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1988

Polish professional footballer Robert Lewandowski is born

Robert Lewandowski is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Bayern Munich and is the captain of the Poland national team. After being the top scorer in the third and second tiers of Polish football with Znicz Pruszków, he moved to top-flight Lech Poznań and was the top scorer in the league as they won the 2009–10 Ekstraklasa.

1986

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is born

Usain St Leo Bolt is a retired Jamaican sprinter and world record holder in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4 × 100 meters relay. His reign as Olympic Games champion in all of these events spans three Olympics. Due to his achievements and dominance in sprint competition, he is widely considered to be the greatest sprinter of all time.

1954

American football player Archie Griffin is born

Archie Mason Griffin is a former American football running back. Griffin played seven seasons in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals. He is college football's only two-time Heisman Trophy winner. Griffin won four Big Ten Conference titles with the Ohio State Buckeyes and was the first player ever to start in four Rose Bowls.

1936

American basketball player Wilt Chamberlain is born

Wilton Norman Chamberlain was an American basketball player. He played for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He played for the University of Kansas and also for the Harlem Globetrotters before playing in the NBA.

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