On This Day

On This Day in Sport for December 6

Events in Sport

  • 1913 White Sox beat Giants 9-4 in exhibition game in Tokyo
  • 1925 Record 73,000 pay to watch Chicago Bears beat NY Giants 19-7
  • 1930 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Toronto Balmy Beach win their 2nd and final title; defeat Regina Roughriders, 11-6
  • 1939 5th Heisman Trophy Award: Nile Kinnick, Iowa (HB)
  • 1955 New York psychologist Joyce Brothers wins "$64,000 Question" with topic of boxing
  • 1956 Australian swimmer David Theile sets world record 1:02.2 to win the 100m backstroke gold medal at the Melbourne Olympics
  • 1956 Australian women's 4 × 100m freestyle relay team of Dawn Fraser, Faith Leech, Sandra Morgan & Lorraine Crapp swim world record 4:17.1 and beat powerful US team to win the gold medal at the Melbourne Olympics
  • 1956 Against the background of the Soviet invasion of Hungary the nations square off at the Melbourne Olympics in a famous water polo match; game called off with Hungary leading 4-0 and near riot halted by police; Hungary goes on to win gold medal
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