This day in history: 25th March
1896: Modern day Olympics first began in Athens, Greece.
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.
1958: Birthday of Yograj Singh, former Indian cricketer and father of Yuvraj Singh.
1992: Pakistan beat England to win their first ever World Cup.
1989: Birthday of Scott Sinclair, Manchester City winger.
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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