1907 Eugene Corri becomes 1st referee in a boxing ring
1930 PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Fresh Meadows CC: American based Scotsman Tommy Armour defeats Gene Sarazen 1 up in the final for the 2nd of his 3 major titles
1935 CFL Grey Cup, AAA Grounds, Hamilton: Winnipeg Pegs (later Blue Bombers) defeat Hamilton Tigers, 18-12
1937 Russian chess player Alexander Alekhine recaptures his final world title from Dutch grand master Max Euwe by a large margin (+10−4=11)
1940 CFL Grey Cup (Game 2), Lansdowne Park, Ottawa: Ottawa beats Toronto Balmy Beach, 12-5
1949 15th Heisman Trophy Award: Leon Hart (end), Notre Dame
1956 Australian swimmer Murray Rose claims his 3rd gold medal at the Melbourne Olympics when he wins the 1,500m in 17:58.9; also wins 400m & 4 x 200m relay
1956 American diver Pat McCormick wraps up the women’s double when she wins the 10m platform gold medal at the Melbourne Olympics with 84.85 points; also won the 3m springboard gold
1956 Soviet artistic gymnast Larisa Latynina takes her gold medal tally to 4 at the Melbourne Olympics; wins teams and individual all-round titles having earlier won vault and floor exercise sections
1957 Tony Kubek of the Yanks selected as AL Rookie of the Year
1973 Orioles sell pitcher Eddie Watt to the Phillies
1973 Phillies sell infielder-outfielder Cesar Tovar to the Texas Rangers
1980 69th Davis Cup: Czechoslovakia beats Italy in Prague (4-1)
1985 51st Heisman Trophy Award: Bo Jackson, Auburn (RB)
1988 NHL NY Islanders fire head coach Terry Simpson, and replace him with former coach Al Arbour
1995 NBA settles strike of referees, refs to return on Dec 12
1996 5th SEC Championship Game: #4 Florida beats #11 Alabama, 45-30
1996 1st Big 12 Championship Game: Texas beats #3 Nebraska, 37-27
1996 Australian rugby union team ends 12-game European tour unbeaten after 39-19 victory over the Barbarians at Twickenham; Wallabies fullback Matt Burke scores 2 tries and lands 4 conversions, 2 penalties
2002 11th SEC Championship Game: #4 Georgia beats #22 Arkansas, 30-3
2013 22nd SEC Championship Game: #3 Auburn beats #5 Missouri, 59-42
2013 9th ACC Championship Game: #1 Florida State beats #20 Duke, 45-7
2017 Former US gymnastics physician Larry Nasser is sentenced to 60 years on child pornography charges
2020 Breaking, the competitive form of breakdancing, confirmed as an Olympic sport for the Paris 2024 games

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