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On this sporting day - Sunday, June 25 - India's cricketers win World Cup (1983) PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 25 June 2017 01:00

Sunday, June 25

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?

1921 Golf. At St Andrews, Jock Hutchison shoots a 296 to win the 56th British Open.

1932 Cricket. India play their first Test against England at Lord's. The three-day match was won by England by 158 runs - skipper Jardine spared England's blushes with an unbeaten 85 in the second innings to swing the game back in their favour.

1935 Boxing. Joe Louis defeats Primo Carnera at the Yankee Stadium.

1947 Boxing. Joe Louis knocks out Jersey Joe Walcott in the 11th round to win heavyweight title.

1960 Football. Former Liverpool and Australia player Craig Johnson is born.

1963 Football. Derek Dougan leaves Aston Villa to sign for Peterborough United.

1969 Tennis. The then longest match in Wimbledon history takes place - Pancho Gonzalez beats Charles Pasarell in a 112 game, five hours and 12 minutes marathon.

1973 Football. Footballer turned TV pundit Jamie Redknapp is born in Barton on Sea, Hampshire. His playing career included spells with Bournemouth, Liverpool, Spurs and Southampton. He also made 17 appearances for England.

1978 Football. Argentina beat Holland 3-1 in the World Cup at Buenos Aires.

1983 Cricket. India beat West Indies by 43 runs to win Cricket World Cup.

1988 Football. Holland beat USSR 2-0 to win Euro 1988.

1991 Tennis. Martina Navratilova wins a record 100th singles match at Wimbledon.

2016 Football. Wales reach the last eight of Euro 16 in France by beating Northern Ireland 1-0.

 
On this sporting day - Saturday, June 24 - More penalty heartbreak for England at Euros (2004 & 2012) PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 24 June 2017 00:30

Saturday, June 24

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?

1894 Olympics. The International Olympic Committee decrees that the modern Olympics will be staged every four years.

1895 Boxing. Jack Dempsey is born. (Heavyweight champion 1919-1926).

1910 Golf. James Braid wins the 50th British Open, carding a 299 at St Andrews.

1924 Rugby League. Australian player Brian Bevan is born.

1928 Golf. The 32nd US Open is won by Johnny Farrell, who shoots a 294 at Olympia Fields.

1931 Golf. Golfer Billy Casper is born in San Diego, California.

1936 Baseball. Joe DiMaggio becomes only the fifth player to hit two home runs in one innings as Yanks beat Browns 18-4.

1945 Tennis. Dutch tennis player Betty Stove is born.

1960 Cricket. Geoff Griffin takes a hat-trick at Lord's for South Africa against England.

1968 Cricket. Australia are bowled out for just 78 by England at Lord's.

1978 Football. Spanish footballer Luis Garcia is born.

1982 Football. West Ham United's Kevin Nolan is born.

1987 Football. Argentinian star Lionel Messi is born.

2004 Football. At Euro 2004 in Lisbon, England draw 1-1 with Portugal after extra time. But they exited the competition after losing a penalty shoot-out 6-5.

2007 Football. Former Wolves and Northern Ireland captain Derek Dougan dies.

2012 Football. England exit Euro 2012 in Kiev at the quarter-final stage after losing a penalty shoot-out against Italy. The tie had ended 0-0 after extra time.

 
On this sporting day - Friday, June 23 - Windies win World Cup (1979) PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 23 June 2017 01:00

Friday, June 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?

1894 Olympics. The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne in Paris following an initiative by Baron Pierre de Coubertin.

1916 Cricket. England opener Len Hutton is born.

1922 Golf. At Royal St George, Walter Hagen shoots a 300 to win the 57th British Open.

1955 Football. French footballer and former Fulham manager Jean Tigana is born.

1969 Boxing. Joe Frazier beats Jerry Quarry in the eighth round to win heavyweight title.

1972 Football. French star Zinedine Zidane is born.

1976 Football. Former Arsenal player Patrick Viera is born.

1979 Cricket. West Indies beat England by 92 runs to win Cricket World Cup.

2007 Baseball. American baseball player Rod Beck dies.

 
On this sporting day - Thursday, June 22 - Maradona's 'hand of God' aids England's exit (1986) PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:08

Thursday, June 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?

 

1874 Chess. World chess champion and designer of chess pieces Howard Staunton dies.

1911 Swimming. Marie Philipsen-Braun, who won gold at the 1928 Olympics is born.

1921 Athletics. Paavo Nurmi runs a world record 10,000m in a time of 30:40.2.

1937 Boxing. Joe Louis knocks out James J Braddock in the 18th round to win the heavyweight title.

1938 Boxing. At Yankee Stadium, after just two minutes and four seconds of the first round, Joe Louis knocks out Max Schmeling to win heavyweight title.

1946 Cricket. Alec Bedser takes 7-49 against India on the first day of his first Test match.

1965 Cricket. Freddie Trueman ends his Test career at Lord's against New Zealand.

1966 Cricket. South African pace bowler Meyrick Pringle is born.

1979 Boxing. Larry Holmes beats Mike Waever by a technical knockout in the 12th round to win heavyweight title.

1981 Tennis. At Wimbledon, John McEnroe falls foul of the umpire after a number of calls go against him.

1986 Football. Argentina beat England 2-1 in the 1986 World Cup finals in Mexico. Maradona scores both goals for the Argentinians to seal England's exit - one was a classic World Cup goal the other was somewhat controversial!

1989 Athletics. Hurdler Lee Calhoun, who won gold at the 1956 and 1960 Olympics, dies.

1997 Golf. Ernie Els wings the Buick Classic.

1998 Football. Romania beat England 2-1 at the World Cup finals in France.

2012 Football. At Euro 2012, Germany defeat Greece 4-2 to move into the semi-finals.

2012 Horse-racing. In her Diamond Jubilee year, the Queen has a winner at Royal Ascot. The Duke of Edinburgh presents her with the Queen's Vase as winning owner of Estimate. Ryan Moore was the winning jockey aboard the 3/1 favourite. It was the Queen's 21st win at the royal meeting, but her first since 1999.

 
On this sporting day - Wednesday, June 21 - Jacklin wins the US Open (1970) PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 June 2017 00:11

Wednesday, June 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?

1907 Golf. Alec Ross shoots a 302 at Phila Cricket Club to win the 13th US Open.

1937 Cricket. England international John Edrich is born.

1938 Cricket. Don Bradman scores 101 not out in just 77 mins for Australia against Lancashire.

1955 Football. French player and future head of UEFA, Michel Platini is born.

1965 Golf. Gary Player wins the 65th US Open, carding a 282 at Bellerive Country Club in St Louis.

1970 Golf. Britain's Tony Jacklin wins the 70th US open, shooting a 281 at Hazeltine National.

1970 Football. Brazil beat Italy 4-1 to win World Cup in Mexico. It was Brazil's third World Cup triumph.

1971 Golf. Lee Trevino wins the 71st US Open, shooting a 280 at Merion.

1973 American football. Notre Dame coach Frank Leahy dies, aged 64.

1975 Cricket. West Indies win the World Cup, beating Australia by 17 runs.

1989 Athletics. Hurdler Lee Quency Calhoun, who won Olympic gold in 1956 and 1960, dies aged 56.

1990 Baseball. At Yankee Stadium, Nelson Mandela dons a NY Yankee cap and proclaims: "I am a Yankee!"

1992 Cricket. Ian Botham and Allan Lamb play their final Test matches for England.

1994 Tennis. At Wimbledon, against Lorrie McNeal, Steffi Graf becomes the first defending champion to lose in the first round of a major tournament.

2002 Boxing. Lennox Lewis retains WBC world heavyweight crown beating Mike Tyson with an eighth round knockout.

2015 Motor sport. Nico Rosberg wins the Austrian Grand Prix. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton was second.

2015 Tennis. Andy Murray wins the Queen's Club title for a record-equaling fourth time. The Scot joins John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt on a quartet of successes at the event. Murray had to play twice in a day after rain delayed his semi-final match with Victor Troicki. He finally won that contest at 12.19pm and was back on court at 2.41pm to take on Kevin Anderson.

 
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