On This Day

February 1927 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Feb 17 Toronto Maple Leafs beat the New York Americans, 4-1 in the team's first game since changing name from "St. Patricks"
  • Feb 22 ARC soccer team forms in Alphen on the Rhine

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 3 Ilias Rosidis, Greek soccer defender (29 caps; Olympiacos FC), born in Neo Faliro, Piraeus, Greece (d. 2019)
  • Feb 6 Smokey Burgess, American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Caroleen, North Carolina (d. 1991)
  • Feb 7 Vladimir Kuts, Russian runner (d. 1975)
  • Feb 18 Fazal Mahmood, Pakistan cricket fast bowler (34 Tests, 139 wickets), born in Lahore, Pakistan (d. 2005)
  • Feb 18 Luis Arroyo, Puerto Rican baseball player

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 6 Sam Maguire, Irish Republican and Gaelic footballer (b. 1879)