On This Day

On This Day in Sport for November 6

Events in Sport

  • 1869 1st US college football game, players used their hands or feet, Rutgers 6 Princeton 4
  • 1883 NYAC organizes 1st American cross-country championship race
  • 1929 Providence Steam Roller become first NFL team to host a game at night under floodlights; lose 16-0 against the Chicago Cardinals at the Cycledrome, Providence, RI
  • 1934 NFL Philadelphia Eagles beat Cincinnati Reds 64-0
  • 1950 Branch Rickey signs 5-yr contract as VP/GM of Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 1955 Ryder Cup Golf, Thunderbird Ranch & CC: US wins 8-4; Chick Harbert captains Americans to 7th consecutive event victory
  • 1956 Netherlands and Spain withdraw from Olympics in protest against Soviet actions in the Hungarian Revolution
  • 1961 US government issues a stamp honoring 100th birthday of James Naismith (invented game of basketball - actually Canadian)
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1983 Businessman Vidal Sassoon (55) weds dressage champion Jeanette Hartford-Davis
  • 1998 "Some Like It Hot" actor Tony Curtis (73) weds horse trainer Jill Vandenberg at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2010 Professional golfer Greg Norman (51) weds Australian interior decorator Kirsten Kutner (41) on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1922 Morgan Bulkeley, American politician (US Senator - Connecticut 1905-11) and Baseball HOF administrator (NL President 1876), dies at 84
  • 1931 Jack Chesbro, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (MLB wins leader 1902, 04 [41 wins], NY Highlanders), dies of heart attack at 57
  • 1964 Hugo Koblet, Swiss cyclist (1951 Tour de France, dies at 39
  • 1975 Annette Kellermann, Australian swimmer, silent-film actress (A Daughter of the Gods; Venus Of The South Seas), and author, dies at 87
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