1892 Pierre de Coubertin launches plan for modern Olympic Games at the Union des Sociétés Françaises de Sports Athlétiques AGM
1895 4th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 48-0 in Tuscaloosa
1943 Philadelphia Phillies owner William D. Cox is permanently banned from baseball for having bet on his own team
1956 Vladimir Kuts of the Soviet Union runs Olympic record 28:45.6 to win the 10,000m at the Melbourne Olympics; later also wins 5,000m gold
1960 Dodgers outfielder Frank Howard is voted NL Rookie of Year
1962 LA Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills is named National League MVP
1965 31st Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Garrett, Southern Cal (RB)
1966 Chicago outfielder Tommie Agee is voted AL Rookie of Year
1968 Milwaukee Bucks make their 1st NBA trade, giving Bob Love & Bob Weiss to Chicago Bulls for Flynn Robinson
1971 Danny Murtaugh, manager of MLB world champions Pittsburgh Pirates, announces his retirement
1974 Alexis Argüello of Nicaragua knocks out Mexican defending champion Rubén Olivares in the 13th round at the Forum in Inglewood, California, to claim the WBA world featherweight boxing title
1975 CFL Grey Cup, McMahon Field, Calgary: Edmonton Eskimos defeat Montreal Alouettes, 9-8; just the 3rd Grey Cup in which no TDs scored; game-time temperature -15 degrees Celsius, with a 25-kph wind
1975 Bob Thomas of Chicago Bears kicks 55-yard field goal
1980 CFL Grey Cup, CNE Stadium, Toronto: Edmonton Eskimos 3rd straight title; outclass Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 48-10
1984 Limited-over international cricket debut for Wasim Akram for Pakistan, v New Zealand
1988 Yankees sign free agent 2nd-baseman Steve Sax to 3-year contract
1990 Test Cricket debut of Saeed Anwar (Pak v WI), scores 0 & 0
1991 Martín López-Zubero swims world record 200m backstroke (1:56.57)
1991 Sacramento Kings ends NBA’s longest road losing streak at 43 games
1991 Brigham Young University quarterback Ty Detmer finishes NCAA career with record 4,031 yards passed in a season, and 15,031 yards for career
1996 61st Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 24-23 in Birmingham
2001 53rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon wins
2002 67th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 17-7 in Tuscaloosa
2003 Federation Cup Women’s Tennis, Moscow, Russia: Amélie Mauresmo beats American Meghann Shaughnessy 6-2, 6-1 to give France an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends, 4-1) and their second title
2008 97th Davis Cup: Spain beats Argentina in Mar del Plata (3-1)
2008 CFL Grey Cup, Olympic Stadium, Montreal: Calgary Stampeders beat Montreal Alouettes, 22-14; 66,308 2nd-highest attended Grey Cup game in history
2014 A suicide bomber kills 40 people at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan
2014 103rd Davis Cup: Switzerland beats France in Lille (3-1), winning the Davis Cup for the first time
2017 Brazilian footballer Robinho sentenced to nine years in prison for rape in Italy

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