On This Day

Events in Sport on March 6

  • 1858 20th Grand National: William Archer wins aboard outsider Little Charley at 100/6
  • 1867 29th Grand National: John Page wins aboard Irish 16/1 shot Cortolvin; trainer Harry Lamplugh's second GN victory
  • 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
  • 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 Indian cricket great Sunil Gavaskar versus West Indies at Port-of-Spain; 125 Tests, 10,122 runs @ 51.12; 34 Test centuries

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

  • 1974 Australian cricketing brothers Ian (145 & 121) and Greg Chappell (247no and 133) score unique twin centuries in drawn 1st Test vs New Zealand in Wellington
  • 1976 Ice Dance Championship at Gothenburg won by Pakhomova & Gorshkov (URS)

  • 1976 European Men's Figure Skating Championship in Gothenburg, Sweden 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
  • 1976 In his 10th title defence, WBA light welterweight champion Antonio Cervantes of Colombia is beaten by 17 year old Puerto Rican boxer Wilfred Benítez in a 15-round split decision in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Benitez youngest ever world champion
  • 1976 Wales clinch their 7th Five Nations Rugby Championship title, 7th Grand Slam and 13th Triple Crown with a 19-13 win over France at the National Stadium, Cardiff
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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

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2019 LeBron James scores his 32,293rd point in the 2nd quarter of a Lakers' 115-99 loss to Denver in LA to pass Michael Jordan into 4th place on the NBA all-time point scoring list

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James