June 04, 2008 Today in sports history...
1927 - The U.S. defeated Britain in the first Ryder Cup international golf championship.
1940 - Forbes field hosted its first night game. The Pirates beat the Braves 14-2.
1940 - Sportsman's Park hosted its first night game. It was the first National League to be played at night. The Dodgers beat the Cardinals 10-1.
1964 - Sandy Koufax threw his third career no-hitter.
1968 - Don Drysdale (Los Angeles) pitched his sixth consecutive shutout.
1971 - The Oakland A's beat the Washington Senators 5-3. The game took 21 innings.
1974 - The NFL granted the Seattle Seahawks franchise.
1974 - Henry (Hank) Aaron set a National League record when he hit his 16th career grand slam.
1976 - The Boston Celtics defeated Phoenix in triple-overtime in Game 5 of the NBA finals. The Celtics took the series on June 6.
1980 - Gordie Howe announced his retirement from hockey. At the time he was playing for the New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association.
1984 - For the first time in 32 years, Arnold Palmer failed to make the cut for the U.S. Open golf tournament.
1988 - Steffi Graf won the French Open for the second straight year.
1996 - Eddie Murray hit his 535th double. He moved into 18th on the all-time list by passing Lou Gehrig.
1996 - Patrick Roy (Colorado Avalanche) started in his 133rd consecutive playoff game.
1997 - Michael Irvin (Dallas Cowboys) announced that he was putting his NFL career on hold. Irvin later retracted his announcement and returned to the game.
2000 - Julius "Dr. J" Erving reported his 19-year-old son, Cory, missing. His body was found on July 6, 2000.
2000 - Fred McGriff (Tampa Bay Devil Rays) got his 2,000th career hit.