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On this sporting day - On This Day
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Saturday, 12 August 2017 01:00

Saturday, August 12

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

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1886 Cricket. At the Oval, against Australia, WG Grace makes 170 - his highest Test score.

1924 Cricket. England pace bowler Derek Shackleton is born.

1928 Olympics. The ninth Olympic Games, held in Amsterdam, close.

1935 Baseball. 41,766 turn out to watch Babe Ruth's final game at Fenway Park.

1940 Cricket. South African all-rounder Eddie Barlow is born.

1966 Football. Les Ferdinand, who played for Spurs, Newcastle United and England, is born.

1969 Cricket. West Indian batsman Stuart Williams is born.

1971 Tennis. Pete Sampras is born.

1981 Football. French international Djibril Cisse is born.

1984 Olympics. The 23rd Games, held in Los Angeles close.

1995 Cricket. Brian Lara scores 152 at Trent Bridge - his sixth test century.

2001 Football. Liverpool beat Manchester United 1-0 to win the Community Shield.

2012 Olympics. The London Games close with a spectacular closing ceremony featuring The Who, Ray Davies, Take That and The Spice Girls. With the Games now bound for Brazil in 2016, Pele also makes an appearance.

 

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