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1957

The first NHL player to score 500 goals

Maurice “Rocket” Richard of the Montreal Canadiens becomes the first NHL player to score 500 goals in his career when he slaps a 20-foot shot past Chicago Blackhawks goalie Glenn Hall. Richard was one of the most consistent and intimidating goal-scorers in pro hockey history.

1957

The Glasgow derby ends in a record score-line

Officially, the largest margin of victory in matches between the Glasgow clubs was achieved in the final of the Scottish League Cup, when Celtic shocked the reigning Scottish League champions and short-odds favorites by producing an irresistible display of attacking football at Hampden Park that resulted in a 7-1 win.

1954

The journeyman manager Sam Allardyce is born

Samuel Allardyce is an English football manager and former professional player. Allardyce is a keen proponent of sports science and using technology and innovative techniques in coaching his teams, such as computerized performance analysis and yoga. Martin Hardy of The Independent described him as "one of the pioneers of sports science in English football".

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