February 1959 in Sport

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Events in Sport

Events 1 - 11 of 11

1st - Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Havana Golf Tournament
1st - Zack Wheat unanimously elected to baseball Hall of Fame
2nd - Vince Lombardi signs a 5 year contract to coach Green Bay Packers
7th - Dorothy Rigney sells White Sox to Bill Veeck for a reported $27M
11th - Vinoo Mankad ends his final Test Cricket (v WI at Delhi)
15th - Louise Suggs wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Tournament
22nd - 1st Daytona 500: Lee Petty wins (135.521 MPH)
23rd - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open
27th - Chicago Cards trade running back Ollie Matson to LA Rams for 9 players
27th - Boston Celtic Bob Cousy sets NBA record with 28 assists Boston Celtics score 173 points against Minneapolis Lakers
28th - NFL trade, Chicago Cards trade Ollie Matson to LA Rams for 9 players

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 26 of 26

1st - Carolyn Hill, LPGA golfer (1994 McCall's Classic), born in Santa Monica, California
1st - Mike Horan, NFL punter (NY Giants)
1st - Wade Wilson, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
3rd - Molly Killingbeck, Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-silver-1984)
Hall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence TaylorHall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence Taylor (4th) 4th - Lawrence Taylor, Williamsburg Virginia, NFL's greatest linebacker (NY Giants)
5th - Glenn Dubis, US 3x40 rifle (Olympics-1984, 88, 96), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
7th - Sammy Lee, British soccer player
8th - Heinz Gunthardt, Switzerland, tennis star
8th - Irina Kalinina, USSR, springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1980)
10th - Tonga, [Uliuli Fifita], wrestler (WCW/WAR/WWF, Ming, Haku, Islanders)
11th - Corinne Shigemoto, US judo coach (Olympics-96)
13th - Gord Hampson, Canadian ice hockey player
15th - Guy De Alwis, cricket wicket-keeper (Sri Lankan mid 80s)
15th - Joe Hesketh, US baseball player (Boston Red Sox)
15th - Hugo Savinovich, Ecuadorian wrestler
16th - John McEnroe, Wiesbaden, Germany, American tennis great (US Open 1979-81, 84 Wimb 1981, 83, 84)
Tennis Player John McEnroeTennis Player John McEnroe (16th) 16th - Kelly Tripuka, Glenn Ridge NJ, NBA forward (Det Pistons, Utah Jazz)
17th - Ambrose "Rowdy" Gaines, US, 100m swimmer (Olympic-gold-1984)
17th - Daniel Ray "Danny" Ainge, basketball & football star
17th - Rowdy Gaines, US swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1984)
19th - Roger Goodell, Jamestown New York, American NFL Commissioner
20th - Bill Gullickson, US baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
20th - Scott Evans Brayton, racing car driver
23rd - John Arthur Wilson, Ceres CA, PGA golfer (1994 Anheuser-Busch-4th)
24th - Michael Roy Whitney, cricket (great NSW & Aussie lefty quick 1981-92)
26th - Rolando Blackman, American basketball player

Deaths in Sport

Deaths 1 - 4 of 4

2nd - Frank DeCaires, cricketer (WI bat v Eng 1930, 3 Tests 232 runs), dies
7th - Napoleon Lajorie, baseball player, dies at 83
11th - Marshall Teague, American race car driver (b. 1922)
17th - Tim Mara, co-founder of NFL's NY Giants, dies

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