1887 John Layton Jarvis becomes first British race horse trainer to be knighted for services to racing
1905 Intercollegiate Athletic Association of US founded (becomes NCAA in 1910)
1934 First ever Women’s cricket international begins England vs Australia in Australia
1938 Paul Gibb scores 106 on Test Cricket debut v South Africa
1940 Cricketer Arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148
1944 Former Wash 3rd baseman Buddy Lewis wins Distinguished Flying Cross
1946 1st Davis Cup, Melbourne, Australia: Jack Kramer & Ted Schroeder give US unassailable 3-0 lead; beat Australians John Bromwich & Adrian Quist 6-2, 7-5, 6-4; ends 5-0
1947 Chic Cards beat Philadelphia Eagles 28-21 in NFL championship game
1947 National Football League Championship, Comiskey Park, Chicago: Chicago Cardinals beat Philadelphia Eagles, 28-21; Cardinals’ only title victory
1952 National Football League Championship, Cleveland Municipal Stadium: Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns, 17-7
1954 43rd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Sydney (3-2)
1955 44th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (5-0)
1957 CBS states it won’t broadcast baseball where minor league games are on
1957 46th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Melbourne (3-2)
1958 ”The Greatest Game Ever Played”: Baltimore Colts win the 26th NFL championship against the New York Giants 23-17 at Yankee Stadium, in the first ever sudden-death overtime game in NFL history. 17 future members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame were involved in the game.
1960 49th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Sydney (4-1)
1961 50th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Melbourne (5-0)
1962 51st Davis Cup: Australia beats Mexico in Brisbane (5-0)
1963 Scottish Lotus driver Jim Clark wins his record 7th Grand Prix of the F1 season, the South African event at Prince George Circuit; first Scotsman to win the World Drivers Championship
1965 Ballon d’Or: Benfica striker Eusébio wins award for best European football player; first Portuguese national to win, and still only Benfica player
1965 Davis Cup Men’s Tennis, Sydney: John Newcombe & Tony Roche beat José Luis Arilla & Manuel Santana of Spain 6-3, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 to give Australia unassailable 3-0 lead; ends 4-1
1967 56th Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Brisbane (4-1)
1968 57th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (4-1)
1974 4th Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma State beats #17 BYU, 16-6
1975 Gary Cosier scores 109 v West Indies at MCG on Test Cricket debut
1975 Red Army beats NY Rangers 7-3 at Madison Square Garden
1975 ”The Hail Mary”, with 32 seconds left in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game, Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach throws a legendary 50-yard winning touchdown pass to Drew Pearson to defeat the Minnesota Vikings, and the ”Hail Mary” play is born
1975 In the aftermath of the Cold War, the New York Rangers become first team in NHL history to face a touring Soviet hockey squad; Soviet Army beats the Rangers, 7-3 at Madison Square Garden
1976 Ballon d’Or: Bayern Munich defender Franz Beckenbauer wins title of Europe’s best football player for a 2nd time; beats Anderlecht winger Rob Rensenbrink and Dukla Prague goalkeeper Ivo Viktor
1982 Ballon d’Or: Juventus striker Paolo Rossi is named best European football player; beats Bordeaux midfielder Alain Giresse and Juventus’ Polish midfielder Zbigniew Boniek
1983 72nd Davis Cup: Australia beats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2)
1986 75th Davis Cup: Australia beats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2), helped by Pat Davis ranked 412th in the world
1990 Blockbuster Bowl 1: Florida State beats Penn State, 24-17
1991 8 are crushed to death at a RAP basketball game at City College, NYC
1991 Blockbuster Bowl 2: Alabama beats Colorado, 30-25
1993 John Maclean passes Kirk Muller as all-time NJ Devils scorer (521 pts)
1993 Ballon d’Or: Juventus’ Italian striker Roberto Baggio is named Europe’s best football player ahead of Inter forward Dennis Bergkamp and Manchester United striker Eric Cantona
1996 India all out for 66 at Durban after making 100 in cricket 1st innings
2008 Detroit Lions crash to a 31-21 loss to Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field; first team in NFL history to go winless in a 16-game season
2013 Chris Weidman defeats Anderson Silva to retain the UFC Middleweight Championship
2018 UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes of Brazil moves up in weight and KOs dominant featherweight Cris ”Cyborg” Justino just 51 seconds into the opening round at the Forum, Inglewood, CA; first female to win UFC titles in multiple weight classes
2019 49th Fiesta Bowl (College Football Playoff semifinal), #3 Clemson beats #2 Ohio State, 29-23
2019 52nd Peach Bowl (College Football Playoff semi final): #1 LSU beats #4 Oklahoma, 63-28

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