On This Day in Sport – Oct 30

By Kris Smith

1937: A crowd of 68,029, the highest recorded for a non-top-flight league match, watched Aston Villa’s Second Division game against Coventry.

1937: Manchester United named an academy graduate in their match day squad and they have done it every match since.

1974: Muhammad Ali becomes the second boxer, after Floyd Patterson, to regain the world heavyweight title when he knocked out George Foreman in the eighth round in the ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ in Kinshasa, Zaire.

2003: The Football Association suspended four Arsenal players and handed out fines totalling £275,000 for indiscipline in a Premiership match against Manchester United at Old Trafford in September which ended goalless.

2005: Golfer Colin Montgomerie clinched his eighth European Tour Order of Merit title after finishing joint third in the Volvo Masters at Valderrama.

2006: Craig Levein was appointed manager of Dundee United after Craig Brewster left the Tannadice club.

2008: AC Milan announced the loan signing of England midfielder David Beckham from the Los Angeles Galaxy.

 

Sport-stars celebrating their birthdays today include;

Sir Ian McGeechan, the Four-times British Lions coach and also a former Scotland coach turns 72 today.

Diego Maradona, Argentinian great and World Cup winner in 1986 celebrates in 58thbirthday.

Former Aston Villa, Wolves and Cardiff goalkeeper, Michael Oakes is 45 today.

Ex-Southampton, Crystal Palace and Sheffield United striker, Neil Shipperley marks his 44thbirthday.

 

SPORTS QUIZ

1 What do only Nico Rosberg and Damon Hill have in common among Formula One drivers?

2 At its largest, what measures 61m by 30m under international regulations?

3 The nine-hole Royal Household golf course is set in the grounds of which castle?

4 What links Giorgio Chiellini, Branislov Ivanovic and Otman Bakkal?

5 Former Wales winger Nigel Walker also represented his country at the 1984 Olympics in which event?

 

Answers:

1. Their fathers also won world championships.

2. Ice hockey rink.

3. Windsor.

4. Luis Suarez has bitten them.

5. 110m hurdles.

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