Saturday, 17 October 2020

October 17, 2020

410 years ago

King Louis XIII was crowned in Reims Cathedral.

360 years ago

World events
The nine regicides who had signed the death warrant of King Charles I of England were hanged, drawn and quartered.

240 years ago

Born on this date
Richard M. Johnson
. 9th Vice President of the United States, 1837-1841. A longtime politician from Kentucky who had fought in the War of 1812, Mr. Johnson ran as the running mate of Democratic Party U.S. presidential candidate Martin Van Buren in 1836. While Mr. Van Buren received 170 electoral votes, enough for a majority, Virginia's electors refused to vote for Mr. Johnson, and he received only 147 electoral votes, one short of a majority. He became the only Vice President ever chosen by the United States Senate according to the provisions of the 12th amendment to the Constitution, which states that the vice president should be chosen by the Senate from the two candidates with the greatest number of electoral votes. The vote went a long party lines, with Mr. Johnson defeating Whig candidate Francis Granger 36-16, with three Senators absent. Mr. Johnson proved an electoral liability for the Democrats in 1840, and the party declined to renominate him for the vice-presidency. Mr. Van Buren ran without a running mate and lost the election, receiving 60 electoral votes; Mr. Johnson received 48 electoral votes for Vice President. Mr. Johnson returned to state politics in Kentucky, and died on November 19, 1850 at the age of 70, two weeks into a term in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

220 years ago

War Britain took control of the Dutch colony of Curaçao.

175 years ago

Born on this date
John J. Gardner
. U.S. politician. Mr. Gardner, a Republican, served two terms as Mayor of Atlantic City (1868-1872, 1874-1875); was a member of the New Jersey Senate (1878-1893); and represented New Jersey's 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives (1893-1913). He died of heart disease on February 7, 1921 at the age of 75.

160 years ago

Born on this date
Henry Campbell Black
. U.S. editor. Mr. Black was the founder of Black's Law Dictionary, which was first published in 1891. He died on March 19, 1927 at the age of 66.

Willie Park, Sr. shot a three-round total score of 174 to win the first British Open, at Prestwick Golf Club in Prestwick, Scotland, 2 strokes ahead of Tom Morris, Sr.

130 years ago

World Series
Brooklyn Bridegrooms 9 @ Louisville Colonels 0 (8 innings) (Brooklyn led best-six-of-ten series 1-0)

The National League champion Bridegrooms scored 3 runs in each of the 1st, 5th, and 7th innings as they whipped the American Association champion Colonels before 5,600 fans at Eclipse Park in a game that was called because of darkness after 8 innings. Adonis Terry was the winning pitcher over Scott Stratton.

125 years ago

Born on this date
Miguel Ydígoras Fuentes
. President of Guatemala, 1958–1963. General Ydígoras joined the Guatemalan army in 1915, and held various diplomatic and political posts until the dictatorship of President Jorge Ubico was overthrown in October 1944, forcing Gen. Ydígoras to live in diplomatic exile in Washington and then in London. He was linked to 25 coup attempts against President Juan José Arévalo from 1945-1951, and returned to Guatemala in 1950, founding the Partido Reconciliacion Democratica Nacional (National Democratic Reconciliation Party) (PRDN) and running unsuccessfully for President against Jacobo Árbenz. After Carlos Castillo Armas deposed Mr. Árbenz in a coup in 1954, Gen. Ydígoras was named Ambassador to Colombia. Mr. Castillo Armas was assassinated in 1957, and Gen. Ydígoras was elected President in 1958. His administration was plagued by corruption scandals and coup attempts, the last of which, led by Defense Minister Colonel Enrique Peralta Azurdia, proved successful. Gen. Ydígoras lived in exile in El Salvador before eventually returning to Guatemala, where he died on October 27, 1982, 10 days after his 87th birthday.

120 years ago

Born on this date
Jean Arthur
. U.S. actress. Miss Arthur, born Gladys Georgianna Greene, was a major star of screwball comedy movie such as Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936); You Can't Take It With You (1938); Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939); and The More the Merrier (1943). Her final film performance was in a dramatic role in the Western Shane (1953). Miss Arthur suffered from chronic stage fright, leading to her retirement. She died on June 19, 1991 at the age of 90.

110 years ago

Died on this date
Julia Ward Howe, 91
. U.S. poetess and songwriter. Mrs. Howe, raised an Episcopalian and a convert to Unitarianism, supported the abolition of slavery, and was best known for writing The Battle Hymn of the Republic, written late in 1861 and first published early in 1862 during the American Civil War. She supported feminist causes such as female suffrage.

World Series
Chicago Cubs 1 @ Philadelphia Athletics 4 (Philadelphia led best-of-seven series 1-0)

Home Run Baker batted 3 for 4 with 2 doubles and 2 runs batted in and Chief Bender pitched a 3-hitter as the Athletics defeated the Cubs before 26,891 fans at Shibe Park. Losing pitcher Orval Overall started for the Cubs, but was replaced after 3 innings by Harry McIntire. The game was over in 1 hour and 54 minutes.

100 years ago

Born on this date
Montgomery Clift
. U.S. actor. Mr. Clift was one of the first "method" actors to make his mark in Hollywood, although he appeared in only 17 movies. He was nominated for Academy Awards for his starring roles in The Search (1948); A Place in the Sun (1951); and From Here to Eternity (1953), and for his supporting performance in Judgment at Nuremberg (1961). Serious injuries sustained in a car accident in 1956 affected his appearance and career, and contributed to increased dependence on painkillers and alcohol, eventually leading to a fatal heart attack on July 23, 1966 at the age of 45.

Zully Moreno. Argentine actress. Miss Moreno, born Zulema Esther González Borbón, appeared in more than 70 movies from 1939-1960, becoming one of Argentina's biggest stars and winning Argentine Academy Awards for her starring performances in Dios se lo pague (God Reward You) (1948) and La mujer de las camelias (1953). Miss Moreno and her husband, director Luis Cesar Amadori, lived in exile in Spain from 1955 until his death in 1977; she returned to Argentina, where she died from Alzheimer's disease on December 25, 1999 at the age of 79.

Air Commodore A. K. Tylee and three other pilots arrived in Vancouver from Winnipeg after a two-stage flight of 3,410 miles across Canada in a total elapsed time of 45 hours, 20 minutes. Wing Commander Robert Leckie took the initial flight from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia on October 4, 1920, arriving in Winnipeg on October 11.


Cleveland (0-1-1) 0 @ Canton (3-0) 7
Hammond (0-2) 0 @ Dayton (2-0-1) 44
Decatur (3-0) 0 @ Rock Island (3-1) 7
Detroit (1-0) 0 @ Chicago Tigers (1-0-1) 12
McKeesport 7 @ Buffalo (3-0) 28
Utica 0 @ Rochester (2-0-1) 0
Moline 3 @ Chicago Cardinals (1-0-1) 33
Columbus (0-3) 0 @ Fort Wayne 14

Wisconsin professional
Marinette Professionals 0 @ Green Bay (2-0-1) 3

80 years ago

On the radio

Discovered dead on this date
Willi Munzenberg, 50
. German political activist. Mr. Munzenberg was Germany's leading Communist propagandist in the 1920s, but later grew disenchanted with Communism. He led anti-Nazi activities in France until his arrest and imprisonment in a camp in southern France. Mr. Munzenberg escaped in June, 1940, apparently headed toward Switzerland, and his whereabouts were unknown until French hunters deiscovered his partialyy-decomposed corpse in a forest. Mr. Munzenberg had been hanged or garotted, but whether he was murdered by Nazis or Communists remains uncertain.

75 years ago

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Dave Cutler!
The Canadian Football Hall of Fame kicker with the Edmonton Eskimos (1969-1984), and this blogger's favourite player for many years, was born in Biggar, Saskatchewan.

Eight days after Juan Perón had resigned as Vice President of Argentina, and five days after he had been imprisoned on Martin Garcia island, a huge crowd of demonstrators gathered at Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires to demand his release. Colonel Perón was released, and that night, he told a crowd of 300,00 to disperse in peace. The event, commemorated in Argentina as Loyalty Day, marked the beginning of Col. Perón's presidential campaign, and is regarded as the founding of Peronism.

Politics and government
Archbishop Damaskinos of Athens became Prime Minister of Greece, between the pull-out of the German occupation force in 1944 and the return of King Georgios II to Greece.

70 years ago

On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: The Man Who Would Be King, starring Francis L. Sullivan

Died on this date
Jack Bell, 25
. Canadian football player. Mr. Bell, a backup quarterback with the Sarnia Imperials of the Ontario Rugby Football Union, had entered the October 14 home game against Toronto Balmy Beach with his team trailing in the 4th quarter and had thrown a touchdown pass to reduce Toronto’s lead to 24-11. Shortly after, Toronto’s Carl Galbreath was returning a kickoff, and Mr. Bell led with his helmet in attempting to stop Mr. Galbreath. He hit Mr. Galbreath so hard that he knocked him 9 yards and out of bounds, but Mr. Bell suffered a "fractured dislocation" of his neck. He was taken to hospital, and never recovered. The referee’s account of the incident was printed in The Globe and Mail, and stated that the injury occurred as the result of Mr. Bell’s technique in making the hit. Mr. Bell was a local boy from Sarnia who operated his own taxi company, and was the sole support of his widowed mother. The teams had another game against each other scheduled for October 22, and they donated the receipts to Mrs. Bell. She invited Mr. Galbreath to attend the funeral. Mr. Galbreath, a rookie, went on to win the Imperial Oil Trophy as the ORFU’s most valuable player. He entered the U.S. armed services and served in the Korean War, and then returned home to Fayetteville, North Carolina to embark on a long and successful career in education. Mr. Galbreath died on September 26, 2009 at the age of 82. Mr. Bell was the third player in Canadian football at a senior level to die because of an injury on the field. Glad Murphy of the Toronto Argonauts was paralyzed from the neck down after he broke his neck in the first game of the 1915 season and died four months later; and Allan Arless of the Montreal Winged Wheelers died the day after breaking his neck in the 1922 season opener. There has been one game-related fatality since then: Tom Pate of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats died on October 21, 1975, three days after being blocked by Rick Galbos of the Calgary Stampeders, and hitting his head on the then-new artificial turf at McMahon Stadium in Calgary.

50 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): It's Now or Never--Elvis Presley

#1 single in France (IFOP): Tu t'laisses aller--Charles Aznavour

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 Save the Last Dance for Me--The Drifters
2 My Heart Has a Mind of its Own--Connie Francis
3 Chain Gang--Sam Cooke
4 I Want to Be Wanted--Brenda Lee
5 The Twist--Chubby Checker
6 Devil or Angel--Bobby Vee
7 Mr. Custer--Larry Verne
8 A Million to One--Jimmy Charles and the Reveletts
9 So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)--The Everly Brothers
10 It's Now or Never--Elvis Presley

Singles entering the chart were New Orleans by U.S. Bonds (#71); Lonely Teenager by Dion (#82); Patsy by Jack Scott (#83); Ballad of the Alamo by Marty Robbins (#92); The Girl with the Story in her Eyes by the Safaris with the Phantom's Band (#93); Side Car Cycle by Charlie Ryan and the Timberline Riders (#94); Midnight Lace by Ray Ellis (#95); The Last One to Know by the Fleetwoods (#96); Night Theme by the Mark II (#97); Ballad of the Alamo by Bud and Travis (#99); and Midnight Lace (Part 1) by Ray Conniff, his Orchestra and Chorus (#100). Midnight Lace was originally the theme of the movie.

U.S.A. Top 10 (Music Vendor)
1 Save the Last Dance for Me--The Drifters
2 Chain Gang--Sam Cooke
3 I Want to Be Wanted--Brenda Lee
4 My Heart Has a Mind of its Own--Connie Francis
5 Mr. Custer--Larry Verne
6 So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)--The Everly Brothers
7 A Million to One--Jimmy Charles and the Reveletts
8 Let's Think About Living--Bob Luman
9 Devil or Angel--Bobby Vee
10 Don't Be Cruel--Bill Black's Combo

Vancouver's Top 10 (CKWX)
1 Poetry in Motion--Johnny Tillotson
2 Sailor (Your Home is the Sea)--Lolita
3 North to Alaska--Johnny Horton
4 Blue Angel--Roy Orbison
5 You Talk Too Much--Joe Jones
6 Devil or Angel--Bobby Vee
7 Shortnin' Bread--Paul Chaplain
8 I Want to Be Wanted--Brenda Lee
9 Save the Last Dance for Me--The Drifters
10 (You’ve Got To) Move Two Mountains--Marv Johnson

Singles entering the chart were Isn't it Amazing by the Crests (#21); Ballad of the Alamo by Bud and Travis (#36); Love Walked In by Dinah Washington (#46); I'll Save the Last Dance for You by Damita Jo (#49); Humdinger by Freddy Cannon (#55); Charming Billy by Johnny Preston (#58); Woman from Liberia by Jimmie Rodgers (#59); and Alone at Last by Jackie Wilson (#60). I'll Save the Last Dance for You was an "answer" to Save the Last Dance for Me.

The mission of the U.S. satellite Discoverer 15 ended when its Agena A stage re-entered the atmosphere and burned up. It had been launched on September 13 to obtain data on propulsion, communication, orbital performance, and recovery techniques.

Winnipeg (14-1) 21 @ Edmonton (9-6) 17

15,000 fans were at Clarke Stadium to see the Eskimos drop their fourth straight game. Normie Kwong and Jackie Parker scored the Edmonton touchdowns. Tommy-Joe Coffey was good on 1 of 2 convert attempts and kicked a field goal, and Vic Chapman punted for a single to complete the Eskimos’ scoring.

40 years ago

Hit parade

#1 single in Rhodesia (Lyons Maid): Goodbye Sam, Hello Samantha--Cliff Richard

#1 single in France: Lady D'Arbanville--Cat Stevens

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): In the Summertime--Mungo Jerry (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): A Song of Joy--Miguel Ríos (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): Band of Gold--Freda Payne (5th week at #1)

Australia's Top 10 (Go-Set)
1 In the Summertime--Mungo Jerry (8th week at #1)
--The Mixtures
2 Yellow River--Autumn
--Leapy Lee
3 (They Long to Be) Close to You--Carpenters
4 Spill the Wine--Eric Burdon and War
5 Old Man Emu--John Williamson
6 El Condor Pasa--Simon & Garfunkel
7 Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)--Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers
8 Big Yellow Taxi--Joni Mitchell
9 A Song of Joy--Miguel Rios
10 The Long and Winding Road/For You Blue--The Beatles

Singles entering the chart were Gemini by Robbie Porter (#44); Neanderthal Man, with versions by Hotlegs; and Love Story (#45); Joanne by Michael Nesmith & the First National Band (#46); Cracklin' Rosie by Neil Diamond (#47); Lola by the Kinks (#48); Dear Ann by George Baker Selection (#50); and Patches by Clarence Carter (#59).

Netherlands Top 10 (De Nederlandse Top 40)
1 To My Father's House--The Les Humphries Singers
2 Wild World--Jimmy Cliff
3 Lola--The Kinks
4 Back Home--Golden Earring
5 The Tears of a Clown--Smokey Robinson & Miracles
6 Paranoid--Black Sabbath
7 Suicide is Painless--The Mash
8 Peace Will Come--Melanie
9 Hulen is Voor Jou te Laat--Corry en de Rekels
10 Our House--Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Singles entering the chart were Our World by Blue Mink (#22); Maggie by Mungo Jerry (#27); Cherry Cherry by Jonathan King (#29); Me and My Life by the Tremeloes (#35); and Black Night by Deep Purple (#37).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 I'll Be There--The Jackson 5
2 Cracklin' Rosie--Neil Diamond
3 Green-Eyed Lady--Sugarloaf
4 All Right Now--Free
5 We've Only Just Begun--Carpenters
6 Candida--Dawn
7 Ain't No Mountain High Enough--Diana Ross
8 Lookin' Out My Back Door/Long as I Can See the Light--Creedence Clearwater Revival
9 Julie, Do Ya Love Me--Bobby Sherman
10 Fire and Rain--James Taylor

Singles entering the chart were Heed the Call by Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (#67); The Tears of a Clown by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles (#68); After Midnight by Eric Clapton (#75); I am Somebody (Part II) by Johnnie Taylor (#77); Heaven Help Us All by Stevie Wonder (#78); I'm Not My Brothers Keeper by the Flaming Ember (#84); The Taker by Waylon Jennings (#94); Get Into Something by the Isley Brothers (#96); Losers Weepers (Part 1) by Etta James (#97); I Don't Wanna Cry by Ronnie Dyson (#98); and Jerusalem by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (#99).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Cracklin' Rosie--Neil Diamond
2 I'll Be There--The Jackson 5
3 Candida--Dawn
4 We've Only Just Begun--Carpenters
5 All Right Now--Free
6 Indiana Wants Me--R. Dean Taylor
7 Green-Eyed Lady--Sugarloaf
8 (I Know) I'm Losing You--Rare Earth
9 Out in the Country--Three Dog Night
10 Snowbird--Anne Murray

Singles entering the chart were Heaven Help Us All by Stevie Wonder (#53); I Just Don't Don't Know What to Do with Myself by Gary Puckett (#74); I Don't Wanna Cry by Ronnie Dyson (#77); Carolina in My Mind by Crystal Mansion (#85); Jerusalem by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (#86); One Less Bell to Answer by the 5th Dimension (#87); Indian Lady by Lou Christie (#89); Share the Land by the Guess Who (#90); No Matter What by Badfinger (#92); I'm Better Off Without You by the Main Ingredient (#94); To the Other Man by Luther Ingram (#97); Stoney End by Barbra Streisand (#98); Endlessly by Sonny James (#99); and Don't Try to Lay No Boogie Woogie on the "King of Rock & Roll" by Crow (#100).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Record World)
1 I'll Be There--The Jackson 5
2 Cracklin' Rosie--Neil Diamond
3 We've Only Just Begun--Carpenters
4 Candida--Dawn
5 All Right Now--Free
6 Green-Eyed Lady--Sugarloaf
7 Julie, Do Ya Love Me--Bobby Sherman
8 Lookin' Out My Back Door/Long as I Can See the Light--Creedence Clearwater Revival
9 Snowbird--Anne Murray
10 Look What They've Done to My Song Ma--The New Seekers

Singles entering the chart were Heaven Help Us All by Stevie Wonder (#72); America/Standing/Because I Love You by the Five Stairsteps (#73); Easy Rider (Let the Wind Pay the Way) by Iron Butterfly (#78); I'm Not My Brothers Keeper by the Flaming Ember (#84); After Midnight by Eric Clapton (#86); One Less Bell to Answer by the 5th Dimension (#87); I Just Don't Don't Know What to Do with Myself by Gary Puckett (#92); I Need Help by Bobby Lord (#97); Dreams by Buddy Miles (#98); We Gotta Get You a Woman by Runt (#99); All I Want is to Be Your Woman by Carolyn Franklyn (also #99); and Amos Moses by Jerry Reed (#100).

Canada's Top 10 (RPM)
1 Cracklin' Rosie--Neil Diamond
2 Candida--Dawn
3 Lookin' Out My Back Door--Creedence Clearwater Revival
4 Lola--The Kinks
5 El Condor Pasa--Simon & Garfunkel
6 Look What They've Done to My Song Ma--The New Seekers
7 Green-Eyed Lady--Sugarloaf
8 It's Only Make Believe--Glen Campbell
9 All Right Now--Free
10 Joanne--Michael Nesmith & the First National Band

Singles entering the chart were Heed the Call by Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (#68); We're All in This Together by Tobi Lark (#85); Share the Land by the Guess Who (#87); Fresh Air by Quicksilver Messenger Service (#95); Let's Work Together by Canned Heat (#96); Engine Number 9 by Wilson Pickett (#97); Woodstock by the Assembled Multitude (#98); Day is Done by the Brooklyn Bridge (#99); and Jerusalem by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (#100).

Calgary's Top 10 (Glenn's Music)
1 Cracklin' Rosie--Neil Diamond (2nd week at #1)
2 Lola--The Kinks
3 Julie, Do Ya Love Me--Bobby Sherman
4 (I Know) I'm Losing You--Rare Earth
5 Green-Eyed Lady--Sugarloaf
6 Bluegreens on the Wing--William Truckaway
7 Lookin' Out My Back Door--Creedence Clearwater Revival
8 Riki Tiki Tavi--Donovan
9 Corrina, Corrina--King Biscuit Boy with Crowbar
10 Snowbird--Anne Murray
Pick hit of the week: Long Long Time--Linda Ronstadt

Died on this date
Vola Vale, 73. U.S. actress. Miss Vale, born Violet Smith, appeared in almost 100 movies from 1913-1936, almost all of them silent films from 1913-1927.

Pierre Laporte, 49. Canadian politician and journalist. Mr. Laporte, a native of Montreal, wrote for the Montreal newspaper Le Devoir from 1945-1961, and was known for articles critical of the Union Nationale government of Quebec Premier Maurice Duplessis. Mr. Laporte joined the Quebec Liberal Party and was elected to the Legislative Assembly in 1961, representing Chambly. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the leadership of the party in 1970, but after Robert Bourassa won the Quebec Liberal leadership and led the party to victory in the provincial election, Mr. Laporte was named Deputy Premier, Parliamentary Leader, Minister of Immigration, and Minister of Labour and Manpower. He was kidnapped from the lawn outside his suburban Montreal home by Front de Liberation du Quebec (FLQ) terrorists on October 10. An anonymous phone call led police to the body of Mr. Laporte, strangled with the chain of a religious medal around his neck, stuffed in the trunk of a car. It was the first political assassination in Canada since the death of Thomas D’Arcy McGee in 1868.

U.S. dead for the week in Vietnam numbered 40 who died in combat and 33 from non-combat causes, while 432 were wounded.

Seven Warsaw Pact nations completed five days of military exercises in East Germany.

Politics and government
An opposition coalition was given permission to form a new government in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state, after the state had been ruled from New Delhi for 15 days.

Two South Korean trains collided in a tunnel near Seoul, killing 14 and injuring 55, mostly high school students.

New York 6 @ Toronto 2

Walt Tkaczuk and Rod Gilbert each scored 2 goals for the Rangers as they overcame a 2-1 2nd-period deficit to defeat the Maple Leafs at Maple Leaf Gardens. Paul Henderson and Mike Walton scored for Toronto.

Hamilton (7-5) 22 @ Ottawa (3-9) 15
Edmonton (8-6) 20 @ Winnipeg (2-11) 17

Dave Fleming scored 3 touchdowns as the Tiger-Cats built a 20-1 halftime lead and hung on to defeat the Rough Riders before 21,365 fans at Lansdowne Park. The second of Mr. Fleming’s touchdowns came in the 1st quarter when Garney Henley, who was playing both ways, took a pitchout and was trapped by Ottawa defenders, but spotted Mr. Fleming open in the end zone for a 7-yard touchdown. Tommy-Joe Coffey had a poor day kicking for the Tiger-Cats, as he was successful on just 1 convert, and missed 3 field goals that went for single points. Ivan MacMillan kicked a single on a missed field goal attempt for the only Ottawa point of the first half, and added converts in the second half on touchdowns by quarterback Gary Wood and running back Charlie Leigh. The Tiger-Cats went into the game without defensive tackle John Barrow and backup quarterback John Manel because of injuries, and lost defensive end Billy Ray Locklin with a knee injury in the 1st quarter.

Poor officiating contributed to the Eskimos’ victory over the Blue Bombres before an angry Winnipeg Stadium crowd of 15,717. In the 3rd quarter, Edmonton defensive back Joe Hernandez intercepted a pass from Winnipeg quarterback Benji Dial at his own 45-yard line and appeared to be grounded at midfield by Winnipeg receiver Rick Shaw. However, there was no whistle, and Mr. Hernandez got back to his feet and ended up with a 65-yard return for a touchdown at 9:42 of the quarter. On a second down-and-20 yards to go play from the Winnipeg 29-yard line in the 4th quarter, Edmonton quarterback Don Trull appeared to have crossed the line of scrimmage when he threw a pass, which Terry Swarn caught for a 29-yard touchdown at 5:22. Dave Cutler, celebrated his 25th birthday with 2 converts and field goals of 31 and 17 yards for the Eskimos. Mr. Shaw, who led the Blue Bombers with 4 receptions for 74 yards, scored both Winnipeg touchdowns in the 4th quarter. The first came at 1:05 on a 23-yard pass from Ron Johnson, and the second at 9:12 on a 14-yard pass from Mr. Dial. For Mr. Shaw, they were his only touchdowns of the season. Gene Lakusiak converted 1 of the touchdowns, and the Blue Bombers scored 2 safety touches which Eskimo punter Fred Dunn conceded after bad snaps from Keith Christensen. Jim Thomas of the Eskimos led all rushers with 85 yards on 14 carries, although 64 of those cards came on one play. Jim Mankins, playing his first--and last--game as an Eskimo after being obtained from the Ottawa Rough Riders, carried 3 times for 8 yards. Mr. Swarn led all receivers with 4 receptions for 83 yards. Dick Smith, who was leading the Montreal Alouettes in pass receptions when he was dropped from the team after 10 games, played his first game as a Blue Bomber, rushing 4 times for 10 yards and catching 2 passes for 60. Mr. Trull completed just 10 of 24 passes for 158 yards and an interception; Eskimo flanker Mike Eben, who caught 2 passes for 16 yards, threw 1 pass, which was intercepted. Messrs. Dial and Johnson completed just 12 of 34 for 192 yards and 2 interceptions; Mr. Shaw completed a pass to Doug Strong, but it went for a 2-yard loss. Neither offense was effective, as the Eskimos totalled just 9 first downs and 251 yards net offense, while the Blue Bombers had 13 first downs and 292 yards net offense. Neil Payne of Winnipeg, later a referee, was a rookie official in this game, and he later said that this was the worst-officiated game that he ever participated in.

40 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Upside Down--Diana Ross (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in France (IFOP): Amoureux solitaires (Dis-moi que tu m'aimes)--Lio

South Africa's Top 10 (Springbok Radio)
1 Can't Stop the Music--Village People (3rd week at #1)
2 The Winner Takes it All--ABBA
3 Upside Down--Diana Ross
4 Emotional Rescue--The Rolling Stones
5 Magic--Olivia Newton-John
6 Paradise Road--Joy
7 More than I Can Say--Leo Sayer
8 Fame--Irene Cara
9 D.I.S.C.O.--Ottawan
10 Little Jeannie--Elton John

Singles entering the chart were Man on the Moon by Ballyhoo (#17); and Let's Get Serious by Jermaine Jackson (#20).

Queen Elizabeth II became the first British monarch to make a state visit to the Vatican.

Shrum Bowl @ Empire Stadium, Vancouver
Simon Fraser 30 British Columbia 3

Jay Prepchuk completed 12 of 19 passes for 184 yards and 3 touchdowns to lead the Clansmen to their rout of the Thunderbirds before more than 9,000 fans.

World Series
Philadelphia Phillies 3 @ Kansas City Royals 4 (10 innings) (Philadelphia led best-of-seven series 2-1)

Willie Aikens hit his first major league triple to drive in Willie Wilson with the winning run with 2 out in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Royals edged the Phillies before 42,380 fans in the first World Series game ever played at Royals Stadium. George Brett and Amos Otis hit solo home runs for the Royals, while Mike Schmidt did the same for the Phillies. Rich Gale started on the mound for the Royals and was lifted for Renie Martin after 4.1 innings. Dan Quisenberry pitched 2.1 innings of relief to get the win. Dick Ruthven pitched the first 9 innings for the Phillies and was replaced by Tug McGraw, who took the loss.

30 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): I've Been Thinking About You--Londonbeat (2nd week at #1)

Quebec 8 @ Calgary 8

The Flames tied a National Hockey League record by scoring 2 goals, both shorthanded, in 4 seconds, as well as 3 goals in a 27-second span during the 3rd period to salvage the tie with the Nordiques at the Olympic Saddledome. With a player in the penalty box, Calgary pulled their goalie; Doug Gilmour scored at 19:45, then got the puck to Paul Ranheim on the ensuing face-off for the tying goal at 19:49.

World Series
Oakland Athletics 4 @ Cincinnati Reds 5 (10 innings) (Cincinnati led best-of-seven series 2-0)

Joe Oliver singled in the winning run with 1 out in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Reds defeated the Athletics before 55,832 fans at Riverfront Stadium. The Athletics scored a run in the top of the 1st inning off Danny Jackson, but the Reds replied with 2 in the bottom of the inning off Bob Welch. Oakland scored 3 in the 3rd to knock Mr. Jackson out of the box after 2.2 innings, but four relief pitchers kept the Athletics off the scoreboard after that as the Reds scraped back to tie the game. Rob Dibble was the winning pitcher, and Dennis Eckersley, who entered the game at the start of the 10th inning, took the loss. Oakland's Jose Canseco hit the game's only home run. Cincinnati outfielder Billy Hatcher batted 4 for 4 to set a World Series record with 7 consecutive hits.

25 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Italy: Boombastic--Shaggy

The Montreal Canadiens fired general manager Serge Savard and head coach Jacques Demers after the team had lost its first five games of the 1995-96 season. The two men had led the Canadiens to the Stanley Cup championship in 1992-93, but had been eliminated in the first round of the playoffs a year later, and had missed the playoffs in 1994-95. Mr. Savard was succeeded as general manager by former teammate Rejean Houle, and Mr. Demers was succeeded as head coach by another former Montreal player, Mario Tremblay.

The Toronto Raptors played their first pre-season game ever, against the Atlanta Hawks at SkyDome in Toronto.

American League Championship Series
Cleveland 4 @ Seattle 0 (Cleveland won best-of-seven series 4-2)

Dennis Martinez allowed 4 hits in 7 innings, and Julian Tavarez and Jose Mesa each pitched a hitless inning of relief, as the Indians shut out the Mariners before 58,489 fans at the Kingdome to win their first AL pennant in 41 years. Cleveland center fielder Kenny Lofton singled in Alvaro Espinoza with the winning run in the 5th inning, and then singled, stole second base, and scored on a passed ball in the 8th. Seattle ace Randy Johnson started on the mound and allowed 8 hits and 4 runs--3 earned--while striking out 7 in 7.1 innings.

20 years ago

Died on this date
Leo Nomellini, 76
. Italian-born American football player and wrestler. Mr. Nomellini moved to the United States as an infant with his family. He served with the United States Marine Corps during World War II, and played tackle at the University of Minnesota in the late 1940s, earing All-American honours in 1948 and 1949. Mr. Nomellini played with the San Francisco 49ers (1950-1963); he was named a First Team All-Pro six times, and a Second Team All-Pro three times, among other honours. He was inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame in 1969 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1977. Mr. Nomellini wrestled professionally in the off-seasons from 1950 until the early 1960s, holding various titles. He died after a stroke.

U.S. President Bill Clinton, who was one of those in attendance at a summit in Egypt to address the latest outbreak of violence in Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories, announced that the parties had agreed to a cease-fire, but nothing was put in writing. Israel would reopen the Gaza airport and borders that had been sealed, and pull back troops at the edge of the Palestinian territories. The Palestinians would seek to stop the riots; avert further incidents aimed at inciting the Israelis; and put some freed Islamic fundamentalist troublemakers back in jail.

Politics and government
U.S. presidential candidates Al Gore (Democrat) and George W. Bush (Republican) engaged in their third debate, this one in St. Louis. The format was that of a town meeting, with the audience asking questions. Mr. Gore adopted an assertive mode, drawing sharp distinctions between himself and Mr. Bush. Mr. Bush said that Mr. Gore was a big spender and was too partisan to succeed as President.

Four people were killed and more than 70 injured in a rail accident at Hatfield, Hertfordshire, leading to the introduction of widespread speed limit reductions throughout the British rail network and eventually causing the collapse of the railway management group Railtrack.

American League Championship Series
Seattle 7 @ New York 9 (New York won best-of-seven series 4-2)

Trailing 4-0 after 3½ innings, the Yankees rallied for 3 runs in the bottom of the 4th inning and 6 in the 7th to defeat the Mariners at Yankee Stadium. Orlando Hernandez picked up his second win of the Series with relief help from Mariano Rivera. John Halama started on the mound for the Mariners, but it was Jose Paniagua, the second of four relief pitchers, who took the loss.

10 years ago

Pope Benedict XIV formally canonized Frère André, a Roman Catholic brother and founder of St. Joseph's Oratory in Montreal. Canada's first saint of the 21st century was credited with miracle healings before his death in 1937.

Winnipeg (4-11) 19 @ Montreal (11-4) 22

Calgary (11-4) 34 @ Saskatchewan (9-6) 26

National League Championship Series
San Francisco 1 @ Philadelphia 6 (Best-of-seven series tied 1-1)

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