On this day - Oct 16, 2012 - Marc Wilson scores for the Republic of Ireland in victory over Faroe Islands
On this day
1920: Jockey Gordon Richards had his first ride at Lingfield Park. In a 21,843-race career that lasted until 1954, he won a record 4,870 races - 14 of them Classics. Richards was champion jockey a record 26 times.
1968: Britain's Lillian Board lost the Olympic 400 metres final by a narrow margin to France's Colette Besson, and US sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos gave their 'Black Power' salute on the winners' rostrum.
2001: Liverpool beat Dynamo Kiev 2-1 in a Champions League encounter in Ukraine just days after manager Gerard Houllier was rushed into hospital to undergo heart surgery.
2006: International Cricket Council chief executive Malcolm Speed confirmed Pakistan had withdrawn fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif from their squad for the ICC Champions Trophy following positive drug tests.
2011: English driver Dan Wheldon, 33, was killed in a crash at the Las Vegas Indy 300.
2012: The Republic of Ireland beat the Faroe Islands 4-1 with Marc Wilson scoring his only international goal. Wales lost 2-0 to Croatia, Scotland were beaten 2-0 by Belgium and Northern Ireland drew 1-1 with Portugal.
2014: Former France, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham defender William Gallas retired at the age of 37.
Bob Cottam (cricket) - former England bowler and later bowling coach, also played for Hampshire and Northamptonshire, born 1944.
Terry Griffiths (snooker) - Wales' 1979 world champion, born 1947.
Floyd Havard (boxing) - Welsh former British super-featherweight champion, born 1965.
Mehmet Scholl (soccer) - former Bayern Munich and Germany midfielder, born 1970.
David Unsworth (soccer) - former Everton defender, who won one cap for England, born 1973.
Jacques Kallis (cricket) - former South Africa all-rounder, born 1975.
Frederic Michalak (rugby union) - France and Toulon fly-half, born 1982.
Casey Stoner (motor cycling) - 2007 and 2011 MotoGP world champion, born 1985.
Craig Pickering (athletics) - British sprinter who turned to bobsleigh, born 1986.
Quick Quiz Blitz
1. Which teams in England did Samuel Eto'o represent?
2. Who did Andy Murray beat to win his second Wimbledon title this summer?
3. Who was recently named Cavan Senior Football manager?
4. Eden Park and Eden Gardens both host which sport?
5. In which Olympics did Sir Steve Redgrave first compete?
Sport on TV
Today (Sunday, October 16)
SOCCER: Premier League, Middlesbrough v Watford - Sky Sports 1 1230; Southampton v Burnley - Sky Sports 1 1530; EFL, Huddersfield v Sheffield Wednesday - Sky Sports 2 1130; LaLiga, Athletic Bilbao v Real Sociedad - Sky Sports 3 1510; Sporting Gijon v Valencia - Sky Sports 3 1725; Villarreal v Celta Vigo - Sky Sports 1 1945; Serie A, Fiorentina v Atalanta - eir Sport 1 1125; Lazio v Bologna - eir Sport1 1355; Chievo v AC Milan - BT Sport 1 1930; Chievo v AC Milan - eir Sport 1 1940; Bundesliga, FSV Mainz 05 v Darmstadt 98 - BT Sport 1 1415; VfL Wolfsburg v RB Leipzig - BT Sport 1 1630; Ligue 1, St Etienne v Dijon - eir Sport 1 1555; MLS, Montreal Impact v Toronto FC - Sky Sports 3 2010; Portland Timbers v Colorado Rapids - Sky Sports 3 2225.
CRICKET: 1st ODI, India v New Zealand - Sky Sports 5 0850.
CYCLING: Road World Championships, BBC Two England 1430.
GOLF: European Tour, British Masters - Sky Sports 4 1130; PGA Tour, The Safeway Open - Sky Sports 4 2200.
MOTORSPORT: World Rally Championship - BT Sport 1 1100; FIA F3 European Championship - BT Sport//ESPN 0845 and 1400.
MOTORCYCLING: FIA World Endurance Championship - Eurosport 2 0730; World Superbikes, Eurosport 2 1000; British Superbikes - Eurosport 2 1300.
RUGBY UNION: European Champions Cup, Bordeaux-Begles v Ulster - Sky Sports 3 1230; Racing 92 v Munster - Sky Sports 2 1500; Exeter v Clermont Auvergne - BT Sport2 1515.
SNOOKER: English Open - Eurosport 1 1345 and 1915.
TENNIS: ATP, Shanghai Masters - Sky Sports 3 0630 and 0930.
AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, Philadelphia Eagles v Washington Redskins - Sky Sports 2 1730, Atlanta Falcons v Seattle Seahawks - Sky Sports 2 -2100, Indianapolis Colts v Houston Texans - Sky Sports 2 0100 (Mon).
BASEBALL: MLB, matches TBC - BT Sport//ESPN 0100.
Tomorrow (Monday, October 17)
SOCCER: Premier League, Liverpool v Manchester United - Sky Sports 1 1900; FA Cup, first-round draw - BT Sport 1 1900; Serie A, Palermo v Torino - BT Sport 1 1930, eir Sport 1 1940; LaLiga, Eibar v Osasuna - Sky Sports 2 1940
TENNIS: WTA, Luxembourg Open - Eurosport 1 1200 and 2005
AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, Arizona Cardinals v New York Jets - Sky Sports 1 0115 (Tues)
BASEBALL: MLB, matches TBC - BT Sport//ESPN 0100-0430 (Tues)
1. Chelsea and Everton 2. Milos Raonic. 3. Mattie McGleenan 4. Cricket 5. 1984 (Los Angeles)