1869 – The Cincinnati Reds played their first baseball game. Won 41-7.
1914 – The American Horseshoe Pitchers Association (AHPA) was formed in Kansas City, Kansas.
1939 – The Philadelphia Athletics and the Cleveland Indians met at Shibe Park in Philadelphia for the first baseball game to be played under the lights in the American League.
1975 – Muhammad Ali TKOs Ron Lyle in 11 for Heavyweight boxing title
1979 – The National League approved the sale of the Astros from Ford Motors to John J. McMullen for $19 million.
1985 – Michael Jordan was named Rookie of the Year in the NBA.
1955 – Jack Morris, St Paul Minn, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
1955 – Olga Korbut, Grodno Belorussia, gymnist (Olympic-2 golds-1972)
1966 – Thurman Thomas, NFL running back (Buffalo Bills)