POSTED: September 25th 2009

This day in the world of sport . . .

THIS DAY (SEPTEMBER 25) MARKS THE . . .  47th aanniversary, from 1962, of the day Sonny Liston became world heavyweight champion by knocking out fellow American Floyd Patterson in the first round. In other sports, in 1962, Ipswich Town, on their home debut in the European Champions Cup, thrashed Floriana of Malta 10-0 at Portman Road. The goals came from Ray Crawford (five), Doug Moran (two), Ted Phillips and John Elsworthy. Ipswich lost 4-2 an aggregate to eventual winners Milan in the second round.  WORLD EVENTS – 1660: English diarist Samuel Pepys writes that he has tasted tea for the first time. 1818: The world’s first blood transfuson, in London. 1929: Birth of comic actor Ronnie Barker. 1933: Public exhibition of the Turin Shroud for the first time in 400 years. 1944: Birth of film actor Michael Douglas. 1952: Birth of Superman film actor Christopher Reeve. 1957: Enforcement of desegregation in Little Rock, Arkansas. 1969: Birth of Welsh actress Catherine Zeta Jones (future wife of . . . Michael Douglas).

Keywords · September 25 · Sonny Liston · Floyd Patterson · Samuel Pepys · Ronnie Barker · Michael Douglas · Catherine Zeta-Jones · Christopher Reeve · Little Rock · Turin Shroud

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