Today is Sunday, October 21, 2018
- Billy Howton (Green Bay Packers) caught seven passes for 257 yards and two touchdowns against the Los Angeles Rams. The final score was 42-17.
- The U.S. Congress approved the AFL-NFL merger.
- Fred Dryer (Los Angeles Rams) became the first NFL player to record two safeties in a single game. The Rams defeated the Green Bay Packers 24-7.
- Carlton Fisk (Boston Red Sox) hit a home run in the 12th inning in a 7-6 win over the Cincinnati Reds in Game Six of the World Series.
- The Philadelphia 76ers purchased the rights for Julius Erving from the New Jersey Nets.
- The Philadelphia Phillies won their first World Series.
- Steve Cox (Cleveland Browns) kicked a 60-yard field goal against the Cincinnati Bengals. It was the second longest field goal in NFL history. The Browns lost to the Cincinnati Bengals 12-9.
- Ray Bourque (Boston Bruins) became the fifth defenseman in NHL history to play in 1,300 regular-season games.
- The New York Yankees set a major league baseball record of 125 victories for the regular and postseason combined.
- The New York Yankees defeated the New York Mets 4-3 in 12 innings. It was the longest World Series game at 4 hours and 51 minutes.
- The CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport) ruled that Paul Hamm could keep his Olympic gold medal. They decided that Hamm was the rightful champion in the men's all-around gymnastics competition at the Athens Games. South Korea had challenged the medal.
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July 4, 1939
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