YESTERDAY IN L.A. : HERE COMES KAREEM; THERE GOES O.J.
Byline: - Tom Hoffarth
As the year 2000 approaches, here's a look at some of the interesting anniversaries that will occur this week in Los Angeles sports history (followed by the ranking of the event from the book ``Unforgettable: The 100 Greatest Moments in Los Angeles Sports History'' in parenthesis parenthesis: see punctuation.
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June 14, 1987: The Lakers squash the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the NBA Finals 106-93 at the Forum to win the title. Magic Johnson is the series MVP (Multimedia Video Processor) A high-speed DSP chip from Texas Instruments, introduced in 1994. Officially introduced as the TMS320C80, it combines RISC technology with the functionality of four DSPs on one chip. for the third time.
June 15, 1935: More than 40,000 show up at the Coliseum to see Ohio State sophomore Jesse Owens compete against USC An abbreviation for U.S. Code. just three weeks after he set six world records in one meet. Against USC, considered the best track team in the country, Owens wins the 100 (9.7 seconds), 220 (20.7), 220 low hurdles (23.1) and long jump (25-5-1/2). And USC wins the meet. (91)
June 15, 1974: USC's baseball team wins its fifth straight NCAA NCAA
National Collegiate Athletic Association title under coach Rod Dedeaux.
June 15, 1985: Pierce College is the site for the USFL's Los Angeles Express The Los Angeles Express was a team in the United States Football League based in Los Angeles, California. Playing at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the Express competed in all three of the USFL seasons played, 1983-1985. final home game. Some 8,200 watch - the stadium was expanded from 5,000 to 16,000 with wooden bleachers - as the Express loses 21-10 to Doug Williams' Arizona Wranglers.
June 16, 1975: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar becomes a Laker, traded to the team along with backup center Walt Wesley from Milwaukee for Elmore Smith, Brian Winters, Dave Meyers and Junior Bridgeman.
June 16, 1987: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, an 18-year NBA NBA
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June 17, 1967: The USC relay team of Earl McCullouch, Fred Kuller, O.J. Simpson and Lennox Miller establish a world record in the 440-yard relay with 38.6 seconds at the NCAA championships in Provo, Utah.
June 17, 1994: O.J. Simpson's most famous run: With best friend Al Cowlings driving, Simpson takes a slow trip up the San Diego Freeway The San Diego Freeway (Interstate 405, and the part of Interstate 5 south of the El Toro Y) is one of the principal north-south highways in Southern California, and the major beltway of I-5 running through Southern California. followed by a fleet of police cars and an estimated 90 million TV viewers, including those detoured from the NBA Finals.
June 18, 1986: The Angels' Don Sutton records his 300th career victory in a 5-1, three-hit complete-game win over Texas.
June 19, 1992: Marcel Dionne, the Kings' all-time leading scorer, is voted into the Hockey Hall of Fame The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is dedicated to the history of ice hockey with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL trophies (including the Stanley Cup) along with interactive activities. .
Birthdays: Monday: Former Dodgers pitcher Don Newcombe (73). Tuesday: Former Dodgers outfielders Dusty Baker (50) and Brett Butler (42). Wednesday: Former USC football star Al Cowlings (52). Thursday: Former Los Angeles Rams star Elroy ``Crazy Legs'' Hirsch (76), Kings goalkeeper Stephane Fiset (29) and tennis star and L.A. native Venus Williams (19). Friday: Former Lakers coach Del Harris (62). Saturday: Former Dodgers pitcher Jerry Reuss (50) and former Laker girl Paula Abdul (37).