TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
1967 Longest All Star Game, National League beats American League 2-1 (15 innings) (Anaheim Stadium, California).
1974 World Football League plays first games.
1981 Sebastian Coe of United Kingdom sets record for 1,000 metres, 2:12.18.
1982 Italy beats Federal Republic of Germany 3-1 for soccer’s 12th World Cup in Madrid, Spain.
1985 Houston Astros’ Nolan Ryan is first to strike out 4,000 (New York Mets’ Danny Heep).
1986 Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway runs 10,000 m in world record 30:13.74.
1986 Maricica Puica of Romania runs 2,000 metres in 5:28.69 (record for women).
1989 President Ronald Reagan sportscasts the all-star game.
2007 The ninth All Africa Games kick off in Algiers, Algeria.
2010 Spain defeats Netherlands, 1-0, winning the FIFA World Cup of soccer.
2010 Two bombs explode in Ugandan capital of Kampala, killing 74 people and injuring 70 in a rugby club and an Ethiopian restaurant; the bombings targeted football fans watching the World Cup final.
Nolan Ryan, right, became the first major-league pitcher to strike out 4,000 batters, 32 years ago today.