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ANNIVERSARIES

Today Births of Don Revie, former Leeds and England football manager (1927); tennis player Arthur Ashe (1943) and Virginia Wade (1945).

Monday Old Trafford became the second British Test cricket ground after the Kennington Oval when it hosted the first Test between England and Australia (1884).

Tuesday Australia's Don Bradman scored 309 runs in a single day's play against England (1930).

Wednesday Births of Italian racing driver, Alberto Ascari (1918) and snooker player Neal Foulds (1963); the first World Cup match was contested between France and Mexico in Montevideo (1930).

Thursday Wales suffered the biggest defeat in their history when trounced 71-8 at rugby union by New South Wales (1991).

Friday Death of footballer Laurie Cunningham in a car crash in Spain (1989) Saturday Birth of Australian tennis player Margaret Court (1942); World Cup final between Brazil and Uruguay watched by record 199,854 (1950). -----------------------------------------------------------------

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