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This day in history: 4th July

News 04 Jul 2013, 17:15 IST

Alfredo di Stéfano was born on this day in 1926


1926: Two-time Ballon d’Or winner and five-time La Liga top scorer Alfredo di Stéfano was born in Buenos Aires.

2007After 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.

 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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