Wednesday, 30 September 2020

September 30, 2020

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Connie LeGrand and Chelsea Moberly!

1,600 years ago

Died on this date
Jerome, 73 (?)
. Roman theologian. Jerome, born Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus, was ordained in the late 370s. He was best known for the Latin Vulgate (382-405)--his translation of most of the Bible--as well as his commentaries on Scripture. Jerome is a saint and a doctor of the Roman Catholic Church.

500 years ago

Suleiman the Magnificent was proclaimed Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.

250 years ago

Died on this date
George Whitefield, 55
. English-born clergyman. Mr. Whitefield was an Anglican who became one of the founders of Methodism. He preached a moderate form of Calvinism, and differed with Methodist founder John Wesley on issues such as eternal election, perseverance of the saints, and sanctification. Mr. Whitefield was cross-eyed and small of stature, but his booming voice enabled him to be heard by thousands of people at once in the open air. He arrived in America in 1738 and became one of the most popular preachers of the 18th century. He and Jonathan Edwards were the most noteworthy preachers of the "Great Awakening" in both Britain and America.

150 years ago

Born on this date
Jean Perrin
. French physicist and chemist. Dr. Perrin was awarded the 1926 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his work on the discontinuous structure of matter, and especially for his discovery of sedimentation equilibrium." He fled to the United States after the Nazi invasion of France in 1940, and died in New York City on April 17, 1942 at the age of 71.

Thomas W. Lamont. U.S. banker. Mr. Lamont joined of the board of directors of J.P. Morgan & Co. in 1911, and served as Chairman of the Board from 1943 until his death. He was one of the U.S.A.'s most influential bankers, drawing up the Dawes and Young Plans for German World War I reparations Mr. Lamont was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a supporter of Italian Fascism. He died on February 2, 1948 at the age of 77, and bequeathed $5 million to his alma mater, Harvard University; $1 million to the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and $4 million to other educational institutions.

125 years ago

Born on this date
Lewis Milestone
. Russian-born U.S. movie director. Mr. Milestone, born Leib Milstein, moved to the United States at the age of 18. He directed more than 50 movies in a career spanning 45 years, and won Academy Awards for Two Arabian Knights (1927) and All Quiet on the Western Front (1930). Mr. Milestone died on September 25, 1980, five days before his 85th birthday, and 10 years to the day after the death of Erich Maria Remarque, the author of the novel All Quiet on the Western Front.

Madagascar became a French protectorate.

110 years ago

Born on this date
Jennings Poindexter
. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Poindexter played with the Boston Red Sox (1936) and Philadelphia Phillies (1939), compiling a record of 0-2 with an earned run average of 4.83 in 14 games. He played 11 seasons in the minor leagues (1935-1947), winning at least 101 and losing at least 81. Mr. Poindexter died of a heart attack while battling lung cancer on March 3, 1983 at the age of 72.

Frank Skaff. U.S. baseball player, coach, manager, and scout. Mr. Skaff was a first baseman with the Brooklyn Dodgers (1935) and Philadelphia Athletics (1943), battting .320 with 1 home run and 11 runs batted in in 38 games. He played 11 seasons in the minor leagues (1935-1948), hitting at least 112 home runs. Mr. Skaff was the Detroit Tigers' first base coach at the beginning of the 1966 season, but managed the club in the last half of 1966 after both Chuck Dressen and Bob Swift fell fatally ill. Mr. Skaff led the Tigers to a 40-39 record, but worked as a scout for the club from 1967-1970, returning as first base coach for the 1971 season. He died on April 12, 1988 at the age of 77, while on a scouting trip for the Tigers in Maryland.

Ray Jansen of the St. Louis Browns played his only game in the major leagues, batting 4 for 5 with 2 putouts, 5 assists, and 3 errors at third base as the Browns lost 9-1 to the Chicago White Sox before 1,000 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. The Browns amassed 16 hits against winning pitcher Fred Olmstead (9-12).

The Philadelphia Phillies scored 8 runs in the top of the 8th inning to overcome a 6-1 deficit, but the Brooklyn Superbas rallied for 3 in the bottom of the 9th, and the game was called after 10 innings with the score tied 9-9 before 1,000 fans at Washington Park in Brooklyn. Philadelphia catcher Johnny Bates and Brooklyn first baseman Jake Daubert each had 4 hits, with Mr. Daubert hitting a home run.

Pinch hitter Beals Becker's grand slam was the big blow of a 6-run 5th inning for the New York Giants as they beat the Boston Doves 17-8 before 1,283 fans at South End Grounds in Boston. Dick Rudolph, the third and last New York pitcher, allowed 2 hits and 1 run in 1 inning, striking out 2 batters and walking none to get the save in his first major league game.

80 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Till the Lights of London Shine Again--The Joe Loss Orchestra (2nd month at #1)

On the radio

75 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Don't Fence Me In--Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters (1st month at #1)

43 people were killed in the Bourne End rail crash in Hertfordshire, England.

Chicago Cardinals (0-2) 0 @ Cleveland (1-0) 21
Chicago Bears (0-1) 21 @ Green Bay (1-0) 31

Hank Greenberg's grand slam off Nelson Potter in the 9th inning gave the Detroit Tigers a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Browns before 5,582 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, clinching the American League pennant for the Tigers for the first time in five years. Hal Newhouser relieved starting Detroit pitcher Virgil Trucks in the 6th inning and pitched 2 2/3 innings of relief to get the win and finish the season with a record of 25-9. It was the final major league game for St. Louis players Milt Byrnes (3 seasons, 390 games); Pete Gray (1 season, 77 games); and Gene Moore (14 seasons, 1,042 games). Mr. Gray, who had one arm, played part of the game in center field, batting 0 for 1 with a run scored, and making 2 putouts.

The New York Yankees scored 5 runs in the 3rd inning and 7 in the 8th as they routed the Boston Red Sox 12-2 before 12,458 fans at Yankee Stadium in a game that was completed in 1 hour 50 minutes. New York left fielder Charlie Keller drove in 4 runs with a triple and home run. It was the final major league game for Boston players Ty LaForest (1 season, 52 games); Jackie Tobin (1 season, 84 games); Billy Holm (3 seasons, 119 games); and Otey Clark (1 season, 12 games).

Nap Reyes hit a home run off Don Hendrickson in the top of the 13th inning to give the New York Giants a 1-0 win over the Boston Braves in the first game of a doubleheader before 4,717 fans at Braves Field. Don Fisher, playing his second and last major league game, pitched all 13 innings for the Giants, allowing 10 hits and 3 bases on balls but no runs, for his only major league win. The second game was tied 2-2 when it was called because of darkness after 7 innings. It was the final major league game for New York players Charlie Mead (3 seasons, 87 games); Roy Zimmerman (1 season, 27 games); and Ray Berres (10 seasons, 561 games), and for Boston players Stan Wentzel (1 season, 4 games); Tommy Nelson (1 season, 40 games); Vince Shupe (1 season, 78 games); Bill Ramsey (1 season, 78 games); Ben Cardoni (3 seasons, 43 games); Butch Nieman (3 seasons, 332 games); and Morrie Aderholt (5 seasons, 106 games). New York left fielder Danny Gardella batted 1 for 3 with a run batted in in his final game as a Giant; he jumped to the Mexican League in 1946 and was banned from the major leagues for several years, while taking major league baseball to court over the legality of the reserve clause. Mr. Gardella played just one more major league game, with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1950.

70 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Quicksilver--Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Goodnight Irene--Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra and the Weavers (Best Seller--7th week at #1; Disc Jockey--5th week at #1; Jukebox--6th week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Goodnight Irene--Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra and the Weavers (5th week at #1)
--Frank Sinatra
2 Mona Lisa--Nat "King" Cole
--Victor Young and his Orchestra (Don Cherry, vocal)
--Art Lund
3 Sam’s Song--Gary Crosby and Friend
--Joe "Fingers" Carr and the Carr-Hops
4 Tzena Tzena Tzena--Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra and the Weavers
--Mitch Miller and his Orchestra
--Vic Damone
5 Play a Simple Melody--Gary Crosby and Friend
--Jo Stafford
6 La Vie en Rose--Tony Martin
--Bing Crosby
--Edith Piaf
7 Can Anyone Explain? (No, No, No!)--The Ames Brothers
8 All My Love (Bolero)--Patti Page
--Percy Faith and his Orchestra
--Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians
--Bing Crosby
9 Bonaparte’s Retreat--Kay Starr
--Gene Krupa and Chicago Jazz
10 Count Every Star--Hugo Winterhalter and his Orchestra
--Ray Anthony and his Orchestra
--Dick Haymes and Artie Shaw

The only single entering the chart the chart was My Silent Love by Bill Snyder and his Orchestra (#36).

Died on this date
Jack Harper, 72
. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Harper played with the Cleveland Spiders (1899); St. Louis Cardinals (1900-1901); St. Louis Browns (1902); Cincinnati Reds (1903-1906); and Chicago Cubs (1906), compiling a record of 80-64 with an earned run average of 3.55 in 158 games, batting .186 with 1 home run and 41 runs batted in in 160 games. His best season was 1904, when he was 23-9 with a 2.30 ERA. Mr. Harper's major league career ended just three batters into his first game with the Cubs when his thumb was shattered by a line drive.

Ned Crompton, 61. U.K.-born U.S. baseball player. Mr. Crompton, a native of Liverpool, played left field with the St. Louis Browns (1909) and Cincinnati Reds (1910), batting .154 with no home runs and 2 runs batted in in 18 games. He batted .251 in 307 games in 4 seasons in the minor leagues (1909-1912).

U.S. President Harry Truman presented the first Medal of Honor of the Korean War to General William F. Dean, commander of the 24th Infantry Division.

Communist Chinese Premier Chou En-lai (Zhou Enlai) charged that 200,000 Nationalist guerrillas were still resisting on the mainland and that some landlords were sabotaging the government's land reform program.

Washington dispatches reported that the U.S. State Department had ordered its consuls abroad to deny visas to present or past Fascists or Nazis under the new Internal Security Act of 1950.

In an open letter to Communist Chinese Chairman Mao Tse-tung (Mao Zedong), former U.S. Vice President Henry Wallace urged him to work for friendship with the United States and avoid "slavish obedience" to the Soviet Union.

Argentina's Congress adjourned after passing a strong law against espionage and sabotage. Opponents of President Juan Peron charged that the measure went beyond defense requirements and may be used by the government to "intimidate the general public."

Economics and finance
The Canadian cabinet decided to free the exchange rate of the Canadian dollar, putting it on the open market.

Toronto (4-2) 5 @ Ottawa (3-3) 15

Winnipeg (6-2) 20 @ Calgary (1-8) 0
Saskatchewan (4-4) 9 @ Edmonton (6-3) 6

The Eskimos’ touchdown in their loss to the Roughriders came on a pass from Lindy Berry to Morris Bailey, converted by Annis Stukus. 6,500 were in attendance at Clarke Stadium, approximately the same number as were at Mewata Stadium to see the Blue Bombers blank the Stampeders.

Toronto Balmy Beach (ORFU) 25 @ University of Toronto (SIFL) 12

8,000 attended the game at Varsity Stadium.

Duke Snider and Roy Campanella hit home runs off relief ace Jim Konstanty to help the Brooklyn Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 before 23,879 fans at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, moving within 1 game of the National League-leading Phillies with 1 game remaining in the regular season. It was the Phillies’ 5th straight loss and 8th in their last 10 games; for the Dodgers, it was their 13th win in their last 16 games. Erv Palica (13-8) pitched a 7-hit complete game victory, while Bob Miller (11-6) took the loss.

Gerry Staley (13-13) pitched a 3-hitter and Red Munger (7-8) followed with a 4-hitter for the St. Louis Cardinals as they swept a doubleheader from the Chicago Cubs 2-0 and 4-0 before 10,194 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. Johnny Schmitz (13-13) and Bob Rush (13-20) were the respective losing pitchers.

60 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Tell Laura I Love Her--Ricky Valance

On television tonight
The Twilight Zone, on CBS
Tonight’s episode: King Nine Will Not Return, starring Robert Cummings

This was the first episode of the season.

A Black Brant I sounding rocket was launched from Fort Churchill, Manitoba for a seeding Aeronomy mission.

Saskatchewan (1-8-1) 2 @ Edmonton (9-2) 9

Jackie Parker scored the game’s only touchdown, converted by Tommy-Joe Coffey. Vic Chapman punted for 2 singles to complete the Eskimos’ scoring before 14,997 fans at Clarke Stadium.

Philadelphia (1-1) 27 @ Dallas (0-2) 25

The Pittsburgh Pirates released first baseman Mickey Vernon, ending his career. He was the Pirates' first base coach and had been activated earlier in the month. Mr. Vernon batted .125 (1 for 8) with no home runs and 1 run batted in in 9 games with the Pirates in 1960.

Hector Lopez scored from third base with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th as second baseman Marlan Coughtry held onto the ball too long in an attempt to tag out Roger Maris between first and second, giving the New York Yankees a 6-5 win over the Boston Red Sox before 12,708 fans at Yankee Stadium. It was the Yankees' 13th straight win. Tony Kubek and Jesse Gonder hit home runs for New York, giving the Yankees an American League record of 192 for a single season. Mr. Gonder's homer, his first in the major leagues, came as a pinch hitter in the 7th. Hal Stowe, the fourth of five New York pitchers, allowed no hits and 1 run--earned--in 1 inning, walking 1 batter and striking out none in his only major league game; he was one of the players profiled in the book Once Around the Bases by Richard Tellis (1998).

Minnie Minoso doubled to lead off the bottom of the 13th inning and scored from third base on a bases-loaded single by Joe Ginsberg with none out to give the Chicago White Sox a 5-4 win over the Cleveland Indians before 13,967 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago.

Bobby Del Greco tripled home Clay Dalrymple and Tony Curry with 1 out in the bottom of the 14th inning and scored on a bases-loaded single by Lee Walls to complete a 3-run rally for the Philadelphia Phillies as they defeated the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 before 3,370 fans at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia. Chris Short (6-9) allowed 5 hits and 2 runs--none earned--in 5 innings of relief to get the win.

Hank Aaron batted 4 for 6 with 2 home runs, 2 doubles, 3 runs, and 5 runs batted in to lead the Milwaukee Braves over the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-2 before 25,148 fans at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. Mr. Aaron's homers gave him 40 for the season. Bob Buhl (16-9) pitched a 5-hit complete game victory, batting 2 for 5 with a run and an RBI. Vern Law (20-9) took the loss. Dick Barone played the last 2 inning at shortstop for the Pirates, batting 0 for 1 and making a putout, an assist, and an error in his third and last major league game.

50 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Band of Gold--Freda Payne (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Hank Patterson, 63
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Patterson was a catcher who played 1 game with the Boston Red Sox on September 5, 1932, batting 0 for 1. He batted .250 (2 for 8) in 3 games with the Hollywood Stars of the Pacific Coast League in 1933. Mr. Patterson died of a heart attack.

Lou Novikoff, 54. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Novikoff, nicknamed "The Mad Russian," played left field with the Chicago Cubs (1941-1944) and Philadelphia Phillies (1946), batting .282 with 15 home runs and 138 runs batted in in 356 games. He played at least 1,276 games in 11 seasons in the minor leagues (1937-1950), hitting at least 174 home runs. Mr. Novikoff played 6 seasons inthe Pacific Coast League, and was inducted into the PCL Hall of Fame in 2015.

As part of the deal to secure the release of hostages from jetliners that had been hijacked over western Europe on September 6 and flown to and parked in the Jordanian desert, seven Palestinian guerrillas were freed from European jails. The Jordanian army and Palestinian guerrillas began withdrawing from their positions in Amman.

The U.S. Federal Commission on Obscenity and Pornography, in the formal release of its report, urged the repeal of "Federal, state, and local legislation prohibiting the sale, exhibition or distribution of sexual materials to consenting adults." Based on two years’ research and already criticized by the administration of President Richard Nixon, the report concluded that pornography did not cause crime or sexual deviancy.

Telesat Canada signed a $31-million deal with Hughes Aircraft of California to build Anik, Canada's first domestic communications satellite.

Citing injuries to an estimated 120,000 people per year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration moved to require safety glass in prescription eyeglasses and non-prescription sunglasses. It was estimated that only about ¼ of the 100 million prescription glasses now in use met the new standards.

Jerry Kenney singled home Frank Tepedino and Jim Lyttle in the 4th inning to score the deciding runs as the New York Yankees edged the Boston Red Sox 4-3 before 16,255 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Billy Conigliaro and Luis Alvarado hit home runs for the Red Sox; for Mr. Alvarado it was his first major league home run. The Red Sox loaded the bases with 2 out in the 9th, but Mike Andrews grounded into a force play to end the game. Fritz Peterson (20-11) allowed 8 hits and 3 earned runs to get the win, with Lindy McDaniel getting his 29th save of the season. Mike Nagy (6-5) took the loss.

Pinch hitter Paul Rafliff's 3-run home run climaxed a 4-run rally for the Minnesota Twins as they beat the Kansas City Royals 6-4 before 5,219 fans at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington.

John Bateman singled home Bob Bailey and Jim Gosger and scored on a triple by Bobby Wine as the Montreal Expos scored 4 runs in the 3rd inning after the first 2 batters were retired and held on to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 before 1,186 fans at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia. Bill Stoneman (7-15) was the winning pitcher over Rick Wise (13-14).

Jose Cardenal led off the bottom of the 9th inning with a home run to tie the score, and Ted Simmons singled and scored on a 2-out single by Lou Brock to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates before 8,084 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis.

40 years ago

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the index of leading indicators had risen 1.9% in August, the third monthly rise in a row and a possible indication that the recession was coming to an end.

The New York Mets edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 before only 1,754 fans at Shea Stadium in New York, the smallest crowd ever for a Mets’ game at Shea Stadium. Pete Falcone (7-9) pitched a 7-hitter to outduel Don Robinson (6-10), who allowed 5 hits and 2 earned runs in 7 innings.

Pedro Guerrero hit a 3-run home run in the top of the 10th inning to break a 3-3 tie as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Francisco Giants 6-3 before 10,953 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Fernando Valenzuela (1-0) pitched 2 scoreless innings to win his first major league game.

30 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Blaze of Glory--Jon Bon Jovi (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Verdammt - ich lieb' dich--Matthias Reim (13th week at #1)

Austria's Top 10 (Ö3)
1 Verdammt - ich lieb' dich--Matthias Reim (12th week at #1)
2 Naked in the Rain--Black Pearl
3 Tom's Diner--DNA featuring Suzanne Vega
4 Ooops Up--Snap!
5 U Can't Touch This--MC Hammer
6 It's on You--M.C. Sar & the Real McCoy
7 It Must Have Been Love--Roxette
8 Close to You--Maxi Priest
9 Kingston Town--UB40
10 La luna lila (Purple Moon)--Luisa Fernandez & Peter Kent

The only single entering the chart was Love is Such a Lonely Sword by Blue System (#30).

Died on this date
Ruth Cheney Streeter, 94
. U.S. military officer. Colonel Streeter joined the United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve in 1943, and became its director. She retired in 1945 after overseeing tremendous growth in the USMCWR. Col. Streeter died two days before her 95th birthday.

Patrick White, 78. Australian writer. Mr. White wrote 12 novels, three short story collections, and eight plays from 1935-1987. He was awarded the 1973 Nobel Prize in Literature "for an epic and psychological narrative art which has introduced a new continent into literature." Mr. White died after years of failing health.

Nelson Potter, 79. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Potter played with the St. Louis Cardinals (1936); Philadelphia Athletics (1938-1941, 1948); Boston Red Sox (1941); St. Louis Browns (1943-1948); and Boston Braves (1948-1949), compiling a record of 92-97 with an earned run average of 3.99 in 349 games. His best season was 1944, when he was 19-7 with a 2.83 ERA in helping the Browns win their only American League pennant.

Rob Moroso, 22. U.S. auto racing driver. Mr. Moroso was a stock car dirver on the NASCAR circuit. While legally drunk, he was killed in a highway accident near his hometown of Terrell, North Carolina, four days after his 22nd birthday. Also killed in the crash was Tammy Williams, the driver of the vehicle in the opposite lane.

Leaders of 70 nations gathered in New York City at the World Summit for Children.

The Dalai Lama unveiled the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Ottawa.

Calgary (7-5-1) 52 @ Ottawa (4-9) 8
British Columbia (3-9-1) 34 @ Saskatchewan (7-6) 37

Rick Worman completed 17 of 28 passes for 317 yards and 4 touchdowns and rushed for another touchdown as the Stampeders outscored the Rough Riders 49-0 over the last 3 quarters before a Lansdowne Park crowd of 20,035. Mr. Worman’s touchdown passes went to Marshall Toner, Tony Cherry, Dave Sapunjis, and Derrick Crawford. Mr. Cherry also rushed 7 yards for a touchdown. Damon Allen passed 13 yards to Jeff Smith for the only Ottawa touchdown. Mr. Crawford led all receivers with 151 yards on 4 receptions.

Milson Jones rushed 10 times for 114 yards and touchdowns of 4 and 40 yards in the 4th quarter as the Roughriders edged the Lions before 26,176 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Mr. Jones’ 40-yard touchdown run came with just 1:02 remaining in regulation time. It was the third touchdown of the quarter for the Roughriders, who outscored the Lions 20-10 in the 4th quarter. Kent Austin started at quarterback for Saskatchewan and threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Don Narcisse and rushed 1 yard for another major score of his own before leaving with a knee injury. Backup quarterback Jeff Bentrim directed the Roughriders to their 4th-quarter comeback, which included a 19-yard touchdown pass to Mr. Narcisse. Doug Flutie threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Jay Christensen with 5:57 remaining, but failed on a 2-point convert attempt, leaving the Lions ahead 31-30. Tony Martino’s second field goal of the game, a 36-yard kick, made the score 34-30 with 1:28 remaining. Joe Paopao started at quarterback for B.C. and rushed 1 yard for a touchdown in the 1st quarter. Centre Jamie Taras scored the Lions’ first touchdown when he recovered a blocked punt in the Saskatchewan end zone. The game’s most exciting score was a 108-yard punt return for a touchdown by Tony Hunter of the Lions with 1:16 remaining in the 2nd quarter. It was the only CFL punt return touchdown for "The Wiz." Ray Alexander of the Lions caught 5 passes for 129 yards, while Ray Elgaard led the Roughriders with 121 yards on 3 receptions.

Doug Drabek pitched a 3-hitter as the Pittsburgh Pirates blanked the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 before 32,672 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis to clinch the National League East Division title for the first time in 11 years.

Fred McGriff hit 4 singles and drove in 3 runs as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 10-5 before 34,400 fans at Fenway Park in Boston to draw to within 1 game of the Red Sox for the American Leauge East Division lead with 3 games remaining for both teams.

The Chicago White Sox edged the Seattle Mariners 2-1 before 42,849 fans in the last game at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Jack McDowell allowed 10 hits but only 1 run in 8 innings to get the win, with Bobby Thigpen pitching a scoreless 9th inning to get his 57th save of the season. Rich DeLucia pitched a 9-hit complete game in taking the loss.

25 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Kiss from a Rose--Seal (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (VRT): I Wanna Be a Hippy--Technohead

#1 single in Wallonia (Ultratop 40): Scatman's World--Scatman John (6th week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): You are Not Alone--Michael Jackson

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Het busje komt zo--Höllenboer (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): Fairground--Simply Red

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 Fantasy--Mariah Carey
2 Gangsta's Paradise--Coolio featuring L.V.
3 You are Not Alone--Michael Jackson
4 Kiss from a Rose--Seal
5 Runaway--Janet Jackson
6 Waterfalls--TLC
7 I Can Love You Like That--All-4-One
8 Only Wanna Be with You--Hootie & the Blowfish
9 Boombastic/In the Summertime--Shaggy/Shaggy (featuring Rayvon)
10 As I Lay Me Down--Sophie B. Hawkins

Singles entering the chart were Fantasy; I'll Be There for You/This House is Not a Home by the Rembrandts (#18); A Mover La Colita by Artie the 1 Man Party (#69); Temptations by 2Pac (#85); West Up! by WC & the Maad Circle (#93); and Boom Boom Boom by the Outhere Brothers (#100).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Gangsta's Paradise--Coolio featuring L.V. (3rd week at #1)
2 Runaway--Janet Jackson
3 You are Not Alone--Michael Jackson
4 Fantasy--Mariah Carey
5 Kiss from a Rose--Seal
6 Only Wanna Be with You--Hootie & the Blowfish
7 I Got 5 On It--Luniz
8 Boombastic/In the Summertime--Shaggy/Shaggy (featuring Rayvon)
9 Run-Around--Blues Traveler
10 I Can Love You Like That--All-4-One

Singles entering the chart were Hey Now (Girls Just Want to Have Fun) by Cyndi Lauper (#84); and Temptations by 2Pac (#90).

Died on this date
Junior Robinson, 27
. U.S. football player. David Lee Robinson, Jr. was a defensive back with the New England Patriots (1990) and Detroit Lions (1992) of the National Football League; the Sacramento Surge (1992) pf the World League of American Football; and the Sacramento Gold Miners (1994) and Memphis Mad Dogs (1995) of the Canadian Football League. The Mad Dogs had two weeks between games, and Mr. Robinson had gone home to North Carolina for a visit, when he was killed in a car accident near Winston-Salem.

San Antonio (9-5) 49 @ Ottawa (2-12) 14
Toronto (2-12) 19 @ Calgary (13-1) 26

David Archer completed touchdown passes to Billy Hess, Mark Stock, Troy Mills, and Mike Saunders to lead the Texans over the Rough Riders before 19,957 fans at Frank Clair Stadium. Malcolm Frank returned an interception 46 yards for a San Antonio TD, and Jimmy Kemp relieved Mr. Archer in the 4th quarter and threw a touchdown pass to Myron Wise. Ottawa quarterback Andre Ware threw touchdown passes to Odessa Turner and Nigel Williams.

Jeff Garcia rushed for 2 touchdowns and passed to Tony Stewart for a TD and to Terry Vaughn for a 2-point convert as the Stampeders beat the Argonauts before 22,570 fans at McMahon Stadium. Marvin Graves passed to Duane Forde for one Toronto touchdown, and Jimmy Cunningham returned a punt 108 yards for the Argonauts' other TD.

20 years ago

Television pictures of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy being gunned down in a crossfire in the Gaza Strip caused an international uproar.

Before 98,000 fans in Sydney, Cameroon won its first gold medal ever with a 5-3 victory over Spain in the men’s soccer final.

The U.S.A. defeated Australia 76-54 to win the gold medal in women’s basketball.

Montreal (9-4) 32 @ Hamilton (8-5-0-2) 16

Anthony Calvillo completed 17 of 27 passes for 273 yards and touchdowns of 63 yards to Ben Cahoon, 24 yards to Tyree Davis, and 21 yards to Jock Climie as the Alouettes won in front of an Ivor Wynne Stadium crowd of 21,212. Danny McManus started at quarterback for the Tiger-Cats but left with a leg injury in the 1st quarter, and was replaced by rookie Billy Dicken, who rushed 1 yard for a touchdown but completed only 4 of 15 passes for 69 yards and 3 interceptions. Hamilton’s third quarterback, Todd Bankhead, entered the game in the 4th quarter and completed 6 of 12 passes for 75 yards. Ronald Williams, who carried 15 times for 78 yards, rushed 1 yard for the Tiger-Cats’ second touchdown. Mike Pringle led the Montreal ground game with 20 carries for 81 yards.

Calgary 37 @ Alberta 17

Dean Fisher rushed for 234 yards and 3 touchdowns to lead the Dinos over the Golden Bears at Varsity Stadium in Edmonton.

The Oakland Athletics scored 9 runs in the 1st inning and 8 in the 7th as they whipped the Texas Rangers 23-2 before 35,546 fans at Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland. Miguel Tejada hit a grand slam to climax a 5-run 5th.

Alex Rodriguez batted 4 for 6 with 2 home runs, 4 runs, and 7 runs batted in, while John Olerud was 4 for 6 with a run and 4 RBIs to help the Seattle Mariners beat the Anaheim Angels 21-9 before 35,238 fans at Edison International Field of Anaheim to remain ½ game behind the Oakland Athletics and 1 game ahead of the Cleveland Indians in the American League wild card race.

10 years ago

Died on this date
Stephen J. Cannell, 69
. U.S. television producer and writer. Mr. Cannell wrote scripts for more than 450 television episodes, but was best known for creating more than 40 series, mainly crime series such as The Rockford Files (1974-1980) and The A-Team (1983-1987). He won an Emmy Award in 1978 for The Rockford Files as Outstanding Drama Series. Mr. Cannell from complications of melanoma.

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