February 1938 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 11 Steve Casey beats Lou Thesz in Boston, to win National Boxing Association world heavyweight title

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Feb 23 Joe Louis KOs Nathan Mann in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Feb 26 Rie Van Veen swims world record 200m free style (2:24.6)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 1 Jacky Cupit, golfer (Rookie of Year 1961)
  • Feb 3 Emile Griffith, US Virgin Islands professional boxer, (d. 2013)
  • Feb 7 Juan Pizarro, baseball player
  • Feb 11 Bevan Congdon, cricketer (NZ batsman of 60s & 70s)
  • Feb 11 Boris Majorov, USSR, ice hockey (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • Feb 11 Yevgeniy Majorov, USSR, ice hockey (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • Feb 18 Barry Knight, cricketer (England all-rounder mid-60s)
  • Feb 18 Manny Mota, baseball outfielder (LA Dodgers)
  • Feb 19 Penny Zavichas, LPGA golfer
  • Feb 20 Jack Bicknell, WLAF head coach (Barcelona Dragons)
  • Feb 24 Phil Knight, American sportswear manufacturer
  • Feb 25 Farokh Engineer, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1961-75)
  • Feb 25 Herb Elliott, Australia, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • Feb 25 Viktor Kosichkin, Russian speed skater (Olympic Gold 1960), born in Rybnoye (d. 2012)