Today In Sporting History

Posted: November 25, 2007 in Today in history

Welcome to today highlights in sporting history. This was the day in 1983 when the World’s greatest robbery of gold, was staged at Heathrow, England. Six robbers broke into the Brinks Mat warehouse at Heathrow Airport, England. The robbers thought they were going to steal £3 million in cash; however when they arrived they found ten tonnes of gold bullion (worth £26 million). Three tonnes of stolen gold has never been recovered. It is claimed that anyone wearing gold jewellery bought in the UK after 1983, is probably wearing Brinks Mat. Read Top Ten Great Robberies.

In 1908, Dorando Pietri (It) beats Johnny Hayes (US) in MSG marathon by 60 yards.  

In 1961, NBA’s Bob Cousy becomes 2nd player to score 15,000 points.

In 1976, OJ Simpson gains 273 yards for Buffalo vs Detroit

In 1977, David Steed balanced stationary on a bike for 9 hrs 15 mins

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