THOSE WERE THE DAYS
ON THIS DATE IN SPORTING HISTORY
1911: Jim Driscoll became the first man to win the Lonsdale Belt outright when he stopped ‘Spike’ Robson in the 11th round of their British featherweight fight in London.
1957: American golfer Payne Stewart, right, was born. A familiar figure in his plus fours, Stewart won his first major at the US PGA Championship in 1989 and then secured the US Open title two years later. In 1999, he won the US Open again. On October 25, 1999, Stewart was killed when the private jet he was travelling in crashed in South Dakota. 2005: Russian Marat Safin won the Australian Open with a 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 triumph over Lleyton Hewitt in the final. 2008: Stuart Pearce was appointed as one of Fabio Capello’s coaches for the England senior team.