February 1934 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 14 NHL Ace Bailey Benefit Game: Toronto beats All-Stars 7-3 in Toronto
  • Feb 23 Casey Stengel becomes manager of Brooklyn Dodgers

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 5 Henry 'Hank' Aaron, baseball player (record 755 HRs, 1957 NL MVP), born in Mobile, Alabama

Person of interestDon Cherry

Feb 5 Don Cherry, Canadian hockey commentator (Hockey Night in Canada), born in Kingston, Ontario

Ice Hockey Coach and Commentator Don Cherry
Ice Hockey Coach and Commentator
Don Cherry
  • Feb 9 John A Ziegler Jr, 4th NHL president (1977-92), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • Feb 11 John Surtees, British F1 driver (1964 Championship) and motorcyclist (7 world championships), born in Tatsfield (d. 2017)

Person of interestBill Russell

Feb 12 Bill Russell, American basketball star (Boston Celtics, Olympic-gold 1956), born in West Monroe, Louisiana

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell
  • Feb 14 Marlene Matthews, Australia, sprinter (Olympic 2 bronze-1956)
  • Feb 16 Marlene Bauer Hagge, Eureka SD, LPGA golfer (1950 Woman Athlete)
  • Feb 20 Bobby Unser, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1968, 75, 81), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Person of interestSparky Anderson

Feb 22 Sparky Anderson [George Lee Anderson], American MLB manager (Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers), born in Bridgewater, South Dakota (d. 2010)

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • Feb 24 Flemming Nielsen, Danish soccer player (Olympic silver 1960)
  • Feb 24 Frank Chapot, American equestrian (Olympic silver 1960, 1972), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • Feb 26 Ron Gaunt, cricketer (Australian fast bowler late 50s early 60s)

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 17 Siegbert Tarrasch, German chess player (b. 1862)
  • Feb 25 John McGraw, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder/manager (manager NY Giants World Series champions 1905, 21-22), dies of uremic poisoning at 60