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Mike Tyson is sentenced to 6 years in prison

Mike Tyson was convicted for the rape of 18-year-old Desiree Washington, Miss Black Rhode Island, in an Indianapolis hotel room. He was released after serving less than three years of his sentence. During his incarceration, he converted to Islam.


Michigan State defeats Indiana State in NCAA championship

The game between the Michigan State Spartans and the Indiana State Sycamores took place at the Special Events Center in Salt Lake City. Michigan State won 75–64 and claimed the school's 1st national championship in men's basketball. The game had the highest Nielsen ratings of any game in the history of American basketball.


George Foreman TKOs Ken Norton

The fight between George Foreman and Ken Norton lasted less than 2 rounds, with Foreman scoring his 3rd consecutive knockout victory to retain the heavyweight titles. The fight took place at Poliedro de Caracas in Caracas, Venezuela.

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