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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 00:25

Tuesday, May 16

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

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1882 Horse racing. In a time of 2:40.00, Babe Hurd aboard Apollo wins the eighth Kentucky Derby.

1884 Horse racing. Buchanan and Isaac Murphy win the tenth Kentucky Derby in a time of 2:40.25.

1907 Athletics. Irish 400m hurdler Robert Tisdall is born. Wins gold at 1932 Olympics.

1918 Football. England international Wilf Mannion is born in Middlesbrough. He made more than 340 appearances for his home town club, scoring 99 goals. He played 26 times for England between 1946 and 1951. Mannion had fought in France and Italy during the second World War and after returning to Middlesbrough requested a move. The club refused to sell him and he went on strike, which made him ineligible for England duty. He eventually backed down and resumed his career with 'Boro.

1925 Horse racing. Flying Ebony and Earl Sande win the 51st Kentucky Derby in a time of 2:07.6.

1927 Football. Brazilian player Nilton Santos is born.

1934 Tennis. Female players were allowed to wear shorts at Wimbledon for the first time.

1938 Cricket. Don Bradman scores 278 for Australia against the MCC in 349 minutes. He hit 35 fours and a six.

1955 Boxing. Rocky Marciano beats Don Cockell in the ninth round of the world heavyweight title bout.

1956 Cricket. Jim Laker takes 10-88 for Surrey against the Australians at the Oval.

1962 Cricket. Zimbabwean batsman Gary Crocker is born.

1969 Athletics. US 400m runner Steve Lewis is born. Won gold at 1988 Olympics.

1970 Tennis. Argentinian tennis player Gabriela Sabatini is born.

1973 Football. In Thessaloniki, AC Milan win the European Cup Winners Cup, beating Leeds United 1-0.

1977 Boxing. Muhammad Ali beats Alfredo Evangelist for the hevyweight title.

1980 Football. Spanish player Mikel Alonso is born.

1984 Football. Italian team Juventus win the European Cup Winners Cup in Basle, beating Porto 2-1.

1985 Basketball. Michael Jordan is named NBA rookie of the year.

1990 Football. Juventus win the UEFA Cup, beating fellow Italian side AS Roma.

1995 Cricket. Imran Khan married Jemima Goldsmith.

1998 Football. Arsenal beat Newcastle United at Wembley in the FA Cup Final to complete the double.

2001 Football. Liverpool completed a cup treble by beating Alaves 5-4 in the UEFA Cup. They had already won the Worthington Cup and the FA Cup.

2012 Football. On the day that Liverpool sack manager Kenny Dalglish, 'Pool skipper Steve Gerrard is named as England skipper by new national manager Roy Hodgson.

2015 Football. Steven Gerrard plays his final game for Liverpool at Anfield. Crystal Palace spoil the party by beating the hosts 3-1.

2015 Football. Leicester City draw at Sunderland to guarantee their Premier League survival.

2015 Football. Norwich City beat Ipswich Town to secure a place in the play-off final. They now take on Middlesbrough at Wembley for a place in the Premier League.

 

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