1892 N C Biddle beats Livingston 4-0 in 1st black college football game
1897 Stanley Cup, Victoria Rink, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Victorias beat Ottawa Capitals, 15-2
1919 Red Sox owner Harry Frazee announces they will deal any player except Harry Hooper, Hooper is sent to the White Sox after 1920 season
1937 German immigration officials with no explanation bar Juan Carlos Zabala (Arg), 1932 Olympic marathon champion, from entering Germany
1942 5th NFL All Star Game, Shribe Park, Philadelphia: NFL All-Stars beat Washington Redskins, 17-14
1951 40th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Sydney (3-2)
1953 National Football League Championship, Briggs Stadium, Detroit: Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns, 17-16 to retain title
1956 45th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Adelaide (5-0)
1959 National Football League Championship, Memorial Stadium, Baltimore: Baltimore Colts beat New York Giants, 31-16; Colts score 24 straight points in 4th quarter
1960 1961 NFL Draft: Tommy Mason from University of Tulane first pick by Minnesota Vikings
1962 28th Heisman Trophy Award: Terry Baker, Oregon State (QB)
1964 National Football League Championship, Cleveland Stadium: Cleveland Browns shutout Baltimore Colts, 27-0; last championship win by a major-league pro sports team from Cleveland until 2016 NBA Cavaliers
1966 Ballon d’Or: Manchester United midfielder Bobby Charlton wins award for best European football player; claims award by a single point ahead of Benfica striker Eusébio
1971 1st Fiesta Bowl: #8 Arizona State beats Florida State, 45-38
1972 LA Kings start Islanders on 12 game losing streak
1973 LA Dodgers announce night games will start at 7:30 instead of 8
1974 40th Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB)
1978 Ballon d’Or: Hamburg’s English forward Kevin Keegan wins his 1st of 2 consecutive trophies as best football player in Europe; beats Barcelona striker Hans Krankl and Anderlecht winger Rob Rensenbrink
1979 Red Army beats NY Rangers 5-2 at Madison Square Garden
1979 Los Angeles left wing Charlie Simmer scores in a Kings’ 3-0 shutout of the Quebec Nordiques to extend his modern day NHL goal-scoring streak to 13 straight games (ends next game)
1980 Calvin Murphy (Rockets) begins longest NBA free throw streak of 78
1981 Lillee becomes the leading wicket-taker in test cricket with 310
1983 Ballon d’Or: Juventus’ French midfielder Michel Platini claims first of 3 trophies for Europe’s best football player ahead of Liverpool midfielder Kenny Dalgleish and Vejle BK striker Allan Simonsen
1984 Padres’ free agent pitcher Ed Whitson signs with NY Yankees
1987 Steve Largent sets all-time NFL record for career catches when he catches his 752nd pass
1988 Ballon d’Or: Milan 1-2-3; Dutch striker Marco van Basten wins his 1st of 3 best football player in Europe awards ahead of Ruud Gullit and Frank Rijkaard
1989 Oregon begins taking bids on NBA games
1990 Edmonton Oilers beat the Calgary Flames, 4-1 to record their 500th all-time NHL victory; set in just 915 games for a record of 500-295-120, good for a winning % of .612; best in history upon reaching milestone
1991 Bengals hire Dave Shula as youngest NFL coach (32)
1991 Chuck Knox retires as Seattle Seahawk coach
2017 Raheem Sterling scores to give Manchester City 1-0 win over Newcastle United at St. James’ Park; EPL record 18th consecutive win; streak ends with 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace 31/12

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