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    1621 Governor Bradford head of the colony of American Plymouth disallows sport on Christmas Day
    1884 1st World Series OK by AA, Providence (NL) sweeps NY Mets (AA) in 3
    1905 1st College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 17-0 in Annapolis
    1909 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Perth: Anthony Wilding of New Zealand wins his 2nd Australasian title; beats Ernie Parker of Australia 6–1, 7–5, 6–2
    1925 Lester Patrick takes over NY Rangers
    1926 Lester Patrick becomes 1st coach & gm of NY Rangers
    1953 Cleveland Browns' QB Otto Graham sets club record with 4 fumbles
    1956 White Sox manager Marty Marion resigns. AL Lopez replaces him
    1964 Dutchman Anton Geesink is 1st non-Japanese Olympic judo gold medal winner
    1964 "The Wrong Way Run", Viking Jim Marshall runs 66 yards in wrong direction for a safety (NFL's #1 blooper)
    1964 English driver John Surtees finishes 2nd behind American Dan Gurney in season ending Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez to clinch his first F1 World Drivers Championship; edges Graham Hill by 1 point
    1968 Longest Olympic field hockey game, The Netherlands beats Spain 1-0 in 2h25m (6 OT)
    1968 US men's basketball team beats Yugoslavia 65-50 to win the gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics; 7th straight basketball title for the Americans
    1968 Czech gymnast Věra Čáslavská wins the uneven bars and vault gold medals at the Mexico City Olympics; her 6th & 7th career gold medals and her 4th at these Games
    1968 American swimmer Claudia Kolb wraps up the women's individual medley double in Mexico City, winning the 400m I/M in Olympic record 5:08.5; she also won the 200m I/M in OR 2:24.7
    1968 East German swimmer Roland Matthes wins the 200m backstroke gold medal in Olympic record 2:09.6 at the Mexico City Games; wraps up backstroke double
    1970 Austrian driver Jochen Rindt wins F1 World Drivers Championship by 5 points from Jacky Ickx after Mexican GP; only season World Championship awarded posthumously, after Rindt's death in Italian GP practice at Monza
    1973 Cubs trade Ferguson Jenkins to Rangers for Bill Madlock & Vic Harris
    1973 SF Giants trade Willie McCovey to San Diego Padres for pitcher Mike Caldwell
    1975 Denver Nuggets 1st game at McNichols Sports Arena beat St Louis Spirits
    1978 Padres Gaylord Perry is 1st to win Cy Young in both leagues (NL)
    1980 Mike Weaver KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
    1981 11th NYC Women's Marathon won by Allison Roe in 2:25:29
    1981 12th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:08:13
    1982 David Hookes scores Cricket century in 34 balls 43 mins, SA v Victoria
    1986 Trailing 5-3 with 2 out & no one on in bottom of 10th, NY rallies to win Game 6 of the World Series, 6-5, Bill Buckner misplays a ball
    1987 Minnesota Twins win their 1st World Series championship beating St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 84th World Series
    1990 Evander Holyfield KOs Buster Douglas in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
    1992 Rene Lachemann hired as Fla Marlins 1st manager
    1993 Daryll Cullinan hits unbeaten 337 for Transvaal against Northern Transvaal, South African 1st-class cricket record score
    1997 9th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 52-20 in South Bend
    2003 Florida beats New York Yankees, 2-0 in Game 6 at Yankee Stadium for Marlins second Baseball World Series; Florida pitcher Josh Beckett MVP
    2003 15th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 27-25 in Chestnut Hill
    2003 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; winners: Pleasantly Perfect, Action This Day, Adoration, Johar, High Chaparral, Islington, Halfbridled, Six Perfections, Cajun Beat
    2005 Then longest Baseball World Series game in time (5 hours, 41 mins) and tied longest in innings (14, tied with Game 2, 1916 WS and Game 1, 2015 WS); Cubs beat Astros, 7-5 in Game 3 at Minute Maid Park, Houston
    2008 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 2 winners: Muhannak, Desert Code, Albertus Maximus, Goldikova, Midshipman, Donativum, Midnight Lute, Conduit, Raven's Pass
    2009 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 4 games to 2
    2012 The double dip recession in the UK economy ends with growth of 1.0% in GDP in the third quarter of 2012, with help from the London Olympic Games
    2015 British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins US F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas to clinch his second consecutive World Drivers Championship

    BIRTHDAYS
    1889 Smoky Joe Wood, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1985)
    1904 Denny Shute, American golfer (British Open 1933, PGA C'ship 1936-37), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1974)
    1912 Jack Kent Cooke, Canadian entrepreneur, NFL team owner (Washington Redskins), born in Hamilton, Canada (d. 1997)
    1917 Lee MacPhail, American Baseball Hall of Fame executive (AL President), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2012)
    1923 Bobby Thomson, Scottish-American baseball player, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2010)
    1925 Yakov Rylsky, USSR sabre team (Olympic bronze 1956), born in Aleksandrovka, Verkhubinsky District, Kazakhstan (d. 1999)
    1927 Franklin "Bud" Held, American javelin world champ (1949, 51, 53-55), born in Los Angeles, California
    1927 Headley Keith, South African cricketer (solid left-handed for South Africa in the 1950's), born in Dundee, Natal
    1929 Peter Loader, English cricketer (England quick in 13 Tests 1954-59, later WA), born in Wallington, London
    1931 Jimmy McIlroy, Irish footballer and football manager, born in Lambeg, Ireland
    1932 Harry Gregg, Irish footballer and football manager, born in Magherafelt, Ireland
    1933 Ron Archer, Australian cricketer (Aussie all-rounder mid-50's), born in Highgate Hill, Queensland
    1933 Roy Swetman, English cricketer (England wicket-keeper late 50's), born in Westminster, London
    1936 Alan Smith, English cricket wicket-keeper (6 Tests), born in Birmingham, Warwickshire
    1938 Robert Webster, American diver (Olympic gold 1960, 64), born in Berkeley, California
    1939 Zelmo Beaty, American basketball player (St Louis Hawks, Utah Stars), born in Hillister, Texas (d. 2013)
    1940 Bobby Knight, American college basketball coach (Indiana, Olympic gold 1984), born in Massillon, Ohio
    1941 Bobby Keetch, English footballer and entrepreneur, born in Tottenham, North London (d. 1996)
    1948 Dan Gable, American 68kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1972), born in Waterloo, Iowa
    1948 Dan Issel, American NBA coach and player (27,482 points, Denver Nuggets), born in Batavia, Illinois
    1948 Dave Cowens, American NBA forward (Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Newport, Kentucky
    1949 Réjean Houle, Canadian ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens), born in Rouyn, Quebec
    1950 John Matuszak, American NFL defensive end (Oak Raider) and actor (The Goonies), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1989)
    1952 Ioannis Kyrastas, Greek footballer and manager, born in Piraeus, Greece (d. 2004)
    1953 Mark McNulty, Irish-Zimbabwean golfer (The Tradition 2007; 16 European Tour titles), born in Bindura, Zimbabwe
    1953 Muffin Spencer-Devlin, American golfer (3 LPGA Tour titles), born in Piqua, Ohio
    1954 Mike Eruzione, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold Medal 1980), born in Winthrop, Massachusetts
    1955 Danny Darwin, American baseball pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Bonham, Texas
    1958 Dipak Patel, Kenyan-New Zealand cricketer (in Kenya New Zealand off-spin all-rounder), born in Nairobi, Kenya
    1958 Kornelia Ender, East German swimmer (Olympic-4 gold-1972, 76), born in Plauen, East Germany
    1960 Kelli McMullen-Temple, Canadian equestrian (Olympics 1996), born in Columbus, Ohio
    1964 Barb Broen-Ouellette, volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Edmonton, Alberta
    1964 Johan de Kock, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC), born in Sliedrecht, Netherlands
    1964 Pat Swilling, American NFL defensive end and linebacker (Oakland Raiders), born in Toccoa, Georgia
    1965 Derrick Rostagno, American tennis star, born in Los Angeles, California
    1965 Steve Decker, American baseball catcher (SF Giants), born in Rock Island, Illinois
    1965 Warren Ayres, Australian cricketer (Victorian right-handed batsman since 1987-88), born in Melbourne, Australia
    1966 Wendel Clark, Canadian NHL left wing (NY Islanders), born in Toronto, Ontario
    1967 Anthony Johnson, American NFL fullback (Chicago Bears, Carolina Panthers), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
    1967 Kelly Chase, Canadian NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers), born in Porcupine Plain, Saskatchewan
    1968 Corey Miller, American NFL linebacker (NY Giants), born in Pageland, South Carolina
    1969 Corey Harris, American NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
    1969 Eric Guliford, American NFL wide receiver (Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints), born in Kansas City, Kansas
    1969 Josef Beranek, Czech NHL center (Vancouver Canucks, Olympic Gold 1998), born in Litvinov
    1969 Larry Thomas, American baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Miami, Florida
    1969 Oleg Salenko, Russian-Ukrainian footballer, born in Leningrad, Soviet Union
    1970 Kelvin Ingram, American NFL guard (Seattle Seahawks), born in Fort Pierce, Florida
    1970 J.A. Adande, American sports columnist, born in Los Angeles, California
    1970 Peter Aerts, Dutch kickboxer and martial artist, born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
    1971 Pedro Martínez, Dominican-American baseball pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Manoguayabo, Dominican Republic
    1971 Geoffrey Prommayon, Thai-American soccer player (PSV), born in Udon Thani, Thailand
    1971 Laura Chapot, equestrian show jumper (Olympics 1996)
    1971 Lee Gissendaner, NFL/WLAF receiver (Minnesota Vikings, Scottish Claymores), born in Akron, Ohio
    1971 Simon Charlton, English footballer (Southampton), born in Huddersfield, England
    1972 Leland Taylor, American football defensive tackle (Baltimore Ravens), born in Louisville, Kentucky
    1973 Steve White, American football defensive end (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Memphis, Tennessee
    1974 Chris Murray, Canadian NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens), born in Port Hardy, British Columbia
    1974 Frank Middleton, American NFL football player (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Beaumont, Texas
    1974 Lee Byung-Kyu, South Korean baseball player, born in Gimje, North Jeolla Province, South Korea
    1975 Ryan Clement, American football quarterback, born in Denver, Colorado
    1976 Steve Jones, Northern Irish footballer, born in Derry, Northern Ireland
    1977 Birgit Prinz, German footballer (three-time FIFA World Player of the Year), born in Frankfurt am Main, West Germany
    1978 Riley Mants, 200m breaststroker (Olympics 1996), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
    1978 Russell Anderson, Scottish footballer (Sunderland), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
    1979 Rob Hulse, English footballer (Sheffield United), born in Crewe, England
    1979 Tony Torcato, American baseball player, born in Woodland, California
    1980 Ilana Goldfogel, American pairs skater (& Erik Schulz), born in Denver, Colorado
    1981 Shaun Wright-Phillips, English footballer (Manchester City), born in Greenwich, England
    1982 Jerome Carter, American football player (St. Louis Rams), born in Lake City, Florida
    1987 Darron Gibson, Irish football player (Manchester United), born in Derry, Northern Ireland
    1987 Fabian Hambüchen, German gymnast (Olympic gold 2016, silver 2012, bronze 2008), born in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
    1993 Xander Schauffele, American golfer (British Open 2018, US Masters 2019 runner-up), born in San Diego, California
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    1863 Football Association forms in England, standardizing soccer, splitting with rugby
    1869 1st American steeplechase horserace (Westchester, NY)
    1887 Detroit (NL) beats St Louis (AA) 10 games to 5 in World Series
    1911 Philadelphia A's beat NY Giants, 4 games to 2 in 8th World Series
    1934 While Washington Seantors player-manager Joe Cronin honeymoons with Mildred Robertson, owner Clark Griffith's niece and adopted daughter, he is sold to Red Sox
    1951 Future world heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano defeats former champion Joe Louis by TKO in the 8th round at Madison Square Garden
    1960 AL approves Washington Senators move to become Minnesota Twins & announces franchises in LA & Washington, D.C. for 1961
    1968 The Soviet Union wraps up the volleyball double at the Mexico City Olympics; both men's & women's teams take gold at the end of their respective round-robin competitions
    1968 Future world heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman wins the Olympic heavyweight gold medal when the final against Jonas Čepulis (Soviet Union) is stopped in round 2 at the Mexico City Games
    1968 Japanese gymnasts sweep the medals in the men's floor exercise competition at the Mexico City Olympics; Sawao Kato wins his 3rd gold of the Games ahead of team mates Akinori Nakayama and Takeshi Katō
    1968 Japanese gymnast Akinori Nakayama wins 3 individual gold medals on the one day (horizontal bar, rings & parallel bars) at the Mexico City Olympics; with team victory, 4 gold for the Games
    1968 Charlie Hickcox wins his 3rd gold medal of the Mexico City Olympics when he leads the US men's 4 x 100m medley relay team with team mates Don McKenzie, Doug Russell & Ken Walsh to world record 3:54.9
    1968 Striker Antal Dunai scores twice as Hungary outclasses Bulgaria 4-1 to take the men's football gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics
    1968 Italian diver Klaus Dibiasi wins first of 3 consecutive men's 10m platform gold medals when he comfortably beats Álvaro Gaxiola of Mexico at the Mexico City Olympics
    1974 Cleveland Coliseum opens for NBA's Cavaliers & MISL's Crunch
    1975 Cuba beats Mexico for its 4th Pan Am Games Gold Medal in baseball
    1980 10th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:25:41.3
    1980 11th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:41
    1980 St Louis Cards sack Balt Colt QBs an NFL record tying 12 times
    1981 LA Dodgers beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 2 in 78th World Series
    1982 Steve Carlton became 1st pitcher to win 4 Cy Young awards
    1985 On a poor call in 6th game, umpire Don Deckinger starts a string of events costing Cardinals the World Series
    1985 Doug Harvey's #2 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens
    1986 French McLaren driver Alain Prost retains his Formula 1 World Drivers Championship with victory in season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide; wins title by 2 points from Nigel Mansell
    1993 NFL announces new expansion team, Carolina Panthers in Charlotte
    1993 NJ Devils lose 2-0 to Montreal, after winning 1st 7 games of 1993
    1996 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Woodbine Racetrack; winners: Lit de Justice, Storm Song, Jewel Princess, Da Hass, Boston Harbor, Pilsudski, Alphabet Soup
    1996 New York beats Atlanta Braves, 3-2 in Game 6 at Yankee Stadium to win 23rd Baseball World Series; Bronx Bombers' reliever John Wetteland MVP
    1997 Florida beats Cleveland Indians, 3-2 in Game 7 at Pro Player Stadium, Miami for Marlins first Baseball World Series; Florida pitcher Liván Hernández MVP
    1997 Jacques Villeneuve finishes 3rd in European Grand Prix at Jerez, Spain; first Canadian to win F1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 39 points from Michael Schumacher
    2000 NY Yankees beat NY Mets, 4-2 in Game 5 at Shea Stadium to win "Subway Series"; Yankees 3rd straight Baseball World Series; Yanks infielder Derek Jeter MVP
    2002 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Arlington Park, winners: Volponi, Vindication, Azeri, High Chaparral, Starine, Storm Flag Flying, Domedriver, Orientate
    2005 Chicago beats Houston, 1-0 in Game 4 at Minute Maid Park to sweep Astros and win White Sox first Baseball World Series in 88 years; Chicago outfielder Jermaine Dye MVP
    2007 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Monmouth Park; Day 1 winners: Maryfield, Nownownow, Corinthian
    2013 St Louis Cardinals defeat Boston Red Sox to lead the MLB 2013 World Series 2-1
    2014 American tennis star Serena Williams beats Simona Halep of Romania 6–3, 6–0 to successfully defend her WTA Finals title in Kallang, Singapore
    2018 Longest Baseball World Series game by both innings and time; LA Dodgers beat Boston Red Sox, 3-2 in the 18th inning (7 hours, 20 mins) in Game 3 at Dodger Stadium with Max Muncy walk-off homer

    BIRTHDAYS
    1861 Richard Sears, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1881-87), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1943)
    1883 Paul Pilgrim, American athlete (Olympic gold 1904, 06), born in NYC, New York (d. 1958)
    1902 Jack Sharkey [Joseph Paul Zukauskas], American boxer and world heavyweight boxing champion, born in Binghamton, New York (d. 1994)
    1911 Sid Gillman, NFL hall of fame coach and player (LA, San Diego, Houston), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2003)
    1915 Golfredo Corradetti, Canadian conductor and composer, born in Calgary, Alberta; (d. 1995)
    1915 Joe Fry, British racing driver, born in Winterbourne, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1950)
    1924 Tex Coulter, American NFL defensive lineman (All Pro 1948, 51-52; Pro Bowl 1951-52; NY Giants), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2007)
    1932 Chinadorai Deshmutu, Indian field hockey player (1952 Olympics)
    1937 Dave Gavitt, American basketball coach, formed Basketball's Big East Conference (1979), born in Westerly, Rhode Island (d. 2011)
    1941 Harald Nielsen, Danish soccer player (Olympic silver 1960), born in Frederikshavn, Denmark (d. 2015)
    1947 Ian Ashley, British racing driver, born in Wuppertal, Germany
    1950 Chuck Foreman, American NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings), born in Frederick, Maryland
    1950 T. E. Srinivasan, Indian cricketer (Indian opening batsman 1981), born in Chennai, India
    1954 Vassilis Hatzipanagis, Greek footballer, born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
    1957 Bob Golic, American football player, born in Cleveland, Ohio
    1962 Roger Kingdom, American 110m hurdler (Olympic gold 1984, 88), born in Vienna, Georgia
    1963 Tony Casillas, American NFL defensive tackle (NY Jets, Dallas Cowboys), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
    1964 Lawson Duncan, American tennis star, born in Asheville, North Carolina
    1964 Vencie Glenn, American NFL safety (NY Giants), born in Grambling, Louisiana
    1965 Gil Heredia, American MLB pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Nogales, Arizona
    1965 Ken Rutherford, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman & latterly capt), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
    1965 Kim Cooper, Australian softball 3rd baseman and shortstop (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Parramatta, Australia
    1965 Mark McLoughlin, CFL kicker (Calgary Stampeders)
    1965 Wayne Martin, American NFL defensive tackle (New Orleans Saints), born in Forrest City, Arkansas
    1966 Alex Pastoor, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
    1966 Olga Bicherova, Soviet gymnast (won title at 15 yrs 33 days), born in Moscow, Russian SFSR
    1966 Jeanne Zelasko, American journalist and sportcaster, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
    1967 Bobby Houston, American NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Washington, D.C.
    1967 Shelly Stokes, American softball catcher (Olympic gold 1996), born in Sacramento, California
    1968 Chris Oldham, American NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Sacramento, California
    1968 Nico-Jan Hoogma, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente), born in Heerenveen, Netherlands
    1969 Mark Sweeney, American MLB first baseman (St Louis Cardinals), born in Framingham, Massachusetts
    1969 Mike Pritchard, American NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks), born in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina
    1970 Bert Emanuel, American NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons), born in Kansas City, Missouri
    1970 Jessie Armstead, American NFL linebacker (NY Giants), born in Dallas, Texas
    1970 Randall Evans, American 100m/200m runner, born in Franklin, Virginia
    1970 Tom Vano, field hockey goalkeeper (Olympics 1996), born in Plainfield, New Jersey
    1971 Cinnamon Woods, Anderson Ind, diver (Olympics 1996)
    1971 Ronnie Irani, English cricketer (Essex all-rounder, England 1996), born in Leigh, Lancashire, England
    1973 Brian Smith, American speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    1973 Róbert Petrovický, Slovak NHL forward (Team Slovakia, Dallas), born in Košice, Czechoslovakia
    1975 Katja Riipi, Finnish ice hockey left wing (Olympics bronze 1998), born in Sodankylä, Finland
    1975 Tammy Cleland, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in Sanford, Florida
    1976 Miikka Kiprusoff, Finnish NHL hockey player (San Jose Sharks), born in Turku, Finland
    1978 Jimmy Aggrey, English footballer (Torquay United), born in Hammersmith, London
    1980 Cristian Chivu, Romanian footballer, born in Reșița, Romania
    1982 Adam Carroll, Northern Irish racing driver, born in Portadown, Northern Ireland
    1983 Dmitri Sychev, Russian football player (FC Pyunik), born in Omsk, Soviet Union
    1983 Francisco Liriano, Dominican MLB pitcher, born in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic
    1983 Luke Watson, South African rugby player (Western Province), born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa
    1984 Sasha Cohen, American figure skater, born in Los Angeles, California
    1984 Jefferson Farfán, Peruvian footballer (PSV), born in Lima, Peru
    1984 Adriano Correia Claro, Brazilian footballer, born in Curitiba, Brazil
    1985 Andrea Bargnani, Italian basketball player (Toronto Raptors), born in Rome, Italy
    1985 Monta Ellis, American basketball player (Golden State Warriors), born in Jackson, Mississippi
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    1890 Last NL-AA World Series game Bkln ties Louisville 3 games & 1 tie
    1900 II Summer (Modern) Olympic Games, Paris, France: competition ends after 5 months; no opening or closing ceremonies conducted
    1924 White Sox beat NY Giants 8-4 in Dublin, less than 20 fans attend
    1934 Brooklyn & Pittsburgh play a penalty free NFL game
    1951 Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina wins Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by taking out the Spanish Grand Prix at Pedralbes in an Alpha Romeo; wins by 6 points from Alberto Ascari of Italy
    1953 Red Barber, resigns as Dodger sportscaster to join Yankees
    1954 Major league owners vote down sale of A's to a Philadelphia syndicate
    1959 American Football League awards Buffalo Bills franchise to Ralph C Wilson
    1961 Ground broken for Municipal (Shea) Stadium for NY Mets
    1962 Jo Weatherly in a Pontiac finishes 2nd to Rex White in season-ending Dixie 400 at Atlanta Motor Speedway to clinch his 1st of 2 consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Championships
    1962 NY Giant Y. A. Tittle passes for 7 touchdowns vs Wash Redskins (49-34)
    1970 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 1st home game, lose to San Diego 110-99
    1973 Elmore Smith of Lakers blocks 17 shots in a game (NBA record)
    1974 1st time 2 Islanders hat trick in same game-MacMillian & Westfall
    1975 Calvin Murphy (Houston) begins NBA free throw streak of 58 games
    1976 Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (NY Yankees)
    1978 Bobby Orr scores his last career NHL goal (vs Detroit Red Wings)
    1981 NY Yankee George Frazier loses 3 World Series games
    1984 14th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:29:30
    1984 15th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:14:53
    1989 Oakland A's beat San Francisco, 9-6 at Candlestick Park to sweep Giants in earthquake affected "Bay Bridge" Baseball World Series; A's pitcher Dave Stewart MVP
    1995 Atlanta Braves beat Cleveland Indians, 1-0 in Game 6 at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium to win their 3rd Baseball World Series; Braves starter Tom Glavine MVP
    1995 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Belmont Park; winners: Cigar, Desert Stormer, Inside Information, My Flag, Northern Spur, Ridgewood Pearl, Unbridled's Song
    1995 11th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats England 16-8
    1995 7th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 20-10 in South Bend
    1996 Goa upset Karnataka to win their 1st Ranji Cricket Trophy game ever
    1997 NBA announces hiring of Dee Kantner & Violet Palmer as 1st women to officiate a major-league all-male sports league
    2007 Boston Red Sox beats Colorado, 4-3 in Game 4 at Coors Field, Denver to sweep the Rockies and win their 2nd Baseball World Series in 4 years; Boston 3rd baseman Mike Lowell MVP
    2011 St. Louis beats Texas Rangers, 6-2 in Game 7 at Busch Stadium to win Cardinals' 11th Baseball World Series; Cards 3rd baseman David Freese MVP
    2012 San Francisco beats Detroit, 4-3 in 10 innings in Game 4 at Comerica Park; sweep Tigers, 4-0 for Giants' 2nd Baseball World Series in 3 years; SF 3rd baseman Pablo Sandoval MVP
    2012 Pablo Sandoval is named MLB 2012 World Series MVP.
    2012 American Serena Williams wins her 3rd season ending tennis title; beats Maria Sharapova of Russia 6–4, 6–3 in the WTA Championship decider in Istanbul, Turkey
    2015 Longest ever 1st game of Baseball World Series (5h 9min), Kansas City Royals defeat New York Mets 5-4, also joint longest by innings
    2018 British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton finishes 4th in the Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez to clinch his 5th
    2018 Boston Red Sox beats LA Dodgers, 5-1 in Game 5 at Dodger Stadium to win 9th Baseball World Series in franchise history
    2018 Ukrainian tennis star Elina Svitolina registers biggest win of her career when she rallies for a 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 triumph over American Sloane Stephens in a classic WTA Finals title decider in Singapore

    BIRTHDAYS
    1877 Joe Adams, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Cowden, Illinois (d. 1952)
    1881 Bruno Söderström, Swedish athlete (Olympic silver & bronze 1906), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1969)
    1881 Vin Coutie, Australian rules footballer, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1951)
    1910 Marie Dollinger, German track and field athlete (dropped baton in 1936 Olympic sprint), born in Langenzenn, Germany (d. 1994)
    1918 Harold Shepherdson, British soccer trainer, born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire (d. 1955)
    1921 Peggy Kirk, American golfer, (Titleholders Championship 1949), born in Findlay, Ohio (d. 2016)
    1922 Butch van Breda Kolff, American basketball player and coach, born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey (d. 2007)
    1924 Antonio Creus, Spanish racecar driver, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1996)
    1926 Bowie Kuhn, American lawyer, sports administrator (MLB Commissioner 1969-1984), born in Takoma Park, Maryland (d. 2007)
    1928 Lawrie Reilly, Scottish footballer (Hibernian, 28 caps), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2013)
    1929 Tom Puna, New Zealand cricketer (Bombay NZ off-spinner v England 1966), born in Gujarat, India (d. 1996)
    1930 Bernie Ecclestone, English motorsports impresario (F1), born in St Peter, South Elmham
    1933 Garrincha, Brazilian footballer, born in Pau Grande, Brazil (d. 1983)
    1934 Jim Beatty, American track runner (1st sub 4 minute indoor mile), born in NYC, New York
    1937 Lenny Wilkens, NBA Point Guard and Head Coach (Seattle SuperSonics), born in Brooklyn, New York
    1939 Miroslav Cerar, Yugoslav gymnast (Olypmics gold 1964, 68), born in Ljubljana, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
    1942 Kees Verkerk, Dutch skater World Champion (1967)/(Olympic gold 1968), born in Maasdam, Netherlands
    1945 Dennis Lillie [sic], cricketer (Queensland leg-spinner 1965-66/80-82)
    1946 Wim Jansen, Dutch footballer and coach
    1949 Caitlyn Jenner [born Bruce Jenner], American decathalete (Olympic gold 1976), TV personality, and prominent transgender figure, born in Mt Kisco, New York
    1950 Ludo Delcroix, Belgian cyclist
    1953 Mark James, British golfer (Senior Players Championship 2004), born in Manchester, England
    1954 Samuel "Sammy" Stewart, Americal MLB pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in Asheville, North Carolina (d. 2018)
    1962 Peter Cantrell, cricketer (Queensland opening batsman, Neth WC 1996)
    1962 Erik Thorstvedt, Norwegian footballer
    1963 Kevin Dineen, Canadian NHL right wing, coach (Hartford Whalers, Philadelphia Flyers), born in Quebec City, Québec
    1963 Lisa Bettio, WPVA volleyballer (Ft Myers Beach-17th-1992), born in Cleveland, Ohio
    1963 Robert Bailey, cricketer (England batsman in four Tests 1988-90)
    1964 Lenny Harris, infielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Miami, Florida
    1964 Paul Wylie, figure skater (Olympic-silver)
    1965 Eric Floyd, NFL guard (Arizona Cardinals)
    1965 Mark Carrier, NFL wide receiver (Carolina Panthers)
    1966 Benoit Hogue, Canadian NHL center (Dallas Stars), born in Repentigny, Quebec
    1966 Juan Guzman, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    1966 Kaylynn Hick, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
    1966 Steve Atwater, NFL safety (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
    1966 Tim Bogar, infielder (NY Mets), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
    1967 James Joseph, NFL running back (Cin Bengals)
    1968 Ernie Mills, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers)
    1968 Glenn Clear, soccer player (Vitesse)
    1968 Rodney Thomas, NFL running back (Houston Oilers), born in Trinity, TX, (d. 2014)
    1968 Shawna Molcak, Cardston Alberta, basketball guard (Olympics 1996)
    1968 Stan Thomas, NFL tackle (Houston Oilers)
    1968 Marc Lièvremont, French rugby union footballer and coach
    1969 Denny Fercho, Ventura California, team handball circle (Olympics 1996)
    1970 Bracey Walker, NFL safety (Cin Bengals, Miami Dolphins)
    1970 Rob Hitchcock, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
    1971 John Coker, NBA center (Phoenix Suns)
    1971 Nicole Green, 400m runner, born in Springfield, Ohio
    1972 Calvin Jackson, NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins)
    1972 Chad Folk, CFL cornerback (Toronto Argonauts)
    1972 Terrell Davis, NFL running back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
    1973 Frank Juric, Australian soccer goalie (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
    1974 Braden Looper, American baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Weatherford, Oklahoma
    1974 Henri Crockett, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
    1974 Dejan Stefanović, Serbian footballer
    1974 Vicente Moreno, Spanish footballer
    1979 Martin Škoula, Czech ice hockey player
    1980 Alan Smith, English footballer
    1981 Milan Baroš, Czech footballer
    1981 Solomon Andargachew, Ethiopian footballer
    1982 Jeremy Bonderman, American baseball player
    1982 Anthony Lerew, American baseball player
    1983 Jarrett Jack, American basketball player
    1984 Obafemi Martins, Nigerian footballer
    1987 Choi Na-yeon, South Korean golfer (US Open 2012), born in Seoul, South Korea
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    1889 NY Giants (NL) beat Bkln (AA) in world series 6 games to 3
    1910 Ben Simpson of Hamilton Tigers kicks CFL record 11 singles in a game
    1920 Ed Barrow appointed GM of NY Yankees
    1931 Lefty Grove, A's pitcher who won 31 games, is named the AL's MVP
    1939 NHL Babe Seibert Memorial Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-3
    1942 Branch Rickey named president/GM of Brooklyn Dodgers
    1945 Happy Chandler resigns as US Senator, remains as baseball commish
    1949 White Sox trade Joe Tipton to A's for Nellie Fox
    1950 Cleveland Browns' Marion Motley sets record for highest avg gain in a game with 17.1 (10 attempts), Cleveland 45, Pittsburgh 7
    1950 2nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bill Rexford wins
    1959 10 nation soccer league to play all games on NY Randalls Is, announced
    1961 13th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Ned Jarrett wins
    1964 Bobby Simpson completes cricket century in each innings v Pakistan
    1967 Danny Abramowicz begins NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions
    1972 Don Cockroft of Cleveland Browns kicks 57-yard field goal
    1981 Bill Giles becomes CEO of Philadelphia Phillies
    1984 Orlando Pizzolato (2:14:53) & Greta Weitz (2:29:30) win NY Marathon
    1986 Kirk Muller scores NJ Devil record 6 point, beat Penguins, 8-6
    1986 Padres pitcher LaMarr Hoyt is arrested at US-Mexico border for drugs
    1986 Pakistan cricket leg-spin bowler Abdul Qadir takes 6-16 as the West Indies dismissed for 53 in 186 run defeat in 1st Test at Faisalabad
    1987 Thomas Hearns wins unprecidented 4th different weight boxing title
    1989 Ozzie Newsome ends NFL streak of 150 consecutive game receptions
    1991 Buck Showalter replaces Stump Merrill as NY Yankee manager
    2005 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Belmont Park; winners: Saint Liam, Stevie Wonderboy, Pleasant Home, Shirocco, Intercontinental, Folklore, Artie Schiller, Silver Train
    2008 Philadelphia beats Tampa Bay Rays, 4-3 in Game 5 at Citizens Bank Park for Phillies second Baseball World Series in their 126-year history; Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels MVP
    2014 San Francisco beats Kansas City Royals, 3-2 in Game 7 at Kauffman Field, KC to win Giants' 3rd Baseball World Series in 5 years; SF starter Madison Bumgarner MVP
    2017 British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton finishes a distant 9th in Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez; good enough to clinch his 4th F1 World Drivers Championship
    2017 Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki beats American Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4 to win the WTA Finals title decider in Kallang, Singapore
    2018 Golden State shooting guard Klay Thompson breaks NBA record previously held by teammate Stephen Curry for most 3-pointers in a game with 14 in Warriors' 149-124 win over the Bulls in Chicago

    BIRTHDAYS
    1908 Jimmy Thomson, Scottish golfer (US Open 1935, PGA C'ship 1936 runner-up), born in North Berwick, Scotland (d. 1985)
    1915 Dennis Brookes, English cricketer (one Test England v WI 1948, scored 10 & 7), born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England (d. 2006)
    1917 Henry Carlsson, Swedish soccer (Olympic gold 1948), born in Falköping, Västra Götalands län, Sweden (d. 1999)
    1925 Betty Evans Grayson, American softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1959), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1979)
    1927 Frank Sedgman, Australian tennis player (5 Grand Slam singles titles, doubles Grand Slam 1951), born in Melbourne, Victoria
    1935 David Allen, English cricketer (England off-spinner of 60's), born in Horfield, Bristol, England (d. 2014)
    1941 Brian Yuile, New Zealand cricketer (NZ slow left-armer took 34 wkts in 17 Tests), born in Palmerston North, New Zealand
    1944 Claude Brochu, Canadian Major League Baseball executive (Montreal Expos), born in Quebec City, Quebec
    1946 Anura Tennekoon, Sri Lankan cricketer (World Cup captain 1975-79), born in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
    1953 Denis Potvin, Canadian born NHL defenseman (NY Islanders - Norris trophy), born in Vanier, Ontario
    1954 Herman Ronald Frazier, 400m/4x400m runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1956 Wilfredo Gómez, Puerto Rican boxer
    1959 Jesse Barfield, Ill, outfielder (Blue Jays, Yankees, 1986 HR leader)
    1959 Mike Gartner, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Ottawa, Ontario
    1960 Michael Carter, shot putter (Olympic silver 1984), born in Dallas, Texas
    1961 Cornelia Oschkenat, German DR, hurdler (50m indoor)
    1961 Joel Otto, Elk River MN, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers, Team USA Olympics 1998)
    1964 Greg Montgomery, punter (Baltimore Ravens)
    1964 Jackie Pereira, field hockey center/forward (Olympics 1996), born in Perth, Australia
    1964 May Allison, marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
    1967 Greg Gohr, pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Santa Clara, California
    1968 Johann Olav Koss, speed skater (Olympics 3 gold-1994)
    1969 Peter Breen, American dance skater, born in Brockton, Massachusetts
    1969 Giorgos Donis, Greek footballer
    1970 Chris Thorpe, doubles luger (Olympics 1994), born in Waukegan, Illinois
    1970 Dan Ratushny, Nepean, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
    1970 Edwin van der Sar, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (Ajax)
    1970 Marquez Pope, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers)
    1970 Phillip Cocu, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse, PSV)
    1971 Greg Blewett, cricketer (Aust batsman, century on Test debut 1995)
    1971 Matthew Hayden, cricketer (heavy scorer for Queensland, Aust 1994-96)
    1972 Rhonda Blades, WNBA guard (NY Liberty)
    1973 Adam Bacher, South African cricketer (nephew of former captain Ali Bacher), born in Johannesburg
    1973 Robert Pirès, French footballer
    1974 Mike Crawford, linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
    1974 R A Dickey, baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Nashville, Tennessee
    1974 Michael Vaughan, English cricketer
    1978 Travis Henry, American football player
    1980 B.J. Sams, American football player
    1981 Amanda Beard, American swimmer (Olympic gold 100m medley 1996, 200m breaststroke 2004), born in Newport Beach, California
    1983 Maurice Clarett, American football player
    1983 Dana Eveland, American baseball player
    1983 Jason Tahincioglu, Turkish racing driver
    1984 Eric Staal, Canadian ice hockey player
    1985 Severino Jefferson, Brazilian football player
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    1871 Philadelphia Athletics beat Chicago for 1st National Association baseball pennant
    1919 Baseball league presidents call for abolishment of spitball
    1922 Anxious to compete with the Yankees, the NY Giants pay $65,000 & 3 players for Jack Bentley (hits .349 & is 13-1 as pitcher in 1922)
    1945 Branch Rickey signs Jackie Robinson to a Montreal Royals
    1952 4th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Tim Flock wins
    1954 1st use of 24-sec shot clock in pro basketball (Rochester vs Boston)
    1955 7th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Tim Flock wins
    1956 Dodgers sell Ebbets Field to a real estate group. They agree to stay until 1959, with an option to stay until 1961
    1960 12th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Rex White wins
    1966 16th NASCAR Sprint Cup: David Pearson wins
    1967 Arthur Allyn says White Sox will play 9 games in Milwaukee in 1968
    1967 Ferdinand Bracke bicycles world record time (48,093 km)
    1974 California Angel Nolan Ryan throws fastest recorded pitch (100.9 MPH)
    1974 "Rumble in the Jungle": Muhammad Ali KOs George Foreman in the 8th round in Kinshasa, Zaire; regains world heavyweight boxing title with famous "rope-a-dope" tactic
    1975 Giants pitcher John "the Count of" Montefusco wins NL Rookie of Year
    1975 John Bucyk, Boston, became 7th NHLer to score 500 goals
    1988 Beth Daniel wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship
    1988 NY Jets finally beat Pittsburgh Steelers for 1st time
    1988 Brazilian McLaren driver Ayrton Senna wins Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, his record 8th GP win of the season; clinches first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship
    1991 Mark Sauer becomes CEO of Pittsburgh Pirates
    1993 Toronto Maple Leafs lose 1st game of season after going 10-0-0
    1997 Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona announces his retirement from football on his 37th birthday
    2004 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Lone Star Park; winners: Ghostzapper, Wilko, Ashado, Better Talk Now, Oujja Board, Sweet Catomine, Singletary, Speightstown
    2011 Czech tennis star Petra Kvitová beats Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 7–5, 4–6, 6–3 in the WTA Championship decider in Istanbul, Turkey
    2013 Boston Red Sox decisively beat St Louis Cardinals, 6-1 in Game 6 at Fenway Park to win the Baseball World Series; Boston slugger David Ortiz MVP
    2015 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Keeneland Racetrack; Day 1 winners: Hit It A Bomb, Liam's Map, Catch A Glimpse, Stopchargingmaria
    2015 Polish tennis star Agnieszka Radwańska wins the WTA Finals title at Kallang. Singapore; beats Czech Petra Kvitová 6–2, 4–6, 6–3
    2016 Slovak tennis star Dominika Cibulková beats Germany's Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-4 to win the WTA Finals title decider in Kallang, Singapore

    BIRTHDAYS
    1867 Ed Delahanty, American Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder (NL batting champion 1899, 1902), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1903)
    1871 Buck Freeman, American baseball player, born in Catasauqua, Pennsylvania (d. 1949)
    1888 Konstantinos Tsiklitiras, Greek athlete (Olympic gold & bronze 1912, 2 silver 1908), born in Pylos, Peloponnesos, Greece (d. 1913)
    1898 Bill Terry, American baseball player, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1989)
    1906 Giuseppe Farina, Italian race car driver and one-time F1 world champion, born in Turin, Piedmont, Italy (d. 1966)
    1916 Leon Day, American baseball pitcher (Negro Leagues), born in Alexandria, Virginia (d. 1995)
    1917 Bobby Bragan, American baseball player, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2010)
    1924 Hannelore Weygrand, German equestrian dressage (Olympic silver 1956), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 2017)
    1926 Jacques Swaters, Belgian racing driver, born in Woluwe-St-Lambert, Brussels, Belgium (d. 2010)
    1927 Joe Adcock, American baseball utility, manager (Milwaukee Braves; 2-time MLB All Star), born in Coushatta, Louisiana (d. 1999)
    1935 Jim Perry, American baseball player, born in Williamston, North Carolina
    1936 Polina Astakhova, Soviet-Ukrainian gymnast (5 Olympic gold 1956, 60, 64), born in Zaporizhia, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (d. 2005)
    1940 Miguel Calderón Gómez, Cuban basketball player (Olympic bronze 1972), born in Havana, Cuba
    1941 Jim Ray Hart, American baseball player (Giants), born in Hookerton, North Carolina (d. 2016)
    1946 Ian McGeechan, Scottish rugby player, born in Headingley, Leeds, England
    1950 Phil Chenier, American NBA guard (Wash Bullets), born in Berkeley, California
    1954 JoAnne Russell, American tennis player (Wimbledon doubles 1977), born in Miami, Florida
    1956 Leslie Webb, equestrian dressage (Olympics 1996)
    1958 Ramona d'Viola, American cyclist, born in Chicago, Illinois
    1960 David Valle, American baseball catcher (Texas Rangers), born in Bayside, New York
    1960 Diego Maradona, Argentine soccer forward (World Cup captain 1986, 91 caps), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    1960 Joe Daley, American golfer (Senior Players C'ship 2012), born in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania
    1961 Hans Segers, Dutch soccer goalkeeper and coach (Wimbledon), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
    1961 Scott Garrelts, American baseball player (San Francisco Giants), born in Urbana, Illinois
    1962 Courtney Walsh, West Indian cricket fast bowler and captain (132 Tests, 519 wickets @ 24.44; hat-trick v Aust 1988), born in Kingston, Jamaica
    1962 Danny Tartabull, outfielder (NY Yankees, Chicago White Sox), born in Miami, Florida
    1962 Mark Portugal, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Los Angeles, California
    1963 Mike Veletta, Australian cricketer (West Aussie opening batsman, 8 Tests for Aust), born in Perth, Australia
    1963 Todd Sand, American pairs skaters (Olympics 1994), born in Burbank, California
    1965 Kevin Edwards, American NBA guard (NJ Nets), born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio
    1967 Brenda Catherine Lawson, double scull rower (Olympics 1996), born in Wanganui, New Zealand
    1967 Pat Elynuik, Canadian NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators), born in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan
    1967 Ty Detmer, American football quarterback (Philadelphia Eagles), born in San Marcos, Texas
    1969 Mayumi Hirase, Japanese golfer (18 LPGA of Japan Tour titles), born in Kumamoto, Japan
    1970 Dino Philyaw, American NFL running back (NE Patriots), born in Dudley, North Carolina
    1970 James Pedro, American lightweight judoka (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Danvers, Massachusetts
    1970 Kevin Johnson, American NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, Oakland Raiders), born in Los Angeles, California
    1970 Patrice Tardif, Canadian NHL center (LA Kings), born in Thetford Mines, Quebec
    1970 Suvat Karadag, Turkish soccer player (FC Utrecht), born in Mazgirt, Turkey
    1970 Wim Bubberman, Dutch soccer player (Sparta), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
    1970 Ekaterini Voggoli, Greek discus thrower, born in Larissa, Greece
    1971 Edward "Ted" Murphy, American rower (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Boston, Massachusetts
    1971 Henry Ford, NFL defensive end (Houston/Tennessee Oilers), born in Fort Worth, Texas
    1972 Georgina Douglas, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
    1972 Patrice Denis, CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
    1972 Trevor Wilmot, American NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts, Amsterdam Admirals), born in Evanston, Illinois
    1973 Ellis Johnson, American NFL defensive back (Indianapolis Colts), born in Wildwood, Florida
    1973 Edge [Adam Copeland], Canadian professional wrestler, born in Orangeville, Ontario
    1973 Michael Oakes, English footballer, born in Northwich, England
    1975 Joanne Malar, Canadian swimmer (Olympics-11-92, 96), born in Hamilton, Ontario
    1976 Maurice Taylor, American NBA forward (LA Clippers), born in Detroit, Michigan
    1976 Stern John, Trinidadian footballer (Columbus Crew), born in Tunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago
    1978 Martin Dossett, American football player, born in Portland, Texas
    1979 Jason Bartlett, Filipino-American baseball player, born in Mountain View, California
    1980 Choi Hong-man, South Korean kickboxer and mixed martial artist, born in Jeju, South Korea
    1981 Ian Snell, American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Dover, Delaware
    1982 Andy Greene, American ice hockey player (New Jersey Devils), born in Trenton, Michigan
    1982 Manny Parra, American baseball player (Bridgeport Bluefish), born in Carmichael, California
    1983 Iain Hume, Canadian footballer (Kerala Blasters), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
    1983 Trent Edwards, American football player (Buffalo Bills), born in Los Gatos, California
    1986 Thomas Morgenstern, Austrian ski jumper (3 Olympic gold 2006, 10), born in Spittal an der Drau, Austria
    1987 Junaid Siddique, Bangladeshi cricketer, born in Rajshahi, Bangladesh
    1989 Nastia Liukin, Russian born American gymnast (2008 Olympic Champion), born in Moscow, Soviet Union
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    1888 Scottish vet John Boyd Dunlop patents pneumatic bicycle tyre
    1907 Calgary City Rugby Football Club's 1st game defeating Strathcona Rugby Foot-ball Club 15-0 at Calgary
    1908 IV Summer (Modern) Olympic Games close in London
    1921 Federation Sportive Feminine International forms (1st woman track & field association)
    1943 Washington Redskin Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns vs Bkln (48-10)
    1950 The Big Cat, Earl Lloyd becomes the first African-American to play a game in the NBA, scoring 6 points on debut for the Washington Capitols
    1967 SF Giants Mike McCormick wins NL Cy Young Award
    1968 Milwaukee Bucks win their 1st game beating Detroit 138-118 (6th game)
    1985 Last day in Test cricket for Pakistan's Zaheer Abbas
    1987 American jockey Chris Antley becomes first rider to win 9 races in a day (4 at Aqueduct / 5 at The Meadowlands)
    1987 A pair in Coventry, England, ties world record for longest singles tennis match at 80 hrs 21 minutes
    1988 1st Monday Night NFL game in Indianapolis, Colts beat Denver 55-23
    1992 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Gulfstream Park; winners: A P Indy, Fraise, Gilded Time, Liza, Lure, Paseana, Thirty Slews
    1993 25 people killed during Ghana-Ivory Coast soccer match
    1994 American tennis star Venus Williams makes her professional debut as a 14 year old with a 6-3, 6-4 win over former NCAA champion and world No. 58 Shaun Stafford in the Bank of the West Classic in Oakland, California
    1995 NHL NJ Devils agree to stay in NJ
    1999 Yachtsman Jesse Martin returns to Melbourne after 11 months of circumnavigating the world, solo, non-stop and unassisted.
    1999 Finnish McLaren driver Mika Häkkinen wins season ending Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka to clinch his second straight F1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 2 points from Irishman Eddie Irvine
    2003 Bethany Hamilton, aged 13, has her arm bitten off by a shark while surfing in Hawaii
    2010 Belgian tennis star Kim Clijsters beats Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6–3, 5–7, 6–3 for her 3rd season ending WTA Championship in Doha, Qatar
    2014 Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY
    2014 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 1 winners: Hootenanny, Goldencents, Lady Eli, Untapable
    2015 8th Rugby World Cup Final, Twickenham, London: All Blacks fly-half Dan Carter lands 4 penalties and 2 conversions as New Zealand defeats Australia, 34-17
    2015 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Keeneland Racetrack; Day 2 winners: Songbird, Mongolian Saturday, Wavell Avenue, Stephanie's Kitten, Runhappy, Tepin, Nyquist, Found, American Pharoah

    BIRTHDAYS
    1872 James Hogan, Irish College Football Hall of Fame tackle (Yale), born in Glenbane, County Tipperary, Ireland (d. 1910)
    1883 Anthony Wilding, New Zealand tennis player (Wimbledon 1910-13), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1915)
    1887 Newsy Lalonde, Canadian ice hockey (Montreal Canadiens) and lacrosse player, born in Cornwall, Ontario (d. 1970)
    1887 William Whysall, British cricketer (4 Tests for England 1924-30) (d. 1930)
    1895 C. K. Nayudu, Indian cricketer (7 Tests for India in 30's), born in Nagpur, Maharashtra (d. 1967)
    1897 Pete Henry, American NFL tackle (Canton, NY Giants, Pottsville), born in Mansfield, Ohio (d. 1952)
    1900 Cal Hubbard, American football and baseball player, and umpire (only person in Baseball and Football Hall of Fame), born in Keytesville, Missouri (d. 1977)
    1902 Willie Shaw, race car driver (Indy 500-1937, 39, 40) (d. 1954)
    1920 Dick Francis, British jockey and detective writer (Whip Hand, High Stakes), born in Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire, Wales (d. 2010)
    1920 Fritz Walter, German footballer, born in Kaiserslautern, Germany (d. 2002)
    1929 Eddie Charlton, Australian snooker player, born in Merewether, Australia (d. 2004)
    1933 Phil Goyette, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Lachine, Canada
    1933 Hobart "Hobie" Alter, American surf and sailing entrepreneur and pioneer who created the Hobie Cat, born in Ontario, California (d. 2014)
    1941 Lucas Brown Jackson, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1964), born in San Marcos, Texas
    1941 Derek Bell, British racing driver, born in Pinner, Middlesex, England
    1942 Dave McNally, American baseball player, born in Billings, Montana (d. 2002)
    1946 Ramnath Parkar, Indian cricket batsman (Indian in 2 Tests v England 1972-73), born in Mumbai, India (d. 1999)
    1947 Frank Shorter, American marathoner (Olympic gold/silver-72, 76), born in Munich, Germany
    1951 Nick Saban, American college football coach, born in Fairmont, West Virginia
    1953 John Lucas, NBA guard (Houston, Golden State, Milwaukee), born in Durham, North Carolina
    1958 Russ Cochran, American golfer (Senior Open C'ship 2011), born in Paducah, Kentucky
    1958 Jeannie Longo, French cyclist (59-time French champion and 13-time world champion), born in Annecy, France
    1959 Ann Henricksson, American tennis star, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
    1960 Janice Harrer, American WPVA volleyballer (US Open-1989, Olympics 1996), born in Torrance, California
    1961 Alonzo Babers, 400m/4X400m relay (Olympic gold 1984), born in Montgomery, Alabama
    1961 Christine Bridged, Australian European class sailor (Olympics 1996)
    1961 Doc Rivers, American NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1961 Sterling Hinds, 4X100m relayer (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Toronto, Ontario
    1963 Fred McGriff, American baseball infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Tampa, Florida
    1963 Dunga [Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri], Brazilian footballer, born in Ijuí, Brazil
    1964 Marco van Basten, Dutch soccer star (Ajax, AC Milan), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
    1965 Blue Edwards, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies), born in Washington, D.C.
    1965 Ruud Hesp, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC), born in Bussum, Netherlands
    1966 Brian Keyser, American baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Castro Valley, California
    1968 Antonio Davis, American NBA forward-center (Indiana Pacers), born in Oakland, California
    1968 Eddie Taubensee, American baseball catcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Beeville, Texas
    1969 Damon Mashore, MLB outfielder (Oakland A's), born in Ponce, Puerto Rico
    1969 Henry John Mills, American NFL tight end (Houston Oilers), born in Jacksonville, Florida
    1969 Lee Woodall, American NFL linebacker (SF 49ers), born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    1970 Steve Trachsel, American baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Oxnard, California
    1971 Alphonso Ford, American basketball player, born in Greenwood, Mississippi (d. 2004)
    1971 Ian Walker, English footballer, born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England
    1972 Clifford Rozier, American NBA center and forward (Golden State Warriors), born in Bradenton, Florida
    1972 Jamie Asher, American NFL tight end (Washington Redskins), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
    1972 Matt Dawson, English rugby union footballer, born in Birkenhead, England
    1973 Fiona Smith, Canadian ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Olympics 1998), born in Saskatchewan, Canada
    1973 Ross Verba, American NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Des Moines, Iowa
    1973 Grigorios Georgatos, Greek footballer, born in Piraeus, Greece
    1973 Tim Byrdak, American baseball player, born in Oak Lawn, Illinois
    1973 David Dellucci, American baseball player, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    1974 Jeff Gooch, American football linebacker (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Nashville, Tennessee
    1974 Serge Heuveling, Dutch soccer player (NEC)
    1974 Muzzy Izzet, Turkish footballer, born in Mile End, London
    1975 Carla Boyd, Australian basketball player (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Wynyard, Tasmania
    1975 Jagan Hames, Australian decathlete (Olympics 1996), born in McLaren Vale, Australia
    1975 Fabio Celestini, Swiss footballer, born in Lausanne, Switzerland
    1976 Guti [José María Gutiérrez Hernández], Spanish footballer, born in Torrejón de Ardoz, Spain
    1977 Sylviane Félix, French athlete, born in Créteil, France
    1978 Emmanuel Izonritei, Nigerian boxer
    1978 Martin Verkerk, Dutch tennis player, born in Leiderdorp, Netherlands
    1979 Simão Sabrosa, Portuguese footballer, born in Vila Real, Portugal
    1979 Ricardo Fuller, Jamaican footballer, born in Kingston, Jamaica
    1982 Tomáš Plekanec, Czech ice hockey player, born in Cladno, Czech Republic
    1986 Chris Alajajian, Australian racing driver, born in Sydney, Australia
    1988 Sébastien Buemi, Swiss racing driver, born in Aigle, Switzerland
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    1913 Notre Dame upsets Army, 35-13 in the colleges' inaugural football game; quarterback Gus Dorais (14 of 17 passes, 243 yards, 2 TDs) and receiver Knute Rockne use forward pass effectively
    1916 Broadway theatre owner and producer Harry H. Frazee and Hugh Ward buy MLB club the Boston Red Sox for approximately $700,000 from Joseph Lannin
    1922 In an all-American bout, Mickey Walker upsets defending champion Jack Britton in a 15-round points decision at Madison Square Garden, NYC; wins world welterweight boxing crown
    1924 Boston Bruins officially join the NHL, becoming the first United States based team to enter the League; Montreal Maroons also join NHL, but only last until 1938
    1938 NL batting champion Ernie Lombardi of the Cincinnati Reds is named National League MVP; first catcher to win award; Boston Red Sox 1st baseman Jimmie Foxx takes AL award
    1938 Seabiscuit, with George Woolf aboard, beats 1937 Triple Crown winner War Admiral by 3 lengths in Pimlico track record time to win $15,000 in what is regarded as one of the greatest match races in horse racing history
    1946 First Basketball Association of America game; New York Knicks beat Toronto Huskies 68-66 at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto
    1950 Celtics' forward Chuck Cooper becomes first African American to play in the NBA in Boston's 107-84 loss at Fort Wayne Pistons; future Hall of Famer Bob Cousy also debuts for Celtics
    1951 Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Roy Campanella wins first of his 3 National League MVP awards
    1953 Czech long distance runner Emile Zatopek sets world 10,000m record 29:01.6 & 6 mile mark 28:08.4 in Stara Boleslav, Czech Republic
    1953 Herb Thomas, driving his own No. 92 Hudson Hornet wraps up the NASCAR Grand National Championship with 14th-place in 100-mile finale at Atlanta's Lakewood Speedway; Thomas first repeat champion of the series
    1954 Lee Petty with 32 top-10 finishes from 34 races wins NASCAR Grand National Championship by 283 points from Herb Thomas; Petty fails to finish season ending Wilkes 160
    1959 Montreal Canadiens’ goal tender Jacques Plante becomes first NHL net-minder to wear a fibreglass protective face mask
    1959 Future Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown runs for 5 touchdowns in Cleveland Browns, 38-31 win over Baltimore Colts at Memorial Stadium
    1964 Houston Oilers quarterback George Blanda attempts an AFL record 68 passes (37 completions) in 24-10 loss v Buffalo Bills at War Memorial Stadium
    1964 Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson passes for 435 yards and 6 TDs in 49-39 win over Denver Broncos at Municipal Stadium
    1964 Cleveland running back Jim Brown runs for 149 yards in Browns' 30-17 win at Pittsburgh to become the first NFL player to exceed 10,000 yards career rushing
    1965 Ernie Terrell retains WBA heavyweight boxing title; beats Canadian George Chuvalo in 15 round points decision in Toronto
    1966 NFL awards a franchise to New Orleans; name "Saints" alludes to November 1, All Saints Day in Catholic faith
    1966 LA Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax becomes first 3-time winner of Cy Young Award; unanimous winner for 2nd straight year; final year only 1 award given for pitchers in both major leagues
    1968 Detroit pitcher Denny McLain is named unanimous AL Cy Young Award winner after finishing MLB season, 31-6 for World Series winning Tigers
    1970 First NFL regular season New York Giants-Jets game; Giants win 22-10 at Shea Stadium
    1981 Darrell Waltrip wins his 4th straight NASCAR Cup race, the American 500 at North Carolina Motor Speedway; ties Richard Petty record 1967; 12th win of season; goes on to win Winston Cup crown
    1982 MLB owners vote not to renew Commissioner Bowie Kuhn's contract; AL owners vote for Kuhn, 11-3, and NL, 7-5, 2 shy of 3/4 majority required for re-election; eventually replaced by Peter Ueberroth
    1984 First NBA game at LA Memorial Sports Arena - LA Clippers beat NY Knicks, 107-105
    1986 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; winners: Brave Raj, Capote, Lady's Secret, Last Tycoon, Manila, Skywalker, Smile
    1987 New York City Marathon: Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya wins men's race, 2:11:01; English runner Priscilla Welch women's champion, 2:30:17
    1987 New York Jets retire Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Don Maynard's jersey #13
    1987 Brazilian Williams driver Nelson Piquet finishes 15th in the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka but clinches his 3rd Formula 1 World Drivers Championship
    1987 New Zealand All Blacks create a rugby union international world record score when they beat Japan, 106-4 at the National Stadium in Tokyo
    1990 Sandra Miller awarded $100 for Mike Tyson fondling her breasts
    1992 New York City Marathon: Willie Mtolo of South Africa wins men's race, 2:09:29; Australian Lisa Ondieki women's champion, 2:24:40
    1992 NY Jets wide receiver Al Toon becomes 10th NFL player to make a reception in 100 straight games; Jets beat Miami Dolphins, 26-24 at The Meadowlands
    1994 Chicago Bulls retire basketball superstar Michael Jordan's jersey #23 in a 2-hour ceremony at the United Center
    1996 Philadelphia 76ers inaugurate NBA season with opening of the CoreStates Center before 20,444; largest crowd to see a basketball game in state of Pennsylvania; lose to Milwaukee Bucks, 111-103
    1996 Shaquille O'Neil makes his Hollywood debut as Los Angeles Lakers beat Phoenix Suns, 96-82 at the Forum, Inglewood; O'Neil scores 23 points and pulls down 14 rebounds in 35 minutes
    1997 North Carolina State University wide receiver Torry Holt catches 5 touchdown passes in a 48-35 loss to Florida State at Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee
    1997 Louisiana State University running back Kevin Faulk rushes for 212 yards and a school record 5 touchdowns in a 63-28 win at Kentucky's Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington
    1998 Finnish McLaren driver Mika Häkkinen wins season ending Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka to claim his first F1 World Drivers Championship; wins title by 14 points from Michael Schumacher
    1998 Steve Young and Jerry Rice hook up for their 80th career touchdown in Niners' 36-22 loss to GB Packers at Lambeau Field; eclipse previous NFL mark held by Miami Dolphins tandem Dan Marino & Mark Clayton
    2000 Pat Riley becomes only 2nd coach in NBA history to accumulate 1,000 regular season victories when Miami Heat open season with a 105-79 victory v Orlando Magic; Lenny Wilkens is first to achieve the mark
    2001 In the Wallabies’ 400th rugby union Test match in history, Australia routs Spain 92-10 (Australian record score) in Madrid; Matt Burke kicks an Australian record 10 conversions
    2003 Arkansas beats Kentucky 71-63 in 7 OTs at Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington; ties NCAA record for longest game in college football history
    2003 John Gagliardi ties Eddie Robinson as college football's career victory leader with his 408th win, guiding Division III St. John's to a 15-12 victory over St.Thomas at St. Paul, Minnesota
    2003 University of Pittsburgh wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald establishes a new NCAA record with a touchdown reception in his 14th straight game as Pittsburgh beats Boston College, 24-13 at Alumni Stadium
    2003 Arkansas beats Kentucky, 71-63 at Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington; ties NCAA record for longest football game ever played, with 7 overtime periods
    2007 Joe Torre, the winningest manager in MLB postseason history, moves from one storied franchise (NY Yankees) to another (LA Dodgers), agreeing to a 3-year, $13 million contract
    2007 5-time Grand Slam tennis winner Martina Hingis admits testing positive for cocaine during Wimbledon; maintains innocence; retires from tennis; no desire for fight with anti-doping authorities
    2009 British Mercedes driver Jenson Button finishes 3rd in inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit to win his first F1 World Drivers Championship by 11 points from Sebastian Vettel
    2009 Tennis sisters Serena and Venus Williams clash in the season-ending WTA Championship decider at Doha, Qatar; Serena wins 6-2, 7-6
    Tennis Player Venus Williams
    2010 San Francisco beats Texas Rangers, 3-1 in Game 5 at Arlington to clinch Giants first Baseball World Series since relocating from NYC in 1958; SF shortstop Édgar Rentería MVP
    2013 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 1 winners: London Bridge, Outstrip, Goldencents, Chriselliam, Beholder
    2014 Australian A-League soccer club Western Sydney Wanderers draw 0-0 with Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh to win the AFC Champions League, 1-0 on aggregate
    2014 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 2 winners: Take Charge Brandi, Dayatthespa, Judy The Beauty, Bobby's Kitten, Texas Red, Main Sequence, Work All Week, Karakontie, Bayern
    2015 Kansas City Royals win their first Baseball World Series since 1985; rally in the 9th and then break away in 12th to beat Mets, 7-2 in Game 5 in NYC; Royals catcher Salvador Perez Series MVP
    2015 New York City Marathon: Stanley Biwott of Kenya takes men's division in 2:10:34; compatriot and defending women's champion Mary Keitany wins easily in 2:24:25
    2017 Houston Astros win their first Baseball World Series; beat LA Dodgers, 5-1 in Game 7 at Dodger Stadium; Astros outfielder George Springer III MVP
    2018 20 year old Russian Evgeni Malkin scores in the 1st period to become the first NHL player in 89 years with goals in his first 6 games as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Kings, 4-3 in Los Angeles

    BIRTHDAYS
    1859 Bid McPhee, American Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman (Cincinnati Reds; last 2nd baseman to play without a glove), born in Massena, NY (d. 1943)
    1880 Grantland Rice, American sportswriter (New York Herald Tribune 1914-30, Colliers 1925-37), born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee (d. 1954)
    1892 Alexander Alekhine, Russian, French chess player (world champion 1927-35, 37-46), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1946)
    1907 Larry French, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1940), born in Visalia, California (d. 1987)
    1911 Sidney Wood Jr, American tennis player (Wimbledon 1931), born in Black Rock, Connecticut (d. 2009)
    1912 Bill Bonthron, American athlete (world 1,500m record 3:48.8 1934), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1983)
    1917 Joe Benner, American pistol shooter and coach (Olympic gold 1952; World C'ship gold 1949, 52, 54), born in Paragould, Arkansas (d. 1999)
    1917 Pat Mullin, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1947-48; Detroit Tigers), born in Trotter, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
    1920 Ted Lowe, English snooker commentator (Pot Black, BBC), born in Lambourn, England (d. 2011)
    1923 Bruce Dooland, Australian cricket all-rounder (3 Tests; Nottinghamshire; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1955), born in Cowandilla, South Australia (d. 1980)
    1927 Victor Pellot, Puerto Rican baseball infielder (6 x MLB All Star; 7 x Gold Glove), born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico (d. 2005)
    1928 James Bradford, American heavyweight weightlifter (Olympic silver 1952, 56), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2013)
    1932 Al Arbour, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman, coach and executive (coach NY Islanders Stanley Cup 1980-83), born in Sudbury, Ontario (d. 2015)
    1933 Davey Moore, American boxer (world featherweight champion 1959-63), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1963)
    1935 Gary Player, South African golfer (9-time major title winner), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
    1936 Eddie Colman, English soccer winger (Manchester United 85 games; died Munich air disaster), born in Salford, England (d. 1958)
    1941 Joe Caldwell, American basketball guard (Olympic gold 1964; NBA & ABA All Star; St. Louis Hawks, Carolina Cougars), born in Texas City, Texas
    1941 John Pullin, English rugby union hooker (42 caps; British Lions 7 caps; Bristol RFC), born in Aust, Gloucestershire, England
    1943 Tom Mack, American Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive lineman (11 x Pro Bowl; LA Rams), born in Cleveland, Ohio
    1945 Willie Ellison, American NFL running back (Pro Bowl 1971; LA Rams, KC Chiefs), born in Lockhart, Texas (d. 2019)
    1947 Rolando Garbey, Cuban light middleweight boxer (Olympic silver 1968; World C'ship gold 1974), born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
    1947 Ted Hendricks, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker (8 x Pro Bowl; Super Bowl 1971, 76, 80, 84), born in Guatemala City, Guatemala
    1951 Craig Serjeant, Australian cricket batsman (12 Tests; top score 124, 1977), born in Perth, West Australia
    1957 Murray Pierce, New Zealand rugby union lock (26 caps; Wellington RFU), born in Timaru, Canterbury
    1960 Fernando Valenzuela, Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (no-hitter 1990; 6-time MLB All Star; LA Dodgers; NL Cy Young Award 1981), born in Navajua, Sonora
    1961 Anne Donovan, Basketball Hall of Fame center and coach (Olympic gold 1984, 88; coach 2008), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey (d. 2018)
    1962 Sharron Davies, British swimmer and broadcaster (Olympic silver 400m medley 1980; BBC), born in Plymouth, Devon
    1963 Mark Hughes, Welsh soccer striker and manager (72 caps; Manchester United 256 games; Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City, Stoke City), born in Wrexham, Wales
    1964 Kosala Kuruppuarachchi, Sri Lankan cricket spin bowler (2 Tests; best 5-44 1986), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
    1966 Danny Everett, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m relay 1988), born in Van Alstyne, Texas
    1968 Kent Graham, American NFL quarterback (New York Giants), born in Winfield, Illinois
    1969 Tie Domi, Canadian ice hockey right wing (third overall penalty minutes in NHL history; Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Windsor, Ontario
    1970 Sherwin Campbell, West Indian cricket batsman (52 Tests, top score 208; 90 ODIs), born in Belleplaine, Barbados
    1972 Glen Murray, Canadian ice hockey right wing (1,009 NHL games; All Star 2003-04; Boston Bruins), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia
    1972 Paul Dickov, Scottish soccer striker and manager (10 caps; Manchester City, Leicester City), born in Livingston, West Lothian
    1974 V. V. S. Laxman, Indian cricket batsman (134 Tests; 8,781 runs @ 45.5; best 281, 2001), born in Hyderabad, Telangana
    1977 Steve Hutchinson, American NFL offensive guard (7 x Pro Bowl; 5 First Team All Pro), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    1979 Milan Dudić, Serbian soccer defender (13 caps, Serbia and Montenegro; Red Star Belgrade), born in Kraljevo, Serbia
    1979 Coco Crisp, American baseball outfielder (World Series 2007, Boston Red Sox; AL stolen base leader 2011), born in Los Angeles, California
    1983 Jon Wilkin, English rugby league utility (England 10, Great Britain 6 Tests; St. Helens 404 games), born in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
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    1895 Belmont Stakes: Fred Taral aboard Preakness winner Belmar wins in 2:11½; race run in November as NY Jockey Club closed out its affairs
    1895 First organised auto race in the United States is run in Chicago; 6 cars race over 52-mile lakefront course; 2 finish because of blizzard conditions
    1913 St. Louis Browns player-manager George Stovall, fired the previous summer, is the first MLB player to jump to the Federal League, signing to manage the Kansas City Packers
    1934 MLB All-Star team led by Connie Mack and including Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx and Lou Gehrig starts 18-game tour against Japanese Big-Six University League
    1938 Boston Red Sox first baseman Jimmie Foxx is voted Most Valuable Player of the American League for the third time
    1947 Ryder Cup Golf, Portland GC: US wins first post WWII event, 11-1; Ben Hogan American captain; Henry Cotton GB skipper
    1947 After just 6 games of the season, Chicago Blackhawks trade NHL scoring leader Max Bentley along with Cy Thomas to Toronto Maple Leafs for Gus Bodnar, Bud Poile, Gaye Stewart, Bob Goldham, and Ernie Dickens
    1958 Los Angeles Rams beat Chicago Bears, 41-35 before 90,833 fans at the Los Angeles Coliseum; NFL single-game attendance record
    1960 New York Yankees outfielder Roger Maris beats teammate Mickey Mantle for American League MVP Award, 225-222; second-closest vote ever
    1964 Columbia Broadcasting System buys 80% share in the New York Yankees Baseball Club for $11.2 million; later purchases club outright
    1969 Quarterbacks Billy Kilmer of New Orleans and St Louis' Charlie Johnson each pass for 6 touchdowns for combined NFL record of 12 passing TDs in a game; Saints beat Cardinals, 51-42 at Busch Memorial Stadium
    1969 41-year old Detroit center Gordie Howe picks up his 19th and final NHL hat trick as the Red Wings beat Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-3; Howe is the oldest player to score an NHL hat-trick
    1971 Baltimore Orioles pitcher Pat Dobson no-hits the Yomiuri Giants, 2 - 0; first no-hitter in history of exhibition play between American and Japanese teams
    1972 Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Steve Carlton is unanimously selected National League Cy Young Award winner; wins 27 games for Phillies, who as a team win only 57 games
    1974 Atlanta Braves trade then MLB home run king Hank Aaron to Milwaukee Brewers for outfielder Dave May
    1975 First sports event at The Summit arena in Houston - NBA's Houston Rockets beat Milwaukee Bucks, 104-89; future Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich top scores with 24 points
    1977 Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Steve Carlton wins his second Cy Young Award, outpointing Tommy John of the LA Dodgers; Carlton leads National League with 23 wins and posts 2.64 ERA
    1978 Wayne Gretzky is sold to the Edmonton Oilers after just 8 games with the Indianapolis Racers of the WHA (scoring 6 points); scores 104 points in 72 games (both teams combined) and is named WHA rookie of the year
    1985 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Aqueduct Racetrack; winners: Cozzene, Life's Magic, Pebbles, Precisionist, Proud Truth, Tasso, Twilight Ridge
    1985 LA Kings score 5 goals in a span of 5:37, the fastest in NHL team history; rout Hartford Whalers, 8-1 at Hartford Civic Center
    1985 Tulsa's Gordon Brown (214) and Steve Gage (206) set NCAA football record for combined rushing yards in one game for 2 teammates who gained more than 200 yards each in 42-26 win at Wichita State
    1986 New York City Marathon: Grete Waitz of Norway wins her 8th NYC event in 2:28:06; Gianni Poli of Italy, men's champion in 2:11:06
    1986 Ayako Okamoto wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship
    1986 German tennis star Boris Becker wins his third tournament in 3 weeks in different continents; beats Sergio Casal of Spain 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 in the final of the Paris Open after victories in Japan and Australia
    1988 Mexican radio station erronously reports Mike Tyson dies in car crash
    1988 A's shortstop Walt Weiss wins AL rookie of year; 3rd straight for Oakland; Jose Canseco 1986, Mark McGwire 1987
    1990 First NBA game at Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Rolando Blackman top scores with 21 points as Timberwolves beat Mavericks, 98-85
    1990 First regular season game played outside North America by any major professional sports league the NBA's Phoenix Suns beat the Utah Jazz, 119-96 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium in Japan
    1990 Golden State Warriors register a 162-158 win over the Denver Nuggets at McNichols Arena, with the 320 total points setting an NBA record for most points scored by 2 teams in a non-overtime game
    1991 Nevada makes biggest comeback in NCAA football history, overcoming a 35 point 3rd quarter deficit to rally and beat Weber State, 55-49
    1991 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; winners: Arazi, Black Tie Affair, Dance Smartly (leading female thoroughbred money-earner, with $3,083,456), Miss Alleged, Opening Verse, Pleasant Stage, Sheikh Albadou
    1991 2nd Rugby World Cup Final, Twickenham: Australia beats England, 12-6 with Wallabies fly-half Michael Lynagh landing 2 penalties and a conversion
    1994 NFL announces the expansion Carolina Panthers would play in the NFC West, while the Jacksonville Jaguars is assigned to the AFC Central
    1996 Miami Heat’s Pat Riley becomes eighth coach to win 800 games in 97-95 win at Indiana; milestone accomplished 2 weeks shy of his 15th coaching anniversary, faster than any coach in NBA history
    1997 New York City Marathon: John Kagwe of Kenya wins men's race in 2:08:12; Franziska Rochat-Moser of Switzerland women's champion in 2:28:43
    1997 Eric Metcalf of the San Diego Chargers returns punts for touchdowns of 85 & 67 yards in 38-31 loss at Cincinnati; joins Hall of Famer Jack Christiansen as only players in NFL history to return punts for TDs twice in a game
    2002 14th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 14-7 in South Bend
    2002 Mark Messier plays his 1,616th NHL game, a 3-2 Rangers loss against the St. Blues, to move into 2nd place on the all-time games played list; passes Larry Murphy and ends career with 1,756 games, just 11 shy of Gordie Howe
    2003 New York City Marathon: Margaret Okayo of Kenya wins in 2:22:31 to break her own record; her countryman Martin Lel wins men's race in 2:10:30
    2008 British McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton finishes 4th in season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace to clinch his first F1 World Drivers Championship by 1 point from Felipe Massa
    2012 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 1 winners: Hightail, Calidoscopio, Flotilla, Beholder, Zagora, Royal Delta
    2013 Brazilian surfer Gabriel Medina claims ASP World Junior Title by beating Ramzi Boukhiam of Morocco in a high-scoring final at Joaquina Beach in Florianopolis, Brazil
    2013 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 2 winners: Ria Antonia, Dank, Groupie Doll, Mizdirection, New Year's Day, Magician, Secret Circle, Wise Dan, Mucho Macho Man
    2013 Masahiro Tanaka's record streak of 30 consecutive starts without a loss ends when the Rakuten Golden Eagles' ace is beaten, 4-2, by the Yomiuri Giants in Game 6 of the Japan Baseball Series
    2014 New York City Marathon: Wilson Kipsang of Kenya wins in 2:10:59; compatriot Mary Keitany wins first of 3 straight women's titles in 2:25:07
    2016 Chicago Cubs beat Cleveland Indians, 8-7 in Game 7 at Progressive Field, Cleveland; first Cubs' Baseball World Series win in 108 years
    2018 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; Day 1 winners: Bulletin, Newspaperofrecord, Jaywalk, Line of Duty, Game Winner

    BIRTHDAYS
    1879 Marion Jones, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1899, 1902), born in Gold Hill, Nevada (d. 1965)
    1888 Dutch Zwilling, American baseball outfielder (Federal League HR all-time leader), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1978)
    1894 Bill Johnston, American tennis player (US Open 1915, 19 Wimbledon 1923), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1946)
    1903 Travis Jackson, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (World Series 1933; MLB All Star 1934; NY Giants), born in Waldo, Arkansas (d. 1987)
    1906 Paul Thompson, Canadian ice hockey forward and coach (Stanley Cup 1928 [NY Rangers], 1934, 38 Chicago Black Hawks), born in Calgary, Alberta (d. 1991)
    1908 Fred Bakewell, English cricket batsman (6 Tests, top score 107; Northamptonshire), born in Walsall, Staffordshire (d. 1983)
    1914 Johnny Vander Meer, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1938-39, 42-43; World Series 1940; Cincinnati Reds), born in Prospect Park, New Jersey (d. 1997)
    1916 Al Campanis, Greek baseball second baseman and executive (first Greek player in MLB history; GM LA Dodgers 1968-87), born in Kos, Greece (d. 1998)
    1917 Durward Knowles, Bahamas yachtsman (Olympic gold, Star class 1968), born in Nassau, Bahamas (d. 2018)
    1920 Dick Sisler. American baseball utility, coach and manager (Cincinnati Reds; MLB All Star 1950), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1998)
    1921 Bill Mosienko, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (fastest hat trick in NHL history, 21 seconds 1952; 5-time All Star), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1994)
    1924 David Bauer, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame player and builder (priest, school coach; National Team manager), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 1988)
    1926 Myer Skoog, American basketball guard (NBA C'ship 1952-4; Minneapolis Lakers), born in Duluth, Minnesota (d. 2019)
    1928 Leon Hart, American College Football Hall of Fame end and fullback (Heisman Trophy 1949, Notre Dame), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
    1932 George Sholty, American harness driver (2,934 career wins; $20 million+ purse money), born in Logansport, Indiana (d. 2000)
    1934 Ken Rosewall, Australian tennis player (8 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Sydney, New South Wales
    1935 Mohammad Munaf, Pakistan cricket pace bowler (4 Tests, 11 wickets), born in Mumbai, India
    1936 Lawrence Robert Shreve, Canadian pro wrestler (Abdullah the Butcher), born in Windsor, Ontario
    1939 Tom Thacker, American basketball forward (only player to play on NCAA, ABA and NBA C'ship teams), born in Covington, Kentucky
    1940 Jim Bakken, American NFL punter and place kicker (Pro Bowl 1965, 67, 75-76; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Madison, Wisconsin
    1940 Ed Budde, American AFL and NFL guard (Pro Bowl 1970-71; Super Bowl 1970; KC Chiefs), born in Highland Park, Michigan
    1941 Dave Stockton, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1970, 76), born in San Bernardino, California
    Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
    1942 Ron Reed, American NBA forward and MLB pitcher (Detroit Pistons; Philadelphia Phillies), born in LaPorte, Indiana
    1944 Liesel Westermann, German discus thrower (Olympic silver 1968; world record 63.96m 1969), born in Sulingen, Germany
    1945 Larry Little, American Pro Football Hall of Fame guard (5-time Pro Bowl; Super Bowl 1972-73; Miami Dolphins), born in Groveland, Georgia
    1946 Alan Jones, Australian auto racer, broadcaster (World Formula 1 champion 1980), born in Melbourne, Victoria
    1946 Tom Paciorek, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1981; Seattle Mariners), born in Detroit, Michigan
    1948 Víctor Galíndez, Argentine boxer (WBA light heavyweight title 1974-79), born in Vedia, Buenos Aires (d. 1980)
    1951 Kathy Hammond, American athlete (Olympic bronze 400m, silver 4x400m relay 1972), born in Sacramento, California
    1953 Rick Meagher, Canadian ice hockey center (NHL Frank J. Selke Trophy 1990; St. Louis Blues captain), born in Belleville, Ontario
    1954 Pat Croce, American entrepreneur, sports team executive and owner, TV personality (Philadelphia 76ers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1955 Mark Reynolds, American yachtsman (Olympic gold, Star class 1992, 2000), born in San Diego, California
    1958 Willie McGee, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1983, 85, 87-88; NL MVP 1985; St Louis Cardinals), born in San Francisco, California
    1959 Saïd Aouita, Moroccan athlete (Olympic gold 5,000m 1984), born in Kenitra, Morocco
    1959 Mark May, American College Football Hall of Fame guard and broadcaster (Super Bowl 1982, 87; Washington Redskins), born in Oneonta, NY
    1960 Bruce Baumgartner, American wrestler (Olympic gold 1984, 92), born in Haledon, New Jersey
    1960 Rosalyn Fairbank, South African tennis player (French Open doubles 1981, 83), born in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
    1961 Kōki Idoki, Japanese golfer (Senior PGA C'ship 2013), born in Ibaraki, Osaka
    1961 Jim Tedford, American football coach (Fresno State; BC Lions [CFL]), born in Lynwood, California
    1963 Ines Diers, German swimmer (GDR Olympic gold 400m, 4x100m relay 1980), born in Rochlitz, Sachsen, Germany
    1964 Kevin Gogan, American NFL guard (Pro Bowl 1994, 97-98; Super Bowl 1992-93, Dallas Cowboys), born in Pacifica, California
    1967 Derek Porter, Canadian rower (Olympic gold M8 1992; World C'ship gold single sculls 1993), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    1972 Alfred Schreuder, Dutch soccer midfielder and manager (NAC Breda; manager: 1899 Hoffenheim), born in Barneveld, Netherlands
    1972 Marie-Josée Gilbeau-Ouimet, Canadian kayaker (World C'ships 3 gold K-2 200m 1995, 98; K-4 200m 1995), born in Lachine, Quebec
    1972 Darío Silva, Uruguayan soccer striker (49 caps, 14 goals; Málaga, Cagliari), born in Treinta y Tres, Uruguay
    1973 Jason Smith, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (1,008 NHL games; NJ Devils, Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Calgary, Alberta
    1973 Ben Graham, Australian Football League ruckman and executive (Geelong, Western Bulldogs) and NFL punter (Arizona Cardinals), born in Geelong, Victoria
    1974 Ruslan Salei, Belarusian ice hockey defenceman (917 NHL games; died in Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash), born in Minsk, Belarus (d. 2011)
    1974 Orlando Cabrera, Colombian baseball shortstop (Gold Glove Award 2001, 07; Montreal Expos; Boston Red Sox), born in Cartagena, Colombia
    1975 Stéphane Sarrazin, French auto racer (Le Mans Series 2007, 10; French Formula Renault 1994; 24 Hours of Le Mans x 4 runner-up), born in Barjac, Gard, France
    1980 Diego Lugarno, Uruguayan soccer defender (95 caps; São Paulo, Fenerbahçe), born in Canelones, Uruguay
    1981 Roddy White, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowl 2008-11; Atlanta Falcons), born in Charleston, South Carolina
    1982 Charles Itandje, Cameroon soccer goal-keeper (12 caps; Lens), born in Bobigny, France
    1987 Danny Cipriani, English rugby union fly-half, fullback (16 caps; Wasps, Gloucester), born in London, England
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    1899 World heavyweight boxing champion James J. Jeffries retains title; beats Irishman Tom Sharkey on points in 25 rounds at Coney Island Athletic Club, Brooklyn, NYC
    1926 Legendary baseball figure Ty Cobb resigns as Detroit Tigers manager; replaced by George Moriarty, first man to hold MLB's 4 principal jobs: player, umpire, scout and manager
    1934 NY Yankees 1st baseman Lou Gehrig wins American League Triple Crown after hitting .363 with 49 HRs and 165 RBI; but Philadelphia A's catcher Mickey Cochrane (.320, 2 HRs, 76 RBI) is named AL MVP
    1935 Korean runner Sohn Kee-chung sets new men's marathon world record, 2:26:42 in Tokyo, Japan
    1935 Philadelphia Eagles beat Boston Redskins, 7-6 at Fenway Park; respective quarterbacks combine to throw an NFL record 11 interceptions
    1937 Frenchman Maurice Archambaud cycles world record for distance in one hour, 45.796 km in Vigorelli, Milan, Italy
    1937 Howie Morenz Memorial Game, Montreal Forum: NHL All-Stars beat Montreal All Stars, 6-5
    1942 Boston Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams wins American League Triple Crown (.356 average, 36 HRs, 137 RBI); but NY Yankees pitcher Joe Gordon is AL MVP
    1948 2nd NHL All-Star Game, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL: All-Stars beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-1; Gordie Howe's first of 23 All-Star appearances
    1948 Kleggie Hermsen and Bones McKinney each score 17 points as Washington Capitols beat Philadelphia Warriors, 77-70 at Washington Coliseum to win first of 15 straight games to start season; best start in NBA history
    1953 MLB Rules Committee restores the sacrifice fly rule, eliminated in 1939; rule says a sacrifice fly is not charged as a time at bat
    1960 Pittsburgh Pirates starter Vern Law (20-9, 18 complete games) wins MLB's Cy Young Award
    1962 Wilt Chamberlain of the San Francisco Warriors scores 72 points at the Los Angeles Lakers, then 4th-highest point total in NBA history; hits 29 field goals & 14 free throws; remains 6th highest game total
    1963 Joe Weatherly finishes 7th in the season ending Golden State 400 at Riverside International Raceway; retains NASCAR Sprint Cup by 2,228 points from 14-time winner Richard Petty
    1964 Philadelphia voters narrowly approve $25 million to build a new multi-purpose stadium that would become Veterans Stadium
    1965 Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax is named Cy Young Award winner by a unanimous vote and for a third time; posts 26-8 record, 1.73 ERA and record-shattering 382 strikeouts
    1968 New York Jets kicker Jim Turner lands 6 field goals and an extra point to beat Buffalo Bills, 25-21 at Shea Stadium
    1968 English Lotus driver Graham Hill wins his 2nd Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by taking out the Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez; wins title by 12 points from Scotsman Jackie Stewart
    1968 David Pearson is declared NASCAR Grand National champion as Cale Yarborough wins season ending Peach State 200 at Jefferson, Georgia; Pearson finishes 126 points ahead of Bobby Isaac to secure his 2nd title
    1970 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson wins his second NL Cy Young Award (23-7 record, 274 strikeouts and 3.12 ERA
    1973 BYU receiver Jay Miller sets an NCAA football single game record with 22 catches (for 263 yards) en route to a 56-21 victory over New Mexico at Cougar Stadium, Provo, Utah
    1975 Chris Evert becomes first tennis player to achieve the No. 1 ranking as the WTA Tour rankings debut; Evert holds top-spot for first 26 weeks
    1980 After acquiring MLB's Oakland A's for $12.7m, Walter Haas Jr. appoints himself CEO; leads team to 4 AL West Divisional titles and 1989 World Series Championship
    1980 Walter Hass Jr becomes CEO of Oakland A's
    1981 Milwaukee Brewers future Baseball Hall of Fame reliever Rollie Fingers (6-3 record, 28 saves and 1.04 ERA) wins American League Cy Young Award, with 22 of 28 possible 1st-place votes
    1982 Detroit Pistons block 20 Cleveland Cavalier shots in 128-119 win at Coliseum at Richfield; ties NBA regulation game record
    1982 Pitcher Pete Vuckovich becomes Milwaukee Brewers' second consecutive American League Cy Young Award winner; edges Jim Palmer of the Baltimore Orioles; Vuckovich, 18-6 with 105 strikeouts and 3.34 ERA
    1982 San Diego guard Randy Smith plays his 845th consecutive game in Clippers' 130-111 loss in Philadelphia; passes Johnny “Red” Kerr's NBA record; goes on to play in 906 straight games
    1985 French McLaren driver Alain Prost wins his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship, finishing 4th in the Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide; wins title by 20 points from Italian Michele Alboreto
    1985 Bill Elliott wins Atlanta Journal 500 at Atlanta Raceway to become first driver to win 11 super-speedway races in 1 season; also first driver to win $2m in prize money in a single season
    1987 Oakland A's first baseman Mark McGwire wins American League Rookie of the Year with 49 home runs, 118 RBI; second to win AL award unanimously; first Carlton Fisk 1972
    1987 New York center Marcel Dionne becomes just the second player in NHL history to register 1,700 career points, scoring a goal for the Rangers in a 5-3 loss at Calgary
    1989 Lou Piniella is named manager of the Cincinnati Reds, replacing Pete Rose, banned for life for gambling on MLB games
    1989 NBA expansion Minnesota Timberwolves make NBA debut; lose 106-94 against SuperSonics at Seattle Center Coliseum; Tyrone Corbin T-Wolves top scorer with 20 points
    1989 Šarūnas Marčiulionis and Alexander Volkov become first Russians to play in a regular season NBA game; Marciulionis scores 19 as Golden State lose 136-106 to Phoenix; Volkov held scoreless in Atlanta's 126-103 defeat by Indiana
    1990 Atlanta Hawks' center Moses Malone sets an NBA record for free throws made in a career by hitting 7-of-9 in a 121-120 win over Indiana Pacers at the Omni; passes Oscar Robinson's record (7,694)
    1990 TCU quarterback Matt Vogler completes 44 passes including 5 touchdowns for an NCAA football record 690 passing yards in a 56-35 loss to Houston at the Astrodome; Cougars quarterback David Klingler throws for 7 TDs
    1991 New York City Marathon: Salvador Garcia of Mexico men's champion in 2:09:28; Liz McColgan of Scotland wins women's title, 2:27.0
    1991 Ayrton Senna wins Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide; shortest F1 race ever run (14 laps) because of wet conditions; Senna retains his 3rd World Drivers Championship by 24 points from Nigel Mansell
    1993 Defenseman Ken Daneyko sets New Jersey Devils 'Ironman' record by playing 322nd consecutive NHL game in 2-3 loss at LA Kings
    1993 Greg Maddux becomes first pitcher since Sandy Koufax to win the National League's Cy Young Award in successive MLB seasons and the first in successive seasons with different teams; Cubs 1992, Braves 1993
    1994 Small forward Glenn Robinson signs the then most lucrative rookie contract in NBA history, a 10-year, $68.15 million deal with the Milwaukee Bucks
    1995 With a 105-91 victory over Charlotte at the United Centre, Chicago wins their first of an NBA record 72 games in one season and their first of an NBA record 37 home games won at the start of a season
    1995 First NBA game at FleetCenter in Boston; Celtics lose to Milwaukee Bucks, 101-100
    1995 First NBA game at Rose Garden in Portland; Trail Blazers lose 92-80 to Vancouver Grizzlies
    1995 First NBA game at SkyDome in Toronto; Raptors beat New Jersey Nets, 94-79
    1996 San Francisco 49ers receiver Jerry Rice grabs 3 passes for 45 yards and a TD to become 1st player in NFL history to reach 1,000 career receptions in 24-17 win over New Orleans Saints; finishes career with 1,549
    1996 Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant becomes the then youngest player to make his NBA debut (18 years, 2 months, 11 days) in 91-85 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Great Western Forum
    1996 New York City Marathon: Giacomo Leone of Italy, man's champion in 2:09:54; Anuta Catuna of Romania takes women's title in 2:28:18
    1997 American racing legend Willie Shoemaker retires from thoroughbred training with a 90 winners from 713 start record; rode record 8,833 winners as a jockey, before becoming a trainer in 1990
    1997 Boston Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra becomes 6th player to be unanimous choice for American League Rookie of the Year; leads AL in hits (209), triples (11), multi-hit games (68); also sets AL rookie-record with 30-game hitting streak
    1999 Los Angeles Lakers debut in the STAPLES Center, with 103-88 win v Vancouver Grizzlies; Magic Johnson & Chick Hearn co-host ceremony unveiling Lakers' retired jerseys & championship banners in new building
    2001 Arkansas beats Mississippi, 58-56 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford in 7 overtime periods; the longest game in NCAA football history
    2001 San Antonio Spurs guard Steve Smith plays first game against Portland after being traded from the Trail Blazers; ties NBA record for most 3-point field goals in a game without a miss; goes 8-for-8, scores 36 points in 106-90 win
    2002 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Gran Canaria, Spain: Janette Husárová beats Spaniard Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6-0, 6-2 to give Slovakia their first title, 3-1
    2003 Grant Fuhr, Pat LaFontaine, Red Wings owner Mike Illitch and Ottawa 67’s coach Brian Kilreais are inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame
    2007 Navy beats Notre Dame 46-44 in triple overtime, ending the Fighting Irish's NCAA Football-record winning streak against the Midshipmen at 43 games; last Navy win over Notre Dame, 35-14 in 1963
    2012 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 2 winners: George Vancouver, Groupie Doll, Tapizar, Mizdirection, Shanghai Bobby, Little Mike, Trinniberg, Wise Dan, Fort Larned
    2013 Nick Foles connects with Riley Cooper 3 times to become 7th passer in NFL history with 7 TD tosses in a game during Philadelphia Eagles’ 49-20 win over the Raiders at Oakland; Foles completes 22 of 28 for 406 yards
    2013 Bobby Orr's autobiography "Orr: My Story" debuts at the #8 position on The New York Times best seller list for nonfiction
    2013 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Cagliari, Italy: Sara Errani of Italy outclasses Russia's Alisa Kleybanova 6-1, 6-1 for an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends 4-0) and 4th title for the home country
    2013 New York City Marathon: Geoffrey Mutai becomes first repeat winner in 15 years in slow 2:08:24; fellow Kenyan Priscah Jeptoo wins women's race in 2:25:07
    2015 Melbourne Cup won by Prince of Penzance ridden by Michelle Payne; first female jockey to win the event
    2017 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Del Mar Racetrack; Day 1 winners: Rushing Fall, Battle of Midway, Mendelssohn, Forever Unbridled
    2018 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; Day 2 winners: Shamrock Rose, Stormy Liberal, City of Light, Sistercharlie, Roy H, Expert Eye, Monomoy Girl, Enable, Accelerate

    BIRTHDAYS
    1856 Jim McCormick, Scottish-born American baseball pitcher and manager (first Scot in MLB; NL wins leader 1880, 82; NL ERA leader 1883), born in Thornliebank, Renfrewshire (d. 1918)
    1863 Blanche Bingley-Hillyard, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1886, 89, 94, 97, 99-1900), born in Greenford, England (d. 1946)
    1871 Albert Goldthorpe, English rugby league five eighth (RL pioneer; Hunslet 713 games), born in Leeds, West Yorkshire (d. 1943)
    1880 Edward Barrett, Irish heavyweight wrestler and all-round sportsman (Olympic gold tug-of-war 1908), born in Ballyduff, County Kerry (d. 1932)
    1893 Robert Lindley Murray, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1917-18), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1970)
    1900 Roger Blunt MBE, New Zealand cricket all-rounder and broadcaster (9 Tests; BBC), born in Durham, England (d. 1966)
    1900 Adolf Dassler, German entrepreneur (founder sportswear company Adidas), born in Herzogenaurach, Germany (d. 1978)
    1908 Bronko Nagurski, Canadian-American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame fullback (Chicago Bears), born in Rainy River, Ontario (d. 1990)
    1918 Bob Feller, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (AL Triple Crown 1940; 3 x no-hit games), born in Van Meter, Iowa (d.2010)
    1930 Brian Robinson, English cyclist (Tour de France: first Briton to finish and first stage winner), born in Mirfield, West Riding of Yorkshire
    1934 Derek Richardson, English cricket batsman (1 Test; Worcestershire 383 first class games ), born in Hereford, Herefordshire
    1936 Roy Emerson, Australian tennis player (12 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Blackbutt, Queensland
    1945 Ken Holtzman, American baseball pitcher (2 x no hitters; MLB All Star 1972-73; World Series 1972-74), born in St. Louis, Missouri
    1945 Gerd Müller ["Der Bomber"], German soccer striker (62 caps; Bayern Munich 453 games, 398 goals), born in Nördlingen, Germany
    1949 Larry Holmes, American boxer (world heavyweight champion, 20 successful title defences), born in Cuthbert, Georgia
    1949 Roswitha Krause, German swimmer and team handball player (first woman Summer Olympic medals in different sports; silver 4x100m freestyle 1968, handball 1976), born in Dahme, Germany
    1955 Phil Simms, American NFL quarterback and broadcaster (Super Bowl MVP 1986; NY Giants; CBS), born in Springfield, Kentucky
    1956 Bob Welch, American baseball pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1990; Oakland A's; World Series 1981, 89, 2001), born in Seal Beach, California (d. 2014)
    1958 Andy Mapple, English water skier (World Slalom C'ship 1981, 89, 95, 97, 99, 2001), born in Lytham, Lancashire (d. 2015)
    1960 Karch Kiraly, American indoor & beach volleyball player (3 x Olympic gold 1984, 88, 96), born in Jackson, Michigan
    1962 Kym Hampton, American basketball center (WNBA All Star 1999; NY Liberty), born in Louisville, Kentucky
    1963 Howard Ballard, American NFL tackle (Pro Bowl 1992-93, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks), born in Ashland, Alabama
    1963 Ian Wright MBE, English soccer striker and broadcaster (33 caps; Crystal Palace, Arsenal), born in London, England
    1963 Shigeaki Hattori, Japanese auto racer and team owner (Hattori Racing Enterprises: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 2018), born in Okayama, Okayama
    1964 Bryan Young, New Zealand cricket batsman (35 Tests, top score 267; 74 ODIs), born in Whangarei, Northland
    1968 Antonio Pettigrew, American athlete (World C'ship gold 400m 1991), born in Macon, Georgia (d. 2010)
    1968 Lee Germon, New Zealand cricket wicketkeeper and captain (12 Tests, 29 dismissals; 37 ODIs), born in Christchurch, Canterbury
    1968 Paul Quantrill, Canadian baseball pitcher and coach (MLB All Star 2001; Toronto Blue Jays), born in London, Ontario
    1971 Diego Alessi, Italian auto racer (ADAC GT Masters 2013), born in Rome, Italy
    1974 Tariq Abdul Wahad, French basketball forward (first French player in NBA; Sacramento Kings, Dallas Mavericks), born in Paris, France
    1975 Darren Sharper, American NFL defensive back (5-time Pro Bowl; Super Bowl 2009, Green Bay Packers), born in Richmond, Virginia
    1976 Guillermo Franco, Mexican soccer striker (25 caps; Villarreal), born in Corrientes, Argentina
    1979 Pablo Aimar, Argentine soccer midfielder (52 caps; Valencia, Benfica), born in Río Cuarto, Córdoba
    1981 Sten Pentus, Estonian auto racer (Formula Baltic 2000), born in Tallinn, Estonia
    1982 Evgeny Plushenko, Russian figure skater (2 x Olympic gold, singles 2006, team 2014; World C'ship gold singles 2001, 03, 04), born in Dzhamku, Russia
    1987 Colin Kaepernick, American NFL quarterback (protest kneel during national anthem; SF 49ers), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    1990 Ellyse Perry, Australian soccer defender and cricket all-rounder (top Test score 213no; NSW; Sydney Sixers), born in Sydney NSW
    1995 Kelly Catlin, American road cyclist (Olympic silver 2016, World C'ship gold 2016-18), born in St, Paul, Minnesota (d. 2019)
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    1889 Players League begins, declaring independence from baseball's NL
    1924 California legalizes professional boxing (illegal since 1914)
    1934 After posting 7 straight shutouts to start the NFL season, Detroit Lions beat Pittsburgh, 40-7 at University of Detroit Stadium; scored upon for the first time of the season; rush for NFL single game record 426 yards
    1951 Ryder Cup Golf, Pinehurst Resort: US wins 9½-2½; Sam Snead playing captain for US; Arthur Lacey non-playing GB skipper
    1951 NY Giants & NY Yanks score back-to-back TDs on kickoff returns
    1951 Vijay Merchant scores 154 v England in his last Test Cricket innings
    1953 New baseball balk rule gives the batter option of accepting the outcome of the pitch or the balk
    1959 Ernie Banks, Cubs shortstop, wins 2nd consecutive NL MVP
    1972 Kings score 3 goals within 45 seconds against Islanders
    1973 New Orleans Saints 1st shutout victory, 13-0 vs Buffalo Bills
    1973 Chicago centre Stan Mikita registers his 1,000 NHL career point in the Black Hawks 5-3 loss to the Minnesota North Stars at the Met Centre, Bloomington, Minnesota
    1975 Orioles Jim Palmer wins his 2nd Cy Young Award
    1976 1st mass-market free-agent reentry draft, Reggie Jackson, Joe Rudi, Gullett, Tenace, Fingers, Baylor, Grich & McCovey, available
    1978 3rd annual reentry free-agent draft, Pete Rose, Tommy John, & Darrell Evans, available
    1980 Islanders start 15 game undefeated streak (13-0-2)
    1980 Sadaharu Oh, 40, pro-baseball's all-time HR run king with 868, retires
    1983 Washington Capitals first NHL overtime victory beating Vancouver 5-4
    1987 Benito Santiago, Padres catcher, wins NL Rookie of Year
    1987 NBA announces 4 new franchises; Charlotte & Miami for 1988 & Minneapolis & Orlando for 1989
    1988 First NBA game at Charlotte Coliseum - Hornets lose to Cavs, 133-93
    1989 First NBA game at Orlando Arena, Orlando Magic loses to NJ Nets, 111-106
    1989 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Gulfstream Park; winners: Bayakoa, Dancing Spree, Go for Wand, Prized, Rhythm, Steinlen, Sunday Silence
    1990 20th NYC Women's Marathon won by Wanda Panfil in 2:30:45
    1990 21st NYC Marathon won by Douglas Wakiihuri in 2:12:39
    1990 Ayrton Senna retires with gearbox trouble during the season-ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide; wins by 7 points from Alain Prost; McLaren-Honda wins Constructors title for 3rd straight year
    1992 NY Giants announce they will quit WNEW Radio after 32 years for WOR
    1992 NY Jets announce they are moving from WABC to WFAN radio
    1994 United Center in Chicago opens - Bulls beat Charlotte Hornets, 89-83
    1995 1st-class Cricket debut of Paul Adams, W Province v N Transvaal
    1995 Key Arena opens, Seattle Supersonics beat LA Lakers 103-89
    2000 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; winners: Tiznow, Macho Uno, Spain, Kalanisi, War Chant, Perfect Sting, Kona Gold, Caressing
    2001 Arizona beats New York Yankees, 3-2 in Game 7 at Bank One Ballpark, Phoenix for Diamondbacks' first Baseball World Series; Arizona pitchers Randy Johnson & Curt Schilling co-MVP's
    2001 American tennis star Serena Williams wins the WTA Tour Championship in Munich, Germany after Lindsay Davenport defaults the final due to a knee injury; Williams' first season-ending title
    2006 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs, winners: Invasor, Street Sense, Round Pond, Ouija Board, Dreaming of Anna, Miesque's Approval, Thor's Echo, Red Rocks
    2009 NY Yankees beat Philadelphia Phillies, 7-3 in Game 6 at Yankee Stadium to win Bronx Bombers' record 27th Baseball World Series; NY outfielder Hideki Matsui MVP
    2011 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; Day 1 winners: Secret Circle, Stephanie's Kitten, Musical Romance, My Miss Aurelia, Perfect Shirl, Royal Delta
    2012 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Prague, Czech Republic: Lucie Šafářová beats Jelena Janković of Serbia 6-1, 6-1 to give the home team a 3-1 win in the final
    2016 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 1 winners: Oscar Performance, Tamarkuz, New Money Honey, Beholder
    2017 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Del Mar Racetrack; Day 2 winners: Caledonia Road, Stormy Liberal, Bar of Gold, Wuheida, Roy H, World Approval, Good Magic, Talismanic, Gunrunner

    BIRTHDAYS
    1906 Bob Considine, American journalist and author (Babe Ruth Story), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1975)
    1909 Bert Patenaude, American soccer forward (4 caps; scorer of first hat-trick in World Cup history, 1930), born in Fall River, Massachusetts (d. 1974)
    1912 Giff Vivian, New Zealand cricket batsman (7 Tests @ 42.1, top score 100), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 1983)
    1924 Howie Meeker, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing, coach, broadcaster (Toronto Maple Leafs) and politician (Member of Parliament), born in Kitchener, Ontario
    1930 Dick Groat, American baseball shortstop (NL MVP 1960; MLB All-Star 1959–60, 62–64) and basketball guard (Fort Wayne Pistons), born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
    1933 Mildred McDaniel, American high jumper (Olympic gold 1956), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2004)
    1933 Tito Francona, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1961), born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
    1943 Clark Graebner, American tennis player (US Davis Cup 1968; French Open doubles 1966; US Open runner-up 1967), born in Cleveland, Ohio
    1947 Alexei Ulanov, Russian pairs figure skater (Olympic gold [with Irina Rodnina] 1972), born in Moscow, Russia
    1947 Rod Marsh, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (96 Tests, 355 dismissals; Australian selector), born in Perth, Western Australia
    1953 Jacques Villeneuve (elder), Canadian auto racer (North American Formula Atlantic Champion 1980–81; Can-Am Champion 1983), born in Berthierville, Quebec
    1957 Aleksandr Tkachev, Russian gymnast (Olympic gold team, parallel bars 1980), born in Semiluki, Voronezh Oblast
    1961 Nigel Worthington, Irish soccer midfielder and manager (66 caps NI; Sheffield Wednesday; Norwich City), born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland
    1963 David Williams, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (11 Tests; 42 dismissals), born in Penal, Trinidad and Tobago
    1963 Michel Therrien, Canadian ice hockey coach (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Montreal, Quebec
    1965 Erik Norgard, American NFL center and guard (Houston/Tennessee Oilers), born in Bellevue, Washington
    1966 Bubba McDowell, American NFL safety (Carolina Panthers), born in Fort Gaines, Georgia
    1967 Alex Rousseau, US water polo 2m Offense (Olympic 4th 1992, 96), born in Paris, France
    1967 Asif Mujtaba, cricketer (Pakistani lefty batsman)
    1967 Eric Karros, Hackansack NJ, infielder (LA Dodgers)
    1968 Carlos Baerga, Puerto Rico, infielder (Cleveland Indians)
    1968 Domingo Cedeno, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in La Ramona, Dominican Republic
    1968 Osvaldo Fernandez, Holguin Cuba, pitcher (SF Giants)
    1969 Jan Apell, Swedish tennis star
    1969 Katrin Borchert, Australian sprint canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Waren (Müritz), Germany
    1969 Tommy Henry, CFL defensive back (Edmonton Eskimos)
    1970 Corey Schwab, Canadian NHL goalie (NJ Devils), born in North Battleford, Canada
    1970 Tim DeBoom, American triathlete, born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    1971 Russell Copeland, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)
    1972 Luís Figo, Portuguese footballer
    1975 Lorenzen Wright, NBA forward (LA Clippers)
    1975 Orlando Pace, tackle (St Louis Rams)
    1976 Bruno Junqueira, Brazilian racing driver
    1976 Mario Melchiot, Dutch footballer
    1977 Larry Bigbie, American baseball player
    1977 So Ji-sub, South Korean swimmer, model and actor
    1978 Carmen Cali, American baseball player
    1978 John Grabow, American baseball player
    1980 Jerry Collins, New Zealand rugby union footballer, born in Apia, Samoa
    1980 Richard Owens, American football player
    1981 Vince Wilfork, American football player
    1982 Devin Hester, American football player
    1985 Marcell Jansen, German footballer, born in Mönchengladbach, West Germany
    1986 Adrian Zaugg, South African racing driver
    1988 Dez Bryant, American football wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys), born in Galveston County, Texas
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    1886 British Open Men's Golf, Musselburgh Links: David Brown beats fellow Scot Willie Campbell by 2 strokes
    1887 Ottawa College (ORFU) defeats Montreal Football Club (QRFU) 10-5 to win the Dominion championship
    1927 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Cedar Crest CC: Defending champion Walter Hagen beats Joe Turnesa 1-up to win his 4th straight PGA title
    1933 Chicago Bears 30 game unbeaten streak ends to Patriots (10-0)
    1940 Walter Johnson, won 416 games for Washington Senators, loses Maryland congressional race (R)
    1950 Cleveland Browns' Tommy James intercepts 3 passes, club record
    1954 Montreal Canadien center Jean Béliveau scores 3 goals in 44 seconds on future Hall of Fame goaltender Terry Sawchuk in 4-2 win v Boston Bruins; 2nd fastest NHL hat trick
    1957 Mrs Nellie McGrail wins $574,658 on a 2½ cent soccer pool ticket
    1959 AFL announced with 8 teams
    1966 Brigham Young QB Virgil Carter sets NCAA record of 599 yards gained
    1967 New Orleans Saints 1st NFL victory, beat Philadelphia Eagles 31-24
    1968 1st AL pitcher to win MVP, Denny McLain (wins unanimously)
    1971 NBA's LA Lakers starts a 33 game consecutive victory streak
    1977 NCAA passing record set at 571 yards (Marc Wilson, Brigham Young)
    1978 Oakland Raider's John Madden becomes 13th coach to win 100 NFL games
    1982 Cleveland Cavaliers lose 24th consecutive game (NBA record)
    1983 NY Rangers & Quebec Nordiques both score in 1st 14 secs of 3rd period
    1988 1st NBA game at Bradley Center, Milw Bucks lose to Atlnata Hawks 94-107
    1988 1st NBA game at Miami Arena, Miami Heat loss to LA Clippers, 111-91
    1988 1st NBA game at Palace of Auburn Hills, Pistons beat Hornets 94-85
    1988 Japan beats MLB all stars 2-1 in Tokyo (Game 1 of 7)
    1988 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; winners: Alysheba, Gt Communicator, Gulch, Is It True, Miesque, Open Mind, Personal Ensign
    1989 19th NYC Women's Marathon won by Ingrid Kristiansen in 2:25:30
    1989 20th NYC Marathon won by Juma Ikangaa in 2:08:01
    1989 US plays El Salvador in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
    1989 French McLaren driver Alain Prost withdraws early in wet Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide but wins his 3rd Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 16 points from team mate Ayrton Senna
    1992 "Revenge Match of the 20th century" American chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer defeats Russian Boris Spassky to win an unofficial match in Belgrade
    1993 1st NBA game in Alamodome, San Antonio Spurs beat Warriors 91-85
    1994 Tony Rominger bicycles world record for distance covered in one hour for second time (55.291 km)
    1994 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; winners: Barathea, Cherokee Run, Concern, Flanders, One Dreamer, Tikkanen, Timber Country
    1994 George Foreman (45) KOs Michael Moorer to win boxing Heavyweight championship
    1995 First NBA game at General Motors Place in Vancouver; Grizzlies beat Minnesota Timberwolves, 100-98 in OT
    1996 Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is the unanimous choice as AL Rookie of the year
    2010 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; Day 1 winners: Eldaafer, More Than Real, Dubai Majesty, Awesome Feather, Shared Account, Unrivaled Belle
    2011 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; Day 2 winners: Afleet Again, Wrote, Amazombie, Regally Ready, Caleb's Posse, St Nicholas Abbey, Hansen, Court Vision, Drosselmeyer
    2016 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 2 winners: Champagne Room, Queen's Trust, Drefong, Obviously, Classic Empire, Highland Reel, Finest City, Tourist, Arrogate
    2017 New York City Marathon: Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya wins men's race in 2:10:53, 3 seconds ahead of Wilson Kipsang; Shalane Flanagan (2:26:53) first American to win women's race since 1977

    BIRTHDAYS
    1873 Teddy Flack [Edwin], Australian athlete, double Olympic gold medallist in 1896, born in London, England (d. 1935)
    1883 Ernie Parker, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1913), born in Perth, Western Australia (d. 1918)
    1891 Herb McGirr, New Zealand cricketer (played in NZ's 1st Test series), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 1964)
    1891 Earl Neale, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (Virginia; NFL: Philadelphia Eagles) and MLB outfielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Parkersburg, West Virginia (d. 1973)
    1901 Eddie Paynter, English cricketer (England batting hero in Bodyline series), born in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, England (d. 1979)
    1904 Cooney Weiland, Canadian NHL forward (Boston Bruins), born in Seaforth, Ontario (d. 1985)
    1905 George Bissett, South African cricketer (successful South African quick in 1927-28), born in Kimberley, Cape Province, South Africa (d. 1965)
    1916 Len Wilkinson, English cricketer (England leg-spinner just before WW II), born in Northwich, Cheshire, England (d. 2002)
    1916 Jim Tabor, American MLB 3rd baseman (2 x grand slams in one game), born in New Hope, Alabama (d. 1953)
    1918 George Sheehan, American doctor, athlete and author ("Running & Being: The Total Experience," NY Times best seller), born in Brooklyn, NY (d. 1993)
    1920 Tommy Godwin, British track cyclist (Great Britain coach; 2 x Olympic bronze 1948; President British Cycling Federation), born in Connecticut, United States (d. 2012)
    1929 Lennart Johansson, Swedish soccer administrator (President Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) 1990–2007), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2019)
    1935 Lester Piggott, British jockey (11 time champ), born in Wantage, Berkshire, England
    1938 César Luis Menotti, Argentine football player (1978 FIFA World Cup) and coach, born in Rosario, Argentina
    1939 Kenneth Walter, South African cricket pace bowler (1961-62 series v NZ), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
    1947 Oļegs Antropovs, Latvian volleyball player (Olympic gold 1968), born in Shymkent, Kazakh SSR
    1950 Debbie Massey, American golfer (3-time LPGA Tour winner), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
    1952 Bill Walton, American NBA center (Portland Trailblazers, Boston Celtics), born in La Mesa, California
    1952 Oleg Blokhin, Ukrainian footballer, born in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR
    1960 Mark West, American NBA center (Detroit Pistons), born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky
    1962 Abédi Pelé, Ghanaian footballer (captain of Ghana National Team), born in Kibi, Eastern Region, Ghana
    1963 Hans Gilhaus, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse), born in Helmond, Netherlands
    1966 Nayim [Mohamed Alí Amar], Spanish footballer, born in Ceuta, Spain
    1967 Frank Pollack, American NFL tackle (SF 49ers), born in Camp Springs, Maryland
    1967 Grant Leury, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
    1967 Steve Wagner, field hockey goalkeeper (Olympics 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1968 Bob Dahl, American NFL guard (Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1968 Cary Blanchard, American NFL kicker (Indianapolis Colts), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2016)
    1968 Malcolm Frank, CFL cornerback (Edmonton Eskimos)
    1970 Javier Lopez, Puerto Rican baseball pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
    1970 Ryan Wetnight, American NFL tight end (Chicago Bears), born in Fresno, California
    1971 Erick Walder, American triple jumper, born in Mobile, Alabama
    1971 Sergei Berezin, Russian NHL forward (Team Russia, Olympic silver 1998), born in Voskrensensk, Russia
    1971 Todd Collins, American NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills), born in Walpole, Massachusetts
    1971 Rob Jones, English footballer (Liverpool), born in Wrexham, Wales
    1972 Tracy Greene, American NFL tight end (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Monroe, Louisiana
    1973 Alexei Yashin, Russian NHL center (Team Russia Olympic silver 1998, Ottawa Senators), born in Sverdlovsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
    1973 James Collins, American NBA guard (LA Clippers), born in Jacksonville, Florida
    1973 Johnny Damon, American professional baseball outfielder (Kansas City Royals), born in Fort Riley, Kansas
    1973 Kate Anderson, Australian 1.5k/3k/5k runner (Olympics 1996)
    1973 Rupert Grant, American NFL fullback (NE Patriots), born in Washington, D.C.
    1974 Conrad Hamilton, American football cornerback (NY Giants), born in Alamogordo, New Mexico
    1974 Jerry Stackhouse, American NBA guard and forward (Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers), born in Kinston, North Carolina
    1974 Dado Pršo, Croatian footballer, born in Zadar, SFR Yugoslavia
    1977 Tuula Puputti, Finnish ice hockey goalie (Finland, Olympics 1998), born in Kuopio, Finland
    1977 Richard Wright, English football goalkeeper and coach (Manchester City), born in Ipswich, England
    1978 Bubba Watson Jr., American golfer (US Masters 2012, 2014), born in Bagdad, Florida
    1980 Christoph Metzelder, German footballer, born in Haltern, West Germany
    1980 Jaime Camara, Brazilian racing driver, born in Goiânia, Brazil
    1983 Mike Hanke, German footballer, born in Hamm, West Germany
    1984 Nick Folk, American football player, born in Los Angeles, California
    1984 Tobias Enstrom, Swedish hockey player, born in Nordingrå, Sweden
    1984 Eliud Kipchoge, Kenyan distance runner (Olympic gold marathon 2016; first under 2:00), born in Kapsisiywa, Kenya
    1986 Kasper Schmeichel, Danish footballer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
    1992 Odell Beckham Jr., American NFL player (New York Giants), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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    1869 1st US college football game, players used their hands or feet, Rutgers 6 Princeton 4
    1929 Providence Steam Roller become first NFL team to host a game at night under floodlights; lose 16-0 against the Chicago Cardinals at the Cycledrome, Providence, RI
    1934 NFL Philadelphia Eagles beat Cincinnati Reds 64-0
    1950 Branch Rickey signs 5-yr contract as VP/GM of Pittsburgh Pirates
    1955 Ryder Cup Golf, Thunderbird Ranch & CC: US wins 8-4; Chick Harbert captains Americans to 7th consecutive event victory
    1956 Netherlands and Spain withdraw from Olympics in protest against Soviet actions in the Hungarian Revolution
    1961 US government issues a stamp honoring 100th birthday of James Naismith (invented game of basketball - actually Canadian)
    1974 Dodger Mike Marshall is 1st relief pitcher to win Cy Young Award
    1976 Former Twins relief ace Bill Campbell is 1st free-agent to sign with a new team, joining the Red Sox for $1 million over 4 years
    1981 Larry Holmes TKOs Renaldo Snipes in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
    1983 Tampa Bay Buccaneer James Wilder rushes for 219 yards vs Minnesota Vikings
    1988 Japan & MLB all stars played to a 6-6 draw (Game 2 of 7)
    1988 Steve Jones wins 19th NYC men's marathon (2:08:20); Grete Waitz wins record 9th women's title
    1990 Braves' Dave Justice wins NL Rookie of Year
    1993 Evander Holyfield beats Riddick Bowe in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
    1993 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; winners: Arcangues, Brocco, Cardmania, Hollywood Wildcat, Kotashaan, Lure, Phone Chatter
    1994 24th NYC Women's Marathon won by Tegla Loroupe in 2:27:37
    1994 25th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:11:21
    1995 Art Modell officially announces Cleveland Browns are moving to Balt
    1997 SF Giants manager Dusty Baker named NL Manager of the Year
    1999 4th Rugby World Cup Final, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff: Wallabies fullback Matt Burke lands 7 penalties and 2 conversions as Australia beats France, 35-12
    1999 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Gulfstream Park; winners: Cat Thief, Anees, Beautiful Pleasure, Daylami, Silic, Soaring Softly, Cash Run, Artax
    2009 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 1 winners: Man of Iron, Tapitsfly, She Be Wild, Midday, Informed Decision, Life Is Sweet
    2010 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; Day 2 winners: Pluck, Big Drama, Chamberlain Bridge, Uncle Mo, Goldikova, Dakota Phone, Dangerous Midge, Blame
    2011 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Moscow, Russia: Czech pair Lucie Hradecká & Květa Peschke beats Maria Kirilenko & Elena Vesnina of Russia to clinch a 3-2 win for the visitors in the final

    BIRTHDAYS
    1861 James Naismith, Canadian-American physical educator and inventor (basketball, football helmet), born in Almonte, Ontario (d. 1939)
    1887 Walter Johnson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (3-time Triple Crown: Washington Senators), born in Humboldt, Kansas (d. 1946)
    1906 James D. Norris, American sports businessman (Chicago Black Hawks), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1966)
    1919 Alan Lisette, New Zealand cricketer (NZ slow left-armer vs West Indies 1956), born in Morrinsville, New Zealand (d. 1973)
    1920 Sir John Smith, English soccer administrator (chairman Liverpool F.C. 1973-90), born in Liverpool, (d. 1995)
    1921 Geoff Rabone, New Zealand cricket all-rounder, captain (NZ 12 Tests @ 31.22, 16 wickets), born in Gore, Southland (d. 2006)
    1923 Aleksandra Chudina, Soviet athlete, track jumper (Olympic-2 silver-1952), born in Kurkinsky District, Russia (d. 1990)
    1927 Eric St Eval Atkinson, West Indian cricketer (bro of Denis WI pace bowler 1958-59), born in Rockley, Christ Church, Barbados (d. 1998)
    1931 Peter Collins, English race car driver, born in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England (d. 1958)
    1933 Knut Johannesen, Norwegian 5K/10K speed skater (Olympic gold 1964), born in Oslo, Norway
    1938 Mack Jones, American baseball player, born in Atlanta (d. 2004)
    1947 Larry James, American track athlete, 4X400m relayer (Olympic gold 1968), born in Mount Pleasant, New York (d. 2008)
    1947 Jim Rosenthal, English sports presenter, born in Oxford, England
    1956 Graeme Wood, Australian cricketer (Australian lefty opening batsman 1978-88), born in East Fremantle, Australia
    1963 Jean-Marc Chouinard, epee (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
    1964 Erik Kramer [William Erik Kramer] American former NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears), born in Encino, California
    1965 Brian Givens, American baseball pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Lompoc, California
    1967 Dennis Brown, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers), born in Los Angeles, California
    1967 Jackie Auzias de Turenne, WPVA volleyballer (Natl-17th-1995), born in Seattle, Washington
    1967 Shuzo Matsuoka, Japanese tennis star (1995 USTA/Binghampton), born in Tokyo, Japan
    1968 Alfred Williams, American NFL defensive end (SF 49ers, Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Houston, Texas
    1968 Chad Curtis, American outfielder (NY Yankees, Detroit Tigers), born in Marion, Indiana
    1968 Edward Linskens, Dutch soccer player (PSV), born in Venray, Netherlands
    1969 Don Wengert, American baseball pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Sioux City, Iowa
    1970 Eric Mueller, American rower (Olympic silver 1996), born in Kansas City, Missouri
    1970 Maa Tanuvasa, American NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Nu'uuli, American Samoa
    1970 Patrick Burke, Irish CFL cornerback (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Dublin, Ireland
    1970 Rich Braham, American NFL center (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Morgantown, West Virginia
    1971 Derrick Alexander, American NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens), born in Detroit, Michigan
    1972 Anthony Brown, American NFL tackle (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Okinawa, Japan
    1972 Vicki Movessian, American ice hockey defenseman (USA, Olympic-98), born in Concord, Massachusetts
    1972 Garry Flitcroft, English soccer midfielder, manager (Manchester City, Blackburn Rovers), born in Bolton, Lancashire
    1972 Deivi Cruz, American baseball player, born in Nizao, Dominican Republic
    1973 Taje Allen, American football player (St Louis Rams), born in Lubbock, Texas
    1974 Frank Vandenbroucke, Belgian road racing cyclist, born in Mouscron, Belgium (d. 2009)
    1975 Mike Maurer, Canadian CFL fullback (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
    1976 Laurie Baker, American ice hockey forward (USA, Olympic-gold-98), born in Concord, Massachusetts
    1976 Pat Tillman, American football player and U.S. Army Ranger, born in Fremont, California (d. 2004)
    1978 Scott Piercy, American golfer (US Open 2016 runner-up), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
    1978 Zak Morioka, Brazilian racing driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
    1979 Lamar Odom, American basketball player, born in South Jamaica, New York
    1987 Ana Ivanović, Serbian tennis player (French Open 2008; world #1 08), born in Belgrade, Serbia
    1988 Erik Lund, Swedish footballer, born in Ljungskile, Sweden
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    1933 Pennsylvania voters overturn blue law, by permitting Sunday sports
    1942 Cyclist Fausto Coppi establishes world record (45,848 km)
    1943 Detroit Lions 0, NY Giants 0; last scoreless tie in NFL
    1954 Cleveland Browns' Chet Hanulak sets club record with 7 punt returns & win by their largest margin of victory (59) beating Wash 62-3
    1957 Phillies pitcher Jack Sanford wins NL Rookie of Year
    1959 Ryder Cup Golf, Eldorado GC: Sam Snead leads US to comprehensive 8½-3½ win
    1962 Glenn Hall set NHL record of 503 consecutive games as goalie
    1963 New York Yankee Elston Howard is 1st african American ever voted AL MVP
    1964 NL keeps Braves in Milwaukee in 1965, may move to Atlanta in 1966
    1970 Argentine boxer Carlos Monzon upsets defending champion Nino Benvenuti of Italy in 12th round KO in Rome to win WBC, WBA middleweight titles
    1974 63rd Davis Cup: South Africa beats India in (w/o)
    1978 Boston Red Sox Jim Rice wins AL MVP
    1987 3rd College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 32-25 in South Bend
    1988 MLB all stars beats Japan 16-8 (Game 3 of 7)
    1989 Balt's Gregg Olson is 1st relief pitcher to win AL Rookie of Year
    1991 1st NBA game in Delta City, Utah Jazz beats Seattle 103-95
    1991 Magic Johnson announces he has HIV virus & retires from LA Lakers
    1992 1st NBA game at America West Arena, Phoenix Suns beat Clippers 111-105
    1992 4th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 54-7 in South Bend
    1993 French Williams driver Alain Prost finishes 2nd in season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide to claim his 4th F1 World Drivers Championship by 26 points from Ayrton Senna; Prost announces his retirement from F1 racing
    1996 Ex-NFL running back and Heisman Trophy winner Mike Rozier, is shot several times in his hometown of Camden, New Jersey; recovers
    1998 10th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 31-26 in Chestnut Hill
    1998 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; winners: Awesome Again, Answer Lively, Escena, Buck's Boy, Da Hoss, Silverbulletday, Reraise
    2009 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 2 winners: Pounced, California Flag, Dancing In Silks, Vale of York, Goldikova, Furthest Land, Conduit, Zenyatta
    2010 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, San Diego, California: Flavia Pennetta of Italy beats American CoCo Vandeweghe 6-1, 6-2 to wrap up a 3-1 win and 3rd title for the Italians
    2017 South Korean golfer Park Sung-hyun becomes the first LPGA rookie to be ranked no. 1
    2017 Melbourne Cup: Joseph O’Brien at 24 is the youngest trainer to win with Rekindling jockeyed by Corey Brown
    2018 For second straight year France wins Six Nations Rugby Championship on points difference from Ireland, with a final round 46-19 win over Scotland at Stade de France, Saint Denis; Ireland again takes Triple Crown

    BIRTHDAYS
    1921 Jack Fleck, American golfer (US Open 1955), born in Bettendorf, Iowa (d. 2014)
    1927 Hiroshi Yamauchi, Japanese businessman (President of Nintendo, 1949-2003, owner of Seattle Mariners), born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 2013)
    1936 Al Attles, American NBA point guard and coach (SF/GS Warriors), born in Newark, New Jersey
    1938 Jim Katt, American baseball pitcher and sportscaster (NY Yankees, Minnesota Twins), born in Zeeland, Michigan
    1944 Joe Niekro, American MLB baseball knuckler (NY Yankees), born in Martins Ferry, Ohio (d. 2006)
    1944 Luigi Riva, Italian footballer (Cagliari), born in Leggiuno, Italy
    1947 Bob Anderson, English darts player, born in Winchester, Hampshire, England
    1947 Yutaka Fukumoto, Japanese professional baseball player, born in Osaka, Japan
    1948 Alex Ribeiro, Brazilian racing driver, born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    1951 Dan Duva, American boxing promoter and producer (Howard Stern New Years Party), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 1996)
    1953 Lucinda Green, English equestrian (Olympic silver 1984), born in Andover, Hampshire, England
    1957 Jonathan Palmer, British businessman and Formula One racer, born in Lewisham, London
    1957 Kathy McMillan, American long jumper (Olympic silver 1976), born in Raeford, North Carolina
    1959 Billy Gillispie, American basketball coach (Ranger College), born in Abilene, Texas
    1959 Alexandre Guimarães, Costa Rican football player and manager, born in Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil
    1961 Mintcho Pachov, Bulgarian 67.5kg weightlifer (Olympic bronze 1980)
    1962 Wayne N. Phillips, Australian opener cricketer (Test for Aust v Ind 1992), born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia
    1963 John Barnes, British football player, born in Kingston, Jamaica
    1963 Michael Heidt, hockey defenseman (Team Germany), born in Calgary, Alberta
    1963 Shelly Miller, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-25th-1994), born in Youngstown, Ohio
    1965 Sigrun Wodars, German middle distance athlete (Olympic gold 1988)
    1966 Andy Tomberlin, American baseball outfielder (NY Mets), born in Monroe, North Carolina
    1966 Murphy Su'a, New Zealand cricket pace bowler (NZ left-arm of Samoan parents), born in Whanganui, New Zealand
    1966 Calvin Borel, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (Kentucky Derby 2007, 09, 10), born in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana
    1968 Russ Springer, American MLB pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Alexandria, Louisiana
    1969 Michelle Morse, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1995), born in Fort Rucker, Alabama
    1969 Tanya Dubnicoff, Canadian cyclist (Olympic 6th 1992, 96), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
    1970 Andre Hastings, American NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints), born in Atlanta, Georgia
    1970 Kris[ten] Fillat, field hockey forward (Olympics 1996), born in San Diego, California
    1970 Marc Rosset, Swiss tennis star (1992 French Doubles), born in Geneva, Switzerland
    1970 Andy Houston, American NASCAR driver, born in Hickory, North Carolina
    1972 Emily Lesueur, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold teams 1996), born in Glendale, California
    1972 Jane Taylor, Australian tennis star (1995 Futures-Wagga Waga), born in Hunter Valley, Australia
    1972 Jimmy Gary Jr., American NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks), born in Stuart, Florida
    1972 Marcus Stewart, English football player, born in Bristol, England
    1973 Martín Palermo, Argentine footballer, born in La Plata, Argentina
    1974 Kris Benson, American baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Superior, Wisconsin
    1974 Tarek Saleh, American football linebacker (Carolina Panthers), born in Woodbridge, Connecticut
    1976 Mark Philippoussis, Australian tennis star (140 MPH serve), born in Melbourne, Australia
    1976 Zahir Raheem, bantamweight boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1978 Rio Ferdinand, English footballer (England national team 1997-2001), born in Camberwell, England
    1978 Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, Dutch footballer (PSV Eindhoven), born in Oldenzaal, Netherlands
    1979 Danny Fonseca, Costa Rican soccer midfielder (28 caps; Cartaginés 537 games), born in Cartago, Costa Rica
    1979 Will Demps, American football player, born in Charleston, South Carolina
    1979 Mike Commodore, Canadian professional hockey player (Carolina Hurricanes), born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
    1980 Gervasio Deferr, Spanish gymnast (Olympic gold 2000, 2004), born in Premià de Mar, Barcelona

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    1920 Baseball meeting to depose Ban Johnson is set for Nov 12th
    1950 Walt Dropo of Boston Red Sox selected AL Rookie of Year
    1951 NY Yankee Catcher Yogi Berra wins 1st of his 3 MVP awards
    1961 Whitey Ford is voted Cy Young Award winner over Warren Spahn
    1966 President Lyndon B. Johnson signs anti-trust immunity to AFL-NFL merger
    1970 Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks NFL record 63 yard field goal
    1970 5th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats Great Britain 12-7
    1988 Arco Arena in Sacramento CA opens, Sac Kings lose to Seattle, 97-75
    1989 Cubs Jerome Walton wins the NL Rookie of Year
    1990 Darryl Strawberry signs 5-year contract with LA Dodgers
    1991 Paul Coffey sets NHL defensman soring mark with 311th goal
    1992 Nigel Mansell in a Williams crashes during the season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide but wins his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 52 points; Mansell won record 9 GPs during the season
    1994 Cleveland Cavaliers 1st game at Gund Arena, lose to Hous Rockets, 100-98
    1997 Tampa Bay Devil Rays name their 1st manager Larry Rothschild
    1997 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Hollywood Park; winners: Countess Diana, Elmhurst, Ajina, Spinning World, Favorite Trick, Chief Bearhart, Skip Away
    2008 18th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 17-0 in Chestnut Hill
    2009 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Reggio Calabria, Italy: Flavia Pennetta beats American Melanie Oudin 7-5, 6-2 to give the home team an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends 4-0) and their 2nd title
    2017 Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa breaks the world record for surfing the biggest-ever wave at 24.4m at Nazaré, Portugal

    BIRTHDAYS
    1896 Bucky Harris, American baseball player and manager (Phillies, Yankees), born in Port Jervis, New York (d. 1977)
    1916 Frank McGuire, American basketball coach (won 550 games in 30 college seasons), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
    1922 Ademir de Menezes, Brazilian footballer (Brazil national team 1945-53), born in Recife, Brazil (d. 1996)
    1929 Trevor McMahon, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (v India & Pak 1955-56), born in Wellington, New Zealand
    1929 Bobby Bowden, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Florida State 1976-2009; National C'ship 1993, 99), born in Birmingham, Alabama
    1937 Dragoslav Šekularac, Serbian footballer, born in Štip, Yugoslavia (d. 2019)
    1942 Angel Cordero Jr, Puerto Rican Hall of Fame jockey (Kentucky Derby 1974, 76, 85), born in Santurce, Puerto Rico
    1943 Martin Peters, British football player (England national team 1966-74) and manager, born in Plaistow, Essex, England
    1945 Tony Mann, Australian cricket leggie (1977 century as nightwatchman v India), born in Middle Swan, Western Australia
    1952 Jan Raas, Dutch cyclist (World champ 1979), born in Heinkenszand, Netherlands
    1952 Jerry Remy, American MLB player and commentator, born in Fall River, Massachusetts
    1952 John Denny, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Prescott, Arizona
    1957 Yohan Gunasekera, Sri Lankan cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka 1983), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
    1957 Alan Curbishley, English football manager (Charlton Athletic), born in Forest Gate, Essex, England
    1959 Simon Davis, Australian cricket pace bowler (Test v NZ 1986, no wkts), born in Brighton, Victoria, Australia
    1962 Ron Johnson, Australian baseball hitting coach (Olympics 1996)
    1963 Dwight Smith, American outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Tallahassee, Florida
    1963 Paul Butcher, American NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers), born in Detroit, Michigan
    1964 Chuck Cecil, American NFL safety (Houston Oilers), born in Red Bluff, California
    1965 Bart Latuheru, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse), born in Capelle aan den IJssel, Netherlands
    1965 Jeff Blauser, American infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Los Gatos, California
    1965 Mike Peluso, American NHL left wing (NJ Devils), born in Pengilly, Minnesota
    1966 Michael Soles, CFL fullback (Montreal Alouettes), born in Pointe-Claire, Canada
    1966 Ulrich Cruden, Suriname soccer player (NEC), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
    1967 Frantisek Kaberle, Czech ice hockey forward (Team Czech Rep), born in Kladno, Czechia
    1967 Henry Rodriguez, Dominican baseball outfielder (Montreal Expos), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    1967 Jay Taylor, American NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs), born in San Diego, California
    1967 Mark Zollitsch, American kayaker (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Orono, Maine
    1967 Rhonda Kottke, WPVA volleyballer, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
    1968 Jose Offerman, Dominican infielder (KC Royals), born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
    1968 Keith Jones, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals), born in Brantford, Canada
    1968 Michelle Kline, American speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Golden Valley, Minnesota
    1968 Sergio Porrini, Italian footballer, born in Milan, Italy
    1969 Devon McDonald, American NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts), born in Kingston, Jamaica
    1969 Ricardo McDonald, American NFL linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Kingston, Jamaica
    1970 DeWayne Knight, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Hampton, Virginia
    1970 Qadry Ismail, American NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings, Miami Dolphins), born in Newark, New Jersey
    1970 José Francisco Porras, Costa Rican footballer, born in Grecia, Costa Rica
    1971 Anna Katrina Simcic, backstroker (Olympics 1996), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
    1971 Twan Scheepers, Dutch soccer player (MVV), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
    1972 Chris Fydler, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
    1972 Ken Blackman, American NFL guard (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Brunswick, Georgia
    1973 Frantisek Kaberle, Czech ice hockey defenceman (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998), born in Kladno, Czech Republic
    1973 Nicole Teter, American 800m runner, born in Palo Alto, California
    1975 Brevin Knight, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Livingston, New Jersey
    1975 José Pinto, Spanish footballer, born in El Puerto de Santa María, Spain
    1976 Brett Lee, Australian cricketer (brother of Shane, AIS representative), born in Wollongong, Australia
    1977 Nick Punto, American baseball player, born in San Diego, California
    1978 Ali Karimi, Iranian footballer, born in Karaj, Iran
    1978 Júlio Sérgio Bertagnoli, Brazilian footballer, born in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil
    1978 Spyros Gogolos, Greek footballer, born in Corfu Island, Greece
    1978 Tim de Cler, Dutch footballer, born in Leiden, Netherlands
    1978 Maurice Evans, American basketball player (Washington Wizards), born in Wichita, Kansas
    1979 Aaron Hughes, Northern Irish footballer, born in Cookstown, Northern Ireland
    1980 Luis Fabiano, Brazilian footballer, born in São Paulo, Brazil
    1981 Joe Cole, English footballer, born in Paddington, London
    1982 Mika Kallio, Finnish Grand Prix motorcycle racer, born in Valkeakoski, Finland
    1983 Blanka Vlašić, Croatian high jumper, born in Split, Croatia
    1983 Remko Pasveer, Dutch footballer, born in Enschede, Netherlands
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    1907 Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club 1st game, loses to Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club 26-5 at Edmonton Exhibition Grounds
    1950 Phillies skipper Eddie Sawyer selected as Manager of Year
    1950 White Sox release Luke Appling, who had been a Sox since 1930
    1953 Supreme Court rules Major League baseball exempt from anti-trust laws
    1961 PGA eliminates caucasians only rule
    1965 1st NY Knick game postponed (black-out) vs St Louis
    1965 Willie Mays named NL MVP
    1982 Brewers' Robin Yount wins AL MVP unanimously
    1984 Larry Holmes TKOs Bonecrusher Smith in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
    1984 Most shots in a NY Islander game (88 - Isles 45, NY Rangers 43)
    1988 MLB All-Star team beat Japan 8-2 in Nishinomya, (Game 4 of 7)
    1991 Houston's Roman Anderson is 1st NCAA to kick 400 pts
    1996 8th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 48-21 in Chestnut Hill
    1996 Evander Holyfield upsets Mike Tyson in 11th-round knockout in Las Vegas to regain WBA heavyweight boxing title; second boxer, after Muhammad Ali, to win a heavyweight title 3 times
    2008 American tennis star Venus Williams wins her first career year-ending title; beats Russian Vera Zvonareva 6–7, 6–0, 6–2 in the WTA Tour Championship final at Doha, Qatar
    2014 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Prague, Czech Republic: Home favourite Petra Kvitová beats Germany's Angelique Kerber 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 for an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends 3-1) and an 8th title for the Czechs
    2015 World Anti-Doping Agency commission report recommends Russian Federation be banned from athletics competitions for running a "state-supported" doping programme

    BIRTHDAYS
    1921 Viktor Chukarin, Soviet gymnast (Olympic gold 1952, 56), born in Mariupol, Ukraine (d. 1984)
    1923 Alice Coachman, American athlete (Olympic gold high jump 1948), born in Albany, Georgia (d. 2014)
    1925 Bill Bruton, American MLB outfielder (NL stolen bases leader 1953-55), born in Penola, Alabama (d. 1995)
    1930 Charlie Jones, American sportscaster (Almost Anything Goes), born in Fort Smith, Arkansas (d. 2008)
    1931 Whitey Herzog, American baseball manager (St Louis Cardinals), born in New Athens, Illinois
    1935 Bob Gibson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Cy Young/NL MVP 1968), born in Omaha, Nebraska
    1942 Tom Weiskopf, American golfer (British Open 1973), born in Massillon, Ohio
    1943 John Shepherd, cricketer (WI all-rounder 1969-71, later in South Africa), born in Belleplaine, Barbados
    1948 Sharon Stouder, American 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympic gold 1964), born in Altadena, California (d. 2013)
    1953 Gaétan Hart, Canadian boxer
    1959 Sito Pons, Spanish motorbike racer, born in Barcelona, Spain
    1963 Anthony Bowie, American NBA guard (NY Knicks, Orlando Magic), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
    1964 Leah Pells, Canadian 1.5k runner (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
    1965 Todd Gill, Canadian NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Brockville, Canada
    1966 Virgil Robertson, CFL defensive end (BC Lions), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
    1967 Scott Bianco, 90 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Kamloops, British Columbia
    1967 Ricky Otto, English footballer, born in London
    1968 Jeff Brady, American NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
    1969 Angel Miranda, Puerto Rican baseball pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico
    1970 Bill Guerin, American NHL right wing (NJ Devils, Oilers), born in Wilbraham, Massachusetts
    1970 Chad Ogea, American baseball pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in Lake Charles, Louisiana
    1970 Chantal Brunner, long jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Wellington, New Zealand
    1970 Melanie Roche, Australian softball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Bankstown, New South Wales
    1971 David Duval, American golfer (British Open 2001), born in Jacksonville, Florida
    1971 Jimmy Hitchcock, American NFL cornerback (NE Patriots), born in Concord, North Carolina
    1971 Michael Barber, American NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks), born in Winfield, West Virginia
    1971 Steve Rhem, American NFL wide receiver (New Orleans Saints), born in Ocala, Florida
    1972 Laxmi Poruri, American tennis star (1994 Futures-College Park), born in Guntur, India
    1972 Mark Fields, American NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints), born in Los Angeles, California
    1973 Fred Lindberg, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales Australia
    1973 Zisis Vryzas, Greek footballer, born in Kavala, Greece
    1974 Alessandro Del Piero, Italian footballer, born in Conegliano, Italy
    1979 Adam Dunn, American baseball player, born in Houston, Texas
    1979 Martin Taylor, English footballer, born in Ashington, England
    1980 James Harper, English footballer, born in Bell, California
    1980 Dominique Maltais, Canadian snowboarder, born in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Canada
    1984 Joel Zumaya, American baseball player, born in Chula Vista, California
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    1940 Pittsburgh & Philadelphia play a penalty free NFL game
    1945 College football's #1 Army beats #2 Notre Dame 48-0
    1950 After 9 years, Cleveland Indians fire manager Lou Boudreau
    1957 NFL record crowd (102,368), '49ers vs Rams in LA
    1957 Cleveland Browns' Don Paul sets club record for longest fumble return with a 89-yard run (and TD), beating Pittsburgh 24-0
    1963 Gordie Howe takes over NHL career goal lead at 545
    1964 Braves sign a 25-year lease to play in the new Atlanta stadium
    1974 Montreal Canadiens shutout Washington Capitals 11-0
    1977 Major Indoor Soccer League officially organized (NYC)
    1978 Larry Holmes KOs Alfredo Evangelist in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
    1983 'Marvelous' Marvin Hagler retains world middleweight boxing title with a 15-round unanimous points decision over Roberto Durán at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas; first time Hagler taken the distance as champion
    1984 Australia all out for 76 v West Indies at cricket WACA, Holding 6-21
    1984 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Hollywood Park; winners: Chief's Crown, Eillo, Lashkari, Outstandingly, Princess Rooney, Royal Heroine, Wild Again
    1988 MLB All-Star team beats Japan 3-1 in Tokyo (Game 5 of 7)
    1991 Bernie Kosar ends NFL record of 308 passes without an interception
    1991 Martina Navratilova ties Chris Evert with 157 pro tennis tournament wins
    1991 South Africa's 1st cricket international since 1970 - one-day v India
    1996 46th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Terry Labonte wins
    2003 Kim Clijsters of Belgium becomes first female tennis player to earn $US4 million in a season when she overwhelms Amélie Mauresmo 6-2, 6-0 for the WTA Tour Championship at the Staples Center, Los Angeles
    2012 22nd College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 21-6 in Chestnut Hill

    BIRTHDAYS
    1896 Jimmy Dykes, American MLB infielder, manager (All Star 1933-34), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1976)
    1919 Bulldog Turner, American NFL center (Chicago Bears), born in Plains, Texas (d. 1998)
    1930 Gene Conley, American MLB player and NBA player, born in Muskogee, Oklahoma (d. 2017)
    1933 Seymour Nurse, Barbadian cricketer (prolific WI batsman, 258 v NZ 1969), born in Jack-My-Nanny Gap, Black Rock, Saint Michael, Barbados (d. 2019)
    1934 Lucien Bianchi, Italian-Belgian auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1968), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1969)
    1934 Norm Cash, American baseball 1st baseman (Detroit Tigers), born in Eldorado, Texas (d. 1986)
    1943 George Sauer, Jr., AFL player (New York Jets), born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin (d. 2013)
    1951 Morris Hatalsky, American golfer (4 PGA Tour titles), born in San Diego, California
    1952 Gerry DiNardo, American football player (Notre Dame Fighting Irish) and coach (Colorado), born in Queens, New York
    1955 Jack Clark, Penns, American MLB outfielder (Giants, Cards, Yanks, Padres), born in New Brighton, Pennsylvania
    1957 Jodi Anderson, American long jump champ (1978-81), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1959 Linda Cohn, American sportscaster (ESPN's SportsCenter), born in Long Island, New York
    1960 Dan Hawkins, American college football coach (University of Colorado 2006-10), born in Fall River Mills, California
    1961 Ramona Pagel, American shot putter, born in Los Angeles, California
    1961 John Walton, English darts player (winner of BDO World Darts Championship 2001), born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England
    1962 Cathy Boswell, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1984), born in Joliet, Illinois
    1963 Michael Anthony Powell, American long jumper (world record 1991, Olympic silver 1988, 92), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1964 Keith Lockhart, American baseball infielder (KC Royals), born in Whittier, California
    1964 Kenny Rogers, American MLB pitcher (perfect game 1994), born in Savannah, Georgia
    1964 Magnús Scheving, Icelandic athlete, writer and producer (LazyTown), born in Borgarnes, Iceland
    1965 Eddie Irvine, Irish auto racer (runner-up World F1 Championship 1999), born in Newtownards, Northern Ireland
    1965 Jamie Dixon, American basketball coach (University of Pittsburgh men's basketball team 2003-16), born in Burbank, California
    1966 Kyle Kopp, water polo 2m offense (Olympics 1996), born in San Bernardino, California
    1967 Jed Roberts, Canadian CFL defensive tackle (Edmonton Eskimos), born in Ottawa, Ontario
    1968 Calvin Tiggle, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
    1968 Jeffrey Kooistra, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen/NEC), born in Amsterdam
    1968 Lissa Maria Sneck, ice hockey goalie (Finland, Olympics 1998)
    1968 Lonnie Marts, American NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs, Tennessee Oilers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
    1969 Arjan van der Laan, Dutch soccer player (Sparta), born in Nieuwkoop, Netherlands
    1969 Dan Farthing, CFL slot back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
    1969 Ed Ward, Canadian NHL right wing (Calgary Flames), born in Edmonton, Alberta
    1969 Rod Milstead, American NFL guard (SF 49ers), born in Washington, D.C.
    1969 Faustino Asprilla, Colombian footballer, born in Tuluá, Colombia
    1969 Jens Lehmann, German football goalkeeper, born in Essen, West Germany
    1970 Trent Dimas, American gymnast (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
    1970 Freddy Loix, Belgian rally driver, born in Tongeren, Belgium
    1971 Butch Huskey, American baseball infielder (NY Mets), born in Anadarko, Oklahoma
    1971 Jennifer McFalls, American softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Arlington, Texas
    1971 Kate Slatter, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
    1972 Dick Kooijman, Dutch soccer player (Heracles, FC Groningen, Az), born in Wijk bij Duurstede, Netherlands
    1972 Isaac Bruce, American NFL wide receiver (St Louis Rams), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    1972 Shawn Green, American baseball outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Des Plaines, Illinois
    1972 Virág Csurgó, Hungarian tennis star (1993 Futures-Freeport), born in Siófok, Hungary
    1973 Cale Hulse, Canadian NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames), born in Edmonton, Alberta
    1973 Darius Holland, American NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Petersburg, Virginia
    1973 John Solomon, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
    1973 Zahid Fazal, Pakistani cricket batsman (occasional Tests since 1992), born in Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan
    1973 Patrik Berger, Czech footballer, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
    1976 Steffen Iversen, Norwegian footballer, born in Oslo, Norway
    1976 Shefki Kuqi, Finnish footballer (Sheffield Wednesday), born in Vushtrri, SFR Yugoslavia
    1977 Matt Cepicky, American baseball player, born in St. Louis, Missouri
    1980 Troy Bell, American basketball player, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
    1980 Donté Stallworth, American NFL wide receiver (New Orleans Saints), born in Sacramento, California
    1981 Tony Blanco, American baseball player (Washington Nationals), born in San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic
    1982 Clayton Fortune, English footballer (Bristol City), born in Forest Gate, England
    1983 Craig Smith, American basketball player (Minnesota Timberwolves), born in Inglewood, California
    1984 Kendrick Perkins, American basketball player (Boston Celtics), born in Nederland, Texas
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    1889 British Open Men's Golf, Musselburgh Links: Willie Park Jr wins his second Open title; beats Andrew Kirkaldy by 5 in 36-hole playoff
    1926 Eddie Collins is released as White Sox manager
    1934 1st penalty shot vs Toronto Maple Leafs, Mondou (Mont) unsuccessful
    1943 Spud Chandler wins AL MVP; Stan Musial wins NL MVP
    1944 NY Rangers set NHL record of 25 games without a win (0-21-4)
    1946 New York Knicks' 1st game at Madison Square Garden, lose 78-68 to Chicago Stags
    1953 Jimmy Dykes succeeds Marty Marion as Baltimore Orioles manager
    1960 Largest NY Knick 49th St Madison Square Garden crowd-18,499
    1963 Gordie Howe ties Rocket Richard's lifetime 544 goal record
    1968 As a rookie, Elvin Hayes scores 54 points against the Detroit Pistons, a career-high
    1972 6th Rugby League World Cup: Australia and Great Britain tie 10-10; Great Britain awarded the cup
    1980 Islanders' Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against North Stars
    1982 30th time Islanders shut-out-2-0 vs North Stars
    1983 Wayne Phillips scores 159 on Test Cricket debut, v Pakistan at WACA
    1987 Roger Clemens wins consecutive Cy Young Awards
    1987 Football striker Mark Hughes plays for Wales and Bayern Munich in 2 countries on same day; appears for Wales in 2-0 European Championship loss to Czechoslovakia in Prague, then jets to Munich for 3-2 Cup win over Borussia
    1996 Braves' John Smoltz wins NL Cy Young Award
    1997 Roger Clemens wins his 4th AL Cy Young Award
    1997 WNBA expands to Detroit & Washington, D.C.
    2000 155 skiers and snowboarders die when a funicular railway catches fire in an alpine tunnel near Kaprun, Austria
    2000 12th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 28-16 in South Bend
    2001 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Madrid, Spain: Kim Clijsters beats Elena Dementieva 6-0, 6-4 to clinch Belgium's first title with unassailable 2-0 lead (ends, 2-1)
    2002 Belgian tennis star Kim Clijsters beats American Serena Williams 7–5, 6–3 to win the season-ending WTA Tour Championship at the Staples Center, Los Angeles
    2007 Justine Henin of Belgium beats Russian Maria Sharapova 5–7, 7–5, 6–3 to win $1m winners cheque and her 2nd straight season-ending WTA Tour Championship in Madrid, Spain
    2013 Novak Đoković claims back-to-back ATP World Tour Finals tennis titles with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Spaniard Rafael Nadal in the final in London, England
    2014 Samsung Lions win the 2014 Korean Series in baseball
    2018 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Prague, Czech Republic: in a final denuded of both countries' top players Kateřina Siniaková beats American Sofia Kenin 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 to clinch a 3-0 win for the home side

    BIRTHDAYS
    1891 Rabbit Maranville, American baseball player (Boston Braves), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1954)
    1899 Pie Traynor, American baseball hall of fame 3rd baseman (Pirates), born in Framingham, Massachusetts (d. 1972)
    1910 Franz Kemser, German 4 man bobsled (Olympic gold 1952), born in Partenkirchen, Bayern, Germany (d. 1986)
    1924 Rusi Modi, Indian cricketer (strong Indian batsman in post-War years), born in Bombay, India (d. 1996)
    1926 Harry Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Owen Sound, Ontario (d. 1998)
    1926 Maria Teresa de Filippis, Italian racing car driver (first woman to complete in Formula One), born in Naples (d. 2016)
    1928 Trevor Meale, New Zealand cricketer (batted in 2 Tests NZ v England 1958), born in Papatoetoe, Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2010)
    1934 Elzbieta Krzesinska, Polish long jumper (Olympic gold 1956)
    1934 Paula Myers-Pope, American platform diver, 2 silver, 1 bronze (Oly 1952-60)
    1937 Warner Wolf, sportscaster (WABC-TV, WCBS-TV), born in Washington, D.C.
    1938 Josef Odozil, Czech, 1500m (Olympic silver 1964)
    1938 Haruhiro Yamashita, Japanese gymnast
    1939 Claudia Boyarskikh, USSR, 5K/10K cross country (Olympic gold 1964)
    1940 Barbara Boxer, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1983-92/Sen-D-CA, 1993-2017), born in New York City
    1945 Bryan 'Pop' Robson, English soccer forward (Newcastle, West Ham), born in Sunderland, County Durham
    1949 Kathy Postlewait, American golfer (4-time LPGA Tour winner), born in Norfolk, Virginia
    1950 Otis Armstrong, NFL running back (Denver Broncos), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1950 Rex Samuel Sellers, Tornado class sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
    1950 Ed Ordynski, Australian rally driver
    1951 Fuzzy Zoeller, American golfer (US Masters 1981, US Open 1984), born in New Albany, Indiana
    1954 Gail Marquis, WBL forward (NY Stars, Olympic silver 1976)
    1961 Matt Ghaffari, Iranian-American greco-roman wrestler (Olympic silver 1992, 96), born in Tehran, Iran
    1964 Roberto Hernandez, Santurce Puerto Rico, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)
    1965 Ruthie Matthes, Sun Valley Idaho, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
    1966 Gina Pillitiere, WPVA volleyballer (National-25th-1994), born in Akron, Ohio
    1967 Bill Musgrave, NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos)
    1967 Gil de Ferran, Brazilian race car driver
    1968 John Jett, NFL punter (Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions)
    1968 Lin Elliott, NFL kicker (KC Chiefs)
    1969 Damion Easley, American infielder (California Angels), born in NYC, New York
    1969 Dave Moore, NFL tight end/fullback (Tampa Bay Bucs)
    1969 Jeff Sydner, NFL wide receiver/punt returner (NY Jets)
    1970 Jeff Ware, American pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Norfolk, Virginia
    1971 Melvin Tuten, NFL tackle (Cin Bengals)
    1971 Ryan Hancock, pitcher (California Angels), born in Santa Clara, California
    1971 Paul Chaloner, English TV e-sports commentator
    1972 Jack Jackson, NFL/CFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears, Toronto Argonauts)
    1972 Steve Konowalchuk, American NHL center (Washington Capitals), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
    1973 Jason Bowen, Port Alice, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers)
    1973 Terrance Shaw, NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers)
    1974 Phillip Ward, linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
    1976 Jason Grilli, American baseball player
    1977 Maniche, Portuguese footballer
    1977 Ben Hollioake, English cricketer (d. 2002)
    1978 Lou Vincent, New Zealand cricketer
    1980 Willie Parker, American football player
    1983 Philipp Lahm, German footballer
    1983 Matt Garza, American baseball player

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    1885 Montreal & Britannia Football Clubs (QRFU) defeat Ontario Combined Team (ORFU) 3-0 in CRFU Championship game
    1892 Pudge Heffelfinger receives $500 to become 1st pro football player in the Allegheny Athletic Association's 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Athletic Club
    1904 9th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 29-5 in Birmingham
    1920 Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis elected 1st baseball commissioner
    1931 Maple Leaf Gardens opens in Toronto - Chic Blackhawks beat Leafs, 2-1
    1933 1st game at NFL Pitts Pirate's Forbes Field, lose to Bkln Dodgers 32-0
    1950 Gene Roberts sets NFL NY Giant rushing record (218 yds) vs Chic Cards
    1952 Philadelphia A's pitcher Bobby Shantz wins AL MVP
    1952 White Sox place Jim Rivera on 1 year probation after cleared of rape
    1953 US district Judge Grim, rules NFL can black out TV home games
    1955 E Arcaro, E Sande & G Woolf inaugural inductees in Racing Hall of Fame
    1959 White Sox 2B Nellie Fox wins AL's MVP
    1966 Dodgers complete an 18-game tour of Japan with a 9-8-1 record
    1970 Cleveland Cavaliers 1st NBA victory (11th game), beating Portland 105-103
    1972 22nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins
    1975 NY Mets Tom Seaver wins his 3rd Cy Young Award
    1975 25th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins
    1975 7h Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats England 25-0
    1979 Tony Franklin of Philadelphia Eagles kicks 59-yard field goal
    1981 Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (Oakland A's)
    1982 Zaheer Abbas gets his 100th 100 in Test Cricket for Pakistan v India, goes to 215
    1982 Aaron Pryor scores a 14th round KO of Alexis Argüello in Miami to retain his WBA super lightweight boxing title in the first of 2 meetings between the Hall of Famers; The Ring’s 'Fight of the Decade'
    1983 NJ Devils 1st overtime game, lose to Calgary Flames 4-3
    1986 Roger Clemens wins AL Cy Young Award unanimously
    1988 Japan beats MLB All-Star team 5-4 in Tokyo (Game 6 of 7)
    1990 "The Body Bag Game" - after Eagles coach Buddy Ryan threatens beating Redskins so badly "they'll have to be carted off in body bags" the Eagles defense score 3 touchdowns winning 28–14, knocking 8 Redskins out of the game
    1992 NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe is reinstated for 8th time
    1995 25th NYC Women's Marathon won by Tegla Loroupe in 2:28:06
    1995 26th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:10:00
    1995 Marino breaks Tarkenton's NFL all-time passing yardage mark of 47,003
    1995 German Benetton driver Michael Schumacher crashes in the season-ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide but claims second straight F1 World Drivers Championship by 33 points from Damon Hill
    1995 45th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon wins
    1998 NY Islanders tie Detroit Red Wings 1-1, to end 10 game losing streak
    2006 Belgian tennis star Justine Hénin-Hardenne wins WTA Tour Championship title decider in Madrid, Spain; beats defending champion Amélie Mauresmo 6-4, 6-3
    2012 Joe Sakic, Mats Sundin, Pavel Bure and Adam Oates are inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame
    2012 Novak Đoković of Serbia wins his second season-ending ATP World Tour Finals tennis title beating 6-time champion Roger Federer 7-6, 7-5 in the final in London. England
    2017 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Minsk, Belarus: American pair Shelby Rogers & Coco Vandeweghe beats Aryna Sabalenka & Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus 6-3, 7-6 to wrap up 3-2 win and record extending 18th title for the US

    BIRTHDAYS
    1912 Alphonse [Tuffy] Leemans, NFL fullback (NY Giants)
    1914 Roberto Cavanagh, Argentina, polo (Olympic gold 1936)
    1914 Sylvi Saimo, Finland, 500m kayaker (Olympic gold 1952)
    1916 Paul Emery, British racing driver (d. 1993)
    1927 Jack Butler, NFL hall of famer (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
    1933 Peter Post, Dutch cyclist (8x European Champion at Derny-drive)
    1936 Ruth Jessen, American golfer (11 LPGA Tour wins, 3-time major runner-up), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2007)
    1936 Mills Lane, American judge and boxing referee
    1943 Bjorn Waldegard, Swedish rally driver, born in Ro, Sweden (d. 2014)
    1944 Al Michaels, American sportscaster (Miracle on Ice, American Football), born in Brooklyn, New York
    1947 Ron Bryant, American baseball player
    1954 Paul McNamee, Australia, tennis star
    1957 Gail Castro, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-1991, Olympics 1996), born in Glendale, California
    1961 Greg Gagne, Fall River MA, infielder (LA Dodgers)
    1961 Nadia Comăneci, Romanian gymnast (5 x Olympic gold 1976, 80), born in Onești, Romania
    1961 Enzo Francescoli, Uruguayan footballer
    1962 Jeff Reed, Joliet IL, catcher (Colorado Rockies)
    1962 Wim Kieft, Dutch soccer star (Ajax/Gir de Bordeaux/PSV)
    1964 Erik Howard, NFL defensive tackle/end (NY Jets)
    1964 Gerald Perry, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders)
    1964 Jakob Hlasek, Swiss tennis player (French Open doubles 1992, Hopman Cup 1992), born in Prague, Czech Republic
    1965 Mike Keim, NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
    1967 Michael Moorer, American boxing heavyweight champ (defeated Holyfield-1994), born in Brooklyn, New York
    1968 Irina Privalova, Russian runner (indoor world record 50/60m)
    1968 Randy Knorr, American baseball catcher (Houston Astros), born in San Gabriel, California
    1968 Sammy Sosa, Dominican baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs), born in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
    1969 Iain Sydie, American badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in North York, Ontario
    1969 Trevor Shaw, CFL slot back (BC Lions), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    1969 Jason Cundy, English footballer and broadcaster, born in London, United Kingdom
    1970 Tonya Harding, figure skater (Olympic 8th-1994/US Champ 1994), born in Portland, Oregon
    1971 Heidi Burge, WNBA forward (LA Sparks), born in Harbor City, California
    1972 Vassilis Tsiartas, Greek footballer, born in Alexandria, Greece
    1973 Colin Morgan, Canadian 78 kg judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
    1973 Keith Morgan, Canadian 95 kg judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
    1973 Zahir Shah, Afghan cricketer (attention-grabbing Rawalpindi leg-spinner), born in Kunar Province, Afghanistan
    1975 Jason Lezak, American swimmer, born in Irvine, California
    1976 Scott Mark Cameron, NZ 4x200m relay swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
    1976 Mirosław Szymkowiak, Polish footballer, born in Poznań, Poland
    1977 Benni McCarthy, South African footballer, born in Cape Town, South Africa
    1978 Lena Yada, American actress, model, surfer and WWE Diva, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
    1979 Lucas Glover, American golfer (US Open 2009), born in Greenville, South Carolina
    1979 Corey Maggette, American professional basketball player, born in Melrose Park, Illinois
    1981 DJ Campbell, English football player, born in Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
    1982 Mikele Leigertwood, English footballer, born in London Borough of Enfield, United Kingdom
    1983 Carlton Cole, English football player, born in Croydon, United Kingdom
    1984 Sepp De Roover, Belgian footballer, born in Geel, Belgium
    1984 Conrad Rautenbach, Zimbabwean rally driver, born in Harare, Zimbabwe
    1987 Jason Day, Australian golfer (PGA Championship 2015, World Number #1), born in Beaudesert, Queensland
    1988 Russell Westbrook, American basketball guard (NBA MVP 2017, OKC Thunder), born in Long Beach, California
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    1875 Harvard-Yale game is 1st college football contest with uniforms
    1900 Baltimore Orioles (now NY Yankees) enter baseball's American League
    1907 French cyclist Paul Cornu flies 1st helicopter (twin rotor)
    1951 Lefty O'Doul's all-stars, including Joe DiMaggio and Billy Martin, lose 3-1 to Pacific League all-star team (Japan)
    1954 1st Rugby League World Cup: Great Britain beats France 16-12
    1958 NYC Mayor Robert Wagner announces plans to begin a new baseball called the Continental League
    1964 Bob Petit (St Louis Hawks) becomes 1st NBAer to score 20,000 points
    1968 Bob Gibson edges Pete Rose to win NL MVP
    1973 Oakland A's Reggie Jackson wins AL MVP unanimously
    1974 Dodgers Steve Garvey wins NL MVP
    1979 Willie Stargell and Keith Hernandez share NL MVP Award NL
    1982 WBA lightweight champion Ray Mancini beats South Korean challenger Duk Koo Kim by TKO in 14th round in Las Vegas; Kim collapses, falls into a coma and dies 4 days later; as a result, WBC shortens title bouts to 12 rounds; WBA & WBO follow in 1988, and IBF in 1989
    1988 Brazilian McLaren driver Ayrton Senna finishes 2nd in the season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide to win his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; wins title by 3 points from Alain Prost
    1991 Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens wins AL Cy Young Award
    1992 Riddick Bowe wins the undisputed world heavyweight boxing crown with a unanimous points decision over Evander Holyfield in Las Vegas; first of their 3 meetings
    1994 Title contenders Michael Schumacher and Damon Hill famously collide on lap 35 of the season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide; Schumacher wins his first F1 World Drivers Championship by 1 point from Hill
    1994 44th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
    1996 Padres third baseman Ken Caminiti is 4th unanimous winner of NL MVP
    2005 French tennis star Amélie Mauresmo beats countrywoman Mary Pierce 5–7, 7–6, 6–4 for the season ending WTA Tour Championship at the Staples Center, Los Angeles
    2014 Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout wins the MVP awards in MLB for 2014
    2016 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Strasbourg, France: Czech pair Karolína Plíšková & Barbora Strýcová beats Caroline Garcia & Kristina Mladenovic of France 7-5, 7-5 to wrap up 3-2 win and 3rd straight title
    2017 Italy fails to qualify for 2018 Football World Cup (first time since 1958), after play-off defeat against Sweden
    2017 First Barbie doll to wear a hijab, modeled on Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad unveiled in New York

    BIRTHDAYS
    1898 Earl Sande, American jockey (Hall of Famer), born in Groton, South Dakota (d. 1968)
    1911 Buck O'Neil, American baseball player (Kansas City Monarchs, 1st African-American coach in Major League Baseball), born in Carrabelle, Florida (d. 2006)
    1927 John Pont, American college football coach (Miami, Yale, Northwestern, Indiana), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 2008)
    1928 Steve Bilko, American baseball player, born in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)
    1932 Olga Connolly-Fikotova, US discus thrower (Olympic gold 1956), born in Libiš, Czech Republic
    1939 Karel Brückner, Czech football manager, born in Olomouc, Czech Republic
    1940 Jack Birkenshaw, English cricketer (England off-spinner 1973-74), born in Rothwell, England
    1940 Joan Haanappel, Dutch figure skater and sports reporter, born in The Hague, Netherlands
    1941 Mel Stottlemyre, American baseball pitcher, coach (5-time MLB All Star), born in Hazleton, Missouri (d. 2019)
    1943 Jay Sigel, American golfer (US Amateur C'ship 1982-83), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
    1943 Roberto Boninsegna, Italian footballer, born in Mantua, Italy
    1944 Ken Shuttleworth, English cricketpaceman (England on 1970-71 Ashes tour), born in St Helens, Lancashire
    1945 Masahiro Hasemi, Japanese racing driver, born in Ome, Tokyo
    1946 Al Luginbill, American football coach (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Pomona, California
    1947 Gene Garber, American baseball player, born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
    1949 Yoshimi Ishibashi, Japanese racing driver, born in Tokyo, Japan
    1950 Gilbert Perreault, Canadian NHL center (over 500 goals), born in Victoriaville, Quebec
    1951 Beth Anders, American field hockey sweeper (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
    1958 Linda Jackson, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
    1959 Anne Manning, Australian walker (Olympics 1996)
    1959 Rosie Jones, American golfer (13 LPGA Tour titles), born in Santa Ana, California
    1962 Blair Rasmussen, NBA center (Atlanta Hawks)
    1963 Vinny Testaverde, NFL quarterback (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, NY Jets), born in Brooklyn, New York
    1964 Ronald Agenor, Rabat Morocco, tennis player (1989 French quarters)
    1965 Kevin Gamble, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings)
    1965 Rob Natal, catcher (Florida Marlins), born in Long Beach, California
    1965 Sheryl Boyle, Renfrew Ontario, kayaker (Olympics 1996)
    1965 Zeljko Petrovic, soccer player (FC The Bosch/RKC)
    1966 Rumeal Robinson, NBA guard (Portland Trail Blazers, Detroit Pistons)
    1967 Steve Christie, NFL kicker (Buffalo Bills)
    1968 Mark Fitzpatrick, NHL goalie (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
    1968 Pat Hentgen, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Detroit, Michigan
    1968 Tami Whitlinger-Jones, tennis star (1995 Futures-Sedona), born in Neenah, Wisconsin
    1971 Anthony Whiteman, England, 800m/1500m runner
    1971 Craig Powell, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns)
    1971 Ron Rivers, NFL running back (Detroit Lions)
    1973 Samantha Riley, Brisbane Australia, breastroker (Olympic 2 bronze-92, 96)
    1975 Sarah Pitkowski, Seclin France, tennis star (1995 Futures-Koksijde)
    1975 Ivica Dragutinović, Serbian footballer
    1975 Quim, Portuguese footballer
    1975 Tom Compernolle, Belgian athlete (d. 2008)
    1976 Kelly Sotherton, English heptathlete
    1979 Ron Artest, American basketball player
    1980 François-Louis Tremblay, Canadian short track speed skater
    1981 Kirsty-Leigh Brown, Australia, gymnast (Olympics 1996)
    1981 Mark Cardona, Filipino basketball player
    1982 Samkon Gado, American football player
    1985 Asdrúbal Cabrera, Venezuelan baseball player
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    1888 St Andrews Golf Club, Yonkers NY, opens with just 6 holes
    1943 Chicago Bear Sid Luckman passes for 7 touchdowns vs NY Giants (56-7)
    1964 Detroit Red Wings Gordie Howe sets NHL record 627th career goal
    1966 Muhammad Ali TKOs Cleveland Williams in 3 for heavyweight title
    1973 Canada begins production of Olympic coins
    1976 Cleveland Browns' Jerry Sherk sets club record with 4 sacks
    1981 In the first world championship fight between 2 Puerto Ricans in boxing history, WBC Super Welterweight champion Wilfred Benitez beats Carlos Santos in a 15-round unanimous decision at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas
    1985 Brewers release 39-year-old pitcher Rollie Fingers
    1986 Doubleday Publishing sells NY Mets to Nelson Doubleday and Fred Wilpon
    1989 Padres reliever Mark Davis wins NL Cy Young Award
    1990 James Worthy is arrested in Houston and charged with two counts of solicitation of prostitution
    1991 Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long loses his steroids appeal and is suspended without pay by NFL for 4 weeks
    1993 23rd NYC Women's Marathon won by Uta Pippig in 2:26:24
    1993 24th NYC Marathon won by Andres Espinosa in 2:10:04
    1993 Don Shula becomes the coach with the most wins in NFL history
    1993 43rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
    1996 Texas Ranger Juan Gonzalez wins AL MVP
    2010 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel wins the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit to claim his first F1 World Drivers Championship by 4 points from Fernando Alonso; Red Bull's first Constructors title
    2014 American harness racing trainer/driver Dave Palone sets the world record for wins when he drive Missy Tap Tina to the winner's circle for his 16,754th career victory
    2018 New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom wins NL Cy Young Award; his 10 wins fewest ever by a Cy Young winner in a non-strike-shortened season; MLB-leading 1.70 ERA; 29 consecutive start streak longest in MLB history

    BIRTHDAYS
    1877 Norman Brookes, Australian tennis player (Wimbledon 1907, 14), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1968)
    1892 Ted Meredith, American athlete (Olympic gold 800m in world record 1:51.9s 1912), born in Chester Heights, Pennsylvania (d. 1957)
    1893 Piet Moeskops, Dutch track cyclist (world sprint champion 1921-24, 26), born in Loosduinen, Netherlands (d. 1964)
    1904 Harold Larwood, England cricket fast bowler (21 Tests, Bodyline Series v Australia 1932-33), born in Nuncargate, England (d. 1995)
    1918 John Bromwich, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ship 1939, 46 / 13 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Sydney, NSW (d. 1999)
    1929 Jimmy Piersall, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1954, 56; his bipolar disorder subject book & film, "Fear Strikes Out"), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2017)
    1929 Gilbert Rogin, American journalist and author (The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
    1930 Alan Moss, cricket pace bowler (England during 50's)
    1930 Charles De Sorgher, Belgian bobsledder
    1934 Kurt Hamrin, Swedish soccer player
    1942 John Du Preez, cricketer (South African leg-spin all-rounder v Aust 1966-67)
    1948 Ian Stanley, Australian golfer (British Senior Open 2001), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2018)
    1954 Bernard Hinault, French cyclist (Tour de France)
    1955 Jack Sikma, NBA center (Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Kankalee, Illinois
    1955 Willie Hernandez, pitcher (Cy Young Award)
    1958 Lynda Lehmann, Karoonda Australia, canoeist (Olympics 1996)
    1962 Morgan Reeser, 470 sailor (Olymp-8th-1992, 96), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    1963 Mike Prior, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
    1964 Silken Laumann, Canadian rower (Olympic bronze, silver-92, 96), born in Mississauga, Ontario
    1966 Carl Coulter, CFL corner (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
    1966 Curt Schilling, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Anchorage, Alaska
    1966 Eric Hill, NFL middle linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
    1966 Rod Harris, CFL slot back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
    1966 Petra Roßner, German cyclist
    1968 Bob Christian, NFL running back (Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons)
    1968 Claudia Porwik, Coburg Ger, tennis star (1995 Futures-Valladolid)
    1968 Kent Bottenfield, pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Portland, Oregon
    1968 Lionel Simmons, American NBA forward (Sacramento Kings), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1969 Mark Henderson, American 4X100m butterfly (Olympic gold 1996)
    1969 Sue Stewart, basketball guard (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
    1970 Dana Stubblefield, NFL defensive tackle (SF 49ers)
    1970 Darrien Gordon, NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers, Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
    1970 David Wesley, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets, Boston Celtics)
    1970 Derrick Hoskins, NFL safety (Oakland Raiders)
    1970 Dexter Nottage, NFL defensive end (Wash Redskins, KC Chiefs)
    1971 Adam Gilchrist, cricket wicket-keeper (hard-hit Australian ODI 1996)
    1972 Aaron Taylor, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
    1972 Ed Patterson, Delta, NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins)
    1972 Lori Dupuis, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998)
    1973 DeRon Jenkins, cornerback (Baltimore Ravens)
    1973 Lawyer Milloy, strong safety (New England Patriots)
    1978 Xavier Nady, American baseball player
    1978 Bobby Allen, American ice hockey player
    1979 Jean-Alain Boumsong, French footballer
    1980 Margot Contois, American dance skater (with Robert Peal), born in Marquette, Michigan
    1981 Tom Ferrier, British racing driver
    1982 Kyle Orton, American football player (Chicago Bears)
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