POSTED: September 30th 2009
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This day in the world of sport . . .

THIS DAY (SEPTEMBER 30) MARKS THE . . . 12th anniversary, from 1997, of a significant step forward in television’s direct connection into sport when Manchester United launched English football’s first football club TV channel, MUTV – launched in partnership with Granada and BskyB. In other sports, 1980 saw the birth of Martin Hingis who would become the youngest-ever winner of a tennis grand slam event in the 20th century. WORLD EVENTS – 1791: First performance, in Vienna, of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. 1921: Birth of actress Deborah Kerr. 1924: Birth of novelist Truman Truman who wrote Breakfast at Tiffany’s. 1938: British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain returned from Munich talks with Hitler claiming “peace in our time.” 1949: End of the successful Berlin Airlift. 1955: Car crash death of film actor James Dean.


Keywords · September 30 · Martina Hingis · Deborah Kerr · Mozart · Truman Capote · Neville Chamberlain · James Dean · Berlin Airlift


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