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This Day in Sports History

1939: NBC becomes first network to televise a pro football game; Brooklyn Dodgers beat Philadelphia Eagles, 23-14 at Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field.

1976: Robert Parish made his debut for the Golden State Warriors at home against the New York Nets. The Nets won 104-103.

1976: Rick Barry (San Francisco), begins then-longest NBA free throw streak of 60.

1976: Twin brothers Tom and Dick Van Arsdale played together in a game for the Phoenix Suns, becoming the first and only pair of twins to play for the same NBA club. The Suns ended up losing the game 111-98 to the New Orleans Jazz.

1983: One of the best days of the late great Malcolm Marshall’s career came in the first Test against India in Kanpur. After spanking a Test-best 92 he produced a devastating opening spell of 8-5-9-4 (including Sunil Gavaskar second ball for 0) as India closed the second day at 34 for 5 in reply to West Indies’ 454. An innings victory was duly wrapped up on the fourth day, with Marshall grabbing match figures of 8 for 66. The win had a whiff of revenge about it – four months earlier, India had stunned West Indies with victory in the World Cup final at Lord’s.

1989: An unlikely match-winning bowler for England in their Nehru Cup match against Pakistan in Cuttack. Graham Gooch took 3 for 19 (including Wasim Akram first ball) as England eased home by four wickets, but some of Pakistan’s batting gave one-day cricket a bad name: Javed Miandad took 51 balls to reach 14, and worse still, Shoaib Mohammad 34 balls to score just three runs.

1989: Over-competitive McLaren teammates Alain Prost & Ayrton Senna famously collide and skid into an escape road during Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka; Prost retires from race and claims 3rd Formula 1 World Drivers Championship.



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