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)

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1964 Boxing legend Cassius Clay joins the Nation of Islam and changes his name to "Muhammad Ali", calling his former title a "slave name"

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 Ice Dance Championship at Gothenburg won by Pakhomova & Gorshkov (URS)

  • 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

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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 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