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1962

Former Vice President Richard Nixon, having lost the California gubernatorial race to incumbent Democrat Pat Brown (father of future California Governor Jerry Brown), held what he called his “last press conference,” telling reporters, “You won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore.” [Sources: the Orange County Register, the Los Angeles Times, and Wikipedia.]

1991

Los Angeles Lakers basketball star Magic Johnson announced that he had tested positive for HIV and was retiring. He was elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002. [Sources: NBA.com and the Orange County Register