On This Day

February 1923 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Feb 13 1st Black pro Basketball team, "Renaissance", organizes
  • Feb 16 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard

Sports History

Feb 16 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger

NHL Record

Feb 17 Ottawa left wing Cy Denneny passes Joe Malone as all-time NHL goal scoring leader; scores his 143rd career goal in Senators' 2-0 win over Montreal Canadiens

  • Feb 20 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson becomes President and owner of Boston Braves; buys the team for $300,000 with NY attorney Judge Emil Fuchs and Bostonian James McDonough

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 2 Red Schoendienst, American Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman/manager (10-time All Star), born in Germantown, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • Feb 10 Cesare Siepi, Italian operatic basso (NY Metropolitan Opera, 1950-74), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2010)
  • Feb 10 Allie Sherman, American NFL coach (Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1953-56 CFL; New York Giants 1961–68), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • Feb 14 Jay Hebert, American golfer (PGA Championship 1960), born in St. Martinville, Louisiana (d. 1997)
  • Feb 23 Dante Lavelli, AAFC/NFL end wide receiver (Cleveland Browns)