On This Day - June 19 1990: Mayo gaelic star Aidan O'Shea is born

Mayo star Aidan O'Shea, who turns 27 today, pictured scoring against Donegal at Croke Park.


1846: The first official baseball match took place at Elysian Fields, Hoboken, New York. New York Nine beat the Knickerbocker Club 23-1.

1903: English cricket great Wally Hammond was born. He played for his country 85 times between 1927 and 1947 and scored a then Test record aggregate of 7,249 runs. Hammond also made a then record 336 not out against New Zealand at Auckland in 1933 and hit 50,511 first-class runs. He died in July 1965.

1978: Ian Botham became the first man to score a century and take eight wickets (eight for 34) in an innings in the same Test match, against Pakistan for England at Lord's.

2000: Tiger Woods won the US Open at Pebble Beach, finishing on a 12-under-par total of 272 with a lead of 15 strokes, the biggest win in any major in history and what was at the time also the lowest total in the history of the tournament.

2003: The Professional Footballers' Association made a £40,000 legal and compensation payment after wrongfully dismissing former chairman Barry Horne.

2007: England defeated West Indies by seven wickets in the fourth and final Test at Chester-le-Street to complete a 3-0 series success.

2010: France striker Nicolas Anelka was sent home from the World Cup in South Africa after refusing to apologise for his half-time rant at coach Raymond Domenech during the 2-0 defeat to Mexico earlier that week.

2013: Newcastle managing director Derek Llambias resigned just 24 hours after Joe Kinnear's appointment had been confirmed by the club.

2014: England were beaten 2-1 by Uruguay at the World Cup in Sao Paulo with Luis Suarez scoring twice. England drew 0-0 in their final Group D match to finish in last place with one point.

2016: Andy Murray won a record fifth Aegon Championships title at Queen's Club with a 6-7 (5/7) 6-4 6-3 victory over world number nine Milos Raonic.


Jeremy Bates (tennis) - former British number one, born 1962.

Rory Underwood (rugby union) - former England wing, born 1963.

Bjorn Daehlie (skiing) - Norwegian who won a record eight Olympic gold medals, born 1967.

Quincy Watts (athletics) - American 400-metre runner who won gold at the 1992 Olympics, born 1970.

Chris Armstrong (soccer) - former Crystal Palace and Tottenham striker, born 1971.

Brian McBride (soccer) - former Fulham and United States striker, born 1972.

Bryan Hughes (soccer) - former Birmingham, Charlton and Hull midfielder, born 1976.

Dirk Nowitzki (basketball) - Dallas Mavericks and Germany power forward, born 1978.

Kleberson (soccer) - former Manchester United and Brazil midfielder, now with American side Fort Lauderdale Strikers, born 1979.

Robbie Neilson (soccer) - former Hearts full-back, now MK Dons manager, born 1980.

Mark Selby (snooker) - world champion in 2014 and 2016, born 1983.

Aidan O'Shea (gaelic games)  Plays his club football and is captain of the Breaffy side, star for Mayo senior side, born 1990.


1 Brazilian star Kaka, ex-Derby winger Giles Barnes and former Middlesbrough defender Seb Hines all play their football for which club?

2 Which club is Fermanagh forward Eddie Courtney from?

3 Name the four Australian golfers to have won the Open Championship.

4 In what year did Maria Sharapova win the singles title at Wimbledon?

5 Lions call-up Kristian Dacey has started how many Tests for Wales?

(See quiz answers at bottom)


Today (Monday, June 19)

SOCCER: FIFA Confederations Cup, Australia v Germany - ITV4 1530; European Under-21s Championship, Slovakia v England and Poland v Sweden - Sky Sports 1 1630 and 1940.

TENNIS: ATP, AEGON Championships - Eurosport 1 1145 and BBC Two England 1300, Gerry Weber Open - Sky Sports 2 1100; WTA, AEGON Classic - Eurosport 2 1100.

HOCKEY: Men's Hockey World League semi-finals, Scotland v Pakistan and Holland v Canada - BT Sport 1 1145 and 1400, South Korea v Malaysia and Argentina v China - BT Sport 2 1745 and 2000.

BASEBALL: MLB, Seattle Mariners v Detroit Tigers - BT Sport/ESPN 0300 (Tues).

Tomorrow (Tuesday, June 20)

RUGBY UNION: Chiefs v British & Irish Lions - Sky Sports 1 0800.

SOCCER: European Under-21s Championship, Serbia v Macedonia and Portugal v Spain - Sky Sports 1 1650 and 1940.

TENNIS: ATP, AEGON Championships - Eurosport 1 1145, BBC Two England 1300, BBC Two Wales 1435, Gerry Weber Open - Sky Sports 2 1100; WTA, AEGON Classic - Eurosport 2 1100, Mallorca Open - BT Sport 2 1000.

HOCKEY: Men's Hockey World League semi-finals, Scotland v Canada followed by India v Holland, China v Malaysia and England v South Korea - BT Sport 1 1145, 1400, 1745 and 2000.

BASEBALL: MLB, Los Angeles Dodgers v New York Mets - BT Sport/ESPN 0300 (Wed).

RACING: Royal Ascot - ITV and STV 1330.


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