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On This Day – 7 May

Happy birthday Upul Chandana!

1989 – Mark Merrony of Wales cycled for 30 minutes in Nepal at 21,030 feet

1972 – Sri Lankan leg-spinner and the 1996 World Cup winning squad member Upul Chandana was born today. He made his one-day debut in 1994 and got into the national Test squad five years later

1980 – New Zealand off-spinner Jeetan Patel was born today. He made his one-day debut in 2005.

1992 – Jockey Angel Cordero retires after winning over 7,000 horse races.

2005 – At the age of 46 years and 257 days old, Julio Franco of the Atlanta Braves becomes the second-oldest player to hit a home run in major league baseball history

2010 – The opening match of the 2010 world hockey championship between Germany and the United States is viewed by a world record crowd of 77,803 (validated by a representative of the Guinness World Book of Records) at the Veletins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Germany defeats the USA 2-1 in overtime