Monday, 25 November 2013

November 6, 2013

125 years ago
1888


Politics and government
Former United States Senator Benjamin Harrison of Indiana, the candidate of the Republican Party, defeated President Grover Cleveland, the Democratic Party nominee, in the U.S. Presidential election, 233 electoral votes to 168. Mr. Cleveland and his vice-presidential running mate, Allen G.Thurman, outpolled Mr. Harrison and his running mate, Levi P. Morton, 5,534,488 (48.6%) to 5,443,892 (47.8%) in the popular vote.

120 years ago
1893


Born on this date
Edsel Ford
. U.S. automobile executive. Mr. Ford, the son of Henry Ford, was president of the Ford Motor Company from 1919 until his death. He founded and named the Mercury division of automobiles, introduced the Ford Model A, and purchased the Lincoln Motor Company. Mr. Ford died of brucellosis on May 26, 1943 at the age of 49, after an operation for stomach cancer. The car known as the Edsel, (model years 1958-1960) was named after him.

Died on this date
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, 53
. Russian composer. Mr. Tchaikovsky, one of the greatest composers of the 19th century, died nine days after conducting the premiere performance of his 6th Symphony (Pathétique) in St. Petersburg. His death was attributed to cholera after drinking contaminated water, but some believe it was suicide.

100 years ago
1913


Protest
Mohandas Gandhi was arrested as he led a march of Indian miners in South Africa.

Baseball
The New York Giants and Chicago White Sox continued their post-season exhibition tour, with the Giants winning 14-5 in Douglas, Arizona.

70 years ago
1943


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Paper Doll--The Mills Brothers

War
The Soviet Red Army recaptured Kiev, which had been under German occupation since September 19, 1941; before withdrawing, the Germans destroyed most of the city's ancient buildings. British forces in Italy swept across the Trigno River on a 20-mile front from the Adriatic coast, taking nine towns. Japanese troops made a general advance along a 90-mile front from the Yangtze River to Tungting Lake in central China.

Communications
An Argentine government decree placed all of the country's wire and radio communications services under the control of the War Ministry for reasons of national defense.

Politics and government
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt directed that all government contracts must carry a clause against racial discrimination.

U.S. War Mobilization Director James Byrnes announced the appointment of Bernard Baruch to head a new unit within the Office of War Mobilization to deal with war and postwar adjustment problems.

Football
WCASRFL
Regina 0 @ Winnipeg RCAF 1 (First game of 2-game total points series)

Ches McCance scored a single on a missed field goal for the game's only point at Osborne Stadium.

60 years ago
1953


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Answer Me--David Whitfield

50 years ago
1963


Music
The Beach Boys were at Western Studios in Hollywood to record the song I Do, which wasn't released until it was included as a bonus track on the Capitol Records "twofer" CD Surfer Girl/Shut Down Volume 2.

40 years ago
1973


Football
CFL
Jim Spavital was fired after four seasons as head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Blue Bombers had finished first in the Western Football Conference in 1972 with a 10-6 record, but had lost the Western Final to the Saskatchewan Roughriders 27-24 on the last play, and had finished fifth and last in the WFC in 1973 with a record of 4-11-1. The team had released stars Mack Herron and Jim Thorpe before the 1973 season because of off-field behaviour, but the Blue Bombers' management thought the team should still have posted a better record than it did. Mr. Spavital, who had been an assistant coach with the Roughriders before joining the Blue Bombers, posted a record of 23-41-2 from 1970-1973.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: Karma Chameleon--Culture Club (2nd week at #1)

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

Football
CFL
Hamilton (5-10-1) 21 @ Montreal (5-10-1) 21
Saskatchewan (5-11) 27 @ Calgary (8-8) 23

Bernie Ruoff's 39-yard field goal with 45 seconds remaining in the game gave the Tiger-Cats the tie in the game and the third and final playoff spot in the Eastern Division before 41,157 fans at Olympic Stadium. The Tiger-Cats won the playoff spot on the basis of the better record in games between the teams, having defeated the Concordes 35-30 in Hamilton on September 5. Lester Brown, who rushed for 65 yards on 15 carries, scored both Montreal touchdowns on 8-yard runs in the 3rd and 4th quarters. Hamilton quarterback Dieter Brock, who completed 23 of 38 passes for 307 yards, completed touchdown passes of 2 yards to Mark Bragagnolo in the 1st quarter and 30 yards to Scott Collie in the 3rd quarter. Montreal quarterback Kevin Starkey completed just 10 of 22 passes for 124 passes and 3 interceptions while rushing 10 times for 23 yards in his final CFL game. It was the first game in a Montreal uniform for former Edmonton Eskimo and B.C. Lion safety Pete Lavorato, and the only game in a Montreal uniform for former Winnipeg Blue Bomber linebacker James Reed.

Mike Washington rushed 2 yards for a touchdown with 27 seconds remaining to give the Roughriders their win before 28,260 fans at McMahon Stadium and eliminate the Stampeders from playoff contention. They had finished with the same record as the Edmonton Eskimos and had split the two games between them, with each team scoring 46 points, and both teams had posted 3-5 records within the Western Division, but the Eskimos were awarded the third and final playoff spot on the basis of a better points for-and-against ratio within the division. The touchdown was set up on a bad snap from centre Ted Milian--who had been acquired by the Stampeders in a trade with the Eskimos early in the season--to punter Mike McTague with 1:20 remaining, and Rusty Olsen's fumble recovery gave the Roughriders possession of the ball on the Calgary 42-yard line. Calgary led 12-0 after the 1st quarter on a 5-yard touchdown pass from Bernard Quarles to Waymon Alridge, a convert and field goal by J.T. Hay, and 2 singles by Mr. McTague. The Roughriders, with the wind advantage in the 2nd quarter, came back with 11 points on a 12-yard touchdown rush by quarterback Homer Jordan, and a convert, single, and field goal by Dave Ridgway, but Mr. Quarles rushed 5 yards for a touchdown with 1:02 remaining in the 1st half, and Mr. Hay's convert gave the Stampeders a 19-11 lead. Saskatchewan had the wind behind them in the 3rd quarter, and after an exchange of singles, John Park rushed 1 yard for a touchdown, and Mr. Ridgway's convert and single on a wide field goal attempt tied the game 20-20 after 3 quarters. Calgary took the wind in the 4th quarter and scored 3 single points on a missed field goal by Mr. Hay and punts of 61 and 78 yards by Mr. McTague, the last coming with 2:45 left to give the Stampeders a 23-20 lead. Calgary slotback Tom Forzani, playing the last game of his 11-year CFL career, caught 8 passes for 195 yards, the best single-game yardage total of his career. The game also marked the end of the 6-year CFL career of Mr. Milian. It was the last game in a Calgary uniform for rookie running back Ray Crouse, who rushed 14 times for only 20 yards. The defeat marked the end of the line for Jack Gotta after 7 seasons as general manager and 5 seasons as head coach of the Stampeders. For the Eskimos, it was their 12th straight season in the playoffs.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Desire--U2 (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: A Groovy Kind of Love--Phil Collins (2nd week at #1)

Disasters
730 people were killed when an earthquake struck southwestern China, near the Burmese border.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (9-9) 9 @ Toronto (14-4) 49
Ottawa (2-16) 11 @ Saskatchewan (11-7) 45
Calgary (6-12) 19 @ Edmonton (11-7) 20

The Argonauts amassed 442 yards net offense and restricted the Hamilton offense to 194 net yards as they routed the Tiger-Cats before 24,503 fans in the last regular season game at Exhibition Stadium. It was the final game in the four-year CFL career of Hamilton receiver Ron Ingram, who had returned to the Tiger-Cats after spending most of the season with the Edmonton Eskimos.

Jeff Fairholm scored 2 touchdowns and Dave Ridgway set league single-season records for field goals (55) and points (215) as the Roughriders routed the Rough Riders before 25,615 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. It was the last game for Bob Weber as Ottawa's head coach; he posted a record of 2-13 after replacing his brother-in-law, the fired Fred Glick, on an interim basis. Among the players whose careers ended with this game was Ottawa quarterback Roy Dewalt, who played just 4 games in an Ottawa uniform to conclude his 9-year CFL career.

Jerry Kauric's 25-yard field goal with 9 seconds remaining in regulation time gave the Eskimos their win over the Stampeders before 27,499 fans at Commonwealth Stadium, clinching first place in the West Division despite committing 6 turnovers. The Eskimos and Roughriders had split the two games between them, with the Eskimos outscoring the Roughriders 58-53. Henry "Gizmo" Williams scored both Edmonton touchdowns on passes from quarterback Tracy Ham. Edmonton offensive tackle Blake Dermott suffered a season-endng knee injury. It was the final CFL game for Calgary offensive lineman Rudy Phillips, as well as for quarterback Erik Kramer, who missed all of the following season with a knee injury before moving to the National Football League.

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): All that She Wants--Ace of Base

#1 single in Italy: Living on My Own--Freddie Mercury (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Boom! Shake the Room--DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince

#1 single in Flanders (VRT): Got to Get It--Culture Beat

#1 single in France (SNEP): Living on My Own (1993)--Freddie Mercury (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)--Meat Loaf

#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)--Meat Loaf (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)--Meat Loaf

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)--Meat Loaf
2 Just Kickin' It--Xscape
3 Dreamlover--Mariah Carey
4 Again--Janet Jackson
5 Hey Mr. D.J.--Zhane
6 All That She Wants--Ace of Base
7 Anniversary--Tony Toni Tone
8 The River of Dreams--Billy Joel
9 What is Love--Haddaway
10 If--Janet Jackson

Singles entering the chart were Sex Me (Parts 1 and 2) by R. Kelly (#54); Linger by the Cranberries (#74); What's it to You by Clay Walker (#75); and Slow and Easy by Zapp & Roger (#81).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)--Meat Loaf (2nd week at #1)
2 No Rain--Blind Melon
3 Dreamlover--Mariah Carey
4 Human Wheels--John Mellencamp
5 The River of Dreams--Billy Joel
6 When There's Time (For Love)--Lawrence Gowan
7 Two Steps Behind--Def Leppard
8 Reason to Believe--Rod Stewart
9 Everybody Hurts--R.E.M.
10 Hopelessly--Rick Astley

Singles entering the chart were I'm Alive by Jackson Browne (#58); Remedy by The Band (#59); Hero by Mariah Carey (#64); I Said I Loved You...But I Lied by Michael Bolton (#72); Change (Is Never a Waste of Time) by Alanis (#75); I Wanna Shelter You by Bachman (#76); Black on Black II by Heart (#80); 5 Days in May by Blue Rodeo (#81); Cadillac Baby by Colin James (#83); Dreams by Gabriele (#84); Higher Ground by UB40 (#85); All About Soul by Billy Joel (#86); Without a Trace by Soul Asylum (#88); and Voice in My Heart by April Wine (#89).

Died on this date
Jack Hennemier, 80 (?)
. U.S.-born football player and coach. Mr. Hennemier played center and guard at Duke University (1933-1935), and achieved success as a defensive assistant coach with the University of Maryland (1948-1954, 1957-1958), helping the Terrapins win the national championship in 1953. He was the head coach of the Calgary Stampeders (1955-1956), with little success; the Stampeders finished fifth and last in the Western Interprovincial Football Union with a 4-12 record in 1955, and were 2-6 in 1956 when he was fired. Mr. Hennemier held various assistant coaching and scouting positions in later years.

Academia
The downtown campus of Grant MacEwan Community College in Edmonton officially opened.

Politics and government
Russian President Boris Yeltsin announced that he would serve out his term until 1996, reversing an earlier statement that presidential elections would be held in June 1994.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (10-8) 27 @ Sacramento (6-12) 64

David Archer passed for 375 yards and 4 touchdowns as the Gold Miners ended their first CFL season by routing the Lions before 18,748 fans at Hornet Field. Mr. Archer, who became the third quarterback in CFL history-after Doug Flutie of the Calgary Stampeders and Kent Austin of the Saskatchewan Roughriders--to pass for over 6,000 yards in a season--completed 3 of his TD passes to Carl Parker. Mr. Archer handed off to Mike Pringle for 2 touchdown runs--including one of 44 yards--and Mike Oliphant for another, and scored a TD of his own on a 1-yard quarterback sneak. Greg Joelson returned a fumble 31 yards for another Sacramento touchdown. Gold Miners' kicker Jim Crouch tied a CFL single-game record with 9 converts, and added a single on a missed field goal. B.C. quarterback Danny Barrett completed touchdown passes to Ray Alexander and Darren Flutie in the 3rd quarter and handed off to Sean Millington for a TD in the 4th quarter. Lui Passaglia added 3 converts and 2 field goals. The Gold Miners led 29-6 at halftime.

10 years ago
2003


Died on this date
Lubor Zink, 83
. Czechoslovakian-born Canadian journalist. Mr. Zink was this blogger's favourite columnist. A native of Klapý and a member of the Czech underground during World War II, Mr. Zink was on death lists of Nazis and Communists, and came to Canada in 1958, joining the Brandon Sun as editorial page editor before moving to the Toronto Telegram and Toronto Sun. His books included Under the Mushroom Cloud (1962); The Uprooted (1962); Trudeaucracy (1972); Viva Chairman Pierre (1977); and What Price Freedom? (1981). He wrote several books in Czech, including the well-received novel Unor. Anyone wanting a quick course on where and when Canada went wrong just needs to read Mr. Zink's columns in the Telegram from the first four months of 1968, or the first two chapters of Trudeaucracy. Mr. Zink was one of the few media people in Canada in my time to publicly criticize Communism and recognize the evil of the beliefs and policies of Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. Mr. Zink was kind enough to autograph copies of his books for me, and I enjoyed the privilege of having lunch with him in Ottawa in 1995, a couple of years after his retirement. He died after a long battle with kidney disease, and is greatly missed.

Crime
Quebec police raided four Hell's Angels cells and arrested 31 people, including prominent Montreal lawyer Benoit Cliche, who was charged with running the criminal operations of one of his clients.

November 5, 2013

875 years ago
1138


Asiatica
Lý Anh Tông, 2, was enthroned as Emperor of Vietnam, beginning a 37-year reign. He succeeded his father Lý Thần Tông, who had died five days earlier at the age of 22.

325 years ago
1688


Britannica
William of Orange landed with a Dutch fleet at Brixham, England.

175 years ago
1838


War
In Lacolle, Lower Canada, Governor Sir John Colborne's troops skirmished with Cyrille Côté's 300 Chasseurs for a half hour, leaving 8 rebels dead. The Patriotes of Beauharnois took over the St. Lawrence River steamboat Brougham.

140 years ago
1873


Politics and government
The Canadian government of Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald resigned after revelations of campaign financing by Sir Hugh Allan in return for the contract to build the Canadian Pacific Railway.

120 years ago
1893


Born on this date
Raymond Loewy
. French-born U.S. industrial designer. Mr. Loewy, who moved to New York at the age of 25, was known as the "Father of Industrial Design." He designed cars, locomotives, vending machines, logos, and other things too numerous to mention. Mr. Loewy died on July 14, 1986 at the age of 92.

100 years ago
1913


Religion
Mormons in Alberta held a ground-breaking ceremony the new temple at Cardston; excavation for the foundation began on November 16.

Baseball
The New York Giants and Chicago White Sox continued their post-season exhibition tour, with the White Sox winning 10-7 in El Paso, Texas.

90 years ago
1923


Society
Voters in Alberta approved government control of the sale of liquor, after seven yers of prohibition.

75 years ago
1938


Died on this date
Thomas Dewing, 87
. U.S. artist. Mr. Dewing was known for his paintings of aristocratic American women at the turn of the 20th century.

Football
CRU
IRFU
Hamilton (2-3) 9 @ Ottawa (4-1) 23
Montreal (0-5) 13 @ Toronto (4-1) 58

WIFU
Finals
Winnipeg 12 @ Calgary 7 (First game of 2-game total points series)

ORFU
Montreal (3-0-2) 23 @ Peterborough (1-4) 1
Toronto (2-3) 2 @ Sarnia (2-1-2) 10

Five members of the Rough Riders combined for a 65-yard punt return touchdown in their win over the Tigers at Lansdowne Park. Wilf Tremblay fielded a punt by Hamilton's Bill Strachan at the Ottawa 45-yard line and lateralled to Andy Tommy, who returned the ball to the Hamilton 30 before lateralling to Tiny Herman, who went a few yards before lateralling to Bunny Wadsworth, who didn't take more than a step before lateralling to Dave Sprague, who went the remaining distance for the touchdown--without benefit of blocking.

Bill Stukus scored 2 touchdowns and passed to his brother Annis for a touchdown, and Annis passed to Frank Stukus for a touchdown as the Argonauts routed the Cubs at Varsity Stadium. It remains the only time in senior-level Canadian football history in which three brothers have scored touchdowns in the same game. The Argonauts set IRFU single-game records for points; scoring plays (18); touchdowns (10); converts (8); and touchdowns rushing (7). The teams combined for single game records in touchdowns (12) and touchdowns rushing (9).

Paul Rowe scored a touchdown in the 2nd quarter, which he converted, and Johnny Rosano added a single, to give the Bronks a 7-0 halftime led over the Blue Bombers before 3,000 fans at Mewata Stadium, but blocked kicks in the 2nd half were Calgary's undoing, and Winnipeg capitalized to score. Greg Kabat got the Blue Bombers on the scoreboard with field goals of 20 and 40+ yards. In the 4th quarter, Lou Mogul recovered a blocked punt at the Calgary 37-yard line, and Andy Bieber promptly rushed 37 yards for a touchdown, with Mr. Kabat converting.

Canadian university
Toronto (2-3) 2 @ McGill (5-0) 23
Western Ontario (3-2) 10 @ Queen's (0-5) 1

75 years ago
1943


War
The U.S.S.R. Red Army closed in on Kiev from the north, northwest, and west, cutting rail and highway escape routes. U.K. troops in Italy cracked the Adriatic end of the Germans' trans-peninsular line by capturing the port of Vasto, while the 5th Army took Venafro, former interior anchor of the German right wing. U.S. planes dumped more than 250 tons of bombs on targets at Akyab, Burma in the heaviest Allied attack yet on the Asiatic mainland. 30,000 Japanese troops participated in an offensive in central China aimed at removing the Chinese threat to the Yangtze River.

Politics and government
The French Committee of National Liberation announced that it was not bound by "decisions concerning Germany in which it has not participated."

Economics and finance
The U.S. Senate's Truman Committee asked the government to demand postwar prepayment of Lend-Lease advances to reduce peacetime reconversion costs to a minimum.

Brazil announced food rationing for hotels, restaurants, and boarding houses in Rio de Janeiro.

Labour
Philip Murray was re-elected President of the Congress of Industrial Organizations at the CIO's national convention in Philadelphia.

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed a five-man National War Labor Board committee to investigate living costs, to report within 60 days.

50 years ago
1963


On television tonight
The Fugitive, on ABC
Tonight's episode: See Hollywood and Die, with guest stars Chris Robinson, Lou Antonio, and Brenda Vaccaro

Crime
Seafarers' International Union leader Hal Banks was charged in Montreal with conspiring to cause bodily harm in the 1957 assault of ship's captain H.F. Walsh.

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Can the Can--Suzi Quatro (6th week at #1)

#1 single in France: Viens te perdre dans mes bras--Frédéric François

Scandal
U.S. District Court Judge Gerhard Gesell sentenced Donald Segretti to six months in prison for "dirty tricks" in attempting to disrup the 1972 Democratic party presidential primary election in Florida in 1972. Charges against Mr. Segretti, who was acting on behalf of the campaign to re-elect President Richard Nixon, included circulating a phony letter accusing U.S. Senators Henry Jackson and Hubert Humphrey of sexual misconduct.

Labour
Firemen in Glasgow, Scotland returned to work, ending the United Kingdom's first firemen's strike. The men returned in time for the expected rash of calls for Guy Fawkes Day, the annual celebration of the anniversary of an attempt to blow up the English Parliament, which is usually celebrated with the use of bonfires and firecrackers.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in France: Flashdance...What a Feeling--Irene Cara (6th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): All Night Long (All Night)--Lionel Richie (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): They Don't Know--Tracey Ullman (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Uptown Girl--Billy Joel

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Islands in the Stream--Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Islands in the Stream--Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton
2 Total Eclipse of the Heart--Bonnie Tyler
3 All Night Long (All Night)--Lionel Richie
4 True--Spandau Ballet
5 Making Love Out of Nothing at All--Air Supply
6 One Thing Leads to Another--The Fixx
7 Say Say Say--Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson
8 Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)--Sheena Easton
9 Delirious--Prince
10 Burning Down the House--Talking Heads

Singles entering the chart were Twist of Fate by Olivia Newton-John (#47); Synchronicity II by the Police (#53); Union of the Snake by Duran Duran (#59); Owner of a Lonely Heart by Yes (#66); Allergies by Paul Simon (#75); What's New by Linda Ronstadt and the Nelson Riddle Orchestra (#86); and I Just Can't Walk Away by the Four Tops (#88).

Canada's Top 10 (RPM)
1 True--Spandau Ballet (2nd week at #1)
2 Modern Love--David Bowie
3 Making Love Out of Nothing at All--Air Supply
4 Islands in the Stream--Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton
5 All Night Long (All Night)--Lionel Richie
6 One Thing Leads to Another--The Fixx
7 Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)--Sheena Easton
8 Burning Down the House--Talking Heads
9 In a Big Country--Big Country
10 King of Pain--The Police

Singles entering the chart were Say it Isn't So by Daryl Hall-John Oates (#39); Union of the Snake by Duran Duran (#45); Twist of Fate by Olivia Newton-John (#48); and Cum on Feel the Noize by Quiet Riot (#50).

Defense
The U.S. administration of President Ronald Reagan announced that the U.S. naval presence in the eastern Mediterranean Sea was increasing to 30 ships, including three aircraft carriers.

Economics and finance
Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau appointed former Finance Minister Donald Macdonald to head the Royal Commission into Canada's Economic Prospects, with a mandate to examine Canada's economic future.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (9-7) 9 @ Toronto (12-4) 33
Ottawa (8-8) 13 @ British Columbia (11-5) 40

Terry Greer caught 13 passes for 148 yards to become the first receiver in CFL history to achieve 2,000 yards in a single season as the Argonauts beat the Blue Bombers before 32,921 fans at Exhibition Stadium. Mr. Greer finished the season with 113 receptions, breaking the record of 104 set a week earlier by Brian Kelly of the Edmonton Eskimos, who had already finished their season. Mr. Greer's yardage total of 2,003 in 16 games surpassed the previous record of 1,914 set by Hal Patterson of the Montreal Alouettes in a 14-game season in 1956. Condredge Holloway started at quarterback for Toronto and threw touchdown passes of 37 yards to Cedric Minter and 7 yards to Emanuel Tolbert. Hank Ilesic converted both and added a single on the kickoff after the second TD, giving the Argonauts a 15-0 lead before the game was 10 minutes old. Joe Barnes releived Mr. Holloway in the 2nd half and completed touchdown passes of 71 yards to Mr. Tolbert in the 3rd quarter and 8 yards to Paul Pearson in the 4th quarter. Trevor Kennerd kicked 3 field goals for the Blue Bombers. Former Calgary Stampeder star James Sykes played his first game as a running back for Winnipeg, rushing 12 times for 62 yards while replacing injured Willard Reaves. Another former Stampeder, receiver Darrell Smith, played his only game in a Winnipeg uniform, catching 1 pass for 7 yards.

Lui Passaglia kicked 6 field goals, 3 converts, and a single as the Lions routed the Rough Riders before 42,091 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver. Mr. Passaglia also finished the regular season with an average of 50.2 yards on 117 punts, beating the old CFL record of 48.5 yards per punt set by Joe Zuger of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1971. B.C.'s Merv Fernandez, who caught 9 passes for 95 yards, scored the only touchdown of the 1st half on a 14-yard pass from starting quarterback Roy Dewalt. John Henry White, who rushed for 89 yards on 11 carries, scored on a 1-yard run with 25 seconds remaining in the 3rd quarter. Defensive back Larry Crawford scored the last B.C. touchdown on a 44-yard interception return with 2:35 remaining in the game. Former Lion Tyron Gray, who led all receivers with 123 yards on 3 receptions, scored the only Ottawa touchdown on a 91-yard pass from backup quarterback Chris Isaac in the 4th quarter. Ottawa running back Skip Walker carried just twice for 11 yards, finishing the season with a league-leading 1,431 yards. Prince McJunkins started at quarterback for the Rough Riders and led the team with 72 yards rushing on 10 carries, completing 5 of 10 passes for 69 yards, but producing no touchdowns in his 7th and last CFL game.

25 years ago
1988


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

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): A Groovy Kind of Love--Phil Collins (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Teardrops--Womack & Womack (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): Amor de mis amores--Paco (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Orinoco Flow--Enya (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): Orinoco Flow--Enya (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Kokomo--The Beach Boys

Kokomo was the Beach Boys' first single to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 since Good Vibrations on December 10, 1966, a record gap of almost 22 years between #1 hits.

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Kokomo--The Beach Boys
2 A Groovy Kind of Love--Phil Collins
3 Wild, Wild West--Escape Club
4 Bad Medicine--Bon Jovi
5 The Loco-Motion--Kylie Minogue
6 One Moment in Time--Whitney Houston
7 Desire--U2
8 Never Tear Us Apart--INXS
9 Don't You Know What the Night Can Do?--Steve Winwood
10 Kissing a Fool--George Michael

Kokomo was the Beach Boys' first single to reach #1 on the Cash Box chart since Good Vibrations on November 19, 1966, a record gap of almost 22 years between #1 hits.

Singles entering the chart were My Prerogative by Bobby Brown (#54); Ghost Town by Cheap Trick (#60); Put a Little Love in Your Heart by Annie Lennox and Al Green (#63); All This Time by Tiffany (#70); Best of Times by Peter Cetera (#71); It's Money that Matters by Randy Newman (#81); Don't Rush Me by Taylor Dayne (#82); I Wanna Have Some Fun by Samantha Fox (#84); Forever Young by Alphaville (#87); and Baby Can I Hold You by Tracy Chapman (#92). Put a Little Love in Your Heart was from the movie Scrooged (1988).

Protest
Fire-bombs and rocks were thrown at police during a demonstration by 10,000 students in Seoul against former South Korean President Chun Doo Hwan, whose arrest the protesters were demanding on charges of corruption.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (9-9) 24 @ British Columbia (10-8) 45

David Williams and Tony Cherry each scored 2 touchdowns and Marcus Thomas returned an interception 87 yards for a touchdown to help the Lions beat the Blue Bombers before 35,063 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver.

20 years ago
1993


Crime
"Dr." Jack Kevorkian was imprisoned in Wayne County Jail in Detroit for his alleged role in the suicides of two men in August and September, and immediately began a hunger strike.

10 years ago
2003


Politics and government
The New Democratic Party government of Premier Lorne Calvert was re-elected with a narrow majority in the Saskatchewan provincial election, winning 30 seats in the legislature to 28 for the conservative Saskatchewan Party, led by Elwin Hermanson.

The day after suspending Parliament and dismissing several cabinet ministers, Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga declared a state of emergency, as Prime Minister Ranil Wickremensinghe maintained his hold on power.

November 4, 2013

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Guille Ramirez Morales!

175 years ago
1838


War
Robert Nelson again proclaimed the independence of Lower Canada before a crowd of 700 Patriotes in Napierville. Cyrille Côté and a hundred Patriotes from Châteauguay under the command of Messrs. Cardinal and Duquet attacked Caughnawaga looking for arms while the Mohawks attended church. Iroquois counterattacked and beat back the rebels, taking Messrs. Cardinal and Duquet prisoner. In Montreal, Governor Sir John Colborne declared martial law. Joined by several hundred Habitants, Mr. Nelson was declared President of the newly proclaimed Canadian Republic.

Journalism
Francis Hincks founded the Toronto Examiner newspaper, having for its motto, "Responsible Government and the Voluntary Principle."

120 years ago
1893


Died on this date
Pierre Tirard, 66
. Prime Minister of France, 1887-1888, 1889-1890. Mr. Tirard, a member of the extreme Left, held various cabinet posts in a career spanning a quarter-century. He served two brief terms as Prime Minister, and was Finance Minister at the time of his death.

Football
ORFU
Semi-Final
Hamilton 13 @ Queen's College 27

100 years ago
1913


Baseball
The New York Giants and Chicago White Sox continued their post-season exhibition tour, with their game scheduled to be played in Abilene, Texas cancelled because of rain.

80 years ago
1933


Football
IRFU
Ottawa (3-2) 4 @ Toronto (3-2) 21
Montreal (4-1) 9 @ Hamilton (0-5) 2

The Tigers set an IRFU single-game record with 16 fumbles in their loss to the Winged Wheelers at the H.A.A.A. Grounds.

70 years ago
1943


At the movies
The North Star, a work of pro-U.S.S.R. propaganda directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews, and Walter Huston, opened in theatres.

Music
Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 8 received its world premiere performance at the Moscow Conservatory by the State Symphony Orchestra conducted by Eugeni Mravinski.

War
Soviet forces claimed to hold the entire east bank of the Dnieper River from its confluence with the Sozh River to its mouth on the Black Sea. Allied forces in Italy made important gains on the southwestern half of the front, reaching the south bank of the Garagliano River at the Gulf of Gaeta.

Politics and government
A final tabulation of votes in Kentucky revealed that Simeon Willis (Republican) had beaten J. Lyter Donaldson (Democrat) to become the first Republican to be elected Governor of Kentucky since 1927.

Economics and finance
The U.S. Senate confirmed Chester Bowles as director of the Office of Price Administration.

Baseball
W.C. Tuttle resigned as President of the Pacific Coast League.

60 years ago
1953


On television tonight
Société Radio-Canada started broadcasting La Famille Plouffe, Quebec's first téléroman (soap opera).

50 years ago
1963


On television tonight
The Outer Limits, on ABC
Tonight's episode: O.B.I.T., starring Peter Breck, Jeff Corey, Alan Baxter, and Harry Townes

40 years ago
1973


Football
CFL
Montreal (7-6-1) 13 @ Hamilton (7-7) 25
Saskatchewan (10-6) 16 @ Edmonton (9-5-2) 28

Bill Etter relieved Chuck Ealey at quarterback in the 4th quarter and completed 4 of 5 passes for 48 yards and a touchdown and rushed 4 times for 15 yards and a touchdown as the Tiger-Cats defeated the Alouettes at Ivor Wynne Stadium.

Roy Bell rushed for 174 yards on 27 carries and added a 64-yard kickoff return as the Eskimos defeated the Roughriders before 21,234 fans at Clarke Stadium to finish in first place in the Western Football Conference for the first time since 1957. Edmonton quarterback Tom Wilkinson completed just 8 of 16 passes for 132 yards, but 3 of his completions went for touchdowns to Calvin Harrell, Garry Lefebvre, and Tyrone Walls. Dave Cutler kicked 3 converts, field goals of 49 and 46 yards, and a single on a wide field goal attempt. His field goals gave him 32 for the season, 1 more than the league record established by Gerry Organ of the Ottawa Rough Riders a week earlier. The Roughriders scored both of their touchdowns in the 4th quarter on a 1-yard rush by George Reed and an 8-yard pass from Ron Lancaster to Bob Pearce. The Eskimos outrushed the Roughriders 221 yards to 48. Mr. Lancaster completed 27 of 42 passes for 315 yards; his favourite target was Tom Campana, who led all receivers with 8 catches for 115 yards. Edmonton's George McGowan caught just 1 pass for 10 yards, tying the team record for receptions in a season with 81, a mark achieved by Tommy-Joe Coffey in 1964 and 1965. It was the only CFL game for Edmonton offensive tackle Andy Kupp, who was activated in place of injured starter Charlie Turner.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Karma Chameleon--Culture Club (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): I Like Chopin--Gazebo (3rd week at #1)

Terrorism
28 Israeli soldiers and 32 Arabs were killed when a truck carrying a bomb crashed into the Israeli headquarters compound in Tyre, Lebanon.

Diplomacy
The United States promised Grenada more than $3 million in economic aid.

Energy
Atomic Energy of Canada sold Turkey a Candu nuclear reactor worth over $1 billion.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Don't Worry Be Happy--Bobby McFerrin

Diplomacy
Huge crowds greeted British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on her visit to Gdansk, Poland, where she met with Solidarity trade union movement leader Lech Walesa.

Economics and finance
The United States Labor Department reported that the unemployment rate had declined 0.1% in September.

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): U Got 2 Let the Music--Cappella (2nd week at #1)

Politics and government
10 days after winning a majority of seats in the House of Commons in the federal election, Liberal Party leader Jean Chretien was sworn in as Prime Minister of Canada along with his cabinet, which included six women.

Defense
Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien's government cancelled a contract with European and North American companies for the purchase of 43 helicopters, whose cost of U.S. $3.6 billion had been an issue in the recent federal election campaign against the incumbent Progressive Conservative government.

Disasters
China Airlines Flight 605, a brand-new Boeing 747-400, overran the runway at Kai Tak International Airport in Hong Kong and crashed, with 23 people injured, but no fatalities.

10 years ago
2003


Politics and government
Claiming that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was making too much money, Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga suspended Parliament and fired several of Mr. Wickremesinghe's ministers.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

November 3, 2013

420 years ago
1493


Exploration
Christopher Columbus first sighted the island of Dominica in the Caribbean Sea.

220 years ago
1793


Born on this date
Stephen F. Austin
. U.S. politician. Mr. Austin, known as the "Father of Texas," led the American settlement of Texas in the 1820s, and helped to ensure the introduction of slavery into Texas. He was defeated by Sam Houston in the Texas presidential election in 1836, but served as the new republic's Secretary of State from September 22, 1836 until his death from pneumonia three months later at the age of 43 on December 27, 1836.

Died on this date
Olympe de Gouges, 45
. French playwright and pamphleteeress. Miss de Gouges was an outspoken opponent of slavery and proponent of women's rights, which she expressed in hier pamphlet Déclaration des droits de la Femme et de la Citoyenne (Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen (1791). Miss de Gouge's feminism and support for a constitutional monarchy angered the French revolutionary authorities, and she was guillotined in Paris.

175 years ago
1838


War
Hunters Lodges (Frères Chasseurs), republican rebels backed by American sympathizers, who wanted to keep the Rebellion of 1837 alive, mobilized in towns around Montréal such as Ste-Martine, St-Mathias and St-Constant (where they disarmed a body of Loyalists). At Beauharnois they attacked the steamer Henry Brougham

Journalism
The Times of India, the world's largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper, was founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce.

170 years ago
1843


Canadiana
Montreal was chosen as the capital of the Province of Canada and the seat of Parliament.

140 years ago
1873


Canadiana
The first 150 North West Mounted Police (NWMP) recruits were sworn in at Lower Fort Garry, Manitoba.

130 years ago
1883


Football
ORFU
Semi-Final
Ottawa 20 Hamilton 7 @ Toronto

125 years ago
1888


Football
ORFU
London declined in favour of Ottawa Rough Riders.

Final
Ottawa College 10 Ottawa Rough Riders 2

110 years ago
1903


World events
Panama proclaimed its independence from Colombia.

100 years ago
1913


Died on this date
Hans Bronsart von Schellendorff, 83
. German musician, composer, and conductor. Mr. Bronsart von Schellendorff was a classical pianist who studied under Franz Liszt. He conducted in Leipzig and Berlin before serving as general manager of the Royal Theatre in Hanover (1867-1887). Mr. Bronsart von Schellendorf's compositions included two symphonies and a piano concerto.

Baseball
The New York Giants and Chicago White Sox continued their post-season exhibition tour, with the Giants winning 11-1 in Marlin, Texas.

90 years ago
1923


Football
IRFU-U.S. amateur
Exhibition
Toronto 7 U.S. Third Army Corps Area 55 @ New York

ORFU
(Toronto) Parkdale Canoe Club (2-1) 13 @ University of Toronto (0-4) 2

ARU
Finals
Edmonton 13 @ Calgary 7 (first game of 2-game total points series)

The U.S. Third Army Corps Area, a team from Baltimore, routed the Argonauts before 1,500 fans in the third football game ever played at Yankee Stadium. The game was played entirely under American rules, to the chagrin of the Argonauts, who thought that half the game would be played under Canadian rules.

Bill Rankin scored a touchdown, convert, and single, and Jack Fraser scored a touchdown and a single as the Eskimos beat the Tigers at Hillhurst Park.

75 years ago
1938


Politics and government
Carl Hayden (Democrat) was re-elected to a third term representing Arizona in the United States Senate, taking 76.5% of the vote to defeat Republican Party challenger Burt Clingan.

70 years ago
1943


War
500 aircraft of the U.S. 8th Air Force conducted an air raid in northwestern Germany, concentrating on Wilhelmshaven harbour. The Soviet Red Army advanced 10 more miles westward in the Nogaisk Steppe area on the lower reaches of the Dnieper River and Karkinit Bay. The Allies announced that all organized resistance on Mono Island in the northern Solomons had ceased.

Politics and government
New York Governor Thomas Dewey denied that he would be a candidate for the Republican Party U.S. presidential nomination in 1944.

Health
The U.S. Census Bureau reported that U.S. cancer deaths in 1942 totalled 163,400.

Labour
United Mine Workers of America President John L. Lewis ordered coal miners to return to work after agreeing with U.S. Solid Fuels Administrator Harold Ickes on a wage contract that gave miners a wage of $8.50 per day.

Disasters
The U.S. freighter Volunteer, carrying explosives, caught fire in Halifax harbour, but the courage of the U.S. Navy men saved the city from disaster.

60 years ago
1953


On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: The Interruption, starring Cedric Hardwicke and Evelyn Varden

50 years ago
1963


Football
CFL
Hamilton (10-4) 49 @ Montreal (6-8) 21
Winnipeg (7-9) 10 @ British Columbia (12-4) 28

Art Baker and Willie Bethea each scored 2 touchdowns, with Tommy Grant, Hal Patterson, and Frank Cosentino each scoring 1, as the Tiger-Cats beat the Alouettes before 19,337 fans at Molson Stadium. Bobby Lee Thompson, Ferd Burket, and Warren Rabb scored the Montreal touchdowns.

The Lions scored touchdowns on their first two possessions and coasted to victory over the defending champion Blue Bombers before 32,646 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver. The Lions set a CFL single-season home attendance record of 251,712.

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): Angie--Rolling Stones (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Daydreamer/The Puppy Song--David Cassidy (2nd week at #1)

Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Can the Can--Suzi Quatro (4th week at #1)
2 You Don't Own Me--The Ormsby Brothers
3 Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose--Dawn featuring Tony Orlando
4 Half-Breed--Cher
5 Monster Mash--Bobby (Boris) Pickett and the Crypt Kickers
6 Rubber Bullets--10 C.C.
7 He Did with Me--Vicki Lawrence
8 Live and Let Die--Wings
9 The World's Greatest Mum--Johnny Chester
10 See My Baby Jive--Wizzard

The only single entering the chart was The Band Played Boogie by CCS (#33).

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Midnight Train to Georgia--Gladys Knight and the Pips (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Keep on Truckin' (Part 1)--Eddie Kendricks
2 Midnight Train to Georgia--Gladys Knight and the Pips
3 Heartbeat--It's a Lovebeat--DeFranco Family
4 Angie--Rolling Stones
5 Photograph--Ringo Starr
6 Half-Breed--Cher
7 All I Know--Garfunkel
8 Paper Roses--Marie Osmond
9 I Got a Name--Jim Croce
10 Knockin' on Heaven's Door--Bob Dylan

Singles entering the chart were Let Me Serenade You by Three Dog Night (#51); Come Get to This by Marvin Gaye (#72); If You're Ready (Come Go with Me) by the Staple Singers (#74); River by Joe Simon (#88); Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up by Barry White (#93); Sally from Syracuse by Stu Nunnery (#96); The Day that Curly Billy Shot Down Crazy Sam McGee by the Hollies (#98); Spiders & Snakes by Jim Stafford (#99); and Love for You by Sonoma (#100).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Angie--Rolling Stones (4th week at #1)
2 Could You Ever Love Me Again--Gary & Dave
3 Heartbeat--It's a Lovebeat--DeFranco Family
4 Last Kiss--Wednesday
5 Half-Breed--Cher
6 Delta Dawn--Helen Reddy
7 We're an American Band--Grand Funk
8 Photograph--Ringo Starr
9 Higher Ground--Stevie Wonder
10 All I Know--Garfunkel

Singles entering the chart were Corazon by Carole King (#74); Let Me Be There by Olivia Newton-John (#91); The Joker by the Steve Miller Band (#95); Big Time Operator by Keith Hampshire (#96); Let Me Serenade You by Three Dog Night (#97); Redneck Friend by Jackson Browne (#98); Be by Neil Diamond (#99); and Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress) by Helen Reddy (#100).

#1 single in Calgary: We're an American Band--Grand Funk (2nd week at #1)

Disasters
A man sitting in a window seat was sucked out of the window to his death when an engine in a National Airlines DC-10 exploded at an altitude of 40,000 feet southwest of Albuquerque, New Mexico, en route from Houston to Las Vegas. 10 of the 125 passengers were detained in an Albuquerque hospital, while 15 others were released after treatment.

Crime
John Froines and Lee Weiner, two of the "Chicago 7" defendants on conspiracy charges, were freed from further prosecution.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (4-11-1) 3 @ Toronto (7-5-2) 18
Calgary (6-10) 7 @ British Columbia (5-9-2) 15

Guard Noah Jackson recovered a fumbled punt and returned it 6 yards for a touchdown as the Argonauts defeated the Blue Bombers before 33,135 fans at CNE Stadium. It was the last game for Jim Spavital after four years as head coach of the Blue Bombers; he was fired three days later.

Johnny Musso rushed 1 yard for a touchdown early in the 4th quarter and Ivan MacMillan added a convert, 2 field goals, and 2 singles as the Lions defeated the Stampeders at Empire Stadium in Vancouver to beat Calgary out of the third and last playoff spot in the Western Football Conference, making the playoffs for the first time in four years. The Lions led 5-0 at halftime; Jim Furlong's 63-yard punt single made the score 5-1 after 3 quarters. Mr. Musso's converted touchdown gave the Lions a 12-1 lead before Peter Liske completed an 18-yard touchdown pass to Jesse Mims with 9:46 remaining in the game. Larry Robinson missed the convert, leaving the Stampeders behind 12-7. Mr. MacMillan put the game away with a 41-yard field goal with 3:20 remaining.

CIAU
Manitoba (6-2) 15 @ Alberta (5-3) 23

30 years ago
1983


War
Syrian-supported rebels, seeking to overthrow Yasser Arafat as leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization, launched a tank and artillery attack on his strongholds on the outskirts of Tripoli, Lebanon.

Diplomacy
U.S. President Ronald Reagan named former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld as his new special envoy to the Middle East.

Politics and government
Rev. Jesse Jackson announced his candidacy for the 1984 Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States, becoming the first Negro male to make a serious bid for the presidential nomination of a major party.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Domino Dancing--Pet Shop Boys (5th week at #1)

World events
Sri Lankan Tamil mercenaries tried to overthrow the Maldivian government. At President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom's request, the Indian military suppressed the coup attempt within 24 hours.

Diplomacy
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher began a visit to Poland. In meetings with Polish leaders she reportedly rejected a plea for British economic assistance. At a state dinner, Mrs. Thatcher called for more freedom in Poland and throughout eastern Europe.

Protest
20,000 students in South Korea took to the streets, calling for the arrest of former President Chun Doo Hwan for corruption.

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)--Meat Loaf

Died on this date
Léon Theremin, 97
. Russian inventor. Mr. Theremin, born Lev Termen, invented the Theremin, an electronic musical instrument, in 1920. He was also known for inventing electronic eavesdropping devices, including "The Thing," which hung in plain view in the U.S. embassy in Moscow from 1945 until its accidental discovery in 1952. Mr. Theremin and his namesake invention were the subject of the documentary film Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey (1993).

10 years ago
2003


Law
A draft constitution for Afghanistan was unveiled, calling for the creation of an Islamic republic with a strong presidential system and equal rights for all citizens. The draft did not mention Sharia (Islamic law).

Politics and government
Former Ontario Premier Mike Harris announced that he would not seek the leadership of a united federal Conservative Party.

Economics and finance
Canadian Finance Minister John Manley announced that the federal surplus would be much smaller in 2003 as compared to previous years. Of the estimated $3.5-billion surplus, over $2 billion was targeted to go to the provinces for health care.

Disasters
Flooding caused by torrential rains left over 100 people dead on the island of Sumatra.

Friday, 22 November 2013

November 2, 2013

230 years ago
1783


Defense
General George Washington issued his farewell address to the United States Army near Princeton, New Jersey.

100 years ago
1913


Baseball
The New York Giants and Chicago White Sox continued their post-season exhibition tour, with the White Sox winning 9-4 in Houston.

80 years ago
1933


Politics and government
Thomas Pattullo led the Liberal Party to victory in the British Columbia provincial election, taking 34 of 47 seats in the Legislative Assembly with the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation winning 7 seats to form the Opposition.

70 years ago
1943


War
The Soviet Red Army took the historic city of Kakhovka. Allied forces in Italy cracked the German lines between Mount Massico and the Matese Ridge to bring the German strongpoints of Venafro and Isernia within artillery range. A U.S. Navy task force was able to turn away an Imperial Japanese Navy fleet in the Battle of Empress Augusta Bay, thus protecting the landings at Cape Torokina.

Defense
The U.S. Army disclosed the development of a 120-millimetre anti-aircraft gun with a range of 12 miles.

Politics and government
Scattered off-year elections in the United States showed a trend in favour of the Republican Party in New York, New Jersey, and Kentucky.

Baseball
St. Louis Cardinals' left fielder Stan Musial was named the Most Valuable Player in the National League for 1943. In 157 games he batted .357 with 13 home runs and 81 runs batted in, leading the NL in batting and slugging (.562); hits (220); doubles (48); and triples (20) as the Cardinals won their second straight pennant.

50 years ago
1963


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Dance On!--Kathy Kirby

#1 single in France: If I Had a Hammer--Trini Lopez (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Se mi vuoi lasciare--Michele (6th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Vom Stadtpark die Laternen--Gitte and Rex Gildo (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): You'll Never Walk Alone--Gerry and the Pacemakers (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Sugar Shack--Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs (4th week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Sugar Shack--Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs (3rd week at #1)
2 Deep Purple--Nino Tempo & April Stevens
3 Washington Square--The Village Stompers
4 Be My Baby--The Ronettes
5 Busted--Ray Charles
6 I Can't Stay Mad at You--Skeeter Davis
7 Mean Woman Blues--Roy Orbison
8 I'm Leaving it Up to You--Dale & Grace
9 Talk to Me--Sunny & the Sunglows
10 It's All Right--The Impressions

Singles entering the chart were Be True to Your School by the Beach Boys (#73); Loddy Lo by Chubby Checker (#80); Have You Heard by the Duprees (#88); Wives and Lovers by Jack Jones (#90); Shirl Girl by Wayne Newton (#91); You Don't Have to Be a Baby to Cry by the Caravelles (#92); You're No Good by Betty Everett (#95); You're Good for Me by Solomon Burke (#97); Hey Lover by Debby Dovale (#98); 31 Flavors by the Shirelles (#99); and Dominique by the Singing Nun (#100). Wives and Lovers was the A-side (or maybe the B-side) of Toys in the Attic, which had recently been listed along with versions by versions by Joe Sherman and his Orchestra and Dennis Regor and the Paulette Sisters. The version by Mr. Sherman and his orchestra had peaked at #88 on October 26 in its third and last week on the chart.

On the radio
Sherlock Holmes, starring Fridtjof Hansen Mjoen and Arne Bang-Hansen, on Norsk Rikskringkasting (Norwegian State Broadcasting Corporation)
Tonight's episode: Thornybroen (Thor Bridge)

Died on this date
Ngô Đình Diệm, 62
. 1st President of South Vietnam, 1955-1963. Diệm, a Roman Catholic, was Governor of Bình Thuận (1929-1933) and Interior Minister (1933) under Emperor Bảo Đại, but became a Vietnamese nationalist and denounced Bảo Đại as an instrument of French colonial rule. Diệm lived in exile in Rome from 1950-1953, but returned to Vietnam, serving as Prime Minister (1954-1955) and then as President upon the establishment of the Republic of Vietnam. By November 1963, Diệm had alienated his country's Buddhist minority and had lost the support of the United States. He and his brother Ngô Đình Nhu were assassinated by Nguyễn Văn Nhung, the aide of General Dương Văn Minh, in a military coup that deposed his government.

Football
CFL
Toronto (3-11) 21 @ Ottawa (9-5) 30
Edmonton (2-14) 24 @ Calgary (10-4-2) 38

Rick Black scored a touchdown, 4 converts, and 2 singles for the Rough Riders as they defeated the Argonauts before 13,089 fans at Lansdowne Park. Toronto quarterbacks Jackie Parker and Sandy Stephens each threw 2 interceptions.

Joe Hernandez, Tommy-Joe Coffey, and Aubrey Linne scored touchdowns for the Eskimos in their loss to the Stampeders before 14,000 fans at McMahon Stadium. The loss was the ninth straight for the Eskimos, and was the last game for Eagle Keys after five seasons as their head coach. Among the Edmonton players whose careers ended with this game were Mr. Linne, running back Mike Lashuk, and defensive back Bill Smith.

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: Take Me To The Mardi Gras--Paul Simon (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): I'd Love You to Want Me--Lobo

Defense
Canada agreed to share a support role with Poland on a United Nations Middle East peacekeeping force.

30 years ago
1983


Society
The U.S. Justice Department sued in federal district court in Brooklyn, New York to obtain medical records of a girl known as "Baby Doe," who had been born on Long Island on October 20 with three major birth defects: an abnormally small head; excess fluid on the brain; and incomplete closure of the spine. Her parents had decided on a limited treatment, including antibiotics. Doctors had advised them that without surgery the girl would die within two years, but that ever with surgery she would be severely mentally retarded and bedridden. In the suit, Justice Department attorneys argued that the hospital's refusal to provide medical records to government investigators constituted violation of the law guaranteeing equal rights to disabled persons. An October 20 court order that the girl undergo surgery had been blocked the same day by a New York state appeals court, which in turn was upheld by a state appellate court.

Politics and government
By a 2-1 margin, white voters in South Africa approved a new constitution granting limited powers to "coloreds" (people of mixed race) and Asians. The plan, supported by Prime Minister P.W. Botha, provided for a tricameral legislature, one branch each for whites, coloreds, and Asians, most of whom were of Indian descent. The office of prime minister was replaced by a strong presidency, with the president to be chosen by an electoral college consisting of 50 whites, 25 coloreds, and 13 Asians. Many supporters of South Africa's apartheid policy of racial separation opposed the reforms, fearing they would be the first steps toward the loss of power by whites. Supporters of rights for the country's black majority also opposed the constitution, which made no provision for participation by blacks in the nation's affairs.

U.S. President Ronald Reagan signed a bill designating the third Monday in January as a national holiday in honour of civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., who had been assassinated on April 4, 1968 at the age of 39. The bill had been passed by the House of Representatives in August and the Senate in October.

Terrorism
General Paul X. Kelley, U.S. Marine Corps commandant at the base in Tripoli, Lebanon, completed three days of testimony before U.S. Senate and House of Representatives committees, conceding that security at the Marine base in Beirut had not been adequate to stop the speeding truck that had delivered the bomb that had destroyed the headquarters building on October 23, with the loss of 241 lives. The House voted 274-153 to reject a motion to cut off funding for the Marines in Lebanon by March 1984.

Defense
A spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir said that the United States and Israel would soon step up their strategic cooperation.

Diplomacy
Grenada began returning Cubans who had been captured in the recent invasion of their country to Cuba, where they were hailed as heroes by Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

Football
CFL
The Edmonton Eskimos hosted the last "Fan Fun Section" party at the Kinsmen Field House. The parties, which allowed fans in the chosen sections to meet the players, were held in the 1982 and 1983 seasons. This blogger sat in Section L of Commonwealth Stadium in those days, and this was the only time that our section was chosen for the occasion. The Eskimos had finished the regular season three days earlier with a loss to the Toronto Argonauts to drop to 8-8, and their only chance of making the Western Division playoffs was to have the 4-11 Saskatchewan Roughriders win in Calgary four days later against the 8-7 Stampeders.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Hand in Hand--Koreana (5th week at #1)

Politics and government
In the Israeli general election, no party was able to win a majority in the 120-seat Knesset. The Labour Party, led by Foreign Minister and former Prime Minister Shimon Peres, won 49 seats to 47 for the Likud Party, led by Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir. Religious parties won 18 seats and the Arab bloc won 6 seats. Labour and Likud had governed in a coalition since the 1984 election. Labour favoured an international peace conference where the idea of trading "land for peace" would be considered, while Likud favoured taking a harder line against Palestinians.

Diplomacy
The day before British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was to arrive in Poland, Polish leader General Wojciech Jaruzelski warned that she must not meddle in Polish affairs.

Technology
The Morris worm, the first Internet-distributed computer worm to gain significant mainstream media attention, was launched from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

20 years ago
1993


Politics and government
Rudolph Giuliani, a Republican, unseated Democratic incumbent David Dinkins as mayor in the New York civic election, winning 51% of the vote to 48% for Mr. Dinkins. In Minneapolis, Democratic Party candidate Sharon Sayles Belton became the first woman and first Negro to win that city's mayoral election.

Republican Party candidate Christine Todd Whitman defeated Democratic Party incumbent Jim Florio in the New Jersey gubernatorial election, taking 49% of the vote to 48% for Mr. Florio. After being elected four years earlier, Mr. Florio had broken his promise not to raise taxes. Former U.S. Congressman George F. Allen, a Republican, defeated Democratic candidate Mary Sue Terry 58%-41% to win the Virginia gubernatorial election.

Crime
Henry Watson, a Negro who had been convicted on lesser charges but acquitted on October 20 of attempted murder in the 1992 beating of Reginald Denny, a white man who had been dragged out of his truck and beaten during rioting in Los Angeles after the acquittal of four Los Angeles policemen in the beating of Negro criminal Rodney King, pled guilty to one count of felony assault in the beating of Larry Tarvis, another truck driver.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the index of leading economic indicators had increased 0.5% in September.

10 years ago
2003


Abominations
Rev. Vicky Gene Robinson became the first openly sodomite bishop to be ordained by the Episcopal Church in the U.S.A.

War
16 U.S. soldiers were killed and 21 injured when insurgents in Iraq shot down an American helicopter.

Politics and government
Preliminary results of parliamentary elections in the republic of Georgia reportedly suggested that the elections were rigged.

Football
CFL
Eastern Semi-Final
British Columbia 7 @ Toronto 28

Western Semi-Final
Saskatchewan 37 @ Winnipeg 21

Damon Allen completed 15 of 24 passes for 234 yards and touchdowns to Lal Knight and Michael Jenkins, and Marcus Brady added another touchdown pass to Jimmy Oliver, as the Argonauts defeated the Lions before 21,029 fans at SkyDome. Mr. Allen's first TD pass, 20 yards to Mr. Allen, came with just 6 seconds remaining in the 1st half and the Lions leading 7-6. B.C. starting quarterback Dave Dickenson took the pre-game warmup, but was unable to play because of a knee injury. Spergon Wynn replaced him and completed 12 of 16 passes, but for just 131 yards, 64 of them on a pass to Frank Cutolo with 4:04 remaining in the 1st half. Mr. Jenkins rushed for 111 yards on 23 carries and caught 3 passes for 33. Kelvin Anderson, playing the last game of his 8-year CFL career, led the Lions' ground game with 12 carries for 52 yards.

Kenton Keith rushed 14 times for 130 yards and touchdowns of 35, 21, and 30 yards as the Roughriders beat the Blue Bombers before 22,110 fans at Canad Inns Stadium. Saskatchewan quarterback Nealon Greene completed just 5 of 15 passes for 93 yards, but one of his completions went to Matt Dominguez for a 55-yard touchdown in the 1st quarter. Mr. Greene also rushed 6 times for 46 yards. Winnipeg quarterback Khari Jones completed just 19 of 42 passes for 260 yards and touchdown passes of 26 and 9 yards to Jamie Stoddard.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

November 1, 2013

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Maurice Pratt and Will Morrow!

325 years ago
1688


Britannica
William of Orange set out a second time from Hellevoetsluis in the Netherlands to seize the crowns of England, Scotland and Ireland from King James II of England during the Glorious Revolution.

200 years ago
1813


War
In the War of 1812, the American invasion of Lower Canada began as James Wilkinson set out with 8,000 men from Sacketts Harbor, New York to attack Canada down the St. Lawrence River, while Wade Hampton gathered 4,200 men at Lake Champlain to attack Montreal from the south.

120 years ago
1893


Literature
The second part of The Adventure of the Naval Treaty by A. Conan Doyle, eleventh in a series of short stories published in book form in 1894 as The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, was published in the November 1893 issue of The Strand Magazine.

Canadiana
Prime Minister John Thompson unveiled a memorial statue of Sir John A. Macdonald in Gore Park in Hamilton, before over 20,000 onlookers. Mr. Thompson pushed an electric button which released a veil covering the first statue in Canada honouring Mr. Macdonald; the crowds cheered as the 13th Battalion band played “Hail to the Chief”.

Politics and government
Charles Mackintosh was installed in Regina as Lieutenant-Governor of the Northwest Territories.

100 years ago
1913


Football
IRFU
Toronto (1-2) 11 @ Ottawa (3-0) 18
Hamilton (3-1) 12 @ Montreal (0-4) 2

ORFU
(Toronto) Parkdale Canoe Club (3-1) 33 @ Hamilton Rowing Club (0-2) 4

ARU
Final
Edmonton 10 Calgary 7 @ Red Deer

Canadian university
McGill 7 @ Queen's 12

Mr. Bailey scored a touchdown in the 1st quarter and Mr. Campbell scored a TD in the 2nd quarter as the Eskimos held on to defeat the Tigers before 1,000 fans in the neutral territory of Red Deer to advance to the Western Final for the first time.

U.S. college
Notre Dame 35 @ Army 12

The Fighting Irish, under coach Jesse Harper, amassed 243 yards passing and scored all 5 of their touchdowns through the air in a game that helped to increase the popularity of the forward pass.

Baseball
The New York Giants and Chicago White Sox continued their post-season exhibition tour, with the Giants winning 3-2 in Beaumont, Texas.

75 years ago
1938


Horse racing
Seabiscuit defeated 1937 Triple Crown winner War Admiral in a match race at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, setting a track record time.



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 Brother's Footsteps

War
Soviet forces cut the last line of German retreat from Crimea by taking Perekop and Armyansk. In the Battle of Empress Augusta Bay, United States Marines 3rd Marine Division landed on Bougainville in the Solomon Islands. In support of the landings on Bougainville, U.S. aircraft carrier forces bombed the huge Japanese base at Rabaul.

Diplomacy
The Moscow Conference ended with the U.S.A., U.K., U.S.S.R., and China agreeing to collaborate more closely; achieve unconditional surrender; and establish a postwar organization to keep world peace. The U.S.A. and U.K. agreed to open a large second front in the summer of 1944. The Soviets stated that Poland's borders "are no more to be discussed than California's."

Scandal
A U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. voided the indictments of U.S. Representative James Curley (Democrat--Massachusetts) and five others on mail fraud charges because the grand jury was illegally summoned.

Labour
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered Solid Fuels Administrator Harold Ickes to take over operation of the nation's 3,000 coal mines in 26 states in the name of the government as an estimated 530,000 miners refused to work without a contract.

50 years ago
1963


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Blue Bayou--Roy Orbison

Edmonton's top 10 (CJCA)
1 It's All in the Game--Cliff Richard
2 Bossa Nova Baby--Elvis Presley
3 Sugar Shack--Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs
4 She's a Fool--Lesley Gore
5 Four Strong Winds--The Brothers Four
6 Three Rows Over--Bobby Curtola
7 Blue Bayou--Roy Orbison
8 Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa--Gene Pitney
9 I'm the Same Old Me--Lorne Greene
10 Witchcraft--Elvis Presley

On television tonight
Twilight Zone, hosted by Rod Serling, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Living Doll, starring Telly Savalas

Music
The single I'll Keep You Satisfied/I Know by Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas was released in the United Kingdom on Parlophone Records. I'll Keep You Satisfied was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

Space
The U.S.S.R. launched Polyot 1, a satellite whose mission was that of space maneuvers.

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): My Friend Stan--Slade (3rd week at #1)

Politics and government
U.S. President Richard Nixon announced that he would nominate William Saxbe as the new U.S. Attorney General, replacing acting Attorney General Robert Bork, who had replaced Elliott Richardson when Mr. Richardson had resigned on October 20 after refusing to fire Archibald Cox as special prosecutor 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. Mr. Bork announced that, with Mr. Nixon's approval, he had nominated Leon Jaworski as new Special Watergate Prosecutor, with the understanding that Mr. Jaworski would have "complete freedom" to investigate administration wrongdoing, with no restrictions on his freedom of action should he disagree with decisions of the Nixon administration on the release of presidential documents.

Scandal
A U.S. federal grand jury in Los Angeles indicted 20 former executives and employees of Equity Funding Corporation of America and two of the company's former auditors in an alleged swindle involving $120 million in bogus assets and 60,000 fictitious life insurance policies. Heading the list in the 105-count indictment were Equity's former president and chairman Stanley Goldbaum and former executive vice-presidents Fred Levin and Samuel Lowell. All defendants were charged with conspiracy to commit securities fraud; filing false documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission; bank fraud; interstate transportation of counterfeit securities; and electronic eavesdropping.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Moonlight Shadow--Mike Oldfield (6th week at #1)

Politics and government
Grenadian Governor General Sir Paul Scoon signed a proclamation asserting his right to govern in the name of Queen Elizabeth II, and ended diplomatic relations with the U.S.S.R. and Libya. He ordered all Cuban diplomatic personnel to leave the island, but Cuba refused until all Cuban dead and wounded in the recent war against invading U.S. troops had been returned to Cuba.

War
Scientists from the U.S.A., U.S.S.R., and other nations concluded the two-day "The World After Nuclear War" conference in Washington, D.C. The findings included an estimated death toll of 1.1 billion in a nuclear war, with another 1.1 billion likely to be injured. Based on a computer study, five U.S. scientists concluded that dense clouds of dust and soot sent aloft by the explosions would obscure the sun and plunge the northern hemisphere into subzero (Fahrenheit) temperatures for six months.

Economics and finance
The Japanese government announced that it would extend voluntary curbs on the number of cars it would export to the United States.

25 years ago
1988


Health
The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse was founded in Ottawa.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the index of leading economic indicators had declined 0.1% in September.

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Germany (Media Control): Go West--Pet Shop Boys

Died on this date
Severo Ochoa, 88
. Spanish-born U.S. biochemist. Dr. Ochoa left Spain at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War in 1936 and lived in several European countries before finally settling in the United States. He shared the 1959 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Arthur Kornberg "for their discovery of the mechanisms in the biological synthesis of ribonucleic acid and deoxyribonucleic acid."

Diplomacy
The European Community's Treaty on European Union, which had been approved by 12 nations in Maastricht, Netherlands in December 1991, went into effect, two months after Germany had become the last nation to ratify the treaty.

Hans Blix, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, told the United Nations that North Korea was still not co-operating with his agency's efforts to inspect its nuclear installations. He said that the IAEA was losing its capacity to monitor declared sites because cameras were running out of film and inspectors were not allowed access. Mr. Blix also said that North Korea had also denied inspectors access to undeclared nuclear sites.

Israeli delegates at peace talks with Palestinians proposed an Israeli troop withdrawal from Palestinian urban areas and refugee camps in the Gaza Strip, but with the redeployment of troops near three Israeli settlements.

Scandal
The United States Senate began debating whether to support its Ethics Committee, which had asked Senator Bob Packwood (Republican--Oregon) to surrender all his personal diaries. The diaries were of interest because of sexual harassment complaints against Sen. Packwood, and also as possible evidence of criminal acts by the senator.

Baseball
Nippon Series
Yakult Swallows 4 @ Seibu Lions 2 (Yakult won best-of-seven series 4-3)

Friday, 15 November 2013

October 31, 2013

875 years ago
1138


Died on this date
Lý Thần Tông, 22
. Emperor of Vietnam, 1128-1138. Lý Thần Tông, born Lý Dương Hoán, succeeded his grandfather Lý Nhân Tông. Lý Thần Tông died of a serious disease that he had contracted two years earlier, and was succeeded by his 2-year-old son Lý Anh Tông.

250 years ago
1763


War
At Detroit, Chief Pontiac capitulated after British forces defeated Indians at Bushy Run, and after the deaths of several chiefs and a string of other losses.

140 years ago
1873


Canadiana
The International Bridge over the Niagara River opened, connecting Niagara Falls, Ontario and Niagara Falls, New York.

125 years ago
1888


Politics and government
Lieutenant-Governor Joseph Royal convened the first session of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories in Regina. Frederick Haultain was head of the advisory council to the Lieutenant-Governor.

110 years ago
1903


Literature
The Adventure of the Norwood Builder by A. Conan Doyle, second in a series titled The Return of Sherlock Holmes, was published in this date's issue of Collier's Weekly in the United States and in the November 1903 issue of The Strand Magazine in the U.K.

Football
ORFU
Toronto (2-1) 10 @ Hamilton (4-0) 27

100 years ago
1913


Baseball
The New York Giants and Chicago White Sox continued their post-season exhibition tour, with the White Sox winning 10-3 in Dallas.

75 years ago
1938


At the movies
En kvinnas ansikte (A Woman's Face), directed by Gustaf Molander, and starring Ingrid Bergman, Tore Svennberg, and Anders Henrikson, opened in theatres in Sweden.



70 years ago
1943


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): White Christmas--Bing Crosby (5th month at #1)

War
Allied forces in Italy captured the road centre of Teano, 15 miles inland from the Gulf of Gaeta. Soviet forces captured Chaplinka, eight miles east of the last rail line open to German troops in Crimea. An F4U Corsair accomplished the first successful radar-guided interception by a United States Navy or Marine Corps aircraft.

Diplomacy
The Moscow Foreign Ministers Conference reached five basic agreements: establishment of a European Advisory Commission to make recommendations regarding enemy countries; a promise to Italy of a non-Fascist democratic government; freedom for Austria independent of Germany; creation of an international organization as soon as possible; agreement that trials would be held for Axis war criminals.

World events
Deposed Italian Duce Benito Mussolini ordered the death penalty for King Vittorio Emmanuel II, Prime Minister Pietro Badoglio, General Vittorio Ambrosio, and Gen. Vittorio Roatta.

Oil
Marcus Hook of Sun Oil Company announced the discovery of a process to extract a new aviation fuel from crude oil formerly used as low-grade fuel; the new fuel was 50% more powerful than 100% octane gasoline.

Economics and finance
Exiled Philippine President Manuel Quezon created a postwar planning board, with Vice President Sergio Osmena as chairman.

60 years ago
1953


Hit Parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): I'm Walking Behind You--Frank Sinatra; Eddie Fisher (4th week at #1)

#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): St. George and the Dragonet--Stan Freberg (Best seller--4th week at #1); You, You, You--The Ames Brothers (Disc Jockey--1st week at #1; Jukebox--2nd week at #1)

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

Singles entering the chart were The Typewriter by Leroy Anderson and his "Pops" Concert Orchestra (#34); I'll Never Stand in Your Way by Joni James (#35); The Kangaroo by Les Paul (#37); Milwaukee Polka by Patti Page (#42); and That's All by Nat "King" Cole (#45). That's All was the B-side (or maybe the A-side) of Lover, Come Back to Me!, which charted at #23.

Theatre
Sherlock Holmes, a play by Ouida Rathbone based on five of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories and starring her husband Basil Rathbone, closed after just three performances in two days at the New Century Theatre on Broadway in New York. Jack Raine played Dr. Watson, with Thomas Gomez as Professor Moriarty and Jarmila Novotna as Irene Adler. The play received a mostly negative review by Brooks Atkinson in that day's edition of The New York Times.

Football
IRFU
Ottawa (6-6) 20 @ Toronto (5-7) 8
Montreal (6-6) 18 @ Hamilton (7-5) 31

WIFU
Semi-Finals
Winnipeg 17 @ Saskatchewan 18 (Winnipeg won 2-game total points series 60-23)

Canada-U.S. intermediate (exhibition)
Fort Lewis 14 @ Vancouver (1-2) 1

Glenn Dobbs, playing his last game in a Saskatchewan uniform, passed to Herb Johnson for the winning touchdown as the Roughriders edged the Blue Bombers at Taylor Field in Regina. Gerry James scored Winnipeg's first touchdown on a 92-yard kickoff return. Lorne Benson, who scored 6 touchdowns in the first game of the series, suffered a leg injury that put him out of action for the rest of the post-season.

The 4 x 4's, a U.S. Army team from Washington, defeated the Cubs at Capilano Stadium in a game played half under U.S. rules and half under Canadian rules. The Cubs were playing as an intermediate team before joining the Western Interprovincial Football Union in 1954 as the British Columbia Lions.

In Edmonton, fans began lining up outside Mike's News on Jasper Avenue at 4:45 A.M. to be the first to get tickets for the first game of the western finals, which the Edmonton Eskimos, who had finished first in the WIFU, would be hosting at Clarke Stadium on November 7.

50 years ago
1963


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): You'll Never Walk Alone--Gerry and the Pacemakers

Disasters
With three minutes remaining in the opening night performance of a "Holiday on Ice" skating exhibition at Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum in Indianapolis, propane gas leaking from a rusty tank in the concession area came in contact with an electric popcorn machine, causing an explosion that killed 54 people immediately and 20 later, and injured 400 more.

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: Angie--Rolling Stones (2nd week at #1)

Scandal
White House lawyer J. Fred Buzhardt informed U.S. District Court Judge John Sirica that President Richard Nixon could not turn over to him tapes of the April 15, 1973 conversation with White House attorney John Dean and the June 20, 1972 conversation with former U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell, because they did not exist. Although Mr. Nixon offered to release memoranda of the two conversations, the disclosure dealt a blow to confidence in the President, and prompted Republican party leaders to demand Mr. Nixon's resignation. The tapes were presumed to be relevant to the investigation of the June 17, 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.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Karma Chameleon--Culture Club (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
George Halas, 88
. U.S. baseball player, and football player, coach, and executive. Mr. Halas was a right fielder with the St. Paul Saints of the American Association in 1919, batting .274 with no home runs in 39 games. He played 12 games with the New York Yankees in 1919, batting .091 (2 for 22) with no homers or runs batted in. Mr. Halas was best known for his football achievements; he was an end with the Hammond All-Stars (1919) and Decatur Staleys/Chicago Staleys/Chicago Bears (1920-1929), coaching the latter team from its founding, and taking control of the franchise in 1921. "Papa Bear" attended the meeting in 1920 that resulted in the founding of the American Professional Football Association, which changed its name to the National Football League in 1922. Mr. Halas coached the Bears for 40 years (1920-1929, 1933-1942, 1946-1955, 1958-1967), compiling a record of 318-148-31, and leading the team to NFL championships in 1921, 1933, 1940, 1941, 1946, and 1963. Mr. Halas was inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame as a charter member in 1963. After retiring as head coach, he remained the Bears' principal owner until his death from pancreatic cancer, and was the last surviving participant from the APFA's founding meeting.

Journalism
White House Deputy Press Secretary Les Janka resigned in protest against the administration of President Ronald Reagan's handling of news coverage of the U.S. invasion of Grenada.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): Desire--U2 (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Girl You Know it's True--Milli Vanilli

Died on this date
John Houseman, 86
. Romanian-born U.S. producer and actor. Mr. Houseman, born Jacques Haussmann, was educated in England and moved to the United States in 1925. He was associated with Orson Welles in theatre, radio, and film from the mid-1930s through the early 1940s. Mr. Houseman produced plays, films, and television programs through the 1970s, and was the founding director of the Drama Division of the Juilliard School and The Acting Company. He achieved fame as an actor in the 1970s, winning an Academy Award for his supporting performance as Professor Charles W. Kingsfield in The Paper Chase (1973), and reprising his role in the subsequent television series (1978-1979, 1983-1986). Mr. Houseman died of spinal cancer, the day after the 50th anniversary of the original Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast of The War of the Worlds, which he had produced.

Scandal
Imelda Marcos, wife of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, was arraigned and pled not guilty, 10 days after being indicted with her husband and eight others by a U.S. grand jury in New York on charges of racketeering. Doctors said that Mr. Marcos was not well enough to travel from Hawaii to New York for arraignment.

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: Sweat (A La La La La Long)--Inner Circle

#1 single in Austria (Ö3): What's Up?--4 Non Blondes (12th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: What's Up?--4 Non Blondes (12th week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)--Meat Loaf (3rd week at #1)

Died on this date
Federico Fellini, 73
. Italian film director. Mr. Fellini was one of the most influential directors in history, with a distinctive style blending fantasy and realism. 10 of his movies were nominated for Academy Awards, with La Strada (1956); Nights of Cabiria (1957); (1963); and Amarcord (1974) winning in the category of Foreign Language Film. Mr. Fellini's other films included La Dolce Vita (1960) and Fellini Satyricon (1970). He was awarded an honourary Oscar for lifetime achievement in 1992, and died a few weeks after suffering a heart attack.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (11-7) 30 @ Toronto (3-14) 23

Kent Austin completed 41 of 55 passes--tying a league record for completions in a single game--for 507 yards to lead the Roughriders over the Argonauts before 29,348 fans at SkyDome. Don Narcisse caught 15 of Mr. Austin's passes for 199 passes and a touchdown, becoming the first player in CFL history to reach 1,000 yards receiving in five consecutive seasons. Ray Elgaard also caught a TD pass from Mr. Austin, and Darrell Wallace rushed 11 yards for the other Saskatchewan touchdown. Dave Ridgway added 3 converts and 3 field goals. Toronto quarterback Reggie Slack threw touchdown passes to Manny Hazard and Andre Brown. Lance Chomyc converted both TDs and kicked 3 field goals.

Baseball
Nippon Series
Yakult Swallows 2 @ Seibu Lions 4 (Best-of-seven series tied 3-3)

10 years ago
2003


Died on this date
Richard Neustadt, 84
. U.S. political scientist. Dr. Neustadt specialized in the United States presidency, teaching at Harvard University and serving as an adviser to Democratic Party Presidents Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Bill Clinton. He was known for his book Presidential Power (1960), published in a revised edition as Presidential Power and the Modern Presidents: The Politics of Leadership (1990). Dr. Neustadt died of complications from a fall.

Politics and government
Mahathir Mohamad resigned as Prime Minister of Malaysia after 22 years in power and was succeeded by his deputy, Abdullah Badawi.

Defense
The United States House of Representatives voted to give $87.5 billion to the administration of President George W. Bush for the military and reconstruction in Iraq and Afghanistan, with three-quarters of the money to be spent on military operations.