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2015

60th NHL All-Star Game

The 60th National Hockey League All-Star Game was an exhibition ice hockey game played in Columbus, Ohio, for the first time, at Nationwide Arena, home of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Team Toews won the game 17–12, as the teams and players broke a variety of All-Star Game scoring records.

2014

The first ever Stadium Series game takes place outside

The first game of the series at Dodger Stadium featured performances by Kiss and Five for Fighting before the game and between the periods, and the opening ceremonies included Vin Scully and Wayne Gretzky. The Anaheim Ducks shut out the Los Angeles Kings in the inaugural Stadium Series game by a score of 3-0, with Jonas Hiller making 36 saves.

1999

Eric Cantona uses his famous kung-fu kick

In an away match against Crystal Palace, Cantona was sent off by the referee for a kick on Palace defender Richard Shaw after Shaw had frustrated Cantona throughout the game by closely marking him. As he was walking towards the tunnel, Cantona launched a 'kung-fu' style kick into the crowd, directed at Crystal Palace fan Matthew Simmons.

David Beckham gets engaged to Victoria “Posh Spice” Adams

They married at Luttrellstown Castle in Ireland. Beckham's teammate Gary Neville was the best man, and the couple's infant son, Brooklyn, was the ring bearer. The media were kept away from the ceremony, as the Beckhams had an exclusive deal with OK! Magazine, but newspapers were still able to obtain photographs of them sitting on golden thrones.

1980

Spanish footballer Xavi is born

Xavier "Xavi" Hernández Creus is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Qatari club Al Sadd. Since 1988, he has played 700 matches, scored 82 goals and made more than 180 assists for over 50 players. Xavi is the first player in Barcelona's history to play 150 international matches.

1942

Portugal and Sporting Lisbon legend Eusebio is born

Eusébio da Silva Ferreira was a Portuguese footballer who played as a striker. Eusébio is considered by many as one of the greatest footballers of all time. During his professional career, he scored 733 goals in 745 matches. He was known for his speed, technique, athleticism and his ferocious right-footed shot, making him a prolific goalscorer.

1924

The first ever Winter Olympics

The 1924 Winter Olympics were a winter multi-sport event which was held in 1924 in Chamonix, France. The tradition of holding the Winter Olympics in the same year as the Summer Olympics would continue until 1992, after which the current practice of holding a Winter Olympics in the second year after each Summer Olympics began.

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