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Saturday, 06 May 2017 00:14

Saturday, May 6

Famous sporting events and news from yesteryear that happened on this day

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1896 Horse racing. The 22nd Kentucky Derby is won by Willie Simms aboard Ben Brush.

1953 Football. Former Liverpool and Scotland player Graeme Souness is born. He later managed Liverpool, Southampton and Newcastle United.

1954 Athletics. At Iffley Road track, Oxford, Roger Bannister becomes the first runner to break the four-minute mile barrier (3:59.4).

1965 Football. Former Manchester United player Norman Whiteside is born.

1967 Athletics. Maureen Wilton runs female world record marathon in 3:15.22.

1978 Swimming. US swimmer Ethelda Bleibtrey, who won three Olympic gold medals, dies aged 76.

1979 Golf. Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Women's International Golf Tournament.

1986 Football. Real Madrid win the UEFA Cup in Berlin.

1988 Cricket. Graeme Hick scores 405 for Worcestershire v Somerset, hitting 35 fours and 11 sixes.

1994 Boxing. Lennox Lewis defeats Phil Jackson for the heavyweight title.

2013 Football. Pewsey Vale win the Salisbury Hospital Cup for the second time in three years, beating Laverstock & Ford at Western Way.

 

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