February 1938 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport-defeatBoxing Title Fight

23rd 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
  • 26th Rie Van Veen swims world record 200m free style (2:24.6)

Birthdays in Sport

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