Back in Time: October 16
Tommie Smith and John Carlos
During a medal ceremony at the Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Tommie Smith and John Carlos famously give the black power salute.
Led by Rick Dempsey and Eddie Murray, the Orioles win their fourth straight contest against the Phillies and take the World Series in five games.
Dallas' Roy Tarpley becomes the seventh player to be banned from the NBA under the league's anti-drug agreement. He returned to the Mavericks briefly in 1994, but was again banned for drug use.
Magic Johnson plays his first professional game since coming out of retirement.
Thanks to Aaron Boone's 11th inning home run, the Yankees capture their 39th American League pennant beating the Red Sox, 6-5. The defensive replacement becomes the fifth player to end a post-season series with a homer.
San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson rushes for 140 yards and a touchdown, his NFL record 18th straight game with a rushing score, surpassing the mark shared by George Rogers and John Riggins (13).
Born on this Day
Tim McCarver (1941) <br>Billy Taylor (1961) <br>Chris Doleman (1961)<br>Manute Bol (1962) <br>Kordell Stewart (1972) <br>Darius Kasparaitis (1972) <br>Paul Kariya (1974) <br>Sue Bird (1980)