BIRTHDAYS

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Wednesday: England's 1966 hero, Geoff Hurst (now Sir Geoff) is still the only man to score three goals in a World Cup final (1941).

Thursday: American Tom Kite, who, in 1990 became the first golfer to take his career earnings past $2m (1949).

Friday: Jahangir Khan, arguably the best squash player of all time, won six world and 10 consecutive British titles (1963).

Sunday: Brazil's Emerson Fittipaldi, twice world motor racing champion (1946).

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