On this day: November 16

POSTED: 08:50 PM PST Nov 14, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Nov 15, 2015 

Coca-Cola patents its iconic contoured bottle, Al Capone leaves prison, Luke and Laura get married, Harry Potter makes his movie debut, and Prince William and Kate Middleton announce their engagement, all on this day.

OTD November 16 - Dwight Gooden
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New York Mets

1964: Baseball player Dwight Gooden, who was one of the most dominant and feared pitchers in the National League in the middle and late 1980s, is born in Tampa, Florida. Gooden, who would make his MLB debut with the New York Mets as a 19-year-old in 1984, won the National League Rookie of the Year award and became the youngest player to appear in an All-Star Game that season and would earn the Cy Young Award in his second season. He also would play on three World Series-winning teams in his career, one with the Mets in 1986 and two with the New York Yankees in 1996 and 2000, although he was left off the postseason roster in 1996 and was a mop-up reliever in 2000.


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