In 1962: If baseball has Cal Ripken and football has Brett Favre, then hockey has Glenn Hall as its resident Iron Man. The Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks goaltender holds the NHL record for playing 502 straight games in goal (not counting 50 in the playoffs). During the seven seasons where he didnt miss a game, he was named an All Star five times and helped Chicago win the Stanley Cup in 1961. Amazingly, he played every single game during the streak without a mask, made more dangerous as he was not strictly a stand-up goalie. Hall was one of the innovators of the butterfly style of goaltending in which the goalie flops to the ice to cover the ground with his pads (he estimated had needed over 300 stitches throughout his career). More amazingly, Hall admittedly threw up due to nervousness before every single game, and former teammates joked that his bucket should be in the Hall of Fame as well. Sadly, however, the streak ended with a Sammy Sosa-esque moment in which Hall injured his back while tying a strap right before playing in his 503rd game. (legendsofhockey.net)
In 1990: The Phoenix Suns shattered an NBA record by scoring 107 points in the first half. The Suns jumped out to a 107-70 lead over the Denver Nuggets and won 173-143. The victory also set an NBA record for most points scored in a non-overtime game. Phoenix rookie Cedric Ceballos scored a team-high 32 points off the bench, including 20 in a span of five minutes in the second quarter. The win was also the 700th of Suns coach Cotton Fitzsimmons career.
In 1945: Led by the tandem of Doc Blanchard and Junior Davis, top-ranked Army crushed no. 2 Notre Dame 48-0 at Yankee Stadium. Armys 1945 team is considered one of the greatest in college football history. Not only did they defeat the Irish, they also beat Navy, who moved into the no. 2 spot after Notre Dame, marking the only time in college football where two games featuring the top-ranked teams were played in the same season (excluding bowl games).