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Thursday, 03 August 2017 01:00

Thursday, August 3

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?

1921 Baseball. Due to a technicality, eight Chicago White Sox accused in the Black Sox scandal are acquitted. However, they are all thrown out of baseball.

1924 Cycling. Piet Moeskops regains the World sprint championship.

1933 Cricket. Australian pace bowler Pat Crawford is born.

1949 Basketball. The Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League merge to form the National Basketball Association (NBA).

1952 Olympics. The 15th Olympic Games close in Helsinki.

1953 Football. Former Spurs star and Argentina international Ossie Ardiles is born.

1955 Athletics. Roger Moens sets a new 800m world record of 1:45.7.

1956 Athletics. USA's Willie Williams sets a new 100m record of 10.1.

1957 Football. John Charles moved from Leeds United to Italian side Juventus for a fee of £65,000.

1971 Football. Pickles, the dog who famously discovered the missing Jules Rimet Trophy in March 1966, prior to that summer's World Cup Finals, died while chasing a rabbit - strangling himself on his lead.

1980 Olympics. The 22nd Olympic Games, staged in Moscow, close.

1994 Football. Wolves and England footballing legend Billy Wright died.

1997 Golf. Phil Mickelson wins golf's Sprint International.

1999 Football. Thierry Henry signed for Arsenal for £10-million.


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Golf Tips

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