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Greece win the European Championships

It was the first time in a major international tournament where both finalists had also played in the opening game of the tournament. Greece won the final 1–0, defying odds of 80–1 from the beginning of the tournament, with Angelos Charisteas scoring the winning goal in the 57th minute.

Victoria Adams marries David Beckham

The wedding attracted much media coverage. Beckham's teammate, Gary Neville, was the best man, and the couple's four-month-old son Brooklyn was the ring bearer. Most of the media were kept away from the ceremony as an exclusive deal with OK! magazine had been arranged.


Pete Sampras beats fellow Jim Courier for his first of 7 Wimbledon titles

Sampras defeated Jim Courier in the final to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1993 Wimbledon Championships. This was the first of Sampras's seven Wimbledon titles which was a joint all-time record with William Renshaw, which stood until the 2017 championships when Roger Federer surpassed the record by winning his 8th title.


John McEnroe ends Björn Borg's streak of 5 straight Wimbledon titles

John McEnroe defeated his rival, the five-time defending champion Björn Borg in the final, 4–6, 7–6(7–1), 7–6(7–4), 6–4 to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1981 Wimbledon Championships. Borg was attempting to equal William Renshaw's sixth consecutive Wimbledon title and Roy Emerson's all-time record of 12 Grand Slam titles.


Manchester United sacks manager Tommy Docherty

Thomas Henderson Docherty is a Scottish former football player and manager. Docherty played for several clubs, most notably Preston North End, and represented Scotland between 1951 and 1959. Docherty was having an affair with the wife of the club's physiotherapist, and he was immediately fired, replaced by Queens Park Rangers' manager Dave Sexton.


The Miracle of Bern takes place

The final is often listed as one of the greatest matches in World Cup history, and also one of its most unexpected upsets. The win earned Germany its first of thus far four World Cup titles and is known as the Miracle of Bern.


'Luckiest man' speech

The Yankees retired Gehrig's uniform number "4", making him the first player in Major League Baseball history to be accorded that honor. Gehrig was given many gifts, commemorative plaques, and trophies. Some came from VIPs; others came from the stadium's groundskeepers and janitorial staff.

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