On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in February 1906

  • Feb 10 John "Cat" Thompson, basketball hall of famer (elected 1962)
  • Feb 16 Vera Menchik, Russian born British chess master, 1st official women's world chess champion (1927-39), born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1944)
  • Feb 27 Mal Matheson, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (2 Tests) and rugby union Test referee (Australia v NZ 1946), born in Omaha, New Zealand (d. 1985)

About February 1906

How Old? 115 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)