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    In 1997, Evander Holyfield, bleeding badly from his right ear after being bitten by Mike Tyson, retains the WBA heavyweight championship in Las Vegas when Tyson is disqualified. See more sports moments from this date:

      According to studio estimates, “F9,” the ninth installment of the “Fast & Furious” movie franchise, took in $70 million in its first weekend, the biggest opening for a film since the pandemic began.

        Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Bruce Babbitt, Bruce Johnston, Vera Wang,  Lorrie Morgan, J.J. Abrams, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, Draco Rosa, Jo Frost, Yancey Arias, Christian Kane, Tobey Maguire and Chris Eldridge. 

          In 1999, Juli Inkster shoots a 6-under 65 to win the LPGA Championship, becoming the second woman to win the modern career Grand Slam. See more sports moments here:

            Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook capped his historic season at the NBA’s inaugural awards show, winning the 2016-17 Most Valuable Player award.

              Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Billy Davis Jr, Robert Davi, Mick Jones, Chris Isaak, Colin Greenwood,  Paul Thomas Anderson, Sean Hayes, Chris O’Donnell, Nick Offerman, Derek Jeter, Gretchen Wilson and Nathan Followill. 

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