Saturday, March 11
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?
1892 Basketball. The first public basketball game takes place in Springfield, Mass.
1910 Cricket. Jack Hobbs scores his first Test century - 187 v South Africa.
1945 Baseball. American baseball player Dock Ellis is born.
1948 Tennis. Reginald Weit becomes the first black player to compete in the US Tennis Open.
1978 Football. Spanish player Albert Luque is born.
1978 Football. Chelsea and Ivory Coast international Didier Drogba is born.
1984 Rowing. British rower Tom James is born.
1991 Tennis. Monica Seles ends Steffi Graf's run of 186 weeks as number one ranked player.
1993 Ice Skating. Kurt Browning wins men's figure skating Championship in Prague.
1996 Cricket. Mark Waugh scores 110 against New Zealand - his third century of the World Cup.
2006 Football. Salisbury City were unexpectedly held 2-2 at home by Mangostfield United in a Southern League Premier Division game. Wayne Turk and Alex Haddow scored City's goals to put them 2-0 up - but the hosts conceded twice in the last 14 minutes.
2014 Horse racing. The Cheltenham Festival opens. Among the day one winners are Vautour (7/2 jt fav), Western Warhorse (33/1), Holywell (10/1), Quevega (8/11 fav) and Midnight Prayer (8/1). Barry Geraghty and Jezki (9/1) win the Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy, setting a new course record (3:45.25 mins) when beating My Tent Or Yours (3/1) by a neck.