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June 16, 2014
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1927 Tommy Armour eeked out a three-stroke win over Harry Cooper in a playoff at the U.S. Open.
1946 Lloyd Mangrum defeated both Byron Nelson and Vic Ghezzi by one stroke to win the U.S. open in a 36-hole playoff.
1949 Jake LaMotta captured the middleweight boxing championship with a win over Marcel Cerdan in Detroit, Michigan.
1951 Ben Hogan won the U.S. Open for the second straight year with a two-stroke win over Clayton Heafner.
1956 Cary Middlecoff posted a one-stroke victory over Ben Hogan and Julius Boros to win the U.S. Open.
1968 Lee Trevino defeated Jack Nicklaus by four strokes to win the U.S. Open.
1970 Chicago Bears running back Brian Piccolo died of cancer.
1974 Hale Irwin won the U.S. Open by two strokes.
1975 The Milwaukee Bucks traded center Kareem-Abdul Jabbar to the Los Angeles Lakers.
1985 Andy North earned a narrow one-stroke victory over Taiwan's Tze- Chung Chen at the U.S. Open.
1991 Montreal's Otis Nixon set a major league record with six stolen bases in one game.
1991 Payne Stewart defeated Scott Simpson in an 18-hole playoff to win the U.S. Open.
1996 The Chicago Bulls defeated the Seattle Supersonics, 87-75, in Game Six of the NBA Championship to earn their fourth title in six years.
1996 Long-time New York Yankee and Hall-of-Fame Broadcaster Mel Allen died at the age of 83.
1996 Forty-six year-old Larry Holmes knocked out Anthony Willis in the eighth round and ended his 23-year career.
1998 Mac Action, driven by Steven Warrington, set the track record for trotters at Harrington Raceway in Delaware by winning in 1:56.1.
1999 The Los Angeles Lakers named Phil Jackson their new head coach.
2002 Tiger Woods made it 2-for-2 in "majors" this year with a three-shot victory at the 102nd U.S. Open at Bethpage Black in Long Island.
2008 Tiger Woods won his third U.S. Open Championship in a playoff over Rocco Mediate.
2008 The New York Mets fired manager Willie Randolph.
2008 The Seattle Mariners fired general manager Bill Bavasi.
2009 The Minnesota Wild named Todd Richards their new head coach.
2009 Cleveland Browns WR Donte' Stallworth received a jail sentence of 30 days and 10 years' probation as part of a reported plea agreement in a DUI manslaughter charge.
2010 Chile recorded its first World Cup win in 48 years - 1-0 over Honduras.
2010 Texas' Michael Young passed Ivan Rodriguez as the team's all-time hits leader.
2013 England's Justin Rose won the U.S. Open Championship.

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