Pete Rose checks into the federal work camp in Marion, Ill., where he begins a five-month sentence for filing false income tax returns. Prisoner 01832061 will soon report for work in the machine shop.
Al Unser Jr. (5) completes a 500-mile Sunday drive in two hours and 38 minutes, for an average speed of 189.727 mph, the fastest time ever in a race of this distance. Four other contenders blow engines while trying to keep pace with Unser in the Marlboro 500.
Plunging 11-year-old Fu Mingxia of China impersonates the television ratings of the Goodwill Games. Like Games guru Ted Turner, Mingxia, the gold medalist in the 10-meter platform competition, is about to get soaked.
Chicago's 42-year-old fixture behind the plate, Carlton Fisk, becomes the alltime home run leader among catchers by hitting his 328th to pass Hall of Famer Johnny Bench.
December 31, 1990
Jennifer Capriati, of New York Mayor David Dinkins after he routed air traffic away from the U.S. Open:
"You're a cool dude."