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This day in history: 21st March


1971: Sunil Gavaskar scored his first ever Test century, 116 against the West Indies.

1998: Australia’s heaviest post-WWII defeat, an innings and 219 run loss to India.


1935: Birthday of Brian Clough, one of the greatest managers of English football, who led Derby and Nottingham to European glory.

1980: Birthday of Brazilian star and 2-time FIFA Footballer of the Year, Ronaldinho.


1960: Birthday of Ayrton Senna, one of the greatest drivers F1 has ever seen. He would have been 53 today.


1980: U.S President Jimmy Carter announces boycott of Moscow Olympics.


1985: Arthur Ashe is named into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.


1941: Joe Louis knocks out Abe Simon in 13th round for the World Heavyweight title.

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