On This Day

February 1914 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Feb 1 Chicago White Sox and New York Giants play a 10-inning, 3-3 tie in Cairo, Egypt in an exhibition MLB game; part of special 56-game world tour

Sports History

Feb 7 Charlie Chaplin debuts silent film character The Tramp in "Kid Auto Races at Venice"

Birthdays in Sport

George Nissen

Feb 3 George Nissen, American inventor (created the trampoline), born in Blairstown, Iowa (d. 2010)

  • Feb 6 Forrest Towns, American athlete (Olympic gold 110m hurdles 1936), born in Fitzgerald, Georgia (d. 1991)
  • Feb 8 Bert Haas, baseball player

Bill Veeck

Feb 9 Bill Veeck, American MLB owner and promoter (Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)

  • Feb 14 Norman Von Nida, Australian golfer, coach, broadcaster (British Open 1948 3rd), born in Sydney, NSW (d. 2007)
  • Feb 15 Arthur Sydney Martin, spy catcher
  • Feb 21 Arnold S Denker, NY, US chess champion (1944-46)
  • Feb 23 Theofiel Middelkamp, Dutch cyclist (d. 2005)
  • Feb 23 Mike Tresh, American baseball catcher (MLB All Star 1945; Chicago WS), born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania (d. 1966)
  • Feb 25 John Arlott, British cricket commentator & writer (BBC), born in Basingstoke, England (d.1991)