On This Day

Year 1906 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 29 Dutch speed skater Coen de King skates a world record 32,370m in one hour
  • Feb 23 Tommy Burns beats Marvin Hart in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Feb 28 Stanley Cup: Ottawa HC beats Queen's University (Kingston, ON), 12-7 for a 2-0 sweep of challenge series
  • Mar 6 Cubs sign 3rd baseman Harry Steinfeldt to complete Tinker-Evers-Chance
  • Mar 8 Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, ON: Ottawa HC beats Smiths Falls (ON), 8-2 for a 2-0 sweep of challenge series
  • Mar 17 Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, ON: ECAHA playoff: Montreal Wanderers lose, 9-3 to Ottawa HC but win challenge series, 12-10 on aggregate
  • Mar 30 68th Grand National: Aubrey Hastings wins aboard 20/1 shot Ascetic's Silver
  • Apr 2 Dave Nourse takes 4 wickets and Reggie Schwarz 3 as South Africa wins the 5th cricket Test in Cape Town to complete a 4-1 series drubbing of England
  • Apr 16 10th Boston Marathon won by 18-year old Tim Ford in 2:45:45; youngest race winner
  • Apr 22 Intercalated Games opens in Athens
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Sports Stars Who Died in 1906

  • Mar 23 Victor Barton, English cricket batsman (1 Test, HS 23; Kent CCC, Hampshire CCC) and soccer goalkeeper (Southampton), dies at 38
  • Apr 19 Spencer Gore, British tennis player (1st Wimbledon singles champion 1877), dies at 56
  • Jun 17 Harry Nelson Pillsbury, American chess player, dies at 33
  • Oct 20 William "Buck" Ewing, American Baseball HOF catcher (NL home run leader 1883 NY Giants; Cincinnati Reds) and manager (NY Giants, Cincinnati Reds), dies of diabetes at 67