Thursday, 30 August 2012

September 2, 2012

110 years ago
1902


Baseball
The Cleveland Bronchos routed the Baltimore Orioles 23-5. Losing pitcher Jack Katoll pitched a complete game.

100 years ago
1912


Albertana
100,000 peole attended a parade opening the first Calgary Stampede.

Baseball
The Boston Red Sox swept a doubleheader from the New York Highlanders (also popularly known as the Yankees) 2-1 and 1-0 at the Polo Grounds in New York. Smoky Joe Wood pitched his 8th shutout of the season in the second game for his 30th win of 1912.

80 years ago
1932


Baseball
The Philadelphia Athletics swept a doubleheader from the Boston Red Sox 7-3 and 15-0. Lew Krausse pitched the shutout in the second game.

75 years ago
1937


Died on this date
Pierre de Coubertin, 74
. French aristocrat. Baron de Coubertin was the founder of the modern Olympic games and the International Olympic Committee, serving as the IOC's president from 1896-1925.

60 years ago
1952


On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: The Old Lady of Bayeux, starring Adeline Adler, Isabel Bonner, and Donald Foster

Baseball
The Washington Nationals swept a doubleheader from the Philadelphia Athletics 3-2 in 10 innings and 5-0. Mike Fornieles pitched a 1-hitter to win the second game in his major league debut, giving up just a single by Joe Astroth in the 2nd inning.

The New York Yankees swept a doubleheader from the Boston Red Sox 5-0 and 4-0, with Tom Gorman and newly-acquired Ewell Blackwell pitching the respective shutouts.

50 years ago
1962


Baseball
Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals made his 3,516th career major league hit, moving him past Tris Speaker and into second place behind Ty Cobb. The Cardinals lost 4-3 to the New York Mets.

40 years ago
1972


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: You Wear it Well--Rod Stewart

Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Daddy Don't You Walk so Fast--Wayne Newton (2nd week at #1)
2 Puppy Love--Donny Osmond
3 Red Back on the Toilet Seat--Slim Newton
4 Long Haired Lover from Liverpool--Little Jimmy Osmond
5 The Candy Man--Sammy Davis, Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation
6 Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)--The Hollies
7 (Last Night) I Didn't Get to Sleep at All--The 5th Dimension
8 Beautiful Sunday--Daniel Boone
9 Metal Guru--T. Rex
10 Sylvia's Mother--Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show

The only single entering the chart was Oh Babe, What Would You Say by Hurricane Smith (#40).

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Alone Again (Naturally)--Gilbert O'Sullivan (5th week at #1)

U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)--Looking Glass
2 Alone Again (Naturally)--Gilbert O'Sullivan
3 I'm Still in Love with You--Al Green
4 Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)--The Hollies
5 Hold Your Head Up--Argent
6 Back Stabbers--O'Jays
7 Goodbye to Love--Carpenters
8 The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.--Donna Fargo
9 You Don't Mess Around with Jim--Jim Croce
10 Rock and Roll Part 2--Gary Glitter

Singles entering the chart were Don't Ever Be Lonely (A Poor Little Fool Like Me) by Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose (#75); I'll Be Around by the Spinners (#79); If I Could Reach You by the 5th Dimension (#80); Woman Don't Go Astray by King Floyd (#82); Thunder and Lightning by Chi Coltrane (#84); I Will Never Pass this Way Again by Glen Campbell (#89); Listen to the Music by the Doobie Brothers (#90); Keep on Running by Stevie Wonder (#93); For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her by Simon & Garfunkel (#94); Buzzy Brown by Tim Davis (#97); and Money Back Guarantee by Five Man Electrical Band (#99). I'll be Around was the B-side of How Could I Let You Get Away, which failed to chart.

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Alone Again (Naturally)--Gilbert O'Sullivan (3rd week at #1)
2 Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)--Looking Glass
3 Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)--The Hollies
4 Goodbye to Love--Carpenters
5 Coconut--Nilsson
6 Hold Your Head Up--Argent
7 You Don't Mess Around with Jim--Jim Croce
8 School's Out--Alice Cooper
9 Happy--Rolling Stones
10 Sealed with a Kiss--Bobby Vinton

Singles entering the chart were Speak to the Sky by Rick Springfield (#63); Burning Love by Elvis Presley (#65); In Time by Engelbert Humperdinck (#66); Money Back Guarantee by Five Man Electrical Band (#88); Your Wonderful Sweet, Sweet Love by the Supremes (#89); Piece of Paper by Gladstone (#92); Only Love Can Break a Heart by Jackie DeShannon (#94); This World by the Staple Singers (#96); (It's the Way) Nature Planned It by the Four Tops (#97); Maxwell's Silver Hammer by the Bells (#98); From the Beginning by Emerson, Lake & Palmer (#99); and Back Stabbers by the O'Jays (#100).

Winnipeg's top 10 (Winnipeg Tribune)
1 Who Has the Answers--Andy Kim
2 Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)--The Hollies
3 Alone Again (Naturally)--Gilbert O'Sullivan
4 Beautiful Sunday--Daniel Boone
5 (Make Me Do) Anything You Want--A Foot in Coldwater
6 Layla--Derek and the Dominoes
7 Coconut--Nilsson
8 Hold Her Tight--The Osmonds
9 Rock and Roll Part 2--Gary Glitter
10 Concrete Sea--Terry Jacks

Winnipeg's top 20 (CKRC)
1 Beautiful Sunday--Daniel Boone
2 Rock and Roll Part 2--Gary Glitter
3 Popcorn--Hot Butter
4 Go All the Way--Raspberries
5 The Guitar Man--Bread
6 My Ding-A-Ling--Chuck Berry
7 Black & White--Three Dog Night
8 You Don't Mess Around with Jim--Jim Croce
9 Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)--The Hollies
10 Saturday in the Park--Chicago
11 Concrete Sea--Terry Jacks
12 Run to Me--The Bee Gees
13 Who Has the Answers--Andy Kim
14 Goodbye to Love--Carpenters
15 Honky Cat--Elton John
16 The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.--Donna Fargo
17 Join Together--The Who
18 Rock and Roll Song--Valdy
19 Some Sing, Some Dance--Pagliaro
20 Play Me--Neil Diamond
(#5 Canadian)--Sun Goes By--Doctor Music

Calgary’s top 10
1 Alone Again (Naturally)—Gilbert O’Sullivan (2nd week at #1)
2 Black & White--Three Dog Night
3 Wild Eyes—Stampeders
4 Concrete Sea--Terry Jacks
5 City of New Orleans--Arlo Guthrie
6 Some Sing, Some Dance—Pagliaro
7 Beautiful Sunday--Daniel Boone
8 Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me--Mac Davis
9 Popcorn--Hot Butter
10 Play Me--Neil Diamond
Pick hit of the week: Love is a Railroad--Pepper Tree

Weather
It snowed in Yellowknife in the early evening hours.

Hockey
Canada (NHL)-U.S.S.R. series
Game 1 @ Montreal
U.S.S.R. 7 Canada 3 (U.S.S.R. led series 1-0)

Team Canada, favoured to win all eight games of the series, scored 30 seconds into the game at the Montreal Forum and made it 2-0 6 1/2 minutes later, but the Soviets, led by Valery Kharlamov, put on a magical display of passing and gave Canada the rudest awakening in the country's international hockey history. It was the first time that NHL players had played against the Soviets, and the first time that most Canadian fans had seen or hear od such players as goalie Vladislav Tretiak. Mr. Kharlamov and Eugeny Zimin scored 2 goals each for the Soviets, with Vladimir Petrov, Boris Mikhailov, and Aleksandr Yakushev scoring 1 each. Phil Esposito, Paul Henderson, and Bobby Clarke scored for Canada. Ken Dryden went the distance in goal for Canada.

Olympics
Dave Wottle of the U.S.A. came from last place to win the gold medal in the men's 800-metre run at the Summer Olympic Games in Munich; Yevgheny Arzhanov of the U.S.S.R. won the silver medal and Mike Boit of Kenya won the bronze medal.



Baseball
Milt Pappas came within 1 pitch of a perfect game, but threw 2 consecutive balls on a 2-2 count to pinch hitter Larry Stahl, allowing a base on balls before retiring pinch hitter Garry Jestadt for the final out to preserve a no-hitter as the Chicago Cubs blanked the San Diego Padres 8-0 at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

Dave Downs pitched a shutout in his first major league start as the Philadelphia Phillies blanked the Atlanta Braves 3-0.

30 years ago
1982


Personal
Ths blogger won the Don Percy Date That Tune Contest on CFRN, correctly identifying Valleri by the Monkees from 1968. The prize was a gift certificate for $25 in dry goods from a certain store, and I don't think I ever used it.

World events
Lebanese government security forces took over control of western Beirut, the day after the departure of the last Syrian troops and Palestine Liberation Organization guerrillas.

Protest
Demonstrators and riot police clashed in Lubin, Poland for the third day in a row.

Diplomacy
The Israeli cabinet of Prime Minister Menachem Begin voted unanimously to reject U.S. President Ronald Reagan’s plan for Palestinian autonomy in the Israeli-occupied parts of the Gaza Strip, saying that they feared that the U.S. plan would lead to a Palestinian state that was a threat to Israel’s security. They also vowed to continue the policy of establishing an Israeli population in the Gaza Strip.

25 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): It's a Sin--Pet Shop Boys (6th week at #1)

Baseball
Kevin Bass hit 3 home runs as the Houston Astros whipped the Chicago Cubs 10-1.

20 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Abba-esque--Erasure (11th week at #1)

Died on this date
Barbara McClintock, 90
. U.S. scientist. Ms. McClintock won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1983 "for her discovery of mobile genetic elements." She was one of the world's leading cytogeneticists, i.e., she studied the structure and function of the cell. Ms. McClintock was a leader in the cytogenetics of maize.

Defense
U.S. President George Bush announced that he had approved the sale of 150 F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan.

10 years ago
2002


Football
CFL
Toronto (3-7) 14 @ Hamilton (5-5) 22
Edmonton (8-2) 28 @ Calgary (3-7-0-2) 20

Paul Osbaldiston kicked 5 field goals and a convert as the Tiger-Cats defeated the Argonauts before an Ivor Wynne Stadium crowd of 25,327. Archie Amerson scored the only Hamilton touchdown on a 20-yard pass from Danny McManus. Toronto quarterback Michael Bishop completed just 9 of 19 passes for 107 yards and 3 interceptions; one of his completions went for a 31-yard touchdown to Lal Knight with 17 seconds remaining in the 1st half. The Argonauts built on that momentum to start the 2nd half, as Mr. Bishop rushed 3 yards for a touchdown just 1:44 into the 3rd quarter, but they were shut out the rest of the way. Robert Drummond of the Argonauts rushed 18 times for 88 yards, while Troy Davis led the Tiger-Cats with 22 carries for 83 yards.

Malcolm Frank returned an interception 24 yards for a touchdown in the 3rd quarter and Singor Mobley returned another interception 54 yards for a TD in the 4th quarter as the Eskimos beat the Stampeders in front of 35,967 fans at McMahon Stadium. The Eskimos’ only offensive touchdown was scored by fullback Wendell Davis on a 1-yard rush on the opening play of the 2nd quarter. Calgary quarterback Marcus Crandell completed touchdown passes to Travis Moore in the 1st and 3rd quarters. Calgary’s Don Blair led all receivers with 9 receptions for 163 yards, while Edmonton’s John Avery led all rushers with 18 carries for 80 yards.

Baseball
The Calgary Cannons scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning--the last on a third-strike wild pitch--to defeat the Edmonton Trappers in the last game of the Pacific Coast League Season before a sellout crowd of 8,512 at Burns Stadium in Calgary. It was the final game for the Cannons, who had been the Salt Lake City Gulls prior to moving to Calgary in 1985. The team moved to Albuquerque in 2003 and became known as the Isotopes.

The Oakland Athletics edged the Kansas City Royals 7-6 for their 19th straight win, matching the American League record held by the 1906 Chicago White Sox and the 1947 New York Yankees.

The Los Angeles Dodgers routed the Arizona Diamondbacks 19-1 at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix. The Dodges amassed 24 hits, including the first major league home run for Dave Ross, in the top of the 9th inning off first baseman Mark Grace, who had been moved to the mound to mop up in that inning.

September 1, 2012

Married on this date
Happy Anniversary, Donna and Will Morrow!

140 years ago
1872


Died on this date
Albert Thake
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Thake, the left fielder with the Brooklyn Atlantics of the National Association, drowned while fishing, off Fort Hamilton in New York Harbor.

120 years ago
1892


Crime
Lizzie Borden was committed in Fall River, Massachusetts for the August 4 murders of her parents.

60 years ago
1952


Football
IRFU
Toronto (1-0) 33 @ Hamilton (0-1) 13

Nobby Wirkowski rushed for a touchdown and threw touchdown passes to Doug Smylie, Uly Curtis, Al Bruno, and Doug Pyzer to lead the Argonauts over the Tiger-Cats before 16,500 fans at Civic Stadium. Hal Waggoner scored both Hamilton touchdowns.

WIFU
Winnipeg (2-1-1) 16 @ Saskatchewan (1-3) 8
Calgary (3-1) 10 @ Edmonton (1-2-1) 17

Gerry Palmer and Mel Embree scored touchdowns for the Blue Bombers in their win over the Roughriders before 12,000 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Quarterback Doug Belden scored the Saskatchewan touchdown.

Joe Aguirre caught 2 touchdown passes from quarterback Claude Arnold and added 3 singles as the Eskimos beat the Stampeders in front of a Clarke Stadium crowd of 13,172. Calgary quarterback Stan Heath connected with Paul Salata for a touchdown pass. Bob Shaw converted and added a field goal and a single.

ORFU
Toronto (1-1) 0 @ Sarnia (1-0) 46

Archie McAffer scored 4 touchdowns in the 2nd half as the defending ORFU champion Imperials routed Balmy Beach.

50 years ago
1962


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy: Stai lontana da me--Adriano Celentano (12th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): I Remember You--Frank Ifield (7th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Sheila--Tommy Roe

U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 The Loco-Motion--Little Eva (3rd week at #1)
2 Sheila--Tommy Roe
3 Breaking Up is Hard to Do--Neil Sedaka
4 She's Not You--Elvis Presley
5 You Don't Know Me--Ray Charles
6 Party Lights--Claudine Clark
7 Roses Are Red (My Love)--Bobby Vinton
8 Ramblin' Rose--Nat King Cole
9 Bring it on Home to Me--Sam Cooke
10 Vacation--Connie Francis

Singles entering the chart were Monster Mash by Bobby (Boris) Pickett and the Crypt Kickers (#78); I Remember You by Frank Ifield (#80); Long as the Rose is Red by Florraine Darlin (#81); Lookin' for a Love by the Valentinos (#85); If I Didn't Have a Dime (To Play the Jukebox) (#91)/Only Love Can Break a Heart (#96) by Gene Pitney; Lollipops and Roses by Paul Petersen (#95); Don't You Worry by Don Gardner and Dee Dee Ford (#98); Punish Her by Bobby Vee (#99); Till There was You by Valjean (#100); Broadway by Freddy Cannon (also #100); and Sweet Georgia Brown by the Carroll Brothers (also #100).

Football
CFL
Toronto (0-4) 8 @ Ottawa (4-1) 26

Russ Jackson threw 2 touchdown passes to Ron Stewart and another to Ernie White to lead the Rough Riders over the Argonauts at Lansdowne Park. Toronto quarterback Tobin Rote was injured, and his substitute, veteran Tom Dublinski, completed a 12-yard pass to Ron Stover in the 3rd quarter for the Argonauts’ only touchdown. The loss was the first for the Argonauts under head coach Nobby Wirkowski, who had taken over after the firing of Lou Agase several days earlier.

40 years ago
1972


World events
Raul Sendic, 47, known by the code name Rufo in the Marxist-oriented guerrilla movement Tupamaro that he had founded, was shot and captured by police and soldiers in an old house in the port section of Montevideo.

Labour
An emergency session of Canada’s parliament ended with the passage of a bill ordering 3,200 longshoremen back to work after a 3-week strike on the coast of British Columbia.

Politics and government
Immediately after passage of the bill ordering B.C. longshoremen to end their strike, Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau called a federal election for October 30.

Disasters
37 people died and another 50 were injured when a deliberately-set fire swept through the Wagon Wheel, a bar on the second floor, above the Blue Bird Cafe in Montreal.

Chess
Bobby Fischer, 29, won the world championship 12 1/2 to 8 1/2 when defending champion Boris Spassky of the U.S.S.R. resigned from the 21st game in the tournament in Reykjavik. Mr. Fischer became the first American to win the world championship since the title had been established in 1886. Mr. Fischer won 7 games in the tournament and earned a record $156,000 in prize money.

Olympics
Valery Borzov of the U.S.S.R. ran the men's 100-metre final in 10.14 seconds to win the gold medal. Robert Taylor of the U.S.A. won the silver medal.

Baseball
Charlie Spikes, playing his first major league game, had 2 hits, drove in a run, and made a run-saving catch in right field to help preserve Mel Stottlemyre's shutout as the New York Yankees blanked the Chicago White Sox 4-0.

Rod Carew stole home plate with 2 out in the 10th inning to give the Minnesota Twins a 5-4 win over the Cleveland Indians. The Indians blew a 4-0 lead.

30 years ago
1982


Died on this date
Wladyslaw Gomulka, 77
. Polish politician. Mr. Gomulka was First Secretary of the Polish Workers' Party (later known as the Polish United Workers' Party, i.e., Communist) and was the de facto leader of Poland from 1945-1948 and 1956-1970.

War
The last remaining Syrian troops and Palestine Liberation Organization guerrillas left Beirut, a week after U.S. Marines had landed in the city.

Diplomacy
U.S. President Ronald Reagan called for a fresh start in the Middle East peace process and urged full autonomy for Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip under Israeli occupation. He demanded the cessation of Israeli settlement and asked that Jordan supervise the Palestinians.

World events
23 trade union leaders were arrested in Manila, bringing to 38 the total number of people jailed or picked up for questioning since President Ferdinand Marcos had announced his discovery of a plot to disrupt the government.

Economics and finance
Mexican President Jose Lopez Portillo announced that the country’s private banks would be nationalized to end what he termed the “looting” of Mexico through the flight of capital. He added that exchange controls would be imposed and that banks would remain closed until September 6, when the Bank of Mexico would assume control of them. Mexican businessmen reacted with anger, and the head of the Bank of Mexico resigned in protest.

Sport
The Canadian national Amputee Games opened in Edmonton.

Football
CFL
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers claimed running back Kevin Cole on waivers from the Edmonton Eskimos. Mr. Cole, who made the team after veteran Jim Germany broke his ankle in the first pre-season game, was leading the Eskimos in rushing with 390 yards on 73 carries—a 5.3-yard average—and 4 touchdowns in 7 games. He had also caught 24 passes for 252 yards and 1 touchdown.

Baseball
PCL
Portland 5 @ Edmonton 4

Ron Kittle of the Trappers hit his 50th home run of the season in the bottom of the 8th inning off Butch Edge as the season ended at Renfrew Park. The Trappers mounted enough of a rally for Mr. Kittle to come to bat in the 9th, but he failed to hit number 51.

25 years ago
1987


Health
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug to lower the level of cholesterol in the blood. The drug, lovastatin, would be sold by its developer, Merck & Company, under the trade name Mevacor. Medical experts warned that the drug, which could cost users $3,000 per year, was not a substitute for proper diet and exercise, but should be used only when diet and exercise failed to lower cholesterol levels.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the index of leading economic indicators had risen 0.5% in July.

Humour
Dave Bresnahan, catcher for the Williamsport Bills in the Eastern League, slipped a shaved potato into his mitt after a time out during a game against Reading while Rick Rudblad of Reading was a runner on third base. On the next pitch, Mr. Bresnahan threw the potato wildly on a pickoff attempt, and tagged Mr. Rudblad with the real ball when he came to home plate. The umpire ruled the runner safe, charged Mr. Bresnahan with an error, and fined him $50. Mr. Bresnahan replied, "I thought it'd be a do-over." Mr. Bresnahan, who was hitting just .149 for the season, was released by the Bills' parent club, the Philadelphia Phillies, the next day.

Baseball
The Boston Red Sox traded designated hitter Don Baylor to the Minnesota Twins and outfielder Dave Henderson to the San Francisco Giants for players to be named later. Mr. Baylor was batting .239 with 16 home runs and 57 runs batted in in 108 games with Boston in 1987, while Mr. Henderson was batting .234 with 8 homers and 25 RBIs in 75 games with the Red Sox.

20 years ago
1992


Died on this date
Morris Carnovsky, 94
. U.S. actor. Mr. Carnovsky acted in Yiddish theatre and on Broadway before going to Hollywood and appearing in such movies as The Life of Emile Zola (1937); Edge of Darkness (1943); Rhapsody in Blue (1945); Cornered (1945); Dead Reckoning (1947); and Gun Crazy (1950). He was blacklisted by the movie industry when he refused to name names of Communists before the U.S. House of Representatives Un-American Activities Committee, and returned to Broadway.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the index of leading economic indicators had edged upward by 0.1% in July.

10 years ago
2002


Football
CFL
Winnipeg (5-5) 19 @ Saskatchewan (5-5-0-1) 33

Fourth-string quarterback Rocky Butler rushed 9 times for 63 yards and 3 touchdowns—including one of 32 yards—and handed off to Corey Holmes for a 56-yard touchdown rush as the Roughriders beat the Blue Bombers before 30,220 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Winnipeg quarterback Khari Jones handed off to Mike Sellers for a 1-yard touchdown rush in the 1st quarter and completed a 5-yard touchdown pass to Milt Stegall in the 2nd quarter. The touchdown was Mr. Stegall’s 11th of the season. The Roughriders outscored the Blue Bombers 22-4 in the 2nd half.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

August 31, 2012

Married on this date
Happy Anniversary, Lois and Lee Morrow!

125 years ago
1887


Baseball
The New York Metropolitans became the first major league team to use 5 pitchers in a game when they were beaten 25-11 by the Louisville Colonels in an American Association game.

80 years ago
1932


Baseball
Kiki Cuyler's fifth hit of the game, a 3-run home run into the center field bleachers in the bottom of the 10th inning, gave the Chicago Cubs a 10-9 win over the New York Giants at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The Giants had scored 4 runs in the top of the 10th to break a 5-5 tie.

75 years ago
1937


Baseball
Rudy York hit 2 home runs and 2 singles and drove in 7 runs to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 12-3 win over the Washington Nationals. Mr. York's homers were his 17th and 18th of the month, breaking a record for a single month set by Babe Ruth in September 1927.

60 years ago
1952


Baseball
The Montreal Royals swept a doubleheader from the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 and 8-4 to clinch the International League pennant. Tom Lasorda was the winning pitcher in the second game.

50 years ago
1962


World events
Trinidad and Tobago gained independence from Great Britain.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (2-3) 10 @ Edmonton (3-2) 22

Johnny Bright rushed 18 times for 95 yards and a touchdown to lead the Eskimos to their win over the Lions before 14,500 fans at Clarke Stadium. Mike Lashuk rushed 13 times for 71 yards and a touchdown, with the other Edmonton touchdown coming on a 5-yard pass from Jackie Parker to Bill McKenny. Mr. Parker also rushed 6 times for 47 yards. Tommy-Joe Coffey converted all 3 touchdowns, and Vic Chapman punted for a single to complete the Edmonton scoring. The Lions' lone touchdown came in the quarter on a 10-yard pass from Joe Kapp to Jim Carphin. Tom Larscheid led the B.C. ground game with 10 carries for 90 yards, while teammate Mack Burton led all receivers with 82 yards on 6 receptions.

Baseball
Dick Donovan improved his record for the season to 18-7 and hit 2 home runs as the Cleveland Indians beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-6.

40 years ago
1972


Olympics
Olga Korbut of the U.S.S.R. won two gold medals and a silver medal, while East Germany's Karin Janz won two gold medals and a bronze medal in women's gymnastics competition in Munich.

Baseball
The Detroit Tigers bought veteran first baseman and left fielder Frank Howard from the Texas Rangers. Mr. Howard had led the American League in home runs as a member of the Washington Senators in 1968 and 1970, but after hitting 44 homers in 1970, his output had dropped to 26 in 1971, and just 9 in 1972 with the Rangers, who had moved from Washington after the 1971 season.

30 years ago
1982


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Cat People (Putting Out Fire)--David Bowie

Protest
The latest in a series of anti-government demonstrations in Warsaw was quelled by police using tear gas grenades. There were also reports of clashes in Gdansk, Wroclaw, Krakow, and Nowa Huta, as well as several smaller towns.

Scandal
The United States Justice Department concluded its investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct between members of the U.S. Congress and congressional pages, stating that the probe had found insufficient evidence to prosecute or continue the investigation. The House of Representatives Ethics Committee investigation would continue.

Science
Hidemi Ishida of Osaka University in Japan and Richard Leakey, director of the National Museums of Kenya, announced in Nairobi that a fossil jawbone found in Ethiopia by a Kenyan fossil hunter might be as old as 8 million years old, and that it had come from a human-like creature. Its importance lay in the fact that the remains of the oldest known human ancestor, a 4½-foot-tall creature that walked on two legs, were only 4 million years old. The new discovery possibly filled an important gap in the primate record.

25 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): The Loco-Motion--Kylie Minogue (4th week at #1)

Died on this date
Dick Young, 69
. U.S. sportswriter. Mr. Young joined the New York Daily News as a messenger in 1937 and began writing for the paper five years later. Mainly working the baseball and boxing beats, Mr. Young was credited with being the first sportswriter to go into the locker room in search of information. His column, titled Young Ideas, ran in his paper and in The Sporting News, which is where this blogger regularly read it. Mr. Young jumped to the New York Post in 1982, where he worked until his death. He was inducted into the writers' wing of the Baseball Hall of fame in 1978.

Law
The draft of a new constitution for South Korea was completed. The president, who would serve a five-year term, would be chosen in a direct popular election. He could not dissolve the National Assembly, and could declare martial law only with difficulty. The military would be kept neutral in politics, and some new legal rights, including habeas corpus, would be recognized.

Disasters
All 83 people aboard a Thai Airways jet were killed when it plunged into the Andaman Sea.

At least 50 miners were killed near Welkom, South Africa were killed when an explosion in a gold mine caused an elevator to fall more than 4,000 feet down a shaft.

Baseball
The Toronto Blue Jays traded minor league player Oswaldo Peraza and a player to be named later to the Baltimore Orioles for veteran pitcher Mike Flanagan. To make room for Mr. Flanagan, the Blue Jays released 48-year-old pitcher Phil Niekro, who had pitched in just 3 games for the Blue Jays after being acquired from the Cleveland Indians.

20 years ago
1992


Scandal
The Brazilian Congress began impeachment proceedings against President Fernando Collor de Mello. Mr. de Mello, who had been elected on an anti-corruption campaign, had been found by a Congressional investigation of being aware of an influence-peddling racket and doing nothing about it.

Baseball
The Oakland Athletics traded outfielder Jose Canseco to the Texas Rangers for outfielder Ruben Sierra and pitchers Jeff Russell and Bobby Witt.

10 years ago
2002


Football
CIS
Calgary (1-0) 28 @ Alberta (0-1) 26

August 30, 2012

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Michelle Kent!

150 years ago
1862


War
In the U.S. Civil War, the Second Battle of Manassas, also known as the Second Battle of Bull Run, concluded a long campaign in northern Virginia with a victory by Confederate forces.

125 years ago
1887


Baseball
The Louisville Colonels routed the New York Metropolitans 23-5 in an American Association game.

100 years ago
1912


Baseball
Earl Hamilton pitched a no-hitter as the St. Louis Browns beat the Detroit Tigers 5-1 at Navin Field in Detroit.

75 years ago
1937


Boxing
In the first defense of the world heavyweight title that he had won on June 22, Joe Louis (33-1) won a unanimous 15-round decision over Tommy Farr at Yankee Stadium (69-22-16) in New York.

60 years ago
1952


Hit Parade
#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Auf Widerseh'n Sweetheart--Vera Lynn (Best seller--8th week at #1; Disc Jockey--6th week at #1; Juke Box--4th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart--Vera Lynn (6th week at #1)
--Eddy Howard
2 Half as Much--Rosemary Clooney
3 Botch-A-Me--Rosemary Clooney
4 Delicado--Percy Faith and his Orchestra
5 Here in My Heart--Al Martino
6 Wish You Were Here--Eddie Fisher
7 I'm Yours--Don Cornell
--Eddie Fisher
8 High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)--Frankie Laine
9 Vanessa--Hugo Winterhalter and his Orchestra
10 Walkin' My Baby Back Home--Johnnie Ray
--Nat "King" Cole and Billy May and his Orchestra

Singles entering the chart were Too Old to Cut the Mustard by Marlene Dietrich and Rosemary Clooney (#20); Luna Rossa (Bluching Moon) by Alan Dean (#22); Feet Up (Pat Him on the Po-Po) by Guy Mitchell (#29); Indian Love Call by Slim Whitman (#31); String Along by the Ames Brothers (#34); Zing a Little Zong by Bing Crosby and Jane Wyman (#38); Roses of Yesterday (#41)/You Could Make Me Smile Again (#45) by Tony Bennett; and Meet Mister Callaghan, with versions by Les Paul and Harry Grove (#50).

Died on this date
Arky Vaughan, 40
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Vaughan was a shortstop with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1932-1941) and Brooklyn Dodgers (1942-1943, 1947-1948). In 1,817 games, Mr. Vaughan batted .318 with 96 home runs and 926 runs batted in. His best season was 1935, when he led the National League with a .385 percentage and a slugging percentage of .607. In his New Historical Baseball Abstract (2001), Bill James ranked Mr. Vaughan as the second-best shortstop in history, behind only fellow Pirate Honus Wagner. Mr. Vaughan was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985. He and fishing buddy Bill Wimer, 45, drowned in Lost Lake, near Eagleville, California, when Mr. Wimer reportedly stood up and their boat overturned. The lake was said to be "bottomless," which may explain why two men could drown only 20 feet from shore.

Football
ORFU
Toronto (1-0) 17 @ Brantford (0-1) 11

Ken Wagner's 71-yard touchdown rush in the 4th quarter was the difference as Balmy Beach beat the Redskins in the Brantford club's first game in the ORFU. Toronto quarterback Gerry Tuttle passed to Bob Settle for a touchdown and rushed for another himself. Brantford quarterback Al Dekdebrun, who had led the Toronto Argonauts to the Grey Cup championship two years earlier, threw touchdown passes to George Kunkel and Tom Moran.

WIFU
Edmonton (0-2-1) 7 @ Calgary (3-0) 14

Calgary quarterback Stan Heath threw a 7-yard pass to Paul Salata for one touchdown, and Sugarfoot Anderson scored the winning touchdown when he recovered a fumble by Edmonton punt returner Rollie Miles in the Eskimos' end zone. Mr. Miles scored the Eskimos’ touchdown immediately after that of Mr. Salata when he returned the kickoff 95 yards. Dick Steere converted and Rod Pantages punted for a single to complete the Edmonton scoring before a capacity crowd of 12,000 at Mewata Stadium.

50 years ago
1962


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): I Remember You--Frank Ifield (6th week at #1)

Football
CFL
Calgary (1-4-1) 1 @ Winnipeg (3-1) 26

Leo Lewis scored 2 touchdowns to lead the Blue Bombers over the Stampeders before a Winnipeg Stadium crowd of 16,059. Mr. Lewis rushed 9 times for 56 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown run, and caught a 43-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Kenny Ploen. Mr. Ploen also connected with Ernie Pitts for a touchdown. Joe Williams, in his first CFL game, added to the Winnipeg attack with 7 carries for 50 yards and 1 pass reception for 7. Gerry James converted all 3 touchdowns and added a field goal. Jack Delveaux, replacing the injured Charlie Shepard as the Blue Bombers' punter, punted 11 times for a 48-yard average and 2 singles. Walt Weaver scored the Stampeders' lone point on a punt single.

40 years ago
1972


Diplomacy
After 38 preliminary sessions over a period of almost a year, delegates of the Red Cross Societies of North and South Korea began full talks in Pyongyang to work for the reunion of 10 million members of dispersed families. The talks were slated to alternate between Pyongyang and Seoul, and were seen as giving an impetus to eventual Korean reunification.

Football
CFL
Toronto (0-5) 13 @ Ottawa (4-0) 14
Edmonton (4-1) 16 @ Winnipeg (4-1) 49

Mack Herron returned the opening kickoff 120 yards for a touchdown to set a CFL record for a regular season game and Don Jonas threw 3 touchdown passes to lead the Blue Bombers to a rout of the Eskimos before a Winnipeg Stadium record crowd of 25,210. Paul Williams caught 2 of Mr. Jonas’ touchdown passes, for 8 and 57 yards. Jim Thorpe caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Mr. Jonas as the Blue Bombers rolled up a 17-1 lead after the 1st quarter, 31-2 at halftime, 35-2 after 3 quarters, and 41-2 early in the 4th quarter. Mr. Herron rushed 10 yards for a touchdown in the 4th quarter, and Clay McEvoy scored the final Winnipeg touchdown on a 1-yard rush with 3:13 remaining in the game, both on handoffs from backup quarterback Tommy Pharr. Sam Scarber rushed 2 yards for the first Eskimo touchdown in the 4th quarter, and backup quarterback Dave Syme connected with Tyrone Walls for a 38-yard touchdown just 13 seconds after Mr. McEvoy’s score. Tom Wilkinson started at quarterback for the Eskimos but left with a sprained ankle, and Mr. Syme completed 18 of 30 passes in relief. Mr. Walls caught 6 passes for 100 yards, while Bobby Taylor caught 7 for 93 and George McGowan 7 for 89 for the Eskimos. Edmonton defensive tackle Rock Perdoni pulled a groin muscle in what turned out to be his last game as an Eskimo.

Baseball
On the regular Wednesday Expos Baseball telecast on CBC, Ernie McAnally was the winning pitcher as the Montreal Expos edged the Atlanta Braves 3-2 at Atlanta Stadium. Jackie Robinson provided the colour commentary to augment Dave Van Horne's play-by-play.

30 years ago
1982


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): The Other Woman--Ray Parker, Jr.

World events
Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat was forced to leave his headquarters in Beirut as a result of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon which had begun several months earlier.

Baseball
The Houston Astros traded veteran starting pitcher Don Sutton to the Milwaukee Brewers for minor league players Kevin Bass, Frank DiPino, and Mike Madden.

25 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): La Bamba--Los Lobos

#1 single in France: Joe le taxi--Vanessa Paradis (5th week at #1)

Labour
A three-week strike by 250,000 black South African gold and coal miners ended with the union accepting the mine owners’ offer of pay increases of 15%-23%. The miners had demanded a 30% pay increase.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (6-3) 23 @ British Columbia (6-3) 24

Lui Passaglia’s 53-yard punt for a single with 36 seconds remaining in regulation time gave the Lions the winning point against the Blue Bombers before 38,338 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver. Winnipeg’s Ken Winey fielded the punt 4 yards deep in his end zone, but was tackled there by B.C.’s Paul Nastasiuk. The Lions scored both their touchdowns within a 29-second span in the last 2 minutes of the 1st half. Roy Dewalt connected with Ray Crouse for a 26-yard touchdown at 13:10, and Keith Gooch returned an interception 36 yards for a TD at 13:29. Two more quick turnovers led to Lui Passaglia field goals and a 20-1 halftime lead for the Lions, which became 23-2 late in the 3rd quarter. Willard Reaves rushed 1 yard for a Winnipeg touchdown on the last play of the 3rd quarter and caught a 17-yard TD pass from Tom Clements in the 4th quarter to reduce the deficit to 23-16. The Blue Bombers then tied the game on a converted touchdown by Ken Hailey on a 68-yard interception return with 7:33 remaining in the 4th quarter. Winnipeg’s James Murphy led all receivers with 145 yards on 12 receptions.

Baseball
Kirby Puckett batted 6 for 6 with 2 home runs to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 10-6 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Detroit Tigers blanked the Texas Rangers 7-0, aided by an American League record-setting and major league record-tying 7 passed balls allowed by Texas catcher Geno Petralli, who had difficulty catching the knuckleballs thrown by losing pitcher Charlie Hough.

20 years ago
1992


World events
The nine-day old siege at Ruby Ridge in northern Idaho continued, with Kevin Harris, a friend of white separatist Randy Weaver, surrendering to U.S. authorities. Mr. Harris was arrested for the August 21 killing of U.S. federal marshal Bill Degan.

10 years ago
2002


Labour
A strike of major league baseball players was averted when the Major League Baseball Players Association and major league owners agreed on a contract.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (5-5) 28 @ Ottawa (2-8-0-1) 4

Damon Allen threw touchdown passes to Jason Clermont and Alfred Jackson and rushed for another touchdown to lead the Lions past the Renegades before 22,343 fans at Frank Clair Stadium. Lyle Green rushed 12 yards for the other B.C. touchdown. The Lions led 21-4 at halftime.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

August 29, 2012

170 years ago
1842


War
The Treaty of Nanking was signed, ending the Opium Wars between Great Britain and China, and ceding the island of Hong Kong to Britain.

70 years ago
1942


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Jingle Jangle Jingle--Kay Kyser Orchestra (7th week at #1)

60 years ago
1952


Football
WIFU
Saskatchewan (1-2) 9 @ Winnipeg (1-1-1) 27

Len Meltzer scored 2 touchdowns and quarterbacks Jack Jacobs and Joe Zaleski each threw a touchdown pass to lead the Blue Bombers over the Roughriders before 10,000 fans at Osborne Stadium. Mr. Jacobs completed a touchdown pass to Bud Korchak, while Mr. Zaleski threw a TD pass to Mel Embree. Mr. Korchak converted all 4 touchdowns. Mike Marusko scored the Roughriders' touchdown.

40 years ago
1972


War
U.S. President Richard Nixon issued a policy statement saying that 12,000 more U.S. troops would be withdrawn from Vietnam in the next three months.

30 years ago
1982


Died on this date
Ingrid Bergman, 67
. Swedish actress. One of the greatest leading ladies in movie history, Miss Bergman won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Gaslight (1944) and Anastasia (1956) and for her supporting performance in Murder on the Orient Express (1974), although her most memorable role was probably in Casablanca (1942). Miss Bergman won an Emmy Award for her final performance, starring in the made-for-television movie A Woman Called Golda (1982). She died of cancer on her birthday.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (4-3) 32 @ Edmonton (3-4) 25

John Hufnagel relieved an ineffective Joe Adams at quarterback and produced 25 points in the 2nd half to rally the Roughriders over the Eskimos before a Commonwealth Stadium record crowd of 59,723 on a cloudy Sunday afternoon. Mr. Hufnagel completed 14 of 20 passes for 196 yards and touchdowns to Dwight Edwards and Ron Robinson, and rushed 1 yard for a touchdown of his own as Saskatchewan came back from a 17-7 halftime deficit. Mr. Adams completed just 8 of 28 passes for 139 yards. Warren Moon started at quarterback for the Eskimos and completed a 50-yard touchdown pass to Waddell Smith and rushed 1 yard for a touchdown before leaving in the 4th quarter with an injury. Backup Cliff Olander connected with Mr. Smith for a touchdown before throwing interceptions on three straight drives in the last 3 minutes and 13 seconds of the game. Mr. Moon also gave up 3 interceptions; 3 of the 6 Saskatchewan interceptions were by rookie defensive back Fran McDermott. Chris DeFrance led the Roughriders with pass receptions for 129 yards, while teammate Joey Walters caught 5 for 100. Mr. Smith led the Eskimos with 129 yards on 5 receptions. Edmonton’s Kevin Cole led all rushers with 11 carries for 98 yards, including one run of 38 yards in what turned out to be his last game as an Eskimo.

25 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy: Who's That Girl--Madonna (7th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Never Gonna Give You Up--Rick Astley

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): La Bamba--Los Lobos

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 La Bamba--Los Lobos
2 Who's That Girl--Madonna
3 I Want Your Sex--George Michael
4 I Just Can't Stop Loving You--Michael Jackson (with Siedah Garrett)
5 Don't Mean Nothing--Richard Marx
6 Only in My Dreams--Debbie Gibson
7 Luka--Suzanne Vega
8 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For--U2
9 Can't We Try--Dan Hill (with Vonda Shepard)
10 Rock Steady--Whispers

Singles entering the chart were You are the Girl by the Cars (#73); Little Lies by Fleetwood Mac (#76); Don't Make Me Wait for Love by Kenny G (vocal by Lenny Williams) (#78); I Think We're Alone Now by Tiffany (#82); Dinner with Gershwin by Donna Summer (#83); I Don't Think that Man Should Sleep Alone by Ray Parker, Jr. (#84); Notorious by Loverboy (#87); Rock Me by Great White (#89); and That's What Love is All About by Michael Bolton (#90).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 Who's That Girl--Madonna
2 Heart and Soul--T'Pau
3 I Want Your Sex--George Michael
4 Funkytown--Pseudo Echo
5 La Bamba--Los Lobos
6 Luka--Suzanne Vega
7 Alone--Heart
8 Shakedown--Bob Seger
9 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For--U2
10 Together (The New Wedding Song)--Joey Gregorash

Singles entering the chart were Notorious by Loverboy (#84); Who Will You Run To by Heart (#89); Lost in Emotion by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam (#91); Carrie by Europe (#92); Who Found Who by Jellybean (#94); Give to Live by Sammy Hagar (#95); Back Where You Started by Tina Turner (#96); and Surfin' Bird by Pee-Wee Herman (#97). Surfin' Bird was from the movie Back to the Beach (1987).

Died on this date
Lee Marvin, 63
. U.S. actor. Usually cast as a tough guy, Mr. Marvin won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his comic performance in Cat Ballou (1965).

World events
The day after rebellious soldiers in the Philippines had seized Cebu City And Camp Aguinaldo military base, government troops recaptured Camp Aguinaldo, and the rebels gave up their control of Cebu City. Colonel Gregorio Honasan, leader of the revolt, disappeared.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (2-7) 23 @ Hamilton (6-3) 28

Ken Zachary rushed for 2 touchdowns and Tom Porras completed touchdown passes to Steve Stapler and Tony Champion as the Tiger-Cats took a 28-18 lead at halftime and held on to beat the Rough Riders before 17,447 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Larry Mohr scored the first Ottawa touchdown on a pass from Todd Dillon, while James Hood scored the other on a pass from Joe Paopao. The Rough Riders had chances for a touchdown late in the game, but two drives deep in Hamilton territory ended in interceptions.

20 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Amigos Para Siempre--Jose Carreras and Sarah Brightman (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Italy: This Used to Be My Playground--Madonna (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in France: Le Chat--Pow woW (7th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): End of the Road--Boyz II Men (3rd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 November Rain--Guns N' Roses (2nd week at #1)
2 End of the Road--Boyz II Men
3 Baby-Baby-Baby--TLC
4 This Used to Be My Playground--Madonna
5 Baby Got Back--Sir Mix-a-Lot
6 Life is a Highway--Tom Cochrane
7 Giving Him Something He Can Feel--En Vogue
8 Just Another Day--Jon Secada
9 Humpin' Around--Bobby Brown
10 Stay--Shakespears Sister

Singles entering the chart included Not Enough Time by INXS (#76); All Shook Up by Billy Joel (#92); and Would I Lie to You? by Charles & Eddie (#94). All Shook Up was from the movie Honeymoon in Vegas (1992).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 This Used to Be My Playground--Madonna (2nd week at #1)
2 The One--Elton John
3 Friday I'm in Love--The Cure
4 Even Better than the Real Thing--U2
5 Lost Together--Blue Rodeo
6 Take this Heart--Richard Marx
7 Restless Heart--Peter Cetera
8 November Rain--Guns N' Roses
9 Just Another Day--Jon Secada
10 Too Funky--George Michael

Singles entering the chart included My Destiny by Lionel Richie (#54); Inside Out by Sue Medley (#62); All Shook Up by Billy Joel (#77); and Layla by Eric Clapton (#98). Layla was a slower live version of the song that Mr. Clapton had previously recorded as leader of Derek and the Dominos and had been a minor hit single in 1971 and a bigger hit in 1972.

Protest
A march by 15,000 people in Rostock in eastern Germany against right-wing attacks on refugees ended in clashes between demonstrators and police.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (0-8) 36 @ Saskatchewan (4-4) 47

Kent Austin completed 24 of 33 passes for 492 yards and 4 touchdowns to lead the Roughriders over the Lions before 19,345 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Jeff Fairholm scored on passes of 48 and 76 yards, while Ray Elgaard caught a 25-yard TD pass from Mr. Austin and Don Narcisse caught a 28-yard TD pass. Saskatchewan scored 25 points in the 2nd quarter as they built a 32-3 halftime lead. Lucius Floyd rushed 13 times for 116 yards for the Roughriders and scored touchdowns of 18 and 38 yards. Jon Volpe of the Lions rushed 16 times for 75 yards and 3 touchdowns, with all of his TDs coming in the 4th quarter. Matt Clark scored a B.C. touchdown in the 3rd quarter on a 13-yard pass from Danny Barrett. Mr. Elgaard led all receivers with 207 yards on 8 receptions.

Monday, 27 August 2012

August 28, 2012

90 years ago
1922


Radio
The New York City station WEAF aired the first commercial ever heard on radio. Queensboro Realty Company paid $100 for the 10-minute spot.

60 years ago
1952


Crime
In Venoqua, Wisconsin, Mrs. Carl Herreid, 68, was shot dead in her hospital bed in the presence of her roommate, who was paralyzed and unable to talk. Mr. Herreid, 70, was arrested in a store several blocks away, in possession of a pistol.

Baseball
The Cincinnati Reds traded veteran pitcher Ewell Blackwell to the New York Yankees for Johnny Schmitz, Ernie Nevel, Bob Marquis, and Jim Greengrass. Mr. Blackwell had led the National League with 22 wins in 1947, but had come down with a sore arm, recording only a 3-12 record with the Reds in 1952.

50 years ago
1962


On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Carleton Hobbs and Norman Shelley, on BBC Light Programme
Tonight’s episode: The Devil's Foot

40 years ago
1972


Died on this date
Prince William of Gloucester, 30
. U.K. royal family member. Prince William, eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II's uncle, the Duke of Gloucester, and ninth in succession to the throne, was competing in an air race near Wolverhampton in the west Midlands when his plane crashed and burst into flames, and he and co-pilot Vyrell Mitchell were killed.

30 years ago
1982


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: Come on Eileen--Dexys Midnight Runners & the Emerald Express (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A.: (Billboard): Eye of the Tiger--Survivor (6th week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Abracadabra--Steve Miller Band
2 Eye of the Tiger--Survivor
3 Hard to Say I'm Sorry--Chicago
4 You Should Hear how She Talks About You--Melissa Manchester
5 Hold Me--Fleetwood Mac
6 Take it Away--Paul McCartney
7 Vacation--Go-Go's
8 Wasted on the Way--Crosby, Stills & Nash
9 Hurts So Good--John Cougar
10 Jack & Diane--John Cougar

Singles entering the chart were You Don't Want Me Anymore by Steel Breeze (#66); Don't Fight It by Kenny Loggins with Steve Perry (#70); Big Fun by Kool & The Gang (#71); Sweet Time by REO Speedwagon (#76); She Looks a Lot Like You by the Clocks (#86); Love Come Down by Evelyn King (#87); Up Where We Belong by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes (#90); and Mystery Girl by the Dukes (#98). Up Where We Belong was from the movie An Officer and a Gentleman (1982).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 Eye of the Tiger--Survivor (5th week at #1)
2 Abracadabra--Steve Miller Band
3 Hard to Say I'm Sorry--Chicago
4 Hurts So Good--John Cougar
5 Eyes of a Stranger--Payolas
6 Your Daddy Don't Know--Toronto
7 Love in Control (Finger on the Trigger)--Donna Summer
8 Even the Nights are Better--Air Supply
9 Hold Me--Fleetwood Mac
10 Keep the Fire Burnin'--REO Speedwagon

Singles entering the chart were Still in the Game by Steve Winwood (#44); You Remind Me by Sheriff (#48); and I Will Always Love You by Dolly Parton (#49).

Football
CFL
Ottawa (1-6) 20 @ Winnipeg (6-1) 27
Toronto (5-2-1) 20 @ British Columbia (4-3) 19

Dieter Brock completed touchdown passes to defensive end Pete Catan and fullback Dan Huclack as the Blue Bombers barely held on to defeat the Rough Riders before 25,904 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Milson Jones rushed 1 yard for the other Winnipeg touchdown. Mr. Catan had entered the game as an eligible receiver with the Blue Bombers in possession on the Ottawa 2-yard line in the 2nd quarter, and got open for a touchdown. Jordan Case passed 5 yards to Jim Reid for the first Ottawa touchdown in the 3rd quarter, and rushed 1 yard for a touchdown with just 1:03 remaining in the game. The Rough Riders were able to stop the Blue Bombers and gain possession of the ball, and a pass interference call against Winnipeg’s Nate Johnson gave Ottawa the ball on the 10-yard line, but Mr. Case threw an incomplete pass into the Winnipeg end zone on the last play.

Defensive end Rusty Olsen sacked B.C. quarterback Roy Dewalt for a safety touch with 8:01 remaining in the game, and the 2 points provided the win for the Argonauts over the Lions before 27,285 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver. Lui Passaglia, whose kicking had been hampered all season because of an injury, was unsuccessful on a 43-yard field goal with 1:13 remaining, and the resulting single point left the Lions 1 point short. Toronto quarterback Condredge Holloway completed touchdown passes to Paul Pearson and rookie Scott McGhee, while Mr. Dewalt threw a touchdown pass to John Pankratz and rushed for a touchdown of his own, which was followed by a pass from Mr. Dewalt to rookie Merv Fernandez for a 2-point convert. The Argonauts’ win was their first in Vancouver since 1969.

25 years ago
1987


Died on this date
John Huston, 81
. U.S. film director and actor. Mr. Huston won the Academy Award for Best Director for The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948). Other notable movies that he directed included The Maltese Falcon (1941); Across the Pacific (1942); Key Largo (1948); The Asphalt Jungle (1950); The African Queen (1951); Moulin Rouge (1952); Beat the Devil (1953); Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957); The Misfits (1961); Fat City (1972); The Man Who Would Be King (1975); Prizzi's Honor (1975); and The Dead (1987). One of his more notable acting roles was in Chinatown (1974).

World events
Mutinous army troops in the Philippines launched an attack that was repulsed about 300 yards from the presidential palace in Manila. President Corazon Aquino’s son was wounded, and three of his bodyguards were killed. Other rebels seized Cebu City and Camp Aguinaldo military base. Colonel Gregorio Honasan, leader of the revolt, said that he was not attempting a military coup, but was acting because the government had lost its “political will” and because Mrs. Aquino had established a personality cult.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (6-3) 39 @ Saskatchewan (2-6-1) 13

Damon Allen started at quarterback for the Eskimos and led the team to a 15-0 lead before leaving with an injury in the 2nd quarter, and rookie Tracy Ham, seeing his first extended playing time in the CFL, did an adequate job replacing him for the rest of the game. Mr. Allen threw his first touchdown pass to Stephen Jones for 31 yards just 1:39 into the game and connected with Rick House for a 25-yard TD later in the 1st quarter. Tom Richards did a brilliant job of straddling the sideline as he returned a punt 88 yards for an Edmonton touchdown in the 2nd quarter, giving the Eskimos a 25-3 halftime lead. Assistant coach John Hufnagel, who had come out of retirement to play quarterback for the Roughriders, completed 20 of 29 passes for 224 passes and a 15-yard touchdown to Ray Elgaard in the 3rd quarter before suffering a career-ending Achilles tendon injury. Mr. Ham threw his first CFL touchdown pass to Rick House from 10 yards in the 3rd quarter and then scored his first CFL touchdown on a 1-yard rush with 2:31 remaining in the game. Mr. Ham completed 11 of 23 passes for 170 yards and rushed 5 times for 18. For Mr. House, it was his first action after missing 7 games with a shoulder separation. Attendance at Taylor Field in Regina was 24,000.

Baseball
Mike Schmidt hit his 522nd career major league home run, passing Ted Williams and Willie McCovey, to help the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 8-1.

20 years ago
1992


Football
CFL
Calgary (6-2) 45 @ Edmonton (6-2) 38 (OT)

Quarterback Doug Flutie rushed 13 times for 141 yards and a touchdown and completed touchdown passes to Allen Pitts and PeeWee Smith as the Stampeders beat the Eskimos before 31,812 fans on a rainy night at Commonwealth Stadium. Andy McVey scored the other Calgary touchdown on a 4-yard rush with 19 seconds remaining in regulation time, set up by a terrible call against Edmonton safety Dan Murphy, who hit Mr. Flutie, who was carrying the ball upfield, in bounds, but was penalized for unnecessary roughness. Mr. Flutie’s touchdown pass to Mr. Smith covered 7 yards and came with just 5 seconds left in the 1st overtime period; it was the only scoring in overtime. Mark McLoughlin converted all the Calgary touchdowns and added 5 field goals and a single. Edmonton quarterback Tracy Ham threw 2 touchdown passes to Craig Ellis, while defensive end Leroy Blugh returned a Calgary fumble 2 yards for a touchdown. Blake Marshall rushed 3 yards for the other Eskimo touchdown, which was followed by a 2-point convert on a pass from Mr. Ham to Jim Sandusky, giving the Eskimos a 38-31 lead with 1:44 remaining in regulation time. Edmonton running back Blake Ezor didn’t carry the ball once in his fifth and last CFL game.

Baseball
The Milwaukee Brewers set an American League record for a single game with 31 hits—26 of them singles—in a 22-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at SkyDome in Toronto. The 31 hits tied a major league record set by the New York Giants against the Cincinnati Reds on June 9, 1901. Kevin Seitzer and Scott Fletcher each had 5 hits.

Friday, 24 August 2012

August 27, 2012

125 years ago
1887


Baseball
Mike Kelly and Ezra Sutton each scored 6 runs as the Boston Beaneaters beat the Pittsburgh Alleghenys 28-14.

120 years ago
1892


Disasters
Fire almost completely burned the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.

75 years ago
1937


Baseball
Fred Frankhouse of the Brooklyn Dodgers pitched a no-hitter for 7 2/3 innings, but rain ended the game at that point as the Dodgers blanked the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn.

60 years ago
1952


On the radio
I Was a Communist for the FBI, starring Dana Andrews
Tonight’s episode: Burnt Offering

On television tonight
The Unexpected, hosted by Herbert Marshall, on NBC
Tonight's episode: One for the Money, starring Isabel Jewell, Katherine Locke, and Billy Sheffield

Football
IRFU
Ottawa (1-0) 32 @ Montreal (0-1) 28

Tom O'Malley completed touchdown passes of 43 yards to Bill Stanton and 80 yards to Howie Turner and another to Bob Rumball to lead the defending Grey Cup champion Rough Riders over the Alouettes before 20,566 fans at Royals Stadium. Mr. Turner also rushed 10 yards for a touchdown, while Al Baldwin scored the other Ottawa touchdown. Montreal quarterback Sam Etcheverry, in his first professional game, connected with Red O'Quinn for 2 touchdowns and rushed for another himself. It was Mr. O'Quinn's first game in Canada. Ed Salem and Virgil Wagner rushed for the other Alouette touchdowns.

50 years ago
1962


Died on this date
Bob McArdle, 28
. Canadian football player. Mr. McArdle, a tackle with the Trois-Rivieres Braves of the Quebec Intermediate Football League, died 24 hours after collapsing during a game. The cause of death was determined as overexertion caused by stimulants; teammates said that Mr. McArdle had taken four benzedrine tablets before the game, and two during the game. In the first quarter he had begun shouting at the Braves' trainer for no apparent reason, and collapsed shortly after being pulled from the game by his coach because of erratic play.

Space
The U.S.A. launched the probe Mariner 2 toward Venus. It was the first probe sent to another planet.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (2-2-1) 7 @ Calgary (1-3-1) 7
Ottawa (3-1) 18 @ British Columbia (2-2) 7

Ferd Burket punted 11 times for an average of 50.5 yards per punt and 3 singles for the Roughriders. Reg Whitehouse added a field goal and single for Saskatchewan. The Stampeders' scoring came on an Earl Lunsford touchdown rush, converted by Larry Robinson. 11,000 fans attended the game at McMahon Stadium on a rainy night.

Linebacker Jim Conroy intercepted a Joe Kapp pass and returned it 30 yards for a touchdown with 16 seconds remaining in the 1st half as the Rough Riders beat the Lions before 29,423 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver. Quarterback Russ Jackson scored the other Ottawa touchdown. B.C.'s only touchdown came on an 18-yard pass from Mr. Kapp to Tom Larscheid in the 3rd quarter.

40 years ago
1972


Football
CFL
Calgary (2-3) 3 @ Saskatchewan (3-3) 35

The Roughriders set a CFL record for a single game that still stands by returning interceptions for 291 yards in their win over the Stampeders at Taylor Field in Regina. Bruce Bennett returned an interception 112 yards for a touchdown, and Lewis Cook returned another 98 yards for a touchdown. Calgary middle linebacker Wayne Harris returned a partially-blocked field goal attempt 19 yards, bur felt something snap in his neck, and the injury ended his 12-year Hall of Fame career. He dressed for the Stampeders’ next game, but never played again.

30 years ago
1982


Space
Three Soviet cosmonauts returned to Earth after an 11-day mission that included time aboard the Salyut 7 space station. Svetlana Savitskaya, the second woman to go into space, set a record for space endurance for a woman.

War
More than 1,300 Palestine Liberation Organization troops left Beirut for Damascus.

Politics and government
Spanish Prime Minister Leopoldo Calvo Sotelo dissolved parliament and called for new elections to be held on October 28. His action was spurred by a large number of defections from his Union of the Democratic Centre party. By holding the elections in just one month instead of the constitutionally scheduled time of the spring of 1983, Mr. Calvo Sotelo gave his opponents less time to organize and campaign.

Crime
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation reported that the crime rate in 1981 had declined 2% from the rate of the previous year. Murders were down 2.3%; aggravated assaults, 1.7%; burglaries, 0.5%; motor vehicle thefts, 3.6%; and forcible rapes, 0.7%. The only crimes to increase in percentage were robbery (4.6%) and larceny-theft (0.6%).

Scandal
Leroy Williams, the former U.S. congressional page who had claimed to have had homosexual relations with legislators, admitted that he had h lied in his accusations, saying that he had made the claims to draw abuses in the congressional page system.

Football
CFL
Calgary (4-2-1) 31 @ Montreal (1-6) 30

The Concordes blew a 30-11 lead and gave up 20 points in the last 5 minutes of the game as they lost to the Stampeders before 12,268 fans at Olympic Stadium. Former Montreal quarterback Gerry Dattilio, who had relieved starter Bruce Threadgill in the 4th quarter, handed off to James Sykes for a 1-yard touchdown with 4:53 remaining; a 2-point convert attempt was unsuccessful, leaving the score at 30-17. Just 1 minute and 2 seconds later, Terry Irvin intercepted a Johnny Evans pass and returned it 34 yards for a touchdown, and J.T. Hay’s convert reduced the deficit to 30-24. A Montreal fumble was recovered by Calgary on the Concordes’ 36-yard line with less than 1½ minutes remaining. Mr. Dattilio completed 3 passes to Tom Forzani and handed off to Mr. Sykes for a 1-yard touchdown with 8 seconds remaining. Mr. Hay’s convert was the winning point. Mr. Evans rushed 1 yard for the game’s first touchdown in the 2nd quarter and connected with Nick Arakgi for a 10-yard touchdown in the 3rd quarter. Defensive end Doug Scott returned an interception 12 yards for the other Montreal touchdown in the 3rd quarter. Don Sweet missed the convert on the final Montreal touchdown, and the miss proved costly. Calgary’s first touchdown came on the last play of the 3rd quarter on a 10-yard pass from Mr. Threadgill to Willie Armstead, followed by a 2-point convert on a pass from Mr. Threadgill to Mr. Forzani. Calgary defensive back Lepoleon Ingram suffered a season-ending knee injury on the opening kickoff, and dressed for just 4 more CFL games in the next 2 years.

Baseball
In a 5-4 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers at County Stadium in Milwaukee, Rickey Henderson of the Oakland Athletics stole his 119th, 120th, 12st, and 122nd bases of the season, breaking the major league record for a single season set by Lou Brock of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1974.

25 years ago
1987


Politics and government
Robert Maclennan was named as the new leader of Britain's Social Democratic Party, succeeding David Owen, who had recenlty resigned.

Labour
20,000 black South African gold and coal miners were fired, 18 days into a strike by 250,000 miners.

Baseball
The Kansas City Royals fired manager Billy Gardner, who had replaced ailing Dick Howser in spring training. John Wathan, manager of the Royals' AAA farm team in Omaha, was named to succeed Mr. Gardner, and the Royals won their first game for him, as George Brett's home run in the 10th inning gave the Royals a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Twins.

20 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Rhythm is a Dancer--Snap! (3rd week at #1)

War
The principals in the Yugoslavian civil war, meeting in London, agreed to a peace accord. The terms included a cessation of violence in Bosnia and the release of all people held in detention camps. It was agreed that no territory gained by force would be recognized by the international community. Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic supported the accord but claimed that Serbia had no control over camps in Bosnia.

World events
A “no-fly” zone, proposed by the United States and supported by Great Britain and France, went into effect, covering about 1/3 of Iraq. 200 U.S. aircraft bore the burden, which resulted from accusations of genocide on the part of the Iraqi regime of President Saddam Hussein against the country’s Shiite Muslim minority population.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (5-3) 37 @ Winnipeg (4-4) 35 (OT)

Paul Osbaldiston’s 20-yard field goal with 1 second remaining in the 2nd overtime period gave the Tiger-Cats their win over the Blue Bombers before 26,215 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Mr. Osbaldiston kicked 5 field goals, including 3 in overtime. Larry Thompson of the Blue Bombers caught 9 passes for 154 yards and 3 touchdowns, including one in the 1st overtime period. Hamilton quarterback Damon Allen completed touchdown passes to Nick Mazzoli and Earl Winfield, and Hamilton linebacker Lance Trumble scored his only CFL touchdown when he recovered a fumble in the Winnipeg end zone when a kick returner attempted to run a missed field goal attempt back. Warren Hudson scored the other Winnipeg touchdown on a 3-yard rush in the 1st quarter. Michael Richardson, playing his first CFL game, rushed 22 times for 197 yards for the Blue Bombers, but also fumbled 3 times. The Blue Bombers fumbled 8 times, and lost 5, while Winnipeg quarterback Matt Dunigan also gave up 4 interceptions.

Baseball
David Cone, who had led National League pitchers in strikeouts in 1990 and 1991 and was leading again in 1992, was traded by the New York Mets to the Toronto Blue Jays, currently leading the American League East Division, for second baseman Jeff Kent and outfielder Ryan Thompson.

10 years ago
2002


Labour
Major league baseball owners and the Players' Association agreed for the first time to test players for steroids. If more than 5% of the tests in 2003 were positive, mandatory testing would go into effect and players would face a scale of penalties.

Baseball
Barry Bonds hit 3 home runs in a game for the fourth time in his major league career and added a double to lead the San Francisco Giants past the Colorado Rockies 7-4.

Rookie third baseman Joe Crede hit a 2-run home run in the 9th inning to tie the game and a grand slam in the 10th to win it as the Chicago White Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-4.

August 26, 2012

60 years ago
1952


On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Woman in Love, starring Arnold Moss, Gaby Rodgers, Berry Kroeger, and Paul Newman

This was Mr. Newman's second television appearance, 18 days after he had appeared in the Tales of Tomorrow episode Ice from Space.

50 years ago
1962


Abominations
Sherri Finkbine, a mother of four from Phoenix, Arizona, returned home from Sweden after having an abortion that been denied her in the United States. Mrs. Finkbine had taken the drug Thalidomide, and wanted the abortion because she didn't want to give birth to a deformed child. The baby, who had no legs and one arm, would be turning 50 years old in 2012 if given the chance to live.

Baseball
Jack Kralick came within 2 outs of a perfect game and settled for a no-hitter as the Minnesota Twins edged the Kansas City Athletics 1-0 at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington. With 1 out in the 9th inning, pinch hitter George Alusik drew a base on balls on a 3-2 pitch.

Brooks Robinson and Jim Gentile each hit solo home runs and Robin Roberts outduelled Whitey Ford as the Baltimore Orioles edged the New York Yankees 2-1 to complete a five-game series sweep. Mr. Roberts had started the season with the Yankees, but had been let go a month into the season without pitching in a single game for New York.

40 years ago
1972


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: School's Out--Alice Cooper (3rd week at #1)

Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Daddy Don't You Walk so Fast--Wayne Newton
2 Puppy Love--Donny Osmond
3 Red Back on the Toilet Seat--Slim Newton
4 Long Haired Lover from Liverpool--Little Jimmy Osmond
5 The Candy Man--Sammy Davis, Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation
6 Beautiful Sunday--Daniel Boone
7 Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)--The Hollies
8 (Last Night) I Didn't Get to Sleep at All--The 5th Dimension
9 It's Four in the Morning--Faron Young
10 Nice to Be with You--Gallery

Singles entering the chart were It's Going to Take Some Time by the Carpenters (#29); Take Me Bak 'Ome by Slade (#33); Hold Your Head Up by Argent (#37); and Isn't Life Strange by the Moody Blues (#40).

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)--Looking Glass

U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Alone Again (Naturally)--Gilbert O'Sullivan (3rd week at #1)
2 Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)--Looking Glass
3 I'm Still in Love with You--Al Green
4 Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)--The Hollies
5 (If Loving You is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right--Luther Ingram
6 Hold Your Head Up--Argent
7 Back Stabbers--O'Jays
6 School's Out--Alice Cooper
8 Goodbye to Love--Carpenters
9 The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.--Donna Fargo
10 You Don't Mess Around with Jim--Jim Croce

Singles entering the chart were Sweet Caroline by Bobby Womack and Peace (#84); Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues by Danny O'Keefe (#85); From the Beginning by Emerson, Lake & Palmer (#88); (It's the Way) Nature Planned It by the Four Tops (#91); Guess Who by B.B. King (#94); I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash (#96); Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Jackie DeShannon (#98); Witchy Woman by the Eagles (#99); and Dedicated to the One I Love by the Temprees (#100). (It's the Way) Nature Planned It was the Four Tops' last single on the Motown label before moving to ABC/Dunhill.

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Alone Again (Naturally)--Gilbert O'Sullivan (2nd week at #1)
2 Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)--Looking Glass
3 School's Out--Alice Cooper
4 Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)--The Hollies
5 Daddy Don't You Walk so Fast--Wayne Newton
6 Goodbye to Love--Carpenters
7 How Do You Do--Mouth and MacNeal
8 Coconut--Nilsson
9 Sealed with a Kiss--Bobby Vinton
10 You Don't Mess Around with Jim--Jim Croce

Singles entering the chart were You Wear it Well by Rod Stewart (#66); My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry (#83); Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar by Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen (#87); Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile) by Van Morrison (#88); Tight Rope by Leon Russell (#90); Southbound Train by Graham Nash and David Crosby (#94); If You Leave Me Tonight I'll Cry by Jerry Wallace (#97); Rock Me Baby by David Cassidy (#98); For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her by Simon & Garfunkel (#99); and Sunshine in the Morning by Bollard (#100). The version of For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her that was released as a single was recorded live when Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel reunited for a benefit concert for the U.S. presidential campaign of Democratic party candidate George McGovern, and was one of several songs from that concert that appeared on the album Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits.

Calgary’s top 10
1 Alone Again (Naturally)—Gilbert O’Sullivan
2 Wild Eyes—Stampeders
3 Some Sing, Some Dance—Pagliaro
4 Concrete Sea--Terry Jacks
5 Black & White--Three Dog Night
6 Coconut--Nilsson
7 City of New Orleans--Arlo Guthrie
8 Hold Her Tight--The Osmonds
9 Play Me--Neil Diamond
10 Rock and Roll Part 2--Gary Glitter
Pick hit of the week: Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me--Mac Davis

Died on this date
Francis Chichester, 70
. U.K. aviator and sailor. Mr. Chichester, an aviator and yachtsman, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II after circumnavigating the globe in his yawl Gipsy Moth IV, becoming the first person to complete a circumnavigation solo from west to east via the great capes. He departed Plymouth, England on August 27, 1966; his return to Plymouth on May 28, 1967 after 226 days of sailing was televised live in the U.K. Mr. Chichester's book about the voyage, Gipsy Moth Circles the World (1967), was a bestseller.

Baseball
Leo Durocher, recently fired as manager of the Chicago Cubs, replaced Harry Walker as manager of the Houston Astros.

Ron Santo's 2,000th major league hit and 1,200th run batted in both came on a 3-run home run off Ron Bryant and was the difference in the game as the Chicago Cubs edged the San Francisco Giants 10-9 at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

30 years ago
1982


Hit parade
Edmonton’s top 10 (CFRN)
1 Eye in the Sky—Alan Parsons Project
2 Take it Away—Paul McCartney
3 Wasted on the Way—Crosby, Stills & Nash
4 Love Will Turn You Around—Kenny Rogers
5 Ain’t No Money—Rosanne Cash
6 Blue Eyes—Elton John
7 Route 101—Herb Alpert
8 American Music—Pointer Sisters
9 You Drive Me Crazy—Shakin’ Stevens
10 Abracadabra—Steve Miller Band

25 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): It's a Sin--Pet Shop Boys (5th week at #1)

Defense
West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl offered to dismantle 72 Pershing missiles in order to clear a roadblock to a U.S.A.-U.S.S.R. treaty on intermediate nuclear forces. West Germany controlled the missiles, but the United States controlled their nuclear warheads. The Soviet Union wanted the missiles eliminated as part of an overall INF treaty.

Law
A three-judge appeals court panel in Atlanta unanimously reversed a district court ruling banning 44 textbooks from Alabama public schools because they promoted the “religion” of “secular humanism.” The district judge, W. Brevard Hand, had held that the textbooks violated the constitutional ban on government establishment of religion. The panel found no evidence that the “omission of certain facts regarding religion from the textbooks of itself constituted an advancement of secular humanism” or hostility to other religions. The ruling held that a constitutional mandate requiring neutrality on religion had been stretched incorrectly “into an affirmative obligation to speak about religion.”

20 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Abba-esque--Erasure (10th week at #1)

Scandal
The Iran-Contra trial of former U.S. Central Intelligence Agency official Clair George, who had once run the CIA’s worldwide clandestine operations, ended in a mistrial. Mr. George had been charged with lying to Congress and to investigators about what he knew about the sale of arms to Iran and the diversion of proceeds to the Nicaraguan Contras. Jurors reported that they were deadlocked on all nine counts.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (4-4) 16 @ Toronto (3-5) 24

The Argonauts scored 2 touchdowns in the last minute of regulation time to beat the Rough Riders before 44,922 fans at SkyDome. Ottawa led 13-3 after 3 quarters, but Mike Kerrigan, who relieved starter John Congemi at quarterback, rushed 1 yard for the first Toronto touchdown with 8:49 remaining in the 4th quarter, and completed a pass to Paul Nastasiuk for a 2-point convert to make the score 13-11. Terry Baker kicked a 44-yard field goal to give the Rough Riders a 16-11 lead, but Mr. Kerrigan completed a 43-yard touchdown pass to Darrell K. Smith to give the Argonauts a 17-16 lead with exactly 1 minute remaining. A 2-point convert attempt was unsuccessful, but Toronto linebacker Jeff Braswell put the game away when he intercepted a Tom Burgess pass and returned it 47 yards for a touchdown just 18 seconds after Mr. Smith’s touchdown.

10 years ago
2002


Baseball
Manny Ramirez had 5 hits, including 2 home runs, as the Boston Red Sox edged the Anaheim Angels 10-9 in 10 innings.

August 25, 2012

110 years ago
1902


Baseball
American League President Ban Johnson announced that the Baltimore Orioles would move, and that the AL intended to have a team in New York in 1903, with Clark Griffith as manager. Meanwhile, on the field at Oriole Park, Mr. Griffith was the losing pitcher as the Orioles whipped the Chicago White Stockings 21-6. Jimmy Williams led the Baltimore attack with 4 singles, a double, and a triple.

90 years ago
1922


Baseball
The Chicago Cubs scored 14 runs in the 4th inning to take a 25-6 lead over the Philadelphia Phillies and held on for a 26-23 win at Cubs Park in Chicago. The teams combined for 51 hits, 23 walks, and 10 errors. Cubs' outfielder Marty Callaghan batted 3 times in the 4th inning, getting 2 hits and striking out.

60 years ago
1952


Football
WIFU
Edmonton (0-1-1) 14 @ Winnipeg (0-1-1) 14
Calgary (2-0) 21 @ Saskatchewan (1-1) 14

Blue Bombers' quarterback Jack Jacobs completed touchdown passes of 19 yards to Ralph McAllister and 15 yards to Andy Sokol in the tie at Osborne Stadium. Normie Kwong and Frank Anderson scored the Eskimos’ touchdowns, both converted by Joe Aguirre. Rod Pantages punted for 2 singles--the second of which was a quick kick for the tying point--to complete the Edmonton scoring.

Stan Heath threw touchdown passes to Paul Salata and Bob Shaw and Pete Thodos rushed 7 yards for another touchdown as the Stampeders beat the Roughriders before 10,000 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Saskatchewan quarterback Doug Belden completed touchdown passes to Holland Aplin and Mike Marusko.

Baseball
Virgil Trucks of the Detroit Tigers pitched his second no-hitter of the season as the Tigers edged the New York Yankees 1-0 at Yankee Stadium. Mr. Trucks had won a 1-0 no hitter over the Washington Nationals at Briggs Stadium in Detroit on May 15. The win improved Mr. Trucks' record for the season to 5-15; he finished with a record fo 5-19.

50 years ago
1962


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy: Stai lontana da me--Adriano Celentano (11th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): I Remember You--Frank Ifield (6th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): The Loco-Motion--Little Eva

U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 The Loco-Motion--Little Eva (2nd week at #1)
2 Breaking Up is Hard to Do--Neil Sedaka
3 Sheila--Tommy Roe
4 Roses Are Red (My Love)--Bobby Vinton
5 She's Not You--Elvis Presley
6 You Don't Know Me--Ray Charles
7 Twist and Shout--The Isley Brothers
8 Party Lights--Claudine Clark
9 You'll Lose a Good Thing--Barbara Lynn
10 Things--Bobby Darin

Singles entering the chart were It Might as Well Rain Until September by Carole King (#85); Softly as I Leave You by Matt Monro (#91); Rain Rain Go Away by Bobby Vinton (#93); No One Will Ever Know by Jimmie Rodgers (#96); What Kind of Fool Am I, with versions by Anthony Newley and Sammy Davis, Jr. (#97); What's Gonna Happen When Summer's Gone by Freddy Cannon (#100); and The Swiss Maid by Del Shannon (also #100). What Kind of Fool Am I was from the musical Stop the World--I Want to Get Off, written by Mr. Newley and Leslie Bricusse. The Swiss Maid was written by Roger Miller.

Track and field
Vancouver's Harry Jerome ran the 100-yard dash in a time of 9.2 seconds at the Royal Canadian Legion track meet at Empire Stadium in Vancouver, equalling the world record established by Frank Budd of the United States in 1961 and tied by fellow American Bob Hayes. Mr. Jerome became the first man to share the world record for 100 yards and 100 metres. Armin Hary of West Germany had set the world record for 100 metres of 10.0 seconds in 1960, tied by Mr. Jerome a month later.

Baseball
Joey Jay picked up his 20th win of the season as the Cincinnati Reds edged the Houston Colt .45s 7-6 to move within 3 games of first place in the National League.

40 years ago
1972


Diplomacy
The People’s Republic of China cast its first veto in the United Nations Security Council, voting, after a bitter attack on India and the U.S.S.R., to bar Bangladesh from UN membership. Of the Security Council’s other member nations, 11 voted in favour of admitting Bangladesh to the UN and 3 abstained.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (1-4) @ Edmonton (4-0) 29

Tom Wilkinson, in his first start at quarterback since joining the Eskimos several weeks earlier, completed 13 of 21 passes, including touchdowns to Bobby Taylor and Tyrone Walls, to lead the Eskimos to a rout of the Lions before 22,641 fans at Clarke Stadium. The Eskimos rushed for 222 yards-about 120 by Gene Foster—and passed for 212. The Lions broke up the shutout when backup quarterback Don Bunce connected with Larry Highbaugh for a 54-yard touchdown bomb with 1:41 remaining in the game. Canadian quarterback Dave Syme, in his first CFL game, then relieved Mr. Wilkinson and completed a 31-yard touchdown pass to George McGowan with 15 seconds remaining. Larry Ely played middle linebacker for the Lions but performed poorly in his only CFL game. B.C.’s offense, led for most of the game by quarterback Don Moorhead, totalled just 9 first downs, although producing 260 yards of net offense.

Baseball
Don Gullett was the winning pitcher as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-1. Losing pitcher Ken Reynolds dropped to 0-12 for the season.

30 years ago
1982


War
800 U.S. Marines landed in Beirut as part of a multinational peacekeeping force.

Iraq reported that it had bombed Kharg Island in the Persian Gulf, hitting Iranian oil installations.

25 years ago
1987


Economics and finance
The Dow Jones industrial average closed at a record high of 2,722.42.

20 years ago
1992


Politics and government
U.S. Representative Mickey Edwards (Republican—Oklahoma), chairman of the House Republican Party Committee, finished third in a Republican party primary in Oklahoma. Mr. Edwards had been declared one of the “worst abusers” of the House of Representatives bank by the House Ethics Committee after writing 386 overdraft cheques.

Disasters
Hurricane Andrew struck the coast of Louisiana with winds of 140 miles per hour. The eye of the hurricane was about 90 miles southwest of New Orleans.

10 years ago
2002


Football
CFL
Montreal (9-1) 23 @ Saskatchewan (4-5-0-1) 9

Lawrence Phillips rushed 20 times for 118 yards and 51- and 1-yard touchdowns to lead the Alouettes past the Roughriders before 23,212 fans at Taylor Field in Regina.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

August 24, 2012

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Sabbah Rose!

440 years ago
1572


Abominations
Thousands of Huguenots (French Protestants) in Paris and elsewhere were killed by Roman Catholics in the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre.

330 years ago
1682


Americana
The Duke of York awarded Englishman William Penn a deed to the "Three Lower Counties" that make up the present state of Delaware, recently transferred from Dutch to British jurisdiction.

80 years ago
1932


Aviation
Amelia Erahart became the first woman to fly solo across the United States when she flew from Los Angeles to Newark.

50 years ago
1962


Football
CFL
The Toronto Argonauts fired head coach Lou Agase, the day after a 33-13 loss in Winnipeg had dropped the Argonauts to 0-3 on the season. Mr. Agase had coached Toronto to first place in the Eastern Football Conference in 1960 with a 10-4 record, but the team had lost to the Ottawa Rough Riders in the eastern finals. The Argonauts dropped to third place in 1961 with a 7-6-1 record, but beat the Rough Riders in the semi-final. After beating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 25-7 in the first game of the EFC finals, the Argonauts blew the second game, giving up 4 converted touchdowns in overtime to lose the second game 48-2 and the series 55-27.

Hamilton (2-1) 31 @ Montreal (1-2) 11
Ottawa (2-1) 29 @ Edmonton (2-2) 21

Frank Cosentino rushed 3 yards for a touchdown and completed a 95-yard pass to Hal Patterson for another touchdown to lead the Tiger-Cats past the Alouettes before a Molson Stadium crowd of 22,393. Bobby Kuntz rushed 11 yards for a Hamilton touchdown and rookie Joe Zuger returned an interception 37 yards for another. George Dixon rushed 37 yards for the only Montreal touchdown.

Ron Lancaster and Russ Jackson shared the quarterbacking as the Rough Riders beat the Eskimos in front of 15,002 fans at Clarke Stadium. Mr. Lancaster threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Bob Simpson, while Mr. Jackson completed 9 of 10 passes for 164 yards and touchdowns of 9 yards to Ernie White and 28 yards to Len Chandler. Mr. White also rushed 1 yard for an Ottawa touchdown. Jackie Parker rushed 1 yard for the first Edmonton touchdown and completed a 7-yard pass to Tommy-Joe Coffey for the other. Mr. Coffey added 2 converts, and 2 field goals, and Vic Chapman punted for a single to complete the Edmonton scoring. Mike Lashuk led the Edmonton rushing attack with 19 carries for 103 yards, while Johnny Bright carried 12 times for 83. Mr. Simpson led all receivers with 5 receptions for 94 yards.

40 years ago
1972


Football
CFL
Hamilton (2-3) 25 @ Montreal (2-2) 12

30 years ago
1982


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): I Love Rock 'N' Roll--Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (4th week at #1)

Terrorism
Leftist guerrillas in Peru attacked a police station in the Andes Mountains and planted a bomb in a newspaper office in Lima.

Economics and finance
The United States Labor Department reported that consumer prices had risen 0.6% in July.

25 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): The Loco-Motion--Kylie Minogue (3rd week at #1)

Law
A three-judge appeals court panel in Cincinnati reversed a Federal District Court ruling that public schools in Hawkins County, Tennessee could excuse children from classes because textbooks offended their parents’ religious beliefs. The lower court had held that the parents could take their children elsewhere and be reimbursed for the costs of private lessons. The appeals panel unanimously found no proof “that any plaintiff student was ever called upon to say or do anything that required the student to affirm or deny a religious belief…”

20 years ago
1992


Crime
In a dispute over tenure and plagiarism, Valery Fabrikant, an associate professor of engineering at Concordia University in Montreal, shot and killed three members of the university’s engineering faculty and seriously wounded the professor who chaired the electrical and chemical engineering department.

Disasters
Hurricane Andrew struck southern Florida with winds up to 165 miles per hour, levelling the city of Homestead and Homestead Air Force Base. 20 people were killed and 250,000 left homeless.