February 1895 in Sport

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Events in Sport

  • Feb 9 1st intercollegiate basketball game (Minn Agricult beats Hamline, 9-3)
  • Feb 9 Volleyball invented by W G Morgan in Massachusetts

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 2 George Halas [Papa Bear], NFL pioneer (owner of the Chicago Bears), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1983)

American Football Player, Coach, Owner, and Pioneer George Halas
American Football Player, Coach, Owner, and Pioneer
George Halas
  • Feb 3 Izak Buys, cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1922, 0 & 4*, 0-52)
  • Feb 6 George Herman (Babe) Ruth, baseball great (NY Yankees), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Feb 15 Earl Thomson, Canadian athlete (d. 1971)
  • Feb 25 DeBenneville "Bert" Bell, PA, NFL owner/commissioner/HOF (Eagles)