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Thursday, 18 May 2017 00:54

Thursday, May 18

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

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1909 Tennis. British tennis player Fred Perry is born. He became the first player to win all four major Grand Slam titles. He won Wimbledon from 1934 to 1936.

1942 Football. England World Cup winner Nobby Stiles is born. Two years after lifting the World Cup, he and his Manchester United team mates won the European Cup beneath Wembley's twin towers.

1950 Athletics. US hurdler Rodney Milburn Jr is born. He won Olympic gold in 1972.

1955 Cricket. West Indies batsmen Atkinson and Depeiaza take WI from 187-6 to 494-6 in a day against Australia.

1960 Tennis. French tennis player Yannick Noah is born.

1967 Motor racing. German racing driver Heinz Harald Frentzen is born.

1968 Football. West Bromwich Albion beat Everton 1-0 at Wembley to win the FA Cup Final.

1969 Motor racing. Graham Hill won the Monaco Grand Prix for a record fifth time.

1975 Snooker. John Higgins is born.

1977 Football. Former Aston Villa player Lee Hendrie is born in Birmingham, the son of former Blues player Paul. Lee's career also included spells at Stoke City, Sheffield United, Leicester City, Derby County and Brighton.

1977 Football. Former Manchester City and England player Danny Mills is born in Norwich. After starting his career with his home town club, he moved to Charlton Athletic before signing for Leeds United for £4-million. He later played for Middlesbrough, Manchester City and Hull before returning to Charlton on loan. He made 19 appearances for England.

1977 Football. Juventus win the UEFA Cup on the away goals rule after drawing 2-2 on aggregate with Athletico Bilbao. Juventus won the first leg 1-0 at home, losing 2-1 in the second.

1985 Football. Manchester United beat Everton 1-0 at Wembley in the FA Cup Final.

1986 Rugby union. London Irish player Ryan Lamb is born in Gloucester.

1991 Football. Tottenham Hotspur beat Nottingham Forest 2-1 to win the FA Cup for the eighth time (then a record).

1994 Football. In Athens, AC Milan beat Barcelona 4-0 to win the European Cup.

1997 Football. Eric Cantona announced his retirement from professional football.

1997 Golf. Tiger Woods wins the Byron Nelson Golf Classic.

2001 Football. Sir Alex Ferguson announced he was to step down as Manchester United manager. He later changed his mind.

2014 Football. Skrill Conference Premier runners-up Cambridge United are promoted to the Football League after a 2-1 play-off final win at Wembley against Gateshead.

 

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