On this day: June 25

Published On: Jun 23 2013 09:16:35 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 25 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

Custer makes his last stand, France surrenders to Germany during World War II, Anne Frank's diary is published, the Korean War begins, and Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson both die, all on this day.

OTD June 25 - Willis Reed
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New York Knicks

1942: Willis Reed, the Hall of Fame basketball player who two NBA championships in his 10-year career with the New York Knicks, is born in Hico, Louisiana. A seven-time NBA All-Star and the 1965 Rookie of the Year, Reed was named the NBA Finals MVP both times the Knicks won in 1970 and 1973 and was also named NBA MVP in 1970. He is also known for his inspirational surprise start in Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals, when he hobbled out onto the court despite a torn muscle in his thigh and scored the Knicks' first two baskets on his first two shot attempts for his only points of the game.

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