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Monday, 04 September 2017 00:12

Monday, September 4

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

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1919 Tennis. William M Johnston beats William Tilden in straight sets to win the 39th US Open men's singles title.

1922 Athletics. Paavo Nurmi runs the 2,000m in a world record time of 5:26.3 minutes.

1934 Cricket. Don Bradman scores 149 not out against England. His innings lasts 104 minutes and included 17 fours and four sixes.

1937 Swimming. Australian swimmer Dawn Fraser, who won eight Olympic medals, is born in New South Wales. Three of her medals were gold for the 100m freestyle (1956, 1960 and 1964).

1949 Golf. US golfer Tom Watson is born.

1956 Swimming. Shane Gould, who won three gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games, is born.

1966 Motor racing. Jack Brabham becomes the first man to win the World Drivers' Championship in a car he built.

1972 Swimming. Mark Spitz wins his seventh gold medal at the Munich Olympic Games.

1985 Athletics. Igor Paklin of the USSR sets a new high jump world record of 7-11 12

1998 Golf. Cindy Crawford broke a photographer's hand as she attempted to tee off at the International Masters Tournament in Switzerland.

1999 Football. Turkey's Arif Erdem scores three goals in a four-minute spell to end Northern Ireland's hopes of qualifying for the Euro 2000 finals.

2000 Cricket. England beat the West Indies in the fifth Test at The Oval.

2007 Football. Salisbury City are beaten 4-0 away at league leaders Torquay United in a Blue Square Premier match in front of a crowd of 3,215.

2016 Football. New England manager Sam Allardyce kicks off his tenure with a 1-0 win in Slovakia. A late Adam Lallana goal secured victory in the world Cup qualifier.

 

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