On This Day

February 1891 in Sports History

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 2 Frank Foyston, NHL Hall of Famer (Seattle)
  • Feb 4 Yuri Losmann, Estonia, marathon runner (Olympic-silver 1920)

Person of interestElizabeth Ryan

Feb 5 Elizabeth Ryan, American tennis player (26 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Anaheim, California (d. 1979)

Tennis Player Elizabeth Ryan
Tennis Player
Elizabeth Ryan
  • Feb 11 J. W. Hearne, English cricket leg-spinner (all-rounder for England in 24 Tests), born in Hillingdon, England (d. 1965)
  • Feb 12 Cecil Dixon, South African cricket off-spinner (1 Test for South Africa, 3-118, pair), born in Potchefstroom, Transvaal (d. 1969)
  • Feb 19 J C "Farmer" White, cricketer (Somerset slow lefty 1909-37)
  • Feb 23 Harold Horder, Australian Rugby League player (d. 1978)

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 26 Ted Barratt, English cricket spin bowler (10-43 vs Australia 1878), dies from consumption at 46