THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1969: In one of the most bizarre evenings in SA boxing, two fighters bite their opponents on the ear on the same card in Durban. First Mike Robertson chomped down on the ear of Spider Kelly in the main undercard bout and then Herby Clarke bit the shoulder of Arnold Taylor before moving north to the ear. Both bites caused bleeding. Robertson was allowed to carry on fighting, but Clarke, the SA lightweight champion, was disqualified. 1992: SA are bowled out by the West Indies for 152 in Port of Spain as they lose the second ODI and with it the threematch series.
1998: Hansie Cronje is named Man of the Match as the Proteas beat Pakistan by three wickets in an ODI in East London. Cronje took 2/17 to help restrict the visitors to 250/8, and then scored 52 from 53 balls to help SA to victory. 2000: Cronje is sacked as Proteas cricket captain after admitting in a 3am phone call to then United Cricket Board CEO Ali Bacher that he had not been honest in his denials about dealing with bookmakers.
2001: Tragedy strikes SA soccer as 43 fans die in a crush to get into the Premier Soccer League match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates at Ellis Park.