Friday, 30 October 2009

October 31, 2009

290 years ago
1729


Born on this date
Alonso Núñez de Haro y Peralta
. Spanish-born clergyman. Dr. Núñez de Haro was Roman Catholic Archbishop of Mexico from 1772 until his death on May 26, 1800 at the age of 70. He was acting Viceroy of New Spain from May 8-August 16, 1787; during his brief term, he sent a large sum of money to Havana to buy slaves from the British and Dutch, and attempted to abolish tribute requirements for indigenous Mexicans.

160 years ago
1849


Born on this date
Marie Louise Andrews
. U.S. writer. Mrs. Andrews, a native and resident of Indiana, wrote poems, essays, and sketches for various periodicals. She was an editor at the Indianapolis Herald in the 1880s, and was one of the founders of the Western Association of Writers, serving as its first secretary from 1886-1888. Mrs. Andrews died on February 7, 1891 at the age of 41.

140 years ago
1869


Died on this date
Charles Wickliffe, 81
. U.S. politician. Mr. Wickliffe was a member of several parties during the course of his career. He represented Kentucky's 9th District in the U.S. House of Representatives (1823-1833) and was a Whig when he was Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky (1836-1839), acting as Governor (1839-1840) following the death of Governor James Clark. Mr. Clark was U.S. Postmaster General in the administration of President John Tyler (1841-1845), and served as President James K. Polk's envoy to the Republic of Texas in 1845. As a Union Whig, Mr. Wickliffe represented Kentucky's 5th District in the U.S. House of Representatives (1861-1863), opposing the state's secession from the United States. He was permanently crippled in a fall from a carriage near the end of his term, but still ran unsuccessfully for Governor of Kentucky as a Peace Democrat. Mr. Wickliffe became totally blind in later years.

130 years ago
1879


Born on this date
Karel Hašler
. Czech entertainer. Mr. Hašler was an actor, director, singer, and songwriter who acted in plays and operated various cabarets in a career that began in the late 1890s. He appeared in silent and sound films from 1914-1941. Mr. Hašler's patriotic songs led to his arrest by the Gestapo in September 1941; he was taken to Malthausen concentration camp in Germany, where he was tortured to death on December 22, 1941 at the age of 62.

Died on this date
Jacob Abbott, 75
. U.S. author. Mr. Abbott was a Congregational pastor and co-founder and principal of the private school Abbott's Institute, but was better known as the author of more than 180 books, especially juvenile fiction. His Rollo Books featured a boy named Rollo, and he followed these with the Uncle George series, using the title character to teach various lessons to the reader. Mr. Abbott died two weeks before his 76th birthday.

Joseph Hooker, 64. U.S. military officer. Major General Hooker, who acquired the nickname "Fighting Joe" as the result of a typographical error, served in the Union Army during the American Civil War, and was best known for his defeat at the hands of Confederate forces commanded by General Robert E. Lee in the Battle of Chancellorsville in 1863. Maj. Gen. Hooker had a reputation as a hard-drinking ladies' man, but that may be exaggerated. He suffered a stroke in later years, and died while on a visit to Garden City, New York, 13 days before his 65th birthday.

Clark Brown, 21. Canadian murderer. Mr. Brown was publicly hanged in Cornwall, Ontario for the September 2 murder of his 68-year-old father Robert and 12-year-old sister Addie.

80 years ago
1929


Died on this date
António José de Almeida, 63
. 6th President of Portugal, 1919-1923; Prime Minister of Portugal, 1916, 1916-1917. Dr. Almeida, a physician, was associated with the moderate wing of the Portuguese Republican Party before founding the Evolutionist Party, which became part of the Republican Liberal Party. He was the only President of the First Republic to serve a full four-year term.

Norman Pritchard, 52. Indian-born athlete and actor. Mr. Pritchard was the first Indian athlete to compete in the Olympic Games and to win a medal, winning silver medals in the men's 200-metre run and 200-metre hurdles competition at the 1900 Olympics in Paris. He was officially competing for the United Kingdom, but the International Olympic Committee recognizes him as representing India. Mr. Pritchard moved to Britain in 1905 and later moved to the United States, where he appeared in plays and movies under the name Norman Trevor from the mid-1910s until his death from a brain illness.

70 years ago
1939


On the radio



Died on this date
Otto Rank, 55
. Austrian psychologist. Dr. Rank was the leading disciple of Sigmund Freud in the field of psychoanalysis, but eventually parted company with his mentor, emphasizing emotional relationships in the "here and now" in his practice. His best-known book was Das Trauma der Geburt (The Trauma of Birth) (1924), in which he argued that birth was an interruption of life in the uterus from which people spent their lives trying to recover. Dr. Rank's work influenced the fields of existential, humanistic, and gestalt psychology. He died in New York City from a kidney infection.

60 years ago
1949


Theatre
Regina, an opera by Marc Blitzstein based on The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman, opened at the 46th Street Theatre on Broadway in New York. The production was directed by Robert Lewis, and starred Jane Pickens and Brenda Lewis.

Died on this date
William D. Mahon, 88
. U.S. labour leader. Mr. Mahon was a coal miner before becoming a mule car driver in the 1880s. He attended the founding meeting of the Amalgamated Association of Street Railway Employes of America--now known as the Amalgamated Transit Union--in 1892, and served as its president from 1893 until his retirement in 1946.

Edward Stettinius, 49. U.S. politician and diplomat. Mr. Stettinius was an executive with General Motors before moving into public service on the Industrial Advisory Board of the National Recovery Administration (1933-1934). He returned to the private sector as an executive with United States Steel and then served on the National Defense Advisory Commission, as chairman of the War Resources Board (1939-1941) and administrator of the Lend-Lease Program (1941-1943). He became Undersecretary of State in 1943 and succeeded Cordell Hull as Secretary of State in December 1944. Mr. Stettinius was a member of the U.S. delegation to the Yalta Conference in 1945, but Harry Truman, who had succeeded Franklin D. Roosevelt as President upon Mr. Roosevelt's death on April 12, thought that Mr. Stettinius was too soft on Communism. Mr. Stettinius resigned as Secretary of State on June 27, 1945, and was the first United States Ambassador to the United Nations, chairing the U.S. delegation at the UN's founding conference. He resigned in June 1946, and returned to the private sector. Mr. Stettinius died of a heart attack, nine days after his 49th birthday.

Diplomacy
The U.S.A. expelled Ervin Munk, Czechoslovakian Consul General in New York, and a staff member of the C.S.S.R. embassy in Washington in retaliation for Czechoslovakian actions against American diplomatic personnel in Prague.

Defense
The United Kingdom announced plans to withdraw 3,000 troops remaining in Greece "in the near future."

Politics and government
The U.K. House of Commons passed a government-sponsored measure halving the time in which the House of Lords could block legislation. It was the third time in the past two years that such legislation had been passed.

Economics and finance
The Organization for European Economic Cooperation began a meeting in Paris, with West Germany represented for the first time. U.S. Economic Cooperation Administrator Paul Hoffman threatened to cut off Marshall Plan aid to Europe in the absence of more rapid progress toward "integration of the Western European economy."

Labour
Bethlehem Steel settled with the United Steel Workers of America for a company-financed pension plan and an insurance program financed jointly by workers and management.

Football
CRU
WIFU
Calgary (13-1) 11 @ Edmonton (4-10) 1

Ken Sluman’s single accounted for the Eskimos’ only point as they suffered their sixth loss in as many games against the Stampeders in 1949. The game was worth only 1 point in the standings.

50 years ago
1959

Hit parade

#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): I'll Never Fall in Love Again--Johnnie Ray

#1 single in Italy: Forever--Joe Damiano (5th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Souvenirs--Bill Ramsey (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Mirror): Travellin' Light--Cliff Richard and the Shadows (3rd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Mack the Knife--Bobby Darin (6th week at #1)
2 Mr. Blue--The Fleetwoods
3 Put Your Head on My Shoulder--Paul Anka
4 Don't You Know--Della Reese
5 Deck of Cards--Wink Martindale
6 Teen Beat--Sandy Nelson
7 Primrose Lane--Jerry Wallace with the Jewels
8 ('Til) I Kissed You--The Everly Brothers
9 Poison Ivy--The Coasters
10 Lonely Street--Andy Williams

Singles entering the chart were High School U.S.A. by Tommy Facenda (#60); Be My Guest by Fats Domino (#67); Boys Do Cry by Joe Bennett and the Sparkletones (#95); Come Into My Heart by Lloyd Price and his Orchestra (#97); Midnight Stroll by the Revels (#98); Piano Shuffle by Dave "Baby" Cortez (#99); Smooth Operator by Sarah Vaughan (#100); The Hunch, with versions by the Bobby Peterson Quintet; and Paul Gayten (also #100); and Reveille Rock by Johnny and the Hurricanes (also #100).

Vancouver's Top 10 (CFUN)
1 Living Doll--Cliff Richard and the Drifters (2nd week at #1)
2 Just Ask Your Heart--Frankie Avalon
3 Mr. Blue--The Fleetwoods
4 Poco-Loco--Gene and Eunice
5 One Minute to One--Ricky Nelson
6 We Got Love--Bobby Rydell
7 Teen Beat--Sandy Nelson
8 Poison Ivy--The Coasters
9 It Happened Today--The Skyliners
10 Woo-Hoo--The Rock-A-Teens

Singles entering the chart included There's a Girl by Jan & Dean (#21); The Big Hurt by Miss Toni Fisher (#27); There Comes a Time by Jack Scott (#30); Say Man by Bo Diddley (#32); Torquay by the Fireballs (#33); Tucumcari by Jimmie Rodgers (#36); The Hunch by Paul Gayten (#37); Shout by the Isley Brothers (#39); and A Lover's Prayer by Dion and the Belmonts (#40).

Calgary's Top 10 (CFAC)
1 Mack the Knife--Bobby Darin
2 Mr. Blue--The Fleetwoods
3 Put Your Head on My Shoulder--Paul Anka
4 ('Til) I Kissed You--The Everly Brothers
5 Teen Beat--Sandy Nelson
6 Sleep Walk--Santo and Johnny
7 Battle Hymn of the Republic--The Mormon Tabernacle Choir with the Philadelphia Orchestra
8 Morgen--Ivo Robic and the Song-Masters
9 In the Mood--Ernie Fields Orchestra
10 Torquay--The Fireballs
Pick hit of the week: Hound Dog Man--Fabian
Audience picks: Mack the Knife--Bobby Darin
The Three Bells--The Browns
Put Your Head on My Shoulder--Paul Anka
Lonely Street--Andy Williams
Just Ask Your Heart--Frankie Avalon

Teen Beat, Sleep Walk, In the Mood, and Torquay were instrumentals. Hound Dog Man was the title song of a movie in which Fabian starred.

Diplomacy
Former U.S. Marine Lee Harvey Oswald informed the U.S. embassy in Moscow that he had applied for Soviet citizenship.

Defense
In a major foreign policy address to the closing session of the Supreme Soviet, U.S.S.R. Premier Nikita Khrushchev urged all nations to make "reciprocal concessions" to achieve "peaceful coexistence," indicating that the Soviet Union would accept partial disarmament under inspection and control.

Disasters
Mexican authorities estimated up to 1,452 fatalities following several days of torrential rains in the states of Colima and Jalisco.

Football
CFL
IRFU
Hamilton (10-4) 14 @ Montreal (6-8) 15
Ottawa (8-6) 31 @ Toronto (4-10) 21

WIFU
Semi-Finals: Game 1 (Two-game total points series)
Edmonton 20 @ British Columbia 8

Two interceptions late in the game paved the way for a dramatic Montreal comeback on a muddy field at Molson Stadium. Milt Campbell intercepted a Bernie Faloney pass, which was followed by a 67-yard pass from Sam Etcheverry to Tom Moran to the Hamilton 3-yard line. Mr. Etcheverry carried for a touchdown, converted by Bill Bewley, to tie the game at 14. Wes Gideon then intercepted another pass from Mr. Faloney; Mr. Etcheverry drove the Alouettes to the 1-yard line, from where he punted for the game-winning single on the last play. The win, before a crowd of 21,817, clinched the third and final playoff spot in the IRFU.

Dave Thelen carried 20 times for 99 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Rough Riders. He finished the season with 1,339 yards rushing, surpassing Pat Abbruzzi’s previous IRFU record of 1,248 from 1955. Ron Stewart and Ted Smale also scored touchdowns for Ottawa, while Gary Schreider contributed 4 converts and a field goal. Al Dorow, Al Schlosser, and Ron Stover scored Toronto’s touchdowns. Cookie Gilchrist, the IRFU scoring champion, added 2 converts and a single. 19,465 fans at CNE Stadium saw the Argonauts finish out of the playoffs for the fourth straight season and the sixth time in the last seven years.

A then-record playoff crowd of 33,993 showed up at Empire Stadium in Vancouver to see the Lions play their first playoff game ever. After a scoreless first quarter, the Lions got on the scoreboard first on a short touchdown run by Don Vicic, converted by Vic Kristopaitis. The Eskimos, playing what head coach Eagle Keys called their best game of the season, eventually took control. Rookie Howie Schumm was a surprise star, rushing 5 times for 46 yards and a touchdown. Normie Kwong carried 10 times for 73 yards, while Johnny Bright rushed 17 times for 61 yards and a touchdown. The other Edmonton touchdown came on a pass from Jackie Parker to Jim Letcavits. Mr. Parker added 2 converts. Hal Sparrow’s punt single provided the Lions with their other point. The Edmonton defense did a good job of shutting down the B.C. running game, holding By Bailey to 40 yards on 11 carries and Willie Fleming to 36 on 8 carries.

Canadian university
Alberta (4-2) 33 @ Saskatchewan (0-5) 6

Ross Christensen scored 2 touchdowns and Pierre Turgeon, Bill Dunnigan, and Ross Walker each scored 1 as the Golden Bears routed the Huskies at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon. Maury Van Vliet, Jr. added 2 converts and a single. Ken Tidsbury scored the Huskies’ touchdown on a 41-yard rush in the 4th quarter. Alberta led 19-0 after the 1st quarter.

40 years ago
1969

Hit parade

#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Saint Paul--Shane (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): I'll Never Fall in Love Again--Bobbie Gentry (2nd week at #1)

Vancouver's Top 10 (CKLG)
1 Something/Come Together--The Beatles (2nd week at #1)
2 Take a Letter Maria--R.B. Greaves
3 Suspicious Minds--Elvis Presley
4 Echo Park--Keith Barbour
5 Tracy--The Cuff Links
6 Smile a Little Smile for Me--The Flying Machine
7 Jesus is a Soul Man--Lawrence Reynolds
8 Which Way You Goin' Billy?--The Poppy Family
9 Cherry Hill Park--Billy Joe Royal
10 Harlan County--Jim Ford

Singles entering the chart were Down on the Corner/Fortunate Son by Creedence Clearwater Revival (#23); I Still Believe in Tomorrow by John and Anne Ryder (#26); Leaving on a Jet Plane by Peter, Paul and Mary (#27); Is That All There Is by Peggy Lee (#29); and Eli's Coming by Three Dog Night (#30).

Edmonton's Top 10 (CJCA)
1 Suspicious Minds--Elvis Presley (3rd week at #1)
2 Reuben James--Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
3 Which Way You Goin’ Billy?--The Poppy Family
4 Something/Come Together--The Beatles
5 Echo Park--Keith Barbour
6 Sugar, Sugar--The Archies
7 Take a Letter Maria--R.B. Greaves
8 Try a Little Kindness--Glen Campbell
6 Tracy--The Cuff Links
9 You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling--Dionne Warwick
10 Baby it's You--Smith

On the radio
A Book at Bedtime, on BBC 4
Tonight's episode: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Part 10, read by Nigel Stock

Diplomacy
U.S. President Richard Nixon delivered a policy speech on Latin America in which he said he would loosen restrictions on U.S. aid to Latin nations, treating all equally, regardless of whether their governments were democratic or dictatorial. He also stressed that the U.S. would be receptive to suggestions from the Latin Americans to give them a greater say in American aid programs.

Crime
U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Raphael Minichiello, a decorated Vietnam veteran who had escaped custody the previous day while en route to a court martial at Camp Pendleton, California to face a charge of breaking into the post exchange, hijacked a Trans World Airlines Boeing 707 at gunpoint on a flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles and forced the crew to fly him to Rome. In the course of the 6,900-mile flight, the plane made refuelling stops at Denver, New York, Bangor, and Shannon, Ireland while frustrated police and FBI agents stood by. The drama began at 4:42 A.M. when LC Minichiello ordered pilot Donald Cook to divert his flight to Denver, and permitted 39 passengers and 3 stewardesses to debark. With three remaining crew members as hostages, the flight continued to New York’s Kennedy Airport. FBI agents tried to board, but gave up after the skyjacker fired his rifle into the roof of the cockpit and threatened to shoot spectators unless they moved away. He permitted two overseas pilots to board, and the plane finally landed at Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Airport after almost 20 hours. The Italian-born Marine then took off into the countryside at the wheel of a police car with airport police chief Pietro Guli as a hostage. He was captured a few hours later.

Colonel Robert B. Rheault, 43, the former Green Beret commander in Vietnam who had been charged with the murder of a South Vietnamese double agent but had never been tried on the charge, retired from the U.S. Army, apparently bitter and unsure of his future.

Boxing
George Foreman (8-0) won an 8-round unanimous decision over Roberto Davila (21-15) in one of four heavyweight bouts at Madison Square Garden in New York. On the undercard, Luis Pires (12-5) scored a technical knockout of Willie Burton (14-1-1) at 1:48 of the 7th round; Pedro Agosto (20-1) won an 8-round split decision over Bob "Pretty Boy" Felstein (14-8-1); and Bill Drover (23-3-2) scored a technical knockout of Forrest Ward (8-2-2) at 2:39 of the 7th round, ending Mr. Ward's professional career. Mike Quarry (16-0) won an 8-round split decision over Ruben Figueroa (3-2) in a light heavyweight bout.

Baseball
Nippon Series
Hankyu Braves 5 @ Yomiuri Giants 3 (Yomiuri led best-of-seven series 3-2)

30 years ago
1979


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Video Killed the Radio Star--The Buggles (2nd week at #1)

Music
The album Extensions by the Manhattan Transfer was released on Atlantic Records.

Disasters
Western Airlines Flight 2605, a McDonnell Douglas DC-10 en route from Los Angeles, crashed on landing in Mexico City, killing 72 of 88 people on the plane and another on the ground. The landing took place in fog, on a runway that had been closed for maintenance.

Hockey
NHL
Hartford 4 @ Toronto 2

Dave Keon, playing his first NHL game at Maple Leaf Gardens since the Maple Leafs let him go in 1975, scored his first 2 goals of the season to lead the Whalers to victory, with Gordie Howe scoring the final Hartford goal.



Baseball
Nippon Series
Kintetsu Buffaloes 3 @ Hiroshima Carp 5 (Best-of-seven series tied 2-2)

25 years ago
1984


Died on this date
Indira Gandhi, 66
. Prime Minister of India, 1966-1977; 1980-1984. Mrs. Gandhi was shot to death by two of her bodyguards, reported to be Sikhs, as she walked from her residence through a garden to an interview with actor Peter Ustinov. She was succeeded as Prime Minister by her 40-year-old son Rajiv.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the nation’s trade deficit had grown to $12.6 billion in September, the second-largest monthly total on record.

20 years ago
1989


On television tonight
The Wonder Years, on ABC
Tonight’s episode: Mom Wars

Diplomacy
U.S. President George Bush said that he and U.S.S.R. President Mikhail Gorbachev would hold an informal summit on ships in the Mediterranean Sea on December 2-3.

Politics and government
The Hungarian National Assembly voted to conduct a national referendum on how to choose a president.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that its leading economic indicators had risen 0.2% in September.

10 years ago
1999

Died on this date
Greg Moore, 24
. Canadian auto racing driver. A native of New Westminster, British Columbia and resident of Maple Ridge, Mr. Moore began racing in the Indy Lights circuit in 1993. He won 3 races in 1994 and then won 10 of 12 races and the Indy Lights championship in 1995 after joining the Player’s Forsythe team. Mr. Moore graduated to the Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) circuit in 1996, finishing 9th in the overall standings, with a best finish of second at Nazareth. In 1997 he won at Milwaukee and Belle Isle, becoming the youngest driver to that time to win a CART race. In 1998 he won at Rio de Janeiro and passed Jimmy Vasser on the last lap to win the U.S. 500 at Michigan in a very exciting race that featured more than 60 lead changes. Mr. Moore won the season-opening race at Homestead, Florida in 1999, but lacked a competitive enough engine to compete for the championship. The Marlboro 500 at California Speedway in Fontana was due to be Mr. Moore’s final race with the Player’s Forsythe team; he had signed to join Penske Racing for 2000, as legendary owner Roger Penske believed that Mr. Moore possessed the ability to win a championship if he had the proper equipment. Early in the race, Richie Hearn skidded off the track at the exit of turn 2 and crashed into the wall, but walked away. Mr. Moore had started in 20th position, but after only about 10 laps of green flag racing, he had already passed 10 cars, and was enjoying the race. He then went off the track, possibly as a result of a gust of wind, at the same spot as Mr. Hearn a few laps earlier. Mr. Moore’s car flipped several times before finally hitting the infield wall upside-down at high speed. The g-forces on Mr. Moore’s body were the highest ever recorded in a CART race. He suffered serious head, neck, brain, and internal injuries, and was finally extricated from the car and flown by helicopter to Loma Linda University Medical Center. Attempts to revive Mr. Moore were unsuccessful, and he died about 45 minutes after the crash, while the race continued. The Player’s Forsythe team called their other driver, Patrick Carpentier, into the pits and retired him for the rest of the day. Adrian Fernandez won the race. Helio Castroneves took Mr. Moore’s place with Penske Racing and has enjoyed a successful career ever since. Greg Moore was posthumously inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in 2000. He was this blogger’s favourite driver, and a lot of the enjoyment of watching the races left with him.

World events
The last 900 Indonesian soldiers left the former Indonesian territory of East Timor early in the day. East Timorese in the capital city of Dili, moving about freely as part of a "non-self-governing territory" under United Nations occupation, participated in a Roman Catholic procession.

Politics and government
The November 8 issue of Time magazine hit the streets, which contained an article revealing that U.S. Vice President Al Gore had paid feminist author Naomi Wolf $15,000 per month (later reduced to $5,000 per month) to offer campaign advice. She had told him that he needed to be perceived as an "alpha male," or leader of the pack.

Disasters
All 217 people aboard an EgyptAir jetliner bound for Cairo were killed when the plane plunged 33,000 feet in two minutes, crashing into the Atlantic Ocean off Nantucket Island. Experts later speculated that the plane was deliberately crashed by the co-pilot.

Auto racing
Adrian Fernandez won the final CART race of the season, the Marlboro 500 at California Speedway in Fontana. Greg Moore was fatally injured early in the race, making this the second CART race that Mr. Fernandez had won during which a driver had been killed. At Toronto in 1996, rookie Jeff Krosnoff was killed instantly in a horrific crash on the second-last lap while Mr. Fernandez was on his way to his first career victory. That race was immediately red-flagged.



Football
CFL
Montreal (11-6) 24 @ Calgary (12-5) 31

On a cold, windy, and occasionally snowy Sunday afternoon before 28,250 fans at McMahon Stadium, the Stampeders scored 17 points with the wind behind them in the 4th quarter to defeat the Alouettes and keep their hopes alive of finishing first in the West Division. Backup quarterback Mike McCoy threw 2 touchdown passes to Allen Pitts to give the Stampeders a 28-24 lead, and Mark McLoughlin extended the lead with a 46-yard field goal with just under 5 minutes remaining. Calgary led 14-13 at halftime, but the Stampeders were outscored 11-0 in the 3rd quarter when Montreal had the wind advantage. Kelvin Anderson, who was held to 42 yards on 15 carries, rushed 2 yards for a Calgary touchdown and caught a 23-yard pass from starting quarterback Dave Dickenson for another. Vince Danielsen led Calgary’s receivers with 7 catches for 149 yards. Montreal quarterback Tracy Ham rushed 1 yard for a touchdown in the 2nd quarter and connected with Jock Climie for a 5-yard touchdown pass in the 3rd quarter. The Calgary defense held Mike Pringle to 64 yards on 19 carries.

October 30, 2009

475 years ago
1534

Religion

The English Parliament passed the Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the Church of England.

200 years ago
1809


Died on this date
William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, 71
. Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, 1783, 1807-1809. Mr. Cavendish-Bentinck, a Whig from 1761-1794 and a Tory thereafter, was elected to the House of Commons for the English borough of Weobley in 1761, and entered the House of Lords upon the death of his father a year later. He led a coalition government from April-Decemer 1783, but the government fell after losing a vote in the House of Commons on reforming the East India Company. The Duke of Portland served as Home Secretary (1794-1801) and Lord of the Council (1801-1805), and returned as Prime Minister in 1807, following the collapse of the coalition "Ministry of all the Talents." He was regarded as a figurehead leader of a cabinet of strong ministers, but died in office after an operation to remove a kidney stone.

170 years ago
1839


Born on this date
Alfred Sisley
. French-born U.K. artist. Mr. Sisley, born in Paris to English parents, was an Impressionist landscape painter who spent most of his life in France, and died there of throat cancer on January 29, 1899 at the age of 59.

100 years ago
1909


Football
CRU
ORFU
(Toronto) Parkdale Canoe Club (2-1) 6 Toronto Amateur Athletic Club (2-1) 10

90 years ago
1919


Died on this date
Ella Wheeler Wilcox, 68
. U.S. poet. Miss Wilcox was best known for her poem Solitude, which includes the lines: "Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone." She was an occultist who subscribed to the teachings of Theosophy and New Thought, and died of cancer, six days before her 69th birthday.

Football
CRU
ARU
The Edmonton Canucks disbanded for the season, two days before they were scheduled to play the Calgary Canucks at Hillhurst Park in Calgary.

70 years ago
1939


On the radio



The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, on NBC
Tonight’s episode: The Devil’s Foot

60 years ago
1949


Theatre
Lost in the Stars, a musical with lyrics and book by Maxwell Anderson and music by Kurt Weill, based on Alan Paton's novel Cry, the Beloved Country, opened at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway in New York. The production was directed by Rouben Mamoulian, and starred Todd Duncan and Inez Matthews. It was Mr. Weill's last work for the stage.

Died on this date
Charles Kerr, 88
. U.S. engineer. Mr. Kerr designed the first steam turbine used in merchant ships; he died in Los Angeles.

Defense
The U.S. Defense Department announced a forthcoming reduction of the Navy by 77 ships because of budget cuts.

Football
CRU
IRFU
Hamilton (0-11) 18 @ Montreal (7-4) 29

NFL
Philadelphia (5-1) 38 @ Pittsburgh (4-2) 7
New York Giants (4-2) 41 @ Chicago Cardinals (2-4) 38
Washington (2-3-1) 14 @ New York Bulldogs (0-5-1) 14
Chicago Bears (3-3) 24 @ Los Angeles (6-0) 27
Detroit (1-5) 14 Green Bay (2-4) 16 @ Milwaukee

AAFC
Baltimore (1-8) 14 @ New York (6-1) 21
San Francisco (6-3) 28 @ Cleveland (6-1-1) 30



50 years ago
1959


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Travellin' Light--Cliff Richard and the Shadows

On television tonight
The Twilight Zone, on CBS
Tonight’s episode: Walking Distance, starring Gig Young

This early episode, in which Mr. Young plays a 36-year-old man who takes a side trip to his old home town and finds himself transported 25 years back in time, gets my vote as the best of the entire series. I think Bernard Herrmann’s score is the best music ever written for a single television episode. The music was frequently reused in later Twilight Zone episodes and can be heard in various episodes of The Fugitive.













Space
Nikolai Kozyrev of Russia's Pulkovo Observatory reported that spectral photographs proved that the lunar crater Alphonse was an "active" volcano.

War
Dispatches from Saigon reported that South Vietnamese marines had killed 300 Communist guerrillas and captured 400 more in a two-week anti-terrorist drive in the Camau Peninsula.

Defense
The U.S.A. announced Turkish acceptance of a NATO missile base accord.

Protest
At least 20 Africans died in rioting touched off when Belgian-led African territorial police tried to arrest Congolese National Movement leader Patrice Lumumba and dispersed a nationalist rally in Stanleyville.

Disasters
Piedmont Airlines Flight 349, a Douglas DC-3 en route from Washington, D.C., crashed on approach to Charlottesville–Albemarle Airport in Albemarle County, Virginia, killing 26 of the 27 people on board. Passenger Phil Bradley, 33, was the sole survivor.

40 years ago
1969


On the radio
A Book at Bedtime, on BBC 4
Tonight's episode: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Part 9, read by Nigel Stock

On television tonight
Dragnet 1970, on NBC
Tonight's episode: Homicide: Cigarette Butt



War
After 40 sessions, Paris peace talks to end the Vietnam War were still stalled when chief U.S. negotiator Henry Cabot Lodge tried to get the talks moving by proposing secret talks. The Communists flatly turned down the proposal, calling for direct negotiations between the U.S.A. and Viet Cong.

Defense
It was reported that a secret 1966 U.S. Army memorandum revealed the existence of more than 20,000 bullets containing fatal disease toxins. Knowledgeable sources said that the bullets, stockpiled at Pine Bluff Arsenal in Arkansas, could logically be used by the Army for only one purpose--assassination.

Politics and government
Standing next to Vice-President Spiro Agnew at a White House reception, U.S. President Richard Nixon said that Mr. Agnew "has done a great job for this administration." Mr. Agnew then spoke of "the need for self-discipline of the adult community."

Protest
The first major disruption on the campus of Vassar in its 108-year history occurred when 35 Negro female students seized control of the school’s administration offices and presented a list of separatist demands, including a department of black studies and separate dormitories for 200 Negro students. The protesters, most of them full scholarship students, were aided by 10 Negro youths, who guarded the main entrance.

Exploration
Announcing "the most ambitious underwater exploration program ever attempted," the U.S. Interior Department said that scientists would start living for several months below the ocean’s surface off St. John in the Virgin Islands in the spring of 1970.

Science
The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Murray Gell-Mann of the United States for his work "concerning the classification of elementary particles and their interactions."

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Derek Barton of the U.K. and Odd Hassel of Norway for their work concerning the conformation--or shape--of molecules.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (12-3) 18 @ British Columbia (5-11) 7

Ron Lancaster completed a 65-yard pass to Hugh Campbell for one Saskatchewan touchdown, while backup quarterback Bubba Wyche completed just 1 of 7 passes, but his completion was a short pass to Bobby Thompson, who broke it for an 85-yard touchdown as the Roughriders beat the Lions. B.C. failed to score a touchdown, getting only a field goal and 2 singles from Ted Gerela, as well as a safety touch. 32,340 fans showed up at Empire Stadium to see if their team could clinch a playoff spot after starting the season with 10 losses in their first 11 games. Instead, B.C.’s 4-game winning streak was snapped, and they had to hope that the Roughriders would win in Edmonton 3 days later to prevent the Eskimos from capturing the Western Football Conference’s third and final playoff spot.

Baseball
Nippon Series
Hankyu Braves 4 @ Yomiuri Giants 9 (Yomiuri led best-of-seven series 3-1)

30 years ago
1979


Died on this date
Barnes Wallis, 92
. U.K. engineer. Sir Barnes invented the bouncing bomb used by the Royal Air Force in Operation Chastise (the "Dambusters" raid) to attack the dams of the Ruhr Valley during World War II. His other inventions included the earthquake bomb and a version of the geodetic airframe.

Hockey
NHL
St. Louis 2 Edmonton 1

Baseball
Japan Series
Kintetsu Buffaloes 2 @ Hiroshima Carp 3 (Kintetsu led best-of-seven series 2-1)

25 years ago
1984


Died on this date
Jerzy Popieluszko, 37. Polish clergyman. A Roman Catholic priest who spoke out against Poland’s Communist government and in support of the Solidarity trade union movement, Father Popieluszko’s body was found 11 days after he’d been kidnapped, allegedly by three members of Poland’s secret police, led by a police captain in the Interior Ministry.

20 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): Swing the Mood--Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Lambada--Kaoma (11th week at #1)

Protest
300,000 East Germans in Leipzig demonstrated in Leipzig on behalf of political reform. It was the second such demonstration there within a week.

Politics and government
Newfoundland Premier Clyde Wells announced his intention submit a motion to the Newfoundland House of Assembly to terminate the province's approval of the Meech Lake constitutional accord.

10 years ago
1999


Died on this date
Max Patkin, 79
. U.S. baseball clown. Mr. Patkin, the "Clown Prince of Baseball," was a minor league pitcher with the Wisconsin Rapids White Sox (1941-1942) and Green Bay Bluejays (1942) of the Class D Wisconsin State League and Wilkes-Barre Barons (1946) of the Class A Eastern League, compiling a record of 11-9 in 32 games. An arm injury curtailed his career, but his antics caught the eye of Cleveland Indians' owner Bill Veeck, who hired him as a "coach" to boost attendance. When the Indians began to attract crowds without needing Mr. Patkin, Mr. Veeck got him started with minor league clubs, where he spent most of the rest of his life as a travelling entertainer. I met Mr. Patkin when he performed for the Edmonton Trappers in 1981, and I have one of his autographed baseball cards. His style of humour was dated, to put it mildly, but he was a very nice man, and I was sad to hear of his passing.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (3-14) 21 @ Edmonton (6-11) 34
Hamilton (10-7) 21 @ British Columbia (12-5) 26

Sean Millington rushed 29 times for 225 yards and 3 touchdowns to lead the Eskimos past the Roughriders before a Commonwealth Stadium crowd of 33,850 on a sunny Saturday afternoon. Mr. Millington’s rushing total was exactly half of his total for the season, and broke Normie Kwong’s team single-game record of 192 yards from 1955. Edmonton quarterback Kevin Mason completed 11 of 17 passes for 149 yards and a touchdown to Ed Hervey. Reggie Jones caught 3 passes for 99 yards for the Roughriders, including a 65-yard touchdown reception from Steve Sarkisian. Ricky Whittle carried 14 times for 41 yards and ran 1 yard for the other Saskatchewan touchdown. The win kept the Eskimos’ playoff hopes alive; a win in Toronto or a Winnipeg loss in Montreal the following week would put the Eskimos into the playoffs for the 28th consecutive season. For the Roughriders, the loss was their eighth in a row.

B.C. quarterback Damon Allen rushed 11 times for 65 yards and completed 16 of 24 passes for 189 yards and 2 touchdowns to lead the Lions over the Tiger-Cats in front of just 18,817 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver. Rocky Henry and Don Blair were on the receiving end of Mr. Allen’s touchdown passes. The Lions’ other touchdown was scored by linebacker Rafael Robinson, who blocked a punt in the third quarter and returned it 11 yards. Ronald Williams led the Hamilton offense with 12 carries for 144 yards and touchdown runs of 1 and 65 yards; he also caught 2 passes for 23 yards. The Tiger-Cats hurt their own cause with 4 lost fumbles. Hamilton defensive end Joe Montford was ejected just 7 minutes into the game when he appeared to try to kick one of the Lions during a melee on the field that involved several players.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

October 29, 2009

1,040 years ago
969


War
Byzantine troops occupied Antioch, Syria, the day after Arab troops surrendered to end an 11-month siege of the city.

180 years ago
1829


Died on this date
Marianne Mozart, 78
. Austrian musician. Miss Mozart was the older sister of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; she was a concert pianist and composer, but none of her compositions have survived.

140 years ago
1879


Born on this date
Franz von Papen
. Chancellor of Germany, 1932. Mr. Papen, a member of the Zentrum (Centre Party) from 1918-1932 and a Nazi from 1938-1945, was Chancellor from June 1-December 2, 1932 and Vice Chancellor under Adolf Hitler from 1933-1934. On June 17, 1934, he delivered a speech at the University of Marburg in which he called for the restoration of some freedoms, demanded an end for calls for a "second revolution," and called for an end to SA violence in the streets. Mr. Papen left the cabinet after the Night of the Long Knives (June 30-July 2, 1934), in which many of his colleagues were murdered. Mr. Papen accepted the post of Ambassador to Austria; he served in this position until February 1938, then as Ambassador to Turkey from 1939-1944. He was acquitted at the Nuremberg war crimes trials, as it was held that he was guilty only of "political immoralities." Mr. Papen died on May 2, 1969 at the age of 89.

Disasters
A violent gale and high tides ravaged the coast of northeastern New Brunswick; the breakwater and lighthouse at Shippagan were completely washed away.

120 years ago
1889

Baseball

World Series
Brooklyn Bridegrooms 2 @ New York Giants 3 (New York won best-of-eleven series 6-3)

The Giants gave up 2 runs in the top of the 1st inning but came back with single runs in the 1st, 6th, and 7th to edge the Bridegrooms before 3,067 fans at the Polo Grounds as the National League champions beat the American Association champions in the series for the first time since 1884. Jim Slattery scored the winning run all the way from second base when Brooklyn catcher Doc Bushing missed a 2-out third-strike pitch. Hank O’Day gave up 4 hits in going the distance for the win. Adonis Terry took the loss, his third of the series and second in a many days.

110 years ago
1899


Born on this date
Akim Tamiroff
. Georgian-born U.S. actor. Mr. Tamiroff, born Hovakim Tamiryants, settled in the United States in 1927. He played ethnic character roles in such movies as The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935); Black Fury (1935); The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936); Anthony Adverse (1936); The Great McGinty (1940); Five Graves to Cairo (1943); Mr. Arkadin (1955); and Touch of Evil (1958). He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for The General Died at Dawn (1936) and For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943). Mr. Tamiroff died of cancer on September 17, 1972 at the age of 72.

90 years ago
1919

Football

CRU
ARU
Calgary Canucks (3-0) 11 Calgary Tigers (1-2) 1

The game at Hillhurst Park had originally been scheduled for October 25, but had been postponed because of snow.

80 years ago
1929

Economics and finance

The New York Times stated that "the investor who purchases securities at this time with the discrimination that is always a condition of prudent investing may do so with utmost confidence." Instead, the bottom fell out of the stock market. On a day that became infamous as "Black Tuesday," the final quotation on the tapes of the stock tickers read, "TOTAL SALES TODAY 16,383,700. GOOD NIGHT." The sales, with rapidly declining prices, represented a loss in share value on the New York Stock Exchange alone of about $10 billion, twice the amount of currency in circulation in the United States at the time. The Montreal Stock Exchange also plunged: a record 382,521 shares were traded, with some stocks losing up to 40 points. The Day the Bubble Burst by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan-Witts, published in 1979, is an entertaining popular history of the crash and the events leading up to it. The book was made into a made-for-television movie in 1982.



Movies
New York Mayor Jimmy Walker said, "I appeal to movie exhibitors to show pictures that will reinstate courage and hope in the hearts of the people."

Football
NFL
Boston (3-2) 6 Orange (2-2-2) 0 @ Pottsville, Pennsylvania

80 years ago
1939


On the radio



60 years ago
1949


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): It's a Big, Wide, Wonderful World--Buddy Clark; Larry Green (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard) (Best Seller): That Lucky Old Sun--Frankie Laine (5th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 That Lucky Old Sun--Frankie Laine (2nd week at #1)
--Vaughn Monroe and his Orchestra
2 You're Breaking My Heart--Vic Damone
--Buddy Clark
--The Ink Spots
3 Jealous Heart--Al Morgan
4 Someday (You’ll Want Me to Want You)--Vaughn Monroe and his Orchestra
--The Mills Brothers
5 I Can Dream, Can't I?--The Andrews Sisters
6 Maybe it's Because--Dick Haymes
--Eddy Howard and his Orchestra
7 Room Full of Roses--Sammy Kaye and his "Swing and Sway" Orchestra
--Eddy Howard and his Orchestra
--Dick Haymes
8 Hop-Scotch Polka (Scotch Hot)--Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians
--Art Mooney and his Orchestra
9 Don't Cry, Joe (Let Her Go, Let Her Go, Let Her Go)--Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra
10 I Never See Maggie Alone--Kenny Roberts

Singles entering the chart were Toot, Toot, Tootsie (Good-Bye) by Art Mooney and his Orchestra (#34) and Vieni Su (Say You Love Me Too) by Vaughn Monroe and his Orchestra (#35).

Died on this date
Chikuhei Nakajima, 65
. Japanese military officer, industrialist and politician. Lieutenant Nakajima served in the Imperial Japanese Navy from 1907-1917, piloting Japan's first airship, and serving as as a military attaché to Europe in 1916-1917, where he observed the use of aircraft in combat. After resigning from the Navy he founded the company that became Nakajima Aircraft Company, and provided planes to the military. Mr. Nakajima was first elected to the Japanese House of Representatives in 1930, and represented the Gunma No.1 Electoral District for four terms, resigning from his company in 1931. He was Railway Minister (1937-1939) in the cabinet of Prime Minister Prince Fumimaro Konoe, and opposed Japan's decision to declare war against the United States, warning of the dangers of U.S. military and industrial supremacy. At the end of World War II, Mr. Nakajima briefly held the offices of Minister of Munitions and Minister of Commerce and Industry, but, with the rest of the government, he was arrested by the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers and held in Sugamo Prison for trial for war crimes. Mr. Nakajima was paroled in 1947 before his case could come to trial, and he died at his home in Tokyo of an intracranial hemorrhage.

World events
Chinese Communist authorities in Mukden announced the arrest of U.S. Consul General Angus Ward, charged with beating a servant.

Defense
U.S. President Harry Truman signed the $15.5-billion military appropriations bill--the largest in peacetime history--but placed $615 million earmarked for Air Force expansion "in reserve."

Radio
Foy Kohler was named to succeed Charles Thayer as operating director of Voice of America.

Economics and finance
The United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East completed a 10-day session in Singapore after approving plans for a Far Eastern economic survey and participation in the UN technical assistance program.

Football
CRU
IRFU
Toronto (5-6) 24 @ Ottawa (10-1) 30

WIFU
Winnipeg (2-12) 1 @ Saskatchewan (9-5) 15
Edmonton (4-9) 0 @ Calgary (12-1) 27

ORFU
Windsor (4-7) 5 @ Hamilton (8-2) 29
Sarnia (8-3) 18 @ Toronto (1-10) 10

Both of the WIFU games were worth just 1 point in the standings.

50 years ago
1959


On television tonight
The Untouchables, starring Robert Stack, on ABC
Tonight's episode: The Jake Lingle Killing, with guest stars Charles McGraw and Jack Lord



Died on this date
Sisavang Vong, 74
. King of Luang Phrabang, 1904-1945; King of Laos, 1946-1959. Sisavang Vong acceded to the throne of Luang Phrabang--then a French Protectorate--upon the death of his father Zakarine. He supported French rule in Laos, and refused to cooperate when the country became independent in 1945. When France regained control in 1946, Sisavang Vong was reinstated as monarch of the country, now known as Laos. He was succeeded by his son Savang Vatthana.

Abominations
The Cuban government of Prime Minister Fidel Castro re-established military tribunals, and suspended the right of habeas corpus and other civil liberties.

Politics and government
Delegates to the seventh Italian Christian Democratic Party congress in Florence voted to give centre-right backers of Prime Minister Antonio Segni 53 of the 90 elected seats on the party's National Council.

The Congolese National Movement ended a three-day meeting in Stanleyville by endorsing Patrice Lumumba's call for civil disobedience and a boycott of elections as part of a "positive plan for immediate liberation of the Congo."

Alabama Governor John Patterson urged state officials not to cooperate with Federal Civil Rights Commission agents investigating Negro voting registration complaints.

Economics and finance
Representatives of 35 General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) nations supported U.S. demands for world trade liberalization.

Labour
Granite Steel Company, 17th-largest producer in the United States, signed a 20-month contract with the United Steel Workers of America on terms similar to those accepted by Kaiser Steel and Detroit Steel.

Baseball
Nippon Series
Nankai Hawks 3 @ Yomiuri Giants 0 (Nankai won best-of-seven series 4-0)

Tadashi Sugiura won his fourth straight game for the Hawks as they completed the sweep of the Giants before 32,266 fans at Korakuen Stadium in Tokyo. Nankai scored a run in the 3rd inning and 2 in the 7th.

40 years ago
1969


On the radio
A Book at Bedtime, on BBC 4
Tonight's episode: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Part 8, read by Nigel Stock

On television tonight
Then Came Bronson, starring Michael Parks, on NBC
Tonight's episode: Tonight's episode: The 3:13 Arrives at Noon

Died on this date
Pops Foster, 77
. U.S. musician. George Murphy Foster was a jazz bassist who also played tuba and trumpet with various bands, including those of Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines, from the 1910s through the 1960s.

Society
In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court of the United States ordered an end to all school segregation "at once." In the case of 33 Mississippi school districts, the court’s decision replaced the Supreme Court’s 14-year-old doctrine of "all deliberate speed" and dismissed the contention that providing a continuing education should take precedence over enforcing norms of social justice. It was the first major decision handed down by the Court since Warren Burger had become Chief Justice earlier in the year. The administration of President Richard Nixon, which had opposed immediate integration, promised to enforce the ruling.

Crime
Judge Julius Hoffman ordered Bobby Seale, chairman of the Black Panthers and one of the Chicago Eight on trial for conspiracy to incite to riot, chained and gagged after Mr. Seale jumped up and shouted insults at him in the courtroom.

Communications
A student at UCLA sent the first message on the ARPANET--the precursor to the Internet--to a computer at the Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park, California.

Environment
Invoking its power to set water quality standards for a state for the first time, the U.S. government ordered Iowa to stop dumping raw sewage into the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers by December 31, 1973.

Labour
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 389-4 in favour of tough new measures designed to improve safety for coal miners. The Senate had already passed a similarly strong bill. Some of the required measures had been recommended for 100 years.

Baseball
Nippon Series
Hankyu Braves 3 @ Yomiuri Giants 7 (Yomiuri led best-of-seven series 2-1)

30 years ago
1979


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Born to Be Alive--Patrick Hernandez (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Oyaji no Ichiban Nagai Hi--Masashi Sada

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Me Llamas--José Luis Perales (3rd week at #1)

Baseball
Willie Mays accepted an offer to work as a greeter at Bally’s Casino in Atlantic City Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn barred Mr. Mays from his part-time coaching position with the New York Mets and from any other association with major league baseball as long as he was associated with an enterprise that had ties to gambling.

25 years ago
1984


Oil
All members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) except Nigeria approved the previous day’s recommendation to cut production of oil to prevent prices from falling further.

Medicine
"Baby Fae," the 15-day-old girl who had received a baboon’s heart in an operation in California three days earlier, was removed from the critical list. Dr. Leonard Bailey, head of the team that had performed the operation at Loma Linda University Medical Center, responded to criticism of the operation on ethical grounds by saying that a human heart had not been sought, and that "our entire research endeavour has been aimed" at transplanting animal hearts into humans.

20 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Swing the Mood--Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers (4th week at #1)

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

Football
CFL
Toronto (7-10) 14 @ Hamilton (11-6) 45
Ottawa (3-14) 18 @ Winnipeg (7-10) 14
Saskatchewan (9-8) 34 @ Calgary (10-7) 19

Hamilton slotback Rocky DiPietro caught 5 passes for 73 yards to move past Tommy-Joe Coffey for first place on the CFL’s career list for pass receptions. The catches gave him a total of 652, 2 more than Mr. Coffey had when he retired in 1973. 17,428 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium (not to mention TV viewers across Canada) had to sit through a lengthy interruption of the game while Mr. DiPietro was honoured. Tony Champion caught 4 passes for 165 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Tiger-Cats. His first score came on a 35-yard pass from quarterback Todd Dillon, while his second major came on an 83-yard pass from running back Derrick McAdoo. Mr. McAdoo carried 18 times for 80 yards and a touchdown of his own. Stephen Jordan returned an interception 77 yards for the other Hamilton major. Paul Osbaldiston scored 21 points on 4 converts, 5 field goals, and 2 singles. Toronto’s touchdowns came 1:20 apart in the second quarter: Rick Johnson threw a 3-yard pass to Brian Bedford, and then Ryan Hanson recovered a blocked punt in the end zone. Gill Fenerty led the Argos with 14 carries for 108 yards.

Ottawa receiver Cornelius Redick caught 2 touchdown passes to lead the Rough Riders to their only road win of the season and their first since winning at Winnipeg Stadium the previous year. Ken Hobart, playing quarterback for Ottawa in place of injured Damon Allen, completed just 4 of 19 passes for 136 yards, but one of his completions was for 75 yards and a touchdown to Mr. Redick in the second quarter. Mr. Redick’s other score came in the first quarter on a 14-yard pass from slotback Gerald Alphin. Mr. Redick’s touchdown catches were his only receptions of the game. Sean Salisbury, in what turned out to be his last CFL game, started at quarterback for the Blue Bombers, but was pulled in favour of Lee Saltz late in the second quarter after completing 6 of 16 passes for 63 yards. Mr. Saltz was just 6 for 25 for 130 yards, but he managed to complete a 52-yard touchdown pass to Rick House early in the third quarter. The Rough Riders failed to score a point or even complete a pass in the second half, but the Blue Bombers were unable to score any points after Trevor Kennerd’s 47-yard field goal at 12:15 of the third quarter. Mr. Hobart rushed 9 times for 68 yards, while Ottawa fullback David Conrad carried 13 times for 74. 20,541 disenchanted fans at Winnipeg Stadium saw the defending Grey Cup champions stumble to their sixth straight loss.

The Roughriders outscored the Stampeders 17-2 in the fourth quarter in front of a McMahon Stadium crowd of 20,754. Kent Austin, who had earlier completed a touchdown pass to James Ellingson, ran 9 yards for a touchdown at 8:38 of the fourth quarter and then hit Mr. Ellingson for his second touchdown pass of the game with just 1:54 remaining to put the game away. Dave Ridgway added 3 converts, 4 field goals, and a single for Saskatchewan. Calgary quarterback Tom Porras threw touchdown passes to Ray Alexander and Brock Smith, but also gave up 4 interceptions. Mr. Porras was the Stampeders’ leading rusher, with 5 carries for 56 yards. The Roughriders’ win kept their hopes alive for taking second place in the West Division with one week remaining in the regular season.

CIAU
Alberta (5-3) 22 @ Saskatchewan (6-2) 12

The Golden Bears, eliminated from playoff contention by UBC's win over Calgary the day before, rallied with 12 points in the last 2½ minutes to defeat the first-place Huskies at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon. In a game that saw Alberta punt 16 times and Saskatchewan punt 12 times, the Huskies led 5-1 after 3 quarters on a field goal by Mike Lazecki and a safety touch, while Alberta had a single by Steve Kasowski. In the fourth quarter, a 45-yard field goal by Mr. Kasowski and a 28-yard touchdown pass from Mike Kolodnicki to Darryl Szafranski, converted by Mr. Kasowski, was countered by a Saskatchewan touchdown on a 34-yard pass from backup quarterback Todd Baker to Dan Farthing, converted by Mr. Lazecki. Mr. Kasowski put the Golden Bears on top 13-12 with 2 late singles, and followed with a field goal in the last minute. Mr. Baker threw his fourth interception of the game with less than 30 seconds remaining, and the Golden Bears finished with a touchdown when safety Trent Brown came into the game as a receive and caught a 35-yard pass from Mr. Kolodnicki with 11 seconds remaining. Mr. Kolodnicki fcompleted 17 of 35 passes for 240 yards. Mr. Farthing led Saskatchewan's attack with 6 receptions for 146 yards. Terry Korte and Todd Matheson each made 2 interceptions for Alberta.

Baseball
Nippon Series
Yomiuri Giants 8 @ Kintetsu Buffaloes 5 (Yomiuri won best-of-seven series 4-3)

Norihiro Komada, Tatsunori Hara, Kiyoshi Nakahata, and Warren Cromartie hit home runs for the Giants as they beat the Buffaloes before 23,091 fans at Fujidera Stadium in Osaka, completing their comeback after losing the first three games. Isao Koda won his second game of the Series. Yasunaga Makishi, Takayuki Murakami, and Daijiro Oishi homered for the Buffaloes, who made 3 errors in the final game.

10 years ago
1999


Abominations
The government of Canada agreed to pay $3.6 billion in back pay to thousands of mostly female workers to compensate for wage gaps between men and women. The Federal Court of Canada had upheld a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal order.

Disasters
A devastating cyclone swept through the state of Orissa in eastern India, killing at least 10,000 people and leaving an estimated 1.5 million homeless.

Football
CFL
Toronto (8-9) 13 @ Winnipeg (6-11) 18

Kerwin Bell completed a 94-yard touchdown bomb to Nigel Williams with 36 seconds left in the game to give the Bombers a dramatic come-from-behind-win to keep their playoff hopes alive with one week remaining in the regular season. The winning touchdown pass bounced into Mr. Williams’ hands off Toronto defensive back Alundis Brice. The Argonauts led 13-4 on a touchdown pass from Jay Barker to Andre Kirwan and a convert and 2 field goals by Dan Giancola (including one from 54 yards) until Troy Westwood kicked his second field goal of the game with 3 seconds left in the third quarter to reduce the lead to 13-7. A 10-yard field goal by Mr. Westwood at 6:12 of the fourth quarter made the score 13-10, but Mr. Westwood missed a field goal that would have tied the game, settling for a single with 2:23 remaining to cut the Argonauts’ lead to 13-11. Mr. Barker tried to bring the Argonauts back in the final seconds, but Henry Newby intercepted his pass on the game’s final play, sending 27,043 fans at Winnipeg Stadium home happy. Mr. Williams finished with 8 receptions for 144 yards.

October 28, 2009

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

1,040 years ago
969


War
The Byzantine Empire recovered Antioch from Arab rule after an 11-month siege of the city.

560 years ago
1449


Europeana
Christian I was crowned King of Denmark at Copenhagen Cathedral.

170 years ago
1839


Born on this date
Edward P. Allen
. U.S. politician. Mr. Allen, a Republican, represented the Washtenaw County 1st District in the Michigan House of Representatives (1877-1880) and Michigan's 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives (1887-1891). He died on November 25, 1909, four weeks after his 70th birthday.

150 years ago
1859


War
Royal Navy Quartermaster William Hall became the first Negro and first Nova Scotian to receive the Victoria Cross when he was honoured for his actions in the Siege of Lucknow on November 16, 1857, during the Indian Rebellion. Quartermaster Hall and an officer from his ship continued to load and fire a 24-pounder gun at the walls after the rest of the party had been killed or injured by the defenders.

130 years ago
1879


Born on this date
Channing Cox
. U.S. politician. Mr. Cox, a Republican, sat in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1909-1918), and was Speaker (1915-1918). He was Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (1919-1921), and succeeded Calvin Coolidge as Governor, serving from 1921-1925. Mr. Cox advanced progressive educational and labour legislation, and was chairman of the National Governors Association (1922-1924). He declined to run for re-election in 1924, and retired from politics. Mr. Cox died on August 20, 1968 at the age of 88.

120 years ago
1889


Born on this date
Juliette Béliveau
. Canadian actress. Miss Béliveau, a native of Nicolet, Quebec, appeared in numerous plays, radio, and television programs. Her films included Un homme et son péché (1949); Le gros Bill (1949); and Tit-Coq (1952). Miss Béliveau was a member of the cast of the television program La famille Plouffe (1953-1957). She died in Montreal on August 26, 1975 at the age of 85.

Baseball
World Series
New York Giants 16 @ Brooklyn Bridegrooms 7 (New York led best-of-eleven series 5-3)

The Giants scored 9 runs in the first 2 innings and cruised to victory before 2,584 fans at Washington Park. The Bridegrooms scored 5 runs in the last 2 innings, but it wasn’t nearly enough. Ed "Cannonball" Crane went the distance for his fourth win of the series, while Adonis Terry took his second loss. Each team made 4 errors.

110 years ago
1899


Died on this date
Ottmar Mergenthaler, 45
. German-born U.S. engineer. Mr. Mergenthaler moved to the United States in 1872, and became an American citizen in 1878. He invented the linotype machine in the mid-1880s, which revolutionized the practice of printing. Mr. Mergenthaler died of tuberculosis.

Football
ORFU
Toronto (2-2) 12 @ Hamilton (0-4) 0

100 years ago
1909


Born on this date
Francis Bacon
. U.K. artist. Mr. Bacon was a hard-drinking sodomite who was known for abstract paintings showing grotesque depictions of the human condition. He died on April 28, 1992 at the age of 82.

90 years ago
1919


Society
The United States Congress overrode President Woodrow Wilson’s veto and passed the Volstead Act providing for enforcement of the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution, ratified nine months earlier. Known as the Prohibition Amendment, it prohibited the "manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors" in the United States. Neither drinking nor buying liquor was prohibited.

80 years ago
1929


Died on this date
Bernhard von Bülow, 80
. Chancellor of Germany, 1900-1909. Fürst (Prince) von Bülow was Germany's Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs (1897-1900) and Prussia's Minister of Foreign Affairs (1897-1909) in addition to serving as Chancellor of Germany and Minister President of Prussia (1900-1909). He spent much of his time as Chancellor defending German imperialism and representing the views of Kaiser Wilhelm II.

Politics and government
Liberal Party candidate Joseph-Célestin-Avila Turcotte won a Quebec provincial by-election in the riding of Richelieu, receiving 2,426 votes to 1,451 for Conservative Party candidate Hervé Larivière and 258 for Independent Liberal Ulric Girouard. The Liberals had held the riding since 1897.

Economics and finance
On what became known as "Black Monday," a flood of selling continued on the New York Stock Exchange.

70 years ago
1939


On the radio



Died on this date
Alice Brady, 46
. U.S. actress. Miss Brady, born Mary Rose Brady, won the Academy Award for her supporting performance in In Old Chicago (1937). Her other movies included When Ladies Meet (1933); My Man Godfrey (1936); and Young Mr. Lincoln (1939). Miss Brady died of cancer, five days before her 47th birthday.

Football
CRU
IRFU
Toronto (3-1) 13 @ Ottawa (3-1) 8
Montreal (0-4) 0 @ Hamilton (2-2) 5

WIFU
Regina (6-6) 0 @ Winnipeg (10-2) 16

Fritz Hanson scored 2 touchdowns and Bill Nairn added 2 converts and a field goal as the Blue Bombers blanked the Roughriders before 4,000 fans at Osborne Stadium.

60 years ago
1949


Died on this date
Guy Jasmin
. Canadian journalist. Mr. Jasmin was editor-in-chief of the Montreal newspaper Le Canada; he was killed in the crash of Air France Flight 009.

Marcel Cerdan, 33. Algerian-born French boxer. Mr. Cerdan compiled a record of 111-4 in a professional career that began in 1934. He knocked out Tony Zale in 12 rounds to win the world middleweight title on September 21, 1948, and after two more wins in non-title bouts, lost the belt to Jake LaMotta on a 9-round knockout on June 16, 1949. Mr. Cerdan was on his way to the United States for a rematch with Mr. LaMotta when he was killed in the crash of Air France Flight 009.

Ginette Neveu, 30. French musician. Miss Neveu was a concert violinist who was popular in the 1930s and '40s, although her career was interrupted by World War II. She and her brother Jean-Paul, who accompanied her on piano, were killed in the crash of Air France Flight 009.

War
Israel demanded that Arab states deal directly with its representatives in peace negotiations, threatening otherwise to quit the UN Palestine Conciliation Commission.

Diplomacy
Eugenie Anderson, the U.S.A.'s first female ambassador, was sworn in as U.S. envoy to Denmark.

Politics and government
French Popular Republican leader Georges Bidault won parliamentary approval for a new cabinet with Socialist, Radical, and Popular Republican representation. Most of the new ministers had served in the previous cabinet of Prime Minister Henri Queuille.

Economics and finance
The U.S. Federal Reserve Board reported industrial production at its lowest level in four years, due to the coal and steel strikes.

Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (SCAP) in Japan General Douglas MacArthur announced plans to return Japan's export trade, currently handled by Allied authorities, to private hands.

Labour
The leftist Congress of Industrial Organizations United Farm Equipment and Metal Workers Union announced its merger with the CIP United Electrical Workers union.

The U.S. National Labor Relations Board ruled the International Typographical Union in violation of the Taft-Hartley Act for attempting to imposed a closed-shop contract provision on Chicago newspaper publishers.

Disasters
Air France Flight 009, a Lockheed Constellation en route from Paris to New York, crashed into a mountain while attempting to land at Santa Maria Airport in the Azores on a stopover, killing all 37 passengers and 11 crew members.

50 years ago
1959


Died on this date
Walther Bauersfeld, 80
. German engineer. Mr. Bauersfeld designed the Zeiss I model, the world's first planetarium, in Jena, Germany in 1923. He designed more than a dozen other planetariums before World War II.

Camilo Cienfuegos, 27. Cuban guerrilla leader. Mr. Cienfuegos was one of Fidel Castro's top guerilla commanders, and was appointed head of Cuba's armed forces shortly after Mr. Castro's rebel forces took power at the beginning of 1959. He was lost and presumed dead when the small plane he was travelling in disappeared on a night flight from Camagüey to Havana; conspiracy theories abound.

Space
U.S. House of Representatives Space Committee Chairman Overton Brooks (Democrat--Louisiana) announced that his committee would begin an inquiry into "every facet" of the American space program to see why the U.S.A. was "lagging" behind the U.S.S.R.

War
French President Charles de Gaulle called on leaders of the French Army and civil administration in Algeria to show "devotion" and "discipline" in attempting to end the five-year-old Algerian rebellion.

Football
ORFU
Sarnia (7-4) 50 @ London (7-4) 17

J.B. Smith scored 3 of Sarnia’s 7 touchdowns as the Golden Bears clinched first place at Labatt Park. Other Sarnia touchdowns were scored by Gene Cook, Fran Rogel, Chuck Stanley, and Ed Vernes. Mr. Vernes converted 4 of the touchdowns and added a field goal and single. London coach Al Bruno scored both of the Lords’ touchdowns; Earl Kaiser converted both and added a field goal.

40 years ago
1969


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland (Swiss Hitparade): Grüezi wohl, Frau Stirnimaa--Die Minstrels

On the radio
A Book at Bedtime, on BBC 4
Tonight's episode: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Part 7, read by Nigel Stock

Died on this date
Constance Dowling, 49
. U.S. actress. Miss Dowling appeared in several Broadway plays before acting in television programs and low-budget movies in Hollywood and Italy. Her films included Up in Arms (1944) and Black Angel (1946). Miss Dowling died of a heart attack.

Politics and government
Prime Minister Golda Meir’s Alignment coalition of the Labour and Mapam Parties retained power in the Israeli general election, taking 56 of 120 seats in the Knesset. The right-wing Gahal alliance, led by Menachem Begin, was second with 26 seats. Teddy Kollek was re-elected Mayor of Jerusalem in an election marked by an unexpectedly heavy turnout of Arab voters in the former Jordanian section of the city.

Sudanese Prime Minister Babiker Awadalla was ousted by the Revoolutionary Command Council and replaced by Council chairman Jafie Muhammed Nimeri.

War
U.S. Senator J.W. Fulbright emerged from a closed session of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and asserted that the United States was conducting a secret war in Laos without the knowledge or consent of Congress.

Environment
The California Department of Agriculture ordered the state’s farmers to stop using DDT and another similar pesticide on 47 crops and on livestock. State officials estimated that the ban would cut the use of the chemicals there by 50%.

Labour
The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that General Electric’s widely-publicized "take it or leave it" approach to bargaining was a violation of the National Labor Relations Act’s mandate to bargain in "good faith."

30 years ago
1979


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Born to Be Alive--Patrick Hernandez (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: We Don't Talk Anymore--Cliff Richard (2nd week at #1)

Diplomacy
The first Chinese leader to visit Britain, Chairman Hua Kuo-Feng, arrived in London to start a six-day visit.

Hockey
NHL
Montreal 4 @ Quebec 5

This was the first game at Le Colisee between the Nordiques and Canadiens.



Football
CFL
Calgary (11-4) 28 @ Toronto (5-10) 12
British Columbia (9-5-1) 12 @ Saskatchewan (2-13) 26
Winnipeg (4-12) 11 @ Edmonton (11-2-2) 19

James Sykes rushed 17 times for 89 yards and a touchdown and Willie Burden carried 17 times for 85 yards and a touchdown as the Stampeders eliminated the Argonauts from playoff contention in front of an Exhibition Stadium crowd of 36,226. Ken Johnson completed a 20-yard pass to Willie Armstead for the other Calgary touchdown, while Toronto’s only touchdown came on an 8-yard pass from Tony Adams to Terry Metcalf.

Frank Dark intercepted a Joe Paopao pass and returned it 102 yards for a touchdown late in the first quarter to help the Roughriders to their win before a happy crowd of 28,012 at Taylor Field in Regina. Saskatchewan’s only offensive touchdown was scored by Joey Walters in the fourth quarter on a 9-yard pass from Danny Sanders. Reg Boudreau converted both and added 4 field goals. B.C.’s only touchdown came in the fourth quarter on an 87-yard pass from Mike Nott to Jim Young. It was the longest play of Mr. Young’s 13-year CFL career, and it came in his second-last regular season game.

Tom Wilkinson completed an 11-yard touchdown pass to Waddell Smith early in the first quarter and Dave Cutler kicked 3 field goals as the Eskimos did their best to put 42,778 fans at Commonwealth Stadium to sleep on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Dave Cutler converted and added 3 field goals and a single. The only Winnipeg touchdown was also scored in the first quarter on a 10-yard pass from Dieter Brock to Walt Passaglia. Bernie Ruoff converted and added a field goal and single in what turned out to be his last game as a Blue Bomber. It was the last game of the decade for the Blue Bombers, and among the players who ended their careers in this game was offensive tackle Charlie Turner, who spent 8 of his CFL seasons with the Eskimos. On the other hand, it was the first CFL game for Winnipeg defensive back Charles Williams. Carl Crennell, recently acquired from the Montreal Alouettes, played his first game as an Eskimo at linebacker. For backup Edmonton offensive lineman Leo Blanchard, it was the first game of a 13-year CFL career.

Baseball
Nippon Series
Kintetsu Buffaloes 4 @ Hiroshima Carp 0 (Kintetsu led best-of-seven series 2-0)

25 years ago
1984


Oil
An OPEC committee drew up a recommendation that the 13-member organization cut oil production to prevent prices from falling further. Nigeria was a holdout, refusing to cut production or raise its discounted prices.

Football
CFL
Montreal (6-9-1) 29 @ Ottawa (4-12) 24
Saskatchewan (6-9-1) 7 @ Edmonton (9-7) 52

Turner Gill completed 19 of 34 passes for 324 yards and a touchdown to Nick Arakgi to lead the Concordes to victory. Mr. Gill also rushed for a touchdown and handed off to Dwaine Wilson for another major score. Tim McCray carried 13 times for 72 yards and a touchdown for the Rough Riders, while Skip Walker, who had missed most of the season with injuries after leading the CFL in rushing in 1982 and 1983, was held to 20 yards on 8 carries, but scored the second Ottawa touchdown. Keith Baker caught 6 passes for 138 yards in a losing cause, and participated in the game’s most exciting play. When Don Sweet kicked off after Mr. Arakgi’s touchdown late in the second quarter, Reuben Eckels fielded the ball and ran 3 yards before handing off to Mr. Baker on a reverse. Mr. Baker then ran 8 yards before lateralling to Dwight Edwards, who raced another 89 yards to the Concordes’ 7-yard line. The Rough Riders were forced to settle for a Dean Dorsey field goal after the 100-yard kickoff return. 17,162 fans at Lansdowne Park saw the Rough Riders suffer their 11th loss in their last 12 games. For George Brancato it marked the end of the line after 11 years as Ottawa’s head coach.

The crowd at Commonwealth Stadium was announced as 42,644, but only about 22,500 actually showed up to see Eskimo quarterback Kevin Ingram make his first CFL start. This blogger was in attendance, and it was one of the coldest games I’ve ever been to. I spent much of the second half in the men’s room trying to warm up while the Roughriders had the ball, coming out to take a peek when the Eskimos gained possession. Mr. Ingram left with a leg injury in the third quarter, but not before leading the Eskimos to a 38-1 lead. The Edmonton rookie completed 7 of 12 passes for 136 yards and rushed 6 times for 48 yards and 2 touchdowns. Neil Lumsden and Milson Jones each rushed for an Edmonton touchdown, and Jeff Treftlin returned a Paul Hickie punt 75 yards for another score. Brian Kelly needed 2 touchdown receptions to beat the single-season CFL record that had just been tied by B.C.’s Merv Fernandez the previous week, and it looked as though he would be denied when he was stopped at the Saskatchewan 3-yard line after a 48-yard gain on a pass from Mr. Ingram in the third quarter. When Johnny Evans came in to play quarterback after Mr. Ingram got hurt, he connected with Mr. Kelly for a 61-yard touchdown at 5:01 of the fourth quarter to tie the record, and then hit him with an 85-yard bomb at 7:34 to give Mr. Kelly his 18th touchdown of the season. Mr. Kelly finished the game with 4 catches for 209 yards. For Mr. Evans, the touchdown bombs to Mr. Kelly were the last passes he threw in his football career. Edmonton amassed 490 yards in net offense, including 208 yards rushing. Mr. Ingram and Mr. Evans combined to throw just 16 passes, completing 9. It was the last game for Saskatchewan head coach Reuben Berry and general manager John Herrera, who were both fired shortly after.

20 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Lambada--Kaoma (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Pump Up the Jam--Technotronic (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Girl I'm Gonna Miss You--Milli Vanilli (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): Cœur de loup--Philippe Lafontaine (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): That's What I Like--Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 Miss You Much--Janet Jackson (4th week at #1)
2 Sowing the Seeds of Love--Tears for Fears
3 Listen to Your Heart--Roxette
4 Cover Girl--New Kids on the Block
5 Love in an Elevator--Aerosmith
6 Dr. Feelgood--Motley Crue
7 It's No Crime--Babyface
8 Bust a Move--Young M.C.
9 When I See You Smile--Bad English
10 Rock Wit'cha--Bobby Brown

Singles entering the chart were I Live by the Groove by Paul Carrack (#70); Just Between You and Me by Lou Gramm (#83); When the Night Comes by Joe Cocker (#85); Was it Nothing at All by Michael Damian (#88); How am I Supposed to Live Without You by Michael Bolton (#89); Swing the Mood by Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers (#91); Crossroads by Tracy Chapman (#95); Realistic by Shirley Lewis (#98); and Bring it All Back by Grayson Hugh (#99).

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Miss You Much--Janet Jackson (3rd week at #1)
2 Love Song--The Cure
3 Sowing the Seeds of Love--Tears for Fears
4 Listen to Your Heart--Roxette
5 Dr. Feelgood--Motley Crue
6 Mixed Emotions--Rolling Stones
7 Cover Girl--New Kids on the Block
8 Love in an Elevator--Aerosmith
9 Rock Wit'cha--Bobby Brown
10 Bust a Move--Young M.C.

Singles entering the chart were Just Between You and Me by Lou Gramm (#65); The Arms of Orion by Prince with Sheena Easton (#75); I'm Not the Man I Used to Be by Fine Young Cannibals (#80); How am I Supposed to Live Without You by Michael Bolton (#82); Pump Up the Jam by Technotronic featuring Felly (#84); and Sold Me Down the River by the Alarm (#87).

Died on this date
Henry Hall, 91
. U.K. bandleader. Mr. Hall began leading the BBC Dance Orchestra in 1932, and and remained popular in this position until his retirement in 1964.

Diplomacy
A two-day summit in San Jose, Costa Rica of leaders of Western Hemisphere countries concluded. U.S. President George Bush referred to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega as a "little man," and as "an animal at a garden party."

Protest
10,000 people gathered in Wenceslas Square in Prague to observe the 71st anniversary of the founding of the republic of Czechoslovakia. The demonstration was broken up by club-swinging police.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (15-2) 25 @ British Columbia (6-11) 19

Blake Marshall scored 2 touchdowns on short runs and Jerry Kauric kicked 2 converts, 3 field goals, and 2 singles as the Eskimos became the first CFL team to win 15 games in a season. Reggie Taylor led Edmonton’s ground game with 84 yards on 14 carries, while Tom Richards caught 6 passes for 135 yards and Craig Ellis caught 6 for 94. B.C. quarterback Matt Dunigan completed just 14 of 38 passes for 165 yards and 3 interceptions. Mr. Dunigan ran 1 yard for a B.C. touchdown in the second quarter, and completed a 5-yard touchdown pass to Eric Streater with 14 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to draw the Lions to within a touchdown of the Eskimos. 27,115 were in attendance at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver.

CIAU
St. Mary’s (7-0) 50 Mount Allison (0-7) 6
Acadia (5-2) 28 St. Francis Xavier (2-5) 8
Calgary (4-4) 24 @ British Columbia (5-3) 34

Playoffs
Ontario semi-finals
Waterloo 7 @ Western Ontario 49
Guelph 13 @ Toronto 14

Ontario-Quebec semi-finals
McGill 17 @ Queen’s 33
Concordia 17 @ Ottawa 36

Doug Lynch completed 21 of 35 passes for 399 yards and 4 touchdowns to lead the Thunderbirds past the Dinosaurs at Thunderbird Stadium in Vancouver. With the win, B.C. clinched the WIFL’s second and last playoff spot, eliminating Alberta from contention.

Baseball
World Series
Oakland Athletics 9 @ San Francisco Giants 6 (Oakland won best-of-seven series 4-0)

The Athletics jumped out to an 8-0 lead after 5½ innings and held on to defeat the Giants before 62,032 fans at Candlestick Park to win the World Series for the first time since 1974. Rickey Henderson led off the game with a home run off losing pitcher Don Robinson, and winning pitcher Mike Moore doubled in 2 runs and scored in the 2nd inning. Kevin Mitchell and Greg Litton each hit 2-run homers for the Giants.



10 years ago
1999


Terrorism
Five gunmen in Armenia released members of parliament that they had been holding hostage in Yerevan after negotiations led by President Robert Kocharian. Three of the gunmen were charged in the attack which had begun the day before and had resulted in the assassination of Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan and the deaths of seven others. 40 hostages were released.