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Today Mike Tyson received a six-year prison sentence for rape (1992).

Monday Births of the British Olympic swimmer Duncan Goodhew (1957); and the Great Britain rugby league coach Ellery Hanley (1961).

Tuesday Both boats capsized in the annual University boat race (1912)

Wednesday The first London Marathon was run, with a total of 7,000 competitors taking part, Britain's Joyce Smith won the ladies race (1981).

Thursday Everton goalkeeper Neville Southall made his 500th senior appearance, against Aston Villa (1991).

Friday Death of American athlete Jesse Owens, whose success at the 1936 Olympics infuriated Hitler (1980).

Saturday Birth of former England cricket captain David Gower (1957); Walter Hammond set a new world Test match record when he made 336 not out against New Zealand (1933).