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American sprinter Tyson Gay is born

Tyson Gay is an American track and field sprinter who competes in the 100 and 200 meters dash. His 100 m personal best of 9.69 seconds is the American record and makes him tied for the second fastest athlete ever. His 200 m time of 19.58 makes him the sixth fastest athlete in that event. He has since received a one-year ban for doping.


Goal poacher Filippo Inzaghi is born

Filippo "Pippo" Inzaghi is a retired Italian professional footballer and a manager. He is currently the manager of Bologna. Inzaghi played as a striker for several Italian clubs, and spent the most notable spells of his club career with Juventus and Milan, winning two UEFA Champions League titles.


Owens wins fourth gold medal at the 1936 Summer Olympics

At the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, Owens achieved international fame by winning four gold medals: 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump, and 4 × 100 meter relay. He was the most successful athlete at the Games and, as a black man, was credited with "single-handedly crushing Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy".

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1938

Rod Laver

born 1970

Pat Mahomes

born 1967

Deion Sanders