February 1929 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 4 Archie Jackson scores 164 in Test Cricket debut v England at Adelaide
  • Feb 20 Red Sox announce they will play Sunday games at Braves Field
  • Feb 28 Chic Black Hawks lose record NHL 15th straight game at home

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 3 Ken Shipp, American football coach
  • Feb 5 Al Worthington, baseball player
  • Feb 6 Sixten Jernberg, Swedish skier (Olympic gold 1956/60/64), (d. 2012)
  • Feb 9 Lennox Butler, cricketer (1 Test WI v Aust 1955, 16 & 2-151)
  • Feb 10 Hallgeir Brenden, Norwegian 15K/18K cross country (Oly-gold-1952, 56)
  • Feb 15 Graham Hill, auto racer (1962, 68 international racing champ), born in London, England
  • Feb 16 Gerhard Hanappi, Austrian footballer (d. 1980)
  • Feb 17 Paul Meger, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Feb 22 Ryne Duren, near-sighted pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • Feb 23 Elston Howard, Yankee catcher (1st African American NY Yankee/1963 AL MVP)
  • Feb 27 Djalma Santos, Brazilian footballer, (d. 2013)
  • Feb 27 Jack Gibson, Australian rugby league footballer and coach (d. 2008)
  • Feb 28 Hayden Fry, American football coach

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 14 Tom Burke, American runner (b. 1875)
  • Feb 17 John Read, cricketer (batted in 17 Tests for Eng for 463 runs), dies