This Day in Failure: June 19

2000: A riot erupts outside the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles after the Lakers win the NBA championship by defeating the Indiana Pacers, 116-111.

1999: Novelist Stephen King is struck from behind by a mini-van while walking on a road near his home in Maine.

1986: University of Maryland basketball star Len Bias, 22, dies of cardiac arrest caused by cocaine intoxication. Days earlier the Boston Celtics had selected Bias with the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA draft.

1985: Angelo Spagnolo, a grocery store manager from Fayette City, Pennsylvania, scores a 66 on the 17th hole of the Tournament Players Club course during America’s Worst Avid Golfer contest. Spagnolo hits 27 balls into the water that surrounds the green before officials direct him to putt around the hazard and down the narrow path that leads to the putting surface. Spagnolo shoots 257 in his round to ‘win’ the event.