On this day in 1963: Lillee makes history in Test cricket

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Dennis Lillee.

Spectators at the MCG witnessed history on this day 35 years ago as Australia’s Dennis Lillee took the wicket of Larry Gomes, his 310th in Test cricket, to break the world record set by Lance Gibbs in the first Test against the West Indies in the 1975/76 first Test.

He finished the innings with figures of 7-83 – the best he ever bowled in his Test career.

Lillee took another three scalps in the second innings as Australia wrapped up a 58-run victory. The feat was more remarkable, given he was out for a year in 1972  after suffering three stress fractures in his lower spine.

Lillee would go on to finish his career with 355 wickets before England’s Ian Botham set a new mark in 1986.

Other memorable events on this day

1981: Wayne Gretzky becomes the fastest NHL player to score 100 points in his 38th game.

1982: Imran Khan takes eight wickets as Pakistan beat India by an innings and 86 runs.

1999: Joe Sakic scores his 1,000th career point with an assist against the St. Louis Blues.

2011: Jonny Wilkinson effectively ends his international career by moving to Toulon on a two-year deal.

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What better way to spend Boxing Day than look back and reflect on Christmas?

You’ve got all those pictures up, tagged everyone you needed to, unwrapped those gifts and cleaned up the left-overs.

Now, here’s your chance to relate to some of the biggest stars in sport.

Have a look at how some of these athletes spent Christmas.

How did you celebrate Christmas?

Share with us your thoughts by commenting below, or get in touch with us on Twitter or via Facebook.

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1964 Gary McAllister, Scottish footballer

1968 Corey Widmer, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)

1970 Azhar Saeed, UAE cricketer (opening batsman 1996 World Cup)

1970 Stu Barnes, Spruce Grove, NHL center (Florida Panthers)

1974 Chris Naeole, guard (New Orleans Saints)

1974 Grayson Shillingford, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)

1975 Marcus Trescothick, English cricketer

1975 Hideki Okajima, Japanese baseball player

1977 Israel Vasquez, Current WBC Super bantamweight champion

1978 Joel Porter, Australian footballer

1980 Marcus Trufant, American football player (Seattle Seahawks)

1981 Willy Taveras, baseball player

1982 Shawn Andrews, American football player

1982 Rob Edwards, Welsh footballer

1984 Alastair Cook, English cricketer

1986 Doug Loft, English footballer

1988 Eric Gordon, American Basketball Player

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