On This Day

February 1929 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Feb 4 Archie Jackson scores 164 in Test Cricket debut v England at Adelaide
  • Feb 20 Boston Red Sox announce they will play Sunday MLB games at Braves Field; Fenway Park located too close to a church
  • Feb 28 Chic Black Hawks lose record NHL 15th straight game at home

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 3 Ken Shipp, American football coach
  • Feb 3 Pedro Nájera, Mexican soccer midfielder (FIFA World Cup 1954, 62; Club América), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 2020)
  • Feb 5 Al Worthington, baseball player
  • Feb 6 Sixten Jernberg, Swedish skier (Olympic gold 1956/60/64), born in Lima, Sweden (d. 2012)
  • Feb 8 Roger Byrne, English soccer fullback (33 caps; Manchester United 245 games; died Munich air disaster), born in Manchester, Lancashire (d. 1958)
  • Feb 9 Lennox Butler, cricketer (1 Test WI v Aust 1955, 16 & 2-151)
  • Feb 10 Hallgeir Brenden, Norwegian cross country skier (Olympic gold 1952, 56), born in Trysil, Norway (d. 2007)

Graham Hill

Feb 15 Graham Hill, British auto racer (Formula One World Champion, 1962 & 1968) born in Hampstead, London (d. 1975)

  • Feb 15 Fred Martinelli, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Ashland University 1959-93), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 2021)
  • Feb 16 Gerhard Hanappi, Austrian footballer (d. 1980)
  • Feb 18 Lou Gorman, American baseball executive (general manager Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2011)
  • Feb 22 Ryne Duren, American near-sighted pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Cazenovia, Wisconsin (d. 2011)
  • Feb 23 Elston Howard, American baseball catcher (12 × MLB All-Star; 6 × World Series; AL MVP 1963; first African-American NY Yankee), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1980)
  • 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 College Football Hall of Fame coach (SMU 1962-72, North Texas State University 1973-78, University of Iowa 1979-98), born in Eastland, Texas (d. 2019)

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 14 Tom Burke, American athlete (Olympic gold 100m, 400m 1896), dies at 53
  • Feb 17 John Read, English cricketer (batted in 17 Tests for Eng for 463 runs), dies