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February 1922 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Sports History

Feb 18 Kenesaw Mountain Landis resigns his federal judgeship to give full attention to job as Major League Baseball Commissioner

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 1 Clifford McWatt, West Indian cricket wicketkeeper (6 Tests, 10 dismissals), born in Georgetown, Guyana (d. 1997)
  • Feb 5 Alain de Changy, Belgian racing driver (d. 1994)
  • Feb 8 Joeri Averbach, Russian chess grandmaster
  • Feb 9 Jim Laker, English cricket spin bowler (46 Tests; 193 wickets; world best 19-90 4th Test v Australia 1956), born in Bradford, Yorkshire (d. 1986)
  • Feb 22 Jesús Iglesias, Argentine racing driver, born in Pergamino, Argentina (d. 2005)
  • Feb 24 Kanwar Rai Singh, cricketer (batted at MCG in Test for India 1948)
  • Feb 26 Bill Johnston, Australian cricket fast/spin bowler (40 Tests, 160 wickets @ 23.91; Victoria), born in Beeac, Australia (d. 2007)

Weddings in Sport