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This Day in Sports History — August 28

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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on August 28:

1926 — Emil Levsen of the Cleveland Indians pitched two complete game victories in a doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox. (More info.)

1954 — Golfer Arnold Palmer, 24, won the United States Amateur championship at the Country Club of Detroit in Grosse Pointe Farms, MI. (More info.)

1977 — Soccer legend Pelé played in his final non-exhibition game as the New York Cosmos defeated the Seattle Sounders, 2-1, for the North American Soccer League championship in Portland, OR. (More info.)

1978 — Donald Vesco raced a specially designed motorcycle to a cycling land speed record of 318.598 miles an hour at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. (More info.)

1981 — Britain’s Sebastian Coe ran the mile in 3 minutes 47.33 seconds at a track and field meet in Brussels, Belgium — the third time in 10 days that the world record for the distance was broken. (More info.)

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