Events in Sport on January 6

  • 1681 1st recorded boxing match (Duke of Albemarle's butler vs his butcher)
  • 1883 Ontario Rugby Football Union forms
  • 1896 1st US women's 6-day bicycle race starts, Madison Square Garden

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1930 Bradman scores 452* for NSW against Qld, 377 mins, 49 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1937 Bradman scores 270 Aust v England at the MCG, incl 110 singles
  • 1951 Indianapolis beats Rochester 75-73 in NBA-record 6 overtimes

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1976 Ted Turner purchases Atlanta Braves for reported $12 million

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner
  • 1980 Phil Flyers set NHL record of 35 straight games without a defeat
  • 1980 AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Houston Oilers 27-13
  • 1980 NFC Championship Game: Los Angeles Rams beat Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9-0
  • 1984 Last day of Test cricket for Chappell, Marsh & Lillee
  • 1985 AFC Championship Game: Miami Dolphins beat Pittsburgh Steelers 45-28
  • 1985 NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Chicago Bears 23-0
  • 1986 Last day in Test cricket for Bob Holland
  • 1992 NY Yankees sign free agent Danny Tartabul

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1992 Sachin Tendulkar completes 148* v Australia at the SCG

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar
  • 1993 Last day of Test cricket for Greg Matthews
  • 1994 Ice skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked by Tonya Harding's bodyguard
  • 1994 Yat Weiju swims world record 50m butterfly stroke (26.44)
  • 1994 Zhong Weiju swims world record 25m pool (26.44)

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1995 Atlanta Hawks' Lenny Wilkens becomes NBA's winningest coach (939)

NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Lenny Wilkens
  • 1998 Don Sutton selected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1999 An agreement is reached by the NBA and the players union to end a 204-day lockout which shortened the season by 50 games
  • 2013 The NHL reaches an agreement to end a 113 day lockout
  • 2014 Zach Johnson wins the 2014 PGA Tournament of Champions
  • 2014 16th BCS National Championship: #1 Florida State beats #2 Auburn, 34-31
  • 2015 Randy Johnson, Pedro Martínez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 2018 Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota scores a touchdown off own pass in 22-21 victory over Kansas City Chiefs, second NFL quarterback to do so
  • 2018 Jon Gruden returns to the NFL as Oakland Raiders head coach after nearly a decade of broadcasting (Monday Night Football 2009-17)