Hendrix Plays at Isle of Wight Festival : 1970
18/09/1970 - ON THIS DAY IN 1970: Jimi Hendrix dies on this day in 1970. Pictured at the recent Isle of Wight music festival is pop singer Jimi Hendrix who was taken dead to St. Mary Abbot's Hospital, Kensington, London. German-born artist Monika Danneman, a former girlfriend of Hendrix, has been found dead in a fume-filled car near her home, police said.
Roger Bannister, the first man to crack the four minute mile, easily retains his Mile title in the Amateur Athletic Association championships at the White City Stadium, London. In an otherwise slow race he finished in 4 minutes 7.6 seconds, Bannister clocked 53.8 seconds for the last lap. 06/05/2004 Sir Roger Bannister is reliving the moment he made sporting history today, Thursday 6th May 2004, with a day of celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the first sub-four-minute mile. Sir Roger is returning to Oxford University's Iffley Road sports ground, the scene of his triumph, for a restaging of the original athletics meeting at which he broke the record.
21st MAY: On this day in1966 Cassius Clay retained his world heavyweight boxing title against Britain's Henry Cooper. BLOOD POURS FROM THE FACE OF HENRY COOPER AS THE REFEREE STOPS THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT IN THE 6TH ROUND AT ARSENAL STADIUM, LONDON. CASSIUS CLAY (MUHAMMED ALI) RETAINING HIS TITLE.
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