Sunday, 7 October 2018

October 2, 2018

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Julia Dimitrieva!

125 years ago

Born on this date
Leroy Shield
. U.S. composer. Mr. Shield was best known for composing scores for comedy films of the Hal Roach studio in the 1930s. His song Teacher's Pet became the theme song for the Our Gang series of short films. Mr. Shield later worked in radio with NBC, and died on January 9, 1962 at the age of 68.

110 years ago

Addie Joss of the Cleveland Naps pitched a perfect game, improving his 1908 record to 24-11, as the Naps edged the Chicago White Sox 1-0 at League Park in Cleveland. Losing pitcher Ed Walsh allowed 4 hits, striking out 15 batters and walking just 1 in pitching a complete game, dropping to 39-15. Chicago catcher Osee Schrecengost batted 0 for 2 and made 12 putouts and an assist in the 895th and last game of his major league career, while pinch hitter John Anderson made the final out in the 1,636th game of his 14-year major league career.

The Detroit Tigers scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to defeat the St. Louis Browns 7-6 at Bennett Park in Detroit, remaining 1/2 game ahead of the Naps in the American League pennant race.

Clyde Milan and Otis Clymer each hit his only home run of the season as part of a 19-hit attack, helping the Washington Nationals rout the New York Highlanders 12-2 at Hilltop Park in New York. Mr. Clymer batted 4 for 4 with a double and 3 runs. The Nationals hit just 8 home runs in 1908. Joe Lake, who pitched the last 6 innings for New York in relief of losing starter Bill Hogg, hit a solo home run in the 7th inning. Mr. Hogg allowed 8 hits and 5 runs in 3 innings, finishing the season at 4-16 in the 117th and last game of his 4-year major league career. The game was played in just 1 hour 30 minutes.

The Boston Red Sox scored 3 runs in both the 5th and 8th innings as they beat the Philadelphia Athletics 8-1 at Columbia Park in Philadelphia. Eddie Cicotte pitched a 7-hit complete game victory, and singled and scored a run. Philadelphia third baseman Frank Manush batted 0 for 3 with 1 putout in his 23rd and last major league game.

George Gibson hit a solo home run in the 7th inning and Honus Wagner added a homer in the 9th to enable the Pittsburgh Pirates to edge the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 to complete a sweep of their doubleheader before 4,500 fans at Robison Field in St. Louis. The sweep left the Pirates 1/2 game ahead of the Chicago Cubs and New York Giants in the National League pennant race. Howie Camnitz pitched a 7-hitter to win the pitchers' duel over Charlie Rhodes, who allowed just 6 hits. The Pirates scored 4 runs in the 3rd inning as they won the first game 7-4. Ernie Courtney came to bat as a pinch hitter in the 9th inning of the first game and made an out in the 558th and last game of his 6-year major league career.

Three Finger Brown pitched a 4-hitter to improve his 1908 record to 27-9 as he led the Chicago Cubs to a 5-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds before just 400 fans at Palace of the Fans in Cincinnati.

The New York Giants scored all their runs in the 1st inning as they beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-2 before 3,500 fans at Baker Bowl in Philadelphia. New York second baseman Buck Herzog batted 3 for 5 with a run and 2 runs batted in, and started a double play.

The Brooklyn Superbas scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to edge the Boston Doves 3-2 at Washington Park in Brooklyn in a game that was played in 1 hour 18 minutes. Jim Pastorius pitched a 7-hitter to improve his record for the season to 4-20, winning the pitchers' duel over Patsy Flaherty, who dropped to 12-17 while also pitching a 7-hitter.

90 years ago

Impressions that Costa Rica was hostile to the Monroe Doctrine were dispelled by Senor Don Manuel Castro Quesada on presenting his letters of credence to U.S. President Calvin Coolidge as Minister to the United States, succeeding Senor Don J. Rafael Oreamuno.

Politics and government
The New York State Democratic Convention, meeting in Rochester, nominated Franklin D. Roosevelt for Governor of New York and renominated R.S. Copeland to represent New York in the U.S. Senate. A full ticket was also named.

The first air mail plane from Mexico City to Laredo, Texas and the first from Laredo to Mexico City reached their destinations.

The "Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God", commonly known as Opus Dei, was founded in Madrid by Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer.

74 members of the New York bar were named for disciplinary action in a report on ambulance chasing handed to the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court. It was recommended that contingent fees be limited to one-third of the sum recovered.

80 years ago

Died on this date
Alexandru Averescu, 79
. Prime Minister of Romania, 1918, 1920-1921, 1926-1927. Marshal Averescu was an Armed Forces commander during World War I before entering politics as leader of the People's Party. His three terms as Prime Minister added up to about 13 months. Marshal Avenescu supported the restoration of King Carol to the throne in 1930, but eventually had a falling out with the monarch, although he returned to government as minister without portfolio shortly before his death.

75 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Sunday, Monday or Always--Bing Crosby and the Ken Darby Singers (4th week at #1)

Died on this date
John Evans, 87
. U.K.-born Australian politician. Sir John emigrated with his family at the age of 4. A Commonwealth Liberal and Nationalist, he served in the Tasmanian Parliament from 1897-1937, and was Premier of Tasmania from 1904-1909.

Allied forces entered Benvenuto, 35 miles northeast of Naples. U.S.S.R. forces advanced 9 miles in their drive toward Gomel and Mogilev in White Russia. Australian troops captured the Japanese base at Finschhafen, New Guinea.

The Swedish government announced that the Swedish minister to Germany had notified German authorities that Sweden would provide asylum for 7,000 Jews arrested in Denmark on September 30 during Rosh Hashanah festivities.

Politics and government
Democratic National Committee Chairman Frank Walker announced that each of the 38 states that had voted for U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940 would have two additional delegates-at-large for the 1944 Democratic National Convention.

Regina (1-1) 14 @ Winnipeg United Services (0-2) 6

George Cullen scored a touchdown, convert, and field goal as the All-Services Roughriders defeated United Services at Osborne Stadium. Sammy Radu scored the other Regina touchdown. Paul Gates scored United Services' first touchdown of the season, converted by Lee Sherman.

The U.S. Army cancelled a tour by major league teams of Pacific war areas because of transportation shortages.

70 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard) (Best Seller): Twelfth Street Rag--Pee Wee Hunt and his Orchestra (6th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 A Tree in the Meadow--Margaret Whiting (2nd week at #1)
2 It's Magic--Doris Day
--Dick Haymes and Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra
--Tony Martin
--Gordon MacRae
3 My Happiness--The Pied Pipers
--Ella Fitzgerald
--Jon and Sondra Steele
4 Twelfth Street Rag--Pee Wee Hunt and his Orchestra
5 You Call Everybody Darlin'--Al Trace and the Revelers
--The Andrews Sisters
--Jack Smith and the Clark Sisters
--Anne Vincent
6 Underneath the Arches--Primo Scala’s Banjo and Accordian Orchestra with the Keynotes
--The Andrews Sisters
7 Hair of Gold, Eyes of Blue--Gordon MacRae and the Starlighters
--Jerry Murad's Harmonicats
--Jack Emerson
8 Love Somebody--Doris Day and Buddy Clark
9 Cool Water--Vaughn Monroe and the Sons of the Pioneers
10 Rambling Rose--Perry Como and the Satisfiers

There were no singles entering the chart.

The musical Finian's Rainbow closed at the 49th Street Theatre on Broadway in New York after 725 performances since January 10, 1947.

World events
The Palestine National Assembly in Gaza proclaimed Palestine's independence as an Arab state, denouncing the Jews as "aggressive intruders."

Politics and government
Ontario Premier George Drew was chosen on the first ballot as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada at the party's leadership convention at Ottawa Coliseum, replacing the retiring John Bracken. Mr. Drew took 827 votes to 311 for John Diefenbaker and 104 for Donald Fleming.

Domingo Diaz Arosemena was inaugurated as President of Panama, and pledged cooperation with the United States in defending the Panama Canal.

The Argentine government revoked the press privileges of five foreign correspondents in the aftermath of an alleged plot to assassinate Argentine President Juan Peron.

Columbia University geologists announced the discovery in Belgian Congo of sengierite, a uranium-bearing mineral.

Toronto (3-3) 8 @ Montreal (3-3) 17
Ottawa (5-1) 26 @ Hamilton (1-5) 6

Calgary (7-0) 12 @ Saskatchewan (1-7) 11

Mr. Kliewer and Harry Hood scored touchdowns for the Stampeders, both converted by Fred Wilmot, as they edged the Roughriders at Taylor Field in Regina. Sully Glasser scored the Saskatchewan touchdown, while Gabe Patterson converted and added a field goal.

Ted Williams hit a 2-run home run in the bottom of the 1st inning and doubled and scored in the 3rd to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 5-1 win over the New York Yankees before 32,118 fans at Fenway Park in Boston, eliminating the defending World Series champion Yankees from the American League pennant race. Jack Kramer pitched a 5-hit complete game victory. George McQuinn came to bat for the Yankees as a pinch hitter and grounded out to end the game, in the 1,550th and last game of his 12-year major league career.

The Cleveland Indians scored 5 runs in the bottom of the 4th inning to break a 0-0 tie and coasted to an 8-0 win over the Detroit Tigers before 56,235 fans at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, leaving the Indians 1 game ahead of the Boston Red Sox in the AL pennant race with 1 game remaining for both teams. Gene Bearden pitched an 8-hitter to improve his 1948 record to 19-7, while Larry Doby batted 4 for 4 with 2 doubles and 2 runs.

60 years ago

On television tonight
The Unforeseen, on CBC
Tonight's episode: A Terribly Strange Bed

This was the first episode of the series.

At the movies
Miércoles de ceniza (Ash Wednesday), directed by Roberto Gavaldón and starring María Félix and Arturo de Córdova, opened in theatres in Mexico.

Guinea declared her independence from France, with Sekou Toure as Prime Minister. He named a 16-member cabinet, taking the defense and foreign affairs ministries himself.

Politics and government
Delegates to the British Labour Party annual conference rejected left-wing resolutions demanding U.K. renunciation of the hydrogen bomb, a ban on British missile bases, and the closing of U.S. air bases in Britain.

United Auto Workers of America and General Motors reached a three-year contract settlement covering 275,000 workers, similar to contracts negotiated earlier with Ford and Chrysler.

World Series
New York Yankees 5 @ Milwaukee Braves 13 (Milwaukee led best-of-seven series 2-0)

Bill Bruton led off the bottom of the 1st inning with a home run and Lou Burdette hit a 3-run homer as the Braves scored 7 runs in the inning and coasted to victory before 46,367 fans.

50 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): Those were the Days--Mary Hopkin (2nd week at #1)

Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Help Yourself--Tom Jones (3rd week at #1)
2 Harper Valley P.T.A.--Jeannie C. Riley
3 Dream a Little Dream of Me--Mama Cass
4 Do it Again--The Beach Boys
5 I've Gotta Get a Message to You/Kitty Can--The Bee Gees
6 Classical Gas--Mason Williams
7 MacArthur Park--Richard Harris
8 The Orange and the Green/(The Puppet Song) Whiskey on a Sunday--The Irish Rovers
9 Abergavenny--Marty Wilde
10 You Keep Me Hangin' On--The Vanilla Fudge

Singles entering the chart were Hey Jude/Revolution by the Beatles (#16); Street Fighting Man/No Expectations by the Rolling Stones (#26); Fire by the Crazy World of Arthur Brown (#33); On the Road Again by Canned Heat (#38); Hold On! I'm Comin' by Sam & Dave (#39); and To Wait for Love by Herb Alpert (#40).

At the movies
Coogan's Bluff, directed by Don Siegel, and starring Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb, Susan Clark, and Don Stroud, opened in theatres.

Born on this date
Sextuplets--boys Ian and Roger, and girls Lynne, Julie, Susan, and an unnamed girl who died shortly afterward--were born prematurely in Birmingham, England to Sheila Thorns, on her 30th birthday in the first recorded case of live sextuplets in Britain.

Politics and government
Justice Minister Jean-Jacques Bertrand was sworn in as Premier of Québec, six days after the death of Daniel Johnson.

Mexican President Gustavo Díaz Ordaz ordered police and soldiers to suppress a demonstration of students, 10 days before the opening of the 1968 Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City. Of the 10,000 students at the Plaza de las Tres Culturas in Mexico City, an estimated 300-400 were killed.

U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation establishing North Cascades National Park in Washington and Redwood National Park in California.

World Series
Detroit Tigers 0 @ St. Louis Cardinals 4 (St. Louis led best-of-seven series 1-0)

Bob Gibson set a World Series single-game record with 17 strikeouts as the Cardinals shut out the Tigers before 54,692 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium.

40 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): You're the One that I Want--John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John (7th week at #1)

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Tomei Ningen--Pink Lady

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Lay Love on You--Luisa Fernández

M.I.U. Album by the Beach Boys was released on Brother/Reprise Records.

Bucky Dent's 3-run home run in the bottom of the 7th inning was the key hit for the New York Yankees as they edged the Boston Red Sox 5-4 before 32,925 fans at Fenway Park in Boston to win a 1-game playoff for the American League East Division pennant. Ron Guidry allowed 6 hits and 2 runs--earned--in 6 1/3 innings to pick up the win and finish the season with a record of 25-3. Bob Bailey struck out as a pinch hitter for the Red Sox in the 7th inning in the 1,931st and last game of his 17-year major league career.

30 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Cecilia--Times Two (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Hand in Hand--Koreana (3rd week at #1)

Died on this date
Hamengkubuwono IX, 76
. Indonesian politician. Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX, born Raden Mas Dorodjatun, was Sultan of Yogyakarta (1940-1988) and 2nd Vice President of Indonesia (1973-1978) during the rule of President Suharto. He held numerous other offices in a political career spanning almost 50 years. Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono died of a sudden internal bleeding while on a visit to Washington, D.C.

Frederick Hauck, Commander of U.S. space shuttle Discovery mission STS-26, led a tribute by the crew to the astronauts who had been killed in the space shuttle Challenger explosion on January 28, 1986.

The Summer Olympic Games closed in Seoul. The U.S.S.R. led in medals, followed by East Germany and the United States, with Canada tenth.

Saskatchewan (8-5) 20 @ Winnipeg (7-6) 32
Ottawa (1-12) 12 @ Edmonton (9-4) 40

Sean Salisbury made his first start at quarterback for the Blue Bombers and passed for 267 yards in directing them to victory over the Roughriders at Winnipeg Stadium. Tom Muecke was scheduled to start at quarterback for Winnipeg, but an elbow injury flared up during the pre-game warmup.

Tracy Ham and Damon Allen quarterbacked an offense that produeced 561 yards as the Eskimos easily beat the Rough Riders before 28,052 fans on a nice Sunday afternoon at Commonwealth Stadium. Edmonton slotback Tom Richards caught 8 passes for 203 yards.

25 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)--Meat Loaf (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy: Living on My Own--Freddie Mercury

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): El Gallinero--Ramírez (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (VRT): Living on My Own--Freddie Mercury

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

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): What's Up?--4 Non Blondes (9th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): Boom! Shake the Room--DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince (2nd week at #1)

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

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Dreamlover--Mariah Carey (2nd week at #1)
2 Right Here/Human Nature--SWV
3 If--Janet Jackson
4 The River of Dreams--Billy Joel
5 (I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You--UB40
6 Will You Be There--Michael Jackson
7 Whoomp! (There it Is)--Tag Team
8 Another Sad Love Song--Toni Braxton
9 Lately--Jodeci
10 I Get Around/Keep Ya Head Up--2 Pac

Singles entering the chart were Just Kickin' It by Xscape (#52); All That She Wants by Ace of Base (#55); Anniversary by Tony Toni Tone (#70); Breakadawn by De La Soul (#75); Human Wheels by John Mellencamp (#77); and Let Me Ride by Dr. Dre (#79).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Dreamlover--Mariah Carey (3rd week at #1)
2 The River of Dreams--Billy Joel
3 If--Janet Jackson
4 Rain--Madonna
5 Reason to Believe--Rod Stewart
6 Runaway Train--Soul Asylum
7 Will You Be There--Michael Jackson
8 Cryin'--Aerosmith
9 Two Steps Behind--Def Leppard
10 Believe--Lenny Kravitz

Singles entering the chart were Lemon by U2 (#79); Fields of Gray by Bruce Hornsby (#83); Peace Pipe by Cry of Love (#86); Lovin' Arms by Darden Smith (#89); Pink Cashmere by Prince (#94); Art of Loving by the Boomers (#95); Is There Any Love in Your Heart by Lenny Kravitz (#96); Wild World by Mr. Big (#98); and All That She Wants by Ace of Base (#99).

Hardline pro-Communist demonstrators fought running battles in Moscow with security forces loyal to Russian President Boris Yeltsin.

Hamilton (5-9) 10 @ Winnipeg (10-4) 61
Edmonton (8-6) 34 @ Sacramento (3-10) 13

Matt Dunigan threw 4 touchdown passes and Sammy Garza and Tom Porras added 1 each as the Blue Bombers routed the Tiger-Cats before 26,386 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Gerald Wilcox and Gerald Alphin each caught 2 TD passes, and Chris Johnstone and David Williams each caught 1 for the Blue Bombers. Linebacker Elfrid Payton scored the other Winnipeg touchdown on a 47-yard fumble return. Troy Westwood added 7 converts and 4 field goals. Lee Knight rushed 1 yard for the only Hamilton touchdown in the 1st quarter.

Damon Allen threw touchdown passes of 58, 71, and 11 yards to Eddie Brown and another of 37 yards to Henry "Gizmo" Williams as the Eskimos eliminated the Gold Miners from playoff contention before 15,914 fans at Hornet Field. The only Sacramento touchdown was scored in the 1st quarter on a 9-yard pass from David Archer to Titus Dixon.

Alberta 6 @ Calgary 35

20 years ago

Died on this date
Gene Autry, 91
. U.S. actor, musician, and baseball owner. Mr. Autry, born Orvon Grover Autry, became famous as a singing cowboy in movies, radio, television, and recordings from the 1930s through the 1950s. He was perhaps best known for the songs Back in the Saddle Again and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Mr. Autry was the first owner of the Los Angeles/California/Anaheim Angels, owning the club from its entry into the American League as an expansion team in 1961 until 1997. He died of lymphoma, three days after his 91st birthday.

Olivier Gendebien, 74. Belgian auto racing driver. Mr. Gendebien was regarded as perhaps the greatest sports car racer in history, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1958, 1960, 1961, and 1962. He participated in 15 Formula One races from 1956-1961, with a best finish of second in the French Grand Prix in 1960. Mr. Gendebien retired after his final Le Mans victory.

The St. Lawrence Seaway Authority transferred operational control of the Canadian portion of the Seaway to the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, a not-for-profit corporation; the government of Canada continued to own the infrastructure and act as regulator.

American League Division Series
New York 4 @ Texas 0 (New York won best-of-five series 3-0)

Cleveland 4 @ Boston 3 (Cleveland led best-of-five series 2-1)

10 years ago

Politics and government
The English-language debate of federal party leaders took place as part of the Canadian federal election campaign.

American League Division Series
Chicago 4 @ Tampa Bay 6 (Tampa Bay led best-of-five series 1-0)

National League Division Series
Milwaukee 2 @ Philadelphia 5 (Philadelphia led best-of-five series 2-0)

Los Angeles 10 @ Chicago 3 (Los Angeles led best-of-five series 2-0)

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