Muhammad Ali won his first professional fight in his home town of Louisville, Kentucky, beating Tunney Hunsaker on points over six rounds.
1985 Jockey Lester Piggott rode one winner at Nottingham before going into retirement - only to make a successful comeback five years later, aged 54.
1991 Colin McMillan became the fastest outright winner of a Lonsdale Belt when he won his third British title fight as a featherweight, against Sean Murphy.
1997 The Republic of Ireland scraped a 1-1 draw with Belgium in the first leg of their World Cup play-off in Dublin. A 2-1 defeat in Brussels eliminated them, though.
2003 Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand was charged with misconduct by the Football Association after missing a drugs test. He was later banned for eight months.