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What happened in sport on this day..

January 6


 

 

year
Australian sporting history on this day
1912
Paddy Hehr won the inaugural 6 day bike race held at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
1912
The inaugural surf carnival was held of the Manly Surf Lifesaving Club. Twenty thousand people attended the event.
1930
Playing for NSW, Don Bradman made 452 not out in a game against Queensland.
1968
Champion jockey R J (Bob) Skelton rode his 100th winner at Invercargill in New Zealand. He eventually retired in 1987 after riding 2129 winners.
1939
Murray Rose was born - Olympic medal winning swimmer, won medals '56 and '60 200m to 1500m, voted Australia's greatest male Olympian 1983. (Full name Iain Murray Rose). He died in 2012.
1985
Guy Leach picked up $20,000 in winning the Coolangatta Gold triathlon event - his second in two years.
2004
Australian captain Steve Waugh retired from cricket after 168 Tests