Monday, October 12, 2020

 


On this day



In 1979, Boston Celtics guard Chris Ford scored the first 3-point basket in NBA history in the 1st quarter. It was a 114-106 win against Houston at Boston Garden. The match also marked the debut of Boston rookie Larry Bird


In 1979, Future Basketball Hall of Fame forward Magic Johnson made his debut for Los Angeles Lakers at the San Diego Clippers. Lakers won 103-102.


In 1989, Dallas running back Herschel Walker was traded from Cowboys to Minnesota Vikings for 5 players and 6 future draft picks including future stars Emmitt Smith, Russell Maryland, Kevin Smith and Darren Woodson


In 2003, Michael Schumacher in a Ferrari finished 8th at the season-ending Japanese F1 Grand Prix at Suzuka; clinching 4th consecutive World Drivers Championship by 2 points from Kimi Raikonnen



Vijay Thakersey

Vijay Thackersey was an Indian cricketer born in 1911. He was a right-hand batter and occasional right-arm medium pace bowler. He played first-class cricket for Bombay cricket team. He also played 10 Test matches for India between 1929 and 1951.

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