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This day in history: 18th March

Ron Atkinson, the predecessor to Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, was born today.

Basketball

1959: Bill Sharman, of Boston Celtics, starts his record streak of scoring 56 straight free throws in the playoffs.

1991: Philadelphia 76′ers retire Wilt Chamberlain’s jersey, No.13.

1995: Michael Jordan announces his comeback from retirement.

Football

1900: Ajax FC, one of the world’s most decorated clubs, was founded on this day.

1904: Formation of Austrian FA.

1939: Birthday of Ron Atkinson, former Manchester United and Coventry manager.

1964: Birthday of Paul Elliott, former Chelsea defender and former FA member of Kick It Out anti-racism campaign.

1977: Birthday of Blackburn midfielder Danny Murphy.

1987: Birthday of Lazio forward Mauro Zarate.

Cricket

1948: Birthday of Indian cricketer Eknath Solkar.

2007: Death anniversary of Bob Woolmer, former South African cricketer and Pakistan national team coach.

F1

1982: Birthday of former Jordan, Toyota, Virgin Racing and Marussia driver Timo Glock.

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