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On This Day – 16 July

 

 

 

1895 – Lancashire batsman Archie McLaren scores the first-ever quadruple-hundred (424) in first-class cricket against Somerset at Taunton

Today is the 79th birthday of Australian tennis legend Margaret Court

1942 – Australian tennis legend Margaret Smith Court was born today. She won 24 Grand Slam singles titles throughout her career

Uruguay team who beat Brazil 2-1 in the 4th FIFA World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1950

1950 – Alcides Ghiggia scores a 79th-minute winner as Uruguay beats Brazil 2-1 in fourth FIFA World Cup’s final at Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1959 – Birth of Gerd Wessig, East German high jumper. He was the first male to set high-jump world record at Olympics with 2.36 m

South African all-rounder Shaun Pollock in 48 today

1973 – South African all-rounder Shaun Pollock was born today. Captain, premier strike bowler, lower middle-order counter-attacker, and possessor of one of cricket’s more ginger tops, Pollock, son of Peter Pollock and nephew of Graeme, was the real deal from the moment he came in against England in 1995-96 and cracked 66 and took 4/34 on his ODI debut. He was the first South African to take 400 wickets

1979 – American double-trap and skeet shooter Kim Rhode was born today. She won Olympic Gold in 1996, 2004, and 2012

Welsh soccer winger Gareth Bale

1989 – Welsh soccer winger Gareth Bale was born today. He started his club career at Tottenham Hotspur and then transferred to Real Madrid for a record price at that time of € 100.8 million (Rs. 23.6 billion)