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1981
November 15, 1989
On Ronald Reagan's first day in office, Iran releases the U.S. hostages. On his 69th day, he is shot. That night, Indiana wins the NCAA basketball title. Baseball is also played under a cloud, the Dodgers winning the Series after a strike-caused split season. Other winners: the Celtics, the Islanders and, in football, the 49ers and Clemson.
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November 15, 1989

1981

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On Ronald Reagan's first day in office, Iran releases the U.S. hostages. On his 69th day, he is shot. That night, Indiana wins the NCAA basketball title. Baseball is also played under a cloud, the Dodgers winning the Series after a strike-caused split season. Other winners: the Celtics, the Islanders and, in football, the 49ers and Clemson.

FACE IN THE CROWD
Vincent Jackson
Bessemer, ALA. Vincent, who recently completed his junior year at McAdory High, won four events at the state AAA track meet, including the triple jump with a state-record 48'7�". He also won the state decathlon title and hit .432 for the baseball team.

INCIDENTALLY
TEDIOUS TERPS
The University of Maryland has an athletic director named Dick Dull and a football tackle named Les Boring.

Hoosier hero: Indiana Jones overcomes some obstacles.

Hoosier hero: Isiah Thomas nets a Final Four memento.

This is how many no-hitters Nolan Ryan has thrown. Nobody else can make this claim.

In a strike-dimmed season, Fernando Valenzuela is a bright light.

Goodbye deejays, hello veejays.

The Mahre twin shown here is Phil, the first American to win the World Cup title. Brother Steve places fourth.

Susan Brown becomes the first woman coxswain in the Oxford-Cambridge race's 152-year history.

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