On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in February 1928

  • Feb 3 C V Gadkari, cricketer (Indian batsman in 6 Tests 1953-55)
  • Feb 7 Alphonse "Al" Smith [Fuzzy Smith], American MLB outfielder and third baseman (Cleveland Indians), born in Kirkwood, Missouri (d. 2002)
  • Feb 11 Gerry Alexander, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (25 Tests, top score 108, 90 dismissals), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2011)
  • Feb 18 Jim McElreath, auto racer (1970 Ontario 500)
  • Feb 18 Tom Johnson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Feb 19 Garland F. Pinholster, American college basketball coach (USA: gold Pan American Games 1963; Oglethorpe University 1956-66), born in Clyattville, Georgia (d. 2020)
  • Feb 20 Elroy Face, baseball pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Feb 25 Paul Elvstrøm, Danish yachtsman (4 Olympic gold, Finn class 1948, 52, 56, 60), born in Hellerup, Denmark (d. 2016)

About February 1928

How Old? 93 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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