1933 Berlin Olympic Committee vote to introduce basketball in 1936
1941 1st woman jockey in North America, Anna Lee Wiley in Mexico
1943 New York Yankee 2nd baseman Joe Gordon announces his retirement
1946 Yanks trade Joe Gordon to Cleveland for Allie Reynolds
1949 A’s trade 2nd baseman Nellie Fox to White Sox for Joe Tipton
1964 In a blanket finish in the 80m hurdles at the Tokyo Olympics, Germany’s Karin Balzer and Teresa Cieply of Poland both record 10.5s with Pam Kilborn of Australia 10.6; Balzer is awarded the gold medal
1964 American sprinter Edith McGuire runs an Olympic record 23.0 to win the women’s 200m gold medal in Tokyo; minor place medallists Irena Szewińska of Poland and Australian Marilyn Black both record 23.1
1964 Tamara Press of the Soviet Union wins the women’s discus with an Olympic record throw 57.27m in Tokyo; first of 2 gold medals at the Games (shot put)
1967 Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of USSR, sets then long jump record at 27′ 4 3/4”
1968 The West German crew beats Australia by just 0.9s to win the men’s eights rowing gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics
1968 American swimmer Jan Henne in 1:00.0 leads American sweep of the women’s 100m freestyle medals at the Mexico City Olympics; teammates Susan Pedersen & Linda Gustavson both swim 1:00.3 for minor medals
1968 Australian swimmer Michael Wendon sets world record 52.2s to win the blue ribband men’s 100m freestyle gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics
1968 New Zealand scores an upset victory in the men’s coxed four rowing final at the Mexico City Olympics; beats favoured East German crew by 2.58s; first ever rowing gold medal for the Kiwis
1969 Scottish Matra-Ford driver Jackie Stewart finishes 4th in season ending Mexican Grand Prix to win his first F1 World Drivers Championship by 26 points from Jacky Ickx of Belgium
1974 Det Red Wing Mickey Redmond scores 1st hat trick against Wash Caps
1974 Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers in Portland (next win 6-1-90)
1975 Cleveland Browns’ Don Cockroft kicks club record 5 field goals
1981 LA Dodgers beat Montreal Expos for NL pennant
1981 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Montreal Expos, 3 games to 2
1983 Philadelphia Flyers begin 13 NHL game winning streak
1991 Longest NCAA football game (3:52) as Rhode Island beats Maine, 52-30 (6 OT)
1991 Lonnie Glieberman purchased Ottawa Rough Riders from CFL
1996 Braves beat NY Yanks by record tying 11 runs, 12-1 in a World Series
1997 700th World Series home run (Sandy Alomar, Cleveland Indians)
1999 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat New York Mets, 4 games to 2
2005 MLB National League Championship: Houston Astros beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 2
2006 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat New York Mets, 4 games to 3
2008 MLB American League Championship: Tampa Bay Rays beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3
2013 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 2

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