On This Day

What Happened on February 6, 1958

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 21 dead in air crash at Munich-Riem Airport; 8 players and 3 staff are from the Manchester United football team

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Ted Williams becomes highest paid player in MLB when he re-signs with Boston Red Sox for $135,000

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Miller, American actor (Fame, Peggy Sue Got Married), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Bill Dawley, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1983), born in Norwich, Connecticut
  • Cecily Adams, American actress & casting director (American Heart), born in Jamaica, New York City (d. 2004)

Famous Deaths

  • Billy Whelan, Irish soccer forward (4 caps Republic of Ireland; Manchester United 79 games), dies Munich air disaster at 22
  • David Pegg, English soccer outside left (1 cap; Manchester United 127 games), dies in Munich air disaster at 22
  • Eddie Colman, English soccer winger (Manchester United 85 games), dies in Munich air disaster at 21
  • Frank Swift, English soccer goalkeeper and journalist (19 caps; Manchester City 376 games), dies in Munich air disaster at 44
  • Geoff Bent, English soccer fullback (Manchester United 12 games), dies in Munich air disaster at 25
  • Mark Jones, English soccer defender (Manchester United 103 games), dies in Munich air disaster at 24
  • Roger Byrne, English soccer fullback (33 caps; Manchester United 245 games), dies in Munich air disaster at 28
  • Tommy Taylor, English soccer striker (19 caps; Manchester United 166 games), dies in Munich air disaster at 26
  • Walter Crickmer, English soccer executive and manager (Manchester United), dies in Munich air disaster at 58