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  1. g8orbill

    g8orbill Old Gator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Clermont, Fl
    What Happened On This Day – May 26
    • 1972 The Soviet Union and the United States sign the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty

      The ABM Treaty regulated the establishment of anti-ballistic missile shields against nuclear missiles. It was one of the most important treaties between the two superpowers during the Cold War.

    • 1970 The Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2
      The Russian plane, sometimes nicknamed Concordski, first took to the skies in 1968, two months before the Concorde.

    • 1923 The 24 Hours of Le Mans is held for the first time
      Only three competitors completed the race in 1923. The winners were André Lagarde and Albert Leonard of France, who covered 2210 kilometers in 24 hours.

    • 1908 Engineers make the first major oil find in the Middle East
      The discovery in Masjed Soleyman in Iran had a major impact on the country's and the world region's economy and politics. More than half of the world's oil reserves are located in the Middle East.

    • 1896 The Dow Jones Industrial Average is first published
      The Dow Jones is one of the world's most important stock market indices. Today it comprises data from 30 major U.S. companies.
    Births On This Day – May 26
    • 1975 Lauryn Hill
      American singer-songwriter, producer, actress

    • 1964 Lenny Kravitz
      American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, actor

    • 1926 Miles Davis
      American trumpet player, composer, bandleader

    • 1907 John Wayne
      American actor, singer, director, producer

    • 1886 Al Jolson
      Lithuanian/American singer, actor
    Deaths On This Day – May 26
    • 2008 Sydney Pollack
      American director

    • 1976 Martin Heidegger
      German philosopher

    • 1908 Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
      Indian religious leader, founded the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

    • 1703 Samuel Pepys
      English administrator, politician

    • 735 Bede
      English monk, historian, theologian
  2. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1903 37th Belmont: John Bullman aboard Africander wins in 2:21.75
    1904 NL record of 5 stolen bases in a game (Dennis McGann, NY Giants)
    1905 30th Preakness: W Davis aboard Cairngore wins in 1:45.8
    1929 2nd Ryder Cup: Britain-Ireland, 7-5 at Moortown, England
    1933 Trailing 11-3, Yanks score 12 runs in 8th & beat White Sox 15-11
    1948 Hank Greenberg buys an interest in the Cleveland Indians
    1955 Boston Red Sox Norm Zauchin gets 10 RBIs, beating Senators 16-0
    1960 Baltimore manager Paul Richards devises oversized catcher's mitt, used by Baltimore Oriole Clint Courtney
    1961 Fiorentina of Italy win 1st European Cup Winner's Cup against Glasgow Rangers 4-2 in Florence (2nd leg)
    1961 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' ½"
    1968 NL awards Montreal & SD major league franchises
    1968 George Halas retires from coaching, finishing with 318 regular-season wins and 6 NFL titles
    1971 UCLA defeats Florida State 81-76 to win the NCAA basketball championship
    1972 Indianapolis 500: Mark Donohue wins in 3:04:23.851 (262.262 km/h)
    1974 Pirates Ken Brett no-hits Padres until 9th inning
    1979 Indianapolis 500: Rick Mears wins in 3:08:47.950 (255.723 km/h)
    1981 Lenny Randle tries to blow a slow roller foul but umpire says no
    1987 Yank Phil Niekro is 3rd pitcher to make 700th start (Young & Sutton)

    1912 Sam Snead, American golfer
    1912 Terry Moore, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals)
    1965 Jacob Brumfield Baseball Outfielder
    1965 Pat Cash, Australian tennis player
    1966 John Jaha, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
    1968 Frank Thomas, "Big Hurt", 1st baseman (Chicago White Sox, 1993 MVP)
    1968 Jeff Bagwell, infielder (Houston Astros)
    1969 Todd Hundley, Martinsville VA, catcher (NY Mets)
    1970 Todd Collins, linebacker
    1972 Antonio Freeman, NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
    1972 Karen Hecox, US 1500m runner
    1972 Troy Sienkiewicz, NFL tackle/guard (San Diego Chargers)
    1972 Todd Demsey, American golfer
    1974 Danny Wuerffel, NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints)
  3. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1941 NY Yankees nip Washington Senators 6-5 in 1st night game at Griffith Stadium]
    1951 After going 0-for-12, Willie Mays connects for his 1st major league home run
    1955 80th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Nashua wins in 1:54.6
    1955 Indianapolis 500: Bob Sweikert wins
    1955 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open
    1957 NL approves Brooklyn Dodgers' & NY Giants' move to west coast
    1958 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Land of Sky Golf Open
    1962 Wide World of Sports with Chris Schenkel premieres on CBS radio
    1968 NL grants San Diego Padres a franchise
    1973 Chicago White Sox beat Cleveland Indians, 6-3, in 21 innings (game started 5/26)
    1973 Indianapolis 500: Gordon Johncock wins in 2:05:25.320 (255.944 km/h)
    1978 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser became 5th to win the race 3 times
    1980 2 Oakland A's steal home in 1st inning
    1980 Joe Darby does a standing long jump of 12'5"
    1989 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
    1989 Indianapolis 500: Emerson Fittipaldi wins
    1995 Alison Nichols wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
    1995 Dottie Mochrie wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game
    1995 White Sox (5) & Tigers (7) combine for record 12 HRs at Tiger Stadium
    1995 Indianapolis 500: Jacques Villeneuve wins in 3:15:17.561 (247.221 km/h)
    2006 Barry Bonds hits his 715th career home run, passing Babe Ruth on the MLB all-time list

    1888 Jim Thorpe, versatile American athlete (Olympic gold-1912), born in Prague, Oklahoma
    1896 Warren Giles, baseball's National League president
    1938 Jerry West, NBA superstar
    1946 Skip Jutze, American baseball player
    1948 Bob Shearer, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
    1957 Kirk Gibson, Mich, outfield (Tigers, Dodgers, 1988 NL MVP)
    1957 Ben Howland, American college basketball coach
    1967 Glen Rice, NBA guard and forward (Charlotte Hornets)
    1967 Tory Epps, NFL defensive tackle (New Orleans Saints)
    1981 Daniel Cabrera, baseball player
    1982 Jhonny Peralta, baseball player
    1983 Steve Cronin, American soccer goalkeeper
    1983 Humberto Sanchez, baseball player
    1986 Michael Oher, football player
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1900 25th Preakness: H Spencer aboard Hindus wins in 1:48.4
    1916 NY Giants win 17th consecutive road game
    1922 US Supreme Court rules organized baseball is a sport and not a business and thus not subject to antitrust laws
    1940 Adolf Kiefer swims world record 100 yards backstroke (58.8 sec)
    1957 NYC Mayor Robert Wagner says he plans to confer with the Giants & Dodgers about the proposed move to the west coast
    1965 Phillies Dick Allen hits 529' HR out of Connie Mack Stadium
    1971 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser wins in 3:10:11.545 (253.850 km/h)
    1972 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
    1977 Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins for a record 4th time
    1978 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship
    1980 Larry Bird beats out Magic Johnson for NBA rookie of year
    1984 Boston Red Sox retires #9 (Ted Williams) & #4 (Joe Cronin)
    1985 Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months
    1987 Robin Ventura set a college baseball record with hits in 57 games
    1989 Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt, 39, retires
    1990 NY Mets fire manager Davey Johnson & hire Bud Harrelson
    1990 Rickey Henderson steals record 893rd base, breaking Ty Cobb's record
    1992 NY Mets score in 9th to end home shut-out streak at 3 games
    1992 White Sox Tim Raines swipes his 700th career base
    1993 Texas Ranger Jose Canseco pitches 8th inning in 15-1 loss to Red Sox, he gives up 3 runs on 2 hits & 3 walks, he damages his arm
    1994 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Jr.wins in 3:06:29.006 (255.89 kph)
    2001 U.S. Supreme Court rules that disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournaments.
    2005 Indianapolis 500: Dan Wheldon wins in 3:10:21.0769 (253.637 km/h)
    2010 Philadelphia Phillies' Roy Halladay becomes 20th pitcher to throw a perfect game (1-0 vs Florida)
    2011 Indianapolis 500: Dan Wheldon wins in 2:56:11.7267 (274.015 km/h)
    2017 Tiger Woods is arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Jupiter, Florida

    1938 Francis Thomas (Fay) Vincent, baseball commissioner
    1939 Al Unser, auto racer (Indianapolis 500-1970, 71)
    1962 Eric Davis, outfielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Los Angeles, California
    1962 Gerry Norquist, American professional golfer, born in Portland, Oregon
    1965 Charlie Hayes, Hattisburg MS, 3rd baseman
    1966 Floyd Turner, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
    1967 Bill Risley, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
    1968 Duane Young, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
    1969 Toby Borland, Quitman LA, pitcher
    1974 Kenny Bynum, running back
    1976 Jerry Hairston Jr., American baseball player
    1979 John Rheinecker, Major League Baseball player
    1982 Matt Macri, American baseball player
    1984 Carmelo Anthony, American basketball player
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1894 Bobby Lowe is 1st to hit 4 HRs in 1 baseball game
    1911 1st Indianapolis 500 car race, Ray Harroun wins at 74.59 MPH (120 KPH)
    1912 Indianapolis 500: Joe Dawson wins in 6:21:06.144 (120.060 km/h)
    1913 Indianapolis 500: Jules Goux wins in 6:35:05.108 (126.686 km/h)
    1914 Indianapolis 500: René Thomas wins in 6:03:45.060 (132.729 km/h)
    1922 Cubs swap Max Flack for Cards Cliff Heathcote during middle of doubleheader. Both play for both teams that day
    1927 Walter Johnson records 113th & last shutout of his career
    1935 Babe Ruth's final game, goes hitless for Braves
    1937 20th PGA Championship: Denny Shute at Pittsburgh FC Aspinwall PA
    1937 61,756, second largest crowd in Polo Grounds history, sees Dodgers ends Carl Hubbell's consecutive-game winning streak at 24
    1938 Yanks sweep Red Sox 10-0 & 5-4 in front of 83,533 at Yankee Stadium
    1938 Indianapolis 500: Floyd Roberts wins in 4:15:58.362 (188.615 km/h)
    1948 Schenectady Blue Jays Tom Lasorda strikes out 25 in 15-inning game
    1951 Ezzard Charles beats Joey Maxim in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
    1952 Charlie Grimm succeeds Tommy Holmes as manager of Boston Braves
    1952 Indianapolis 500: Troy Ruttman wins in 3:52:41.930 (207.480 km/h)
    1953 1st major league network baseball game-Cleveland 7, Chicago 2
    1953 52nd Men's French Championships: Ken Rosewall beats Victor Elias Seixas
    1956 Mickey Mantle misses by 18" hitting 1st HR out of Yankee Stadium
    1961 Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins in 3:35:37.540 (223.908 km/h)
    1964 63rd Women's French Championships: Margaret Court beats Maria Bueno
    1967 Yankee Whitey Ford, nearing 41, announces his retirement from baseball
    1969 Indianapolis 500: Mario Andretti wins in 3:11:14.689 (252.453 km/h)
    1970 Baseball All-Star voting is returned to fans
    1970 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser wins in 3:12:37.057 (250.654 km/h)
    1971 Willie Mays hits his 638th HR, sets NL record of 1,950 runs scored
    1976 Indianapolis 500: Johnny Rutherford wins in 1:42:52.466 (239.350 km/h)
    1977 Cleve Indian Dennis Eckersley no-hits California Angels, 2-0
    1981 LA Dodgers are quickest to get 1,000,000 attendence (22 games)
    1983 AL President Lee MacPhail suspends Yankees owner George Steinbrenner for one week, for his public criticism of umpires
    1984 NL suspends Mario Soto 5 days for Reds-Cubs fight on May 27th
    1986 Barry Bonds makes his MLB debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates
    1987 Mike Tyson TKOs Pinklon Thomas in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
    1992 Minn Twin Bert Blyleven is 2nd to win as teenager & 40 year old
    1992 NY Yankee Scott Sanderson becomes 9th to beat all 26 teams
    1993 Betsy King wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Game Golf Tournament
    1996 Albert Belle uses a forearm to break up a double play & nearly breaks Brewer 2nd baseman Fernando Vina's nose, Belle gets 2 game suspension

    1878 Mike Donlin, American baseball player
    1910 Ralph Metcalfe, American athlete
    1943 Gale Sayers, NFL Running Back
    1949 P.J. Carlesimo, American basketball coach
    1955 Jake "The Snake" Roberts, American wrestler
    1970 Audrey Wooding, LPGA golfer
    1970 Sam Rogers, NFL linebacker
    1972 Allen Aldridge, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
    1972 Anthony Cook, NFL defensive end/defensive tackle (Tenn Oilers)
    1972 Jeff Jones, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions)
    1972 Manny Ramirez, Dominican-American outfielder
    1982 Eddie Griffin basketball player
    1984 Jordan Palmer, football player
  6. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1859 Philadelphia A's organize to play "town ball" became baseball 20 years later
    1868 Dr James Moore (UK) wins 1st recorded bicycle race, (2k) velocipede race at Parc fde St Cloud, Paris
    1880 League of American Wheelmen (1st US bicycle association), forms in Newport, Rhode Island
    1914 Chicago White Sox Joe Benz no-hits Cleveland Indians, 6-1
    1915 Indianapolis 500: Ralph DePalma wins in 5:33:55.619 (144.583 km/h)
    1927 Tiger 1st baseman Johnny Neun makes an unassisted triple play
    1942 25th PGA Championship: Sam Snead at Seaview CC Atlantic City NJ
    1956 Mickey Mantle HR just misses clearing Yankee Stadium's roof
    1959 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Cavalier Golf Open
    1981 Cathy Reynolds wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship
    1983 37th NBA Championship: Philadelphia 76ers sweep LA Lakers in 4 games
    1985 New Orleans Saints are sold for $70,204,000
    1987 Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
    1987 Saul Ballesteros drives 3 golf balls off Mt McKinley, Alaska
    1994 Padres scores 13 in 2nd vs Pirates

    1905 Roy Peaches Davis, baseball pitcher
    1920 Edward Bennett Williams, lawyer/team owner (Redskins, Balt Orioles)
    1941 Gil [Walter] Morgan, Haddock GA, PGA golfer (1990 Kemper Open)
    1942 Happy Hairston, NBA star (Cin, Detroit, LA)
    1943 Joe Namath, PA, NFL quarterback (NY Jets)
    1955 Laura Baugh, LPGA golfer (1994 Youngstown Classic-9th), born in Gainesville, Florida
    1962 Joe Orsulak, Glen Ridge NJ, outfielder (Florida Marlins)
    1967 Kenny Lofton, E Chicago Indiana, outfielder
    1971 Troy Malave, Cumana Venezuela, outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
    1972 Bryan Walker, safety (Washington Redskins)
    1972 Eileen Richetelli, Milford Conn, diver (Olympics 1996)
    1972 Dave Roberts, American baseball player
    1977 Phil Devey, Canadian baseball player
    1981 Jake Peavy, American baseball player
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1917 Hank Gowdy is 1st baseball player to enlist during WWI
    1918 White Sox losing 5-4 against NY Yankees, load the bases in 9th with no outs Chick Gandil lines to Frank Baker who turns a triple play
    1923 NY Giants beat Phillies, 22-5, Giants score in every inning
    1925 Lou Gehrig replaces Wally Pipp (1st of record 2130 consecutive games)
    1930 35th Women's French Championships: Helen Wills Moody beats Helen Jacobs (6-2, 6-1)
    1937 Chicago White Sox Bill Dietrich no-hits St Louis Browns, 8-0
    1938 Protective baseball helmets 1st worn by batters
    1939 1st boxing match to be televised, Lon Nova defeats Max Baer
    1939 1st night game at Phil's Shribe Park (Pirates 5, Phillies 2)
    1946 78th Belmont: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:30.8
    1975 21st LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth
    1975 California Angel Nolan Ryan 4th no-hitter beats Balt Orioles, 1-0
    1980 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championshipship
    1982 Rickey Henderson is fastest to reach 50 stolen bases in a year
    1990 Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers in Portland for 1st time since 1974
    1997 Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Michelob Light Classic
    1997 Vijay Singh wins Golf Memorial at Muirfield Village CC, 14 under par
    2012 New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana pitches a no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals

    1933 Alan "the Horse" Ameche, Wisc, NFL fullback (Baltimore Colts)
    1941 Dean Chance, Baseball pitcher
    1966 Greg Schiano, American football coach
    1970 Shane Matthews, NFL quarterback
    1973 Derek Lowe, American baseball player
    1979 Santana Moss, American football player
    1981 Carlos Zambrano, Venezuelan Major League Baseball player
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1869 Cleveland's Forest City play their 1st game (vs Cincinnati Red Stockings)
    1883 1st night baseball under lights, Fort Wayne Indiana
    1896 30th Belmont: Henry Griffin aboard Hastings wins in 2:24.5
    1901 Benjamin Adams arrested for playing golf on Sunday (NY)
    1903 Pirates win a triple header from Dodgers
    1925 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig begins his 2,130 consecutive game streak
    1933 FDR authorizes 1st swimming pool built inside the White House
    1935 Babe Ruth, 40, announces his retirement as a player
    1942 Red Sox star Ted Williams enlists as a US Navy aviator
    1950 St Louis Browns pitcher Harry Dorish swipes home vs Washington Senators
    1957 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
    1958 Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford fans 6 in a row to tie an AL record
    1962 61st Men's French Championships: Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson (3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 9-7, 6-2)
    1989 Cincinnati Red Eric Davis hits for cycle
    1991 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
    1997 Albert Belle's Chicago White Sox tying 27-game hitting streak ends

    1869 Jack O'Connor, baseball player (d. 1937)
    1904 Johnny Weissmuller
    1920 Tex Schramm, American football team president and general manager
    1922 Charlie Sifford, American professional golfer
    1930 Bob Lillis, baseball player
    1931 Larry Jackson, baseball player
    1933 Jerry Lumpe, American baseball player
    1938 Gene Michael, American baseball shortstop, and general manger (NY Yankees), born in Kent, Ohio (d. 2017)
    1940 Horace Clarke, baseball 2nd baseman (NY Yankees)
    1940 Jim Maloney, baseball pitcher
    1944 Garo Yepremian, American NFL place kicker
    1946 Roger Freed, baseball player
    1947 Jan Ferraris, LPGA golfer
    1962 Darnell Coles, baseball player
    1963 Brian Harvey, baseball umpire (NL)
    1963 Jay B Cooper, Canadian Tour golfer
    1967 Mike Stanton, American pitcher (NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox), born in Houston, Texas
    1967 Randy Hilliard, NFL cornerback
    1969 Kurt Abbott, infielder
    1970 Eric Riley, NBA center
    1970 Mike Kelly, baseball player
    1974 Tammy Holmes, female outfielder (Colo Silver Bullets)
    1980 Abby Wambach, American Soccer player (world record for international goals)
  9. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1851 1st baseball uniforms worn, NY Knickerbockers wear straw hat, white shirt & blue long trousers
    1925 Eddie Collins, is 6th to get 3,000 hits
    1930 Grover Cleveland Alexander is released by the Phillies
    1932 Lou Gehrig is 1st to hit 4 consecutive HRs; Yanks beat A's 20-13
    1955 Stan Musial hits his 300th HR
    1956 Marlene Bauer Hagge wins LPGA Pittsburgh Golf Open
    1958 Referendum allows city to sell Chavez Ravine to the Dodgers
    1959 4th European Cup: Real Madrid beats Stade Reims 2-0 at Stuttgart
    1971 Chic Cub Ken Holtzman 2nd no-hitter beats Cincinnati Reds, 1-0
    1972 Yanks score 8 times in 13th beating White Sox 18-10
    1977 Balt Orioles pull their 6th triple play (9-6-4-6-6 vs KC Royals)
    1978 Phillies Dave Johnson is 1st to hit 2 pinch hit grand slams in a year
    1979 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf ChampionshipNancy Lopez
    1980 NY Mets draft Darryl Strawberry, 18, #1
    1984 30th LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan
    1985 Brewers draft B J Surhoff #1
    1987 Cubs & Astro tie Oriole & Ranger record of 3 grand slams in a game
    1988 Margo Adams sues Red Sox 3rd baseman Wade Boggs for palimony
    1989 Houston Astros beat LA Dodgers, 5-4, in 22 innings (7:14:09)
    1989 Nolan Ryan pitches his 2nd one-hitter this season & 11th overall
    1989 Sportscasting legend Vin Scully broadcasts 23 innings in two different cities on one day
    1991 NY Yankees selected 19-year-old Brien Taylor, #1 in amateur draft
    1991 Thomas Hearns captures WBA light heavyweight title
    1995 Expos pitcher Pedro Martinez perfect game is broken up in 10th inning as San Diego's Bip Roberts leads off with a double, Mont wins 1-0
    2012 Tiger Woods' 73rd PGA tour victory equals Jack Nicklaus's record


    1934 Jim Gentile, MLB player, "Diamond Jim", born in San Francisco
    1939 Steve Dalkowski, baseball player
    1943 Billy Cunningham, NBA/ABA (Philadelphia 76ers, Carolina Cougers), born in Brooklyn, New York
    1945 Hale S Irwin, Joplin MO, PGA golfer (1974 US Open)
    1959 Sam Mills, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers), (d. 2005)
    1960 Barry Lyons, baseball player
    1970 Andrea Congreaves, WNBA forward/center (Charlotte Sting)
    1970 Carl Everett, baseball player
    1972 Bryan Rekar, Oak Lawn IL, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
    1972 Omar Douglas, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
    1973 Charles Emanuel, American NFL safety
    1986 Rafael Nadal, Spanish tennis player
    1986 Al Horford, American basketball player
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1938 70th Belmont: James Stout aboard Pasteurized wins in 2:29.6
    1940 1st NL night game at Sportsman's Park (Dodgers 10, Cardinals 1)
    1940 1st night game at Forbes Field (Pirates 14, Braves 2)
    1951 Pirate's' Gus Bell hits for cycle helps beat Phillies 12-4
    1953 Pitts trades outfielder Ralph Kiner & Joe Garagiola to Chicago Cubs
    1958 SF Giants Hank Sauer & B Schmidt are 2nd to hit consecutive pinch HRs
    1961 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Western Golf Open
    1964 LA Dodger Sandy Koufax 3rd no-hitter beats Phil Phillies, 3-0
    1967 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA St Louis Women's Golf Invitational
    1970 SD Padres draft Mike Ivie #1
    1971 Oakland A's beat Washington Senators, 5-3, in 21 innings
    1972 Carol Mann wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
    1972 Record 8 shutouts pitched in 16 major league games (AL=5, NL=3)
    1972 71st Women's French Open: Billie Jean King beats Evonne Goolagong (6-3, 6-3)
    1974 NFL grants franchise to Seattle Seahawks
    1984 Arnold Palmer fails to make the US Open golf tournament for the 1st time in 32 years
    1984 NY Mets draft Shawn Abner, 17, #1
    1988 Rickey Henderson steals 2 bases for record 249 as a NY Yankee
    1989 Red Sox lead Blue Jays 10-0 in 7th, but lose 12-11 in 12 for Blue Jays 12th consecutive victory at Fenway
    1990 LA Dodger Ramon Martinez strikes out 18 Atlanta Braves
    1995 Dale Eggeling wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic
    2016 115th Women's French Open: Garbiñe Muguruza beats Serena Williams (7-5, 6-4) to claim her 1st grand slam title

    1921 Bobby Wanzer, professional basketball player and coach (Rochester Royals), born in Brooklyn
    1922 John McNamara, baseball player
    1938 Art Mahaffey, baseball player
    1939 Phil Linz, baseball shortstop (NY Yankees)
    1943 Sandra Haynie, LPGA golfer (1974 US Women's Open), born in Fort Worth, Texas
    1956 John Treacy, marathonr (Olympic silver 1984)
    1956 Terry Kennedy, baseball player
    1957 Tony Pena, Monte Cristi Dom Rep, catcher
    1963 Jim Lachey, NFL tackle (Washington Redskins)
    1963 Xavier McDaniel, NBA forward (Seattle SuperSonics)
    1964 Steve Searcy, baseball player
    1965 Beau Allred, baseball player
    1965 Jonathan Canter, tennis star, born in Los Angeles, California
    1965 Kurt Stillwell, infielder (Texas Rangers), born in Glendale, California
    1965 Tim Perry, NBA forward (NJ Nets)
    1967 Rick Wilkins, American baseball catcher (Houston Astros), born in Jacksonville, Florida
    1967 Scott Servais, catcher (Chicago Cubs), born in La Crosse, Wisconsin
    1969 Robert Perez, Bolivar Venezuela, outfielder
    1973 Antonio Anderson, defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
    1973 Corey Walker, running back (Philadelphia Eagles)
    1973 Doug Colman, linebacker (NY Giants)
    1973 Sir Mawn Wilson, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
    1974 Darin Erstad, outfielder (California Angels)