1906 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Feb 23 Tommy Burns beats Marvin Hart in 20 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • Feb 28 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Queen's U (Kingston Ont) in 2 games
  • Mar 6 Cubs sign 3rd baseman Harry Steinfeldt to complete Tinker-Evers-Chance
  • Mar 8 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Smiths Falls (Ont) in 2 games
  • Mar 14 Calgary City Rugby Football Club forms
  • Mar 17 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers beat Ottawa Silver 7, although both winning a game, Montreal outscores Ottawa 12-10
  • Mar 29 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers sweep Kenora Thisles in 2 games
  • Mar 30 68th Grand National: Mr Aubrey Hastings aboard Ascetic's Silver wins
  • Apr 9 3½th modern Olympic games opens in Athens (4/22 NS)
  • Apr 19 10th Boston Marathon won by Tim Ford of Mass in 2:45:45
  • Apr 22 10th anniversary Olympic games open at Athens, Greece
  • Apr 22 New rule puts umpire in sole charge of all game balls
  • May 1 Phillies' John Lush no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 6-0
  • May 2 32nd Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Troxler aboard Sir Huon wins in 2:08.8
  • May 8 Philadelphia A's pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield & hits 2 HRs
  • May 14 Flagpole at the White Sox ballpark breaks during pennant-raising
  • May 15 NY Giants' Hooks Wiltse strikes out 4 batters in 1 inning
  • May 22 10th anniversary Olympic games close in Athens, Greece
  • May 22 31st Preakness: Walter Miller aboard Whimsical wins in 1:45
  • May 25 After 20 straight wins, Boston Pilgrims lose to Chicago White Sox 3-0
  • May 30 40th Belmont: Lucien Lyne aboard Burgomaster wins in 2:20
  • Jun 7 Chicago Cubs score 11 in 1st inning, beating NY Giants 19-0
  • Jun 15 46th British Golf Open: James Braid shoots a 300 at Muirfield
  • Jun 18 6th Davis Cup: British Isles beats USA in Wimbledon (5-0)
  • Jun 23 20th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Homans beats Maud Barger-Wallach (6-4, 6-3)
  • Jun 26 Hongar Szisz wins 1st Grand-Prix (Le Mans, France)
  • Jun 29 12th US Golf Open: Alex Smith shoots a 295 at Onwentsia Club Ill
  • Jul 5 23rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats M Bundy (6-3 9-7)
  • Jul 5 30th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats Frank Riseley (6-4 4-6 6-2 6-3)
  • Jul 29 4th Tour de France won by Rene Pottier of France
  • Aug 2 Chicago White Sox begin AL record 19 game win streak
  • Aug 3 Washington National's pitcher Tom Hughes hits HR to win his own game 1-0 in 10th
  • Aug 13 Cub's Pitcher Jack Taylor ends a string of completing 202 games (187 complete, 15 relief) by Dodgers in 3rd inning
  • Aug 23 Chicago White Sox win 19th straight, beating Washington Senators
  • Aug 24 Cincinnati Red John Weimer no-hits Dodgers, 1-0 in 7 inning game
  • Aug 29 26th U.S. Men's National Championship: William Clothier beats Beals Wright (6-3, 6-0, 6-4)
  • Aug 30 Hal Chase becomes 1st NY Yankee to hit three triples in a game
  • Sep 16 Kaarlo Nieminen wins 1st Finnish marathon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 17 Playing as "Sullivan" Columbia University jr Eddie Collins debuts with A's

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • Sep 21 Yankee 1st baseman Hal Chase's 22 put-outs ties record
  • Sep 24 St Louis Card Stony McGlynn no-hits Dodgers, 1-1 in 7 inning game
  • Sep 26 Pitts Lefty Leifield no-hits Phillies, 8-0 in 6 inning game
  • Oct 2 Tommy Burns KOs Jim Burns in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Oct 4 Chicago Cubs win their 116th game (116-36 .763) of year
  • Oct 5 Henry Mathewson (NY Giants, Christy's brother) walks 14 men
  • Oct 10 2nd College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 12-0 in Annapolis
  • Oct 11 White Sox Ed Walsh strikes out then record 12 in a World Series game
  • Oct 14 All Chicago World Series, 1st AL victory, White Sox win 4 games to 2 Cubs losers share of $439.50 is lowest for World Series
  • Nov 17 11th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 10-0 in Birmingham
  • Nov 19 London selected to host 1908 Olympics
  • Nov 28 Tommy Burns & Jack O'Brien fight to a draw in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Dec 29 Montreal Wanderers beat New Glasgow (NS) for Stanley Cup (2nd of 1906)
  • Dec 31 2nd Australasian Championships: Antony Wilding beats Francis Fisher (6-0, 6-4, 6-4)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 Frank Stack, Canadian speed skater (Olympic bronze 1932)
  • Jan 28 Henry Foley, cricketer (batted in New Zealand's 1st Test 1930)
  • Jan 29 Franciscus Hin, Holland, yachtsman (Olympic gold 1920)
  • Jan 29 Joe Primeau, NHL center
  • Feb 4 Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (champ-1933)
  • Feb 10 John "Cat" Thompson, basketball hall of famer (elected 1962)
  • Feb 27 Alexander Matheson, NZ cricket pace bowler (2 Tests 1930-31)
  • Mar 4 Georges Ronsse, Belgian national cyclo-cross and world champion road cyclist (d. 1969)
  • Mar 28 Joseph Wright, Canadian oarsman (Olympic gold 1928)
  • Apr 1 Sigve Lie, Norwegian sailor (Olympic gold 1948, 52)
  • Apr 15 A J "Sandy" Bell, South African cricket fast bowler (16 Tests 1929-35)
  • Apr 16 Bep [Elisa H] Bakhuis, Dutch soccer star/writer
  • May 2 Aileen Riggin, springboard diver (Olympic gold 1920, 24), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • May 16 Ernie McCormick, cricketer (Australian quickie of late 30's)
  • May 17 Zinka Milanov, Croatian soprano (Ljublama Opera 1927, NY Metropolitan Opera), born in Zagreb, Croatia (d. 1989)
  • May 19 Bruce Bennett, American athlete and actor (Before I Hang, Sahara), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 2007)
  • May 21 Keith Rigg, cricketer (Australian Test batsman in the thirties)
  • Jun 3 Norman Gallichan, cricketer (all-rounder in 1 Test NZ v England 1937)
  • Jun 3 Walter Robins, cricketer (dynamic England leg-spin all-rounder)
  • Jun 8 S Nazir Ali, cricketer (bro of Wazir Ali, India's 1st Test 1932)
  • Jun 16 Alan Fairfax, cricketer (Australian all-rounder late 20's early 30's)
  • Jun 22 Richard Fanshawe, England, equestion 3 day event (Olympic bronze 1936)
  • Jun 30 Ralph Allen, English footballer (d. 1981)
  • Jul 1 Edward Lansing Gordon Jr, long jumper (Olympic gold 1932), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Jul 7 [Leroy] Satchel Paige, baseball pitcher, never look back
  • Jul 15 Rudolf "Rudi" Uhlenhaut, German automotive engineer and test driver (Mercedes Benz) (d. 1989)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 27 Leo Durocher, American baseball player and manager (Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Giants), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • Aug 6 Ken Strong, NFL, AFL halfback (Staten Island, NY Yanks, NY Giants)
  • Aug 12 Harry Hopman, Australian-born tennis player and coach (d. 1985)
  • Aug 25 Jim Smith[Cedric Ivan James Smith], English cricketer, born in Corsham, Wiltshire, England (d. 1979)
  • Oct 11 Earl "Dutch" Clark, Colo, NFL hall of fame QB (Spartans, Detroit)
  • Oct 12 Joe Cronin, American baseball shortstop (Pirates, Red Sox, Senators, MVP 1930, AL Pres), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1984)
  • Oct 16 George Martin Lott Jr, tennis champ (1931 US Open runner-up)
  • Oct 17 Paul Derringer, American baseball player (d. 1987)
  • Oct 23 Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1924), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 30 Giuseppe Farina, Italian race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (d. 1966)
  • Nov 4 Bob Considine, sports columnist (Bob Feller Story)
  • Nov 6 James D. Norris, American sports businessman (Chicago Black Hawks), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1966)
  • Nov 17 Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • Dec 2 Eric Dalton, cricketer (2 centuries in 15 Tests for South Africa 1929-39)
  • Dec 31 Erna Bogen, Hungarian foils (Olympic bronze 1932)

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 23 Victor Barton, cricketer (scored 23 in Test Eng v South Africa 1892), dies
  • Apr 19 Spencer Gore, British tennis player and cricketer (b. 1850)
  • Oct 20 William "Buck" Ewing, hall of fame catcher (NY Giants), dies at 67