Detroit's George Yardley becomes the first NBA player to score 2,000 points in a season. He did it in 72 games.
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Lenny Wilkens and K. C. Jones
Former NBA legends Lenny Wilkens and K. C. Jones are among three men inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Wilkens would get the call from the Hall again 10 years later, when he was inducted as a coach.
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President Reagan presides at the unveiling of Knute Rockne's stamp.
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Philadelphia 1B John Kruk is diagnosed with testicular cancer.
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Born on this Day
Bobby Fischer (1943, pictured) Mike Leach (1960) Terry Mulholland (1963) Sean Salisbury (1963) Benito Santiago (1965) Brian Bosworth (1965) Phil Housley (1964) Mahmoud Abdul Rauf (1969) Aaron Boone (1973) Adonal Foyle (1975) Radek Dvorak (1977) Antonio Bryant (1981) Wayne Simien (1983) Clint Dempsey (1983)
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