Jim 'Junior' Gilliam wins the National League Rookie of the Year Award. The Dodger second baseman easily beats Harvey Haddix and Ray Jablonski.
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Pittsburgh beats Oakland 13-7 in an AFC Divisional playoff game on Franco Harris' Immaculate Reception. Jack Tatum hit the intended receiver, 'Frenchy' Fuqua, and knocked the ball back to Harris, who caught it and ran into the end zone. It was also the first playoff victory in franchise history.
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In a 9-4 victory over the Rangers, the Islanders score seven goals in one period. The barrage was led by Bryan Trottier, who recorded eight points in the game.
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Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Chuck Noll retires after 23 seasons. He remains the only coach to win four Super Bowls.
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Colorado's Jari Kurri becomes the eighth player in NHL history to score 600 goals.
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Born on this Day
Paul Hornung (1935, pictured) Bobby Ross (1936) Bill Rodgers (1947) Jim Harbaugh (1963) Petr Klima (1964) Tony Graziani (1973) Paul Shirley (1977) Hanley Ramirez (1983)
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