1860 1st British Open Men’s Golf, Prestwick GC: Willie Park Sr. wins inaugural event by 2 strokes from fellow Scot Tom Morris Sr
1885 Baseball sets all players salaries at $1,000-$2,000 for 1885 season
1920 Chicago Bears (as Decatur Staleys) play 1st NFL game, win 7-0
1935 Pacific Association of AAU votes not to participate in Berlin Olympics
1962 Yanks beat Giants for 20th world championship
1964 In the first ever Olympic women’s pentathlon Irina Press of the Soviet Union sets a world record 5,246 points to win the gold medal at the Tokyo Games
1964 Australian athlete Betty Cuthbert takes her 4th career Olympic gold medal as she wins the women’s 400m at the Tokyo Games in Olympic record 52.0
1964 US swimmers go 1-2-3 in the women’s 400m individual medley at the Tokyo Olympics; Donna de Varona wins gold in Olympic record 5:18.7 ahead of teammates Sharon Finneran and Martha Randall
1968 Soviet athlete Viktor Saneev sets world record 17.39m to win the triple jump at the Mexico City Olympics; world record improved 5 times by 3 different athletes during competition
1968 Björn Ferm of Sweden beats Hungary’s András Balczó by just 11 points to take the gold medal in the modern pentathlon at the Mexico City Olympics
1972 1st time Islanders shut-out-5-0 vs Penguins
1974 NBA New Orleans Jazz begin a 28 game road losing streak
1974 Washington Capitals 1st NHL home victory, beating Chicago 4-3
1974 Baseball World Series: Oakland A’s 3-peat; beat LA Dodgers, 3-2 in Oakland for 4-1 series win; MVP: A’s pitcher Rollie Fingers
1976 Coldest World Series game; Reds beat NY Yankees, 4-3 in Game 2 at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati; 39 degrees F (until 1997)
1978 NY Islanders start a streak of 23 undefeated games at home (15-0-8)
1978 Baseball World Series: NY Yankees repeat as champions; beat LA, 7-2 at Dodger Stadium for 4-2 series victory; MVP: NY shortstop Bucky Dent
1978 Yanks win 22nd World Championship capping their great comeback year
1981 Brazilian Nelson Piquet driving for Brabham finishes 5th in the season ending Caesars Palace Grand Prix in Las Vegas to clinch his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 1 point from Carlos Reutemann
1982 Robin Yount is 1st to have 2 4-hit games in a World Series
1985 Lou Piniella named NY Yankee manager
1987 1st indoor World Series game (Minnesota Metrodome)
1988 Dallas Green replaces Lou Pinella as manager of NY Yankees
1989 Earthquake in San Francisco (6.9) cancels 3rd game of World Series, kills 67
1991 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 3
1992 1st Baseball World Series featuring non-American team; Game 1: Toronto Blue Jays lose 3-1 to Braves at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium
1995 MLB American League Championship: Cleveland Indians beat Seattle Mariners, 4 games to 2
1996 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3
2000 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Seattle Mariners, 4 games to 2

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