On This Day

February 1899 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Feb 12 1st 2-man team 6-day bicycle race in US begins, Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • Feb 16 Future England cricket captain Pelham Warner scores an unbeaten 132 on his Test debut in a 32 run win over South Africa in the 1st Test in Johannesburg
  • Feb 16 Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur Iceland's first football club is founded
  • Feb 18 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Victorias beat Winnipeg Victorias, 3-2 to sweep series, 2-0 for CAHL

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 1 Al Watrous, American golfer (British Open 1926 runner-up), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1983)
  • Feb 3 Forrest "Red" DeBernardi, basketball hall of famer (elected 1961)