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  1. gatorjjh

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

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1914 Norwegian speed skater Oscar Mathisen skates world 500m record in 43.7s in Oslo, Norway
    1920 Montreal's Newsy Lalonde scores 6 goals as Canadiens beat Toronto St. Patricks, 14-7 at Mount Royal Arena, Montreal; combined 21 goals an NHL record
    1945 No one is elected to baseball's Hall of Fame
    1951 Maurice Richard scores his 16th career hat trick in the Montreal Canadiens' 3-0 win over NY Rangers to bring his career total to 274 goals; passes Howie Morenz as NHL's #2 all-time leading goal scorer
    1953 3rd NFL Pro Bowl, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: National Conference beats American Conference, 27-7; MVP: Don Doll, Detroit Lions, DB
    1957 Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick rules Bing Crosby can keep token stock in Detroit Tigers, even though he owns part of Pittsburgh Pirates
    1965 15th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: Western Conference beats Eastern Conference, 34-14; MVPs: Fran Tarkenton, Minnesota Vikings, QB; Terry Barr, Detroit Lions, DB
    1967 17th NBA All-Star Game, Cow Palace, San Francisco, Ca: West beats East, 135-120; MVP: Rick Barry, SF Warriors, SF
    1982 Petra Schneider swims world record 1500 m freestyle (15:43.31)
    1982 NFC Championship, Candlestick Park, SF: San Francisco 49ers beat Dallas Cowboys, 28-27; "The Catch" - iconic moment in NFL history - Dwight Clark makes fingertip catch for a TD from Joe Montana with 58" remaining; SF goes on to win Super Bowl
    1982 AFC Championship, Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati: Cincinnati Bengals beat San Diego Chargers, 27-7 in the "Freezer Bowl"
    1983 NY Supreme Court issues a preliminary injunction barring NY Yankees from playing season-opening series against Tigers in Denver
    1985 Lenny Wilkens becomes first to coach in 1,000 NBA games when his Seattle SuperSonics defeat the Golden State Warriors, 89-86
    1986 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of the Los Angeles Lakers scores his 34,000th career point during 124-102 win over Indiana Pacers; only NBA player to reach the milestone at that time; remains all-time leader (38,387)
    1989 LA Kings center Wayne Gretzky becomes NHL’s all-time leading scorer in combined regular season & playoff points; 4 assists in 5-4 home win over Edmonton brings his total to 2,011, 1 more than Gordie Howe
    1990 NCAA approves random drug testing for college football players
    1996 Jimmy Johnson announced as new coach of Miami Dolphins
    1996 Boston guard Dana Barros sinks a 3-point field goal in his 89th straight game, during the Celtics' 113-104 win over Sacramento Kings; NBA record streak ends in next game when he goes 0 from 9
    1998 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Karina Habšudová & Karol Kučera beat French pair Mary Pierce & Cédric Pioline 6-3, 6-4 for a 2-1 win, and Slovakia's first title
    1998 Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan wins his 600th NBA game with a 111-84 victory at the Houston Rockets
    1998 Vancouver Canucks veteran center Mark Messier becomes the 6th player in NHL history to record 1,000 assists in a 2-2 tie against the Florida Panthers at General Motors Place
    2003 NBA announces Charlotte, N.C. is awarded an NBA expansion franchise to be known as the Charlotte Bobcats and start play in 2004-05; eventually changes to the Charlotte Hornets for the 2014-15 season
    2004 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Lindsay Davenport & James Blake beat Slovakian pair Daniela Hantuchová & Karol Kučera 6-2, 6-3 for a 2-1 win, and 3rd American title
    2011 FIFA Ballon d'Or: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi wins 2nd straight award from team mates Andrés Iniesta & Xavi; Brazilian forward Marta wins women's award for 5th consecutive year
    2011 College Football, 13th BCS National Championship, University of Phoenix Stadium: #1 Auburn beats #2 Oregon, 22-19
    2015 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Poland's Agnieszka Radwańska & Jerzy Janowicz beat American pair Serena Williams & John Isner 7-5, 6-3 to clinch a 2-1 win; earlier Radwańska defeats Williams 6-4, 6-7, 6-1

    1862 Walter Travis, Australian-American golfer, writer, course designer (US Amateur C'ship 1900-01, 03; British Amateur 1904), born in Maldon, Australia (d. 1927)
    1873 Jack O'Neill, Irish-born baseball player, born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1935)
    1873 George Orton, Canadian athlete, born in Strathroy-Caradoc, Canada (d. 1958)
    1890 Arthur O'Hara Wood, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1913), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1918)
    1903 Voldemar Väli, Estonian wrestler, born in Kuressaare, Estonia (d. 1997)
    1916 Don Metz, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Wilcox, Canada (d. 2007)
    1916 Bob Hamilton, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1944), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 1990)
    1920 Max Patkin, American baseball player & clown, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
    1921 Rodger Ward, American aviator & race car driver, born in Beloit, Kansas (d. 2004)
    1938 Frank Mahovlich, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing, politician (6-time Stanley Cup winner, born in Timmins, Ontario
    1938 Willie McCovey, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (6-time All Star), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 2018)
    1939 Bill Toomey, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1968), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1940 Harry Gant, American race car driver, born in Taylorsville, North Carolina
    1945 Spider Sabich, American alpine skier (Olympics 1968; shot by actress Claudine Longet), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1976)
    1946 Alexis Nihon Jr, Canadian-born wrestler (Olympics 1968), born in Montreal, Quebec
    1948 Bernard Thévenet, French cyclist, born in Saint-Julien-de-Civry, France
    1949 George Foreman, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1973-74, 95), born in Marshall, Texas
    1949 Walter S. Browne, Australian-born American chess Grandmaster (1974-78, 1980-84), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2015)
    1953 Bobby Rahal, American racing car driver & team owner (over 15 wins), born in Medina, Ohio
    1958 Anatoly Pisarenko, Soviet weightlifter, born in Kiev, Ukraine
    1959 Chandra Cheesborough, American 4x100 runner (Olympic gold 1984), born in Jacksonville, Florida
    1962 Jim Lindeman, American baseball outfielder (NY Mets), born in Evanston, Illinois
    1964 Karen Josephson, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1992), born in Bristol, Connecticut
    1964 Sarah Josephson, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1992), born in Bristol, Connecticut
    1965 James Washington, American NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys, Wash Redskins), born in Abilene, Texas
    1969 Juanita Clayton, Manitou Manitoba, softball catcher (Olympics 1996)
    1970 Cameron MacKenzie, Australian 100m/200m/400m (Olympics 1996)
    1970 Deon Figures, American NFL cornerback/PR (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Bellflower, California
    1971 Sergi Bruguera, Italian tennis star, born in Barcelona, Spain
    1972 Thomas Lewis, American NFL wide receiver (NY Giants), born in Akron, Ohio
    1973 Glenn Robinson, American NBA forward (Milw, Olympic gold 1996), born in Gary, Indiana
    1973 Travis Davis, American NFL strong safety (New Orleans Saints, Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Wilmington, California
    1974 Hollis Thomas, American football defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Abilene, Texas
    1974 Davide Dionigi, Italian footballer, born in Modena, Italy
    1974 Steve Marlet, French footballer, born in Pithiviers, France
    1975 Jake Delhomme, American football player, born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
    1976 Adam Kennedy, American MLB second baseman (Los Angeles Dodgers, Anaheim Angels), born in Riverside, California
    1980 Matt Roney, American baseball player, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
    1983 Danilo Dirani, Brazilian racing driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
    1990 Tao Li, Singaporean Olympic swimmer, born in Wuhan, China

  2. g8orbill

    g8orbill Old Gator Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Clermont, Fl
    Gusher signals start of U.S. oil industry
    On this day in 1901, a drilling derrick at Spindletop Hill near Beaumont, Texas, produces an enormous gusher of crude oil, coating the landscape for hundreds of feet and signaling the advent of the American oil industry. The geyser was discovered at a depth of over 1,000 feet, flowed at an initial r... read more »

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    First meeting of the United Nations »
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1915 Jacob Ruppert and Colonel Tillinghast Huston purchase the New York Yankees for $460,000, Ruppert pays his portion in cash
    1946 Bert Bell becomes second NFL commissioner, moves Chicago headquarters to Philadelphia
    1953 J. Edgar Hoover declines 6 figure offer to become president of International Boxing Club
    1959 9th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: Eastern Conference beats Western Conference, 28-21; MVPs: Frank Gifford, NY Giants, HB; Doug Atkins, Chicago Bears, DE
    1960 LaMar Clark sets pro boxing record of 44 consecutive knockouts
    1966 16th NBA All-Star Game, Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, OH: East beats West, 137-94; MVP: Adrian Smith, Cincinnati Royals, PG
    1967 San Diego is granted an NBA franchise to be called the Rockets; franchise moves to Houston for the 1971-72 season
    1970 Super Bowl IV, Tulane Stadium, New Orleans, LA: KC Chiefs beat Minnesota Vikings, 23-7; MVP: Len Dawson, Kansas City, QB
    1973 American League adopts designated hitter rule
    1977 Cubs trade outfielder Rick Monday to Dodgers for Bill Buckner
    1981 AFC Championship, Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego: Oakland Raiders beat San Diego Chargers, 34-27
    1981 NFC Championship, Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia: Philadelphia Eagles beat Dallas Cowboys, 20-7
    1983 Billy Martin named NY Yankee manager for 3rd time
    1983 LA Kings' center Marcel Dionne picks up his 24th NHL career hat-trick and adds 3 assists for 6 points in a 9-7 win at Washington; Kings' first road win after 8 straight losses
    1983 Edmonton’s Pat Hughes sets NHL record for the fastest 2 shorthanded goals by one player at just 25 seconds apart in a 7-5 win at St. Louis; first player to break a Wayne Gretzky record
    1984 Denver Nuggets 163, San Antonio Spurs 155-highest-scoring NBA game
    1987 Largest crowd (76,633) at NFL NY Giant Stadium (beat Wash 17-0)
    1987 AFC Championship, Cleveland Stadium: Denver Broncos beat Cleveland Browns 23-20 (OT)
    1987 NFC Championship, Giants Stadium, East Rutherford: New York Giants beat Washington Redskins, 17-0
    1988 USSR announces it will participate in Seoul Summer Olympics
    1989 Denver Nuggets' rookie Jerome Lane misses 7 free throws in a game against Milwaukee, one missed by 2 feet
    1990 Bobby Knight becomes basketball's Big 10 winningest coach (229)
    1990 Pat LaFontaine sets NY Islander record of scoring goals in 11 straight
    1991 Ben Johnson's 1st race after being stripped of his 1988 Olympic Gold medal for steroid use, he finishes 2nd
    1995 Birmingham Barracudas (based in Alabama) granted CFL franchise, experiment only lasts one season
    1995 NHLPA & owners agree to end NHL strike
    1998 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat Pittsburgh Steelers 24-21
    1998 NFC Championship, 3Com Park, SF: Green Bay Packers beat San Francisco 49ers, 23-10
    1999 Marty Schottenheimer resigns as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs
    2001 New York Knicks hold an opponent under 100 points for NBA-record 29th straight game in a 76-75 loss to the Houston Rockets; streak snaps 46-year-old NBA record of 28 straight set by the Fort Wayne Pistons in 1954-55
    2003 Washington right wing Jaromír Jágr scores his 10th career hat-trick and adds 4 assists for 7 points and his 1,200th NHL point in a 12-2 win against Florida; Jágr has 20+ goals in each of his 13 NHL seasons
    2004 "4th and 26", trailing Green Bay Packers by 3 in NFC Divisional Playoff Game, Philadelphia Eagles face 4th and 26 on their final drive, Donovan McNabb hits Freddie Mitchell for 29 yards. Eagles tie the game and go on to win in overtime
    2004 Washington Capitols' German goaltender Olaf Kölzig records his 32nd NHL career shutout in a 1-0 win against the visiting Edmonton Oilers
    2016 FIFA Ballon d'Or: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi wins his record 5th award with 41.33% of the votes; American midfielder Carli Lloyd is Women's World Player of the Year
    2016 College Football National Championship, University of Phoenix Stadium: #2 Alabama beats #1 Clemson, 45-40

    1857 Frederick J Archer, English jockey (won 5 Derbys)
    1872 Wilfred Baddeley, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1891-2, 95), born in Bromley, England (d. 1929)
    1876 Thomas Hicks, English athlete (Olympic gold marathon 1904), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1952)
    1876 Elmer Flick, American baseball player (d. 1971)
    1890 Max Carey, American baseball player, born in Terre Haute, Indiana (d. 1976)
    1896 Paddy Driscoll, NFL quarterback and coach (Chic Cardinals, Bears)
    1912 Lynwood Thomas "Schoolboy" Rowe, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Waco, Texas (d. 1961)
    1923 Carroll Shelby, American race car driver, automobile designer and businessman, (d. 2012)
    1927 John Hayes, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (15 Tests, 30 wickets), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2007)
    1939 Anne Heggtveit, Canadian alpine skier (Olympic gold 1960), born in Ottawa, Ontario
    1941 Gérson, Brazilian footballer
    1943 Henry Cecil, Aberdeen, Scotland, English horse racing trainer
    1946 Ludmila Poradnik, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
    1948 Madeline Manning-Mimms, American athlete (Olympic gold 800m 1968), born in Cleveland, Ohio
    1951 Willie Maddren, English former footballer (d. 2000)
    1952 Ben Crenshaw, American golfer (US Masters 1984, 95), born in Austin, Texas
    1957 Darryl Dawkins, American professional basketball player (Philadelphia 76ers, NJ Nets), born in Orlando, Florida (d. 2015)
    1957 Bryan Robson, English soccer midfielder, manager (90 caps; Manchester United, WBA, Middlesborough), born in Chester-le-Street, England
    1959 Brett Bodine, auto racer
    1961 Paul Skansi, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawk)
    1962 Donn Pall, Evergreen Park IL, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies, Fl Marlins)
    1963 Kate Gompert, Ames lA, tennis star
    1963 Petra Schneider, East German swimmer (Olympic gold 400m, 400m medley Moscow), born in Chemnitz, Germany
    1963 Tracy Caulkins, Winona Minn, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1984)
    1965 Barbara Belding, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-17th-1994), born in San Diego, California
    1965 Roland Scholten, Dutch darts player (UK Open 2004), born in The Hague, Netherlands
    1967 Richmond Webb, NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins)
    1967 Ronnie Stern, St-Agathe, NHL right wing (Calgary Flames)
    1968 Ben Rivera, Dominican-American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
    1969 Darren Anderson, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs)
    1969 Dave Cruikshank, Northbrook Ill, speed skater (Olympics 1994)
    1970 Franco Davin, Argentina, tennis star
    1971 Alexander Delgado, Palmerejo Venezuela, catcher (Boston Red Sox)
    1971 Noah Cantor, CFL defensive tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
    1971 Stephen Smith, high jumper, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
    1972 Dexter Seigler, NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
    1972 Huub Loeffen, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse)
    1972 Rey Ordonez, infielder (NY Mets), born in Havana, Cuba
    1973 Dave Dickenson, Canadian football coach and quarterback (Calgary Stampeders), born in Great Falls, Montana
    1974 Goran Lozanovski, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
    1974 Rod Jones, American NFL guard (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Detroit, Michigan
    1974 Warren Morris, American baseball infielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Alexandria, Louisiana
    1974 Jens Nowotny, German footballer, born in Malsch, Germany
    1975 Brad Badger, American football player (Washington Redskins), born in Corvallis, Oregon
    1975 Rory Fitzpatrick, American NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens), born in Rochester, New York
    1976 Efthimios Rentzias, Greek basketball player, born in Trikala, Greece
    1977 Shomari Buchanan, American football player, born in Corpus Christi, Texas
    1978 Michael Duff, Northern Irish footballer, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    1978 Emile Heskey, English footballer, born in Leicester, United Kingdom
    1980 Mike Williams, American football player, born in South Carolina, United States
    1983 Matthew Palleschi, Canadian soccer player, born in Richmond Hill, Canada
    1983 Adrian Sutil, German racing driver, born in Starnberg, Germany
    1985 Kazuki Nakajima, Japanese racing driver, born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan
    1987 Scotty Cranmer, US professional BMX rider, born in Jackson Township, New Jersey
    1987 Danuta Kozák, Hungarian sprint canoeist (5-time Olympic gold K-1, K-2, K-4 500m 2012, 16), born in Budapest, Hungary

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

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1918 Montreal Canadien's center Joe Malone scores 5 goals in a 9-4 win over Ottawa to become the first 20 goal scorer in NHL history; goes on to score 44 regular season goals
    1920 Annual drafting of baseball players from minor leagues to be done in inverse order of the final standings, agreed to
    1921 Kenesaw Mountain Landis becomes 1st commissioner of baseball
    1946 NFL champs Cleveland Rams given permission to move to LA
    1951 Ezzard Charles TKOs Lee Oma in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
    1952 2nd NFL Pro Bowl, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: National Conference beats American Conference, 30-13; MVP: Dan Towler, LA Rams, FB
    1958 NCAA adds 2 point conversion to football scoring
    1958 8th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: Western Conference beats Eastern Conference, 26-7; MVPs: Hugh McElhenny, SF 49ers, HB; Gene Brito, Washington Redskins, DE
    1958 Syracuse National Dolph Schayes sets NBA record at 11,770 points
    1960 Syracuse National Dolph Schayes is 1st NBA'er to score 15,000 points
    1964 14th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: Western Conference beats Eastern Conference, 31-17; MVPs: Johnny Unitas, Baltimore Colts, QB; Gino Marchetti, Baltimore Colts, DE
    1966 Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach records his 1,000th NBA career victory (regular season and playoffs), 114-102 over the Los Angeles Lakers in Boston
    1967 Louisville, Kentucky, draft board refuses exemption for boxer Muhammad Ali
    1969 Super Bowl III, Orange Bowl, Miami, FL: New York Jets beat Baltimore Colts, 16-7; MVP: Joe Namath, NY Jets, QB
    1971 21st NBA All-Star Game, San Diego Sports Arena: West beats East, 108-107; MVP: Lenny Wilkens, Seattle SuperSonics, PG; oldest MVP in All-Star history (33); scores 21 points
    1975 Super Bowl IX, Tulane Stadium, New Orleans, LA: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Minnesota Vikings, 16-6; MVP: Franco Harris, Pittsburgh, RB
    1980 Phoenix point guard Mike Bratz begins NBA free throw streak of 57 games during a 107-96 loss at the Golden State Warriors
    1980 Björn Borg of Sweden wins his first of 2 season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis titles outclassing American Vitas Gerulaitis 6–2, 6–2 at Madison Square Garden, NYC
    1983 NCAA creates football Kickoff Classic to begin in August
    1986 Chicago Blackhawk centre Denis Savard scores at 4 seconds of 3rd period
    1986 AFC Championship, Miami Orange Bowl: New England Patriots beat Miami Dolphins, 31-14
    1986 NFC Championship, Soldier Field, Chicago: Chicago Bears beat Los Angeles Rams, 24-0
    1988 Willie Stargell (Pitts Pirate), elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    1991 Largest crowd to watch Atlantic Coast Womens Basketball game (11,520)
    1991 Melvin Stewart swims world record 200 m butterfly (1:55.69)
    1992 AFC Championship, Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, NY: Buffalo Bills beat Denver Broncos, 10-7
    NFL Quarterback John Elway
    1992 NFC Championship, RFK Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C.: Washington Redskins beat Detroit Lions, 41-10
    1993 NHL great Mario Lemieux announces that he has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma
    1994 Steve Carlton (Phillies) elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    1995 Murder trial against O.J. Simpson, begins in LA
    1997 Ice skater Oksana Baiul injured slightly whiled driving intoxicated
    1997 Tiger Woods wins Mercedes Championships
    1997 AFC Championship, Foxborough Stadium: New England Patriots beat Jacksonville Jaguars, 20-6
    1997 NFC Championship, Lambeau Field, Green Bay: Green Bay Packers beat Carolina Panthers, 30-13
    2006 During an emotional ceremony, Mark Messier's #11 jersey is retired by the New York Rangers
    2009 Cristiano Ronaldo is awarded 2008 FIFA World Player of the Year for the first time at a ceremony in Zurich
    2013 "Mile High Miracle", In AFC Divisional Playoff Game Denver Broncos trail Baltimore Ravens 35-28 with 1:09 remaining, quarterback Joe Flacco heaves 70 yard touchdown pass to receiver Jacoby Jones to tie the game. Ravens win in overtime.
    2014 Stephen Bunting and Lisa Ashton win the 2014 BDO World Darts Championship
    2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or: Real Madrid & Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo wins for a 2nd consecutive time; his 3rd award overall; VfL Wolfsburg midfielder Nadine Keßler is women's award winner
    2015 College Football National Championship, AT&T Stadium, Arlington: #4 Ohio State beats #2 Oregon, 42-20

    1860 Henry Larkin, American baseball player (d. 1942)
    1873 Spyridon Louis, Greek distance runner, soldier (winner first modern Olympics marathon 1896), born in Marousi, Greece (d. 1940)
    1879 Ray Harroun, American race car driver (d. 1968)
    1894 Georges Carpentier, French boxer (world light heavyweight champion, 1st $1m gate v J Dempsey), born in Lievin, France (d. 1975)
    1921 John Henry Davis Jr, American weightlifter (Olym-gold-1948, 52), born in Smithtown, New York
    1924 Olivier Gendebien, Belgian auto racer (24 hours of Le Mans 1958, 60-62), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1998)
    1925 Ralph Legall, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (4 Tests), born in St Michael, Barbados (d. 2003)
    1928 Vic Toweel, South African boxer (undisputed world bantamweight champion), born in Benoni, South Africa (d. 2008)
    1930 Tim Horton, Canadian ice hockey player & co-founder of Tim Hortons, born in Cochrane, Ontario (d. 1974)
    1934 Mick Sullivan, English rugby league footballer, born in Pudsey, England (d. 2016)
    1944 Joe Frazier, American heavyweight boxing champion (1968-73, Olympic gold 1964), born in Beaufort, South Carolina (d. 2011)
    1944 Vlastimil Hort, Czechoslovak-born German chess player, born in Kladno, Czech Republic
    1947 Tom Dempsey, American NFL record-holder (longest field goal, 63 yards), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    1948 Kenny Allen, English footballer, born in Fenton, Michigan
    1949 Ottmar Hitzfeld, German football manager, born in Lörrach, Germany
    1951 Bill Madlock, American MLB player (Chicago Cubs), born in Memphis, Tennessee
    1951 Drew Pearson, American NFL wide receiver, born in South River, New Jersey
    1958 Curt Fraser, American ice hockey coach, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
    1960 Dominique Wilkins, American NBA forward (Atlanta Hawks), born in Paris, France
    1960 Rob Derksen, Australian baseball head coach (Olympics 1996), born in Hales Corner, Wisconsin (d. 2004)
    1961 Andrea Carnevale, Italian soccer player (Napoli), born in Monte San Biagio, Italy
    1962 Richie Richardson, West Indies cricketer (elegant West Indian batsman 1983-95), born in Five Islands Village, Antigua and Barbuda
    1962 Gunde Svan, Swedish cross country skier (4 Olympic gold 1984, 88), born in Järna, Sweden
    1964 Laura Gildemeister, Argentina, tennis star, born in Córdoba, Argentina
    1965 Henry Thomas, American defensive tackle (Detroit Lions, New England Patriots), born in Houston, Texas
    1966 Craig Parry, Australian golfer (US Open 1993 3rd; PGA Tour titles), born in Sunshine, Victoria
    1966 Linda Ferrando, Italian tennis star, born in Genoa, Italy
    1967 Marco Boogers, Dutch soccer player (RKC, Sparta, West Ham United), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands
    1967 Mike Simms, American outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Whittier, California
    1967 Ulf Dahlén, Swedish NHL forward (Team Sweden, San Jose), born in Östersund, Sweden
    1967 Vendela Kirsebom, Norwegian-Swedish model (Sports Illustrated 1993), born in Stockholm, Sweden
    1968 Vince Buck, American NFL safety (New Orleans Saints), born in Owensboro, Kentucky
    1968 Mauro Silva, Brazilian footballer, born in São Paulo, Brazil
    1969 Cam Russell, Canadian NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia
    1969 Robert Prosinečki, Croatian footballer, born in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany
    1970 Jenny Griffith, American WPVA volleyballer (National-13th-1995), born in Burbank, California
    1971 Andy Fox, American baseball infielder (NY Yankees), born in Sacramento, California
    1971 Oscar Sturgis, American NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys), born in Hamlet, North Carolina
    1971 Scott Burrell, American NBA guard/forward (Chicago Bulls, Charlotte Hornets), born in New Haven, Connecticut
    1971 Shane Dronett, American NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos), born in Orange, Texas (d. 2009)
    1972 Dominique Ross, American NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys), born in Jacksonville, Florida
    1975 Jocelyn Thibault, Canadian NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens), born in Montreal, Quebec
    1977 Yoandy Garlobo, Cuban baseball player, born in Jovellanos, Cuba
    1977 Cade McNown, American football player, born in Portland, Oregon
    1978 Bonaventure Kalou, Ivorian footballer, born in Oumé, Côte d’Ivoire
    1978 Luis Ayala, Mexican baseball pitcher, born in Los Mochis, Mexico
    1979 Jenny Schmidgall, American ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
    1979 Grzegorz Rasiak, Polish footballer, born in Szczecin, Poland
    1980 Bobby Crosby, American baseball player, born in Lakewood, California
    1981 Dan Klecko, American football player, born in Chester, Pennsylvania
    1982 Sherzod Abdurahmonov, Uzbekistanian boxer
    1982 Paul-Henri Mathieu, French tennis player, born in Strasbourg, France
    1982 Dimitrios Tsiamis, Greek triple jumper, born in Karditsa, Greece
    1982 Hans Van Alphen, Belgian decathlete, born in Turnhout, Belgium
    1982 Chris Ray, American baseball player, born in Tampa, Florida
    1982 Dontrelle Willis, American baseball player, born in Oakland, California
    1984 Scott Olsen, American baseball player, born in Kalamazoo, Michigan
    1985 Artem Milevskiy, Ukrainian footballer, born in Minsk, Belarus
    1986 Miguel Ángel Nieto, Spanish footballer, born in Madrid, Spain
    1987 Salvatore Sirigu, Italian footballer, born in Nuoro, Italy
    1988 Chris Casement, Irish footballer, born in Belfast, United Kingdom

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    g8orbill Old Gator Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Clermont, Fl
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    g8orbill Old Gator Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Clermont, Fl
    Pope recognizes Knights Templar
    On this day in 1128, Pope Honorius II grants a papal sanction to the military order known as the Knights Templar, declaring it to be an army of God. Led by the Frenchman Hughes de Payens, the Knights Templar organization was founded in 1118. Its self-imposed mission was to protect Christian pilgrims... read more »

    James Joyce dies »
    Comedian Ernie Kovacs dies in car crash »
    Johnny Cash performs at Folsom Prison »
    Union General Napoleon Bonaparte Buford is born »
    Soviets boycott United Nations Security Council »
    Doc Barker is killed by prison guards as he attempts to escape »
    The Manuel Massacres »
    After massacre, sole surviving British soldier escapes Kabul »
    Plane crashes into Potomac River »
    Michael Jordan retires for a second time »
    Lyndon Johnson appoints first African American cabinet member »
    Douglas Wilder of Virginia becomes the nation's first African American governor »
    Wyatt Earp dies in Los Angeles »
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1908 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Wanderers rout Ottawa Victorias, 13-1 for 2-0 sweep of challenge series
    1919 Dutch Soccer team OSV forms
    1953 3rd NBA All-Star Game, Allen County Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Indiana: West beats East, 79-75; MVP: George Mikan, Minneapolis Lakers, C
    1957 7th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: Western Conference beats Eastern Conference, 19-10; MVPs: Bert Rechichar, Baltimore Colts, K; Ernie Stautner, Pittsburgh Steelers, DT
    1962 Philadelphia center Wilt Chamberlain scores 73 points in Warriors' 135-117 win over Chicago Packers; at the time, most points scored in NBA regulation game, and remains tied for 3rd-highest total
    1963 2nd AFL All Star Game, Balboa Stadium, SD: Western Division beats Eastern Division, 21-14; MVPs: Curtis McClinton, Dallas Texans, RB; Earl Faison, LA Chargers, DE
    1963 13th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: Eastern Conference beats Western Conference, 30-20; MVPs: Jim Brown, Cleveland Browns, RB; Eugene Lipscomb, Pittsburgh Steelers, DT
    1964 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Australian Margaret Smith beats doubles partner Lesley Turner 6-3, 6-2 for her 5th Australian singles crown
    1964 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson retains title; beats fellow Australian Fred Stolle 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
    1965 15th NBA All-Star Game, St. Louis Arena, St. Louis, Mo: East beats West, 124-123; MVP: Jerry Lucas, Cincinnati Royals, F
    1968 Minnesota North Stars NHL player Bill Masterson, suffers head injuries during a game and dies two days later, becoming the 1st player to die as result of a game
    1971 In a high profile NHL trade, the Montreal Canadiens obtain future Hockey Hall of Fame left wing Frank Mahovlich from Detroit, in exchange for Bill Collins, Guy Charron and Mickey Redmond
    1972 Bernice Gera wins anti-discrimination case against the National Baseball Congressl, initiated March 15, 1971 to be allowed to umpire
    1974 Super Bowl VIII, Rice Stadium, Houston, TX: Miami Dolphins beat Minnesota Vikings, 24-7; MVP: Larry Csonka, Miami, RB
    1976 Future undisputed world middleweight boxing champion Marvin Hagler suffers his first career loss in a controversial 10-round majority decision to Bobby Watts at the Philadelphia Spectrum
    1981 Islander's Mike Bossy's 15th career hat trick-4 goals
    1982 Hank Aaron & Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame
    1983 AMA urges ban on boxing, cites Muhammad Ali's deteriorating condition
    1983 Quebec Nordiques play 251st NHL game without being shut out
    1985 23rd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats USA in Nagoya Japan (2-1)
    1985 99 year old Otto Bucher from Switzerland becomes oldest man to record a hole-in-one at Spanish GC La Manga's 130-yard 12th hole
    1985 Blackhawk Doug Wilson failed on 12th penalty shot against Islanders
    1985 John McEnroe repeats previous year's result with a 7–5, 6–0, 6–4 win over Ivan Lendl to claim back-to-back season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis titles at Madison Square Garden, NYC
    1985 Playing in his 436th career game, Edmonton center Wayne Gretzky scores his 400th career NHL goal and adds 2 assists in a 5-4 Oilers' win over the Sabres in Buffalo
    1989 Jerry Parks, Oklahoma defensive back, charged with shooting a teammate
    1991 42 killed in exhibition soccer match in Johannesburg, South Africa
    1991 Soccer stadium riot in Orkney, South Africa, at least 40 die
    1994 Tonya Harding's bodyguard, Shawn Eric Eckardt & Derrick Brian Smith arrested & charged with conspiracy in attack of skater Nancy Kerrigan
    1995 26 HNL teams unanimously ratify agreement to end NHL strike
    1995 America3 becomes 1st all-female crew to win an America's Cup race
    1999 Basketball superstar Michael Jordan announces his second retirement just prior to start of lockout-shortened 1998-99 NBA season; returns in 2001 with Washington
    2001 Atlanta Hawks retire Dominique Wilkins' No. 21 in pre-game ceremonies at Philips Arena; joins Bob Pettit and Lou Hudson as the only Hawks to have their numbers retired
    2002 In a controversial move, Marty Schottenheimer is fired as head coach of the Washington Redskins after just one season
    2004 Toronto's Tom Fitzgerald and Gary Roberts become first teammates in NHL history to play their 1,000th NHL game on the same night as the Maple Leafs beat the visiting Calgary Flames, 4-1
    2008 Orlando Magic knock down a then NBA-record 23 3-pointers in 37 attempts (62.2%); Jameer Nelson goes 5-for-5 from beyond the arc as Magic beat the Sacramento Kings, 139-107
    2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or: Real Madrid & Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo ends Lionel Messi's domination of award; FFC Frankfurt goalkeeper Nadine Angerer takes women's award
    2019 Lionel Messi scores for FC Barcelona in 3-0 win over Eibar, his 400th goal in La Liga; becomes first player to reach mark in just one of Europe's top 5 leagues; Cristiano Ronaldo had 409 in Spain, England & Italy
    2019 Houston guard James Harden scores 38 points in Rockets' 116-108 loss to Orlando; 16th straight game with 30+ points matching Kobe Bryant's NBA record streak; also goes 1 for 17 from 3-point arc, tying record for most misses

    1886 Art Ross, Canadian ice hockey player and executive (d. 1964)
    1892 Paul Smart, American yachtsman (Olympic gold 1948)
    1919 Army Archerd, Hollywood columnist/TV host (Movie Game)
    1933 Tom B Gola, NBA Hall-of-Famer, (d. 2014)
    1938 Tord Grip, Swedish football manager
    1939 Jacek Gmoch, Polish footballer and coach
    1941 Meinhard Nehmer, German DR, 2 man bobsledder (Olympic gold 1976)
    1944 Christina von Saltza, American swimmer (Olympic gold 400m, 4x100m freestyle, 4x100m medley 1960), born in San Francisco, California
    1947 Peter Sundelin, Swedish yachtsmen (Olympic gold 1968)
    1947 Carles Rexach, former Spanish-Catalan footballer and coach
    1948 Kenia Jayantilal, cricketer (5 at Kingston 71 his only inns for India)
    1950 Bob Forsch, American baseball player
    1953 Bob Baffert, American Racing Hall of Fame trainer (Triple Crown 2015, 18), born in Nogales, Arizona
    1957 Christina Seufert, Sacraento California, diver (Olympic bronze 1984)
    1957 Mark O'Meara, American golfer (US Masters, British Open 1988), born in Goldsboro North Carolina
    1958 Ricardo Acuna, Chile, tennis star
    1960 Takis Lemonis, Greek footballer and coach
    1961 Kelly Hrudey, Edmonton, NHL goalie (LA Kings)
    1961 Kent Hull, NFL center (Buffalo Bills)
    1962 Brett Maxie, NFL safety (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
    1962 Kevin Mitchell, American baseball outfielder (NL MVP 1989; MLB All Star 1989, 90; SF Giants), born in San Diego, California
    1963 Dirk Tazelaar, cricketer (Queensland & Surrey left-arm pace bowler)
    1963 Felita Carr, dance skater (& Komarov-1995 Pac Champ), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    1966 Marcus Turner, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Jets)
    1968 Kelly Boucher, Canadian basketball forward (1996 & 2000 Olympics), born in Calgary, Alberta
    1968 Mike Whitlow, English footballer
    1969 Andre Cason, US runner (world record 50 indoor), born in Virginia Beach, Virginia
    1969 Dan Footman, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts)
    1969 John Flannery, guard/corner (Dallas Cowboys)
    1969 Katarzyna Nowak, tennis star (1994 Futures France), born in Łódź, Poland
    1969 Kevin Foster, American baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
    1969 Orlando Miller, Changionola Panama, infielder (Houston Astros)
    1969 Robert Wilson, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins)
    1969 Stephen Hendry, Scottish professional snooker player (record 7 World Championships), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
    1970 Frank Kooiman, soccer player (Sparta)
    1970 Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (Tour de France 1998), born in Cesena, Italy (d. 2004)
    1971 Elmer Dessens, Hermosillo Mexico, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
    1972 Byron "Bam" Morris, NFL running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
    1972 Richard Woodley, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
    1972 Vitaly Scherbo, Belarusian gymnast (6 Olympic gold medals Barcelona 1992), born in Minsk, Belarus
    1973 Nikolai Khabibulin, Sverdlovsk Russia, NHL goalie (Winnipeg Jets)
    1974 Matt Lepsis, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
    1974 Sergei Brylin, NHL center (NJ Devils), born in Moscow, Russia
    1975 Angela Holbeck, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
    1976 Gary Brent, cricketer (Zimbabwe ODI pace bowler 1996)
    1977 James Posey, American basketball player
    1980 Nils-Eric Johansson, Swedish footballer
    1980 Akira Kaji, Japanese footballer
    1980 Michael Rupp, American ice hockey player
    1981 Reggie Brown, American football player
    1981 Darrell Rasner, American baseball player
    1982 Guillermo Coria, Argentine tennis player
    1983 Ronny Turiaf, French basketball player
    1986 Joannie Rochette, Canadian figure skater
    1989 Bryan Arguez, American soccer player
    1997 Connor McDavid, Canadian NHL centre (1st pick 2015 Draft by Edmonton Oilers), born in Richmond Hill, Ontario
    1997 Egan Bernal, Colombian cyclist (Tour de France 2019), born in Bogotá, Colombia
    1999 Nasa Hataoka, Japanese golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 2018 runner-up), born in Ibaraki, Japan

  8. gatorjjh

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

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1919 John McGraw, Charles A Stoneham and Judge MCQuade buy NY Giants
    1927 Toronto Maple Leafs 1st hat trick (Hap Day) vs NY Rangers
    1932 Racing Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Arcaro wins his 1st race
    1935 Australian Championships Women's Tennis, Melbourne: In an all-British final Dorothy Round Little defeats Nancy Lyle 1-6, 6-1, 6-3
    1935 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Home favourite Jack Crawford wins his 4th Australian title; beats Fred Perry of England 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
    1940 Commissioner Kenesaw Landis gives free agency to 91 Detroit Tigers
    1940 2nd NFL All Star Game, Gilmore Stadium, LA, CA: Green Bay Packers beat NFL All-Stars, 16-7
    1943 Montreal Canadiens' left wing Alex Smart becomes the first NHL rookie to score a hat trick in his first NHL game, a 5-1 win at home over the Chicago Black Hawks
    1946 1946 NFL Draft: Frank Dancewicz from University of Notre Dame first pick by Boston Yanks
    1951 1st NFL Pro Bowl, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: American Conference beats National Conference, 28-27; MVP: Otto Graham, Cleveland Browns, QB
    1961 Chic Bear Willard Dewveall becomes 1st NFLer to join AFL
    1962 12th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: Western Conference beats Eastern Conference, 31-30; MVPs: Jim Brown, Cleveland Browns, RB; Henry Jordan, Green Bay Packers, DT
    1964 14th NBA All-Star Game, Boston Garden: East beats West, 111-107; MVP: Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati Royals, PG
    1968 Super Bowl II, Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, FL: Green Bay Packers beat Oakland Raiders, 33-14; MVP: Bart Starr, Green Bay, QB NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
    1969 Matt Busby retires from Manchester United
    1969 19th NBA All-Star Game, Baltimore Civic Centre: East beats West, 123-112; MVP: Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati Royals, PG
    1973 Super Bowl VII, LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA: Miami Dolphins beat Washington Redskins, 14-7; MVP: Jake Scott, Miami, S
    1975 Anita Wold (Norway) sets women's ski jump distance record-98 m
    1975 25th NBA All-Star Game, Arizona Vets Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, Az: East beats West, 108-102; MVP: Walt Frazier, NY Knicks, PG
    1976 Ted Turner becomes CEO of Atlanta Braves
    1979 John McEnroe wins his first of 3 season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis titles 6–7, 6–3, 7–5 against fellow American Arthur Ashe at Madison Square Garden, NYC
    1979 Puerto Rican boxer Wilfred Benitez beats WBC welterweight champion Carlos Palomino of Mexico in a 15-round split decision in San Juan, Puerto Rico; becomes two-division champion at the age of 20
    1984 Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini scores a 3rd-round TKO of Bobby Chacon to retain his WBA lightweight title in Reno, Nevada; Chacon so severely battered he thanks referee Richard Steele for stopping the fight
    1985 Martina Navratilova is 3rd to win 100 tennis tournaments (Connors & Evert)
    1987 Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    1990 AFC Championship, Mile High Stadium, Denver: Denver Broncos beat Cleveland Browns 37-21
    1990 NFC Championship, Candlestick Park, SF: San Francisco 49ers beat Los Angeles Rams, 30-3
    1993 Utah Jazz center Mark Eaton blocks 2 shots in a 96-89 win over Seattle SuperSonics; becomes only 2nd player in NBA history (along with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) to record 3,000 career blocks
    1994 Inna Lassovskaya triple-jumps ladies world record (14.61m)
    1995 Vinny Pazienza beats Panamanian boxing legend Roberto Durán in a 12-round unanimous decision in a super middleweight bout in Atlantic City; 2nd time in 6 months Pazienza wears down 43-year-old Duran in a high profile pay-pay-view bout
    1996 AFC Championship, Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Indianapolis Colts, 20-16
    1996 NFC Championship, Texas Stadium: Dallas Cowboys beat Green Bay Packers, 38-27
    1998 Charles Barkley pleads not guilty to an assault charge
    2001 AFC Championship, Network Associates Coliseum, Oakland: Baltimore Ravens beat Oakland Raiders, 16-3
    2001 NFC Championship, Giants Stadium, East Rutherford: New York Giants beat Minnesota Vikings, 41-0

    1920 Bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1982)
    1920 Donald Beard, New Zealand cricketer (NZ pace bowler in the 1950's), born in Palmerston North, New Zealand (d. 1982)
    1921 Ken Sailors, American professional basketball player (popularized and may have invented the jump shot), born in Bushnell, Nebraska (d. 2016)
    1927 Ivan Kalita, Soviet equestrian dressage (Olympic silver 1968), born in Tambov Governorate (d. 1996)
    1932 Don Garlits, American racing driver (1st drag racer over 200mph for 1/4 mile), born in Tampa, Florida
    1936 Ludmila Pinayeva, Soviet 500m kayaker (Olympic gold 1964, 1968, 1972), born in Krasnoye Selo, Russia
    1936 Reiner Klimke, German equestrian (Olympic gold 1984), born in Münster, Germany (d. 1999)
    1937 Ken Higgs, English cricketer (effective England pace-bowler in 15 Tests 1965-68), born in Kidsgrove, United Kingdom (d. 2016)
    1937 Erland Kops, Danish badminton player, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2017)
    1941 Gibby Gilbert, American golfer (Masters 1980 runner-up), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
    1942 Ian Brayshaw, Australian cricketer & footballer, born in South Perth, Australia
    1942 Dave Campbell, American baseball player, born in Manistee, Michigan
    1944 Graham Marsh, Australian golfer, course designer (US Senior Open 1997, The Tradition 1999), born in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
    1947 Bill Weberniuk, Canadian snookers player, born in Winnipeg, Canada (d. 2003)
    1947 Rubén Olivares, Mexican boxer (4-division world champion), born in Mexico City, Mexico
    1951 Gil Pak Jong, North Korean judoka (Olympic-1976)
    1954 Jim Duggan, American wrestler, born in Glens Falls, New York
    1959 Paul Terry, English cricketer (in Germany Two Tests England v WI 1984), born in Osnabrück, Germany
    1964 Sergei Nemchinov, American NHL center (NY Islanders, Olympic silver 1998), born in Moscow, Russia
    1964 Ernest Miller, American wrestler, born in Atlanta, Georgia
    1965 Dave Lowry, American NHL left wing (Florida Panthers), born in Greater Sudbury, Canada
    1966 Matt Brock, American NFL defensive end (NY Jets), born in Ogden, Utah
    1967 Terry Wooden, American NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks, KC Chiefs), born in Hartford, Connecticut
    1968 Fred Honebein, American rower (Olympic 5th 1996), born in San Francisco, California
    1968 Ruel Fox, English footballer, born in Ipswich, United Kingdom
    1969 Martin Bicknell, American cricketer (England pace bowler 1993), born in Guildford, California
    1969 Rico Smith, American NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns), born in Compton, California
    1970 Eric Charron, Canadian NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), born in Verdun, Quebec
    1970 Steve Cooke, American baseball pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Lihue, Hawaii
    1970 Tyrone Hughes, American NFL cornerback (New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
    1971 Antonios Nikopolidis, Greek footballer, born in Arta, Greece
    1972 Michael Davis, American NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns), born in Glendale, California
    1972 Raimondas Rumšas, Lithuanian cyclist, born in Šilutė, Lithuania
    1973 Lethon Flowers, American NFL defensive back (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Columbia, South Carolina
    1973 Rod Myers, American baseball outfielder (KC Royals), born in Conroe, Texas
    1973 Giancarlo Fisichella, Italian race car driver, born in Rome, Italy
    1974 Hugues Legault, Canadian 50m swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
    1974 Nancy Napolski, American sports shooter (Olympics 1996), born in Hinsdale, Idaho
    1975 Marcel Koning, Dutch football player (FC The Hague/NEC), born in The Hague, Netherlands
    1977 Terry Ryan, American NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens), born in St. John's, Canada
    1978 Shawn Crawford, American sprinter, born in Van Wyck, South Carolina
    1980 Clive Clarke, Irish footballer, born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland
    1980 Cory Gibbs, American soccer player, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    1980 Ossama Haidar, Lebanese soccer player
    1980 Byron Leftwich, American football player, born in Washington, D.C.
    1982 Léo Lima, Brazilian footballer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    1982 Víctor Valdés, Spanish goalkeeper, born in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain
    1983 Maxime Monfort, Belgian cyclist, born in Bastogne, Belgium
    1984 Mike Pelfrey, American baseball player, born in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
    6 Cristina Aicardi, Peruvian badminton player
  9. gatorjjh

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

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1892 Basketball rules first published in Triangle Magazine, written by James Naismith
    1934 New York Yankees slugger Babe Ruth, nearing end of illustrious career, signs a 1-year contract worth $35,000; represents a pay cut of $17,000 for "The Babe"
    1936 Horace Stoneham is elected president of New York Giants MLB franchise; succeeds late father, Charles; remains president for next 40 years, presiding over move to SF, before selling team in 1976
    1939 1st NFL All Star Game, Wrigley Field, Chicago: New York Giants beat All America All-Stars, 13-10
    American Football Player Mel Hein
    1942 Chicago Cubs drop plans to install lights at Wrigley Field because of military's need for materials; takes 35 years before lights finally installed at the venerable ballpark
    1942 US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt sends his famed "Green Light Letter" to MLB Commissioner Judge Landis, encouraging baseball to continue playing during World War II
    1950 Red Wings' rookie goalie Terry Sawchuk records his first of 115 career NHL shutouts, as Detroit beats the New York Rangers, 1-0 at Madison Square Garden
    1956 6th NFL Pro Bowl, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: Eastern Conference beats Western Conference, 31-30; MVP: Ollie Matson, Baltimore Colts, RB
    1957 Brooklyn Dodgers extend their 5-year lease on Ebbets Field by signing a new 3-year lease with real estate developer Marvin Kratter; club moves to Los Angeles the next year
    1957 7th NBA All-Star Game, Boston Garden: East beats West, 109-97; MVP: Bob Cousy, Boston Celtics, PG
    1958 New York Yankees announce that 140 MLB games to be televised on WPIX TV this season in a deal worth over $1 million dollars
    1961 11th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: Western Conference beats Eastern Conference, 35-31; MVPs: Johnny Unitas, Baltimore Colts, QB; Sam Huff, NY Giants, LB
    1962 50th Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith beats Jan Lehane O'Neill in the final for 3rd straight year 6-0, 6-2
    1962 50th Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Rod Laver takes the 1st leg of his 1st Grand Slam; beats fellow Queenslander Roy Emerson 8-6, 0-6, 6-4, 6-4
    1964 MLB executives vote to hold a free agent amateur draft, officially known as Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft in NYC
    1964 San Francisco Giants make champion outfielder Willie Mays the highest-paid player in baseball when they sign him to a new $105,000 per season contract
    1965 One of the biggest trades in NBA history; San Francisco Warriors send Wilt Chamberlain to the Philadelphia 76ers for Connie Dierking, Lee Shaffer, Paul Neumann and cash
    1966 5th AFL All Star Game, Rice Stadium, Houston: All-Stars beat Buffalo Bills, 30-19: MVPs: Joe Namath, NY Jets, QB; Frank Buncom, LA Chargers, LB
    1967 Super Bowl I, LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA: Green Bay Packers beat KC Chiefs, 35-10; MVP: Bart Starr, Green Bay, QB
    1968 Minnesota North Stars forward Bill Masterton dies 2 days after suffering a head injury in a game against the Oakland Seals; the only death as a result of a game injury in NHL history
    1972 World heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier stops Terry Daniels in 4 rounds in New Orleans to retain his WBC and WBA titles
    1974 24th NBA All-Star Game, Seattle Center Coliseum: West beats East, 134-123; MVP: Bob Lanier, Detroit Pistons, C
    1978 Super Bowl XII, Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, LA: Dallas Cowboys beat Denver Broncos, 27-10; MVP: Harvey Martin, Dallas, DE & Randy White, Dallas, DT
    1981 Pitcher Bob Gibson is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility; after a stellar 17 year career, polls 337 votes from Baseball Writers Association of America
    1984 Martina Navratilova’s 54-match winning streak ends when beaten by Hana Mandlíková 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 in the final of the Virginia Slims of California tennis event in Oakland; after loss Navratilova wins next 74 matches for new record
    1984 John McEnroe reverses previous year's result with a 6–3, 6–4, 6–4 win over Ivan Lendl to claim his second season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis title at Madison Square Garden, NYC
    1986 Montreal's rookie goaltender Patrick Roy records his first of 66 career NHL shutouts, in the Canadiens' 4-0 win against the Winnipeg Jets at the Forum
    1987 Champion Boston Celtics NBA forward Larry Bird is named Man of the Year by 'The Sporting News' and Athlete of the Year by 'Associated Press'; first time one athlete gains both distinctions
    1988 NFL analyst Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder makes several questionable comments about African Americans during a lunchtime interview on CBS' NFL Today; fired the next day
    1990 42 year old former world heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman stops Gerry Cooney in 2 rounds in Atlantic City in a non-title bout; Cooney's last fight
    1990 In a shrewd move, Detroit Tigers sign 1st baseman Cecil Fielder who spent previous season in Japan; hits 51 homers this MLB season and becomes a premier power hitter for most of the 1990s
    1990 Golden State coach Don Nelson becomes 2nd man in NBA history to appear in 1,000 games both as a player and coach (joining Lenny Wilkens) as the Warriors lose to the Indiana Pacers, 144-105
    1990 In a bizarre twist in the NHL, Washington Capitals fire coach Brian Murray, who had been head coach since 1981; replace him with his brother Terry, who had been coaching in the minors
    1991 Dean Jones (76) and Mark Taylor (71) lead Australia to 7 wicket win over New Zealand in cricket's World Series Cup 2nd Final in Melbourne; win series, 2-0
    1994 Lawrence Taylor announces his retirement from the NFL
    1994 Dallas Mavericks drop a 104-87 decision to the San Antonio Spurs at Reunion Arena to set an unwanted NBA record with their 17th consecutive home defeat; break mark of 16 set by Orlando in 1990
    1995 AFC Championship, Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh: San Diego Chargers beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 17-13
    1995 NFC Championship, Candlestick Park, SF: San Francisco 49ers beat Dallas Cowboys, 38-28
    1997 Controversial Chicago Bulls' forward Dennis Rodman kicks cameraman Eugene Amos in the groin during a game against Minnesota Timberwolves; ultimately pays Amos $200,000 settlement, and is suspended for 11 games without pay
    1997 Seattle's Sam Perkins ties Jeff Hornacek's NBA single-game record by connecting on 8 straight 3-point field goals during Sonics' 122-78 win over visiting Toronto; Seattle also sets an NBA steals record with 27
    1997 San Francisco head coach George Seifert announces his resignation after 8 highly-successful NFL seasons with the 49ers: winningest coach in team history at 108-35; 2 Super Bowl titles
    1998 Future Hockey Hall of Fame right wing Dino Ciccarelli finds his 5th NHL club; traded from Tampa Bay Lightning to Florida Panthers
    1998 Australian schoolboy Ian Thorpe becomes youngest ever male to become a world swimming champion when he wins 400m freestyle aged 15 years, 3 months in Perth; also wins event at 2001 & 2003 World Championships
    2000 Utah's Jerry Sloan becomes 12th coach in NBA history to reach the 700-victory plateau when the Jazz defeat the LA Clippers, 112-75 at the Delta Center, Salt Lake City
    2014 LA Dodgers sign pitcher Clayton Kershaw to the biggest deal in baseball history, a 7-year, $215 million package averaging $30.7 million per season

    1841 Lord Frederick Stanley, British politician & presenter of hockey's Stanley Cup, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1908)
    1875 Tom Burke, American runner, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1929)
    1885 Grover Lowdermilk, American baseball player, born in Sandborn, Illinois (d. 1968)
    1890 Tommy Fleming, American soccer player (d. 1965)
    1891 Ray Chapman, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians) and only MLB player to die from an injury received during a MLB game, born in Beaver Dam, Kentucky (d. 1920)
    1898 Dutch Meyer, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (National C'ship 1935, 38; TCU), born in Ellinger, Texas (d. 1982)
    1919 Åke Seyffarth, Swedish speed skater (Olympic gold 10,000m 1948; WR 3,000 & 5,000m), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1998)
    1920 Steve Gromek, American baseball player, born in Hamtramck, Michigan (d. 2002)
    1925 Keith Bentley, international racing cyclist
    1932 Dean Smith, American actor & relay runner (Olympic gold 1952), born in Emporia, Kansas (d. 2015)
    1932 Lou Jones, American 4x400m relay runner (Olympic gold 1956), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 2006)
    1938 Chuni Goswami, Indian footballer & cricketer, born in Kishoreganj District, Bangladesh
    1943 Mike Marshall, MLB pitcher (1974 Cy Young Award), born in Adrian, Michigan
    1949 Howard Twitty, American golfer, course designer (3 PGA Tour titles), born in Phoenix, Arizona
    1949 Luis Alvarado, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in Lajas, Puerto Rico (d. 2001)
    1950 Marius Trésor, French footballer, born in Sainte-Anne, Guadeloupe
    1953 Randy White, American NFL tackle (Dallas Cowboys), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    1954 Nikos Sarganis, Greek footballer, born in Rafina, Greece
    1956 Paul Parker, English cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1981), born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
    1956 Vera Sosulya, Soviet tobogganist (Olympic gold 1980)
    1960 Tim Curtis, English cricketer (England righty batsman in 5 Tests 1988-89), born in Chislehurst, United Kingdom
    1963 Lijuan Geng, Chinese-Canadian tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Hebei, China
    1963 Richard Nasheim, Canadian-Austrian ice hockey coach and forward (Team Austria 1998), born in Regina, Canada
    1963 Yaro Dachniwsky, American team handball goalie (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1964 Cees van der de Linden, Dutch soccer player, born in Heelsum, Netherlands
    1964 Paula Schnurr, Canadian 1.5k runner (Olympics-8-92, 96), born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario
    1965 Michael Clemons, American CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts), born in Dunedin, Florida
    1965 Maurizio Fondriest, Italian cyclist, born in Cles, Italy
    1965 Bernard Hopkins, American boxer, born in Pennsylvania
    1966 Betsy Mitchell, American 100m backstroke swimmer, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
    1967 Richard Blakey, English cricketer (England wicket-keeper in India 1993), born in Huddersfield, United Kingdom
    1968 Felton Spencer, American NBA center (SF Warriors), born in Louisville, Kentucky
    1968 Laurie Fellner, American team handball goalie (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Appleton, Wisconsin
    1968 Steve McConaghy, Australian soling sailor (Olympics 1996)
    1968 Iñaki Urdangarín, Spanish handball player & royal, born in Basque Country, Spain
    1969 Adam Burt, American NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers), born in Detroit, Michigan
    1969 Delino DeShields, American baseball infielder (Montreal Expos, LA Dodgers), born in Seaford, Delaware
    1969 Leonard Wheeler, American NFL safety (Cin Bengals, Minnesota Vikings), born in Toccoa, Georgia
    1969 Marsha Miller, American WPVA volleyballer (National-17th-1995), born in Rochester, New York
    1969 Rob van Dijk, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord), born in Voorhout, Netherlands
    1969 Rod de Highden, Australian 5k/10k/marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
    1969 Siupeli Malamala, Tongan NFL offensive lineman (NY Jets), born in Tonga
    1970 Dan Landry, American volleyball opposite hitter (Olympics 1996), born in San Diego, California
    1970 Elroy Kromheer, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
    1970 Michele Granger, American softball pitcher (Olympic gold 1996), born in Anaheim, California
    1971 LeShon Johnson, American football running back (Arizona Cardinals), born in Haskell, Oklahoma
    1972 Yang Yong-eun, South Korean golfer (PGA C'ship 2009), born in Seogwipo-si Jeju-do, South Korea
    1973 Randy Srochenski, Canadian football linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Regina, Canada
    1973 Essam El-Hadary, Egyptian footballer, born in Damietta Governorate, Egypt
    1974 Mike Minter, American football safety (Carolina Panthers), born in Cleveland, Ohio
    1974 Ray King, American baseball player, born in Chicago, Illinois
    1975 Mary Pierce, French tennis player (Australian Open 1995, French Open 2000), born in Montreal, Quebec
    1976 Corey Chavous, American football player, born in Aiken, South Carolina
    1978 Franco Pellizotti, Italian cyclist, born in Latisana, Italy
    1979 Drew Brees, American football quarterback (Super Bowl MVP 2009, New Orleans Saints; 13 x Pro Bowl; 7 × NFL passing yards leader), born in Austin, Texas
    1979 Martin Petrov, Bulgarian footballer, born in Vratsa, Bulgaria
    1980 Matt Holliday, American baseball player, born in Stillwater, Oklahoma
    1981 El Hadji Diouf, Senegalese footballer, born in Dakar, Senegal
    1981 Sean Lamont, Scottish rugby union footballer, born in Perth, United Kingdom
    1982 Armando Galarraga, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Cumaná, Venezuela
    1983 Jermaine Pennant, English footballer, born in Nottingham, United Kingdom
    1983 Hugo Viana, Portuguese footballer, born in Barcelos, Portugal
    1984 Megan Jendrick, American swimmer, born in Tacoma, Washington
    1985 Kenneth Emil Petersen, Danish footballer, born in Solrød Strand, Denmark
    1986 Fred Davis, American football player, born in Toledo, Ohio
    1987 Greg Inglis, Australian rugby league player, born in Kempsey, Australia
    1987 David Knight, English footballer, born in Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
    1990 Fernando Forestieri, Italian footballer, born in Rosario, Argentina

  10. g8orbill

    g8orbill Old Gator Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Clermont, Fl
    Martin Luther King, Jr. born
    On January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr. is born in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of a Baptist minister. King received a doctorate degree in theology and in 1955 helped organized the first major protest of the African-American civil rights movement: the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott. Influenced b... read more »

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  11. g8orbill

    g8orbill Old Gator Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Clermont, Fl
    Prohibition is ratified by the states
    The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting the "manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes," is ratified by the requisite number of states on this day in 1919. The movement for the prohibition of alcohol began in the early 19th century, when Americans concerned about ... read more »

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  12. gatorjjh

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

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1883 Quebec Rugby Football Union forms
    1905 Baseball outfielder Frank Huelsman completes eighth transaction in 8 months
    1905 Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Senators rout Dawson City (Yukon), 23-2 for 2-0 series sweep; most lopsided challenge playoff game in history; Frank McGee 14 goals
    1938 LPGA Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta CC: Patty Berg retains title by a massive 14 strokes ahead of Jane Cothran
    1952 US Standard Board clears Stan Musial to get an $85,000 salary
    1955 5th NFL Pro Bowl, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: Western Conference beats Eastern Conference, 26-19; MVP: Billy Wilson, SF 49ers, WR
    1960 Detroit right wing Gordie Howe scores a goal and assist in his 888th career game, a 3-1 win at home over Chicago; becomes NHL's all time leading scorer, with 947 points passing Montreal's Maurice Richard
    1962 12th NBA All-Star Game, St. Louis Arena, St. Louis, Mo: West beats East, 150-130; MVP: Bob Pettit, St. Louis Hawks, C; All-Star record 27 rebounds
    1963 13th NBA All-Star Game, LA Memorial Sports Arena: East beats West, 115-108; MVP: Bill Russell, Boston Celtics, C
    1965 4th AFL All Star Game, Jeppeson Stadium, Houston: Western Division beats Eastern Division, 38-14; MVPs: Keith Lincoln, LA Chargers, RB; Willie Brown, Denver Broncos, DB
    1966 16th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: East beats West, 36-7; MVPs: Jim Brown, Cleveland Browns, RB; Dale Meinert, St. Louis Cardinals, LB
    1966 Chicago is granted an NBA franchise to be called the Bulls; become the 3rd NBA franchise in the city, after the Chicago Stags (1946–50) and Chicago Packers/Zephyrs (now Washington Wizards)
    1966 Chicago Black Hawks' right wing Bobby Hull scores 4 goals (his 17th career hat trick) in a 6-5 loss to NY Rangers; becomes the first player in team history to score 300 goals
    1968 21st NHL All-Star Game, Maple Leaf Gardens: Toronto Maple Leafs beat All-Stars 4-3; MVP: Bruce Gamble, Toronto, G
    1970 Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause
    1970 NFL realigns into 3 divisions (down from 4)
    1970 Inaugural Buffalo Sabres owners Seymour H. Knox III and Northrup Knox hire former Toronto Maple Leafs general manager and head coach Punch Imlach in the same capacities for their new NHL franchise
    1972 Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes European all-round lady skating champ
    1972 Super Bowl VI, Tulane Stadium, New Orleans, LA: Dallas Cowboys beat Miami Dolphins, 24-3; MVP: Roger Staubach, Dallas, QB
    1977 Cap's H Monahan scored on 2nd penalty shot against Islanders
    1981 Boxer Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even take his gold teeth
    1982 Edmonton's rookie goaltender Grant Fuhr has his 23-game unbeaten streak end with a 7-1 Oilers' defeat in Toronto
    1988 NFL St Louis Cardinals announce move to Phoenix
    2019 Golden State Warriors break 2 franchise records in 142-111 win over Denver Nuggets; in 1st quarter, record 10 three-point field goals on way to franchise best 51 points in the period
    2019 Golden State guard Stephen Curry first player in NBA history to hit 8+ three-point FGs in 3 consecutive games; goes 9-of- 17 three's in Warriors' 147-140 win over New Orleans; teams combine for NBA record 43 3-pointers
    2019 Houston guard James Harden becomes first player to score 55+ points in back-to-back NBA games since Wilt Chamberlain (1962); scores 58 in 145-142 OT loss to Brooklyn; 18 straight games with 30+ points

    1894 Guy Chamberlin, early NFL end/coach (Canton, Frankford, Cards)
    1902 Eric Liddell, Scottish 400m runner (Olympic gold 1924) and Christian missionary in China, born in Tianjin, China (d. 1945)
    1911 Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, HOF baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
    1911 Roger Lapébie, French cyclist (d. 1996)
    1923 Martin Stokken, Norwegian nordic relay (Olympic silver 1952)
    1935 A. J. Foyt, American racing driver (Indy 500 - 1961, 64, 67 & 77), born in Houston, Texas
    1937 Luiz Bueno, Brazilian racing driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2011)
    1941 Christine Janes, British tennis player, born in Loughton, United Kingdom
    1948 Cliff Thorburn, Canadian champion snooker player, born in Victoria, British Columbia
    1956 Wayne Daniel, West Indies cricketer (WI fast bowler 1976-84), born in Saint Philip, Barbados
    1956 Martin Jol, Dutch football manager, born in The Hague, Netherlands
    1962 Kevin Ross, American NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons, KC Chiefs), born in Camden, New Jersey
    1964 Gail Graham, Canadian golfer (2 LPGA Tour titles), born in Vanderhoof, British Columbia
    1964 Mark Collins, American NFL cornerback and safety (NY Giants, KC Chiefs, GB Packers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
    1964 Trevor Barsby, Australian cricketer (Queensland opening batsman since 1984-85), born in Brisbane, Australia
    1966 Anthony Washington, American discus thrower (Olympic 4th 1996), born in Glasgow, Montana
    1966 Jack McDowell, American pitcher (NY Yankees, White Sox, Indians), born in Van Nuys, California
    1967 Jeff Branson, American infielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in St. Louis, Missouri,
    1969 Chelan Kozak, Canadian equestrian (Olympics 1996), born in Revelstoke, British Columbia
    1969 Roy Jones Jr., American boxer (4 x weight divisions world champion), born in Pensacola, Florida
    1970 Don MacLean, American NBA forward (NJ Nets, Denver Nuggets), born in Palo Alto, California
    1970 Ron Villone, American pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Englewood, New Jersey
    1971 Junior Bryant, American NFL defensive end (SF 49ers), born in Omaha, Nebraska
    1971 Michel Kreek, Dutch soccer player (Ajax), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
    1971 Scott Williams,American field hockey defender (Olympics 1996), born in Orange County, California
    1971 Sergei Bruguera, Spanish tennis star, born in Barcelona, Spain
    1971 Ulrich van Gobbel, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
    1972 Desiree Leipham, American WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-17th-1995), born in Spokane, Washington
    1972 Joe Horn, American NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs), born in Tupelo, Mississippi
    1972 Salah Hissou, Moroccan long-distance runner, born in Morocco
    1973 Mario Bates, American NFL-running back (New Orleans Saints), born in Victoria, Texas
    1973 Willie Whitehead, American CFL defensive end (Hamilton Tiger Cats), born in Tuskegee, Alabama
    1976 Viktor Maslov, Russian racing driver, born in Surgut, RSFSR, Soviet Union
    1977 Jeff Foster, American basketball player, born in London, United Kingdom
    1978 Alfredo Amézaga, Mexican baseball player, born in Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
    1979 Brenden Morrow, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Carlyle, Canada
    1979 Jason Ward, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Chapleau, Canada
    1979 Jimmy Walker, American golfer (PGA C'ship 2016), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    1980 Seydou Keita, Malian footballer, born in Bamako, Mali
    1980 Albert Pujols, Dominican MLB 1st baseman (NL MVP 2005, 2008-9)), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    1981 Bobby Zamora, English footballer, born in Barking, United Kingdom
    1982 Tuncay Şanlı, Turkish footballer, born in Sakarya Province
    1983 Emanuel Pogatetz, Austrian footballer, born in Graz, Austria
    1988 Nicklas Bendtner, Danish footballer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark

  13. gatorjjh

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

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1916 Rodman Wanamaker organises a lunch to discuss forming a golfers association (later the PGA) at the Taplow Club, Martinique Hotel, New York City
    1934 Carl Hubbell, NL MVP winner, gets $18,000 contract by the NY Giants
    1937 LPGA Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta CC: Patty Berg wins inaugural event by 3 strokes ahead of Dorothy Kirby
    1952 1952 NFL Draft: Bill Wade from University of Vanderbilt first pick by Los Angeles Rams
    1953 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: In an all-American final Maureen Connolly wins 1st leg of her Grand Slam; beats Julia Sampson 6-3, 6-2
    1953 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Ken Rosewall wins his first Grand Slam title; beats Mervyn Rose 6-0, 6-3, 6-4
    1954 4th NFL Pro Bowl, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: Eastern Conference beats Western Conference, 20-9; MVP: Chuck Bednarik, Philadelphia Eagles, LB
    1960 10th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: Western Conference beats Eastern Conference, 38-21; MVPs: Johnny Unitas, Baltimore Colts, QB; Eugene Lipscomb, Baltimore Colts, DL
    1961 11th NBA All-Star Game, Onondaga County Coliseum, Syracuse, NY: West beats East, 153-131; MVP: Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati Royals, PG; at 22, youngest player to receive All-Star MVP honours, 23 points & 14 assists
    1963 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 67 points vs LA
    1970 357 baseball players are available in the free-agent draft
    1970 9th AFL All Star Game, Astrodome, Houston: Western Division beats Eastern Division, 26-3; MVP: John Hadl, LA Chargers, QB
    1970 Sporting News names Willie Mays as Player of the Decade for the 1960s
    1971 Super Bowl V, Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, FL: Baltimore Colts beat Dallas Cowboys, 16-13; MVP: Chuck Howley, Dallas, LB
    1977 NFL Pro Bowl, Seattle Kingdome: AFC beats NFC, 24-14; MVP: Mel Blount, Pittsburgh Steelers, CB
    1982 Czech tennis star Ivan Lendl scores a 6–7, 2–6, 7–6, 6–2, 6–4 win over American Vitas Gerulaitis to claim his first of 5 ATP Masters Grand Prix titles at Madison Square Garden, NYC
    1986 Tim Witherspoon beats Tony Tubbs in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
    1988 AFC Championship, Mile High Stadium, Denver: Denver Broncos beat Cleveland Browns, 38-33; features infamous "The Fumble", Browns' Earnest Byner at Denver 3-yard line with 1:12 remaining
    1988 NFC Championship, RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.: Washington Redskins beat Minnesota Vikings, 17-10
    1989 Al Arbour wins his 600th NHL game as coach
    1989 Phoenix Suns cancel game at Miami Heat, due to racial unrest in Miami
    1991 Andy Van Hellemond sets NHL record for most games worked by a referee when he appears in his 1,173rd regular season encounter as the St. Louis Blues host the Montreal Canadiens
    1993 AFC Championship, Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami: Buffalo Bills beat Miami Dolphins, 29-10
    1993 NFC Championship, Candlestick Park, SF: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers, 30-20
    1994 Patrick Ewing becomes first New York player to reach the 15,000-point mark in his NBA career; scores a game-high 34 points in the Knicks' 106-94 win over visiting Minnesota
    1995 Australia beat Australia A 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
    1995 LA Rams announce that they are moving to St Louis
    1996 Detroit center Steve Yzerman scores his 500th career NHL goal as the Red Wings beat Colorado, 3-2 at Joe Louis Arena and joins Gordie Howe as the only players to score 500 goals for Detroit
    1997 NBA suspends Dennis Rodman indefinitely for kicking cameraman
    1999 AFC Championship, Mile High Stadium, Denver: Denver Broncos beat New York Jets, 23-10; features infamous "The Miss", Vikings' PK Gary Anderson misses field goal late 4th quarter
    1999 NFC Championship, Metrodome, Minneapolis: Atlanta Falcons beat Minnesota Vikings, 30-27 (OT)
    2012 LeBron James becomes youngest player in NBA history to record 20,000 career points during the Miami Heat's 92-75 victory over Golden State; James, 28 years, 17 days, passes Kobe Bryant, 29 years, 122 days
    2015 American boxer Deontay Wilder wins the WBC heavyweight championship by unanimous decision over Bermane Stiverne at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas; Wilder first American to hold a heavyweight title since Shannon Briggs in 2007

    1901 Olin Dutra, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1932, US Open 1934), born in Monterey, California (d. 1983)
    1905 Guillermo Stábile, Argentine footballer (d. 1966)
    1905 Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (d. 2005)
    1908 Cus D'Amato, American boxing manager (d. 1985)
    1913 Yuvraj of Patiala, cricketer (scored 24 & 60 in only Test India v Eng)
    1925 A H Kardar, cricketer (Pak 1st Test capt, prev played for India)
    1926 Clyde Walcott, cricketer (one of the three W's, later ICC chairman)
    1928 Ken Archer, cricketer (Australian batsman, 5 Tests early 50s)
    1929 Jacques "Jake the Snake" Plante, Canadian NHL goaltender (#1) who was the first to wear a goaltender mask, born in Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, Quebec (d. 1986)
    1930 Eddie LeBaron, American football player, born in San Rafael, California
    1931 Don Zimmer, American baseball coach, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, (d. 2014)
    1939 Antao D'Souza, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in six Tests 1959-62)
    1939 Toini Gustafson, Swedish 5K/10K cross country skier (Olympic gold 1968)
    1940 Kipchoge "Kip" Keino, Kenyan athlete (Olympic gold 1,500m 1968, 3k steeplechase 1972), born in Kipsamo, Kenya
    1940 Leighton Rees, Welsh darts player (BDO World Champion 1978), born in Ynysybwl, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 2003)
    1942 Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay], American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1964-7 74-8), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2016)
    1949 Heini Hemmi, Swiss giant slalom (Olympic gold 1976), born in Churwalden, Switzerland
    1951 Rolando Thoeni, Italian slalom (Olympic bronze 1972), born in Trafoi
    1952 Darrell Porter, American baseball catcher (MLB All Star 1974, 78-80; World Series MVP 1982), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 2002)
    1954 Janet Dykman, American archer (Olympics 1996), born in Monterey Park California
    1957 Donna Stone, American fencer-epee (Olympics 1996), born in New Jersey
    1957 Michel Vaarten, Belgian cyclist, born in Turnhout, Belgium
    1960 Chili Davis, American-Jamaican baseball outfielder (California Angels), born in Kingston, Jamaica
    1961 Maia Chiburdanidze, Soviet women's world chess champ, born in Kutaisi, USSR
    1964 Jeff Tabaka, American baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Barberton, Ohio
    1965 Nikos Nioplias, Greek footballer, born in Galatini, Greece
    1965 Sylvain Turgeon, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Rouyn-Noranda, Canada
    1966 Anna Ivan, American tennis player, born in Los Angeles, California
    1966 Don Myrah, American cyclist (Olympics 20th-96), born in Oakland, California
    1966 Trish Johnson, British golfer (3 LPGA Tour titles; 19 LET wins), born in Bristol, England
    1967 Gregory Caccia, American team handball right back (Olympics 1996), born in Bayshore, New York
    1968 Svetlana Masterkova, Russian athlete, born in Soviet Union
    1970 Candace Murray, Canadian softball shortstop (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
    1970 Darnell Walker, American NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons, SF 49ers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
    1970 Jeremy Roenick, American NHL center (Team USA, Blackhawks, Coyotes), born in Boston, Massachusetts
    1970 James Wattana, Thai snooker player, born in Bangkok, Thailand
    1971 Derek Plante, American NHL center (Buffalo Sabres), born in Cloquet, Minnesota
    1971 Peter Winter, Australian decathlete (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
    1971 Tyler Houston, American baseball catcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Long Beach, California
    1971 Richard Burns, English rally driver, born in Reading, England (d. 2005)
    1971 Ann Wolfe, American boxer, born in Oberlin, Louisiana
    1972 Wendall Gaines, American NFL tight end (Arizona Cardinals), born in Vernon, Texas
    1973 Cuauhtémoc Blanco, Mexican footballer, born in Mexico City, Mexico
    1973 Liz Ellis, Australian netball captain, born in Windsor, Australia
    1974 Derrick Mason, American football wide receiver (Tennessee Oilers), born in Detroit, Michigan
    1974 Guillermo Mercedes, Dominican-American baseball infielder (Texas Rangers), born in La Romana, Dominican Republic
    1974 Marcus Spriggs, American offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
    1974 Sharon Marie Ferris, New Zealand sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Scarborough, Canada
    1974 Yang Chen, Chinese footballer, born in Beijing, China
    1977 Ali el Kattabi, Dutch soccer player (Sparta), born in Schiedam, Netherlands
    1981 Warren Feeney, Northern Irish footballer, born in Belfast, United Kingdom
    1982 Dwyane Wade, American basketball player (Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1983 Alvaro Arbeloa, Spanish footballer, born in Salamanca, Spain
    1983 Rick Kelly, Australian racing driver, born in Mildura, Australia
    1983 Johannes Herber, German basketball player, born in Darmstadt, Germany

  14. g8orbill

    g8orbill Old Gator Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Clermont, Fl
    Boston thieves pull off historic Brink's robbery
    On this day in 1950, 11 men steal more than $2 million from the Brink's Armored Car depot in Boston, Massachusetts. It was the perfect crime–almost–as the culprits weren't caught until January 1956, just days before the statute of limitations for the theft expired. The robbery's mas... read more »

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    g8orbill Old Gator Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Clermont, Fl
    Post-World War I peace conference begins in Paris
    On this day in Paris, France, some of the most powerful people in the world meet to begin the long, complicated negotiations that would officially mark the end of the First World War. Leaders of the victorious Allied powers–France, Great Britain, the United States and Italy–would make mo... read more »

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  16. gatorjjh

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

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1896 First college basketball game with 5 players on each side is conducted by the University of Iowa; invites student athletes from University of Chicago for an experimental game; Chicago beats Iowa 15-12
    1938 Pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    1947 Detroit Tigers sell Hank Greenberg to Pirates (for $25-35,000)
    1950 Indians pitcher Bob Feller, after 15-14 season, takes $20,000 salary cut to $45,000, pay cut is Feller's own suggestion
    1951 NFL rules tackles, guards & centers ineligible for forward pass
    1951 NFL takes control of failing Baltimore Colts
    1951 1951 NFL Draft: Kyle Rote from SMU first pick by New York Giants
    1955 5th NBA All-Star Game, Madison Square Garden NYC: East beats West, 100-91; MVP: Bill Sharman, Boston Celtics, G
    1958 Willie O’Ree is the 1st African-American to appear in the NHL, making his debut for the Boston Bruins in a 3-0 victory in Montreal
    1963 Al Davis becomes the head coach and general manager of the Oakland Raiders
    1967 20th NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC: Montreal Canadiens beat All-Stars, 3-0; MVP: Henri Richard, Montreal, C
    1970 20th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: West beats East, 16-13; MVPs: Gale Sayers, Chicago Bears, HB; George Andrie, Dallas Cowboys, DE
    1972 22nd NBA All Star Game, The Forum, Inglewood, Ca: West beats East, 112-110: MVP: Jerry West, LA Lakers, G, hits a last-second, 20-foot game-winning jumper
    1973 Boston Red Sox sign Orlando Cepeda as 1st player signed as a DH
    1973 Islanders break 12 game losing streak, 20 game road winless streak
    1976 Super Bowl X, Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, FL: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys, 21-17; MVP: Lynn Swann, Pittsburgh, WR
    1981 Swedish tennis star Björn Borg claims his second straight ATP Masters Grand Prix title with a 6–4, 6–2, 6–2 win over Ivan Lendl at Madison Square Garden, NYC
    1983 IOC restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals (Pentathlon & Decathlon victories) 70 years after they were taken from him for being paid $25 in semi-pro baseball
    1983 Dick Motta be
    1991 WLAF's NY Knights become NY-NJ Knights
    1991 Longest tennis match at the Australian Open, Boris Becker beats Italy's Omar Camporese in 5 hours & 11 mins
    1992 43rd NHL All-Star Game, Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA: Campbell beats Wales, 10-6; MVP: Brett Hull, St. Louis, RW
    1993 West Indies beat Australia 2-0 win cricket's World Series Cup
    1996 Baseball owners unanimously approve interleague play in 1997
    1997 47th NHL All-Star Game, San Jose Arena, San Jose, CA: East beats West, 11-7; Mark Recchi, Montreal, RW
    1998 48th NHL All-Star Game, General Motors Place, Vancouver, BC: North America beats World, 8-7; MVP: Teemu Selanne, Anaheim, RW
    1998 Boston Celtics retire Robert Parrish's #00
    1998 Larry Bird returns to Boston as head coach of the Indiana Pacers for the first time, as former Celtics center Robert Parish is honoured by having his No. 00 raised to the Fleet Center rafters
    2001 New York's Mike Richter picks up his 267th career NHL win to become the winningest goaltender in team history; passes Ed Giacomin; Rangers beat the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs, 2-1 in overtime
    2004 AFC Championship, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough: New England Patriots beat Indianapolis Colts, 24-14
    2004 NFC Championship, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia: Carolina Panthers beat Philadelphia Eagles, 14-3
    2009 AFC Championship, Heinz Field, Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Baltimore Ravens, 23-14
    2009 NFC Championship, University of Phoenix Stadium: Arizona Cardinals beat Philadelphia Eagles, 32-25
    2015 AB de Villiers makes the fastest century in ODI cricket history from 31 balls against the West Indies
    2015 AFC Championship, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough: New England Patriots beat Indianapolis Colts, 45-7
    2015 NFC Championship, CenturyLink Field, Seattle: Seattle Seahawks beat Green Bay Packers, 28-22 (OT)
    2017 Baseball Hall of Fame adds Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez
    2018 Brazilian surfer Maya Gabeira rides the largest-ever wave by a female surfer at 20.72 m (68 ft) at Praia do Norte in Nazaréin, Portugal

    1921 Bruce Woodcock, English boxer (European Heavyweight Champion), born in Doncaster (d. 1997)
    1925 Roepie Kruize, Dutch field hockey player (Olympic-Bronze-48/Silver-52), born in Heemstede, Netherlands (d. 1992)
    1933 Jean Vuarnet, French alpine skier (Olympic gold downhill 1960; World C'ship gold 1960), born in Le Bardo, Tunisia (d. 2017)
    1937 Yukio Endo, Japanese gymnast (4 Olympic gold 1960, 64), born in Akita, Japan (d. 2009)
    1938 Curt Flood, American baseball player, born in Houston, Teas (d. 1997)
    1940 Pedro Rodriguez, Spanish racing driver, born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain (d. 1971)
    1944 Carl Morton, American baseball player, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1983)
    1947 Sachio Kinugasa, Japanese baseman nicknamed Tetsujin, meaning "Iron Man", born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 2018)
    1950 Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer (World F1 runner-up 1979; Ferrari), born in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec (d. 1982)
    1951 Bob Latchford, English footballer, born in Birmingham, United Kingdom
    1955 Mable Fergerson, American 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1972), born in Los Angeles, California
    1958 Larry Smith, American NBA player, born in Rolling Fork, Mississippi
    1961 Mark Messier, Canadian NHL Center (Edmonton, NY Rangers), born in Edmonton, Alberta
    1961 Peter Beardsley, English footballer, born in Hexham, United Kingdom
    1962 David O'Connor, American equestrian (Olympic silver 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
    1963 Yury Zakharevich, Soviet weightlifter, born in Tver Oblast, Russia
    1964 Virgil Hill, American middleweight boxer (Olympic silver 1984), born in Clinton, Missouri
    1964 Brady Anderson, American MLB outfielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Silver Spring, Maryland
    1964 Jenny Holliday, Australian softball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
    1965 Richard Dunwoody, British jockey, born in Belfast, United Kingdom
    1966 Alexander Khalifman, Russian chess player, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia
    1967 Kim Perrot, American WNBA guard (Houston Comets), born in Lafayette, Louisiana
    1967 Peter Cox Jr., American fencer (Olympics 1996), born in Bronxville, New York
    1967 Iván Zamorano, Chilean footballer, born in Santiago, Chile
    1969 Larry Webster, American football defensive tackle (Baltimore Ravens), born in Elkton, Maryland
    1969 Marvin Pope, American CFL defensive end (Calgary Stampeders), born in Gainesville, Florida
    1970 Leo Araguz, American football punter (Oakland Raiders, Rhein Fire), born in Pharr, Texas
    1970 Peter van Petegem, Belgian cyclist, born in Brakel, Belgium
    1971 Andre Coleman, American NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
    1971 Greg Engel, American NFL center (San Diego Chargers), born in Davenport, Iowa
    1971 Christian Fittipaldi, Brazilian racing driver (Formula 3000 1991), born in São Paulo, Brazil
    1971 Pep Guardiola, Spanish football midfielder & manager (Spain 47 caps, manager Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester City), born in Santpedor, Spain
    1972 Dwayne Carswell, American football tight end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Jacksonville, Florida
    1972 Mike Lieberthal, American MLB catcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Glendale, California
    1972 Ryan Kuehl, American football long snapper (Washington Redskins), born in Washington, D.C.
    1972 Steven Conley, American football linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1972 Vinod Kambli, Indian cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1993-), born in Mumbai, India
    1973 Edward Jasper, American football defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Tyler, Texas
    1973 Junior Burrough, American NBA forward (Boston Celtics), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
    1973 Regilio Vreede, Dutch football player (Blue White, RKC), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
    1974 Shane Burton, American football defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins), born in Logan, West Virginia
    1975 Derek Smith, American football linebacker (Washington Redskins), born in American Fork, Utah
    1976 Vincent Polvliet, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
    1977 Alina Jidkova, Russian tennis player, born in Moscow, Russia
    1977 Richard Archer, British singer (lead singer of Hard-Fi), born in Staines, United Kingdom
    1978 Thor Hushovd, Norwegian former professional road bicycle racer widely considered the greatest Norwegian cyclist of all time, born in Grimstad, Norway
    1978 Brian Falkenborg, American baseball player, born in Newport Beach, California
    1979 Paulo Ferreira, Portuguese footballer, born in Cascais, Portugal
    1979 Brian Gionta, American ice hockey player, born in Rochester, New York
    1979 Kenyatta Jones, American football player, born in Gainesville, Florida
    1980 Robert Green, English footballer, born in Chertsey, United Kingdom
    1980 Julius Peppers, American football player (Carolina Panthers), born in Wilson, North Carolina
    1981 Khari Stephenson, Jamaican footballer, born in Kingston, Jamaica
    1981 Olivier Rochus, Belgian tennis player, born in Namur, Belgium
    1985 Riccardo Montolivo, Italian soccer player, born in Milan, Italy
    1988 Angelique Kerber, German tennis player (3-time Grand Slam winner), born in Bremen, Germany
    1990 Gift Ngoepe, South African-born baseball player, 1st black African to play in Major League Baseball, born in Pietersburg, South Africa

  17. g8orbill

    g8orbill Old Gator Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Clermont, Fl
    Edgar Allan Poe is born
    On this day in 1809, poet, author and literary critic Edgar Allan Poe is born in Boston, Massachusetts. By the time he was three years old, both of Poe's parents had died, leaving him in the care of his godfather, John Allan, a wealthy tobacco merchant. After attending school in England, Poe entered... read more »

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  18. gatorjjh

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

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1903 New bicycle race "Tour de France" announced
    1932 Charlie Conacher becomes 1st Toronto Maple Leaf to score 5 goals in a game, 1st coming at 7 seconds of game
    1937 Cy Young, Tris Speaker & Nap Lajorie elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    1940 LPGA Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta CC: Helen Hicks wins by 1 stroke ahead of Helen Dettweiler
    1952 NFL takes control of NY Yanks
    1952 PGA approves allowing black participants
    1956 Hoboken dedicates a plaque honoring achievements of Alexander Cartwright in organizing early baseball at Elysian Field
    1963 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Margaret Court beats Jan Lehane O'Neill for 4th consecutive year 6-2, 6-2
    1963 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson wins 1st of 5 straight Australian titles; beats countryman Ken Fletcher 6-3, 6-3, 6-1
    1964 3rd AFL All Star Game, Balboa Stadium, SD: Western Division beats Eastern Division, 27-24; MVPs: Keith Lincoln, LA Chargers, RB; Archie Matsos, Oakland Raiders, LB
    1969 8th AFL All Star Game, Gator Bowl, Jacksonville: Western Division beats Eastern Division, 38-25; MVPs: Len Dawson, KC Chiefs, QB; George Webster, Houston Oilers, LB
    1969 19th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: West beats East, 10-7; MVPs: Roman Gabriel, Los Angeles Rams, QB; Merlin Olsen, Los Angeles Rams, DT
    1971 24th NHL All-Star Game, Boston Garden: Western Division beats Eastern Division, 2-1; MVP: Bobby Hull, Chicago, LW
    1971 NHL Writers' Association renamed Professional Hockey Writers' Association
    1972 Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra, & Early Wynn elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    1974 Notre Dame beats UCLA, 71-70 in South Bend, Indiana to end Bruins' NCAA-record 88-game basketball win streak
    1977 Ernie Banks elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    1978 Eddie Mathews elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    1981 Muhammad Ali talks a despondent 21 year old out of committing suicide
    1984 Francesco Moser bicycles world record time: 50,808 km
    1990 Police break up protests in Johannesburg against the cricket players defying a boycott on playing in apartheid South Africa
    1991 42nd NHL All-Star Game, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL: Campbell beats Wales, 11-5; Vincent Damphousse, Toronto Maple Leafs, C
    1996 NHL Board of Governors approves sale of Winnipeg Jets, officially clearing the way for the team to move to Phoenix, Arizona in time for 1996-97 season
    2000 Michael Jordan, who led the Chicago Bulls to 6 NBA championships as a player, returns to the NBA, joining the Washington Wizards as part owner and President of Basketball Operations
    2002 "Tuck Rule Game" AFC Divisional Playoff Game; with under 2 minutes to play New England Patriots trail Oakland Raiders, 13-10 in a driving snowstorm, when a Tom Brady fumble ruled an incomplete pass. Patriots win 16-13 in overtime
    2003 AFC Championship, Network Associates Coliseum, Oakland: Oakland Raiders beat Tennessee Titans, 41-24
    2003 NFC Championship, Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia: Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Philadelphia Eagles, 27-10
    2013 The 2012-2013 NHL season begins after a 119-day lockout
    2013 Lance Armstrong admits to doping in all seven of his Tour de France victories
    2014 AFC Championship, Mile High Stadium, Denver: Denver Broncos beat New England Patriots, 26-16
    2014 NFC Championship, CenturyLink Field, Seattle: Seattle Seahawks beat San Francisco 49ers, 23-17

    1878 Herbert Chapman, English football player and manager (d. 1934)
    1913 "Minnesota Fats", American billiards player (d. 1996)
    1914 Bob Gerard, British racing driver (d. 1990)
    1919 Dharam Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic gold 1964)
    1922 Arthur Morris, Australian cricketer (great lefty opening batsman), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2015)
    1930 John Waite, cricket wicket-keeper (great South African)
    1932 Joe Schmidt, NFL Hall of Fame linebacker (Detroit Lions) and coach, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    1940 Mary Mills, American golfer (US Open 1963, PGA 1964, 73), born in Laurel, Mississippi
    1941 Pat Patterson, Canadian wrestler
    1944 Dan Reeves, NFL Coach (NY Giants, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons)
    1949 Dennis Taylor, British professional snooker player & snooker commentator (1985 World Championship), born in Coalisland, United Kingdom
    1953 Richard Legendre, Canadian tennis player & politician, born in Montreal, Quebec
    1954 Steve DeBerg, American NFL quarterback (Broncos, Chiefs, Bucs, 49ers), born in Oakland, California
    1957 Ottis Anderson, NFL running back (NY Giants), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
    1960 Alfrederick Joyner, American triple jumper (Olympic gold 1984), born in East St. Louis, Illinois
    1962 Chris Sabo, American baseball 3rd baseman (3-time MLB All Star), born in Detroit, Michigan
    1962 Hans Daams, Dutch cyclist, born in Valkenswaard, Netherlands
    1963 Michael Adams, American NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets), born in Hartford, Connecticut
    1965 Ricky Reynolds, American NFL cornerback (NE Patriots), born in Sacramento, California
    1966 Anthony Young, American baseball pitcher (NY Met, Chicago Cubs), born in Houston, Texas
    1966 Stefan Edberg, Swedish tennis player (6 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Västervik, Sweden
    1966 Sylvain Cote, Canadian NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), born in Quebec City, Canada
    1968 Marty Conlon, American NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks), born in The Bronx, New York
    1969 Andrew Murray Stone, New Zealand sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
    1969 Junior Seau, American NFL inside linebacker (San Diego Chargers), born in Oceanside, California (d. 2012)
    1969 Luc Longley, Australian NBA center (Chicago Bulls), born in Melbourne, Australia
    1969 Orlando Palmeiro, American baseball outfielder (California Angels), born in Hoboken, New Jersey
    1969 Predrag Mijatović, Yugoslavian footballer, born in Podgorica, Montenegro
    1969 Steve Staunton, Irish footballer, born in Drogheda, Republic of Ireland
    1970 Rick Krivda, American baseball pitcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania
    1970 T. J. Mathews, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Columbia, Illinois
    1970 Kathleen Smet, Belgian triathlete, born in Beveren, Belgium
    1971 Jeff Juden, American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies, SF Giants), born in Salem, Massachusetts
    1971 Maurice Hofman, Dutch soccer player (MVV), born in Maastricht, Netherlands
    1972 Tyrone Wheatley, American NFL running back (NY Giants), born in Inkster, Michigan
    1973 Chris Stynes, American baseball infielder (KC Royals), born in Queens, New York
    1973 Wang Junxia, Chinese long distance runner, born in Jiaohe, Jilin
    1973 Yevgeny Sadovyi, Russian swimmer (Olympic gold 200fre/400fre/4x200m 1992), born in Volzhsky, Russia
    1974 Amaury Telemaco, Dominican baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Higüey, Dominican Republic
    1974 Gregory Playfair, Dutch football player (PSV), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
    1974 Tarik Oulida, Dutch football player (Ajax/Seville), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
    1974 Walter Jones, American football offensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks), born in Aliceville, Alabama
    1974 Jaime Moreno, Bolivian footballer, born in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
    1975 Natalie Harvey, Australian 3k/5k runner (Olympics 1996)
    1976 Sky Christopherson, American cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Tucson, Arizona
    1976 Tarso Marques, Brazilian racing driver, born in Paraná, Brazil
    1977 Annie Miller, American tennis player (1995 Darmstadt Germany), born in Midland, Michigan
    1977 Lauren, Cameroonian footballer, born in Kribi, Cameroon
    1979 Josu Sarriegi, Spanish football player, born in Lazkao, Spain
    1979 Svetlana Khorkina, Russian gymnast, born in Belgorod, Russia
    1980 Jenson Button, English auto racer (World Formula 1 Drivers Champion 2009; Super GT 2018), born in Frome, England
    1981 Asier Del Horno, Spanish footballer, born in Barakaldo, Spain
    1981 Lucho González, Argentine footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    1982 Mike Komisarek, American ice hockey player, born in West Islip, New York
    1984 Karun Chandhok, Indian racing driver, born in Chennai, India
    1984 Thomas Vanek, Austrian ice hockey player, born in Baden bei Wien, Austria
    1985 Benny Feilhaber, American soccer player, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    1985 Esteban Guerrieri, Argentine racing driver, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    1987 Brian Harman, American golfer (US Open 2017 runner-up), born in Savannah, Georgia
    1987 Edgar Manucharyan, Armenian footballer, born in Yerevan, Armenia
    1991 Tommy Fleetwood, British golfer (US Open runner-up 2018; Ryder Cup 2018), born in Southport, England
    1992 Shawn Johnson, American artistic gymnast, born in Des Moines, Iowa

  19. gatorjjh

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

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1910 Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Senators outclass Edmonton HC, 13-7 for a 2-0 sweep of challenge series
    1939 LPGA Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta CC: Patty Berg wins 3rd straight title by 2 strokes ahead of Dorothy Kirby
    1950 1950 NFL Draft: Leon Hart from University of Notre Dame first pick by Detroit Lions
    1952 The NBA's first superstar George Mikan scores a career high 61 points leading the Minneapolis Lakers to a 91-81 double-overtime victory over the Rochester Royals
    1967 Philadelphia 76ers center Wilt Chamberlain makes all 15 of his field goal attempts in a 119-108 win over LA Lakers; NBA record for consecutive shots made; beats mark twice before 1966-67 season ends
    1968 Houston Cougars defeat the UCLA Bruins 71-69 to win basketball's Game of the Century and end UCLA's 47 game winning streak
    1970 20th NBA All-Star Game, Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pa: East beats West, 142-135; MVP: Willis Reed, NY Knicks, C; Tom and Dick Van Arsdale, first brothers to play in same NBA All-Star Game
    1970 23rd NHL All-Star Game, St. Louis Arena: East beats West, 4-1; MVP: Bobby Hull, Chicago, LW
    1974 24th NFL Pro Bowl, Arrowhead Stadium, KC, Missouri: AFC beats NFC, 15-13; MVP: Garo Yepremian, Miami Dolphins, PK
    1974 Essex Comm College beats Englewood Cliffs 210-67 in basketball
    1975 25th NFL Pro Bowl, Miami Orange Bowl: NFC beats AFC, 17-10; MVP: James Harris, LA Rams, QB
    1976 29th NHL All-Star Game, Spectrum, Philadelphia: Wales Conference beats Campbell Conference, 7-5; MVP: Peter Mahovlich, Montreal, C
    1980 President Jimmy Carter announces US boycott of Olympics in Moscow
    1980 Super Bowl XIV, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA: Pittsburgh Steelers beat LA Rams, 31-19; MVP: Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh, QB
    1982 Future Hockey Hall of Fame center Darryl Sittler is traded by the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Rich Costello, a 2nd round draft pick and future considerations
    1985 Super Bowl XIX, Stanford Stadium, Stanford, CA: San Francisco 49ers beat Miami Dolphins, 38-16; MVP: Joe Montana, SF, QB
    1987 UK Police crackdown on soccer hooligans in biggest operation against violence around football stadiums
    1989 Pittsburgh center Mario Lemieux becomes just the 2nd player in NHL history to score 50 goals in less than 50 games; #50 in 44th game as the Penguins lose 7-3 to the Jets in Winnipeg
    1991 AFC Championship, Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, NY: Buffalo Bills beat Los Angeles Raiders, 51-3
    1991 NFC Championship, Candlestick Park, SF: New York Giants beat San Francisco 49ers, 15-13
    1992 Australia beat India 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup, David Boon scores the most runs in the series (432)
    1992 Score begins selling international soccer cards
    1995 1994-95 NHL Season begin after a lengthy strike
    1996 46th NHL All-Star Game, FleetCenter, Boston, MA: East beats West, 5-4; MVP: Ray Bourque, Boston Bruins, D
    1996 Australia defeat Sri Lanka 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
    2007 Utah coach Jerry Sloan passes Larry Brown for 4th on the NBA's all-time win list (1,010) after the Jazz beat the Chicago Bulls, 95-85 at the United Center
    2008 AFC Championship, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough: New England Patriots beat San Diego Chargers, 21-12
    2008 NFC Championship, Lambeau Field, Green Bay: New York Giants beat Green Bay Packers, 23-20 (OT)
    2013 AFC Championship, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough: Baltimore Ravens beat New England Patriots, 28-13
    2013 NFC Championship, Georgia Dome, Atlanta: San Francisco 49ers beat Atlanta Falcons, 28-24
    2019 NFC Championship, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans: Los Angeles Rams beat New Orleans Saints, 26-23 OT
    2019 AFC Championship, Arrowhead Stadium, KC: New England Patriots beat Kansas City Chiefs, 37-31 OT

    1912 Walter Briggs Jr, American sports executive (owner Detroit Tigers 1952-56), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1970)
    1920 Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian author & ski jumper, born in Aker, Norway (d. 2006)
    1921 Telmo Zarraonaindía, Spanish footballer, born in Erandio, Spain (d. 2006)
    1928 Lionel Hebert, American golfer (PGA Championship 1957), born in Lafayette, Louisiana (d. 2000)
    1929 Fireball Roberts, American racing driver (Daytona 500 1962), born in Tavares, Florida (d. 1964)
    1932 Lou Fontinato, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Guelph, Ontario (d. 2016)
    1939 Murle Breer, American golfer (US Women's Open 1962), born in St. Petersburg, Florida
    1940 Carol Heiss Jenkins, American figure skater (Olympic gold singles 1960; silver 1956; World C'ship gold 1956–1960), born in NYC, New York
    1944 Isao Okano, Japanese judoka (Olympic gold 1964), born in Ryugasaki, Japan
    1945 Christopher Martin-Jenkins, British cricket journalist and broadcaster (President MCC; BBC Radio), born in Peterborough, England (d. 2013)
    1947 Cyrille Guimard, French cyclist & directeur sportif, born in Bouguenais, France
    1950 Chuck Lefley, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Winnipeg, Canada
    1956 John Phillips Naber, American swimmer (Olympic-4 gold/silver-76), born in Evanston, Illinois
    1959 Lea Antonoplis, American tennis player, born in West Covina, California
    1963 Scott Fisher, Australian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in San Jose, California
    1964 Ozzie Guillén, Venezuelan baseball shortstop and manager (3-time MLB All Star; Chicago White Sox), born in Ocumare del Tuy, Venezuela
    1964 Roger Smith, Bahamas tennis doubles player, born in Freeport, Bahamas
    1964 Ron Harper, American NBA guard (Chicago Bulls), born in Dayton, Ohio
    1965 Brad Brink, American baseball pitcher (SF Giants, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Roseville, California
    1965 Anton Weissenbacher, Romanian footballer, born in Baia Mare, Romania
    1965 Colin Calderwood, Scottish footballer, born in Stranraer, United Kingdom
    1966 Bert Weidner, American NFL guard (Miami Dolphins), born in Eden, New York
    1966 Chris Morris, American NBA forward (Utah Jazz), born in Atlanta, Georgia
    1966 Rich Gannon, American football quarterback (KC Chiefs), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1967 Mark Stepnoski, American football player (Houston/Tennessee Oilers), born in Erie, Pennsylvania
    1968 Junior Murray, West Indian cricketer (WI keeper, no relation to Derryck or David), born in St. George's Grenada
    1968 Nick Anderson, American basketball player (Orlando Magic), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1969 Andre Cason, American sprinter, born in Virginia Beach, Virginia
    1970 Marvin Benard, American baseball outfielder (SF Giants), born in Bluefields, Nicaragua
    1970 Rob Gaudreau, American ice hockey player (Ottawa Senators), born in Cranston, Rhode Island
    1970 Ron Carpenter, American football player (NY Jets, Amsterdam Admirals), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
    1970 Terry Kirby, American football player (Miami Dolphins, SF 49ers), born in Hampton, Virginia
    1970 Thomas "Tom" Murray, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Buffalo, New York
    1971 Andrei Skabelka, Belarusian ice hockey player & coach (Belarus, Olympics 1998), born in Minsk, Belarus
    1971 Johnny Mitchell, American football tight end (NY Jets), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1971 Brian Giles, American baseball player, born in El Cajon, California
    1972 Alcides Catanho, American NFL outside linebacker (NE Patriots), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
    1973 Eddie Kennison, American football wide receiver (St Louis Rams), born in Lake Charles, Louisiana
    1973 Jalen Rose, American NBA guard (Denver Nuggets), born in Detroit, Michigan
    1974 Calvin Harrison, American athlete (Olympic gold medalist), born in Orlando, Florida
    1974 Rae Carruth, American football wide receiver (Carolina Panthers), born in Sacramento, California
    1975 David Eckstein, American baseball player, born in Sanford, Florida
    1975 Norberto Fontana, Argentine racing driver, born in Arrecifes, Argentina
    1977 Paul Adams, South African cricketer (lefty very unorthodox bowler for South Africa), born in Cape Town, South Africa
    1978 Sonja Kesselschläger, German heptathlete, born in Finsterwalde, Germany
    1978 Allan Søgaard, Danish football player, born in Brædstrup, Denmark
    1981 Freddy Guzmán, Dominican baseball player, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    1981 Owen Hargreaves, English football player & television pundit, born in Calgary, Canada
    1983 Geovany Soto, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
    1987 Marco Simoncelli, Italian motorcycle racer (250cc World Championship 2008), born in Cattolica, Italy (d. 2011)
    1989 Nick Foles, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl LII MVP), born in Austin, Texas