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- MLB Hall-of-Famer Don Drysdale makes his Major League debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
- MLB Hall-of-Famer Luis Aparicio makes his Major League debut with the Chicago White Sox.
- Derrick Turnbow makes his Major League debut with Anaheim Angels, pitching one inning, giving up one hit while striking out one batter.
- Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins became the youngest player in National Hockey League history to reach 100 points with three assists in a 6-1 win over the New York Islanders.