1938 – The Bears defeat the Packers 2-0 thanks to a fourth quarter safety.
1956 – Mickey Mantle becomes the eighth player in MLB history to have a 50 homer season.
1963 – The final baseball game at Polo Grounds is played, as the Phillies beat the Mets, 5-1.
1965 – Mickey Mantle Day at Yankee Stadium, in his 2,000th career game played.
1966 – Hall of Fame QB Johnny Unitas passes Y.A. Tittle as the NFL’s leader in career passing touchdowns with 212.
1976 – Frank Robinson, then a player-manager with the Indians, plays in his final career game.
1982 – San Jose State, led by coach Jack Elway upsets Stanford 35-31. The quarterback for Stanford? Jack’s son John Elway.
1984 – Tim Raines becomes the first player in MLB history to have four straight seasons with 70 stolen bases.
1994 – Documentarist Ken Burn’s premieres a miniseries called “Baseball”, eventually winning an Emmy for it.
1996 – Roger Clemens ties his own MLB record by recording 20 strikeouts in a game.
2003 – The Braves clinch their 12th straight division title.
2005 – Brett Favre become the third quarterback in NFL history, joining Dan Marino and John Elway, by throwing for 50,000 yards in a career.
2011 – Cam Newton sets an NFL rookie record by throwing for 432 yards in a game, as the Panthers lose to the Packers 30-23.
2016 – Anquan Boldin, then with the Lions, becomes the second receiver in NFL history to have 1,000 career catches along with a touchdown with four different teams. Terrell Owens is the only other player in league history to match the feat.