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Lev Yashin of Dynamo Moscow and the USSR dies

Lev Yashin was a Soviet professional footballer who revolutionized the goalkeeping position by imposing his authority on the entire defense. Yashin suffered from stomach cancer and died, despite attempts to save his life with surgical intervention. He was buried at Vagankovskoye Cemetery as a Soviet Honoured Master of Sport.


Striker Fernando Torres is born

Fernando Torres was born in Fuenlabrada, a city and municipality in the Madrid Metropolitan Area, Spain. He became interested in football very early and joined a team Parque 84 at the age of 5. Torres earned a trial with Atlético Madrid and quickly advanced his career by progressing through the ranks.


Ice hockey legend Bobby Orr is born

Bobby Orr played in the NHL for 12 seasons, beginning with 10 with the Boston Bruins followed by 2 with the Chicago Black Hawks. He remains the only defenceman to have won the NHL scoring title with two Art Ross Trophies. In 1979, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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