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    1927 Judge Landis begins 3-day public hearing on charges that 4 games played between Chicago & Detroit in 1917 had been thrown to White Sox
    1957 Dodgers' Jackie Robinson announces his retirement rather than be traded to the NY Giants
    1989 Baseball signs $400M with ESPN, showing 175 games in 1990
    1993 Reggie Jackson elected to Hall of Fame
    1996 Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula announces his retirement

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    1932 Chuck Noll, NFL coach (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Cleveland, Ohio
    1947 Mercury Morris, American football player
    1975 Warrick Dunn, running back (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
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    1976 Ted Turner purchases Atlanta Braves for reported $12 million
    1998 Don Sutton selected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    2015 Randy Johnson, Pedro Martínez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
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    • 1920 Early Wynn, Hartford Ala, baseball Hall of famer (pitcher)
    • 1921 Cary Middlecoff, golfer (1956 Vardon Trophy, 1955 Byron Nelson Award)
      1957 Nancy Lopez, American golfer (3 Majors, 48 LPGA tour wins), born in Torrance, California
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    1899 Walter Camp publishes his 1st All-American football team in Collier's
    1972 LA Lakers win their 33rd straight game, setting a still standing NBA record for longest streak
    1985 Lou Brock & Hoyt Wilhelm are elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
    1992 Tom Seaver & Rollie Fingers elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
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    2009 11th BCS National Championship: #2 Florida beats #1 Oklahoma, 24-14

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    Golfer Jack Nicklaus, 21, 1st pro appearance, he came in 50th
    1972 NCAA announces freshman can play on teams starting in fall
    1984 NCAA announces that basketball tournament will have 64 teams
    1993 Chicago Bull Michael Jordan scores his 20,000th career point
    1996 For 1st time in 25 years no one is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
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    1942 Joe Louis KOs Buddy Baer in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
    1952 Marines give notice that they will recall Ted Williams to active duty
    1958 In basketball Oscar Robertson (Cin) scores 56, Seton Hall team 54
    1989 Johnny Bench & Carl Yastrzemski elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    1991 Baseball officially bans Pete Rose from being elected to Hall of Fame
    1991 Dean Smith of NC is 6th to win 700 career coaching basketball games
    2012 14th BCS National Championship: #2 Alabama beats #1 LSU, 21-0

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    • 1934 Bart Starr, NFL quarterback/coach (Green Bay)
    • 1935 Richard "Dick" Enberg, American sportscaster (NBC, CBS, ESPN), born in Mt Clemens, Michigan (d. 2017)
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    1996 Jimmy Johnson announced as new coach of Miami Dolphins
    2011 13th BCS National Championship: #1 Auburn beats #2 Oregon, 22-19

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    1949 George Foreman, American World Heavyweight boxing champ (1973-74, 95), born in Marshall, Texas
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    1953 J. Edgar Hoover declines 6 figure offer to become president of International Boxing Club
    1970 Super Bowl IV: KC Chiefs beat Minnesota Vikings, 23-7 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Len Dawson, Kansas City, QB
    1973 American League adopts designated hitter rule
    1987 "The Drive" game: trailing Cleveland Browns 20-13 with 5:32 remaining in the AFC Championship Game, Denver quarterback John Elway drives his team 98 yards for a touchdown to tie, Broncos then win in overtime advancing to Super Bowl XXI
    1990 Bobby Knight becomes basketball's Big 10 winningest coach (229)
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    1912 Thomas "Schoolboy" Rowe, pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Waco, Texas
    1957 Darryl Dawkins, American professional basketball player (Philadelphia 76ers, NJ Nets), born in Orlando, Florida (d. 2015)
    1963 Tracy Caulkins, Winona Minn, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1984)
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    1921 Kenesaw Mountain Landis becomes 1st commissioner of baseball
    1958 NCAA adds 2 point conversion to football scoring
    1966 Red Auerbach wins his 1,000th game as coach of NBA Boston Celtics
    1967 Louisville, Kentucky, draft board refuses exemption for boxer Muhammad Ali
    1994 Steve Carlton (Phillies) elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    1995 Murder trial against O.J. Simpson, begins in LA
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    1962 Wilt Chamberlain of Warriors scores then NBA-record 73 pts vs Chicago
    1982 Hank Aaron & Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame
    1994 Tonya Harding's bodyguard, Shawn Eric Eckardt & Derrick Brian Smith arrested & charged with conspiracy in attack of skater Nancy Kerrigan
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    1985 Martina Navratilova is 3rd to win 100 tennis tournaments (Connors & Evert)
    1987 Catfish Hunter & Billy Williams are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
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    1932 Don Garlits, American race car driver
    1972 Kyle Brady, NFL tight end (NY Jets)