Today In Sporting History

Posted: October 18, 2007 in Today in history

In 1890, John Owen is 1st man to run 100 yd dash in under 10 seconds

In 1955, Track & Field names Jesse Owens all-time track athlete

In 1968, US Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith & John Carlos for giving “black power” salute as a protest during victory ceremony

In 1977, New York Yankees end a 15 years draught when they beat Dodgers 8-4 for 21st world championship

 

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