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Today Birth of runner Chris Brasher (1928); Charlton's Keith Peacock was the first substitute to be used in a Football League game, against Bolton (1965).

Monday Birth of snooker player Steve Davis (1957); first broadcast of BBC TV's Match of the Day (1964).

Tuesday Len Hutton compiled the highest individual innings in Test cricket, against Australia at The Oval (1938).

Wednesday Jimmy Greaves made his Football League debut, for Chelsea against Tottenham Hotspur (1957). Thursday Carl Lewis set a world 100m record of 9.86sec during the world athletics championships in Tokyo (1991).

Friday The Olympic Games in Munich, during which 11 Israeli athletes were killed by terrorists, opened (1972).

Saturday Births of cricketer Don Bradman (1908); British tennis player John Lloyd (1954); and golfer Bernhard Langer (1957).