1971: Disgraced drug cheat Lance Armstrong is born in Plano, Texas. Armstrong won seven Tour de France titles but was later banned for illegal drug use.
1977: US 12-metre yacht Courageous beats Australia 4-0 in the America’s Cup off Newport Rhode Island. 1993: Territorian Michael Long stars in Essendon’s 11-point comeback win over Adelaide in the preliminary final. The Bombers came from 42 points down at halftime.
1994: Melbourne’s Garry Lyon boots 10 goals in his side’s 79-point win over the Western Bulldogs in the AFL first semi-final.
1997: Sev Ballesteros and Nick Faldo elected to the World Golf Hall Of Fame.
1999: Carlton beat Essendon by one point in a huge AFL preliminary final upset. Fraser Brown’s goal saving tackle on Essendon’s Dean Wallis seals the result for the Blues.
2008: English soccer club Portsmouth makes its European debut, beating Vitoria de Guimaraes 2-0 in the UEFA Cup.
2013: Heavyweight boxer and WBC champion in 1978, Ken Norton, dies in Henderson, Nevada, aged 70.