Willie O'Ree becomes the first black player to enter the league when he makes his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins.
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The Steelers win their second Super Bowl in a row as they defeat the Cowboys 21-17 at the Orange Bowl. Lynn Swann sets a Super Bowl record by gaining 161 yards on four receptions and is named MVP.
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Mary Decker breaks the world, indoor record when she completes the woman's 2,000-meter race in just 5 minutes and 34.2 seconds.
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Former Boston Celtics center Robert Parish is honored by having his No. 00 raised to the FleetCenter rafters at halftime of a game vs. Indiana.
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LeBron James becomes the youngest player (20 years, 20days) in NBA history to record a triple-double, with 27 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in Cleveland's 107-101 win over Portland.
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Born on this Day
Joe Schmidt (1932) Larry Smith (1958) Mark D Messier (1961) Brady Anderson (1964) Larry Webster (1969) Greg Engel (1971) Andre Coleman (1971) Ryan Kuehl (1972) Mike Lieberthal (1972) Dwayne Carswell (1972) Junior Burrough (1973) Shane Burton (1974) Derek Smith (1975) Brian Gionta (1979) Kenyatta Jones (1979) Julius Peppers (1980)
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