ON THIS DAY: 1970
The BBC televised their first rugby league game – England v New Zealand at Swinton.
1965: ‘Sugar’ Ray Robinson announced his retirement from boxing after more than 25 years. 1970: Henry Cooper won the European heavyweight title (above for the third time when he stopped Jose Urtain of Spain in the ninth round. 1989: Snooker great Steve Davis suffered his biggest defeat in a final when he lost 9-1 to Stephen Hendry in the Duty Free Masters in Dubai.
2014: David Moyes was named coach of Real Sociedad after being sacked by Manchester United in April.