Bank Holiday Monday, April 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?
1860 Boxing. The first international boxing match took place in Farnborough, Hampshire when England's Tom Sayers faced American John C Heenan.
1875 Snooker. The sport of snooker - a variation of pool - is invented by Sir Neville Chamberlain.
1904 Cricket. Pioneering Indian cricketer Naoomal Jeoomal is born.
1920 American Football. The American Professional Football Association is formed (NFL).
1931 Tennis. Former Britain Davis Cup captain turned commentator John Barrett is born.
1939 Boxing. Joe Louis knocks out Jack Roper in the first round to win heavyweight title.
1946 Yachting. Yachtswoman Clare Francis is born.
1954 Motor racing. Former Formula 1 driver Ricardo Patrese is born.
1973 Athletics. Jon Anderson wins the 77th Boston marathon in a time of 2:16.03.
1978 Rugby union. Scottish player Jason White is born.
1993 Gymnastics. At the World Gymnastics Championships, Neil Thomas became the first Briton to win a medal when he took silver for the floor exercises part of the tournament.
2005 Athletics. Paula Radcliffe won the London Marathon in the third fastest time ever despite having to make a much publicised toilet stop at the side of the road.
2006 Football. Matt Tubbs (pictured) scored the only goal of the game as Salisbury City win 1-0 at Tiverton Town. The Whites needed only to avoid defeat to make certain of securing the Southern League Premier Division title. The hosts sportingly formed a guard of honour as Salisbury took to the field on a sunny Bank Holiday Monday. The goal was Tubbs' 29th of the campaign.
2007 Football. Salisbury City win 3-0 at home to Fisher Athletic in a Conference South match at the Ray Mac. An own goal, plus efforts by strikers Paul Sales and Matt Tubbs (above) see the Whites close in on securing a play-off place.
2011 Football. Stoke City beat Bolton Wanderers 5-0 at Wembley to book their place in the final of the FA Cup.
2011 Motor racing. Lewis Hamilton wins the Chinese Grand Prix.
2015 Cricket. The West Indies hold out for a draw against England in the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua as Jason Holder scores his maiden Test century (103 not out). There are still some celebrations for England as Jimmy Anderson's two-wicket haul takes him clear of Sir Ian Botham in the country's all-time wicket-taking table.