Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Dave Cutler!
125 years ago
Thomas Edison filed a patent for the Optical Phonograph (the first movie).
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
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
Hamilton (3-0) 46 (Hamilton) West End Pleasure Club (0-3) 5
70 years ago
Soviet forces broke through German defenses on the west bank of the Dnieper River below Kremenchug to get behind the German forces in Dnepropetrovsk.
The Nazi-operated Sobibór extermination camp in Poland was closed.
The Swedish liner Gripsholm, carrying Japanese nationals from the United States, arrived at Mormugao, Portuguese India.
The Burma Railway (Burma–Thailand Railway) was completed.
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.
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
#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
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).
Margaret Truman, daughter of former U.S. President Harry Truman, sang at Plateau Hall in Montreal.
Hamilton (6-4) 33 @ Ottawa (4-6) 24
Saskatchewan (7-7) 24 @ Calgary (3-11) 18
Winnipeg (6-8) 9 @ Edmonton (12-2) 32
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.
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
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): Do You Love Me--Brian Poole and the Tremeloes (2nd week at #1)
40 years ago
#1 single in Switzerland: Can the Can--Suzi Quatro (6th week at #1)
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.
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
#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
#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.
The Supreme Court of Canada removed the last major barrier to universal suffrage in Canada, granting institutionalized mental health patients the right to vote.
Toronto 6 Montreal 2
20 years ago
#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
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.
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
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.
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