Gordie Howe of the Detroit Red Wings becomes the NHL's all-time leader in goals (545).
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Larry Holmes knocks out Alfredo Evangelist in seven rounds to maintain the WBC heavyweight title.
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The Associated Press names NBA Commissioner David Stem the Sports Executive of the Decade for the 1980s.
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The Phoenix Suns route the Denver Nuggets 173-143 to tie a record for the most points scored in a non-overtime game. The Suns score a record-setting 107 points in the first half. Coach Cotton Fitzsimmons also picked up his 700th career coaching victory, becoming only the seventh coach to reach that mark.
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Dan Marino becomes the first quarterback in NFL history to pass for more than 50,000 yards.
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Dontrelle Willis wins the NL Rookie of the Year Award. The Marlins right-hander is the only player in either league named on every ballot.
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Born on this Day
Jack Clark (1955) Mike McCarthy (1963) Kenny Rogers (1964) Sammy Sosa (1968, pictured) Isaac Bruce (1972) Shawn Green (1972) Donte Stallworth (1980) Craig Smith (1983) Kendrick Perkins (1984)
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