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7/12/2019Greece’s Andreas Vazeos wins gold and sets a new European record in the men’s 200m IM at the 2019 European Short Course Swimming Championships. The 25-year-old Olympian beat his personal best of 1:50.85 to take first place, smashing the previous European Record of 1:51.36 by Hungarian Olympic champion Laszlo Cseh from 2015.
7/12/201838-year-old Greek lawyer Andreas Zaglis is unanimously appointed as the 4th FIBA Secretary General succeeding Patrick Baumann who died unexpectedly 2 months ago
7/12/2017Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo wins the France Football's prestigious award Ballon d'Or for a fifth time to move level with rival Lionel Messi.
7/12/1999Despite their victory over Juventus (2-1) in Palermo, Olympiacos are eliminated from UEFA Cup having lost the first game in Athens by 3-1. Nevertheless, it is the first greek win in Italy in 20 years (Perugia - Aris 0-3). Olympiacos' first win in Italy took place on September 27, 1972 when they defeat Cagliari by 1-0 for the European Cup Winners Cup
7/12/1996Juergen Klinsmann scores his 100th goal in Bundesliga as Bayern defeat Dortmund 1-0
7/12/1996Terry Mills of Detroit scores 13 consecutive three-point shots as the Detroit Pistons defeat the New Jersey Nets by 95-69
7/12/1986LA Lakers' coach Pat Riley completes 300 wins in 416 games when his team beats the Golden State Warriors 132-100
7/12/1986Petros Poulis dies at the age of 57 from cancer. In 1945 he joined AEK and he played in the first team three years after and he was capped 9 times
7/12/1975Vassilis Hatzipanagis makes his debut with Iraklis Salonica in a match against Atromitos in Veria. It is the beginning of a great career with Iraklis (281 appearances, 61 goals). Unfortunatelly he will never be able to play for Greece (except once, against Poland in Athens in 1976), having played for Soviet Union U-21
7/12/1963Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) appears in “The Jerry Lewis Show” on TV along with gospel singer Sam Cooke. Two months later (25/2/64) Sam Cooke will be invited to step on the ring to celebrate Clay’s heavyweight title after knocking out Sonny Liston.
7/12/1962Bobo Newsome of the Brooklyn Dodgers dies in Orlando. His career record was 211 wins - 222 defeats
7/12/1948Donald Bradman, cricket's ''Babe Ruth'', retires in Australia
7/12/193936-year-old Lou Gehrig is elected in Baseball Hall of Fame and becomes the first player to break the rule that obliges players to have retired before posting candidacy. His career will end due to health problem after 2.130 consecutive appearances and 493 home runs
7/12/1930First international victory for Greece. The greek national team beats Bulgaria 6-1 (Tsolinas 4, Messaris 2) at Leoforos for the first Balkan Cup
7/12/1923Johnny Weissmuller sets his 50th world record after swimming 100m in 58.06
7/12/188848-year-old Scottish inventor John Boyd Dunlop patents the first practical pneumatic or inflatable tyre but two years later, the patent will be declared invalid on the basis of Robert Thomson’s prior patent on 10/12/1945. The reason why people had forgotten about Thomson’s invention is that the pneumatic tyre followed the popularity of the bicycle which rose at a crucial time in the development of road transport.


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