This day in history: 4th July
1926: Two-time Ballon d’Or winner and five-time La Liga top scorer Alfredo di Stéfano was born in Buenos Aires.
2007: After 12 years at Atletico Madrid, striker Fernando Torres, 23, left his boyhood club for Liverpool, where he took the No. 9 shirt made famous by Ian Rush and Robbie Fowler before him.
1987: Imran Khan takes 300th Test wicket to become the only Pakistani to do so at that time.
1922: Birth of Ghulam Ahmed, one of India’s premier spinners in their formative years of Test cricket.
1959: Birth of the highest run-scorer in women’s Test cricket history. Nobody can match Jan Brittin’s 1935 runs made in 27 Tests for England between 1979 and 1996. Her five hundreds are also a record.
1962: Birth of Pam Shriver, Balt MD, tennis star (1991 US Open doubles/Oly-gold-88)
1963: Henri Leconte, France, tennis player (French finalist 1988)
1978: Tatyana Jecmenica, Novi Sad Yugo, tennis star (1995 Futures-Novi Sad)
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