On This Day

February 1921 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Feb 5 Yankees purchase 20 acres in Bronx for Yankee Stadium
  • Feb 15 Arthur Mailey completes 9-121 v England, Australian Test Cricket rec

Sports History

Feb 27 US Female Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard; US male Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger

Figure Skater Sherwin Badger
Figure Skater
Sherwin Badger

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 6 Bob Scott [Robert], Rugby player (All Black, 1946-54), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2012)
  • Feb 7 Athol Rowan, cricketer (brother of Eric, South African off-spinner)
  • Feb 8 Hoot Evers, American MLB player, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1991)
  • Feb 14 Piet Kraak, Dutch soccer player
  • Feb 16 Jean Behra, auto racer
  • Feb 24 Gaston Reiff, Belgian athlete (Olympic gold 1948), born in Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium (d. 1992)
  • Feb 25 Andy Pafko, Boyceville, Wisconsin, MLB player (Chicago Cubs), (d. 2013)

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 12 Charles Leslie, cricketer (4 Tests England v Australia 1882-83), dies
  • Feb 27 Schofield Haigh, cricketer (Eng all-rounder 11 Tests 1898-1912), dies