1945: Branch Rickey announces formation of the US Negro Baseball League.
1951: International Olympic committee allows Russia to participate in 1952 Olympics.
1989: Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan hit a buzzer-beating jump shot to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 101-100 at the Richfield Coliseum in Game 5 to win the First Round of the NBA playoffs. Today, “The Shot” remains one of the most iconic plays in NBA history.
1994: Denver Nuggets become NBA’s 1st #8 seed to beat a #1 seed (Seattle)
1995: Trailing the New York Knicks with 105-99 with 18.7 seconds left in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, Reggie Miller scored eight points in 8.9 seconds to give the Indiana Pacers the win at Madison Square Garden.
2007: Boxer Diego Corrales was killed when he attempted to pass a car on his motorcycle near his Las Vegas home. Corrales’ motorcycle struck the back of the car sending him flying 100 feet where he was hit by another vehicle. He was 29 years old. Toxicology reports showed that his blood alcohol content was 0.25, which was three times the legal limit.