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 4th 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
  • 1953 Ian Craig makes Test Cricket debut at 17 yrs 239 days, youngest Aussie

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1958 Ted Williams signs with Red Sox for $135,000, making him highest paid

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1958 21 dead in air crash in Munich; 7 of those are from the Manchester United football team

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1967 Muhammad Ali TKOs Ernie Terrell in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1968 10th 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)
  • 1974 3rd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
  • 1977 4th time Rangers shut-out Islanders 4-0
  • 1983 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 20-19
  • 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
  • 1993 44th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 16-6 at Montreal

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

  • 1994 Dawn Coe-Jones wins LPGA Healthsouth Palm Beach Golf Classic
  • 1994 Leonid Voloshin triple jumps world record 17.77m
  • 1994 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 17-3

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1995 Darryl Strawberry suspended from baseball for 60 days

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
  • 1999 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 23-10
  • 2000 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 51-31
  • 2000 50th NHL All-Star Game: World beats North America 9-4 at Toronto, Ontario
  • 2005 Super Bowl XXXIX, the New England Patriots win 24-21 over the Philadelphia Eagles

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

NFL Quarterback Aaron Rodgers
NFL Quarterback
Aaron Rodgers
  • 2018 Brazilian jockey Jorge Ricardo equals world record number of victories for a jockey - 12,844 in Rio de Janeiro