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Sports Figures
1935 Sandy Koufax (New York City-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame New York City Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Biography.com
1975 Tiger Woods (California-born Professional Golfer) Tiger Woods Golf African-American Sports Figures Asian-American Sports Figures
1984 LeBron James (Ohio-born African-American Professional Basketball Player) LeBron James Basketball NBA African-American Sports Figures
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1977 Halsey Hall (New York City-born Sports Broadcaster in Minnesota) New City Sports Figures Minnesota  Sports Figures Media Sports Pavek Museum of Broadcasting Minnesota Historical Association
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1905 In Arles-Salon, France, Victor Hemery Sets a New Land Speed Record of 109.589 mph, Driving a Gasoline-Powered Darracq Automobile French Sports Figures Automobile Racing Historic Firsts History Channel
1922 Madison, Wisconsin Authorities Confiscate over 1,000 Gallons of Alcohol from a Local Bootlegger Madison, Wisconsin Drug and Alcohol Abuse 18th Amendment Crime Wisconsin Historical Society
1962 The Green Bay Packers Defeat the New York Giants 16-7 to Retain the National Football League Title Wisconsin Sports Figures New York City Sports Figures Football NFL Florida Historical Society
1978 Ohio State Fires Football Coach Woody Hayes 1-day After He Punches a Clemson University Player Ohio Sports Figures South Carolina College Football Hall of Fame Ohio State Fotball Clemson Football New York Times
1983 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 26 People and Injures Hundreds Along the Afghanistan-Pakistan Border Afghanistan Pakistan Earthquakes Death USGS
1984 5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 20 People Along the India-Bangladesh Border Region, Leaving 100 Injured and 10,000 Homeless India Bangladesh Earthquakes Death USGS

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