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Friday, September 8

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

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1888 Football. In one of the first six Football League matches to be played, Aston Villa drew 1-1 with Wolves at Dudley Road. It was only decided a couple of weeks later that each side would receive one point for the draw. Wolves took the lead via a Gershom Cox own goal - the first in the league!

1929 Football. English player Roger Byrne is born.

1934 Tennis. Fred Perry wins the 54th US Open, beating Wilmer Allison in four sets.

1946 Tennis. Jack Krame beats Tom Brown jnr 9-7, 6-3, 6-0, to win the men's singles at the 66th US Open.

1968 Tennis. Virginia Wade beat Billie Jean King to win the US Open.

1969 Football. Former Newcastle United and Wales player Gary Speed is born.

1969 Tennis. Rod Laver wins US Open, beating Tony Roche in four sets.

1973 Tennis. MS Cort defeats Evonne Goolagong Cawley 7-6, 5-7, 6-2 in the womens final of the 87th US Open.

1981 Football. Morten Gamst Pedersen is born in Norway.

1984 Cricket. Former England opening batsman Frank Lowson dies.

1984 Tennis. Martina Navratilova wins the 98th US Open, defeating Chris Mills 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

1991 Tennis. Stefan Edberg wins the men's singles title at the 111th US Open, beating Jim Courier in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4, 6-0.

1994 Sports media. British sports commentator Arthur Rex Alston dies aged 93.

1996 Tennis. Pete Sampras beats Michael Chang to win 116th US Open men's singles title.

2002 Cricket. West Indian Laurie Williams dies.

2003 Cricket. On the final day of the fifth Test against South Africa, England stage one of the sport's greatest comebacks - a nine-wicket victory squaring the series 2-2.

2003 Football. Manchester United chief executive Peter Kenyon moved to Chelsea.

2005 Football. Former Manchester United, Coventry City and Republic of Ireland player Noel Cantwell dies, aged 73.

2014 Football. England beat Switzerland 2-0 in Basle in their opening Euro 2016 qualifier.


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