The Los Angeles Lakers defeat the Atlanta Hawks 134-90 for their 33rd straight win, the longest winning streak in major professional sports.
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Led by Larry Nance's 11 rejections, Cleveland ties an NBA regulation game record with 21 blocked shots in the Cavs' 104-96 victory over the Knicks.
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Rollie Fingers (pictured), Tom Seaver, Hal Newhouser and Bill McGowan are elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame.
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Larry Brown (pictured here in 1973) posts his 500th career NBA coaching victory, following Indiana's 88-83 road win over Houston.
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After a 1-15 season, George Seifert is fired as head coach of the Carolina Panthers.
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Born on this Day
Cotton Fitzsimmons (1931) Tony Conigliaro (1945, pictured) Bobby Hamilton (1971) Donald Brashear (1972) Bobby Engram (1973) Eric Gagne (1976) Alfonso Soriano (1976) Kevin Mench (1978) Alex Auld (1981) Marquis Daniels (1981) Francisco Rodriguez (1982) Natalie Gulbis (1983) Jon Lester (1984)
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