VIDEO WATCH: On This Day - Oct 23 1940: Edson Arantes do Nascimento - the world's greatest soccer player of all time, (Pele, to you and me) is born

Brazil's star Pele being hoisted on shoulders of his team-mates after Brazil won the ninth World Cup final against Italy 4-1 in Mexico City's Estadio Azteca Mexico on June 21 1970. Pele, who scored the opening goal of the game and assisted two, won his third winner's medal. The World Cup victory was Brazil's third win for the Jules Rimet Cup. 


1900: Douglas Jardine, the England Test cricket captain at the centre of the 'Bodyline' controversy in 1932-33, was born. He died in 1958, aged 57.

1915: WG Grace, one of the greats of cricket who scored more than 54,000 first-class runs, died at the age of 67.

1987: Jockey Lester Piggott was jailed for income tax offences. He was released after serving a third of his three-year sentence.

1988: American Henry Armstrong, the only boxer to hold world titles at three different weights simultaneously, died aged 75.

1999: Kanu hit a hat-trick in the final 15 minutes as Arsenal came from 2-0 down to beat Chelsea 3-2 at Stamford Bridge.

2005: David Beckham was sent off in Real Madrid's 2-1 defeat to Valencia for sarcastically applauding the referee after being booked. The decision was later overturned.

2007: Steve Staunton left his job as Republic of Ireland manager by mutual consent.

2009: Jean Todt was elected president of world motor sport's governing body the FIA in succession to Max Mosley.

2011: New Zealand won the Rugby World Cup after beating France 8-7 in the final.

2011: Italian motorcyclist Marco Simoncelli was killed in a crash at the Malaysian MotoGP.

2016: Jose Mourinho returned to Chelsea as manager of Manchester United and saw his new team beaten 4-0 by the Blues at Stamford Bridge, prompting chants of "You're not special anymore" from some home fans.

2017: Ronald Koeman was sacked as Everton manager with the Toffees third bottom in the Premier League after winning just two of their opening nine league games.


Pele (soccer) - Brazilian, widely acknowledged as the greatest player of all time, who was a World Cup winner in 1958, 1962 and 1970, born 1940.


Wayne Rainey (motorcycling) - American who won three successive world 500cc titles between 1990 and 1992, born 1960.

Andoni Zubizarreta (soccer) - former Barcelona and Spain goalkeeper, born 1961.

Chris Horner (cycling) - American who became the oldest grand tour winner with victory in the 2013 Vuelta a Espana, born 1971.

Christian Dailly (soccer) - former Scotland, Rangers and West Ham defender, born 1973.

Sander Westerveld (soccer) - former Holland, Liverpool and Portsmouth goalkeeper, born 1974.

Brad Haddin (cricket) - Former Australian wicketkeeper who earned a World Cup winner's medal in 2015, born in 1977.

Jimmy Bullard (soccer) - former Wigan and Fulham midfielder, born 1978.

Steve Harmison (cricket) - former England paceman, born 1978.

Simon Davies (soccer) - former Tottenham, Fulham and Wales midfielder, born 1979.

Keiren Westwood (soccer) - Sheffield Wednesday and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper, formerly of Coventry and Sunderland, born 1984.

Alvaro Morata (soccer) - Chelsea and Spain striker, born in 1992.


1. In which country did Lewis Hamilton wrap up his first Formula One world title?

2. Who are the reigning All-Ireland GAA Senior Club Football Champions?

3. Which club did Liverpool sign Mohamed Salah from?

4. Who is the only tennis player to successfully defend an Olympic singles gold medal?

5. Who did Irish fighter Katie Taylor defeat at the TD Garden in Boston in October 2018?

(See quiz answers at bottom)


Today (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, Shakhtar Donetsk v Manchester City - BT Sport 3 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 game one, Los Angeles Dodgers v Boston Red Sox - 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.

Tomorrow (Wednesday, October 24)

SOCCER: Champions League, PSV v Tottenham - BT Sport 3 1715, Club Brugge v Monaco - BT Sport 1 1730, Liverpool v Red Star Belgrade - BT Sport 2 1900, Barcelona v Inter Milan - BT Sport/ESPN 1945, PSG v Napoli - BT Sport 3 2015; Championship, West Brom v Derby - Sky Sports Main Event 1900.

GOLF: World Golf Championships, Shanghai - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf 0300 (Thu).

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

BASEBALL: MLB, World Series game two, Los Angeles Dodgers v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport 1 0100 (Thu).

CYCLING - Tour of Hainan - Eurosport 2 0630.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Brazil; 2. Corofin 3. Roma; 4. Andy Murray; 5 Cindy Serrano.



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