The San Diego Chicken, one of the most recognized mascots in sports, makes his first appearance at a Padres home game.
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In Sheffield, England, 96 people die at Hillsborough stadium during a semifinal soccer match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest. Most of the victims were crushed when a barrier collapsed on an overcrowded pen behind one of the goals.
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Magic Johnson sets an NBA record for most career assists (9,898).
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Germany's Uta Pippig wins the 25th Boston Marathon with a time of 2:27:12.6. On the men's side, Kenya's Moses Tanui takes the victory in 2:09:15.9
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Baseball honors Jackie Robinson by retiring No. 42 for all teams.