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18/11/2015One of the finest rugby union players of New Zealand, Jonah Lomu, dies unexpectedly at the age of 40. He was the youngest ever All Black when he played his first international in 1994 at the age of 19 years and 45 days.[4] Lomu finished with 63 caps and scored 37 international tries. Lomu was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame on 9/10/2007 and the IRB Hall of Fame on 24/10/2011. The former All Blacks winger had suffered from health problems since calling time on his playing career in 2002 due to a rare kidney disease, nephrotic syndrome. He underwent a kidney transplant in 2004 and had been on dialysis treatment for the past 10 years.
18/11/2004The decision of the Court of Appeals is announced with which AEK is financially saved subsumed to the Article 44. This success, beyond the team’s fans, is owed to Demis Nikolaidis, who not only took charge of the team on August 4th but also of the financial risk, managing to decimate the team’s debt from €164 million to €16 million, payable within the next decade
18/11/1990Golfer Fred Daly, the only Irish who won an Open (1947), dies aged 79
18/11/1990Monica Seles defeats Gabriela Sabatini 6-4, 5-7, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the Virginia Slims Final in New York. It is the first women's final played in 5 sets since 1901
18/11/1988Poet Manolis Anagnostakis, in an interview at the radio show "Alli Plevra” (Other Side) presented by Kostis Gimosoulis and Giannis Kontos at ERA, says: "I was an avid supporter of PAOK, a club which culminated in Thessaloniki just before the War. When I came in Athens, in 1952, I became a fan of Apollon, but from 1957 until 1960 I was impressed by Doxa Drama. "
18/11/1987French road racing cyclist Jacques Anquetil, the first cyclist to win the Tour de France five times, in 1957 and from 1961 to 1964, and the first French rider to win the Giro d'Italia (1960), dies of cancer, aged 53
18/11/1984The 26th Chess Olympiad (the first to be held in Greece) opens in Salonica. The Soviet team shows up without its two stars, Kasparov and Karpov, who play for the world title in Moscow. Former Soviet world champion Boris Spassky leads the French team
18/11/1961Jockey Eddie Arcaro on ''Endymion'' finishes third in his last race at Pimlico Futurity. He retired having earned $30.039.543
18/11/1959Joe Baker becomes the first player outside the football league to score for England, in a match against N. Ireland (2-1) at Wembley
18/11/1927The chairman of the International Federation sets up a committee to examine the organization of a football World Cup

 

             
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