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Monday, 31 July 2017 06:00

Monday, July 31

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?

1902 Cricket. England cricket captain Gubby Allen is born.

1912 Cricket. Australian cricketer Bill Brown is born.

1923 Tennis. American tennis coach and father of ladies tennis star Chris, Jimmy Evert is born.

1932 Tennis. In Paris, France beats the USA 3-2 to win the 27th Davis Cup.

1934 Tennis. Great Britain wins the 29th Davis Cup, beating the USA 4-1 at Wimbledon.

1936 Olympics. Tokyo is awarded the 1940 Olympic Games - however, they were later cancelled.

1943 Cricket. Yorkshire and England's Hedley Verity, a member of the 'Bodyline' tour, dies in action during WWII.

1951 Tennis. 1971 Wimbledon winner Evonne Goolagong-Cawley MBE, is born in New South Wales, Australia.

1953 Cricket. South African batsman Jimmy Cook is born.

1984 Gymnastics. The USA's men's gymnastics team wins team gold at the LA Olympic Games.

1992 Swimming. Tamas Darnyi sets a new Olympic and world record 100m backstroke time of 1:59.36

1996 Olympics. After trailing 3-1 in the Olympic Football semi-finals, Nigeria beat Brazil 4-3 courtesy of a golden goal.

2000 Football. Aston Villa sign French star David Ginola from Spurs for £3million.

2006 Football. Manchester United sign Spurs' Michael Carrick for £18.6million.

2009 Football. Former England manager Sir Bobby Robson dies.


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