Thursday, 29 November 2012

November 13, 2012

700 years ago
1312


Born on this date
Edward III
. King of England, 1327-1377. Edward was born at Windsor Castle.

75 years ago
1937


Football
IRFU
Montreal (2-4) 5 @ Ottawa (3-3) 9
Hamilton (2-4) 5 @ Toronto (5-1) 18

Johnny Rocano punted for 4 singles and Tiny Herman added a field goal and a single as the Rough Riders overcame a 5-0 1st-quarter deficit to defeat the Indians before 7,000 rain-soaked fans at Lansdowne Park. Abe Eliowitz punted for 5 singles to give the Indians the lead in the 1st quarter when they had a favouring wind. It was Montreal's last game as the Indians after 2 seasons under that name. They became the Cubs in 1938.

Art West scored 2 touchdowns and Annis Stukus kicked 2 field goals as the Argonauts defeated the Tigers on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Varsity Stadium. Mr. Stukus's field goals gave Toronto a 6-0 after halftime lead. Teddy Manorek scored a touchdown for the Tigers to make the score 6-5 early in the 3rd quarter. This seemed to wake up the Argonauts, who controlled the rest of the game.

Canadian university
Western (3-2-1) 4 @ McGill (1-5) 0
Toronto (3-2-1) 0 @ Queen's (4-2) 3

Jack Kennedy punted for 2 singles in each of the 1st and 3rd quarters as the Mustangs blanked the Redmen before 700 fans on a rainy day at Molson Stadium in Montreal.

Johnny Munro punted for 3 singles in the 4th quarter to give the Tricolor their win over the Varsity Blues before 3,000 fans at Richardson Stadium in Kingston. Rain had been falling steadily for 23 hours by the time the game started, turning the field into a quagmire. The results of the games meant that Western would visit Toronto for a sudden-death semi-final one week hence.

40 years ago
1972


Died on this date
Martin Dies, Jr., 71
. U.S. politician. Mr. Dies, a Democrat, represented Texas in the United States House of Representatives from 1931-1945 and 1953-1959,serving as chairman of the House Committee Investigating Un-American Activities from 1938-1944. His book The Trojan Horse in America was published in 1940.

Frank T. Bow, 71. U.S. politician. Mr. Bow, a Republican, represented Ohio in the United States House of Representatives from 1951 until his death.

30 years ago
1982


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: I Don't Wanna Dance--Eddy Grant

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Up Where We Belong--Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Up Where We Belong--Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes (2nd week at #1)
2 Heart Attack--Olivia Newton-John
3 Who Can it Be Now?--Men at Work
4 Truly--Lionel Richie
5 Jack & Diane--John Cougar
6 I Keep Forgettin'--Michael McDonald
7 Somebody's Baby--Jackson Browne
8 You Can Do Magic--America
9 Nobody--Sylvia
10 Heartlight--Neil Diamond

Singles entering the chart were You Got Lucky by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (#78); Two Less Lonely People in the World by Air Supply (#84); Forever Mine by the Motels (#86); I Gotta Try by Michael McDonald (#87); Wake Up My Love by George Harrison (#89); Goodbye to You by Scandal (#90); and Pledge Pin by Robert Plant (#99).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 The Look of Love--ABC
2 Down Under--Men at Work
3 Gloria--Laura Branigan
4 Heart Attack--Olivia Newton-John
5 Up Where We Belong--Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes
6 Heartlight--Neil Diamond
7 Steppin' Out--Joe Jackson
8 New World Man--Rush
9 Pressure--Billy Joel
10 Blue Eyes--Elton John

Singles entering the chart were You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins (#46); Hand to Hold On To by John Cougar (#48); This Girl is Mine by Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney (#49); and Love me Tomorrow by Chicago (#50).

Americana
The Vietnam War memorial, designed by Yale University student Maya Lin, was dedicated in Washington, D.C.

Politics and government
Italian Premier Giovanni Spadolini resigned following a dispute between two of his ministers over the means of handling economic problems, including inflation and budget deficits. The ministers represented the two largest parties in Mr. Spadolini’s coalition.

Diplomacy
U.S. President Ronald Reagan announced that he had lifted sanctions against American and foreign companies selling U.S.-developed technology for use in constructing the natural gas pipeline that was to run from the U.S.S.R. to western Europe.

Football
CIAU
Atlantic Bowl @ Huskies Stadium, Halifax
British Columbia 54 St. Francis Xavier 1

Glenn Steele rushed for 259 yards and 4 touchdowns in the 1st half as the Thunderbirds routed the X-Men. Mr. Steele finished with 276 yards, whilethe team amassed 449 yards rushing. UBC defensive back Bruce Barnett made 3 interceptions and returned one 55 yards for a touchdown.

Yates Cup @ J.W. Little Memorial Stadium, London
Concordia 7 @ Western Ontario 17

The Mustangs took advantage of 8 turnovers to defeat the Stingers at J.W. Little Memorial Stadium in London.

25 years ago
1987


Diplomacy
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Miguel Cardinal Obanda y Bravo, who had been appointed several days earlier by Mr. Ortega as a mediator between the Sandanista government and Contra rebels, met in Washington with Jim Wright, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Ortega proposed a cease-fire plan that required Contras to lay down their arms and accept an amnesty. Contra leaders had said they would present their own plan. Mr. Wright’s involvement angered the U.S. administration of President Ronald Reagan and Republican party leaders, who said that it was wrong for the Speaker to become involved in matters which were the prerogative of the President and Secretary of State.

Economics and finance
The United States Labor Department reported that prices charged by producers for finished goods had declined 0.2% in October, the first such drop since July 1986.

10 years ago
2002


Diplomacy
Iraq agreed to allow United Nations inspection of Iraqi weapons sites, while reiterating claims that it did not possess weapons of mass destruction.

In response to North Korea’s admission in October that she had been secretly working to develop nuclear weapons, the United States threatened to cut off fuel shipments to that country.

Scandal
U.S. Roman Catholic bishops agreed to revised rules for dealing with accusations of sexual abuse of minors by priests. The new plan, which was formulated by a committee of U.S. and Vatican bishops after an October rejection by the Vatican of the American bishops’ original plan, provided that priests be judged by church tribunals under canon law. An accused priest would be suspended from duties immediately, pending resolution of his case, and bishops would not be permitted to transfer an accused priest to a new ministry in a new diocese. The definition of sexual abuse was narrowed, and an individual alleging abuse as a child would generally be required to file a complaint by age 28. The revised plan was criticized by victims of abuse.

November 12, 2012

120 years ago
1892


Football
William "Pudge" Heffelfinger was paid $500 by Pittsburgh's Allegheny Athletic Association to play as a "ringer" against arch-rival Pittsburgh Athletic Club and thereby became the first professional football player. He scored the game-winning touchdown on a fumble recovery.

100 years ago
1912


Exploration
Charles “Silas” Wright, a member of an Antarctic search expedition, discovered the tent containing the bodies of Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Henry “Birdie” Bowers, and Edward Wilson, who had frozen to death earlier in the year while returning from the South Pole.

80 years ago
1932


Football
IRFU
Ottawa (0-6) 1 @ Montreal (4-2) 30
Toronto (3-3) 1 @ Hamilton (5-1) 19

Hal Baysinger and Jack McBrearty each scored 2 touchdowns as the Winged Wheelers routed the Rough Riders at Molson Stadium to end the season. The loss was the 25th in a row for Ottawa, going back to 1928.

Ray Boadway returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown and Frank Turville scored 14 points, including 5 on a touchdown, as the Tigers beaat the Argonauts at the HAAA Grounds.

ORFU
Sarnia (5-1) 3 @ Toronto (4-1-1) 7

Mr. Moore scored the only touchdown in the 3rd quarter as Balmy Beach defeated the Imperials to end the season before 3,500 fans at Ulster Stadium.

Canadian university
Queen's (1-3-2) 2 @ Toronto (5-1) 21
McGill (1-4-1) 8 @ Western Ontario (3-2-1) 13

Johnny Copp scored 2 touchdowns as the Varsity Blues beat the Tricolor before 8,000 fans at Varsity Stadium.

The Mustangs overcame an early 3-0 deficit with 13 straight points as they held on to beat the Redmen before a small crowd at J.W. Little Memorial Stadium in London.

70 years ago
1942


War
The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal between American and Japanese forces began in the Solomon Islands.

60 years ago
1952


On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Carleton Hobbs and Norman Shelley, on BBC Home Service
Tonight’s episode: The Five Orange Pips

I Was a Communist for the FBI, starring Dana Andrews
Tonight’s episode: The Red Gate

On television tonight
The Unexpected, hosted by Herbert Marshall, on NBC
Tonight's episode: Desert Honeymoon, starring John Agar and Cathy Downs

50 years ago
1962


Football
CFL
Western Semi-Finals
Calgary 18 @ Saskatchewan 7 (Calgary won 2-game total points series 43-7)

Eagle Day threw touchdown passes of 46 yards to Ed Buchanan and 20 yards to Pete Manning in the 2nd quarter as the Stampeders came back from an early 7-0 deficit to defeat the Roughriders before 9,000 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Saskatchewan quarterback Bob Ptacek completed a 23-yard touchdown pass to Ray Purdin, converted by Steve Myhra, to open the scoring in the 1st quarter. The Stampeders put the series away with 17 points in the 2nd quarter on a Larry Robinson field goal and the 2 touchdowns, both converted by Mr. Robinson. The only scoring of the 2nd half came on a 45-yard punt single by Calgary's Jim Furlong in the 4th quarter. The Calgary defense limited the Saskatchewan offense to just 11 first downs. Jerry Keeling relieved Mr. Day at quarterback for much of the 2nd half. It was the last game for Steve Owen as head coach of the Roughriders, and the last game for such players as Mr. Myhra and backup Saskatchewan quarterback Dave Sarette.

40 years ago
1972


On television tonight
Rod Serling's Night Gallery, on NBC
Tonight's episode: You Can Come Up Now, Mrs. Millikan, starring Ozzie and Harriet Nelson; Smile, Please, starring Cesare Danova and Linsay Wagner

Died on this date
Rudolf Friml, 92
. Czech-born U.S. pianist and composer. Mr. Friml, a native of Prague, was best known for his operettas, which included The Firefly (1912); Rose-Marie (1924); and The Vagabond King (1925).

Football
CFL
Western Semi-Final
Saskatchewan 8 @ Edmonton 6

Neither team was able to score a touchdown as the Roughriders edged the Eskimos before 15,773 fans at Clarke Stadium. Jack Abendschan kicked 2 field goals and a single for Saskatchewan, while teammate Bob Pearce opened the scoring with a 41-yard punt single. One of Mr. Abendschan's field goals bounced in off the goal post, while Edmonton kicker Dave Cutler hit the upright in the 3rd quarter with a 33-yard FG attempt, and the ball bounced back into the field of play, resulting in a dead ball and no points. The Roughriders led 4-1 after 3 quarters on Mr. Pearce's single and a 37-yard FG by Mr. Abendschan in the 1st quarter, with the Eskimos' only point coming on a single off a missed field goal by Mr. Cutler on the last play of the 1st half. Early in the 4th quarter, Edmonton quarterback Tom Wilkinson led a drive to the Saskatchewan 12-yard line, but Gene Foster was stopped at the 6 after taking a pass from Mr. Wilkinson on a fake field goal attempt. Saskatchewan quarterback Ron Lancaster then threw the ball away while being chased in his end zone, and the referee penalized him for intentional grounding and awarded the Eskimos a safety touch, making the score 4-3. Mr. Lancaster then threw an interception to Larry Highbaugh, who returned the ball 12 yards to the Saskatchewan 48. The Eskimos drove to the 15, but had to settle for a field goal by Mr. Cutler and a 6-4 lead with 7:42 remaining in regulation time. Mr. Lancaster then directed a drive that resulted in a 27-yard field goal by Mr. Abendschan with 4:48 remaining to give the Roughriders a 7-6 lead. The Roughriders appeared to have the game under control in the final minute, even when Mr. Abendschan missed a field goal and settled for a single with 17 seconds remaining. The Eskimos almost won the game on the last play. Taking the ball on their own 25-yard line after the single, the Edmonton offense had time for just one more play. Mr. Highbaugh, who had joined the team late in the season as a defensive back after being released by the British Columbia Lions, entered the game as a receiver. Mr. Wilkinson threw a long pass to him, and Mr. Highbaugh made the catch at midfield. Saskatchewan defensive back Roy Robinson barely tripped him up and forced him out of bounds at the Saskatchewan 24-yard line after a 61-yard gain. Mr. Lancaster completed 16 of 29 passes for 287 yards. It was the last game for a number of Eskimos, including 14-year veteran linebacker Howie Schumm, defensive tackle Greg Pipes, and linebacker Dave Gasser.

30 years ago
1982


Politics and government
The Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party unanimously elected Yuri V. Andropov, 68, a member of the ruling Politburo and former head of the secret police agency (KGB), to succeed Leonid Brezhnev as general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union—the U.S.S.R.’s highest official.

World events
Poland's Communist government freed Lech Walesa, leader of the trade union movement Solidarity, after 11 months of house arrest.

25 years ago
1987


Health
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it had cleared Genentech Inc. to begin marketing tissue plasminogen activator (TPA), a genetically-engineered blood clot dissolver, that would be used to treat heart attack patients. It had been found effective in dissolving blood clots and reducing the incidence of congestive heart failure after an attack. Its most serious side effect was bleeding.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the U.S. trade deficit in September had declined to $14.08 billion from $15.71 billion in August. The news sparked an immediate 61-point increase in the Dow Jones industrial average.

10 years ago
2002


Died on this date
Glenn Dobbs, 82
. U.S. football player and coach. Mr. Dobbs was a quarterback, halfback, and punter, who starred at the University of Tulsa from 1940-1942. After serving with the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, Mr. Dobbs played for the Brooklyn Dodgers of the All-America Football Conference in 1946 and 1947, and was named the AAFC's most valuable player in his first season. He played for the Los Angeles Dons of the AAFC in 1948 and 1949, but retired because of a knee injury. The Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Western Interprovincial Football Union lured him to Canada in 1951, and he led the Roughriders to their first Western title since 1936 and won the Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy as the WIFU's most valuable player. Mr. Dobbs became the Roughriders' head coach in 1952 and reduced his playing time, but the Roughriders dropped to a 3-12-1 record and finished fourth and last. Mr. Dobbs relinquished his coaching duties in 1953 and split quarterbacking duties with head coach Frank Filchock and newcomer Frank Tripucka. Mr. Dobbs joined the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1954 but retired after just 2 games. He then went back to the University of Tulsa, where he served as athletic director from 1955-1970 and head football coach from 1961-1968. Mr. Dobbs was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1980.

Terrorism
A voice that U.S. officials identified as apparently that of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden was heard on an audiotape broadcast over the Al Jazeera television network. The four-minute message praised recent terrorist attacks in Russia and Indonesia and threatened other nations with attack if they supported a U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

November 11, 2012

160 years ago
1852


Literature
The Saturday Evening Gazette published The Rival Painters: A Story of Rome, the first story by Louisa May Alcott to be published.

90 years ago
1922


Football
ORFU
(Toronto) Parkdale Canoe Club (6-0) 15 @ University of Toronto II (2-4) 8

WCRFU
Final
Winnipeg 6 @ Edmonton 19

Curly Dorman and Art Creighton scored touchdowns, and Jack Fraser added a field goal and 2 singles, as the Elks defeated the Victorias at Diamond Park.

Canadian university
Toronto 24 @ Queen's 1

The Tricolor's loss before 8,000 fans at Richardson Stadium in Kingston was their last until 1925.

Canadian-U.S. university (Exhibition)
McGill 0 @ Syracuse 32

6,000 saw the Orangeman blank McGill in a game played entirely under American rules.

75 years ago
1937


Football
WIFU
Finals
Winnipeg 9 @ Calgary 1 (Winnipeg won 2-game total points series 19-14)

Fritz Hanson rushed for a converted touchdown in the 1st quarter and the Blue Bombers added 3 rouges as they overcame a 3-point deficit after the first game to defeat the Bronks at Mewata Stadium, beginning a decade-long string of Western titles won by Winnipeg teams. The Blue Bombers rushed for 180 yards on the snow-covered field while limiting the Bronks to 26 yards rushing. The first Winnipeg single was scored by quarterback Bob Fritz when he fumbled while attempting to score a touchdown, and Calgary’s Jerry Searight recovered in the Bronks’ end zone.

70 years ago
1942


War
The United States Congress voted to lower the minimum draft age to 18 and raise the maximum draft age to 37. Negroes were exempted from the draft.

60 years ago
1952


On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: The Moving Target, starring Joseph Anthony, Wolfe Barzell, and Rudy Bond

Football
WIFU
Finals
Edmonton 22 @ Winnipeg 11 (Edmonton won best-of-three series 2-1)

40 years ago
1972


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: Clair--Gilbert O'Sullivan

Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Popcorn--Hot Butter
2 Boppin' the Blues--Blackfeather
3 Breaking Up is Hard to Do--The Partridge Family
4 Rock and Roll Parts I and 2--Gary Glitter
5 Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me--Mac Davis
6 Run to Me--The Bee Gees
7 So Tough--Johnny O'Keefe
8 Burning Love--Elvis Presley
9 Promised Land--Dave Edmunds
10 Rock Me Baby--Johnny Farnham

Singles entering the chart were Sugar Me by Lynsey De Paul (#21); Down by the River by Albert Hammond (#26); Too Young by Donny Osmond (#28); The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A. by Donna Fargo (#30); Black & White by Three Dog Night (#34); Mademoiselle Ninette by Jigsaw (#35); and Amerikan Music by Allison Durbin (#40).

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I Can See Clearly Now--Johnny Nash (2nd week at #1)

U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Burning Love--Elvis Presley
2 I Can See Clearly Now--Johnny Nash
3 Garden Party--Rick Nelson & the Stone Canyon Band
4 I'll Be Around--The Spinners
5 Nights in White Satin--The Moody Blues
6 Freddie's Dead (Theme from "Superfly")--Curtis Mayfield
7 I'd Love You to Want Me--Lobo
8 If You Don't Know Me by Now--Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
9 Listen to the Music--The Doobie Brothers
10 I Am Woman--Helen Reddy

Singles entering the chart were I Got a Bag of My Own by James Brown (#76); Living in the Past by Jethro Tull (#77); I Wanna Be with You by Raspberries (#79); Pieces of April by Three Dog Night (#80); Superfly by Curtis Mayfield (#81); Sitting by Cat Stevens (#82); 992 Arguments by the O'Jays (#84); Superstition by Stevie Wonder (#86); Lovin' You, Lovin' Me by Candi Staton (#89); Mama Told Me Not to Come by Wilson Pickett (#93); One Night Affair by Jerry Butler (#94); You Turn Me On, I'm a Radio by Joni Mitchell (#95); You're a Lady by Dawn (#96); You're a Lady by Peter Skellern (#97); Tragedy by Argent (#98); Suite: Man and Woman by Tony Cole (#99); and You Can Do Magic by Limmie and Family Cookin' (#100).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Nights in White Satin--The Moody Blues
2 Burning Love--Elvis Presley
3 Garden Party--Rick Nelson & the Stone Canyon Band
4 Listen to the Music--The Doobie Brothers
5 My Ding-A-Ling--Chuck Berry
6 I Can See Clearly Now--Johnny Nash
7 I Believe in Music--Gallery
8 Ben--Michael Jackson
9 Tight Rope--Leon Russell
10 If I Could Reach You--The 5th Dimension

Singles entering the chart were Corner of the Sky by the Jackson 5 (#82); I Never Said Goodbye by Engelbert Humperdinck (#92); Long Dark Road by the Hollies (#98); Alive by the Bee Gees (#99); and Angel by Rod Stewart (#100).

Calgary’s top 10
1 I'd Love You to Want Me--Lobo
2 I Am Woman--Helen Reddy
3 I Can See Clearly Now--Johnny Nash
4 I Believe in Music--Gallery
5 My Ding-A-Ling--Chuck Berry
6 Listen to the Music--The Doobie Brothers
7 Running Back to Saskatoon--The Guess Who
8 Summer Breeze--Seals and Crofts
9 Nights in White Satin--The Moody Blues
10 Burning Love--Elvis Presley
Pick hit of the week: Something's Wrong with Me--Austin Roberts

War
The United States handed Long Binh base, once the largest U.S. military base outside the continental U.S.A., over to South Vietnam.

Football
CFL
Eastern Semi-Final
Montreal 11 @ Ottawa 14

Dick Adams intercepted a George Mira pass and returned it 37 yards for a touchdown, converted by Gerry Organ, to open the scoring early in the game, and the Rough Riders scored 7 more points in the 4th quarter as they had to come from behind to defeat the Alouettes in an unimpressive performance before 16,548 fans at Lansdowne Park. Ottawa's points in the 4th quarter came on a 42-yard field goal, sandwiched between 2 safety touches when Montreal punter Wally Buono was forced to concede safety touches as a result of high snaps from centre Wayne Conrad. Mr. Conrad also made a bad snap to split end John Eason on an attempted quick kick on a second-down play in the 4th quarter, and linebacker Wayne Giardino recovered for the Rough Riders. Larry Smith scored the Montreal touchdown on a 5-yard rush with 43 seconds remaining in the 1st half. George Springate, playing his final game, converted and added a single and a field goal. The Alouettes had a chance to score a touchdown in the 1st quarter when Gene Gaines intercepted a pass by Ottawa quarterback Rick Cassata and returned it 20 yards to the Ottawa 1-yard line, but the Rough Riders' defense held, and the Alouettes scored only a single point when Mr. Springate missed a 10-yard field goal. Mr. Springate's 20-yard field goal gave Montreal an 11-7 lead after 3 quarters. Mr. Cassata completed 12 of 23 passes for 130 yards and 2 interceptions, while Mr. Mira was 16 for 35 for 278 yards and 3 interceptions. Montreal flanker Terry Evanshen, playing his best game of the season, led all receivers with 124 yards on 5 receptions.

CIAU
AUAA
St. Mary's 39 @ New Brunswick 13
St. Francis Xavier @ Mount Allison 6
Prince Edward Island 14 @ Acadia 36

Bill Robinson completed 17 of 24 passes and threw 5 touchdown passes to lead the Huskies over the Red Bombers in Fredericton.

Bill Harrison rushed for 3 touchdowns for the Axemen in their win over P.E.I. in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

QUAA
Final
MacDonald 6 @ Loyola 50

Rookie quarterback Neil Greeley threw 3 touchdown passes to lead the Warriors over the Clansmen in Montreal.

OUAA
Yates Cup
Western Ontario 27 @ Waterloo Lutheran 38

Ted Passmore rushed 19 times for 209 yards and 2 touchdowns, Fred McLean rushed 16 times for 124 yards and 2 touchdowns, and Gerry Blacker rushed 14 times for 60 yards and a touchdown as the Golden Hawks upset the defending Vanier Cup champion Mustangs on a wet field in Waterloo.

CWUAA
Calgary (5-3) 43 British Columbia (2-6) 18
Alberta (7-1) 30 Saskatchewan (2-6) 13

Dave McGillis rushed 18 times for 106 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Dinosaurs beat the Thunderbirds to clinch second place in the conference ahead of idle Manitoba, who finished 4-4. Tom Auvigne caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from Alec Lockington and a 49-yard TD pass from Red Patrick. Fred Phillips rushed 34 yards for another Calgary touchdown, while Mr. Lockington rushed 14 yards for a touchdown and kicked 5 converts. John Farlinger scored a 2-point convert for the Dinosaurs.

30 years ago
1982


Space
The U.S. space shuttle Columbia, carrying a four-man crew for the first time, was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida for its first operational flight after four test missions. The operational aspect involved the ejection of two communications satellites, one of them Canadian. The crew were Vance Brand, Robert Overmyer, William Lenoir, and Joe Allen.

Disasters
75 Israeli soldiers and 14 Arabs were killed when an explosion demolished an Israeli military headquarters in Tyre. A subsequent inquiry concluded that the explosion was an accident.

25 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Never Gonna Give You Up--Rick Astley (7th week at #1)

Diplomacy
A conference at Amman of leaders from 21 Arab nations concluded with a final esolution unanimously supporting Iraq in her war with Iran. Among those supporting Iraq was Syria, which had heretofore been an enemy of Iraq and an ally of Iran. Syria’s switch was attributed in part to greater economic support from Saudi Arabia. The leaders also backed Kuwait’s measures to protect her waters. As a result of the summit, Iraq and United Arab Emirates both renewed their diplomatic relations with
Egypt.

Health
Dr. Basil Rifkind, a researcher at the Lipid Research Clinics of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, said that the drug gemfibrozil changed the type of blood in ways that reduced coronary heart diseases. He said that the drug lowered cholesterol only slightly, but its significance was in raising the level of high-density lipoproteins (“good cholesterol”) and lowering the level of low-density lipoproteins (“bad cholesterol”). The health community had viewed such a drug as only a last resort if diet, exercise, and weight loss failed to achieve desired cholesterol levels.

Art
Irises (1889), by Vincent Van Gogh, set a record for a painting sold at auction when it sold at Sotheby's for $53.9 million (£29.5 million), including commission, to an unidentified buyer. Irises, which had been painted by Mr. Van Gogh after he had entered a mental asylum, had been bought by philanthropist Joan Whitney Payson for less than $85,000 in 1947, and had been put up for auction by her son John Whitney Payson. The previous record price of $39.9 million had been set by another Van Gogh painting—Sunflowers—just eight months earlier.

Hockey
NHL
Boston 3 Toronto 2

20 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Just Another Day--Jon Secada (3rd week at #1)

On television tonight
The Wonder Years, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Wayne and Bonnie

Abominations
The General Synod of the Church of England voted to ordain women as priests; the measure passed by just two votes.

10 years ago
2002


Abominations
Quebec Premier Bernard Landry skipped official Remembrance Day ceremonies to attend an event held by the separatist Societe St-Jean Baptiste instead. Speaking at the event, Mr. Landry likened the struggle of Quebec separatists to that of the soldiers in both world wars, saying, “Quebec is a nation, and very democratically and peacefully is
searching for full liberty.”

Baseball
San Francisco Giants' left fielder Barry Bonds was a unanimous choice for Most Valuable Player in the National League, winning the award for the fifth time.

November 10, 2012

120 years ago
1892


Football
CRU
Dominion Final @ Rosedale Field, Toronto
Montreal 5 @ Osgoode Hall 45

Osgoode Hall scored 8 tries (touchdowns) as they routed the Montreal Football Club before 2,000 fans on a wet field to win the first national championship to be played under the auspices of the Canadian Rugby Union. Mr. Peterson scored 2 touchdowns and a single for Osgoode Hall, with other tries coming from Harry Senkler, Mr. Blake, Mr. Pope, Mr. Kerr, Mr. Morin, and Casey Wood. Mr. Senkler kicked a field goal--then worth 5 points--and added a single. Mr. Miller kicked a field goal in the 1st quarter for Montreal. Osgoode Hall led 26-5 at halftime.

80 years ago
1932


Born on this date
Roy Scheider
. U.S. actor. Mr. Scheider is best remembered as one of the stars of Jaws (1975). He died on February 10, 2008 at the age of 75.

70 years ago
1942


War
British forces under the command of Bernard Montgomery defeated German forces under the command of Erwin Rommel in the Second Battle of El Alamein. In Europe, German troops occupied Vichy France.

50 years ago
1962


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy: Pregherò--Adriano Celentano (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Lovesick Blues--Frank Ifield

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): He's a Rebel--The Crystals (2nd week at #1)

U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Big Girls Don't Cry--The 4 Seasons
2 He's a Rebel--The Crystals
3 All Alone Am I--Brenda Lee
4 Return to Sender--Elvis Presley
5 Only Love Can Break a Heart--Gene Pitney
6 Monster Mash--Bobby (Boris) Pickett and the Crypt Kickers
7 Do You Love Me--The Contours
8 Gina--Johnny Mathis
9 Limbo Rock--Chubby Checker
10 Next Door to an Angel--Neil Sedaka

Singles entering the chart were Love Came to Me by Dion (#72); Chains by the Cookies (#76); I Lost My Baby by Joey Dee (#77); Baby has Gone Bye Bye by George Maharis (#83); Dear Lonely Hearts by Nat King Cole (#84); The Longest Day by Mitch Miller and his Orchestra (#86); Shutters and Boards by Jerry Wallace (#87); Bluebirds over the Mountain by the Echoes (#88); Diddle-Dee-Dum by the Belmonts (#89); One More Town by the Kingston Trio (#90); Up on the Roof by the Drifters (#91); Volare by Ace Cannon (#92); Spanish Lace by Gene McDaniels (#94); If You were a Rock and Roll Record by Freddy Cannon (#95); A Little Bit Now (A Little Bit Later) by the Majors (#96); Limelight by Mr. Acker Bilk (#97); My Dad by Paul Petersen (#98); and I Don't Believe I'll Fall in Love Today by Bobby Bare (#99).

Football
CFL
Eastern Semi-Final
Montreal 18 @ Ottawa 17

Western Semi-Finals (1st game of 2-game total points series)
Saskatchewan 0 @ Calgary 25

Don Clark rushed 10 yards for a touchdown in the 4th quarter and Bobby-Jack Oliver kicked the convert to give the Alouettes their win over the Rough Riders before 20,252 fans at Lansdowne Park. All the scoring was done with a favouring 25-mile-per-hour wind; the Alouettes scored 10 points in the 1st quarter and 8 in the 4th, while the Rough Riders scored 11 points in the 2nd quarter and 6 in the 3rd. 12 hours of steady rain had turned the field into a quagmire, forcing both teams to rely on their ground attacks. Mr. Clark gained 100 yards on 17 carries, while backfield mate Larry Hickman rushed 15 times for 105. Ottawa's Dave Thelen rushed 24 times for 188 yards. Mr. Oliver opened the scoring with a 15-yard field goal after blocking a Jim Conroy punt, which was recovered by Montreal's Dick Schnell. Ted Elsby recovered a fumble by Mr. Thelen, setting up Mr. Hickman's 1-yard TD run. Moe Racine then kicked a 14-yard field goal and converted Mr. Thelen's 52-yard touchdown run, and Mr. Conroy punted for a single to give the Rough Riders an 11-10 halftime lead. They made it 17-10 when quarterback Russ Jackson completed a 25-yard touchdown pass to Mr. Thelen. However, Mr. Jackson fumbled the snap on the convert attempt, and Mr. Racine was unable to get the kick away. Vic Chapman of the Alouettes punted for a single early in the 4th quarter to reduce Ottawa's lead to 17-11 before Mr. Clark scored his TD and Mr. Oliver kicked the eventual winning point. Mr. Jackson passed just 4 times, completing 3, while Montreal quarterback Sandy Stephens threw just 3 passes, none of which were completed. Ottawa defensive tackle Gilles Archambault suffered torn knee ligaments on the second play of the game. It was the final game of the 14-year Canadian Football Hall of Fame career of Ottawa offensive end Bob Simpson, and the final game that counted for quarterback Ron Lancaster in a Rough Rider uniform. It was also the last game for Ottawa halfback Millard Flemming; he fumbled the opening kickoff and Montreal's Billy Ray Locklin recovered, but Mr. Stephens was unable to hold the snap on Mr. Oliver's field goal attempt and the ball was turned over to the Rough Riders. Another individual reaching the end of the line with this game was Ottawa general manager George Terlep, who was soon fired and replaced by Red O'Quinn.

Eagle Day completed 17 of 30 passes for 257 yards and a touchdown and the Calgary defense threw Saskatchewan quarterback Bob Ptacek for 53 yards in losses as the Stampeders blanked the Roughriders before 17,780 fans at McMahon Stadium. Earl Lunsford rushed 4 yards for a touchdown in the 1st quarter; Jim Dillard rushed 1 yard for a touchdown in the 2nd quarter; and Mr. Day connected with Larry Robinson for a 35-yard touchdown in the 3rd quarter. Mr. Robinson converted the first 2 touchdowns and added a field goal and 2 singles. The Stampeder defense was so dominant that they limited the Roughriders to 32 yards of net offense. Mr. Ptacek completed 5 of 17 passes for 47 yards. The score could have been worse if not for a goal-line stand by Saskatchewan early in the game; with the Stampeders facing third down and goal-to-go on the Roughriders' 2-yard line, they wanted to kick a field goal, but Mr. Robinson had left the field, and when the officials wouldn't permit him to re-enter the game, backup quarterback Jerry Keeling threw an incomplete pass. Mr. Lunsford led all rushers with 54 yards, while Mr. Dillard led all receivers with 94 yards on 6 receptions.

NFL
Green Bay (9-0) 49 @ Philadelphia (1-7-1) 0

Jim Taylor rushed for 141 yards and 4 touchdowns as the Packers routed the Eagles at Franklin Field.

40 years ago
1972


Died on this date
Arthur B. “Mickey” McBride, 84
. U.S. football executive. Mr. McBride was the founder of the Cleveland Browns of the All-America Football Conference, and owned the team through their years in the AAFC and their early years in the National Football League, which they joined when the leagues merged in 1950. Mr. McBride sold the Browns in the summer of 1953.

30 years ago
1982


Died on this date
Leonid Brezhnev, 75
. U.S.S.R. politician. Mr. Brezhnev was General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union--the U.S.S.R.'s highest official--from 1964 until his death.

Crime
Geoffrey Prime, an employee of Great Britain’s principal electronic intelligence agency, pled guilty to 7 counts of spying for the U.S.S.R. and was sentenced to 35 years in prison. Mr. Prime was a Russian translator employed at a key centre of electronic eavesdropping activities, and was in position to know the targets of British and U.S. surveillance and which Soviet codes had been broken. The prosecutor, U.K. Attorney General Sir Michael Havers, said that Mr. Prime, who had first been approached by the Soviets in 1968 while he was with the Royal Air Force, had done “exceptionally grave damage.”

25 years ago
1987


Died on this date
Jackie Vernon, 63
. U.S. comedian. Mr. Vernon was known for his deadpan delivery and self-deprecating manner. He's probaby best known as the voice of the title character in the television cartoon Frosty the Snowman (1969).

Economics and finance
The U.S. dollar slid to new post-World War II lows in value against the Japanese yen and West German mark.

20 years ago
1992


Died on this date
Chuck Connors, 71
. U.S. baseball player and actor. Mr. Connors was a first baseman who spent most of his career in the minor leagues, playing 1 game with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1949 and 66 games with the Chicago Cubs in 1951, compiling a .238 average with 2 home runs and 18 runs batted in. He broke into acting while playing for the Hollywood Stars of the Pacific Coast League. Mr. Connors was best known as the star of the television series The Rifleman (1958-1963).

Law
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commissioner Norman Inkster was named president of Interpol, becoming the second RCMP commissioner to hold the position.

10 years ago
2002


Diplomacy
Arab League foreign ministers, meeting in Beirut, supported United Nations inspection of Iraq’s weapons sites, but opposed a U.S.-led invasion if Iraq did not co-operate.

Terrorism
A Palestinian gunman killed five people, including two children, in an attack on a kibbutz in Israel. The Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigade, the militant arm of Yasser Arafat’s Fatah movement, claimed responsibility. Israel responded with an army raid on Gaza and the reoccupation of Nablus.

Disasters
Dozens of tornadoes swept through the central United States, killing more than 35 people and causing widespread destruction. 17 were killed in Tennessee, 12 in Alabama, and 5 in Ohio.

Football
CFL
Eastern Semi-Final
Saskatchewan 14 @ Toronto 24

Western Semi-Final
British Columbia 3 @ Winnipeg 30

Bashir Levingston’s 76-yard punt return for a touchdown with 42 seconds remaining until halftime was the turning point as the Argonauts overcame a 12-0 deficit to defeat the Roughriders before 23,124 fans at SkyDome. Saskatchewan led 3-0 after the 1st quarter on a 32-yard field goal by Paul McCallum. Nealon Greene completed a 42-yard touchdown pass to Derick Armstrong with 6:31 remaining in the 2nd quarter, and Mr. McCallum’s convert made the score 10-0. It became 12-0 when Shonte Peoples sacked Argonaut quarterback Reggie Slack in the Toronto end zone for a safety touch with 1:50 left in the 2nd quarter. The Argonauts took a 14-12 lead in the 3rd quarter when Robert Drummond rushed 1 yard for a touchdown and Noel Prefontaine kicked his second convert. Mr. Prefontaine kicked a 17-yard field goal at 1:26 of the 4th quarter and Mr. Slack put the game away when he rushed 7 yards for a TD, converted by Mr. Prefontaine, with 4:36 remaining. Toronto receiver Mookie Mitchell conceded a safety touch on the last play of the game.

Charles Roberts rushed 16 times for 169 yards and a touchdown as the Blue Bombers routed the Lions before 22,508 fans at Canad Inns Stadium. Winnipeg took an early lead on a 15-yard field goal by Troy Westwood and a 112-yard return of a missed field goal for a touchdown by Arland Bruce, converted by Mr. Westwood. B.C. recovered a Winnipeg fumble deep in Blue Bomber territory, but had to settle for a 31-yard field goal by Matt Kellett with 2:26 remaining in the 1st quarter. There was no further scoring until the 3rd quarter, when Mr. Westwood kicked a 47-yard field goal and converted a touchdown by Jamie Stoddard, who caught a 10-yard pass from Khari Jones. Mr. Westwood added another FG in the 4th quarter and converted the TD by Mr. Roberts. The Blue Bombers rushed for 255 yards, while Mr. Jones completed 13 of 21 passes for 145 yards. It was the last game for Adam Rita as head coach of the Lions, and the last game for quarterback Damon Allen in a B.C. uniform. He completed 20 of 39 passes for 253 yards and 2 interceptions, and rushed 4 times for just 5 yards. The game ended with an idiot Winnipeg fan running onto the field and attacking B.C. cornerback Eric Carter. Mr. Carter and several of his teammates responded by pummelling the fan, who was charged with disorderly conduct.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

November 9, 2012

150 years ago
1862


War
General Ambrose Burnside assumed command of the Army of the Potomac after General George McClellan had been relieved of command by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

140 years ago
1872


Disasters
14 people were killed and hundreds of buildings destroyed when fire ripped through Boston.

100 years ago
1912


Football
IRFU
Montreal (0-6) 11 @ Hamilton (3-3) 23
Ottawa (4-2) 11 @ Toronto (5-1) 23

The Tigers trailed 11-7 after 3 quarters, but scored 3 touchdowns and a convert in the final quarter to defeat the Winged Wheelers at the Cricket Grounds.

Messrs. Murphy and Reaume scored touchdowns on fumble recoveries in the 1st and 2nd quarters, respectively, as the Argonauts beat the Rough Riders at Rosedale Field. Jack O'Connor scored the other Toronto touchdown when he recovered an onside kick by his teammate. Mr. Clarke. Eddie Gerard scored the lone Ottawa touchdown in the 1st quarter.

Canadian university
Toronto (3-1) 8 @ Queen's (0-4) 3

Jack Maynard lateralled to Mr. Campbell, who ran for the game's only touchdown in the 4th quarter on a muddy field in Kingston.

U.S. College
Jim Thorpe was the star as Carlisle Indian School defeated the United States Military Academy 27-6 at West Point, New York.

80 years ago
1932


On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Richard Gordon and Leigh Lovell, on NBC
Tonight’s episode: The Sign of the Four, Part 1

60 years ago
1952


Football
ORFU
Finals (First game of 2-game total points series)
Sarnia 41 @ Toronto 12

Al Farris rushed 10 times for 209 yards and touchdowns of 12 and 83 yards as the Imperials routed Balmy Beach at Maple Leaf Stadium. Corky Duchene rushed 15 times for 92 yards for the Imperials, and Johnny Chorostecki added to the onslaught with 11 carries for 92 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown. Johnny Sells, Perk Johnston, and Red McKelvie also rushed for Sarnia TDs, and Mr. McKelvie completed a 30-yard touchdown pass to Jon Florence. Dutch Davey added 5 converts and a single on a missed field goal. Johnny Pont led Balmy Beach with 117 yards rushing and a touchdown. Marty Carrington rushed for the other Toronto touchdown, both of which were converted by Mr. Doland.

30 years ago
1982


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Puttin' on the Ritz--Taco (3rd week at #1)

On the radio
The Stories of Sherlock Holmes, starring Graham Armitage and Kerry Jordan, on Springbok Radio
Tonight’s episode: The Waldhausen Experiment

Politics and government
The Lebanese parliament granted President Amin Gemayel power to rule by decree for six months.

25 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): La Bamba--Los Lobos (7th week at #1)

Politics and government
U.S. Senator Bob Dole of Kansas announced his intention to enter the contest for the 1988 Republican Party nomination for President of the United States.

10 years ago
2002


Football
CIS
Loney Bowl
St. Francis Xavier 14 @ St. Mary’s 63

The Huskies scored 56 points in the first half of their rout of the X-Men at Huskies Stadium. Dean Jones rushed 11 times for 121 yards, and quarterbacks Steve Panella and Bill Robinson combined for 268 yards and 5 touchdowns on just 18 passes.

Dunsmore Cup
Concordia 6 @ McGill 10

The Redmen scored all their points in the first 8 minutes of the game and hung on to beat the Stingers before 6,789 fans at Molson Stadium in Montreal. The only touchdown came on an 85-yard pass from Josh Summerfeldt to Alexandre Martin 4:25 into the game.

Yates Cup
Queen’s 10 @ McMaster 33

Kyle Pyear rushed for 126 yards and 2 touchdowns to lead the Marauders over the Golden Gaels at Les Prince Field in Hamilton as they won their third straight Yates Cup. Vaughn Swart caught 6 passes for 112 yards and a touchdown for McMaster, while Konrad Gloge caught 2 for 61 and a TD.

Hardy Cup
Saskatchewan 44 @ Regina 28

Nathan Hoffart and Tyler Siwak each scored 2 touchdowns as the Huskies upset the Rams at Taylor Field. Mr. Hoffart’s touchdowns came on passes from Sheldon Ball, who had opened he scoring with a 35-yard touchdown pass to Graeme Bell. Chris Ashman returned a punt 89 yards for a touchdown in the 2nd quarter, but Saskatchewan’s Ryan Barnstable
returned an interception 92 yards for a touchdown and then kicked a single on the ensuing kickoff as the Huskies built a 36-14 halftime lead.

Monday, 26 November 2012

November 8, 2012

120 years ago
1892


Politics and government
Grover Cleveland, who had served as 22nd President of the United States of America from 1885-1889, was elected again, defeating incumbent Benjamin Harrison. Mr. Cleveland, representing the Democratic Party along with vice-presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson, captured 277 electoral votes to 145 for Mr. Harrison and vice-presidential candidate Whitelaw Reid, and 22 electoral votes for Populist Party presidential candidate James B. Weaver and vice-presidential candidate James G. Field. Mr. Cleveland took 46.0% of the popular vote to 43.0% for Mr. Harrison and 8.5% for Mr. Weaver. Other candidates receiving popular votes--but no electoral votes--included Norman Thomas (Socialist), 2.2%; William Z. Foster (Communist), 0.3%; William David Upshaw (Prohibition), 0.2%; William Hope Harvey (Liberty), 0.1%; and Verne Reynolds (Socialist Labor), 0.1%.

Terrorism
Anarchists in Paris set off dynamite explosions.

80 years ago
1932


Politics and government
Franklin D. Roosevelt, representing the Democratic Party, was elected President of the United States of America, defeating Republican incumbent Herbert Hoover 472 electoral votes to 59. Mr. Roosevelt and vice-presidential candidate John Nance Garner captured 57.4% of the popular vote to 39.7% for President Hoover and Vice-President Charles Curtis.

70 years ago
1942


War
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt broadcast a message to Vichy France and its leader, Marshall Philippe Petain, as the Allies were beginning a major offensive in Africa.

Hockey
NHL
Maurice "Rocket" Richard of the Montreal Canadiens scored his first NHL goal at 9:11 of the 2nd period of a 10-4 win over the New York Rangers at the Montreal Forum. Steve Ruzinski was the New York goaltender. Gord Drillon scored 2 goals and 4 assists for the Candiens, while Buddy O'Connor added a goal and 5 assists.

60 years ago
1952


Hit Parade
#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I Went to Your Wedding--Patti Page (Best seller--4th week at #1; Juke Box--7th week at #1); You Belong to Me--Jo Stafford with Paul Weston and his Orchestra (Disc Jockey--9th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I Went to Your Wedding--Patti Page (3rd week at #1)
2 You Belong to Me--Jo Stafford with Paul Weston and his Orchestra
--Patti Page
--Dean Martin
3 Wish You Were Here--Eddie Fisher
4 Jambalaya--Jo Stafford
5 Meet Mister Callaghan--Les Paul
6 The Glow-Worm--The Mills Brothers
7 High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)--Frankie Laine
--Tex Ritter
8 It's in the Book (Parts 1 and 2)--Johnny Standley
9 Trying--The Hill Toppers
10 Half as Much--Rosemary Clooney

Singles entering the chart were Yours by Vera Lynn (#16); Heart and Soul by the Four Aces (#25); I'm Never Satisfied by Nat "King" Cole (#31); Piece A-Puddin' by Jo Stafford and Frankie Laine (#40); and Who Kissed Me Last Night? by Rosemary Clooney (#41).

Hockey
NHL
Maurice "Rocket" Richard scored his 325th career NHL goal, breaking the record formerly held by Nels Stewart, as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Chicago Black Hawks 6-4 before 14,562 fans at the Montreal Forum. Linemate Elmer Lach added his 200th career goal, while Dick Gamble scored twice and Floyd Curry and Paul Meger once each for Montreal. Hal Murphy made his NHL debut in goal for the Canadiens, making 20 saves while replacing the injured Gerry McNeil. Al Rollins made 35 saves for Chicago.

Football
IRFU
Hamilton (9-2-1) 13 @ Ottawa (5-7) 4
Toronto (7-4-1) 11 @ Montreal (2-10) 25

Bill Mackrides threw touchdown passes to Tip Logan and Ray Dohn Dillon as the Tiger-Cats beat the Rough Riders at Lansdowne Park.

The Alouettes trailed 11-1 in the 3rd quarter but rallied for 24 straight points to beat the Argonauts before 14,664 fans at Delorimier Stadium. Johnny Fedosoff and Uly Curtis scored Toronto touchdowns. Jim Ostendarp, who averaged 18.2 yards per carry, scored the first Montreal touchdown in the 3rd quarter. Sam Etcheverry passed to Joey Pal for a touchdown early in the 4th quarter, and Ed Salem, who converted all Montreal touchdowns and added a single, scored the last 2 touchdowns, one on a 45-yard interception return.

WIFU
Finals
Edmonton 18 @ Winnipeg 12 (Best-of-three series tied 1-1)

Wilbur Snyder caught a touchdown pass from Claude Arnold in the 2nd quarter and kicked field goals in each of the 3rd and 4th quarters as the Eskimos defeated the Blue Bombers at Osborne Stadium. Mr. Snyder converted his own touchdown and the first Edmonton major, which came on an 11-yard rush by Mike King in the 1st quarter. Lorne Benson rushed 3 yards for the first Winnipeg touchdown and quarterback Jack Jacobs threw a pass to Keith Pearce for the other Blue Bomber touchdown in the 2nd quarter. Mr. Jacobs, who completed just 13 of 31 passes, converted both Winnipeg touchdowns. Mr. Arnold completed 16 of 28 passes.

Canadian university
Toronto (3-1-1) 14 @ McGill (2-3) 17
McMaster 9 @ Queen's 21 (Exhibition)

Len Shaw scored 2 touchdowns and Alex Sulyok rushed for another as the Redmen came back from a 5-0 halftime deficit and defeated the Varsity Blues at Molson Stadium to snap U of T's 13-game unbeaten streak. Bill Bewley and Doug Geekie scored Toronto touchdowns. Mr. Bewley converted Mr. Geekie's score and added a field goal.

50 years ago
1962


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): Lovesick Blues--Frank Ifield

On television tonight
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, on CBS
Tonight's episode: House Guest, starring MacDonald Carey, Robert Sterling, and Peggy McCay

40 years ago
1972


Disasters
A Gateway Aviation plane on an emergency medical mission in the Northwest Territories from Cambridge Bay to Yellowknife crashed south of Great Bear Lake, 180 miles off course, sparking one of the largest air searches in Canadian history. Pilot Martin Hartwell was in Cambridge Bay on another matter when he was approached by Judy Hill, 27, an English nurse employed by Northern Health Services, who implored him to fly Neemee Nulliayok, a pregnant woman experiencing labour problems, and David Kootook, a 14-year-old boy whose appendix concerned Miss Hill, to Yellowknife. Both patients were from Spence Bay. Mr. Hartwell, a former Luftwaffe pilot who wasn't certified for instrument flying, agreed to takt them, and the plane left in the middle of the night. Miss Hill was killed instantly when the plane crashed; Mrs. Nulliayok died a few days later. Mr. Kootook survived several weeks and obtained food for himself and Mr. Hartwell, who had broken both his ankles in the crash. Mr. Kootook finally succumbed to abdominal pain about eight days before Mr. Hartwell was rescued on December 9, his 47th birthday.

25 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Where the Streets Have No Name--U2

#1 single in France: La Bamba--Los Lobos (4th week at #1)

Terrorism
11 people were killed and at least 63 injured when a bomb exploded at a Remembrance Day service in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (12-6) 18 @ Toronto (11-6-1) 20
Saskatchewan (5-12-1) 14 @ British Columbia (12-6) 34

Lance Chomyc’s 55-yard field goal on the last play of the game gave the Argonauts their first win of the season over the Blue Bombers before 21,042 fans—including this blogger—on a rainy Sunday at Exhibition Stadium. The winning kick was Mr. Chomyc’s 6th field goal in 7 attempts; he had been successful from 38, 54, 46, 47, and 32 yards earlier, and had scored a single on his only miss with 1:32 remaining in the game. Hank Ilesic’s 47-yard punt single in the 3rd quarter accounted for the other Toronto point. Mark Seale scored his only CFL touchdown for the Blue Bombers in the 2nd quarter when he recovered a fumble by Argonaut quarterback Gilbert Renfroe in the Toronto end zone. Winnipeg quarterback Tom Clements rushed 1 yard for a touchdown in the 3rd quarter, just after completing a 67-yard pass to Jeff Boyd. Darrell Smith of the Argonauts caught 7 passes for 104 yards, and teammate Paul Pearson caught 5 for 91. Mr. Boyd caught 3 for 86, while teammate Sheldon Gaines, playing his second and last CFL game, caught 3 for 37. Mr. Clements and Tom Muecke split the quarterbacking for the Blue Bombers, while Mr. Renfroe went the distance for Toronto, completing just 18 of 46 passes, but for 308 yards. The Blue Bombers had won the first 2 games of the season between the teams, including a 24-23 win at Winnipeg Stadium a week earlier. This game began a tradition of bad feelings between the teams that lasted for at least a decade. The Argonauts took 16 penalties for 159 yards, and defensive lineman Jearld Baylis was disqualified in the 3rd quarter shortly after taking 2 penalties for objectionable conduct and another for roughing the passer to extend a drive that ended with Trevor Kennerd kicking a field goal for the Blue Bombers. Mr. Baylis recorded 2 of the Argonauts’ 6 sacks as the Toronto defense limited the Blue Bombers to 178 yards of net offense.

Defensive back Darrell Hemphill, playing his only CFL game, made 2 interceptions and returned the first 39 yards for a touchdown just 1:41 into the game as the Lions beat the Roughriders before 38,730 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver. Ray Crouse rushed 20 times for 114 yards and a touchdown, while backfield mate Anthony Parker added 87 yards on 13 carries as the Lions rushed for 237 yards. Mr. Crouse also caught 2 passes for 62 yards. Roy Dewalt started at quarterback for B.C. and played the 1st half, rushing 25 yards for a touchdown. Condredge Holloway played the 2nd half at quarterback for the Lions and completed a 34-yard touchdown pass to Jan Carinci. David Conrad scored the only Saskatchewan touchdown on a 4-yard pass from Kent Austin on the last play of the 3rd quarter. Mr. Hemphill, who had been on the B.C. practice roster or injured list all season, was named the CFL’s defensive star of the week for his performance; he didn’t play in the Western Final and retired in the off-season, and remains the only player to earn a star of the week award for every CFL game he ever played.

20 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): End of the Road--Boyz II Men (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Austria (Ö3): Birthday Song--Power Pack (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Sweat (A La La La La Long)--Inner Circle (6th week at #1)

Football
CFL
Hamilton (11-7) 48 @ Toronto (6-12) 35
Ottawa (9-9) 6 @ Winnipeg (11-7) 18
Saskatchewan (9-9) 17 @ Calgary (13-5) 40

Toronto quarterback Rickey Foggie completed 2 touchdown passes to Eddie Brown as the Argonauts jumped to an early 14-0 lead, but Paul Osbaldiston kicked a field goal late in the 1st quarter to get the Tiger-Cats on the scoreboard, and then the Tiger-Cats exploded for a record-tying 38 points in the 2nd quarter to take a 41-14 halftime lead, coasting from there to victory before 29,075 fans at SkyDome. Don McPherson completed touchdown passes to Nick Mazzoli and Earl Winfield; Scott Walker returned a punt 62 yards for a touchdown; Lee Knight rushed 1 yard for a TD; Mr. Osbaldiston kicked another field goal; and linebacker John Zajdel returned a fumble 2 yards for a touchdown. Mr. Osbaldiston converted all Hamilton touchdowns. The 38 points tied a single-quarter record set by the Edmonton Eskimos in the 2nd quarter of a 62-11 win over the Montreal Alouettes at Commonwealth Stadium on September 26, 1981. In the 3rd quarter, Lance Chomyc scored 2 single points on missed field goals, and Mr. Knight rushed 1 yard for his second TD of the game with 1 second remaining as the Tiger-Cats took a 48-16 led into the 4th quarter. Mike Kerrigan, one of three Toronto quarterbacks who saw action, completed a 19-yard TD pass to Anthony Cooley, converted by Mr. Chomyc. Kevin Smellie then ran for a pair of 1-yard touchdowns, with unsuccessful 2-point convert attempts following both. Mr. Foggie, Mr. Kerrigan, and John Congemi all played quarterback for the Argos, combining to complete 32 of 61 passes for 485 yards and 3 interceptions. Mr. Cooley led all receivers with 111 yards on 5 receptions, while teammate Raghib “Rocket” Ismail, in his final CFL game, caught 2 passes for 68 yards.

Michael Richardson caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from Matt Dunigan in the 1st quarter and rushed 4 yards for a TD in the 2nd quarter as the Blue Bombers defeated the Rough Riders before 27,589 fans at Winnipeg Stadium to take first place in the East Division. Mr. Richardson led all rushers with 81 yards on 20 carries. Ottawa quarterback Tom Burgess completed just 9 of 29 passes for 116 yards and 3 interceptions. Mr. Dunigan was just 6 for 16 for 77 yards, while backup Danny McManus was 4 for 8 for 76
yards.

Doug Flutie completed 26 of 40 passes for 394 yards and touchdowns to Dave Sapunjis and Allen Pitts to lead the Stampeders over the Roughriders before 22,740 fans at McMahon Stadium. The Stampeders led 34-3 at halftime on Mr. Flutie’s 2 TD passes and touchdown rushes by Andy McVey and Eric Mitchel. The Roughriders scored 2 touchdowns in the 3rd quarter on passes from Kent Austin of 5 yards to Mike Saunders and 65 yards to Don Narcisse. Mr. Austin completed a pass to Mr. Saunders for a 2-point convert after the first touchdown. Mr. Pitts led all receivers with 144 yards on 10 receptions, while Mr. Sapunjis caught 8 for 117. Saskatchewan linebacker Tyrone Jones received 5 penalties for objectionable conduct and was ejected before the 2nd-half kickoff after swatting side judge Jamie Kramer, one of three officials attempting to escort him off the field. The Saskatchewan loss gave them third place in the West Division, clinching second place for the Edmonton Eskimos.

10 years ago
2002


Died on this date
Jerry Goodis, 73
. Canadian musician and advertising executive. Mr. Goodis was a member of the folk singing group the Travellers before embarking on a successful career as one of Canada's most successful sloganeers for companies such as Swiss Chalet and Harvey's. He was heavily involved with the Liberal Party of Canada, and worked on three federal election campaigns with them, as well as writing speeches for and offering advice to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

Diplomacy
The United Nations Security Council voted 15-0 to give Iraq a “final opportunity” to comply with previous disarmament resolutions. The resolution also established a strict timetable for full Iraqi cooperation with UN weapons inspectors.

Abominations
A university professor in Iran was sentenced to death for saying that Muslims should not “blindly” follow religious leaders. The ruling sparked a wave of student protests across the country.

Crime
Lucille Poulin, 78, a former Roman Catholic nun, was sentenced to eight months in prison for assaulting children in the religious commune she presided over in Prince Edward Island.

November 7, 2012

525 years ago
1492


Space
The Ensisheim meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, struck the Earth around noon in a wheat field outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France.

70 years ago
1942


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): White Christmas--Bing Crosby (2nd week at #1)

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Johnny Rivers!
The performer of such hits as Memphis (1964); Secret Agent Man (1966); Poor Side of Town (1966); Summer Rain (1967); Muddy River (1969); Rockin' Pneumonia-Boogie Woogie Flu (1972); and Swayin' to the Music (1977) was born in New York City, but grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

War
British forces in Egypt pushed retreating German Afrika Korps forces well west of Mutruh, taking a reported 20,000 Axis prisoners.

Politics and government
U.S. Representative Joseph W. Martin (Republican--Massachusetts) announced that he would resign as Republican National Committee chairman at a December 7 meeting of the committee in St. Louis.

Journalism
Argentine Interior Minister Miguel Culaciati forbade newspapers to refer to activities of the Chamber of Deputies committee investigating anti-Argentine activities.

Football
Ottawa Senior City Football League
Uplands RCAF (3-1) 22 Civil Service (0-3) 8

Tony Golab, playing his first game for Uplands, scored a touchdown and a convert for the Flyers before 1,000 fans at Lansdowne Park. Thain Simon, Buddy Hellyer, and Hart Findlay also scored RCAF touchdowns. Al Leach scored the Civil Service TD on the last play of the game after a 35-yard run by Norman Kuntz.

ORFU
HMCS York (5-2-1) 19 Toronto Oakwood Indians (2-6) 3
Hamilton (4-4) 10 @ Toronto RCAF Hurricanes (7-0-1) 17
Toronto Balmy Beach (5-3) 20 @ Kitchener-Waterloo (0-8) 1

Hugh Cuddie scored 2 touchdowns--one on a forward pass reception and the other after taking a lateral--and Ivan Edwards returned a fumble for a touchdown as HMCS York defeated the Indians before 7,000 fans in the first game of a doubleheader at Varsity Stadium.

Jack Parry threw a touchdown pass to Jack Buckmaster and Bill Stukus threw another to Don Crowe as the Hurricanes defeated the Wildcats in the second game of a doubleheader at Varsity Stadium. Al Lenard scored a touchdown, convert, and field goal for the Wildcats, but it was Hamilton's Joe Krol who was the game's outstanding player.

Mr. Jakubowski, Ken West, and Mr. Deadey scored touchdowns for Balmy Beach in their win over the Panthers in Kitchener.

WIRFU
Final
Regina Navy 6 @ Winnipeg RCAF-Bombers 13

Andy Branigan scored a touchdown and convert and Ches McCance added 2 field goals as the Winnipeg team, which combined players from the RCAF Flyers and the Bombers, plus three members of the University of Manitoba Bisons, defeated the Regina Navy club at Osborne Stadium. Claude Warwick scored the Navy touchdown, which was converted by John Millovona.

60 years ago
1952


On television tonight
Tales of Tomorrow, on ABC
Tonight's episode: The Window, starring Mort Abrahams, William Coburn, Rod Steiger, and Don Medford

50 years ago
1962


Died on this date
Eleanor Roosevelt, 78
. U.S. First Lady, 1933-1945. Mrs. Roosevelt was a leading advocate for human rights during the presidential administration of her husband, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and in the years after his death in 1945.

Hockey
NHL
Chicago Black Hawks' goaltender Glenn Hall was unable to play because of a back injury, ending his league-record streak of 502 consecutive complete games in goal. This gets my vote as the sports record least likely to be broken.

40 years ago
1972


Died on this date
Russell Thorndike, 87
. U.K. actor and author. Mr. Thorndike appeared on stage in Britain for many years, but was best known for the Doctor Syn of Romney Marsh series of novels.

Politics
U.S. President Richard Nixon and Vice-President Spiro Agnew, representing the Republican Party, were re-elected in a landslide over Democratic Party presidential candidate George McGovern and vice-presidential candidate Sargent Shriver. The Nixon-Agnew ticket captured 520 electoral votes and 60.7% of the popular vote to just 17 electoral votes and 37.5% of the popular vote for the McGovern-Shriver ticket. Mr. McGovern failed to win his home state of South Dakota, winning only in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. In Congressional elections, Republicans increased their seats from 171 to 191, but were still short of the Democrats' 243. The Democrats gained in the Senate and held 57 seats to the Republicans' 43.

Crime
Reputed gangster Meyer Lansky, 71, having been expelled from Israel after a long effort to seek refuge there under that country’s law of return, was arrested by FBI agents upon arrival at Miami airport. Mr. Lansky was under indictment by grand juries in Las Vegas, New York, and Miami on charges related to gambling and income tax evasion. He settled for Miami after a frantic and futile two-day search for a country that would take him.

30 years ago
1982


World events
Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev made his last public appearance, reviewing the parade in Moscow marking the 65th anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution. Mr. Brezhnev died three days later at the age of 75.

Hockey
NHL
Vancouver 1 @ Buffalo 3

Gilbert Perreault scored his 400th career NHL goal as the Sabres defeated the Canucks at War Memorial Auditorium.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (11-5) 21 @ Hamilton (8-7-1) 24
Edmonton (11-5) 46 @ Saskatchewan (6-9-1) 22

Backup quarterback Dave Marler threw 2 long touchdown passes and the Hamilton defense created 6 turnovers as the Tiger-Cats edged the Blue Bombers before 18,162 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium, giving the Edmonton Eskimos a chance to finish in first place in the West Division. Mr. Marler, who replaced injured starter Tom Clements late in the 1st quarter, completed a 75-yard touchdown pass to Keith Baker in the 2nd quarter and a 45-yard TD strike to Steve Stapler in the 3rd quarter. Middle linebacker Ben Zambiasi intercepted Winnipeg quarterback Dieter Brock’s first pass of the 2nd half and retutned it 15 yards for the other Tiger-Cat touchdown. Bernie Ruoff added 3 converts and a field goal. Mr. Brock, who completed 27 of 45 passes for 378 yards, handed off to William Miller for a 1-yard touchdown run with 1:30 remaining in the 1st half and rushed 6 yards for the other Winnipeg TD just 67 seconds later. Trevor Kennerd converted both Winnipeg touchdowns, but missed 4 of 5 field goal attempts. Rookie running back Milson Jones didn’t help the Blue Bomber cause: He handled the ball just twice, losing a fumble in the 3rd quarter and throwing an option pass into the Hamilton end zone in the 4th quarter, where it was intercepted by Mike McIntyre. The 4th quarter was scoreless, but the Blue Bombers were marching downfield until Mr. Brock lost a fumble at the Tiger-Cat 48-yard line in the last minute of play. Mr. Miller led all rushers with 15 carries for 89 yards. Mr. Baker caught 4 passes for 142 yards, while Winnipeg’s Rick House caught 7 for 115 and teammate Joe Poplawski caught 4 for 110.

Warren Moon completed 21 of 32 passes for 341 yards and 3 touchdowns to become the first player in CFL history to pass for 5,000 yards in a single season as the Eskimos defeated the Roughriders before 27,830 fans at Taylor Field in Regina to clinch first place in the West Division for the 6th straight season and the 9th time in the previous 10 years. The Eskimos and Winnipeg Blue Bombers had beaten each other once during the season, but the Eskimos had outscored the Blue Bombers 59-49 in those games, and that was the tie-breaker. Mr. Moon’s touchdown passes all went to Brian Kelly, while Jim Germany rushed for 2 touchdowns and middle linebacker Dan Kepley intercepted Saskatchewan quarterback Joe Adams’ first pass of the 2nd half and returned it 11 yards for the other Edmonton touchdown. Mike Washington rushed 3 yards for the Roughriders’ first touchdown, and quarterback Joe Adams completed touchdown passes to Ron Robinson and Dwight Edwards. Mr. Moon was removed from the game after completing a pass to reach exactly 5,000 yards for the season. Saskatchewan’s Joey Walters caught 10 passes for 91 yards to reach 102 receptions for the season, breaking the CFL record of 100 set by Winnipeg’s Eugene Goodlow the previous season. Mr. Adams completed 25 of 54 passes for 318 yards, but allowed 4 interceptions. The 54 pass attempts tied a league record set by Tobin Rote of the Toronto Argonauts in 1960. Edmonton cornerback Joe Hollimon made 2 interceptions, including one on the last play of the game, to finish the season with a league-leading total of 9.

25 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy: Bad--Michael Jackson (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): La Bamba--Los Lobos (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Never Gonna Give You Up--Rick Astley (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Pump Up The Volume--M|A|R|R|S

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): You Win Again--Bee Gees (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Faith--George Michael

#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): You Win Again--Bee Gees (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I Think We're Alone Now--Tiffany

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I Think We're Alone Now--Tiffany
2 Bad--Michael Jackson
3 Mony Mony (Live)--Billy Idol
4 Causing a Commotion--Madonna
5 Brilliant Disguise--Bruce Springsteen
6 Casanova--Levert
7 Breakout--Swing Out Sister
8 (I've Had) The Time of My Life--Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
9 Little Lies--Fleetwood Mac
10 Let Me Be the One--Expose

Singles entering the chart were There's the Girl by Heart (#74); Power of Love by Laura Branigan (#78); Candle in the Wind by Elton John (#79); (Baby Tell Me) Can You Dance by Shanice Wilson (#82); I Live for Your Love by Natalie Cole (#83); Kick the Wall by Jimmy Davis and Junction (#86); Guaranteed for Life by Millions Like Us (#87); Reservations for Two by Dionne and Kashif (#88); True Faith by New Order (#89); and Hungry Eyes by Eric Carmen (#90). (I've Had) The Time of My Life and Hungry Eyes were both from the movie Dirty Dancing (1987).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 Mony Mony (Live)--Billy Idol (2nd week at #1)
2 Causing a Commotion--Madonna
3 Here I Go Again--Whitesnake
4 Paper in Fire--John Cougar Mellencamp
5 Bad--Michael Jackson
6 I Heard a Rumour--Bananarama
7 Lost in Emotion--Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
8 Only in My Dreams-Debbie Gibson
9 La Bamba--Los Lobos
10 Try--Blue Rodeo

Singles entering the chart were So Emotional by Whitney Houston (#79); Cherry Bomb by John Cougar Mellencamp (#90); Is This Love by Whitesnake (#93); I Won't Forget You by Poison (#95); Let the Light (Shine on Me) by Triumph (#96); and Believe in Me by Paul Janz (#97).

World events
Moroccan Prime Minister General Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali instigated a coup that overthrew President Habib Bourguiba, 83. Gen. Ben Ali said that the coup took place because of Mr. Bourguiba’s “senility and lingering illness…he has become totally incapable of undertaking the duties of the presidency.” Mr. Bourguiba had demanded the immediate trial and execution of a number of Islamic fundamentalists, which leading officials feared would create civil and religious conflict. Gen. Ben Ali became the new president and appointed a cabinet. Hedi Baccouche became the new premier.

Law
Douglas Ginsburg, a judge with the U.S. Court of Appeals with the District of Columbia, withdrew as a candidate for the U.S. Supreme Court amid ethical concerns and after revelations that he had smoked marijuana on “a few occasions” while he had been a student at Harvard University.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (11-7) 39 @ Ottawa (3-15) 21

Milson Jones made 2 short touchdown runs in the 1st half and Damon Allen completed touchdown passes of 18 and 65 yards to Brian Kelly in the 3rd quarter as the Eskimos defeated the Rough Riders before 15,107 fans—including this blogger—at Lansdowne Park. Ottawa quarterback Joe Paopao completed an 18-yard touchdown pass to Rick Wolkensperg and handed off to Cedric Minter for a 1-yard TD run, both in the 2nd quarter. Mr. Minter’s touchdown gave the Rough Riders a 17-14 lead with 2:33 remaining in the 1st half. Mr. Kauric scored a single on a missed field goal 58 seconds later, and then kicked a 50-yard field goal with 45 seconds remaining and a 40-yard FG on the last play to give the Eskimos a 21-17 halftime lead. The Eskimos amassed 200 yards rushing—led by Mr. Allen’s 75 yards on 5 carries—and 301 yards passing. It was the last CFL regular season game for a number of Rough Riders, including Mr. Wolkensperg, Mr. Minter, and Ken Clark, who punted 74 yards for a single as he ended a 14-year professional career. It was also the last game for Edmonton defensive end Tom Tuinei. Also ending his career was John Badham, who was in his fourth season of calling play-by-play for Rough Riders’ games on CFRA after many years in Toronto and one season as the voice of the British Columbia Lions.

CIAU
AUAA
Final
St. Mary’s 30 Acadia 23

Rookie quarterback Chris Flynn rushed for 224 yards—including a 23-yard touchdown in the 3rd quarter—and passed for 194 to lead the Huskies over the Axemen.

OQIFC
Final
McGill 32 @ Bishop’s 16

Michael Soles rushed for 140 yards and 3 touchdowns as the Redmen upset the Gaiters.

OUAA
Yates Cup
Guelph 15 @ Wilfrid Laurier 28

Luc Gerritsen caught a 43-yard touchdown pass from Rod Philp early in the 4th quarter and scored another TD later in the quarter as the Golden Hawks defeated the Gryphons before more than 6,000 fans in Waterloo.

WIFL
Hardy Cup
Alberta 8 @ British Columbia 26

Jordan Gagner completed 20 passes for 305 yards and a touchdown to Mike Bellefontaine as the Thunderbirds beat the Golden Bears at Thunderbird Stadium to win the Western title for the second straight year. Mr. Bellefontaine caught 11 passes for 186 yards and added 3 field goals and a single while converting his own touchdown and a 2-yard touchdown rush by Matt Pearce. Alberta’s only touchdown came with 10 seconds remaining in the 1st half when Neil Ferguson intercepted a pass by Mr. Gagne and returned it 60 yards to set up a 21-yard touchdown pass from Darren Brezden to Dave Bolstad. Steve Kasowski, who had punted 54 yards for a single in the 1st quarter, converted to reduce UBC’s lead to 15-8 at halftime. Mr. Brezden completed just 5 of 16 passes for 67 yards in his final game as a Golden Bear.

20 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Achy Breaky Heart--Billy Ray Cyrus (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Hare tara īne--Dreams Come True

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Erotica--Madonna (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Because the Night--Co.Ro featuring Tarlisa

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Heading for a Fall--Vaya con Dios (5th week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): Dur dur d'être bébé!--Jordy (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Sweat (A La La La La Long)--Inner Circle (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): End of the Road--Boyz II Men (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): End of the Road--Boyz II Men (13th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 End of the Road--Boyz II Men (8th week at #1)
2 Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough--Patty Smyth with Don Henley
3 I'd Die Without You--PM Dawn
4 Erotica--Madonna
5 How Do You Talk to an Angel--The Heights
6 Free Your Mind--En Vogue
7 When I Look Into Your Eyes--Firehouse
8 Jump Around--House of Pain
9 Real Love--Mary J. Blige
10 Rhythm is a Dancer--Snap!

Singles entering the chart were Drive by R.E.M. (#76); The Last Song by Elton John (#82); I Wish the Phone Would Ring by Expose (#84); Sad But True by Metallica (#85); Always Tomorrow by Gloria Estefan (#90); I'm Still Waiting by Jodeci (#93); and Groovin' in the Midnight by Maxi Priest (#96).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Layla--Eric Clapton
2 Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough--Patty Smyth with Don Henley
3 Walking on Broken Glass--Annie Lennox
4 Song Instead of a Kiss--Alannah Myles
5 Am I the Same Girl--Swing Out Sister
6 Would I Lie to You?--Charles & Eddie
7 Washed Away--Tom Cochrane
8 Digging in the Dirt--Peter Gabriel
9 End of the Road--Boyz II Men
10 Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad--Def Leppard

Singles entering the chart were Love Can Move Mountains by Celine Dion (#61); Good Enough by Bobby Brown (#70); Cruel Little Number by the Jeff Healey Band (#72); Feels Like Heaven by Peter Cetera with Chaka Khan (#77); Always Tomorrow by Gloria Estefan (#82); I Love You Period by Dan Baird (#86); Goin' Back Again by Sass Jordan (#87); Shuffle it All by Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Ju Hounds (#93); and Yesterdays by Guns N' Roses (#94).

Died on this date
Alexander Dubcek, 70
. Czechoslovakian politician. Mr. Dubcek was First Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia in 1968-1969, and led the liberalization known as the Prague Spring. The invasion of Soviet tanks in August 1968 led to the end of the Prague Spring, and Mr. Dubcek was forced to resign as First Secretary in April 1969. A year later he was expelled from the Communist Party and lost his seat in parliament.

Jack Kelly, 65. U.S. actor. Mr. Kelly was best known for playing Bart Maverick in the television Western series Maverick (1957-1962). His movies included the propaganda short Red Nightmare (1962). Mr. Kelly served as Mayor of Huntington Beach, California from 1983-1986. He died of a stroke, more than six months after suffering a heart attack. Mr. Kelly was the brother of actress Nancy Kelly.

Canadiana
Governor General Ray Hnatyshyn inaugurated the National Arts Centre Award to honour an outstanding contribution to Canadian culture by any individual performer or group in the previous year. The first winner was filmmaker Norman Jewison.

Politics and government
John Ostashek was sworn in as Government Leader of the Yukon Territory, replacing Tony Penikett. Mr. Ostahek's Yukon Party had taken 7 seats in the Legislative Assembly in the October 19 territorial election, to 6 for Mr. Penikett's New Democratic Party, 1 Liberal, and 3 independents.

An Angus Reid Southam poll said that the majority of Canadians wanted unity; only 38% in Québec wanted separation from Canada, while most wanted a five-year moratorium on talks. The poll was taken a week after the October 26 national referendum on the Charlottetown constitutional accord.

Hockey
NHL
Pittsburgh 2 @ Toronto 4

Football
CFL
Edmonton (10-8) 37 @ British Columbia (3-15) 33 (OT)

Lui Passaglia kicked a 33-yard field goal with 44 seconds remaining in the 1st overtime period to give the Lions a 31-28 lead, but Edmonton quarterback Tom Muecke completed a pass to Henry “Gizmo” Williams for 41 yards and then connected with Jim Sandusky for a 34-yard touchdown with 23 seconds remaining. Sean Fleming converted, and the teams exchanged safety touches in the 2nd overtime period. The Lions had the ball at the Edmonton 1-yard line as the game ended, but quarterback Mike Johnson threw 2 incomplete passes into the Edmonton end zone. The Lions were leading 28-21 and appeared to have the game in hand as the 4th quarter ran down. Thousands of children, allowed to come down to field level for a post-game autograph session, began wandering on to the field during the final seconds of regulation time. The Lions were forced to punt, and Mr. Williams returned the punt 71 yards for a touchdown with just 4 seconds remaining, and Mr. Fleming’s convert tied the score. The Eskimos led 20-3 late in the 2nd quarter on touchdown passes from Mr. Muecke to Craig Ellis and Kasey Dunn and 2 converts and 2 field goals by Mr. Fleming. B.C. struck back with 2 touchdowns in the last minute and 10 seconds of the 2nd quarter on a 13-yard pass from Mr. Johnson to Mike Trevathan and a 78-yard punt return by Willis Jacox. Mr. Passaglia punted for a single and Lorne King rushed 1 yard for a B.C. touchdown in the 3rd quarter. A single by Mr. Fleming made the score 25-21 in favour of the Lions after 3 quarters. Mr. Passaglia kicked a 40-yard field goal midway through the 4th quarter to give B.C. a 28-21 lead. Michael Soles of the Eskimos led all rushers with 116 yards on 16 carries. B.C.’s Ray Alexander led all receivers with 121 yards on 5 receptions. Mr. Johnson completed 21 of 40 passes for 311 yards, while Mr. Muecke was 11 for 29 for 216 yards. The loss before 22,200 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver was the eighth straight for the Lions, and was the last game for Bob O’Billovich as their head coach.

CIAU
AUAA
Final
Mount Allison 10 @ St. Mary’s 32

OQIFC
Final
Queen’s 32 @ Bishop’s 6

Brad Elberg returned the 2nd-half kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown as the Golden Gaels beat the Gaiters in Lennoxville, Quebec.

OUAA
Yates Cup @ Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Guelph 45 Western Ontario 10

Wally Gabler threw 5 touchdown passes to lead the Gryphons over the Mustangs.

CWUAA
Hardy Cup
Calgary 26 @ British Columbia 24 (OT)

Bruce Parsons kicked 6 field goals in as many attempts, including 3 in overtime, as the Dinosaurs upset the Thunderbirds at Thunderbird Stadium. Mr. Parsons’ final field goal, from 24 yards, provided the winning margin with 1:46 remaining in the 2nd 10-minute overtime half, and was set up by a 45-yard pass from Jason Assen to James Buchanan.

November 6, 2012

90 years ago
1922


Football
IRFU
Toronto 11 @ Montreal 4 (Exhibition)

Mr. Wilson scored the game's only touchdown, while Lionel Conacher converted, punted for 2 singles, and drop-kicked a 40-yard field goal as the Argonauts defeated the Winged Wheelers before 6,000 fans at Molson Stadium in a game whose receipts were donated to a memorial fund for Allan Arless, the Montreal quarterback who had died on October 8, the day after breaking his neck in a game against the Argonauts.

ORFU
(Ottawa) St. Brigids (1-3) 2 @ (Toronto) Parkdale Canoe Club (5-0) 10
University of Toronto (2-3) 10 @ Hamilton Rowing Club (1-3) 6

Parkdale coach Mike Rodden, who had been coaching the team without pay for the previous two seasons, resigned after his team's win over Ottawa.

Mr. White of the U of T scored the game's only touchdown on a rain-soaked field when he recovered the onside kick of his teammate, Mr. Allen. 1,600 people attended the game, but their view toward the end was obstructed by a thick fog.

WCRFU
Semi-Final
Regina 8 @ Edmonton 13

Curly Dorman scored 2 touchdowns and a convert to lead the Elks over the Roughriders before 2,500 fans at Diamond Park. Jack Fraser added 2 singles to complete the Edmonton scoring. Mr. Timmis rushed 40 yards for the Regina touchdown on a muddy field.

80 years ago
1932


At the movies
Sherlock Holmes, starring Clive Brook as Sherlock Holmes, Reginald owen as Dr. Watson, and Ernest Torrence as Professor Moriarty, opened in theatres.

75 years ago
1937


Football
IRFU
Toronto (4-1) 2 @ Montreal (2-3) 11
Ottawa (2-3) 14 @ Hamilton (2-3) 4

Tommy Burns kicked 2 field goals and a single, and Abe Eliowitz kicked 4 singles and contributed a brilliant rushing performance as the Indians upset the Argonauts at Molson Stadium.

Dave Sprague rushed 1 yard for a touchdown and Ernie Morrison threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Stan O'Neil as the Rough Riders beat the Tigers.

ORFU
Hamilton (0-3) 6 @ Sarnia (3-0-1) 37

Bummer Stirling scored 15 points on a touchdown, 4 converts, and 6 singles, while Orm Beach added 2 touchdowns as the Imperials routed the Panthers. Eddie Strachan punted for a single for Hamilton's first point and returned a fumble 15 yards for a touchdown in the 2nd quarter.

WIFU
Finals
Calgary 13 @ Winnipeg 10 (1st game of 2-game total points series)

Johnny Rosano completed touchdown passes of 23 yards to Herb Snowdon and 10 yards to Joe Turner in the 2nd quarter as the Bronks held on to defeat the Blue Bombers before 6,000 fans at Osborne Stadium. Bob Fritz rushed for the Winnipeg touchdown in the 3rd quarter.

Canadian university
McGill (1-4) 6 @ Toronto (3-1-1) 7
Queen's (3-2) 12 @ Western Ontario (2-2-1) 8

Cam Gray kicked 2 field goals and punted for a 60-yard single to give the Varsity Blues their win over the Redmen before 14,000 fans at Varsity Stadium. Mr. Gray's first field goal gave U of T a 3-1 lead on the last play of the first half, after McGill had been penalized for no yards. Cam MacArthur's punt single had given McGill a 1-0 lead in the 1st quarter. McGill's Andy Anton blocked one of Mr. Gray's punts in the 3rd quarter, returned it about 19 yards to the Toronto 1-yard line, and rushed 1 yard for a touchdown on third down; Mr. Hall missed the convert. Mr. Gray kicked a 40-yard field goal to tie the game 6-6 with 7 minutes remaining in the game, and kicked the winning point in the game's final minutes.

The Tricolor overcame an early 7-0 deficit to defeat the Mustangs before 4,000 fans at J.W. Little Memorial Stadium in London. Bill Ewener recovered a fumbled punt in the Queen's end zone for a touchdown early in the game to give Western a 5-0 lead. Boyce Sherk's convert was blocked, but Mr. Sherk added a single on a missed field goal and Johnny Munro punted for a single to extend the lead to 7-0.

50 years ago
1962


Diplomacy
The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution condemning South Africa’s apartheid policies and calling for all UN member states to sever military and economic relations with South Africa.

40 years ago
1972


Died on this date
Edward V. Long, 64
. U.S. politician. Mr. Long, a Democrat, represented Missouri in the United States Senate from 1960-1968.

Disasters
Fire swept through a Japanese express train as it stalled in a tunnel near Fukui, leaving 28 dead, 542 injured, and 179 missing.

30 years ago
1982


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: Do You Really Want to Hurt Me--Culture Club (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Up Where We Belong--Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Up Where We Belong--Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes
2 Who Can it Be Now?--Men at Work
3 Heart Attack--Olivia Newton-John
4 Jack & Diane--John Cougar
5 I Keep Forgettin'--Michael McDonald
6 Somebody's Baby--Jackson Browne
7 Truly--Lionel Richie
8 You Can Do Magic--America
9 Break it to Me Gently--Juice Newton
10 Nobody--Sylvia

Singles entering the chart were This Girl is Mine by Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney (#39); Hand to Hold On To by John Cougar (#76); You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins (#83); 1999 by Prince (#84); Does it Make You Remember by Kim Carnes (#86); Down Under by Men at Work (#87); Valerie by Steve Winwood (#88); I Know There's Something Going On by Frida (#89); and Talk Talk by Talk Talk (#90).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 Down Under--Men at Work (3rd week at #1)
2 Heart Attack--Olivia Newton-John
3 The Look of Love--ABC
4 Gloria--Laura Branigan
5 New World Man--Rush
6 Heartlight--Neil Diamond
7 Don't Fight It--Kenny Loggins and Steve Perry
8 Blue Eyes--Elton John
9 Up Where We Belong--Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes
10 Pressure--Billy Joel

Singles entering the chart were Rock This Town by the Stray Cats (#44); Valerie by Steve Winwood (#45); Nobody by Sylvia (#47); Rock the Casbah by the Clash (#48); Baby I Need Your Loving by Carl Carlton (#49); and Situation by Yaz (#50).

Crime
Shirley Allen was arrested for fatally poisoning her husband with anti-freeze.

Football
CFL
Toronto (9-6-1) 28 @ Ottawa (5-11) 14
Montreal (2-14) 16 @ British Columbia (9-7) 32

Condredge Holloway threw touchdown passes to Scott McGhee and Terry Greer, and Dean Dorsey added 2 converts and 4 field goals as the Argonauts clinched first place in the East Division for the first time in 11 years with their win over the Rough Riders before 25,868 fans at Lansdowne Park. The Rough Riders scored their only touchdown on an 8-yard pass from Kevin Starkey to Michael Collymore in the 4th quarter; Mr. Starkey then completed a pass to Jeff Avery for a 2-point convert. The Toronto defense held Skip Walker, the CFL’s leading rusher, to 24 yards on 10 carries. It was the last CFL game for rookie Ottawa defensive back Dale Getty; he was cut from the team prior to the semi-final the following week.

Roy Dewalt completed touchdown passes of 16 and 85 yards to Merv Fernandez and rushed 18 yards for a touchdown of his own as the Lions defeated the Concordes before 15,071 fans on a rainy Saturday night in the last CFL game to be played at Empire Stadium in Vancouver. Joe Paopao started at quarterback for B.C. and opened the scoring with a 27-yard pass to Tyron Gray just 2:41 into the game. Phil Jones got the Concordes on the scoreboard midway through the 1st quarter when Lui Passaglia’s short punt bounced back toward the line of scrimmage, and Mr. Jones returned it 24 yards for the touchdown. Brian DeRoo scored the other Montreal touchdown on a 9-yard pass from Johnny Evans with 37 seconds remaining in the 1st half. The Lions used all 3 of their quarterbacks, as rookie John Fourcade finished the game. It was one of the rare CFL games between teams that had both been eliminated from playoff contention. Among the careers ending with this game were the 14-year playing career of veteran Montreal tackle Gordon Judges, B.C. veterans Tony Proudfoot, Larry Key, Harry Holt, and Ricky Ellis, as well as B.C. head coach Vic Rapp, who was fired shortly after the season, becoming one of the few head coaches to be fired after winning his last game. In six seasons with the Lions Mr. Rapp had compiled a record of 55-42-4, but had failed to lead his team to the
Grey Cup.

CIAU
AUAA
Final
Mount Allison 38 @ St. Francis Xavier 38 (OT, darkness)

A 13-yard touchdown pass from Jim Tierney to Bill Gulliver enabled the Mounties to tie the X-Men 35-35 at the end of regulation time. Terry Baker kicked a 45-yard field goal with 4:08 remaining in the 2nd 10-minute overtime half to give Mount Allison the lead, but Jadran Mlinarevic of the X-Men kicked a 38-yard field goal with 43 seconds remaining to tie the game. St. Francis Xavier Stadium wasn’t equipped with lights and it was too dark to continue play, so the teams agreed to play another full game three days later to determine the championship.

OQIFC
Final
Queen’s 15 @ Concordia 25

A 62-yard touchdown reception by Jacques Tioured was the big play as the Stingers defeated the Golden Gaels to win their first conference championship.

OUAA
Final
Toronto 21 @ Western Ontario 50

Chris Byrne rushed for 155 yards and 3 touchdowns as the Mustangs defeated the Varsity Blues at J.W. Little Memorial Stadium in London to win their fourth straight Ontario championship.

WIFL
Hardy Cup
Manitoba 3 @ British Columbia 57

Glenn Steele rushed 13 times for 76 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Thunderbirds built a 29-0 halftime lead and coasted to an easy win over the Bisons at Thunderbird Stadium in Vancouver. Dave Singh returned the 2nd-half kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown, and Brian Branting returned an interception 31 yards for another TD less than five minutes later. Darrell Batt kicked a 37-yard field goal for the Bisons, who didn’t have the ball inside B.C. territory until late in the 3rd quarter.

25 years ago
1987


Economics and finance
The United States Labor Department reported that the unemployment rate in October had edged upward from 5.8%-5.9%.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (7-11) 36 @ Calgary (10-8) 42

Gary Allen rushed 15 times for 131 yards and touchdowns of 31 and 12 yards, and caught 5 passes for 58 yards and a 24-yard touchdown pass from Rick Worman as the Stampeders overcame a 20-7 2nd-quarter deficit to defeat the Tiger-Cats before 25,944 fans at McMahon Stadium. Vince Goldsmith scored the other Calgary touchdown when he blocked a punt and returned it 3 yards in the 3rd quarter. J.T. Hay added 4 field goals, 4 converts, and 2 singles. Tom started at quarterback for the Tiger-Cats and threw touchdown passes of 11 and 27 yards to Rocky DiPietro in the 1st quarter. The other 2 Hamilton touchdowns came in the 4th quarter on a 75-yard punt return by Less Browne and a 5-yard pass from backup quarterback Ken Hobart to Steve Stapler. Derek Noble, playing his only CFL game, added 2 field goals, 4 converts, and 2 singles. It was also the only CFL game for Hamilton defensive back Keith Stanberry.

10 years ago
2002


Politics and government
Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined the government of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon as Foreign Minister, the day after Mr. Sharon had called for new elections to be held early in 2003.

Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien suffered an embarrassing defeat in the House of Commons when a number of his own Liberal Party MPs, upset at Mr. Chretien’s decision to stay in power for another 18 months, and trying to minimize his power, sided with the opposition Canadian Alliance in a vote that took away the prime minister’s ability to single-handedly appoint the chairs of parliamentary committees.