On This Day

Events in Sport on February 6

  • 1926 NFL rules college students ineligible until college classes graduates
  • 1926 St Louis Browns acquire catcher Wally Schang from NY Yankees
  • 1932 1st Olympic dog sled race at Lake Placid, New York (demonstration sport)
  • 1936 IV Winter Olympic Games open in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
  • 1947 Compton & Arthur Morris both complete dual tons in same Test Cricket

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1948 Bradman retires hurt, 57 in his last Test Cricket innings in Australia

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1948 World & European champion Barbara Ann Scott becomes the first Canadian to win a women's figure skating Olympic gold medal at the St. Moritz Winter Games
  • 1948 Nils Karlsson wins the 50k cross country gold medal at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics; Swedish skiers win all 3 cross-country events at the Games
  • 1953 Ian Craig makes Test Cricket debut at 17 yrs 239 days, youngest Aussie

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1958 Future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Ted Williams becomes highest paid player in MLB when he re-signs with Boston Red Sox for $135,000

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1958 21 dead in air crash at Munich-Riem Airport; 8 players and 3 staff are from the Manchester United football team

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1967 Muhammad Ali pummels Ernie Terrell for 15 rounds to retain his world heavyweight boxing crown at Houston Astrodome; regains Terrell’s WBA belt as well

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1968 X Winter Olympic Games opens in Grenoble, France
  • 1970 NBA expands to 18 teams with Buffalo, Cleveland, Houston & Portland
  • 1971 1st time a golf ball is hit on Moon (by Alan Shepard)

OlympicsOlympic Gold

1972 Dutch speed skater Ard Schenk follows his win in the 5,000m with victory in the 1,500m, on his way to 3 gold medals at the Sapporo Winter Olympics; also wins 10,000m

Speed Skater Ard Schenk
Speed Skater
Ard Schenk

  • 1973 Bernice Fekete skips her curling rink to 2nd straight 8-ender, Edm
  • 1974 3rd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
  • 1977 4th time Rangers shut-out Islanders 4-0
  • 1983 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 20-19; MVPs: Dan Fouts, San Diego Chargers, QB; John Jefferson, Green Bay Packers, WR
  • 1986 NJ Devil Peter McNab becomes 42nd NHLer to score 350 goals

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1990 Brett Hull becomes 1st son of NHL 50 goal scorer (Bobby) to score 50

NHL Legend Brett Hull
NHL Legend
Brett Hull
  • 1990 Groundbreaking begins on Baltimore Orioles' new $102 million stadium

Sport awardNHL All-Star Game

1993 44th NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC: Wales beats Campbell, 16-6; MVP: Mike Gartner, NY Rangers, RW

NHL Star Mike Gartner
NHL Star
Mike Gartner

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1993 Riddick Bowe TKOs Michael Dokes in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

  • 1994 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 17-3; MVP: Andre Rison, Atlanta Falcons, WR

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1995 MLB outfielder Darryl Strawberry suspended from baseball for 60 days for positive cocaine test

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • 1995 Greg Blewett scores his 2nd century in his 2nd Test Cricket
  • 1998 Twins trade Chuck Knoblauch to NY Yankees for $3M & 4 minor leaguers
  • 2000 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 51-31; MVP: Randy Moss, Minnesota Vikings, WR, HI

Sport awardNHL All-Star Game

2000 50th NHL All-Star Game, Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON: World beats North America, 9-4; MVP: Pavel Bure, Florida Panthers, RW

Ice Hockey Great Pavel Bure
Ice Hockey Great
Pavel Bure
  • 2005 Super Bowl XXXIX, Alltel Stadium, Jacksonville, FL: New England Patriots beat Philadelphia Eagles, 24-21; MVP: Deion Branch, New England, WR

Sport awardSuper Bowl

2011 Super Bowl XLV, Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX: Green Bay Packers beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-25; MVP: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay, QB

NFL Quarterback Aaron Rodgers
NFL Quarterback
Aaron Rodgers

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2012 Laureus World Sports Awards, Central Hall Westminster, London, England: Sportsman: Novak Đoković; Sportswoman: Vivian Cheruiyot; Team: FC Barcelona

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • 2018 Brazilian jockey Jorge Ricardo equals world record number of victories for a jockey - 12,844 in Rio de Janeiro