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See also: 1955 in sports, other events of 1956, 1957 in sports and the list of 'years in sports'. Jump to: navigation, search 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This page indexes the individual year in sports pages. ...


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Auto Racing

Auto racing (also known as automobile racing, autosport or motorsport) is a sport involving racing automobiles. ... NASCAR Nextel Cup logo NEXTEL Cup trophy, adopted in 2004 4-time champion Jeff Gordon poses with the Winston Cup trophy (used prior to 2004) The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... Elzie Wylie Buck Baker Sr. ... A simple wooden cart in Australia A cart transporting watermelons in Harbin, China. ... Pat Flaherty was a Formula One driver (Indy 500 only) from the United States. ... Jump to: navigation, search Indianapolis 500, 1994 The Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, frequently shortened to Indianapolis 500 or Indy 500, is an American race for open-wheel automobiles held annually over the Memorial Day weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. ... Jimmy Bryan was a Formula One driver (Indy 500 only) from the United States. ... The inaugural Formula One World Championship was won by Italian Giuseppe Farina in his Alfa Romeo in 1950, barely defeating his Argentine teammate Juan Manuel Fangio. ... Juan Manuel Fangio (June 24, 1911 - July 17, 1995) was a noted Argentinian racing car driver and winner of the Formula One championship five times, including four in a row from 1954-57. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Ron Flockhart was a Formula One driver from Britain. ... Wikimedia Commons has more media related to: Jaguar D-type The Jaguar D-type, like its predecessor, is a factory-built race-car. ... Rallying (international) or rally racing (US) is a form of automobile racing that takes place on normal roads with modified production or specially built road cars. ... The Monte Carlo Rally (officially Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo) is an automobile racing event organized each year by the Automobile Club de Monaco who also organize the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco and the Monaco Kart Cup. ... Jump to: navigation, search Jaguar Cars is a British automobile manufacturer famous for luxury saloon and sports cars. ... Jump to: navigation, search Drag racing is a form of auto racing in which cars or motorcycles attempt to complete a fairly short, straight and level course in the shortest amount of time, starting from a dead stop. ... Art Arfons (born February 3, 1926 in Akron) was three time the world land speed record holder. ... Hot Rod magazine is one of the older magazines devoted to the hobby of hot rodding, modifying automobiles for performance and appearance, having been published since 1948. ... The National Hot Rod Association, known as the NHRA, was founded by Wally Parks in 1951 in the State of California to provide a governing body to organize and promote the sport of drag racing. ... Jump to: navigation, search Clocked Speed = 506 km/h, Kwinana Race Track, W.A., 2005 Top-Fuel Racing refers to a class of drag racing in which the cars are run on 85% nitromethane and about 15% methanol also known as racing alcohol, instead of gasoline. ...

Baseball

  • July 14: Boston Red Sox lefty Mel Parnell pitches a no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park, winning 4-0. It is only Parnell's third win against two losses and is the sixth straight loss for second-place Chicago. The no-hitter is the first for the Red Sox since 1923. Parnell will go 4-4 before a torn muscle in his pitching arm ends his career as the Red Sox' winningest southpaw.

Picture of Fenway Park. ... Jump to: navigation, search April 17 is the 107th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (108th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search Luis Aparicio (born April 29, 1934 in Maracaibo, Zulia State, Venezuela) is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Chico with the White Sox Alfonso Carrasquel Colón (born January 23, 1928 in Caracas, Venezuela), best known as Chico Carrasquel, was a Major League Baseball player. ... Jump to: navigation, search Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 2005 â€¢ 1917 â€¢ 1906 AL Pennants (6) 2005 â€¢ 1959 â€¢ 1919 â€¢ 1917 1906 â€¢ 1901 Central Division titles (2) [1] 2005 â€¢ 2000 West Division titles (2) 1993... The position of the shortstop A shortstop moves to his left, toward the center of the field, to play a ground ball Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and third base. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... See also: 1983 in sports, other events of 1984, 1985 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Terry Labonte Cale Yarborough won the Daytona 500 Richard Petty won the 200th (and final) race of his career on July 4. ... Jump to: navigation, search July 14 is the 195th day (196th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 170 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 2004 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1903 AL Pennants (11) 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1967 1946 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1904 â€¢ 1903 East Division titles (5) 1995 â€¢ 1990 â€¢ 1988 â€¢ 1986... Mel Parnell (born June 13, 1922 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher. ... In baseball and softball, a no-hit game (more commonly known as a no-hitter) refers to a contest in which one of the teams has prevented the other from getting an official hit during the entire length of the game, which must be at least 9 innings by the... Jump to: navigation, search Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 2005 â€¢ 1917 â€¢ 1906 AL Pennants (6) 2005 â€¢ 1959 â€¢ 1919 â€¢ 1917 1906 â€¢ 1901 Central Division titles (2) [1] 2005 â€¢ 2000 West Division titles (2) 1993... Jump to: navigation, search Fenway Park is the home ballpark for the Boston Red Sox baseball club. ... Jump to: navigation, search The World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada, the culmination of the sports postseason each October. ... Jump to: navigation, search The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ... Jump to: navigation, search Major league affiliations National League (1890-present) West Division (1969-present) American Association (1884-1889) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 1988 â€¢ 1981 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1963 1959 â€¢ 1955 NL Pennants (21) 1988 â€¢ 1981 â€¢ 1978 â€¢ 1977 1974 â€¢ 1966 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1963 1959 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1955 â€¢ 1953 1952 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947... Don James Larsen (born August 7, 1929 in Michigan City, Indiana) was a pitcher for seven different Major League Baseball franchises, but is most remembered for his time with the New York Yankees. ... In baseball and softball, a no-hit game (more commonly known as a no-hitter) refers to a contest in which one of the teams has prevented the other from getting an official hit during the entire length of the game, which must be at least 9 innings by the... Jump to: navigation, search The World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada, the culmination of the sports postseason each October. ... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... Jump to: navigation, search December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Major league affiliations National League (1890-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) American Association (1882-1889) Major league titles World Series titles (5) 1990 â€¢ 1976 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1940 1919 NL Pennants (9) 1990 â€¢ 1976 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1972 1970 â€¢ 1961 â€¢ 1940 â€¢ 1939 1919 AA Pennants (1... Frank Robinson (born August 31, 1935 in Beaumont, Texas), 1935) was a Major League Baseball player and is currently the manager of the Washington Nationals. ... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the top rookie baseball player in the American and National Leagues. ... Jump to: navigation, search Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 2005 â€¢ 1917 â€¢ 1906 AL Pennants (6) 2005 â€¢ 1959 â€¢ 1919 â€¢ 1917 1906 â€¢ 1901 Central Division titles (2) [1] 2005 â€¢ 2000 West Division titles (2) 1993... Jump to: navigation, search Luis Aparicio (born April 29, 1934 in Maracaibo, Zulia State, Venezuela) is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the top rookie baseball player in the American and National Leagues. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Baltimore Orioles are a Major League Baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Rocco Domenico Rocky Colavito (born August 10, 1933 in New York, NY) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder (primarily playing right field, but also at the other outfield positions, as well as a small number of games as a pitcher and first baseman) and right-handed batter who played...

Basketball

Jump to: navigation, search Basketball is very popular in U.S. colleges. ... The NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship is held each spring featuring 65 of the top college basketball teams in the United States. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... The Golden State Warriors are a National Basketball Association team based in Oakland, California. ... The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association team based in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. ...

Boxing

  • April 27 - Rocky Marciano retires as the only undefeated Heavyweight Champion of the world with a perfect record (49-0).

This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Jump to: navigation, search April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 248 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search Rocco Francis Marchegiano (September 1, 1923 – August 31, 1969), better known as Rocky Marciano, was an Italian-American boxer who holds the distinction of being the only heavyweight champion to retire undefeated and was commonly known as the Brockton Blockbuster or The Rock. // Early childhood Marciano... Jump to: navigation, search November 30 is the 334th day (335th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 31 days remaining, as the final day of November. ... Jump to: navigation, search Chicago, colloquially known as the Second City and the Windy City, is the third-largest city in population in the United States, following New York City and Los Angeles, and the largest inland city in the country. ... Floyd Patterson (born January 4, 1935) is a former heavyweight boxing champion who made history multiple times in the sport of boxing. ... Archie Moore (December 13, 1913 _ December 9, 1998) was a light heavyweight world boxing champion who set many records in boxing. ...

Cycling

Jump to: navigation, search Cycling is a recreation, a sport, and a means of transport across land. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Giro dItalia, also simply known as the Giro, is a long distance road bicycle race for professional cyclists held over three weeks in May or early June in and around Italy. ... Charly Gaul (born 8 December 1932 in Asch, south Luxembourg) was a leading professional cyclist of the 1950s. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Tour de France (French for Tour of France), often referred to as La Grande Boucle, Le Tour or The Tour, is an epic long distance road bicycle racing competition for professionals held over three weeks in July in and around France. ... The professional World Cycling Championship is organised by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), and is a single massed start road race, the winner being the first across the line at the completion of the full race distance. ... Rik Van Steenbergen (September 9, 1924- May 15, 2003) was a Belgian cyclist, considered to be one of the best among the great number of successful Belgian cyclists. ...

Figure Skating

Figure skating is an ice skating sporting event where individuals, mixed couples, or groups perform spins, jumps, and other moves on the ice, often to music. ... World Figure Skating Championships: Mens singles winners: 1896 - Gilbert Fuchs, (Germany) 1897 - Gustav Hugel, (Austria) 1898 - Henning Grenander, (Sweden) 1899 - Gustav Hugel, (Austria) 1900 - Gustav Hugel, (Austria) 1901 - Ulrich Salchow, (Sweden) 1902 - Ulrich Salchow, (Sweden) 1903 - Ulrich Salchow, (Sweden) 1904 - Ulrich Salchow, (Sweden) 1905 - Ulrich Salchow, (Sweden) 1906 - Gilbert... Carol Heiss Jenkins (born January 20, 1940) is an American figure skater. ...

Football (American)

Jump to: navigation, search This article deals with the history and development of the different sports around the world known as football. For links to articles on each of these codes of football, please see the list in the Football today section of this article. ... The National Football League has used several different formats to determine their league champions since its founding in 1920. ... Jump to: navigation, search Conference NFC Division East Year Founded 1925 Home Field Giants Stadium City East Rutherford, New Jersey Team Colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin League Championships (6) NFL Champions: 1927, 1934, 1938, 1956 Super Bowl: 1986 (XXI), 1990 (XXV) Conference Championships (9... Jump to: navigation, search Conference NFC Division North Year Founded 1919 Home Field Soldier Field City Chicago, Illinois Team Colors Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Lovie Smith League Championships (9) NFL Champions: 1921, 1932, 1933, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1963 Super Bowl: 1985 (XX) Conference Championships (3) NFL...

Football (Australian Rules)

Jump to: navigation, search This article deals with the history and development of the different sports around the world known as football. For links to articles on each of these codes of football, please see the list in the Football today section of this article. ... Jump to: navigation, search Australian Football at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. ... See also Australian Football League. ... The Melbourne Football Club, nicknamed The Demons since 1933, is an Australian rules football club playing in the Australian Football League, based in Melbourne, Victoria. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Collingwood Football Club, nicknamed The Magpies after the black and white striped jerseys worn by the players, is an Australian rules football club, playing in the elite Australian Football League. ... The Chas Brownlow Trophy, better known as the Brownlow Medal, is an annual medal regarded as the most prestigious award for individual players. ... The Western Bulldogs, formerly known as the Footscray Football Club or The Bulldogs is an Australian Football League (AFL) club based at the Whitten Oval in western suburban Melbourne, Australia, drawing its supporter base from this traditionally poor, industrial, and less leafy part of Melbourne. ...

Football (Canadian)

Jump to: navigation, search This article deals with the history and development of the different sports around the world known as football. For links to articles on each of these codes of football, please see the list in the Football today section of this article. ... Then Prime Minister Joe Clark presents the 1979 Grey Cup to victorious Edmonton Eskimos Danny Kepley and Tom Wilkinson. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Montreal Alouettes (French, Alouettes de Montréal) are a Canadian Football League team based in Montreal, Quebec. ...

Football (Rugby)

Jump to: navigation, search This article deals with the history and development of the different sports around the world known as football. For links to articles on each of these codes of football, please see the list in the Football today section of this article. ... Jump to: navigation, search Argentina-France Rugby Union match Rugby football refers to sports descendent from a common form of football developed at Rugby school. ... Jump to: navigation, search All Blacks The All Blacks are the national rugby union representative team of New Zealand. ... The Springboks or Bokke are the South African national rugby team. ...

Football (Soccer)

Jump to: navigation, search This article deals with the history and development of the different sports around the world known as football. For links to articles on each of these codes of football, please see the list in the Football today section of this article. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... Jump to: navigation, search The FA Cups trophy is also known as the FA Cup. ... Jump to: navigation, search Manchester City Football Club is a football club based in Manchester, United Kingdom. ... Birmingham City (BCFC) is one of Birminghams two professional soccer teams (the other is Aston Villa F.C.). Originally known as The Small Heath Alliance, they became in 1905 and Birmingham City F.C. in 1945. ...

Golf

Men's Golf Jump to: navigation, search Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is a sport where individual players or teams hit a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ...

  • PGA tour's leading money winner for the year: Ted Kroll - $72,836

Women's Golf The Grand Slam of golf consists of four major golfing events held each year; the events are often referred to as the major tournaments and are all recognized as a part of the worlds two most prestigious tours, the PGA TOUR in the United States and the PGA European... This article is about the month of May. ... The Masters is one of four Grand Slam golf tournaments. ... Jack Burke, Jr. ... Jump to: navigation, search June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with a length of 30 days The month is named after the Roman goddess Juno (mythology), wife of Jupiter and equivalent to the Greek goddess Hera. ... The United States Open Golf Tournament is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... Dr. Cary Middlecoff was a dentist from Memphis, Tennessee who gave up his practice to join what is now the PGA TOUR in the 1940s, a time when the practice would quite likely have promised to have been more lucrative. ... July is the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... Peter Thomson (born Melbourne 1929) is an Australian golfer. ... Note: as an adjective (stressed on the second syllable instead of the first), august means honorable. ... // The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four Major Championships in mens golf, and it is the golf seasons final major, being played in August. ... Jack Burke, Jr. ... Founded in 1916, the Professional Golfers Association of America is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States and claims to be the largest working sports organization in the world with more than 27,000 members. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ...

The United States Open Golf Tournament is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... The LPGA Championship, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the McDonalds LPGA Championship, is the second-longest running tournament in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association surpassed only by the U.S. Womens Open. ... Marlene Hagge (b. ... Marlene Hagge (b. ... LPGA stands for Ladies Professional Golf Association. ...

Thoroughbred Horse Racing

Thoroughbred horse racing is the main form of horse-racing throughout the world. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Melbourne Cup is Australias major annual thoroughbred horse race. ... The Queens Plate is North Americas oldest thoroughbred horse race, run at a distance of 1 1/4 miles for 3-year-old thoroughbed horses, foaled in Canada, run annually in July at Woodbine Racetrack, Etobicoke (Toronto), Ontario. ... Races at Lonchamp - Édouard Manet, 1867 The Prix de LArc de Triomphe is a flat thoroughbred horse race of a 2400 metres (about 1 mile 4 furlongs) raced on turf for 3 year olds and up, Colts, horses, Fillies and mares (exclude geldings). ... The horse Ribot (1952-1972) was a bay thoroughbred foaled in England by Tenerani out of Romanella by El Greco. ... The Irish Derby Stakes have been held annually at The Curragh in County Kildare, Ireland since 1866. ... Talgo is a Spanish manufacturer of railway vehicles. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (Triple Crown for short, but the term is also used in other sports, and thus the full name should be used when it could cause confusion) consists of three races for three-year-old thoroughbred horses. ... The Two Thousand Guineas Stakes is a Group 1 1 mile (1600 meters) thoroughbred flat racing horse race for 3-year-olds colts and fillies run in May of each year over the Rowley Mile at Newmarket, Suffolk, England. ... Jump to: navigation, search Gilles de Rais Gilles de Rais (also spelled Retz) (autumn of 1404 – October 26, 1440) was a French aristocrat, soldier, and at one time, a national hero. ... Epsom Derby, Théodore Géricault, 1821. ... The St. ... Cambremer is a commune of the Calvados département, in the Basse_Normandie région in France. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (Triple Crown for short, but the term is also used in other sports, and thus the full name should be used when it could cause confusion) consists of three races for three-year-old thoroughbred horses. ... Jump to: navigation, search Churchill Downs ractrack, 2004 The Kentucky Derby is a stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses, staged yearly in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. ... The word needle has several meanings: Sewing Needles used for sewing In sewing, a needle is a long, slender, object with a pointed tip, usually made of metal. ... The Preakness Stakes is a classic 1 3/16 mile (1. ... The Belmont Stakes is a prestigious horse race held yearly in June at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. ... The word needle has several meanings: Sewing Needles used for sewing In sewing, a needle is a long, slender, object with a pointed tip, usually made of metal. ...

Harness Racing

A trotter training at Vincennes hippodrome Harness racing is a form of horse-racing in which the horses race in a specified gait. ... The Triple Crown of Harness Racing for Pacers consists of the following horse races: Cane Pace Messenger Stakes Little Brown Jug The traditional order of the races was Cane Pace, Little Brown Jug, and Messenger. ... The Cane Pace is a harness horse race run annually since 1955. ... The Little Brown Jug is a harness race for three-year-old pacing standardbreds hosted by the Delaware County Agricultural Society since 1946 at the County Fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio. ... The Messenger Stakes is an American harness racing event for 3-year-old pacing horses. ... The Triple Crown of Harness Racing for Trotters consists of the following horse races: Hambletonian Yonkers Trot Kentucky Futurity Since its inauguration in 1955, only seven horses have ever won the Trotting Triple Crown. ... The Hambletonian is a United States harness racing event held annually for three-year-old trotting standardbreds. ... The Intruder is a 1962 American film directed by Roger Corman, after a story by Charles Beaumont starring William Shatner. ... The Yonkers Trot is a harness race for three-year old trotting standardbreds held at Yonkers Raceway in New York. ... The Kentucky Futurity is a stakes race for three-year-old trotters, held annually at The Red Mile in Lexington, Kentucky since 1893. ... The Interdominions is a harness racing competition held between horses from Australia and New Zealand. ...

Ice Hockey

Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Art Ross Memorial Trophy is given to the National Hockey League player with the most points scored at the end of the regular season. ... Jump to: navigation, search The modernized NHL shield logo, debuting in 2005. ... Jean Arthur Béliveau, born August 31, 1931 in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada was a professional ice hockey player. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Montréal Canadiens are the oldest established National Hockey League franchise. ... The Hart Memorial Trophy is presented annually to the most valuable ice hockey player in the National Hockey League during the regular season. ... Jump to: navigation, search The modernized NHL shield logo, debuting in 2005. ... Jean Arthur Béliveau, born August 31, 1931 in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada was a professional ice hockey player. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Montréal Canadiens are the oldest established National Hockey League franchise. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Stanley Cup is inscribed with the names of all the players on the teams that have won it. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Montréal Canadiens are the oldest established National Hockey League franchise. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Detroit Red Wings are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Founded: 1926 Formerly known as: Cougars 1926-1930, Falcons 1930-1932 Home arena: Joe Louis Arena Former Home Arenas: Windsor Arena (1926-27); Detroit Olympia (1927-1979) Uniform colors: Red... The Ice Hockey World Championships are an annual event put together by the IIHF, the International Ice Hockey Federation, since 1930. ...

Skiing

Jump to: navigation, search Skiing is the activity of gliding over snow using skis (originally wooden planks, now usually made from fiberglass or related composites) strapped to the feet with ski bindings. ... Jump to: navigation, search Alpine skiing (or downhill skiing) is a recreational activity and sport involving sliding down snow-covered hills with long, thin skis attached to each foot. ... Toni Sailer in 1957 Anton Toni Sailer (born November 17, 1935 in Kitzbühel) is an Austrian skiing legend. ... Toni Sailer in 1957 Anton Toni Sailer (born November 17, 1935 in Kitzbühel) is an Austrian skiing legend. ... Toni Sailer in 1957 Anton Toni Sailer (born November 17, 1935 in Kitzbühel) is an Austrian skiing legend. ... Toni Sailer in 1957 Anton Toni Sailer (born November 17, 1935 in Kitzbühel) is an Austrian skiing legend. ...

Snooker

Jump to: navigation, search Snooker table Snooker is a billiards sport that is played on a large (12 X 6) baize-covered table with pockets in each of the four corners and in the middle of each of the long cushions. ... The World Snooker Championship is the climax of snookers annual calendar and the most important snooker event of the year in terms of prestige, prize money and world ranking points. ... Fred Davis (August 13, 1913 - April 16, 1998) was an English professional snooker and billiards player, and was one of the most loved personalities in the game. ... John Pulman (1926 - December 25, 1998) was an English professional snooker player who dominated the game throughout the 1960s. ...

Tennis

Jump to: navigation, search Tennis balls This article is about the sport, tennis. ... A Grand Slam is a term in tennis used to denote winning all four of the following championship titles in the same year: Australian Open French Open Wimbledon U.S. Open These tournaments are therefore also known as the Grand Slam tournaments, and rank as the most important tennis tournaments... This article is about the Australian Open tennis tournament. ... Lewis Alan Hoad, born November 23, 1934 in Glebe, New South Wales, Australia - died July 3, 1994 in Fuengirola, Spain, was a champion tennis player. ... The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis event held from the middle of May to the beginning of June in Paris, France, and is the second of the worlds Grand Slam tournaments. ... Lewis Alan Hoad, born November 23, 1934 in Glebe, New South Wales, Australia - died July 3, 1994 in Fuengirola, Spain, was a champion tennis player. ... Wimbledon logo Wimbledon is the oldest and most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ... Lewis Alan Hoad, born November 23, 1934 in Glebe, New South Wales, Australia - died July 3, 1994 in Fuengirola, Spain, was a champion tennis player. ... The U.S. Open is the fourth and final event of the Grand Slam in tennis. ... Jump to: navigation, search Ken Robert Rosewall, born November 2, 1934 in Sydney, Australia, was a champion tennis player. ... A Grand Slam is a term in tennis used to denote winning all four of the following championship titles in the same year: Australian Open French Open Wimbledon U.S. Open These tournaments are therefore also known as the Grand Slam tournaments, and rank as the most important tennis tournaments... This article is about the Australian Open tennis tournament. ... The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis event held from the middle of May to the beginning of June in Paris, France, and is the second of the worlds Grand Slam tournaments. ... Althea Gibson (August 25, 1927 - September 28, 2003) was an American sportswoman who became the first African-American woman to be a competitor on the world tennis tour on August 22, 1950. ... Wimbledon logo Wimbledon is the oldest and most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ... Shirley Fry-Irvin (June 30, 1927) was an American female tennis player who was born in Akron, Ohio, United States. ... The U.S. Open is the fourth and final event of the Grand Slam in tennis. ... Shirley Fry-Irvin (June 30, 1927) was an American female tennis player who was born in Akron, Ohio, United States. ... Jump to: navigation, search Davis Cup logo The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in mens tennis. ...

General sporting events

  • Fred Davis retained the World Professional Snooker Championship

Multi-Sport Events Arctic Winter Games Asian Games Canada Games Commonwealth Games Francophone Games Gaelic Games Gay Games Goodwill Games Nordic Games Pan American Games Paralympic Games Special Olympic Games Summer Olympic Games Winter Olympic Games World Games World Wheelchair Games X Games American football Alamo Bowl Aztec Bowl Capital... Jump to: navigation, search The Games of the XVI Olympiad were held in 1956 in Melbourne, Australia, although the equestrian events could not be held in Australia due to quarantine regulations. ... Jump to: navigation, search City of Melbourne Local Government Area State Victoria Lord Mayor John So (since 2001) Area 36 km² Population (2001) 57,960 Density 1,601/km² (1999) Greater Melbourne Subdivisions Local Government Areas Area 7,694 km² (1999) Population 2001 census (2nd in Australia) 3,555,321... Equestrianism relates to the riding of horses. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Old town in Stockholm from the air Stockholm [▶] is the capital of Sweden, located on the east coast at the entrance of lake Mälaren. ... Quarantine, a medical term (from Italian: quaranta giorni, forty days) is the act of keeping people or animals separated for a period of time before, for instance, allowing them to enter another country. ... The VII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1956 in Cortina dAmpezzo, Italy. ... Fred Davis (August 13, 1913 - April 16, 1998) was an English professional snooker and billiards player, and was one of the most loved personalities in the game. ...

Births

Jump to: navigation, search January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... Vivien Mitchell (born 1 January 1956) is a former field hockey international player, and played in goal for Ireland. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Helen Cadman (born January 4, 1956 in England) is a former international netball sportswoman. ... Jump to: navigation, search February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... David Francis Dravecky (born February 14, 1956 in Youngstown, Ohio) is a Christian motivational speaker, author, and former Major League Baseball player for the San Diego Padres (1982-87) and San Francisco Giants (1987-89). ... Jump to: navigation, search March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (89th in Leap years). ... Kurt Thomas is the name of the following notable people: Kurt Thomas - a current NBA player Kurt Thomas - an American gymnast Categories: Disambiguation ... Jump to: navigation, search April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... Sue Barker (born April 19, 1956, in Paignton, Devon, England) is a television presenter and former professional tennis player from the United Kingdom. ... Jump to: navigation, search May 17 is the 137th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (138th in leap years). ... Sugar Ray Leonard (born 1956) is an American who is a former boxer. ... Jump to: navigation, search June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 208 days remaining. ... Country: Sweden Residence: Monte Carlo, MON Height: 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) Weight: 160 lb (73 kg) Plays: Right Turned pro: 1973 Retired: 1981 Highest singles ranking: 1 (8/23/1977) Singles titles: 57 Career prize money: $3,655,751 Grand Slam Record Titles: 11 Australian Open 3rd (1974... Jump to: navigation, search June 11 is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (163rd in leap years), with 203 days remaining. ... Joseph Clifford Montana was born on June 11, 1956 in the Pittsburgh surburb of New Eagle, Pennsylvania. ... Jump to: navigation, search June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search Heiner Dopp (born on June 27, 1956) is a former field hockey player from (West-)Germany, who competed at three Summer Olympics for his native country. ... Jump to: navigation, search August 22 is the 234th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (235th in leap years), with 131 days remaining. ... Paul Leo Molitor (born August 22, 1956 in St. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... Jump to: navigation, search September 14 is the 257th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (258th in leap years). ... Raymond Colin Wilkins, (born September 14, 1956 in Hillingdon, Middlesex), was an English football player, and now a highly respected coach. ... Jump to: navigation, search October 18 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in Leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search Navratilova at the 2000 US Open Martina Navrátilová listen â–¶(?) (b. ... Jump to: navigation, search November 18 is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years), with 43 remaining. ... Warren Moon - Oilers Warren Moon (born November 18, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is a retired American football quarterback who played in the Canadian Football League and the National Football League. ... Jump to: navigation, search December 7 is the 341st day (342nd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is a former NBA basketball player. ... Jump to: navigation, search December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, 361st in leap years. ... Jump to: navigation, search Susan Howlet Butcher (born December 26, 1954) is a dog musher who rose to fame when she became the second woman to win the Iditarod dog-sled race in 1986, and went on to become the second four time winner in 1990, and the first to...

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