Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Chuck Chandler and Connie Legrand!
170 years ago
U.S. Representative George Perkins Marsh (Vermont) delivered a speech to the Agricultural Society of Rutland County, Vermont, in which he advocated better management of resources and active efforts toward restoration of the land. The ideas promoted by Mr. Marsh were innovative for the time.
150 years ago
Negroes rioted in Savannah, Georgia.
125 years ago
Willie Keeler singled and scored in his first major league game with the New York Giants in a 5-4 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies at the Polo Grounds in New York.
110 years ago
McKinley National Memorial, the final resting place of assassinated U.S. President William McKinley and his family, was dedicated in Canton, Ohio.
Alexander Graham Bell and his wife Mabel Bell founded the Aerial Experimental Association at Baddeck, Nova Scotia, with two young Canadian engineers, Casey Baldwin and John McCurdy, as well as U.S. Army Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge and engine maker Glenn Curtiss.
100 years ago
Born on this date
Buddy Rich. U.S. musician. Bernard Rich was known as the world’s greatest drummer. Mr. Rich specialized in jazz and big band music--performing with the bands of Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, and others--before starting his own band, which he led until his death on April 2, 1987, at the age of 69, from heart failure following surgery for a malignant brain tumour.
Junior World Series
Toronto Maple Leafs 4 @ Indianapolis Indians 5 (Indianapolis won best-of-seven series 4-1)
Pinch hitter Herman Bronkie singled home 2 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to enable the Indians to defeat the Maple Leafs and win the series.
90 years ago
Died on this date
Hank Morrison, 61. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Morrison compiled a record of 3-4 with an earned run average of 7.58 in 7 games with the Indianapolis Hoosiers in 1887. He played for at least five teams in the minor leagues in at least five seasons from 1885-1890.
Babe Ruth's 2-run home run off Tom Zachary in the bottom of the 8th inning broke a 2-2 tie as the New York Yankees beat the Washington Nationals 4-2 before 8,000 fans at Yankee Stadium. The homer was the 60th of the season for Mr. Ruth, breaking the single-season major league record that he had set in 1921. It was Mr. Ruth's 17th home run in September, which stood as the record for a calendar month until Rudy York of the Detroit Tigers hit 18 in August 1937. Herb Pennock pitched 3 scoreless innings in relief of George Pipgras to finish the season with a record of 19-8, while Mr. Zachary allowed 9 hits and 4 earned runs in pitching a complete game and falling to 8-13. Walter Johnson pinch hit for Mr. Zachary and flied out to Mr. Ruth in right field to end the game; it was the 934th and last game of Mr. Johnson's 21-year major league career.
Tommy Thomas pitched a 9-hit complete game victory, finishing the season with a record of 19-16, as the Chicago White Sox scored a run with 2 out in the bottom of the 13th inning to defeat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 in the first game of a doubleheader before 2,000 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Sam Gibson allowed 9 hits and 4 earned runs in pitching a complete game loss and falling to 11-12. Detroit catcher Johnny Bassler batted 0 for 5 and made 5 putouts and 2 assists in the 811th and last game of his 9-year major league career. Red Faber pitched a 6-hit complete game victory to finish at 4-7 as the White Sox won 4-1 in the second game, which was called because of darkness after 5 1/2 innings. Lil Stoner allowed 7 hits and 4 earned runs in taking the loss and finishing at 10-13.
80 years ago
Died on this date
George Shoch, 78. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Shoch was a utility player with the Washington Nationals (1886-1889); Milwaukee Brewers (1891); Baltimore Orioles (1892); and Brooklyn Bridegrooms (1893-1897), batting .265 with 10 home runs and 323 runs batted in in 706 games.
The New York Giants edged the Philadephia Phillies 2-1 in the first game of a doubleheader at Baker Bowl in Philadelphia to clinch the National League pennant for the second straight year. Carl Hubbell improved his record for the season to 22-8, while Claude Passeau fell to 14-18. Dolf Camilli broke up Mr. Hubbell's bid for a shutout with a home run with 2 out in the 9th. Pete Sivess pitched an 8-hit complete game for his only win of the season as the Phillies won the second game 6-2. Al Smith took the loss. Philadelphia catcher Walter Stephenson batted 1 for 4 with a run batted in in the second game and made 3 putouts in the 32nd and last game of his 3-year major league career.
Johnny Allen and Bob Feller were the respective winning pitchers as the Cleveland Indians swept a doubleheader from the Chicago White Sox 6-4 and 4-1 at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Mr. Allen improved his 1937 record to 15-0, while Mr. Feller improved to 9-7. The second game was called because of darkness after 8 innings.
75 years ago
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): (There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover--Vera Lynn; Jean Cerchi (3rd month at #1)
Died on this date
Hans-Joachim Marseille, 22. German military aviator. Hauptmann (Captain) Marseille joined the Luftwaffe in 1938. He fought in the Battle of Britain without distinction, but became known as the "Star of Africa" for his exploits in North Africa, recording 151 of his 158 "official" victories against the British Commonwealth's Desert Air Force, including 17 enemy fighters shot down on September 1, 1942. Hauptmann Marseille was killed in an accident when his plane developed engine failure and he was forced to abandon the plane; his chest struck the plane's vertical stabilizer after exiting the cockpit, either killing him instantly or rendering him incapable of deploying his parachute.
Canada applied its military conscription law to include 19-year-olds and every male of military age, except enemy aliens. Heavy fighting continued in the northwest sector of Stalingrad, with German forces pouring in new tank units. Australian forces advanced another 10 miles in the Owen Stanley Mountains in New Guinea to the jungle village of Naoro.
Politics and government
Paraguayan President Higinio Morinigo announced that he would remain in office until 1948, as requested by military leaders.
Economics and finance
Under government decree, Brazilian banks commenced an eight-day holiday to overcome a currency shortage.
The U.S. Senate passed the Stabilization of the Cost of Living Act, authorizing President Franklin D. Roosevelt to fix wages, salaries, and farm prices by November 1, 1942.
New York Yankees 7 @ St. Louis Cardinals 4 (New York led best-of-seven series 1-0)
The Yankees broke open a close game with 3 runs in the top of the 8th inning and 2 more in the 9th to take a 7-0 lead before a Sportsman’s Park crowd of 34,769. Winning pitcher Red Ruffing had a no-hitter until Terry Moore singled with 2 out in the bottom of the 8th. With 2 out in the 9th, the Cardinals rallied for 4 runs, and Spud Chandler was brought in to relieve Mr. Ruffing and finish the game.
70 years ago
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Anniversary Song--Al Jolson; Bing Crosby (1st month at #1)
Died on this date
Alexander Chambliss, 83. U.S. politician and judge. Mr. Chambliss was Mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee from 1919-1923, and was then appointed to the Tennessee Supreme Court, where he wrote the only dissenting opinion in the 1925 conviction of John Thomas Scopes for violating a state law against teaching the theory of evolution in public schools.
John Halla, 63. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Halla appeared in relief in 3 games with the Cleveland Naps in 1905, compiling a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 2.84. He spent at least 14 seasons in the minor leagues from 1903-1917, compiling a record of at least 195-166, with four seasons of at least 20 wins.
The last group of Canadian military personnel who had been on active service for World War II since September 1, 1939 stood down.
Pakistan and Yemen were admitted to the United Nations, raising the membership to 57. Argentina and Canada were named temporary members of the Security Council, but the Council deadlocked on the choice of a third temporary member, with the U.S.S.R. favouring Ukraine and the U.S.A. favouring India.
Economics and finance
The Bizonal Economic Council in Frankfurt enacted a law for the confiscation of livestock and meat products required to sustain the population of the U.S. and U.K. zones of Germany throughout the winter of 1947-48.
The Mexican government copmpleted payment of a $29-million settlement for expropriated American oil property.
Brooklyn Dodgers 3 @ New York Yankees 5 (New York led best-of-seven series 1-0)
The Yankees scored 5 runs in the 5th as they beat the Dodgers before 73,365 fans at Yankee Stadium in the first World Series game ever televised, with Bob Stanton calling the game on NBC.
60 years ago
#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Honeycomb--Jimmie Rodgers (Best Seller--1st week at #1; Disc Jockey--2nd week at #1); Tammy--Debbie Reynolds (Top 100--5th week at #1)
U.S.S.R. delegate to the United Nations Arkady Sobolev confirmed the Soviet Union's rejection of a comprehensive first-stage disarmament plan presented by Western powers at the recent UN Disarmament subcommittee talks in London.
Politics and government
French Prime Minister Maurice Bourges-Manoury submitted his resignation after the National Assembly rejected a proposed basic law for the creation of a federal Algerian government within the French Republic. President Rene Coty asked the cabinet to remain in office pending the selection of a new Prime Minister.
American Telephone & Telegraph announced plans to lay a second pair of translatlantic telephone cables between Clarenville, Newfoundland and Penmarch, France, at a cost of $40 million.
The Teamsters union convention opened in Miami Beach, Florida with Secretary-Treasurer John English telling delegates that the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations could "go straight to hell" if it ousted the Teamsters.
Edmonton (8-2) 27 @ Winnipeg (7-2) 28
Saskatchewan (2-7-1) 21 @ British Columbia (1-8-1) 21
Johnny Bright rushed 23 times for 128 (or 132) yards and 2 touchdowns, but his Eskimos still lost to the Blue Bombers in an exciting game at Winnipeg Stadium. Normie Kwong and Jackie Parker scored the other Edmonton touchdowns. Joe Mobra converted 3 of the Edmonton TDs, but the convert he missed was the margin of defeat.
50 years ago
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): It Must Be Him--Vikki Carr
#1 single in France: Une Larme aux Nuages--Salvatore Adamo
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): A Whiter Shade of Pale--Procol Harum (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Verbotene Träume--Peter Alexander
#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): We Love You/Dandelion--The Rolling Stones (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): The Last Waltz--Engelbert Humperdinck (4th week at #1)
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): The Letter--The Box Tops (2nd week at #1)
U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 The Letter--The Box Tops (2nd week at #1)
2 Never My Love--The Association
3 Come Back When You Grow Up--Bobby Vee and the Strangers
4 Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie--Jay and the Techniques
5 Ode to Billie Joe--Bobbie Gentry
6 (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher--Jackie Wilson
7 Reflections--Diana Ross and the Supremes
8 Dandelion--The Rolling Stones
9 There is a Mountain--Donovan
10 Funky Broadway--Wilson Pickett
Singles entering the chart were (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman by Aretha Franklin (#49); I'm Wondering by Stevie Wonder (#67); Even the Bad Times are Good by the Tremeloes (#71); Karate Boo-Ga-Loo by Jerry O (#73); King Midas in Reverse by the Hollies (#75); Holiday by the Bee Gees (#77); Love is Strange by Peaches and Herb (#82); You, No One But You by Frankie Laine (#87); Tell Him by Patti Drew (#92); If This is Love (I'd Rather Be Lonely) by the Precisions (#93); Everlasting Love by Robert Knight (#95); Go with Me by Gene and Debbe (#96); You Mean the World to Me by David Houston (#99); and The Rain, the Park and Other Things by the Cowsills (#100).
Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 The Letter--The Box Tops
2 San Franciscan Nights--Eric Burdon & the Animals
3 Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie--Jay and the Techniques
4 There is a Mountain--Donovan
5 The Boat that I Row--Lulu
6 You Know What I Mean--The Turtles
7 Ode to Billie Joe--Bobbie Gentry
8 Groovin'--Booker T. and the M.G.'s
9 Come Back When You Grow Up--Bobby Vee and the Strangers
10 Ballad of You & Me & Pooneil--Jefferson Airplane
Singles entering the chart were Lightning's Girl by Nancy Sinatra (#76); Ode to Billie Joe by the Kingpins (#78); Bittersweet by the Nomads (#83); Child of Clay by Jimmie Rodgers (#87); Why Do Fools Fall in Love by the Happenings (#88); Just One Look by the Hollies (#89); To Share Your Love by the Fantastic Four (#91); Fall in Love with Me by Bettye Swan (#92); It Could Be We're in Love by the Cryan' Shames (#93); Heavy Music by Bob Seger and the Last Heard (#94); Love is Strange by Peaches and Herb (#96); (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman by Aretha Franklin (#97); Rock 'n' Roll Woman by Buffalo Springfield (#98); Please Love Me Forever by Bobby Vinton (#99); and Kitty Doyle by Dino, Desi and Billy (#100).
Vancouver's top 10 (CKLG)
1 Come Back When You Grow Up--Bobby Vee and the Strangers
2 Never My Love--The Association
3 Gimme Little Sign--Brenton Wood
4 The Letter--The Box Tops
5 Incense and Peppermints--Strawberry Alarm Clock
6 She Knows--Bobby Darin
7 I Dig Rock and Roll Music--Peter, Paul and Mary
8 (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher--Jackie Wilson
9 We Love You/Dandelion--The Rolling Stones
10 Happy--The Sunshine Company
Singles entering the chart were People are Strange by the Doors (#24); Little Ole Man (Uptight–-Everything’s Alright) by Bill Cosby (#25); I'll Never Fall in Love Again by Tom Jones (#27); Get Together by the Youngbloods (#29); and Let Love Come Between Us by James & Bobby Purify (#30).
On the radio
BBC Light Programme, Third Programme, and Home Service were replaced with BBC Radio 2, 3, and 4 respectively. BBC Radio 1 was also launched, with Tony Blackburn presenting its first show.
Dr. Cook's Garden, written and directed by Ira Levin and starring Burl Ives and Keir Dullea, closed at the Belasco Theatre on Broadway in New York after just six previews and eight performances.
The Great Canadian Oil Sands (GCOS) plant at Fort McMurray, Alberta was completed at a cost of $240 million; extraction started five days ahead of schedule.
The three greatest thoroughbreds of the day--Buckpasser, Damascus, and Dr. Fager--were brought together for a historic meeting in the Woodward Stakes at Belmont Park in New York. Damascus, ridden by Bill Shoemaker and trained by Frank Whiteley Jr., won by 10 lengths over Buckpasser, who struggled to finish a half-length ahead of a weary Dr. Fager.
Saskatchewan (8-2) 17 @ Toronto (3-6) 15
Calgary (8-3) 25 @ Edmonton (4-6-1) 5
George Reed rushed for a pair of 1-yard touchdowns and Jack Abendschan added 2 converts and a 31-yard field goal as the Roughriders edged the Argonauts before 21,271 fans at CNE Stadium. Toronto flanker Bobby Taylor caught 11 passes for 190 yards, including a 17-yard touchdown.
Frank Andruski returned an interception 53 yards for a touchdown and Lovell Coleman and Terry Evanshen also scored touchdowns as the Stampeders, leading 3-2 at halfime, erupted for 22 points in the 2nd half as they beat the Eskimos before a record Clarke Stadium crowd of 22,604.
Alberta (1-1) 22 @ Calgary 13
A blocked punt and a fumble recovery on a kickoff return led to 2 touchdowns within a 58-second span late in the 3rd quarter as the Golden Bears overcame a 7-1 halftime deficit to defeat the Dinosaurs at McMahon Stadium. Ray Boettger rushed 6 yards for a touchdown in the 1st quarter to give Calgary an early lead. Lyle Culham blocked a Wayne Davies punt, and illegal interference by the Dinosaurs gave Alberta possession of the ball on the Calgary 1-yard line; Terry Lampert passed to John Violini, and Dave Benbow converted to give Alberta an 8-7 lead. Mr. Benbow's 70-yard kickoff was fumbled by Jim Padley on the Calgary 6-yard line, recovered by Alberta's Gene Lobay. Hart Cantelon then rushed 6 yards for a touchdown, converted by Mr. Benbow. Dave Kates rushed 13 yards for a touchdown in the 4th quarter, converted by Mr. Benbow, to give the Golden Bears a 22-7 lead. Mr. Boettger scored his second Calgary touchdown late in the game, but a 2-point convert attempt was unsuccessful.
Carl Yastrzemski's 44th home run of the season, a 3-run blast in the 7th inning, provided the winning margin as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Minnesota Twins 6-4 before 32,909 fans at Fenway Park in Boston to move into a tie with the Twins for first place in the American League, with the teams scheduled to end the regular season against each other the next day. Harmon Killebrew hit his 44th homer of the season for the Twins, a 2-run blow, with 2 out in the 9th to move into a tie with Mr. Yastrzemski for the American League lead.
Mickey Lolich pitched a 3-hit shutout to finish the season with a record of 14-13 as the Detroit Tigers blanked the California Angels 5-0 in the first game of a doubleheader before 20,421 fans at Tiger Stadium. Johnny Werhas came to bat for the Angels in the 3rd inning and grounded out in the 89th and last game of his 3-year major league career. Jim Coates, the second of five California pitchers, allowed 3 hits and 1 run--earned--in 1 2/3 innings, walking 1 batter and striking out none in the 247th and last game of his 9-year major league career. The Angels scored 6 runs in the 8th inning to overcome a 6-2 deficit to win the second game 8-6, leaving the Tigers 1/2 game behind the Red Sox and Twins with 2 games remaining for the Tigers.
Frank Bertaina pitched a 5-hitter and Fred Valentine opened the scoring with a 2-run home run in the 6th inning as the Washington Senators shut out the Chicago White Sox 4-0 before 4,020 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago, eliminating the White Sox from the American League pennant race. Mr. Bertaina finished the season at 7-6, while losing pitcher Gary Peters allowed 6 hits and 3 runs--all earned--in 6 innings to finish at 16-11. The White Sox were 2 games behind the Red Sox and Twins, but had just 1 game remaining.
Ray Sadecki and Nestor Chavez were the respective winning pitchers as the San Francisco Giants swept a doubleheader from the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 and 1-0 before 11,667 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Mr. Chavez replaced Bill Henry to start the 4th inning in the second game and pitched 4 scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits, walking 2 batters and striking out 2, winning his only decision in his second and last major league game. The only run scored in the 5th inning when Frank Johnson singled with 1 out and Dick Dietz followed with a double to score him.
40 years ago
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Yes Sir, I Can Boogie--Baccara (8th week at #1)
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Sorry, I'm a Lady--Baccara (5th week at #1)
#1 single in France: Mille colombes--Mireille Mathieu
Died on this date
Del Pratt, 89. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Pratt was a second baseman with the St. Louis Browns (1912-1917); New York Yankees (1918-1920); Boston Red Sox (1921-1922); and Detroit Tigers (1923-1924), batting .292 with 43 home runs and 979 runs batted in in 1,836 games. He led or tied for the American League lead in games played five times (1913-1916, 1920) and led the AL in RBIS in 1916 with 103.
Mary Ford, 53. U.S. musician. Miss Ford, born Iris Summers, was a guitarist who provided the vocals for songs that she recorded with her husband, guitarist Les Paul. Their records featured Mr. Ford's innovative guitar sound and multitracking of Miss Ford's vocals. Mr. Paul and Miss Ford were among the most popular acts of the early 1950s, releasing 16 singles that made the top 10 in the United States from 1950-1954. The two were married to each other from 1949-1964. Miss Ford died after slipping into a diabetic coma after years of heavy drinking.
Because of U.S. budget cuts and dwindling power reserves, the Apollo program's Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP) experiment packages left on the Moon were shut down.
The Supreme Court of Canada upheld a provincial ruling that two or more breath analyses were necessary to convict a person.
The Boston Red Sox withstood a 5-run 9th-inning rally to defeat the Baltimore Orioles 11-10 before 28,553 fans at Fenway Park in Boston, eliminating the Orioles from the American League East Division pennant race, while the Red Sox moved to within 2 games of the first-place New York Yankees with 2 games remaining for both teams. The Orioles had runners on second and third bases with none out in the 9th and the bases loaded with 1 out, but Elliott Maddox struck out and Al Bumbry grounded out to third base to end the game. Boston second baseman Denny Doyle batted 1 for 4 with a run, while making 1 putout, 3 assists, and 2 errors in the 944th and last game of his 8-year major league career. Tom Shopay entered the game as a pinch runner in the 9th and was stranded on third base in the 253rd and last game of his 7-year major league career.
Rusty Staub drove in 3 runs and Tito Fuentes had 3 hits to help the Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees 5-2 before 28,200 fans at Yankee Stadium. John Hiller, normally a relief pitcher, pitched an 8-hit complete game victory to finish 1977 with a record of 8-14, while New York starter Ron Guidry allowed 10 hits and 5 earned runs in 6 2/3 innings to fall to 16-7.
John Candelaria pitched a 7-hitter and batted 2 for 2 with a base on balls to finish 1977 with a record of 20-5, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-1 win over the Chicago Cubs before 8,507 fans at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. Chicago starter Rick Reuschel allowed 8 hits and 3 earned runs in 7 innings to finish the season at 20-10.
Ken Griffey hit a double, triple, and home run, scoring 3 runs and driving in 3, to lead the Cincinnati Reds over the Atlanta Braves 7-1 before 19,653 fans at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati. Tom Seaver pitched an 8-hit complete game win to finish 1977 with a 21-6 record--14-3 since joining the Reds on June 15 in a trade with the New York Mets--while Atlanta starter Phil Niekro allowed 9 hits and 6 runs--all earned--in 6 innings to finish at 16-20.
Steve Garvey singled home Jerry Grote with none out in the bottom of the 14th inning to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 6-5 win over the Houston Astros before 25,431 fans at Dodger Stadium.
30 years ago
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Never Gonna Give You Up--Rick Astley
Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the index of leading economic indicators had risen 0.6% in August.
The Bank of Nova Scotia bought investment dealer Macleod Young Weir for $483 million; the price was later cut by $64 million.
The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 before 35,245 fans at Exhibition Stadium in the Blue Jays' last home game of the regular season. The win concluded a 3-game sweep by the Brewers. The Detroit Tigers lost 7-3 to the Baltimore Orioles before 19,434 fans at Tiger Stadium, leaving the Tigers 1 1/2 games behind the Blue Jays in the race for the American League East Division pennant. The Tigers had another game to play against the Orioles before facing the Blue Jays at home in a 3-game series to finish the season.
Dave Stewart picked up his 20th win of the season as the Oakland Athletics edged the Cleveland Indians 4-3 before 9,428 fans at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
Pinch hitter Luis Aguayo hit a solo home run with 1 out in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 4-3 win over the New York Mets before 27,672 fans at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia.
Darnell Coles of the Pittsburgh Pirates batted 4 for 4 with 3 home runs, 3 runs, and 6 runs batted in, but the Pirates still lost 10-8 to the Chicago Cubs in the second game of a doubleheader before 6,985 fans at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. The Pirates won the first game 5-3.
Hubie Brooks drove in 3 runs with a single, double, and triple, and Pascual Perez allowed 4 hits and 1 unearned run in 7 innings to improve his 1987 record to 7-0 as the Montreal Expos beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 before 43,236 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis, leaving the third-place Expos 4 games behind the National League East Division-leading Cardinals with 4 games remaining for both teams.
25 years ago
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): This Used to Be My Playground--Madonna
On television tonight
The Wonder Years, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Fishing
Politics and government
Vitold Fokin resigned as Prime Minister of Ukraine.
George Brett of the Kansas City Royals had 4 hits, including the 3,000th of his major league career, as the Royals blanked the California Angels 4-0 before 17,336 fans at Anaheim Stadium. Rick Reed pitched a 7-hitter to improve his 1992 record to 3-7.
Devon White led off the 9th inning with a single to break up Frank Viola's bid for a no-hitter, but Mr. Viola still finished with a 1-hit shutout as the Boston Red Sox edged the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0 before 50,420 fans at SkyDome in Toronto. John Valentin hit a home run off David Cone in the 4th inning for the game's only run. Mr. Viola improved his 1992 record to 13-12, while Mr. Cone's Toronto record fell to 4-3, despite allowing just 4 hits and 1 earned run in 8 innings.
Greg Maddux of the Chicago Cubs earned his 20th win of the season as the Cubs shut out the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-0 before 11,547 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Will Clark drove in Darren Lewis with a sacrifice fly in the 1st inning for the game's only run as the San Francisco Giants edged the Atlanta Braves 1-0 before 38,096 fans at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. Jeff Brantley allowed 3 hits in 5 1/3 innings to improve his 1992 record to 7-7, while Tom Glavine alowed 5 hits and 1 earned run in 7 innings to fall to 20-8.
Ray Lankford singled home Bernard Gilkey with 1 out in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 3-2 win over the Montreal Expos before 13,627 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis.
20 years ago
France's Roman Catholic Church apologized for its silence during the systematic persecution and deportation of Jews by the pro-Nazi Vichy regime.
American League Division Series
Cleveland 6 @ New York 8 (New York led best-of-five series 1-0)
National League Division Series
San Francisco 1 @ Florida 2 (Florida led best-of-five series 1-0)
Houston 1 @ Atlanta 2 (Atlanta led best-of-five series 1-0)
10 years ago
Green Bay Packers' quarterback Brett Favre completed his 421st career touchdown pass, breaking Dan Marino's record.
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