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This day in history: 12th August

Mohit Camma
ANALYST
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12 Aug 2013, 15:18 IST
LA Tennis Open Day 1

Pete Sampras turns 42 today.

Tennis: 

1971: Pete Sampras, winner of 14 Grand Slam titles was born today.

Football:

1964: Txiki Begiristain, ex-Spanish footballer and current director at Manchester City was born today.

1990: Bad-boy Mario Balotelli was born today.

Cricket:

1991: Viv Richards, Jeff Dujon and Malcolm Marshall, three of the greatest West Indies player ended their career at The Oval against England.

1972: Australia’s captain Ian Chappell and his brother Greg Chappell became the first pair of brothers to score centuries in same Test innings.

Basketball:

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1969: NBA Team – Boston Celtics sold for an NBA record $6 billion.


Do check out the rest of the ‘This day in history’ series

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