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1896: Australian Teddy Flack, wins Gold in the first Olympic 1500 meters final at Olympics in Athens; goes on to win 800 meters two days later.

1962: West Indies continued to stomp all over India on the way to their first whitewash, going 4-0 up after four Tests with a seven-wicket win in Trinidad. But that only came after the great Polly Umrigar had rammed an unbeaten 172 – made in four hours and out of only 230 runs scored while he was at the crease – in the second innings, the last of his 12 Test hundreds.

1963: 27th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: 23 year old Jack Nicklaus wins the first of his record 6 Green Jackets with a 3-foot par putt on the final hole to finish 1 stroke ahead of Tony Lema.

1965: As the second Test between Pakistan and New Zealand petered out to a draw in Lahore, Bev Congdon became only the second substitute to make a stumping in a Test, when Pervez Sajjad gave Barry Sinclair the charge. Congdon was one of three wicketkeepers used by New Zealand: the regular incumbent, Artie Dick, was injured, and captain John Reid took over for a while before Congdon’s moment of glory.

1996: Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya hits fastest ODI fifty off 17 balls v Pakistan, Singapore.

1998: Karl Malone of the Utah Jazz scored 56 points in a 101-99 win over the Golden State Warriors.

2017: James Harden ties a record for most 3-point field goal attempts in a half with 14, in a loss to the Pistons.

2019: Retiring NBA legends Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas) and Dwyane Wade (Miami) play their final home games, both victories; Magic Johnson sensationally quits as LA Lakers president of basketball operations; Houston Rockets convert NBA record 27 three-point field goals in 149-113 win over Phoenix.

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