1950 Walt Dropo of Boston Red Sox selected AL Rookie of Year
1970 Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks NFL record 63 yard field goal
1970 5th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats Great Britain 12-7
1984 1st-class cricket debut of Wasim Akram, 2 months before his 1st Test for Pakistan
1988 Arco Arena in Sacramento, California, opens, Sac Kings lose to Seattle, 97-75
1989 Cubs Jerome Walton wins the NL Rookie of Year
1994 Cleveland Cavaliers 1st game at Gund Arena, lose to Hous Rockets, 100-98
1997 Tampa Bay Devil Rays name their 1st manager Larry Rothschild
1997 Breeders’ Cup Horse Racing, Hollywood Park; winners: Countess Diana, Elmhurst, Ajina, Spinning World, Favorite Trick, Chief Bearhart, Skip Away
2008 18th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 17-0 in Chestnut Hill
2009 Federation Cup Women’s Tennis, Reggio Calabria, Italy: Flavia Pennetta beats American Melanie Oudin 7-5, 6-2 to give the home team an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends 4-0) and their 2nd title
2017 Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa breaks the world record for surfing the biggest-ever wave at 24.4m at Nazaré, Portugal

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