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Year 2001 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • May 9 Accra Sports Stadium Disaster: 129 Ghanaian football fans die in a stampede caused by the firing of teargas by police following a decision by the referee in a crucial match between arch-rivals Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko
  • Aug 4 Australian cricket spinner Shane Warne skittles England (162) with 6/33 to guide tourists to a 7 wicket 3rd Test victory at Trent Bridge; Aussies regain Ashes with record 7th straight Test win v England
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Sports Stars Born in 2001

  • Apr 6 Oscar Piastri, Australian racing driver, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • May 31 Iga Świątek, Polish tennis player (French Open 2020, 22), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Jun 18 Evan Mobley, American NBA player (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in San Diego, California
  • Jun 20 Yuka Saso, Filipino golfer (US Women's Open 2021), born in San Ildefonso, Bulacan, Philippines
  • Jun 24 Mo'ne Davis, American Little League baseball pitcher, 1st girl to pitch a shutout, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Sports Stars Married in 2001

  • Feb 8 MLB outfielder David Justice (34) weds model Rebecca Villalobos
  • Mar 17 NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning (24) weds Ashley Thompson in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Apr 18 NBA star player Kobe Bryant (22) weds Vanessa Laine at St. Edward Roman Catholic Church in Dana Point, California

Sports Stars Divorces in 2001

  • Jan 15 Tennis star Boris Becker (34) divorces designer Barbara Feltus (35) after 8 years of marriage

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