On this date in...
1936...The Yankees defeat the New York Giants to claim their fifth World Series championship.
1941...The Yankees win their ninth World Series, four games to one, over the Dodgers.
1947...The Yankees win their eleventh World Series with a 5-2 victory over the Dodgers in Game 7.
1983...Cardinal Terence Cooke, the spiritual leader of the Archdiocese of New York, dies at his residence behind St. Patrick's Cathedral at age 62.