Jun 11th 1913
Vince Lombardi, who coached the Green Bay Packers to five NFL titles, is born in New York. Upon his removal from the womb after nine hours of labor, Lombardi immediately screamed at his mother for not pushing hard enough.
Jun 10th 1962
Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of the USSR sets the long jump record at 27 feet, three inches. Ter-Ovanesyan's leap began an expensive legs race between the U.S. and Soviet Union, matching the intensity of the arms race between the two nations that started at the 1948 Olympics with the shot put and javelin competitions.
Jun 9th 1976
Rev. Harold Sniber has three holes-in-one in a single round on the Ironwood Golf Course in Phoenix, Arizona. Sniber was later stripped of his reverend's collar when allegations surfaced that he had purchased alcohol for dozens of people.
Jun 8th 1920
Centerfielder Ed Roush of the Cincinnati Reds falls asleep in the outfield during a long argument and is ejected. Roush was ejected not for falling asleep, but for a uniform violation since he had changed into his pajamas.
Jun 7th 1936
The Yankees score in the 16th inning to beat the Indians, 5-4, concluding the longest game in major league history without a strikeout. The game also set a record for most combined innings pitched in a single game by a bunch of pansies.
Jun 6th 1921
Bill Gatewood of the Detroit Stars pitches the first no-hitter in Negro League history. Gatewood also struck out 11 darkies in the game, leading his team of coloreds to a 4-0 win.
Jun 5th 1975
Richard Dewey sets a world record by bowling 1,472 games over a 114-hour period. Unfortunately, Dewey had to pay $438 in bowling shoe rental fees when he was done.
Jun 4th 1956
The Soviet Union defeats Switzerland, 153-25, in the most lopsided international basketball game on record. The Soviets' explosive offense was due to their uncanny ability to share the ball equally.
Dec 31st 1969
The New York Knickerbockers become the first baseball team to wear uniforms as they defeat the Washington Club of Yorkville, 21-11. The entire Yorkville team was placed on the disabled list later that season with skin cancer.
Jun 2nd 1941
New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig dies from ALS at the age of 37. Gehrig's last words were: "Today I consider myself the unluckiest man on the face of the earth."