On This Day - Feb 6 1962: Derry GAA legend Tony Scullion is born

Derry legend Tony Scullion


1895: Baseball great George Herman 'Babe' Ruth was born. The New York Yankees hero began his career as a pitcher but went on to become his sport's greatest hitter. He helped establish the Yankees as one of the top teams of the 1920s and 30s. He scored 2,174 runs and hit 714 home runs. Ruth died in 1948.

1924: Former England football captain Billy Wright was born. The Wolves great became the first man to win 100 England caps and captained his country a then-record 90 times. He died in 1994.

1958: A plane carrying Manchester United players crashed at Munich airport as the team travelled back from a match against Red Star Belgrade. A total of 23 people died as a result of the accident, including eight United players.

2001: Hull were locked out of their Boothferry Park ground after bailiffs, under landlord David Lloyd's orders, changed the locks.

2002: New Zealander Graham Henry stood down as coach of the Wales rugby union team.

2004: Former England boss Sir Clive Woodward was named as the British and Irish Lions head coach for their 2005 tour of New Zealand.

2007: Liverpool announced to the Stock Exchange they had agreed the terms "of a recommended cash offer" to be made by the American consortium led by George Gillett and Tom Hicks to buy the club.

2008: Goals from Shaun Wright-Phillips and Jermaine Jenas ensured Fabio Capello's reign as England manager got off to a successful start with a 2-1 win over Switzerland at Wembley.

2016: England launched the Eddie Jones era by emerging from a tricky RBS 6 Nations opener against Scotland at Murrayfield with a 15-9 victory.

2017: Alastair Cook stepped down as England captain after 59 Tests in charge.


Tony Scullion (Gaelic Games) - Derry GAA legend Tony Scullion is born, 1962

David Capel (cricket) - former Northamptonshire and England all-rounder, born 1963.

Laurent Cabannes (rugby union) - former France flanker, born 1964.

Tim Sherwood (soccer) - former Tottenham midfielder and manager, born 1969.

Per Frandsen (soccer) - former Bolton and Denmark midfielder, born 1970.

Brad Hogg (cricket) - Australian wrist spinner who won the County Championship with Warwickshire in 2004, born 1971.

Jason Euell (soccer) - former Charlton and Wimbledon forward, born 1977.

Ricky Barnes (golf) - American who was runner-up at the 2009 US Open, born 1981.

Sreesanth (cricket) - former India bowler who was banned for spot-fixing in 2013, born 1983.

Darren Bent (soccer) - Burton and former England striker, born 1984.

Brendan Taylor (cricket) - Zimbabwean international cricketer, born 1986.

Craig Cathcart (soccer) - Watford and Northern Ireland defender, born 1989.


1 In which city did Chelsea win the Champions League in 2012?

2 Who did Feargal McCrory beat to secure his eight professional win at the Europa Hotel, Belfast?

3 Who knocked Novak Djokovic out of this year's Australian Open?

4 Christine Ohuruogu is an Olympic gold medallist in which event?

5 Who is next up for Derry in the 2018 Allianz Football League on February 11 2018?

(See quiz answers at bottom)


Today (Tuesday, February 6)

FOOTBALL: DFB Pokal Cup, Paderborn v Bayern Munich - BT Sport 1 1730, Bayer Leverkusen v Werder Bremen - BT Sport 1 1930; FA Cup, Swansea v Notts County - BBC One 2000.

CYCLING: Dubai Tour - Eurosport 2 0930; 6 Days of Copenhagen - Eurosport 2 2015.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Golden State Warriors v Oklahoma City Thunder - BT Sport 1 0330 (Weds).

Tomorrow (Wednesday, February 7)

CRICKET: Australia v England, Trans-Tasman Tri-Series - BT Sport 1 0815; South Africa v India, third one-day international - Sky Sports Cricket 1055, Sky Sports Main Event 1100.

FOOTBALL: DFB Pokal Cup, Eintracht Frankfurt v Mainz - BT Sport 1 1730; Eredivisie, Roda JC v Ajax - Sky Sports Main Event 1945.

WINTER OLYMPICS: Curling - Eurosport 1 0000 (Thurs), Alpine Skiing - Eurosport 1 0200 (Thurs).

CYCLING: Dubai Tour - Eurosport 2 0930.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers v Minnesota Timberwolves - BT Sport 1 0100 (Thurs).

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1 Munich; 2  Rafael Castillo; 3 Chung Hyeon; 4 400 metres; 5 Offaly

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