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- Curt Gowdy becomes the first sports broadcaster to receive the George Foster Peabody Award for achievement in radio and television.
- The Detroit Red Wings defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 in the first ever playoff game in Columbus. Detroit takes a 3-0 lead in the series.
- Keith Foulke made his major league debut for the San Francisco Giants and allowed 3 runs on a 3 run homer by Ellis Burks in 4 innings of relief work in a 10-7 loss against the Colorado Rockies