On This Day

February 1906 in Sports History

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 HC beats Queen's University (Kingston, ON), 12-7 for a 2-0 sweep of challenge series

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 10 John "Cat" Thompson, basketball hall of famer (elected 1962)
  • Feb 16 Vera Menchik, Russian born British chess master, 1st official women's world chess champion (1927-39), born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1944)
  • Feb 27 Alexander Matheson, NZ cricket pace bowler (2 Tests 1930-31)