Friday, 22 September 2017

September 22, 2017

Born on this date
Happy birthday, Julie!

325 years ago
1692


Crime
The last eight people convicted of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts were hanged; the remainder of those convicted were all eventually released.

225 years ago
1792


World events
The day after the monarchy had been abolished by the National Convention, the French First Republic was proclaimed as Primidi Vendémiaire of year one of the French Republican Calendar.

160 years ago
1857


Disasters
The Imperial Russian Navy warship Lefort capsized and sank during a storm in the Gulf of Finland, killing all 826 aboard.

150 years ago
1867


World events
General Giuseppe Garibaldi proclaimed a revolution in Italy, while King Vittorio Emanuele II issued a counter-proclamation.

Politics and government
Tennessee Governor William Brownlow summoned troops to Nashville "to enforce the franchise law."

140 years ago
1877


Politics and government
Chief Crowfoot (Isapo-Muxica) signed Treaty #7 with the Blackfoot-speaking chiefs - the Siksika (Blackfoot), Piikani (Peigan) and the Kainai (Blood), along with their allies the Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee) and their old adversaries the Nakoda (Stoney) - in a meeting with Commissioner David Laird and Lieutenant Colonel James MacLeod of the North West Mounted Police at So-yo-pow-ahx-ko (Ridge Under Water), today's Blackfoot Crossing, Alberta. The nations felt threatened by the loss of the buffalo and the incursion of unruly American traders in the area. Canada's last major First Nations treaty set aside reserves of 69,039 square kilometres in the land south of the Red Deer River and beside the Rocky Mountains; provided $12 per Indian, and schools, farm instruction, and social benefits.

125 years ago
1892


Disasters
A freight locomotive disappeared into a suddenly-opening hole in the ground near Lindal-in-Furness, England, and was permanently lost. Engineer Thomas Postlethwaite, who was aboard, jumped clear just before the locomotive disappeared. No fatalities resulted, but the incident inspired The Story of the Lost Special (1898) by A.Conan Doyle.

90 years ago
1927


Health
Schools in Edmonton reopened after being closed for three weeks owing to an outbreak of infantile paralysis (polio).

Boxing
Gene Tunney (78-1-3-1) retained his world heavyweight title with a 10-round unanimous decision over former champion Jack Dempsey (58-6-11) before 150,000 fans at Soldier Field in Chicago in what became known as the "Battle of the Long Count." Mr. Dempsey knocked Mr. Tunney down in the 7th round, and under a rule that had recently been put in place, was required to immediately go to a neutral corner. He didn't, and referee Dave Barry refused to start the count until Mr. Dempsey did as required. Mr. Dempsey finally did so, and Mr. Tunney got to his feet at the count of nine. 14 seconds had actually elapsed from the time that Mr. Tunney had hit the floor until he got up (hear audio). It was the last professional fight for Mr. Dempsey, who had held the title from 1919 until losing it to Mr. Tunney in a 10-round decision on September 23, 1926.



80 years ago
1937


War
Peña Blanca was taken by Nationalist forces, ending the 16-day Battle of El Mazuco during the Spanish Civil War.

75 years ago
1942


War
British troops penetrated to within 19 miles of the Madagascar capital of Tananarive.

Football
Winnipeg City Rugby Football League
RCAF (1-0-1) 11 Bombers (0-1-1) 11

Sammy Lavitt and Wally “Chick” Chikowski scored touchdowns for RCAF, one of which was converted by Mr. Lavitt. Ches McCance scored 2 touchdowns and a convert for the Bombers. The game was played at Osborne Stadium.

70 years ago
1947


Hit parade
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)--Tex Williams and his Western Caravan (3rd week at #1)
--Phil Harris and his Orchestra
2 When You were Sweet Sixteen--Perry Como and the Satisfiers
3 Peg o' My Heart--The Harmonicats
--Three Suns
--Art Lund
--Buddy Clark
--Clark Dennis
4 That's My Desire--Sammy Kaye and his "Swing and Sway" Orchestra
--Frankie Laine and Mannie Klein's All-Stars
5 Feudin' and Fightin'--Dorothy Shay
--Jo Stafford
--Bing Crosby and the Jesters
6 Tallahassee--Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters
7 I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now--Ted Weems and his Orchestra with Perry Como
--Perry Como
8 Temptation (Tim-Tayshun)--Red Ingles and his Natural Seven
9 The Lady from 29 Palms--Freddy Martin and his Orchestra
--The Andrews Sisters
10 Near You--Francis Craig and his Orchestra
--The Andrews Sisters
--Larry Green and his Orchestra
--Alvino Rey and his Orchestra
--Elliot Lawrence and his Orchestra

Singles entering the chart were One Hour (The Puppy Love Song) (#26)/Pop Corn Sack (#31) by Spike Jones and his City Slickers; One Hour (The Puppy Love Song) by Blue Barron and his Orchestra (also #26, charting with the version by Spike Jones and his City Slickers); I Miss You So by the King Cole Trio (#34); Brahms' Hungarian Dance No. 4, in F Minor by Carmen Cavallaro and his Orchestra (#35); and My Future Just Passed, with versions by Margaret Whiting, and Harry James and his Orchestra (#36).

Defense
A U.S. Air Force C-54 completed the first transatlantic robot flight, touching down near London on a course from Newfoundland directed by ground controllers.

Politics and government
Communist Party U.S.A. Secretary Eugene Dennis expressed preference for former Vice President Henry Wallace among prospective 1948 U.S. presidential candidates.

The Georgia Democratic Party's Rules Committee adopted a "white primary" measure imposing racial segregation in primary voting.

Economics and finance
The 16-nation Committee of European Economic Cooperation issued its report on European recovery, calling for $22.4 billion in American aid to Europe. The report also urged domestic reforms in European states, including balanced budgets and increased exports.

Labour
The International Transport Workers Federation voted in Washington to admit German unions organized in the U.S., U.K., and French zones.

Business
A U.S. federal court in Cleveland imposed maximum fines of $5,000 on General Motors, SKF Industries, and four other ball bearing firms convicted on price-fixing charges.

60 years ago
1957


Died on this date
Soemu Toyoda, 72
. Japanese military officer. Admiral Toyoda was Commander-in-Chief of the Kure Naval District, and later, the Yokosuka Naval District. during World War II. He was Commander in Chief of the Combined Fleet from 1944-1945, and was Supreme Commander of the Imperial Japanese Navy from May 29, 1945 through the end of hostilities in August. Admiral Toyoda was charged with war crimes, but was acquitted and released in 1949; he was the only member of the Japanese armed forces to be acquitted of war crimes. Admiral Toyoda died of a heart attack.

Politics and government
National Unity Party candidate and former Labour Minister François "Papa Doc" Duvalier was elected President of Haiti, taking 72.4% of the vote; his chief opponent, National Agricultural Industrial Party candidate Louis Déjoie, who received 26.6% of the vote, refused to concede the election on the grounds that the contest was rigged. National Party candidate Clement Jumelle, who withdrew from the election the day before the voting because he also thought it was rigged in faour of Mr. Duvalier, received 1.1% of the vote. Mr. Duvalier's supporters won 35 of 37 seats in the Chamber of Deputies, with Mr. Déjoie's supporters winning the other 2 seats.

Economics and finance
The World Bank said in its 12th annual report that it had committed more than $3.1 billion in 170 loans to 45 countries since the bank's creation in 1946.

Sport
Jack Rogers drove Hawaii Kai III to victory in the President's Cup motor boat race on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C.

50 years ago
1967


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)--Scott McKenzie

Edmonton's top 10 (CJCA)
1 To Sir with Love--Lulu (2nd week at #1)
2 Ode to Billie Joe--Bobbie Gentry
3 I Dig Rock and Roll Music--Peter, Paul and Mary
4 Kitty Doyle--Dino, Desi and Billy
5 Thank the Lord for the Night Time--Neil Diamond
6 Brown Eyed Girl--Van Morrison
7 Never My Love--The Association
8 San Franciscan Nights--Eric Burdon & the Animals
9 The Letter--The Box Tops
10 Come Back When You Grow Up--Bobby Vee and the Strangers
Pick hit of the week: Time Seller--The Spencer Davis Group
New this week: Lightning's Girl--Nancy Sinatra
Take a Look--Aretha Franklin
Your Precious Love--Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
Through the Eyes of Love--Wayne Newton
I'll Never Fall in Love Again--Tom Jones

Theatre
Théâtre des Variétés opened in Montreal under the ownership of Gilles Latulippe as an attempt to revive vaudeville in the city; it closed in May 2000 after 7,000 performances.

Canadiana
The Expo 67 world's fair in Montreal broke the attendance record of 42,973,561 set at the 1958 World's Fair in Brussels.

40 years ago
1977


Baseball
Bert Blyleven pitched a no-hitter for the Texas Rangers as they shut out the California Angels 6-0 before 8,031 fans at Anaheim Stadium. Mr. Blyeleven improved his 1977 record to 14-12, while losing pitcher Paul Hartzell dropped to 8-11.

The Detroit Tigers scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning and held on to defeat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 before 3,507 fans at Tiger Stadium.

Ralph Garr tripled home Brian Downing and scored on a sacrifice fly by Chet Lemon as the Chicago White Sox broke a 3-3 tie with 2 runs in the top of the 9th inning and held on to defeat the Seattle Mariners 5-4 before 8,211 fans at the Kingdome in Seattle. With 2 out and nobody on base in the bottom of the 9th, Ruppert Jones hit a home run, Bill Stein singled, and pinch runner Jimmy Sexton stole second base, but Ray Fosse grounded out to first baseman Jim Spencer to end the game.

Dan Schatzeder pitched a 6-hitter and singled home Gary Carter with the winning run with 2 out in the bottom of the 7th inning for his first major league run batted in as the Montreal Expos shut out the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 before 5,233 fans at Olympic Stadium in Montreal. Mr. Schatzeder improved his major league season and career record to 2-0, while losing pitcher John Denny, who allowed 6 hits and 1 run--earned--in 7 innings, fell to 7-6 for 1977.

30 years ago
1987


Born on this date
Lauren Forgie of Orleans, Ontario gave birth to quintuplets, Canada's first since the Dionnes in 1934.

Died on this date
Hákun Djurhuus, 78. Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands, 1963-1967. Mr. Djurhuus was first elected to the Løgting in 1946 and was its Speaker from 1950-1951. He was chairman of the Fólkaflokkurin (Peoples Party) from 1951-1980, and was one of two Faroese members of the Folketing (Danish parliament) from 1957-1960 and 1968-1973.

Norman Luboff, 70. U.S. composer and choir director. Mr. Luboff was best known as the founder and director of the Norman Luboff Choir, who recorded more than 75 albums from the 1950s through the 1980s.

Dan Rowan, 65. U.S. comedian. Mr. Rowan was the straight man in the Rowan & Martin comedy team with Dick Martin. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In was one of the most popular shows on Ameican television from 1968-1973.

Economics and finance
The Dow Jones industrial average closed at 2,568.05 after a record one-day gain of 75.23 points.

Labour
For the second time in five years, National Football League players went on strike, this time over the issue of free agency.

Baseball
The Chicago Cubs traded pitcher Dickie Noles to the Detroit Tigers for a player to be named later, who turned out, a month later, to be Mr. Noles himself. He was 4-1 with an earned run average of 3.50 and 2 saves in 41 games with the Cubs in 1987.

The Los Angeles Dodgers traded pitcher Juan Guzman to the Toronto Blue Jays for infielder Mike Sharperson. Mr. Guzman was 5-6 with an earned run average of 4.75 in 21 games with the Bakersfield Dodgers of the Class A California League in 1987. Mr. Sharperson batted .299 with 5 home runs and 26 runs batted in in 88 games with the Syracuse Chiefs of the AAA International League and .208 with no homers and 9 RBIs in 32 games with the Blue Jays in 1987.

Juan Beniquez hit a 3-run home run in the 4th inning and doubled in a run as part of a 5-run 8th as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-4 before 13,923 fans at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore to remain 1/2 ahead of the Detroit Tigers in the American League East Division pennant race.

Wade Boggs of the Boston Red Sox tied an American League record by getting 200 hits in 5 consecutive seasons as he batted 2 for 4 in an 8-5 loss to the Detroit Tigers before 20,189 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Kirk Gibson led the Detroit attack with 2 doubles, 2 singles, 3 runs, and a run batted in, and Darrell Evans drove in 4 runs with a pair of doubles. The Red Sox loaded the bases with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th inning, but Guillermo Hernandez retired Mike Greenwell on an out to second base, and Dickie Noles, acquired that day from the Chicago Cubs, retired Dwight Evans on a ground out to end the game to get his first save as a Tiger.

Robin Yount of the Milwaukee Brewers hit a home run in each game as the Milwaukee Brewers split a doubleheader with the New York Yankees before 12,651 fans at County Stadium in Milwaukee. Mr. Yount added a double and drove in 4 runs as the Brewers won the first game 7-2, and drove in 5 runs in the second game, but the Yankees scored 3 runs in the 7th inning and 2 in the 8th to win 10-8. New York second baseman Willie Randolph batted 3 for 4 in the first game with a double and homer, and was 3 for 5 in the second game with 2 runs and 4 RBIs.

Kevin Seitzer doubled home Willie Wilson with 1 out in the top of the 10th inning to break a 3-3 tie as the Kansas City Royals edged the Seattle Mariners 4-3 before 7,706 fans at the Kingdome in Seattle.

The Montreal Expos scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to offset Andy Van Slyke's 2-run home run in the top of the inning as they edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 before 16,407 fans at Olympic Stadium in Montreal. Tom Prince made his mjaor league debut with the Pirates, catching the first 6 innings, batting 0 for 2, and making 1 putout.

Steve Sax's home run leading off the top of the 8th inning proved to be the deciding run as the Los Angeles Dodgers edged the San Francisco Giants 4-3 before 27,317 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Phil Garner hit a 2-run homer for the Dodgers, while all the San Francisco runs came on solo homers--2 by Bob Melvin, another by Chili Davis. Fernando Valenzuela allowed 10 hits and 3 earned runs in 8 innings to improve his 1987 record to 13-14, winning the pitchers' duel over Dave Dravecky, who allowed 5 hits and 3 runs--all earned--in 6 innings to fall to 10-11.

25 years ago
1992


Died on this date
Aurelio López, 44
. Mexican baseball pitcher. Mr. López played in the major leagues with the Kansas City Royals (1974); St. Louis Cardinals (1978); Detroit Tigers (1979-1985); and Houston Astros (1986-1987), compiling a record of 62-36 with an earned run average of 4.04 and 93 saves in 459 games. He earned the nickname "Señor Smoke" when he was with the Tigers, and was with them when they won the World Series in 1984, going 10-1 with a 2.94 ERA and 14 saves in 71 games. Mr. López was perhaps better known for his years in the Mexican League with the Mexico City Reds (1968-1977), where he was 97-83 with a 3.15 ERA and 99 saves in 472 games, earning the nickname "El Buitre de Tecamachalco" (The Vulture of Tecamachalco). He was a member of the Reds' 1974 Mexican League World Series championship team, and was named the ML's Most Valuable Player in 1977, when he was 19-8 with a 2.01 ERA and 30 saves in 73 games. Mr. López was municipal president of his hometown of Tecamachalco, Puebla from 1990 until his death in a car accident the day after his 44th birthday. He was inducted into the Mexican Professional Baseball Hall of Fame in 1993.

Diplomacy
The United Nations General Assembly voted 127-6 with 26 abstentions to declare Yugoslavia’s seat vacant, in effect expelling Yugoslavia from the UN. Before the vote, Yugoslavian Premier Milan Panic had argued that expulsion would just strengthen the hand of “militant nationalists” in Belgrade. He condemned the “ethnic cleansing” policy practiced by Serbs in Croatia and Bosnia.

Politics and government
Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney signed a land claim deal with Saskatchewan Premier Roy Romanow and the Federation of Saskatchewan Indians in Saskatoon; the bands were to acquire up to 670,000 hectares in lands entitled under treaties.

The Canada Committee, led by Yves Fortier, June Callwood, Marc Garneau, Robert Stanfield, Ed Broadbent, Bill Davis, Peter Lougheed, and Iona Campagnolo was formed to support the October 26 Charlottetown Accord referendum.

Environment
The World Wildlife Fund said that Canada was losing 1 square kilometre of wilderness every hour, due to city sprawl, farming, roads, mining, and hydro development, and urged setting aside more parkland.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that housing starts had risen 10.4% in August.

Scandal
University of Manitoba athletic director Mike Moore and head football coach Scott Spurgeon were fired, and the Bisons football team forfeited two victories in the 1992 season, for using ineligible players. Slotback Tim Moore, defensive back Chris Becker, and a third ineligible player discovered shortly afterward had not completed a prescribed number of summer credit hours to remain academically eligible to play football for the university. In March 1992 the U of M Department of Athletics had been fined $1,000 for using Football Manitoba funds to allegedly pay first-year football players in 1991. Former Bisons’ quarterback Duane Hysop was named head coach in place of Mr. Spurgeon, while Joyce Fromson was named acting athletic director. The forfeited victories were against Alberta and Saskatchewan, and each of those teams was credited with a win. Mr. Spurgeon had been named the Canada West University Athletic Association Coach of the Year in 1991.

Disasters
At least 32 people died as a result of torrential rains and violent windstorms in southern France.

10 years ago
2007


Died on this date
Marcel Marceau, 84
. French mime and actor. Mr. Marceau, born Marcel Mangel, was the world's most famous mime, especially known as the character "Bip the Clown," in a career that spanned 60 years. He appeared in several movies, including a cameo appearance in Silent Movie (1976), where he uttered the film's only spoken word.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (8-3-1) 37 @ Saskatchewan (7-5) 34

Jarious Jackson's 33-yard touchdown pass to Geroy Simon with 34 seconds remaining in regulation time gave the Lions their win over the Roughriders before 28,800 fans at Mosaic Stadium in Regina.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

September 21, 2017

800 years ago
1217


War
German Sword Brethren and their Livonian and Latgalian allies defeated Estonian forces in the Battle of St. Matthew's Day in Estonia. Estonian leader Lembitu and Livonian leader Kaupo the Accursed were killed in the battle.

225 years ago
1792


Politics and government
The French National Convention voted to abolish the absolute monarchy.

175 years ago
1842


Born on this date
Abdul Hamid II
. Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, 1876-1909. Abdul Hamid II, the son of Sultan Abdülmecid, took the throne after his brother Murad V was deposed. Sultan Abdul Hamid promulgated the Constitution of 1876, but later suspended the constitution and Parliament, and became the last sultan to hold absolute power. He was deposed on April 27, 1909, shortly after the Young Turk Revolution. Abdul Hamid II spent his last years in captivity at Beylerbeyi Palace in Istanbul, and died on February 10, 1918 at the age of 75.

150 years ago
1867


Born on this date
Henry L. Stimson
. U.S. politician. Mr. Stimson (see also here), a Republican, was U.S. Secretary of War (1911-1913, 1940-1945); Secretary of State (1929-1933); and Governor-General of the Philippines (1927-1929). While Secretary of State, he instituted the Stimson Doctrine of non-recognition of international territorial changes that were executed by force.

Charles Bathurst. U.K. politician; Governor-General of New Zealand, 1930-1935. Mr. Bathurst, a Conservative, represented Wilton in the British House of Commons from 1910-1918 before serving as Governor-General of New Zealand. He was made Viscount Bledisloe in 1935, and died on July 3, 1958 at the age of 90.

125 years ago
1892


Born on this date
Elmer Smith
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Smith was an outfielder with the Cleveland Naps and Indians (1914-1916, 1917-1921); Washington Nationals (1916-1917); Boston Red Sox (1922); New York Yankees (1922-1923); and Cincinnati Reds (1925), batting .276 with 70 home runs and 541 runs batted in in 1,012 games. He was a member of World Series championship teams in 1920 and 1923, and hit the first grand slam in World Series history, in the 1st inning of the fifth game of the 1920 Series as the Indians won 8-1 to take a 3-2 lead in games. Mr. Smith died on August 3, 1984 at the age of 91.

Baseball
The Cleveland Spiders made just 2 hits off Adonis Terry, but scored 2 runs in the 9th inning off 2 bases on balls, a sacrifice, and a single to defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 at League Park in Cleveland. For Cleveland pitcher John Clarkson, the win was the 300th of his major league career. He gave up 4 hits.

120 years ago
1897


Journalism
The New York Sun ran an editorial answering a question from an 8-year-old girl that included the line, "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus."

80 years ago
1937


Literature
J.R.R. Tolkien's novel The Hobbit was first published.

75 years ago
1942


War
The Royal Canadian Navy destroyer Ottawa was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean with 112 men lost and 76 rescued. Reports from Moscow claimed that Soviet troops were holding in the face of heavy German assaults on Stalingrad. U.S. envoy Wendell Willkie told a press conference in Moscow that he personally favoured a second front if it was militarily feasible. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested 84 Negroes and one white woman in Chicago on charges of draft evasion and conspiracy in the Japanese-sponsored disobedience movement.

Abominations
On the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, Nazis send over 1,000 Jews of Pidhaitsi (west Ukraine) to the Bełżec extermination camp. In Poland, at the end of Yom Kippur, Germans ordered Jews to permanently evacuate Konstantynów and move to the ghetto in Biała Podlaska, established to assemble Jews from seven nearby towns, including Janów Podlaski, Rossosz and Terespol. In Dunaivtsi, Ukraine, Nazis murdered 2,588 Jews.

Diplomacy
Canadian Justice Minister Louis St. Laurent issued an order barring American novelist Theodore Dreiser, 71, from making speeches in Canada after he told the Toronto Telegram: "I would rather see Germans in England than those damn, aristocratic horse-riding snobs there now."

Defense
The Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber made its first flight.

Politics and government
U.S. Senator Lister Hill (Democrat--Alabama) introduced an amendment to the Selective Service Act which would give President Franklin D. Roosevelt unlimited presidential power in waging war.

The Indian Council of State convened in New Delhi with 32 of 56 members present.

70 years ago
1947


Died on this date
Harry Carey, 69
. U.S. actor. Mr. Carey was a major star of the silent film era, especially in Westerns. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his supporting performance in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939). Mr. Carey died from the effects of smoking; his son Harry Carey, Jr. was also a successful actor.

Diplomacy
Representatives of nine European Communist countries--U.S.S.R., eastern European states, France, and Italy--met in the Polish resort town of Miszlawkowice to develop a common response to the Marshall Plan and other U.S. foreign policy intitiatives.

Religion
Archbishop of St. Louis Joseph Ritter warned the city's Roman Catholics that they faced excommunication if they continued to oppose admission of Negroes to white parochial schools.

Disasters
General Lucius Clay of the U.S. military government in Germany reported a 22% reduction in hydroelectric power and a prospective 20%-40% crop loss in the U.S. zone as a result of severe drought.

60 years ago
1957


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Love Letters in the Sand--Pat Boone

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Banana Boat Song--Harry Belafonte (11th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Mirror): Diana--Paul Anka (4th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Tammy--Debbie Reynolds (6th week at #1)
2 Diana--Paul Anka
3 Honeycomb--Jimmie Rodgers
4 That'll Be the Day--The Crickets
5 Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On--Jerry Lee Lewis
6 Chances Are--Johnny Mathis
7 Fascination--Jane Morgan
8 Mr. Lee--The Bobettes
9 Rainbow--Russ Hamilton
10 Remember You're Mine--Pat Boone

Singles entering the chart were Fraulein, with versions by Steve Lawrence, and Bobby Helms (#46); Please Mr. Brown by Sarah Vaughan (#47); My Special Angel by Bobby Helms (#48); Alone (Why Must I Be Alone) by the Shepherd Sisters (#51); Wake Up Little Susie by the Everly Brothers (#53); Melodie d'Amour (Melody of Love) by the Ames Brothers (#56); and Peanuts by Little Joe and the Thrillers (#60).

On television tonight
Perry Mason, starring Raymond Burr, on CBS
Tonight's episode: The Case of the Restless Redhead, with guest stars Whitney Blake and Ralph Clanton

This was the first episode of the series.

Died on this date
Haakon VII, 85
. King of Norway, 1905-1957. Haakon VII, known as Prince Carl of Denmark until 1905, was a Danish prince who became the first king of Norway after the 1905 dissolution of the union with Sweden. He provided inspirational leadership in opposition to Nazi occupation of Norway during World War II. King Haakon was succeeded by his son Olav V.

Defense
The Syrian government decreed a nighttime curfew, closing all highways between major cities due to impending "general movements and maneuvers" by the Syrian Army.

Politics and government
The Thai National Assembly elected South East Asia Treaty Organization Secretary General and former Ambassador to the United States Pote Sarasin as Prime Minister, succeeding deposed Pibul Songgram.

Football
IRFU
Hamilton (4-2) 8 @ Montreal (4-2) 18
Ottawa (4-2) 55 @ Toronto (0-6) 14

WIFU
Calgary (4-4) 7 @ Winnipeg (6-2) 30
Edmonton (7-1) 24 @ Saskatchewan (2-6) 17

ORFU
Toronto (0-5) @ Sarnia (3-1-1) (postponed)

Johnny Bright rushed 29 times for 173 yards and 2 touchdowns, and Joe Mobra added a touchdown, 3 converts, and a field goal for the Eskimos as they defeated the Roughriders at Taylor Field in Regina.

Baseball
The St. Louis Cardinals sold pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm to the Cleveland Indians. Mr. Wilhelm was 1-4 with an earned run average of 4.25 and 11 saves in 40 games with the Cardinals in 1957.

50 years ago
1967


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): The Last Waltz--Engelbert Humperdinck

War
A Royal Thai army regiment arrived in Saigon, the first Thai combat troops to arrive in South Vietnam.

Academia
Peter van Ginkel was appointed "affiliate artist" at Waterloo Lutheran University (now Wilfrid Laurier University), the first such appointment in Canada.

40 years ago
1977


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Magic Fly--Space (3rd week at #1)

War
Lebanese security forces reported that Israeli forces had strengthened their positions in Lebanon and were occupying six strategic hilltops.

Scandal
Bert Lance resigned as director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget amid investigations of his activities as an official with the National Bank of Georgia before he joined the administration of President Jimmy Carter; the various investigations found no evidence of criminal activity. James T. McIntyre succeeded Mr. Lance as acting director of the Office of Management and Budget.

30 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): The Loco-Motion--Kylie Minogue (7th week at #1)

War
An American helicopter gunship fired on and hit an Iranian ship laying mines in the Persian Gulf. 3 Iranian sailors were killed and 26 taken prisoner. The captives were returned to Iranian control five days later.

25 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Polku--Neon 2 (2nd week at #1)

Politics and government
Former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau published an essay in L'actualite and Maclean's opposing the Charlottetown Accord. He called Québec nationalists "master blackmailers," urged "courage" to resist Québec's demands, and suggested that a "No" vote was best for the country.

Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney joined British Columbia Premier Mike Harcourt and B.C. First Nations in Capilano, British Columbia in a deal to set up a B.C. Treaty Commission to broker land claims and to "fast-track" negotiations.

Hockey
NHL
The new Ottawa Senators played their first home pre-season game at the Civic Centre, losing 4-3 in overtime to the Washington Capitals.

Baseball
The Oakland Athletics edged the Chicago White Sox 6-5 before 29,529 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago as Dennis Eckersley picked up his 50th save of the season. Bobby Thigpen, who had saved 57 games for the White Sox in 1990, had been the only reliever to save that many games in a season to that date. Rickey Henderson led off the game with his 15th home run of the season, and Mark McGwire helped the Oakland cause with his 40th homer of the season in the 3rd inning.

Pinch hitter Dan Gladden singled home Skeeter Barnes with 1 out in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Detroit Tigers a 6-5 win over the Boston Red Sox before 9,558 fans at Tiger Stadium. The Red Sox tied the game with 3 runs in the 9th, including 2 on a home run by Mo Vaughn.

Luis Aquino allowed 3 hits and no runs in 5 1/3 innings to win the pitchers' duel over Dave Fleming as the Kansas City Royals shut out the Seattle Mariners 3-0 before 17,105 fans at Royals Stadium. Mr. Aquino improved his 1992 record to 3-5, while Mr. Fleming allowed 8 hits and 3 earned run in pitching a complete game, falling to 15-10.

Mike Mussina pitched a 7-hitter to win the pitchers' duel over Bill Wegman as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 before 15,921 fans at County Stadium in Milwaukee. Mr. Mussina improved his record for the season to 17-5, while Mr. Wegman, who allowed 6 hits and 4 earned runs in 7 innings, fell to 12-14.

Darren Daulton's grand slam climaxed a 6-run 4th inning as the Philadelphia Phillies routed the Montreal Expos 9-2 before 11,596 fans at Olympic Stadium in Montreal. Ben Rivera pitched a 4-hit complete game victory to improve to 6-4 for the season.

Ryne Sandberg, Mark Grace, and Derrick May each drove in 2 runs and every man in the starting lineup had at least 1 hit as the Chicago Cubs routed the New York Mets 10-1 before 7,791 fans at Shea Stadium in New York. Winning pitcher Greg Maddux allowed 6 hits and 1 earned run in 7 innings as he improved his 1992 record to 19-11.

Steve Cooke allowed 3 hits and no runs in 7 innings of relief to get the win, improving his season and major league career record to 2-0, as the Pittsburgh Pirates shut out the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 before 13,345 fans at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. Bob Walk started on the mound for Pittsburgh and allowed 1 hit in 2 innings before leaving with an injury.

Terry Pendleton batted 3 for 3 with a double and 2 runs, and David Justice hit a 2-run home run in the 9th inning to help the Atlanta Braves defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 before 19,822 fans at Dodger Stadium. Winning pitcher allowed 4 hits and 1 run--earned--in 7 2/3 innings to improve his record for the season to 6-0, while Orel Hershiser allowed 4 hits and 2 runs--1 earned--in 7 innings to fall to 10-14.

The San Francisco Giants scored 4 runs in the 6th inning as they beat the San Diego Padres 7-1 before 30,225 fans at Jack Murphy-San Diego Stadium.

20 years ago
1997


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Men in Black--Will Smith (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Barbie Girl--Aqua (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Austria (Ö3): I'll Be Missing You--Puff Daddy and Faith Evans featuring 112 (10th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Something About the Way You Look Tonight/Candle in the Wind 1997--Elton John

Football
CFL
Calgary (7-6) 25 @ Hamilton (1-12) 21
Montreal (10-3) 24 @ Saskatchewan (5-8) 22

Calgary quarterback Jeff Garcia threw 3 interceptions, but rushed 1 yard for the winning touchdown with 1:48 remaining in regulation time as the Stampeders beat the Tiger-Cats before 13,010 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium.

Tom Europe intercepted Kevin Mason's pass on the Montreal 3-yard line with 46 seconds remaining in regulation time to preserve the Alouettes' win over the Roughriders before 25,570 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Mr. Europe's interception was the fourth for the Alouettes in the game.

10 years ago
2007


Died on this date
Rex Humbard, 88
. U.S. televangelist. Mr. Humbard, born in Little Rock, Arkansas, but based in Akron, Ohio, made his first appearance on television in 1949, and became the first televangelist in the United States to have a weekly program, which ran from 1953-1982. His $4-million, 5,400-seat Cathedral of Tomorrow in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, which opened in 1958, was built to accommodate television.Mr. Humbard's program was internationally broadcast and his ministry became a big business, but in 1973 Mr. Humbard ran into problems with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission because bonds and promissory notes that he had sold since 1959 were sold by his own salesmen, and were not registered with the SEC or sold through licensed brokers. A planned revolving restaurant was never built, and a transmission tower was eventually sold to a local businessman. Mr. Humbard eventually retired to Florida, and his son Rex, Jr. took over the ministry. What remained of the Cathedral of Tomorrow was sold to notorious fraud and fellow Akronite Ernest Angley in 1994. Mr. Humbard died of congestive heart failure; for more on him, the false gospel that he preached, and his scandals, go here.

Alice Ghostley, 84
. U.S. actress. Miss Ghostley was best known for playing supporting characters in television comedy series such as Bewitched (1969-1970, 1972); Mayberry R.F.D. (1970-1971); and Designing Women (1986-1993).

Football
CFL
Calgary (6-5-1) 20 @ Hamilton (2-10) 24

Backup quarterback Ritchie Williams led the Tiger-Cats as they overcame an 11-point halftime deficit to defeat the Stampeders before 23,115 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium. The Stampeders mounted a late drive, but Dwight Anderson intercepted Akili Smith's pass in the Hamilton end zone.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

September 20, 2017

225 years ago
1792


War
French troops stopped an allied invasion of France in the Battle of Valmy, during the War of the First Coalition.

160 years ago
1857


War
The Indian Rebellion of 1857 ended with the recapture of Delhi by troops loyal to the British East India Company.

150 years ago
1867


War
The U.S. government declared peace with the Brule, Ogalalla, and Sioux Indian tribes at North Platte, Nebraska.

Politics and government
Voting concluded in the first Canadian federal election. The Conservatives (with 71) and Liberal-Conservatives (with 29), led by Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald, led with 100 seats in the 180-seat House of Commons; the Liberals, with no official leader, won 62 seats for form the official opposition, and the Anti-Confederation Party, led by Joseph Howe, won 18 of Nova Scotia's 19 seats.

110 years ago
1907


Baseball
Nick Maddox pitched a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates as they edged the Brooklyn Dodgers 2-1 at Exposition Park in Pittsburgh.

The Chicago White Sox swept a doubleheader from the Washington Nationals 2-1 and 13-6 at American League Park in Washington.

100 years ago
1917


Born on this date
Red Auerbach
. 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. He died on October 28, 2006 at the age of 89.

Fernando Rey. Spanish actor. Mr. Rey appeared in more than 150 movies, including The Immortal Story (1968); The French Connection (1971); The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972); French Connection II (1975); and That Obscure Object of Desire (1977). He died on March 9, 1994 at the age of 76.

Clarice Taylor. U.S. actress. Miss Taylor was mainly a stage actress, but also acted in film and television, and was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1986 for her recurring supporting role as Anna Huxtable in the comedy series The Cosby Show. She died on May 30, 2011 at the age of 93.

Politics and government
The Canadian Parliament passed the Military Voters Act and Wartime Elections Act, giving the vote to soldiers and sailors under 21, and serving women; wives, widows, mothers, and sisters of servicemen also got the vote; the first women ever to be able to vote in Canadian federal elections. The act also disenfranchised "enemy-alien" citizens naturalized after March 31, 1902, unless they had relatives serving in the armed forces, and took away the vote from Canadians who had emigrated from enemy countries--especially German-Canadians and Ukrainian-Canadians--and also from conscientious objectors.

90 years ago
1927


Died on this date
George Nichols, 62
. U.S. actor and director. Mr. Nichols acted in 221 movies from 1908-1928 and directed 103 movies from 1911-1916. As an actor, he often played Mabel Normand's father, and he directed several comedies starring Fatty Arbuckle.

75 years ago
1942


Died on this date
Walther von Lüttwitz, 83
. German military officer. General Lüttwitz served in World War I, but was best known for his leadership role in the Kapp-Lüttwitz Putsch, which attempted to replace the government of the Weimar Republic with a military dictatorship in March 1920, but collapsed after several days. General Lüttwitz went into exile in Hungary, but returned to Germany in 1924 after an amnesty. He was not active in politics in later years.

Abominations
In the course of two days, a German einsatzgruppen murdered at least 3,000 Jews in Letychiv.

World events
The Mexico City newspaper Novedades said that troops were being sent to Veracruz following the September 15 assassination of Federal Deputy Salvador Gonzales.

Journalism
The U.S. Post Office barred National Police Gazette from the mails for publishing lewd and lascivious material.

Track and field
Gunder Haegg set a world record in the men's 5,000-metre run of 13:58.2 in Goteborg, Sweden.

Football
NFL
Pre-season
Chicago Bears 14 U.S. Army Eastern All-Stars 7 @ Boston

70 years ago
1947


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Near You--Francis Craig and his Orchestra

Died on this date
Fiorello H. La Guardia, 64
. U.S. politician. Mr. La Guardia, nicknamed "The Little Flower," was a Republican who represented New York's 14th District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1917-1919 and the state's 20th District from 1923-1933, but was best known as Mayor of New York City from 1934-1945. He was a reform politician who defeated the Tammany Hall machine and cleaned up corruption, and was ranked as the best mayor in American history in a 1993 poll of historians and social scientists. Mr. La Guardia died of pancreatic cancer.

Diplomacy
The British cabinet of Prime Minister Clement Attlee accepted the majority recommendations of the United Nations Palestine Inquiry Commission, but urged the United Nations to share responsibility for putting them into effect.

Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawabzada Liaqat Ali Kahn of Pakistan issued a joint statement renouncing war between their countries as "repugnant" to both.

Politics and government
A cabinet shuffle in Bavaria resulted in a government composed entirely of Christian Social Union ministers.

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities subpoenaed 43 prominent entertainment industry figures, including Walt Disney and Charlie Chaplin, for hearings on Communism in Hollywood.

Former U.S. Vice President Henry Wallace, speaking in Trenton, New Jersey, declared that he was willing to cooperate with Communists or "any [other] group that wants to promote understanding with Russia."

Economics and finance
Hungary concluded a trade agreement with the U.K. and U.S. zones in Germany.

Disasters

A hurricane began to disintegrate in Arkansas after cutting through the Gulf of Mexico states in the past three days, causing over $26 million in damage and 90 reported deaths.

Football
WIFU
Calgary (1-1) @ Saskatchewan (0-2) (postponed)

ORFU
Ottawa (0-2-1) 5 @ Hamilton (3-0) 16
Sarnia (0-3) 2 @ Windsor (1-3) 6

The Stampeders' games against the Roughriders in Regina on September 20 and against the Blue Bombers in Winnipeg on September 22 were postponed for a week because of heavy rain in Regina and Winnipeg. The Roughriders' scheduled visit to Calgary on September 27 was postponed to October 6.

60 years ago
1957


Hit parade
#1 single in France (IFOP): Bambino--Dalida (25th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Diana--Paul Anka (4th week at #1)

Died on this date
Jean Sibelius, 91
. Finnish composer. Mr. Sibelius was active in the late Romantic and early modern eras, and is regarded as the greatest composer in Finnish history. He wrote seven symphonies, and works such as Finlandia; Karelia Suite; and Valse triste.

War
Sources in Havana reported that 12 Cuban Air Force pilots who had refused to bomb guerrilla positions had been sentenced to prison terms of 8-10 years.

Defense
The U.S. Air Force successfully test-fired its Thor intermediate-range ballistic missile from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Air Force Chief of Staff General Thomas White disclosed development of a new "line of sight" radar system capable of detecting missiles at a distance of 3,000 miles.

Diplomatic sources in Paris reported that the U.S.S.R. had agreed to triple Syria's jet force of 40 MiG-17s and to provide 50 II-28 jet bombers.

Politics and government
Deputy Prime Minister Keith Holoake succeeded Sidney Holland, who resigned because of ill health, as Prime Minister of New Zealand.

Education
U.S. Federal District Court Judge Ronald Davies issued a preliminary injunction against the use of National Guard troops to bar Negro students from entering Central High School in Little Rock.

Boxing
Archie Moore (163-21-8) retained his world light heavyweight title with a knockout of Tony Anthony (31-5-1) at 2:29 of the 7th round at Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles. Mr. Anthony was knocked down in the 6th and 7th rounds. Mr. Moore had to make six trips to the scale before making the 175-pound weight limit.

50 years ago
1967


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): The Last Waltz--Engelbert Humperdinck (3rd week at #1)

Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Up-Up and Away--The 5th Dimension (2nd week at #1)
2 Don't Sleep in the Subway--Petula Clark
3 All You Need is Love/Baby, You're a Rich Man--The Beatles
4 San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)--Scott McKenzie
5 In the Chapel in the Moonlight--Dean Martin
6 To Love Somebody--The Bee Gees
7 Woman You're Breaking Me--The Groop
8 It Must Be Him--Vikki Carr
9 The Monkees Vol. 1 (EP): (Theme from) The Monkees--The Monkees
10 A Whiter Shade of Pale--Procol Harum

Singles entering the chart were Little Ole Wine Drinker, Me by Dean Martin (#23); My Mammy by the Happenings (#30); Reflections of Charles Brown by Rupert's People (#34); Dream Girl by Davy Jones (#35); I Have Loved Me a Man by Morgana King (#36) Death of a Clown by Dave Davies (#37); We Love You/Dandelion by the Rolling Stones (#38); and I was Made to Love Her by Stevie Wonder (#40).

Transportation

The U.K. liner RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 was launched at John Brown & Company, Clydebank, Scotland.

Football
CFL
Calgary (7-2) 13 @ Toronto (3-4) 22

Jim Dillard rushed for 95 yards and 2 touchdowns and passed 50 yards to Joe Williams for another TD as the Argonauts upset the Stampeders before 22,092 fans at CNE Stadium. The Toronto offense, quarterbacked by Wally Gabler and Tom Wilkinson, amassed 269 yards rushing, with Mr. Gabler gaining 67 yards, Mr. Williams 50, and Jim Greth 49. Mr. Gabler completed 7 of 13 passes, and Mr. Wilkinson, playing his first Canadian Football League game, was 2 for 5 while seeing action briefly in the 2nd quarter. Mr. Wilkinson's first pass was intercepted by Dick Dupuis. The Toronto defense kept up the pressure on Calgary quarterback Peter Liske, who completed just 15 of 31 passes and threw 3 interceptions. Frank Andruski scored the first Calgary touchdown when he blocked Dave Mann's punt and returned it 3 yards for the score. Lovell Coleman scored the other Calgary TD, set up by Jerry Keeling's interception of one of Mr. Gabler's passes. Calgary's Terry Evanshen led all receivers with 155 yards on 8 receptions, including a 61-yard gain in the 3rd quarter.

40 years ago
1977


On television tonight
Family, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Act of Love: Part 2

War
Lebanese and Palestinian sources reported that Israeli mobile units had crossed into Lebanon to help Lebanese Christian forces in intensified fighting against Palestinian guerrillas.

Diplomacy
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam was admitted to the United Nations.

World events
The first wave of Southeast Asian "boat people" arrived in San Francisco under a U.S. resettlement program.

Economics and finance
The Canadian government of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau announced the removal of wage and price controls, effective April 14, 1978. The controls had been introduced in October 1975.

The government of Canada began a three-year program to protect the textile and clothing industry from imports.

Energy
Canada and the United States signed an agreement in Ottawa for construction of a 2,700-mile natural gas pipeline across the Yukon Territory for shipment of Alaska natural gas.

Labour
Sudbury, Ontario-based Inco announced layoffs of 3,500 mining and smelting workers in Canada by mid-1978.

30 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): La Bamba--Los Lobos (4th week at #1)

#1 single in France: Joe le taxi--Vanessa Paradis (8th week at #1)

Religion
Pope John Paul II concluded his visit to the United States and Canada with a mass for 4,000 natives in Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories. The pontiff had been unable to visit the northern community during his previous Canadian visit in 1984.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (6-5) 29 @ Toronto (6-5-1) 39
Winnipeg (8-4) 20 @ British Columbia (8-3) 30

Gill Fenerty rushed 19 times for 76 yards and 3 touchdowns as the Argonauts defeated the Tiger-Cats before 26,619 fans (including this blogger) at Exhibition Stadium. Danny Barrett completed a touchdown pass to Darrell K. Smith for the other Toronto touchdown. The teams combined for 12 turnovers, 8 in the 1st quarter; the Argonauts took advantage of 6 of them to build a 23-1 lead in the 2nd quarter. Mike Kerrigan, who relieved an ineffective Tom Porras in the 2nd quarter, completed touchdown passes of 7 and 65 yards to Tony Champion and 30 yards to Jacques Chapdelaine, and handed off to Dan Huclack for a 1-yard run for the other Hamilton touchdown. Mr. Champion led all receivers with 11 receptions for 202 yards, while Tiger-Cats’ running back Johnnie Jones, who rushed 6 times for just 4 yards, gained 103 yards on 7 receptions. Mr. Kerrigan completed 25 of 41 passes for 408 yards. Pete Catan, who had been a star defensive end with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1981-1983 before jumping to the United States Football League, made his return to the CFL with the Tiger-Cats, but was released after having a poor game, and never played again. It was one of the few CFL games of 1987 that wasn’t televised, which wasn’t a bad thing, the way it turned out.

Larry Crawford returned a punt 82 yards for a touchdown with 4:48 remaining in the 4th quarter to clinch victory for the Lions over the Blue Bombers before 39,859 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver. B.C. quarterback Roy Dewalt threw touchdown passes of 14 yards to Jan Carinci in the 2nd quarter and 33 yards to Jim Sandusky in the 4th quarter. Winnipeg quarterback Tom Clements completed a 6-yard touchdown pass to Nick Arakgi just 1:37 into the game, and later connected with James Murphy for 2 touchdowns. Winnipeg’s Willard Reaves led all rushers with 17 carries for 128 yards.

25 years ago
1992


Space
The 50th U.S. space shuttle mission--STS-47--ended when Endeavour and her seven-member crew landed at Cape Canaveral, Florida, eight days after liftoff.

Politics and government
51% of voters in a referendum in France approved the 1991 Maastricht treaty of the European Community on European Union.

Economics and finance
The Royal Bank of Canada reported per capita debt in Saskatchewan as $14,000, the highest in Canada, and 75% higher than Québec; total provincial debt was almost $14 billion.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (7-4) 18 @ Saskatchewan (6-5) 22
Winnipeg (5-6) 29 @ Calgary (8-3) 57

Kent Austin completed touchdown passes to Don Narcisse and Reggie Brown in the 3rd quarter as the Roughriders defeated the Eskimos before 22,256 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Edmonton quarterback Tracy Ham completed just 7 of 24 passes for 106 yards—including a 6-yard TD pass to Craig Ellis in the 2nd quarter—before being pulled in favour of Tom Muecke in the 4th quarter. Michael Soles rushed 3 yards for the other Edmonton touchdown in the 3rd quarter.

The Stampeders outscored the Blue Bombers 46-9 in the 2nd half before 22,320 fans at McMahon Stadium. Calgary quarterback Doug Flutie completed just 14 of 36 passes, but connected for touchdowns with Derrick Crawford and PeeWee Smith. Andy McVey rushed for 2 Calgary touchdowns, and Eric Mitchel rushed for another. Karl Anthony returned an interception 32 yards for a touchdown, and backup quarterback Steve Taylor threw a TD pass to Allen Pitts. Sammy Garza played the entire game at quarterback for the Blue Bombers, completing just 17 of 40 passes, including touchdowns to Rob Crifo and Larry Thompson. The Calgary defense sacked Mr. Garza 7 times.

Baseball
Philadelphia Phillies' second baseman Mickey Morandini became the ninth player in major league history to turn an unassisted triple play as the Phillies lost 3-2 to the Pittsburgh Pirates in 13 innings before 21,652 fans at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. There were runners on first and second bases in the 6th inning when Mr. Morandini caught Jeff King's line drive for the first out, stepped on second base to double off Andy Van Slyke, and tagged Barry Bonds, running from first base, for the third out. The Pirates won the game when Mr. King singled home Cecil Espy from second base with 2 out in the bottom of the 13th.



Sid Fernandez pitched a 5-hitter to win the pitchers' duel over Ken Hill as the New York Mets edged the Montreal Expos 1-0 before 22,257 fans at Shea Stadium in New York. Ryan Thompson singled home Jeff Kent with 2 out in the bottom of the 2nd inning for the game's only run. Mr. Fernandez improved his 1992 record to 13-10, while Mr. Hill,who allowed 6 hits and 1 earned run in 7 innings, fell to 16-9.

The Atlanta Braves scored 8 runs in the first 2 innings on their way to a 16-1 rout of the Houston Astros before 40,493 fans at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. Terry Pendleton and David Justice each drove in 4 runs, with Mr. Justice hitting a 3-run home run and a triple.

Rod Brewer batted 5 for 5 with 4 runs and a run batted in, and Stan Royer was 4 for 5 with a home run, 4 runs, and 4 RBIs to help the St. Louis Cardinals rout the Chicago Cubs 16-4 before 28,101 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The Cardinals scored 7 runs in the first 2 innings, and 7 in the last 2 innings.

The San Francisco Giants, aided by 2 errors, scored 2 runs with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th inning to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 before 21,633 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Willie McGee came home with the winning run on an infield single by Matt Williams.

The Minnesota Twins scored 3 runs in the top of the 9th inning to defeat the California Angels 7-5 before 20,685 fans at Anaheim Stadium.

20 years ago
1997


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Mr. Gorgeous (and Miss Curvaceous)--Smoke City (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Salomé--Bunbury

#1 single in France (SNEP): Candle in the Wind 1997--Elton John (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Something About the Way You Look Tonight/Candle in the Wind 1997--Elton John

#1 single in Wallonia (Ultratop 40): Something About the Way You Look Tonight/Candle in the Wind 1997--Elton John

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Candle in the Wind 1997/Something About the Way You Look Tonight--Elton John

#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): Candle in the Wind 1997/Something About the Way You Look Tonight--Elton John

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Honey--Mariah Carey (2nd week at #1)

Football
CFL
Toronto (11-2) 25 @ Edmonton (8-5) 24

Doug Flutie completed a 71-yard touchdown pass to Derrell "Mookie" Mitchell with 7:34 remaining in regulation time, and Mike Vanderjagt's convert proved to be the winning point as the Argonauts overcame a 17-3 deficit to edge the Eskimos before 38,619 fans at Commonwealth Stadium in an entertaining game on a beautiful night. Edmonton quarterback Danny McManus completed 21 of 35 passes for 259 yards, including an 8-yard touchdown to Robert Gordon. Henry "Gizmo" Williams, aided by a great block from Jed Roberts, scored the other Edmonton touchdown on a 72-yard punt return. Sean Fleming converted both Edmonton touchdowns and added 3 field goals and a single.

10 years ago
2007


Protest
15,000-20,000 protesters marched on Jena, Louisiana in support of six Negro youths who had been convicted of assaulting a white classmate.

Economics and finance
The Canadian dollar reached parity with the U.S. dollar for the first time in nearly 31 years, boosted by high commodity prices and a weakening U.S. dollar.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

September 19, 2017

325 years ago
1692


Died on this date
Giles Corey, 81
. English-born N.E. accused warlock. Mr. Corey was arrested on April 18, 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts, and accused of being a warlock. He refused to plead guilty or not guilty, and was arraigned at the September sitting of the court. According to the law then in force, a person who refused to plead could not be tried. Mr. Corey was then subjected to "pressing," i.e., having a board placed on his chest, with boulders piled on top. Mr. Corey still refused to plead, and died after three days of pressing, with his last words being, "More weight!" It remains the only time in American history that an accused person was put to death in such a manner.

240 years ago
1777


War
Continental Army forces commanded by General Horatio Gates defeated British forces commanded by General John Burgoyne in the First Battle of Saratoga, New York.

150 years ago
1867


Protest
A serious Fenian disturbance took place in Manchester, England.

Disasters
The U.S. steamer Dean Richmond sank in the Hudson River near Rondout, New York, with several lives lost, when she was hit by the steamer Vanderbilt.

125 years ago
1892


Crime
Anarchist Alexander Berkman was sentenced to 22 years in prison for the attempted assassination of coke magnate Henry Clay Frick at Mr. Frick's office in downtown Pittsburgh on July 23, 1892.

Baseball
Boston Beaneaters' pitcher Kid Nichols helped his own cause by hitting a grand slam in the top of the 5th inning and a bases-loaded triple in the top of the 6th as the Beaneaters took a 14-0 lead over the Baltimore Orioles. He had to leave the game in the bottom of the 6th when he was hit by a batted ball, and the Orioles made a comeback but still lost 14-11 at Union Park in Baltimore.

110 years ago
1907


Economics and finance
Canada signed a commercial treaty with France, providing near-reciprocity on farm, forestry, fur, and leather products; it was ratified on February 1, 1910.

80 years ago
1937


Baseball
Hank Greenberg became the first player ever to hit a home run into the center field stands at Yankee Stadium as he helped the Detroit Tigers beat the Yankees 8-1 before 17,420 fans. Winning pitcher Eldon Auker pitched a 5-hitter and batted in 3 runs to improve his 1937 record to 15-8; Bump Hadley allowed 13 hits and 7 runs--all earned--in 7 2/3 innings to take the loss, falling to 11-6.

Chubby Dean and George Caster were the respective winning pitchers as the Philadelphia Athletics swept a doubleheader from the Cleveland Indians 8-4 and 5-3 at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. Mr. Dean allowed 5 hits and 4 earned runs in 6 innings, but was credited with his first major league win; Cleveland starter Bob Feller allowed 12 hits and 7 runs--all earned--in 6 innings to take the loss, dropping to 6-7 for the season.

The Washington Nationals scored 3 runs in the 7th inning and another in the bottom of the 9th to defeat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 in the first game of a doubleheader at Griffith Stadium in Washington. Washington shortstop Frank Trechock batted 2 for 4 and made 2 putouts, 4 assists, and 2 errors, participating in 2 double plays in his only major league game. Dixie Walker batted 3 for 4 with a double, 3 runs, and 2 runs batted in as the White Sox won 9-1 in the second game, which was called after 8 innings because of darkness. Vern Kennedy pitched a 5-hit complete game victory to improve his 1937 record to 13-11, winning the pitching matchup over Red Anderson, who allowed 6 hits and 7 runs--all earned--in 3 2/3 innings, walking 4 batters and striking out 1 to take the loss in his first major league game. Mike Guerra made his major league debut behind the plate for the Nationals, batting 0 for 3 and making 3 putouts and an error. Washington second baseman Jerry Lynn batted 2 for 3 with a double, and made 4 putouts and 3 assists, participating in 3 double plays in his only major league game.

The Boston Bees scored 3 runs in the top of the 8th inning and held on to defeat the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 in the first game of a doubleheader before 7,561 fans at Crosley Field in Cincinnati. Cincinnati center fielder Harry Craft batted 3 for 6 with a triple and 2 runs, with 3 putouts and an assist in his first major league game, but grounded into a double play to end the game after the Reds had scored a run in the bottom of the 9th and had Kiki Cuyler on second base with 1 out. In the second game, Mr. Cuyler drew a base on balls with 1 out in the bottom of the 8th, and Ival Goodman followed with a 2-run home run to break a scoreless tie as the Reds won 2-0. Gene Schott pitched a 3-hitter to win the pitchers' duel over Jim Turner, who pitched a 9-hit complete game. Mr. Schott improved to 4-10 for the season, while Mr. Turner fell to 18-10.

Wally Berger hit a 2-run home run in the top of the 9th inning to tie the game 3-3, and the New York Giants scored a run in the 10th to break the tie and defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 before 21,855 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis.

Frank Demaree singled with 1 out in the bottom of the 4th inning and Gabby Hartnett followed with a 2-run home run to provide all the necessary scoring as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers 2-1 before 18,324 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The Dodgers almost tied the game in the 9th when Jim Bucher led off with a bunt single, advanced to third base on a 1-out double by Babe Phelps, and scored on a ground out by Cookie Lavagetto. George Cisar, who had gone in to run for Mr. Phelps, advanced to third on the ground out, but ended the game when he was thrown out trying to steal home plate. Mr. Phelps batted 4 for 4 with 2 doubles. Curt Davis pitched a 7-hitter to improve his 1937 record to 8-4, winning the pitchers' duel over Max Butcher, who allowed just 4 hits and 2 earned runs in 7 innings to fall to 10-14.

75 years ago
1942


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): (I've Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo--Glenn Miller and his Orchestra (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Condé Nast, 69
. U.S. publisher. Mr. Nast founded Condé Nast Publications in 1909; the company publishes such magazines as Vogue, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker.

War
Russian troops drove German forces out of the streets in Stalingrad, and claimed to repulse German troops in the Mozdok sector deep in the Caucasus. The British War Office announced that all inhabitants would be cleared from the coastal area across the North Sea from the German naval stronghold of Helgoland Bight. U.K. troops captured the city of Brickaville on the east coast of Madagascar. In his dispatch to The New York Times, Hanson Baldwin reported that U.S. Marines held a six- or seven-mile stretch of beach on Guadalacanal.

Protest
10,000 people at an anti-Axis rally in Buenos Aires heard speakers demand war against Germany and Italy.

70 years ago
1947


Radio
The U.S. National Association of Broadcasters, meeting in Atlantic City, adopted a code which reduced broadcast advertising; banned dramatic presentation of "controversial issues;" and set standards for the treatment of religion, race, marriage, and other topics.

Diplomacy
Poland and the U.S.S.R. concluded an agreement giving Poland full control over the Baltic port of Stettin.

Defense
U.S. Army General Albert Wedemeyer submitted to President Harry Truman his report on his fact-finding trip to China. Gen. Wedemeyer recommended a five-year U.S. military aid program for China, and encouragement of internal reforms in the Nationalist government.

Politics and government
After conferring in Hong Kong with deposed Emperor Bao Dai, representatives of seven Vietnamese political parties rejected the French offer of internal autonomy for Indochina.

Labour
One million farm workers in northern Italy ended a 12-day strike after the government awarded them pay increases and a reduction in work hours.

4,000 New York and New Jersey Teamsters union members struck against the Railway Express Agency in a pay dispute.

Football
ORFU
Toronto Indians (2-1-1) 4 @ Toronto Balmy Beach (3-0) 11

Billy Myers and Bruce Coulter scored touchdowns for Balmy Beach as they beat the Indians at Varsity Stadium.

Baseball
New York Giants' manager Mel Ott announced his retirement as a player. Mr. Ott, who joined the team as a right fielder in 1926 and took over as manager in 1942, was batting 0 for 4 in 4 games as a pinch hitter in 1947. In 22 seasons, Mr. Ott batted .304 with 511 home runs and 1,860 runs batted in in 2,730 games.

60 years ago
1957


War
The Cuban Army reported the heaviest fighting yet against Fidel Castro's guerrilla forces in the Pino de Agua area.

Diplomacy
Jordan charged Syria with attempting to "create disorder and an atmosphere of confusion in Jordan" through sabotage and plots for the assassination of Jordanian leaders.

World events
Ousted Thai Prime Minister Pibul Songgram arrived in Phnom Penh under a grant of political asylum from Cambodian King Norodom Suramarit.

Defense
The United States conducted its first underground nuclear test, in the Nevada desert, as part of Operation Plumbbob.

In an effort to "stabilize costs," U.S. Defense Secretary Charles Wilson ordered further reduction of U.S. armed forces by 100,000 men, bringing their strength down to 2.6 million by 1959.

Labour
In an effort to block the election of Jimmy Hoffa as Teamsters union President, 13 rank-and-file Teamsters members from New York sued in a U.S. federal district court in Washington, D.C. for an injunction to bar elections at the Teamsters convention.

50 years ago
1967


On television tonight
The Invaders, starring Roy Thinnes, on ABC
Tonight's episode: The Watchers



Boxing
Chartchai Chionoi (45-10-2), recognized as world flyweight champion by the World Boxing Council; European Boxing Union; British Boxing Board of Control; Thailand; and The Ring magazine, retained his title with a technical knockout of former champion Walter McGowan (26-6-1) at 1:12 of the 7th round at Empire Pool, Wembley, London.

40 years ago
1977


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): You're Moving Out Today--Carol Bayer Sager (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Wanted (Shimei Tehai)--Pink Lady

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Son Tus Perjúmenes, Mujer--Carlos Mejía Godoy y los de Palacagüina

Died on this date
Paddy Livingston, 97
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Livingston was a catcher with the Cleveland Blues (1901); Cincinnati Reds (1977); Philadelphia Athletics (1909-1911); Cleveland Naps (1912); and St. Louis Cardinals (1917), batting .209 with no home runs and 45 runs batted in in 206 games. He was with the Athletics when they won the World Series in 1910 and 1911. Mr. Livingston played at least 7 seasons in the minor leagues, including 4 years (1907-1908, 1913-1914) with the Indianapolis Indians of the AA American Association. Perhaps the highlight of his career was when he was named to a team of American League all-stars who played an exhibition game against the Naps in Cleveland on July 24, 1911 to benefit the widow of Cleveland pitcher Addie Joss, who had died three months earlier. Mr. Livingston entered the game as a substitute and batted 1 for 2 as the all-stars won 5-3. He was the oldest living former major leaguer at the time of his death, and the last surviving player from the American League's first season as a major league in 1901.

Space
The U.S.S.R. launched the satellite Kosmos 954 from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Tyuratam, Kazakhstan. It re-entered the atmosphere four months later and crashed over the Northwest Territories, spreading radioactive debris from its power cell.

Diplomacy
King Baudoin I of Belgium arrived in Ottawa to start an official visit to Canada.

Politics and government
The Ontario Legislature recognized the Northern Ontario Heritage Party as the province's newest political party.

U.S. Representative Ed Koch defeated Mario Cuomo, New York Governor Hugh Carey's handpicked candidate, in a runoff vote for the Democratic Party nomination for Mayor of New York City.

30 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy: Who's That Girl--Madonna (10th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Voyage, voyage--Desireless (12th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): I Just Can't Stop Loving You--Michael Jackson featuring Siedah Garrett (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): I Just Can't Stop Loving You--Michael Jackson featuring Siedah Garrett (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Where the Streets Have No Name--U2 (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Never Gonna Give You Up--Rick Astley (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): Never Gonna Give You Up--Rick Astley (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I Just Can't Stop Loving You--Michael Jackson (with Siedah Garrett)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I Just Can't Stop Loving You--Michael Jackson (with Siedah Garrett) (2nd week at #1)
2 La Bamba--Los Lobos
3 Didn't We Almost Have it All--Whitney Houston
4 Here I Go Again--Whitesnake
5 Who's That Girl--Madonna
6 Can't We Try--Dan Hill (with Vonda Shepard)
7 Carrie--Europe
8 When Smokey Sings--ABC
9 I Heard a Rumour--Bananarama
10 Lost in Emotion--Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam

Singles entering the chart were Bad by Michael Jackson (#33); Waterfall by Wendy & Lisa (#82); Hourglass by Squeeze (#83); Boys Night Out by Timothy B. Schmit (#85); Silent Morning by Noel (#87); The One I Love by R.E.M. (#88); (I've Had) The Time of My Life by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes (#89); and You Win Again by the Bee Gees (#90). (I've Had) The Time of My Life was from the movie Dirty Dancing (1987).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 La Bamba--Los Lobos (3rd week at #1)
2 I Want Your Sex--George Michael
3 Who's That Girl--Madonna
4 Luka--Suzanne Vega
5 I Just Can't Stop Loving You--Michael Jackson (with Siedah Garrett)
6 Together (The New Wedding Song)--Joey Gregorash
7 Only in My Dreams--Debbie Gibson
8 Don't Mean Nothing--Richard Marx
9 Didn't We Almost Have it All--Whitney Houston
10 Heart and Soul--T'Pau

Singles entering the chart were Mony Mony (Live) by Billy Idol (#88); Causing a Commotion by Madonna (#90); Bad by Michael Jackson (#93); Pressure Down by John Farnham (#95); Casanova by Levert (#96); Where is the Golden Age by Gowan (#97); and Where is Love by Diamond in the Rough (#98).

Toronto's top 30 (Sam the Record Man)
1 La Bamba--Los Lobos
2 I Want Your Sex--George Michael
3 Together (The New Wedding Song)--Joey Gregorash
4 Luka--Suzanne Vega
5 Who's That Girl--Madonna
6 Funky Town--Pseudo Echo
7 Seven Wonders--Fleetwood Mac
8 Didn't We Almost Have it All--Whitney Houston
9 Rhythm is Gonna Get You--Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine
10 I Just Can't Stop Loving You--Michael Jackson
11 Wot's it to Ya--Robbie Nevil
12 Breakout--Swing Out Sister
13 Can't We Try--Dan Hill
14 Paper in Fire--John Cougar Mellencamp
15 Touch of Grey--The Grateful Dead
16 Heart and Soul--T'Pau
17 Alone--Heart
18 Always--Atlantic Starr
19 Mary's Prayer--Danny Wilson
20 When Smokey Sings--ABC
21 Don't Mean Nothing--Richard Marx
22 Only in My Dreams--Debbie Gibson
23 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For--U2
24 I Wanna Dance with Somebody who Loves Me--Whitney Houston
25 Cross My Broken Heart--The Jets
26 Ordinary People--The Box
27 Living in a Box--Living in a Box
28 Dance Desire--Haywire
29 I Heard a Rumour--Bananarama
30 Shakedown--Bob Seger

Died on this date
Einar Gerhardsen, 90
. Prime Minister of Norway, 1945-1951; 1955-1963; 1963-1965. Mr. Gerhardsen, the leader of the Labour Party, is Norway's longest-serving Prime Minister since the introduction of parliamentarianism, and is often referred to as "Landsfaderen" ("Father of the Fatherland").

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (2-8-1) 13 @ Edmonton (8-4) 34

Matt Dunigan, who hadn’t played a down at quarterback since August 7, relieved starter Damon Allen to begin the 2nd half, and passed for 2 touchdowns while rushing for another to lead the Eskimos to victory over the Roughriders before 31,862 fans at Commonwealth Stadium. Mr. Allen completed an 8-yard touchdown pass to Marco Cyncar early in the 1st quarter after James Zachery blocked a Saskatchewan punt, but the Eskimos led just 10-6 at halftime. Mr. Dunigan rushed 8 yards for a touchdown just 1:20 into the 3rd quarter, and threw touchdown passes of 38 yards to Brian Kelly later in the 3rd quarter and 10 yards to Rick House in the 4th quarter. Don Narcisse, one of two Saskatchewan receivers playing his first CFL game, scored the Roughriders’ only touchdown on a 9-yard pass from starting quarterback Jeff Bentrim in the 3rd quarter. Mr. Kelly led all receivers with 158 yards on 7 receptions; Ray McDonald, the other Saskatchewan receiver making his CFL debut, led the Roughriders with 70 yards on 3 catches. Mr. Bentrim, who completed just 16 of 37 passes for 208 yards, led all rushers with 65 yards on just 3 carries. Saskatchewan defensive end Lynn Madsen also played his first CFL game, while it was the last game for his linemate Nick Hebeler. The 9-year veteran defensive tackle suffered a shoulder separation and never played again.

CIAU
Acadia (1-0) 37 Mount Allison (0-1) 10
St. Mary’s (1-0) 31 St. Francis Xavier (0-1) 13
McGill (1-1) 31 Concordia (1-1) 20
Bishop’s (2-0) 42 Carleton (1-1) 13
Queen’s (1-1) 36 Ottawa (1-1) 29
Guelph (1-1) 40 McMaster (0-2) 20
Wilfrid Laurier (1-1) 43 Waterloo (0-2) 0
Windsor (2-0) 33 York (1-1) 2
British Columbia (3-0) 11 Manitoba (0-3) 9
Saskatchewan (1-2) 10 @ Alberta (3-1) 14

Fourth-year running back Jeff Funtasz rushed 19 times for 119 yards but suffered a career-ending knee injury late in the game as the Golden Bears hung on to defeat the Huskies before 772 fans at Varsity Stadium in Edmonton. Mr. Funtasz, the top rookie player in Canada in 1984, had torn ligaments in his left knee in 1986, and tore ligaments in his right knee on the final Alberta drive in this game. Teammate Mark Brus added 91 yards on the ground. The only Alberta touchdown came early in the 3rd quarter on a 27-yard pass from Darren Brezden to Steve Camp. The Huskies scored their touchdown early in the 4th quarter on a 35-yard pass from Greg Galan to Dan Farthing.

25 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Amigos Para Siempre--Jose Carreras and Sarah Brightman (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Ichiban erai hito he--Tunnels (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Hanno Ucciso l'Uomo Ragno--883 (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Una Historia de Ellegibo--Ellegibo (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): It's My Life--Dr. Alban (5th week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): Rhythm is a Dancer--Snap! (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): It's My Life--Dr. Alban (7th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): Ebeneezer Goode--The Shamen

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): End of the Road--Boyz II Men (6th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 End of the Road--Boyz II Men (2nd week at #1)
2 Baby-Baby-Baby--TLC
3 Humpin' Around--Bobby Brown
4 November Rain--Guns N' Roses
5 Stay--Shakespears Sister
6 Giving Him Something He Can Feel--En Vogue
7 Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough--Patty Smyth with Don Henley
8 Just Another Day--Jon Secada
9 The One--Elton John
10 All I Want--Toad the Wet Sprocket

Singles entering the chart were Free Your Mind by En Vogue (#66); I'd Die Without You by PM Dawn (#72); Start the Car by Jude Cole (#86); Drowning in Your Eyes by Ephraim Lewis (#92); and I Wanna Make Love to You by Rythm Syndicate (#93).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough--Patty Smyth with Don Henley
2 The One--Elton John
3 Even Better than the Real Thing--U2
4 Lost Together--Blue Rodeo
5 This Used to Be My Playground--Madonna
6 Do I Have to Say the Words?--Bryan Adams
7 Stay--Shakespears Sister
8 Enid--Barenaked Ladies
9 Nothing Broken But My Heart--Celine Dion
10 November Rain--Guns N' Roses

Singles entering the chart were Friends by One 2 One (#59); When I Look Into Your Eyes by Firehouse (#80); Rest in Peace by Extreme (#85); Pure as Gold by Kim Mitchell (#86); Blood Makes Noise by Suzanne Vega (#93); and Do You Believe in Us by Jon Secada (#98).

Football
CFL
Ottawa (6-5) 54 @ Hamilton (6-5) 25
Toronto (3-8) 29 @ British Columbia (3-8) 36

Treamelle Taylor caught 2 touchdown passes and returned a punt 81 yards for another TD as the Rough Riders routed the Tiger-Cats before 17,682 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Jock Climie also caught 2 touchdown passes for Ottawa. Hamilton quarterback Don McPherson threw 3 touchdown passes, 2 to Nick Mazzoli and the other to Lee Knight.

The Lions gave up 25 points as a result of turnovers, but still beat the Argonauts before 34,646 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver. Rico Cartwright returned a punt 85 yards for a B.C. touchdown in the 1st quarter, but also fumbled 3 times. Ed Berry returned an interception 62 yards for a Toronto touchdown in the 2nd quarter, and Mark Waterman returned a fumble 11 yards for another Argonaut TD in the 4th quarter. It was the first game as Toronto’s head coach for Dennis Meyer, who had replaced Adam Rita five days earlier when Mr. Rita had been fired.

20 years ago
1997


Hit parade
#1 single in Germany (Media Control): Candle in the Wind 1997--Elton John

#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Barbie Girl--Aqua (3rd week at #1)

Abominations
53 people in the Algerian village of Guelb El-Kebir were massacred; the killers weren't identified, but the attack resembled other recent massacres by Islamic groups opposed to the Algerian government.

Society
The Canadian government of Prime Minister Jean Chretien finalized a $1.9-billion compensation agreement for sexual, physical and psychological abuse suffered by former students of 130 church-run Indian residential schools, funded by Indian Affairs from the 1870s until the mid-1970s. An estimated 80,000 aboriginal children attended these schools.

Disasters
An Intercity 125 passenger express train plowed into a freight train in west London, killing 6 people and injuring more than 150.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (7-5) 14 @ Winnipeg (3-9) 26

The rough tactics employed by the Blue Bombers in their win over the Lions at Winnipeg Stadium so upset B.C. head coach Adam Rita that instead of a postgame handshake with Winnipeg head coach Jeff Reinebold, Mr. Rita shoved him in the chest instead.

Monday, 18 September 2017

September 18, 2017

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Olga Kravtsova!

150 years ago
1867


Politics and government
A new constitution in Maryland was adopted by popular vote.

120 years ago
1897


Baseball
Cy Young pitched his first major league no-hitter, leading the Cleveland Spiders to a 6-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds in the first game of a doubleheader at League Park in Cleveland. The Spiders completed the sweep with a 4-3 win in the second game.

The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Browns 13-10 at Exposition Park in Pittsburgh.

100 years ago
1917


Born on this date
Francis Parker Yockey
. U.S. political philosopher. Mr. Yockey was a lawyer who hated Jews and admired National Socialism and Adolf Hitler. He was known for his book, published under the pseudonym Ulick Varange, Imperium: The Philosophy of History and Politics (1948). Mr. Yockey was unusual in advocating an alliance of right and left in order to save Western civilization. He travelled throughout the world and was pursued by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, and was finally arrested for carrying false passports. Mr. Yockey committed suicide at the age of 42 on June 16, 1960 by swallowing a cyanide capsule in his prison cell in San Francisco while awaiting trial. His ideas were subsequently popularized by Willis Carto, leader of the anti-Semitic organization Liberty Lobby.

June Foray. U.S. actress. Miss Foray, born June Forer, was primarlily a voice actress who provided the voices for numerous cartoon characters, including Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Granny in the Tweety cartoons. She died on July 26, 2017 at the age of 99.

90 years ago
1927


Radio
The Columbia Phonograph Broadcasting System (later CBS) debuted with a network of 16 stations.

80 years ago
1937


Baseball
Paul Waner had 3 hits as the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Brooklyn Dodgers 3-2 at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. The hits gave Mr. Waner 200 for the season, a National League modern-day record eighth season in which he had reached that figure. Cy Blanton pitched a 10-hit complete game to improve his 1937 record to 14-12, winning the pitchers' duel over Freddie Fitzsimmons, who pitched a 9-hitter and fell to 6-8 in a game that was played in 1 hour 43 minutes.

Elbie Fletcher led off the top of the 10th inning with a single and Bobby Reis followed with a double to drive him home with the winning run as the Boston Bees edged the St. Louis Cardinals 8-7 before 2,976 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis.

Lyn Lary's 3-run home run with 2 out climaxed a 6-run 8th inning rally as the Cleveland Indians came back from a 6-1 deficit to edge the Boston Red Sox 7-6 before 3,300 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. The last 3 Cleveland runs were unearned as the result of an error by Boston third baseman Pinky Higgins.

The New York Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning and 4 in the 8th to defeat the Chicago White Sox 12-8 in the first game of a doubleheader before 24,010 fans at Yankee Stadium. Myril Hoag hit a 3-run home run for the Yankees in the 7th, and Bill Dickey added a 3-run homer in the 8th, while Frank Crosetti and Lou Gehrig homered in the 1st inning. Ivy Andrews pitched a 6-hitter, improving his 1937 record to 6-5, as the Yankees completed the sweep with a 4-0 win in the second game.

Bill Phebus and Joe Krakauskas were the respective winning pitchers as the Washington Nationals swept a doubleheader from the St. Louis Browns 6-2 and 10-3 at Griffith Stadium in Washington. Al Simmons hit a 2-run home run for the Nationals in the first game and had 3 singles and 4 runs batted in in the second game.

75 years ago
1942


At the movies
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, opened in theatres. It was the third Sherlock Holmes movie to star Messrs. Rathbone and Bruce, but the first of 12 to be made by Universal from 1942-1946, and the only one directed by John Rawlins. Thomas Gomez made his movie acting debut as the villainous character Meade.

Radio

The Canadian cabinet authorized the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/Radio Canada to start the CBC International Service; it came into being in 1945, and became Radio Canada International in 1972.

War
German infantry and tank forces reportedly made further advances in the northwest sector of Stalingrad and penetrated to the Volga River, north of the city. Australian and U.K. Royal Air Force bombers attacked Tobruk, Libya, while U.S. bombers hit Bengazi. German commander in Paris General Otto von Stulpnagel announced the execution of 116 "Communist terrorists" in reprisal for attacks on German occupation troops. British troops landed and occupied Madagascar's principal port, the east coast city of Tamatave.

Diplomacy
U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull sent a note to the Japanese through the Swiss government saying that the Red Cross was caring for Japanese held in U.S. territory and asking whether or not Japan would reciprocate.

Economics and finance
The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives Banking and Currency committees approved two measures directing President Franklin D. Roosevelt to stabilize farm prices, wages, and salaries at either August 15 or September 15 levels.

Labour
U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman James Fly told a Senate subommittee that the proposed American Federation of Musicians ban on recording hurt the war effort; he called for legislative action.

70 years ago
1947


On the radio
Mystery in the Air, starring Peter Lorre, on NBC
Tonight's episode: The Black Cat

Diplomacy
The United Nations Security Council formed a committee consisting of the U.S.A., Belgium, and Australia to mediate the conflict in the Netherlands East Indies.

Defense
The U.S. National Security Act of 1947, which unified the Army, Navy, and newly formed Air Force, went into effect. The Act also established the National Security Council and the Central Intelligence Agency.

World events
The Bulgarian Supreme Court rejected Agrarian Party leader Nikola Petkov's appeal for commutation of his death sentence.

Politics and government
U.K. Secretary of State for Burma Lord Listowel announced that Burma would receive its independence in January 1948, to be followed by immediate withdrawal of British troops.

Labour
The Congress of Industrial Organizations Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers ended an 85-day strike of 3,800 drydock workers against the New York Shipbuilding Company, accepting a 12c hourly wage increase and an 8 1/2c increase for piece-rate workers.

60 years ago
1957


Television
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission announced that it would consider applications from stations to test subscription telecasts experimentally over a three-year period.

Politics and government
King Phumiphon of Thailand dissolved the National Assembly, ordered new general elections, and named Army commander-in-chief Field Marshal Sarit Thanarat as military governor of Bangkok pending the creation of a new government.

Brazil's Algoas State Assembly voted unanimously to impeach Governor Muniz Falcoa on charges that he was implicated in the recent murder of Dr. Jose Marques da Silva, an oppositional assembly member.

Energy
Japan's first nuclear power reactor began producing current on an experimental basis in Tokai, near Tokyo.

50 years ago
1967


Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Lola--Los Brincos (4th week at #1)

Died on this date
John Cockcroft, 70
. U.K. physicist. Sir John, a significant figure in the development of nuclear power, shared the 1951 Nobel Prize in Physics "for their pioneer work on the transmutation of atomic nuclei by artificially accelerated atomic particles."

Music
The album Smiley Smile by the Beach Boys was released on Brother Records in the United States, and on Capitol Records elsewhere.

Boxing
Buster Mathis (21-0) scored a technical knockout of Ron Marsh (22-2) at 1:13 of the 4th round of their heavyweight bout at Madison Square Garden in New York. Mr. Marsh was knocked down five times.



Dave Downey (10-1) won a 12-round decision over Jim Meilleur (7-10-2) in Windsor, Ontario to win the vacant Canadian middleweight title.

Football
CFL
The Toronto Argonauts added quarterback Tom Wilkinson to their active roster; Mr. Wikinson had come to Canada with the Toronto Rifles of the Continental League in 1966, but began practicing with the Argonauts after the Rifles suspended operations after the second game of the 1967 season.

40 years ago
1977


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: Boogie Nights--Heat Wave (7th week at #1)

Politics and government
Queen Elizabeth II opened the 3rd session of the 30th Canadian Parliament in Ottawa and read the Throne Speech for the first time since 1957.

Sport
Ted Turner captained his yacht Courageous to a successful defense of the America's Cup, completing a four-race sweep over the Australian.

Football
CFL
Montreal (8-2) 13 @ Toronto (4-6) 19
Hamilton (3-7) 17 @ Saskatchewan (6-4) 38

The Argonauts allowed 270 yards passing, but only 34 yards rushing as they beat the Alouettes before 47,138 fans at Exhibition Stadium.

The Roughriders scored 3 touchdowns in the 2nd quarter as they beat the Tiger-Cats before 21,307 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Saskatchewan running back Tommy Reamon, a former World Football League star, scored his first 2 CFL touchdowns.

30 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Voyage Voyage--Desireless (4th week at #1)

Died on this date
Américo Tomás, 92
. 13th President of Portugal, 1958-1974. Rear Admiral Tomás, a member of the National Union, was Minister of the Navy from 1944-1953 and 1953-1958, and was the third and last President of the authoritarian Estado Novo (New State). As President, Rear Admiral Tomás's powers were mostly ceremonial, but he exercised his prerogative in dismissing Prime Minister António Salazar in 1968 after Mr. Salazar had suffered a severe stroke, and appointing Marcello Caetano as Prime Minister. When Estado Novo's rule ended in 1974, Rear Admiral Tomás was exiled to Brazil; he was allowed to return to Portugal in 1980, but was denied re-admission to the Navy.

Diplomacy
U.S. President Ronald Reagan announced that the U.S.A. and U.S.S.R. would sign an agreement later in the year to reduce the number of nuclear missiles.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (2-9) 19 @ Calgary (5-7) 41

Gary Allen rushed 18 times for 106 yards and a touchdown and quarterbacks Rick Johnson and Rick Worman combined to throw 3 touchdown passes to lead the Stampeders over the Rough Riders in front of a McMahon Stadium crowd of 21,483. Rick Johnson started at quarterback for Calgary and completed a 41-yard touchdown pass to Larry Willis, but Mr. Johnson left in the 2nd quarter with a pinched nerve in his shoulder. Mr. Worman relieved him and threw 2 TD passes to Emanuel Tolbert. Linebacker Lemont Jeffers added a 2-point convert for the Stampeders on a pass from holder Glenn Harper. Shawn Faulkner rushed 1 yard for an Ottawa touchdown in the 1st quarter and Joe Paopao connected with Troy Smith for a 28-yard TD in the 3rd quarter. Mr. Tolberta caught 6 passes for 146 yards, while Ottawa’s Marc Lewis caught 11 for 122. Backup safety Darcy Kopp played quarterback for the Stampeders late in the game, throwing 1 incomplete pass.

CIAU
Western Ontario (2-0) 75 @ Toronto (1-1) 7

Ray Macoritti tied an Ontario University Athletic Association record for a single game with 10 converts and added a field goal and 2 singles as the Mustangs outscored the Varsity Blues 68-0 in the last 3 quarters before 4,200 fans at Varsity Stadium. John Wright rushed 14 times for 70 yards, and Rob Stewart carried 13 times for 74 and 1 touchdown. Other UWO touchdowns were scored by Mark Regan, Brendan Lenko, Dave Sapunjis, Dave Bean, Paul Bone, and Duane Forde. Mr. Bone scored on a 47-yard interception return in the 4th quarter. Ken Raymond scored the lone Toronto touchdown on a 6-yard pass from Rod Moors with 7 seconds remaining in the 1st quarter. It was the most lopsided win by the Mustangs over the Varsity Blues since the teams had begun playing against each other in 1929.

Baseball
Darrell Evans of the Detroit Tigers became the first 40-year-old major league player to hit 40 home runs in a season as the Tigers edged the Milwaukee Brewers 7-6 before 30,104 fans at Tiger Stadium, remaining 1/2 game ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League East Division pennant race. The Tigers almost blew a 7-0 lead, as the Brewers rallied for a run in the 8th inning and 5 in the 9th and had the potential tying run on first base when Greg Brock flied out to center field to end the game.

The Toronto Blue Jays scored 2 runs in each of the 2nd, 4th, and 7th innings to defeat the New York Yankees 6-3 before 34,110 fans at Yankee Stadium. Jim Clancy allowed 7 hits and 3 earned runs in 5+ innings, but was credited with the win, improving to 14-10 for 1987, while New York starter Neil Allen allowed 8 hits and 4 runs--all earned--in 5 innings to drop to 0-8.

Marty Barrett had 4 hits and Jody Reed and Kevin Romine each had 3 for the Boston Red Sox as they beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-7 to get a split of their doubleheader before 19,000 fans at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. Boston starting pitcher Rob Woodward allowed 9 hits and 4 runs--3 earned--in 5 1/3 innings to get his first win of the season, and the fourth and last of his major league career. The Orioles overcame an early 3-0 deficit to win the first game 9-4.

Mark Langston pitched a 6-hitter, improving his 1987 record to 18-11, winning the pitchers' duel over Floyd Bannister, as the Seattle Mariners edged the Chicago White Sox 1-0 before 10,775 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago. The only run scored in the 6th inning when John Christensen reached first base on an error by Chicago second baseman Pat Keedy with 1 out and Scott Bradley followed with a double to drive him home. Mr. Bannister pitched a 9-hit complete game, dropping to 13-11.

Randy Bush drove in 5 runs with a home run, single, and sacrifice fly to help the Minnesota Twins defeat the Cleveland Indians 9-4 before 23,173 fans at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis.

Steve Ontiveros allowed 4 hits in 6 1/3 innings and Eric Plunk followed with 2 2/3 innings of hitless relief as the Oakland Athletics shut out the Kansas City Royals 4-0 before 31,301 fans at Royals Stadium. Mike Davis doubled and scored the winning run in the 1st inning and hit a 2-run home run in the 8th. Mr. Ontiveros improved his 1987 record to 9-8, winning the pitchers' duel over Mark Gubicza, who fell to 11-17.

Bo Diaz batted 4 for 5 with a double, triple, run, and 3 runs batted in to help the Pittsburgh Pirates edge the New York Mets 10-9 before 15,308 fans at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. Darryl Strawberry, Tim Teufel, and Gary Carter hit home runs for the Mets.

Pinch hitter John Kruk singled home Tony Gwynn and then scored on a force play as the San Diego Padres scored 2 runs in the top of the 8th inning and held on to defeat the Houston Astros 2-1 before 13,182 fans at the Astrodome.

25 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Germany (Media Control): It's My Life--Dr. Alban (8th week at #1)

Crime
A bomb planted by striking miner Roger Warren killed nine gold miners in Giant Mine, just outside Yellowknife. The victims were strikebreakers and replacement workers, and the incident took place during a labour dispute with the owner, Royal Oak Mines.

Business
Canadian Trade Minister Michael Wilson announced that South Korea was buying two CANDU nuclear reactors for $1 billion.

20 years ago
1997


Hit parade
#1 single in Denmark (Nielsen Music Control & IFPI): Candle in the Wind 1997/Something About the Way You Look Tonight--Elton John

#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Candle in the Wind 1997--Elton John

Died on this date
Jimmy Witherspoon, 77
. U.S. singer. Mr. Witherspoon was a jump blues singer who was best known for the single Ain't Nobody's Business (Parts 1 and 2), which reached #1 on the Billboard Rhythm and Blues chart in 1949, the first of four top 10 hits for him that year. His popularity as a recording artist in the United States soon declined, but he achieved popularity in the United Kingdom in the 1950s. Mr. Witherspoon died of throat cancer.

Defense
The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention was adopted.

Business
Coopers & Lybrand and Price Waterhouse agreed to merge to create the world's biggest accounting firm.

10 years ago
2007


Politics and government
Pervez Musharraf announced that he would step down as army chief and restore civilian rule to Pakistan, but only after he was re-elected President.

Protest
Buddhist monks joined anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting what some called the Saffron Revolution.