There have been a lot of big time moments in sports history to happen on October 16th.
Here are a few of our favorites:
1962 – The New York Yankees defeated the San Francisco Giants 1-0 in Game 7 of the 1962 World Series giving the Yankees their 20th world championship.
1968 – The Milwaukee Bucks played their first NBA game, losing to the Chicago Bulls. They would finish 27-55 in their first year, but by their third year, win the NBA Championship.
1968 – American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists in the air while on the podium during the medal ceremony. The silent protest provided one of the most famous photographs in Olympic history.
1969 – The New York Mets defeated the Baltimore Orioles in Game 5 to win the 1969 World Series, capping one of the biggest upsets in World Series history.
1987 – Mike Tyson defeated Tyrell Biggs to retain the unified heavyweight title in his first match following his defeat of Tony Tucker to win the IBF heavyweight title. Winning this bout, Tyson was able to retain the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles.
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