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This day in history: 25th March

Indian Hockey legend Leslie Claudius (25.03.1927 – 20.12.2012).

Olympics

1896: Modern day Olympics first began in Athens, Greece.

Hockey

1927: Birthday of Indian hockey legend Leslie Claudius, part of the Indian men’s hockey team which won the Olympic gold in 1948, 1952 and 1956 and a silver in 1960. Was the first to play over 100 games for India.

Cricket

1958: Birthday of Yograj Singh, former Indian cricketer and father of Yuvraj Singh.

1992: Pakistan beat England to win their first ever World Cup.

Football

1989: Birthday of Scott Sinclair, Manchester City winger.

Boxing

1958: Sugar Ray Robinson becomes the 1st boxing champ to win a divisional world championship 5 times.

1995: Mike Tyson gets released from jail after serving 3 years for rape.

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