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2017

Cristiano Ronaldo wins his 5th FIFA Ballon d’Or

In 2017, Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or for a fifth time, receiving the award on the Eiffel Tower in Paris. In 2018, he scored two goals in a 3–1 home win over Getafe, his first being his 300th La Liga goal in his 286th La Liga appearance, making him the fastest player to reach this landmark and only the second player to do so after Lionel Messi.

2017

Larry Nasser is sentenced to 60 years in prison

Lawrence Gerard Nassar is an American convicted serial child molester who was the USA Gymnastics national team doctor and an osteopathic physician at Michigan State University. In 2017, he was sentenced to 60 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges.

1989

Sugar Ray Leonard beats Roberto Duran for the third and final time

Leonard defended the title against Roberto Durán, who was the reigning WBC Middleweight Champion. Durán was guaranteed $7.6 million and Leonard's arrangement guaranteed him over $13 million. For the Durán fight, Leonard cut his entourage from twenty-one to six.

1984

The first Polish Formula One racing driver is born

Robert Józef Kubica is a current rally and former Formula 1 racing driver. He became the first Polish driver to compete in Formula One. He promoted from test driver to race driver during 2006. In June 2008, won the Canadian Grand Prix and became the first Polish driver to win a Formula One race. Kubica was seriously injured in a crash in 2011.

1956

NBA star Larry Bird is born

Larry Bird is an American professional basketball former coach and former player, most recently serving as president of the Indiana Pacers in the NBA. He was a member of the 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team that won the gold medal. Bird was a 12-time NBA All-Star and was named the MVP three consecutive times. He played his career for Boston and won three NBA championships.

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Larry Bird

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