On This Day - Nov 7 1975: Which Hurling Allstar and Limerick captain was born on this day?


1978: Former world heavyweight boxing champion Gene Tunney died. He beat Jack Dempsey on points to win the title in 1926 and a year later retained it with another points win over Dempsey. Tunney retired as undefeated champion in 1928.

1987: Manchester City's Tony Adcock, Paul Stewart and David White all scored hat-tricks in their team's 10-1 demolition of Huddersfield. It was the fifth time three players had scored hat-tricks in the same Football League match.

2004: Paula Radcliffe won the New York Marathon.

2005: Graham Rix was appointed as first-team coach of Hearts. He was sacked by the Edinburgh club in March 2006.

2009: David Haye won his WBA heavyweight title fight against Nikolai Valuev on points in Nuremberg.

2010: After Jenson Button was left unharmed following an armed attack on his car, Sebastian Vettel won the Brazilian Grand Prix.

2011: Wigan centre Joel Tomkins switched codes to join Saracens in the Aviva Premiership. He would later return to the Warriors.

2012: Sebastian Coe was elected as the new chairman of the British Olympic Association.

2014: Formula One team Marussia officially went out of business, with the loss of more than 200 jobs.


Lucinda Green (equestrian) - six-time winner of Badminton three-day event, born 1953.

Mark Hateley (soccer) - former Rangers and England striker, born 1961.

John Barnes (soccer) - former Liverpool and England midfielder, born 1963.

Ollie Moran (gaelic games) - the Castleconnell man captained Limerick senior hurlers and won an Allstar in 2007, born 1975.

Mark Philippoussis (tennis) - former Australian player who was a finalist at Wimbledon in 2003, born 1976.

Rio Ferdinand (soccer) - former Manchester United and England defender, born 1978.

Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink (soccer) - former Celtic, Hull and Holland striker, born 1978.

James Franklin (cricket) - Middlesex's county championship-winning captain, born 1980.

David De Gea (soccer) - Manchester United and Spain goalkeeper, born 1990.

Daniel Ayala (soccer) - Middlesbrough defender, born 1990.


1 Which year did Lewis Hamilton win his first Formula One championship?

2 Who is Liverpool's record goalscorer?

3 Who won the 2017 GAA National Football League Division One title?

4 In which year did Frank Bruno win his WBC heavyweight boxing title?

5 How many Ulster GAA counties reached the 2017 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship quarter-finals?

(See quiz answers at bottom)


Today (Tuesday, November 7)

CRICKET: Third T20 international, India v New Zealand - Sky Sports Cricket 1320, Sky Sports Main Event 1330.

TENNIS: Exhibition match, Andy Murray v Roger Federer - Eurosport 1 1930; ATP Next Gen Finals - Sky Sports Main Event 1830.

SNOOKER: Champion of Champions - ITV 4 1245 and 1845, eir Sport 1 1245 and 1845.

BASKETBALL: NBA, San Antonio Spurs v Los Angeles Clippers - BT Sport 1 0130 (Wed).

BOWLS: Scottish International Open - BBC 2 Scotland 1300.

Tomorrow (Wednesday, November 8)

SOCCER: National League, Chester v Wrexham - BT Sport 1 1915.

TENNIS: ATP Next Gen Finals - Sky Sports Main Event 1300 and 1830.

SNOOKER: Champion of Champions - ITV 4 1245 and 1845, eir Sport 1 1245 and 1845.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors v Minnesota Timberwolves - BT Sport 1 from 0100 (Thu).

ICE HOCKEY: NHL, New York Rangers v Boston Bruins - eir Sport 1 0100 (Thu).

BOWLS: Scottish International Open - BBC 2 Scotland 1300.

GREYHOUNDS: St Leger - Sky Sports Action 1900.


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