February 1906 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Boxing Title Fight

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

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 Mal Matheson, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (2 Tests) and rugby union Test referee (Australia v NZ 1946), born in Omaha, New Zealand (d. 1985)