POSTED: November 8th 2009

Celebrating the champion who was '10 years ahead of his time'

THIS DAY (NOVEMBER 08) IN THE WORLD OF SPORT MARKS . . . the 66th anniversary, from 1943, of the birth of Martin Peters, the England and West Ham World Cup-winning midfielder. Peters’s versatility led to him being described as ’10 years ahead of his time’ by manager Sir Alf Ramsey. He later played for Tottenham and Norwich. In other sports, on this day in 1981 Don Shula, coach of the Miami Dolphins, recorded his 200th NFL victory. WORLD EVENTS – 1674: Death of poet John Milton. 1847: Birth of Dracula creator Bram Stoker. 1960: US Presidential election of John F Kennedy. 1987: An IRA bomb explodes at the cenotaph in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, killing 11 people, just before a Remembrance Day service.

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Keywords · November 8 · November 08 · Peters · Shula · West Ham · World Cup · John Milton · Bram Stoker · Dracula · John F Kennedy · IRA · Enniskillen · Miami Dolphins

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