The first members to the NFL's Hall of Fame are named in Canton, Ohio. The list included Sammy Baugh (pictured), Johnny Blood, Dutch Clark, Red Grange, Mel Hein, Pete Henry, Cal Hubbard, Don Hutson, Bronko Nagurski, Ernie Nevers, Jim Thorpe, Bert Bell, Joe Carr, George Halas, Curly Lambeau, Tim Mara and George Preston Marshall.
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The NBA's first All-Star Saturday takes place in Denver, highlighted by Larry Nance winning the inaugural Slam Dunk Contest. The Cavs forward uses a two-ball windmill dunk to beat favorites Julius Erving and Dominique Wilkins.
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Edmonton's Jari Kurri sets an NHL record when he scores his 100th point during the 39th game of the season.
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The Detroit Pistons draw a then-NBA regular season record crowd of 61,983 fans to the Pontiac Silverdome to watch the Pistons down the Celtics, 125-108.
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San Francisco defeats San Diego 49-26 in Super Bowl XXIX. Steve Young passes for a record six touchdowns as the 49ers become the first team to win five Super Bowls.
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A conditional four-for-one trade with the Twins brings Johan Santana to the Mets in exchange for pitching prospects Philip Humber, Kevin Mulvey and Deolis Guerra and fleet-footed outfielder Carlos Gomez. New York has three days to come to terms with the two-time Cy Young Award winner, who has a no-trade clause and can veto the transaction if his new team is unable to sign him.