In a 22-10 loss to the Houston Oilers, Seahawks receiver Steve Largent begins a streak of 177 consecutive games with a reception.
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Red Holzman (left, with Red Auerbach) wins his 500th game at the helm of the New York Knicks following a 130-125 overtime win over Houston at Madison Square Garden. At the time, Holzman was only the second coach -- after Auerbach -- to reach that plateau with one team.
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Utah forward Karl Malone scores 34 points in a 97-95 victory over Indiana, pushing him past the 15,000-point mark for his career.
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Orlando's Shaquille O'Neal scores 24 points, grabs 28 rebounds and blocks 15 shots (tying Manute Bol for the second-highest total in NBA history) during the Magic's 87-85 victory over New Jersey at the Meadowlands Arena.
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The last original Florida Marlin, Jeff Conine, is traded to the Kansas City Royals for minor league prospect Blaine Mull.
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Ichiro Suzuki becomes only the second player in major league history to win the Most Valuable player Award in the same year as being selected Rookie of the Year. The 28-year-old Mariner outfielder joins Red Sox freshman outfielder Fred Lynn, who accomplished the feat in 1975, as the only other rookie to win the MVP.