On this day in sport: January 24

Last updated at 08:10 24 January 2008

1948: The BBC televised their first steeplechase horse race, with Sandown Park

the venue.

1982: The San Francisco 49ers beat the Cincinnati Bengals 26-21 to win Super

Bowl XVI. It was the first of a record-equalling five wins for the 49ers, who

dominated American football in the 1980s.

1992: Monica Seles, then of Yugoslavia, won her second successive Australian

Open title when she beat American Mary-Jo Fernandez 6-2 6-3.

2000: Rivaldo was voted FIFA's World Player of the Year ahead of David Beckham

and Gabriel Batistuta.

2004: Tim Henman crashed out of the Australian Open in the third round after

blowing a two-set lead against Argentina's Guillermo Canas.

2005: Former England captain Martin Johnson announced his retirement from all

competitive rugby.

Martin Johnson World Cup

2006: The Premier League announced they were to hold an inquiry into recent

transfer dealings following consistent allegations of irregularities within the


2007: Wales midfielder Simon Davies completed a move from Everton to Fulham for

an undisclosed fee, ending an 18-month spell at Goodison Park.

2007: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was fined £5,000 after comments made in his

autobiography about Chelsea. The striker admitted a charge of improper conduct

and bringing the game into disrepute.