On This Day - Oct 22 1949: former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is born

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger saw his side bow out of the Europa League after defeat to Atletico Madrid


1878: Broughton and Swinton played in the first floodlit rugby match.

1966: England's David Bryant won the singles title at the inaugural World Bowls Championship in Sydney. The event was organised because the sport had been left out of that year's Commonwealth Games in Jamaica.

1972: The career of England and Stoke goalkeeper Gordon Banks was cut short when he lost an eye following a car crash near his home.

2000: Peter Taylor was put in temporary charge of England for the friendly against Italy.

2003: Sprinter Dwain Chambers denied taking performance-enhancing drugs. He was banned for two years the following February for taking tetrahydrogestrinone (THG).

2004: Adrian Mutu claimed he was tempted into taking drugs by the belief it would improve his sex life. He was soon to be sacked by Chelsea.

2006: Fernando Alonso retained his F1 drivers' title with second place in the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos.

2008: Former England captain David Beckham agreed a loan move from the Los Angeles Galaxy to Serie A giants AC Milan for the Major League Soccer close season.

2010: Wayne Rooney signed a new five-year contract at Manchester United, performing a major U-turn after saying he wanted to leave Old Trafford.

2012: Cycling's world governing body, the UCI, confirmed it had ratified the United States Anti-Doping Agency's decision to ban Lance Armstrong from cycling for life and to strip him of his seven Tour de France titles for doping offences.

2017: Lewis Hamilton won the United States Grand Prix, with title rival Sebastian Vettel second.


George Cohen (soccer) - England defender in 1966 World Cup-winning team, born 1939.

Sir Michael Stoute (racing) - top flat trainer, born 1945.

Mike Hendrick (cricket) - former England seam bowler who took 87 wickets in 30 Tests, born 1948.

Arsene Wenger (soccer) - former Arsenal manager, born 1949.

Mick Hill (athletics) - former javelin thrower, born 1964.

Michel Salgado (soccer) - retired former Real Madrid, Spain and Blackburn right-back, born 1975.

Owais Shah (cricket) - former England batsman, born 1978.

Mark Renshaw (cycling) - Australian cyclist who regularly leads out British sprinter Mark Cavendish, born 1982.


1. Which three clubs did Robbie Keane score Premier League hat-tricks against?

2. In what year did Armagh last win the Ulster Senior Football Championship?

3. Juan Martin Del Potro, Diego Schwartzman and David Nalbandian are current or former tennis players from which country?

4. What number lies between 5 and 9 on a dart board?

5. Name the Turf Lodge, Belfast fighter who won on the Boston fight night card on Saturday night, October 20 1998.

(See Quick Quiz answers at bottom)


Today (Monday, October 22)

SOCCER: Premier League, Arsenal v Leicester - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League 0700; FA Cup, first-round draw - BBC Two England 1900.

TENNIS: ATP, Erste Bank Open - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 1200; WTA, Tennis Finals, Singapore - BT Sport 1 1215.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, Atlanta Falcons v New York Giants - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0100 (Tue).

Tomorrow (Tuesday, October 23)

SOCCER: Champions League, AEK Athens v Bayern Munich - BT Sport 1 1730, Young Boys v Valencia - BT Sport/ESPN 1745, Manchester United v Juventus - BT Sport 2 1900, Real Madrid v Viktoria Plzen - BT Sport/ESPN 2000; Championship, Norwich v Aston Villa - Sky Sports Main Event 1900.

CRICKET: One-Day International, Sri Lanka v England - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket 0930.

BASEBALL: MLB, World Series Los Angeles Dodgers v Boston Red Sox: game one - BT Sport 1 0030 (Wed).

CYCLING: Six Day London - Eurosport 1 2000.

TENNIS: ATP, Erste Bank Open - Sky Sports Action 1200; WTA, Tennis Finals, Singapore 1215.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Everton, Wolves and Burnley; 2. 2008 (Armagh drew 2-8 to 1-11 with Fermanagh before beating them 1-11 to 0-8 in the replay; 3. Argentina; 4. 12; 5. Sean McComb

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