This week in sporting history – 20 June 2017


• 1932 Yorkshire openers Bert Sutcliffe and Percy Holmes put on 555 for the first wicket     against Essex.

• 1932 Jack Sharkey beat Max Schmelling in two World heavyweight title fights

• 1936 Sprinter Jesse Owens set a new 100m world record in 10.2 seconds

• 1938 Italy defeated Hungary 4-1 in football’s World Cup final.

• 1951 Ben Hogan won the 51st US Open at Oakland Hills.

• 1953 England beat USA 6-3 in New York in first floodlit international.

• 1954 Rocky Marciano beat Ezzard Charles to win world heavyweight title.

• 1968 Lee Tevino became the first golfer to play all four rounds of US Open under par.

• 1970 Golfer Phil Mickelson was born in San Diego, California.

• 1972 West Germany defeated the USSR 3-0 in the European Championship final in Brussels.

• 1977 Kevin Keegan first English player to be sold abroad for £500,000 – moving from Liverpool to Hamburg.

• 1978 Ian Botham took 8-34 for England against Pakistan – his best-ever bowling figures.

• 1980 Hibernian became first Scottish football club to install under-soil heating.

• 1984 Ed Moses won his 100th consecutive 400m hurdles race.

• 1986 Ray Wilkins became first Englishman to be sent-off in World Cup, red-carded against Morocco.

• 2000 Tiger Woods won the 100th US Open at Pebble Beach.

• 2002 Lennox Lewis knocked out Mike Tyson in the 8th round to retain his WBC world heavyweight title.

• 2006 Carolina Hurricanes beat Edmonton Oilers 4-3 to win ice hockey’s Stanley Cup for the first time

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