On this date: 1996 — Magic Johnson second NBA player to reach 10,000 career assists
1921 — Cy Denneny of the Ottawa Senators scores six goals in a 12-5 victory over the Hamilton Tigers.
1951 — Ezzard Charles wins a unanimous 15-round decision over Jersey Joe Walcott to retain the world heavyweight title in Detroit.
1970 — Austin Carr scores an NCAA tournament record 61 points as Notre Dame routs Ohio State 112-82. Carr hits 25 of 44 field goals and 11 of 14 free throws.
1983 — Phil Mahre wins Alpine skiing's World Cup championship for the third straight year to become the third person to win three consecutive titles.
1987 — Thomas Hearns wins his third championship, the WBC light heavyweight title, with a 10-round TKO of Dennis Andries.
1996 — Magic Johnson becomes the second NBA player to reach 10,000 career assists, getting the milestone on the go-ahead basket in Los Angeles' 102-90 victory over Sacramento.
1997 — Wilson Kipketer of Kenya smashes the world indoor record in the 800 meters, winning in 1 minute, 43.96 seconds at the World Indoor Championships in Paris. Kipketer breaks the record of 1:44.84 set by former teammate Paul Ereng at the 1989 World Indoor Championships.
2004 — Detroit becomes the first team in the NBA's shot-clock era to hold three consecutive opponents under 70 points with an 86-65 victory over Seattle. The Pistons beat Denver 97-66 and Portland 83-68.