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Tuesday: Despite suffering from a back problem, US athlete Jesse Owens set six world records in 45 minutes at Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1935. His long jump mark stood for 25 years. In 1967 Celtic became the first British club to win the European Cup, overcoming Helenio Herrera's defensively minded Internazionale 2-1. Jock Stein's team, were all born within 35 miles of Glasgow and in that glorious season won every competition they entered. Exactly ten years later, Liverpool won the trophy for the first time, beating Borussia Moenchengladbach 3-1 in Rome. Their four European Cup wins constitute a British record.

Wednesday: Arsenal grabbed the First Division title from LIverpool at Anfield in 1989. They needed a two-goal margin to take the prize and Michael Thomas scored the winner in the final minute. In 1965 at Lewiston, Maine, Muhammad Ali made short work of the first challenger for his world heavyweight title, knocking out former champion Sonny Liston in the first round in front of a crowd of 2,434, the smallest recorded at a world heavyweight contest.

Thursday: Fiorentina beat Glasgow Rangers 2-1 in the second leg of the first European Cup Winners' Cup final in 1961. The Italians took the trophy 4-1 on aggregate. On this day in 1964 Fred Pickering, of Everton, scored a hat trick on his debut for England who beat the USA 10-0.

Friday: The first Isle of Man TT race took place in 1907. Charlie Collier won the single cylinder category on a Matchless at an average speed of 38.2mph.Tracy Edwards and her all-woman crew aboard the yacht Maiden, sailed into Southampton in 1990 at the end of the Whitbread Round the World race. They finished a respectable 18th.Diego Maradona moved to Barcelona in 1982 in football's first pounds 5m transfer.

Saturday: In 1902 Edgbaston became the fifth English Test cricket ground. England celebrated by bowling Australia out for 36. The 1985 Heysel Stadium riot before the start of the Liverpool-Juventus European Cup final resulted in 41 deaths and an indefinite ban on English clubs appearing in Europe.

Sunday: Keith Boyce, of Essex, took 8 for 26 against Lancashire to set a Sunday League record. Ray Harroun, in a Marmon Wasp, won the inaugural Indiannapolis 500 race in 1911. The event is staged annually at the end of May as part of the Memorial Day celebrations.