Monday, 31 October 2016

October 30, 2016

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Angie Buan!

130 years ago
1886


Football
ORFU
Round 3
City
Toronto 24 London 7 @ Hamilton

Canadian intercollegiate
Ottawa College 2 @ University of Toronto 2 (Replay scheduled for November 4)

100 years ago
1916


Born on this date
Leon Day
. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Day played in the Negro Leagues with the Baltimore Black Sox (1934); Brooklyn and Newark Eagles (1935-1939, 1941-1943); Philadelphia Stars (1946); and Baltimore Elite Giants (1949-1950). He also played in the Mexican League with Veracruz (1940) and the Mexico City Reds (1947-1948). Mr. Day posted a 13-0 record with the Newark Eagles in 1937, and pitched a no-hitter for the Stars on the opening day of the 1946 season, after serving with the United States Army for two years in World War II. He finished his career with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Class A Western International League in 1953, posting a 5-5 record. Mr. Day died of a heart attack at the age of 78 on March 13, 1995, six days after learning he had been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

90 years ago
1926


Football
IRFU
Hamilton (2-3) 8 @ Ottawa (4-0) 9
Toronto (2-2) 7 @ Montreal (1-4) 2

ORFU
Camp Borden (1-3) 8 @ University of Toronto II (3-1) 16
Hamilton (0-4) 1 @ Toronto (4-0) 9

Canadian university
McGill (1-2) 5 @ Toronto (2-1) 11
Alberta (0-1) 9 @ Saskatchewan (1-0) 11 (First game of 2-game total points series)

Joe Miller punted for a single with 3 seconds remaining in the game to give the Senators their win over the Tigers at Lansdowne Park.

Mr. Hess recovered a Saskatchewan fumble for a touchdown, converted, and punted for 3 singles to account for the Alberta points, but it wasn't enough, as the Huskies edged the Golden Bears in Saskatoon.

AFL
New York (4-2) 23 @ Philadelphia (4-1) 0

75 years ago
1941


War
The U.S.S.R. claimed that Soviet forces had beaten off German attacks on Tula, 110 miles south of Moscow. The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Reuben James was torpedoed and sunk west of Iceland while on convoy duty. U.S. aviator Charles Lindbergh told an America First Committee rally in New York that U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was practicing "dictatorship and subterfuge" to lead the United States into war.

Defense
The Vichy French regime announced that French Somaliland authorities had agreed to discuss British requests for the use of the port of Djibouti and the railroad to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The Bolivian defense ministry announced that it wuld not renew the Italian military mission's contract at the end of the year.

Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, adopted resolutions urging the formation of an armed Jewish corps in the Near East, and attacking the United Kingdom's curtailment of Jewish immigration to Palestine.

Abominations
1,500 Jews from Pidhaytsi in western Ukraine were sent by Nazis to Bełżec extermination camp.

Radio
NBC and CBS filed suit in New York to restrain the U.S. Federal Communications Commission from putting into effect on November 15 its "anti-monopoly rules."

Labour
Congress of Industrial Organizations United Mine Workers of America President John L. Lewis called off the four-day coal mine strike until November 15 to give the National Defense Mediation Board time to settle the dispute over a union shop. U.S. President Roosevelt ordered the Army to take over the Air Associates plant in Bendix, New Jersey after non-strikers clashed with returning strikers.

Disasters
20 people were killed aboard an American Airlines plane that crashed near St. Thomas, Ontario.

14 people were killed when a Northwest Airlines plane crashed near Moorhead, Minnesota.

Horse racing
Filisteo, a 7-year-old bay from Argentina, set a world record of 3 minutes 30 4/5 seconds for the distance of 2 miles 70 yards at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.

70 years ago
1946


War
U.S. Reparations Commissioner Edwin Pauley rejected Soviet demands for 25% of the current production of the Ruhr-Rhineland area in return for U.S.S.R. cooperation in the economic unification of Germany.

Diplomacy
Albanian President Enver Hoxha appealed to the United Nations General Assembly against alleged violations of his country's territorial integrity by U.K. and Greek forces.

Politics and government
General Lucius Clay of the U.S. military government in Germany approved a draft constitution for the state of Hesse, approved the previous day by the state assembly. The constitution, which provided for nationalization of important raw materials and industries, required approval in a popular referendum.

Defense
Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers in Japan General Douglas MacArthur named General George Moore as commander of U.S. Western Pacific forces, most of which were stationed in the Philippines.

Television
The Radio Corporation of America demonstrated a colour system in which colours were transmitted electronically rather than mechanically, as in previous systems.

Football
ORFU
Ottawa (0-10) 7 @ Hamilton (8-1-1) 23

5,000 fans at Civic Stadium saw the Wildcats defeat the Trojans in a game that had originally been scheduled for November 2 in Ottawa.

60 years ago
1956


War
An Israeli communique said that the attack on Egypt had widened along a 70-mile front, with Israel claiming capture of Qusseima on the northern Sinai frontier and areas to within 20 miles of the Suez Canal. The U.K. and France vetoed a U.S.-sponsored resolution in the United Nations Security Council calling for an immediate Israeli-Egyptian cease-fire and Israeli withdrawal from the Siani Peninsula.

Politics and government
Hungarian Prime Minister Imre Nagy announced abolition of the one-party system, restoring the legality of the Smallholders, Peasant, and Social Democratic Parties.

Robert Stanfield led the Progressive Conservative Party to victory in the Nova Scotia provincial election, taking 24 of 43 seats in the House of Assembly. The PCs' total was an increase from 13 in the most recent election in 1953. The governing Liberals, led by Premier Henry Hicks, won 18 seats, down from 22 in 1953. Co-operative Commonwealth leader by Michael James MacDonald was the only member of his party to win a seat, down from 2 seats in 1953.

Americana
Ebbets Field, home of the Brooklyn Dodgers since 1913, was sold by Walter O'Malley to realtor Marvin Kratter as the site of a housing development.

Football
ORFU
Sarnia (6-5) 6 @ London (3-7) 31

Dale Creighton scored 3 touchdowns for the Lords as they routed the Golden Bears at Labatt Park. Mr. Buckley scored the other London TD, while Jack Jacobs added 3 converts, a field goal, and a single. Gene Robillard scored the Sarnia touchdown.

50 years ago
1966


Football
CFL
Ottawa (11-3) 0 @ Montreal (7-7) 1
Winnipeg (8-7-1) 27 @ British Columbia (5-11) 13

Peter Kempf's single on a wide field goal attempt in the 4th quarter provided all the scoring in the lowest-scoring game in modern CFL history. Most of the 12,000 fans at Molson Stadium on a windy Sunday afternoon had left by the time the point was scored.

Ken Nielsen scored 2 touchdowns and Dave Raimey added another as the Blue Bombers defeated the Lions before 24,103 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver. Norm Winton converted all 3 touchdowns and added 2 field goals. Willie Fleming, playing the last game of his 8-year Hall of Fame career, scored the B.C. touchdown, the 86th of his career. Other Canadian Football Hall of Famers playing their last CFL game were B.C. quarterback Joe Kapp and guard Tom Hinton. It was the last game in a B.C. uniform for rookie defensive back Bill Symons; he was traded to the Toronto Argonauts in the off-season.

NFL
Johnny Unitas of the Baltimore Colts threw for 252 yards to pass Y.A. Tittle as the National Football League's career leader in yards passing.

40 years ago
1976


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Margherita--Riccardo Cocciante (7th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): Mon Amour--BZN (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K (New Musical Express).: Mississippi--Pussycat (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): If You Leave Me Now--Chicago (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Disco Duck (Part 1)--Rick Dees and his Cast of Idiots (2nd week at #1)
2 If You Leave Me Now--Chicago
3 Rock'n Me--Steve Miller Band
4 The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald--Gordon Lightfoot
5 A Fifth of Beethoven--Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band
6 She's Gone--Daryl Hall & John Oates
7 Magic Man--Heart
8 (Don't Fear) The Reaper--Blue Oyster Cult
9 Muskrat Love--Captain and Tennille
10 Beth--Kiss

Singles entering the chart were Livin' Thing by Electric Light Orchestra (#72); Hello Old Friend by Eric Clapton (#82); Hot Line by the Sylvers (#88); Help Wanted by the Hudson Brothers (#92); Groovy People by Lou Rawls (#93); (One More Year Of) Daddy's Little Girl by Ray Sawyer (#94); and Don't Take Away the Music by Tavares (#95).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Disco Duck (Part 1)--Rick Dees and his Cast of Idiots (2nd week at #1)
2 That'll Be the Day--Linda Ronstadt
3 If You Leave Me Now--Chicago
4 Rock'n Me--Steve Miller Band
5 The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald--Gordon Lightfoot
6 New York to L.A.--Patsy Gallant
7 She's Gone--Daryl Hall & John Oates
8 Devil Woman--Cliff Richard
9 Fernando--ABBA
10 I Only Want to Be with You--Bay City Rollers

Singles entering the chart were You are My Starship by Norman Connors (#94); Anything You Want by John Valenti (#95); Jeans On by David Dundas (#96); So Sad the Song by Gladys Knight and the Pips (#97); She's a Star (In Her Own Right) by Nick Gilder (#98); Brand New Love Affair by Jigsaw (#99); and I'll Play the Fool by Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band (#100).

Hockey
NHL
Boston 4 @ Montreal 3

The Bruins edged the Canadiens at the Montreal Forum in the national Hockey Night in Canada telecast in what turned out to be the Canadiens' only loss at home during the entire 1976-77 regular season.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (5-8-2) 16 @ Toronto (7-7-1) 25

Neil Lumsden rushed for a touchdown early in the 4th quarter and Matthew Reed completed a 72-yard touchdown pass to John Harvey as the Argonauts defeated the Lions at Exhibition Stadium, eliminating B.C. from playoff contention. Mr. Reed scored a single earlier in the game when he fumbled into the B.C. end zone, becoming the last CFL player ever to score a point in that manner; subsequent rule changes eliminated a single point on such a play.

CIAU
Manitoba (3-5) 13 @ Alberta (4-3-1) 27
Calgary (3-5) 15 @ British Columbia (5-3) 37

Kerry O'Connor, John Tietzen, and Dalton Smarsh scored touchdowns for the Golden Bears as they defeated the Bisons at Varsity Stadium in Edmonton. The Golden Bears were eliminated from playoff contention when the Thunderbirds defeated the Dinosaurs at Thunderbird Stadium in Vancouver to finish first in the West for the first time since 1962. Mr. Smarsh rushed for 118 yards in the final game of his five-year university career. Joe Poplawski converted the first 2 touchdowns and added a field goal, but missed the convert on Mr. Smarsh's touchdown to finish the season with 52 points, 1 behind league scoring champion Dave Osiowy of the Saskatchewan Huskies. John Nelson rushed 2 yards for the first Manitoba touchdown in the 1st hald, and quarterback Bud Harden completed a 33-yard TD pass to Wayne Ledyard late in the game.

Glen Wallace rushed 17 times for 141 yards and Gord Penn rushed 20 times for 128 yards and a touchdown as the Thunderbirds beat the Dinosaurs. B.C. scored on the opening kickoff when defensive back Al Chorney recovered a fumble on the Calgary 9-yard line and returned it for a TD. B.C. quarterback Dan Smith completed 8 of 14 passes for 101 yards and touchdowns to Mr. Penn, Digby Leigh, and Chris Davies. Gary Metz added 4 converts and a field goal. Calgary quarterback Don Siler, playing his final university game, completed a 12-yard touchdown pass to Larry Leathem in the 1st quarter and a 78-yard TD pass to Darrell Moir in the 4th quarter. Mr. Siler converted the first touchdown and passed to Mr. Leathem for a 2-point convert after the 2nd TD. It was also the final university game for Mr. Leathem. The Dinosaurs, who were the defending Western champions, finished the season with four straight losses.

30 years ago
1986


Hit parade
Edmonton's top 30 (CHED)
1 Typical Male--Tina Turner (2nd week at #1)
2 True Colors--Cyndi Lauper
3 When I Think of You--Janet Jackson
4 Throwing it All Away--Genesis
5 Heartbeat--Don Johnson
6 Two of Hearts--Stacey Q
7 I Am by Your Side--Corey Hart
8 Spirit in the Sky--Doctor and the Medics
9 Rumors--Timex Social Club
10 Sweet Love--Anita Baker
11 Human--Human League
12 Take Me Home Tonight--Eddie Money
13 Dreamtime--Daryl Hall
14 Heaven in Your Eyes--Loverboy
15 Girl Can't Help It--Journey
16 Amanda--Boston
17 True Blue--Madonna
18 Innocent--Luba
19 Where's the Fire--Tim Feehan
20 Love Will Conquer All--Lionel Richie
21 Word Up--Cameo
22 The Way it Is--Bruce Hornsby and the Range
23 I'll Be Over You--Toto
24 Hip to Be Square--Huey Lewis and the News
25 The Next Time I Fall--Peter Cetera with Amy Grant
26 You Give Love a Bad Name--Bon Jovi
27 Stuck with You--Huey Lewis and the News
28 Emotion in Motion--Ric Ocasek
29 Freedom Overspill--Steve Winwood
30 What About Love--'Til Tuesday

On television tonight
Our World, hosted by Linda Ellerbee and Ray Gandolf, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Halloween of 1938

Abominations
Montréal-based Canadair was awarded the Canadian Armed Forces CF-18 fighter maintenance contract by the federal Progressive Conservative government of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney over a superior bid from a firm based in Winnipeg. This flagrant act of partisan Quebec favouritism helped stoke the fires of western alienation the led to the creation of the Reform Party of Canada a year later.

25 years ago
1991


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (12th week at #1)

On television tonight
The Wonder Years, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Full Moon Rising

Diplomacy
U.S. President George Bush opened a Middle East peace conference in Madrid.

Disasters
A Canadian Armed Forces Hercules C-130 crashed on Ellesmere Island in the Northwest Territories while on a routine supply mission; 5 of the 13 passengers died from injuries or hypothermia before rescuers could reach them over 33 hours later.

20 years ago
1996


Transportation
Ottawa Valley RaiLink took over the former Canadian Pacific line between Smiths Falls to Cartier, Ontario, and also the Mattawa-Temiskaming branch in Québec.

10 years ago
2006


Agriculture
The Canadian government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper recommended ending the Canadian Wheat Board monopoly on wheat and barley sales from the Prairie provinces.

Friday, 28 October 2016

October 29, 2016

425 years ago
1591


Religion
Cardinal Giovanni Antonio Facchinetti was elected Pope Innocent IX, succeeding Gregory XIV.

125 years ago
1891


Born on this date
Fanny Brice
. U.S. entertainer. Miss Brice, born Fania Borach, was a singer, comedienne, and actress who made many appearances in plays and films, but was perhaps best know for playing the character Baby Snooks on radio from 1937-1951. She died on May 29, 1951 at the age of 59, five days after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage, which occurred two days after the latest episode of The Baby Snooks Show. Miss Brice was the subject of the play (1964) and film (1968) Funny Girl, and the film sequel Funny Lady (1975).

100 years ago
1916


Died on this date
John Sebastian Little, 65
. U.S. politician. Mr. Little, a Democrat, represented Arkansas in the United States House of Representatives from 1894-1907. He took office as Governor of Arkansas on January 8, 1907, but suffered a nervous breakdown shortly thereafter, and was succeeded by interim Governor John Isaac Moore on February 15, 1907. Mr. Little never recovered, and died in the Arkansas State Hospital for Nervous Diseases.

80 years ago
1936


On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Louis Hector and Harry West, on MBS
Tonight's episode: The Haunted Bagpipes

Music
Nova Scotia country singer Hank Snow made his first recordings for RCA Victor in Montréal.

Politics and government
John Diefenbaker was chosen as leader of the Saskatchewan Conservative Party, which then held no seats in the province's Legislative Assembly.

75 years ago
1941


Died on this date
Harvey Hendrick, 43
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Hendrick played football and baseball at Vanderbilt University before playing first base and outfield with seven major league teams from 1923-1934, batting .308 with 48 home runs and 413 runs batted in in 922 games. His best season was 1929, when he batted .354 with 14 homers and 82 RBIs with the Brooklyn Robins. As a rookie in 1923, Mr. Hendrick was a member of the New York Yankees when they won their first World Series championship, and batted 0 for 1 in the World Series. Mr. Hendrick committed suicide by shooting himself 11 days before his 44th birthday.

War
The German command announced that its forces had broken through Soviet defenses and entered the Crimean Peninsula after a battle lasting from October 18-28. U.S. Navy Secretary Frank Knox announced that the destroyer USS Kearny had been struck on October 17 by one of three torpedoes after she had dropped depth bombs on a submarine attacking a convoy west of Iceland.

Abominations
In a massacre known as the "Great Action," over 10,000 Jews were shot by German occupiers at the Ninth Fort in the Kaunas Ghetto in Lithuania.

Terrorism
The U.S. Justice Department announced the arrest of William Michael Etzel by federal agents in Baltimore on charges of sabotaging bombers at the Glenn L. Martin Company. Mr. Etzel was of German ancestry.

Politics and government
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Charles Fahy to succeed Francis Biddle as U.S. Solicitor General.

Economics and finance
The U.S. Export-Import Bank announced that it would offer more than $70 million monthly to Latin American importers to finance purchases in the United States.

Labour
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt conferred at the White House with Congress of Industrial Organizations United Mine Workers of America President John L. Lewis and asked Mr. Lewis to reopen struck coal mines pending consideration of the UMW's union shop demand by the National Defense Mediation Board.

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers signed contracts in New York permitting the NBC and CBS radio networks to use its songs for the first time since January 1, 1941.

70 years ago
1946


War
Violence between Muslims and Hindus in India continued as Mohandas Gandhi's train was stoned at Aligarh.

Diplomacy
U.S.S.R. Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov urged the United Nations General Assembly to recommend a general reduction of armaments, including the banning of the atomic bomb, but demanded the continuation of great power veto in nuclear matters.

Politics and government
France refused to approve an Allied Control Council proposal backed by the U.S.A., U.S.S.R., and U.K. to permit amalgamation of German political parties on a national basis.

60 years ago
1956


On television tonight
The Huntley-Brinkley Report, on NBC

This was the premiere broadcast of the newscast which featured co-anchors Chet Huntley in New York and David Brinkley in Washington.

Died on this date
Louis Rosier, 50
. French auto racing driver. Mr. Rosier participated in 38 Formula One races from 1950-1956, with his best results being consecutive third-place finished in the Swiss and Belgian Grand Prixs in 1950. He died a week before his 51st birthday as a result of injuries sustained in a crash at the Montlhéry track, south of Paris, on October 7, 1956.

Rafael Salas Canizares. Police Chief of Cuba. Chief Salas Canizares and 10 oppositionists were killed in gun battles as police raided the Haitian embassy in Havana searching for suspects wanted in the previous day's assassination of Cuban military intelligence chief Antonio Blanco Rio.

Literature
Compulsion, Meyer Levin's fictionalized account of the Leopold-Loeb murder trial in 1924, was published in New York by Simon & Schuster.

War
Israeli forces invaded and advanced more than 75 miles into the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula, to within 25 miles of the Suez Canal. An Israeli Foreign Ministry statement described the attack as "security measures to eliminate the Egyptian fedayeen bases in the Sinai Peninsula."

Defense
British and French naval units left Malta to cruise in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

Diplomacy
The White House issued a statement reaffirming the U.S. pledge to assist the victim of any Middle East aggression, and promising to refer the Israeli attack on Egypt to the United Nations Security Council.

Protest
Rioting in Singapore ended with 14 dead, 130 injured, and 600 arrested after four days of skirmishes between security police and teenage students and their sympathizers.

Africana
The Tangier International Zone was nationalized by Morocco.

Society
Arguing that "progress toward equality has to be achieved finally in the hearts of men rather than in legislative halls," U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower repeated his 1952 statement that the civil rights question should be handled "to the greatest possible extent on a local and state basis."

50 years ago
1966


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Lady Godiva--Peter and Gordon

#1 single in France: L'Heure de la Sortie--Sheila

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Strangers in the Night--Frank Sinatra (7th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Yellow Submarine--The Beatles (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Little Man--Sonny and Cher (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Reach Out I'll Be There--Four Tops

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): 96 Tears--? (Question Mark) & the Mysterians

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Last Train to Clarksville--The Monkees
2 96 Tears--? (Question Mark) & the Mysterians
3 Walk Away Renee--The Left Banke
4 Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?--The Rolling Stones
5 Reach Out I'll Be There--Four Tops
6 Poor Side of Town--Johnny Rivers
7 Psychotic Reaction--Count Five
8 Dandy--Herman's Hermits
9 What Becomes of the Brokenhearted--Jimmy Ruffin
10 Hooray for Hazel--Tommy Roe

Singles entering the chart were Winchester Cathedral by the New Vaudeville Band (#33); You Keep Me Hangin' On by the Supremes (#36); On This Side of Goodbye by the Righteous Brothers (#66); Come Back by the Five Stairsteps (#83); I Got the Feelin' (Oh No No) by Neil Diamond (#84); I Wanna Meet You by the Cryan' Shames (#86); A Corner in the Sun by Walter Jackson (#89); Why Pick on Me by the Standells (#91); Games that Lovers Play by Eddie Fisher (#92); Distant Drums by Vic Dana (#93); Heartbreak Hotel by Roger Miller (#94); Help Me Girl by the Outsiders (#95); Games that Lovers Play by Wayne Newton (#97); Peep Peep Pop Pop by Dearly Beloveds (#98); and Run and Hide by the Uniques (#100).

Abominations
The U.S. National Organization for Women, based in Washington, D.C., was founded by Betty Friedan, who served as its first president.

Football
CFL
Toronto (5-9) 8 @ Hamilton (9-5) 5
Calgary (6-9-1) 29 @ Edmonton (6-9-1) 16

Dave Thelen, playing the last game of his 9-year Hall of Fame career, scored the game's only touchdown as the Argonauts edged the Tiger-Cats before 15,072 fans at Civic Stadium. It was the final game for Bob Shaw as Toronto head coach, and the final regular season game for Toronto quarterback Eagle Day.

The Eskimos had beaten the Stampeders 26-5 in their first 1966 meeting and the second had ended in an 18-18 tie, so the Stampeders needed to beat the Eskimos by more than 21 points to beat them out of the third and last playoff spot in the Western Football Conference, but fell short before 21,000 fans at Clarke Stadium. Terry Evanshen, Howard Starks, and Frank Budd scored Calgary touchdowns before Peter Liske scored the final Stampeder major on the last play of the game. Larry Robinson added 2 converts and 2 field goals. Jim Thomas and Trent Walters scored Edmonton touchdowns. With the Stampeders leading 23-9, Edmonton quarterback Randy Kerbow connected with Mr. Walters for a 79-yard touchdown that helped to clinch the Eskimos' first playoff spot in five years. Tommy-Joe Coffey added a convert and field goal. Among the Stampeders playing their final CFL game were Mr. Budd, centre Dale Parsons, and offensive tackle George Hansen. Edmonton centre Ron Capham suffered a broken arm, putting him out of action for the playoffs.

Canadian university
Manitoba (4-2) 9 @ Alberta (4-2) 33

Les Sorensen scored 2 touchdowns for the Golden Bears as they beat the Bisons before a small crowd at Varsity Stadium in Edmonton. Manitoba punter Dick Kohler set a Western Intercollegiate Football League record with an 88-yard punt for a single.

40 years ago
1976


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: Don't Go Breaking My Heart--Elton John and Kiki Dee (9th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Daddy Cool--Boney M (7th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Daddy Cool--Boney M (3rd week at #1)

30 years ago
1986


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Joey Killer--Magnus Uggla (6th week at #1)

Transportation
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher opened the last stretch of the M25 motorway, encircling almost all of greater London.

25 years ago
1991


Space
The American Galileo probe made its closest approach to 951 Gaspra, becoming the first probe to visit an asteroid.

Disasters
Fire destroyed the Yale Hotel in Grand Forks, British Columbia.

October 28, 2016

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Mona Bernales!

1,000 years ago
1016


Born on this date
Henry III
. Holy Roman Emperor, 1046-1056. Henry III, the son of Conrad II and a monarch of the Salian Dynasty, was King of Germany, King of Burgundy, King of Italy, and held several other titles before being crowned Holy Roman Emperor on December 25, 1046. He conducted several military campaigns before dying from a brief illness on October 5, 1056, 23 days before his 40th birthday. He was succeeded as Emperor and King by his son Henry IV.

800 years ago
1216


Britannica
King Henry III of England was crowned at Gloucester.

500 years ago
1516


War
Ottoman forces under Grand Vizier Sinan Pasha defeated Mamluk Sultanate forces commanded by Janbirdi al-Ghazali in the Battle of Yaunis Khan near Gaza.

240 years ago
1776


War
British Army forces commanded by General William Howe arrived at White Plains, New York, and attacked and captured Chatterton Hill from American forces commanded by General George Washington.

130 years ago
1886


Americana
In New York Harbor, U.S. President Grover Cleveland dedicated the Statue of Liberty. The first ticker tape parade takes place in New York City when office workers spontaneously threw ticker tape into the streets as the statue was dedicated.

125 years ago
1891


Born on this date
Ormer Locklear
. U.S. aviator. Second Lieutenant Locklear served with the United States Army Air Service before embarking on a career as a barnstorming stunt pilot. He made his way to Hollywood, where he starred in the movies The Great Air Robbery (1919) and The Skywayman (1920). Mr. Locklear was killed at the age of 28 on August 2, 1920 when he crashed during a stunt filmed at night, when lights that should have been turned off remained on, obscuring his view. Milton "Skeets" Elliott, the flying partner who accompanied him, was also killed in the crash.

Education
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the Manitoba Separate Schools Act--removing funding for Catholic and Protestant denominational schools and establishing a system of tax-supported, non-sectarian public schools--was unconstitutional.

Disasters
The Mino–Owari earthquake, the largest inland earthquake in Japan's history, struck Gifu Prefecture, killing 7,123 people and injuring 17,175.

100 years ago
1916


Died on this date
Oswald Boelcke, 25
. German military aviator. Hauptmann Boelcke was known as the "Father of Air Fighting Tactics," and was the first to formalize rules of air fighting. He shot down 40 enemy aircraft during World War I, the highest total by a German ace prior to "Red Baron" Manfred von Richtofen, whom he mentored. Hauptmann Boelcke was killed during an air battle when he accidentally made contact with the plane of a fellow German, which damaged his plane and caused it to crash. He hadn't had time to properly fasten his safety belt, and he never wore a helmet, which caused his injuries to be fatal.

Football
OFL
Finals
Ottawa 207th Battalion 32 @ Hamilton 205th Battalion 3 (First game of 2-game total points series)

75 years ago
1941


War
Russian troops, aided by bad weather, counter-attacked German troops west of Moscow.

World events
One person was arrested after a shot was fired into the air as acting Argentine President Ramon Castillo boarded a train in Buenos Aires.

Defense
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the $5.985-billion Lend Lease bill and issued an executive order creating the Office of Lend-Lease Administration in the Office of Emergency Management, with Edward Stettinius in charge.

Protest
Joseph McWilliams, leader of the American Destiny Party, was ordered to complete a 60-day workhouse term for violating his probation by making anti-Jewish speeches.

Disasters
15 men were killed in a coal mine explosion near Nortonville, Kentucky.

70 years ago
1946


Hit parade
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Rumors are Flying--Frankie Carle and his Orchestra
--The Andrews Sisters with Les Paul
--Betty Rhodes
--Tony Martin
2 To Each His Own--Eddy Howard and his Orchestra
--Freddy Martin and his Orchestra
--Tony Martin
--The Modernaires with Paula Kelly
--The Ink Spots
3 Five Minutes More--Frank Sinatra
--Tex Beneke and the Glenn Miller Orchestra
--The Three Suns
4 South America, Take it Away--Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters
--Xavier Cugat and the Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra
5 Ole Buttermilk Sky--Kay Kyser and his Orchestra
--Paul Weston and his Orchestra with Matt Dennis
--Hoagy Carmichael
6 Surrender--Perry Como
--Woody Herman and his Orchestra
7 This is Always--Harry James and his Orchestra
--Jo Stafford
8 The Things We Did Last Summer--Frank Sinatra
--Vaughn Monroe and his Orchestra
9 Choo Choo Ch' Boogie--Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five
10 Pretending--Andy Russell

Singles entering the chart were the version of Rumors are Flying by Tony Martin; the version of Ole Buttermilk Sky by Hoagy Carmichael; (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons, with versions by the King Cole Trio, and Eddy Howard and his Orchestra (#24); The Whole World is Singing My Song by Les Brown and his Orchestra (#25); and Intermission Riff by Stan Kenton and his Orchestra (#29).

On the radio
The Casebook of Gregory Hood, starring Elliott Lewis and Howard McNear, on MBS

Diplomacy
Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King met U.S. President Harry Truman for talks at the White House in Washington.

Responding to criticism from King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia, U.S. President Truman reiterated his plea for the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine and immediate admission of 100,000 Jews on humanitarian grounds.

Defense
Dutch forces landed in Sumatra to relieve Japanese troops guarding U.S., British, and Dutch oil installations.

Politics and government
U.S. President Truman named David Lilienthal, former chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority, to head the newly-created Atomic Energy Commission; Gordon Clapp replaced Mr. Lilienthal as TVA chairman.

Labour
A two-month trucking strike in New York ended as truck operators signed individual contracts granting 31c hourly wage increases and a 40-hour week.

60 years ago
1956


On television tonight
Alfred Hitchcock Presents, on CBS
Tonight's episode: None are So Blind, starring Hurd Hatfield and Mildred Dunnock

Point de Mire, on Radio-Canada
This was the first broadcast of the French-language news show from Montréal, hosted by future Québec Premier René Lévesque.

Elvis Presley received a polio vaccination on national television in the United States. This single event was credited with raising immunization levels in the United States from 0.6% to over 80% in just six months.

Died on this date
Antonio Blanco Rio
. Cuban military officer. Colonel Blanco Rio, Cuba's military intelligence chief, was shot and killed, and two members of his party seriously wounded, as they left a Havana nightclub.

Politics and government
The Hungarian Communist Party Central Committee delegated its powers for the duration of the crisis involving mass demonstrations against Soviet troops in the country to a six-member group including Janos Kadar and Imre Nagy.

Defense
Israel ordered partial mobilization and massed reserve units along its frontiers.

50 years ago
1966


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: With a Girl Like You--The Troggs (2nd week at #1)

Edmonton's top 10 (CJCA)
1 96 Tears--? (Question Mark) & the Mysterians
2 Psychotic Reaction--Count Five
3 If I Were a Carpenter--Bobby Darin
4 Lady Godiva--Peter and Gordon
5 Last Train to Clarksville--The Monkees
6 See See Rider--Eric Burdon & the Animals
7 Hooray for Hazel--Tommy Roe
8 Poor Side of Town--Johnny Rivers
9 Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?--The Rolling Stones
10 Spin, Spin--Gordon Lightfoot
Pick hit of the week: All that I Am--Elvis Presley
New this week: Behind the Door--Cher
Silver and Sunshine--Looking Glass
Peep Peep Pop Pop--Dearly Beloveds
Somebody Like Me--Eddy Arnold
Chanson d'Amour--The Lettermen

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Kerry Hoffer!

40 years ago
1976


Economics and finance
The British pound dropped to a new low of US $1.56.

30 years ago
1986


Died on this date
John Braine, 64
. U.K. author. Mr. Braine was one of the "angry young men" of the 1950s and '60s, and was best known for his novels Room at the Top (1957) and Life at the Top (1962).

Weather
Edmonton experienced its first snowfall of the season.

Canadiana
Tina May Simpson, Miss Niagara Region, was chosen Miss Canada 1987. The pageant was televised by CTV.

Crime
Jeremy Bamber, 24, was sentenced to life in prison for murdering five members of his family in Essex, England.

Baseball
Larry Bowa was hired as manager of the San Diego Padres, replacing Steve Boros. Under Mr. Boros, the Padres had finished fourth in the National League West Division with a record of 74-88, 22 games behind the first-place Houston Astros.

25 years ago
1991


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Onnellinen perhe--Ne Luumäet (3rd week at #1)

Died on this date
Sylvia Fine, 78
. U.S. songwriter. Miss Fine wrote songs for her husband, Danny Kaye, including Anatole of Paris and Knock on Wood.

Canadiana
Nicole Dunsdon, Miss Interior of British Columbia, was chosen Miss Canada 1992 (see video). The pageant was televised by CTV, and was the last Miss Canada pageant until the name was revived in 2008.

20 years ago
1996


Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Zero--Smashing Pumpkins

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 It's All Coming Back to Me Now--Celine Dion
2 Let's Make a Night to Remember--Bryan Adams
3 If it Makes You Happy--Sheryl Crow
4 Nowhere to Go--Melissa Etheridge
5 Head Over Feet--Alanis Morisette
6 He Liked to Feel It--Crash Test Dummies
7 Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First)--John Mellencamp
8 I Love You Always Forever--Donna Lewis
9 Test for Echo--Hush
10 Who You Are--Pearl Jam

Singles entering the chart included You Must Love Me by Madonna (#90); Lady Picture Show by Stone Temple Pilots (#96); C'mon n' Ride It (The Train) by Quad City DJ's (#97); Message of Love by Journey (#98); Sad Caper by Hootie & the Blowfish (#99); and Get Down (You're the One for Me) by Backstreet Boys (#100).

10 years ago
2006


Died on this date
Red Auerbach, 89
. U.S. basketball coach and executive. Arnold Jacob Auerbach coached the Washington Capitols (1946-49); Tri-Cities Blackhawks (1949-50); and Boston Celtics (1950-66), compiling a regular season record of 938-479 and a playoff record 99-69. He pioneered the use of the fast break and Negro players, and emphasized the importance of team play as he led the Celtics to nine National Basketball Association championships in his last 10 seasons as coach, including the last eight straight years. Mr. Auerbach served as the team's general manager from 1966-1984 and president from 1984-1997 and vice chairman from 1997 until his death, accumulating seven more championship rings. The NBA's Coach of the Year trophy, which he had won in 1965, was named after him in 1967, and Mr. Auerbach was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1969.

Tina Aumont, 70. U.S. actress. Miss Aumont, who sometimes acted under her married name Tina Marquand, worked mainly in European cinema, appearing in movies such as Modesty Blaise (1966) and Fellini's Casanova (1976).

Trevor Berbick, 52. Jamaican-born Canadian boxer. Mr. Berbick represented Jamaica at the 1976 Summer Olympic Games in Montreal, but elected to stay in Canada after the games, settling in Halifax. He held the Canadian, Commonwealth, and other heavyweight titles at various times, but peaked when he won a 12-round unanimous decision over Pinklon Thomas on March 22, 1986 to win the World Boxing Council world heavyweight title. In his first defense, on November 22, 1986, Mr. Berbick lost the title on a 2-round technical knockout by Mike Tyson. Mr. Berbick was the last man to fight Muhammad Ali, winning a 10-round unanimous decision in Nassau on December 11, 1981. Mr. Berbick posted a professional record of 49-11-1 from 1976-1999. He had numerous problems with the law, resulting in several deportations. He moved back to Jamaica, where he was murdered by two young men, including his nephew Harold Berbick, who beat him to death with a steel pipe.

Terrorism
A group of activists from the Bangladesh Awami League attacked a rival political party meeting in Dhaka with oars and sculls and killed 14.

Football
CFL
Montreal (10-8) 24 @ Toronto (10-8) 20
Winnipeg (9-9) 16 @ British Columbia (13-5) 26

CIS
Regina 36 @ Alberta (4-4) 25

Robert Edwards scored the winning touchdown for the Alouettes as they erased a 9-point deficit going into the 4th quarter in defeating the Argonauts before 38,123 fans at Rogers Centre.

The B.C. defense made 3 interceptions against Winnipeg quarterback Ryan Dinwiddie, turning 2 of them into touchdowns, as the Lions beat the Blue Bombers before 33,744 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver. B.C. defensive back Barron Miles recorded the ninth blocked kick of his CFL career, blocking a Troy Westwood punt.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

October 27, 2016

110 years ago
1906


Football
ORFU
Toronto Victorias (0-5) 6 @ Hamilton (5-0) 55
Toronto Argonauts (3-1) 13 @ Peterborough (1-3) 7

100 years ago
1916


War
Negus Mikael, marching on the Ethiopian capital in support of his son Emperor Iyasu V, was defeated by Fitawrari abte Giyorgis in the Battle of Segale, 40 miles north of Addis Ababa, securing the throne for Empress Zewditu I.

75 years ago
1941


War
The Canadian Army sent two infantry battalions of 1,975 men to Hong Kong to reinforce the imperial garrison against Japanese attack; the troops sailed on HMS Awatea, escorted by HMCS Prince Robert. U.S.S.R. Field Marshal Georgy Zhukov, commander of the Moscow Front, issued an order of the day commanding his army not to retreat a single step. A Soviet news agency reported that 2o Japanese soldiers had crossed the Soviet-Japanese Far Eastern Frontier on October 23, but had been forced to withdraw after clashing with Soviet troops near the village of Raskino; Japan denied that the incident took place. Vichy France announced that the Germans had postponed the execution of 100 hostages to give the people more time to find the guilty in the October 22 assassination of Major Hans Reimers in Bordeaux.

Diplomacy
Arabic World Agency reported that Haj Amin al-Husseini, exiled Mufti of Jerusalem, was now in Rome.

Defense
U.S. Navy Secretary Frank Knox urged that the Neutrality Act be completely repealed.

Politics and government
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed to merge the Civilian Conservation Corps into the National Youth Administration.

Labour
Congress of Industrial Organizations United Mine Workers of America struck mines owned by steel companies, as UMW President John L. Lewis rejected U.S. President Roosevelt's appeal to permit more time for a settlement.

Business
A jury in Lexington, Kentucky convicted the R.J. Reynolds, Liggett & Myers, and American Tobacco companies; American Suppliers, Inc.--an American Tobacco Company subsidiary--and 13 individuals on charges of monopoly and price fixing in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.

70 years ago
1946


Diplomacy
Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King arrived in Washington, a day prior to talks at the White House with U.S. President Harry Truman.

Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers in Japan General Douglas MacArthur reported that U.S.A.-U.S.S.R. negotiations to unify Korea had broken down because of the Soviet refusal to tolerate opposition political parties in their zone.

Politics and government
Elections for the Bulgarian National Assembly resulted in Communists winning 277 of 465 seats.

The Democratic Action Party gained an overwhelming victory in elections for the Venezuelan Constitutional Congress.

Health
The American Social Hygiene Association announced that reported cases of syphilis had increased 42% in the 12 months ended June 30, 1946.

Football
IRFU
Hamilton (0-8-2) 16 @ Montreal (6-2-2) 21

60 years ago
1956


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)--Doris Day (7th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Heimweh--Freddy Quinn (14th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Mirror): Woman in Love--Frankie Laine (2nd week at #1)

#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Hound Dog/Don't Be Cruel--Elvis Presley (Best Seller--11th week at #1; Jukebox--9th week at #1); Don't Be Cruel--Elvis Presley (Disc Jockey--8th week at #1; Top 100--8th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Love Me Tender--Elvis Presley
2 Don't Be Cruel--Elvis Presley
3 The Green Door--Jim Lowe
4 Honky Tonk (Parts 1 and 2)--Bill Doggett
5 Just Walking in the Rain--Johnnie Ray
6 Canadian Sunset--Hugo Winterhalter and his Orchestra with Eddie Heywood
--Andy Williams
7 Tonight You Belong to Me--Patience and Prudence
--Lawrence Welk and his Sparkling Strings
8 True Love--Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly
--Jane Powell
9 Blueberry Hill--Fats Domino
10 Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love)--Pat Boone

Singles entering the chart were Night Lights by Nat "King" Cole (#33); Singing the Blues, with versions by Guy Mitchell and Marty Robbins (#36); Garden of Eden by Joe Valino (#43); Rudy's Rock by Bill Haley and his Comets (#45); Moonlight Love by Perry Como (#46); First Born by "Tennessee" Ernie Ford (#49); and Buchanan and Goodman on Trial by Buchanan and Goodman (#50). Night Lights was the other side of To the Ends of the Earth, charting at #34.

Politics and government
Hungarian Prime Minister Imre Nagy annouced formation of a "National Front" cabinet, including two members of the suppressed conservative Smallholders Party, as fighting against Communist troops continued in Budapest and spread throughout the coountry.

King Hussein of Jordan named National Socialist leader Suleiman Nabulski as Prime Minister.

Horse racing
Barbizon, with Bill Hartack up, won the Garden State Stakes in Camden, New Jersey. At $319,210, it was the richest horse race yet run.

Football
IRFU
Montreal (10-3) 14 @ Hamilton (7-6) 50
Ottawa (6-7) 30 @ Toronto (3-10) 19

WIFU
Edmonton (11-5) 0 @ Winnipeg (9-7) 33
Calgary (4-12) 0 @ Saskatchewan (10-6) 33

All the scoring took place in the 1st half as the Blue Bombers routed the Eskimos at Winnipeg Stadium. The Eskimos, having clinched first place several days earlier, left many of their regular players at home, and the Blue Bombers rested their regulars in the 2nd half. Buddy Leake scored 2 touchdowns and 3 converts to win the WIFU scoring title with 103 points, 1 ahead of teammate Bob McNamara. Mr. McNamara also scored 2 TDs to finish the season with 17 touchdowns, and was given a chance to kick 2 converts, but missed them both.

50 years ago
1966


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): Reach Out I'll Be There--Four Tops

On television tonight
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, on CBS

This was the first broadcast of the Peanuts special, which wasn't broadcast in Canada until 1967.

Diplomacy
The United Nations revoked South Africa's mandate in South West Africa; the General Assembly created a 14-state committee for the territory.

Defense
The People's Republic of China exploded its fourth atomic device in the province of Sinkiang.

40 years ago
1976


Defense
The U.S. Defense Department announced plans to boost the number of fighter planes in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization by 20%.

30 years ago
1986


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Venus--Bananarama (7th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Easy Lady--Spagna (7th week at #1)

Abominations
Representatives of 12 religions joined Pope John Paul II at Assisi, Italy for a "World Day of Prayer for Peace."

Economics and finance
The British government of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher suddenly deregulated financial markets, leading to a total restructuring of the way in which they operated in the U.K.

Baseball
World Series
World Series
Boston Red Sox 5 @ New York Mets 8 (New York won best-of-seven series 4-3)

The Red Sox were leading 3-0 after 6 1/2 innings, but the Mets tied the game with 3 runs off Boston starting pitcher Bruce Hurst in the bottom of the 6th inning, and Ray Knight led off the bottom of the 7th with a home run off Red Sox' relief pitcher Calvin Schiraldi to give the Mets a 4-3 lead, and the Mets scored 2 more in the inning to make the score 6-3 in their favour. Dwight Evans drove in 2 runs with a double in the top of the 8th to reduce the lead to 6-5, but Darryl Strawberry led off the bottom of the 8th inning with a home run off Boston reliever Al Nipper, and New York reliever Jesse Orosco singled in a run to make the score 8-5. Mr. Orosco retired the Red Sox in order in the 9th for his second save of the series. Roger McDowell, who had followed Ron Darling and Sid Fernandez on the mound for the Mets, was the winning pitcher, while Mr. Schiraldi became the only pitcher to lose both the 6th and 7th games in the same World Series. Mr. Knight, the Mets' third baseman, was named the series' Most Valuable Player. 55,032 were in attendance at Shea Stadium.

25 years ago
1991


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Set Adrift on Memory Bliss--PM Dawn (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Austria (Ö3): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (13th week at #1)

Asiatica
Turkmenistan achieved independence from the U.S.S.R.

Football
CFL
Toronto (12-5) 39 @ Hamilton (2-15) 34
British Columbia (11-6) 36 @ Saskatchewan (6-11) 5
Calgary (10-7) 23 @ Edmonton (11-6) 24

Rickey Foggie threw for 2 touchdowns--including the winner for 8 yards to David Williams--and rushed for another TD to lead the Argonauts over the Tiger-Cats before 17,453 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium.

Doug Flutie passed for 2 touchdowns and Jon Volpe rushed for 2 TDs as the Lions routed the Roughriders before 18,192 fans at Taylor Field in Regina.

A controversial pass interference call against a Calgary defensive back led to the winning touchdown by the Eskimos on a 3-yard pass from Tracy Ham to Michael Soles with 1:42 remaining in regulation time as they edged the Stampeders before 23,391 fans at Commonwealth Stadium in one of the coldest games this blogger has ever attended.

Baseball
World Series
World Series
Atlanta Braves 0 @ Minnesota Twins 1 (10 innings) (Minnesota won best-of-seven series 4-3)

Pinch hitter Gene Larkin singled off Alejandro Pena with the bases loaded, bringing home Dan Gladden in the bottom of the 10th inning before 55,118 fans at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis. Jack Morris pitched a complete game to earn his second win of the series, giving up 7 hits and striking out 8. John Smoltz started on the mound for the Braves and pitched 7 1/3 innings before giving way to Mike Stanton. Mr. Pena entered the game in the 9th inning. The 1991 World Series joined the 1987 series, in which the Twins played the St. Louis Cardinals, as the only ones in which all the games were won by the home team.

20 years ago
1996


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): What's Love Got to Do with It--Warren G featuring Adina Howard (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Austria (Ö3): Break My Stride--Unique II (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Salva Mea--Faithless (2nd week at #1)

Football
CFL
British Columbia (4-13) 21 @ Toronto (14-3) 25
Calgary (12-5) 32 @ Edmonton (11-7) 41

Doug Flutie's 13-yard touchdown pass to Mike Clemons with 1:41 remaining in regulation time provided the winning margin for the Argonauts as they defeated the Lions before 20,657 fans at SkyDome.

The Eskimos scored 17 points in the 1st quarter and Danny McManus completed 20 of 30 passes for 296 yards and touchdowns to Marc Tobert, Eddie Brown, Jim Sandusky, and Darren Flutie to lead the Eskimos over the Stampeders before 27,332 fans at Commonwealth Stadium. Tony Burse rushed for the other Edmonton touchdown, while Sean Fleming added 5 converts and 2 field goals. Mr. Flutie caught 7 passes for 98 yards, while Mr. Brown caught 5 for 90.

10 years ago
2006


Died on this date
Marlin McKeever, 66
. U.S. football player. Mr. McKeever was a fullback, defensive end, and punter with the University of Southern California Trojans (1958-1960) and a linebacker with the Los Angeles Rams (1961-1966, 1971-1972); Minnesota Vikings (1967); Washington Redskins (1968-1970); and Philadelphia Eagles (1973). He and his twin brother Mike were teammates at USC. Marlin was named to play in the Pro Bowl in 1966; he died of a blood clot on the brain the day after falling at his home.

Joe Niekro, 61. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Niekro, like his older brother Phil, threw a knuckleball, and had a lengthy major league career. Joe played with the Chicago Cubs (1967-1969); San Diego Padres (1969); Detroit Tigers (1970-1972); Atlanta Braves (1973-1974); Houston Astros (1975-1985); New York Yankees (1985-1987); and Minnesota Twins (1987-1988), compiling a record of 221-204 with an earned run average of 3.59 in 702 games. His best seasons were 1979 and 1980, when he posted respective records of 21-11 and 20-12; he and Phil, with the Braves, tied for the National League lead in wins in 1979. Joe was with the Twins when they won the World Series in 1987. The brothers were teammates with the Braves and Yankees; Phil won 318 games in his major league career, and their combined total of 539 is a major league record for a brother combination, 10 more than Jim and Gaylord Perry. Joe died 11 days before his 62nd birthday, the day after suffering an aneurysm.

Politics and government
Quebec Inuit voters approved a land claim agreement giving them ownership of 80% of the small islands in the waters off their northern shore, a share of offshore resource royalties, and $86 million transferred to Inuit coffers over nine years.

Economics and finance
The Saskatchewan government of Premier Lorne Calvert dropped the provincial sales tax from 7% to 5% to share the wealth of its oil and gas boom.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (9-9) 18 @ Edmonton (7-11) 20

Ricky Ray threw touchdown passes to Ron McClendon and Jason Tucker as the Eskimos held off a late Saskatchewan rally to defeat the Roughriders before 31,779 fans at Commonwealth Stadium. Mr. Ray was taken out of the game after the touchdown pass to Mr. Tucker enabled him to reach 5,000 yards passing for the season. Steven Jyles and Jason Johnson--in his last CFL game--played the remainder of the game at quarterback, with little success. Former Edmonton quarterback rushed 1 yard for the only Saskatchewan touchdown in the 2nd quarter. Luca Congi converted and added 3 field goals, the last coming from 43 yards with 2:33 remaining in regulation time. Mr. Congi had a chance to give the Roughriders the lead in the last minute, but his FG attempt fell short. Edmonton wide receiver Ed Hervey caught 6 passes for 87 yards in the final game of his 8-year CFL career, while linebacker Singor Mobley made 5 defensive tackles in the last game of his 12-year professional career, 9 seasons of which were spent with the Eskimos. Defensive back Malcolm Frank played the last game of his 10-year CFL career, 8 years of which were with Edmonton. Saskatchewan receiver Craig Yeast caught 1 pass for 2 yards in his only game as a Roughrider and the last game of his 4-year CFL career.

Baseball
World Series
Detroit Tigers 2 @ St. Louis Cardinals 4 (St. Louis won best-of-seven series 4-1)

An error by Detroit starting pitcher Justin Verlander led to 2 unearned runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning, turning a 2-1 Detroit lead into a 3-2 St. Louis lead as the Cardinals held on to defeat the Tigers before 46,638 fans at Busch Stadium. St. Louis shortstop David Eckstein, who batted .364 with 4 runs batted in, was named the series' Most Valuable Player.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

October 26, 2016

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Sveta!

525 years ago
1491


Born on this date
Zhengde
. Emperor of China, 1505-1521. Zhengde, born Zhu Houzhao, was the eldest son of Emperor Hongzhi, and was an emperor of the Ming Dynasty. He reportedly abused his powers, and died at the age of 29 on April 20, 1521 after falling out of a boat while drunk and contracting an illness from the waters of the Grand Canal. Zhengde was succeeded on the throne by his cousin Jiajing.

150 years ago
1866


Died on this date
John Labatt, 63
. U.K.-born Canadian brewer. Mr. Labatt, a native of Ireland, emigrated to Canada in the 1830s and settled near London, Upper Canada. He and Samuel Eccles founded Labatt and Eccles in 1847; the company is known today as Labatt Brewing Company.

100 years ago
1916


Born on this date
François Mitterand
. 21st President of France and Co-Prince of Andorra, 1981-1995. Mr. Mitterand, a Socialist, held various positions before assuming the presidency, which he held longer than any other person (so far). He was the first Socialist President of the Fifth Republic. Mr. Mitterand died on January 8, 1996 at the age of 79.

80 years ago
1936


Energy
The first electric generator at Hoover Dam went into full operation.

75 years ago
1941


On the radio
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, on NBC
Tonight's episode: The Solitary Cyclist

War
German troops drove on Rostov, the gateway to the Caucasus. An "Aid to Russia" rally in London drew 10,000 people demanding an invasion of the European continent to help Russia.

Disasters
Two tornadoes struck the towns of Dardanelle and Hamburg in Arkansas, killing 17 people and injuring more than 200.

70 years ago
1946


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): To Each His Own--Eddy Howard and his Orchestra (11th week at #1)

On the radio
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Tom Conway and Nigel Bruce, on ABC
Tonight's episode: The Hungry Cat

Died on this date
Ioannis Rallis, 68
. Prime Minister of Greece, 1943-1944. Mr. Rallis, the son of former Prime Minister Dimitrios Rallis, held various positions before World War II as a member of the People's Party, and was the third and last Prime Minister who led a collaborationist puppet government under Nazi occupation of Greece during World War II. He was sentenced to life imprisonment for collaboration and treason after the war, and died in prison.

War
Nationalist Chinese forces reported capturing the Manchurian port of Antung on the Korean border.

Continued violence between Hindus and Muslims in Calcutta resulted in 27 deaths. Civil strife was also reported in Bombay and eastern Bengal, with thousands of refugees fleeing to Calcutta.

Diplomacy
Egyptian Prime Minister Ismail Sidky Pasha returned to Cairo after further treaty discussions with British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin.

Economics and finance
French Prime Minister Georges Bidault warned of panic buying and inflation, and urged farmers to stop withholding food from the market in order to get higher prices.

Labour
The American Federation of Labor National Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots ended it 26-day strike against East and Gulf coast ship operators with an agreement calling for a 15% pay increase.

Football
IRFU
Toronto (6-2-2) 8 @ Ottawa (4-4-2) 5

WIFU
Finals
Winnipeg 18 @ Calgary 21 (First game of 2-game total points series)

ORFU
Toronto Indians (7-1-1) 11 @ Hamilton (7-1-1) 20
Ottawa (0-9) 1 @ Toronto Balmy Beach (5-4) 8
Sarnia (4-5) 6 @ Windsor (3-6) 13

Canadian university
Western Ontario (4-0) 12 @ McGill (1-3) 7
Queen's (0-4) 7 @ Toronto (3-1) 39
Saskatchewan (0-3) 5 @ Alberta (3-0) 14

Messrs. Harrison, Gilkes, and Holdsworth scored touchdowns for the Stampeders as they defeated the Blue Bombers before 4,000 fans at Mewata Stadium. Winnipege quarterback Walt Dobler connected with Bill Ordway for touchdown passes of 16 and 55 yards, rushed for a touchdown of his own, and converted all 3 TDs.

14,500 fans at Molson Stadium in Montreal saw the Mustangs defeat the Redmen.

Ken Fraser and Eric MacDonald scored touchdowns for the Golden Bears as they beat the Huskies at Varsity Stadium in Edmonton. Jim McFayden rushed 87 yards for the Saskatchewan TD in the 2nd quarter.

60 years ago
1956


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): A Woman in Love--Frankie Laine (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Walter Gieseking, 60
. French-born German musician. Mr. Gieseking was a concert pianist known for his interpretation of the works of Beethoven, Mozart, and French impressionist composers. He died in London, 10 days before his 61st birthday, after a pancreatitis operation.

Protest
Hungarian Prime Minister Imre Nagy appealed for calm as demonstrators battled with Soviet troops.

Squads of Singaporean riot police began to clear an estimated 2,000 teenage students barricaded inside two private schools which the government had ordered closed two weeks earlier due to Communist agitators.

Politics and government
Former South Carolina Governor James Byrnes urged the state's voters to reject both President Dwight Eisenhower and Democratic Party nominee Adlai Stevenson in the November 1956 U.S. presidential election and instead cast their ballots for electors pledged to Senator Harry Byrd (Democrat--Virginia).

Football
ORFU
Sarnia (6-4) 32 @ Kitchener-Waterloo (7-3) 21

Paul Kozley scored 2 touchdowns for the Golden Bears as they defeated the Dutchmen at Kitchener Stadium. Gene Robillard, Mr. Gendron, and Bill Robinson scored the other Sarnia TDs. Billy Graham led Kitchener-Waterloo with 2 touchdowns and 3 converts.

50 years ago
1966


Hit parade
Australia's top 10 (Go-Set):
1 Needle in a Haystack--The Twilights (2nd week at #1)
2 Step Back/Cara Lyn--Johnny Young and Kompany
3 Born a Woman--Sandy Posey
--Judy Stone
4 Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby--The Beatles
5 Lady Godiva--Peter and Gordon
6 You Can't Hurry Love--The Supremes
7 Ever Lovin' Man--The Loved Ones
8 Somewhere My Love (Lara's Theme)--Ray Conniff and the Singers
9 Out of Time--Chris Farlowe
10 Sunny--Bobby Hebb

Singles entering the chart were Winchester Cathedral by the New Vaudeville Band (#11); I Don't Care by Los Bravos (#30); No Milk Today by Herman's Hermits (#32); Billy and Sue by B.J. Thomas (#36); You Won't Find that Kind in Me by Digger Revell (#38); and The Wanderer by Robbie Snowden (#39).

Died on this date
Alma Cogan, 34
. U.K. singer. Miss Cogan, born Alma Cohen, was one of the most popular singers in Britain in the 1950s, with a steady string of hit singles. Her biggest hit was Dreamboat, which spent two weeks at #1 on both New Musical Express and Record Mirror charts in July 1955. Miss Cogan's popularity in her homeland diminished in the 1960s, but she began recording in foreign languages and achieved success in other countries. She died of ovarian cancer.

Space
The United States launched the satellite Intelsat (International Telecommunications Satellite Consortium) II F-1 from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The satellite's purpose was to open the first such commercial communications across the Pacific Ocean.

40 years ago
1976


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Dancing Queen--ABBA (10th week at #1)

On television tonight
Family, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Home Movie

Africana
Transkei became the first South African bantustan (black homeland) to gain independence. The United Nations voted 134-0 in favour of a resolution calling Transkei independence a sham--a way for the South African government to continue white minority rule.

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1986

Died on this date
Jackson Scholz, 89
. U.S. runner. Mr. Scholz won a gold medal as part of the American 4 x 100-metre relay team in the 1920 Summer Olympic Games in Antwerp. He won a gold medal in the men's 200-metre run and a silver medal in the 100-metre event in the 1924 Olympics in Paris, and finished fourth in the 200-metre event in the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam. The men's 100-metre run in the 1924 Olympics was depicted in the movie Chariots of Fire (1981), with Brad Davis playing Mr. Scholz. Mr. Scholz was the only one of the featured characters from that movie who was still alive when the film was released, and he appeared in a commercial for American Express several years later.

Crime
Hector Pothier, offensive tackle with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League, was arrested at Winnipeg International Airport as the team was preparing to return home after their 42-20 loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers the night before. Mr. Pothier had hashish in his luggage, and fled to the men's washroom in an attempt to destroy the evidence, but was unsuccessful. Several days later, CFL Commissioner announced that Mr. Pothier was suspended for the rest of the 1986 season and all of 1987, but the punishment was soon commuted to suspension just for the remainder of the 1986 season, including post-season.

Football
CFL
Toronto (8-8) 10 @ Hamilton (8-8-1) 20
British Columbia (10-6) 29 @ Saskatchewan (6-9-1) 17

Ken Hobart relieved starting quarterback Mike Kerrigan at the start of the 2nd half and produced 10 points to lead the Tiger-Cats over the Argonauts before 24,430 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium.

Melvin Byrd returned an interception 56 yards for a touchdown with less than 2 minutes remaining to clinch the Lions' win over the Roughriders before 16,388 fans at Taylor Field in Regina, ending B.C.'s 4-game losing streak.

25 years ago
1991


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Rush--Big Audio Dynamite (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Say Yes--Chage and Aska (13th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Rapput (Senza Fiato)--Claudio Bisio; Rocco Tanica (9th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Asi Me Gusta--Chimo Bayo (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): James Brown is Dead--L.A. Style

#1 single in France (SNEP): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): James Brown is Dead--L.A. Style

#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (16th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Emotions--Mariah Carey (3rd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Romantic--Karyn White
2 Emotions--Mariah Carey
3 Do Anything--Natural Selection featuring Niki Haris
4 Hole Hearted--Extreme
5 Can't Stop this Thing We Started--Bryan Adams
6 Good Vibrations--Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch featuring Loleatta Holloway
7 I Adore Mi Amor--Color Me Badd
8 Something to Talk About--Bonnie Raitt
9 Cream--Prince and the New Power Generation
10 Real, Real, Real--Jesus Jones

Singles entering the chart were Spending My Time by Roxette (#68); O.P.P. by Naughty by Nature (#79); I've Got a Lot to Learn About Love by the Storm (#82); Love Thing by Tina Turner (#87) ; Double Good Everything by Smokey Robinson (#89); and Shot of Poison by Lita Ford (#90). Double Good Everything was Mr. Robinson's first single on the SBK label, after more than 30 years with the Motown corporation.

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 Can't Stop this Thing We Started--Bryan Adams
2 Emotions--Mariah Carey
3 Life is a Highway--Tom Cochrane
4 Hole Hearted--Extreme
5 Calling Elvis--Dire Straits
6 The Real Love--Bob Seger
7 Good Vibrations--Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch featuring Loleatta Holloway
8 I Adore Mi Amor--Color Me Badd
9 Love...Thy Will Be Done--Martika
10 Real, Real, Real--Jesus Jones

Singles entering the chart were When a Man Loves a Woman by Michael Bolton (#53); Powerdrive by Longfellow (#67); The Fire Inside by Bob Seger (#69); Into the Fire by Sarah McLachlan (#71); Love Thing by Tina Turner (#82); Waiting by Roch Voisine (#83); Top of the World by Van Halen (#89); Save Up All Your Tears by Cher (#92); No More Tears by Ozzie Osbourne (#95); and Happy Ever After by the Bee Gees (#96).

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (9-8) 20 @ Ottawa (7-10) 46

Angelo Snipes returned an interception 85 yards for a touchdown in the 3rd quarter to snuff out a Winnipeg rally and help the Rough Riders defeat the Blue Bombers before 23,060 fans at Lansdowne Park.

Baseball
World Series
World Series
Atlanta Braves 3 @ Minnesota Twins 4 (11 innings) (Best-of-seven series tied 3-3)

Kirby Puckett's home run off Charlie Leibrandt leading off the bottom of the 11th inning before 55,155 fans at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis sent the series to a seventh game. Rick Aguilera, the fourth Minnesota pitcher of the game, was the winning pitcher.

20 years ago
1996


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Macarena--Los Del Rio (9th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Born Slippy--Underworld (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Banger hart--Rob de Nijs

#1 single in Wallonia (Ultratop 40): Aïcha--Khaled

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Words--Boyzone (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): Say You'll Be There--Spice Girls

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)--Los Del Rio (13th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Cash Box): I Love You Always Forever--Donna Lewis (8th week at #1)

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (9-8) 30 @ Ottawa (3-14) 29

Troy Westwood's 21-yard field goal with 12 seconds remaining in regulation time gave the Blue Bombers their win before 15,095 fans at Frank Clair Stadium in the last home game ever played by the Ottawa Rough Riders.

CIAU
Manitoba (0-7) 3 @ Alberta (4-3) 44

Baseball
World Series
Atlanta Braves 2 @ New York Yankees 3 (New York won best-of-seven series 4-2)

The Yankees scored 3 runs in the 3rd inning and held on to edge the Braves before 56,375 fans at Yankee Stadium for their 23rd World Series championship, and their first in 18 years. The Braves scored a run in the 9th and had runners on first and second bases with 2 out, but Mark Lemke popped out to third baseman Charlie Hayes to end the series. Jimmy Key allowed 5 hits and 1 earned run in 5 1/3 innings to get the win over Greg Maddux, who allowed 8 hits and 3 earned runs in 7 2/3 innings.

10 years ago
2006


Baseball
World Series
Detroit Tigers 4 @ St. Louis Cardinals 5 (St. Louis led best-of-seven series 3-1)

David Eckstein doubled home Aaron Miles with 2 out in the bottom of the 8th inning to break a 4-4 tie and give the Cardinals their win over the Tigers before 46,470 fans at Busch Stadium.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

October 25, 2016

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Tatyana!

400 years ago
1616


Exploration
A Dutch expedition led by Dirk Hartog made the second recorded landfall by a European on Australian soil, at the later-named Dirk Hartog Island off the West Australian coast.

125 years ago
1891


Born on this date
Charles Coughlin
. Canadian-born U.S. clergyman and broadcaster. Father Coughlin, a native of Hamilton, Ontario, was the priest at the Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak, Michigan from 1926-1966, but was best known for his radio broadcasts, which began in 1926 on the Detroit station WJR, and were picked up by the Columbia Broadcasting System in 1930. Fr. Coughlin began injecting political content into his broadcasts, and initially supported U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, but from 1934 on, increasingly opposed the Roosevelt administration's New Deal economic policies. Fr. Coughlin helped to found the Union Party, but its 1936 U.S. presidential candidate, William Lemke, failed to attract much support. Fr. Coughlin's broadcasts became more anti-Jewish and pro-Fascist, and the Roosevelt administration imposed regulations that had the effect of forcing Fr. Coughlin off the air in 1940. Fr. Coughlin published the weekly newsletter Social Justice from 1936-1942, but ceased its publication on orders of Roman Catholic authorities, under pressure from the Roosevelt administration. Fr. Coughlin ended his public career, and continued as priest of the Shrine of the Little Flower, retreating into obscurity. He died on October 27, 1989, two days after his 88th birthday.

Football
ORFU
Round 1
Royal Military College 17 @ Queen's College 25 (Queen's University won 2-game total points series 53-24)

100 years ago
1916


War
The Canadian Fourth Division attacked German troops at the Somme in France.

75 years ago
1941


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Piano Concerto in B Flat--Freddy Martin and his Orchestra (4th week at #1)

Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art curator Henri Marceau announced that an 18 X 30-inch painting titled Crucifixion that for two centuries had been attributed to Rembrandt van Rijn was in fact spurious.

Diplomacy
German Fuehrer Adolf Hitler conferred with Italian Foreign Minister Count Ciano at the German headquarters in Russia.

The government of Costa Rica announced that foreigners who attacked friendly nations or democratic principles would be expelled.

Defense
The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 12-11 in favour of permitting U.S. merchant ships to arm themselves and enter war zones.

Politics and government
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Office of Facts and Figures, with Archibald MacLeish as unpaid director.

Labour
Transportation and newspaper employees in La Paz, Bolivia ended their five-day strike after being granted a 20% wage increase.

Football
ERFU
Toronto Argonauts (4-1) 6 @ Ottawa (4-1) 24
Montreal (0-5) 0 @ Toronto Balmy Beach (2-3) 9

Murray Griffin, Johnny Fripp, and Stan O'Neil scored touchdowns for the Rough Riders in their win over the Argonauts at Lansdowne Park, while George Fraser added 3 converts and 2 field goals. Red Storey scored the Argonauts' touchdown, converted by Earl Selkirk.

Hugh Cuddie scored Balmy Beach's touchdown, while Bobby Reid converted and added a field goal.

70 years ago
1946


War
23 Germany physicians accused of concentration camp atrocities during World War II went on trial in Nuremberg. Among the accused was Karl Brandt, Adolf Hitler's personal physician. Iva Toguri, an American citizen who had spent World War II making radio broadcasts from Japan and who was one of those known by the collective nickname "Tokyo Rose," was released from prison in Tokyo.

World events
Cuban Prime Minister Carlos Prio Socarras announced the suppression of an anti-government plot.

Defense
In response to a U.S. War Department request for a report on the morale of U.S. forces in the Pacific, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers in Japan General Douglas MacArthur blamed military-civilian clashes in the Philippines on Filipino nationalism and the "irresponsibility" of some American recruits.

Politics and government
The Untied States Army announced the suspension of the military government officer of Nuremberg pending investigation of an alleged anti-German demonstration in the city on September 30 by American soldiers and Jewish and Polish refugees.

John Rogge, special assistant to the U.S. Attorney General, was dismissed for indicating in a speech that the German Nazi regime had favoured the election of Republican candidate Thomas Dewey as President of the United States in 1944.

Economics and finance
U.S. President Harry Truman proclaimed a state of emergency in housing and ordered the lifting of import duties from lumber and lumber products.

60 years ago
1956


Hit parade
#1 single in France (IFOP): La Plus belle chose au monde--Luis Mariano (4th week at #1)

Died on this date
Shūhei Higa, 54
. Okinawan politician. Mr. Higa was Chief Executive of the Ryukyu Islands from the beginning of self-government under U.S. occupation on April 1, 1952 until his death. He was succeeded by Jūgō Tōma.

Abominations
Soviet tanks and Hungarian security police fired on unarmed crowds in front of the Hungarian Parliament building in Budapest, causing an estimated 170 deaths.

Defense
Egypt, Jordan, and Syria signed an agreement placing their armies under a joint command headed by Egyptian commander-in-chief and War Minister General Abdel Hakim Amer.

Diplomacy
The Woodrow Wilson Foundation presented its annual citation to former U.S. Secretary of State George Marshall for his post-World War II diplomatic achivements.

Literature
The 1956 Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Puerto Rican poet Juan Ramon Jimenez, 74, who was cited for his lyric poetry.

Oil
The Venezuelan Oil Company announced an important new strike in the western area of the state of Monagas near the Caribbean coast.

50 years ago
1966


On television tonight
Wojeck, starring John Vernon, on CBC
Tonight's episode: Pick a Time, Any Time

The Fugitive, starring David Janssen, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Second Sight, with guest stars Tim Considine, Ned Glass, and Crahan Denton

Diplomacy
The two-day Manila Conference concluded. U.S. President Lyndon Johnson represented the United States, as he, with representatives of the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, South Vietnam, and Thailand discussed progress of the war in Vietnam and expressed their views on a unified effort to develop the economies of Southeast Asia.

World events
Former Indonesian Foreign Minister Subandrio was sentenced to death for his part in an October 1, 1965 Communist plot against the government.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (9-6-1) 28 @ Calgary (5-9-1) 26

Jack Abendschan's second field goal of the game, with 24 seconds remaining, gave the Roughriders their win over the Stampeders before 18,435 fans at McMahon Stadium. Saskatchewan flanker Hugh Campbell caught his 17th touchdown pass of the season to set a CFL record. Ed Buchanan and Gord Barwell scored the other Roughrider TDs, all converted by Mr. Abendschan. Larry Robinson returned an interception for a Calgary touchdown and added 2 converts. Bill Goods, Howard Starks, and Peter Liske scored the other Stampeder TDs.

40 years ago
1976


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Dancing Queen--ABBA (8th week at #1)

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Pearl Color ni Yurete--Momoe Yamaguchi (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): El Jardín Prohibido--Sandro Giacobbe (12th week at #1)

Theatre
Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the National Theatre on the South Bank in London after years of delays.

Agriculture
U.S.S.R. leader Leonid Brezhnev announced a possible record grain harvest, after a disastrous harvest in 1975. He said that the pace of detente had slowed.

30 years ago
1986


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Holiday Rap--M.C. Miker G & D.J. Sven

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): The Final Countdown--Europe (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Take My Breath Away--Berlin

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): All I Ask of You--Cliff Richard and Sarah Brightman

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Every Loser Wins--Nick Berry

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): True Colors--Cyndi Lauper

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Typical Male--Tina Turner
2 True Colors--Cyndi Lauper
3 When I Think of You--Janet Jackson
4 Heartbeat--Don Johnson
5 I Didn't Mean to Turn You On--Robert Palmer
6 Throwing it All Away--Genesis
7 Two of Hearts--Stacey Q
8 Amanda--Boston
9 Human--Human League
10 All Cried Out--Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam with Full Force

Singles entering the chart were Is This Love by Survivor (#71); Don't Stand so Close to Me '86 by the Police (#75); Love is Forever by Billy Ocean (#79); More than Physical by Bananarama (#80); The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades by Timbuk 3 (#81); Nail it to the Wall by Stacy Lattisaw (#86); You Be Illin' by Run-D.M.C. (#89); and Like Flames by Berlin (#90).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 The Lady in Red--Chris de Burgh
2 Spirit in the Sky--Doctor and the Medics
3 Rumors--Timex Social Club
4 True Colors--Cyndi Lauper
5 Friends and Lovers--Gloria Loring and Carl Anderson
6 Walk This Way--Run D.M.C.
7 Stuck with You--Huey Lewis and the News
8 When I Think of You--Janet Jackson
9 Take My Breath Away--Berlin
10 Heartbeat--Don Johnson

Singles entering the chart were Heartache All Over the World by Elton John (#74); Hip to Be Square by Huey Lewis and the News (#80); Don't Stand so Close to Me '86 by the Police (#86); (Sing) Our Own Song by UB40 (#89); Where Did Your Heart Go? by Wham! (#94); and Where's the Fire by Tim Feehan (#97).

Died on this date
Forrest Tucker, 67
. U.S. actor. Mr. Tucker appeared in numerous movies--often Westerns and war movies--and television programs. He played Harold Hill in the national production of The Music Man in the 1950s, but was perhaps best known for playing Sergeant Morgan O'Rourke in the television comedy series F Troop (1965-1967). Mr. Tucker died of throat cancer.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (12-4) 20 @ Winnipeg (11-5) 42

John Hufnagel passed for 420 yards and the Blue Bombers amassed 551 yards in total offense before 32,946 fans at Winnipeg Stadium to end the Eskimos' 7-game winning streak. The Eskimos had won the first game between the teams 33-5 at Commonwealth Stadium on August 15, and the Blue Bombers wanted to make up the deficit, since points for and against each other would be used to decide which team finished ahead in the standings in case they should finish the season with the same record. Winnipeg very nearly accomplished what had appeared nearly impossible, but were stopped late in the game on the Eskimos' 3-yard line. Had the Blue Bombers scored a converted touchdown and not permitted any further Edmonton scoring, they would have won the total points battle.

CIAU
Alberta (1-6) 25 @ British Columbia 31

Baseball
World Series
Boston Red Sox 5 @ New York Mets 6 (10 innings) (Best-of-seven series tied 3-3)

The Red Sox broke a 3-3 tie with 2 runs in the top of the 10th inning, and Boston relief pitcher Calvin Schiraldi retired the first 2 batters in the bottom of the 10th, and had 2 strikes on Gary Carter. However, Mr. Carter singled, and advanced to second base on a single by pinch hitter Kevin Mitchell. Ray Knight, the next batter, singled on a no balls-2 strikes count to drive in Mr. Carter and advance Mr. Mitchell to third base. Bob Stanley then came on to pitch for the Red Sox and threw a wild pitch that allowed Mr. Mitchell to score the tying run, with Mr. Knight advancing to second. The next batter, Mookie Wilson, worked Mr. Stanley for 10 pitches before hitting a slow ground ball to Boston first baseman Bill Buckner. The ball went between Mr. Buckner's legs, and the error allowed Mr. Knight to score the winning run. Rick Aguilera was the winning pitcher, while Mr. Schiraldi was charged with the loss.

25 years ago
1991


Hit parade
#1 single in Germany (Media Control): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (3rd week at #1)

Died on this date
Bill Graham, 60
. German-born U.S. concert promoter. Mr. Graham, born Wulf Wolodia Grajonca, was sent to France in 1939 and later to the United States in order to escape the Nazi regime in Germany. He was known for promoting concerts in San Francisco at the Fillmore Auditorium (1965-1968) and Fillmore West (1968-1971), and in New York at the Fillmore East (1968-1971). Mr. Graham was killed, with girlfriend Melissa Goold, and pilot Steve Kahn, in a helicopter crash west of Vallejo, California.

20 years ago
1996


Hit parade
#1 single in Germany (Media Control): Zehn kleine Jägermeister--Die Toten Hosen (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Free Like a Flying Demon--E-type

Football
CFL
Hamilton (8-9) 41 @ Montreal (11-6) 45 (OT)

Hamilton quarterback Anthony Calvillo set a team record with 542 yards passing, but surrendered 4 interceptions, and the Alouettes outscored the Tiger-Cats 7-3 in overtime before 20,231 fans at Olympic Stadium.

10 years ago
2006


Baseball
World Series
Detroit Tigers @ St. Louis Cardinals (postponed, rain) (St. Louis led best-of-seven series 2-1)