1871 Replacement yacht Sappho (US) beats Livonia (UK) by 25:27 in race 5 to win 3rd America’s Cup off Newport, RI 4-1; original defender Columbia damaged so misses races 4 & 5
1886 ”World Championship” Baseball Series, Sportsman’s Park, St. Louis: St.L Browns edge Chicago White Stockings, 4-3 in 10 innings in Game 6 to take series, 4-2
1903 8th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 18-6 in Montgomery
1910 World Series Baseball: Philadelphia A’s beat Chicago Cubs, 7-2 at West Side Park, Chicago to win their first Championship, 4-1
1920 Chicago grand jury indicts Abe Attell, Hal Chase, & Bill Burns as go-betweens in ”Black Sox” 1919 World Series Baseball scandal
1921 Green Bay Packers play 1st APFA (forerunner to NFL) game; beat Minneapolis Marines, 7-6 at Hagemeister Park, Green Bay, WI
1955 Dominican Professional Baseball League moves to winter play for first time
1964 Japan beats the Soviet Union 3-0 to claim the inaugural Olympic women’s volleyball gold medal in Tokyo; undefeated in 6-team round robin competition
1964 Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia finish 8-1 in inaugural Olympic men’s volleyball competition in Tokyo; Soviets win 10 team round robin on count back of sets won-lost
1964 Dutch 10th dan judoka Anton Geesink wins Open gold medal in the first ever Olympic judo competition in Tokyo; prevents clean sweep of the gold medals by Japan
1964 Czech gymnast Věra Čáslavská wins the balance beam at the Tokyo Olympics; her 3rd gold medal of the Games with individual all-round and vault victories
1964 Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina wins the floor exercise gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics; her 2nd gold of the Games (team) and career 9th (1956, 60, 64), a gymnastics record
1964 Japanese gymnast Yukio Endo wins the parallel bars gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics; his 3rd gold medal of the Games (individual all-round and team); 4th career gold (1960, 64)
1964 Hungary beats Czechoslovakia 2-1 to win the men’s football gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
1966 Australian Jack Brabham is first to win F1 World Drivers Championship and International Cup for Constructors Championship in the same year; 2nd in season ending Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
1967 NJ Americans (later NY/NJ Nets) play 1st ABA game
1968 American swimmer Kaye Hall sets a world record 1:06.2 to beat Canadian Elaine Tanner by 0.5s and win the 100m backstroke gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics
1973 Yankee GM & President Lee MacPhail named AL president
1974 Chicago Cubs trade 6-time MLB All Star outfielder Billy Williams to Oakland A’s for second baseman Manny Trillo and 2 pitchers
1980 McCosker (168) & Dyson (152) make 319 opening stand cricket, NSW v WA
1983 14th NYC Marathon won by Rod Dixon in 2:08:59
1984 Cubs Rick Sutcliffe, selected as a unanimous choice as NL Cy Young
1988 Boston Celtics play Spain in Madrid
1993 Baseball World Series: Defending champion Toronto Blue Jays beat Philadelphia Phillies, 8-6 at the SkyDome, Toronto to clinch series, 4-2; MVP: Blue Jays infielder Paul Molitor
1994 Solheim Cup Women’s Golf, The Greenbrier: US regains Cup; beats Europe, 13-7; Americans Dottie Mochrie & Bradie Burton both win their 3 matches
1996 New York Yankees set record recovering from 0-6 in Baseball World Series game to beat Braves, 8-6 in Game 4 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium; record 7th straight post-season road win
1997 Les Alexander, owner of Houston Rockets buys NHL’s Edmonton Oilers
2000 ”Monday Night Miracle”, down 30-7 at the end of the third quarter, New York Jets pull together an improbable comeback with 4 touchdowns and a field goal in the fourth quarter, eventually defeating the Miami Dolphins 40-37 in overtime
2004 16th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 24-23 in South Bend
2010 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 2
2011 7th Rugby World Cup Final, Eden Park, Auckland: Tournament favourites New Zealand edge France, 8-7; crowd 61,079

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