ON THIS DAY - Australia, Thompson win 31-0

FOOTBALL - On this day, precisely 11 years ago, Australia destroyed American Samoa in a 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifier. Archie Thompson set a world record by netting 13 times in the match as his team registered a world record international victory. Click here for a brief summary of the onslaught.

BIRTHDAY - 11 April: James Magnussen (Swimming)

SWIMMING - Australian swimmer James Magnussen is 21 years old today. If you have never met him allow us to introduce one of the potential stars of the forthcoming 2012 London Olympic Games. “The Missile” is the reigning world champion in the Men’s 100m Freestyle and is one of the torchbearers of a new generation of sprinters.¬†

Shares birthday with: Jeremy Clarkson, Lisa Stansfield, Joss Stone