Alfred Nobel establishes the Nobel Prize, Baby Face Nelson dies in a shootout with the FBI, Harvey Milk is assassinated, MTV bans Madonna, and Tiger Woods crashes his SUV, all on this day.
1916: Francis "Chick" Hearn, who would go on to become the long-time play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Lakers, is born in Aurora, Illinois. Hearn is remembered for inventing phrases such as "slam dunk," "air ball" and "no harm, no foul," and for broadcasting 3,338 consecutive Lakers games from 1965 to 2001. He died at age 85 on Aug. 5, 2002.
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