spotlight Today in sports history: Reggie Jackson leads Yankees to 1977 World Series win Associated Press Oct 18, 2020 Oct 18, 2020 Here's a look back at sports happenings on this date in history, Oct. 18. 1924: 'Red' Grange accounts for 6 touchdowns in Illinois’ win over Michigan 1924 — Harold “Red” Grange accounts for six touchdowns in Illinois’ 39-14 win over Michigan. Grange returns the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown. He follows with touchdown runs of 66, 55 and 40 yards in the first 12 minutes of the game. Grange later passes for another touchdown and returns another kick for a touchdown.In this 1924 file photo, Illinois' Red Grange, left, follows a blocker on a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Michigan. (AP Photo) AP FILE 1968: Bob Beamon shatters long jump world record at Mexico City Olympics 1968 — Bob Beamon of the United States shatters the world record in the long jump at the Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Beamon’s leap of 29 feet and 2 1-2 inches betters the mark by one foot, 9 3-4 inches. The previous record, 27-4 3-4, was held by Soviet jumper Igor Ter-Ovanesyan and Ralph Boston.In this Oct. 18, 1968, file photo, Bob Beamon digs his feet into the sand pit after a record-shattering long jump at the Summer Olympics in Mexico City. (AP Photo) AP FILE 1974: Bulls’ Nate Thurmond has NBA’s first quadruple-double 1974 — Chicago center Nate Thurmond, in his first game with the Bulls, records the NBA’s first quadruple-double. Thurmon has 22 points, 14 rebounds, 13 assists and 12 blocks in the Bulls’ 120-115 overtime win over the Atlanta Hawks at Chicago Stadium.In this November 1974 file photo, Nate Thurmond (42) of the Chicago Bulls knocks Fred Carter of the 76ers out of his way as he passes the ball to a teammate in a game in Philadelphia. (AP Photo) AP FILE 1977: Reggie Jackson's homers lead Yankees to World Series win 1977 — Reggie Jackson hits three consecutive home runs, all on the first pitch, to lead the New York Yankees to the World Series championship over Los Angeles in six games.In this Oct. 18, 1977, file photo, New York Yankee Reggie Jackson blasts home run No. 3 during the sixth and final game of the World Series at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo) AP FILE 2003: No Pan Intended wins harness racing’s Triple Crown 2003 — No Pan Intended becomes the 10th pacer to win harness racing’s Triple Crown, going wire-to-wire in the Messenger Stakes at The Meadows.In this September 2003 file photo, David Miller, foreground, raises his arm to celebrate as he crosses the finish line with No Pan Intended to win the Little Brown Jug at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mark Hall) AP FILE 2009: Tom Brady sets NFL mark with 5 touchdown passes in one quarter 2009 — Tom Brady of the Patriots throws six touchdown passes — five in one quarter, an NFL mark — in a 59-0 win in the snow against Tennessee. The 59-point margin matches the largest since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970, the Los Angeles Rams’ 59-0 win over the Atlanta Falcons in 1976. New England’s 45-0 halftime lead is the biggest in league history.In this Oct. 18, 2009, file photo, New England quarterback Tom Brady throws a pass during the Patriots' rout of the Tennessee Titans at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson) AP FILE 2015: Packers beat Chargers despite San Diego QB Philip Rivers' career day 2015 — The Green Bay Packers stop San Diego on fourth-and-goal from the 3 with 15 seconds left and overcome a career day by Philip Rivers to hold off the Chargers 27-20. Rivers sets career highs with 43 completions, 65 attempts and 503 yards passing with two touchdowns.In this Oct. 18, 2015, file photo, the Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers, left, talks with San Diego's Philip Rivers following the Packers' win in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer) AP FILE Video View Comments Tags Wire Timegoggles Dcc Sports Dccjb Related to this collection Most Popular +168 Archives Photos: Notable Deaths in 2020 Updated Oct 19, 2020 In recent weeks, the nation has lost Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gale Sayers and Eddie Van Halen, among others. 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