February 1936 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 6 4th Winter Olympic games open in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
  • Feb 8 1936 NFL Draft (first ever): Jay Berwanger from University of Chicago first pick by Philadelphia Eagles
  • Feb 8 1st ski jumping tournament, Red Wing, Minn
  • Feb 8 1st successful Toronto Maple Leaf penalty shot, Conacher vs Rangers
  • Feb 15 Sonja Henie, Norway, wins 3rd consecutive Olympic figure skating gold
  • Feb 16 4th Winter Olympic games close at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
  • Feb 18 NHL record 32 points scored, NY Americans (28) & Mont Maroons (24)
  • Feb 27 Willy den Ouden swims world record 100 m free style (1:04.6)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 3 Bob Simpson, Australian cricketer (1965 Wisden Cricketer of the Year)
  • Feb 8 Cletis Boyer, 3rd baseman (NY Yankees)
  • Feb 8 Manohar Hardikar, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests India v WI 1958-59)
  • Feb 13 John Harris, British(?) cricket player
  • Feb 13 Leamon King, Tulare California, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • Feb 17 Barry Jarman, cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper in 60's)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 17 Jim Brown, St. Simons Georgia, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns)

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
  • Feb 17 Peter Walker, cricket all-rounder (Glamorgan did little for Eng 1960)
  • Feb 29 Alwin Schockemohle, Germany, equestrian jumper (Olympic-gold-1976)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 29 Henri "The Pocket-Rocket" Richard, NHL center (Montreal Canadiens), born in Montreal, Quebec

Ice Hockey Great Henri Richard
Ice Hockey Great
Henri Richard

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 16 Tommy Ward, South African cricket wicket keeper (23 Tests), electrocuted