Saturday, 7 November 2020

November 7, 2020

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Johnny Rivers!

1,340 years ago

The Third Council of Constantinople, with 37 bishops and a number of presbyters, was convened by Byzantine Emperor Constantine IV at the imperial palace in order to settle the theological controversies of monoenergism and monothelitism. The council concluded 10 months later.

160 years ago

Born on this date
Paul Peel
. Canadian artist. Mr. Peel, a native of London, Ontario, was noted for his paintings of nudes and children, and was one of the first Canadian artists to achieve international recognition. He contracted a lung infection and died in his sleep in Paris on October 3, 1892 at the age of 31.

120 years ago

A cavalry troop of the Canadian Mounted Rifles, plus 90 officers and men of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, supported by two 12-pounder field guns of the Royal Canadian Field Artillery, covered a bloody retreat of British infantry column under attack by several hundred Boer horsemen in the Battle of Leliefontein in South Africa. 3 dragoons were killed and 11 wounded. Canadians Hampden Cockburn, Edward Holland, and Richard Turner earned the Victoria Cross for their actions.

Politics and government
Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier led his Liberal Party to a second consecutive majority of seats in the House of Commons in the Canadian federal election. The Liberals won 128 of 213 seats in the House of Commons, an increase of 11 from their total in the most recent election in 1896. The Conservatives, led by former Prime Minister Charles Tupper, won 69 seats, with candidates running as Liberal-Conservatives taking 10 seats. Mr. Tupper lost his seat in the Nova Scotia riding of Cape Breton to Liberal candidate Alexander Johnston, and resigned as Conservative leader shortly thereafter.

The People's Party was founded in Cuba by Diego Vicente Tejera, who had formed the Cuban Socialist Party the preceding year.

110 years ago

The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) was undertaken by the Wright brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.

100 years ago

Born on this date
Gaby Haas
. Czechoslovakian-born Canadian musician and disc jockey. Mr. Haas was an accordionist who played live and on radio and television. He moved to Canada before he was out of his teens, and began his radio career in Saskatoon in 1939, settling in Edmonton in 1940. Mr. Haas worked at CFRN (1940-1944) and then worked at CKUA (1945-1987). In 1946, he began hosting the program Continental Musicale, which, in the 1980s, became the world's longest-running radio program. Mr. Haas indirectly inspired the creation of the comic characters the Schmenge Brothers of the television comedy sketch program SCTV: while the show was being taped in Edmonton in the early 1980s, several of the cast members were trying to find something worth watching on television in their hotel room on a dull Sunday afternoon, and came across Mr. Haas hosting World Showcase of Music on a local cable access channel, thus giving the SCTV actors the idea for a pair of polka-playing brothers. Mr. Haas died in Edmonton on November 22, 1987 at the age of 67.

Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow issued a decree that led to the formation of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.

Canton (4-1-1) 18 @ Cleveland (1-3-1) 0
Decatur (6-0-1) 0 @ Rock Island (5-1-2) 0
Chicago Cardinals (3-1-1) 6 @ Chicago Tigers (1-3-1) 3
Tonawanda 0 @ Buffalo (6-0) 35
Utica 7 @ Rochester (4-1-1) 27
Columbus (1-5) 10 @ Zanesville 0
Hammond (2-2) 14 @ Pullman 13

Wisconsin professional
Milwaukee All-Stars 0 @ Green Bay (6-0-1) 9

80 years ago

On the radio

Reports from the 100-mile-long mountainous front on the Greek-Albanian border indicated that Italian forces had started their main attack after stemming the Greek advance in the north and south, while Greek troops had beaten back an Italian column in the middle sector near Yanina.

The Japanese military mission in Indochina protested to the French governor general against "increasing activities of all anti-Japanese elements."

According to reports from London, an understanding had been reached in principle by the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia regarding defense cooperation in the Pacific and possible U.S. use of the British naval base at Singapore.

Economics and finance
U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau announced that President Franklin D. Roosevelt would soon ask Congress to adopt a financial program that would include raising the debt limit to $60-65 billion and passage of new defense taxes. Following Mr. Morgenthau's announcement, prices jumped 1-8 points on the New York Stock Exchange amid speculation of inflation.

In Tacoma, Washington, the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapsed in a windstorm, just over four months after the bridge's opening.

70 years ago

Riots in Tripoli since November 4 had resulted in more than 100 Jews being slain, and more than 550 Arabs had been arrested by British authorities.

World events
11 people were arrested in Asuncion as a precaution against a possible attempt to overthrow Paraguayan dictator Higinio Morinigo.

Italy suggested that Fiume and Zara be given to Yugoslavia and that Trieste become a free city. Italy and the United States reported that Italy had requested that she be allowed to keep her African territories, including Ethiopia, Tripolitania, and Somaliland.

The United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved full U.S. participation in the United Nations, with its Security Council representative able to vote the use of American troops to secure the peace.

Allied headquarters in Tokyo announced that all incoming news dispatches must be approved by the Soviet, Chinese, British, and American missions before publication.

Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and current U.K. Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin told the House of Commons that the U.S. and U.K. should keep the atomic secret until the United Nations could be entrusted with it.

The United States War Department announced that enlisted men with 50 points on duty in the U.S. or on leave would be discharged by the end of the month.

British Royal Air Force Captain Hugh Wilson flew the Gloster Meteor jet at a world record speed average of 606 miles per hour over Herne Bay, England.

The United States Army announced the development of a new vaccine effective against two types of influenza.

Politics and government
Brazil reported that 7.5 million voters had been registered for the December 2, 1945 presidential election.

Economics and finance
U.S. President Harry Truman asked the House of Representatives to act on his recommendation for a $107.5-million public works fund.

The United Auto Workers of American rejected a General Motors offer to raise wages 8%-10% for all workers whose salaries had lagged behind the cost of living, charging that it was an effort to "sandbag" the public into higher auto costs.

Washington American Federation of Labor transit workers accepted a 30c hourly wage increase and agreed to end their walkout.

Canadian university
Hardy Trophy
Alberta 3 @ British Columbia 19 (British Columbia led 3-game total points series 19-15)

Phil Guman scored 2 touchdowns and Reg Clarkson scord a touchdown, 2 converts, and 2 singles for the Thunderbirds as they beat the Golden Bears before 2,000 fans at Capilano Stadium in Vancouver. The Golden Bears had beaten the Thunderbirds 12-0 in Edmonton on October 24, and that total carried over into the 2-game series in Vancouver after Alberta finished ahead of Saskatchewan for the right to play the Thunderbirds in a 2-game playoff series.

70 years ago

On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Nightmare, starring Richard Kiley and Berry Kroeger

Died on this date
Edgar Jordan Tarr, 66
. Canadian diplomat. Mr. Tarr, president of the Institute of Pacifc Relations, died in Winnipeg.

World events
Nepalese Prime Minister Sir Tin Maharaja, Mohan Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana announced that Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah, the 4-year-old grandson of King Tribhuvan, was now the King of Nepal; the new monarch was crowned the same day. The deposed king and the remaining members of the roay afmily feld to exile in India three days later.

The first contingent of Canadian troops arrived to join the United Nations force in Korea.

The first repatriation of Greek civil war prisoners held in Yugoslavia was carried through as 57 Greek Army soldiers were released at the border town of Gevelija.

The United Nations Committee for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea promised the People's Republic of China that UN forces would stay out of Manchuria and preserve Manchuria's power supply from Yalu River hydroelectric plants.

Politics and government
Republican Party candidates made gains against the Democratic Party in U.S. mid-term elections. The Republicans gained five seats in the Senate, reducing the Democrats' majority to 49-47; Senate Majority Leader Scott Lucas (Illinois) lost his seat to Republican challenger Everett Dirksen, and Democrat Millard Tydings (Maryland), who had recently headed a committee opposing the accusations of Sen. Joe McCarthy (Republican--Wisconsin) regarding Communist infiltration of the U.S. government, lost his seat to Republican challenger John Marshall Butler. In the House of Representatives, Republicans gained 28 seats and Democrats lost 28, reducing the Democrats' lead to 235-199. American Labor Party incumbent Vito Marcantonio (New York) lost his seat to Democratic challenger James G. Donovan, while Democratic incumbent Thomas Henry Burke (Ohio) lost his seat to independent Frazier Reams. Gubernatorial elections took place in 33 states, with Republicans gaining 6 and Democrats lost 6, resulting in a 25-23 lead for the Republicans. Voters in Hawaii ratified a state constitution--a major step toward becoming a state. South Carolina abolished its state poll tax, while Maryland voters approved a measure requiring state officeholders to take loyalty oaths.

U.K. Prime Minister Clement Attlee's Labour Party government survived a non-confidence vote in the House of Commons on its demand that wartime controls over the nation's economy be made permanent.

Economics and finance
The U.S.A. and Ceylon reached a general agreement on Point Four aid to Ceylon.

50 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): It's Now or Never--Elvis Presley (4th week at #1)

#1 single in France (IFOP): Itsy Bitsy Petit Bikini--Dalida

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 Save the Last Dance for Me--The Drifters (2nd week at #1)
2 I Want to Be Wanted--Brenda Lee
3 Poetry in Motion--Johnny Tillotson
4 Georgia on My Mind--Ray Charles
5 You Talk Too Much--Joe Jones
6 My Heart Has a Mind of its Own--Connie Francis
7 Stay--Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs
8 Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go--Hank Ballard and the Midnighters
9 Blue Angel--Roy Orbison
10 Devil or Angel--Bobby Vee

Singles entering the chart were Sway by Bobby Rydell (#54); Many Tears Ago (#79)/Senza Mamma (With No One) (#87) by Connie Francis; Gonzo by James Booker (#86); Psycho by Bobby Hendricks (#88); Ol' Mac Donald by Frank Sinatra (#92); (Theme from) The Sundowners by Mantovani and his Orchestra (#93); A Thousand Miles Away by the Heartbeats (#96); Don't Go to Strangers by Etta James (#99); and Cry Cry Cry by Bobby Bland (#100).

Vancouver's Top 10 (CKWX)
1 You're Sixteen--Johnny Burnette
2 Poetry in Motion--Johnny Tillotson
3 China Doll--Bobby Swanson
4 Hushaby Little Guitar--Paul Evans
5 Sailor (Your Home is the Sea)--Lolita
6 A Thousand Stars--Kathy Young with the Innocents
7 North to Alaska--Johnny Horton
8 Wait for Me--The Playmates
9 Isn't it Amazing--The Crests
10 Sweet Dreams--Don Gibson

Singles entering the chart were Are You Lonesome To-night? by Elvis Presley (#20); Many Tears Ago by Connie Francis (#38); Thank Heaven for Little Girls by Peter Mason (#43); Billy, Billy Went a-Walkin' by the Beau Marks (#47); Perfidia by the Ventures (#49); Sway by Bobby Rydell (#51); Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart by the Kalin Twins (#53); Last Date by Floyd Cramer (#54); Gee Whiz! by the Innocents (#56); The Sock by the Valentines (#58); and He Will Break Your Heart by Jerry Butler (#60).

Port Huron-Detroit 20 @ London 35 (London won 2-game total points series 58-44)

Bob Fiveash rushed 16 times for 119 yards and 2 touchdowns on 1-yard runs in the 1st quarter to lead the Lords to their first ORFU senior championship. London quarterback Gerry Thompkins threw touchdown passes of 44 yards to Ernie White and 27 yards to Bob Hanson. Lamar Lee added 4 converts, field goals of 38 and 14 yards, and a single. The Lords led 17-0 before Port Huron-Detroit quarterback Frank Hall completed a 16-yard touchdown pass to Curtis Cotton, converted by Bill Bennett. Mr. White’s converted touchdown gave the Lords a 24-7 halftime lead. The Raiders scored again in the 3rd quarter on a 6-yard pass from Mr. Hall to Mr. Cotton; Mr. Bennett’s convert attempt was unsuccessful. The Lords replied before the quarter was over with Mr. Hanson’s converted touchdown. With London leading 32-13 in the 4th quarter, the Raiders scored their final touchdown when Lee Williams returned a blocked punt 31 yards, converted by Mr. Bennett. Mr. Thompkins completed 7 of 13 passes for 120 yards and 1 interception, and also rushed for 79 yards. Mr. Hall completed 11 of 21 passes for 74 yards and 1 interception. Don Horn led the Raiders in rushing with 45 yards. 2,500 fans attended the game at Labatt Park, including Jack Jacobs, the Lords’ first head coach (1956-1957) and current assistant coach with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Mrs. Archie McAffer, president of the Sarnia Golden Bears Touchdown Club, presented the Norm Perry-Orm Beach Memorial Trophy to the Lords. It was the first time that the trophy had been put into competition; ironically, it turned out to be the last game and last season for the Ontario Rugby Football Union, which had been in existence since 1883, as a true senior league.

50 years ago

Hit parade

#1 single in Rhodesia (Lyons Maid): Brown Eyes--Chris Andrews (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in France: Deux amis pour un amour--Johnny Hallyday

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): In the Summertime--Mungo Jerry (6th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): A Song of Joy--Miguel Ríos (6th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): Woodstock--Matthews Southern Comfort (2nd week at #1)

Australia's Top 10 (Go-Set)
1 (They Long to Be) Close to You--Carpenters
2 In the Summertime--Mungo Jerry
--The Mixtures
3 Lookin' Out My Back Door/Long as I Can See the Light--Creedence Clearwater Revival
4 Yellow River--Autumn
--Leapy Lee
5 Spill the Wine--Eric Burdon and War
6 25 or 6 to 4--Chicago
7 Big Yellow Taxi--Joni Mitchell
8 A Song of Joy--Miguel Rios
9 El Condor Pasa--Simon & Garfunkel
10 Cracklin' Rosie--Neil Diamond

Singles entering the chart were It's Only Make Believe by Glen Campbell (#34); Montego Bay by Bobby Bloom (#44); My Woman, My Woman, My Wife by Dean Martin (#53); and Comic Conversation by Johnny Farnham (#59).

Netherlands Top 10 (De Nederlandse Top 40)
1 To My Father's House--The Les Humphries Singers (4th week at #1)
2 Paranoid--Black Sabbath
3 Where Have I Been Wrong--The Cats
4 My Way--Samantha Jones
5 I Won't Stand Between Them--Bonnie St. Claire
6 See Me, Feel Me--The Who
7 Band of Gold--Freda Payne
8 Wild World--Jimmy Cliff
9 Our World--Blue Mik
10 Cracklin' Rosie--Neil Diamond

Singles entering the chart were Dancing and Drinking by Plastic People (#25); Over and Over by George Baker Selection (#30); Love is All Around by Sandra & Andres (#31); Mona by Wil De Bras (#34); Mona Lisa Wacht Op Mij! by Het Radi-Ensemble (#37); I'll Be There by the Jackson 5 (#38); and Country Pie/Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 by the Nice (#39).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 I'll Be There--The Jackson 5 (4th week at #1)
2 We've Only Just Begun--Carpenters
3 Fire and Rain--James Taylor
4 Green-Eyed Lady--Sugarloaf
5 Indiana Wants Me--R. Dean Taylor
6 All Right Now--Free
7 I Think I Love You--The Partridge Family
8 Cracklin' Rosie--Neil Diamond
9 Candida--Dawn
10 Lola--The Kinks

Singles entering the chart were Stoned Love by the Supremes (#61); He Ain't Heavy...He's My Brother by Neil Diamond (#68); Does Anybody Really Know What Time it Is? by Chicago (#72); Be My Baby by Andy Kim (#75); Do It by Neil Diamond (#78); It's All in Your Mind by Clarence Carter (#79); Carolina in My Mind by Crystal Mansion (#84); Sunset Strip by Ray Stevens (#87); Simply Call it Love by Gene Chandler (#89); Games by Redeye (#90); Alright in the City by Dunn & McCashen (#91); Burning Bridges by the Mike Curb Congregation (#92); See the Light by the Flame (#95); I Gotta Let You Go by Martha Reeves & the Vandellas (#98); and Beaucoups of Blues by Ringo Starr (#100). Do It was a remix of the song that was originally released in 1966 as the B-side of Solitary Man.

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 We've Only Just Begun--Carpenters
2 I'll Be There--The Jackson 5
3 Indiana Wants Me--R. Dean Taylor
4 Fire and Rain--James Taylor
5 I Think I Love You--The Partridge Family
6 All Right Now--Free
7 It Don't Matter to Me--Bread
8 Somebody's Been Sleeping--100 Proof Aged in Soul
9 It's Only Make Believe--Glen Campbell
10 Lola--The Kinks

Singles entering the chart were Does Anybody Really Know What Time it Is? by Chicago (#64); He Ain't Heavy...He's My Brother by Neil Diamond (#66); It's All in Your Mind by Clarence Carter (#70); Who Needs Ya by Steppenwolf (#77); Do It by Neil Diamond (#78); Pay to the Piper by the Chairmen of the Board (#83); Black Magic Woman by Santana (#85); Beaucoups of Blues by Ringo Starr (#86); Domino by Van Morrison (#91); Sweet Sweetheart by Bobby Vee (#94); and We Gotta Get You a Woman by Runt (#99).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Record World)
1 I'll Be There--The Jackson 5 (4th week at #1)
2 We've Only Just Begun--Carpenters
3 Fire and Rain--James Taylor
4 Indiana Wants Me--R. Dean Taylor
5 I Think I Love You--The Partridge Family
6 All Right Now--Free
7 Lola--The Kinks
8 Still Water (Love)--Four Tops
9 It's Only Make Believe--Glen Campbell
10 Somebody's Been Sleeping--100 Proof Aged in Soul

Singles entering the chart were Who Needs Ya by Steppenwolf (#77); He Ain't Heavy...He's My Brother by Neil Diamond (#73); Do It by Neil Diamond (#75); Pay to the Piper by the Chairmen of the Board (#79); For the Good Times by Ray Price (#80); Big Leg Woman (With a Short Short Mini Skirt) by Israel "Popper Stopper" Tolbert (#83); Sunset Strip by Ray Stevens (#84); Groove Me by King Floyd (#93); Carolina in My Mind by James Taylor (#95); Domino by Van Morrison (#97); It's Impossible by Perry Como (#99); and That's the Way I Want Our Love by Joe Simon (#100).

Canada's Top 10 (RPM)
1 Green-Eyed Lady--Sugarloaf (2nd week at #1)
2 Lola--The Kinks
3 Look What They've Done to My Song Ma--The New Seekers
4 All Right Now--Free
5 We've Only Just Begun--Carpenters
6 It's Only Make Believe--Glen Campbell
7 God, Love and Rock & Roll (We Believe)--Teegarden & Van Winkle 8 See Me, Feel Me--The Who
9 Fire and Rain--James Taylor
10 I'll Be There--The Jackson 5

Singles entering the chart were Be My Baby by Andy Kim (#65); 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years of Love) by the Presidents (#68); I am Somebody by Johnnie Taylor (#69); Where Did All the Good Times Go by Dennis Yost & the Classics IV (#70); Sunset Strip by Ray Stevens (#71); King of Rock and Roll by Amaret (#74); Spirit in the Sky by Dorothy Morrison (#75); Rain-O by Chilliwack (#82); Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo by Johnny Winter And (#83); I'm Not My Brother's Keeper by the Flaming Ember (#86); Mr. Bojangles by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (#87); Ungena za Ulimwengu (Unite the World) by the Temptations (#91); I Can Hear You Calling by Bush (#92); Detroit City by Dean Martin (#93); Easy Rider (Let the Wind Pay the Way) by Iron Butterfly (#94); Stand by Me by David & Jimmy Ruffin (#96); Miss Ann by Delaney & Bonnie and Friends (#97); Does Anybody Really Know What Time it Is? by Chicago (#98); Stoned Love by the Supremes (#99); and Johnny B. Badde by Mungo Jerry (#100).

Calgary's Top 10 (Glenn's Music)
1 Lola--The Kinks
2 Cracklin' Rosie--Neil Diamond
3 I'll Be There--The Jackson 5
4 Green-Eyed Lady--Sugarloaf
5 El Condor Pasa--Simon & Garfunkel
6 Lucretia MacEvil--Blood, Sweat & Tears
7 We've Only Just Begun--Carpenters
8 It's Only Make Believe--Glen Campbell
9 Montego Bay--Bobby Bloom
10 I Think I Love You--The Partridge Family
Pick hit of the week: Burning Bridges--The Mike Curb Congregation

U.S. casualties for the week in Vietnam were 31 dead and 104 wounded, the lowest weekly total of wounded in almost five years. 216 South Vietnamese were killed, and 1,584 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong.

Western military attaches said they noticed no new equipment among the 317 pieces of military hardware on display in Moscow in the annual parade to mark the anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution.

Bernard Lortie, 19, confessed at a coroner’s inquest that he had participated in the October 10 kidnapping of Quebec Labour Minister Pierre Laporte, but denied any part in Mr. Laporte’s October 18 murder, or the October 5 kidnapping of British Trade Commissioner James Cross, who was still being held by Front de Liberation du Quebec terrorists. Mr. Lortie said that he and four other suspected terrorists had kidnapped Mr. Laporte because another cell of the FLQ had not produced the desired results with the kidnapping of Mr. Cross.

Carlos Monzon (68-3-9-1) won the world middleweight championship with a technical knockout of defending champion Nino Benvenuti (82-5-1) at 1:57 of the 12th round at Palazzetto dello Sport in Rome.

Boston 2 @ Pittsburgh 2
Buffalo 2 @ Montreal 11
Toronto 2 @ Vancouver 3

Murray Hall scored at 9:22 of the 3rd period to break a 2-2 tie as the Canucks edged the Maple Leafs at Pacific Coliseum. Orland Kurtenbach and Dale Tallon scored the other Vancouver goals, while Jim Harrison and Garry Monahan scored for Toronto. Charlie Hodge was the winning goalie; Jacques Plante started in goal for Toronto, but left with a knee injury almost 9 minutes into the 2nd period with the Canucks leading 2-1 and was relieved by Bruce Gamble, who took the loss.

Eastern Semi-Final
Montreal 16 @ Toronto 7

George Springate kicked 3 field goals and a convert as the Alouettes won their first playoff game and advanced to the Eastern finals for the first time in 8 years. The only Montreal touchdown came on a pass from quarterback Sonny Wade to Tom Pullen early in the 4th quarter, which made the score 13-7 after Mr. Springate’s convert. Gene Gaines intercepted the first pass of the game by Toronto quarterback Tom Wilkinson to set up Mr. Springate’s first field goal, from 26 yards. The Argonauts struck back with an 88-yard touchdown pass from Mr. Wilkinson to Jim Thorpe, converted by Don Jonas, to lead 7-3 after the 1st quarter. Mr. Springate’s 35-yard field goal in the 2nd quarter reduced the Argonauts’ lead to 7-6, which stood through the end of the 3rd quarter. Mr. Wilkinson led a Toronto drive in the 3rd quarter that ended when he threw an interception to Bobby Lee Thompson at the Montreal 22-yard line. Mr. Thompson, who had been activated to replace the injured Richie Davis, had spent 6 seasons in the National Football League after playing for the Alouettes in 1962 and 1963. Mr. Jonas relieved Mr. Wilkinson at quarterback early in the 4th quarter after Mr. Wilkinson was hit hard by Montreal’s Wally Highsmith. The usual capacity crowd of 33,135 at CNE Stadium witnessed the last game as Argonauts for Messrs. Wilkinson, Jonas, Thorpe, Dave Mann, Mike Wadsworth, among others. Toronto head coach Leo Cahill complained that this was the worst-officiated game he’d ever seen, and there was apparently a lot of evidence to back him up.

Manitoba (6-2) 10 @ Saskatchewan (3-5) 16
Alberta (5-3) 32 @ British Columbia (1-7) 0

Barry Radcliffe rushed 16 times for 111 yards and a touchdown and Archie Thomson rushed 18 times for 103 yards and a touchdown to help the Huskies defeat the Bisons at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon.

Dan McCaffery completed a 101-yard touchdown pass to Hart Cantelon on the secnd play of the game to provide the necessary scoring for the Golden Bears as they shut out the Thunderbirds before about 400 fans at Thunderbird Stadium in Vancouver. Mel Smith caught touchdown passes of 76 and 10 yards, and Marcel deLeeuw rushed 14 times for 112 yards and a touchdown. This was the last game for Harvey Scott as head coach of the Golden Bears; in two seasons he compiled a record of 8-6.

40 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Upside Down--Diana Ross (6th week at #1)

#1 single in France (IFOP): Amoureux solitaires (Dis-moi que tu m'aimes)--Lio (4th week at #1)

South Africa's Top 10 (Springbok Radio)
1 Upside Down--Diana Ross
2 The Winner Takes it All--ABBA
3 Man on the Moon--Ballyhoo
4 Fame--Irene Cara
5 Woman in Love--Barbra Streisand
6 Another One Bites the Dust--Queen
7 Can't Stop the Music--Village People
8 Samantha--David London
9 Emotional Rescue--The Rolling Stones
10 Magic--Olivia Newton-John

Singles entering the chart were Rock Hard by Suzi Quatro (#14); and The Drunken Sailor by Babe (#17).

Died on this date
Steve McQueen, 50
. U.S. actor. Mr. McQueen, nicknamed the "King of Cool," was one of the most popular movie stars of the 1960s and early '70s with films such as The Great Escape (1963); The Sand Pebbles (1966); The Thomas Crown Affair (1968); Bullitt (1968); and Papillon (1973). He raced motorcycles when he wasn't making movies, and dropped from the public eye after The Towering Inferno (1974). Mr. McQueen returned to acting near the end of his life, but developed cancer which was likely the result of exposure to asbestos during his time as a U.S. Marine in the late 1940s. He came to know Jesus Christ as his saviour shortly before his death, which occurred in Mexico while he was pursuing alternative treatments in an attempt to cure his cancer.

Bradford A. Smith, leader of the Voyager 1 project's photo interpretation team, announced that photographs sent back from the probe had identified 95 separate rings surrounding Saturn. The rings were thought to be composed of small icy objects.

Economics and finance
The United States Labor Department reported that producer prices had risen by 0.8% in October. This was equal to a 10.6% compounded annual rate, and followed a September decline of 0.2%. The unemployment rate for October was slightly up--7.6% vs. 7.5% in September. It was also predicted that food prices would continue to rise.

Hospital workers went on strike in the Polish cities of Gdanks, Katowice, Warsaw, Stolp, among others. Postal workers walked off the job in Gdansk, Poznan, and elsewhere.

30 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): I've Been Thinking About You--Londonbeat (5th week at #1)

On television tonight
The Wonder Years, on ABC
Tonight’s episode: Little Debbie

Died on this date
Lawrence Durrell, 78
. Indian-born U.K. author. Mr. Durrell's works included The Alexandria Quartet (1957-1960) and The Avignon Quintet (1974-1985).

Tom Clancy, 66. Irish-born singer and actor. Mr. Clancy appeared in plays and television programs and several movies in a career spanning more than 40 years, but was best known as a member of the Clancy Brothers folk group with his brothers Liam, Paddy, and Bobby, and Tommy Makem. He lived in Canada and the United States, but had returned to Ireland by the time of his death from stomach cancer, nine days after his 66th birthday.

World events
A gunman fired two shots near the reviewing stand in Moscow where U.S.S.R. President Mikhail Gorbachev and other dignitaries were watching the annual parade marking the anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution. No one was injured and the gunman was arrested.

At the Second World Climate Conference in Geneva, more than 130 countries reached an agreement to begin drafting an agreement on global warming. The signatories agreed to seek "feasible national programs or strategies" to limit emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. Many delegates criticized the U.S.A. and U.S.S.R. for successfully leading opposition to establishing firm targets for reducing carbon dioxide.

Politics and government
In the Irish presidential election, Brian Lenihan of the Fianna Fáil Party was leading, with Mary Robinson, the candidate of the Labour Party and the Workers Party, was second. Neither candidate had a majority, and according to Irish law, the votes given to the third-place finisher were to be distributed according to the second-choice preferences of those voters, resulting in victory for Mrs. Robinson.

Indian Prime Minister Vishwanath Pratap Singh resigned after he lost a vote of confidence in the Lok Sabha 346-142. His opposition to construction of a Hindu temple on the site of a mosque led the Hindu fundamentalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the key ally of Mr. Singh’s Janata Dal party, to withdraw from the National Front coalition. His plan to provide more government jobs for low-caste Hindus had antagonized influential leaders in Indian politics.

Economics and finance
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which had closed at nearly 3,000 in July, fell to 2440.84.

25 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Italy: Boombastic--Shaggy (4th week at #1)

20 years ago

Died on this date
Chidambaram Subramaniam, 90
. Indian politician. Mr. Subramaniam, a member of the Indian National Congress Party, was an independence activist before serving as Minister of Education, Law and Finance for Madras State (1952-1962). He was elected to the Lok Sabha in 1962, and held various cabinet posts, including Minister of Agriculture (1964-1966); Minister of Finance (1975-1977); and Minister of Defence (1979-1980), resigning after criticizing Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao. Mr. Subramaniam was Governor of Maharashtra from 1990-1993.

Ingrid, 90. Queen consort of Denmark, 1947-1972. Ingrid, the daughter of King Gustav VI of Sweden and Princess Margaret of Connaught, married the future King Frederick IX in 1935, and became queen consort when he succeeded his father Christian X on the throne. Queen Ingrid reformed traditions of Danish court life, abolishing old-fashioned customs, and creating a more relaxed atmosphere at official functions. When King Frederick died in 1972, he was succeeded by Margrethe II, the eldest of the couple's three daughters. Queen Mother Ingrid was appointed Rigsforstander (formal Regent) for occasions when Queen Margrethe was absent.

Politics and government
The outcome of the U.S. presidential election remained in doubt because of disputed ballots in Florida. 270 electoral votes were required for a majority, and at the end of the evening Vice President and Democratic Party candidate Al Gore appeared to have 255 votes to 246 for Texas Governor and Republican Party candidate George W. Bush. The outcome was uncertain for Florida, New Mexico, and Oregon. Florida’s 25 electoral votes would determine the winner. In the initial tally, subject to a machine recount mandated by state law because of the narrow margin, Mr. Bush led in Florida by about 1,800 votes out of about 6 million cast. First Lady Hillary Clinton, running in New York as a Democrat, was elected to the United States Senate. The Republicans, who entered the election with a 54-46 margin in the Senate, ended the evening with a 50-49 margin, with the result in Washington in doubt. The Republicans finished the evening with 221 seats in the House of Representatives to 212 for the Democrats, with 2 independents--a loss of 2 for the Republicans. Democrats took 8 of 11 gubernatorial races, gaining West Virginia from the Republicans.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration discovered one of the country's largest LSD labs inside a converted military missile silo in Wamego, Kansas.

A 20-hour operation to separate conjoined twins concluded at St. Mary's Hospital in Manchester, England. The girls, known as Jodie and Mary, had been born in Malta. The weaker twin, Mary, soon died, but Jodie, according to a statement two days later, was making "a rapid recovery."

Margaret Atwood of Canada won the Booker Prize, a prestigious British award, for her novel The Blind Assassin.

10 years ago

Toronto (9-9) 30 @ Montreal (12-6) 4

Nippon Series
Chunichi Dragons 8 @ Chiba Lotte Marines 7 (12 innings) (Chiba won best-of-seven series 4-2)

The day after the Dragons and Marines played a 2-2, 15-inning tie that consumed 5 hours 43 minutes, the Marines scored a run in the bottom of the 9th inning to tie the score, but the Dragons scored in the top of the 12th and held on to win before 38,075 fans at Nagoya Dome in a game that was played in 4 hours 56 minutes.

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