After posting a 22-9 record with a 3.16 ERA, Boston's Jim Lonborg is named the AL Cy Young winner.
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Nineteen years after their inaugural home game, the Portland Trail Blazers retired Bill Walton's jersey No. 32.
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Sarunas Marciulionis and Alexander Volkov become the first players from the Soviet Union to participate in a regular season NBA game.
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Ken Daneyko (left) sets a New Jersey Devil franchise record by playing in his 322nd consecutive game.
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In a major trade just before the start of the 1995-96 season, Charlotte sends center Alonzo Mourning, guard Pete Myers and forward-center LeRon Ellis to Miami in exchange for swingman Glen Rice, point guard Khalid Reeves, center Matt Geiger and a 1996 first round draft pick.
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Jerry Rice becomes the first NFL player with 1,000 career receptions.
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The Philadelphia third baseman wins the National League Rookie of the Year award. Boston's Nomar Garciappara wins the honor for the American League.
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Minnesota citizens elected Jesse "The Body" Ventura, a former professional wrestler, to be their new governor.
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Born on this Day
Bob Feller (1918) Ken Holtzman (1943) Phil Simms (1955) Karch Kiraly (1960) Paul Quantrill (1968) Tariq Abdul Wahad (1974) Darren Sharper (1975)
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