1889 British Open Men’s Golf, Musselburgh Links: Willie Park Jr wins his second Open title; beats Andrew Kirkaldy by 5 in 36-hole playoff
1944 New York Rangers beat Detroit Red Wings, 5-2 to end NHL record 25 game winless streak (0-21-4)
1946 New York Knicks play their first Basketball Association of American (BAA) home game at Madison Square Garden; lose, 78-68 to Chicago Stags in overtime
1959 Seals Stadium, a minor league baseball park and temporary home of MLB Giants) in San Francisco, California demolished
1960 Record New York Knicks’ crowd for the third Madison Square Garden venue on 49th Street, NYC; 18,499 see Knicks beat Syracuse Nationals, 112-108
1972 Rugby League World Cup, Stade de Gerland, Lyon, France: Australia and Great Britain draw 10-10; Great Britain awarded the Trophy
1981 Donald Driver and Michael Valenti’s musical comedy ”Oh, Brother!” closes at ANTA Theater, NYC, after 3 performances
1983 Australian cricket wicketkeeper/batsman Wayne Phillips scores 159 on Test debut vs Pakistan at WACA, Perth
1987 Football striker Mark Hughes plays for Wales and Bayern Munich in 2 countries on same day; appears for Wales in 2-0 European Championship loss to Czechoslovakia in Prague, then jets to Munich for 3-2 Cup win over Borussia
1996 Atlanta Braves starting pitcher John Smoltz wins NL Cy Young Award; Pat Hentgen of the Toronto Blue Jays claims AL Award
1997 Canadian based players win Cy Young Awards for best MLB pitcher; Toronto Blue Jays’ Roger Clemens wins his 4th AL Award; Pedro Martinez of Montreal Expos takes NL Award
1997 WNBA announces franchises in Detroit (Shock) and Washington D.C. (Mystics) would join the League as expansion teams for the 1998 season
1997 NHL’s new Columbus franchise (scheduled to begin play in 2000) announce team’s name would be “Blue Jacketsâ€? after soldiers in the Union army during the American Civil War
2000 155 skiers and snowboarders die when a funicular railway catches fire in an alpine tunnel near Kaprun, Austria
2000 12th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College, 28-16 in South Bend
2014 Samsung Lions beat Nexen Heroes, 11-1 in Game 6 at Jamsil Baseball Stadium, Seoul to win the Korean Series
2018 Federation Cup Women’s Tennis, Prague, Czech Republic: in a final denuded of both countries’ top players Kateřina Siniaková beats American Sofia Kenin 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 to clinch a 3-0 win for the home side
2020 Shane Bieber of the Cleveland Indians (AL) and Cincinnati Reds starter Trevor Bauer (NL) take Cy Young Award for best pitchers in MLB

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