On This Day

February 1923 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Feb 13 1st Black pro Basketball team, "Renaissance", organizes
  • Feb 16 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger

Sports record brokenNHL 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

NHL Star Cy Denneny
NHL Star
Cy Denneny
  • 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)