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1928 Marge Unnewehr Schott (Ohio-born Businesswoman; Owner of the Cincinnati Reds) Ohio Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball Ohio Historical Society
1932 Luc Montagnier (French-born Pioneer in AIDS Research) Luc Montagnier Medical Research AIDS
Sports Figures
1901 Arne Borg (Swedish Champion Swimmer) Swedish Sports Figures Swimming
1893 Burleigh Grimes (Wisconsin-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Wisconsin Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Wisconsin Historical Society
1934 Roberto Clemente (Puerto Rican Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame: Humanitarian) Roberto Clemente
Baseball Hall of Fame Latin American Sports Figures New York Times
Rafer Johnson (Texas-born African-American Olympic Decathlon Gold Medalist) Rafer Johnson Track & Field Hall of Fame The 1960 Summer Olympic Games Notable African Americans
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1990 B.F. Skinner (Pennsylvania-born Behavioral Psychologist) B.F. Skinner Psychology
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1853 Local Fishermen Are the First to Scale California's Mount Whitney California Natural Resources Mountains Mountain Climbing Mount Whitney Historic Firsts LearnCalifornia
1887 Thousands of Hometown Fans Flock to See Heavyweight Champ John L. Sullivan John L. Sullivan International Boxing Hall of Fame Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1922 Gene Sarazen Wins PGA: First to Win Two Majors in a Year (U.S. Open) New York Sports Figures Golf Historic Firsts U.S. Today
1964 South Africa Is Banned from Olympic Games Because of Apartheid Policies Apartheid The Olympic Games BBC
1967 Boston's Tony Conigliaro Hit in Eye by a Pitch, Permanently Impairing Vision Baseball Sight ESPN
1980 George Brett's Batting Average Reaches .401 West Virginia Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times
1983 Hurricane Alicia Slams the Texas Coast: 21 Die with $1+ Billion Damage Texas Hurricanes Death USA Today
1989 Manchester United Football Club Is Sold for 20m Great Britain Soccer Business & Economics Manchester United BBC
1992 Larry Bird Retires from the NBA after 13 Seasons Indiana Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame ESPN
1993 Dan and Steve Buettner of Roseville, Minnesota Complete the First North-to-South Bicycle Ride Across Africa Africa Minnesota Sports Figures Bicycling Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1994 Magnitude 5.6 Earthquake Strikes Mascara Region of Western Algeria: 172 die Algeria Earthquakes Death BBC