Sunday, 11 October 2020

October 11, 2020

180 years ago

Bashir Shihab II, Emir of Mount Lebanon, surrendered to Ottoman forces. He was given the choice of exile in Malta or London, and chose the former.

130 years ago

The Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in Washington, D.C.

Track and field
John Owen of the Detroit Athletic Club set a record in the 100-yard dash of 9.4 seconds in the National Amateur Athletic Union championships at the Columbia Athletic Club in Washington, D.C.

First Round
London 0 @ Stratford 12
Toronto 5 @ Hamilton 8

110 years ago

Piloted by Arch Hoxsey, Theodore Roosevelt became the first present or former U.S. president to fly in an airplane, at Kinloch Field, near St. Louis.

100 years ago

Wing Commander Robert Leckie arrived in Winnipeg from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia in the first flight across Canada; Air Commodore A. K. Tylee and three other pilots took over the plane for the flight to Vancouver, arriving on October 17, 1920. The total elapsed time was 45 hours and 20 minutes for a flight of 3,410 miles.

World Series
Brooklyn Robins 0 @ Cleveland Indians 1 (Cleveland led best-of-nine series 4-2)

Duster Mails (1-0) pitched a 3-hitter for the Indians as they edged the Robins before 27,194 fans at League Park. The Indians scored the only run in the 6th inning when Tris Speaker singled with 2 out and George Burns doubled him home. Losing pitcher Sherry Smith (1-1) gave up 7 hits in 8 innings. The game was over in 1 hour and 34 minutes.

90 years ago

The Ottawa Senators traded defenceman King Clancy to the Toronto Maple Leafs, with Toronto manager Conn Smythe giving up $35,000 and two players for him. Mr. Clancy had scored 40 points on 17 goals and 23 assists in 44 games with the Senators in 1929-30.

Toronto (1-0) 2 @ Montreal (0-2) 0
Ottawa (0-1) 0 @ Hamilton (2-0) 25

Calgary (1-1) 5 @ University of Alberta (2-1) 6

Bill Shandro drop-kicked field goals in the 3rd and 4th quarters for U of A as they came back from a 5-0 halftime deficit to edge the Tigers at Renfrew Park in Edmonton. Mr. Ellis rushed 30 yards for an unoconverted touchdown for Calgary in the 2nd quarter.

80 years ago

On the radio

70 years ago

CBS's field-sequential color system for television became the first to be licensed for broadcast by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

60 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Norway (VG-lista): Everybody's Somebody's Fool--Connie Francis (5th week at #1)

On television tonight
Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond, hosted by John Newland, on ABC
Tonight's episode: The Return, starring Richard Davalos and Charles H. Gray

Alfred Hitchcock Presents, on NBC
Tonight's episode: A Very Moral Theft, starring Betty Field, Walter Matthau, and Karl Swenson

Thriller, hosted by Boris Karloff, on NBC
Tonight's episode: Rose's Last Summer, starring Mary Astor, Lin McCarthy, and Jack Livesy

Died on this date
Richard Cromwell, 50
. U.S. actor. Mr. Cromwell, born LeRoy Melvin Radabaugh, was best known for his supporting roles in the movies The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935); Jezebel (1938); and Young Mr. Lincoln (1939). He died of cancer.

Port Huron-Detroit (4-3) 22 @ London (5-4) 18

Howard Neeley rushed 2 yards for a touchdown with 2:32 remaining in the game to provide the winning margin for the Raiders over the Lords at Labatt Park. Because the 1960 ORFU schedule was unbalanced--the Raiders played 8 regular season games while the Lords and Sarnia Golden Bears each played 10--this game counted for 4 points in the standings.

Nippon Series
Daimai Orions 0 @ Taiyo Whales 1 (Taiyo led best-of-seven series 1-0)

50 years ago

Died on this date
Anis Fuleihan, 70
. Cypriot-born U.S. musician, composer, and conductor. Mr. Fuleihan moved to the United States at the age of 15, settling in New York City and becoming an American citizen in 1925, after several years as a concert pianist. He conducted for radio before teaching at Indiana University, directing the Beirut Conservatory, and organizing the Orchestre Classique de Tunis. Mr. Fuleihan's best-known works were a Theremin Concerto and Mediterranean Suite.

Konon Molody, aka Gordon Lonsdale, 48. U.S.S.R. spy. Mr. Molody spent some time in the U.S.A. in the 1930s before returning to the Soviet Union, serving as a spy during World War II. He joined the foreign intelligence service of the internal security agency MGB in 1951, and was sent to Canada in 1953 under the name Gordon Lonsdale, the name of an actual person born in Canada in 1924 who had died in Finland in 1943. Mr. Molody settled in London in 1954, ostensibly as a salesman of bubble gum and gambling machines, requiring business trips to Europe. In 1959 he began receiving British military secrets from U.K. Admiralty employee Harry Houghton, and was among five arrested on January 7, 1961 for their involvement in the Portland Spy Ring, with Mr. Molody as the mastermind. He was convicted of espionage in march 1961 and sentenced to 25 years in prison, but was exchanged in April 1964 or Greville Wynne. Mr. Molody reportedly developed health problems after returning to the U.S.S.R., receiving injections for allegedly high blood pressure. He died during a mushroom-picking expedition; some sources report the date as September 9 or October 9, 1970.

Quebec Premier Robert Bourassa offered to negotiate the release of British Trade Commissioner James Cross and Quebec Labour Minister Pierre Laporte, both of whom were being held hostage by the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ).

Winnipeg (2-10) 10 @ Saskatchewan (11-2) 19

Ron Lancaster threw a touchdown pass to Bob Pearce and handed off to George Reed for another touchdown as the Roughriders scored 17 points in the 2nd quarter and coasted to victory before 15,606 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. For Mr. Pearce, the touchdown was his first in the CFL. Jack Abendschan converted both touchdowns and added a 40-yard field goal on the last play of the first half and 2 singles on missed field goals in the 4th quarter. Gene Lakusiak kicked a 42-yard field goal and a single on a missed field goal for Winnipeg’s scoring in the first 3 quarters. Benji Dial completed a touchdown pass to Rick Shaw in the 4th quarter for the Blue Bombers’ lone touchdown; Mr. Lakusiak missed the convert. Mr. Lancaster completed 19 of 33 passes for 233 yards; Mr. Dial completed 16 of 22 for 215 yards, sharing the Winnipeg quarterbacking with Ron Johnson, who was 6 for 9. Mr. Shaw amassed 94 yards in pass receptions, with teammate Lou Andrus getting 87 yards. Charlie Bryant played his first CFL game as a running back with the Blue Bombers, and saw considerable action after Amos Van Pelt suffered a season-ending knee injury early in the game. This game was televised on the CTV western network and was the first CFL game that I ever watched live on television from beginning to end.

Detroit (3-1) 10 @ Washington (2-2) 31
Philadelphia (0-4) 23 @ New York Giants (1-3) 30
Buffalo (1-3) 10 @ Pittsburgh (1-3) 23
Cincinnati (1-3) 27 @ Cleveland (3-1) 30
New Orleans (1-3) 17 @ St. Louis (3-1) 24
Boston (1-3) 10 @ Kansas City (2-2) 23
Minnesota (3-1) 24 @ Chicago (2-2) 0
Atlanta (2-2) 0 @ Dallas (3-1) 13
Baltimore (3-1) 24 @ Houston (2-2) 20
Denver (3-1) 23 @ Oakland (1-2-1) 35
San Francisco (3-1) 20 @ Los Angeles (3-1) 6

World Series
Baltimore Orioles 6 @ Cincinnati Reds 5 (Baltimore led best-of-seven series 2-0)

The Orioles came back from a 4-0 deficit and scored 1 run in the 4th inning and 5 more in the 5th to defeat the Reds in front of 51,531 fans at Riverfront Stadium. Boog Powell hit his second home run of the Series for the Orioles, while Johnny Bench and Bobby Tolan homered for the Reds. Tom Phoebus, who pitched 1.2 innings of relief after replacing starter Mike Cuellar in the 3rd inning, was the winning pitcher. Milt Wilcox, who relieved starter Jim McGlothlin in the 5th inning and gave up 3 hits and 2 runs in just 1/3 inning, took the loss.

40 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Amico--Renato Zero (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): The Winner Takes it All--ABBA (7th week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland: Don't Stand So Close to Me--The Police (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Don't Stand So Close to Me--The Police (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): Don't Stand So Close to Me--The Police (3rd week at #1)

Netherlands Top 10 (De Nederlandse Top 40)
1 One Day I'll Fly Away--Randy Crawford (2nd week at #1)
2 Anak--Freddie Aguilar
3 Woman in Love--Barbra Streisand
4 Master Blaster - Jammin'--Stevie Wonder
5 Some Broken Hearts Never Mend--Telly Savalas
6 The Winner Takes it All--ABBA
7 Don't Stand So Close to Me--The Police
8 Oops Up Side Your Head--The Gap Band
9 Use it Up and Wear it Out--Odyssey
10 Upside Down--Diana Ross

Singles entering the chart were My Old Piano by Diana Ross (#23); Feels Like I'm in Love by Kelly Marie (#33); Ver in Den Vreemde by the Sunstreams (#36); Woman by Jack Jersey (#37); and Hello, Good Morning by Nick Mackenzie (#38).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 Another One Bites the Dust--Queen (2nd week at #1)
2 Woman in Love--Barbra Streisand
3 Upside Down--Diana Ross
4 All Out of Love--Air Supply
5 Drivin' My Life Away--Eddie Rabbitt
6 Late in the Evening--Paul Simon
7 I'm Alright (Theme from "Caddyshack")--Kenny Loggins
8 Xanadu--Olivia Newton-John/Electric Light Orchestra
9 Real Love--The Doobie Brothers
10 Give Me the Night--George Benson

Singles entering the chart were Never Be the Same by Christopher Cross (#75); Sometimes a Fantasy by Billy Joel (#78); Love Theme from Shogun (Mariko's Theme) by Meco (#81); A Little is Enough by Pete Townshend (#82); Who were You Thinkin' Of by Dandy & the Doolittle Band (#83); Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime by the Korgis (#85); I Could Be Good for You by 707 (#86); Midnight Rain by Poco (#88); One Life to Live by Wayne Massey (#93); and I Love Women by Jim Hurt (#99). Love Theme from Shogun (Mariko's Theme) was a version of the love theme from the television miniseries.

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Another One Bites the Dust--Queen (2nd week at #1)
2 Upside Down--Diana Ross
3 Woman in Love--Barbra Streisand
4 Lookin' for Love--Johnny Lee
5 Drivin' My Life Away--Eddie Rabbitt
6 All Out of Love--Air Supply
7 I'm Alright (Theme from "Caddyshack")--Kenny Loggins
8 Give Me the Night--George Benson
9 Xanadu--Olivia Newton-John/Electric Light Orchestra
10 Real Love--The Doobie Brothers

Singles entering the chart were Never Be the Same by Christopher Cross (#67); Sometimes a Fantasy by Billy Joel (#73); I'm Happy that Love Has Found You by Jimmy Hall (#76); Who were You Thinkin' Of by Dandy & the Doolittle Band (#86); I Could Be Good for You by 707 (#88); Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime by the Korgis (#89); A Little is Enough by Pete Townshend (#90); and Midnight Rain by Poco (#94).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Record World)
1 Another One Bites the Dust--Queen (2nd week at #1)
2 Upside Down--Diana Ross
3 Woman in Love--Barbra Streisand
4 Lookin' for Love--Johnny Lee
5 Drivin' My Life Away--Eddie Rabbitt
6 All Out of Love--Air Supply
7 Xanadu--Olivia Newton-John/Electric Light Orchestra
8 All Over the World--Electric Light Orchestra
9 He's So Shy--Pointer Sisters
10 I'm Alright (Theme from "Caddyshack")--Kenny Loggins

Singles entering the chart were Never Be the Same by Christopher Cross (#64); Sometimes a Fantasy by Billy Joel (#67); I'm Happy that Love Has Found You by Jimmy Hall (#80); Who were You Thinkin' Of by Dandy & the Doolittle Band (#85); Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime by the Korgis (#89); and I Ain't Much by Atlanta Rhythm Section (#100).

Canada's Top 10 (RPM)
1 Sailing--Christopher Cross
2 Magic--Olivia Newton-John
3 All Out of Love--Air Supply
4 Boulevard--Jackson Browne
5 Emotional Rescue--The Rolling Stones
6 Shining Star--Manhattans
7 Another One Bites the Dust--Queen
8 Games Without Frontiers--Peter Gabriel
9 Don't Ask Me Why--Billy Joel
10 Let My Love Open the Door--Pete Townshend

Singles entering the chart were The Wanderer by Donna Summer (#79); Look What You've Done to Me by Boz Scaggs (#81); Hit Me with Your Best Shot by Pat Benatar (#82); She's So Cold by the Rolling Stones (#88); Midnight Rocks by Al Stewart (#89); Don't Stand So Close to Me by the Police (#90); He's So Shy by the Pointer Sisters (#92); Who'll Be the Fool Tonight by the Larsen-Feiten Band (#97); Dreaming by Cliff Richard (#99); and Whip It by Devo (#100).

National League Championship Series
Philadelphia 5 @ Houston 3 (10 innings) (Best-of-five series tied 2-2)

Pete Rose singled and scored on a double by Greg Luzinski, and Manny Trillo followed with another RBI double in the top of the 10th inning to break a 3-3 tie as the Phillies beat the Astros before 44,952 fans at the Astrodome. Warren Brusstar (1-0) was the winning pitcher, while Joe Sambito (0-1) took the loss.

30 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): I Useta Lover--The Saw Doctors (4th week at #1)

25 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Denmark (Nielsen Music Control & IFPI): Tør du la' vær'?--Timm & Gordon

National League Championship Series
Atlanta 6 @ Cincinnati 2 (10 innings) (Atlanta led best-of-seven series 2-0)

Javy Lopez's 3-run home run off Mark Portugal climaxed a 4-run 10th inning as the Braves beat the Reds before 44,624 fans at Riverfront Stadium.

American League Championship Series
Cleveland 5 @ Seattle 2 (Best-of-seven series tied 1-1)

Manny Ramirez batted 4 for 4 with 2 home runs, and Orel Hershiser allowed 4 hits and 1 earned run in 8 innings as the Indans defeated the Mariners before 58,144 fans at the Kingdome.

20 years ago

Died on this date
Donald Dewar, 63
. U.K. politician. Mr. Dewar, a member of the Labour Party, represented Aberdeen South (1966-1970) and Glasgow Garscadden/Glasgow Anniesland (1978-2000), in the House of Commons, and represented Glasgow Anniesland in the Scottish Parliament (1999-2000), supporting Scottish devolution. He was appointed leader of the Scottish Labour Party on May 6, 1999, and was named First Minister of Scotland eight days later. Mr. Dewar died in office of a cerebral hemorrhage, and was succeeded by acting First Minister Jim Wallace.

The U.S. space shuttle Discovery, with a seven-member crew commanded by Brian Duffy, launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida to begin the 13-day mission STS-92, the 100th space shuttle mission.

Politics and government
U.S. Vice President and Democratic Party presidential candidate Al Gore and Texas Governor and Republican Party presidential candidate George W. Bush engaged in the second of their televised debates, this one in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. They disagreed on the role of U.S. military troops overseas. Mr. Gore favoured helping countries make the transition to democracy, but Mr. Bush disparaged this as inappropriate "nation-building."

American League Championship Series
Seattle 1 @ New York 7 (Best-of-seven series tied 1-1)

The Yankees scored all their runs in the 8th inning as they rallied from a 1-run deficit to defeat the Mariners before 55,317 fans at Yankee Stadium. Orlando Hernandez (1-0) pitched 8 innings and was credited with the win, while Arthur Rhodes (0-1) took the loss.

National League Championship Series
New York 6 @ St. Louis 2 (New York led best-of-seven series 1-0)

The Mets scored 2 runs in the 1st inning and 3 in the 9th as they defeated the Cardinals before 52,255 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium . Mike Hampton (1-0) allowed 6 hits and no runs in 7 innings to get the win over Darryl Kile (0-1).

10 years ago

Calgary (10-4) 19 @ Montreal (10-4) 46

Anthony Calvillo passed for 395 yards and 2 touchdowns to lead the Alouettes over the Stampeders before 25,012 fans at Molson Stadium. Montreal slotback Ben Cahoon caught 4 passes, giving him 1,007 for his CFL career, breaking the record formerly held by Terry Vaughn.

British Columbia (5-9) 35 @ Winnipeg (4-10) 47 (2 OT)

Yvenson Bernard rushed 2 yards for a touchdown and Deon Beasley returned an interception 72 yards for a TD on the last play of the 2nd overtime possession as the Blue Bombers came back from a 32-11 deficit to defeat the Lions before 25,016 fans at Canad Inns Stadium. Mr. Beasley's interception came off Casey Printers, who relieved starting quarterback Travis Lulay. After Mr. Beasley's touchdown, Mr. Printers ripped his helmet off and threw it on the ground, while berating O'Neil Wilson, the intended receiver on the play. It turned out to be the last play in the 7-year CFL career of Mr. Printers; the Lions released him two days later.

National League Division Series
San Francisco 3 @ Atlanta 2 (San Francisco won best-of-five series 3-1)

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