February 1912 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Feb 9 US Tennis Association amends rule taking bye away from defending champion
  • Feb 10 Hobbs & Rhodes make 323 cricket opening stand v Aust at MCG
  • Feb 13 Olympic boxing gold medallist Johnny Douglas takes 5/46 as England cricket team regains Ashes with an innings and 225 run 4th Test win over Australia in Melbourne
  • Feb 16 VSV soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
  • Feb 20 Argentina beats the MCC in their inaugural 1st-class cricket fixture at the Buenos Aires Cricket Club; lose the second and third games of the series

Cricket History

Feb 28 Australian batting great Victor Trumper scores 50 in his final Test innings in 5th Test loss v England at Sydney Cricket Ground


Birthdays in Sport

Byron NelsonByron Nelson (1912-2006)

Feb 4 American golfer (winner 5 major titles; record 19 tournaments 1945), born in Fort Worth, Texas

  • Feb 12 Eddie J Bush, golf professional
  • Feb 13 Jose de Capriles, American fencer (Olympic-1936, 48, 52)

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 28 Bill Storer, English cricket wicket-keeper (6 Tests 1897-99), dies