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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 00:28

Wednesday, August 30

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

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1884 Boxing. Jack Dempsey wins the middleweight title in his first fight wearing boxing gloves.

1904 Athletics. Thomas Hicks wins the marathon at the third Olympic Games in a time of 3:28.53.

1926 Cricket. Surrey's Jack Hobbs scores an unbeaten 316 against Middlesex at Lord's.

1930 Football. Aston Villa kicked off the new football season with a 4-3 win at Old Trafford. Pongo Waring scored all four goals. He went on to net 49 goals that season.

1937 Boxing. Joe Louis beats Tommy Farr in 15 rounds to win the heavyweight title.

1937 Motor racing. New Zealand racing driver Bruce McLaren is born. Founder of race team.

1943 Ski-ing. French star Jean Claude Killy is born. Wins three gold medals at the 1968 Olympics.

1949 Cricket. Worcestershire's Roly Jenkins takes his second hat-trick of the game against Surrey.

1951 Football. England striker Peter Withe is born in Liverpool. Won a European Cup winners medal after scoring the only goal of the final for Aston Villa against Bayern Munich. Also played for Southport, Barrow, Wolves, Birmingham City, Nottingham Forest, Newcastle United and Sheffield United.

1955 Archery. Richard 'Butch' Johnson is born in Worcester, USA. Won Olympic gold in 1992 and 1996.

1969 Golf. The 69th US Amateur Golf Championship is won by Steve Melnyk.

1972 Football. The FA made it clear that a player could only be booked once during a game - a second offence that needed a caution would result in being sent off.

1979 Cricket. England all-rounder Ian Botham completes 1,000 runs and 100 wickets in his 21 Test match.

1979 Tennis. At the US Open, John McEnroe beats Ilie Nastase 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 after being reinstated following being defaulted by the umpire.

1982 Tennis. US player Andy Roddick is born. He held the fastest serve in the game at 155mph.

1987 Athletics. Canada's Ben Johnson runs the 10mm in a world record 9.83 seconds.

1991 Athletics. The longest surviving world record in athletics was broken when Mike Powell leapt 8.95m in the long jump. The previous record had been set at the 1968 Mexico Olmypics by Bob Beamon.

1992 Golf. The 92nd US Amateur Golf Championship is won by Justin Leonard.

1996 Boxing. Frank Bruno announced his retirement.

1997 Tennis. At the US Open, Greg Rusedski becomes the first player to serve two 141mph serves in a match.

2016 Cricket. In the one-day international with Pakistan at Trent Bridge, England score a monumental 444-3 - the highest total ever in aODI game. Alex Hales' 171 was also the best ever ODI score by an Englishman, beating Robin Smith's record which had stood for 23 years. Jos Buttler then hit the quickest 50 by an England player in just 22 balls. Pakistan were later bowled out for 275 as England completed a series win


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