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 interestGeorge Halas

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

American Football Coach and Team Owner George Halas
American Football Coach and Team Owner
George Halas
  • Feb 3 Izak Buys, cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1922, 0 & 4*, 0-52)
  • Feb 6 George Herman (Babe) Ruth, American Baseball Hall of Fame slugger, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1948)
  • Feb 15 Earl Thomson, Canadian athlete (d. 1971)
  • Feb 18 George "The Gipper" Gipp, football star (Notre Dame)
  • Feb 25 DeBenneville "Bert" Bell, PA, NFL owner/commissioner/HOF (Eagles)