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On this Day, February 6 1958: A plane carrying Manchester United players crashed at Munich airport

Manchester United footballers Harry Gregg (left) and Billy Foulkes talk with team-mate Ken Morgan as they visit the injured members of their squad in a Munich hospital, Germany in February 1958  

ON THIS DAY

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 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.

2018: First-half braces from Tammy Abraham and Nathan Dyer helped Swansea record their biggest-ever FA Cup win as Notts County were demolished 8-1 at the Liberty Stadium.

 

BIRTHDAYS

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) - former Tottenham, Sunderland, Derby and England striker, born 1984.

Brendan Taylor (cricket) - Zimbabwe wicketkeeper-batsman, born 1986.

Carlos Sanchez (soccer) - West Ham midfielder, born 1986.

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

 

QUICK QUIZ

1 Which team did Bayern Munich defeat in the Champions League final in 2013?

2 In what year was the National Football League first played?

3 For whom did Tony Cascarino make his debut in English league football?

4 Who finished top of Division 1A in last year’s National Hurling League?

5 What is the name given to Vancouver's NHL franchise?
(See quiz answers at bottom)

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Wednesday, February 6)

SOCCER: FA Cup, West Brom v Brighton - BBC One 1955; Ladbrokes Premiership, Aberdeen v Rangers - 1930.

CRICKET: T20, New Zealand v India - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 0655, South Africa v Pakistan - Sky Sports Cricket 1555 & Sky Sports Main Event 1600.

TENNIS: Fed Cup, Great Britain v Slovenia - BT Sport 2 1615.

SNOOKER: World Grand Prix - ITV 4 1245 & 1845.

GOLF: European Tour, ISPS Handa Vic Open - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0400.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Milwaukee Bucks v Washington Wizards - Sky Sports Main Event 0100 (Thu)

Tomorrow (Thursday, February 7)

TENNIS: Fed Cup, Great Britain v Greece - BT Sport 2 1615.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Hull v Castleford - Sky Sports Arena 1900.

CRICKET: BBL, Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Renegades - BT Sport 2 0830.

SNOOKER: World Grand Prix - ITV 4 1245& 1845.

GOLF: European Tour, ISPS Handa Vic Open - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0600; PGA Tour, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am - Sky Sports Golf 1600.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers - Sky Sports Main Event 0100 (Fri)

DARTS: Premier League Darts - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 1900.

 

QUICK QUIZ ANSWERS

1. Borussia Dortmund; 2. 1925; 3. Gillingham; 4. Tipperary; 5. Canucks.

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