February 1928 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 11 2nd Winter Olympic games opens in St Moritz, Switzerland
  • Feb 19 2nd Winter Olympic games close at St Moritz, Switzerland

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 3 C V Gadkari, cricketer (Indian batsman in 6 Tests 1953-55)
  • Feb 7 Alphonse "Al" Smith [Fuzzy Smith], American MLB outfielder and third baseman (Cleveland Indians), born in Kirkwood, Missouri (d. 2002)
  • Feb 11 Gerry Alexander, cricket wicketkeeper (WI of 50s & 60s)
  • Feb 18 Jim McElreath, auto racer (1970 Ontario 500)
  • Feb 18 Tom Johnson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Feb 20 Elroy Face, baseball pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Feb 25 Paul Elvstrøm, Danish sailer (4 Olympic gold, Finn class 1948, 52, 56, 60), born in Hellerup, Denmark (d. 2016)
  • Feb 26 Everton Weekes, cricketer (one of the 3 W's)

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 1 Hughie Jennings, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder, manager (Detroit Tigers manager 1907-20), dies at of meningitis at 58