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1987

Doug Jarvis sets an NHL record

A former Canadian hockey player, Douglas Jarvis spent 23 years playing on a professional level. During his career, he played for Montreal Canadiens, Washington Capitals and Hartford Whalers in the NHL. Jarvis never missed a regular season game, resulting in him setting a new record for most consecutive games played in the NHL by playing 964th game in a row.

1964

The opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo

The Olympic Flame was lit by Yoshinori Sakai, a man who was born in Hiroshima on the day the atomic bomb was dropped. The song for the opening ceremony was composed by Yūji Koseki. The broadcast of the ceremony was watched by over 70% of the viewing public.

1957

The first team wins a championship after relocating

The Milwaukee Braves team won its first and only World Series championship while based in Milwaukee. The Braves won 95 games and lost 59 to win the National League pennant by eight games over the second-place St. Louis Cardinals.

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