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On this sporting day - On This Day
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Monday, 08 May 2017 00:19

Tuesday, May 8

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?

1866 Aussie Rules. Australian Rules Football is invented.

1893 Golf. Shop assistant Francis Quimet, who won the US Open in 1913, is born.

1896 Cricket. Yorkshire are all out for 887 against Warwickshire.

1909 Athletics. Albert Raines runs a new marathon world record time of 2:42.31.

1923 Cricket. Jack Hobbs scores his 100th century when he makes 116 not out against Somerset at Bath.

1935 Football. England World Cup winner Jack Charlton is born. He later successfully managed Middlesbrough and the Republic of Ireland.

1942 Football. Arsenal and Northern Ireland player Terry Neil is born. He later managed Northern Ireland, Spurs and Arsenal.

1948 Don Bradman scores 146 for Australia against Surrey.

1954 Athletics. Parry O'Brien becomes the first shot-putter to clear the 60 yards mark (18.29m).

1962 Rugby union. Former Scottish captain David Sole is born.

1971 Boxing. Joe Frazier beats Muhammed Ali in Madison Square Gardens.

1984 Olympics. The USSR announced they would boycott the Los Angeles Olympics.

1987 Football. Billy McNeil is sacked as manager of bottom of the table Aston Villa.

1993 Boxing. Lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 heavyweight title.

2005 Motor racing. Kimi Raikkonen won the Spanish Grand Prix denying championship leader Fernando Alonso a fourth straight win.

2013 Football. Sir Alex Ferguson confirms he is to retire as Manchester United manager at the end of the current season. His final game in charge will be his 1,500th.


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