On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in February 1924

  • Feb 1 Emmanuel Scheffer, Israeli soccer coach (Israel 1968–70, 78–79; only World Cup appearance 1970), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2012)
  • Feb 6 Billy Wright, English football player, born in Ironbridge, United Kingdom (d. 1994)
  • Feb 8 Joe Black, baseball player
  • Feb 10 Bud Poile, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Fort William, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • Feb 11 Budge Patty, American tennis player (French C'ship, Wimbledon 1950), born in Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • Feb 19 Bruce Norris, American Hockey Hall of Fame executive (owner Detroit Red Wings 1952-82), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • Feb 19 David Bronstein, Ukrainian chess player (d. 2006)
  • Feb 27 Norman Marshall, cricketer (brother of Roy, one Test for WI 1955)
  • Feb 29 Al Rosen, American baseball third baseman (MLB All-Star 1952–55; World Series 1948; AL MVP 1953; Cleveland Indians) and executive (NL Executive of the Year 1989), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 2015)

About February 1924

How Old? 97 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Pig (Feb 1 - Feb 4), Rat (Feb 5 - Feb 29)
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)