Hank Aaron hit the first of his 755 major-league home runs in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. (His career total is second only to Barry Bonds.)
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played his last regular season game in the NBA.
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St. Louis Blue goalie Brent Johnson became the first NHL goalie to record his first three wins in the playoffs by shutout. He was only the fourth goalie to record three straight NHL playoff shutouts.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Halberstam was killed as a passenger in an auto accident near San Francisco. His books covered various topics in American history including pennant races (The Summer of '49) and the World Series (October 1964).
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The Cubs become the second franchise in major league history to win 10,000 games when they beat the Rockies in a 10-inning contest at Coors Field 7-6.
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Born On This Day
John Cena (pictured, 1977) Chuck Harmon (1924) Tony Esposito (1943) Bobby Shaw (1975)
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