VIDEO: On This Day - June 24 1987: Which Argentina soccer star was born?


1938: BBC Television covered a Test match for the first time when they screened part of the second Test against Australia from Lord's. The highlight of the match was Walter Hammond's 240 in England's first innings.

1995: South Africa won the Rugby World Cup on home soil with a 15-12 victory against New Zealand in Johannesburg.

2006: Tennis great Andre Agassi announced at Wimbledon he would retire after that year's US Open.

2009: The FIA and the Formula One Teams' Association reached an agreement to stage a unified championship the following season, ending the threat of a breakaway series.

2010: American 23rd seed John Isner beat France's Nicolas Mahut 6-4 3-6 6-7 7-6 70-68 in the first round at Wimbledon. The match was the longest in professional tennis history.

2011: Sri Lanka opener Upul Tharanga was suspended from all cricket for three months, backdated to May 9, after being found guilty of committing an anti-doping rule violation.

2012: England were knocked out of Euro 2012, losing 4-2 on penalties in the quarter-finals to Italy in Kiev. The game ended 0-0 after extra-time.

2013: Rafael Nadal went out of a grand slam in the opening round for the first time in his career after losing 7-6 (7/4) 7-6 (10/8) 6-4 to Steve Darcis at Wimbledon.

2014: Luis Suarez found himself at the centre of another biting storm in Uruguay's 1-0 win over Italy which sent them through to the last 16 of the World Cup. The then Liverpool striker clashed with Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini and was later banned by FIFA from all football for four months, as well as nine international matches, and ordered to pay a fine of 100,000 Swiss francs.

2014: England bowed out of the World Cup with a goalless draw against Costa Rica which ensured they would finish bottom of Group D, with the Central Americans and Uruguay progressing.

2016: Tyson Fury's world heavyweight rematch with Wladimir Klitschko was postponed after the British boxer suffered an ankle injury. The fight never happened and Fury later vacated the WBA, WBO and IBF titles, citing problems with depression.

2018: Harry Kane scored a hat-trick to help England record their biggest ever World Cup victory, a 6-1 win over Panama which secured their progress to the knockout stages.


Robbie McEwen (cycling) - former sprinter, born 1972.

Luis Garcia (soccer) - former Barcelona, Liverpool and Spain midfielder, born 1978.

Shunsuke Nakamura (soccer) - former Celtic midfielder, now back in Japan with Jubilo Iwata, born 1978.

Juan Roman Riquelme (soccer) - former Argentina, Barcelona, Villarreal and Boca Juniors playmaker, born 1978.

Kevin Nolan (soccer) - Former Notts County manager, also former midfielder with Bolton, Newcastle and West Ham, born 1982.

Stuart Broad (cricket) - England and Nottinghamshire seamer, born 1986.

Lionel Messi (soccer) - Barcelona and Argentina forward, born 1987.

Micah Richards (soccer) - Aston Villa defender, born 1988.

David Alaba (soccer) - Bayern Munich and Austria defender, born 1992.


1 Who did Stephen Hendry beat in the final to win his sixth World Snooker Championship in 1996?

2. What is the nickname of the 37ft 2in wall in left field at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox?

3. Which cyclist won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award in 2018?

4. Which Belfast boxer won the WBO European light-heavyweight title at the Ulster Hall on Friday June 21 2019?

5. Who did Atletico Madrid beat in the 2018 Europa League final?

(See quiz answers at bottom)


Today (Monday, June 24)

CRICKET: World Cup, Bangladesh v Afghanistan - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 1000.

SPORT: European Games, day four - eir Sport 1 0700 & BT Sport 1000.

SOCCER: Under-21s Euro 2019, Croatia v England - Sky Sports Main Event 1930, France v Romania - Sky Sports Premier League 1955; Women's World Cup, Spain v United States - BBC Two England 1645; Africa Cup of Nations, Ivory Coast v South Africa - Eurosport 2 1515, Tunisia v Angola - Eurosport 2 1715, Mali v Mauritania - Eurosport 2 2045.

TENNIS: WTA, Eastbourne - Eurosport 1100 & BBC Two England 1345.

SNOOKER: World Cup - Eurosport 2 1225.

BASEBALL: MLB, St Louis Cardinals v Los Angeles Angels - BT Sport//ESPN 0300 (Tues).

Tomorrow (Tuesday, June 25)

CRICKET: World Cup, England v Australia - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 0930; Women's T20, England v West Indies - Sky Sports Main Event 1830 & Sky Sports Cricket 2000

SPORT: European Games, day five - eir Sport 1 0700 & BT Sport 1000.

SOCCER: Women's World Cup, Italy v China - BBC Two England 1645; Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon v Guinea-Bissau - Eurosport 2 1745, Ghana v Benin - Eurosport 2 2045.

TENNIS: WTA, Eastbourne - Eurosport 1100 & BBC Two England 1300.

SNOOKER: World Cup - Eurosport 2 1225 & Eurosport 1 0555 (Wed).

POOL: World Cup - Sky Sports Action 1330 & 1900.

BASEBALL: MLB, San Francisco Giants v Colorado Rockies - BT Sport//ESPN 0300 (Wed).

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Peter Ebdon; 2. The Green Monster; 3. Geraint Thomas; 4. Steven Ward; 5. Marseille.

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