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On this sporting day - Wednesday, March 29 - Ali beats Chuvalo (1966) PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Turner   
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 00:00

Wednesday, March 29

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?

1940 Boxing. Joe Louis retains the world heavyweight title by beating Johnny Paycheck in the second round.

1951 Cricket. Former New Zealand captain Geoff Howarth is born.

1959 Cricket. In Lahore, Wes Hall takes a hat-trick.

1966 Boxing. Muhammad Ali beats George Chuvalo to win the heavyweight boxing title.

1970 Football. Manchester City win the European Cup Winners Cup beating Gornik Zabrze 2-1 in Vienna.

1973 Football. Former Ajax and Holland star Marc Overmars is born.

1979 Cricket. Mushtaq Mohammad plays his final Test match.

1987 Wrestling. At Wrestlemania III, 93,173 watch Hulk Hogan beat Andre the Giant.

1994 Cricket. Allan Border plays his final Test match.

2011 Cricket. Sri Lanka reach the final of the ICC World Cup, beating New Zealand in the semi-final.

2011 Football. England draw 1-1 with Ghana in a friendly at Wembley.

2014 Football. A last minute penalty earns Salisbury City a 1-1 draw at home to Kidderminster Harriers.

2015 Cricket. New Zealand and Australia meet in the final of the ODI World Cup,

 
On this sporting day - Tuesday, March 28 - Cambridge triumph in boat race after Oxford sink (1925) PDF Print E-mail
On this sporting day - On This Day
Written by Mike Turner   
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 00:00

Tuesday, March 28

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?

1891 Cricket. Dick Pilling, known as the Prince of wicketkeepers, dies. He played for England from 1881-1888.

1891 Weight-lifting. The first World Weight-lifting Championships are held.

1897 Football. German football coach Sepp Herberger is born.

1919 Baseball. American baseball player Vic Raschi is born.

1925 Rowing. Cambridge won the boat race after Oxford sank.

1949 Cricket. Pakistan batsman Shafiq Ahmed is born.

1953 Athletics. Olympic gold medal winning decathlete James Francis Thorpe dies aged 64.

1955 Cricket. England bowl New Zealand out for just 26 at Eden Park. It was the lowest Test total in history.

1956 Athletics. German discus thrower Evelin Jahl is born - won two Olympic gold medals.

1956 Cricket. Sri Lankan spinner Asoka De Silva is born. He played in ten Tests between 1985 and 1991.

1957 Curling. The first National Curling Championships are held.

1962 Cricket. Gibbs takes a remarkable 8-6 to help West Indies beat India.

1965 Football. Former Wolverhampton Wanderers and England striker Steve Bull is born.

1968 Cricket. Former Essex and England captain turned TV pundit Nasser Hussain is born.

1968 Television. Former Soccer AM presenter Tim Lovejoy is born.

1972 Basketball. Wilt Chamberlain plays his last pro basketball game.

1974 Snooker. English snooker player Mark King is born.

1980 Athletics. Olympic gold medallist Jesse Owens dies aged 66.

1981 Cricket. Viv Richards scores a century in the first Test at his home Antigua.

1990 Basketball. Michael Jordan scores 69 points in a game - the fourth time he scored more than 60.

1990 Football. England win 1-0 against Brazil at Wembley.

1995 Cricket. Queensland beat South Australia to win Sheffield Shield.

2001 Football. England beat Albania 3-1 in a 2002 World Cup qualifier.

2005 Football. Salisbury City draw 0-0 with Eastleigh in front of a crowd of 1,151 at the Ray Mac - the club's highest attendance of their Ryman League Premier Division campaign.

2007 Football. England beat Andorra 3-0 in a Euro 2008 qualifier.

2014 Football. Former Salisbury City player-manager Darrell Clarke is appointed manager at Bristol Rovers. Although he failed to keep them up in the final weeks of the season, he delivered Rovers back to the Football League at the first time of asking.

 
On this sporting day - Monday, March 27 - Pickles finds World Cup (1966) PDF Print E-mail
On this sporting day - On This Day
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Monday, 27 March 2017 00:42

Monday, March 27

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?

1859 Cricket. Australia's George Giffin is born. Became one of the country's best all-rounders.

1879 Baseball. American baseball player and manager Miller Huggins is born.

1942 Boxing. Joe Louis knocks out Abe Simon in six rounds to retain the heavyweight title.

1955 Horse racing. Trainer Kim Brassey is born.

1957 Swimming. British swimmer Duncan Goodhew, who won gold at the 1980 Olympics,  is born.

1966 Football. The Jules Rimet Trophy, missing for a week after being stolen from a stamp exhibition in London, was found by a dog called Pickles.

1971 Motor racing. Scottish Formula 1 racer David Coulthard is born.

1972 Football. Former Chelsea and Holland player Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is born.

1973 Cricket. England's Dennis Amiss is out for 99 in the Test match against Pakistan. It was his third innings of 99 for his country.

1983 Boxing. Larry Holmes defeats Lucien Rodriguez in 12 rounds to win heavyweight title.

1988 Ice skating. USA's Brian Boitano wins the men's figure skating Championship in Budapest.

1997 Football. Liverpool player Robbie Fowler is fined £900 by UEFA for wearing a t-shirt showing his support for the striking dockers in a European Cup Winners Cup tie.

2007 Football. Salisbury City are held 0-0 at home by Hayes in a Nationwide Conference South game.

2008 Football. Matt Tubbs scores Salisbury City's only goal in their 1-0 win against Stevenage Borough in the Blue Square Premier. 1,211 were at the Ray Mac.

2010 Football. Salisbury beat Kidderminster Harriers 1-0 in a Blue Square Premier match. Matt Tubbs (pictured) scores the decisive goal.

2013 Football. The Wanderers beat South Newton & Wishford 4-1 to win the Charity A Cup final.

2015 Football. England beat Lithuania 4-0 at Wembley in a Euro 2016 qualifier, Substitute Harry Kane scores within minutes of making his international debut.

2016 Rowing. Cambridge won the boat race for the first time since 2012. Oxford had earlier won the women's race.

 
On this sporting day - Sunday, March 26 - Foreman sees off Norton in two rounds (1974) PDF Print E-mail
On this sporting day - On This Day
Written by Mike Turner   
Sunday, 26 March 2017 00:00

Sunday, March 26

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?

1839 Rowing. The Henley Rowing Regatta was held for the first time.

1889 Cricket. South Africa's Bernard Tancred carries his bat for an unbeaten 26 against England at Newlands as SA score just 47. In the follow-on, SA are all out for 43. Johnny Briggs takes 7-17 and 8-11.

1974 Boxing. George Foreman defeats Ken Norton in the second round of heavyweight title bout.

1975 Rugby union. Scottish international and 2005 British Lions squad member Gordon Bulloch is born.

1980 Football. England beat Spain 2-0 in a friendly.

1982 Football. Spanish footballer Mikel Arteta is born.

1986 Football. England defeat USSR 1-0 in a friendly international.

2005 Football. Salisbury City beat Kingstonian 4-0 in a Ryman Premier Division match. On target for the Whites were Aaron Cook, Craig Davis, Matt Tubbs and Shaun Hale.

2011 Cricket. England's ICC World Cup campaign ended at the quarter-final stage at the hands of Sri Lanka, who reached their target without losing a wicket.

2011 Football. Salisbury City's Zamaretto Southern League Premier Division game at home to Brackley Town is abandoned with just six minutes to go after a torrential storm at the Ray Mac. City were winning 3-2 at the time courtesy of goals by Jake Reid, Chris Shephard (pictured) and Brian Dutton.

2011 Football. England beat Wales 2-0 in their Euro 2012 qualifier at the Millennium Stadium.

2011 Football. Downton clinch promotion to the Premier Division of the Sydenhams League (Wessex) with a 3-0 home win against Petersfield Town.

2014 Football. Salisbury City lose 3-0 at home to Cambridge United in the Skrill Conference Premier.

2016 Football. England win 3-2 against Germany in a friendly in Berlin after trailing 0-2.

 

 

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On this sporting day - Saturday, March 25 - Bournemouth boss Bradbury departs (2012) PDF Print E-mail
On this sporting day - On This Day
Written by Mike Turner   
Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

Saturday, March 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?

1876 Football. Scotland beat Wales 4-0 in Glasgow in the first football international match.

1889 Cricket. Cape Town play England in the first Test match staged at Newlands.

1896 Olympics. The Modern Olympics began in Athens, Greece.

1916 Boxing. Women are permitted to attend a boxing match for the first time.

1932 Baseball. Woody Woodson Held is born.

1934 Golf. Horton Smith wins the first Golf Masters Championship, scoring a 284.

1938 Horse racing. Battleship becomes the first US-bred horse to win the Grand National.

1973 Cricket. Majid Khan and Mushtaq Mohammad are both out for 99 in Test match against England.

1978 Rowing. Oxford won the boat race after Cambridge sank a mile from the finishing line.

1992 Cricket. Pakistan beat England by 22 runs to win World Cup.

2002 Sports commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme dies. He was perhaps best known for his 'They think it's all over...it is now' remark as England scored a fourth goal in the 1966 World Cup Final.

2012 Darts. Darts legend Jocky Wilson dies, aged 62.

2012 Football. AFC Bournemouth part company with manager Lee Bradbury.

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