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This day in history: 30th March

Football

1982: Birthday of France and PSG defender Philippe Mexes.

1986: Birthday of Spain and Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos.

1993: Eric Cantona gets fined £1000 for spitting at a Leeds fan, on his first return to Leeds as a Manchester United player.

Cricket

1954: Debut of 17 yr old Gary Sobers in Test cricket, against England.

2011: India beat Pakistan in the World Cup semi-final by 29 runs, led by Sachin Tendulkar’s 85. This also kept alive India’s record of never losing to Pakistan in a World Cup.

Tennis

1984: Birthday of Australian tennis star Samantha Stosur.

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