On this day last year Sergio Aguero entered the record books as he scored five goals in 20 minutes in Manchester City’s 6-1 Premier League win over Newcastle.
The Argentina international joined Andy Cole, Alan Shearer, Jermaine Defoe and Dimitar Berbatov in scoring five times in a single game.
His first came in the 42nd minutes after he finished off a slick City move to head home from close range.
There was an element of fortune to his second after his shot was deflected in four minutes after the break.
His hat-trick goal was a sumptuous chip just a minute later before he curled an 18-yard effort into the bottom right for his fourth.
The fifth was a simple tap-in.
Other memorable events on this day:
1811: The first inter-county women’s cricket match took place – between Hampshire and Surrey.
1982: Scott Weiland runs Detroit marathon backwards in less than five hours.
2008: OJ Simpson found guilty of kidnapping and armed robbery.
2015: Hosts England were knocked out of the Rugby World Cup after losing 33-13 to Australia.
Still playing, still scoring goals but regardless it’s difficult to look past the Super Swede.
The Manchester United striker turns 35 today but his career shows no signs of waning having made an immediate impact in English football.
Ibrahimovic started out at Malmo before he was snapped up in the late 1990s by Ajax where he really made a name for himself, earning a move to Juventus.
He won two Serie A titles there, which were later revoked due to the Calciopoli scandal, and Juve’s troubles saw him move to Internazionale where he guided them to three league titles, winning Serie A Player of the Year twice.
Barcelona was next, but that spell ended badly. He returned to Italy with AC Milan before joining PSG where he would become the club’s highest-ever goalscorer, plundering 133 times in 122 games to guide them to 11 major trophies.
More sport star birthdays on this day:
1959: Fred Couples, an ex-world No. 1 in golf and winner of the 1992 Masters (57).
1965: Annemarie Verstappen, Dutch freestyle swimmer who won three medals at the 1984 Games (51).
1974: Marianne Timmer, former speed skater from the Netherlands and two-time Olympic gold medallist (42).
1983: Fred, Brazilian striker who scored one of the fastest goals in history for America Mineiro (33).
Muhammad Ali is no longer with us but on this day 41 years ago, he showed why he will always be the greatest boxer. Coming up against Joe Frazier in their third meeting, plenty was at stake with the world heavyweight belt on the line.
The 25,000 who crammed into Manila’s Philippine Coliseum were in for a treat as both boxers showcased their extraordinary talent in what promised to be a fascinating battle.
Ali’s longer reach gave ‘Smokin’ Joe problems but the champion’s 15 block busting blows inside 45 seconds in the 14th round ultimately saw Frazier’s trainer, Eddie Futch, call time. Ali, who retained his belt, lauded his opponent by saying “He’s a real, real fighter.”
Here’s other memorable sporting events that happened on this day:
1998: Ex-Arsenal boss George Graham becomes the new manager of Tottenham.
2000: Boxer Audley Harrison wins Great Britain’s 10th gold medal of the Sydney Olympics.
2005: Former New Zealand wing Jonah Lomu signs for Cardiff Blues.
2012: Defending champions England are knocked out of the World T20 after 19-run defeat to hosts Sri Lanka in their Super Eight match in Pallekele.