On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in February 1916

  • Feb 9 Tex Hughson, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • Feb 17 Don Tallon, Australian cricketer (perhaps Australia's greatest wicket-keeper), born in Bundaberg, Australia (d. 1984)
  • Feb 17 Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(d. 1940)
  • Feb 17 Vivian McGrath, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ship 1937), born in Merrendee, NSW (d. 1978)

Person of interestEddie Arcaro

Feb 19 Eddie Arcaro, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (Triple Crown 1941 Whirlaway, 1948 Citation), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1997)

Racing Hall of Fame Jockey Eddie Arcaro
Racing Hall of Fame Jockey
Eddie Arcaro
  • Feb 23 George Abel, Canadian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Feb 25 Ralph Baldwin, Canadian harness driver and trainer (11 major world records; Hambletonian Stakes 1963, 73), born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan (d. 1982)
  • Feb 26 Ross Gregory, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1936-37, died in WW II)

About February 1916

How Old? 105 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit (Feb 1 - Feb 2), Dragon (Feb 3 - Feb 29)
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)