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25 Mar
1950: Ski jumpers soar over Hampstead Heath

20 Jul
1952: Zatopek wins gold at Helsinki

03 Apr
1954: Oxford wins 100th Boat Race

06 May
1954: Bannister breaks four-minute mile

13 Oct
1954: Chataway beats 5,000m world record

22 Feb
1955: American tennis star 'Little Mo' to quit

11 Jun
1955: Le Mans disaster claims 77 lives

17 Jul
1955: Moss claims first Grand Prix victory

01 Sep
1960: Game on for British betting shops

25 Feb
1964: Cassius Clay crowned world champion

21 Jan
1966: Future of Monte Carlo rally in doubt

21 May
1966: Cooper loses to world champ Clay

04 Jan
1967: Campbell killed during record attempt

25 May
1967: Celtic win European Cup

28 May
1967: Sir Francis Chichester sails home

07 Apr
1968: Jim Clark killed in car smash

29 May
1968: Manchester Utd win European Cup

04 Jul
1968: Alec Rose sails home

17 Oct
1968: Black athletes make silent protest

14 Jan
1969: Matt Busby retires from Man United

22 May
1970: South Africa cricket tour called off

20 Aug
1970: Bobby Moore cleared of stealing

26 Dec
1970: 'Golden girl' of British athletics dies

02 Jan
1971: Sixty-six die in Scottish football disaster

06 Aug
1971: Sailor's record 'wrong way' voyage

15 Aug
1971: 'V-sign' costs rider victory

05 Jul
1975: Ashe's Wimbledon win makes history

01 Oct
1975: Muhammad Ali wins 'Thrilla in Manila'

29 Nov
1975: Graham Hill killed in air crash

02 Jun
1976: Piggott celebrates 7th Derby victory

01 Aug
1976: Lauda fights for life after Grand Prix crash

02 Apr
1977: Hat trick for Red Rum

13 May
1977: Cricket captain sacked over 'circus'

08 Jun
1978: Woman takes world sailing record

19 Jun
1978: Botham bowls into cricket history

14 Aug
1979: Freak storm hits yacht race

03 Oct
1979: Anti-racists tackle South African rugby tourists

10 Dec
1979: Daredevil Kidd's 80ft river jump

25 Mar
1980: Britain will go to Moscow Olympics

29 Mar
1981: Triumph at first London Marathon

12 Jan
1982: Mark Thatcher missing in Sahara

09 Feb
1983: Police hunt Shergar's kidnappers

14 Feb
1984: British ice couple score Olympic gold

17 Mar
1984: Boat race halted before starting

08 May
1984: Moscow pulls out of US Olympics

26 Aug
1985: Budd smashes 5,000m record

11 May
1985: Fans killed in Bradford stadium fire

31 May
1985: English teams banned after Heysel

07 Jul
1985: Boris Becker wins Wimbledon at 17

15 Sep
1985: Europe wins Ryder Cup

23 Oct
1987: Lester Piggott jailed for three years

09 Dec
1987: Gatting row halts play in Pakistan

06 May
1988: Hick makes cricketing history

09 Sep
1988: Indian cricket tour 'cancelled'

24 Sep
1988: Gold for Johnson in 100m sprint

19 Jan
1990: Rebel cricketers face storm of protest

28 Mar
1991: Family anger at Hillsborough verdict

27 Sep
1988: Johnson stripped of Olympic gold

09 Oct
1991: Sumos size up Royal Albert Hall

05 Mar
1993: Johnson gets life ban from athletics

03 Apr
1993: Grand National ends in 'shambles'

30 Apr
1993: Tennis star stabbed

13 Jul
1993: Green light for Manchester Olympics

06 Jan
1994: Mystery assailant attacks top US skater

01 May
1994: Race ace Senna killed in car crash

15 Dec
1994: Modahl banned for drug taking

09 Jan
1997: Bullimore rescued after five days

13 Apr
1997: Tiger Woods wins Masters at 21

24 May
1999: Drugs row Dallaglio goes

23 Sep
2000: Redgrave wins fifth Olympic gold

12 Jan
2001: Swedish 'Iceman' starts England job

22 Nov
2003: England win Rugby World Cup

07 Feb
2005: MacArthur sails into record books

18 Feb
2005: Ban on hunting comes into force

12 Sep
2005: England win the Ashes


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