ANNIVERSARIES

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Today: Len Hutton broke Wally Hammond's record for the highest individual innings in Test cricket, scoring 364 runs against Australia at The Oval in 1938. Hutton's score contributed to an England total of 903 for 7 declared, a Test match record.

Tommorow: In 1957 Jimmy Greaves scored on his Football League debut for Chelsea, thus beginning a remarkable sequence of scoring on his debut for all the teams he played for, at club and international level. The match was against Tottenham Hotspur, a club he later joined.

Wednesday: American sprint legend Carl Lewis set a new world record for the 100 metres in 1991, on his way to becoming world champion in Tokyo. In 1928 two historic developments took place in the world of football, with the Spion Kop opening at Liverpool's Anfield ground, on the same day as numbers were worn on the backs of players' shirts in the Football League for the first time.

Thursday: In 1920 Percy Fender made the quickest hundred in the history of first-class cricket, racing to his century in 35 minutes, while playing for Surrey at Northampton. In 1972 the Olypmic Games opened in Munich, where Arab terrorists murdered 11 Israeli athletes.

Friday: England captain Graham Gooch broke the record for most Test runs scored in an English summer in 1990, by scoring 88 against India in the final Test at The Oval. Gooch's innings took his total for six Tests that summer to 1,058, overtaking Bradman's previous record of 974,set in 1930.

Saturday: In 1981 Sebastian Coe broke the world mile record for the third time, clocking 3 minutes 47.33 seconds in Brussels.

Sunday: English rugby was split in two in 1895, after 21 clubs from Yorkshire and Lancashire voted to break away from their southern counterparts and form the Northern League. This was the first step towards the development of two codes of rugby, as the Northern League developed into the Rugby League in the 1920s.

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