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Oct. 21

1950 — Tom Powers of Duke scores six touchdowns, three rushing, three receiving, in a 41-0 victory over Richmond.

1956 — Billy Howton of the Green Bay Packers catches seven passes for 257 yards and two touchdowns in a 42-17 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.

1973 — Fred Dryer of the Los Angeles Rams becomes the first and only NFL player to record two safeties in a 24-7 victory over the Green Bay Packers.

1975 — Carlton Fisk breaks up a thrilling contest with a homer in the 12th inning to give the Boston Red Sox a 7-6 victory over the Cincinnati Reds and force a seventh game in the World Series.

1980 — The Philadelphia Phillies win the World Series for the first time in their 98-year history as they beat the Kansas City Royals 4-1 in the sixth game.

1984 — Steve Cox of the Cleveland Browns kicks the second-longest field goal in NFL history, a 60-yarder against Cincinnati, but loses the battle of the field goals as Jim Breetch's four give the Bengals a 12-9 win.

1998 — The New York Yankees close out their historic season with 3-0 victory at San Diego, sweeping the Padres in four games to win their record 24th World Series championship.

2001 — Washington rookie Rod Gardner has six catches for 208 yards, including an 85-yard touchdown, in the Redskins' 17-14 overtime win over Carolina.