Football

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DateCountryDetail
11/09/1895
United Kingdom The FA Cup is stolen and in 1963 a man confesses that he stole it and melted it down to make half crown coins.
28/04/1900
United Kingdom In the FA Cup final at Crystal Palace, Bury beat Southampton 4-0.
27/04/1901
United Kingdom Non league Tottenham Hotspur beat Sheffield United 3-1 at Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final.
25/08/1928
United Kingdom Liverpool football club opens the "Kop End" stand at their ground in Anfield.
13/07/1930
Uruguay The first football World Cup opens in Montevideo, Uruguay, with France playing Mexico.
06/02/1958
United Kingdom Seven Manchester United footballers are among 21 dead after an air crash in Munich.
29/06/1958
Sweden Brazil beat Sweden 5-2 in the football World Cup final in Stockholm.
20/03/1966
United Kingdom The football World Cup is stolen while on exhibition in London.
30/07/1966
United Kingdom England wins the football World Cup, beating Germany 4 - 2 in extra time.
14/01/1969
United Kingdom Sir Matt Busby announces his retirement as Manchester United manager
19/11/1969
Brazil Brazilian football star Abedi Pele scores his 1,000th professional goal in a match in Rio de Janeiro.
02/01/1971
United Kingdom Sixty six football supporters are killed following a clash between Glasgow Celtic and Glasgow Rangers at the Ibrox Park Stadium in Glasgow
15/10/1971
United Kingdom British footballer Andy Cole is born
12/07/1974
United Kingdom The manager Liverpool football club Bill Shankly resigns.
10/05/1980
United Kingdom In the FA Cup final at Wembley, West Ham United beat Arsenal 1-0.
09/05/1981
United Kingdom Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City draw 1-1 after extra time in the FA Cup final at Wembley. Tottenham win the replay 3-2
14/05/1981
United Kingdom Tottenham Hotspur beat Manchester City 3-2 in the FA Cup replay
22/05/1982
United Kingdom Tottenham Hotspur and Queens Park Rangers draw 1-1 after extra time in the FA Cup final at Wembley. Tottenham win the replay 1-0
27/05/1982
United Kingdom Tottenham Hotspur beat Queens Park Rangers 1-0 in the FA Cup replay
01/09/1982
United Kingdom Former Ipswich manager Bobby Robson is appointed manager of the England football team.
21/05/1983
United Kingdom Manchester United and Brighton Hove Albion draw 2-2 after extra time in the FA Cup final
26/05/1983
United Kingdom Manchester United beat Brighton Hove Albion 4-0 in the FA Cup replay
16/11/1983
Luxembourg Football fans riot in Luxembourg after England is knocked out of the European championship despite having the won the game against Luxembourg. More than 20 English football supporters are arrested.
19/05/1984
United Kingdom In the FA Cup final at Wembley, Everton beat Watford 2-0.
11/05/1985
United Kingdom Fire sweeps through the Bradford City ground killing 40 fans.
18/05/1985
United Kingdom In the FA Cup final at Wembley, Manchester United beat Everton 1-0.
29/05/1985
Belgium Forty one Italian and Belgian football fans die as a wall collapses when Liverpool fans charge towards Juventus supporters
10/05/1986
United Kingdom In the FA Cup final at Wembley, Liverpool beat Everton 3-1.
29/06/1986
Mexico Argentina beat West Germany 3-2 in the football World Cup final in Mexico City.
06/11/1986
United Kingdom Alex Ferguson becomes Manchester United manager
20/01/1987
United Kingdom Police carry out a series of dawn raids and make 26 arrests in their biggest operation so far against violence in and around football stadiums.
16/05/1987
United Kingdom A Tottenham Hotspur own goal gives the FA Cup to Coventry City in a 3-2 victory.
09/09/1987
Belgium Twenty five English football fans are extradited to Belgium to answer charges arising from the Heysel stadium disaster.
14/05/1988
United Kingdom In the FA Cup final at Wembley, Wimbledon beat Liverpool 1-0
15/04/1989
United Kingdom At least 93 football supporters have been killed in Britain's worst-ever sporting disaster at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium.
20/05/1989
United Kingdom In the FA Cup final at Wembley, Liverpool beat Everton 3-2
18/08/1989
United Kingdom Michael Knighton buys Manchester United for £20 million.
12/05/1990
United Kingdom In the FA Cup final at Wembley, Manchester United draw with Crystal Palace 3-3. United win the replay with a single goal.
26/05/1990
United Kingdom In the FA Cup final replay at Wembley, Manchester United beat Crystal Palace 1-0.
18/05/1991
United Kingdom In the FA Cup final at Wembley, Tottenham Hotspur beat Nottingham Forest 2-1.
09/05/1992
United Kingdom In the FA Cup final at Wembley, Liverpool beat Sunderland 2-0.
15/05/1993
United Kingdom In the FA Cup final at Wembley, Arsenal draw with Sheffield Wednesday 1-1. Arsenal win the replay 2-1.
20/05/1993
United Kingdom In the FA Cup final replay at Wembley, Arsenal beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1.
14/05/1994
United Kingdom In the FA Cup final at Wembley, Manchester United beat Chelsea 4-0.
27/01/1995
United Kingdom Manchester United's Eric Cantona is fined £20,000 and banned from playing football following his attack on a fan.
20/05/1995
United Kingdom In the FA Cup final at Wembley, Everton beat Manchester United 1-0.
11/05/1996
United Kingdom In the FA Cup final at Wembley, Manchester United beat Liverpool 1-0.
17/05/1997
United Kingdom In the FA Cup final at Wembley, Chelsea beat Middlesbrough 2-0.
16/05/1998
United Kingdom In the FA Cup final at Wembley, Arsenal beat Newcastle United 2-0.
22/05/1999
United Kingdom In the FA Cup final at Wembley, Manchester United beat Newcastle United 2-0.
20/05/2000
United Kingdom In the FA Cup final at Wembley, Chelsea beat Aston Villa 1-0.
12/01/2001
United Kingdom Sven Goran Eriksson, flies in to start his new job as the coach of the England football team.
12/05/2001
United Kingdom In the FA Cup final at Wembley, Liverpool beat Arsenal 2-1
04/05/2002
United Kingdom In the FA Cup final at the Millenium Stadium, Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-0
13/05/2003
United Kingdom In the FA Cup final at the Millenium Stadium, Arsenal beat Southampton 1-0
22/05/2004
United Kingdom In the FA Cup final at the Millenium Stadium, Manchester United beat Millwall 3-0
21/05/2005
United Kingdom In the FA Cup final at the Millenium Stadium, Arsenal beat Manchester United 5-4 on penalties after drawing 0-0 after extra time.
13/05/2006
United Kingdom In the FA Cup final at the Millenium Stadium, Liverpool beat West Ham United 3-1 on penalties after drawing 3-3 after extra time.
19/05/2007
United Kingdom In the FA Cup final at Wembley, Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0
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