On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in February 1956

  • Feb 1 Mike Kitchen, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (NJ Devils) and coach (St. Louis Blues 2003-07), born in Newmarket, Canada
  • Feb 3 John Jefferson, American football player
  • Feb 5 Hector Rebaque, Mexican racing driver, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Feb 9 Philip Jackson Ford Jr, NC, basketball player (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Feb 13 Liam Brady, Irish footballer, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Feb 13 Yiannis Kouros, Greek-Australian runner, born in Tripoli, Greece
  • Feb 14 Dave Dravecky, American pitcher & amputee (SF Giants), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Feb 14 Howard Edward Davis Jr., American boxer (Olympic silver 1976), born in Glen Cove, New York (d. 2015)
  • Feb 15 Desmond Haynes, West Indian cricket batsman and administrator (116 Tests; 7,487 runs @ 42.29; 238 ODIs; Director WI Cricket Board), born in Saint James, Barbados
  • Feb 15 Hitoshi Ogawa, Japanese racing driver (d. 1992)
  • Feb 19 Steve Randell, Tasmanian cricket Test umpire (international panel)
  • Feb 22 Amy Alcott, American golfer (5-time major title winner; US Open 1980), born in Kansas City, Missouri

Person of interestEddie Murray

Feb 24 Eddie Murray, American MLB Hall of Fame 1st baseman, 8x All-star, 3x Golden Glove (Baltimore Orioles, 1977-88 & 96; L.A. Dodgers, 1989-91 & 97, and three other teams), born in Los Angeles, California

MLB 1st Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB 1st Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • Feb 25 Davie Cooper, soccer star
  • Feb 28 Jimmy Nicholl, Canadian-born Northern Irish footballer

About February 1956

How Old? 65 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep (Feb 1 - Feb 11), Monkey (Feb 12 - Feb 29)
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)