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2011

Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros dies

Ballesteros confirmed that he had been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. In May 2011, Ballesteros' family released a statement announcing that his neurological condition had "suffered a severe deterioration". He died within hours of the announcement.

2006

Tottenham Hotspur fail to secure a Champions League Place

On the morning of the decisive game against West Ham United, a number of Tottenham players were taken ill with suspected food poisoning. The club appealed for the Premier League to delay the kickoff game but it wasn't successful. Arsenal went on to win their fixture 4–2 from a Thierry Henry hat-trick meaning Tottenham also required a win. Tottenham lost the game 2-1 and fell to fifth place.

2006

Arsenal play their last ever game at Highbury

Arsenal Stadium or Highbury was a stadium in North London which was the home stadium of Arsenal between 1913 and 2006. Arsenal's last game at the stadium was their FA Premier League match against Wigan Athletic, it was the last game of the season. After the closure, Arsenal held an auction to sell off many of the stadium's parts, including pieces of the pitch, the goalposts, and former manager George Graham's desk.

1957

Career of Herb Score is cut short

During the first inning of a night game against the New York Yankees at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Score threw a low fastball to Gil McDougald with Jim Hegan catching. McDougald lined the pitch to the mound and struck Score in the face, breaking Score's facial bones and injuring his eye.

1933

American football player Johnny Unitas is born

John Constantine Unitas was an American football player in the National Football League. He spent the majority of his career playing for the Baltimore Colts. He was a record-setting quarterback and the NFL's most valuable player in 3 seasons. For 52 years he held the record for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass.

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