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  Friday, 30 August, 2002, 07:21 GMT 08:21 UK
Happened on this day - 30 August
On this day in history
2001: Manchester United completed the signing of French World Cup winner Laurent Blanc.

1999: Former Magpie Andy Cole bagged four goals in Manchester United's 5-1 demolition of Newcastle, who had Nikos Dabizas sent off.

1998: Damon Hill scored the Jordan team's maiden grand prix win at a rain-soaked Spa Francorchamps, with team-mate Ralf Schumacher second.

1991: Bob Beamon's 22-year-old world long jump record was broken during the World Championships in Tokyo.

Carl Lewis broke Beamon's leap with 8.91m, but it was disallowed as it was wind-assisted.

Then his American team-mate Mike Powell jumped a massive 8.95m to clinch the gold medal.

1987: Lloyd Honeyghan knocked out American Gene Hatcher in Marbella, Spain, to retain his world welterweight title.

1937: World heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis was taken the distance in the first of the 25 defences he would make on his title.

His opponent was Welshman Tommy Farr, who survived all 15 rounds at Madison Square Garden.

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