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On This Day - Oct 30 1960: Soccer star Diego Maradona is born

Diego Maradona, pictured above right playing for Napoli, is regarded by many to be the greatest footballer there has ever been. The pinnacle of a stellar career for the Argentinian maestro arrived in 1986 when he captained his country to their second World Cup victory
PA and Sean O'Neill

ON THIS DAY

1937: A crowd of 68,029 - the highest recorded for a non top-flight league match - watched Aston Villa's Second Division game against Coventry.

1974: Muhammad Ali became the second boxer, after Floyd Patterson, to regain the world heavyweight title when he knocked out George Foreman in the eighth round in the 'Rumble in the Jungle' in Kinshasa, Zaire.

2003: The Football Association suspended four Arsenal players and handed out fines totalling £275,000 for indiscipline in a Premiership match against Manchester United at Old Trafford in September which ended goalless.

2005: Golfer Colin Montgomerie clinched his eighth European Tour Order of Merit title after finishing joint third in the Volvo Masters at Valderrama.

2006: Craig Levein was appointed manager of Dundee United after Craig Brewster left the Tannadice club.

2007: Glenn Roeder was appointed manager of Championship side Norwich.

2007: Brazil were confirmed as the hosts for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

2008: AC Milan announced the loan signing of England midfielder David Beckham from the Los Angeles Galaxy.

2012: Sale Sharks chief executive Steve Diamond confirmed he would be in charge of the team for the remainder of the season following Bryan Redpath's removal from the position of director of rugby.

BIRTHDAYS

Sir Ian McGeechan (rugby union) - Four-times British Lions coach, also a former Scotland coach, born 1946.

Diego Maradona (soccer) - Argentina great, a World Cup winner in 1986 and former national team coach, born 1960.

Courtney Walsh (cricket) - West Indies paceman who took 519 Test wickets, born 1962.

Michael Oakes (soccer) - Former Aston Villa, Wolves and Cardiff goalkeeper, born 1973.

Neil Shipperley (soccer) - Former Southampton, Crystal Palace and Sheffield United striker, born 1974.

Stern John (soccer) - Former Trinidad & Tobago striker, also played for Nottingham Forest, Birmingham and Coventry, born 1976.

Iain Hume (soccer) - Former Canada, Leicester, Barnsley and Preston striker, born 1983.

Nastia Liukin (gymnastics) - Moscow-born 2008 Olympic individual all-around gold medallist for the United States, born 1989.

QUICK QUIZ

1 Who captained Cork in the 2006 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final?

2 At its largest, what measures 61m by 30m under international regulations?

3 The nine-hole Royal Household golf course is set in the grounds of which castle?

4 Mick Galwey played championship football for which county?

5 Former Wales winger Nigel Walker also represented his country at the 1984 Olympics in which event?

SPORT ON TV

Today (Tuesday October 30)

GAA: Classic GAA, Cork v Waterford from 2007 - eir Sport 1 0830.

SOCCER: Carabao Cup, Burton Albion v Nottingham Forest - Sky Sports Main Event 1930; Ligue 1, Strasbourg v Lille - BT Sport 1 2000; A-League, Adelaide v Sydney - BT Sport 2 0830.

TENNIS: WTA, Elite Trophy Zhuhai - BT Sport 1 0600 and 1130; ATP, Paris Masters - Sky Sports Main Event 1000.

CYCLING: Tour of Hainan - Eurosport 2 0430.

SNOOKER: International Championship, China - Eurosport 1 0625 and 1125.

GYMNASTICS: World Gymnastics Championships - BBC Two England 1300.

BASEBALL: MLB World Series Game 6 - BT Sport 1 0000 (Wed).

Quick Quiz answers: 1. Pat Mulcahy; 2. Ice hockey rink; 3. Windsor; 4. Kerry; 5. 110m hurdles

 

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