1959: Bill Sharman hits an NBA record 56 consecutive foul shot
1972: The fourth-highest opening partnership in Test history, and the only time West Indies have ever looked at a total of 387 for 0. New Zealand’s Glenn Turner and Terry Jarvis were the history-makers, in the fourth Test, in Guyana. Jarvis made 182, his only Test hundred, and Turner a mighty 259. West Indies’ attack was pretty modest – Clive Lloyd came on first-change for the first time in his Test career, and bowled 36 overs – but it was still a remarkable effort, particularly from Turner, whose innings was the highest by a New Zealander until Martin Crowe made 299 in 1990-91. Turner also made 259 in his next innings, against Guyana two weeks later, and in all, made four double-centuries on the tour.
1974: San Diego Padres owner Ray Kroc, addresses fans “Ladies & gentlemen, I suffer with you I’ve never seen such stupid baseball playing in my life”
1978: David Thompson of the Denver Nuggets scored 73 points in a 139-137 loss to the Detroit Pistons.
1978: George Gervin of the San Antonio Spurs scored 63 points in a 153-132 loss to the New Orleans Jazz.
1982: LA Lakers block 21 Denver shots setting NBA regulation game record.
1984: A raucous crowd in Antigua watched two of their favourite sons, Viv Richards and Richie Richardson, smash Australia all-round the St John’s ground. The two added 308 for the third wicket, after which Australia – who had to win the match to square the series – were dead and buried.
1989: Mike Tyson strikes a parking attendant when asked to move his car.