POSTED: September 20th 2009

This day in the world of sport . . .

THIS DAY (SEPTEMBER 20) MARKS THE . . . 36th anniversary, from 1973, of the day Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in three straight sets in an exhibition tennis match, now considered a milestone in women's sport.  In other sports, in 1927, Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run of the season, beating his own record of 59 from 1921. In 1995, the European Court of Justice delivered the revolutionary Bosman Verdict which outlawed restrictions of the movement of European Union citizen-footballers between clubs in different member countries – and changed the face of club football. The case had been brought by the modest Belgian midfielder Jean-Marc Bosman against his club, FC Liege, which had refused him a transfer to Dunkerque in France. WORLD EVENTS – 356BC: Birth of Alexander the Great. 1519: Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan set out from Seville on his circumnavigation of the known world. 1934: Birth of Sophia Loren.

Keywords · Billie Jean King · Bobby Riggs · Bosman · European Court of Justice · Alexander the Great · Magellan · Sophia Loren

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