1949 — Chicago’s Bob Nussbaumer intercepts four passes as the Cardinals set an NFL record for points in a regular-season game with a 65-20 victory over the New York Bulldogs.
1954 — Britain beats France 16-12 to win the first Rugby League World Cup.
1964 — St. Louis Hawks forward Bob Pettit becomes the first NBA player to score 20,000 points, with 29 in a 123-106 loss to the Cincinnati Royals.
1966 — Don Meredith of the Dallas Cowboys passes for 406 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-30 victory over the Washington Redskins.
1971 — Colorado’s Charlie Davis sets an NCAA record for a sophomore by rushing for 342 yards in a 40-6 victory over Oklahoma State.
1982 — Southern Miss beats Alabama 38-29 to give the Rolling Tide its first loss in Tuscaloosa since 1963, breaking a 57-game win streak in BryantDenny Stadium.
1990 — Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers becomes the second guard in NBA history to reach the 9,000 career assist mark — joining Oscar Robertson — in a 112-111 loss to Phoenix at the Great Western Forum.
1992 — Riddick Bowe wins the world heavyweight championship with a unanimous decision over Evander Holyfield.
1993 — No. 2 Notre Dame runs out to a 17-point lead and hangs on to beat top-ranked Florida State 31-24 when Charlie Ward’s desperation pass is knocked down on the goal line as time expires.
1999 — Wisconsin running back Ron Dayne breaks the major-college career rushing record in the second quarter of Wisconsin’s victory over Iowa. Dayne finishes with 216 yards in the game and 6,397 for his career, breaking the record of 6,279 set last year by Texas’ Ricky Williams.
1999 — Lennox Lewis becomes the undisputed heavyweight champion, winning a unanimous decision over Evander Holyfield in Las Vegas.
2005 — In the longest play in NFL history, Chicago defensive back Nathan Vasher returns a missed field goal 108 yards for a touchdown on the final play of the first half in a 17-9 win against the 49ers.
2009 — McKendree basketball coach Harry Statham wins his 1,000th game with a 79-49 victory over East-West University. The 72-year-old Statham is 1,000-381 at the NAIA school. Tennessee women’s coach Pat Summit is the only other coach of a four-year school to reach 1,000 wins.
2015 — Candance Brown makes a layup with 1.2 seconds left and Gardner-Webb rallies to shock No. 22 North Carolina 66-65 in the opener for both teams. Gardner-Webb had trailed by 15 points entering the fourth quarter.
2016 — Justin Simmons blocks an extra-point attempt with 1:22 remaining in the fourth quarter and Will Parks returned it for the go-ahead 2-point conversion in Denver’s 25-23 win at New Orleans. It marks the first game-winning defensive 2-point conversion since the rule was adopted in 2015 and the first to give the scoring team the lead.
2016 — San Diego’s Philip Rivers becomes the ninth quarterback to pass for 300 touchdowns in a career in a 31-24 loss to Miami.