SPORT: ANNIVERSARIES

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Today: Many memorable Wimbledon moments fell on this date. Bjorn Borg won a titanic match, beating John McEnroe in the men's final in 1980. It took four hours and five sets to give the Swede his fifth consecutive title; in 1952 Maureen "Little Mo" Conolly won the ladies' title, aged 17; Frenchwoman Suzanne Lenglen became the first non-English speaking ladies' champion in 1919.

Tomorrow: Brooklands, the first purpose-built British motor racing circuit, was built in 1907 as a result of a ban on racing on the public highways.

Wednesday: In 1868 Edwin Pooley of Surrey became the first wicketkeeper to dismiss 12 batsmen in one match. American Mark Hayes shot a 63 at Turnberry in 1977, the first man to record that score in The Open. Back at Wimbledon, Boris Becker, unseeded and just 17, won the men's title in 1985; in1990, Martina Navratilova defeated Zina Garrison in 75 minutes to take a record- breaking ninth title.

Thursday: Starting stalls were used for the first time on a British racecourse at Newmarket in 1965. In 1990 Alain Prost won the French Grand Prix at the Paul Ricard circuit, the 100th Formula One win for Ferrari.

Friday: Ian Botham made the fastest Test double century in terms of balls delivered. He scored 200 runs off 219 deliveries at The Oval in 1982.

Saturday: David Broome, riding Beethoven, became the first British man to win the World Showjumping Championship in 1970. Former Celtic player and Roman Catholic Maurice Johnston joined Rangers in an historic move in 1989. Until that time the Ibrox club had a policy of signing only Protestants.

Sunday: Old Trafford became the second British Test ground in 1884 when it staged the drawn first Test against Australia.

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