ON THIS DAY - 1954: Wunder von Bern

FOOTBALL - It was 4 July 1954. West Germany played against Hungary for the FIFA World Cup Final. Although he was not fully fit in time, Ferenc Puskás was back in the Hungarian lineup for the final match. In the 6th minute Ferenc Puskás scored the 0-1 for Hungary. One minute later Zoltán Czibor scored the 0-2. Exactly 11 minutes after the 0-2 it was 2-2 with goals of Max Morlock and Helmut Rahn. Six minutes from the end Helmut Rahn scored his second goal of the game. West Germany had beaten the mighty Magyars and won the 1954 World Cup.

BIRTHDAY - 28 March: Sepp Herberger (Football)

FOOTBALL - Josef “Sepp” Herberger would have been 115 years old if he were alive today. Herberger is epitomised as the man who led West Germany to winning the 1954 FIFA World Cup. In the final dubbed “The Miracle Of Bern”, the Germans rallied from 2-0 down to beat Hungary 3-2, after having been pummeled by the “Mighty Magyars” 8-3 in the group stage of the same tournament. Every Person Needs A Dream.

Shares birthday with: Maxim Gorky, Dianne Wiest, Lady Gaga