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NHL season is canceled due to a labor dispute

Commissioner Gary Bettman canceled all of the remaining games in the NHL season. The NHL became the 1st major professional sports league in North America to cancel an entire season because of a labor dispute. The main issue was a salary cap with owners and players not being able to agree on a financial agreement.


Motorcycle racer Valentino Rossi is born

Valentino Rossi is a multiple MotoGP World Champion. He won 9 Grand Prix World Championships, seven of them in the premier class. He owns the Sky Racing Team by VR46, which campaigns in the Moto3 and Moto2 categories of Grand Prix motorcycle racing.


Wilt Chamberlain scores his 30,000th point

Wilt Chamberlain became the 1st NBA player to score 30,000 points. He played the center position and is considered one of the greatest players in the NBA history. Chamberlain is also the only player to average at least 30 points and 20 rebounds per game over the entire course of his NBA career.


Joe Frazier TKOs Jimmy Ellis

Joe Frazier won the fight against WBA Champion Jimmy Ellis at Madison Square Garden. Frazier won by a TKO when Ellis's trainer Angelo Dundee would not let him come out for the 5th round following two 4th round knockdowns., which were the 1st knockdowns of Ellis's career.


Bebeto, author of one oh the famous goal celebrations, is born

Former professional Brazilian football player Bebeto was born in Salvador, the capital of Brazilian state of Bahia. He started his career in Vitória, as a youth player. Roughly two years later, Bebeto later became a member of other Brazilian teams and eventually got into Spanish football league, where he spent roughly 5 years.


Tennis player John McEnroe is born

John McEnroe achieved the No. 1 ranking in both singles and doubles, finishing his career with 77 singles and 78 doubles titles. He won 7 Grand Slam singles titles, including 4 US Open titles and 3 Wimbledon titles, and also 9 men's Grand Slam doubles titles.

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