Lou Gehrig is forced to quit baseball due to illness.
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Tony Jacklin becomes the second British golfer in 50 years to win the U.S. Open golf tournament.
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Bo Jackson signs a three-year contract to play baseball with the Royals. The Heisman Trophy winner will also play in the NFL as a running back with the Los Angles Raiders.
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James Worthy posted the first triple-double of his career with 36 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists as the Los Angeles Lakers defeated Detroit 108-105 in Game 7 of the Finals to become the first NBA team to successfully defend its title since the Boston Celtics in 1968 and 1969.
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Carlton Fisk surpasses Yogi Berra as the American League leader for career home runs by a catcher. The White Sox backstop's 307th home run helps to beat the Yankees, 7-3.
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The Women's National Basketball Association made its debut as the New York Liberty defeated the Los Angeles Sparks, 67-57.
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Born on this Day
Rick Sutcliffe (1956) Tom Chambers (1959) Derrick Coleman (1967) Donovan Osborne (1969) Jochen Hecht (1977) Richard Jefferson (1980) Garrett Jones (1981) Anthony Morelli (1985)
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