Wednesday, 7 October 2020

October 7, 2020

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Erica Levine!

240 years ago

American militia defeated royalist irregulars led by British major Patrick Ferguson in the Battle of Kings Mountain in South Carolina.

220 years ago

French corsair Robert Surcouf, commander of the 18-gun ship La Confiance, captured the British 38-gun Kent.

180 years ago

Willem II became King of the Netherlands upon the abdication of his father Willem I.

120 years ago

Born on this date
Heinrich Himmler, 44
. German SS officer. Mr. Himmler was Reichsführer of the Schutzstaffel (SS), one of the most powerful figures in Germany's Nazi regime, and, As facilitator and overseer of concentration camps, one of the people most responsible for the genocide of Jews in World War II. While attempting to escape Germany in the aftermath of Germany's surrender to Allied forces, Mr. Himmler was arrested on May 21, 1945, and committed suicide by biting on a cyanide pill two days later at the age of 44.

90 years ago

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

The Robins knocked starting pitcher Ray Caldwell out of the box in the 1st inning with 2 runs on 2 hits and a base on balls in 1/3 inning, and Sherry Smith pitched a 3-hitter as the Brooklyn Dodgers edged the Indians 2-1 before 25,088 fans at Ebbets Field. The game was over in 1 hour and 47 minutes.

80 years ago

On the radio

World Series
Detroit Tigers 0 @ Cincinnati Reds 4 (Best-of-seven series tied 3-3)

The Reds knocked Schoolboy Rowe out of the box with 4 hits and 2 runs in 1/3 inning and coasted to victory over the Tigers before 30,481 fans at Crosley Field. Bucky Walters pitched his second complete game win of the series--this one a 5-hitter--and contributed a home run to the Reds’ cause. For Mr. Rowe, it was his second loss of the Series.

70 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Quicksilver--Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Goodnight Irene--Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra and the Weavers (Best Seller--8th week at #1; Disc Jockey--6th week at #1; Jukebox--7th week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Goodnight Irene--Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra and the Weavers (6th 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 Play a Simple Melody--Gary Crosby and Friend
--Jo Stafford
5 Tzena Tzena Tzena--Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra and the Weavers
--Mitch Miller and his Orchestra
--Vic Damone
6 Can Anyone Explain? (No, No, No!)--The Ames Brothers
7 Our Lady of Fatima--Richard Hayes and Kitty Kallen
--Red Foley
8 Bonaparte’s Retreat--Kay Starr
--Gene Krupa and Chicago Jazz
9 La Vie en Rose--Tony Martin
--Bing Crosby
--Edith Piaf
10 Cincinnati Dancing Pig--Red Foley
--Vic Damone

Singles entering the chart the chart were Thinking of You, with versions by Don Cherry; and Eddie Fisher (#33); Foggy River by Peter Hanley with Hugo Winterhalter and his Orchestra (#34); (I Love the Girl) I Love the Guy by Sarah Vauhgan (#35); and Orange Colored Sky by Nat "King" Cole and his Trio and Stan Kenton and his Orchestra (#36).

On television tonight
The Frank Sinatra Show, on CBS

J. Carrol Naish was a guest on the first broadcast of this variety program, Mr. Sinatra's first venture into network television.

Died on this date
Willis Carrier, 73
. U.S. engineer. Mr. Carrier invented modern air conditioning in 1902 and founded Carrier Corporation in 1915.

Mother Teresa established the Missionaries of Charity.

Montreal (2-5) 8 @ Ottawa (4-3) 18
Hamilton (4-3) 29 @ Toronto (4-3) 23

Calgary (2-9) 13 @ Winnipeg (7-3) 25
Edmonton (7-4) 6 @ Saskatchewan (5-5) 8

8,000 fans at Osborne Stadium saw the Blue Bombers defeat the Stampeders, while 6,000 were at Taylor Field in Regina to see the Roughriders edge the Eskimos. The only Edmonton touchdown came on a pass from Lindy Berry to Doug Pyzer, converted by Annis Stukus.

Windsor (0-5) 6 @ Sarnia (4-0) 21

Los Angeles (2-2) 20 @ Philadelphia (2-1) 56
Cleveland (3-1) 30 @ Pittsburgh (1-3) 17

World Series
Philadelphia Phillies 2 @ New York Yankees 5 (New York won best-of-seven series 4-0)

The Yankees chased rookie starting pitcher Bob Miller (0-1) with 2 hits and 2 runs in the 1st inning and added 3 runs in the 6th on a 2-run home run by Yogi Berra and a triple by Bobby Brown to defeat the Phillies and complete the sweep before a Yankee Stadium crowd of 68,098. Whitey Ford (1-0), pitching his first World Series game, was 1 out away from a shutout when Andy Seminick hit a long fly ball to Gene Woodling in left field for what should have been the last out of the Series. Mr. Woodling dropped the ball, allowing baserunners Willie Jones and Ken Johnson to score. Mike Goliat followed with a single, and New York manager Casey Stengel brought in Allie Reynolds to face pinch hitter Stan Lopata. Mr. Reynolds struck out Mr. Lopata, and the Yankees had won their second straight World Series.

60 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Tell Laura I Love Her--Ricky Valance (2nd week at #1)

On television tonight
The Twilight Zone, on CBS
Tonight’s episode: The Man in the Bottle, starring Joseph Ruskin, Luther Adler, and Vivi Janiss

Stan Kenton and his Orchestra performed the second of two concerts at Varsity Arena as a precursor to Homecoming Weekend at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Only about 250 people attended each concert, resulting in a loss of $7,500 for the U of A Students' Council. The concerts were promoted by well-known Edmonton musician Tommy Banks.

Politics and government
U.S. presidential candidates Senator John F. Kennedy (Democrat) and Vice President Richard Nixon (Republican) appeared together at the studio of NBC affiliate WRC in Washington to engage in the second of four televised debates prior to the November 8 election.

Economics and finance
15 Canadian industrialists left for a three-week trade mission to Europe.

Hamilton (2-8) 14 @ Toronto (8-2) 24

Attendance at CNE Stadium was 27,494.

50 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Band of Gold--Freda Payne (3rd week at #1)

At the movies
Monte Walsh, directed by William A. Fraker, and starring Lee Marvin, Jeanne Moreau, and Jack Palance, opened in theatres.

Two days after FLQ terrorists had kidnapped British Trade Commissioner James Cross from his Montreal residence, the FLQ Manifesto was read over radio station CKAC; the demands of the terrorists expired without action from the federal or provincial governments. At 9:00 A.M., police discovered the taxi used for the kidnapping of Mr. Cross; at noon, Windsor Station was ransacked; in the afternoon, the FLQ issued two more communiqués, and at 6:00 P.M., their lawyer, Robert Lemieux, held a press conference to discuss the government's offer to negotiate.

World events
General Juan Jose Torres, backed by the air force, toppled the rightist military junta that had taken over Bolivia two days earlier, and promised a "popular nationalist government." General Torres had turned from anti-Communist to leftist after heading the operation that had wiped out the guerrilla band of Che Guevara in 1967.

Politics and government
Egypt’s National Assembly named Vice President Anwar Sadat to succeed the late Gamal Nasser as President. Mr. Sadat, 52, promised to carry out Mr. Nasser’s policies and "to continue the struggle for liberation of Arab lands."

In a nationally-televised address, U.S. President Richard Nixon proposed a "cease-fire in place" throughout Indochina "without preconditions," and asked North Vietnam and the Viet Cong to agree to it so that the "logjam" in the Paris peace talks could be broken. Mr. Nixon’s 5-point program also called for a timetable for troop withdrawals; a political settlement for South Vietnam; and the immediate release of prisoners of war--all of which he had touched on in his peace plan of May 14, 1969.

Montreal (6-4) 4 @ Calgary (7-5) 11

Jerry Keeling’s 25-yard touchdown pass to Dave Cranmer at 11:00 of the 3rd quarter proved to be enough for the Stampeders. The game was played in a snowstorm at McMahon Stadium and was tied 0-0 at halftime. Larry Robinson kicked a 30-yard field goal early in the 3rd quarter to give Calgary a 3-0 lead. The Alouettes got on the scoreboard with a 73-yard punt by Sonny Wade. The Stampeders’ touchdown made it 10-1 before George Springate kicked a 30-yard field goal for Montreal to make the score 10-4. Mr. Robinson scored the only point of the 4th quarter on a single off a missed 44-yard field goal. Justin Canale attempted a 42-yard field goal for the Alouettes, but it was wide and returned out of the end zone. Hugh McKinnis rushed 14 times for 99 yards to lead the Calgary ground game; Moses Denson led the Alouettes with 110 yards on just 6 carries, while Dennis Duncan carried 18 times for 63 yards. Mr. Keeling completed 7 of 18 passes for 120 yards, while Mr. Wade was 9 for 19 for 97 yards and an interception and his backup, Tony Passander, was 6 for 12 for 68 yards and 2 interceptions. The Montreal quarterbacks were repeatedly sacked by the Stampeders’ "Four Trees" defensive line of John Helton, Fred James, Craig Koinzan, and Dick Suderman. Calgary interceptions were made by Ron Stewart, Frank Andruski, and Gig Perez. It was the final game as an Alouette for offensive halfback Dick Smith, whose performance didn’t satisfy head coach Sam Etcheverry, despite the fact that he led the team in pass receptions that season with 47. Mr. Smith was traded to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers a few days later.

40 years ago

Iranian forces defending Khurramshahr opened fire at a number of foreign ships anchored in the Shatt al-Arab, sinking at least three and setting five ablaze.

At least 100,000 people marched for four hours in Paris to protest the October 3 bombing of a synagogue in that city.

National League Championship Series
Houston 1 @ Philadelphia 3 (Philadelphia led best-of-five series 1-0)

Greg Luzinski’s 2-run home run in the bottom of the 6th inning held up as the Phillies beat the Astros before 65,277 fans at Veterans Stadium. Steve Carlton (1-0) was the winning pitcher with relief help from Tug McGraw, while Ken Forsch (0-1) went the distance in taking the loss.

30 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Suicide Blonde--INXS

#1 single in Switzerland: It Must Have Been Love--Roxette

Austria's Top 10 (Ö3)
1 Tom's Diner--DNA featuring Suzanne Vega
2 Naked in the Rain--Black Pearl
3 Verdammt - ich lieb' dich--Matthias Reim
4 It Must Have Been Love--Roxette
5 Ooops Up--Snap!
6 Blaze of Glory--Jon Bon Jovi
7 Ich hab' geträumt von dir--Matthias Reim
8 It's on You--M.C. Sar & the Real McCoy
9 Samurai--Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung
10 U Can't Touch This--MC Hammer

Singles entering the chart were Ich hab' geträumt von dir; Crazy for You by David Hasselhoff (#12); Tonight by New Kids on the Block (#19); and Can Can You Party by Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers (#30).

Canadian CF-18 jet fighters began arriving in Qatar to join the multinational blockade of Iraq. Each of the $25-million jets was equipped with Sidewinder air-to-air and Sparrow air-to-ground missiles. The Canadian camp in Qatar was nicknamed Canada Dry.

Saskatchewan (7-7) 16 @ Calgary (8-5-1) 23

Greg Peterson made 2 interceptions, returning one of them 38 yards for a touchdown in the 2nd quarter, and Rick Worman completed a 15-yard touchdown pass to Allen Pitts in the 3rd quarter to lead the Stampeders. Calgary kicker Mark McLoughlin added 2 converts, 2 field goals, and 3 singles. The only Saskatchewan touchdown came with 4:43 remaining in the game on a 10-yard pass from Jeff Bentrim to Dave Pitcher. Dave Ridgway converted and added 3 field goals. Mr. Bentrim, starting at quarterback in place of injured Kent Austin, completed 18 of 35 passes for 183 yards and 3 interceptions, and led the Roughrider ground game with 28 yards on 6 carries. Former U.S. college star Tony Rice played briefly, completing 1 of 4 passes for 23 yards and rushing 3 times for 7 yards. 27,964 were in attendance at McMahon Stadium.

American League Championship Series
Oakland 4 @ Boston 1 (Oakland led best-of-seven series 2-0)

Harold Baines drove in 3 runs to lead the Athletics over the Red Sox before 35,070 fans at Fenway Park. Bob Welch (1-0) pitched 7.1 innings to get the win, while Greg Harris (0-1), who had relieved starter Dana Kiecker in the 6th inning, took the loss.

25 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Fantasy--Mariah Carey

#1 single in Flanders (VRT): Het is een Nacht... (Levensecht)--Guus Meeuwis & Vagant

#1 single in Wallonia (Ultratop 40): Scatman's World--Scatman John (7th week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): You are Not Alone--Michael Jackson (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Het busje komt zo--Höllenboer (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): Fairground--Simply Red (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 Fantasy--Mariah Carey (2nd week at #1)
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 Only Wanna Be with You--Hootie & the Blowfish
8 I Can Love You Like That--All-4-One
9 As I Lay Me Down--Sophie B. Hawkins
10 I Got 5 on It--Luniz

Singles entering the chart were Anything by 3T (#73); Hook by Blues Traveler (#93); Solitude by Edwin McCain (#95); Danger by Blahzay Blahzay (#97); and Girlstown by Super Cat (#99).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Fantasy--Mariah Carey
2 Runaway--Janet Jackson
3 Gangsta's Paradise--Coolio featuring L.V.
4 You are Not Alone--Michael Jackson
5 Kiss from a Rose--Seal
6 Only Wanna Be with You--Hootie & the Blowfish
7 I Got 5 On It--Luniz
8 As I Lay Me Down--Sophie B. Hawkins
9 Boombastic/In the Summertime--Shaggy/Shaggy (featuring Rayvon)
9 Run-Around--Blues Traveler
10 Brokenhearted--Brandy

Singles entering the chart were I'll Be There for You/This House is Not a Home by the Rembrandts (#22); Name by Goo Goo Dolls (#29); Who Can I Run To? by Xscape (#40); Anything by 3T (#62); Runaway by Corrs (#87); and A Girl Like You by Edwyn Collins (#89). A Girl Like You was from the movie Empire Records (1995).

Mark Allen of the United States won his sixth Ironman Triathlon title in seven years in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, overtaking the leader, Thomas Hellriegel of Germany, at the 24-mile mark of the marathon. It was the 37-year-old Mr. Allen's closest finish since his first Ironman victory, by 58 seconds over Dave Scott in 1989.

The Montreal Canadiens retired goalie Jacques Plante's jersey #1 in a ceremony at the Montreal Forum.

Saskatchewan (5-10) 27 @ Baltimore (13-3) 29
Hamilton (7-8) 14 @ Shreveport (5-11) 26

Carlos Huerta kicked a 21-yard field goal with 5 seconds remaining in regulation time to give the Stallions their win over the Roughriders before 31,421 fans at Memorial Stadium. Chris Wright returned a punt 89 yards for a TD, and Gerald Alphin caught a 26-yard pass from Tracy Ham for the other Baltimore TD, as the Stallions recovered from a 17-0 2nd-quarter deficit.

Billy Joe Tolliver threw touchdown passes to Martin Patton and Norman Bradford, and Bjorn Nittmo kicked 2 converts and 4 field goals as the Pirates came back from a 13-0 2nd-quarter deficit to defeat the Tiger-Cats before 12,619 fans at Independence Stadium. Larry Thompson scored the only Hamilton touchdown in the 1st quarter when quarterback Steve Taylor connected with Kalin Hall for a 53-yard gain to the Shreveport 2-yard line before fumbling, and Mr. Thompson recovered and went the remaining 2 yards for the score.

British Columbia 22 @ Alberta 25

American League Division Series
New York 8 @ Seattle 11 (Best-of-five series tied 2-2)

National League Division Series
Colorado 4 @ Atlanta 10 (Atlanta won best-of-five series 3-1)

20 years ago

Died on this date
Walter Krupinski, 79
. German military aviator. Hauptmann Krupinski served with the Luftwaffe during World War II, recording 197 victories in 1,100 sorties. Generalleutnant Krupinski held various commands in the Bundeswehr from 1957-1976.

Politics and government
Vojislav Kostunica was sworn in as President of Yugoslavia in front of the newly-elected parliament.

Palestinians destroyed a Jewish holy site known as Joseph’s Tomb, and Hezbollah terrorists captured three Israeli Defense Force soldiers in a cross-border raid. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak gave Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat 48 hours to bring violent protesters under control.

Davo Karnicar, 38, of Slovenia became the first person to ski non-stop down Mount Everest. It took him four days to reach the summit and five hours to ski back to base camp.

Hamilton (8-6-0-2) 12 @ Toronto (4-9-1) 29

Vernon Mitchell of the Argonauts set a CFL single-game record with 3 touchdowns on interception returns and Fred Perry returned a fumble for another to lead the Argonauts to victory before 20,729 fans at SkyDome. Hamilton quarterback Danny McManus dressed but was unable to play because of a hamstring injury, and rookie backup Billy Dicken started. His fumble was returned 4 yards for a touchdown by Mr. Perry just 1:10 into the game, and at 5:03 Mr. Mitchell returned an interception 22 yards for a touchdown. Mr. Dicken left the game after completing just 1 of 8 passes for 4 yards, and losing 2 fumbles, and was replaced by Todd Bankhead, who was 12 for 22 for 116 yards and 2 interceptions. Late in the first quarter, Donnavan Carter intercepted one of Mr. Bankhead’s passes and returned it 28 yards before lateralling to Mr. Mitchell, who ran the last 6 yards for the touchdown. The Argonauts didn’t score another touchdown until the 4th quarter, when Mr. Mitchell made another interception and returned it 23 yards for a major score. Jacob Marini converted all 4 Toronto touchdowns, and Noel Prefontaine punted for a single. The lone Hamilton touchdown came in the 3rd quarter on a 14-yard pass from Mr. Bankhead to Andrew Grigg. Paul Osbaldiston converted and added a field goal, and the Tiger-Cats scored a safety touch in the 1st quarter. The Tiger-Cats amassed just 10 first downs and 130 yards net offense, but the Argonauts, under quarterback Kerwin Bell, were about equally ineffective, getting just 11 first downs and 135 yards net offense.

American League Division Series
Oakland 11 @ New York 1 (Best of five series tied 2-2)

The Athletics scored 3 runs in the 1st inning and 4 in the 9th as they whipped the Yankees before 56,915 fans at Yankee Stadium. Barry Zito (1-0) won over Roger Clemens (0-2).

National League Division Series
St. Louis 7 @ Atlanta 1 (St. Louis won best-of-five series 3-0)

Jim Edmonds and Fernando Vina each drove in 3 runs for the Cardinals as they defeated the Braves 7-1 before 49,898 fans at Turner Field to complete the sweep. Britt Reames (1-0) was the winning pitcher, while Kevin Millwood (0-1) took the loss.

San Francisco 2 @ New York 3 (13 innings) (New York led best-of-five series 2-1)

Benny Agbayani hit a home run off Aaron Fultz (0-1) with 1 out in the bottom of the 13th inning to give the Mets their win over the Giants before 56,270 fans at Shea Stadium. Rick White (1-0) was the winning pitcher.

10 years ago

Died on this date
Milka Planinc, 85
. President of the Federal Executive Council (Prime Minister) of Yugoslavia, 1982-1986. Mrs. Planinc joined the Communist Party of Yugoslavia in 1944, and worked within the League of Communists of Croatia, serving as its Secretary (1971-1982) until her appointment as the first head of government of a diplomatically recognized Communist state. She used her term as Prime Minister to start paying back Yugoslavia's external debt. Mrs. Planinc died after years of declining health.

National League Division Series
Atlanta 0 @ San Francisco 1 (San Francisco led best-of-five series 1-0)

American League Division Series
Texas 6 @ Tampa Bay 0 (Texas led best-of-five series 2-0)

New York 5 @ Minnesota 2 (New York led best-of-five series 2-0)

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