February 1927 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Feb 11 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Nathaniel Niles
  • 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 16 Roy Purdon, New Zealand harness-racing trainer (21 x NZ trainers premierships; 4 x NZ cup winners; 54 x Group One wins), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2022)
  • 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)
  • Feb 26 Willie Simms, American jockey (US Champion Jockey by wins 1893, 94; Kentucky Derby 1896, 98; Preakness Stakes 1898; Belmont Stakes 1893, 94), dies at 57