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Sunday, 09 July 2017 00:30

Sunday, July 9

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?

1877 Tennis. The first Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship is held, staged at the original site on Worple Road.

1904 Golf. At Glen View, the tenth US Open is won by Willie Anderson, who cards a 303.

1922 Swimming. Eighteen-year-old Johnny Weissmuller becomes first swimmer to swim 100m freestyle in under a minute (58.6).

1964 Football. Former Chelsea manager Gianluca Vialli is born.

1965 Golf. Peter Thomson shoots a 285 at Royal Birkdale to win the 94th British Open.

1966 Golf. At Muirfield Gullane, Jack Nicklaus wins the 95th British Open (shoots a 282).

1968 Football. Former Sunderland and Swindon Town manager, Paulo Di Canio, a player with Lazio, Sheffield Wednesday and West Ham, is born in Italy.

1972 Tennis. Stan Smith beats Illie Nastase in five sets to win men's singles title at Wimbledon.

1976 Cricket. England are bowled out for just 71 at Old Trafford against the West Indies, Holding takes 5-17.

1982 Cricket. Ian Botham scores 208 in 255 balls at the Oval for England against India. It was his highest ever Test score.

1985 Football. Manchester United and England player Ashley Young is born.

1990 Cricket. Richard Hadlee takes 5-53 in his final Test match, to take his career total to 431 wickets.

1990 Tennis. Stefan Edberg beats Boris Becker in five sets to win 104th men's singles final at Wimbledon.

1991 Olympics. South Africa is officially re-admitted to the Olympics.

1995 Golf. Jack Nicklaus wins the British Open becoming only the fourth player to win all four majors.

1997 Boxing. Mike Tyson is banned from boxing after biting Evander Holyfield's ear.

2000 Tennis. At Wimbledon, Pete Sampras win his 13th Grand Slam title.

2001 Football. Real Madrid sign Zinedine Zidane for £50million.

2001 Tennis. Croat Goran Ivanisevic becomes the first wild card entry in history to win the Wimbledon men's singles title when he beats Pat Rafter in the final.

2006 Football. Italy win the World Cup, beating France in extra time after French skipper Zidane is sent off for head-butting Marco Materazzi in the chest.

2014 Football. Argentina beat Holland in a penalty shoot-out to book their place with Germany in the World Cup final in Brazil. The semi-final game proved goalless after 120 minutes of action.


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