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This Day in Sports History: May 28

This Day in Sports History: May 28

This Day in Sports History: May 28

The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.

With that in mind, May 28 is a day the Boston Celtics returned to the NBA Finals and another "Rocky" movie was released in theaters.

1907: The first Isle of Man Tourist Trophy motorcycle races were held in the Isle of Man in the United Kingdom.

1955: After getting pummeled 16-0 the day before, the Washington Senators bounced back to beat the Boston Red Sox 5-3 at Fenway Park.

1964: Minnesota Vikings defensive back Terry Dillon drowned in Missoula, Montana, at the age of 22. Dillon had been working on a bridge construction project in the offseason when the decking gave way and he fell in the fast waters of the Clark Fork River.

1975: Former heavyweight champion Ezzard Charles died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in Chicago. He was 53 years old.

1982: "Rocky III" was released in movie theaters. The sequel that pitted Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) against Clubber Lang (Mr. T) grossed $270 million worldwide.

2010: Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce scored 31 points and snagged 13 rebounds in a 96-84 win over the Orlando Magic in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals at the TD Garden. The victory gave the Celtics a 4-2 win in the series.

— Written by Aaron Tallent, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Tallent is a writer whose articles have appeared in The Sweet Science, FOX Sports' Outkick the Coverage, Liberty Island and The Washington Post. Follow him on Twitter at @AaronTallent.