1871: Twelve teams agreed to inaugurate the FA Cup competition suggested by Football Association secretary Charles Allcock.

1968: American Bob Beamon shattered the world long jump record by 55.24cm to set a new mark of 8.9metres. His record would stand for nearly 23 years.

1999: Frank Leboeuf, speaking at Oxford University Union, said David Beckham was "arrogant" and accused Karlheinz Riedle of "cheating''.