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On this sporting day - On This Day
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Monday, 06 March 2017 00:00

Monday, March 6

Famous sporting events and news from yesteryear that happened on this day

If it's your birthday - which sports stars do you share your special day with?

1926 Swimming. USA 400m and 800m swimmer Ann Curtis is born. She won two gold medals at the 1948 Olympic Games.

1929 Cricket. England batsman David Sheppard is born.

1935 Cycling. Czechoslavakian Frank Bartell cycles a record 80.584mph in Los Angeles.

1949 Football. Former Manchester United and Scotland player Martin Buchan is born.

1958 Cricket. Former England captain Mike Gatting is born.

1964 Boxing. Cassius Clay changes his name to Muhammad Ali.

1965 Cricket. New Zealand's Bruce Taylor hits 105 in his first Test innings (v India).

1967 Boxing. Muhammad Ali is ordered by selective service to be inducted into the US Army. He refused, citing his religious beliefs and opposition to the Vietnam war. Arrested and found guilty of draft evasion, he was then stripped of his boxing title and had his boxing license suspended. It was almost four years until he entered the ring again.

1971 Cricket. Sunil Gavaskar makes his Test debut in Port of Spain v West Indies.

1972 Golf. Jack Nicklaus becomes golf's all-time money winner, passing Arnold Palmer.

1976 Ice Skating. Britain's John Curry wins men's Figure Skating Championship in Gothenburg.

1985 Boxing. Mike Tyson knocks out Hector Mercedes in his first professional fight.

1994 Athletics. Colin Jackson runs a world indoor record 60m hurdles in 7.30 seconds.

2010 Football. Salisbury City lost 4-2 away to Mansfield Town in a Blue Square Premier match. Ben Adelsbury (below) and Reece Connolly score for the Whites in front of a crowd of 2,842.

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