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Thursday, 31 August 2017 05:45

Thursday, August 31

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

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1905 Tennis. Beals C Wright wins the men's singles title at the 25th US Open, beating Holcombe Ward 6-2, 6-1, 11-9.

1908 Cricket. 60-year-old WG Grace finished his final cricket season.

1913 Football. In Eindhoven, Holland, football club PSV is formed.

1935 Baseball. Player turned manager Frank Robinson is born.

1946 Football. After a seven-year absence, league football returned to England. The fixtures for the new 1946-47 season were exactly the same as those for the abandoned 1939-40 season.

1955 Athletics. US hurdler Edwin Corley Moses is born in Dayton (see 1983)

1959 Tennis. Australia beats the USA 3-2 in New York to win the 48th Davis Cup.

1968 Cricket. Garfield Sobers becomes the first cricketer to hit six sixes in an over.

1970 Tennis. USA beats Germany 5-0 to win the 59th Davis Cup.

1972 Athletics. In Munich, Lasse Viren sets a new Olympic and world record of 27:38.4 in the 10,000m.

1972 Athletics. Russian gymnast Olga Korbut wins an Olympic gold medal.

1972 Swimming. American swimming sensation Mark Spitz won five of his seven gold medals at the Munich Olympics.

1979 Tennis. At the US Open, 16-year-old Tracy Austin defeats 14-year-old Andrea Jaeger.

1981 Cricket. Dirk Wellham scores 103 on his Test debut against England at Lord's.

1982 Football. Spanish footballer Jose Reina is born.

1983 Athletics. USA athlete Ed Moses sets a 400m hurdles record of 47.02 in Koblenz.

1987 Golf. Curtis Strange's earnings for the year rise to $697,385 - a new record high.

2000 Golf. Colin Montgomerie was given a two-stroke penalty after showing up late to tee off at the BMW International Open in Munich.

2004 Football. Everton youngster Wayne Rooney signed for Manchester United for £20-million.

2009 Football. Matt Tubbs scores a hat-trick as Salisbury City beat Hayes & Yeading United 4-3 in their Blue Square Premier match.

2013 Football. Salisbury City beat FC Halifax Town 3-1 at the Ray Mac. The Yorkshire side had two players sent off before half-time.


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