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Lionel Messi breaks Barcelona’s La Liga goal-scoring record

Lionel Messi regained his best form during the 2014–15 campaign, breaking the all-time goalscoring records in both La Liga and the Champions League in 2014, and leading Barcelona to a historic second treble.


Tottenham score their highest Premier League victory

Spurs' biggest top-flight victory came against Wigan Athletic in 2009, when they won 9–1 with Jermain Defoe scoring five goals. The club's record defeat is an 8–0 loss to 1. FC Köln in the Intertoto Cup in 1995.


The youngest Heavyweight champion in boxing history

Just 20-year-old Mike Tyson was awarded the victory against a Jamaican boxer Trevor Berbick via technical knockout in the second round. After this match, Tyson gained a great popularity and continued in a successfully started career.


The XVI Summer Olympic Games open in Melbourne, Australia

The 1956 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event that was held in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, with the exception of the equestrian events, which were held in Stockholm, Sweden, in June 1956. These Games were the first to be staged in the Southern Hemisphere and Oceania, as well as the first to be held outside Europe and North America. Melbourne is the most southerly city ever to host the Olympics.


Professional ice hockey team Toronto Maple Leafs is founded

When founded, the club was operating simply as Toronto and known then as the Toronto Arenas. Under new ownership, the club was renamed the Toronto St. Patricks in 1919. In 1927 the club was purchased by Conn Smythe and renamed the Maple Leafs. A member of the "Original Six", the club was one of 6 NHL teams to have endured through the period of League retrenchment during the Great Depression.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1967

Boris Becker

born 1970

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