Sports Events on 18/1      

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18/1/2000AEK crush Savinski 68-44 for the Saporta Cup. AEK defense performance equals their 30 year-old record in Europe (AEK - Rabat 95-44 in Morocco)
18/1/1998Dan Georgiadis, former coach of Olympiacos, Panionios and the Greek national football team, dies aged 77
18/1/1991The longest match in the Australian Tennis Open history. Boris Becker and Omar Kamporese play for 5 hours and 11 minutes
18/1/1980For the first time Greek police use dogs to patrol football grounds
18/1/1961Valeriy Brumel sets new high jump world record with 2.23m in Moscow. For 10 years he will remain the world record holder in high jump, breaking his own records 5 times. He set his last record (2.28m) on July 3, 1971
18/1/1958William O'Ree of the Boston Ruins is the first black player in NHL
18/1/1953First Formula 1 race held in South America, in Buenos Aires, with free admittance for the public. An accident occurs in the 32d lap when Nino Farina loses control of his Ferrari. 10 people die and 40 get injured
18/1/1923Greece adopts the Gregorian Calendar
18/1/1886Hockey Association established in England
18/1/1879First England - Wales football match (2-1) at Kennington Oval


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