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On This Day - January 26, 1963: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was born

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho will be hoping his team make it a happy 55th birthday when they face Yeovil Town in the FA Cup tonight
Neil Loughran

BIRTHDAYS

Kim Hughes (cricket) - Former Australia captain and batsman, born 1954.

Wayne Gretzky (ice hockey) - Canadian who is the leading point scorer in NHL history, born 1961.

Oscar Ruggeri (soccer) - Former Argentina defender who played in three World Cups, born 1962.

Jose Mourinho (soccer) - Manchester United manager, also former boss of Chelsea, Porto, Inter Milan and Real Madrid, born 1963.

Heather Stanning (rowing) - Double Olympic champion in the women's coxless pairs, born 1985.

Gary Hooper (soccer) - Sheffield Wednesday striker, born 1988.

Sergio Perez (motorsport) - Mexican Formula One driver who races for Force India, born 1990.

Peter Sagan (cycling) - Professional road racer, winner of the Tour de France points classification in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, born 1990.

ON THIS DAY

1871: The first meeting of the Rugby Football Union at the Pall Mall Restaurant near Trafalgar Square was attended by representatives from 21 clubs and schools.

1907: Golfer Henry Cotton, who was the last Briton before Nick Faldo to win the Open Championship three times, was born. Cotton was awarded a knighthood a few days before he died in 1987.

2004: Wales lodged an appeal with Uefa over Russia midfielder Yegor Titov's failed drugs test, asking for the governing body to award them a 3-0 win in their Euro 2004 play-off second-leg tie - a match they had lost, costing them a place in the Portugal finals. They eventually lost the appeal.

2008: Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist announced his retirement from international cricket.

2009: Andy Murray crashed out of the Australian Open, losing in five sets to Fernando Verdasco of Spain in the fourth round. Verdasco won 2-6 6-1 1-6 6-3 6-4.

2011: Sky Sports football presenter Richard Keys resigned from his position with the broadcaster following his role in the sexism controversy which began with criticism of assistant referee Sian Massey.

2013: The Football Association charged Chelsea's Eden Hazard with violent conduct following an incident with a Swansea ball boy, saying in a statement that a "standard punishment that would otherwise apply was clearly insufficient".

2014: Manchester United completed the then club record £37.1million capture of Juan Mata.

2016: England lost the fourth and final Test against South Africa by 280 runs at Centurion. The tourists finished as 2-1 series winners.

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5 Where did Tottenham's Dele Alli play between 2011-2015?

TODAY’S TV

SOCCER: FA Cup, Yeovil v Manchester United - BBC One 1930; Ligue 1, Dijon v Rennes - BT Sport/ESPN 1945; Scottish Championship, Dunfermline v St Mirren - BT Sport 1 1915; A-League, Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC - BT Sport 2 0845.

CRICKET: Fourth ODI, Australia v England - BT Sport 1 0300; South Africa v India, third Test - Sky Sports Cricket 0755 and Sky Sports Main Event 1000; ICC U19s World Cup - Sky Sports Cricket 2125 and Sky Sports Main Event 0000.

TENNIS: Australian Open - Eurosport 1 0600 & 0815 and Eurosport 2 0400 (Sat).

RUGBY UNION: Anglo-Welsh Cup, Gloucester v Ospreys - BT Sport 2 1915; HSBC Sevens World Series - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0600.

GOLF: European Tour, Omega Dubai Desert Classic - Sky Sports Golf 0730; PGA Tour, Farmers Insurance Open - Sky Sports Golf 1645 & 2000 and Sky Sports Main Event 1700 & 2000.

DARTS: The Masters - eir Sport 1 and ITV4 1900.

BOWLS: World Indoor Championships - BBC Two 1300.

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