On this date: 1990 — NCAA scoring, rebounding leader Hank Gathers collapses, dies
1960 — Phil Latrielle of Middlebury scores an NCAA-record 10 goals in a 13-2 victory over Colgate. Latrielle, a three time All-American, would score a record 250 goals in the 85 games of his collegiate career.
1962 — Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors registers his fifth straight 50-point game with 58 against the New York Knicks and sets a season scoring record with 3,921 points.
1968 — Joe Frazier wins the vacant New York world heavyweight title with an 11th-round TKO of Buster Mathis at Madison Square Garden.
1981 — Guy LaFleur of the Montreal Canadiens scores his 1,000th point with a goal in a 9-3 rout over the Winnipeg Jets.
1990 — Hank Gathers, one of two Division I players to lead the nation in scoring and rebounding in the same season, dies after collapsing during Loyola Marymount's West Coast Conference tournament game against Portland. He was 23.
2001 — Speedskater Anni Friesinger of Germany sets a world record in the women's 1,500 meters at Calgary's Olympic oval. Friesinger posts a time of 1:54.38, well under the previous mark of 1:55.50 set on the same ice in 1999 by Annamarie Thomas of the Netherlands.
2004 — Mianne Bagger makes sports history at the Women's Australian Open as the first transsexual to play in a pro golf tournament.
2006 — Rafael Nadal ends top-ranked Roger Federer's 56-match hardcourt winning streak with a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory in the final of the Dubai Open.