On This Day… 13th March

Every day is a moment in history in sport. 13th March is no exception.

Here are some of the birthdays and events that took place on this date in history.

Birthdays

Edgar Davids (44)

Gerard Deulofeu (23)

Andrés Escobar (born 1967, d. 1994)

Home Run Baker (born 1886, d. 1963)

Thomas Enqvist (43)

Olga Rukavishnikova (63)

Silver medalist in the last ever women’s Olympic pentathlon. She also had the shortest ever reign of a track and field world record holder.

Akira Nogami (51)

Events

1982 – World Ice Dance Championship in Copenhagen won by Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean (Great Britain).

1985 – The Kenilworth Road riot took place during and after the FA Cup 6th Round tie between Luton Town F.C. and Millwall F.C.

1993 – Oksana Bayul became the youngest world champion when she won the world figure skating championship at age 15.

2009 – The Cleveland Cavaliers clinched the Central Division title for the first time in 33 years, with a 126–123 overtime win over the Sacramento Kings.

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