Birthdays in Sport in February 1956

  • Feb 1 Mike Kitchen, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • Feb 3 John Jefferson, American football player
  • Feb 5 Hector Rebaque, Mexican racing driver
  • Feb 9 Philip Jackson Ford Jr, NC, basketball player (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Feb 13 Liam Brady, Irish soccer player, born in Dublin
  • Feb 13 Yiannis Kouros, Greek-Australian runner
  • Feb 14 Dave Dravecky, pitcher (SF Giants), had arm amputated
  • Feb 14 Howard Edward Davis Jr., boxer (Olympic silver 1976), born in Glen Cove, New York (d. 2015)
  • Feb 15 Desmond Haynes, cricket (WI opener-greatest batsman in 1-day history)
  • 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 LPGA major titles incl. US Open 1980), born in Kansas City, Missouri

Person of interestEddie Murray

Feb 24 Eddie Murray, 1st baseman (Orioles, Dodgers, Cleveland Indians), born in Los Angeles, California

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