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Career - Notable Historical Events

Sojourner TruthJun 1, 1843

Charlie ChaplinDec 16, 1913

Babe RuthMay 1, 1920

Lou GehrigJul 23, 1925

Walter JohnsonMay 30, 1927

Ty CobbJul 18, 1927

Eddie ShoreDec 12, 1933

Howie MorenzDec 23, 1933

Jackie RobinsonJun 24, 1947

James DeanDec 13, 1950

Douglas MacArthurApr 19, 1951

Mickey MantleJun 19, 1955

Yogi BerraSep 11, 1956

Gil HodgesAug 1, 1957

Maurice RichardSep 15, 1960

Fran TarkentonSep 17, 1961

Gordie HoweNov 10, 1963

Wilt ChamberlainFeb 14, 1966

Bobby OrrOct 22, 1966

Elvin HayesNov 11, 1968

Pete RoseJun 19, 1973

Hank AaronOct 2, 1974

Bryan TrottierOct 11, 1975

Nolan RyanJun 8, 1977

Elvis PresleyJun 26, 1977

Johnny BenchJul 26, 1978

Mike BossyDec 7, 1978

Mike SchmidtAug 14, 1981

Eddie MurrayApr 10, 1983

Kareem Abdul-JabbarApr 5, 1984

Walter PaytonOct 7, 1984

Dan MarinoSep 7, 1986

Tom LandryFeb 26, 1989

Rickey HendersonApr 9, 1989

Deion SandersSep 10, 1989

Richard HadleeJul 9, 1990

Billie Joe ArmstrongOct 17, 1990

Magic JohnsonApr 15, 1991

Cam NeelyMay 3, 1991

Don ShulaSep 22, 1991

Paul CoffeyOct 17, 1991

Tim RainesMay 29, 1992

Michael JordanJan 8, 1993

Andre DawsonJun 16, 1995

Bill BelichickFeb 15, 1996

Jari KurriDec 23, 1997

Dino CiccarelliFeb 3, 1998

Roger ClemensMay 6, 1998

Grant FuhrOct 22, 1999

Steve YzermanNov 26, 1999

Joe SakicDec 27, 1999

Greg MadduxJun 14, 2000

Ray BourqueJun 8, 2001

Barry BondsAug 9, 2002

Patrick RoyApr 22, 2003

Kobe BryantJan 22, 2006

Phil JacksonJan 7, 2007

Steve NashJan 8, 2013

Mike BabcockApr 8, 2014

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Career - Historical Events
Date Event
1843-06-01

Sojourner Truth leaves NY to begin her career as antislavery activist

1900-07-07

Boston hurler Kid Nichols notches his 300th career victory

1900-07-17

NY Giant Christy Mathewson begins career losing to Bkln Superbas

1909-05-29

Frank "Home Run" Baker's 1st career home run

1910-07-19

Cleveland Indian baseball player Cy Young registers 500th career victory against Washington 5-4 in 11 innings

1911-09-22

Cy Young beats Pitts 1-0 for his final career victory, number 511

1913-12-16

Charlie Chaplin began his film career at Keystone for $150 a week

1918-04-29

Tris Speaker ties career outfield record of 4 unassisted double plays

1920-05-01

Babe Ruth's 1st Yankee HR & 50th of career, out of Polo Grounds

1921-07-12

Babe Ruth sets record of 137 career home runs

1925-07-23

NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits his 1st of 23 career grand slammers

1927-05-30

Walter Johnson records 113th & last shutout of his career

1927-07-18

Ty Cobb's 4,000th career hit

1928-09-03

Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb got his 4,191th & final career hit

1930-04-12

Wilfred Rhodes ends Test Cricket career aged 52 years 165 days

1930-12-13

George Sisler's career ends when Boston Braves release him

1933-12-12

Eddie Shore hits Toronto Maple Leaf star Ace Bailey from behind, fracturing his skull and ending his career

1933-12-23

Howie Morenz takes over NHL career goal lead at 251

1934-01-30

Bert Ironmonger ends Sheffield Shield career age 51 yrs 298 days

1934-07-14

Ruth hits 700th career home run

1936-03-03

Grimmett ends his Test career with 13 wkts in 5th Test v South Africa

1940-09-24

Jimmy Foxx hits his 500th career HR

1945-06-16

Boo Ferriss loses to Yanks 3-2 after starting his career with 8 wins

1947-06-24

Jackie Robinson swipes home for 1st of 19 times in his career

1948-09-14

Milton Berle starts his TV career on Texaco Star Theater

1950-12-13

James Dean begins his career with an appearance in a Pepsi commercial

1951-04-19

Gen Douglas MacArthur ends his military career

1955-06-19

Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 100

1956-09-11

Yanks Yogi Berra ties career record for HRs (236) by a catcher

1957-02-28

Jockey Johnny Longden's 5,000th career victory

1957-07-26

Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 200

1957-08-01

Gil Hodges hits his NL record 13th career grand slam (Last by Bkln)

1959-06-23

Convicted Manhattan Project spy Klaus Fuchs is released after only nine years in prison and allowed to emigrate to Dresden, East Germany (where he resumed a scientific career).

1960-09-15

Maurice Richard announces his retirement. He finishes his career with 544 goals, an NHL record at the time.

1961-09-17

Fran Tarkenton plays his first NFL Game against the Chicago Bears, coming off the bench to lead the Vikings to a 37-13 victory, also becoming the only QB to throw four touchdown passes in his first career game

1961-11-26

For 2nd time in his career, St Louis' Jerry Norton has 4 interceptions

1963-11-10

Gordie Howe takes over NHL career goal lead at 545

1964-02-12

End of Richie Benaud's 63-Test Cricket career

1964-08-29

On Elston Howard Night, Mickey Mantle ties Babe Ruth's career strikeout record (1,330)

1964-11-14

Detroit Red Wings Gordie Howe sets NHL record 627th career goal

1965-05-03

Don Steele, begins a 40+ year radio career at KRTH (Los Angeles California)

1965-06-22

Freddie Trueman ends his Test cricket career, v NZ at Lord's

1966-02-14

Wilt Chamberlain breaks NBA career scoring record at 20,884 points

1966-02-16

End of Wally Grout's Test Cricket career, 187 dismissals as Aust WK

1966-10-22

Ice hockey legend Bobby Orr scores his first career goal (vs Montreal Canadiens)

1967-05-13

NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits career HR #500 off Stu Miller

1968-09-20

Mickey Mantle hits final career homer # 536

1968-11-11

As a rookie, Elvin Hayes scores 54 points against the Detroit Pistons, a career-high

1968-12-14

Bobby Orr scores first career hat trick (vs Chicago Blackhawks)

1969-12-14

Bishen Bedi takes 7-98 (career-best) v Australia at Calcutta

1970-06-20

Oriole's Brooks Robinson get his 2,000 career hit, a 3 run HR

1971-09-30

Last Wash Senator home game, Yanks win career 5th forfeit game Yanks trailing 4-2 in 9th with 2 outs, fans rush field

1972-07-21

Dodgers release & end career of pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm

1973-06-19

Pete Rose & Willie Davis both get career hit # 2,000

1974-05-22

Ruffian begins her racing career as a filly & dies 14 months later

1974-10-02

Hank Aaron's 733rd career HR on his last NL at bat

1975-06-12

Billy Williams's 400th career HR

1975-10-11

Islander's Bryan Trottier's 1st career hat trick

1975-11-10

Royals release slugger Harmon Killebrew, ending his 22-year career

1976-05-29

Only HR of Joe Niekro's 22-year career, comes off brother Phil

1976-11-09

Oakland releases Billy Williams, ending his Hall of Fame career

1977-01-17

KC releases Tommy Davis, ends an 18-year career with 10 teams

1977-06-08

Nolan Ryan notches his 4th career 19-strikeout game

1977-06-26

Elvis Presley sings in Indianapolis, the last performance of his career

1977-06-29

Willie Stargell hits his 400th career HR

1977-08-29

St Louis Cardinal Lou Brock eclipses Ty Cobb's 49-year-old career stolen bases record at 893 as Padres win 4-3

1978-07-26

Johnny Bench hits his 300th career home run

1978-10-28

Bobby Orr scores his last career NHL goal (vs Detroit Red Wings)

1978-12-07

Islander's Mike Bossy's 1st career hat trick

1979-03-13

Isle's Mike Bossy's 5th career hat trick

1979-03-15

Isle's Bryan Trottier's 5th career hat trick

1979-08-05

Phillies Pete Rose collects NL record 2,427th career single

1979-09-23

St Louis legend Lou Brock steals 938th & final base of his career

1980-02-29

Gordie Howe becomes 1st NHL player to score 800 career goals

1980-08-05

Expos Dick Williams wins his 1,000th career game as a manager

1981-01-13

Islander's Mike Bossy's 15th career hat trick-4 goals

1981-08-10

Pete Rose, 3,631 career hit, breaks Stan Musial's NL hit record

1981-08-14

Phils Mike Schmidt hits his 300th career HR off NY Met Mike Scott

1981-09-25

Nolan Ryan's 5th career no-hitter as Astros beat Dodgers 5-0

1982-01-07

Islander's Bryan Trottier's 10th career hat trick

1982-03-23

Isle's Mike Bossy's 20th career hat trick-4 goals

1982-07-08

Billy Martin records his 1,000th career win as a manager

1982-08-11

Twins Terry Felton loses & runs career to 0-14 (en route to 0-16)

1982-12-29

Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant ends his career with Alabama (323 wins)

1983-04-10

Baltimore's Eddie Murray hits his 1,000 career hit

1983-07-27

Gaylord Perry joins Nolan Ryan & Steve Carlton to reach 3,500 career strikeouts this season, he also wins his 1st game as a Royal

1983-09-25

Bob Forsch pitches 2nd career no-hitter, Cards beat Expos 3-0

1983-10-06

Islander's Mike Bossy's 25th career hat trick

1984-04-05

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks Wilt Chamberlain's all-time career scoring record of 31,419 points (31,421)

1984-04-13

Pete Rose becomes 1st NL to get get 4,000 hits in a career

1984-06-24

Joe Morgan sets career HR mark for 2nd basemen with #265

1984-07-23

KC Royals Dan Quisenberry gets his 200th career save

1984-07-27

Reds' Pete Rose collects record 3,053rd career single (vs Phila)

1984-08-05

Toronto's Cliff Johnson hits record 19th career pinch HR

1984-09-30

Bowie Kuhn ends career as Baseball Commissioner

1984-10-07

Walter Payton passes Jim Brown as NFL's career rushing leader

1984-10-20

Islander's Mike Bossy's 30th career hat trick-4 goals

1985-01-21

Dennis Potvin ties Bobby Orr's career record of 270 NHL goals

1985-09-11

Pete Rose of Cin Reds gets career hit 4,192 off Eric Show of San Diego Padres, eclipsing Ty Cobb's record

1986-09-07

Dan Marino throws his 100th career touchdown pass, the fastest QB in NFL history to do so

1987-03-17

Sunil Gavaskar ends his Test career with an innings of 96 v Pak

1987-06-28

Don Baylor sets career hit-by-pitch mark at 244 (Pitcher Rick Rhoden)

1987-07-31

Oriole Eddie Murray hits his 299th & 300th career home runs

1987-09-05

Carlton Fisk clubs his 300th career HR off Danny Jackson

1987-12-27

Steve Largent sets all-time NFL record for career catches when he catches his 752nd pass

1988-08-06

Rich Gossage 300th career save (beats Phillies)

1988-08-08

Goose Gossage registers career save #300

1988-09-20

Darrell Evans hits his 400th career home run

1989-02-26

Dallas Cowboys fire coach Tom Landry after a 29-year career

1989-04-09

Rickey Henderson steals his 800th career base in NY's 4-3 loss to Clev

1989-07-04

Red's Tom Browning is 3 outs away from his 2nd career perfect game when Phillie Dickie Thon doubles

1989-09-10

Deion Sanders returns a punt 68 yards for a touchdown, the first in his career

1990-04-27

Dodger Orel Hershiser undergoes career-threatening shoulder surgery

1990-05-22

Deion Sanders becomes involved in a dispute with Chicago White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk, one of the most infamous incidents of Sanders' baseball career

1990-06-19

Gary Carter catches his 1,862nd career game breaks Al Lopez's NL mark

1990-06-29

NY Mets tie their team career high 11 game win streak

1990-07-09

Richard Hadlee takes 5-53 to end his Test Cricket career with 431 wkts

1990-10-17

Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong drops out of school to pursue a career in music

1991-01-09

Dean Smith of NC is 6th to win 700 career coaching basketball games

1991-01-18

US acknowledges CIA & US Army paid Noriega $320,000 over his career

1991-04-15

Magic Johnson sets NBA record for career assistswith 9,898

1991-05-03

Cam Neely is injured on a cheap shot by Ulf Samuelsson, an injury that would limit him to only 162 games for the remainder of his NHL career and force him to retire at 31

1991-05-20

Jeff Reardon gains his 300th career save

1991-08-25

Cubs Doug Dascenzo commits his 1st career error after 242 games

1991-09-12

Nolan Ryan's 4-3 victory over Twins is his 312th career win

1991-09-22

Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula records his 300th career NFL victory

1991-10-17

Pitts Penguin Paul Coffey sets NHL defenseman scoring record with 1,053 career points (309 goals & 744 assists)

1991-11-23

Brigham Young Ty Detmer finishes NCAA career with record 4,031 yards passed in a season & 15,031 for career

1992-02-05

Mike Whitney career-best 7-27 at WACA in Test Cricket win v India

1992-05-29

White Sox Tim Raines swipes his 700th career base

1992-06-14

Ozzie Smith breaks Roy McMillan's NL mark by taking part in his 1,305th career double play

1992-08-08

Lou Whitaker hits his 200th career HR

1993-01-08

Chicago Bull Michael Jordan scores his 20,000th career point

1993-06-16

Ken Griffey Jr slugs his 100th career home run in Seattle's

1993-09-12

Paul Molitor at 37 is oldest to reach 100 RBIs for 1st time in career

1994-06-07

A's outfielder Rickey Henderson steals his 1,100th career base

1995-05-14

Eddie Murray of Indians hits his 463rd career home run (ties for 18th)

1995-06-16

Marlins outfielder Andre Dawson hits his 400th NL career HR (429)

1995-08-18

Cards reliever Tom Henke earns his 300th career save

1995-10-08

Dolphin's Dan Marino breaks Tarkenton's NFL career completions record

1996-02-15

Bill Belichick is fired by the Cleveland Browns, finishing his Cleveland coaching career with a record of 36-44

1996-03-07

Magic Johnson is 2nd NBA player to reach 10,000 career assists

1996-04-02

Tigers slugger Cecil Fielder steals 1st base in 1,097th career game

1996-06-08

Dean Jones takes career-best 5-112 for Derbyshire v Hampshire

1996-09-06

Balt Orioles' Eddie Murray's 500th career HR

1997-12-23

Colorado Avalanche Jari Kurri is 8th NHLer to score 600 career goals

1998-02-03

Florida Panther Dino Ciccarelli's is 9th NHLer to score 600 career goals

1998-05-06

Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston Astros to tie the major league record held by Roger Clemens. He threw a one-hitter and did not walk a batter in his 5th career start.

1999-06-06

In Australian Rules Football, Tony Lockett breaks the record for career goals, previously 1299 by Gordon Coventry and which had stood since 1937.

1999-10-22

NHL goaltender Grant Fuhr wins his 400th career game (vs Florida Panthers)

1999-11-26

Steve Yzerman scores his 600th career goal

1999-12-27

Joe Sakic records his 1,000th career point, an assist against the St. Louis Blues

2000-01-09

Dan Marino wins his last career NFL game (20-17 vs Seattle)

2000-03-23

Joe Sakic records his 400th career goal and becomes the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche all-time leading point scorer

2000-06-14

Greg Maddux makes his 387th putout, breaking Jack Morris' career record

2001-06-08

Ray Bourque plays the final game in his NHL career

2002-03-09

Joe Sakic plays his 1,000th career game

2002-08-09

Barry Bonds hits his 600th career home run

2003-04-22

Patrick Roy plays his final career NHL game

2003-06-23

Barry Bonds steals second base against the Los Angeles Dodgers, becoming the first player in MLB history to have 500 career home runs and 500 career steals

2003-12-11

Joe Sakic scores his 500th career goal at Vancouver

2004-02-18

Greg Maddux signs with the Chicago Cubs, the team he began his career with

2004-04-13

Barry Bonds hits his 661st career home run, passing Willie Mays on the all-time list

2004-09-17

Barry Bonds hits his 700th career home run

2006-01-22

Kobe Bryant scores a career-high 81 points in a victory against the Toronto Raptors, the second most in NBA history in one single game

2006-05-28

Barry Bonds hits his 715th career home run, passing Babe Ruth on the all-time list

2006-08-30

Greg Maddux wins his 330th career game

2007-01-07

Phil Jackson wins his 900th game as a head coach, becoming the fastest coach to reach 900 career wins

2008-09-19

Greg Maddux pitches his 5,000th career inning against the San Francisco Giants

2008-09-27

Greg Maddux wins his final start of his career (#355)

2008-10-23

Joe Sakic scores his final career goal (#625) against the Edmonton Oilers

2013-01-08

Steve Nash records his 10,000th career assist against Houston

2014-04-08

Mike Babcock wins his 414th career game as head coach of the Detroit Red Wings, becoming the winningest coach in Red Wings history (passing Jack Adams)

2016-09-13

Ortiz hits 536th HR, ties Mantle for 17th on career list

2017-01-12

Alex Ovechkin records 1000th career NHL point

2017-06-04

Albert Pujols hits 600th career homer; 9th to join club

2018-02-04

Patriots QB Tom Brady picks up third league MVP award of career

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Career - Birthdays
Date Event
1787-11-04

Edmund Kean, England, actor (Edmund Kean's Masonic Career)

1879-10-14

Miles Franklin, My Brilliant Career

1894-02-19

Herb Pennock, hall of fame pitcher (Yankees, 243 career wins)

1912-02-06

Eva Braun, Hitler, a Career

1916-03-17

Patricia Kennedy, My Brilliant Career

1922-01-08

Charles Keane, Career Girl

1923-01-04

James Lee, Career

1923-01-05

Sam [Samuel] Phillips, Florence Alabama, record producer and founder of Sun Records (launched Elvis Presley's career)

1923-9-20

Eleanor Witcombe, My Brilliant Career

1924-01-15

Adele Styler, Career Fever

1924-06-27

Bob Appleyard, cricketer (superb England off-spinner, brief career)

1929-03-24

Cuan McCarthy, cricketer (36 Test wkts for South Africa, 1 career no-ball)

1932-06-03

Gordon Piper, My Brilliant Career

1933-12-26

Maurizio Arena, The Career of a Chambermaid

1938-10-02

Boris Blank, The Career of Arturo Ui: New Version

1940-05-20

Sadaharu Oh, of Yomiuri Giants (Japan), hit 868 career HR

1941-10-23

Colin Milburn, cricketer (England bat whose career was cut short)

1966-03-27

Tony Earnshaw, Jenny Agutter: A Charmed Career

1970-03-01

Joanna Rubin Dranger, Miss Remarkable & her Career

1971-12-12

Mark Zufelt, The Unlikely Career of Waxie Moon

1973-04-03

Vanna Rosenberg, Miss Remarkable & her Career

1974-08-10

Dan Decker, Career Dazed

1979-01-13

Michael Lennon, Miss Remarkable & her Career

1982-9-10

Paul Sparkes, Career Goal

1983-9-30

Derek Scott, The Career Girl Murders

1985-05-22

Dave Singleton, Career Virgin

1996-10-06

Adam Hardy, Career Day

Career - Deaths
Date Event
1913-02-23

Jimmy Sinclair, cricketer (3 centuries in 25 Test S Afr career), dies

1944-09-08

Ulrich Schwerin von Schwanenfeld, Hitler, a Career

1945-04-30

Eva Braun, Hitler, a Career

1954-09-19

Miles Franklin, My Brilliant Career

1983-05-26

Charles Keane, Career Girl

1989-07-20

Mary Treen, actress (Career, Rock-a-bye Baby), dies at 71

1990-02-17

Marc Clement, actor (Career Opportunities, Sluggers Wife), dies

2002-07-02

James Lee, Career

2002-08-03

Adele Styler, Career Fever

2004-09-15

Gordon Piper, My Brilliant Career

2012-12-10

Patricia Kennedy, My Brilliant Career

2016-03-05

'China's nightingale' Zhou Xiaoyan dies aged 98 after glittering six-decade career


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