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22/10/2019Belgian Paralympian Marieke Vervoort dies aged 40 after ending her life through euthanasia.Vervoort lived with a degenerative spinal condition that caused her constant pain and made sleeping very difficult. Vervoort had won gold in the T52 100m wheelchair race and silver in the 200m race at the London 2012 Paralympics, and claimed two further medals at Rio 2016 (silver in 400m and bronze in 100m).
22/10/2017Thanasis Kalogiannis, one of the greatest Greek athletes of the 80’s dies at the age of 52. For many years, he had held Greece’s 48.80 record in the 400 metres hurdles. In his early sporting career he competed in the 400 metres race, where he got his first gold medal at the 1984 Balkan Games. He then switched to 400 metres with hurdles where he won two gold medals at the 1988 and 1989 Balkan Games. He also took part in the Los Angeles Olympic Games, and competed in many European and world championship games. After retiring as an athlete, he worked as a fashion photographer.
22/10/2017Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo scores a career-high 44 points, carrying the Bucks to a 113-110 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
22/10/2015Dimitris Senikidis, in his first participation in a world championship, wins the silver medal in shot put F30 at the 7th IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha, Qatar with 15.45m. (new national record).
22/10/2006Sports journalist Stavros Repanas, born in Volos, dies at the age of 78. He lived and worked in Thessaloniki as correspondent of the newspapers: “Athlitiki Echo”, “To Vima”, “Ta Nea”, “Omada” and from 1964 until 1992 he was head of the sports department of “Macedonia-Thessaloniki”
22/10/2002Jeff Sonas publishes in “Chessbase” his article “The Sonas Rating Formula – Better than ELO?”. According to author’s studies, Gary Kasparov is the strongest player of all times if a period of activity of 5 to 20 years is examined. A detailed examination for 15 of 20 years gives Kasparov 1st, Karpov 2nd, and Em. Lasker 3rd. 5 to 10 years gives Kasparov 1st, and Em. Lasker 2nd with Capablanca and Karpov 3rd. Astonishingly if only one year is taken into account Bobby Fisher is 1st, Kasparov 2nd, Botvinnik 3rd, Capablanca 4th, Em. Lasker 5th and Alekhine 6th.
22/10/200132- year-old Steffi Graf and 31- year-old Andre Agassi, both ex-world No 1 professional tennis players, marry. Four days later, Graf will give birth, six weeks prematurely, to their son and two years later to their daughter. Agassi, who married actress Brooke Shields on 19/4/1997 divorced her on 9/4/1999, i.e. six months before his marriage to Graf.
22/10/2000Ferrari win their 10th (second consecutive) constructors' world championship when Michael Schumacher takes first place at the Malaysia Grand Prix. With this victory, Schumacher equals Nigel Mansel's record (9 Grand Prix wins, 1992) and his own (1995)
22/10/1995World chess champion Gary Kasparov is not intimidated by ''Deep Thought'', a computer able to control 720.000 movements per second. Kasparov wins the two matches and declares ''no computer can be stronger than human mind''
22/10/1989The Denver Nuggets beat Jugoplastica Split 135-129 for the 3d McDonald Open
22/10/197235 year old Stoke City and England goalkeeper Gordon Banks, maybe world’s number one goalkeeper, who became famous for his save against Pele in 1970, loses the sight in his right eye in a car accident close to his home and is forced to stop playing due to loss of binocular vision, at the peak of his career having played 73 times with England for 10 years. Stoke City will replace him with Peter Shilton, who will play 125 games with England in 20 years, becoming the most capped player
22/10/1970William Sianis, the Greek immigrant from Arcadia to Chicago, responsible for the Curse of the Billy Goat, dies of old age. The Curse of the Billy Goat was supposedly placed on the Chicago Cubs in 1945 when Billy Goat Tavern owner Billy Sianis was asked to leave a World Series game against the Detroit Tigers at the Cubs' home ground of Wrigley Field because his pet goat's odor was bothering other fans.[1] He was outraged and declared, "Them Cubs, they ain't gonna win no more," which has been interpreted to mean that there would never be another World Series game won at Wrigley Field. The Cubs have not won a National League pennant since this incident and have not won a World Series in 105 years.
22/10/1966British David Bryan wins the first world bowling championship in Sydney, Australia
22/10/1964Jockey Willie Shoemaker on ''Slapstick'' completes 5.000 wins in Aqueduct, New York
22/10/1950The 1st Basketball World Cup opens in Buenos Aires. Argentina win the title after their victory over USA by 64-50
22/10/1908Denmark's Sophus "Krølben" Nielsen set a record by scoring 10 goals in a 17-1 win against France. Great Britain won the gold. Among those representing the Danish team was the famous mathematician Harald Bohr, b rother of the physicist and nobel prize winner Niels Bohr.
22/10/1878Broughton - Swinton, first rugby match under lights
22/10/1797Andre-Jacques Garnerin makes the first parachute jump descending over 3.000ft from a hot-air ballon in Paris

 

             
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