Here's a look back at sports happenings on this date in history, Aug. 6
1966 — Muhammad Ali knocks out Brian London in the third round to retain his world heavyweight title.
Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali smashes a right into the jaw of challenger Brian London of Britain, Aug. 6, 1966, in London. Ali knocked out his opponent in the third round for his fifth successful defense of the heavyweight championship title. (AP Photo)
1972 — South African Gary Player wins his second PGA golf championship with a two-stroke victory over Jim Jamieson and Tommy Aaron.
Gary Player watches the ball as sand flies in the air after blasting from a trap near first green in the final round of play in Birmingham, Mi., on Aug. 6, 1972. Player, leader in the PGA tournament going into the fourth round, wound up with a bogey five on the hole, then got a birdie on the next hole to remain in the lead. (AP Photo)
1978 — John Mahaffey beats Tom Watson and Jerry Pate on the second hole of the sudden death playoff to win the PGA Championship.
John Mahaffey of Kerrville, Texas, holds his trophy cup after winning the PGA Championship at Oakmont Country Club, Pa., on Aug. 6, 1978. Mahaffey, who won in a sudden death playoff, also won $50,000. (AP Photo/Paul Vathis)
1992 — Carl Lewis leads a U.S. sweep in the long jump in the Olympics with a mark of 28 feet, 5 1-2 inches on his first attempt. Mike Powell takes the silver and Joe Greene the bronze. Bruce Baumgartner becomes the first American wrestler to win medals in three straight Olympics, taking the gold in the 286-pound freestyle division.
USA's Carl Lewis celebrates with the American flag after he won the long jump in the XXV Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Aug. 6, 1992. Lewis won with a jump of 8.67 meters. (AP Photo/David Longstreath)
1994 — Jeff Gordon wins the Brickyard 400, the first stock car race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Jeff Gordon celebrates in Victory Lane at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Saturday, Aug. 6, 1994, after winning the first Brickyard 400 NASCAR event. (AP Photo/Tom Russo)
1999 — Tony Gwynn goes 4-for-5, singling in his first at-bat to become the 22nd major leaguer to reach 3,000 hits, as the San Diego Padres beat the Montreal Expos 12-10.
San Diego Padres' Tony Gwynn speaks to a sold-out crowd during a ceremony before the game against the Florida Marlins on Friday, Aug. 13, 1999, in San Diego. The ceremony was held to give San Diego fans a chance to celebrate Gwynn's 3,000th career hit. (AP Photo/Kent C. Horner)
2006 — Sherri Steinhauer wins the Women’s British Open for the third time, and the first since it became a major. Steinhauer finishes at 7-under 281 at Royal Lytham for her second major title.
Sherri Steinhauer of the US celebrates after winning the Women's British Open golf tournament at Royal Lytham and St Annes golf course in Lytham, north west England Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
2010 — Tyson Gay upsets the defending world and Olympic champion Usain Bolt in a race between the two fastest runners in history. Gay beats the Jamaican at the DN Galan meet in 9.84 seconds at the same stadium where Bolt last lost a race two years ago. Bolt finishes second in 9.97.
U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay, left, beats Jamaican Usain Bolt in the 100m race during the Diamond League Athletics meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, Friday, Aug. 6, 2010. (Photo/Michael Probst)
2015 — Ryan Lochte becomes the first man to win the 200-meter individual medley four consecutive times at the world swimming championships.
United States' Ryan Lochte swims in the men's 200m individual medley final at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
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