Liverpool in History

Events in Sport

Sports History

1989-05-08 Paul McCartney releases remake of "Ferry Cross the Mersey" in aid of those affected by the Hillsborough disaster, which claimed the lives of 96 Liverpool football fans

  • 2020-06-25 Liverpool FC clinches first EPL soccer title in 30 years with 7 games to spare as Chelsea beats second-placed Manchester City, 2-1 at Stamford Bridge

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1919-01-23 Bob Paisley, English football player & manager, born in Hetton-le-Hole, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • 1920-11-06 Sir John Smith, English soccer executive (Chairman Liverpool F.C. 1973-90), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1995)
  • 1928-12-19 Andrés Prieto, Chilean soccer forward (16 caps; Universidad Católica, Español) and manager (Universidad Católica, Liverpool FC, Bolívar, Real Santa Cruz), born in Santiago, Chile (d. 2022)
  • 1946-03-15 David Moores, British football executive (Chairman Liverpool FC 1991-2007; Honorary Life President), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2022)
  • 1949-09-20 John W. Henry, American businessman and owner of sports teams (Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club), born in Quincy, Illinois
  • 1953-05-06 Graeme Souness, Scottish soccer midfielder (54 caps; Middlesbrough FC, Liverpool FC 247 games) and manager (FA Cup: 1991–92 Liverpool; 3 x SPD Rangers), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1975-04-09 Robbie Fowler, English soccer striker (26 caps; Liverpool FC 236 games), born in Toxteth, Liverpool, England
  • 1984-12-15 Martin Škrtel, Slovakian soccer defender and captain (104 caps; Liverpool FC 242 games), born in Handlová, Slovakia
  • 1987-01-09 Lucas Pezzini Leiva, Brazilian football player, born in Dourados, Brazil
  • 1991-07-08 Virgil van Dijk, Dutch footballer (Liverpool FC, Netherlands national team captain), born in Breda, Netherlands

Deaths in Sport

  • 1985-05-29 39 people die in a confrontation at Heysel Stadium in Brussels, Belgium when Juventus and Italian fans are crushed against a wall escaping a breach by Liverpool fans
  • 2022-07-22 David Moores, British football executive (Chairman Liverpool FC 1991-2007; Honorary Life President), dies at 76
  • 2022-09-25 Andrés Prieto, Chilean soccer forward (16 caps; Universidad Católica, Español) and manager (Universidad Católica, Liverpool FC, Bolívar, Real Santa Cruz), dies at 93