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Events in Sport

  • 1870 The New York Times dubs baseball "The National Game"
  • 1940 6th Heisman Trophy Award: Tom Harmon, Michigan (HB)
  • 1941 Joe DiMaggio is named AL MVP
  • 1943 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Hamilton Flying Wildcats defeat Winnipeg RCAF Bombers, 23-14
  • 1946 English soccer team beats Netherlands, 8-2
  • 1947 Joe DiMaggio wins his 3rd MVP, beating Ted Williams by 1 vote
  • 1948 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Calgary Stampeders win their first Championship; defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 12-7
  • 1950 Red Sox sign shortstop Lou Boudreau as a player to 2-year contract
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1858 Henry Musgrove, Australian cricket batsman (1 Test 1885), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1931)
  • 1901 Ted Husing, American sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), born in NYC, New York
  • 1903 Johnny "Blood" McNally, American Pro Football Hall of Fame halfback and coach (NFL champion 1929-31, 36; Green Bay Packers), born in New Richmond, Wisconsin (d. 1985)
  • 1916 Chick Hearn, American NBA broadcaster (called 3,338 LA Lakers games), born in Aurora, Illinois (d. 2002)
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Deaths in Sport

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Weddings in Sport

  • 1971 MLB center fielder Willie Mays (40) weds Mae Louise Allen in Mexico City