THOSE WERE THE DAYS
ON THIS DATE IN SPORTING HISTORY 1906: HW ‘Bunny’ Austin, was born. He teamed up with Fred Perry to win four consecutive Davis Cup finals from 1933-1936 and reached two Wimbledon finals – in 1932 and 1938 – losing both. Austin died in 2000. 1988: Jack Nicklaus tied for 34th place in The International at Castle Pines to become the first man to pass $5million in career earnings on the US Tour. 2008: Usain Bolt won gold in the 200m in a world record time of 19.30secs to complete a sprint double at the Beijing Olympics.
2008: Bolt broke his own 200m record, setting a new time of 19.19secs at the World Championships in Berlin.