1881 – The US National Lawn Tennis Association is established in New York City.
1904 – The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is formed in Paris. It is established to oversee international soccer competitions among Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
1926 – Earl Sheely of the White Sox ties a Major League Baseball record by recording extra base hits in seven consecutive at bats.
1943 – The White Sox and Washington Senators play in the fastest nine inning game in American League history, finishing in 89 minutes.
1952 – The Brooklyn Dodgers score 15 runs in the first inning as part of a 19-1 win over the Reds.
1968 – Billy Williams of the Cubs sets a record for consecutive games played as an outfielder at 695.
1979 – The Montreal Canadiens win their 21st Stanley Cup, defeating the Rangers in five games.
1997 – Roger Clemens, then with the Blue Jays, wins his 200th career game.
2000 – A Major League Baseball record six grand slams are hit across the league.
2011 – At age 46, Bernard Hopkins becomes the oldest fighter to win a major world championship, winning the WBC light heavyweight title in a bout against Jean Pascal in Montreal.