Tuesday, 30 September 2014

September 30, 2014

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Connie Legrand!

1,525 years ago
489


War
The Ostrogoths under King Theoderic the Great defeated the forces of Odoacer for the second time in the Battle of Verona in northern Italy.

80 years ago
1934


Baseball
Dizzy Dean shut out the Cincinnati Reds 9-0 for his 30th win of the season to clinch the National League pennant for the St. Louis Cardinals. 35,274 showed up at Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis to see the Cardinals record their 20th win in their last 25 games.

The New York Giants, who had led the National League for most of the season, lost 8-5 in 10 innings to the Brooklyn Dodgers at the Polo Grounds in New York.

The Washington Nationals defeated the New York Yankees 5-3 at Griffith Stadium in Washington in Babe Ruth’s 2,084th and last game as a Yankee. He batted 0 for 3 and cried when he left the field after flying out to center field in his last at bat. Yankees’ first baseman Lou Gehrig was 3 for 4 to edge out Detroit’s Charlie Gehringer for the American League batting title, enabling Mr. Gehrig to win the triple crown. Orville Armbrust pitched 7 innings for the Nationals to record his only major league win.

75 years ago
1939


On television today
The Fordham University Rams defeated the Waynesburg University Yellow Jackets 34-7 in the first American football game to be televised, on NBC.

Politics and government
President Władysław Raczkiewicz named General Władysław Sikorski Prime Minister of the Polish Government in exile in Paris.

Football
WIFU
Calgary (3-4) 6 @ Winnipeg (7-0) 25
Edmonton (1-6) 7 @ Regina (3-4) 8

Andy Bieber scored 2 touchdowns and Wayne Sheley and Mel Wilson each scored a touchdown for the Blue Bombers as they beat the Bronks at Osborne Stadium.

Toar Springstein's single on a missed field goal attempt in the last minute of the game gave the Roughriders their win over the Eskimos at park de Young. Vince Yatchek scored the Edmonton touchdown on a 45-yard fumble return; Gordon Gelhaye converted.

Exhibition
Strathcona High School 0 @ University of Alberta 0

Baseball
The Washington Nationals, behind the pitching of rookie Joe Haynes, beat the Philadelphia Athletics 9-5 before 1,000 fans at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. Al Brancato hit his first major league home run for the Athletics. Elmer Valo, in his first major league game, entered the game as a pinch hitter and drew a base on balls, but official scorer Red Smith later removed Mr. Valo’s name from the box score at the request of Philadelphia manager Connie Mack because Mr. Valo had not signed a major league contract.

70 years ago
1944


Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Chuck Chandler!

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Vict'ry Polka--Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters (1st month at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Swinging on a Star--Bing Crosby (9th week at #1)

Music
Ralph Vaughan Williams' Oboe Concerto in A Minor received its premiere performance in Liverpool at a concert by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Sargent. Leon Goosens, for whom the concerto was written, was the featured soloist.

War
U.S. forces in France advanced to within 9 miles of Belfort. The U.S.S.R. revealed that Red Army troops had crossed into Yugoslavia and held a 60-mile-wide bridgehead on the south side of the Danube River. Allied heavy bombers, in one of their longest missions, raided the oil centre of Balikpapen, Borneo, leaving large fires raging. The U.S. 14th Army Air Force destroyed its base at Tanchuk in the southeastern part of the Chinese province of Kwangsi, before the Japanese occupation of it today.

Terrorism
Jewish commercial and residential districts of Jerusalem were placed under curfew by British authorities following the previous day's assassination of Assistant Police Superintendent T.J. Wilkin, allegedly by the Jewish terrorist organization Irgun Zvai Leumi.

Economics and finance
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt accepted the resignation of War Production Board Chairman Donald Nelson, and appointed acting Chairman Julius Krug to succeed him. Mr. Krug announced a tentative program whereby the WPB would revoke 350 of its 500 control orders on Victory in Europe Day.

Football
MASSFL
Central Navigation School (Rivers) (1-0) 24 Service Flying Training School (Gimli) (0-1) 0 @ Winnipeg

Gordy Clemens scored a touchdown, convert, and 3 singles for the Pathfinders as they blanked the Hurricanes at Osborne Stadium. Lloyd Boivin, Doug McCuaig, and Buddy Meier scored the other touchdowns.

60 years ago
1954


Hit parade
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Wodka-Fox--Hans-Arno Simon (1st month at #1)

Politics and government
The Liberal Party, led by Henry Davies Hicks, won the Nova Scotia provincial election.

Defense
The United States Navy submarine USS Nautilus was commissioned as the world's first nuclear reactor-powered vessel.

Baseball
World Series
Cleveland Indians 1 @ New York Giants 3 (New York led best-of-seven series 2-0)

Johnny Antonelli gave up a home run to Al Smith on the first pitch of the game but shut down the Indians thereafter, and drove in the winning run with a ground out as the Giants won before 49,099 fans at the Polo Grounds. Dusty Rhodes, whose pinch-hit home run had ended the first game, came to bat as a pinch hitter in the 5th inning and singled in the Giants' first run. After moving to left field, he hit a home run in the 7th inning. Early Wynn took the loss on the mound for Cleveland.

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): The Night Chicago Died--Paper Lace (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)--MFSB

Politics and government
General Antonio de Spinola resigned as provisional President of Portugal, and three other conservative members of the seven-man junta who had been linked by leftists to an alleged plot by right-wing politicians against the provisional government also resigned, leaving the government largely in the hands of leftist military officers and civilians. Gen. Spinola was replaced as provisional President by his close associate, General Francisco da Costa Gomes, head of the armed forces.

Protest
A bloody scuffle erupted as Royal Canadian Mounted Police riot squad officers stopped 200 Indians from entering the Canadian Parliament Buildings in Ottawa during the official opening of the first session of the 30th Parliament.

Football
NFL
Denver (0-2-1) 3 @ Washington (2-1) 30

30 years ago
1984


Hit parade
#1 single in France: Femme libérée--Cookie Dingler (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Careless Whisper--George Michael

Labour
Major league baseball umpires announced that they would go on strike at the two league championship series scheduled to begin October 2 in an effort to improve their pay and job security and to change the method by which post-season assignments were determined. Major league officials said that the games would go on as scheduled using amateur umpires if necessary.

Disasters
High water levels proved fatal to 10,000 caribou, who drowned while their herd is crossing the Caniapiscau River in Quebec to move to winter pasture.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (9-3-1) 19 @ Toronto (8-4) 31
Ottawa (4-9) 15 @ Saskatchewan (5-7-1) 31

Joe Barnes completed 24 of 38 passes for 366 yards and 2 touchdowns to Terry Greer and another to Lester Brown, and carried 4 times for 37 yards, including a 26-yard touchdown, to lead the Argonauts to the win in front of 35,401 at Exhibition Stadium. Tom Clements started at quarterback for the Blue Bombers and completed 20 of 37 passes for 303 yards and touchdowns to Rick House and James Murphy.

Craig Ellis carried 10 times for 45 yards and a touchdown, caught 6 passes for 57, and returned 2 kickoffs for 43 to lead the Roughriders to their third straight win before 24,933 at Lansdowne Park. Saskatchewan quarterback Homer Jordan completed 23 of 36 passes for 309 yards and touchdowns to Mike Washington and Chris De France. The Roughriders made 5 interceptions against Ottawa quarterbacks J.C. Watts and Joe Adams. Mr. Watts threw a touchdown pass to Keith Baker, and Mr. Adams completed a touchdown pass to Dave Newman.

Baseball
Mike Witt of the California Angels struck out 10 in pitching a perfect game on the last day of the season as the Angels edged the Texas Rangers 1-0 before 8,375 fans at Arlington Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The Atlanta Braves held on to defeat the San Diego Padres 4-3 before 13,489 fans at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium despite giving up a home run in the 9th inning to Eddie Miller. It was Mr. Miller’s only major league home run, and came in his last major league at bat.

The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 before 42,125 fans at Dodger Stadium as Tony Brewer, the 1984 Pacific Coast League batting champion, hit a home run for the Dodgers in what turned out to be his last major league at bat.

The Philadelphia Phillies lost a doubleheader to the Pittsburgh Pirates by scores of 2-0 and 7-2 before 17,292 fans at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia to finish the season at 81-81. Phillies’ manager Paul Owens resigned to move back into the front office.

The Milwaukee Brewers blanked the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 before 10,277 fans at County Stadium in Milwaukee in Rene Lachemann’s last game as manager of the Brewers, with Bob Gibson and Ray Searage combining on a 4-hitter. The team finished last in the American League East Division with a record of 67-94.

25 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Right Here Waiting--Richard Marx (4th week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): Lambada--Kaoma (10th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Lambada--Kaoma

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Lambada--Kaoma

#1 single in the U.K.: Ride on Time--Black Box (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Girl I'm Gonna Miss You--Milli Vanilli (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Girl I'm Gonna Miss You--Milli Vanilli
2 Heaven--Warrant
3 If I Could Turn Back Time--Cher
4 Cherish--Madonna
5 18 and Life--Skid Row
6 Don't Wanna Lose You--Gloria Estefan
7 Miss You Much--Janet Jackson
8 Shower Me with Your Love--Surface
9 One--Bee Gees
10 Mixed Emotions--Rolling Stones

Singles entering the chart were Don't Ask Me Why by Eurythmics (#70); Don't Know Much by Linda Ronstadt (featuring Aaron Neville) (#75); Leave a Light On by Belinda Carlisle (#80); Get on Your Feet by Gloria Estefan (#83); Hold On by Donny Osmond (#85); We Could Be Together by Debbie Gibson (#87); No Big Deal by Love and Rockets (#90); Radar Love by White Lion (#92); and Hungry by Winger (#94).

Died on this date
Virgil Thomson, 92
. U.S. composer. Mr. Thomson's works included scores for the films The Plow that Broke the Plains (1936); The River (1938); and Louisiana Story (1948), the last of which won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1949.

Diplomacy
West German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher flew to Prague, where his negotiations with East German authorities opened the way for thousands of refugees from East Germany who were crowding into the West German embassy in Prague to leave by bus on the first leg of a trip to West Germany.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (5-8) 32 @ Saskatchewan (6-7) 30

On what should have been the last play of the game at Taylor Field in Regina, B.C. quarterback Matt Dunigan threw a desperation pass for wide receiver David Williams from the Saskatchewan 53-yard line. It was incomplete, but Roughrider safety Glen Suitor was called for pass interference at the 18-yard line. Another pass for Mr. Williams in the end zone resulted in a pass interference call against Albert Brown, giving the Lions a first down at the 1. Mr. Dunigan then sneaked over for the winning touchdown, his second of the game. Tony Cherry scored the other B.C. touchdown on a 26-yard rush on the last play of the third quarter. The Roughriders' touchdowns came from Mr. Brown on a 96-yard interception return and Milson Jones on a 2-yard run. Dave Ridgway added 2 converts and 5 field goals. Saskatchewan quarterback Kent Austin completed just 15 of 35 pases for 198 yards. The game was the last for veteran Saskatchewan defensive tackle James Curry, who left the team and was replaced by rookie Chuck Klingbeil.

CIAU
Calgary (3-2) 20 @ Alberta (3-2) 40
Manitoba (0-5) 8 @ British Columbia (3-2) 46

Defensive back John Falconer was the star for the Golden Bears, intercepting 2 passses and recovering 2 fumbles, the second of which he returned 15 yards for a touchdown in the last minute of the game when Dave Brown of the Dinosaurs attempted a long lateral only to have the ball die in the wind and drop into an open area of the field. Calagary quarterback Bob Torrance completed just 10 of 34 passes for 173 yards. Kris Thorsteinson led the Alberta rushing attack with 22 carries for 124 yards. The game was played at Clarke Stadium in Edmonton, the Golden Bears' first game in that stadium since 1982.

Baseball
The Toronto Blue Jays scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to defeat the second-place Baltimore Orioles 4-3 before 49,553 fans at SkyDome in Toronto, clinching the American League East Division pennant.

The Texas Rangers defeated the California Angels 2-0 before 34,910 fans at Anaheim Stadium as Nolan Ryan pitched a 3-hitter and struck out 13 to finish with 301 strikeouts for the season, the sixth time he’d reached that mark, but the first time since 1977.

20 years ago
1994


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Cotton Eye Joe--Rednex (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Saturday Night--Whigfield (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
André Michel Lwoff, 92
. French microbiologist. Dr. Lwoff shared the 1965 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with François Jacob and Jacques Monod "for their discoveries concerning genetic control of enzyme and virus synthesis."

Diplomacy
Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Albert Reynolds met Russian Deputy Prime Minister Oleg Soskovets rather than Russian President Boris Yeltsin in Shannon, County Limerick. Mr. Yeltsin supposedly overslept, although it was widely suspected that he wouldn't get off his plane because he was too drunk.

Protest
Supporters of the recently-deposed military junta in Haiti concluded two days of killing demonstrators who were supporting President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, with the body count reaching 16.

Law
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that a man accused of sexual assault could use the defense that he was too drunk to know what he was doing.

Labour
The National Hockey League postponed the start of the 1994-95 season for at least two weeks to deal with labour strife.

Football
CFL
Sacramento (6-6-1) 19 @ Saskatchewan (7-6) 16
British Columbia (9-3-1) 26 @ Edmonton (9-4) 24

Roman Anderson kicked 6 field goals and a single as the Gold Miners defeated the Roughriders before 23,669 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Saskatchewan running back Mike Saunders scored the game's only touchdown on a 30-yard pass from Warren Jones late in the 1st half. Dave Ridgway converted and added 3 field goals, 2 in the 4th quarter after the Gold Miners had taken a 19-10 lead.

Lui Passaglia kicked a field goal with 11 seconds remaining in regulation time to give the Lions their win over the Eskimos before 23,187 fans at Commonwealth Stadium. Mr. Passaglia's field goal was his fourth of the game. Sean Millington rushed 60 yards for the first B.C. touchdown, and quarterback Kent Austin rushed 1 yard for the Lions' other TD. Lucius Floyd scored the only Edmonton touchdown on a 10-yard pass from Damon Allen just 4:02 into the game. Sean Fleming converted and added 5 field goals, including one from 56 yards just before halftime. The other Edmonton points came on a safety touch when Mr. Passaglia was sacked in the end zone while trying to punt early in the 4th quarter. The game had been scheduled to be played on October 2, but had been moved up to accomodate the Rolling Stones concert several days hence.

10 years ago
2004


Died on this date
Jacques Levy, 69
. U.S. psychologist, theatre director, and songwriter. Dr. Levy was a clinical psychologist and English professor who directed several Broadway plays in the 1960s and co-wrote songs with artists such as Bob Dylan. He co-wrote several songs on Mr. Dylan's album Blood on the Tracks (1975), including Hurricane and Mozambique.

War
Israeli soldiers battled with Palestinian terrorists in a refugee camp in Gaza. 3 Israelis and nearly 30 Palestinians were killed in the worst fighting in two years.

Terrorism
41 people, at least 34 of them children, were killed when two car bombs exploded at the opening of a sewer plant in Iraq.

Politics and government
Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin asked Governor-General Adrienne Clarkson to extend her term by one year to September 2005, citing as his reason her potential role in a minority Parliament.

U.S. presidential candidates George W. Bush (Republican) and John Kerry (Democrat) engaged in their first of three debates, focusing on foreign affairs and the U.S. war in Iraq.

U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Tom DeLay (Republican--Texas) was rebuked by the House Ethics Committee for pressuring another representative to vote in favour of the Medicare bill.

Health
Merck & Company pulled Vioxx, its heavily-promoted arthritis drug, from the market after a study found that it doubled the risk of heart attacks and strokes. This blogger was once prescribed Vioxx for treatment of plantar fasciatis; the pain disappeared, but after three days, I became violently ill on Christmas Day, and was unable to go out for dinner.

Science
The first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat were taken 600 miles south of Tokyo.

Monday, 29 September 2014

September 29, 2014

650 years ago
1364


War
English forces defeat the French in the Battle of Auray in Brittany, ending the Breton War of Succession.

225 years ago
1789

Defense

The 1st United States Congress adjourned, but not beforepassing an act that transformed the Continental Army into the armed forces of the United States of America.

150 years ago
1864


War
In the U.S. Civil War, the Battle of Chaffin's Farm and New Market Heights was fought in Henrico County, Virginia, resulting in a Union victory.

100 years ago
1914


War
Arthur Currie, a militia commander from Victoria known for his artillery skills, was appointed to command the 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade.

80 years ago
1934


Baseball
The St. Louis Cardinals moved past the New York Giants into first place in the National League when they beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-1 behind Paul Dean's pitching at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, while the Giants lost 5-1 at the Polo Grounds in New York to the Brooklyn Dodgers, as Van Lingle Mungo pitched the complete game for the victory.

The New York Yankees and Washington Nationals split a doubleheader at Griffith Stadium in Washington. The Nationals won the first game 8-5 and the Yankees won the second game 9-6. Sid Cohen of the Nationals was the winning pitcher in the opener, picking up his first major league victory despite giving up a home run to Babe Ruth, which turned out to be the Babe's last American League home run.

70 years ago
1944


Died on this date
T.J. Wilkin
. U.K. police official. Mr. Wilkin, Assistant Police Superintendent in Jerusalem, was assassinated, allegedly by the Jewish terrorist group Irgun Zvai Leumi.

War
Canadian Defence Minister J.L. Ralston flew to Europe to check reports of Canadian infantry shortages. German forces were pushed back at opposite ends of the 460-mile western front--at Arnhem, Netherlands, and Belfort, France. Soviet troops extended their front along the Czech border to 170 miles and opened a new drive against the Tatar Pass through the Carpathian Mountains. Japanese troops landed on the coast of the Chinese province of Fukien and advanced on Foochow, the last big seaport in Chinese hands.

Diplomacy
The Russian phase of the Dumbarton Oaks conference ended with agreements on recommendations for the general framework of the organization and peacekeeping operations. China opened discussion with the U.K. and U.S.A.

Oil
The Mexican Senate approved a pact with the U.S.A. to settle the expropriation of U.S. oil property in Mexico in 1938, providing for a $23.9-million settlement to the companies.

Politics and government
U.S. Senator Joseph Ball (Republican--Minnesota) said that he would not support Republican Party candidate Thomas Dewey in his campaign for President of the United States because Mr. Dewey had not been convincing in his support of a U.S. foreign policy aimed at preventing World War III.

Economics and finance
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt made public a Victory in Europe Day program which would relax export controls after Germany's defeat; curtail the foreign procurement program; ease preclusive buying; speed reconstruction; and promote foreign trade.

Business
The Fisher Brothers, who recently quit General Motors, filed for incorporation in Michigan and Delaware.

Boxing
Willie Pep (79-1) retained his New York State Athletic Commission world featherweight title with a unanimous 15-round decision over Chalky Wright (153-35-18) at Madison Square Garden in New York.

60 years ago
1954


At the movies
The Barefoot Contessa, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, and Edmond O'Brien, opened in theatres.

Baseball
World Series
Cleveland Indians 2 @ New York Giants 5 (10 innings) (New York led best-of-seven series 1-0)

Pinch hitter Dusty Rhodes hit a 3-run home run off Bob Lemon in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Giants the win before 52,751 fans at the Polo Grounds. The game's most memorable play occurred in the top of the 8th inning when, with two runners on base, New York center fielder Willie Mays made a running catch with his back to home plate on a 450-foot blast by Cleveland Indians batter Vic Wertz.

50 years ago
1964


On television tonight
The Fugitive, starring David Janssen, on ABC
Tonight's episode: World's End, with guest stars Suzanne Pleshette, Carmen Mathews, and Dabney Coleman

Football
CFL
Toronto (3-6) 25 @ Calgary (7-4) 30

Jesse Branch returned a punt 105 yards for a touchdown, and several plays later, returned an interception to the Toronto 4-yard line to set up a touchdown run by Lovell Coleman, as the Stampeders defeated the Argonauts before 15,000 fans at McMahon Stadium.

40 years ago
1974


Politics and government
Portuguese leftists and provisional President General Antonio de Spinola reached a truce on measures to strengthen the country's democratization process.

Art
More than 10,000 people in Moscow attended the first officially-sanctioned show of modern art in the U.S.S.R. since the 1920s. Soviet authorities had broken up an exhibit on September 15 and had arrested participants and seized paintings, but had subsequently reversed their stand and returned most of the paintings.

Hockey
Canada (WHA) 4 Sweden 3 (Exhibition) @ Gothenburg

Frank Mahovlich scored the winning goal with less then 3 minutes left in the game to give the World Hockey Association's representatives the win before 12,273 fans. Bobby Hull, Mike Walton, and Gordie Howe scored in the 1st period to give Canada a 1-0 lead, but the Swedes tied the game on goals by Bjorn Johansson in the 2nd period and Tord Lundstrom and Mats Ahlberg in the 3rd. Gerry Cheevers and Don McLeod almost evenly split the goaltending duties for Canada, while Leif Holmqvist played the entire game in goal for Sweden.

Football
CFL
Toronto (4-7) 19 @ Ottawa (5-7) 7
Calgary (3-8) 10 @ Saskatchewan (6-6) 34
Hamilton (6-6) 10 @ British Columbia (7-4) 32

Toronto defensive back Wayne Allison returned an inteception 65 yards to set up a 7-yard pass from Mike Rae to Larry Simpson for the game's first touchdown in the 3rd quarter as the Argonauts defeated the defending Grey Cup champion Rough Riders before 18,902 fans at Lansdowne Park for their first win under head coach Joe Moss. Tim Anderson made an interception to set up the other touchdown, a 33-yard pass from Mr. Rae to Chuck Herd with 53 seconds left in the game. Mr. Herd led all receivers with 141 yards on 4 receptions. Ottawa's Art Green led all rushers with 70 yards, while Doyle Orange led the Argonauts with 57 yards.

Ron Lancaster completed 13 of 16 passes for 229 yards and 4 touchdowns to lead the Roughriders over the Stampeders before 17,168 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Mr. Lancaster's first 2 TD passes were to Rhett Dawson, playing his first CFL game, covering 5 and 59 yards. Bob Pearce and Tom Campana caught Mr. Lancaster's other touchdown passes. Saskatchewan fullback George Reed rushed 26 times for 121 yards to give him 1,065 yards for the season, marking the 10th time in 12 seasons that he'd hit the 1,000-yard mark. Calgary quarterback Peter Liske rushed 1 yard for the only Calgary touchdown in the 2nd quarter.

Monroe Eley rushed 14 times for 125 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown, and caught 3 passes for 113 yards, including a 92-yard touchdown pass from Don Moorhead, as the Lions beat the Tiger-Cats before 23,520 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver. Mr. Moorhead also completed a 68-yard touchdown pass to Jim Young, and handed off to Lou Harris for an 11-yard touchdown run. Garney Henley scored the only Hamilton touchdown on a 23-yard pass from Bill Etter in the 2nd quarter.

NFL
Atlanta (0-3) 13 @ New Orleans (1-2) 14
Baltimore (0-3) 10 @ Philadelphia (2-1) 30
Chicago (1-2) 7 @ Minnesota (3-0) 11
Cincinnati (2-1) 21 @ San Francisco (2-1) 3
Cleveland (1-2) 7 @ St. Louis (3-0) 29
Detroit (0-3) 19 Green Bay (2-1) 21 @ Milwaukee
Kansas City (2-1) 17 @ Houston (1-2) 7
Los Angeles (2-1) 14 @ New England (3-0) 20
Miami (2-1) 28 @ San Diego (1-2) 21
New York Giants (1-2) 14 @ Dallas (1-2) 6
New York Jets (1-2) 12 @ Buffalo (2-1) 16
Oakland (2-1) 17 @ Pittsburgh (1-1-1) 0

30 years ago
1984


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Friends--Amii Stewart (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (VRT Top 30): I Just Called To Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Careless Whisper--George Michael (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): I Just Called to Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: I Just Called to Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Let's Go Crazy--Prince and the Revolution

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Let's Go Crazy--Prince and the Revolution
2 Missing You--John Waite
3 She Bop--Cyndi Lauper
4 What's Love Got to Do with It--Tina Turner
5 Drive--The Cars
6 If This is It--Huey Lewis and the News
7 I Just Called to Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder
8 The Warrior--Scandal featuring Patty Smyth
9 The Glamorous Life--Sheila E.
10 Cover Me--Bruce Springsteen

Singles entering the chart were Out of Touch by Daryl Hall John Oates (#38); Cool it Now by New Edition (#65); Girls with Guns by Tommy Shaw (#68); It Ain't Enough by Corey Hart (#73); Teacher Teacher by 38 Special (#75); I Can't Drive 55 by Sammy Hagar (#76); The Allnighter by Glenn Frey (#80); and Love Kills by Freddie Mercury (#86).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Missing You--John Waite
2 What's Love Got to Do with It--Tina Turner
3 She Bop--Cyndi Lauper
4 The Warrior--Scandal featuring Patty Smyth
5 Ghostbusters--Ray Parker, Jr.
6 If This is It--Huey Lewis and the News
7 If Ever You're in My Arms--Peabo Bryson
8 Let's Go Crazy--Prince and the Revolution
9 Two Tribes--Frankie Goes to Hollywood
10 Drive--The Cars

Singles entering the chart were Out of Touch by Daryl Hall John Oates (#79); The War Song by Culture Club (#83); Nobody Loves Me Like You Do by Anne Murray and Dave Loggins (#94); On the Dark Side by John Cafferty (#95); and Strut by Sheena Easton (#97). On the Dark Side was from the movie Eddie and the Cruisers (1983).

Football
CFL
Montreal (5-6-1) 27 @ Calgary (5-8) 13

Turner Gill completed 10 of 18 passes for 154 yards--including a 14-yard touchdown pass to Nick Arakgi in the first quarter--and rushed for 30 yards to lead the Concordes. The only other Montreal touchdown was scored by cornerback Harry Skipper on a 69-yard interception return in the third quarter. Many of the 20,341 fans had left McMahon Stadium by the time the Stampeders scored 2 touchdowns in the last 3 minutes to make the score more respectable. Calgary quarterback Bernard Quarles threw touchdown passes to Michael Harper and Mike Levenseller. 2-point convert attempts after both touchdowns were unsuccessful.

25 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): On Our Own--Bobby Brown (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Lambada--Kaoma (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Gussie Busch, 90
. U.S. brewer. Mr. Busch was chairman of Anheuser-Busch Companies from 1946-1975, and owned the St. Louis Cardinals of major league baseball's National League from 1953 until his death.

Society
A United States Senate and House of Representatives conference committee rejected an attempt to forbid federal financing of art that violated certain moral standards. In June, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington had cancelled an exhibition of pornographic photographs by sodomite degenerate Robert Mapplethorpe, which was to be financed in part by the national Endowment for the Arts, whose appropriation bill was being considered by Congress. The Senate approved a proposal by Jesse Helms (Republican--North Carolina) to cut off grants for any art found to be "obscene or indecent" or that "denigrates religion or nonreligion." In rejecting Sen. Helms' proposal, the Senate and House conferees substituted a restriction that would prevent any art defined as obscene by a 1973 Supreme Court decision. Few serious works of art were likely to be rejected on that basis.

Adventure
Jeffrey Petkovich and Peter DeBernardi became the first people to survive going over Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls.

Politics and government
Canadian New Democratic Party leader Ed Broadbent, who had led the party since 1975, announced his retirement from politics.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (11-2) 33 @ Hamilton (8-5) 12

The Eskimos rushed for 302 yards, hitting the 300-yard mark for the second straight game, as they defeated the Tiger-Cats before 16,387 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Quarterback Tracy Ham carried 9 times for 150 yards, and Reggie Taylor picked up 101 yards on 19 carries. Mr. Ham threw 2 interceptions in the first 7 minutes and another later in the first half, but came back to throw second-half touchdown passes to Blake Marshall and Tom Richards. Mr. Marshall also rushed for 2 touchdowns; it was his second 3-touchdown game in 4 weeks. Although the Tiger-Cats jumped out to a 5-0 lead early in the game, the Eskimos dominated the play. Edmonton amassed 27 first downs to Hamilton's 9; 302 yards rushing to Hamilton's 9; and 392 yards net offense to Hamilton's 88. The only Tiger-Cat touchdown came on a 9-yard pass from backup quarterback Todd Dillon to Tony Champion in the fourth quarter. Three receivers played their first CFL games for the Eskimos: Randy Bec, Todd Smith, and Walter Murray.

20 years ago
1994


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Love is All Around--Wet Wet Wet

Died on this date
Cheb Hasni, 26
. Algerian singer. Mr. Hasni, a popular performer of Raï music, was murdered outside his parents' home in Oran, likely by Islamic fundamentalist extremists.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the gross domestic product had grown at an annual rate of 4.1% in the second quarter of 1994, compared with an annual rate of 3.3% in the first quarter.

10 years ago
2004


Space
The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passed within four lunar distances of Earth.

The Burt Rutan Ansari X Prize entry SpaceShipOne performed a successful flight, the first of two required to win the prize.

Terrorism
A judge in Yemen sentenced Abd al-Rahim and Jamal al-Badawi to death for plotting the 2000 attack on the American destroyer USS Cole.

Football
CFL
Calgary (3-12) 24 @ Toronto (8-5-1) 49

Michael Bishop threw 3 touchdown passes and Bashir Levingston returned a punt 85 yards for a touchdown as the Argonauts beat the Stampeders before 22,429 fans at SkyDome. The game marked the CFL debuts of Calgary running backs Joffrey Reynolds and Ronney Jenkins. Former Queen's University quarterback Tommy Denison dressed as the third-string quarterback for the Stampeders, but saw no action in his only CFL game.

Baseball
It was announced that the Montreal Expos would be moving to Washington, D.C. after the season, ending 36 years of major league baseball in Montreal. The team played its final home game, losing 9-1 to the Florida Marlins before 31,395 fans at Olympic Stadium. To rub salt into the wound, the 1994 Expos were saluted at the game--the team that had the best record in the major leagues at the time of the player strike in August ended the season. By the time play resumed in 1995, the best players had been sold or traded, and Montreal fans never did get to see their team in a World Series.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

September 28, 2014

130 years ago
1884

Baseball

In the Union Association, Ed Cushman pitched a no-hitter as the Milwaukee Cream Citys (also known as the Grays) blanked the Washington Nationals 5-0 at Wright Street Grounds in Milwaukee. It was just the Milwaukee team’s second game in the UA after moving from the Northwestern League to replace the departed Wilmington Quicksteps. The day before, they had beaten the Nationals 3-0, allowing just one hit.

125 years ago
1889


Born on this date
Jack Fournier
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Fournier was a first baseman with the Chicago White Sox (1912-1917); New York Yankees (1918); St. Louis Cardinals (1920-1922); Brooklyn Robins (1923-1926); and Boston Braves (1927), batting .313 with 136 home runs and 859 runs batted in in 1,530 games. He led the National League in home runs in 1924 with 27. Mr. Fournier died on September 5, 1973 at the age of 83.

Law
The first General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) defines the length of a metre as the distance between two lines on a standard bar of an alloy of platinum with ten percent iridium, measured at the melting point of ice.

100 years ago
1914


Born on this date
Maria Franziska von Trapp
. Austro-Hungarian-born U.S. singer. Miss Trapp was one of the Trapp Family Singers, who inspired the musical play and film The Sound of Music. The family fled to the United States in 1938 after the Nazi annexation of Austria. Maria, the last surviving member of the Trapp children, died on February 18, 1914 at the age of 99.

Died on this date
Richard Warren Sears, 50
. U.S. businessman. Mr. Sears founded the department store chain Sears, Roebuck and Company with his partner Alvah Curtis Roebuck in Chicago in 1893. Mr. Sears retired in 1908 and died of Bright's disease.

Football
SRFU
Moose Jaw (0-1) 5 @ Regina (1-0) 34

90 years ago
1924


Aviation
Two U.S. Army planes landed in Seattle after completing the first round-the-world-flight in 175 days.

80 years ago
1934


Baseball
The St. Louis Cardinals blanked the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 before just 6,500 fans at Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis to move into a tie for first place in the National League with the idle New York Giants. Dizzy Dean, pitching on just 2 days’ rest, earned his 29th win of the season.

75 years ago
1939


Diplomacy
A German-Soviet agreement divided Poland between Nazi Germany and the U.S.S.R.

Baseball
The Cincinnati Reds defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 before 17,521 fans at Crosley Field in Cincinnati to clinch their first National League pennant in 20 years. Paul Derringer picked up his 25th win of the season and singled in the winning run in the 6th inning. Harry Craft added a home run in the 9th for the Reds.

The New York Giants swept a doubleheader from the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 and 8-3 in a game called after 8 innings because of darkness before 3,000 fans at Shibe Park in Philadelphia as the teams set a record for a doubleheader with 13 double plays.

70 years ago
1944


War
Canadian forces took the citadel at Calais, France. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill told the House of Commons that several months of fighting in 1945 would be needed to defeat the Germans. Soviet units captured more than 50 localities--including Lode--in their drive on the Latvian capital of Riga. Soviet Army troops liberated Klooga concentration camp in Klooga, Estonia. In two days of air attacks, Allied planes reportedly sank or damaged 12 Japanese ships and five barges in the Philippines, Macassar Strait, and the NEI.

Terrorism
The Jewish organization Irgun Zvai Leumi attacked several police stations in various parts of Palestine.

U.S. Communist Political Action Committee President Earl Browder endorsed Franklin D. Roosevelt for a fourth term as President of the United States because he claimed that Republican Party candidate Thomas Dewey would permit Europe to plunge itself into civil war after the defeat of the Axis.

Labour
The United States Labor Department reported a total of 485 strikes in August, the highest in five years for any one month.

50 years ago
1964


Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Verde, Verde--Luis Aguilé

Died on this date
Harpo Marx, 75
. U.S. comedian. Born Adolph Marx (he later changed his first name to Arthur), Mr. Marx, the second-oldest of the Marx Brothers, was given his nickname because he played the harp. He was known for never speaking during the Marx Brothers' performances, and for wearing a blod wig and an overcoat full of various props, such as a bicycle horn.

Space
The mission of the Soviet satellite Cosmos 26 ended, more than six months after launch.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (5-3-1) 43 @ Edmonton (2-8) 14

Art Baker scored 2 touchdowns and Bob Gaiters, Willie Bethea, Frank Cosentino, and Hal Patterson also scored TDs for the Tiger-Cats as they routed the Eskimos before 13,000 fans at Clarke Stadium. Hamilton held quarter leads of 14-1, 22-1, and 36-1, increasing their lead to 43-1 in the 4th quarter before Edmonton backup quarterback Bill Redell passed to Tommy-Joe Coffey for a touchdown and rushed for another TD himself.

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): Rock Your Baby--George McCrae (7th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Kung Fu Fighting--Carl Douglas (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Rock Me Gently--Andy Kim

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Rock Me Gently--Andy Kim
2 I Honestly Love You--Olivia Newton-John
3 Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe--Barry White
4 Then Came You--Dionne Warwick and the Spinners
5 Nothing from Nothing--Billy Preston
6 I Shot the Sheriff--Eric Clapton
7 Earache My Eye (Featuring Alice Bowie)--Cheech & Chong
8 Hang on in There Baby--Johnny Bristol
9 Beach Baby--First Class
10 You Haven't Done Nothin'--Stevie Wonder

Singles entering the chart were Whatever Gets You Thru the Night by John Lennon with the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band (#75); Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy) by Al Green (#79); My Country by Jud Strunk (#88); Let's Straighten it Out by Latimore (#89); When Will I See You Again by the Three Degrees (#90); I Can Help by Billy Swan (#94); Pretzel Logic by Steely Dan (#99); and Devotion by Earth, Wind & Fire (#100).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Another Saturday Night--Cat Stevens
2 I Shot the Sheriff--Eric Clapton
3 Hang on in There Baby--Johnny Bristol
4 I'm Leaving it (All) Up to You--Donny and Marie Osmond
5 Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe--Barry White
6 Clap for the Wolfman--The Guess Who
7 I Honestly Love You--Olivia Newton-John
8 Beach Baby--First Class
9 Rock Me Gently--Andy Kim
10 Then Came You--Dionne Warwick and the Spinners

Singles entering the chart were Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues) by Three Dog Night (#65); Back Home Again by John Denver (#66); Just One Look by Anne Murray (#75); After the Goldrush by Prelude (#76); Distant Lover by Marvin Gaye (#79); Live it Up (Part 1) by the Isley Brothers (#86); The Black-Eyed Boys by Paper Lace (#87); You Can't Go Halfway by Johnny Nash (#91); So You are a Star by the Hudson Brothers (#93); Just My Way by Diamondback (#94); Love Don't Love Nobody (Part 1) by the Spinners (#95); Give Me a Reason to Be Gone by Maureen McGovern (#96); Honey Honey by Sweet Dreams (#98); Long Long Way by Ian Thomas (#99); and Overnight Sensation (Hit Record) by Raspberries (#100).

Calgary's top 10
1 I Honestly Love You--Olivia Newton-John (4th week at #1)
2 Beach Baby--First Class
3 I Shot the Sheriff--Eric Clapton
4 Another Saturday Night--Cat Stevens
5 Tell Me Something Good--Rufus
6 It's Only Rock and Roll (But I Like It)--Rolling Stones
7 Eyes of Silver--The Doobie Brothers
8 Forever and Ever--Keith Hampshire
9 Sideshow--Blue Magic
10 Sweet Home Alabama--Lynyrd Skynyrd
Pick hit of the week: Jazzman--Carole King

Diplomacy
U.S. Senators Jacob Javits (Democrat--New York) and Claiborne Pell (Democrat--Rhode Island), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who had flown to Cuba the previous day against the wishes of the U.S. State Department, met with Cuban Foreign Minister Raul Roa and President Osvaldo Dorticos Torrado to discuss the possibility of renewing U.S.-Cuban relations, broken since 1961. After meeting for three hours with Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, the senators said that they believed that Mr. Castro was "interested--that is our impression--in working toward better relations with the United States, a normalization of relations.

Economics and finance
U.S. President Gerald Ford ended a two-day national conference on inflation by saying that he would move quickly to present "a coherent and consistent" policy to fight "stagflation," the joint threat of inflation and economic recession. He also announced the creation of an Economic Policy Board to consolidate and coordinate the administration's economic efforts. Treasury Secretary William Simon was named to chair the board. Mr. Ford also established a White House Labor-Management Committee and named Princeton University economics professor Albert Rees to head his newly-established Council on Wage and Price Stability.

Football
CFL
Montreal (7-4) 15 @ Winnipeg (5-5) 24

Jim Washington rushed for 149 yards, including a 41-yard touchdown, in his first CFL game and Paul Williams returned a kickoff 109 yards for a touchdown, to help the Blue Bombers defeat the Alouettes before 23,126 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Brian Jack scored the other Winnipeg touchdown on a 1-yard pass from Chuck Ealey. Montreal quarterback Jimmy Jones rushed 7 yards for a touchdown and passed 15 yards to Peter Dalla Riva for another TD, but completed only 9 of 21 passes and threw 2 interceptions. Montreal fullback Steve Ferrughelli rushed for 117 yards, while teammate Johnny Rodgers rushed for 81 yards and added 92 yards receiving. Montreal kicker Don Sweet (2) and Winnipeg kicker Walt McKee (1) combined to miss the game's first 3 converts.

Baseball
Nolan Ryan pitched his third career major league no-hitter as the California Angels blanked the Minnesota Twins 4-0 before 10,872 fans at Anaheim Stadium.

Billy Williams hit his 16th home run of the season and his 392nd and last with the Chicago Cubs as the Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-3 before 13,867 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago in the NBC Game of the Week. Mr. Williams, who had been with the Cubs since 1960, joined the Oakland Athletics in 1975. St. Louis infielder Ron Hunt flied out to right field as a pinch hitter in the 7th inning, and it proved to be the last appearance of his 12-year major league career.

30 years ago
1984


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Two Tribes--Frankie Goes to Hollywood (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): I Just Called to Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder

#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): I Just Called to Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder (3rd week at #1)

Diplomacy
U.S. President Ronald Reagan met with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko in New York. The meeting was described in diplomatic language ass "forceful and direct." Mr. Reagan reportedly called for more top-level meetings between American and Soviet leaders, but no known progress was made on issues dividing the superpowers.

Politics and government
U.S. President Ronald Reagan telephoned ex-President Jimmy Carter to say that he had not meant to suggest that Mr. Carter or his administration was responsible for the bombing of the U.S. embassy in Beirut on September 20. Mr. Reagan had blamed the bombing as being in part the result of "the near destruction of our intelligence capability" in the years preceding his administration.

Labour
A high court judge in Britain ruled that the nationwide miners’ strike was illegal because a ballot was never held.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (9-3) 34 @ Edmonton (6-6) 32

Lui Passaglia kicked a 54-yard field goal with 39 seconds remaining to put the Lions ahead 34-31, and Dave Cutler missed a field goal attempt on the last play that would have given the Eskimos a tie in front of 47,015 fans at Commonwealth Stadium. Mr. Passaglia’s winning field goal came less than a minute and a half after the Eskimos had tied the game on a converted touchdown by Neil Lumsden. B.C. quarterback Roy Dewalt passed for 479 yards and 4 touchdowns: 2 to Ned Armour, and one each to John Pankratz, and Ron Robinson. Mr. Robinson, whose scoring play covered 75 yards, led with 8 catches for 175 yards. Edmonton quarterback Matt Dunigan completed 23 of 39 passes for 399 yards. The Lions were leading 24-9 midway through the third quarter when Edmonton quarterback Mr. Dunigan completed a short pass to Chris Woods, who turned it into an 81-yard touchdown. Mr. Dunigan ran for a 2-point convert on a terrific effort. A few plays later Mr. Dewalt fumbled when hit by Eskimo linebacker Danny Bass, and fellow Eskimo Tony Anglin recovered at the B.C. 14-yard line. Mr. Dunigan promptly ran for a touchdown, converted by Mr. Cutler, to tie the game 24-24. Mr. Pankratz’s touchdown on the last play of the third quarter restored the Lions’ lead.

Baseball
The Kansas City Royals defeated the Oakland Athletics 6-5 before 11,395 fans at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum to clinch the American League West Division pennant, becoming the first pennant-winner to score fewer runs than their opponents over the course of the season.

The St. Louis Cardinals scored 3 runs in the top of the 10th inning to defeat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 before 31,021 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Joaquin Andujar gave up just 2 hits in 9 innings, and improved his record for the season to 20-14. Bruce Sutter came on in the 10th and tied a major league record with his 45th save of the season.

The Cleveland Indians, trailing 10-0 after 2 1/2 innings, scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning, 7 in the 6th, and 1 each in the 8th and 9th innings to defeat the Minnesota Twins 11-10 before 6,106 fans at Cleveland Stadium.

25 years ago
1989

Died on this date
Ferdinand Marcos, 72
. President of the Philippines, 1965-1986. Mr. Marcos served in the Philippines’ House of Representatives from 1949-1959, and in the Senate from 1959-1965. He switched from the Liberal to the Nationalist party in 1965, and was elected president. He was re-elected in 1969 after initiating military strikes against Communist insurgents and Muslim rebels. Mr. Marcos declared martial law in 1972 and assumed virtually dictatorial powers in 1973 with a new constitution. After the assassination of opposition leader Benigno Aquino in 1983 and a re-election win over Mr. Aquino’s widow Corazon in 1986 that was believed to be the result of fraud, protests drove Mr. Marcos into exile. He died in Honolulu while he and his wife Imelda were facing charges of embezzlement in the United States.

Politics and government
With Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev present in Ukraine, the Ukrainian Communist Party replaced the party boss who had been trying to cope with the rising nationalist sentiment there.

Disasters
The United States Congress approved $1.1 billion in emergency aid for areas affected by Hurricane Hugo, but many complained that the government was slow to respond effectively to the destruction.

20 years ago
1994


On television tonight
Baseball, on PBS
Tonight's episode: Ninth Inning: Home

Diplomacy
Russian President Boris Yeltsin and U.S. President Bill Clinton concluded two days of talks in Washington. They agreed to speed up implementation of the Second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).

Politics and government
The Haitian parliament convened, with supporters of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide divided over the issue of granting amnesty to his opponents. 15,679 American military personnel were now deployed in Haiti.

Disasters
852 people--most of them Swedish passengers--were killed when the ferry MS Estonia sank in the Baltic Sea while sailing from Estonia to Sweden.

10 years ago
2004


Died on this date
Kyle MacDonnell, 82
. U.S. singer and actress. Miss MacDonnell was the biggest female star in the early years of American television, starring in the variety series For Your Pleasure (1948; 1949) and Girl About Town (1948-1949) and appearing as a panelist on several game shows. Opportunities for her in television gradually declined, and she retired from show business in the mid-1950s, with the exception of a brief comeback in 1959.

Oil
The price of crude oil in the United States hit $50 per barrel for the first time in history, amid fears of disruptions to shipments around the world.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

September 27, 2014

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Berenice Jimenez!

500 years ago
1514


Americana
The Spanish crown granted explorer Juan Ponce de León a second patent to settle the islands of Bimini and Florida.

160 years ago
1854


Disasters
The U.S. steamship SS Arctic, sank with 300 people on board, four hours after colliding with the French steamer Vesta off the coast of Newfoundland while en route from New York to Liverpool.

90 years ago
1924


Football
ARU
Calgary (0-1) 5 @ Edmonton (1-0) 6

Blake Brunson scored a safety touch and rouge as the Eskimos edged the 50th Battalion at Diamond Park. Miles Palmer also scored a safety touch for the Eskimos, and Mr. Burnett added a rouge.

75 years ago
1939

War

Warsaw surrendered after weeks of resistance to invading forces from Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.

70 years ago
1944


Died on this date
Aimee Semple McPherson, 53
. Canadian-born U.S. evangelist. Mrs. McPherson, born Aimee Elizabeth Kennedy on a farm in Salford, Ontario, was brought up in the Salvation Army and converted to Pentecostalism in her teens. She married Pentecostal missionary Robert Semple when she was 17. Mr. Semple died in 1910, and Aimee's later marriages, to Harold McPherson and David Hutton, ended in divorce in 1921 and 1934, respectively. Mrs. McPherson founded Angelus Temple in Los Angeles, which opened in 1923; the church evolved into the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. Mrs. McPherson pioneered the use of radio for evangelism, and was a forerunner of modern televangelists. She was accused of faking her own kidnapping in 1926, but a grand jury investigation resulted in all charges being dropped. Mrs. McPherson died of an apparently accidental overdose of sleeping pills, 12 days before her 54th birthday.

War
More than 1,100 U.S. bombers attacked railway and industrial targets in Germany at Cologne, Mainz, Ludwigshafen, and Kassel, resulting in the largest loss by a U.S. Army Air Forces group on any mission in World War II. An Allied assault in the Adriatic resulted in the German evacuation of the Albanian coastal road, and the Yugoslavian partisan occupation of Paga Island. Italian Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs Visconti Giovanni said in Rome that Italy considered itself at war with Japan, although no formal declaration of war had been made.

Diplomacy
Talks between Mohandas Gandhi and Mohammed Ali Jinnah aimed at settling differences between Hindus and Muslims in India broke down, although both men said they would meet again.

Oil
Ecuador cancelled the oil concessions to the German-controlled company known as Ecuapetrol, and transferred the concession to an Anglo-American group.

Economics and finance
U.S. Office of War Mobilization Director James Byrnes said that government control of prices, wages, and rationing must remain until after the total defeat of the enemy, otherwise rampant inflation would ruin plans for postwar recovery.

Football
Manitoba Armed Services Senior Football League
Bombing and Gunnery School (MacDonald) (0-1) 0 @ Wireless School (Winnipeg) (1-0) 15

Harry Winters scored 2 touchdowns and Paul Plantz added another TD as Wireless blanked Bombing and Gunnery at Osborne Stadium in Winnipeg. This was the first game for the MASSFL, the only senior-level league operating in western Canada in 1944.

60 years ago
1954


On television tonight
Tonight, hosted by Steve Allen, made its debut on NBC.

Diplomacy
Japanese Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida arrived in Ottawa to begin a two-day visit to Canada.

Football
WIFU
Winnipeg (6-3-2) 6 @ Calgary (5-5) 4
Saskatchewan (6-3-2) 8 @ Edmonton (4-4) 6

Winnipeg quarterback Jack Jacobs completed a 45-yard touchdown pass to Neill Armstrong late in the 4th quarter to give the Blue Bombers their win over the Stampeders before 12,000 fans on a rainy night at Mewata Stadium.

Joe Aguirre's field goal in the 4th quarter gave the Roughriders their win over the Eskimos before 15,161 fans on a rainy night at Clarke Stadium. Sully Glasser scored the lone Saskatchewan touchdown, while Rollie Miles rushed 15 yards for the Edmonton touchdown, converted by Bob Dean.

50 years ago
1964


Crime
The Warren Commission report concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in assassinating U.S. President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, and found no evidence of a conspiracy.

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: Kissin' in the Back Row of the Movies--The Drifters

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Rock Your Baby--George McCrae (5th week at #1)

Terrorism
Armed Dominican leftists in Santo Domingo calling themselves "The Freedom Movement of 12th January" seized Barbara Hutchison, director of the U.S. Information Service in the Dominican Republic, and then seized the Venezuelan embassy, taking seven more hostages. They announced that they had planted bombs in the embassy and would blow it up unless the U.S. paid $1 million in ransom, and 38 prisoners were released from Dominican jails. One hostage escaped the next day.

Protest
The Portuguese left won a major victory by forcing provisional President General Antonio de Spinola and his conservative supporters to cancel a mass demonstration in Lisbon.

Hockey
Canada (WHA) 8 Finland 3 (Exhibition) @ Helsinki

Andre Lacroix and Frank Mahovlich each scored 2 goals as the World Hockey Association's representatives of Canada defeated Finland before 6,943 fans. Ralph Backstrom, Gordie Howe, Rejean Houle, and Tom Webster scored the other Canadian goals. Lasse Oksanen, Seppo Ahokainen, and Seppo Lindstrom scored for Finland. Canada led 3-0 after 1 period and 4-1 after 2 periods. Gilles Gratton and Don McLeod shared the goaltending for Canada, while Jorma Valtonen played the entire game in goal for Finland.

25 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Ehtaa tavaraa (80-luvun tykki)--Bat & Ryyd (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Jag mår illa--Magnus Uggla (2nd week at #1)

20 years ago
1994


On television tonight
Baseball, on PBS
Tonight's episode: Eighth Inning: A Whole New Ball Game

World events
U.S. forces in Haiti took control of the parliament building and began paying Haitians to turn in guns in order to reduce gunfire in the streets.

Diplomacy
Russian President Boris Yeltsin began two days of talks in Washington with U.S. President Bill Clinton.

Politics and government
More than 350 Republican candidates for the United States House of Representatives signed the "Contract with America," a 10-point platform they pledged to enact if voters sent a Republican majority to the House in the November 1994 elections.

Defense
The United States Navy closed its submarine detection base at Argentia, Newfoundland, the last U.S. military base in Canada.

Friday, 26 September 2014

September 26, 2014

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Jennifer Korchinski!

225 years ago
1789

Politics and government

Thomas Jefferson was appointed America's first Secretary of State, while John Jay was appointed the first Chief Justice of the United States; Samuel Osgood was appointed the first United States Postmaster General; and Edmund Randolph was appointed the first United States Attorney General in the administration of President George Washington.

110 years ago
1904


Politics and government
Albert Henry George, Earl Grey, was appointed Governor-General of Canada, to take office on December 10, 1904.

100 years ago
1914


Born on this date
Jack LaLanne
. U.S. fitness expert. Mr. LaLanne promoted the benefits of a healthy diet and exercise for 75 years. He opened his first gym in 1936, hosted his own television program from 1953-1985, and was still performing his daily exercise routine the day before his death at the age of 96 on January 23, 2011.

Economics and finance
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission was established by the Federal Trade Commission Act.

Football
MRFU
Winnipeg Tigers (1-0) 15 Winnipeg Rowing Club (0-1) 11

80 years ago
1934


Transportation
The British ocean liner RMS Queen Mary was christened by Queen Mary herself and launched from John Brown & Company Shipbuilding and Engineering shipyard at Clydebank, Scotland.

Boxing
Joe Louis (7-0) won a 10-round decision over Adolph Wiater (16-2-1) in a heavyweight bout at Arcadia Gardens in Chicago.

75 years ago
1939


War
The British government asked Canada to train Commonwealth airmen.

70 years ago
1944


War
British and Polish soldiers withdrew from Arnhem south across the Rhine, unsuccessfully concluding Operation Market Garden in the Netherlands. On the central front of the Gothic Line in Italy, Brazilian troops controlled the Serchio valley region after ten days of fighting against the Germans. german forces evacuated Riga, Latvia as four Soviet columns converged on the city. U.S. Marines controlled all but a small portion of Palau, where they had isolated Japanese forces in the Umurgrogol Mountains.

Diplomacy
The government of Argentina informed the United Kingdom that war criminals would be barred from Argentina and prohibited from depositing funds or acquiring property.

U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull stated that effective October 1, U.S. ships would no longer pick up cargoes in Argentine ports.

60 years ago
1954


Disasters
The Japanese rail ferry Tōya Maru sank during a typhoon in Japan's Tsugaru Strait, killing a reported 1,153.

Football
ORFU
Sarnia (4-2) 9 @ Toronto (0-5) 7

Baseball
The Philadelphia Athletics amassed 16 hits as they defeated the New York Yankees 8-6 before 11,670 fans at Yankee Stadium in the Athletics' final game before moving to Kansas City after 54 years in Philadelphia. Art Ditmar pitched 5 1/3 innings to get his first major league win, while Tommy Byrne pitched 5 innings in taking the loss.

50 years ago
1964


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): I Should Have Known Better/If I Fell--The Beatles (4th week at #1)

#1 single in France: Vous Permettez Monsieur?--Salvatore Adamo

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): In ginocchio da te--Gianni Morandi (11th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Das kommt vom Rudern, das kommt vom Segeln--Peter Lauch & Die Regenpfeifer (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): I'm Into Something Good--Herman's Hermits (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Pretty Woman--Roy Orbison

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Pretty Woman--Roy Orbison
2 Bread and Butter--The Newbeats
3 The House of the Rising Sun--The Animals
4 Do Wah Diddy Diddy--Manfred Mann
5 G.T.O.--Ronny and the Daytonas
6 Where Did Our Love Go--The Supremes
7 Remember (Walking in the Sand)--The Shangri-Las
8 Dancing in the Street--Martha and the Vandellas
9 Save it for Me--The 4 Seasons
10 It Hurts to Be in Love--Gene Pitney

Singles entering the chart were Cousin of Mine (#69)/That's Where it's At (#78) by Sam Cooke; I Like It by Gerry and the Pacemakers (#80); Lumberjack by Brook Benton (#82); I Wanna Be with You by Nancy Wilson (#83); All Cried Out by Dusty Springfield (#84); Teen Beat '65 by Sandy Nelson (#85); I've Got Sand in My Shoes by the Drifters (#88); Funny Girl by Barbra Streisand (#91); It's All Over by Ben E. King (#93); Baby Be Mine by the Jelly Beans (#95); So Long Dearie by Louis Armstrong (#97); If You Want This Love by Sonny Knight (#98); and The Clock by Baby Washington (#100). Funny Girl was the title song of the Broadway musical.

On television tonight
The Outer Limits, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Cold Hands, Warm Heart, starring William Shatner and Geraldine Brooks

Football
CFL
Montreal (3-5) 16 @ Ottawa (6-2-1) 16
Toronto (3-5) 36 @ Winnipeg (1-9-1) 24
Edmonton (2-7) 11 @ Saskatchewan (7-3) 20
Hamilton (4-3-1) 16 @ British Columbia (6-0-3) 16

Russ Jackson completed a 79-yard touchdown pass to Whit Tucker and Moe Racine kicked a convert and 3 field goals as the Rough Riders edged the Alouettes before 21,296 fans at Lansdowne Park. George Dixon scored both Montreal touchdowns on rushes of 76 and 10 yards.

Jackie Parker completed 14 of 20 passes for 239 yards to lead the Argonauts over the Blue Bombers before 14,342 fans at Winnipeg Stadium.

George Reed and Jim Worden scored touchdowns for the Roughriders in their win over the Eskimos before 13,600 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Gerry James added 2 converts and a field goal for Saskatchewan. Butch Pressley scored the only Edmonton touchdown.

Don Sutherin kicked the tying field goal late in the game for the Tiger-Cats as they came back from a 16-4 deficit to score 12 points in the 4th quarter before 37,006 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver, the largest crowd to see a regular season CFL game to date. The Hamilton rally began when B.C. punter Neal Beaumont conceded a safety touch. With just over 3 minutes remaining in the game, Hamilton quarterback Bernie Faloney led his team downfield and scored a touchdown, with Mr. Sutherin converting to make the score 16-13.

Canadian university
Pre-season
Toronto 16 @ Alberta at Edmonton (2-0) 25

5,574 fans saw the Golden Bears defeat the Varsity Blues at Clarke Stadium.

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): 19 Men--Dermot Hegarty (3rd week at #1)

Politics and government
The United States Senate Rules Committee concluded public hearings on the nomination of former New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller as Vice President of the United States. Mr. Rockefeller had been nominated by President Gerald Ford to fill the vacancy created when Mr. Ford succeeded to the presidency on August 9, 1974 upon the resignation of Richard Nixon.

Football
WFL
Chicago (7-6) 0 @ Florida (9-4) 29

30 years ago
1984


Died on this date
John Facenda, 71
. U.S. broadcaster. Mr. Facenda was a radio and television newscaster in Philadelphia for many years before being hired by the National Football League in 1965 as the narrator for NFL Films, where his baritone voice and dramatic reading style earned him the nickname "The Voice of God."

Paquirri, 36. Spanish bullfighter. Born Francisco Rivera Pérez, Paquirri died after baing gored by a bull named Avispado in Pozoblanco, Córdoba.

Abominations
The United Kingdom and China finalized an agreement to hand control of Hong Kong to China in 1997, ending 150 years of British rule.

Politics and government
U.S. President Ronald Reagan said that "the near destruction of our intelligence capability" in the years preceding his administration had been in part to blame for the bombing of the American embassy in Beirut on September 20.

Diplomacy
Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko and United States Secretary of State George Shultz met in New York.

Health
The United States Senate approved compromise legislation providing for stronger health warnings on cigarette packages and advertising.

25 years ago
1989


World events
Vietnam completed withdrawal of its military forces from Cambodia after 11 years of occupation. In Phnom Penh, Heng Samrin, general secretary of the Cambodian Communist Party, called on his countrymen to unite to fight the Khmer Rouge, who still threatened the government.

Diplomacy
Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze, addressing the United Nations General Assembly, proposed to ban production of the most advanced types of chemical weapons.

Baseball
The Chicago Cubs edged the Montreal Expos 3-2 before 11,615 fans at Olympic Stadium in Montreal to clinch the National League East Division pennant. Greg Maddux won the pitchers' duel with Dennis Martinez.

20 years ago
1994


Hit parade
Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 I'll Make Love to You--Boyz II Men
2 All I Wanna Do--Sheryl Crow
3 Could I Be Your Girl--Jann Arden
4 Jane--Barenaked Ladies
5 You Better Wait--Steve Perry
6 Lucky One--Amy Grant
7 Love is Strong--Rolling Stones
8 The Way She Loves Me--Richard Marx
9 Stay (I Missed You)--Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories
10 Circle of Life--Elton John

Singles entering the chart were Always by Bon Jovi (#86); Body and Soul by Anita Baker (#90); Wonder Where and Why by Kim Mitchell (#93); Red Rain by Peter Gabriel (#94); (I Could Only) Whisper Your Name by Harry Connick, Jr. (#96); No More Doggin' by Colin James (#97); Fell on Black Days by Soundgarden (#98); and Which Way Does the River Run by Lennie Gallant (#99).

On television tonight
Baseball, on PBS
Tonight's episode: Seventh Inning: The Capital of Baseball

At the movies
This blogger, with enjoyable female company, attended an Edmonton preview screening of Quiz Show, which had opened in theatres in other locations on September 14.

Politics and government
Jacques Parizeau was Premier of Quebec, his Parti Quebecois having defeated the incumbent Liberals under Premier Daniel Johnson in the recent provincial election.

Diplomacy
Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, U.S. President Bill Clinton announced that the U.S. would lift most of its unilateral sanctions against Haiti. Russian President Boris Yeltsin also addressed the General Assembly and defended Russia's right to maintain troops in some former Soviet republics.

Crime
Jury selection began in Los Angeles in the trial of former U.S. football star O.J. Simpson for the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.

10 years ago
2004


Died on this date
Amjad Hussain Farooqi
. Pakistani terrorist. Mr. Farooqi, who was linked to al-Qaeda and believed to have organized two assassination attempts on Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, was reported killed by Pakistani officials.

Disasters
Hurricane Jeanne pounded Florida.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

September 25, 2014

225 years ago
1789


Law
The first United States Congress adopted 12 amendments to the Constitution and sent them to the states for ratification. The first 10 became the Bill of Rights.

125 years ago
1889

Baseball

The Brotherhood of Professional Base Ball Players' organizational plan for a new Players' League was leaked to the press in New York. It called for clubs to be owned jointly by players and capitalists.

100 years ago
1914


Football
Coach Deacon White joined several prominent players in jumping from the Edmonton Eskimos to the Edmonton Civics of the Edmonton city league, resulting in the essential disbanding of the Eskimos for the 1914 season. As a result, the only teams in the upcoming season would be the University of Alberta and the Civics, who had won the city's intermediate championship in 1913, and had decided to move up to the senior ranks for 1914.

80 years ago
1934

Baseball

The St. Louis Cardinals moved to within 1 game of the National League-leading New York Giants with a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, while the Giants lost 4-0 to the Philadelphia Phillies at the Polo Grounds in New York. Dizzy Dean earned his 28th win of the season for the Cardinals, but lost the shutout in the 9th inning when Arky Vaughan hit a 2-run home run.

18-year-old Phil Cavaretta, a Chicago native, made his major league debut with his hometown Cubs at Wrigley Field; he hit a home run for the game’s only run in a 1-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds, added 2 bases on balls and a stolen base, and cleanly handled 12 chances at first base. Guy Bush pitched the shutout.

Vito Tamulis of the New York Yankees made his major league debut, pitching a 7-hitter in blanking the Philadelphia Athletics 5-0 at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. Mr. Tamulis also went 1 for 4 at bat. Yankees’ first baseman Lou Gehrig played his 1,500th consecutive game.

75 years ago
1939


Baseball
The New York Giants edged the Boston Bees 6-5 before 1,125 fans at the Polo Ground in New York. Bees’ outfielder Johnny Cooney hit his second home run in as many games; oddly, they were the only home runs Mr. Cooney ever hit in a major league career that spanned 20 seasons and 1,172 games. Boston catcher Al Lopez hit a 3-run homer in the top of the 9th inning to give the Bees a 5-3 lead, but the Giants rallied for 3 in the bottom of the 9th to win the game.

70 years ago
1944


On the radio
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, on MBS
Tonight's episode: The Vampire of Cadiz

Movies
Film Daily announced that a poll of U.S. newspaper, magazine, syndicate, and radio movie critics and editors had resulted in Henry King being chosen the best director of 1943-44 for The Song of Bernadette (1943).

War
Soviet troops swept down the northwestern Estonian coast and captured the port of Haapsalu, leaving Virtsu as the only Estonian port open to the Germans. Yuguslavian partisans took the vital Bosnian centre of Banja Luka on the outskirts of Belgrade.

Politics and government
Republican Party presidential candidate Thomas Dewey closed his western tour in Oklahoma City, accusing President Franklin D. Roosevelt of resorting to mudslinging tactics in order to cover "a desperately bad record" for which America had to pay "a desperately high price."

Academia
Harvard University Medical School announced that women would be accepted as students, beginning in the fall of 1945.

60 years ago
1954


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Three Coins in the Fountain--Frank Sinatra; The Four Aces

#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Hey There--Rosemary Clooney (Best Seller--1st week at #1); Sh-Boom--The Crew-Cuts (Disc Jockey--8th week at #1; Jukebox--6th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Hey There--Rosemary Clooney
--Sammy Davis, Jr.
2 Sh-Boom--The Crew-Cuts
--The Chords
3 Skokiaan--Ralph Marterie and his Orchestra
--Bulawayo Sweet Rhythms Band
--The Four Lads
4 The High and the Mighty--Les Baxter and his Orchestra
--LeRoy Holmes and his Orchestra
--Victor Young and his Orchestra
--Johnny Desmond
5 The Little Shoemaker--The Gaylords
--Hugo Winterhalter and his Orchestra
6 If I Give My Heart to You--Doris Day
--Denise Lor
--Connee Boswell
--Dinah Shore
7 I Need You Now--Eddie Fisher
8 This Ole House--Rosemary Clooney
9 In the Chapel in the Moonlight--Kitty Kallen
10 Little Things Mean a Lot--Kitty Kallen

Singles entering the chart were Papa Loves Mambo by Perry Como (#29); Muskrat Ramble, with versions by the McGuire Sisters and the Matys Brothers (#39); St. Louis Blues Mambo by Richard Maltby and his Orchestra (#41); Yearning (Just For You) by Georgie Shaw (#42); Mood Indigo by the Norman Petty Trio (#45); and Uno by Tony Martin (#50).

On the radio
Escape, on CBS
Tonight's episode: The Heart of Kali

This was the last episode of the series, which had been airing on CBS since 1947.

On television tonight
The Jackie Gleason Show, on CBS

Tonight's show featured one of this blogger's favourite "lost" Honeymooners' skits, Ralph's Sweet Tooth.

Football
IRFU
Toronto (3-3) 7 @ Montreal (5-1) 28
Hamilton (3-3) 38 @ Ottawa (1-5) 12

WIFU
Saskatchewan (5-3-2) 10 @ Calgary (5-4) 18
Winnipeg (5-3-2) 8 @ Edmonton (4-3) 12

ORFU-university (Exhibition)
Toronto Balmy Beach 12 @ University of Toronto 29
Sarnia 24 @ University of Western Ontario 7

Canadian university-college (Exhibition)
Ontario Agricultural College 1 @ Queen's University 14

Jackie Parker and Bernie Faloney scored touchdowns for the Eskimos in their win over the Blue Bombers at Clarke Stadium.

50 years ago
1964


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): I Won't Forget You--Jim Reeves (7th week at #1)

Edmonton's top 10 (CJCA)
1 Pretty Woman--Roy Orbison (3rd week at #1)
2 Do Wah Diddy Diddy--Manfred Mann
3 In the Misty Moonlight--Jerry Wallace
4 Last Kiss--J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers
5 G.T.O.--Ronny and the Daytonas
6 Slow Down/Matchbox--The Beatles
7 It Hurts to Be in Love--Gene Pitney
8 Haunted House--Jumpin' Gene Simmons
9 Father Sebastian--The Ramblers
10 Baby I Need Your Lovin'--Four Tops
Pick hit of the week: I've Got Sand in My Shoes--The Drifters
New this week: Las Vegas Scene--Wes Dakus
20-75--Willie Mitchell
Hugo--Linda Hall
I Don't Wanna Know--The Mugwumps
Up Above My Heart--Al Hirt
I'm Crying--The Animals

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

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: Rock Your Baby--George McCrae (3rd week at #1)

On television tonight
Sons and Daughters, on CBS
Tonight's episode: The Runner

Law
In Columbus, Georgia, U.S. District Court Judge J. Robert Elliott overturned the conviction of U.S. Army Lieutenant William Calley for his role in the massare of civilians in the South Vietnamese hamlet of My Lai on March 16, 1968, and ordered Lt. Calley released "forthwith" from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. In the decision, Judge Elliott ruled that "massive adverse pretrial publicity" had made a fair trial impossible. He also contended that the charges in the case had been "improperly drawn and illegally used," and that Lt. Calley had been denied the right to call certain witnesses. The Army said that it would not comply with the order for release and would appeal the decision to a higher court.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (6-5) 29 @ Edmonton (7-3) 31

Tom Wilkinson, who relieved Bruce Lemmerman at quarterback, led the Eskimos to 25 points in the last 10 minutes of the game as they overcame a 29-6 deficit to edge the Tiger-Cats before a Clarke Stadium record crowd of 23,297. Hamilton running back Andy Hopkins rushed for 180 yards and a touchdown as the Tiger-Cats dominated the first 50 minutes of the game. Hamilton quarterback Don Jonas rushed 8 yards for a touchdown in the 2nd quarter, and Ian Sunter added 2 converts, 4 field goals, and 3 singles. Dave Cutler kicked 2 field goals for the Eskimos in the 1st quarter, but they didn't score again until Mr. Wilkinson completed a 24-yard touchdown pass to Larry Highbaugh with 9:17 remaining in the game. Mr. Cutler converted and kicked a 25-yard field goal with 7:04 remaining to make the score 29-16. With just 1:26 remaining, Mr. Wilkinson found Mr. Highbaugh for a 7-yard touchdown pass. Mr. Cutler converted and added a single on the kickoff 4 seconds later to pull Edmonton to within 29-24. The Edmonton defense prevented the Hamilton offense from getting a first down, and the Eskimos regained possession of the ball with enough time for another offensive drive. Mr. Wilkinson completed an 11-yard touchdown pass to Tyrone Walls on the last play of the game, and Mr. Cutler's convert completed one of the greatest comebacks in CFL history. It was the first CFL game for Hamilton guard Mike Oriard, Edmonton middle linebacker Dan McDonough, and Edmonton receiver John Konihowski, and the last CFL game for Edmonton defensive tackle Craig Koinzan, who went on the injured list with a bad knee, and never played again.

WFL
Detroit (1-12) 7 @ New York (8-5) 37
Memphis (11-2) 17 @ Shreveport (3-9-1) 14
Birmingham (11-2) 21 @ Portland (4-8-1) 26
Jacksonville (4-9) 7 @ Southern California (9-4) 57
Philadelphia (6-7) 21 @ Hawaii (4-9) 16

After their victory over the Wheels, the New York Stars announced that the franchise was immediately moving to Charlotte, North Carolina.

30 years ago
1984


Died on this date
Walter Pidgeon, 87
. Canadian-born U.S. actor. A native of Saint John, New Brunswick, Mr. Pidgeon was known for co-starring with Greer Garson in several movies, most notably Mrs. Miniver (1942) and Madame Curie (1943). His other movies included How Green was My Valley (1941); The Bad and the Beautiful (1952); Forbidden Planet (1956); and Advise & Consent (1962).

Politics and government
Democratic Party U.S. presidential candidate Walter Mondale said that President Ronald Reagan was moderating some of his positions, including renewed expressions of interest in arms control, only because the election was at hand.

Baseball
Rusty Staub’s 2-run pinch-hit home run climaxed a 4-run 9th-inning rally as the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 before 13,812 fans at Shea Stadium in New York. Mr. Staub’s home run, his first of the season, made him the only major league player other than Ty Cobb to hit a home run in the major leagues before the age of 20 and after reaching the age of 40.

25 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): Right Here Waiting--Richard Marx (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Lambada--Kaoma (6th week at #1)

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Right Here Waiting--Richard Marx (5th week at #1)
2 If I Could Turn Back Time--Cher
3 Girl I'm Gonna Miss You--Milli Vanilli
4 Don't Wanna Lose You--Gloria Estefan
5 Cold Hearted--Paula Abdul
6 Heaven--Warrant
7 Cherish--Madonna
8 Mixed Emotions--Rolling Stones
9 Hangin' Tough--New Kids on the Block
10 Black Velvet--Alannah Myles

Singles entering the chart were When I See You Smile by Bad English (#77); Giving Away a Miracle by Luba (#79); I Feel the Earth Move by Martika (#81); Cover Girl by New Kids on the Block (#83); Glamour Boys by Living Colour (#84); Trail of Broken Hearts by k.d. lang and the Reclines (#87); That's What I Need by Neil James Harnett (#89); and The Way to Your Heart by Soul Sister (#93).

Politics and government
The governing Liberals, led by Premier Robert Bourassa, were re-elected in the Quebec provincial election, winning 92 of 125 seats in the National Assembly and taking 50% of the popular vote. Most of the remaining seats were taken by the Parti Quebecois, led by Jacques Parizeau. The PQ took 40.2% and the Equality Party, dedicated to promoting the rights of Quebec's English-speaking minority, took 4.6% of the vote.

Diplomacy
Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev warned leaders of the republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan that they had two days to negotiate an end to the rail blockade, apparently supported by Azerbaijani authorities, that had prevented Armenia from getting badly needed supplies. His threat appeared to produce an easing of tensions between the two republics.

Defense
U.S. President George Bush, addressing the United Nations General Assembly, said that the United States would destroy 80% of its chemical weapons if the U.S.S.R. would cut its stockpile to the American level.

Baseball
Wade Boggs of the Boston Red Sox batted 4 for 5 in a 7-4 win over the New York Yankees before 32,759 fans at Fenway Park in Boston, becoming the first player in major league history to achieve 200 hits and 100 bases on balls in 4 consecutive seasons. He extended his own record by making 200 hits in 7 straight seasons.

The Montreal Expos gave up 2 home runs to former Expo Andre Dawson, but still managed to beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 in 10 innings before 10,305 fans at Olympic Stadium in Montreal. Mr. Dawson’s second home run, an inside-the-park blow, was a drive that was caught by Expos’ center fielder Dave Martinez, who suffered a muscle pull and crumpled to the ground in pain. He never let go of the ball, but Mr. Dawson ran the bases as Mr. Martinez’s teammates surrounded him, without time being called. Despite the fact that the ball never touched the ground or the wall, Mr. Dawson was awarded a home run.

20 years ago
1994


Hit parade
#1 single in Austria (Ö3): I Swear--All-4-One (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: I Swear--All-4-One (9th week at #1)

On television tonight
Baseball, on PBS
Tonight's episode: Sixth Inning: The National Pastime

Football
CFL
Baltimore (8-4) 42 @ Ottawa (4-8) 27
Toronto (4-8) 25 @ Edmonton (9-3) 28

Linebacker Matt Goodwin blocked 2 punts and returned them both for touchdowns to help the Baltimore Football Club defeat the Rough Riders before 20,764 fans at Frank Clair Stadium. Tracy Ham passed to Chris Armstrong for a Baltimore touchdown and handed off to Mike Pringle for another TD. Ottawa quarterback Danny Barrett handed off to Michael Richardson for 2 touchdowns and rushed for another himself.

The Argonauts took a 22-0 lead midway thorugh the 2nd quarter and led 25-3 with seconds remaining in the 1st half, but the Eskimos stormed back with 25 straight points to pull out a win before 24,132 fans at Commonwealth Stadium on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Toronto quarterback Marvin Graves completed an 87-yard bomb to Eric Drage for a touchdown just 30 seconds into the game. When Edmonton receiver Eddie Brown fumbled a punt in his end zone, former Eskimo Eddie Thomas recovered for a Toronto touchdown, and Kevin Smellie rushed 1 yard for the third Toronto TD. After an exchange of field goals, Sean Fleming kicked his second of the game, from 44 yards, on the last play of the half to reduce the Toronto lead to 25-6. Edmonton quarterback Damon Allen connected with Mr. Brown for a 68-yard touhdown just 40 seconds into the 2nd half. Mr. Fleming converted and soon kicked a 52-yard field goal, and an Edmonton safety touch reduced the Toronto lead to 25-18. Mr. Allen completed a 9-yard touchdown pass to Mr. Brown in the 4th quarter, and Mr. Fleming converted and then kicked a 13-yard field goal with 1:02 left in regulation time to win the game.

10 years ago
2004


Football
CFL
Winnipeg (6-8) 25 @ Montreal (12-1) 47
Toronto (7-5-1) 26 @ Edmonton (7-7) 17

Arland Bruce returned a punt 81 yards for a touchdown with 9:04 remaining in regulation time and Clifford Ivory returned an interception 33 yards for a touchdown 38 seconds later as the Argonauts defeated the Eskimos before 41,113 fans at Commonwealth Stadium. R.J. Soward scored the other Toronto TD on a 7-yard pass from Michael Bishop in the 3rd quarter. The only Edmonton touchdown came on a 12-yard rush by Derrell "Mookie" Mitchell with 1:42 remaining in regulation time.