SPORT ANNIVERSARIES

Today: Micky Stewart of Surrey took seven catches (a record for an outfielder) in an innings against Northamptonshire in 1957. Thirteen years later, Derbyshire bowler Alan Ward dismissed four Sussex batsmen in as many balls. Swindon Town were relegated from the First Division to the Third Division in 1990 after admitting making irregular payments. After a successful appeal, they were permitted to play in the Second Division. In 1997, world tennis No 1 Martina Hingis was soundly beaten in the French Open final, 6-4, 6-2, by the Croatian Iva Majoli.

Tomorrow: Barry McGuigan took the World Boxing Association featherweight championship from Eusebio Pedroza of Panama in 1985. In the opening game of the 1990 World Cup, Cameroon defeated defending champions, Argentina, 1-0 in Milan.

Wednesday: Jim Courier beat Andre Agassi in five sets to take the French Open title 1991 in the first all-American final for 37 years.

Thursday: The first Oxford versus Cambridge University Boat Race took place in 1829. Oxford won. In 1977 Al Geiberger became the first golfer to shoot a sub-60 round on the US Tour when he took 59 shots at Memphis, Tennessee. Sebastian Coe set a new 800 metres world record of 1min 41.73sec at Florence in 1981. England beat the West Indies by 115 runs in the first Test at Headingley in 1991, the first home win against the tourists since 1969. An own goal by Tommy Boyd gave Brazil a 2-1 victory over Scotland in Paris in the opening game of last year's World Cup finals.

Friday: Denis Compton hit the 100th hundred of his first class career in 1952. Eighty-three people were killed in Europe's worst-ever motor- racing accident in 1955 during the Le Mans 24 Hour Race when on of the cars clipped another and somersaulted into the crowd.

Saturday: Max Schmeling won boxing's world heavyweight title in 1930 on the disqualification of Jack Sharkey, who fouled the German in the fourth round.

Sunday: Real Madrid won football's first European Cup tournament in 1956 when they defeated Stade de Reims 4-3 in the final in Paris. In one of the most entertaining matches of France 98, Nigeria caused an upset by beating Spain 3-2. In 1895, motor racing made its debut in the sporting arena when Emile Levassor won the Paris-Bordeaux-Paris race at an average speed of 15mph.

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