1901 Test debut of English cricketer Sydney Barnes vs Australia at the SCG, took 5-65 in 1st innings
1930 George Sisler’s career ends when Boston Braves release him
1931 National Football League Championship: Green Bay Packers (12-2-0) win 3rd straight first past the post title
1942 National Football League Championship, Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C.: Washington Redskins upset Chicago Bears, 14-6
1952 NFL Dallas Texans (former Boston Yanks) play last game, losing to the Lions in Detroit, finish with record of 1-11
1960 Italy beats US in Davis cup (1st time in 24 years US not in finals)
1977 14 University of Evansville basketball players die in plane crash
1981 70th Davis Cup: USA beats Argentina in Cincinnati (3-1)
1982 Australian Open Men’s Tennis: South African Johan Kriek wins 2nd straight Australian title; repeats previous year’s win over American Steve Denton 6-3, 6-3, 6-2
1983 9,655 see highest-scoring NBA game: Detroit 186, Denver 184 (3 OT)
1985 Test debut of cricketers Merv Hughes, Geoff Marsh and Bruce Reid (v India)
1989 Walter Davis (Denver) ends NBA free throw streak of 53 games
1991 Ricky Pierce (Seattle) ends NBA free throw streak of 75 games
1997 63rd Heisman Trophy Award: Charles Woodson, Michigan (CB)
1999 65th Heisman Trophy Award: Ron Dayne, Wisconsin (RB)
2003 69th Heisman Trophy Award: Jason White, Oklahoma (QB)
2007 The Mitchell Report is publicly released listing the names of 89 Major League Baseball players that have presumably used anabolic steroids and human growth hormones. Notable players named include Roger Clemens and Miguel Tejada.
2010 76th Heisman Trophy Award: Cam Newton, Auburn (QB)
2014 80th Heisman Trophy Award: Marcus Mariota, Oregon (QB)
2015 Irishman Conor McGregor knocks out Brazilian Jose Aldo in 13 seconds to win his 1st featherweight title in Las Vegas
2015 81st Heisman Trophy Award: Derrick Henry, Alabama (RB)
2018 German basketball forward Dirk Nowitzki takes the court for his record 21st NBA season with the Dallas Mavericks, surpassing Kobe Bryant’s 20 seasons with the LA Lakers

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