Wednesday, March 8
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?
1904 Cricket. Hugh Tremble takes a hat-trick in his final Test match.
1930 Baseball. Babe Ruth signs a two-year contract worth $160,000. New York Yankees' general manager Ed Barrow wrongly predicts 'No one will ever be paid more than Ruth.'
1931 Cricket. South African fast bowler Neil Adcock is born - took 104 wickets between 1953 and 1962.
1936 Motor sport. The first stock car race is held in Daytona Beach, Florida.
1942 Ann Packer-Brightwell is born. The English 400m and 800m runner won Olympic gold in 1964.
1951 Cricket. England bowler Phillippe Henri Edmonds is born in Zambia.
1951 Table Tennis. The International Table Tennis Foundation bans Egypt for refusing to play Israel.
1954 Swimming. British Olympic swimmer David Wilkie is born.
1956 Football. Former WBA player Laurie Cunningham is born.
1971 Boxing. Joe Frazier defeats Muhammad Ali to retain the heavyweight boxing title.
1971 Football. Welsh international Kit Symons is born.
1986 Tennis. Martina Navratilova becomes the first tennis player to earn $10-million.
1995 Cricket. Keith Fletcher was sacked as manager of the England cricket team and replaced by Ray Illingworth.
1999 Baseball. Baseball legend Joe DiMaggio dies.
2000 Football. Manchester United became the first billion-pound football club.
2008 Football. Salisbury City drew 1-1 away at Crawley Town in a Blue Square Premier match. Substitute Andy Sandell scores City's goal.
2014 Football. Salisbury City hold champions-elect Luton Town to a goalless draw at the Ray Mac.