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Bolton Wanderers striker Nat Lofthouse dies

Lofthouse died aged 85, in a nursing home in Bolton. In Bolton Wanderers first home game since his death against Chelsea, a pre-match period of a minute's silence, thunderous applause, black-and-white footage of Lofthouse in action and the laying of floral tributes by Kevin Davies and John Terry took place before the start of the match.


Chicago Bull Dennis Rodman kicks cameraman in the groin

Dennis Rodman was known for his fierce defensive and rebounding abilities. He kicked cameraman Eugene Amos in the groin which he had to pay a $200,000 settlement for and the league suspended Rodman for 11 games without pay.


Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Terry Daniels

Joe Frazier was an American professional boxer. He was known for his sheer strength, durability, formidable punching power, and relentless pressure fighting style. His style was often compared to that of Henry Armstrong. He managed to beat Terry Daniels by knockout in the fourth round.


Masterton dies as a result of injuries suffered during a game

William John Masterton was a Canadian–American professional ice hockey center who played in the NHL for the Minnesota North Stars in 1967–68. He is the only player in NHL history to die as a direct result of injuries suffered during a game, the result of massive head injuries suffered following a hit during a contest against the Oakland Seals.


The first Super Bowl

In the Super Bowl I, the NFL champion Green Bay Packers defeated the American Football League champion City Chiefs by the score of 35–10. It remains the only Super Bowl to have been simulcast in the United States by two networks: NBC and CBS.


Basketball rules first are published in Triangle Magazine

James Naismith published his rules for the game of "Basket Ball" that he invented: The original game played under these rules was quite different from the one played today as there was no dribbling, dunking, three-pointers, or shot clock, and goaltending was legal.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

died 2020

Rocky Johnson

born 1979

Drew Brees

born 1970

Shane McMahon

died 2017

Jimmy Snuka