1987 - Los Angeles Dodgers executive Al Campanis resigns amid great controversy over racially-charged remarks he had made while on Nightline. Campanis said that blacks "may not have some of the necessities" to retain managerial-level positions in major-league baseball.
1992 - Retired tennis great Arthur Ashe announces to the world that he has AIDS, acquired from blood transfusions during one of his two heart surgeries. This announcement begins a more in-depth dialogue in the United States regarding AIDS and how it ought to be combatted.
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