On This Day

February 6, 1958 in Sport

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

  • 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

Birthdays in Sport

  • Bill Dawley, American baseball player, born in Norwich, Connecticut
  • Mark Hamilton, American sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Simon Baker, Australian speed walker, (Olympics-84, 88, 96), born in Launceston, Australia

Deaths in Sport

  • 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