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Michael Jordan announces he is ending his NBA retirement

Michael Jordan announced his return to the NBA through a two-word press release: "I'm back." The next day, playing for the Chicago Bulls, he scored 19 points in a game against the Indiana Pacers. The game had the highest Nielsen rating of a regular season NBA game since 1975.


Mike Tyson beats Razor Ruddock

The fight between Mike Tyson and Donovan Ruddock ended with less than a minute remaining in round 7. Tyson hit Ruddock with a 6-punch combination. As a result, referee, Richard Steele, stopped the fight and awarded Tyson the victory by technical knockout.


Speed skater Bonnie Blair is born

Bonnie Blair is one of the most decorated athletes in Olympic history. She competed for the USA in 4 Olympics, winning 5 gold medals and 1 bronze medal. After she retired from speed skating, she became a motivational speaker and corporate spokesperson.


Maurice Richard is the first NHL player who scored 50th goals of the season

Maurice Richard was the 1st player to score 50 goals in 50 games and in a season. As he approached 50 goals for the season, opposition players made violent efforts to prevent him from scoring. Despite those efforts, Richard reached the milestone by scoring in a 4–2 Montreal win.


Dutch football club AFC Ajax is founded

AFC Ajax is based in Amsterdam and its home stadium is the Johan Cruyff Arena. The club has been the most successful club in the Netherlands, with 33 Eredivisie titles and 18 KNVB Cups. It is one of the 5 teams that has earned the right to keep the European Cup.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1984

Rajeev Ram

born 1934

Charley Pride

born 1952

Mike Webster