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- The first National Archery Association tournament took place in Chicago, IL.
- The Games of the IX Olympiad come to a close in Amsterdam, Nethlerlands.
- The Boston Celtics were sold for $6 million.
- Rod Carew became the first player in the history of the California Angels to have his uniform retired. His number was 29.
- Pete Sampras, tennis player.
- Matt Clement was born in Pennsylvania.
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