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This day in history: 27th March


1972: Birthday of Netherlands, Leeds United and Chelsea great Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

2002: Peter Crouch makes his Premier League debut, in an Aston Villa shirt.

2012: 5 players received red cards after a match had ended (between Crawley Town and Bradford City), a Football League record.


1942: Joe Louis knocks out Abe Simon in 6 rounds to retain his World Heavyweight Boxing title.


1982: Imran Khan takes best figures ever for a Pakistani bowler in a Test match, 14-116 against Sri Lanka .

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