POSTED: September 18th 2009

This day in the world of sport . . .

THIS DAY (SEPTEMBER 18) MARKS THE . . . 19th anniversary, from 1990, of the day the International Olympic Committee, meeting in Tokyo, voted in favour of Atlanta, Georgia, as host city to the 1996 Summer Games. In other sports, 1949 saw the birthday of former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton who still holds the national team record of 125 caps gained between 1970 and 1990. Shilton was a league champons and twice a European club champion with Nottingham Forest. In 1997, Seve Ballesteros and Nick Faldo were elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame. WORLD EVENTS – 1961: United States secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold is killed in a plane crash near the (then) Northern Rhodesian town of Ndola. 1970: Death of rock star Jimi Hendrix. 1975: FBI captures runaway heiress Patty Hearst. 1981: French parliament votes to abolish the death penalty.

Keywords · September 18 · Atlanta · 1996 Olympic Games · Seve Ballesteros · Nick Faldo · Dag Hammarskjold · Jimi Hendrix

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