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2014

French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie sets a world record

Lavillenie claimed the men's world record with 6.16 meters. Competing in the annual Pole Vault Stars meeting in Sergey Bubka's hometown of Donetsk, Ukraine, Lavillenie entered the competition at 5.76 meters and cleared that height as well as 5.91 meters on his first attempts before needing all three tries to get over 6.01 m.

1998

Mexico win their third successive CONCAF Gold Cup with a 1-0 win over the US

The CONCACAF Gold Cup was the fourth edition of the Gold Cup, the Association football championship of North America, Central America and the Caribbean. The tournament was once again held in the United States, in Los Angeles, Miami, and Oakland. Mexico won their third straight Gold Cup, 1–0, on a Luis Hernández goal.

1998

Dale Earnhardt wins his first Daytona 500

The 40th running of the Daytona 500 was held at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida as the first race of the NASCAR Winston Cup season. It was memorable in that it marked Dale Earnhardt's only Daytona 500 victory after 19 previous attempts and many heartbreaking finishes.

1995

A riot leads to an Ireland vs. England match being cancelled

The Lansdowne Road football riot occurred during a friendly football match between the Republic of Ireland and England in Lansdowne Road stadium in Dublin. The riot was caused by the English neo-Nazi organization Combat 18 and injured twenty people. Combat 18's plans to cause trouble during the match were known by the British National Criminal Intelligence Service, and this was communicated to the Irish police.

1978

Leon Spinks beats Muhammad Ali

Spinks, the 10–1 underdog, ended up winning two of the scorecards 145–140 and 144–141, while the third was 142–143 giving him a split decision win and making him the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion after only eight professional bouts, and the only man ever to take a title from Ali inside the ring.

1972

NHL star Jaromír Jágr is born

Jaromír Jágr is a Czech professional ice hockey right winger. Jágr began skating at the age of three, and he immediately showed exceptional abilities. At the age of 15, he was playing at the highest level of competition in Czechoslovakia for HC Kladno, and when he was 17, he became the youngest member of the Czechoslovak national team.

Belgian jet crashes with United States figure-skating team

A Boeing 707 aircraft crashed en route from New York City to Brussels, Belgium, killing all 72 passengers on board and one person on the ground. Those killed included the entire U.S. figure skating team on its way to the World Figure Skating Championships in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

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