POSTED: November 1st 2009

Gary Player starts that grand slam journey . . .

THIS DAY IN THE WORLD OF SPORT MARKS . . . 74th anniversary, from 1935, of the birth in Johannesburg, South Africa, of Gary Player, one of only five players – aliong with Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods - to have won the so-called ‘career grand slam.’ In other sports, this day in 1994, saw Tottenham dismiss old hero Osvaldo ‘Ossie’ Ardiles as manager. Argentina's 1978 World Cup-winner, who has also managed now in Japan, Croatia, Israel and Argentina, claimed later that the political and financial infighting at the club had made life untenable. WORLD EVENTS – 1755: Death of 60,000 people in Lisbon after an earthquake and subsequent tsunami. 1800: John Adams became the first US President to take up residence in the White House. 1887: Birth of artist L S Lowry. 1936: Launch of the BBC Television service from Alexandra Palace. 1972: Death of Ezra Pound. 1985: Death of Phil Silvers (Sergeant Bilko). 1989: East Germany opened its border with Czechoslovakia.

Keywords · November 1 · November 01 · Gary Player · grand slam · Ardiles · John Adams · White House · L S Lowry · Ezra Pound · Phil Silvers · East Germany

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