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June 04, 2008   Happy Birthday to...


Gene Barry 1922

Dennis Weaver 1924

Dr. Ruth Westheimer 1928

Bruce Dern 1936

Freddy Fender 1937

Gordon Waller (Peter and Gordon) 1945

Parker Stevenson 1952

Keith David 1954

Noah Wyle 1971

Darin Erstad 1974

Horatio Sanz 1974




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.