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1960 – US track athlete, Ralph Boston, sets the long jump record at 26.94 feet. 

1963 – St. Louis Cardinals great Stan Musial announces that he will retire at the end of the season.

1964 – Mickey Mantle hits homers from both sides of the plate in the same game for a record 10th time in his career.

1969 – The Boston Celtics are sold for a then-record $6 million.

1973 – Jack Nicklaus wins his 14th career major, breaking the record held by Bobby Jones for 50 years.

1974 – Former Yankees Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford become the first pair of teammates to be inducted into the Hall of Fame on the same day.

1986 – The California Angels retire #29 in honor of Rod Carew. It is the first number retired in the franchise’s history.

1994 – The Major League Baseball Players Association goes on strike. The strike would go on to last 232 days, leading to the cancellation of the World Series for the first time in 90 years.

2016 – American swimmer Katie Ledecky wins the 200-meter, 400-meter and 800-meter freestyle in the same Olympics. She’s the first swimmer to win all three since 1968.

2017 – Jamaican track athlete, Usain Bolt, injures himself in his very last race at the World Championships. 

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