Friday, March 17
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?
1876 Athletics. high-jumper Marshall Brooks jumped over six feet - the first time such an achievement had been recorded.
1877 Cricket. Bill Midwinter completes Test cricket's first five-wicket haul - taking 5-78 v England.
1908 Boxing. Tommy Burns knocks out Jem Roche in the opening round of their heavyweight title bout.
1949 Football. Former Arsenal and Northern Ireland player Pat Rice is born.
1951 Cricket. Brian Statham makes his Test debut for England v New Zealand in Christchurch.
1964 Football. Former Burnley, Chester City, Bury, Stoke City, Arsenal and England player Lee Dixon is born in Burnley. Now a pundit for BBC's Match Of The Day, Dixon won 22 England caps.
1979 Ice skating. Vladimir Kovalev of the USSR wins the men's figure skating championship in Vienna.
1985 Cricket. Indian all-rounder Dattu Phadkar dies.
1987 Cricket. Sunil Gavaskar ends his Test career scoring 96 against Pakistan.
1996 Cricket. Sri Lanka beat Australia by seven wickets to win the World Cup. Aravinda De Silva scores 107 not out and takes 3-42.
2002 Tennis. Tim Henman loses to Lleyton Hewitt in the final of the Pacific Life Open final at Indian Wells.
2013 Motor racing. Finland's Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus) wins the Australian Grand Prix, the opening race of the season. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) was second with Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) third.