On Nov. 26, 1982, Howard Cosell broadcasts his last boxing match, a one-sided victory for Larry Holmes against Randall (Tex) Cobb.
On Nov. 14, 2013, Danny Manning records 35 points and 10 rebounds off the bench to help the Suns beat Portland 140-139 in quadruple overtime.
On Nov. 4, 1994, the Bulls play their first regular-season game at United Center and beat Charlotte 89-83 as Scottie Pippen leads all scorers with 22 points.
On Oct. 29, 2001, Bud Selig says MLB might contract by two teams and mentions the Expos and either the Twins or the Marlins as candidates.
On Oct. 24, 1972, Jackie Robinson dies of heart disease at age 53.
On Oct. 15, 1986, the Mets win the NLCS by beating Houston 7-6 in 16 innings at the Astrodome after trailing 3-0 in the ninth.
On Oct. 4, 1955, the Brooklyn Dodgers beat the Yankees on Johnny Podres' 2-0 shutout to win their first World Series.
On Sept. 30, 1984, Don Mattingly finishes the season with a .343 average to win the American League batting title for the only time in his career.
On Sept. 22, 1991, Don Shula post his 300th career win as the Dolphins beat Green Bay 16-13 with a defensive touchdown and three field goals by Pete Stoyanovich.
On Sept. 16, 1973, O.J. Simpson of the Bills sets the NFL's single-game rushing record with 250 yards in 31-13 win at New England.
On Sept. 11, 1985, Pete Rose singles off Eric Show for his 4,192nd career base hit to pass Ty Cobb all-time list.
On Sept. 4, 1995, Robin Ventura hits two grand slams in the White Sox's 14-3 win at Texas.
It's more than just trivia. It's good knowledge, to put a twist on an old Socrates line.