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March 14

1960 — Rookie Wilt Chamberlain scores a playoff-record 53 points in Philadelphia's 132-112 win over the Syracuse Nationals to send the Warriors into the East finals against the Boston Celtics.

1962 — Detroit's Gordie Howe becomes the second player in NHL history to score 500 goals as the Red Wings lose to the New York Rangers, 3-2.

1963 — Guy Rodgers of the San Francisco Warriors has 28 assists in a 114-109 loss to the St. Louis Hawks, tying an NBA record set by Bob Cousy of Boston in 1959.

1965 — Bill Russell of Boston scores 20 points and grabs 41 rebounds as the Celtics set an NBA record with their 61st victory of the season, a 106-98 triumph over San Francisco.

1976 — Bill Shoemaker posts his 7,000th career victory, aboard Royal Derby II, in the fifth race at Santa Anita Park.

1986 — Edmonton's Paul Coffey has two goals and six assists to tie an NHL record for most points by a defenseman in a 12-3 rout of Detroit.

1987 — Katarina Witt of East Germany wins her third world figure skating championship.