TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
1876 Boston’s Joe Borden pitched the first no-hitter in the history of the National League. 1962 The National Basketball Association (NBA) agreed to transfer the Philadelphia Warriors to San Francisco. The team became the San Francisco Warriors and later the Golden State Warriors. 1962 Joe Pepitone of the New York Yankees hits two home runs in one inning. 1963 NBC purchases the 1963 AFL Championship game TV rights for $926,000. 1978 The American League approves the transfer of Jean Yawkey (Boston Red Sox) for $15 million. 1999 In Kansas City, Mo., Owen Hart (Blue Blazer) dies when he falls 27 metres while being lowered into a WWF wrestling ring. He was 33 years old.
World Wrestling Federation star Owen Hart was killed in a freak accident when he fell to the stage after being lowered by a wire during pay-per-view wrestling in Kansas City, Mo., 18 years ago today.