POSTED: October 22nd 2009

This day in the world of sport . . .

THIS DAY (OCTOBER 22) IN THE WORLD OF SPORT MARKS . . . the 131st anniversary, from 1878 of the first floodlit rugby match ever played - in Broughton, Lancashire. In other sports, this day in 1929 saw the birth of Lev Yashin – still regarded as many as the greatest goalkeeper of all time. Yashin played all his career for Moscow Dynamo and, for the Soviet Union, won Olympic gold in 1956 and a fourth-place finish at the 1966 World Cup. He remains the only goalkeeper to have been voted European Footballer of the Year. In 1939 the first gridiron football match was televised from New York, with Brooklyn defeating Philadelphia 23-14. WORLD EVENTS – 1811: Birth of composer Franz Liszt in Raiding, Hungary. 1906: Death of artist Paul Cezanne. 1910: Notorious murdered Dr Crippen sentenced to death for killing his wife. 1962: Nelson Mandela pleased not guilty to treason in South Africa.

Keywords · October 22 · floodlit rugby · Yashin · first televised match · Mandela · Liszt · Cezanne · Crippen

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