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On this sporting day - Sunday, October 22 - Cassius wins first pro fight (1960) PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, October 22

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

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1878 Rugby. The first floodlit rugby match took place at Broughton, Lancashire.

1949 Football. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is born.

1957 Football. At Old Trafford, Manchester United beat Aston Villa 4-0 in the FA Charity Shield.

1960 Boxing. Cassius Clay won his first fight as a professional boxer.

1972 Football. England goalkeeper Gordon Banks suffered a serious eye injury in a car crash.

1996 Football. Chelsea vice-chairman Matthew Harding dies.

2000 Athletics. Paula Radcliffe won the Great North Run, setting a new European half-marathon record.

2000 Football. Peter Taylor was appointed temporary manager of England.

2000 Motor racing. Michael Schumacher won the Formula 1 title. Ferrari also took the Constructors' title - the first time they had landed the double since 1976.

2001 Snooker. Stephen Lee beat Peter Ebdon to win the LG Cup.

2001 Tennis. Andre Agassi married fellow tennis star Steffi Graf.

2003 Football. Salisbury City drew 0-0 at home to Dorchester Town in a Southern League Eastern Division match. A crowd of 553 were at the Ray Mac.

2006 Motor racing. Fernando Alonso retained his Formula 1 title.

 
On this sporting day - Saturday, October 21 - Happy birthday Geoffrey Boycott (1940) PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, October 21

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1940 Cricket. Yorkshire and England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott is born.

1967 Football. Former Manchester United, Liverpool and England player Paul Ince is born.

1981 Football. Former Spartak Moscow, Manchester United and Inter Milan player Nemanja Vidic is born. He made more than 50 appearances for Serbia.

1981 Football. Tony Morley scores twice as Aston Villa beat East German champions Dynamo Berlin in their European Cup second round first leg tie.

1984 Motor racing. Niki Lauda becomes world champion for the third time.

1990 Motor racing. Ayrton Senna wins the Formula 1 world championship.

2003 Football. Salisbury City drew 1-1 away at Burnham in a Southern League Eastern Division match. Substitute Aaron Turner scored their goal.

2006 Football. Salisbury City's eight-game unbeaten run came to an end with a 1-0 defeat at home to Braintree in front of a crowd of 1,072 at the Ray Mac for the Nationwide Conference South match.

 
On this sporting day - Friday, October 20 - Happy birthday Claudio (1951) PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, October 20

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1951 Football. Former Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri is born. He led the Foxes to a historic Premier League title in 2015/16.

1961 Football. Liverpool and Wales legend Ian Rush is born.

1972 Rugby union. England World Cup winner Will Greenwood is born.

1976 Football. Arsenal suffer a 5-1 defeat at Aston Villa.

1982 Football. Aston Villa win 2-0 in Romania against Dinamo Bucherest in their European Cup second round first leg tie. Gary Shaw scored a goal in each half to silence a crowd of 70,000.

1990 Football. During the match between Arsenal and Manchester United, an incident sparked a fight involving 21 of the players on the pitch.

1994 Football. Alan Buckley was appointed manager of WBA.

1996 Football. Manchester United were beaten 5-0 away at Newcastle United.

2001 Football. In their Southern League Premier Division match at King's Lynn, Salisbury City lose 3-0.

2007 Football. Salisbury City drew 1-1 away at Cambridge United in a Blue Square Premier match. Marvin Brown scored for the Whites.

 
On this sporting day - Thursday, October 19 - Hawthorn crowned world champion (1958) PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, October 19

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

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1954 Football. Former England Sam Allardyce, previously in charge of Sunderland, West Ham United, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United, Bolton Wanderers, Notts County and Blackpool, is born in Dudley. His playing career included spells with Bolton, Sunderland, Millwall, Tampa Bay Rowdies, Coventry City, Huddersfield Town, Preston North End, WBA and Limerick.

1956 Tennis. British tennis player turned TV host Sue Barker is born.

1958 Motor racing. Mike Hawthorn became the first British world motor racing champion.

1962 Boxing. Evander Holyfield is born.

1981 Motor racing. Formula 1 driver Heikki Kovalainen is born.

2002 Football. Everton 16-year-old Wayne Rooney scored a stunning goal to end Arsenal's 30-match unbeaten run.

2002 Football. Salisbury City beat Tonbridge Angels 2-0 in a Southern League Eastern Division game. Gary Funnell and Stuart Brown scored the goals.

2004 Football. In a Ryman League Premier Division match, Salisbury City lost 3-2 away at Hampton & Richmond Borough. Andy Cook and Leigh Phillips were on target for the Whites.

 
On this sporting day - Tuesday, October 17 - Birmingham misses out as Barcelona wins Olympic 92 bid (1986) PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, October 17

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1860 Golf. The first professional golf championship took place at Prestwick in Scotland.

1925 Boxing. Legendary boxing commentator and sports reporter Harry Carpenter is born.

1940 Football. Former Birmingham City, Derby County and Oxford United manager Jim Smith is born.

1968 Football. Former Chelsea and England player Graham Le Saux is born.

1969 Golf. South African golfing superstar Ernie Els is born.

1979 Motor racing. Finnish Formula 1 driver Kimi Raikkonen is born.

1986 Olympics. Barcelona is named as host for the 1992 Olympic Games. Birmingham's bid received just eight votes.

1987 Football. Aston Villa become the first team to score 6,000 goals in the Football League when they drew 1-1 with Bournemouth. Mark Walters scored the goal.

2009 Football. Salisbury City suffer a 3-1 defeat away at Stevenage Borough. Chris Flood scored City's only goal.

2012 Football. England draw 1-1 in Poland in their hastily re-arranged World Cup qualifier.

 
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