On This Day - June 25 1971: Former Celtic star Neil Lennon is born... and what other Celtic legend was born on this day in 1985?

Hibernian boss Neil Lennon


1932: India made their Test cricket debut against England at Lord's. The hosts, captained by Douglas Jardine, won by 158 runs.

1948: Joe Louis beat 'Jersey' Joe Walcott at New York's Yankee Stadium to make the 25th and final defence of his world heavyweight title a successful one. Louis won in the 11th round and retired eight months later.

1983: India won the third Cricket World Cup, beating reigning champions West Indies at Lord's.

2002: Michael Ballack netted the only goal as Germany beat co-hosts South Korea in Seoul to reach the World Cup final, but he also picked up a yellow card which ruled him out of the showpiece match against Brazil.

2004: Holders France were knocked out of Euro 2004, losing 1-0 to eventual winners Greece in the quarter-final.

2007: Arsenal striker Thierry Henry passed his medical to bring his £16million move to Barcelona a step closer.

2008: A last-minute Philipp Lahm goal sent Germany through to the Euro 2008 final with a 3-2 win over Turkey in the semi-finals.

2012: The Crown Office instructed Strathclyde Police to conduct a criminal investigation into the acquisition of Rangers Football Club in May 2011 and the subsequent financial management of the club.

2012: Joey Barton was stripped of the QPR captaincy and fined six weeks' wages following his misconduct during the final Barclays Premier League match of the 2011-12 season against Manchester City.

2013: Real Madrid confirmed that former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti would take over for the 2013-14 season, which ended with Champions League glory. Paris St Germain also confirmed Ancelotti's replacement in the French capital, bringing in Laurent Blanc on a two-year deal.

2016: England completed a 3-0 series whitewash of Australia with a 44-40 victory over the Wallabies at Allianz Stadium.

2017: Dawid Malan became the first England batsman to hit a half-century on his T20 debut as a 19-run victory against South Africa in Cardiff secured a 2-1 series victory.


Craig Johnston (soccer) - former Liverpool and Middlesbrough midfielder, later credited with designing and creating the prototype for the Adidas Predator football boot, born 1960.

Johnny Herbert (motor racing) - three-time grand prix winner who drove in 161 Formula One races for Benetton, Tyrrell, Lotus, Ligier, Sauber, Stewart and Jaguar, born 1964.

Erki Nool (athletics) - Estonian decathlete who won gold at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, now an MP in his home country, born 1970.

Neil Lennon (soccer) - Hibernian manager, born 1971.

Jason Gallian (cricket) - former Lancashire, Nottinghamshire and England batsman, born 1971.

Jamie Redknapp (soccer) - former Liverpool, Tottenham and England midfielder, now a television pundit, born 1973.

Albert Costa (tennis) - Spanish winner of the 2002 French Open, born 1975.

Iestyn Harris (rugby league) - Former Wales international in both rugby codes, born 1976.

Scott Brown (soccer) - Celtic and Scotland midfielder, born 1985.

Jack Cork (soccer) - Burnley midfielder, born 1989.

Victor Wanyama (soccer) - Tottenham and Kenya midfielder, born 1991.


1 Who did West Germany beat to win the 1954 World Cup?

2 In which US city did England beat New Zealand in a rugby league international on Saturday night?

3 Which cricket county play their home games at Nevil Road?

4 Who won the inaugural Premier League title in the 1992-1993 season?

5 How many Super Bowl rings does Tom Brady own?

(See quiz answers at bottom)


Today (Monday, June 25)

SOCCER: World Cup, Uruguay v Russia - ITV 1430; Saudi Arabia v Egypt - ITV 4 1430; Spain v Morocco - BBC One 1830.

CRICKET: Third Test, West Indies v Sri Lanka - Sky Sports Cricket 1755, Sky Sports Main Event 1800.

TENNIS: WTA, Nature Valley International - Eurosport 1 1100, BBC Two 1400.

MOTORCYCLING: Speedway, Wolverhampton v Leicester - BT Sport 1 1930.

BASEBALL: MLB, Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics - BT Sport 2 2000; Los Angeles Dodgers v Chicago Cubs - BT Sport/ESPN 0300 (Tues).

Tomorrow (Tuesday, June 26)

SOCCER: World Cup, Denmark v France - ITV 1430; Australia v Peru - ITV 4 1430; Nigeria v Argentina - BBC One 1830.

CRICKET: Third Test, West Indies v Sri Lanka - Sky Sports Cricket 1755, Sky Sports Main Event 1800.

TENNIS: WTA, Nature Valley International - Eurosport 1 1100, BBC Two 1300.

BASEBALL: MLB, Tampa Bay Rays v Washington Nationals - BT Sport 2 1700; Los Angeles Dodgers v Chicago Cubs - BT Sport/ESPN 0300 (Weds).

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1 Hungary 2. Denver 3. Gloucestershire 4. Manchester United 5. Five

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