Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on October 30:

1919 - Major League Baseball's league presidents called for abolition of the spitball. (More info.)

1954 — The NBA played its first game with the 24-second clock, as the Rochester Royals beat the Boston Celtics, 98-95. (More info.)

1966 — Johnny Unitas of the Baltimore Colts passed for 252 yards against the Los Angeles Rams to break Y.A. Tittle's all-time NFL passing yardage record. (More info.)

1971 — Ed Marinaro of Cornell University ran for 272 yards in a win over Columbia and broke the career rushing record of Steve Owens of Oklahoma. (More info.)

1974 — Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman in the eighth round of their fight in Zaire — called 'The Rumble in the Jungle' — and became the second fighter in history to regain the heavyweight title. (More info.)