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Q: Sportstriva by date ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Sportstriva by date
Category: Sports and Recreation > Trivia
Asked by: ruslepisk-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 15 Mar 2004 02:01 PST
Expires: 14 Apr 2004 03:01 PDT
Question ID: 316857
I need to find sports  triva for every day of the year, for
presentation in a radio show. For example, I need to find something
interesting that happend within the world of sports on the 22nd of
April, but it can be from ANY year between 1960 and 1995 (or before
'60, if it was very memorable). I also need
a couple of hundred words info on whatever happend. Any big
international sports events are good, except American football,
cricket or rugby, which are less interesting. Events that has a
non-sport newsworthy side, like the Hillsborough disaster or those Black
Panther guys showing their fists in the Olympics, are especially

The money goes to anyone who can give me an url, or more, that turns
out to be effective for this purpose, and that I haven't already

Request for Question Clarification by politicalguru-ga on 15 Mar 2004 04:23 PST
Dear Ruslepisk, 

You mention that you ask for "something that you haven't tried" yet,
but don't mention what is it that you tried so far - which makes it
very difficult for those poor researchers who are not clairvoyant.

I found a couple of databases that ask for subscription (for a fee),
from where you could dig sports history for each day. Several
newspapers publish this on a adily basis, but I am not sure if that
what you need: if I understood correctly, you want the list few days
in advance, so you could write a piece about it.

Clarification of Question by ruslepisk-ga on 15 Mar 2004 05:01 PST
OK, this is how it goes: I'm working on compiling a calendar with an
important (or at least novelty) sports happening for each day of the
year. I need to do this for every single date, some are easy, but
there are a few months that are quite dead sport wise (april and may
for example). I haven't been able to find any online databases, search
engines or the like that caters to my needs. What would be perfect
would be something like this - - only with sport related

As to the phrase asking for things I haven't tried, I admit that
wasn't very helpful. But anything that does the mentioned job
effectively, I haven't tried, as I wouldn't have asked otherwise. Any
urls, or brilliant method, that makes this task easier is worth the
money. But I _have_ tried smart searches in Google... I'd be willing
to pay a reasonable subscription fee, if I was sure the database would
serve the purpose.

I do need it far in advance (I'm just finishing april now), but if you
have links to those searchable on-this-day-in-sports-coloumns in
newspapers, it could still work if there is a backlog. After all, all
dates are repeated, every single year (with one exception of course,
and I've already done that one). As I mentioned, I need more than just
one sentence though, but if the event is important enough, I should be
able to find this with a secondary search.

(Ideally, there would be a lot of Norway related sports trivia too,
but that's asking for too much, I guess.)
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Sportstriva by date
From: johnlocke-ga on 04 Apr 2004 14:48 PDT
This might help:

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