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This Day in Sports History


1965 – 15th NFL Pro Bowl at Los Angeles Coliseum. Western Conference defeats the Eastern Conference 34-14. MVPs Minnesota Viking quarterback Fran Tarkenton and Detroit Lions Defensive back Terry Barr.

1967 – NBA holds its 17th All-Star Game. West beats the East 135-120 at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. Rick Barry of the San Francisco Warriors wins the MVP.

1982 – The Iconic Moment in NFL history  as San Francisco 49er  Dwight Clark makes the fingertip catch known as “The Catch”.

1984 – Baseball Hall of Fame elects Luis Aparicio, Harmon Killebrew and Don Drysdale .

1985 – Lenny Wilkens becomes first to coach in 1,000 games when his Seattle Super Sonics defeat the Golden State Warriors 89-86

1986 – Los Angeles Laker center Kareem Abdul Jabbar scores his 34,000th career point during the 124-102 win over the Indiana Pacers. 

1989 – Los Angeles Kings Wayne Gretzky becomes the NHL’s all-time leading scorer in combined regular season and playoff points.

1996 – Coming out of retirement Jimmy Johnson is announced as the new head coach of the Miami Dolphins.

1996 – Boston Celtic guard Dana Barros drains a three pointer in his 89th consecutive game during the Celtics 113-104 win over the Sacramento Kings. The NBA record streak ends in next game as he goes 0-9.

1998 – NBA coach Jerry Sloan of the Utah Jazz records his 600th career win with a 111- 84 win over the Houston Rockets.

1998 – NHL legend Mark Messier becomes the 6th player in NHL history to record 1,000 assists, comes in a 2-2 tie with the Florida Panthers.

2003 – The NBA announces that Charlotte, North Carolina is awarded an NBA expansion franchise to be known as the Charlotte Bobcats and will begin play in the 2004-05 season.

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