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The first goalkeeper to score from open play in La Liga

Dani Aranzubia, a Spanish former goalkeeper scored a “last minute goal” with his head after a 95th-minute corner kick, saving his team from a loss with UD Almeria. Aranzubia became the first goalkeeper in the history of La Liga to ever score from open play. It was also the only goal he scored throughout his professional career.


Tara Lipinski becomes youngest gold medalist Olympic

At the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Tara Lipinski became the youngest ladies' Olympic figure skating champion and the youngest individual gold medalist. In her short program, she skated to music from the movie Anastasia. In the long program, she performed 7 triples, and at the end, a triple toe/half loop/triple Salchow sequence.


Muhammad Ali KOs Jan Pierre

Muhammad Ali won the fight against Jean-Pierre Coopman after knocking him out in the 5th round. It was Ali's 1st boxing bout after famous Thrilla in Manila. The fight took place at Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico with Ismael Quinones Falu as a referee.


Former Ajax, Liverpool, and Barcelona star Jari Litmanen is born

Jari Olavi Litmanen was born in Lahti, located in southern Finland. Since both of his parents were professional football players, Litmanen followed in their steps. He spent 6 years playing in Finnish clubs, before moving to Ajax where he truly started to shine after inheriting the number 10 shirt as a successor of Dennis Bergkamp.


NHL star Phil Esposito is born

Phil Esposito played 18 seasons in the NHL for the Chicago Black Hawks, Boston Bruins and New York Rangers. After retiring as a player, he served as a head coach and general manager of the New York Rangers before co-founding the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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