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- The first professional football game was played in Latrobe, PA as the Latrobe YMCA defeated the Jeannette Athletic Club 12-0.
- The New York Yankees defeated Boston 11-2. What was unique is that all of New York's 18 hits were singles.
- Bobby Orr of the Boston Bruins signed his first NHL contract. The two-year deal which paid $70,000 plus a signing bonus made Orr the highest paid player in hockey.
- Billy Williams of the Chicago Cubs ended his National League record for consecutive games played at 1,117.
- The Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners played the longest game in Fenway Park history. The game was ended in a 7-7 tie after 19 innings. The Mariners won the game 8-7 when it was resumed the next day.
- Bruce Sutter of the St. Louis Cardinals set a National League record with his 38th save of the season.
Bobby Thigpen set a major league record by earning his 47th save.
- Mario Lemieux's ownership group officially takes over ownership of the National Hockey League's Pittsburgh Penguins.
- Kenny Lofton tied a major league record by scoring in his 18th straight game.
- In his 11th career start, Bud Smith became the 16th major league rookie to throw a no-hitter.
- Hee-Seop Choi made his MLB debut for the Chicago Cubs. He took over for Fred McGriff in a 10-1 beating of the Milwaukee Brewers and went 0-1 with a K.
- Vince Lombardi died of cancer at the age of 57.