Mark Spitz wins his seventh swimming gold medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, becoming the first Olympian to do so. Spitz set world records in all seven events in which he swam.
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Following a fight with then-wife Robin Givens, Mike Tyson crashes his silver BMW into a tree near the Catskills, NY.
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A panel of eight baseball experts vote to drop the asterisk next to Roger Maris home run record and determine an official no-hitter must go at least nine innings.
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New York pitcher Jim Abbott no-hits the Indians at Yankee Stadium, 4-0. The Michigan native, who was born without a right hand, becomes the first Yankee in a decade to throw a no-no.
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In Miami's 39-35 victory over New England, Dan Marino becomes the second quarterback with 300 touchdown passes by throwing for five scores. The Dolphins' QB also establishes an NFL record with his 18th game of four-or-more touchdown passes.
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The Red Sox honor Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk. The New Hampshire resident, who played his first nine seasons with Boston, joins Bobby Doerr (1), Joe Cronin (4), Carl Yastrzemski (8) and Ted Williams (9) in having his number (27) retired at Fenway Park.
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Led by Manu Ginobili, Argentina defeats the United States, 87-80, in the World Basketball Championships at Indianapolis. It's the first loss for a U.S. team in 59 games since the Americans began sending NBA players to international tournaments in 1992.
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