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This Day in History: 8th May

Faisal
ANALYST
Modified 08 May 2013
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Michael Bevan in action.

Football

1993: Oldham avoided relegation in one of the greatest escape stories in Premier League history, when they beat Southampton 4-3.

1996: Paris Saint-Germain won their first and only European trophy, beating Rapid Vienna in the Cup Winners’ Cup Final.

Cricket

1970: Birth of Michael Bevan, Australian batsman, who was renowned as one of the best batsmen in the history of cricket. The only batsman to have retired with an average of 50.

Tennis

1968: Birth of Omar Camporese, Italian tennis star.

1978: Birth of Sandra Kleinova, Prague Czech, tennis star (1995 Futures-Turku-FIN).

Boxing

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1907: Tommy Burns beats Jack O’Brien in 20 for heavyweight boxing title.

1993: Lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for Heavyweight boxing title.

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

Published 08 May 2013, 11:18 IST
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