1540: The first recorded horse race meeting in England took place at Chester’s Roodee Fields.
1998: Lawrie McMenemy, out of football since resigning after his second spell as Southampton manager, became the first non-Ulsterman to manage Northern Ireland. Joe Jordan and Pat Jennings were named as his assistants. McMenemy resigned two years later.
2006: Former England manager Ron Greenwood died at the age of 84 after a long illness. Greenwood, who also managed West Ham, was in charge of England at the 1982 World Cup finals.
2009: ChampionRead More »from On this day in sport: Scolari sacked, Greenwood dies