On this day: May 2

Published On: May 01 2013 03:30:28 PM CDT   Updated On: May 02 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

Leonardo da Vinci dies, Lou Gehrig sits out a game for the first time in 14 years, the Soviets capture Berlin, and a version of "The Scream" sells for a record amount at auction, all on this day.

OTD May 2 - Norm Van Brocklin
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1983: Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback and punter Norm Van Brocklin dies of a heart attack at age 57 in Social Circle, Georgia. He played for the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles in a 12-year NFL career, leading the Rams to an NFL championship in 1951 and the Eagles to another in 1960, thus becoming the only quarterback to win an NFL championship with two different teams. Van Brocklin led the NFL in passing three times and in punting twice and was named to nine Pro Bowl teams. He played collegiately at Oregon and is also an inductee of the College Football Hall of Fame, and spent 13 seasons coaching in the NFL after retiring as a player.

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