1908 1st US-Japanese baseball game Reach All-Americans defeat Waseda U, 5-0
1910 Arthur Knight patents steel shaft golf clubs
1945 Cleveland Rams end Jim Benton gains 303 yards in 28-21 win over Detroit Lions; NFL single game rushing record – stands for 40+ years
1950 7,021 see Fort Wayne Pistons edge Minneapolis Lakers, 19-18 at Minneapolis Auditorium; lowest ever NBA score of 37 combined points
1956 XVI Summer Olympic Games open in Melbourne, Australia; first to be staged in Southern Hemisphere and Oceania, as well as first to be held outside Europe and North America
1959 American Football League (AFL) conducts its first draft in Minneapolis with the 8 clubs selecting their playing rosters for the inaugural 1960 season
1966 32nd Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Spurrier, Florida (QB)
1970 20th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bobby Isaac wins
1972 Philadelphia Flyers beat New York Islanders and start them on 15 game winless streak
1972 In Pittsburgh, Penguins set NHL record for scoring fastest 5 goals (2:07) in 10-4 win over St. Louis Blues
1974 Test Cricket debut of Gordon Greenidge and Viv Richards, at Bangalore
1981 CFL Grey Cup, Olympic Stadium, Montreal: Edmonton Eskimos 4th consecutive Championship; beat Ottawa Rough Riders, 26-23; final Grey Cup game for Rough Riders, fold in 1996
1987 Jack Sikma (Milwaukee) ends his NBA free throw streak of 51 games
1992 Sandra Volker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.57 sec)
1997 62nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 18-17 in Auburn
1998 CFL Grey Cup, Winnipeg Stadium: Calgary Stampeders defeat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 26-24; future NFL 4-time Pro Bowl quarterback Jeff Garcia MVP
1998 48th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon wins
2003 5th Rugby World Cup Final, Stadium Australia, Sydney: Fly-half Jonny Wilkinson lands winning drop goal in extra time as England beats Australia, 20-17
2003 68th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 28-23 in Auburn
2008 13th Rugby League World Cup: New Zealand beats Australia 34-20
2016 ‘Vegas Golden Knights’ is revealed as the Las Vegas NHL expansion team’s name

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