1929 - The Boston Bruins began a 14 game winning streak.
1950 - Tom Fears (Los Angeles Rams) caught an NFL-record 18 passes against the Green Bay Packers. Terrell Owens (San Francisco 49ers) broke the record with 20 catches for 283 yards and a touchdown against the Chicago Bears on December 17, 2000.
1961 - George Blanda (Houston Oilers) kicked a 55-yard field goal.
1968 - The rules committee of Major League Baseball (MLB) announced that in 1969 the pitcher's mound would be lowered from 15 to 10 inches. This was done in order to "get more batting action." The strike zone was also reduced from the knees to the shoulders to the top of the knees to the armpits.
1988 - Barry Sanders of Oklahoma State University won the Heisman Trophy.
1991 - Hulk Hogan won his fourth WWF championship when he defeated Undertaker.
1994 - Greg LeMond announced that he was retiring. He was a three-time winner of the Tour de France.