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1949 New York Yan­kee Joe DiMag­gio be­comes the first $100,000 a year baseball player.

1958 Dodgers of­fi­cially be­come the Los An­ge­les Dodgers, Inc.

1959 Dorothy Rigney sells the Chicago White Sox to Bill Veeck for a re­ported $27 mil­lion.

1964 Cas­sius Clay con­verts to Is­lam, and changes his name to Muham­mad Ali.

1969 Diane Crump be­comes 1st woman jockey at a ma­jor US race­track (Hialeah).

1976 Toronto Maple Leaf Dar­ryl Sit­tler sets NHL record with 10 points in a game.

1987 Den­nis Con­ner and Stars & Stripes bring the Amer­ica’s Cup back to US.

1991 Bob Knight, Larry O’Brien, Tiny Archibald, Dave Cowens, Harry Gal­latin and Larry Fleisher elected to NBA Hall of Fame.

1998 18th Win­ter Olympic Games open in Nagano, Ja­pan.

1998 NHL’s Dal­las Stars re­tire Neal Broten’s No. 7.

2010 Su­per Bowl XLIV; New Or­leans Saints de­feat the In­di­anapo­lis Colts 31-17 to win their first Su­per Bowl.

2014 22nd Win­ter Olympic Games open in Sochi, Rus­sia.

Toronto Maple Leaf cap­tain Dar­ryl Sit­tler scores one of his six goals to go with four as­sists that set an NHL one-game scor­ing record in a 11-4 vic­tory over the Bos­ton Bru­ins, 41 years ago to­day.

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