February 1926 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 2 Australasian Championships Women's Tennis, Adelaide: Daphne Akhurst Cozens retains title; beats Esna Boyd Robertson 6-1, 6-3
  • Feb 2 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Adelaide: In all-Australian final John Hawkes beats James Willard 6-1, 6-3, 6-1
  • Feb 6 NFL rules college students ineligible until college classes graduates
  • Feb 6 St Louis Browns acquire catcher Wally Schang from NY Yankees
  • Feb 10 Building of Olympic Stadium Amsterdam, begins
  • Feb 12 Barendrecht soccer team forms
  • Feb 16 Suzanne Lenglen defeats US champion Helen Wills in influential tennis match in Cannes, France
  • Feb 20 Montreal and Ottawa battle out just the second 0-0 tie in NHL history; dominant goalies are Clint Benedict (Maroons) and Alex Connell (Senators)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 3 Arthur Arfons, auto racer/designer (Green Monster 1964-536.71 MPH)
  • Feb 10 Danny Blanchflower, British(?) soccer player
  • Feb 10 Randy Jackson, American baseball 3rd baseman (2-time MLB All Star), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2019)
  • Feb 12 Joe Garagiola, NFL catcher and sportscaster/host (Today Show), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2016)
  • Feb 18 Len Ford, NFL end (Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers)
  • Feb 20 Edgar Meuli, cricketer (opened NZ batting in Test v South Africa 1953)
  • Feb 20 Robert Eugene Richards, Ill, pole vaulter (Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56)

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 24 Eddie Plank, pitcher (won 327 games in 17 years), dies at 51