On This Day

February 1932 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 1 Australian cricket's master batsman Don Bradman scores 299 not out in 10 wicket 4th Test win vs South Africa in Adelaide; runs out of partners going for 300

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Feb 4 III Winter Olympic Games open in Lake Placid, New York
  • Feb 5 American speed skater Jack Shea wins the 1,500m at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics; clinches sprint double after also taking out the 500m
  • Feb 6 1st Olympic dog sled race at Lake Placid, New York (demonstration sport)
  • Feb 8 American speed skater Irving Jaffee wins the 10,000m at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics; clinches distance double after also taking out the 5,000m
  • Feb 9 USA enters Olympic 2-man bobsled competition for 1st time
  • Feb 10 Sweden goes 1-2 in the 18k cross country event at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics; Sven Utterström wins gold ahead of teammate Axel Wikström
  • Feb 12 49 year old Australian cricket spin bowler Bert Ironmonger captures 5-6 as South Africa dismissed for 36 in 5th Test in Melbourne; Australia wins by an innings & 72 runs; series 5-0
  • Feb 12 Sonja Henie of Norway wins her 2nd of 3 consecutive Olympic gold medals in women’s figure skating at the Lake Placid Winter Games; beats Austria’s Fritzi Burger into 2nd place for 2nd straight Games
  • Feb 12 World champion French husband and wife team Pierrre and Andrée Brunet win their 2nd consecutive Olympic pairs figure skating gold medal at the Lake Placid Games
  • Feb 12 Karl Schäfer of Austria wins the first of 2 consecutive men’s figure skating Olympic gold medals at the Lake Placid Winter Games in the United States
  • Feb 13 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Coral McInnes Buttsworth retains title; beats Kathrine Le Mesurier 9-7, 6-4
  • Feb 13 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Jack Crawford retains title and repeats previous year's win over Harry Hopman 4-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-1
  • Feb 13 A 2-2 final round tie with the US is good enough for Canada to clinch its 4th consecutive Olympic ice hockey gold medal at Lake Placid; Canadian center Walter Monson is tournament top scorer with 11 points
  • Feb 13 Finland goes 1-2 in the 50k cross country event at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics; Veli Saarinen wins gold ahead of teammate Väinö Liikkanen
  • Feb 15 III Winter Olympic Games close at Lake Placid, New York
  • Feb 15 Australia beat South Africa in cricket by an innings in 5 hrs 53 min playing time

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 15 As a member of gold medal winning US 4-man bobsleigh team at Lake Placid, Eddie Eagan (boxing gold Antwerp 1920) becomes only Olympian to win gold medals at both summer & winter Games in different sports

Boxer and Bobsledder Eddie Eagan
Boxer and Bobsledder
Eddie Eagan
  • Feb 15 American brothers Hubert and Curtis Stevens beat the 8-nation field to win the 2-man bobsleigh gold medal at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics
  • Feb 18 Sonja Henie wins her 6th straight World Women's figure skating title
  • Feb 24 Malcolm Campbell sets world land speed record speed of 253.96 mph driving his famous Blue Bird car at Daytona Beach, Florida

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 3 Jonathan Fellows-Smith, South African cricket all-rounder (4 Tests), born in Durban, Natal (d. 2013)
  • Feb 5 Cesare Maldini, Italian footballer and manager
  • Feb 9 Tatsuro Hirooka, Japanese baseball player
  • Feb 13 Marcelino Campanal, Spanish soccer defender (11 caps; Real Avilés CF, Sevilla FC, Deportivo de La Coruña), born in Gijón, Spain (d. 2020)
  • Feb 14 Banjo Matthews, American auto racer, owner and constructor (A. J. Foyt, Cale Yarborough), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • Feb 25 Tony Brooks, English auto racer (F1 World C'ship third 1958, runner-up 1959; 6 x F1 wins), born in Dukinfield, Cheshire, England
  • Feb 29 Gavin Stevens, Australian cricket batsman (4 Tests), born in Glenelg, South Australia
  • Feb 29 Masten Gregory, American auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1961, 65 [Jochen Rindt]), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1985)