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Tour de France starts

The 2018 Tour de France is the 105th edition of the Tour de France. The race stars in Noirmoutier-en-l'Île and will finish with the Champs-Élysées stage in Paris, on 29 July. A total of 176 riders across 22 teams will participate in the 21-stage race. The Tour will be the shortest of the century and will be the fifth time a tour has set out from the Vendée department.


Bobby Robson manages England for the final time

The team under Bobby Robson fared better as England reached the quarter-finals of the 1986 FIFA World Cup, losing 2–1 to Argentina, before losing every match in UEFA Euro 1988. They next went on to achieve their second best result in the 1990 FIFA World Cup by finishing fourth.


Boris Becker wins Wimbledon at 17

Boris Becker from Germany became the youngest Wimbledon tennis champion by winning the tournament at the age of only 17. He triumphed 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 over Kevin Curren to write his name into the record books.


West Germany beats Holland to win the World Cup

The Netherlands opened the scoring via a Johan Neeskens penalty in the second minute, only for Paul Breitner to equalize with another penalty in the 25th minute before Gerd Müller scored the winning goal in the 43rd minute, claiming West Germany's second FIFA World Cup.


Ice hockey player Joe Sakic is born

Joseph Steven "Joe" Sakic is a Canadian professional ice hockey executive and former player. He played his entire 21-year NHL career with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche franchise. Named captain of the team in 1992, Sakic is regarded as one of the most capable team leaders in league history.

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