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1986

WrestleMania II

WrestleMania 2 was the second annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). The event took place on Monday, April 7, 1986, making it the only WrestleMania that was not held on the customary Sunday. The events took place at three venues: the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York; the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois; and the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California.

1983

France midfielder Franck Ribery is born

Franck Ribéry was born in Boulogne, a coastal city in Northern France. He began playing at the age of 6, in the youth section of amateur club FC Conti de Boulogne-sur-Mer. His 1st professional club was a 2nd division team Lille. He got into Ligue 1 thanks to Metz and after few years left French league for Bayern Munich.

1968

Motor racing world champion Jim Clark is killed in an accident

Jim Clark, one of the most naturally talented motor racing driver was killed when his Lotus-Cosworth left the German track and roll into a wood at about 170mph during a Formula Two race. The cause of the accident could have been a fault in the steering mechanism or rear-axle suspension.

1943

NFL made helmets mandatory

At the beginning of professional football, the protective helmets were optional. Accidents tended to happen during the game, so in order to protect the players from catastrophic brain injuries, the NFL made helmets compulsory for all players. Over the course of years, the materials changed, making them more safe and comfortable.

1928

Lester Patrick became the oldest person to appear as a player in a Stanley Cup Final

Curtis Lester Patrick was a professional ice hockey player and coach. Patrick is famous for an incident which occurred during the Stanley Cup finals of 1928. At the age of 44 years, while serving as coach and general manager of the Rangers, Patrick inserted himself into the playoff game in April to play goal against the Montreal Maroons.

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Jackie Chan

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Anne-Marie

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