On This Day

March 6, 1976 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • 23rd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Virginia beats North Carolina, 67-62
  • European Men's Figure Skating Championship in Gothenburg, Sweden won by John Curry (Great Britain)
  • Ice Dance Championship at Gothenburg won by Pakhomova & Gorshkov (URS)
  • In his 10th title defence, WBA light welterweight champion Antonio Cervantes of Colombia is beaten by 17 year old Puerto Rican boxer Wilfred Benítez in a 15-round split decision in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Benitez youngest ever world champion
  • Wales clinch their 7th Five Nations Rugby Championship title, 7th Grand Slam and 13th Triple Crown with a 19-13 win over France at the National Stadium, Cardiff
  • Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Gothenburg won by American Dorothy Hamill

Deaths in Sport

  • Maxie Rosenbloom, American boxer, actor (world light heavyweight champion 1932-34), dies of Paget's disease of bone at 68