On this day: July 20

POSTED: 07:48 AM PDT Jul 19, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 19, 2015 

An ancient king is born, the first Ford rolls off the line, the Special Olympics are born, man lands on the moon, and a home run king belts his last, all on this day.

OTD July 20 - Chuck Daly
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Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley/U.S. Navy

1930: Basketball coach Chuck Daly, who coached the Detroit Pistons to back-to-back NBA titles in 1989 and 1990 and coached the Dream Team to the men's basketball gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics, is born in St. Marys, Pennsylvania. Daly also coached for the Cleveland Cavaliers, New Jersey Nets and Orlando Magic in his 14-year NBA career, compiling a 564–379 career record. He died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 78 on May 9, 2009.


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