Events in Sport on March 6

  • 1858 20th Grand National: William Archer aboard Little Charley wins
  • 1867 29th Grand National: Harry Lamplugh aboard Cortolvin IRE wins
  • 1895 England beats Australia to win one of the best cricket series ever, 3-2
  • 1895 J T Brown hits the fastest 50 in test cricket (28 mins) England v Australia
  • 1906 Cubs sign 3rd baseman Harry Steinfeldt to complete Tinker-Evers-Chance
  • 1919 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens beat Ottawa Senators, 3 games to 1 with 1 tie

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1922 Babe Ruth signs 3 year contract with NY Yankees at $52,000 a year

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1954 1st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Wake Forest, 82-80 (OT)
  • 1955 Jackie Pung wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open

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1964 Boxer Cassius Clay joins the Nation of Islam and its leader Elijah Muhammad renames him Muhammad Ali

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
Religious Leader Elijah Muhammad
Religious Leader
Elijah Muhammad
  • 1965 Bruce Taylor hits 105 for NZ v India in 1st Test Cricket innings
  • 1965 12th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Duke, 91-85
  • 1967 Muhammad Ali is ordered by selective service to be inducted
  • 1971 Test Cricket debut of Sunil Gavaskar, v West Indies at Port-of-Spain

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1972 Jack Nicklaus, passes Arnold Palmer as golf's all-time money winner

  • 1974 Australian brothers an & Greg Chappell both score cricket centuries vs New Zealand
  • 1976 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Gothenburg won by John Curry (Great Britain)
  • 1976 Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Gothenburg won by American Dorothy Hamill
  • 1976 23rd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Virginia beats North Carolina, 67-62
  • 1981 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Hartford won by Denise Biellmann
  • 1982 NBA highest scoring game: San Antonio beat Milwaukee 171-166 (3 OT)
  • 1982 23rd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Alabama beats Kentucky, 48-46
  • 1983 Anne-Marie Palli wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic
  • 1985 Enos Slaughter & Arky Vaughan are elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1985 Mike Tyson KOs Hector Mercedes in 1 round in his 1st pro fight

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1988 Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open/Helene Curtis Pro-Am

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 1988 Julie Krone becomes winningest female jockey (1205 victories)
  • 1988 Orville Moodey shoots 63 at Seniors golf tournament
  • 1992 Yankee pitcher Pascual Perez suspended for 1 year due to cocaine
  • 1994 Colin Jackson runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.30 sec)
  • 1996 Aravinda De Silva smashes 145 v Kenya in cricket World Cup at Kandy Sri Lanka score 5-398 in 50 overs in World Cup v Kenya
  • 1999 20th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Connecticut beats St. John's, 82-63

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2000 Long-time Boston Bruin defenseman Ray Bourque is traded to the Colorado Avalanche

NHL Legend Ray Bourque
NHL Legend
Ray Bourque