Friday, 25 October 2013

October 17, 2013

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Dave Cutler!

125 years ago
1888


Movies
Thomas Edison filed a patent for the Optical Phonograph (the first movie).

Baseball
World Series
St. Louis Browns 3 @ New York Giants 0 (Best-of-ten series tied 1-1)

Elton Chamberlain pitched a 5-hitter to win the pitchers' duel over Mickey Welch and the Browns scored 2 runs in the top of the 9th inning to ensure victory before 5,575 fans at the Polo Grounds.

120 years ago
1893


Died on this date
Patrice de MacMahon, Duke of Magenta, 85
. 3rd President of France, 1873-1879. The Duke of Magenta was a Marshal of France in a military career spanning more than four decades. He served in Algeria and was Governor General of Algeria from 1864-1870, and was a member of the French Senate during the same period. As President, Count Magenta restrained anti-Catholic secular parties, while not supporting the restoration of the monarchy. He resigned after losing parliamentary support.

110 years ago
1903


Football
ORFU
Hamilton (3-0) 46 (Hamilton) West End Pleasure Club (0-3) 5

70 years ago
1943


War
Soviet forces broke through German defenses on the west bank of the Dnieper River below Kremenchug to get behind the German forces in Dnepropetrovsk.

Abominations
The Nazi-operated Sobibór extermination camp in Poland was closed.

World events
The Swedish liner Gripsholm, carrying Japanese nationals from the United States, arrived at Mormugao, Portuguese India.

Transportation
The Burma Railway (Burma–Thailand Railway) was completed.

Labour
Most of Alabama's 22,000 striking coal miners ignored pleas from United Mine Workers of America President John L. Lewis and the National War Labor Board to return to work.

Tennis
Francisco Segura of Ecuador defeated Bill Talbert of the United States to retain the men's singles title at the Pan-American championships in Mexico City.

60 years ago
1953


Hit Parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): I'm Walking Behind You--Frank Sinatra; Eddie Fisher (2nd week at #1)

#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): St. George and the Dragonet--Stan Freberg (Best seller--2nd week at #1); Vaya Con Dios (May God Be with You)--Les Paul and Mary Ford (Jukebox--9th week at #1) ; You, You, You--The Ames Brothers (Disc Jockey--3rd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Vaya Con Dios (May God Be with You)--Les Paul and Mary Ford (5th week at #1)
2 You, You, You--The Ames Brothers
3 Ebb Tide--Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra
4 St. George and the Dragonet--Stan Freberg
5 Crying in the Chapel--June Valli
--Darrell Glenn
--Rex Allen
--The Orioles
6 Dragnet--Ray Anthony and his Orchestra
7 Eh, Cumpari--Julius LaRosa
8 Oh!--Pee Wee Hunt and his Orchestra
9 Many Times--Eddie Fisher
10 Little Blue Riding Hood--Stan Freberg

Singles entering the chart were Pa-Paya Mama by Perry Como (#18); To Be Alone by the Hilltoppers (#30); and Father, Father by Patti Page (#34).

Music
Margaret Truman, daughter of former U.S. President Harry Truman, sang at Plateau Hall in Montreal.

Football
IRFU
Hamilton (6-4) 33 @ Ottawa (4-6) 24

WIFU
Saskatchewan (7-7) 24 @ Calgary (3-11) 18
Winnipeg (6-8) 9 @ Edmonton (12-2) 32

ORFU
Toronto (5-3) 13 @ Kitchener-Waterloo (7-2) 20
Brantford (0-9) 6 @ Sarnia (6-4) 32

Lou Kusserow scored 3 touchdowns and Tip Logan added a touchdown and 5 converts as the Tiger-Cats defeated the Rough Riders at Lansdowne Park. Bernie Custis and Royal Bailey scored the other Hamilton touchdowns. The Tiger-Cats led 33-0 in the 3rd quarter before Matt Anthony, Bernie Flowers, Bob Cunningham, and Avatus Stone scored Ottawa touchdowns.

Bill Todd scored 2 touchdowns and Karl Hilzinger and Sully Glasser each added a TD as the Roughriders eliminated the Stampeders from playoff contention at Mewata Stadium. Pete Thodos, Peter Muir, and John Henry Johnson scored Calgary touchdowns.

Rollie Miles scored 3 touchdowns as the Eskimos easily beat the Blue Bombers before 15,000 fans at Clarke Stadium. Mr. Miles rushed for 1 touchdown and scored the others on passes from quarterback Claude Arnold, who also threw a TD pass to Tom Stolhandske. Don Simon rushed for the other Edmonton touchdown. Gerry James scored the only Winnipeg touchdown.

3,000 fans at Waterloo Stadium saw the Dutchmen defeat Balmy Beach.

Canadian university
Western Ontario (3-0) 25 @ McGill (1-2) 8
Toronto (2-1) 24 @ McMaster (0-3) 0

10,000 were in attendance at Molson Stadium in Montreal as the Mustangs defeated the hometown Redmen.

50 years ago
1963


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): Do You Love Me--Brian Poole and the Tremeloes (2nd week at #1)

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: Can the Can--Suzi Quatro (6th week at #1)

Scandal
The United States Senate Select Committee on Campaign Activities that was investigating the June 1972 break-in at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. and the subsequent cover-up lost its battle to secure tapes of secret White House conversations relevant to their investigation. U.S. District Court Judge John Sirica bypassed a decision on the merits of the case, ruling that the committe's request did not fall within the court's jurisdiction.

Baseball
World Series
Oakland Athletics 1 @ New York Mets 6 (Best-of-seven series tied 2-2)

Rusty Staub batted 4 for 4 with a home run and 5 runs batted in as the Mets evened the series before 54,817 fans at Shea Stadium. Mr. Staub's home run came in the bottom of the 1st inning after Wayne Garrett and Felix Millan had singled, giving the Mets a 3-0 lead. Oakland starting pitcher Ken Holtzman then retired Cleon Jones, but walked John Milner and gave up a single to Jerry Grote, and was replaced on the mound by Blue Moon Odom. Winning pitcher Jon Matlack gave up 3 hits and a run in 8 innings, while Ray Sadecki relieved him in the 9th and gave up 2 hits but no runs in picking up the save. Mr. Holtzman gave up 4 hits and 3 runs--all earned--in just 1/3 inning. Mr. Odom pitched 2 2/3 and was followed on the mound by Darold Knowles, Horacio Pina, and Paul Lindblad. Oakland infielder Mike Andrews, publicly humiliated by team owner Charlie Finley after making 2 costly errors in the 12th inning of game 2, entered the game as a pinch hitter for Mr. Pina in the top of the 8th inning, and received a standing ovation from the New York fans when he came to bat. Mr. Andrews grounded out to Mets' third baseman Wayne Garrett, and it was the last appearance of Mr. Andrews' 8-year major league career. He received another ovation as he returned to the Oakland dugout.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Australiana--Austen Tayshus (8th week at #1)

Politics and government
Former alderman Laurence Decore defeated incumbent Cec Purves to become Mayor of Edmonton, taking 61.3% of the vote to 26.35% for Mr. Purves in the municipal election. Mr. Purves had been mayor since 1977. It was the first Edmonton civic election in which the ballots were tabulated by a machine, and the system broke down soon after the early results started trickling in, leaving broadcasters such as John Berry and Leo Leclerc on CFRN television to fill in time by talking about the same things over and over again.

U.S. President Ronald Reagan named retired Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Robert McFarlane to succeed William Clark as national security adviser. Mr. McFarlane had served as Mr. Clark's deputy and special envoy to the Middle East. Mr. Clark had been named four days earlier to succeed the departed James Watt as Secretary of the Interior.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): Simply Irresistible--Robert Palmer (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Im Nin'alu--Ofra Haza (2nd week at #1)

On television tonight
Glory Enough for All: Part II, on CBC

This two-part made-for-television movie about the discovery of insulin was directed by Eric Till and starred R.H. Thomson as Frederick Banting and Robert Wisden as Charles Best.

Abominations
The Supreme Court of Canada removed the last major barrier to universal suffrage in Canada, granting institutionalized mental health patients the right to vote.

Hockey
NHL
Toronto 6 Montreal 2

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)--Meat Loaf (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Austria (Ö3): What's Up?--4 Non Blondes (10th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: What's Up?--4 Non Blondes (10th week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)--Meat Loaf

Football
CFL
Hamilton (6-10) 10 @ Saskatchewan (9-7) 33

Kent Austin passed to Ray Elgaard and Don Narcisse for touchdowns and handed off to Darrell Wallace for 2 more as the Roughriders easily beat the Tiger-Cats before 21,772 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Cornell Burbage scored the only Hamilton touchdown on a 22-yard pass from Don McPherson in the 4th quarter.

Baseball
World Series
Philadelphia Phillies 6 @ Toronto Blue Jays 4 (Best-of-seven series tied 1-1)

The Phillies scored 5 runs in the top of the 3rd inning--3 on a home run by right fielder Jim Eisenreich--to take a 5-0 lead against Toronto starting pitcher Dave Stewart, and held on to even the series before 52,062 fans at SkyDome. Joe Carter hit a 2-run homer off Philadelphia starter Terry Mulholland to get the Blue Jays on the scoreboard in the bottom of the 4th, and scored another run in the 6th to knock Mr. Mulholland out of the box. Philadelphia center fielder Lenny Dykstra homered off Tony Castillo to lead off the 7th, providing an insurance run. Mr. Mulholland gave up 7 hits and 3 runs--all earned--to get the win, and Mitch Williams pitched the final 1 2/3 innings to get the save. Mr. Stewart took the loss, allowing 6 hits and 5 runs--all earned--in 6 innings.



10 years ago
2003


Football
CFL
Montreal (12-5) 13 @ Toronto (8-9) 45
Winnipeg (11-6) 32 @ Edmonton (13-4) 41

Mike Bradley returned the opening kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown to get the Eskimos off to a good start as they overcame a sloppy performance to defeat the Blue Bombers before 45,164 fans at Commonwealth Stadium to clinch first place in the West Division. Mr. Bradley became the first Canadian player with the Eskimos to return a kickoff for a touchdown since Jim Chambers in 1951. Edmonton quarterback Ricky Ray completed 21 of 36 passes for 391 yards and a touchdown to Troy Mills, and Mike Pringle rushed 15 times for 43 yards and 2 touchdowns. Sean Fleming added 4 converts, 4 field goals, and a single. Winnipeg quarterback Pat Barnes completed 17 of 38 passes for 259 yards and 2 touchdowns to Milt Stegall, and fullback Mike Sellers rushed 5 yards for a touchdown. Troy Westwood added a convert, 3 field goals, and a single to complete the Winnipeg scoring. Mr. Pringle led all receivers with 5 receptions for 100 yards; Mr. Stegall caught 4 for 96.

October 16, 2013

220 years ago
1793


Died on this date
Marie Antoinette, 37
. Queen consort of France and Navarre, 1774-1792. Marie Antoinette was born an Archduchess of Austria, and married the future King Louis XVI in 1770, when she was 14. She became Queen consort when Louis XVI acceded to the throne in 1774. Queen Marie Antoinette eventually became unpopular, and she and King Louis were imprisoned after the monarchy was abolished in 1792. She was convicted of high treason after a two-day trial, and executed by guillotine, nine months after the execution of her husband, and 17 days before her 38th birthday.

War
The Battle of Wattignies in France ended in a French victory over Austrian and Dutch forces.

125 years ago
1888


Baseball
World Series
St. Louis Browns 1 @ New York Giants 2 (New York led best-of-ten series 1-0)

Tim Keefe pitched a 3-hitter to win the pitchers' duel over Silver King, who also gave up just 3 hits, before 4,876 fans at the Polo Grounds The Giants scored a run in the bottom of the 2nd inning, the Browns replied with a run in the top of the 3rd, and the Giants scored the winning run in the bottom of the 3rd. The American Association champion Browns made 5 errors, while the National League champion Giants made 4.

75 years ago
1938


Ballet
Aaron Copland's Billy the Kid received its premiere performance at the Civic Opera House in Chicago.

70 years ago
1943


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Sunday, Monday, or Always--Bing Crosby and the Ken Darby Singers (6th week at #1)

War
U.K. Air Undersecretary Lord Sherwood said that Germany had lost more than 10,000 planes in Western Europe and at least another 5,000 in the Mediterranean theatre. Driving south from Zaporozhe, Soviet units advanced 6 miles, occupying six towns. Japanese troops invading China's Yunnan Province reached the southern approaches to Mamienkwan, the strongest Chinese position west of the Salween River. U.K. troops in Burma successfully attacked Maungdaw, 56 miles of northwest of Akyab.

Abominations
German security and police forces captured 1,259 people--363 men, 689 women, and 207 children--in a raid on the Ghetto of Rome. Gentile prisoners were later freed, while the 1,023 Jews were deported to the Auschwitz death camp in Poland.

Defense
The Remington Arms Company announced that it was manufacturing a new type of incendiary ammunition that pierced the self-sealing tanks of airplanes.

Politics and government
The Young Communist League of the United States was dissolved at a meeting in New York. The 400 delegates formed a new organization called Youth for Democracy, which would take in non-Communist youth.

Transportation
Chicago's first subway system began operation.

Economics and finance
The Mexican government lifted ceilings established the previous month and admitted its inability to control the cost of living.

Football
WCASRFL
Winnipeg United Services (1-3) 5 @ Regina (2-3) 6

Ken Charlton scored a touchdown and Frank Mathers added the convert to provide the winning margin as the All-Services Roughriders edged United Services at Parc de Young. Bill Ceretti scored the Winnipeg touchdown.

60 years ago
1953


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Look at That Girl--Guy Mitchell (6th week at #1)

Football
IRFU
The Ottawa Rough Riders released halfback Pete Karpuk, who was in his sixth season with the club. The reason, according to head coach Clem Crowe, was "indifference."

Baseball
PCL
Charlie Dressen, who had recently resigned as manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers when team owner Walter O'Malley refused to offer him a multi-year contract, was hired to manage the Oakland Chiefs.

50 years ago
1963


Politics and government
William Hawrelak, who had been mayor of Edmonton from 1951-1959 before being forced out of office in a scandal, was re-elected, defeating Stan Milner 52,340 (54%)-44,950 (46%). Successful aldermanic candidates were McKim Ross, Les Bodie, Gordon McClary, Ivor Dent, Ed Leger, and Julia Kiniski. For Mrs. Kiniski, it was her eleventh attempt at office, and the first time she'd been elected. Unsuccessful candidates for city council included Norbert Berkowitz, Alan Welsh, and Ken McAuley. Among the issues on the ballot was a proposal for a downtown arena to be built between Jasper and 102 Avenues and 97-99 Sts. Voters were asked to approve both the site and the building. The vote on the site was 33,470-25,300 in favour, and the vote on the building was 30,903-25,457 in favour, but both totals were less than the 2/3 required for approval, and the proposal was defeated.

40 years ago
1973


Died on this date
Gene Krupa, 64
. U.S. musician. Mr. Krupa was a jazz drummer who performed with various bands and led his own band in a career spanning more than 40 years. He became famous in the 1930s while with Benny Goodman's band; his solo on Sing, Sing, Sing (1937) influenced the use of the drummer as a soloist. Mr. Krupa also pioneered the definition of the standard drum set. He had a couple of well-publicized convictions for marijuana possession in the 1940s--one of which resulted in exoneration after it was proved that he had been framed--and died after a long illness.

Politics and government
Maynard Jackson, a 35-year-old attorney, captured 59% of the vote to defeat incumbent Sam Massell and become the first Negro mayor of Atlanta, Georgia.

Baseball
World Series
Oakland Athletics 3 @ New York Mets 2 (11 innings) (Oakland led best-of-seven series 2-1)

Bert Campaneris singled home Ted Kubiak with 2 out in the top of the 11th to provide the winning margin before 54,817 fans at Shea Stadium. With 1 out, Mr. Kubiak drew a base on balls from New York relief pitcher Harry Parker, and advanced to second base on a passed ball by catcher Jerry Grote as Angel Mangual struck out for the second out. Mr. Campaneris then singled him home and was thrown out trying to advance to second on the play. Wayne Garrett singled to lead off the bottom of the 11th and advanced to second on a sacrifice, but Oakland relief pitcher Rollie Fingers retired Rusty Staub and Cleon Jones to end the game. The Mets opened the scoring in the 1st inning against Oakland starting pitcher Catfish Hunter when Mr. Garrett led off with a home run and Felix Millan singled and scored on a wild pitch. The Athletics scored a run in the 6th against New York ace Tom Seaver when Sal bando doubled with 1 our and scored on a 2-out double by Gene Tenace. They tied the game in the 8th when Mr. Campaneris led off with a single, stole second, and scored on a single by Joe Rudi. With 2 out and Bud Harrelson on first base in the bottom of the 10th, Willie Mays came to bat as a pinch hitter and grounded into a force play to end the inning. It was the last appearance in Mr. Mays' 22-year major league career. Paul Lindblad pitched 2 innings of relief and was the winning pitcher. Mr. Fingers, who relieved Mr. Lindblad after Mr. Garrett's single, earned the save. Mr. Hunter yielded 6 hits and 2 earned runs in 6 innings, while Mr. Seaver gave up 7 hits and 2 earned runs in 8 innings.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: I'm Still Standing--Elton John

On the radio
The Stories of Sherlock Holmes, starring Graham Armitage and Kerry Jordan, on Springbok Radio
Tonight's episode: Fog Over London

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (8-6) 23 @ Ottawa (7-6) 42
British Columbia (9-4) 16 @ Calgary (7-6) 25

The Rough Riders scored 3 touchdowns in the 2nd quarter to take a 27-1 halftime lead as they beat the Blue Bombers before 25,642 fans at Lansdowne Park. Rookie Mariet Ford scored the first touchdown when Dave Newman faked as if to field a punt, only to have Mr. Ford take the ball at his own 9-yard line and return it 101 yards for the score. Ottawa quarterback J.C. Watts rushed 1 yard for a TD and handed off to Skip Walker for an 8-yard touchdown run with 37 seconds remaining in the 1st half. Mr. Watts rushed 5 yards for a touchdown and threw a 21-yard TD pass to Pat Stoqua in the 3rd quarter. John Hufnagel started at quarterback for Winnipeg and completed an 18-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Boyd in the 3rd quarter. Backup QB Norman Gibbs rushed 1 yard for a Winnipeg touchdown in the 4th quarter and passed to Willard Reaves for a 2-point convert, and handed off to Mr. Reaves for a 4-yard TD with 1:30 remaining in the game. Mr. Watts completed 12 of 23 passes for 295 yards, while Messrs. Hufnagel and Gibbs completed 22 of 40 passes for 334 yards. Mr. Walker rushed 16 times for 78 yards, while Mr. Reaves rushed 10 times for 41 yards. Ottawa fullback Jim Reid gained 100 yards on just 2 pass receptions; Joe Poplawski led Winnipeg receivers with 4 receptions for 91 yards.

The Calgary defense made 3 interceptions, recovered 2 B.C. fumbles, and held the Lions without an offensive touchdown as the Stampeders won before 24,013 fans at McMahon Stadium. Calgary safety Darrell Moir made the game's first interception, returning the ball 54 yards to set up an 8-yard touchdown pass to Mike Levenseller 4:40 into the game. B.C. defensive back Melvin Byrd scored the Lions' only touchdown later in the quarter on a 106-yard interception return. Calgary cornerback Ray Odums put the game away with a 48-yard interception return for a touchdown with 54 seconds remaining in the game. J.T. Hay converted both Calgary touchdowns and added 2 field goals and a single, while Mike McTague punted for wind-aided singles of 70 and 78 yards, and the Stampeders added a safety touch. Lui Passaglia kicked 3 field goals and a convert for B.C.

Baseball
World Series
Baltimore Orioles 5 @ Philadelphia Phillies 0 (Baltimore won best-of-seven series 4-1)

Scott McGregor pitched a 5-hitter for the shutout, while Eddie Murray hit 2 home runs and batted in 3 runs, and Rick Dempsey homered, doubled, and scored 2 runs before 67,064 fans at Veterans Stadium in the last World Series game to be played in the afternoon. The Orioles scored all their runs from the 2nd through the 5th innings. Charlie Hudson, who was removed after yielding Mr. Dempsey's double to lead off the top of the 5th, gave up 4 hits and 5 runs--all earned--in absorbing his second loss of the series. Mr. Dempsey was named the series' Most Valuable Player. The atttendance was the largest at a World Series game since 1964. Baltimore pitcher Jim Palmer achieved the distinction of being a member of all three Orioles' World Series championship teams: 1966, 1970, and 1983.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Desire--U2

#1 single in Switzerland: Hand in Hand--Koreana (5th week at #1)

On television tonight
Glory Enough for All: Part I, on CBC

This two-part made-for-television movie about the discovery of insulin was directed by Eric Till and starred R.H. Thomson as Frederick Banting and Robert Wisden as Charles Best.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (9-6) 35 @ Hamilton (7-8) 29
British Columbia (7-8) 25 @ Saskatchewan (10-5) 28
Edmonton (10-5) 32 @ Calgary (5-10) 29

Sean Salisbury completed 21 of 33 passes for 426 yards and 4 touchdowns to lead the Blue Bombers over the Tiger-Cats before 14,106 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium.

Tom Burgess passed for 349 yards and 2 touchdowns, with the second, for 21 yards to Ray McDonald late in the game, enabling the Roughriders to defeat the Lions before 27,649 fans at Taylor Field in Regina, clinching a playoff spot for Saskatchewan for the first time in 12 years.

The Eskimos trailed the Stampeders 28-17 in the 4th quarter before 29,430 fans at McMahon Stadium when quarterback Damon Allen led them to 2 late touchdowns, scoring the winning TD on a 1-yard rush with 47 seconds remaining, as the Eskimos snapped a 2-game losing streak.

Baseball
World Series
Oakland Athletics 0 @ Los Angeles Dodgers 6 (Los Angeles led best-of-seven series 2-0)

Orel Hershiser pitched a 3-hit shutout and made 3 hits of his own, scoring a run in the 3rd inning and doubling in a run in the 4th, before 56,051 fans at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers scored 5 runs in the 3rd inning, 3 on a home run by Mike Marshall. Storm Davis started on the mound for Oakland and gave up 8 hits and 6 runs--all earned--in 3 1/3 innings. Oakland left fielder Dave Parker had 3 singles in 4 at bats, the only hits off Mr. Hershiser. Mr. Hershiser became the first pitcher since Art Nehf of the New York Giants in 1924 to make 3 hits in a World Series game.



20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)--Meat Loaf (7th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy: Living on My Own--Freddie Mercury (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Living on My Own--Freddie Mercury

#1 single in Flanders (VRT): What's Up?--4 Non Blondes (4th week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): Living on My Own (1993)--Freddie Mercury (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): It Keeps Rainin' (Tears from My Eyes)--Bitty McLean

#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): Relight My Fire--Take That featuring Lulu (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Dreamlover--Mariah Carey (6th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Cash Box): Dreamlover--Mariah Carey (4th week at #1)

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Dreamlover--Mariah Carey (5th week at #1)
2 The River of Dreams--Billy Joel
3 Reason to Believe--Rod Stewart
4 I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)--Meat Loaf
5 If--Janet Jackson
6 Rain--Madonna
7 Two Steps Behind--Def Leppard
8 Cryin'--Aerosmith
9 No Rain--Blind Melon
10 Human Wheels--John Mellencamp

Singles entering the chart were Possessions by Sarah McLachlan (#69); And If Venice is Sinking by Spirit of the West (#84); Rubberband Girl by Kate Bush (#94); I Believe by Robert Plant (#95); and Mr. Vain by Culture Beat (#96).

Diplomacy
The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to impose a naval blockade on Haiti in an attempt to force the government to resign in order to permit implementation of an agreement to restore exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to office by October 30. Canadian forces pulled out of Haiti; two Canadian destroyers and a supply ship joined the blockade.

Crime
Roger Warren was charged with first-degree murder for the September 18, 1992, bomb blast at Giant Mine in Yellowknife that killed nine miners during a labour dispute.

Protest
An anti-Nazism riot broke out in Welling in Kent, England after police stopped protesters approaching the British National Party headquarters.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (3-12) 1 @ Edmonton (9-6) 19

Damon Allen threw touchdown passes of 71 yards to Eddie Brown in the 1st quarter and 102 yards to Henry "Gizmo" Williams in the 2nd quarter as the Eskimos beat the Rough Riders before 25,140 fans at Commonwealth Stadium on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in one of the dullest games this blogger has ever attended. The 2 touchdowns were the only exciting plays of the game; Mr. Williams' TD was the longest completed pass in Eskimo history to that time. Ottawa averted a shutout in the 2nd quarter when Greg Duncan, playing his only CFL game, scored a single on a missed field goal attempt.

Baseball
World Series
Philadelphia Phillies 5 @ Toronto Blue Jays 8 (Toronto led best-of-seven series 1-0)

With the Phillies leading 4-3, Toronto center fielder Devon White hit a solo home run to tie the game in the bottom of the 5th. First baseman John Olerud hit a solo homer in the bottom of the 6th to give the Blue Jays a 5-4 lead, and the Blue Jays added 3 insurance runs in the 7th before 52,011 fans at SkyDome. Juan Guzman started on the mound for Toronto and gave up 5 hits and 4 runs in 4 innings. Al Leiter relieved him and pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings to get the win, with Duane Ward pitching 1 1/3 innings for the save. Philadelphia starter Curt Schilling was charged with the loss, giving up 8 hits and 7 runs--6 earned--in 6 1/3 innings.



10 years ago
2003


Died on this date
Stu Hart, 88
. Canadian wrestler and wrestling promoter. Mr. Hart, a native of Saskatoon, was a successful amateur wrestler before playing as a lineman with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Western Interprovincial Football Union in 1938 and 1939. After serving in the Royal Canadian Navy in World War II, he embarked on a successful career as a professional wrestler. Mr. Hart settled in Calgary, where he established Stampede Wrestling, telecasts of which were syndicated around the world. Mr. Hart and his wife Helen had 12 children; the sons, including Bret and Owen, became wrestlers, and the daughters all married wrestlers. The "dungeon," the basement of the family home in Calgary, was a training ground for many professional wrestlers.

Space
Lieutenant-Colonel Yang Liwei returned to Earth after completing 21 orbits in 14 hours in his craft Shenzhou 5, becoming the first Chinese taikonaut.

Diplomacy
The United Nations Security Council unanimously approved a U.S. and U.K.-backed resolution endorsing a U.S.-led multinational force in Iraq under UN authority. The resolution also called on Iraq's Governing Council to present by December 15 a timetable for drafting a constitution and holding elections. Russia, France, and Germany indicated dissatisfaction that the resolution did not accelerate the pace for a transfer of power or provide a stronger UN role, and said they would not commit troops or new funds.

Baseball
American League Championship Series
Boston 5 @ New York 6 (11 innings) (New York won best-of-seven series 4-3)

Aaron Boone hit Tim Wakefield's first pitch of the 11th inning for a home run as the Yankees came back from a 4-0 deficit before 56,279 fans at Yankee Stadium. Trot Nixon hit a 2-run home run in the top of the 2nd to open the scoring, and the Red Sox scored an unearned run later in the inning. Kevin Millar led off the 4th with a home run to make it 4-0, and after the next two batters reached base, Mike Mussina replaced starter Roger Clemens on the mound for New York. Jason Giambi led off the bottom of the 5th with a home run off Boston starting pitcher Pedro Martinez to make it 4-1 and the Yankees scored another run in the 7th before David Ortiz homered with 1 out in the 8th to give the Red Sox a 5-2 lead. Mr. Martinez appeared to be tiring, but Boston manager Grady Little left him in the game, and the move backfired, as the Yankees rallied for 3 straight hits off the Boston ace with 1 out in the bottom of the 8th to tie the game. Mariano Rivera pitched the last 3 innings for the Yankees to get the win. Mr. Ortiz doubled with 2 out in the 10th, but Mr. Millar popped out to shortstop Derek Jeter to end the threat.

October 15, 2013

125 years ago
1888


Born on this date
S.S. Van Dine
. U.S. author. Mr. Van Dine, whose real name was Willard Huntington Wright, was an art critic who became an author of crime fiction, writing under the name S.S. Van Dine in 12 novels featuring the detective Philo Vance, published from 1926-1939. He created another fictional detective, Dr. Crabtree, a character in 12 short films from 1931-1932. Mr. Van Dine died on April 11, 1939 at the age of 50 from a heart condition exacerbated by heavy drinking.

Crime
George Lusk, chairman of the Whitechapel Vigilance Committee in London, received a letter allegedly from Jack the Ripper.

90 years ago
1923


Baseball
World Series
New York Yankees 6 @ New York Giants 4 (Yankees won best-of-seven series 4-2)

Trailing 4-1 after 7 innings, the Yankees erupted for 5 runs in the top of the 8th inning and defeated the Giants before 34,172 fans at the Polo Grounds to win the first World Series in their 23-year history. 2 of the Yankees' runs scored on bases-loaded walks before Bob Meusel singled in 2 more, with the final run scoring on the same play on an error by Giants' center fielder Bill Cunningham. Babe Ruth hit his third home run of the series to open the scoring for the Yankees in the top of the 1st inning. Catcher Frank Snyder hit the Giants' only home run as he gave his team a 3-1 lead to lead off the 5th inning. Herb Pennock, who was lifted for a pinch hitter in the top of the 8th inning, pitched 7 innings and was credited with his second win of the series, while Sad Sam Jones pitched the last 2 innings to get the save. Art Nehf pitched 7 1/3 innings and was charged with his first loss of ther series.

75 years ago
1938


Football
IRFU
Toronto (2-0) 25 @ Montreal (0-2) 2
Ottawa (2-0) 42 @ Hamilton (0-2) 6

WIFU
Winnipeg (5-2) 14 @ Regina (4-3) 6
Edmonton (0-7) 3 @ Calgary (5-2) 6

ORFU
Toronto (1-1) 18 @ Peterborough (0-2) 2
Montreal (1-0-1) 12 @ Sarnia (1-0-1) 12

The Rough Riders set an IRFU record for points in a quarter as they scored 30 points in the 3rd quarter of their rout of the Tigers at Hamilton Amateur Athletic Association Grounds.

Fritz Hanson scored 2 touchdowns as the Blue Bombers beat the Roughriders before 3,000 fans at Parc de Young. Leo Danaher rushed 85 yards for the Regina touchdown.

The Eskimos thought they'd scored the winning touchdown with 33 seconds remaining in the game against the Bronks at Mewata Stadium, but officials ruled that Edmonton running back Vince Yatchek had not crossed the goal line on third down. Edmonton coach Bob Fritz was so upset at the hometown officiating that he took his team off the field, ending the game. Jimmy Gilkes scored the Calgary touchdown in the 2nd quarter.

Bummer Stirling scored a touchdown, field goal and 4 singles, with his 70-yard punt going for the tying point in the last minute, to give the Imperials their tie with the Nationals. Johnny Ferraro rushed 55 yards for the first Montreal touchdown, and Mr. Burton intercepted a Sarnia lateral and ran 20 yards for the other Montreal TD.

Canadian university
McGill (2-0) 10 @ Toronto (1-1) 7
Queen's (0-2) 7 @ Western Ontario (1-1) 10
Alberta (0-2) 0 @ Saskatchewan (1-1) 13

More than 18,000 fans at Varsity Stadium saw the Redmen defeat the Varsity Blues.

Mr. Hall rushed for a touchdown in the 1st quarter and Bert Border rushed for another with 6 minutes remaining in the game as the Huskies shut out the Golden Bears at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon.

70 years ago
1943


On the radio
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, on MBS
Tonight's episode: The Old Russian Woman

War
The U.K. and U.S. governments announced the appointments of British Lieutenant General Sir Henry Pownall and U.S. Major General Albert Wedemeyer as chief of staff and deputy chief of staff, respectively, for Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten, Allied Southeast Asia commander. Soviet forces pushed closer to Kiev in fierce fighting as German troops began to evacuate the city. Japanese troops in China captured Pienma and several nearby villages in Yunnan province.

Politics and government
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt accepted the resignation of Monsignor Francis J. Haas as Chairman of the Fair Employment Practices Commission and named Deputy Chairman Malcolm Ross as his successor.

Journalism
Argentina lifted its decree banning publication of Jewish newspapers with the proviso that editorials be printed in both Yiddish and Spanish.

Labour
10,000 employees of the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company's plant in Kearny, New Jersey, who had begun a wildcat strike two days earlier, returned to work at the urging of five discharged shop committeemen, whose dismissal had set off the walkout by members of the Congress of Industrial Organizations Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America.

50 years ago
1963


Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Angela Nixon!

On television tonight
The Fugitive, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Never Wave Goodbye: Part 2, with guest stars Susan Oliver, Robert Duvall, and Lee Philips

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Can the Can--Suzi Quatro (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in France: Angélique--Christian Vidal (2nd week at #1)

Protest
The day after Thai Premier Thanom Kittikachorn had resigned and been replaced by Sanya Dharmasakti, tens of thousands of students and other civilians took almost complete control of Bangkok. Broadcasts reported that two other key leaders, strongman Marshal Praphas Charusathien and Colonel Narong Kittikachorn, had fled the country and that Thanom would leave soon. Students expressed their thanks to King Rama IX for cooperating with them in solving their problems, and promised to work closely with the new government.

Disasters
Typhoon Ruth swept across the Philippines, killing at least 50 people and forcing 15,000 from their homes.

Football
CFL
The Calgary Stampeders relieved Jim Duncan of his head coaching duties and reassigned him to scouting duties. The Stampeders were in third place in the Western Football Conference with a record of 5-8, but had lost their last 4 games and had been outscored 114-18 in the last 3, with the most recent loss taking place the day before, 32-8 at home against the Ottawa Rough Riders. Assistant coach Jim Wood was named head coach, with Dick Monroe as the only assistant, with 3 games remaining in the regular season and the club in the hunt for the third and last playoff spot in the conference. Mr. Duncan was in his fifth season as head coach, and left with a record of 45-42-1. He had led them to the Western championship in 1970 and the Grey Cup championship in 1971.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in France: Flashdance...What a Feeling--Irene Cara (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Red Red Wine--UB40 (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Karma Chameleon--Culture Club (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Karma Chameleon--Culture Club (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Total Eclipse of the Heart--Bonnie Tyler (3rd week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Total Eclipse of the Heart--Bonnie Tyler (2nd week at #1)
2 The Safety Dance--Men Without Hats
3 Making Love Out of Nothing at All--Air Supply
4 (She’s) Sexy + 17--Stray Cats
5 True--Spandau Ballet
6 King of Pain--The Police
7 Islands in the Stream--Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton
8 Tell Her About It--Billy Joel
9 Puttin' on the Ritz--Taco
10 All Night Long (All Night)--Lionel Richie

Singles entering the chart were Say Say Say by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson (#35); Crumblin' Down by John Cougar Mellencamp (#47); The Smile Has Left Your Eyes by Asia (#76); Souls by Rick Springfield (#78); Invisible Hands by Kim Carnes (#84); I Need You by the Pointer Sisters (#86); Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) by Paul Young (#88); I Am Love by Jennifer Holliday (#89); and Mama by Genesis (#93).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 King of Pain--The Police
2 Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)--Eurythmics
3 Maniac--Michael Sembello
4 One Thing Leads to Another--The Fixx
5 (She’s) Sexy + 17--Stray Cats
6 Tell Her About It--Billy Joel
7 True--Spandau Ballet
8 Total Eclipse of the Heart--Bonnie Tyler
9 Making Love Out of Nothing at All--Air Supply
10 Modern Love--David Bowie

Singles entering the chart were Love is a Stranger by Eurythmics (#38); Heart and Soul by Huey Lewis and the News (#41); Love is a Battlefield by Pat Benatar (#42); Tonight I Celebrate My Love by Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack (#44); Big Log by Robert Plant (#49); and Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) by Paul Young (#50).

Died on this date
Pat O'Brien, 83
. U.S. actor. Mr. O'Brien was a character actor in movies who was at his busiest in the 1930s and '40s, often playing stereotypically Irish characters, including 12 movies in which he played a priest. He said that his greatest roles were that of Hildy Johnson in The Front Page (1931); the title role in Knute Rockne, All American (1940); and Father Francis Duffy in The Fighting 69th (1940). Mr. O'Brien died of a heart attack shortly after prostate surgery.

Diplomacy
The 12-member U.S. commission on Central America headed by Henry Kissinger met with Nicaraguan leaders in Managua. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said that the United States would have to decide if it wanted to continue on a path toward war with Nicaragua or whether it wanted to reduce tensions.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (3-11) 22 @ Hamilton (5-8) 34
Montreal (3-10) 32 @ Edmonton (8-6) 45

Dieter Brock completed 24 of 34 passes for 227 passes and 3 touchdowns to Keith Baker as the Tiger-Cats defeated the Roughriders before just 12,523 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium to win their first game under head coach Al Bruno, replacing Bud Riley, who had been fired a week earlier. Rookie Johnny Shepherd rushed 17 times for 143 yards, including a 32-yard touchdown--his only rushing touchdown of the regular season. Homer Jordan played most of the game at quarterback for Saskatchewan, completing 19 of 31 passes for 359 yards and touchdowns of 2 and 62 yards to Chris DeFrance and another of 3 yards to Tim Kearse. Backup quarterback Steve Clarkson relieved Mr. Jordan and saw the only game action of his 3-game CFL career, completing 1 of 4 passes for 25 yards. Mr. DeFrance caught 6 passes for 122 yards, while Mr. Baker caught 9 for 102.

Edmonton quarterback Warren Moon, who had been bothered earlier in the week by an inflamed bursa sac on his right elbow, showed no ill effects, as he set a team record for a single game that still stands with 555 yards passing as the Eskimos withstood a late Montreal rally to defeat the Concordes before 49,074 fans at Commonwealth Stadium. Mr. Moon completed 31 of 51 passes and connected with Brian Kelly for 3 touchdowns and Tom Scott and Milson Jones for a touchdown each. Mr. Jones also rushed 1 yard for a touchdown in the 3rd quarter, his first TD since being acquired in a trade with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers a month earlier. Montreal quarterback Johnny Evans completed 27 of 40 passes for 353 yards and touchdown passes of 60 and 59 passes to Ron Robinson in the 2nd half. Lester Brown scored the first 2 Concorde touchdowns on rushes of 18 and 5 yards in the 2nd quarter. The Eskimos led 37-18 after Dave Cutler converted Mr. Jones' first TD with 30 seconds left in the 3rd quarter, but Mr. Evans connected with Mr. Robinson for his first touchdown on the last play of the quarter, and hit him for his second touchdown just 5:05 later. Don Sweet's convert reduced the deficit to 37-32, but Larry Highbaugh made his 5th interception of the season--and the 66th and last of his CFL career--and Mike McLeod intercepted another pass from Mr. Evans on his own 10-yard line and returned it 50 yards to help preserve the victory for the defending Grey Cup champions. Mr. Kelly finished with 13 receptions for 266 yards--a team record--and Mr. Scott caught 6 for 106 to become only the second CFL player to amass 10,000 career yards in pass receptions, after former Eskimo Tommy-Joe Coffey, who played in the CFL from 1959-1960 and 1962-1973. Former Concorde Pete Harvey played his first game as an Eskimo in place of injured Waddell Smith and caught 4 passes for 80 yards. Mr. Robinson led the Concordes with 7 receptions for 216 yards. Edmonton's Scott Stauch led all rushers with 6 carries for 70 yards.

Baseball
World Series
Baltimore Orioles 5 @ Philadelphia Phillies 4 (Baltimore led best-of-seven series 3-1)

Baltimore second baseman Rich Dauer batted 3 for 4 with a double and 3 runs batted in as the Orioles edged the Phillies before 66,947 fans at Veterans Stadium, the largest crowd to attend a World Series game since 1964. A turning point in the game came in the top of the 6th inning when John Lowenstein singled with 1 out and moved to third base on a double by Mr. Dauer. Philadelphia manager Paul Owens then ordered starting pitcher John Denny to intentionally walk pinch hitter Joe Nolan to lead the bases. As usual, the move backfired, since the next batter, pinch hitter Ken Singleton, drew an unintentional walk to force in Mr. Lowenstein with the tying run, and Mr. Singleton was followed by another pinch hitter, John Shelby, who hit a sacrifice fly to left field to drive in Mr. Dauer, putting the Orioles ahead 4-3. Baltimore added a run in the 7th. The Phillies mounted a rally in the 9th when pinch hitter Ozzie Virgil singled in Bob Dernier with 2 out to make it 5-4, but Joe Morgan lined out to Mr. Dauer to end the game. Storm Davis started on the mound for the Orioles and gave up 6 hits and 3 runs--all earned in 5 innings, but was credited with the win. Tippy Martinez pitched 1 2/3 innings to pick up his second save of the series. Mr. Denny gave up 7 hits and 4 runs--all earned--in taking the loss.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): I Don't Want Your Love--Duran Duran (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): The Only Way is Up--Yazz and the Plastic Population

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): A Groovy Kind of Love--Phil Collins

#1 single in France (SNEP): Un Roman d'amitié (Friend You Give Me Reason)--Elsa and Glenn Medeiros (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Desire--U2 (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: One Moment in Time--Whitney Houston

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Red Red Wine--UB40

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Red Red Wine--UB40
2 Love Bites--Def Leppard
3 Don't Be Cruel--Cheap Trick
4 A Groovy Kind of Love--Phil Collins
5 What's on Your Mind (Pure Energy)--Information Society
6 I'll Always Love You--Taylor Dayne
7 Don't Worry Be Happy--Bobby McFerrin
8 Don't You Know What the Night Can Do?--Steve Winwood
9 Sweet Child o' Mine--Guns 'N' Roses
10 I Hate Myself for Loving You--Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

Singles entering the chart were I Don't Want Your Love by Duran Duran (#46); In Your Room by the Bangles (#62); Jealous Guy by John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band (#73); Didn't Know it was Love by Survivor (#78); Yeah, Yeah, Yeah by Judson Spence (#83); Dancing Under a Latin Moon by Candi (#86); Don't Break My Heart by Romeo's Daughter (#89); and Live it Up by Gardner Cole (#91). Jealous Guy had previously been released on the album Mind Games (1973), but hadn't been released as a single until it was included in the movie Imagine: John Lennon (1988).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Don't Worry Be Happy--Bobby McFerrin
2 True Love--Glenn Frey
3 One Good Woman--Peter Cetera
4 Don't You Know--Steve Winwood
5 Don't Be Cruel--Cheap Trick
6 Love Bites--Def Leppard
7 A Groovy Kind of Love--Phil Collins
8 Forever Young--Rod Stewart
9 Never Tear Us Apart--INXS
10 It Would Take a Strong Man--Rick Astley

Singles entering the chart were Small World by Huey Lewis and the News (#76); Giving You the Best That I Got by Anita Baker (#83); Walk Away by Michael Bolton (#89); Another Lover by Giant Steps (#93); When Time Turns Around by the Spoons (#95); Look Away by Chicago (#97); and 1974 by Amy Grant (#99).

Died on this date
Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, 96
. U.K, musician and composer. Mr. Sorabji, born Leon Dudley Sorabji, was a pianist who wrote numerous works for piano and performed them in public from 1920-1936, and then banned performances of his music for the next 40 years, concentrating on essays and music criticism.

Hockey
NHL
Detroit 5 @ Toronto 3

Football
CIAU
British Columbia 22 @ Alberta (0-7) 20

The Thunderbirds needed a 22-yard field goal by Mike Bellefontaine with 11 seconds remaining in the game to beat the winless Golden Bears before 600 fans at Varsity Stadium in Edmonton, as UBC quarterback Jordan Gagner passed for 345 yards, but also threw 5 interceptions against one of the worst teams in the country. Alberta running back Tom Houg rushed for 229 yards and a touchdown. UBC head coach Frank Smith and his assistants were most unhappy about the officiating, and weren't shy about showing their displeasure.

Baseball
World Series
Oakland Athletics 4 @ Los Angeles Dodgers 5 (Los Angeles led best-of-seven series 1-0)

Kirk Gibson, suffering from a leg injury restricting him to pinch-hitting duties, came to bat with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th inning and hit a 2-run home run off Oakland relief ace Dennis Eckersley to give the Dodgers the win before 55,983 fans at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers opened the scoring in the bottom of the 1st when Mickey Hatcher hit a 2-run home run off Oakland starting pitcher Dave Stewart. The Athletics scored all their runs in the 2nd on a grand slam by Jose Canseco off Los Angeles starter Tim Belcher. The Dodgers scored a run in the 6th to make it 4-3, and were down to their last out when pinch hitter Mike Davis walked on four pitches and Mr. Gibson fouled off several pitches before hitting a slider on a full count into the right field bleachers. Alejandro Pena pitched the last 2 innings and was credited with the win.



20 years ago
1993


Football
CFL
Sacramento (4-11) 26 @ Winnipeg (12-4) 33

David Williams caught 3 touchdown passes as the Blue Bombers defeated the Gold Miners before 27,451 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. The first 2 of Mr. Williams' TDs came on passes from starting quarterback Matt Dunigan, and his third from backup Sammy Garza, who entered the game when Mr. Dunigan suffered a severed achilles tendon, putting him out of action for the rest of the season. Troy Westwood converted all the touchdowns and added 4 field goals. Joe Howard Johnson returned a punt 63 yards for the first Sacramento touchdown in the 2nd quarter. Wide receiver Titus Dixon scored the other Gold Miners touchdowns on passes from quarterback David Archer, the last coming with 32 seconds remaining in the game.

10 years ago
2003


Politics and government
Ilham Aliyev was elected President of Azerbaijan, succeeding his father, who had held the office for 34 years.

Economics and finance
The Dow Jones industrial average closed at 9,803 after having posted farily steady advances from a 2003 low of around 7,400 in mid-March.

Disasters
A ferry in New York City transporting passengers from Manhattan slammed into a pier on Staten Island 400 feet from the nearest ferry slip, causing the deaths of 10 people and injuring dozens of others, several of whom lost limbs. The pilot, Assistant Captain Richard Smith, fled to his home on Staten Island where he reportedly attempted suicide.

Baseball
National League Championship Series
Florida 9 @ Chicago 6 (Florida won best-of-seven series 4-3)

The Marlins scored 3 runs in the top of the 1st inning against Chicago starting pitcher Kerry Wood, but the Cubs tied the game in the 2nd--helped by Mr. Wood's 2-run home run--and took a 5-3 lead in the 3rd on a 2-run homer by Moises Alou. Florida came back with 3 runs in the 5th, 1 in the 6th, and 2 in the 7th. The Cubs scored the game's final run in the bottom of the 7th on a home run by pinch hitter Troy O'Leary. Brad Penny, who pitched the 4th inning in relief of starter Mark Redman, was the winning pitcher, while Mr. Wood gave up 7 hits and 7 runs--all earned--in taking the loss before 39,574 fans at Wrigley Field.

October 14, 2013

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Waneta Cardinal!

125 years ago
1888


Movies
Louis Le Prince filmed the first motion picture: Roundhay Garden Scene.



120 years ago
1893


Born on this date
Lillian Gish
. U.S. actress. Miss Gish began appearing in motion pictures in 1912, and was one of the biggest stars of the silent movie era. Her films included The Birth of a Nation (1915); Intolerance (1916); Hearts of the World (1918); Broken Blossoms (1919); Way Down East (1920); Orphans of the Storm (1921); The Scarlet Letter (1926); The Wind (1928); Duel in the Sun (1946); The Night of the Hunter (1955); and The Whales of August (1987). She died on February 27, 1993 at the age of 99.

Football
ORFU
Round 1
Toronto 12 @ Ottawa Rough Riders 14 (Toronto won 2-game total points series 44-15)
Queen's College 34 @ Ottawa College 3 (Queen's won 2-game total points series 47-26)
Royal Military College 10 @ Osgoode Hall 30 (Osgoode Hall won 2-game total points series 69-21)
Trinity College 0 @ Hamilton 10 (first game of 2-game total points series)
Bye: University of Toronto

90 years ago
1923


Baseball
World Series
New York Giants 1 @ New York Yankees 8 (Yankees led best-of-seven series 3-2)

The Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning and added 4 in the second to take a 7-1 lead as they coasted to victory before 62,817 fans at Yankee Stadium. Bob Meusel's 2-run triple was the big hit in the 1st inning, while Joe Dugan's 3-run inside-the-park home run was the highlight of the 2nd inning for the Yankees. Bullet Joe Bush pitched a 3-hit complete game victory. Jack Bentley started on the mound for the Giants but lasted just 1 1/3 innings, giving up 5 hits, 2 bases on balls, and 7 runs--6 earned.

80 years ago
1933


Football
IRFU
Hamilton (0-2) 7 @ Montreal (2-0) 11
Toronto (0-2) 8 @ Ottawa (2-0) 15

75 years ago
1938


Defense
The prototype of the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter plane made its first flight, in Buffalo, New York.

70 years ago
1943


War
King George VI approved the Canada Medal, the first distinctly Canadian decoration, on the recommendation of the Canadian cabinet; the medal was never awarded. After two days of fighting, Allied troops forced the main German defense line on the Volturno River and established bridgeheads on the north bank. U.S.S.R. units stormed and captured Zaporozhie, Ukraine, killing 3,000 Germans. The American Eighth Air Force lost 60 of 291 B-17 Flying Fortress during the Second Raid on Schweinfurt. The First Canadian Brigade pushed north to Potenza, Italy and occupied Campobasso, turning it into a Canada Town recreation centre. Allied planes raided airports and shipping at Cape Hoskins, Gasmata, and Cape Gloucester in New Britain.

Protest
Prisoners at the Sobibór extermination camp in Poland revolted against their German captors, killing 11 SS officers, including Rudolf Beckmann, 33; Johann Niemann, 30; and Siegfried Graetschus, 27.

Asiatica
The Second Philippine Republic, a puppet of the Empire of Japan, was inaugurated with Jose P. Laurel as its president.

Economics and finance
The U.S. House of Representatives Banking and Currency Committee voted to bar food subsidies after December 31, 1943.

Labour
The American Federation of Labor re-elected William Green as its president at the closing convention session in Boston.

60 years ago
1953


On the radio
I Was a Communist for the FBI, starring Dana Andrews
Tonight's episode: No Visitors

This was the final episode of the series.

Died on this date
Kyuichi Tokuda, 59
. Japanese politician. Mr. Tokuda joined the Japanese Communist Party in 1922, and was imprisoned from 1928-1945 for violating the Peace Preservation Law. He was elected chairman of the Japanese Communist Party in 1945, and was elected to the Japanese House of Representatives in 1946. Mr. Tokuda was purged from politics under the Allied occupation of Japan in the early 1950s, and was exiled to China, where he died.

Politics and government
William Hawrelak, first elected in 1951, was re-elected mayor of Edmonton by acclamation.

Football
Canadian intermediate
In the Vancouver Cubs' intrasquad game, the Cubs defeated the Cats 9-0 at Queen's Park in New Westminster. The Cubs were playing as an intermediate team before joining the Western Interprovincial Football Union as the British Columbia Lions in 1954.

50 years ago
1963


On television tonight
The Outer Limits, on ABC
Tonight's episode: The Sixth Finger, starring David McCallum, Edward Mulhare, and Jill Haworth

Music
CJCA disc jockey Barry Boyd emceed a show at the Jasper Place Sports Centre in Jasper Place, Alberta featuring the Fireballs, who were currently topping Edmonton and U.S. singles charts as the accompanying performers to Jimmy Gilmer on Sugar Shack.

Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas were at Abbey Road studios in London to record the songs I'll Keep You Satisfied and I Know. I'll Keep You Satisfied was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. They also recorded I'm in Love, another song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, but the recording was abandoned after 32 takes.

Olympics
South Africa, fighting to remain in the Olympic games, denied that the country's apartheid policy of racial separation was discriminating against Negro athletes, and said, in a report submitted by South African Olympic Committee President Frank Braun to the International Olympic Committee, that South Africa's Negro athletes were not of Olympic calibre.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (2-11) 17 @ Hamilton (7-4) 28
Winnipeg (6-8) 8 @ Calgary (8-4-1) 14

Bernie Faloney threw touchdown passes to Tommy Grant and Garney Henley in the 4th quarter as the Tiger-Cats overcame a 17-15 deficit to defeat the Eskimos before 23,643 fans at Civic Stadium. Dick Easterly scored the other Hamilton touchdown in the 2nd quarter on a pass from Joe Zuger. Don Sutherin, playing his first game after missing a month because of torn stomach muscles, kicked a convert, 2 field goals, and 2 singles, and Joe Zuger punted 65 yards for a single. Jim Thomas rushed 1 yard for the first Edmonton touchdown in the 2nd quarter, and Gene Raesz scored the Eskimos' other touchdown with 6 seconds remaining in the 1st half. Bill Mitchell converted both and kicked a 28-yard field goal in the 4th quarter to give the Eskimos a short-lived lead.

Eagle Day completed 15 of 22 passes for 174 yards and threw a touchdown pass to Bobby Taylor as the Stampeders defeated the defending Grey Cup champion Blue Bombers before 22,000 fans at McMahon Stadium. Earl Lunsford rushed for the other Calgary touchdown, and Larry Robinson added 2 converts. George Fleming kicked 2 field goals and a single for the Blue Bombers, and Jack Delveaux punted for the other Winnipeg point. The Stampeders outrushed the Blue Bombers 208 yards to 42. Winnipeg quarterbacks Kenny Ploen and Hal Ledyard completed 9 of 21 passes for 171 yards.

40 years ago
1973


Politics and government
Thai Premier Thanom Kittikachorn resigned in the wake of bloody clashes between student protesters and federal troops. King Rama IX almost immediately replaced the outgoing premier with Sanya Dharmasakti, the dean of Thammasat University, the centre of protest against Mr. Thanom's military-dominated government. The new premier promised to introduce a new constitution within six months and to hold general elections.

Scandal
U.S. House of Representatives Government Acivities Commission Chairman Jack Brooks (Democrat-Texas) stated that the investigation into General Services Administration's expenditure of $10.2 million in federal money on U.S. President Richard Nixon's private homes in San Clemente, California and Key Biscayne, Florida had raised "serious questions of propriety" and that the record indicated that money ostensibly spent to provide security at the President's residences had added to the opulence of the homes without serving any discernible security functions.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (6-6) 16 @ Toronto (6-4-2) 11
Saskatchewan (8-5) 17 @ Winnipeg (4-8-1) 18
Ottawa (7-5) 32 @ Calgary (5-8) 8

Ian Sunter kicked 4 field goals and a single as the Tiger-Cats defeated the Argonauts before 33,135 fans at CNE Stadium. Hamilton punter Alec Lockington punted for a single late in the 1st quarter, and the Tiger-Cats added a safety touch late in the 3rd quarter when Toronto punter Zenon Andrusyshyn was tackled in his own end zone. Toronto quarterback Joe Theismann scored the game's only touchdown on a 1-yard rush with 11:09 remaining in the game. The Hamilton defense limited the Toronto offense to 7 first downs and 113 yards net offense.

Walt McKee's 18-yard field goal with 47 seconds remaining in the game gave the Blue Bombers their win over the Roughriders at Winnipeg Stadium, keeping Winnipeg's playoff hopes alive. Mr. McKee kicked 3 field goals, a convert, and a single. Winnipeg fullback Jim Calip rushed 1 yard for his only CFL touchdown in the 1st quarter. George Reed rushed for both Saskatchewan touchdowns, and Jack Abendschan added 2 converts and a field goal.

Jim Evenson rushed for two 1-yard touchdowns and former Calgary quarterback Jerry Keeling, in his first game against his old team, threw a touchdown pass to Hugh Oldham as the Rough Riders routed the Stampeders at McMahon Stadium. Mr. Oldham's touchdown came on a 29-yard pass with 1:14 remaining in the 2nd quarter, and Gerry Organ's convert gave Ottawa a 25-1 halftime lead. Dick Wesolowski rushed 1 yard for the only Calgary touchdown in the 4th quarter, and Ottawa defensive back Rod Woodward scored the final touchdown on a 62-yard interception return with 3:06 left in the game. The first Ottawa touchdown came just after the Stampeders appeared to be on their way for a touchdown, but fumbled just outside the Ottawa goal line, and Ottawa defensive end Jim Piaskoski returned the fumble 87 yards. The loss was the fourth straight for the Stampeders--all against Eastern teams--and they had been outscored 114-18 in the last 3 of those games. It turned out to be the last game for Jim Duncan as Calgary's head coach; he was replaced the next day by assistant coach Jim Wood, while Mr. Duncan, who had led the team to the Grey Cup championship two years earlier, was reassigned to scouting duties.

Baseball
World Series
New York Mets 10 @ Oakland Athletics 7 (12 innings) (Best-of-seven series tied 1-1)

The Mets scored 4 runs--the last 3 unearned--in the top of the 12th inning and held on for the victory before 49,151 fans at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in a game that lasted 4 hours and 13 minutes, the most time-comsuming game in World Series history to date. With the score tied 6-6 after 11 innings, New York center fielder Willie Mays made the last hit of his 22-year major league career, singling in John Milner to give the Mets a 7-6 lead. Two errors by Oakland second baseman Mike Andrews, who had entered the game as a pinch hitter in the 8th inning, led to 3 unearned runs. The Athletics rallied in the bottom of the inning when Reggie Jackson led off with a triple, Gene Tenace drew a base on balls, and Jesus Alou singled home Mr. Jackson. Ray Fosse then hit into a force play at second base and Mr. Andrews walked, but pinch hitter Vic Davalillo popped out and shortstop Bert Campaneris grounded out to end the game. New York starting pitcher Jerry Koosman gave up 6 hits and 3 runs--all earned--in 2 1/3 innings. Tug McGraw, the Mets' fourth pitcher in the game, gave up 4 runs--all earned--in 6 innings of relief, but was the winning pitcher, with George Stone getting the save. Mr. McGraw also singled on a bunt and scored the Mets' second run in the 12th inning. Vida Blue started for Oakland, allowing 4 runs--all earned--in 5 1/3 innings. Rollie Fingers, the fifth of six Oakland pitchers, pitched 2 2/3 innings and was charged with the loss. The following day, Athletics' owner Charlie Finley coerced Mr. Andrews into signing a document stating that he had a shoulder injury necessitating his transfer to the disabled list. Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn refused to allow the move and ordered Mr. Andrews to the Athletics' active roster. The incident turned Mr. Andrews into a folk hero, especially to anyone who'd ever been humiliated by his boss.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Puttin' on the Ritz--Taco (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Sunshine Reggae--Laid Back (6th week at #1)

Music
Diana Ross performed at Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton.

War
Nicaragua announced that rebels had attacked the major port of Puerto Sandino.

Politics and government
Filipino President Ferdinand Marcos announced that a new commission of five people recommended by parliament and "various sectors of society" would be appointed to investigate the August 21 assassination of political opposition leader Benigno Aquino. The first commission had resigned en masse four days earlier because of concerns about their impartiality.

Labour
The executive board of the Eastern Airlines flight attendants' union recommended rejection of the contract agreed to on October 12 that avoided a strike. The airline, attendants, and other uniuons had agreed to an independent audit to determine if reductions in wages would be required to help prevent Eastern Airlines from filing for bankruptcy.

Economics and finance
The U.S. Federal Reserve Board announced that industrial output had risen 1.5% in September.

Baseball
World Series
Baltimore Orioles 3 @ Philadelphia Phillies 2 (Baltimore led best-of-seven series 2-1)

The Orioles overcame a 2-0 deficit with a run in the 6th inning and 2 in the 7th before 65,792 fans at Veterans Stadium. Solo home runs by Gary Matthews in the 2nd inning and Joe Morgan in the 3rd off Baltimore starting pitcher Mike Flanagan gave the Phillies the lead. The Orioles got on the scoreboard with a solo home run by Dan Ford. They scored 2 runs inthe 7th when Rick Dempsey doubled with 2 out, advanced to third base on a wild pitch, and scored on a single by pinch hitter Benny Ayala, who advanced to second on a single by John Shelby. Mr. Ford then hit a ground ball to Philadelphia shortstop Ivan De Jesus, who made an error that allowed Mr. Ayala to score. Mr. Flanagan was relieved by veteran Jim Palmer, who pitched the 5th and 6th innings and was credited with the win. Sammy Stewart then followed with 2 scoreless innings, and Tippy Martinez retired the Phillies in order in the 9th to get the save. For Mr. Palmer, the win was his last in the major leagues. He had won a game in each of the World Series of 1966 and 1970, thus becoming the first pitcher to record a win in World Series competition in three decades. Mr. Carlton gave up just 5 hits and recorded 7 strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings, but he became the losing pitcher as a result of the unearned run. Philadelphia manager Paul Owens decided not to put veteran first baseman Pete Rose, who had batted 1 for 8 in the first 2 games, in the starting lineup, marking the first time in Mr. Rose's career that he had not started a post-season game. He came to bat as a pinch hitter to lead off the 9th inning and struck out against Mr. Martinez.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Hand in Hand--Koreana (3rd week at #1)

At the movies
Another Woman, written and directed by Woody Allen, and starring Gena Rowlands, Mia Farrow, and others, opened in theatres.

Died on this date
Vic Raschi, 69
. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Raschi pitched with the New York Yankees (1946-1953), St. Louis Cardinals (1954-1955), and Kansas City Athletics (1955), compiling a record of 132-66. He was one of the mainstays of the Yankees' pitching staff as they won five straight World Series from 1949-1953, winning 21 games in each season from 1949-1951. Mr. Raschi led the American League in winning percentage in 1950 (21-8, .724) games started in 1949 (37) and 1951 (34), and strikeouts in 1951 (164). He was 5-3 in World Series competition, with 2 of his wins occurring in 1952.

Economics and finance
The United States Labor Department reported that prices charged by producers for finished goods had risen 0.4% in September.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (1-14) 7 @ Toronto (11-4) 49

Jeff Boyd, Ed Berry, Kevin Cummings and Ryan Hanson scored touchdowns for the Argonauts, while Lance Chomyc added 4 converts and tied a team record with 7 field goals in the rout of the Rough Riders before 21,713 fans at Exhibition Stadium.

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Relax--Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Politics and government
With the Canadian federal election 11 days away, the governing Progressive Conservatives released a television ad that many saw as mocking Liberal Party leader Jean Chrétien's facial paralysis.



Protest
44 environmentalists were jailed for protests at Clayoquot Sound in British Columbia in defiance of court injunctions banning such activities.

10 years ago
2003


Terrorism
A bomb outside the Turkish embassy in Baghdad killed the bomber and one bystander.

Defense
Pakistan conducted its third nuclear-capable missile test in less than two weeks, launching a medium-range missile capable of hitting many targets inside India.

Baseball
American League Championship Series
New York 4 @ Boston 2 (New York led best-of-seven series 3-2)

Karim Garcia singled in 2 runs as part of a 3-run 2nd inning as the Yankees won before 34,619 fans at Fenway Park. David Wells gave up just 4 hits in 7 innings to get the win, with Mariano Rivera pitching the final 2 innings to get the save. Derek Lowe gave up 4 runs--all earned--in 7 1/3 innings to take the loss. Manny Ramirez hit the game's only home run, leading off the 4th inning for the Red Sox.

National League Championship Series
Florida 8 @ Chicago 3 (Best-of-seven series tied 3-3)

The Cubs scored a run in each of the 1st, 6th, and 7th innings to take a 3-0 lead before 39,577 fans at Wrigley Field and were just 5 outs away from advancing to the World Series for the first time in 58 years, when Juan Pierre doubled and Luis Castillo hit a foul fly ball to left field. As Chicago left fielder Moises Alou reached for the ball, a brain-dead Cubs fan named Steve Bartman reached out and deflected the ball, preventing Mr. Alou from having an opportunity to make the putout. Mr. Castillo then drew a bases on balls and the Marlins erupted for 8 runs. The last 5 runs were unearned as the result of an error by Chicago shortstop Alex Gonzalez, who closed his glove too soon on a ground ball that could have produced a double play. Chad Fox, who entered the game with 2 out in the 7th inning and gave up 2 hits before retiring the last batter, was credited with the win. Mark Prior pitched 7 1/3 innings and gave up 5 runs--3 earned--and was charged with the loss.

October 13, 2013

560 years ago
1453


Born on this date
Edward of Westminster. English royal family member. Prince Edward, the only son of King Henry VI of England and Margaret of Anjou, was invested as Prince of Wales in 1454. He was killed in the Battle of Tewkesbury on May 4, 1471 at the age of 17.

220 years ago
1793


War
Austro-Prussian forces won a victory over French forces in the First Battle of Wissembourg in France.

170 years ago
1843


Americana
Henry Jones and 11 others founded B'nai B'rith, the oldest Jewish service organization in the world.

130 years ago
1883


Football
ORFU
Round 1
Queen's College 11 Royal Military College 7

This was the first game ever played in the Ontario Rugby Football Union.

125 years ago
1888


Football
ORFU
Toronto (0-1) 4 @ Hamilton (2-0) 12

110 years ago
1903


Baseball
World Series
Pittsburgh Pirates 0 @ Boston Americans 3 (Boston won best-of-nine series 5-3)

Bill Dinneen pitched a 4-hitter for his third win of the series to win the pitchers' duel over Deacon Phillippe before 7,455 fans at Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds as the Americans won the first modern World Series. Boston second baseman Hobe Ferris singled in the game's first 2 runs in the bottom of the 4th inning, and the Americans added another run in the 6th. For Mr. Phillippe, the loss was his second straight after 3 wins; he finished the series with 5 complete games and 44 innings pitched, records that still stand for a single World Series.

90 years ago
1923


Football
ORFU
Hamilton (2-0) 2 @ (Toronto) Parkdale Canoe Club (0-1) 1

ARU
University of Alberta 1 @ Edmonton (1-0) 23

Jack Fraser scored 2 touchdowns and punted for 3 singles to lead the Eskimos over the Golden Bears at Diamond Park. Miles Palmer scored the other Edmonton touchdown. Bill Rankin added 3 converts and a single.

Baseball
World Series
New York Yankees 8 @ New York Giants 4 (Best-of-seven series tied 2-2)

The Yankees erupted for 6 runs in the top of the 2nd inning and single runs in the 3rd and 4th as they took an 8-0 lead and coasted to victory before a record Polo Grounds crowd of 46,302. Giants' starting pitcher Jack Scott was removed after the first 4 batters of the 2nd inning reached base; he was charged with the loss, giving up 4 runs, 3 of them earned. Mr. Scott contributed to his plight by making an error on a sacrifice bunt by Yankee catcher Wally Schang, which resulted in 3 of the inning's 6 runs being unearned. Yankee center fielder Whitey Witt batted 3 for 4 with a sacrifice, 2 doubles and 2 runs batted in; left fielder Bob Meusel and shortstop Everett Scott also drove in 2 runs each. The Giants broke the shutout with 3 runs in the 8th inning, and center fielder Ross Youngs, who batted 4 for 5, closed the scoring with an inside-the-park home run leading off the 9th. Winning pitcher Bob Shawkey pitched 7 2/3 innings and batted 1 for 3 with a sacrifice fly and a run batted in.

80 years ago
1933


Football
U.S.-Canada professional exhibition
(Toronto) Crosse & Blackwell Chefs (0-2) 6 @ Rochester Arpeakos 12

75 years ago
1938


Died on this date
E. C. Segar, 43
. U.S. cartoonist. Elzie Crisler Segar created several comic strips, but was best known for Thimble Theatre, which he began in December 1919, and which increased in popularity after he introduced the character Popeye in 1929. Mr. Segar died of leukemia and liver disease.

70 years ago
1943


War
In declaring the existence of a state of war between Italy and Germany 35 days after Italy's surrender to the Allies, Italian Prime Minister Pietro Badoglio said that King Vittorio Emmanuel III had ordered the declaration of war because of repeated and intensified acts of war committed against the Italians by Germany. U.S.S.R. troops in southern Ukraine fought inside of Melitopol, 10 miles inland from the north shore of the Sea of Azov. Allied planes bombed Manokwair, Bira, Ambon, and Fak Fak in Dutch New Guinea. Japanese units made thrusts from Burma into China's Yunan Province.

Defense
U.S. Navy Undersecretary James Forrestal told the House of Representatives Naval Affairs subcommittee that "weak management, labor troubles and high costs" were responsible for the Brewster Aeronautical Corporation being 18 months behind on bomber schedules and 10 months behind on fighters.

Technology
Bendix Aviation Corporation announced that a new compass had been developed which could overcome magnetic disturbance and keep planes on a true course.

Politics and government
Three Argentine cabinet ministers, reputed to favour a break with the Axis, resigned, indicating no change in government policy.

The U.S. Republican Party announced that its 1944 National Convention would have 1,058 delegates, an increase of 58.

Medicine
Science reported the development of a vaccine from dead tuberculosis germs which protected animals against innoculation with live bacilli.

Economics and finance
The Indian central government took control of the country's food supply, and, as an anti-famine measure, forbade the export of grain.

60 years ago
1953


On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: The Accounting, starring Everett Sloane

50 years ago
1963


Football
CFL
Toronto (2-9) 20 @ Montreal (6-5) 34

George Dixon was held to 49 yards rushing, but scored 3 touchdowns as the Alouettes eliminated the Argonauts from playoff contention before 23,277 fans at Molson Stadium. Dave Hoppmann scored the other Montreal touchdown, and Gino Berretta added 3 converts and 2 field goals, with Ferd Burket punting for a single. Dick Shatto scored 2 touchdowns for the Argonauts, while Jackie Parker, who shared quarterbacking duties with Sandy Stephens and Don Fuell, scored the other Toronto TD. The Argonauts trailed 27-20 with 3 minutes left in the game when Mr. Fuell rushed 22 yards to the Montreal 2-yard line. He fumbled on the next play, and Montreal linebacker Jim Reynolds returned the ball to the 55-yard line. The Alouettes then recovered their own fumble, Mr. Bertretta recovered his own punt, and Mr. Dixon scored his third touchdown to put the game away with 6 seconds remaining. Mr. Stephens, who had been released by the Alouettes early in the season,
started at quarterback for the Argonauts, but was pulled from the came because Toronto head coach Nobby Wirkowski didn't want him to face further booing from the Montreal fans. Montreal quarterback Warren Rabb completed just 1 of 13 passes, prompting Mr. Wirkowski to comment, "He isn't even a quarterback. I mean it...With any luck we could have won this one." Toronto fullback Ron Hatcher was injured in the 3rd quarter and was taken off on a stretcher.

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): My Friend the Wind--Demis Roussos (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Eye Level (Theme From The Thames TV Series "Van Der Valk")--Simon Park Orchestra (3rd week at #1)

Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Can the Can--Suzi Quatro
2 Never, Never, Never (Grande, Grande, Grande)--Shirley Bassey
3 Live and Let Die--Wings
4 Delta Dawn--Helen Reddy
5 You Don't Own Me--The Ormsby Brothers
6 And I Love You So--Perry Como
7 Yesterday Once More--Carpenters
8 Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose--Dawn featuring Tony Orlando
9 Touch Me in the Morning--Diana Ross
10 I Don't Wanna Play House--Barbara Ray

Singles entering the chart were Cassandra by Sherbet (#24); Loves Me Like a Rock by Paul Simon with the Dixie Hummingbirds (#26); The Old Fashioned Way by Charles Aznavour (#33); Jamaican Farewell by Ariel (#34); and Teddy Bear Song by Barbara Fairchild (#39).

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Half-Breed--Cher (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Higher Ground--Stevie Wonder
2 Half-Breed--Cher
3 Ramblin' Man--Allman Brothers Band
4 Angie--Rolling Stones
5 Keep on Truckin' (Part 1)--Eddie Kendricks
6 That Lady (Part 1)--The Isley Brothers
7 My Maria--B.W. Stevenson
8 China Grove--The Doobie Brothers
9 Midnight Train to Georgia--Gladys Knight and the Pips
10 Free Ride--The Edgar Winter Group

Singles entering the chart were Ooh Baby by Gilbert O'Sullivan (#68); Sweet Understanding Love by the Four Tops (#69); Rockin' Roll Baby by the Stylistics (#73); Oh No Not My Baby by Rod Stewart (#75); Smarty Pants by First Choice (#76); Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms by Hank Wilson (#79); Take Life a Little Easier by Rodney Allen Rippy (#82); D'Yer Mak'er by Led Zeppelin (#87); Let Me Be Your Lovemaker by Betty Wright (#91); Ridin' My Thumb to Mexico by Johnny Rodriguez (#92); You Don't Owe Me by the Blue Ridge Rangers (#93); Sail Around the World by David Gates (#94); Little Girl Gone by Donna Fargo (#95); There Ain't No Way by Lobo (#97); Pretty Lady by Lighthouse (#99); and Having a Party by the Ovations (#100).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Angie--Rolling Stones
2 Half-Breed--Cher
3 Delta Dawn--Helen Reddy
4 We're an American Band--Grand Funk
5 Loves Me Like a Rock--Paul Simon with the Dixie Hummingbirds
6 Touch Me in the Morning--Diana Ross
7 My Maria--B.W. Stevenson
8 Ramblin' Man--Allman Brothers Band
9 China Grove--The Doobie Brothers
10 It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference--Tom Middleton

Singles entering the chart were Country Sunshine by Dottie West (#92); You Don't Owe Me by the Blue Ridge Rangers (#93); Rubber Bullets by 10 C.C. (#94); Hurricane of Change by Murray McLauchlan (#95); I'll Have to Go Away by Skylark (#96); Ooh Baby by Gilbert O'Sullivan (#97); D'Yer Mak'er by Led Zeppelin (#98); You're a Special Part of Me by Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye (#99); and Do-Do by Flag (#100).

Calgary's top 10
1 Half-Breed--Cher (3rd week at #1)
2 Loves Me Like a Rock--Paul Simon with the Dixie Hummingbirds
3 Let Me In--The Osmonds
4 Free Ride--The Edgar Winter Group
5 Delta Dawn--Helen Reddy
6 Could You Ever Love Me Again--Gary & Dave
7 Ramblin' Man--Allman Brothers Band
8 Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting--Elton John
9 All I Know--Garfunkel
10 Holding Your Hand--Seadog
Pick hit of the week: Higher Ground--Stevie Wonder

Diplomacy
Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau capped a 10-day visit to China by spending two hours with Chinese leader Mao Tse-tung. Mr. Trudeau and Chinese Premier Chou En-lai signed a trade agreement whixh emphasized long-term commercial arrangments such as the $1-billion wheat deal between the countries that had been announced on October 5. Mr. Trudeau also announced agreements on exchanges of scientific, medical, and cultural delegations as well as establishment of consular relations.

Politics and government
Chile's ruling military junta outlawed the seven left-wing parties that had supported the government of Marxist President Salvador Allende. Two non-Marxist parties were included under the decree, which prohibited all propaganda of Marxism "or any other doctrine substantially in accord with its principles or aims." The government of Mr. Allende had been deposed in a coup on September 11 and Mr. Allende had committed suicide.

Disasters
29 people were killed when a civilian airliner en route from Tbilisi to Moscow crashed near Moscow's Domodedovo Airport.

11 people were killed by a wild elephant rampaging from the jungles of Zaire across the border into Sudan.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (8-4-1) 27 @ British Columbia (3-9-1) 13

Bruce Lemmerman threw touchdown passes to George McGowan and Tyrone Walls in the 1st quarter to give the Eskimos lead they never relinquished as they beat the Lions before 21,377 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver. Roy Bell rushed 26 times for 185 yards and put the game away with a 76-yard touchdown run in the 4th quarter. Dave Cutler added 2 converts, 2 field goals, and a single. Defensive back Mike Wilson scored the only B.C. touchdown on a 33-yard interception return in the 2nd quarter. Ivan MacMillan converted and added 2 field goals. B.C.'s Slade Willis led all receivers with 83 yards on 5 receptions.

Baseball
World Series
New York Mets 1 @ Oakland Athletics 2 (Oakland led best-of-seven series 1-0)

The Athletics scored 2 unearned runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning and held on to edge the Mets before 46,021 fans at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. With 2 out in the 3rd, Oakland starting pitcher Ken Holtzman, who hadn't batted all year because of the use of the designated hitter, doubled off New York starting pitcher Jon Matlack and scored when shortstop Bert Campaneris hit a ground ball to Mets' second baseman Felix Millan, who let the ball go through his legs for an error. Mr. Campaneris then stole second base and scored on a single by left fielder Joe Rudi. The Mets scored in the 4th on a 1-out double by left fielder Cleon Jones and a single by first baseman John Milner, but were unable to score after that. Mr. Holtzman pitched 5 innings and was credited with the win; Rollie Fingers pitched 3 1/3 innings before Darold Knowles got the last 2 outs to record a save. Mr. Matlack pitched 6 innings and was charged with the loss. Tug McGraw pitched the last 2 innings for the Mets.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
Canada's top 16 (Weekly Music Magazine)
1 King of Pain--The Police
2 I Don't Wanna Dance--Eddy Grant
3 Lawyers in Love--Jackson Browne
4 Making Love out of Nothing at All--Air Supply
5 Promises, Promises--Naked Eyes
6 True--Spandau Ballet
7 One Thing Leads to Another--The Fixx
8 Islands in the Stream--Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton
9 Tell Her About It--Billy Joel
10 Kiss the Bride--Elton John
11 Delirious--Prince
12 All Night Long (All Night)--Lionel Richie
13 What am I Gonna Do?--Rod Stewart
14 How am I Supposed to Live Without You?--Laura Branigan
15 Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)--Sheena Easton
16 Modern Love--David Bowie

Defense
Marshal Viktor Kulikov, commander-in-chief of Warsaw Pact forces, said that if the United States deployed its intermediate-range missiles in Europe, scheduled to begin in December, the U.S.S.R. would deploy additional nuclear weapons aimed at western Europe, "and we shall take corresponding measures with regard to United States territory,"

Politics and government
U.S. President Ronald Reagan named national security adviser William Clark to succeed James Watt as Secretary of the Interior. Mr. Clark had no experience in dealing with the issues he would face in the department, but had been a close friend and adviser to President Reagan for many years. The announcement came four days after Mr. Watt, whose pro-development policies and verbal gaffes had made him a lightning rod for criticism, had announced his intention to resign.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that retail sales had increased 1.6% in September. Sales of new automobiles in the first 10 days of October had risen 45% over the same period in 1982.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Domino Dancing--Pet Shop Boys (2nd week at #1)

Edmonton's top 10 (CKRA)
1 Don't Worry Be Happy--Bobby McFerrin (4th week at #1)
2 A Groovy Kind of Love--Phil Collins
3 Perfect World--Huey Lewis and the News
4 I'll Always Love You--Taylor Dayne
5 The Loco-Motion--Kylie Minogue
6 Better Be Home Soon--Crowded House
7 Don't You Know What the Night Can Do--Steve Winwood
8 Forever Young--Rod Stewart
9 Wild, Wild West--Escape Club
10 One Good Woman--Peter Cetera

Literature
The British government of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher lost its lengthy battle to prevent the book Spycatcher by Peter Wright from being published when the Law Lords ruled that British media could publish extracts from the former MI5 officer's memoirs because it had already been published abroad. The Law Lords condemned Mr. Wright as a traitor for revealing security secrets.

Religion
Anastasio Cardinal Ballestrero, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Turin, announced that radiocarbon dating tests conducted in the U.S., U.K., and Switzerland dtermined that the shroud of Turin had probably not been made before 1260 and certainly not been made before 1200. The archbishop said that the church had never claimed the shroud as a holy relic, but that because of the image on the cloth it would continue to be regarded with veneration.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the U.S. deficit on merchandise trade had risen to $12.18 billion in August.

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Living on My Own '93--Freddie Mercury (3rd week at #1)

Science
British-born Canadian Michael Smith was awarded the 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry jointly with U.S. chemist Kary Mullis for work on DNA molecules of genetic material and site-directed mutagenesis.

Politics and government
Daniel Johnson, Jr., son of former Québec Premier Daniel Johnson, Sr., announces his candidacy for the leadership of the Québec Liberal Party.

Business
The Woolworth department store chain announced the closure of 900 stores in Canada and the United States.

Baseball
National League Championship Series
Atlanta 3 @ Philadelphia 6 (Philadelphia won best-of-seven series 4-2)

10 years ago
2003


Politics and government
South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun, whose approval rating had dropped considerably since he had assumed office in December 2002, called a referendum on his leadership.

Football
CFL
Toronto (7-9) 15 @ Ottawa (7-10) 21
Calgary (5-11) 22 @ Saskatchewan (9-7) 24

Baseball
American League Championship Series
New York 2 @ Boston 3 (Best-of-seven series tied 2-2)

With 1 out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 7th inning, pinch hitter Jason Varitek hit a ground ball to New York shortstop Derek Jeter. Mr. Jeter threw to second baseman Alfonso Soriano for the force out on Bill Mueller, but Mr. Varitek beat Mr. Soriano's throw to first base, allowing Kevin Millar to score the run that gave the Red Sox a 3-1 lead and provided the winning margin before 34,599 fans at Fenway Park. Ruben Sierra hit a solo home run for the Yankees with 1 out in the 9th, but Boston relief pitcher Scott Williamson struck out Dave Dellucci and Mr. Soriano to end the game. Tim Wakefield started on the mound for the Red Sox and pitched 7 innings to get credit for the win, leaving after walking Jason Giambi to lead off the 8th inning. New York starter Mike Mussina pitched 6 2/3 innings and was charged with the loss.