Saturday, 30 September 2017

September 30, 2017

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Chuck Chandler and Connie Legrand!

170 years ago
1847


Agriculture
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
1867


Protest
Negroes rioted in Savannah, Georgia.

125 years ago
1892


Baseball
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
1907


Americana
McKinley National Memorial, the final resting place of assassinated U.S. President William McKinley and his family, was dedicated in Canton, Ohio.

Aviation
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
1917


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.

Baseball
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
1927


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.

Baseball
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
1937


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.

Baseball
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
1942


Hit parade
#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.

War
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.

Baseball
World Series
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
1947


Hit parade
#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.

War
The last group of Canadian military personnel who had been on active service for World War II since September 1, 1939 stood down.

Diplomacy
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.

Baseball
World Series
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
1957


Hit parade
#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)

Diplomacy
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.

Communications
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.

Labour
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.

Football
CRU
WIFU
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
1967


Hit parade
#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.

Theatre
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.

Oil
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.

Horse racing
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.

Football
CFL
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.

CIAU
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.

Baseball
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
1977


Hit parade
#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.

Space
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.

Law
The Supreme Court of Canada upheld a provincial ruling that two or more breath analyses were necessary to convict a person.

Baseball
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
1987


Hit parade
#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.

Business
The Bank of Nova Scotia bought investment dealer Macleod Young Weir for $483 million; the price was later cut by $64 million.

Baseball
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
1992


Hit parade
#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.

Baseball
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
1997


Abominations
France's Roman Catholic Church apologized for its silence during the systematic persecution and deportation of Jews by the pro-Nazi Vichy regime.

Baseball
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
2007


Football
NFL
Green Bay Packers' quarterback Brett Favre completed his 421st career touchdown pass, breaking Dan Marino's record.

Friday, 29 September 2017

September 29, 2017

300 years ago
1717


Disasters
An earthquake struck Antigua Guatemala, destroying much of the city's architecture and making authorities consider moving the capital to a different city.

125 years ago
1892


Politics and government
Stuart Knill, a Roman Catholic, was elected Lord Mayor of London.

Football
U.S. college
Wyoming Seminary 0 @ Mansfield Teachers College 0

In the first football game ever played at night, Wyoming Seminary, from Kingston, Pennsylvania, and Mansfield Teachers College played only one half of football at Mansfield Fair. The half took 70 minutes to play, and took place under 20 2,000-candlepower electric lights, powered by a Thompson and Huston Dynamo Machine.

110 years ago
1907


Americana
The cornerstone was laid at Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

100 years ago
1917


Football
Winnipeg Patriotic Rugby Football League
Arenas (1-0) 25 Granites (0-1) 3

Bob Ulrich scored 4 touchdowns for the Arenas as they beat the Granites before 1,000 fans in the first game of the league, on the field of Wesley College (today the University of Winnipeg). The field, including the end zones, was only 100 yards long--60 yards shorter than the regulation Canadian field--so the games were played under American rules, with 11 players per team and no single points.

Baseball
Junior World Series
Toronto Maple Leafs 3 @ Indianapolis Indians 5 (Indianapolis led best-of-seven series 3-1)

90 years ago
1927


Died on this date
Willem Einthoven, 67
. Dutch physiologist and physician. Dr. Einthoven was awarded the 1924 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for the discovery of the mechanism of the electrocardiogram."

80 years ago
1937


Baseball
The New York Yankees scored 4 runs in each of the 1st, 7th, and 8th innings as they beat the Philadelphia Athlietcis 15-4 in the first game of a doubleheader before 4,425 fans at Yankee Stadium. New York second baseman Tony Lazzeri played a practical joke on Philadelphia left fielder Bob Johnson by substituting a baseball during one of Mr. Johnson's plate appearances. Mr. Lazzeri had been pounding and soaking the ball for weeks, and gave it to pitcher Kemp Wicker to use on Mr. Johnson. Mr. Wicker threw the ball in the strike zone and Mr. Johnson took a mighty swing, and the ball went "thud" instead of "crack," and into foul territory. Home plate umpire Johnny Quinn immediately nullified the pitch. George Turbeville, the second of three Philadelphia pitchers, allowed 1 hit and 2 runs--earned--in 2+ innings, walking 5 batters and striking out none in the 62nd and last game of his 3-year major league career. Eddie Smith allowed just 1 hit in 7 innings to improve his 1937 record to 6-16, winning the pitchers' duel over Ivy Andrews, who dropped to 6-6, as the Athletics won 3-0 in the second game, which was called after 7 innings because of darkness.

Frankie Pytlak doubled home Bruce Campbell with 1 out in the top of the 10th inning to break a 4-4 tie as the Cleveland Indians edged the Chicago White Sox 5-4 in the first game of a doubleheader at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Bill Cox pitched a 3-hitter for his first major league win as the White Sox won 1-0 in the second game, which was called afer 4 1/2 innings. Whit Wyatt allowed 5 hits and 1 earned run in 4 innings to drop to 2-3 for the season.

Rube Melton pitched a 9-hit complete game to improve his 1937 record to 20-9 as the New York Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 in the first game of a doubleheader at Baker Bowl in Philadelphia. Philadelphia starter Hugh "Losing Pitcher" Mulcahy allowed 11 hits and 6 earned runs in 6 1/3 innings before being relieved by Orville Jorgens, who allowed 1 hit in 2 2/3 innings in the 144th and last game of his 3-year major league career. Bucky Walters hit a grand slam in the 1st inning and singled in another run in the 5th as the Phillies took a 6-0 lead in the second game. The Giants rallied for 5 runs in the top of the 8th, but the game was called after the third out was made, leaving the Phillies 6-5 winners.

75 years ago
1942


Americana
U.S. Navy Lieutenant John F. Kennedy wrote to playwright Clare Booth Luce to thank her for a good luck coin that she'd sent him.

War
Allied troops captured Ioribaiwa Ridge in the Owen Stanley Mountains in New Guinea, forcing a Japanese retreat. British troops landed at Tulear on the southwest coast of Madagascar without opposition.

Diplomacy
The Argentine Chamber of Deputies voted 67-64 in favour of a resolution urging a break in diplomatic relations with the Axis.

Baseball
The Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro American League defeated the Homestead Grays of the Negro National League to win the Negro World Series.

70 years ago
1947


Hit parade
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)--Tex Williams and his Western Caravan (4th week at #1)
--Phil Harris and his Orchestra
2 When You were Sweet Sixteen--Perry Como and the Satisfiers
3 Near You--Francis Craig and his Orchestra
--The Andrews Sisters
--Larry Green and his Orchestra
--Alvino Rey and his Orchestra
--Elliot Lawrence and his Orchestra
4 Feudin' and Fightin'--Dorothy Shay
--Jo Stafford
--Bing Crosby and the Jesters
5 I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now--Ted Weems and his Orchestra with Perry Como
--Perry Como
6 Peg o' My Heart--The Harmonicats
--Three Suns
--Art Lund
--Buddy Clark
--Clark Dennis
7 That's My Desire--Sammy Kaye and his "Swing and Sway" Orchestra
--Frankie Laine and Mannie Klein's All-Stars
8 I Have But One Heart (O Marinariello)--Vic Damone
9 I Wish I Didn't Love You So--Vaughn Monroe and his Orchestra
--Betty Hutton
--Dinah Shore
10 Tallahassee--Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters

Singles entering the chart were Rhumba at the Waldorf by Don Jose and his Orchestra (#23); Do You Feel that Way, Too? by the Ink Spots (#37); and --And Mimi, with versions by Art Lund, and Dick Haymes (#40).

Terrorism
An Irgun Zvai Leumi squad bombed the Haifa police station in retaliation for the deportation of the immigrant ship Exodus 1947 refugees, causing 10 deaths and 46 injuries.

World events
The Cuban government announced the suppression of a revolutionary plot on Cuban soil against Dominican Republic President Raphael Trujillo.

Politics and government
U.K. Prime Minister Clement Attlee created a Ministry of Economic Affairs and appointed Board of Trade President Sir Stafford Cripps to direct it as minister without portfolio.

U.S. President Harry Truman appointed former President Herbert Hoover as chairman of a 12-man board assigned to study simplification and economy in the federal government.

Society
The musical play Annie Get Your Gun was banned in Memphis, Tennessee because of its use of a racially-integrated cast.

Economics and finance
U.S. President Truman and cabinet members conferred with congressional leaders in the White House, urging approval of a $580-million emergency aid grant for France and Italy to prevent imminent economic collapse and a possible Communist takeover in either of the two countries. Mr. Truman asked the congressional Appropriations and Foreign Relations Committees to meet as soon as possible and consider the aid request.

Scandal
The Nationalist Chinese government filed embezzlement charges in Shanghai against 13 officials of the Chinese National Relief Administration.

Disasters
Fire destroyed the $5-million Grace Lines Pier 57 in New York, injuring 144 firemen.

Football
WIFU
Calgary (1-3) 0 @ Winnipeg (3-0) 16

Bob Sandberg rushed 15 yards for a touchdown and Don Hiney rushed 3 yards for another TD as the Blue Bombers shut out the Stampeders before 5,000 fans at Osborne Stadium in a game postponed from a week earlier because of heavy rain.

60 years ago
1957


Environment
20 MCi (740 petabecquerels) of radioactive material was released in an explosion at the Soviet Mayak nuclear plant at Chelyabinsk.

Politics and government
National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peoples chief counsel Thurgood Marshall predicted that many Negro voters in the United States would switch from the Democratic to the Republican Party because of the attempts of Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus to prevent the integration of public schools in Little Rock, and the U.S. Senate votes on the recent civil rights bill.

Economics and finance
Canadian officials at the Ottawa conference of Commonwealth finance ministers rejected British proposals for linking the sterling and dollar blocs as "politically and economically impossible."

Labour
William Lee, seventh Vice President of the Teamsters union and President of the Chicago Federation of Labor, announced that he would run for the Teamsters presidency with the aim of cleaning up the union and avoiding expulsion from the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations.

Disasters
Nearly 300 passengers were killed, many buried alive, when a Krachi-bound express train crashed into a standing oil train at Gambar, West Pakistan.

44 passengers were killed when a train travelling from Lagos to Kano plunged over an embankment into flood waters near Ibadan, Nigeria.

Baseball
Bob Friend pitched a 6-hitter and batted 3 for 4 with a run and 2 runs batted in, finishing 1957 with a record of 14-18, to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the New York Giants 9-1 before 11,606 fans at the Polo Grounds in New York in the last game the Giants played before moving to San Francisco. Johnny Antonelli allowed 7 hits and 4 runs--all earned--in 2 innings to finish at 12-18. Pittsburgh right fielder John Powers, who hit just 6 home runs in his major league career, hit one over the roof in the 9th inning. The last three New York Giant batters, retired in order, were Don Mueller, Willie Mays, and Dusty Rhodes. Wes Westrum caught the first 8 innings for New York, batting 0 for 2 and making 3 putouts in the 919th and last game of his 11-year major league career.

Ed Bouchee hit a 2-run home run with 1 out in the bottom of the 6th inning to enable the Philadelphia Phillies to edge the Brooklyn Dodgers 2-1 before 9,886 fans at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia in the last game the Dodgers played before moving to Los Angeles. Seth Morehead pitched a 4-hitter and didn't allow an earned run to get his first major league win, evening his 1957 record at 1-1, while Roger Craig allowed 4 hits and 2 earned runs in 7 innings to finish at 6-9. Sandy Koufax pitched the 8th inning, becoming the last Brooklyn Dodger to take the mound. Roy Campanella flied out as a pinch hitter for the Dodgers in the 8th in the 1,215th and last game of his 10-year major league career. The last three Brooklyn Dodger batters, retired in order, were Carl Furillo, Gil Hodges, and Bob Kennedy. Mr. Kennedy, the left fielder, batted 0 for 4 and making 2 putouts in the 1,484th and last game of his 16-year major league career.

Red Schoendienst and Felix Mantilla hit consecutive run-scoring singles in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the Milwaukee Braves a 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Redlegs before 45,000 fans at County Stadium in Milwaukee. The Redlegs had scored all their runs in the top of the 9th to take a 3-2 lead. Jay Hook started on the mound for Cincinnati and pitched 5 hitless innings before being relieved by Dave Skaugstad, who allowed 1 hit and 1 run--earned--in 1 2/3 innings, walking 3 batters and striking out none, in his second and last major league game. Losing pitcher Bill Kennedy allowed 4 hits and 2 runs--earned--in 2/3 inning, striking out 1 batter and walking none, finishing 1957 with a 0-2 record in the 172nd and last game of his 8-year major league career.

The Baltimore Orioles scored 4 runs in the top of the 10th inning to break a 3-3 tie and defeat the Washington Senators 7-3 before 2,668 fans at Griffith Stadium in Washington. Chuck Stobbs, the second of three Washington pitchers, allowed 4 hits and 3 runs--earned--in 3 1/3 innings to take the loss, finishing the season with a record of 8-20. Jerry Schoonmaker played the first 6 innings in center field for the Senators, batting 0 for 1 with a base on balls and a run, and making 2 putouts in the 50th and last game of his 2-year major league career.

Harvey Kuenn hit a 2-run home run to climax a 3-run 6th inning as the Detroit Tigers came back from a 4-2 deficit to defeat the Kansas City Athletics 7-4 before 6,917 fans at Briggs Stadium in Detroit. Jim Bunning, the second of three Detroit pitchers, allowed 2 hits and no runs in 3 2/3 innings and was credited with the win, finishing the season with a record of 20-8. He also singled and scored a run in the 4th.

50 years ago
1967


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)--Scott McKenzie (2nd week at #1)

Edmonton's Top 10 (CJCA)
1 The Letter--The Box Tops
2 To Sir with Love--Lulu
3 Ode to Billie Joe--Bobbie Gentry
4 I Dig Rock and Roll Music--Peter, Paul and Mary
5 Kitty Doyle--Dino, Desi and Billy
6 San Franciscan Nights--Eric Burdon & the Animals
7 Never My Love--The Association
8 Brown Eyed Girl--Van Morrison
9 Dandelion--The Rolling Stones
10 Twelve Thirty--The Mamas and the Papas
Pick hit of the week: Lightning's Girl--Nancy Sinatra
New this week: Honey and Wine--Glenn Yarbrough
Desiree--The Left Banke
King Midas in Reverse--The Hollies
People are Strange--The Doors
Incense and Peppermints--The Strawberry Alarm Clock

Died on this date
Carson McCullers, 50
. U.S. authoress. Miss McCullers, born Lula Carson Smith, was a Southern Gothic writer, known for the novels The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1940); Reflections in a Golden Eye (1941); and The Member of the Wedding (1946). She died of a stroke after years of declining health.

Boxing
Emile Griffith (53-8) regained the world middleweight title with a 15-round majority decision over Nino Benvenuti (72-2) at Shea Stadium in New York. Mr. Benvenuti had won the title with a 15-round unanimous decision over Mr. Griffith on April 17, 1967.



40 years ago
1977


Boxing
Muhammad Ali (55-2) retained his world heavyweight title with a 15-round unanimous decision over Earnie Shavers (54-6-1) at Madison Square Garden in New York. It was Mr. Ali's last successful title defense.



30 years ago
1987


Died on this date
Henry Ford II, 70
. U.S. automobile executive. Mr. Ford, the grandson of Henry Ford and son of Edsel Ford, was president of the Ford Motor Company from 1945-1960 and chairman and chief executive officer from 1960-1979. He died 25 days after his 70th birthday.

Baseball
The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 before 34,314 fans at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto, while the Detroit Tigers whipped the Baltimore Orioles 10-1 before 16,882 fans at Tiger Stadium, leaving the Blue Jays 1 1/2 games ahead of the Tigers in the race for the American League East Division pennant. The Blue Jays had 4 games remaining, the Tigers 5.

Don Mattingly of the New York Yankees set a major league record with his 6th grand slam of the season--the last one off Bruce Hurst--as the Yankees blanked the Boston Red Sox 6-0 before 20,204 fans at Yankee Stadium. Mr. Mattingly's homer opened the scoring in a 5-run 3rd inning. Charles Hudson pitched a 4-hit shutout to improve his 1987 record to 11-6.

Floyd Bannister allowed 4 hits in 7 innings to improve his record for the season to 15-11, winning the pitchers' duel over Mike Witt, as the Chicago White Sox edged the California Angels 1-0 before 7,554 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Mr. Witt allowed 7 hits in pitching a complete game and falling to 16-13, with the only run scoring in the 5th inning when Ken Williams singled with 2 out, advanced to second base on a wild pitch, and scored on a double by Steve Lyons.

Don Carman pitched a 1-hitter, facing just 1 batter over the minimum, to improve his 1987 record to 13-11 as he led the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-0 win over the New York Mets before 30,799 fans at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia. Mookie Wilson's infield single leading off the 4th inning was the only blemish on Mr. Carman's performance.

Buddy Bell singled home Paul O'Neill with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the Cincinnati Reds a 5-4 win over the Atlanta Braves before 8,725 fans at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati.

Joe Magrane pitched a 3-hitter and Greg Mathews allowed 3 hits and no runs in 6 innings to get the win as the St. Louis Cardinals swept a doubleheader from the Montreal Expos 1-0 and 3-0 before 48,142 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis, leaving the third-place Expos 5 games behind the National League East Division-leading Cardinals with 5 games remaining for both teams.

25 years ago
1992


Politics and government
Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies voted overwhelmingly to suspend President Fernando Collor de Mello for 180 days, pending his trial in the Senate on corruption charges. Vice-President Itamar Franco would become acting President, and would fill Mr. Collor’s term, due to expire in 1985, if Mr. Collor were convicted.

Economics and finance
Statistics Canada reported that 500 full time jobs per day had disappeared during the recession of thepast three years; 11 businesses and 73 people per day went broke.

Disasters
A Canadian helicopter and an American sightseeing helicopter collided in the sky near Horseshoe Falls, Ontario; the Canadian helicopter made a successful emergency landing, but the American helicopter crashed, killing the pilot and three passengers.

20 years ago
1997


Hit parade
Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Building a Mystery--Sarah McLachlan (7th week at #1)
2 Foolish Games--Jewel
3 Fly--Sugar Ray
4 Honey--Mariah Carey
5 Semi-Charmed Life--Third Eye Blind
6 Anybody Seen My Baby?--The Rolling Stones
7 The Sound Of--Jann Arden
8 Invisible Man--98 Degrees
9 If You Could Only See--Tonic
10 I Don't Want to Wait--Paula Cole

Singles entering the chart were Automatic Flowers by Our Lady Peace (#29); Something About the Way You Look Tonight by Elton John (#35); Last of the Big Game Hunters by Barstool Prophets (#44); Heavy by Zucherbaby (#45); Pearly White by Junkhouse (#47); Show Me Love by Robyn (#49); and Blame by Collective Soul (#54).

Died on this date
Roy Lichtenstein, 73
. U.S. artist. Mr. Lichtenstein was a leading figure in the Pop Art movement of the 1960s, with paintings inspired by comic strip art. He died of pneumonia.

Medicine
British scientists claimed to have found a connection between Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (vCJD), a brain disease found in humans, and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), better known as mad cow disease.

10 years ago
2007


Died on this date
Lois Maxwell, 80
. Canadian-born actress. Miss Maxwell, born Lois Hooker in Kitchener, Ontario, was best known for playing Miss Moneypenny in 14 James Bond movies from 1962-1985. She also co-starred in the Canadian television series Adventures in Rainbow Country (1970-1971).

Energy
Calder Hall in Cumbria, England, the world's first commercial nuclear power station, was demolished in a controlled explosion, 51 years after its opening.

Football
CFL
Montreal (6-7) 22 @ Saskatchewan (8-5) 33
Hamilton (2-11) 19 @ Winnipeg (8-4-1) 21
Calgary (6-6-1) 9 @ British Columbia (9-3-1) 42

Kerry Joseph passed for 355 yards and 3 touchdowns to lead the Roughriders over the Alouettes before 28,800 fans at Mosaic Stadium in Regina.

Charles Roberts rushed 1 yard for a touchdown and Troy Westwood converted and kicked a 14-yard field goal as the Blue Bombers scored 10 points in the 4th quarter to defeat the Tiger-Cats before 27,102 fans at Canad Inns Stadium. The teams combined for 8 turnovers.

Jarious Jackson passed for 307 yards and 3 touchdowns and Joe Smith rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown to help the Lions rout the Stampeders before 32,263 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver.

CIS
Alberta (2-3) 17 @ Calgary (1-3) 9
Regina (3-1) 37 @ Simon Fraser (0-5) 24
Saskatchewan (4-1) 19 @ British Columbia (2-3) 16

Thursday, 28 September 2017

September 28, 2017

475 years ago
1542


Exploration
Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo of Portugal, sailing under the flag of Spain, arrived at what is now known as San Diego Bay.

230 years ago
1787


Politics and government
The Congress of the Confederation voted to send the newly-written United States Constitution to the state legislatures for approval.

160 years ago
1857


Transportation
The Great Western Railway opened from Galt to Guelph, Canada West.

150 years ago
1867


Born on this date
Hiranuma Kiichirō
. Prime Minister of Japan, 1939. Mr. Kiichirō, an independent, was chief of the Supreme Court in 1921, Minister of Justice from 1923-1924, and Prime Minister from January 5-August 30, 1939. He supported an anti-Soviet foreign policy, but feared a war against the Allies. Mr. Kiichirō's government resigned after the Nazi-Soviet Pact; Mr. Kiichirō served as Home Secretary in 1940-1941, and defended state Shintoism. He was an unofficial adviser to Emperor Hirohito during World War II, and was sentenced to life in prison for war crimes. Mr. Kiichirō died on August 22, 1952 at the age of 84, shortly after being paroled.

Torontonia
Toronto became the capital of Ontario, having also been the capital of the province's predecessors since 1796.

125 years ago
1892


Born on this date
Elmer Rice
. U.S. playwright. Mr. Rice, born Elmer Reizenstein, was best known for The Adding Machine (1923); Street Scene (1929); and Counsellor-at-Law (1931). Mr. Rice died on May 8, 1967 at the age of 74.

Politics and government
New Brunswick abolished its Legislative Council, or upper house.

100 years ago
1917


Law
Ethel Maclachlan of Regina became the first woman to serve as a Juvenile Court judge and Justice of the Peace in Canada.

75 years ago
1942


Theatre
The two-act revue-vaudeville-burlesque show Wine, Women and Song opened at the Ambassador Theatre on Bradway in New York, with a cast that included Herbie Faye and Pinky Lee. It ran for 150 performances through December 3, 1942, when it was banned by Judge Owen Bohan after a jury found the performance to be indecent.

War
German forces attacked Russian shipping on the Volga River, inflicting many casualties. U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine fliers claimed to have shot down 42 Japanese planes and to have damaged two cruisers, a seaplane tender, and a large transport during the past four days of fighting in the Solomon Islands. In two days of air assaults, U.S. Army bombers reportedly sank a Japanese transport and submarine at Kiska and Attu in the Aleutians, while Royal Canadian Air Force planes made their first attacks on Japanese forces on Kiska Island.

Politics and government
U.S. Senator George Norris (Independent--Nebraska) accepted the nomination to run for re-election after 16,000 Nebraskans signed petitions urging him to run.

Hockey
NHL
The Brooklyn Americans suspended operations for the duration of World War II, reducing the NHL to a six-team league. The team had entered the National Hockey League in 1925 as the New York Americans after the Hamilton Tigers were expelled, and picked up most of the Tigers' players. They played as the Brooklyn Americans in the 1941-42 season, finishing 7th and last with a record of 16-29-3. The franchise wasn't formally cancelled by the league until 1946.

70 years ago
1947


On the radio
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring John Stanley and Alfred Shirley, on MBS
Tonight's episode: The Dog Who Changed His Mind

This was the first episode starring Messrs. Stanley and Shirley

Politics and government
The Romanian Communist and Socialist Democratic Parties announced plans to merge into a United Workers Party.

Football
IRFU
Hamilton (1-4) 9 @ Montreal (2-3) 20

60 years ago
1957


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Love Letters in the Sand--Pat Boone (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Banana Boat Song--Harry Belafonte (12th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Mirror): Diana--Paul Anka (5th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Tammy--Debbie Reynolds (7th week at #1)
2 Diana--Paul Anka
3 That'll Be the Day--The Crickets
4 Honeycomb--Jimmie Rodgers
5 Chances Are--Johnny Mathis
6 Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On--Jerry Lee Lewis
7 Fascination--Jane Morgan
8 Rainbow--Russ Hamilton
9 Mr. Lee--The Bobettes
10 In the Middle of an Island--Tony Bennett

Singles entering the chart were Keep a Knockin' by Little Richard (#40); Mister Fire Eyes by Bonnie Guitar (#44); Moonlight Swim, with versions by Nick Noble, and Tony Perkins (#53); The Mystery of You by the Platters (#56); and Reet Petite by Jackie Wilson (#57). Keep a Knockin' was from the movie Mister Rock and Roll (1957).

On television tonight
The Gisele MacKenzie Show, on NBC
Tonight's guest star: Art Linkletter

This was the first broadcast of the variety program starring the Winnipeg native and former regular cast member of Your Hit Parade (1953-1957).

Law
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower accused Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus of encouraging mobs to flout federal court orders to integrate public schools in Little Rock.

Economics and finance
At a meeting of Commonwealth finance ministers in Ottawa, U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Peter Thorneycroft proposed that Britain and Canada from a free trade zone to link ther sterling and dollar blocs.

Labour
The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Improper Labor-Management Activities added 34 more accusations to its 48-count indictment published against Teamsters union Vice President Jimmy Hoffa and other Teamsters leaders.

Football
IRFU
Toronto (0-7) 21 @ Ottawa (5-2) 40
Montreal (5-2) 14 @ Hamilton (4-3) 8

WIFU
Saskatchewan (2-7) 12 @ Edmonton (8-1) 37

ORFU
Toronto (0-7) 0 @ Sarnia (4-1-1) 40
Kitchener-Waterloo (4-1) 29 @ London (3-2-1) 23

Johnny Bright rushed 18 times for 120 yards and a touchdown and Ken Hall added 66 yards on 6 carries to help the Eskimos defeat the Roughriders at Clarke Stadium. Jackie Parker led the Edmonton scoring with 2 touchdowns and a single, while Normie Kwong scored 2 TDs, and Joe Mobra kicked 5 converts and a single.

Frank MacDonald and Harry Mackey each scored 2 touchdowns, with Dick Dixon and Jim Waddell each scoring a TD, as the Golden Bears shut out Balmy Beach at Norm Perry Park. Gene Lekenta added 4 converts.

Royal Bailey scored 2 touchdowns and Mike Norcia scored a touchdown, convert, field goal, and single to help the Dutchmen defeat the Lords at Labatt Park. Don Loucks scored the other K-W touchdown. Don Wright led the Lords with a touchdown, 3 converts, and a single. Dave Doane and Mr. Elook scored the other London touchdowns.

Baseball
Randy Jackson's 3-run home run was the big blow of a 5-run 3rd inning as the Brooklyn Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-4 before 5,797 fans at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia. Ed Roebuck, the second of three Brooklyn pitchers, allowed 1 run--earned--in 4 innings to get the win, improving his 1957 record to 8-2. Rene Valdes started on the mound for the Dodgers and allowed 6 hits and 3 runs--all earned--in 4 2/3 innings and batted 0 for 2 with a run in the 5th and last game of his major league career. Rod Miller, 17, struck out as a pinch hitter for the Dodgers in the 9th inning; it was his only major league appearance. Don Landrum made his major league debut with the Phillies, playing the entire game in center field, batting 1 for 4 with a double, a base on balls and a run, and making 2 putouts. Marv Blaylock came to bat as a pinch hitter for the Phillies and led off the bottom of the 5th inning with a home run in the 287th and last game of his 4-year major league career, while Ron Northey came to bat as a pinch hitter for the Phillies in the bottom of the 9th and drew a base on balls in the 1,084th and last game of his 12-year major league career. The win was the last ever for the Brooklyn Dodgers, as the team moved to Los Angeles after the season.

Frank Thomas hit a solo home run with 1 out in the top of the 9th inning and Ron Kline pitched a 6-hitter to improve his record for the season to 9-16, winning the pitchers' duel over Ruben Gomez, who allowed 5 hits and 1 earned run in pitching a complete game and falling to 15-13, as the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the New York Giants 1-0 at the Polo Grounds in New York.

Johnny Klippstein pitched a 1-hitter and Don Hoak drove in 3 runs to lead the Cincinnati Redlegs over the Milwaukee Braves 6-0 before 24,478 fans at County Stadium in Milwaukee. Bob Hazle broke up Mr. Klippstein's no-hit bid with a single with 2 out in the 8th. Warren Spahn allowed 6 hits and 4 runs--3 earned--in 6 innings to finish 1957 with a record of 21-11.

Pinch hitter Bob Will singled home 2 runs and Walt Moryn followed with a 2-run double as the Chicago Cubs scored 5 runs in the top of the 8th inning and defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 before 8,482 fans at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Charlie Silvera caught the last 2 innings for Chicago, batting 0 for 1 and making 2 putouts in the 227th and last game of his 10-year major league career. Lloyd Merritt, the second of four St. Louis pitchers, allowed 1 hit and 3 runs--all earned--in 1+ inning, walking 4 batters and striking out 1, in the 44th and last game of his major league career.

Harry Simpson hit a 2-run home run with 1 out in the 6th inning to break a scoreless tie as the New York Yankees shut out the Boston Red Sox 2-0 before 19,063 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Tom Sturdivant allowed 6 hits in 7 innings to get the win and finish the season with a record of 16-6, while Dave Sisler allowed just 3 hits and 2 earned runs in 7 innings to fall to 7-8. Gene Mauch came to bat as a pinch hitter for the Red Sox with 2 out in the 9th and singled, in the 304th and last game of his 9-year major league career.

Gus Triandos hit a 3-run home run with 2 out in the top of the 1st inning and the Baltimore Orioles added 5 in the 9th as they beat the Washington Senators 9-1 before 1,630 fans at Griffith Stadium in Washington. Del Wight pitched a 3-hit complete game victory to finish the season at 6-6, while Washington starting pitcher Don Minnick allowed 14 hits and 8 runs--5 earned--in 7 1/3 innings to take the loss--his only major league decision--in the second and last game of his major league career.

Gus Zernial's 2-run home run with 1 out in the top of the 13th inning broke a 3-3 tie and enabled the Kansas City Athletics to defeat the Detroit Tigers 5-3 before 4,415 fans at Briggs Stadium in Detroit.

Al Smith tripled home 3 runs and scored on a single by Vic Wertz as the Cleveland Indians scored 4 runs in the top of the 8th inning and defeated the Chicago White Sox 4-1 before 3,140 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Hank Aguirre allowed 5 hits and 1 run in 7 innings to finish 1957 with a 1-1 record, while Billy Pierce allowed 7 hits and 4 earned runs in 8 innings to fall to 20-12. Joe Caffie entered the game as a pinch runner in the 8th inning and scored the first Cleveland run in the 44th and last game of his 2-year major league career.

50 years ago
1967


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): The Last Waltz--Engelbert Humperdinck (2nd week at #1)

On television tonight
Dragnet 1968, starring Jack Webb and Harry Morgan, on NBC
Tonight's episode: The Badge Racket



Politics and government
Walter Washington, a Negro, took office as the first Commissioner of Washington, D.C.

40 years ago
1977


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Way Down--Elvis Presley (2nd week at #1)

30 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): La Bamba--Los Lobos

Died on this date
Ray Madden, 95
. U.S. politician. Mr. Madden, a Democrat, was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Indiana from 1943-1977.

Disasters
Colombian officials reported that an avalanche of mud had killed at least 175 people in Medellin.

Baseball
The Minnesota Twins beat the Texas Rangers 5-3 before 9,986 fans at Arlington Stadium to clinch the American League West Division pennant for the first time in 17 years, while the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 5-4 before 29,844 fans at Jack Murphy-San Diego Stadium to clinch the National League East Division pennant for the first time in 16 years.

The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 before 34,113 fans at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto, while the Baltimore Orioles blanked the Detroit Tigers 3-0 before 20,015 fans at Tiger Stadium, leaving the Blue Jays 2 1/2 games ahead of the Tigers in the race for the American League East Division pennant. The Blue Jays had 5 games remaining, the Tigers 6.

Mike Easler's 2-run home run climaxed a 6-run 9th-inning rally as the New York Yankees overcame a 7-0 deficit to defeat the Boston Red Sox 9-7 before 20,320 fans at Yankee Stadium.

Howard Johnson doubled home Kevin McReynolds with 1 out in the top of the 2nd inning for the only run as the New York Mets edged the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 before 26,440 fans at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia. John Candelaria allowed 4 hits in 5 innings to get the win, improving his record as a Met to 2-0, while Kevin Gross allowed 4 hits and 1 earned run in 7 innings to fall to 9-15 for the season.

25 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Don't You Want Me--Felix

Disasters
A Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A300 crashed into a hill in Kathmandu, Nepal killing all 167 passengers and crew.

20 years ago
1997


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Men in Black-Will Smith (4th week at #1)

#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Tubthumping--Chumbawumba

#1 single in Austria (Ö3): Something About the Way You Look Tonight/Candle in the Wind 1997--Elton John

#1 single in Switzerland: Something About the Way You Look Tonight/Candle in the Wind 1997--Elton John (2nd week at #1)

Diplomacy
Quebec Premier Lucien Bouchard began his first official visit to France as Premier, meeting with French President Jacques Chirac in an attempt to strengthen the direct and privileged relationship between the French and Quebec governments.

Football
CFL
Toronto (12-2) 41 @ Winnipeg (3-11) 9
Edmonton (8-6) 15 @ Saskatchewan (6-8) 29
Montreal (10-4) 22 @ Calgary (8-6) 43

The Argonauts took a 39-7 halftime lead and coasted to victory over the Blue Bombers before 20,004 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. The Blue Bombers turned the ball over 10 times and took 9 penalties for 122 yards.

The Roughriders used the wind advantage--more than 50 miles per hour--in the 2nd and 3rd quarters to score 29 straight points as they beat the Eskimos before 29,361 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Edmonton quarterback Danny McManus completed just 17 of 43 passes for 225 yards, including a 15-yard touchdown to Darren Flutie in the 4th quarter. Edmonton punter Sean Fleming set a team record with a 91-yard punt.

The Stampeders overcame a 15-0 deficit to defeat the Alouettes before 27,153 fans at McMahon Stadium. Calgary scored 2 touchdowns in a 36-second span on a fake field goal and a 36-yard fumble return, with Farrell Duclair scoring the latter TD.

10 years ago
2007


Died on this date
Wally Parks, 94
. U.S. auto racing executive and journalist. Mr. Parks founded the National Hot Rod Association in 1951, and was largely responsible for promoting drag racing as a legitimate sport. He also co-founded the magazines Hot Rod and Motor Trend. Mr. Parks was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1992 and the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 1993.

Evelyn Knight, 89. U.S. singer. Mrs. Knight was popular from the mid-1940s through the early 1950s. Her singles A Little Bird Told Me and Powder Your Face with Sunshine (Smile! Smile! Smile!) both reached #1 on the Billboard chart in 1948. Mrs. Knight dropped out of show business in her late 30s.

Football
CFL
Toronto (6-7) 18 @ Edmonton (5-7-1) 11

Michael Bishop completed touchdown passes to Andre Talbot of 40 yards in the 1st quarter and 19 yards in the 3rd as the Argonauts beat the Eskimos before 31,056 fans at Commonwealth Stadium. Noel Prefontaine added 2 converts, a field goal, and single, while Sean Fleming accounted for the Edmonton scoring with 3 field goals and 2 singles. The game was disastrous for the Eskimos, because not only did they fail to score a touchdown, but receiver Quentin McCord missed a signal, allowing a Toronto defender to hit quarterback Ricky Ray, giving him a shoulder separation that put him out for the remainder of the season.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

September 27, 2017

240 years ago
1777


War
Lancaster, Pennsylvania became the capital of the United States for one day, after the Second Continental Congress evacuated Philadelphia to avoid invading British forces.

150 years ago
1867


Disasters
The Philadelphia steamship Tioga burned at sea, but passengers and crew were saved.

100 years ago
1917


Born on this date
Louis Auchincloss
. U.S. author. Mr. Auchincloss wrote more than 60 books, many of them novels about "old money" families in New York and New England. His novels included The House of Five Talents (1960); Portrait in Brownstone (1962); and East Side Story (2004). Mr. Auchincloss died of complications from a stroke on January 26, 2010 at the age of 92.

Died on this date
Edgar Degas, 83
. French painter and sculptor. Mr. Degas was mainly known for his paintings and scultures of dancers. He was one of the founders of Impressionism, although he preferred to be called a realist.

75 years ago
1942


On the radio
Stage, on CBC
Tonight's episode: Nazi Eyes on Canada

This was the second of six episodes.

Died on this date
Charlie Jaeger, 67
. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Jaeger played with the Detroit Tigers in 1904, compiling a record of 3-3 with an earned run average of 2.57 in 13 games. He played at least 8 seasons in the minor leagues from 1904-1914, compiling a record of 56-64.

Douglas Albert Munro, 22. Canadian-born U.S. sailor. Signalman First Class Munro, a native of Vancouver, British Columbia who moved with his family to Vancouver, Washington as a toddler, was fatally wounded, two weeks before his 23rd birthday, while evacuating men during the September Matanikau action on Guadalcanal. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, and remains the only member of the United States Coast Guard to receive the award.

Married on this date
Actor Hume Cronyn, a native of London, Ontario, married actress Jessica Tandy, a native of London, England.

War
German forces launched nine new assaults against Stalingrad, employing hundreds of dive bombers, and advancing through Russian minefields. In the last day of the September Matanikau action on Guadalcanal, United States Marine Corps troops barely escaped after being surrounded by Japanese forces near the Matanikau River.

Diplomacy
Nelson Rockefeller, U.S. coordinator of commercial and cultural relations with the Americas, arrived in Miami after a four-week tour of Central and South America, where he discussed with Latin American officials the possibility of aid to Spain.

Baseball
Ernie White and Johnny Beazley were the respective winning pitchers as the St. Louis Cardinals swept a doubleheader from the Chicago Cubs 9-2 and 4-1 before 31,062 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis to clinch the National League pennant for the first time since 1934.

Dixie Walker had 3 singles and 2 runs batted in to led the Brooklyn Dodgers over the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. Lloyd Waner had 3 singles, a run, and a run batted in for the Phillies.

Pinch hitter Pete Coscarart singled and eventually scored on a single by Jimmy Wasdell with 1 out in the top of the 12th inning to break a 7-7 tie as the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Cincinnati Reds 8-7 in the first game of a doubleheader before 2,070 fans at Crosley Field in Cincinnati. The Pirates scored 5 runs in the 3rd as they won the second game 7-4 to complete the sweep.

Tex Hughson pitched an 11-hit complete game, allowing 5 earned runs, while driving in 2 runs with an outfield fly and a single to improve his 1942 record to 22-6 as the Boston Red Sox withstood a 2-run 9th-inning rally to defeat the New York Yankees 7-6 before 20,000 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. The teams combined for 24 hits, but the game was played in 1 hour 32 minutes.

Jim Bagby pitched a 6-hit shutout to improve his 1942 record to 17-9 and the Detroit Tigers made 5 errors as the Cleveland Indians blanked the Tigers 8-0 before 2,000 fans at League Park in Cleveland. Charlie Gehringer came to bat as a pinch hitter and flied out to right field for the final out in the 2,323rd and last game of his 19-year major league career.

70 years ago
1947


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Near You--Francis Craig and his Orchestra (2nd week at #1)

Space
Harvard University Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts announced the discovery by astronomer M.J. Bester of the comet Eridanus.

Diplomacy
Yugoslavian President Marshal Josip Broz Tito invited seven prominent Americans, including former State Secretary James Byrnes and author John Gunther, to visit Yugoslavia and "see for themselves" that the country was not menacing Greece.

Colombia ceded to Ecuador the 772-square-mile San Miguel Triangle, which the two countries had disputed for 25 years.

Politics and government
Former Nicaraguan President and Conservative Party leader Emiliano Chamorro was exiled to El Salvador on subversion charges.

Labour
The U.S. National Labor Relations Board ruled that employers could not use their new right to demand bargaining elections under the Taft-Hatley Act if the unions involved had not filed affidavits attesting that their leaders were not Communists.

Horse racing
Armed defeated Assault in a $100,000 match race at Belmont Park, New York.

Football
IRFU
Montreal (1-3) 7 @ Hamilton (1-3) 11
Ottawa (4-1) 0 @ Toronto (3-2) 8

WIFU
Calgary (1-2) 7 @ Saskatchewan (1-2) 12

ORFU
Sarnia (0-4) 15 @ Ottawa (1-2-1) 20
Toronto Indians (2-2-1) 7 @ Windsor (2-3) 12

Gabe Patterson made a 62-yard rush in the 3rd quarter and caught a 75-yard touchdown pass from Stan Stasica later in the quarter to lead the Roughriders over the Stampeders before 4,000 fans at Taylor Field in Regina in a game postponed from a week earlier because of heavy rain. Mr. Noel scored the other Saskatchewan touchdown on a 26-yard pass from Mr. Stasica in the 2nd quarter; Mr. Patterson converted both. Darrelll Wardien scored a touchdown and convert for the Stampeders.

Canadian university
Pre-season
Toronto 65 @ Saskatchewan 0

60 years ago
1957


Hit parade
#1 single in France (IFOP): Bambino--Dalida (26th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Diana--Paul Anka (5th week at #1)

Diplomacy
King Saud of Saudi Arabia completed three days of talks in Damascus with Syrian leaders by declaring publicly that he deplored "every aggression on Syria and on any other Arab country from whatever source it comes."

Defense
The United States and five Baghdad Pact members agreed to expand the pact's program to counter U.S.S.R. penetration of the Middle East.

Field Marshal Sarit Thanarat was proclaimed supreme commander of Thailand's armed forces, relinquishing his post as Bangkok military governor.

Politics and government
The Haitian military junta led by General Antonio Kebreau declared a state of siege to combat political unrest following the disputed September 22 presidential election.

Law
U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation Director J. Edgar Hoover accused Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus of "disseminating falsehoods" in claiming that the FBI had held teenage girls incommunicado in Little Rock.

50 years ago
1967


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): The Last Waltz--Engelbert Humperdinck (4th week at #1)

Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Don't Sleep in the Subway--Petula Clark
2 Up-Up and Away--The 5th Dimension
3 It Must Be Him--Vikki Carr
4 All You Need is Love/Baby, You're a Rich Man--The Beatles
5 I Dig Rock and Roll Music--Peter, Paul and Mary
6 San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)--Scott McKenzie
7 The Day I Met Marie--Cliff Richard
8 The Monkees Vol. 1 (EP): (Theme from) The Monkees--The Monkees
9 Ode to Billie Joe--Bobbie Gentry
10 In the Chapel in the Moonlight--Dean Martin

Singles entering the chart were The Last Waltz by Engelbert Humperdinck (#33); Itchycoo Park by Small Faces (#34); Living in a Child's Dream by Masters Apprentices (#36); Twelve Thirty by the Mamas and the Papas (#37); and There is a Mountain by Donovan (#39).

Space
Pacific 2 was launched from Cape Kennedy, Florida by Communications Satellite Corporation (COMSAT) as a radio relay station over the central Pacific Ocean.

Economics and finance
The Bank of Canada raised its lending rate from 4 1/2% to 5%.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (3-7) 1 @ British Columbia (2-6-1) 17

Bernie Faloney completed a touchdown pass to Leroy Sledge and Craig Murray returned an interception 51 yards for another TD as the Lions beat the Blue Bombers before 25,142 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver.

40 years ago
1977


On television tonight
Family, on ABC
Tonight's episode: The First Time

The René Simard Show, on CBC

This was the first broadcast of the variety program which was the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's failed attempt to promote the Quebec teen idol as a national star.

30 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): La Bamba--Los Lobos (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Boys (Summertime Love)--Sabrina (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in France: Joe le taxi--Vanessa Paradis (9th week at #1)

Track and field
Jacqueline Gareau won the Montréal Marathon; André Viger finished second.

Football
CFL
Calgary (6-7) 33 @ Hamilton (6-6) 17
British Columbia (8-4) 20 @ Saskatchewan (3-8-1) 35

Rick Worman completed touchdown passes of 23 and 85 yards to Larry Willis and rushed for a touchdown of his own to lead the Stampeders over the Tiger-Cats before 14,189 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium. The only Hamilton touchdown was scored by quarterback Tom Porras on a 4-yard rush with 46 seconds remaining in the game. Mr. Porras then threw to Jacques Chapdelaine for a 2-point convert. Mr. Willis caught 4 passes for 166 yards, while Tony Champion of the Tiger-Cats caught 6 for 134. Hamilton’s Johnnie Jones led all rushers with 101 yards on 10 carries.

Dave Ridgway kicked 5 field goals and 2 converts as the Roughriders beat the Lions before 24,682 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Walter Bender rushed 23 times for 79 yards and scored the first Saskatchewan touchdown. Safety Glen Suitor scored the Roughriders’ other touchdown on a 34-yard interception return. Jim Sandusky scored both B.C. touchdowns, on a 75-yard pass from starting quarterback Roy Dewalt in the 2nd quarter, and a 22-yard pass from backup quarterback Greg Vavra with 26 seconds remaining in the game. Saskatchewan quarterback Jeff Bentrim completed just 8 of 21 passes for 99 yards. Messrs. Dewalt and Vavra completed just 17 of 40, but for 375 yards.

Baseball
Kirk Gibson hit a home run in the top of the 9th inning off Tom Henke to tie the game 2-2 and then drove in Jim Walewander with a bloop single off Jeff Musselman in the top of the 13th inning as the Detroit Tigers avoided a series sweep and edged the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 before 46,346 fans at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto to stay with 2 1/2 games of the American League East Division leaders. The Blue Jays had a 96-60 record after the loss, while the Tigers were 93-62. Alexix Infante made his major league debut with the Blue Jays as a pinch runner for Ernie Whitt with 2 out in the bottom of the 13th, but was erased on a force play to end the game.

The San Francisco Giants clinched a tie for the National League West Division pennant with a 15-6 win over the Atlanta Braves before 26,019 fans at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. 48-year-old Phil Niekro, who had pitched with the Braves from 1964-1983 before moving on to the New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, and most recently, the Toronto Blue Jays, started on the mound for Atlanta in a farewell appearance. He pitched 3 scoreless innings as the Braves built a 5-0 lead, but faced 5 batters in the 4th, all of whom scored. Mr. Niekro left with no decision in the 866th and last game of his 24-year major league career. Candy Maldonado hit a grand slam and drove in 6 runs for the Giants, while Juan Uribe made 4 hits and scored 4 runs.

25 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Achy Breaky Heart--Billy Ray Cyrus (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Austria (Ö3): Raumschiff Edelweiss--Edelweiss (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Rhythm is a Dancer--Snap! (14th week at #1)

Died on this date
Hugh Keenleyside, 94
. Canadian diplomat and politician. Mr. Keenleyside was Canada's ambassador to Mexico from 1944 to 1947 and Commissioner of the Northwest Territories from 1947-1950.

Hal Smith, 90. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Smith played with the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1932-1935, compiling a record of 12-11 with an earned run average of 3.77 in 51 games. He played 8 seasons in the minor leagues from 1926-1936, compiling a record of 97-73 in 265 games.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (3-9) 23 @ Ottawa (7-5) 27
Calgary (8-4) 16 @ Winnipeg (6-6) 17

Quarterback Scott Campbell rushed 1 yard for a touchdown with 3:56 remaining in regulation time and Terry Baker kicked a 14-yard field goal with 17 seconds remaining as the Rough Riders edged the Lions before 24,938 fans at Lansdowne Park. Mr. Campbell’s touchdown was set up by a 37-yard interception return by Charles Gordon, one of 10 turnovers that the teams combined to produce. B.C. quarterback Danny Barrett rushed 2 yards for the Lions’ first touchdown in the 1st quarter, while defensive tackle Lee Johnson returned a fumble 18 yards for the other B.C. touchdown in the 2nd quarter. James Ellingson scored the first Ottawa touchdown on a 13-yard pass from Tom Burgess in the 1st quarter, and Darren Joseph rushed 9 yards for a Rough Rider TD in the 2nd quarter.

Troy Westwood kicked 2 field goals and a single with a 40-mile per hour wind behind him in the 4th quarter to give the Blue Bombers their win over the Stampeders before 24,694 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. The winning point was a single on a missed 33-yard field goal attempt with 3:50 remaining in regulation time. Mr. Westwood finished with 4 field goals and 2 singles. The game’s only touchdown was scored in the 1st quarter by the Stampeders on a 20-yard pass from Doug Flutie to Andy McVey. Mr. Flutie completed just 16 of 40 passes for 223 yards. The Blue Bombers outrushed the Stampeders 243 yards to 70, led by Michael Richardson’s 193 yards on 27 carries.

Baseball
Jack Morris allowed 3 hits and no runs in 6 innings to earn his 20th win of the season as the Toronto Blue Jays routed the New York Yankees 12-2 before 21,413 fans at Yankee Stadium. The Blue Jays scored 9 runs in the first 3 innings. Joe Carter led the Toronto attack by batting 4 for 5 with a triple, 2 runs, and 4 runs batted in. Gerald Williams broke up the shutout with a 2-run home run in the 9th inning.

The Boston Red Sox scored 4 runs in the 3rd inning as they beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-1 before 45,597 fans at Oriole Park. Wade Boggs led the Boston attack, batting 4 for 5 with a double and 3 runs. Joe Hesketh allowed 4 hits and 1 earned run in 8 innings to improve his 1992 record to 7-9, while Rick Sutcliffe allowed 8 hits and 5 runs--4 earned--in 2 1/3 innings to fall to 16-15. He was relieved by Pat Clements, who allowed 3 hits and 1 unearned run in 3 1/3 innings, walking 2 batters and striking out 1, in the 288th and last game of his 8-year major league career. Mike Flanagan pitched the final 2 innings for the Orioles, allowing 2 hits and no runs, striking out 1 batter and walking none, in the 529th and last game of his 18-year major league career. Rick Dempsey caught the last 2 innings for Baltimore, batting 0 for 1 and making 1 putout in the 1,766th and last game of his 24-year major league career.

Rob Deer drove in 4 runs with a home run and a double, and Mickey Tettleton added a 3-run homer as the Detroit Tigers hammered the Cleveland Indians 13-3 before 14,330 fans at Tiger Stadium. The Tigers scored 3 runs in the 1st inning and 5 in the 3rd.

Frank Thomas singled home Joey Cora with none out in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Chicago White Sox a 3-2 win over the California Angels before 30,865 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago.

John Smiley pitched a 5-hitter to improve his 1992 record to 15-9 as the Minnesota Twins shut out the Kansas City Royals 4-0 before 22,388 fans at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis. Shane Mack's 2-run home run off Chris Haney in the bottom of the 1st inning provided all the necessary scoring.

Randy Johnson of the Seattle Mariners tied Ron Guidry's American League record for strikeouts by lefthanded pitchers in a 9-inning game when he struck out 18 in 8 innings in a 3-2 loss to the Texas Rangers before 27,538 fans at Arlington Stadium. Nolan Ryan, who struck out 19 batters in a 9-inning game on August 12, 1974, started on the mound for Texas and struck out 5 in 7 innings. Neither starting pitcher got the decision. David Hulse led off the bottom of the 9th inning with a single, advanced to third base as a result of 2 errors, and scored the winning run on a sacrifice fly by Rafael Palmeiro.

Gary Carter doubled home Larry Walker with 2 out in the bottom of the 7th inning for the only run as the Montreal Expos edged the Chicago Cubs 1-0 before 41,802 fans at Olympic Stadium in Montreal. Tim Laker then ran for Mr. Carter, who was playing the 2,296th and last game of his 18-year major league career.

Pinch hitter Jim Lindeman singled home Braulio Castillo with 2 out in the bottom of the 8th inning to break a 5-5 tie as the Philadelphia Phillies edged the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 to gain a split of their twi-night doubleheader before 20,274 fans at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia. Rheal Cormier pitched a 4-hitter to improve his 1992 record to 9-10 and the Cardinals scored 4 runs in the 2nd as they won the first game 8-1.

Terry Pendleton singled and scored on a double by Brian Hunter with 2 out in the top of the 9th inning to tie the score 1-1, and then singled home Otis Nixon with 2 out in the top of the 10th with the winning run as the Atlanta Braves edged the San Diego Padres 2-1 before 16,884 fans at Jack Murphy-San Diego Stadium.

20 years ago
1997


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): I'll Be Missing You--Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans and 112 (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Candle in the Wind 1997--Elton John

#1 single in France (SNEP): Candle in the Wind 1997--Elton John (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Something About the Way You Look Tonight/Candle in the Wind 1997--Elton John (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Wallonia (Ultratop 40): Something About the Way You Look Tonight/Candle in the Wind 1997--Elton John (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Candle in the Wind 1997/Something About the Way You Look Tonight--Elton John (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): Candle in the Wind 1997/Something About the Way You Look Tonight--Elton John (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Honey--Mariah Carey (3rd week at #1)

10 years ago
2007


Died on this date
Dale Houston, 67
. U.S. singer. Mr. Houston and Grace Broussard recorded as Dale and Grace, and the pair were known for the hit singles I'm Leaving it Up to You (#1, Billboard Hot 100, 1963) and Stop and Think it Over (#8, 1964). Mr. Houston died of heart failure.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dale_Houston

Space
The United States launched the Dawn probe, with the mission of studying Vesta and Ceres, two of the three known protoplanets of the asteroid belt.