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November 15, 1989
In historic firsts, the U.S.S.R. sends Sputnik into space, and blacks attend Central High in Little Rock. Another breakthrough comes when Hank Aaron leads Milwaukee to its first and only World Series win. The Lions, Celtics and Canadiens win too. Ditto North Carolina's basketball team, a triple-OT winner over Kansas in the NCAA final, and in football, Ohio State and Auburn share No. 1.
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November 15, 1989

1957

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A Wimbledon fixture (shown there in '56), Althea Gibson reigns as its first black titlist.

A salary milestone: Ted Williams is baseball's first century man.

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