During a game against Purdue, Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight throws a chair to protest a referee's call. Knight was suspended for one game and received two years' probation from the Big Ten Conference.
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar passes Elvin Hayes as the NBA's all-time leader in games played (1340) in a 117-111 overtime win at Philadelphia. Abdul-Jabbar went on to play in 1,560 games and is now second all-time to Robert Parish, who played in 1,611 games.
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Although he loses his arbitration case, Red Sox third baseman Wade Boggs receives the largest amount ($1.35 million) ever awarded by this process.
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Seattle's Nate McMillan ties an NBA rookie record when he records 25 assists in a game against the Los Angeles Clippers. McMillan matched Ernie DiGregorio, who tallied 25 assists on January 1, 1974 against Portland.
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Houston's Hakeem Olajuwon rejects seven shots in the Rockets' 90-83 win over San Antonio, becoming the sixth player in NBA history to register 2,000 career blocks.
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Utah's John Stockton picks up seven assists in a 105-78 loss to Houston, becoming only the fourth guard (along with Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas) in NBA history to reach the 8,000 career assist plateau.
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Born on this Day
Elston Howard (1929) <br>Tom Osborne (1937) <br>Fred Biletnikoff (1943) <br>Ed "Too Tall" Jones (1951)<br>Bobby Bonilla (1963) <br>Helena Sukova; (1965) <br>Rondell White (1972) <br> Jerod Mayo (1986)
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