Thursday, March 9
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?
1889 Football. Preston win the first Football League season as champions - 11 points clear of Aston Villa. Wolves were third.
1927 Baseball. Baseball player Jake Jensen is born - most valuable player 1958.
1941 Football. Former Burnley, Leicester City, Aston Villa and Oldham Athletic forward Andy Lochhead is born in Millgie. He scored 101 goals in just over 200 games for Burnley, before helping Leicester to the FA Cup final. He was back at Wembley with Villa for a League Cup final. He finished his career in America before becoming a coach.
1943 Chess. US world chess champion Bobby Fischer is born.
1944 Cricket. England medium pace-bowler Geoff Arnold is born. He played 34 Test matches between 1967 and 1975.
1946 Football. Thirty-three football supporters died when barriers collapsed during an FA Cup tie at Bolton Wanderers' Burnden Park ground.
1949 Cricket. England beat South Africa by scoring 174 runs in 94 minutes.
1952 Rugby Union. Former England international Bill Beaumont is born.
1966 Motor racing. Argentinian driver Pablo Birger dies.
1970 Rugby union. England's World Cup winning captain Martin Johnson is born in Solihull. He made 307 appearances for Leicester Tigers and played 84 times for his country. He was awarded the CBE in the 2004 New Year honours and appointed team manager of the England side in April 2008.
1975 Football. Argentinian player Juan Sebastian Veron is born.
1994 Cricket. Ray Illingworth became chairman of England cricket selectors, succeeding Ted Dexter.
1994 Football. England play their first game with Terry Venables in charge, beating Denmark 1-0 in a friendly at Wembley.
2002 Football. Salisbury City draw 1-1 with Cambridge City in a Southern League Premier Division game. Ryan King's goal earns Whites a point and extends their unbeaten run to four games - Salisbury's longest of the campaign.
2004 Rugby Union. Jason Leonard, the most capped player in the world, announced his retirement from international rugby.
2010 Football. Salisbury City win 2-1 away at York City. Reece Connolly and Darrell Clarke score Salisbury's goal.
2014 Football. Holders Wigan beat Manchester City 2-1 in the FA Cup to set up a semi-final tie with Arsenal.
2015 Cricket. England's defeat by Bangladesh in the ODI World Cup means they fail to qualify for the competition's quarter-final stages.
2016 Football. Manchester United lose at home to Arsenal in the quarter-final of the FA Cup.