On This Day

February 1930 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Feb 15 Wenona Mustangs beat Toluca Wildcats in Illinois Basketball Tournament in 10 overtimes, 26-22
  • Feb 25 Brilliant West Indian cricket batsman George Headley completes twin tons (114 & 112) in 3rd Test win against England at Georgetown, British Guiana
  • Feb 26 West Indies make 1st Test Cricket win, by 289 runs over England

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 4 Jim Loscutoff, American basketball forward (NBA champion (1957, 59–64; Boston Celtics), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2015)
  • Feb 8 Catherine Hardy, Carollton Ga, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1952)
  • Feb 11 Alevtina Koltschina, USSR, cross coutry relay skier (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Feb 15 Frank Navarro, American college football coach (Williams College, Columbia University, Princeton University), born in White Plains, New York (d. 2021)
  • Feb 20 Willie Cunningham, Northern Irish footballer
  • Feb 23 Harry Boldt, German Fed Rep, equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Feb 23 Bobby Dillon, American NFL defensive back (second to record 50 interceptions), born in Temple, Texas (d. 2019)
  • Feb 26 Vic Janowicz, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1950, Ohio State; NFL: Washington Redskins), born in Elyria, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • Feb 28 Frank Malzone, MLB player (Boston Red Sox), born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2015)