Sunday, 31 October 2010

October 31, 2010

150 years ago
1860


Born on this date
Juliette Gordon Low
. U.S. social activist. Mrs. Low founded the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. in 1915, four years after forming a group of Girl Guides in Scotland. She died of breast cancer on January 17, 1927 at the age of 66.

Andrew Volstead. U.S. politician. Mr. Volstead, a Republican, was Mayor of Granite Falls, Minnesota (1900-1902) before representing Minnesota's 7th District in the U.S. House of Representatives (1903-1923). He was chairman of the House Judiciary Committee (1919-1923), and sponsored the bill that became the National Prohibition Act of 1919--usually called the Volstead Act--which was the legislation enabling the enforcement of the prohibition of the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcohol, which went into effect in 1920. Mr. Volstead was defeated in his bid for re-election in 1922, and returned to the practice of law. He died on January 20, 1947 at the age of 86.

130 years ago
1880


Born on this date
Mikhail Tomsky
. U.S.S.R. labour leader and politician. Mr. Tomsky was a factory worker who joined the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party in 1904, and eventually joined the Bolshevik faction of the party. He was elected to the Central Committee of the Communist Party in 1919, and to the Politburo in 1922. Mr. Tomsky was General Secretary of the International Trade Union Council (1920-1921); Secretary of the Central Executive Committee of the All-Russian Congress of Soviets (1921-1922); and Chairman of the Presidium of the All-Union Central Council of Trade Unions (1922-1929). When Josef Stalin decided to move against his potential rivals within the party, Mr. Tomsky was demoted, serving as head of the State Publishing House (1932-1936). He was accused of having terrorist connections, and committed suicide by shootng himself on August 22, 1936 at the age of 55 rather than face arrest by the secret police force NKVD.

Julia Peterkin. U.S. authoress. Miss Peterkin wrote novels and short stories about her native South Carolina; she wrote several novels about the Gullah people, and was one of the few white writers who wrote about the Negro American experience. Her novel Scarlet Sister Mary (1928) won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Miss Peterkin died on August 10, 1961 at the age of 80.

125 years ago
1885


Football
ORFU
College Series
Toronto 2 @ Ottawa 19

100 years ago
1910


Football
CRU
ORFU
St. Michael's College (2-2) 7 @ Dundas (3-1) 22

Canadian intercollegiate
University of Alberta 13 @ Western Canada College 28

WCC led 12-0 at halftime, withstood a 7-point rally by U of A in the 3rd quarter, and held on for victory in Calgary.

90 years ago
1920


Died on this date
Alphonse Desjardins, 65
. Canadian financier. Mr. Desjardins, a native of Lévis, Quebec, co-founded Caisses Populaires Desjardins, the forerunner of today's credit unions, in 1900. He personally founded about 150 caisses populaires, but died after a long battle with uremia before his desire to unite all of Quebec's caisses populaires could be realized.

Medicine
Hours after preparing for a lecture on carbohydrate metabolism at the University of Western Ontario, Dr. Frederick Banting woke up in the middle of the night, devising the idea that led to the discovery of insulin for the treatment of diabetes. Just before retiring the previous evening, Dr. Banting had read an article in the November issue of Surgery, Gynaecology and Obstetrics titled The Relation of the Islets of Langerhans to Diabetes with Special Reference to Cases of Pancreatic Lithiasis, and he pondered the article while trying to get to sleep.

Football
APFA
Rochester (3-1-1) 6 @ Buffalo (5-0) 17
Akron (5-0) 10 @ Canton (3-1-1) 0
Columbus (0-5) 0 @ Cleveland (1-2-1) 7
Chicago Tigers (1-2-1) 7 @ Rock Island (5-1) 20
Detroit (2-2) 0 @ Chicago Cardinals (2-1-1) 21
Cincinnati 7 @ Dayton (3-0-2) 23
Decatur (5-0) 29 @ Rockford 0
Hammond (1-2) 14 @ Logan Square 9

Wisconsin professional
Beloit Fairies 0 @ Green Bay (5-0-1) 7

70 years ago
1940


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Till the Lights of London Shine Again--The Joe Loss Orchestra (3rd month at #1)

On the radio



War
The most intense phase of the Battle of Britain ended, with the United Kingdom preventing a possible German invasion. Japanese troops abandoned the whole province of Kwangsi in southern China. Indian politician Jawaharlal Nehru was arrested and charged with violating the Defense of India Rules by making speeches intended to hinder prosecution of the war.

Politics and government
French Vice-Premier Pierre Laval declared that democracy was dead all over the world, and expressed hope for Britain's defeat in the European war.

Mrs. Earl Browder, wife of the Communist Party's 1940 candidate for President of the United States, was ordered by U.S. Attorney General Robert Jackson to be deported to the U.S.S.R. because of her "surreptitious entry" into the U.S.A. in 1933.

Defense
U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau disclosed that the United Kingdom had ordered "a large number" of freighters from United States shipyards to offset losses from German U-boat attacks.

Movies
The Hollywood film industry pledged its entire facilities to the United States Army for the production of movies to be used in training draftees.

Medicine
Sulfaguanidine, a derivative of sulfanilamide devised by Dr. E. Kennerly Marshall, was announced as a cure for bacterial dysentery, a common ailment among troops in the tropics.

Dedicating the $4-million National Health Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt said that the government did not intend to socialize medical practice.

60 years ago
1950


On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Halloween Hold-Up, starring Edward Binns, Frank Campanella, Robert H. Harris, and Conrad Janis

Oil
The first leg of the 1,100-mile interprovincial pipeline to take crude oil from Edmonton to Lake Superior was completed. The line reached Sarnia, Ontario in 1953, Toronto in 1958, and Montréal, in 1976, reducing eastern Canada's dependence on imported crude oil; the system was the largest in the Western hemisphere.

Basketball
NBA
Washington (0-1) 70 @ Rochester (1-0) 78

The Royals took a 25-12 lead after the 1st quarter and coasted to victory over the Capitols at Edgerton Park Arena in Rochester. Arnie Risen led Rochester with 20 points, while Fred Scolari led Washington scorers with 18 points. Earl Lloyd, a forward drafted from West Virginia State University, became the first Negro player to appear in a National Basketball Association game when he made his debut with the Capitols, scoring 6 points and making 5 assists.

50 years ago
1960


Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): It's Now or Never--Elvis Presley (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in France (IFOP): Tu t'laisses aller--Charles Aznavour (3rd week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 Save the Last Dance for Me--The Drifters
2 I Want to Be Wanted--Brenda Lee
3 My Heart Has a Mind of its Own--Connie Francis
4 The Twist--Chubby Checker
5 Chain Gang--Sam Cooke
6 You Talk Too Much--Joe Jones
7 Devil or Angel--Bobby Vee
8 Let's Think About Living--Bob Luman
9 Poetry in Motion--Johnny Tillotson
10 Georgia on My Mind--Ray Charles

Singles entering the chart were He Will Break Your Heart by Jerry Butler (#63); Perfidia by the Ventures (#78); Natural Born Lover by Fats Domino (#86); Like Strangers by the Everly Brothers (#88); Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On by Conway Twitty (#93); You're Sixteen by Johnny Burnette (#94); Ruby Duby Du by Tobin Matthes & Co. (#95); Irresistable You by Bobby Peterson (#96); Ruby Duby Du from Key Witness by Charles Wolcott (#97); Once in Awhile by the Chimes (#98); Kissin' and Twistin' by Fabian (#99); and The Green Leaves of Summer by the Brothers Four (#100). Natural Born Lover was the A-side of My Girl Josephine, charting at #52.

Vancouver's Top 10 (CKWX)
1 Poetry in Motion--Johnny Tillotson (3rd week at #1)
2 Sailor (Your Home is the Sea)--Lolita
3 North to Alaska--Johnny Horton
4 Hushaby Little Guitar--Paul Evans
5 China Doll--Bobby Swanson
6 You're Sixteen--Johnny Burnette
7 Wait for Me--The Playmates
8 Save the Last Dance for Me--The Drifters
9 You Talk Too Much--Joe Jones
10 Blue Angel--Roy Orbison

Singles entering the chart were Dear John by Pat Boone (#15, charting with its other side, Alabam); X-15 by Johnny Bond (#45); Like Strangers by the Everly Brothers (#48); True Love Can Be by Ron Holden (#51); My Girl Josephine by Fats Domino (#53); Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go by Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (#55); Am I Losing You by Jim Reeves (#58); Stay by Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs (#59); and The Sundowners by Felix Slatkin (#60).

Died on this date
H. L. Davis, 66
. U.S. author and poet. Harold Lenoir Davis wrote collections of poems, but was better known for his novels and short stories. His first novel, Honey in the Horn (1935) won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Mr. Davis died of a heart attack, 13 days after his 66th birthday.

40 years ago
1970

Hit parade

#1 single in Rhodesia (Lyons Maid): Brown Eyes--Chris Andrews (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in France: Lady D'Arbanville--Cat Stevens (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): In the Summertime--Mungo Jerry (5th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): A Song of Joy--Miguel Ríos (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): Woodstock--Matthews Southern Comfort

Australia's Top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Yellow River--Autumn
--Jigsaw
--Christie
--Leapy Lee
2 In the Summertime--Mungo Jerry
--The Mixtures
3 (They Long to Be) Close to You--Carpenters
4 Spill the Wine--Eric Burdon and War
5 Lookin' Out My Back Door/Long as I Can See the Light--Creedence Clearwater Revival
6 El Condor Pasa--Simon & Garfunkel
7 Big Yellow Taxi--Joni Mitchell
8 Make it with You--Bread
9 Old Man Emu--John Williamson
10 25 or 6 to 4--Chicago

Singles entering the chart were Burning Bridges by the Mike Curb Congregation (#50); Little Bit Late by Lewie Wickham (#54); Melody Man by Petula Clark (#56); Marry Me by Ron Lowery (#59); and Hand Me Down World by the Guess Who (#60).

Netherlands Top 10 (De Nederlandse Top 40)
1 To My Father's House--The Les Humphries Singers (3rd week at #1)
2 Paranoid--Black Sabbath
3 Where Have I Been Wrong--The Cats
4 My Way--Samantha Jones
5 Wild World--Jimmy Cliff
6 Peace Will Come--Melanie
7 Lola--The Kinks
8 I Won't Stand Between Them--Bonnie St. Claire
9 Back Home--Golden Earring
10 The Tears of a Clown--Smokey Robinson & Miracles

Singles entering the chart were See Me, Feel Me by the Who (#22); God, Love and Rock & Roll by Teegarden & Van Winkle (#35); Soul Sacrifice by Santana (#39); and Roly Poly by Stamford Bridge (#40).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 I'll Be There--The Jackson 5 (3rd week at #1)
2 We've Only Just Begun--Carpenters
3 Fire and Rain--James Taylor
4 Cracklin' Rosie--Neil Diamond
5 Green-Eyed Lady--Sugarloaf
6 All Right Now--Free
7 Indiana Wants Me--R. Dean Taylor
8 Candida--Dawn
9 Lola--The Kinks
10 It's Only Make Believe--Glen Campbell

Singles entering the chart were No Matter What by Badfinger (#79); I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself by Gary Puckett (#85); Big Leg Woman (With a Short Short Mini Skirt) by Israel "Popper Stopper" Tolbert (#88); Thank God and Greyhound by Roy Clark (#93); Stoney End by Barbra Streisand (#95); That's the Way I Want Our Love by Joe Simon (#96); Amos Moses by Jerry Reed (#97); Chains and Things by B.B. King (#98); Spirit in the Sky by Dorothy Morrison (#99); and One Light Two Lights by the Satisfactions (#100).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I'll Be There--The Jackson 5 (2nd week at #1)
2 We've Only Just Begun--Carpenters
3 All Right Now--Free
4 Indiana Wants Me--R. Dean Taylor
5 Green-Eyed Lady--Sugarloaf
6 Fire and Rain--James Taylor
7 Cracklin' Rosie--Neil Diamond
8 Lola--The Kinks
9 Somebody's Been Sleeping--100 Proof Aged in Soul
10 Look What They've Done to My Song Ma--The New Seekers

Singles entering the chart were Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Neil Young (#65); Be My Baby by Andy Kim (#73); Stoned Love by the Supremes (#84); Groove Me by King Floyd (#85); Sunset Strip by Ray Stevens (#89); Valley to Pray by Arlo Guthrie (#92); Hum Along and Dance by the Temptations (#93); Mr. Bojangles by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (#95); It's Impossible by Perry Como (#96); I Can't Believe that You've Stopped Loving Me by Charley Pride (#98); and Easy Rider (Let the Wind Pay the Way) by Iron Butterfly (#99). Hum Along and Dance was the B-side of Ungena za Ulimwengu (Unite the World), charting at #48.

U.S.A. Top 10 (Record World)
1 I'll Be There--The Jackson 5 (3rd week at #1)
2 We've Only Just Begun--Carpenters
3 Green-Eyed Lady--Sugarloaf
4 All Right Now--Free
5 Indiana Wants Me--R. Dean Taylor
6 Fire and Rain--James Taylor
7 Cracklin' Rosie--Neil Diamond
8 Look What They've Done to My Song Ma--The New Seekers
9 Lola--The Kinks
10 It's Only Make Believe--Glen Campbell

Singles entering the chart included Stoned Love by the Supremes (#84); It's All in Your Mind by Clarence Carter (#91); Be My Baby by Andy Kim (#92); Stand by Me by David & Jimmy Ruffin (#93); Beaucoups of Blues by Ringo Starr (#95); I Can't Believe that You've Stopped Loving Me by Charley Pride (#96); Ten Pound Note by Steel River (#97); Valley to Pray by Arlo Guthrie (#98); and This is My Love Song by the Intruders (#100).

Canada's Top 10 (RPM)
1 Green-Eyed Lady--Sugarloaf
2 Lola--The Kinks
3 Look What They've Done to My Song Ma--The New Seekers
4 El Condor Pasa--Simon & Garfunkel
5 All Right Now--Free
6 It's Only Make Believe--Glen Campbell
7 We've Only Just Begun--Carpenters
8 God, Love and Rock & Roll (We Believe)--Teegarden & Van Winkle 9 Out in the Country--Three Dog Night
10 Cracklin' Rosie--Neil Diamond

Singles entering the chart were Fly Litte White Dove, Fly by the Bells (#56); Comin' Round by the Poor Souls (#76); Ivy in Her Eyes by the Mongrels (#77); Beaucoups of Blues by Ringo Starr (#89); After Midnight by Eric Clapton (#93); Lucy by Crabby Appleton (#95); Simply Call it Love by Gene Chandler (#96); Valley to Pray by Arlo Guthrie (#97); and Heaven Help Us All by Stevie Wonder (#100).

Calgary's Top 10 (Glenn's Music)
1 Cracklin' Rosie--Neil Diamond (4th week at #1)
2 Lola--The Kinks
3 I'll Be There--The Jackson 5
4 Green-Eyed Lady--Sugarloaf
5 El Condor Pasa--Simon & Garfunkel
6 We've Only Just Begun--Carpenters
7 Montego Bay--Bobby Bloom
8 Yankee Lady--Jesse Winchester
9 The Circle Game--Buffy Sainte-Marie
10 It's Only Make Believe--Glen Campbell
Pick hit of the week: Lucretia MacEvil--Blood, Sweat & Tears

Society
At an airport rally in Phoenix two days after his motorcade in San Jose, California had been pelted with rocks and eggs by youths, U.S. President Richard Nixon described the rock-throwers as "1,000 haters," and said that "appeasement" of violence was the reason why "thugs and hoodlums" had gained such prominence in American society.

War
24 U.S. soldiers in Vietnam were listed as killed during the past week as B-52s were bombing the Ho Chi Minh Trail daily.

Politics and government
Julius Nyerere was re-elected to a second five-year term as President of Tanzania, receiving 96.7% of the vote. All but 15 members of tehe 106-seat National Assembly were re-elected.

South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu, addressing a joint session of the National Assembly, said that he would never accept a coalition government, and vowed to oust Communists from his country even after the end of the Vietnam War.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (4-10) 17 @ Toronto (8-6) 19

Don Jonas kicked an 18-yard field goal with 6 seconds remaining in the game to win the game and clinch second place in the Eastern Football Conference for the Argonauts. The game was dominated by the defenses, who scored or set up all the touchdowns. Toronto’s only touchdown came on a 34-yard interception return by Chip Barrett in the 2nd quarter. Mr. Jonas converted and added a 24-yard field goal. Dave Mann punted for 4 singles, and the Argonauts scored a safety touch in the 2nd quarter when Ottawa punter Bill Van Burkleo conceded. Quarterback Gary Wood passed 1 yard to Hugh Oldham in the 3rd quarter for the first Ottawa touchdown, which was set up by linebacker Dan Dever’s 83-yard return of an interception of a Tom Wilkinson pass. The Rough Riders took a 17-15 lead early in the 4th quarter when Mr. Van Burkleo intercepted a pass from Mr. Jonas and returned it 57 yards for a touchdown. Ivan MacMillan converted both Ottawa major scores. Defensive end Wayne Smith tackled Mr. Wilkinson in the Toronto end zone for a safety touch in the 2nd quarter, and Mr. Van Burkleo punted for a single in the 3rd. The winning field goal was set up when Mr. Wilkinson pitched out to receiver Jim Henderson, who completed a pass to running back Bill Symons for a 42-yard gain. The usual sellout crowd of 33,135 attended the game at CNE Stadium despite rainy weather. It was the 11th time in 14 games that the Rough Riders had played on a muddy field. The game marked the end of several Rough Rider careers, including Hall of Fame running back Ron Stewart (13 seasons) and defensive end Billy Joe Booth (9 seasons).

CIAU
Manitoba (6-1) 32 @ Alberta (4-3) 14

The Bisons outrushed the Golden Bears 393-17 on a frozen field as they clinched their third straight Western Canada title before 5,000 fans at Varsity Stadium in Edmonton.

CIAU-NAIA
Exhibition
Shrum Bowl @ Empire Stadium, Vancouver
Simon Fraser 61 British Columbia 6

Dave Syme completed 17 of 24 passes for 254 yards and rused 24 yards for a touchdown to lead the Clansmen over the Thunderbirds. Simon Fraser rolled up a 40-0 haltime lead.

Baseball
Nippon Series
Yomiuri Giants 5 @ Lotte Orions 3 (Yomiuri led best-of-seven series 3-0)

30 years ago
1980


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Upside Down--Diana Ross (5th week at #1)

#1 single in France (IFOP): Amoureux solitaires (Dis-moi que tu m'aimes)--Lio (3rd week at #1)

South Africa's Top 10 (Springbok Radio)
1 The Winner Takes it All--ABBA (2nd week at #1)
2 Upside Down--Diana Ross
3 Fame--Irene Cara
4 Emotional Rescue--The Rolling Stones
5 Can't Stop the Music--Village People
6 Man on the Moon--Ballyhoo
7 D.I.S.C.O.--Ottawan
8 Little Jeannie--Elton John
9 Magic--Olivia Newton-John
10 Samantha--David London

Singles entering the chart were The Wanderer by Donna Summer (#18); and Late at Night by Maywood (#20).

25 years ago
1985


On television tonight
The Twilight Zone, on CITV
Tonight’s episode: Examination Day (starring David Mendenhall); A Message From Charity (Starring Robert Duncan McNeill and Kerry Noonan).

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the deficit on merchandise trade with other countries had set a monthly record in September of $15.5 billion.

20 years ago
1990


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): I've Been Thinking About You--Londonbeat (4th week at #1)

Business
General Motors reported its greatest quarterly loss ever, $1.98 billion. GM announced that it would close four assembly plants permanently and said that five other plants might be closed.

10 years ago
2000


Space
Soyuz TM-31, with Russian cosmonauts Yuri Gidzenko (Commander) and Sergei Krikalev (Flight Engineer) and U.S. Navy Captain William Shepherd (Flight Engineer) aboard, launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station to become the first residents of the $60-billion structure orbiting 240 miles above Earth. The station was a joint project of the United States, Russia, Canada, Brazil, Japan, and 11 European countries, but was paid for mainly by the United States. Mr. Gidzenko commanded Soyuz TM-31, but when the spacecraft docked with the space station two days later, the mission became Expedition 1, with Capt. Shepherd as Commander.



Disasters
Singapore Airlines Flight 006, a Boeing 747-412 jetliner en route from Singapore to Los Angeles via Taipei, crashed on takeoff from the wrong runway at Chiang Kai-shek International Airport in Taipei during a typhoon, killing 83 of the 179 people on board.

Saturday, 30 October 2010

October 30, 2010

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Angie Buan!

740 years ago
1270


War
The Eighth Crusade ended with an agreement between Charles I of Anjou (replacing his deceased brother King Louis IX of France) and the Hafsid dynasty of Tunis.

670 years ago
1340


War
Portuguese forces commanded by King Afonso IV and Castilian forces commanded by King Alfonso XI halted a Marinid invasion led by Sultan Abu al-Hasan 'Ali of Morocco and Yusuf I of Granada at the Battle of Río Salado.

525 years ago
1485

Britannica

Henry VII, the first King of England from the House of Tudor, was crowned at Westminster.

170 years ago
1840


Politics and government
Voting began in the U.S. presidential election. Incumbent President and Democratic Party candidate Martin Van Buren was being challenged by Whig Party candidate William Henry Harrison and Liberty Party candidate J.G. Birney. The voting went state-by-state, and didn't conclude until December 2.

110 years ago
1900


Born on this date
Ragnar Granit
. Finnish-born Swedish neuroscientist. Dr. Granit, Haldan Keffer Hartline, and George Wald were awarded the 1967 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries concerning the primary physiological and chemical visual processes in the eye." Dr. Granit died on March 12, 1991 at the age of 90.

100 years ago
1910


Died on this date
Henry Dunant, 82
. Swiss activist. Mr. Dunant was a businessman who witnessed the Battle of Solferino in 1859, and was appalled at the lack of care for wounded soldiers. His memoir Un Souvenir de Solferino (A Memory of Solferino) (1862) led him to co-found the International Committee of the Red Cross in February 1863, for which he was awarded a share of the first Nobel Peace Prize in 1901. Mr. Dunant was also involved with the First Geneva Convention (1864).

90 years ago
1920


Politics and government
The Communist Party of Australia was founded in Sydney.

Football
CRU
ARU
Finals
Edmonton 18 @ Calgary 8 (Calgary won 2-game total points series 35-34)

Tommy Blades scored 2 touchdowns and punted for a rouge as the Eskimos' comeback from an 11-point deficit after the first game fell just short at Hillhurst Park. Mr. Burnett scored the other Edmonton touchdown. The Tigers advanced to play the Regina Roughriders for the championship of the Western Canada Rugby Football Union.

70 years ago
1940


On the radio



At the movies
One Night in the Tropics, starring Allan Jones, Nancy Kelly, Bud Abbott, and Lou Costello, received its premiere screening in Mr. Costello's hometown of Paterson, New Jersey. It was the first movie for the comedy team of Abbott and Costello.



War
The Greek government claimed that the Italian advance into Greece had made little progress, but Italy announced the capture of the town of Breznica, opening the main route to Salonika on the Aegean Sea. Greek Prime Minister John Metaxas said that British aid had been better than expected, with U.K. marines landing in Greece, the British fleet mining the coast, and Royal Air Force pilots reportedly landing in northern Greece.

Diplomacy
German Ambassador to Turkey Franz von Papen suddenly left Ankara for Berlin after a long conversation with Turkish Prime Minister Dr. Refik Saydam.

Defense
The U.S. draft lottery in Washington ended at 5:47 A.M. after 17½ hours of drawing numbers. A fire of unknown origin destroyed the top floor of the four-storey U.S. War Department building in Washington, but Army code books and other secret records were saved.

Politics and government
Republican Party U.S. presidential candidate Wendell Willkie predicted that if Franklin D. Roosevelt were re-elected five days hence, "on the basis of past performance with pledges to the people, you may expect war by April 1941." Replying in a speech in Boston, President Roosevelt promised, "Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars." Democratic Party U.S. vice presidential candidate told an American Labor Party rally in New York that "millions of Americans know from personal observation that there is Nazi propaganda and Nazi pressure for the election of the Republican candidate." World heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis urged the election of Mr. Willkie because he "will help my people," presumably referring to Negroes.

Economics and finance
Brazil was reported to have banned the export of beef because of a meat shortage in Rio de Janeiro due to a long drought and large beef exports to Europe.

Harvey Gibson, chairman of the New York World's Fair board of directors, announced that 3,000 bondholders would receive 39.2 cents on the dollar.

Labour
It was revealed that carpenters must pay an $80 union "initiation fee" to work at Fort Dix, New Jersey, a $75 fee at Fort Edwards, Massachusetts, and $55 at Fort Meade, Maryland, with no refunds in case of dismissal.

60 years ago
1950


World events
Puerto Rican nationalists in the towns of Jayuya, Ponce, Mayagüez, Naranjito, Arecibo, Utuado, and San Juan led uprisings against the U.S.-supported Puerto Rican government. In San Juan, five men attempted to assassinate Governor Luis Muñoz Marín in his mansion; they fired shots into his office, but he cowered under his desk and narrowly escaped death.

50 years ago
1960


Medicine
Dr. Michael Woodruff performed the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. The recipient was a 49-year-old man who received a kidney donated by his twin brother.

Football
CFL
EFC
Montreal (5-9) 27 @ Toronto (10-4) 63

The Argonauts scored 35 points in the 4th quarter at CNE Stadium--tying the league record for points scored by one team in a quarter--as they clinched first place in the IRFU. Cookie Gilchrist of the Argonauts scored 27 points--23 in the 4th quarter--to win the IRFU scoring title with 115 points, 7 more than George Dixon of the Alouettes. Mr. Gilchrist was successful on 8 of 9 convert attempts.

NFL
Cleveland (4-1) 31 @ Washington (1-2-2) 10
St. Louis (3-3) 20 @ New York (3-1-1) 13
Green Bay (4-1) 19 @ Pittsburgh (2-3-1) 13
Baltimore (4-2) 45 @ Dallas (0-6) 7
Chicago (3-2-1) 7 @ San Francisco (3-3) 25
Detroit (1-4) 35 @ Los Angeles (1-4-1) 48

AFL
Houston (5-2) 24 @ Buffalo (3-4) 25
Dallas (3-4) 17 @ Denver (4-3) 14

40 years ago
1970


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Lola--The Kinks (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Band of Gold--Freda Payne (5th week at #1)

South Africa's Top 10 (Springbok Radio)
1 Burning Bridges--The Mike Curb Congregation (3rd week at #1)
2 Mademoiselle Ninette--Michael Holm
3 Lookin' Out My Back Door--Creedence Clearwater Revival
4 Brown Eyes--Chris Andrews
5 Cha-La-La, I Need You--Shuffles
6 I (Who Have Nothing)--Tom Jones
7 Ain't Love a Funny Thing--Sam Evans
8 Candida--Dawn
9 Cracklin' Rosie--Neil Diamond
10 Poor Little Rich Girl--Dickie Loader

Singles entering the chart were Me and My Life by the Tremeloes (#18); Black Night by Deep Purple (#29); and Stand Up for the Lady by the Rising Sons (#30).

Vancouver's Top 10 (CKLG)
1 We've Only Just Begun--Carpenters
2 I Think I Love You--The Partridge Family
3 Lola--The Kinks
4 I'll Be There--The Jackson 5
5 Fire and Rain--James Taylor
6 El Condor Pasa--Simon & Garfunkel
7 It's Only Make Believe--Glen Campbell
8 Long Long Time--Linda Ronstadt
9 Gypsy Woman--Brian Hyland
10 It Don't Matter to Me--Bread

Singles entering the chart were The Tears of a Clown by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles (#27); Let's Work Together by Canned Heat (#28); Fly Little White Dove, Fly by the Bells (#29); and Express Yourself by Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (#30).

Vancouver's Top 10 (CKVN)
1 Lola--The Kinks (2nd week at #1)
2 Fire and Rain--James Taylor
3 I'll Be There--The Jackson 5
4 El Condor Pasa--Simon & Garfunkel
5 My Home Town--The Seeds of Time
6 Cry Me a River--Joe Cocker
7 Our House--Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
8 Closer to Home--Grand Funk Railroad
9 Somebody's Been Sleeping--100 Proof Aged in Soul
10 We've Only Just Begun--Carpenters

Singles entering the chart were The Tears of a Clown by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles (#21); Heaven Help Us All by Stevie Wonder (#24); Maggie (LP) by Redbone (#27); Engine Number 9 by Wilson Pickett (#28); Fresh Air by Quicksilver Messenger Service (#29); and No Matter What by Badfinger (#30).

Edmonton's Top 10 (CJCA)
1 Cracklin' Rosie--Neil Diamond (5th week at #1)
2 Lola--The Kinks
3 El Condor Pasa--Simon & Garfunkel
4 Ain't that Tellin' You People--The Original Caste
5 Yellow River--Christie
6 Me and Bobby McGee--Gordon Lightfoot
7 Look What They've Done to My Song Ma--The New Seekers
8 God, Love and Rock & Roll (We Believe)--Teegarden & Van Winkle
9 All Right Now--Free
10 Green-Eyed Lady--Sugarloaf

On television tonight
The Interns, on CBS
Tonight's episode: The Price of Life

Music
The album Tumbleweed Connection by Elton John was released in the United Kingdom on DJM Records.

Crime
U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell met with 13 representatives of the nation's police chiefs, and said afterward that federal, state, and local cooperation would be sought in combatting bombings and attacks on policemen.

Economics and finance
Nine Canadian banks announced that they were following the lead of the Toronto-Dominion Bank and lowering their interest rates on loans, effective November 1. In most cases, the interest rate went from 7% to 6.5% and the prime rate from 8% to 7.5%.

30 years ago
1980


War
El Salvador and Honduras agreed to put the border dispute that prompted the 1969 Soccer War before the International Court of Justice.

Scandal
U.S. Senator Harrison Williams (Democrat--New Jersey), the only Senator caught on videotape by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Abscam sting, allegedly taking a bribe, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Brooklyn, New York on charges of bribery and conspiracy.

Baseball
Nippon Series
Hiroshima Toyo Carp 2 @ Kintetsu Buffaloes 6 (Kintetsu led best-of-seven series 3-2)

25 years ago
1985


Terrorism
Three Russian diplomats kidnapped in Beirut by the Islamic Liberation Organization a month earlier were freed unharmed. A fourth diplomat who had been kidnappedat the same time had been found slain on October 2. The ILO said that the Russians had been kidnapped to pressure Syria--an ally of the U.S.S.R.--to seek an end to fighting in Tripoli, Lebanon, between Muslim fundamentalists and Lebanese militiamen backed by Syria. A truce had ended the fighting in early October.

Economics and finance
The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit an all-time high of 1375.57.

10 years ago
2000

Died on this date
Steve Allen, 78
. U.S. broadcaster, author, songwriter, comedian. Mr. Allen, a man of many talents, was the original host of the Tonight show on NBC from 1954-1957. He then moved into prime time on Sunday nights with a comedy and variety show on NBC that ran at the same time that Ed Sullivan's program was on CBS; The Steve Allen Show (1956-1960) drew respectable ratings. He conceived and hosted a program on PBS called Meeting of Minds (1977-1981), where actors portraying historical characters would discuss various issues. Mr. Allen wrote several thousand songs, the best-known of which is This Could Be the Start of Something. His books included The Funny Men (1956); Funny People (1981); More Funny People (1982); and Vulgarians at the Gate (2000). Mr. Allen died several hours after suffering a ruptured blood vessel caused by chest injuries received in a traffic accident.

Friday, 29 October 2010

October 29, 2010

620 years ago
1390


Society
Paris hosted its first trial for witchcraft, leading to the deaths of three people.

270 years ago
1740


Born on this date
James Boswell
. U.K. author. Mr. Boswell, a native of Edinburgh, was a lawyer who was best known for his biography The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (1791), which has been called the greatest biography ever written. Venereal disease and heavy drinking contributed to Mr. Boswell's death at the age of 54 on May 19, 1795.

110 years ago
1900


Politics and government
Rodmond Roblin was sworn in as Premier of Manitoba, succeeding Hugh John Macdonald.

100 years ago
1910


Born on this date
A. J. Ayer
. U.K. philosopher. Sir Alfred Jules "Freddie" Ayer was known for his promotion of logical positivism, particularly in his books Language, Truth, and Logic (1936) and The Problem of Knowledge (1956). He died on June 27, 1989 at the age of 78.

Football
CRU
IRFU
Hamilton (3-1) 14 @ Montreal (2-2) 7
Ottawa (1-3) 4 @ Toronto (2-2) 11

Canadian university
Toronto (4-0) 26 @ Ottawa (0-4) 5
McGill (1-3) 10 @ Queen’s (3-1) 14

80 years ago
1930


Football
NFL
Newark (1-10-1) 7 @ New York (7-1) 34

70 years ago
1940


On the radio



War
Rome radio reported that the Italian army had moved 40 miles inside the Greek border, while other claimed that Greek troops were offering stubborn resistance. The Australian War Council was sworn in in Melbourne.

Defense
The United States began its first peacetime military draft when Secretary of War Henry Stimson drew numbers at the War Department auditorium.

Mexican President Lázaro Cárdenas del Río said that any accord with the United States would provide for naval and air bases in Mexico.

Olympics
The American Olympic Committee officially disbanded with over $110,000 in unspent funds.

60 years ago
1950


Died on this date
Gustaf V, 92
. King of Sweden, 1907-1950. Gustaf V acceded to the throne upon the death of his father Oscar II. He was the last Swedish monarch to exercise his royal prerogatives, but oversaw the transition of his role to that of figurehead. King Gustaf held anti-Communist and pro-German views, and his approval of a German request to alow the transfer of German troops through Sweden to northern Finland in the summer of 1941 caused a brief constitutional crisis. King Gustaf allegedly had a homosexual affair with criminal Kurt Haijby, which led to Mr. Haijby's imprisonment for blackmail after the king's death. King Gustaf was an avid tennis player, and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1980. He died from complications of the flu, and was succeeded by his son Gustaf VI.

Football
CRU ORFU
Windsor (2-6) 5 @ Toronto (6-2) 31

The game was played at Maple Leaf Stadium.

NFL
Chicago Bears (4-2) 27 @ New York Yanks (6-1) 38
Washington (1-5) 3 @ Philadelphia (5-1) 35
Pittsburgh (2-5) 7 @ Cleveland (5-2) 45
New York Giants (4-2) 3 @ Chicago Cardinals (3-3) 17
Baltimore (0-6) 14 @ San Francisco (2-5) 17
Detroit (3-4) 24 @ Los Angeles (5-2) 65

50 years ago
1960


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): It’s Now or Never--Elvis Presley (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy: Il cielo in una stanza--Mina (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Ein Schiff wird kommen--Lale Andersen (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Mirror): Only the Lonely (Know How I Feel)--Roy Orbison (3rd week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Save the Last Dance for Me--The Drifters (3rd week at #1)
2 I Want to Be Wanted--Brenda Lee
3 Chain Gang--Sam Cooke
4 Devil or Angel--Bobby Vee
5 My Heart Has a Mind of its Own--Connie Francis
6 Let's Think About Living--Bob Luman
7 Georgia on My Mind--Ray Charles
8 Don't Be Cruel--Bill Black's Combo
9 You Talk Too Much--Joe Jones
10 Kiddio--Brook Benton

Singles entering the chart were Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On by Conway Twitty (#65, charting with the version by Chubby Checker); Am I the Man by Jackie Wilson (#74); I'll Save the Last Dance for You by Damita Jo (#77); Midnight Lace, with versions by Ray Ellis and his Orchestra; Ray Conniff and his Orchestra; and David Carroll and his Orchestra (#90); Ballad of the Alamo, with versions by Marty Robbins; and Bud and Travis (#91); Psycho by Bobby Hendricks (#96); A Thousand Stars by Kathy Young with the Innocents (#98); One of the Lucky Ones by Anita Bryant (#99); and Satisfied (Part 2) by the Cashmeres (#100).

Vancouver's Top 10 (CFUN)
1 Sailor (Your Home is the Sea)--Lolita
2 Poetry in Motion--Johnny Tillotson
3 Tonights the Night--The Shirelles
4 A Thousand Stars--Kathy Young with the Innocents
5 Save the Last Dance for Me--The Drifters
6 And the Heavens Cried--Ronnie Savoy
7 Wait for Me--The Playmates
8 China Doll--Bobby Swanson
9 You Talk Too Much--Joe Jones
10 Hushaby Little Guitar--Paul Evans

Singles entering the chart were You're Sixteen by Johnny Burnette (#34); Release Me by Jivin' Gene (#37); Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go by Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (#40); Like Strangers by the Everly Brothers (#41); Devil or Angel by Bobby Vee (#42); My Girl Josephine by Fats Domino (#43); Am I Losing You by Jim Reeves (#44); School Bus by Kris Jensen (#45); Ruby Duby Du by Tobin Matthews & Co. (#46); Billy, Billy Went a Walking by the Beau Marks (#47); Love Walked In by Dinah Washington (#49); and The Hucklebuck by Chubby Checker (#50). Billy, Billy Went a Walking was the B-side of 'Cause We're in Love, which was not on the chart.

On television tonight
The Roaring 20's, on ABC
Tonight's episode: The Velvet Frame

Disasters
A C-46 airliner carrying the California Polytechnic State University Mustangs football team crashed during takeoff from Toledo Express Airport in Ohio, U.S., resulting in 22 deaths.

Boxing
Olympic light heavyweight gold medalist Cassius Clay made his professional debut, fighting as a heavyweight. He won a 6-round unanimous decision over Tunney Hunsaker (15-10-1) at Freedom Hall State Fairground in Louisville, Kentucky.



Football
CFL
EFC
Ottawa (9-5) 24 @ Hamilton (4-10) 26

WIFU
Saskatchewan (2-12-2) 0 @ British Columbia (5-9-2) 38

12,000 fans at Civic Stadium saw the Tiger-Cats prevent the Rough Riders from capturing first place in the EFC. Don Sutherin, recently released by the Pittsburgh Steelers, rejoined the Tiger-Cats to play his first CFL game in 2 years, and contributed 10 points.

21,114 were at Empire Stadium in Vancouver to see the Lions end their season with a shutout over the Roughriders. It was the final game for Ken Carpenter as head coach of the Roughriders; he came out of retirement as a player and joined the Denver Broncos of the American Football League to finish the season.

Canadian university
SIFL
Western Ontario 6 @ McGill 57

WCIAU
Saskatchewan (0-3) 0 @ British Columbia (2-2) 12

Jim Olafson rushed for 2 unconverted touchdowns for the Thunderbirds as they shut out the Huskies at Thunderbird Stadium in Vancouver in a game whose ending was marred by fan rowdiness.

40 years ago
1970


Space
NASA revealed that American and Soviet space scientists had agreed in Moscow earlier in the week to meet alternately in Moscow and Houston to work on standardization of docking systems for each country’s spacecraft to facilitate space rescues of each others’ crews.

War
Amid reports that secret talks were under way, the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong held their hard line at the Paris peace talks and repeated their demand that the U.S. withdraw unilaterally and destroy the Saigon administration on its way out of South Vietnam.

Politics and government
Jean Cournoyer replaced Pierre Laporte as Québec Labour Minister in the Liberal Party cabinet of Premier Robert Bourassa, 12 days after Mr. Laporte's murder by the FLQ.

Environment
Toxic levels of mercury were reported in the livers of Alaska fur seals, and U.S. federal officials said it wsa the first time that mercury pollution had been found in large aquatic mammals.

Society
Alabama Attorney General MacDonald Gallion filed a $21-million damage suit against the U.S. federal government for the value of Alabama schools closed by federal judges to promote desegregation. Mr. Gallion contended that the closings amounted to taking property without compensation.

Baseball
Nippon Series
Lotte Orions 3 @ Yomiuri Giants 6 (Yomiuri led best-of-seven series 2-0)

30 years ago
1980


Died on this date
Giorgio Borġ Olivier, 69
. Prime Minister of Malta, 1950-1955, 1962-1971. Mr. Borg Olivier, a member of the Partito Nazionale (Nationalist Party), sat in the Council of Government from 1939-1977, and became leader of the party in December 1950. His first term as Prime Minister was characterized by success in gaining British recognition for him as the equal of the Prime Ministers of Northern Ireland and Southern Rhodesia, while his second term was marked by Malta gaining her independence in 1964. Mr. Borg Olivier was forced to resign as party leader in 1977 in the face of widepread desire for a younger leader, and died of lung cancer.

Disasters
A demonstration flight of a secretly modified C-130 for an Iran hostage crisis rescue attempt ended in a crash landing at Eglin Air Force Base's Duke Field, Florida, leading to cancellation of Operation Credible Sport.

Baseball
Nippon Series
Hiroshima Toyo Carp 2 @ Kintetsu Buffaloes 0 (Best-of-seven series tied 2-2)

20 years ago
1990


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): So Hard--Pet Shop Boys (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Germany (Media Control): I've Been Thinking About You--Londonbeat

War
The United Nations Security Council voted 13-0 with 2 abstentions to pass a resolution warning Iraq that "further measures" might be taken under the UN Charter--by implication, including military action. In separate statements, U.S. President George Bush and U.S. Secretary of State James Baker warned that in light of barbarous acts by the Iraqis in Kuwait, the use of force remained a possibility.

10 years ago
2000


Died on this date
Carlos Guastavino, 88
. Argentinian composer. Mr. Guastavino, sometimes called "the Schubert of the Pampas," composed in the Romantic tradition and wrote more than 500 works, specializing in songs and piano works.

Football
CFL
Montreal (12-5) 31 @ Calgary (12-4-1) 32

Terry Baker missed a 39-yard field goal attempt with 2 seconds remaining in regulation time, and it went for a single point, leaving the Alouettes 1 point short. The kick came just 37 seconds after Mark McLoughlin had kicked a 23-yard field goal to put the Stampeders ahead. The Stampeders led 25-15 at halftime, with no touchdowns being scored in the second half. Calgary quarterback Dave Dickenson completed 28 of 40 passes for 352 yards and a 15-yard touchdown to Travis Moore with 26 seconds remaining in the 2nd quarter. Mr. Dickenson also rushed 8 times for 36 yards and a touchdown, while centre Jamie Crysdale returned a Montreal fumble 1 yard for the only touchdown of his CFL career. Mr. McLoughlin added 3 converts, 3 field goals, and a single, and Tony Martino punted for a single. Montreal quarterback Anthony Calvillo completed 15 of 29 passes for 270 yards and a 38-yard touchdown to Alfonzo Browning in the 2nd quarter. Mr. Baker converted and added 7 field goals and 3 singles. Mike Pringle of the Alouettes led all rushers with 82 yards on 16 carries, while Mr. Moore led all receivers with 116 yards on 6 receptions. McMahon Stadium had had bleachers installed in preparation for hosting the Grey Cup, and 45,010 packed the stands for what was anticipated as a Grey Cup preview.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

October 28, 2010

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Mona Bernales!

120 years ago
1890

Baseball

World Series
Louisville Colonels 6 @ Brooklyn Bridegrooms 2 (Best-six-of-ten series tied 3-3-1)

The Colonels defeated the Bridegrooms 6-2 before just 300 fans at Washington Park. Red Ehret pitched a complete game to win for the Colonels, while Tom Lovett went the distance in taking his second loss of the Series. With poor attendance and poor weather, the Series was called off after this game, with no champion decided.

110 years ago
1900


Olympics
The Olympic Games, which had opened in Paris on May 14, closed.

70 years ago
1940


On the radio



Two years after Orson Welles had broadcast an adaptation of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds for Mercury Theater on the Air, the two men met in San Antonio, Texas, and appeared together in the broadcast studio of KTSA for an interview.



War
The Empress of Britain, a Canadian Pacific Steamships Line passenger liner serving as a troopship, already damaged by bombs from a Luftwaffe FW-200 Kondor long-range bomber on October 26, and under tow toward the Firth of Clyde, was sunk by torpedoes fired by U-32 Oblt Hans Jenisch, northwest of Bloody Foreland, County Donegal, Ireland. At 42,348 GRT, the Empress, was the largest ship sunk by German U-boats in World War II. After Greece rejected Italy's ultimatum, Italian forces invaded Greece through Albania, marking Greece's entry into World War II. In their longest flight to date, British Royal Air Force bombers hit German munitions plants in the Bohemian-Moravian Protectorate. Chinese forces recaptured Nanking, former capital of the province of Kwangsi.

Mexican federal troops engaged Almazanista rebel forces in the state of Chiapas.

60 years ago
1950


Hit parade http://50.6.195.142/archives/50s_files/19501028.html
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Quicksilver--Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters (8th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Goodnight Irene--Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra and the Weavers (Best Seller--11th week at #1; Jukebox--10th week at #1); All My Love (Bolero)--Patti Page (Disc Jockey--1st week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Goodnight Irene--Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra and the Weavers (9th week at #1)
--Frank Sinatra
2 Mona Lisa--Nat "King" Cole
--Victor Young and his Orchestra (Don Cherry, vocal)
--Art Lund
3 All My Love (Bolero)--Patti Page
--Percy Faith and his Orchestra
--Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians
--Bing Crosby
4 Sam’s Song--Gary Crosby and Friend
--Joe "Fingers" Carr and the Carr-Hops
5 Our Lady of Fatima--Richard Hayes and Kitty Kallen
--Red Foley
6 Can Anyone Explain? (No, No, No!)--The Ames Brothers
7 La Vie en Rose--Tony Martin
--Bing Crosby
--Edith Piaf
8 Harbor Lights--Sammy Kaye and his "Swing and Sway" Orchestra with Tony Alamo and the Kaydets
--Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians
--Ray Anthony and his Orchestra
9 Bonaparte’s Retreat--Kay Starr
--Gene Krupa and Chicago Jazz
10 Play a Simple Melody--Gary Crosby and Friend
--Jo Stafford

Singles entering the chart were Beloved, Be Faithful by Russ Morgan and his Orchestra (#29); In My Arms by Mitch Miller and his Orchestra (#32); and A Bushel and a Peck, with versions by Perry Como and Betty Hutton; and Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely (#37). Football
CRU
IRFU
Montreal (5-6) 18 @ Hamilton (6-5) 29
Ottawa (4-6-1) 7 @ Toronto (6-4-1) 30

ORFU
Sarnia (4-4) 10 @ Windsor (2-5) 13

WIFU
Semi-Final
Edmonton 24 @ Saskatchewan 1

Mike King rushed for 2 touchdowns and Lindy Berry passed to Rollin Prather for the other to help the Eskimos defeat the Roughriders before 8,000 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Annis Stukus added 3 converts and 2 field goals for Edmonton. This was the first playoff game won by the Eskimos since rejoining the WIFU in 1949, and the first playoff win by an Edmonton team outside Alberta since 1922. This was the final game for Fred Grant as coach of the Roughriders.

50 years ago
1960


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Only the Lonely (Know How I Feel)--Roy Orbison (3rd week at #1)

On television tonight
The Twilight Zone, on CBS
Tonight’s episode: A Thing About Machines, starring Richard Haydn

40 years ago
1970


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Black Night--Deep Purple

Diplomacy
Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban in an address to the United Nations General Assembly, stressed Israel’s insistence that Egypt pull back missiles from the cease-fire zone along the Suez Canal before Israel would rejoin peace negotiations.

Politics and government
Gerald Regan took office as Premier of Nova Scotia, 15 days after leading his Liberal Party to victory in the provincial election.

Japan’s governing Liberal-Democratic party re-elected Prime Minister Eisaku Sato as the party president for a fourth teo-year term, assuring his continuance in office as the head of government. If Mr. Sato served out his term, his eight years as Prime Minister would set a record for Japan.

Law
A U.S. federal judge in Washington permanently banned official government publication or distribution of a House of Representatives committee report listing "radical" campus speakers. However, the judge approved private distribution of the list.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (9-7) 10 @ Saskatchewan (13-2) 34

R.C. Gamble, recently released by the Eskimos, rushed 16 times for 90 yards and 2 touchdowns in his first game as a Roughrider. Silas McKinnie also rushed for 2 touchdowns as Saskatchewan built a 31-0 halftime lead. The Eskimos finally got on the scoreboard early in the 3rd quarter when Dave Cutler, with a 30 miles-per-hour wind behind him, kicked a 59-yard field goal, 1 yard longer than the previous record, set by Bill Mitchell of the Eskimos in 1964. Rusty Clark, who took over from starting quarterback Don Trull to begin the 3rd quarter, completed 14 of 20 passes and rushed 1 yard for the Eskimos’ only touchdown in the 4th quarter, converted by Dave Cutler. The Eskimos drove to the Saskatchewan 1-yard line late in the game, but Mr. Cutler was stopped in an attempt to run the ball over for a touchdown on the game’s final play. It was the closest that he ever came to scoring a touchdown in his 16-year CFL career; the field goal remained the longest of his career, and stood as a league record for more than a decade. Saskatchewan’s Jack Abendschan converted 3 of the Roughriders’ touchdowns and added 2 field goals and a single. Only 10,696 fans attended the game at Taylor Field in Regina on a cold Wednesday night. It was the 6th straight win for the Roughriders, who ended the Eskimos’ 7-game winning streak.

30 years ago
1980


Abominations
The Canadian federal government of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau announced the National Energy Program, a program of confiscating through taxation revenue from oil that, according to the Natural Resources Transfer Agreement of 1930, legally belonged to the province of Alberta. The NEP would ostensibly increase national ownership, restrain energy costs, and make the country self-sufficient in energy by 1990. The announced policies did grant a concession to the western provinces by abandoning a proposal to tax gas exports to the United States, which would have cut directly into provincial revenues.

Baseball
Nippon Series
Hiroshima Toyo Carp 4 @ Kintetsu Buffaloes 3 (Kintetsu led best-of-seven series 2-1)

20 years ago
1990


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): To Sir with Love--Ngaire

#1 single in Switzerland: It Must Have Been Love--Roxette (3rd week at #1)

Austria's Top 10 (Ö3)
1 Tom's Diner--DNA featuring Suzanne Vega (4th week at #1)
2 Ich hab' geträumt von dir--Matthias Reim
3 I've Been Thinking About You--Londonbeat
4 Naked in the Rain--Black Pearl
5 Blaze of Glory--Jon Bon Jovi
6 La luna lila (Purple Moon)--Luisa Fernandez & Peter Kent
7 I am from Austria--Rainhard Fendrich
8 Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini--Bombalurina
9 Close to You--Maxi Priest
10 It Must Have Been Love--Roxette

Singles entering the chart were The Invisible Man by Dance with a Stranger (#14); Nah Neh Nah by Vaya Con Dios (#26); Cult of Snap! by Snap (#29); and I'm Your Baby Tonight by Whitney Houston (#30).

Politics and government
The Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic held the first multiparty legislature election in the country's history.

World events
Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein cancelled the rationing of gasoline and fired his oil minister, saying he had made a miscalculation. Some observers thought that the original announcement was a ruse to make it appear that sanctions were working so that a military attack on Iraq would not be necessary.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (11-6) 18 @ Ottawa (7-10) 27
Toronto (9-8) 31 @ Saskatchewan (9-8) 33
Hamilton (6-11) 15 @ Edmonton (10-7) 25

The Rough Riders recovered 3 Blue Bomber fumbles and made an interception as they improved their chances of making the playoffs for the first time in 5 years. Reggie Barnes rushed 21 times for 85 yards--including a 3-yard touchdown in the 1st quarter--and caught 3 passes for 44 yards to lead the Ottawa offense. Damon Allen completed 15 of 28 passes for 221 yards, including a 46-yard completion to David Williams in the 2nd quarter for the other Ottawa touchdown. Mr. Williams led the Rough Riders with 101 yards on 5 receptions. Dean Dorsey added 2 converts and 4 field goals, and Terry Baker punted 82 yards for a single to complete the Ottawa scoring. Tom Burgess completed a 31-yard pass to Eric Streater in the 1st quarter for the first Winnipeg touchdown, and Robert Mimbs rushed 2 yards for the other Blue Bomber touchdown with 42 seconds remaining in the game. Trevor Kennerd converted the first touchdown and added a field goal and 2 singles. A 2-point convert attempt on the last touchdown was unsuccessful. Mr. Mimbs rushed for 68 yards on 18 carries to lead the Blue Bombers, while Perry Tuttle gained 85 yards on 2 pass receptions. Mr. Burgess completed 14 of 29 passes for 239 yards, while backup quarterback Danny McManus was just 1 for 8 for 24 yards. 18,216 fans showed up at Lansdowne Park on a wet day.

Dave Ridgway’s fourth field goal of the game, a 47-yard kick on the last play of regulation time, gave the Roughriders their win over the Argos before 26,139 happy fans at Taylor Field. The winning kick came just 43 seconds after Toronto had tied the game on a 6-yard touchdown pass from Rickey Foggie to Jeff Boyd and a 2-point convert pass from Mr. Foggie to Mr. Boyd. Toronto head coach Don Matthews was upset by a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness called against his team that kept the Roughriders’ final drive alive. The Roughriders twice had 10-point leads in the game--10-0 and 30-20, while the Argos led 20-13 at halftime. Saskatchewan quarterback Kent Austin opened the scoring with a 1-yard touchdown run in the 1st quarter. Mr. Ridgway converted and added a 47-yard field goal before Lance Chomyc got the Argos on the scoreboard with an 11-yard field goal on the last play of the quarter. The Argos went ahead in the 2nd quarter on a 64-yard touchdown pass from Mr. Foggie to Randy Marriott and an 8-yard touchdown run by Mr. Foggie, both converted by Mr. Chomyc. Mr. Ridgway kicked a 22-yard field goal with 1:57 remaining in the quarter, but Mr. Chomyc kicked a 17-yard field goal on the last play of the half. The Roughriders did all the scoring in the 3rd quarter on a 40-yard touchdown rush by Orville Lee and a 20-yard touchdown pass by running back Lucius Floyd to Don Narcisse. Mr. Ridgway converted both majors and added a 12-yard field goal in the first minute of the 4th quarter to give Saskatchewan a 30-20 lead. Mr. Chomyc kicked a 35-yard field goal to make the score 30-23, setting the stage for the last-minute excitement. Mr. Austin directed a balanced attack, as the Roughriders rushed for 200 yards and passed for 220. Milson Jones led the Saskatchewan ground game with 100 yards on 15 carries, and Mr. Lee added 58 on just 4 carries. Ray Elgaard led the Roughriders’ receivers with 6 catches for 47 yards. Mr. Austin completed just 18 of 39 passes for 170 yards and 2 interceptions. Mr. Foggie completed 13 of 29 passes for 235 yards and rushed 9 times for 121 yards. Mr. Boyd led all receivers with 81 yards on 4 receptions. The Saskatchewan defense held Argos’ star Mike "Pinball" Clemons to 16 yards on 4 rushes and 6 yards on 1 pass reception. Mr. Ridgway’s performance gave him two single-season CFL records: 57 field goals and 223 points, with 1 game remaining to add to his totals.



The Edmonton defense held the Tiger-Cats to 7 first downs and 190 yards net offense and made 3 interceptions as the Eskimos ended a 4-game losing streak before 27,434 fans on a sunny Sunday afternoon at Commonwealth Stadium. Ray Macoritti kicked 5 field goals, a convert, and 3 singles as the Eskimos came back from an 11-3 2nd-quarter deficit. Edmonton quarterback Tracy Ham directed an offense that amassed 28 first downs, 268 yards rushing, and 463 yards net offense, but could manage just 1 touchdown--a 22-yard pass from Mr. Ham to Keith Wright at 4:35 of the 4th quarter. Hamilton’s touchdown came in the 2nd quarter on a 75-yard pass from Mike Kerrigan to Earl Winfield on the first play after Mr. Macoritti had kicked a 27-yard field goal to reduce the Tiger-Cats’ lead to 4-3. Paul Osbaldiston converted Mr. Winfield’s touchdown and added 2 field goals and 2 singles. Michael Soles led the Eskimos’ rushing attack with 104 yards on 19 carries, while Mr. Ham rushed 14 times for 101 yards and Blake Marshall added 47 on 13 carries. The Eskimos limited the Tiger-Cats, to just 13 yards on 13 rushing plays. Mr. Winfield led all receivers with 127 yards on 4 receptions, while Craig Ellis led the Eskimos with 7 receptions for 111 yards. Mr. Ham completed just 14 of 34 passes for 195 yards and an interception, but he still had a better day than Mr. Kerrigan, who played the entire game despite completing just 8 of 32 passes for 177 yards and 3 interceptions. The Eskimos controlled the ball almost twice as long as the Tiger-Cats did--the difference in time of possession was 39:13 to 20:47. Hamilton’s attack was limited by the absence of 2 key players: running back Derrick McAdoo, who didn’t make the trip to Edmonton, and wide receiver Tony Champion, who was scratched from the lineup after being taken to hospital the night before the game with an inflamed gall bladder. David Adams, who replaced Mr. McAdoo, left with a pulled hamstring in the 1st quarter after rushing 3 times for 4 yards and catching 1 pass for 6.

10 years ago
2000


Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (5-11-1) 54 @ Edmonton (10-7-0-1) 52 (4 OT)
Hamilton (8-9-0-2) 22 @ British Columbia (7-10-0-1) 28

Paul McCallum kicked a 52-yard field goal with 42 seconds remaining in regulation time to tie the game 30-30 and then kicked a 43-yard field goal on the last play of the 4th possession of overtime to give the Roughriders their second win of the season at Commonwealth Stadium, the first time since 1969 that Saskatchewan had won 2 games in Edmonton in the same season. Marvin Graves, replacing the injured Henry Burris at quarterback for the Roughriders, completed 13 of 24 passes for 229 yards and touchdowns to Curtis Marsh, Chris Szarka, and Dan Farthing, with the last 2 coming on the 2nd and 3rd possessions of overtime. Mr. Graves also rushed 6 times for 28 yards, including a 1-yard touchdown on the 1st overtime possession. Linebacker Trevis Smith scored a Saskatchewan touchdown on a 13-yard fumble return early in the 4th quarter, and Demetris Bendross scored later in the quarter on a 91-yard kickoff return, tying Eric Blount’s single-season CFL record with 2 touchdowns on kickoff returns. Mr. McCallum added 6 converts and 4 field goals. Saskatchewan running back Darren Davis chewed up the Edmonton defense for 220 yards on 20 carries; Mr. Bendross led the Roughriders’ receivers with 72 yards on 3 receptions. Edmonton quarterback Nealon Greene continued his fine late-season play, rushing 11 times for 116 yards and completing 25 of 36 passes for 341 yards and 3 touchdowns. Kez McCorvey and Terry Vaughn caught touchdown passes from Mr. Greene in the 4th quarter, and Mr. McCorvey caught another touchdown pass on the 1st possession of overtime. Mark Nohra rushed 22 times for 101 yards and 2 touchdowns--a 1-yard run in the 2nd quarter and a 20-yard run on the 3rd possession of overtime. Shawn Daniels scored the other Edmonton touchdown on a 1-yard rush on the 2nd possession of overtime. Sean Fleming added 6 converts and 3 field goals, but his 30-yard attempt on the 4th overtime possession was wide for a single, enabling the Roughriders to win the game with Mr. McCallum’s last kick. Mr. Vaughn led all receivers with 12 receptions for 162 yards; Mr. McCorvey, whose touchdowns were his 14th and 15th of the season, caught 7 passes for 111 yards. 34,218 were in attendance to see the final game in the Hall of Fame career of Henry "Gizmo" Williams of the Eskimos, the greatest punt returner in CFL history. He returned 2 kickoffs for 63 yards, but strained a hip flexor while returning a punt for 13 yards in the 2nd quarter, and left the field for the last time. Mr. Williams played professional football for 16 seasons, 14 of them in the CFL--all with the Eskimos. His 26 touchdowns on punt returns remains a CFL regular season record.

Damon Allen completed 26 of 35 passes for 345 yards and 3 touchdowns and passed Ron Lancaster to become the CFL’s career leader in passing yardage. Mr. Allen’s touchdown tosses covered 52 yards to Jimmy Oliver in the 1st quarter; 45 yards to Alfred Jackson in the 2nd quarter; and 14 yards to Simon Baffoe in the 4th quarter. The touchdown pass to Mr. Jackson was the play that gave Mr. Allen 50,580 yards passing in a 16-year career. Sean Millington rushed 1 yard in the 2nd quarter for the other B.C. touchdown, all of which were converted by Lui Passaglia. Paul Osbaldiston’s 4 field goals accounted for all of Hamilton’s scoring until the last minute of the game, when backup quarterback Cody Ledbetter completed a 19-yard touchdown pass to Mike Juhasz and then threw to Darren Flutie for a 2-point convert. Mr. Passaglia conceded a safety touch on the last play of the game to complete the scoring. Mr. Millington led all rushers with 70 yards on 15 carries; Ronald Williams led the Tiger-Cats with 10 caries for 36 yards. Mr. Oliver caught 6 passes for 112 yards, and Mr. Jackson 5 for 94. Mr. Flutie led the Tiger-Cats with 7 receptions for 83 yards. Hamilton starting quarterback Danny McManus had a terrible game, completing just 5 of 18 passes for 38 yards and an interception. Mr. Ledbetter was 12 for 20 for 153 yards and 3 interceptions. Mr. Lancaster was on hand to see his record broken, since he was head coach of the Tiger-Cats. B.C.’s win eliminated the Saskatchewan Roughriders from playoff contention. Attendance at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver was 21,303.

CIAU
Regina 28 @ Alberta 10

This was supposed to be the second half of a football doubleheader at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, but the University of Alberta screwed things up in typical fashion, and the game was played at Varsity Stadium at exactly the same time as the Eskimos’ game, thus preventing those of us with tickets for both games from seeing both games. This was the final football game played at Varsity Stadium.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

October 27, 2010

200 years ago
1810


Americana
The United States annexed the former Spanish colony of West Florida.

140 years ago
1870


War
French Marshal François Bazaine, along with 140,000 French soldiers, surrendered to Prussian forces at the conclusion of the Siege of Metz.

130 years ago
1880


Married on this date
Future U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt celebrated his 22nd birthday by marrying socialite Alice Lee, 19, at the Unitarian Church in Brookline, Massachusetts.

120 years ago
1890


Baseball
World Series
Louisville Colonels 9 @ Brooklyn Bridegrooms 8 (Brooklyn led best-six-of-ten series 3-2-1)

The Colonels edged the Bridegrooms before just 600 fans at Washington Park. Scott Stratton started on the mound for the Colonels and was the winning pitcher, with relief help from Red Ehret. Adonis Terry pitched a complete game for the Bridegrooms.

100 years ago
1910


Born on this date
Jack Carson
. Canadian-born U.S. actor. A native of Carman, Manitoba, Mr. Carson was a character actor, usually in comic roles. His movies included Destry Rides Again (1939); Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941); Love Crazy (1941); The Male Animal (1942); Arsenic and Old Lace (1944); Mildred Pierce (1945); Romance on the High Seas (1948); A Star is Born (1954); Tarnished Angels (1957); and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958). He also appeared in many television programs in the 1950s and early 1960s before his death from stomach cancer on January 2, 1963 at the age of 52.

80 years ago
1930

On the radio

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Clive Brook and Leigh Lovell, on NBC
Tonight's episode: A Scandal in Bohemia

Mr. Brook replaced William Gillette as Sherlock Holmes for two episodes--this was his first--before Richard Gordon took over the role.

Defense
Ratifications exchanged in London for the first London Naval Treaty went into effect immediately, further limiting the expensive naval arms race among its five signatories.

75 years ago
1935


Baseball
In Mexico City, a team of American League all-stars defeated the Negro League champion Pittsburgh Crawfords 7-2 in the third in a series of exhibition games. Rogers Hornsby drove in 3 runs off losing pitcher Bert Hunter.

70 years ago
1940


On the radio



The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, on NBC
Tonight’s episode: The Red-Headed League

Politics and government
General Juan Andrew Almazon, in exile in New York, declared that he would take the presidency of Mexico by December 1, 1940.

Economics and finance
The New York Times reported that 150 industrial companies had increased earnings by 31.9% in the first nine months of 1940 from the same period in 1939.

Football
NFL
Chicago Bears (5-1) 37 @ New York (3-2-1) 21
Washington (6-0) 20 @ Detroit (3-3-1) 14
Cleveland (2-4) 7 @ Chicago Cardinals (2-4-2) 17
Pittsburgh (1-5-2) 3 Green Bay (4-2) 24 @ Milwaukee

AFL
Milwaukee (4-2) 14 @ Boston (4-2) 0
Cincinnati (0-5) 7 @ Columbus (5-1) 17

60 years ago
1950


World events
The British intelligence agency MI5 was enlisted in the hunt for missing Italian atomic scientist Bruno Pontecorvo, formerly of Harwell atomic research station in Oxfordshire, who had arrived in Finland with his family at the beginning of September and was now feared to have defected to the U.S.S.R.

50 years ago
1960


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (Lever Hit Parade): Apache--The Shadows

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): Only the Lonely (Know How I Feel)--Roy Orbison (2nd week at #1)

Transportation
The governments of Quebec and Canada signed an agreement to build the Quebec section of the Trans-Canada Highway.

Baseball
The American League gave Calvin Griffith permission to move the Washington Senators to the Minneapolis-St. Paul area for the 1961 season. Los Angeles was granted an expansion franchise.

40 years ago
1970


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland (Swiss Hitparade): A Song of Joy--Miguel Ríos (6th week at #1)

Terrorism
A Soviet aircraft was hijacked by two of the three passengers aboard the four-seat plane. The hijackers tied up the pilot and landed the plane themselves at a Turkish airport.

Economics and finance
The United Kingdom and the European Economic Community announced their first agreements in negotiations for British membership.

Baseball
Nippon Series
Lotte Orions 0 @ Yomiuri Giants 1 (11 innings) (Yomiuri led best-of-seven series 1-0)

Mr. Kuroe's home run leading off the bottom of the 11th inning gave the Giants their win over the Orions before 33,209 fans at Korakuen Stadium in Tokyo. Mr. Horiuchi (1-0) pitched a 6-hitter to win the pitcher's duel over Mr. Kidaru (0-1), who allowed 10 hits.

30 years ago
1980


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): More Than I Can Say--Leo Sayer

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Kaze wa Aki Iro / Eighteen--Seiko Matsuda (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Sun of Jamaica--Goombay Dance Band (4th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Santa Maria--Oliver Onions (6th week at #1)

Died on this date
J. H. Van Vleck, 81
. U.S. physicist and mathematician. Dr. John Hasbrouck Van Vleck shared the 1977 Nobel Prize in Physics with Philip Anderson and Nevill Mott "for their fundamental theoretical investigations of the electronic structure of magnetic and disordered systems."

Judy LaMarsh, 55. Canadian politician. Miss LaMarsh, a native of Chatham, Ontario, was a member of the Liberal Party, and represented Niagara Falls in the Canadian House of Commons (1960-1968). She was Minister of National Health and Welfare (1963-1965) and Secretary of State for Canada (1965-1968) in the cabinet of Prime Minister Lester Pearson. Miss LaMarsh was the first major government official in the Western world to publicly oppose smoking, and as Secretary of State presided over Canada's Centennial celebrations in 1967. She left politics after Pierre Trudeau became Liberal Party leader and Prime Minister in 1968, resumed her legal career, published three books, and became a successful radio talk show hostess before her death from pancreatic cancer.

Energy
The second generator of Hydro-Québec's LG-2 (La Grande River) Barrage Robert-Bourassa went into operation.

Economics and finance
The United States Labor Department reported that productivity in the private sector had increased at an annual rate of 1.4% in the third quarter of 1980. It was the first quarterly rise in productivity in 1½ years and an indication of the ability of the economy to withstand inflationary pressures.

25 years ago
1985


Crime
Five gunmen robbed the Marmottan Museum in Paris, stealing nine Impressionist paintings valued at US$12.5 million. The paintings included Claude Monet's Impression Sunrise and Pierre Auguste Renoir's Bathers.

Labour
United Automobile Workers in the United States ratified an agreement with Chrysler Corporation that provided for wage increases and a lump-sum payment from 2-3% through 1987.

Football
CFL
Montreal (7-8) 17 @ Toronto (5-10) 3
British Columbia (12-3) 42 @ Edmonton (10-5) 29

The Concordes scored 2 touchdowns in the last 2 minutes and 46 seconds of the game to defeat the Argonauts and eliminate them from playoff contention. Roy Kurtz kicked a 37-yard field goal for Montreal in the 1st quarter, while Hank Ilesic punted for singles in each of the first 3 quarters. The Argonauts had chances to score, but a 27-yard field goal attempt by Lance Chomyc was blocked in the 2nd quarter, and a few minutes later, Toronto quarterback Condredge Holloway marched the team from their own 24-yard line to the Montreal 19, but Greg Holmes fumbled after catching a pass, and the Concordes recovered. Turner Gill, who replaced Joe Barnes at quarterback after the starter left with an ankle injury in the 2nd quarter, drove the Concordes downfield and handed off to Tony Johns for a 7-yard touchdown run, converted by Mr. Kurtz, with 2:46 remaining, for the game’s first touchdown. The Argonauts came up short on a third-down gamble, and Montreal put the game away with a 60-yard touchdown rush by Alan Reid, converted by Mr. Kurtz, with 56 seconds remaining. It was a successful debut for Gary Durchik, who had taken over as head coach of the Concordes a few days earlier when general manager Joe Galat had fired head coach Joe Galat. Mr. Reid led all rushers with 90 yards on 12 carries, while Mr. Johns rushed 8 times for 46 yards and caught 8 passes for 79. Walter Bender led the Argonauts with 50 yards on 11 carries. Terry Greer caught 5 passes for 106 yards and passed Dick Shatto to become the Argonauts’ career leader with 6,713 yards receiving. Mr. Greer’s last reception of the game was the 400th of his CFL career. Mr. Gill completed 21 of 30 passes for 176 yards, while Mr. Barnes was 5 for 10 for 59 yards. Mr. Holloway was 19 for 33 for 251 yards. 28,837 were in attendance at Exhibition Stadium.

Roy Dewalt threw touchdown passes to Merv Fernandez and Jim Sandusky in the last 7½ minutes of the 4th quarter as the Lions eliminated the Eskimos from contention for first place in the Western Division before 48,193 fans at Commonwealth Stadium. Mr. Dewalt, playing one of the best games of his career, completed touchdown passes of 36 and 20 yards to Mr. Fernandez in the 1st quarter and another of 13 yards to John Pankratz in the 2nd quarter as the Lions built a 28-7 halftime lead. The Eskimos drew first blood on a 38-yard touchdown pass from Matt Dunigan to Chris Woods, converted by Tom Dixon, at 9:57 of the 1st quarter. The Lions then took control, scoring 14 points in each of the first 2 quarters. The 2nd quarter belonged to Lui Passaglia: he scored a single; rushed 68 yards on a fake punt to set up Mr. Pankratz’s touchdown; converted the touchdown; kicked a 42-yard field goal with 2:07 remaining until halftime; and kicked another 42-yard field goal with 2 seconds left. The Eskimos came to life in the 2nd half; Mr. Dunigan rushed 7 yards for a touchdown at 6:45 of the 3rd quarter, and Mr. Dixon converted and punted for a single to make the score 28-15 after 3 quarters. Mr. Dunigan then connected with Brian Kelly for a 12-yard touchdown pass at 1:13 of the 4th quarter, and followed with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Milson Jones at 3:40. Mr. Dixon converted both, giving the Eskimos a 29-28 lead. However, Mr. Dewalt completed a 10-yard touchdown pass to Mr. Fernandez, converted by Mr. Passaglia, at 7:40, and put the game away with a 68-yard touchdown pass to Mr. Sandusky, converted by Mr. Passaglia, at 12:17. Mr. Dewalt completed 21 of 32 passes for 302 yards and 5 touchdowns; Mr. Dunigan was 19 for 34 for 246 yards and 3 touchdowns. Mr. Fernandez, who became only the second visiting player to catch 3 touchdown passes in a game at Commonwealth Stadium (Eugene Goodlow of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers did it in 1982), caught 6 passes for 124 yards; Mr. Sandusky caught 4 for 100. Mr. Woods led the Eskimos with 6 catches for 92 yards, while Mr. Kelly caught 6 for 83. Mr. Dunigan led all rushers with 83 yards on 11 carries; Mr. Passaglia and John Henry White each had 68 yards rushing for the Lions, although it took Mr. White 16 carries to reach that total. Keyvan Jenkins, the Lions’ leading rusher, left early in the game with a season-ending knee injury after carrying 3 times for 4 yards, and finished the season with 964 yards.



Baseball
World Series
St. Louis Cardinals 0 @ Kansas City Royals 11 (Kansas City won best-of-seven series 4-3)

The Royals scored 2 runs in the 2nd inning, 3 in the 3rd, and 6 in the 5th, and Bret Saberhagen (2-0) pitched a 5-hitter for his second complete game victory of the World Series as the Royals routed the Cardinals before 41,658 fans at Royals Stadium to win the first World Series in the team’s history. St. Louis ace John Tudor (2-1) lasted just 2.1 innings, and was succeeded by 6 relief pitchers. Daryl Motley hit the game’s only home run, with a man on base.



20 years ago
1990


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): Bust a Move--Young MC

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Scandalo--Gianna Nannini (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): I Can't Stand It--Twenty 4 Seven (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Verdammt - Ich Lieb' Dich--Matthias Reim

#1 single in France (SNEP): Kingston Town--UB40 (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (CIN): A Little Time--The Beautiful South

Netherlands Top 10 (De Nederlandse Top 40)
1 Verdammt - Ich Lieb' Dich--Matthias Reim (4th week at #1)
2 The Joker--Steve Miller Band
3 I've Been Thinking About You--Londonbeat
4 Have You Seen Her--MC Hammer
5 Suicide Blonde--INXS
6 Nah Neh Nah--Vaya con Dios
7 Tonight--New Kids on the Block
8 Cult of Snap--Snap!
9 Show Me Heaven--Maria McKee
10 Must Bee the Music--King Bee

Singles entering the chart were I'm Your Baby Tonight by Whitney Houston (#19); Thunderstruck by AC/DC (#34); So Hard by Pet Shop Boys (#36); and Dolce Barbara by Eros Ramazzotti (#37).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 Black Cat--Janet Jackson
2 I Don't Have the Heart--James Ingram
3 Ice Ice Baby--Vanilla Ice
4 Giving You the Benefit--Pebbles
5 Love Takes Time--Mariah Carey
6 Can't Stop--After 7
7 Close to You--Maxi Priest
8 Praying for Time--George Michael
9 Suicide Blonde--INXS
10 Everybody Everybody--Black Box

Singles entering the chart were Miracle by Jon Bon Jovi (#47); Freedom by George Michael (#53); Biscuit's in the House by Biscuit (#85); Just Another Dream by Cathy Dennis (#88); Lost Soul by Bruce Hornsby & the Range with Shawn Colvin (#89); Wherever Would I Be by Cheap Trick (#94); and Hard to Handle by the Black Crowes (#99). Miracle was from the movie Young Guns II (1990).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I Don’t Have the Heart--James Ingram
2 Black Cat--Janet Jackson
3 Ice Ice Baby--Vanilla Ice
4 Praying for Time--George Michael
5 Suicide Blonde--INXS
6 Giving You the Benefit--Pebbles
7 Everybody Everybody--Black Box
8 Love Takes Time--Mariah Carey
9 Can’t Stop--After 7
10 Close to You--Maxi Priest

Singles entering the chart were Freedom by George Michael (#50); Wherever Would I Be by Cheap Trick (#75); Fairweather Friend by John Gill (#80); So Hard by Pet Shop Boys (#85); Love is the Ritual by Styx (#88); and For You by Outfield (#90).

Canada's Top 10 (RPM)
1 Praying for Time--George Michael
2 Something Happened on the Way to Heaven--Phil Collins
3 Suicide Blonde--INXS
4 Heart of Stone--Taylor Dayne
5 More than Words Can Say--Alias
6 Close to You--Maxi Priest
7 Unchained Melody--The Righteous Brothers
8 Say a Prayer--Breathe
9 Release Me--Wilson Phillips
10 Oh Girl--Paul Young

Singles entering the chart were The Time of Day by Gino Vannelli (#54); Miracle by Jon Bon Jovi (#69); Impulsive by Wilson Phillips (#81); I'm Your Baby Tonight by Whitney Houston (#85); Show Me Heaven by Maria McKee (#86); Unbelievable by Bob Dylan (#89); Cherry Pie by Warrant (#91); Celebrate Love by Myles Hunter (#92); Love Thing by Sue Medley (#95); Tear it Up by Michael McDonald (#96); and Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice (#98). Show Me Heaven was from the movie Days of Thunder (1990).

Died on this date
Xavier Cugat, 90
. Spanish-born U.S. bandleader. Mr. Cugat, born Francisco de Asís Javier Cugat Mingall de Bru y Deulofeu, moved to Cuba with his family at the age of 5 and to the United States at the age of 15. He led the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel's orchestra in New York City for 16 years, covering the time before and after World War II.

Sophie of Hohenberg, 89. Austrian princess. Princess Sophie was the only daughter of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie, Duchess of Hohengerg, whose assassinations triggered World War I.

Elliott Roosevelt, 80. U.S. military officer. Brigadier General Roosevelt was the fourth child and third son of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He served in teh United States Army Air Corps in World War II, rising to the rank of Brigadier General and becoming a pilot despite poor eyesight. Brig. Gen. Roosevelt was involved in numerous scandals, but was never charged with anything.

Ugo Tognazzi, 68. Italian actor. Mr. Tognazzi appeared in such movies as Barbarella (1968) and La Cage aux Folles (1978).

Jacques Demy, 59. French film director. Mr. Demy's movies included Lola (1961); Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (1964); and Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (1967). Mr. Demy died of AIDS.

Economics and finance
The United States Senate voted 54-45 and the House of Representatives 228-200 to approve a bill designed to reduce deficits by nearly $500 billion over five years. A majority of Republican members of both houses opposed the bill, but President George Bush said he would sign it. Under the bill, the top tax rate would rise from 28%-31%, and exemptions for upper-income Americans would be phased out. The gasoline tax would jump from 9 cents per gallon to 14c, and the cigarette tax would rise from 16c-24c per pack. The tax on a six-pack of beer would double to 32c. A luxury tax would be imposed on aircraft, cars, boats, furs, and jewellery.

Environment
The United States Congress passed the 1990 Clean Air Act, a comprehensive updating of the original Clean Air Act of 1970. The bill, which President George Bush said he would sign, set an oerall annual level of emissions of sulfur dioxide from power plants at less than half of current emissions, with a target date of 2000. In another effort to eliminate acid rain, nitrogen oxide emissions would be cut by 1/3. Oil companies would be required to develop new types of gasoline that burn more cleanly, and cities would have to reduce concentration of ozone, a component of smog. The bill would halt production of chemicals that threatened the earth's ozone shield.

Football
CFL
Calgary (10-6-1) 54 @ British Columbia (5-11-1) 29

Danny Barrett threw 4 touchdown passes in the 1st half as the Stampeders jumped out to a 39-10 lead after just 5 minutes and 6 seconds of the 2nd quarter, and coasted from there. Derrick Crawford caught 2 of Mr. Barrett's touchdown strikes and caught another touchdown pass from backup quarterback Rick Worman in the 4th quarter. David McCrary returned an interception 17 yards for a Calgary touchdown in the 1st quarter, and Tony Cherry rushed 1 yard for another Calgary touchdown on the last play of the 3rd quarter. Mark McLoughlin added 7 converts, a field goal, and 2 singles. Lorenzo Graham rushed for 2 B.C. touchdowns, while third-string quarterback Major Harris completed a 15-yard pass to Tony Hunter with 1:02 remaining in the game for his first CFL touchdown pass. Tony Martino added a convert, 3 field goals, and a single. The Lions were unsuccessful on 2-point convert attempts on their last 2 touchdowns. Mr. Barrett completed 12 of 22 passes for 268 yards; Mr. Worman was 3 for 3 for 57 yards, and Terrence Jones was 3 for 4 for 32. B.C. quarterbacks Doug Flutie, Joe Paopao, and Mr. Harris combined to complete 17 of 39 passes for 278 yards. B.C.'s Jay Christensen led all receivers with 6 receptions for 139 yards. Mr. Crawford led the Stampeders with 110 yards on 4 receptions, while PeeWee Smith caught 3 for 90 and Mr. Pitts caught 5 for 67. 22,668 were in attendance at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver.

10 years ago
2000


Died on this date
Walter Berry, 71
. Austrian singer. Mr. Berry was an operatic bass-baritone who became a permanent member of the Vienna State Opera in 1950, and made numerous performances with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City in the 1960s and '70s. He died from a heart attack.

World events
Turmoil in Ivory Coast subsided after Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara, rivals for the presidency of the country, met. The death toll in fighting by various factions over the previous few days was put at 155, with at least 40 men found shot to death at one site.

Terrorism
Royal Canadian Mounted Police in British Columbia charged a Vancouver businessman and a millworker from Kamloops with first-degree murder in connection with the 1985 bombing of an Air India jetliner that killed 329 people.

Crime
Hackers broke into Microsoft Corporation's computer nwtwork and gained access to blueprints for the comapny's latest software. The hacker had high-level access for 12 days.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (6-10-1-1) 31 @ Toronto (6-10-1) 32

Noel Prefontaine's 59-yard punt single with 20 seconds remaining gave the Argonauts the win and kept their playoff hopes alive before 18,473 fans at SkyDome. Mr. Prefontaine punted from the Winnipeg 47-yard line, and Winnipeg’s Albert Johnson fielded the ball 12 yards deep in his end zone and attempted to dive across the goal line to prevent a single point. Toronto’s Brad Elberg hit Mr. Johnson in midair and barely prevented him from succeeding. Winnipeg quarterback Khari Jones completed just 14 of 35 passes but produced 348 yards and 4 touchdowns. Milt Stegall, who caught 7 passes for 186 yards, scored on passes of 44 and 56 yards. Geroy Simon caught a 28-yard pass from Mr. Jones in the 1st quarter for the game’s first score, and Mr. Johnson caught a 73-yard touchdown pass from Mr. Jones in the 2nd quarter as the Blue Bombers built a 21-10 halftime lead. Toronto quarterback Kerwin Bell rushed 9 yards for a touchdown in the 2nd quarter and completed touchdown passes of 29 yards to Andre Kirwan, 49 yards to Tyrone Brown, and 21 yards to Mookie Mitchell in the second half. Jacob Marini converted all 4 Argonaut touchdowns and added a field goal, while Troy Westwood did the same for the Blue Bombers. Mr. Mitchell led the Argonauts with 8 receptions for 122 yards, while Mr. Johnson added to Winnipeg’s total with 114 yards on 3 receptions. Michael Jenkins of the Argonauts rushed 18 times for 129 yards and caught 3 passes for 31. Cory Philpot accounted for all of Winnipeg’s ground game with 38 yards on 11 carries.

Baseball
Nippon Series
Yomiuri Giants 6 @ Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 0 (Yomiuri led best-of-seven series 3-2)