On This Day - Nov 29 1969: Celtic star Pierre van Hooijdonk is born

Celtic striker Pierre Van Hooijdonk


1897: Charles Jarrott, riding a Fournier, won the first motorcycle race around a track at Sheen House, Richmond.

1975: British racing driver Graham Hill was killed when the light aircraft he was piloting crashed onto Arkley golf course near Elstree in Hertfordshire. Also killed was Tony Brise, a promising young driver who was to spearhead Hill's new Embassy team.

2000: Stoke suffered their heaviest home defeat in 97 years, losing 8-0 to Liverpool in the League Cup.

2002: Martin Edwards resigned as non-executive director of Manchester United plc and announced he would leave his post as chairman at the end of the season.

2006: England rugby's head coach Andy Robinson stood down after a record of nine wins and 13 losses during his two years in charge.

2010: England drew the first Test against Australia at the Gabba in Brisbane. They went on to take the series 3-1 for their first Ashes success Down Under since 1986-87.

2011: Acting chief executive Martyn Thomas left the Rugby Football Union with immediate effect, having been criticised in the report into the hiring and firing of former chief executive John Steele. Stephen Brown took over in a temporary capacity.

2011: Republic of Ireland football manager Giovanni Trapattoni signed a contract extension running until the 2014 World Cup. The Italian left his post in September 2013.

2015: Great Britain won the Davis Cup for the first time since 1936 as Andy Murray inspired a 3-1 success against Belgium.


Santiago Luna (golf) - Spanish player, born 1962.

Ken Monkou (soccer) - former Southampton and Chelsea defender, born 1964.

Kasey Keller (soccer) - former Fulham, Tottenham and United States goalkeeper, born 1969.

Pierre van Hooijdonk (soccer) - former Holland, Celtic and Nottingham Forest striker, born 1969.

Mark Pembridge (soccer) - former Derby, Sheffield Wednesday, Everton and Wales midfielder, born 1970.

Ryan Giggs (soccer) - former Manchester United and Wales winger, born 1973.

Younus Khan (cricket) - Pakistan batsman, born 1977.

John Mensah (soccer) - former Sunderland defender, now playing in Sweden for AFC United, born 1982.

Becky James (cycling) - Wales-born double world champion and Olympic silver medallist on the track, born 1991.


1. Who were Chelsea's opponents when they won the 1996 FA Cup?

2. Tim Southee is a prominent bowler for which country?

3. Prior to Andy Murray, who was the last British man to get to a grand slam final?

4. Anna Sloan and Eve Muirhead are Winter Olympic medallists in which sport?

5. Which country won the recent World Cup of Golf in Melbourne?

(See quiz answers at bottom)


Today (Tuesday, November 29)

CRICKET: Third Test, India v England - Sky Sports 2 0345.

FOOTBALL: EFL Cup, Liverpool v Leeds - Sky Sports 1 1930; Ligue 1, Lorient v Rennes - BT Sport 2 1800, Live Dijon v Monaco - eir Sport 1 1945 and BT Sport 2 2000.

SNOOKER: UK Championship - BBC Two England, Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 1300, BBC Two Wales 1425, Eurosport 1 1845 and Eurosport 2 1900.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Milwaukee Bucks v Cleveland Cavaliers - BT Sport 1 0100 (Wed).

NETBALL: England v Jamaica - Sky Sports 3 1930.

Tomorrow (Wednesday, November 30)

CRICKET: Third Test, India v England - Sky Sports 2 0345; Ram Slam T20 Challenge, Chevrolet Warriors v VKB Knights - Sky Sports 2 1600.

SOCCER: Manchester United v West Ham, EFL Cup - Sky Sports 1 1930; Scottish Premiership, Hearts v Rangers - BT Sport 1 1900; Ligue 1, Paris St Germain v Angers - eir Sport 1 1945; MLS Cup, Toronto FC v Montreal Impact - Sky Sports 3 0000 (Thu); FFA Cup final, Melbourne City v Sydney FC - BT Sport 1 0830.

SNOOKER: UK Championship - BBC Two England, Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 1300, BBC Two Scotland 1530, Eurosport 1 1845 and Eurosport 2 1900.

BASKETBALL, NBA, Dallas Mavericks v San Antonio Spurs - BT Sport 1 0130 (Thu).

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1. Middlesbrough 2. New Zealand 3. Greg Rusedski 4. Curling 5. Denmark


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