1902 Baseball’s Philadelphia Athletics & Phillies form pro football teams, joining Pitts Stars in 1st attempt at a National Football League
1905 1st match ever played in the Australian National Tennis Championships
1952 Dodgers pitcher Joe Black wins NL Rookie of Year
1968 Cin trades shortstop Leo Cardenas to Twins for pitcher Jim Merritt
1970 NY Knicks 1st game against Cleve Cavalier, Knicks win 102-94 at Madison Square Garden
1971 NY Rangers scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
1972 Red Sox Carlton Fisk wins AL Rookie of Year, Mets Jon Matlack wins NL
1976 26th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Cale Yarborough wins
1978 Bob Horner of Braves wins NL Rookie of Year Award
1980 Gene Michael named 25th New York Yankees manager, replacing Dick Howser, who resigns
1987 Breeders’ Cup Horse Racing, Hollywood Park; winners: Epitome, Ferdinand, Miesque, Sacahuista, Success Express, Theatrica, Very Subtle
1992 Jan Karlsson swims world record 50m butterfly (23.80 sec)
1992 Jani Sievinen swims world record 100m medley (53.78 sec)
1992 Louise Karlsson swims world record 50m freestyle (31.19 sec)
1994 1st-class cricket debut of Andrew Symonds (Queensland v NSW, SCG)
1998 63rd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 31-17 in Birmingham
1999 51st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Jarrett wins
2004 CFL Grey Cup, Frank Clair Stadium, Ottawa: Toronto Argonauts defeat BC Lions, 27-19; first Grey Cup game played on next-generation FieldTurf surface
2004 56th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Kurt Busch wins
2012 Chelsea Manager Roberto Di Matteo is sacked and replaced by Rafael Benítez
2021 Alexander Zverev of Germany captures his second ATP Finals men’s tennis title defeating world #2 Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 6-4 in Turin

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