by-election followed the appointment of Liberal MLA Jacob Nicol to the Legislative Council.

Cycling
A six-day race, covering 143 hours, took place at the Montreal Forum.

75 years ago
1934


Baseball
Dizzy Dean shut out the Cincinnati Reds 9-0 for his 30th win of the season to clinch the National League pennant for the St. Louis Cardinals. 35,274 showed up at Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis to see the Cardinals record their 20th win in their last 25 games.

The New York Giants, who had led the National League for most of the season, lost 8-5 in 10 innings to the Brooklyn Dodgers.

The Washington Nationals defeated the New York Yankees 5-3 at Griffith Stadium in Washington in Babe Ruth’s 2,084th and last game as a Yankee. He batted 0 for 3 and cried when he left the field after flying out to center field in his last at bat. Yankees’ first baseman Lou Gehrig was 3 for 4 to edge out Detroit’s Charlie Gehringer for the American League batting title, enabling Mr. Gehrig to win the triple crown. Orville Armbrust pitched 7 innings for the Nationals to record his only major league win.

70 years ago
1939


On television today
The Fordham University Rams (1-0) defeated the Waynesburg University Yellow Jackets (1-1) 34-7 at Triborough Stadium in New York in the first American football game to be televised, on the NBC station W2XBS, with Bill Stern announcing the game by himself.

Politics and government
President Władysław Raczkiewicz named General Władysław Sikorski Prime Minister of the Polish Government in exile in Paris.

Football
CRU
WIFU
Calgary (3-4) 6 @ Winnipeg (7-0) 25
Edmonton (1-6) 7 @ Regina (3-4) 8

Andy Bieber scored 2 touchdowns and Wayne Sheley and Mel Wilson each scored a touchdown for the Blue Bombers as they beat the Bronks at Osborne Stadium.

Toar Springstein's single on a missed field goal attempt in the last minute of the game gave the Roughriders their win over the Eskimos at park de Young. Vince Yatchek scored the Edmonton touchdown on a 45-yard fumble return; Gordon Gelhaye converted.

Canadian university-high school
Exhibition
Strathcona High School 0 @ University of Alberta 0

1,200 fans witnessed the fumble-filled game between the Golden Bears and Strathcona High at Varsity Stadium in Edmonton.

Baseball
The Washington Nationals, behind the pitching of rookie Joe Haynes, beat the Philadelphia Athletics 9-5 before 1,000 fans at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. Al Brancato hit his first major league home run for the Athletics. Elmer Valo, in his first major league game, entered the game as a pinch hitter and drew a base on balls, but official scorer Red Smith later removed Mr. Valo’s name from the box score at the request of Philadelphia manager Connie Mack because Mr. Valo had not signed a major league contract.

60 years ago
1949


World events
The Berlin Airlift, supplying necessities to residents of West Berlin who were under a Soviet blockade, came to an end. Since June 1948, 277,000 flights had been made; more than 2 million tons of goods—of which coal accounted for about two thirds—were delivered. By the time the blockade ended in May 1949, an average of 8,000 tons was being flown in daily.



Diplomacy
Poland and Hungary followed the U.S.S.R. in severing their mutual aid and friendship agreements with Yugoslavia.

Defense
The U.S. Army issued a new racial equality plan, opening new training opportunities for Negroes, but retaining segregated units.

Politics and government
Mao Tse-tung (Mao Zedong) was named chairman of the People's Republic of China's People's Consultative Council, an organ supervising the government's executive functions. Deputy chairmen included General Chu Teh, Liu Shao-chi, and Madame Sun Yat-sen.

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities charged that University of Minnesota physics professor Joseph Weinberg had passed atomic secrets to a Soviet agent during World War II as a mysterious "Scientist X." Professor Weinberg immediately denied the allegation.

Scandal
Eleanor Patenôtre pled guilty in New York to income tax evasion, and paid the government $2 million in taxes owed on money she received from the sale of her interest in the Philadelphia Inquirer in 1930.

Labour
United Mine Workers of America President John L. Lewis ordered 102,000 striking miners, employed in pits which produced coal for heating, to return to work.

The Congress of Industrial Organizations United Rubber Workers union ended a 35-day strike against B.F. Goodrich Company, after accepting an increase in company contributions to existing pension and insurance plans.

Leaders of the CIO Farm Equipment Workers union ended a four-day meeting in Chicago after agreeing to merge with the United Electrical Workers union in defiance of CIO orders to merge with the United Auto Workers of America.

Baseball
In a strange game before 10,089 fans at Griffith Stadium in Washington, the Washington Nationals outhit the Boston Red Sox 18-5, but left 11 men on base, allowed 14 bases on balls, and lost 11-9. The Nationals scored 2 runs in the 9th inning against Boston’s Ellis Kinder, but Sam Mele grounded into a game-ending double play. Jake Early caught the first 3 innings for Washington, drawing a base on balls and scoring in his only plate appearance, making 3 putouts and allowing a passed ball in the 747th and last game of his 9-year major league career. Washington pinch hitter Buddy Lewis walked in the 9th inning in the 1,349th and last game of his 11-year major league career.

Dick Fowler pitched a 4-hitter to improve his 1949 record to 15-11 and Ferris Fain hit a 3-run home run off Ed Lopat in the 3rd inning as the Philadelphia Athletics beat the New York Yankees 4-1 before 14,802 fans at Yankee Stadium, dropping the second-place Yankees 1 game behind the Red Sox in the American League pennant race with 2 games remaining for each team. Ben Chapman added a solo homer for the Athletics against Mr. Lopat, who dropped to 15-10. Wally Hood, the fourth and last New York pitcher, allowed no hits and no runs in 2 innings, walking 1 batter, striking out 2, and throwing a wild pitch in his second and last major league game. Fenton Mole pinch hit for him and grounded into a double play in the 9th inning in his 10th and last major league game.

Ralph Kiner hit his 54th home run of the season, a tremendous drive over the scoreboard in left field, to provide the deciding run as the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 before 9,416 fans at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. The homer, which gave the Pirates a 3-0 lead, was Mr. Kiner’s 16th in September, a National League record for a single month. The Reds rallied for 2 runs in the 9th, but Bob Chesnes (7-13) retired Ted Kluszewski on a ground ball to third base to preserve his 4-hitter. Herm Wehmeier (11-12) pitched a 9-hit complete game defeat.

50 years ago
1959


Died on this date
Henry Barwell, 82
. Australian politician. Sir Henry was a member of the Liberal Union Party when he entered the South Australia House of Assembly in 1915, representing Stanley. He became Attorney General in 1917 and took office as Premier of South Australia in 1920, succeeding the late Archibald Peake. Sir Henry received criticism for advocating the importation of black labour into the northern areas of Australia, and for his policies of small government and wage restraint. His government was defeated in the 1924 election, and Sir Henry remained as Leader of the Opposition until he was appointed to the Senate in 1925, sitting with the Nationalist Party and representing South Australia until 1928. He served as South Australia's Agent-General in London from 1928-1933, and didn't return to Australia until 1940.

Literature
Up from Liberalism by William F. Buckley, Jr. was published in New York by McDowell, Obolensky Inc.

War
Reiterating charges of North Vietnamese involvement, Laotian Foreign Minister Khamphan Panya appealed to the Untied Nations General Assembly for UN protection against the Pathet Lao revolt.

Diplomacy
U.S.S.R. Premier Nikita Khrushchev told welcoming Chinese leaders in Peking (Beijin) that "we must make alll efforts to create conditions for the establishment of world peace."

Defense
French Foreign Minister Maurice Couve de Merville indicated that France would proceed with plans to conduct a nuclear test in the Sahara desert.

Politics and government
Southern Cameroons leaders appealed to the United Nations General Assembly's Trusteeship Committee to delay until 1962 a plebiscite on the future of the British trust territory.

Medicine
Dr. Ernest Barsamian of Harvard University reported the successful transplantation and revival of puppy hearts to the bodies of adult dogs in 48 experimental operations.

Agriculture
The Cuban Sugar Stabilization Institute announced the sale of 330,000 long tons of raw sugar to the U.S.S.R.

Labour
U.S. Dwight D. Eisenhower conferred with steel industry executives and leaders of the United Steel Workers of America at separate meetings in the White House, persuading them to renew negotiations to end the steel strike.

Football
CFL
The Saskatchewan Roughriders fired head coach George Terlep. The Roughriders finished third in the WIFU in 1958 with a record of 7-7-2, but were 0-9 in 1959 at the time the move was made. Mr. Terlep's replacement was Frank Tripucka, who had quarterbacked the team from 1953-1958, but had then been traded to the Ottawa Rough Riders. He got off to a poor start in Ottawa, and lost his starting job to Russ Jackson.

ORFU
London @ Kitchener-Waterloo: postponed to October 7

40 years ago
1969


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland (Swiss Hitparade): Je t'aime...mon non plus--Jane Birkin avec Serge Gainsbourg (5th week at #1)

Died on this date
Jim Galvin, 62
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Galvin was a catcher who batted 0 for 2 in 2 games as a pinch hitter with the Boston Red Sox in 1930. He played at least 747 games in at least 10 seasons in the minor leagues from 1929-1939. Mr. Galvin was a policeman after his baseball career, and died of cirrhosis of either the heart or liver.

Hank Thompson, 43. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Thompson was a third baseman and outfielder with the Dallas Green Monarchs (1941) and Kansas City Monarchs (1943, 1946-1948) in the Negro Leagues, and the St. Louis Browns (1947) and New York Giants (1949-1956) in the major leagues. He played 933 games in the majors, batting .267 with 129 home runs and 482 runs batted in. Mr. Thompson played with the Giants in the 1951 and 1954 World Series, batting .240 with no homers and 2 RBIs in 9 games. He was one of the stars of the Giants' 4-game upset of the Cleveland Indians in the 1954 World Series, batting .364 (4 for 11), with 7 bases on balls, 6 runs, and 2 RBIs. Mr. Thompson finished his playing career with the Minneapolis Millers of the American Association in 1957. He fell upon hard times in his post-baseball life, and served three years in prison for armed robbery in the mid-1960s. Mr. Thompson then became a law-abiding citizen and helped underprivileged boys Fresno, California, but died the day after suffering a seizure.

Crime
Walter Prokopchuk, 44, was in custody after the Municipal Courts Building in Edmonton was blasted with 14 sticks of dynamite. Police believed the act was done on a dare after a drinking party.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (3-8) 12 @ Hamilton (7-1-1) 17

A questionable decision by Edmonton head coach Neill Armstrong to use rookie Larry Kerychuk as the team's punter contributed to the defeat. Mr. Kerychuk's first attempt at punting was blocked and returned for a touchdown by Billy Ray Locklin as the Tiger-Cats beat the Eskimos before 20,533 fans at Civic Stadium. Mr. Armstrong eventually went back to Roger Kettlewell, who had been doing the punting since the third game of the season. Willie Bethea scored the other touchdown for the Tiger-Cats. The only Eskimo touchdown came on a pass to Tom Nettles from Charlie Fulton, who completed 18 of 37 passes for 244 yards. It was the only touchdown pass of the year for Mr. Fulton, and the second and last touchdown pass of his CFL career.

Baseball
The Atlanta Braves clinched the National League West Division pennant with a 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Phil Niekro picked up his 23rd win of the season with relief help from Hoyt Wilhelm, who retired the last 6 batters. It was the Braves’ 10th straight win.

30 years ago
1979


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): I was Made For Lovin' You--Kiss (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Tu sei l'unica donna per me--Alan Sorrenti (7th week at #1)

Religion
Pope John Paul II continued his tour of Ireland with visits to Clonmacnois, Galway, Knock, Limerick, and Maynooth.

Football
CFL
Montreal (8-3-1) 29 @ Ottawa (5-4-2) 29
Edmonton (9-1-2) 19 @ Calgary (8-3) 26

Keith Baker's second touchdown reception of the game, a 31-yard completion from quarterback Joe Barnes, followed by Don Sweet's convert with 1:29 remaining in the game, gave the Alouettes the tie before 32,669 fans at Lansdowne Park. Mr. Baker, who caught 4 passes for 155 yards, had scored earlier on a 72-yard pass from Mr. Barnes, who also connected with John O'Leary on a 4-yard touchdown strike. The other Montreal touchdown was scored by Dickie Harris on a 104-yard punt return. David Green led the Alouettes' rushing game with 16 carries for 100 yards. Richard Crump, recently acquired from the Calgary Stampeders, carried 17 times for 97 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Rough Riders, while Condredge Holloway threw touchdown passes to Martin Cox and Tony Gabriel.

Willie Burden rushed 2 yards for a touchdown with 1:05 remaining in the game to break a 19-19 tie and hand the Eskimos their first loss of the season before 33,445 fans at McMahon Stadium. The touchdown was set up when Larry Highbaugh of the Eskimos fumbled a Mike McTague punt, and Larry Tittley of the Stampeders recovered. The winning score came less than 2 minutes after the Eskimos had tied the score on a 4-yard pass from Warren Moon to Brian Kelly and a 2-point convert pass from Mr. Moon to Mr. Kelly. Tom Wilkinson was ill with the flu, so Mr. Moon went the distance at quarterback for the first time in his CFL career. He completed 17 of 33 passes for 257 yards and a second-quarter touchdown pass to Waddell Smith. Calgary quarterback Ken Johnson completed 16 of 29 passes for 241 yards and touchdowns to Mr. Burden and Tom Forzani.

Baseball
Willie Stargell drove in 2 runs with a home run and a sacrifice fly to help the Pittsburgh Pirates defeat the Chicago Cubs 5-3 before 42,176 fans at Three Rivers Stadium, clinching the National League East Division pennant. Chicago left fielder Dave Kingman batted 3 for 4 with his 48th homer of the season and a double.

Steve Carlton pitched a 3-hitter and struck out 12 batters to finish the 1979 season with a record of 18-11, outduelling Steve Rogers, who allowed 6 hits and 2 earned runs in 18 innings to drop to 13-12, as the Philadelphia Phillies shut out the Montreal Expos 2-0 before 50,824 fans at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, eliminating the Expos from pennant contention in the NL East Division.

Ozzie Smith drew a base on balls with 1 out in the top of the 10th inning and Gene Tenace followed with a home run to break a 3-3 tie as the San Diego Padres defeated the San Francisco Giants 5-3 before 19,340 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The Padres fired manager Roger Craig after the game. Mr. Craig had replaced Alvin Dark during spring training in 1978 and had led the Padres to their first winning season ever, but in 1979 they dropped to 68-93.

Phil Niekro (21-20) pitched a 6-hitter and drove in a run to help the Atlanta Braves defeat the Cincinnati Reds 7-2 before 50,932 fans at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati. George Foster and Rich Auerbach hit solo home runs for the Reds in the 9th inning to break up the shutout bid of Mr. Niekro, who tied his brother Joe in wins, becoming the only major league pitcher in the 20th century to lead his league in wins and losses in the same season.

Jeff Leonard singled home Craig Reynolds and scored on a sacrifice fly Danny Heep as the Houston Astros scored 2 runs in the 8th inning to overcome a 2-1 deficit and defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 before 46,741 fans at Dodger Stadium. Mr. Reynolds singled as a pinch hitter for Joe Niekro (21-11), who allowed 7 hits and 2 earned runs in 7 innings and was credited with the win. Rick Sutcliffe (17-10) pitched a 7-hit complete game loss.

Jim Spencer drove in 3 runs with a pair of home runs, Graig Nettles added a 2-run homer, and Bobby Murcer drove in 4 runs with a pair of doubles to help the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-2 before 28,150 fans at Yankee Stadium. The Blue Jays fired manager Roy Hartsfield after the game; Mr. Hartsfield, who had managed the Toronto Blue Jays since the franchise’s inception, was fired after 3 straight last-place finishes. In 1979 the Blue Jays posted a record of 53-109, 1 game worse than the Oakland Athletics, and the worst record of any major league team in the 1970s.

Dave Revering tripled home 2 runs with 2 out in the 9th inning to break a 4-4 tie as the Oakland Athletics outlasted the Kansas City Royals 6-5 before 23,842 fans at Royals Stadium. Clint Hurdle tripled home Frank White with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th, but Darrell Porter flied out to left field to end the game.

Jerry Koosman (20-13) pitched a 9-hitter for the Minnesota Twins as they shut out the Milwaukee Brewers 5-0 before 10,277 fans at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington. It was the last game of the year, and the only time all season that the Brewers were shut out, ending their scoring streak at 213 games.

25 years ago
1984


Labour
Major league baseball umpires announced that they would go on strike at the two league championship series scheduled to begin October 2 in an effort to improve their pay and job security and to change the method by which post-season assignments were determined. Major league officials said that the games would go on as scheduled using amateur umpires if necessary.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (9-3-1) 19 @ Toronto (8-4) 31
Ottawa (4-9) 15 @ Saskatchewan (5-7-1) 31

Joe Barnes completed 24 of 38 passes for 366 yards and 2 touchdowns to Terry Greer and another to Lester Brown, and carried 4 times for 37 yards, including a 26-yard touchdown, to lead the Argonauts to the win in front of 35,401 fans at Exhibition Stadium. Tom Clements started at quarterback for the Blue Bombers and completed 20 of 37 passes for 303 yards and touchdowns to Rick House and James Murphy.

Craig Ellis carried 10 times for 45 yards and a touchdown, caught 6 passes for 57, and returned 2 kickoffs for 43 to lead the Roughriders to their third straight win before 24,933 fans at Lansdowne Park. Saskatchewan quarterback Homer Jordan completed 23 of 36 passes for 309 yards and touchdowns to Mike Washington and Chris De France. The Roughriders made 5 interceptions against Ottawa quarterbacks J.C. Watts and Joe Adams. Mr. Watts threw a touchdown pass to Keith Baker, and Mr. Adams completed a touchdown pass to Dave Newman.

Baseball
Mike Witt of the California Angels struck out 10 batters in pitching a perfect game on the last day of the season as the Angels edged the Texas Rangers 1-0 at Arlington Stadium.

The Atlanta Braves held on to defeat the San Diego Padres 4-3 despite giving up a home run in the 9th inning to Eddie Miller. It was Mr. Miller’s only major league home run, and came in his last major league at bat.

The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 as Tony Brewer, the 1984 Pacific Coast League batting champion, hit a home run for the Dodgers in what turned out to be his last major league at bat.

The Philadelphia Phillies lost a doubleheader to the Pittsburgh Pirates to finish the season at 81-81. Phillies’ manager Paul Owens resigned to move back into the front office.

The Milwaukee Brewers blanked the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 in Rene Lachemann’s last game as manager of the Brewers. The team finished last in the American League East Division with a record of 67-94.

20 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Lambada--Kaoma

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Swing The Mood--Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Lambada--Kaoma

#1 single in France (SNEP): Lambada--Kaoma (10th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): Ride on Time--Black Box (4th week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 Girl I'm Gonna Miss You--Milli Vanilli (2nd week at #1)
2 Heaven--Warrant
3 If I Could Turn Back Time--Cher
4 Cherish--Madonna
5 Miss You Much--Janet Jackson
6 18 and Life--Skid Row
7 One--Bee Gees
8 Kisses on the Wind--Neneh Cherry
9 Don't Wanna Lose You--Gloria Estefan
10 Love Song--The Cure

Singles entering the chart were Get on Your Feet by Gloria Estefan (#65); Don't Know Much by Linda Ronstadt (featuring Aaron Neville) (#72); Leave a Light On by Belinda Carlisle (#78); Don't Ask Me Why by Eurythmics (#81); The Angel Song by Great White (#88); Hold On by Donny Osmond (#89); Love Song by Tesla (#90); Edie (Ciao Baby) by the Cult (#93); and I'm a Believer by Giant (#94).

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Girl I'm Gonna Miss You--Milli Vanilli
2 Heaven--Warrant
3 If I Could Turn Back Time--Cher
4 Cherish--Madonna
5 18 and Life--Skid Row
6 Don't Wanna Lose You--Gloria Estefan
7 Miss You Much--Janet Jackson
8 Shower Me with Your Love--Surface
9 One--Bee Gees
10 Mixed Emotions--Rolling Stones

Singles entering the chart were Don't Ask Me Why by Eurythmics (#70); Don't Know Much by Linda Ronstadt (featuring Aaron Neville) (#75); Leave a Light On by Belinda Carlisle (#80); Get on Your Feet by Gloria Estefan (#83); Hold On by Donny Osmond (#85); We Could Be Together by Debbie Gibson (#87); No Big Deal by Love and Rockets (#90); Radar Love by White Lion (#92); and Hungry by Winger (#94).

Died on this date
Virgil Thomson, 92
. U.S. composer. Mr. Thomson's works included scores for the films The Plow that Broke the Plains (1936); The River (1938); and Louisiana Story (1948), the last of which won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1949.

Diplomacy
West German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher flew to Prague, where his negotiations with East German authorities opened the way for thousands of refugees from East Germany who were crowding into the West German embassy in Prague to leave by bus on the first leg of a trip to West Germany.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (5-8) 32 @ Saskatchewan (6-7) 30

On what should have been the last play of the game at Taylor Field in Regina, B.C. quarterback Matt Dunigan threw a desperation pass for wide receiver David Williams from the Saskatchewan 53-yard line. It was incomplete, but Roughrider safety Glen Suitor was called for pass interference at the 18-yard line. Another pass for Mr. Williams in the end zone resulted in a pass interference call against Albert Brown, giving the Lions a first down at the 1. Mr. Dunigan then sneaked over for the winning touchdown, his second of the game. Tony Cherry scored the other B.C. touchdown on a 26-yard rush on the last play of the third quarter. The Roughriders' touchdowns came from Mr. Brown on a 96-yard interception return and Milson Jones on a 2-yard run. Dave Ridgway added 2 converts and 5 field goals. Saskatchewan quarterback Kent Austin completed just 15 of 35 pases for 198 yards. The game was the last for veteran Saskatchewan defensive tackle James Curry, who left the team and was replaced by rookie Chuck Klingbeil.

CIAU
Calgary (3-2) 20 @ Alberta (3-2) 40
Manitoba (0-5) 8 @ British Columbia (3-2) 46

Defensive back John Falconer was the star for the Golden Bears, intercepting 2 passes and recovering 2 fumbles, the second of which he returned 15 yards for a touchdown in the last minute of the game when Dave Brown of the Dinosaurs attempted a long lateral only to have the ball die in the wind and drop into an open area of the field. Calgary quarterback Bob Torrance completed just 10 of 34 passes for 173 yards. Kris Thorsteinson led the Alberta rushing attack with 22 carries for 124 yards. The game was played at Clarke Stadium in Edmonton, the Golden Bears' first game in that stadium since 1982.

The Thunderbirds, led by quarterback Doug Lynch, passed for 425 yards and amassed a team record 610 yards in total offense as they routed the Bisons at Thunderbird Stadium in Vancouver.

Baseball
The Toronto Blue Jays scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to defeat the second-place Baltimore Orioles 4-3 before 49,553 fans at SkyDome in Toronto, clinching the American League East Division pennant.

The Texas Rangers defeated the California Angels 2-0 before 34,910 fans at Anaheim Stadium as Nolan Ryan pitched a 3-hitter and struck out 13 to finish with 301 strikeouts for the season, the sixth time he’d reached that mark, but the first time since 1977.

10 years ago
1999


Disasters
The Tokaimura nuclear accident caused the deaths of two technicians in Japan's second-worst nuclear accident.

Baseball
Raul Mondesi drove in 4 runs with a 3-run home run and a bases-loaded walk to help the Los Angeles Dodgers defeat the San Francisco Giants 9-4 before 61,389 fans in the last major league game in the 40-year history of 3Com Park at Candlestick Point (originally Candlestick Park) in San Francisco. Rookie Jeff Williams started on the mound for Los Angeles and allowed 6 hits and 4 earned runs in 5 innings, but was credited with the win, improving his 1999 record to 2-0, with Shawn Estes taking the loss, dropping to 11-11.

September 29, 2009

1,080 years ago
929


Born on this date
Zhongyi
. King of Wuyue, 948-978. Zhongyi, born Qian Chu, succeeded his half-brother Zhongxun on the throne, and was the last king of the independent coastal kingdom founded during the Ten Kingdoms (907-960). He surrendered his kingdom to the Song dynasty, and died on October 7, 988, eight days after his 59th birthday.

610 years ago
1399

Britannica

King Richard II became the first English monarch to abdicate his throne. He was replaced by his cousin Henry of Bolingbroke, who became King Henry IV. Richard was then imprisoned in the Tower of London.

220 years ago
1789

Defense

The U.S. Congress passed an act that transformed the Continental Army into the armed forces of the United States of America.

180 years ago
1829

Law

Sir Robert Peel's Metropolitan Police force, the "bobbies," began operations at Scotland Yard in London.

80 years ago
1929


Died on this date
Bonnie McCarroll, 32 (?)
. U.S. cowgirl. Mrs. McCarroll, born Mary Ellen Treadwell, excelled in various aspects of radio competition in a career that began in 1915. She married cowboy Frank McCarroll in 1915, and they participated in rodeos together until her death at the Pendleton Round-Up, when she was giving a bronc riding exhibition and was thrown from her horse Black Cat, which then turned a somersault upon her, causing fatal spinal injuries. The McCarrolls had decided to retire to their farm in Idaho, and this was to be their final event.

Football
NFL
Chicago Cardinals (1-0) 9 @ Buffalo (0-1) 3
New York (0-0-1) 0 @ Orange (0-0-1) 0
Dayton (0-3) 0 @ Providence (1-0) 41
Chicago Bears (1-1) 0 @ Green Bay (2-0) 23

75 years ago
1934


Football
CRU
ARU
Lethbridge (0-1) 4 @ Calgary (1-0) 22

University of Alberta intrasquad game
Green 7 White 0

Hal Richard's touchdown pass to Bob Zender in the 1st quarter, converted by Guy Morton, provided the necessary scoring as Green shut out White at Varsity Stadium in Edmonton.

Baseball
The St. Louis Cardinals moved past the New York Giants into first place in the National League when they beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-1 behind Daffy Dean's pitching at Sportsman's park in St. Louis, while the Giants lost 5-0 at the Polo Grounds in New York to the Brooklyn Dodgers, as Van Lingle Mungo pitched the shutout.

The New York Yankees and Washington Nationals split a doubleheader at Griffith Stadium in Washington. The Nationals won the first game 8-5 and the Yankees won the second game 9-6. Sid Cohen of the Nationals was the winning pitcher in the opener, picking up his first major league victory despite giving up a home run to Babe Ruth, which turned out to be the Babe's last American League home run.

60 years ago
1949


Literature
Stalin: A Political Biography by Isaac Deutscher was published by in the United Kingdom by Oxford.

Diplomacy
The U.S.S.R. denounced its 1945 mutual aid and friendship treaties with Yugoslavia, accusing the Yugoslavian gorvernment of President Marshal Josip Broz Tito of cooperating with "foreign imperialist circles."

Defense
A secret meeting of the Big Five and Canada in Lake Success, New York failed to break the deadlock on nuclear arms control.

Politics and government
The Communist Party of China wrote the Common Programme for the future People's Republic of China.

The Argentine Congress deprived opposition Radical leader Ricardo Balbin of his parliamentary immunity, allowing him to be tried under a new law for showing "disrespect" in a recent speech against President Juan Peron.

Crime
A jury in San Francisco convicted Iva Toguri D'Aquino, popularly regarded as "Tokyo Rose," of treason for making radio broadcasts from Japan.

Economics and finance
The U.K. House of Commons passed a motion of confidence in the financial policies of the Labour Party government of Prime Minister Clement Attlee. The government also lifted half of its restrictions on the importation of goods from countries outside the dollar area.

The West German government devalued its currency ffom 33c to 23.8c U.S.

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passes a $5.8-billion foreign aid bill, including $4.8 billion for Marshall Plan aid.

Labour
Ford Motor Company averted a United Auto Workers of America strike by accepting union demands for a company-financed pension plan in return for union agreement to forego a wage increase.

Baseball
The Brooklyn Dodgers swept a doubleheader from the Boston Braves 9-2 and 8-0 before 6,561 fans at Braves Field to remain ½ game in front of the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League pennant race. Preacher Roe won the first game over Warren Spahn as Duke Snider and Carl Furillo each hit 3-run home runs. The second game was called after 5 innings, shortly after Boston infielder Connie Ryan was ejected by home plate umpire George Barr for kneeling in the on-deck circle wearing a raincoat in protest at playing in rain. The Braves kindled a fire in their dugout to provide a beacon to returning batters. The Dodgers erupted for 5 runs off Johnny Sain in the 1st inning of the second game as Don Newcombe coasted to an easy win.

The Pittsburgh Pirates upset the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 before 9,573 fans at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh behind the pitching of former Cardinal Murry Dickson, who recorded his fifth victory of the season against his old team, pitching a 6-hitter to improve his 1949 record to 12-14. The Cardinals and Dodgers both had 2 games remaining.

50 years ago
1959


Space
On the basis of data gathered by rockets 150 miles above the Earth, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington estimated the maximum temperature in the Sun's corona at 190 million degrees Fahrenheit.

Diplomacy
U.S.S.R. Premier Nikita Khrushchev left Moscow for Peking to attend celebrations of the 10th anninversary of the People's Republic of China.

World events
20 former Cuban Army soldiers were arrested in the Havana suburb of Mariano and charged with counter-revolutionary activities.

Baseball
The Los Angeles Dodgers, down 5-2 in the 9th inning, rallied for 3 runs to tie the game and won 6-5 in 12 innings before 36,528 fans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to complete a 2-game sweep of a best-of-three playoff against the Milwaukee Braves for the National League pennant. Gil Hodges, who had singled with 2 out and nobody on base, scored the winning run from second base when Carl Furillo hit a grounder to Milwaukee second baseman Felix Mantilla, whose off-balance throw went wild past first base. Milwaukee third baseman Eddie Mathews hit his 46th home run of the season--one more than Chicago's Ernie Banks--to win the NL home run title. Andy Pafko flied out as a pinch hitter for the Braves in the 5th inning and played the next 2 innings in left field, making 1 putout in the 1,852nd and last game of his 17-year major league career. Enos Slaughter pinch hit for him in the 7th and made an out in the 2,380th and last game of his 19-year major league career. Bobby Avila played the last 2 innings at second base for the Braves,making 1 putout in the 1,300th and last game of his 11-year major league career.



Junior World Series
Havana Sugar Kings (IL) @ Minneapolis Millers (AA) (postponed, cold weather) (Best-of-seven series tied 1-1)

40 years ago
1969


Hit parade
#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Ikebukuro no Yoru--Mina Aoe (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): María Isabel--Los Payos (9th week at #1)

On the radio
The Challenge of Space, on Springbok Radio
Tonight's episode: Re-entry with Rubbish Bins

Died on this date
Tommy Leach, 91
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Leach was an outfielder and third baseman with the Louisville Colonels (1898-1899); Pittsburg Pirates (1900-1912, 1918); Chicago Cubs (1912-1914); and Cincinnati Reds (1915), batting .269 with 63 home runs and 810 runs batted in in 2,156 games. He led the National League in home runs in 1902 with 6, all of them inside-the-park. Mr. Leach still holds the NL career record with 49 inside-the-park homers. He played with the Pirates' National League championship teams in 1902-1903, and their World Series championship team in 1909. Mr. Leach tripled and scored in the first World Series game in 1903, making the first hit and scoring the first run in World Series history. He batted .310 wit no homers and 9 runs batted in in 15 World Series games. Mr.Leach coached and managed in the minor leagues after his playing career ended.

Space
Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins embarked on a 22-nation goodwill tour.

Terrorism
The home of Montreal mayor Jean Drapeau was bombed and severely damaged, but no one was hurt. The incident occurred less than an week after 24-hour police surveillance was halted.

Crime
Rev. James Groppi, militant leader of a disruptive welfare protest takeover of the Wisconsin Assembly chambers in Madison, was jailed for contempt by the Assembly under an 1848 statute that had never been used before. Father Groppi had led a small band of Negro and white welfare mothers, which had swelled to more than 1,000 after a march from Milwaukee to the state capital, to urge the legislature to rescind welfare budget cuts that would being the Wisconsin level down to 120% of the national average.

At the Chicago Eight trial, contempt citations against four defense lawyers were vacated by Judge Julius Hoffman, who held the four in contempt (and held two under arrest) for failing to appear at the trial's opening session the week before. As Judge Hoffman voided the citations, 150 lawyers protested the charges in the court building.

U.S. Army Secretary Stanley Resor announced that because the Central Intelligence Agency had refused to provide any witnesses since it would not be in "the national interest," there was no possibility of a fair trial for the Special Forces personnel charged with the murder in June of a North Vietnamese spy. As a result, Mr. Resor said that the Army was dropping the charges. It was generally believed that President Richard Nixon had made the decision to drop the case.

Defense
The U.S.A. and Thailand jointly announced that 6,000 of the 49,000 American military men in Thailand would be withdrawn during the next 10 months. The reduction was made possible by the changing "operational requirements" of the Vietnam War, the announcement said.

Diplomacy
Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir was greeted by throngs at Kennedy Airport and City Hall as she began a three-day visit to New York.

Transportation
A Pacific Western Airlines Boeing 737, flying from Edmonton, became the first commercial jet to land at Inuvik, Northwest Territories. The plane's arrival was greeted by 200 people and a brass band.

Baseball
Rico Petrocelli set a record for shortstops with his 40th home run of the season, helping the Boston Red Sox beat the Washington Senators 8-5 before 7,436 fans at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium in Washington. Washington left fielder Frank Howard led off the bottom of the 6th inning with his 48th homer of the season.

Tom Tresh singled and scored to begin a 3-run rally in the 9th inning for the Detroit Tigers as they broke a 1-1 tie and defeated the Baltimore Orioles 4-1 before 6,252 fans at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. Mike Kilkenny pitched a 6-hitter to improve his 1969 record to 8-6, while Mike Cuellar fell to 23-11. Mr. Tresh played the first 8 innings at shortstop and made 3 assists, batting 1 for 4, with his run ending his 9-year major league career after 1,192 games.

30 years ago
1979


Hit parade
#1 single in Zimbabwe Rhodesia (Lyons Maid): Well All Right--Santana (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Soli--Adriano Celentano

#1 single in Ireland: Viva Il Papa--Catriona Walsh

#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): Message in a Bottle--The Police

Netherlands Top 10 (De Nederlandse Top 40)
1 Quiereme Mucho--Julio Iglesias (5th week at #1)
2 I Don't Like Mondays--The Boomtown Rats
3 We Don't Talk Anymore--Cliff Richard
4 Surf City/Dead Man's Curve--Jan & Dean
5 Willem--Willem Duyn
6 A Brand New Day--The Wiz Stars featuring Diana Ross & Michael Jackson
7 El Lute/Gotta Go Home--Boney M.
8 Marching On--BZN
9 Can't Stand Losing You--The Police
10 Angel Eyes--Roxy

Singles entering the chart were Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson (#17); Doe de Hoela Hoep by Sandy (#30); Sure Know Something by Kiss (#31); We Belong to the Night by Ellen Foley (#32); and Tusk by Fleetwood Mac (#34).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 My Sharona--The Knack (6th week at #1)
2 Sad Eyes--Robert John
3 Rise--Herb Alpert
4 Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough--Michael Jackson
5 After the Love Has Gone--Earth, Wind & Fire
6 Lonesome Loser--Little River Band
7 I'll Never Love this Way Again--Dionne Warwick
8 Sail On--Commodores
9 The Devil Went Down to Georgia--The Charlie Daniels Band
10 Don't Bring Me Down--Electric Light Orchestra

Singles entering the chart were Still by the Commodores (#68); Victim of Love by Elton John (#76); Dreaming by Blondie (#79); Half the Way by Crystal Gayle (#80); 5:15 by the Who (#81); Damned If I Do by the Alan Parsons Project (#87); Starry Eyes by the Records (#89); and Sweet Summer Lovin' by Dolly Parton (#90).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Sad Eyes--Robert John
2 My Sharona--The Knack
3 Sail On--Commodores
4 Don't Bring Me Down--Electric Light Orchestra
5 I'll Never Love this Way Again--Dionne Warwick
6 Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough--Michael Jackson
7 Lonesome Loser--Little River Band
8 Rise--Herb Alpert
9 Pop Muzik--M
10 Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)--Robert Palmer

Singles entering the chart were Still by the Commodores (#55); Victim of Love by Elton John (#77); Dreaming by Blondie (#81); 5:15 by the Who (#83); Damned If I Do by the Alan Parsons Project (#88); I'm So Anxious by Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes (#97); and Rainbow Connection by Kermit (Jim Henson) (#98).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 I was Made for Lovin' You--Kiss
2 My Sharona--The Knack
3 Don't Bring Me Down--Electric Light Orchestra
4 Lonesome Loser--Little River Band
5 Let's Go--The Cars
6 Goodbye Stranger--Supertramp
7 One Way or Another--Blondie
8 Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)--Robert Palmer
9 You Can't Change That--Raydio
10 Good Times--Chic

Singles entering the chart were Broken-Hearted Me by Anne Murray (#89); Midnight Wind by John Stewart (#91); Your Place or Mine by Private Eye (#92); Sure Know Something by Kiss (#93); Crank it Up by Peter Brown (#94); Dirty White Boy by Foreigner (#96); Get a Move On by Eddie Money (#97); Stillsane by Carolyn Mas (#98); and Ain't What it Used to Be by the Minglewood Band (#100).

Died on this date
Francisco Macías Nguema, 55
. 1st President of Equatorial Guinea, 1968-1979. Mr. Nguema, born Mez-m Ngueme, was elected President of Equatorial Guinea in the only free election in the former Spanish colony's history. He was overthrown in a violent coup led by his nephew Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo on August 3,1979, and was captured on August 18 while fleeing for Cameroon. Mr. Nguema was convicted of genocide against the Bubi people, and was executed by firing squad.

Religion
Pope John Paul II began a two-day visit to Ireland, becoming the first pontiff to visit the country. He arrived in Dublin, delivered an open-air sermon, and then went on to Drogheda, where he delivered a message calling on the people of Ireland to end all violence and return to "the ways of peace".

Environment
42 barrels of tritium gas, seized from a factory in Tucson two days earlier by National Guardsmen, were taken to an army depot 20 miles west of Flagstaff.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (3-9) 17 @ Toronto (4-7) 16
Winnipeg (3-9) 21 @ British Columbia (9-2-1) 22

Tom Clements completed a 6-yard touchdown pass to Leif Pettersen and then completed a pass to Mr. Pettersen for a 2-point convert with 43 seconds remaining to win the game and keep the Tiger-Cats' playoff hopes alive. Mr. Pettersen finished with 10 receptions for 106 yards, while teammate John Holland caught 8 for 135, including a 41-yard gain on third down and 10 from the Toronto 42-yard line to set up the last touchdown. The Argonauts jumped out to a 14-1 lead after the first quarter on a 1-yard touchdown run by Mark Bragagnolo and a 32-yard interception return for a touchdown by Mike Kramer. Mike McArthur led Toronto with 13 rushes for 93 yards. The smallest crowd of the season at Exhibition Stadium, 37,023, witnessed the collapse.

The B.C. Lions held off a late Winnipeg rally to edge the Blue Bombers before 23,964 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver. The Lions scored touchdowns in each of the first 3 quarters: Harry Holt on a 17-yard pass from Joe Paopao; Mark Houghton on the recovery of a fumbled punt in the Winnipeg end zone; and Larry Key on a 3-yard run. Lui Passaglia converted all 3 and added a punt single in the fourth quarter that proved to be the winning point. Bernie Ruoff kicked 5 field goals to keep the Blue Bombers within range. With 4 minutes remaining in the game, Larry Washington rushed up the middle of the field for a Winnipeg touchdown; it was his first touchdown as a Blue Bomber, and his third and last CFL career touchdown. The Blue Bombers attempted a 2-point convert, but two blocks were missed, and quarterback Billy Troup's pass was incomplete. Mr. Paopao had a superb total of 14 completions in 16 attempts, albeit for just 169 yards. Mr. Key rushed 15 times for 93 yards, while John Henry White picked up 75 yards on just 7 carries. Jim and Larry Washington each carried 7 times for 33 yards for the Blue Bombers. Mike Holmes caught 7 passes for 124 yards for Winnipeg, and Lui Passaglia's brother Walt, a rookie receiver with the Blue Bombers, caught 7 passes for 109 yards.

CIAU
Ottawa (3-1) 11 @ McGill (2-2) 8
Queen's (2-1) 16 @ Concordia (0-3) 10
Quebec at Trois Rivieres (0-3) 11 @ Bishop's (2-2) 42
York (1-2) 14 @ Wilfrid Laurier (4-0) 20
Windsor (2-2) 41 @ McMaster (0-4) 10

Baseball
Pinch hitter Dave Cash singled home Tim Raines with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the Montreal Expos a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies before 50,332 fans at Olympic Stadium in Montreal.

Mick Kelleher led off the top of the 13th inning with a single and scored on a throwing error by first baseman Willie Stargell with 2 out to break a 6-6 tie as the Chicago Cubs edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-6 before 25,734 fans at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, reducing the Pirates' lead over the Expos in the National League East Division to 1 game, with 1 game remaining for the Pirates and 3 for the Expos. Dock Ellis, the fifth of six Pittsburgh pitchers, allowed 1 hit in a scoreless 11th inning in the 388th and last game of his 12-year major league career. Alberto Lois entered the game as a pinch runner for Pittsburgh catcher Steve Nicosia in the 12th inning, but was caught stealing at second base in the 14th and last game of his 2-year major league career. Gary Hargis pinch ran for Pittsburgh shortstop Tim Foli at first base in the 13th, and was stranded at second base in his only major league appearance.

J.R. Richard of the Houston Astros struck out 11 batters and hit a double as he shut out the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0 before 20,647 fans at Dodger Stadium, improving his 1979 record to 18-13. Mr. Richard's strikeouts gave him 313 for the season, breaking his own National League record for a righthander by 10. One of the 5 Los Angeles hits was the 146th career pinch hit by Manny Mota, breaking Smoky Burgess' major league career record. Houston left fielder Jesus Alou batted 1 for 5 with a run, and made 4 putouts in the 1,380th and last game of his 15-year major league career. Houston right fielder Tom Wiedenbauer was 3 for 5, and made 3 putouts in his fourth and last major league game.

25 years ago
1984


Football
CFL
Montreal (5-6-1) 27 @ Calgary (5-8) 13

Turner Gill completed 10 of 18 passes for 154 yards--including a 14-yard touchdown pass to Nick Arakgi in the first quarter--and rushed for 30 yards to lead the Concordes. The only other Montreal touchdown was scored by cornerback Harry Skipper on a 69-yard interception return in the third quarter. Many of the 20,341 fans had left McMahon Stadium by the time the Stampeders scored 2 touchdowns in the last 3 minutes to make the score more respectable. Calgary quarterback Bernard Quarles threw touchdown passes to Michael Harper and Mike Levenseller. 2-point convert attempts after both touchdowns were unsuccessful.

20 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Lambada--Kaoma (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Gussie Busch, 90
. U.S. brewer. Mr. Busch was chairman of Anheuser-Busch Companies from 1946-1975, and owned the St. Louis Cardinals of major league baseball's National League from 1953 until his death.

Society
A United States Senate and House of Representatives conference committee rejected an attempt to forbid federal financing of art that violated certain moral standards. In June, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington had cancelled an exhibition of pornographic photographs by sodomite degenerate Robert Mapplethorpe, which was to be financed in part by the national Endowment for the Arts, whose appropriation bill was being considered by Congress. The Senate approved a proposal by Jesse Helms (Republican--North Carolina) to cut off grants for any art found to be "obscene or indecent" or that "denigrates religion or nonreligion." In rejecting Sen. Helms' proposal, the Senate and House conferees substituted a restriction that would prevent any art defined as obscene by a 1973 Supreme Court decision. Few serious works of art were likely to be rejected on that basis.

Adventure
Jeffrey Petkovich and Peter DeBernardi became the first people to survive going over Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls.

Politics and government
Canadian New Democratic Party leader Ed Broadbent, who had led the party since 1975, announced his retirement from politics.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (11-2) 33 @ Hamilton (8-5) 12

The Eskimos rushed for 302 yards, hitting the 300-yard mark for the second straight game. Quarterback Tracy Ham carried 9 times for 150 yards, and Reggie Taylor picked up 101 yards on 19 carries. Mr. Ham threw 2 interceptions in the first 7 minutes and another later in the first half, but came back to throw second-half touchdown passes to Blake Marshall and Tom Richards. Mr. Marshall also rushed for 2 touchdowns; it was his second 3-touchdown game in 4 weeks. Although the Tiger-Cats jumped out to a 5-0 lead early in the game, the Eskimos dominated the play. Edmonton amassed 27 first downs to Hamilton's 9; 302 yards rushing to Hamilton's 9; and 392 yards net offense to Hamilton's 88. The only Tiger-Cat touchdown came on a 9-yard pass from backup quarterback Todd Dillon to Tony Champion in the fourth quarter. Three receivers played their first CFL games for the Eskimos: Randy Bec, Todd Smith, and Walter Murray; for Mr. Bec, it was his only CFL game.

10 years ago
1999


Died on this date
Arnold Earley, 66
. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Earley played with the Boston Red Sox (1960-1965); Chicago Cubs (1966); and Houston Astros (1967), compiling a record of 12-20 with an earned run average of 4.48 in 223 games, all but 10 in relief. He played 9 seasons in the minor leagues from 1953-1967.

Politics and government
U.S. Vice President Al Gore announced that he was moving his campaign headquarters to Nashville from Washington in what appeared to some as an attempt to rejuvenate his campaign for the Democratic party nomination for president in 2000. Mr. Gore was also seeking to cut costs by reducing rents and by easing out some of his many high-salaried advisers.

Baseball
Shortstop Nomar Garciaparra hit a 2-run home run and ended the game with an unassisted double play as the Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 6-2 in the first game of a twi-night doubleheader before 12,974 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago to clinch the American League wild card playoff spot. Paul Konerko hit a 2-run home to help the White Sox win the second game 4-2.

Monday, 28 September 2009

September 28, 2009

230 years ago
1779


Politics and government
Samuel Huntington was elected President of the U.S. Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay.

125 years ago
1884

Baseball

In the Union Association, Ed Cushman pitched a no-hitter as the Milwaukee Cream Citys (also known as the Grays) blanked the Washington Nationals 5-0 at Wright Street Grounds in Milwaukee. It was just the Milwaukee team’s second game in the UA after moving from the Northwestern League to replace the departed Wilmington Quicksteps. The day before, they had beaten the Nationals 3-0, allowing just one hit.

120 years ago
1889


Born on this date
Jack Fournier
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Fournier was a first baseman with the Chicago White Sox (1912-1917); New York Yankees (1918); St. Louis Cardinals (1920-1922); Brooklyn Robins (1923-1926); and Boston Braves (1927), batting .313 with 136 home runs and 859 runs batted in in 1,530 games. He led the National League in home runs in 1924 with 27. Mr. Fournier died on September 5, 1973 at the age of 83.

Law
The first General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) defines the length of a metre as the distance between two lines on a standard bar of an alloy of platinum with ten percent iridium, measured at the melting point of ice.

110 years ago
1899


Died on this date
Giovanni Segantini, 41
. Italian artist. Mr. Segantini was known for his pastoral landscape paintings of the Alps. He spent his later years in Switzerland, where the high altitude negatively affected his health. Mr. Segantini died of peritonitis.

100 years ago
1909


Born on this date
Al Capp
. U.S. cartoonist. Mr. Capp, born Alfred Caplin, created the comic strip L'il Abner in 1934, writing and drawing it until his retirement in 1977. He also wrote the comic strips Abbie an' Slats (1937-1945) and Long Sam (1954). Mr. Capp was awarded the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award as Cartoonist of the Year in 1947, and their Elzie Segar Award posthumously in 1979. He was a longtime heavy smoker who died of emphysema on November 5, 1979 at the age of 70.

90 years ago
1919


Born on this date
Doris Singleton
. U.S. actress. Miss Singleton appeared in numerous radio and television programs, and was best known for playing recurring supporting roles in the television comedy series The Great Gildersleeve (1954-1957) and I Love Lucy (1953-1957). She died of cancer on June 26, 2012 at the age of 92.

Protest
A two-day race riot began in Omaha, Nebraska.

Football
Wisconsin professional
New London 0 @ Green Bay Packers (3-0) 54

Baseball
The New York Giants swept 2 games from the Philadelphia Phillies 6-1 and 7-1 at the Polo Grounds in New York. Jesse Barnes threw just 64 pitches in the first game, which was over in a major league record time of 51 minutes before 14,000 fans. Mr. Barnes improved his 1919 record to 25-9, while losing pitcher Lee Meadows fell to 12-20. Bill Hubbell (1-1) pitched an 8-hitter for his first major league win in the second game, winning over George Smith (5-13) before 20,000 fans. New York first baseman Hal Chase was nowhere to be seen; Giants’ manager John McGraw said that Mr. Chase had headed for California.

80 years ago
1929


At the movies
His Glorious Night, directed by Lionel Barrymore, and starring John Gilbert and Catherine Dale Owen, opened in theatres.

Football
CRU
ORFU
Camp Borden (0-1) 0 @ Twin Cities (1-0) 7

ARU
Edmonton (0-2) 6 @ University of Alberta (1-0) 13

A. Stewart scored a touchdown in the 1st quarter and Freddie Hess returned an interception 30 yards for a TD in the 4th quarter for the U of A as they beat the Eskimos at Varsity Stadium in Edmonton. The Eskimos' touchdown came on a 65-yard pass from quarterback Joe Cook to U of A alumnus Pal Power in the 2nd quarter; it was the first touchdown on a forward pass in Canadian football history.

NFL
Dayton (0-2) 7 @ Frankford (1-0) 14

75 years ago
1934


Baseball
The St. Louis Cardinals swept a doubleheader from the Cincinnati Reds in front of just 6,500 fans at Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis to move into a tie for first place in the National League with the idle New York Giants. The Cardinals won the opener 85. Dizzy Dean, pitching on just 2 days’ rest, earned his 29th win of the season with a 4-0 win in the second game.

70 years ago
1939


Diplomacy
A German-Soviet agreement divided Poland between Nazi Germany and the U.S.S.R. as the siege of Warsaw ended.

Baseball
The Cincinnati Reds defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 before 17,521 fans at Crosley Field in Cincinnati to clinch their first National League pennant in 20 years. Paul Derringer picked up his 25th win of the season and singled in the winning run in the 6th inning. Harry Craft added a home run in the 9th for the Reds.

The New York Giants swept a doubleheader from the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 and 8-3 in a game called after 8 innings because of darkness before 3,000 fans at Shibe Park in Philadelphia as the teams set a record for a doubleheader with 13 double plays.

60 years ago
1949

On the radio

The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Ben Wright and Eric Snowden, on ABC

Died on this date
Chrysanthus, 67 or 68
. Archbishop of Athens, 1938-1941. Chrysanthus, born Charilaos Filippidis, was Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Athens from 1938 until he resigned after refusing to swear in the collaborationist government of Prime Minister Georgios Tsolakoglou, following the German occupation of Greece.

James O'Connor, 62. U.S. bureaucrat and judge. Mr. O'Connor was a member of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal "brain trust" in the 1930s, serving as Comptroller of the Currency (1933-1938). He was a Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California from 1940 until his death.

Defense
The U.S. Joint Congressional Atomic Energy Committee began talks with the Atomic Energy Commission and Joint Chiefs of Staff to determine means of increasing nuclear weapons production.

Politics and government
Communists took control of Sinkiang Province in western China.

The Western Allies broke off talks with the U.S.S.R. on unifying the administration of Berlin, accusing Soviet authorities of ignoring an earlier promise to pay part of the wages of West Berlin railway workers in Western currency.

Economics and finance
The U.K. and Czechoslovakia signed a five-year trade agreement.

Labour
United Steel Workers of America President Philip Murray rejected the final offer of U.S. Steel in contract negotiations: a 10c wage increase with no action on union demands for a company-financed workers' pension fund.

Baseball
The New York Yankees defeated the Philadelphia Athletics 7-5 before 9,398 fans at Yankee Stadium to move into a tie for first place in the American League with the Boston Red Sox, with 3 games remaining for each team. Bobby Brown and Jim Delsing hit home runs to give the Yankees a 4-0 lead, but the Athletics came back to take a 5-4 lead in the 7th inning. The Yankees scored 3 in the bottom of the 7th, and Allie Reynolds held on for the win over Alex Kellner.

The Washington Nationals scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to defeat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 before 17,000 fans at Griffith Stadium in Washington to drop the Red Sox into a tie for first place in the AL. The winning run scored on a wild pitch by Mel Parnell, Boston’s ace starter, who had entered the game in relief. Ray Scarborough pitched a 4-hit complete game victory to improve his 1949 record to 13-11, while Chuck Stobbs allowed 7 hits and 2 earned runs in 8 1/3 innings, and was charged with the loss, falling to 11-6.

50 years ago
1959

Hit parade

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): You are My Destiny--Paul Anka

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 Sleep Walk--Santo & Johnny (2nd week at #1)
2 Mack the Knife--Bobby Darin
3 The Three Bells--The Browns
4 ('Til) I Kissed You--The Everly Brothers
5 I'm Gonna Get Married--Lloyd Price
6 Sea of Love--Phil Phillips with the Twilights
7 Put Your Head on My Shoulder--Paul Anka
8 Red River Rock--Johnny and the Hurricanes
9 Teen Beat--Sandy Nelson
10 Broken-Hearted Melody--Sarah Vaughan

Singles entering the chart were Darling, I Love You by Al Martino (#70); Danny Boy by Conway Twitty (#75); I'll Be Seeing You by Tommy Sands (#78); Living Doll by Cliff Richard and the Drifters (#80); It Happened Today by the Skyliners (#83); Boo Boo Stick Beat by Chet Atkins (#86); Torquay by the Fireballs (#87); First Love, First Tears by Duane Eddy and the Rebels (#96); and The Enchanted Sea by the Islanders (#97).

Vancouver's Top 10 (CKWX)
1 Mack the Knife--Bobby Darin
2 Caribbean--Mitchell Torok
3 ('Til) I Kissed You--The Everly Brothers
4 Broken-Hearted Melody--Sarah Vaughan
5 The Three Bells--The Browns
6 Morgen--Ivo Robic and the Song-Masters
7 I'm Gonna Get Married--Lloyd Price
8 Sleep Walk--Santo & Johnny
9 The Battle of Kookamonga--Homer and Jethro
10 Primrose Lane--Jerry Wallace with the Jewels

Singles entering the chart were Say Man by Bo Diddley (#35); You Better Know It by Jackie Wilson (#38); Ski King by E.C. Beatty (#42); A Lover's Prayer/Every Little Thing by Dion and the Belmonts (#46); Some Kind-a Earthquake by Duane Eddy and the Rebels (#50); The Enchanted Sea, with versions by Martin Denny; and the Islanders (#52); Boo Boo Stick Beat by Chet Atkins (#53); I'll Be Seeing You by the Poni-Tails (#56, charting with the version by Tommy Sands); and Poco-Loco by Gene and Eunice (#60). Some Kind-a Earthquake was the other side of First Love, First Tears.

Died on this date
Rudolf Caracciola, 58
. German auto racing driver. Mr. Caracciola was one of the greatest drivers in Europe before World War II, winning the European Drivers' Championship in 1935, 1937, and 1938. He died of liver failure.

Vinnie Richards, 56. U.S. tennis player. Mr. Richards, a contemporary of Bill Tilden, was one of the top players of the 1920s. He was ranked as the number two player in the world as an amateur in 1924 and as a professional in 1930. Mr. Richards won nine Grand Slam doubles titles from 1918-1926, and won the U.S. professional men's singles title four times from 1927-1933. He died of a heart attack.

War
The South East Asia Treaty Organization, meeting in Washington, agreed to defer any aid to Laos until the Security Council Subcommittee on Laos had reported on charges of North Vietnamese intervention.

Medicine
Dr. James Grace of Roswell Park Memorial Institute in Buffalo, New York reported on experiments indicating that cancer may be caused by a virus in affected cells.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (6-4) 10 @ Winnipeg (8-3) 13
Calgary (5-6) 18 @ Saskatchewan (0-9) 15

Jim Van Pelt's 13-yard field goal with 1:12 remaining in the game gave the Blue Bombers their win over the Eskimos at Winnipeg Stadium.

Baseball
Bob Scheffing resigned after 3 seasons as manager of the Chicago Cubs, where he compiled a record of 208-254-3, .450. He was replaced by Charlie Grimm, who had previously managed the Cubs from 1932-1938 and 1944-1949.

In the first game of a best-of-three playoff for the National League pennant, Larry Sherry pitched 7 2/3 innings of scoreless relief as the Los Angeles Dodgers edged the Milwaukee Braves 3-2 in a cold drizzle before 18,297 fans at County Stadium in Milwaukee.



Junior World Series
Havana Sugar Kings (IL) 5 @ Minneapolis Millers (AA) 6 (Best-of-seven series tied 1-1)

Ed Sadowski's solo home run in the bottom of the 9th inning gave the Millers the win over the Sugar Kings at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington. Roy Smalley, Lu Clinton, and Red Robbins also homered for Minneapolis.

40 years ago
1969


Died on this date
Norm McMillan, 73
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. McMillan was a utility infielder with the New York Yankees (1922); Boston Red Sox (1923); St. Louis Browns (1924); and Chicago Cubs (1928-1929), batting .260 with 6 home runs and 147 runs batted in in 413 games. He batted .305 in 1,003 games in 9 seasons in the minor leagues from 1919-1932.

Politics and government
In a close West German Bundestag election, the incumbent Christian Democratic Union, led by Chancellor Kurt Kiesinger, won 250 seats and 46.1% of the vote, while the Social Democrats, led by Willy Brandt, won 237 seats with 42.7% of the vote. Since neither of the two major parties, which had joined in a Grand Coalition for 33 months, won an outright majority in the 496-seat lower house, it was up to Chancellor Kiesinger and Foreign Minister Brandt to woo the smaller parties in an attempt to form a government. The Free Democratic Party, led by Walter Scheel, was third with 50 seats.

Alexander Dubcek, the former Czechoslovakian Communist party leader who inspired the "Prague Spring" liberalization in 1968 only to have it crushed by the invasion of Soviet tanks in the fall, took another step down when he was excluded from the ruling presidium of the party’s central committee. He was also removed as chairman of the Federal Assembly, although he kept his Central Committee seat. 29 other liberals were removed from the Central Committee.

Swedish Prime Minister Tage Erlander, who had held office for 23 years--longer that any other democratic political leader in the world--announced his retirement as party leader at the congress of the Swedish Social Democratic Party.

Football
CFL
Toronto (6-3) 36 @ Montreal (1-7-1) 33
Winnipeg (3-7-1) 8 @ Saskatchewan (8-3) 34

Toronto head coach Leo Cahill referred to this game at Autostade as the dirtiest game he ever saw. Montreal quarterback Sonny Wade stomped on the back of Argonaut defensive back Jim Tomlin, and hurled a racial slur at Argonaut defensive end Ed Harrington. Mr. Wade apologized to Mr. Tomlin, but not to Mr. Harrington. Frank Cosentino went the distance at quarterback for Toronto, completing 11 of 22 passses for 229 yards and touchdown passes to Jim Thorpe, Dave Raimey, and Mel Profit. Mr. Raimey also added 2 rushing touchdowns. Bill Symons led Toronto rushers with 13 carries for 89 yards. Dick Smith, playing his second game in the CFL, produced 319 yards from scrimmage for the Alouettes. He rushed 12 times for 145 yards and 2 touchdowns--including a touchdown run of 87 yards, the CFL's longest rushing play of the season--and caught 8 passes for 174 yards. Other Montreal touchdowns were scored by Pierre Dumont on a 27-yard interception return, and Mr. Wade, who completed 19 of 34 passes for 290 yards, but threw 4 interceptions. 14,057 were in attendance at Autostade.

George Reed rushed 18 times for 108 yards and Ron Lancaster threw 2 touchdown passes to Hugh Campbell to lead the Roughriders to their win over the Blue Bombers at Taylor Field in Regina. Bob Houmard scored the Winnipeg touchdown.

NFL
Washington (1-1) 23 @ Cleveland (2-0) 27
Pittsburgh (1-1) 27 @ Philadelphia (1-1) 41
New York Giants (1-1) 0 @ Detroit (1-1) 24
Baltimore (0-2) 14 @ Minnesota (1-1) 52
Atlanta (1-1) 7 @ Los Angeles (2-0) 17
Chicago (0-2) 17 @ St. Louis (1-1) 20
San Francisco (0-2) 7 @ Green Bay (2-0) 14
Dallas (2-0) 21 @ New Orleans (0-2) 17

Joe Kapp passed for 449 yards and tied the National Football League single-game record with 7 touchdown passes to lead the Vikings to victory over the Colts at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington. Gene Washington led the Vikings with 172 yards receiving.

AFL
Denver (2-1) 28 @ Buffalo (1-2) 41
New York (1-2) 27 @ San Diego (1-2) 34
Oakland (3-0) 38 @ Boston (0-3) 23
Kansas City (2-1) 19 @ Cincinnati (3-0) 24
Miami (0-3) 10 @ Houston (2-1) 22

Baseball
23,754 fans showed up at Jarry Park in Montreal to bid farewell to the Montreal Expos' initial season. Bob Gibson scattered 9 hits to improve his 1969 record to 19-13 as the St. Louis Cardinals scored 2 runs in the top of the 9th inning and defeated the Expos 2-0. Mr. Gibson also went 2 for 4 at bat; his first hit was a double, and his single enabled him to come around with the eventual winning run when Byron Browne tripled and scored on a single by Joe Torre. Bill Stoneman went 8 2/3 in taking the loss, dropping to 11-19. Jim Fairey led Montreal batters, going 3 for 4.

Bill Hands (20-14) pitched a 6-hitter and Billy Williams hit a 3-run home run in the 6th inning for the Chicago Cubs as they beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 before 24,435 fans at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh.

Gary Gentry (13-12), Nolan Ryan, and Ron Taylor combined for a 4-hitter for the New York Mets as they shut out the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 before 6,875 fans at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia. The Mets scored their runs in the 2nd inning, with Mr. Gentry driving in the second run with a sacrifice fly. Philadelphia pitchers Jerry Johnson (6-13) and Lowell Palmer allowed just 3 hits.

The Cincinnati Reds defeated the Houston Astros 4-1 before 28,018 fans at Crosley Field in Cincinnati as relief pitcher Wayne Granger set a record with his 89th appearance of the season, pitching a scoreless 9th inning to get his 27th save of the season. Gerry Arrigo (4-7) allowed 2 hits and 1 earned run in 5 1/3 innings to get the win.

The New York Yankees scored 2 runs with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th inning to defeat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 before 10,097 fans at Yankee Stadium. Frank Fernandez scored the winning run when Baltimore third baseman Brooks Robinson made an error on a ground ball by pinch hitter Thurman Munson. Mel Stottlemyre (20-14) pitched an 11-hit complete game victory.

Del Unser hit a solo home run with 1 out in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Washington Senators a 7-6 win over the Cleveland Indians before 8,878 fans at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium in Washington. Pinch hitter Cap Peterson drove in the last Cleveland run with a sacrifice fly in the 7th inning in the 536th and last game of his 8-year major league career.

30 years ago
1979


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Bobby Brown--Frank Zappa (4th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): El Lute--Boney M. (7th week at #1)

#1 single in France (IFOP): Je l'aime à mourir--Francis Cabrel (4th week at #1)

World events
Cuban dictator Fidel Castro accused U.S. President Jimmy Carter of creating an "artificial" crisis over the presence of a brigade of Soviet troops in Cuba, which Mr. Castro insisted were advisers at a "training centre" that had been in Cuba for 17 years.

Diplomacy
U.S. President Jimmy Carter met with Mexican President Jose Lopez Portillo in Washington to discuss issues affecting future U.S.-Mexican relations, including illegal aliens and Mexico’s new oil reserves.

Politics and government
The United States Senate voted 59-9 to reject the budget approved by the House of Representatives, objecting to restrictive language on abortion funding and a 5.5% pay increase for Congress and senior federal officials.

Labour
George Meany, 85, announced that he would step down in November as president of the AFL-CIO. Lane Kirkland, a long-time aide to Mr. Meany, was expected to succeed him.

Football
CIAU
Western Ontario (2-1) 38 @ Toronto (3-1) 27

Baseball
Frank Pastore pitched a 4-hitter to improve his 1979 record to 6-7 as the Cincinnati Reds shut out the Atlanta Braves 3-0 before 33,142 fans at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati to clinch the National League West Division pennant. Atlanta starter Eddie Solomon allowed 7 hits and 2 runs--both earned--in falling to 7-14.

With 2 out and nobody on base in the top of the 11th inning, Greg Gross reached first base on an error by third baseman Larry Parrish and continued to third on an error by left fielder Warren Cromartie, scoring on a single by Keith Moreland to break a 2-2 tie as the Philadelphia Phillies edged the Montreal Expos 3-2 before 40,303 fans at Olympic Stadium in Montreal.

Jim Bibby (12-4) pitched a 4-hitter and Dave Parker batted 2 for 4 with a home run and 3 runs batted in to help the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 before 14,778 fans at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, moving 2 games ahead of the Expos in the National League East Division pennant race. The Pirates had 2 games remaining, the Expos 4.

Doug Flynn batted 3 for 4 with 3 runs batted in to help the New York Mets defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in the first game of a doubleheader before 9,245 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis. Pinch hitter Gil Flores tripled with 2 out in the top of the 11th inning and scored on an error by Keith Hernandez to break a 6-6 tie as the Mets won 7-6 to complete the sweep. St. Louis shortstop Garry Templeton had a hit in the first game and 2 in the second game, becoming the first player in major league history to have 100 hits from each side of the plate in a single season.

Steve Garvey's grand slam with 1 out in the bottom of the 8th inning climaxed a 5-run rally after the Houston Astros had scored 4 in the top of the 8th, as the Los Angeles Dodgers edged the Astros 6-5 before 27,719 fans at Dodger Stadium.

25 years ago
1984


Diplomacy
U.S. President Ronald Reagan met with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko in New York. The meeting was described in diplomatic language ass "forceful and direct." Mr. Reagan reportedly called for more top-level meetings between American and Soviet leaders, but no known progress was made on issues dividing the superpowers.

Politics and government
U.S. President Ronald Reagan telephoned ex-President Jimmy Carter to say that he had not meant to suggest that Mr. Carter or his administration was responsible for the bombing of the U.S. embassy in Beirut on September 20. Mr. Reagan had blamed the bombing as being in part the result of "the near destruction of our intelligence capability" in the years preceding his administration.

Labour
A high court judge in Britain ruled that the nationwide miners’ strike was illegal because a ballot was never held.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (9-3) 34 @ Edmonton (6-6) 32

Lui Passaglia kicked a 54-yard field goal with 39 seconds remaining to put the Lions ahead 34-31, and Dave Cutler missed a field goal attempt on the last play that would have given the Eskimos a tie in front of 47,015 fans at Commonwealth Stadium. Mr. Passaglia’s winning field goal came less than a minute and a half after the Eskimos had tied the game on a converted touchdown by Neil Lumsden. B.C. quarterback Roy Dewalt passed for 479 yards and 4 touchdowns: 2 to Ned Armour, and one each to John Pankratz, and Ron Robinson. Mr. Robinson, whose scoring play covered 75 yards, led with 8 catches for 175 yards. Edmonton quarterback Matt Dunigan completed 23 of 39 passes for 399 yards. The Lions were leading 24-9 midway through the third quarter when Edmonton quarterback Mr. Dunigan completed a short pass to Chris Woods, who turned it into an 81-yard touchdown. Mr. Dunigan ran for a 2-point convert on a terrific effort. A few plays later Mr. Dewalt fumbled when hit by Eskimo linebacker Danny Bass, and fellow Eskimo Tony Anglin recovered at the B.C. 14-yard line. Mr. Dunigan promptly ran for a touchdown, converted by Mr. Cutler, to tie the game 24-24. Mr. Pankratz’s touchdown on the last play of the third quarter restored the Lions’ lead.

Baseball
The Kansas City Royals defeated the Oakland Athletics 6-5 to clinch the American League West Division pennant, becoming the first pennant-winner to score fewer runs than their opponents over the course of the season.

The St. Louis Cardinals scored 3 runs in the top of the 10th inning to defeat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Joaquin Andujar gave up just 2 hits in 9 innings, and improved his record to 20-14. Bruce Sutter came on in the 10th and tied a major league record with his 45th save of the season.

20 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Finnish Singles Chart): Ehtaa tavaraa (80-luvun tykki)--Bat & Ryyd (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Ride on Time--Martha Wash

Died on this date
Ferdinand Marcos,72
. President of the Philippines, 1965-1986. Mr. Marcos served in the Philippines’ House of Representatives from 1949-1959, and in the Senate from 1959-1965. He switched from the Liberal to the Nationalist party in 1965, and was elected president. He was re-elected in 1969 after initiating military strikes against Communist insurgents and Muslim rebels. Mr. Marcos declared martial law in 1972 and assumed virtually dictatorial powers in 1973 with a new constitution. After the assassination of opposition leader Benigno Aquino in 1983 and a re-election win over Mr. Aquino’s widow Corazon in 1986 that was believed to be the result of fraud, protests drove Mr. Marcos into exile. He died in Honolulu while he and his wife Imelda were facing charges of embezzlement in the United States.

Politics and government
With Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev present in Ukraine, the Ukrainian Communist Party replaced the party boss who had been trying to cope with the rising nationalist sentiment there.

Disasters
The United States Congress approved $1.1 billion in emergency aid for areas affected by Hurricane Hugo, but many complained that the government was slow to respond effectively to the destruction.

10 years ago
1999


Died on this date
Escott Reid, 94
. Canadian diplomat. Mr. Reid, a native of Campbellford, Ontario, held numerous positions with the Canadian Foreign Service from the 1930s through the 1960s, and helped to shape the United Nations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. He died in Ottawa.

Sunday, 27 September 2009

September 27, 2009

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Berenice Jimenez!

480 years ago
1529


War
The Siege of Vienna began when Ottoman Sultan Suleiman I attacked the city.

340 years ago
1669


War
The Venetians surrendered the fortress of Candia to the Ottomans, thus ending the 21-year-long Siege of Candia.

130 years ago
1879


Born on this date
Cyril Scott
. U.K. poet and composer. Mr. Scott was a highly-regarded pianist who composed about 400 works, including two symphonies, three operas, three piano concertos, and numerous orchestral, vocal, and chamber works. He was an occultist who wrote prose and poetry advocating alternative diet and medical practices. Mr. Scott died on December 31, 1970 at the age of 91.

90 years ago
1919


Football
CRU
Pre-season
Toronto Rugby & Athletic Association (ORFU) 13 @ Hamilton Tigers (IRFU) 11
Toronto Argonauts (IRFU) 26 Toronto Capitals (ORFU) 4

70 years ago
1939

War

Warsaw surrendered to the Nazis after several weeks of resistance.

60 years ago
1949

On the radio

Philo Vance, starring Jackson Beck
Tonight's episode: The Shoeless Murder Case

On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: The Comic Strip Murder, starring Lilli Palmer and Donald Briggs



Diplomacy
Yugoslavia ordered nine members of the Hungarian mission in Belgrade to leave the country within 24 hours, in retaliation for similar Hungarian action the previous day against 10 Yugoslavian diplomats in Budapest.

Nationalist China filed a complaint against the U.S.S.R. in the United Nations General Assembly, accusing the Soviets of "threats to the independence and territorial integrity of China."

Society
In a special election, Oklahoma retained its 42-year-old ban on hard liquor.

Economics and finance
U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Sir Stafford Cripps announced a 20% profits tax increase to discourage businessmen from raising prices in the wake of devaluation.

Italy eliminated most restrictions on imports from other countries receiving Marshall Plan aid.

Labour
35 non-union coal mines, guarded by armed private and state police, reopened in western Pennsylvania and West Virginia in defiance of United Mine Workers of America pickets.

Baseball
The Boston Red Sox scored 4 runs in the 6th inning to take a 6-0 lead and held on to defeat the Washington Nationals 6-4 before 9,564 fans at Griffith Stadium in Washington to remain 1 game ahead of the second-place New York Yankees in the American League pennant race, with 4 games remaining for each team.

The New York Yankees scored all their runs in the 3rd inning as they defeated the Philadelphia Athletics 3-1 before 10,278 fans at Yankee Stadium. Vic Raschi pitched a 4-hitter to improve his 1949 record to 20-10, winning over Dick Fowler, who dropped to 14-11.

Danny Litwhiler singled home Ted Kluszewski with none out in the bottom of the 9th inning to tie the score, and scored on a 2-out single by Virgil Stallcup to give the Cincinnati Reds a 5-4 win over the Chicago Cubs before 1,242 fans at Crosley Field in Cincinnati. Ken Raffensberger (17-17) pitched an 8-hit complete game victory, while Johnny Schmitz (11-12), who replaced starter Dutch Leonard after just 3 batters in the 1st inning, allowed 13 hits in 8 1/3 innings and was charged with the loss.

50 years ago
1959


Hit parade
#1 single in France (IFOP): Ciao, ciao, bambina--Dalida (3rd week at #1)

On television tonight
Alfred Hitchcock Presents, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Arthur, starring Laurence Harvey and Hazel Court

This was the first episode of the season.

Died on this date
Lefty Hopper, 84
. U.S. baseball pitcher. Clarence Franklin Hopper posted a record of 0-2 with an earned run average of 4.91 in 2 games with the Brooklyn Bridegrooms in 1898.

Miguel S. Macedo, 75. Mexican industrialist. Mr. Macedo, a multi-millionaire, died in Los Angeles.

Diplomacy
U.S.S.R. Premier Nikita Khrushchev concluded his 13-day visit to the United States after agreeing wit U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower that negotiations on Berlin would be reopened and that Mr. Eisenhower would visit the U.S.S.R. in the following spring.



Politics and government
The Hungarian Communist Party approved a prgoram calling for total collectivization of agriculture and expansion of heavy industry.

Disasters
Typhoon Vera left at least 3,174 Japanese dead, 9,419 injured, and more than a million homeless after striking central Honshu with 160-miles-per-hour winds, causing floods and landslides.

Football
NFL
New York (1-0) 23 @ Los Angeles (0-1) 21
Philadelphia (0-1) 14 @ San Francisco (1-0) 24
Washington (0-1) 21 @ Chicago Cardinals (1-0) 49
Detroit (0-1) 9 @ Baltimore (1-0) 21
Chicago Bears (0-1) 6 @ Green Bay (1-0) 9

The Packers' win at City Stadium marked a successful debut for Vince Lombardi as Green Bay's head coach.

Baseball
Roger Craig pitched a 6-hit complete game victory to improve his 1959 record to 11-5, and Charlie Neal and Johnny Roseboro hit home runs to help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 7-1 before 28,346 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

The Milwaukee Braves scored 3 unearned runs in the 7th inning to break a 1-1 tie as they beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 before 48,642 fans at County Stadium in Milwaukee, finishing the regular season in a tie for first place with the Dodgers, eliminating the third-place San Francisco Giants from pennant contention and necessitating a best-of-three playoff to decide the National League pennant. Philadelphia second baseman Sparky Anderson batted 0 for 3, making 4 putouts and 5 assists in his 152nd and last major league game. Dave Philley pinch hit for him in the 9th inning and singled; he was replaced by pinch runner Solly Drake, who promptly scored on a double by Carl Sawatski. For Mr. Drake, it was the 141st and last game of his 3-year major league career. Pinch hitter Harry Hanebrink played the 177th and last game of his 4-year major league career, and flied out to right fielder Hank Aaron to end the game.

Junior World Series
Havana Sugar Kings (IL) 5 @ Minneapolis Millers (AA) 2 (Havana led best-of-seven series 1-0)

The Sugar Kings scored 4 runs in the top of the 3rd inning as they defeated the Millers at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington. Ted Weiand pitched a 6-hit complete game victory, while Ted Bowsfield took the loss.

40 years ago
1969


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Honky Tonk Women--The Rolling Stones (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Rhodesia (Lyons Maid): Saved by the Bell--Robin Gibb

#1 single in France: Que je t'aime--Johnny Hallyday (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Pensiero d'amore--Mal Ryder (4th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)--Zager & Evans (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Bad Moon Rising--Creedence Clearwater Revival

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): Bad Moon Rising--Creedence Clearwater Revival (2nd week at #1)

Australia's Top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Honky Tonk Women/You Can't Always Get What You Want--The Rolling Stones (3rd week at #1)
2 A Boy Named Sue--Johnny Cash
3 Part Three Into Paper Walls/The Girl that I Love--Russell Morris
4 In the Ghetto--Elvis Presley
5 In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)--Zager & Evans
6 One/Mr. Whippy--Johnny Farnham
7 Sugar, Sugar--The Archies
8 Good Morning Starshine--Oliver
9 Saved by the Bell--Robin Gibb
10 Something in the Air--Thunderclap Newman

Singles entering the chart were Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond (#24); Put a Little Love in Your Heart by Jackie DeShannon (#38); Soul Deep by the Box Tops (#39); and Big Bad Bruce by Steve Greenberg (#40).

Netherlands Top 10 (De Nederlandse Top 40)
1 Bloody Mary--Tom & Dick
2 Don't Forget to Remember--The Bee Gees
3 Je T'aime...Moi Non Plus--Jane Birkin avec Serge Gainsbourg
4 Scarlet Ribbons--The Cats
5 In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)--Zager & Evans
6 My Special Prayer--Percy Sledge
7 Baby, I Love You--Andy Kim
8 Natural Born Bugie--Humble Pie
9 Saved by the Bell--Robin Gibb
10 Nightingale--George Cash

Singles entering the chart were Les Champs-Elysees by Joe Dassin (#27); Grootpapa by Gert Timmerman presenteert: Wilma (#34); Cha-La-La, I Need You by the Shuffles (#36); and Pastorale by Liesbeth List met Ramses Shaffy (#39).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 Sugar, Sugar--The Archies (2nd week at #1)
2 Green River--Creedence Clearwater Revival
3 Honky Tonk Women--The Rolling Stones
4 Easy to Be Hard--Three Dog Night
5 Little Woman--Bobby Sherman
6 I Can't Get Next to You--The Temptations
7 Jean--Oliver
8 I'll Never Fall in Love Again--Tom Jones
9 Hot Fun in the Summertime--Sly & the Family Stone
10 Oh, What a Night--The Dells

Singles entering the chart were Wedding Bell Blues by the 5th Dimension (#67); Is That All There Is by Peggy Lee (#76); Doin' Our Thing by Clarence Carter (#77); So Good Together by Andy Kim (#82); San Francisco is a Lonely Town by Joe Simon (#84); Echo Park by Keith Barbour (#85); Baby, I'm for Real by the Originals (#86); Time Machine by Grand Funk Railroad (#91); Mind, Body and Soul by the Flaming Ember (#92); Was it Good to You by the Isley Brothers (#93); We'll Cry Together by Maxine Brown (#96); Julia by Ramsey Lewis (#97); and Ruben James by Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (#100).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Sugar, Sugar--The Archies (3rd week at #1)
2 Honky Tonk Women--The Rolling Stones
3 Easy to Be Hard--Three Dog Night
4 Little Woman--Bobby Sherman
5 Jean--Oliver
6 I'll Never Fall in Love Again--Tom Jones
7 Green River--Creedence Clearwater Revival
8 This Girl is a Woman Now--Gary Puckett and the Union Gap
9 I Can't Get Next to You--The Temptations
10 Everybody's Talkin'--Nilsson

Singles entering the chart were Ruben James by Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (#64); You'll Never Walk Alone by the Brooklyn Bridge (#71); Jesus is a Soul Man by Lawrence Reynolds (#72); Was it Good to You by the Isley Brothers (#78); Love in the City by the Turtles (#83); Groovy Grubworm by Harlow Wilcox and the Oakies (#87); Is That All There Is by Peggy Lee (#88); Doin' Our Thing by Clarence Carter (#90); Cherry Hill Park by Billy Joe Royal (#92); Don't Waste My Time by John Mayall (#94); Always David by Ruby Winters (#95); Good Clean Fun by the Monkees (#96); Can You Dance To It? by Cat Mother and the All Night News Boys (#97); Time Machine by Grand Funk Railroad (#98); and Moonlight Sonata by Henry Mancini and his Orchestra (#99).

Canada's Top 10 (RPM)
1 Sugar, Sugar--The Archies (3rd week at #1)
2 Easy to Be Hard--Three Dog Night
3 Everybody's Talkin'--Nilsson
4 I'll Never Fall in Love Again--Tom Jones
5 Jean--Oliver
6 Little Woman--Bobby Sherman
7 Carry Me Back--The Rascals
8 Honky Tonk Women--The Rolling Stones
9 This Girl is a Woman Now--Gary Puckett and the Union Gap
10 Suspicious Minds--Elvis Presley

Singles entering the chart were Your Good Thing by Lou Rawls (#71); You'll Never Walk Alone by the Brooklyn Bridge (#72); Ruben James by Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (#73); Love in the City by the Turtles (#74); Was it Good to You by the Isley Brothers (#75); Harlan County by Jim Ford (#76); Is That All There Is by Peggy Lee (#77); Always David by Ruby Winters (#84); Groovy Grubworm by Harlow Wilcox and the Oakies (#87); I Still Believe in Tomorrow by John and Anne Ryder (#88); Doin' Our Thing by Clarence Carter (#90); Heighty-Hi by Lee Michaels (#94); Don't Waste My Time by John Mayall (#97); Cherry Hill Park by Billy Joe Royal (#99); and Can You Dance To It? by Cat Mother and the All Night News Boys (#100).

Calgary's Top 10 (Glenn's Music)
1 Which Way You Goin’ Billy?--The Poppy Family (2nd week at #1)
2 Lay Lady Lay--Bob Dylan
3 Sunrise to Sunset--Five Man Electrical Band
4 Little Woman--Bobby Sherman
5 Honky Tonk Women--The Rolling Stones
6 Sugar, Sugar--The Archies
7 Armstrong--John Stewart
8 Jean--Oliver
9 Green River--Creedence Clearwater Revival
10 Give Peace a Chance--Plastic Ono Band
Pick hit of the week: So Good Together--Andy Kim

On television tonight
It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown, on CBS

This was the first broadcast of the Peanuts special.



War
South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu said that his country entertained no ambitions or pretense of taking over all the fighting from the United States by the end of 1970. However, he said, given proper support, the South Vietnamese army could take over the major part of the war against North Vietnam and the Viet Cong by that time.

Crime
Jerry Rubin and Bobby Seale accused federal marshals of "kidnapping" them when they were brought to stand trial in Chicago as two of the "Chicago Eight" who were being tried for conspiracy to incite a riot during the Democratic National Convention in 1968.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (3-7) 0 @ Ottawa (8-1) 17
Calgary (6-4) 22 @ British Columbia (1-10) 17

Edmonton quarterback Charlie Fulton tied a team record by throwing 6 interceptions against the Rough Riders before only 16,975 fans at Lansdowne Park. The Rough Riders complained that attendance was being hurt by telecasts of home games on cable television stations that weren't affected by CFL blackout rules. Vic Washington scored 2 touchdowns for Ottawa. Tom Nettles caught 5 passes for 61 yards for the Eskimos.

Larry Robinson kicked 3 field goals and Jerry Keeling completed a touchdown pass to Terry Evanshen as the Stampeders ruined the debut of Jackie Parker as B.C. head coach in front of a McMahon Stadium capacity crowd of 23,616. Paul Brothers threw a pass to Jim Young for one B.C. touchdown, while the other Lions' major was scored by Charlie Brown on a 14-yard rush, his first touchdown in the CFL.

CIAU
Macdonald College (1-0) 17 Loyola (0-1) 16
Royal Military College (1-0) 53 Montreal (0-1) 7
McGill (1-0) 28 @ Queen's (0-1) 6
Waterloo (0-1) 21 @ Toronto (1-0) 31
McMaster (0-1) 3 @ Western Ontario (1-0) 40
York (1-1) 29 Laurentian (0-2) 6
Ottawa (0-1) 7 @ Waterloo Lutheran (2-0) 37
Windsor (2-0) 21 @ Carleton (1-1) 6
Saskatchewan (1-0) 31 Calgary (0-1) 8
Alberta (0-1) 17 @ Manitoba (1-0) 27

Pat Rahming caught 2 touchdown passes from quarterback George Wall and Chris Rumball returned a punt 105 yards for another McGill score. Bob Berke scored the Redmen's other touchdown on a 10-yard interception return before 11,000 fans at Richardson Stadium in Kingston.

The Bisons scored 3 touchdowns in a 10-minute span in the 3rd quarter to spoil the debut of Harvey Scott as head coach of the Golden Bears in front of 4,700 fans at Pan-Am Stadium in Winnipeg. Dennis Hrycaiko rushed 15 yards for a touchdown, and returned a punt 57 yards for another. Mike Shylo rushed 1 yard for the other 3rd-quarter Bison touchdown. Graham Kinley also scored a touchdown for Manitoba on a 43-yard pass from quarterback Bob Kraemer. Ludwig Daubner did all the scoring for the Golden Bears on touchdown runs of 43 and 24 yards, 2 converts, and a field goal.

30 years ago
1979


Died on this date
Gracie Fields, 81
. U.K. entertainer. Miss Fields, born Grace Stansfield, had a career spanning almost 70 years on stage and in recordings, performing as a music hall entertainer and as a dramatic actress. She spent much of her life on the Isle of Capri, and was there when World War II began; she spent the war entertaining Allied forces, almost entirely outside the British Isles. Miss Fields resumed performing in England in 1948, and toured various countries, while residing in Capri until her death, shortly after contracting pneumonia while performing an open-air concert.

Jimmy McCulloch, 26. U.K. musician. Mr. McCulloch was a singer-songwriter who played lead and bass guitar with the rock groups One in a Million, Thunderclap Newman, and Stone the Crows, but was best known as a member of Paul McCartney's band Wings from 1974-1977. He performed with several other bands after that until his death from heart failure caused by morphine and alcohol poisoning.

Baseball
George Hendrick batted 5 for 5 with a home run, double, 3 runs, and 2 runs batted in, and Tony Scott was 4 for 5 with 2 runs and an RBI to help the St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-5 before 11,172 fans at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, reducing the Pirates' lead over the Montreal Expos in the National League East Division pennant race to 1 game.

Pinch hitter Oscar Gamble hit a 3-run home run with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th inning to conclude a 4-run rally, giving the New York Yankees a 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians before 12,111 fans at Yankee Stadium. Mr. Gamble's homer was immediately preceded by a sacrifice fly by pinch hitter Roy White, playing the 1,881st and last game of his 15-year major league career. New York designated hitter George Scott batted 1 for 4, singling to begin the 9th-inning rally in the 2,034th and last game of his 14-year major league career.

Fred Lynn hit a 2-run home run with 2 out in the bottom of the 8th inning to tie the score, and Carlton Fisk led off the bottom of the 9th with a homer to give the Boston Red Sox a 6-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays before 20,853 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Joel Finch started on the mound for Boston and allowed 10 hits but just 2 runs--both earned--in 7+ innings, walking 2 batters and striking out 3, in his 15th and last major league game.

20 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Ehtaa tavaraa (80-luvun tykki)--Bat & Ryyd (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Jag mår illa--Magnus Uggla (2nd week at #1)

10 years ago
1999


Baseball
Robert Fick drove in 5 runs with a grand slam and a sacrifice fly to help the Detroit Tigers defeat the Kansas City Royals 8-2 before 43,356 fans at the last game at Tiger Stadium, which had been the Tigers' home--originally known as Navin Field and then Briggs Stadium--since 1912.