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Chelsea wins the title in English football Premier League

Chelsea won the title with three games to spare after a 1–0 home win over Crystal Palace. It was their first league title since 2010, their fourth Premier League title and their fifth English league title overall. Holders Manchester City eventually finished second, after a short drop to fourth a few weeks before the final match.


Geocaching has its inception

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek for containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", at specific locations all over the world which are marked by coordinates.


Jagr becomes first European scoring champ

In the 1994–95 season, Jágr won his first Art Ross Trophy as the scoring champion of the NHL. He tied Eric Lindros with 70 points but won based on his 32 goals to Lindros' 29. The next year, Jágr set a record for the most points by a European-born player, scoring 149. Both his 62 goals and 87 assists from that season still stand as career highs.


Cam Neely injured by Ulf Samuelsson

During Game three of the Prince of Wales Conference Finals, Cam Neely was body checked by Ulf Samuelsson and injured on the play. Then in game six he received a hit to the knee. Compounding the situation was Neely's myositis ossificans which he developed in the injured area. The injury kept Neely out of all but 22 games of the next two seasons.


Argentina midfielder Ezequiel Lavezzi is born

Ezequiel Iván Lavezzi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays forward for the Chinese club, Hebei China Fortune, and the Argentina national team. He is known for his pace, hardworking style of play, technique, creativity, and dribbling ability.


Canadian NHL goalie Ron Hextall is born

Ronald Jeffrey Hextall is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender who played 13 National Hockey League seasons for the Philadelphia Flyers, Quebec Nordiques, and New York Islanders. He served as assistant general manager for the Flyers for one season, and was then promoted to general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers.


The first judo World championships are held in Tokyo

The 1st edition of the World Judo Championships was held at the Kuramae Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. There were no weight classes at the time and Japanese judoka Shokichi Natsui became the first world champion in history, defeating fellow countryman Yoshihiko Yoshimatsu in the final.


Czechoslovak gymnast Věra Čáslavská is born

Věra Čáslavská was a Czechoslovak artistic gymnast and Czech sports official. She won a total of 22 international titles including seven Olympic gold medals, four World titles and eleven European championships. In addition to her gymnastics success, Čáslavská was known for her outspoken support of the Czechoslovak democratization movement.


Joe DiMaggio makes his major-league debut

DiMaggio made his major league debut in May 1936, batting ahead of Lou Gehrig. The Yankees had not been to the World Series since 1932, but they won the next four Fall Classics. Over the course of his 13-year Major League career, DiMaggio led the Yankees to 9 World Series championships.


American boxer Sugar Ray Robinson is born

Sugar Ray Robinson was an American professional boxer. Widely considered the greatest pound-for-pound boxer of all time, Robinson's performances in the welterweight and middleweight divisions prompted sportswriters to create "pound for pound" rankings, where they compared fighters regardless of weight.

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