What Happened on February 6, 1958

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 21 dead in air crash in Munich; 7 of those are from the Manchester United football team

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ted Williams signs with Red Sox for $135,000, making him highest paid

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 player, born in Norwich, Connecticut
  • Cecily Adams, American actress & casting director (American Heart), born in Jamaica, New York City (d. 2004)
  • Kelly Leadbetter, American LPGA golfer (1986 Hennessy French Open), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Mark Hamilton, American sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Simon Baker, Australian speed walker, (Olympics-84, 88, 96), born in Launceston, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • David Pegg, English footballer (b. 1935)
  • Frank Swift, English footballer and journalist (b. 1913)
  • Geoff Bent, English footballer (b. 1932)
  • Mark Jones, English footballer (b. 1933)
  • Roger Byrne, English footballer (b. 1929)
  • Tommy Taylor, English footballer (b. 1932)
  • Walter Crickmer, English football club secretary and manager