Monday, August 31, 2020


On this day

In 1909, A J Reach Co patented cork-centered baseball

In 1924, Paavo Nurmi ran world record 10,000m (30:06.2)

In 1968, Gary Sobers became the first cricketer to hit 6 sixes in one over

In 1972, American super swimmer Mark Spitz wrapped up the Olympic butterfly double with a world record 54.27 in the 100m in Munich, having already won the 200m in world record time 2:00.70

In 1994, Pentium computer beat world chess champ Garry Kasparov

Clive Lloyd

Sir Clive Hubert Lloyd CBE AO who was born on 31st of August 1944 is a Guyanese former cricketer who played for the West Indies cricket team. As a boy he went to Chatham High School in Georgetown. At the age of 14 he was captain of his school cricket team in the prestigious Chin Cup inter-school competition.

Javagal Srinath

Javagal Srinath, was born in 1969 on this day. He is a former Indian cricketer and currently an ICC match referee. He is considered to be among India's finest fast bowlers, and is the first Indian fast bowler to take more than 300 wickets in One Day Internationals.

One can easily recall his lethal strike in the Semi Final of the 1996 World Cup when he had the explosive Sri Lankan Opener Romesh Kaluwitharna caught by Sanjay Manjrekar.

A Good News for Indian Sports

India and Russia have been declared joint winners of a major international chess tournament after two Indian players lost their internet connection during the final round.

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