Saturday, 28 November 2020

November 28, 2020

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Dede Hill!

850 years ago

Died on this date
Owain Gwynedd, 69-70 (?)
. King of Gwynedd, 1137-1170. Owain Gwynedd, born Owain ap Gruffudd, acceded to the throne of the North Wales kingdom of Gwynedd upon the death of his father Gruffydd ap Cynan. Owain became, in 1165, the first Welsh monarch to use the title "Prince of Wales." He achieved some military successes, but was excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church for his defiance of the pope regarding his marriage to his first cousin Cristin. King Owain was succeeded by his son Hywel ab Owain Gwynedd.

730 years ago

Died on this date
Eleanor of Castile, 49
. Queen consort of England, 1272-1290. Eleanor, the daughter of King Ferdinand III of Castile, married the future King Edward III of England, her second cousin once removed, in 1254. She accompanied him to Palestine during the Third Crusade (1270-1272), and became Queen consort upon his accession to the throne. Queen Eleanor was a promoter of literature and culture, and was known for her shrewd land deals. She died after a period of ill health, perhaps resulting from a strain of malaria.

550 years ago

Đại Việt emperor Lê Thánh Tông launched a military expedition against Champa, beginning the Cham–Vietnamese War.

500 years ago


Three ships under the command of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan entered "The Sea of the South," having sailed from the Atlantic Ocean through the passage that came to be known as the Straits of Magellan in the first westward crossing of the Pacific Ocean.

360 years ago

At Gresham College in London, 12 men, including Christopher Wren, Robert Boyle, John Wilkins, and Sir Robert Moray decided to found what was later known as the Royal Society.

320 years ago

Born on this date
Sophie Magdalene of Brandenburg-Kulmbach
. Queen consort of Denmark and Norway, 1730-1746. Sophie Magdalene, the daughter of Christian Heinrich, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth-Kulmbach, married the future King Christian VI of Denmark and Norway in 1721, and was Queen consort from his accession to the throne until his death. She died on May 27, 1770 at the age of 69, after years of declining health.

200 years ago

Born on this date
Friedrich Engels
. German-born U.K. philosopher. Mr. Engels was raised in a Christian Pietist family, but turned to atheism as a young man, and became a follower of the philosophy of G.W.F. Hegel. He moved to England at the age of 22, where he became known for his association with Karl Marx. Mr. Engels wrote The Condition of the Working Class in England (1845), and co-authored, with Mr. Marx, The Communist Manifesto (1848). After Mr. Marx's death in 1883, Mr. Engels edited the second and third volumes of Mr. Marx's work Das Kapital (1885; 1894). He died on August 5, 1895 at the age of 74.

125 years ago

Born on this date
José Iturbi Báguena
. Spanish musician. Mr. Iturbi was a pianist, harpsichordist, and conductor who had a career spanning more than 60 years. He conducted the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Valencia Symphony Orchestra for many years. Mr. Iturbi died from heart problems on June 28, 1980 at the age of 84.

Auto racing
The first American automobile race, sponsored by the Chicago Times-Herald, took place with 6 "moto-cycles" covering the 54 miles from Jackson Park in Chicago to Evanston, Illinois, and back--in snow. Frank Duryea, driving his brother Charles' Motorized Wagon, won in just over 10 hours, at an average speed of about 7.3 miles per hour.

100 years ago

The Irish Republican Army ambushed a convoy of the Royal Irish Constabulary's Auxiliary Division near the village of Kilmichael in County Cork, killing 17.

FIDAC (The Interallied Federation of War Veterans Organisations), the first international organization of war veterans, was established in Paris.

Cleveland (2-4-2) 0 @ Buffalo (8-1) 7
Akron (8-0-1) 14 @ Dayton (5-2-2) 0
Decatur (9-1-1) 6 @ Chicago Cardinals (6-1-1) 7
Rochester Scalpers 6 @ Rochester (6-3-1) 7
Lansing 0 @ Detroit (2-3-2) 0
Thorn 0 @ Chicago Tigers (2-5-1) 27
Washington & Jefferson College 7 @ Rock Island (6-2-2) 48

Wisconsin professional
(Milwaukee) Lapham Athletic Club 0 @ Green Bay (9-1-1) 26

The Packers' win over Lapham A.C. at Hagemeister Park was their last game as an independent club; they joined the Americn Professional Football Association in 1921.

90 years ago

Died on this date
Constantine VI, 71
. Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, 1924-1925. Constantine VI held several bishoprics in the Eastern Orthodox Church from 1896 before succeeding Gregory VII as Ecumenical Patriarch on December 17, 1924. Constantine VI was exiled to Greece by the Turkish government on January 30, 1925, and resigned his office on May 22, 1925.

Serge Koussevitsky conducted the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the premiere performance of Howard Hanson's Symphony No. 2 "Romantic" at Symphony Hall in Boston.

80 years ago

Died on this date
Jesse Livermore, 63
. U.S. stock speculator. Mr. Livermore, known as the "Boy Plunger" and the "Great Bear of Wall Street," gained and lost several large fortunes. He sold stocks short just before the stock market crash in 1929, with his resulting worth being $100 million (the equivalent of $1.384 billion in 2014). He then began to lose money in investments, and instead of cutting his losses, he continued to invest, losing virtually his entire fortune. He shot himself to death in the cloakroom at the Sherry Netherland Hotel in New York City, leaving an eight-page suicide note in which he called himself a failure.

German soldiers in or near Bucharest were mobilized and ordered to stand ready for immediate action to intervene in the conflict between the Romanian government of Prime Minister Ion Antonescu and the fascist Iron Guardists. The United Kingdom reported a methodical and relentless bombing of Cologne by the Royal Air Force. Reports from Thailand announced the bombing of areas of Indochina after bombing by French planes of Thai positions around Nankorn Panom.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau disclosed in Washington that the United Kingdom and the United States would make joint use of some of the Caribbean naval bases recently leased from the U.K.

A hostile crowd marred the Mexico City welcome for U.S. Vice President-elect Henry Wallace.

John Cudahy resigned as U.S. Ambassador to Belgium to devote his time to writing.

U.S. Representative Howard W. Smith (Democrat--Virginia) introduced a bill providing up to life imprisonment for persons convicted of sabotage. Rep. John Cochran (Democrat--Missouri) blocked House action on the Walter-Logan bill by refusing to agree to Senate amendments. The bill, if passed, would increase the authority of the courts to review and set aside decisions of government boards and agencies.

The United States Justice Department denied parole to Martin Morton, former 10th-ranking federal judge, who had been sentenced on March 7 to two years in the Lewisburg, Pennsylvania prison for "conspiracy to obstruct justice and defraud the United States."

The American Chemical Society reported that the wartime shortage of Indian monkeys may hamper research into human diseases.

Economics and finance
The United States signed a three-year contract with 14 Latin American nations to stabilize the coffee industry, with American import quotas being set for each country.

The American Federation of Labor convention in New Orleans re-elected William Green as President.

U.S. Attorney General Robert Jackson received a 1,000-page secret report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Australian-born West coast Congress of Industrial Organizations leader Harry Bridges.

Pittsburgh (2-7-2) 0 @ Philadelphia (1-9) 7

75 years ago

Died on this date
Dwight F. Davis, 66
. American tennis player and politician. Mr. Davis was a star amateur tennis player in the late 1890s and early 1900s, and founded the Davis Cup competition. He was a Republican who served as Assistant U.S. Secretary of War (1923-1925) and Secretary of War (1925-1929) in the administration of President Calvin Coolidge, and then as Governor-General of the Philippines from 1929-1932.

At hearings of the U.S. Senate Committee on the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, telegrams from U.S. diplomats in Latin America were introduced, showing that Japanese representatives there were predicting war with the United States between April and December 1941. John Amery, 33, son of former U.K. Conservative cabinet minister Leo Amery, pled guilty to eight counts of treason related to activities during World War II that included propaganda broadcasts and a proposal to raise a pro-Nazi British volunteer force (which became the British Free Corps). Mr. Amery's trial lasted just eight minutes.

The day after Patrick J. Hurley's resignation as U.S. Ambassador to China, resolutions were introduced in both houses of Congress to investigate his charges that some State Department officials had sought to undermine U.S. policy in China.

The Panamanian National Assembly approved a resolution to begin intern-American discussions on breaking relations with the "authoritarian" governments of Nicaragua, Honduras, and Dominican Republic.

Politics and government
Austrian Chancellor Karl Renner's provisional government resigned.

U.S. Navy Secretary James Forrestal offered a substitute merger plan providing for a National Security Council, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and a "Chief of Staff" to the President, along with centralized research and intelligence agencies.

The Congress of Industrial Organizations United Steel Workers of America voted to strike against the steel industry to enforce their demand for a $2 daily wage increase.

70 years ago

On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: The Hands of Mr. Ottermole, starring Royal Dano, Robert Emhardt, and Lawrence Fletcher

Chinese Communist forces advanced 25 miles southwest through the gap torn in South Korean lines at Tokchon. Commander-in-Chief of the United Nations Command General Douglas MacArthur, refuting the Chinese claim that only "volunteers" were fighting in Korea, claimed that United Nations forces now faced over 200,000 regular Chinese Army troops. U.S. President Harry Truman discussed the Korean situation with the National Security Council, Joint Chifs of Staff, and cabinet.

A U.S. federal court in New York sentenced Abraham Brothman to seven years in prison and fined him $15,000 for attempting to obstruct justice in atomic bomb spy cases. Miriam Moskowitz was setenced to two years in prison and fined $10,000.

Economics and finance
The United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Ceylon, India, New Zealand, and Pakistan announced the creation of the "Colombo Plan," a $5.2-billion aid fund for the economic development of South and Southeast Asia during the next six years, with the purpose of raising the living standards of 570 million Asians and counteracting the appeal of Communism.

An Associated Press poll of sportswriters named Oklahoma State University as the best college football team in the United States, followed by Army, University of Texas, University of Tennessee, and University of California.

Chuck Dressen was named manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, replacing Burt Shotton.

Nippon Series
Shochiku Robins 7 @ Mainichi Orions 8 (11 innings) (Mainichi won best-of-seven series 4-2)

The Orions scored 6 runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning to take a 6-3 lead and led 7-3 after 4 innings, but the Robins came back to tie the score before the Orions scored the winning run in the bottom of the 11th before 22,035 fans at Osaka Stadium to win the first Nippon Series. Takeshi Nomura (3–0), who had pitched a complete game victory the day before, pitched 3.1 innings of relief to get the win over Nobuo Oshima (1–2). Yoshiyuki Iwamoto hit his 2nd and 3rd home runs of the Series, driving in 4 runs for Shochiku.

60 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Diavolo--Jimmy Fontana

#1 single in France (IFOP): Itsy Bitsy Petit Bikini--Dalida (4th week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 Are You Lonesome To-night?--Elvis Presley
2 Last Date--Floyd Cramer
3 Stay--Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs
4 Poetry in Motion--Johnny Tillotson
5 A Thousand Stars--Kathy Young with the Innocents
6 New Orleans--U.S. Bonds
7 North to Alaska--Johnny Horton
8 Alone at Last--Jackie Wilson
9 Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go--Hank Ballard and the Midnighters
10 Georgia on My Mind--Ray Charles

Singles entering the chart were Rubber Ball by Bobby Vee (#67); Blue Tango by Bill Black's Combo (#75); Wings of a Dove by Ferlin Husky (#79); Walk Slow by Little Willie John (#81); Doll House by Donnie Brooks (#86); Ramona by the Blue Diamonds (#87); Come Rain or Come Shine by Ray Charles (#95); and Have You Ever Been Lonely (Have You Ever Been Blue) by Teresa Brewer (#100).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Music Vendor)
1 Are You Lonesome To-night?--Elvis Presley
2 Last Date--Floyd Cramer
--Lawrence Welk and his Orchestra
3 Poetry in Motion--Johnny Tillotson
4 A Thousand Stars--Kathy Young with the Innocents
5 Stay--Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs
6 Wonderland by Night--Bert Kaempfert and his Orchestra
--Louis Prima
7 Many Tears Ago--Connie Francis
8 New Orleans--U.S. Bonds
9 North to Alaska--Johnny Horton
10 He Will Break Your Heart--Jerry Butler

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Chris Milner!

Died on this date
Dirk Jan de Geer, 89
. Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1926-1929, 1939-1940). Jonkheer De Geer was a member of the Christian Historical Party/Christian Historical Union in the House of Representatives (1907-1921, 1922, 1933-1939), holding various cabinet posts, including three terms as Minister of Finance. He was Prime Minister when German forces invaded the Netherlands in May 1940, and fled with the government to London. Jhr. De Geer advocated negotiating a separate peace with Germany, and insisted that the war could not be won, which prompted his dismissal as Prime Minister, at the instigation of Queen Wilhelmina. He returned home with the permission of the Germans, and wrote a leaflet instructing his people how to cooperate with the Germans. Jhr. De Geer was convicted of treason after the war, and served a year in prison. He died of a stroke, 11 days before his 90th birthday.

Richard Wright, 52. U.S. writer. Mr. Wright, a Negro, wrote fiction, poetry and non-fiction, much of it about racial themes. He was a Communist for many years and wrote articles for Communist Party publications, but left the party in 1942. Mr. Wright was best known for his novel Native Son (1940) and his memoir Black Boy (1945). He became a permanent American expatriate in 1946, and died in Paris from a heart attack.

Mauritania became a nation, gaining full independence from France.

50 years ago

Hit parade

#1 single in Rhodesia (Lyons Maid): Lookin' Out My Back Door--Creedence Clearwater Revival (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in France: Deux amis pour un amour--Johnny Hallyday (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Anna--Lucio Battisti

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): A Song of Joy--Miguel Ríos (9th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): I Hear You Knocking--Dave Edmunds

Australia's Top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Lookin' Out My Back Door/Long as I Can See the Light--Creedence Clearwater Revival (2nd week at #1)
2 (They Long to Be) Close to You--Carpenters
3 Spill the Wine--Eric Burdon and War
4 Julie, Do Ya Love Me--Bobby Sherman
5 In the Summertime--Mungo Jerry
--The Mixtures
6 Yellow River--Autumn
--Leapy Lee
7 Cracklin' Rosie--Neil Diamond
8 It's Only Make Believe--Glen Campbell
9 A Song of Joy--Miguel Rios
10 Candida--Dawn

Singles entering the chart were Fire and Rain by James Taylor (#45); Through the Eyes of Love by Bobby and Laurie (#51); Indiana Wants Me by R. Dean Taylor (#57); Goodbye Sam, Hello Samantha by Cliff Richard (#58); and The Lover's Song by Ned Miller (#60).

Netherlands Top 10 (De Nederlandse Top 40)
1 Where Have I Been Wrong--The Cats
2 To My Father's House--The Les Humphries Singers
3 See Me, Feel Me--The Who
4 She Likes Weeds--Tee-Set
5 Memo from Turner--Mick Jagger
6 Hello Darkness--Shocking Blue
7 Over and Over--George Baker Selection
8 Paranoid--Black Sabbath
9 Cracklin' Rosie--Neil Diamond
10 Love is All Around--Sandra & Andres

Singles entering the chart were Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Neil Young (#21); Lonely Days by the Bee Gees (#27); Woodstock by Matthews Southern Comfort (#31); Patches by Clarence Carter (#33); De Toreador (O, O, Signorita) by Jacques Herb (#35); and Cry Me a River by Joe Cocker (#38).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 I Think I Love You--The Partridge Family (2nd week at #1)
2 The Tears of a Clown--Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
3 I'll Be There--The Jackson 5
4 We've Only Just Begun--Carpenters
5 Fire and Rain--James Taylor
6 Gypsy Woman--Brian Hyland
7 Indiana Wants Me--R. Dean Taylor
8 Montego Bay--Bobby Bloom
9 Heaven Help Us All--Stevie Wonder
10 Green-Eyed Lady--Sugarloaf

Singles entering the chart were River Deep - Mountain High by the Supremes & Four Tops (#51); My Sweet Lord/Isn't it a Pity by George Harrison (#72); When the Party is Over by Robert John (#82); If I were Your Woman by Gladys Knight & the Pips (#86); Stealer by Free (#88); Your Song by Elton John (#89); Most of All by B.J. Thomas (#90); Silver Moon by Michael Nesmith & the First National Band (#92); Rose Garden by Lynn Anderson (#93); Paranoid by Black Sabbath (#94); and Can't Get Over Losing You by Donnie Elbert (#98).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I Think I Love You--The Partridge Family (2nd week at #1)
2 The Tears of a Clown--Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
3 I'll Be There--The Jackson 5
4 Gypsy Woman--Brian Hyland
5 Fire and Rain--James Taylor
6 Somebody's Been Sleeping--100 Proof Aged in Soul
7 Share the Land--The Guess Who
8 See Me, Feel Me--The Who
9 Montego Bay--Bobby Bloom
10 You Don't Have to Say You Love Me--Elvis Presley

Singles entering the chart were My Sweet Lord (#37)/Isn't it a Pity (#62) by George Harrison; (Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below We're All Going to Go by Curtis Mayfield (#72); Most of All by B.J. Thomas (#76); Lonely Days by the Bee Gees (#78); Silver Moon by Michael Nesmith & the First National Band (#80); Rose Garden by Lynn Anderson (#85); Help Me Find a Way (To Say I Love You) by Little Anthony and the Imperials (#92); Chestnut Mare by the Byrds (#95); Workin' Together by Ike & Tina Turner (#96); Thank God and Greyhound by Roy Clark (#99); and Amos Moses by Jerry Reed (#100).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Record World)
1 I Think I Love You--The Partridge Family (2nd week at #1)
2 The Tears of a Clown--Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
3 Indiana Wants Me--R. Dean Taylor
4 We've Only Just Begun--Carpenters
5 Gypsy Woman--Brian Hyland
6 Fire and Rain--James Taylor
7 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years of Love)--The Presidents
8 Somebody's Been Sleeping--100 Proof Aged in Soul
9 You Don't Have to Say You Love Me--Elvis Presley
10 Montego Bay--Bobby Bloom

Singles entering the chart were My Sweet Lord/Isn't it a Pity by George Harrison (#48); River Deep - Mountain High by the Supremes & Four Tops (#59); Ruby Tuesday by Melanie (#65); Your Song by Elton John (#73); Most of All by B.J. Thomas (#74); Lonely Days by the Bee Gees (#83); (Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below We're All Going to Go by Curtis Mayfield (#85); Timothy by the Buoys (#89); When the Party is Over by Robert John (#92); I Can't Get Next to You by Al Green (#95); For a Friend by the Bugaloos (#96); Think About Your Children by Mary Hopkin (#97); Burning Bridges by the Mike Curb Congregation (#99); and There T Goes Again by Barbara and the Uniques (#100).

Canada's Top 10 (RPM)
1 I Think I Love You--The Partridge Family (2nd week at #1)
2 Fire and Rain--James Taylor
3 Share the Land--The Guess Who
4 Gypsy Woman--Brian Hyland
5 See Me, Feel Me--The Who
6 Heed the Call--Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
7 Montego Bay--Bobby Bloom
8 The Tears of a Clown--Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
9 Beautiful Second Hand Man--Ginette Reno
10 Fly Little White Dove, Fly--The Bells

Singles entering the chart were River Deep - Mountain High by the Supremes & Four Tops (#67); Chains and Things by B.B. King (#76); For the Good Times by Ray Price (#78); Sacroiliac Boop by the Happy Feeling (#98); Give Us One More Chance by Pagliaro (#99); and Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up by Sweet Revival (#100). Sacroiliac Boop was the B-side of Lord Come, which was not on the chart.

Calgary's Top 10 (Glenn's Music)
1 I Think I Love You--The Partridge Family (2nd week at #1)
2 Fly Little White Dove, Fly--The Bells
3 Burning Bridges--The Mike Curb Congregation
4 Share the Land--The Guess Who
5 I'll Be There--The Jackson 5
6 Heed the Call--Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
7 I Believe in Sunshine--Madrigal
8 Green-Eyed Lady--Sugarloaf
9 You Don't Have to Say You Love Me--Elvis Presley
10 Lola--The Kinks
Pick hit of the week: Gypsy Woman--Brian Hyland

FLQ terrorists Jacques Cossette, Jacques Lanctôt, Marc Charbonneau, and Pierre Séguin were allowed to leave for Cuba after they handed over British Trade Commissioner James Cross, whom they had kidnapped from his Montreal residence on October 5.

U.S. casualties for the week in Vietnam were 32 dead and 178 wounded. South Vietnamese casualties numbered 430 dead and 934 wounded, while North Vietnamese and Viet Cong dead were an estimated 1,300.

Pope Paul VI continued his tour of Asia with a full day in Manila, which included a plea for peace in Vietnam.

Grey Cup @ CNE Stadium, Toronto
Montreal 23 Calgary 10

Montreal quarterback Sonny Wade produced points when he had to, while the Alouettes’ defense succeeded in stifling the Calgary offense as they won their first Grey Cup in 21 years. 32,771 fans at the last Grey Cup to be played on a Saturday saw the grass at CNE Stadium come apart in big chunks in what became known as the "Sod Bowl." The Stampeders scored first when Bob Storey of the Alouettes fumbled a Ron Stewart punt and Rudy Linterman recovered for Calgary on the Montreal 17-yard line. Calgary quarterback Jerry Keeling completed a pass to fullback Hugh McKinnis for 10 yards and then handed off to Mr. McKinnis for a 7-yard touchdown. Larry Robinson converted to give the Stampeders a 7-0 lead 4:27 into the game. Mr. Wade marched the Alouettes into scoring position, and they gambled on a third-down short-yardage play at the Calgary 10-yard line. Running back Moses Denson was trapped by Calgary defensive back Terry Wilson for an apparent loss, but Mr. Denson improvised and threw a pass to Ted Alflen for a touchdown. It was the only pass of Mr. Denson’s CFL career and the only reception in the 3-game CFL career of Mr. Alflen. George Springate missed the convert, leaving the Stampeders with a 7-6 lead at 9:17 of the 1st quarter. The Stampeders fumbled a punt in the 2nd quarter, recovered by Montreal centre Gene Ceppetelli at the Calgary 16-yard line. The Alouettes failed to move the ball from there, but Mr. Springate kicked a 21-yard field goal at 5:36, and the Alouettes held a 9-7 halftime lead. Mr. Wade, who also doubled as the Alouettes’ punter, failed to hold a high snap from Mr. Ceppetelli in the 3rd quarter, and Dick Suderman recovered for the Stampeders at the Montreal 34. Larry Robinson followed with a 33-yard field goal at 7:27, giving the Stampeders a 10-9 lead. The Stampeders then turned the ball over on two consecutive possessions as Mr. Keeling gave up interceptions--on passes intended for Uriel Johnson--to Montreal defensive back Al Phaneuf, which he returned a total of 32 yards. The second interception, which Mr. Phaneuf returned from the Calgary 38-yard line to the 27, proved fatal. Montreal running back Bruce Van Ness completed a pass to Terry Evanshen for a 20-yard gain, and then end Tom Pullen rushed 7 yards on a reverse for a touchdown on the last play of the quarter. Mr. Springate converted to give the Alouettes a 16-10 lead. In the 4t quarter, Mr. Wade directed a 65-yard march that ended when he passed 10 yards to Garry Lefebvre for a touchdown, converted by Mr. Springate, at 10:22. Mr. Wade, who was named the game’s most valuable player, completed 16 of 34 passes for 159 yards, although giving up 3 interceptions. He also punted 12 times for a 36.7-yard average. Mr. Van Ness rushed 8 times for 30 yards and was 2 for 2 in passing for 46 yards. Mr. Denson rushed for 66 yards on 16 carries. Mr. Evanshen led all receivers with 95 yards on 6 receptions. Mr. McKinnis led the Stampeders with 48 yards rushing on 12 carries, 15 yards on 3 pass receptions, and 18 yards on 1 kickoff return. Mr. Keeling completed 16 of 37 passes for just 119 yards, while backup Larry Lawrence, who relieved Mr. Keeling late in the game, was 0 for 2. Gerry Shaw led the Calgary receivers with 28 yards on 2 receptions; Mr. Linterman caught 3 for 23 yards and Herm Harrison caught 3 for 22. Mr. Johnson, who was covered so well by Mr. Phaneuf, caught 2 passes for just 11 yards. The Montreal defense did such a good job of smothering the Calgary offense that the Stampeders’ longest offensive play covered 15 yards. Calgary punter Ron Stewart, playing his final game, punted 15 times for a 37.6-yard average. Frank Andruski made 2 of the Calgary interceptions for 28 yards in returns, and Gig Perez made the other Calgary interception, for 0 yards. Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, gaudily dressed in a cape and fedora, performed the ceremonial kickoff

Navy (1-10) 11 Army (1-9-1) 7 @ John F. Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia

40 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Woman in Love--Barbra Streisand

#1 single in France (IFOP): Woman in Love--Barbra Streisand

South Africa's Top 10 (Springbok Radio)
1 Woman in Love--Barbra Streisand
2 Man on the Moon--Ballyhoo
3 Another One Bites the Dust--Queen
4 Upside Down--Diana Ross
5 The Drunken Sailor--Babe
6 Rock Hard--Suzi Quatro
7 The Winner Takes it All--ABBA
8 Fame--Irene Cara
9 The Wanderer--Donna Summer
10 Don't Stand So Close to Me--The Police

Singles entering the chart were Shine On by Spirits Rejoice (#16); Hidin' from Love by Bryan Adams (#18); and 9 to 5 by Sheena Easton (#20). 9 to 5 was released in North America several months later under the title Morning Train (Nine to Five) in order to avoid confusion with Dolly Parton's recent hit 9 to 5.

In Operation Morvarid, the bulk of the Iraqi Navy was destroyed by the Iranian Navy in the Persian Gulf.

U.S. Senator Charles Percy (Republican--Illinois), who was expected to be named chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, met with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko in Moscow. Sen. Percy reported that he had told Mr. Gromyko that the unratified SALT-II arms reduction agreement between the U.S.A. and U.S.S.R. was "dead as a doornail." However, he suggested that a new start be made on an arms accord. In a visit with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev, Mr. Percy warned Mr. Brezhnev that the use of troops in Poland would be a grave error.

30 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): No Coke--Dr. Alban (2nd week at #1)

On television tonight
The Wonder Years, on ABC
Tonight’s episode: The Sixth Man

Politics and government
John Major was sworn in as British Prime Minister, replacing fellow Conservative Margaret Thatcher. Mr. Major also named his cabinet.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the gross national product had grown at an annual rate of 1.7% in the third quarter of 1990. U.S. Federal Reserve Board chairman Alan Greenspan said that the U.S. economy had entered a "meaningful downturn," but was unsure if a recession would result.

25 years ago

The United Kingdom and Ireland signed a joint declaration on Northern Ireland; the issue of decommissioning weapons belonging to Irish Republican Army members was delegated to an international committee that included Canadian General John de Chastelain.

A national convention to coordinate the drafting of a new constitution for Myanmar was reconvened.

U.S. President Bill Clinton signed a bill that ended the federal 55 miles per hour speed limit.

20 years ago

The lower house of the Dutch parliament voted 104-40 to legalize physician-assisted suicide. The law still needed approval of the upper house to become law. Under the bill, doctors operated under fixed guidelines, including a stipulation that any euthanasia procedure had to be approved by a commission including a medical expert and a lawyer.

Politics and government
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, whose popularity was plummeting in the wake of renewed violence after his efforts at a peace settlement with the Palestinians, announced that he would dissolve the Knesset and call for new elections. Mr. Barak was just 17 months into a 4-year term.

10 years ago

Died on this date
Samuel T. Cohen, 89
. U.S. physicist. Mr. Cohen worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II, and then at RAND Corporation and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where, in 1958, he devised the anti-tank thermonuclear weapon popularly known as the neutron bomb. Mr. Cohen died of stomach cancer.

Leslie Nielsen, 84. Canadian-born U.S. actor. Mr. Nielsen, a native of Regina, appeared in more than 100 movies and 150 television programs in a career spanning 60 years. He achieved success as a dramatic actor in movies such as Forbidden Planet (1956) and The Poseidon Adventure (1972), but gained his greatest fame for his deadpan comic performances in movies such as Airplane! (1980) and The Naked Gun trilogy (1988-1994), the latter of which was based on the television series Police Squad! (1982), in which he starred. Mr. Nielsen died in his sleep of pneumonia.

Politics and government
The first round of voting took place in the Haitian presidential election; Rally of Progressive National Democrats candidate Mirlande Manigat led with 31.37% of the vote, followed by Unity (INITE) candidate Jude Célestin at 22.48% and Peasant Response candidate Michel Martelly with 21.84%. Since no candidate had a majority, a runoff election was scheduled for January 16, 2011. Unity (INITE) led with 35 of 99 seats in the Chamber of Deputies, and won 5 of 11 seats in the Senate, with Alternative for Progress and Democracy (ALTENATIV) also taking 5 Senate seats.

Sun Way Flight 4112, an Ilyushin II-76 en route from Karachi to Khartoum, crashes after takeoff from Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, killing 12 people.

Grey Cup @ Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
Montreal 21 Saskatchewan 18

Avon Cobourne's second touchdown of the game, a 2-yard rush midway through the 4th quarter, provided the deciding points for the Alouettes as they held on to defeat the Roughriders before 63,317 fans, including this blogger. Montreal quarterback Anthony Calvillo completed 29 of 42 passes for 335 yards; Jamel Richardson caught 8 of Mr. Calvillo's passes for 109 yards, and was named the game's Most Valuable Player, with Saskatchewan defensive lineman Keith Shologan winning the Dick Suderman Memorial Trophy as the most valuable Canadian player.

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