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

Sports History

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

  • 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

Sports History

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

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

Boxing 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

  • 1968 X Winter Olympic Games opens in Grenoble, France
  • 1970 Graeme Pollock completes 274 v Australia at Durban
  • 1970 NBA expands to 18 teams with Buffalo, Cleveland, Houston & Portland
  • 1971 American astronaut Alan Shepard is 1st to hit a golf ball on the moon [1]

Olympic 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

  • 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

Sports History

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

  • 1990 Groundbreaking begins on Baltimore Orioles' new $102 million stadium

NHL All-Star Game

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

Boxing 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

Sports History

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

  • 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

NHL 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

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

Super Bowl

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

Laureus Awards

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

  • 2018 Brazilian jockey Jorge Ricardo equals world record number of victories for a jockey - 12,844 in Rio de Janeiro
  • 2022 NFL Pro Bowl, Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada: AFC beats NFC, 41-35; MVPs: Justin Herbert, QB LA Chargers; Maxx Crosby, DE LV Raiders