Ambrose O’Higgins. Alex Higgins. Pat Eddery

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1801: Governor and captain-general of Chile, later viceroy of Peru Ambrose O’Higgins (b.1720 Ballynary, County Sligo) dies in Lima, Peru. (Some historians suggest he died 19th March.)

Ambrose O'Higgins

1949: Snooker player Alex Higgins is born in Belfast. Higgins was one of the first “rock stars” of snooker winning world championships in 1972 and 1982. He was flamboyant in everything he did, both on and off the table. His lifestyle of women, alcohol and smoking was grist to the mill for the tabloid press. The undisciplined life style ensured he never won as much as his talent might have suggested and unfortunately resulted in his death, effectively penniless, from cancer in 2010.

1952: Triple derby winner, jockey Pat Eddery is born in Co. Kildare. Eddery is one of the most successful jockeys ever in European race history. He rode over 4,500 winners in England and was champion jockey on eleven occasions. He also rode four winners of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

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