1956 – Jackie Robinson (Los Angeles Dodgers) was traded to the Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield and $35,000. Robinson retired instead of accepting the trade.
1966 – The rights to the first four Super Bowls were sold to CBS and NBC for a total of $9.5 million.
1983 – An NBA record was set when the Detroit Pistons and Denver Nuggets played a triple overtime that resulted in Pistons winning 186-184.
2007 – The Mitchell Report is publicly released listing the names of 89 Major League Baseball Players that have presumably used anabolic steroids and human growth hormones. Notable players to be named include Roger Clemens and Miguel Tejada.
2010 – The New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings played at Detroit’s Ford Field. The game was moved due to the collapse of the inflatable roof at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Mall of America Stadium the previous day.
1924 – Larry Doby, 1st black in baseball’s AL (Cleve Indians)
1967 – Bo Pelini, American football coach