On This Day Jan 3 1969: Legendary Formula One racing driver Michael Schumacher is born

In a brilliant Formula One career, Michael Schumacher was World Champion seven times, twice with Benetton in 1994 and 1995, and five times consecutively with Ferrari between 2000 and 2004  


1983: American footballer Tony Dorsett scored on a record 99-yard touchdown run from scrimmage while playing for the Dallas Cowboys against the Minnesota Vikings. The record cannot be broken, only equalled.

1987: Manchester United's Liam O'Brien was sent off after just 85 seconds against Southampton.

1992: Martin Offiah became the most valuable player in rugby league history when he joined Wigan from Widnes for £440,000.

2000: Branko Strupar scored the first Premier League goal of the 21st century as Derby beat Watford 2-0 at Pride Park.

2004: Robbie Savage stunned Birmingham by handing in a written transfer request, claiming he wanted to move nearer his family in Wales. Later in January he joined Blackburn.


Fran Cotton (rugby union) - prop who won 31 England caps, born 1947.

Gavin Hastings (rugby union) - former Scotland captain, born 1962.



Michael Schumacher (motor racing) - retired seven-time Formula One world champion, currently recovering following a skiing accident, born 1969.

Stuart Spruce (rugby league) - former Bradford, Widnes and Great Britain full-back, born 1971.

Lee Bowyer (soccer) - former Leeds, Newcastle and West Ham midfielder, born 1977.

Eli Manning (gridiron) - New York Giants quarterback, born 1981.

Nicky Robinson (rugby union) - former Wales and Bristol fly-half, born 1982.

Kohei Uchimura (gymnastics) - gold-medal winning Japanese artistic gymnast, born 1989.


1 Which club did Chris Sutton join from Celtic in 2006?

2 What nationality is WTA world number four Simona Halep?

3 Which Galway football family won All-Ireland medals in three consecutive generations?

4 The Blue Jackets, Flyers and Panthers compete in which North American sport?

5 Which Australian city will host the maiden day-night Ashes Test in December?

6 Who scored 7-7 against Antrim in the 1954 All-Ireland SHC semi-final?

(See quiz answers at bottom)


Today (Tuesday, January 3)

GAA: Cuil na Bliana - TG4 2100

SOCCER: Premier League, Bournemouth v Arsenal - Sky Sports 1 1930.

CRICKET: International T20, New Zealand v Bangladesh - Sky Sports 1 0600; South Africa v Sri Lanka, second Test - Sky Sports 2 0755; Big Bash League - Brisbane Heat v Sydney Sixers.

TENNIS: WTA, Brisbane International - 0900 & 0100 (Tues), Shenzhen Open - BT Sport 2 0300, Auckland International - BT Sport 2 2330; Hopman Cup - Eurosport 2 0930; ATP, Brisbane International - 0300 (Wed) Eurosport 2, Qatar Open - Eurosport 2 1230.

SKIING: Cross-Country Skiing, Tour de Ski event from Oberstdorf - Eurosport 1 1100; Alpine Skiing - Eurosport 1 1200 & 1500.

WINTER SPORTS: Ski Jumping, Four Hills World Cup - Eurosport 1 1300.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1 Birmingham City; 2 Romanian; 3 The Donnellans (Mick, John, and Michael); 4 Ice hockey; 5 Adelaide; 6 Nicky Rackard of Wexford

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