On this sporting day - Sunday, April 16 - Salisbury finish league campaign undefeated (2011)
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On this sporting day - On This Day
Written by Mike Turner   
Sunday, 16 April 2017 00:18

Sunday, April 16

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?

1922 Shooting. Annie Oakley shot 100 clay targets in a row, a women's record.

1929 Baseball. The New York Yankees become the first team to wear uniform numbers.

1935 Baseball. Babe Ruth plays his first NL game for Boston Braves, scores a home run.

1960 Football. Liverpool's former manager Rafael Benitez, now in charge at Newcastle United, is born.

1977 Football. Fredrik Ljungberg born in Sweden.

1979 Athletics. Bill Rodgers wins the 83rd Boston marathon in a time of 2:09.27.

1980 Tennis. Arthur Ashe retires from professional tennis.

1987 Basketball. Michael Jordan becomes second NBA player to score 3,000 points in a season.

1987 Football. Tottenham player Aaron Lennon is born.

1998 Snooker. Fred Davis dies.

2001 Football. Alec Stock, former Fulham manager dies.

2011 Football. Downton FC are presented with the Sydenhams League (Wessex) Division One title before their home game with East Cowes Victoria. The Robins celebrate in style, winning 8-1 - Nick Turpin scores a hat-trick.

2011 Rugby. Salisbury Rugby Club complete their Southern Counties South season undefeated following a win at Frome. The 38-0 scoreline took their points tally in 22 games past the 1,000 mark.

2016 Football. Aston Villa are relegated following a 1-0 defeat at Manchester United.


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Golf Tips

Andy Beal from Salisbury & South Wilts Golf Club explains to how to play the perfect chip shot.