Sunday, March 19
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?
1877 Cricket. Australia beat England by 45 runs in the very first Test match.
1892 Cricket. Three brothers (Hearne) play for England in the Test match against South Africa in Cape Town.
1942 Horse racing. The Thoroughbred Racing Association of the USA is formed in Chicago.
1948 Boxing. Lee Savold knocks out Gino Buonvino in just 54 seconds in Madison Square Gardens, New York.
1954 Cricket. Weekes, Worrell and Walcott complete centuries for West Indies in Test match against England.
1958 Cricket Garry Sobers scores a ton in each innings against Pakistan.
1976 Football. Italian player Alessandro Nesta is born.
1981 Football. Kolo Toure is born.
1990 Ice hockey. In Ottowa, the first world ice hockey tournament for women is held.
1994 Cricket Brian Lara scores 167 for West indies against England at Georgetown.
1997 Baseball. Major League Baseball announces five-year sponsorship deal with Pepsi worth $50million.