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2017

Pittsburgh Penguins beat Nashville Predators

The 2017 Stanley Cup Finals was the championship series of the NHL 2016–17 season. The Eastern Conference champion and defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Western Conference champion Nashville Predators, four games to two. The Penguins won the Stanley Cup in their opponent's rink, just like they did the previous four times.

2010

FIFA World Cup opens in South Africa

The 2010 FIFA World Cup was the 19th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. The opening ceremony was held at the Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg, two hours before the opening match of the tournament. The winner of the finals was Spain.

1994

Hulk Hogan signs with World Championship Wrestling

Hulk Hogan is an American retired professional wrestler, actor, television personality, entrepreneur and musician. He left the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and signed with WCW, a professional wrestling promotion. The WCW deal involved Hogan appearing on three Clashes and four pay-per-views at a reported $300,000 for each of the seven shows. He also wrestled on one tour of Europe.

1990

Nolan Ryan pitches a no-hitter against the Oakland Athletics

The match took place at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers claimed his permanent spot in baseball history with his sixth of seven no-hitters in a 5-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics.

1990

The most embarrassing moment of Gary Linekar’s career

Gary Linekar is an English former professional footballer and current sports broadcaster. In the 1990 World Cup, he scored four goals to help England reach the semi-finals after a string of draws and narrow victories. He was unwell during the tournament, and accidentally defecated during the opening group game against the Republic of Ireland.

1959

The first African American plays in a US Golf Open

Charles Luther Sifford was a professional golfer who was the first African American to play on the PGA Tour. He won the Greater Hartford Open in 1967 and the Los Angeles Open in 1969. He also won the United Golf Association's National Negro Open six times, and the PGA Seniors' Championship in 1975.

The worst disaster in motorsport history occurs in Le Mans

The 1955 Le Mans disaster occurred during the 24 Hours of Le Mans motor race at Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France, in June 1955, when a major crash caused large fragments of debris to fly into the crowd. 83 spectators and French driver Pierre Bouillin, who raced under the name Pierre Levegh, were killed, and nearly 180 more sustained injuries.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1956

Joe Montana

died 1979

John Wayne

died 2015

Dusty Rhodes