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On this sporting day - Tuesday, May 23 - Milan beat Benfica in Euro final (1990) PDF Print E-mail
On this sporting day - On This Day
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Tuesday, 23 May 2017 01:00

Tuesday, May 23

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

If it's your birthday - which sports stars do you share your special day with?

1918 Cricket. Legendary England batsman Denis Compton is born in Hendon, Middlesex. An illustrious sporting career saw him play in 78 Tests for his country and also play football for Arsenal.

1923 Cricket. Indian pace bowler Nirode Chowdhury is born.

1926 Baseball. Hack Wilson becomes the first player to hit a home run off the Wrigley Field scoreboard.

1936 Horse racing. Robert Sangster is born in Manchester. He was British flat racing champion owner five times - his horses won two Epsom Derbys, four Irish Derbys, two French Derbys, three Prix de l'Arc de Triomphes and a Melbourne Cup.

1944 Tennis. Australian tennis champion John Newcombe is born. He won Wimbledon three times.

1948 Baseball. Joe DiMaggio hits three consecutive home runs.

1951 Chess. Soviet world chess champion Anatoli Karpov is born.

1954 Boxing. American boxer Marvin Hagler is born.

1963 Football. Aston Villa lose 3-1 to rivals Birmingham City in the first leg of the League Cup Final. One of the worst winters in British history had caused many matches to be postponed, hence the final not being played until the middle of May.

1966 Cricket. Worcester and England cricketer Graeme Hick MBE is born in Zimbabwe.

1968 Football. AC Milan win the European Cup Winners Cup in Rotterdam beating Hamburg 2-0.

1972 Motor racing. Brazilian F1 driver Rubens Barrichello is born.

1973 Rugby union. England World Cup winner Richard Hill (pictured) is born in Dormansland, Surrey. A Bishop Wordsworth's School pupil, he began his career with Salisbury Rugby Club. He then joined Saracens and played 71 times for England and five times for the British Lions.



1977 Football. Andy Gray scores a hat-trick for Aston Villa as they complete their Division One campaign with a win against WBA. Gray's 25 goals meant he was the league's leading scorer - the first time a Villa player had topped the list since Pongo Waring in 1931.

1979 Cricket. The first edition of Wisden Cricket Monthly is published.

1984 Football. Anderlecht and Tottenham Hotspur draw 1-1 on the night and 2-2 on aggregate in the 13th UEFA Cup Final. Spurs win a penalty shoot out 4-3.

1990 Football. In Vienna, AC Milan win the European Cup Final, beating Benfica 1-0.

1999 Football. Referee Arthur Ellis dies. He was also a referee on the TV series It's A Knockout.

2016 Football. Less than 48 hours after winning the FA Cup, Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is sacked.

 
On this sporting day - Monday, May 22 - Farewell to Rocky (1990) PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 May 2017 00:44

Monday, May 22

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

If it's your birthday - which sports stars do you share your special day with?

1907 Cricket. Albert Trott takes two hat-tricks in an innings for Middlesex against Somerset.

1946 Football. Manchester United and Northern Ireland superstar George Best is born.

1946 Football. Everton footballing legend Howard Kendall is born.

1963 Football. AC Milan win the European Cup, beating Benfica at Wembley 2-1. Eusebio put the Portuguese side in front on 18 minutes only for the tournament's top scorer Jose Altafini to score twice early in the second half to take his tally to 14 in the competition.

1974 Football. Graham Fenton is born in Wallsend. He joined Blackburn Rovers for £1.5million in 1995.

1980 Football. Aston Villa sign Peter Withe from Newcastle United for £500,000 - a club record for Villa who beat Everton and Leeds United for his signature.

1982 Football. QPR and Tottenham Hotspur drew 1-1 at Wembley in the final of the FA Cup (Spurs won the replay five days later 1-0).

1985 Football. Real Madrid win the UEFA Cup.

1987 Tennis. Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic is born.

1990 Boxing. Boxer, writer and actor Rocky Graziano dies aged 71.

1991 Football. Inter Milan win the UEFA Cup.

1999 Football. Manchester United beat Newcastle United 2-0 at Wembley to win the FA Cup - the second part of an unprecedented treble.

2004 Football. Manchester United beat Millwall 3-0 at the Millennium Stadium to win the FA Cup. Salisbury referee Roger East was among the match officials at the Cardiff venue.

2011 Football. On the final day of the season, defeats against Spurs and Manchester United, respectively, mean Birmingham City and Blackpool are relegated from the Barclays Premiership along with West Ham United.

2016 Football. Hereford, who beat Salisbury in the semi-final, lose their FA Vase final at Wembley 1-4 to Morpeth Town.

 
On this sporting day - Sunday, May 21 - Brave Henry beaten by Ali (1966) PDF Print E-mail
On this sporting day - On This Day
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Sunday, 21 May 2017 01:00

Sunday, May 21

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

If it's your birthday - which sports stars do you share your special day with?

1878 Horse racing. The fourth Kentucky Derby is won by Jimmy Carter aboard Day Star.

1891 Boxing. Boxers Peter Jackson and Jim Corbett fight to a draw in 61 rounds.

1904 Football. The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is formed in Paris.

1930 Baseball. Babe Ruth hits three consecutive home runs for the New York Yankees.

1966 Boxing. Muhammad Ali defeats Henry Cooper in a heavyweight title contest at Wembley.

1971 Football. Chelsea win the European Cup Winners' Cup in Athens.

1977 Football. South African Quinton Fortune is born.

1977 Football. Manchester United beat Liverpool 2-1 in the FA Cup Final.

1983 Football. Manchester United and Brighton & Hove Albion draw 2-2 in the FA Cup final at Wembley.

1993 Cricket. Despite Robin Smith's 167, England lose their Texaco Trophy match to Australia.

1994 Swimming. English diver Tom Daley is born.

2005 Football. Arsenal win the FA Cup 5-4 on penalties against Manchester United after the final at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium ends in a 0-0 draw.

2006 Ice hockey. The Swedish team Tre Kronor win gold at the World Championships - becoming the first nation to hold both the World and Olympic titles in the same year.

2016 Cricket. England beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 88 runs to win the first Test at Headingley inside three days. Having posted 298 all out, England bowled the tourists out for 119 and invited them to bat again. In their second innings, James Anderson took 5-29 to complete a ten-wicket haul in what was the 13th shortest in Test history.

2016 Football. Manchester United beat Crystal Palace 2-1 after extra time to win the FA Cup.

 
On this sporting day - Saturday, May 20 - Chelsea beat Villa before Wembley is demolished (2000) PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 20 May 2017 01:00

Saturday, May 20

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

If it's your birthday - which sports stars do you share your special day with?

1879 Horse racing. Charlie Shauer wins the fifth Kentucky Derby aboard Lord Murphy.

1900 Olympics. The second modern Olympics begin in Paris - the Games last five months.

1942 Athletics. British long-jumper Lynn Davies is born.

1944 Cricket. Essex and England captain Keith Fletcher is born.

1952 Football. Cameroon football legend Roger Milla is born.

1965 Cricket. Yorkshire are bowled out for just 23 runs against Hampshire at Middlesbrough.

1967 Football. At Wembley, Spurs beat Chelsea 2-1 in the FA Cup final.

1979 Golf. Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic.

1981 Football. Ipswich Town win the UEFA Cup.

1982 Football. Chelsea's Czech-born goalkeeper Petr Cech is born.

1983 Boxing. Larry Holmes beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 rounds to win heavyweight title.

1985 Boxing. Larry Holmes beats Carl Williams for heavyweight title.

1987 Football. In Dundee, Gutenborg win the UEFA Cup.

1989 Football. Liverpool beat Everton 3-2 in the FA Cup final.

1997 Football. Chelsea beat Middlesbrough 2-0 in the FA Cup final.

2000 Football. Chelsea beat Aston Villa in the last FA Cup final staged before the demolition of Wembley Stadium.

2007 Rugby union. Wasps are crowned European champions for the second time in four seasons, denying Leicester the treble.

2015 Football. Sunderland secure their Premier League status with a goalless draw away at Arsenal. Only Hull City and Newcastle United can now join already relegated QPR and Burnley in the Championship next season.

 
On this sporting day - Friday, May 19 - Sir Alex bows out with a ten-goal thriller (2013) PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 19 May 2017 00:51

Friday, May 19

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

If it's your birthday - which sports stars do you share your special day with?

1910 Cricket. Noted batsman Alan Melvile is born in Carnarvon, South Africa.

1918 Swimming. Florence Chadwick - the first swimmer to swim the English Channel both ways - is born in San Diego.

1928 Motor sport. Lotus Cars founder Colin Chapman is born.

1931 Motor racing. British racing driver Bob Anderson is born.

1965 Football. West Ham United win the European Cup Winners Cup at Wembley, beating 1860 Munich 2-0 - Alan Sealey scores two goals in two minutes (70 and 72).

1970 Golf. South Korean golfer Choi Kyung-Ju is born.

1972 Athletics. British 400m hurdler Chris Rawlinson is born.

1976 Football. Liverpool draw 1-1 at Club Brugge to win the UEFA Cup 4-3 on aggregate.

1978 Football. Former Brentford, Crystal Palace, Ipswich Town, Everton, Wigan Athletic and Birmingham City striker Marcus Bent is born in Hammersmith. He had loan spells with both Middlesbrough and QPR during the 2009/10 season.

1979 Football. Athletico Madrid's Uruguayan star Diego Forlan is born in Montivideo. His goals against Fulham in 2010 helped his side win the Europa League Final.

1984 Football. Everton beat Watford 1-0 at Wembley to win the FA Cup.

2007 Football. Chelsea win the FA Cup, beating Manchester United 1-0 after extra time in the final at Wembley in front of a crowd of 89,826. Didier Drogba scored the winner.

2013 Cricket. England win their Test with New Zealand at Lord's on the fourth day.

2013 Football. Sir Alex Ferguson's last game in charge of Manchester United (v WBA) ends in a 5-5 draw.

2013 Football. Yeovil Town are promoted to the Championship after winning their play-off final

 
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