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Wednesday, 02 August 2017 01:02

Wednesday, August 2

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?

1912 Golf. John McDermott wins the 18th US Golf Open, carding a 294 at Buffalo, New York.

1931 Cricket. South African cricketer Eddie Fuller is born.

1938 Baseball. A yellow baseball is tested for the first time in the game between Dodgers and Cardinals.

1952 Boxing. Cuban boxer Angel Herrera is born. He won Olympic gold in 1976 and 1980.

1954 Football. Former Manchester United and Northern Ireland international Sammy McIlroy was born. He took over as manager of Morecambe FC in 2005 and led them into the Football League.

1968 Football. German footballer Stefan Effenberg was born.

1980 Swimming. US swimmers set three world records at the National Championships.

1981 Cricket. Australia, set 151 to win their Test match with England, are bowled out for just 121 - Ian Botham takes 5-11 in 14 overs.

1987 Tennis. Germany beat USA 2-1 in Vancouver to win the 25th Tennis Fed Cup.

1998 Cycling. Marco Pantani became the first Italian in 33 years to win the Tour de France.

2002 Swimming. At the Commonwealth Games in Manchester, South African Natalie Du Toit became the first disabled swimmer to reach a major games final.

2010 Football. Salisbury City decide to delay the appointment of their new manager to succeed Tommy Widdrington.


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